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Subject: [Q-R] Cemetery Report : July 10, 2010 " I finished my Bath"
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:16:13 EDT
Sub-titled " I dropped in to see Jerome Shults, he wasn't expecting
Out the big door at 4:35AM and its a humid 74F/23C. Everything is still
very wet from the rain of last evening and through the night and probably
stopped a very short time ago. As it turned out the rest of the day stayed dry
and the bad humidity cleared up late afternoon.
Got to Bath, N.Y. Dunkin Donuts at 6:20AM and its 67F/20C here. Had my
coffee and two bow ties.............which entitled me to one free
Got to the Bath Veterans Cemetery at 6:20AM and still 67F/20C.
William M. Fairtile CO D 184 NY Inf. died Feb 16, 1916.
James E. Overby Pfc. US Army WW2 Born March 11, 1922 and
died May 31, 1982 (P).(< He was overby a tree)
Edward Lefever Co C 2 NY Inf Spanish American War.
(might note here many of the older headstones don't have any birth or death
James Bias Co F 43 USC Inf. (P).
Eldon R. Cutlip F1 WW2 Born Nov 11, 1927 and died
March 12, 1983 (P).(< how'd you cut your lip?)
Joseph Laclair Serg. Co E 96th NY Inf (P) (< Jack
William H. Legacy NY Corp 20 Engrs died June 5, 1937
Justus Dearman Corp. Co B 83 NY Inf.(P)
"Here lies Ned
There is nothing more to be said
Because we like to speak well of the dead."
Charles E. Morse Medal of Honor Sgt Co 1 62 NY Inf
Born May 5, 1841 and died Aug 31, 1920.
Christoff Christ illinois Pvt. 158 Depot Brig died Aug
3, 1943.(< more parent humour)
( I wonder how many divisions are buried in here? And would they all pick
up a gun again and do it all over?)
Desire Dupuis Co K 26NY Cav.
(Still extra humid while in this cemetery and the smell in here today is
kind of rank.)
Romeo Perreault Ssgt US Army WW1 & WW2 Born Nov
7, 1897 and died Oct 27, 1984.
Linus O. Sprague Pfc US Army WW2 Born May 17, 1912
and died Feb 20, 1976.
William H. Bills Co C 24 Massachusetts Inf. ( < more
George Ladd Medal of Honor Co H 22nd NY Cav US
Army Pvt died Aug 13, 1889.
( I think the silence in here is listening to me. That's what its like in
these smaller rural cemeteries where it is really dead quite. Veterans
included. I think their listening to me, I'm not listening for them. < now
what was the temperature in here again?????????????????) I'm over
Samuel Goes Co L 16th NYHA (P).(< There goes the
A. N. Rising 65th NY Inf.(< but he didn't rise for me)
Fredrick Rust Co M 2nd NY HA (P).(< He's got to be
rusted by now)
George M. Grueb Medal of Honor Cpl Co E 158 NY Inf
died Sept 26, 1893.
Charles Junior Co C 162 NY Inf (P).
J. W. Templer Co D 115th N.Y. Inf (P).
Edward Bloomstone Co H 14 NY HA.
"Here lies Margaret Young
Who had she lived
Would surely be hung
By the length of her tongue."
Jean Good Co E 54th NY SM (P).
Walked 1.9 miles in this "Subculture Palace" and vacated at 8:37AM @
Avoca, N.Y. is next at 9:11AM for their Founders Cemetery on East Ave at
Nothing in here worth mentioning, the lawn was cut but the whole place is
in bad repair.
Walked .3 miles in this "Underfoot Rest" and vacated at 9:21am.
9:24AM brings me to Avoca Cemetery on East Ave @ 70F/22C.
Zillah Poulter 1837-1921.
Claude E. Shill 1891-1945.
William Body 1854-1934.
Neotia B. Saltsman 1906-1974.
Lexa S. Atwood 1867-1958.
I just dropped in on Jerome Shults Born March 1, 1832
and died April 14, 1902. He wasn't expecting me so I didn't get
cake.................I dropped straight down, above my waist. First time this has
happened for some time. After I got out of his abode, I put my cane in the hole
for a visual. (1P) He smelled very musty and that rotted wood
smell..........................just like all the others.....................So there you
go, for those that keep asking me if I have fallen in
lately.................now I can say, YES....................
David Charlesworth Born Feb 8, 1826 and died Feb 1,
There's that noise again, clip clop.................and there goes a Amish
guy with his straw hat ,on a buckboard driving his horse down the road. I
should have known, there was lots of poop along the roads leading up to here.
Bayard Cotton 1859-1929.
Richard H. Ojers died Feb 3, 1888 age 75 years and 18
Oh wonderful, I hate to get distracted while in cemeteries but those
blackberries at the end of this isle look very good. You know what, they were
very good and sweet and plentiful................. :)
Beulah W. Caward 1882-1930.
Endus H. Shaver Born May 10, 1868 and died June 19, 1895.
"Thin in beard and thick in purse
Never man beloved worse
He went to the grave
With many a curse
The devil and he had both
Otis C. Billings Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg
July 3, 1863 age 24 years 4 months and 23 days.
Think of this, in a grocery store you have so many choices its
unbelievable, for instance, how many choices on the cereal isle alone? But, there is
no alternative to dying..................................life gives you a
choice, dying doesn't. < I think the humidity is getting to
Survina V. Bell 1855-1925.(< Survina's clapper has been
Heywood Smith died June 13, 1862 age 5 years and 4 months.
Bloomfield W. Henderson 1862-1944.
Castle C. Calkins 1859-1947.
William H. Timby 1918-1943.
Uzal Marlatt 1835-1965.
William L. Randolph 1848-1938.
Spaulding A. Smith US Navy WW1 1895-1983.
Gusta E. Winters 1895-1991.(< It does get pretty gusty during
Langrave Fox 1873-1950.
Drexel Martin 1904-1964.
Ersula Gledhill 1851-1927.
Allerton R. Price 1881-1964.
Picked up 6 flags and walked 2 miles in this "Earth Closet" and vacated at
Just spotted 5 cabooses on tracks close to the road on Rt. 415 Avoca. (P)
Cabooses are a thing of the past.
11:28AM brings me to Wallace Cemetery.
Nothing to report here, walked .2 miles in this "Cold Storage Unit" and
vacated at 11:36AM.
On the way here I stopped and got gas along the way, cheaper here than at
home $2.72 per gallon. The farther you get away from our Governor the
cheaper gas gets.
11:49AM brings me to Cohocton Cemetery "Mapleview" on Rt. 415 @ 77F/25C.
John H. Sick 1870-1932.
A red fox just trotted by.
Supreme Court Justice Robert Jesse McDowell Born Feb 13,
1912 and died Sept 16, 1980.
Fipp Hunt 1855-19_ _ . (< Have you ever seen a fipp along
the road? They'll be collectors items someday. Buy them while there cheap)
"Here lies John Bairf in the
Only place for which he never applied."
Arrazina Price 1830-1913.
Stella C. Oxx 1896-1955.
Oliver E. Dumas 1890-1977.
Patricia E. F. Bidlack 1938-2000.
Clarence M. Doody 328 Aero Sq. WW1 1893-1953.
John W. Trost 1879-1942.
Gerdella T. Lockwood 1901-1975.
Orange S. Searl Born Feb 22, 1846 and died April 29,
Frederick S. Edmond Born at Ridgefield, Connecticut Oct
30, 1821 and died Jan 7, 1892.
Robert Miller Born at Westfield, England March 15, 1805
and died Dec 18, 1885.
Levi S. Mallette 1821-1900.
Manvill J. Brown Born Aug 18, 1830 and died Nov 12, 1879.
This cemetery had loads of names, Zeh, Doody, and Sick. If you happen to be
looking for either of those three families, there are many here.
Walked 2 miles and picked up 6 flags in this "Earthbound Zone" and vacated
at 1:19PM @ 78F/26C.
1:22PM brings me to Warner Ave Catholic Cemetery in Cohocton @ 80F/27C.
James E. Burke 1911-1970(< why does that name look familiar?)
Albert Gallipeau 1865-1934
Louise Gallipeau 1867-1940.
As hot and muggy as it is, a special song would be appropriate, "Sweatin'
to the Moldies"
Leonartus Wager 1901-1966.
Archie E. Michaud 1889-1974
Ella Mae Michaud 1884-1959.
"Mary Anne has gone to rest
Safe at last on Abraham's breast
Which may be nice for Mary Anne
But it's certainly rough on Abraham."
Fenton Gaiss 1833-1899.
Anna E. Trout 1870-1957 (< sounds fishy to me)
Verrine Dill died July 17, 1890 age 3 years 1 month and 16 days. (<
this little girl was all by herself, a small lonely stone flat to the
ground. So, I was able to find some flowers and brighten up her grave as I am
sure no one has for many decades.) (2P)
Vincent Over 1827-1901 (P) (< yep, Vincent is over)
Benedict Blackrick 1853-1931.(< Black Rick was a famous
knight of the round table)
Lucinda A. Waldo 1877-1978.
Picked up 2 flags and walked .7 miles in this "Storage Park" and vacated at
2:06PM brings me to Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Cohocton. @82F/27C.
Clinton M. Many Born April 15, 1920 and died March 1, 1967.
Katie Z. Larue 1859-1926.
Edwin M. Saxton Jr. 1918-2010
Mary E. Saxton 1920-2007 (< Sue alert)
Christian Fuchs Born Nov 28, 1823 and died Oct 19, 1902.
Kate D. Gunsolus 1861-1942.
Joseph Fronk 1821-1901.(< 'ya never want to get hit with
For you who have read these reports some time, you know I have had a few
odd things happen, with animals. Seems , especially deer, like to some how
get in front of me, squat and take a dump right in front of me. Well, today I
got another animal, a black cat just came walking across the cemetery,
stopped about 15 foot in front of me, turned and squatted, taking a dump right
in front of me. Now..............being a black cat in a cemetery is this
some kind of a spooky thing? or does it have a meaning? A bad omen? Or is
it, that its a black cat in a Zion cemetery it might have special meaning? (P)
After missing the cat pile, I walked .6 miles in this "Grassland of Death"
and vacated at 2:41PM @82F/27C, before more cats come
2:54PM brings me to Wayland Village Cemetery @ 81F/26C.
Mary E. Wild 1915-1999.
"Beneath this cold stone (John Mole 1756)
Lies a son of the earth
His story is short
Though we date from his birth
His mind was gross
His body was big
He drank like a fish
And he ate like a pig
No cares of religion
Of wedlock or state
Did e'er for a moment
Encumber John's pate
He sat or he walked
But his walk was creeping
Without foe, without friend
Unnoticed he died
Not a single soul laughed
Not a single soul cried
Like his four footed namesake
He dearly loved earth
So the sexton has covered
His body with turf."
R. Ford Fisher 1912-1956
Katie F. 1913-_ _ _ _ . (<Sue alert)
Evelyn A. Charland 1915-1970.
Miner Teed 1896-1972.
Ray Saxton 1888-1968
Maude 1890-1979 (< Sue alert)
Fred Mick 1884-1972.
Sallie E. Wintersmith 1867-1924.
Seely B. Darling 1866-1933.
Goldena Bills 1907-1938.
Claude S. Wemett(Ouimet) 1890-1953
Jennie A. Wemett 1890-1956 (P).
Lafette Taylor 1858-1928.
Dorr Jacobs 1907-1922.
Mahala A. Miller 1861-1909.
Mary A. Overpeck Born Feb 24, 1830 and died Sept 29,
Daniel Marts died Feb 2, 1895 age 78 years 8 months
and 25 days.
Llwellyn Benjamin Onney 1854-1909.
Erwin D. Brunswick 1885-1918.
Sylvester C. Fisher 1844-1914 (< Sue alert)
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm or is it that death is just and interruption of life? Like a
little bump in the road, gives you that little tickle in your stomach and
you carry on................................................ < I have to get
some more gator aid I think all my electrolytes have leaked
Neil S. Glassbrook 1916-1986.
Claude H. Wemett(Ouimet) 1928-1989.(P)
Joseph O. Noragong 1925-1995.
Hollis D. Barbour 1883-1955
Jennie D. 1899-1987.
"Poems and epitaphs are but stuff
Here lies Robert Burrows, that is enough."
Picked up 2 flags and walked 1.9 miles in this "Human Bottomland"
4:23PM brings me to Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton on Rt. 21 @
80F/27C. Keep in mind today is like 100% humidity.
Corda B. Wixom 1865-1939.
Julius Milliman 1878-1956.
Clarence E. Gallipeau 1894-19_ _ .
Minnie Z. Chubb 1870-1946.
George Sams 1834-1924.
Gettie Nickles 1891-1965.
Herman Goundry 1862-1897.
Swan Yocum 1820-1905.
Arcena McClary 1827-1922.
Alice E. Siller 1875-1935.
I decided to get a ghost
writer..........................................out of all the dead I visited today, none would volunteer. They claimed they
were all dead tired and their pens had all dried up years
ago...................I think they were dead serious.....................................
John Brill 1899-1982(P).
Sophia K. Swink 1891-1935.
Norval R. Kern 1914-2005.
Sigel B. Didley 1862-1932.
Elnathan Wing Born Feb 28, 1823 and died Nov 1, 1882.
William Cragg Born at Westborough, Lincolnshire, England ,
Co i, 161 Regt. N.Y. Vols 1838-1924, Civil War.
Charles A. Griesa 1851-1944.
Tyler Tinker 1918-2003.
Medley Guerrette 1896-1990.
Mary E. Lafler 1886-1970.
Smith Clayson died July 18, 1860 age 64 years and 8 months.
Wixom J. Washburn 1914-1995.
Everard Washburn 1903-1977.
"She lived, what more can there be said
She died, and all we know she's dead."
Lawanda Jean Clark 1969-1969.
Percey E. Levesque 1909-1973.
James E. Boring 1912-1992 (P).
Smedley Andrews died Feb 2, 1857 age 86 years 5
Tryphena Twelt died Feb 23, 1844 age 43 years.
Walked 1.9 miles in this "No Return Park" and vacated at 5:50PM @ 81F/28C.
Got home at 7:40PM
Another great hot day with the dead.
242 miles for the total trip.
11.5 miles walking for the day.