Oneida County, from Mather &
Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).
Nine pages of Oneida County history, geography, and economics in this
early gazetteer. We think it's an essential part of the historical
record of this county. Also included in addition to the nine pages
on Oneida County is the section of Mather & Brockett covering land
grants and patents in New York State. 9++ pages, in PDF format,
download now for $3.00.
chapters from Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896):
(We're currently adding the township chapters. When
we finish them, we'll do the county history chapters, and follow them
with the biographical and family history sections. Sorry it's
taking as long as it is! This is a massive book, packed with
City of Utica,
Oneida County, New York from Oneida County, New
York (1896), by Daniel E. Wager.
Oneida County has a complex history, and
Utica is certainly central to it. Wager’s treatment of its history is
about as comprehensive as we have seen and, for the time period
beginning with its settlement up until 1896, it is one of the best
treatments around. Included as well are numerous photographs, etchings,
etc., of the eminent citizens of the latter portion of the 19th
century. There’s also a map of Utica – useful in itself but especially
useful to have at hand while reading this chapter. Includes
woodcuts, photos, engravings of several prominent citizens. This
is chapter XXV. 136+pages, in
PDF format, download now for $3.50.
Annsville Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Chapter XXVI. 8+ pages, PDF format,
Township chapter from
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). For students of
migrations, it is noteworthy that of the first 48 families to settle
Augusta Township, 18 were from Litchfield County, CT, another area we
cover. Includes a photo of J. A. Douglass and a lithograph of Henry Farman.
Chapter XXVII. 18+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00.
Ava and Boonville Townships
chapters from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Includes photographs
of R. J. Helmer, G. A. Willard, and Walter Ballou. Ava is chapter
XXVIII and Boonville chapter XXIX. 18+ pages, PDF format,
Bridgewater Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Chapter XXX. 9+ pages, PDF format,
Camden Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Chapter XXXI. 25+ pages, PDF format,
Deerfield Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Chapter XXXII. 9+ pages, PDF format,
Florence Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Chapter XXXIII.
7+ pages, PDF format,
The Floyd and
Forestport Township chapters
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).
Chapter XXXIV, on the Town
of Floyd, and chapter XXXV, on the Town of Forestport. Includes
photographs of G. M. Studor and Philip McGuire. Both are
rather short chapters totaling 12+ pages. In PDF format, download
now for $2.00.
The Kirkland Township chapter from
Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Includes
a photograph of E. S. Williams. This is chapter XXXVI. 16+ pages, PDF format,
The Lee, Marcy
and Marshall Township chapters
Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).
we provide chapter XXXVII, on the Town of Lee, chapter XXXVIII, on the
Town of Marcy, and chapter XXXIX, on the Town of Marshall. All are
fairly short chapters, totaling 21+ pages. In PDF format, download
now for $2.50.
The New Hartford Township chapter
Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Includes
photographs of Morgan Butler, Ladd J. Lewis, and Charles H. Philo.
Chapter XL. 18+
pages, PDF format, download. $3.50
The Paris Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Chapter XLI. 15+ pages, PDF format,
Remsen and Rome Township chapters from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). These are
chapters XLII and XLIII from the book. A photograph of
J. S. Haselton is also included. 30+ pages, PDF format,
Steuben, and Trenton Township chapters
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). These are chapter
XLIV, on the Town of Sangerfield, chapter XLV, on the Town of Steuben,
and chapter XLVI, on the Town of Trenton. Pictures of Reuben Tower,
Squire Utley, W. P. Locke, Henry Hagedorn, and D. G. Dorrance are
included. 40+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.50.
The Vernon Township chapter from Daniel
E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). Includes photographs
of Timothy Jenkins and Silas Adams, and a lithograph of D. G. Dorrance.
Chapter XLVII. 14+ pages, PDF format,
Oneida County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).
This source is considered authoritative for the period just preceding
the Civil War. Most subsequent gazetteers borrow heavily from
The following Oneida County localities are
mentioned in boldface type in this chapter: Annsville, Glenmore,
Taberg, Blossvale, Augusta, Knox Corners, Oriskany Falls, Ava, Ava
Corners, Boonville, Alder Creek, Forest Port, Hawkinsville, Hurlbutville,
Bridgewater, North Bridgewater, Babcock Hill, Camden, West Camden,
Hillsborough, Deerfield, Deerfield Corners, North Gage, Florence,
Empeyville, East Florence, Florence Hill, Floyd, Floyd Corners,
Kirkland, Clinton, Manchester, Franklin, Clarks Mills, Lee, Lee Center,
Delta, West Branch, Stokes, Marcy, Stittsville, Marshall, Deansville,
Hanover, Forge Hollow, New Hartford, Washington Mills, New York Upper
Mills, Willow Vale, Paris, East Sauquoit, West Sauquoit, Clayville,
Cassville, Paris Hill, Holman City, Remsen, Forest Port, Port Woodhull,
Rome, West Rome, Stanwix, Greens Corners, Ridge Mills, North Rome,
Sangerfield, Waterville, Sangerfield Center, Stockwell Settlement,
Steuben, Steuben Corners, Steuben Station, Trenton, Trenton Falls, South
Trenton, Holland Patent, Prospect, Stittsville, Utica, Vernon, Vernon
Center, Oneida Castle, Turkey Street, Verona, Durhamville, Verona Depot,
State Bridge, Higginsville, New London, Sconondoa, Dunbarton, Vienna,
North Bay, McConnellsville, Elpis, Fish Creek Landing, West Vienna,
Western, Westernville, North Western, Big Brook, Delta, Westmoreland,
Hampton, Lowell, Hecla Works, Lairdsville, Spencer Settlement, Eureka,
Whitestown, Whitesboro, Oriskany, Yorkville, New York Mills, Walesville,
Colemans Mills, and Pleasant Valley.
16+ pages, PDF format, download now for $1.75.
Educational Institutions in Oneida County,
from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). 20+
pages, PDF format, download. $3.75
The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1943.
This quite extraordinary yearbook, only 18 pages in
length, clearly reflects the dark years of World War II and their impact
upon the home front. The dedication -- to class members who would
be in the Armed Forces -- and the statement that given the times they
are a bit embarrassed to be publishing a yearbook at all, are unique in
our experience. Please note that water damage affects the
legibility of a few pages. Download now in PDF format, 18+ pages.
The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1944.
This somewhat unusual high
school yearbook is the second in a series of World War II era yearbooks
from this high school. A clear awareness that “there’s a war on”
permeates this volume as it did the one for 1943. That pages four and
five list the members of the classes of 1941 – 1944, as well as faculty,
serving in the armed forces drives the point home. The binding of this
year’s thin volume is paper, as was the 1943 edition, and as will be the
1945 edition. The timing of the yearbook makes clear why: at a time of
scarce resources, the booklet appears to have gone to print in January,
and January 1944 was still not a good time for the Allied forces. There
was a lot of war still to go, and the seniors in this year’s class could
expect to be personally involved in its execution. Download now in
PDF format, 27+ pages. $4.00.
The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1945.
This is the third number of the
World War II yearbooks from this high school. This class began high
school in September 1941, and, from December 7 of that year, spent all
their high school years in wartime. A clear awareness that “there’s a
war on” permeates this volume as it did the one for 1943 and the one for
1944, but we sense that this class somehow knew that World War II was
coming to an end. The listing of graduates and faculty currently
serving is shorter this year since photos from previous class members is
omitted. Nonetheless, there is still a war on, as the paper binding of
this year’s thin volume (following the precedents of the 1943 and 1944
editions) makes clear. This year’s seniors – at least the ones who
waited for graduation to enter the service – would play only a very
limited role in the war’s conclusion. 30+ pages. Download
now in PDF format. $4.00.
The Hollander of Holland Patent Central
School for 1962.
The class depicted in this yearbook were World War II babies. Their
class presaged the “Boomers” of the baby boom that followed the war, but
not by much. They would, for the most part, be done with college or
Army by the time Woodstock occurred, and by the time it was evident that
things had changed permanently – even in small farming communities in
upstate New York. 102+ pages, in PDF format. Download
now for $4.50.
Horatio Seymour: An address by Dr. George L. Miller
on the occasion of dedication of a bust in his honor by the Oneida
Historical Society (1903) (re-published
from the Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society at Utica, NY
– No. 9). Horatio Seymour, twice governor of New York State, was a very
important personage in the Democratic party nationally in the post-Civil
War years. The address provides a human side to events and people who
were central to those tumultuous years, both in New York and the nation
as a whole. Once considered a serious candidate for the Presidency,
Seymour knew everyone who was important to know, and this address offers
anecdotes about some of them as well as of Governor Seymour. 17+
pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00.
Clinton High School yearbook The Trumpet
for 1929. This
yearbook gives us a glimpse of Clinton at the end of the Roaring
Twenties, truly the end of a way of life quite unlike the ones that were
to follow. We note that among the short characterizations of the
graduating seniors, “popular” seems to be the leading term of
approbation, and “quiet” – particularly when applied to a female – seems
to connote something of a wallflower. Among the few activities, two
stand out: the orchestra (one wonders where they found scores for such
an odd collection of instruments) and the hockey team – more than an
oddity in upstate New York at the time. That their schedule took them
to Ithaca, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Albany, and Skaneateles for games
suggests how few other schools played the sport. The passage of time and
the economic hardships of the Great Depression may both have contributed
to the fact that if any of the local advertisers in this book were still
in business thirty years later, they were by then doing business under
different names. 36+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $4.25.
Rome, NY: Directory for 1903, Parts I and II.
Compiled and Published by The Utica Directory Publishing Company.
For a smallish city, Rome
still merited a full-sized city directory in 1903. For the purposes of
making the files manageable in size, we’ve re-published it as two
separate items. Part I includes a healthy does of advertisements, some
of which are quite interesting viewed more than a century later; the
complete street directory (the kind of directory where the inhabitants
are listed by house number on the street they live on); a section called
Miscellany, which lists Federal, State and Local government agencies,
provides population statistics, lists fraternities and societies, stage
coaches, and locations of public halls and offices; and the centerpiece
of any directory, an alphabetic list of heads of households, along with
occupations and addresses. The halfway point in the book falls part way
through this section, so we have cut it off at the letter G. Names
beginning with G and later in the alphabet appear in the second part of
this directory. Letters A – F are included in the
first part. As well as the later part of the alphabet, the second
volume includes a rural directory (those who do not live in the tax
corporation of the City of
Rome) and a business directory. Please note that the
pagination of this volume is as found. The compilers seem to have been
whimsical about page numbering, and we can only say that we find it as
quixotic as you no doubt will.
214+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $3.00.
222+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $3.00.
Charity in New York State in 1906: State
Institutions. This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State
Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New
York State government's Rome State Custodial Asylum. See our
New York State Miscellany page for
more information about this chapter.