Marcellus Memories : 50 years ago - 1961

—   “Memories of Marcellus” by Frank Griffing continue…the men who I have known who built the village of Marcellus are Edward Moir, father of John. He came to Marcellus from Canada to operate the lower woolen mill. Later he bought the upper mill from Moses.Will Gallup built the home where Lester Norris lived and had his funeral home on North Street. Will was a lawyer here. There is a lot that I can write about him later. Edmund Reed, farmer, and more about him later on. Charles Dillon was a railway mail clerk and a village Trustee when the water was piped from Rockwell Springs. Charles Brown was a village Trustee at the same time. Charles was a grain thresher with E. J. Newton. John Grimes was the shoemaker here for a great many years. John was a grand old man, always nice to all the children. Samuel Pilot was a blacksmith. He was the father of James Pilot. Samuel Hooper was a furniture dealer and undertaker with Henry Jones. Later Charlie Jones joined the undertaking business with his father. Fred Uttley came to Marcellus from Canada to work in the lower Crown Mills. Fred was Justice of the Peace and a member of the Town Board and in the undertaking business with Charley Jones. Samuel Dada lived where Mrs. Ray’s home is. He was a carpenter by trade. I will write more about him later on.  There are lots more men to tell you about in future issues.

 You should be in awe as you view the wonders of the earth. Accepting your responsibility to your community should cause you to respect your environment.

 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hettinger and son Chuck and Mr. Roy Thompson, Sr., spent the weekend at Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake. While there, they visited Jimmy who was camping with the scouts at Sabattis.

 Mr. and Mrs. Milan Hinman attended the Hinman Family Reunion at Selkirk State Park. There were 81 members present.

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