Listen To – or Read about life and work in the Late 19th & Early 20th Centuries

This website includes over 120 hours of interviews with residents of northern Franklin County talking about daily work and life in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries im Malone and the towns surrounding it. They are organized by topics and the towns in which they lived. This site allows you to listen to and read the interviews of over 30 individuals who were interviewed in 1970/71.

Joseph Dufrane

October 28, 2011

Joseph Dufrane  1868 -1971   Born in Dundee Quebec and Moved to Trout River, NY  and Lived In Constable NY talks about growing up in the last half of the 19th Century In Canada & the U.S.A. Married to Mildred Dufrane 1899-      Background to Joseph Dufrane  Attached are a few various pictures of my great […]

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James Smith

October 28, 2011

Mr. James Smith b. 1870   Skerry, NY & Norwood, NY Early days in Franklin County, & St. Lawrence County 1870 – 1930; Discussion of life styles and everyday lift in Norwood, N.Y. and area. Hops and hop kiln, crops, store, trees etc Tape 1 Side 1 Mr. James Smith was born in 1870; Background […]

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Mrs. Pearle Learned

October 28, 2011

      Mrs. Pearle  B. Learned 1895-1986  Teacher – Raised in Duane, NY       Tape 1  Side 1                                                                                                             Pearle Learned 1895-1986; Born in Duane, New York; Growing up in Duane, NY; Father Charles Beyerl who worked for Robert Schroeder of Debar Pond; Description of family home in Duane; Life in the late […]

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Mr. Floyd Earle

October 28, 2011

  Floyd A. Earle 1887-1974 & Estelle M. Earle 1890 – 1978                           Floyd Earle & Henry Curtis See Henry Curtis interview on this site. Click on this link TAPE 1            Track 1                                                                                               Page 5 Growing up in Chasm Falls New York; stories about the early […]

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Leo Tobey

October 28, 2011

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 […]

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Henry A. Curtis

October 18, 2011

  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.      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 Bandon, where […]

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Webster & Early Mills – Brandon

October 5, 2011

  Rider Home, Skerry, New York, ca. 1900  Webster & Early Mills – Brandon  Various Lumber Mills The number of sawmills that at various times existed in Brandon has been large. All of them except the Reynolds Bros Mill and The Bowen Mill were only small operations.  The Webster Mill One of the earliest mills […]

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Mr. Floyd A. Earle

September 24, 2011

Mr. Floyd A.Earle 1887 – 1974   Chasm Falls, Town of Malone, NY

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Mr. George Russell

September 22, 2011

  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 […]

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Mr. Leo Tobey

September 22, 2011

Mr. Leo Tobey 1895-1976  Interviewer W.J. Langlois  Politics in Malone, N.Y. 1920-1970   Tape 1 Track 1 Click on Audio link to listen to interview: Audio [audio:http://www.reynoldstonnewyork.org/wp-content/FCRTR-111-1-A.mp3]  Track 2  Click on Audio link to listen to interview: Audio [audio:http://www.reynoldstonnewyork.org/wp-content/FCRTR-111-1-B.mp3]

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