Scrapbook clippings that I received following the passing of my grandmother, Mildred Gray Ruteshouser Wakeman.
--Deb Sprechman, 5 September 2005
Their 48th Anniversary:
MR. AND MRS. CHARLES B. RUTESHOUSER celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary quietly at their home Sunday, October 23. They had many callers, cards, flowers and gifts during the day, including a bouquet of red gladioli from the Willing Workers Bible class. CHARLES B. RUTESHOUSER and Miss CARRIE CANTWELL were married October 23rd at the Reformed church manse in Roxbury by the REV. N. B. DEMAREST, then pastor there. Their early married life was spent in Roxbury and vicinity then after a number of years in Delhi they returned to Roxbury twenty years ago where they have since lived. They were attended at their wedding by the groom's sister, Miss LENA RUTESHOUSER (now MRS. FRED LUTZ) and his cousin FRANK RUTESHOUSER. The anniversary day was announced over the radio.
MR. and MRS. RONALD SONNERGSEN and sons from Poughkeepsie and BRUCE PARSONS from Connecticut visited their mother, MRS. HERMAN VANDERMEULEN over the weekend and will be Thanksgiving guests.
MR. AND MRS. HENRY WAKEMAN were Saturday night guests at a dinner held at the Imperial Lounge for the honorary members of the Walton Fire Department. MR. WAKEMAN was a twenty-year member.
MR. AND MRS. HENRY WAKEMAN are moving from their home on Guilford Road to their new home on Pearl Street, Sidney. MR. AND MRS. GORDON DAVIS have bought the Wakeman home.
November 22, 1976
Soldier on Bataan Says Japs Will Be Licked
MR. AND MRS. MARTIN G. CANTWELL of Roxbury have received a letter from their son, Private JAMES CANTWELL who is serving on Bataan peninsula in the Phillipines. The letter was written Dec. 30, and reached his parents April 2, along with two other letters written later. The letter reads:
Well, here goes the second letter to you since the war has started, and it has been going nearly a month now. I suppose that you have been worrying to death over me, but as it stands today I am still alive and doing my best to win the war, which I don't think that we will have much trouble in doing. I have been out in the field about ever since the war started and I am really beginning to be a soldier, eating out of mess kits, drinking warm water, sleeping on the ground. It really is tough, but I haven't much doubt in my mind but what we will lick 'em in no time short. I suppose you have read plenty in the papers, but you don't want to believe only about half of it. We have plenty of raids every day, anywhere from six to fifty bombers roar overhead, drop their eggs and then take off for their base. I came the closest to getting mine on about the first raid we had. I was walking up a road when about 50 planes came swooping down. I just fell flat in the ditch and lay there until they had all left. You could feel the machine bullets just whine by your head; all you could do was to lay there and think of all the bad things that you had ever done and pray to God that one didn't hit you, because if it did you were a goner. We get two meals a day and they are pretty good considering what the cooks have to contend with. I work at the command post, doing the same type of work that I did before, only at a greater disadvantage. MARSHALL is doing work with the squadron as usual.
I suppose it is colder than the devil back home, but how I would like to be there, but there will come a day when I will be back, I hope. I haven't received any mail in about a month, but I suppose if I receive one letter in three months I shall be plenty lucky. You are the only one I am going to write to, so they will probably be pretty short and far between. Well, Mom, I guess I will close now as it is about dark and we can't have any lights on at all, so will have to close. Keep well and be looking forward to seeing me.
Lone Chimney Guards Remains of Farmhouse Near Delhi
Blackened and charred ruins over which a lone chimney stands sentinel are all that remain of the large farm home of MR. AND MRS. HARRISON GRAY on West Platner Brook, six miles from Delhi. Fire of mysterious origin destroyed the house last nigt after the blaze had spread from an adjoining woodshed.
Walton High Honor List
Walton-Walton High School students who have attained an average of 85 per cent in at least three subjects for their seventh quarter of the present term are:
Freshman, SARAH ARMSTRONG, FRANCES BARNES, ROGER BARTOW, GRACE CONNER, JAMES DAVIS, JEAN DEVINE, KAYE FIELD, RAMONA GOODRICH, SANDRA HOYT, MARY LYON, PATRICIA MCBRIDE, JOYCE NEER, ELEANOR OLMSTEAD, JOHN LEO POULIN, GEORGE RHINEBECK, LEONA SCHLAFER, PAUL SCHREIER and JANITH TWEEDIE.
Sophmores, ROBERT ADAMS, CECELIA ARMSTRONG, BETSEY DEWITT, PHYLLIS ELDERKIN, RUTH FELTER, MAJORIE GOODRICH, BETTY HAFELE, LAVERNE HENDERSON, JOYCE HODGE, HARRY JANICKI, RICHARD LAAUSER, MARY LOGAN, PHILLIP LINCOLN, RICHARD NORTHRUP, DONALD OGDEN, JAMES OLMSTEAD, ROBERT PARSONS, DOROTHY PIERCE, DOUGLAS POTTER, GERTRUDE RADEKER, RAYMOND ROBINSON, MARVIN TYRRELL and JOAN WHEELER.
Juniors, VIRGINIA BEECHER, DWIGHT BUTLER, FLORENCE COONS, NANCY GIFFORD, DONALD HOWE, ROBERT HUNTER, ELLEN LATHOM, DOUGLAS LUSCOMB, JUNE RUTESHOUSER, JOAN TOWNSEND and JOHN WILSON.
Seniors, BEVERLY CAMP, WALTER EELLS, RUTH LETOURNEUR, STELLA PUFFER, FRANCES SCHLAFER, MARIAN STORRER, NINA TOWNSEND, BARBARA VALENTINE and FRANCES WELCH.
Post Graduate, PEARL MCDONALD.
ROGER RUTESHOUSER, young son of MR. AND MRS. EDWARD RUTESHOUSER, who reside on Maple Street this village, while playing about the house on Monday afternoon, had the misfortune to fall, while playing and hit his forehead a terrific crack on the window sill, cutting the head open, the wound bleeding profusely. He was rushed to the doctor's office in Margaretville by his parents, where the wound was dressed and the young lad is celebrating Christmas with a bandaged head. No ill effects are anticipated from the untimely accident.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and relatives who helped in any way during our recent bereavement, those who sent flowers, MR. IVAN CLARK for his kind way of conducting the services, REV. H. G. LINCOLN, REV. ROBERT POLLARD and REV. GLENN W. YOUNG for their words of comfort, and MR. KILPATRICK for his message in song. MRS. MILDRED RUTESHOUSER and children, MR. AND MRS. CHARLES B. RUTESHOUSER and VIRGINIA RUTESHOUSER.
The Ladies Aid has been postponed from Wednesday of this week to Wednesday of next, due to the funeral of EDWARD RUTESHOUSER, which will take place at 2:30 at the Gould Memorial Reformed church of Roxbury, with interment at the Methodist cemetery. Therefore the Ladies' Aid meeting will be held at the home of MRS. MAE BOOKOUT July 12.
Halcottsville Ceremony Unites JOYCE INGLES and GEORGE KELLY of Cornell
Roxbury-A quiet wedding was solemnized Saturday at eight o'clock at the home of MR. AND MRS. NELSON KELLYat Halcottsville when their son, GEORGE, and MissJOYCE INGLES, daughter of MR. AND MRS. JOHN INGLES of New Kingston, were united in marriage. The wedding, scheduled to be held at the bride's home was held at the bridegroom's home because of the illness of the bride's mother. The ceremony was performed by the REV. HENRY N. MULLER, pastor of the Roxbury and Halcottsville Methodist churches.
The couple attended by Miss VIRGINA TONER of Margaretville, and WALTER GRIFFIN of Halcottsville. The bride wore navy blue silk with a corsage of white carnations. Her bridesmaid wore gray with pink and white carnations. Following the wedding, a reception was held at the home. Immediate members of the two families and a few friends were present.
MR. KELLY is a graduate of Roxbury Central School, class of 1947. Last year he worked as milk tester. At present he is taking a two-year agricultural course at Cornell University, Ithaca. He returned Sunday to the University. The couple plan to take a honeymoon trip at Christmas time. The bride graduated from Margaretville High School in June 1948.
-wedding date November 27 1948
The family of HENRY E. WAKEMAN would like to express our sincere thanks to family, friends and neighbors for their kindness, prayers, cards and the wonderful food since the sudden loss of our husband and father.
Special thanks to the Sidney Emergency Squad for their rapid response to our call and to the ladies of Sidney United Methodist Church for the delicious lunch. God Bless each one of you.
MILDRED WAKEMAN and Family
-date of death: July 22, 1994. MILDRED WAKEMAN was born MILDRED IRENE GRAY. HENRY WAKEMAN was her second husband; her first husband was EDWARD RUTESHOUSER.
The home of MR. AND MRS. JOHN INGLES was the scene of a very quiet wedding, Saturday, March 24th, when her sister, Miss NEVA GRAY, was united in marriage to PALMER ADEE, a lifelong resident of New Kingston.
The couple were attended by MR. AND MRS. CECIL MATTHEWS of Oneonta and the ceremony was perfomed by the REV. ORVILLE G. BOSLEY of the Second Presbyterian church of Delhi.
The bride's dress was tomato-crepe with lace yoke and sleeves. MRS. MATTHEWS was gowned in taffy-tan crepe. Both wore matching accessories.
Only the immediate families and a few friends were present.
After congratulations were extended light refreshments were served. MR. AND MRS. ADEE have employment for the summer with Howard Ruff, New Kingston Cor.
-date of wedding March 24, 1934.
Visit at Fort Jackson
MR. AND MRS. HENRY E. WAKEMAN of Oxford, have just returned from a motor trip to South Carolina after visiting their son, Private RODGER E. RUTESHOUSER, who is stationed at Fort Jackson. They were accompanied by ROBERT WAKEMAN, also a son and Miss JOANNE STORCH, fiancée of MR. RUTESHOUSER.
The marriage of JOANNE L. STORCH, daughter of GEORGE STORCH, 7 Prentice Street, Norwich, to Private RODGER E. RUTESHOUSER, son of MRS. HENRY WAKEMAN of Oxford and the late EDWARD RUTESHOUSER, was solemnized Dec. 26. REV. CONTOIS officiated in the double ring ceremony in St. Paul's church.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attired in a street-length dress of iridescent plum taffeta. She wore accessories of mauve pink and carried a bouquet of white pompoms.
Miss STORCH's only attendant was Miss HELEN RETTBERG, also of Norwich. Miss RETTBERG chose a street-length dress of beige faille with black accessories. She carried a bouquet of white pompoms and red miniature roses.
FRANK O'MALLEY of Oneonta served as best man.
A reception was given in honor of the bridal pair at the home of the bride's father, from which the couple departed on a short tour of New York state.
After the wedding trip the bride returned to her home to await joining her husband, who is now stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C.
-date of wedding: December 26, 1951. Note: The RUTESHOUSER name is misspelled in the heading of this article.