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February 2014      
     I have had a request regarding the Argus family who lived at 9683 Middle Rd. from Susan Lawson and a request for information on the Josiah Prentis house from Richard Figiel. I’m sorry that I can’t help either one of them with information.

Pulteney News January 26, 1982 by Connie Tears
      The Pulteney Volunteer Fire Dept has been quite busy during the last week. On Thursday, Jan. 14th, they were called to the Jerry Hill residence of N. Main St. for a chimney fire. On Saturday, Jan. 16th, they were called to the Gippy Gibson residence in South Pulteney to a chimney fire where there was some ceiling damage. On Sunday, Jan. 17th, the firemen were called to another chimney fire at the home of Ed Crance Jr. on N. Main St.
     Mrs. Ruth Sprague of South Pulteney would like to thank everyone for their kindness, prayers, calls, flowers, cards, and food during her recent stay in the hospital. Mrs. Sprague says “May God bless you all.”
     Judith (Picky) Tyler and Scott Campbell were married on Tuesday, Jan. 5th at the home of Scott’s parents in Bath. Judith is the daughter of Vrooman and Judy Tyler of Mill St.
     A daughter, Melissa Sue, was born to Chris and Elaine (Daggett) Yarka of Syracuse on Friday, Jan. 15th. Elaine is the daughter of Mrs. Jane Daggett.
     Bill and Diana Hill have returned home after traveling to Leachville, Arkansas, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Hill’s grandmother.
     Mr. & Mrs. David and Judy (Romig) Stone and Mrs. Anna Herman returned home on Sunday, Jan. 17th, after a weekend trip to Bennington, Vermont, where they attended the wedding of Donnie Stone and Pam Sweet. Pam was from Williamstown, Mass.
     We would like to welcome Mr. & Mrs. Edward Faber to this area from Pittsburgh, Pa. Mildred is retiring as a supervisor nurse for the North Hills School System and Ed is retiring from the Neville Island Chemical Co. as a supervisor. They sold their home at Ingomar Heights Rd. and have built a new home on their farm on the Pulteney-Prattsburg Town Line Rd. Also, Mr. John Faber will be returning to his farm on the Pulteney-Prattsburg Town Line Road after working in Rochester for many years with Conrail.
     Frederick McAllister Jr., who is in the Air Force, was recently home visiting his family, Mr. & Mrs. Fred McAllister of South Pulteney. He has since left for overseas.
     Mr. & Mrs. Walt Faber of South Pulteney returned home on Satuday, Feb. 6th, after a two week vacation to Hawaii.
     Some birthdays in February are: Dick Sprague; 2nd, John Pizura, 4th; Rose Pizura, 4th; Walt Pizura, 10th; Vrooman Tyler, 10th; Judy Tyler, 13th; Kelly Simonson, 17th; Carl Stone, 18th; Stacey Welch, 26th.

Pulteney News February 14, 1889
     The Young People’s Missionary Society of Pulteney will hold a Poverty Social at Nichols Hall Wednesday evening, Feb. 20th. All members of the society are requested to come as poorly dressed as possible. Also, any others who may desire to do so. The lady and gentleman who presents the most poverty stricken appearance are each to secure a prize. Entertainment is to consist of recitations, singing, tableaux, etc. After the entertainment, supper will be served. All invited to attend.
     In my last, I said A. J. Nichols was visiting friends in Wayne. I was misinformed. He, with Drs. Alden, Burleston, Babcock, and others attended the medical institute at Albany, N.Y., to hear a course of lectures. He returned Friday evening.
     Mrs. R. Sanderson is no better.
     Mrs. H. D. Vunk has been quite poorly for a few days back, but is improving now.
     There are several cases of sickness from severe colds, sore throats, etc.
     The splendid sleighing is being improved by those having pine and basswood lumber, by drawing it to the mill of N. Retan, for his next summer’s work making boxes.
Pine Grove News February 28, 1895
     Seldon O. Brink is on the sick list, but is now better.
     Reuben Turner of Prattsburgh visited Chas. Stone from Saturday until Tuesday.
     We understand the Bert Hill is going to move into town and start a laundry. We wish them success.
     Mr. & Mrs. Will Draper of South Pulteney spent Sunday with her folks, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Parker.
     Miss Georgia Ann Riley visited at Mrs. Clark’s one day last week. Mrs. Clark went to Rochester Wednesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Osborn.
     Smith Kilbury of Kanona has been visiting at C. Williams’s a few days this past week.
     Mr. & Mrs. Egleston of Bluff Point were guests of Peter Bennett and wife a part of last week.
     The new married couple, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Hopkins, spent Monday with E. Hopkins and family. We join with their many friends in wishing the joy and prosperity.       

South Pulteney News February 4, 1904
     Our teachers are at the institute this week.
     Lena Smith is at home this week from Hammondsport.
     Mr. Clark Depew and family visited at H. Quinn’s the first of the week.
     Mrs. Wadsworth returned last week from a visit to her friend, Mrs. Jennie Ovenshire at Avoca.
     Rev. Mr. Wadsworth is expected home this week from a visit of three weeks with his parents in Maine.
     Florence Lyon, Clifford & Helen Ball, and Iva Cobb attended regents examinations at Hammondsport last week.
     The union C. E. meeting was held with the Methodist church at Pulteney Sunday evening. A very pleasing program was rendered. A solo sung by Mrs. H. D. Bedell was much appreciated and several excellent papers were read, one by Mr. W. Smith on the subject, “If Jesus were here would there be so much evil done?” He referred in particular to the licensed saloon and of the duty of the church in working a s a unit against it.   

Catawba News February 15, 1929
     The Lincoln dinner held at the Auxiliary rooms at Pulteney on Tuesday of this week was well attended, 85 being present. Quite a number from here went.
     Jeptha Bennett gave all the “youngsters” in Gibson district a treat in the way of a sleigh ride, last Sunday evening. Judging from the “music” they made, they all had a good time.  A very enjoyable time was had at the Ladies’ Aid held at Caleb Barton’s on Wednesday. Ervin Knapp took a load from South Pulteney and the Gibson district. Thanks, Ervin, for the sleigh ride.
     Mr. & Mrs. Ira Gibson are both ill with the flu. Mrs. Otto McLean is caring for them.
     Grange meeting, next Tuesday night.
     The Sunday morning service will be held at the Grange Hall at the usual time. A new hardwood floor is being laid in the auditorium of the church.
Sharon Daggett
Town of Pulteney Historian


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