The Cortland Democrat, Friday, October 17, 1890.
Death of William Miller.
After an illness confining him to the house and his bed for nearly four months Mr. William Miller breathed his last, surrounded by his children and grandchildren at the pleasant family home No. 11 Lincoln Avenue, at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held from the house at 1 P. M. Monday, conducted by the Rev. W. Bours Clarke, burial being made at East Homer.
William Miller, son of George and Jane Miller, was born at Low Cote Hill, Carlisle City, Cumberland, Eng., December 24, 1808. In the year 1837 he came to this country, spending the greater part of his time at work for residents of this county, returning to his native land the latter part of '38. He united in marriage with Miss Ann Armstrong at the parish church of Bolston, Cumberland, January 24, 1839.
Shortly after his marriage he returned to America and located in the town of Truxton, where for 24 years he was successfully engaged in farming, and held the office of Assessor for several terms. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Miller, three of whom died in early years. The wife and mother dying in 1862. The following year he purchased the desirable home of Moses Yale near the toll-gate north of this village, now the property of Dewitt Rose, where he resided for a period of twenty years, subsequently removing to this village where he resided until his death.
March 20, 1866, he was married to Mrs. Mary Ann Story, who still survive him.
Of a family of three sisters, Mary, Jane, Margaret, and six brothers, Thomas, John, Richard, George, William and Isaac, the latter alone is now living; his home being at Homer.
During his life Mr. Miller won the friendship and esteem of his neighbors by his square and honorable dealing. While unassuming in manner he was of sterling make up and was a fast friend to those who were deserving of his confidence and respect.
Mr. David W. Carver, of Little York, was transacting business about the village of Homer Tuesday afternoon in usual good health. Upon reaching home he partook of a hearty supper. Soon afterward he was taken with violent vomiting and convulsions, which continued until about three o'clock Wednesday morning when he died. Mr. Carver, for several years past, has conducted the business of market gardening. He was about 51 years of age.
Death of James Suggett.
Mr. James Suggest died at his residence, corner of Maple and Homer avenues, at 3 o'clock, Thursday morning. The funeral will be attended from the family residence at 2 o'clock P. M., Saturday.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The service Sunday afternoon was well attended and showed deep interest in the earnest address of Mr. W. H. Clark. $150 was subscribed to the proposed new building by the young men. The total amount of subscription on account of members' fund is $1500. The interest manifested among the young men is certainly very encouraging and shows the estimate of value of the association to our young men.
Any young man who wishes to help forward this enterprise is urged to step in and look at the sketches and encourage the movement by leaving his subscription. Two years time is given for payment.
The gymnasium will probably open Wednesday evening, Oct. 22. The new director, Sherman J. Helmer, has arrived and is getting ready for business. His ability as a gymnasium instructor is unquestioned and therefore a successful year is expected in the physical department. Mr. Helmer is a very pleasant and unassuming gentleman and is sure to please all of our young men and friends of the association who form his acquaintance. Join the association and place yourself under his instruction.
The district convention will be held at Oneonta beginning Friday Oct. 17, and closing Sunday evening. An interesting programme has been arranged. The delegates from this association are W. A. Kling, C. L. Bushnell and Edward Allen.
Next Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, Dr. C. W. Parker will speak. All young men are invited.
HERE AND THERE.
Circuit Court and Court of Oyer and Terminer opens next Monday.
The Truxtons defeated the Actives on the fair grounds last Saturday. Score, 10 to 4.
Beginning Wednesday evening, the drug stores of Cortland will close at 8 P. M., excepting Saturdays.
Edwin Miller, of Homer, was badly gored by his cow while leading her a few days since, but is recovering.
Mr. Nathan L. Pierce's elegant new residence, 70 Elm street, is receiving the finishing touches upon the interior.
The front of Ray & Noonan's Exchange hotel, South Main street, has been much improved by a liberal coating of paint.
Miss Sarah Orne Jewett's next story has been bought by The Ladies Home Journal, and it will shortly begin in that magazine.
The Normals played a game with the McLean club, last Saturday, on the latter's grounds, and were defeated by a score of 14 to 12.
On Saturday last Dr. C. W. Parker performed a very skillful operation upon the right eye of John Corcoran, in the removal of a large pterygium.
Mr. W. S. Freer will give a social party at his hall in Higginsville, on Friday evening, Oct. 24th. Music by Happy Bill Daniels' orchestra. Bill, 1.25.
There was a large audience in the Opera House, last Saturday evening, to hear Col. Geo. W. Bain, the temperance orator. Ex-Judge A. P. Smith presided.
"Free Trade and Protection Applied to Religion" will be the topic of an illustrated discourse by the Rev. Ure Mitchell at the Universalist church, Sunday evening.
It will be well to see that outside doors, hatchways and windows are secured at night, as the season for tramps and slick prowlers is at hand. Deposit your surplus cash in one of the several banks.
The reception at Mrs. Nathan Randall's, in Homer, on Wednesday evening of last week, was a perfect success. Guests report that they had a most enjoyable time. Net receipts for Calvary church about $30.
The pay of Inspectors and Clerks of Election under the new law is not changed. They receive $2 per day for each day's service when they sit as a Board of Registry as well as for their services on election day.
The regular semi-monthly mothers' meeting (west) will be held at the residence of Mrs. J. E. Wheeler, 47 Park street, on Thursday, Oct. 23d, at 1 P. M. Subject for consideration, "Care of the Sick." All ladies are cordially invited.
This evening Mr. J. H. May will give another of his popular select parties, with music by Happy Bill Daniels' orchestra. Mr. May's strict adherence to the rule that no gentleman will be admitted without a lady, has resulted most satisfactorily throughout the season.
A remarkable family live in Cortland county, wherein the great-great-grandmother is only sixty-nine years old. The representative of the first generation is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Hyer, of Dog Hollow, town of Truxton, who is six months old, its mother is seventeen years old; the grandmother, Mrs. Dwight Hopkins, of Chenango, is thirty-two years of age; its great grandmother, Mrs. Thaxter Lockwood, at forty-nine years, looks but a trifle older than her daughter; while the great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Grainger, is a remarkably well preserved lady of sixty-nine years. The families all reside within a few miles of each other.—DeRuyter Gleaner.
There will be a turkey rattle at Hotel Burns, North Main street, Saturday evening of this week.
Read the announcement of the Cortland County Agricultural Society in another column of this issue.
Mr. Thomas Allport has the foundation nearly completed for a large residence on Miller street, a short distance off North Main.
Eight members of the Binghamton Wheel Club made the run from that city to Cortland, last Sunday afternoon, in time to take supper at the Messenger House. They returned on the 10 P. M. train.
Did you ever give thought to the fact that Noah advertised the flood; that he lived through it; that those who laughed at him got drowned, and that ever since then the advertiser has been getting along prosperously, while non-advertisers have been getting left?
Frank Livingston has removed his gunsmith shop to Cortland, and expects to leave for that place to reside in the spring. Our Cortland friends will find Mr. Livingston an efficient mechanic and a good citizen. It is with regret that we learn of his departure.—Marathon Independent.
Rev. D. D. Campbell, the new pastor of the first M. E. church, will not arrive in Cortland in time to preach next Sunday. Rev. C. E. Hamilton, pastor of the Homer Avenue church, will therefore preach in the first church in the morning, and probably in the Homer Avenue church in the evening.
A progressive euchre party was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Beard, Charles street, at which twenty-five couples were assembled Wednesday evening. Elegant refreshments were served at the close of the game, and all present speak most favorably of the entertainment, but will not disclose the names of the victors.
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