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January 3, 1911 Auburn Citizen : Fire At Waverly. Unoccupied Hotel Destroyed - Work of a Fire Bug. Waverly, Jan. 3 - The business section of this town was threatened with destruction for several hours this morning by an incendiary fire which destroyed the Tioga hotel. The fire started shortly after midnight. Help was summoned from Sayre, Pa., a few miles away, and the entire fire department of that town responded. With its assistance the fire was finally gotten under control. The hotel was unoccupied, having been closed about two weeks ago.

January 6, 1911 "Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Will of Joseph Theodore Sawyer. The following is a copy of the last will and testament of the late Joseph Theodore Sawyer, filed in the Surrogate's office: First, I give and bequeath to my wife, Alice L. Sawyer, $20,000 to be paid to her one year from my death, which said legacy given to my wife as aforesaid, I hereby declare is intended to be given to her in full satisfaction, and of, and for, her dower and thirds which she may or can in any wise claim demand out of my estate. Second, I give and devise to my wife and daughter, Ellen L. Sawyer, during their joint lives the use of my homestead, No. 229 Chemung street (directories list as 329 Chemung st.), Waverly, N. Y., with the furniture therein and the lands thereto adjoining. Third, I give and bequeath to the First Baptist church of Waverly, N. Y., $3,000, to be paid one year after my death. Fourth, I give and bequeath to Fred A. Sawyer $1,000 in trust, nevertheless, for his son, Harold Sawyer, the same to be kept invested and with its income paid to said Harold Sawyer when he becomes 21 years of age. Fifth, I give and bequeath to Louis J. Buley $1,000, in trust, nevertheless, for his son, Theodore S. Buley the same to be kept invested, and with the income paid to the said Theodore S. Buley when he becomes 21 years of age. If said Theodore S. Buley should die before attaining the age of 21 years, the same to go to Louis J. Buley. Sixth, I give and bequeath to Fred A. Sawyer $3,000, to be paid him one year from my death. The same said sum, so given, is intended as a compensation to him for assistance he will give my executor in caring for my estate. Seventh, I give devise and bequeath all the rest of my estate, real, personal and mixed, to my daughter, Ellen L. Sawyer, in fee. Eighth, I hereby nominate and appoint my daughter, Ellen L. Sawyer, sole executrix of this my last will. In witness whereof I, the said Joseph Theodore Sawyer, have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of March, 1908. Witness, John C. VanAtta and E. H. VanAtta.

February. 3, 1911 "Waverly Free Press":... Nov. 3 Missionary Work in Lumber and Mining Camps, Mrs. F. W. Merriam, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter....

February 10, 1911 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Married at Elmira. An Elmira wedding of special interest to Waverly people was that of Miss Claribel Merrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Merrill, formerly of this place, and Frederick E. Kingsbury, which took place at the home of the bride Monday evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. Lew Williams, and Miss Hazel Bell of this place and Lester Merrill were the attendants. The bride who was given away by her father was gowned in white chiffon messalline, trimmed with pearl trimmings and eider down, made entrain, and her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and lillies of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of roses. Miss Bell's gown was of embroidered chiffon over blue silk and her bouquet was of pink roses. The house was elaborately trimmed with ropes of laurel, carnations, roses and sweet-peas and Mrs. Markham and Miss Reidy catered. Mr. and Mrs. Kingsbury left on a trip over the Lackawanna for New York city and will make their home at Elmira. Almost forty guests were present, among whom were Mrs. Ellsworth Gamble, Mrs. Rich, Mildred Case, Beatrice Lane, Hazel Bell, Joseph Robinson and George Knapp of this place, and Florence Grumme of Sayre.

February 17, 1911 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Waverly Couple Celebrated an Anniversary which Comes to but Few People. Married Sixty-one Years. Mr. and Mrs. Azariah Van Atta of Pennsylvania avenue, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Sunday, but on account of the poor health of the latter, no formal celebration was held. Mr. Van Atta, who is 83 years of age, was born near Barton, and Mrs. Van Atta was a native of Berkshire, Vermont. They were married at South Danby and immediately came here, and have witnessed the growth of Waverly from a few farm houses to the present village. Mr. Van Atta has been closely associated with the business interests; first as a contractor, when he built some of our churches and finest homes; and from 1880 until a year ago has been superintendent of the water works. The married life of this aged couple has been an ideal one and they have the congratulations of the entire community. (Azariah J. VanAtta was the designer and re-builder of our home at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY.)

E. Minor Payne, one of our earliest prominent business men, passed away in Brooklyn, Monday, February 13, after a short illness. His father, Hiram Payne, moved his family to this place in 1854 and he and his sons were identified with the business interests of the village. For years they conducted a large store in the Shepard block, now occupied by the Tioga Steam Laundry, but some time ago the deceased left here to become manager of the New York house of E. J. Heraty & Co., and took up his residence in Brooklyn. During this time however the family came here each summer occupying their home at the corner of (300) Chemung and Athens streets, thus keeping in touch with their early friends. Mrs. Payne died here about five years ago and since that time Mr. Payne has made his home with his daughter in Brooklyn. He was 73 years of age and is survived by the following children: Mrs. F. S. Benedict, Miss Charlotte Payne and George Payne of Brooklyn and Edward Payne of Sayre. The remains were brought here yesterday morning and a short service was held at Glenwood conducted by the Rev. Parke Richards of the Presbyterian church. 

March 3, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Waverly And Its Advantages. Address of Wm. C. Buck, Delivered at the Business Men's Banquet, Last Week. For the Business Men's Banquet, last week Wm. C. Buck, station agent of the Erie railroad at Waverly, was assigned the subject of "Glittering Generalities" and the address was so filled with matters of interest to Waverly that we give below the principal parts of it: Mr. Toastmaster and Gentlemen of the Buiness Men's Association and Honored Guests: Your genial and efficient toastmaster called on me to give a three and one-half minute talk on glittering generalities, which means anything general, not specific; call it what you please I am going to say a few words, and will first treat of the railroads, and tell you of their worth to our village and Valley. It has been said, and I fully concur, that when a man works for a railroad corporation ten years, he is then unfitted for any other occupation, and if for fifteen years with a railroad he is unfitted even for that. I have served my ten years four fold, and yet I think I know of many benefits to be derived from our railroads by the shipping and traveling public. I, at times, think they do not appreciate their worth. Would you believe gentlemen, that these same railroads, about whom we hear at times many complaints, pay out each month at Waverly and Sayre large sums of money. It seems incredible, yet true that $1,500,000 was disbursed at Sayre and Waverly during the year ending January 31st. This may cause some of the business men to stop, look and listen, but these figures are substantially correct and shows to your Association the value of railroads to this Valley. Speaking of shipping facilities, I think I know what is necessary, and yet I cannot call to mind a village with any better than that of our own Waverly. You reach the east, the west, the north and the south with fair rates and prompt service, and that is all any village may or can do. Then has it ever occurred to you, have you ever given a thought to the trolley system right at our door? Service to Sayre and Athens every 10 minutes for 17 hours a day and all night, after 12 o'clock, every hour. Do you know, can you tell me of a village that can boast of better service? I think not. Has it ever occurred to you that right at our door you can take a car every hour going to Elmira and return every hour from 6 a.m. till 11 p.m. and the service has been and no doubt will be during the summer months, every 30 minutes. Do you know of a village or even a city, that can boast of any such service? So there is nothing to complain of, nothing that we can ask for, that I can see, that would improve our shipping and traveling facilities in and out of Waverly. Then we have in the village of Waverly, the best water system of any village in the state, for which we feel justly proud. It has taken years to bring this to perfection, and the question now being agitated as to who shall own it, matters not, you cannot destroy the water system, which is the best in the land. Another matter I want to call your attention to. Have any of you gentlemen stopped to think, do you know, what we have in the way of wholesale grocery houses? When I first came to Waverly I could at once see that it was a desirable place for a wholesale grocery house. I went to my friend, Ray Tompkins at Elmira, who is the head of C. M. & R. Tompkins, and talked to him, but he was then in the banking business, and was not giving his personal attention to the grocery business. I then went to our friend who is now passed away, Mr. Walker, suggested it to him, but he had his hands full in his retail trade. I saw Mr. E. F. Layton of the S. Mills Ely Company of Binghamton; he came here looked it over, and we now have a wholesale grocery house, whose business has more than doubled. The we have the Tioga Mill and Elevator Co. You would be surprised if I should tell you of the number of cars of grain that are milled in transit, by this and other firms in Waverly. The East Waverly Milling Co. has the milling and transit arrangement, and I regret to say are making carload after carload of corn flakes, which is used in the manufacture of (Concluded from 12th Page.)

March 3, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Waverly And Its Advantages. (Continued from First Page.) beer. When I was a young man and drank beer, they told me that beer was made from malt and hops, but now I believe they use everything but hops. We have Personius & Son. Yes you would be surprised to know the number of cars this firm handles, built up by D. V. Personius, and ably carried on by his son, Mr. William Personius. We have the Hall & Lyon Furniture Co., who manufacture furniture which used to be the cheap cottage variety but I understand now they are the rivals of Grand Rapids, where the best is made. We have the A. H. Thomas Paint Co., and the Matress works under the management of my young friend, Mr. F. W. Merriam, whose business is growing. The Lawrence-Letts Elbow Co., known throughout the west and northwest for their elbows, and who have been very successful in building up a large trade, and who have a national reputation for making the best elbow on the market. The George H. Moore Fruit Co., and the F. L. Norton Fruit Co., of whom you gentlemen can purchase the best fruit and candies on the market, and yet how many of you are purchasing these commodities from Elmira and Binghamton. E. Stein the Junk Dealer, who ships during the season two and three cars a week; the Waverly Silk Ribbon Co., who have just commenced operation and will give employment to a large number of hands. I dare say that there are members of the Association about this board who do not know the fact that we have two mitten factories here in our town, the Chemung Mitten Co., and the Spencer-Delemater Co., the latter just starting operations, and who are going to succeed. Then we have the Cudahy Packing Co., ably managed by Mr. W. H. W. Jones, who has five salesmen on the road starting from here covering the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland, and who have sold over one-half million dollars worth of canned meats during the past year. Then I must not forget to mention the W. H. Denslow Heating Co., who manufacture, as I am told, and I get my information from Brother Denslow, the best furnace on earth; and last, but by no manner of means least gentlemen we have the Capt. T. Mills Bottling Works where you can get the beer not made from "Corn Flakes." In connection with this milling proposition, I am going to touch upon rather a tender spot, and that is what I want to do. Generalities is what I was to talk about and I hold I have the right to say what I please. I tried to get hold of Mr. Palmer, the manager of the Tioga Milling Co., and talk with him regarding his way of ingress and egress to that mill. During the summer months I know they ford the creek; in the winter months he has to drive around back of Barton and over Talmadge Hill. He never has complained to me, but I am going to complain about their employes walking down on the Erie railroad in order to reach their plant: it is dangerous, against the law, and they ought to be arrested. Now gentlemen of the Chamber of Commerce has purchased some 29 or 30 acres of land, the exact acerage I am not able to state, in that locality; they have purchased two bridges which the Erie R. R. sold them at less than scrap rates to encourage the building of a highway, which would eliminate trespassing upon the Erie right of way, and to complete the bridges over the creeks the Lehigh Valley R. R. has consented to furnish them sand and gravel to make their concrete piers, and they ask you, I say you, because the Business Men's Association of Waverly are the proper ones, to see that your village and town officials assist in building up our business industries by opening the necessary highways therefor. That is what your Association is for. Now then why not take the bridges purchased by the Chamber of Commerce, they offer to present them to you, all they ask, as near as I can learn - I have not had the opportunity to talk with any of them of late- to extend Broad street east along the line of the Erie to the intersection of where it comes across and connects with the old stage road or what is known as the Ellistown road. With this, I believe other industries might be induced to come over on that tract. Now do not say it is too far out of town, because it is not. I don't care where the factory is located, east or west of us, it must naturally benefit Waverly. If there is any feeling regarding the Chamber of Commerce, cut it out; I repeat, cut it out. That is what this banquet and meeting is for. Bury the hatchet. Now I want to say a word regarding our Fire department. I tell you that you have one of the best, if not the best volunteer Fire Departments in the State of New York. The best organized, the best equipped. Now that is saying a great deal, but I get my information from friends outside of Waverly, some who have visited here, and others who were never in town, but know of our efficient Fire Department. So you see we have acquired a good name in one respect, if no other. If it had not been for our Fire Department, during the past few weeks, I fear that we would have had a loss that would have greatly embarrassed you members of this Board, but by their united efforts, they saved the village from partial destruction, at least. The coming summer the boys are going to have a holiday, they are going to have a convention and you gentlemen should make every effort, to show your appreciation of their good work. That is all the boys ask, and I hope there will be none but what will contribute and assist in every way possible. It is not generally known, but I want to say to you that I am an old fireman, a member of Linta Hose of Towanda. I have talked longer than I intended and I do not know of anything especially interesting that I have said, but in conclusion I want to say that we need a new name, or perhaps not a new name, but the first thing we should do is to adopt a resolution agreeing to "Get Together." We also need a little more grit. Grit makes the man. The want of it, the chump; The men who win, lay hold, Hang on and hump. To get results we must do this; some people get results if kindly encouraged, which is very commendable, but give me a Business Men's Association, that can do things, in spite of hell.

March 10, 1911Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: George Knapp spent several days this week at Newark Valley.

March 17, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Miss Nyce of Stroudsburg, Pa., is spending some time with her cousin, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter of Chemung street.

Death of George Buck. The remains of George Buck, who died last week of consumption, at Colorado Springs, Col., were brought here Sunday morning and brief services were held at Forest Home Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Charles Raynor of Grace Church at 9 o'clock. The deceased was the son of the late Josiah Buck, for many years one of our best known residents and the Erie ticket agent. He had resided at Springfield, Mass., for several years but his health failing had gone to Colorado, hoping the change would be a benefit. He is survived by his wife, mother and two brothers Howard and Frank of Springfield, Mass., all of whom were here for the interment.

March 24, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": J.W. Knapp & Son have added a millinery department of ready to wear hats, which will be in charge of the Misses Maria and Mildred Case. The same firm will soon add another department, which will contain a complete line of colonial glass.

March 31, 1911 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Fire at Riverside Farm. During Monday's storm lightning struck a large hen house on Riverside farm, about three miles east of this village and the building was totally destroyed. It was an octagon building about 50 feet in diameter, two stories high, and cost, when built by James Forsyth, in the neighborhood of $3,000. The property is owned by Mr. Berry, who came here from the west about three years ago, and was not insured. Soon after Mr. Berry purchased the property a large barn on the premises was struck by lightning and burned, together with its contents, and the year before a small building was also burned by lightning. Fortunately the building had recently been cleared of its contents, which will lessen the loss by several hundred dollars.

April 21, 1911 Waverly Free Press: For Sale or Exchange. Fine house and lot on Lyman avenue with 3 1/2 acres, 13 more acres that could be purchased or rented. House piped from a never failing spring, hot and cold water, bath, telephone and all modern improvements. Large roomy barn, sufficient to winter 10 head of cattle. Fine chicken house, 40x60. Twelve minutes walk from Broad street. Street car service within five minutes walk from house. Ideal place for poultry and dairy farm. Inquire, J. W. Knapp & Son, or George B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y.

Tioga Chapter Meets. The April meeting of Tioga Chapter D. A. R. was held on Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. N. Weaver in Sayre. The meeting was well attended and much interest was manifested in the subject for the day, which was ably presented in two papers the first a brief sketch by Mrs. Chas. Smith on the "Conflicting Claims of States", the second a very able and interesting paper by Mrs. Willard Murray on the "Character and Work of Timothy Pickering." Mrs. C. M. Driggs rendered two vocal solos and Mrs. Snow entertained the chapter with an original poem lauding the heroes of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Tea and cake were served by the hostess. The chapter is planning a Colonial Tea for the May meeting.

April 24, 1911"Waverly Free Press": WAVERLY HOSPITAL TO BE AIDED BY SOCIETY Musical Tea at the Home of Mrs. Gamble, for Which Tickets Are Selling at $1, Expected to Furnish the Ambulance Fund Waverly, April 24-An event of the utmost interest and importance in social and benevolent circles will be the Musical Tea, to be given at the home of Mrs. Ellsworth Gamble on the evening of Tuesday, April 25, at 8 o'clock. This tea will be given under the auspices of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the People's Hospital for the benefit of the ambulance fund. Tickets are on sale at $1 each, and more than 100 have been sold. The worthiness of the object alone is sufficient attraction, but a musical program of a high order has been arranged, and the guests will have the pleasure of listening to some of the best vocal and instrumental talent in this section. Several Elmira musicians will assist in the program, donating their services on this occasion, though they are numbered among the best of the paid musicians. The program will be as follows: Overture, Kramm's orchestra; soprano solos, Mrs. Wiegand, (a) "Song of the Soul" (b) "Come to the Garden, Love" (Mary Turner Salter), (c) "Ah! Love but a Day" Mrs. Beach: baritone solo, "Only In Dreams" (Dekoven), Perey Weller; Kramm's orchestra, selected: contralto solo, Miss Mary Fennell, (a), "Creole Lover's Song" (Dudley Buck); (b), "Lullaby," (Schuman-Heink): violin solos, Miles Minnie Smith, (a) Hungarian Dance (b) Berceuse (Joslyln): baritone solo, selected. Clarence Carpenter: piano solo, Rondo Brilliante, (C. N. VonWeber), Mrs. Leon Betowski; Kramm's orchestra, finale. Accompanists, Mrs. Charles Weller, Waverly; Charles X. O'Brien, Elmira. The patronesses are: Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs H. C. Thatcher, Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. Ellsworth Gamble, Mrs. Leo Betowski, Mrs. E. Walker, Mrs. P. L. Lang of Waverly; Mrs. Albert H. Murray and Mrs. M. C. Hunter, of Sayre; Mrs. Robert E. Page, Miss Charlotte Snell and Miss Anna Snell of Athens. The People's Hospital has felt the need of an ambulance ever since it was organized about a year ago, and it is hoped that the tea on Tuesday evening will go far toward supplying the necessary amount for the purchase of one. Since the organization of the hospital to meet a long felt need, it has been a paying proposition, in spite of the fact that one-third of its work is exclusively charitable. In fact, so great has been the demand for accommodations, that the directors are talking of enlarging the place - if not at once, at least as soon as possible. (I have been told the original People's Hospital was in Sayre, 1910, and later a motel was there, and now it is a parking lot for the Packer Hospital. In 1930, the People's Hospital was in Waverly, later known as Tioga General, and was demolished in April 2011, making way for green space for Elderwood's residents.)

April 28, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: WORKING "Quiet Deals" - Many who are really interested in the welfare and progress of Waverly, and the organizations and associations that have been formed to help in the line of municipal advancement regret exceedingly the effect of the attempt to work, in the name of the Business Men's Association, a "quiet deal" like that reported in these columns two weeks ago. Though the party who reported the matter, at the meeting of the Association, had no authority from the Business Men's Association, he worked it, as he has in years past been working similar deals in other lines. In the more than a year and a half since the present organization of Waverly business men was formed, good work has been done in various lines, all matters being openly discussed and acted upon. The party to whom we referred above, has seldom attended the meeting, but as soon as he attends, seems to take for himself a prominent part having the majority of the men named under his control or interested with him. Those who were early at the March meeting of the Association, saw President Harry Knapp and Fred E. Lyford at one end of the room in earnest private consultation. When the meeting was called to order, by Mr. Knapp, the first business was the election of officers. Upon motion of F. E. Lyford, a committee was appointed by Harry Knapp to name such officers. He appointed F. E. Lyford, C. R. Rogers and C. F. Roe. They retired and in a few moments Mr. Lyford came back, and from a slip of paper nominated the officers selected as follows: Mr. Lyford named Harry Knapp, director of the First National Bank, as President of the Association; Mr. Sebring, one of the attorneys of the First National Bank, and a partner of Mr. Howard, as directors, Mr. Lyford himself and others. The slate went through without a hitch, and Mr. Lyford had really selected all of the officers and directors of the Business Men's Association for Waverly. It remains for Mr. Knapp to appoint the committees, which may be made up, so that the majority of each committee will be dominated by men from the Post Office, the "Waverly Sun," the N. P. L. and the First National Bank. Mr. Lyford, as one of the directors, took the place of an active, energetic young merchant who has done most excellent work for two holiday carnivals, also at the time of Old Home Week, and in all the meetings and work of the Association. Without really consulting any one, the number of directors was changed from fourteen to nine. We have not seen a detailed report of the receipts and expenditures of the money raised by the Business Men's Association for the last carvival at Christmans time. Some of the prizes which were awarded have not yet been paid.

May 5, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: John E. Lewis Dies Suddenly. Seldom has the community been so shocked as by the news of the sudden death of John E. Lewis, which occurred at his home on (117) Park Place Saturday morning. Mr. Lewis, whose headquarters were at Philadelphia, usually came home to spend Sunday and following this custom arrived here about three o'clock when his sister, Miss Mary, went to call him, she thought him sleeping so well she would not arouse him, and so did not attempt to call him until 9 o'clock, when it was discovered that he had passed away. In January the deceased was ill with grippe and the coroner found that death was due to apoplexy caused by a weakened condition of the heart. John E. Lewis was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lewis, who were among our most respected residents, and was born here 55 years ago. His first railroad work was with the Erie at this place. He commenced as telegraph messenger boy in February, 1870, at the age of 14 years. Later he had been a trusted employee of that company being promoted from time to time until he laid a fine position as accountant in the auditing department. His record as a fireman was a fine one. He was a charter member of Tioga Hose Company and the second oldest active fireman in length of service of the Waverly Fire Department. His entire life, with the exception of the past few years has been passed here, and from boyhood, he has been one of the most regular attendants of the Presbyterian church. He was a genial, whole souled man, and a host of friends not only here but along the Lehigh system, will mourn his death. His surviving relatives are two sisters, Miss Mary, of this place, and Mrs. George Adams of Geneseo, and a nephew and two nieces of the latter place. The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Parke Richards of the Presbyterian church, and the Rev. P. R. Ross, D. D., of Hornell, a former pastor officiating. The bearers were W. H. W. Jones, F. A. Sawyer, E. F. Perkins, H. C. Thatcher, L. D. Atwater and J. C. VanAtta. Interment was at Forest Home cemetery. (John Lewis and his family had lived with Dewitt and Samuel Slaughter in 1870, at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY.)

Rev. P. R. Ross, of Hornell, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church, was here Monday attending the funeral of the late John Lewis.

Mr. and Mrs. George Adams of Geneseo; Robert Holbert, of Philadelphia; John Semple, of New York, and Mr. and Mrs. T. Lewis of Towanda, were called here by the death of John E. Lewis.

Mrs. S. W. Slaughter came home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) Monday from a visit with her daughter, Miss Gertrude, at the Emma Willard School, Troy, N. Y.

Planning for Colonial Tea. The social committee of Tioga Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, consisting of ladies from Sayre, Athens and this place, met at the home of the chairman Mrs. Frank A. Bell, Friday afternoon, to make arrangements for the Colonial Tea to be held at the home of Mrs. S. W. Slaughter,  (208) Chemung Street, Wednesday, May 17th.

May 12, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: D. A. R. to Have Colonial Tea. Tioga Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will give a Colonial Tea at the home of Mrs. S. W. Slaughter,  (208) Chemung Street next Wednesday afternoon. Each member will have the privilege of inviting one friend. Among the interesting features will be the report of the Continental Congress held recently at Washington.

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May 19, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": HAD COLONIAL TEA. Many Members of D.A.R. Attended Pretty Social at Home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) of Mrs. S. W. Slaughter.
Fully 100 members and guests of Tioga Chapter, D. A. R. attended the Colonial Tea Wednesday afternoon given at the home of Mrs. S. W. Slaughter. The officers, Mrs. J. W. Bishop, Mrs. Bert Hayden, Mrs. F. W. Merriam, Mrs. Edward Tozer, Mrs. E. B. Joachim, Mrs. G. Bonafoey. Mrs. Charles Kellog, Miss Finch and the hostess received the guests, while the entertainment committee consisting of Mrs. Bell, Mrs. John Murray, Mrs. Daniell, Mrs. Knapp, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Davies, assisted by Vivian, and Kathleen Bell, Ruth Baldwin, Frances Knapp and Jean Merriam looked after the welfare of the guests in the dining room. Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Joachim, who represented the Chapter at the Continental Congress at Washington, gave reports of that meeting and Marjorie Connor was heard in a number of piano numbers. The dining-room was most attractive in smilax and yellow daffodils, and many yellow candles shaded with dainty brass shades carried out the color scheme. Flags were used in profusion in the other rooms, and the young ladies who served and most of the officers wore quaint colonial costumes.

Mrs. A. Clinton and Miss Mary Milard of Elmira were guests of Mrs. S. W. Slaughter Wednesday for the D. A. R. Colonial Tea.

Taken from : The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 64, page 97. "Mrs. Charlotte Wells Slaughter. DAR ID Number: 63293 Born in Goshen, N. Y. Wife of Samuel Wickham Slaughter. Descendant of Joshua Wells and of Jonathan Sayre. Daughter of Alfred Wells and Lydia Westbrook Nyce, his wife. Granddaughter of Joshua Wells, Jr., and Jemima Sayre, his wife. Gr-granddaughter of Joshua Wells and Rhoda Boothe, his wife; Jonathan Sayre and Mary Monell, his wife. Joshua Wells (1747-1820) was a private in the 3rd regiment, Orange County, N. Y., and served on the Committee of Safety. He was born and died in Goshen, Orange County, N. Y.
Jonathan Sayre (1752-1829) served as a private in Captain Woodhull's company of “Light Horse Cavalry” of Orange County, N. Y., where he was born and died.

May 23, 1911 The Troy Times, Troy, N. Y.: The Graduating Class. The members of the graduating class of the Emma Willard School are: Miss Eleanor Akin, Johnsonville; Miss Dorothy Beardsley, Stratford, Conn.; Miss Emily Booth, Troy; Miss Florence Burns, Huntington, Ind.; Miss Dorothea Campbell, Troy; Miss Mildred Child, Troy; Miss Elsie Clague, Winnetta, Ill.; Miss Margery Cowee, Troy; Miss Doris Crockett, Troy; Miss Anne Fegan, Dallas, Tex.; Miss Marion Gabeler, Troy; Miss Edith Gilbert, Pottstown, Penn.; Miss Loraine Harrington, Troy; Miss Dorothy Hunt, Oswego, N. Y.; Miss Loranah Jack, Canisteo; Miss Randie Jeldness, Spokane, Wash.; Miss Ruth Johnson, Troy; Miss Regina Metcalf, Troy; Miss Gertrude Norton, Troy; Miss Edith Sabin, Troy; Miss Penelope Seymour, Troy; Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Waverly; Miss Marion Smith, Menands; Miss Ocna Staples, Troy; Miss Ruth Taylor, Troy; Miss Florence Tenny, Granville, N. Y.; Miss Marjoried Van Zandt, Troy; Miss Edna Wales, Troy, and Miss Grace Witter, Wellsville.

May 26, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": George Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Knapp of this place, started last night for Seattle, Wash., where he will engage in engineering with his brother Ralph, who is superintending the construction of a large snow shed at Wellington near Seattle.

Among the former pupils who will graduate at other schools this year are Harlold Sawyer, Cornell; Alice Lang, Wellesley; Rosamond Dodge, Rye Seminary; Gertrude Slaughter, Emma Willard School; Frances Stevenson, Margle Blood, Kent School.

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May 26, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Has Resided Here Seventy Years. Henry Laine Who Came to Waverly In 1841 Is Going to Pittsburg to Reside Has Many Recollections of Village in the Past. Henry Laine one of our most respected residents, who is soon to leave with his wife and daughter Mrs. Blackmore, to reside at Pittsburg relates many experiences of early life in this vicinity. Most of these have been published in "Looking Backward Over the Years" but a few will bear repeating. 70 of Mr. Laine's 80 years have been passed here and his memory is excellent. His father upon coming to this part of the state purchased what is known as the Mandeville farm above the Water Works on West Hill. On it was a log house, and near it the log school house which the children attended, thus experiencing all the comforts and discomforts of log buildings. A large number of Methodists resided on the hill, their preaching services and revivals being held in the school house, and as many were what was known as "shouting Methodists" the place was nick-named Glory Hill. In 1844 the Laine family moved to West Chemung Street, just opposite the West End School. The street did not curve as it does now, but passed in front of I. P. Shepard's residence, and among the nearest houses on the north side of the highway was one on what is now the corner of Cadwell Avenue, and further on the Davis residence on the site of the Tracy property. He remembers no buildings on the south side until the erection of the Baldwin place at the corner of Fulton. Later the senior Laine opened lower Pine Street, and built a house on the corner of that and Chemung Street. There were no stores on what is now known as Broad Street, and all business was transacted at Factoryville now the east ward.

The Old Neptune Company. The recollections connected with Old Neptune Engine Company, No. 1, are pleasing, Mr. Laine with Horace Whitaker, James Partridge, Dr. W. E. Johnson, and Hatfield Hallet, who was a torch boy, are the only charter members now living. Much of the work of the company is well known but as the Central New York Firemans' Convention is soon to be held here a few stories will be of interest. The company was organized at Davis Hall, May 27th, 1855, or 56 years ago next Saturday. There was ofcourse no water works system the water being pumped from cisterns placed in different parts of the town among them was one at the corner of Broad and Fulton Streets; one in front of Bouton's hardware store, and one in front of the M. E. church. Another was located in the park. In these early days a liberty pole stood near what is now the First National Bank building, and it was a proud day when the trial for height was made and it was found the engine could throw a stream over this pole which was 410 ft. high. Fourth of July was a great day with Old Neptune's members for they always went to some near by town like Owego, Elmira or Towanda to take part in the celebration. There were no railroads in those days, and the engine had to be drawn by horses and the members go in carriages. A trip to Towanda is particularly remembered on account of the difficulty experienced in reaching there. However in spite of all the many troubles of this kind, the company never met defeat in a contest with hand engines. The first fire to which the company was called was that of the Phillips and Murray tannery, situated on the site just south of th East Waverly Mills, where water from Cayuta Creek was used. One of the greatest feats of the company was two years later when without any outside assistance they saved the Courtney Hotel which was situated only two feet from the Warford House, which was burned to the ground. Old Neptune was the only organized fire company until 1871 and the old hand engine with a few hundred feet of hose the only apparatus for fighting fire until that time. When the brick Baptist church now the residence (25 Ithaca st.) of O. H. Lawrence was built, Mr. Laine's father donated the big timbers and they were drawn to the desired site by the son, who was only a lad. The building of the church aroused much interest and older residents tell how the pastor, Elder Stowell, who living after Revolutionary times was not called to be a "fighting parson" to fight for his country, was a "mason parson," for to save money for his congregation he laid bricks during the week and preached the word of God, Sundays. Thirty-five years ago, when Mr. Laine entered the employ of the Lehigh, Sayre was scarcely dreamed of and the Lehigh shops were located here at "the junction" where the Lehigh joins the Erie. 4 machinists, 4 helpers, and 3 boilermakers were employed and engines and cars were repaired, but most of the boiler work was done at Ithaca. In 1880, what is now known as the old shops at Sayre were built and all Lehigh work taken to that place.

May 26, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Beauty of Color Painting. Nice shades of color like L. & M. Tuxedo Yellow or Silver Grey, and solid trim of Olive or Shaker Green, both ornament and wear, when used by adding 3/4 of a gallon of Oil to each gallon of the L. & M. colors as produced at Factory. Then the paint costs only about $1.60 per gallon because the user himself makes about half the paint used, and reduces cost by adding the Oil. Thirty-five years use in N. A. & S. A. "Longman & Martinez, Manufacturers. The L. & M. Pure Paints, Varnishes and Paints for every purpose, for sale by Herman Olney.

June 2, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Firemen Will Inspect Lehigh Shops. Lehigh Management Through Superintendent McGill Supplies Free Press With Exclusive Description of World Famous Plant for Benefit of Visiting Firemen. It has been arranged by the Fire Council of Waverly to take the delegates to the Convention of the C. N. Y. V. F. Association on a tour through the Lehigh Shops Tuesday p. m. July 26th, a treat which no doubt will be greatly appreciated. This concession was obtained through kindness of Mr. A. M. McGill, Superintendent of Shops to whom the Fire Council and delegates owe their grateful acknowledgement. The body of delegates, divided into convenient squads for safe handling, will be marshalled on the trip by members of the Fire Council who are employees in the Shops and who will explain all the principal features of interest. - We are also assured of the cooperation of Mr. J. C. Seeger , General Foreman, in making the tour one of great interest and pleasure. - Sayre System Shops is the real hospital of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and is fast becoming what its name signifies, - the plant which cares for all ills of the system in the motive departments. Planned with a view of caring for all future needs, its permanency insured for all time by the investment involved, it stands today without a peer in the same category, in the industrial world. - Not only in repairs, but in new construction the plant has proven beyond doubt its ability to cope with any competitors. Five newly constructed engines, modern in every detail, have just (Continued on Second Page.)

(Continued from First Page.)- broken all records for speed and economy of full consumption. They are of the "Atlantic" type, with Walschaert valve gear, all the parts outside the frame. - Ten new combination, for either passenger or fast freight, ten-wheel type. - Fifteen new consolidation engines for freight service and six for switch service have been turned out of the plant, complete in the past eighteen months, and have given general satisfaction to all. - They are all up-to-date "straight shot" single door boilers of the most modern type, and their success is the assurance that the company will construct a great majority of their motive power at Sayre. - To make an intelligent tour one starts on Lehigh Avenue at the Subway underlying 14 tracks of solid concrete construction, augmented with re-inforced steel rail and concrete roof, terminating well inside the shop yard. - First we see the Power Plant with its two gigantic stacks, (two hundred feet high), wherein the power, heat and light for the entire plant is generated. Note first the system of handling the fuel. You will observe the mechanical devices take the coal from the hoppers of the cars with the least possible aid of man-handling. Also note the contrivance deposits the coal at the feet of the stokers in front of the fire-doors and removes the ashes automatically. Note the great cooling fans, immense water and steam pipes and the pumps continually at work. - Now enter the Engine Room with its generators, dynamos, agitators, switchboard and the wonderful air compressors. Observe the numerous devices showing indicated pressure of steam, air and water and electricity generated and the elaborate safety system. Here you have a maintained 6,000 horse power of electricity transformed into working conditions of both alternating and direct currents and 90 pound air pressure constantly flowing into the arteries of the great plant. - From here we go into the Locomotive Repair Shop. Six and one-half acres under one roof. Starting at the Boiler department in the south end - here the sheets of tested steel, some as large as 10 feet by 20 feet square and up to 13-16 inches thick, await the engine requiring a new firebox, or a new boiler. See the lay-out, flanging, hydraulic presses and oil fires; the punching, beveling and shearing processes and the immense gap riveter over which is dropped an engine boiler complete. Here also the cisterns for tenders and small detail sheet steel work is done. This Department is so equipped, that, when worked to its capacity, can build a boiler complete, ready for service, in 70 hours. - Note now that all heavy materials area carried by overhead Shaw cranes, of which here are thirteen in all, two carry 120 tons tested, one 35 tons tested and ten 15 tons tested, operated by electricity, and equipped with patented safety devices. - Move up along the East Erecting Bay with its twenty-five pits and accommodations for forty locomotives. Note the various conditions of the engines in process of overhauling. Here one with all parts asunder, frames broken, wheels gone and scarcely a thing left to show it is an engine, and from that stage to the completed locomotive with its shining brass and newly painted jacket and cab ready for its work on the road. - Note each pit has its individual equipment of air, steam, electricity and water connections, and all allow workmen to stand upright under the locomotive. Observe each part is marked plainly and intelligently, awaiting its erection and that each locomotive bears the date of its coming and going from the shop, all figured on a carefully compiled systematic schedule. - Now go down the East Machine Bay with its rough castings, raw material, each piece in its proper place, awaiting the hand of the skilled mechanic and modern machine and up-to-date methods of handling. The machines being so systematically arranged in clusters that the moving of an article for its next operation in the course of manufacture is often not more than a couple of feet, or the distance from one machine to the next. Note the great wheel lathes on which the axles, tires, etc., are shaped; the large planer on which the larger work is done; the double slotter ready for its 20 inch cut on steel frames; the various processes of drill presses, lathes and planers and the lay-out bench on which all parts are marked for machining.- Pass on to the following Departments, Pipe.-See the brazing and bending fires, the cutting apparatus and the intricate net-work of piping ready for erection; Tin.-Jackets everywhere. Like a tailor they cut and seam and bind together these great engine coats. Here also the headlights, eccentric straps, crossheads, brasses, etc., receive their lining. Here also is an emergency foundry and where small articles of tinware are repaired and made; Paint.-See the Jacket iron, headlights, window frames, dials for gauges and the numerous odd jobs awaiting the turn; Electric Repairs.-Here are car lighting armatures, lights of all kinds, controllers, etc., all going through their reconstruction process. - Tool Room.-See the thousands of tools and appliances, dies, plates, air machines, all the machanical devices one could imagine, each in their proper niches awaiting the call of the mechanic. - Rod and Motion Department-Links, blades, valves and yokes, rocker-boxes, reverse levers, rods, brasses here, there, everywhere in all stages of development. Air Department-Note the triple valves awaiting repair and test, encased in a rough casting, but which protects the most delicate mechanism, the least defect of which would plunge a train into a disastrous wreck, where an emergency stop required to avert it. See the rack on which they are tested, this being the same equipment which the train and engine has. Here also the injectors, pumps, gauges and innumerable appliances for train safety which makes railroading the puzzle of the ages. - Now we are ready for the West Machine Bay, and here you stop to wonder at the great depth of mechanical genius apparent in the turret, automatic lathes. See five bars of iron going into the jaw of the rotary turret lathe and coming out the finished product without a finger touching the machine. See the six inch bar being cut into bushings as easily and quickly as you whittle a stick of wood. Here you have a whole battery of machines which do wonderful things, even to drilling a square hole in one process and the Fox lathes which turn brass and copper into all shapes and sizes so quickly you are amazed. - Here also note the grinding machines giving a polished surface to rods and guides that is wonderful. Now slotters, boring mills and shapers get attention, each a duty and always forming some part of the locomotive. Here, too, is the piston and crosshead fitted to its function. - Now the West Bay, and here again we see the same process the East Bay showed. Engines torn down, half completed and engines ready to go out on the road. You will have noted there are two crossovers on which locomotives can be put in and taken out, traveling transversly, and from which tracks the monster engines are lifted intact by the mighty electric cranes skyward until they are in the roof of the great shop, so to speak, and are then carried by the cranes over the tops of other engines to any part of the Erecting Department and lowered on the pit where repairs are to be made. If you are awed at this spectacle, regain your composure for it is assured by scientific test that the great crane slings and appliances have been carefully prepared for the work they are required to do, and, were the engineer to stick to his throttle, he would reach his destination after a flying trip of several hundred feet through air as safe and unharmed as if running under control on a straight track. Also from these cross-over tracks intersects the industrial narrow gauge railway over which all the forgings and most of the castings pass in the various processes. This railway extends over the whole plant, to the Blacksmith Shop, Car Shops, Lumber Yards, Storehouse, etc. - We now go to the gallery for a birdseye view of the interior of the great shop. Here you are amazed by the roar of the machinery, and the immensity of the place is more apparent. Note the very sufficient system of ventilation and heating installed, the motor driven fans driving fresh air in and foul air out. See the elaborate wash and locker rooms provided so that every individual has a locker with a key for himself. Here also is the lighting switchboard controlling every group of lighting in the shop. Down again, we visit the great lye vats in which dirty, greasy engine parts are emersed and cooked with a solution of caustic soda until as clean and free from all greasy accumulations as a hound's tooth. Now the tire floor, on which tires of the driver wheels are removed and applied by a fuel oil burner in less than five minutes, three times as quick as you could change a tire on an automobile. - Now to the front of the shop where stand the engines awaiting their turn for shipping, and from here to the "graveyard." Forgotten glories of bygone days, where awaits engines for the final process of dismantling, and one must realize the process of evolution in railroading. These you see here were once the "Pride of the Valley", a few short years since and, like the humans who built and planned and ran them, await dissolution and the passing away of their individualities. Now we pay a short visit to the tank and cab shops and see the same processes going on. Tanks and cabs in all stages of repairs. Note the destruction and complete removal of old paint from the cisterns and other parts by the sand blasting process which is done in an almost incredible short time. Perchance the acetylene gas outfit would be in operation here, if so, you would see a damaged section of a cistern being cut out with simply a blaze from the torch, as clean and to the line almost as quickly as you would draw a chalk mark around the section of sheet steel to be taken out. - Close by are the flue shop and wheel shop, well worth a close inspection. Now we pass into the Blacksmith Shop where the great steam hammers shake the roof and the clang of the hammer on the anvil is omnipresent, forges, fires, flying metal and seething furnaces of oil, driven mad by air, generating a white heat, all adding to the usual glamor of a smithy. See the ingots here weighing a ton; this a side rod in embryo; then the chains, bolts, hangers, pilots, stay plates, etc., etc., all singing the song of the anvil. Bolts made faster than you can count them, pile on pile, every size and style, make them by the hundred thousand. Close by the dormitory where the gritty Smith washes under shower-bath and fine lavatory where he has an indivdual locker for his clothing, etc. - Next the Scrap Dock, the natural destintation of the broken and worn out metals from the entire plant are here sorted and shipped to possibly again be re-incarnated into a more modern "Pride of the Valley." - Next the mammoth Storehouse where hundreds of thousand dollars worth of materials are stored and given out on authentically signed orders, which must bear the detailed purpose for which it is to be used. - Passenger Car Shops. Here all passenger cars are cleaned and painted, the Paint Shop accommodating about 40 passenger cars at one time. Every detail of sanitation is observed here for every car passing through the shop. All removable equipment and trimmings, seats, cushions, sash, doors, everything removed, cleaned and refinished before replacing. Glass crackled if required, storage batteries recharged, all brass trimmings re-lacquered, seat cushions re-dyed, cars painted and varnished, interior and exterior, fit for most fastidious when released from the shop and placed in service. - Freight Repair Shop and Yards. Many points of interest in this department all worth inspection. - See the locomotive crane with magnet attachment for picking up scrap irons which lie scattered about the yard from repaired cars. The magnet is lowered to the ground and pulled along and every piece of metal, large or small, either adheres to the magnet or some piece already fastened by attraction until a load is obtained, when the magnet is hoisted over a car provided for loading and the electric current cut, releasing the load into the car. - We have only mentioned a small part of the many important features to be seen on a touring trip through this great plant, enough, however, we hope, to at least stimulate your curiosity and a desire to participate in the happy realization of seeing the "facts without figures." - In conclusion, it may be your privilege to see the world famous Black Diamond Express, with its solid train of Pullman cars, whirling along at a mile-a-minute clip, arriving at Sayre at 1:05 p. m. east bound, and 6:32 p. m. west bound, daily.

June 9, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Mrs. S. W. Slaughter will leave today to attend the commencement exercise at the Emma Willard school at Troy, where her daughter, Gertrude, will graduate.

June 1911 Ithaca New York Daily News: (Stayed at) Clinton House - ....Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Waverly; ....

June 13, 1911 The Semi-Weekly Times, Troy, N. Y.: Young Graduates. The First Class to Graduate From the New Emma Willard School Numbers Twenty-nine - ... All Troy applauds the fair graduates of the Emma Willard School, because with every year the prestige of the famous institution is increased and its standard educationally raised. What Emma Willard began almost one hundred years ago is being zealously carried out in obedience to her wishes, as voiced by the founder nearly a century since. The campus surrounding the beautiful monuments erected to her memory pictured Commencement Day in all its buoyancy this morning, when visitors, including the parents and relatives of the students, reached the commanding acres overlooking the lowlands on the south and the higher hills on the north and east. During the last year the faculty has labored assiduously to enhance the fame of the school and their work has not been lost, and the prospects for the ensuing terms are bright with the hope that is entertained, that before long the institution will become a college for young women. ... The exercises for this, the ninety-seventh Commencement, were held in the gymnasium, to which the procession was led by the marshals, the Misses ... The twenty-nine graduates made a pretty picture as they were seated upon the stage. ... Miss Kellas, the Principal, addressed the graduates most pleasingly, and then presented them to William F. Gurley, the President of the Board of Trustees, who conferred the diplomas as follows: College Preparatory Course. ... General Course. ... Miss Mary Gertrude Slaughter, Waverly. ... Music Course. ... The Address. ... (This was an all women's seminary school originally.)

June 23, 1911 Waverly Free Press: L. W. Losie and family, of Elmira, have moved their household goods to 331 Chemung Street of this place. Mr. Losie will have charge of the Losie Bros., roofing office in this place. (Chemung St. in Sayre, PA)

June 23, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Attended Packer Hospital Auxililary Meeting. Mrs. John Murray, Mrs. I. P. Shepard, Mrs. E. C. Brooks, Mrs. F. E. Lyford, Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Mrs. J. C. Van Atta, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. James Guyer, Mrs. Seward Baldwin, Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mrs. George Genung, Mrs. H. Kiple, Mrs. C. Bullard, Mrs. W. C. Buck, Mrs. A. I. Decker, Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Mrs. H. W. Knapp, and the Misses Antoinette Elmer, Ellen Sawyer and Mary Finch attended the annual business meeting and luncheon of the Central Committee of the Packer Hospital and its auxilliary branches, at the Parish House, Sayre, Tuesday.

June 30, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Mrs. W. E. Johnson Gave Party In Honor of Mrs. Crandell.
Mrs. W. E. Johnson entertained at a porch party Wednesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Mildred Crandell, who is soon to leave to spend the summer at New York City. The veranda was enclosed with asparagus and other decorations were yellow daisies. Three tables of bridge were played and a four course supper was served at 6 o'clock, the decorations in the dining room being red and white roses and vines of honeysuckle. The ladies present in addition to the honored guest were: Mrs. F. M. Snook, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. Adele Tobins, Mrs. J. H. Murray, Mrs. F. A. Bell, Mrs. J. C. Van Atta, Mrs. H. N. Daniell, Mrs. George Moore, Miss Bessie Perkins, and Miss Mary Finch.

July 9, 1911 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y. : First 1912 Chalmers Goes to Waverly. Isaac Shepard, of Waverly, will receive the first 1912 Chalmers, and will be in advance of them all. He placed his order with the LaFrance Motor Car company for a 1912 Chalmers 30 touring car, and will receive his car tomorrow. By the request of the Chalmers agents the 30 and 40 models will be continued for the year 1912. These cars required no radical changes in construction, but have been refined and improved and fully equipped until their value in relation to price is still more remarkable than ever before. The "30" will be equipped with magneto, Chalmers special made mohair top, automatic wind shields, ventilated foredoors, Prest-o-lite gas tank, horn, pump, jack and tire repair outfit. Price $1,500, a reduction of $250. The LaFrance Motor Car company will give you further particulars of the Chalmers "30" at its new salesrooms, corner of Carroll and Fox streets.

July 21, 1911 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Irish Pictures. David Lougher Paints Three Beautiful Irish Scenes for the A. O. H. Hall. Three beautiful paintings of famous Irish scenery have just been hung up, in the assembly hall of the Ancient Order of Hiberians on Clark Street. The paintings which represent the Lakes of Killarney, Blarney Castle, and an Irish Round Tower, are the work of David Lougher, a well known Waverly man. Two of the paintings, the lakes and Blarney Castle are about 8 feet high, by 6 feet broad. The round tower is 8 feet high and 4 feet broad. Mr. Lougher is to be congratulated on his fine workmanship. His paintings, thoroughly Irish in tone, will prove inspiring to all who have the pleasure of seeing on canvas, scenes that are dear to the heart of every proud Irishman. Members of the A. O. H. express great delight at having the pictures in their splendid little hall.

L. W. Losie is laying a slate roof on the new Clohessy house, Fulton Street. Parties having roof work to do, can find him there for a few days.

The members of the Berea class gave Mrs. Gabriel Evans, of (7) Athens Street, a surprise party Monday evening, in honor of her birthday.

PARADE THREE MILES LONG. Barnum and Bailey Circus Re-establishes Pageant at Cost of $1,000,000. It has cost the management of the Barnum and Bailey circus $1,000,000 to re-establish the morning parade as a part of its day's program. Their new street spectacle is a wonderful achievement, absolutely departing from the beaten path. Those who turn out on the streets of Waverly, Friday, Aug. 4, in the forenoon will see something entirely different from what they have been used to seeing on circus day. The equipment stretches out for a length of three miles like a panorama of the world. It was designed by the best artists of France and Italy and built under the direction of the property masters of seven of Europe's largest producing theaters. Over 300 artisans and master-mechanics labored in the foreign workshops of the circus for many months, both night and day, to build the various vehicles, floats, howdahs, palanquins, carriages of state, thrones and tableau wagons. The costumes were made in Paris. The laces came from Ireland. The scarfs, flags and banners are expensive works of Japanese art. The rugs and tapestries are from Turkey and Persia. The harness is the only part of the equipment that was made in America. The foreign agents of the show had a great deal to do with this pageant. They have peopled it with strange types of the human race and have added to its variety a vast collection of Italian statuary, the graven images of savage tribes and the idols of Oriental religions. In fact the parade is a congress of nations, a zoological garden on wheels, a fairyland carnival, a gallory of mythology and a horse fair. Fifty different kinds of music are introduced, from the weird string and reed musicians of the barbarian to the great brass bands of European and American nations. Taking part in this parade are 1,280 people, 40 elephants, 700 horses, 20 camels and 500 menagerie animals displayed in open dens. Some idea of the magnitude of this great circus may be had from the fact that it travels on five long trains, the combined length of which is more than one mile. When the twenty-eight tents are erected, fourteen acres of ground are covered. Thirty-two nations are represented by the company of 400 performers. The circus has visited every city of size in the civilized world during its fifty-five years of travel. In a single season it often covers 40,000 miles. Its tours may extend from New York City to San Francisco and from Quebec to New Orleans in a single summer. On the show grounds are a dynamo plant furnishing current for 5,000 electric lights; a postoffice, receiving mail daily from all parts of the earth; all the shops found in the average town, and a hotel where 4,000 meals are cooked and eaten every day in the week. The main tent is the largest audience room in the world. Besides its many grandstands, it has three rings, two stages and a quartermile hippodrome track. The show carries fifty of the best clowns in the world and the greatest traveling zoo. Among the 1,200 wild animals is the only giraffe ever exhibited in America. With it in the same pen are the three tallest giraffes in captivity. Tickets at VanAtta's Drug Store. (In 1907 Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers Biggest Show on Earth, proprietors, Mrs. James Bailey and Ringling Brothers, were in Waverly. In 1910 Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers Big United Shows, owned by Ringling Brothers were in Waverly) {In 2017, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to close in May 2017. Phineas Taylor Barnum with his traveling animals and more had combined with the five Ringling Brothers, who performed juggling acts and skits from their home base of Wisconsin, to form the Ringling Brother's and Barnum & Bailey's circus. The circus traveled by train all across America to any city of good size. In 1967, the circus was bought by the Feld family. In May of 2016, the elephants were removed from the show due to a long expensive legal battle with animal activists. The lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos, and llamas will all go to suitable homes.}{In the 1880's and 1890's, there were at least 50 different traveling shows. On July 3 and 4th of 1889, Bob Hunting's Great Show, based in New Castle, PA, came to Waverly. Hunting's circus' program: Trick Ponies, Clowns, Contortion, Trapeze, High Wire,Rideing Dogs, Triple Horizontal Bars, Slack Wire, Egyptian Jugglery, Tight Rope, Acrobatic Act, and Dog Circus}

August 4, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: An Enlarged and Improved Lippincott's. Thirty-two extra pages in the August Lippincott's enables that publication to present to its readers an unusually imposing table of contents, as well as some attractive new features. As usual, the magazine opens with a complete novel, "The Little Green Door," by Dorothea Deakin, author of "Georgie." This is a rare story, full of humor and charm, yet with a touch of pathos, too. The heroines are twin sisters, ingenious girls who fly in the face of convention when Fate plays them a shabby trick. Charles Egbert Craddock, author of "The Fair Mississippian," contributes a long short story of the Civil War, entitled "The Lost Guidon," Ellis Parker Butler, the "Pigs is Pigs" man, is responsible for "Where There's a Will." Ella Middleton Tybout's offering is "The Efficiency of Miss DeLong," a story of Department life in Washington, which may open the eyes of many in the service and out. Other short stories are "Tea from Japan," by Edwin L. Sabin; "Square", by Anna Rozilla Crever; "The Arraignment of Sarah McElwell," by Luellen Teters Bussenius; and "Fun," by W. Carey Wonderly. Another attractive feature coming under the head of fiction is a new department devoted to translation of tales by foreign authors, and entitled "Short-Story Masterpieces." This month's story is Guy de Maupassant's "Moonlight," with an introduction by the Editor. "Athletics for School-Children" forms the theme of an inspiring article by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick, one of the founders of the famous Public Schools Athletic League of New York. Other noteworthy papers are "Thou Shalt Not Steal," by Willard French; "Toward the Open," by Minnia Thomas Antrim; "Let the Head-Lines Tell," by George Knapp; "The Boy Scouts Movement, " by Edwin L. Sabin; "The Summer Girl," by John Kendrick Bangs; and "The Plans of the Bureau of the Census," by R. T. H. A new departure for Lippincott's is the "Financial Department," which will be helpful to all investors, especially small ones. Verses by Madison Cawein, Ruth Guthrie Harding, Dysart McMullen, Charles Hanson Towne, and W. J. Lampton, some pungent epigrams, the usual big department of humor - "Walnuts and Wind" - and a new department devoted to motor-cars and motoring, complete this noteworthy issue of a long-established magazine. (This is not George B. Knapp of Waverly, but George L. Knapp.)

The tenth annual reunion of the Brooks family will be held in Eldridge Park, Elmira, on Wednesday, August 16th.

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September 1, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter entertained informally Monday in honor of her guests, Mrs. Celia Dexter, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mrs. May Lewis, of Detroit. She was assisted in receiving by the guests of honor also Mrs. J. C. VanAtta and Mrs. L.D. Atwater. The house was very prettily decorated with flowers and was lighted with candles. Delicious refreshments were served by the Misses Gertrude Slaughter, Florentine Knapp, Dorothy Atwater, Katharine Byram and Georgia Duhig. Several vocal numbers by Miss Duhig were a delightful feature of the afternoon's enjoyment.

THE TRAIL OF 'THE BEAST' IN WAVERLY.(front page) Damaging Relations Between National Protective Legion, Business Men's Association, School Board and Politics. Unequal and Unfair Assessment -- A $12,000 Mortgage on an $8,000 Building -- How Lang and Other Bank Clerks Handle Insurance Funds -- Betrayers of School Girls Go Unpunished -- Political Postmaster Genung Upholder of System That is Killing Waverly. Some time ago The Free Press published an article showing the relations which existed between certain business men of Waverly and the National Protective Legion. In that article it was shown the National Protective Legion controlled other men whose names had not been given. In order that the people may more fully understand the conditions which exist; this newspaper gives a list today of some of the directors of the First National Bank of Waverly, and of the trustees of the National Protective Legion who are also stockholders of the Bank. / Officers of the Bank. Fred E. Lyford, Director and Pres. First National Bank. Percy L. Lang, Director and Cashier. Frank L. Howard, Director and Attorney. Frank Bell, Stockholder and Director. Dr. John T. Tucker, Stockholder and Director. Harry W. Knapp, Stockholder and Director. Harry Ellis, Assistant Cashier. Officers of the National Protective Legion. George A. Scott, Pres. and Stockholder of First National Bank. Percy L. Lang, Trustee and Chairman of the Board, charged with investing and handling the funds of the N. P. L., and Stockholder and Cashier of First National Bank. E. D. Born, Trustee and Stockholder of First National Bank. B. F. Spencer, Trustee and Stockholder of First National Bank. Dr. Wm. Hilton, Medical Examiner. Frank L. Howard, attorney for the N. P. L. and director and attorney for the First National Bank. / The report of the Superintendent of insurance states that the following trustees of the N. P. L. are also stockholders of the First National Bank of Waverly. / "In this connection, it should be noted that Mr. Percy L. Lang, the chairman of the board of trustees of the National Protective Legion, is the cashier and a large stockholder of this bank. Messrs. George A. Scott, H. C. Bruster, E. D. Born and B. F. Spencer, all members of the executive board of the National Protective Legion, are also stockholders in the bank" and Frank Howard, the attorney for the National Protective Legion is a stockholder and director of this bank, and attorney for both. / Fred E. Lyford, the President of the First National Bank of Waverly, was also President of the National Bank of Sayre, and while he occupied that position Martin Sawtelle, the cashier of the National Bank of Sayre was the Treasurer of the Modern Protective Association, another five-year dividend paying insurance company, modeled after the National Protective Legion. This insurance company has its headquarters in Sayre, Pa., and keeps its funds in the bank which Mr. Lyford was President. / The M. P. A. Shortly after this Modern Protective Insurance Company was formed and in active operation, Mr. Lyford together with Martin Sawtelle, the Treasurer of the Modern Protective Association, who was Cashier of the National Bank of Sayre, and the President of the Modern Protective Association, Mr. Cross secured control of another Insurance company in Brooklyn. The name of this insurance company was changed to the Columbian Protective Insurance Company, and offices were opened by them in Binghamton, N. Y. Louis W. Dorsett, a clerk in the National Bank of Sayre, of which Mr. Lyford was President, was made Treasurer of this insurance company. This clerk was formerly a clerk in the First National Bank of Waverly. / Insurance, Bank Officers and Politics. There has apparently been very close and intimate relations between certain officers and directors of the First National Bank of Waverly, the National Bank of Sayre, the National Protectitve Legion, the Modern Protective Association of Sayre, and political affairs of Waverly. For instance, Dr. John T. Tucker, a director of the First National Bank of Waverly, had been put forward several times as President of the Village of Waverly, and defeated the last time. That he was merely a tool in the hands of other men has been clearly demonstrated, and especially, last winter when he went to the Loomis Opera House and pretended that the fire escapes were not in proper working order, although admitting afterwards that he knew nothing whatever about the condition of the fire escapes, and they were absolutely perfect in every particular. / The Free Press has tried to tell the people of Waverly something of the evils of the National Protective Legion in many published articles on the Insurance Report, stating that it was unjust to obtain money for the Class B insurance under the representations made by the N. P. L. In this belief, this newspaper has been sustained by the Post Office authorities at Washington and by the Superintendents of Insurance of seven different states, including New York State. Read what the report says about the company and its officers, and its false and fraudulent literature circulated through the mails. The Postmaster at Waverly is its ally and supporter. / The Press Exposes the N. P. L. Because The Free Press has exposed the N. P. L. every person in Waverly who is under financial obigations to it and its allied interests, boycotted the Loomis Opera House. After the boycott had been worked to its fullest extent, Dr. Tucker, the President of the Village of Waverly, was sent to the Opera House, apparently for the sole purpose of scaring the people and injuring the attendance. Remember that Dr. John T. Tucker was at that time and is now one of the Directors of the First National Bank, and whether the close relationship existing between certain officers and stockholders of this bank and the N. P. L. and its friends had any influence in this matter, is for the people of Waverly to determine. / National Protective Legion Controls School Board. Harry W. Knapp, a director of the First National Bank, is President ot the Board of Education. George Pike, another director of the First National Bank, was a member of the Board. Dr. Hilton, the medical examiner of the N. P. L. is a member of the Board. (Continued on Last Page.)

The Trail Of The Beast." (Continued from First Page.) Mr. A. I. Decker was a member of this Board, and they hired his brother-in-law to draw plans for the school building. There was no competition and they paid him a large price for them. Frank Munn, another of the School Board, is one of the poormasters of the Town of Barton. While he is apparently greatly interested in the building of the new school house and the education of the young, he is the man who stated that he had been advised to say nothing about the matter of the young girl in the graduating class getting into trouble. Somebody committed a serious crime, and yet, Mr. Munn, as a member of the Board of Education of Waverly, as well as the Poormaster, felt it was advisable to remain quiet. Dr. John T. Tucker a director of First National Bank was the attending physician, and he was at that time Mayor of Waverly, but he kept still about this great wrong. / The Tioga Hotel Insurance. The Free Press is informed by insurance adjustors that Mr. Munn tried to place the insurance on the Tioga Hotel, which had already been on fire several times, but succeeded in placing only two of the policies, and then took the balance of the insurance to another agent not familiar with the former fires, who placed it at Mr. Munn's request. This refers to the insurance on this building which was placed after there had been several fires and two others planned and arranged for, which were not set. In these two instances, Chief Brooks found the material, took it from the building and did nothing. Mr. Munn, as an insurance agent, should have notified the companies, as well as the new agent, of the repeated attempts to burn this building. Who got Mr. Munn to place this insurance although he knew about all the former fires? / Business Men's Association Under Thumb of N. P. L Harry W. Knapp, a director of the First National Bank, is the President of the Business Men's Association of Waverly. He appointed various committees which had charge of handling the funds during the Old Home Week and the two carnivals held at Waverly. On these occasions, large sums of money were raised by subscription. Observe that the committees were made up so that the majority in control of the finances were friendly to the interests of the National Protective Legion. The last carnival was held in December, 1910, but there has been no itemized accounting published showing the income and expenditures of the money the people contributed. The Free Press was awarded the twenty dollar prize for the "best float". The prize has never been received. On the advertising committee, Mr. Knapp appointed George D. Genung, the postmaster of Waverly, who has stood sponsor for the N. P. L., Fred Simmons, the Assistant Postmaster, who reports news as directed, and Raymond McEwen, an employee in Postmaster Genung's printing office. / A $12,000 N. P. L. Mortgage. Percy L. Lang, who has handled the N. P. L. funds, purchased and sold its bonds, at a loss of more than one hundred thousand dollars, has been very considerate in dealing with some of the directors of his bank. / The National Protective Legion loaned Knapp & Sons twelve thousand dollars for ten years at four and one-half per cent., on the store building on the corner of Broad and Fulton Streets. This building is assessed for eight thousand dollars. Knapp, Hilton and others made the interest of the school bonds 4 1/2 per cent., although a lien on property assessed for over two million dollars. Mr. Knapp is able to borrow one and one-half times the assessed value of his property at a greatly reduced rate of interest, although usual custom of insurance companies is to loan not over fifty or sixty per cent. of the assessed valuation, which would make this property a proper loan for four thousand or four thousand eight hundred dollars. This may be the reason why the N. P. L. and its allied interests in Waverly have controlled Harry W. Knapp on the School Board and the Business Men's Association, and why they have apparently been able to suggest the men whom he appoints on various committees. The School Board, for instance, has selected Harry Ellis, as Treasurer. He is assistant cashier of the Bank. / The N. P. L. Policy. This is in line with the policy followed by the N. P. L. trustees who are supposed to get all the interest possible on their funds for the policy holders, but instead, deposited their money in the First National Bank of Waverly, without interest, where they evidently derived some benefit, directly or indirectly, for themselves. The officers have taken a million dollars worth of securities belonging to the N. P. L. from New York and put them in this bank where some of them are being sold each month under the direction of Mr. Lyford to pay the expenses of salaries, etc., is that fair to the Class B policy holders? / The agents represented that the lapses in Class B enabled the Insurance Company to pay the dividend of two hundred and fifty dollars. Mr. Lyford and Mr. Howard have stated that they paid this dividend from lapses. Read the insurance report to find what the trustees are doing with this fund. / Lyford's Anxiety to Boom Waverly. After The Business Men's Association was formed and Harry W. Knapp made President, Mr. Lyford was apparently very anxious to boom Waverly. He thought it would be a fine scheme to establish a big shipping station for hay and grain and other farm produce, but it very soon developed that his project to boom Waverly was a scheme to sell either the property of the Lemon estate (belonging to his wife), or part of the Stark coal yards, which the Bank or its representatives had owned or held a mortgage on. / Mr. Lyford has sued the editor of this paper for libel. One of the things which he states in his complaint as libelous is the article we published, stating that the First National Bank of Waverly had made a loan to Mr. Higbee who was in the dry goods business on Broad Street, and that Mr. Lang and Mr. Lyford had then made an individual loan to Mr. Higbee and had a written agreement that they were to have one-third of Mr. Higbee's profits. / We will take great pleasure in cross-examining Mr. Lyford and Mr. Lang on the facts connected with this loan. / Lyford's Letter Admitting Banks Mistake. Mr. Lyford has also sued the editor of this paper for libel because of our publication in regard to the deposit of one hundred dollars to the credit of The Free Press, which was made without the pass book, and credit for which was not given to the Free Press-Record account. We were notified in writing by Cashier Lang that the Free Press-Record account was overdrawn. After receiving the notice, the editor of this paper went to Mr. Lyford and asked him if there was not some mistake. Mr. Lyford said there was no mistake-that the account was overdrawn. Our bookkeeper was then sent to the bank by the editor an upon her return, said they had told her that they did not make mistakes in that bank and they would be greatly obliged if we would make good our overdraft. After this had taken place, Mr. Winters wrote a letter to Mr. Lyford, stating that the account was not overdrawn and asking him to explain. The following is a copy of the letter: 12 Oct., 1907. First National Bank Waverly, N. Y. Gentlemen: I received your notice dated Oct. 8 that the account of the Free Press-Record was over-drawn $15.67. I immediately made an investigation of our deposits and checks and am unable to figure how you arrived at such an amount and how you made this mistake in your bookkeeping. The account was not overdrawn, but instead there was a balance. Will you kindly explain to me how this occurred and where the error was made by you? Very truly yours, (Signed). Byram L. Winters. Dict. BLW-MEC. / Within a few days after the letter was sent, we received a reply from Mr. Lyford apologizing for his mistake and saying that they were not infallible, - that they made mistakes as well as other people. We shall be glad to cross-examine Mr. Lang and Mr. Lyford about this matter. The following is a copy of Mr. Lyford's letter: First National Bank of Waverly, N. Y. F. E. Lyford, Pres. N. S. Johnson, Vice-Pres. Percy L. Lang, Cashier. 277 - October 14, 1907. Hon. Byram L. Winter, Waverly, N. Y. Dear Sir, In reference to the notice of overdraft sent you would say that instructions are given in the bookkeepers to always send a notice when an account is overdraft, and if you will read the notice you will see that it states that it is sent to obtain the pass book so that the account may be written up and the error, if any, discovered. / Our bookkeepers are not infallible, and it sometimes happens that the error is theirs and not that of the customer, although the rule is the other way. / The notice is sent to insure prompt solution of the difference in the account. I am informed that the Free press book was brought over and balanced and the error found to be ours, for which we apologize and I trust that no such error will occur again. / Mr. Ellis explained this to your bookkeeper and I trust that he did so to her entire satisfaction. Yours very truly, (Signed) F. E. Lyford, President. FEL-LCJ. / It took Mr. Lyford from Oct. 8th, the date of the notice, to Oct. 14th, six days, to find out that they had made a mistake. / The Free Press asks Mr. Lyford to explain how his books could balance and a mistake in balancing of one hundred dollars pass unnoticed for the several days that intervened. / N. P. L. Funds. For twenty years, some of the leading business and church men in Waverly have tried to justify in their conscience the obtaining of money by making poor people believe that they would return to them at the end of five years, two dollars for every dollar received, in the meantime, they have taken out over two million dollars for expenses and salaries. Any man who can bring himself to believe that such a scheme is honest and right, is susceptible to any teaching. These men knew it was wrong. The money handled by the officers of this insurance company does not belong to them. It belongs to the policy holders. They are merely the agents of the people, and they have no moral right to handle these funds, except for the benefit of the policy holders. Insurance men should not turn the funds of the Insurance Company over to banks, without interest, for the private manipulation of the directors and stockholders of such banks in which they may be interested. What has been done with the funds of the N. P. L. in Waverly? Ask the high salaried officers of the N. P. L. / Trail of the Beast. Judge Lindsey of Denver, says that prominent members of churches, those having the highest social standing and practically controlling the churches because of large contributions, were engaged in the lowest forms of villany, dishonesty and immorality, - making and unmaking public officials at will, and keeping men in office, or defeating them only as they showed their willingness or unwillingness to do any kind of dirty political work for the machine politicians. / The danger to any community is not from the man who is openly and avowedly bad and dishonest, but from the man who poses as a pious, courteous gentleman, while he is unloading gold bridge on innocent, confiding people, on the one hand; and on the other, quietly attempting to injure anyone who fails to obey orders. / These evils are common. We are not attacking men. We are simply attacking conditions that debauch men. We are not attacking the victims of the Beast in the system, but simply trying to show the power of the Beast and the effects of the system. / "You must set the dogs of publicity upon the Beast if you wish to drive it form its burrow."

September 8, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Miss Gertrude Slaughter Gave a Dancing Party. Miss Gertrude Slaughter entertained at a large dancing party Monday evening at Masonic Hall in honor of Miss Georgia Duhig of Tresno, Calif. The guests were received by the hostess and her mother, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter; the guest of honor and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Duhig and the hall was decorated in a color scheme of red and white, many flags and bouquets of gladioli forming the principal decorations. A cozy corner carrying out the same colors occupied one corner of the room and fruited punch, ice cream and cake were served during the evening. A program of 20 dances and 4 extras was enjoyed, a pretty novelty being a starlight waltz.

THE TRAIL OF "THE BEAST' IN WAVERLY - (front page) National Protective Legion Thrives on Poor While Its Officers Draw Fat Salaries and Live in Costly Homes. - Compare Homes of Poor Around Waverly with Luxurious Mansions of Men who Control N. P. L. --- Where Did They Get the Money to Build Such Magnificent Homes? Can Lang (202 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Lyford (446 Pennsylvania ave. Waverly, NY), or Even Genung (325 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) Explain? N.P.L Officers Get Fat Salaries From The Poor People's Money- The following are the names of the men and their princlely salaries, who are the officers of the National Protective Legion. This is the company which The Free Press has been exposing, and which the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Department is now investigating. President...George A. Scott...$5,400. Secretary...H. C. Lockwood...3,600. Treasurer...H. C. Bruster...3,600. Medical Examiner... W. M. Hilton...3, 600. Trustee, Chairman...P. L. Lang...1,620. Legal Advisor...Frank L Howard...2,700. The Free Press last week began the first of a series of articles showing the damaging relations which have existed, and do exist between the National Protective Legion, the Business Men's Association, the School Board and politics in this town. This remarkable revelation told a story of unequal and unfair assessments. It described for the first time a $12,000 mortgage on Knapp's $8,000 building, showing also how Lang and other local bank clerks handle certain insurance funds. Finally it showed Postmaster Genung to be the upholder of a system that is positively killing a town that has the finest advantages in the state. / The article in this issue on "The Trail of The Beast in Waverly," should be read by every man and woman who has the interest and welfare of his home town at heart. Read the following facts about The National Protective Legion, and how it has grown upon the money which it has received from the poor people...Read about the fat salaries and the magnificent homes of the officers of the N. P. L..Then having read this astounding story of injustice ask yourselves, are these conditions right? Read this story word for word, then stop and think the matter over. Your conscience should give the right answer. / How long are we to permit men to say to merchants on Broad Street: If you advertise in the paper which exposes conditions, we will not permit you to borrow money? How long are men like George A. Scott (467 Pennsylvania ave. Waverly, NY), Percy L. Lang (202 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Frank L. Howard (475 Waverly st. Waverly, NY), Harvey Bruster (155 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) and Dr. Hilton (435 Pennsylvania ave. Waverly, NY) to be permitted to draw their enormous salaries from the funds of the Class B policy holders, which were obtained upon the representation, that the policy holders would receive large sums of money in return for these monthly payments, when they knew, they were taking the funds of the new policy holders to pay off the old ones? Some policy holders were told they would be paid two hundred and fifty dollars out of lapses and interest. There were very few lapses while the Legion paid two hundred and fifty dollars, and now there are thousands of lapses a year and they pay the policy holder forty-five dollars. They use your funds for their own large salaries. Do you think they earn them? These men walk the streets, ride in automobiles or look out of the windows, and get full pay. How long are they to be permitted to maintain the enormous expense account which they have taken from this Class B fund and which rightfully belongs to the poor, hard-working people from whom they obtained it? Read the Insurance Report which we are publishing and see what you think of these men and their salaries. Answer us, honestly, are these things right? / How did They Get The Money? Look around Waverly and the surrounding country at the poor homes in which the people live who have paid in this money, on the representation that they would get two hundred and fifty dollars every five years, and then visit the homes of the men who have created the conditions which we are seeking to correct and who are drawing these large salaries out of the funds thus obtained. Who built the homes of these officers of the National Protective Legion? How did they get this money? The Insurance Report says the National Protective Legion literature is false and misleading. Obtaining money from poor people by misrepresentation is the lowest form of dishonesty. The report says that on blotters, fans, circulars, cards, dodgers, in the street cars and on bill boards, they advertised that they were paying two hundred and fifty dollars. When the five years was up, they hired halls and brass bands, called the members to the stage and in the presence of the audience gave them checks for two hundred and fifty dollars, in return for one hundred and twenty-five dollars received and thus deceived the people. / Do The People Know? If the majority of people in Waverly believe that such conditions are right and should prevail, then we have misjudged them. We do not believe that Waverly will sustain such men, and we believe it is our duty to tell the public what they are doing. We do not believe the people of Waverly know how the National Protective Legion and the village affairs have been conducted. / Lyford And Others Try To Silence The Free Press. We have already published how a committee, consisting of Fred E. Lyford and certain officers and trustees of the N. P. L. called upon the editor of this paper four or five years ago, when we first began to publish the report of the National Protective Legion filed at Albany by Frank Howard, and stated that if we gave publicity to the affairs of the National Protective Legion, our newspaper would be boycotted and we would be driven out of business. / Did Not Dare Make A Written Statement. We then made the offer that if they or any of them would make a written statement explaining how they could pay the $250 every five years, for $125 paid in to the society, and take out two million dollars for expenses, and sign (Continued on Last Page.)

September 11, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Mrs. Celia Dexter and May Shipman Lewis, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, are guests of Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY).

September 15, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Mrs. J. C. Van Atta Entertained.
Mrs. J. C. Van Atta entertained informally Friday afternoon for her guest Miss Smyth of Syracuse. The rooms were prettily decorated with fall flowers and those assisting the hostess were: Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. E. J. Campbell, Mrs. H. N. Daniell, Gertrude Slaughter, Elizabeth Moore, Dorothy Atwater and Georgia Duhig. During the afternoon, Mrs. Ellsworth Gamble and Miss Duhig were each heard in a number of beautiful songs.

Many Waverly Young People Leave For Other Schools and Colleges. Among the Waverly young people, who have left recently for various schools and colleges are: Robert Johnson, who will take a course in Mining at the University of Missouri; Miss Margaret Tew, who returns to Mechanics Institute, Rochester, to continue her studies in Domestic Science: Frances Stevenson, who is taking an art course in interior decorating in New York City; Miss Gertrude Slaughter leaves next week to take Post Graduate course at the Emma Willard School of Troy, and Miss Mary Blood left Monday to continue her musical studies at Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Knapp will leave the 20th for Seattle, Washington and other western cities where they will remain until Spring.

September 17, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Miss Gertrude Slaughter leaves next week to take a post graduate course at the Emma Willard School in Troy.

September 29, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Sr., left Monday to visit their sons near Seattle, Washington and later will go to California for the winter.

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October 13, 1911 Waverly Free Press: ad. Dr. John F. Krill. Osteoopathic Physician, Graduate under the Founder, Dr. A. T. Still, at Kirksville, Mo. Office, 337 Broad Street, Hours - 9 to 12 a. m., 1:30 to 4 p. m. Other Hours by Appointment. Valley Phone 514-X Waverly, N. Y. {rented part of building of corner drug store, probably second floor)

ad. Ellsworth Gamble. Physician and Surgeon. Office. 427 Waverly St., - Residence 481 Fulton St., Waverly. Office hours, 1 to 3 and 7 - 8 p.m. Both phones, residence and office.

Beauty of Color Painting. Nice shades of color like L. & M. Tuxedo Yellow or Silver Grey, and solid trim of Olive of Shaker Green, both ornament and wear, when used by adding 3/4 of a gallon of Oil to each gallon of L. & M. colors as produced at Factory. ...

October 16, 1911 Elmira Star Gazette: Many Daughters To Go To Towanda. Waverly, Oct. 16. - Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter, Mrs. A. D. Whitaker, Miss Jessie Whitaker, Mrs. F. A. Bell, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mrs. H. N. Daniell, Miss Mary Finch, Mrs. Charles Kingsbury, Mrs. W. S. Norley, Mrs. I. S. Tilton, Miss Lida Murray, Miss Mary Fairchild, Mrs. G. E. Blizzard, Mrs. A. K. Gore, Miss Jane Pratt, Mrs. Alice Dodge, Mrs. Ed. Brooks, Mrs. F. L. Howard, were the Waverly members of Tioga chapter, D. A. R., who were the guests of Mrs. George Hill at her home in Towanda Saturday afternoon when she also entertained the members of the George Clymer chapter of Towanda.

October 20, 1911 Waverly Free Press: D. A. R. Entertained at Towanda.
Members of Tioga Chapter D. A. R. from Waverly, Sayre and Athens to the number of 35 were entertained with the members of the George Clymer of Towanda, Saturday afternoon, by Mrs. George Hill of the latter place. The guests were met by autoes and taken to the beautiful home of the hostess where a musical and literary entertainment was given. A delightful social hour occupied the latter part of the afternoon. Among Waverly ladies who made the trip were: Mrs. F. A. Bell, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. C. E. Brooks, Mrs. C. D. Kingsbury, Mrs. 1. S. Tllton, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. Alice Dodge, Mrs. H. N. Daniell, Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mrs. A. K. Gore, Mrs. Richard Whitaker, Mrs. Edson Blizzard, Mrs. Frank Howard, and the Misses Jessie Whitaker, Mary Finch, Jane Pratt, Mary Fairchild and Lida Murray.

October 27, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter will leave next week to visit her daughter, Gertrude at Troy, N. Y. - Womans' Missionary Society. The Woman's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, will hold a rally day meeting at the church next Friday afternoon. A program on "Work in Lumber and Mining Camps" will be given with Mrs. F. W. Merriam and Mrs. S. W. Slaughter as chairmen, and the officers and a committee of ladies will serve supper. All ladies of the congregation whether members of the society or not are urged to attend.

October 27, 1911 Ithaca Daily News: Mrs. G. W. Evans and her son, Henry Evans, who have been visiting friends in this city, returned to their home (7 Athens st., octagon home owned by Mrs. S. W. Slaughter of 208 Chemung st.) in Waverly yesterday. They were accompanied by Miss Eleanore Carey, who will make a week-end visit with friends in Pennsylvania.

November 10, 1911 Waverly Free Press: For Sale - House for sale, also Antique Mahogany China Cabinet. Inquire, 146 Chemung Street. 45p (In the year 1876, Samuel Slaughter owned this house at 146 Chemung st.)

Rally Day Is Fitly Celebrated. The Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church held a Rally Day meeting at the church Friday afternoon, which was attended by 90 ladies. The subject for the afternoon was "Work In Mining and Lumber Camps," and the following program was presented by Mrs. F. W. Merriam and Mrs. S. W. Slaughter - "The Work Among Pennsylvania Miners," Mrs. S. C. Hall; "The Miners of New Mexico," Mrs. C. C. Strong; "Lumber Camps in the Adirondacks," Mrs. A. M. Bouton; "Natives of the Adirondacks," Mrs. S. W. Slaughter; "Lumber Camps of the South West," Mrs. W. A. Stevenson; "Outline of Norman Duncan's Book, 'Higgins - A Man's Christian'," Mrs. F. W. Merriam. During the social time Mrs. C. M. Weller and Miss Jessie Weller played Liszt's composition, "Les Preludes," and Miss Pauline Hall gave the reading, "The Marriage of the Flowers," with musical accompaniment by Miss Ruth Fish. At 5:30 a supper was served by the officers and a committee of ladies, assisted by the officers of the Girls' Mission Circle.

November 24, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Two Delightful Luncheon Parties. Mrs. P. R. Ackley and daughter, Mrs. John Bailey were hostesses at two delightful luncheons last week, one being given on Friday and the other on Saturday. The guests on the former day included, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. B. Baldwin, Mrs. E. Neaves, Mrs. H. W. Weeks, Mrs. Emmett Holbert, Mrs. H. W. Knapp, Mrs. Charles Wilbur, Mrs. S. W. Hall, Mrs. W. M. Hilton, Mrs. Harry Storms, Mrs. W. C. Buck, Mrs. F. C. Munn, Mrs. E. C. Brooks, Misses Lida Murray, Bessie Perkins, Mary Wilcox, Mrs. Robert Page, Athens, Mrs. Charles Leggett, Babylon, L. I. On Saturday those present were, Mrs. Grant Dodge, Mrs. John Murray, Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs. Frank Merriam, Mrs. F. M. Snook, Mrs. F. A. Bell, Mrs. John Shear, Mrs. E. Gamble, Mrs. E. Sebring, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Mrs. I. P. Shepard, Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mrs. P. L. Lang, Mrs. E. E. Walker, Mrs. F. E. Lyford, Miss Lida Murray, Miss Annie VanDuzer, Miss Mary Fairchild, Miss Carrie Mercereau, Elmira, Mrs. George Byram, Chemung, Mrs. Will Ralyea, Elmira. Henrietta Murray and Harriet Van Duzer served.

December 1, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Albert Baldwin of Cortland, was a recent visitor at the home (7 Athens st. Waverly, NY, octagon home owned by Mrs. S. W. Slaughter of 208 Chemung st.) of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans.

December 8, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Twenty Five Years Ago. Dec. 4, 1886. H. H. Sniffin, was president of the Village. Hugh Ward, age 35 years died Nov. 28. Miss Edna Purdy of Waverly, was teaching the Winter term of school at Halsey Valley. Dr. W. B. Nicol and wife, sailed from New York, Dec. 2, for Liverpool. The new Corner Drug Store will be opened by Slaughter and VanAtta Dec. 8. Lehigh Valley Engineer, John R. Kennedy of Waverly, won a horse and buggy at a raffle in Buffalo.

December 15, 1911 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Mrs. William Garrison, Mrs. Morris Hanford, Mrs. James Miller, Mrs. George Eisenhart, and Mrs. W. H. Mitchell were guests of Mrs. Gabriel Evans (7 Athens st. Waverly, NY, octagon home owned by Mrs. S. W. Slaughter of 208 Chemung st.), Friday afternoon.

December 22, 1911 "Waverly Free Press": Miss Gertrude Slaughter, who is taking post graduate work at the Emma Willard School Troy, is home for a two weeks vacation.

P. O. of A. Surprised Mrs. Giltner. A number of the members of the P. O. of A. gave Mrs. Alice Giltner a surprise party Friday evening in honor of her birthday. A delicious supper was served and the guests were Mrs. Rhodes Sager, Mrs. Burt Huckle, Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Mrs. Edgar Stewart, Mrs. Guy Thomposn, Mrs. Kittie Crandall, Mrs. Flora Durham, Mrs. Luther Sabin, Mrs. W. R. Garrison, Mrs. A. Richardson, Mrs. Gabriel Evans, Mrs. Parisade Manning, Mrs. Herman Holt, Miss S. Holt and Frances Greer.

Brother Scott's "Exclusive Interview" Will Not Hold Water - Attempt to Justify Methods of National Protective Legion is Weak and Misleading--Statements Demolished by Letter From Superintendent Hotchkiss.- Legion's Benefit To Waverly Is Largely Imaginary. Co-incident with the publication of the order to the National Protective Legion issued by the State Insurance Department, in these columns last week, to refund to Classs B all moneys transferred or reverted therefrom, there appears in a local paper an "exclusive interview" generously given out by President Geo. A. Scott, in which he delcares that everything done by the Legion during the past eighteen months has been done with the approval and knowledge of Mr. Hotchkiss. It is rather unfortunate for the success of Mr. Scott's "interview" that the two articles should have appeared the same week. It makes the president's statements look a little peculiar. One might be led to question why, if Mr. Hotchkiss approved of the transfer of Class B members to another class, he should order refunded all moneys transferred. Mr. Scott states that the opinion advanced by Attorney General Carmody was the opinion of a deputy, and had not received the sanction of the Attorney General himself. He also states that "From our view point the action of the N. P. L. was legal and final determination of it will have to be made through suit by any member who felt themselves injured by the transfer." However sincere Mr. Scott may be in his belief that the transfer was legal, he has not sufficient courage of his convictions to move him to start an action to determine that legality. If the State Department is wronging Mr. Scott and his institution he is entitled to redress. Why does he not take steps in his own defense? Mr. Scott very well knows that his challenge to any member of old Class B to start suit amounts to nothing. Old Class B is too thoroughly disgusted with the National Protective Legion to spend any more money on anything connected with it. Furthermore, if Mr. Scott is convinced that his action was proper and legal, it is asking a little too much to expect the members of old Class B to set him right with the public, and spend their own money do it. Mr. Scott also states in his "exclusive interview" that "It is not likely that Mr. Carmody will take any action, since the Insurance Department recommended the transfer." If there is anyone who is for a moment deceived by this statement, we would call his attention once more to Superintendent Hotchkiss' letter, published last week in the columns of the Free Press-Record. Mr. Scott again ring the changes on the old cry "The Legion is benefitting Waverly." He uses the worn out argument that because employes of the N. P. L. have spent their money with Waverly merchants, the institution is a benefit to the town. If a gang of smooth burglars were to spend their ill gotten gold with Waverly merchants, it might benefit the town in a way; but would they be allowed to continue their operations for that reason? Granted that the N. P. L. has "benefitted" a few merchants, that does not alter the fact that it has taken from thousands of poor people money for which it has made no return. Does the town still desire to be "benefitted" when every dollar has been unjustly obtained? Is nothing to be considered but the money side of the question? With all the money spent by the N. P. L. it is more than doubtful that the Legion has benefitted the town to any great extent. The fact that the town has harbored an institution that has been declared illegal by several states will hardly help it with outsiders. The fact that the town would up hold such an institution after the spotlight of publicity has brought into startling relief its many flaws and illegalities would place the village in an undesirable light, to say the least. It is too late to attempt to whitewash the N. P. L. If the public possessed no means of information besides the statements of "Brother Scott" the farce might be carried on a little longer. As it stands, however, any attempt at justifying the methods of this organization are worse than useless.

December 29, 1911 Waverly Free Press: Gave Delightful Luncheon.
Mrs. Ellsworth Gamble gave a delightful luncheon yesterday afternoon. The house (481 Fulton st. Waverly, NY) was prettily decorated with holly and poinsetta, and place cards and nut cases were in red. Mrs. Kingsbury, Miss Onalee King, Miss Margie Blood and Miss Alice Lang served and the guests included Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs . F. W. Merriam, Mrs. I. G. Dodge, Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. A. B. Baldwin, Mrs. John Bailey, Mrs. H. N. Daniell, Mrs. Ed. Walker, Mrs. F. A. Bell, Mrs. W. H. Jones, Mrs. C. C. Strong, Mrs. H. L. Adams, Mrs. J. C. VanAtta, Mrs. J. H. Murray, Mrs. C. F. Chafee, Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mrs. Leon Betowski, Miss Annie VanDuzer, Miss Mary Finch, Mrs. Howard Conant, Holyoke, Mass., Mrs. Squires and Mrs. Wakeman, Hornell, Miss Mercereau and Mrs. Wiegand, Elmira, Mrs. Chas. Hall, New York City.

1912 - 1914, at 337 Broad Street, Dr. John F. Krill, osteopathic (from Don Merrill's collection) Building owned by Gertrude Slaughter, after death of her mother, Charlotte Slaughter, in July 1912. VanAtta's drug store remains on first floor.

January 5, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Prospect Valley. George Rice has been very sick with mumps for the past few days but is a little better at this writing.

Catlin Hill. Thomas Brown is working for Elbert Bowers, Owego.

Ralph Knapp Married. Relatives have received word of the marriage of Ralph Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp of this place, which took place at Seattle, November 4. Mr. Knapp is a Waverly High School boy, a graduate of Colgate University and at present has a large contract at Vancouver. He is one of the Waverly boys who are making good in the west and has the best wishes of his many friends here. (George Knapp's brother)

Why Not A County Sanitarium? Some time ago the village purchased the Hallet house on upper Waverly Street, for use as a pest house. Fortunately, since that time there has been no necessity of its use for the purpose for which it was purchased. But owing partly to that fortunate circumstance, the house is getting out of repair, as all houses will do when not occupied. This fact naturally suggests that some good use should be made of the building. The house is a fair sized one, and there are several vacant lots adjoining. Moreover, land in the neighborhood is very cheap, and there are some farms near at hand that could be purchased at a reasonable figure if so desired. We are suggesting the use of this pest house as a sanitarium for tubercular patients. Epidemics of small pox are few and far between, while tuberculosis we have always with us. There are several cases in Waverly at present, some of them well advanced, and some of them in the incipient stages. It is to those latter that such a sanitarium would be especially beneficial. There is no doubt among intelligent people today, that practically any case of tuberculosis can be cured, if taken in hand early enough. In cases where the dread disease has made so much progress as to be beyond the hope of a permanent cure, death may be postponed for many years, and often the patient may be restored to his earning capacity. There is in Tioga county no place, where patients suffering from the "Great White Plague" may go to be treated. Provision is made for every other malady under the sun, but for the one which carries off every year almost as many as all others combined, no provision is made. Why should not Waverly take the lead, and establish for the county a place where these sufferers may be cared for? It seems almost incredible that in this age of enlightenment so little attention has been paid to the tubercular patient. It is only within a very few years that physicians have concentrated a large part of their efforts upon the cure and prevention of the disease. But at the last time has come when consumption is no longer regarded as a dispensation of Providence, and any attempt at curing it as flying in the face of the Almighty. Waverly has on hand the sum of three hundred dollars, earned by the sale of Red Cross seals last winter. The proceeds of this season's sales will add considerably to the amount. In all probability the total amount will be sufficient to put the building in good repair. It could then be equipped, at small cost, with accommodations for a nurse and caretaker, and the necessary apparatus for a diet kitchen, etc. Tents or shacks for patients could be erected at a small cost on the adjoining vacant lots. Such an institution would be largely self supporting. Patients who could afford to pay for treatment should be charged a sum large enough to cover the cost of such treatment. For those who are unable to pay, a fund should be provided. This fund should consist of fixed amounts appropriated in each town in the county represented by patients at the sanitorium, augmented by voluntary gifts from persons interested in the enterprise. We believe there would be many of the latter, especially among those who have lost near and dear friends by the fatal disease. Moreover, since a moderate amount of work is good for tubercular patients, the stronger of the patients could with profit to themselves and the institution, assist in the necessary work of the sanitarium, and even raise many of the necessary supplies, if land were acquired for that purpose. The location of the Hallet house is good. It is high enough to be dry, and to insure good air. Waverly's excellent water supply is a strong argument for placing such an institution here. No resident physician would be necessary, as the building is so near the village that medical aid could be secured in a very short time if necessity arose. It may be argued that the tubercular patient may treat himself at his own home with beneficial results. We grant that this is possible, but not very probable, for the efficacy of any treatment depends largely upon perseverance, no matter what the odds. The person who starts out to treat himself, ordinarily allows his vigilance to relax sooner or later. If he has decided to sleep with his windows open wide, zero weather urges him to close them, and nine times out of ten he complies. The rigid routine of a sanitarium will accomplish wonders for such a patient. The matter is worth considering. Should Waverly take the lead in the movement, it would reflect much credit upon the town. This however, is of minor importance. The only thing to be considered is the benefit to suffering humanity. Shall Waverly lead?

January 12, 1912 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Sr., and son, George, who were for a time at Seattle, Wash., are now at Los Angeles, where they will pass the winter.

January 16, 1912 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: GAVE TWO VALENTINE LUNCHEONS. Mrs. Edmund J. Neaves (370 Broad St. Waverly, NY) and Mrs. Frank E. Munn (207 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) were the hostesses' at two valentine luncheons at the home of the latter, last week. Friday's party took the form of a thimble party, while cards were enjoyed Saturday. At both the color scheme of the decorations was red and green and hearts and valentines were used profusely. Among the guests Friday were Mrs. James Rhodes, Mrs. Andrew Slawson, Mrs. L. D. Myers, Mrs. E. D. Mixer, Mrs. John Johnson, Mrs. Oliver Lewis, Miss Harriet Lewis, Mrs. Nellie Jones, Mrs. J. F. Shoemaker, Mrs. E. W. Eaton, Mrs. J. E. Angell, Mrs. Charles Sweet, Mrs. Jud Vorhis, Mrs. Jesse Green; Mrs. B. W. Bonnell, Mrs. F. W. Genung, Mrs. C. J. Coolbaugh, Mrs. A. I. Decker, Mrs. L. E. Deforest, Mrs. R. S. Harnden, Mrs. A. R. Bunn, Mrs. J. W. Slawson, Mrs. F. W. Drake, Mrs. G. A. Scott, Mrs. Harvey Ingham, Mrs. S. W. Slaughter, Mrs. Willis Carey, Mrs. Cyrus Johnson, Mrs. Harvey Cooley, Mrs. George Connell. On Saturday the guests were Miss Lida Murray, Mrs. F. E. Hawkes, Miss Jane Pratt, Mrs. H. C. Bruster, Mrs. Charles Rogers, Mrs. I. S.Tllton, Mrs. Lizzie Bailey, Mrs. W. M. Hilton, Mrs. Eason Blizzard, Mrs. J. C. Van Atta, Mrs. E. K. Kitchen, Mrs. E. D. Sebring, Mrs. G. D. Genung, Mrs. L. Topping, Mrs. Mildred Crandell, Mrs. C. C. Strong, Mrs. W. E. Tew, Miss Cora Platt, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Miss Mary Wilcox, Miss Jessie Whitaker, Mrs. H. M. Ferguson, Mrs. LaPette Harding, Mrs. R. D. Whitaker, Miss Ella Atwater, Mrs. William Personius, Mrs. H. C. Kinney, Mrs. C. M. Weller, Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. William Kinney, Mrs. Clayton Smilh, Mrs. J. H. Murray, Mrs. C. D. Kingsbury, Mrs. C. E. Brooks, Mrs. W. H. Weeks, Mrs. Charles Shipman, Mrs. E. C. French, Mrs. H. L. Garvin, Mrs. Z. B. Lormor, Mrs. D. G. Stark, Mrs. A. M. Bouton.

Taken from Cass City Chronicle p.6, website: A Thimble Party. Since sewing is again classed among the fine arts, thimble parties are much in favor for afternoon entertainments. The hostess sends her card with day and date written thereon, with a needle threaded with some gay-colored silk thrust through one corner.
After the guests have arrived and an hour or more of merry chat, with comparison of work has past, cards bearing the following words are handed to each with a pencil and the request to straighten out the seemingly unintelligible conglomeration into good words, the objects described being in common every~day use.
After a limited time, the cards are to be collected and compared with the key, which is kept secret by the hostess. No help is allowed and each guest is to work out her own problem. A dainty prize is given to the one who succeeds in transposing the most words, also a consolation prize to the one having the least. Such dainty trifles as work bags, embroidery, scissors, emery, needle eases, etc., make the most appropriate prizes. Refreshments, elaborate or simple, may be served. lces and creams frozen in molds to represent thimbles, spools, and emeries are a pretty conceit, but expensive.
Sewing Intricacies.
1. Nips - pins.
2. Radeth - thread.
3. Reasnetemap - tape measure.
4. Scossics - scissors.
5. Blimeth - thimble.
6. Eselden - needles.
7. Hopso - hoops.
8. Kucd - duck.
9. Tubnot - button.
10. Reyme - emery.
11. Witst - twlst.
12. Dbira - braid.
13. Nelin - linen.
14. Stork be daw - work basket.
15. Tonoct - cotton.
16. Evetviene - velveteen.
17. Ebinoawhe - whalebones.
19. Pcelanire - percaline.
20. To listet - stiletto.
21. Bald girl arm - darning ball.

January 26, 1912 "Waverly Free Press": Mrs. S. W. Slaughter is at Alden Springs for a short stay.

February 16, 1912 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: D. A. R. Meets With Mrs. Kellogg. Tioga Chapter D. A. R. will meet with Mrs. Charles Kellogg of Athens, Wednesday afternoon when the program will be devoted to Lincoln and Washington. Members will note the change of place.

March 1, 1912 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Wesley Parshall has sold the house No. 8 Athens Street to Burton Brink.

Mr. and Mrs. George Moffit of Portland, Ore., are guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans (7 Athens st. Waverly, NY, octagon home owned by Mrs. S. W. Slaughter of 208 Chemung st.).

Mrs. Arminda Evans returned last week from a two months' visit with her duaghter, Mrs. Charles Heydt of New York.

Harold M. Sawyer of Scranton, was home for an over Sunday stay.

March 8, 1912 Waverly Free Press: There will be a regular meeting of the Home Mission Circle of the Presbyterian church, Monday evening, March 11 at the home (426 Waverly st.) of Miss Amy Van Atta on Waverly Street. As there will be special business a good attendance is desired.

March 29, 1912 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Moffitt, who have been visiting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans, are now at Norfolk, Va.

March 31, 1912 The Telegram (Elmira, N. Y. ): For Sale - Having decided to make my home in California. I offer my place for sale at a bargain. The house is in perfect repair and has all the modern improvements. There is a large barn and a hennery to accommodate 500 chickens. Inquire J. W. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y.

April 5, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Wall Paper and Window Shades. We are now ready for the spring trade with the best selected line in the Valley, at prices CHEAPER than ever before. Call and see for yourself. All graded from 3c a roll to the HIGHEST GRADE. VANATTA'S Corner Drug Store. Prescriptions a Specialty. The Rexall STORE 

POST OFFICE 100 YEARS OLD An old history of Tioga County, is authority that the post office was established in Factoryville in 1812, this making it 100 years ago that an office was organized in what is now Waverly. Isaac Shepard, a grandfather of I. Prentice Shepard was the postmaster. The post office was established in Waverly in 1849, Benjamin H. Davis first Postmaster.

Attention. PURE MAPLE SYRUP IS A RARE PRODUCT. But the users of Fred A. Wheaton's maple syrup know its superior quality is only equalled by more from the same source. For the convenience of his old customers, as well as those who want the best it has been placed on sale at the following stores: EAST WAVERLY U. E. Harding. WAVERLY Floyd Curran, ED. Rhodes SAYRE J. A. Sheddon ATHENS G. B. Van Cise, D. E. Mc Mahon. Fred A. Wheaton ULSTER, $1.25 Per Gal. PA. (2014 inflation calculator $30.20)

April 5, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Justus C. Wright died at eight o’clock yesterday morning at his home No. 203 Chemung Street, after an illness of three weeks with inflammatory rheumatism. The deceased was fifty years of age and formerly resided at Oneonta, N. Y. He is survived by his widow and two daughters Miss Adalee, age 8 years and Miss Wilma, age 7 years. The deceased was a member of the order of Railway conductors, and of the I. O. O. F. at Newark Valley. A short prayer service will be held at the home at eight o’clock this evening and the body will be taken to Newark Valley Saturday morning for interment.

April 26, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Sr., who have been spending the winter at Los Angeles, Cal., will return here in about three weeks.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. April 30, 1887:

According to the annual report of B. B. Clark, there was a fall of 77 inches of snow during the past winter. The first fall was one inch on Nov. 6; the last, April 18, when ten inches was recorded. The heaviest fall in any one month was November, when 31 inches fell.

Patrick Hurley, the oldest resident of Ridgebury, died April 23, age 96 years.

Andrew A. Slawson commenced his duties as postmaster today.

The Willard House, Candor, was destroyed by fire April 26.

They were working eleven hours per day at the Hall & Lyon factory.

John C. Van Atta purchased his partner's (S. W. Slaughter) interest in the Corner Drug Store.

Miss Maria Curtis of Waverly, and J. G. Grant of Syracuse, were married April 27.

Harry W. Hallet and Miss Carrie E. Woodruff were married April 27.

Dr. Geo. M. Cady and Miss Fronia Harris of Nichols, were married April 20.

C. E. Purdy was treasurer of the Ideal Comedy Co.

May 10, 1912 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: The engagement of Miss Blanche Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans of Athens Street to Ernest Hoyt was announced Wednesday evening at a party given by Miss Evans. Fourteen friends of the bride were present. (7 Athens St., octagon home owned by Charlotte Slaughter of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY)

May 31, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Catherine Byram and Gertrude Slaughter were at Horseheads, Saturday.

June 18, 1912 Ithaca Daily News: Former Ithaca Woman 85 Years Old Writes Poem on the Titanic. Mrs. Harriet N. Ralston of Washington, D. C., well known to many of the older residents of this city, has written a poem entitled "The Sinking of the Titanic." It appeared in the Washington Post a few days after the Titanic sank off the Banks of Newfoundland, carrying with it a majority of the passengers. Mrs. Ralston lived in this city when her father, the Rev. Aaron Jackson, was pastor of the Baptist church. She is now 85 years old. Mr. Jackson was an uncle to Mrs. Mary J. Seaman of 405 North Aurora Street, and his daughter was a classmate of Jane Hardy of this city at Elmira. The poem follows: The Sinking Titanic. By Harriet N. Ralston. A brave ship sailed the northern deep Is coursed the path shere icebergs reep. No force should loose his plates of steel, Or cleave in twain its rounded keel. Yet Fate's sharp missile, deftly hurled, Transfixed it in the nether world. The life-boats swing above the wave. "Tis Ocean's quest they seek to save; The rocket's glare illumes the night, The wireless calls in dire affright; The Wrath of Doom is looming near, Yet ships can neither see nor hear! Titanic's hull is listing low, Borne downward by its weight of woe; Yet in that hour of black despair, Of stern resolve, farewells, and prayer, The sacrifice its heroes brought. Loves Creed unto a world has taught! Scions of Chivalry - men stood In holy purpose like to God! So great are souls of those who give Their lives that helpless ones may live! So high their place on Honor's roll, Encircled by its aureole! "Nearer in Thee" - the Ship of Doom Replies not, as the waves give room; A maelstrom's prey - it whirls, it reels - Its masthead breaks on sunken keels - While floats afar Faith's melody - "Nearer, My God; Nearer to Thee!" (Harriet was the daughter of Elder Aaron Jackson, who had the blacksmith shop at the site of our main house, 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY.)

July 19, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Miss Rosamond Dodge (479 Cayuta ave. Waverly, NY) entertained Wednesday afternoon and evening in honor of her guest, Miss Ethel Gaddys of Denver, Colorado. The following young ladies from Elmira were at 6 o'clock luncheon: Ruth Clinton, Hazel Howell, Gertrude Cushing, Dorothy Bisbee and Clutha Relyea. In the evening they were joined by Elizabeth Angell, Virginia Van Atta, Mildred and Marie Case, Esther Blizard, Onaleo King, Marjorie Blood, Dorothy Atwater, Gertrude Slaughter, and Elizabeth and Agnes Moore of Waverly; Miss Sarah Ammerman of Washington; Miss Maud Thayer of Warrensburg, N.Y.; and The Misses McFadden of Philadelphia. All enjoyed a merry evening with cards, music, etc. Refreshments were served by the hostess.

July 26, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Chemung Street Must Be Paved With Macadam - Delay Of Board to Act Forfeits $9,000 State Money - Brick Pavement Would Have Cost Little More - Board Scores Street Commissioner for Work on Center Street. An adjourned meeting of the board of trustees was held on Monday evening to consider the question of the Chemung Street pavement. During the past few weeks the board has made a canvas of the property owners of the street, in order to find out what kind of pavement was desired by the majority. As a result, the greater number asked for macadam. Some of the property owners would have preferred no pavement at all, not wishing to pay the cost of curb and gutter. ... A lengthy discussion of the merits of brick and macadam followed, and O. H. Lawrence was called upon to present his views in the matter. Mr. Lawrence is a large property holder on the street, and had prepared figures showing the relative cost of the two pavements. Mr. Lawrence expressed himself in favor of the brick pavement, giving as a reason the fact that the taxpayer receives more value for his money in brick than in macadam, which would cost more to keep in repair. In the discussion it was brought out that in a few years at most it will be necessary to construct a sewer on Chemung Street, and the use of macadam would make this impossible, while with brick paving it would be a very simple matter. ... 24 feet between curbs ... The board expressed itself as in favor of brick, ...

July 27, 1912 Charlotte Wells Slaughter died.

July 29, 1912 Elmira Star Gazette: Charlotte Slaughter Dies Of Apoplexy. Waverly, July 29. - Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter, widow of the late S. W. Slaughter, died at her late home on (208) Chemung street Saturday evening at 9:30 o’clock. For the last year she had been in ill health and a week ago suffered a stroke of apoplexy. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was for many years a leader in church and social circles. One daughter Miss Gertrude Slaughter survives her, also two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Slaughter of Crystal Run, N. Y. and Mrs. A. F. Coleman of Goshen; two brothers, Moses Welles of Chicago and Charles Welles of Goshen. The funeral will be held at the home on Chemung street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Parke Richards will officiate and the interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

July 29, 1912 Elmira Star Gazette: Elmira Contractor Will Build Church. John Cunningham to Receive $34,000 For Erecting St. James Structure. Waverly, July 29. - Saturday the Rev. James Griffin awarded the contract for building the new St. James church to Contractor John Cunningham of Elmira, his bid being $34,000. The only local builder who filed a bid was Sherman A. Genung. The dimension of the new church will be 45 x 122 feet and the material pressed brick, with white stone trim. The main entrance will be from Chemung street and there will be another entrance on Clark street. The auditorium will be 33 x 43 feet, with a ceiling 40 feet high. The seating capacity will accommodate 600 people. The plans were made by Architect Joseph H. Considine of Elmira.

Charlotte Wells Slaughter, of Waverly, N. Y., a member of Tioga Chapter, D. A. R., of Athens, Pa., died July 27, 1912. Mrs. Slaughter was a descendant of several prominent Orange County, N.Y. pioneers and will be greatly missed, not only in Daughters of the American Revolution circles, but in the Presbyterian Church and other organizations having as an object the uplifting of her home town. Taken from page 21 of The American monthly magazine, Volume 42 By Daughters of the American Revolution

August 2, 1912 "Waverly Free Press": Charlotte Welles (Wells) Slaughter- By the death of Mrs. Charlotte Welles (Wells) Slaughter, which occurred Saturday evening, our village is called to mourn one of its most influential women and one whose passing will bring sorrow to a large circle of friends. Mrs. Slaughter had been in ill health for the past year and a week before her death suffered a stroke of apoplexy. She was born in Orange County in 1850 and coming here 39 years ago with her husband, the late S.W. Slaughter, has since been most active in social and religious circles. A devout member of the Presbyterian Church, she was interested in all the branches of its work, taking a particularly active interest in the Ladies' Benevolent and Missionary societies. She was also a liberal giver to all of the church's charities. Mrs. Slaughter was descended from well known Revolutionary stock and was a member of Tioga Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Her hospitality was unbounded and she was never happier than when entertaining for friends and relatives at her beautiful home on Chemung street. Surviving relatives are a daughter, Miss Gertrude of this place; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Slaughter of Crystal Run, N.Y.; Mrs. A.F. Coleman, Goshen, and two brothers Moses Welles (Wells) of Chicago, and Charles Welles (Wells) of Goshen. Funeral services were conducted at the family home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by her pastor, the Rev. Parke Richards and burial was made at Glenwood. The bearers were L.D. Atwater, J.C. VanAtta, F.E.Munn, P.L. Lang, E.D. Sebring, and F.W. Merriam

August 3, 1912 Elmira Star Gazette: Slaughter Property Is Worth Large Sum. Waverly Woman’s Will Disposes of $40,000 Estate. Owego , Aug. 3 - (Special) - The last will and testament of Charlotte Slaughter, late of the village of Waverly, deceased, was admitted to probate in surrogate’s court yesterday and letters testamentary issued to Fred T. Sawyer of Waverly. Mrs. Slaughter left an estate valued at $40,000. (using inflation calculator for the year 2014, $954,346.38 )

August 9, 1912 "Waverly Free Press": MRS. SLAUGHTER'S WILL ADMITTED TO PROBATE - The last will and testament of Mrs. Charlotte W. Slaughter, late of Waverly, N.Y., was admitted to probate, August 2, and letters testamentary issued to Fred A. Sawyer, of Waverly. The estate is valued at $40,000. The following are the bequests under the will, which was dated June 24, 1903, and witnessed by J. T. Sawyer and Ellsworth Gamble: First, I direct my Executor, hereinafter named, to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses.

Second.To my sister, Mary F. Coleman, $2,000, the use of the same during her life, at her death to go to her daughters, Irene T. Glover and Frances L. Haggerty. (2014 inflation calculator, $47,717.32)

Third. To Clara Wells, daughter of my brother, Charles Wells, $1,000. (2014 inflation calculator, $23,858.66)

Fourth. To Hattie Slaughter Smith, daughter of my sister, Kate Wells, $1,000. (2014 inflation calculator, $23,858.66)

Fifth. To Charlotte C. Glover, daughter of my niece, Irene C. Glover, $2,000, to be paid when she is 18 years old. (2014 inflation calculator, $47,717.32)

Sixth. To William A. Hurtin, Elizabeth Hurtin and Charlotte Hurtin, children of Sarah Wells Hurtin, share and share alike, $3,000. (2014 inflation calculator, $71,575.98.00 to share or $23,858.66 each)

Seventh. To Susan B. Wells of Morehead, Minn., daughter of William Wells, $1,000. (2014 inflation calculator, $23,858.66)

Eighth. To the First Prebyterian Church of Waverly, $1,500. (2014 inflation calculator, $35,787.99)

Ninth. To the Presbyterian Church of Scotchtown, Orange County, N. Y., $500. (2014 inflation calculator, $11,929.33)

Tenth. All the rest and residue of my estate to my executor in trust for the care and education of my daughter, Gertrude, until she becomes 21 years of age, (April 26, 1911), at which time the whole amount remaining in his hands shall be paid to her. Should my daughter die, without children before receiving the amount coming to her. I direct that the amount remaining shall be paid share and share alike to my surviving nephews and nieces. I hereby appoint as the Executor of my last will and testament, Fred A. Sawyer, and should he be unable to conclude the execution of his trust, I appoint in his stead J. T. Sawyer, and succeeding E. E. Walker. A codicil, dated January 25, 1904, and witnessed by J. T. Sawyer and Louis J. Buley, directs that the bequests shall not be paid until six months after her daughter shall become of legal age, and gives directions as to the meaning of some of the provisions of the will, but does not change any of the bequests. (The remainder was about $28,000.00 which translates to about $668,042.47 with 2014 inflation calculator. Gertrude at 22 years of age, also inherited the property at: 208 Chemung Street which included the carriage house at current 9 Athens street; the former two family octagon rental home at 7 Athens street; the former Corner Drug Store at 337 Broad st., which at that time the bottom floor was rented out by proprietor of the drug store business, John C. VanAtta, and the other two floors were being rented out to various people.)

Miss Gertrude Slaughter left the later part of the week for Syracuse.

August 9, 1912 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Tuesday, while excavating for the new W. C. T. U. drinking fountain, workmen found a heavy pine post 24 inches in diameter, deeply embedded in the ground, which is believed to be the stump of the Liberty Pole erected where the First National Bank now stands, when Lincoln was nominated for president. The following interesting bit of local history is recalled by the discovery. The pole, which was 125 feet high was one of the highest ever erected and was cut on the Wyncoop farm at Chemung. The site of the First National Bank was a vacant lot, and the raising was accompanied by a great demonstration and a stabbing affair which aroused the community occurred at the time. Absolom Bowman, who then resided on West Broad Street but later on Walker's Hill, was stabbed in the neck by Benjamin Saunders, and had it not been for William Stone, who stepped between the two men and was badly cut on the hand, Bowman would have been killed. Saunders was arrested and placed in the lockup, which was on the site of Van Nostran's saloon, but during the night cut his way out and escaped. Saunders lived in an old house in Factoryville on the site of the Amasa Finch residence, and after escaping from the lockup spent several days in a barn on West Hill. One night he was driven by a relative to Danby and later escaped to Canada. Afterwards he went to Kansas where he was visited by a number of relatives but never dared return here. The Waverly Advocate of August 30, 1861, gives the following account of the pole raising, which will be of interest to all those whose near relatives took part in the great struggle: The Union Meeting at Waverly. The great Union demonstration which came off at this place, on Friday last was a success beyond expectations. The farmer left his harvest, the mechanic his shop, and the professional man his musty records, to testify their devotion to the country and her institutions of freedom. At an early hour the people assembled in large numbers, and assisted in raising a splendid "Liberty Pole," painted red, white and blue. Thirteen guns announced that the national flag was floating from its peak. By four o'clock the crowd was immense, and prominent among them we observed a company of Chemung Volunteers, under command of G. W. Buck, the Factoryville Guards, under the lead of G. G. Manning, and a company of cavalry being formed in this place. Excellent martial music quickened the pulsation of every heart. Honorable Gideon O. Chase presided. Speeches were made in the afternoon by Colonel S. G. Hathaway, and Hon. A. S. Diven. It was our misfortune that we could not listen to those gentleman, but we learn they took most decided ground in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war, and of the union of all patriotic citizens in support of the government until the rebellion should be put down, and the national authority everywhere respected and obeyed. At evening, Davis Hall was filled to its utmost capacity. Speeches were made by Wm. Smyth of the Owego Times, Elder J. J. Pierce, Hon. Lyman Truman, Rev. Geo. P. Porter, and Hon. H. A. Beebe, of the Owego Gazette. Elder Pierce, was in favor of not only having the rebellion "wiped out," but thrice plucked up by the roots, and buried beyond the reach of a possible resurrection. Hon. Lyman Truman made a characteristic speech. He was for ignoring anything like party in the present crisis. Rev. Mr. Porter, made a short speech, burning with fire and fervor of patriotism. The speech of Mr. Beebe was judicious and argumentative, and reached the judgment and consciences of the people. Many persons who came here with their ears and hearts inclining to the siren song of peace, went away satisfied that the only course which their sense of honor dictates, and which their desire for peace suggests, was to wipe out party politics, and then roll up their sleeves and wipe out rebellion. The following reolutions were adopted unanimously: Resolutions. Resolved, (in the language of the Crittenden resolutions), That the present deplorable Civil War has been forced upon the country by the disunionists of the Southern States, now in arm against constitutional government, and in arms around the capitol; that in this national emergency, banishing all feelings of mere passion, or resentment, we will recollect only our duty to the whole country; that this war is not waged on the part of the government in any spirit of oppression, or for the purpose of conquest, or for the purpose of interfering with the rights of established institutions of those states, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the constitution, and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several states unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished, the war ought to cease. Resolved, (In the language of the Binghamton Democrat) That we are for maintaining the government of the Union and the constitution so long as there is a loyal citizen, north or south, to battle with rebellion, or a dollar to furnish the sinews of war. Resolved, That we are in favor of peace, and therefore seek it in the only direction that will give honorable and enduring peace-by putting down armed rebellion, so that the union loving citizens of the south can support the constitution of their fathers, without a revolver to their ears, or a bowl knife to their throats, to drive them into rebellion. The following are the reolutions offered by Honorable Lyman Truman, amidst great applause. Resolved, That we will stand by the Union, fight for the Union, and maintain the Union, and not a grain of sand belonging to the Union shall ever be surrendered to foes abroad or rebels at home, and the union of all Union men for the sake of the Union, is the unchangeable will of all partiotic Democrats and Republicans. Resolved, That the patriotic Republicans and Democrats of Waverly are a band of brothers, in this terrible crisis of the country's history, and politicians of every hue and dye are requested to dry up until the Stars and Stripes float again in security over every portion of the Union. Resolved, That our brave soldiers who are fighting our battles, must and shall be maintained, and it is the duty of those who stay at home to pay the bills, and we will pay them in spite of the sneaking whinings of traitors, and we will pay as long as they will fight, and both will fight and pay, and pay and fight, until every Tory and Rebel in the land shall acknowledge there is a God in Israel, and bow down in reverence and obedience to the flag of the country, and acknowledge obedience to the great, indissoluble and immortal republic.

August 16, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Phillip Finch, George Knapp and Harold Watrous returned Tuesday from a camping trip near Barton.

August 23, 1912 Waverly Free Press: STATE ROAD IS NOW WELL BEGUN. Condemnation Proceedings to be instituted at Once Against Property Owners. Work upon the "hill route" from Waverly to Chemung, which was started about ten days ago, is well under way. A huge steam shovel was put to work Monday on the Shepard place, cutting down the hill, and a large force of men and teams is employed in removing the earth. The route of the new road is beautiful, and when the work is completed, persons going from Chemung to Waverly will travel over as fine a piece of road as can be found in the state. The curves are broad and sweeping, and the grade everywhere is less than five per cent. The view from almost every point of the route magnificent. The plans for the road were prepared by Division Engineer Perry Filkin. The contract was let to the John F. Dolan Co., of New York, and the construction is in charge of R. C. Kirkpatrick, Waverly-Owego engineer. The refusal of several property owners to grant a right of way is holding up the signing of the contracts, but the delay probably will not be long, and condemnation proceedings are to be begun at once. There has been much difference of opinion as to the route the new road should take, a large number being in favor of, the route through the narrows, which was abandoned when the Erie refused to build the $60,000 retaining wall necessary. A protest was made, but the state declared that the road, if built this summer, must go over the hill. The new route is likely to find favor with all.

J. W. Knapp has sold his property on Lyman Avenue to Mrs. Harry Merrill of Binghamton.

A party of young people, chaperoned by Miss Alice Lang picnicked up the Indian trail Friday afternoon.

September 13, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp, who have sold their home on Lyman avenue, will move to the Parsons house, Clinton avenue.

Mrs. Harry Merrill and daughter of Binghamton, are here and November 1 will take possession of the J. W. Knapp property, which Mrs. Merrill recently purchased.

September 20, 1912 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mr. and Mrs. George Moffit; who have been passing a month with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans (7 Athens st., octagon home owned by Miss Gertrude Slaughter of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), have gone to Dallas, Texas.

J. W. Riley of Sayre, has rented the residence of Mrs. J. B. Floyd on ( 456) Waverly street, and will take possession about October 1. Mrs. Floyd will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. F. W. Merriam of (304) Chemung street.

Members of Tioga Chapter, D. A. R., will remember that the next meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock with Mrs. Robert Page of Athens.

October 4, 1912 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mrs. Gabriel Evans and son, Henry, were at Ithaca Monday consulting a doctor regarding additional skin grafting for the latter, who was so badly burned some time ago.

October 18, 1912 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. VanAtta, and son Ronald, and Azariah VanAtta spent Sunday at Ithaca with Mrs. E. H. VanAtta.

Mrs. Gabriel Evans and daughter, Blanche, of (7) Athens street, were in Elmira Monday.

October 25, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Lewis Westfall has commenced the erection of a house on lower Cayuta avenue. (He fell from the roof of our house, 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, to the stone sidewalk below in 1907 while painting it.)

David Munson and family, who have been residing at Flatbush, L. I., have moved to Rochester, N. Y., and Mrs. Munson, who has been the guest of her mother, Mrs. Charles Ott left Saturday for her new home. (Mrs. Munson attended George and Gertrude's wedding in February 1915.)

November 1, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Sayre's Benefactress Passes Away. Mrs. Cummings, Whose Gifts and Noble Works Made Her Best Loved Philanthropist, Dies at Her Home in Mauch Chunk. Mrs. Mary Packer Cummings of Mauch Chunk, Pa., passed away at her home Saturday afternoon. She had been seriously ill only a short time, though her health had been frail for several years past. Mrs. Cumming's death is a great blow to the people of Sayre, to whom she had endeared herself by her many benefactions, as well as by her kindness of heart and noble character. Her gifts to the borough have been numerous and substantial. It was she who built the beautiful Church of the Redeemer, and who recently gave $15,000 to beautify the interior and to place a new marble altar. She gave the Robert Packer mansion to be used as a hospital, besides endowing the institution generously. This is probably the most important and far reaching of her gifts, for the hospital is ranked as one of the best in this section. A short time ago she gave $25,000 for the erection of a children's ward. To the Nurses Training School she gave the Wilbur Block as an endowment. A few years' ago she erected the Coleman Memorial Parish House, in remembrance of the late Bishop Leighton Coleman, and endowed the building with $100,000 (The Coleman Memorial Parish House was built as a parish house for the Church of the Redeemer in 1909. It was torn down in 1981 and today the Behavioral Science Building on the Guthrie Campus is on the site.). Later she gave the children's playground and the athletic field. Other gifts include the endowment of the Church of the Redeemer, books to the Mary Packer Cummings Public Library, furnishings for the Robert Packer Hose Rooms, and many others. Her gifts amount to half a million dollars. Besides her gifts to Sayre, Mrs. Cummings erected churches at White Haven, Slatington, Lehighton, and Mauch Chunk, and had made many other gifts to charitable institutions. Mrs. Cummings was the only surviving child of the late Judge Asa Packer, who built the Lehigh Valley Railroad and founded Lehigh University. The funeral, which will be attended by representatives from the Church of the Redeemer and the Robert Packer Hospital, as pall bearers, will be held from St. Mark's cathedral, Mauch Chunk, this afternoon, and burial will be made in the Mauch Chunk cemetery.

December 6, 1912 Waverly Free Press: Miss Gertrude Slaughter, who has been passing some time at Goshen, N. Y., has returned home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY).

“The American Monthly Magazine. Edited by Miss Eliza Olver Denniston.” 1913 (Volume 42), page 21. Charlotte Wells Slaughter, of Waverly, N. Y., a member of Tioga Chapter, D. A. R., of Athens, Pa., died July 27, 1912. Mrs. Slaughter was a descendant of several prominent Orange County, N. Y., pioneers and will be greatly missed, not only in Daughters of the American Revolution circles, but in the Presbyterian Church and other organizations having as an object the uplifting of her home town.

December 16, 1912 Elmira Star-Gazette: "Paranoiac," Says The Wife "Suffragette," Says The Hubby. Mrs. Alice Zimmerman Brings Action For Separation - George J. Zimmerman Opens Habeas Corpus - Mother Gets Custody of Two Children. Mrs. Alice Zimmerman, who resides at 605 West Clinton street, a bookbinder by trade, has begun proceedings for separation from her husband, George J. Zimmerman, a tailor, formerly employed by the leading tailors of Elmira as a coat maker and at one time a merchant tailor with a downtown establishment. The family formerly resided at 310 DeWitt avenue. They are a well known family and Mrs. Zimmerman was Miss Alice Tubbs, a daughter of Samuel Tubbs, a well known farmer down the river road. She is a sister of Mrs. William R. Compton. The action has followed efforts of more than a year to settle family differences without getting to the public. The separation proceedings which were begun recently ended in habeas corpus proceedings which came up Saturday in supreme court before Justice Andrews in Syrucuse. Miss Julie Jenney, a Syracuse attorney appeared for Mrs. Zimmerman, with Attorney Boyd McDowell of this city who was in consultation. Mr. Zimmerman was represented by Attorney George W. O'Brien of Syracuse. Mrs. Zimmerman was successful in the case. The custody of two children, Helen Frances, aged fifteen and Korolene R. age 11 years was given to the mother pending a conclusion of the separation case which comes up in Syracuse in January. Mrs. Zimmerman says her husband earns $40 a week. Zimmerman married Miss Tubbs here in 1896. They lived on adjoining farms down the river road, Zimmerman then owning a farm down there. Their troubles date back some time and culminated in charges made in court by the wife that the husband in a paranoic and religious fanatic, and by the husband that the wife is a suffragette to the point of neglecting her children and her home. The wife's counter claim is that she was forced to leave her home and work to support the family when the husband would make them live on salt pork. She has worked a great deal in the local book binderies. An incident which has romantic features occurred about a year ago in this city, resulted in the family moving to Syracuse. One day he took the younger daughter out for a walk. He told her that they would ride to Corning on the E. C. & W. and that he would buy her a pony. They arrived in Corning and the father told his daughter that he couldn't get the pony there so they would have to come back to Elmira. They boarded a train and after riding some time the father lamented that they had boarded the wrong train and were in Buffalo. He said it was too late to get a train back so they would have to stay overnight. Takes Child To Convent. He took the child to a convent, which she supposed was a hotel. In the morning the father made no appearance. The child waited and cried for him to return. But he did not. He had paid her tuition and returned to Elmira. The frantic mother was greeted by the explanation from the husband that he had put kerolene where she would never hear from her again. He finally said that if she would move with him to Syracuse she might find the child there. Mrs. Zimmerman consulted with her relatives and decided to move to Syracuse. They did so. This was before last Christmas. The late William R. Compton, United States marshal, Mrs. Zimmerman's brother-in-law, interested himself in the case and learned that the child was in a Buffalo convent. Unbeknown to the father, Mrs. Zimmerman telegraphed the sisters in the convent to send the child to her, which they did willingly on Christmas day. Mrs. Zimmerman was separated from the child for three weeks, during which she was almost frantic and part of the time could not learn Korolene's whereabouts. When Mr. Compton found the little girl in the convent the child was broken hearted. She thought she had been deserted and never would see her mother again. It is alleged that a few weeks ago, in October, Zimmerman tried again to steal the child away from a parochial school which she was attending in Syracuse. Mrs. Zimmerman consulted Miss Jenney, her attorney, and Miss Jenney had Zimmerman arrested. He was convicted, fined $50 and put under bonds to keep the peace. In the meantime Attorney McDowell and the relatives have been trying to effect a quiet separation and settlement, which they were unable to bring about. The day before Thanksgiving, Mrs. Zimmerman took her children, left her husband in Syracuse, came to Elmira and started separation proceedings. The husband brought a habeas corpus demanding that the children be brought into court in Syracuse. In the course of the arguments for the possession of the children pending the separation, much of the couple's affairs came out. The father declared that the mother had become affiliated with the suffragettes in the American Women's League, and that since that time she had neglected her children. He said that prior to their marriage she had said that she was going to join his church bu that since then she had condemned the church to his children and was bringing them up without any religious training. The mother denied all his claims and said that she never even mentioned religious affairs to her children and that at present they were members of the church referred to. Attorney O'Brien said that the couple were married in Elmira, January 8th, 1896. He said that prior to that time Zimmerman had told her that he could not marry her because of their religious differences, but that she had declared that she would join his church and that, therefore, the contract was entered into. He claimed that much of the trouble between the couple resulted from the influence that Mrs. Rose Tubbs, of Elmira had over her daughter. He said that Mrs. Tubbs had interfered with the domestic affairs of the couple and that on one occasion about five years ago Zimmerman had refused to allow his wife's mother and sister to live in the same house with him. His wife insisted that "her family had been insulted." Mr. O'Brien said that Zimmerman thought if he could change his place of residence to Syracuse, bringing the children with him, he could get them away from what he termed the "evil influence" of their grandmother, his mother-in-law. He said and that the children and then wife were brought here. Threatens To Burn Bible. His wife received pamphlets concerning religious affairs, he alleges, and showed them to the children. Furthermore, he claims, she refused to have religious pictures on the walls and often hid them. When he threatened to burn up the pamphlets which she received he says that she in turn threatended to burn up the family Bible and prayer books. He claims much to the alleged neglect to the suffragette cause and says that Mrs. Zimmerman attempted to poison her children's mind against him. On Thanksgiving day morning, Mr. O'Brien said Zimmerman asked his wife to purchase a chicken for the dinner. He went to work. When had had returned his wife had departed, taking the children with her. She began a proceedings for separation and alimony upon the same day. Throughout the recital of her alleged misdeeds, Mrs. Zimmerman remained defiant. It remained for her own attorney to bring tears to her eyes by mentioning a time shortly before the couple came to Syracuse, when it is alleged that father went out with his child and she did not see the child again until after she had moved to Syracuse. Mrs. Zimmerman, through her attorney, denied each allegation made by her husband. She declared that she had never mentioned religious matters to the children. She claimed that she had left his home in Elmira to secure work and had neglected her children was false. She said that the work was forced upon her because of the fact that he had only parially supported her. Said He Shot At Her Father. She denied everything and alleged that Zimmerman was possessed of an ungovernable temper. She said that one time shortly after the marriage had occurred that his temper ran riot and that he had taken a shot at her father. She said that she had been forced to live on salt pork and potatoes for weeks at a time and that it was such a condition that drove her to work. Miss Jenney startled everyone in the court room by declaring that Zimmerman was a paranoic. "A paranoic?" asked Justice Andrews incredulously. Miss Jenney then exhibited a doctor's certificate in which it was declared that upon a partial examination a physician had determined that Zimmerman had exhibited signs of unsoundness. Miss Jenney went on to tell that Zimmerman had been arraigned before Judge Shove in police court and that he had been fined $50 as the result of a quarrel which he had with his wife. She cited an incident in connection with his arrest and said that it was sufficient to disprove all of his statements. Mr. O'Brien jumped to his feet and said that he could explain whatever had happened. He went on to discuss the alleged kidnapping of the child by the father and said that it was actuated by a desire to better the condition of the children. He said that they were running about the street half clad and half starved. "He lied to her," called Miss Jenney loudly and Mrs. Zimmerman broke into tears. Talk With The Children. Justice Andrews smiled and asked if Mr. Zimmerman was in the court room. Mr. O'Brien pointed him out and the Justice asked him to stand up. He then asked if the children were there, and was told that they were. "I want to talk to them," he said. Helen, the oldest, neatly dressed and unembarrassed walked across the court room and conversed with Justice Andrews in whispers. Then he called for the younger girl, Korolene. He told her to lean over near him and he conversed with her for five minutes. When he told the children that they could go, the younger ran across the room and threw herself into her mother's arms. "Ofcourse I will not take these children away from their mother," Justice Andrews said easily. "I will hear the separation proceedings in February. In the meantime the children will be in the custody of the mother." Mr. Zimmerman's attorney protested that it was a long time and that the father was willing that the children be placed in some institution. He wanted them away from the influence of their grandmother, he said. "Oh, well, its only a little over a month," said Justice Andrews, "there won't be much harm done in that time. The children have both told me that they wish to return to Elmira with their mother. If you are ready your case can be the first on the February term." "We're ready now," called out Miss Jenney, and everyone in the court room smiled. Justice Andrews said that he would deny a motion for alimony and court fees until the trial of the action in February. (Thomas Brook's granddaughter and great grandchildren.)

January 10, 1913 Waverly Free Press: William Huckle and Thomas Keeler attended the New York Poultry show last week.

Mrs. Gabriel Evans entertained six friends at dinner Wednesday at her home on (7) Athens street.

STEAL WAVERLY MAN'S POULTRY AT NEW YORK SHOW. In spite of the fact that the many benches of valuable fowls are carefully watched, the chicken thief was at work. Monday or Tuesday morning at the Madison Square Garden Poultry Show. A very valuable Silver Campine pullet, the property of Thomas Keeler of Waverly, mysteriously disappeared from its coup, where it had been placed securely, as he supposed, for the night. Every effort was made by the association and every class in the exhibition was closely inspected but the bird was not found. Mr. Keeler had a number of exhibits at the show, all valuable birds lately imported from England, among them some Crystal Palace winners for 1912. The missing pullet had been selected and pronounced one of the best of its class ever imported. It cost Mr. Keeler $50 in Europe, not including the price of transportation. Mr. Keeler was offered large sums for some of his birds at the garden. He has made a great study of the Campine fowl, and being in close touch with the most prominent breeders and exhibitors in Europe, secures the best pedigreed stock obtainable, and for the past six years has specialized in breeding this wonderful "egg machine."

January 15, 1913 Cornell News Vol. XV No. 15: '03, LL. B. - Edgar D. Sebring has been appointed village attorney of Waverly, N. Y.

January 17, 1913 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Notice To Creditors. Pursuant to an order of Hon. George F. Andrews, Surrogate of the County of Tioga, notice is hereby given, according to law, to all persons having claims against Charlotte W. Slaughter, late of the Village of Waverly, in the County of Tioga, deceased, that they are required to present the same with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned. Fred A. Sawyer, as Executor of the last will and testament of the said deceased, at the Citizens Bank of Waverly, N. Y., at Waverly, in said county, on or before the 10th day of February, 1913. Dated Owego, N. Y., August 2, 1912. Fred A. Sawyer as Executor, Frederick E. Hawkes, Executor’s Attorney, Waverly, N. Y.

January 24, 1913 Waverly Free Press: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. January 28, 1888. ...A. S. Eccleston opened a glove factory in the A. V. C. Vail building, Elizabeth street. The Campbell block (town clock block) was sold at foreclosure sale, January 24. It was bid in by Calvin Parsons of Parsons, Pa. Consideration $15,000.

March 14, 1913 Waverly Free Press: The funeral of Mrs. Minnie Quick, who died Thursday at the home of her nephew, Clayton Dunning, of Sunbright, Tenn., was held Sunday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles Tuthill. Rev. J. E. Miles officiated and burial was in Forest Home cemetery. Mrs. Quick was the widow of James Quick, and a number of years ago conducted a private school at her home on Athens street. She was a devout member of the Baptist church, and until her health failed, one of its most earnest workers. (This was the larger home that covered the lands of current day 3 and 5 Athens St.)

March 28, 1913 Waverly Free Press: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knapp returned Sunday from a trip to the Pacific coast. Considerable time was spent at Los Angeles and at Seattle, Wash., where they were the guests of Mr. Knapp's brother, Ralph, formerly of this village.

April 4, 1913 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mrs. F. A. Sawyer is visiting relatives in Goshen and New York.

Miss Gertrude Slaughter is passing a few days at Goshen and New York.

Mrs. Gabriel Evans was called to Knoxville, Pa., the latter part of last week, by the death of her father.

Mrs. G. Evans has returned home (7 Athens st. Waverly, NY) after being called to Knoxville, Pa., by the death of her father, Henry Hobart, who was 93 years old.

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Van Atta are home from a visit at Scranton. They were accompanied by their niece, Helen Spencer, who will remain with them for some time.

Aid Society Chooses Officers. The annual meeting of the Baptist Ladie's Aid Society was held Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. W. E. Garrison was re-elected president, Mrs. Arthur Harris, secretary; Mrs. Harry Thompson, treasurer. Vice presidents were elected as follows: Mrs. H. R. Cronk, Mrs. James Miller, Mrs. W. L. Tuthill, Mrs. Alida Young, Mrs. J. Morgan, Mrs. Wm. Bellis, Mrs. Ed. Barden, Mrs. Charles Roe, Mrs. G. Evans, Mrs. A. Stevens, Mrs. P. Nelson, Mrs. Emra Northrup, Mrs. A. C. Quick.

April 13, 1913 The Elmira Telegram: Automobile for sale cheap. 1912 Oakland 40 horse power, newly painted and over-hauled a beautiful car for $900.00, cost $1,800.00 new. Demonstration at any time. Don't fail to see this car. George B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y.

April 25, 1913 Waverly Free Press: An Interesting Fact About Tioga Street. The proposed paving of Park avenue calls to mind a fact which perhaps is not generally known, especially to the youngest people of the village. This is the fact that Tioga street extends from Waverly street to Pennsylvania avenue, instead of from Waverly street to the park, as is now recognized. A petition was presented to the commissioners Octoer 13, 1851 to extend Tioga street from Athens street to Pennsylvania avenue, and to lay out a new street from Broad street to intersect Tioga street and to be known as Meadow street (now Park avenue). The commissioners met on October 15, two days after the presentation of the petition, at the store of Fordham & Perkins to consider the matter. Both petitions were granted and recorded on October 17, 1851. The commissioners were Squire Whitaker, Joel Sawyer and Shalor Shipman. Silas Fordham was clerk.

May 27, 1913 Azariah J. VanAtta died.

May 30, 1913 "Waverly Free Press": AZARlAH J. VANATTA HAS PASSED AWAY
Aged Resident Dies at His Home on Pennsylvania Avenue. Was Former Architect and Contractor.
The death of Azariah J. Van Atta, one of the oldest and most prominent residents of Waverly, occurred at his home, 441 Pennsylvania avenue, Wednesday night about nine o'clock. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, Rev. Parke Richards officiating, and burial was made in Forest Home cemetery.
Azariah J. Van Atta was born at Barton on December 15, 1827. His parents were John W. and Elizabeth Albright Van Atta, and he was the ninth child in a family of eleven children. The family originally came from Rockburg, Warren county, about 1827. Mr. Van Atta was married in 1850 to Miss Carlista Ames of Danby, and moved at once to Waverly, where he has lived ever since.
On May 1, 1867, Mr. Van Atta joined Waverly Lodge 407 F. & A. M., and in 1871 was chosen Worthy Master of that body. He was the oldest living Past Master of the lodge. Besides being a member of the Masonic lodge here, he was a member of St. Omer's Commandery Knights Templar, of Elmlra.
Mr. Van Atta was one of the most highly respected of Waverly's residents, and up to a few years ago, when his advanced age compelled him to abandon his more active pursuits, he was active in the affairs of the community. By occupation he was an architect and contractor. Among the buildings in Waverly which he designed and built are the Shipman building, the Merriam block, the building occupied by Simon Zausmer, the town clock block, the Slaughter residence, the Methodist Episcopal church and the old Baptist church. After the building of the water works plant he gave up his work as an architect, and from that time until a few years ago he was superintendent of the water works. In his later years, though unable to follow the strenuous life he had lived so long, he still retained much of his vitality, and never lost his interest in anything that pertained to Waverly. ("Slaughter residence", 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY)
He is survived by two sons: John C. Van Atta and E. Clair Van Atta, both of Waverly; and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. E. H. Van Atta of Ithaca.

Harris Murray Estate Is Sold To Edward J. Ball Of Boston. Will Divide Property Into Building Lots, Lay Out Streets and Sewers, and Build Many Houses. Another real estate transaction of great importance to Waverly is the purchase of the Harris Murray estate, consisting of 28 acres, by Edward J. Ball of Boston. Mr. Ball will at once begin the improvement of the property, and will erect a large number of houses. The estate which is one of the largest individual estates here is valued at $28,000. It consists of 21 acres of land on the east side of Pennsylvania avenue between the Lackawanna Railroad tracks and Division street, also about seven acres on Bradford street near Pennsylvania avenue. The old Murray homestead on Bradford street is also sold to Mr. Ball. The residence, which is built of stone, and commonly called by the village people, "The Old Stone House," was built in 1821 by Harris Murray and rebuilt in 1855 by John H. Murray, Sr. The property was purchased in 1821 by Harris Murray at the rate of $10 per acre, and is at present valued at $1,000 per acre. The stone house is one of the oldest buildings in the State and is Waverly's oldest building and landmark. It is Mr. Ball's plan to divide this property into building lots and construct homes which will be placed on the market for rent or sale. Streets will be constructed through the property, pipes laid, several trees planted and the place improved in every respect. Mr. Ball has been in town this week making plans to begin the laying out of the property and the letting of contracts for the construction of the houses. It is expected that the work will be completed by fall, opening up to the people of this place several beautiful homes and a large amount of valuable property. Mr. Ball will spare no trouble in making this one of the most beautiful places in the valley. Things are indeed looking up for Waverly. The work upon the proposed buildings, streets and sewers, together with the work upon the Quaker Oat building, will make a busy, prosperous time for the village.

June 6, 1913 Waverly Free Press: The Home Mission Circle of the Presbyterian church, will meet with Miss Gertrude Slaughter on Monday evening, June 9.

W. R. Stebbins has purchased the Azariah Van Atta residence on Pennsylvania avenue.

Mrs. Ed. H. Van Atta of Ithaca, and her daughter, Miss Virginia Van Atta, were in town last week to attend the funeral of the late Azariah J. Van Atta.

CROWDS WITNESS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - Day Is Full of Attractions. Many See Wild West Show and Keystone Park Also Draws Crowds. The weather man, who for a week had been playing all sorts of tricks upon helpless mortals, relented on Memorial day, and as if to make amends for his former annoyances, furnished a day without a flaw. It was just sunny enough, just warm enough, and just cool enough so that the sunshine was welcome. From early in the morning until late at night, the streets of Waverly were thronged. Every neighboring village was well represented, and every age, from the tiny babe in arms to the tottering steps of old age, was in evidence. Thousands witnessed the Memorial Day procession. The parade was led by the Boy Scouts, with their fife and drum corps. The school children followed, and the rest of the line was made up of the members of the G. A. R., the Sons of Veterans, and the P. O. S. of A. Only 19 of the old soldiers marched, carriages and automobiles carrying the rest. After the decorating of the graves at Forest Home, the procession marched to the Baptist church, where a very able address was delivered by the Rev. John Knox of Painted Post. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Alanson J. Tilden, chaplain of the G. A. R., and a male quartette sang several patriotic songs. There was plenty going on, aside from the real business of the day. At two o'clock in the morning Young Buffalo's Wild West pulled in at the station, and a large number of citizens rose early in order to see the circus unload and the tents go up. At half past ten the long parade started from the show grounds. It was an excellent parade, including many features of historical interest, such as the twenty ox team, the emigrant wagons, the Deadwood coach, etc. The show drew a very large crowd, the managers stating that business was better here than in any other place they had played since starting out. Keystone Park, which opened that day, also drew large crowds. Service on the street car lines was doubled, and all the attractions at the popular resort did a flourishing business. The home talent minstrel show, put on by George Swartwood, was a pronounced success. The show is running all this week.

June 13, 1913 Waverly Free Press: The Home Mission Circle of the Presbyterian church met on Monday evening with Miss Gertrude Slaughter.

June 20, 1913 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Cynthia Farnham Gore. Cynthia Farnham Gore, wife of Major W. H. H. Gore, died at their home on Welles avenue Monday afternoon about 3:45 o'clock after a short illness, aged 76 years and four months. She was a daughter of Leol Farnham, and was born in Owego, N. Y., March 16, 1837. She was married to Major Gore over 53 years ago and they have lived in Towanda, Sheshequin, and Athens ever since, excepting about three years, when the Major was serving in the army. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and an honorary member of the Athens Library Club. She leaves beside her husband, a son, Harry W. Gore of Marlboro, Md., and a daughter, Mrs. M. L. Kilmer of Buffalo, N. Y. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from her late home at 10:30 o'clock and her remains were taken to Sheshequin, where interment was made, Rev. F. L. Payson officiating. (Harry Gore lived at 7 Athens street around 1887.)

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Kilmer and son, Stanley, of Buffalo, were in Athens this week, where they were called by the death of Mrs. Kilmer's mother, Mrs. W. H. H. Gore.

The last will and testament of Azariah Van Atta, late of Waverly, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary granted E. Clair Van Atta and John C. Van Atta of Waverly. Estate valued at $4,500.

July 18, 1913 "Waverly Free Press": The following people have aided the work of the bureau by giving the services of their automobiles, by donations of money and of clothing: Mrs. J.W. Knapp, Charles Roe, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Mrs. J. T. Sawyer, Mrs. Sarah P. Elmer, Ei Barton Hall, Prof. P. C. Meserve, The Sunshine Club, Miss Elmer.

July 31, 1913 The Binghamton Press: The Rounds reunion was held at Casino Park Tuesday. Ninety-two were present at the dinner table in the Casino building. At the business meeting held immediatley after the dinner George Rounds of Sayre, Pa., was elected president in place of J. D. Rounds of Binghamton, resigned, afterward elected vice-president. David H. Plough of Brooklyn was elected second vice-president. Mrs. Nellie Rounds Brooks of Hallstead, Pa., was elected secretary to succeed Mrs. Frederike Rounds Zimmer of Union, resigned; Mrs. F. A. Sawyer of Waverly was re-elected historian. She gave a very interesting report of her research into the history of the family, showing conclusively that four of the ancestors bearing the Rounds name served in the Revolutionary War. Harry C. Rounds of Brooklyn, Tobias Plough of Tracy Creek and George Rounds of Sayre, Pa., gave short, interesting talks. From out of town were David H. Plough, wife and son of Brooklyn, Harry C. Rounds and wife of Brooklyn; L.S. Rounds, wife and daughter, of Albany; M.S. Rounds, wife, son and daughter, of Wayland; David G. Rounds and wife, Sayre, Pa.; George Rounds and two daughters, Sayre, Pa.; Fred Brooks and wife, Hallstead; Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Waverly. The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the president. (Mrs. F. A. Sawyer gave Gertrude Slaughter and George Knapp their engagement party in May of 1914.)

August 15, 1913 Waverly Free Press: ENJOY PICNIC AT SHEPARD'S GROVE -
A number of Waverly people enjoyed a picnic at Shepard's Grove on the new state road last Friday given in honor of former residents who are visiting here. Those present were., Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Strong, Miss Ella Atwater, Mrs. C. M. Weller, Mr. and. Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Daniell, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Seward Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Angell, Miss Jesssie Angell, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. VanAtta, Miss Bessie Perkins, E. J. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. W. Jones, Miss Annie VanDuzer, Mrs. J. H. Murray, Miss Lida, Murray, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Mrs. J. B. Bailey, I. P. Shepard, George Knapp, Rev. E. J. Hopper, Mrs. George Grant and Sherman Grant of Akron, O., Mrs. Sarah Duhig and Miss Georgia Duhig of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wolfe, and Miss Ruth Wolfe of Scranton, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Thatcher of Detroit, Mich., Miss Ellen Lemon of Ithaca, Mrs. George Byram of Cleveland, O., Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hallstead of Goshen.

September 12, 1913 "Waverly Free Press": WAVERLY-CHEMUNG ROAD IS OPEN TO TRAVEL. The new state highway from Waverly to Chemung was opened for travel Saturday. The road was constructed by the John F. Dolan Company of New York, and all the wagons, machinery and other equipment has been shipped from here. The Italians who worked on the road left last week. It is said by one of the state officials, who was here that the view from this road is excelled by only one other state road in New York.

Gabriel Evans (7 Athens st. Waverly, NY), who has just finished a large contract at Clyde, N. Y., is now at Geneva installing a mill.

September 19, 1913 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Dr. Thomas Evans. Word was received in Waverly yesterday of the death of Dr. Thomas Evans, who died at his home in Oneonta, N. Y., Wednesday. The funeral will be held this afternoon and burial will be made in that city. The deceased is survived by his widow and several children, and was well known here, as he had frequently visited his brother, Gabriel Evans of (7) Athens street.

September 26, 1913 "Waverly Free Press": Miss Gertrude Slaughter and Miss Cornelia Grant autoed to Binghamton, Wednesday.

Dr. H. S. Fish is moving his offices from his residence at the corner of Wilbur avenue and Hospital Place to the office rooms over Ike Samuel's jewelry store on Lockhart street. Dr. Fish has sold his home to the Packer Hospital, to be used as a home for nurses. The terms of the agreement are that he is to vacate on Oct. 1. He will before that time move his office and he will store his household goods in the Carey building. One week after moving Dr. Fish, his wife and daughter, will go to New York City, where apartments will be rented. From that time until Jan. 1 of next year Dr. Fish will study at the New York Post Graduate College and will visit the different hospitals in New York. About January 1 the family will return and Dr. Fish will then continue the pracitce of medicine here and will reside until next spring at the home of his mother, Mrs. Anna D. Fish in Waverly. Dr. Fish's mother and sister will spend the winter in Florida. In the spring Dr. Fish will have a bungalow erected on the outskirts of the town, but inside the borough limits.

October 3, 1913 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: AD - Rest While You Wait! The W.C.T.U. REST ROOM is a place for rest and relaxation. Anyone will be heartily welcomed here Farmers with their wives and families are especially invited to stop here during their leisure hours in Waverly. Here you will find the latest and best Books, Papers, Periodicals and Magazines to help you while away hours that might be spent less profitably elsewhere. And You Boys Here is your chance for AMUSEMENT that helps to develop your minds along the line of your own good mother's training. Here you'll find the "Youths' Companion", the "American Boy" and the "Boys Companion", together with the Popular Magazines. COME!________ W. C. T. U. REST ROOM Waverly Street, Waverly, N. Y. Open until nine o'clock in the evening.

October 24, 1913 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mrs. E. C. Hart and Mrs. Gabriel Evans are at Atlantic City this week attending the International convention of the P. O. of A.

Booze Club Included Minister. It was a Private Organization Formed in Waverly, but Two of Its Members "Hit the Sawdust Trail" and Are Now Looking for the Third - Quits Pastorate and Will Leave Hornell. (From the Elmira Advertiser.) An astounding story is told in connection with some recent developments in Sayre and Hornell. Since the Stough revival has been in progress in Sayre two of the best known men in Waverly, one of them a well known publisher and the other a large coal merchant, have been converted and have hit the sawdust trail. One of these men on Sunday afternoon at Doctor Stough's meeting for men made a talk from the platform in which he made reference to a certain Presbyterian minister, who he claimed had been living the life of a hypocrite. He said that he was going to have it out with this minister and he would see that he did just what he had done, hit the sawdust trail and get-down on his marrow bones and pray for forgiveness for his sins. These two Waverly men tell a story that when this same minister was at the head of a church in Waverly the three of them, at the solicitation of the minister, formed a private booze party. The minister made the proposition that they would not drink in public, nor alone, but that any two of them could drink together at the home of either member of the Booze Club. This is only one part of the doings that went on, in which the minister was a leading spirit. True to their promise that they would have it out with the minister, the two Waverly men took a train for Hornell early Monday morning and when they arrived there they went to the home of the Rev. P. R. Ross, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, whose sudden resignation of his pastoral charge on the day before greatly shocked that city. It is reported that Dr. Ross will go to Binghamton to reside and that he will withdraw from the ministry. Dr. Ross fought the coming of Dr. Stough to Hornell and his congregation remained out of the campaign in that city. Later, it is reported, he exerted his influence on the Waverly Presbyterian Church to get it to remain out of the Stough campaign in the valley, which it has done officially, being the only Protestant Church in that section that is not co-operating in the campaign in a body, although many of its members are strong supporters of the campaign.

Will Print Testimony. The Free Press-Record will shortly begin the publication of the testimony in the First National Bank and Lyford cases on appeal. The testimony of F. E. Lyford, P. L. Lang, I. G. Dodge, Harry Ellis and F. S. Nicholson will make interesting readings.

November 7, 1913 "Waverly Free Press": Mrs. John Taylor of Asbury Park, wife of the late Rev. J. L. Taylor, a former pastor of the First Presbyterian church, was the guest of Miss Gertrude Slaughter last week.

November 28, 1913 "Waverly Free Press": (picture) THE QUAKER OATS BUILDING AT EAST WAVERLY. This is an illustration of one of the many large warehouses maintained by the Quaker Oats Company at points best adapted for the quick distribution of its products. In this respect Waverly offers splendid facilities. The plant located in Waverly through the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce. The Quaker Oats Company is famous the world over for its cereal products. Offices and mills are maintained by the Quaker Oats Company in England, Canada, Germany, France, Austria, Australia, South Africa, and India, and agents in China, Japan, Philippines, Hawaiian islands and nearly all the countries of South America and the West Indian Islands. Certainly no stronger endorsemnet can be given Waverly as an industrial center than the fact that an institution of international reputation has seen fit to locate one of its warehouses at Waverly. For the purpose of assisting in the finding of new homes for concerns that have outgrown their present quarters or that contemplate moving because of other reasons, and to assist new industries in the way of suggesting new locations, arranging for side-track facilities, etc., the Lackawanna Railroad maintains an Industrial Department, and upon request, will gladly furnish information as to vacant buildings and sites along its line. WAVERLY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. John H. Murray, Secretary.

Ed. Van Atta moved Monday from Cayuta avenue to North Chemung street. - Mrs. E. H. Van Atta and daughter Virginia, of Ithaca, were Thanksgiving guests in town.

December 5, 1913 Waverly Free Press: Gabriel Evans (7 Athens St. Waverly, NY) is recovering from a severe attack of typhoid fever.

Mrs. George E. Moffat of Dallas, Texas, came here Wednesday night to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Evans. Mr. Moffatt accompanied her as far as New York.

December 12, 1913 Waverly Free Press: ad. Dr. J. F. Krill, Osteopath. (Graduate under the Founder.) 337 Broad Street. Both Phones. Waverly, N. Y. (Dr. Krill rented part of building, second floor of corner drug store.) {He also advertised in the years, 1911, 1912 and 1914.}

December 14, 1913 Elmira Telegram: Old Landmark. Erie House Barn On Way From Waverly To Towanda Burned. Waverly, N. Y., Dec. 13 - The old Erie House barn on Loder street, here, was destroyed by fire. A large amount of hay and straw caused the fire to burn rapidly and when the firemen arrived the flames were beyond control. Proprietor Foster was sleeping when the alarm was sounded, and when he arrived his two-year-old colt was still in the barn. The firemen kept a steady stream of water on the stable, and as soon as possible the colt was rescued. The halter rope had been burned in two, where it was fastened to the manger. The intelligent animal had laid down in the straw on the bottom of the stall, and apparently was none the worse for the experience. Mr. Foster and every one present supposed the animal was dead. Six little pigs, two days old, refused to follow their mother, and were found huddled in a corner, dead. Two hogs, five six-weeks-old pigs and a quantity of grain were saved. Mr. Foster, who owned the contents of the barn, said that when he sold his team a short time ago, he had let his insurance expire. The barn belonged to the Powers estate and was one of the oldest buildings in Waverly, and years ago used to be the shelter and stopping place of the old-time stage coaches en route from Elmira to Towanda. In after years it was a rendezvous of many a gang of roisterers and formed a shelter while they imbibed from the social "can" of beer. Several years ago a murder was committed in the barn when a gang of tramps shot one of their number and then made their escape. The motive of the crime was never learned. Of late years the barn has lapsed into the respectability of old age. While the firemen were fighting the fire, Tuesday morning, a fast Erie freight train cut the hose in two places and before it could be stopped four cars had passed over it.

1914 Directory: 5 Athens st. Mrs. Ida L. Chandler, Ira Chandler. (1914 map shows one larger home at 3 and 5 Athens st. with most of the home on current day 5 Athens st. Ira Chandler was brother-in-law to Iva Chandler. Iva was daughter of Ida. Ida Chandler was mother-in-law to Ira Chandler) At 7 Athens st. (octagon home owned by Gertrude Slaughter) Gabriel W. Evans and D. Earle Harding. 9 Athens st. carriage house of Gertrude Slaughter at 208 Chemung st.) At 4 Athens st. George M. Page. 6 Athens st. Mrs. Julis Haas. 8 Athens st. Burton L. Brink.

January 11, 1914 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: Sleighride Accident. A happy party of Elmira Business Institute students and friends en route in a bob sleigh to Big Flats Friday night, are counting themselves lucky for the miraculous escape from serious injury when the vehicle being caught in a drift opposite Cleveland avenue on West Water street, overturned. Miss Leona Moyer, of No. 615 West Water street, suffered a wrenched arm. Most of the young people were thrown out. The king bolt on the vehicle broke, freeing the horses, who were caught after running a few feet. The party later took an E. W. & C. car to Big Flats, where they held an enjoyable evening at Masonic Hall. The lucky ones who escaped injury included: Misses Margaret Murphy, May Leonard, Genevieve King, Elizabeth Hough, Florence Hill, Loretta Buckley, Francis Ten Broeck, Marion Goode, Elizabeth Carpenter, William Osborne, Theodore Kelly, Ernest Sweet, Douglas Mylen, Thomas Mack, John Ryan, George Knapp.

Janurary 23, 1914 Waverly Free Press: The old Finch wagon shop next to the Cayuta hose building collapsed Friday night about midnight. The building was one of the oldest in Waverly and was located on the old Factoryville road before Waverly was in existence.

February 6, 1914 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: A Brief History Of The National Protective Legion. (Continued from Page 1.) executive committee is responsible for this management, which included a gambling scheme, false and fraudulent representations, "robbing Peter to pay Paul," in order to catch the new members. The members of the Executive Committee in Waverly were, Percy Lang, George Scott, and others who are set forth in another place. Frank L. Howard was attorney for them. When the attention of the postal authorities and the Insurance Department was called to this, the condemnations which they received were lengthy and severe. Then the management signed a written contract with the government at Washington, to stop these excessive and improper payments. The government compelled them to reduce their fraudulent dividends. They cut their dividend to $113. When they did this, George A. Scott, the president of the society, hired the Loomis Opera House in Waverly, advertised the meeting extensively, and announced to the public that the Legion was in better condition financially than it had ever been, and that within a short time, they would be paying larger dividends than ever before. They published this in the Legion's paper and in our postmaster's "Sun." What was the object of this meeting and these announcements? As simple as it was clever. It was to keep the old Class B policy holders in the Legion, who had only two more years to pay, - in other words, to get $48 from every one of them, by making them believe that they would get $113 or more. The scheme worked. Most of them who had paid three years, stayed in, but when the two years passed the N. P. L. had again greatly reduced the dividend, and now they are paying two dollars and seventy cents ($2.70) to the poor men and women who were led to believe they would get two hundred and fifty dollars ($250). They have sold the building for thirty-four thousand dollars, and the expense fund had borrowed it, although it belongs to the old Class B policy holders. The Insurance Department or Attorney-General should take action to preserve this money for the rightful owners. They have no right to use it for other purposes. The reports show that in some western cities, Mr. Scott hired brass bands when they were to have a payoff. Upon the arrival of Mr. Scott's train, great crowds were gathered at the station, the bands were playing, and boys were carrying banners through the crowd, showing that the N. P. L. was paying $250 to each policy holder who had belonged five years and had paid in $125. Insurance reports show that this was merely a scheme to fool the public and get new members, whose money they used to make these improper payments to the older members. Assistant United States Attorney Generals claimed that the N. P. L. was a gambling scheme; that it was a lottery; that is was fraudulent, because it was taking one man's money to pay another. Who are the men behind it? They paid each man every five years twice what he invested, took out hundreds of thousands of dollars, each year, for expenses, and kept hundreds of thousands of dollars, without interest, in the First National Bank of Waverly, in which many of the trustees of the N. P. L. were stockholders. Do the men connected with the N. P. L. want the public to believe that they had some legitimate, unknown and magical method by which they could turn one dollar into two, and then make it earn another dollar for expenses? They had to take that one dollar paid in, and an additional dollar and hand it back to each policy holder five years later, and then they had to have another dollar for expenses of the officers, trustees, managers, etc. Expert insurance examiners have told us, that the officers, trustees and management of the N. P. L. have taken out about four million dollars for salaries and expenses. We call upon the officers of the N. P. L. and the banker for an analysis and explanation of how they handled this fund. It is due the public that they explain how they made these payments. The insurance report says that the purchase and sale of all the bonds of the National Protective Legion were made by Percy L. Lang, the chairman of the financial committee of the N. P. L. and cashier of the First National Bank, and that the securities then on hand were worth one hundred thousand dollars less than Mr. Lang paid for them. The reports of the N. P. L. show that in the re-sale of these same bonds, there was another heavy, additional loss to the Legion. Therefore, the officials of the N. P. L. cannot claim that they made any profit from legitimate investments. The warning which we received when we first came to Waverly and bought the Free Press, the Owego Daily Record and the Tioga County Record, was that we had better keep still about the N. P. L., or we would be boycotted, ruined and driven out of town, or words to that effect. Frederic E. Lyford made this threat to Mr. Winters personally, because he said they were bringing lots of money into Waverly and loaning it to the merchants, and doing lots of good, that they had a great many policy holders in the county and the valley who would resent any publicity on the part of the Free Press. We would like to have Lang and Lyford explain that demand; what they meant by it, and what they have done since to aid in the carrying out of that threat, mabe about six years ago. We are not asking this explanation on behalf of the Free Press; we are asking it on behalf of the public. These gentlemen came to the Free Press and made this demand of a newspaper which is supposed to give the news to the public. We have repeatedly offered them the columns of the Free Press to publish any signed statement they desire to make, of their connection with the N. P. L., its finances, methods and management, showing how they used the money to make these payments. Surely, no banker or public man should be connected with a Legion which is taking funds from thousands of people as the N. P. L. had done, without being willing at all times to make a perfectly free and frank statement of its management, showing just how it did the trick, of paying two dollars for one. It should be made for publication. There appears in the expense account, a large bill, for services rendered by an attorney who was state senator, and, in Ohio, there was a bill rendered by a leading political lawyer for many thousands of dollars. Will these men explain the nature of the services rendered by these lawyers and politicians? The public has a right to know what the money was used for and what services were rendered for it. Attorney General Carmody rendered a decision, that the action of the N. P. L. in transferring old Class B to another class of membership, was illegal. This was in 1911. On August 10, 1909, George A. Scott, the national president, wrote a letter to each of the district managers, instructing them to enroll a thousand new names in the N. P. L., before the next annual convention. They were to do so regardless of payments. The home office was to pay the examination and other fees and expenses, among other things, he said: "The changes which have been effected in the organization during the past two years make it important that our delegates assembled shall be buoyed with hope, to the end that they may view the condition of society optimistically. If you could enroll a thousand or more new members during the month, it will, to my mind, tend to pass certain amendments very needful to the future of the Legion. I am going to advise and urge that the bars be let down, and that all who shall be induced to enter, regardless of payments and fees. I am going to advise you still further that you take chances upon the continuation of their membership beyond those that you have taken, that they will stay with us after they have once joined." What do you think of Mr. Scott's method of increasing the membership of the N. P. L., in order to get the delegates to vote increased expenses at the annual convention? It is a clever scheme to enroll a lot of men as members, simply for the sake of fooling the delegates. They even drew out of home office the money to pay the expenses to put these fake members on the list. If it is not wrong, then a law should be passed, without delay, making such schemes a crime. The expense account has always been very important with the officials of the N. P. L. The report of January, 1912, shows that the Legion ran behind for three months, $258,518.44. Other reports show that they ran behind as high as a million dollars in about one year. While the finances of the N. P. L. seem to be getting worse, Mr. Scott manages to continue to draw a pretty large salary for such a man, and his expense account is the envy of every fellow who would like to take a joy ride. At the beginning of the Legion, the trustees, or authors, made some clever contracts with the Legion for themselves. There was no criticism. The organization or its men controlled the postmaster and his newspaper and one of the banks in town. Therefore, they could do as they pleased. The postmaster got a large amount of printing and advertising from them. At that time, Percy L. Lang received a salary of $1,620 per year from the Legion, and "$5.00 per day, additional, when working." He also got a salary from the bank. Explain why Mr. Lang should draw $1,620 for the time he does not work, and $5.00 for every day that he does work. We shall be glad to publish it in the Free Press. All the trustees, organizers and authors were drawing big salaries, and some of them had big expense accounts. There was another contract, which provided that the organizers, who called themselves authors, should receive for themselves one dollar from every member who joined the N. P. L. That looks so small that it escaped notice (Continued on Page Seven.) [Continued from page 4.] The Legion had 288,000 members when we began to expose the officers and trustees. These fellows had a nice, private snap, which they did not want the Free Press to disturb. "What's the odds? What difference does it make if every poor man who joins the Legion gives these good fellows in Waverly one dollar of his money? Who would know the difference if the Free Press would only keep still?" What a nice thing it would be for Waverly. We have drawn some cartoons, which we are publishing that may to some extent throw light upon the history of this organization and its management. One shows the N. P. L. kicked out of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Virginia, Illinois and Ohio. This is only a short review of what has been going on in Waverly for the past twenty years. We want the public to judge whether we are justified in calling attention to the N. P. L. and what the men back of it have stood for in this town. If their theories of honesty in business are correct, then the Free Press is mistaken. While these men have been conducting this gambling scheme called the N. P. L., some men have been busy in other directions, the result of which is shown most clearly in the Higbee agreement, the Conrad Land & Water Company, the Big Lost River Irrigation Company, the New York Central Realty letters, the Arcadian Lands investment Company, the Waverly Board of Fire Underwriters prior to Jan. 2, 1911, and the Interlocking of the directors and trustees of the N. P. L. with the stockholders and directors of the First National Bank. Some of these schemes have taken thousands of dollars out of Waverly and the valley, and made some very sad and poor homes. Some of these worthless securities have been recommended by a banker and two of his attorneys; others, by a bond salesman, who is his close friend. Many thousands of dollars have been lost to innocent people. What do you think of the connection of these men with the Legion? Should bankers and prominent citizens promote schemes like the N. P. L., the Arcadian Lands Investment Company and the New York Central Realty Company? We ask Lyford, Lang, Howard and Scott to make an explanation of their connection with the N. P. L. during the many years they practically directed, controlled and managed it. Lang is a nephew of Lyford. We have offered them the columns of the Free Press many times for the purpose of explanation, and we feel quite sure they will have no difficulty in explaining their views in any way they may desire through the columns of the "Sun."

February 1914 Elmira Star Gazette: Experienced Milliner wants position, best references, city preferred. Address 7 Athens St., Waverly, N.Y.

May 8, 1914 Waverly Free Press: Mrs. F. A. Sawyer and Miss Gertrude Slaughter are expected home today from New York.

May 15, 1914 Waverly Free Press: W. C. T. U. The W. C. T. U. held a very well attended meeting Wednesday afternoon at the rest room. Devotional exercises were conducted by Mrs. Knapp, the evangelistic superintendent. Mrs. Tozer read a letter from our national vice president, Miss Anna A. Gordon, in response to our letter of sympathy at the loss of the national president, Mrs. Stevens. The meeting was then given in charge of Mrs. Gabriel Evans, whose subject was "The Lure of Luxury." She stated that the report of those who do rescue work among the fallen women in the "red light" districts of the great cities find that nine-tenths of them were baited to their downfall by the lure of fine clothes, jewels and things to make them look pretty. The "Lure of Luxury" is the unfailing bait with which the white slave trader sets his fiendish trap. It is a subject serious enough to set any mother thinking. A most interesting article was read by Mrs. Thomas and several other members contributed to the program. All were urged to attend the annual spring institute to be held in Richford, May 28. Entertainment over night will be free, giving all opportunity to hear our state president, Mrs. Boole which is always a treat.

Last week Dailey Brothers of Owego sold touring cars to Wheeler Stedman of Owego and to Harry Knapp and Mrs. George Fish of Waverly.

May 22, 1914 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: OLD RESIDENT WRITES OF FORMER DAYS. G. F. Edgecomb, Now Florida Resident, Recalls Many Interesting Things. This office is in receipt of the following letter, written by G. F. Edgecomb, a former Waverlyite, who now resides in Florida and who will be remembered by many here: Thonotosassa, Fla., May 13, 1914. To the Waverly Free Press and Tioga County Record. Mr. Editor: I received a copy of your paper a few days since announcing the death of Charles W. Sweet. I always liked him. He was agreeable, pleasant and had a smile on his face that wouldn't rub off. In your fire notes you gave a list of ex-Chiefs that have passed away. I knew all of them, except C. W. Jones. I didn't know that Ed. E. Walker and Charlie Sliney were dead. Reading of the fire department there, set me thinking of the Fourth of July celebrations in Waverly. The first I remember was held at the corner of Chemung and Waverly streets. The center of attraction seemed to be the old Clairmont House, which stood on the ground where the Methodist church now stands. My father George G. Edgecomb, at that time was lumbering on Dean Creek and brought a two horse load of mill hands and their families to the celebration. Two men, "Og Grey and "Ed" Hyatt working for Corey Lyons on Shepard's Creek, had broken a bull to drive to a dump cart. We passed them on the way down. They had the whole outfit trimmed with laurel blossoms (which makes me remember that laurel blossoms and Fourth of July came about the same time). When they arrived at the hotel. "Bill" Stone asked Hyatt if he would take some of the ladies out riding. His reply was, he would as soon as his horse rested a little. I was born in 1849. That year the Erie R. R. laid its tracks into Waverly. Being small and living up there in the woods, my greatest desire was to see the cars and locomotives, and I took a walk down that way. There was about two houses south of the hotel, beyond were wheat fields, both sides of the road, it seemed as high as the fences turning yellow, and waving. Beyond those wheat fields in the distance, were two brick buildings, which I learned after, were the Snyder House (Hotel Warford) and the Davis block, (now the Exchange block). I think both are standing yet. The next celebration I call to mind was on Broad street. Waverly had invited several fire companies from other towns, the "Red Rovers" of Elmira being one, a company composed wholly of Irish. They and the "Neptunes" had a trial throwing water. They took it from a cistern under the street in front of the Davis block and tried to put it to the top of the Liberty pole on the corner where the First National bank now stands. The Rovers shot their stream over the top, but the Neptunes didn't quite get there. They gave the Rovers the cheers, but Absalom Bowman would not have it that way. He called for the cheers for the Waverly boys, and I remember the heavy, long drawn out T-i-g-e-r he gave afterward. That day, I took a walk to the foot of Loder street, front of the old Waverly bank to see the cars. I stood on a knoll at the right hand corner. While standing there a fight took place across the tracks in front of the Bradford House. That knoll I stood on was there the last time I was in Waverly at the corner of a saloon. The next celebration I think was in '76. The management set out to let every body have a good time. No one was arrested except for fighting. If they got too full to navigate, they would put them in a box car, to sober off. When they got so they could walk they would go back and begin where they left off. That was a great day for young "Cap" Powers kept saying so. Waverly is a beautiful town, nicely situated, with plenty of fine shade. I have four sisters living there and if it wasn't in the cold frozen north I would like to end my days there. But here we don't have your long tedious winters nor the extreme heat of summer. They seem long though, about 14 months. We hardly get out of one before another commences, but considering all climates, I think I will remain here a while. Yours G. F. EDGECOMB.

May 22, 1914 Waverly Free Press: Mrs. David Munson of Rochester, is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Charles Ott. (Mrs. David Munson attended Gertrude's and George's wedding in February 1915. There was a David Munson in Rochester about this time period who was a lawyer. Mrs. Ott was in the Polyhymnia club and the Missionary society of Presbyterian church with Gertrude's mother, Charlotte Slaughter.)

Mrs. F. A. Sawyer entertained at an elaborate four course luncheon at 1 o'clock Wednesday at her home on (416) Chemung street. The function was given to announce the engagement of Miss Gertrude Slaughter to George Knapp and was one of the prettiest ever given in town. The color scheme was in pink, the centre piece being of lilies of the valley and pink honeysuckle, while bouquets of pink carnations at each end of the table added to the beauty of the decorations. The place cards were pink butterflies, which had the appearance of flying as they, rested on the glasses at each plate. On one side of the cards were the guests' names while on the other were the names of the guest of honor and her fiance. The ice cream, cakes and bonbons carried out the pink scheme of decoration. As soon as the announcement was made the guest of honor was heartily congratulated for both she and Mr. Knapp are among the most popular of Waverly's young people.
Following the luncheon bridge was played: The guests were Miss Dorothy Atwater (112 Park place), Miss Elizabeth Moore (431 Park ave.), Miss Agnes Moore (431 Park ave.), Miss Margaret Tew (313 Chemung st.), Miss Barbara Lawrence (25 Ithaca st.), Miss Maria Case (162 Providence st.), Miss Flora Milne, Miss Eleanor Crum, Mrs. E. D. Sebring (300 Chemung st.), Mrs. F. H. Spencer (423 Park ave.), Mrs. W. S. Hall (8 Orchard st.), Mrs. Robert Fish (10 Lincoln ave.), Mrs.Franklin Pierce (424 Pennsylvania ave.), and Miss Clara Bolich of Sayre.

Auxiliary Of Hospital Holds Annual Meeting. The Ladie's Auxiliary of the People's hospital held its annual meeting at the home of Mrs. N. P. Hunter in Sayre Monday afternoon. Officers were chosen as follows for the coming year: President, Mrs. F. K. Harris, of Athens; First Vice President, Mrs. M. C. Hunter, of Sayre; Second Vice President, Mrs. Daniel Clarey, of Sayre; Third Vice President, Mrs. Sison, of Sayre; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Kraus, of Sayre; Financial Secretary, Mrs. Carpenter, of Sayre; Treasurer, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, of Waverly. Reports showed $536 to have been raised during the last year. The Auxiliary has maintained a free bed in the hospital, has bought dishes for the organization to use when entertaining and has $230 left which will be applied on the cost of the X-ray outfit. Refreshments were served by the hostess, Mrs. Hunter, and the wives of the physicians at the hospital.

THOMAS KEELER IS WAVERLY CAMPINE KING. One of the Campine headquarters in America today is the home of Thomas Keeler, the Campine specialist of (29) Lyman avenue, Waverly. Mr. Keeler was among the first to import and breed these wonderful layers in this country, and believes they out-class all other breeds in numbers of large white eggs. Mr. Keeler specializes, having egg records dating back for the last sixteen years, and keeps a pedigree of his birds by toe punching chicks and recording them from his best layers. In importing he gets the best birds obtainable. There is an increasing demand for his stock and eggs, from Maine to British Columbia. Many of his finest specimens bring long prices. Both Mr. and Mrs. Keeler are enthusiastic Campinists and constantly with their birds, which are of the finest strain of Silver Campines in America. (The name T Keeler and the year 1897 is written twice on one of our basement walls, room that contains the cistern. It is written on concrete that was laid over brick. He repainted the house [208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY] in that year of 1897.)

"THE IRON TEAKETTLE" IS NEARLY COMPLETED. The "Iron Teakettle," the new tea house in the pine grove at the west end of town, is practically completed, and will soon be opened to the public. The "Teakettle" is located in an ideal spot, and the view from the balcony in the rear cannot be excelled anywhere. The tall pine trees, the velvet green of the grass, the glimpses of the river, wood and hill, form a scene of surpassing beauty, and to take a meal from that balcony would be like partaking of nectar and ambrosia in fairyland. The inside of the tea house is finished rough, and stained in green. A fireplace ornaments one end of the dining room, and will make it cozy on cool or damp days. The whole place is attractive in the extreme.

June 5, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": George Knapp was at Rochester Memorial Day.

Miss Gertrude Slaughter and Miss Cassie Miller passed the week end in Rochester.

A son, which has been named Joel Robinson Davis, was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. Corning Davis of Schenectady, May 29. Mrs. Davis was formerly Miss Blanche Robinson, of Waverly.

Mrs. Mary Willard of Elmira, is the guest of Miss Gertrude Slaughter.

Decorator David Lougher, of this place, has been given the contract to decorate the new St. Lucy's Catholic church at Syracuse. Mr. Lougher had competitors from New York and Boston but his sketches were considered the best and he secured the contract. He also has the contract to decorate the Catholic church at Churchville, N. Y.

June 19, 1914 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: A Brief History of the Waverly Methodist Church. Many Pleasant Memories Cluster Round Edifice Soon to be Torn Down. As the present M. E. church is soon to be torn down perhaps a short history of the buildings built here by the Methodists will be of interest. The greater part of the article is taken from writings of Joseph E. Hallett, who for years was among the active members of the church. One of the earliest of the meeting places of the Methodists in Waverly was in a little plank school house at the forks of North Chemung street and Cayuta avenue, on the property now owned by Mrs. S. Maloy (42 North Chemung st.). The congregation soon became so large that it was decided to build a chapel. Thursday, December 10, 1840, was a red letter day to the Methodists in this vicinity, who now numbered about a hundred, for at 2 o'clock in the afternoon one of the greatest and happiest events of their lives occurred. A pretty white church stood proudly on a knoll in the western outskirts of Factoryville on what is now known as Ithaca street. A broad hospitable porch extended across its entire front while within, after passing through an ample hall, where flights of stairs led to the galleries and class rooms above, one entered a neat and comfortable audience room. This pretty church, called Fletcher Chapel, had cost $3,000. The interior was in keeping with the exterior. What if it was heated by two box stoves and pipes that encircled three sides? This was for comfort. When one entered his pew he shut the door and turned the button and lo, every man's pew was his castle. The long galleries which extended on three sides were perhaps a place for more fun sometimes than piety even though the east gallery was intended for the boys and the opposite one for the girls, while the choir held possession of the center. A tuning fork was the only instrument heard there for many years. One day the tiniest of melodeons found its way there mysteriously and since it was there the congregation decided it might as well be used. After this innovation had become an old story and people had become accustomed to it, a bass viol slid in beside it. This caused a little more commotion, but it stayed. The first trustees of Fletcher Chapel were Gilbert H. Hallett, Luther Stone, Philip Finch, Joseph E. Hallett, Frederick and Alpheus H. Tozer. The Methodists organized their own Sunday school May 30th, 1841. Peter Wentz was the superintendent; Philip Finch, first assistant; Luther Stone, second superintendent; Joseph E. Hallett, secretary and librarian with five teachers and thirty-three pupils and a library of 250 volumes. In 1849 the school had increased to twenty-four teachers and one hundred and seventeen pupils. The membership increased so that in 1853 forty of its Waverly members were set aside as a new class to meet in Waverly in the school room of Miss Lois Wells on Waverly street. Charles Harsh was appointed leader, an office he held till death released him. Twenty-three years had elapsed since Fletcher Chapel had been dedicated. After the advent of the Erie Railroad buiness people had drifted a little to the west and Waverly was now no longer a hamlet of two hundred people but a thriving village. The old chapel seeming just a little inconvenient, trustees and members decided that westward the chapel must take its way and a committee was appointed to secure a lot in Waverly for this purpose. A plot of land on Waverly street, opposite where Elizabeth street now opens, was selected and immediate preparations were made for building. Horatio Clark was then the pastor. On February 27th, 1864, was held the last quarterly meeting in the old Fletcher Chapel, and although a handsomer church was soon to claim its members, yet sad hearts and tearful eyes testified to the loving memories felt for the dear old home that had gathered within its hallowed walls so many years. The melodeon which Mr. Hallett mentions was played by the Hallet girls, and the bass viol by William Finch, who was one of the best musicians in the locality. Among the choir leaders were Joseph Hallett, Gershom Pennell and William Brooks, father of Harry Brooks of the Elmira Telegram. The Fletcher Chapel stood on the lot on Ithaca street now owned by the Lydia Maxwell estate. It was sold at auction when it was decided to build a new church, bought by Allen LaMonte, and forms a part of the First Baptist church at the corner of Lincoln avenue and Tioga street. The new church on Waverly street was dedicated March 17, 1864, by Bishop James and the week following the 13th session of the Wyoming Conference was held there. The church at this time numbered 250 members. The new building was larger and more commodious than Fletcher Chapel, had an organ and was painted a drab color. On the 24th of December, 1865 just as the communion services were drawing to a close, the building was destroyed by fire. In a few hours the Methodists were homeless, but not friendless, for Presbyterians and Baptists came forward offering their places of worship. The building destroyed had cost $8,000. Plans at once were made for a new building and the very next day a meeting was held at Leander Walker's office. $5,000 was subscribed. In the meantime the Ladies' Aid Society had been working and plans were made for a festival to be held in the old Davis hall. This was so well attended that $460 was raised. There was an insurance on the church and organ of $600 and after paying debts, etc., the trustees had $3,400 to add to the money just raised. It was resolved to sell the old lot and to purchase one more nearly central on the corner of Waverly and Chemung streets. The corner stone of the new church, the one now soon to be torn down, was laid June 15, 1866. Dr. Bristol of Binghamton, conducted the services and delivered the address, his subject being, "Economy of Church Building-Christ the Head and Corner Stone." A collection of $400 was taken. The church was dedicated to the services of God, April 4th, 1867, by Rev. H. Mattison, of Jersey City, who delivered the first address in the morning followed by B. M. Ives in the evening. The pastors and their years of service in this church are: Henry Wheeler, 1867; William B. Whitaker, 1868, '69, '70; Luther W. Peck, '71 and Dr. William Olin, '72, '73; Samuel F. Brown, '74; De Witt C. Olmstead, '75, '76; George R. Hair, '77, '78, '79; Albert Smally, '80, '81, '82; Samuel Moore, '83, '84, '85; James Woodruff, '86, '87, '88; Willis Thorpe, '89. Later pastors have been, C. M. Surdam, J. W. Nicholson, M. S. Godshall, II. B. Cook, W. J. Hill, R. L. Clarke and the present pastor Rev. George Connell.

June 26, 1914 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Gave Two Parties At Iron Kettle: Mrs. Robert Fish entertained Monday and Tuesday afternoons at the Iron Kettle. Pretty score cards were given the guests and a two-course supper was served. The guests on Monday were: Mrs. R. W. Whitaker, Miss Jessie Whitaker, Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mrs. Carl Merrill, Mrs. Philip Finch, Mrs. G. F. Fish, Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. H. E. Peck, Mrs. Will Bouton, Mrs. Ralph Bouton, Mrs. W. S. Hall, Mrs. Bruce Roff, Mrs. Hart Seely, Miss Ruth Watson, Miss Elizabeth Moore, Miss Agnes Moore, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Mrs. C. F. Chaffee, Miss Jane Pratt, Mrs. F. E. Hawkes, Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Miss Lida Fassett of Franklin, Pa., Miss McCoy of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Robert Lange of Allentown, Pa., Mrs. Luther Adams of Pittsburgh. On Tuesday the guests were: Mrs. W. E. Tew, Mrs. E. D. Sebring, Mrs. E. Clair VanAtta, Mrs. T. P. Snook, Mrs. H. C. Watrous, Mrs. A. M. Bouton, Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mrs. J. C. VanAtta, Mrs. C. H. Wilbur, Mrs. W. M. Hilton, Miss Ruth Fish, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. H. E. Ellis, Mrs. Ami Kinney, Miss Cassie Miller, Mrs. Dayton Handrick, Miss Kidder of Wilkes Barre, and Mrs. VanAttta of Ithaca.

Grammar School Commencement. The high school auditorium was bright with daisies and buttercups Monday afternoon when seventy members of the grammar school held their commencement exercises. ... The 70 members of the class are as follows: Montgomery Brown, Ray Bruster, Edward Hopson, Leslie Merrill, Ethel Harding, Mabel Hoxsie, Lucile Ryon (honor), Laura Weld, Marjorie Cardwell, Henrietta Wolf, Fay Albee, John Dunlea, Arthur Harding, J. Gray Hilton, Miles Landon, William Lougher, Harley Munn, Harry Munn, Samuel Underland, Ernest Walker, Ellsworth Whitley, Edmund Baxter (honor), Garry Coleman, Henry Crandall, James Dunlea, Henry Evans, Frederic Fahey, Paul L. Gillan, Leon Hall, Lewis Hastings, James Kennedy (honor), Kenneth Lord (honor), Gerald L. Lyons (honor), John H. Murray, Harold Rider, Harold Shafer, Frederick Slater, Treadwell Smith, Ahral Sutton, Robert Thompson, Paul Titus, Harold Wilkinson, Frederick Marvin, Louis Lynch, Lillis Besley, Amanda Cole, Elizabeth Corcoran, Mildred Cronkwrite, Marjorie Doan, Marguerite Drobnyk, Marion Eliis, Eva Flanagan, Mildred Garrabratn, Myra Hall, Charlotte Harding, Alice Henson, Laura Hoxsie, Gertrude Kinney, Ethel Kipp, Ruth Pike, Helen Roberts, Pearl Seacord, Bernice Shappee, Mildred Tappan, Eloise Updike, Gladys Walch, Mae Weed, Ruth Weller, Laura Carpenter.... The class history, written by Ruth Pike, contained these interesting facts. The class entered the grammar school in September 1912, 30 coming from the Lincoln street, 32 from the Grove school. Eleven were left over from the preceding year, and of this number 70 graduated.... Fourteen have not been absent or tardy this year: They are Paul Gillan, Leon Hall, Edmund Baxter, Henry Evans, Lewis Hastings, James Kennedy, Harold Rider, Frederick Slater, Lillis Besley, Marguerite Drobnyk, Laura Hoxie, Ruth Pike, Pearl Seacord, Eloise Updike. John Murray and Gerald Lyons passed 100% in Regents in history; Frederick Fahey and Paul Gillan 90%. Paul Gillan aged 12 is the youngest graduate, Gladys Walsh, the youngest girl.... Superintendent Meserve in his address said this was the largest class yet graduated from the grammar school and was quite unusual as the village is not growing much. There were also more boys than girls, and he greatly doubted if this were the case in any other grammar school in the state.

How Scott Attempted To "Sell Out" The N. P. L. - The Story of a Deal That Hotchkiss Foiled---Order to Close the Natioanl Protective Legion Still Pending--- A Word About Assessments.- The recent decision of the Board of Pardons, which refused to release Beaman and Cowell, the officers of the Keystone Guard found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the policy holders of the organization, calls to mind the fact but that for a single happening, the circumstance might have been repeated in Waverly. We refer to the plan on the part of George A. Scott, president of the National Protective Legion, to turn the Legion over to another company. None of the policy holders ever knew of this attempt. The knowledge has been in the possession of the Free Press-Record for a long time, but the time has never before seemed just right to use it. A little more than two years ago it became evident to Mr. Scott that a crash was inevitable. The Legion was running behind every month, and matters were in a desperate state. Mr. Scott conceived the idea of turning over the Legion to an Illinois organization, which we will call the Loyal Americans. This organization had no charter in New York, and in order to take over the N. P. L., it was necessary to procure one. When applications for a license was made to William K. Hotchkiss, the State Superintendent of Insurance, he declined to grant it. "If the policy holders of the National Protective Legion" said Mr. Hotchkiss, "are to be defrauded further, it will be without my assistance." This plan on the part of Mr. Scott was made with the knowledge of a chosen two or three of his executive board. It was carefully guarded from certain others, who had not at all times agreed with Mr. Scott's methods. It transpired on a certain Friday night, that the executive board was in session, and a member of the board from out of town was carefully sounding another member to find out if he was "on". In the midst of the meeting a knock sounded at the door. Mr. Scott went to the door, and was immediately served with papers, issued under the direction of the superintendent of insurance, directing him to close up the N. P. L. There was consternation in the camp. The following morning Scott, Frank Howard, and some of the members of the board went to Binghamton to consult Howard and Hinman, who undertook to smooth things out for them. The case was tried secretly in Binghamton. Scott represented to the state department that the Legion was $14,000 in debt. Those on the inside say that the total indebtness was much more than that at the time, but this was the amount sworn to. Scott promised to pay $1,000 a month till the debt was paid off, and not to incur any more indebtness, if the state department would allow him to continue. Upon this consideration, the closing up was deferred for a time, and is still pending. The indebtedness has not been paid, and is at present about four times what it was represented to be at the time the case was tried. Mr. Hotchkiss, however, went out of office. It is due to this fact that the Legion is still permitted to do business. Whether the department as it stands now is not familiar with the details of the workings of this organization, or whether it is simply biding its time, remains to be seen. As the matter stands, however, the Legion may be closed up at any time. The plan to sell out to the Loyal Americans was in many particulars similar to the sale of the Keystone Guard. Howard, Scott, and Abb Landis, the actuary, were to benefit by the sale. But for the intervention of Mr. Hotchkiss the deal would have been put through. Mr. Scott and other officials of the organization have long been congratulating themselves that the Free Press never got wind of the scheme or of the order issued by Mr. Hotchkiss to close up the Legion. While the present department is inclined to let Mr. Scott work out his salvation if he can, that department has ruled that it is not legal to raise the assessments in any class in order to meet the deficit in the expense account. To get around this, the Legion terms a new class discontinuing the writing of policies in the old class, and the old class members are forced to join the new class at the higher rate, in order to protect themselves, as the class to which they belonged necessarily dies out. Thus the person who joins today at a low rate tomorrow may be compelled to enter another class and pay a higher rate, or else lose what he has already paid in. In spite of this, the Legion is steadily running behind, and the desperate efforts to bolster it up seem to avail not at all.

July 10, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": MISSIONARY SOCIETY HAD INTERESTING PROGRAM. The Women's Missionary Society, of the Presbyterian church, met Friday afternoon, the meeting being attended by over eighty members of the society, the Home Mission Circle, and The Light Bearers. The leaders were Mrs. Howard Elmer and Mrs. Charles Ott. As Mrs. Elmer had not been able, on account of ill health to attend the meetings for some time, her friends were delighted to have her with them again. The president, Mrs. C. F. Chaffee had charge of the devotional exercises and Mrs. Ott, who presented the program, gave a short sketch of the early history of the local society, saying that two of the members, Mrs. Elmer and Mrs. E. G. Tracy, who were charter members when the society was organized, were present Friday. Mrs. Ott also gave a short talk on "Immigration" which was the subject for study. Miss Gertrude Slaughter read Van Dyke's "Opinion of the Spirit of America," Mrs. J. W. Knapp read an article on the same subject and also a beautiful poem, and Mrs. Seward Baldwin gave a talk on "Why Our Country Increased in Population."

July 17, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": Entertained for Miss Slaughter. Mrs. H. W. Knapp entertained at bridge Wednesday afternoon for Miss Gertrude Slaughter, whose engagement to George Knapp was recently announced. The rooms were prettily decorated with nasturtiums and other summer flowers and the guest of honor drew the ring which was in the trinket cake. The guests were Miss Slaughter, Miss Maria Case (162 Providence st.), Miss Alice Westfall (413 Cayuta ave.), Miss Margaret Grafft (452 Cayuta ave.), Miss Frances Stevenson (425 Park ave.), Miss Margaret Tew (313 Chemung st.), Miss Elizabeth Moore (431 Park ave.), Miss Blanche Frisbie (481 Waverly st.), Miss Mary Blood (105 Chemung st.), Miss Dorothy Atwater (112 Park place), Miss Hazel Johnson (123 Chemung st.), Mrs. E. D. Sebring (300 Chemung st.), Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Jr. (97 Center st.), Mrs. Will Bouton (103 Center st.), Mrs. Ralph Bouton (145 Chemung st.), Mrs. Philip Finch (4 Orchard st.), Mrs. Charles Shipman (453 Waverly st.), Mrs. Fred Wallace (218 Clinton ave.), Mrs. Hart Seeley (461 Fulton st.), Mrs. Wilton Hall (8 Orchard st.), Mrs. Garnet Roberts, Saratoga, Mrs. Luther Adams, Pittsburg, Miss Frances Hall, Montour Falls.

July 24, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp , Jr., and George Knapp are on an automobile trip to Bufffalo, Fredonia and Rochester. The trip will also probably include the Thousand Islands.

July 24, 1914 Waverly Free Press: Pulford And Dempsey Get Church Contract. The contract for the new church has been let to Pulford & Dempsey of Elmira, and work will be commenced Monday. The building will be of Hummelstown brown stone and will be 108 by 120 feet. It will face Chemung street and on that side there will be three entrances. There will also be an entrance on Waverly street and the bell tower will be on the west side and attached to the church. The basement will contain the social room, kitchen and boiler room, while on the second floor will be the auditorium, which is 58 feet square. At the south of this are the class rooms which can be made a part of the auditorium if desired. The vestibule will have a tile floor and from it will be five entrances to the auditorium. The lighting will be gas and electricity and the heating system will be strictly up-to-date. - Tore Down Church In Six Hours. It took only about six hours for a force of men under Cyrus Bogart, foreman of the Lackawanna bridge construction gang, to tear down the old Methodist church. A big wire cable was fastened to two windows at a time, and with a tree for a lever and two teams of horses for the power, the work was easily accomplished without an accident. Mr. Bogart did not have to work Monday and volunteered to do the work, refusing to take any compensation. $300 was the lowest bid received for the work, and Mr. Bogart gave the amount given him, to the new church fund. (Waverly Methodist Church)

July 26, 1914 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York: Deaths. Rice - At her home, Roosevelt, L.I., on July 24, 1914, Eliza S. Rice, aged ?1 years. Funeral private. (Andrew S. Rice had died pre 1866.)

July 31, 1914 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Jr., Miss Gertrude Slaughter and George Knapp are home from an automobile trip to western and central New York.

August 7, 1914 The Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: OPEN CORNER STONE BOX M. E. CHURCH. Most of Its Contents Decayed But Some Still Intact. The box placed in the corner stone of the Methodist church more than 48 years ago, was opened Saturday, in the presence of many interested observers. The contents of the box were not well preserved, since the container was made of tin, which soon corrodes. Only fragments were left of the more perishable articles entrusted to the care of the box when the old church was built. The contents of the box included a copy of the Waverly Advocate of April 12, 1866; an internal revenue stamp; a bible; a testament; a hymnal; a copy of the discipline of the church; the conference minutes of Wyoming conference, 1866; three pieces of continental scrip, one worth $60, one $20 and the other $4; fifty coins of various denominations; an almanac issued by Slaughter & Hayes, druggists; a First National Bank check; a copy of the by-laws and constituion of Neptune Hose Company, published by Baldwin and Polleys; some fragments of cloth so decayed that the form of the original article is lost, though the binding of some of the pieces suggests a Masonic apron; and a photograph so black no faces can be distinguished, but with the name "Hallet" visible in type below it. The articles were placed in the box on June 15, 1866. They are now on exhibition at John A. Johnson's store. The Waverly Advocate of June 22, 1866 contains an account of the laying of the corner stone, but strangely enough, omits all mention of the box and the articles placed therein. It speaks of the address upon that occasion, given by the Rev. Mr. Bristol of Binghamton, who in the course of his talk on "Economy in Church Building" said: "It was as ungenerous as it was an unchristian idea, that old log schoolhouses, barns and other places in which a farmer would not stall his horse nor his faithful ox after the toils of the day, was good enough for God to come into to perform his wonderful works. We do not entertain our friend by taking him into our homes the back way and seating him on an uncushioned board. Let those occupy boards in our churches who cannot enjoy their religion any other way. The refined tastes of the greatest and best of this world give the most beautiful of their architecture to God. The house with the best appointments, the most easy of access, and the most perfect in every respect, should be the house of God." The Advocate says: "Dr. Bristol closed with an eloquent appeal to the people to sustain the trustees of the church in their efforts to erect so fine and so valuable an edifice in this thriving and beautiful village. There was a large attendance of ladies-not so large of gentlemen-and about $350 was subscribed on the occasion towards the building of the church."

August 14, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": Miss Elizabeth Moore entertained at cards Monday for her guests Miss Angle of Pittsburg and Miss Little of Towanda. Others present were Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs. Harry Knapp, Mrs. J. P. Shepard, Mrs. J. C. Van Atta, Mrs. E. S. Hanford, Mrs. Charles Weller, Mrs. Ellsworth Gamble, Mrs. Robert Fish, Miss Gertrude Slaughter, Miss Margaret Tew, Miss Dorothy Atwater, Miss Pauline Hall, Mrs. Garnet Roberts, Saratoga; Mrs. Sarah Duhig, New York; Mrs. Luther Adams, Pittsburg, Miss Catherine Byram, Cleveland; Miss Regina Lutz, Wheeling, West Virginia.

October 23, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": Tuesday evening a very pleasant surprise party was given to Burton Brink at his home on (8) Athens street, the occasion being his twenty-ninth birthday. The evening was passed with music and games, followed by refreshments. The following were the guests: Agnes Gibbs, Anna Karr, Mary Krom, Arvilla Terwilliger, Ella Rhodes, Marguerite Beams, Helen Sutton, Leonora Brown, Miriam and Bertha Hand, Gertrude Lee, Blanche Evans (7 Athens st.), Mauly Brink, Oamon Lampher, Harry Henson, Ellicott Lee, Russell May, Archie Bellis, Ralph Persons, Arthur Ellis, Arthur Brink, Lewis Chamberlain, Elmer Merrill.

November 13, 1914 Waverly Free Press: Political Club Will Issue Cook Book. Waverly Suffragists Will Show How to Reduce the Cost of Living. The regular meeting of the Political Equality Club was held on Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the high school building, the president, Mrs. J. W. Knapp, presiding. Mrs. Charles H. Ott gave an interesting report of the convention of the Federated Clubs of Pennsylvania, which she recently attended at Pittsburg. Mrs. Leonora Morgan gave a pleasing account of the speech of Commissioner Katherine Bement Davis, to which she listened at Newburg. Mrs. Robert J. Lockhart repeated her talk on "Women and the War", given at a former meeting. The club is investigating methods of reducing the cost of living, and will soon hold a demonstration of foods used as substitute for meats. A cook book will soon be issued containing recipes for the dishes demonstrated, as well as many others which have meat value. The demonstration will be held in the vacant half of the Towner jewelry store on Nov. 20-21. The meetings of the club are decidedly interesting, and should have a large attendance.

Mrs. Emma Smith Devoe, of Tacoma, Wash., has few equals as a lecturer and organizer. She has campaigned in 29 different states, and the brightest star in her own crown is the winning of Washington where though she was splendidly supported, many people say that she was the campaign. Mrs. Devoe will speak here for the Political Equality Club on Saturday evening, Nov. 21, in the high school auditorium at 8 o'clock. Her interest in suffrage began early. When she wa a little girl she heard Susan B. Anthony speak to a large audience and ask those who believed in woman suffrage to rise. The little girl was the only one who responded, but she was not afraid to stand alone nor has she been since. ...

November 20, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Horses, mules and cattle insured against death from any cause. E. Clair Van Atta 340 Broad Street Waverly N.Y. Horse Furnishing Goods. Heavy and fine harness a specialty.

Farm For Sale - About 250 acres situated on the Dean Creek Road in the town of Barton, Edwin Van Atta estate. Inquire of Mrs. Abbie Van Atta, 5 N. Chemung street, Waverly. 48p

November 27, 1914 "Waverly Free Press": Contributions to Methodist Bazaar. (Continued from last week.) Gertrude Slaughter, apron; Mrs. A. H. Roberts, 10 lbs. sugar; Mrs, E. D. Sebring, embroidered collar; Mrs. Oliver Lewis, kimona; Mrs. C. A. Jayne, lingerie and baby jacket;...

Sawyer - Lutz. The Wheeling, W. Va., Register of last Thursday contains the following account of the wedding of Harold Moore Sawyer, of this place, and Miss Regina Lutz of Wheeling. One of the prettiest and most important home weddings of the season took place Wednesday evening when Miss Regina Lutz, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lutz, became the bride of Mr. Harold Sawyer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Sawyer of Waverly, N. Y. Only the immediate relatives were present at the ceremony which was read at seven o'clock by Rev. O. H. Moye, V. C. The bride who was given away by her father, was charming in a gown of white crepe meteor fashioned en train, with bodice of chantilly lace. Her wedding veil of tulle with Juliette cap of lace was held about the coiffure with a strand of pearls. A bridal bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley was carried. The bride's only ornament was a diamond La Valliere, the gift of the groom. Immediately following the wedding ceremony was a reception attended by a large number of the friends of the families. Supper was served by Ziegenfelder. The bride is a well known and highly accomplished young lady, a graduate of Mt. de Chantel and a member of several local clubs. The groom, a graduate of Cornell University, Class of 1911, degree of Mechanical Engineer, Member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Engineers Society of North Eastern Pennsylvania, is well and favorably known as the Power Engineer of the Wheeling Electric Company of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer left the same evening for a Southern trip and will be home, after December fifteenth at 126 North Park avenue, Edgewood. Among the out of town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Sawyer, of Waverly, N. Y. ; John Lutz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Miss Gene Dittman, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; William McGuigan, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. David A. Keefe, of Athens, Pa.; Miss Ella Murphy, of Parkersburg, W. Va.; Miss Genevieve Robinson, of Parkersburgh, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John Slater, of Washington, Pa.; Miss Hazel Eagan, of Washington, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, of Bedford, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Allen Wheeler, Jr., lf Newcastle, Pa.

PRESBYTERIAN RECEPTION IS GREAT SUCCESS. The reception given by the Ladies' Benevolent Society of the Presbyterian church at the manse Tuesday evening was a delightful affair. Rev. and Mrs. Parke Richards received, assisted by the following head officers of the various church organizations: F. G. Bell, superintendent of the Sunday school; Mrs. C. F. Chaffee, president of the Woman's Missionary Society; Mrs. Nellie Jones, Home Mission Society; Mrs. Nellie Jones, Home Mission Guild, and Mrs. Harry Knapp, Light Bearers. After enjoying a social time at the manse the guests went to the church where refreshments were served. Mrs. George Fish, Mrs. George Newman, Mrs. L. D. Atwater and Miss Pauline Hall presided at a table prettily decorated with bittersweet and red candles, and Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Miss Elizabeth Moore, Miss Helen Ferguson, Mrs. Ralph Bouton, Mrs. Robert Fish, Miss Gertrude Slaughter and Miss Frances Stevenson served. A musical program was given consisting of piano solos by Frances Knapp, Bernice Howe and Marjorie Connor, and vocal numbers by Robert Fish.

Dec. 25, 1914 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record - Miss Hazel Johnson, who is teaching in Monroe, N. Y., is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson, (123) Chemung street. (Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson are the parents of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker, Gertrude and Charlotte Knapp's friend.)

A Birthday Surprise. A pleasant birthday surprise party was given Mrs. A. J. Stephens at her Chemung street home Saturday afternoon. The ladies present were; Mrs. Emma Blackburn, Lockwood; Mrs. Lewis Turner, Mrs. David Gray, Miss Gray, Mrs. Elmer Jones, Mrs. Ed. Sison, Sayre, Pa.; Mrs. B. D. Barnes, Mrs. Luther Sabin, Mrs. Nellie Genung, Mrs. William DeWitt, Mrs. Jas. Lawrence, Mrs. D. O. Blackburn, Mrs. Wesley Brougham, Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Mrs. Gabriel Evans (7 Athens st.), Mrs. Charles Parks, Mrs. William Personius, Waverly. "Five hundred" and other games were enjoyed.

January 27, 1915 Middletown Daily Times Press : Goshen - To Wed At Waverly. Invitations have been received in this village for the marriage of Miss M. Gertrude Slaughter and George B. Knapp on Tuesday, February 2 at Waverly. Miss Slaughter is well known in this village where she has visited frequently.

February 2, 1915 George Brinker Knapp, 29 years old, and Mary Gertrude Slaughter, 24 years old, were married. Parke Richards officiating. H. W. Knapp and J. W. Knapp, Jr. were witnesses. Place of marriage, Waverly, Tioga Co., NY.

February 5, 1915 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record: KNAPP-SLAUGHTER WEDDING IS BRILLIANT AFFAIR
The prettiest and most elaborate wedding of the season occurred on Tuesday evening, when Miss Gertrude Slaughter was united in marriage to George Brinker Knapp at the Chemung street house (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) of the bride. The prominence of the families and the popularity of both the young people made the occasion a notable one. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Parke Richards, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
The bride was given in marriage by F. A. Sawyer. She was exquisitely gowned in white satin made with court train, trimmed with hand-run Chantilly lace seeded with pearls. Her tulle veil was fastened with a band of pearls and orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of roses, lilies of the valley and smilax. Her ornaments were a diamond LaValliere, the gift of the groom, and a sunburst of diamonds, a family heirloom. She was attended by her maid of honor, Miss Florence Mapes of Goshen, who wore pink messaline and carried white roses. Her bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy Atwater, Miss Frances Knapp, Miss Hazel Johnson, and Miss Katherine Smith of Middletown, N. Y., were charmingly gowned in pale blue silk, with short tulle veils. They carried pink roses. Joseph W. Knapp, 3rd, acted as ring bearer, and the ribbon bearers were Miss Gertrude Slaughter Smith of Middletown and Miss Helen Knapp. Joseph W. Knapp, Jr., officiated as best man. The ushers were Harry W. Knapp, Harold Watrous, Philip Finch.
The house was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and greenery, roses predominating. The ceremony was performed in the library, before a bank of white roses and smilax. The drawing room was decorated with Jacqueminot roses, while the dining room was a symphony in pink, white, and green. The bride’s table was decorated in pink and white roses and pink favors, while Japanese lilies and carnations were used about the room with charming effect. Coleman’s orchestra of Ithaca played throughout the evening, and Alberger of Ithaca served the four course wedding breakfast.
The bride’s gift to her maid of honor was a pearl and sapphire brooch, and to her bridesmaids strings of pearls. To the little ribbon bearers she gave forget- me- not pins and to the ring bearer a signet ring. Her gift to the groom was a watch. The groom’s gifts to his best man and ushers were gold cuff links.
The ceremony was performed in the presence of about two hundred guests. Among those from outside Waverly were Mrs. David Munson of Rochester; Mrs. Eugene Smith, Harry and Eugene Smith, Miss Katherine Smith, and Miss Gertrude Smith of Middletown; Miss Edna Slaughter of Middletown, Mrs. James Haggerty and Miss Florence Mapes of Goshen, Miss Edna Day of Canandaigua, Mr. and Mrs. George Dayton of Towanda, Miss Marion Freestone of Tacoma, Washington; Miss Mary Millard of Elmira, Dr. and Mrs. Knapp and the Misses Knapp of Newark Valley.
The gifts were many and beautiful.
The bride’s going- away gown was of sand colored gabardine trimmed with fur, with duvetyne hat to match, trimmed with fur and flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Knapp left for Palm Beach and other southern points. Upon their return they will be at home to their friends at 208 Chemung street.

1915 New York census: 208 Chemung St.- George B. Knapp salesman for Dry Goods, M. Gertrude Knapp housework, and servant Margret Kane general housework.

at 7 Athens st. (two-family octagon home) 1. Earl Harding railroad brakeman; wife Mary, housework and mother Elizabeth Harding, housework. 2. Gabriel Evans, miller; his wife Mable, houswork, son Henry 18 y.o., school, daughter Blanche, milliner.

March 13, 1915 The Morning Sentinel, Florida: Drennen, Fla, March 10. - ... Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp, of Waverly, N. Y., who were visitors here last week, have gone to Daytona and will spend another month in the South before returning home.

April 25, 1915 Waverly Free Press And Tioga County Record - FOR SALE CHEAP- On easy terms; most desirable building lot in Waverly. the McDonald property at 312 Chemung street, Waverly, 66 feet front by 364 feet depth. Price if taken at once $1,100. Inquire 314
Chemung street, Waverly, N. Y. (I put this in just to show price of property at this time.)

1915 Franklinville, N.Y. in Pictures and Story By Roy William Van Hoesen 1915, p. 69: Mrs. Frances Perley. Miss Frances Perley has been a highly successful piano teacher since she came to Franklinville several years since. She has had training from Mr. A. K. Virgil and Mrs. Stella Hadden Alexander, both of New York, and Dr. Jedliczzka and the composer, Moszkowski in Berlin, Germany. While studying at New York she taught in that city for three years; she also taught at Clinton Institute, Fort Plain, four years. She has had several years experience in private class work, and is a most accomplished pianist and teacher.

May 2, 1915 The Telegram Elmira N.Y.: Mrs. Edmund S. Elston. Mrs. Mary Frances Elston died Thursday afternoon at 4:10 o'clock at the family home, over the East Hill, aged fifty-eight years. She is survived by her husband, Edmund S. Elston; two step sons, Harvey and Herbert Elston, of this city, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lewis Westfall, of Sayre, Pa. The decedent had been ill of pueumonia one week. The funeral will be held at the home to-day at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (Lewis Westfall fell from the roof of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, underneath the widow's walk, to the stone sidewalk below in 1907.)

1916 Directory: First time that two separate homes show up at 3 and 5 Athens st. At 3 Athens st. Thomas K. Downing. At 5 Athens st. Samuel O. Shoemaker. (3 and 5 Athens st. homes were built sometime after the death of Minnie Quick in March of 1913. And after the 1914 map was completed, so possibly both built in 1915 by the same contractor). At 7 Athens st. 1.Gabriel Evans, miller and Henry Evans, shop hand. 2. Andrew W. Durham. 9 Athens st. carriage house owned by Gertrude Slaughter Knapp. At 4 Athens st. George M. Page. 6 Athens st. Mrs. Julia Haas. 8 Athens St. Burton L. Brink.

January 8, 1916 The Ithaca Daily News: C. E. Treman Gets License Plates 678. While Gov. Charles S. Whitman as first citizen of the state has been allotted the reserved automobile license numbers 1 and 2, Ithaca is not so far behind. In this - zone State Senator Henry Walters of Syracuse, a former Cornell man, has secured license No. 5, and Charles E. Treman of this city has secured state license plate 6, 7 and 8. Percy L. Lang of Waverly drew No. 13 for this, the Buffalo zone.

1916, at 337 Broad Street, Olive M. Rogers, public stenographer (from Don Merrill's collection)

March 9, 1916 The Binghamton Press: Sayre, March 9. - The annual meeting of the members of the Valley View Country Club was held last evening in the Council chamber of the Town Hall. The financial report rendered was satisfactory. Seven new members were elected into the association. The following officers were elected: President, P. L. Lang; vice-president, Charles F. Kellogg; Secretary, Sam A. Blish; treasurer, Lewis W. Dorsett; directors, from Waverly, P. L. Lang, Frank W. Merriam, Frank S. Nicholson, John J. Higgins; from Sayre; Sam A. Blish, Dr. Harry S. Fish, Lewis W. Dorsett, J. N. Haines; from Athens, D. A. Keefe, Charles F. Kellogg, A. S. Maurice, Walter T. Page. Chairmen for the various committees were elected as follows: Greens, Dr. Harold A. Curtis; house, Fred A. Sawyer; entertainment, Hart I. Seeley; tournament, Frank S. Nicholson; membership, Edgar D. Sebring; tennis, George B. Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY); roque, Frank W. Merriam.

Child of George KNAPP and Gertrude SLAUGHTER Knapp is: Charlotte KNAPP. Charlotte was born March 24, 1916.

April 7, 1916 New York Herald, New York, N.Y.: In the New York Hotels. Collingwood - Mr. D. D. Martin, Buffalo, and Mr. George B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y.

May 13, 1916 Elmira Star-Gazette: ad - C. A. Georgia Electric Co. Everything Electrical. We have just received a new and complete line of Showers and Indirect Lighting Fixtures. Come in and look them over. Be sure and get our prices on your Wiring and Fixtures before you let your contract. 114 Baldwin Street. Phone 1020. {We found in ceiling of first floor west parlor, 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, tickets from this company, supplies were sent to Mixer & Knapp at 317 Broad Street Waverly, NY. The supplies were sent on the Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway, but no date. From researching I have found that Mixer & Knapp name was from 1908 to 1918. The C. A. Georgia Company name was from 1900 to 1918. The Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway operated from 1906 to 1930. So from this, our house obtained its electric between 1908 and 1918. Evidence in the ceiling also from gas lighting fixtures before the electric.}{From Binghamton Newspaper 1919 60% of Binghamton homes had electric in 1919, there was a big push/campaign for the use of electricity and representatives in the electrical trade from Syracuse, Albany, Elmira, Sayre, Waverly, Cortland and Owego were guests. From June 1931 Elmira Newspaper, 70% of all homes in the United states were wired for electrictiy.}

Another ad: A 9 Room House Wired Complete $52.88 Including Fixtures, Lamps and All. Whole Year To Pay. See Us Right Away. Elmira, Water, Light & R. R. Co.

Whole page of this paper promoting Lighting and showers. Also top headline of page: House Wiring Cheaper Than Ever. Interesting is it shows a picture with bathroom sink set up like ours on second floor.

Pioneer Electricians. About 100 B. C. Aristotle observed shock from contact with the torpedo, or electric fish. - In 1752, Benjamin Franklin obtained sparks from a wet kite-string during a thunderstorm. This gave him the idea of the lightning rod. - In 1800, Volta invented the electric battery. - In 1831, Faraday discovered that when a wire is moved in a magnetic field, a current is generated in the wire. - Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction made possible the dynamo which makes current for your home. - In 1837, Morse invented the telegraph, the first commercial use made of electricity. - In 1868, Bell a teacher of the deaf and dumb, in trying to make an electrical apparatus to assist his work, invented the Bell Telephone. - The electrical inventions and discoveries of Edison (born in 1847) have wrought changes in almost every electrical appliance and process. Electrical Heating is an important development of the last ten years. Many practical appliances are in extensive use.

June 14, 1916 Elmira Star-Gazette: Takes Red Lantern Student Fined $25. Ithaca, June 14 - Taking red danger lanterns from places where excavation work is in progress is a costly procedure in the opinion of R. C. Van Atta, a sophomore student in the College of Law. Van Atta evidently thought that one of the red lanterns on the excavation of the new Crescent theater on North Aurora street would look better adorning the walls of his room. The student annexed the lantern and started away with it but he was seen by an officer, who promptly took him to police headquarters. Van Atta was released until morning, when Judge Crowley imposed a fine of $25. The contractor on the Crescent theater job also made him pay for the lantern. Van Atta lives at Waverly. (Ronald)

July 30, 1916 The Telegram Elmira: It Rained Bottles. Waverly Street Cleaner Offers 1,000 Whisky Bottles For Sale. This is awful when it is remembered that Waverly is an "awfully dry town." A correspondent writing from that village says that the man who runs the street sweeper in Waverly has 1,000 empty whiskey bottles which he would like to sell. The bottles, all of quart size, were gathered up along the streets since Waverly went "dry" last October. He finds the bottles strewn along the way at 4 o'clock in the morning when he goes on duty. He alights, gathers them up, takes them home and washes them. But this is not all, they are found quarts, pints and half pints, all empty where bibulous Waverly citizens coming home from Sayre on the late cars have taken a final "night cap" or supplied their friends who have stayed at home. Along the country roads which lead to the outlying farms the same condition exists. One lot in South Waverly, near the depot, bears the appearance of a bottle factory. Another feature since Waverly became an arid waste is the loaded drays which brings the bottled "hops" and distribute the foaming beverage about town. One trip is made at night presumably to deliver to thin-skinned persons who do not wish their neighbors to know that "the goods" are being delivered to their homes. In spite of all this a drunken man on Waverly streets is the exception and when there were formerly twenty-five or thirty "drunks" arrested every month, now there are only from two to six arrests by Waverly police for intoxication.

September 14, 1916 Elmira Star-Gazette: Iron Kettle Functions Are Enjoyed to Fullest Extent. Waverly, Sept. 14. - Mrs. Frederick Carpenter entertained at the Iron Kettle yesterday for Mrs. Henry Curtis of East Orange, N. J. The following ladies were present: Mrs. John Van Atta, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Guy Carpenter, Mrs. C. C. Strong, Mrs. John Murray, Mrs. W. S. Hilton, Miss Frances Stevenson, Mrs. George A. Scott, Miss Lillian Scott, Mrs. Walter Peck.

November 19, 1916 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y. : THE SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL. Scheme To Connect Elmira And Harrisburg Via Williamsport. Williamsport, Pa., Nov. 18 - Following a conference between George Dudley Proud, of Philadelphia; Max L. Lindheimer and others of the Lycoming Automobile club, held at the Park hotel, it was decided to make a concerted effort to secure an improved highway, comparable to the William Penn highway, connecting Elmira with Harrisburg by way of Williamsport. The name suggested for this proposed highway is "The Susquehanna Trail." Mr. Proud worked industriously for the William Penn highway, and it was stated that he would likely return to Williamsport in a few days for the purpose of taking up the local project more definitely. Relative to the proposed "Susquehanna Trail," it is very likely that the Bradford county automobile association will assist the local authorities. Motorists from Elmira to Harrisburg will undoubtedly do their part. Mr. Lindheimer stated that the membership of the club is growing. He is very anxious to have all motorists in Lycoming county join and the following letter was sent from the headquarters of the association in the Updegraff to all motorists not already affiliated with the organization: Dear Sir - As you are well aware the Lycoming Automobile club has been making marked progress in all its efforts for the benefit of the automobile owner. We are now making an effort to have an improved highway from Harrisburg on to Elmira through Williamsport. In order to obtain same it will be necessary for us to show to the highway commissioner a good representation as well as a large membership in our organization, and we are writing you this letter in order to make our club such as stated above. We feel sure that if you will aid us by being a member of our club that we will accomplish the desired results. Kindly fill out enclosed application blank and mail a check with same to us. Our club is fully equipped with an office in which we have a constant attendant stenographer, who will at all times be at your service and should you desire any particular routing for anywhere in the United States, we are able to furnish you with same. Other privileges are at the command of all members free of charge. Please give this your immediate attention and help the good cause along. Join now as we need you. Very truly yours, Lycoming Automobile Club, Max L. Lindheimer, Secy-Treas.

1917 The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Tioga County, New York: at 7 Athens st. Andrew and Pearl Durham, one child, trainman, boards; at 7 Athens St. Blanche Evans, milliner; at 7 Athens st. Gabriel W. and Mabel Evans, 3 children, millwright, tenant; at 7 Athens st. Henry Evans, machinist in Curtiss Airplane; at 208 Chemung st. George B. and Gertrude Knapp, one child, clerk, owns home and lot, 2 autos, telephone.

1917 The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Tioga County, New York: at 5 Athens st. Samuel O. and Mary E. Shoemaker, Federal Phone manager, owns, telephone; at 3 Athens st. Lloyd M. and Lena Hedges, machinist, one child, owns home; at 4 Athens st. was George M. and Eunice Paige, owns home and lot; 

at 202 Chemung st. Percy L. and Louise Lang, two children, vice president First National Bank, owns Home and lot, 2 autos. Analee Lang, telephone operator. Percy Jr. Lang, student. Phyllis Lang;

at 203 Chemung st. Elmer O. and Helen Rogers, machinist, tenant; at 205 Chemung st. Frederick D. Leipsziger, store bookkeeper, boards; at 207 Chemung st. Frank E. and Alice N. Munn, one child, overseer of poor, owns home and lot, one cow; at 300 Chemung st. Edgar D. and Carolyn Sebring, two children, lawyer, owns; at 304 Chemung st. Frank W. and Florence Merriam, three children, president A H Thomas Paint Co., tenant home and lot, one auto, telephone. Herbert Lloyd Merriam, A H Thomas Paint Co. Mrs. Matilda Floyd (wid J. B.).

February 18, 1917 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: HOT ON THE SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL. The Telegram was the first paper to call attention to the probability of Elmira being shoved off the map of the "Susquehanna Trail," which was at first intended to run practically from Williamsport to Elmira. Influential men of Tioga county, Pa., have sidetracked the issue and are seeking to make it a Williamsport-Corning road rather than what was originally intended. The people of Corning and Lawrenceville are within their rights and if the good roads men want to sleep while opportunity is knocking at the door they will have nobody to blame but themselves. The Blossburg Herald, commenting on the matter, says: Elmira complains that Tioga county's route leads to Corning while Bradford county's route leads to Elmira. If Tioga county's route leads to Corning to the exclusion of Elmira it will be because Elmira people are so rapt up in their South Creek route that they fail to see the possibility of a connecting link between Lawrenceville and Elmira by way of Seeley Creek. Is Elmira alarmed at being compelled to compete with Corning for Tioga county's business? If such is the case it may pay Tioga's business men to look Corning over. Is it not reasonable to assume that they have something which alarms Elmira? Surely Elmira's disposition in road matters is not destined to foster a very close commercial relation and it probably makes but little difference. Williamsport looks good to the southern and central part of Tioga county and Corning to the northern part. The people of Pennsylvania will choose the route and build this road and Elmira will have about as much, and no more, to say about where it will go, than does Lindley. If Elmira does not care to build the Lawrenceville, Seeley Creek, Elmira route, she alone will suffer, Tioga county won't. Elmira needs Tioga county vastly more than Tioga county needs her. Tioga county throws its hat in the ring. She is going to rebuild the Williamson road. Help yourself Elmira.

Former Senator Walter T. Merrick, one of the ablest politicians in Pennsylvania, lives in Wellsboro. Senator Merrick spoke Thursday noon at a chamber of commerce luncheon in Corning. Among other things he said: We were the first in the field for the construction of this highway. We thought that the matter was all settled when Bradford county began a campaign to have the route run from Williamsport by way of Canton and Troy. Now we have got to fight for our road. But we are in the fight to stay, and we are going to win. We have the logical route, the shortest, safest route, the scenic route, the route of historic interest and the route which will serve the greatest number of people. We have eleven railroad crossings between Trout Run and Lawrenceville whereas by the other route there are twenty-eight. The Bradford county route has already become known as a dangerous route because of its many accidents. We are as closely related with the people of Steuben county by rail as it is reasonably possible for us to expect to be, but it will be to the mutual advantage of the residents of both counties to be more closely related through the means of the completion of this road by the Williamson route. The completion of this road is a practical commercial necessity. It will place Corning within an hour and a half's drive by automobile of any of the more important places in Tioga county. The people of Steuben can do much to enable us to secure this route by completing the coming summer if possible, the state highway running from the Painted Post-Addison highway to the Pennsylvania state line at Lindley. It will strengthen our position immeasurably if we can to Harrisburg showing that the road is already built. Elmira will see to it that its connecting link with the proposed Bradford route is built next summer, and if this is so and the Lindley road is not completed our opponents will be given and advantage over us. J. C. Calhoun, who was here at the time the chamber of commerce was organized also spoke briefly. He urged that the chamber encourage members to meet by groups for the discussion of mutual problems - manufacturers meeting together, shoe merchants together, dry goods merchants together, etc. The Canton Sentinel of February 15, makes the subjoined comment: The Tioga county papers make the open and unveiled threat that if Elmira does not at once cease favoring the Troy-Canton route for the Susquehanna trail that they (Tioga county) will boycott that city. Their principal arguments in favor of the Tioga route are copied from the Williamsport papers, which city, for reasons best known to itself, acted a very treacherous part toward the people of Troy and Canton. We are credibly informed that Canton merchants patronize Williamsport wholesalers to an amount of at least $250,000 per year. Added to this, business concerns in Ralston and Roaring Branch are liberal purchasers of Williamsport wholesalers, just how much we are unable to say, but a well-informed business man of the Lycoming creek valley informs us that he knows of six concerns in the valley whose checking balance in one Williamsport bank aggregates $60,000. Every dollar of this trade could be taken care of to equal advantage elsewhere, and only goes to the west branch city for the simple reason that we have (up to this time) preferred Pennsylvania to New York. Any point in Bradford county is nearer Williamsport than any other Pennsylvania city, by at least twenty miles, and if there was a decent road down the Lycoming creek valley, the natural outlet to the south would be by the way of Williamsport. We have shown our friendship for that city by initiating the movement to secure better means of communication, and we certainly deserved better treatment than we are receiving in the matter. This talk of boycott is ill-advised, as a boycott is always a two-edged knife, but Bradford county will certainly look after her interests and will remember her friends. The road that blocks our entrance to Williamsport is not a Bradford county road, but belongs to Lycoming and Tioga, and the manner in which it is maintained prevents the development of the Lycoming creek valley and is a sad financial loss to the towns of Roaring Branch and Ralston. It cannot be that the business interests of Williamsport will allow petty political factions to sacrifice the friendship and patronage not only of the Lycoming creek valley, but of Bradford county, with its 60,000 population. The very difference in the attitude of the two cities (Elmira and Williamsport) on this question of the Susquehanna trail cannot fail to have its effect. No one likes to be slapped in the face.

February 28, 1917 Ithaca Daily News: Mr. Anderson of the Anti-Saloon League has declared that New York State "is on the verge of a revolution on the liquor question," and the attitude of many of the legislators reflects this statement, according to those who have been sounding sentiment in the interest of the Hill-Wheeler bill. Last week townships in four counties voted on the liquor question. Not a dry town went wet, but eleven wet ones went dry. The big villages of Waverly and Owego in the southern tier increased their dry majorities.

March 12, 1917 Elmira Star Gazette: A meeting of the Woman's Guild of the Presbyterian church will be held this evening at the home of Mrs. George Knapp on (208) Chemung street.

April 19, 1917 Gertrude Slaughter and Fred A Sawyer as executor filed.

July 29, 1917 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: THE SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL. Wellsboro, Pa., July 28. - The board of governors of the Susquehanna Trail association start next Wednesday from Williamsport on a tour of the northern end of the proposed Susquehanna Trail, a projected main highway from the Lincoln highway at Harrisburg to the New York state line. Most of the route between Harrisburg and Trout Run, north of Williamsport, has been selected, but as nearly everybody knows, there is keen rivalry between Tioga and Bradford counties as to the location of the route north from Trout Run. The board of governors, after this tour, will decide on which route to recommend for improvement as a part of the Susquehanna trail. The governors and their wives will be accompanied by other members of the association and will be entertained along the route by the people of the various towns. They will stay in Wellsboro over night next Wednesday, August 1. Wellsboro's military band has kindly consented to give their weekly concert that night instead of Friday, and this will add greatly to the pleasure of the evening for the visitors. There will also be speeches and other forms of entertainment. Everybody for miles around who can come to Wellsboro August 1, to welcome out distinguished visitors, is cordially invited, and urged, to do so. There will be large delegations from Galeton, Gaines and vicinity, and other parts of Potter county, as well as from the Cowanesque valley, Liberty, Blossburg and Mansfield. Crank up your car, load in your family and come to the band concert on the public square. The board of governors is to be royally entertained at Liberty, Blossburg and Mansfield, en route to Wellsboro. Thursday Tioga and Lawrenceville and delegations from the Cowanesque valley will welcome the tourists in an appropriate manner. Thursday noon they will be guests of the Corning chamber of commerce at luncheon at the Corning club and Troy will entertain them Thursday night on the return trip via the rival route. It is expected that seventeen to twenty cars will make the entire trip, escorted on sections of the route by people of the respective towns through which the tour is made.

September 13, 1917 Binghamton Press: Waverly, Sept. 13 - Mr. and Mrs. John C. VanAtta (449 Park ave.), Mr. And Mrs. George B. Knapp (208 Chemung st.), Mr. and Mrs. Daniel, G. Stark (315 Chemung st.), Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Palmer (136 Chemung st.), Dr. and Mrs. James Mills (433 Park ave.) and Ronald VanAtta motored to Syracuse today to attend the New York State Fair.

October 9, 1917 The Binghamton Press: WAVERLY IS ENLISTED IN WAR LIBRARY PLAN. Waverly, Oct. 9.- The American Library Association has been asked by the War Department to assume responsibility for providing adequate library facilities in all cantonments and training camps. The Library Association is also raising a large sum of money with which to put up buildings to house the books and provide librarians to have them in charge; also to buy quantities of books along technical lines and others, which will not come in with the donations. Books which Waverly people wish to donate may be left at J. W. Knapp & Sons' store, Broad and Fulton streets, Waverly.

November 6, 1917 New York State Women's Suffrage. Voting Rights for Women.

December 19, 1917 Binghamton Press: Dies In Waverly. Waverly, Dec. 19. - Mrs. M. Moffet died early Tuesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Evans, in (7) Athens street. She was 32 years of age. She is survived by her husband, her parents, and a brother, Henry Evans, of Painted Post.

1918 New York Sun, N.Y.: Buyers in the City. ...House Furnishings. ...Waverly, N. Y. - J. W. Knapp & Son. J. W. Knapp, Jr. (dry goods, carpets and furniture), Hotel Collingwood.

1918 Directory: 3 Athens st. Lloyd M. Hedges; 5 Athens st. Max Zsupnik; 7 Athens st. (Octagaon home owned by Gertrude Slaughter Knapp of 208 Chemung st.) George W. Edsall and Gabriel Evans; 4 Athens st. George M. Page; 6 Athens st. Mrs. Julia Haas; 8 Athens st. Hammond Swisner.

January 2, 1918 The Binghamton Press: Samuel O. Shoemaker Buried In Waverly. Waverly, Jan. 2 The funeral of Samuel O. Shoemaker, manager of the Federal Telephone Company, who died Saturday, was held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at his home in Athens street. Rev. John Essington Miles, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. (In 1916 directory he was living at 5 Athens St. Waverly, NY. From 1917, Samuel O. Shoemaker (Mary E.) Federal Phone manager, owned home, led. tel.)

February 3, 1918 The Telegram: Waverly - The Funeral Of The Late Mrs. Charles E. Scott Will Be This Afternoon. Feb. 2 - Mrs. Charles E. Scott died yesterday morning at the Packer hospital in Sayre. Mrs. Scott had resided a number of years in Waverly and her death will be mourned by hosts of friends. She was a devoted wife and mother and was possessed of a fine character and sweet, unselfish ways which endeared her to those with whom she was associated. She is survived by two daughters, Misses Effie and Fannie Scott, and one son, Clarence, all of Waverly. The funeral will be private and will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clcok at the family residence on (440) Pennsylvania avenue. Rev. Peter R. Ross of Binghamton, formerly pastor of Waverly, Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery. (Charles E. Scott was in the directory of 1887-88 as living at 7 Athens street and had Loyal Sock Coal.)

February 17, 1918 The Telegram, Elmira, N.Y.: EDWIN D. MIXER. One Of The Prominent Business Men Of Waverly Died Yesterday. (Special to the Telegram) Waverly, N. Y., Feb. 16 - Edwin D. Mixer, one of Waverly's most prominent business men, died this morning at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, aged seventy-one years. Mr. Mixer had lived in Waverly for the past twenty-six years, coming here from Fredonia and opening a hardware store, which he had conducted ever since. Ten years ago, he took into partnership his son-in-law, Joseph Knapp, and together they have run the business since. He was an honest and conscientious man who dealt fairly with every one and who had many friends. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Knapp, of Waverly, and Mrs. William Schofield, of Winter Haven, Fla. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, at the home in (303) Chemung street. Rev. Peter R. Ross, D. D., of Binghamton, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church of Waverly, will officiate and the remains will be taken to Fredonia, for burial.

February 20, 1918 The Fredonia Censor: Death of Edwin D. Mixer. Edwin D. Mixer, aged 71 years died last Saturday morning at 1:30 o'clock at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. William Schofield, of Winter Haven, Florida; Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, Jr., of Waverly, N. Y. Mr. Mixer went to Waverly 26 years ago from Fredonia, and opened a hardware store which he had conducted ever since. Ten years ago he took into partnership his son-in-law, Joseph Knapp, and together they have run the business since. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home on (303) Chemung street in Waverly. The body is to be brought to Fredonia this Wednesday for burial. The firm of Mixer Brothers is well remembered in Fredonia. They were a popular firm, now both have passed away. 

March 17, 1918 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: OLD WAVERLY. To the Editor of the Telegram: I do not know when I have read anything that tickled me more than the article in the Waverly edition of last Sunday's Telegram about the exciting time in this town during the civil war. I am sure there are many others who enjoyed the same. The writer failed to record the names of several others who were on the wrong side of the war fence in those days. I have claimed that differences of opinion in the 60's caused more personal animosity than during the present war, and the article above referred to, proves it to a large degree, for I remember very clearly how strong the feeling was among the men whose names you have mentioned, and a few others. Among them were Squire Whitaker, Cyrus Fordham, Hiram Payne and Nathan Bristol. As H. S. B. says, Waverly was a "warm town" in those good old days- it even "sizzled." Get him to write some more articles about "old Waverly." They interest us "has beens" and amuse the present and rising generation. A story by him about the old Waverly academy in the early 60's would be awfully interesting. An Old Time. Waverly, March 12, 1918

March 24, 1918 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: Miss Mary Haas of Athens street, who recently passed the Civil service examination for stenographer, has been offered a position at Washington at a salary of $1,100 a year. She has recently accepted a position with the Lehigh Valley at Sayre and will not avail herself of the offer. (6 Athens St. In 1943 Mrs. Julia Haas died in this home.)

May 3, 1918 Ithaca Daily News: Protective Legion To Hold Banquet At Ithaca Hotel. The annual Protective Legion will be held next Monday night at the Ithaca Hotel. The dinner will be served at 7:30 o'clock. Davis's Orchestra will play throughout the evening. George Scott of Waverly, the national vice president, will act as toastmaster. Other speakers are Harvey Brewster, national treasurer of Waverly; Dr. H. N. Hilton of Waverly, Dr. C. H. Gallagher of this city, George A. Dudley of Elmira, Charles E. New, the local president, and Mrs. Gertrude R. Knapp, the secretary. (Mrs. Gertrude R. Knapp from Ithaca, not Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp of 208 Chemung st.)

July 28, 1918 The Telegram (Elmira): Waverlyites. Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fish will leave the first of August for an outing at the Knapp cottage, in the mountains near Port Jervis.

A patriotic mass meeting will be held in Loomis opera house, Monday evening, at 8 o'clock. Clinton N. Howard, of Rochester, will deliver an address on "Wake Up America." This lecture has been delivered before the United States senate, in forty states, and at many conventions. Every person should hear him. Admission free.

Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) entertained a party of friends at the Iron Kettle Inn, Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Dorothy Atwater, who today became the bride of Granville Swazy, of Massena, N. Y. Those present, besides the guest of honor were Miss C. C. Strong, Miss Atwater, Mrs. Herbert Merriam, Mrs. Walter Hall, of New York City, Mrs. Oscar Snyder of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Oliver Miller of Mason City. la., Mrs. William Tew of Waverly, Mrs. Harold Sawyer of Wheeling, W. Va., and Misses Chrissie Field, Florence Westbrook, Jean Merriam, Marie Case, Ella Frances Riley of Waverly, Elsie Church of Ithaca and Helen Kerrick of Philadelphia.

August 29, 1918 Elmira Star-Gazette: Bargain - 26 H. P. Speedster; powerful, fast, fine tires, extras; needs overhauling; very cheap, or trade for motorcycle and sidecar; quick. H. Geo. Evans, 7 Athens St., Waverly, N.Y.

October 23, 1918 Elmira Star-Gazette: Marriage Announcement. Word has been received in the city by Elmira friends of the marriage of Miss Blanche Evans of this city, formerly of Waverly, and George Moffat also of this city, which took place in the city of Buffalo at high noon on Monday. The bride is well known here, having been employed at Tepper Brothers for some time. She resided on West Gray street. Best wishes go with the young couple. (Blanche had lived at 7 Athens st. Waverly, NY. in the octagon home with her parents. Blanche's sister, Esther, was the first Mrs. George Moffat. Upon Esther's death bed, Esther wished for Blanche to marry George, after Esther's passing.)

October 27, 1918 The Telegram: Waverly. A Large Body Of Young Men Called To Serve Their County. Waverly, N. Y., Oct. 26. - A call has been sent out by the Tioga county exemption board for the following young men to report at the office in Owego next week for physical examination: Franklin F. Taylor, Tioga Center; Charles D. Spencer, Barton; James E. Hannon, Owego; Harry Erwin, Waverly; George B. Knapp, (208) Chemung street, Waverly; Oscar B. Ruth, Waverly street, Waverly; Henry L. Decker, Owego; John G. Cook, Owego; Nathaniel M. Dunville, Owego; Leroy R. Brown, Apalachin; Benton M. Hall, Apalachin; Harvey E. Keeler, Nichols; William L. Mason, Nichols; Charles D. Snyder, Nichols; Jack Edwards, Nichols; Delbert Ackerman, Nichols; Raymond Sexton, Nichols; Paul Stickney, Nichols; George Briggs, Lounsberry; Lawrence Dennison, Owego; Edward Ayers, Berkshire; Leon Kellogg, Owego; Charles VanDemark, Candor; Harry Norton, Candor; Clayton Post, Thomas street, Waverly; Ralph Platt, Chemung street, Waverly; Leslie Beck, Owego and William Longcoy, Nichols.

-Elmira friends received word last week of the marriage in Buffalo, Monday, October 21, of Miss Blanche Evans and George Moffat, both of this city. The bride resided in Waverly before coming to this city where she has been employed at the Tepper Bros' store.

December 1918 Erie Railroad Magazine: The death of William C. Buck, agent of the Erie railroad at Waverly, N.Y., is announced in the Binghamton Republican. About fifteen years ago Mr. Buck was the company's division freight agent at Binghamton, and was one of the most popular and best-liked railroad men doing business along the Southern tier. Owing to an accident that befell him in being thrown from his horse while out for a ride, he asked to be relieved from the duties of his office, which request was granted. He was then appointed agent at Waverly. About two weeks ago Mr. Buck had the misfortune to meet with a fall at his home, the result being that he fractured his hip. The shock to his system was so severe that it weakened his heart and death resulted. Mr. Buck was a genial soul, and among his close friends was called "Bill," by which name he was generally known. In March, 1917, Governor Glynn appointed him a member of the State Board of Managers of the Reformatories. He was a member of Chemung Lodge of Masons, of which he was past master, and a member of Battle Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, of Elmira. He is survived by his widow and two sons.

December 26, 1918 Waverly Woman Dies While Preparing Meal. Waverly, Dec. 26 - Mrs. Thomas Keeler of Hickory street, died unexpectedly of apoplexy Thursday morning at her home, while preparing breakfast. She is survived by her husband. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. (Thomas Keeler repainted 208 Chemung st. in 1897.)

December 29, 1918 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: Waverly. Mrs. Thomas Keeler died Thursday, at her home in Lyman avenue, of apoplexy. Mrs. Keeler was preparing breakfast, when she was stricken and died soon after. She was a good Christian woman and was possessed of a fine character and a charming manner, which endeared her to many friends. She is survived by her husband. The funeral was held this afternoon from the home. Rev. G. S. Connell officiating.

February 15, 1919 Ithaca Daily News: FORMER ITHACAN, 90, PENS WAR LYRIC -Nonagenarian, Daughter of Baptist Pastor Here Long Ago, Sings of Brave "American Boy." The following little war poem is remarkable when it is considered that it is the composition of a woman more than 90 years of age. It is also of interest in Ithaca because its author formerly lived in this city. Mrs. Ralston is the daughter of the Rev. Aaron Jackson, who was pastor of the First Baptist church of Ithaca a half century and more ago. She was the wife of Judge Ralston, of California, but now lives in Maryland. Her son, John Ralston, ran for congress on the Democratic ticket in Maryland last year, but was defeated, largely because he took a brave stand for prohibition in a district strong against that policy. Here is the poem: THE AMERICAN ENVOY. - A War-Bit Song. The American Boy Is our U. S. Envoy to tryrants who scorn an adviser; He goes "over the top" A la militaire flop With the slogan: "We're after the kaiser." Our invincible sons Have trailed their war guns Over loftly and untrodden passes; They have braved the shell fire as the conflict waxed dire In the swoop of the Hun-poisoned gases. but tis Destiny's hour, And the Heavens give Power To struggle with mighty endeavor That the Nations may rest Upon Liberty's breast. With Justice to guard them forever! - Harriet N. Ralston. Hyattsville, Md. August, 1918. (Rev. Aaron Jackson had his blacksmith shop on the site of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, in the years 1824 - 1834.)

May 6, 1919 Elmira Star Gazette: Presbyterian Church article listed, Investments In Hands Of Trustees. Charlotte W. Slaughter Fund $1,500.00. Martha M. Johnson Fund $2,000. Howard Elmer Memorial Fund $1,500.

May 25, 1919 The Telegram (Elmira): Waverly. George Knapp has returned from a fishing trip in the Adirondacks.

October 2, 1919 Elmira Star Gazette: Country Club Women Name New Officers. Waverly, Oct. 2. - The ladies department of the Valley View Country Club has elected officers as follows for the coming year: Chairman, Mrs. Louis W. Dorsett of Sayre; vice-chairman, Miss Anna Keefe of Athens; secretary, Mrs. Harry Knapp of Waverly; treasurer, Mrs. Charles Wellar of Waverly. Executive board, Mrs. Walter Page, Mrs. F. H. Albee, Mrs. F. K. Harris of Athens. Mrs. I. A. Samuels, Mrs. Donald Guthrie, Mrs. Heister Piolett, Mrs. Albert Murray, Mrs. Charles Woodburn of Sayre. Mrs. W. C. Farley, Mrs. J. J. Wellar, Mrs. Charles Berndick, Mrs. Seward Baldwin, Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. F. H. Spencer of Waverly. Mrs. George Davion, Mrs. H. Turner of Towanda.

October 31, 1919 Elmira Star Gazette: House for Sale. Inquire of Mrs. F. E. Munn, 207 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.

December 26, 1919 Elmira Star-Gazette: Control of Waverly Bank Passes to New Interests. Fred A. Sawyer, Arthur C. Palmer, Geo. B. Knapp, W. T. Goodnow and Robert Page Buy Majority of the Stock of Citizens Bank - Will Elect Officers Jan. 13. Waverly, Dec. 26. - Fred A. Sawyer and four men associated with him on Wednesday purchased a controlling interest in the stock of the Citizens’ Bank, when they became owners of the stock of Mrs. J. F. Sawyer and Ellen Sawyer Hallstead. The new stock holders are: Arthur C. Palmer and George B. Knapp of (208 Chemung st.) Waverly, W. T. Goodnew of Sayre, and Robert Page of Athens. The annual meeting of stockholders of the Citizens’ Bank will be held January 13. Fred A. Sawyer is president of the bank and has been its guiding manager for several years and the bank is just completing the most successful year in its history. Mr. Sawyer has been spending some time with his son, Harold, but came home last week and was active in the stock transfer. He returned to Wheeling Saturday but will come to Waverly for the annual meeting. Robert Page is cashier of the First National Bank of Sayre, director of the Farmers’ National Bank of Athens, and president of the Waverly Gas Light Company; W. T. Goodnow is vice-president of the First National Bank of Sayre, general manager of the Sayre Land Company; general manager of the Sayre Water Company, and president of the Cayuta Manufacturing Company and the Sayre Stamping Company. Arthur C. Palmer is president and general manager of the Tioga Mill and Elevator Company, and a director of the Spencer Glove Company. George B. Knapp is one of Waverly’s most progressive young business men. The capital stock of the bank is $50,000; surplus $75,000.

December 27, 1919 The Evening Leader, Corning N. Y. : Waverly Dec. 27 - Fred A. Sawyer and four men associated with him on Wednesday purchased a controlling interest in the stock of the Citizens' Bank, when they became owners of the stock of Mrs. J. F. Sawyer and Ellen Sawyer Hallstead. The new stock-holders are: Arthur C. Palmer and George B. Knapp of Waverly, W. T. Goodnew of Sayre, and Robert Page of Athens.

1920 to 1933 Prohibition in the United States. The use of alcohol for medicinal purposes had been going on since at least from 7000 BCE. As time passed, people gradually abused its use which led to alcoholism, until when in the early 1900's, the medical profession became divided on the use of alcohol for therapeutic use. During the prohibition years, doctors were still allowed to use alcohol for medicinal purposes. Then came the research and the negative effects and the medicinal use also slowed down.

Roaring Twenties - automobile, movie, radio and chemical industries flourished

1920 census: at 5 Athens st. renting was Max Zupinx, from Austria, with wife Sady C. and daughter, Hilda and son Hayram.; at 3 Athens st. Lloyd Hedges with wife, Lena, and son Richard, along with a boarder, Virral W. Smith; 7 Athens st., octagon home owned by Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp,  renting was Gabriel Evans on one side of home and Henry Spear on one side; 9 Athens st. carriage house to 208 Chemung st.; at 4 Athens st. George and Eunice Page and nephew, Thomas Stewart; at 6 Athen st. Julia Haas widow, son Daniel, daughter Mary, daughter-in-law Mary, and grandson John.

Living at 208 Chemung St. in 1920 were; George B. Knapp (Head of household, 34) with wife, Gertrude Knapp (29), daughter, Charlotte (3), and servant Margret Kane (60), the same servant from 1910 census. George and Gertrude have none listed for occupation.

Henry G. Evans, 23 yrs with wife, Alice, 18 yrs. and Henry G. Evans, jr, a baby, were living at 577 Clark street, Waverly, NY.

February 13, 1920 Elmira Star Gazette: Many Attend Party For Hospital Fund. Waverly, Feb. 13. - The benefit card party for the People’s Hospital at the home of Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) yesterday was a successful affair and cards were played at 25 tables. A substantial sum was netted for the hospital funds.

March 28, 1920 The Telegram (Elmira, NY):...Southern Tier Banks - About 200 From This Territory Attend Important Gathering At City Club Last Night -... The Rev. Dr. Thomas Travis of Montclair, N. J., gave the bankers an address on "Americanism."... F. E. Lyford, H. A. Ellis, H. I. Seeley, First National Bank, Waverly; F. A. Sawyer, J. H. Owen, L. J. Buley, E. S. Hanford, George B. Knapp, E. A. Tildon, J. C. Van Etta, Citizens' bank, Waverly;...

April 16, 1920 Elmira Star Gazette: Small Roadster - Good tires, motor fine, $185; Harley-Davidson twin motorcycle. $55; both bargains; act quick. Evans, 7 Athens St., Waverly N. Y.

April 30, 1920 Elmira Star Gazette: Harley-Davidson twin motorcycle, fully equipped; good condition; $60, quick. H. G. Evans, 7 Athens St., Waverly, N.Y.

In 1920 according to Tioga County tax information: The porches were added to the carriage house [9 Athens st.] (5x7 covered, 9x14 enclosed and 9x14 porch -up enclosed) and a 286 sq. ft. covered porch and a 224 sq. ft. covered porch was added to the main house [208 Chemung st.].

July 29, 1920 Elmira Star-Gazette: Good home, like place for middle aged woman in or near Elmira with board and room; state monthly rate when answering. Geo. B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y. Phone 413

August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified, 72 years after the fight for Women's Suffrage began.

August 30, 1920 The New York Times: Slaughter Heads Bull Family. GOSHEN. Aug. 29. - A man named Slaughter has just been chosen as head of the Bull family of Orange and Dutchess Counties, it was announced today in Campbell Hall village where the annual reunion was held. For more than half a century the members of the Bull family of old settlers have met and elected officers periodically. The new officers are Charles W. Slaughter, President; Lillian Bull, Vice President, and Clara Bull, Secretary of the Bull Family Society.

Dewitt Slaughter's wife, Caroline, had a sister, Mary Jane Mills - who married a Robert J. Bull of Wallkill.

Samuel Slaughter's wife, Charlotte Wells, had a father Alfred Wells who was a descendant of the Bull family through his grandfather, Joshua Wells who married the granddaughter (Rhoda Booth) of William and Sarah Bull.


September 4, 1920 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wanted - Home for middle aged lady, down stairs sleeping room; lady will require some attention; will pay $50 a month for the right kind of home. Geo. B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y.

September 19, 1920 The Telegram (Elmira, NY): Waverly, Sept. 18. - More than 2,000 persons, according to a count of the receipts late last night, attended the three performances of the minstrel and musical comedy show presented last week in the Loomis Opera House by the Waverly Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose. The play was a big success in every way and was one of the best home talent shows ever given in this village. Director Charles Kennedy of Waverly who supervised the presentation of the play will in the near future leave on a trip to various cities in the southern tier where he has contracts to present plays during the coming winter months.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp expect to leave next month for California, where they will spend the winter.

September 24, 1920 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: MAIN ROAD TO WAVERLY IS OPENED ONCE MORE. The improved highway between Chemung and Waverly commonly known as "over the hill route," was opened to traffic yesterday. This will be welcome news to hundreds of motorists having occasion to travel between Corning and Waverly. The road was closed last Spring by the State Highway Department. It was in bad condition and a new top was needed. This work has now been completed and motorists may now escape the rough and dangerous "narrows" of the detour between Chemung and Waverly. During the past summer many accidents have happened to motorists in "the narrows." Cars have skidded off the highway into the Chemung river and many car springs have been broken on this road.

November 14, 1920 The Telegram, Elmira, N. Y.: The Following officers were elected at a meeting of the Ladies' Benevolent society held Wednesday afternoon in the Presbyterian church: President, Mrs. F. E. Simmons; first vice president, Mrs. F. A. Bell; second vice president, Mrs. W. A. Clements; secretary, Mrs. Alanzo Shafer, and treasurer, Mrs. George Knapp.

December 12, 1920 The Morning Telegram, Elmira, NY: Waverly, NY, Mrs. John C. Van Atta returned this afternoon from a visit with Mrs. Anna Van Atta in New York City. - The following officers were elected for the coming year at the annual meeting and banquet of the Home Mission guild of the Presbyterian church held Monday evening at the home of Mrs. M. D. Baxter; President, Mrs. John Slater; vice-president, Mrs. Charles Merrill; secretary, Mrs. George Knapp; treasurer, Mrs. E. A. Tilton.

1921, at 337 Broad Street, Mrs. Jessie B. Decker, chiropractor was in the building (from Don Merrill's collection)

January 8, 1921 Cortland Standard And Homer Republican: TWILIGHT DANCING PARTY. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Wickwire Entertained New Year's Eve. The new year was ushered in socially by a most delightful reception and twilight dance given by Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Wickwire at the Miller club house to some two hundred of their friends from 6:30 to 12 o'clock Saturday night. The reception not only ushered in the new year, but was a most fitting finale to a week of brillant social functions. Red roses added to the attractiveness of the house and Closes's orchestra from Ithaca, located upon a platform attractively adorned with greenery furnished music for dancing. The dining room was in red and green, Arnold furnishing flowers. Mrs. Skinner catered. There was a number of feature dances with special music during the evening, but the one that especially delighted the guests was "The Love Nest" from "Mary." High on the wall was an attractive snow covered, evergreen surrounded miniature cottage and, other lights turned low, from this "love nest" streamed the light for a most pretty dance, the effect being beautiful. It was a delightful party, the "Home Sweet Home" number coming altogether too early for the many guests which included among those from out of town, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Cornell, Mr. and Mrs. James Truman, Mr. and Mrs. James Young, Hermon Underhill, John G. Underhill, Launing Taylor and Miss Constance Storrs, all of Owego; Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Goodrich and Lyman Goodrich of Binghamton, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schrierer of Elmira and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Bickford of Solon.

February 20, 1921 The Telegram, Elmira, NY: MISS LANG ENTERTAINS. Waverly, N. Y., Feb. 19 - Miss Onalee Lang gave a variety shower this afternoon at her home on (202) Chemung street in honor of Miss Lilian Ruth Scott who is to be married to Dr. Byron Lowe Ramsey, of Butler, Pa., on Tuesday. Bridge was played followed by tea. The guests were: Misses Lillian Scott, Helen Pike, Onalee Lang, Florence Westbrook, Louise O'Neil, Rhea Mills, Vivian Bell, Crissie Fields, Ella Frances Riley, Gladys Lane, Mrs. John Rhodes, Mrs. Emery Fields, Mrs. George Scott, Mrs. C. N. Haines, of Sayre: Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. John Slater, Mrs. Charles Merrill, Mrs. John Machan, Mrs. Philip Higgins and Mrs. F. E. Lyford, jr.

March 1, 1921 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: ... Four miles of the Erwin-Lindley road which will connect Pennsylvania big trunk line known as "the Susquehanna Trail Route" with the Southern Tier Highway, New York's big east and west trunk line, will be recommended in the construction to be undertaken this year. This will be half of the unimproved road distance lying between the Pennsylvania state line and the point where the Susquehanna trail route would join the, Southern Tier highway at Erwin. ...

March 6, 1921 Elmira, The Telegram: Lewis Westfall was called to Waverly recently by the death of his father, Harry Westfall, sr. (Lewis Westfall fell from our roof, 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, while painting it in 1907.) From the 1905 census the Westfall's were living at 413 Cayuta Avenue, Waverly. Harry Westfall 53 yrs. old a carpenter, Josephine his wife 48 yrs. old, Louis (Lewis) 28 yrs. old a painter, Harry H. (jr.)  23 yrs. old clerk at a bank, Alice J. 15 yrs. old.

April 20, 1921 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: More Workmen Laid Off At Lehigh Shops In Sayre. The order of the Lehigh Valley railroad general officials, laying off 721 employees of the company's shops in Sayre, for an indefinite period, became effective yesterday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. A survey of the industrial situation throughout the valley, including Waverly, Sayre, Athens and nearby towns, shows there are nearly 5,000 workmen in all vocations in the valley, who are now without their usual employment.

1921 Daughters Of The American Revolution Magazine Vol. 56, p.736: ...The celebration of the first birthday of Carantouan Chapter took place at Waverly's delightful tea house, "The Iron Kettle in the Pines." Luncheon was served to the members of the Chapter and their guests. After a very brief business session, the program included brief remarks from visiting Regents of sister chapters, who brought greetings and congratulations from their chapters, and each one spoke of the size and potential strength of the "one-year-old infant." Before the presentation of the Chapter charter, a brief history was read of the notable charters of history and how the custom has developed since the Magna Charta was presented in the 13th century....

Carantouan Chapter (Waverly, N. Y.) makes its bow to its sister chapters, since it has just celebrated its first birthday. On September 20, 1921, the Organization meeting was held at the home (304 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) of the Organizing Regent, Mrs. Frank Wells Merriam. The Organization ceremony was conducted by Mrs. Charles White Nash, State Regent of New York, and the presentation of the gavel was made by Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, Vice President General from Pennsylvania. There were 54 organizing members in the new Chapter, having brought their transfer papers from the sister Chapter, Tioga Point, from just across the State line in Pennsylvania. During the year 14 new members have been added making a total membership for the ...

1922, at 337 Broad Street, American Legion rooms (from Don Merrill's collection)

1922 - 1930, at 337 Broad Street, Dr. Theadore P. Snook, dentist (from Don Merrill's collection)

March 20, 1922 The Binghamton Press: Worst Fire in History of Waverly Wipes Out Nearly Entire Block. Damage Done by Fire in Waverly. (Special to The Binghamton Press.) Waverly, March 20 - In a fire, the worst in this village's history, flames last night razed the following structures: H. W. Knapp & Son furniture storage building, owned by Wallace Manning. Building worth $18,000 and not insured. Contents worth $8,000 and not insured. John Peckally's general store and home, Elizabeth street. Loss from $8,000 to $10,000. Partly insured. Waverly vulcanizing plant, building owned by John Peckally. Building worth $2,000, uninsured. Manning Auto storage garage with at least 10 motor cars and 10 Fordson tractors. Loss between $80,000 and $85,000. Building owned by Rollin Perry and partly insured. Perry building, occupied by the Merritt Plumbing shop and Mrs. Hazel Herrick. Loss $2,000. Charles Wolf building, 442 Fulton street. Loss $15,000. Mrs. Clarenda Albertson home, 444 Fulton street. Loss $5,000. Sherman A. Genung home, 446 Fulton street. Loss $15,000. These homes were damaged: The R. W. McEwen home, owned by George Vastbinder, 463 Fulton, $1,000. Walter Van Autrick home, owned by George Vastbinder, 448 1/2 Fulton street, $800. The Harry J. Wright home, 476 Fulton street. Loss $1,000. The Hotel Lee was ruined by water and the hacking of firemen. The loss will reach $90,000. ... Fire, breaking out at 6:30 o'clock last night, ... swept through the entire block on Elizabeth street, between Waverly and Fulton, raging in spectacular fury, for more than four hours. ... It was discovered in the garage conducted by Walter Manning, ... Walter Van Aurick, who had spent most of the day working on his own car in the garage, made the discovery. Having at last finished his task, and about to drive out, he walked to the switchboard, to throw off the lights, and found flames leaping towards the ceiling in that part of the building. Running to Fulton and Broad streets, the heart of the town and just around the corner, he turned in an alarm from ??? 42. Firemen at the central station mistook the number for ?? and raced more than a mile to Cayuta avenue and Broad street, East Waverly. But the Cayuta company caught the correct number and had a stream on the blaze before ... Backfiring of an automobile is generally accepted as the cause, although some lay it to faulty electric wiring and others to possible careless discarding of a lighted cigarette. ...Barns on the Buley estate, at Chemung and Waverly streets, and, in the rear of the Walter Bartlow residence at 476 Waverly street, an eighth of a mile away, caught fire from flying sparks but were saved. ... The Sayre fire engine is believed to have saved the entire block from Elizabeth to Chemung streets, as the power alone served to give sufficient pressure to help the firemen fight the flames. ... The fire was the most spectacular ever seen in this locality. It was seen as far away as Ulster and Chemung and attracted easily 10,000 people. Firemen were badly hampered in their work by crowds that insisted upon pressing in, upon them so close to the flames that many were blistered by them. Automobiles jammed the roads early in the evening and interfered with the movement of fire trucks and hose until ordered off the tenant street. ... Sparks literally poured on houses within a mile of the scene and kept hundreds of men busy with garden hose and pails watering their roofs. ...

March 29, 1922 The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. : WAVERY FIRE LOSS TO TOTAL NEARLY $200,000. Waverly, Mar. 20 - The most disastrous fire in the history of Waverly did damage estimated at $200,000 last night when fire blazing across the oil soaked floor of a livery stable and garage, became the nucleus of a conflagration which swept away a great share of Waverly's business section. While the exact cause of the blaze is unknown it is believed it originated from defective wiring in the Manning Garage on Elizabeth street. When the fire was discovered and the nearest box pulled, the firemen responded to Box 52 nearly a mile away due to some irregularity in the alarm coming into headquarters. By the time they reached the blaze it was ungovernable. An appeal was sent for help from Elmira, but due to the big fire in that city none could be sent. Apparatus however responded from Owego, Sayre, Towanda, Athens, Troy and elsewhere. At midnight all danger was over. The fire started in the old Tozer livery stable and swept westward through the wooden two story structure occupied by John C. Peck and continued through the following buildings: J. W. Knapp dry goods store, Hotel Lee, three story Wolfe building, residences of Clarence Albertson and Sherman A. Genung. Nothing was saved from these buildings and several narrow escapes were reported, so rapid was the progress of the fire. Several automobiles in the Tozer building are a total loss. Many persons are in a serious condition from exhaustion and smoke, some being taken to the hospital. The entire interior of the Hotel Lee was gutted and the battery service station operated by James Taylor is also a total loss. When the flames reached the Morrow family residence, they spread so rapidly that the occupants had a narrow escape in getting out. Firemen carried the children down the stairways, then ready to burst into flame. In the Knapp building a large stock of stored furniture was destroyed. All Lights Turned Off. Because of the danger incident to wires being burned, the entire lighting system was cut off, it being feared the live wires might cause injury to some of the 10,000 persons who gathered from a radius of 20 miles. At 9 o'clock fire department officials reported the blaze under control. The entire block from Chemung street to Broad street was endangered when two fires developed at each end of the block but these were soon extinguished. Practically all the roofs of homes within three blocks of the big fire were damaged by sparks. On Fulton street Mrs. Fred Baxter was overcome when flames threatened to destroy her home.

Loss In Waverly Is Reported At $200,000 - Waverly, Mar. 20 - The loss in the Waverly fire last night as near as can be learned will total $200,000 as follows: Hotel Lee, corner of Elizabeth and Fulton streets, interior of building destroyed with contents. Estimated loss $20,000.

J. W. Knapp storage building, Elizabeth street, completely destroyed with contents. Estimated loss $10,000.

Store and two business blocks owned and occupied by John C. Peckally, Elizabeth street, completely destroyed. Estimated loss $14,000.

Manning Garage, Elizabeth street, completely destroyed. Estimated loss $4,000. Automobiles in garage, $4,000.

Wolfe Block, 442 Fulton street, completely destroyed. Estimated loss $20,000.

Albertson residence, 444 Fulton street, completely destroyed. Estimated loss $10,000.

Sherman A. Genung residence, 446 Fulton street, completely destroyed. Estimated loss $15,000.

Vastbinder house, 448 Fulton street, badly damaged. Loss estimated at $1,000.

Bartlow barns and workshops at 485 Waverly street, completely destroyed. Estimated loss at $1,500.

Buley barns, 473 Waverly street, $600.

July 23, 1922 New York Tribune: Stamford-In-The-Catskills, N. Y., July 22 - Bringing to a close a week of activity, brilliant dances at the Country Club, Churchill Hall, the New Rexmere, the Westholm and Greycourt Inn were attended to-night by a notable gathering of socially prominent persons. ... Among the outdoor affairs was the golf tournament that featured the week at the Stamford Country Club. Hundreds turned out for this event... Among those who played were... Mr. George B. Knapp, of Waverly, N. Y. ...

May 17, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hundred Acre Farm - On Ellis Creek near Waverly; state road _? farm; finest barn in section on the place; can be bought for $3,000 if taken at once. Act quick. Easy terms. Geo. B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y. Phone 413.

May 17, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Marmon - For sale; late model, seven passenger touring; newly painted and overhauled. Our guarantee same as new. See this car before buying; no dealers, no trades. George B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y. Phone 413.

March 11, 1923, Rosamond Lillis Brooks Tubbs died. (She was daughter of T. J. Brooks, who built the rectangular shape house at 208 Chemung Street, prior to Dewitt Slaughter purchasing the home and adding onto the home.)

March 12, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Mrs. Rosamond B. Tubbs. Mrs. Rosamond Brooks Tubbs, widow of Samuel M. Tubbs, died at the family home, 603 West Clinton street Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brooks and a life long resident of Chemung county. She is survived by three children, Mrs. M. Alice Zimmerman of this city; Mrs. O. C. Richards of Hudson Falls and Frances B. Tubbs of home. The decedent was a member of Chemung Chapter D. A. R. and was highly respected. The funeral will be held privately.

May 17, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hundred Acre Farm - On Ellis Creek near Waverly; state road _? farm; finest barn in section on the place; can be bought for $3,000 if taken at once. Act quick. Easy terms. Geo. B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y. Phone 413.

May 17, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Marmon - For sale; late model, seven passenger touring; newly painted and overhauled. Our guarantee same as new. See this car before buying; no dealers, no trades. George B. Knapp, Waverly, N. Y. Phone 413.

June 2, 1923 Tribune California: Fred Emerson Brooks was content to be a poet of the people. Possessed of gifts which might have placed him higher in the lists of singers, as those lists are compiled by the learned men, he chose to write simply of the everyday things. There are many measures for the poet but the one which pleased Fred Emerson Brooks was the gauge of appreciation of his fellow men. He did not aspire to a wide fame; he hoped to touch hearts. So he wrote in a way to be understood of things which are close to the average man's experience and when he died there were many among those who had never seen the man who felt they had lost a friend. In that was the triumph of the art of the Berkeley singer. In serving the cause of letters Mr. Brooks also served California. Possessed of a commanding presence and unusual ability on the platform he was a familiar figure on the Lyceum and Chautauqua boards where, always, he recited his poems of this state. Evidencing the appeal his verse made to the public various movements have been started to have him accorded State of National honors. Beyond any title or other sign of recognition which could have been conferred with ceremony is the reward this California poet won in the hearts of thousands.

July 30, 1923 The Auburn Citizen: ... Coincident with the winning of the title by Jones comes the announcement that the 1924 tourney will be held over the links of the Shepards Hills Country Club at Waverly, and that A. S. Maurice of Athens, Pa., and George B. Knapp of Waverly, both members of that club, have been elected president and secretary-treasurer of the Finger Lakes Golf Association for the coming year. ... M. L. Nichols of Ithaca defeated Edwin Knapp of Waverly 2 and 1 in the beaten eight of the championship flight, while Rollin Polk of Ithaca defeated S. J. Murphy of Auburn, 2 and 1 in the second 16, the beaten eight competition of which was won by G. G. Bogert, 7 and 6 from J. Truslow of Geneva. George Knapp of Waverly won the third 16 2 and 1 over Huston of Owego, while E. E. Truslow, Geneva, beat Romeyn Berry of Ithaca 3 and 2 in the beaten eight of that flight.

September 29, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Chemung Chapter, D. A. R. - Chemung Chapter, D. A. R., celebrated Chapter Day with a luncheon this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Rose Room of the Hotel Langwell. The delightful affair was largely attended by members and guests and following the luncheon an interesting program was enjoyed. … Between courses those present sang a song, “If a Daughter Meet a Daughter,” which was composed by Mrs. Frank W. Merriam, regent of Carantouan Chapter of Waverly and sung to the tune of “Comin’ Thru the Rye.” … Among those who attended were the following members of other chapters: … Mrs. Frank A. Bell, Mrs. Frederick A. Sawyer, Mrs. George B. Knapp of Carantouan Chapter, Waverly; …

October 9, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Name Officers Mother’s Club. Waverly Oct. 11. - The Mother’s club of the Lincoln street school met Wednesday afternoon at the school building to elect officers. A musical program was enjoyed. The following officers were elected: President Mrs. L. J. Simons; vice president, Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY); secretary, Mrs. Floyd Parks; treasurer, Mrs. Leon MacDonald. (Charlotte Knapp about 7 years old at this time.)

October 25, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hold October Meeting. Waverly, Oct. 25 - The October meeting of Carantouan Chapter, N. S. D. A. R. will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 31 at the home of Mrs. F. C. Simmons beginning at 3 o’clock. The assisting hostesses are Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs. A. W. Bouton, Mrs. F. A. Bell and Mrs. George B. Knapp. Reports of the delegates to the State Conference being held this week in Albany will be given.

November 22, 1923 The Binghamton Press: CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES IN WAVERLY. Waverly, Nov. 22 - George Page, 83 years old, a veteran of the Civil War died at his home, 4 Athens street, early yesterday morning. He is survived by two sons Lewis of Austin, Pa., and Floyd of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from his home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the Rev. David MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in East Waverly.

December 19, 1923 Elmira Star-Gazette: Guild Names New Officers. Home Mission Guild Enjoys Annual Banquet at Waverly Presbyterian Church. Hold Business Session. Waverly, Dec. 19 - Fifty members of the Home Mission Guild attended the annual banquet at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening. Tables seating four persons were arranged in the banquet hall lighted with red shaded candles and prettily decorated with greenery in keeping with the Christmas season. The retiring president, Mrs. Luther Hardy was presented a willow basket filled with beautiful ferns. At the business meeting it was reported that $400 had been raised during the past year. Of this $150 was appropriated to the General Missionary fund; $100 was reserved for the benevolent fund and a liberal donation was made towards the church building fund. Officers were elected as follows: President, Mrs. Frank Carey; vice president, Mrs. George Knapp; secretary, Mrs. Thomas Clements; treasurer, Mrs. C. S. Scott; chairman of the benevolent committee, Mrs. William Clements.

January 2, 1924 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: CORNING CLUB DANCE A MOST ENJOYABLE PARTY - About 50 couples were in attendance at the New Year's dance given Monday evening at the Corning Club.... The out of town guests were: ... Mr. and Mrs. Percy L. Lang, Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp and Robert Knapp of Waverly and ...

March 21, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Owners of Waverly Silk Mill Announced Plan to Construct New $100,000 Plant. Labor Boom Expected in Village, as More Than 400 Employes Will Be on Factory Payroll - Will Be Biggest Industry. Waverly, March 21 - That a brick building of modern factory construction, 60 x 800 feet in dimensions, will be erected by Frank & Dugan, Waverly's new silk ribbon manufacturers, was announced yesterday. Seven acres of additional land have been acquired by the company. The building will be equipped with the most modern machinery for the manufacture of silk ribbons and will have a capcity for 400 employes. Plan Big Plant. The new building will be double the size of the present mill, which is located on Broad street just east of the Hall & Lyon furniture factory. ... it will become the largest industry in Waverly. ...

March 31, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly, March 31. - … Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp and daughter, Charlotte, returned home Saturday after spending the winter in Orlando, Fla. - …

March 31, 1924 The Evening Gazette, Port Jervis: Mrs. Caroline Hobart Chase, wife of D. L. Chase, died at 12 o'clock on Saturday night, March 29, at her home, 172 Front street, after a short illness. Deceased was born in Vermont November 10, 1846, and was the daughter of Henry H. Hobart and Sarah Jane Cleveland Hobart. The greater part of her life was spent in Matamoras and Port Jervis. On November 10, 1865, she was united in marriage with Mr. Chase. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis. The surviving relatives are her husband; two sons, B. B. Chase, of Daytona, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. Melburn Cole, of Matamoras, and Mrs. B. M. Bosler, of Port Jervis; two sisters, Mrs. William Caskey, of California, and Mrs. Gabriel Evans, of (7 Athens st.) Waverly; five grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. The funeral will take place at the house, 172 Front street, at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, where the services will be conducted by the Rev. C. M. Ackerman. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. 

1924 George Knapp's father, Joseph Warren knapp died. (Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's father-in-law and Charlotte Slaughter Knapp's paternal grandfather.)

April 22, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Joseph W. Knapp. Waverly, April 22. - The funeral of the late Joseph W. Knapp will be held from the home of his son, Harry W. Knapp, Waverly street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Albert O. Caldwell, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery. The remains arrived from Passadena, Calif., this morning. The sad trip across the continent was made by his widow and his son, George Knapp. {George's mother, Frances Knapp, then lived with George and Gertrude Knapp at 208 Chemung St. Waverly from 1924 to around 1934 when Frances went to live with another son, Harry Knapp, where Frances died and her funeral was held at 455 Waverly St., the home of Harry Knapp.}

From 1924 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 7 Athens Street - Henry G. Evans, trucking and Gabriel Evans; at 208 Chemung Street - George B. Knapp and Frances E. Knapp (George Knapp's mother, Frances Knapp, lived with George, Gertrude, and Charlotte Knapp after George's father died in 1924.)

May 3, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Women’s Missionary Society Elects Heads. Waverly, May 3 - The Women’s Missionary Society of the Waverly Presbyterian Church elected the following officers at its annual meeting Friday: President, Mrs. Fred Sawyer; vice-president, Mrs. Harry Knapp; second vice-president, Mrs. Luther Hardy; secretary, Mrs. Ida Swain; treasurer, Mrs. George B. Knapp.

May 13, 1924 Elmira: Child’s Conservation League Meets Tonight. Waverly, May 13 - The Child’s Conservation League will meet this evening at the home of Mrs. A. B. Cady (451 Park ave. Waverly, NY). The program will be in charge of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY).

June 12, 1924 The Binghamton Press: Mrs. D. B. Mills entertained a luncheon at the Japanese tea room recently, the members of the party later going to her home, 8 Johnson avenue, where the afternoon was spent In playing bridge. The guests were: Mrs. F. E. Munn (207 Chemung st.), mother of Mrs. Mills, Mrs. C. C. Strong (535 Clark st.), Mrs. H. A. Ellis (458 Waverly st.), Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st.), Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Jr. (97 Center st.), and Mrs. F. E. Slawson (98 Center st.), all of Waverly and Mrs. Edward Chrisfleld of Johnson City.

July 19, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Kirk House Is To Be Opened. Waverly, July 19 - Kirk House is the name of the new addition to the First Presbyterian Church which is now nearing completion. The week from September 28 to October 5 has been set aside for the observances of the opening of the building. A program of events for the seven days is now being arranged. The following chairman have been appointed to lead the several committees: Invitations and entertainment, W. K. Hart; anniversary, Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, program and publicity, Mrs. F. C. Simmons; banquet arrangements, Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. Fred Driscoll; banquet speakers, Frank A. Bell; rally, Rev. William Barnes and Mrs. Orin Cranmer; missionary rally, Mrs. S. C. Hall; guild night, Mrs. W. G. Carey; Sunday school rally, Miss Alice Fish; community night, Dr. W. M. Hilton. Most of the brick work and outside work on the annex have been completed. The interior work will require most of the summer months to finish. The new structure is an addition to the present edifice on the north and will be used for Sunday school rooms, and assembly hall and general social purposes. The cost of the work will be more than $25,000 which has been subscribed and contributed by members of the Waverly congregation.

July 31, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly, Aug. 1. - The committee in charge of the luncheon which was served to the Waverly golfers and their guests from Ithaca at the Country Club Wednesday, was Mrs. George B. Knapp, chairman, Mrs. John H. Machon and Mrs. E. C. Van Atta.

July 31, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly, Aug. 1. - … Mr. and Mrs. George B. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Drisko (of 493 Waverly st.) motored to Cortland Thursday, where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wickwire. …

August 8, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Are Guests At Waverly. Waverly, Aug. 8 - Romeyn Berry and L. C. Urquhart of Ithaca were guests at the home of George Knapp in (208) Chemung street Thursday afternoon and evening. - Serve Tea at Tourney. Waverly, Aug. 8 Afternoon tea will be served during the Finger Lakes tournament at Shepard Hills Country Club at the club house. Mrs. David Keefe of Athens, is in charge today and Mrs. F. A. Bell of Waverly will be in charge Saturday. Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. E. Clair Van Atta were in charge Thursday.

August 23, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly … Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Knapp and Mrs. A. W. Bouton were in Elmira Friday.

September 4, 1924 Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Sebring visited with Mr. and Mrs. George B. Knapp, of Chemung street.

September 10, 1924 The Scranton Republican: Waverly, N. Y. , Sept. 9 - Mr. and Mrs. George B. Knapp and daughter, Charlotte, have returned from an outing at Eaglesmere.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sawyer and son, Murray, left yesterday for New York City, after spending the summer with relatives here.

Mrs. George Fish and daughter, Alice, have returned from Owego.

September 10, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wanted. Good cook, small family, washing out. 208 Chemung St., Waverly, N. Y.

September 26, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wanted: Girl for general housework; washing out. Mrs. Geo. B. Knapp, 208 Chemung St., Waverly, N. Y.

September 27, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Presbyterian Church Observes Its 77th Anniversay With Dedication. ... Beginning with the service Sunday morning in the Waverly Presbyterian Church, the dedicatory anniversary rally will continue through the entire week, concluding with a special community service Sunday evening, Oct. 5. Services during the week will have for their purpose the observance of the 77th anniversary of the founding of the church and also the dedication of the recently completed addition. ... With the completion and dedication of the new social hall, the program of Young People's work in the Waverly Presbyterian Church will be greatly benefitted. Several Sunday school rooms have been added in addition to the social room shown in the picture. The room is designed for games in addition to a dining room and auditorium. ... The board of the church waited two years in order that the anniversary might be observed by the dedication of the recently completed new addition to the church. The large social hall, 40 by 60 feet, will accomodate more than 250 persons for dinners and a larger number when used as an auditorium. With its high ceiling, it makes an excellent game room. The social hall is equipped with a stage and two dressing rooms, which can be used for serving or storage rooms. The kitchen is large and completely equipped. Upstairs, there are five class rooms for the Young People's department.

October 16, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Attend State Meeting. Waverly, Oct. 16. - Mrs. Frank W. Merriam, Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. W. S. Morley, Mrs. George Vastbinder, Mrs. F. L. Howard, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Ralph Bouton are attending the state convention of the Daughters of American Revolution at Hornell.

November 20, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Interesting Indian Program Enjoyed by D. A. R. Members. Waverly, Nov. 20 - "The Indians of Our Valley, Andastes; League of the Iroquois," was the title of the unusually interesting paper read by Mrs. Louise Daniell at the meeting of Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the home of Mrs. Cald Peck on Fulton street Wednesday evening. The paper told of the Susquehannocs or Carantouani, as they were called by the English, who inhabited this region before the advent of the white man. Mrs. Daniell described them as huge specimens of men, often being seven feet in height and developed accordingly. She quoted a manuscript of Jesuit who said when they spoke their voices "seemed to come from the bowels of the earth." They fought continuously with the tribes of the Iroquois and finally conquered them so that they occupied both sides of the Susquehanna river from a short distance north of Waverly to the mouth of the river. A program of Indian music and Indian poetry was a most enjoyable complement to the Indian paper. Percy Weller sang, "By the Waters of the Minnetonka," and a quartet, consisting of Mrs. Wilton Hall, Mrs. Clifford Parshall, Mrs. J. Lyon Hatfield and Mrs. Fred Pittsley, sang an Indian selection entitled, "Torquois Mountain." They were accompanied by Mrs. A. H. Abell. Mrs. Harry Baldwin read the poem composed by the noted California poet, Fred Emerson Brooks, a former Waverly boy. The poem was composed for the home coming celebration in Waverly many years ago and tells the story of the beautiful Indian maiden, "Susquehanna," who married the Indian chieftain, "Tioga," and of how Susquehanna sleeps happily on the breast of Tioga to this day. A brief business session preceded the program during which the regent explained the plans for collecting the Bible records of Tioga county. An appeal was made for contributions for the women detained on Ellis Island which should be sent to either Mrs. Charles Merrill or Mrs. E. C. VanAtta as soon as possible. Contributions of spools of cotton or wool for knitting or crocheting, for crochet and knitting needles and for new goods, nothing less than one yard, from which the women can make aprons or dresses for the children are acceptable. No clothing is wanted. Novel refreshments in the shape of chocolate and vanilla ice cream molded in the shape of turkeys with bright red combs of marachino cherries and standing upon paper lace doilies were passed as Mrs. Weller played "Turkey in the Straw" on the piano. The assisting hostesses were: Mrs. George Vastbinder, Mrs. G. Edson Blizzard, Mrs. Springer, Mrs. Louis Daniell and Mrs. Simmons.

December 24, 1924 Elmira Star-Gazette: Give Christmas Program Tonight. Waverly, Dec. 24 - At the social hall in the Presbyterian Church Christmas exercises will be held this evening in which the children of the church will take part in the program as follows: … Shepherds, junior boys; angel, Charlotte Knapp (8 years old), cherubs, primary children; Mary, Marjorie Grant; Joseph, Walter Peck, jr.; Wise Men, junior boys. …

December 30, 1924 Elmira Star Gazette: Former Athlete Visits Waverly. Waverly, Dec.30 - Ralph Knapp, who is engaged in engineering in Pittsburgh, is visiting his mother, Mrs. J. W. Knapp, sr., and his brothers in Waverly. Mr. Knapp was one of the star forwards on the basketball team which held Yale to a tie at the old Waverly opera house court and later was rated as one of the best ends who ever played on a Colgate University football team. (Ralph is George Knapp's brother. Their mother was living with George and Gertrude Knapp at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY at this time.)

1925 New York state census: 208 Chemung street Waverly, NY: Gertrude 35 yrs. old, with husband, George B. Knapp 39 yrs., no occupation for George, Gertrude listed as housework, daughter, Charlotte S. Knapp 9 yrs. , mother-in-law Frances E. Knapp 79 yrs.;
at 7 Athens street (octagon home); Henry G. Evans 29 yrs., wife Alice 24 yrs., sons Henry jr. 6 yrs. and Richard M. Evans. On other side of octagon home was; Gabriel W. Evans 72 yrs., a millwright and wife Mabel Evans 64 yrs. along with lodgers to them Joel M. Chase 53 yrs. and Elizabeth Chase 55 yrs. (All rented from Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, owner of the octagon home.);

at 5 Athens street was George W. Edsall, store manager, and Nina M. Edsall with 3 daughters; Jane 6 yrs., Vivian 4 yrs., Cresta 2 yrs.;

at 3 Athens street was Francis, a railroad switchman and Erma Live with daughter June 1 yr., and Francis's father, Samuel Live 60 yrs;

at 8 Athenst street was Alice Hunt 65 yrs., school teacher;

at 6 Athens street was Julia Haas, 58 yrs., housekeeper, with son Daniel 31 yrs. a machinist and daughter Mary 26 yrs. a stenographer;

at 4 Athens street was Lotta Buley 66 yrs., widow and Elizabeth Becker 61 yrs., widow

April 15, 1925 Elmira Star Gazette: Miss Altha Hodges Becomes Bride Of Thomas Knapp at Bath Today. Bath, Apri 15 - A pretty wedding was solemnized at 9:30 o’clock this morning at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, when Miss Altha Rua, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erford B. Hodges of this village, became the bride of Thomas Phillips Knapp of Waverly. …Mr. and Mrs. Knapp left at noon via the D. L. & W. Railroad for a brief wedding trip. After May 1, they will be “at home” at their newly furnished apartment at 311 Chemung street, Waverly. … The bride is among the attractive and popular young ladies of Bath. A graduate of the Bath High School, and of Elmira College and its school of Music, she is at present a member of the faculty of the Waverly High School. Mr. Knapp is junior member of the firm of H. W. Knapp and Son and is well known in business circles of Waverly and vicinity. Among the guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Knapp, Mrs. Joseph Knapp, sr., Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp, jr., Mr. and Mrs. John H. Murray, jr., of Waverly; …

April 16, 1925 Evening Tribune Times, Hornell, NY: Miss Altha R. Rogers Very Charming Bride. Prominent Bath Girl Becomes Wife of Waverly Business Man at Noon today in Bath. Bath, April 15- A pretty wedding was celebrated at 9:30 o'clcok this morning at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, when Miss Altha Rua, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erford B. Hodges of this village, became the bride of Thomas Phillips Knapp of Waverly. Miss Florence Sedgwick at the pipe organ rendered the several numbers incidental to the ceremony. As the wedding party entered the church, proceeding through the center aisle to the altar, Mendelssohn's Bridal Chorus served as the processional. As the wedding vows were given, Miss Sedgwick played DeKoven's "Oh Promise Me, " and as the wedding party left the church, Wagner's Wedding March from Lohengrin served as the retrocessional. The bride was attended by Miss Lillian Young Tharp of Bath. The bride upon the arm of her father prodeeding to the altar where waited the bridegroom and his best man, Romaine Cole Knapp of Scranton, a brother of the groom. The bride's rector, Rev. Lewis E. Ward impressively performed the ring marriage ceremony, the bride being given in marriage by her father. The bride wore an ensemble of radium blue, with contrasting hat gloves and hose of sand-color; she carried and arm bouquet of white orhcids, roses and lillies of the valley. Miss Tharp, the bridesmaid wore a gown of straw colored satin crepe, and carried pink roses and sweet peas. Following the ceremony, there was a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride's parents in West Washington avenue. The house was elaborate and beautiful in its floral decorations, pink roses and smilax serving as the decorations on the tables. Covers were laid for twelve guests at the table of the bride, and the following friends of the bride gave table service: Misses Elizabeth McMaster, Ellen Lee, Margaret Parker, Josephine McCall, Getrude Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp left at noon via the D. L. & W. railroad for a brief honeymoon trip. After May 1st, they will be "at home" at their newly furnished apartment at 311 Chemung street in Waverly. A pre-nuptial event in honor of the bride, was a variety shower given on Monday afternoon, by Miss Lillian Young Tharp at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Tharp. The bride was recipient of many and elaborate wedding gifts. The bride is among the attractive and popular young ladies of Bath. A graduate of the Bath High School, and of Elmira College and its School of Music, she is at present a member of faculty of the Waverly High School. Mr. Knapp is junior member of the firm of H. W. Knapp and Son and is well known in business circles at Waverly and vicinity. Among the guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Knapp, Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John H. Murray, Jr., of Waverly; Miss Thurza H. Taynton and Mrs. John C. Abbott of Elmira; William H. Robinson of Rochester; Mr. Walter H. Lockerby of Ithaca; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Woodbury of Hornell; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Foster of Hammondsport; Mrs. Altha V. Woodwoth of Whitney's Point.

May 2, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: Church Society Names Officers. Waverly, May 2 - At the annual meeting of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon, officers were elected as follows: president, Mrs. Thomas Clements; vice-presidents, Mrs. Frank Howard, Mrs. Harry Knapp; secretary, Mrs. James Sullivan; treasurer, Mrs. George Knapp.

May 12, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: Report Shows Church Grows. Waverly, May 12, - The report of Harry W. Knapp, president of the Board of trustees, at the annual meeting showed that during the year ending May 1, the Presbyterian Church has raised $19,032.87. The budget for church expenses for the coming year has been oversubscribed and every department of the church is in a prosperous condition. Director of young people’s work Richard Parker reported that the attendance of the Sunday school has averaged 72 per cent of the enrollment, and that the Christian Endeavor Society was one of the largest and most active in the Binghamton district. Flourishing troops of Boy and Girl Scouts are maintained. Reports were given by Mrs. T. M. Clements for the missionary Society. Mrs. O. D. Cranmer for the Home Mission Guild; Mrs. G. B. Knapp for the Benevolent Society; W. K. Hart for the session and treasurer, Frank W. Merriam. Harry W. Knapp and Theodore Harding were elected trustees and A. C. Palmer, Walter Peck an Dr. William Hilton Elders.

May 14, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: Club Enjoys Fine Program. Grade Pupils Present Scene From “Peter Pan” in Connection With Musical Numbers - Plan Last Meeting. Waverly, May 14 - At the meeting of the Mother’s Club of the Lincoln street school Wednesday afternoon the pupils of the fourth and fifth grades gave a scene from Barrle’s play “Peter Pan.” Those who took part were: Phillip Carlyle, Kenneth Robinson, Ralph Smith, Fred Harshbarger, Jeannie Girow, William Corbin, Gerald Gibbs, Virginia Fenderson, James Emerson, Ruth Miller, Geraldine Casterline. A musical program was given consisting of a piano duet by Mrs. William Hall and Mrs. Arthur Abell: vocal solo, Mrs. Clifford Parshall; piano duet, Dorothy Barker and Katherine Frost; piano duet, Margaret Hale and Charlotte Knapp. Refreshements were served by the following committee: Mrs. John Huston, Mrs. J. W. Knapp, jr., Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Lloyd Rockwell, Mrs. Ernest Rockwell, Mrs. Wallace Kinney. At the business meeting it was decided to hold the last meeting of the year at Glen Park the second Wednesday in June.

May 19, 1925 Elmira: In Business Fifty Years. Waverly, May 19 - John C. VanAtta, the genial proprietor (proprietor of the business only, not the building) of the “corner drug store” here, is today celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his business career, which began just 50 years ago in the store of which he is now proprietor. On leaving school, he started as a clerk for the firm Slaughter and Wells. On Mr. Wells’ retirement he became a partner in the firm and after the death of Mr. Slaughter became sole proprietor. (Sole proprietor of business only, not the building. Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp sold the building to Earl Payne in 1946.)

June 19, 1925 Elmira Star Gazette: Prominent Waverly Resident And Rotary Clubman Dead. Frederick Leipziger Expires After Recurrent Attack of Acute Indigestion - Attended Club Meeting Thursday Noon - Prominent Business Man. Waverly, June 19 - Frederick Leipziger, aged fifty-three years, died unexpectedly at his home at 205 Chemung street, Waverly, at 9 o’clock Thursday evening of acute indigestion. He is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Julius Sayles of Waverly with whom he resided; Miss Hattie Leipziger and Miss Pauline Leipziger of New York City; three brothers, Lewis, Leo and Moe of New York City. He was the son of the late Elkan Leipziger of New York City and a nephew of the famous educator, Henry Leipziger also of that city. The decedent was a graduate of the College of the City of New York and after graduation took up the profession of certified public accountant. Seventeen years ago he came to Waverly and became manager of the clothing store of his brother-in-law, the later Julius Sayles. Mr. Leipziger had a severe attack of acute indigestion last Sunday but had so far recovered that he attended the meeting of the Waverly Rotary Club at the Presbyterian Church Thursday noon. He had a recurrent attack Thursday afternoon but his condition was not considered critical. He was lying down last evening and was talking to his sister. She left the room to answer the door bell and returned to find him dying. She immediately called his physician, Dr. Elsworth Gamble but he died before his arrival. Mr. Leipziger was one of Waverly’s most respected citizens, a courteous, keen and successful business man, always interested in public affairs and a man upon whose judgment his fellow citizens placed great reliance. He was president of the Waverly Rotary Club, elected in May, having previously held the offices of director and vice-president. He was preparing to attend the International Rotary Club convention at Cleveland last Sunday when taken ill. He was recently appointed chairman to arrange for the entertainment of Tribune fresh air children in Waverly this summer. His passing brings sorrow to the entire community. The funeral will be held from the home at 5 o’clock this afternoon. Rabbi Silverman of Elmira officiating. The body will be taken to New York City latet tonight over the Lehigh.

July 15, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: State Officer Addresses Club. Waverly, July 15. - Mrs. Charles Quick of Auburn, president of the New York State Women’s Syndodical Society, gave an interesting talk before the Woman’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon at a meeting held at the home of Mrs. George Knapp of (208) Chemung street on the schools for mountain whites at Dorland Park and Asheville, S. C. A letter was read from a missionary in China telling of the troubles during the uprising.

July 25, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: Gotham Fresh Air Kiddies Will be Guests at Waverly. Waverly, July 25. - A group of New York Tribune fresh air children will be brought to Waverly August 11 to 25. The local committee has secured several homes that will receive the youngsters and it is hoped that others will respond to the appeal. Those who cannot accommodate the children in their homes are asked to furnish money for their board and several nearby farmers have offered to care for them. The children will be brought to Waverly by a representative of the Tribune and will be received at the train by members of the local committee and taken to the home assigned to them. The following is the committee in charge: Superintendent of Schools Percy C. Meserve, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. H. C. Watrous, Mrs. Theodore P. Snook, Mrs. Harold Van Nest, Mrs. L. S. Betowski, Mrs. John Riley, Miss Alice Devlin, Mrs. E. C. French, Mrs. Charles Tracy, Mrs. H. B. Myhan, Mrs. Frank Hogan, Mrs. Lew Simonds, Mrs. F. C. Simmons.

July 28, 1925 Elmira Star Gazette: Landmarks Torn Down. Waverly, July 28 - The sheds on Elizabeth street, next to the Spencer Glove Company building, are being torn down and will be replaced by an up-to-date garage by Guy Kinsman who is now located on Waverly street. The sheds were formerly connected with the old Tioga hotel and are among Waverly's oldest landmarks.

August 28, 1925 The Binghamton Press: Real Estate For Sale. Auction Sales. Attention I will sell at public auction, the large beautiful home of Percy L. Lang, 202 Chemung St. (Next door to the west of 208 Chemung st.) Waverly, N. Y., on Wednesday, September 2, 1925 at 3 o'clock p. m., standard time. Residence consists of 13 rooms finished in quartered oak and mahogany. The exterior is wood and stucco. The third floor of this home could easily be arranged to be made into six rooms, making in all 24 rooms, and would make an ideal location for a tourists' inn, clubhouse, or a convalescent home, and is located in the main thoroughfare between Buffalo and New York City, and where values of location are constantly on the increase.This property could be made to have a wonderful income on the investment; large veranda on two sides of home; lawn all splendidly shrubbed and terraced including 6-car garage, and has 231 feet frontage on Chemung St. This is one of the most beautiful homes in Waverly and is equipped with all modern conveniences. The reason for this property being sold is ill health. Terms of sale; The purchaser of this home will be required to pay on day of sale at least $1,500.00 of the purchase price either in cash, certified check or New York Draft. Balance can be arranged, we believe, to suit purchaser. For terms and full particulars communicate with either Frank L. Howard, Attorney, address First National Bank Bldg., Waverly, New York, or J. G. Ideman, Auctioneer, 538 Powers Bldg., Rochester, N.Y.

Auction. - An unrestricted sale of very high class household furniture and furnishings belonging to Percy L. Lang, 202 Chemung St., Waverly, N. Y., will be held at the above named address, Wednesday, September 2, 1925, at 10 o'clock a. m., standard time, at public auction. Merchandise consists of 30 high grade Oriental rugs, several pieces of antiques; a very exquisite lot of mahogany furniture; single beds; dressers, chiffoniers, wardrobes; highboy; rockers; library tables; overstuffed furniture; several beautiful pictures in water colors and steel engravings by the finest artists; several genuine sets of French Haviland china; glassware; genuine mahogany dining room suite; buffet; china cabinet; table; drop leather seat chairs; large assortment of glassware; silverware; large lot of linen; bed linen, wool blankets; comforters; spreads; pillows and pillow cases; spreads; mahogany beds, springs and mattresses; drapes; portieres; library consists of the following volumes and by many of the world's famous authors such as Dumas, Balzac, Carlyle, Dickens, Emerson, Muhlbach, and several other French writers; library appraised at $2300; large assortment of firearms, ancient and antique and a large assortment of other house hold furnishings including all cooking utensils, kitchen tables and chairs; kitchen range; coal range, gas range; porch furniture, etc., all appraised at $15,000. The above merchandise is in excellent condition and warrants the best of patronage. Waverly lies 21 miles east of Elmira. This merchandise can be inspected the day prior to the sale. All merchandise sold as is. Terms cash. A deposit is required on day of sale either in cash, New York draft, or a certified check. All merchandise will be checked out immediately after sale. Percy L. Lang, Owner; Frank L. Howard Attorney; Address, National Bank Building, Waverly, N.Y. All roads lead to Waverly on above date. For particulars communicate with J. G. Ideman, auctioneer, 538 Powers Building, Rochester, N.Y.

October 25, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: Is to Report On Convention: Waverly, Oct. 28. - A meeting of Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held at the home of Mrs. F. A. Sawyer on (416) Chemung street, Wednesday, November 4, when Mrs. Frank L. Howard and Mrs. George B. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st.) will make their reports on the state convention recently held. A paper on “The Expansion of Europe” will be read by Mrs. Cass M. Williams. The assisting hostesses will be Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. Jessie Weller, Mrs. George Vastbinder, Mrs. Louis Daniel and Mrs. W. S. Morley.

October 28, 1925 Elmira Star-Gazette: Is to Report On Convention. Waverly, Oct. 28,- A meeting of Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held at the home of Mrs. F. A. Sawyer on Chemung street, Wednesday, November 4, when Mrs. Frank L. Howard and Mrs. George B. Knapp will make their reports on the state convention recently held. A paper on “The Expansion of Europe” will be read by Mrs. Cass M. Williams. The assisting hostesses will be Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. Jessie Weller, Mrs. George Vastbinder, Mrs. Louis Daniel and Mrs. W. S. Morley.

December 14, 1925 Elmira Star Gazette: Tearing Down Old Landmark. Waverly, Dec. 14 - The work of tearing down the two-story frame house on Fulton street, adjacent to the postoffice, until recently occupied by Fred Brown (431 Fulton st.), to make way for a two-story business block, was commenced this morning by Mr. Brown. The new block will be divided into three stores and three living apartments, while Mr. Brown will also add another story to the store already occupied by Cass M. Williams on the south of the new block, to be arranged into a living apartment. The house now being torn down is one of Waverly's landmarks and was occupied for many years by the late James Bray, for years the publisher of the Waverly Free Press.

1926 - 1930, at 337 Broad Street, Dr. Frederick E. Snook, dentist (from Don Merrill's collection)

January 16, 1926 Elmira Star-Gazette: Maurice Again Heads Waverly Country Club. Waverly, Jan. 16. - Archie S. Maurice of Athens was re-elected president of the Shepard Hills Country Club by the directors following the annual meeting of the members at the village hall here last evening. Mr. Maurice has been president of the club for several years, and has served with credit to himself and the organization. The financial report of the club made last night by Treasurer Frank L. Howard showed the organization to be in the best condition in its history, and the report was heard by the members present with a feeling of gratification that the club appears to be now upon a firm financial footing for the first time in its history, with a substantial sum in the treasury after payment of some of the indebtedness. President Maurice’s report was also exceptionally good showing what had been done during the last year in the way of improvements and outlining some for the future. A resolution was adopted by the members to the effect that after notice has been officially given the clubhouse shall be closed for the winter months and can only be used by members after they have obtained permission from the house committee. The members also went on record as favoring the employment of a professional seven months out of the year, a new step in the life of the club. The name of Fay Albee, who has acted in that capacity on and off for the last several years, but only on a part time basis, was most frequently heard. However, at a meeting of the directors following the annual meeting, President Maurice appointed a committee of which he himself is the chairman to engage a professional and among those to be interviewed, of course, will be Mr. Albee, who is a resident of Waverly. The other members of the committee are Ray L. Gebhardt, George B. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) and Frederick E. Lyford. Other officers to the club for the ensuing year are George B. Knapp, vice-president; Frank L. Howard, treasurer, re-elected; Edson A. Tilton, secretary, re-elected. The directors for the ensuing year are all the same as last with the exception of George B. Knapp, who succeeds Philip Higgins, to whom president Maurice paid a tribute for his work for the club in past years. The directors are: Frank L. Howard, George B. Knapp, Frederick E. Lyford and Harold C. Watrous, Waverly; Ray L. Gebhardt, L. W. Dorsett, Dr. E. E. Williams and Leon B. Shedden, Sayre; A. S. Maurice, David A. Keefe, Walter T. Page and J. M. Felt of Athens.

February 12, 1926 Elmira Star Gazette: Chimney Fire Causes Damage. Waverly, Feb. 12 - The fire department was called to the home of Mrs. D. D. Knapp at 459 Waverly street at 9:35 o’clock this morning, where an overheated chimney had burned a hole through the dining room ceiling and into the flooring and partitions of the second floor. Mrs. Knapp was taken to the home of H. W. Knapp, a few doors away by the fire police. She was not affected by the smoke, but is more than 80 years old and it was thought best to remove her from the building. The blaze was easily extinguished with the use of chemicals. The damage will amount to about $150, and is covered by insurance.

February 25, 1926 Elmira Star-Gazette: Chapter Names Delegates To Big Congress. Waverly, Feb. 25. - Delegates and alternates to the Continental Congress to be held in April in Washington were elected at an open meeting of Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the home of Mrs. Frank A. Bell on (305) Chemung street last evening. It was one of two open meetings held by the chapter during the year. Mrs. F. A. Sawyer was elected delegate to the congress, while the alternates are Mrs. W. S. Morley, Mrs. James H. Sullivan, Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Miss Jean Merriam and Miss Grace Hicks. A delightful musical program was given during the evening, while other business matters were discussed by the chapter, after which a social hour was enjoyed.

April 10, 1926 The Binghamton Press: Percy L. Lang Of Waverly Is Dead. Leading Business Man Of Tioga County Passes Away in Rochester. Wavery. April 10 - Percy L. Lang of this village died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilmot Hall, in Rochester, Friday morning. Mr. Lang was 65 years old and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hall of Rochester, Mrs. George Dayton of Towanda, Mrs. Harold Clarey and Mrs. Phyllis Fitts of Binghamton; a son, Percy, Jr., of Rochester, and an aunt, Mrs. Maria Thomas of Owego. He was the son of Andrew J. Lang, founder of the old Waverly Academy. He was graduated from Yale University. He was a member of the football team and champion varsity wrestler. On his return from college he was for a time engaged in the hardware business. Later he entered the First National Bank, of which he was a director and vice president. He was actively engaged in the bank until three years ago when he was taken ill. He was for years president of the board of directors of Craig Colony. During the war he was state director of the sale of war certificates. Mr. Lang was a member of Waverly Lodge, F. A. M., of this village and St. Omer Commandery, Elmira. He also was a member of the A. A. O. N. M. Shrine. He was a charter member of the Tioga Hose company and served on the village Board of Trustees and also the Board of Education. He was one the of founders of the Country Club. He was a member of the Waverly Presbyterian church. The body was brought to Waverly today and the funeral will be held from the Waverly Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 1926 Elmira Star Gazette: Buys Beautiful Waverly Home. W. R. Stebbins has purchased of W. Bartlow the residence, 475 Waverly street and will take possession at once. Mr. Stebbins will reside in the house and will remodel the first floor to be used as a funeral home. The house was built and formerly was occupied by Frank L. Howard and is one of the most valuable properties in the village.

May 27, 1926 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly, May 27. - The marriage of Miss Mary Haas, daughter of Mrs. Julia Haas of (6) Athens street, Waverly, and Clarence Carey, son of Justice of the Peace William P. Carey of Sayre, was solemnized this morning at 11:30 o’clock in the parochial residence of St. James’ church, by the Rev. Edward F. Dwyer. The couple was attended by Miss Catherine Lundergan of New York and Daniel Haas. A reception and wedding breakfast was served at the Brownie tea room after the ceremony. Mr. Carey has secured a position in the Adirondacks and Mr. and Mrs. Carey will spend the summer there.

July 24, 1926 Elmira Star-Gazette: Soon to Sail. Waverly, July 24. - Ralph Knapp, graduate of Waverly High School and Colgate University, who at present is visiting his brothers, Harry (455 Waverly st.), Joseph (97 Center st.) and George Knapp (208 Chemung st.) of Waverly will sail Monday from New York City on route for Poland, where he will have charge of a three-year engineering contract in the construction of reservoirs and laying water mains for Polish cities. He is in the employ of the Uhlen & Company Construction Company of New York City.

August 3, 1926 Elmira Star Gazette: Shepard Offers Land for Street. Waverly, Aug.3. - I. Prentice Shepard appeared before the Village Board of Trustees last evening and offered to dedicate a street extending from Pine Street to the Elmira state road. The new street would start on Pine Street just south of the Grove and would connect with the state road south of the Iron Kettle. Mr. Shepard said that three handsome new residences were already planned for this location. He also offered to dedicate land for a street to connect the proposed new street with Elmira Street at the west line of the west end school building. The matter was referred to the Street Committee.

August 3, 1926 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly, Aug.3. - After an extended executive session last evening, the village board of trustees adopted an ordinance restricting parking on Chemung Street and Lincoln Avenue to one half hour, with the exception of weddings and funerals, and with the further stipulation that no cars shall park opposite each other. Parking on Broad Street between Fulton and Clark Streets was also restricted to 20 minutes, while parking was entirely prohibited on the south side of Tioga Street. The ordinance is effective Sept. 1, at noon, and provides for a $5 penalty for each violation. Village Clerk Arthur S. Kitchen presented his resignation to take effect Sept. 1 and H. C. Watrous was appointed to fill the vacancy. Mr. Kitchen and his father are disposing of their Broad Street business preparatory to moving to Florida to reside. Last night’s meeting was adjourned until next Monday evening when the completed tax roll will be presented.

August 16, 1926 Binghamton Press And Leader: A consolidation of the Empire Grain and Elevator Co. of this city, and the Tioga Mill and Elevator Co. of Waverly, has been effected, according to announcement made today.... The Tioga Mill and Elevator Co. of Waverly, is the largest concern of its kind in Tioga county. This company owns six and a half acres of land in the eastern part of the village of Waverly and possesses splendid switching facilities with the D. L. & W., Erie and Lehigh Valley railroads in that place. The company manufactures many patented feed formulas which are said to be widely used among stock and poultry growers throughout the country. Arthur C. Palmer, now president of the Tioga Mill and Elevator Co., will be president of the new concern. President L. M. Wilson of the Empire Grain and Elevator Co. of this city will be vice president. The capitalization of the new company will be $500,000. ...

October 14, 1926 Elmira Star Gazette: Knapp Writes Interesting Letter On Conditions Found in Poland. Waverly, Oct. 14 - Ralph Knapp, son of Mrs. J. W. Knapp of (208 Chemung st.) Waverly and who sailed for Poland early in August as an engineer in charge of construction for Ulm & Company, constructing engineers of New York City, has written an interesting letter to his mother. Mr. Knapp is a graduate of the Waverly High School and Colgate University and his firm has extensive contracts in Poland, covering a series of years, chief of which is constructing reservoirs for public water supplies for several large cities, an innovation in Poland. He is located near the Russian boundary and he states that the weather is bleak and cold. He has witnessed very few storms and the work has been delayed but little. His firm has 2,400 men in its employ and on some of the jobs are working night and day. He says the Polish laborers are great talkers and fighters and that they wear the same clothing for years and that they use patches of many colors. Mr. Knapp states that when war is declared grandfather, father, and son all respond. Mr. Knapp says there are no oranges or grape fruit to be procured and many other articles of food common in America are missing and it is hard to get accustomed to the bill of fare. Of the population of 30,000,000 about 30 per. cent are Jews. Katawice, a city of 150,000 is the most modern and is very clean and orderly. Poland as a nation under its own government is getting better and better and the coal strike in England is a great factor in its prosperity. Ulm & Company's constructive program covers four years and will add materially in the development of the natural resources of Poland. Mr. Knapp says that he is enjoying his experience very much. (Ralph is George Knapp's brother and Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's brother-in-law.)

October 15, 1926 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wanted. Load to Newark, N. J., or en route about Oct. 25. Return load from Rochester Nov. 1. 3-ton van. H. G. Evans 7 Athens Street Waverly, N. Y.

November 27, 1926 The Binghamton Press: Laymen of high standing in their communities will serve on the 35 or more committees that will promote in the various churches of the Presbytery of Binghamton the movement to raise $100,000 as part of the $15,000,000 national fund to provide adequate pensions for ministers and missionaries of the church. Headed by William G. Phelps of this city as general chairman, the movement is gaining impetus among the churches of the Presbytery. ...Several church committees have been appointed, others are in the process of being formed. The committees already set up are as follows: ... First Presbyterian church , Waverly - W. S. Hall, chairman; L. D. Atwater, H. C. Baldwin, F. A. Bell, C. W. Carroll, S. C. Hall, L. C. Hardy, W. K. Hart, Dr. W. M. Hilton, E. E. F. Jung; H. W. Knapp, George B. Knapp, John H. Murray, Sr., A. C. Palmer, Walter Peck, E. A. Tilton, Wallace S. Young. ...

January 22, 1927 The Binghamton Press: The assessors of the town of Barton have begun work in the village of Waverly, changing the assessment of many village properties to nearer the actual market value. This is being done in conformance with the orders from the Tioga county supervisors, who voted in December to raise the assessment on all real-prorperty in the county to its market value. The assessors are assisted by Charles H. Snyder of Albany, an expert from the state tax bureau. The assessors have been supplied with a list of all the sales of properties during the last two years to aid them in their work, and these properties are being assessed at the price for which they were sold.

February 10, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: School Honor Lists Given. Waverly, Feb. 10 - The honor rolls for the grade schools during the last period follows: … Second Honor Roll. Grove School …Lincoln Street:… West End School: Fourth grade - Winifred Jones, Irene Lofstrom, Evan Lougher, Helen Lucy, Gertrude Macdonald. Fifth grade - Myron Flynn, John Hurley, Paul Seidel, William Wilson, Robert Brainard, Mary Conley, Margaret Hall, Catherine Johnson, Charlotte Knapp, Charlotte Lewis, Helen Sullivan, Lena Shaff, Grace Wright, Robert Williams. East Waverly …

February 23, 1927 Elmira Star Gazette: One Pony Planer - Combination rip and cut off saw, ten horse electric motor, shafting and belting. Guy S. Warren, 300 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.

Video - "Bits Of Waverly" Produced by Edward J. Pash, Waverly, NY: Scenes from 1927

April 7, 1927 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: Erie Railroad Magazine Has Interesting Story of Origin of Names of Cities on the Road. The March issue of the Erie Railroad Magazine includes an interesting article on the origin of names of various stations on that railroad in this section including the city of Corning. "Corning was named for Erastus Corning of Albany, capitalist and first president of the New York Central Railroad Company. ... "Waverly - In the early days the little settlement was called Villemont; in the forties the name was changed to Waverley. In 1854 when the village was incorporated and at the suggestion, it is said, of J. E. Hallett, a lover of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, the "e" was dropped and Waverly became the official name of the village. ...

May 2, 1927 Elmira Star Gazette: Golfers Answer Call of Spring. Waverly, May 2. - Bright sunshine Saturday and Sunday attracted many members of the Shepard Hills Country Club to the golf course and club house. The grounds are in excellent shape and the opening was two weeks earlier than a year ago. The greens committee under the chairmanship of George B. Knapp had everything in readiness for the players. The clubhouse had also been renovated and locker rooms and shower baths prepared for the convenience of the members.

May 10, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: Planing Mill Outfit complete, with 10-horse motor, shafting and belting complete. Guy S. Warren, 300 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. At home after 5:30.

May 19, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: Girl Scout Members. Waverly, May 19 - Mrs. Harry Eisenhart (44 Pine st.), Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st.) and Mrs. W. N. Best (202 Chemung st.) are the Waverly members of the Bradford County Girl Scout Council. Mrs. Eisenhart has been elected deputy scout commissioner.

July 26, 1927 Elmira Star Gazette: Country Club Buys Six-Acre Property. Waverly, July 26 - Shepard Hills Country Club has purchased of William O’Brien six acres of land north of their present holding along the Elmira road. The plot is known as “The Pines” on account of the splendid row of pines which extends the entire length north and south. Mr. O’Brien was loath to part with the land but did so as an act of courtesy to the country club which wanted to buy it badly. The new acquisition will add a very attractive plot to the Country Club property.

July 28, 1927 Elmira Star Gazette: Old Erie House, Historic Landmark, to be Removed; Once Terminal for Stages. Waverly, July 28 - Reported purchase by Sullivan Garfield of South Waverly, of the old Erie House, just across the Erie tracks in South Waverly, has aroused much interest in Waverly and the Southern Tier. The old hotel is located on Loder Street. It is reported Mr. Garfield plans to demolish the structure. With the demolition of this building, Waverly will lose another of its old landmarks, several of which have been torn down within the past few years. The Erie House was formerly known as the "Bradford House" and was erected at the corner of Erie and Bradford Streets in Pennsylvania by Jacob Reel, grandfather of Mrs. John W. Storms of Bradford Street, South Waverly, shortly after the Erie Railroad first came through Waverly in 1849. For many years the Bradford House bore an excellent reputation and was the chief hostelry in this section, drawing a large percentage of its patronage from the travelers who came to town over the then new railroad. The village of Waverly grew rapidly after the coming of the railroad. Before that time, most of the homes in this section were situated in Factoryville, now East Waverly. Between Factoryville and "Loder Summit," the name of the postoffice situated on the Chemung River road in the front yard of the present Shepard farmhouse, stage coaches between Owego and Elmira passed very few houses. When stage coaches were the chief means of travel, coaches made regular runs between Owego and Elmira and between Towanda and Elmira. The stage coaches from these two routes always stopped at "Pierce's Tavern," situated near the present I. P. Shepard residence on Chemung Street and while the passengers and drivers received liquid or more substantial refreshments, the mail to Athens was delivered on horseback and mail from Athens to Elmira or Towanda was brought back to the stage coach in the same manner. With the coming of the Erie it was soon seen that a hostelry was needed nearer the tracks and for this reason the Bradford House was erected and for several years this hotel enjoyed a large patronage. But with the growth of the village after the coming of the railroad and the establishment of the business section through Broad Street, where it still exists, two large hotels were soon erected on the street and the Synder House at the corner of Fulton and Broad streets and the American Hotel, which stood where the Amusu theater now stands, drew much of the patronage which had previously made the Bradford House their headquarters in this section. After the death of Mr. Reel, the original owner, the hotel passed into other hands and rapidly lost its prestige. The place was refused a license to sell intoxicants by the State of Pennsylvania and was moved from the corner of Bradford Street to the northwest corner of the lot where it now stands, half in Pennsylvania and half in New York State. A New York State license was procured and the bar stood for a number of years on the New York State side of the big lobby. The fact that the building stood on the state line has been a source of much trouble, both to New York State and Pennsylvania authorities and many a culprit has sought safety from the law in the building and defied arrest by being across the "state line" whenever officers from either state visited the place.

August 11, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wanted - Woman for general housework. Good wages. Washing out. Mrs. George B. Knapp 208 Chemung Street Waverly, N. Y. Telephone 413 aug.11-12-13.

August 13, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wanted - Woman for general housework. Good wages. Washing out. Mrs. George B. Knapp 208 Chemung Street Waverly, N. Y. Telephone 413 aug.11-12-13

August 25, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: Ithacans Defeat Waverly Golfers. Waverly, Aug. 25 - Ithaca golfers defeated the Shepard Hills Country Club team here Wednesday afternoon 23 to 22. Luncheon at the clubhouse, under the direction of Mrs. George Knapp, chairman of the club auxiliary, and dinner at the Iron Kettle after the match, were enjoyed.

September 17, 1927 The Binghamton Press, Saturday Evening: Beauty Seeking Drivers Urged to Travel West. Colorful Scenery Marks Trip Between Here and Corning. Round Trip 155 Miles.... Twenty-five miles, 40 miles, 42 miles, and Waverly where John Shepard, hardy pioneer, in 1796, purchased a thousand acres of land and set up a trading post. Soon a sawmill was set up, then came a group of houses, the beginning of Waverley. But the course is westward. Forty-two, 50, 59 miles, and Elmira is reached. ... The routing is simple. Liberty Highway is followed the entire distance. The towns in the progress westward are: Vestal, Apalachin, Owego, Tioga Center, Smithboro, Barton, Waverly, Chemung, Lowman, Elmira, Horseheads, Big Flats, Corning.

On October 8, 1927, George Brinker Knapp died. George's parents: Joseph Warren Knapp and Frances Durkee Knapp. George had an Uncle, Arthur Brinker, husband of his Aunt Josephine Knapp Brinker. This must be where George's middle name came from after his Uncle. George's paternal grandparents were Mary Ann Shackleton Knapp and William Knapp. A cousin to George was Frank L. Howard who married Josephine Frisbee Howard.

October 10, 1927 Waverly: George B. Knapp Killed By Charge from Shotgun. Prominent Waverly Man Dies Instantly When Gun Is Accidently Discharged At Home Here. George Brinker Knapp, accidently shot himself at 5:30 Saturday afternoon in his bedroom at his home, 208 Chemung street. Mr. Knapp has been ill for several weeks and had only recently returned from Glen Springs Sanitarium, Watkins Glen where he had been receiving treatments. He was much improved in health, however, and was making plans to start on a brief squirrel hunting trip with friends this week. Mr. Knapp had just taken a bath and returned to his room to dress. Mrs. Knapp, his wife, was on the first floor of the home and was making preparations to take Mr. Knapp for a short automobile ride before dinner. Hearing a noise as if someone had fallen, Mrs. Knapp hastened to her husband's room and found him lying upon his back on the floor with a large wardrobe trunk, which stood in the room, over turned and lying partially on Mr. Knapp. A shotgun, which had been lying across the top of the trunk and which Mr. Knapp had been cleaning in readiness for the hunting trip, had been fired, probably as the trunk had fallen and the charge had entered the body of her husband, passing through his chest. Dr. F. H. Spencer, the family physician, was summoned and found that life was extinct. He called Coroner J. T. Tucker who made an examination and decided that death was accidental. The decedent was born in Waverly in November, 1885, and had resided in this village all his life. He was engaged for a short time in the dry goods business with his father but had retired from active business life some years ago. Mr. Knapp, while not taking an active part in the civic life of the village on account of ill-health, was one of the best known citizens of this community. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Waverly; a member of Tioga Hose company and a charter member of the Shepard Hills Country club. In the latter organization, Mr. Knapp always had taken a very active part. Being an ardent golf enthusiast, he had played in most of the tournaments of the past few years and for a time was chairman of the tournament committee and also of the greens committee. He was a director of the Citizen's National Bank. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp; one daughter, Charlotte at home; his mother, Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp Sr., who resided with her son, and three brothers, Harry and Joseph of Waverly and Ralph, at present in Warsaw, Poland. Funeral services will be held at the late home Tuesday at 2:30 and will be private. Rev. Albert O. Caldwell, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery. (Sanitariums were medical facilities for long-term illness, most typically associated with treatment of tuberculosis. There was no cure or treatment for tuberculosis until 1946, except for sanitariums or surgery.)

October 10, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: GEORGE B. KNAPP FUNERAL TUESDAY; Shock to Valley. Waverly, Oct. 10. - The funeral of George Brinker Knapp, whose tragic death occurred Saturday afternoon at his home, 208 Chemung Street, will be held at the home Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. Albert O. Caldwell, minister of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp were preparing to go for an automobile ride, and Mr. Knapp had gone upstairs to prepare for it. Mr. Knapp had been preparing to go hunting and had his shot gun out getting it ready. In some manner it exploded. Mrs. Knapp, hearing a noise as if something had fallen, rushed upstairs to find her husband’s body lifeless. Dr. F. Hallett Spencer was called but life was extinct and he immediately notified Coroner John T. Tucker who pronounced death due to accidental shooting. Mr. Knapp was 41 years of age and is survived by his widow; one daughter, Charlotte; his mother, Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, sr., and three brothers, Harry W. and Joseph W., of Waverly, and Ralph W. Knapp, who is in Poland. Mr. Knapp took an active part in the Shepard Hills Country Club, holding several offices in that club, at the time of his death being vice president. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Tioga Hose Company and Loyal Order of Moose. He was not in active business, but was a director of the Citizens’ National Bank. Mr. Knapp had a pleasing personality and had a host of friends.

October 13, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: George B. Knapp. Waverly, Oct. 12. - Funeral of the late George B. Knapp was held from the home on Chemung Street, Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Albert O. Caldwell officiated. The bearers were Philip Finch, Robert Fish and Edgar Sebring, of Elmira, Cecil Berry, Wilton Hall and Harold Watrous, of Waverly. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.

October 14, 1927 Elmira Star-Gazette: Directors Take Action On Death Of Geo. B. Knapp. Waverly, Oct. 14. - The board of directors of the Citizens’ National Bank Thursday adopted resolutions on the death of the late George Brinker Knapp, a member of the board up to the time of his death. The resolutions: “Whereas, God, in his wise providence has seen fit to remove from our midst our associate and fellow director, George B. Knapp, therefore, be it. “Resolved, that we, the Directors of the Citizens’ National Bank of Waverly, New York, express our profound and sincere appreciation that in the death of Mr. Knapp this Bank and the Community have lost one who was true in the fulfillment of all his obligations, earnest in every duty, valued for his ready co-operation, admired for his sterling qualities, and beloved as a genial and loyal friend and associate, leaving a void difficult to fill, and be it further “Resolved, that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Citizen’s National Bank of Waverly, New York, and copies thereof be sent to the widow and mother of the late Mr. Knapp expressing our great sympathy for them in their bereavement.

1927 (circa 1927) Cooperstown NY The Glimmerglass: At The Fenimore The following guests registered at Hotel Fenimore on Friday; Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Walsh, and R. L. Smith of New York City; Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Carland and Miss Betty Carland of Nutley, N. J.; Mrs. F. I. Burnell of South Norwalk, Conn.; Mrs. M. A. Gibbons and Mrs. M. H. Walsh of Scranton, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Pilat and family of Ossining; Miss C. V. Donnelly and Dr. E. W. Masten of Albany; Miss Cecile Little of Glen Ridge, N. J.; Miss Grace Merrich of East Orange, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Firsching and son of Utica; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Palmer (329 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Kellogg (468 Pennsylvania ave. Waverly, NY), Mrs. F. B. Kinter, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Jr. (97 Center st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. G. B. Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) and the Misses Elnora and Charlotte Knapp (208 Chemung st.) of Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Mixsell, Miss Ruth Walter and M. F. Mixsell of Rochester; A. O. Jillson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; E. R. Martin of Binghamton. Miss Flora Kemp of New York City arrived yesterday for a week's stay. Mrs. D. J. Schofield and mother and Mrs. Adolph Hoerner of St. Louis, Mo., on Friday.

From 1928 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 7 Athens Street - Henry G. Evans trucking and Gabriel W. Evans; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp, Frances E. Knapp wid Joseph W. b, Ronald C. Van Atta

February 23, 1928 Elmira Star-Gazette: Washington’s Birthday Observed By D. A. R. Chapter at Luncheon. Waverly, Feb. 23 - Carantouan Chapter, D. A. R., celebrated Washington’s birthday with a luncheon meeting at the home of Mrs. Josephine Vastbinder on (443) Fulton Street Wednesday afternoon. … At the business meeting Mrs. Frederick A. Sawyer was elected delegate to the Memorial Continental Congress to be held in April at Washington. The following alternates were elected: Mrs. George Vastbinder, Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st.), Mrs. Charles Merrill, Miss Grace Hick, Miss Jean Merriam. …

April 19, 1928 Elmira Star-Gazette: Plan Bridge Tea. Waverly, April 19. - A bridge tea wil be held Friday, April 27 afternoon and evening at the home of Mrs. W. N. Best, (202) Chemung Street for the benefit of the Girl Scout Council of Waverly. Mrs. Gertrude Knapp will be the assisting hostess.

July 27, 1928 The Binghamton Press: Mrs. Mills Gives Luncheon. Mrs. Daniel B. Mills entertained at luncheon at her home, 8 Johnson avenue, yesterday afternoon for several out-of-town guests. They were Mrs. Frank E. Munn (207 Chemung st.), Mrs. Fred Slawson (98 Center-Centre st.), Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Jr. (97 Centre st.), Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st.), Mrs. Louise Benson, Mrs. William Clements (436 Pennsylvania ave.), all of Waverly, and Wallace Slawson of White Plains.

August 21, 1928 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly Couple Will Observe Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. Waverly. Aug. 21. -Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Evans of 7 Athens Street, Waverly, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at their home on Saturday, with a reception for their friends and neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have lived on the same street since coming to Waverly 35 years ago, and enjoy the acquaintance of a wide circle of friends throughout this community. They reside in the same house with their son, H. G. Evans, well known truckman, and his family, at the present time, but formerly lived across the street from their present address. Mr. Evans has been a reader of The Star-Gazette for 35 years. Mr. Evans but recently returned from nearly a year’s work as millwright in erecting one of the largest mills in the country at Geneva, and he and his wife are now planning the celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Mr. Evans has been both a millwright and a miller, and is equally proficient in either trade, although he has been working as a millwright now for many years past. Mr. and Mrs. Evans were married at Sherman, Wayne County, Pa., on August 25, 1878, by Mr. Evans’ father, the Rev. George Evans, a Baptist minister, who came to the country with his family from England. Both Mr. and Mrs. Evans have been lifelong Baptists, and are communicants at the Waverly Baptist Church. They resided in Sherman for a time, and then moved to Elkland, Pa., where they resided several years, and 35 years ago they came to Waverly, where Mr. Evans installed the machinery in what was then known as the Personious’ mill. This mill is now owned by the Kasco Company, and is one of Waverly’s most prominent manufacturing establishments. He remained as head miller at this plant for seven years, and then branched out as a millwright for himself. Three children were born to them, two of whom are now living, the son, with whom they make their home, and Mrs. George E. Moffat of Seneca Falls. A reception will be held at their home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 o’clock Saturday afternoon and evening, when it is expected a large number of friends will extend their felicitations on the happy occasion.

August 22, 1928 Elmira Star Gazette: Wheeler Man Buys Hotel at Waverly. William Carmady Sells the Norwood Hotel, Leading Hostelry in Waverly, to C. F. Steele and Takes Over Wheeler Business. Waverly, Aug. 22 - The Norwood Hotel, Waverly's leading hostelry for many years, has been sold by William Carmady to C. F. Steele of Wheeler, N.Y., who took possession yesterday. ... At the same time, Mr. Carmady made it known that he becomes part owner and manager of a large general store, with a garage, blacksmith shop and feed mill at Wheeler, which position Mr. Steele relinquishes to come here to take over the ownership of the hotel. ... (W. Carmady purchased the equipment and business of the Norwood 11 years ago from Charles Merrill and two years later purchased the building.)

October 12, 1928, Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly, Oct. 12 - High School Honor Pupils. … Second Honors. The second honor list is an average list. No single mark is below 80 per cent, and the general average must be 85 per cent or above. Many of the averages are above 90 per cent. …. seventh grade - …. Charlotte Knapp…..

October 12, 1928 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hundred Attend Dedication Of Guthrie Memorial Clinic; Surgeon’s Labor Is Praised. …. Dr. Mayo Speaks … Life Now Longer. “In the 16th century, the average span of life was 20 years; in 1850, if had doubled; in 1875, it was advanced another five years, and now it is 58 years. Preventative medicine is the medicine of today. We must have hospitals. How many of the sick would have been in hospitals today if they had been educated right in their earlier years? We must look after the child. It should have as much right to health as it has to an education. “Eighty seven per cent of the deaths of today are due to some infection, either chronic or acute. We don’t know we’re sick unless we have a pain. “By grouping medicine it is able to carry itself on without the great costs to the average person that would ensue if doctors did their work individually. Dr. Guthrie has sold modern medicine to this community. This is a remarkable demonstration, a whole community takes part in it. Hospitals should be developed in all communities for the care of the sick. “I am going to tell you something that Dr. Guthrie could not tell you. During the last five years, institutions, hospitals, colleges have been after him to come to them, to leave this little town of Sayre, and they would look after him, but he did not go. Some one has said we need a vision to carry on. I think it is about 10 per cent. inspiration, and 90 per cent. perspiration, and that’s what Dr. Guthrie has given. Suggests Laboratory. “In concluding, I would suggest, after the modern six-story hospital building which is contemplated here is erected, that a building be erected in the rear of the grounds for a research laboratory, for in this lies the future of medicine, to develop preventative medicine and the intelligent care of the sick. The life of a man is always more valuable than the life of the guinea pig.” …

November 17, 1928 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Honor Roll Announced. Waverly, Nov. 17 - The Waverly Junior High School honor roll for the period ending Nov. 8, is announced by Principal Miss Mary Muldoon as follows: The first honor list is not an average list. It indicates that every subject has been passed with a mark of 90 per cent. or above. Ninth grade - Charlene Rouze, Helen Cade, Jeanne Giroux, Paul Betowski. Eighth Grade - Charles Ackley, Arthur Barton, Frank Boyle, Robert Looms. Seventh Grade - George Cade, Helen Bialy, Mary Conley, Margaret Hall, Charlotte Knapp, Geraldine Miller, Genevieve Peckally, Eleryn Schultz, Mary Sutherland, Grace Wright....

February 12, 1929 Elmira Star-Gazette: Students on Honor Lists At Waverly. Following is the list of honor students in the Waverly schools for January: First Honor Roll, ...Elm Street. Marie Covey, Helen Flynn, Elnora Knapp, Robert Lougher, Gertrude Macdonald, Clarence McCray, Phillip Perry, Palmer Simonds, Margaret Tyrrell, Irene Lofstrom....

February 13, 1929 Elmira Star-Gazette: Many Attend Party For Hospital Fund. Waverly, Feb. 13 - The benefit card party for the People’s Hospital at the home of Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) yesterday was a successful affair and cards were played at 25 tables. A substantial sum was netted for the hospital funds.

February 15, 1929 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly, Feb. 15. - The Elmira College Club of the valley will meet Saturday at 3 p.m. with Mrs. Phillips Knapp, (311) Chemung Street, Waverly.

February 26, 1929 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly Leaders Confer With Hospital Workers in Preparation for Coming Drive. Waverly, Feb. 26. - With R. W. McEwen presiding, 35 men and women met Monday night in headquarters office of the $300,000 campaign for the Tioga County General Hospital on Fulton Street. ... At the meeting were D. M. Handrick, Mrs. W. M. Swain, Edward Snell, William C. Farley, R. W. McEwen, Floyd Beers, W. Manley Hollenbeck, Jesse Hart, Mrs. Edna DeWitt, Miss Ruth Fish, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. George Atwood, Mrs. A. F. Eaton, A. F. Eaton, Mrs. Ida Horton, Mayor J. C. Drake, Glen Wilmarth, Quigg Albright, Ted McDonald, Mrs. Herman Olney, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. Louis Buley, Miss Jean Merriam, Mrs. Harry Gooding, Mrs. T. M. Clements, Mrs. A. O. Caldwell, Harvey Ingham, Mrs. L. S. Betowski, Mrs. Harvey Brewster, C. W. McCray, E. W. Eaton, Dr. Guy S. Carpenter, S. Zausmer and Luther B. Hardy.

February 27, 1929 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hospital Campaign Leaders Ready For Intensive Drive. Organization of Many New Communities is Reported -— Presbyterian Women Are Ready to Aid Work —Ulster, Owego, Organize.

Waverly, Feb. 27.—Increasing interest in the campaign to raise $300,000 for the Tioga County General Hospital is emphasized by developments Tuesday in both organization of communities and arrangements for the campaign, according to Hart I Seely, campaign chairman.
A group of women of the Waverly Presbyterian Church have resolved themselves into a campaign arrangements committee under the leadership of Mrs. George Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) on the request of Mr. Seely. This committee will have charge of the arrangements for the suppers which will be served to the entire workers' organization for reports and instructions during the intensive period of the campaign, Mar. 15 to 25. There will be an opening dinner for the workers when the intensive period starts, three rally report suppers and a closing victory dinner on the last night of the campaign. Mr. Seely expressed deep appreciation for the acceptance by the Presbyterian women of the responsibility for these suppers, all of which will be held in the social hall of the church. Arrangements with the women of other churches are now being made by the committee for assistance in serving the suppers.

March 19, 1929 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hospital Campaign Workers Will Attend Dinner Tonight; The Rev. L. W. Lunn to Talk. Waverly, Mar. 19 - The Rev. L . W. Lunn, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, will speak to workers in the $300,000 campaign for the Tioga County General Hospital who will attend the first rally-report supper at 6:30 o’clock this evening in the social hall of the Waverly Presbyterian Church. Workers from all parts of Tioga County and the adjacent communities which form the district to be served by the new hospital will be present. The method to be used in making reports was outlined Saturday at the campaign headquarters office in Waverly. Every worker will find a report envelope at his place this evening. In this envelope he will place the signed pledge cards of subscriptions which he has obtained. He will then give this envelope to his captain who will place the worker’s envelope together with the envelopes of the other members of his team in a large envelope and will announce the results obtained by his team from the floor. Following the rally the amounts reported by each team will be posted on a special bulletin board in the hall which has been designed to record the progress of the various teams throughout the campaign. Harry LaBarr, certified public accountant of Sayre, had volunteered his services in auditing all reports during the campaign. After each report rally Mr. LaBarr, with his corps of accountants, will check the reports. Community singing at the meeting will be led by Fenimore Leonari of Owego. Mrs. Jessie Weller will accompany the singing on the piano. The supper will be served by the young women of the Waverly Catholic Church, according to Mrs. George B. Knapp, chairman of the arrangements committee in charge of the campaign suppers. Sunday was observed as “Hospital Sunday” by many of the churches in the district which will be served by the new hospital. In some churches the entire service was devoted to the movement for more adequate hospitalization and in others special announcements called attention to the humanitarian value of the project.

May 6, 1929 Elmira Star Gazette: Miss Crowell To Wed. Miss Lucia Crowell of West First Street entertained at a luncheon of charming appointments at the DeLuxe Inn Saturday, honoring Miss Fern Dowd of Waverly, whose engagement to Marcy Bartholomew of Waverly was recently announced. The color scheme was pink and white, the tables being centered with pink roses and maiden hair fern. During the luncheon, announcement was made of the engagement of the hostess to Edwin M. Knapp of Waverly. Miss Crowell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar G. Crowell of 511 West First Street. She is a graduate of the Elmira Schools and Elmira College, class of 1926. For the past two years she has been a member of the faculty of the Waverly High School. Mr. Knapp is the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp jr., of Waverly. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1927. At present he is associated with his father in businesss in Waverly. Invited to the affair were: Fern Dowd, Rebekah Fanning, Harriet Frey, Emma Westfall, Effie Scott, Katherine Kerrigan, Helen Knapp, Elizabeth Chapman, Martha Weeks, Jean Brown, Mrs. R. C. Frederick, Mrs. Arthur Parsons, all of Waverly; Margaret B. Thompson, Vera M. Ide, Kathryn S. Catlin and Mrs. Thomas Banfield, Elmira. Bridge was enjoyed during the afternoon at the home of the hostess. (Edwin Knapp is Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's nephew. Edwin Knapp is Charlotte Knapp's cousin.)

June 21, 1929 Elmira Star Gazette: Wedding Invitations Issued. Invitations have been issued for the approaching marriage of Miss Lucia Ida Crowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar G. Crowell of West First Street, to Edwin M. Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp jr., of Waverly. The ceremony will be solemnized Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m., in The Park Church, by the Rev. A. G. Cornwell.

July 5, 1929 Elmira: Crowell - Knapp. One of the prettiest of the Summer weddings took place at 11 o’clock this morning in The Park Church, when Miss Lucia Ida Crowell of 511 West First Street, became the bride of Edwin Mixer Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, jr. of Waverly. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a gown of flesh colored chiffon, with horsehair hat, slippers and hose to match. Miss Helen Knapp, as maid of honor, wore peach colored chiffon with matching horsehair hat, slippers and hose. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Thomas Banfield and Miss Margaret Thompson who were attired in orchid and green, respectively. A reception to sixty guests followed at the Elizabeth Inn, Horseheads. The Inn was profusely decorated with flowers. Miss Price’s four-piece orchestra from Sayre, furnished music for the occasion. At the bride’s table, covers were laid for sixteen. The table was centered with an elaborate wedding cake surrounded by pink and white rosebuds. For going away, the bride wore an ensemble of poudre an navy blue. After July 15, Mr. and Mrs. Knapp will be home at 9 Spring Street. Waverly. (Circa 1933 - about 1937, Ed and Lucy Knapp lived in part of the house at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY with Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, Edwin's Aunt, widow of George Brinker Knapp.)

August 1, 1929 The Censor Fredonia: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp and daughter of Waverly, N. Y. were recent callers of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pierce of Central avenue. Mrs. Knapp will be remembered as Miss Ella Mixer.

August 5, 1929 The Auburn Citizen: Funeral of Thomas Keeler. The funeral of Thomas Keeler was held this morning from Mullen's funeral parlors at 8:30 o'clock. Services took place at Holy Family Church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Edward Dwyer of Waverly, N. Y., was celebrant of a requiem high mass which was followed by the burial service. The remains were laid at rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The services at the grave were conducted by Rev. Donald Cleary. The bearers were: David Long, Dennis Dwyer, Edward Bowes and Charles Bohrman.

October 29, 1929 Dansville Breeze, Dansville, New York: Auction - I will sell on Thursday, October 31, 1929 at 2 P.M., one of the most complete and up-to-date homes in the State of New York, located at 202 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York. Chemung Street is better known as the Susquehanna Trail. Home consists of 16 rooms, master living room and library, mahogany interior finish, with frigidaire and Oilmatic heat. Lawn all beautifully shrubbed and terraced with European shrubbery. Including a six-car garage. Lot size is about 220 ft.frontage on Chemung Street and a little over 400 ft. in depth, located in a very exquisite residential section of Waverly and located on the southeast corner of Chemung and Waverly Streets. This property was formerly owned by a banker and splendidly located for a club house, convalescent home, or a tourists' inn. The above property is the show place of Waverly. A descriptive catalogue showing pictures of the home and giving full particulars will be mailed on request, don't fail to send for one of these catalogues. The above property will positively be sold without limit or reserve on Thursday, October the 31st., at 2 P.M., at 202 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York. Waverly lies 18 miles east of Elmira on the Susquehanna Trail. For further particulars communicate with J. G. Ideman Auctioneer, 519 Powers Bldg., Rochester, New York. (Interesting, 202 Chemung st. was advertised for sale also in 1925. Mrs. Gertrude Knapp's friend, Mrs. Annie Best, widow of William Best, lived here at 202 Chemung st. in 1928, along with her son John H. Best and daughter Nelliana Best. Nelliana Best and Charlotte Knapp were best friends.)

1930 Directory: 3 Athens st. William H. Kane. 5 Athens St. Lloyd M. Hedges. 7 Athens st. octagon home owned by Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, tenants; Henry Evans and Gabriel W. Evans. 4 Athens st. Frank R. Buley. 6 Athens st. Julia Haas. 8 Athens st. Mary E. Shoemaker.

1930 census: Has Lloyd M. Hedges as boarder at 10 Tioga street, Waverly, NY, living there also was Myer and Harding.

1930 census: Henry G. Evans, a moving truckman, and wife Alice Evans, with sons, Henry, 10 yrs. and Robert, 8 yrs. were at 7 Athens street.

Gabriel W. Evans and Mabel E. Evans were at 7 Athens street, octagon home, renting from Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, though this census has them at 9 Athens st. The octagon was a two-family or duplex, so possible that at this time it was numbered that way by the census taker. $15.00 rent.

Frank R. Buley and his wife Lottie owned 4 Athens st. worth $2,500.

Julia Haas 65 yrs. old with her son Daniel J. Haas 35 yrs. old, at 6 Athens st. Julia owned the home worth $1,500.

Mary E. Shoemaker 78 yr. old widow with grandson Howard Shoemaker 18 yrs. old at 8 Athens st. Mary owned the home worth $3,500.

From the U.S. 1930 census: At 208 Chemung St.- Gertrude Knapp (Head, no occupation, 39 yrs.), her daughter, Charlotte Knapp (14 yrs.), mother-in-law, Frances Knapp (84 yrs.), Ronald VanAtta (33 yrs., salesman) and his wife, Ethel (26 yrs., no occupation). Ethel Avice Justice (1903-1989). I am finding the dates on census are sometimes not exact and sometimes are off by a couple of years. After Gertrude's husband's death in 1927, Gertrude started renting out part of her home to friends and or family.

1930 census: William H. Kane, wife Hattie E., daughter Margaret, son James, son William, son Leo. At 3 Athens st. renting $35.00;

E. Manville Roberts and wife Frances were renting at 5 Athens st. $35.00

1930 census: renting at 327 Chemung st.; Anna H. Best, widow of William, son John H. 15 yrs. old, daughter Nelliana 13 yrs. old. The Best's were good friends of Gertrude and Charlotte Knapp. Also living at 327 and owners of the home; John Weller automobile salesman and wife Myrtle.

February 27, 1930 The Binghamton Press: Sayre, Feb. 27 - Officials of the Waverly, Sayre and Athens Traction Co. announced today that motor busses will begin operating through Waverly, Sayre, Athens, and South Waverly by April 1, superseding the trolley service which has been in existence here for many years....

1930 The Binghamton Press: Waverly, May 31 - Mrs. Wellington S. Morley was elected regent of Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the biennial election held at the home of Mrs. Lewis Atwater on Pennsylvania avenue (There was a Mrs. Lewis D. Atwater in 1930 directory at 112 Park place, also listed at 112 Park place in the 1928 directory.). Other officers are: Mrs. Frank L. Howard, past regent; Mrs. Fred E. Slawson, first vice regent; Miss Alice Fish, second vice regent; Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, treasurer; Mrs. Leslie C. Tyrell, secretary; Miss Jean Merriam, corresponding secretary; Mrs. G. Frank Williams, registrar; Mrs. George Vastbinder, historian, Mrs. Fred A. Sawyer, genealogist; Mrs. Herman Olney, chaplain.

April 15, 1930 Elmira Star Gazette: Announcing the Opening of Jenkin's Inn 202 Chemung St. Waverly, N.Y. Thursday - April 17th Broiler Dinner, $1.50 Seating Six, Seven and Eight. Please Make Reservations Early. Music. Public Invited.

April 18, 1930 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: OPEN JENKINS INN. Bath, Apr. 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jenkins of Bath formally opened the Jenkins Inn at Waverly Thursday. The inn was formerly the Lang property which Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins purchased last Fall and have made extensive improvements. (202 Chemung Street Waverly, NY)

May 13, 1930 Elmira Star-Gazette: Trust Firm Brings Suit To Prevent Disposal of E., C., & W. Real Property. Guaranty' Trust Asks Steuben County Supreme Court For Injunction - Holds $1,352,000 in Bonds and Seeks Recompense. An injunction to prevent the Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway Company from disposing of its real property pending the outcome of a mortgage foreclosure action is sought by the Guaranty Trust Company of New York in an action started in Supreme Court in Stueben County. The Guaranty Trust Company holds bonds with a face value of $1,352,000, allegedly constituting a lien against the real property of the interurban railway company. The trust company seek to foreclose these bonds with interest from Jan. 1, 1922. The State Public Service Commission and the people of the State of New York are named codefendants in the suit. Attorney Charles D. Newton of Genesee represents the trust company. The Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway Company discontinued service on April 1. The rails and trolley lines were sold to a dismantling company. On June 1, 1907, the Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway Co. issued 5,000 bonds at $1,000 each which carried interest of five per cent and were to be redeemed in 50 years. According to the plaintiff, the Standard Trust Company took a mortgage on all property, rights of way, stock and franchises of the railway company and also ordered 1,500 bonds. It was stated that $1,352 bonds were delivered. On July 1, 1921, interest was not paid on 48 bonds held by the Guaranty Trust Company which took over the holdings of the Standard Trust Company. On and after Jan. 1, 1922, no interest has been paid on any of the bonds, it is alleged. It is said that most of the remainder of the bonds are now the property of the Erie Railroad Company, which controlled the interurban line. The Public Service Commission was named a defendant in the action because of the public control within the power of the commission over the company. Because of taxes said to have been unpaid by the traction company, the People of the State of New York entered into the suit. According to the papers filed, the following taxes have been unpaid: To the Village of South Corning, franchise tax, $368; real estate tax $13,600. To the Village of Waverly, real estate tax, $6,800. To the Village of Wellsburg, real esate tax, $11,000; special franchise tax, $220. It has been reported that other actions are now pending in Stueben County against the Elmira, Corning & Waverly line following the discontinuance of the service on the line on April 1. Chauncy B. Hammond, general manager of the defunct interurban line, was out of town today and could not be reached for his comment.

September 10, 1930 The Evening Times - John Stranger, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stranger of 34 Ithaca street, sustained fatal injuries when run over at 5:15 o'clock last evening by a motor truck heavily loaded with sand and died within two minutes after reaching the Robert Packer hospital where he was rushed by Frank Bowman of Sayre. According to Henry G. Evans, Waverly truckman, owner and driver of the vehicle, he was driving east on Ithaca street when he heard a noise in the rear like metal striking the ground. Fearing one of the leaves in his rear spring had broken and dropped out, he stopped the truck to investigate and sent Martin Bracken of Erie street, his assistant, back on the road to pick up whatever had fallen. Mr. Evans said he discovered the little Stranger boy just climbing on or off the rear of the truck, he could not be sure which. Telling the child to stay away from the truck Evans again climbed into the seat and started up. He was just getting under way when he heard a sound like a low moan. He looked back under the truck and saw the little boy lying in the road where he had apparently fallen trying to climb aboard once more. Mr. Evans stopped immediately and lifting the child into his arms, put him into Frank Bowman's car. The boy had a badly fractured skull and lived only a very short time after reaching the hospital. Chief of Police Dana Boyle was notified by Mr. Evans and made a thorough investigation. Only one eye witness could be found. Joseph Jones, who resides at the intersection of Ithaca street and Cayuta avenue, was standing at the corner when the accident occurred and made a statement freeing Evans of blame. Coroner Dr. John T. Tucker of Waverly viewed the remains at the hospital and decided that death was accidental and due to a skull fracture. Coroner Tucker has not decided whether an inquest is necessary. Besides his parents the little boy is survived by four brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held from the late home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Levi W. Lunn of Grace Episcopal church will officiate and burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery.

September 10, 1930 Elmira Star-Gazette: Lad Crushed To Death by Heavy Truck. John Stranger, Six, Loses Life Under Wheels of Heavy Vehicle Driven by Henry Evans - Child Expires on Way to Sayre Hospital. Waverly. Sept. 10. - John Stranger, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stranger of 34 Ithaca Street, was crushed to death in front of his home Tuesday at 5:15 p. m. by a truck loaded with sand belonging to Truckman Henry Evans of 7 Athens Street, Waverly. A defective spring caused Evans to stop his truck in front of the Stranger home. He got down to inspect the spring when he saw the little fellow climb on the truck. The boy got off the truck when Mr. Evans spoke to him but evidently tried to get back again just as the car started. While the truck was still in low gear Mr. Evans heard a cry and looking down saw the child under the wheels. He immediately stopped and hurried to the child’s assistance. Frank Bowman of Sayre, who was passing in his automobile, stopped and taking the still breathing child from Mr. Evans’ arms hurried to the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, but death occurred before the hospital was reached. Death was due to a fractured skull. Coroner John T. Tucker and Chief of Police Dana Boyle were notified and are investigating the accident. Evans is not being held by the police and Dr. Tucker has not yet decided to hold an inquest. (Henry Evans was living in the octagon home at 7 Athens St.) (Different article said "John Strange" vs. "John Stranger."  The 1930 directory has a Charles Strange listed at 6 Howard st. Waverly and a Robert B. Stranger listed at 485 Waverly st.)

September 10, 1930 The Binghamton Press: Waverly, Sept. 10 - Six-year-old John Stranger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stranger of 34 Ithaca street, Waverly, was killed almost instantly when he fell from the side of a heavy truck and was crushed underneath the right rear wheel in front of his home about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Sept. 13, 1930 Elmira Star Gazette - Conduct Inquest In Death of Youngster. Waverly - Coroner Dr. J. T. Tucker held an inquest at the Village Hall Friday afternoon in the death of John Strange, aged six, who was killed by a truck owned by Henry Evans of  (7) Athens Street. The witnesses were Joseph Jones, Martin Bracken, Mrs. William Passage, Henry Evans and Chief of Police Dana Boyle. The evidence was to the effect that Mr. Evans stopped his truck and at his request the little fellow, who had climbed upon the truck, got down safely upon the sidewalk. As Mr. Evans started the truck the boy again attempted to get on and fell under the wheels. Coroner Tucker will announce his decision later. 

October 16, 1930 Elmira Star-Gazette: Teams Chosen For Waverly Scout Drive. Waverly, Oct. 16 - At a meeting at the home of Arthur C. Palmer, Chemung Street, arrangements were made for the local campaign which will be launched next week for funds of the Boy Scout council. Mr. Palmer is area chairman. Dr. Harry Fish of Sayre was the principal speaker. Committees were appointed as follows: District 1, Athens …. District 2, Sayre …. District 3, Waverly and South Waverly - Chairman, Cecil R. Berry; central committee, F. W. Eaton, L. C. Hardy; captains, John H. Murray, P. C. Meserve, Francis Clohessy, D. N. Handrick, Mrs. Cass M. Williams, Justus H. Dimon, H. B. Ingham, R. C. Kolb, C. W. McCray, Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp.

October 16, 1930 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly Honor Student Roster Is Announced. Waverly, Oct. 16 - The honor roll of the Waverly Junior High School is as follows: First honor - Ruth O’Mara, Elnora Knapp, Gertrude MacDonald, Margery Tyrrell, Clarence McCray, Palmer Simonds. Second honor - Rachel Birney, Helen Bialy, Virginia Fenderson, Charlotte Knapp, ….

November 7, 1930 Elmira Star Gazette: To Discuss Missions. Waverly, Nov. 7. - The study of the missionary book, "A Crowd of Witnesses," will be commenced at the meeting of the Methodist Missionary Society, today at 7:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs. F. E. Munn, 207 Chemung Street.

November 20, 1930 Elmira Daily Gazette: Valley Scouts Plan Activities For Coming Year. Waverly, Nov. 20. - With Mrs. Cass Williams, councilor, Waverly, presiding, an interesting meeting of the council of the Susquehanna Valley Girl Scouts was held at Wyalusing Tuesday. Committees for the year’s work appointed by the chairman, with the following Waverly members included: Mrs. C. B. Tobey and Mrs. James Bartlett, are members of the committee on badges and awards; Mrs. John Murray, sr., is a member of the troop committee; Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, on the camp committee; Mrs. John Murray, jr., of the troop committee. Mrs. F. H. Abbe, of Athens, Mrs. Williams, of Waverly, and Miss Blanche Coit, of Towanda, were the speakers. Luncheon was served by the Wyalusing Girl Scouts and games and stunts were enjoyed during the afternoon and an exhibition of handicraft held.

December 22, 1930 Elmira Star-Gazette: Nativity Story Told in Pageant By Young People. Waverly, Dec. 22. - The story of the Nativity was vividly portrayed in a pageant given by young people of the Presbyterian Church at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The Biblical costume of the participants and the choruses by the choir, accompanied by harp and organ, were very impressive in an auditorium illuminated only by the soft light of candles. The cast of characters follows: Mary, Jean Ferguson; Joseph, Walter Peck; shepherds, Thomas Williams, Junior Howard, Fred Zoll, Frank Boyle; kings, Howard Shoemaker, Leslie Tighe, Fred Kellogg; pages, Clark Baxter, Jack McDuffee, Arthur Field; angel chorus, Irene Looms, Beatrice Andrews, Emily Leslie, Marian Bailey, Doris Bailey, Margaret Hall, Anna Bennett, Isabel Ferguson, Jenet Kester, Charlotte Knapp, Eleanor Knapp, Elleryn Schultz, Bernice Felt, Dorothy Deyo; organist, Catherine Price; harpist, Ethel Dean West; choir, Percy Weler, A. W. Bouton, Francis Gibbs, Donald Grant, A. H. Abell, Mrs. A. W. Bouton, Mrs. T. E. Wilson, Mrs. Bingham, Juanita Buley, Jane Adams, Ellen Kellogg; pageant committee, Mrs. Orrin D. Cranmer, director, Mrs. John Slater, Mrs. Fred Lyford Jr., Mrs. Victor Buley, Miss Jane Murray, Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. Evan Johnson, Walter Peck, Percy Meserve, A. W. Bouton, Percy Weller.

1930's, the 2 story, 2 family, octagon home with cupola at 7 Athens Street, Waverly, owned by Gertrude Slaughter Knapp is gone. Mystery? No longer shows up in 1931 directory. Nothing shows up until 1950 when the current home was built at 7 Athens st. by Mary Alamo.

1931 Directory: 3 Athens st. William Kane. 5 Athens st. Linn D. Rathbun. 4 Athens st. Frank R. Buley. 6 Athens st. Julia Haas. 8 Athens st. Mary Shoemaker.

From 1931 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: no 7 or 9 Athens Street address listed (7 Athens street may at this time still have a vacant octagon home on it. 9 Athens street is the carriage house for 208 Chemung st.; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp and vacant, Frances E. wid Joseph W. Knapp r 208 Chemung (Mrs. Gertrude Knapp has one apartment in her home at this time, which she had a section of the home made into one apartment shortly after her husband's death in 1927. At time of the 1931 directory, the apartment was vacant.)

April 23, 1931 Elmira Star-Gazette: Serve Tea at Tourney. Waverly, Aug. 8. - Afternoon tea will be served during the Finger Lakes tournament at Shepard Hills Country Club at the club house. Mrs. David Keefe of Athens is in charge today and Mrs. F. A. Bell of Waverly will be in charge Saturday. Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. E. Clair Van Atta were in charge Thursday.

April 25, 1931 Elmira Star-Gazette: Committees Of Auxiliary Made Public. Sayre, April 25 - George F. Carling of Sayre, president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Shepard Hills Country Club at Waverly, Friday announced plans for the coming season….. Members of the auxiliary board for the year include the following Waverly: Mrs. M. Shepard, Mrs. E. Tilton, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. F. Lyford, Mrs. W. Peck, Mrs. F. Howard, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. J. T. Slater, Mrs. W. Hall, Mrs. K. VanAtta, Mrs. H. Knapp, Mrs. John Murray Jr., Mrs. Fred Sawyer, Mrs. W. Farley, Mrs. F. A. Bell. …

June 9, 1931 Elmira Star Gazette: Valley Rotarians Will Sail Tonight For French Port. Waverly - June 9 - Leaving Waverly on the Lackawanna this morning the delegation of Waverly, Sayre, and Athens Rotarians and their wives will sail tonight on the S. S. Carmania as part of a group of 350 Rotarians who have booked passage on the same boat for Vienna to attend the annual convention of Rotary International, June 21 to 26. Hart I. Seely of Waverly has been appointed by Rotary International as captain of Rotary activities on this ship during the ocean voyage.
The Carmania is one of six ships sailing from New York City and Montreal during the week between June 9 to 28 with Rotarians from this continent, bound for the Vienna convention. The valley party is a part of the group of 147 delegates and their wives from the 27th and 28th Rotary districts who will enjoy pre-convention and post-convention tours of Europe and Africa. Those who are going from this valley are: Mr. and Mrs. Harl I. Seely, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. G. B. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Miss Frances Howard and Slade Palmer of Waverly; Miss Marion Hamilton of Hammondsport; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Page of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. West, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bolich of Sayre. The Carmania will land its party at Havre, France, where Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Sturdevant of Towanda, who sailed a week ago, will join the valley group for the European tour. From Havre, they will go to Brussels, the battlefield at Waterloo and Cologne. They will go by boat from Cologne up the Rhine to Mayence, and Frankfort-on-Main. They will then visit Munich, with side trips to Omerammergau, castles on the Rhine, the Hofbrau-Haus and the Austrian Tyrol.

July 14, 1931 Elmira: Waverly, July 14 - Frisbie Howard of the Tioga-Empire Feed Mills, Inc., of Waverly, has received a radiogram from A. C. Palmer, president of the company, now touring Europe with a party of valley Rotarians, that all members of the party are well and were now “homeward bound.” Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Hart I. Seely, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Miss Frances Howard, Slade Palmer of Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Page of Athens and Mr. and Mrs. Payne Sturdevant of Towanda, who have been enjoying a post-convention tour of Europe since attending the convention of Rotary International in Vienna, are expected to arrive in New York City on the S. S. Roma, July 21. They sailed from Genoa Saturday for a trip on the Mediterranean and were to have passed through the Strait of Gibraltar Monday to the Atlantic Ocean en route to America.

July 25, 1931 Elmira: Waverly, July 25 - To Hart I. Seely of Waverly was given the distinction of being chosen spokesman for the party of 149 Rotarians from the 27th and 28th districts, during their audience with Mussolini at his official residence in Rome, Italy, and replying to the address of welcome by the famous dictator. At the conclusions of Mr. Seely’s brief speech he was patted on the shoulder by Mussolini, who complimented him on his address and told him to give a good report of his reception. The party from these two districts, situated in the United States and Canada, was the only one attending the Rotary convention from this side of the Atlantic which was granted an audience by Mussolini and arrangements for this were started six months before the party sailed from this country. Included in this group of 149 Rotarians were Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Hart I. Seely, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Slade Palmer and Miss Frances Howard of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. West and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bolich of Sayre; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Page of Athens, and Mr. and Mrs. P. Payne Sturdevant of Towanda. The party spent six weeks on their European pilgrimage, five days of which were spent in attendance upon the sessions of Rotary International at Vienna. One of the high lights of the convention was the reception, given by the Austrian government at the imperial palace where there was more than 6,000 guests from 65 countries represented at the convention. The handsome dress uniforms of the men of the various European countries, the kilts of Scotland, turbans of India and colorful dress of the ladies made a brilliant scene amid the splendors of the great palace which will never be forgotten by those in attendance. Thirty ballrooms were opened for the great occasion. Many orchestras furnishing music and the bountiful display of foods and wines, together with handsome favors for every guest, men and women alike, created a lavishness of entertainment seldom heard of in this country. In their post-convention tour of Europe the party visited 11 different countries. In each city visited the Rotary Club was the guest of the touring party at a regular Rotary meeting. These occasions provided an opportunity for the members of the touring party to become acquainted with outstanding business men in the various countries. At each meeting three flags were presented by the American and Canadian party, the American, Canadian and flag of Rotary International.

August 3, 1931 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly. The August meeting of the Waverly Cosmopolitan Club will be held this evening in the Albertson building, at 8 o'clock. The program will include the singing of the club song, book reviews by Mrs. Emma Hoyt; a talk by Mrs. George B. Knapp on her "Impressions of a European Trip"; a talk on Girl Scouts by Miss Mary Falsey; current events, a vocal and a piano solo, and the usual book and magazine exchange.

Oct. 21, 1931 The Evening Times - The first meeting of the Elmira College Club of the valley will be held at the home of Mrs. Edwin Knapp, 208 Chemung street, Waverly, Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. instead of Friday as was previously announce. (Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp were renting part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

March 30, 1932 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y. Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker and son, Bobby who have been visiting at Waverly, returned home Monday evening. (Gertrude Slaughter Knapp and daughter, Charlotte Knapp, were friends of the Spraker's.)

1932 Alice Drake Evans died. Henry Evans' wife. (She was born in 1901) Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA. {Henry died in 1968.} At this time, in 1932, the Evans' were living at 537 Chemung st., East Chemung st.

April 29, 1932 The Evening Times - Mrs. Henry G. Evans of Waverly died this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Drake, 216 Elmwood avenue, Elmira Heights, after an extended illness. Besides the parents, Mrs. Evans is survived by her husband, Henry and three sons, Henry Jr., and Robert at the home in Waverly and Richard at Elmira. Mrs. Evans has been ill for several months and has been dividing her home between her home here and the home of her parents. She went to Elmira Heights last Monday and had been unable to return. The funeral will be held at the home of the parents in Elmira Heights Monday afternoon at 2. Rev. Levi W. Lunn of Waverly will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. (The Evans' had lived in the octagon home at 7 Athens street up to about 1931.)

April 30, 1932 The Evening Times - John W. Storms, for many years one of the most prominent farmers in Bradford county, died at 11:25 morning, at his home, 155 Bradford street, South Waverly, of pneumonia. Mr. Storms was 79 years of age. He came to Waverly from Elmira about 50 years ago when he took possession of what is known as the "Spanish Hill farm" and which includes some of the richest land in this section. Mr. Storms was burgess of South Waverly for many years and was always actively identified with civic and social affairs in his community. He was a member of Waverly Masonic lodge. Surviving are the widow, at home; a son, Harry Storms, Athens, Mrs. Edgar E. Sebring, now residing in the homestead; two grandsons, John R. Sebring, Buffalo, and Edgar D. Sebring, Jr., Waverly. (The Sebring's lived in part of the home at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, with Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, from about 1936 to 1945.)

May 28, 1932 The Herald Statesman, Yonkers, N. Y.: Westchester Yesterdays. 1824. Major General Thomas Thomas dies. May 29, at Harrison, aged 79. A Revolutionary soldier, he was captured at his house by the Queen's Rangers in 1777 but later exchanged. His father, John Thomas, was first Judge of the County of Westchester and was the first of the family to buy land in Harrison. His grandfather was the Rev. John Thomas, rector of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. Judge Thomas, who sat in the general Assembly of the Province, died in jail because of his Whig sympathies.

August 29, 1932 The Evening Times: Miss Nellieanna Best of Rochester is spending a few days as the guest of Miss Charlotte Knapp of (208)  Chemung street.

September 2, 1932 The Evening Times:The Women's Missionary Society of the Waverly Presbyterian church will resume the fall and winter program with a meeting to be held at the home of Mrs. A. C. Palmer on (329) Chemung street on Sept. 9th at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. George B. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st.) will give a talk on the Sheldon - Jackson mission school which she visited on her recent trip to Alaska. The program will be followed by a social hour.

September 26, 1932 The Evening Times: Mrs. Marion Hampton of Hammondsport, N. Y., is the guest of Mrs. George B. Knapp at her Chemung street home (208 Chemung st.).

October 8, 1932 Cortland Standard: Mrs. Glyndon Crocker entertained at luncheon at the Country club yesterday in honor of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and Mrs. Hart Seely of Waverly. The other guests were Mrs. Raymond Wiltsie, Mrs. John Sarvay and Miss Lois Osborn. Mrs. Knapp gave a talk on Alaska at the meeting of the Missionary society at the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon.

January 1933 Elmira Star Gazette: For Sale Or Exchange - For Florida property, large apartment house and tourists’ home, on Route 17. Best residential street, Waverly, N.Y. 409 Chemung St.

January 31, 1933 Elmira: Site Is Selected For New Waverly Postal Structure. Waverly - A government offer of $13,500 to purchase a site for the new Waverly postoffice has been accepted by A. G. Dubois, according to a statement by the Waverly man. The site is located on Waverly Street opposite Elizabeth Street. The 148 foot plot was the site of the first Methodist Church in Waverly. The structure burned two years after it was erected, and the second church of the denomination was erected on Chemung Street in 1868. Two double family houses occupy this site and are known as 430-432 and 434-436 Waverly Street while the large single house, originally the M. E. parsonage, at 438 Waverly Street, is occupied now by the Dubois family. The property was purchased from the Methodists many years ago by Joseph Dubois, father of the present owner. The offer to purchase the property was wired last Friday to Mr. Dubois by Ferry K. Heath, and assistant secretary of the United States Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. Late Monday Mr. Dubois wired acceptance. Maps of the plot will be furnished the United States attorney for this district by Mr. Dubois.

1933 Elmira Star Gazette: General Electric Plant - 1 to 100 lights, nearly new, cost $386, first $80 takes it. H. G. Evans, 537 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. (Henry G. Evans was prior to living here renting the octagon home at 7 Athens St., from Gertrude Knapp. Around 1930, the Evans family left the octagon home, after they had been there since early 1900's.)

March 16, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Girl Scout Leaders Entertain Troops, Guest. As part of the Girl Scouts' celebration of the 21st anniversary of their organization, about 75 members of the Scouts and Campfire Girls attended a reception given by the Susquehanna Valley Council at Presbyterian social hall on Monday afternoon. Members of Carantouan and American Girl troops and the Brownie pack were guests of honor. A huge birthday cake greeted the girls. The affair was in charge of Mrs. Frederick Lyford, Jr., Mrs. Fred Deyo, Mrs. A. B. Cady, Mrs. Stanley Potter, Mrs. F. Hallet Spencer, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. M. O. Wilson, Mrs. John Murray, Sr., Mrs. John Murray, Jr., Mrs. Ernest Wellar, and Mrs. George Giroux.

Home Mission Society Has Pleasing Musicale. The Home Mission Society of the Presbyterian church met with Mrs. L. J. Buley Monday night and enjoyed a musical program rendered by Miss Carrie Raynor, pianist, Miss Aubrey Smeaton, banjo and Miss Ethel Paddock, vocalist. Mrs. Gertrude Knapp presided at the business meeting which followed the musicale. Mrs. Buley the hostess, was assisted by Ralph Kester, Mrs. Belle Roff, Mrs. Thomas Tighe, and Mrs. Walter Peck.

March 23, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Ida Tannery Dies From Old Age - Following an illness that came on last May, Miss Ida Tannery, one of Waverly's oldest and best known residents, died at the Tioga County hospital last night from general debility and old age. She was 83 years of age on January 14th last. Miss Tannery, a native of Waverly, will be remembered by the older residents as the occupant of the old family homestead at Lincoln and Chemung streets, where she cared for her mother until her death. The late Mrs. Fred Curtis was her sister. Years ago when the stage coaches rolled along the Chemung street pike they used to stop at the Tannery home for water for both horses and passengers. And old well there was a welcome sight to weary travelers in the hot days of summer. Of recent years Miss Tannery's health was so she could not care for herself. She was in the hands of Mrs. Vera McMillan, up to the time of going to the hospital, and had the care and attention of other good friends, including Mrs. Edward Blizzard, whose mother was one of the woman's closest friends for years, and Arthur C. Ellis, former supervisor of the county. Miss Tannery conducted the best rated millinery for a number of years over the store (337 Broad st. Waverly, NY) now occupied by John Van Atta, druggist. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, having gone to that group after a long membership in the Baptist church. Funeral arrangements are not complete.

March 29, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Scout Activities Are Planned At Council Session. Waverly - Plans for Girl Scout activities were made at a meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Council in Troy, Pa., Tuesday. The session was attended by Mrs. Cass Williams and Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly. …

April 11, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly … Mrs. Sarah Breck has been elected president of the Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church. Other officers elected: Mrs. H. W. Knapp, first vice-president; Mrs. Clarence Scott, second vice-president; Miss Alice Fish, secretary; Mrs. George Knapp, treasurer; Mrs. Jane Lyford, secretary of literature; Miss Ruth Fish, music. … - The Carantouan Chapter, D. A. R., held a benefit card party Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Leigh Huff, Wavelry Street. The benefits are to go to the D. A. R. Mountain White Home. Word from Waterman Baldwin, formerly of Waverly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baldwin, indicates that he probably will not return to Waverly from Arizona. Having spent the winter on a citrus ranch near Phoenix, he may go to Chicago or Milwaukee in May to resume duties with a new position. …

April 13, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Shepard Tavern To Be Marked - A force of men under the direction of Lacy Katchum, of Owego, resident engineer of the state highway department will erect 18 metal markers, which will indicate some historic sites in this county. The markers are furnished by the historical division of the New York state department of education. There were to have been erected last year as part of the Washington bi-centennial celebration, but unavoidable delay arose, so that the markers were not made available until the present. Waverly will get one of these markers. It will be put up at the site of Shepard's Tavern at Chemung and Elmira streets, now occupied by the Shepard residence. Prior to 1853 a tavern stood on this site. The marker will be as follows:

Site of Shepard Tavern Built about 1816 By John Shepard & Enlarged By Isaac Shepard in 1825 Destroyed by Fire 1853

April 15, 1933 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly. Miss Ellen Kellogg of (468) Pennsylvania Avenue, is spending the Easter vacation with Mrs. Anna Best of Rochester. Mrs. Best is a former resident of Waverly. - Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and daughter, Charlotte, of (208) Chemung Street, are spending the Easter season with Mrs. Knapp's cousin in Washington, D.C. - Miss Helen Knapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp of (97) Center Street and a teacher in the schools of Rye, N.Y., and Miss Kathleen Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell of (305) Chemung Street and a manager in Lord and Taylor's, New York City, are spending the Easter season in Bermuda.

April 19, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Girl Scouts Take Hike. Waverly - The Senior Patrol of the Carantouan Troop of the Waverly Girl Scouts, will hold a supper hike this afternoon and evening. The girls will leave the Presbyterian Church at 4:30 o’clock, under the direction of Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. Knapp and Miss Helen Case. They will hike to the Girl Scout Cabin near Tozer’s Bridge, where they will prepare their supper, returning home in the evening.

April 20, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp and daughter (Charlotte) have returned from Washington D. C., where they visited relatives and the former attended the Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

April 26, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Valley Woman Named Scout Council Head. Mrs. George Knapp Succeeds Mrs. F. R. Ahbe, Staff and District Chiefs Chosen - Plans of Work Told by Miss Werner. Athens - Mrs. George Knapp, Waverly, was elected commissioner of the Susquehanna Valley Council, Girl Scouts, Tuesday at the home of Mrs. F. R. Ahbe of South Main Street, Athens. Other officers are: …. Mrs. Knapp, the newly elected commissioner, is expected to appoint her standing committees in the near future.

April 29, 1933 The Evening Times - Success marked the benefit card party sponsored by the University Women of Waverly to aid the Waverly Free Library. Fifteen tables were at play at the home of Mrs. Edwin Knapp of 208 Chemung street, while those who could not be accommodated at the home of Mrs. Knapp played at the home of Miss Jean Merriam. Individual house card parties during the afternoon also helped the fund. Arrangements were made by a committee of which Miss Merriam was chairman. Others on the committee were Mrs. Evan Johnson, Mrs. Wallace Young, Miss Jane Pratt and Miss Marion Hurphy. (Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp were renting part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

May 4, 1933 Binghamton Press: Ruins Left by Disastrous Packer Hospital Fire. $500,000 Damage in Fire at Sayre Hospital. 224 Are Taken Out Safely, One Dies of Shock. Baby Is Born as Flames Rage Uncontrollled; One Fireman Hurt. Staff Stages Rescues. Patients Taken to Homes and Other Hospitals; Cause Is Mystery. By a Binghamton Press Staff Writer. Sayre, Pa., May 4, - Fire raging uncontrolled for nearly five hours swept the Robert Packer hospital here Wednesday night, causing damage estimated by hospital officials at $500,000 ... Many of the patients were taken to the Coleman Memorial Parish Hall, 100 yards from the burning buildings. Others were taken to the Presbyterian church; still others to the nurses' home, out of the danger zone. Many, were taken to the homes of residents. ... Origin of the fire which started under the private ward of the old hospital building - a frame structure - has not been determined. The fire spread rapidly to the men's medical and surgical wards. The operating room, which adjoins the old section of the hospital, was undamaged except for smoke, water and broken windows. It is fireproof. The administration building, a new fireproof building, and the old Packer mansion, now used by Internes and as a dining room, were undamaged. The children's ward, located also in a new fireproof structure, was undamaged except for smoke and water. ... The hospital was established in 1885 by Robert Packer, son of Asa Packer, who built the Lehigh Valley railroad, giving his residence to found the hospital. The institution now is one of the best known in the eastern United States. H. E. Bishop is the superintendent and Dr. Donald Guthrie, internationally famous, is the chief surgeon.

June 16, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly - The Rev. Thomas Tighe, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will preach at the 10:30 a. m. service on “The World’s Greatest Need.” The Church School will meet at 11:40. The young people’s service in the evening and the regular evening service have been discontinued for the summer. The Home Mission Guild will meet Monday evening at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, (208) Chemung Street. A picnic supper will be served, and each member is asked to bring dishes and silver. The mid-week service will be held in the church Thursday at 7:30 p. m. The Rev. Mr. Tighe will deliver the baccalaureate to the Senior Class of Waverly High School in the Presbyterian Church Sunday evening. June 25.

June 17, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Four Waverly Girl Scouts Win Award for Five Years Service. Waverly - Four members of Troops 1 and 2 of Waverly Girl Scouts were awarded the silver badge for five years of service in the organization, at a court of awards meeting Friday afternoon, in the Presbyterian social hall. The girls who qualified for the silver award by re-registration six consecutive years were Jane Adams, Dorothy Deyo, Ellen Kellogg, and Charlotte Knapp. The awards made by Mrs. Edwin Knapp, member of the Court of Awards Committee of District 1, included: Jeanne Weller, dressmaker; Mary Jane Cady, laundress; Dorothy McCray, scholarship and housekeeping; Virginia Bruffy, housekeeping and needle work; Dora Wickwire, scholarship. Mrs. George B. Knapp, commissioner of the Susquehanna Valley Council, gave a short talk on camp registration, urging all the girls to register early. A first aid demonstration was staged by Margaret Gilbride, Helen Dimmick and Betty Brill, under the supervision of Miss Helen Case.

June 22, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Girl Scouts Have District Awards And Skit. Jane Adams, Dorothy Deyo, Ellen Kellogg and Charlotte Knapp were awarded the silver badge for five years of service in the Girl Scout organization, at a court of awards held Friday afternoon in the Presbyterian church hall. Other awards made by Mrs. Edwin Knapp, District No. 1, included: Jeanne Weller, dressmaker; Mary Jane Cady, laundress; Dorothy McCray, scholarship and housekeeping; Virginia Bruffy, housekeeping and needle work; Dora Wickwire, scholarship. Mrs. George B. Knapp, commisioner of the Susquehanna Valley Council, gave a short talk on camp registration. A first aid demonstration was staged under the supervision of Miss Helen Case. "Midnight in a Vegetable Garden," a short health play showing the benefits of vegetables in the diet, was presented under the direction of Mrs. Philip Sturge.

July 3, 1933 The Evening Times: Honor roll ... Class of 1934, ... Charlotte Knapp...

July 6, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Sebring entertained the members of the Dinner Club, Tuesday evening, at their home on the South Side.

Frank Boyle, Leslie Tighe, Thomas Williams, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Deyo, Charlotte Knapp, Elnora Knapp and Ruth Shoemaker will leave today to attend the Presbyterian Young People's Conference at Wells College, Aurora.

July 17, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp and son, Teddy, left Friday for Maine where they will spend about two weeks. - Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and daughter, Charlotte, left today for a week’s trip to Atlantic City - Mrs. Edson G. Blizzard and daughter, Mrs. Esther Cleveland of Fulton Street spent the weekend with relatives in Rutherford, N. J. - Miss Marion Hamilton of Hammondsport visited friends in Waverly last week.

July 20, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and daughter will return the first of the week from a vacation spent at Atlantic City.

August 1, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Start Pouring Concrete for New Building. Sayre - Pouring of concrete for the foundation of the new Robert Packer Hospital Building was started Monday afternoon. The excavation work has been going on for the past three weeks in preparing for the foundation. The bases for the two elevator shafts were poured during the afternoon while frames for the other concrete work were being completed. The building will have two elevators to provide speedy communication between the seven floors of the building. The construction work is being done by the V. F. Warren Co. of Philadelphia.

August 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly - Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. A. B. Cady will spend Sunday at Camp Brule with their daughters. - Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sebring, of Elmira will entertain 16 friends from Groton Sunday at their summer home, the Spanish Hill Farm, South Waverly. Mr. and Mrs. Sebring are formerly of Waverly. - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knapp and John Murray Jr., left today for Ocean City where they will visit Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Nell Lockerby, Mrs. Knapp's sister. Herbert Muir of Waverly will accompany them, visiting Dick Young who is in Ocean City. - Mrs. F. H. Spencer of Park Avenue entertained Friday evening at her home in honor of Mrs. William Schofield of Winter Haven, Fla. Mrs. Schofield is visiting Mrs. Joseph Knapp of Center Street. - Miss Helen Knapp of Center Street is spending the weekend at Camp Corlear, Lake Champlain. - Miss Jean Merriam of Chemung Street has returned to her home after a business trip to Boston, Providence and New York. - Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Mrs. Edwin Knapp, Mrs. George Knapp and Miss Elnora Knapp, all of Waverly and Mrs. Edan Schofield of Winter Haven, Fla., were entertained at lunch at the home of Mrs. Edwin Knapp's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Crowell at Elmira, recently.

August 14, 1933 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly - Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. A. B. Cady spent Sunday at Camp Brule visiting their daughters. ... A number of Waverly residents spent Sunday at Camp Brule visiting their daughters and friends. Among them were: Dr. and Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Frederick Spencer, Mrs. A. B. Cady, Mrs. George Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanford, Attorney and Mrs. Frank A. Bell, and Charles F. Kellogg.

August 26, 1933 The Evening Times: Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans of Waverly Observe 55th Wedding Anniversary. The 55th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Evans of 7 Athens street was celebrated yesterday. They were guests of honor at a dinner given them by relatives at the home of a nephew, Rev. George T. Evans, pastor of the Wellsburg Baptist church. Their son, Henry Evans, and grandson, Henry Jr., and Robert Evans, also attended the dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Evans were married at the home of her parents, 537 Chemung street, Waverly, by Rev. George Evans, father of Gabriel Evans, of Sherman, Pa. Mrs. Evans before her marriage was Miss Mabel Hobart, daughter of Henry and Jane Cleveland Hobart. (7 Athens st., Octagon home owned by Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp of 208 Chemung st.) Strange that in 1931, the Evans' were living at 537 Chemung st., after having lived at 7 Athens st. for many years and now in 1933, this article suggests they are again living at 7 Athens st.

Aug. 30, 1933 The Evening Times - Houses To Let - 6 Room House All Improvements. Garage. 3 Athens street, Waverly. Tel. 252-J.

September 7, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and daughter, Charlotte, have returned from Rochester, where they visited Mrs. Anna Best. Mrs. Best's daughter, Nellie Anna returned with Mrs. Knapp and is visiting here.

Septemeber 14, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Miss Nellie Anna Best of Rochester has been the guest of Miss Charlotte Knapp.

September 25, 1933 Elmira Star Gazette: Founders’ Day Celebrated by Waverly DAR. Waverly - Founders’ Day and the 12th anniversary of the Carantouan Chapter of the DAR, was celebrated by the chapter at a luncheon meeting Saturday at the Iron Kettle Inn. The meeting was addressed by Mrs. William Harvey Hoag of Prattsburg, former state recording secretary. More than 50 were present on the birthday of the chapter. Mrs. Cass Williams was elected chapter delegate, and Miss Jean Merriam, regent delegate to the state convention at Rye, N. Y., on Oct. 4-6. Alternates elected included Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. Fred Sawyer, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. George Vastbinder, Mrs. Leigh Huff, Mrs. Fred Slawson, Mrs. Edward Eaton and Miss Ruth Fish. In addition to Mrs. Hoag’s talk on “John Marshall, Expounder of the Constitution,” several musical numbers were given on the program. … The next meeting of the chapter will be held Oct. 25 at the home of Mrs. Ernest Walker, and will be addressed by Elsworth Cowles, archeologist of Corning.

October 5, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. S. E. Ellis and Mrs. George Knapp entertained the executive board of the Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian church at Luncheon on Tuesday of this week.

October 26, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Knapp Addresses Girl Scout Meeting. Mrs. George Knapp, of Waverly, addressed the meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Council of the Girl Scouts at Ulster, Pa., Tuesday evening, on the history and policies of Girl Scouting. Mrs. G. Mason Owlett of Wellsboro discussed the training program for the year. Local girl scouts are preparing to celebrate National Girl Scout week from October 29 to November 4.

October 26, 1933 Elmira: Strong Is Again Made R. C. Head. Waverly - The importance of Red Cross relief was stressed by Charles C. Strong, chairman of the Waverly Chapter as he assumed the office for the 11th time Wednesday evening. The 16th annual meeting was held at the high school. The entire state of officers was re-elected, with the exception of Frisbie Howard who was replaced by P. C. Meserve as second vicechairman. Miss Louise Quigley was re-named first vicechairman; Miss Marriet Lewis, secretary; Harold C. Watrous, treasurer. Three vacancies were filled on the executive committee, Mrs. Vernon Lovejoy, Miss Ethel Slater and Mrs. Harriet Dickerson, replaced the vacancies left by Mrs. Harvey Bruster, Mrs. Everett Moses and Mrs. Albert R. Tozer. The others re-elected to the executive committee include Mrs. Harvey Ingham, Mrs. Thomas Wheeler, Miss Ruth Fish, Mrs. Harold Watrous, Mrs. Albert P. Knight, Mrs. Thomas Feeney, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Miss Mary Kinney and John F. Harper.

October 26, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Knapp Addresses Girl Scout Meeting - Mrs. George Knapp, of Waverly, addressed the meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Council of the Girl Scouts at Ulster, Pa., Tuesday evening, on the history and policies of Girl Scouting. Mrs. G. Mason Owlett of Wellsboro discussed the training program for the year. Local girl scouts are preparing to celebrate National Girl Scout week from October 29 to November 4.

October 31, 1933 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Library In New Home Today. Waverly - Waverly’s Free Library was established today in its new quarters in the Winter Building at Elizabeth and Fulton Streets. Waverly Boy Scouts and high school students worked Monday evening to make the change. Saturday and Monday afternoons found corps of boys scurrying across the street with books. At the library University Club women arranged the books on the shelves. Now they’re all ready for distribution.

November 2, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Cass Williams and Mrs. Charles Tobey attended a Field Institute of the Girl Scouts at Scranton, yesterday and today.

November 9, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Anna Best, who has been the guest of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, left Friday for her home at Rochester.

Mrs. Cass Williams and Mrs. George Knapp attended a Girl Scout meeting at Wyalusing Saturday.

November 15, 1933 Elmira Star Gazette: Program Tonight. Waverly - The University Women’s Club will meet with Mrs. Evan Johnson of Clark Street this evening. Miss Margaret Mercereau will speak on France. Miss Jean Merriam is in charge of the program, and Mrs. Ronald VanAtta is president of the club.

The barn which for a number of years has been used by the water works as a storage place for trucks and equipment, located on the water works property at the upper end of the lower dam, is being razed. It will be replaced by an up-to-date fireproof structure, capable of holding three cars, with a basement for storing tractors and equipment. Six or more men are employed on the project.

December 1, 1933 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: Girl Scout Reports Given in Wellsboro. Wellsboro, Pa., Dec. 1 - Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly, president at the Girl Scout committee meeting Tuesday. Talks were given by Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. W. R. Straughn and by Miss Betts, first commissioner of the Susquehanna Valley Council, who in an entertaining manner told of the experiences of the early camping expeditions. A new troop is being formed in Gaines and two new troops in Blossbury. Mrs. Emily Daley was elected to the board to fill the ......

December 5, 1933 Elmira Star-Gazette: Have Dance Thursday. Waverly - Gus Kellogg and his Cornflakes, an orchestra of Waverly High School students, will play for a dancing party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Knapp on (208) Chemung Street, Thursday evening. The guests include members of the dancing classes directed by Mr. and Mrs. Knapp. Dancing will be held from 7 until 10 o’clock. (Susie Alamo O'Hara remembers taking dancing lessons from an Ed and Lucy Knapp up on our 3rd floor sometime in the 1940's. The third floor was an open ballroom before it was changed into 2 apartments around 1945-50. Edwin M. Knapp and his wife lived in part of the home with Gertrude at 208 Chemung street according to phone directories from 1933 to 1936.)

Have Benefit Card Fete on Wednesday. Waverly - A benefit bridge party for the Waverly Free Library will be held at the home of Mrs. Edwin M. Knapp on Chemung Street, during the afternoon and evening, Wednesday. The proceeds will be used by the library to carry out its expansion program in new quarters. The committee in charge of the affair is headed by Mrs. Knapp, who is assisted by Mrs. Wallace Young, Miss Kathryn Flynn, Mrs. Evan Johnson, and Miss Marian Murph. (Mrs. Edwin M. Knapp was living in part of the home with Mrs. Gertrude Knapp at this time. 208 Chemung street.)

December 6, 1933 The Binghamton Press: Waverly Girl Scouts Are Presented Awards. Waverly, Dec. 6 - Seventy Girl Scouts and their mothers were welcomed by Mrs. George Knapp to a Court of Honor held Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian social hall for the Carantouan and American Girl troops. Mrs. O. D. Cranmer awarded tenderfoot badges to the Misses Doris Cushing, Gladys Coleman, Jean Burdick, Marjorie Wickwire, Marjorie Fuller and Betty Rhinebold. Second class badges were awarded by Mrs. Cass Williams, Girl Scout Commissioner, to Jacqueline Furniss, Vivian Brock, Helen Dimick, Marjorie Gilbride, Mary Jo Spencer, Joyce Cady, Mary Eleanor Baxter, Nancy Lyford, Louise Webb, Constance Reagon, Esther Thompson, and Barbara Hale. Merit badges were awarded by Mrs. William Knapp, chairman of the committee of awards, to Mary Jo Spencer, Jacqueline Furniss, Jeanne Weller, Dorothy McCray, and Mary Jane Cady.

December 7, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp of Chemung street and Mrs. Cass Williams of Orange street were in Wellsboro to attend the Girl Scout convention.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp will entertain their dancing class at their home this evening. Gus Kellogg and his Rythm Gangsters will furnish music. (They were living in part of the main house at 208 Chemung street at this time. Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

December 20, 1933 The Binghamton Press: Mrs. Mills Gives Luncheon.
Mrs. Daniel B. Mills entertained at luncheon at her home, 8 Johnson avenue, Tuesday, Mrs. F. E. Munn, Mrs. Edward Sebrlng and Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly. (The Sebring's home in 1933 was the Spanish Hill farm.)

December 28, 1933 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Presbyterians Gave Xmas Pageant Sunday. "The Christmas Pageant of the Holy Grail" was presented by the young people of the First Presbyterian Church Sunday. The pageant was written and arranged by W. Russell Bowle. The cast was as follows: King Arthur, Walter Niles; Lancelot, John Sidey; Bedivere, Frank Boyle; Tristram, Charles Kellogg, Jr.; Gareth, Robert Williams; Percival, Leslie Tighe; Modred, Leo Gorman; Galahad, John Slater; Joseph, Thomas Williams; Mary, Frances Johnson; shepherds, Jimmie Fields and Clarence McCray. Magi; Russell Frame, Jerry Furness and Aubrey Smeaton; Angels, Gladys Bailey and Jean Ferguson; damsels, Ruth Shoemaker, Dorothy Deyo, Elnora Knapp and Marian Bailey. Processional of Angels, Margaret Hall, Jane Edsall, Charlotte Knapp, Janet Shoemaker, Mary Jane Cady, Media Squires, Dorothy Hotalen, Margaret Zoll, Ellen Kellogg, Erdine Lenox. Jane Swartwood, Judith Rhodes, Doris Dickwire, Ethel Paddock, Janie Terry and Gertrude Dickerson. The Rev. Thomas Tighe acted as reader.

January 3, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Social, Personals; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp, 208 Chemung Street, entertained friends at a tea dance at their home Monday afternoon.

Struggles Marked School's Founding - Waverly Institute, Organized in 1857, Grew to Influential School Under Guidance of Prof. Andrew Jackson Lang. Waverly - In July, 1934, were still existant, the Waverly Institute Association would celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first annual reunion. Any such celebration must, necessarily, be theoretical since the association ceased activities after its third meeting in 1911. The association was made up of students, former students and teachers of the Waverly Institute who were eligible to membership. The Waverly Institute was founded in 1857 by Andrew Jackson Lang, father of the late Percy L. Lang. It was a select school from which many left to follow teaching careers. The story of the school parallels that of education throughout the nation. When the first Erie rails were laid, teachers were on the ground to guide the children in the habits of industry and study. The institute represented a united effort to provide for those who could not share in the privilege of being sent away to school. Such an establishment was only gained after a long struggle. Some controversy arose over the location of the school. The late Isaac Shepard offered a lot near the site of the present West End School, and the name of "Shepard Institute" was to have been given the school. Consensus was, however, that a more central location would be disirable. Owen Spalding offered a lot where the Waverly High School now stands. "This," he used to say, "was consecrated ground." It was here that Doctor Strong planted the first seeds of higher education and holy living in the minds and hearts of those who came under his tutelage. The Spalding lot was accepted and until this day it remains the center of learning in Waverly. From this point, the history of the institute has never been written. Facts connected with the early struggle for its foundation are rapidly being lost. Articles in the Waverly Advocate reveal that both the land and the building erected thereon were virtually the gift of that public-spirited donor, Mr. Spalding. In the files of the Waverly Advocate of '56 and '57 appear frequent calls from the treasurer of the Board of Trustees, R. D. VanDuzer, for the payment of subscriptions for the building. He stated that Mr. Spalding had insisted in going on with the work, taking money from his own pocket. When the building was completed it was named "Shepard Institute" which was changed afterward to "The Waverly Institute." Stock in the enterprise was issued to subscribers, from whom the board was selected. It consisted of: Arthur Yates, president; R. A. Elmer, William Scott, H. M. Moore, B. G. Rice, James Cassidy, William Ellis, R. G. Crans, J. L. Sawyer, C. Thurston, Hiram Thomas, William Thomas and Mr. VanDuzer.

Miss Naomi Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jenkins at a dinner at their home, 202 Chemung Street, Waverly, recently announced the engagement of their youngest daughter, Miss Naomi and Albert Portner of Corning. Miss Jenkins is well known in Bath, the former home of her parents. She is a graduate of Bath High School, and popular with a wide circle of friends. Mr. Portner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Portner of Corning and a valued member of the staff of the Corning Glass Works.

1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Dean Of Waverly Business Man Is Still Active After 58 Years In Same Store. "How do you do, sir?" A voice boomed across counters and show cases as the reporter entered the door of John Van Atta's pharmacy (337 Broad st. Waverly, NY). For 58 years, Mr. Van Atta has been in the same business on the same spot - in the same village by name, but a very changing village. At fourteen years of age, Mr. Van Atta entered the employment of Slaughter and Wells who owned the drug store on that location. The young boy liked the work. He liked waiting on customers, mixing prescriptions. Customers liked him and when Mr. Wells died, the firm became Slaughter and Van Atta. The death of Mr. Slaughter 32 years ago, left Mr. Van Atta alone in the business which he still conducts with a great deal of the spryness of his youth. Waverly was quite different in the days when Mr. Van Atta started as (Continued on page 8)(Continued from Page 1) a clerk. There were only wooden cross walks on Broad street, and there was no pavement at all. There were only half as many business places as now, with most of them located on Broad street. The side business streets were not built up and Elizabeth street did not exist. Mr. Van Atta remembers that the fire department had an old hand steamer and the village hall was constructed of wood, in place of the present modern structure. There were no switch engines on the railroads, he says. Cars were moved by horses from one location to another. He remembers when the Methodist Episcopal church burned down on the location opposite the end of Elizabeth street now mentioned for the postoffice. The drugstore business has changed in 58 years. As in other businesses the advertised brands have supplanted drugs of local manufacture, the prepared packages, bulk sales. Much of the work of the druggist has been removed. "Why we used to make all those pills, now there are houses which make a business of it." Business is mostly cash nowadays, a situation which makes it better for the druggist. All stores in the village used to keep open until 9 or 10 o'clock in the evening. Although drug stores still keep open in the evening, Mr. Van Atta approves early closing by other stores. "It's much nicer now," he says. "Has it made any difference in the amount of business done?" the reporter wanted to know. Mr. Van Atta doesn't believe it. "People can get into town more easily with cars," he says. "They used to consider it an all day job to come to town, but now it's a matter of an hour or two." Mr. Van Atta is a native of Waverly. His father was superintendant of the water works. In those days there were reserve cisterns on Broad street. Water was pumped to the cisterns from a well near the railroad station. The water supply was used for fire purposes only. "Some changes!" exclaimed Mr. Van Atta. Mr. Van Atta has not belonged to very many organizations, he says. The hours in the drug store business did not seem to permit. He is however an honorary member of the Tioga Hose Company after years of active service. The reporter prepared to depart, "You're welcome, sir. Come again any time. Always glad to help out!" the friendly voice boomed out in parting. The reporter left believing that he had found the reason why John Van Atta has been able to remain in the same business in the same place for 58 years. (John C. VanAtta born 1859, died 1937. Samuel Slaughter died in 1894. Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp ,of 208 Chemung st.,  owns the building at this point in time of 1934.)

February 5, 1934 Elmira Star-Gazette: Announces List Of Senior High Honor Students. Waverly - Luther B. Adams, principal of the Waverly Senior High School, has announced the high school honor roll with 48 names on the list. First honor 90 per cent or above in all subjects: … Second honor (an average mark of 85 per cent, with no mark below 80 per cent): Post graduates: Juanita Shoemaker; class of 1934; Rachel Birney, Charlotte Knapp (of 208 Chemung st.), Maryrose Kowaleski, Martha Reazor, Dorothy Rockwell, Helen Saunders, Mary Severance, Ruth Shoemaker, Grace Wright, George Cade, Edward Gorman, Robert Lambert, Robert B. Williams, William Wilson. ….

1934 Elmira Star-Gazette: Bank Greets Its Friends In New Home. Institution Founded in 1874 Marks another Milestone of Career - Begins Business in New Quarters. Waverly - Sixty years of steady growth and conscientious service behind it, the Citizens National Bank Monday will move into new and enlarged quarters and mark another milestone in its history. This afternoon the banking house at Broad and Fulton Streets was to be opened to the public with the bank’s officers and employes as guides. The institution was founded by J. T. Sawyer June 18, 1874. The subscribers to the articles of incorporation of the bank, in 1874, were Mr. Sawyer, Henry C. Spaulding of Elmira, Daniel Bensley of Barton, Henry W. Owen of Chemung, Dewitt Slaughter (of 208 Chemung st.), J. B. Floyd, O. B. Corwin, George L. Rogers, Rev. H. S. Lloyd of Waverly, and David Gardner of Orcutt Creek, Pa. The bank was organized with $50,000 capitalization. Directors were Mr. Owen, Mr. Spaulding, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Slaughter, and Mr. Bensley. Mr. Sawyer was made president, Mr. Owen, vicepresident and Moses Lyman Jr., cashier. Mr. Sawyer was president of the bank until his death Dec. 10, 1911. The bank remained a state institution until 1926 when it received its national charter. F. A. Sawyer succeeded to the presidency on Jan. 10, 1912, and served until January, 1925, when Cecil R. Berry was named president. Until 1902 the bank was located where the office of E. A. Tilton is now, on the south side of Broad Street. The bank moved across the street to Broad and Waverly Streets, and was remodeled in 1926. The new building was purchased from the First National Bank and has been completely remodeled for the increased business of the bank. Those who have served as directors of the bank, following the original directors, are Samuel M. Slaughter (the "M." is most likely typo, should be a "W".), William E. Johnson, James R. Stone, Levi Curtis, J. B. Floyd, F. A. Sawyer, E. E. Walker, J. C. VanAtta, J. H. Owen, F. E. Hawks. Theodore Hills, E. S. Hanford, E. W. Horton, Ellen L. Sawyer, H. H. Kinney, George B. Knapp, A. C. Palmer, Robert Page, W. D. Goodnow, Jesse Owen, Wilton S. Hall, Charles Canoll, E. A. Tilton and Cecil R. Berry. Mr. Berry, Mr. Canoll, Mr. Hall, Mr. Kinney, Mr. Owen, Mr. Palmer and Mr. Sawyer are the present directors of the bank. Those who have served as vice-presidents since the founding are H. V. Owen, S. W. Slaughter (of 208 Chemung st.), W. E. Johnson, James H. Owen, H. C. Watrous, A. C. Palmer and the present vicepresident, F. A. Sawyer.

January 4, 1934 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp of (208) Chemung street held a Tea Dance at their home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Gus Kellog's Rythm Gangsters furnished the music, and tea and cakes were served. (They were renting part of the home from Gertrude Knapp at 208 Chemung st.)

January 25, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Three Markers To Be Placed At Historic Spots. Mrs. Sawyer Tells of Commemorating of Ellistown Founding, Brule Visit, and Grist Mill - Athens Chapter Furnish Program at Carantouan DAR Meeting. Members of Tioga Point Chapter, D. A. R., were the guests of Carantouan Chapter at the M. E. church yesterday afternoon. The regent, Mrs. W. L. Morley, welcomed the guests and Mrs. H. A. Griswold, regent of Tioga Point Chapter responded. Mrs. Walter Peck gave a report on National Defense. Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, recently appointed historian of Waverly and the Town of Barton, told of three sites to be marked soon. A marker will be placed at the corner of Chemung and Elmira streets, commemorating the visit of Stephen Brule, the first white man to visit this vicinity. One will be placed at the East Waverly viaduct telling of the Walker grist mill, the first built in the vicinity. A third at the bridge over Ellis Creek telling how Ellistown was named. The program entitled "America in Music and Poetry" was presented by Miss Ida Corbin and Miss Beatrice Crum of Athens and consisted of patriotic music played by Miss Corbin and Mrs. Haupt, and of old songs sang by Mrs. Brennan. Miss Crum gave a sketch of the life of George Holbrooke, a poet, who resided at Athens and the poems, "Western Athens," "Sheshequin," "Revolutionary Ancestors", "Round Top", "Evening Party", and "To H. B." were read. Refreshments were served by the committee, of which Mrs. John Johnson was chairman.

February 1, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Pipe Organ At Geer Funeral Home Unique. Is First to Be Built in Town of Size By Company - Constructed Especially for Local Building by Maryland Concern - Took Two Men Two Weeks for Installation. - A visitor to the Lester Geer Funeral home on (462) Fulton street may be pleasantly surprised by beautiful strains of peaceful and soothing pipe organ music. Investigating the source, he will be led to a beautiful mahogany grill in the reception room. The conventional golden pipes alone reassure him for he will be unable to discover the organist, and yet will be unable to convince himself that the music is played from records. The two manual organ, built especially for the Geer home by the Moller Pipe Organ Company of Haggerstown, Md., was for three months in the process of construction. On Friday morning, after two weeks work, two mechanics from the company picked up their tools, and announced the organ was ready for use. The instrument which is the first one of its kind ever to be installed in a town the size of Waverly, has 450 pipes, varying in size from 16 feet to 3 inches. Two special rooms have been built in the Geer cellar for the mechanical parts, and for the only keyboard of the machine, a test keyboard. There is at present no console, although one can be added with little trouble. So perfect is the reproduction of the instrument that a visitor would not readily suspect that the music is governed by records inserted in a machine in the office of Mr. Geer. Fifty records of sacred, classical and mortuary music compose the organ library. Mr. and Mrs. Geer have announced that they will be pleased to play the organ for anyone who is interested to come to their home to hear it.

February 5, 1934 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Sebring Injuries Prevent Playing. Back injuries of Edgar Sebring, captain of the East High School basketball team in Elmira, will probably prevent his playing for the rest of the season. Mr. Sebring is the son of Attorney Edgar D. Sebring of Waverly. The younger Mr. Sebring was a regular guard on the Elmira high school quintet in the 1931-32 season, and last season was among the league high scorers. He had during the current season totalled 13 points. His loss will be keenly felt by the Blue and White team. Mr. Sebring sprained his back and his physician ordered him to give up playing for the rest of the season.

February 16, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp held a Valentine's dance at their home on (208) Chemung Street Thursday evening for members of their dancing classes. 

April 5, 1934 Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Elnora Knapp entertained at her home Tuesday evening. Those present were: Miss Charlotte Knapp, Miss Dorothy Deyo, Misses Ruth and Janet Shoemaker, Miss Ellen Kellogg, Frank Boyle, Dennis Weaver, Robert Williams, Thomas Williams, Leslie Tighe and Howard Sickler. Dancing and a social evening was enjoyed. - Mrs. George Knapp and daughter Charlotte, were in Elmira on Sunday.

April 6, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown of Athens Street have returned to their home after spending a few days in Corning.

April 12, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Oldest Hotel In The County - The Terminal Hotel, 244-246 Broad street, Waverly, is said to be the oldest hotel in Tioga county. The hotel is operated by J. H. Connelly, who has been in charge of this hostelry for more than a year past. The Terminal features rooms and board by the week. Most rooms have running water, and many of them have been redecorated. The dining room features short orders as well as regular meals. Mr. Connelly has already established a reputation for popular priced rooms, and during the year that he has been in charge of the hotel has developed an increasing business.

April 19, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: (picture) Miss Werner To Meet Scouters. Miss Adelaide Werner, member of the National Girl Scout Field Staff assigned to Region 3, will visit the Susquehanna Valley Council April 19-23. Her headquarters are in Washington , D. C. On Monday afternoon, Miss Werner will meet District leaders at the home of Mrs. Charles Toby on Clinton avenue. On Saturday evening, she will be a guest at a covered dish supper at the home of Mrs. Cass Williams, 60 Orange street. Mrs. George Knapp, commissioner, and Mrs. Cass Williams, director, will attend a district three luncheon at Penn Wells, on Thursday, and will meet district two leaders at Towanda, Friday. Saturday, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Clay Gillette of Ulster, field captain of district one, will attend a meeting for the formation of a new girl scout troop in Columbia Cross Roads.

April 20, 1934 The Corning Leader: Wellsboro, Pa., Apr. 20 - Miss Adelaide Werner, Regional Director of Region 3, Girl Scouts of America, met with the district committee and members of Tioga County District at the Penn-Wells Thursday noon. Those present were Mrs. Cass Williams, Waverly; Mrs. G. Masot, Owlett, Mrs. J. H. Williams, Wellsoro; Mrs. Dorothy Straughn, Mrs. James Morgan, Mrs. Edwin C. Coles, Mansfield; Mrs. Frank Hughes, Mrs. Grier Morgan, Blossburg; Scout Commissioner Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Waverly, Mrs. Walter Stoddard. Mrs. Straughn outlined future activities, stressing the Field Day at Smythe Park, June 2. Mrs. James Morgan, Field Captain of District 3, outlined the program which will feature games, a picnic lunch, a pageant, "Scouting Around the Year" and awards. Leaders are urged to see that transportation is arranged for. ...

April 25, 1934 The Evening Times - Two students of Elmira college will present a one act play as the entertainment feature of the meeting of the Valley Elmira College club to be held at the home of Mrs. Edwin Knapp of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, next Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. (Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp were renting part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

May 24, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Chemung Spring Water Comes From A Number Of Local Springs. It may not be generally known, but the water used in Chemung Spring Water or "Zest" beverages, comes from a number of springs located near their bottling plant, between Waverly and the village of Chemung. The springs are confined in a four-acre lot, coming to a head at a certain spot marked with a marble pool. The pool is glass covered, over which is a wire screen pagoda. Dirt and birds are thus barred from coming in contact with the water used in all "Zest" carbonated beverages. The Chemung Spring Water Company is owned by Floyd J. Beers and Stanley E. Roberts, who formed a joint partnership. Their business was established in 1922. While this firm serves an extensive wholesale trade, they also deliver their carbonated "Zest" beverages in case lots to homes in this area. They produce in all kinds of flavors, including "Moxie." Next time you want a case of beverages for your home, remember the telephone number of this home industry, Waverly 12-F-12. A telephone order will bring a case of the desired beverage right to your door.

May 24, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly DAR Again Honors 1933 Regent. Waverly - Mrs. Wellington S. Morley was re-elected regent of the Carantouan Chapter, DAR, Wednesday evening, at the home of Mrs. Herman Olney. Other officers elected were: Vice-regents, Mrs. Lila Shoemaker to succeed Miss Alice Fish, and Miss Jean Merriam, re-elected; recording secretary, Mrs. Harvey Ingham to succeed Mrs. L. C. Tyrrell; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Leigh Huff to succeed Mrs. Harvey Ingham; treasurer, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp to succeed Mrs. Frank Bell; chaplain, Mrs. Ralph Reazor to succeed Mrs. Herman Olney; genealogist, Mrs. Fred Sawyer, re-elected; registrar, Mrs. Herman Olney to succeed Mrs. Frank Williams. Annual reports were heard. The program topic was “What Music Has Contributed to the Development of America.” Mrs. A. H. Abell was in charge of the program which was announced by Mrs. Fred Slawson. Several groups of selections were sung by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Everett Moses, Mrs. T. E. Wilson, C. W. Embody an Harold Kurtz, accompanied by Mrs. R. C. Farrow. Harold Masteller was violin soloist and Mrs. Edson Tilton and Mrs. Farrow gave a piano duet. A trio, consisting of Mrs. C. S. Parshall, Mrs. Moses and Mrs. Wilson, also sang. Assisting hostesses were Miss Mary Finch, Mrs. James Sullivan, Mrs. C. M. Weller and Mrs. G. F. Williams. The next meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon, June 20, at the home of Mrs. A. C. Palmer. The flag committee headed by Mrs. Cass Williams, will be in charge.

May 31, 1934 Wellsboro Gazette: Girl Scouts To Rally Saturday. The girl scouts of Tioga county will hold a Spring Rally at Smythe Park, Mansfield on Saturday, June 7. ...Girl Scouts from all over the county plan to attend. Mrs. George Knapp, Girl Scout Commissioner of the Sullivan Valley Council, Mrs. Cass Williams, local director and Mrs. Edwin Coles, chairman of Court of Awards for District 3 will be present.

May 31, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Knapp Dies At Son's Home. Mrs. Frances E. Knapp, 89, beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Knapp and devoted mother of Harry, Joseph, Robert, Ralph and the late George Knapp, died at the home of her eldest son, Harry W. Knapp, on May 29th at 2:45 p.m., death being due to old age. Mrs. Knapp was born in Waverly, November 2, 1844, Miss Frances Durkee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Durkee, a pioneer family of the town. She married when young and lived her entire life here. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church being a president of its Missionary Society and a teacher in its Sunday School for many years. She was one of the oldest members of the W. C. T. U. and was active in all things for the improvement of the morals and welfare of Waverly. She was a scholarly woman with a thoughtful mind and loveable character, a leader of her generation. Besides the sons who survive her, she leaves nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home of her son, Harry W. Knapp, today at 2:30 p.m. (Also, Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, daughter-in-law, survived her.)

May 31, 1934 Elmira Star-Gazette: Rites for Waverly Woman Held Today. Waverly, May 31 - Mrs. Frances E. Knapp, widow of Joseph W. Knapp and devoted mother of Harry, Joseph, Robert, Ralph and the late George Knapp, died at the home of her eldest son, Harry W. Knapp, May 29. Mrs. Knapp was born in Waverly Nov. 2, 1844. She married when young and lived her entire life here. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, president of its missionary society and a teacher in its Sunday school for many years. She was one of the oldest members of the WCTU and was active in all things that would improve the welfare of Waverly. She was a scholarly woman with a thoughtful mind and lovable character, a leader of her generation. Besides her sons who survive her she leaves nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of Harry W. Knapp today at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. Thomas Tighe of the Waverly Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery. (Frances Knapp was Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's mother-in-law and Charlotte Knapp's paternal grandmother. Frances also lived with Mrs. Gertrude Knapp in Gertrude's home, 208 Chemung st., from 1924 -1934.)

June 7, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Seniors Receive Diplomas June 25 - Rev. George Connell Chosen to Give Baccalaureate Talk - Waverly - A list of 63 students was approved for graduation from the Waverly High School by the School Board Wednesday evening. The class will be graduated at the Methodist Church June 25. The Baccalaureate service will also be held at the Methodist Church June 24, with the address by the Rev. George Connell. The annual alumni banquet will be held at the Presbyterian Church June 26. The approved graduate list, which may have additions following final examinations, is as follows: Celestia Andrus, Blanche Backer, Manley Bangs, Helen Baily, Rachael Birney, Dorothy Brown, Naomi Brown, George Buckpitt, Beatrice Bush, George Cade, Rodney Cameron, Frances Cardi, Marie Chamberlain, Idah Compton, John Doolittle, Catherine Emerson, Myron Flynn, James Gilbride, Edward Gorman, Marjorie Grant, Jean Grover, Margaret Hall, Patricia Hogan, Lois Holland, Catherine Johnson, Charles Kellogg, Margaret Kennedy, Mary Kester, Charlotte Knapp, Maryrose Kowaleski and Robert Lambert, Nellie Laughlin, Helen Lincoln, Doris Marston, Doris McNamara, Howard Merrill, Alice Millard, Geraldine Miller, Edward Morrow, Ethel Paddock, Genevieve Peckally, Gertrude Peterson, Margaret Rae, Donald Randolph, Martha Reazor, Arthur Robonson, Dorothy Rockwell, Helen Rumsey, Helen Saunders, Paul Seidel, Mary Severance, Pearl Shadduck, Ruth Shoemaker, Franklin Smith, Gladys Smith, Betty Strope, Molly Strope, Mary Ruth Sutherland, Blanche Van Housen, Robert B. Williams, William Wilson and Grace Wright.

June 8, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Plan Church Work. Waverly - The executive board of the Presbyterian Benevolence Society met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. John Harper, with Mrs. E. A. Tilton as assisting hostess. Plans were made for the coming church year. Chairmen of the various church circles were announced as follows: summer circle, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp; fall circle, Mrs. Robert Frazier; winter circle, Mrs. Wallace Young and Mrs. Charles Tobey.

June 10, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Picnic Is Tonight. Waverly, June 10 - The annual picnic of the Home Mission Guild of the First Presbyterian Church will be held at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, (208) Chemung Street, this evening at 6:30. Members have been asked to bring table service, sandwiches and one other article of food. Dessert and coffee will be served by the committee.

June 14, 1934 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Flag Day Program Given At D. A. R. - Carantouan chapter, D. A. R. enjoyed a Flag Day program yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. C. Palmer. The committee for the correct use of the flag, Mrs. Cass Williams, Mrs. Percy Canoll, Mrs. Slade Palmer, Mrs. Fred Masterson, Miss Charlotte King and Mrs. Manley Brink, presented the following program: Poem, "What Do You See When the Flag Goes By," by B. Y. Williams- Margaret Olney; Significance of the Flag - Mrs. Slade Palmer; Growth of the Flag - Miss Jean Merriam; The Pulaski Banner - Miss Charlotte King; Poem, "Hymn of the Moravian Nuns of Bethlehem at the Consecrations of Pulaski's Banner," by Longfellow - Mrs. Cass Williams; Music - Barbara Clark; The Flag of Truce - Mrs. P. E. Canoll; Flag Day Legalized - Mrs. P. E. Slawson; Poem, "The Flag," by Edith Scott Magna - Eleanor Walker; Violin selection - Margaret Olney. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. Marion Bouton, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Slade Palmer, Miss Charlotte Smith and Mrs. Cass Williams.

June 25, 1934 Charlotte Knapp graduated from Waverly High School.

June 26, 1934 Elmira Daily Gazette: Engineer to Visit Waverly Pool Project. Site of Proposed Village Project to Be Inspected as TERA Job - Expect Cost to Waverly to Be $425. Waverly, June 26- Roy B. Stevenson, state project engineer for the TERA in Albany, will have an engineer in Waverly today to go over the proposed swimming pool dam in Shepard Creek, to approve it as a TERA project. Mr. Stevenson stated over the phone from Albany Monday that if the engineer approved the dam recommendation would be sent immediately to New York that the project be approved. The county TERA officials stated that with the co-operation of the state organization that it would probably mean that men will be put to work on the dam next Monday. Sidney K. Johnson, city engineer of Norwich and designer of the Norwich Legion pool which will be copied for the local project, made a survey of the site Sunday and will have plans ready for the construction in a few days. He also estimated the necessary costs for the construction as a basis for the TERA application. The costs for material were estimated at $1,200 while the labor item was placed at $1,700. With TERA approval 75 per cent of the cost of the labor will be refunded to the committee making the actual cost of the labor but $425. This includes not only the cost of constructing the dam but also building up the banks of the pool and providing the necessary equipment for the pool.

June 28, 1934 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. A. W. Bouton entertained the luncheon club at her home on (103) Center street, Friday. The following ladies were present: Mrs. J. W. Knapp, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Wilton Hall, Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. T. P. Snook, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. H. I Seely, and Mrs. E. D. Sebring. - Mrs. Anna Best and her son and daughter, John and Nelliana, of Rochester spent the week-end with Mrs. George Knapp on  (208) Chemung street. - Mrs. George Knapp and daughter, Charlotte left Wednesday to spend ten days with Mrs. Knapp's cousin at Lake Ontario.

June 29, 1934 The Evening Times: Mrs. George Knapp and daughter Charlotte of 208 Chemung street are spending several days with Mrs. Knapp's cousin at Lake Ontario.

July 3, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Fresh Air Aides Are Selected at Waverly. Waverly - Representatives from various local religious, fraternal and social organizations have been selected to serve on the local Fresh Air Committee headed by Dr. Martin Tinker Jr. Those who will be asked to serve are William O’Brien Jr., John Murphy, Thomas Feeney, Sanford Boice, Mrs. E. W. Eaton, Mrs. W. S. Morley, the Rev. Edward J. Dwyer, L. H. Cohen, Hiram Cronk and Mrs. Foster Vannoy. Members of the original committee are Mrs. Carl Coots, Mrs. Francis Gibbs, Mrs. Fred Driscoll, Mrs. Frank Hogan, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Mrs. F. E. Lyford Jr., Mrs. Evan Johnson, Mrs. C. B. Tobey, the Rev. Raymond P. Wilson and L. Robert Oakes.

July 12, 1934 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Cass Williams, and Mrs. Charles Tobey attended a Girl Scout County meeting at Lake Wesauking Tuesday. - Mrs. George Knapp, daughter, Charlotte, and Miss Ellen Kellogg left Wednesday for two weeks at the World's Fair. Mrs. Anna Best and daughter, Nelliana, will join the party at Rochester. - Mrs. George Knapp and daughter, Charlotte, returned Friday from a ten-day visit at Chaumont, N.Y.

July 19, 1934 The Evening Times: Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Evans and son, Henry and grandsons, Henry Jr., Robert and Richard of Chemung called on friends in Deposit, N.Y., and Sherman, Pa., on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Moffat of Fair Haven, N.Y., and son, George Jr., and daughter, Esther visited the home of Mrs. Moffat's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Evans of Waverly, Monday.

August 30, 1934 The Daily Argus, Mount Vernon, N. Y.: Purchase Has Colorful History Of Centuries. ... On the estate of Hugh J. Chisholm on Lincoln Avenue is the grave of Purchase's hero of the Revolutionary War, Gen. Thomas Thomas. Thomas's captures and escapes in this territory and on Long Island are well known facts of history. Suffice it to say that he died in 1824 with the rank of major general, and was buried in Purchase, one of the most beautiful spots in the county for which he fought so well.

September 7, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. Lloyd M. Hedges. Waverly, Sept. 7 - Funeral services for Mrs. Lloyd M. Hedges, wife of Waverly’s police chief, was held Friday afternoon (Sept. 7, 1934) at the home, 5 Athens Street. Mrs. Hedges died Tuesday after a long illness. The Rev. L. W. Lunn of the Grace Episcopal Church, of which she was a member, officiated. Burial was in the Forest Home Cemetery.

September 8, 1934 The Evening Times - Mr. and Mrs. George H. Ballenstedt, of Ithaca, are visiting the former's father, Capt. W. H. Ballenstedt, and his brother, W. G. Ballenstedt of Athens street.

September 26, 1934 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hospital Auxiliary Has Party Tonight. Waverly, Sept. 26 - The Waverly auxiliary of the Robert Packer Hospital will hold a benefit card party at the home (209 Chemung st.) of Mrs. Max Gaudsmith Wednesday evening. The committee in charge of the affair includes Mrs. Gaudsmith, Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. John Murray Jr., Mrs. Earl Rolls, Mrs. T. P. Knapp, Mrs. Fred Deyo, Mrs. Gustav Miller and Mrs. P. G. Gillan.

September 27, 1934 Elmira Star-Gazette: 90 Attend Party to Aid Hospital. Waverly - Approximately 90 were present Wednesday evening at a benefit card party sponsored by the Waverly Auxiliary to the Robert Packer Hospital at the home of Mrs. Max Gaudsmith on (209) Chemung Street. The arrangements committee included Mrs. Gaudsmith, Mrs. F. H. Spencer, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. John Murray Jr., Mrs. Earl Rolls, Mrs. T. P. Knapp, Mrs. Frederick Deyo, Mrs. Gustave Muller and Mrs. P. G. Gillan.

October 5, 1934 Elmira Star-Gazette: English Setter - Year old. All day hunter. Ed. Knapp, Waverly. (Edwin Knapp was renting and living in part of the house at 208 Chemung St. at this time.)

October 25, 1934 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Miss Jenkins To Be Wed Today. The wedding of Miss Naomi Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jenkins, of the Jenkins Inn, Chemung street, and Albert Portner, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Portner, of Corning, will be solemnized at four o'clock this afternoon at Grace Episcopal church with Rev. Levi W. Lunn officiating. The church will be decorated with candles. The bride who will be given away by her father, will wear an old Princess sytle taffeta dress, which is more than 80 years old, and a Madonna cap veil. She will carry a prayer book, in place of a bouquet. Mr. and Mrs. James Sliney, of Bath will act as best man and matron of honor. The later will wear a red velvet dress and turban to match, and will carry autumn flowers. Beverly White of Bath will act as flower girl. The ushers will be Anthony Mattie, of Bath, and Thomas Grady, Carl Youngstrom, and Marvin Coumbes of Corning. The couple will leave following the ceremony for a wedding trip to New York city. After Oct. 29, they will be at home at Sixth Street, Corning, in which city the groom is employed in the ceramics division of the Corning Glass Works. The bride has assisted her parents in the management of the Jenkins Inn. Following the ceremony a reception will be held at the Inn for sixty guests. Prenuptial events included a shower by Miss Jane Lynch, a kitchen shower by the Inn employees, a variety shower by Miss Helen Litteer of Bath, a tea by Miss Edna Brennan, and a buffet supper for the wedding party last evening at the Inn.

November 8, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Pick Workers For Red Cross Member Drive. Waverly, Nov. 8 - Canvassers for the annual Red Cross Roll Call by the Waverly Chapter, have been announced by Chairman C. C. Strong. The list, including the districts which will be canvassed, is as follows: Miss Virginia Kinney, Waverly High and Junior High teachers; Miss Alice Fish, Chemung Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Elliott; Mrs. M. D. Baxter, south end of Park Avenue; Mrs. John C. VanAtta, north end Park Avenue; Mrs. Fred M. Drisco, Orchard Street; Mrs. Seneca White, Clinton Avenue; Miss Nina Barden, Barton. Mrs. Harry W. Knapp, Waverly from Chemung to Broad; Mrs. T. B. Wheeler, Orange Street; Mrs. Harry B. Dickerson, Lincoln Street north from Chemung; Mrs. John A. Johnson, Waverly from Chemung to Clinton; Mrs. Sophia Delgado, Waverly north form Chemung to Clinton Avenue; Mrs. George B. Knapp, Chemung from Pennsylvania to Clark; Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, William Street; Mrs. Cass Williams, Pine Street; Mrs. Thomas Feeney, Fulton from Chemung to Broad; Mrs. Emory Field, Elm Street; Mrs. F. W. Bullman, Pennsylvania from Chemung to Broad; Miss Leona Freedman, Elm Street teachers and Park Place; Mrs. V. H. Post, Fulton from Chemung to Clinton, and Lincoln Street School; Miss Mary E. Macpherson, Tioga General Hospital nurses. Mrs. Robert Dixon, Cadwell Avenue; Mrs. S. E. Ellis, Chemung west from Clark; Mrs. Anna E. Hogan, Loder and Johnson Streets; Mrs. Bert Johnson, Broad Street from Waverly to Pennsylvania; Miss Virginia Simonds, Tioga and Athens Streets; Mrs. C. C. Strong, Broad Street from Waverly to Fulton, north side; Harold VanNest, Broad from Fulton to Loder; Mrs. C. P. Shumway, Howard and Providence Streets; Mrs. Vernon Lovejoy, Center Street; Mrs. Frisbie Howard, Tioga and Athens Streets; Mrs. John W. Wood, Cayuta Avenue.

November 23, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Women Named to Support Lectures. Patronnesses for the series of lectures on current events, books and plays, being given here by Miss Katherine E. Darrin of Addison, are as follows: …Mrs. C. M. Coon, Athens Pa; Miss Helen Thurston, Athens Pa.; Mrs. Leslie M. Sa?s, Athens, Pa.; Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Waverly; Mrs. George Knapp, Waverly; Miss Mary Hunsiker, Athens Pa.; Mrs. Matthew D. Richardson; Miss Jean Merriam, Waverly; Miss Georgianna Palmer, and Miss Ellen Farrar. The next lecture in the series will be given Nov. 26 when Miss Darrin will speak on the following topics:
“Special Problems of the States.” “The Turmoil of France and the Calm of Italy,” “The Importance of the British Royal Family” and “November Plays.”

December 10, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. Edgar G. Crowell. Dr. Pearle Oakley Crowell, late of 511 West First Street, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 1934 at 3 p.m., after an illness of about six weeks. Mrs. Crowell, daughter of Ida M. and Wallace W. Oakley, was born in Bradford County, Pa., Apr. 22, 1876. When she was a child her family came to Elmira. She received her elementary training in the Elmira schools and was later graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College. At one time she was a teacher in School 3. For the past 18 years she had been associated with her husband as a chiropractor. Mrs. Crowell was a member of The Park Church and the Thursday Morning Musicales. She is survived by her husband, Edgar G. Crowell; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin M. Knapp; a grandson, Edwin Knapp Jr., of Waverly; a sister, Mrs. John C. Dyott of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Leon Oakley of Elmira; a niece, Dorothy Dyott, Calif. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. today and was private. The Rev. A. G. Cornwell officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. (The Edwin M. Knapp family were living in part of the house with Gertrude Knapp at 208 Chemung street Waverly, NY at this time.)

December 13, 1934 Binghamton: Waverly. Dr. Albert P. Knight of (472) Pennsylvania avenue, a member of the staff of the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre, has been named to membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

December 27, 1934 Elmira Star Gazette: Among local college students who are spending their vacations in Waverly are: Leslie Tighe, MacMaster’s University; Howard Merrill and Ferrell VanHousen, Alfred University; Natalie Senall, Seton Hall College; Robert Lambert, Notre Dame; Kate Buckpitt and Beatrice Bush, Buffalo State Teacher’s College; Norman Dounce, Cifford Dounce and William Wilson, Cornell; Hart Seely Jr., Bucknell; Charlotte Knapp, Wellesley; Robert Williams and Myron Flynn, Syracuse University; Mary Ruth Sutherland, Gertrude DeWald and Sally Pickley, Elmira College; Catherine Emerson, Oneonta State Normal School; Paul Betowski, Georgetown; Joseph Jordan, Catholic University; Frederick Kellogg and Walter Peck Jr., Brown University; Dorothy and Edmund Burke, Cornell.

1935 Henry Evans, living at 544 East Chemung street, Waverly, NY

Jan. 12, 1935 The Evening Times - The Home Mission guild of the Waverly First Presbyterian church will meet at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening.

Jan. 30, 1935 The Evening Times - Waverly - The annual card party for the benefit of the scholarship fund will be held by the Valley Elmira College club at the home of Mrs. Edwin Knapp, 208 Chemung street on Feb. 7. (Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp rented part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

January 31, 1935 The Binghamton Press: Waverly D. A. R. Hears Dr. Orlie M. Clem. Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Waverly, Wednesday night, heard a talk by Dr. Orlie M. Clem, superintendent of Owego schools. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. A. H. Bell in Chemung street. Comprising the committee on arrangements were Mrs. Abell, Mrs. Harvey Ingham, Mrs. L. J. Simonds and Miss Lila Shoemaker.

February 7, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. F. H. Spencer were in Towanda, Saturday, on Scout business.

February 14, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp left Tuesday to visit Dr. and Mrs. J. Sizoo at Washington, D. C.

February 28, 1935 The Binghamton Press: Waverly D. A. R. Pick's Delegate to Congress. Waverly, Feb. 28 - Miss Grace Hicks has been elected delegate of the Carantouan Chapter of the D. A. R. to the Continental Congress in Washington the week of April 14. The election was held Wednesday evening at a meeting at the home of Mrs. F. A. Bell in Chemung street. Alternate delegates elected are Miss Jean Merriam, Miss Lila Shoemaker, Mrs. F. L. Howard, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mrs. Ralph Reazor, Miss Mary Finch, Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs. Arthur Harris. The regent's alternate named is Mrs. James Sullivan. Mrs. W. S. Morley, regent of the chapter, is delegate ex-officio.

March 14, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp returned Thursday from a visit at Washington, D. C.

March 21, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. H. W. Knapp of 455 Waverly street is now at the Columbus Hotel in Miami, Fla. - Mrs. George Knapp left for New York City today, where she will join her daughter, Charlotte, of Wellesley.

April 4, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Payne's To Show New Decorations. Payne's Cut-Rate Store will celebrate its seventh anniversary Friday evening by a formal opening at which the public will be invited to view its enlarged and redecorated store. New trimmings in ivory, old rose and black create an attractive interior, while the store front and the display window bases have been finished in Pyrenese marble effect. At the rear of the store has been placed a modernistic display with indirect overhead lighting and columnar shelves. A mirror at the rear of the display and a clock on the overhead panel board complete the effect. The store is 10 feet longer than formerly. The show cases are black inside and ivory outside. The work was done by David Lougher, decorator, and Bernard Compton, contractor, both of Waverly. (Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp owned the building at this time.)

June 26, 1935 The Evening Times - Mrs. S. C. Hall Recalls Events Since Coming to Waverly 64 Years Ago. Her Husband, First Principal of the Waverly High School, Saved Bell of Old School From Disposal as Junk. Growth of Waverly and activities in which she has had a personal interest since she came to Waverly 64 years ago as the young wife of Waverly high school's first principal, were recalled today by Mrs. S. C. Hall (Mrs. Stephen C. Hall, M. Josephine) when interviewed at her (427) Park avenue home. Mrs. Hall attended the first commencement held by the Waverly high school 6 years ago and Monday night saw her granddaughter, Jane Adams, daughter of Principal Luther B. Adams, receive her diploma from the school her late husband as first principal organized. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were married in 1870 and that year he organized a new high school at Wilson, N. Y., near Niagara Falls. In 1872 he came to Waverly where he met considerable opposition to the formation of a high school because many of the old-timers wanted to continue the old academy, the school's predecessor. During the past 62 years Mrs. Hall has seen many classes graduated from Waverly but the one this week was the largest. She was not present when the school's largest class, 93, in 1933, was graduated but the second largest was given diplomas Monday night when 77 seniors were presented to School Board President C. C. Strong for graduation. Her enthusiasm was bubbling whenever she began talking about the class of 1935. "Weren't they just fine," she declared several times, adding, "say all the nice things you can about them." Both Mr. and Mrs. Hall were active members of the First Presbyterian church during the years they lived in Waverly. Mrs. Hall recalled how her husband saved the bell from the old school from being sold for junk. When the new building was erected, the first principal declared that he had rung the bell too many times to see it fall into the hands of a junk dealer so purchased it for $15. For some time it was stored in the cellar of the Presbyterian church and one year was brought out and placed in a special frame on the sidewalk for a reunion. Eventually it was placed in the band stand at the high school park where it is now. Mrs. Hall was somewhat surprised, after stating that it had been a long time since she had heard the bell, to learn that it had been so tied as to prevent its ringing because youths of the village had had too much fun with it at Halloween time in 1933. Mrs. Hall, although 90 years of age, is extremely active and mentally alert. With spry step she descended the stairs of her home to greet reporters and promptly answered most of the questions of her interrogators. 

August 15, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Knapp and daughters Helen and Elnora and Frank Boyle spent Sunday with Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Tighe at Sodus Point. - Mrs. George Knapp, commissioner on the Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout Council, accompanied by Mrs. F. H. Spencer and Mrs. John Slater, attended the opening of Camp Brule, Sunday.

August 22, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: A Museum For Waverly? Suppose that you had valuable historical material about Waverly which you would like to have on file in a safe, central place where lovers of Waverly history could consult it? Suppose you should have an article of furniture or some curio closely connected with Waverly's history, an article which future generations will treasure, but which from its nature should be public property? Where would you place such material or article? This brings up the question of a museum for Waverly. The Valley has an excellent museum at Athens in the Tioga Point institution. The efforts of the Murray family, mother and daughters, have made it of more than local interest. Its collections are remarkable and are continually growing, so much so that not all materials can be displayed at one time. Its worth and value rises above local considerations. The suggested Waverly museum is in no sense to be a competitor of the Tioga Point museum. Purely a local, historical treasury of information and articles, it would be a source for historians. The establishment of such a museum would attract gifts of many articles. It would stimulate a local pride in Waverly's history, and pride in a village's history should inevitably lead to a pride in its future. Such a project needs two things; first, a few interested persons to give much time to its development and maintenance; secondly, public support to provide it with permanent quarter. The quarters might be included in plans for a community hall. (Eighty years later, in 2015, The Waverly Historical Society was formed.)

August 23, 1935 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y. Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker Is spending the week at Waverly with her mother, Mrs. J. E. Johnson.

September 5, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Nelliana Best came Saturday to spend several weeks with Miss Charlotte Knapp, prior to her return to Wellesley College. - Mrs. W. N. Best and daughter Nelliana, who have been visiting Mrs. George Knapp on (208) Chemung street, left today for Rochester. Miss Charlotte Knapp accompanied them. - Miss Charlotte Knapp and Miss Ellen Kellogg returned from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Wednesday.

September 5, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Knapp To Speak At Missionary Meeting. Mrs. George Knapp will relate some of the outstanding events of her recent trip to Mexico at the meeting of the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Society at the home (329 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) of Mrs. Arthur Palmer, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. Mrs. Walter Peck will be in charge of. Mrs. W. W. Breck, president, has announced the following committees: social, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. G. F. Coward; hospital, sewing and overseas work: Miss McKee, Mrs. Clarence Scott; missionary box; Mrs. W. J. Carey, Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mrs. George McLean; membership, Mrs. Harry Knapp, Mrs. Edgar Sebring; missionary current events, Mrs. Thomas Tighe; spiritual life groups, Mrs. Luther Hardy; program, Mrs. John Suffern, Miss Alice Fish, Miss Mary Finch, Mrs. Walter Peck, Mrs. Luther Hardy, Mrs. Elizabeth Breck, Mrs. Louis Atwater; collectors, Mrs. J. Clark, Mrs. J. C. Van Atta, Mrs. L. C. Hardy, Mrs. C. Roberts, Mrs. F. M. Drisko, Mrs. W. Peck.

September 11, 1935 The Binghamton Press: Waverly Man Honored. Waverly, Sept. 11 - Edwin M. Knapp, a past president of the Waverly Lions Club, has been named deputy district governor of zone three, Lions International, succeeding Dr. T. J. Littleton of Corning. During his one-year term of office, Mr. Knapp will visit various clubs in his territory. (Edwin Knapp lived in part of the house at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY at this time.)

September 19, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and Mrs. N. W. Best motored to New York for two days and to Wellesley College to enter their daughters, Miss Charlotte Knapp and Miss Nelliana Best for the coming year. They will return the latter part of the week. - Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp and Mrs. Charles Kellogg left Monday to take their daughters, Miss Elnora Knapp and Miss Ellen Kellogg to Wilson College at Chambersburg, Pa. - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp will attend the meeting of the directors and deputy district governors of the sixth district, Lions International, at the Hotel Astor, New York city, on Sept. 28.

September 26, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Waverly Village Of Front Porches Veteran Woman Columnist Describes. The beauty of the Valley and the friendliness of its people are sketched in a charming description which appeared in The Oracle column in The Holyoke (Mass.) Transcript. The Oracle written by Mrs. William G. Dwight, pioneer woman publisher, is one of the oldest personal newspaper columns in the country. Her comment on her visit to Waverly this summer is of interest locally and in it many persons of prominence here are described. It is quoted herewith in part: ... Now there is one thing about Waverly that our trained eyes took in at the start. Every house, and there are almost all houses built in the manner of either seventy years ago, or thirty years ago - there are no new houses, modernistic houses and old colonial mansion in Waverly. The unusual feature is that every house has piazzas and on every piazza are rocking chairs, and on these summer days, morning and afternoon alike, there are people rocking easily in those chairs. Maybe they were summer visitors come home to the folks, but anyway, the rocking chairs rock and the people look very comfortable. The low-roofed home on the village street, that is the Conant's other residence, has for long been a center of culture. One looks from the doorway and the first thing one sees a concert grand piano, and when one stops to look one finds one's fingers turning with the joy of the book lover to collections of writings about music and the drama, and philosophy, and poetry. ...Waverly wears its hospitality right side out. And we met some of their very particular friends. Among them was a choice personality, in a man, who, too, is a continuing part of the generations that came years ago and placed their farm so that it was in the two great States, but whose residence itself is in Pennsylvania. His name is John Murray, and it happens that this important member of the Presbyterian church, has been all of his life a Democrat and one of the staunchest admirers of Al Smith. He proudly boasts his 1,300,000 votes for Smith in New York in 1924. Now he has the dream of his life. His great State of Pennsylvania has been pulled into the Democratic line, but he does admit that when you have got all that you wanted, it isn't all that you want when you get it. Which shows that John Murray is a Philosopher as well as a keen industrialist with a generous bit of the mystic in his soul. Mrs. Murray's roots are deep in the soil in that part of the country as are her husband's and Mrs. Conant's. Some of her people came as Royalist exiles from France, and settled in Pennsylvania more than a century ago. And there is a daughter, who was graduated from Wellesley quite as was the daughter of The Oracle's family, and a son who married a Vassar graduate in the same also with the other Oracle daughter, and who herself is the daughter of the head of the department store in Waverly. And there are three beautiful little Murray girls getting ready for Vassar and Wellesley, who are having their childhood in their great-grandfather's home and on his farm. You see, people stay in Waverly and that's why they come back when they go away and why they are at home and part of the community life as soon as they step across their old thresholds. The Conant's know so many ways of being hospitable always. ....

October 3, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. John T. Slater, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and guests, Miss Hamilton, and Mrs. Almet Case attended the Church School Convention held in Berkshire on Saturday. Mrs. Dan Stark, formerly of Waverly, was in charge of the meeting.

October 24, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. John Shear entertained the Presbyterian Benevolent Society at luncheon Saturday.

November 21, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Historic Home Now Being Torn Down. By Mary E. Finch. Old timers are regretting the demolishing of the Lowman home on Chemung street, just east of the Socony Gas Station. The residence was built before 1850, by Hon. Nathan Bristol, one of Waverly's best known early residents, and was widely known for its hospitality. The house consisted of three stories and a cupola. An old map of Waverly and Factoryville, printed at Philadelphia in 1853, contains a picture of it. There was a fence in front and many small shrubs and trees. The front side walk was level with Chemung street, but the street was later lowered about eight feet, by Charles H. Sawyer (father of Fred A. Sawyer), Edward Angell and a Mr. Smith. These gentlemen did the work, with no expense to the village, for the earth with which they filled their lots. Good sand was found in it, and was used in laying the bricks of the Sawyer home. Four generations have resided in the house built by Mr. Bristol. In 1853 the only building between the Owen Spaulding house, later the Charles L. Alsbertson property, was a house owned by E. Denn. The Bristol plot extended from this land on Chemung street to William street, which was put through it, almost to Garfield street. From the Bristol residence there were no houses until the corner of Chemung street and Cayuta avenue was reached. Here stood the old Walker Tavern. Mr. Bristol, who built the house, was born in Delaware county, New York, March 7, 1805. He cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson, and always remained a Democrat. He served as State Senator from this district in 1852 and 1853. He was an able writer, often writing for the press. Mrs. Bristol died several years before the Senator, and they had two daughters, Harriett, who married Hovey Lowman, a member of the well known Lowman family, of Lowman. The only descendant of their immediate family now residing here is Miss Rita Lowman, of Clark street. Another daughter, Maria, married first, Henry Sawyer, of Waverly, a son of John L. Sawyer, and brother of the late Hon. J. T. Sawyer. After his death she married Dr. Solomon Van Etten, of Port Jervis, at whose home Mrs. Bristol died March 1, 1874.

November 28, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Hall To Celebrate 90th Birthday. There are two things everyone has in common: they have birthdays and they have to eat, says Mrs. S. C. Hall, who will become 90 years of age on Sunday. For this reason, she did not consider her birthday important when the reporter called to see her. Still vigorous and possessed of a lively mind, Mrs. Hall quickly disposed of the question as to whether she keeps up with current events in the newspapers. "Why not?" she asked. She had just been cleaning house, when the reporter called, but courteously stopped to relate a few facts of Waverly as she remembers it. Mr. Hall was the first principal of the Waverly school. Originally, called Waverly Institute, it became later Waverly Union School. Since she moved here in 1871, the opera house building burned in 1873 on the library site, the town clock was installed, the town hall built, the reservoir constructed in 1878, the DL&W railroad came through, buses called herdicks used to run to Sayre, Horace Greely spoke at the old opera house where concerts and lectures were given. Lucius Manning, John Perkins, Phillip Mooney and Mary Vanderlip were the first graduates in Waverly. There were no graduates the first year. Miss Vanderlip became the mother of Judge George Leal Genung of New York. Since that early day, new Catholic and M. E. Churches have been constructed; the Baptist and Episcopal churches have been enlarged. Mrs. Hall recalls the ...

December 19, 1935 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp, a student at Wellesley College, will spend the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, of 208 Chemung street.

December 27, 1935 The Evening Times: Losses in memberships and contributions during the annual membership roll call was reported today by Chairman C. C. Strong of the Waverly Red Cross chapter. ... Canvassers for Roll Call were: Miss Kinney, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. E. S. Coleman, Mrs. Fred M. Drisko, Mrs. H. W. Knapp, Miss Ann VanDuzuer, Mrs. Thomas F. Feeney, ...

1936 or 1937 The Greece Press N.Y.: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald VanAtta of Waverly and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Turner and daughter, Barbara, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Justice of Long Pond Road. (During the 1930 census: Ronald and Ethel VanAtta were living with Gertrude and Charlotte Knapp at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY.)

1936 - 1956, at 337 Broad Street, Edgar D. Sebring, lawyer was in the building. In 1904, Sebring went into practice with Frank Howard and during 1919-1931 he was practicing out of Waverly. Sebring died on November 29, 1958. (from Don Merrill's collection)

1936 Directory: 3 Athens st. William G. Ballenstedt, 5 Athens st. Lloyd M. Hedges. 4 Athens st. Mrs. Lottie Buley. 6 Athens st. Julia Haas. 8 Athens vacant. 7 Athens st. not listed. 9 Athens st. carriage house for 208 Chemung st.

From 1936 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: no 7 or 9 Athens Street address listed; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp, Edgar D. Sebring, Charlotte S. Knapp student

January 3, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: Miss Kellogg Gives Party Tuesday Night. Waverly - Miss Ellen Kellogg entertained at a New Year’s party at her (468) Pennsylvania Avenue home Tuesday evening. Guests included the Misses Elnora Knapp, Charlotte Knapp, Ruth Shoemaker, Dorothy Deyo and Jane Adams and Thomas Williams, Leslie Tighe, Frank Boyle, John Sidey, Dennis Weaver and William McEwen.

January 21, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: To Address DAR On ‘Ellis Island’ Waverly - Mrs. A. O. Caldwell of Titusville, Pa., wife of a former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, will speak on “Ellis Island,” at a meeting of Carantouan Chapter, DAR, Wednesday at 8 p. m. at the home of Mrs. F. W. Merriam on (304) Chemung Street. Contributions for the Ellis Island box are to be brought to this meeting. Miss Jean Merriam, first viceregent, will preside in the absence of Mrs. Wellington S. Morley who is ill. Delegates to a continental congress will be elected. Assisting hostesses will be Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Charles Kellogg, Miss Jean Merriam, Mrs. Harvey Ingham, Mrs. Manley Brink and Mrs. F. C. Simmons.

February 27, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: Elmirans Give DAR Program; Delegate Named. Waverly - Miss Roberta Ticknor, an Elmira College senior, and Miss Emma Hawkes, an Elmira High School senior, entertained at a meeting of the Carantouan Chapter, DAR, at the home (443 Fulton st.) of Mrs. George Vastbinder Wednesday evening. Several readings were given by Miss Ticknor and Miss Hawkes presented piano numbers. Miss Grace Hicks of Washington, a member of Carantouan Chapter, was elected as delegate to a DAR Continental Congress in Washington in April. Alternates are Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. James Sullivan, Mrs. Frank L. Howard, Mrs. Edson Blizzard, Mrs. George Vastbinder, Miss Lila J. Shoemaker, Mrs. Fred C. Simmons, Mrs. Walter S. Peck, Miss Alice Fish and Miss Jean Merriam. Assisting hostesses at the session were Mrs. Percy C. Canoll, Mrs. J. R. Holbert, Miss Martha Hicks and Mrs. Emma Hoyt. Miss Merriam, viceregent was in charge.

March 6, 1936 The Evening Times - Waverly - Two meetings of workers in district one of the Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout council today are being attended by Miss Adelaide Werner, director of Girl Scouting in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon all district council members were scheduled to meet with Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street, and at 6:30 o'clock in the evening a supper meeting of council members and leaders of the district will be held at the Ulster library. Miss Werner's headquarters are in Washington, D. C. Before assuming her present duties she was in the Girl Scout work at Miwaukee, Wis. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Columbia university.

April 28, 1936 The Evening Times: Mrs. Charles Annerman of Elmira will be the principal speaker at a meeting of Carantouan chapter, Daughters' of the American Revolution, at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Annerman, a world traveler, will speak on the subject, "Sketches of the Orient." A report by Miss Grace Hicks of Washington, D. C., delegate to the 45th D. A. R. continental congress in Washington last week will read at the session. Miss Jean Merriam, first vice-regent, will preside. Assisting hostessess will be: Miss Ruth Fish, Miss Alice Fish, Miss Mame Finch, Mrs. Ralph Reazor and Mrs. Sally Sell.

April 30, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: DAR Hears Talk On Trip to Orient. Waverly - Mrs. Charles Annerman of Elmira spoke on “Sketches of the Orient,” at a meeting of Carantouan Chapter, DAR, Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George B. Knapp, 208 Chemung Street. Experiences in the Philippine Islands, China, India and Egypt were related by Mrs. Annerman. She exhibited pieces of silk, lace and linen and several shawls collected in her visits to the Far-East. Miss Ruth Fish read a written report submitted by Miss Grace Hicks of Washington, D. C., who was Carantouan Chapter’s delegate to the 45th Continental Congress in Washington last week. Miss Jean Merriam, first viceregent, presided. Assisting hostesses; Miss Ruth Fish, Miss Alice Fish, Miss Mame Finch, Mrs. Ralph Reazor and Mrs. Sally Sell.

May 7, 1936 Elmira Star Gazette: Sen. Fearon Will Address Women’s Rally. State GOP Leader to Be Heard at Meeting in June. Waverly - Women’s Republican Club of the Town of Barton will entertain the Tioga County Federation of Women’s Republican Clubs at a dinner meeting and rally in the Iron Kettle Inn here in June. More than 200 are expected to attend the affair for which plans were made at a meeting of the local club at the office of Attorney E. W. Eaton Wednesday night. State Senator George Fearon of Syracuse will be the principal speaker. Mrs. Helen Pittsley, president of the Town of Barton club, has named the following committees: Hospitality - Mrs. Luther C. Hardy, Mrs. Edwin Knapp, Mrs. F. A. Bell, Attorney Herbert H. Smith and Frank B. Lousberry. Tickets - Mrs. William Saphar, county chairman; Mrs. C. J. LeFleur, town chairman; Mrs. Charles Tobey, Mrs. E. J. Eichenberg, Mrs. J. A. Salsberry, Mrs. Perry Stanton, Mrs. Lulu Eaton; Mrs. Howard DeWitt, Mrs. Ronald Van Atta, Mrs. Gust Walch, Mrs. Ellen Shumway, Mrs. Max Gaudsmith, Miss Mary O’Farrell, Miss Nelie Shedden, Mrs. Marie Hyers, Mrs. John Suffern and Mrs. Fred Masterson. Tables and decorations - Miss Catherine Tucker, chairman; Mrs. W. E. Eaton, Mrs. Jessie Russell, Mrs. John C. Rhodes, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Everett Moses, Mrs. Hart I. Seely, Mrs. Robert Oaks and Miss Alice Fish. Publicity - Mrs. L. H. Simmons and entertainment, Mrs. Pittsley.

May 28, 1936 The Evening Times: Waverly DAR Elects Officers. ... Miss Jean W. Merriam was elevated from the first vice-regency to the regency to succeed Mrs. Wellington S. Morley at a biennial election held by Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at the home (502 Waverly st.) of Mrs. John A. Johnson Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Morley has served three terms of two years each, as regent of the chapter. Other officers elected are: past regent, Mrs. Morley; first vice-regent, Mrs. George B. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY); second vice-regent, Mrs. Manley Brink to succeed Miss Alice P. Fish; recording secretary, Mrs. Harvey B. Ingham, re-elected; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Carl A. Coots to succeed Mrs. Charles F. Kellogg; treasurer, Mrs. Kellogg to succeed Mrs. Knapp; historian, Mrs. George Vastbinder, re-elected; and registrar, Mrs. Herman Olney, re-elected. ...

June 24, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: Fearon, Cole, Speakers for GOP Dinner. Waverly - With a full quota of 200 tickets sold for the dinner meeting sponsored by the Tioga County Federation of Republican Women’s Club at which State Senator George R. Fearon of Syracuse will speak Thursday evening at the Iron Kettle Inn, the committee is endeavoring to make arrangements to accommodate a few more persons who want to attend. …Congressman W. Sterling Cole of Bath notified the committee Tuesday that he would be here and speak briefly as will State Senator C. Tracy Stagg of Ithaca, and Assemblyman Frank G. Miller of Apalachin. …Arrangement committees are: Tables and decorations, Miss Catherine Tucker, Mrs. Edward W. Eaton, Mrs. Jessie Russell, Mrs. John C. Rhodes, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. R. Everett Moses, …

Aug. 25, 1936 The Evening Times - Knapp's Dogs Win Ribbons At Show. Waverly - Ribbons won by his two entries at the Schenectady Dog Fanciers Association show at Schenectady last weekend are being shown to his friends by Edwin Knapp of Waverly. Mr. Knapp, owner of Stoneway Kennels on (60) Orange street, exhibited a dog and a bitch at the show. The English Setter bitch, Pennine Patricia, took first prize in the novice class and the dog, Blue Mack of Stoneway, same breed, took second prize in the novice class. Although the show was under the auspices of the American Kennel club, Pennine Patricia's win did not give her any points toward a championship, Mr. Knapp said. Both animals were purchased when puppies. Next week Mr. Knapp expects to take the pair and probably a third animal to a show at Angelica, near Buffalo.

August 27, 1936 Buffalo Courier-Express: Mrs. George Knapp and Miss Jean Merriam of Waverly are the guests of Mrs. Mildred T. Crandall of Bryant Street.

August 27, 1936 Buffalo Courier-Express: Mrs. Nathaniel Gorham entertained friends at tea yesterday afternoon at her home in Bryant Street, in honor of Mrs. George Knapp and Miss Jean Merriam of Waverly, who are visiting Mrs. Mildred T. Crandall.

September 19, 1936 Elmira Star Gazette: 400 Attend Church's Anniversary. Waverly - Nearly 400 people attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly in the church social hall Friday night. Twenty-four of these who attended were present at the dedication ceremonies 50 years ago. Attorney Frank A. Bell of Waverly, program chairman, introduced speakers. The opening prayer was given by the Rev. Benjamin Knapp of Waverly, retired, second minister sent out by the local church. The address of welcome was given and greetings from the Binghamton Presbytery were read by the Rev. Lidsay S. B. Hadley of Cortland, moderator. "The Old Church," by Miss Mary E. Finch and "Fifty Years of History," by Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, revealed that the first settlers of Factoryville now Waverly who were of Presbyterian faith, attended services at the Athens Presbyterian Church which was founded in 1812. It was on Mar. 2, 1847, that several members from Athens met at the Milltown School to plan for a church at Factoryville. A second meeting was held a short time later when the following resolution offered by Dr. A. H. Woodworth, was adopted: "Resolved, that we invite the Chemung Presbytery to come to Factoryville and organize a Presbyterian Church. Further that they be requested to come as soon as possible." On June 8, 1847, 22 people organized the Factoryville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Curtis Thurston of Athens as pastor. Week-day meetings were held at the homes of members and Sunday services were held at the Factoryville school house. Later the Baptists offered the use of their church on Ithaca Street which is now the Percy Bailey residence. When the membership increased it was felt that a church building was needed. Owen Spaulding donated a lot on Pennsylvania Avenue where the manse now stands and a wooden church was built at a cost of $1,600. As the membership grew larger quarters were needed. The Jarvis residence at Pennsylvania and Park Avenues was purchased and in 1886 the present structure was erected at a cost of $30,000. The old wooden church adjoining it stood until several years later before being torn down. The social hall was erected as an addition to the present building in 1924 during the Rev. Albert O. Caldwell's pastorate here. The Rev. Mr. Caldwell spoke briefly on his pastorate. He will preach Sunday morning. Two selections, "I Love Life," and "The Bells of St. Mary," were sung by the quartet composed of Mrs. Wilton Hall, Mrs. Thomas Tighe, Evan S. Johnson and Walter Christman. Those who were in charge of arrangements for the anniversary are the Rev. Mr. Tighe, Mr. Bell, Arthur C. Palmer, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Edson A. Tilton and John H. MurrayJr.

September 21, 1936 The Evening Times: Presbyterians at Evening Worship Celebrating Dedication of Present Building. Waverly, Sept. 21. Activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the present Presbyterian church of Waverly were concluded with sermons Sunday by Rev. Albert O. Caldwell, D.D., a former pastor, and Rev. Thomas Tighe, the present minister. The church was dedicated 50 years ago yesterday with Rev. F. B. Hodge D.D., of the Wilkes Barre First Presbyterian church preaching the sermon. Miss Carrie M. Dietrick was the soloist at morning and evening services and Rev. John LeRoy Taylor was the minister. The officers of the parish at that time were: George F. Waldo, Charles Sawyer, J. W. Knapp, C. E. Merriam, A. Hemstreet and Moses Lyman, session; R. D. VanDuzer, Howard Elmer, S. W. Slaughter (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), M. Lyman, Jamed Kenyon, James Clark and S. C. Hall, trustees; T. G. Tracy, secretary-treasurer, and Mr. Hall, superintendant of the Sunday school. Dr. Caldwell, now of Titusville, Pa., spoke at the morning service on the topic, "Things that Endure." He said that the celebration was not of the fact that brick and plaster have stayed together 50 years, but to observe the building of a palace of worship by men and women of prayer, and to recognize that the thing for which the church was built is the purpose for which it stands. ...

Sept. 29, 1936 The Evening Times - The 69th academic year of Cornell University began Monday. Judging by the large number of applications, enrollment will be increased this year. A freshman class of over 1,500 is indicated.  Among students entering Cornell this fall are: ...  Charlotte Slaughter Knapp, 208 Chemung Street, Waverly: Elnora Mixer, 97 Center Street, Waverly; ...

October 2, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly - … Mrs. Anna Moon has moved from (120) Park Place to Athens Street. - Mrs. Harold Sawyer, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Sawyer of Chemung Street, has returned to Jackson Heights. … - Mr. and Mrs. L. V. LaRue have moved from (104) Wilbur Street to Athens Street. - …

Oct. 10, 1936 The Evening Times - Waverly - Meetings of the Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout council in Waverly and Athens are scheduled for Monday. At 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon, the council will hold its regular October meeting at the home of Mrs. George B. Knapp, 208 Chemung street, Waverly. Miss Marguerite Twohy, a representative of the national Girl Scout council, will speak. The Leaders association of the council will hold a supper meeting at 6:30 o'clock in the evening at the Girl Scout Little House at Athens. Miss Twohy will speak.

October 13, 1936 Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 57, Issue 14: 11 Sororities List Pledges. ... Delta Gamma - the Misses Virginia Harring and Elizabeth Stocking, both of the Class of '37, Miss Rhea Casterline '38, and the Misses Belle Ayers, Nedra Blake, Clarice Blake, Clara Herrick, Roberta Houghton, Charlotte Knapp, Myrta Munn, Carol Reardon, M. A. Smith, Elizabeth Townsend, and Mildred Wells, all of the Class of '40.

October 22, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: Strong Heads Red Cross For 15th Year. Waverly - C. C. Strong was elected chairman of the Waverly Red Cross Chapter for the 15th consecutive term at the high school Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Other officers, all re-elected are: vicechairman, Miss Mary W. Muldoon and P. C. Meserve; secretary, Miss Harriet E. Lewis; treasurer, Harold C. Watrous; executive committee, Mrs. Vernon Lovejoy, Mrs. Harry Dickerson, Mrs. T. B. Wheeler, Miss Ruth Fish, Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. Harold C. Watrous, John F. Harper, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Mrs. Albert P. Knight, Miss Mary Kinney, Mrs. C. J. LaFleur and Miss Virginia Kinney. …

November 12, 1936 Evening Times: ... Waverly's annual American Red Cross drive was begun yesterday by a crew of 34 canvassers working under the supervision of C. C. Strong, chairman of the local chapter. ... The canvassers who will call at all homes and business places in the village and community of Barton are: Miss Virginia Kinney, Miss Ruth Fish, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. George B. Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), ...

November 13, 1936 Elmira Star Gazette: Hospital Reports On Food Drive. Waverly - Two hundred eighty-two jars of fruit, vegetable and other canned goods was collected by the Waverly Auxiliary to the Robert Packer Hospital in their annual drive the last week in October, says Mrs. George Knapp, chairman of the collection committee. Mrs. Knapp was assisted in the drive by Mrs. Fred Pittsley, Mrs. C. J. LaFleur, Mrs. Max Gaudsmith, Mrs. Lewis Mercereau, Miss Alice Devlin, Mrs. Frederick Deyo, Mrs. D. D. Tillman and the Boy and Girl Scouts.

November 19, 1936 Elmira Star Gazette: Badges Given Girl Scouts At Waverly. Waverly - Attendance, rank and merit badges were awarded members of Carantouan Girl Scout Troop at a rally at the Presbyterian Social Hall Wednesday evening. …The presentations of badges … Attendance awards for 1935 were presented to: … Badges of rank were awarded to: … were invested by Mrs. George B. Knapp. …

December 3, 1936 Elmira Star-Gazette: DAR Hears Waverly Street History. Waverly - The histories of Waverly streets were summarized by Miss Mary E. Finch at a meeting of the Carantouan Chapter, DAR, at the home of Mrs. George Knapp of 208 Chemung Street, Wednesday afternoon. Her talk was illustrated by a map 83 years old. When the map was drawn in 1853, only Waverly and Fulton Streets extended north beyond Chemung Street. Most of the Village of Waverly was located between Broad and Chemung Streets. Cayuta Avenue and Chemung Streets, extending through Factoryville (now East Waverly) were the first laid out here. Miss Jean Merriam, regent, Miss Lila Shoemaker and Mrs. Knapp gave reports on a recent regional convention at Corning. John Koop accompanied by his mother at the piano, played a violin solo. Miss Alice Fish read a poem, “Waverly,” written by Mrs. F. W. Merriam. The assisting hostesses were Mrs. Herman Olney, Miss Finch, Mrs. Emma Hoyt, Mrs. F. W. Merriam, and Mrs. Caid Peck.

December 11, 1936 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. F. E. Finch Has Luncheon Guests. Mrs. Philip F. Finch of 734 West Church Street entertained a few friends at luncheon Thursday. Out of town guests were Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st.), Mrs. Wilton S. Hall (320 Chemung st.) and Mrs. Charles Kellogg (468 Pennsylvania ave.) of Waverly.

January 21, 1937 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp left Monday to visit Mrs. Chester Brinkerhoff at Williamsport, Pa.

January 28, 1937 Elmira Star-Gazette: Two Delegates To Congress of DAR Chosen. Waverly - Delegates to the Continental Congress at Washington, D. C., in April were named at a meeting of the Waverly chapter, Daughters of American Revolution at the home of Mrs. Ernest Walker, (17) Orchard Street, Wednesday afternoon. Delegates named were Miss Jean Merriam, regent, and Mrs. Fred Simmons, Alternates were Mrs. George Vastbinder, Miss Grace Hicks, Mrs. Ralph Reazor and Mrs. George Knapp. …

January 28, 1937 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: D. A. R. Hears Scout Talks Wednesday. The January meeting of Carantouan Chapter, D. A. R., was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ernest Walker. The regent, Miss Jean Merriam, presided, and the following delegates were elected to attend the Continental Congress at Washington: Miss Merriam, by virtue of her office as regent, and Mrs. Fred Simons. Alternates chosen were Mrs. George Vastbiner, Miss Grace Hicks, Mrs. Ross Reazor and Mrs. George Knapp. ...

January 28, 1937 The Waverly Sun and Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp came home the latter part of last week from a visit with Mrs. Chester Brinkerhoff at Williamsport, Pa.

February 18, 1937 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Waverly Dog Wins Laurels At New York. Pennine Patricia, orange and white 17-month old English setter from Stoneway kennels, Waverly, added to her laurels by taking first prize in a special field trial class at the Westminster Kennel club dog show in New York City last week. She ended her appearance in this foremost of bench shows by being judged in a ring with five champions competing for the best of breed title won by Champion Pilot of Crombie of Happy Valley, owned by the Happy Valley kennels. The local dog was exhibited by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp and handled by Mrs. Knapp, the only woman in the ring for the best of breed judging of English setters. Philip Schwartz, an outstanding judge of English setters, in awarding the class prize to Mrs. Knapp's entry said that Pennine Patricia is one of the best field trial animals he has seen in a bench show. She previously has won her class at shows in Schenectady and Angelica. Last fall she won the junior all age event at the Rochester field trials and placed second to a champion in field trials for women handlers at Middletown. The prize at the Westminster show was a ribbon and $10.

February 25, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: DAR Members 'Dress Up' for Colonial Party. A Group Of Members of Carantouan DAR Chapter of Waverly, attired for the Colonial tea at the home (111 Howard st. Waverly, NY) of Mrs. E. A. Tilton Wednesday. In the picture from the left: Miss Jane Love, Mrs. Herman Olney, Mrs. Walter Peck, Mrs. Tilton, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Harvey Ingham, Miss Jean Merriam, regent and Mrs. George Vastbinder.

March 20, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: J. F. Jenkins, Waverly Inn Owner, Dies. Waverly - J. Frank Jenkins, 66, for seven years proprietor of the Jenkins Inn and a former Bath restaurant proprietor, died in a Waverly hospital early Saturday after several months ill health. Mr. Jenkins was born in North Chemung, moving to Campbell in early life and later to Bath where for 20 years he was engaged in business. Thirty-five years ago Mr. Jenkins married Miss Adabelle Platt. They celebrated their anniversary Mar. 5. The Jenkins recently returned from Florida. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Shepard Hills Country Club of Waverly and the IOOF at Bath. He leaves his wife; four daughters, Miss Martha Jenkins of Waverly; Mrs. Lloyd White and Mrs. James Sliney of Bath; and Mrs. Albert Portner of Corning; a granddaughter, Beverly White of Bath; and two sisters, Mrs. K. M. Matthews and Mrs. Eben Elston of Elmira. Friends may call at the home, 202 Chemung Street, after 7 p. m. Saturday. A prayer service will be held at the home Monday morning and the body will be taken to Bath for funeral services and burial Tuesday.

March 20, 1937 The Evening Times - Holy Week - ... Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Spring Circle business and social meeting with Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring, 208 Chemung street. Plans will be made for a spring party with Mrs. Sebring and Mrs. Ralph Marsh as co-chairman. (The Sebring's were renting part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

March 25, 1937 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: J. F. Jenkins Owner of Local Inn Succumbs. J. Frank Jenkins, 66, for seven years proprietor of the Jenkins Inn and a former Bath restaurant proprietor, died in a Waverly hospital early Saturday after several months ill health. Mr. Jenkins was born in North Chemung, moving to Campbell in early life and later to Bath where for 20 years he was engaged in business. Thirty-five years ago Mr. Jenkins married Miss Adabelle Platt. They celebrated their anniversary Mar. 5. The Jenkins recently returned from Florida. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Shepard Hills Country Club of Waverly and the IOOF at Bath. He leaves his wife; four daughters, Miss Martha Jenkins of Waverly; Mrs. Lloyd White and Mrs. James Sliney of Bath; and Mrs. Albert Portner of Corning; a granddaughter, Beverly White of Bath; and two sisters, Mrs. K. M. Matthews and Mrs. Eben Elston of Elmira. A prayer service was held at the home Monday morning, and the body was then taken to Bath for funeral services and burial Tuesday.

March 30, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Garden Club Hears Pridham On Gladioli. Waverly - Prof. Albert M. S. Pridham of Cornell University, gave an illustrated lecture on gladioli and shrubs and President C. B. Tobey appointed standing committees at a meeting of the Waverly Garden Club at the Village Hall Monday night. A bulb exhibition was held in connection with the meeting. The appointments were: program, Robert N. Dixon, Mrs. Fred Kurtz, Mrs. John Seidell, P. E. Canoll, Mrs. John T. Slater and Mrs. Wesley Smeaton; civic, Mrs. C. H. LaFleur, Mrs. C. B. Dounce, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. T. B. Wheeler, Mrs. Ezra Coleman and Mrs. John H. Murray; membership, Mr. Canoll, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. Slater, Lawrence Jayne, John W. Watkins and M. M. Latham; flower show, Miss Alice B. Devlin, A. B. Cady, Mrs. Floyd W. Letts, A. W. Newman, Mrs. Kurtz and Mrs. Chester Bennett; publicity, Mrs. Wheeler, Miss Devlin and Mr. Dixon; and hospitality, Mrs. Dounce, Mrs. Albert P. Knight, Mrs. Edward W. Eaton, John C. Rhodes and Mrs. Kurtz. …

1937 Frank P. Boyle was living in Waverly, NY

April 5, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Hold Bridge Party Tonight. Sayre - Bridge players of the valley will gather at the Nurses’ Home tonight for a benefit card party given by the Waverly auxiliary of the Robert Packer Hospital. Featuring the party will be a contract bridge tournament between teams from Towanda and the Sayre Acacia Club. Tournament play for special prizes will start at 7:30 p. m. while the public games will begin at 8 o’clock. Men and women are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Arrangements are in charge of Mrs. Percy Gillan, chairman; Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. Elmer Bruffy, Mrs. L. H. Cohen, Miss Alice M. Devlin, Miss Agnes McCarthy and Mrs. H. Slade Palmer.

April 6, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Veto Gas Station. A score of residents appeared to protest against the proposed construction of a gasoline service station on the M. W. Kennedy property on the west corner of Fulton and Chemung Streets. An oil company sought permission to build there. A village ordinance bans such enterprises within 250 feet of a church or school. The company said the proposed station would be 252 feet from the entrance to St. James Catholic Church and 263 feet from the entrance of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Residents of the section, through Attorneys Edgar E. Sebring and Frank A. Bell, argued that Chemung Street should remain residential and that distances from the church property lines to the Kennedy property were less than 250 feet. Council upheld the residents and refused the oil company's application.

April 8, 1937 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte and Elnora Knapp are home from Cornell for the spring vacation.

April 15, 1937 The Waverly Sund And Nichols Recorder: Misses Charlotte and Elnora Knapp have resumed their studies at Cornell University.

May 20, 1937 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp expects to leave Saturday for New York City and will sail Tuesday, the 25th, on the M. S. "Layfayette" with the Rotarians on a trip abroad. - One of the loveliest rock gardens of Waverly is located in the rear of the Wheeler home, at 53 Orange street. Not only are the plants, flowers and shrubs a beautiful sight, but the rocks themselves are of novel shapes and sizes, and it would be well worth while for any interested in rock gardens to visit.

May 21, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Rotary Delegates To Sail Tuesday. Waverly - Mr. and Mrs. Hart I. Seely (450 Pennsylvania ave.) and Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of (208 Chemung st.) Waverly will represent the valley at the annual convention of Rotary International at Nice, France. The trio will leave for New York City Sunday and sail for France on ...(paper cut off)

May 27, 1937 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp, of Cornell University, was home for the week-end. - Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Sebring and Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Hall were in New York on Tuesday to see the sailing of the French Line, for Rotary convention in Nice. Those sailing on this boat from Waverly were Mr. and Mrs. Hart I. Seely and Mrs. Gertrude Knapp. - Mrs. Gaudsmith told our star reporter that she almost took the Hindenburg when she made her trip home from England after attending the coronation. The other day a crack about "if all the people who 'just missed the Hindenburg were...'" But Mrs. Gaudsmith's story has a ring of truth in it. She said she planned to come home on the ill-fated dirigible with a friend. She didn't want to make the trip alone. At the last minute the friend's plans were changed and the friend stayed in England. So she came home on the next best (in this case, the very best) trans-Atlantic vehicle - the "Normandie." - Fate keeps Mrs. Gaudsmith on pins and needles. She just missed taking a certain train in England. And that was a lucky thing. If she had gotten to the station on time she would have taken a train that somehow caught afire, and she might have been one of the badly burned passengers.

May 29, 1937 Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 57, Issue 177: Week-End Fraternity Guests. Pi Kappa Alpha. Chaperones: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Sleights, Bellvue, Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Sprole, Ithaca. Guests: The Misses Pauline Bender, Rocky River, O., Betty Birds, Bradford, Pa.; Rena Bissell, New Rochelle; Janyce Day, Ridegwood, N. J.; Alice Guttman, Boonton, N. J.; Katherine Hutchens, Pulaski; Lily James, Bradford, Pa.; Charlotte Knapp, Waverly; Louise Meyers, Madison, N. J.; Beatrice Moore, Pittsburg; Gertrude Paul, Buffalo; Elfreda Plaisted, New York City; Wilhemina Scott, Omaha; Elma Shaver, Ilion; Betty Smith, Herkimer; Eileene Smith, Dayton, O.; Jane Uren, Omaha; Gladys Vodges, Germantown, Pa.; Joan Wilson, Richland; Melva Wright, West Falls.

June 20, 1937 The Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn, N. Y. : To Re-decorate Church. Moravia - D. W. Lougher (439 Clark st. Waverly, NY), interior decorator, of Waverly, on February 1 will start the work of re-decorating the interior of St. Patrick's Church. Mr. Lougher will be assisted by his three sons. (David W. Lougher (Stella) interior decorator, h and do, at 439 Clark st. Waverly, NY; Evan C. Lougher, painter, 439 Clark st.; Jane Lougher, student, 439 Clark st.; Robert G. Lougher, painter, 439 Clark st.; Arthur R. Lougher, interior decorator, r 15 Cadwell ave.)

July 23, 1937 The Evening Times: Women's Names On Town Jury Lists Filed This Week. Waverly, July 23 Town of Barton and Waverly jury lists have been filed at the court house in Owego, and for the first time in New York state history, women have been included. Under a law passed by the last legislature, women will be able to serve on juries after Sept.1. The law provides, however, that any woman drawn for jury duty may decline to serve without excuse. The complete list of women eligible for jury duty folllows. Unless specified, they reside in the Village of Waverly. This list has been furnished by Town Clerk Frank B. Lounsberry. Catherine Allbee, Elsie Andrews, Anna Arnold, Margaret Arnold, Mary Boice, Leona Clune, Bessie Decatur, Edna DeWitt, Lucy C. Dodge of Waverly R. D. 2, Lulu Eaton, Delia Eichenberg, Charlotte Eichenberg, Catherine Feeney, Luella Fisher, Ellen Falsey, Alice Fish, Mabel King Fields, Anna Ferguson, Fanny Flynn, Catherine Gibbons, Mabel Giltner,Barton, Anna Harding, Louise Harding, Gladys Harper, Ethel Hall, Anna Hogan, Mary Hyer of Lockwood, Triiba Jenkins, Florence Kellog, Gertrude S. Knapp (of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Millie Gay Lewis, Maude LaFleur, Mary Muldoon, Harriett Morgan, Lillian Masterson of Barton, Grace Munn of Barton, Mary Norton, Mary P. Reazor, Mildred C. Rhodes, Jennie F. Robinson, Mrs. Anna Sheahan, Florence B. Slater, Lila Shoemaker, Helen M. Schwartz, Ella R. Saphar ....

August 3, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Dr. Frederick K. Shaw was appointed medical examiner over Dr. Leon S. Betowski, Dr. John H. Schamel, Dr. Frederick S. Carpenter. Last month members could not break a thrice deadlocked ballot between Dr. S. Betowski and Dr. Carpenter.

August 14, 1937 Elmira Daily Gazette: Sport Contest Arranged For Sunday. Waverly - Water sports will be staged at the Waverly swimming pool in Shepard Creek, Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the pool’s lifeguards, Miss Maxine Teetsel and Robert Collins. Sunday’s events will be in form of an elimination contest to select entries for the Labor Day water carnival, the last day the pool will be officially open. Ten events for girls and 19 events for the boys are scheduled. Eligibility in the Labor Day contest requires at least a fifth place in the eliminations. A medley relay race will be a feature of the afternoon. Each member of the relay team will swim a different stroke on his lap of the race. There will be free style events and driving contests.

September 10, 1937 Elmira Star-Gazette: Wife of Pastor to Address Women. Waverly - Mrs. Robert P. Kellerman, wife of the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Waverly, will address the Women’s Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church at 3 p. m. today at the church on “Kagawa.” Mrs. Luther Hardy is chairman of a committee in charge of a social hour to follow. Devotions will be conducted by Mrs. George Knapp and there will be a musical program.

September 14, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Setter Wins Prize. Waverly - Edwin M. Knapp, local dog fancier, came home with another prize when Stoneway Sue from his Stoneway Kennels took first place in puppy class at the Broome Co. Sportsman's Assoc. field trials. There were 90 entries in the Binghamton trials and Mr. Knapp's entry was the only setter to win a prize.

Oct. 4, 1937 The Evening Times - Funeral of John C. VanAtta, who died at his home, 449 Park avenue, at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Thomas Tighe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery. Mr. VanAtta was born in Waverly 77 years ago, and was the oldest business man on Broad street. He started in the drug business at the corner of Broad and Park avenue (newspaper mistake, should be Waverly street, his home was on Park ave.) when he was scarcely 14 years old, and has conducted the same business at the same place for 64 years. He was active up until a short time before his death. Mr. VanAtta did not belong to any fraternal or business organizations, although he was a director of the Citizen’s National Bank and a member of the Presbyterian church. His vocation in life was his drug store, and he made it his hobby too. Although he led a quiet life, he was well known by virtually everyone in the community, and his perennial good nature made him many friends. He has been a daily part of the Broad street scene for longer than anyone can remember. Surviving are his widow, a son, Ronald, of Rochester; and a niece, Mrs. Virginia Tarleton of Brooklyn, N. Y.

October 6, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Final Tribute Paid Waverly Druggist. Waverly - A host of friends of the late John C. VanAtta of Waverly, among them many business men of the village, paid final tribute to their former fellow citizen at services conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home on (449) Park Ave., by the Rev. Thomas Tighe of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Active pall bearers were Charles B. Toby, Frederic S. Deyo, Wallace S. Young, John Murray Jr., John C. Rhodes and Evan S. Johnson. Honorary bearers were Edson A. Tilton, James H. Owen, Fred A. Sawyer, John Murray Sr., Harold C. Watrous, Frederick Hawkes, Louis D. Atwater and Harry Knapp, all directors of the Citizens National Bank of which Mr. VanAtta was one.

October 20, 1937 Elmira Star-Gazette: ARC to Name New Officers. Waverly- Officers of the Waverly chapter of the American Red Cross will be elected at the 20th annual meeting in the High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. today. All who joined during the last roll call are invited to attend. Officers are: Vicechairman, Miss Mary W. Muldoon and Percy C. Meserve; secretary, Miss Harriet E. Lewis; treasurer, Harold C. Watrous; executive committee, Mrs. Vernon Lovejoy, Mrs. Harry Dickerson, Mrs. T. B. Wheeler, Miss Ruth Fish, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. H. C. Watrous, John F. Harper, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Mrs. Albert P. Knight, Mrs. C. J. LaFleur and Miss Virginia Kinney.

October 27, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. Knapp Heads Scouts. Waverly - The Susquehanna Valley Girl Scouts Council has elected: Commissioner, Mrs. George Knapp; deputy commissioner, Mrs. Harry Crandall; secretary, Mrs. Eugene E. Crediford, and treasurer, Mrs. Daniel Taylor. Committee chairman: training personnel, Mrs. John Lynch; badges and awards, Mrs. John Higgins; camp, Mrs. LaRue W. Croll; public relations, Mrs. Robert Fraser.

November 4, 1937 The Evening Times: Vanatta Store Is Sold To E. J. Payne. Waverly, Nov. 4 - John C. VanAtta drug store has been sold to Earl Payne, it was announced this morning. It is the first time this store has changed hands in over 50 years. Mr. Payne plans to close out the stock, remodel the store and continue the business with the same lines of merchandise carried by the late Mr. VanAtta. He stated that he will also continue to run his other drug store on Broad street. The VanAtta store was established in its present location at the corner of Waverly street about 80 years ago by Slaughter and Wells. When Mr. Wells died, Mr. VanAtta accepted a position as clerk, later purchasing the store from its original owner. (Samuel Slaughter was the original owner of the Corner Drug Store business and building. Samuel's daughter, Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, still owned the building at this time. She sold the building to Earl Payne in 1946. It was the business that was bought at this time in 1937, not the building, 337 Broad st. Waverly, NY.)

November 5, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: Fish to Give Victory Dinner Talk. Waverly - Dr. Harry S. Fish, member of the Tioga County General Hospital surgical staff, will be the principal speaker at the Town of Barton Republican Victory Dinner Saturday night, it was announced Thursday afternoon by District Attorney Francis J. Clohessy, general chairman. The following committees have been appointed: General, County Judge Edward W. Eaton; Mayor J. C. Drake, Police Chief Lloyd M. Hedges, and Superintendant of Schools Don W. McCleland. Reception, Mrs. Fred Pittsley, chairman; Mrs. Perry Stanton, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Mrs. Edward Eaton, Mrs. Stephen Jenkins, Mrs. Francis Clohessy, Mrs. John Harper, Mrs. Dallas Martin, Mrs. C. J. LaFleur, Mrs. D. J. Simon, Mrs. Fred C. Simmons, Mrs. John Drake, Mrs. Lulu Eaton, Miss Nellie Shedden, Mrs. E. J. Eichenberg, Mrs. John Rhodes, Miss Jean Merriam, Mrs. Charles Toby, Mrs. C. P. Shumway. Mrs. Stanley Carroll, Mrs. Ralph Reazor, Mrs. Mack O’Shaughnessy, Mrs. Howard DeWitt, Mrs. Edwin O’Brien, Mrs. Frank Bell, Mrs. Harry W. Knapp, Mrs. Edgar Sebring, Mrs. Evan S. Johnson, Miss Hazel McEwen, Mrs. LaRue Croll, Mrs. Carl Coots, Mrs. LeRoy Broock, Mrs. Elmer Bruffy, Mrs. W. E. Willatt, Mrs. T. P. Knapp, Mrs. Orson Swartwood, Mrs. Grace Munn, of Barton; Mrs. Samuel Bingham and Mrs. Jay Andrus of Lockwood. Hall decoration, Ira Brink, chairman; Harvey Tracy and Mrs. Pearl Salsberry; street decoration, John C. Rhodes, chairman; Jesse E. Decker, R. Everett Moses and LeRoy Broock; tickets, Atty. Herbert Smith, chairman; Earl J. Payne, John F. Haroer and Edwin O’Brien; parade, Village Trustee W. E. Robinson, chairman; Stephen J. Jenkins, George Brougham and Cecil Haight; finance, Walter S. Peck, chairman; C. J. LaFluer, Earl C. Cooper and J. William Merrill.

November 5, 1937 Elmira Star Gazette: For the first time in 50 years the drug store of the late John C. VanAtta has changed hands. It was purchased Thursday by Earl J. Payne of Waverly. (He purchased the business, not the building. Building still owned by Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY. Mrs. Knapp sold the building to Earl Payne in 1946. 337 Broad st. Waverly, NY)

November 24, 1937 Elmira Star-Gazette: Girl Scout Council Meets At Waverly. Waverly - The Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout Council meeting held Monday at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, (208) Chemung St. heard an address by Miss Jean Christie of New York City, member of the national camp advisory staff. Miss Christie was guest of honor at a supper held in the “little house” in Athens in the evening and spoke to the leaders association.

November 24, 1937 The Evening Times - Waverly Personals - Miss Charlotte Knapp of Cornell University is spending Thanksgiving recess with her mother, Mrs. George B. Knapp of 208 Chemung street. - Miss Elnora Knapp of Cornell University is spending Thanksgiving vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp of 97 Center street. - Edgar D. Sebring, Jr., and his classmate, Richard Rand of North Adams, Mass., both students at Ithaca college will spend Thanksgiving with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring, 208 Chemung street. During the fall term, Mr. Sebring played on the soccer team and Mr. Rand on the football team. Both are members of the basketball squad. (The Sebring's were renting part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

December 9, 1937 - 1987, at 337 Broad Street, Payne's Drug Store, Earl J. Payne, proprietor, but building owned by Gertrude Slaughter Knapp until she sold it to Payne in 1946. Was opened as Rexall Store on December 9, 1937 after renovations. In 1948, Payne's druggist quit, so no longer a drug store, but a cut rate variety store and soda fountain. In 1957, Louise Brewer buys the store, but not the building, she has soda, sandwiches, gifts and cosmetics. (from Don Merrill's collection)

1938 Directory: 3 Athens st. Thaddeus Kinney. 5 Athens st. William G. Ballenstedt (homeowner). 4 Athens st. Milan J. Spencer. 6 Athens st. Julia Haas. 8 Athens st. Justus H. Walch.

From 1938 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: no address for 7 (most likely empty hole where the octagon home formerly stood) or 9 Athens Street (carriage house to 208 Chemung st.) listed; at 208 Chemung Street - Knapp Charlotte S. student r 208 Chemung, Knapp Gertrude S. wid. George B. h 208 Chemung Edgar D. Sebring

January 10, 1938 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Churches. … First Presbyterian Church, Monday, 3:30, Brownies; Monday, 7:30 Home Mission Guild will meet at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung St.; Tuesday, 4, Carantouan Troop committee and Waverly members of the Scout Council will be entertained at dinner at 5; Tuesday, 7:30 Bible school; Wednesday, 4, junior choir rehearsal; Thursday, 7:30, mid-week prayer service; Friday, 3, Women’s Missionary Society meeting with Mrs. W. W. Breck speaking on Hawaii. …

January 18, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Scout Council Meets. Waverly - The Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout Council met at the home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) of the Commissioner, Mrs. George Knapp Monday afternoon. After a brief business meeting, tea was served.

January 28, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Association to Name Trustees. Waverly - Trustees will be elected at the annual meeting of the Waverly Free Library Association Monday, at 7:30 p. m. in the library. Trustees will be elected to succeed Mrs. Frank Merriam, Frederick Deyo, and Mrs. George Knapp.

1938 The Wellesley Legenda: lists Charlotte S. Knapp under the Ex-1938 graduating class. (Wellesley College of Wellesley, Massachusetts)

March 26, 1938, daughter of Henry H. and Mary Cleveland Hobart, Mabel H. Evans died. Mabel was born July 10, 1861. She is buried in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.

March 28, 1938 The Evening Times: CAMP P.O. of A. will meet in their rooms in the Albertson building at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and march in a body to the Kolb funeral home where they will attend the rites for the late sister, Mabel Evans.

Mrs. Mabel H. Evans, age 76, died suddenly at her home, 537 Chemung street Saturday afternoon. A resident of Waverly more than 50 years, Mrs. Evans was a member of the First Baptist church and Camp 3, P. O. of A. She is survived by her husband, Gabriel W. Evans; a son Henry at home; a daughter Mrs. George J. Moffat of Auburn, and five grandchildren. The body is in the Kolb funeral home, 455 Waverly street. (Mabel Evans with her family lived in the octagon home at 7 Athens st. in the early 1900's to around 1933.)

April 19, 1938 The Binghamton Press: Mrs. James W. Wiltise of West Presbyterian will serve another term as president of the Women's Presbyterial society. She was relected today as the society and the Presbytery of Binghamton conducted annual meetings in North Presbyterian church. A feature of the meetings was the launching of plans for cooperation with the Rev. Murray S. Howland, pastor of First Presbyterian church, and the Rev. Lloyd S. Ruland, pastor of West church, heads of arrangements for entertainment of the New York State Synod meeting here the third week in October. The Presbytery will lead in entertainment of the synod and the women will cooperate with entertainment of the Women's Synodical society, whose vice president is Mrs. Frederick H. Williams of First parish here. Other officers are; Honorary president, Mrs. Samuel Dunham, Binghamton; vice president, Mrs. O. G. Olsen, Binghamton; recording secretary, Mrs. Robert C. Galbreath, Endicott; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Allen R. Henderson, Hancock; treasurer, Mrs. John J. Reutilinger, Binghamton. Secretary of age groups, Mrs. Arthur J. Ford, Endicott; secretary of national missions and overseas sewing, Mrs. Lloyd S. Ingalls, Cortland; secretary of boxed and barrels, Mrs. Susie K. Rounds, Vestal; secretary of missionary education, Mrs. Frederick Pekins, Binghamton; secretary of literature, Mrs. Edward S. Sweet, Binghamton; secretary of stewardship, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Waverly; secretary of spiritual life, Mrs. Lindsey S. B. Hadley, Cortland; secretary of membership, Miss Charlotte Beuckmann, Binghamton. ...

April 20, 1938 Cortland Standard, Cortland NY: Binghamton Presbytery, Presbyterial Society Hold Spring Meetings. Binghamton - The Rev. John W. Slack, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, was chosen moderator of Binghamton Presbytery at the group’s annual stated spring meeting in North Presbyterian Church here yesterday afternoon. …Women’s Meeting. Meeting in 65th annual session here yesterday at North Presbyterian Church, members of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Binghamton Presbyterian voted a budget of $7,671 to continue their program at home and abroad during 1938-39. …Other officers chosen are: … Mrs. George B. Knapp of Waverly, stewardship; …

April 26, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hospital Auxiliary, CDA to Meet. Waverly - A joint meeting of the Waverly Auxiliary to the Robert Packer Hospital and the Catholic Daughters of America will be held in the latter’s rooms all day Wednesday starting at 10:30 a. m. There will be a luncheon at 12:30 p. m., for which members are asked to bring a covered dish and rolls. Plans will be made for a benefit with Mrs. George Knapp as chairman assisted by Mrs. F. H. Spencer and Mrs. Percy Gillan.

1938 Cornell Graduates of 1938: The following list is a provisional one and is subject to change by the various deans up to the time of Commencement. Under Bachelors of Arts was - Charlotte Slaughter Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY). (Granddaughter of Samuel and Charlotte Wells Slaughter. Daughter of Gertrude Slaughter Knapp and George Brinker Knapp.)

May 11, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: 1938 Club Elects, Hears Program. Waverly - Mrs. Don W. McCleland was re-elected president of the Waverly Polyhymnia Club at the annual meeting held Tuesday evening in the First Baptist Church. Other officers elected were: Vice president, Mrs. Leon S. Betowski; secretary, Miss Harriet Lewis; treasurer, Mrs. Jesse Decker; Federation secretary, Miss Ruth Fish; corresponding secretary, Miss Mary Olney; critic, Mrs. John T. Slater; librarian, Miss Florence Westbrook. Mrs. George Knapp was taken into the club as a new member on the associate list. The following program which ….

June 9, 1938 Elmira Star Gazette: Scout Patrol Honors Conferred. Waverly - Members of Carantouan Troop, Girl Scouts, were advanced to higher ratings and awarded badges at a rally Wednesday evening in the First Presbyterian Church social hall. Mrs. George B. Knapp, district commissioner, made the presentations as part of a play, “Magic Gold Pieces,” given by the Scouts. Those taking part were Patricia Hoefer, Barbara Baxter, Eleanor Walker, Alice Backer, June Masteller, Betty Harper and Muriel Rose. Joyce Cady was in charge of scenery and Vivian Broock was the promoter. After awards were made a social hour was enjoyed and refreshments served under the direction of Mrs. John T. Slater, captain, and Mrs. Harold McEwen, lieutenant. The awards were made to the following: Big Apple Patrol - Connie Reazor, Vivian Broock, Alice Backer, Betty Harper, Jean Masteller, Marilyn Marsh, June Wickwire, Bertha Cronk, Ruth Cushing, Mary Sutton, Muriel Rose. Helpers Patrol - Patricia Hoefer, Luella Race, Charlotte Knight, Shirley Reed, Barbara Baxter, Mary Elizabeth Slater. Rinky Dinks Patrol - Joyce Fraser, Jane Storms, Anna Frances Payne, Roberta Croll, Elaine Harper, Sally Hoefer, Romaine Murray.

June 16, 1938 The Evening Times, Sayre, PA: Waverly, June 16 Thre Waverly young people and one boy from Lockwood will be graduated from Cornell University at commencement exercises Monday. Miss Charlotte S. Knapp, daughter of Mrs. George B. Knapp of 208 Chemung street will be graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. William L. Wilson, son of Mrs. B. L. Wilson of (19) Orchard street will also receive a bachelor of arts degree in the pre-legal department. Charles F. Kellogg Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Kellogg of (468) Pennyslvania avenue will be graduated with a bachelor of science degree in hotel administration. Jerome K. Pasto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Pasto of Lockwood, R. D. 2, will receive a Bachelor of science degree.

June 17, 1938 Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LVIII, Issue 181, 17 June 1938, Page 8 Charlotte Slaughter Knapp graduated

June 22, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Hammondsport - … Miss Marian Hamilton visited Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of (208 Chemung st.) Waverly Thursday and Friday. - …

July 2, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Visit In Waverly. Waverly - Mrs. W. M. Best and daughter Nelliana of Brooklyn, former Waverly residents, are visiting Mrs. George Knapp, (208) Chemung St.

September 20, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Mrs. Knapp Re-Elected Council Head. Waverly - Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly was re-elected commissioner of the Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout Council Monday evening when the Council board met at her home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY). Mrs. Harry Crandall of Wilawana was named deputy commissioner, Mrs. Eugene Crediford of Athens, secretary, and Mrs. Daniel Taylor of Sayre was elected treasurer. It was announced that Mrs. Robert Sibley of national headquarters will conduct training courses in October throughout the Council area.

Sept. 22, 1938 The Evening Times - Edgar D. Sebring Jr., of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, has resumed his studies at Ithaca College, where he is a junior in the School of Physical Education.

October 1, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Trophy Winners Handled by Knapp. Waverly - Three puppies handled by Edwin Knapp of Waverly again won honors at the IBM Field Trial at Binghamton Friday. First place was won by Stoneway's Easter Folly and Kasco Little Shot took third in the puppy stakes. The first place winner is owned by Philip Works of Rochester. Prizes for these events were handsome trophies. Ginger Citation, another Knapp dog, placed third in the derby stakes for cash and trophy awards. In this event Ginger Citation was pitted against seven previous winners.

October 31, 1938 Elmira Star-Gazette: Elmiran Is Member Of Unbeaten Team. Ithaca - Carlton L. Wood of Elmira and Edgar Sebring Jr., of Waverly, are members of the unbeaten Ithaca College varsity soccer team which has now won three games and tied one against strong opposition. The Ithaca booters tied Colgate 1-1 and defeated East Stroudsburg, Pa., State Teachers 1-0, Oswego State Teachers 10-1, and the Rochester kickers 4-2. Three games remain on the schedule. Mr. Wood, who plays left fullback is a senior in the Department of Physical Education at Ithaca College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Wood, 771 W. Hudson St., Elmira. A junior in the same department of Ithaca College, Mr. Sebring is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sebring Sr., 208 Chemung St., Waverly. He plays right halfback.

November 5, 1938 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. La Point Weds Ithaca Resident. Waverly - Mrs. Katherine LaPoint of Sayre, and Frank T. Darling of Ithaca, were married Saturday morning at the home of the bride’s son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Laux of 13 Athens St., Waverly. The Rev. Glenn B. Walter of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, officiated. Their attendants were Mrs. Laux and Clark C. Druckenmiller of Sayre. Mr. and Mrs. Darling will reside in Ithaca. (There is no 13 Athens St. in Waverly. The 1936 directory has William A. Laux at 203 Chemung st. Sayre and William J. Laux at 606 N. Elmer ave. Sayre. The 1938 Waverly directory does not list any "Laux" on Athens st. in Waverly.)

November 21, 1938 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: Miss Martha Jenkins To Wed G. F. Traub. Bath - Miss Martha Jenkins of Waverly, formerly of Bath, and George F. Traub, son of Mrs. J. George Traub of Niagara Falls, and the late Mr. Traub, will be married Saturday, November 26 at high noon at the Church of St. James the Less, Scarsdale, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Edwards of 5 Whistler Rd., Scarsdale, will serve as the couple's attendants, and an informal reception will follow the ceremony at their home. Miss Jenkins is the daughter of Mrs. Frank J. Jenkins of Waverly, and the late Mr. Jenkins. She is a graduate of Haverling High School and of Miss Howell's School in Bath. She completed her education at the National Park Seminary in Washington, D. C., and for several years has been operating the Jenkins Inn (202 Chemung st.) in Waverly. Mr. Traub was graduated from Cornell University in the class of 1931, and at present is affiliated with the Elmira City Club. Upon their return from a southern trip, the couple will reside at 931 W. Water street, Elmira.

December 18, 1938 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly. For the first time in history Waverly will have three fire trucks at its disposal. A new 500-gallon American LaFrance triple combination truck was delivered here Thursday afternoon. It will enable Waverly to maintain its Class A rating with the fire underwriters which otherwise would have been reduced to Class B January 1, 1939, according to George L. Atwood, chairman of the trustees' fire committee. The truck is equipped with a 500-gallon per minute centrifugal pump, a 100-gallon water tank, 1200 foot hose body and has a three-man all-steel cab. Running boards on the sides have been eliminated and cat walks on the inside provide greater safety to firemen. Streamlined to the greatest degree possible, the new truck embodies many modern mechanical features. It has an eight cylinder 131 h.p. "L" head motor. At present the truck is being housed in the extra stall at the central station but will be put into the regular storage place as soon as repairs are made at the Cayuta Hose house and the present central truck can be removed there.

January 19, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Gaudsmith Bros. Famous Dog Act Is Seen in the Movies. Any summer morning the sight of two big black poodles on a leash held tightly in the hands of Louis Mercereau is a familiar one to the residents of Orchard st. and vicinity. The poodles, belonging to Max Gaudsmith, of the famous vaudeville team of Gaudsmith Brothers, enjoy their vacations period at the Gaudsmith-Mercereau home in the big white stucco house with blue trim on the corner of Orchard and Chemung sts., and "Grandpa" takes delight in leading them around for their daily exercise. Many Waverlyites have often expressed the desire to see the dogs in action, but because they are usually on vaudeville tours in New York, London, Paris or some other far distant point, few have ever had the opportunity. The first of this week, however, one of the "shorts" featured in the Capitol theatre showed and entire skit with the Gaudsmith brothers and the acrobatic poodles. Falling, climbing, barking, rolling, jumping and going through all sorts of antics in this hilarious bit of fun, the dogs showed the thorough training they had received. The last view we saw was one of the brothers standing on the shoulders of the other, with a poodle standing confidently on his head and unmindful of the dizzy heights to which he had climbed. At present the Gaudsmith Brothers, with their famous act, are in Liverpool, England. (The 1938 directory has listed: 209 Chemung st. - Louise Gaudsmith (Mrs. Max) tourist home; Max (Louise) Gausmith, vaudeville actor.)

Waverly Woman Makes and Bakes 4057 Loaves of Bread and 256 Dozen Rolls Without Use of Machinery During 1938 - A visit with Mrs. Mary Gorman of 422 Clark st., Waverly, is a delightful treat for anyone, but one trouble your reporter found interviewing Mrs. Gorman was her modesty about the little business she had built during many years. "It was when my two girls were very young and my husband died," said Mrs. Gorman, "that I started to bake bread to keep a roof over our heads and supply us with the food we needed." "It's many years ago," she continued, "too long for me to remember, but the last few years I have kept track of the number we have baked, and last year, 1938, was our biggest year, when we baked 4,057 loaves of bread and 256 dozen of rolls." "Of course," said Mrs. Gorman, "there were the turkeys and hams and other meats that people bring to me to roast for them, which all brings our income up a little more." When asked her age, Mrs. Gorman, with a very pleasant Irish smile, replied in a chuckle, "I tell everyone I am 101, hail and hearty." We tried to press Mrs. Gorman for her exact age, but always she insisted that she didn't know. With our suggestion that this was typical of all women she simply smiled in her knowing way. One of the amazing things of this baking record is that Mrs. Gorman, despite her age, uses no machinery of any kind, and the baking is done in a regular kitchen range. Mrs. Gorman doesn't remember the exact year she came to this country, having been the oldest daughter of a large family, born in County Clare, Ireland. She gets some assistance in her baking work from her two daughters who live with her. She has lived in Waverly ever since she arrived in this country, a girl in her teens. She was married 52 years ago and has lived at her present address ever since. ...

Jan. 25, 1939 The Evening Times - Waverly Personals. ... Mr. and Mrs. John R. Sebring and children of Hamburg spent the weekend at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sebring of 208 Chemung street. Sunday was the fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Sebring and Mrs. Sebring's birthday. (Mrs. Gertrude Knapp's home. The Sebring's were renting part of the home.)

January 31, 1939 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Library Re-Elects Officers. Waverly - C. B. Tobey was re-elected president and all other officers and directors of the Waverly Library were re-elected at the annual meeting Monday evening at the Library. Other officers of the association are: vice-president, Mrs. F. W. Merriam; secretary, Mrs. George Knapp and treasurer, Harold C. Watrous. Directors renamed were: Mrs. Evan S. Johnson and Hart I. Seely.

February 2, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: C. B. Tobey was elected for the fourth year as president of the Waverly Free Library association. Beside Mr. Tobey, other officers elected were: Vice-president Mrs. F. W. Merriam, secretary Mrs. George B. Knapp, treasurer Harold C. Watrous. Mrs. Evan Johnson and Hart I. Seely were elected trustees to succeed themselves. Other directors are Mrs. M. M. Nunan, Mrs. Merriam, Mrs. Knapp and Rev. Robert P. Kellerman, none of whose terms expired this year. ... Mrs. L.W. Lunn, librarian, ...

February 16, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp, vice-regent; Mrs. F. C. Simmons, Mrs. John Reilly, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. F. A. Sawyer, Mrs. Paul Curtiss and Mrs. Percy Gillan attended the winter picnic of Beulah Patterson Brown Chapter, N. S., D. A. R. in Owego on Saturday, Feb. 11. Mrs. Harry D. McKeige of Brooklyn, recording secretary, spoke on "Traditions." - Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Mrs. Fred Simmons, Miss Alice Fish, Mrs. E. W. Eaton, Mrs. John Riley, Mrs. Percy Gillan, Mrs. Paul Curits attended the winter picnic of Beulah Patterson Brown chapter, N. S. D. A. R., at Owego Saturday.

February 23, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. John T. Slater and Mrs. Ed. Sebring attended the weekly concert in Elmira Thursday evening.

March 9, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp of Washington, D. C., spent the weekend with her mother and at Ithaca. - An unusually interesting meeting of the Women's Missionary society of the Presbyterian church was held Friday afternoon. Mrs. Sarah Breack led the devotions, and Mrs. Frisbie Howard presented a program on "Budget in Action," in which information was given about the schools to which the society contributes. The following took part: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Mrs. Tighe, Mrs. Patterson, Miss McKee, Mrs. Breck, Mrs. Hoeffer, Mrs. Cranmer, Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Tilton, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Hardy. Mrs. Clarence Scott read a letter from her sister, Miss Mary Johnson, a missionary in Iran. Mrs. Frisbie Howard was elected vice-president; Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, treasurer, and Miss Alice Fish, corresponding secretary. The office of president, held by Miss Ruth Fish for three years, will be filled later. - Miss Charlotte Knapp, a student at Washington Secretarial school, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. George Knapp, on Chemung st.

Funeral Services for Simon Zausmer, One of Waverly's Oldest Business Men, Held This Afternoon at 1:30 at Home. Funeral services were held this afternoon for the late Simon Zausmer at his home on (426) Pennsylvania ave. in Waverly. Rabbi Frederic A. Dappelt of Elmira officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira. Mr. Zausmer, who was 73, died at his home on Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness. He had been a Waverly business man for the past 47 years and was one of the oldest merchants on Broad st. Mr. Zausmer came to the United States in 1886 from England to establish a factory for the making of amber jewelry, a traditional business with his family in Germany. Because of low tariffs on imports, he was unable to make a success of the project and turned to importing, himself. For six years he remained in New York and while there met Miss Flora Samuels whom he married at Elmira. In September of 1892 he came to Waverly and purchased a jewelry business at 322 Broad st. He had been in Waverly but two years when he leaped into prominence by cashing P. & R. railroad checks. At that time, the railroad had been in the habit of depositing funds in the Waverly bank to cover its payrolls. In 1894 there was a shortage of cash in New York and Philadelphia banks and railroad was unable to send money to Waverly. The local banks would not cash checks, but Mr. Zausmer said he would cash them at five per cent discount. His popularity was instantaneous. Although he never held or sought political offices, Mr. Zausmer was closely associated with community affairs. He was responsible largely for the paving of Broad st., erection of the balcony at the village hall, which was recently removed, the originating of the biggest "Old Home" celebration in Waverly's history - that of 1910 - and for selling the most Liberty Loan bonds in Waverly during the World War. He was a member of the Waverly Lodge of Moose, being chairman of the Building committee when the present home was erected, and one of the incorporators of the Waverly Cooperative Saving and Loan association. The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Miss Ruth, and three sons, Sidney at home, Abe of Syracuse, and Garcon of Albany, New York. (1938 directory has his son Sidney as watch maker and jeweler at 319 Broad st. It lists Simon and Flora as jeweler, sporting goods and musical instruments at 319 Broad st.) Azariah J. VanAtta, the designer and builder our our home (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), also built and designed 319 Broad street. Simon Zausmer moved his business to 319 Broad st. in 1908. The building at 319 Broad st. was built around 1872, the first known tenant was N. J. Stahl, who ran a cigar and tobacco shop. This building is similar to the one at 337 Broad st. which Samuel Slaughter owned and operated his drug store from.

March 30, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Edgar D. Sebring Expected Home on College Holiday. Expected home from Ithaca college for the spring vacation beginning April 1 is Edgar D. Sebring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring, Sr., of 208 Chemung st., Waverly, N. Y. He is a junior in the Department of Physical Education. (The Sebring's rented part of the home from Mrs. Gertrude Knapp. Newspaper had typo, it had 298, there is no 298 and phone directory and census verify they were at 208 Chemung st.)

April 6, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George B. Knapp and Miss Charlotte Knapp left Wednesday from New York City for the Easter vacation. - Mrs. J. W. Knapp has returned after spending two weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Coward, in Chicago.

April 6, 1939 The Evening Times: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of 208 Chemung street and her daughter, Charlotte, are visiting in New York City. Miss Knapp, who is a student of the Washington Secretarial School will return to Washington, D.C., Sunday.

April 13, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp has returned to Washington, D. C., after spending Easter week in Waverly and New York City. - Mrs. George B. Knapp is visiting Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sizoo in New York City.

April 27, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. George Knapp of (208) Chemung street is spending a few days visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sawyer of Jackson Heights, New York.

May 4, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp came home last week from a several weeks' visit in New York City.

May 12, 1939 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Personals. ... Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Knapp and family have moved from Chemung to (89) Spring St., Waverly.

May 15, 1939 Elmira: Knapp Tourist Home, 144 Chemung St., Waverly, Route 17. Well established business at a sacrifice on account of ill health.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp Jr., of 97 Center street, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elnora, to Frank P. Boyle of Ithaca, formerly of Waverly. Miss Knapp is a graduate of Waverly high school. She attended Wilson college for one year and is now a senior at Cornell University. Mr. Boyle is also a Waverly high school graduate and a senior at Cornell University. He is a member of Alpha Zeta fraternity. No date has been set for the wedding.

Miss Charlotte Knapp daughter of Mrs. George Knapp of 208 Chemung street and a student in Washington, D. C., spent the weekend in Waverly and Ithaca. Miss Catherine Abbott, a student of the University of Maryland was the week end guest of Miss Knapp.

Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring and Mrs. George B. Knapp spent Friday in Harrisburg, Pa.

May 18, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp of Washington, D. C., spent that weekend with her mother. She was accompained by Miss Catherine Abbot, a student at the University of Maryland.

June 15, 1939 Elmira Star-Gazette: DAR Presents Flag Day Program. Waverly - A Flag Day program was presented at a meeting of Carantouan Chapter, DAR, Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. C. Palmer of 329 Chemung St. Mrs. George Knapp, first vice-regent, presided in the absence of Miss Jean Merriam, who is attending DAR ceremonies at the World’s Fair. An article on “The Stars and Stripes,” prepared by Mrs. F. W. Merriam, was read and was illustrated with seven flags showing the changes that have been made since the first one in 1777. Miss Lila Shoemaker spoke on “Facts About the Flag,” and conducted a quick quiz. A duet was sung by Mrs. E. A. Tilton and Mrs. L. S. Betowski, and a solo by Mrs. David Love, regent of Watkins Glen chapter, and mother of Miss Jane Love of Waverly. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. Frank L. Howard, Mrs. Carl A. Coots, Mrs. G. Edson Blizzard, Miss Fanchon Shear, Mrs. Corbet Johnson and Mrs. Russell Coates.

June 15, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Charlotte Knapp Will Graduate at Washington School. Miss Charlotte Knapp, daughter of Mrs. George B. Knapp, 208 Chemung street, is a member of this year's graduating class of the Washington School for Secretaries in Washington, D. C. Miss Knapp graduated from Cornell University in 1938. She is at present taking a teacher-training course in preparation for teaching secretarial subjects.

August 4, 1939 Elmira Star-Gazette: Trade Board To Support Pet Show. Waverly - The Waverly Board of Trade Thursday night at a meeting in the Spaulding Hose Room voted to support the annual pet show to be sponsored Sept. 16 - the Rev. Levi W. Lunn, Grace Church rector. President Lou Dunlay was named the Board’s representative to confer with the Rev. Mr. Lunn on arrangements. Members of the Board voted to publish a small descriptive booklet on the village and named Glen Wilmarth, Earl J. Payne and Cecil R. Berry a committee on publication. Harry VanZandt was chosen to investigate the cost of erecting signs to direct tourists to the Waverly business section from ?east block on Chemung St. Don Albertson reported $23 realized from the annual outing held recently.

August 18, 1939 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Personals. ... Mrs. George Traub of 202 Chemung St. and Mrs. Lloyd White of Bath are attending the Saratoga races. ...

August 24, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Post Office Here Gets Fine Mural Showing Early Life. Waverly - Painted by Miss Musa McKim of New York City and hung on the south wall of the Waverly post office last Saturday under the direction of David Lougher, a mural depicting Spanish Hill and early days in this vicinity has won the admiration of all who have seen it. The subject was very cleverly portrayed by Miss McKim. In the foreground is shown and Indian with a slain deer on his back, a pair of the passenger pigeons that were so plentiful at that time, a fox, a heron, a growing corn stalk, implements used by the Indians and tools of the pioneers, a pioneer building his home, a pioneer woman, a horse and a cow. In the middle distance is Spanish Hill. Last summer the artist spent about a week here gathering material for the mural. The mural, which was painted in oil with dammar varnish and wax on canvas, was done under the section of fine arts, Federal Works Agency, of Washington, D. C. Miss Mckim expressed her gratitude to Mrs. Seward Baldwin, postmaster, for her interest and co-operation and to Miss Elsie Murray, curator of the Tioga Point museum, for her kindness in furnishing much of the material.

August 31, 1939 Elmira Star-Gazette: Trade Board Distributes Booklets. Waverly - Ten thousand booklets advertising Waverly as a vacation and industrial center are ready for distribution, it was announced by Glenn Wilmarth at a meeting of the Waverly Board of Trade Wednesday evening at the Village Hall. Mr. Wilmarth said merchants and residents of Waverly would be contacted within the next two or three days to dispose of additional booklets. Earl J. Payne will take over the work of completing the large book on Waverly which contains more detailed material than the small booklet. Cecil R. Berry has been chairman of the committee on arranging this book and due to his connections with the Citizens National Bank, of which he is president, he asked to be relieved of his duties. The Rev. L. W. Lunn discussed the details of his Annual Pet Show which will be staged Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16. President Lou Dunlay announced that a large representation from the Trade Board would assist him in judging and other duties during the show. Edwin O’Brien was asked to confer with Col Jim Eskew as to whether he would be present during the show. It was the decision of the Board that if he is present, he will be made an honorary judge and lead the parade with several members of this troupe.

October 2, 1939 Cornell Daily Sun, Volume LX, Issue 7: Parents of Alumni Announce Cornell Women Married. ... Boyle '39 - Knapp. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp of Waverly announced the marriage of their daughter, Elnora M. Knapp '39, to Frank P. Boyle Jr. '39, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Boyle, also of Waverly. Miss Knapp graduated from the College of Agriculture. Boyle also graduated from the College of Agriculture. He belonged to Alph Zeta, honorary agriculture fraternity; Phi Kappa Phi, honorary scholasitc society; Ho-Nun-De-Kah, honorary agriculture society; and was president of the Officers Club in his senior year. He was also on the freshman tennis and track squad and on the freshman advisory committee. He was a member of the CURW Joint Board, an ROTC Cadet Major, and had an undergraduate scholarship.

October 12, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp has returned from a visit with friends in New York. She also visited the World's Fair.

October 17, 1939 Gabriel W. Evans died. Son of George and Esther Filey Evans. He is buried in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.

October 18, 1939 Elmira Star-Gazette: Scout Council Chairmen Appointed. Athens - Committee chairmen for 1939-40 were appointed at a meeting of the Susquehanna Council of Girl Scouts Monday evening at the Girl Scout Little House, Athens. Mrs. D. C. Gillett of Ulster is the new commissioner and Mrs. Harry Crandall of Athens is deputy commissioner. Mrs. Gillett’s appointments include the following: Training chairman, Mrs. John Lynch, Athens; vicechairman, Mrs. L. E. DeLaney, Sayre, and Miss Mary Falsey, Waverly; camp, Mrs. LaRue Croll, Waverly; vicechairman, Mrs. Daniel Taylor, Sayre; badges and awards, Miss Anna Moore, Athens; organization, Miss Fredericka Williams, Sayre. Vicechairman, Mrs. O. D. Cranmer, Waverly; Juliet Lowe, chairman, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Waverly; finance, Mrs. Ross Spear, Athens; vicechairman, Mrs. Joseph Rockman, Sayre and Mrs. Paul Brown, Ulster; public relations, Mrs. Robert P. Fraser, Waverly vicechairman, Mrs. Louis Schrier, Athens. Mrs. Fraser was selected as delegate to the national convention to be held in Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Oct. 23-26.

October 19, 1939 Elmira Star-Gazette: Gabriel W. Evans, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1939, at the home of his son, Henry Evans, 537 Chemung St., Waverly. Besides the son with whom he resided, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Moffatt of Auburn, and three grandchildren. The body is in the Kolb funeral home, Waverly, where the funeral will be held Friday at 10 a. m. Rev. Floyd N. Darling, pastor of the Waverly First Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery.

October 26, 1939 Elmira Daily Gazette: Mrs. Decker Speaks at DAR Meet. Waverly - Mrs. Frank Decker, Pennsylvania state chairman of the National Historical Magazine, was the principal speaker at a meeting of the Carantouan Chapter, DAR, at the home of Mrs. L. D. Atwater, (112) Park Place, Wednesday afternoon. It was announced that a marker over the grave of James Brooks at the Tioga Center Cemetery would be dedicated by members of the local chapter on Nov. 3. Mrs. F. A. Merriam gave a report of the children of the American Revolution conference which had been written in verse by a 15 year-old girl. Reports were also given by Miss Alice Fish of the Approved Schools committee; Miss Lila Shoemaker of the flag committee and Mrs. George Knapp who recently attended the state conference at New York City. She stated that there were 15,103 members of the DAR in the State of New York. Mrs. Arthur Bingham sang, accompanied by Mrs. A. H. Abell. Mrs. T. A. Rich, wife of the pastor of the First Methodist Church, and a member of the Sidney Chapter, was introduced.

November 2, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Presbyterian Women to Pack Mission Barrels. Women of the Presbyterian church will meet tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock to pack the missionary barrel. Mrs. L. D. Atwater and Mrs. Luther Hardy will be in charge. At 12:30 a picnic luncheon will be served, the committee consisting of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and Mrs. Laidlaw. At 2 o'clock the regular monthly meeting will be held with Miss Carrie McKee leading the devotions. Mrs. John Slater and Mrs. Robert Fraser will review the mission study book, "Homeland Harvest." The Thank offering envelopes should be handed in at this meeting.

December 21, 1939 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp of Washington, came home Monday for a week's visit with her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp.

Video - "Waverly In The Golden Days"

January 16, 1940 Elmira Star Gazette: Tioga Hotel To Be Razed. Waverly - The former Tioga Hotel on Elizabeth St., a Waverly landmark, is being torn down. The building has been purchased by William Huckle who has already started to raze the ancient structure. The building had not been in use for many years and was in a bad state of decay. About a year ago the Village Board closed off the sidewalk in that area to protect pedestrians from falling fragments. Mr. Huckle has not announced how the space will be utilized after the building has been removed.

January 24, 1940 Elmira Star-Gazette: DAR to Meet Tonight. Waverly - Mrs. George B. Knapp of (208) Chemung St. will be hostess to the Carantouan Chapter, DAR, Wednesday at 8 p. m. Miss Alice Fish will give a paper on Benjamin Franklin and on the Student Loan. The insignia and its use will be discussed by Mrs. F. W. Merriam. Assisting hostesses will be Mesdames Irving Case, Esther Cleveland, Coleman, Carl Coots, Floyd Darling, Paul Curtis and W. Coates.

1940 Directory: 3 Athens st. DeAlt M. Oakley. 5 Athens st. Richard L. Hedges. 4 Athens st. Chester Collins. 6 Athens st. Julia Haas. 8 Athens st. Amy Walch.

From 1940 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: no address for 7 or 9 Athens Street (former carriage house); at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp and Edgar D. Sebring

1940 census: at 3 Athens st. renting were; Oakly with wife Sara, son William, daughter Edith, son-in-law Samuel Cortright, daughter Gladys with baby granddaughter Dawn Marie. Their rent was $25.00 month. (Sam and Gladys were married in 1938 and were to make their home at 12 Pine st.) At 5 Athens st. were: Richard Hedges and wife Jane, son John. At 4 Athens st. renting were: Chester Collins and wife Dorothy and sons, Chester, John, and James, daughters Doris and Joyce. At 6 Athens st. Julia Haas widowed with son Daniel Haas. At 8 Athens st. renting were; Amy Walsh widowed with son, Justin.

From the 1940 census: 208 Chemung Street, Gertrude Knapp, widow, 49 years old, owns home, worth $12,000, completed highschool 4 years. Renting from Gertrude were Edgar Sebring (59 y.o.) and his wife, Carolyn (57 y.o.), and their son, Edgar Sebring, Jr. (25 y.o.). Also renting from Gertrude were, Edward Renton and his wife, Alberta Renton, both 64 years of age. (At this point in time, the home had two separate apartments besides Mrs. Gertrude Knapp's living area/space in the home.)

Henry Evans, 44 y.o., a garage laborer, with sons, Henry jr. 20 y.o., Robert 19 y.o.., Richard 15 y.o. living at 544 East Chemung street Waverly, NY.

1940 census: 426 Pennsylvania avenue - David Flynn owned home worth $3,400, 65 yo., assistant superintendent Prudential Insurances; wife Margaret 62 yo.; son Harold 36 yo., insurance salesman; son James 32 yo., private lawyer. (In Jan. 1943 Charlotte Knapp was engaged to D. Harold Flynn. They never married.)

March 6, 1940 The Evening Times: Mrs. Howad E. Bishop of Sayre was elected president of the women's auxiliary of the Shepard Hills country club at a meeting Tuesday afternoon in the Robert Packer Nurse's home. Other officers named are: vice-presidents, Mrs. George Knapp, Waverly; Mrs. George Hawk, Sayre, and Mrs. R. O. Allen, Athens; secretary, Mrs. Percy Gillan, Waverly; treasurer, Mrs. E. A. Tilton, Waverly. Directors, elected at a meeting last week, are Waverly, Mrs. Knapp, Mrs. Fred Sawyer, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. Tilton and Mrs. Gillan; ...

March 9, 1940 Elmira Star Gazette: Elmira Scout Executive to Address Girls. Sayre - Miss Helen Mallory, Girl Scout commissioner of the Elmira District, will be one of the principal speakers at a banquet of the Susquehanna Valley Girl Scout Council Tuesday at 6:30 p. m. in the Sayre Presbyterian Church. The banquet is being held in observance of the 28th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scout movement. It is expected that approximately 150 persons will attend. Among other speakers will be Mrs. D. C. Gillette, commissioner of the Susquehanna Valley Council, and Mrs. George B. Knapp of Waverly, former commissioner. Miss Fredricka Williams of Sayre is general chairman and Mrs. Eugene E. Crediford of Athens is program chairman. Mrs. Joseph Rockman of Sayre, ticket chairman, is being aided by Miss Mary Falsey of Waverly, Mrs. James Davenport and Miss Williams of Sayre, and Miss Audriel Lynch of Athens. The banquet will be open to all who have past or present interest in Girl Scouting, including Girl Scouts, leaders and troop committeemen. Delegations are expected from Waverly, South Waverly, Sayre, Athens, Ulster and East Smithfield.

April 5, 1940 Elmira Star-Gazette: Missionary Society To Hear Mrs. Knapp. Waverly - “Chosen” will be the topic of a talk by Mrs. George B. Knapp at a meeting of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church today at 3 p. m. Mrs. Clarence Scott will be in charge of Devotion.

April 12, 1940 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly … Mrs. George B. Knapp of Chemung St. is visiting friends in New York City.

July 18, 1940 The Evening Leader, Corning NY: Women Golfers Beat Waverly And Point For Return Match. Corning Women golfers are anticipating their return match with the Waverly women’s team which they defeated by a score of 21 1-2 to 11 1-2 in an inter club match Thursday afternoon at Corning Country Club when the Waverly group was entertained by the local club. The match will be played at Waverly August 21. … Nine holes were played in the morning and a luncheon was enjoyed at the club house at noon with 35 in attendance. The other nine holes were played during the afternoon. Following are the scores figured on a possible three points standing: Waverly; Johnson, 2.5; Young, .0; Hersh. .0; Personius .0; Schrier, 5; Knapp, .5; Gillan, 2.0; Knapp, 1.0; Shirge, 1.0; Nichelson, 3.0; Hall, 1.0 Corning … After the match bridge was enjoyed by some of the guests. Mrs. Knapp of Waverly being high scorer….

October 11, 1940 The Evening Times: Mrs. George B. Knapp has been named to direct the 1940 Christmas Seal sale of the Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association in the Waverly area, according to an announcement by Arthur B. Stiles of Owego, president of the organization. Mayor S. Wells Thompson of Owego is chairman for the county. Co-chairmen are : Mrs. J. Laning ? Taylor, Owego; Mrs. Knapp, Waverly; Mrs. George Palmer, Apalachin; Mrs. Herbert S. Howland ?, Berkshire; Mrs. James Jennings, Jr., Candor; Mrs. Alta Pope, Newark Valley; B. J. Cotton, ...

November 25, 1940 The Evening Times: Polyhymnia club of Waverly will meet Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock with Mrs. Edgar Sebring and Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street.

Dec. 31, 1940 The Evening Times - Miss Edith Oakley of 3 Athens street spent a few days of her Christmas vacation in Middletown, N. Y. - Douglas Berry of Glenridge, N. J., is visiting William Oakley of Athens street.

Feb. 27, 1941 The Evening Times - The citizenship pilgrimage program of the Daughters of the American Revolution was emphasized last night at a meeting of Carnantouan chapter, DAR, at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street, Waverly. Miss Margaret Geer of Syracuse, last year's New York state pilgrim and now a freshman in Cornell university, told of some of her experiences during a trip to Washington for the Continental congress of the N. S. D. A. R. The winner of the citizenship pilgrimage contest in each state is awarded a similar trip. Miss Shirley Taylor of Waverly and Miss Lillian Moore of Nichols, who are representing their respective high schools in the contest this year, were guests at the meeting. Miss Jean Merriam of Waverly, state chairman of the pilgrimage committee, presented pilgrimage pins to them. Miss Ann Murray and Miss Constance Ryan, runners-up for the honor of representing Waverly high, were also guests. Mrs. George O. Vosburg of Talatine Bridge, New York, state president of the Children of the American Revolution, was scheduled to speak at the meeting but was unable to fill the engagement because of illness. Mrs. Sheldon Clark of Bath, former state corresponding secretary of the D. A. R., was guest speaker and told of interest in collecting bits of various philosophies of life. Music in charge of Mrs. A. H. Abell included a piano solo, "Valse Caprice," played by Miss Madelyn Stuck, and two vocal solos, "Beautiful Dreamer" and "Delman," sung by Miss Edith Stearns. Members of John and Margaret Hannah chapter, C. A. R., were guests at the meeting. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. John Harper, Mrs. Ernest Walker, Miss Jane Love, Mrs. Leslie Tyrell, Mrs. T. A. Rich, Miss Lila Shoemaker and Miss Jane Swartwood.

March 29, 1941 The Evening Times: Mrs. Percy Gillan of Waverly was elected president of the women's auxiliary of the Shepard Hills Country Club ... Other officers elected yesterday are; vicepresidents, Mrs. George Knapp, Waverly; ... secretary, Mrs. Edwin Knapp, Waverly; ... Directors are: ... Waverly, Mrs. Tilton, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. Edwin Knapp and Mrs. Gillan. ...

April 29, 1941 The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y.: Dundee Teacher To Wed E. D. Sebring. Mr. and Mrs. George Washburn of 70 East Second street, today announced the engagement of their daughter, Alberta, to Edgar D. Sebring, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sebring of 208 Chemung street, Waverly. The wedding will take place in the near future. Miss Washburn attended local schools and was graduated from Corning Free Academy where she was prominent in basketball and captained the team through a championship season. She continued her athletic achievements at Ithaca College from which she was graduated. She is a member of Delta Phi Sorority and Phi Delta Pi, a national physical education sorority for women. Since graduating from Ithaca College, Miss Washburn has served as girls' physical education director at the Dundee Central School in Dundee. Mr. Sebring, who has numerous acquaintances in this community, was well known in athletic circles while attending Elmira Free Academy, from which he was graduated, and Ithaca College. He is affiliated with Phi Epsilon Kappa, a national physical education fraternity. Mr. Sebring is now director of physical education at the Newfield Central School at Newfield.

May 5, 1941 The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y.: Two couples received marriage licenses here over the weekend. They were: Miss Alberta Washburn of 70 East Second street and Edgar D. Sebring, 208 Chemung street, Waverly, both teachers; they will live on South street in Newfield; and Miss Nila ... (In 1909 the Sebring's moved from Orchard st. to 300 Chemung st. Also E.D. Sebring was a pall bearer for Charlotte Slaughter's funeral.)

May 10, 1941 The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y.: Marriages. Washburn-Sebring. The marriage of Miss Alberta Washburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Washburn, 70 East Second street, to Edgar Delos Sebring, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring, of (208 Chemung st.) Waverly, was solemnized Friday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the Manse of the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Elmer J. Stuart, local pastor and Moderator of Synod, performed the ceremony. Miss Lucille Washburn, 70 East Second street, was maid of honor, and John Sebring of Buffalo was best man. The bride was dressed in a blue and pink crepe redingote and blue hat with pink trimming, white slippers and a corsage of white roses and white sweet peas. She also wore pearls. As maid of honor her sister wore a beige jacket dress with matching accessories and a corsage of tea roses. Both mothers wore jacket dresses and corsages of gardenias and sweet peas. Mrs. Washburn was in navy blue with accessories to match, and the bride groom's mother was in gray with blue accessories. Fifteen persons were guests afterward at a dinner at the Baron Steuben Hotel where decorations featured the wedding cake and mixed flowers. The bride is a graduate of Corning Free Academy and Ithaca College and in addition to prominent participation in sports was a member of Phi Delta Pi sorority and Delta Phi national physical education society. She has been employed since graduation as physical education director at Dundee Central School. The bridegroom, who finished high school at Elmira Free Academy, is also a graduate of Ithaca College and is now director of Physical education at the Newfield Central School in Newfield, where the couple will live. He is a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa, national physical education fraternity. The Dundee faculty honored the bride at a variety shower, and the Newfield faculty held a stag party for the bridegroom. Present at the wedding in addition to the parents of the couple were Mr. and Mrs. John Sebring, Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Decatur, Elmira; Mrs. George B. Knapp, (208 Chemung st.) Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Allen, Elkland, Pa.; James Fennell, Canandaigua, and Miss Lucille Washburn. (The Sebrings' were renting an apartment in the home of Gertrude Slaughter Knapp from 1936-1942.)

May 30, 1941 Penn Yan Democrat: Miss Alberta Washburn, member of the faculty in Dundee central school, and Edgar Delos Sebring, Jr., were married Friday afternoon, May 9, at First Presbyterian Church manse in Corning. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Washburn of Corning and the groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring, of (208 Chemung st.) Waverly. He is director of physical education at Newfield high school.

June 4, 1941 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y.- CANAJOHARIE- Joseph Robert Spraker, son of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker, Front street, will receive his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University this morning at the 95th commencement program in Archbold stadium. Nearly 300 students will receive degrees.
He will receive his degree from the College of Business Administration where he has majored in advertising. He is treasurer of Alpha Delta Tau, advertising honorary society, and vice-president of Phi Kappa Tau, national social fraternity, has been a member of the Hendrick’s Memorial Chapel Choir and the University Symphony Orchestra. A Canajoharie Central school graduate in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy prior to graduation, and served two and a half years, receiving his honorable discharge in November, 1947. He entered Syracuse University the following February. June 5, he will enter the employee of the Syracuse Post Standard in the advertising department.

June 20, 1941 Niagra Falls Gazette: Theater Operator Dies. Waverly, N. Y. - (AP) - Edward Renton, 66, theater operator for the Comerford interests the past 10 years and previously field representative of the Keith circuit for 20 years, died today. He had managed a showboat on the old Erie canal. (Edward Renton and wife, Alberta Renton, rented from and lived with Gertrude Knapp at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, according to the 1940 census.)

June 23, 1941 Johnstown Leader-Republican: Renton Was Husband of Former Local Resident. Edward Renton, 66, formerly traveling manager for the Smalley Theatre Chain, who died Friday in Waverly, N. Y., was the husband of a former Johnstown girl, Bertha Van Heusen Skinner. She is now living with her son at North Oshawa, Canada.

October 15, 1941, at 337 Broad Street, Western Union Office goes in part of building (from Don Merrill's collection)

October 23, 1941 The Warrensburg News - D.A.R. Honors Relative of James Tuttle.
Two grave markers were dedicated on October 4 in Waverly cemeteries by the Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. One of the markers was put on the grave of Mrs. Alice Dodge in Glenwood Cemetery. The second marker was put on the grave of William Knapp a Revolutionary soldier, in the East Waverly Cemetery.
Mrs. Dodge was a descendant of James Tuttle, former resident of Bolton Landing, who was a Revolutionary soldier. ... (Mrs. Alice Dodge was a friend of Mrs. Charlotte Wells Slaughter.) (George Knapp was a descendant of William Knapp.)

Oct. 25, 1941 The Evening Times - Plans for Waverly's part in the annual Christmas seals sale sponsored by the Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health committee will be discussed at a meeting of the local committee with Mrs. George Knapp of 208 Chemung street Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. In addition to Mrs. Knapp, chairman of the Waverly area, the committee includes Mayor Fred D. Gillan, Mrs. Norman Dounce, Mrs. Carl A. Coots, Mrs. Sumner Drake and James P. O'Neill. Health motion pictures provided by the New York state department of health are scheduled to be shown in Waverly junior and senior high school next Wednesday as part of the program planned to further the campaign.

1942 - 1956, at 337 Broad Street Valley Credit & Adjustment Bureau in the building while bottom floor is a cut rate variety store, known as Payne's. (from Don Merrill's collection)

1942 Directory: 3 Athens st. DeAlt M. Oakley. 5 Athens st. Mrs. Jane A. Hedges. 4 Athens st. Chester F. Collins. 6 Athens st. Julia Haas Homeowner. 8 Athens st. Robert Draper.

From 1942 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: no address for 7 or 9 Athens Street listed; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp and Edgar D. Sebring, also, Knapp Charlotte S. emp N Y City r 208 Chemung

January 7, 1942 Elmira Star Gazette: Schools Hold Raid Drills. Waverly - Air raid drills are being conducted in all of Waverly’s public school buildings. The principal of each school is testing procedure best suited to the type of building. According to instructions received so far, no pupils will be sent home. It is expected that procedure will vary with experience and official recommendations. School Supt. Don W. McClelland (323 Chemung st.) said that by repeating these drills, it is hoped that efficiency will be stepped up and that pupils’ fears will be allayed.

Feb. 15, 1942 World War II Registration Draft Card - David Harold Flynn at 426 Penna. Ave. Waverly, NY, 37 yo., born April 7, 1904 in Towanda, PA., worked at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA. (He was engaged to Charlotte Slaughter Knapp in Jan. of 1943, but they never married.)

February 24, 1942 Elmira Star Gazette: Loren Pierce, proprietor of the Marilorn Cabins on Route 17, between Waverly and Elmira, died unexpectedly Monday night, Feb. 23, 1942, while in bed listening to a radio broadcast. Death was due to a heart seizure. His wife was on her way home from Florida. She survives with a brother, Louis, of Waverly. The body is at the Kolb Funeral Home. Funeral announcement later. (Loren's wife was Mary, who later married Ralph Fralick. Mary Fralick purchased the 208 Chemung St. Waverly, NY estate from Gertrude Knapp in 1945.)

February 27, 1942 Elmira Star Gazette: Loren Pierce of Ellistown. The body was removed today from the Kolb Funeral Home to the family home where a private prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. The remains will then be taken to the Waverly Baptist Church to lie in state until 2:30 p.m. (missing) will conduct services, assisted by the Rev. Harold F. Damon of the Sayre Baptist Church. Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

June 1, 1942 Elmira Star-Gazette: Shepard Hills Has Holiday Program. Waverly - Shepard Hills Country Club members opened their season of activities Memorial Day with golfing events throughout the day, a picnic supper in the evening and dancing from 9 to 1. A large group attended the supper and dance held in the clubhouse. Mrs. George Knapp was general chairman of the supper committee and was assisted by Mesdames Roy Allen, A. C. Palmer, G. F. Carling, Frank Horn and Miss Anne Keefe. The dance was in charge of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hall, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp and Dr. and Mrs. Donald Donlin.

June 3, 1942 Elmira Star Gazette: Further Victory Driver Registrants Announced; Enrollment Continued. … Eclipse. Helen P. Draper, 8 Athens St., Waverly, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. …

July 13, 1942 Elmira Star Gazette: Trpr. Richard L. Hedges, 29, of the Waverly Outpost attached to Troop C, New York State Police, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 11, 1942. He leaves his wife, Jane; a 3-year old son, John Richard; his father, Police Chief Lloyd M. Hedges of Waverly; his grandmother, Mrs. Susie J. Hedges of Waverly, and several aunts and uncles. A private prayer service will be held at the family home, 5 Athens St., Waverly. Tuesday at 2 p.m. and at the Grace Episcopal Church at 2:30. The Rev. Levi W. Lunn will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly.

October 7, 1942 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. Jennie Brown Mixer, 82, widow of Edwin D. Mixer of Waverly, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1942, at her home in Glens Falls. Survivors; Two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Knapp Jr., of Waverly and Mrs. W. H. Scofield of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Miss Helen Brown and Mrs. W. F. Bentley, both of Glens Falls, several nieces and nephews. Services and burial were held in Glens Falls. (Mother of Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp II. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp II lived in parts of our Zehr Estate around 1963 -1967 when Robert and Vera Callison owned the property.)

October 20, 1942 Elmira: Mrs. Young Named Nurses’ Aide Chairman. Waverly - Appointment of Mrs. Wallace S. Young as chairman of the volunteer nurses committee for the chapter, was announced by Don W. McClelland, president of the Waverly Red Cross at its meeting in the Junior High School Monday night. Mr. McClelland also announced that the Tioga Hose rooms in the Village Hall had been secured for the work of the surgical dressing committee. Annual reports of the chairmen of the various committees were given and showed the tremendous amount of work that has been accomplished by the local chapter in the past year. Chairmen reporting were: Mrs. Albert Knight, first aid; Mrs. Vernon Pultz, production; Miss Mary Muldoon, home service; Mrs. Frank Howard, junior Red Cross; Edgar D. Sebring, disaster preparedness and relief; Mrs. Francis Clohessy, home nursing. the nominating committee, consisting of P. C. Meserve, Mrs. Albert Knight and Mrs. Vernon Pultz, named the following officers: Don W. McClelland, president; P. C. Meserve, first vice-president; P. W. Chantler, second vice-president; Miss Mary Muldoon, third vice-president; Miss Harriet Lewis, secretary; Harold C. Watrous, treasurer. The following executive committee was named and approved: Edgar Sebring, Miss Mabel White, Mesdames Gertrude Knapp, Thomas B. Wheeler, Harold C. Watrous, Albert Knight, Elizabeth Baker, Thomas Feeney, C. J. LaFleur, Donald Donlin, E. S. Coleman, Vernon Lovejoy, Ray Herrington, William Kelly, Vernon Pultz, Wallace Young, Francis J. Clohessy, Miss Ruth Fish, Miss Alice Fish. It was announced that the monthly meetings in the future will be held the first Wednesday evening in each month at 7:30. Appointment of a budget committee was authorized to prepare and submit to national headquarters a budget to cover the remainder of this year and the following year up to February, 1944.

January 7, 1943 The Evening Times: Engagements. Knapp Flynn. Mrs. George B. Knapp of 208 Chemung street, Waverly announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Charlotte Knapp, to D. Harold Flynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Flynn of (426) Pennsylvania avenue, Waverly. No date for the wedding has been set. (Charlotte had said at one of her last high school reunions that she never married. See July 9, 1945 where Harold Flynn married Janet Ellsworth.)

Jan. 12, 1943 The Evening Times - Waverly chapter of the American Association of University Women will meet Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Miss Charlotte Knapp, 208 Chemung street. This will be an open meeting and each member has the privilege of inviting a guest. Miss Dorothy Brashear who is in charge of the program is planning to present two plays which will be read with members taking part. "A Cup of Sugar," by Walter Stone is the first presentation scheduled and "Saturday Market," by Louis Sublette, will be the second. The casts for the two plays have not yet been announced. Mrs. Edwin M. Knapp, president, will preside at a business meeting of the club preceding the program.

Jan. 19, 1943 The Evening Times - Members of the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary will meet at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street, Waverly for an all day meeting Thursday beginning at 10 o'clock in the morning. Members are asked to bring sandwiches and sugar.

February 26, 1943 The Valley News from Waverly, NY: Present Canteen Workers Also Served in '18. ... The Red Cross is confident that all of our people will be generous in their support of the 1943 War Fund. ... One of the interesting facts about the present canteen personnel is that some of them also served the World War I canteen, as in the case of Mrs. Fish, who was also canteen captain in '18 and '19, and Miss Harriet Gramme, her assistant then and now. Some of the other members of the present staff also served the last time, or their daughters are now canteen workers. ... See how many persons or their daughters you recognize in this list of workers in 1919, ... Waverly, ... Mrs. F. Simmons, Miss Ruth Fish, Mrs. Frank Merriam, Mrs. L. D. Atwater, Mrs. Frank Bell, Mrs. George Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. Nellie Ross, Mrs. Frank Munn, Mrs. Harry Baldwin, ...

March 29, 1943 The Evening Times: U. S. Wars ...meeting of Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held Wednesday at 8 o'clock in the Waverly Methodist church with the Waverly branch of the American Association of University Women as guests. A patriotic pageant, "The Girl I Left Behind Me," by Mrs. F. W. Merriam, organizing regent of the local chapter, will be presented under the direction of the American music committee. The pageant, which concerns American wars, will have a musical accompaniment by Miss Rosemary Davey, pianist, and the Waverly high school chorus, under Miss Davey's direction, will be heard. Miss Jean W. Merriam will be the reader. The cast, wearing costumes of the period, will include: French and Indian War, Miss Charlotte Knapp (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY); American Revolution, Mrs. Percy F. Gillan; War of 1812, Miss Jane Love; 1 Mexican war, Mrs. John F. Harper; Civil War, Miss Patricia Hoefer; Spanish American war, Mess Betty Harper; World war I, Mrs. Victor L. Buley; World war II, Mrs. James Snyder. ...

April 10, 1943 The Evening Times - Two classes a week are now being conducted by Mrs. Ellen Kellogg Brown, aircraft recognition officer of the Waverly observation post. These classes are to instruct observers in plane identification. The system used to teach the different characteristics of each plane is very simple and easy, and all observers attending these classes will be supplied with material which will aid them in learning these characteristics. Registrations are still being accepted for these classes, one of which is held each Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and the other each Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Both classes are held in the senior high school cafeteria. Observers are urged to attend one of these classes, and also any persons who are willing to work at the observation post. More workers are needed at the post, age is no barrier. Volunteers should get in touch with either Miss Jean Merriam or chief observer, Percy Canoll.

May 28, 1943 The Valley News - Waverly - Edgar Sebring, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring, 208 Chemung street, Waverly, is field director with the American Red Cross in North Africa. He joined the Red Cross last fall, and was trained at Washington, D. C.; Bradley Field, Winsor Locks, Conn.; Boston; and Brooklyn.

June 8, 1943 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly, N. Y. - 12-room modern house, good condition, 2 complete bathrooms, also 2 lavatories, 6 car garage, large lot; well established business - rooming house and tourist home. Route 17. 317 Chemung St.

June 18, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette: 29 Qualified For Defense Aid Diplomas. Waverly - Twenty-nine residents of this village have qualified for certificates for completing the course in aircraft recognition conducted by Mrs. Ellen Brown, it was announced last evening by Chief Observer Percy Cannoll at a meeting of all observers in the Waverly Junior High School auditorium. Although the certificates did not arrive from Scranton in time to be presented at the meeting as planned they will be awarded in the near future. The list of those qualifying read by Miss Jean Merriam, assistant chief observer, follows: Rita Barry, Betty Bouton, Elnora Boyle, Marcella Coleman, Phyllis Coleman, Elsie Dean, Henrietta Daubman, Ethel Ferguson, Laura Field, Helen Hardy, Ella Frances Hoefer, Miller Johnson, Hazel Kelsey, Charlotte Knapp, Gertrude Knapp, Marion Kunkler, Winifred Latham, Inez Lenox, Alida Lyke, Marjorie Manning, Jean Merriam, Gladys Reinbold, Eva Rockwell, Harriet Thomas, Esther Wheat, Alice White, Ann Williams. Cpt. Edward Conologue, of the First Fighter Command, spoke briefly emphasizing the vital service they were giving to the war effort. He showed how the volunteer observers throughout the nation had replaced soldiers that would otherwise have to man the 7,500 posts in the United States today. He also said that 30 fighter planes would be required to patrol the district around each observation post area if the observers were not available. He stressed the service being given in this work by protecting our country from attack at all times. Clarence Morse, district director of Ithaca, and Harry Eiklor, subdistrict director of Owego, spoke briefly. Miss Merriam announced that June 24 Mrs. Brown would conduct a review class and give a written test for the convenience of those who may have missed lessons of the tests. Three sound films were shown.

July 9, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette: Mrs. Julia Haas, Waverly. Thursday, July 8, 1943. Survived by Mrs. Clarence Carey of Sayre, daughter; Daniel J. Haas of Waverly and John E. Haas of Wilkes-Barre, sons; Sgt. Joseph F. Haas, U. S. Army, stationed at Avon Park, Fla., grandson; Mrs. Michael J. Downs of 133 Providence St., Waverly, sister; several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Alteri Funeral Home, Sayre, to the family home, 6 Athens St., Waverly, Thursday. Funeral at the family home Saturday at 9 a.m. and at St. James Church at 9:30. Rev. Edward J. Lyons. Burial in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.

August 9, 1943 The Binghamton Press: 6 Southern Tier Youths Awarded Scholarships. Tuiton paying scholarships at Cornell University have been awarded six Southern Tier youths, the State Education Department has announced. These scholarships, amounting to $200 a year, were awarded as the result of competitive examinations held last June. Those who will receive the awards include: ..., and Thomas J. Knapp of 455 Waverly Street, Waverly

September 20, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette: DAR Notes. Carantouan Chapter will hold its first fall meeting with Mrs. George B. Knapp, 208 Chemung St., Waverly, Saturday at 1 p. m. This will be the annual Founders Day Luncheon. Each member is asked to take a covered dish and own table service.

September 24, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette: DAR to Hear Elmira Man. Waverly - A discussion of post war problems will feature the address of Dr. Albert B. Helmkamp, principal of the Elmira Free Academy, at the annual Founders Day luncheon of Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. George B. Knapp, 208 Chemung St., Waverly, at 1 p. m. Saturday. Each member should bring a covered dish and table service. Dr. Helmkamp’s address will be heard following the luncheon. Mrs. Helmkamp, president of the Elmira Thursday Morning Musicales, will present a reading. Chairman of the program committee for Founders Day is Mrs. Paul Curtis who announced Thursday that Waverly DAR members will have charge of the War Bond booth at the Woolworth store Tuesday.

September 27, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette: Dance Nets $60 For USO Fund. Waverly - A benefit dance for the Valley USO Canteen fund, held at the Shepard Hills Country Club Saturday night, netted nearly $60, Mrs. Donald Simmons, chairman, reported. At intermission a large basket of flowers, donated by the Sayre Floral Co., was auctioned off. Assisting Mrs. Simmons on the dance committee were: Miss Charlotte Knapp and Mrs. Frederick Shaw of Waverly; Mrs. Clayton Waltman and Mrs. Paul Shedden of Sayre; Mrs. Daniel Loveland and Mrs. Sidney Kaye, Athens. (Mrs. Frederick Shaw and her husband Dr. Shaw lived at 472 Pennsylvania Ave. Waverly, NY.)

September 30, 1943 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly Club Plans Tea. Waverly - A tea for new members of the Waverly branch, American Association of University Women, will be held at the home of Mrs. T. Phillips Knapp, 455 Waverly St., Thursday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Miss Jane I. Love, president, announced yesterday. The tea was originally scheduled for Oct. 6, but many members have volunteered for the gasoline registration the first three days of next week. Chairman will be Miss Janet Ellsworth. Sponsors will be the executive board of the club: Miss Jane I. Love, Mrs. T. Phillips Knapp, Miss Doris Guild, Mrs. Philip Sturge, Mrs. John Suffern Jr. and Mrs. Alden P. Cole; also Mrs. F. C. Simmons, Miss Roberta Scott, Mrs. J. S. Snyder, Miss Charlotte Knapp, Miss Eleanor Sneddon, Miss Janet Ellsworth, Mrs. Paul Curtis, Miss Jean Merriam, Miss Dorothy Brashear, Mrs. Edwin Knapp and Mrs. John H. Murray Jr..

Oct. 18, 1943 The Evening Times - Waverly Division of the Packer Hospital auxiliary will hold and all day sewing meeting Thursday at 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs. George B. Knapp, 208 Chemung street, Waverly. Members are to bring sandwiches.

November 30, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly Girl Becomes Bride. Waverly - The marriage of Mary I. Pierce of Waverly, N.Y., and Ralph W. Fralick of Kingston, Pa., was solemnized Saturday, Nov. 27, 1943, at noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert N. Hardy, 1815 Ashley St., Philadelphia. - The marriage was performed by the Rev. John W. Himes of the Wyoming Baptist Church. They were unattended. The bride was attired in coral crepe dinner dress trimmed with rhinestones and her corsage was of orchids. Her going away costume was a two-piece suit of winter white wool with brown accessories. Dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Hardy after which the couple left on a wedding trip to Atlantic City and New York City. They will be at home after Dec. 10 at the Marilorn, Waverly. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Covey Lamoureaux and daughter, Erma, of Haddon Heights, N.J., Mr. and Mrs. Ira Harlos and son, Walter, Drexel Hill, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Hickok, Chester Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quinell, Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Lecher, Mrs. Herbert Hardy Jr., Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz and children, Moritz and Sandra, all of Kingston. (Mary Fralick purchased the 208 Chemung Street Waverly, NY estate from Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp in 1945.)

January 20, 1944 The Evening Times: Waverly To Be Canvassed For War Bond Sales. ... Waverly's Fourth War Loan drive will be ...canvassers ... Miss Charlotte Knapp ...Mrs. Geo. B. Knapp ...

March 8, 1944 The Evening Times: Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring of 208 Chemung street, left last night for St. Petersburg, Fla. (Living in part of Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's home.)

March 23, 1944 Elmira Star-Gazette: Pastor Reviews Persecutions. Waverly - About 60 members of the 20-40 Club of the Waverly Presbyterian Church attended a supper meeting of the organization in the church social hall Monday night. The speaker was the Rev. Thomas Hermiz, pastor of the Athens Gospel Tabernacle Church, who presented a vivid picture of the persecution of the Christians by the Mohammedans about the time of World War I and immediately following. He was born in the northern part of Turkey and at an early age was separated from his parents by Mohammedans who were determined to stamp out the Christian faith to which his parents had been converted. The Rev. Thomas Tighe introduced the Rev. Mr. Hermiz following the brief business meeting. Committee named for the next meeting scheduled for Apr. 17, includes Mrs. John J. Hoefer, chairman; Mrs. Don W. McClelland, Miss Charlotte Knapp, Mrs. Gertrude Cranmner, religious director at the Presbyterian Church, will arrange a social program for the next meeting, Leslie Tighe, president, announced.

March 29, 1944 Elmira Star Gazette: Club Aides Name Officers. Waverly - Mrs. Evan S. Johnson of Waverly was elected President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Shepard Hills Country Club at a meeting of members in Sayre Saturday. Mrs. Johnson succeeds Mrs. Frank Horn of Sayre. Other officers named were: First vicepresident, Mrs. John H. Murray Jr., Waverly; second vicepresident, Mrs. Frank A. Jimerson, Athens; third vicepresident, Mrs. George Carling, Sayre; secretary, Mrs. John Hall, Waverly, re-elected; treasurer, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Waverly. Directors were elected as follows: Waverly, Mesdames Percy Gillan, Gertrude Knapp, Johnson, Hall, Murray; Sayre, Mesdames Carling, Frank Horn, Frank Allen, Howard Bishop, Leon Shedden; Athens, Mesdames William Jewell, Jimerson, Daniel Loveland, Ralph Hopkins, Roy Allen.

May 12, 1944 Elmira Star-Gazette: Card Party to Aid Sayre Canteen Fund. Waverly - A benefit card party is being planned by Waverly Chapter American Assn. of University Women for May 17, at the home of Mrs. Hart I. Seely, Pennsylvania Ave. Miss Jane I. Love, president of the local organization, has announced the party as a benefit for the Valley USO Canteen fund, and appointed the following committee: Miss Katherine Fix, chairman; Miss Jean Daugherty, Miss Ruth Personius, Miss Charlotte Knapp, Miss Alice Kemp.

June 14, 1944 The Knickerbocker News Albany, N. Y.: Albany Girl Feted At Tea in Waverly. Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, Waverly, and her daughters, Mrs. Francis P. Boyle, Waverly, and Mrs. Henry Coward, Cleveland, entertained with a tea Saturday at the Knapp home for Miss Alice Kemp, who will be married next month to Joseph Warren Knapp 3rd. About 50 attended. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDowell Kemp, Delmar, also entertained recently with a dinner party for Miss Kemp and Mr. Knapp. (Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, had the tea.) (Joseph Warren Knapp 3d was Gertrude's nephew, and ring bearer in her wedding to George Knapp in 1915.)

June 30, 1944 The Leader-Republican Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y.: $500,000 Fire in Waverly Feed Mill. Waverly -(AP) - Fire originating from an explosion in a loaded grain storage bin, today destroyed the main plant of the Kasco Mills, Inc., causing damage a company official estimated at $500,000. The quickly-spreading flames also destroyed five Erie railroad freight cars each loaded with approximately 30 tons of manufactured dairy feed. The cars occupied sidings adjacent to the plant. The fire broke out at 4:15 A. M., EWT, and was fought by 150 volunteer firemen from companies at Waverly, Athens and Sayre, Pa. Only seven employes were present in the building when the fire started and all escaped injury. C. J. LaFord, secretary of the company, who estimated the damage, said that as a result of the loss, the feed currently distributed among dairymen on a rationing basis, would be further curtailed to cause what he termed a "serious situation." The company also operates plants at Toledo, O., and Binghamton, both of which he said were operating at capacity. At 10 A. M. the plant was still burning but LaFord said that firemen had succeeded in bringing the fire under control. Absence of wind prevented spread of the fire to adjacent buildings. LaFord estimated damage to the building and equipment, recently modernized, at between $255,000 and $300,000. Stock loss, he added, approximated $150,000 to $200,000. A nearby highway bridge, spanning tracks of the Erie and Lehigh railroads, also caught fire, delaying rail traffic for more than an hour. In addition to the dairy feed, the company manufactures cat and dog food.

July 26, 1944 The Knickerbocker News Albany, N. Y.: H. Alice Kemp, Waverly Man Are Married. Miss H. Alice Kemp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert L. Kemp, 468 Morris, and Joseph Warren Knapp 3rd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, Waverly, were married July 19 in the Friendship House of the First Lutheran Church. The pastor, the Rev. Chalmers E. Frontz, performed the double ring ceremony and Fred W. Kalohn, organist, played a program of bridal music. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a wedding gown of ivory slipper satin trimmed with seed pearls and made princess style with sweetheart neckline, long sleeves and long full skirt with a train. She wore a long tulle veil trimmed with heirloom orange blossoms worn by her mother and maternal grandmother at their weddings. She carried bride's roses, swansonia and gladioli. Miss Elizabeth L. Kemp, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore pink silk marquisette with high neckline, full sleeves and a bouffant skirt with matching cap. She carried delphinium, pink gladioli and roses. The bridesmaids, Mrs. Francis P. Boyle, Waverly, sister of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Robert McDowell Kemp, sister-in-law of the bride, wore similar dresses of ice blue silk marquisette with matching caps and carried Colonial bouquets of pink roses and blue delphinium. Edwin M. Knapp, Waverly was best man and Robert McDowell Kemp and Frederick A. Smith, Delmar, were ushers. A reception followed. Mrs. Kemp wore aquamarine with small black hat and red roses and Mrs. Knapp, the bridegroom's mother, wore a pink flowered crepe with small flowered hat and red roses. Mr. Knapp and his bride left for Chautauqua. They will live in Waverly. The bride is a graduate of New York State College for Teachers and has been on the faculty of the Waverly Junior High School. Mr. Knapp is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is associated with his father in the hardware business.

August 16, 1944 Elmira Star Gazette: 200 Entertained At Sawyer Home. Waverly - Mrs. Harold M. Sawyer of 416 Chemung St., Waverly, and of New York, entertained at her home Tuesday in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Harold M. Sawyer Jr. of Wilmington, Del. Nearly 200 guests attended the evening tea at the Sawyer summer home. Presiding at the tea table were Mrs. Gertrude Knapp (of 208 Chemung st.) and Mrs. Herbert H. Smith, both of Waverly.

September 5, 1944 The Evening Times: Committees of Waverly DAR. New committees of the Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution are announced by Mrs. Paul C. Curtis, regent, as follows: Advancement of American music, Mrs. Ralph Fravel, chairman, Mrs. Arthur C. Palmer and Mrs. Jessie Weller; ...Program and Founders Day luncheon, Mrs. George B. Knapp, chairman, Mrs. Percy F. Gillan and Mrs. Fred C. Simmons; transportation, Mrs. George Knapp, chairman, Mrs. Charles Kellogg and Mrs. Percy Gillan; ...

October 18, 1944 The Binghamton Press: Tioga Health Unit Elects. Dr. Ralph M. Vincent of Binghamton, district New York State health officer, and Dr. M. Stanley Fish, manager of the Biggs Memorial Hospital in Ithaca, were among the speakers at the annual dinner meeting and election of officers of the Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association, held in the Green Lantern Inn in Owego Monday night. Dr. Vincent extended greetings from the New York State Department of Health and expressed his appreciation of the cooperation shown by Tioga County in the work of his department. Officers Reelected. Officers of the association, all of whom were reelected, are as follows: President, Robert V. R. Bassett, of Owego; first vice-president, Mrs. Mabel G. Baldwin of Waverly; second vice-president, Hiram M. Nickerson, Candor; secretary, the Rev. D. Glynn Lewis, pastor of the Newark Valley Congregational Church; treasurer, Grant M. West of Owego; assistant treasurer, William G. Ellis, Owego. Directors elected for terms of three years include: Mrs. Charles Potter, Apalachin; Mrs. William Westfall, Barton; Mrs. James Miller, Campville; Dr. W. A. Moulton, Candor; Mrs. Alta Pope, Newark Valley; Leon Whitcomb, Nichols; Mrs. Corbett Johnson, Spencer; Mrs. Lyster M. Hetherington, Mrs. H. Austin Clark, Thomas G. Cusick and Mrs. Harry Truman, all of Owego, and George Failey, Mrs. F. K. Shaw and Mrs. Harold C. Watrous of Waverly. The Rev. Lewis Hover of Spencer was elected for two years to fill an unexpired vacancy; executive committee comprises; Robert V. R. Bassett, chairman; H. M. Nickerson, Candor, Mrs. George B. Knapp, Waverly; B. J. Cotton, Nichols; M. DeLos Goodrich, Tioga Center; the Rev. D. Glynn Lewis, Newark Valley, and Arthur B. Stiles, Owego. Mrs. Goodwin Speaks...

October 20, 1944 Elmira Daily Gazette: County Health Group Elects. Waverly - Robert V. R. Bassett of Owego was reelected president of the Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association at a recent meeting at the Green Lantern Inn, Owego. Other officers named: Vicepresidents, Mrs. Mabel G. Baldwin of Waverly, H. M. Nickerson of Candor; secretary, the Rev. D. Glyn Lewis of Newark Valley; treasurer, Grant M. West of Owego; assistant treasurer, William G. Ellis of Owego. Directors for three years: Mrs. Lyster Hetherington, Mrs. Austin Clark, Mrs. Harry Truman and Thomas J. Cusick of Owego, Mrs. William Westfall of Barton, Mrs. Charles Potter of Apalachin, Mrs. James Miller of Campville, Dr. W. A. Moulton of Candor, Mrs. Alta Pope of Newark Valley, Leon Whitcomb of Nichols, Mrs. Corbett Johnson of Spencer, George Failey, Mrs. Harold Watrous, Mrs. Frederick K. Shaw of Waverly; for two years, the Rev. Louis Hover Spencer. Members of the executive committee; Mr. Bassett, Mr. Nickerson, B. J. Cutten of Nichols, M. Delos Goodrich of Tioga Center, Mrs. George B. Knapp of Waverly, the Rev. Mr. Lewis and Arthur B. Stiles of Owego.

Oct. 25, 1944 The Evening Times - Waverly Personals - John R. Sebring, son of Attorney and Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring of 208 Chemung street, has moved with his family from Buffalo to Clymer where he recently purchased a retail drug store. The Sebrings are former residents of Elmira.

December 22, 1944 Elmira Star-Gazette: Black and white Welch mare pony. Saddle and bridle, harness, rubber tired 2-wheel basket cart. This pony safe for children to ride and drive. Myron Handrick, 207 Chemung St., Waverly.

Pre-1945 Octagon house at 7 Athens Street is gone. Empty lot. Mike Nolan (former neighbor across the street from 7 Athens St. at 6 Athens st.) remembers playing ball on the empty lot that had a hole in the ground where the two-story octagon once stood. He remembers a "For Sale" sign on the lot. The late Margaret Costello, former neighbor at 5 Athens Street, thought she remembered hearing something about it burning down. (Cornell University, A Survey of Waverly, says that unfortunately it was demolished.)

January 25, 1945 The Evening Times: DAR Hears Talk. About 20 members of the Waverly DAR and their guests heard an address by Capt. William H. Parker ... yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, 208 Chemung street, Waverly. ...

Jan. 30, 1945 Evening Times - Mrs. Edgar D. Sebring of 208 Chemung street has gone to Clymer, NY, where she will visit her son John Sebring and his family for a few days.

February 1, 1945 The Waverly Sun Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp was in New York City last week.

February 20, 1945 The Evening Times: Waverly Auxiliary to the Robert Packer Hospital will meet next Thursday at the home of Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street Waverly, for an all day meeting, bring sandwiches.

February 27, 1945 The Binghamton Press: Eleven Tioga Properties Sold. ...Asa B. Clark of Newark, N. J., to C. Elmer Lawrence and Esther Lawrence, property in Waverly. ... (4 Athens st.)

March 8, 1945 The Waverly Sun Recorder: Elmer Lawrence has purchased the former Frank Buley property on Athens street. (4 Athens street, Waverly, NY)

(The Drapers lived at 8 Athens street in 1945.)

March 8, 1945 Elmira Star Gazette: Doctor Urges Planning for Postwar Era. Waverly - Dr. Harry S. Fish, surgeon of the Tioga General Hospital, delivered an inspiring address at the 26th anniversary dinner of the Auxiliary to the Betowski-VanDeMark Post, American Legion, at the Albertson Building Wednesday night. Subject of Dr. Fish’s talk was “The Challenge for Man to Think,” and he urged all Americans to begin considering seriously the kind of peace we want following the war and the manner in which it is to be obtained. “Let us not make the mistakes again that followed World War I. If we start planning now the ultimate objectives may be more easily secured,” he said. Nearly 70 members of the Auxiliary and their husbands attended the birthday dinner. Judge Francis J. Clohessy was toastmaster. Songs were led by Charles Kelsey and included in the after dinner program were a vocal solo by Pauline Crowley; reading by Mrs. Katherine Bailey, director of the Valley Players’ next production; piano solo by Miss Bertha Cronk. Committees for the dinner include the following chairmen; Kitchen, Mrs. Eula Pierce; dining room, Mary Fralick; entertainment, Mrs. Edna DeWitt. Mrs. Pierce, president of the auxiliary, spoke briefly. She observed her birthday yesterday and was presented a large two-tier cake. (In 1948 Dr. Harry S. Fish lived in one of the apartments at 208 Chemung St. Waverly, NY. Not sure how long before or after 1948.) (On Nov. 15, 1945, Mary Fralick purchased the 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY estate from Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp.)

March 10, 1945 The Waverly Sun Recorder: Capt. Boyle Honored By French Army. Waverly - Mrs. Frank Boyle, jr., has received the citation awarded to her husband, Capt. Frank Boyle, jr., by the First French army for whom he acted as liaison officer during the campaign of last July. Captain Boyle has seen action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Southern France and is now somewhere in Germany. The citation states that he completed his mission with exemplary devotion without regard to his personal safety. "He has rendered greatest service to the First French army, particularly in the vicinity of Toulon and Marseilles." the document, which is in French, was dated July 15, 1944. Captain Boyle has been awarded the Bronze Star by the U. S. War Department and in addition wears four Battle Stars on his European theater of war ribbon signifying his participation in four major engagements. He is at present attached to the American seventh army with an artillery battalion. The Seventh is the last of the American armies actively engaged in Europe. Captain Boyle entered service four and a half years ago and has been overseas for twenty-seven months. He received his commission as lieutenant at Cornell University and was advanced to a captain while serving in Sicily. His wife is the former Miss Elnora Knapp and is residing with their son, David Boyle, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp of (97) Center street.

March 29, 1945 The Waverly Sun-Recorder: Miss Charlotte Knapp was the guest of honor at a birthday party held for her on Saturday evening by Mrs. Edgar Sebring.

April 2, 1945 The Evening Times: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of 208 Chemung street, narrowly escaped injury when the car she was driving was grazed by a falling tree when she was traveling north on Keystone avenue in Sayre. A tree at the corner of Lincoln and Center street in Waverly, blown down, blocked traffic in that area.

April 12, 1945 The Waverly Sun Recorder: Residents were busy today clearing their property from fallen limbs and resetting rose arbora and trellises knocked down by the fury of the storm. A Waverly woman, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of Chemung street, is spending the week end with Mrs. Harold Sawyer of Jeckson Heights, L. I.

April 17, 1945 The Binghamton Press: Devotional Life of Youths Stressed at Presbytery Parley. The Rev. Paul Holden Hays, pastor of the Union Presbyterian Church of Endicott, this afternoon was elected moderator of the Binghamton Presbytery. More adult leadership in the church school and emphasis on developing the devotional life of young people was urged today by the Rev. Walter D. Cavert of Syracuse, superintendent of Christian education of the NewYork State Presbyterian Synod. ... New members of the advisory board are, Mrs. O. G. Olsen and Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly. Other officers will complete unexpired terms.

April 19, 1945 The Waverly Sun Recorder: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of Chemung street is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sawyer, of Jackson Heights, L. I.

May 24, 1945 The Waverly Sun And Nichols Recorder: Fascinating History Of Waverly's Underground Railroad Is Recalled. Waverly - A story of the "Underground Railroad" in Waverly in the Civil War, will be told by Miss Mary E. Finch of Waverly, to members of the Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the home of Mrs. Robert Fisher, 443 Fulton St. at 3 p. m. today. ...About seventy-five years ago many in this vicinity were giving assistance to runaway negro slaves, ...The complete history of the Underground Railroad will never be known, but several in Waverly took an active part in aiding escaping slaves. ... The fugitives were hidden during the day in houses or barns of station agents or sent or conducted to the next station. Turnings on this route were marked by a dead tree limb placed at crossroads or symbols on trees. ... The negroes came mostly in the summer or early fall as they had to do all their traveling at night. ...This system of verbal communications was known as the "grape vine telegraph" and now in this World War II, we know how important the grape vine telegraph can be. ... More abolitionists than secessionists were in Waverly, but the utmost caution had to be used, for slaves were liable to arrive at any time. ... The secessionists, or copperheads, who favored slavery, wore a copper penny pin as an emblem, hence the name. ... There were several underground stations in what is now Waverly. Among these were the homes of Luther Stone, grandfather of Mrs. Fred Sawyer, and Alexander Brooks on lower Cayuta avenue, between the Erie and D. L. & W. bridges; the Philip Finch house, now 500 Cayuta avenue, and the Henry Yontz house, later the home of Benjamin Gillan. The Murray stone house on Bradford street is also said to have secreted slaves. ... Waverly abolitionists received much of their enthusiasm from Harriet Tubman, one of the most celebrated conductors. ... Harriet Tubman was very homely, could neither read nor write, but was a wonderful speaker. She made many trips to Waverly speaking in Davis hall at the southeast corner of Broad and Fulton street, and she was always greeted by a crowded hall. ...She conducted more than 300 slaves north, ... Rewards of $40,000 were offered for her dead or alive. ... After the war she resided at Auburn, N. Y., where she founded a home for the aged colored people and she continued her visits to Waverly. At Auburn you will find a tablet to her memory, on which is inscribed her own proud words - "On my Underground Railroad I nebber ran my train off the track, and I nebber lost a passenger." ...No record can be found of the escaping slaves sheltered in Waverly, but they were known to be many, and be it to the credit of the residents that not one slave was captured here.

July 9, 1945 The Post-Star Glens Falls, NY - Local Girl Bride of Waverly Man. Janet Ellsworth Wed To Harold Flynn in St. Mary's Rectory. Miss Janet Anita Ellsworth, daughter of Mrs. Olive D. Ellsworth, of Smith Street, and Arthur V. Ellsworth, Syracuse, became the bride of Harold David Flynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Flynn of Waverly at 3 P.M. Saturday in the rectory of St. Mary's Church. ... Mr. and Mrs. Flynn will reside at 327 Chemung Street, Waverly. ... Mr. Flynn attended Waverly High School and Cornell University. ... (Harold had been engaged to Charlotte Knapp in Jan. of 1943. Charlotte never married. Harold Flynn was born April 7, 1904, he died Jan. 17, 1981 at 76 years of age, his spouse was Janet Ellsworth Flynn. He lived in Waverly at time of his death.)

July 12, 1945 Waverly Sun-Recorder: Miss Nellianna Best of New York City will arrive Friday night to spend a few days with Miss Charlotte Knapp of 208 Chemung street.

August 23, 1945 The Waverly Sun Recorder: Mrs. Nellie Best is visiting Mrs. George Knapp of 208 Chemung street.

September 13, 1945 The Waverly Sun-Recorder: Mrs. Ralph Fralick of the Ellistown road, owner of the Marilorn Cabins, has purchased the home of Mrs. Gertrude Knapp on Chemung Street. (The abstract date is Nov. 15, 1945.)

September 28, 1945 Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, N. Y.: Tioga Woman Is 105 Today. Waverly, N. Y., Sept. 28 - (AP)- Mrs. Amasa Finch, who has lived through five wars, observed her 105th birthday anniversary today. The Tioga County woman, whose life has spanned the Mexican, Civil, Spanish American and the two World Wars, maintains an up-to-the-minute outlook on life. She takes a lively interest in current national and international events and always is ready to discuss them with callers. Born on Sept. 28, 1840, at Talmadge Hill, Tioga County, six years before the outbreak of the strife with Mexico, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sawyer recalls vividly events of the Civil War. Her husband's parents, she recollects, were active in transporting slaves to freedom by means of the underground railroad. But today, Mrs. Finch's mind is occupied with world developments which she hears on the radio. She was listening in when the news of President Roosevelt's death was flashed. She also heard the victory broadcasts. Her failing eyesight makes it difficult to read, but she listens to her daughter, Miss Mary E. Finch, with whom she resides, with the aid of a hearing device. She discards the artificial devices when listening to broadcasts. Holding age is no barrier to activity. Mrs. Finch rises early, dresses without aid, and after breakfast assists with the lighter household tasks. She was seriously ill for three weeks during the summer but recovered and again is active. Oldest member of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, her name went on the role 80 years ago. The Sawyers came to Bradford County from Orange County.

October 25, 1945 Mrs. Gertrude Knapp who recently sold her Chemung Street home, is now living at 470 Pennsylvania avenue.

October 29, 1945 Elmira Star-Gazette: Malicious Halloween Prank Injures Three at Chemung. Three persons were injured at Chemung Monday night when drivers of a truck and automobile swerved to avoid what appeared to be a tree across Rt. 17 but proved to be cornstalks placed as a Halloween prank. Robert W. Evans, 25, of 537 Chemung St., Waverly, was treated for multiple cuts and bruises at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was the driver of a truck owned by Max Cohen of Sayre. His condition today was described as good. ...

October 31, 1945 Elmira Star Gazette: Auxiliary Members Going to Conference. Waverly - Four members of Betowski-VanDeMark Post, American Legion Auxiliary will attend the fall conference of the Sixth District auxiliary Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, in Norwich. Representing the local post and Tioga County will be Mrs. Marslette Wilcox, county chairman; Mrs. Ralph W. Fralick, president of the Waverly auxiliary; Mrs. William Barnes, chairman of rehabilitation; and Mrs. Floyd Stewart, chairman of child welfare work. …(Mrs. Fralick is the owner of the 208 Chemung St. Waverly, NY estate.)

November 2, 1945 Elmira Star Gazette: Red Cross Unit To Banquet In Waverly. Waverly - For the first time in the history of the local American Red Cross Chapter a rally and banquet for all branches of volunteer services and others interested will be held Monday evening in the Waverly Moose Home. A turkey dinner will be served at 6:30 p. m. Various branches of the Red Cross services have been invited to attend in uniform. During the war there was no time for get-togethers of the various branches and work of the units was unfamiliar to many of the volunteer workers. Some groups are now less active than during the war but many like the Canteen, Home Service Production and Nurses Aides, will continue for some time. The production units in particular are faced with huge quotas to clothe the people of war-torn Europe. With the return of veterans the work of the Home Service branch has increased tremendously. Toastmaster will be Don McClelland and Miss Ruth Richardson, music instructor in the Waverly schools, will lead the singing. William A. Fine, Red Cross Field director who served with the combat infantry regiments in Sicily, Cassino, Rome, the invasion of France, and the final fighting in the Vosges Mountains, will speak. During World War I he was wounded during the Argonne Forest fighting and served as top sergeant in World War II in the 104th infantry division. After receiving his discharge, due to reaching the age limit, he enlisted in Red Cross work overseas. A native of Oakland, Calif., he has been connected with financial institutions for about 20 years. Committee in charge of the affair includes: Mrs. Mabel Coots, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp and Mrs. Vernon Pultz. Tickets for the affair are available at the Red Cross rooms, 338 Broad St., Waverly.

In the 1940's in this area and other nearby areas, several large homes for sale, advertising - good for converting to: apartments, commercial use, doctor offices, tea room, tourists houses, rooming house, and club house.

On November 15, 1945 (abstract date), Gertrude Slaughter Knapp (55 y.o.) sold the "Slaughter" residence (208 and 208 1/2 Chemung street and 9 and 7 Athens Street), to Mary I. Fralick.

November 27, 1945 The Binghamton Press: In the slowest week in several months only 17 pieces of Tioga County property changed hands in the week ended Nov. 24. Included in the deeds filed in the county clerk's office are:... Gertrude Slaughter Knapp of Waverly to Mary I. Fralick, property located in Waverly.

December 18, 1945 Binghamton: Contract for 2 Tioga Bridges Is Awarded. Albany - (AP) - A $107.781 contract has been awarded for construction of two Tioga County bridges and their approaches, the Public Works Department announced today. The contract went to H. E. Brumce, Waverly, the department said. One bridge will be built in Chemung Street, Waverly, where Route 17 crosses Dry Brook. The other will be over Sackett Creek on the Smithboro-Nichols-Wappasenning Road. The project is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 1, 1946.

Jan. 22, 1946 The Evening Times - Samuel J. Michaels of Philadelphia has purchased the Marilorn barbecue stand on route 17, east of Waverly and will take possession Feb. 1, it was announced today. The tourist home, cabins and barbeque stand, owned by Mrs. Ralph W. Fralick was built in 1933. Mr. and Mrs. Fralick are now living in the apartment house owned by Mrs. Charlotte Knapp at 208 Chemung street, Waverly. (Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, Miss Charlotte Knapp's mother, had sold 208 Chemung st. to Mrs. Ralph Fralick in Nov. 1945.)

January 29, 1946 The Binghamton Press: Mary I. Fralick and Pierce Fralick of Waverly to Samuel J. Michaels and Lizzie E. Michaels, property located in the Town of Barton.

January 31, 1946 Elmira Star Gazette: Free Library Elects Staff, Hears Reports. Waverly - Annual meeting with election of officers and directors of the Waverly Free Library, was held Wednesday afternoon in the Library rooms on Fulton St. Herbert H. Smith was re-elected president of the organization and other officers were also re-named as follows: Vicepresident, Mrs. Frank Merriam; secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp; treasurer, Harold C. Watrous; directors for three years, Dr. Donald Donlin and Mrs Ray D. Herrington. A comprehensive picture of the work of the library during the past year was presented by Mrs. L. W. Lunn, librarian. Total number of borrowers during the year was 2,051, of whom 1,613 were Waverly residents, and 438 non-residents. Circulation of the library, counting books and magazines totaled, 53,092. Adults proved to be the greatest users of the facilities of the library, borrowing 36,950 books while juvenile readers borrowed 13,652. There were 2,490 magazines borrowed.

February 8, 1946 Schenectady Gazette: Mrs. A. E. Watson of Linden street was hostess to her bridge group at her home yesterday. Attending were Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. Richard Barton, Mrs. Hugh Sickner Mazwell, Mrs. Vorras A. Elliott, Mrs. Frank Kaestle, Mrs. George Sager, Mrs. Frank A. Willard Jr., Mrs. Bartlett Kimball, Mrs. H. B. Miller, Mrs. William Hadlock and Mrs. Kenneth E. Buhrmaster.

March 14, 1946 The Waverly Sun: Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of Pennsylvania avenue left Sunday to spend some time with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sawyer of New York City.

March 25, 1946 Elmira Star Gazette: Athens' Oldest Resident Dead at 103. Athens - Mrs. Helen M. Coryell Kellogg, Athens' oldest resident, died at her home Saturday evening. She would have been 104 on her next birthday June 13, 1946, and was the second oldest person in this area. Born in Cooperstown, she came to Waverly with her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Vincent Coryell in 1843. Her father was a lawyer and minister, and preached on the circuit which included most of Tioga County. Her grandfather was Tioga County's first judge and her great-grandfather, owner of Coryell's Ferry on the Delaware River, assisted Gen. George Washington and his staff in their historic crossing of the Delaware River at that point in the Revolutionary War. In 1905 she married the late Charles Kellogg of Waverly and moved to Athens where the Kellogg-Maurice Bridge Co. was established. She was a close friend of Mrs. Howard Elmer, wife of the founder of Sayre, and was present at the first meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Robert Packer Hospital, when plans were being made in 1880 for the founding of the local institution. She was active in the Ladies' Library Club of Athens and remembered presenting a paper before the club against women's suffrage because she feared it would undermine the American home. She was also a member of the Tioga Point Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Keen of mind and hearing, she was intensely interested in world affairs which she would discuss freely. Deeply imbedded in her mind was the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. She remembered her father breaking the news of Lincoln's death to her family and said that he wept as he told of the tragic end of the President. Up to her 100th birthday Mrs. Kellogg had voted at every presidential election since women were given the voting right.

April 23, 1946 The Binghamton Press: John Santo and Grace M. Santo of Waverly to Robert G. Lougher and Helen M. Lougher, property located in Waverly. (We found the name "Bub Lougher" signed underneath the wall paper in dining room, area of patched wall. Information from Robert Lougher, grandson of the late David William Lougher, is that 3 of David's sons worked with him in the business of D. W. Lougher & Sons. The sons were: Arthur "Bub", Evan, and Robert "Feather" Lougher. The grandson says that they worked in our house, 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, on several occasions.)

April 25, 1946 Elmira Star Gazette: Shepard Hills Club Auxiliary Elects Heads. Waverly - At annual meeting of the Shepard Hills Country Club Auxiliary, officers and a board of directors were elected to begin duties immediately. Five directors were elected from each of the Valley towns at the meeting at the Sayre Community Center as follows: Waverly, Mrs. H. I. Seely Jr., Mrs. George B. Knapp, Mrs. Elsworth Schanbacher, Mrs. Percy Gillan, and Mrs. R. C. Kolb; Sayre, Mrs. C. L. Waltman, Mrs. George Hawk, Mrs. Frank Allen, Mrs. Frank Horn, and Mrs. George Carling; Athens, Mrs. William H. Jewell, Mrs. Daniel Loveland, Mrs. Malin Martin, Mrs. F. A. Jimmerson, Mrs. Roy O. Allen. Mrs. Loveland was re-elected president of the Auxiliary. Other officers named: First vice-president, Mrs. Jimmerson; second vice-president, Mrs. Horn; secretary, Mrs. Frank Allen; treasurer, Mrs. Knapp. Mrs. Harry S. Fish was re-appointed chairman of the house committee, Mrs. Seely Jr., was appointed chairman of the social committee, and Mrs. Waltman was re-appointed chairman of the garden committee.

August 22, 1946 The Evening Leader, Corning, N. Y.: Large Attendance Noted As Women Of Country Club Entertain Waverly. One of the largest attendances at any of the Wednesday Ladies' Day was noted yesterday when Corning Country Club members played host to the women of the Shepard Hills Country Club at Waverly. Over 80 women from the two clubs were present at the event, which featured a golf tournament and bridge games. ... The following members of the Shepard Hills Club attended: Miss Ruth Personius, Mrs. George Hawk, Mrs. Frederick Kellogg, Mrs. Louis Schrier, Mrs. Wallace Young, Mrs. Ellsworth Schawbacker, Mrs. Frank Allen, Mrs. T. P. Knapp, Mrs. John Hall, Mrs. Sidney Kaye, Mrs. William Huntley, Miss Isabell Loveland, Mrs. George Knapp, Mrs. Richard Tonkin, Mrs. Edgar Sebring, Mrs. John T. Slater, Mrs. Percy Gillan, Mrs. Evan Johnson, Miss Jean Daugherty, Mrs. Don Donlue, Mrs. Edward Kopp, Mrs. George Hunt, Mrs. D. A. Loveland, Mrs. Harland Meirrelle and Mrs. Frank Horn. ...

October 2, 1946 The Binghamton Press: Ad. For Sale Jenkins Inn Waverly, N. Y. Excellent Income Property. Nine Guest Rooms. One Large Family Apartment. Completely Furnished. Phone Waverly 376 Inspection by Appointment Only. (202 Chemung Street Waverly, NY)

September 13, 1946 The Evening Times: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Mrs. George Knapp and Miss Charlotte Knapp spent Sunday visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boyle of Ithaca.

November 17, 1946 Utica Daily Press: New Management For Hamilton Inn. Clinton- Formation of a new corporation to assume management of the Alexander Hamilton Inn beginning Jan. 2 was announced yesterday. ... President of the West Park Row Corporation is George Traub of Elmira; his wife, Mrs. Martha Traub, is secretary-treasurer, and Stanley is vicepresident. Mr. and Mrs. Traub will be managers of the inn. Traub has been serving as manager of the Elmira City Club, and Mrs. Traub has been operating the Jenkins Inn, Waverly. The Jenkins Inn has been in Mrs. Traub's family, and recently was sold.

December 10, 1946: Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, Waverly, to Earl J. and Nellie F. Payne, property in Waverly. (This was the former Corner Drug Store building that Gertrude's father, Samuel Slaughter, had owned at 337 Broad street.) (Earl James Payne, born in South Waverly Borough on 11/02/1897, father was James Payne, mother was Sarah E. Gross.) This was confirmed in 2013, to be the building at 337 Broad st. which Earl Payne had been renting from Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter, by the late Anna Frances Payne, daughter of Earl Payne.

December 10, 1946 Elmira Star-Gazette: DAR Chapter Plans An Apron Bazaar. Waverly - An apron bazaar for the benefit of the Crossnore School, Crossnore, N. C., will feature a meeting of Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at home of Mrs. A. C. Palmer, 329 Chemung St., Waverly, Wednesday. This will be a guest meeting and a program of Christmas music will be presented under direction of Mrs. Ralph B. Fravel. Mrs. John F. Krill, local chapter regent, has announced these hostesses for the meeting: Mrs. Lewis D. Atwater, Mrs. Manley A. Brink, Mrs. Esther B. Cleveland, Mrs. George B. Knapp, and Mrs. Fred C. Simmons.

1947 Elmira Star-Gazette: Robert W. Evans, 26, of 537 Chemung St., Waverly employed by Mr. Rigle of 18 Johnson St., Waverly. (Henry Evans' son.)

January 16, 1947 The Clinton Courier, Clinton, New York: Redecorating Of Inn Near Completion. Colonial Motif Accented In New Furnishings And Decorations, Mr. and Mrs. Traub In Charge. Extensive redecorating and refurbishing of The Alexander Hamilton Inn is being completed this week preparatory to reopening of the place to the public by the new managers, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Traub. ... When present operations are finished, the Inn will have 10 rooms available for guests. Mr. Traub, for many years manager of the Elmira City Club, is a Cornell University graduate, while his wife, formerly operator of Jenkins' Inn (202 Chemung st.), at Waverly, attended National Park College, Washington, D.C.

Jan. 20, 1947 The Evening Times - Mrs. George M. Cady, 208 Chemung street, Waverly, was thrilled at the sound of her son's voice Sunday night. He is Ted Snook, now in Tokyo, Japan, who talked with her by way of Trans-Oceanic telephone at 11 o'clock. He told his mother he was in excellent health and that he is going to remain there, having accepted a civilian post in the services of the U. S. Army after being honorably discharged from that branch of the service in Japan. He entered the army two years ago. 

January 24, 1947 Binghamton Press: Mrs. Amasa Finch, believed to be the Southern Tier's oldest resident, died today at her home, 495 Cayuta Avenue, Waverly. She was 106. Mrs. Finch, who had lived through five wars, had been confined to bed since last May when she fell in her home, suffering a hip fracture. Until then, her activities had included light household tasks. The former Amasa Sawyer, she will be buried in Forest Home Cemetery at Waverly after funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Greer Funeral Home in the village. The service will be conducted by the Rev. F. M. Homrighouse, pastor of Waverly's First Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Finch had been a member for more than 80 years. Mrs. Finch was born Sept. 28, 1840, at Talmadge Hill, Tioga County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sawyer. In an interview with the Binghamton Press on her 105th birthday, Mrs. Finch recalled that her husband's parents were active in transporting slaves to freedom by means of underground railroad. Until she suffered the hip fracture, Mrs. Finch took an active interest in current national and international events. Because of failing eyesight she was unable to read newspapers and had to rely on radio.

1947 Elmira Star-Gazette: Haluska Hits 522 In Waverly Loop. Waverly - Katherine Haluska hit 522 in the Womens Bowling League on the Waverly Recreation Alleys to lead scoring for the 16 team Valley League. Charlotte Knapp was second at 506. High single game went to Frances Seidel with 212. The Randys Service five were high scorers with 2287 total and the Texaco five rolled 826 for high single game.

March 27, 1947 The Evening Times - Waverly Police Probe Series of Auto Burglaries. ... two boys were running west on Clinton avenue. He described them as both between 12 and 16 years of age. ... About 9:15 o'clock Dr. Harry S. Fish of 208 Chemung street reported to headquarters that his car, which was parked on Athens street, had been entered. A flashlight was missing from the glove compartment. ... 

March 31, 1947 Elmira Star-Gazette: Mrs. Frances Brooks Tubbs of Binghamton, formerly of Elmira. Monday, Mar. 31, 1947. Survived by sisters, Mrs. M. A. Zimmerman, of Elmira, Mrs. Orson C. Richards of Hudson Falls, N.Y. Body will be taken to the Smith and Fudge Funeral Home late this afternoon, where private funeral will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. Very Rev. Frederick Henstridge. Woodlawn Cemetery.

April 15, 1947 Binghamton Press: Presbyterian Women Elect.
Mrs. Allen R. Henderson of Hancock will head the Women's Presbyterial Society of the Binghamton Presbytery for another year. ...
Advisory board, Mrs. O. G. Olsen of Binghamton, Mrs. George Knapp of Waverly, Mrs. George Tappan of Binghamton, Miss Lois Saylor of Endicott, Miss Jessie English of Hallstead, Pa., and Mrs. Arthur Dunn of Cortland. ...

May 14, 1947 Elmira Star Gazette: Auxiliaries At Waverly Hear Leader. Waverly - The four units comprising the Tioga County American Legion auxiliaries honored State Department president Mrs. Isabel Powers of Rochester at a dinner at the Iron Kettle Inn on her official visit to the county Tuesday evening. Mrs. Marslette Wilcox, Tioga County Legion Auxiliary chairman, presided and introduced these officials and out-of-town guests: Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Oneonta, Sixth District chairman; Mrs. Lora Grant, first vicechairman of the county auxiliary; Mrs. Helen Craig, second vicechairman; Mrs. Marietta Ellis, third vicechairman; Mrs. Edna Simcoe, treasurer; Mrs. Marjorie Rolls, chaplain; Ronald Ward, Sixth District Legion commander; and John L. Craig, county commander in Tioga County. The program included two vocal solos by Mrs. Charlyne Sutton, accompanied by Miss Marion Bruster. Seated at the speaker’s table also were the following county unit chairmen: Presidents, Mrs. Mary Fralick (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Betowski-Vandemark Post 492; Mrs. Catherine Whitney, of Owego, Tioga Unit 401; Mrs. Helen Craig, Arden Kelsey Unit 907; and Mrs. Marietta Ellis, Richford Unit 1431. The Department president, in her talk, urged all members to back up the American Legion in its fight to preserve universal military training in the United States. She explained programs of the state Auxiliary and said that the new infirmary at Tupper Lake for women, would be officially opened July 1, for its first patients. …

October 29, 1947 The Knickerbocker News, Albany, N. Y.: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warren Knapp 3d, Waverly, have announced the birth of a son, Joseph Warren 4th, Oct. 6. Mrs. Knapp is the former H. Alice Kemp, Albany. The knapps also have a daughter, Helen Elizabeth.

November 4, 1947 Binghamton Press: Stiles Heads Owego Health Seal Sale. Owego - Arthur B. Stiles, Owego postmaster, will serve as chairman of the annual Christmas sale sponsored by Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association, which will open Nov. 21 and continue through the holidays. …Other members of the countywide committee are as follows: … Mrs. Seward Baldwin, Mrs. Harold Coleman, Fred D. Gillen, Mrs. George Knapp, the Rev. Robert J. Fox, George Frailey, Mrs. A. C. Palmer, Mrs. Thomas Sheahan, Mrs. F. K. Shaw, Mrs. Philip Sturge and Mrs. Harold Watrous, all of Waverly. Also, … “It is an honor to head the 1947 Christmas Seal campaign, which is the 41st in Tioga County,” Mr. Stiles said today. “I am fortunate to have such a capable committee to work with me. I am confident that we can depend on the cooperation of the people of this county to make the sale a success. “Seal funds will be used in 1949 to finance the association’s health program. The purchase and use of the seals has become a tradition in Tioga County. I am sure the residents again will give their full and generous support to the movement.”

Nov. 24, 1947 The Evening Times - Miss Charlotte Knapp of Cornell university is spending Thanksgiving recess with her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp of 208 Chemung street, Waverly. (Home is owned by Mrs. Ralph Fralick. Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, previous owner, is living in one of the apartments.)

December 12, 1947 Binghamton Press: 18 Properties Transferred In Tioga. ...Alec Rosefsky, Binghamton, to J. Warren Knapp, 3d and Alice K. Knapp, property in Waverly. ...Bert S. Golden and Laura Golden, Waverly, to J. Warren Knapp, 3d, and Alice K. Knapp, property in Waverly. ...

1948, at 337 Broad Street, Owego Credit Bureau also in building with Valley Credit & Adjustment Bureau, with Payne's variety store. (from Don Merrill's collection)

March 30, 1948 The Evening Times - Waverly - Mrs. George Knapp, 208 Chemung street, is a patient at the Robert Packer Hospital. (Mrs. Knapp is living in one of the apartments in her former home, now owned by Mrs. Mary Fralick.)

1948 Directory: 3 Athens st. Robert Lockwood. 5 Athens st. Larry G. Dykeman. 7 Athens st. vacant lot owned by Mary Fralick. 9 Athens st. former carriage house is now two apartments owned by Mary Fralick and rented by; David Meyer and Paul Lipp. 4 Athens st. Elmer Lawrence. 6 Athens st. James F. Nolan. 8 Athens st. Robert Draper.

From 1948 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens - David C. Meyer and Paul Lipp; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp, Ralph Fralick, Ben C. Young, Albert J. Williams, Dr. Harry S. Fish (died in 1960, was former chief surgeon at Tioga County General Hospital, Waverly, NY); at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Donald Gustina; no 7 Athens Street address listed.

July 10, 1948 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y. Mrs. George B. Knapp of Waverly is visiting Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker.

July 12, 1948 Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, N. Y.: Mrs. Paul Crooker and Mrs. Wilbur Spraker, Canajoharie, and Mrs. Gertrude Knapp, Waverly, visited Mrs. E. Corning Davis Jr. on Thursday.

August 24, 1948 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown N.Y.: Mrs. George Knapp and daughter, Miss Charlotte Knapp, Waverly, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Corning Davis Jr., Friday.

August 28, 1948 from "Evening Recorder" Amsterdam, NY: Mrs. George Knapp and daughter, Miss Charlotte Knapp, Waverly, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Corning Davis Jr..

October 11, 1948 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly OES To Meet. Waverly - Star Chapter 9, Order of Eastern Star, will meet in the Waverly Masonic Temple Tuesday at 8 p.m. Refreshments will follow the chapter session. Mrs. Mary Fralick (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) is in charge.

Dec. 7, 1948 The Evening Times - The Past Presidents club of the Betowski-VanDeMark American Legion auxiliary will hold a Christmas party meeting at the home of Mrs. Mary Fralick, 208 Chemung street, Waverly, Friday evening starting at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Mae Lawler, club president, will preside at the business meeting to be held following the picnic supper. A social hour is planned with members bringing gifts to exchange.

March 10, 1949 The Evening Times - Born to James and Marion Baxter Aldrich of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, a son Wednesday at the Tioga County General hospital.

May 16, 1949 Elmira Star-Gazette: For Sale! 3-Apartment residence suitable as is or for convalescent or tourist home. 152 Chemung St. Waverly, NY

circa 1949 at 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY, rear of main house, one story porch is replaced by two story addition (back staircase and enclosed porch areas)

July 21, 1949 The Clinton Courier, Clinton, NY: Extensive Repainting Planned By St. James Church. Painting and redecorating the inside of St. James Church is expected to begin during the late summer or early fall. A firm that specializes in redecorating churches, D. W. Lougher & Sons of Waverly, N. Y. will be doing the job. ... (a grandson of D. W. Lougher has said that D. W. Lougher & Sons had worked in our estate at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY on several occasions.)

October 19, 1949 Elmira Star-Gazette: For Sale. Tourist Home - On main highway. Very Reasonable. 157 Chemung St. Waverly, NY

1950 directory: Mrs. George B. Knapp at 9 Athens street, 270-J Phone

March 16, 1950, a piece of the original "Slaughter" property was sold by Mary Fralick to Mary Alamo- current 7 Athens St. Waverly, NY. 

1950 Binghamton NY Press: Tioga Health Unit Names Bassett. Owego - Robert V. R. Bassett of Owego was reelected president of the Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association at the annual dinner meeting held in the Ahwaga Hotel.... Also DeWight Riegel of Nichols, Mrs. Mabel D. Baldwin, Fred Gillan, Mrs. George Knapp and Mrs. A. C. Palmer, all of Waverly, Mr. Nickerson of Candor and Mr. Goodrich of Tioga Center. ...

April 13, 1950 Schenectady Gazette - Miss Carolyn Barbara Voght, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Voght of Canajoharie, and Edward Winters Spraker, son of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker, also of Canajoharie, were married Saturday afternoon at the True Church of Christ at Sharon. Rev. Harvey B. Kimmey of Albany performed the ceremony. ... After a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Spraker will be at home at 238 Washington avenue, Albany.

April 21, 1950 The Evening Times - Over 70 people attended the annual dance of the Waverly Presbyterian church's Couples club last evening in the church social hall. The event was under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp, chairman, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Tighe, co-chairman. Frank Ault's band played for the dance, and a buffet luncheon was served at midnight. Decorations were in red and white, and an informal theme was followed, with streamers, tulips and white flowers. Tables around the dance floor were trimmed with red and white cloths. The committee working with Mr. and Mrs. Knapp and Mr. and Mrs. Tighe included Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Gillan, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lambert and Mr. and Mrs. Roland Holmes. Entertainment was provided by a barbershop sextet, including David Meyer, John Murray, Rev. Frederick Homrighouse, Ralph Norton, Ray Miller and Evan Johnston. They were appropriately costumed in aprons and derbies, with handlebar mustaches. A dancing exhibition was also part of the entertainment with John Paton and Mrs. Roland Holmes as the performers. (Mr. and Mrs. Roland Holmes lived in one of the apartments at 208 Chemung st. around this time. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp had lived in part of the home when Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp owned the home.)

May 25, 1950 Elmira Star- Gazette: Mrs. Edsall Elected by Valley DAR. Waverly - Mrs. George Edsall was elected regent of Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Wednesday afternoon. Others elected are: viceregents, Mrs. John F. Krill and Mrs. George B. Knapp; chaplain, Mrs. George L. Atwood; recording secretary, Mrs. James M. Flood; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Oliver C. Myers; treasurer, Mrs. Nan J. Leonard; registrar, Miss Alice P. Fish; historian, Mrs. Ralph B. Fravel. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Fred Simmons. Mrs. Krill was hostess. Refreshments were served with Mrs. Lewis Atwell pouring. Mrs. Ray D. Herrington read the installation service. Mrs. Victor L. Buley and Miss Lila Shoemaker were election tellers. The chapter members held an impressive memorial service for Miss Ruth Fish, for many years an active member. Mrs. Simmons read the revolutionary record and Mrs. Frank W. Merriam wrote a memorial tribute which was read by Mrs. Herrington. Miss Alice Fish wrote a brief tribute to her sister which was read by the regent, Mrs. Krill. Mrs. Atwood, chaplain, gave the prayer. Annual reports were given by the retiring officers and committee chairmen. The report of the treasurer was audited and approved by Mrs. Herman Olney and Mrs. Lewis H. Deidrick. On the nominating committee were: Mrs. Percy F. Gillan, Mrs. Oliver C. Myers and Mrs. George B. Knapp.

Augsust 5, 1950 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y.: Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker and J. Robert Spraker were weekend guests of Mrs. George B. Knapp, Waverly; Mrs. Spraker’s former home.

August 31, 1950 Elmira Star Gazette: Best Truck Buy in the county. Chevrolet, heavy duty, 1 1/2 to 2 ton. Bought 1947, only used 11 months. Very low mileage, looks and runs like new. Perfect 7.80x20 10 ply tires, at a giveaway price. H. G. Evans. 537 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. (Henry Evans family/parents rented the octagon home at 7 Athens st. in the early 1900's to circa 1933.)

September 8, 1950 Elmira Star Gazette: Best Truck Buy in the county. Chevrolet heavy duty, 1 1/2 to 2 tons. Bought 1947, only used 11 months. Very low mileage, looks and runs like new. Perfect 7.80x20 10-ply tires at a giveaway price. H. G. Evans, 537 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.

Nov. 6, 1950 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y. Mrs. George B. Knapp and Miss Charlotte Knapp, Waverly were recent guests of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker.

December 1950 Phone Directory Athens - Sayre South Waverly And Nearby Communities: Knapp Geo. B. Mrs. 9 Athens 270-J - Edwin Knapp at 89 Spring st. - J. W. jr. Knapp hardware at 326 Broad st. Residence at 97 Center st. - J. Warren Knapp 3rd at 94 Spring st. - T. P. Knapp at 455 Waverly st. - Knapp's Department Store at 301 Broad st.

1951 Mrs. George Knapp and daughter Charlotte Knapp were living at 9 Athens st. in their former carriage house, now owned by Mary Fralick.

From 1951 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Mrs. George B. Knapp, Charlotte S. Knapp and Jules Helfner; at 208 Chemung Street - vacant, Ralph W. Fralick, John Foster, Parvin Mensch, Roland P. Holmes, Earl E. Armstrong; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Robert G. Eisenhart

March 17, 1951 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown N.Y.: Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Eddy and Miss Charlotte Knapp called on relatives and friends in Minaville recently.

March 29, 1951 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly DAR Hears Talk On Red Cross. Waverly - Services of the Waverly Red Cross Chapter were described by Mrs. Carl Coots, home service secretary in a talk before members of the Carantouan Chapter, DAR, Wednesday afternoon. The afternoon session was at the home (9 Athens st. Waverly, NY) of Mrs. George Knapp. Mrs. George (Mina) Edsall (447 Fulton st. Waverly, NY), regent conducted the business meeting. She read a message from the DAR president general stressing the urgent need and opportunity for patriotic service on the part of groups and individuals. Mrs. (Mabel) Coots (of 327 Chemung st. Waverly, NY) in her talk, told of the training programs now under way for nurses aides and first aid trainees, both courses under the direction of the local Red Cross chapter. She traced the history of Red Cross and briefly described such activities as home nursing, nutrition, canteen, production, blood bank and other services. Refreshments were served by the following co-hostessess; Mrs. Lewis D. (Isabelle) Atwater (151 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. Howard (Edna) DeWitt (44 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), Mrs. Manley (Ruth) Brink (511 Clark st. Waverly, NY) and Mrs. Frank (Florence) Merriam (304 Chemung st. Waverly, NY). 

May 24, 1951 Elmira Star Gazette: Poppy Days Slated In 2 Valley Towns. Waverly - Annual Poppy Days will be observed in the three Valley communities Friday and Saturday. In charge of the sales in each of the three villages are: Waverly, Mrs. Mary Fralick (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY); Sayre, Mrs. Ruth Wood; Athens, Mrs. Charlotte Ackley.

June 4, 1951 The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N. Y.- CANAJOHARIE-Joseph Robert Spraker, son of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker, Front street, will receive his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University this morning at the 95th commencement program in Archbold stadium. Nearly 300 students will receive degrees.
He will receive his degree from the College of Business Administration where he has majored in advertising. He is treasurer of Alpha Delta Tau, advertising honorary society, and vice-president of Phi Kappa Tau, national social fraternity, has been a member of the Hendrick’s Memorial Chapel Choir and the University Symphony Orchestra. A Canajoharie Central school graduate in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy prior to graduation, and served two and a half years, receiving his honorable discharge in November, 1947. He entered Syracuse University the following February. June 5, he will enter the employee of the Syracuse Post Standard in the advertising department.

August 30, 1951 Elmira Star Gazette: For Rent-Two heated apartments. A 5-room and a 4-room, each with bath, room sized porch, front and back entrance. Adults only. 304 Chemung St., Waverly Phone Waverly 159.

October 6, 1951 The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY: Among out-of-town guests who will attend the wedding today at Delta Gamma sorority house, 901 Walnut ave., of Miss Margaret Hunt Briggs to Joseph Robert Spraker are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Wie, John Van Wie, Barton Van Wie, Philip Schuyler, William L. Schultz, and John A. Lasher, Jr., all of Palatine Bridge; Mrs. Warren Diefendorf and Frederick Cuningham of Canajoharie, Mrs. Edward W. Spraker of Albany, Mr. and Mrs. Fay Boyd of Andover, Mrs. George Knapp and Miss Charlotte Knapp of (9 Athens st.) Waverly.

November 20, 1951 Binghamton, N. Y. Press: E. M. Knapp, Jr., School Athlete Of Waverly, Dies. Owego - Edwin M. Knapp, Jr., 20, of Waverly, died in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., yesterday morning after an illness of several months. The son of Edwin M. Knapp, Sr., head of the Waverly division of the Kasco Feed Mills, and Mrs. Knapp, he was a student at Colgate University, prior to his illness. He was a well-known athlete in the Waverly area, having participated in varsity football and track in Waverly High School, Vermont Academy, and Colgate. The body was removed to the Geer Funeral Home in Waverly where friends may call. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at the Glenwood Cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frederick Homrighouse, pastor of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, Jeffrey Knapp, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp.

December 1951 Directory of Athens Sayre South Waverly And Nearby Communities: Mrs. Geo. B. Knapp at 436 Penna ave. 191-J

Centennial planning for Waverly began in 1952.

February 6, 1952 Accession of Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries.

Sept. 5, 1952 The Evening Times - Mr. and Mrs. John Glenn Dunlap of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, were married August 23 in the Langdon Chrisitan church, Langdon, N. Y. Mrs. Dunlap is the former Miss Audrey Roe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Roe of R. D. 1, Hallstead, Pa., Mr. Dunlap is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Dunlap of Waverly.

September 23, 1952 Elmira Star Gazette: Presbyterian Church Women Plan Retreat. Waverly - Members of the Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly will hold a retreat in the church sanctuary Thursday at 2 p. m. The service will replace the regular October board meeting, Mrs. Edith Holmes, president of the association announced. Following the meeting Thursday refreshments will be served by a committee under the direction of Mrs. George B. Knapp (436 Pennsylvania ave. Waverly, NY). The association will honor members of the church choir at a dinner Thursday evening, Oct. 2, in the church social hall.

November 28, 1952 The Evening Times: Born to Thomas and Madeline Carter Toole of 9 Athens street, Waverly, a son Tuesday in the Robert Packer Hospital.

December 10, 1952 The Evening Times: Donors to Waverly Community Chest in First Annual Campaign Listed. The list of those who contributed to the first Waverly Community Chest campaign, recently completed, was announced today. It is as follows: ...Altha H. Knapp, Phillips Knapp, Thomas Knapp, Edwin Knapp, Gertrude Knapp (436 Penns. Ave.), J. W. Knapp Jr., J. Warren Knapp, ...

December 14, 1952 Binghamton Press, N. Y.: First Methodist Church of Campville was the scene Friday night of the candlelight wedding of Miss Laura Janet Brown to John Millard, Jr. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edwin Schumacker. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Brown, Endicott RD 1. Mrs. and Mrs. John Millard, Sr., of Lockwood, are parents of the bridegroom. Escorted to the altar by her brother, William Brown, ...The newlyweds will live at 208 Chemung Street, Waverly.

1953 Directory: 3 Athens st. Robert Lockwood. 5 Athens st. William Costello. 7 Athens st. Mary Alamo (in the 1950 built ranch style home). 9 Athens st. Dr. Ralph Scott on bottom floor and Aloys Kraus on top floor at 9 1/2 Athens st. 4 Athens st. Elmer Lawrence. 6 Athens st. James Nolan. 8 Athens st. Robert Draper.

From 1953 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Aloys A. Kraus and Ralph Scott; at 208 Chemung Street - Edward C. Brown, Ralph W. Fralick, Donald Holton, Walter L. Kintz, Esther F. Cooper, Earl E. Armstrong, 208 1/2 Chemung Street was vacant.

February 3, 1953 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly Driver Fined After Crash. Albert H. Smith, 37, of 429 Pennsylvania Ave., Waverly, was fined $65 on two charges last night before Police Justice M. J. Pierce of the Town of Ashland. According to State Police of the Waverly detail, Smith was charged with leaving the scene of an accident Sunday night at 10:30 about 6 miles east of Elmira on Rt. 17. Police reported that a car being driven west by Glen Dunlap of 208 Chemung St., Waverly, and the Smith car, which was going east, collided. Smith was arrested later Sunday night at home by state police on charges of leaving the scene of the accident and reckless driving. He was fined $50 on the first charge and $15 on the second.

February 20, 1953 Elmira Star Gazette: Waverly to Lose Village Landmark. Waverly - The village board last night agreed to tear down the old blacksmith's shop on the southwest corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Broad Sts. at the northern end of the Pennsylvania Ave. bridge. The building belongs to C. E. Purdy who has granted the village permission to take it down. The property will then be graded off. Cost of the project is estimated at $150 which will all be in wages and which is included in the budget. A letter will be written to Purdy thanking him for allowing the village to remove the building.

March 13, 1953 Elmira Star-Gazette: OES Notice. Officers, members and friends of Waverly Chapter 9, OES, will meet today at 8 p.m. at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, to conduct services for our late sister, Mrs. Verna Swain Squires. Signed: Mrs. Ralph Fralick, W. Matron. Ray Herrington, W. Patron.

March 19, 1953 Elmira Star-Gazette: Waverly OES Plan Banquet. Waverly - A reception and banquet honoring two district officers will be given by the Waverly Star Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Waverly Masonic Temple. Helena L. Landon of Elmira, district deputy grand matron, and Ebben J. Elston of Lowman, district grand lecturer of the Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga District of New York State will be the honored guests. The meeting will follow at 8 p.m. Reservations for the dinner, to be served by Harmony Court, Order of the Amaranth, must be made with Louise Hawkins by Friday. Mrs. Mary Fralick, matron, and Ray D. Herrington, patron, will be in charge of the meeting. The drill team will meet for rehearsal Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple.

Aug. 25, 1953 The Evening Times - Miss Esther Cooper of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, entertained several guests for dinner at her home Saturday night. They were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Clark Thayer of Amherst, Mass., Mrs. Eunice Gorrell of Ulster, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gorrell and two children of Havertown, Pa., Dr. and Mrs. Robert Gorrell and two children of Brattleboro, Vt., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benjamin and two children of Endicott, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Cooper and daughter, Nancy, of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. F. Ross Gillette of Ulster, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gillette of Sheshequin, Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Gillette of Hornbrook, Walter Gillette of Ulster and Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Cooper of Floral Park, L. I.

September 23, 1953 Elmira Star Gazette: St. Joseph’s Hospital - A son, today, Sept. 23, 1953, to Dr. Ralph and Alice Francisco Scott of 9 Athens St., Waverly (first floor)

November 9, 1953 Elmira Star-Gazette: 25 from Area Enrolled at Ithaca College. …The freshman and transfer students include: …Richard Draper, 8 Athens St., Waverly…

January 4, 1954 The Evening Times: Thomas Senall funeral Is Held. Largely attended funeral service for Thomas A. Senall of Waverly was held Saturday morning at 8:30 from the family home, 300 Chemung street, and at 9 o'clock with solemn high mass of requiem in St. James Catholic church. Rev. G. Stuart Hogan, pastor, was the celebrant, with Rev, Joseph McCarthy, assistant, as deacon and Rev. Anthony A. Noviello, assistant pastor of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, as subdeacon. Burial was in St. James cemetery, with Father McCarthy officiating at the grave. Honorary pallbearers were the following, all members of the Sayre Sons of Italy lodge: John Sandroni, Joseph Cost, John Cinelli, Nicholas Felicita, Joseph ... ( By 1959, Dr. Elliot Robinson was living at 300 Chemung street.)

January 8, 1954 Southern Tier Edition Courier Edition (Catholic Courier): Thomas A. Senall, 83, of 300 Chemung Street, Waverly, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1953. Mr. Senall was a communicant of St. James Church, and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of Roma Madre Lodge, Sons of Italy, Sayre; Waverly Lodge of Moose and Lehigh Veterans Association. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Collonical Senall; son, Joseph of Buffalo; daughters, Mrs. Louis Latrone of Waverly and Miss Natalie Senall of New York City; brother, Joseph Senall of Jersey City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday morning from the family home, and a Solemn High Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. James with the Rev. G. Stuart Hogan, pastor, celebrant; Rev. Joseph McCarthy, assistant pastor, deacon; and the assistant pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, subdeacon. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Father McCarthy offering the graveside prayers.

January 12, 1954 The Evening Times: Dr. Ralph M. Scott began his residency in radiology at Robert Packer Hospital Guthrie Clinic Jan. 1. Prior to entering his Internship at the Packer hospital, Dr. Scott was a member of the staff of the Blue Ridge Sanatorium, Charlottesville, Va. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Virginia and his doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Scott served for three years in the Navy and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant.
Dr. and Mrs. Scott and their two children reside at 9 Athens street, Waverly.

January 20, 1954 The Evening Times: Waverly Library Elects Tonight. Election of two trustees will feature the annual meeting of the board of trustees of the Waverly Free Library to be held tonight at 7:15 o’clock at the Library. The terms of Mrs. Evan S. Johnson and H. Slade Palmer expire. Present officers of the Library are: Mr. Palmer, president; Mrs. F. W. Merriam, vice president; Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp (436 Pennsylvania ave.), secretary; and Harold Watrous, treasurer.

February 3, 1954 Binghamton Press: Judge Clohessy Tells History of Waverly. Owego- Tioga County Judge Francis J. Clohessy, guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Waverly Chamber of Commerce held Monday night at O'Brien's Restaurant in Route 17, used the coming Waverly centennial this summer in the development of his speech. The Waverly Centennial, according to Judge Clohessy, is the anniversary of the incorporation of the village and the first official application of the name "Waverly," taken from the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott. "Factoryville was the father of the Village of Waverly," Judge Clohessy stated. "It was located near the Cayuta Creek, or Shepard's Creek and on the Towanda-Ithaca Turnpike and named by reason of the number of mills and factories erected along the creek." This was in 1800, according to old history. History Of Village. From this beginning and with the addition of many humorous anecdote, Judge Clohessy developed the history of the Village of Waverly. With the completion of the Erie Railroad in 1849, the erection of buildings and business establishments in the vicinity of the first depot led to the gradual movement of the settlement of what is now Waverly. In 1853, with a population of between 700 and 800 people, the need for water, police and fire protection developed, leading to a movement for the incorporation of a village. Names suggested at this time were Shepardsville, Davisville and Loder after early settlers. The name of Waverly was suggested by J. E. Hallett. On April 25, 1853, decision to incorporate was made. There were by this time 1,165 inhabitants. Application Filed. The application for incorporation was filed in the County Court in Owego on Dec. 12, 1853. On Jan. 18, 1854, a special election was held with 114 voters registered in favor of incorporation and 44 against the proposition. On Jan. 28, the certificate was endorsed by County Judge Charles P. Avery and filed in the Tioga County Clerk's office. On March 27, 1854, the first village election was held with five trustees elected and Hiram M. Moore chosen its first president.

February 16, 1954 The Evening Times: One 3 room and one 5 room modern apartment. Automatic heat, range, refrigerator, bath and shower. Adults. Apply 208 Chemung St., Waverly after 5 p.m.

March 2, 1954 Elmira: A son, Monday, Mar. 1, 1954, to Aloys and Agnes Driscoll Craus of 9 Athens St., Waverly. (second floor of 9 Athens St. Waverly, NY)

April 2, 1954 Elmira Star Gazette: Four Room and bath, third floor apartment in Waverly. Large porch, front and rear entrances. Off-street parking. 304 Chemung St., Phone Waverly 153.

April 3, 1954 The Evening Times: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown have returned to their home on Athens street, Waverly, after spending a few days in Corning.

April 11, 1954 The Sunday Press, Binghamton Press Sunday Edition: Squabble Will Destroy Old Waverly Bridge. Waverly - Waverly's Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge, more than a half century old, is slated to become a thing of the past within a few months time. A controversial subject for more than 20 years by successive village board, the original bridge was built in 1870 and was replaced by the present structure in 1896, with the railroad accepting full financial responsibility in the erection of both structures. The New York & Erie Railroad came through Waverly in 1849. On April 23, 1868, the Waverly Village Board determined to open Pennsylvania Avenue with the result that the bridge, spanning the railroad tracks, was built two years later. In 1896 in line with progress, the old structure was replaced with a new bridge, which for nearly 40 years was just a part of the throughfare known as Pennsylvania Avenue. With the passage of years, the bridge gradually deteriorated and in 1933, after a discussion with the Public Service Commission, the structure was repaired with the Erie Railroad assuming 50 per cent of the cost and the Village of Waverly and New York State each 25 per cent. Since that time, according to village records, no extensive repairs have been made to the structure, although the surface of the bridge was repaired by the village about three years ago because the condition of the roadway demanded it. During the intervening years after the bridge was replaced, the issue of to whom the financial responsibility belonged became increasingly controversial, with Waverly holding to an old ruling, which stated that any bridge built by a railroad prior to 1897 became the responsibility of the railroad. A series of hearings were held by representatives of Waverly and the railroad before the Public Service Commission but no official decision was reached. Just a year ago, in a referendum presented to Waverly voters, the question of any further expense for repairs to the bridge, as far as Waverly was concerned, was turned down by a three-to one vote. Now the road approaches to the bridge are blocked with high barricades and the razing of the historical structure is just a question of time.

Waverly Bridges Falling Down - The Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in Waverly over the Erie Railroad tracks, a landmark for nearly 100 years, will soon be demolished although hearings and negotiations have been held for more than 20 years to establish the ownership of the bridge, the structure is doomed to go.

April 27, 1954 Elmira Star-Gazette: Modern Home or income property on Route 17. First floor, 5 rooms, two half baths, modern kitchen. second floor 4 bedrooms, full bath and shower, finished basement with shower and toilet, laundry and store room. oil heat. Van Noy Tourist Home, 203 Chemung Street, Waverly, N. Y. Phone 897. Owner transferred.

April 28, 1954 The Evening Times - A Waverly and two VanEtten young men have enlisted in the U. S. Marines and are now at Parris Island, S. C., where they are undergoing boot training. They are: William A. Veasey of 208 Chemung street, Waverly; and Howard F. Gallow and Eugene R. Rorick, both of VanEtten.

June 24, 1954 Binghamton Press: WAVERLY TO CELEBRATE 100TH YEAR. Special to The Binghamton Press. Waverly - Turning back the pages of history a hundred years this village is ready to celebrate its first 100 years of existence with a mammoth Centennial Celebration with parades, pageants and rodeo sports. The first five days of the Centennial which begins Saturday will be given over to the presentation nightly of a historical pageant "The Cent-o-rama" in Memorial Stadium. The pageant will include a fireworks display. The final five days of the celebration will be given over to the westerners and the cowboy will hold the spotlight as the JE Ranch Rodeo moves into the stadium with 200 head of outlaw bucking horses, wild longhorn steers, vicious Brahma bucking bulls and trained cowponies with contests of broncho busting, calf roping, wild steer wrestling, bull riding and kindred sports of the cattle country, in which approximately 100 cowboys and cowgirls will vie for thousands of dollars in cash prizes. The rodeo in addition to its nightly performances will hold matinee contests July 3, 4, and 5.

June 26, 1954 Binghamton Press: AD. WAVERLY CENTENNIAL. June 26 to July 5. SPECTACULAR PAGEANT Nightly June 26 to 30. JE RANCH CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO Nightly July 1st to 5th Matinees July 3-4-5. Admission Adults $1.10, Children 86 c Reserved Seats $1.65 tax inc. MEMORIAL STADIUM WAVERLY, N. Y

1954 Dr. and Mrs. (Frank and Elnora) Boyle and their children, David, Sue Anne and Laurie, spent the weekend visiting, Mrs. Boyle's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. (Ella) Knapp, Jr., of 97 Center street.

June 26, 1954 The Evening Times: According to an authentic story told by Mrs. F. W. Merriam of 304 Chemung street, Waverly, the then young Federal government gave 1,000 acres of land to her great great grand uncle, Major General Thomas Thomas of the Revolutionary Army for his war service. General Thomas is the same "T. Thomas" referred to in early Waverly history who sold 1,000 acres of land to John Shepard. General Thomas married Katherine Floyd and his sister, Margaret Thomas, married the brother of his wife, Charles Floyd. Both of the general’s children died before he did and so his Revolutionary relics descended to the children of his sister, Mrs. Floyd. Mrs. Merriam's grandfather, Thomas Floyd, who was the grand nephew of the general, came to this vicinity in about 1804, bringing his family and one slave. He purchased a farm near the Chemung river, west of the holdings that had been sold to the Shepards. His wife evidently had no veneration for relics, because she had the silver hilt of the general's sword melted down and made into teaspoons. These later came to Mrs. Merriam as a legacy and have since been given by her to her daughter, Jean, Mrs. Robert Bloom of Newburgh, N.Y.

Slaves Shown in Early Census. The census of 1810 showed Tioga county had a population of 7,899 persons, including 17 slaves. Ten years later, the number of slaves had increased to 104 and 32 free colored persons were also reported. By 1830, all were free. In 1900, the village of Waverly had a population of 4,465. Of these 4,409 were white and 55 colored. There were 2,089 males and 2,376 females.

From Athens, Owen Spaulding came to Waverly in 1826, where his work in developing the village earned for him the title of many as the "Founder of Waverly." From Waverly, Howard Elmer purchased 321 acres in 1870 of what is now the heart of Sayre and in 1871 he and his associates purchased another 400 acres increasing their total holdings to over 700 acres at a cost of $140,000. He continued his work towards the development of Sayre.

Lockwood was known as Bingham's Mills after Charles Bingham, Sr., its earliest settler, and his son, Charles, Jr., who erected the first sawmill in that section.

The earliest record of training of Waverly area residents for military purposes was in 1825 when Cyrus Johnson organized a militia company at Factoryville. This had 100 members drawn mostly from Ellistown and Factoryville, Mr. Johnson was the first captain and Washington Smith was orderly sergeant. The company usually met at William Bensley's hotel near Barton and drilled on the flats near the Cannon Hole.

The participation of Waverly area residents in the wars of our nation was first recorded in local history in 1861 when DeForest Payne left his desk in the classroom at the Institute and enlisted in the Union Army for Civil War duty. Following Payne's enlistment in the Union Army, the 23rd Infantry division was organized and left for camp, May 7, 1861. In 1862, Waverly members of the 109th Infantry reported to camp. In all, 200 men from Barton fought during the four-year Civil War. Five lost their lives and 10 were taken prisoners by the Confederate Army. Waverly volunteers went under fire at Ball's Cross Roads, Va., on Aug. 24, 1861. In November, 1864, news was received of the death of Col. Walter C. Hull, a former Waverly Institute student, who was killed at Cedar Creek. He was the youngest cavalry colonel in the Army.

In September, 1878 the Waverly Grand Army of the Republic post was organized in Waverly and named in Col. Hull's honor. On Feb. 29, 1888, Camp 88, Sons of Union Veterans post was organized. Waverly residents participated in the Spanish American War and during World War I,237 Waverly men went into the service and in World War II, 1,034 men entered the service of their country. After World War I, the organization of the American Legion spread across the country and it came to Waverly in 1922. It was chartered in January, 1922, as the Betowski-VanDeMark American Legion post in memory of Frederick VanDeMark and Captain Paul Betowski, the first two Waverly men to lose their lives in World War I. Richard McNamara, Sr., did most of the preliminary work in organizing the post with 45 charter members and the late Percy Canoll was first commander. Miss Fanchon Shear was the first woman member. The post met in rooms over the First National bank, rooms over Payne's drug store and finally settled in rooms provided on the third floor of the Albertson building as provided in the will of Captain and Mrs. Charles Albertson. The advent of World War II resulted in the strengthening of the American Legion in Waverly and across the nation. The new influx of members here spurred the desire for a permanent meeting home. With the aid of the Chamber of Commerce drive headed by Earl J. Payne, the Legion raised a fund of nearly $20,000 for the renovation of the East Waverly school which had been purchased from the school district about one year after a fire in March of 1947 had nearly gutted the structure. The home was opened in 1930 after a series of workbees by the members supplemented the work of contractors to finish the basement and first floor assembly hall. The hall was made possible through a large contribution from Mrs. Prentice Shepard and it was dedicated Shepard Memorial Hall. Murals by the late David Lougher enhance the beauty of that hall. Richard Robinson is the Legionnaire signalled out by the post as being one of the main driving forces behind this successful undertaking. The post is now working to finish the third floor for meeting room purposes. Along with the Legion post came the auxiliary in 1922 with Mrs. M. Louise Thompson as its first president and Mrs. Edna DeWitt as the first secretary. The auxiliary has been like a right arm to the post; helping with the post's many projects, including the work on Memorial Home.

The use of the Waverly village-owned park in front of the Junior high school for recess and other recreational activities of boys and girls was not always allowed. When Waverly Institute was in operation in the 1870's, a fence had been erected between the main park and the few feet of school ground. The fence confined the boys to the restricted, small play area of the school. One day, Owen Spaulding, who had given the park area to the village, appeared on the scene and noticed the boys having a hard time playing in their confined quarters. According to a report of an Institute student at the time, Mr. Spaulding waved his hand in the direction of the rail fence and said, "Go it, boys, go it." They did and from that time forth the park has been used for numerous recreational activities of the school and community and only during the past few years has been flooded by the Recreation Commission under the direction of Andrew P. Codispoti director, and allowed to freeze for use as an ice skating area.

(Talking about Waverly's Centennial Celebration) - In January of 1953, H. M. Sawyer had accepted the general chairmanship but a few months later he stepped down. Failure to find a man to take charge had the program destined for the scrap heap. From June to September of that year, a search for a sponsoring organization and man to take over the tremendous task of organization went on. Finally, the Chamber of Commerce under the urging of Mr. Jewell, a director, and others decided to organize a committee to take over the responsibility. At a directors' meeting held at the home of Director Glenn Ryan at 15 Garfield street on Sept. 21, 1953, Earl J. Payne accepted the general chairmanship and as a part of the agreement, Mr. Jewell and Thomas Rynone accepted the co-chairmen posts. From that time on under Mr. Payne's able direction, the Centennial celebration became a definite program. He mapped out the idea of 10-days of celebration with a different feature for each day. Plans were completed for many things from carnivals, parade routes, pageants, engagement of the Rogers company and its technical know-how, leasing of Memorial Stadium, preparation of the brochure, contracting for a decorating company services to completing an agreement with Col. Jim Eskew to bring the JE Rodeo to its downtown showing at the Stadium. Bringing of the Tioga County American Legion convention here to coincide with today's opening and of the Tioga County Firemen's annual convention for July 3 were big aides in spotting great days of program events throughout the 10-day program. Shortly after his acceptance of the general chairmanship, Mr. Payne and his co-chairmen, Mr. Jewell and Mr. Rynone, named an executive committee comprised of sub-committee chairmen -within the executive committee. They are as follows: Advisory, Dr. Harry S. Fish, Mayor Phillips Cramer, Judge Francis J. Clohessy, C. Frisbie Howard and Don W. McClelland; Roland Holmes, treasurer; Hart I. Seely, Jr., secretary; Alfred L. Ault, publicity, Mr. Gibbs, finance; Lynn Marshall, decorations; Glenn Ryan, Legion; Thomas Knapp, sales days; Richard Robinson and Francis Cummings, firemen Police Chief A. F. Button, traffic; Walter W. Grunfeld, brochure; Miss Mary W. Muldoon, historical editor; Arthur Rae music; Herbert H. Smith, legal advisor; Rev. Homrighouse, church day; Andrew Codispoti, parade; Michael Yanuzzi, carnival; H. Slade Palmer and Francis Morrison, pageant; Ronald L. Robinson, headquarters: Louis Bevi and Omer J. Grace, industrial and railroad; Richard McNamara, rodeo; and Walter D. Knowles, goodwill ambassador.

Writes History. Mary Muldoon, writer of historical content of the Centennial brochure, has contributed much to the Centennial and to the historical authenticity of material reported in this special section. Parade Marshal Andrew Paul Codispoti, recreational director, is in charge of planning Centennial parades.

June 26, 1954 The Evening Times: Origins of Names of Landmarks Write Own History of Waverly. ... Moore street for Hiram and Emmett Moore, local contractors who built many Waverly homes that are still standing... Orange street for Mr. Orange, an Erie agent at Waverly, Orchard street opened by Joseph Dubois through land once owned by Joseph Hallett and earlier by John Spaulding. Park Place was formerly a private street ... Ellistown for Ebezener Ellis, the first settler at the mouth of Ellis creek. Shepard Hall at Waverly American Legion Memorial Home, Shepard Hills Country Club and Shepard creek, all for the Shepard family, who were among the early and most prominent settlers at Milltown. ...Thomas street for Hiram Thomas of Sayre, who owned land there. Pennsylvania avenue for the adjoining state. Pine street after the pine woods through which it was laid. Sawyer place for the Sawyer family. It was given to the village by Fred A. Sawyer and extended through a tract of land formerly owned by his father, Charles H. Sawyer. Spaulding street for Owen Spaulding, recognized by many as the "Father of Waverly." Spring street for the many springs along the street right-of-way. Tracy road for Mrs. E. C. (Gertrude) Tracy, who built the Iron Kettle Inn. ... Tioga county was taken from the Indians and some translate it to mean, "Gateway." ... Ball street for the Ball family that resided there. Barker place for John Barker, one of Factoryville's early merchants. Blizzard street for Daniel Blizzard on whose land the street was laid. Cadwell Avenue for Mr. Cadwell who resided there. Cayuta avenue because it ran parallel to the former Cayuta creek, now Shepard creek. Charles street for Charles Attice, who built the first house there. Clinton avenue for Dewitt Clinton Atwater on whose land much of the street was laid. Elizabeth street has two stories of origins connected to its naming. One claims that the street was named for the wife, of the owner, Judge Arthur Yates, on whose land the street was laid. The other claims it was named after Mrs. Elizabeth Blake, wife of the first owner of the Tioga hotel. Elliot street for Mr. Eliiot who gave the land for the street to the village. Elm street for the many Elm trees planted. Florence street for the only child, who died in her youth, of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Dowd, who owned the land. Forest street was named by Fort Schuyler, who gave the land as a gift to the village. Mr. Schuyler also owned much of the land where Glenwood cemetery is now located. Howard and Providence streets were both named by Charles Howard, who with Owen Spaulding owned much of the land in that area. The origin of the Howard street name is obvious while Providence street was named for Mr. Howard's hometown in Rhode Island. Ithaca street because it led through Factoryville to the Athens and Ithaca railroad station and the train to Ithaca. It was so named by Gordon Manning who owned land on Ithaca street. Johnson street possibly for Dr. W. E. Johnson, an early president of the village. Lincoln street for President Abraham Lincoln. Loder street for Benjamin Loder, a vice president of the Erie railroad at the time of its arrival at Waverly. Lyman avenue for Moses Lyman.

In 1833, Joseph E. Hallett, who organized the Waverly fire department, arrived here. A farmer, builder and carpenter, he built several homes on Chemung and adjoining streets and played an important role in Waverly's growth.

June 28, 1954 Binghamton Press: Sharon Armstrong Crowned Queen of Waverly Centennial. Observance To Continue Through July 5. Binghamton Press Bureau. Waverly - Miss Sharon Armstrong of Waverly has been named queen of the Waverly centennial celebration which will continue through Monday, July 5. She was crowned Saturday night by Tioga County Sheriff Howard O. Searles at the end of opening day festivities which featured a two-mile-long afternoon parade through the business section. Tioga County Judge Francis J. Clohessy served as master of ceremonies at exercises held at the Memorial Stadium where marchers disbanded. In opening the ceremony, Judge Clohessy said in part: "It is not easy for us to realize that 100 years ago the present site of the Village of Waverly was a sparsely settled spot, fringed with woodlands and hills, and with its future developments hidden in the mind of Divine Providence. Scene Changes. "The wheels of time have turned-the almost unimaginable period of a century has passed-and with it the scenes on the stage of life have changed and rechanged." Judge Clohessy then introduced the Rev. Frederick J. Homrighouse, pastor of Owego Presbyterian Church and chaplain of the centennial, who gave the invocation. Also introduced by Judge Clohessy were Mayor Phillips Cramer and John B. Ryan, Jr., of Albany, a candidate for the post of commander of the New York State American Legion, who was principal speaker. Centennial committee members also were introduced during the afternoon ceremonies. They outlined the 10-day program. Pageant Presented. The annual convention of the Tioga County American Legion was held in Waverly Saturday afternoon as part of the program. The first showing of the historical pageant, which will be repeated each night until Thursday, was presented Saturday night. Yesterday, which was featured as Church Day, a 200-voice chorus presented a concert under the direction of Dr. Frederick Fay Swift, guest conductor and director of music at Harwick College, Oneonta. The chorus, which included choirs from churches in Waverly, Sayre, Pa., Athens, Pa., and the Owego Presbyterian Union Church, was trained by Arthur Rae, director of music at Waverly High School. HomeComing Day. Today will be Homecoming and Old Timers Day and will feature the opening of the Charles Ferris Shows at the high school grounds. Tomorrow will be Railroad and Industry Day with a parade in the afternoon, featuring railroad displays. Youth and Kiddie Day will be held Wednesday and will include a pet show parade and a Little League baseball game in the afternoon. Thursday, Rodeo Day, will mark the first showing of the J. E. Rodeo, with repeat matinee and evening performances until the closing day of the centennial, July 5. Merchants Sales Day, bringing back prices of 100 years ago, will be held Friday. Saturday will mark Firemen's Day and will include a firemen's parade, contests and a block dance in the Junior High School Park. Sunday, July 4, will feature a band concert at the Junior High School Park. The grand finale will be a mammoth parade through Waverly, Monday, July 5, at 11 a. m.

July 15, 1954 Geneva Daily Times: County Fairs, Other Attractions Bring Tourists to Southern Tier Counties. One hundred seventy-five years ago soldiers of the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition were enthralled by the scenic beauty and fertile lands of the Southern Tier country of New York State. Today, this region of rolling hills, verdant valleys and farmlands continues to hold its charm for the tourist and vacationist. Numerous markers along Route 17 from Binghamton to Elmira follow the path of the expedition which in 1779 destroyed Indian villages from which the British had sent war parties against the unprotected New York frontier. It was this mission that broke the strength of the powerful Iroquois Indians. Many members of the expedition were first settlers of the area and many descendants of these early Americans still live in the Southern Tier. At Newtown Battlefield Reservation, near Elmira, tourists can camp or picnic where the Battle of Newtown was fought. A monument to Sullivan, the victorious general, is on top of the 1,507 foot hill. Another memorial to this valiant group of soldiers is the Village of Horseheads. It was here that the Indians collected and arranged in a mile-long trail the skulls of a large number of horses. The skulls were from the sick and crippled beasts which had been disposed of by the expedition. The spot was referred to as the "trail of the horses heads." The present village was named in commemoration of the event. Dates for Fairs. Horseheads will be headquarters of the Chemung County Fair, one of four area county fairs, from August 15-21. Owego will hold the Tioga County Fair, July 25-31. Broome County displays its best at Whitney Point, August 2-7, and the Steuben County show opens at Bath, August 23-28. Corning, a busy city near the southern border, has a museum devoted entirely to glass. In the modern, air-conditioned Corning Glass Center are glass objects from 1500 B. C. to the present. Other exhibits include a 3,500 year-old Egyptian vase and a 200 inch telescope disc weighing 20 tons-the experimental model of the reflector now in use at Mt. Palomar Observatory. One of the best vantage points for enjoying the scenery is Harris Hill, gliding and soaring center, near Elmira. Eldridge Lake Park, popular recreation spot, is nearby and offers water sports, picnic grounds and a midway. It was near Elmira that Samuel L. Clemens, known as Mark Twain, wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and other stories. His quaint pilot-house study can be seen on the Elmira College campus. A Mark Twain Festival will be held at Elmira, September 14-16. Richford, in Tioga County, is wide known as the birthplace of the late John D. Rockefeller. In the latter years of his life, that famous millionaire often visited the house of his birth, in the northeastern corner of the town. Industries Prominent. Dotting this area are a few industrial centers whose manufactured products are nationally known. Information on the Southern Tier is contained in the 1954 edition of "New York State Vactionlands," a 196-page, color-illustrated booklet, which can be obtained without charge from the State Department of Commerce, 112 State St., Albany 7, N. Y. Binghamton, largest city in the area is a noted industrial center with emphasis on shoe manufacturing, fabrication of machinery, and processing of photographic supplies. The Ansco Division of General Aniline Film Corporation in located here. More than 500 green-thumbed gladiolus enthusiasts are set to exhibit their proudest blooms at the Annual Eastern International Gladiolus Show in Binghamton, August 17-18. Twelve miles northeast of Binghamton is 902-acre Chenango Valley State Park which provides trailer and tentsites and a variety of sports. The New York State Field Archery Association championships are planned for September 12 at Painted Post, near Corning. Visitors can see the painted post as well as the statue of a handsome Indian at the entrance to the village. Both were inspired by the legend of an enormous oaken shaft that was erected to mark the spot where the great chief, Montour, died. Magnificent views of the Chemung and Susquehanna river valleys can be seen from Waverly Hill. Motels and cabin colonies line the route into and leaving this scenic community while several tourist homes are available in the village. Waverly, this year, celebrated its 100th anniversary. Free tours through the Endicott-Johnson shoe manufacturing plants at Endicott are available daily, Monday to Friday, at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

August 2, 1954 Binghamton Press: Violent Storm Causes Damage in Waverly, Owego. Other Sections of Tioga Not Hit by Tornado. Binghamton Press Bureau. Owego- The freak wind and rain storm, which hit Tioga County late Saturday afternoon, picked only the Villages of Owego and Waverly for its accompanying damage. The damage in Waverly, already reported, was extensive. Chemung Street, Route 17 in Waverly, was blocked for several hours by fallen limbs and trees. The heavy limbs also damaged several homes in the village, including the home of Charles O'Connell at 136 Center Street, where a section of the roof and attic were crushed. Both telephone service and electric power were cut off for some time after falling trees had ripped through the lines in several places. Less Severe. In Owego the storm was less severe with only sections of the village hit by tornado-like winds. ...

September 9, 1954 Schenectady Gazette: Canajoharie - Mrs. George B. Knapp (436 Pennsylvania ave.), Waverly, and Miss Charlotte Knapp, Ithaca, were holiday guests of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker.

1955 Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp (436 Pennsylvania ave.), secretary of Waverly Free Library

1955 Binghamton NY Press: Tioga TB Group to Honor 79 Famillies Who Gave Aid. Owego- Seventy families, who have contributed to the work of the Tioga County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association, will be honored at the annual dinner meeting of the association in the Deep Well restaurant, west of Owego, next Friday night. Families to be honored include:..Mrs. George B. Knapp (436 Penns. ave. Waverly, NY),...Mrs. F. W. Merriam, Percy Meserve,...Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer, ...Mrs. Clarence Scott, Mrs. Jesse Searles,...

June 28, 1955 The Evening Times - Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lawrence of 4 Athens street, Waverly, were honored Saturday night by all the families on Athens street, the occasion being their 50th wedding anniversary. A picnic supper was served. The Lawrence's three children, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lawrence and sons of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lawrence and daughter of Chicago and Elmer Lawrence of Waverly, were present to help them celebrate. The well known couple were presented with many gifts. They were entertained at other parties during the week.

September 5, 1955 from Schenectady NY Gazette: Mrs. George B. Knapp (436 Pennsylvania ave.), Waverly, and Miss Charlotte Knapp, Ithaca, were recent guests of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker.

Nov. 5, 1955 Schenectady Gazette Canajoharie Church Buys Spraker House For Sunday School Use
CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie Reformed Church Sunday school will soon occupy the new church religious education building adjoining the Front street church property on the west. Church officials have arranged for the purchase of the home of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker, a brick building more than 100 years old....

December 21, 1955 The Evening Times: Born to Dr. Jack and Patricia Theobold Young of 9 Athens street, Waverly, a son today in the Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Young is an intern at the hospital.

December 22, 1955 The Geneva Times: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp of Waverly, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Knapp of Toledo, O., will spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Boyle of 74 Highland Ave.

Dec. 28, 1955 The Evening Times - Waverly - Pvt. James R. Catlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catlin of 208 Chemung street, has returned to his duty with the First Training Regiment of the Armored Replacement Training Center at Fort Knox, Ky., after spending the holiday with his parents. He was of the few chosen as a training tank commander.

1956 - 1972, at 337 Broad Street is Andy Siedlecki, lawyer, along with soda fountain, cut rate variety store. (from Don Merrill's collection)

From 1956 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Daniel Heryford and Jack A. Young; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Lillian Shaw, Ralph Fralick, Richard Catlin, Walter Kintz, Gerald Peterson, vacant; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Donald Holton

March 7, 1956 Binghamton Press: Waverly Hotel Top Floor Is Ruined by $30,000. Owego- The top floor of the three-story Norwood Hotel in Fulton Street in downtown Waverly was gutted by fire last night and the second floor is extensively damaged. Loss in the blaze, which was brought under control by Waverly firemen after a three-hour battle, was estimated at $30,000, much of it caused by the tons of water poured into the structure. Waverly Chief Richard Robinson, directed the firefighters as they fought to keep the flames from spreading to other commercial buildings adjacent to the hotel, a Waverly landmark. ...Origin of the blaze was still undetermined today.

May 22, 1956 Elmira Star Gazette: Deaths Elsewhere. Mrs. Carolyn Storms Sebring of Utica, formerly of Waverly, Friday, May 18, 1956, following and extended illness. She taught school in Wilawana and Milltown, Pa., and Elmira; was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Polyhymnia Club in Waverly. Survived by husband, Atty. Edgar Sebring; sons, John of Buffalo and Edgar Jr. of Trumansburg. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Utica. Masonic Home Cemetery, Utica. (The Sebring's lived with Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp at 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY. from about 1937 to 1945, in an apartment in the home.)

June 23, 1956, Mary Gertrude Slaughter Knapp died. Former owner of the 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY estate, which she sold in 1945. 

June 25, 1956 The Evening Times: Gertrude Knapp Dies, Lifelong Waverly Resident. Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp, 66, of 436 Pennsylvania avenue, Waverly and a lifelong resident died Saturday night at 10 o'clock in the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. She was the widow of George B. Knapp. Born in Waverly, she was the daughter of Samuel W. and Charlotte W. Slaughter. Mrs. Knapp was a member of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church and of Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Charlotte Knapp of Ithaca; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The body is in the Russell funeral home, 462 Fulton street Waverly, where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Frederick Homrighouse, pastor of the Waverly Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

June 27, 1956 The Evening Times: Gertrude Knapp Funeral Is Held. Largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp of 436 Pennsylvania avenue, Waverly, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at Russell funeral home. Rev. Frederick Homrighouse, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, officiated. The Carantouan chapter of the Waverly DAR attended the services. Pallbearers were: Wilton S. Hall, Harold C. Watrous, H. Slade Palmer, Victor L. Buley, Francis L. R. Gibbs and Herbert H. Smith. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.

June 28, 1956 Waverly Sun: Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp Succumbs to Illness. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, June 26, at Russell Funeral home in Waverly for Mrs. Gertrude S. Knapp, 66, of 436 Pennsylvania avenue, Waverly, who died Saturday night in Robert Packer hospital after an extended illness. The Rev. Frederick M. Homrighouse, pastor of the Waverly Presbyterian church, officiated with burial in Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Knapp was the widow of George B. Knapp. She was the daughter of Samuel W. and Charlotte W. Slaughter, a lifelong resident of Waverly, a member of Waverly First Presbyterian church and Carantouan chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Charlotte Knapp of Ithaca, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. (Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, NY, then later McKee Memorial Chapel)

June 29, 1956 Schenectady Gazette: Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker attended the funeral service in Waverly Tuesday afternoon of Mrs. George B. Knapp, Waverly, a former visitor at Mrs. Spraker's home.

June 29, 1956 Elmira Star Gazette: Furniture and furnishings, some antiques from the estate of the late Mrs. Frank W. Merriam now on sale at 304 Chemung St., Waverly. May be seen from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m.

July 10, 1956 Binghamton Press: Letters Filed In 3 Estates. ...Gertrude S. Knapp, late of Waverly, to Charlotte Knapp, daughter, of Waverly, Value not known.

August 17, 1956 The Geneva Times: Dr. and Mrs. Frank P. Boyle, with their daughters Laurie and Sue Anne, of 74 Highland Ave., will sail Saturday on the Matson Line's Lurline out of San Francisco, for Hawaii. Dr. Boyle, formerly with the Experiment Station, is now associated with Dole Pineapple Company, directing research toward the development of new products.

Oct. 2, 1956 The Evening Times - A 26-year-old Albany native yesterday assumed his duties as Tioga County's first full-time probation officer. Robert J. Alex was named to the post by County Judge Francis J. Clohessy of Waverly. A graduate of Vincentian High School in Albany, Mr. Alex majored in sociology at Siena College, also in Albany and did graduate study at the Fordham University School of Social Work. He is a veteran of two years' Army service in the medical corps, 13 months of which was spent in Korea. At present he and his wife are residing at 208 Chemung Street in Waverly. Mr. Alex was very enthusiastic about the warmth of the welcome he received on coming to Tioga. Before coming to Tioga County he was a parole officer under the state parole system in New York City. ... Provision for a full-time probation officer and a secretary was made by the Board of Supervisors last year when a record high budget of $1,406,592 was approved. Of this $9,346 was made a provision for the probation department, including officer, secretary, office supplies and materials. Mr. Alex said he appreciated the willingness of the supervisors in allowing him freedom in redecorating his office in the courthouse.

January 30, 1957 The Evening Times: Slade Palmer of Waverly was reelected president of the Waverly Free Library at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees. Also reelected for a three year term to serve with Mr. Palmer was Mrs. Evan S. Johnson, vice president. Mrs. Lawrence L. Peterson was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late Mrs. George B. Knapp, who was a trustee. The library now has a total of 13,496 volumes, it was noted in the report of the librarian, Mrs. L. W. Lunn. During the year she reported that 2,733 borrowed 44,137 books and magazines. It was reported that there was a noticeable increase in the number of people who used the reading room. The annual membership enrollment totaled $880 with other members still expected to join before the May 1 closing date. Thanks were expressed to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bell-Isle, who were responsible for a new typewriter being given to the library.

March 8, 1957 The Evening Times: PAST MATRONS and Past Patrons club of Waverly Star Chapter will meet at the home of Mrs. Ralph Fralick of 208 Chemung street, Monday at 7:30 p.m.

1957 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Charlotte Knapp is listed as an "Honorary Member", Honorary Society In Mechanical Engineering.

1957 (Mr. Edward Spraker) Mr. Spraker is a son of Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker, Wheelock Street, Canajoharie, and the late Wilbur A. Spraker, former assistant postmaster. His grandfather, the late Joseph A. Spraker, of Sprakers, was vice-president of the National Spraker Bank, Canajoharie, which was established in the present bank building by early generations of the Spraker family, and was merged with the First National Bank of Canajoharie. (Gertrude and Charlotte Knapp were friends of the Spraker's)

April 29, 1957 The Evening Times: Miss Lena Alamo of 7 Athens street and Mrs. Mickey Alamo of Johnson City are spending two weeks in Los Angeles, Cal, and while there will attend the 50th wedding anniversary of their cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Domnic Scambalone.

November 1957 Daily Press, Utica, N. Y.: Mother Of Proprietor Of Inn In Clinton, 75, Mrs. Ada Belle Jenkins, 75, of Corning, died Nov. 4, 1957, in the Corning Hospital. She was the mother of Mrs. George F. Traub, Clinton, proprietor of the Alexander Hamilton Inn. Mrs. Jenkins was a resident of Corning for the past 12 years, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Portner. She was born Nov. 24, 1881, in Campbell, N. Y., a daughter of Rufus and Lana Smith Platt. In 1929 she founded the Jenkins Inn (202 Chemung st.) at Waverly, and retired in 1943. She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church, Bath. Besides Mrs. Traub and Mrs. Portner, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. James Sliney, Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Grant Armstrong, Painted Post; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 tomorrow from the Fagan Funeral Home, Bath, with the Rev. Harold F. Hewitt, pastor of Centenary Church, and the Rev. Arthur C. Rehme, Corning, officiating. Burial will be in the Nondaga Cemetery, Bath.

November 29, 1957 Waverly: The Earl J. Payne Cut rate store on (337) Broad street, Waverly, has been sold to Mrs. Louise Brewer, who has been an employee in the store for over 12 years. Mrs. Brewer plans to refurbish the store and in addition establish a new line of gifts and serve hot meals daily. Mr. Payne will continue to operate the Waverly street liquor store as in the past.

December 4, 1957 The Evening Times: Polyhymnia club members gave a program of Christmas music at their annual holiday party last evening at the home of Mrs. Ralph Fralick, 208 Chemung street, Waverly, who was chairman of the program. Mrs. Dorothy Potter Shellard was guest artist. With the hostess, Mrs. Fralick, Mrs. Shellard played "A Christmas Eve Memory" by Wilson and "Jingle Bells" by Pierpont in an organ-piano duet to open the program. She then presented two piano solos, "Clair de Lune" by Debussy and "The Cat and the Mouse" by Copland. Two organ solos, "Andante Cantabile" by Tschaikowsky and "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Moore were played by Mrs. Shellard and she and Mrs. Fralick played "He Shall Feed His Flock" by Handel in a piano-organ duet at the close of the program. Members taking part in the porgram were Mrs. Gene Dimmick, Mrs. F. M. Homrighouse and Mrs. J. William Merrill who presented a vocal trio, "O Little Hills of Nazareth" by O'Hara; Mrs. Fralick who played two organ solos, "Green-sleeves" (Old English) and "Cantique de Noel" by Adam; and Mrs. Thomas Knapp who sang "The Blue Madonna" by Niles, accompanied by Mrs. Arnold Williams. Mrs. Lawrence Conlon gave a Christmas reading, "Let's Keep Christmas" by Peter Marshall. Members of the chorus sang several carols after the meeting. Mrs. William Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich., mother of Mrs. Russell Worobec, was a guest at the meeting. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Harry B. Smith, chairman; Mrs. Fred Pittsley, Mrs. Clifford Parshall, Mrs. Robert Bean and Mrs. Merrill.

January 25, 1958 The Evening Times: Young. Born to Dr. Jack and Margaret Theobald Young of 9 Athens street, Waverly, a son Friday in the Robert Packer Hospital.

From 1958 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Daniel Heryford, Jack A. Young; at 208 Chemung Street - Mrs. Lillian Shaw, Ralph Fralick, Richard Catlin, Walter Kintz, Reuben Long, vacant; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Donald Holton

May 31, 1958 Robert G. and Vera C. Callison owns 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, which includes 208 1/2 Chemung st. and 9 Athens st. Mary I. Fralick to Robert G. Callsion and Vera C. Callison.

1958 from Binghamton NY Press: VILLAGE OF WAVERLY - Mary I. Fralick to Robert G. and Vera C. Callison.

1958 Binghamton Press: New Face for Route 34. Owego - Route 34 is having its face lifted. A wide swath of bare earth extend from the intersection of Routes 34 and 17 at Waverly as far as the eye can see. Trees along once shady North Chemung Street have been removed. ... The $1,705,000 project involves the widening and improvement of 7.4 miles of the route, which runs north from Waverly just inside Tioga County line, into Chemung County and on to Ithaca, in Tompkins County. Improvements will be made in a 1.74 mile stretch of the highway here and in a five-mile section north of Lockwood. The Dalrymple Gravel & Construction Co. of Elmira has undertaken the job. Early estimates called for completion of the Waverly section by early this winter, with the entire project finished by September, 1959. ...

April 17, 1958 From Palmyra newspaper: Mrs. Norman Leo Ryan (Miss Ann Marie Noonan) A beautiful Spring wedding took place in St. Michael's Church, Newpark, on Saturday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m., when Miss Ann Marie Noonan, daughter of Mrs. William Riorden Noonan of Newark and the late Mr. Noonan, became the bride of Norman Leo Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs Dennis J. Ryan of Maccedon. .... The bride is a graduate of Neward High School and has a B.A. degree from the College of New Rochelle. She has been associated with the atomic energy project at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester. The bridegroom is a graduate of Walworth High School and Brockport State Teacher's College. He has a Master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. He is now Senior Case Worker in the Child Welfare Division in the Tioga County Department of Social Welfare in Owego, New York. After a wedding trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia, the couple will be home May 1 at 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York.

July 19, 1958 Binghamton Press: Roy C. Shadduck of 30 James Street, died early this morning at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances E. Shadduck; a son, Thomas Shadduck, both of Binghamton; a brother, Harry Shadduck of Florida; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Tabernacle Methodist Church, Kalurah Shrine, AAONMS, Harford Lodge, No. 445, F&AM, Moose Club, Waverly Rotary Club and was engaged in the real estate business in Binghamton for many years. The body was removed to the Prentice Funeral Home, 55 Main Street, where the family will receive friends tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

August 8, 1958 Binghamton Press: Shadduck Left $15,000 Estate The estate of Roy C. Shadduck of Binghamton, who died July 19, is approximately $15,000 in value, according to legal papers in Surrogate Court. Under Mr. Shadduck's will, drawn in 1946, the entire estate was bequeathed to his wife, Mrs. Frances E. Shadduck of 30 James Street. However, under a codicil drawn in 1951, Mr. Shadduck's interest in the Valley Realty Agency, 461 Waverly Street, Waverly, goes to Bertha J. Bellis of Waverly. The estate is represented by Meagher, Eisenhart & Madigan. (Roy C. Shadduck Valley Realty sign was found in our basement at 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY, we gave the sign to the late Don Merrill for his Waverly collection. The sign is now displayed in the Waverly Historical Society's museum. The sign is from 1958, when Mary Fralick had the property for sale.)

October 21, 1958 The Evening Times: Waverly Library Memorials Given A New List of Memorial Books Donated to the Waverly Free Library and contributions to the Mrs. F. W. Merriam Endowment Fund have been announced by the librarian Mrs. L. W. Lunn. ... The following people have contributed to the Mrs. F. W. Merriam Endowment Fund in memory of Mrs. Dorothy Maier Young: Mrs. Orrin D. Crammer, Miss Charlotte S. Knapp and Robert P. Fraser. Contribution to the Mrs. F. W. Merriam Fund has been made by Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Wilson in memory of Mrs. Eleanor Cabot Lyford.

January 30, 1959 The Evening Times: Regular meeting of the Waverly WCTU was held Tuesday afternoon at the Albertson building. ... Wheeler stated that the Willard chapter of the Waverly WCTU is entering its 73rd year. Many people will remember the women whose names appear on the charter: Mrs. Elvira Lang, Mrs. Levi Curtis, Mrs. Gertrude Shoemaker, Mrs. Louise Genung, Mrs. Charlotte Slaughter, Mrs. Frances Knapp, Mrs. James Angel, Mrs. Benjamin Bonnell, Mrs. Lillian Barnum, Mrs. Addie Kulback and Miss Rita Lowman. The first temperance organization of record was the Mens' Waverly Prohibition club in 1886 ...The donors, Capt. and Mrs. Albertson, agreed to pay for the maintenance of the building during their lifetime and to provide an endowment fund for its maintenance after their death. It was also provided in the agreement that Capt. and Mrs. Albertson shall have full charge of the building during their life and after their death the president of the village, the president of the WCTU, and the commander of the American Legion shall act as trustees. Capt. and Mrs. Albertson equipped the building and maintained it including all expenses up to 1938 ...

March 4, 1959 The Evening Times - Approximately 30 irate Waverly property owners attended a special public hearing at the village hall last night to protest the bills sent them by the village for shoveling their sidewalks. The board is expected to drop the charges against the property owners at the regular meeting to be held Tuesday night. After listening to the complaints of each property owner individually, a motion to dismiss the charges and refund any money paid to the village for snow removal was made by Trustee James Johnson and seconded by Trustee Larry Jayne. However, the motion could not be made at the public hearing but would have to be brought up at a regular scheduled meeting of the board. The people attending the meeting assembled in the small trustees' room, some seated and others standing for lack of chairs. Village Attorney H. Bradley Smith read the Village ordinance concerning the removal of snow from sidewalks which was originally adopted in 1929 and was last amended in 1958. Under the ordinance, snow must be removed within three hours after a storm, or if it snows between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., the snow must be removed by 9 a.m. The rate charged for removing snow under the ordinance is a basic $5 for 50 feet or less and five cents per running foot for each additional foot.  A majority of the property owners present (there were about 160 bills mailed by the village) contended that the village did nothing more than salt their sidewalks and did not remove any snow as their bill claimed. Albert Epstein of 144 Chemung street was the first to state his case and he said he cleaned his own walk the village did not. Trustee Elmer Merrill of the street department noted that his report showed that the village had cleaned 170 feet of his sidewalk on Dec. 3. December 3 was the date on the majority of the bills. ... other property owners attending and voicing similar complaints were: ... Robert Callison of 208 Chemung street; ... Following the hearing on all complaints Trustee Johnson made a motion to dismiss the charges. The final action is expected Tuesday night.

September 3, 1959 The Evening Times: Carantouan DAR Unit Receives Invitations. Mrs. Glen Fraley, regent of Carantouan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution today announced that invitations have been received from other D. A. R. units to attend luncheon meetings. ... Mrs. Fraley also announced that members of Carantouan chapter presided at memorials at the Tioga Point, Forest Home, Glenwood and Hicks cemeteries during the past month for the following: Mrs. Sally Sell Druckemiller, Mrs. Josephine Christie Vastbinder Fisher, Miss Mary E. Finch, Mrs. Grace Fitch Tilton, Miss Esther Barnum, Miss Henrietta Morgan, Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, Mrs. Isabelle Lyman Atwater, and Miss Grace W. Hicks. ...

September 25, 1959 The Evening Times: Vacant modern 3 room house, heat, range, refrigerator furnished. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly

Oct. 21, 1959 The Evening Times - Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Walker of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at a family dinner. The affair was held at the home of their son, Lewis R. Walker of 325 North Keystone avenue, Sayre. Mr. and Mrs. Walker were married Oct. 21, 1909 by Rev. George Briggs, then pastor of the Waverly First Baptist church. Both are members of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. Mr. Walker is employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre. They have two sons, Lewis, and Donald H. Walker of 30 William street, Waverly. There are four grandchildren.

November 12, 1959 Binghamton Press: Waverly - Earl J. Payne, 62, a retired druggist and Republican committeeman, died yesterday in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a long illness. An active civic leader in the Waverly area, Mr. Payne had an important role in the nomination of Representative Howard W. Robison of Owego in 1957. When the GOP nominating committee met in Elmira in January of that year to pick a successor to W. Sterlling Cole of Bath, who had been appointed to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Payne, a Tioga County delegate with Mr. Robison, sided with the Chemung delegates against the Broome County choice, Assemblyman George L. Ingalls of Binghamton. An unbreakable deadlock in the voting resulted in the compromise nomination of Representatve Robison. A life-long resident of Waverly, Mr. Payne had been a druggist here since 1928. President of the Waverly Water Board, he was a past president and past district deputy of the Waverly Lions Club, a past president of the Valley Association, former chairman of the Waverly Community Chest drive, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Moose. Funeral arrangements are pending. (Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp sold her late father's "corner drug store", 337 Broad st., to Earl Payne in 1946, though Earl had been renting it for several years before this.)

January 9, 1960 The Evening Time: Drapers Observe 25th Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Draper of 8 Athens street, Waverly, observed their 25th wedding anniversary at their home Sunday, Jan. 3. Their sons, Richard and Allen Draper and daughter-in-law of Baltimore, Md. were home to help the couple observe the event.

March 24, 1960 The Evening Times: ... and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fralick, formerly of Waverly and now residing at North Miami Beach.

April 12, 1960 The Evening Times - Gordon Callison, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Callison of 208 Chemung street, Waverly, has enlisted in the U. S. Army Engineer corps and left yesterday for Fort Jackson, S. C. He has been a resident of Waverly for the last year and a half, and has been attending Morrisville Agricultural and Technical Institute at Morrisville, N. Y. He is a graduate of Miami, Fla., Military Academy, 1957, and spent two years at George Washington university, in Washington, D. C.

April 27, 1960 The Evening Times - Reuben E. Long of Waverly has been appointed staff engineer in production systems engineering of the Owego IMB's General System Division. Mr. Long joined the company at its Vestal Airborne Computer laboratories in June 1956 and in July of the same year was assigned to the Owego Product Engineering of IBM at Poughkeepsie. Mr. Long, his wife, Elvina, and their daughter, Vickie reside at 208 Chemung street, Waverly.

April 28, 1960 Binghamton NY Press: A Waverly man and one from Endicott have received new appointments at the Owego facility of IBM's Federal Systems Division. Reuben E. Long of 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, has been named staff engineer in production systems engineering. He joined the Vestal Airborne Computer Laboratories in June, 1956 and a month later was assigned to the Owego product engineering at IBM Poughkeepsie. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Long was an associate engineer. William J. Cartmell, JR., ...

August 2, 1960 Schenectady Gazette - Canajoharie - Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker Jr. and twin daughters, Elizabeth and Leslie, Worthington, Ohio, have returned home after visiting Mrs. Wilbur A. Spraker and Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Spraker. (Gertrude and Charlotte Knapp were friends of the Spraker's.)

From 1961 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Gerald M. Maloney and William E. Hanson III; at 208 Chemung Street - Robert G. Callison, Edward G. Statach, Ralph Snider, Walter L. Kintz, Katheryn Mays, Keith Davidson; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Robert Shafer

March 15, 1961 Cornell Alumni News Vol. 63, No 12 March 15, 1961:
‘38 Women - We have had several changes of address:... Charlotte S. Knapp, 431 Pennsylvania Ave., Waverly. (In 1958 phone directory, 431 Pennsylvania ave. was a two family home, one vacant and one with Mrs. Mable Hastings listed.)

April 10, 1961 The Evening Times: E. Waverly Cabin Leveled in Fire. Waverly firemen were called Sunday afternoon about 1 o'clock to a cabin fire near the Ithaca St. baseball diamond. Firemen reported that the cabin, owned by Henry Evans, caught fire and it spread igniting the surrounding field. Two booster lines and 250 feet of hose were used to extinguish the blaze, but the cabin was completely destroyed. (Henry Evans was the "little boy" from 7 Athens street who was badly burned in August 1909. Is this the same Henry Evans?)

April 19, 1961 The Evening Times: Superior furnished 3 room upper with automatic heat, refrigerator, range, hot water, 208 Chemung Street. Waverly LN 5-9117

June 26, 1961 The Evening Times: The Sawyer Home For Sale 416 Chemung street, Waverly, N. Y. 10 rooms, 2 baths, large attic, 2 fireplaces, stoker hot air heat, 2-car garage. Beautiful grounds. Shown by Appointment Only. Valley Realty Agency 481 Waverly St, Waverly, N. Y. phone LN 5-4751.

January 2, 1962 The Evening Times: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Knapp, Jr. of 208 Chemung St., Waverly, were honored at a family tea Sunday. The occasion was the observance of their 60th wedding anniversary. Twelve members of the immediate family were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp, who have been residents of Waverly their entire married life, were married New Year's Day 1902, by Dr. Ross of the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly. Both are members of the First Presbyterian Church and are the parents of three living children, Edward Knapp of Daytona Beach, Fla., Warren Knapp, 3rd of Waverly and Mrs. Frank Boyle of Honolulu, Hawaii. An older daughter Helen is deceased.

March 15, 1962 and March 19, 1962 The Evening Times: Attractive four room upper apartment with range, refrigerator, automatic heat, 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565-9117

March 16, 1962 The Evening Times: Attractive four room upper apartment with range, refrigerator, automatice heat. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly LN 5-9117

May 2, 1962 The Evening Times: Books Donated to Waverly Library. ... Charlotte S. Knapp...

May 28, 1962 The Evening Times: Mrs. Howard Brink of Athens RD 2 entertained out-of-town guests at her home yesterday. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Perry, and Mrs. Mona Landon from Johnson City; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Phillips from Elmira and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evans and son from Painted Post.

June 12, 1962 The Evening Times: Waverly Library Donations Listed. Several books, in memory of Wilton S. Hall, have been added to the shelves of the Waverly Free Library. "America's Handyman Book" by Family Handyman; "Clocks" by Simon Fleet; "Practical Furniture and Wood Finishing" by L'atou; "Furniture Finishing, Decoration and Patching" by Pattou and Vaughn; "Furniture Doctor" by Grotz and "Furniture Refinishing at Home" by Joyner, all given by the Adult Education Woodworking Class. "Furniture Making and Cabinet Work" by Pelton, given by Mr. and Mrs. Don W. McClelland and Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Gibbs. "Easy Ways to Expert Woodworking" by Robert Scharff, given by Charlotte S. Knapp. "Furniture Decoration Made Easy" by Charles Hallett, given by Charlotte S. Knapp. ...

October 25, 1962 The Evening Times: Lower desirable four rooms with range, refrigerator, automatic heat furnished. 208 Chemung, Waverly LN 5-9117.

November 26, 1962 The Evening Times: Three room modern first floor with range, refrigerator. Private. Automatic heat furnished. Garage attached. TV cable. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565-9117. (208 1/2 Chemung Street, was known as the garage apartment.)

December 14, 1962 The Evening Times: Upper desirable, heated 4 rooms, range, refrigerator, hot water, some furniture, garage. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

January 28 & 29, 1963 The Evening Times: Pleasant upper 4 rooms. Range, refrigerator, hot water, private automatic heat furnished. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565-9117

From 1963 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Mrs. Lena Bouse and Harold V. Cole; at 208 Chemung Street - Robert G. Callison (1E), Clifford A. Johnson (3W), David Packard, Walter L. Kintz (1W), Joseph W. Knapp Jr.(2E), vacant; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - vacant

February 4 & 7, 1963 The Evening Times: Desirable upper 4 rooms. Range, refrigerator, automatic heat furnished. Enclosed sun-room. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117 (referring to 2 west in main house)

February 23, 1963 The Evening Times: Desirable upper four rooms. Range, refrigerator, hot water, automatic heat furnished. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly 565 9117

May 15, 1963 and May 27, 1963 The Evening Times: Attractive modern four rooms, tub-shower, enclosed sun-room, garage. Range, refrigerator. Heat furnished. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

May 29, 1963 The Evening Times: Attractive modern four rooms, tub-shower, enclosed sun-room, garage. Range, refrigerator. Heat and water furnished. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

June 25, 1963 The Evening Time: NICE upper four rooms; tub-shower; TV cable, garage, Range, refrigerator, heat furnished. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565 9117.

June 26, 1963 & July 2, 1963 The Evening Times: Nice upper four rooms, tub-shower, TV Cable, garage. Range, refrigerator, heat furnished, 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

June 28, 1963 The Evening Times: Nice upper four rooms, tub-shower, TV cable, garage, range, refrigerator, heat furnished. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly 565-9117

July 6, 1963 The Evening Times: Furnished heated upper modern 4 rooms. Convenient. TV Cable. Tub-Shower. Garage. Central. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

July 12, 1963 The Evening Times: Furnished heated upper modern 4 rooms. Convenient. TV Cable. Tub-shower. Garage. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

November 18, 1963 The Evening Times: Callison's advertised; ATTRACTIVE four rooms, heated. Tub-shower. Garage. Range, refrigerator, cable. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565-9117.

December 4, 1963 The Evening Times: Desirable heated upper four rooms. Range, refrigerator, tub-shower. Garage. Cable. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

December 16, 1963 The Evening Times: Desirable heated upper four rooms. Range, refrigerator, tub-shower. Garage. Cable. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

April 7, 1964 The Evening Times: Monday evening in the village hall with committees named for the coming year. Mayor George McNaney welcomed the three new board members, Stephen Downs, Edgar Dixson and Robert Callison (208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY), who were elected in March to make a complete slate of Independent Citizens Party in office. Appointments to committees were as follows: Fire - Henry Laman, chairman, Edgar Dixson, Stephen Downs; street - Oliver Myer, chairman, Robert Callison, Richard Eddy: police, Mayor McNaney chairman, Oliver Myer, Henry Laman; finance, Stephen Downs, chairman, Oliver Myer, Robert Callison; parks, Edgar Dixson, chairman, Richard Eddy: buildings and street lights, Robert Callison, chairman, Stephen Downs, Henry Laman. The board voted to accept the bid of Matt DePumpo for a new truck for the street department. Sherman Allgeier was appointed to the Water Board to replace W. J. Heidig. The public hearing on the 1964-65 budget will be held at 7:30 Tuesday evening of next week, followed by the regular board meeting at 8 o'clock.

Aug. 12, 1964 The Evening Times - Waverly - Dr. and Mrs. Frank Boyle and children, Susie, Laurie and Michael, of Lafayette, Cal., are visiting Mrs. Boyle's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapp of 208 Chemung st.

October 14, 1964 The Evening Times: … Robert Callison, Henry Laman, Stephen Downs and Oliver Myer were the dissenting voters. In other business, board members authorized Street Commissioner Olive Myer to purchase 12 trees, which will be planted on village property to replace the elms which have been removed. All elm trees in the village have become affected from elm disease and many have died …

From 1965 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Leon Horton and Jos. Daniels; at 208 Chemung Street - Robert G. Callison (owner), Clifford A. Johnson, Donald V. Johnson, Walter L. Kintz, Joseph W. Knapp Jr., Otto Allen; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Cora L. Bingham

March 3 & 5, 1965 The Evening Times: Desirable four rooms. Automatic heat, range, refrigerator, hardwood floors. Garage. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

March 10, 1965 The Evening Times: Superior five rooms. Range, refrigerator, hot water automatic heat. Garage. Cable. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565 9117

March 12, 1965 The Evening Times: Desirable four rooms. Automatic heat, range, refrigerator, hardwood floors. Garage. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565-9117.

March 25, 1965 The Evening Times: Desirable four rooms and sunroom, range, refrigerator, zoned heat, cable, 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

April 6, 1965 The Evening Times: New Committees Are Appointed. The Waverly Village Board held its organizational meeting Monday evening and Mayor George McNaney appointed committees for the year, including two new ones, a study and progress committee and public safety committee. Appointed to the fire committee were Henry Laman, Stephen Downs, Max Dixson; police committee, Mayor McNaney, Oliver Myers, Laman; finance Downs, Robert Callison, Alfred Walden; street committee, Myer, Laman, Walden; Sewer committee, Walden, Callison, Dixson; Lights and building, Callison, Myer, Downs; Study and Progress, Laman, Callison, Downs; public safety, McNaney, Laman, Myer. Mrs. Ethel Shumway was reappointed village clerk. William Donnelly was reappointed village attorney. George Porter was appointed acting police justice. The Marine Midland Trust Company will still be the official depository and the Waverly Sun the official paper. Board members voted to continue their regular meetings on the second Tuesday of the month.

May 1965 Cornell Alumni News Volume 67, Number 10: ‘38 Charlotte Knapp, 6439 Templeton, Huntington Park, Calif.

Video - "Postcards From Waverly"

June 26, 1965 Cortland Standard: Donna Maria Fiske Is Married To Donald Johnson In St. Anthony's. To Reside In Waverly. The Ave Maria and the Panis Angelicus were sung in St. Anthony's Church at 11 this morning for the marriage of Miss Donna Maria Fiske and Donald Victor Johnson. The pastor, the Rev. Carl J. Denti officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Fiske, a mathematics teacher at Waverly, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas L. Fiske of 7 Randall St., Cortland. Mr. Johnson, guidance counselor in the Waverly School system, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Johnson of 477 Queisner Ave., Lowellville, Ohio. ... Following a trip through New York State, the couple will reside at 208 Chemung St., Waverly after Aug. 13. The bride, a graduate of Cortland High School in 1960, was graduated from State University College at Cortland in 1964. She plans graduate work at Oneonta State University this summer as does her new husband. The bridegroom is a Lowellville High graduate, 1954; Ohio University, 1958 and received his MS degree in 1959. He has done post graduate work at the University of Cincinnati. ...

June 29, 1965 Utica Observer Dispatch: G. R. Traub Funeral Services Tomorrow. Clinton - Funeral services for George R. Traub will be at 1 tomorrow from the Owens Funeral Home with the Rev. John F. H. Gorton, rector at St. James Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 7 to 9 tonight. Mr. Traub, 56, owner of the Alexander Hamilton Inn since 1946, died yesterday morning. Dr. Preston Clark, coroner, said death was accidental and caused by a fractured skull suffered in a 20-foot fall from the porch of a newly built wing. Mr. Traub was born in Lockport, son of George and Pauline Boehnke Traub. He received his education at Niagara Falls High School and was a graduate of the Cornell University Hotel Administration School. After graduation he traveled for four years for American Export Lines and for 11 years was manager of the Elmira City Club. Mr. Traub married Martha Jenkins of Waverly in 1938. He was a member of the Cornell Alumni Association of Hotel Schools and of the Hotel Association. Besides his wife he leaves his mother of Deansboro, a sister, Mrs. Hazel MacDonald, Deansboro; two brothers, Karl W. Traub, Niagara Falls, and Edward H. Traub, Fayetteville. (In 1929, George's mother-in-law, Mrs. Ada Belle Jenkins, founded and ran the Jenkins Inn at 202 Chemung st. Waverly, NY. Mrs. Jenkins retired from the business in 1943.  George's wife, Martha, daughter of Ada Belle, also managed and operated the Jenkins Inn until the Traub's, George and Martha, sold it in 1946.)

March 9, 1966 The Evening Times: … Board member Alfred Walden stated that he had reports that the car was being used excessively and Robert Callison noted that the police are allowing 15 miles and hour over the speed limit. Max Dixon remarked that the police car is parked often east of Waverly on Route …(Robert and Vera Callison were the owners of 208 Chemung St. Waverly, NY from 1958 - 1970.)

April 1, 1966 The Binghamton Press: Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Lougher of Waverly announce the engagement of their daughter, Roseanne, to Terry William Rich. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rich of Nichols are the parents of the prospective bride-groom. Employed by IBM Owego, the bride-elect was graduated from Waverly High School and attended Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital Nursing School. Mr. Rich, a graduate of Tioga Central High School, attended Purdue University and is serving in the U. S. Air Force in England. Wedding plans will be announced at a later date.

April 5, 1966 The Evening Times: Waverly Board (Continued from Page 1) water board, five years; Mrs. Florence Suffern, police clerk; Oliver Myer, acting mayor; Edgar Dixson, recreation commission; Mrs. Frances Hulett, registrar of vital statistics; Mrs. Anna Laux, assessor; Edgar Dixson, delegate to American Legion: Mayor McNancy, delegate to business group; Stephen Downs, delegate to library meetings. The special police officers and school guards were all reappointed. Members of the village board on committees with the chairman listed first are as follows: Fire. Henry Laman, Stephen Downs, Edgar Dixson; Police, Mayor McNancy, Oliver Myer, Laman; Street, Myer, Laman. Alfred Walden: Finance, Downs, Robert Callison, Walden; Sewage, Walden, Callison, Dixson; Lights and Buildings, Callison, Myer, Downs; Study Progress, Laman, Callison, Downs; Public Safety, McNaney, Laman, Myer. The regular meeting of the board will be held Tuesday evening, April 12, at 8 o clock and every second Tuesday of each month.

July 11, 1966 The Evening Times: Nice upstairs four rooms furnished. Hot water. Zoned heat. Tub-shower. Garage. Cable. Deck. 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

From 1967 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Kenneth Draper and Pine Paul; at 208 Chemung Street - Robert Callison (owner), Clifford Johnson, Donald Johnson, Walter Kintz, Jos. W. Jr. Knapp, Dale Wright; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Cora L. Bingham

May 5, 1967 The Evening Times: Desirable upstairs four rooms, tub-shower, garage, cable, range, refrigerator, zoned heat furnished. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly. 565-9117.

March 4, 1968 The Evening Times: Nice modern furnished 4 upstairs rooms. Hot water, zoned heat, tub-shower. Garage. Cable. Porch. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly 565-9117

March 11, 1968 The Evening Times: Evans Funeral To Be Wednesday. Funeral services for Henry G. Evans, 537 Chemung St., Waverly, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Mr. Evans died last Friday afternoon in Leesburg, Fla., where he was visiting his son. Rev. Clifford Bammesberger, pastor of the Waverly Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.

March 14, 1968 The Evening Times: Henry G. Evans Funeral Is Held. Funeral services for Henry G. Evans, 537 Chemung St., Waverly, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Rev. Clifford Bammesberger, pastor of the Waverly Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

From 1969 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Vivian Vose and Ethel Geiger; at 208 Chemung Street - Robt. Callison (owner), Robt. B. Lutz, Richd. E. Jr. Coleman, Walter L. Kintz, Eug. Friel, Kenneth Whitbeck; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - Cora L. Bingham

July 3, 1969 & July 25, 1969 The Evening Times: Nice upper furnished four rooms. Tub-shower, garage, cable, zoned heat, 208 Chemung Street. Waverly 565-9117

July 13, 1969 The Sunday Press Binghamton, N. Y.: Great Moment Coming by Dave Beal. Only a few truly great moments come in the lifetime of most individuals. The time is coming, though, in homes across the Southern Tier. The moment is coming somtime in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, July 21, when - if all goes as planned - Astronauts Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong will become the first men to set foot on the moon.... And when the pictures come back into the living room of the split level home at 14 Corbin Street, Owego, the moment will have come for Reuben E. Long and his family. Mr. Long has worked since 1961 as manager for the Saturn rocket program at IBM-Owego. More than $80,000,000 in work has gone to the Owego facility to design and build computers, adapters and switch selectors for the Saturn, the rocket set to hurl the astronauts moonward at 7:32 a. m. Wednesday. Will Mr. Long be watching for the first glimpse of man on the moon? "You bet I will," he said. Will his three girls be up in the middle of the night, sharing his moment? The rocket program manager paused for an instant, wondering about 3 a. m. hours for 6-year-old Kathy Long, then declared: "Yes, they will." Celeste, 9, Vickie, 11, and Mrs. Long will be up at that unlikely hour, cheering for Reuben Long even harder than for the astronauts. (In 1960, he was living in one of the apartments at 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY.)

July 26, 1969 The Evening Times: NICE upper furnished four rooms, tub-shower, garage, cable, zoned heat. 208 Chemung Street, Waverly.

October 7, 1969 Binghamton Press, N.Y.: State Calls For Waverly Razing Bids. The state Department of Transportation will open bids Nov. 13 at Albany on the demolition of 110 buildings in the Village of Waverly to make way for the construction of the Route 17 Expressway. The Lane Construction Corp. of Meriden, Conn., is bulding 3.3 miles of the expressway in Waverly and the Town of Chemung. The state has still to let the contract for the construction of the segment from Nichols to Waverly. The 110 buildings, include garages, sheds and barns, according to the transportation department's district office at Hornell.

July 10, 1970, was sold on land contract by Vera C. Callison to Richard Morris

Richard Morris was born and raised in Wyalusing, PA . He joined the army in June of 1955 and finished in 1958. While serving in the army, he was cook, truck driver, and worked in artillery. In 1958, he went to work for a construction company and helped, along with his father, to build the Towanda Hospital in Towanda PA. Richard held various jobs through out his working career before becoming self-employed: riveter for Piper Aircraft in Lockhaven, PA, riveter for Schweizer Aircraft in Horseheads, NY, A & P grocery store in candy and shipping, produce manager for Acme grocery store in Waverly, NY (current “Jolly Farmer” building), worked on military jeep bodies at Twin Coach in Waverly, NY (about 1962), and worked on picture tubes at Westinghouse at Horsheads, NY. In the 1960’s, he bought his first “Mr. Softee” ice-cream truck. Soon afterwards, he purchased another for his wife, Ruth, to operate. Later, their ice-cream business was changed to D&R, for Dick and Ruth. The locals still call him, “Mr. Softee” and Ruth “Mrs. Softee,” names that have stayed with them thru the years. Richard and Ruth raised 4 children; Amy, Herbert, Jon, and Wendy. Dick and Ruth also owned and operated the D&R ice-cream stand in Athens, PA for over 25 years until the flood of 2011, which then they decided to sell the stand in Athens. Richard still had one D&R ice-cream truck in operation until about 2018. Thru his years of self employment he also owned and operated laundromats in Athens and Sayre, PA, a gas station in Athens, PA, and several rental homes/apartment houses in the valley. In 1980 he purchased “Vans” gas station in Sayre, PA and named it “Dick’s Auto.” For many years he sold auto parts, gas and kerosene. He also repaired kerosene heaters and sold, changed and fixed tires. In 2011, he quit selling gas. He currently, in 2021, continues to sell, change and fix tires at Dick’s Auto on Elmira Street in Sayre, PA. He is known around the valley, as was Samuel Slaughter, as truly “the poor man’s friend.” He has a history of being very generous and sympathetic to the many people of this valley area who have asked for his help through out the years. He enjoys watching our progress on the restoration of Zehr Estate. “Dad” is a frequent visitor and offers his help and advice, which we are appreciative of. Richard is very happy to be able to see the restoration of this property, something he had always wanted to see done, the preservation of this magnificent piece of history. The "Dick's Auto" property is currently listed for sale in 2021. Retirement is in the near future for Richard Morris. (This writing up to date as of July 2021.)

June 9, 1971 Waverly Advocate: Twelve Buildings in Ruins. Twenty-five Business Places Destroyed. Loss $80,000. Insurance $54,000. … At 6:30 fire was discovered in the second story of Shipmans grocery store, corner Broad and Waverly streets. … the block of Dr. Harnden, adjoining Shipmans’ on Waverly street, was saved, but the fire soon communicated with Myers & Langford’s Hotel and Restaurant on the west. …the flames communicated with Gilbert’s large wooden building, adjoining Myers & Langford, and soon enveloped it in flames. Then it reached the Cooly building, now owned by Mrs. Perry Weatherly; thence it fired the Central House, Fred M. Sutton proprietor, and soon laid it in ashes. … All these buildings were united in one continuous wooden block, and the firemen and citizens were powerless to save any of them. When the Gilbert block was burning the most fiercely the flames reached across Broad street and fired the small wooden stores on that side. … The Corning saloon owned by J. W. Buley, adjoining the Spaulding block, was destroyed; and although the heat was intended at this point this brick block, without the aid of water resisted the fury of the fire, and saved the property east of that point. Adjoining this saloon on the west was G. W. Chaffee’s building, which was soon wiped out … Henry Shriver’s grocery store next followed; then A. S. Mutt’s building; from thence the fire reached Mrs. Laura S. Bush’s building, occupied by W. R. Baker & Co., grocers; next in order came Mrs. W. H. Spaulding’s millinery store. Here the strong brick walls of the Waverly National Bank successfully resisted the further spread of the fire. … The origin of the fire is a matter of conjecture. Shipman says some of the brakemen on a strike threatened him injury during the night in consequence of the part taken by him to assist the passage of trains at this place, and thinks they may have carried their threats into execution by firing his store, but the late hour at which the fire occurred seems to be against this hypothesis. We incline to the opinion it was the result of accident from burning the papers and other accumulations in the store immediately preceding the fire.

June 25, 1971 The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn, NY: Mrs. Blanche Moffat dies unexpectedly. Mrs. Blanche E. Moffat died unexpectedly this morning at her home. She was a native of Elkland, Pa, and grew up in Waverly. She lived in Ithaca from 1947 to 1963 before moving to Red Creek. Mrs. Moffet was a member of the Christian Mission Alliance Church, Ithaca. She was the widow of George E. Moffat who died in 1962. She is survived by a son, George J. Moffat of Hammond; a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Esther) Hill of Red Creek; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Jewell Funeral Home, Cato at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. The Rev. Oscar Bate of the Sunnyside Community Church, North Rose will officiate. There will be no calling hours. (Blanche was the daughter of Gabriel and Mabel Evans and lived in the octagon home at 7 Athens Street in the early 1900's.)

From 1972 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 9 Athens Street - Chas. B. Rimbey and vacant; at 208 Chemung Street - Robt. Callison, Eric Boehm, Jas. R. Smiley, Walter L. Kintz, Randy Benjamin, Michl. E. Foster; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - vacant

January 31, 1973 The Evening Times: Robert Callison, Former I-R Employee, Dies. Robert G. Callison, 78, of 208 Chemung St., Waverly, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30, 1973 after an extended illness. Born in Bowser, Texas, he attended schools in Texas. He moved to Arizona in 1912 and attended the Phelps-Dodge Mining Corporation School in Bisbee, Ariz. and became a mining engineer. He was a veteran of World War I and later graduated from the EL Paso School of Mines after which he joined the Ingersoll-Rand at El Paso. He was transferred to the Athens Plant where he joined the sales force. He later was sent to Mexico City and Central America for the Ingersoll Rand and joined the New York, Honduras and Rosario Mining Co. in Honduras, Central America. In 1926, he left Honduras and returned to Athens where he married Vera F. Carpenter. After their marriage he went to the Northern Peru Mining and Smelting Corp. He later returned to the United States and the Phelps-Dodge Corp. in Arizona. Mr. Callison then went into business for himself as an oil distributor in New York. He later managed the El Dorado Mining in El Salvador. After liquidating the El Salvador and New York Honduras and Rosario Mining Co. he returned to Waverly in 1957. Mr. Callison had resided in Waverly and operated an apartment complex ever since and for a period of time was employed by Fraley's Garage in Athens. He was a member of Waverly Lodge No. 407, F. and A.M., and in June of 1970 received the 50-year pin. He was a past commander; of the American Legion in Bisbee, Arizona, having served in 1943 and in 1944. He was also a village trustee in Waverly for several terms. Surviving are his wife, Vera; two sons, William L. Callison of Cabot, Vt. and Gordon M. Callison of Waverly; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Thursday from 2 to 4 and, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Harry R. Burnard, pastor of the Capitol Assembly of God Church in Waverly, will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

From 1974 Directory of Athens, Sayre, & Waverly: at 7 Athens Street - Eliz. Alamo; at 9 Athens Street - vacant and vacant; at 208 Chemung Street - Vera C. Callison, Eric Boehm, Albert Orso, Walter Kintz, Randy Benjamin, Michl D. Foster; at 208 1/2 Chemung Street - vacant

February 19, 1974 Cortland Standard: Iron Kettle Inn, Tioga County Landmark, Burns. Waverly, N.Y. (AP) - Fire destroyed the Iron Kettle Inn, a landmark in this Tioga County community, despite the efforts of firemen from three companies Monday night. Firemen said the restaurant and motel complex had been closed for the winter and no one was inside. The cause was under investigation.

May 8, 1974 Landmarks Of Progress Tioga Co. Gazette & Times: There is no better way of knowing what went on in the past and comparing it with the present than to visualize the past through the landmarks of bygone generations which are still with us. Landmarks show us specifically whether or not we have progressed. Today with a broad emphasis on the old and a concerted effort to preserve what was, landmarks are appealing to both young and old. Throughout this 1974 Progress Edition we have pictured and described landmarks which are prominent in Tioga County, landmarks which show how people lived generations ago, landmarks which bring to light the past and help us to enjoy the present, landmarks which are the foundations of the things we cherish most today. Landmarks are more than just material things. They included the traditions of the past; in fact some of them are more noted because they are drenched in tradition rather than being some old but cherished building or site. Those landmarks which we can still visit reveal to us the traditions and the philosophies of the past as well as exhibiting for us the way life once was.

Three homes from Waverly were pictured in this Progress Edition; Ours being one of them, 208 Chemung st., 416 Chemung st. and 535 Chemung st.

October 10, 1974 Redo land contract (for 208 Chemung st., which included 208 1/2 Chemung st. and 9 Athens st.) since Robert Callison had died.
Oct. 8, 1976 Vera C. Coveney formerly Vera C. Callison to Richard H. Morris and Ruth M. Morris

March 2, 1979 William J. Rynone and D. Scott Jewell, take over ownership of 208 Chemung st. property to March of 1982, when Richard and Ruth Morris take back ownership.

Aug. 12, 1979 Elmira Star Gazette - Waverly - On a Sunday like this many years ago you could motor up to the Mountain Top Restaurant on Waverly Hill and buy a complete chicken dinner for $1 and get coffee for a nickel extra. Only a yellowing menu proclaiming the spot as "The Most Beautiful View in Eastern U.S.A." remains as evidence to more than 40 years of operation. Fire, set by area volunteers Saturday, destroyed the rambling four-story cliffside building. Many of the firefighters present recalled having eaten there before it closed in 1971. The front of the menu displays an oil painting of the exterior with the Chemung River forming a horseshoe in the valley below. On the back cover, a photograph of a modern soda fountain and booth dining area is printed. Club steak at $1.50 with potatoes, vegetables, bread and butter was the most expensive meal in the undated menu. A sausage, bacon, egg and wheat cake breakfast sold for 60 cents. For the gourmet, there were shrimp salads for 70 cents. The highest priced sandwich was a bacon, lettuce and tomato at 40 cents. For 20 cents, a soup appetizer or chicken and noodle or homemade vegetable was available. Sodas were 15 cents and a double dip Fro-Joy cone was only a dime. Sundaes sold for 20 cents and a malted milk was in vogue. The landmark may smolder several days before all embers die out. With trees grown up around the structure since it was abandoned eight years ago, travelers on Rt. 17C had a poor summer view of the valley. The fire took care of that. "Now you can see for miles," quipped a young volunteer.

September 13, 1979 The Lima Recorder, N.Y.: No Gasoline Problem. See New York State in the Fall. If you have delayed a vacation trip this year while concerned about the gasoline situation, the Finger Lakes Association suggests you delay no longer. The association says there are no major gasoline problems in the 14-county region of New York state which it serves and its friendly people invite you to visit in the autumn months ahead. ... In addition to the attractions of the region, many special events are scheduled during the fall. These include Palmyra Canal Days, Sept. 13-16; Waverly's 125th birthday party, Sept. 19-25; Naples Music and Art Festival, Sept. 22 and 23; and a fall festival in Jordan, Sept. 27-29. The Toyota Grand Prix of the U. S. will be run in Watkins Glen on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. ...

March 7, 1980 Daytona Morning Beach Journal: Edwin Knapp. Edwin M. Knapp, 73, 1288 Monticello Drive, Colonial Colony South, who served as vice president in charge of sales for the dog food division of Kasco Mills in Waverly, N. Y., before retiring and moving here in 1960, died Wednesday at Halifax Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Knapp was born in Waverly and was a 1927 graduate of Dartmouth College. He and his wife, the former Lucia Crowell of Elmira, N. Y., celebrated their 50th anniversary in July. He also served as vice president in charge of sales at the Corn Products International in New York City. An avid sportsman, he was golf champion five times at Shepard Hills Country Club in Waverly and a noted field trial handler and judge of English setters and pointer hunting dogs. He was a member of the Daytona Beach Golf and Country Club where he served as secretary to vice president of the Men's Golf Assn. from 1960 to 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp owned and operated the Knapp Apartments at 615 S. Grandview Ave. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and treasurer for seven years. Survivors other than his widow, include one sister, Mrs. Elnora Boyle, a frequent visitor from Layvette, Calif. There will be no local service. Volusia County Cremation is in charge. (Edwin Knapp was Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp's nephew. Edwin and Lucy Knapp lived at 208 Chemung st. in Mrs. Gertrude Knapp's home in the 1930's. They also gave dance lessons on the third floor of the home.)

March 17, 1980 Fire broke out in the old Knapp's Department Store at the corner of Broad and Fulton Streets. The 104 year old brass and cast iron town clock was destroyed. Azariah J. Vanatta had designed and built the town clock building, same builder of our Zehr Estate. Now on the corner of Broad and Waverly Streets, is a park with a replica of the clock. Most of the replica clock was constructed by Lester Marshall, James Manning, Robert Merrill and Mike Volechenisky. The carvings on the wooden housing and the slate shingles were reproduced. They decided to paint it a dark green. The clock was officially started by Mayor Daniel Leary in 1980.

March 2, 1982 William J. Rynone and D. Scott Jewell, ownership of the 208 Chemung st. property, which included 208 1/2 Chemung st. and 9 Athens st., back to Richard H. Morris and Ruth M. Morris.

1984 summer, 50th Class reunion for Waverly class of 1934: Miss Charlotte Knapp 5162 E. Florence No. 2 Bell , California 90201 Graduate of Cornell University in 1938. Worked for College of Engineering (CU) as secretary. Moved to California in late 1950's - did secretarial work. Retired - ("I am still single, and like the rest of us getting old.") Charlotte stopped by her former estate and saw Brad painting on the main house in that summer of 1984. It was her last visit. Brad and I were living on the third floor east apartment at that time, while I was attending RPH school of Nursing. Brad just happened to be doing odd jobs for my father who owned the apartment building. Brad often wishes he could go back in time and ask Charlotte questions and ask about the history of her family and former home. Back then, Brad didn't know who she was, that she was Samuel Slaughter's granddaughter, who was born and raised on the estate.

On Feb. 7, 1985 Charlotte S. Knapp died in Bell, Los Angeles, CA, 69 years of age.

September 1985 Cornell alumni news: Alumni Deaths... ‘38 BA - Charlotte S. Knapp of Bell, Cal., Feb 7, 1985. Delta Gamma.

June 9, 1988, Virginia VanAtta, grandaughter of A. VanAtta died. "Mother" b. 1893 Died, West Hartford, Conn.

1989 - 1994, at 337 Broad Street, Carmella's Italian Restaurant (from Don Merrill's collection)

Jan. 18, 1992 Mary I. Fralick died.

Mary I. Fralick, 95, of Hialeah, FL, died Saturday, January 18, 1992 in Florida. Born in Bradford County on February 15, 1896, she was the daughter of Perry and Mary Huff Elsbree. She was a 1912 graduate of East Smithfield High School. She and her first husband, Loron Pierce, operated the Marilorn Motel in Waverly for several years. She moved to Florida in 1962 with her second husband, Ralph Fralick. He also predeceased her. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews including: Hilda Barrett, Flagler Beach, FL; Charles Elsbree, Columbia Cross Roads; George Elsbree, Troy; Esther Everts, Troy; Dorothy Hickok, Tamarac, FL; Gene Pierce, Waverly; William Elsbree, Vestal; Gail Haskell, Owego. Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on January 22 (2 pm) with the Rev. James W. Barrett officiating and burial to be in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992) http://www.joycetice.com/obitcemb/tpobite.htm

Mary Fralick had owned the 208 Chemung street Waverly, NY apartment complex from 1945 to 1958.

1993 - 1994, at 337 Broad Street, Robert Colins, Real Estate, and sometime later a book store, then remained empty for awhile, til 2005 (from Don Merrill's collection)

September 15, 1995 Vera Callison Coveney died. (b. March 10, 1900) Vera Callison, along with her first husband, had owned the 208 Chemung st. apartment complex from 1958 - 1970.

2002, Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 

2005 - around 2012, at 337 Broad Street, Phoenix Kid's Cafe of Cornell Cooperative Extension

February 1, 2010 We, Amy and Brad Zehr, take over the 208 Chemung st. property (including 208 1/2 Chemung st. and 9 Athens st.), per verbal agreement with Richard H. Morris, while waiting for the official signing.

March 17, 2010, The Closing! We officially own 208 and 208 1/2 Chemung St. with 9 Athens St. all in Waverly, NY. We name it the "Zehr Estate"

Brad was born and raised on the edge of the Adirondack’s in Lowville, NY. He grew up on a dairy farm. Brad worked for a carpentry crew during his school years and also had a great uncle who taught him fine woodworking skills. Amy and Brad met during their college years at Alfred, NY. Brad built a home in Athens, PA where he and Amy raised their two children. In the past, Brad has worked as a research lab technician for the Guthrie Foundation of Research in Sayre, PA, as an analytical chemist at Osram Sylvania in Towanda, PA, and in marketing at Guthrie in Sayre, PA. He was employed at the Guthrie for about 27 years, when he was "let go" in June of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, along with 199 others who were let go. He is currently (as of the time of this updating in July 2021) employed at Granite Works in Waverly, NY. Brad is also self-employed, zehr.net, website related services. Amy was employed in the past as a registered nurse on a medical/surgical floor for the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA and also as a Charge Nurse for the Sayre House, in Sayre, PA. Amy later chose to be a “stay at home Mom” and also to homeschool their children. Though no longer working as a registered nurse, she continues to keep her RN license current, but is spending her time working on this property’s revitalization and research along with doing the same with their Lewistown, PA property. Brad and Amy are also among the founding members of the Waverly Historical Society and are board members of the Society.

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November 16, 2010 posted on internet site by Patti Martin. Her mother-in-law collected old Bibles and had this one: "Looking for descendants of a Catheline Middagh who was born 25 April/6 May 1734. I have a Dutch New Testament & Psalms in which she wrote her name, Catheline Middagh Her Book, and the above birthday as hers. Several other names mentioned in notes in the Bible are George W. Albertson of Rochester MI and Mr. A. J. Van Atta of Waverly NY as well as a label from his son John C. Van Atta a druggist in Waverly NY. In pencil inside the back cover is written in cursive William Smith (looks as though it was a child practicing)." Patti Martin is looking for any living family members to get it back to them. Ofcourse, we too, are looking for any living descendants of any of the people involved with the history of 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY. Azariah J. VanAtta was the designer and builder of 208 Chemung st. Waverly, NY.

August 14, 2011 The Daily Review, BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN (STAFF WRITER): Hundreds attend Bears on Broad Street festival in Waverly. WAVERLY, N.Y. -...
And two homes with historical interest in Waverly were opened up to the public for tours.
It was all part of a two-day festival in Waverly called Bears on Broad Street.
The additional activities include hayrides, a dunking booth, tours of Don Merrill's extensive collection of Waverly memorabilia, a dance performance by the Studio J school, a block party and youth dance at the Waverly Methodist Church, and tours of the Palmer House and Zehr Estate, both of which are of historical interest, Twigg said.

November 8, 2011 Morning Times Serving the Twin Tiers since 1891: "Rebuilding History" By Kristy Westbrook Staff Writer. Waverly -...Over 150 years later, Amy and Brad Zehr are taking a step back in time as they re-build the Victorian; Eastlake and Gothic-style estate ...Present Day. Amy and Brad Zehr bought the home in 2010 from Amy's father and have been restoring the estate ever since....

February 29, 2012 The Daily Review, Towanda, PA: Code Officers Welcomed {by Amanda Renko (Staff Writer)}Waverly village trustees Tuesday welcomed two recently hired members of its code enforcement team. Code enforcement officer Mike LeRose and assistant code enforcement officer Bob Chisari gave a presentation to trustees Tuesday at their workshop meeting on their new roles. ...During the meeting, McDuffee commended the work of village residents Brad and Amy Zehr, who continue to work on restoring the Chemung Street house they purchased in 2010. The property consists of a large main house, a stable and a carriage house on Athens Street. Brad Zehr told trustees that they have had "lots of good comments" on the restoration, with many residents following the house's progress. The Zehrs eventually plan on hosting bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations at the house.

June 3, 2012 The New York Times by John F. Burns: LONDON - Braving a day of bone-chilling, rain-dampened weather, a crowd estimated by the police at more than a million people lined the banks of the Thames on Sunday to acclaim Queen Elizabeth II as she marked 60 years on the throne with a royal river pageant of a kind last seen 350 years ago. The stirring flotilla of a thousand boats, the highlight of a four-day holiday to celebrate the monarch's diamond jubilee, combined with the familiar miseries of the British climate to produce a vignette that some embraced as a demonstration in minor key of the character of Elizabeth's reign: unflappable steadiness.... Britain's only other diamond jubilee for a monarch was relatively recent. In 1897, Elizabeth's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, then 78, achieved the landmark. But Victoria was frail and reclusive then, and sent her son, the future Edward VII, to represent her at a review of a fleet of British warships at Spithead on the English Channel coast. The differing style of the two jubilees reflected the changes in Britain itself, from a global empire in Victoria's time to a medium-sized power now, struggling to find a comfortable role for itself between its ties with the Continent and its alliance with the United States....

February 2013, 337 Broad Street - the former "Corner Drug Store" from Samuel Slaughter's life time, now has a "for rent" sign

February 2015, 337 Broad Street is for sale. The former "Corner Drug Store" from Samuel Slaughter's life time

2015 The Waverly Historical Society has formed

We purchased 7 Athens street on January 17, 2017 from John O'Hara living in Farmingdale, NJ and his mother Isabelle O'Hara living in Sun City, AZ., Co-Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Alamo, a/k/a M. Elizabeth Alamo, late of 7 Athens street, Waverly, NY. With the purchase of this property, 67 years later, Amy and Brad Zehr have put back together the original Samuel Wickham Slaughter and Charlotte Wells Slaughter estate, and will keep the history of this former "Alamo" home at 7 Athens street alive.

In 2018, we are continuing with painting on the exterior of the main house, Enchanting East Empress. In previous summers, we worked on restoration of windows, rotted wood, ornamentation, porch work ...

Summer of 2020, we plan to continue with painting exteriors of bungalow and main house, and as always, weather depending.

July 26, 2021 Summary Update - Revitalization In Progress Of One Of Waverly’s Victorian Homes.

Amy and Brad Zehr, proud owners of a Victorian Eastlake and Gothic looking style estate at 208 Chemung St. Waverly, NY, are continuing their revitalization of “Zehr Estate.” The Zehr’s purchased the 208 Chemung st. property, which includes 208 1/2 Chemung street and 9 Athens street, in March of 2010 and purchased the 7 Athens street property in January of 2017. Their purchase of 7 Athens street re-joined the original Samuel Slaughter’s estate.

Zehr Estate consists of: the “mansion” at 208 Chemung street, the former home of Mr. and  Mrs. Samuel Wickham Slaughter of 1873, which had been rebuilt at that time for them as a wedding gift from Dewitt Slaughter, Samuel’s father; the former outbuilding, with its circa 1945 attached garages, at 208 1/2 Chemung street; the former carriage house at 9 Athens street, which was converted into two apartments circa 1945; and the ranch style home, which was built in 1950, at 7 Athens street. This estate, in the later half of the 1800’s, was once home to one of Waverly’s successful businessmen and “leader in the commercial life of Waverly”, Samuel Wickham Slaughter. Prior to the Slaughter family owning the property, there was a blacksmith shop (pre-1833) owned by Elder Aaron Jackson, on the current site of the main house. Also pre-1853 to 1877, there was an octagon home just to the west of the main house. The octagon home was purchased by Samuel Slaughter in 1877 and in 1879 he had the octagon home moved down, just around the corner from his home, to 7 Athens street. The octagon home was used as rental income.  Sometime around 1933-1945, the octagon house was no longer standing. In 1950, Mary Fralick, who purchased the estate from Samuel’s daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp, sold off part of the property, a building lot at 7 Athens street, to Mary Alamo, who had the current home at 7 Athens street built. 

Samuel Slaughter came to Waverly in 1857 with his father’s family. They purchased the portion of the property where the main house stands and at that time, the home was rectangular in shape, which was sold to them by Thomas J. Brooks. When the Slaughter family came to Waverly, Dewitt Slaughter and his wife, Caroline, along with their children, Samuel and Antonette all lived in the former Brooks’ rectangular shaped home. Antonette “Nettie” and Samuel “Wickham” Slaughter were on the first roll call of the newly opened Waverly Institute, which was on the site of today’s Muldoon Gardens. Dewitt Slaughter was a retired farmer from Orange county, NY. Dewitt served Waverly as a trustee in 1864. 

Dewitt built onto the former Brooks’ home and by 1869 the home had the foundation layout as it does today.

Samuel Slaughter married Charlotte Wells in 1873. Samuel was a druggist and owned and operated the “corner drug store”, at 337 Broad street Waverly, NY, for more than 30 years. Samuel and Charlotte had one child, a daughter, Mary Gertrude Slaughter, born in 1890. Mary later went by her middle name, Gertrude. In 1915, Gertrude married George Brinker Knapp, son of Joseph Warren Knapp and Frances E. Durkee Knapp, proprietors at that time of J. W. Knapp & Son on the corner of Broad and Fulton streets in Waverly. George and Gertrude had one child, a daughter, Charlotte Slaughter Knapp born in 1916. The home had been occupied by four generations of this Slaughter/Knapp family for about 88 years. After Gertrude’s husband died in 1927, Gertrude or “Gertie” began to rent out parts of her home to family and or friends, turning parts of her home into two separate apartments besides her own living space. We have learned that the third floor of the home was originally a ball room for dancing and that it was after 1945 that the ball room was converted into two apartments. We have come to a conclusion that the parts of the home that Mrs. Gertrude Knapp converted into apartments must have been what was later known as 1 West and even later as apartment two and 2 West which later was known as apartment 4. It’s very possible those are the two apartments that she rented out to friends and family while she lived in what was later known as apartments 1 East and later known as apartment 1 and 2 East which later was known as apartment 3, leaving her with half of the home. Then in 1945, Mrs. Gertrude Slaughter Knapp sold her family estate to Mary I. Fralick who turned all of the estate into an apartment complex. Mary Fralick and her first husband, Loren Pierce, had operated the Marilorn Motel in Waverly for several years. Mary Fralick later moved to Florida with her second husband, Ralph Fralick.

Mary Fralick lived in her apartment complex and owned the property from 1945 to 1958, when she sold the apartment complex to Robert and Vera Callison. The Callison’s owned the property from 1958 to 1970 when they sold the property to Richard and Ruth Morris, Amy’s parents.

The estate had been an apartment complex for 65 years, until Amy and Brad Zehr purchased it from Amy’s father, Richard Morris, in 2010. The Zehr’s have been working on the revitalization process since they took ownership. The former carriage house at 9 Athens street, “Whimsical Haven” of Zehr Estate, is now painted in regal plum, by Amy and Brad. The former stables or possibly a blacksmith’s quarters at 208 1/2 Chemung street, with the circa 1945 addition of garages which the Zehr’s turned into storage space, “the cottage” named “Alluring Artiste” of Zehr Estate is now painted in crabapple wine by Amy and Brad. The home at 7 Athens street, “the bungalow” named “Blissful Haven” of Zehr Estate is almost finished in the court slate.The main house at 208 Chemung street, “Enchanting East Empress” of Zehr Estate is still in the process of being painted by Amy and Brad with 3 main colors being regal plum, crabapple wine and slate court with several accent colors making the main house with 10 colors in all.  They are considering numerous possibilities for the future of Zehr Estate such as guided tours, rental space for small-scale special events, gatherings and meetings, special theme educational/hobby getaways, and teas. At this point in time, the future of Zehr Estate’s possibilities are endless. For now and the next several years, they will continue with the restoration / revitalization process.

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