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Happy News and Events
Montgomery County, NY
For years now we've had pages for posting marriages and obituaries, and pages for posting out of state and out of county sightings of local residents' activities and milestones. But we've had no page for news clippings for miscellaneous birthdays, anniversaries, parties, and happy events happening right in Montgomery County. Old news clippings of group activities are fabulous genealogical resources as they frequently list many individuals and couples, occasionally giving home city. If you have a similar contribution typed up, please contact the site coordinators.
11/13/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Wednesday, November 1, 1905, page 10
Phi Delta Sorority.
The members of the Phi Delta sorority of the High school and their friends were entertained last evening at the home of Miss Mabeth Shuttleworth at No. 321 Guy Park avenue. It was in the nature of a Hallowe'en affair and there were many games played and tricksperformed which made the evening a most delightful one. Refreshments were served and as the midnight hour approached a round of ghost stories was told. Those who enjoyed Miss Shuttleworth's hospitality were: Misses Marion Smeallie, Mary DeGraff, Marjorie Bronk, Marjorie Parkis, Mabel West, Adele Golder, Carrie Vanderbilt, Anna Powell, Katherine Larrabee, Eloise Milmine, Alice Buss; Messrs. John D. Kellogg, Harold Timmerman, Arthur Thompson, James E. Voorhees, Robert Simpson, Andrew Niven, Edward Lindsay, Allen Kimball, Hiram Keefer, Warnick Robb, Marcellus Bronk, James Schuyler, John Simpson, Fred Goetz.
Miss Bowhall Entertains.
Miss Bessie Bowhall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bowhall, entertained a number of friends Tuesday evening at her home, No. 171 Market street. The decorations consisted of evergreens, plants and about 100 Jack o'lanterns, which were suspended from the ceiling. Games were played during the evening and there were recitations by the hostess and Miss Edna McNaughton. Suspended over each plate at supper, was a miniature Jack o'lantern, and at each plate a carton containing some Hallowe'en games. Miss Bowhall's guests were: Misses Harriet DeHart, Hazel Ottman, Bessie Hall, Anna Belle Armstrong, Mildred Van Epps, Hazel Fite, Beatrice Morse, Cornelia Fite, Myrtle Harvey, Alice Groat, Marion Lindsay, Edna McNaughton, Julia Moore McGregot, Isabel Platt, Elizabeth Inman, Marion Wilkie, Jessie May Wilkie and Bessie Hollenbeck of Johnstown.
From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 11, 1921, page 3Mrs. Margaret Blume observed the 91st anniversary of her birth Sunday, at her home on Lakeside avenue, in the eighth ward, where she received the congratulations of a large number of relatives and friends. Despite her advanced years, Mrs. Blulme retains her health and faculties to a marked degree and keeps fully abreast of the times. Among those who visited her Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. John Stock, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fortinack, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Meenam, Robert Blume and William J. Meenam of Schenenctady.
From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, September 11, 1902.
On Friday a picnic was held at the home of Mrs. Harriet A. Tallmadge in honor of Mrs. B. F. Newkirk. The following guests were in attendance: Mrs. W. A. Gardner, Mrs. P. B. Gardner, Mrs. H. Gardner, Mrs. C. J. Dingman, Mrs. Mary Dunlap, Mrs. Emmett Dunlap, Mrs. E. Cresee, Mrs. Nettie Archie, Mrs. John Miller, Miss Mary McClumpha, Miss Julia Quackenbush of Amsterdam. Mrs. G. C. Newkirk, Mrs. G. M. Quackenbush, Mrs. Margaret Newkirk, Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. George Quackenbush of Fort Hunter. Mrs. George Fancher and daughter of Glen.
From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, December 12, 1914.
Mohawk, Dec. 12.- Lewis Franklin entertained 10 of his friends in honor of his nineteenth birthday Wednesday night. Games were played and refreshments served. Before departing the guests presented Mr. Franklin with a handsome stickpin.
A very pleasant occasion was that of yesterday afternoon when Mrs. Berton Scammel entertained 10 lady friends in honor of her birthday and that of her mother, which occurred during the week. The mother was 92 years old and with the exception of a slight deafness retains her faculties to a marked degree. A dainty tea was served and a social time was enjoyed.
From the Utica Semi-Weekly Herald, February 26, 1897.
Fort Plain, Feb. 25.- The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Neach, sr., in Nelliston, was the scene of a pleasant assemblage last evening, it being the 38th anniversary of their marriage. The neighbors and friends of the host and hostess made a surprise visit to Mr. and Mrs. Neach, whose married life has been spent at this place. Amusements were enjoyed until 11 o'clock, when refreshments were served, after which social pastimes were again resumed. A beautiful silver cake basket was presented the honored couple.
From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday, February 5, 1916, page 12.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fuller of Palatine Bridge Are Esteemed by All.
Canajoharie, Feb. 5.- To-morrow Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fuller of Palatine Bridge will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage and the family circle will be complete, one son. Mead Fuller, being here from Dakota, the first in many years. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller have had eight children and have never had a death in the family, neither children nor grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller are respected residents of Palatine Bridge and have the congratulations of their many friends on both their golden anniversary and an unbroken family circle.
From the The Syracuse Herald, Jan. 19, 1905.
From the Syracuse Herald, Jan. 22, 1905, page 22.
Mohawk, Jan. 21.- Mrs. Otis Shoemaker was surprised by a number of her friends at her home in Washington street last evening. Refreshments were served and a very pleasant evening is reported.
This wedding anniversary party account comes from the old Richfield Springs Mercury, February 2, 1956.
Wm. Schreff's Observe 59th Anniversary
Mr and Mrs. William Schrell, Fulmer Creek Rd., Mohawk, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary Friday of last week.
The former Minnie Kesnow and William Schrell were married Jan. 27, 1897, in Stone Arabia at the home of the bride.
They are parents of six children: John, Richfield Springs; Harry, Mohawk; Howard, Dolgeville; Mrs. Willard Rank, East Herkimer; Mrs. Reginald Brockway, Cassville; and Mrs. George Woodward, Mohawk, with whom they reside.
Note: the surname spelling in the heading, as "Schreff," is a misprint. For privacy, we didn't type up the names of the 6 listed grandchildren and 2 listed great-grandchildren. They resided in Cassville, Dolgeville and Bloomington, Ill. If you need to know, perhaps you can track down a copy of this issue of the paper, article on page 4.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Gerling's anniversary notice was contributed by Asst. Coordinator Lisa Slaski.
This newspaper notice of a party for M/M Elville D. Crim and Charles Daniels was contributed by Rick White. Rick's not related to anyone mentioned, but thought that this article might help someone.