The Generations of Thomas Pine Petznick
Thomas Pine Petznick
Notes for George Washington Pine
In 1880 George age 27 and his wife Polly age 22 live next door to his parents Newman and Harriet Pine. Both men are farmers in Sullivan County. In 1900 the family is in the village of Sidney, Delaware County. The in-laws Henry and Rachel Hunt reside with them.
An article from the pages of the Walton Reporter 100 years ago tells of a flood in East Branch. The paper is from December but year not known, probably early 1900's.
East Branch Floodswept
River rushed through the village with terrific force. Damages estimated $25,000. Seven hundred feet of Ontario and Western track carried thirty feet from road bed. George W. Pine who a few days since purchased the property he had occupied as a tenant, was seriously damaged. Nearly all the foundation was washed from under his market and the lot surrounding it was considered damaged.
Obituary as found in the October 7, 1909 Middletown Daily Times Press
George W. Pine as briefly noted in Wednesday's Times Press died at his home 813 Wheeler Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness of lung trouble. The deceased was born at Monticello, September 11, 1853 and was the son of Newman and Harriet Pine. His earlier days were spent in Sullivan County and fourteen years were spent in Middletown. From here he went to Sidney where he was engaged in business for three years. He afterward located in East Branch where he took up farming. Owing to failing health, in the fall of 1908 he rented his farm and built a home in Scranton, Pa. in the hope of regaining his health and there he resided until his death. During the past summer he spent some time in the Adirondacks in the hope of being benefited.
He was united in marriage in 1878 to Miss Polly E. Hunt of Thompsonville who survives him. He is also survived by four children: Blanche I. wife of H.R. Slade of Scranton, Pa., Fred M., Floy L., and Archibald W. all at home, two grandchildren Ronald and Clifford Slade, one brother Archibald D. Pine of Monticello, and four sisters three in Des Moines, Iowa and one in Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr. Pine was well known for his genial disposition and was a man of unusually high ambition. He was a devoted husband and a kind father and will be greatly missed in his home. For twenty years he was a member of Lancelot Lodge K of P (Knights of Pythias- a fraternal group espousing loyalty, honor, and friendship) of Middletown, where he was held in high esteem. There will be a short service at his home 813 Wheeler Ave., Scranton, Pa. on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock when the body will be taken to East Branch for service in the M.E. Church at 2 o'clock p.m. and interment will be made in the cemetery at that place.
George W. Pine is buried in East Branch, NY. The cemetery lies to one side of the Methodist Church and is well kept. and has an association. There is a large Pine stone, and two smaller Mother and Father stones and a small stone with George's birth and death date, but no small stone or information on Pollie Pine. Within a few hundred yards of the cemetery are a logging and a bluestone business, which are very active today and typical of the early industry of that area as well.
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