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Washington County Post, March 16, 1897

Odds and Ends


Extra special thanks to Charlotte Falkowski for submitting these articles!




At White Creek, NY on the 11th inst. by the Rev. John Harwood, Mr. John M. Lord to Miss Charlotte Youlin, both of this village.

In this town on Thurs. 11 inst. by Wm A. Russell, Esq. Mr. William H. Ratchof this town to Miss Harriet Ann Mattison of Chester,Monroe Co.

At West Hebron, on the 10th inst. by Rev. Alexander Shaud, Mr. Robertson of Argyleto Miss Agnes Armstrong, of this former place.


In this town on the 1st inst., Robert Stewart, Esq. in the 81st year of his age.

At the hotel, in this village, on the 9th inst, Mrs. Sibbel, widow of Capt. Andrew Enos, of Leicester, Vt. ae 72 years.

On Thurs Feb 18,1847,William Leroy, infant son of Mr. Lucius C. Tappen, aged 6 months and 11 days.
relentless death has come again,
resless, pale, terrible King,
His silent shaft over peace has slain
and cut in twain life's slender string.

Behold ,what scenes of anguish rise,
As death projects his awful rod,
But soon he drops his hostile gauge
And open the way that leads to God.

Sure, to the mansions of the blest,
When infant innocence ascends,
Some angel, brighter than the rest
Their spirits upward flight attends.

On wings of light and love they rise,
Beyond where stars in splendor roll;
Till some fair sister in the skies
Meets and receives the kindred soul.

There on the Mount of Heavenly rest,
like Verdant flowers ,immortal bloom,
In robes of light divinely dressed
and fixed in there eternal home.

Death of two Venerable sisters:
Hannah Gillaspy & Lucy Elkington who have lived together in a house in almond St., both expired about noon on Monday, almost at the same instant. The former was in her 90th year and the latter was in her 86th year. They were members of the society of Friends. Philadelphia American.

Lt. Woods, who fell at Monterey, was buried with full military honors, at Levitown, PA. a few days since. The procession was quite extended.


A machine has been invented in N.J. which will work up 400 pigs of lead per day into musket balls, with the aid of a single man.

Fire Destroys Stores:

Some 15 tenements, principally stores in Columbus, Ga. were destroyed by fire on the nite of the 3rd inst, the damage is estimated at between 30 to 40 thousand.


I hereby forbid all persons trusting my daughter, Ann (widow Livingston) or either of her children on my account and I will pay no debts of their contracting after this date. Patrick McGill Cambridge, NY Jan 28,1847.

Left my bed and board without cause or provocation, my wife Nancy. I hereby forbid all persons harboring her or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. White Creek Feb 23,1847 Benj Van Tueple 

Left home on the 9th of Feb last, Samuel McMillan, a boy about 17 years of age, light hair and complexion, had on when he went away, a red plush cap, grey tweed frock coat with pockets in the side.m  Any information in regard to him, communicated to Andrew McMillan Jr., West Hebron, Washington Co. NY or Charlesqua, NO White Creek will be thankfully received and duly rewarded.

Copyright Charlotte Falkowski, 2001

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