Category: Malone Village

  • Malone, N Y

     Brief History of Malone, NY  Malone, Main Street, 1907  In 1807, New England settlers founded the First Congregational Church in what was to become the Village of Malone; this congregation was the first organized religious body in Franklin County. The area around Malone had actually been first surveyed several years earlier, in 1801, by Joseph […]

  • Maurice Brown 1902 – 1982

      Maurice Brown 1902 -1982     Maurice and Lillian Brown Maurice Brown describes growing up in Malone New York at the turn of the twentieth Century. He lived next to the Franklin County Fairgrounds on William Street in Malone.  He talks extensively about the Fair when he was a boy.  Father  was William Brown and mother […]

  • Leo Tobey

    Mr. Leo Tobey b. 1895-1975   Village of Malone Civic Politician   Tape 1 Side 1    Growing up in Malone; losing his parents and being taken in by an Aunt; home furnishings ca. 1900;attending various schools in Malone NY in the early 20the Century; Going to work at 16 in the retail business; discusses […]

  • Henry A. Curtis

      Mr. Henry A. Curtis    1876-1971 Interviewers W.J. Langlois, R. H. McGowan. Early life in Malone, N.Y. 1880-1930.  Lumbering and farming Brandon and Duane, N.Y.  [flagallery gid=20 name=Gallery]    TAPE 1 Track 1                                                                                                        Page 7  Growing up in Malone New York; family background about his father growing up in Brandon and his visits  the Hutchin’s family of […]

  • Mr. George Russell

      Tape 1 Track 1   Mr. Russell describes growing up in Westville, NY in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  List of Farmers in Westville, ca 1900.  Description of Westville Center, NY  and businesses at the end of the 19th century, including a gristmill, starch factory, sawmill, barrel maker, blacksmith shops.  Childhood games […]

  • Harold H. McGowan 1898-1979

      Harold H. McGowan 1898-1979                                                                                                                                                               Harold McGowan 1970  TABLE OF CONTENTS: Tape 1   Tape 2                                                                                 Side A                                                                               Page 7  Description of house  helived in as a child on Howard Street, Malone, NY; Description of the Franklin County Fairgrounds in the early part of the twentieth Century;  Description of some […]

  • Mrs. Katie Long

    Mrs. Katie Long 1886-1982     Loom Operator at the Lawrence-Webster Mill and Ballard’s Mill, producing wool cloth and clothing in Malone, NY from 1907- 1951 Detailed descriptions of both mills TAPE 1 Track 1 Growing up in Champlain and Rouses Point; moving to Malone in 1907; family life; housing and living conditions; dances, music, and other […]

  • Mrs. F.R. Kirk

             Mrs. F.R. Kirk (Elizabeth Crooks)   1883-1972   Mrs. Kirk was a member of a prominent Malone family whose husband, a succesful businessman died at a realively young age.     TAPE 1 Track 1 Family life; growing up in Malone in the 1890‟s; A.G. Crooks & Company wholesale grocer; house design and furniture; religion; gardening and […]

  • Clarence E. Kilburn

    Clarence E. Kilburn    1893-1975     Mr. Kilburn was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, 1940-1965 Contents: Clarence Kilburn remembers: Links to listen to tapes Link to read the transcript Sally Bullard Remembrances of her Grandparents   Clarence Kilburn memories of WWI: “I remember Archie Roosevelt,… He was not in that company; he […]