Volume 1, Issue 2
This page contains documents from the edition, in order to be able to see them more clearly by enlarging them on any device.
1880 US Census for Dunkirk
1880 US Census for Dunkirk, showing the Randall family. Uriah was a 58 year-old carpenter, and his daughter Nancy, known as Nan, was a 30 year-old seamstress.
1900 US Census for Pomfret
1900 US Census for Fredonia, showing the West family. Sol was a 53 year-old carpenter, and Nan was 49 at the time. It also lists their 4 children “at school.”
Back of West Family Portrait
Letter written by Betty Hatch (granddaughter of Sumner Van Arnam), describing what was written on the back of the West Family portrait
Sol West Purchases Academy Building
Newspaper article outlining Sol West's purchase of the Academy building, which was converted into the Village Hall and Opera House, where he worked and lived.
Baby Show Article
Newspaper article showing the County Fair where Sol West gave a $5 prize for the baby who cried the loudest.
Explosion In Village Hall
Newspaper article explaining the gas explosion in Village Hall, where Nan was injured, but not seriously.
Fredonia Opera House
Ship Passenger List
Wieland ship’s passenger list, showing Josef Weissner, opera singer and Louis, handler. See red arrow.
Ancestry.com record for Josef Weissner on the Wieland shows that they were berthed in Zwischendeck, which means “between decks” or steerage.