Pulaski Democrat May 1908
Ansel W. Brown For Sheriff
Pulaski, New York
The fight for the Republican nomination for
sheriff is becoming still more
complicated. Each of the half dozen candidates have some support but
apparently no one
candidate has pronounced a lead. This chaotic condition has induced
Ansel W. Brown, to enter the contest. He and his friends believe that,
in view of the all
around fight his chances are as good as any other candidate. If locality
and a large
Republican vote count for anything, he should be nominated.
Mr. Brown was born and brought up in this
town, educated at Pulaski Academy and
has always resided here. He is thirty-nine years of age, has never
held any office other
than that of Deputy Collector of Port, at Port Ontario. He has always
been active in
Republican politics and would make a splendid official, as he is a
well trained business
man who commands the respect and confidence of all who know him.
Mr. Brown announced his candidacy on Wednesday,
last. Frank W. White has also
announced that he is a candidate for sheriff. He has been Deputy
sheriff here for the last
six years. Mr. Brown's friends say that Mr. White has become a candidate
for the purpose
of preventing Mr. Brown's nomination so that he can continue to keep
the Pulaski jail,
that he thinks six years is not long enough. Mr. White denies this,
however, and is making
an active canvas for delegates. He feels that his conduct in the office
of deputy and keeper
of the Pulaski jail entitles him to the nomination. In his canvas,
it is said that he is being
ably assisted by his father-in-law, George H. Edick, and others who
are leaving no stones
unturned to control the town for Mr. White.
Pulaski Democrat - December 9, 1914
Pulaski, New York
Mr. Brown a Candidate - Pulaski Man Seeks Appointment as Automobile
The position of Ansel W. Brown for a position
as automobile inspector in the
Automobile Bureau of the Secretary of State's Office has been signed
by practically all
the Republican County Committeemen. Mr. Brown is a Committeeman from
the Town of
Richland and has been active in party affairs for several years. He
is thoroughly equipped
for the position of inspector having a wide knowledge of automobiles
and their operation.
The post pays $1200 per year and expenses and the appointment is made
by Secretary of
State F. M. Hugo, to whom the petition is addressed.
Pulaski Democrat June 16, 1915
Brown Appointed Inspector
Pulaski, New York
Mr. A. W. Brown of this village has been appointed
Inspector of the Automobile
Bureau at Albany. He will have the northern territory to inspect and
his duties will
include the lookout for violations of the Automobile State Law, such
as the illegal use of
car plates, doing pay work without license, using cars without proper
lights and many
other such violations, as are liable to be indulged in. Mr. Brown says
it would surprise
any one to know how small people will be in the effort to evade the
Pulaski Democrat - October 26, 1921
Ansel W. Brown Gets Good Job
Pulaski, New York
Albany, Oct. 21 - Ansel W. Brown of Pulaski,
has been selected as the person who
will be in charge of the Albany office of the New York State Motion
Commission. Under this law, this office will become the headquarters
of the commission.
Mr. Brown will begin his duties Nov. 1. It is understood that he will
draw a salary in the
neighborhood of $3,000 a year. His offices will be located on the second
floor of the State
Capitol. But for the first month or so, at least, Mr. Brown will be
on the road the greater
part of the time, inspecting the motion picture theaters, probably
in northern New York,
in seeing that they comply with the law in so far as showing any films
that have been
given a permit or a license by the commission.
Mr. Brown is well known about the State Capitol,
having been here in various
capacities for a number of sessions of the Legislature. At the present
time he has a
position. Mr. Brown was here today and it is understood that he will
resignation to the drafting commission at once.
There have been many applicants for the position.
It is understood that Mr. Brown was
named at the request of Thaddeus Sweet of Phoenix, former speaker of
the Assembly and
a warm friend for many years of Mr. Brown. At one time Mr. Brown served
as deputy to
Charles Taft, while the latter was sheriff of Oswego County.
Pulaski Democrat - February 2, 1910
Pulaski, New York
John N. Carlisle, of Watertown, who was appointed
a member of the Upstate Public
Service Commission by Governor Hughes on Thursday, went to Albany Monday
was sworn in Tuesday morning, immediately assumed the duties of the
The law firm of Carlisle & Carlisle is
dissolved by mutual consent, it being necessary
for Mr. Carlisle to discontinue the practice of law while a member
of the commission.
Not in 30 years has an appointment made by
a governor of this state been immediately
confirmed by the Senate. It is customary when the Senate receives an
appointment to refer
it to a committee and defer action for several days, a week, or sometimes
more. In the
case of Mr. Carlisle's appointment, immediately after it was read to
the Senate Thursday
morning, Senator Grandy spoke favorably and, on motion of Senator Cobb,
it was at once
Mr. Carlisle will retain his residence in
Watertown and plans on spending Saturdays
and Sundays at his home in that city.
Members of the Black River Valley Club are
planning on giving a dinner at the club in
the near future with Mr. Carlisle as the guest of honor.
Pulaski Democrat - December 5, 1917
Pulaski, New York
Burglars at J. N. Carlisle Home
Gold Bracelet and Watch Are Stolen - House is Ransacked
Watertown Times, Dec. 1: House burglars, who
are still in operation in this city,
visited the residence of Attorney John N. Carlisle at 334 Keyes Ave.
Wednesday or Thursday night. The extent of the theft is unknown as
yet, but it was said
that a gold bracelet belonging to Mrs. M. E. Shippie, a maid at the
Carlisle home, and a
wrist watch belonging to Mrs. Carlisle had been taken.
Not unlike many other house burglaries that
have taken place of late, the Carlisle home
was ransacked from top to bottom and drawers in every room were pulled
out and the
contents strewn about. The writing desk was also riffled and papers
were thrown about.
Some of Mr. Carlisle's clothing was strewn about the bedroom also.
No one was at home when the burglary occurred.
Mrs. Carlisle went to Pulaski,
Wednesday at 1:45 to spend Thanksgiving, while Mrs. Shippie went to
12:10 the same afternoon.
The theft was not discovered until Mrs. Shippie
and Mrs. Carlisle returned from
Friday evening. Cigarette stubs were found laying on a plate in the
kitchen. Mrs. Carlisle
notified the police this morning.
No doors were unlocked when the family returned
and it is believed that the thief
entered by use of a skeleton key, as usual, and locked the door when
Neighbors of the vicinity of Keyes Ave. say
they saw a stranger loitering about the
street early last evening. He is said to have entered the lane at the
residence of Justice
Edgar C. Emerson.
Another house burglary occurred on Keyes Ave.
about three weeks ago.
Pulaski Democrat - December 23, 1925
Letter From DeRidder, Louisiana - By Albert
We acknowledge the receipt of some Louisiana
oranges, sent the editor by Mr. Albert
M. Calkins, of DeRidder, Louisiana a few weeks ago. Mr. Calkins says
he is a native of Daysville, son of the late Porter Calkins who was son
of Albert Calkins and his mother was a Price. Mrs. Oliver Mowry, of Mexico,
mother of Mrs. Grant G. Edick, of this village, is Mr. Calkins' aunt. Mr.
Calkins says he lived near Mr. Hartwell Douglass at Daysville and was very
fond of him as a neighbor and friend. Mr. Calkins attended the Holmesville
North Mexico and Daysville churches.
He is interested in the temperance movement of the day.
He says he took a job on the "Ho Jack" (our
R. W. & O. R. R.) as it was called in other
days in 1896 and was night operator at Pulaski under William H. Austin,
agent. He says he went from here to Wyoming in 1897 with the U. P.
R. R. and worked
there until he went into the U. S. service, as telegraph operator and
again went back into
the R. R. service where he remained until five years ago when he went
groceries, etc. at DeRidder, Louisiana.
Pulaski Democrat - July 24, 1918
Pulaski, New York
Dr. Arthur Calkins, son of J. E. Calkins, has
enlisted in the rank of First Lieutenant in
the Medical Department and is at Camp Grant, Illinois.
Pulaski Democrat - December 25, 1918
Pulaski, New York
A Letter From Arthur A. Calkins, MD To Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. Calkins
Dear Father and Mother
France, Nov. 27, 1918
Will write a few lines tonight before I move.
Will leave Brest in the morning. Will
write as soon as am permanently located. See a great many wounded soldiers
This is Napoleon's old headquarters. Have been camping on the same
camp ground where
his soldiers camped. Today was in an old castle that was started by
the Romans 50 years
before Christ and was completed by Napoleon, shortly before his fall.
In the castle are
many underground chambers and cells where prisoners were killed and
Louis the XIV kept his prisoners; where an English princess was imprisoned
her escape and many other things of historical interest.
Hope to be home in a few months, probably
June. Well, I must close for now as I have
discovered that I must go out to Pontanazen camp and stay tonight in
order to get the men
ready to leave.
With love, A. A. Calkins
Pulaski Democrat - January 15, 1919
Jesse E. Calkins Hears From His Son
Pulaski, New York
Just a few extracts from a letter written to
J. E. Calkins from his son, First Lieutenant
Arthur Calkins, Army of occupation.
Le Haven, France December 18th
Will be here for some time yet. I don't think
you will get this before January 15th.
President Wilson is in Paris and all France
is wild with joy. To the French people,
Wilson is a regular God.
We have had no freezing weather yet, but it
rains every day and the cold is the kind
that goes clear to the bone. The grass is as green as in June and cabbage
beets, lettuce and
the like are in the gardens yet.
I see all types of soldiers from nearly every
land on Earth, from Australia, Scots,
British, Italians, Bulgarians, Turks and Canucks. Some of all kinds,
browns and reds all some that are blue. They trade fight and drink
and play together like a
bunch of school boys. Fights usually occur over who licked the Germans,
but when the
dust clears up I usually see a long lank Yank on top but the Australians
and Canadians are
game to the core. After the scrap they usually get together and talk
it over, trade watches
and knives; take a drink and go up the street arm in arm, singing Where
is Kaiser Bill.
Time passes and I must close. I send some
pictures that are true to life. There is some
beautiful scenery in France.
Pulaski Democrat - November 23, 1927
Former Altmar Boy Now Surgeon In Illinois
Pulaski, New York
Dr. Arthur A. Calkins Wins Distinction In His Profession
The following from the Sterling, Illinois
Daily Gazette of October 4th.
Dr. Calkins bears the distinction of
being the only Dr. in Carroll county to have a fellowship conferred upon
him by the American college of surgeons.
Dr. Calkins is the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse E. Calkins of Altmar. Dr. Calkins' mother is with her son in
Pulaski Democrat - March 1897
Mr. & Mrs. Asahel B. Calkins Wed 50 Years
Pulaski, New York
In Pulaski, March 7, 1847, at the M. E.
parsonage, by Rev. Aaron Adams, Mr. Asahel
B. Calkins to Miss Mary J. Moore, both of Richland.
The above was clipped from a Pulaski paper
printed fifty years ago. Andrew
Mathewson was then editor. The M. E. church then stood on the hill
where C. B.
Hibbard's house now stands. The parsonage is still standing where it
stood fifty years ago
with little or no repairs.
March 7th the above mentioned couple celebrated
their wedding anniversary of fifty
years at the residence of Fred Calkins, Daysville. There were present
father, mother, three
sons, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The children were
all present except
Mrs. A. Hollonbeck, who was absent on account of sickness.
Among the guests was S. D. Moore, of Pulaski,
brother of Mrs. Calkins, together with
other friends. The presents were useful and valuable. After a bountiful
repast a short time
was spent in reading papers and recitations, after which a general
good time was enjoyed
by all, especially by father and mother.
A. B. Calkins
M. J. Calkins
Pulaski Democrat - August 24, 1910
Shocking Auto Accident - Two Persons Killed
Pulaski, New York
It is a sad story we have to tell our readers
of one of the most distressing accidents we
have known in this vicinity. It comes close to many readers of the
Democrat as some of
the people suffering by the same are well known in this vicinity. Charles
of Rensselaer, son of the late Charles Calkins, was known in this vicinity
in his early life.
He had planned to come back into the neighborhood of his youth and
see old friends and
enjoy a vacation from his labors in the hot and noisy city. His friend
William S. Staats
had arranged to come with him and the trip was to be made in the later's
touring car. The
party was to consist of Mr. and Mrs. Calkins, Mr. and Mrs. Staats and
Mr. Calkins eight
year old son. They came on Thursday, the morning was fair but rain
set in and the roads
became very bad. They, however came well until they reached a place
and Williamstown when the car struck some soft ground, on a narrow
road and before Mr. Staats could stop it, it leaped over a steep bank,
turned over and
landed on its side, pinning Mrs. Calkins under the fender, killing
her instantly. Mr. Staats
was also badly injured but Mr. Calkins and the some went each way for
help and after
running a half mile Mr. Calkins fell from injuries and exhaustion.
Before he left the
scene, however, he digged with desperation to release his dear wife
from her awful
prison, but it was hopeless and not until tackle and rope were brought
could the car be
raised from her lifeless form.
While this awful experience was taking place
back there in that lonely place, with
merciless rain pouring down upon them, a table was spread and a cheerful
awaited them at the home of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lighthall,
village on the Richland road. The Lighthalls finally gave up the watch
and concluded that
they had stopped for the night, but their conclusion was interrupted
by the sad news of the
From the Utica Herald Despatch, Friday evening,
we clip the following: "The machine
though going slowly, rolled over when it left the road, and went down
and the occupants with the exception of Mrs. Calkins, were thrown out.
neck was caught under one of the fenders and the whole weight of the
car came upon her
with such force that her head was driven into the ground. Her neck
and jaw were broken
and death was instantaneous.
One of the children of the party went for
help to the home of Elihu Gifford who lives
about a half mile from the scene of the accident. From there Dr. Allison
was summoned and he went at once to the scene of the accident. The
body of Mrs.
Calkins was taken to the home of Mr. Gifford. Mr Staats was assisted
from the scene of
the accident. It was impossible from a preliminary examination, to
tell the exact extent or
forecast the outcome of his injuries.
Coroner Lehr of Rome was notified and arrived
this morning to make an investigation
in the case.
Concerning the victim of the unfortunate accident
the Albany Argus of Friday says:
Mrs. Calkins was about forty years of age. Before her marriage she
was Agnes Atkinson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Atkinson, of Number 11 Belmore place,
She was married 18 years ago to Charles W. Calkins. She had three children,
whom, Douglass, was in the accident with his mother. She was a member
of the First
Presbyterian church and was highly respected. She was an active worker
in the women's
organizations of the church, and the news of her death will cast a
gloom over a large
circle of friends and acquaintances. Her father, William Atkinson,
for many years has
been employed at the arsenal at Watervliet. She is also survived by
one sister, Mrs.
George VanAllen, of Rensselaer.
"Phillip S. Staats, brother of William S.
Staats, and George VanAllen, brother-in-law
of Mrs. Calkins, left at 1:15 o'clock this morning for the scene of
the accident. The
injured Mr. Staats is in the feed business on Second Ave. Rensselaer,
with his brother P.
Mr. Staats died, Friday, from internal injuries.
Pulaski Democrat - January 17, 1912
Calkins Vs. Town of Camden
The trial of the action of Charles W. Calkins,
as administrator of the estate of Agnes J.
Calkins, against the Town of Camden, to recover $25,000 damages, because
of the death
of Mrs. Calkins, in which the automobile accident, which happened on
the highway near
Westdale, on August 18th, 1910, was commenced in the Supreme Court
at the Court
House in Utica on Tuesday, January 2nd. The trial occupied the greater
part of three days
and there were a large number of witnesses subpoenaed from this town.
The case was
tried by Patrick C. Gugan and William A. Glenn of Albany, with Thomas
D. Watkins of
Utica, as counsel for the plaintiff, and by Albert T. Wilkinson of
Camden, with Hon. John
C. Davies, as counsel, for the defendant. The case went to the jury
at about 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday, and as they had not agreed upon a verdict when court adjourned,
locked up for the night and ordered to bring in a sealed verdict in
the morning. On Friday
morning the jury handed in a sealed verdict of $1500 in favor of the
This is a considered a very substantial victory
for the defendant in view of the fact that
the plaintiff sued to recover $25,000. A motion was made by defendant's
attorneys to set
aside the verdict and Justice De Angelia reserved his decision upon
that motion, which is
to be argued at some later date during the term. It is stated that
if the verdict is not set
aside the defendant will undoubtedly appeal to the Appellate Division,
upon the ground
that a non-suit should have been granted. There is another action against
the Town, also
for the sum of $25,000, to recover for the death of Mr. William S.
Staats, who owned and
drove the automobile. Camden Journal
Pulaski Democrat - August 1897
Pulaski, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse W. Calkins Celebrate Their Fiftieth Anniversary
Their Children and Grandchildren Gather From All Over The Union To Gladden
Hearts Of The Elderly Couple.
Few indeed are the loving pairs who can call
their children and friends about them to
rejoice in the completion of fifty years of wedded bliss, but fewer
still are those who, like
Jesse Welden Calkins and Lydia Gillespie, after so many years of united
journeying in the
pathway of life, can with so much of youthful spirit and the vigor
of middle life respond
to the greeting of the many who love and revere them.
On the 7th day of August, the children, grandchildren,
other relations and friends
gathered at the dear old homestead to celebrate the golden wedding
of Mr. and Mrs.
Calkins and the eightieth birthday of the groom.
The eldest daughter, Estella, whose husband,
L. L. Virgil, was so prominent in the
business and political circles of the county, has passed on to the
eternal home, but she is
represented by her children: Lamotte and Carlton, who hold responsible
positions in Buffalo and Mason City, Iowa; Gertrude, who is reflecting
credit upon her
family as she enters upon her senior year in the university of Syracuse;
Jessie, who has
just completed the course on Mexico Academy; and Leigh who is a member
The second daughter, Gertrude, wife of Rev.
Charles N. Severance, president of Maize
Seminary, Maize, Kansas, was present with her two daughters, Jean and
The third daughter, Jean, wife of G. P. Smith,
a wholesale grocer of Mason City, Iowa,
was present with her little daughter, Margaret.
From his responsible position as head of the
claims department of the New York
Vanderbilt lines, the oldest son, Robert L. Calkins, accompanied by
his wife, Frances
Graves and daughter Edith Graves, came to devote to the exercises of
that same care which has been rewarded by his well deserved promotion
in the outside
From North Adams, Mass., came the youngest
daughter, Flora, wife of Rev. W. L.
Tenney, pastor of the Congregational church in that city, with her
two children, Parker
Gillespie and William Lawrence , Jr.
From Los Angeles, California journied the
youngest son, Frederick Gillespie, a
prominent business man in our American Italy, and with him was his
Simpson and his bright, fond boy, Frederick Simpson.
Many are the interests of the children thus
gathered together from so many states, but
at this time all are united in cherishing one common purpose, and that
to do honor to the
father and mother whose love, sacrifice and care have alone made possible
success has been granted in life, to again gather under that beloved
roof tree, hallowed by
childhood's vivid memories and adorned with a beauty which no other
mansion of earth
can ever possess.
Our father and mother need no words of tribute.
Our father, like Oliver Wendell
Holmes, is not eighty years old, but "eight years young." God grant
that mind and heart
may long retain that vigor and goodness which make him today, as in
their childhood, the
trusted adviser and inspiring comrade of his children.
Our mother, in other years, has known the
burden of poor health, but now her form is
erect, her interest in all that is good in the present intense. God
grant that no cloud may
intervene to dim the radiance reflected about her as her sun of life
In such homes such as this one, established
in what was little more than a wilderness
fifty years ago, is the hope of our American life. The lessons taught
by these fifty years of
united life are of infinitely more worth than could be the wealth of
a Gould or a
Rockefeller with the consciousness that this wealth was gained by unworthy
Other fields may be more fertile than those
which stretch out about us, but no fields
were ever earned more honestly now have been cultivated with a more
abiding sense of
the deep, true dignity of labor. Other homes may be carpeted with richer
tapestries, but no
home has ever been beautified with a loftier ideal than that which
has filled the heart of
the wife and mother who for fifty years has been the mistress of this
The grandson of a revolutionary soldier, the
son of one of the heroic pioneers whom
Cooper has made immortal, our father has himself ever been a pioneer
and a hero. In his
early school days he developed phenomenal ability; his tastes were
for the law. He might
have become distinguished as a jurist. (And I say this after considerable
with educated members of the legal fraternity.) He chose to clear a
farm in the midst of an
unbroken forest because duty to him made clear the filial task of caring
for his aged
parents. And when at the last the victories of the true heros are shouted
forth by God's
clear voiced angel, I, for one, expect to hear but little of the triumphs
of war, and much of
such a victory over his natural inclination as made our father, over
fifty years ago, give up
the thought of the law office for the hard reality of the clearing.
He might have dwarfed his higher nature by
living the life of a slave, only eager to add
more acres to his possessions. He might have compelled his children
to live the cheerless
life of many an uncultured home where toil and gain fill every thought.
He chose to be
satisfied with but little. What others have invested in in land and
stock, he has given for
the education and higher life of his children. He would have been happier
to have at least
one of his children live with him and carry on his work on the old
farm, but he is happier
far to know that, widely separated as they are, his children, to the
best of their ability, are
true to the principals of honor, righteousness and justice, which he
has ever taught them
are to be esteemed as supreme.
I need not say to you that is speaking of
our father I am also declaring the truth about
our mother. In their purposes for their children, in their scorn of
mere pretense, in the
simplicity of their character, in their cherishing of higher ideals,
in the interest in all that
is best, in the higher moral and intellectual like of the day, these
two have been one.
That such a life has been lifted, that such
as influence has been shed abroad by this
home, dignifies, as nothing else can do, the life of toil and shatters
the brainless ideals of
the shoddy aristocracy who suppose that it is possible for them to
look down upon the
tillers of the soil.
If there is anything to commend in manly integrity,
if there is anything to admire in
womanly love and sacrifice, I ask you to uncover with me in the presence
true nobility, this honest yeoman and his wife and life high the glass
as we drink not only
to the future health of those whom we hold dear, but as we utter the
prayer that their
children and children's children, to the remotest generation, may not
prove to be unworthy
of the father and mother whose golden jubilee we celebrate.
W. L. Tenney
Pulaski Democrat - August 15, 1884
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Calkins Celebrate 66 Years of Marriage
Pulaski, New York
Russell Calkins was born in Vermont in 1798
and moved to Montreal at an early age
with his father, where they remained for two years. They moved to Coburg,
the north side
of the lake where they remained until the summer of 1812. The inhabitants
north shore of Lake Ontario were principally refugees from our Revolutionary
consequently were what were then called Tories.
A short time before the War of 1812 and while
differences were rising in the political
horizon between Britian and the United States, a proclamation was issued
by the Crown
for all the people in Canada. Take the oath of allegiance to the British
Crown or leave the
Soloman Calkins, father of Russell was a well
to do man in Coburg. He had a farm of
160 acres at a nominal rent made under a perpetual lease, a span of
horses, yoke of oxen,
several cows and other property on the farm. The Calkins, of which
there were Samuel,
Seth, Soloman, Asahel, a younger brother and a brother-in-law by the
name of Benedict.
Unwilling to take the oath of allegiance, they bought a small boat
and built another to
convey their belongings to America. Their personal property had become
valueless by reason of the uncertainty whether war would be declared
or not. Soloman
sold one horse for $30 and another horse for a good piece of cloth,
a yoke of cattle for
three barrels of flour and sheep with fleeces for $1.50 each. Their
flight was as it were
from a burning building. Their most valuable effects which could be
taken away were on
With an Indian as a pilot who had said he
had been to Oswego, they all and what they
could carry, five families, got in the boats and set out for their
destined port, Oswego, in
their frail and open boats. They started with fair prospects, but the
night before a fierce
storm arose and they were driven back to Canada near the Bay of Quinte.
There they first
learned war had been declared between the two governments.
The following day they started again and as
they came down by the islands, they saw a
British vessel. They put all hands to the oars, women and all, and
pulled for the American
shore. A gun was fired across their bow for them to stop. They pulled
on till three shots
were fired. At that instant another vessel hove in sight from the American
which came down to their relief. It proved to be an American revenuer
Captain kindly offered to take them to their port.
On their way, they stopped at Big Sandy, at
Salmon River and at Mexico Point where
they found several vacant homes, the owners of them having not long
before gone out on
the lake and had all been drowned. They were invited to go up to one
Robert's place to
help raise a barn. Help being scarce, they did so, then continues on
They went up the Oswego River and finally
landed at Whitesboro, where they
remained until 1815, when they all came to Richland and settled in
the south part of town.
They all bought 500 acres of land, which was divided among them. The
innumerable hosts of Calkins in this town are their descendants.
Russell remained with his father, clearing
up the farm until of age. He then hired out to
Colonel Rufus Price at $11 per month. Price then resided between Pulaski
Ontario on the south side of the river, on the farm where his son Isaac
Col. Price who had been an officer in the Revolutionary War had moved
to the town in
1807. He was a well to do man of great influence. His wife was a cousin
of the father of
General U. S. Grant.
Our young Russell Calkins, while working for
Col. Price, carried on a little conspiracy
with the Colonel's daughter, which resulted in the capture and carrying
away of the young
lady, who is now before you the mother of five boys and five girls,
all living and all
healthy. She and her husband are the ancestors of some 78 descendants,
living, and if she
lives till tomorrow, August 16, 1884, she will have lived with her
husband for 66 years,
their ages being 86 and 84 respectively.
Pulaski Democrat - December 18, 1929
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Tollerton Celebrate 50 Years
Pulaski, New York
The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. James H. Tollerton of Cortland,
formerly of this town.
On December 24th, 1879, James H. Tollerton
and Lida J. Calkins, were married at Prattham, New York, by the Rev. DeForest
They were residents of the town of Richland,
where Mr. Tollerton was a successful farmer, and he served as Superintendent
of Highways, or Highway Commissioner. Later they moved to Mexico and eight
years ago moved to Cortland, to be with their daughter, Miss Edith Tollerton.
Pulaski Democrat - June 11, 1902
Captain Ira Doane Reaches The Age Of 95 Years
Pulaski, New York
Captain Ira Doane was born on June 10, 1807,
in Litchfield, Herkimer Co., NY. His
father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted immediately
after the battle of
Bunker Hill and served through the war. He was a prisoner eighteen
months in a prison
ship in New York Harbor. The parents moved from Connecticut about 1798
eventually settled in Litchfield, Herkimer Co., NY Their children were
six sons and two
daughters, all of whom, except the subject of this sketch, are deceased.
The family moved
from Litchfield to the northern part of Orwell in May, 1821. The father
died January 9,
1831, and the mother in 1845, both in Pulaski.
Captain Ira Doane was married October 24,
1830 to Audra Vorce. Seven children
were born to them, only two of whom are living, Helon F., and Martha
A., wife of L. D.
Potter. A son Henry G. Doane was a member of the 35th Regiment N. Y.
Vol., and died
at Elmira, N. Y.
Mr. Doane's wife died in June 1853, and he
married to Julia Vorce, January 22, 1854,
a cousin to his first wife and a daughter of Col. William Vorce. The
early years of Captain
Doane's life were spent as a carpenter and joiner, and later as a merchant
in Pulaski, after
which he dealt in timber lands. He has been called to fill various
offices of public trust -
president of the village, jailor, collector and under sheriff and inspector
of customs in
New York City, may be mentioned among them. A life long democrat, Mr.
for General Jackson and for the democratic candidate at every presidential
His wife Julia died May 13, 1889. He married
on October 11, 1896 to Hester A.
Beeman, relict of the late James Beeman and daughter of the late Russel
Calkins and also a cousin of Mr. Doane's first and second wives. He
was 95 years old
yesterday, June 10, and is seen on our streets every day enjoying good
health and a clear