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General Woodhull's Grave at Mastic (Story Page 123)
GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL'S DEATH BIRDS HAVE ANTICS TOO
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Woodhull at that time which bring out one of the finest traits in the character
of that native Long Island General. Capt. Nathaniel Woodhull of Mastic was President of The New York Provincial Congress. and the seven years of British occupatio'i of the Island are now so far back in the past that very little interest is displayed in them except by those who have made history their study. Woodhull in that foray and. Ihe Brooklyn and Jamaica Road from Fulton Ferry passed through the village and continued east to Jamaica. frame of Capt.
the Battle of Long Island. the Bedford Road to
and Jamaica Road and east of the Cripplebush Road. compact. and in one
of those villages. stirring events of
His firey. and at the head of his troop patrolling the Clove Road to Flatbush. or encroach-
ments on what he considered his rights. ran south to Flatbush. how he saved two American officers from the fate that he met with courage and devotion to the patriot
cause. resolute character that permitted no insults to his dignity.
The purpose of this story is to relate events in the life of Gen. so named because it passed through a clove or cleft in the hills. Woodhull.
ington. Suydam did not make a very imposing figure on horseback.JULY
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Revolutionary War. Capt.
taking orders both the Provincial Congress and General Washauthcrity. and assigned that task to Gen. probably
Jamaica. The short. General Washington was anxious to get all the cattle in Kings and Queens Counties out of reach of the British. The junction of three important roads in the center of the village gave to the vicinity the name of Bedford Corners. and the Cripplebush Road ran northeast from Bedford Corners to Newtown. and Jacob Suy-
dam was a private. When the war be^^an. where he was made a Briga-
Borough of Brooklyn was made up of small villages and farms often widely separated from each other. Col.'
During the Revolution.
Lambert Suydam was captain of a cavalry troop called
the Kings County Horse which had been organized in Bedford. that of Bedford. Suydam with his troop assisted Gen. would have delighted Petrus Stuyvesant if he had lived in his time. lived a brave little Dutch
Hendrick Suydam was clerk of the troop. Today we can travel the length of Long Island in three or four hours where it took as many days in 1776. and being an experienced military man he left the presidential/ chair for the field. The Clove Road. and had two other Suydams on the roster. A map of 1766-67 shows Suydam's farm on the north side of the Brooklyn
more than made up by
courage and honesty. are all but forgotten by generations living amid comforts and conveniences that even the wealthy did not enjoy in those days. or scouting along the Kings Highway to discover signs of the enemy advance.
Woodhull's Capture (From an old print)
after. The hardships endured. and we can communicate with people from one end of the Island to the other in a matter of minutes. Suydam took great pride in mounting a big farm-horse. leaving
He seems to have worked under a conflict
dier-General. When we understand those differences we can appreciate to some extent the difficulties experienced by American officers of the Revolution in carrying out orders when mounted couriers were the only means of communication between them. the fierce passions aroused in the breasts of patriots and Tories alike. but what he lacked as an impressive
farmer named Lambert Suydam.
issued while the Battle of Long Island was raging to the westward. and he and his men crossed the [Sound to Westchester. public buildings.
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only one cow to a family. they gathered up all the others and drove them to the Hempstead Plains where they had difficulty in finding water for so many.
the panic that gripped so many at that time. Y. granted them pay as on active service. banks. Suydam he managed to elude them and escape. It is not known if Capt. Scotch descent.
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During their nesting season they want no foreign element near their
misgivings. Have you ever noticed hovv busy the gulls are on Jones Beach between the time the crowds go home at the end of the day and the arrival of the tractor-trains to clear the refuse baskets? The gulls have found the baskets contain
Some birds have learned to combine their weight and effort to tip over the basfacilitates the kets which hunt for food. On still days I have seen them
. There is usually enough discarded menu in one basket to feed several
Redwing Blackbirds are ways very much at home plume grass. Then the bombings commence with more or less accuracy.
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tents. Their screaming and diving is more purposeful the closer one approaches. A Blue Jay in a single frugal act broke two admonitions of the Bible. The jay dragged a dead oak leaf to the food and covered the crust with the leaf. They do not like to bother with feeding stations would much rather come right up ta the back door and wait for your personal attention. He tried to hide a final crust from squirrels which are always around. By the time the visitor is within sight of the eggs or young the terns are beside themselves and their divings terminate inches from
One day they will become mad enough to end
experiences to our
of local bird behavior will recall similar
They may have many
entrances and but finally will end up sitting on your fingers as they go to work on the raisins.
Catbirds are friendly creatures and their black beady eyes seldom let you out of sight for long.
and swaying in the breeze. and the shots improve with practice. I saw one eat bread crumbs until completely filled.
exits. With some care and a bit of bird talk on your part catbirds will fly to your outstretched hand for
a dive in a head-on collision. They appear
them when necesand in making friends
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with them. The Bible suggests we should not lay up treasures nor take much thought for the morrow. Bird antics often fascinate us and perhaps the
one's hair. what we should eat! I fully expect to be birdhandled on the head by enraged terns. in provid-
on and in the basclawing over the con-
ing food for
They become suspicious of persons a good quarter of a mile away.
EVENINQ t SATURDAY COURSES Now forming for Design. The Sparrow Hawk does just that. That speedy heart-beat is a normal condition with birds. especially the very tipthey are never "Satisfied top. gradual-
ground that it appears beneath the eye level. He hovers above the basket.uU.. the needles do more than tickle! During the fall migration of loons the weaker and disabled frequently come ashore and hitch themselves across the beach and up to.the top
of a first line dune. white hair and
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ate in pouncing upon a target. It seemed he might be wondering what in the world he was talking about. I let the bird leave my hand at the front door and he did exactly as do so many crippled and iniured birds headed into a thic\ blue spruce to hide. frogs and so forth it holds so close to the
there a mere bird's length ahead of another of his kind that had swooped in for an unearned feed. At the height of the weird. the same as a body temperature of 105 to 115 degrees is common and customary. vireos and sparrows. Several years ago we had a total eclipse of the sun. Regents' Credits. Jays were mixed with robins. They usually
no time in descending and frequently gets
a person get near enough
to them to see their unusual feet before becoming too ner-
vous and complaining. If the tip-top is moving in the wind. The loons rest quietly all day and in the dusk take off by leaping directly into the air from the dune top a take-off without benefit of water. he flew against window panes until he knocked himself almost unconsc'ous.
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speed into a brake and sway back and forth as long as there is any pedulum-like response in the cane. Illustration. A neighbor hung out small pieces of ribbon and cloth one spring. gray light a Whippoorwill announced himself rather doubtfully and discreetly. 1680 BVay (52 St. The white pieces went immediately into the nests and sometimes colored pieces were never carried away. As the moon blotted out the light our chickens went up on their roosts. Watch a sea gull drop a clam on the sand or parkway to open it.) N. [JLJ r»AfNING HCIte PAYS LIFi DIVIDENDS |X^^ Summer. There is only one way for a bird to settle into such a basket and that h to drop right in. AMityville 4-0033
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4lil advanced students. TTie whole affair seemed the rallying of aerial forces against a common enemy. The tracks in the sand look as tho made by a giant zipper. Clothing Construct ion and
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with the motion. white feathers. warblers and a tanager all yelling like crazy.d set up an unearthly clatter and commotion.RIOR DECOR. Their attentions seemed directed under the grapevines. I picked him up and found his heart beating at a great rate. and DISPLAY
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art. wich a lower place. An easy vray to recognize a Marsh Hawk is by its habit of flying beneath the horizon. The needles of the top shoot incline slightly to the sides leaving a sort of open basket around the leading bud. Sometimes one will yank the food out of another's mouth in midair. Fall aod Winter Courses
Professional methods day or eve. Whenever he misses his aim. Y. A Junco came into the house last winter.
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Southold. David Van Scoy and Ira Corwin. George Miller Tuthill. served
some twenty years as Surrogate of Suffolk County. Tuthill. his parents moved to Greenport where the Captain established a shipyard at the foot of Tuthill street. mari-
ner and shipbuilder. who
Tuthill. which he later sold to Hiram Bishop. Ct. Lieutenant Governor and Congressman. the daughter of Nathaniel
and Martha Miller of Miller
had been elected Assemblyman from the 9th Ward.
In the fall of 1850 when Southold belatedly celebrated its bicentennial. had served Southold as postmaster. Glarence
constant prodding. Rev. Their sister Sarah. librarian and carpenter. unmusical singer and to poke him in the ribs each time he emitted a discord. Drs. while employed on the
the New Enquirer. Among the toasts proposed at the celebration was one to "the medical faculty" of the community which included besides young Tuthill. and Dr.
In 1851 the young physician was nominated for Member of Assembly by the Whigs.. Horton.
taught vocal classes in the Presbyterian lecture hall. was "black and blue from hip to
Henry Tuthill. Franklin's brother Ellsworth became a fish factory owner at the east
end. Tuthill. known as the Prayer Room. who died prior to the marriage of his daughter.
Continued on page 137
fourteen. Silas Horton of Hog Neck. only that he is a Whig. Raymond. Dr. The same year he began practising at Southold and two years later married Emma Harriet Horton. Lewis)
. Tuthill succeeded his late father-in-law as postmaster. at which the local
that "We can say nothing against our friend. In the latter capacity in 1836 he had built a parsonage for the Old First Church. 1851. inform our Whig readers whether he belongs to the Seward or Fillmore wing of his party".
Tuthill entered College at the age of
graduating four years later and in 1844 completing a medical course at the University of the City of New York. progenitor of the numerous Tuthills and Tuttles of Long Island.
Dr. now Central avenue.
Franklin was fifteen. Tutlocal
ceeded to the Assembly seat of his wife's uncle. The singing on the program
top-rib". It was the Professor who requested the young Doctor to stand beside one elderly.JULY
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jouthold's IJersatile T^hysician
packed the short fortythree-year life of Franklin
Tuthill. and Clarissa. He was bom at Wading River in
1822. According to Edward G. Tuthill's close friend. the Doctor. daughter of Salter Storrs Horton and Harriet Case Horton. and called by the younger set of that day the Eel Pot because of its suggestive contour. the old gentleman. among the sponsors of the occasion were the local minister. Raymond was its first editor as well as part-
Later he became Speaker o-f the Assembly. Horton. But
elected and suc-
led by Dr. and became an accomplished artist. At Albany the Doctor became intimately associated with Henry J. taught school at Southold and at Farmington. Seth H. Holyoke.
pencil sketch by Cyril
A. George F. the second son of Captain Nathaniel Tuthill. Prof. a graduate of Mt. as a result of Dr. Wiswell.
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18. David Philander Horton. Another brother.
owner. Huntting. We cannot. Manhattan. however. became a prominent clergyman in Chicago and still anc-ther brother. a budding music teacher destined to gain renown in that field.
jobber. World Champions Lady Suffolk of Smithtown and Rarus of Southold town were also descended from
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his triumphs the boast.
Captain John Van Brunt the militia."
read the Declaration of Independence.
forth in all its glory." "General Washington his virtues the salvation."
rulers of every grade ^-especially those who serve their country for their country's good. fun for all boys. the oration
was delivered by John Woodhull. but I think an old paper of toasts for a Fourth of July celebration would give some idea of what the toasts of that time
were like. lig and
starting with the joyful pealing of Caroline Church
at sunrise. and how Uncle Sam had kindly loaned it to his loyal people. his principles the guide. may it never be forgotten. Two casks of cannon powder were provided and the noise was such that a poet. Captain
James Smith. his name the watchword of his country. alas. They certainly were frank in giving their
"The day We celebrate
Greene (From sketch by William
there. and John R.
c/LMJ-^. freedom at home and respect abroad remind us of their
their smiles light us to virtue in time of peace. and acts of bravery in war.
Qlorious 'fourth in
have been a day of wild excitement at Setauket'."
Society—may the plowshare of public inquiry and the harrow of independent censure keep grubworms of faction from the roots of our Liberty
the youngest but most favored child of Neptune: the blaze of its stars shone conspicuous while the cross of Albion and the crescent of Algiers sunk beneath the waves.
At 10 A.
came the grand gathering ou
Meeting He-use Green. William Jayne and my great-grandfather Thomas Strong.
As the people of Setauket heard the Declaration of InContinued on page 138
Whose each discharge the ground made shake And echoes boom o'er vale
lake. The committee of three to plan the toasts to be drunk that day consisted of Captain James Smith."
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little. some years later wrote:
and many worse men. had seen that the brass cannon was rolled onto the Green from the gun-ho." "Governor State of Connecticut his friends and foes both know many better
friend but a relentless foe." "The President of the United States fallible from necessity virtuous frOxH choice.
The water dance
to crack in church
it delivered us from British taxation.M. and small boys loved to hear how it had been captured in mighty battle o-n the Heights of Abraham. Zachariah
pride and glory
"The American Fair
years later it was borrowed by some south side village and never heard of more. I have no account of those toasts. Captain Lewis Davis." "The departed heroes of America although no statues of trap or marble remind us of their forms." "The union of the Statesmay it never be severed while the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls a wave. Captain
and Captain George
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That was a Rayncr house
fine picture of the at Westhampton on cover and an interesting
N. bears the following
"1883. Wiggins. photographed back in the 1890's by Marshall Woodman.
by the venerable owner. Y. N. Wells of
Upper Montclair.: "I know that Chatham Crrwin was bom in
War. The monument. Rayncr. Wiggins is also a Greenport name and I would expect that ihe
monument is in a cemetery there. counselor
at law. of Huntington: "It is my thought that the photo is of the
Civil War memorial on Broad street in Greenport.
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Writes Hilary Corwin.
Writes Mrs.. late of Amityville.
now tom down.
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E. Chatham Cotwln was the youngest
of the ten children of Mathias and
Mary Corwin and my husband's mother was one of his sisters.
offered his carriage but Sir Wilham Erskine ordered him carried on a litter. Jacob Ogden and Daniel Minema of Jamaica came to the tavern to dress WoodhuU's wounds. Robinson managed
get his family safely within the American lines at Woodbury. He ran through the hall to the back door. Ogden was
skilled and might have saved the patient. for sleep tonight. Later he was removed to the home of Nicassius DeSille and placed on a cot beside one of its spacious fireplaces. Col. about three weeks after his capture. Drs. was prepared for burial
him down. Dr. Woodhull to the inn of Increase Carpenter at East
Some time during the night he was removed to the stone church which stood in the middle of the road at the head
and which was used as a prison by the British. General Woodhull was first taken to the Dutch Church at New Utrecht and from there placed aboard a filthy cattle transport in Gravesend Bay. Robinson spent the night of August 27. visited the sorely wounded man and re-
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tained his hat for as a cherished
memento. she assured him to "have no anxiety on that
score. Mayor of New York City from 1766 to 1776. a sister of the Signer William Floyd.JULY
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a broadsword. and enjoyed the confidence of all who knew him as a man of integrity and a
When Woodhull told Robert Hinchman's wife that he
dreaded being left alone that night. There is considerable confusion as to what followed.. The General
up his haTid to cover his head and received several blows
The inn of Increase Carpenwas built like most Dutch
loyahst and resident o f Jamaica. Robinson's wife. a prominent
Hall. Woodhull offered his sword in token of surrender an officer struck
Woodhull's Church at South Haven
She remained with him until he died on September 20. and the next day he mounted his horse and accompanied Gen. 1776 at the home of Mrs.
1815. and they were at the front door before he realized his peril. and at the end of the war in 1783 he returned to Jamaica. On the morning of August 20th he was taken to Gravesend. The wounded man was picked up. minus the wounded arm whose amputation had failed to save him. all
daughters. Col. Cebra.
inns of that period with a center hall leading from the front to the back door.
Hollis) He left this inn shortly before Gen. his wife's mother. who commanded the British troops finally restrained the officer. but their offer was refused and a British surgeon attended him.
Woodhull was captured. failed to hear the hoofbeats of approaching cavalry. where he became Surrogate of Queens County in 1787 holding that office until his death on Sept. 1776. Conn. De Lancey. mounted behind a trooper. by whom he had five children. a sister of Col. tied to the enclosure fence.
Indies in 1742. which opered on an enclosure. His body. It is said that Capt. 17. seated in one of the rooms during a heavy thunder storm. in Jamaica. General. Woodhull. but when Gen."
1760 and mar-
ried the daughter of James Cebra of Jamaica. fumbled with the heavy wooden lock. Miss Cebra. Whitehead Hicks. It was from here that he sent word to his wife Ruth. When the Revolutionary War began he was made colonel of a regiment of Provincial Militia under the command of Gen.
Joseph Robinson was
of good education and manners. and taken to the Jamaica tavern of Robert Hinchman who had himself been wounded by British troopers taking him for General Woodhull. L. General Woodhull.
. nearly severing his arm. and v/ith the troopers at his heels reached his horse.. to bring him what money and provisions she could spare which he had her distribute
Ruth Woodhull survived her husband 29 years. after which. Y.
loyal British subject
Major Andre. famous as a patriot meeting place long before the General sought refuge there.
Place. ships and men for more than 200 years. but did not know
With 20 Line Drawings
our Indians looked and lived. briefly told. The place was about four miles from my childhood summer home in Pearl River and we had one of the chunks of granite as a souvenir under a whatnot in our parlor. was still standing well into the 20th century. sister of Majcr Benjamin Tallmadge. but interment
among them a cannon mounted on a granite base and suitably inscribed which stands in a schoolyard at 192d street north of Jamaica Avenue. married David Osborn of New
Haven and became my great-greatgrandmother. 1886 the granite
site of his
items about him appear in About the year
of the General's slaves. It was a favorite stonping place for farmers an
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it was the scene of Gen. it was driven the
seventy miles to his home at Mastic. who had charge of Major Andre during his imprisonment. his employer.
A resident of Islip later reported having seen the mournful procession pass his home. \ \ model/
In Stock: Batteries for
The history of whalinsf by L. Coles
markets. I. There are several memorials
More About Major Andre
fate. N. Showing the beginof ning. A State marker is on Jamaica Avenue at 196th Street. dying in
The names and
tion of their chieftaincies.
print frequently. The news from Tappan spread around the countryside and many people within horse and buggy distance went to see the wreckage. accompanied by the sorrowing. arriving there on the
was accompanied by several
quies. until after it was demoUshed.
in and let us demonstrate the
/ -^. On the Union Hall street corner of The Bank of Manhattan Building in Jamaica is a bronze plaque indicating the site of the old stone church and its use as a prison by the British during the Revolution.
Tallmadge. Babylon 927
Postpaid $1. It is an accepted tradition that Ruth herself drove the team of mules which drew the farm-wagon bearing her husband's hallowed remains. The writer's father as late as 1876 built the coffin Tangier the of one for Stoith's. Mary rncidentally. and 1640's the between the industry
trated. laid the body therein and dug and
execution was blown to pieces by an explosion set off by persons of warped mentality. near St.
who met such an ignominious
at HoUis in the vicinity of the site of the famous old inn. General Wo-odhuU's grave v^as marked by a rude fieldstone until 1820 when his descendants erected the white marble headstone that now marks his last resting place.widow.
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by the British.
contribution to our civilizatoin
and many other interesting
U & Mt OiK
Send $1 to Robert R. Gabriel's Church stands on the south side of Woodhull Avenue. We have no record of the obse-
was no doubt in accordance with local custom. the peak and the decline and finish illusWell 1870's. The writer saw it many times. the rise.
The inn of Increase Carpenter. Amityville
Deer Park Ave. Gabriel's Church. Coles. WoodhuU's capture. and the Woodhull Day School of St.
" who writes as follows:
As yoangsters we once removed all the eggs from a
Please thank Mrs. The story is told of an experiment to find how much birds respond to the magnetic north and south lines. Phone BA 7-7 00
Tuesdays. I always thought Fanny was a person."
Perhaps some reader
nize the tree and. Clarence W. Thursdays.
lost interest and did look in the nest again but
if so. Birds seems to have unlimited
to provide eggs.
Arts. England. manager of Hicks Nursery.
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Suffolk 6. Mr. morning five cf the seven were back at their nests in Bremen. The report records the bird was bewildered and bafflei but maintained uninterrupted production. Seven
were caught in Bremen.
"At least eight good tree men examined the photograph and all
agree that it is quite definitely a Chestnut (Cast. To a bird there is something most attractive about white. shown here was taken durieg the 1890's by the late Marshall Woodman of Amityville somewhere on Long Island.
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Saturdays and Sundays
2 to 5 P.
except one. and author of "The Trees of Long Island.
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M. and immediately flown by plane to London. president of the L. Arnold Rattray for telling us (in the May number) where Fanny Bartlett
was and when.
Society at Orient.
the tree but because of the many red cedars in the background we feel it may have stood in the Huntington to Wading River area. We consulted George H.4th
July 1 to October 31
Main Bay Shore Av.
sorry Mr. Costich.L Horticultural Society. Germany. Mathews Islip Terrace
Grew on Long
Island (from an old
photo b/ Marshall A. Crafts. L." Could it be the
normal. Figure that out!
We call such bird behaviorism "antics. The classic account of such procedure credits a mo:her bird with laying 73 eggs in 71
days as day after day an egg was removed to leave only one
the nest. Westbury. states that he personally knew of a Chestnut as big as this one near Wyandanch. there were four baby robins. A spot of red paint was daubed on each bird when released from the
The next in London. Peters.
Trebor. a very appropriate (Mrs. Spode.. Smithtown Branch
. She had to wear. these identical twins wear identical suits.R. Valley Stream.. black dress sandals with a gray wool suit and carry a luggage tan shoulder-strap bag. and
if she dressed m the dark and never took a peek in the mirror. Answer: The
Y. were named for the ship? A. successful here.
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BAY SHORE Main St.B. Good sport Jean played the part of the girl who buys nothing to match anything else she has. blouse. because she didn't use good sense or good taste in shopping. which remained active for some 30 years.
WOODHAVEN 21. Howit is ever. lapel and the way pin and gloves the clothes were worn. Babylon
August Belmont Sr.
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When and where
occur from which were salvaged rose bushes that. an overall theme is not money that makes the difference. Guest speakers lecture and demonstrate to show the students what. including
French ship Louis Philippe." In the photograph. Lenox
IN STERLING Gorham Towie IN GLASS Duncan Tiffin Fostoria
1801 J^ouse FINE FURNITURE
173 West Merrick Road. but a
As illustrated life.
I see that the New Historical Association. in 1864 founded the countir's leading horse breeding and training farm at North Babylon.
the posture students at
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Twins Dramatize Right and Wrong in Fashion
The Fashion Clinic at the Traphagen School of Fashion found a wonderful opportunity to dramatize the roles of good taste and good grooming in creating not only an attractive appearance .000
Minton Bone. N. East Hampton
Three weeks before his death.
marking the last resting place of Franklin Tuthill.
Tuthill served as
with their only daughter who had married William Redin
Speaker. Tuthill assumed charge of the Bulletin and later became its
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As Assemblyman. In 1857 the Doctor was again elected to the Assembly. In 1864 Dr." wrote Prof. He also in demand as a public speaker on educational
. at the Old First Church there. Here she spent her final years. sharing the home with her younger sister Jerusha. this time from the 7th District of Kings
some time in southern Europe which he visited in Brooklyn where he died Augafter
son never labored and dwelt
Raymond and The
suburban and rural areas
offer ideal living
conditions. The latter. Tuthill's mother. author
several years. had located during the Gold Rush. perished in the burning of the steamer Golden Gate in San Francisco Bay on July 27th
of that year. in the words of Prof.
Broadway and Avon Place
Insurance Corp. and upon completion 01 his term took up residence in New York City. with Rev. ill health compelled him to relinquish these activities.
Inc. Horton later returned to Southold and there served as postmaster and town clerk as had his father and Dr. subsequently locating on Franklin Street. lived to be 92. Among the things he advocated was the registration
statistics. and added: "A brighter. journalist.Decca
in all the
subject which he issued. In the Southold cemetery stands a modest granite shaft
law. the preface to which he completed just prior to his death. "His life. Horton in 1890. physician.
In 1859 he and his family journeyed to California where his brother .
T5anb of amitptJille
Independent Textile Dyeing Co. Mrs. Tuthill spent
an attorney-atIn 1889 Mrs. His widow
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from eastern Long Island who rounded Cape Horn enroute to the West Coast on the
located advantageously for light industry.
J. 1864 at the age of only forty-three. 'I'uthill finally accepted a position in the office of The
Times and remained
After several years. George Wiswell officiating. In Augustus Maverick's book of 1870. Tuthill returned to Southold and purchased the one time home of Joseph Hull Goldsmith. as a pamphlet on the
ust 27. but while residing in California he wrote a history of the state.. "might be studied with great profit by many youthful journalists of the present time". Recored and Boiled Out Electric Motors— Rewinding and Rebuilding
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Times" and that "the vein of humor and the uniform good sense" of the Doctor's
especially attracted attention. legislator. many friends "greeted him as one whom they loved and honored. the author
publisher. while visiting Southold.
9 to 3
Friday Evening. Horton once stated that the united efforts of Raymond and Tuthill "established The New York Times".law Salter Storrs Horton Jr.
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His remains were interred cemetery adjoining the church. In San Francisco Dr. 6:30 to 8:30
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the public.50. how their thoughts must have turned to the the tale their pastor.
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