I posted this on the Lansing forum, but thought some of you may be researching names here not associated with the Lansings. I found a newspaper, "The Chenango American," in my possession, dated July 31, 1919. On the front page is an article about the Lansing family reunion that had occurred earlier that week. It lists a lot of names I thought someone may be interested in, so I transcribed it:
Transcribed from "The Chenango American" newspaper, published July 31, 1919, Greene, Chenango County, New York, p.1, column 3. (accompanied by picture)
The Lansing Family Reunion.
The Lansing family and a few invited guests enjoyed a happy reunion and basket picnic on the FairGrounds Thursday afternoon of last week, July 24, 1919. The weather was ideal for a picnic, and about seventy-five were present.
The late Mrs. James Lansing, mother of the present generation of children, was a sister of the late Samuel and Simeon Walker, and was born at Stillwater, on the farm now owned by Albert Rogers. She was one of a family of seventeen children--nine boys and eight girls. The oldest person attending the picnic was Mrs. Ruth Walker, who is 85 years of age.
Mrs. Clara Lansing Page conceived the ideas of having the remaining members of the family get together, and how well she succeeded was evidenced by the number present, those from a long distance being Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson and two daughters, Misses Adaline and Harriet Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Johnson and daughter, Miss Clara Johnson of Broken Bow, Neb; Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Blackmon and daughter Miss Margaret Blackmon, of Painesville, Ohio; Mrs. Elsie Jackson of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Mr. William H. Lansing and Mrs. Thomas H. Lansing of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mr. Eugene H. Gilmore, of Omaha, Neb; Prof and Mrs. John W. Lumbard and three daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine and Margaret Lumbard of Whit Plains, NY; Mrs. Herbert H. Lansing of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Edward VanValkenburgh of Oxford; Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanValkenburgh of Binghamton; Mr. Albert Manwarren, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Manwarren and three children, Dorothy, Henry and Marjorie Manwarren, and Mr. George Manwarren of Windsor, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Weckworth and daughter, Miss Augusta Weckworth, or Union, N.Y.; Miss Mabel Northrup and Mrs. Arthur Northrup and two children, Grace and Artis Northrup, of Ellicottville, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank J. O'Neill and son, Ned, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Mrs. Frank Willis and three daughters, Bertha, Breta and Clara Willis, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Terry and two daughters, Miss Charlotte Terry and Mrs. B. J. Nash, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tifft, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carter and three children, Dorothy, Lowell, and Mary, of Binghamton; Miss Breta Page of Rochester, N.Y.; Miss Lillian Purdy, Smithville Flats.
Those present from Greene were Mrs. Ruth Walker, Mrs. Clara Page, Mrs. Charles A. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ritchmyer, Mrs. Louis Whitmore and son, Paul Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Rolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carter, Miss Bertha Carter, Mrs. William P. Ashley, Mr. Howard Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Denison.
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