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Middletown, Orange Co., New York
News Clippings, June 8, 1891
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Mrs. Harry M. Hayes will visit for the next two weeks in Monticello.

Fred Buckley and wife of Liberty, spent Sunday at Mr. Myron Buck's.

Mrs. Mary Wright, of Goshen, was in town Friday and Saturday visiting friends.

Mrs. Dr. Kinch, formerly Miss Lizzie Evans, is visiting in town.

Charles H. Frint and family, of Orange, N.J., spent Sunday in town.

Miss Nettie Strait, of Brooklyn, is visiting Mrs. Fred Smith, on Orchard street, for a few days.

Miss Cora G. Smith, who is attending the Normal School at New Paltz, was home over Sunday.

Jehiel Vaughn, the reservoir contractor, with his children went to Ellenville to-day for a visit.

Mr. Fred Case, the Superintendent of the Telephone Company, has gone to keeping house at 91 Linden avenue.

Martin Gillen, the Erie operator at Paterson, visited his brother John and other friends in this city Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Mortimer Cogswell, wife and daughter, of Brooklyn, who have been visiting Mr. E. A. Tice's, returned home to-day.

Miss Nettie Wiggins went to-day to Matteawan to make a visit of three weeks.

Mrs. E. A. Tice and Mrs. Fannie Minshull leave to-day for a visit of several days in central New York.

Harry Crane, who is attending the military academy at Cayuga Lake, will return home for his summer vacation the last of the week.

Miss Hattie Case, of Newburgh, sister of Mr. Fred Case, superintendent of the Telephone Company in this city, is visiting friends here.

Charles W. Jones, the Erie's dispatcher at Newburgh, accompanied by his wife and Miss Kernochan, of that city, spent Sunday in town.

Mrs. B. G. Palmer returned Saturday from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Uptegrove, in Brooklyn.

Dr. S. H. Talcott went to Albany to-day on business connected with the plans for the new buildings at the State Hospital.

Conductor Payson formerly with the O. & W., who now resides at Oneida, returned to-day after visiting friends here.

A. V. N. Powelson, Esq., and family returned Saturday evening from their visit to Annapolis.   It was a delightful trip.

Mrs. John Mulock, of East Orange, N.J. is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Sallie Coleman, on Academy avenue, who has been in failing health for some time past.

Peter Smith, one of New York's active young men, who is connected with the Albert Palmer publishing house, is visiting his mother and other relatives.

Sheriff Jacob M. Johnson called at the TIMES office to-day.  He did not come to serve a writ of ejectment, but for a much pleasanter purpose.  May his shadow never grow less.

Edward Hamilton, dispatcher on the O. & W., who has been away to California for several weeks, returned yesterday, bringing with him his father, whom he placed in the State Hospital.

Miss F. Pellett, of Norwich, who has been visiting in the family of Mr. C. H. Hopkins, returned home to-day.

Dewitt Evans, of Pine Bush, has taken the position of engineer with P.F. Miller, the carpenter.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Rhinehart, of New York, have issued cards announcing their marriage, which was recently mentioned in the TIMES.   They will reside at 443 West 23d street (29 London Terrace).

John E. Corwin, who was formerly engaged in the grocery business at North street and Wickham avenue, and who, with his family, a few months ago went to Boise City, Idaho, will return to Middletown in a few days.

Mr. H. H. Crane and Mrs. G. B. Adams will go to Poughkeepsie, on Wednesday to attend the graduating exercises of Lyndon Hall, the boarding school at which Miss Grace Crane and Miss Grace Adams are pupils.

Ex-Alderman H. H. Crane spent a portion of last week with a party of friends along the Beaverkill fishing.   They made their headquarters at Sprague's and report a good catch although the weather was too cold for comfort.

T. A. Weiler and family are spending the day at Tuxedo Park.

S. W. Roberts, of Scranton, Pa., is visiting in town.  He expects his twin brother, Dr. C. Wesley Roberts of Washington, here to-morrow.

Prof. George has received a copy of the Toledo Blade of June 3, which contains an interesting interview with Rev. Mr. Scadding, who arrived there last Tuesday.  He was well-pleased with his first impression of Toledo.  The next evening after his arrival he officiated at a wedding in his church, the groom being an old college mate at Trinity College, in Canada.

Chas. Harrington, an old soldier, and a member of Co. B 124th Reg. N.Y. Vol., died at the soldiers home at Hampton, Va., on Tuesday, May 26, aged 56 years, 3 months and 12 days.  Before the war he was in the employ of Mr. Ray of Goshen, and was a resident of this place for a number of years.  He leaves surviving him, a daughter, Miss Etta Harrington, of this place.

Chas. Dusenberry who has been confined to the house by illness for some time past is again able to be around.

Alfred Wells, a wealthy and esteemed resident of Goshen, died at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Edson Coleman at 9 a.m. Sunday.  He had been failing gradually during the past few months and the direct cause of his death was general debility.   The funeral will take place at the house of Mrs. Coleman at 11 a.m. Tuesday.   The remains will be interred in the Phillipsburgh cemetery.   Mr. Wells was a direct descendant of Hon. William Wells, of Norfolkshire, England, who is stated to have been a passenger on the ship "Free Love," of London, on June 10, 1635.  He was an educated lawyer in England and high Sheriff of New Yorkshire on Long Island.    Deceased was a son of Joshua Wells Jr., who died on the homestead farm in 1867, and Jemima, daughter of Jonathan Sayer, who died in 1811.   Mr. Wells was borne on the homestead Nov. 17, 1805.   His early education was received in the common school and at the Farmers Hall Academy at Goshen.  For one term he was teacher but succeeded to the homestead property upon which he spent most of his business life.  He was a man of determined effort, judicious in the management of his affairs, and when far past the active duties of life, found pleasure in the care and superintendence of the place of his birth, where he and his wife spent so many happy years together.   In June 1832 he married Lydia, daughter of John Nyce, of Wheat Plains, Pike county, Pa.   He is survived by eight children, J. Ed. Wells, of Goshen, John N. of San Francisch, Dr. Geo. W. of New York, Moses A., a soldier of the late war and now a merchant of Chicago, Mary F., wife of Edson Coleman of Goshen, Charlotte, wife of S.W. Slaughter of Waverly, Eugene F., of Waverly and Charles S. of Goshen.

Miss Elma Lummis, the experienced pianist and music teacher, of 55 Sprague avenue, is prepared to furnish piano music for weddings, concerts and festivals.


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