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1951 Young Johnny Shindler thought he would have a little fun yesterday forenoon by letting loose some loaded coal cars on the switch at Getman's factory, but an unexpected result followed. The cars started off, gathering force as they went down the heavy grade, and with a rush they jumped the track just above the blacksmith shop, tearing up and smashing things generally and scattering the coal in all directions. it is thought the damage will be $150 - This morning, after much effort, the care were got on the track again. Shindler, John (I1126)
1952 Zelora married Sarah Jane Muir the sibling of Isabel Muir. Family F1074
1953 [Antoine] learned the glass blower's trade when seventeen. In 1880 he came to Massachusetts and two years later to Cleveland, where he has since been engaged in the glass works as blower. Humez, Antoine Charles (I2542)
1954 [Asa] played an active role in the implementation of the Greco-Turkish Agreement on the Restitution of Interned Civilians and the Exchange of Prisoners of War, singed in Lausanne on January 30, 1923. Jennings, Asa Kent (I1407)
1955 [Charles] assumed management of the Union Glass Company in 1853. Kathern, Charles (I598)
1956 [Charles] helped found the North Shore Ambulance Service and worked for Hospital North, a dream that may still come true.  Tufts, Charles Leonard (I1664)
1957 [Charles] helped modernize the Cleveland Fire Company and for over twenty years served as a member and Fire Chief. Tufts, Charles Leonard (I1664)
1958 [Charles] worked for the schools, served faithfully VFW 7325 and American Legion Post 858. He fought for his country in war and peace and was a life member in the Disabled Veterans Organization. Tufts, Charles Leonard (I1664)
1959 [Clarence] owned and operated Bitz Funeral Home for more than 35 years. Bitz, Clarence F. (I1532)
1960 [Clarence] worked at Oneida, Ltd. for more than 30 years.  Bitz, Clarence F. (I1532)
1961 [Clinton Drum] was also a station agent for both Cleveland and Jewell for the Ontario and Western Railroad [and sometimes as ticket agent in Oswego] in the days when the O&W ran three round trips a day between Norwich and Oswego. He retired from the railroad in 1938. Drum, Clinton H. (I1179)
1962 [Cyrus] kept the famous Marble House for over forty years, making it one of the most widely known and popular hostelries in the state. Marble, Cyrus (I253)
1963 [David] spent much of his early life here where he learned the trade of cabinet-making ... For some years he conducted a business in Camden, N.Y., and during his long career most successfully and satisfactorily filled the offices of chief designer and superintendent in a number of prominent wood-working institutions in Detroit, Toledo and other cities.

David first came to Camden along in the '60s and engaged in undertaking, manufacturing furniture and caskets. His place of business was a three story building which stood on or near the present site of Craig & Clark wagon factory. Here he continued until the business was destroyed by fire, in which he was a heavy loser. He then left town.

Mr. Marble returned to Camden something over twenty years ago and engaged in the manufacturing business with Byron A. Phelps, now of Boston. Their place of business was in the Phelps plant at the foot of Main Street. 
Marble, David (I1600)
1964 [David] was a foreman at Hart-Cross Corp. in Utica, where he had worked for 25 years. Desjardins, Wilfred David (I4061)
1965 [David] was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted May 1, 1861, at Rome, NY, in Co. G, 14th Regiment, N.Y. Vol. Infantry, serving his full term of two years and being promoted to corporal. He took part in the Seize of Yorktown, battles of Hanover Court House, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Fredericksburg, Chanccellorville and Malvern Hill, in the latter battle being wounded. He was honorably discharged and mustered out of service, May 27, 1863. Marble, David (I1600)
1966 [Dillon] was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian church in 1844. Williams, Rev. Dillon (I293)
1967 [Doris] became organist at the church when her predecessor became ill and had to give up the job after 40 years. Someone had to play the organ, so Doris made a stab at it and, meanwhile, took a six-month course at St. Paul's Church, Oswego. Now she handles the job very well. Fitzpatrick, Doris (I3724)
1968 [Dorothy] taught youth ceramics classes in Cleveland. Kessler, Dorothy J. (I2571)
1969 [Edward] Tasker is negotiating for the purchase of the building where Houser has his shop. Tasker, Edward (I367)
1970 [Edward] Tasker is negotiating for the purchase of the building where Houser has his shop. Houser, John (I504)
1971 [Edward] was a Navy veteran of World War I and also served with the Marines in the West Indies. Whitham, Edward Joseph (I3846)
1972 [Elizabeth] was an active worker in the societies of St. Mary's Church in Cleveland for nearly a life time. Senecal, Elizabeth (I1553)
1973 [Eugene] was also the poormaster for the township of Constantia, which included Cleveland. In 1938 there was no welfare system, no Medicare, no Medicaid. But since there were many poor families in the area, we had instead a local poormaster. Dawley, Eugene (I2111)
1974 [Father Birmingham] was appointed assistant priest to Father Beacham of Rome, in January 1873, where he remained until November 1875. Birmingham, Rev. Patrick Joseph (I339)
1975 [Father Birmingham] was ordained in Maynooth Seminary, at the Pentecost ordination of 1872. He assisted Father Daly for a couple of months towards the end of that same year. Birmingham, Rev. Patrick Joseph (I339)
1976 [Florence] had been a clerk at Dey Bros. and E.W. Edwards department stores. Dunnigan, Florence Gazelle (I2722)
1977 [Frances] had always lived in [the Cleveland] vicinity but for the past few winters had been with her daughter, Mrs. Vern Watkins in Rochester. Cleveland, Frances Mary (I1668)
1978 [Frances] was born when her parents lived in the house now the residence of Charles A. Garlick on the Maple Flats road. Cleveland, Frances Mary (I1668)
1979 [Franklin] has had much experience as a hotel man and has conducted Lake Beach Hotel at Sylvan Beach, N.Y., for the past thirteen years. Stevens, Franklin (I308)
1980 [Franklin] was a representative to the Austrian government in the United States for many years, and was a personal friend of the Emperor Frans Joseph of Austria and received from him two of the highest honors in the gift of Austria, the Order of the Cross of Malta and the Order of Frans Joseph.

Dr. Kaufmann was Austrian consul in Central New York from 1890 until the World War, although he was a United States citizen. 
Kaufmann, Dr. Franklin J. (I2022)
1981 [Garritt] engaged in business in the town of Cleveland as a furniture dealer and undertaker. Audas, Garritt (I516)
1982 [Gasper and Louise Schmidt] lived on the corner of North and Kathern in the mid to late 1890s. Schmidt, Gasper (I1369)
1983 [Gasper and Louise Schmidt] lived on the corner of North and Kathern in the mide to late 1890s. Best, Louise (I1089)
1984 [George] removed to Camden, learned the trade of harnessmaking, and in 1853 located in Cleveland. Harding, George (I450)
1985 [George] worked at farming in early life. In 1849 he learned the trade as window glass flattener. In 1863 he came to the
United States, landed in Philadelphia, and engaged in the glass works as flattener at Winslow, N. J. From there he went to Boston and various places, where he followed his trade. In 1887 he came to Cleveland and nine months later removed to Bernhard's Bay, where he has since resided, employed most of the time in the glass works of this place. He has from all his former employers letters of the highest recommendation, characterizing his integrity and skill. 
Lydiatt, George (I2873)
1986 [Giles] served as supervisor in 1861, as collector, as one of the village trustees and as justice of the peace from 1864 until his death, April 26, 1878.  Lane, Giles Willlard (I733)
1987 [Gregory] was most recently employed as a truck driver for ABC Metal Roofing and previously worked for TMC Transportation. Gorski, Gregory P. (I4082)
1988 [Helena] was an avid reader and worked at the Constantia Library. Her birthday and anniversary card ministry to family and friends touched numerous lives each year. Manley, Helena A. (I2681)
1989 [Henry] enlisted August 25th, 1862 to serve three years as a private in Company H of the 110th Regt. New York volunteers at Oswego, N.Y., under Col. D.C. Littlejohn. He fought in many battles of the Civil War and was mustered out in Syracuse, N.Y. Sept. 8th, 1865, three years and six days after being mustered in. Griesmeyer, Henry Sr. (I122)
1990 [Herold and Emma] also had a little girl that died shortly after birth. Esther said she was allowed to name the baby, whom she did, naming her Meryl. Morse, Meryl (I1451)
1991 [Isaac was] a member of Cleveland M.E. Church, and very active in choir work here, being leader for several years. He was thoroughly liked and respected by everyone with whom he came in contact. Nickerson, Isaac T. (I1551)
1992 [Ivanore and Marion] operated a Stacy Basin farm until 1957 when they retired and moved near Unadilla Forks. Dillmann, Marion E. (I4072)
1993 [James H. Beebe] began life as a boatman at sixteen, and in 1866 he purchased a boat which he ran twelve years. Beebe, James H. (I763)
1994 [James] is a veteran of the World War. In July 1918 he enlisted in the United States Army and entered the ordinance department. He saw considerable service with his company in France.  Irish, James A. (I2509)
1995 [James] trained to build airfields and was assigned to the 803rd Engineers Battalion. He arrived in the Philippines in October 1941. The next April, Americans surrendered the islands to the Japanese. Records found by Jack Cottet say Jim Beebe was captured by the Japanese on April 9, 1942. On April 15, he was listed as ?missing in action.? Beebe, James H. (I2371)
1996 [Janette] was very much interested in the history of Cleveland and Central New York, recording and collecting articles and artifacts from the surrounding area. She was a member of various historical societies and was an amazing source of information, drawing from her extensive memory of past events. Dunnigan, Janette Virginia (I2351)
1997 [Jean Claude Schmidt and Jeanette Rang Schmidt] came from Rive de Gier, France. Family F349
1998 [Jennings] traveled by train across middle Europe to Czechoslovakia, where he continued to minister to demobilizing soldiers with the Y's mix of books, Bible passages, hot coffee, films and sports including the new game of basketball. Jennings, Asa Kent (I1407)
1999 [John] lived in Syracuse for 25 years. Bernhard, John Audas (I2181)
2000 [John] remained in Dr. Mores's family about three years, and was sent by him to Mr. Evart's Seminary, and to the Foreign Mission School, at Cornwall, Conn. While residing with Dr. Morse, he became a member of his church, and was engaged with his friend and class-mate, Rev. John Todd, D.D. of Pittsfield, Mass., in establishing Sabbath Schools in the neighboring towns. Taintor, Rev. John L. (I1480)

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