MINA June 19, 1891 of Quick Consumption, John D. ADKINS died aged 43 years.
He was born in the town of Sherman August 19, 1848 where he lived til the age of 15 when his Father, Mother and Brother died within a few days of each other , soon after he came to Findley Lake where he made his home til he married and since then lived on the farm where he died. Although hardly yet in the prime of his life, his good judgment, industry, and business management had made him well known as a good farmer, and a reliable man. He was known as a staunch prohibitionist, He leaves a wife, and one son, (Willie J.) who have the sympathy of the entire community.
He married Miss Ophelia FULLER Feb 4, 1873

Will Adkins formerly of this place, President of the class of 1896 at the Fredonia Norman School, died at Winter Park FL Wednesday, Dec 1, 1897 of Consumption, and his remains reached this place (Findley Lake) Saturday Morning. ( buried beside his father in Mina ) edited from a long obit on his schooling and religious beliefs all family notes listed here; A Mina Scrapbook
ADKINS, Will L. died 12-12-1897 age 22y 3m 22d - Son of J. D. & O. B. Adkins

Alta E. BARDEN In Mina, Nov 25th 1871 of Scarlet Fever, son of John W and Mary A FRITZ BARDEN
aged 1 yr 4 months and 4 days Mina Cemetery An Old Scrapbook

Died at the home of Mrs Persis GILL in Mina, Chautauqua Co NY
Mercy or Marcy BARLOW aged 90 years 9 months and 5 days
A Mina Scrapbook (1803-1893)

Death of Samuel BARRINGER; Jan 1, (1905)
Samuel BARRINGER, a well known farmer of Mina, (Chautauqua CO NY) died suddenly last night at the home of his son in Law, Monroe STEBBINS in the town of Chautauqua. He had a stroke of paralysis last fall, and had not entirely recovered, but his death was very unexpected. Burial in Mina , A Mina Scrapbook clipping * Served in the Civil War

this from a Mina Scrapbook but no dates
The Remains of Mrs Mary RELF BEACH were brought here from Rochester for burial in Mina Cemetery;
Added notes Lois Barris lists in “Genealogical Information (births, deaths & marriages) reported in The Grape Belt Jan. 6, 1893 to Dec 30, 1899,” as follows:
Death notice in The Grape Belt (Dunkirk, NY), 26 Jun 1897: Mary Relf Beach d. recently in Rochester; remains to Mina cemetery on June 22nd
This Mary Beach is buried at Mina Corners cemetery; she’s listed in Shirley Bock Testi’s book, and her stone is in the Relf section with just “Mary A.” on it. She was born circa 1838, per the census; she was the daughter of Isaac RELF (1812-1889) and his wife Prudence (circa 1811-1866).

The Funeral of Louisa J. (HULETT) BEACH was held Sunday April 19, 1941 from her home in Sherman Chautauqua Co NY
Louisa HULETT Beach was born July 15 1863 the daughter of Uriah HULETT and Phebe GOODRICH at French Creek, She was united in Marriage to David E. BEACH who preceded her in death November 13, 1926. to this union 6 children were born, 3 surviving, Cecile, Lillian and Florence at home, one brother George HULETT 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren
A Mina Scrapbook
BEACH, Louisa J. Hulett Spouse of David E. Born 1863 Died 1944
another clipping same family;
Thursday December 19, 1929
Mrs Louisa BEACH has received word of the death of her son, Arthur BEACH of Coleman Texas. He had been in poor health for several years and suffered a stroke December 7th, He passed away December 15th, 1929.
He leaves besides his wife, 2 sons, ALWIN BEACH who was with him at death and ALFRED BEACH who is attending Harvard Law School. His mother and 4 sisters, Mrs Jason (EVA) LEWIS, Mrs Fay BLISS, And Miss Lucille BEACH of this place and Miss Lillian BEACH of Washington, and one brother Clarence of CONN.
BEACH son of Louisa
November 2, 1931
Clarence BEACH who was born at Findley Lake NY April 28, 1888 died in hospital in London CT Nov 2, 1931 aged 45 years. He spent the early part of his life here and served over 12 years in the US NAVY.
He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
The flag used in the ceremony was given to his son JACK BEACH, who with his sister JEAN, their mother Marie HULL Beach of Groton CT, his mother Louisa BEACH, 4 sisters are left to mourn his loss.
Mrs Jason LEWIS wife of Jason Lewis died Dec 25th 1937 after a brief illness
She was the eldest daughter of David BEACH and Louisa HULETT
Funeral services from the home of her mother Mrs Louisa (Hulett) BEACH
Internment in Mina Cemetery
Alonzo HULETT brother of Louisa Hulett BEACH died aged 79 Jan 27 1933 in Dover FL, (no other family)
A Mina Scrapbook
Son Arthur MANN
March 31st, No year (after feb 1920)
The eldest son of James and Miranda MANN passed away early Sunday morning from Influenza and pneumonia. His life had been spent here (Findley Lake) where he won the esteem of all. He was united in marriage with Miss Inez ODELL December 18, 1917 one daughter was born to them living but a short few months.
(No date)
His infant daughter Alma MANN died April 16, 1920 funeral from home burial at W Mina
( Arthur MANN is not in the records but surely is buried near his parents and brother and child.)

Clipping dated THURSDAY October 11 1956
A member of one of the oldest families of the town of Mina, passed away friday when Mrs Eva BEAL age 77 of North East, Erie CO PA died, she was the wife of Dr Thomas A BEAL a dentist in North East. Mrs BEAL was a Great Great Granddaughter of Alexander FINDLEY, who founded the village of the name of Findley Lake NY She was the daughter of James FINDLEY and Sarah HASLETT FINDLEY , She is survived by her husband and 2 daughters, Mrs INA WOODS of North East and Mrs WINIFRED CHILCOTT of Pittsburg, 2 brothers, Roscoe FINDLEY and Rutherford FINDLEY of Mesa AZ, and 2 grandchildren. Burial in Mina Cemetery
** another one missed in data for the Mina Cemetery
Stone not recorded in last reading either

This was the Earl Buesink (also spelled Beusink) family. I believe that Mrs. Earl Buesink was Bessie Mann.*notes from Thelma Heil
There are 4 small clippings for these children and the name is spelled BOTH
BENSINK and BUESINK Father was Earl
Whooping Cough takes 2 BENSINK Children from 2 clippings;
Same family;
A Mina Scrapbook
MINA Matters;
7 weeks old child dies from Whooping cough,
Mina, Feb 13, 1920
Mr and Mrs. Earl BENSINK's 7 week old daughter Lucille Edith died Tuesday evening of Whooping Cough. Burial at Mina Cemetery
MARCH 1920
Mina Matters On Feb 10, Mr and Mrs Earl BUESINK'S infant daughter died of Whooping cough, Their four year old son, IVAN BUESINK had the cough at the same time, Mr And Mrs BUESINK also came down with Influenza and Mr Buesink got better, MRS Buesink is still sick, Ivan came down with the flu which turned into pneumonia and he died, March 4th 1920 age 4-3-3 Mr Buesink's sister, Addie HARMELINK of Marks Corners and Mrs BENSINKS Aunt, Mrs Rollie THORP of Findley Lake and Mrs Andrrew SCHUDER cared for them all during theeir illness, with Drs FINN and HAYNES for medical assistance, Ivan was a bright active little boy, beloved by everyone, and the bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community;

PJ Obit 10/1/2002 MAYVILLE - Donald E. Biekert, 81, of 100 Morris St., died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) in his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Mayville, the son of Clarence ''Mush'' and Heila Overlander Biekert. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a radio operator. He had been employed by the New York State Department of Transportation in Mayville He is survived by his wife, E. Carol Pope Biekert; two daughters: Joan Morton of Westfield and Kathy Boberg of Mayville; a son, Paul Biekert of Jamestown; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Meeder Biekert, who died May 1, 1987. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery
BIEKERT, Donald Spouse of Lois Born 1921 Died 2002 - Vet-WWII US Army
BIEKERT, Lois nee MEEDER Spouse of Donald Born 1924 Died 1987

The People of Mina were shocked Sunday morning Feb 28th to hear that Lorenzo BOCK an old and respected citizen of Mina, had exchanged this world for the future; He was born in Germany August 15th 1830 He came with his parents to MINA, Chautauqua Co NY July 14th 1846 and has been a resident of this town since; His first wife died about 17 years ago, leaving an offspring of 13 children, 8 of whom are still living, He again married 2 children were born to this marriage, and are alive making 15 children 10 of whom survive him
He died just as though he went to sleep, with out a struggle, a loving father and husband a member of the community and honored citizen;
An old Scrapbook clipping
Added notes
His first wife was Margaret KEYSER Marriage: 11 Jan 1854 Clymer Hill, Chautauqua
2nd wife was Mary Anna BECHTEL
BOCK, Lorenzo ( JR) Spouse of Anna M. Born 1831 Died 2-28-1897
BOCK, Anna M. Spouse of Lorenzo Died 11-29-1897 2nd wife
BOCK, Margaret Died 5-02-1880 1st wife
Several others BOCK found in recent reading
BOCK, Margaret Born 1804 Died 11-10-1883 nee STUBENRAUCH wife of Lorenzo SENIOR mother of Lorenzo JR
Lorenzo SR according to family files died 1868 in Mina also probably buried here

Mrs Elizabeth BUCK (is BOCK) family died in Mina June 16th 1899 in the 65th year of her age Mrs BUCK leaves a husband ( George BUCK b Germany ca 1835) a son Philip and a dau Louisa wife of Rev H. W. WARNSHUIS Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Northeast Erie Co PA An old Scrapbook clipping,
Mrs Buck was born in Germany also Her husband the brother of Lorenzo BOCK and also SON of Lorenzo BUCK/ BOCK b Germany all in Mina
The name is now spelled BUCK on stones
BUCK, Elizabeth Spouse of George Born 1834 Died 1899
BUCK, George Spouse of Elizabeth Born 1834 Died 1906
BUCK, John S. Born 1865 Died 1917
BUCK, Leonie Born 1910 Died 1910
BUCK, Silas Born 1863 Died 1865 - Son of George & Elizabeth Buck

Mrs Kate PLAKENPOLE BRADLEY died at the home of her son, Rollie BRADLEY, Monday afternoon August 6th 1945
She was born July 12th 1863 (or Jan & Dora parents of Anna Geertruid (Katie), b.12 Jul 1862,) in Rotterdam Holland and came to America when 7 years old, The family settled at Mina Corners, (Chautauqua co NY) and Mrs BRADLEY spent her entire life here in this section of the community. Burial was in Mina Corners Cemetery
She is survived by a son, Rollie BRADLEY and a daughter Mrs Louis WRIGHT of Jamestown Ohio;

Thursday August 13, 1931
Byron H. BRADLEY was born in the town of French Creek near a place known by some as BRANDY MILLS January 1865 died Jamestown NY July 27th 1931 afe 66 yrs 6 months. and married to Kate PLAGENPOLE (spelling)
to this union, one son and daughter were born (named above) For several years Mr BRADLEY owned and operated a Blacksmiths shop and more recently with his son, opened a garage. Burial in the Mina Corners Cemetery;
To morn his loss, a wife, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, a brother Theodore BRADLEY of Spartansburg (Warren Co PA)

March 26, 1941 Findley Lake
Mrs Harry BROWN died at Corry Hospital after suffering Spinal meningitis, age 19 yrs Burial in the MINA Cemetery Born Mary THIEME was married Feb 21 1941 besides her husband she is survived by Mr and Mrs EMIL THIEME her parents, brothers Merle, Clinton, Alfred and Carl and sister Evelyn THIEME
** According to census data the parents names are CARL E.and EVA Not EMIL and there was another daughter GERALDINE THIEME born about 1920 all but Alfred and Evelyn were born in Ohio the Father in Denmark and mother in PA
Carl Emil Thieme the father of this family was born 28 Jan 1886 lived Trumbull, OH is where he was registered for the WW I draft His wife was Eva Lena
father Carl Emil died Feb 1973 Clymer, Chautauqua, New York
son Carl was born about 1906 in Ohio the eldest child

Dec 21, 1917 MINA
Mrs John CADY formerly Miss Gladys MERKET age 19 years 3 mon 9 days died Dec 19; She leaves a husband to mourn her, and one little daughter Edith Jane, and one brother, John MERKET of Brocton NY
Burial beside her parents Joe and Jane MERKET, Mina Cemetery

Delbert H. CADY age 77 (1955 clipping no other date) died early Tuesday Morning at his home near Mark's Corners The eldest of 8 children of Abraham and Johanna ( GRAVINK) CADY he was born in Clymer, Feb 16th 1878 and resided in this area his entire life; He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Feb 23, 1903 he was married to the former Cena NEWHOUSE, who survives him. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Feb 1953. He was a farmer; 2 daughters survive,
Mrs Roy BUESINK Sherman, , and Mrs Eva DEUINK, Clymer, one son, Elwin CADY of Clymer one Brother Roy CADY of Minerva Ohio.
Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; a son Erwin died in infancy;
Burial in Mina Cemetery / Scrapbook Clipping
CADY, Delbert H. Spouse of Cena L. Born 1878 Died 1955
CADY, Cena L. Spouse of Delbert H. Born 1882 Died 1961

Sherman, NY-Florence B. CASLER 88, of N. Haven Apts. Sherman, formerly of Ripley, died at 12:55 AM Wednesday (May 11, 1983) in the South Eastern Medical Center, Miami, FL. She was born Oct. 20, 1894, in Mina Township, the daughter of David & Louisa HULETT BEACH. Mrs. CASLER was a graduate of Fredonia State College, where she earned bachelor's & master's degrees in education. She was a retired 1st grade teacher from Sherman Central School. Surviving are 2 grandsons: Robert BLISS of Brocton & Bruce BLISS of FL & 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her 1st husband Fay BLISS; her 2nd husband Fred CASLER; 2 sons : Robert BLISS & the Rev. Maurice BLISS; 2 brothers: Arthur & Clarence BEACH & 3 sisters: Eva LEWIS, Lillian H. & Cecille BEACH. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery

Mrs. Mary (STANTON ) CAVE Sherman, (* Chautauqua Co NY) May 6, 1926
The death of Mrs. Mary CAVE a widow of William CAVE of this village died Wednesday night at 11 pm, at the age of 75 years; She was a former resident of Mina but had lived in Sherman for the past 11 years, She is survived by 3 daughters, Ruth at home, Mrs. Bertha SKELLIE of Mina and Mrs. Carrie DOUGLASS of North East, Erie Co PA
She also leaves 7 grandchildren and one sister MISS Rachel STANTON of Sherman, with whom she resided;. Mrs. Cave’s death was very sudden, and entirely unexpected, she was in her usual good health until in about a half hour of her passing.
Burial in Mina Corners Cemetery; Source;
A Mina Scrapbook
Added notes;
Mina Online Cemetery data;
CAVE William, H. 3-5-1838, died 3-12-1910 Civil War Veteran
Served New York Enlisted I Co. 9th Cav Reg. NY Mustered Out at Cedar Run, VA
on 07 August 1863 Source: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
CAVE Mary C. 8-18-1851, d, 5-6-1926
Parents: Father: Benjamin Stanton Mother: Rachel Wallace She was born in Mayville NY WILLIAM HENRY CAVE was the son of JAMES CAVE b England d here; and Jane HAZEN, Mary STANTON was his 2nd wife, first was Mandia FOX who died Mina 13 Aug 1874

PJ Obit 10/6/2001
Margaret I. Cherico, 87, of Clarence, formerly of Buffalo and Kittaning, Pa., died Saturday (Oct. 6, 2001) in Buffalo General Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Sagamore, Pa., the daughter of George and Anna Wargo Yorko. She worked in Kittanning as a waitress and cashier. She had worked as a seamstress in Buffalo and as a riveteer during World War II. She is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Cherico of Clarence, whom she married Dec. 28, 1939; a daughter, Rita Gale Ruszceky of Dallas; a grandson, Edward Fenn of Clarence; and a brother. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery.

Royal CHESLEY died at his home in Findley Lake Chautauqua Co NY Friday July 2, 1920 at the age of 72 years. He was married to Almira STETSON May 22 1872 to this Union, 7 children were born 5 boys 2 girls, 3 sons survive, William of North East, Burt and Arthur of Mina 1 dau, Ada WAKELY of Mina and 10 Grandchildren
When the foundations of the Republic were threatened, Mr CHESLEY offered himself for service and on Sept 14th 1864 was enrolled as a Soldier, in Co G of the 15th Regt NY Engineers discharged June 13, 1865 at Fort Barry VA. Burial in the Mina Cemetery.

Mrs Elmira ( STETSON) CHESLEY aged 81 years passed away October 13, 1928 after a long illness She had always lived in this vicinity, and was devoted to her family, (names children omitted and also left 4 sisters, unnamed) Burial in Mina Cemetery
Almira or Elmira STETSON was born ca 1847 in Mina the daughter of Charles STETSON and Caressa GREENMAN One sister who survived her was ELIZA STETSON b 1856 wife of Francis Lorenzo PRATT

Son Arthur CHESLEY died July 22, 1947 age 61 wife Mae LEWIS survived buried Mina Corners
A lot more CHESLEY in new reading of this cemetery

Mrs Jane Elizabeth BUSH CLIFFORD was born at Cherry Valley Otsego CO NY July 8 1833 and was married to William CLIFFORD at Cooperstown NY Jan 2, 1851 their entire married life save 1 yr was spent in Mina Chautauqua Co NY
To this union 3 ch were born, 1 son and the husband preceding her some years since;
remaining are 1 son, Dewitt C CLIFFORD with whom she resided and daughter Mrs W. C. SHOPPART (EMILY) Burial at Mina Cemetery ( no record for her burial here or her son DeWitt but) also there
CLIFFORD, William Died 4-15-1887 Age 52
SHOPPART, Emily Born 1853 Died 1925 (nee CLIFFORD)

DeWITT CLIFFORD was born in Mina, Chautauqua Co NY July 30 1863 and died August 9, 1935 being a few days over 72 yrs of age.
Mr CLIFFORD and Elsie HOOKER were married 42 yrs ago and have always lived on the farm north of town/ Burial in Mina Cemetery
CLIFFORD, Elsie HOOKER wife of DeWITT CLIFFORD born at Findley Lake March 29, 1872 dau of George and Jeanette DeCLOW HOOKER and died October 20, 1938
Burial in Mina Cemetery

The sad news has been received of the death of one of our most estimable ladies
Mrs C.E. CORBETT, formerly Miss Clara BAKER who graced the social circles of our village from her early childhood til her marriage June 6th 1880 to Mr. Clarence E CORBETT of Bradford PA where they since resided; And where she died September 27, 1884 leaving a husband and one child to mourn her loss from An old Scrapbook
Added note;
Clara BAKER Corbett is buried in Mina cemetery with her infant son, who died at the age of 1 month;
Clara E. wife of C.E. Corbett, died 9-27-1884 aged 26
Son Clarence E. died 10-18-1884, age 1 month, "Our Son"

PJ Obit August 13, 1930
SHERMAN--Curtis Cornell died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his wife, Minnie, seven children, Minnie, Clyde and Harold Cornell of Sherman: Mrs. James Harrington of Oil City, Pa., Mrs. Harry (Blanche) Shephard of Jamestown; Miss Theo Cornell of Cleveland, and Melvin Cornell of Jamestown; two brothers, Wallace and Chester Cornell of Niobe. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the home. The interment will be in Mina Cemetery.
CORNELL, Minnie Spouse of Curtis Born 1869 Died 1955

1906 Clipping no other date
On Friday last week Claude DAVENPORT was operated on for appendicitis by Drs ELLIS and CHRISTY of Sherman, and Clymer, he lingered til 11 on Monday
He was born Oct 23 1877 on Feb 15th 1890 he married Miss Bertha GRIMES whose father died about 2 weeks ago, They had always made their home at Mina with her parents
Burial Mina Corners
Bertha GRIMES Davenport remarried to Gust MARTIN
Saturday Sept 12, 1936
Mrs Bertha GRIMES MARTIN widow of Gust MARTIN died thurs evening at the family home west of the village of Sherman, she was 56 yrs old, born in Mina Feb 15, 1880 she is survived by her mother, Mrs Della HART, 2 sons, Ralph MARTIN and Arthur MARTIN and 1 grand dau Margaret MARTIN
a Mina Scrapbook Clipping

Sherman, Feb 18 (* 1904)
Byron DAVENPORT of French Creek, Chautauqua Co NY, one of the wealthy and influential farmers of this area hanged himself, Wednesday;
He went to the barn, between 6 and 7 AM as if to do the milking, hung his lantern behind the horses, it’s usual place, then stepped upon a bucket , tied the rope around the scaffold and around his neck, then kicked the bucket out of the way. When found, his feet were touching the floor, and he had been dead about an hour;
He was 57 yrs old, had just sold his farm, and had offered to buy it back for $300 more than he had been paid, to buy it back again, the auction was to be Friday the 19th of Feb.
A note was found stating the future held no prospect for him,and this sad act supposed due to financial trouble;
He leaves a wife, 2 sons, Leigh DAVENPORT of Sherman and Claude of Mina, one adopted daughter Bertha PETIT, and 2 sisters, Mrs Lovica PETIT of French Creek and Mrs Sophia SWITZER of MASS,
The body was found by his eldest son, Burial in Mina Cemetery
Data source; An old Scrapbook clipping
DAVENPORT, Byron A. Spouse of Martha S. Born 1847 Died 1904
DAVENPORT, Martha S. Fritts Spouse of Byron A. Born 1850 Died 1886 - Dau of Daniel & Susanna (Traxler) Fritts ( there is a 2nd wife Sarah in 1900 census probably widow NEWHOUSE )

The Death of David DECLOW occurred on Friday June 16th 1893 at the residence of his son William near Sherman . Mr DECLOW was born Feb 10, 1806 in Lebanon Madison CO NY His parents died while he was very young. For 16 years he followed school teaching in Herkimer Co and vicinity , when in 1827 at the age of 21 He married Miss Celestia HOLDRIDGE of Plainfiled, Otsego CO NY
removing to Winfield, where he resided until 1837, when he removed to Mina, Chautauqua Co NY as one of the pioneers of the untitled county, where he has resided up to the time of his death, Burial in Mina Cemetery

In Memorian; Celestia, Wife of David DECLOW died April 27th 1887 deserves more than just a passing notice. In 1834 she came to this county with her husband helping to bear all the ups and downs of a new county. She was a mild and amiable disposition, modest and retiring in manners yet firm in her convictions of right. She shared the toils of her husband in securing a home, She was the mother of 10 children, of whom 7 survive her. For over 10 years she was troubled with heart disease. * A Mina Scrapbook
** my note , from birth place and age, I will make an educated guess she is a sister to BOTH Randall and Alexander HOLDRIDGE of Mina

Mrs Lucy DECLOW arrived in town (Mina) sunday, bringing the remains of her 3 year old daughter Martha, who had died at Indianapolis IN Jan 22, She had been stopping at the Indiana Surgical Institute with her child for a short time, and they were in the 4th story of the building when it burned the night of the 21st, at which time 19 cripples were roasted alive, and they barely escaped, Mrs Declow losing her watch and all her money, she is stopping by with her parents, Mr and Mrs Henry MANN for the present,
another clipping
the OTHER little child of Mrs Declow died thursday at the residence of Henry MANN. Mrs DECLOW who has been very sick is reported slightly improved.
A Mina Scrapbook Well Lucy DID recover, though how she did is a wonder;
she is buried at West Mina Cemetery with the 2 dead children
Lucy, 1858-1945
Carlie, 1887-1891
Martie, 1888-1891 is little Martha

Alfred M. Douglass died at his home on Park St. in this village at 2 o'clock last Sunday morning; October 2. Mr. Douglass was 81 years old, and his death came following an illness of more than two months, he having suffered a stroke about the middle of July last. Deceased was born on the Douglass farm in Mina on January 17, 1845, and which was his home for 54 years. Some six years ago he came to Sherman to live. Mr. Douglass was a member of the Community Church, Sherman Grange, president of the Mina Cemetery Association and one of the directors of the Sherman Telephone Company. He was an exemplary citizen in every respect and gave unswerving loyalty to every cause that was nearest to his heart. Such a life needs no eulogy.
He was married on Feb. 23, 1865 to Miss Emily L. Trivett, and for nearly 62 years they shared the joys and vicissitudes of life together. He is survived by the widow and three sons-Jay P. Douglass of Mina, Fred J. Douglass of North East, PA; and Roy A. Douglass of Canandaigua, NY. Funeral services in memory of the deceased were held from the home on Tues. afternoon, impressively conducted by the Rev. Harry Clay, Poland, Pastor of the Community Church. Members of the Grange attended in a body. Burial was in Mina Cemetery. Those in attendance from a distance were Mr.and Mrs. F.J. Douglass and two daughters, Ruby and Opal of North East, PA; Mr and Mrs J.P. Douglass of MIna, NY; Mr and Mrs. R.A. Douglass and daughter, Lucille of Canandaigua; a brother Simeon A. Douglass Jr. and daughter Dorothy C. Douglass of Jamestown. Mr and Mrs Alfred H. Douglass and son, Alfred Norman of Mina; J. Glenn Douglass of Erie; Mr and Mrs. Harry Douglass and daughter, Arlene of Fredonia. Edward D. Pelton, Erie; Floyd Pelton of Union City; Mr and Mrs V.E. Saunders of Westfield; Mr. and Mrs Charles H. Smith, Mrs Willard Blackman, Mr and Mrs Stephen Abbey, Mrs J.P. Trivett, Mr and Mrs Clarence Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaw, Mrs. Josephine Knowles, Mrs. Mary Jane Walker, Mrs. Belle Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Hayner, Frank Hayner, Minnie Snyder of North East; Will Hayner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wooster of Ripley.
Douglass/Douglas Family Scrapbook posted on Chautauqua message board

PJ Obit 10/31/2003
FINDLEY LAKE - Edward A. Eliason, 83, of 2682 Sunnyside Road, Findley Lake, died 4:35 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) in Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie.
He was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Erie, the son of Oscar A. and Jennie Anderson Eliason. He was a 1938 graduate of Findley Lake High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II from 1941 to 1945.He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Williams Eliason of Findley Lake, whom he married May 28, 1949; two sons: William Eliason of Glendale, Ariz., and David Eliason of Findley Lake; two daughters: Sally Landis of Findley Lake and Nancy Palpant of Elburn, Ill.; 10 grandchildren: and two brothers: Leonard Eliason of Findley Lake and Harold Eliason of Pensacola, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a sister, June Shafer, who died in 1997. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery.

PARKERSBURG, Ohio - Harry James Foster, 57, of Fourth Avenue, died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Erie, the son of Lois Houghtling Foster and the late Oliver Foster. He was a 1966 graduate of Marietta High School. He had been employed by the Fenton Art Glass Company, as an assistant chef by Hotel Lafayette, and as a chef by Parkerburg Country Club for more than 10 years. He was also associated with the Washington Vocational School, where he was a tour guide. Besides his mother of Reno, he is survived by two sons: J.P. Danker of Cox's Mills, W.Va., and Stephan Gray of West Virginia; two daughters: Tina Szegda of Whitemore Lake, Mich., and Hilary Foster of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren: Booke Szegda, Jarred and Halley Schatz, and Jonathan Danker; three brothers: Gary Foster of Marietta, Terry Foster of Lowell and Jerry Foster of New York City; and two sisters: Linda Vannoy of Belleville, Ill., and Sonja Hahman of Glouster. He was preceded in death by his father, who died Feb. 15, 2001. A private graveside service will be held in Mina Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

11/26/2001 - Robert ‘‘Fred’’ Foster, 63, of 127 Bourne St., died Monday (Nov. 26, 2001) in Westfield Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1938, in the Mina township, Sherman, the son of the late William R. and Mary E. Long Foster. He is survived by his wife, Doris Camp Foster of Westfield; three sons: Rick, Jim and Jeremy Foster, all of Westfield; two daughters: Brenda Foster of Westfield and Traci Foster of Jamestown; 12 grandchildren; two brothers: Donald and David Foster both of Corry; and two sisters: Mary Lou Whilting of Vanleer, Tenn., and Martha Kramer of North East, Pa. He was preceded in death by two sons: an infant and Steven Foster; and two brothers: Tommy and John Foster Burial will be in Mina Cemetery

Clipping, Feb 13, 1918
The funeral for Frank FOX , who passed away at his home here Tuesday, was held Saturday, Burial Mina Cemetery An Old Scrapbook clipping
* Mina Cemetery
FOX, Franklin Spouse of Delphina Born 1832 Died 1918
FOX, Delphina Spouse of Franklin Born 1831 Died 1935

Mr. Daniel FRITTS an old resident of Mina Chautauqua CONY died at his home at Mina Corners, Thursday Morning, July 7th aged 82 years
An Old Scrapbook

Added notes;
In 1880 Daniel is in Mina age 70 with a wife EMILY, age 45
If he were 82 he died July 7th 1892
found he was born, Birth: 11 NOV 1810 Livingston New York
In Mina cemetery is his first wife and some children;
Susan T, Wife of Daniel FRITTS d, 3-17-1870, aged 57-4-11
"Sleep on loved one, and take thy rest;
You are reigning among the blest
You could withus no longer stay;
For Jesus called you from Earth , Away
Sons of Daniel and Susan, FRITTS,
Henry T. d, Oct 20, 1866 aged 27-8-4
Benjamin F. 112th NY Vol, Died June 6, 1861 or (*1864) aged 23 years
(*Benjamin Fritts, Mina, wounded in arm, June 1, '64; started to walk to
White House, and not heard from since.

John L GEER age 95 of North East died Friday March 2, 1951 at the home of a granddaughter Mrs. Richard YOUNG, after a long illness;
Surviving are a son Ernest GEER of Falconer, 2 granddaughters, and 2 nephews Burial at Mina Cemetery
** some of the GEER family are buried in old Findley Lake Cemetery also John L was born in nearby Greenfield Twp Erie CO PA
son of Simeon and Sarah, sisters Sarah and Mary
Ernest GEER was born 03 Aug 1886 in Sherman NY

Mrs Lida M GEER 52 wife of Ernest M. GEER died thursday Evening August 15, 1935 at her home 98 E main St Besides her husband she is survived by 2 daughters Mrs Lelia YOUNGS, and Mrs Fern MATTADE a son Russell GEER, a brother Ralph PERRINE< and 3 sisters, Mrs Ray SPARLING Mrs Edgar CARIS and Mrs Maurice ORTON, Internment in MINA Cemetery
A Mina Scrapbook
( again not in Mina records )

Edith A. Barrett Geer, 88, of Sherman Mayville Road, Sherman, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 27, 2005) in Westfield Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Sherman, the daughter of David Elias and Margaret Harris Barrett. She is survived by her husband, Russell Geer of Sherman, whom she married Nov. 25, 1942; a daughter, Margaret Geer of Sherman; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sons: David Paul Geer of East Liverpool, Ohio, and George Charles Ely of Clearwater, Fla.; and a sister, Beatrice Burtner of Fredonia.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Natalie Matteson; a brother, David Ralph Barrett; two half-sisters; and a half-brother

PJ: 1/2/1979: Mayville: Elmer L. Gibbens, 75, of Plank Road, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 30, 1978) in Westfield Memorial Hospital after an illness of one year.
He had been employed at Long Point state Park with the park police and as caretaker, retiring in 1969. He was born Nov. 9, 1903, in Wayne County, Ohio, the son of David and Minnie Walkrow Gibbens and had resided in the Mayville area the past nine years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys L. Perdue, whom he married Oct. 30, 1923 in Erie, Pa. Also surviving are four sons, Elmer Gibbens of Jamestown, Andrew Gibbens of Ft. McCoy, Fla., now serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, Edwin Gibbens of Fredonia, Ellsworth Gibbens of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Eva Truesdale of Terra Haute, Ind., Ann Foster of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Flora Rolph of Jamestown; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert Gibbens and Robert Gibbens, both of North East, Pa.; four sisters, Mable Chase and Emma Brown of Ripley, Margaret Waterman of North East, Pa.; and Mildred Bucher of Toledo, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Russell; and a brother, Floyd Gibbens. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery.

PJ Obit 4/25/2005
MAYVILLE - Hilda Nelson Glad, 85, of 244 St. Stanislaus, Rochester, formerly of Mayville, died Saturday (April 23, 2005) in Rochester. She was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Elbing, Germany, the daughter of Aldolph and Wilhelmena Schultz Pellnat.
She is survived by two daughters: Judy Smith of Mayville and Robin Khakpour of Rochester; a son, Ronald Nelson of Mayville; a grandson, David Smith of Laurel, Md.; a brother, Gerry Schermer of Cuba, N.Y.; two stepdaughters: Glenda Lyon of Ashville and Gloria Raymond of Jamestown; and three step-grandchildren: Shelly Brocci of Ann Harbor, Mich., Lon Lyon of Rochester and Bruce Lyon of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter A. Nelson, who died Aug. 3, 1978, and her second husband, Charles R. Glad, who died Dec. 18, 1999. The Rev. Alan Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Mina Cemetery.

Nora May Rater Greene, 79, of 9737 Route 430, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2004) in her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Sherman, the daughter of Jesse and Lona Davis Rater.
A lifetime resident of Sherman,She is survived by by her husband of 60 years, William A. Greene Sr., whom she married April 19, 1944; two daughters: Bonnie McCool and Karen Sparling, both of North East; an adopted daughter, Pat Bowman of North East; two sons: Bill Greene Jr. of North East and Kevin Greene of Great Valley; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mary Camp of Ripley and Bernice Warner of Sherman. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebeka McCool; four sisters: Gertie Rater, Mabel Taylor, Gladys Warner and Velma Meeder; and a brother, Lee Rater.
Interment will be in Mina Cemetery.

(info from a Jan 1944 Jamestown newspaper clipping) Sherman...Mrs. Polly Green, 93, one of the large family of Loveless children, none of whom now survives, died yesterday. She spent the greater part of her life at the home in the town of Mina. Her husband, John Green, died 28 years ago. Several nieces and nephews survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 PM at the Tenhagen Funeral Home, Findley Lake. Interment will be in Mina Cemetery.
GREEN, Polly Born 1850 Died 1944

Richard GREENMAN 1829-1915
Findley Lake March 24 1915
Richard Greenman died at the hospital at Dewittville Saturday where he had been for treatment about 18 months. His condition was much improved and on Friday considered well on the road to recovery, but the end came Saturday afternoon, He was born in Hamilton Co NY July 3, 1829 making him nearly 87 years old, the last of a family of 8 children (* Parents were Charles Greenman (son of Job) and Catherine HOUSE) Richard was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting with the 9th NY Cavalry,
He lived in Michigan for about 30 years, coming here about 15 years ago,
where he has since resided until going to hospital. Burial in Mina Corners Cemetery
He leaves several nieces and nephews from a Mina Scrapbook

Mr DEAZRO GRIMES, b 1838 d 1906 died very suddenly in Mina, Chautauqua CO NY last wWednesday, He suffered a stoke of apoplexy on Tuesday and passed aaway peacefully the next day
Mr GRIMES was 68 years old, He leaves a wife and 3 children
Internment Mina Corners

Mrs. Eleanor PIER GRIMES Sheffield PA, died at her home Jan 1, 1909 age 53 years. The dau of Newell and Hannah PIER and was born at French Creek Chautauqua CO NY where she united in marriage with Deazro GRIMES in 1877 of Mina where they lived together until his death which occurred 3 years earlier, July 4th 1905 She had been in poor health for several years and a great sufferer. She leaves a daughter LOLA , 3 sisters, Mrs Amy PIER of Beaver Dam PA, Mrs J SMITH of CORRY and Mrs George SHORE of Mina; Internment in Mina Corners Cemetery
Added notes;
Eleanor Pier ("Ella") was the youngest daughter of Newell and Hannah (Sullivan) Pier. She is sister of Rohannah Pier, and the second wife of Deazro Grimes.
Source: Pier Reunion Record: p. 84; Pier Minutes: p. 136; report of death at age 53 years. ( 52 years 1 month and 19 days.)
Her sister was the first wife of Deazro Grimes; Rohannah Pier was the daughter of Newell and Hannah (Sullivan) Pier. Rohannah (Pier) Grimes died in 1876 at the age of 32 years.
Source: Pier Reunion Record: p. 82 Ancestry.com file

Frank D, GRIMES 1870-1921
Died in Mina, Feb 1921 He was born in Mina, July 6 1870 and spent his whole life there, except 3 years in Bradford PA he was a harness maker, He leaves a brother Charles GRIMES of South RIPLEY, a sister, Mrs. Lola GRIMES PHIFER he never married;
Burial in Mina Corners cemetery / Scrapbook Clipping

Nahum N. GRIMES An old resident of this town (Mina Chautauqua CO NY ) Died at his home in this village, Sunday afternoon aged 80 years
The funeral was held Tuesday at his late home An old Scrapbook clipping
GRIMES, N. N. Spouse of Charlotte Born 1820 Died 1901
GRIMES, Isaac H. Spouse of Addie H. Born 1846 Died 1921 - Vet-CW Pvt Co I 8 Cav Reg NY Vol
GRIMES, Addie H. Spouse of Isaac H. Born 1850 Died 1932
GRIMES, Charlotte Spouse of N. N. Born 1825 Died 1898
Others here also Mina Cemetery
In the Mina 1850 census He and Charlotte have 2 sons, Isaac b ca 1846 served Civil War CC NY 9th and Orson N b ca 1847

Carlton HASLETT died suddenly
A well known farmer, Carlton “Carl” James HASLETT died at 1 am Wednesday (?no date) 1938 He was born and raised at Findley Lake and lived there nearly all his life;
He was 58 yrs old; He leaves a wife, Nellie B HASLETT a dau Beulah Elizabeth HASLETT and one son, Burley James HASLETT;
Burial in the family plot at Mina Cemetery
Pall bearers were, Fred HASLETT, Albert HASLETT, Forest SMITH, Glenn SMITH Frank WHICHER and Roscoe WILLIAMS all relatives of Mr. HASLETT
a Mina Scrapbook
HASLETT, Carlton James Spouse of Nellie B. Died 1938 Age 58
HASLETT, Nellie B. - d. date unreadable or not there?

Russell P. Himelein, 80, of 2400 Mina-French Creek Road, died at 5 a.m. Sunday (July 25, 2004) in his home. He was born April 16, 1924, in the town of Mina, the son of Charles Herman and Bertha Post Himelein. He is survived by his wife, Betty R. Adams Himelein of Clymer, whom he married Sept. 4, 1993; four daughters: Bonnie Balser, Mesquite, Texas, RuthAnn Delgado, Lakewood, Colo., Carol Jean Himelein of Sherman, and Penny L. Himelein, Greensboro, N.C.; four sons: Robert G. and Joseph H. Himelein, both of Findley Lake, Russell J. Himelein, Ripley, and Gordon L. Himelein of Littleton, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two stepchildren:David M. Adams of Fort Lee, N.J., and Rita Adams of Taylorsville, Utah; three sisters: Ruth Tidd of Erie, Jeanette Olson of Falconer, and Alice Hennebohl of Gasport, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Mong Himelein, who died in September 1990; a daughter, Bertha I. Himelein, who died Dec. 4, 1999; a sister, Clara Cady; and a brother, Charles Himelein.

Dec 14, 1944 Silas HIMELEIN d at Hamot Hospital Erie residence Findley Lake NY Interment will be made in family plot at Mina Corners Cemetery
Papers please copy / his birth yr ca 1866 -69 wife in 1930 is Hattie not found in cemetery data
Son of Adam Himelein
CHARLES Herman Himelein 67 of Findley Lake, died at his home here Sunday (Clipping dated Sunday April 29, 1945) after an illness of a year;
He is survived by his wife Mrs Bertha POST HIMELEIN, 4 daughters, Ruth, Mrs Clara CADY, Jeanette of Jamestown and Alice at home, also a son Russell of Findley Lake, a brother LEVANT of Gowanda, a sister Mrs Roy PENGREY of Delavan NY
he also has 1 grandchild, he was predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters Burial.in the family plot at Mina Corners son of Adam Himelein
Bertha POST Himelein is buried at Mina Corners
HIMELEIN, Bertha M. Spouse of C. Herman Born 22 Jun 1890 d Feb 1973

Death of A.D. HOLDRIDGE (about 1890)
On Friday last, the sad intelligence was thrown over this community that one of the neighbors and older citizens had quietly passed away during the night. His disease was complicated , had lung trouble together with bowels and kidneys. A D HOLDRIDGE the subject of this memoir was born in Plainfield, Otsego Co NY June 24, 1813 making him 77 years 5 months and 4 days old. Funeral services were held at the Mina Church.
(his name was ALEXANDER HOLDRIDGE ) A Mina Scrapbook
** Alexander D. HOLDRIDGE was born at Plainfield Otsego CO NY June 24, 1813 and in 1841 settled near Mina Corners and near the place he now resides(1874) He held the offices, of Postmaster, Justice of the peace and notary public;
He was married to Almeda Jane PARK of Winfield NY
His children, besides 3 who died young; Melissa, wife of Job SKELLIE Chester P. who married Ruth SKELLIE (Buried W. Mina) Sarah, wife of Jerome A BUCKLEY and resided Mayville
Andrew Young, History of Chautauqua Co NY 1875

The funeral of MRS. A.D. HOLDRIDGE of West Mina, was held from the M.E. Church She had been sick for some time. She was 86 years of age. The bearers were her grandsons, George SKELLIE, Frank SKELLIE, Dell SKELLIE, Roy SKELLIE, George BUCKLEY, John BEUSINK. Internment in MINA Cemetery (penciled in date of 1910)
A Mina Scrapbook

Dana P. HORTON, Supervisor of Mina died at his home in Findley's Lake shortly after midnight Monday morning, after a critical illness of about 2 weeks,. He was first taken ill about 1 yr ago when he suffered a stroke of Paralysis since that time has been poorly but managed to attend to business, Dana P HORTON was born at Gerry Chautauqua CO NY, December 24, 1838 and was therefore 59 yrs and 3 days old at the time of his death, After the War broke out he enlisted in 1862 and fought with the Army of the Potomac until after the Battle of Gettysburg when he went southwest with General HOOKER. On account of valiant service at Lookout Mountain, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Shortly before the close of the war he was wounded and sent home receiving an honorable discharge, After the war Mr HORTON removed to the town of French Creek and in 1868 he removed to the town of Mina and conducted a large stock farm. He also became a politician of great power in the community, He was twice married and is survived by his widow and 2 daughters, Mrs Bebee DAVIS of Corry and Miss Myra HORTON
** old clipping Mina Scrapbook
D.P. died, 12-27-1897, age 60-0-3
Wife, Clara C. d, 9-27-1876, aged 26-11-22
NO flag for his Military services noted
HORTON Mary E. 1853-1929
HORTON Ida V. 1853-1944

Jan 13, 1934; (posted clipping)
Leo HUBBARD passed away Thursday Evening at the Corry Hospital, Mr HUBBARD had been ill since Saturday Wednesday he was removed to the hospital, and underwent a serious appendix operation early Thursday AM, He was born in Grand Rapids MI and was exactly 29 years old on the day of his demise. 14 yrs ago he with his parents, Mr and Mrs Leo HUBBARD moved to Sherman, (Chautauqua CO ) NY. 6 yrs ago they moved to Frrench Creek, On Feb 28th, he united in marriage with Miss Geneva MORE of French Creek and besides his wife, he leaves an infant daughter, Ila Jean, his parents, sister Arlyne and brother Mahlon
Mina Corners Cemetery
Leo J. 1886-1957
Pearl 1887-1965
Leo Jr. 1905-1934

Died, Sept 15, 1953
Alton Fay HUNTLEY of Wattsburg PA Husband of Estella M Huntley father of Cecil A, and Roy L HUNTLEY Burial in Mina Cemetery / old clipping

Thursday Sept 22 1955
Died Monday Estella M HUNTLEY 72 at her home, a life long resident she leaves 2 sons, Cecil A and Roy L. HUNTLEY 2 sisters. Mrs Maude WHITNEY and Mrs Nellie MOSEMAN 5 grandch and 2 Great Grand ch burial in the Mina Cemetery /clipping

David F. IVES Well known Findley Lake man dies after brief illness in his 89th year;
October 4th 1929 Burial at Mina Cemetery ** from A Mina Scrapbook
added note DAVID FORSHEE IVES 6, b. April 22, 1848. Lived at Findley Lake, N. Y. married . IDA HASKELL, May 13, 1876; she d. Nov. 29, 1920.Dau of Rufus

Lola M. IVES the daughter of Mr and Mrs David Ives ( Ida HASKELL) died Saturday Evening, October 26th ? (1919) of Typhoid age 12 Internment at Findley's Lake Cemetery more likely by parents in Mina Corners

Feb 20, 1910 Findley Lake Mrs BERTHA IVES, wife of Arthur Ives died at home after an illness of only 6 days; She was aged 27 yrs She was born in French Creek
Survivors besides her husband are 3 small children the youngest 17 months;
Her parents, 3 brothers, Bert, Lee and Roy NEWHOUSE, 4 sisters,
Mrs Harry IVES, Mrs Charles LEWIS, Mrs Maggie SUTTER and Maude NEWHOUSE
Burial at MINA ** A Mina Scrapbook
** ARTHUR DE FOREST IVES 7, b. Aug. 29, 1887. Served in the late war.
m. Bertha NEWHOUSE.

Lester JONES died at his home in Mina Jan 25 1906 age 50 yrs Buried Mina Cemetery
A scrapbook Clipping
further details are his wife was Susan OTTAWAY a son is buried here also
JONES, Ray O. Born 1887 Died 1957 - Son of Lester & Susan Ann (Ottaway) Jones

Abiarthar LAKE an old resident of Mina died Sunday after a long and painful illness,
A Mina Scrapbook (1897)
Abiathar W. 1819-1897
Harriet C. 1819- xxxx "At rest"
is on a monument at Mina Corners cemetery but 2 sides cannot be read by transcriber;

May 14th 1951 Findley Lake, Chautauqua CO NY
Mrs Gertrude LANGDON, wife of Albert LANGDON, mother of Mrs Harry VanSLYKE, of Girard, Mrs. John SCHULTZ of North East PA, Martin LANGDON, Ebenezer LANGDON, of North East, Mrs Merton LAMB Internment in Mina Cemetery A Mina Scrapbook
LANGDON, Albert J. Spouse of Gertrude M. Born 1879 Died 1961
LANGDON, Gertrude M. Spouse of Albert J. Born 1881 Died 1951

Glen A. Lewis, 61, of Cass Street, Westfield and formerly of Sherman and Wellsville, died Sept. 29, 2005 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa. He was born Feb. 26, 1944, the son of the late William R. and Clara M. Lewis. He worked in the sawmill for Babcock Lumber in Sherman and also for Better Baked Foods in Sherman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the Buffalo Bills. He is survived by a daughter, Beth Ann Lewis of Corry, Pa.; five grandchildren; a sister, Martha Gibbons of Westfield; and two brothers, William Lewis of Clymer and John Lewis of Mayville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, an infant brother, Daniel Lewis and Ronald Lewis. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery

Mina Dec 20 1923
Lee MARTIN born of English parents in 1882 died of pneumonia Dec 5th.
He leaves besides his wife Bertha Davenport PETTIT ,4 young daughters from 8 to 15 yrs of age. One sister Mrs Edith SCHERMERHORN of Lakewood, and his father who resides in Jamestown, His mother died when he was 3 years old, When he was 5 and his sister 8 they were adopted by Mr and Mrs Joseph TerHaar and has always lived in this community, loved by all ; a wreath was presented by the Sherman High School where the oldest daughter attended until taken very sick with Thyphoid pneumonia and still is very sick Burial in Mina Cemetery
(*added data)
in 1920 Mina census
Lee O, MARTIN is 37 born NY he is a teamster for a lumber Co
Wife Bertha is 35
Dau Muriel is 11
Viola is 9
Myrtle B is 7
Virginia is 3

Findley Lake: Eloise M. Mead, 99, formerly of North Road, Findley Lake, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 21, 2002) in the Twinbrook Medical Center, Erie.
She was born Sept. 6, 1903 in the Mina Township, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Anna Cook Morse. She is survived by a son, Dale Mead of Las Vegas; two daughters: Alta Stanford of North East, Pa. and Lyla Valimont of Findley Lake; 13 grandchildren: 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle W. Mead who she married Nov. 1, 1930, and who died May 28, 1982; a sister, Jessie Marie Morse; two half-sisters: Estelle Thomas and Maude Coe. Burial will be in Mina cemetery.
MEAD, Eloise Spouse of Lyle Born 1903 Died 2003
MEAD, Lyle Spouse of Eloise Born 1898 Died 1982

Hewitt O. Meeder, 78, of Ripley Chautauqua Co NY a retired farmer, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died at 6 a.m. Saturday July 15, 2006 in his home.
He was born Sept.17, 1927 in the town of Ripley, the son of the late Mervin and Clarice HEWITT Meeder.
Hewitt had served in the Army Air Corp, having served at the end of World War II. He later worked at General Electric, while also farming and later made farming his choice of making a living from 1940 to retiring early in 1980.He is survived by his wife Madeline Tresler Meeder of 53 years of Ripley and three sons: Allan (Sandra) Meeder and Sidney (Darlene) Meeder Sr., both of Ripley and Larry (Ruth) Meeder Sr. of Clymer. Five grandchildren: Seven great-grandchildren Two brothers: Robert Meeder of Ripley and John Meeder of Erie and a sister, Mary (Skip) DeGray of Baltimore, Md. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Biekert.

Bruce G. Merritt, 78, of Mina French Creek Road, Clymer, died Friday (July 2, 2004) at Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Arcade, the son of the late Loren A. and Orvalyn Sargeant Merritt Jr. He attended grade school in Ashford, N.Y., and graduated from Cherry Creek High School. He attended Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., where he studied the Bible for two years, and Wesleyan College. He was raised Methodist, where he was active as a lay minister. In early 1960, he became a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, currently North East C.M.A. Church. He was a self-employed dairy farmer in Clymer since 1953. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruby Kindberg Merritt, whom he married June 23, 1953; two daughters: Beth Artise of North East and Anita Bonomo of Cheswick, Pa.; a son, Mark Metzeger of Matthews, N.C.; a sister, Lila Simerl of Urbana, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Merritt Jr., in 1979; a brother, Loren A. Merritt III; and three sisters: Bessie Merritt, Dorothy Kirsh and Florence Pattison.

Mrs Flora MILES wife of S.C. MILES died at her home 3 miles north of this place, (Mina) Wed Evening, October 23, (1919) Aged 47 yrs 11 months 23 days Internment at Mina Cemetery
an old Scrapbook
Date obtained from IVES childs age obit same column, ca 1919
MILES, Flora G. Born 1847 Died 1895 recent Mina reading

Nathan P. MORSE was born in Ellery, Chautauqua CO NY Jan 12th 1821 , He came to the town of MINA with his parents, Elisha and Mary ( EGGLESTON ) MORSE in August 1823. The county at that time was a vast forest, His boyhood days were spent clearing a farm, and driving herds of cattle hundreds of miles to market. ONE sister was born into this house, who died nearly 18 years ago. In the year 1850 he was married to Sylvia A. GREEN of Greenwich NY , who with one son and 2 Grandaughters survive him.
Mr MORSE died Feb 15th 1905 at the age of 84 years having lived on this farm where he died over 82 years. Source; A Mina Scrapbook
** Added notes;
Nathan was the Grandson of Revolutionary War Soldier,
JOSIAH MORSE 1763-1839 who is buried in Findley Lake Cemetery

Findley Lake NY Published May 28 1909
The funeral yesterday for Mrs. Nathan B MORSE was held from the home ; Miss Sylvia GREEN was born October 27, 1827 in Washington Co NY She came to Mina in 1848 She married here to Nathan Morse and they settled on the family farm near HOLDRIDGE CORNERS which has since been her home.
She leaves one son, Charles B MORSE who now resides on this farm;
Sylvia had 1 sister, Mrs. A. M. HYATT of Greenwich NY Source; A Mina Scrapbook

Charles Brockway MORSE
Only child of Nathan P and Sylvia ( GREEN) MORSE;
Native of Findley Lake NY died October 6, 1930 after 10 days heart trouble;
He was born March 12th 1851 on the farm where he died, This farm was purchased by his Grandfather *ELISHA MORSE in 1816;
Charles leaves, besides the wife, A Daughter, Eloise MORSE at home, 2 step daughters, Mrs C E THOMPSON of Erie PA and Mrs G.B. COE of Findley Lake a daughter Marie died in 1912
Burial in Mina Corners Cemetery Source; A Mina Scrapbook

Mrs. Anna MORSE wife of Charles B Morse;
Jan 28th 1939 Findley Lake
The funeral of Mrs Anna Morse was held Wednesday afternoon in the UB Church;
Internment in Mina Cemetery;
the following nephews and Grandsons were pall bearers;
John H JONES.,Maurice COE, Ray HASKELL, and Albert HASLETT
Mrs MORSE died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyle MEAD . She was born at Rockville PA Sept 25 1861 dau of Stephen J. COOK and Martha EASTMAN. She was married to Franklin DAVIS March 18, 1873 to this Union were born 3 children, Oscar Delos, died infancy, Mrs. Stella THOMAS Union City (* Erie CO) PA, and Mrs. Maud COE of Findley Lake. Mr Davis died in 1884 and she remarried to Charles B MORSE March 29, 1892 2 children were born to this union;
a dau Marie died 1920 and Mrs ONOLEE MEAD of near Findley Lake;
She is also survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie HASKELL, and Mrs Minnie COOK (French Creek) Source; A Mina Scrapbook

Muriel M. Morton, 86 formerly of Marks Road, died at 7:10 p.m Wednesday (March 3, 2004) in The Waters of Westfield. She was born May 16, 1917, in the town of Mina, the daughter of R. Lee and Mable Newhouse Wright. She was a graduate of Mina Corners school, and had been employed by Elton Swoap Fruit Farm, and in later years, as a receptionist by Dr. Eugene Howard for many years. She was a member of the Findley Lake United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Richard Morton of Sherman; three daughters: Margaret Maleski of Findley Lake, Donna Smith, New Hampton, N.H., and Beverly Motherwell of Olean; 11grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Wright of Findley Lake; and a sister, Shirley Eliason, of Findley Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Morton, whom she married Nov. 15, 1940, and who died Dec. 24, 1983; a daughter, Barbara Jude, who died March 3, 1997; three sisters: Ruth Hitchcock in 1942, Ella Thompson in 1987 and Hazel Swoap in 2003; and a brother, the Rev. Robert Wright in 1998.

Sherman, NY-Henry F. MORTON 81, of N. Haven Apartments, Sherman, died at 7 AM Saturday (Dec. 24, 1983) in St. Vincent's Health Center, Erie, PA.
He was born Aug 2, 1902, in Steuben Co., NY, son of Henry L. & Mattie FLUELLEN MORTON.
He was a foundry worker at Electric Materials in North East, PA, & retired in 1966.
MORTON was a member of Findley Lake United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel WRIGHT MORTON of Sherman, whom he married Nov. 15, 1940; a son, Richard MORTON of Sherman; 4 daughters: Margaret MALESKI of Findley Lake, Donna SMITH of Oxford, Maine. Barbara JUDE of Corry, PA & Beverly EASTMAN of North East, PA; 11 grandchildren; & a sister, Catherine SMITH of Ft. Myers, FL He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John & Robert MORTON; & a grandson, Andrew Robert SMITH.

Sherman, NY-Cleo NECKERS 97, of the Erie Co. Geriatrics Center Annex, Erie, PA died at 4:30 PM friday (Oct. 13, 1989). She was formerly of 157 Kipp St., Sherman.
She was born Sept. 23, 1892, in Columbus, PA the daughter of C.E. & Elba HUMPHREY SHIPPEE. She is survived by 1 son, Gordon NECKERS of Corry, PA; a daughter Norma EVANS of Clymer; 5 granchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, & 6 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbnd George L. NECKERS who died June 15, 1976; a son Sgt. Edwin J. NECKERS, who was killed in Korea, Feb 21, 1951; a sister Lena NECKERS; & 3 brothers: Fred, Paul & Ernest SHIPPEE. Burial will be in the Mina Cemetery

EARL NUTTALL drowned, little fellow fell into Findley Lake
It is our sad duty to announce one of the saddest drowning that has occurred in the lake here for years. That of Little Earl NUTTALL son of Supervisor and Mrs. W L Nuttall the little fellow fell into the lake about 9’30 am and was in about 15 to 20 minutes, , a little after 8 Earl came over to town with his Papa and they took a ride in their launch up the lake, When they came back, Mr. Nuttall told Earl to go on home, and walked up to the store, but in little boy fashion, wanted to play just a little longer, and was playing with his little toy sailboat, His mother, getting alarmed at their absence sent his sister Verna to the store after him, then a search was launched, first his little boat was found floating out in the water then his body was discovered some distance from shore, medical assistance was at hand but the most stringent efforts failed to revive the spark of life,
An old Scrapbook about 1905
NUTTALL, Earl Born 1899 Died 1906 Mina Cemetery marker

Horatio W. OTTAWAY was born October 19, 1840 in Mina Chautauqua CO NY, and spent nearly his entire life in this little town; Reared on a farm, accustomed to the toil and privations of clearing and making a wilderness a home, his whole life was devoted to agricultural pursuits, save one year given to his country’s service; He served 1 full year and because of sickness, was sent to hospital where he became so feeble that 2 months later Sept 30th 1863 he was discharged because of disability, He never fully regained his strength, yet with great resolution he labored on his farm til a few days before he ceased to live;
Oct 27, 1866 He married to Miss Jennie DUTTON, with whose love and companionship his life was blessed until its close;1 son JOHN and 2 daughters, Edith and Bertie who with their mother, and 2 brothers, John and Henry OTTAWAY survive to mourn his departureHeart trouble which he suffered much for several years finally terminated life, March 27, 1900 An Old Scrapbook

Jennie DUTTON Ottaway Jan 19, 1924
Mrs. Jennie OTTAWAY passed away at her home Jan 19, She had been in poor health the past few years. When quite young, she united with the M E church of which she was a devoted member. She was of a loving, cheerful disposition, and will be greatly missed; She leaves 2 daughters, Miss EDITH at home, and Miss JENNIE of Sherman, and one son, John OTTAWAY of Union City, PA,. burial beside her husband at Mina

LeRoy T. PADDOCK 57 Findley Lake died at 4;15 am June 16, 1952 at the Jamestown General Hospital after a short illness
He was born in NY City and was the son of Thomas and Anna ( GIESEN ) PADDOCK May 27, 1895, He lived for many years in Tulsa OK, and was a salesman for the Shinola Co, He had lived in Findley Lake the past 5 years, employed as a night checker at the Sunshine Packing CO in North East.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs Ruth (WAY) Paddock, 2 sons, Leland and Robert of Findley Lake, 1 daughter Mrs. Lois Ruth PERKINS of Sand Springs OK , 2 brothers Edward PADDOCK of Puente CA, George of Kansas and a sister Mrs George STEVENS of Tulsa OK Burial in Mina Cemetery

Leonard ''Bud'' A. Persons, 77, of 111 Kendrick St., died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) in Corry Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in North Clymer, the son of Lee Persons and Ina Moore Persons Baroth. He had owned and operated a dairy farm on the North Clymer-Sherman Road from 1942 to 1994. He had also been employed as a carpenter by Tallman & Son. Following his retirement, he was employed by Peek 'n Peak Resort & Conference Center. He enjoyed hunting and his grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, Steven Persons of North Clymer; two daughters: Kay Paul and Connie Fortune, both of Sherman; six grandchildren: Bill Persons, Chris Cady and Kelli Briggs, all of Sherman, James Cady of Hubert, N.C., Janel Webb of Mayville and Joe Paul of Jamestown; two stepgrandchildren: Michael Fortune of Bemus Point and Mark Fortune of Jamestown; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Caroline Gabriel of French Creek and Lula Lee England of Lewes, Del.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Lee Persons, who died Nov. 11, 1992; a sister, Angelene Edwards, who died May 26, 1988; and his stepfather, John Baroth.

L.H.( is John Hendrick ) PLAKENPOLE, an old and respected resident of this place died Friday Nov 4th What Year? Internment at Mina, An Old Mina Scrapbook,
Other clippings on the same page are from 1901-1928 The only clue to this mans ID is
PLAKENPOLE, Cena H. Spouse of Garret Born 1881 Died 1924
PLAKENPOLE, Dora H. Born 1842 Died 1918
PLAKENPOLE, Ellen Born 1914 Died 1914
PLAKENPOLE, Garret Spouse of Cena H. Born 1869 Died 1949
In Mina Cemetery
John Hendrick Plakenpole was born Born: 4 MAR 1829
Winterswijk died on Nov 4th
this is the ONLY place on the ENTIRE Internet this name exists;
Garret\Gerrit Peter Plekenpol\Plakenpole
Birth: 18 Nov 1866 - Winterswijk, Holland (Netherlands)
Death: Aft 1930
Spouse: Cena Ella Cady
Anna Geertruid (Kate J) Plakenpole
Birth: 12 Jul 1862 - Winterswijk
Death: 6 Aug 1945 - Findley Lake, NY (New York)
Spouse: Byron H Bradley

Ralph ''Sam'' Plumb, 95 of 9343 Route 430, died at 12 a.m. Friday (May 27, 2005) in The Waters of Westfield. He was born Aug. 19, 1909. in Sherman, the son of Harvey and Pearl Shore Plumb and raised by Ernest and Ethel Pratt. He was a 1927 graduate of Sherman Central School.
He lived on his 120-acre dairy farm in the Town of Mina since 1928, and had worked on many area dairy farms. He was a member of the Olive Lodge 575 F & AM and the Acacia Chapter 96 Order of the Eastern Star having joined in 1978. He was a member of the Oddfellows in Mayville, since 1937, where he was a past district deputy, a member of the Ismalia Shrine Temple in Jamestown, and Jamestown Consistory. He was a former member of the North Harmony Senior Citizens.
He had helped Bill Barney build log homes in the area, and he enjoyed bowling & word puzzles.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Irene Waters Plumb of Sherman, whom he married Nov.12, 1949.Burial in Mina Cemetery

Harvey PLUMB
Special to the Journal, Jan 27th 1914
The death of Harvey PLUMB, former superintendent of highways of the town of Sherman occurred at the home of his father and mother in this village after a long illness with Bright’s disease. Mr Plumb was in his 36th year. And is survived by a 4 year old son, RALPH PLUMB and by his mother and Father, Mr and Mrs H.O (HERMAN) PLUMB. And one brother Harley PLUMB of North East and one sister Miss Ethel PLUMB living at home.
Mr PLUMB was a native of Herkimer CO NY coming to the town of Mina and to Sherman about 10 years ago. He has been twice married, first to Miss Mable CAVE who died soon after 2nd to Miss Pearl SHORE who has been dead about 2 years.
Internment in Mina Cemetery.
PLUMB, Harvey S. Born 5-01-1878 Died 1-26-1914 Age 36 - Son of Herman O. & Ida M. Plumb
PLUMB, Pearl M. Shore Spouse of Harvey Born 3-14-1884 Died 10-28-1911

Delos RATER of Findley Lake Chautauqua Co NY brother of Frank Rater of this place passed away at his home last Sunday after a long illness He was 56;
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, and brother Frank
Internment at Findley Lake There is no date on this clipping from a Mina Scrapbook;
Nor any cemetery data Further searching finds him in Mina census 1920 age 52
So he died about 1924 age 56
Wife is AMY age 50
Daughter is Dorothy 1920 is aged 19
All born NY, Jesse RATER Age 37 is 2 doors away
He is now found in recent reading of Mina Cemetery
RATER, Delos Born 1867 Died 1928

ISAAC RELF died after 1880 (no date on clipping)
Isaac RELF of Titusville (*but well known here in Chautauqua Co NY) died last week The body was brought to Sherman and the funeral held there, the burial at Mina Cemetery
A Mina Scrapbook
** added notes
RELF, Isaac Spouse of Prudence M. Born 2-14-1812 Died 1889 -
RELF, Prudence M. Spouse of Isaac Died 1866
Wed #2 Olive Hovey Rexford 1833-1899

Chandlers Valley PA March 13, 1922 (clipping date) was held Saturday AM at the home of O.J. GAGE of Chandlers Valley a Service was also held at Mina, and internment there the same day; Mr ROCKWELL was born at Roxbury, Delaware County NY October 9, 1824 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. O.J. GAGE of Chandlers Valley March 8 1922 aged 97 years 4 months and 27 days When he was 10 his family moved to near Findley Lake Chautauqua Co NY where he spent most of his life; Bronchial pneumonia was the cause of his death, He was the father of 2 children, Mrs GAGE (Alice above) and Frank GAGE of Santa Rosa New Mexico, both whom survive; Neither Dau or son could attend the service at Mina as both are ill with influenza A Mina Scrapbook;
(added note) Wife of Jacob was Mary CLOUD
ROCKWELL, Mary M. Spouse of Jacob Born 1838 Died 1894

Flora M. Rolph, 69, of 145 Chandler St., Jamestown, died Sunday (June 22, 2003) in her residence. She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in the town of Ellery, the daughter of the late Elmer and Gladys Perdue Gibbens. She was very artistic.
Surviving are three daughters: Susan Giambelluca of Collierville, Tenn., Sandra Eckman of Frewsburg and Sherryl Anderson of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Rhoberta, Justin and Jeff Giambelluca, all of Collierville, Matt and Eric Anderson, both of Jamestown; one great-granddaughter; four brothers: Andrew and Ellsworth Gibbens, both of Florida, Elmer Gibbens of Jamestown and Edwin Gibbens of Forestville; and two sisters: Eva Trusdale of Indiana and Ann Forinash of West Virginia. Burial in the Mina Cemetery.

PJ Obit 10/11/1992
FINDLEY LAKE--LaVera Spencer Rouse of Williamsburg, Va., and Findley Lake, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 1992)in Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa.
She was born in Erie, a daughter of the late Lavern and Mae Vatter Spencer. Mrs. Rouse lived in Findley Lake most of her life, and for the past ten years had spent some time in Williamsburg. Surviving are a daughter, Roxanne Rouse of Williamsburg; a son Douglas Rouse of Corry, Pa.; three grandchildren and a sister, Irene Reed of Findley Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Rouse and two brothers, Gerald and Harold Spencer. Private burial was held in Mina Cemetery.

Mina Corners Cemetery
SHATTUCK Sewel Jr. died July 3, 1872, age 72 -5-39 (*Son of Sewell and Elizabeth
"Betsey" PERHAM) Wife, (cannot read, stone down)(*may be either, Rebecca UPDENGREFFES or
Betsey DAVIS) SEWALL SHATTUCK, s. of Simeon, was b. in Pepperell, March 25, 1777. He was a farmer and sawmiller, and first settled in Wheelock, Vt., but removed after a few years to the neighboring town of Danville, where he resided until 1817, when he removed to Genesee Co., N. Y., and has since lived in various places, and has experienced an eventful life. He d. at his son's residence in Illinois, in 1853, ‘. 76.
He m. in Pepperell, Jan. 18, 1799, ELIZABETH PERHAM, b. Oct. 23, 1774, (see p. 119.) She d. in Mina, Chautauque Co., NY., April 24, 1851, ‘. 76 y. 6 m. 1 d. Most of her family were members of the Christian Church. In a letter to his relative in Fitchburg, dated in 1851, he says, "My 8 children have had 57 children, and buried 5. I have had 11 great-grandchildren."

Mina Matters clipping ; June 30, 1922
Mrs. George SHORE of Mina, died Sunday morning
The funeral was Tuesday at 1 o'clock at the Mina M.E. Church she leaves a husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank TAGGERT of Sherman, Mrs. Lee BUESINK of Mina, one son, LaVerne SHORE who lives at home, One son Walter and One daughter Pearl died several years ago
(*added note)
Pearl M SHORE, b, 3-14-1884 d,10-28-1911
Mina cemetery

The Bell Ringer at Chautauqua No year is given for this obit;
( Edited but NO names omitted)
William SKELLIE of Mina , Chautauqua CO NY, was a veteran of the Chautauqua assembly grounds and for years was the Bell Ringer there. He was a kindly old man, full of Chautauqua Lore, which made him interesting to converse with;
He was of stalwart frame with a full crown of white hair, by trade , he was a blacksmith, and was a master of that vocation. He was known far and wide for the excellence of his work as a farrier; April 1st he died at the home of his son, in law, George HULET, his last sickness, paralysis, was of short duration, His age was 77 years 9 days;
He was laid in his last rest in the Mina Cemetery, an aged wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters survive him;
Of him it can be said, he lived a “GOOD” old age
Death of Mrs William SKELLIE ' Mrs Lucinda SKELLIE died at the home of her daughter, Mrs G. W. FRITTS at French Creek, Chautauqua CO NY June 1st 1898
She was born in Washington Co NY Jan 13th 1821 and was married to William SKELLIE, May 6th 1847 To them were born 6 children,
3 girls 3 boys of whom 5 are living; Her husband died April 1, 1895 ,
>From an old scrapbook

Mr. Fred SLIKNER of Mina died of Typhoid pneumonia, Jan 22 He had been a resident of this community for about 40 years. He was about 62 years of age, and a member of the German Reform Church for 38 years. Just 2 months ago his daughter ROSA was laid away in the tomb, A wife and 4 daughters are left to mourn, (* 1887) A Mina Scrapbook this is the only family of this name in this country it died out
Widow of the late Fred SLIKNER died at her home in the town Monday, age 50 years. Mrs. SLIKNER was born in Germany October 17, 1842 and came to this country when 19 years of age.
Who has been sick for some time, died at the home of her parents on Monday afternoon November 22, aged 22 yrs 9 months and 19 days (1886)
Added notes; Mina Corners Cemetery
Emma, b, 1871-d, 1872
Rosa, b, 1864, d, 1886
Frederick, b 1825, d, 1887
Hannah, b, 1842, d, 1892 Mrs.
3 stones leaning against the bottom of stone, cannot read.
In 1880 Mina Census name is incorrectly again spelled SLITNER
Fred is 55 born PRUSSIA
Hannah is 38 b Prussia
Clara 13, Sarah 5 both b NY

William H. Speelberg, 86, formerly of Station Road, Findley Lake, and 125 Church St., Sherman, died 1:45 p.m. Saturday (May 10, 2003) in the Corry Manor Nursing Home.
He was born June 1, 1916, in the town of Mina, the son of Henry and Sarah Newhouse Speelberg.
He was a member of the Sherman Community Church and had owned and operated a dairy farm on the Mina-French Creek Road, was employed by Sherman Steam Mill and retired in 1978 from the town of Mina Highway Department, where he had been employed as a truck driver for 15 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Jean Ferguson of Clymer; two stepdaughters: Nyla Phelps of Clymer, and Kay Lewis of McKean, Pa.; two grandchildren: Brenda Ohlsson of Sherman, and Pamela Carey of Findley Lake; two great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren: Terry and Timothy Phelps, both of Findley Lake, Cindy Kopta and Cathy Redlecki, both of Clymer, Sherry Reed of North East, Pa., Shirley Larson of Phoenix, Thomas Phelps of Ripley, and Tammy Snyder of Falconer; 14 step great-grandchildren; seven step great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Laura Barringer of North East.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Smith Speelberg, whom he married Sept. 15, 1939, and who died April 20, 1996; three brothers: Harry, Walter and Jay Speelberg; and two sisters: Clarice Schreefer and Viola Doncavage

George STETSON Killed by a train;
Last Saturday afternoon, our citizens were again startled by the report that another Findley’s Lake man had been killed by the cars at Northeast, Erie Co PA
George G. STETSON was walking on the Lake shore tack near that place and did not see the fast train approaching from the east until it was too late to save himself The engineer blew the whistle but Mr Stetson was very deaf, and did not hear it; The locomotive struck him and he was thrown high in the air and when he was picked up he was horribly mangled.
An old Scrapbook clipping
(* added notes from my family files)
George Gideon STETSON was born May 25, 1846 in Westfield Chautauqua Co NY the son of John Anderson STETSON and Mary PECK and was killed October 08, 1892
He is buried in Mina Cemetery with his Wife, Martha Almenia (*THOMPSON) 1852-1923

The funeral of Charles SWANSON was held at the family home Jan 28th 1928 Deceased was born in Chittenham Sweden (cannot read yr) he came at the age of 30 locating at Wilcox PA where he met and married Miss Lena PETERSON
to this Union 8 children were born, 4 of whom besides the widow survive
Mrs LESLIE (Laura) SMITH EL and ERNEST SWANSON, And Mrs Lula HAIGHT Burial in Mina Cemetery
Lena PETERSON SWANSON, born in Sweden in 1850
Her funeral was held Friday Feb 23, 1929 in the home
Burial in Mina Cemetery

NORTH EAST, Pa. - Hazel I. Wright Swoap, 83, formerly of Ripley, died Friday (Feb. 7, 2003) in the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center.
She is survived by two sons: Lee E. Swoap of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Gary B. Swoap of Palm Bay, Fla.; three sisters: Nancy Root and Betsy Swoap Bort of Erie and Janet Skinner of Ripley; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, George Wright of Findley Lake; and two sisters: Muriel Morton of Westfield and Shirley Eliason of Findley Lake. Interment will be in Mina Cemetery.

Virginia Marguerite TenHagen, 73, of 108 Hayes St., Sherman died Friday (Dec. 3, 2004) in the Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie.
She was born August 15, 1931, in Sherman, the daughter of William J. and Marguerite Doncavage Warnshuis. She was a graduate of Alfred State University and had been an executive secretary to the Sheraton Hotel manager in Buffalo. She had also been employed in the office of the W.L. Nuttall & Son Ford dealership for 40 years and, from 1989 to the present, as secretary for the Sherman Central School principal's office.
She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi and Theta Theta Chi international sororities, Woman of the Year Business & Professional Women's Association, was a French Creek Yorker sponsor for 17 years and had served as Sherman Sesqui-Centennial co-chairwoman and was instrumental in the building of the North Haven Senior Citizen Apartments. She was the first woman to be First Lady of Sherman for Sherman Day.
She was a beloved wife, mother and mother-in-law of Jane, and friend. At her request, no funeral service or visitation will be held.
She is survived by her husband, Winslow C. TenHagen, whom she married Oct. 10, 1953; and a son, Spencer TenHagen of Vinalhaven, Maine.

Findley Lake NY
Mr Merle THIEME who had been in poor health for some time passed away Monday July 20 1942 in a Jamestown hospital, He was a son of EMIL THIEME, of this place and was 30 yrs of age, surviving are his wife PEARL THIEME, 4 children, his parents , 3 brothers, Clinton and Carl of Buffalo and Alfred of Findley Lake and 1 sister Miss Evelyn THIEME Burial in Mina Cemetery * Not a trace in prev readings
** brother Clinton Thieme 4 Jul 1915 d Jul 1981 Clymer,
recent reading by Sandra & Norman McIntyre found these
THIEME, Alfred M. Spouse of Betty L. Born 1926
THIEME, Betty l. Spouse of Alfred M. Born 1927
THIEME, Carl Emil Spouse of Eva Lena Born 1886 Died 1973
THIEME, Carl L. Born 1905 Died 1962
THIEME, Clinton H. Spouse of Jennie M. WAY Born 1915 Died 1981
THIEME, Eva Lena Spouse of Carl Emil Born 1887 Died 1972
THIEME, Geraldine May Born 1919 Died 1932
** THIEME, Merle P. Born 1912 Died 1942

Another Pioneer Gone;
Died at his residence in Mina, Chautauqua Co NY, May 26, 1894 Mr. Asher THOMPSON in the 87th year of his age;
The deceased was born in Oneida CO NY and came to Mina at the age of 27 where he purchased his farm where he resided til his death, and at which time was the primeval forest. He was noted for his great physical strength and endurance which was utilized in the felling of his forest and clearing of his land, changing it to a productive farm and by hard labor and economy accumulating a moderate amount of property, In 1841 he married to Miss Harriet SHATTUCK who died in 1887
Of a family of 2 sons and 6 daughters, only 3 of the later living to womanhood and only 2 living now, Mrs. LIZZIE WILLARD and Mrs Martha STETSON, both of Mina. The funeral was held at Mina Corners burial in the cemetery there
** ASHER is likely to be the son of JAMES Thompson b 1780 also buried here in Mina Cem; THOMPSON James, b, 12-6-1780, d, 7-26-1848
Wife ?? of James died Sept. X, 1859, aged 79 years the James THOMPSON with this birth date is married to Polly RUST
** notes for Mrs Asher Harriet SHATTUCK THOMPSON
Harriet SHATTUCK found in the ;Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck
Daughter of SEWALL SHATTUCK, s. of Simeon, (p. 145,) was b. in Pepperell, March 25, 1777. He was a farmer and sawmiller, and first settled in Wheelock, Vt., but removed after a few years to the neighboring town of Danville, where he resided until 1817, when he removed to Genesee Co., N. Y., and has since lived in various places, and has experienced an eventful life. He d. at his son's residence in Illinois, in 1853, ‘. 76. He m. in Pepperell, Jan. 18, 1799, ELIZABETH PERHAM, b. Oct. 23, 1774, (see p. 119.) She d. in Mina, Chautauque Co., N. Y., April 24, 1851, ‘. 76 y. 6 m. 1 d. Most of her family were members of the Christian Church. In a letter to his relative in Fitchburg, dated in 1851, he says, "My 8 children have had 57 children, and buried 5. I have had 11 great-grandchildren." dau Harriet, b. Jan. 27, 1813; m. Nov. 14, 1841, Asher Thompson. They reside in Mina, Chautauque Co., N. Y. Have had 8 children.

Asher, b, 3-21-1808, d, 5-26-1894
Wife, Harriet, b, 1-27-1818, d, 2-14-1887

Nelson TRYON and old respected citizen of this town, died at home Tuesday after a long illness
He was born in this town nearly 78 yrs ago and has always lived here
( no date to clipping) Mina Corners Cemetery
Nelson, 1826-1898
Wife, Sarah J. CHASE, 1833-1911
* Ch in 1860 census Mina Florence 3 Marion Francis son 1,
in 1870 another child Adelaide is 4
** lots more TRYON found in recent reading Mina Corners Cemetery

Died at the home of her parents, at Findley’s Lake Chautauqua CO NY February 21 1894 Mrs. Minnie J.S. WEAVER the only child of Ebenezer and Sarah SKELLIE;
Deceased was born November 7 1868, November 1891 she was married to Reed WEAVER who is so soon to mourn the loss of his loving wife.
5 weeks ago she was taken sick, but was thought to be recovering, and Tuesday was up and around the house, Wednesday, she was taken suddenly worse and died soon after;
A few days before her death, she told her mother, not to cry if she should be called away, for she would stand ready to take her by the hand and welcome her to heaven and tell Pa and Reed to meet me there; An old Scrapbook
Buried Mina Cemetery with her parents and sister

Attempted Suicide No Date given
On Monday, Ben WHITNEY , a much respected citizen of Findley’s Lake, went to his barn, climbed up on the hay, rolled himself into a blanket, took 27 Morphine pills and laid down to die; He was soon missed and his wife found him and roused him in time to save him; He told her what he had done, and said he just wanted to put himself out of the way. He has been asleep since, and may yet, “Climb the golden stair” He has for years suffered with a sick headache and had been regularly taking 2 of those little pills to relieve his pain; An Old Scrapbook clipping
he succeeded
1898 The Funeral for Benjamin WHITNEY was held from the church at Mina on Sunday, it was largely attended;
A Mina Scrapbook
WHITNEY, Benjamin Spouse of Mary E. Born 1831 Died 1898 - Son of Aaron & Electa Leach Whitney
WHITNEY, Mary E. Coe Spouse of Benjamin Born 1835 Died 1925
WHITNEY, Norman F. Born 1912 Died 1967
WHITNEY, A. L. Born 1854 Died 5-13-1887 - Son of Isaac & Betsy Elizabeth Nason
Mina Corners Cemetery;

James WHITNEY no dates
An old resident of Mina, died last weekend, and was buried in the Mina Cemetery;
Although he lived less than a quarter mile from the Post office in this town, he had not been IN the town for 10 years at least, He seldom if ever left the home of Mrs. RICKARD where he resided. A great many did not know the old man lived so near them til he died;
An old Scrapbook
No record for him in Mina Cemetery nor date of death but he is in Census born about 1820 there are other WHITNEY burials there

PLEASANTVILLE, Pa. - The Rev. Robert E. Williams, 75, of 248 Third St., died Thursday (March 27, 2003) in Hamot Medical Center, Erie, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born July 12, 1927, near Findley Lake, the son of Ruth Sherman Williams and the late Royal Williams. He graduated from Ripley Central High School and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He entered the ministry in 1955, serving various free methodist churches, in the Mayburg Circuit including Sugar Grove, Youngsville, Ellwood City, Pa., the Arlington Church in New Castle, Pa., and then served as superintendent of the Oil City Conference of the Free Methodist Church from which he retired. He then served the Pleasantville Free Methodist Church in his retirement. He was a member of the Pleasantville Town Council.
A favorite part of his ministry throughout his many years in the ministry was planning and following through with renovation projects. His hobbies were hunting and fishing.
Besides his mother of Gerry, he is survived by his wife, Wilma Hayner Williams, whom he married Sept 9, 1949, in Findley Lake; a son, Jim Williams of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two daughters: Judy Caramia of Bailey, Colo., and Joyce Williams of Warrenton, Va.; two grandchildren: Christopher and Angela Caramia; and two brothers: Frank Williams of Akron, Ohio, and Mark Williams of Pleasantville and Florida.

WING, McKendry Born 1846 Died 1916 - Vet-CW Co 15 Reg NY Eng Vol
Son of Samuel and Sally Maria GREEN WING, brother Emulus sisters Clementine and Caroline all b Mina
McKENDRY was born July 15, 1845
Emulus lived in Ohio when McKendry died at his home and was brought back to the family plot at Mina for Burial in 1930 Emulus now 76 a widower is here in Mina too
McKendry never married died Jan 28 1916
burial in Mina

Emulus WING one of the older residents of the town of Findley Lake Chautauqua CO NY died at Dewittville Sunday MORN aged 85 years. He was the son of James WING He had 2 sisters, Clementine and Caroline and 2 brothers, Kendrick and Dudley all of whom are dead. burial at Mina
Saturday March 9, 1940
A Mina Scrapbook
Added notes
Emulus WING was born 1854 son of James WING b 15 Aug 1821 in Harmony,NY and Sally Maria GREEN and they also are buried at Mina Cemetery James the son of ELIHU WING b 26 Apr 1783 in White Creek,NY and Desire COVEY they too died in Chautauqua Co NY

Source: Dolores Pratt Davidson, 2007