Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Barber's Corners School #5

I spent some time at the Cayuga County Historian's Office recently and found some information about the Barber's Corners School teachers. Here are some names, and if you recognize any or have any stories to share, post a comment please!

Teachers here included:

Fannie Taylor, Susan Brown, Matilda Jacobs, Adolphus Searing, George Swayze, Fred Bowen, Frank Kent, William Otis, Mrs. Hoag, Oscar B. Swayze, Sarah Howland, Nelson Stevens, Mary Tompkins, Fanchia Groom, Augusta Phelps,Martha Bancroft, Lucy Anthony, Mrs. Carr and Miss Post.

School # 3 also saw George Swayze as a teacher; in fact it is where he began his teaching career, with as many as 40 pupils in that one-room schoolhouse at a time.


Roger A. Post said...

Sandie, here is an obit for Martha Husted Bancroft:

"MISS MARTHA H. BANCROFT, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES - Miss Martha Husted Bancroft, 82 years of age, well known teacher in the southern part of Cayuga County years ago, died Sunday night at the Auburn City Hospital. Her residence was in Auburn. Miss Bancroft was born in the Town of Scipio. She resided in Brockport for several years but the most of her life was spent in Scipioville and Auburn. She had been retired for several years. The deceased attended the Geneseo State Normal School and graduated from the Brockport Normal School in the Class of 1887. Miss Bancroft was a member of Hillar Star Chapter, No. 427, Order of the Eastern Star of the State of New York. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cornelia Morgan Whitten of Auburn; and two nieces, Mrs. Lyman Lyon of Aurora and Mrs. Edgar E. Schmidt of Morristown, Pa.; two nephews, William Bancroft of Scipioville and Lemu[el] Bancroft of Los [A]ngeles, Calif. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P. M. Wednesday at the Funeral Chapel of Lester E. Brew in Auburn, with Rev. Dr. Frank L. Gosnell, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church and Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Ever[gr]een Cemetery at Scipioville."
-- Thomas M. Tryniski (scan), Roger Post (transcriber), "BANCROFT, Martha Husted: Obituary," The Union Springs News, King Ferry, Genoa, Cayuga Co., NY, Friday, 29 December 1944 http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

Thank you, Roger! The Bancroft name is a well-known Scipio name. This is just another example fof the information an obituary can yield - relatives, place of birth, and so much more.