Marriages from the
"Hamilton County News"

Reprinted with permission from the
Hamilton County News!
Transcribed by Annie Weaver

Note: These marriages were reprinted in the newspaper in the 1970s and are taken from the later papers.

Sept. 4, 1901, David Bush Abrams, 28, lumberman of Harrisville, born Wells of Floyd Abrams and Mary E. Gilman, was married at the Wells Methodist Church to Mary Katherine Babcock, 26, born Wells of Hiram E. Babcock and Mary Kibler. They would live in Harrisville.

On Sept. 5, 1901, Merlin Edward Austin, 24, carpenter of Long Lake, born Moriah of Farrand E. Austin and Almira Keller, was married to Lorinda A. Hamner, 15, of Long Lake, born Cedar Rapids, Iowa of Charles Hamner and Leona Plue.

On Nov. 11, 1901, Robert Baker of Warrensburgh and Miss Helen Slack, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. H. B. Slack of Speculator, were married at Warrensburgh by the Rev. C. W. Dearborn at the Presbyterian Church. They would live in Warrensburgh.

Jan. 16-31, 1901
Marriage: On Jan. 26, at Indian Lake, Lafayette Carpenter, 32, of Warrensburg, born at Chestertown of Levi carpenter and Charlotte Norton was married to Mary Persons, 32, born at Indian Lake of Benjamin W. Persons and Lucy Kennedy, with the Rev. C. L. Jenkins officiating.

Jan. 16-31, 1901
Marriage: On Jan. 29, Henry G. Earley of Wells and Margaret E. Patrick of Northville were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. And Mrs. J. F. VanArnam, Northville.

Feb. 16-28, 1901
Marriage: A former Wells resident, George B. Gilman of St. Johnsville, was married Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Little Falls to Miss Winnie Vedder of Little Falls.

On October 5, 1901 Charles E. Hall, 47, carpenter of Long Lake, born Starksboro, Vt. Of Holey H. Hill and Dolly Thompson, was married to Julia E. Pierce, 49, of Oxford, Mass., born Carlton, Mass. Of Daniel Rich and Martha Sanborn. It was the second marriage for both.

Jan. 16-31, 1901
Marriage: On Jan. 19 at Long Lake, Orange Harrington, 25 of Warrensburg, son of William Harrington and Grace Gates, was married to Lizzie Compton, 24, of Moriah, born Moriah of Thomas Compton and _____Denniston. The Rev. Stewart M. Irwin, pastor of the Long Lake M. E. Church officiated.

Sept. 8, 1901, at Long Lake, Fred Helms, 32, liveryman, (widowed), son of William Helms and Rachel Gates, was married to Grace Kennedy, 23, of Jay, N. Y., born Jay of Jerome Kennedy and Miss Pettinger.

On Tuesday Oct. 22, 1901, Roy J. Hosley of Long Lake and Miss Katie Morrison of Chestertown were married at Chestertown by Rev. Father Ward in the parlor of the Rising House. P. J. Cunningham and Miss Katie Fox of Long Lake were the attendants. They would reside at Long Lake, where Mr. Hosley was engaged in extensive lumbering operations.

August 16-31, 1901:
Marriages: On August 21, 1901 at the home of the bride's parents, Rose Francisco, 20, born at Wells of Azariah Francisco and Jesse Aird, was married to William Edgar Leonard, 21, of Cortland, born Locke, NY of Charles Leonard. The Rev. I. D. Hall of the Wells Baptist Church performed the ceremony. The couple would live in Cortland.

On Dec. 28, 1901:
at Indian Lake, Ralph L. Locke, 21, born Indian Lake of Willard Locke and Eliza Morrill, was married to Vivian S. Washburn, 21, born Indian Lake of Frank Washburn and Cleora Perry, by Rev. C. L. Jenkins.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1901, Clarence M. McCoy of Raquette Lake and Miss Lena Mills of Glens Falls were married at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. And Mrs. George McCoy of Herkimer, to which place he had gone after his recent accident in the Raquette Lake store. The ceremony was to have been held at the bride's home in Glens Falls. McCoy was at one time a teacher in the public schools of Lake Pleasant, where Miss Mills resided for many years.

May 1-15, 1901:
Marriages: On May 10, Burt J. McLaughlin, 28, of Indian Lake, born Canada of Samuel McLaughlin and Emma King, was married to Clara N. Locke, 18, born Indian Lake of Marvin P. Locke and Marie Wilson, by the Rev. C.L. Jenkins.

On Sept. 4, 1901, Benjamin Payne, 26, born Indian Lake of William Payne and Sarah Brooks, was married to Miss Lillian Blanchard, 18, born Fort Ann of Amos Blanchard and Laura McCabe. Among the numerous presents bestowed upon the bride were a building lot and a cow, also china and glassware in abundance.

On Nov. 11, 1901, Edgar Craven Potter, 31, of Blue Mountain Lake, born Schroon Lake of Joseph C. Potter and Elizabeth Fairfield, was married to Katie Louise Treadwell, 24, of Blue Mountain Lake, born New York City of R. H. Treadwell and Amanda L. Brown.

April 16-30, 1901
Marriage: On April 29 at Indian Lake, Walter J. Rea, 22, born Penns., of John Rea and Mary G. Rice, was married to Cora E. Palmer, born Whitehall, of Sylvester J. Palmer and Mary A. Hunter. The Rev. C. L. Jenkins officiated.

On Sept. 22, 1901, Peter J. Ryan, 30, carpenter of Long Lake, born Minerva of John Ryan and Bridget O'Brien, was married to Bertha Ada Stone, 20, of Long Lake born Warrensburg of Nathaniel Stone and Sarah Keenan. The Rev. D. E. Cahill officiated.

Sept. 16, 1901, at Long Lake, Arthur N. Sheldon, 37, guide of Durant, born Fort Ann of Nathan Sheldon and Emily Winegar, was married to Ann Tolley, 20, of Farmingdale of Peter and Ann Tolley.

On Sept. 7, 1901, at Indian Lake took place the marriage of John H. Shelly, 24, plumber of Long Lake, born Lyon Mountain of Henry Shelly and Eliza Davis, to Maud Seaman, 19, born Long Lake of Harlan R. Seaman and Lettie Fish.

April 16-30, 1901
Marriage: April 17, at noon, Henry Weaver and Miss Jessie Gifford were united in marriage by the Rev. Charles Edward at the home of the bride at Gifford's Valley.

April 1-15, 1901
Marriages: Word was received in Wells of the marriage on Thursday evening, March 21 at Marcus, Iowa of John L. Weaver and Miss Eliza Prentice, at the home of the bride's parents. Weaver was the son of John Weaver, Wells, and went to Marcus about seven years previous.

On November 10, 1901, Albert E. Wells, 24, of Blue Mountain Lake, born Wells of James Wells and Josephine McDade, was married to Maggie May Spring, 17, of Wells, born Blue Mountain Lake of Charles Spring and Susan Potter.

On October 1, 1901 at Indian Lake, Selah Wescott, 27, of Tupper Lake, born Tupper Lake of Ziba Westcott and Carrie Stetson was married to Luella Cole, 18, born Long Lake of Simon Cole and Alva Keller.


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