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151 BIOGRAPHY: WILLIAM H. BECK was born April 9, 1852, in Liberty township, Montour county, and there re­ceived his early education in the public schools, also attending the Franklin select school for one term, during the period it was taught by Charles Lesher. He was also a student at the Milton high school. For a time he was employed as clerk in the general store of Heinen & Schreyer, after which he took a course at the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and on his return to Milton entered the employ of the Adams Express Company. He was engaged by that com­pany as driver four years, at the end of that time being promoted to the agency, which he held for five years. In 1881 he resigned to accept a position as bookkeeper in the establishment of S. J. Shimer & Sons, with which concern, one of the most important in Milton, he has since been as­sociated. A year after entering the employ of the firm he was sent, upon the death of the father of George and Samuel J. Shimer, to Northampton county to superintend the construction of a new plant, remaining there one year. Upon the completion of the plant he returned to Milton, where he took charge of the order department, in this capacity traveling widely for the firm. In 1903, when a corporation was formed without change of name, Mr. Beck was elected secretary, which position he has since filled. He has proved a valuable member of the corporation, the condi­tion of whose business has a material bearing on the well-being of the borough.

In various relations outside of business Mr. Beck has proved a useful citizen, his aid and in­fluence counting for much in the promotion of many desirable local enterprises. For six years he was a member of the Milton borough council, and as an active worker in the councils of his party, the Republican, he has assisted in securing cred­itable candidates for local offices, having served as committeeman and as borough chairman. For years he was a prominent member of the Luther­an Church, which he served as deacon, trustee and financial secretary, superintendent of the Sun­day school and teacher of the Bible class, extend­ing his Sunday school work to activity in the County Sunday School Association, of which he was recording and corresponding secretary, and is still a member of the executive committee. He now attends the Presbyterian church where he teaches the men's Bible class. For a number of years Mr. Beck was district president of the Y. M. C. A., his district embracing Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Lycoming, Montour and Colum­bia counties, and he was also president of the local organization. Fraternally he unites with the Royal Arcanum and for six years was district deputy grand regent.

Mr. Beck married Anna M. Angstadt, who was born Nov. 28, 1850, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Eckbert) Angstadt, and died Aug. 23, 1891; she is interred in Harmony cemetery, at Milton. Three daughters were born to this union: Lottie, who is married to Walter J. Nail and has one son, William; Lulu J., who is at home; and Elenora E., now a student at Wilson Seminary. 
BECK, William H. (I487)
152 Biography: William Shields was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1776, and was married in the Old Country to Mary Thompson, also a native of Ireland, born in the same year. She was a sister of James Thompson, a noted scholar, who was at one time president of Belfast Institution, now known as Queen's College, Belfast. William Shields and his wife crossed the Atlantic in 1805, and settled in Buffalo Valley, Union Co., Penn., where he followed the weaver's trade for many years, his death occurring in 1858. His wife died March 6, 1853. They had a large family, of whom only three survived infancy, viz.: James, Ellen, married to Andrew Magee, who died in 1876; and Catherine, who married Robert Strayhorn, and is at present residing in California. SHIELDS, William (I5880)
153 BIOGRAPHY: Rev. H. U. Rahn Completes Fifty-five Years As Minister (1942) The Rev H. U. Rahn, who was pastor of St. John's Evangelical Church at Casco seven years and four months, preached his farewell sermon last Sunday and this week moved his household goods to Edwardsville, Ill., where he will make his home with his daughter and son-in-law.

There are some interesting facts to relate with reference to Rev. Rahn's career as a minister over a period of 55 years. When the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination as a minister of the Evangelical and Reformed Church was observed at Casco July 18, 1937, it was pointed out that in a half century devoted to serving six congregations, Rev. Rahn missed only one Sunday preaching service on account of Illness, and he was absent from only one annual district conference. In the 55 years, he baptized almost 1,500 children, confirmed over 900 confirmands, married over 635 couples, and conducted over 720 funeral services, besides preaching several thousand sermons.

One of Five Generations The Rev. Rahn, who is nearly 79 years old, was born in Gasconade County August 30, 1863. He is one of the fifth generation of the Rahn family, who have continuously carried on the vocation of the ministry for the last 233 years. Three of them served in the cause of Christ's Kingdom in Switzerland, and the last two (missing).

Rev. Rahn is one of five children born to his parents. His mother died when he was only ten years old, and at the age of fifteen his father died, the children becoming orphans. After completing his studies in school, he received his preparation for the ministry at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill., and the Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, being a graduate of both institutions.

The Rev. Rahn began preaching at Zion's Evangelical Church at Ursa, Ill., and remained there five years. From there he went to the Evangelical Church at O'FalIon, Ill., and preached nine years. He served next as pastor of Eden Evangelical Church at Edwardsville, Ill., for twenty-four years; at St. John's Church, Evansville, Ill, two years; at St. John's Church, Bellefontaine, St. Louis County, nine years, and at the St. John's Evangelical Church at Casco over seven years. During his ministry he was president of the Illinois Pastoral Conference, member of the first Synodical Sunday School Board, president of the South Illinois District, member of the board of directors of Hoyleton, Ill., Orphanage, member of the Board of Home Missions eight years, member of the Board of Religious Education, and member of the Board of Trustees of Eden Theological Seminary. He was also a delegate to five consecutive general conferences.

Came In 1935 Since coming to Casco in April, 1935, Rev. Rahn published several booklets in the interest of the congregation. The first was the history of the congregation after it was decided Nov. 20, 1935, to build a new church. Another was issued when the new church was dedicated Oct. 18, 1936, and when the congregation was 88 years old. Then followed a brochure dealing with the golden anniversary of the minister, July 17, 1937. The fourth publication dealt with the 90th anniversary of the congregation observed on August 14, 1930. Rev. and Mrs. Rahn celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on October 17, 1938. Mrs. Rahn died May10, 1939.

On April 23, 1939, the Parsonage occupied by Rev. Rahn at Casco burned to the ground with all its contents. The parsonage was built In 1907 and was 32 years old. Two weeks after the fire, the congregation decided to build a new parsonage and it was dedicated Dec. 10, 1939.

Regret His Departure The people of Casco very much regretted to see Rev. Rahn leave, but being left alone at Casco since the death of his wife and the recent marriage of his daughter, who will live at Edwardsville, they readily realized the situation confronting their beloved pastor and peacefully granted his release and wished him God's blessing.

Although almost 80 years old, Rev. Rahn is in good health and high in spirit. He has lost no energy and enthusiasm in carrying on his wife's labor of love. His physical fitness has been well preserved, and his mental faculties have been undisturbed. He has a good word for everyone with whom he has come in contact. Trials and tribulations along the pathway of life have left no scars on his genial and pleasing personality. No one has made a more lasting and affectionate friendship than Rev. Rahn. 
RAHN, Rev. Herman Ulrich (I5586)
154 BIOGRAPHY: Gertrude married Garnett Spindell against her father's objections. She was 32 years old and what would have been considered an old maid at the time. Her father disowned her and insisted all her siblings do the same. They had two children when Garnett died. The children were sent to foster homes because none of Gertrude's siblings would take them.
CADWALLADER, Gertrude Hammond (I634)
155 BIOGRAPHY: Seth Cadwallader was born in Horsham, Bucks County, PA on October 11, 1796. He was the son of Abel and Ann Cadwallader. He moved to Milton, PA as a young man. His first cousin once removed, Mary Cadwallader had married Seth Iredell in 1795. They moved to Milton in the early 1800s where Seth Iredell had a mill and was President of the first Milton Bank. The records say that Seth Cadwallader started in the mercantile business in Milton in 1812. Since he would have been only sixteen years old at that time, it seems likely that he went to Milton to work for his cousin Seth Iredell and that Iredell later helped Seth start his own business.

Seth married Elizabeth Hammond of Milton in 1824. They had ten children, but only four of them lived to be adults, and one of those died at 22.

Seth Cadwallader did well in business. He was a prosperous merchant. He retired in 1854 after forty-two years in the merchantile business. His son Albert was also a merchant in Milton, but Albert was only thirteen when his father retired and could not have taken over the business from him.

Seth Cadwallader died in Milton on August 24, 1863. His wife Elizabeth died June 3, 1880. They are buried together with six of their children in the Milton Cemetery. 
156 Biography: Adam played the trumpet and guitar, and enjoyed playing with his son Jimmy, who played guitar and piano. FREDERICKS, Adam Henry (I214)
157 Biography: He was one of five brothers who came to Berks County, PA, from the River Rhine in Germany, of whom three were generals and two captains. HILL, Johannes Jacob (I4511)
158 BIOGRAPHY: He worked at various things when he was young, but spent most of his life as a farmer. David married Etta Longshore, of Newtown, Bucks Co., PA. Etta was a schoolteacher and was teaching in Upper Providence when she met David. They had one daughter, Emma Longshore.

David and his family lived on the Upper Providence farm, where they occupied one side of the house and his parents the other side. Since his father, Edwin E. Worrell, was 69 years old when David married, it is probable that David operated the farm until it was sold in 1913. At that time, David bought a farm near Davisville in Bucks Co., PA, which was nearer to Etta's home, and moved his family there.

David sold the Davisville farm after World War II and bought a house and small tract of land in Richboro, which was nearer to where his daughter Emma lived. He died there on October 31, 1958 at the age of 85. His widow Etta then went to live with her daughter Emma in Newtown. 
WORRELL, David Yarnall (I5691)
159 BIOGRAPHY: James Hooven was born on the 30th of March, 1808, in Chester County, and when a youth removed with his parents to Upper Merion township, where he became a pupil of the neighboring district school, but under the watchful care of his mother acquired a more thorough rudimentary education. He early cultivated a habit of study and reflection, was a skillful translator from the German and purposed devoting him to a literary career. Circumstances, however, influenced this termination and developed as successful a man of business as would otherwise have adorned the field of literature. At the age of fourteen he entered a country store located at King of Prussia, in the same township, and in 1830 embarked in business with a partner, remaining thus engaged for two years, when Norristown became his home. Here he formed a co-partnership with Dr. George W. Thomas, and was for seven years interested in mercantile ventures. The business of lime-burning next occupied his attention until 1846, when he sought a wider field of operation, and, in company with Mordecai R. Moore, erected a rolling-mill which still operates. In 1870 he extended his manufacturing interests by the erection of a blast furnace, and filter of a pipe-mill. In 1864 he was elected president of the First National Bank of Norristown, which office he still fills. He was also the first president of the Stony Creek Railroad. Mr. Hooven was, in 1833, married to Miss Emeline Henry, of Evansburg, Pa. He was a second time married, in 1874, to Helen Cushman, of Norristown. Mr. Hooven was formerly a Whig in his political predilections and subsequently became a Republican, though never in the arena of politics. He was among the earliest advocates of the doctrine of abolition, and the stanch protector and friend of the escaped slave, who found a safe abiding place under his hospitable roof. Mr. Hooven was a delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1860, and aided by his vote in the nomination of Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency. He is a supporter of and pew-holder in the Protestant Episcopal Church of Norristown, though exercising a kindly toleration toward all religious denominations.
HOOVEN, James Ekron (I6363)
160 Biography: James Shields, who was born in 1804, was a native of Ireland. He was reared in Buffalo Valley, attending first the local schools, later the academy at Mifflinburg, and then began an apprenticeship to the blacksmith's trade. An injury which crippled his arm caused that work to be abandoned, and after a course at Mifflinburg Academy he engaged in teaching. Having a natural talent for mechanics he later became a gunsmith, then a chairmaker, and finally a cabinetmaker, and he also followed wagonmaking successfully. In religion he was a Presbyterian, while politically he affiliated with the Republican party.

He was married in Union County to Miss Esther Lucas, who was born September 20, 1807, and died September 6, 1853; his own death occurred March 24, 1864. Of six children, four lived to adult age: (1) William (2) Mary Ann, who married John Irvin, and died February 2, 1892, leaving two children - Jennie G. and William L.; (3) Nancy E., born January 27, 1845, married R. Wesley Harris; and (4) Hannah C., born March 20, 1847, died single November 12, 1891. 
SHIELDS, James (I5323)
161 Colonel John Kelly - Colonel Kelly died on the 18th of February, aged eighty-eight.
The following sketch of him is taken from an address made by James
Merrill, Esquire, on the 8th of April, 1835, when the monument,
purchased by his relatives, was put in position with public ceremony.
Colonel John Kelly was born in Lancaster county, in this State,
in February, 1744. After the purchase from the Indians of 1768,
and before the opening of the land office in 1769, he came to Buffalo
Valley, then a part of Berks county. Here he suffered all the
hardships and privations, which are inseparable upon the first settlement
of a new country. He was tall, about six feet two inches in
height, vigorous and muscular, with his body so inured to labor as
to be almost insensible to fatigue, and a mind so accustomed to dangers,
that dangers ceased to alarm. In the prime of manhood, and
in the vigor of health, with inteUigence to understand correct principles,
and with firmness to adhere to them, it may well be supposed
that he took a commanding position among his fellows. He was a
captain, and a major at twenty-seven years of age, and when his
country called on her sons to save her from the fangs of a tyrant,
he was ready. At the very darkest period of the revolutionary war,
when all was lost, but honor and hope, and when hope was almost
buried in despair, in the fall of 1776, he volunteered to assist in the
protection of New Jersey. He was present at Trenton, when the
Hessians surrendered, and assisted in that most masterly movement
on Princeton, by which the chain of communications of the enemy
was broken, all their plans deranged, and their army compelled to
return to New York and its neighborhorhood, and to leave New Jersey
free to avenge her wrongs. When we consider the depression of public
spirit, how public confidence in the final success of our cause was shaken
by the battle of Long Island, and the losses of Fort Washington and
Lee, with most of our military stores ; when we consider that at one time
the American army numbered less than two thousand men, we would 
KELLY, Col. John (I4911)
162 Daughter Of Only Victim Of Great Milton Fire Dies

Miss Minerva Angeny, 89, former resident of Milton, died last evening at the home of her nieces, the Misses Ellen and Charlotte Shields, at Lewisburg, with whom she had resided for many years.

Miss Angeny was born June 26, 1852, at new Columbia, the eighth daughter of the late Abraham and Leah Fretz Angeny. All of her immediate family, including one brother, preceded her in death.

Early in her life miss Angeny's family moved to Milton, where the deceased lived for many years, followed the tailoring profession and cared for her mother, who was widowed in 1880, her husband having been the only victim of the great Milton fire. Mrs. Angeny and daughter went to Lewisburg in 1894 to reside with another daughter, the late Mrs. William Shields, and since that time Miss Angeny made her home there, although she served as companion and assistant in a number of homes.

She had long been an active member of the Baptist church, first in Milton and at the time of her death in Lewisburg.

Surviving are 19 nieces and nephews and many grand-nieces and nephews, including members of the Hill, Hatfield and Shields families.

Funeral services will be held at the late home, 240 N. Third St., Lewisburg, on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. James B. Ostergren, pastor of the first Baptist Church at Lewisburg, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Edward Junkin, of the Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery here. 
ANGENY, Mary Minerva (I176)
163 David Hammond - Deed Poll to George Hammond:

To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Whereas on application, a warrant was granted to me and in my name dated the eighth day of November one thousand seven hundred & eighty five, for 108 acres and one half of land on the waters of the Muddy Run, adjoining lands claimed by Robert Moody, Reuben Haines and others. Now know ye that for and in consideration of the sum of 106 pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania to me in hand paid by George Hammond as well as other good services to me, by him rendered, at and before the sealing and delivery thereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained sold released and confirmed, and by these presents do grant bargain sell release and confirm, unto the said George Hammond, his heirs and assigns, all my estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of, in, to, or out of the said tract of land containing 108 acres & the usual allowance of six percent. Together with all and singular the rights, members of the appurtenances, thereunto belonging, and the revisions and remainders, rents issues and profits thereof to have and to hold, the said tract of land and premises hereby granted, bargained, and sold or intended to be with the appurtenances unto the said George Hammond, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said George Hammond, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said David Hammond and his heirs, the said hereby granted premises, unto the said George Hammond his heirs and assigns against him said David Hammond and his heirs, and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under, him, them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend the same. In witness whereof the parties do hereby set their hands and seals, this first day of November in the Year of our Lord 1800. D. Hammond [seal] signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, Robert Giffen, Jn. Tietsworth. Received the day of the foregoing indenture 106 pounds being paid in full consideration on a beforementioned. D. Hammond ____ Jn. Tietsworth ____ Northumberland County. This first day of November 1800 personally came David Hammond before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and acknowledged the foregoing indenture to be his act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such. Witness my hand and seal this day and year.
Jn. Tietsworth [seal] Recorded the 29th day of April 1802. Jere. Simpson Record 
HAMMOND, George (I79)

David John Jenkins, one of Milton's highly respected and influential citizens, died last evening about 7 o'clock in the Williamsport City Hospital. His death followed a long illness with a complication of diseases.

Mr. Jenkins was born in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Great Britain, on March 28, 1866. His parents, in company with many other iron workers, brought him to the United States when he was but a small boy, and they settled in Milton. He practically grew up in the rolling mill at the lower end of town. Left an orphan in his teens by the early death of both his father and mother, he worked for an education and in 1892 was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca. N. Y. with the distinction in Sigma Xl, the honorary scientific fraternity.

His first employment was at Steelton, Pa., as mechanical engineer at the big steel plant there. While living in Steelton he was united in marriage to Kate Hill, daughter of the late Seth Comly Hill of this place. Mrs. Jenkins died July 28, 1899, and three children survive, as follow: Miss Sarah Alice and John H., of this place, and Herbert L. Jenkins, of New Raymer, Col.

During the Spanish-American War Mr. Jenkins served his country as an ensign on board the U. S. S. Amphitrite. He saw service in Cuba and Puerto Rico. During the World War, he served at the A. E. F. University at Beanne, France, as an instructor in engineering.

During the major portion of his life he was affiliated with the Sewilt-Solvay company, a branch of the present National Aniline and Chemical Company, as maintenance engineer and efficiency expert. His headquarters were in Syracuse, N.Y. He spent years at the plants at Detroit, Michigan; Syracuse, N.Y.; Marcus Hook, Pa., and Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1921 he retired from active business life and spent his last years with his family here.
He was a member-of the Corinthian Lodge No. 240, F. and A. M. of Detroit, Mich., was a thirty-second degree Mason and Shriner and an active Rotarian in the Milton club. He was keenly interested in the establishing of the Milton Public Library and the Otzinachson Country club. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church. At its weekly meeting at noon today the Milton Rotary club held an impressive memorial service. A splendid tribute was paid by State Librarian Fred A. Godcharles, followed by prayer by Rev. John Lentz, while the members and guests stood.

Funeral services will be held from his late home, 220 Center Street, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. A. M. Gregg, of the First Baptist Church. 
JENKINS, David John (I113)

Lieutenant Lafayette Hammond, of the Twenty-third United States Infantry, has died from apoplexy at Fort Yuma.

San Francisco Daily, Alta, California, September 13, 1873 
HAMMOND, Lafayette (I9388)
166 Deed - John H. Vincent,  adm. of Bethuel Vincent, deceased, to Seth Cadwallader:

This indenture made the 31st day of March thousand eight hundred and forty five between John H. Vincent, administrator, de bonis non ad. of Bethuel Vincent, late of the Borough of Milton who died intestate, of the one part, and Seth Cadwallader of the same borough and county of Northumberland of the other part.

Whereas the said Bethuel Vincent, in his lifetime, and at the time of his death was lawfully seized in his demesne as of fee, of and in the following described messuage and lot of ground, situate in the Borough of Milton, aforesaid, bounded and more particularly described as follows viz.: Beginning at a corner post, thence up Broadway south eighty eight degrees east, 186 and three-fourths feet to a corner on Broadway and Elm Street, thence along said Elm St., south seventeen and one-half degrees west one hundred and one-fourth feet to a post, thence by another lot, late of Andrew Straub, now of James P. Sanderson, marked in the general plan of the said town center number one, north seventy five degrees and one half west, one hundred seventy seven and three-fourths feet to a post on Water (Front) Street, thence along said Water St., north fifteen degrees east, 61 feet, to the place of beginning. The said described lot of ground being marked in the general plan of said town North number one with the appurtenances. 
167 Dr. Bowman Found Dead after Blaze
NEW HARTFORD - an investigation into the cause of a fire that killed a 58-year-old doctor yesterday continued last night, Fire Chief Edward Roman said.
Dr. Harry W. Bowman, of 2 Brantwood Road, was found dead in his living room about 7 a.m. by volunteer firefighters. He was alone in the house.
The cause of the blaze, which apparently started in or near a sofa in the living room, is undetermined, Roman said. Dr. Bowman was the fifth person to die in Oneida County this year as a result of a fire.
There was fire and smoke damage in the living room and heat and smoke damage throughout the house. Roman said the fire ate through the flooring of the living room into the cellar.
Dr. Preston R. Clark, Oneida County coroner, rule daccidental death to multiple burns and asphyxiation.
Dr. Bowman was an anesthesiologist at Faxton Hospital, Children's Hospital Home, Utica State Hospital and Marcy State Hospital. He had an office at 250 Genesee St.
Dr. Bowman was born in Syracuse, son of Henry and Ella Hannet Bowman.
He attended Syracuse schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico, receiving a medical degree from the Syracuse University College of Medicine. He interned in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he spent his residency in anesthesiology.
Before coming to Utica nine years ago, Dr. Bowman was director of anesthesiology at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bowman married Florence Cadwallader in 1941.
Dr. Bowman served as battalion tank surgeon in World War II in the European theater.
Dr. Bowman was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a former Senior Warden of the church. He was a member of the American medical Society; the Oneida County medical Society; the Anesthesiology Society of New York; State of New York Medical Society; the Central New York Academy of Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiology.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, James Edward Bowman, of Utica, and Capt. Harry William Bowman, of the Air Force at Hill Air ForceBase, Ogden, Utah.
The funeral will be at 11 tomorrow from the Elwood T. Day Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 
BOWMAN, Harry William M.D. (1) (I1690)
168 From Bell's History of Northumberland Co. 1891: ALBERT CADWALLADER was born in Milton, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1841, was reared and educated in his native town, and was engaged in the grocery and provision business until 1879. October 20 1868, he married Annie L., daughter of Andrew Supplee, of Philadelphia, and by this union they have seven children; Gertrude H.; Austin S.; Seth Iredell; Mary Louisa; Kate E.; Bertha May, and Albert. During the Rebellion he volun­teered in Company A, Third Pennsylvania Militia, and later in Company E, Twenty-eighth Emergency Men, and was afterwards appointed agent for the United States sanitary commission to distribute supplies to the sick and wounded soldiers at the front. In politics he is a Republican, and was elected county treasurer in 1871, the first Republican ever elected to that office in this county. He served five terms as chief burgess of Milton, and has also been a member of the town council. He is secretary and treasurer in the Milton Knitting Factory, and has been a director of the Milton National Bank for several years. Mr. Cadwallader is a member of Henry Wilson Post. G. A. R., and served as quartermaster of the same four years. He and family attend the Presbyterian church. CADWALLADER, Albert (I81)
169 From Bell's History of Northumberland Co., 1891: B. K. HAAG, merchant, was born, January 9, 1817, in Berks county, Pennsylvania, and is a son of John and Mary C. (Knauss) Haag. His edu­cation was received in the subscription and common schools. At the age of twenty-one years he left his father's farm to begin a business life for him­self, his first employment being in the general mercantile store of Geddes, Green & Walls at McEwensville, this county, where he remained four years. Following this were four years' service as a clerk in a general store in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1847 he came to Milton and formed a partnership with T. S. Mackey & Son, under the firm name of Mackey & Haag, dry goods and hardware. At the expiration of two years Mr. Haag withdrew from this connection and joined Montgomery Sweney, and for one year did a general dry goods and grocery business, under the firm title of Sweney & Haag. After one year's association with the concern of Haag & Caldwell, the stock was divided and Mr. Haag kept a store for a period on the present site of the Milton National Bank. In 1853 he established his present hardware and book store, which was conducted under the firm cognomen of Haag & Brown until the panic of 1857, which compelled Mr. Haag to assume all responsibility of the business, and since then he has been alone until joined by his son-in-law, John Buoy. In 1863 he purchased a lot south of his present hardware room, of Elizabeth Miller, and in 1865 erected buildings on the same. In 1875 his business block was burned, rebuilt, and again burned in 1880, and soon after rebuilt the second time. Besides this handsome brick block, he has constructed many dwellings in the town of Milton, including the Hotel Haag, which magnificent structure was erected in 1890 at a cost of over seventy-five thousand dollars, and opened up for business on April 1, 1890. Mr. Haag was married, February 20, 1852, to Sarah Schuck, daughter of Philip and Catharine (Diebert) Schuck. She was born July 19th, 1821 in Union county, Pennsylvania, and to her union with Mr. Haag have been born six children: William A., deceased; Mary E., the wife of John Buoy; Charles H., deceased; Sallie, deceased; Thomas J.; and Hettie, the wife of C. A. Chapin. Mr. Haag was postmaster while at McEwensville and also trustee of school funds at the same place. He was appointed one of the distributing committee of the relief funds after the great fire of 1880. He was a director of the National Bank of Milton from 1865 to 1875. HAAG, Benneville Knauss (I255)
170 From his sister Kathleen: Fred passed away in 1997; we just found out about it last month (January 2007). He was bipolar and alcoholic, and estranged from the family for many years - a case of a good-looking, very intelligent, creative individual who would not stay on his medication or take good care of himself, or stay in touch with his family. Nancy and I were saddened to find out he had died because it was such a waste of potential.
WORRELL, Frederick Strayer (I897)
171 From Mark Leslie: William Houghton Leslie was born July 10, 1932 in Milan, Ohio to William Houghton and Mildred (Wilkinson) Leslie. His father, born in West Africa, had been a teacher and minister. He attended Wheaton College and graduated in 1954 with honors. In 1956 he married Adrienne Andrews, together they had two daughters and two sons.

The same year he became pastor of First Baptist Church in Pekin, Illinois, a position he held for three years. In 1959 he became an assistant pastor at Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, working with Alan Redpath. During this time he began graduate studies in Wheaton College’s Graduate School and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1961.

After his studies were completed he assumed the pastorate of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood, a position he would hold for nearly thirty years. Early in his pastorate he began studies at Northwestern University, receiving a Master of Arts degree in 1965. He was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Northwestern from 1969 to 1970. During this same period, until 1973, Leslie was an Adjunct Instructor at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois.

In 1976, Leslie was granted a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His dissertation was written on the concept of women in the Pauline corpus in light of the social and religious environment of the first century. The following year he served as adjunct instructor at North Park Seminary in Chicago. This began a decade and a half career educating urban pastors, mainly with the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education in Chicago. During this time he also served as an adjunct instructor at Wheaton Graduate School, Ontario Theological Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary.

In 1985 Leslie was elected to Board of Community Renewal Society and served as its president in 1992. He was also U.S. Director for International Urban Associates from 1989 to 1990. Concurrently, until 1993, Leslie was a Senior Associate with Mid-America Leadership Foundation, serving as Director of the Church and Ministry Division.

In June 1993 Leslie married Michelle R. (Santy) Prentice. In August of that year Leslie died of a heart attack.

As senior pastor of LaSalle Street church for 28 years, Dr.William H. Leslie often
struggled to meet the needs of Chicagoans, and over the years, the church
emerged as a model for city ministry. Bill Leslie earned a national reputation for
his work in establishing urban lay ministries, including some set by LaSalle Street
Church and through partnerships with other churches.These ministries include
the Center for Life Skills, the Cabrini Green Legal Aid clinic, LaSalle Young Life
Creative Learning Experience (CYCLE), LaSalle Senior Center, and a $12 million
cooperatively owned, racially mixed housing complex.
Bill Leslie also serve as an executive associate for MidAmerica Leadership
Foundation and was in charge of churches and pastors, and he also led more than
100 pastors in 12 support groups which he established. In addition, he was the
founder of CitiLINC, which today has placed more than 14 thousand volunteers
in Chicago urban ministries.
Sadly, Bill Leslie passed away suddenly in 1994 and in his memory, his family and
friends established the William H. Leslie Memorial Urban Pastor Award to be
presented to an individual or individuals who exemplify the urban and reconciliation
ministry for which Dr. Leslie was known.The recipient will be honored at
a ceremony in the Spring of each year and will receive a $2,000 unrestricted gift. 
LESLIE, William Houghton (I981)
172 From Ruth Chapin Hill: He lived at the SW corner of N Front Street and 5th Street. He was killed in action in WWII in 1945. He and Dick Ammerman were classmates. They both played sports, and when one was president of the class, the other was vice-president. Then they would change places. They were also in the school plays. Durrell was killed within two weeks of Dick, who was in the Navy and lost at sea in the Pacific. Milton mourned their passing. FRYMIRE, Durrell Sober (I9079)
173 From the Will Index of the Register's Office of Northumberland Co Pa at Sunbury Pa.: Estate of Mary Nesbit Cadwallader, will discloses that she gave music lessons, that her husband is still living, but she does not name and gives equally to her three sons, James Cameron, John Murray and Robt Irwin Cadwallader a long list of property given to her by her father when she got married and another list accumulated from her earnings. Dated Jan'y 23, 1878 Probated Sept 17, 1878. MURRAY, Mary Nesbit (I287)
Died Very Suddenly at Harrisburg on Saturday Evening of Heart Failure
And Was Well Known Here - Funeral Takes Place at Philadelphia Tomorrow.

The following from this morning's Harrisburg Patriot will be of interest to Milton people.

The deceased was the brother-in-law of Albert Cadwallader and had a life interest in the Cadwallader property, corner of Front street and Broadway.

After an illness that lasted but one day, James McConkey, special agent on the Philadelphia division of the Pennsylvania railroad, died Saturday evening shortly before ten o’clock at his home, 1709 North Second street. Death was due to heart failure. Although feeling ill, Mr. McConkey was at his offices in the Cumberland Valley building, Fourth and Chestnut streets, on Friday, but on Saturday he remained at home. He was aged sixty-five and is survived by his wife. Mr. McConkey was one of the best known rail men in Harrisburg, having resided here since June 21, 1903, when he was transferred from Philadelphia.

He had been in the service of the Pennsylvania since a boy, having begun his railroad career as an office boy to the late Thomas Gucker, superintendent of the Philadelphia division, the division headquarters at that time being located in Philadelphia. For a number of years he was superintendent of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk division, being located at Cape Charles. Previous to this he was located in Williamsport, and after spending several years at Cape Charles his health began to fail and he returned to Philadelphia and took up the position as chief clerk in the Philadelphia division.
For some time after he was transferred to Harrisburg he also served as chief clerk on the Philadelphia division, but shortly after was made special agent, with jurisdiction over all the agents between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. At the organization of the Philadelphia Division Agents’ Association in 1907 he was elected president, and served in that capacity ever since. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from his late residence, and the services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. George S. Chambers, pastor of the Pine Street Presbyterian church. At noon the body will be taken by Undertaker Ogelsby to Philadelphia for interment. 
MCCONKEY, James (I290)

Executed: 9 November 1818 Recorded: 30 March 1824

In the Name of God amen.

I Henry BECK of Chillisquaque, in the County of Northumberland, being in perfect health and sound in mind, memory and understanding (thanks be to the Almighty God for the same) being mindful of my mortality, do make and constitute this my last will and testament.

First and principally I recommend my immortal spirit to God who gave it, in hopes of a joyful resurrection, and my body to the earth (when it shall please God to separate my soul and body) to be buried decently at the discretion of my Executors, according to the rites of my church. And as to such worldly estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and dispose thereof as follows:

ITEM It is my will, and I do order and direct that all my estate, real and personal, being in Chillisquaque Township and in Northumberland County, shall immediately after my decease, be sold by my Executors, and from the proceeds thereof, all my just debts and funeral expenses paid, Preserving for my dear and beloved wife Mary, the house wherein I now reside, together with as much of the personal property as she may desire for her own conveniency during her natural life, if she should happen to survive me. It being at her will and pleasure to keep said house, or deliver it up to my Executors to be sold with my Real Estate. Also to my dear and beloved wife Margaret I leave and bequeath Thirty pounds of lawful money of this state, year and yearly during her natural life and whatever more might be a wanting to make her comfortable. It is also my will, and I do order and direct that my stock of ready money from notes and bonds together with the proceeds of my estate, real and personal, be put to interest, and the whole remain undivided until after the decease of my wife Margaret; as that period of time.

First I leave and bequeath to my oldest son Henry BECK Five pounds in money of the State of Pennsylvania and forever after my said son Henry is debarred of any other share of my property, real or personal. To my second son George BECK I bequeath 100 Pounds currency. To my third son Thomas BECK I bequeath 100 Pounds. To my oldest daughter Sophia GROSS I bequeath 100 Pounds. To my second daughter Mary GLAZE I bequeath 100 Pounds. To my third daughter Betsy COFFMAN I bequeath 100 Pounds. To my fourth daughter Katherine HILL I bequeath 100 Pounds.

It is further my will and desire, that if after these bequeaths are paid off, that the residue thereof remaining (if any) be equally divided between my sons George and Thomas and daughters Sophia, Mary, Betsy and Katherine.

I do further nominate and appoint my Son Thomas BECK and my son-in-law Stephen GLAZE, both of Turbot Township, to be my Executors to this my last will and testament.

I publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Ninth Day of November in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen. (1818)

Signed and sealed in the presence of

Johannes HASS

Thomas PARRY

Northumberland County

Know all men by these presents that we Thomas BECK and Stephen GLAZE do hereby renounce all right to the executorship of the estate of Henry BECK, late of Chillisquaque Township in said County, deceased, and do hereby utterly and altogether refuse to execute all or any of the trust contained in the last will and testament of the said Henry BECK, deceased, and do hereby request the Register of the County aforesaid to grant Letters of Administration, with the will annexed, to some suitable and competent person. Witness our hands and seals the Thirtieth Day of March A.D. 1824.

Sworn and subscribed before


Deputy Register

To the Register of Northumberland County:


As Stephen GLAZE one of the Executors of my late husband and Thomas BECK have renounced acting as Executors and as the offer to supply said vacancy would be offered to me and being myself old and infirm and not able to undertake the task I do hereby decline of said administration but do appoint Jacob RHOADS to be appointed in my place and stead given under my hand and seal this 17th Day of April 1824.

Witness present:


Northumberland County

Be it remembered that on the 30th Day of March A.D. 1824 before me Samuel J. PACKER, Deputy Register of said County, personally appeared John HASS and Thomas PARRY the two subscribing witnesses to the within will, and being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that they were personally present and did see Henry BECK the testator sign (By making his mark) publish and declare the same as and for his last. will and testament, that they witnessed the same at the request of and in the presence of said testator, that at the time of so doing he the testator was of sound mind and disposing memory, as witnesses do believe and further saith not.

Sworn and subscribed the day and year above mentioned.


Deputy Register
BECK, Henry (I162)
Apr 1775 - Mar 1776
Pennsylvania Battalion of Riflemen
Boston / Cambridge Campaign

29 Jun 1775
Pennsylvania Battalion of Riflemen
Lowdon's Company

18 Aug 1775
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Ploughed Hill, Mass
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9 Nov 1775
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Lechmere's Point, Mass
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1 Jan 1776
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1 Jul 1776
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27 Aug 1776
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Long Island
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29-30 Aug 1776
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28 Oct 1776
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White Plains
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1 Dec 1776
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New Brunswick, NJ (I)
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26 Dec 1776
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Trenton, NJ (I)
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2 Jan 1777
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Trenton, NJ
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3 Jan 1777
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10 Jan - May 1777
1st Pennsylvania Regiment
Morristown Encampment
Parr's Company

19 Aug - 22 Oct 1777
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Mid-State, NY
Parr's Company; Detached Duty; Morgan's Corps of Rangers

14 Sep 1777
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19 Sep 1777
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Freeman's Farm, NY
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7-15 Oct 1777
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Freeman's Farm, NY
Parr's Company

2 Nov - 10 Dec 1777
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Whitemarsh Encampment
Parr's Company; Returned To Unit

19 Dec 1777 - 19 Jun 1778
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1st Pennsylvania Regiment
Valley Forge Encampment
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28 Jun 1778
Second Lieutenant
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Dec 1778 - Jun 1779
First Lieutenant
1st Pennsylvania Regiment
Middlebrook Encampment
Parr's Company

8 Dec 1778
First Lieutenant
1st Pennsylvania Regiment
Captain William Wilson's Company

Apr - Oct 1779
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New Jersey Campaign, 1779
Captain William Wilson's Company

15 Jul 1779
First Lieutenant
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Stony Point
Captain William Wilson's Company

Dec 1779 - Jun 1780
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Morristown Encampment, 1779
Captain William Wilson's Company

Apr - Oct 1780
First Lieutenant
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New Jersey Summer Campaign
Captain William Wilson's Company

21 Jul 1780
First Lieutenant
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Blockhouse - Bergen Heights
Captain William Wilson's Company; Wounded

25 Sep 1780
First Lieutenant
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West Point Reinforcement
Captain William Wilson's Company

Dec 1780 - Jun 1781
First Lieutenant
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Morristown Encampment, 1780
Captain William Wilson's Company

15 May 1781 - 14 Dec 1782
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Southern Campaign

6 Jul 1781
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Green Spring / Jamestown

6-17 Oct 1781
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Jan - Jul 1782
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Georgia Campaign

1 Jan 1783
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3 Nov 1783
First Lieutenant
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HAMMOND, Lt. David (I968)

An Estimable Lady Passed Away Shortly After Midnight at Kinzua.

Has Been Suffering From Kidney Trouble for a Number of Years. Remains Will Be Brought Here for Burial.

A message from Kinzua, McKean county, this morning, brought the sad news that Mrs. Albert Cadwallader passed away shortly after midnight. Mrs. Cadwallader has been in ill health for several years. In the early summer Mr. Cadwallader started west with her, expecting to spend the balance of the year in Los Angeles. They stopped for a short time to visit their son, Dr. Iredell Cadwallader, at Kinzua, and there Mrs. Cadwallader was taken ill, and was unable to continue the contemplated trip to the coast. The immediate cause of her death was a malignant abscess on her right side. A short time before she left home she tripped and fell on the stairs slightly bruising her side by coming in contact with the baluster. The injury was not considered serious and at first gave her little concern. While visiting her son it developed into a large and painful abscess. During the last days of her illness she was a great sufferer. She gradually grew weaker and for the past week no hope has been entertained by her friends. Her death occurred at 12:20 this morning. The body will be brought to Milton for burial, but no funeral arrangements have been made at this writing.

Mrs. Cadwallader was formerly Miss Annie L. Supplee, a member of a well known Philadelphia family. She married Mr. Albert Cadwallader October 20, 1868. Her husband, seven children and one brother survive her. Her children are Mrs. Gertrude Spindle, of Philadelphia; Austin Cadwallader, of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. H. M. Hill and Mrs. Norman Rife, of Philadelphia; Dr. S. Iredell Cadwallader, of Kinzua, and Bertha and Albert, of this place. Notice of funeral will appear tomorrow.
Mrs. Cadwallader’s Funeral.
The body of Mrs. Albert Cadwallader will be brought here from Kinzua on Monday afternoon on the flyer, which arrives in Milton at 3:30. Services will be held in Christ Episcopal church at four o’clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Upper cemetery immediately after the service. 
SUPPLEE, Anna Louisa (I82)
178 New Castle News December 30, 1938 p.2

William Hazen Williams, aged 62 years, died at 2:30 a.m. today in his home, 225 East Laurel avenue, after seven years of illness.

Mr. Williams was born in Hillsville on July 31, 1876, son of Chalmers and Essie Hazen Williams. He passed all his life in the vicinity of his birth, and in New Castle. After being graduated from Westminster College he chose civil engineering for his life work and completed his preparation at State College. Upon graduation from State, he became associated with the Carnegie Steel Mill in New Castle and served as chief engineer as long as the mill was in operation.

He was a member of the Mahoning Lodge, F.& A.M., the New Castle Consistory, the Lawrence Commandery, Knights Templar, the Delta Arch Chapter, Hiram Council, and the Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh. He was also a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel, his step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Sallade Lewis of Pittsburgh, and his three grandchildren, Marilyn, Jay and Joan Lewis. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sanford E. Fisher of East Liverpool, Oh., and two brothers, Charles H. Williams of Philadelphia and Frank C. Williams, of Los Fresnos, Texas.

The body has been removed to the Jos. S. Rice Co. chapel on East North street where services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m., with Dr. C.H. Heaton of the First Baptist church in charge. Interment will be in Oak Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight, Saturday and Sunday nights, from 7 to 9 o'clock. Friends may view the body at any time. 
WILLIAMS, William Hazen (I8266)
179 New Castle News October 20, 1956 p.2

Mrs. Mabel Williams, 79, 1702 Elderlee Rd., Pittsburgh, widow of the late William H. Williams, died in Shadyside Hospital, yesterday at 1 PM, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Williams was born in Milton, Pa., Jan. 17, 1877. For many years she was a resident of New Castle, residing on E. Leasure Ave. For the past four years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. William H. Lewis, Pittsburgh. Mrs. Williams was a member of the First Baptist Church, this city.

Surviving in addition to her daughter are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Joseph B. Leyde Mortuary, Dr. Garth Koch in charge. Interment will follow in Oak Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the mortuary tomorrow 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  
HATFIELD, Mary Mabel (I272)
180 Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors Obituary
Mr. Fred Stewart Greene, 96, died Saturday, October 28, 2006 at his residence on Polk Lane in the Porter's Chapel Community. For 38 years, Mr. Greene was a dragline operator for Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, which became Mobil Chemical Company, where he retired in 1970. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Mike C. Greene officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Maury County native was the son of the late Charles Vestal Greene and Birdie Trice Greene and attended school in the old Porter's Schoolhouse. During World War II he served in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946, attached to the 330th Engineers Battalion attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in Central Burma and the India-Burma Theatre of Operation and was awarded the World War II Victory ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, AP Theatre Ribbon and two Bronze Service Stars. Mr. Greene was well-known and respected in the community where he farmed and raised cattle for many years. His loving wife of 62 years, Vivian Pauline Dugger Greene, died July 12, 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley (Don) Myers of Columbia; a son, Ronnie (Launita) Greene of Columbia; four grandchildren, Sherri (Joe) Garten, Mark (Rhonda) Myers, Britney (Sean) McGowan, and Stephanie (Seamus) McGowan; three great-grandchildren, Kelly Myers, Grant Stewart McGowan, and Reece Brennan McGowan; several nieces and nephews; special caregivers and friends, Laura Brown, Sharon Tinsley, and Helen Massey. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Edward Greene; two sisters, Bonnie Bell Connelly and Cordelia Greene Sims; five brothers, Herman Greene, C. V. Greene, Harry Greene, James Greene, and Talmadge Greene. Active pallbearers are Mark Myers, Joe Garten, Sean McGowan, Seamus McGowan, Kenneth Ham, and Walter Thomas Dugger, III. Honorary pallbearers include William "Wild Bill" Floyd, Ray Floyd, Wayne Greene, Phil Greene, Pat Greene, Larry Graham, Eddie Dugger, Tom Dugger, Roy McIntosh, Lynn Graves, Tommy Deford, Melvin Gibson, Steen Prouty, Dr. Cummins Couch, Dr. Janice Vinson, employees of Caris Hospice, friends in the Porter's Chapel Community, and past employees of Mobil Chemical Company in Mt. Pleasant. 
GREENE, Fred Stewart (I9874)
181 OBITUARY: J. Cadwallader, Bell Telephone Engineer, Dies
Mt. Lebanon Man Served 36 Years
Funeral services for James A. Cadwallader, Bell Telephone Co. engineer for 36 years, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Beinhauer Mortuary, 2630 West Liberty Ave.
The 59-year-old electrical engineer died suddenly yesterday morning in Allegheny GeneraI Hospital. His home was at 111 McCann Place, Mt. Lebanon.
Mr. Cadwallader, whose official title was engineer of transmission and outside plants, helped plan the new State Police communication system which was installed two years ago.
Joined Firm In 1912
Born in Milton, Pa., Mr. Cadwallader joined the Bell Telephone Co. in 1912 at Philadelphia as a student engineer after his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania.
He came to Pittsburgh in 1922 as a transmission engineer.
Mr. Cadwallader was a fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and a member of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania; Telephone Pioneers of America; Mt. Lebanon Presbyterian Church; Chamber of Commerce; Euclid Lodge 698, F. A. A. M.; Harrisburg Consistory, and Zenbo Temple of the Mystic Shrine, Harrisburg.
Survived by 12
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mae E. Schreyer Cadwallader; a son, James A. Cadwallader Jr. of Syracuse, N. Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Florence M. Bowman of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Austin S., South Pasadena, Cal. and Dr. S. I. Cadwallader, Harrisburg; three sisters, Mrs. P. B. Worrell, Mrs. Norman Rife, both of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Harry Hill, Milton, Pa., and four grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. 
CADWALLADER, James Albert (I640)
182 OBITUARY: On the 3rd of October, in Watsontown, Northumberland Co., Pa., of bilious-intermittent fever, Martin F. Angeny, in the 30th year of his age. He was sick nine weeks, and bore his afflictions very patiently. He hoped to get well until the morning of his death, and when he knew there was no more hope of his recovery, he said very little, but seemed to be resigned to the will of God. His last message to his wife was, "Tell Clara to put her trust in God." He was taken away in the prime of life. We hope he is resting "safe at home." ANGENY, Martin Fretz (I172)
183 OBITUARY: On the 7th of October, of congestion of the lungs, Harry Raymond, son of the above Martin F. and Clara Angeny, aged 7 months. The dispensations of Providence sometimes seem as though they were too hard for us to bear, but if our trials are great, God will also give us grace to bear them, if we put our trust fully in him. They that mourn shall he comforted. ANGENY, Harry Raymond (I180)
184 OBITUARY: A SAD DEATH. During the terrible fire which occurred in Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., on the 14th of May, destroying a large portion of the town, as may be seen by an account given in another part of this paper, there was a sad affliction visited on the family of ABRAHAM ANGENY, an uncle of ours, formerly from Bucks county. On account of his age and feeble health, he was probably not able to get out of the way and perished in the flames. For the benefit of his many friends, who are readers of our paper, we will add an extract from a private letter to us from William Shields, a son-in-law and his wife Kate.

"The fire began just at noon, and in less than three hours, the whole of the business portion of the town was in ashes. It began in the Car Shops, and a strong wind from the north swept the fire along with wonderful rapidity. It seemed sometimes to leap over a whole block. Not a single store was left in town. All the churches except two small ones were burned. The burnt district comprises about 120 acres. But the saddest part of all, to us at least, was that father lost his life in the flames. He was so terribly burned as to be almost beyond recognition. Had it not been for his crippled hand, and a single wristband of his shirt, we could not have identified him. Mother and Nerva (the youngest daughter), narrowly escaped without harm, by fleeing across the river. They saved nothing but Nerva's trunk and what clothing Bro. Hill (Seth) could carry. Everything was a total loss. Bro. Hatfield's (Reuben) were burned out, but saved most of their goods. We think father must have been bewildered, or choked with smoke and heat. We found him only a little distance from his home. We buried him the next day. His age was 77 years, 6 months and 18 days. How strangely and sadly the changes of life and death sometimes come over us. This aged couple had lived together in wedded life 52 years, and as cousin Kate further writes "his age and feebleness made us feel for several years past that he could not be with us long any more, but we little thought that his death would come to us in so sad a way.

There is a verse of hymn that often comes to my mind; it is this:

"We know not what's before us,
What trials are to come;
But each day passing o'er us
Brings us still nearer home"

This is true, and that same kind Father, who has led us so kindly all through life's changing scenes, has promised to be to his children a very present help in time of need, and not to cast away those who put their trust in him; and he will also sustain these dear friends, in this sad hour of their affliction. 
ANGENY, Abraham (I103)
185 OBITUARY: ANGENY - Mrs. Leah Angeny, whose maiden name was Fretz, was one of a family of ten sisters who all lived to grow to womanhood and had homes and families of their own. The oldest of them lived to the age of over ninety-two years. Mrs. Angeny was next to the youngest of the sisters and outlived the others about twelve years.

She was the mother of eight daughters and one son. She leaves to survive her six daughters, thirty-nine grand children and forty-one great-grand children, who are living in nine different states of the Union, in Africa, India and Korea.

For the past eight years she has been a resident of Lewisburg, Pa., living with her son-in-law, William Shields. She was born in Bucks Co., of this State, on the first day of October, 1810, and closed her long life on the morning of January 25th, making her age 91 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was married October 21, 1828, to Abraham Angeny, with whom she lived more than fifty-one years. They celebrated their golden wedding in 1878. During the dreadful fire in Milton, May 14, 1880, her husband, Mr. Angeny, perished in the flames, being bewildered and losing his way after being directed to a way of escape when nearly surrounded by the fire. Within the last three years two of her daughters have celebrated their golden weddings, and they, with their husbands are still living. Very early in life she became a Christian and was identified with the Mennonite church, in her native county. After coming to Union Co., where she did not have the opportunity of a church of that denomination she united with the Lutheran church of Milton, and later that of Lewisburg. During the last months of her life she was a great sufferer, and often wished that she might be relieved and go to her rest. At the last the end came quietly and peacefully, and she is, without a doubt, enjoying the rest that remaineth to the people of God. Her burial took place on Monday afternoon - 27, in the Lower Cemetery at Milton. 
FRETZ, Leah (I104)
186 OBITUARY: GEHMAN - Jacob Gehman was born in Springfield township, Bucks Co., Pa., May 5, 1827; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Smith, near Hope, Kans. Nov. 2, 1905, aged 78y., 5m., 27d. The rest of his earthly record may be briefly stated as follows: He united with the Mennonite church in 1841, was married in 1849 to Barbara Angeny, who survives him; was father to twelve children, ten living; moved with his family to Fayette Co., Iowa, since which time he has lived in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas, having lived in or near Olathe, Kans., most of the time during the last ten or twelve years. Bro. Gehman has always been steadfast in defense of the Mennonite faith. Although he lived away from the church of his choice most of his life, he always took a great interest in her welfare, tried to build up the church wherever he went, and never missed an opportunity to speak in defense of the doctrine. During the greater part of his life he had been in robust health; but the last few years gave evidence that age was beginning to tell on him. His last ailment was something akin to cancer, which to some extent affected his entire system. He bore all his sufferings patiently, kept going until within a few weeks before his death, and his last days of consciousness were devoted to scripture admonitions, prayer and meditation. He died with full hope of eternal rest, with a number of his children by his bedside. Funeral services at Olathe, Kans., were conducted by I.B. Christ of the Brethren church. Text Gen. 3:19. May God comfort the bereaved. GEHMAN, Jacob Funk (I177)
187 OBITUARY: GEHMAN - Barbara Gehman died on the 16th of Nov., 1905, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. J. Ernst, near Olathe, Kan., of paralysis. She was 74 Y., 2 M., 17 D. of age. Her maiden name was Angeny. She was married to Jacob Gehman, Oct. 2, 1849. To them were born twelve children; two have gone before to meet her in the better land and ten are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services at the Brethren church were conducted by Bro. J. H. Christ. Text, 1 Cor. 15:26, "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

Her last illness was very short. About six years ago she had a slight stroke of paralysis, from which she never fully recovered, and the shock caused by her husband's death a few days ago resulted in another stroke that caused her death. Little did the children think when father was laid to rest that in just two short weeks mother would also be called away, but she was ready to go, having often spoken of her desire to go to the beautiful land above. Her life was a continued devotion to the Master. She was converted to Christ when young and became a member of the Mennonite church. She brought up her children in the fear of the Lord. The memory of her beautiful Christian character will ever be an inspiration to them. She was a loving wife and mother, friend and neighbor. None knew her but to love her. That she was held in high esteem was shown by the large concourse of friends who were present at the last sad rites. 
ANGENY, Barbara Fretz (I170)
188 OBITUARY: Mrs. Kate Hill Jenkins (Steelton, Dauphin Co., PA)
This morning at 2:30, Kate Hill Jenkins, wife of David J. Jenkins, passed peace­fully to the great beyond. A husband and three children survive, the youngest child being not quite three weeks old. Mrs. Jenkins was a young woman, only enter­ing the prime of life, being in her 32d year. Of a loveable, generous, Christian disposition, her circle of friends extended to all who knew her. Deceased was a member of the Central Baptist Church, the pastor of which, Rev. Schools, assist­ed by Rev. McDowell, will conduct services at the home, 185 South Second street, this evening at 8 o'clock. Tomorrow morning at 8:10 the remains will be taken to Milton for interment on Sunday. Mrs. Jenkins was the daughter of Mr. Seth Hill, of Milton, and was highly educated. A sister is a missionary in India (Africa) and an older sister was at the bedside when death came.

The funeral of Mrs. Kate Hill Jenkins took place in Milton on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Sallada, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. M. Reamsnyder, pastor of the Lutheran church, both of Milton. The church quartette, of the Baptist church, rendered several beautiful selections of music. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends from Milton, Sunbury, Bellefonte and this place. 
HILL, Kate E. (I107)
189 OBITUARY: Public Ledger - 19 Jan 1858 On the 18th inst. Mr. Andrew Supplee, aged 35 years. His relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his father, Mr. John Supplee, No. 123 Almond Street, (Philadelphia) on Thursday morning next at 10 o'clock. SUPPLEE, Andrew Hooven (I141)
190 OBITUARY: On the 13th of January, 1866, near Milton, Northumberland Co., Pa., Leah, daughter of Abraham and Leah Angeny (formerly of Bucks Co.), aged 28 years and 5 days. She had been sick with the measles, but apparently recovered, returned home from her sister's and immediately took sick again; suffering greatly for three days, when the spirit left its clayey tenement. During her sickness, she spoke of death frequently, and said, "I do not think I shall get well this time, but feel resigned to the will of God." On the morning before her death, her sister said to her, "I do not think you can live over today. Do you feel willing to die ?" She said, "Yes: death seems best;" then added, "But not my will be done, but thine, 0 Lord." A little while after another sister was standing by her bedside when she repeated the following lines:
"Shall we know each other there in that beautiful land?"
In three months, three new graves have been made, and three loved ones from the same household are sleeping there, but our Father knoweth best, and He doeth all things well. 
ANGENY, Leah (I173)
191 Recollections of Aunt Edna: The Detroit years ( September 1935 to September 1946)

We moved from Hollywood Street to Detroit in early September 1935, just before school - starting time. Papa had gone to Detroit ahead of the family and was staying at a rooming house until he could find a place for us all to live. Evelyn had moved to Detroit earlier and had a job at Hannan Real Estate in the Lafayette Building in downtown Detroit. After the accident, near Portland, and her recuperation, she used her influence and her job to get Papa a job as an estimator at building sites. Papa was a superintendent of construction (a carpenter) in Grand Rapids, but after the Great Depression, there just were no jobs to be had in Grand Rapids. Now that he had a good job, that’s when we bought the shiny black 1935 Hudson Terraplane so that he could commute on weekends to see his family in Grand Rapids.

Papa found an apartment on West Warren, just east of Trumbull, in a (I think) 5-story building. Our apartment was on the fourth floor, and there were no elevators. We were very crowded there; Mama, Papa, Edna, Ed, Bob, and Anita. Wilma was to graduate from high school in January 1936, so she stayed in Grand Rapids (I think with Lillian and Neil) to finish school at Creston High. Fred, who was 19, was working in Grand Rapids and attending Davis technical school (a junior college).

On the trip to Detroit to move (and it must have been to a furnished apartment; I don’t remember a moving van), we stopped at Lansing to drop me off with Papa’s youngest brother Uncle LeRoy and his wife Irene. The plan was that I would live with them, go to school in Lansing, and in return take care of their three kids. But when Uncle LeRoy took me to school to enroll me, they were told that they would have to pay tuition for me. So after only a few days, Papa came to Lansing to get me, and we two drove back to Detroit. I was 13 years old and going into the eighth grade.

We didn’t stay long in that apartment on Warren, and the next move was into a 4-family building a couple of blocks away on Trumbull, near Putnam Street. That apartment was a little bigger.

Our next move was into a big 2-story building at 1644 Pallister, at the corner of Woodrow Wilson. Mama and Papa were caretakers of that building, in return for a rent-free apartment in the basement. I recall that, as a tenant moved out, Wilma and I had to clean the apartment (which was furnished even to dishes, pots and pans, bed linens, etc.). While we were living there the whole building had to be fumigated (probably because of cockroaches) and I remember everyone having to be out of the building all day.

Seems we were continually moving. And next was to 1731 West Euclid, just a few blocks north of Pallister. This was a lower flat, and quite nice compared with the other places we had lived in Detroit. I went to Hutchins Intermediate school and graduated from the ninth grade in June of 1936.

Probably in 1938, we again moved - to 1569 Delaware, about 1 ½ blocks east of 12th St. It was a 4-family building and we had a lower apartment. As I recall it had only two bedrooms. Anita slept in a small bed in Mama’s and Papa’s room. Wilma and I shared a bedroom, and Ed and Bob had a day-bed in the dining room (of all places to sleep). Bob was about 12 and Ed about 14. We were still at 1569 Delaware when Wilma and Paul got married on November 29, 1941 - just before Pearl Harbor. Jack and I were married on January 31, 1942 - just a few weeks after Pearl Harbor. Before that, in 1939, I graduated from the High School of Commerce, and Wilma had worked at the R. L. Polk Company, and at Peerless Cement in downtown Detroit, in the Free Press building. I also worked at Peerless Cement after graduation.

Jack was drafted into the Navy in April of 1943, and I was 4 ½ months pregnant for Gary at the time. But all that is another story. We moved to Grand Rapids in the fall of 1946.

Anita lived with Mama and Papa until she was about nine, when she finally went to live with her parents in a nice new house on Oldtown near Chandler Park Drive. 
SCHULTHEISS, Edward Frederick (I207)
192 Revolutionary War - Return of Prisoners
He was sent by sea from Quebec to New York. 
HAMMOND, George (I79)
193 Strokes Fatal To Mrs. Cadwallader

As the result of several strokes suffered yesterday, Mrs. Louisa A. Cadwallader, 77, widow of Albert Cadwallader, died this morning at 3:13 o'clock at her apartment at Watson Inn. She had been in ill health for some time.

Mrs. Cadwallader was born on a farm between Milton and Watsontown on March 4, 1872, and was a daughter of the late Jacob and Emily Guffy Crawford. She spent her entire life in this vicinity.

The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian church and as long as her health permitted was a regular attendant and active in the work of the church and its various organizations.

Four nieces and a nephew reside in this section. They are Mrs. Gilbert Voris, Northumberland; Mrs. William Dunkelberger, Mrs. Francis Brill, Sunbury; Mrs. E. M. Sears and Edward Crawford, Milton.

The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Cadwallader, who died last week at her apartment at Watson Inn, was held Saturday at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian church, with the pastor, the Rev. Harry W. McConnell officiating. Burial was in Watsontown cemetery.
Carriers were Matthew Piedi, Verus Ungard, J. Nyce Patterson, James C. Bryson, Ralph L. Smith and Earl W. Trick. 
CRAWFORD, Louisa A. (I943)
194 Sunbury American, December 25, 1852


In Milton, on Thursday last (Dec. 16th), by the Rev. David Longmore, D. D., Mr. Hammond Cadwallader, to Miss Mary N. Murrray, both of that place.

NOTE: They were married at the residence of her father, John Murray. 
Family F112
195 Sunbury American, July 27, 1867 (Saturday)

On Wednesday a man, who assumed the name of Edward Spencer, and who said his home was in Harrisburg, was taken to jail by the constable of Milton. He was charged, on oath of Albert Cadwallader, with committing a burglary in Cadwallader’s house, in Milton, early on Wednesday morning. He was caught in the act of robbing the house by Mr. Cadwallader’s mother, an old lady, (64) who seized him and cried for help, and had the prisoner secured. His person was searched, and a pair of gold spectacles belonging to the plaintiff were found. He confessed his guilt. 
HAMMOND, Elizabeth (I78)
196 Sunbury American, July 27, 1867 (Saturday)

On Wednesday a man, who assumed the name of Edward Spencer, and who said his home was in Harrisburg, was taken to jail by the constable of Milton. He was charged, on oath of Albert Cadwallader, with committing a burglary in Cadwallader’s house, in Milton, early on Wednesday morning. He was caught in the act of robbing the house by Mr. Cadwallader’s mother, an old lady, (64) who seized him and cried for help, and had the prisoner secured. His person was searched, and a pair of gold spectacles belonging to the plaintiff were found. He confessed his guilt. 
197 The Samuel Horning Family History by Jennie Agatha Horning:

Samuel Horning was born December 13, 1856, in Allentown, Allen Co., OH. He died July 25, 1925, aged 68 yrs. 6 mo. He married October 31, 1878 at Shambaugh, IA to Fannie Gehman, born February 19, 1858, in Pleasant Valley, Bucks Co., PA. She died November 18, 1922, aged 64 yrs, 2 mo. Both died at the home of their daughter, Jennie Carson in Nampa, ID and are buried there.

Samuel Horning met Fannie Gehman at Shambaugh where the family moved in 1864. The Gehman family came in about 1878 (NOTE: Sarah Gehman, Fannie's younger sister, was born in Fayette Co., IA in 1862) to join a Mennonite church and colony. They lived with or near the Horning family. Four children - Benjamin F. (1880), Jacob Lee (1881), Edwin G. (1882), and Jennie A. (1884) were born in the same house in Shambaugh. In 1885, they moved to Crab Orchard, NE, east of Beatrice. Later they moved to Pickrell, Gage Co., NE, where Alice L. was born (1888) on hard Scully Lease, consisting of ½ section of land. Here they joined the Disciples of Christ (Christian) of which they were members until their deaths. In 1890 they moved to Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NE, driving a herd of cattle. When they reached Nelson, the cows were thirsty, and a lot of them mired down in the river's edge. We lived between the river and railroad track, not far from town, and section hands helped pull them out.

In 1893, they moved on to Laramie, WY, then to Grand Junction, CO. In the summer of 1897 they moved to Paonia, CO, where they had 100 acres of land near the mountains, with fruit pasture and cattle. They lived there until they went to Midvale, ID in 1914, where he had traded for a large dry farm. Ed still owns the farm, and his son Glenn and family live there.

Samuel and Fannie lived in Salem, OR about a year, returning to Idaho in 1922, having crossed the U.S. almost from ocean to ocean during their lives. 
HORNING, Samuel (I4789)
198 WILLIAM W. SUPPLEE - If those who claim that fortune has favored certain individuals above others will but investigate the cause of success and failure it will be found that the former is largely due to the improvement of opportunity, the latter to the neglect of it. Fortunate environments encompass nearly every man at some stage of his career but the strong man and the successful man is he who realizes that the proper moment has come. The man who makes use of his "now" and not "to be," is the one who passes on the highway of life others who perhaps started out ahead of him. It is this quality in Mr. Supplee that has gained him an enviable position in the business world and made him widely known as the president of the leading wholesale hardware house of the east.

The ancestral history of the Supplee family covers a long connection with America. The great-grandfathers of William W. Supplee came to this country in 1685, landing at New York. They were Huguenots or Protestants, who preferred to leave their native country rather than renounce their religion. Three brothers of the name accompanied by their families therefore sought religious liberty in the new world and one of these, Andrew Supplee, sometime after their arrival on the western continent, was appointed to an important position of honor and trust under William Penn.

The grandfather of William W. Supplee secured a large tract of land on high ground a few miles from Norristown and gave tangible proof of his interest in education by erecting a schoolhouse on his place near the present Norris city cemetery, which was known far and wide as the Supplee schoolhouse. His son, John Supplee, was engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods for a number of years but following his removal with his family to Norristown engaged in teaching school in the building erected by his father. He afterward secured the position as postmaster of Norristown, acting in that capacity for several years and held other offices of honor and authority. He and his wife together with six other people were organizers of the first Methodist church in Norristown and John Supplee contributed generously toward the erection of the house of worship. He reached the venerable age of ninety-two and a half years, while his wife died at the age of eighty-nine and a half years. One of his sisters lived to the remarkable old age of one hundred and two years and these facts indicate that the family is noted for longevity. There were three sons in the family of John Supplee, the brothers of William Supplee being J. Wesley Supplee, formerly president of the Corn Exchange National Bank of Philadelphia, and Enoch H. Supplee, who at one time conducted a large school for girls and subsequently entered the ministry.

William W. Supplee began his education in the little schoolhouse which his grandfather had built and continued his studies at Tremont Seminary in Norristown, after which he made his initial step in the business world with a good firm in that city and there learned considerable concerning business. He afterward came to Philadelphia and for two years was in the employ of one of the leading commercial enterprises of this city. His employer then died, leaving the business to his wife and son, and Mr. Supplee was authorized to attend to the wife's portion. At length he determined to go west in company with a former schoolmate. Mr. Lloyd, who had come to Philadelphia at about the same time as Mr. Supplee. The latter informed his firm that he would leave in six months' time and on the expiration of that period joined Mr. Lloyd in a trip to the west in 1854. They visited several places but decided to engage in business at La Crosse, Wisconsin, opening a small stock of goods in the store building that was erected for them. Soon, however, they bought out two old established stores there and thus further increased their business. On the failure of a large house of that city they were offered its stock, with payment in a year. They were much surprised at this proffer of time and asked why it was made. The answer was that replies to letters which they had written to Philadelphia making inquiries about Mr. Supplee and Mr. Lloyd were perfectly satisfactory, so that they felt safe in granting the year for the payment of the goods. The transaction was completed and Mr. Supplee and Mr. Lloyd then rented a large building and continued their business, which not only extended throughout Wisconsin but also into adjoining states.

While in La Crosse Mr. Supplee was married to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey T. Rumsey, who had removed to that city some time before from Buffalo, New York, Mr. Rumsey becoming one of the successful business men of La Crosse. While their business was conducted with profit in La Crosse Mr. Supplee and Mr. Lloyd determined to return to Philadelphia and here in 1867 bought out the firm of Conrad & Walton and began operations in this city under the firm of Lloyd, Supplee & Walton. For two years afterward, however, they conducted their store in the west and at the end of that time became special partners and financed the enterprise for some years longer. Subsequently they purchased the interest of Mr. Walton in their Philadelphia store, continuing the business under the style of the Lloyd & Supplee Hardware Company until 1889, when Mr. Supplee purchased Mr. Lloyd's interest and the business was re-organized under the name of the Supplee Hardware Company. Mr. Supplee then became and has since continued president of the house and his son William D. Supplee was treasurer of the company until his death. The jobbing business of the Supplee Hardware Company is very extensive and is represented upon the road by a large number of traveling salesmen, their ramifying trade interests being continually extended over a constantly broadening territory. There are a few western hardware jobbers who, being in a more favorable location for the western trade, do a somewhat larger business but the Supplee Hardware Company is the largest wholesale hardware house in the east. Mr. Supple gives much of his time and attention to the development and control of the enterprise and its rapid and substantial growth is largely attributable to his unfaltering energy his marked business sagacity and his ability to formulate and execute practical plans.

Mr. Supplee's experience has not been confined alone to the hardware trade. Upon the death of his brother, J. Wesley Supplee, then president of the Corn Exchange National Bank, he was made vice president of the institution. He became one of the organizers of the National Hardware Association of the United States, was made its first president and so continued for four years, devoting much time and thought to its development and to the prosecution of his purposes. After resigning the presidency he was placed on the advisory board, which is composed of bank presidents and on which he has since served. His firm were among those who organized the Trades League of Philadelphia, now the Chamber of Commerce, many years ago, and the organization which began with a membership of only about forty has today over twenty-five hundred members enrolled. Following the resignation of Mr. Foulkrod as president of the Trades League Mr. Supplee was chosen his successor and so continued for two years. Previous to and since that time he has been a member of the board of directors and chairman of the finance committee of that organization. He was greatly interested in forming the Hardware Merchants and Manufacturers Association of Philadelphia and at his request his partner, Mr. Lloyd, was made the first president. Later Mr. Supplee was chosen to that position and has since been a member of the board of directors. He is also interested in the Philadelphia Bourse, of which he is a director, and many years ago he became connected with the Philadelphia Museum, of which he is a director and also chairman of the executive committee. Soon after his return from the west he joined the Union League, the membership of which was about one-third of what it is at the present time. He has also been a member of the City Club since its organization and is a valued representative in those societies where executive ability and keen discrimination are factors in the successful management and growth. He is well fitted for leadership, for his judgment is sound and he is seldom if ever at fault in rating the value of an opportunity. He is often seen "where men do most congregate" for the discussion of themes of vital interest to the city and throughout his life has been actuated by a public spirit that has ever sought the welfare and upbuilding of Philadelphia. 
SUPPLEE, William Wright (I650)
199 Written by Ruth Chapin Hill in 2009

Sarah was nicknamed Teddie. She was born in 1885, the eldest child of Hettie Haag and Clarence Augustus Chapin.

When I was a little girl, Mother (Ruth Young (Chapin) Hill) told me that Teddie had studied shorthand and typing as a young woman and worked as a secretary. (This is a very hazy memory and may be wrong.)

Many years later I learned that Teddie had had an affair, short lived I understood, with Lloyd Woodling. They eventually ran away to get married, couldn't find a justice of the peace, and gave up on the idea. That was the end of it. When Teddie discovered she was pregnant, she informed Lloyd Woodling. By that time, he was engaged to someone else. He offered to break the engagement and marry Teddie, but she refused. The baby was born at the home of family friends in Philadelphia on January 21, 1921. Teddie named him David L. Wilson.

David was raised in a foster home, served in the air force in World War II and Korea, and graduated from Penn State. He and his wife, also a Penn State graduate, had four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Soon after his birth, he was seriously ill and spent time in Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. That may be why Teddie trained as a nurse at Children's Hospital.

Teddie did private duty nursing. Back in those years you registered with individual doctors and were employed to nurse their patients. Teddie was registered with doctors on the Main Line. There was a young Italian doctor who had married an Italian girl and brought her over to the States. They had a son. The wife was homesick and returned to Italy to visit her family and show off her son. (Teddie learned later that the wife never returned to her husband.) Teddie was hired to go along as nurse for the infant son. That was probably in the late 1920s.

They sailed for Naples on the Conte di Savoia, first class. Teddie thought Naples was fabulous. From Naples they went by train to Florence. Apparently the wife's family was well-to-do, aristocratic although not noble, and lived in a huge old palazzo. After a grimy train trip, the American nurse naturally expressed a wish to take a bath. The big elegant palazzo had no indoor plumbing for the bathtub. The servants had to heat water down in the kitchen, carry it up in buckets and pour it into some sort of tub. The elegant, austere family patriarch officiously saw to the filling of the bath, repeatedly swishing his hand through the water to check on its temperature and announcing when it was ready.

When it was time to leave Florence, Teddie traded in her first class return ticket, bought a third class ticket from Cherbourg or Le Havre on the Ile de France, and spent the difference in seeing Paris, including the Follies Bergere. My mother, her sister, was scandalized.

In the early 1930's Teddie accompanied an asthmatic boy to the southwest. It was thought at the time that the dry desert climate was good for asthmatics. They flew first to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On the flight, a motor of the plane caught fire and they had to make an emergency landing. Her patient saw no improvement in Albuquerque, so they went on to Tucson, Arizona, where Teddie stayed at least a year. As I remember, she didn't like the heat of the desert southwest.

At the end of the job, having saved her money, she flew down to Mexico on some small airline that had no terminal facilities. If you needed the "facilities" when they made local stops, you left the plane and went out behind a bush.

She stayed at a small inn in Mazatlan. The owners had a pet boa constrictor. One morning Teddie got up and found the snake resting in the shade of a tree. About a foot or so below its head there was a large bulge. When Teddie asked about it, the owners informed her that the snake had eaten the pet cat! There were no screens on the windows and Teddie's room was on the ground floor. She didn't sleep well, waking often expecting to see the snake slithering into her room.

Visiting us, she talked about the boys who dove off cliffs to retrieve coins. She talked about Popocatepetl, the mountain outside Mexico City. She talked about Lake Xochimilco and the floating gardens. She sailed from Veracruz to New York City. Mother and I went in to meet her ship in the spring of 1935.

Teddie nursed in the DuPont family on a number of occasions. Once, when I was quite sick and she came to visit, she had somehow inveigled her spoiled brat patient to part with one of his many toys and she brought me clay of some sort. At some time, an older female member of the DuPont family was driving in New York State, Staten Island, if I remember correctly. There was a bad accident and the elderly lady was in the hospital for weeks, too shattered to be moved home. The DuPonts did not trust the New York nurses, and Teddie was not authorized to nurse in New York State. Trusting Teddie, they hired her to oversee the licensed nurses in the hospital. Teddie admitted that was a difficult job, checking on fully competent nurses for the DuPonts.

A friend of Teddie's was a nurse for General George Goethals, after whom the Goethals Bridge on Staten Island was named. He was also the engineer officer who built the Panama Canal. The friend went on vacation, so Teddie took the job for two weeks.

Another friend, Esther Niedermyer (later her partner in the Chapin-Niedermyer dress shop), nursed Elliot Roosevelt's first wife when she was pregnant. She was an heiress and decided she needed care because she was "sick".

At some time in her career Teddie was governess to Christine Cromwell. There was a wealthy couple named Cromwell who had two children, a son and a daughter. The daughter, Louise Cromwell Brooks, married, divorced, went to France in World War I and was reputed to have been General Pershing's mistress. While in France she met and eventually married an officer on the general's staff, and became General Douglas MacArthur's first wife. They were later divorced.

The Cromwell son was James H. R. Cromwell. He married the heiress to the Dodge motor car fortune, Delphine Dodge. They had a daughter, Christine Cromwell. They divorced. Later, James Cromwell married Doris Duke, the "richest girl in the world", heiress to the Duke tobacco fortune.

Eventually the Cromwell father died and his widow married E.T. Stotesbury, a senior partner of J.P. Morgan & Co. and head of Drexel & Co., a multi-millionaire of that era. He was socially prominent and eminently acceptable in Main Line society. His wife was not! The story goes that old E. T. forced her acceptance through his clout in the banking world: issue and accept invitations or else!

Teddie entered the picture because James Cromwell and Delphine Dodge were divorced. Delphine had custody of their daughter most of the year. When Christine was with her mother she was actually cared for by a French governess, Ma'mselle. When she went for some shorter period of time to stay with her father, she actually went to live with her grandmother, Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury at Whitemarsh Hall on the Philadelphia Main Line. During World War II the treasures of the British Museum were evacuated and stored secretly at Whitemarsh Hall. The Hall no longer exists. In its place now is a housing development.

Mrs. Stotesbury did not like Ma'mselle, so when Christine came to stay, Grandmother got rid of the French governess and hired Teddie to serve in that capacity for the duration of Christine's visit.

There were many stories about Mrs. Stotesbury's silliness. Every morning Mrs. Stotesbury would hold court in her boudoir, stretched out on an elegant chaise lounge. The heads of all the departments would appear in order and outline their plans for the day. When it was Teddie's turn, Mrs. Stotesbury would hear her out and then assign whatever car was necessary for her plans for the day.

Evenings, when Mrs. Stotesbury went out, her personal maid would bring the appropriate wrap to the head of the grand staircase and hand it to the footman. The footman would carry the wrap down the stairs and turn it over to the butler. The butler would then present the wrap to Mrs. Stotesbury's escort, who would help her on with it. What a production!

Teddie did not stay long in that position. Christine missed Ma'mselle so desperately that she got sick. Her doctor finally insisted that Mrs. Stotesbury make peace with Ma'mselle and bring her back to care for Christine. Teddie left.

Before she left, she was asked to return later and take the case when Christine had her tonsils out. Teddie refused. She said she was used to taking responsibility for the lives of her young patients, but she refused to take responsibility for the millions of dollars that Christine represented. That was all her doting family was interested in.

When the Dodge grandfather died, he left his daughter, Delphine, some funds in trust, but the bulk of his estate went to his granddaughter, Christine.

Hettie Haag Chapin died February 13, 1935. Teddie was executrix of her mother's estate. By 1937 she had retired from nursing and opened a dress shop across from the movie theater in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in partnership with Esther Niedermyer. After a number of years, Teddie gave up the dress shop, and Esther bought her out.

Retired in Lewisburg, she was known to have been a children's nurse. At some time someone came to her and asked if she would take on a case at the State Industrial Home for Women in Muncy, the state prison for women. A prisoner was due to give birth and they wanted Teddie to attend the birth and look after the infant until they figured out what to do with it. She accepted. Then she returned again when a second prisoner was due to give birth. Eventually she went to work at the prison as a warden.

Mother and I visited, and Teddie took us around. It was an open-campus arrangement and sat far back from the road with open farm fields all around. There were cottages, dormitory-like buildings, not particularly large as I remember. The rooms were pleasant, very much like a dormitory - bed, desk, chair - curtains, bedspreads, etc. - except, of course the prisoners were locked in at night. The inmates worked on the farms, canned some of the produce. In one basement, I remember, there was a large sewing room where some of the inmates made uniforms for prisons.

Teddie talked a lot about the inmates and the security measures. While there were no walls, the prison was relatively isolated and most of the prisoners were city girls. If one escaped, the state police would be notified and they would send cars to specific locations where the girls were likely to turn up. While Teddie was there, only one escape succeeded through sheer brazenness. A car drove up to the front of one of the cottages, the prisoner walked out and got in, and off they went! She was not recaptured, at least not before Teddie left.
Teddie was fascinated by the inmates, girls from such brutal backgrounds. Her stories were an eye-opener and an education for me. One inmate Teddie compared to Hedy Lamar, the movie star. She was gorgeous, in prison for every crime except murder. Another girl was convicted of having chopped up her sister's illegitimate baby. Yet another inmate, middle-aged and a teacher's wife, had become suspicious of her husband. She followed him one night to his little love-nest, and shot him dead. Her only regret was that when she got out of prison she would be too old to marry again.

There were riots, too. In one, Teddie was thrown down some steps and broke her wrist. It never healed properly, her hand was slightly angled after that. She retired from the prison in 1951. She had moved to Muncy by that time. From then on she worked at odd jobs, for a while part time in a gift shop. Mother and I visited that shop. Teddie was enthused about the odds and ends that were sold there.

Eventually Teddie gave up and moved to a Presbyterian retirement home. She died in 1963 at the age of 78. 
CHAPIN, Sarah Haag (I997)
200 A church record from "Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton, Parish Registers 1818-1909" lists her given name as Catharina. She changed it to Catharine, which appears in other records. BECK, Catharina Susan (I119)

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