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Marcellus Memories : 50 years ago - 1961

—  “Memories of Marcellus” by Frank Griffing continued…Men whom I have known who made the Village of Marcellus were: William White and Joseph Matteson who had a hardware store on the south side of Main Street. White and Matteson had a tin shop up in back on the upper floor and also had a rag sorting house in back. They employed several women to sort rags. They had several tin carts on the road trading tin ware for rags and rubber. I remember some that drove peddling carts, some time two horses and some one horse. Some of their names were: Peter Wood, one named Eggleston, Samuel Nesbit and another named Rich. They would load their carts and go all over the western part of the county. William White had three sons, Harry, Fred and Howard. Harry and Fred went to New York City to work and Harry came home to Marcellus when he retired. Howard lived in Marcellus and worked in Syracuse. Joseph Matteson had one son who was a tin smith by trade. He made tin milk pails, tin cups, dippers of different sizes, tin tea kettles, steamers, milk pans, etc. As a small boy, I used to like to go in Watt’s shop and watch him make the tin ware. I’ll tell you more about Watson Matteson and his father Joseph in another issue.

 An Open House was planned on August 30th for Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Pepperman. The occasion being their 50th wedding anniversary. They have lived in the Marcellus area for their 50 years of wedded bliss. They are the parents of six children: Claire Pepperman of Camillus, Harold Pepperman of Rome, Lloyd Pepperman of Marcellus, Myron Pepperman of North Syracuse, Muriel Pepperman Lovett of FL and Lynn Pepperman of Westmoreland. They also have seventeen grandchildren.

 4-H members attending camp this summer were: Ann Luchsinger, Susan Magni, Russell Gooden, David Oliver, Fritz Herman, Karen Luchsinger, Barbara Fellows, Kathy and Judy Keppler.  A fun time was had by all.

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