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Waverly, NY, Former Octagon House Part Two

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The Evans family outside the octagon home around 1906, when the octagon home was at 7 Athens street, photo courtesy of an Evans' family descendant:
The Evans family; Mabel, Gabriel, Henry, Blanche and Esther, who lived in one side of the octagon home at 7 Athens street, rented it from the Slaughter family.

May 8, 1885 The Waverly Advocate - Mrs. A. J. Eastabrooks, of Towanda, is visiting her niece, Mrs. H. W. Gore, Athens street. (The Gore’s were living at 7 Athens street, renting one half of the home from Samuel W. Slaughter of 208 Chemung street.)

1887-1888 Directory- Charles E. Scott, working at Loyal Sock Coal at 256 Broad st., lived in the octagon home along with Harry W. Gore, a drug clerk.

Charles E. Scott was born in Binghamton, NY in 1846.
He married Georgianna Pennypacker, born in Towanda, PA.
1880 census - 190 Fourth street, Towanda, Pa - Chas. E. Scott 35 yo., clerk in store; wife Georgianna 33 yo.; daughter Effie 6 yo.; son Clarence 3 yo.; daughter Fannie 1 yo.; sister Fannie Scott 18 yo.
The Scott’s came to Waverly around 1885.
August 6, 1887 The Waverly Free Press: Charles E. Scott has bought the coal yard here, and will run it in connection with his yard below Waverly. All orders left with C. E. Clock at the depot will receive prompt attention. We are sorry to lose Mr. Campbell, as we have found him a gentleman in every way.
Circa 1888 Waverly Free Press - The coal office of Charles E. Scott, on Bradford street near the Pa. & N. Y. railroad crossing, was broken open on Sunday night, and a suit of work clothes, towel, soap and other articles were stolen.
Oct. 17, 1891 Elmira Star Gazette - Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Scott and family of this place are in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Scott’s father, Amos Pennypacker, a highly respected citizen of Towanda who died on Wednesday.
Jan. 23, 1897 Waverly Free Press - Charles Ezra Scott Dealer In Scranton And Loyalsock Coal
1900 census - 438 Pennsylvania ave. Waverly, NY - Charles E. Scott 55 yo., coal dealer; wife Georgiana Scott 52 yo.; daughter Effie L. Scott 26 yo., school librarian; son Clarence S. Scott 23 yo., clerk at coal office; daughter Fanny Scott 21 yo., school teacher; lodge Jennie H. Pratt 31 yo., single, school teacher
Aug. 15, 1902 The Cayuta Advertiser - Waverly - Coal And Wood, Charles E. Scott, 427 Cayuta avenue.
Feb. 17, 1903 Elmira Star Gazette - Waverly - Charles E. Scott, a well known business man of Waverly, died at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home on Pennsylvania avenue at the age of fifty-six years, of heart trouble. Mr. Scott had been ill for some time and his death had been expected for the past week. He moved to Waverly eighteen years ago from Towanda. He was engaged extensively in the coal business and had offices in Waverly and in Sayre. He was an honorary member of Tioga Hose Company and for several years past has sung in the Presbyterian Church choir. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Misses Effie and Fannie, and one son, Clarence, all of whom reside at home; also his father, Charles W. Scott of Masonville, N. Y., and two sisters, Mrs. James H. Hoadley and Miss Ella Scott of New York city. (He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery.)
April 8, 1903 Waverly Free Press - Notice To Creditors. … having claims against Charles E. Scott, … deceased, … Georgiana Scott, executrix, etc., of the said deceased, at her residence on Pennsylvania avenue, …
The 1920 census has Clarence S. Scott 42 yo., mail carrier; sister Effie L. Scott 45 yo., librarian; and sister Fanny Scott 41 yo., clerical at N. P. L. insurance office; all at 440 Pennsylvania ave., owning the home.
The 1925 census has Effie 51 yo. librarian and Fannie Scott 45 yo. bookkeeper, at 440 Pennsylvania ave., Waverly, NY.
1940 census - owned home worth $5,000 at 440 Pennsylvania ave. - Effie Scott 66 yo., librarian at public school; sister Fannie Scott 61 yo.
Nov. 29, 1944 Watkins Express - Montour Falls, NY - Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Hand were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scott, Miss Effie and Miss Fannie Scott, of Waverly.
July 27, 1948 The Evening Times - Miss Effie Scott of 24 Orange street, Waverly, died yesterday afternoon at the Robert Packer hospital after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident. Miss Scott was well known in the Village having served for many years as Senior high school librarian. She was a member of the Waverly Presbyterian church. She is survived by her sister, Fanny, with whom she resided; one brother, Clarence of Waverly; and several cousins. … Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
July 28, 1948 The Evening Times - Funeral services for Miss Effie Scott of 24 Orange street, Waverly will be held from the Geer Funeral home, 462 Fulton street, Waverly, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. Robert MacAskill, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood cemetery
Jan. 26, 1953 Elmira Advertiser - Clarence S. Scott, 75, of 58 Pine St., Waverly, formerly of Towanda, Pa. A resident of Waverly for 68 years, Mr. Scott was a mail carrier there for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1940. He was a member and, for several years, a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ella Scott; sister, Miss Fanny Scott of Waverly; several cousins. … Private burial in the Glenwood Cemetery Mausoleum. …
March 13, 1961 The Evening Times - Fanny Scott, 82, formerly of Pennsylvania Ave., Waverly, died early this morning at the Riverview Nursing Home, Owego, following an extended illness. She was born in Towanda and was the sister of the late Effie and Clarence Scott. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly from 1901 to 1936. She was a graduate of Waverly High School, class of 1899. … Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

Harry W. Gore:
1880 census - Towanda, Main street, ? Motel House? Numerous people living in same building - Harry W. Gore 19 yo., clerk in drug store
Jan. 10, 1890 The Daily News, Athens, Pa. - Harry W. Gore, for several years past a clerk in VanAtta’s drug store (337 Broad street), Waverly, N. Y., resigned the position on the first of January to devote his time and attention to the International Fraternal Alliance.
April 29, 1904 The Prince George’s Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser - Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gore, of Athens, Pa., are visiting their son, Mr. Harry W. Gore, at the Farmers’ Hotel.
March 16, 1905 The Baltimore Sun - Mr. Harry W. Gore, owner of the Farmers’ Hotel, at Upper Marlboro, Md., was in the city yesterday and was greeted by many of his friends. Mr. Gore’s name has been mentioned with that of ex-Senator Clagett in connection with the nominations for the Legislature from Prince George’s county.
1910 census - Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s county, Maryland, on Main street, owned - Harry W. Gore 49 yo., proprietor of hotel; wife Hattie R. Gore 49 yo.; son Harrison R. Gore 24 yo., clerk electric rail road; boarder Nathaniel R. Coleman 22 yo., clerk at tobacco company; boarder Richard H. Sassier 74 yo.; servant Allen Low 16 yo., odd jobs; servant Nellie Bell 25 yo., hotel chambermaid
Dec. 2, 1910 The Prince George’s Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser - Miss Mary Gordon, of Towanda, Pa., is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Harry W. Gore.
June 29, 1913 Waverly Free Press - 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 Loel 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 besides 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.
From North American, Family Histories, Daughters of the American Revolution - 72233 - Mrs. Hattie Rodgers Gore - Born in Towanda, Pa. - wife of Harry Ward Gore. Descendant of James Wells and of Elijah Towner. Daughter of Samuel Willis Rodgers (1830-98) and Sophronia Pratt (1834-68), his 2nd wife, m. 1858. …
Sept. 8, 1916 The Prince George’s Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser - Mr. Harry W. Gore is visiting his old home Towanda, Pa., where he has many relatives and friends. During his ten days absence, Mrs. Gore is visiting at “Ingleside,” the home of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Clagett.
Aug. 12, 1921 The Prince George’s Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser - Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Gore have moved into their new bungalow and Mrs. J. Dom Bowling and family will move this week from “Strawberry Hill” into her new home recently purchased from Mrs. Gore.
Jan. 31, 1931 Evening Star - Harry W. Gore. On Friday, January 30, 1931, at his residence, Upper Marlboro, Md. Harry W. Gore, beloved husband of Harriet W. Gore. Funeral on Sunday, February 1, 1931, at 4 p.m., from Trinity Church, Upper Marlboro, Md. Interment Trinity Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.
Mrs. Harriet Rodgers Gore born in 1860, died on Dec. 8, 1949 and she is buried in same cemetery.

An 1888 Sanborn map shows the octagon house at present day 7 Athens Street
Sanborn map of 1888 Also shows the same on 1893, 1898, 1908, and 1914 maps

April 27, 1891 Daily Record Owego, NY: Miss Grace Woodruff, who has been the guest of Arra H. Ellis the past week, returned this morning to her home, No. 7 Athens street, Waverly.

1892: Emily Woodruff 42, yo.; son Ernest 18 yo.; daughter Grace O. 17 yo.; daughter Louise E. 15 yo.; daughter Mary E. 12 yo.; lived at 7 Athens street in one side of the octagon home. Family #2, Chas. E. Scott 47 yo. coal dealer; wife Georgiana 45 yo.; daughter Effa 18 yo.; daughter Blanche 15 yo.; daughter Fanny 14 yo., lived on the other side of octagon home. (Jacob Davis Woodruff {1842-1884} was a minister and Emily C. Hall {1849-1948} were the parents of Grace Woodruff, Olive Grace Woodruff. See above for info. on Charles E. Scott and family.

Woodruff Family:
Emily Caroline Hall Woodruff was born Nov. 8, 1849 in Spencer, NY. She died Nov. 14, 1948 in Caldwell, Essex county, New Jersey. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. She was the daughter of Harvey Smith Hall and Cornelia L. Hall.
1875 census - framed home worth $1,000 - Lebanon, Madison, NY - Oliver A. Benedict 50 yo., farmer; wife Mary I. Benedict 48 yo.; daughter Mary L. Benedict 21 yo.; daughter Lettie Benedict 15 yo.; son Gilbert Benedict 40 yo.; boarder Jacob D. Woodruff 33 yo., clergyman; boarder Emily Woodruff 25 yo.; Ernest H. Woodruff 7 months old
Grace Woodruff Peck born in 1876, died in 1972. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY.
1880 census - Little Valley, Cattaraugus, NY - Jacob D. Woodruff 38 yo., pastor & minister Cong. Ch.; wife Emily C. 30 yo.; son Earnest H. 5 yo.; daughter Olive G. 4 yo.; daughter Louisa 2 yo.; servant Sarah Heath 19 yo.
March 10, 1893 Sabetha Herald - A Woman Made a Pastor. Mrs. Emily C. Woodruff of Little Valley, N. Y., has been ordained as pastor of the Congregational church of that place. She has the honor of being the third woman ever ordained by that denomination in the state. She has been conducting services there ever since the death of her husband some months ago.
1900 census - renting in Caroline Town, Tompkins county, NY - Emily Woodruff 50 yo. widow, 4 children born with all living, preacher; daughter Grace O. Woodruff 23 yo., teacher in public school; daughter Louisa Woodruff 22 yo.
1910 census - Olean, Cattaraugus, NY - Earnest H. Woodruff 35 yo., married 7 years, lawyer; wife Minnie D. Woodruff 35 yo.; son Earnest H. Jr. 9 yo.; son J. Twamley about 1 year old; mother Emily C. Woodruff 60 yo., widow, clergy woman
Oct. 5, 1912 The Buffalo News - Olean Man Named For Atty. General By Prohibitionists. Ernest H. Woodruff, attorney-at-law, came to Olean from Little Valley four years ago. He was elected secretary of the Olean chamber of commerce two years ago and has filled that position since. He was instrumental in getting the Prohibition state convention for Olean and worked hard to make it a success. He was nominated by that convention for attorney-general of the state.
1940 census - renting on Bloomfield ave., Caldwell, Essex, NJ. - Mary C. Woodruff 65 yo. single, nurse and teacher at public school; mother Emily C. Woodruff 90 yo. (Both lived in same house in 1935.)
1940 census - Narbeth, Montgomery county, PA - same house in 1935 - Ross S. Peck 62 yo., mechanical engineer for construction company; wife (Olive Grace Woodruff) Grace Peck 60 yo.; grandson William La Venice 9 yo.; grandson John La Venice 6 yo.
Nov. 17, 1948 Times Herald - Rev. Emily C. Woodruff, former resident of Olean, died at her home at Chautauqua, N. Y. Saturday (November 13, 1948) after an illness of several months. She served pastorates in Congregational churches in Little Valley and Brookton, N. Y., also at North Adams, Mass., and Nelson, Ohio. She was in her ninety-ninth year when she died. She was well known in Olean where she resided for some time and was very active in WCTU and Sunday school work. She is survived by two daughters, Miss May (Mary) C. Woodruff and Mrs. Grace Peck of Caldwell, N. J.; one son, Ernest H. Woodruff, Olean RD 1; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Mayville, N. Y., Monday (November 15, 1948) at three o’clock. Burial was in the family plot at Spencer, N. Y.
1950 census - Hinsdale, Cattaraugus county, NY - Earnest H. Woodruff 48 yo., packing tile at tile company; son Jacob Woodruff 41 yo., farm hand
1972 - Grace Woodruff Peck died. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY

An 1893 Sanborn Map shows the octagon house at present day 7 Athens Street. This map is taken from loc.gov
1893 Sanborn map showing 202 to 208 Chemung street block

1895 directory - 7 Athens street Waverly, NY - 1. - Mrs. Alice Craver, music teacher, home; Mrs. Frances A. Tewksbury 2. - F. Eugene Hovey, switchman, home (buried in Forrest Home Cemetery, b. 1874, d. June 8, 1943)

Some information on Mrs. Alice Craver & Mrs. Frances A. Tewksbury:
1880 census - Brooklyn, Susquehanna county, PA - F. Tewksbury 57 yo., farmer; wife F. A. Tewksbury 53 yo.; daughter Alice Tewksbury 24 yo.; son E. P. Tewksbury 19 yo.; brother B. Y. Burch 30 yo., works on farm; sister H. E. Burch 28 yo.; L. Tewksbury 32 yo., farmer; wife Stella Tewksbury 31 yo.; son Glen A. S. Tewksbury; servant L. Crandall 24 yo., works on farm
May 6, 1888 - Franklin Tewksbury died, husband of Mrs. Frances A. Tewksbury. He was born Sept. 26, 1822 in PA. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna county, PA.
1895 Waverly directory - renting at 7 Athens street in the 2- family octagon home owned by Mrs. Charlotte Wells Slaughter of 208 Chemung street Waverly, NY, just up the street on the corner of Athens street and Chemung street; 1. Mrs. Alice Craver, music teacher and Mrs. Frances A. Tewksbury. The other side of the octagon home was rented by 2. F. Eugene Hovey, switchman
By 1897, there were two different families renting in the octagon house.
1900 census - renting at 426 Loder street Waverly, NY, Tioga county - Alice Craver 44 yo., widow; son Arthur W. Craver 15 yo.; daughter Louise Craver 13 yo.; mother Frances K. Tewksbury 73 yo.; boarder Henry A. Stanton 30 yo., wheelwright
1902 - Mrs. Alice Craver, 426 Loder street Waverly, NY
1910 census - Brooklyn, Susquehanna county, PA - Alice Craver 54 yo., dress maker on own account for private homes; mother Frances Tewksbury 83 yo.
Dec. 28, 1910 - Frances Amret Burch Tewksbury died. She was born July 1, 1826 in Chenango county, NY. She died in Brooklyn, Susquehanna county, PA and buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Her husband was Franklin Tewksbury. Frances and Franklin Tewksbury’s children were: Alice Tewksbury Craver (b.1855 - d.1922); Edson Powell Tewksbury (b.1860 - d.1933); and Lester Tewksbury (b.1848 - d.1923).
Jan. 12, 1911 The Montrose Democrat - Mrs. Franklin Tewksbury. The death of Mrs. Frances Tewksbury, widow of the late Franklin Tewksbury, occurred at her home in Brooklyn, Dec. 28, 1910. Had she lived until July 1st next she would have been 85 years old. She is survived by two sons, Lester Tewksbury, proprietor of the Tewksbury House, and Ed Tewksbury, of Apalachin, N. Y., and one daughter, Alice and two sisters, Mrs. Christopher Rogers, of Brooklyn, and Mrs. C. B. Watrous, of Binghamton, and two brothers, C. Y. Burch, of Tunkhannock, and M. G. Burch, of Waverly, N. Y.
1915 census - 228 Court street, Binghamton Ward 07 Broome county, NY - Alice Craver 60 yo.; daughter Louise F. Craver 28 yo., book keeper
July 31, 1919 News-Dispatch, Union, NY - Apalachin. Mrs. Alice Craver of Binghamton and daughter Louise and son Arthur of Oxford, O., are spending their vacation with Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Tewksbury.
1920 census - 228 Court street, Binghamton, NY - Alice Craver 65 yo., widow; son Arthur Craver 35 yo., professor at university; daughter Louise F. Craver 33 yo., no occupation
May 17, 1922 The Binghamton Press - Apalachin. Mrs. Edward Tewksbury visited Mrs. Alice Craver in Binghamton Friday.
Sept. 25, 1922 The Binghamton Press - Mrs. Alice Craver, 67 years old, died at 6:55 o’clock this morning, at her home, 96 Hawley street. She is survived by a son, Arthur W. Craver of Oxford, O.; a daughter, Miss Louise F. Craver of this city, and two brothers, Lester Tewksbury of Brooklyn, Pa., and Edson Tewksbury of Apalachin. The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Brooklyn, Pa.
Oct. 4, 1922 The Binghamton Press - Apalachin - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tewksbury attended the funeral in Binghamton and burial in Brooklyn, Pa., of Mrs. Alice Craver, Wednesday.
Sept. 8, 1923 - Louise Franklin Craver, 37 yo., of Binghamton, NY, married William S. Overton, 58 yo. physician surgeon of Binghamton, NY.
Nov. 8, 1923 The Montrose Democrat - Lester Tewksbury Died After A Long Illness. Lifelong Resident of Brooklyn Passed Away Monday Morning. For Many Years Successfully Conducted the Tewksbury House. Was Most Highly Regarded. The death of Lester Tewksbury occurred at this late home in “The Tewksbury House,” Brooklyn, Pa., Monday morning, Nov. 5, 1923. For many months Mr. Tewksbury had suffered from Bright’s disease and other complications. He inherited from his parental ancestors a remarkably sturdy constitution which withstood the demands upon it for a remarkable length of time, but at last the end came so peacefully that like a child he fell asleep and he was with his Maker. Lester Tewksbury was the son of Franklin Tewksbury, who was one of Brooklyn’s most progressive farmers and was born on the farm now owned by Charles and Herman H. Otto, about two miles north of the village of Brooklyn, March 26, 1848. Lester Tewksbury was one of the most active young men of the town in his day. March 24, 1875, he was united in marriage to Estella J. Bullard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bullard. Soon after he purchased the farm lately owned by his grandfather, David Tewksbury, adjoining his father’s farm, where his son, Glenn E. Tewksbury, now resides. He and his father were among the first men of this section to realize the importance of breeding thoroughbred Holstein cattle for the dairy and forty years ago Frank and Lester Tewksbury had a fine herd of holstein cattle. Lester Tewksbury and son have continued the business until the present time with great success. J. O. Bullard, father of Mrs. Estella J. Tewksbury, died in the fall of 1899 in the Bullard Hotel, which he purchased from Jonas C. Wright in 1855. In 1871 J. O. Bullard refused to obtain a license and from that time until the present the management of this popular hostelry has been run on the temperance plan and has demonstrated that a public house can be maintained without selling intoxicating liquors. Upon the death of her father, Mr. and Mrs. Tewksbury came to the village and took charge of the hotel and furnished the public with first class entertainment, and many a “drummer” has planned his trips so that he might enjoy the hospitality and service of the house. Mr.Tewksbury is survived by his widow mentioned and one son, on the home farm, and one daughter, Mrs. Grace R. Bunnell. The funeral was held Wednesday at one o’clock p. m. from his late home, and was private. Interment in Evergreen cemetery. Undertaker Archie B. Kent had charge of the funeral arrangements.
April 26, 1942 - World War II Draft Registration card - Arthur William Craver of 100 E. Walnut street Oxford, Butler county, Ohio. 57 yo. born in Brooklyn, PA on Oct. 20, 1884. Mrs. W. S. Overton of 86 Hawley St. Binghamton, NY will always know his address. Arthur’s employer, Miami University Oxford Ohio, Professor of English, Oxford, Butler, Ohio.
June 25, 1967 - Louise F. Craver Overton died at 80 years of age. She was born June 25, 1886 in Brooklyn, PA. She died in Richmond, Wayne county, Indiana. Her father was Charles M. Craver, her mother was Alice Tewksbury Craver. Louise died from metastatic carcinoma of spine, primary site unknown, 6 months duration.
May 3, 1969 - Arthur W. Craver died. Never married. Born Oct. 20, 1884. Died in Richmond, Wayne county, Indiana. Father was Charles M. Craver, mother was Alice Tewksbury. Informant was Ernest W. Mills, none for relationship. Died of acute myocardial infarction, 2 days later. He is buried in Oxford cemetery, Ohio.

Information on Frederick Eugene Hovey and Family:
F. Eugene Hovey was married on Nov. 18, 1892 to Mary E. Amrheim, in Elmira, NY.
1895 directory - Rented one half of the two-family octagon home at 7 Athens street, Waverly, NY - F. Eugene Hovey, switchman. In the other half of the home renting was Mrs. Alice Craver, music teacher; Mrs. Frances A. Tewksbury. By 1897, neither family was here at 7 Athens street.
1900 census, June 14 - renting at 583 East Broad street Waverly, NY - Eugene F. Hovey 25 yo., switchman, born Dec. 1874; wife Mary E. Hovey 27 yo., born Dec. 1872; son Frederick T. Hovey 2 yo., born May 1898; daughter Minnie S. Hovey, infant, born in May 1900
1901 directory - F. Eugene Hovey, switchman L. V. R. R., home at 414 Loder street, Waverly, NY
1905 census - 108 1/2 Broad street, Waverly, Barton, Tioga county, NY - Eugene Hovey 30 yo.; wife Mary E. Hovey 32 yo.; son F. Theodore Hovey 7 yo.; daughter Minnie Hovey 5 yo.; son Kenneth Clinton Hovey 3 yo.; daughter Edith Hovey 9 months old
1910 census - 224 Howard street Waverly, NY - Frederick E. Hovey 35 yo., conductor for rail road; wife Mary E. Hovey 37 yo.; son Frederick T. Hovey 11 yo.; daughter Minnie R. Hovey 9 yo.; son Kenneth C. Hovey 8 yo.; daughter C. Edith Hovey 5 yo.
Jan. 2, 1914 Waverly Free Press - F. Eugene Hovey is at New York attending the poultry show, where he has a number of his valuable pigeons on exhibition.
Nov. 3, 1923 Elmira Star Gazette - Waverly. Mr. and Mrs. F. Eugene Hovey are visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Robert Stubbs of Detroit, Mich.
June 8, 1943 - F. Eugene Hovey died in Waverly. He is buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly, NY. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Hovey died on Dec. 1, 1953.
June 8, 1943 Elmira Star Gazette - Deaths Elsewhere. - F. Eugene Hovey of Waverly, Tuesday, June 8, 1943, at 3 a. m. at the Tioga General Hospital, Waverly. Survived by wife: two sons, Theodore of Montour Falls, Kenneth of Los Angeles; daughters, Mrs. Minna H. Stubbs of Auburn, Mrs. Harry Shafer of Waverly; seven grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, 407, the RAM Chapter of Waverly, the Court of Amaranth, the Corning Consistory and the Shrine of Elmira. He was a Past Master of Waverly Lodge, Past High Priest of the Waverly Chapter, Past Watchman of the Shepard Sinai Shrine of Elmira, Past Royal Patron of the Court of Amaranth. He had been employed for 50 years by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and had retired three years ago. Body is at Geer Funeral Home, Waverly. Funeral arrangements incomplete.
Dec. 2, 1953 Elmira Advertiser - Deaths Elsewhere. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hovey, 81, of 3 Ithaca St., Waverly, widow of Eugene Hovey, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1953, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hovey was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and of its Women’s Auxiliary; Waverly Star Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; Harmony Court, Order of the Amaranth, and Mt. Sinai White Shrine of Jerusalem at Elmira. Survived by sons, Theodore Hovey of Montour Falls and Kenneth of Los Angeles; daughters, Mrs. Floyd Schupp of Syracuse and Mrs. Harry A. Shafer of Waverly RD 2; sisters, Mrs. Amelia Lawrence of Elmira and Mrs. Minna Hill of Glendale, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. …

1897 directory - 7 Athens street Waverly, NY - 1. - Mrs. Susie E. Baker, h - (same person as Mrs. Susie M. Baker), Mrs. Susie M. Baker, telegrapher at WU Telegraph Co. on Broad st. corner Fulton; Mamie F. McCaig, mgr. WU Telegraph Co, bds. (sister of Mrs. Susie Baker); Sarah W. McCaig, Widow of John D. McCaig, h.(Sarah McCraig is the mother of Mrs. Susie Baker and Mayme McCaig); 2. - Dana P. Munn, clerk at 336 Broad st., h

Mrs. Susie M. Baker, Mayme McCaig and Sarah McCaig:
Mrs. Susie E. Baker; Mrs. Susie M. Baker, telegrapher W. U. Telegraph Co. - The 1897 directory makes it appear as though there were two separate Mrs. Susie Bakers, there was just one Mrs. Susie Baker. Mrs. Susie E. Baker was formerly Susie E. McCaig. Mrs. Susie M. Baker was Susie McCaig Baker. Susie McCaig married Isaac Baker in Bath, NY on April 29, 1894. Therefore, the same Susie.
Mamie F. McCaig, manager WU Telegraph Co. Sarah W. McCaig, widow of John D. McCaig
(Mamie) Mayme F. McCaig was a sister of Mrs. Susie Baker and Sarah W. McCaig was the mother of Mrs. Susie Baker.
1880 census - Canisteo, Steuben county, NY - John E. McCaig 39 yo., wife Sarah J. 36 yo.; daughter Eva J. 12 yo.; daughter Mamie F. 6 yo.; daughter Susie E. 5 yo.
1883 - John E. McCaig died. He is buried in Rathboneville Cemetery, Steuben county, NY.
April 29, 1894 - Susie McCaig married Isaac Baker in Bath, NY., later they were divorced
Oct. 11, 1899 - Mayme F. McCaig married Henry F. Harms, in Waverly, NY.
1900 - Hohokus, Bergen county, New Jersey - Henry Harms 31 yo., auditing clerk ticket agent; wife Mamie Harms 26 yo.
July 30, 1903 The Wilkes-Barre Times - Tunkhannock - Mrs. Susie M. Baker, for some time chief operator of the Bell Telephone exchange, will soon move from Towanda to Passaic, N. J., to take a position as operator for the Wester Union. (Mrs. Susie E. or M. Baker, daughter of John D. and Sarah W. McCaig)
May 16, 1908 - Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin - Waverly - The following announcement from Passaic, N. J., will be read with interest here, for Mrs. Chapman was formerly Miss Mayme McCaig, who had charge of the local branch of the Western Union Office, and while here married Henry Harms, who was the Wells-Fargo agent. Mr. Harms died some time ago: “Married - Thursday, May 14, Mrs. Mayme McCaig Harms and Wilbur N. Chapman, by the Rev. E. E. Roberson.”
1910 census - 82 1/2 Eighth ave. Seattle, King county, Washington - Susie E. McCaig 34 yo., divorced, stenographer at hotel; mother Sarah W. McCaig 66 yo. widow; son Donovan W. McCaig 14 yo.; roomer Henry La Frang 39 yo. widow, builder own account
1910 census - South 10th street Newark, Essex county, N. J. - Wilber N. Chapman 49 yo., lumber salesman; wife Mayme M. Chapman 36 yo.; daughter Crette H. Chapman 20 yo.
1917 directory - Mrs. Susan E. McCaig at 207 N. 73d Seattle, Washington, telegraph operator
1920 census - Seattle, King county, Washington - Susan McCaig 44 yo., divorced, telegraph operator for Western Union
1930 census - Military Reservation United States Military Reservation known as The Army War College - Washington, District of Columbia - Walter A. Beal 49 yo.; wife Sue E. Beal 44 yo.; mother-in-law Sarah McCaig 86 yo., born in England
1931 - Sarah W. McCaig died. She is buried in Rathboneville Cemetery, Steuben county, NY.
Aug. 5, 1933 Elmira Star Gazette - Wilbur N. Chapman, a former Elmiran, has bought a home on Carroliton Avenue and purposes removing to this city with Mrs. Chapman in about a month and making his permanent residence here. Year ago Mr. Chapman was associated with Fitch & Aldrich, manufacturers of doors, sash and blinds. Later he located in Newark, N. J., and at present is residing in East Orange. He was engaged in the lumber business until about three years ago when he retired. Mr. Chapman is a brother of Dr. Bert O. Chapman and of the late H. Edgar Chapman.
1940 - Wilber N. Chapman died. He is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, NY. His first wife, Harriet B. Chapman was born Sept. 17, 1865 and she died on Sept. 25, 1897. His second wife Mary (Mayme) F. Chapman died Jan. 15, 1966.
1940 census - Oakley, Buncombe, North Carloina, (inferred residence in 1935 New Rochelle, NY) - Walter A. Beal 59 yo.; wife Susan Beal 60 yo.
1950 census - Hot Springs, Arkansas - Walter A. Beal 69 yo.; wife Susan E. Beal 74 yo.
Dec. 20, 1958 Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas - Donald W. McCaig, 63, a Corpus Christi resident for 3 1/2 years, died in his home at 326 Beverly Drive yesterday. Mccain was the auditor for the Texas Employment Commission. He was a member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. Survivor include his wife, Mrs. Winifred McCaig; a son, Donald Jr., of Santa Fe, N. M.; two daughters, Mrs. S. R. Kutch of Lubbock and Mrs. H. G. Hedgpeth of Colorado City, Texas; his mother, Mrs. Susan Beal of Hot Springs, Ark., and four grandchildren. (Mrs. Susan Beal, the former Susie E. McCaig, also former Mrs. Susie M. Baker.)
Jan. 15, 1966 - Mary F. McCaig Chapman died. She is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Jan. 16, 1966 Elmira Star Gazette - Mrs. Mayme C. Chapman Age 92, of 94 Carrollton Ave., Saturday, January 15, 1966, Friends may call … Survivedby sister, Mrs. W. N. Beal of Hot Springs, Ark.; grandsons, Robert and Edgar Salmon both of Elmira; three great-granddaughters. She was the widow of Wilber N. Chapman; member of First Church of Christ Scientist.
Jan.18, 1968 - Susan E. McCaig Beal died in Hot Springs, Garland county, Arkansas from cerebrovascular accident of 5 days duration. She was born June 20, 1875 in Elmira, NY. Her parents were John McCaig and Sarah Ward McCaig. Susan is buried in Memorial Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Dana P. Munn and his wife Myra Munn:
June 19, 1893 - Dana P. Munn married Myra E. Liumsberry in Binghamton, NY
Feb. 24, 1903 Owego Tioga County Record, NY - Apalachin - M. H. Smith has sold out his hardware interests here to Dana Munn of Sayre, Pa. Mr. Munn will take possession about the middle of March. Mr. and Mrs. Smith will return to their former home at Rummerfield, Pa.
Dec. 7, 1905 Owego Tioga County Record, NY - Apalachin - Mr. and Mrs. Dana Munn and little daughter Bertha of Athens were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Goodnow.
July 20, 1931 - The Evening Times - Dana P. Munn of 101 Chestnut street had the tip of the index finger of his right hand crushed last Saturday afternoon when it was caught between two flag stones of the sidewalk in front of his home which Mr. Munn was helping to level. The stones had been propped up slightly so that the ground underneath could be graded, and Mr. Munn was working on this when the block holding the stone slipped and his finger was caught between the two. He was taken to the Robert Packer hospital.
June 19, 1943 The Evening Times - Mr. and Mrs. Dana P. Munn of 101 Chestnut street, Athens, are being congratulated today by friends and neighbors on their 50th wedding anniversary. Both natives of Bradford county, they were married in Binghamton, N. Y., June 19, 1893. Mr. Munn, son of the late Adelbert D. and Augusta Park Munn, was born in Litchfield township, and Mrs. Munn, daughter of the late Platt and Lucinda Darling Lounsberry, was born in Windham. Following their marriage in Binghamton the couple resided for a time in Litchfield. Later they lived in Waverly and Apalachin, N. Y. In 1904 they returned to Litchfield where they took up their residence at the Munn homestead, the family home for more than 100 years. Mr. Munn operated the farm there until the couple moved to Athens in 1929. Mr. and Mrs. Munn have one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Miller of Endicott, N. Y., and a grandson, Walter, 12-year old son of Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Miller and son and Mrs. Bertha Goodnow of Appalachin, sister of Mrs. Munn, are guests at the Munn home in Athens.
June 18, 1954 The Evening Times - Mr. and Mrs. Dana P. Munn of 101 Chestnut street, Athens will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. The couple, both natives of Bradford county, were married June 19, 1893 in Binghamton. Mr. Munn is the son of the late Adelbert D. Munn and Augusta Park Munn, and was born in Litchfield Township. Mrs. Munn is the daughter of the late Platt and Lucinda Darling Lounsberry and was born in Windham. Following their marriage, the couple lived for a time in Litchfield and later in Waverly and Apalachin, N. Y. In 1904 they returned to Litchfield where they lived in the Munn homestead, the family home for more than 100 years. Mr. Munn operated the farm until he and his wife moved to Athens in 1929. They have one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Miller; a grandson, Walter, and two great grandsons of Endicott. Mrs. Munn has one sister, Mrs. Bertha Goodenow of Apalachin. Both are members of the Athens Methodist church.
June 3, 1955 The Evening Times - Dana P. Munn, 87, Dies; Director Of Farmers Bank. Dana P. Munn, 87, a director of the Farmers National Bank of Athens, died this morning at his home at 101 Chestnut street, Athens, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Litchfield and was a farmer until he retired 26 years ago and moved to Athens. He was a member of the Athens Methodist church, F and AM, Rural Amity Lodge 70, and a life member of the Diahoga Grange of East Athens. He is survived by his wife, Myra; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Miller of Endicott; a grandson, Walter Miller; two great grandsons, Daniel and John; and several nieces and nephews. … burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. …
Feb. 24, 1960 - The Evening Times - Mrs. Myra L. Munn, 87, of 101 Chestnut street, Athens, died yesterday morning at the Tioga County General hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Windham Summit and lived in Litchfield for several years where she and her husband were engaged in farming. She had been a resident of Athens for the past 31 years. Mrs. Munn was the widow of Dana Park Munn who died in 1955. She was a member of the Athens Methodist church and the Royal Circle Bible class. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Miller of Endicott; a grandson, Walter C. Miller of Apalachin; three great grandchildren and a nephew, Harry P. Lounsberry of Elmira. … burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery at the convenience of the family.

An 1898 Sanborn Map shows the octagon house at present day 7 Athens Street
1898 Sanborn map showing 202 to 208 Chemung street block

1900 - renting at 7 Athens street, octagon home, was Edward D. Merritt 60 yo., pattern maker; wife Margaret Merritt 43 yo.
1901 directory - 1. - Arthur L. McEwen, bds.; W. Raymond McEwen, mgr. Waverly dept. Sayre Times, bds.; William W. McEwen, janitor high school, h; 2. - Edward D. Merritt, pattern maker, h (By 1903, Edward D. Merritt was living at 120 Park Place,Waverly, NY. Prior to this, Miss Mott of 430 Park avenue, was advertising a house for rent at 120 Park place. Again on July 24, 1904, Miss Mott was advertising to rent a house at 120 Park place. Not sure where the Merritt's went after this, they were not listed in the Waverly 1905, nor 1908 directory.)

The McEwen Family:
1900 census - USS Montgomery, US Naval Forces Military and Naval Forces, Arthur L. McEwen, Athens street as address.
Aug. 24, 1904 - Arthur L. McEwen married Minnie V. Flynn in Waverly.
1905 census - 513 Waverly street, Waverly, NY - Arthur L. McEwen 28 yo., rail road mail clerk; wife Mary V. McEwen 25 yo. (At 515 Waverly street, Anna J. Flynn 45 yo, dressmaker; son Grant 21 yo., rail road brakeman; daughter Catherine 19 yo., telephone operator; son Albert 17 yo., furniture worker; son Frank V. 6 yo.)
1905 census - 487 Fulton street, Waverly, NY - William W. McEwen 58 yo. stone mason; wife Luella M. McEwen 45 yo.; son Ray W. McEwen 24 yo., reporter; son Fred E. McEwen 20 yo., sign printer
Sept. 6, 1905 - Raymond W. McEwen married Dorothy M. Beekman in Waverly, NY.
1910 census - 205 William street, Waverly, NY - Irene Beekman 58 yo. widow; Dora M. McEwen 27 yo.; son-in-law Ray W. McEwen 28 yo., newspaper correspondent (at 203 William street, Fred E. Beekman 31 yo., house carpenter; wife Anna C. 29 yo.; daughter Hazel G. 7 yo.)
Feb. 9, 1925 Elmira Star Gazette - Waverly - Arthur L. McEwen of 495 Waverly street, aged forty-seven years, died this morning at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre of peritonitis. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Clarice; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McEwen; two brothers, Raymond and Fred, and one sister, Hazel, all of Waverly. He had been ill for the past week and yesterday was removed to the hospital. For many years he held a position as railway mail clerk and recently his run has been between New York and Buffalo on trains No. 5 and No. 6. He was held in the highest esteem by the people of the community and by his fellow mail clerks. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made. (Death certificate - gastric ulcer perforated.
1925 census - 6 Ithaca street Waverly, NY - William W. McEwen 78 yo.; wife Luella M. 64 yo.; daughter Hazel V. McEwen 24 yo., bookkeeper
1930 - William W. McEwen died. He is buried in Glenwood cemetery, Waverly, NY. His spouse, Mary Luella Genung McEwen, born in 1860, died on May 27, 1940. Their children: Hazel V. McEwen, born Oct. 2, 1900, died in 1942.; Raymond William McEwen, born Nov. 5, 1881, died in 1931; Fred Ernest McEwen, born July 13, 1884, died on May 10, 1946. They are all buried in Glenwood cemetery, Waverly, NY.
1931 - Raymond William McEwen died. He was born Nov. 5, 1881. His wife, Dora M. McEwen died on July 27, 1963 in Owego. They are both buried in Glenwood cemetery Waverly, NY.
Feb. 23, 1931 The Evening Times - Raymond W. McEwen Dies In the Hospital. Postmaster and Publisher of Waverly Sun Succumbs After Long Illness; Well Known for Efforts in Behalf of Village. Raymond W. McEwen, Waverly postmaster and editor and owner of the Waverly Sun, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday night in the Tioga County General hospital, the institution he, probably more than any other one person, had made possible by his untiring efforts, first, as a member of the general committee which raised the necessary funds and, later, as chairman of the committee in charge of its construction. Mr. McEwen was 49 years of age. Born in Danby, he came to Waverly with his parents when a small boy. Educated in the Waverly schools, he was one of the most loyal supporters of his alma mater. He was a star player on the Waverly high school football team during the three years of ’95, ’96 and ’97. He continued to be an enthusiastic supporter of Waverly athletics, attending every game the local school took part in and often traveling many miles to witness the contest. As editor of the Waverly Sun, he was well known as a fearless and versatile writer. He could always be counted upon to support any local project, which would be of benefit to the community. A late issue of the Sun contained a history of Tioga hospital, from its inception to the completion, together with the program at the opening. The article was written by Mr. McEwen, who, although he had been ill for several weeks at that time, got up out his sick bed to complete it. He was a charter member of the Waverly Rotary club and served for one term as its president. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Waverly Methodist church; former New York state commander of the Sons of Veterans; and, for many years, one of the most active members of the Republican committee of Tioga county and the Republican town committee of the town of Barton. He had also served the town of Barton as town clerk. Six years ago Mr. McEwen was appointed as postmaster at Waverly. He was reappointed for his second term in August, 1929. Mr. McEwen is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dora Beekman McEwen; two sons, Philip and William, at home; his mother, Mrs. William McEwen, one sister Hazel and one brother, Fred, all of Waverly. … Glenwood cemetery.
July 29, 1936 The Evening Times - Mrs. F. E. M’Ewen Died Suddenly At Office Of Doctor. Mrs. Emma McEwen, 55, of 514 Waverly street, died suddenly Tuesday evening at 10:15 o’clock. Mrs. McEwen was attending a show at the Morley theater when she was taken ill. Theater attendants assisted her across the street to the office of Dr. Melvin C. Coon. She was attended by Mrs. Coon, a nurse, while the doctor was called but died before the physician could reach his office. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mrs. McEwen is survived by her husband, Fred E. McEwen; a daughter, Jean, at home; three sons, Harold, Kenneth and Robert, all of Waverly; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha B. Meade of Athens and Mrs. Edward Camp of Masonville, N. Y.; a brother, Jesse Meade of Smithville Flats, N. Y.; and a grandson. … burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
May 28,1940 The Evening Times - Mrs. W. W. M’Ewen Waverlyite For 54 Years, Taken. Mrs. Luella M. McEwen, widow of William W. McEwen, died at her home, 449 Waverly street, Waverly, Monday evening at 10 o’clock. A native of Caroline, N. Y., Mrs. McEwen had resided in Waverly for 54 years. She was a member of the Waverly First Methodist church and was active in the W. C. T. U. Surviving are: one daughter, Miss Hazel Virginia McEwen at home; one son, Fred, of Waverly; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. … Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
1942 - Hazel Virginia McEwen died. She was born Oct. 2, 1900. She is buried in Glenwood cemetery, Waverly, NY. Parents were William W. and Mary Luella McEwen.
June 10, 1942 The Evening Times - Miss Hazel B. McEwen. Funeral services for Miss Hazel V. McEwen of Waverly, who died Sunday morning, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Kolb Funeral home, Waverly. Rev. Floyd N. Darling conducted the funeral services, and burial was in Glenwood cemetery, Waverly. Pall bearers were Harold McEwen, Kenneth McEwen, Robert McEwen, Philip McEwen, William McEwen, all nephews of the deceased; and Clayton Clark.
May 10, 1946 - Fred Ernest McEwen died. He was born July 13, 1884 in Danby, NY. His parents were William W. and Mary Luella McEwen. His wife was Emma E. McEwen (b. 1881 - d. 1936). All are buried in Glenwood cemetery, Waverly, NY.
May 11, 1946 The Evening Times - Fred E. McEwen Dies Following Brief Illness. Fred E. McEwen, 61, of 514 Waverly street, Waverly, died at 11:30 o’clock last night in the Robert Packer hospital after a brief illness. Mr. McEwen suffered a heart attack last Saturday and was taken to the hospital that day. A lifelong resident of the Valley, Mr. McEwen was employed at the Murrelle Printing company for more than 12 years and was foreman of the composing room most of that time. He was formerly associated with his brother, the late Ray McEwen in the publishing of the Waverly Sun, and for several seasons was an advance advertising agent for the Barnum and Baily circus. Mr. McEwen is survived by his wife, three sons, Harold of Utica, Kenneth of Waverly and Robert of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Clayton Clark of Sayre; and nine grandchildren. … Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
July 29, 1963 Elmira Star Gazette - Mrs. Dora M. McEwen, 80, of 205 William St., Waverly, Saturday, July 27, 1963. She was the widow of Ray W. McEwen, former Waverly postmaster; member of Waverly Methodist Church. Survived by sons, Philip, with whom she resided, and William of Miami, Fla.; two grandsons. … Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.

From the 1903 Directory of Athens, Sayre & Waverly: living in the octagon house were William W. Emmons and William W. McEwen.

William W. Emmons:
June 28, 1899 - William W. Emmons married Nellie B. Preston in Ithaca, NY. They filed for divorce in 1911.
1900 census - renting on Elmer avenue Sayre PA - Wm. Emmons 22 yo., plumber; wife Nellie Emmons 27 yo.
1903 - They are living at 7 Athens street in the two-family octagon house
1905 census - 465 Fulton street Waverly, NY - William W. Emmons 28 yo., plumber; wife Nellie B. Emmons 30 yo.; father-in-law Charles E. Preston 56 yo., fish dealer
1908 directory - Syracuse, NY - William Emmons, plumber, bds. 143 N. Salina
Aug. 25, 1911 Ithaca Daily News - Nellie Emmons against William W. Emmons, action for divorce.
1911 directory - Ithaca, NY - Nellie (Mrs. William) Emmons, h 217 Utica (William is not listed)
1913 directory - Ithaca, NY - Nellie (Mrs. William) Emmons, dressmaker, res. 213 Cascadilla
1915 directory - Ithaca, NY - Nellie (Mrs. William) Emmons, dressmaker, rms. 71- N. Aurora
1917 directory - Ithaca, NY - Nellie (Mrs. William) Emmons, dressmaker, h 510 N. Tioga
Sept. 12, 1918 World War I draft registration - William W. Evans 623 W. Colvin street Syracuse, NY. Born Sept. 18, 1877. 40 yo., self employed at restaurant. Grace May Emmons listed as nearest relative with same address.
1920 census - 623 W. Colvin street Syracuse, NY - William W. Emmons 43 yo., cigar merchant own account; wife Gracie M. Emmons 42 yo.; stepson Frank W. Smith 23 yo., helper in cigar business; mother-in-law Phoebe Sage 73 yo.
1921 directory - Syracuse, NY - William W. Emmons, 623 W. Colvin
1922 directory - Syracuse, NY - William W. Emmons, 623 W. Colvin
1924 directory - Syracuse, NY - William E. Emmons, plumber, 623 W. Colvin
April 20, 1925 The Ithaca Journal - Charles D. Preston, 77, Ithaca’s “Oldest Newsboy,” is Dead. Following a stroke last summer from which he did not fully recover, Charles D. Preston, 77, who for the past several years had been a familiar resident of Ithaca, died at 9 o’clock last night. Beside his widow, Mrs. Cordelia J. Preston, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Emmons, of 305 Cascadilla street; one nephew, Fred J. Ashdown of this city; and one niece, Mrs. Maude Seamon of Morgantown, W. Va. … Interment will be in the Lake View Cemetery. Until about a year ago Mr. Preston was a well known figure daily on the streets of Ithaca and with a bundle of newspapers under each arm he continued as long as his health would permit, to earn his own living, refusing to accept aid from his relatives.
1930 census - 623 W. Colvin - William W. Emmons 52 yo., plumber at plumbing shop; wife Julia C. 35 yo.; lodger A. Alfred Jerome 25 yo., chauffeur for ice cream co.; lodger Elizabeth Jerome 24 yo., cashier at tea room
1931 directory Syracuse, NY - 623 W. Colvin - William W. Emmons (Minnie), plumber
Nov. 30, 1940 - William W. Emmons died in Syracuse, NY. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. He was born in 1877 in Utica, Oneida county, NY. His wife, Julia Catherine Emmons, born in 1881, died on May 19, 1961.

Circa 1904 Waverly Free Press - The Slaughter tenant house on Athens street is being repainted. (two-family, two-story octagon home at 7 Athens street, owned by Mrs. Charlotte Wells Slaughter, widow of Samuel Wickham Slaughter, of 208 Chemung street Waverly, NY.) This octagon home is where the Gabriel and Mabel Evans' family lived circa 1904 to the early 1930’s.

See Waverly, NY, Former Octagon House Part Three

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