Frank A Gallt.

Dear old Greene County; embracing facts and figures. Portraits and sketches of leading men who will live in her history, those at the front to-day and others who made good in the past online

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DEAR OLD
GREENE COUNTY



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Facts and Figures, Portraits and Sketches,
OF LEADING

Men Will) Will Live in Her Hislory

Those at the Front To=Day
And Others Who Made Good in the Past



Catskill,N.Y
1915



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About a year ago the publisher of Dear Old Greene County
commenced gathering data and facts for the work which is now
upon the market for approval, and record. It has been a far
greater job than W(^ anticipated, and we have met with difficulties
all along the wav. A great mass of material has been at hand,
and from it we have selected what appealed to us as valuable. We
are under objjgatit^ns to many persons for valuable facts and en-
cnuragiMnent. W'c trust tliat the work will receive kind words
and that the outlay of time and money in the production of the
book will be in a measure repaid by the liberal patronage of the
citizens of Greene county, in whose in whose int'-'rest the work
has l)een done. The book ciulaiubv will form a tangible part of
the records thai will be (>bcrished and many valuable facts pre-
served in it otherwise nii^ht have l)een lost. Much has lieen re-
corded, but in our liiuiteil spac(> many interesting matters have
lieeii of neees-ity re~er\ed. ToGiurtof Appeals .fu-tice Kmory
.\. ('lias(\ Senator Bloodgivid, Mr-;. Wheeler Howard, .ludge Tall-
ma(lg lard of Supervisors, and particu-
larly to KImer Krieger of Pratt-ville, Photographers Paul R. Mor-
rison, 1^'red Clarke and I'^arle \'an Dyke, and to Frederick Nelson
Du Pois, Rnbert K. Story and others we have been greatly indebt-
ed for tacts and data. Pulili^liers F. 10. Craigie, Marry Hall, and
M. bMuard Silher^tein, our conteuiporaries, have added liberally
to the effort. We are indebted to them for many engravings from
their onic(\s, and Mr. Craigie in addition has compiled the lodge
matter covriug the Masonic order, as it appears in the several
towns, a very considerable^ work.

Once more our thank to all.

Finally praise us if you can. and spare the colder criticism.
We are most painfully aware of the shortcomings.



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Court of Ai^peals Justice Emor}- A. Chase

Catskill, N. Y.

See Sketch pages 141-5




Josiah C. Tallmadge

County Jvidge of Greene County

See Sketch pages 299-300.




H. Clay Ferris
Ashland, N. Y

Sketch page 284



Elmer Krieger. chmn.

Prattsville, N. Y.
Sketch page 287

Bd.Siippi'visoi's




Frank Nichols

Athens, N. Y.
Sketch page 289




John'E. Huyck

Durham, N. Y.
Sketch page 283



Floyd S. Jones
Cairo, N. Y.
Sketch page 286





Dayton B. Smith

Coxsackic, N. Y.
Sketch page 442



Wiliiam B, TownseMcl
Clerk
Coxsackie, N. Y.

Bd.Siipei'visors



J. Henrv Deane
Catskill, N. Y.

Sketch page 369




Lewis Hoose

Greenville, N. Y.
Sketch page 320



Frederick Goslee

Jewett, N. Y.
Sketch page 319



Oreerve County Board of 3upervi^sors





Earle W. Jenkins

Halcott, N. Y.
Sketch Page 287



Thomas SeifFerth, jr.
Hunter. N. Y
Sk ch pages 303-4




Dale S. Balwin,
New Baltimore
Sketch page 283



Dr. Sidnej^ L. Ford
Windham, N. Y.
Sketch page 285



Abram V. Roraback
Lexington, N. Y. Sketch page 388



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Louis DuBois and the Indians. See page 108.




Frederick Nehon Du Bois

Catskill, N. Y.

See Sketch on pages 106-113.



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Greene County Jail.




Elmore Mackey, Catskill, sheriff.
Sketch page 390




Col. Omar V. Sage, Catskill.
See Sketch page 320




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Wm. Joesbury, 50 Years a Fireman . JXewis Patrie, former Assemblyman.








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DEAR OLD GREENE COUNTY.








The Old Court House, Now the Masonic Temple.

TKe County ^uildin^^.

COURT HOUSE

The old court house was erected in 1813, and stands today
at the corner of Franklin and Bridge streets, Catskill, practically
the same as when it was built. It was enlarged during the 80's
and some alterations and improvements made in front of the
building. At present it is owned and occupied by Catskill Lodge,
F. & A. M., and a portion leased to the town of Catskill, for jus-
tice and town board purposes.

The new court house was erected in 1908-9, pursuant to a
resolution of the Greene County Board of Supervisors, the aggre-
gate cost bemg about $180,000. It is without doubt the finest

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county building in tlie state. It is built of Ohio sand stone and
fireproof. The interior is finished with tirazza and inlaid floors,
marble wainscoting, and hard natural woods. The Supreme court
chambers, court room, supervisors' rooms, and County Judge's
chambers are furnished with antique oak furnishings, and the
carpets in keeping with the other fittings. The county treasurer,
sheriff and election commissioners have excellent chambers. The
vaults for records are fireproof and very spacious.

The building is located at the corner of Main and Bridge
streets, and the surroundings are first class. On the lawn is a
grand fountain, the gift to the county of the late Senator William



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