Friday, May 15, 2015

FRANK E. HOGAN

RESPECTED CITIZEN DIES AT HOME TUESDAY

RITES FOR FRANK HOGAN TO BE HELD FRIDAY AT ST. JOSEPH'S

(1943)

   Frank E. Hogan, aged 68, one of Oxford's highly respected citizens, died suddenly at his home on Albany street, Tuesday morning, September 21.  He passed away during sleep.  Mr. Hogan had been in ill health for some time but had been able to pursue his work.

   He felt deeply the loss of his daughter, Dorothy Hogan Back, who passed away suddenly June 14, at her home in Cromwell, Connecticut.  This bereavement had contributed to his failing health.

   Mr. Hogan was born June 7, 1875, in the town of Preston the son of Edward and Bridget Welch Hogan.  His early life was spent there.

   He was united in marriage to Miss Kittie Ryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Ryan March 7, 1905, in Oxford.  They have since resided on Albany street.

   Mr. Hogan was a contractor and builder, a member of St. Joseph's church, and was prominent in civic life of the village.  He served on the school board from 1921 to 1939.  At the time of the building of the Centralized School in 1930, Mr. Hogan was on the building and grounds committee, and contributed much to the successful completion of our Oxford Academy and Central School.  His name appears on the bronze plate in that institution.  He was mayor of the village from March 1929 to March 1931.  Several years previous to being mayor, he served as trustee on the village board.

   Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Miss Leona Hogan, a teacher in Saugerties; a son, Dr. Edward E. Hogan, Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps, U. S. Navy, stationed in Washington; three grandchildren, Barbara and Rebecca Le Back, of Cromwell, Connecticut and Pamela Hogan, of Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Quinn of Norwich and Miss Elizabeth Hogan of Oxford; and one brother, Fred Hogan, also of Oxford.

   Through his business and civic life, Mr. Hogan had won the respect of all who came to know him.  The many friends of the family join in expressing their warmest sympathy.

   The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's church, Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Thomas Leonard officiating.  Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery.

   Bearers will be Julian Ryan, Samuel Ryan, Herbert F. Ryan and Richard Quinn of Norwich.

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GEORGE H. HITT

(1946)

   George H. Hitt, aged 63, of Norwich died at the Sidney Hospital Sunday morning, September 22, after a long illness.  There are no surviving relatives.  the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Seymour Funeral Home.  Burial was in Glenwood cemetery, Afton.

   Mr. Hitt was the original owner of the lunch cart on Lafayette Square and operated it here for many years.

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SAMUEL S. HALE DIED IN FLORIDA JUNE 7

Will Be Remembered For His "Rambling South" Column

(1945)

   Samuel S. Hale, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 7, in Orlando, Florida, following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hale was probably one of the best known men in this section, serving as editor of the Review-Times for a decade until his illness in December, 1927.

   He was born in Norwich, the son of Nelson B. and Mary Hale.  The family residence was at the corner of South Broad and Hale Streets, Norwich, the latter carrying the family name.  He attended Yale University and when a young man he read law in the office of George Thomas of Norwich.  He was also associated with his brother-in-law, William Breese, in a box factory in Syracuse.

   Mr. Hale was a member of the Oxford Congregational church and served as deacon for several years.  He was interested in everything that pertained to the welfare of the church and community.

   Many will remember his articles that were published in the Review-Times, under the heading "Rambling South."  He had also written a number of short play, which had been well received.

   He was twice married, his first wife, Anna Arrison, died December 28, 1927, during an epidemic of pneumonia.  Four of the household being stricken, Mrs. Hale, her mother, Mrs. Arrison and Mr. Hale and his sister, Mrs. Julia Eastman, Mr. Hale being the only survivor; the others dying within a week.

   On June 18, 1930, he was united in marriage to Miss Lillian C. Haynes of Hartford City, Ind.  Since that time they have made their home in Oxford on Washington Avenue.

   Mr. and Mrs. Hale have been winter visitors in Orlando, Fla., for the past ten seasons.  He was an active member of the Orlando Lawn Bowling Club and was popular in Sunshine Park activities, and his plays were produced for winter visitors twice at the Chamber of Commerce.  he was also a member of the Poetry Club.

   Besides his wife, Lillian H., he is survived by a brother, Charles of Chicago, and a niece, Mrs. Harry B. Smith of Norwich.  His body is to be cremated and the ashed will be brought to Oxford where burial will be made.  Final arrangements have not been completed.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

MRS. J. C. ESTELOW SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Funeral Services Are Held Sunday P. M. At The Home

(October 31, 1940)

   Mrs. Anna Van Wagenen Estelow, aged 71 years, wife of Jared C. Estelow, passed away at her home on Fort Hill Park, Thursday evening after an illness of seven months.

   Mrs. Estelow was the daughter of James G. and Mary Millard Van Wagenen and was born in Oxford, Feb. 20, 1869.  She graduated from Oxford Academy and for several years following was an organist at St. Paul's church and active in musical circles in Oxford the greater part of her life.

   She and Mr. Estelow were married July 14, 1891, and they have always made their home here.  Mrs. Estelow was an active worker in the Ladies' Village Improvement Society and served as treasurer of that organization for many years.  She was also a member of the Travelers' Club, the Grange and the Congregational Church.

   During her life she gave unstintingly of her time and talents for the upkeep of the church and Sunday School and was likewise active in many movements sponsored by the community for the betterment of Oxford.

   She is survived by her husband, one son, Van, and three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Phyllis and Paul, all of Oxford.

   Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The Rev. Howard F. Deller, D.D., of the Congregational Church officiated and interment was made in Riverview Cemetery.

   Honorary bearers were A. S. Burchard, H. C. Stratton, V. D. Stratton, B. H. Loomis, Dr. C. E. Thompson, J. L. Harrison, R. H. Baldwin and S. S. Hale.

   Active bearers were Hubert Emerson, Van Burchard, Lyle Preston, Donald Morse, Arthur Harrison and Leon Cowles.

   Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Miss Catherine Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Miller of Plainfield, N. J.; Mrs. Frank Smith of Seymour, Conn.; Mrs. Edward P. Cody, Miss Mabel Cody and Mr. and Mrs. Alec Stronach, Wethersfield, Conn.

   Mrs. Reginald Bagley and Mrs. Robert S. Merithew of Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Marion Marsh and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pratt of Bainbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Topping, Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander, Syracuse and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Beardsley of Auburn.

   Mr. and Mrs. George A. Evans, Miss Evelyn Brooks and Miss Bernice Cochrane, Sidney; Leland G. Martin, Milford; Mr. and Mrs. William Hotaling, Kirkwood.

   Mrs. Margaret Clarke, Miss Margaret Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard Lyons, Miss Lucille Botsford, Miss Agnes Snyder, Mrs. Helen Millspaugh, James Dunne, Miss Sarah Dunne, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Case and K. D. Scott of Norwich; Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Payne of Bainbridge and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Woodruff of Preston.

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JARED C. ESTELOW DIES IN HEART ATTACK AT SIDNEY

Funeral Held Sunday for One of Oxford's Foremost Citizens of Past 50 Years

(August 21, 1941)

   Jared C. Estelow, aged 76 years, one of Oxford's most enterprising and public spirited citizens for half a century, died suddenly last Thursday morning of a heart attack in his office in Sidney, where he was secretary and treasurer of the Sidney Production Credit Association.

   Mr. Estelow rode over to Sidney that morning as usual and apparently was as well as he had been.  He was stricken with the attack shortly after 9 o'clock and died before a physician could arrive.  He had been suffering with heart disease for over a year, but aside from a few days, had been able to attend to the duties of his position regularly.

   Born at Hartford, Conn.

   He was born at Hartford, Conn, October 13, 1864, the son of Martin and Sarah Swathel Estelow.  His father was a veteran of the Civil War.  Mr. Estelow's parents died when he was a youth, and in April 1881 he came to Oxford to accept a position in the post office under his uncle, William Pearne, who was postmaster at that time.

   In 1882 he secured a position in the First National Bank, and here his ability was soon recognized, and he advanced rapidly to cashier, and upon the death of John R. Van Wagenen, president, was named to that position.

   Mr. Estelow was president of the bank until the bank holiday of 1933 and the previous year, celebrated half a century's affiliation, with that institution.

   During his life in this community he was active in this organization of the old Oxford Electric Light Company, the Oxford Basket & Manufacturing Company and for a short time was publisher of the Oxford Times.

   He married Anna Van Wagenen, July 14, 1891.  Surviving is one son, J. Van Estelow, and three grandchildren, Mary, Phyllis and Paul, of Oxford.

Was Sunday School Supt.

   Mr. Estelow joined the Congregational Church soon after coming to Oxford and for many years had been a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday School, and one of the most energetic  workers in that church.

   He was a charter member of Oxford Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Lake Ludlow Club, Inc., and the Canasawacta Country Club of Norwich.   During the World War he was chairman of the Liberty Loan committee for Oxford, chairman of the county distribution certificate of indebtedness, member of the Salvation Army, the War Savings committee and treasurer of the local chapter of the Red Cross.  The latter position he relinquished within the past years.

   He was an original member of the Junior Extension Board of the Chenango County Farm Bureau and for many years its chairman.  Upon relinquishing this position during the past year, he was made honorary chairman.

   He was one of the oldest members of the Oxford Masonic Lodge and was awarded a 50 year membership medal in 1938.  He was also treasurer of the board of directors of Riverview Cemetery Association and a member of the board for a great many years.

President of Academy Board for 25 Years

   He served on the board of education of Oxford Academy for over 40 years and was president for the last 25, declining to run three or four years ago for re-election.  He was an original member of the Oxford Memorial Library Board, formed 40 years ago, and was president of the board at the time of his death.

   When the Sidney Production Credit Association was organized several years ago, Mr. Estelow was the man named to handle the office in Sidney, a position he filled with distinction until the very last.

   Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the auditorium of the church was filled with relatives and friends from all over the county.  The Rev. Howard F. Deller, D. D. , officiated and burial was made in Riverview Cemetery.  Bearers were Donald B. Morse, Lyle K. Preston, C. Vernon Stratton, W. Hubert Emerson and Van Burchard of Oxford and George Evans of Sidney.  The board of directors of the Production Credit Association attended in a body.

   Among the relatives from out of town who attended the services were:  Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Miller of Plainfield, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. Alec Stronach of Wethersfield, Conn.; Mrs. Reginald Bagley of West Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Wallace Beardsley of Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander of Syracuse; Mrs. Frank Smith of Seymour, Conn.; Mrs. Marion Marsh of Coventry and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pratt of Afton.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

MRS. MARGARET GILLMAN

(APR. 1, 1928)

   Mrs. Margaret Gillman, wife of Charles Gillman, who died three years ago, passed away Sunday in the Binghamton State Hospital after a year's illness.  She was 72 years old.

   Mrs. Gillman was born in England and when a young woman moved to this country where she married Charles Gillman June 15, 1876.  The couple made their home in this village continuously for over 50 years.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Gillman were prominent in St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

   She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Balcom, of this village and one nephew, W. J. Ray, of Johnson City.

   The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.  Rev. H. C. Whedon officiated assisted by Rev. J. M. Chambers.  Burial was made in Riverview cemetery.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015


APPLICATION FOR ELLEN CLARK, WIDOW OF

CHARLES CLARK, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM

NEW BERLIN, NEW YORK




APPLICATION FOR JENNIE E. BURR, MOTHER OF

GLENN D. BURR, WWI SOLDIER FROM

NEW BERLIN, NEW YORK







APPLICATION FOR FLORA LENLEY, DAUGHTER OF

SYLVESTER SEARGENT, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER OF

SOUTH NEW BERLIN, NEW YORK








APPLICATION FOR EUNICE M. BRANT, MOTHER OF

PASCHAL C. HOLCOMB, WWI SOLDIER FROM

GUILFORD, NEW YORK






APPLICATION FOR MRS. CORA C. SMITH WIDOW OF

JAMES D. SMITH, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM

COVENTRY, NEW YORK




ALBERT B. HAIGHT
  
Well Known Contractor of This Village Dies Very Suddenly While on Business in Country

(1923)

GREENE, NEW YORK

   Albert B. Haight died suddenly at the farm of M. C. Griffin on Wednesday, May 23, aged 71 years.

   The news of the death of Mr. Haight came as a great shock to this community.  He had been about his usual occupations through the day apparently feeling as well as usual.  Having some business with David Casler, who is employed on the farm of M. C. Griffin.  Mr. Haight went there to see him.  Mr. Casler was in the barn milking.  Mr. Haight went there and talked with him and on finishing his conversation he turned to leave and dropped dead.  Coroner Morse was immediately called.  He made an examination and pronounced death due to angina pectoris.

   Mr. Haight was the son of William and Caroline Cooly Haight and was born in Greene, March 1, 1852.  When he was a boy the family moved to the farm at South Oxford.  On Dec. 3, 1873 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Coville of this place.  They made their home in Oxford.  Mr. Haight was a well known contractor.

   It will be recalled that he built the road from the village to the W. R. C. Home and the connecting link from the village to the McDonough road.  He was a kind husband and a good neighbor enjoying the confidence of his fellow citizens.

   He is survived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs. John Lesher of Oxford and Mrs. Etta B. Johnson of Whitesboro; a brother, Charles Haight, of Utica; a nephew, William C. Haight of Utica; two nieces, Mrs. Harry Price and Mrs. Walter Cambel of Chicago.

   Mr. Haight's funeral services will be held in the Methodist church of which he was a member for many years, on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Ira L. Bronson officiating.  Burial will be made in the family plot in Riverview Cemetery.

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MRS. CORA HOWLAND

(FEB. 17, 1948)

GREENE, NEW YORK


   Cora Barr Howland, aged 80 years, died at the home of her son, Hiram Howland on McCall road, Tuesday morning.  Funeral services will be held from the Seymour Funeral Homes, Friday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Kenneth Ballard officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

   Mrs. Howland was born July 26, 1867 in Greene, the daughter of Alanson and Melinda Wells Barr.  She was married to Charles Howland, November 3, 1886.  He died here in Oxford, Nov. 7, 1925.  All their married life was passed in and near Oxford.

   Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Frank Blakeslee of Afton; three sons, Hiram and Linn of Oxford and Floyd of Binghamton; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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ANOTHER ARTICLE:

MRS. CORA BARR HOWLAND

(FEB. 17, 1948)

   Mrs. Cora Barr Howland, 80, died at the home of her son, Hiram Howland, in Oxford Tuesday morning.  She is survived by two other sons, Lynn of Oxford and Floyd of Binghamton; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Blakeslee of Afton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

   The body was removed to the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford where friends may call.

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ANOTHER ARTICLE:

HOWLAND:  The funeral of Mrs. Cora Barr Howland will be held at the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford Friday at 2:30 pm.  The Rev. Kenneth Ballard will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemeter, Oxford, at the convenience of the family.
LEON HINMAN DIED AT CITY HOSPITAL

(1946)

   Leon Guy Hinman, lumber dealer for the past seven years, died at the Binghamton City Hospital May 3 after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted at the Seymour funeral Home May 6 by the Rev. C. M. Adams and burial was made at Bainbridge.

   He was born in Coventry, Oct. 29, 1889 and spent the greater part of his life in and near Afton.  His marriage to Bessie Romans took place Nov. 15, 1914.  She survives together with one son, Ronald of Oxford, one daughter, Mrs. Joe Talutis and two grandchildren, Billy and Joellen Talutis of Afton; one brother, Ralph of Afton and two sisters, Mrs. Whitney Fenton of Norwich and Mrs. Ray Manwarren, Oxford.

   Bearers at the funeral were Paul Coonradt, Utica; Ira Niles and Lawrence Estes, Afton; Stanley Burchard, Louis Lyon, Ray Seeley of Oxford.

   Those from out of town attending the service were Mrs. Etta Matteson, Norwich; Mrs. Lena Barratt, Rome; Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hebert, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Romans and Miss Alma Ireland, Nichols; Mrs. Vine Terry, Vestal; Mrs. George Hinman, Mrs. George Brooks, Binghamton.

   Mr. and Mrs. Ray Livingston, Earnest Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Weyman, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Niles, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Estes, Mrs. John Murwin, Paul and Thelma Murwin, Archie Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Weeks, Lloyd Strong, George Strong, Afton and Mrs. Orville Snyder of Sidney.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

APPLICATION FOR RUTH McKUNE, DAUGHTER OF

GILBERT E. McKUNE, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER OF

WINDSOR, NEW YORK




APPLICATION FOR MINNIE A. MANEY, WIDOW OF

JAMES J. MANEY, SPANISH AMERICAN WAR SOLDIER

GREENE, NEW YORK





APPLICATION FOR EVA E. HORTON, WIDOW OF

FRED D. HORTON, WWI SOLDIER FROM

GREENE AND WINDSOR, NEW YORK




APPLICATION FOR MARY DELAMARTER

WIDOW OF SIDNEY DELAMARTER, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM

GREENE, NEW YORK




APPLICATION FOR LEVA MAY SPICER

WIDOW OF OLIVER D. SPICER, WORLD WAR I VETERAN FROM

WINDSOR, NEW YORK





APPLICATION FOR MARASIA SMITH

DAUGHTER OF CHARLES LEONARD, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM

COLESVILLE, NEW YORK




APPLICATION FOR ANNA A. GILLINS

WIDOW OF ROBERT F. GILLINS, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM

COLESVILLE, BROOME, NEW YORK



APPLICATION FOR SUSAN A. CUMMINGS

DAUGHTER OF GEORGE CHAPMAN

OF SMITHVILLE, NEW YORK




APPLICATION FOR FLORA BERINES VUNK

DAUGHTER OF CHARLES H. BERINES, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM

GREENE, NEW YORK







THESE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR WIDOWS OR DAUGHTERS OF ANY WAR VETERAN FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE VETERANS' HOME IN OXFORD, NEW YORK

THIS FACILITY WAS STARTED IN 1894 BY THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC - WOMENS' RELIEF CORPS.

THE WOMENS' RELIEF CORPS HOME ACCEPTED WOMEN, BUT ONLY DAUGHTERS AND WIDOWS OF VETERANS.

EACH APPLICATION HAS TWO PAGES WITH SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE VETERAN, WHEN HE SERVED AND, SOMETIMES, WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT, READ AND TO SAVE IT.  SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING - THEY ARE A LITTLE HARD TO READ.

THIS APPLICATION IS FOR HARREN BARNES OF SMITHVILLE FLATS.



Sunday, April 19, 2015

MRS. LIBBIE ANN HILL

(APRIL 1, 1943)

GREENE

   Mrs. Libbie Ann Hill, 83 years old, died Thursday morning at her home in Greene.  She is survived by two sons, Alvin S. Hill and Lynn W. Hill; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ernest Pollard and Miss Mildred Hill and a grandson, Clifford Hill, all of Greene.

   Service at the Harry R. Rogers Funeral Home in Greene, Saturday at 1:30 p. m., Rev. L. W. Brigham officiating.  Burial in Ten Broeck Cemetery.

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MRS. JOSIAH U. DECKER

(1920)

   Mrs. Josiah U. Decker died at her home, 33 East Main street, Norwich, on Monday morning, October 11, aged 59 years.

   Mrs. Decker's maiden name was Harriet Dimmick.  She was born at Wellsbro, Pa., and it was there that she met Frank Martin of McDonough, whom she married and removed with him to this county.  Mr. Martin's death occurred some years ago and she married Josiah U. Decker who survives her.  She is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle L. Phillips of Smithville, one son, Fred H. Martin of Berkshire; two brothers, Frank and Henry Dimmick of Elmira and one sister, Mrs. James Rumsey of Oxford.

   Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon.  Burial was made in McDonough.

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MRS. EUGENE DUTCHER

SMITHVILLE

   Mrs. Cecelia E. Dutcher, widow of the late Eugene Dutcher, died at her home on Baldwin Avenue, Dec. 22, aged 72 years.

   Mrs. Dutcher was born in Smithville and lived there during her girlhood.  She was twice married, her first husband being Charles Taylor.  After her marriage to Mr. Dutcher this village has been her abiding place.  About ten days ago she was stricken with a shock from which she did not rally.  She is survived by five children, a son, Oliver Taylor of Herkimer, Mrs. W. H. Dwyer and Mrs. F. J. Kinney of this village, Mrs. Chas. Robbins of Union and Milton Dutcher residing here.

   Funeral services will be held at her home this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. P. LeF. Grabau officiating.  Burial will be made in Riverview.
LUCIA DUNNING

(1929)

GREENE

   Lucia Dunning passed away at her home in Greene, Thursday, June 13, at the age of 85 years.  She was married twice; her first husband being Hiram Hackett, who died 40 years ago.  Her second husband was James Dunning.  She leaves to mourn her death, three sons and two daughters, Daniel Hackett of Coventry, Fred Hackett of Greene, Joseph Hackett and Mrs. William Manwarren of Oxford, Mrs. George Graves of Greene; also twenty-six grandchildren and sixty-one great-grandchildren.

   The funeral was held Sunday at 2 o'clock with the Rev. F. W. Ford officiating.  Interment was made in Riverview cemetery, Oxford.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

FUNERAL OF LOYAL I. DODGE HELD TODAY

Life-Long Resident of Oxford Dies Sat. After Short Illness

(Aug. 24, 1940)

   Loyal I. Dodge, aged 82, died at his home on East Hill, Saturday afternoon, August 24.  His health had been failing for sometime but he was confined to his bed for only about two weeks.

   He was born November 20, 1857, his birthplace being a few rods from his late home.  His parents were James O. and Elizabeth Roys Dodge.

   In 1876 he graduated with honors from Oxford Academy.  He then taught in the schools of the village and surrounding districts for several years before settling on his grandfather's farm where he lived for more than 55 years.

   He married Addie L. Stork of Coventry, October 21, 1884.  They had one daughter, Elizabeth.  He was a thorough farmer, as the condition of his fields still show.  In business his integrity was beyond reproach.

   As long as his strength permitted he was actively engaged in church and mission work.  He united with the Congregational church of Oxford about the year 1873.  During the pastorate of Rev. Howard Billman he became interested in the Free Will Baptist church at East Oxford which was then closed.  Services there were reorganized and he served as superintendent of the Sunday School for about 14 years.

   A great many young men had been in the employ during the more than half a century of farming.  His influence over these boys was always for good.

   He is survived by his wife and daughter.

   The funeral was held at his late home Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended.  Rev. Howard Dellar, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated.  Interment was in the family plot in Riverview Cemetery.  The bearers were:  Chester Stork, Lynn Stork, Hirman Howland, Lynn Howland, Arthur Crandall and Leslie Bowers.

   Relatives and friends attending from out of town were:  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nichols of Utica, Elbert and Emmett Roys of Naples, Mrs. Grover Hamilton of Coventry, Mrs. Alton Clarke, Miss Marion Roys, Mrs. Kermit Dicks, Joseph and Clyde Hitchcock of Bainbridge, Irving McNitt of Arkport.

   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bresee and Miss Isabel Banner of Hartwick, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mulford and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bromley of Binghamton, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Stork of Johnson City, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stork of March, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stratton of New York, Mrs. Joseph Zuber of Fort Scott, Kan.

   Frank Zuber, Mrs. W. B. Gifford, Miss Anna Gifford, Mrs. Ray I. Smith, Mrs. Homer Padgett, Mrs. Jennie Scott, Mrs. Charles Willis and Mrs. William Coman of Norwich.

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ADDIE L. DODGE

SERVICES TUESDAY AT SEYMOUR FUNERAL HOME

(SEPTEMBER 26, 1953)

   Mrs. Loyal I. Dodge died at the Bida Nursing Home Saturday evening after a short illness.  She was born in Coventry on January 18, 1867, the daughter of Francis Russell and Eliza Ann (Japhet) Stork.

   She was a student at Oxford Academy and taught school near her home until her marriage.  As long as she was able she was actively engaged in the church work of the Congregational Church of Oxford of which she was a member, and at the Basswood Church at East Oxford.

   The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Gardner; two nieces, Mrs. Harris Skinner of Nevada, Mo. and Mrs. Joseph Bromley of Tunnel; two nephews, Chester B. Stork of Oxford and Lynn A. Stork of Union.

   The funeral was held from the Seymour Funeral Home Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. G. Stanley Keast officiating.

   Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.  The bearers were; Hiram Howland, Lynn Howland, Herman Adams, Frank Hofmann, Robert Stafford and Kenneth Carroll.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

LESTER C. FAIRCHILD

(1941)

   Lester C. Fairchild, aged 82, died at his home in Greene, Tuesday morning, February 25, after a long illness.

   Mr. Fairchild was born in Knoxville, Pa., February 12, 1859, but came to Greene about 50 years ago.  On April 13, 1892, he married Serelia Fernalld of McDonough.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. I. C. Estes, and following the marriage in the parsonage at McDonough, the young couple drove to Greene where they began housekeeping and where they have since made their home.

   Mr. Fairchild was a manufacturer of brooms and continued this work in a small factory near his home until about ten years ago.  He was a member of the Congregational church, and had many friends in the community.

   Funeral services were held at his late home, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. W. L. Wood of the Congregational church, officiated.  The body was placed in the vault for burial in McDonough later.

   Mr. Fairchild is survived by his wife, Serelia, three half-brothers, L. G. Fairchild of Crookton, Minn., G. L. Fairchild and Cecil Fairchild, both of Binghamton, and one half-sister Mrs. E. A. Lamb of McDonough.

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MRS. ELVENA E. FLEMING

(1923)

   Mrs. Elvena E. Fleming, widow of the late Millard Fleming, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Race, Tuesday, July 31, aged 61 years.

   Mrs. Fleming was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shapley and was born in Oxford.  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. A. gates, will be held at the home of James Race this Friday morning at 10 o'clock.  Burial in Riverview cemetery.

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EMELINE C. FROST

(AUG. 5, 1929)

   Mrs. Emeline C. Frost, widow of the late Winfield Frost, died at her home on Merchant street at 9 o'clock Monday morning following a stroke suffered at 3 o'clock the same morning.  She was 79 years old.

   Mrs. Frost was born at Smithville Flats June 12, 1850, the daughter of William and Hannah Dolan.  When a young woman her parents moved to McDonough where she met and was united in marriage with Mr. Frost on December 20, 1871.  About 30 years ago they moved to Oxford where they have since made their home.

   Mr. Frost passed away in 1925.  Mrs. Frost has been an invalid for the past three years.  She had suffered two shocks during that time.  Mrs. Frost was a member of the Congregational church.

   She is survived by one son, Arthur W. Frost, of Philadelphia, and two grandsons, Daniel A. Frost, of the U. S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands, and Charles E. Frost, of Chenango Bridge.  The funeral was held yesterday at two o'clock in the Congregational chapel with the Rev. John M. Chambers officiating.  Burial was made in Riverview cemetery.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

THE REV. E. G. W. ESTLOW

(JUNE 14, 1946)

   The Rev. E. G. W. Estlow, 65, of Preston, formerly of Windsor, died in the Binghamton City Hospital, Friday noon.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. M. Rachel Estlow of Preston; two sons, Willis L. Estlow of Woodlynne, N. J., and Edward W. Estlow of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Lorena Mae Estlow, a student at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio; four grandchildren; a brother, F. Tilden Estlow of Wells Mills, N. J.  The body was removed to the Wood Memory Chapel, Windsor, where friends may call after 11 a. m. today and until 12 o'clock noon (D. S. T.) Sunday, at which time it will lie-in-state until time of funeral services at 4 p. m. Sunday.

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MRS. LEONA EATON

(SEPT. 30, 1941)

   Mrs. Leona Eaton, 57, died at Preston Tuesday night.  Funeral services will be held at the Seymour Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. F. L. Anderson will officiate and burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

   Mrs. Eaton was born April 29, 1884 at North Colesville, the daughter of Henry and Samantha Taylor Eaton.  She had lived in the vicinity of Oxford for many years.

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A. SMITH EDDY

(MAY 5, 1929)

    A. Smith Eddy, a resident of this village for the past 15 years, and one of the two remaining veterans of the Civil War in Oxford, died at his home on State Street Sunday morning after an illness of several months.  Mr. Eddy has suffered from stomach trouble for over two years, but his condition had not been serious until Christmas.  He was 83 years old.

   Mr. Eddy was born near Brisben, the son of Charles C. and Amy Stephens Eddy on September 17, 1845.  When he was a small boy his parents moved to McDonough where he spent a large portion of his life.

   In 1864 he enlisted in Company C. 8th New York Volunteer Cavalry and served until the close of the war.  During the rest of his life he was an active member of the G. A. R.

   On November 4, 1868, he was united in marriage with Miss Frankie Slater of Preston, and they observed their 60th wedding anniversary last year when a family dinner was given.  For a number of years they engaged in farming in McDonough and about 40 years ago they spent a few years in this village, returning to the farm, where they resided until 1915, when they bought their home on State street.

   In 1917 Mr. Eddy's son, Hartwell Eddy, located in Oxford and opened a garage, and since that time, until a few weeks ago, he had been active in the work there.

   Mr. Eddy was a progressive and prosperous farmer.  Throughout his years on the farm he always maintained the best equipment and took much pride in his farming.

   He was one of the pioneer automobilists in the county and purchased a car in 1902 when there were only two in Norwich, one in this village and none in Greene.  He was a staunch Republican and a member of the William A. Miles Post, G. A. R., of McDonough.

   He is survived by his widow, Frankie A., one son, Hartwell Eddy, and two grandsons, Augustus and Robert Eddy, of Oxford, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Orr of Manistique, Mich.

   The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with the Rev. H. E. Weavers of the M. E. Church officiating.  Burial was made in Riverview cemetery.

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FANNIE DUNNING FUNERAL THURSDAY

(Dec. 18, 1949)

   Mrs. Fannie dunning, 78, died Sunday in Binghamton.

   Mrs. Dunning, the widow, of Leelan Dunning, was born in Greene, May 9, 1871, the daughter of Jerome and Harriet Nevins Dalton.  Her early life was passed there.  For many years she operated a gift shop in Fair Street, Norwich.

   She is survived by two brothers, Alvin Dalton of Coventry and Oriel Dalton of Afton.

   The body was removed to the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford where funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 with the Rev. George Becker officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

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FUNERAL OF MRS. DALTON TO BE HELD SATURDAY

(1942)

   Blanche M. Dalton, wife of Alvin Dalton, died at her home in Coventry, Wednesday morning, November 18.  She was born April 21, 1889, the daughter of George H. Hamilton and Sophia C. Fiske Hamilton, and had spent most of her life in that community.  She was a member of the Methodist church, chairman of the local Red Cross organization, Democratic committee chairman, and an active member of the Grange.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Grover Hamilton of Coventry, and James Hamilton of Sherburne.

   The funeral will be held in the Methodist church at Coventry, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. James G. Rice pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview cemetery, Oxford.

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JAMES DOLAN

Veteran of Civil War Resident of Oxford for Many Years, Dies at His home in Binghamton

(1921)


    James Dolan, a former resident of this village, died at his home in Binghamton Thursday, April 7, in the 78th year of his age.

   Mr. Dolan was the son of William and Hannah Tower Dolan and was born in Ireland September 7, 1842.  In about the year 1847 the family moved to this country and Mr. Dolan's father bought a farm in Smithville where James grew to young manhood.  When the Civil War broke out he felt the call to support his country and enlisted in the 10th N. Y. Cavalry Co. K.  He served faithfully and took part in many battles among them Gettysburg.  He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

   Mr. Dolan made his home in Oxford for many years, but for the last twenty-five years he has resided in Binghamton.  His wife, whose maiden name was Ida Colman, a resident of McDonough, at the time of their marriage, died in that city in October 1900.  He had a great many friends in this village and is remembered by his kindly deeds and his love for dumb animals.  He is survived by his two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Frost and Mrs. H. A. Evans of this village.

   A prayer service was held at his home on Saturday night and his body was brought to Oxford Sunday morning.  Funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Frost on Merchant Street, conducted by Rev. J. M. Chambers.  Burial was made in Riverview Cemetery.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

MRS. LULU M. FRITTS

(1962)

   Mrs. Lulu M. Fritts, 83 Greene Street, Oxford, died at the Bida Convalescent Home, Oxford on February 14.  She was the widow of Erwin Fritts.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leta Cady, Oxford; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Alvin Hill, Greene; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

   The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford, the Rev. J. Leonard Raker officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, at a later date.

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MRS. JOHN R. GLOVER DIES AT GREENWICH

Resident of Oxford for 48 Years Passes Away at Home of Daughter

(1928)

   Mrs. Lillie Henstock Glover, daughter of Samuel and Annie Henstock and widow of John R. Glover died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Aaron B. Gates, 12 Havemeyer Place, Greenwich, Connecticut, Saturday March 17 at the age of 65 years.

   She had been in failing health for about a year and has been tenderly cared for by her son and daughter, James Glover of this village and Mrs. Annie Gates of Greenwich, Connecticut.  About a month ago it was thought best to take her to her daughter's home at Greenwich where her son-in-law, who is a doctor, could look after her and where too the entire family could be together.  She stood the trip well, but failed rapidly thereafter until death took place Saturday.

   Mrs. Glover was born at Montrose, Pennsylvania, and lived there until the age of 18 when she was married to John R. Glover of Oxford, May 19, 1880.  Since her marriage she has lived in Oxford.

   Mr. Glover will be remembered as a former attorney of Oxford who served 11 years in the state legislature as reading clerk.  He died in Brooklyn December 21, 1912.

   Mrs. Glover was a kind and devoted mother who was always working for the welfare of her children.  She was a faithful communicant of St. Paul's Church of this village and a loved and respected woman of the community.

   The body was brought to the home on Washington Park Sunday afternoon where the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. H. C. Whedon, rector of St. Paul's Church officiating.  Burial was made in Riverview cemetery.

   She is survived by one son and one daughter, James W. Glover of Oxford, and Mrs. Annie H. Gates of Greenwich, Connecticut.

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DR. EUGENE CASEY

(NOV. 2, 1940)

   Dr. Eugene Casey, 69, osteopathic physician in Binghamton for nearly 30 years and a former resident of this village, died Saturday afternoon at his home, 45 Clarke street, after a long illness.  Dr. Casey had been in ill health since 1936, when he retired from active practice.

   Following graduation from New Milford High School, he entered the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada and was graduated with the degree of V. S.  He opened his veterinary practice in New Milford but later moved to Oxford, where he practiced 10 years.  He later attended the American School of Osteopathy in Missouri, from which he was graduated in 1906.  Soon after graduation he opened an office in Binghamton.

   He is survived by his widow, two daughters, four sons and one sister.

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ADDIE M. CHURCH

(MAY 19, 1941)

   Mrs. Addie M. Church, aged 76, widow of Edward Church, passed away early Monday morning at the home of her son, Leon G. Church at Tyner, after a protracted illness with organic heart disease.

   Mrs. Church was born at Smithville, March 25, 1865, the daughter of Peter G. and Ruth Soule Sharpe.  Her entire life was passed in the town of Smithville with the exception of a few years in Oxford.  Her husband died many years ago.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Seymour Funeral Home.  The Rev. I. J. Beckwith of Norwich officiated and burial was in Sylvan Lawn cemetery, Greene.

   Besides the son, she is survived by a sister, Jennie Thurber of Oxford; a brother, LeRoy Sharpe of Tyner and several grandchildren.

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MRS. CUMMINGS FATALLY INJURED EARLY SUNDAY

Woman Pinned Under Overturned Car on Tyner Road

(Dec. 19, 1943)

   Mrs. John Cummings, of Oxford R. D. 1, died at the Chenango Memorial Hospital about five o'clock Sunday morning from injuries received in an automobile accident when the car in which she was riding, driven by her son, Glenn Cummings, turned over in the highway pinning her underneath. She sustained fractures of the right hip, fractures of both bones in the left leg below the knee, punctured bladder and crushed pelvis.  Dr. Mayhew attended the victim.

   Occupying the automobile with Mrs. Cummings were her son, Glenn, 31, driver of the car, and the latter's wife, Theodora, 30.  The son suffered from shock, body bruises and a cut on the back of the head, while his wife sustained body bruises and abrasions of one cheek.

   The accident happened at 12:15 Sunday morning on the Tyner road while the party was en route to their home only a short distance away.  The car had reached a point in the road about 200 feet from the intersection with the highway near Mill Brook tea room, when apparently the right front wheel of the machine locked, causing the car to tip over.  Mrs. Cummings was thrown from the machine on the first roll and when the car tipped over half way she became pinned under the left running board.

   Undersheriff Frank J. Machio and Deputy John Halpin, who were engaged in an investigation of the accident on the Oxford road, were notified of the Tyner wreck and also conducted an investigation there.

   Floyd Wackford, Arthur Button, Raymond Gordon and H. W. Browning assisted in getting Mrs. Cummings from underneath the car.

   Mrs. Cummings was born in Greene, March 30, 1883, the daughter of James A. Niles and Emma Bixby Niles.

   She is survived by her husband, John E. Cummings, two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Burton and Mrs. Nina Woods; two sons, Glen and Floyd Cummings; one sister, Mrs. Anna May Stafford; all of Oxford; also two brothers, Elmer Niles of Oxford and Arthur Niles of Greene.

   The funeral was held from the Seymour Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Irving J. Beckwith officiating.  Burial in Riverview cemetery.

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DANIEL B. COWLES

(August 31, 1942)

   Daniel B. Cowles, for many years an Oxford merchant and member of the firm of Loomis and Cowles, who conducted a general store here, died at the home of his nephew, George Graves, on the Chenango Lake road, Norwich, early Monday morning.

   Mr. Cowles was 79 years old August 22, and was born in Smithville Center.  He was in business in Oxford for 31 years.  In 1884 he began as clerk for F. L. Perkins, a dry goods merchant and remained with him for six years.  He afterwards became associated with Burdett H. Loomis under the firm name of Loomis & Cowles which continued in business until 1911 when Mr. Loomis sold out to Mr. Cowles and he continued until 1916 when he closed out the business.

   Mr. Cowles was village treasurer for several years and was also a member of the Niagara Hose Company.

   He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Emma Graves of Norwich; a brother, G. William Cowles of Oxford, also several nieces and nephews.

   Services are to be held at the Bresse Funeral Home, Norwich at 2 o'clock today with burial in Riverview cemetery.

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HORACE H. CORBIN

(1940)

   Horace H. Corbin, aged 58 years, son of the late Don and Mary Coville Corbin, died suddenly, Tuesday, November 26, in New York City following a shock.

   Mr. Corbin was born in Oxford April 8, 1882.  He graduated from Oxford Academy in the class of 1901, and later from Cornell University college of engineering.

   He resided at 234 Pelton Ave., Staten Island and was a civil engineer employed by the city of New York.

   He was united in marriage to Miss Lunette Dexter, of Providence, R. I., who with one son, Horace Jr. survives.  He is also survived by one sister, Miss Virginia Corbin of Amarillo, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

   The funeral was held Friday night at his home in Staten Island and the body brought to Oxford Saturday morning for burial in Riverview Cemetery.  Dr. H. F. Deller, officiated.

   Mrs. Corbin and son, Horace and brother, Lewis Dexter, of Providence, R. I., accompanied the body to Oxford.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

HARLAN CRANDALL

   Harlan Crandall died at his home in Roosevelt, Long Island, July 16, 1920, aged 72 years.  He was the son of the late John and Marcia Bliven Crandall and was born in the town of German and lived there some years.  He enlisted in the Civil War at the age of 17 years and served the North until severely wounded.  After the war he went to New York city and was employed for many years by Lord & Taylor, later entering the real estate business.  He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Kate Williams of New York, one son, Harlan, Jr., one daughter, Miss Kate Crandall and several grandchildren, all of Roosevelt.  He also leaves one brother, Morillo Crandall of Smithville and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Hotchkiss of Oxford.
MRS. WILLIAM GASTEN

(NOV. 27, 1955)

   Mrs. Maud Hill Gasten, 87, widow of William Gasten, died early Sunday at the W. R. C. Home.

   Mr. and Mrs. Gasten were former residents of Norwich and at one time lived in what is now the Seymour funeral Home here in Oxford.

   She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert Merithew of White Plains, and a son, Robert Gasten of Cortland.

   The body was removed to the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Lloyd S. Charters and Rev. F. F. Haworth officiating.  Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

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ANOTHER OBITUARY:

WILLIAM GASTEN

(1941)

   William Gasten, 74, former resident of Oxford, passed away at the Chenango Memorial Hospital at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, April 17.  Six weeks ago he sustained a serious fall in which he received a hip fracture.

   Mr. Gasten was born in Brooklyn, July 3, 1866, but had been a resident of this section for more than 30 years.  When he first came to Oxford he purchased the Miller property, now the Seymour Funeral Homes, and resided there until he moved to Norwich several years ago.

   Mr. Gasten was considered an expert bridge player and often participated in tournaments with success.  He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Norwich, the Norwich Lodge of Elks, the Norwich Club and was a former member of the Canasawacta County Club.

   His active years were spent in the legal profession.  He married Maude Hill, who survives him together with one daughter, Mrs. Robert Merithew of Manchester, Conn.; a son Robert Gasten of Johnson City and a grandson, Coleman Merithew of Manchester, Conn.

   Funeral services were held Saturday at the Seymour Funeral Home here.  The Rev. L. S. Charters officiated and burial was made in Riverview cemetery.  Bearers were Van Estelow, Mat Boname, Maurice Ireland and Van Burchard.

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