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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries & 19th Century NEWS....
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Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries
Staten Island

We wish you a happy and healthy Holiday Season

Volunteer Opportunities:

We seek volunteers to conduct tours of:
Lake, S.I. / Fountain and Sylvan Cemeteries in 2009!

We will write up the tour YOU CONDUCT IT!

Great opportunity for Seniors and Students!

Interested? Email SICemetery@aol.com


Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries
158 Myrtle Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10310

917-545-3309 or SICemetery@aol.com

Now for the local news!

Newspaper dated December 8, 1883

"Work of the Grand Jury"

The Grand Jury finished its labors on Wednesday. The following is the list
of indictments:-

George W. MADDEN, grand larceny, second degree, pleaded not guilty.

Edward LYNCH, rape, pleaded not guilty.

Antonio TANGLADI, assault in second degree, pleaded not guilty.

Valentine PAINE and Richard MURPHY, assault in the second degree, pleaded not

Thomas HARRISON, grand larceny, second degree, pleaded not guilty.

Robert CONWAY and J. W. BROWN, grand larceny, second degree. The former
pleaded guilty and asked for the mercy of the court of account of age. The
latter pleaded not guilty.

John WELSH, grand larceny, second degree. District Attorney GALLAGHER stated
that inasmuch as the prisoner did not take the watch of Supervisor BECHTEL he
was willing to accept a plea of guilty of the attempt to commit grand
larceny. He pleaded not guilty.

George W. MANNING, grand larceny, pleaded not guilty

James MACKANENY, participating in a riot in town of Middletown, pleaded not
guilty and was placed under $300 bail.

James LESTRANGE, riot, pleaded not guilty

William J. GUNETT, riot pleaded not guilty.

Evening School

The evening school of District No 3 of New Brighton, opened on Monday with
fifty pupils. It is the largest attendance on opening night for many years, and better still all came with the intention of attending regularly and taking all the advantage possible of the great benefits to be derived. The placing of lights through the streets of the village makes it much more comfortable than
formerly in getting to and from the school. Out of all the schools that have
from time to time attempted to establish evening session, this one stands
alone today. There is so much to be gained by it that we hope everybody who can will help it along.

Newspaper dated December 20, 1884

"The Explosion"

When the explosion which occurred in the Jersey meadows was heard on Staten
Island, the people immediately jumped to the conclusion that the Westfield
had again exploded and the next morning it was generally believed that such
was the case. It was not quite so bad as that however, as the Westfield had
only run into a scow, inflicting considerable damage upon herself. People
generally seem to think the "Westfield" unlucky and "that she will come to a
bad end."


Mrs. Mary UNDERWOOD, who has made her home with Mrs. Sophia ELLIS at
Kreischerville, since July last committed suicide by hanging by her neck to a
bedpost on Wednesday. She was dead when discovered. Deceased had been
partially insane for some time, and had also been in an asylum. She was a
native of Boston, where her relatives reside. Coroner HARVEY held an inquest
and jury rendered a verdict of death by suicide.

"REILLY Sentenced"

Thomas REILLY, the horse thief who recently figured on Staten Island, with a
fine animal belonging to a butcher named RUPPRECHT, of New York, pleaded
guilty one day last week, and was sentenced to the State Prison at Sing Sing
for two years and 6 months. The parties from whom he stole the harness and
wagon did not appear against him.

"Superintendents of the Poor"

The Superintendents were all present at the meeting on Monday.

Mr. VAUGHAN reported that he had committed George STARK, of Westfield to be
examined in lunacy.

Mr. HENNESY reported that Hester KEARNEY of Castleton aged 81 years was
insane and the case was referred to him.

Mr. LEWIS reported to having received a communication from Mrs. Josephine
SHAW - LOWELL of the State Board of Charities, relative to the O'BRIEN
children, recommending their detention in the Alms House until they could be
sent West.

Keeper MCCORMACK reported the death in the hospital of John McGuire, formerly
town Clerk of Middletown.

"Dismissed the Service"

Patrick DAILEY, commissary Sergeant at Fort Wadsworth was dismissed the
service on Saturday last. DAILEY had been over 20 years in the Regular Army
and when he was assigned to this post he brought with him a testimonial from
his superior officers that he was "a man who never made mistakes." But he
did make a mistake that robbed him of his good name and snug position, he
became violently intoxicated and committed such breach of military discipline
as to cause his dismissal. Otherwise his record as a soldier is good.

Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. Staten Island
158 Myrtle Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10310
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