Monday, September 17, 2012

Vermont--The Death of Bertha Bamford--Bill's Girl at Burr

[Note that the bearers at the funeral were Bill Wilson and Roger Perkins, son of  the Congregational Minister Sidney Perkins, with whom Ebby Thacher boarded while at Burr and Burton Academy]

Manchester, VT: Mark Skinner Library Notes

Prepared by Ken B.: 9/8/12


The Manchester Journal, Number 30, Manchester, Vermont, Thursday Morning, November 14, 1912, Volume LII, page 3 (unnumbered)¸Local Intelligence section (upper left), under “Manchester Center”.


Mrs. W. H. Bamford and daughter Bertha are in New York for a short stay.


Number 31, Thursday morning, November 21, 1912, Volume LII, page 3 (unnumbered) under “Manchester Center”:


Walter H. Bamford of the Tibbitt’s School, Hoosick, N. Y., was called home Monday by the death of his sister, Miss Bertha Bamford.


[Separated paragraph in the next/third column:] The many friends of Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Bamford of this village learned with great sorrow on Tuesday morning of the death of their daughter, Miss Bertha D. Bamford, following an operation at the Flower Hospital in New York City. The removal of a tumor was successful but the young lady died during the night from internal hemorrhage. She was the only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Bamford, and was a member of the senior class of Burr & Burton Seminary, being the treasurer of her class as well as president of the Y. W. C. A. She was one of the most popular girls in school and her untimely death at the early age of 18 has thrown the school into mourning. The funeral will be held at Zion Church on Friday afternoon at 2:30 and the remains will be placed in the receiving vault, to be taken later on to Jeffersonville, Ind., Mrs. Bamford’s home, for interment.


Number 32, Thursday morning, November 28, 1912, Volume LII


The funeral of Miss Bertha Bamford was held from Zion Episcopal Church Friday afternoon, with Rev. William F. Works, Bishop-Co-adjutor, Rev. Philip Schuyler of Bennington and Rev. Sidney Warlow of Arlington officiating. The remains were placed in the vault at the Center cemetery and will be taken later to Jeffersonville, Ind., for interment. The ceremony was particularly impressive because of the attendance in a body and the marching to the cemetery of more than seventy students of Burr and Burton Seminary. The bearers were Principal James Brooks and W. H. Shaw, of the Seminary faculty; William Wilson and Roger Perkins of the senior class, of which Miss Bamford was a member; and Clifford Wilson and John Jackson.


Number 37, January 6, 1910, Volume XLIX; “Local Intelligence,” page 3 (unnumbered), under “Manchester”:


It is expected that Rev. S. K. Perkins of York Village, Me., will preach at the Congregational church next Sunday. All persons interested in this church should make a special effort to attend.


“the Seminary” is also listed in the “Manchester” section of the “Local Intelligence” column in the Number 37, January 6, 1910, issue, Volume XLIX.


Number 39, January 20, 1910, Volume XLIX, page 4 (unnumbered):


At a meeting of the Congregational church Sunday evening last, a call was extended to the rev. S. K. Perkins of York Village, Md. There has been a meeting of the Society called for Monday morning, Jan. 24th, at 11 a. m., for the purpose of ratifying the action of the Church. Mr. Perkins preached here a week ago last Sunday and made a first class impression on all who were fortunate enough to hear him.


[Next item down:] The annual meeting of the Congregational church was held in the church Wednesday evening, Jan. 12. . . . The Sunday School Secretary’s report showed 58 enrolled in the school and an average attendance of 36. On the home department roll there are 33 active members.


Number 41, February 3, 1910, page 3 (unnumbered):under “Manchester” in the “Local Intelligence” section:


Word has been received from Rev. S. K. Perkins of York Village, Me., who was recently called to fill the pastorate of the Congregational church, that he had accepted. He is expected in about a month.


Number 44, February 24, 1910, page 3 (unnumbered), under “Manchester” in the “Local Intelligence” column:


It is expected that Rev. Mr. Perkins, who has accepted a call to this parish will officiate at the Congregational church next Sunday and also the following Sunday.


Number 45, March 3, 1910, page 3 (unnumbered), under “Manchester” in the “Local Intelligence” section:


Rev. Mr. Perkins, the new minister, preached at the Congregational church last Sunday and will preach at both services this coming Sunday.


Number 46, March 10, 1910, page 3 (unnumbered), under “Manchester” in the “Local Intelligence” section:


Rev. S. K. Perkins, the new minister at the Congregational church, preached last Sunday at the Congregational church and returned to his family in Maine on Monday. He will be here permanently after the middle of April. In the meantime repairs are being made at the parsonage so as to have it ready for him.


Number 19, Sept 1, 1910: Principal James Brooks announces that Burr & Burton seminary will open for the year on Tuesday, September 20th with practically the same corps of teachers as last year, with the exception that Miss Ruth Perkins will succeed Miss Elizabeth D. Nash.


Number 20, Sept. 8, 1910: Thomas O. Thacher of Albany spent Sunday with Mrs. Thacher at the home of Geo H. Thacher in this village.


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George and J. B. Thacher of Albany spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo H. Thacher. They are to leave shortly for a few weeks camping and hunting in the Maine woods.


Labor Day saw the commencing of the return of the summer visitors to their homes in the city.

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