1904 Reunion


August 31, 1904
Columbus, Pennsylvania
Corry, Erie Co., PA.

To all descendents of William Vermilye and his wife, Phoebe Husted.

GREETING: —- You are requested to attend the third annual Reunion, to be held on the last Wednesday in August, 1904 (Aug.31.) on the Columbus Park Association grounds, Columbus, Warren Co., Pa.
The date and place were selected by the second Annual Reunion, held the 26th day of August, 1903, at the above mentioned place, a desirable place to meet, situated one mile from the village of Columbus, on the east side of a small lake, one mile in length, amid beautiful scenery, a pleasure resort, owned by an association, of which Mr. Charles Simpson is the head director and president.
In Case of storm there is ample shelter. A steamer runs hourly between Columbus and the Association park for the benefit of the patrons. Numerous small boats can be hired for a small amount. Good fishing abounds and other amusements of different kinds are plentiful. Dinner will be served by the ladies in attendance.
Columbus is located three miles north of Corry, on the Erie Rail Road. Those from a distance are requested to assemble at Corry, where ample accommodation will be provided. Come with the intention of spending your summer vacation among us.
Or colors are pale green, white and red. A badge, made from three four inch ribbons, one of each of the above named colors, clustered and pinned over the right breast, will be worn as a mark of identification.
Those intending to attend the third Annual Reunion should notify the secretary at an early day. All communications relating to the Vermilye Reunion will receive prompt attention.
Miss Zuella Cady, Sec.
14 Sherman St.

August 31, 1904
Columbus, Pennsylvania
(from the Corry Evening Journal, of Sept. 8, 1904)

The 3d annual reunion of Vermilye family was held at Columbus Park Association grounds, Columbus, August 31, 1904. There were 110 members of this family in attendance, a much larger number than at the two previous reunions. The following mentioned persons were present from a distance: —– Miss Helen Vermilye Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich; John B. Vermilye, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs Hattie Heath Roosa, Fredonia, N.Y.; John W. Vermilye, Elkins, W. Va., Dr. Chas. H. Vermilye and wife, Russell, Pa; Mrs. F. G. Paige and daughter, Union City, Pa.
Many letters received from absent ones were read, all of which expressed the various writers regrets for inability to attend and wishes to those in attendance for a pleasant outing, and their hopes to be present 1905.
Births: —- Marjorie Mac Vermilya, August 26, 1908; Mildred Edith Benson, Sept. 17, 1908; Son to Irvine J. Dodge, February 1, 1904. Vernon W. Goetz; March 5, 1904; Harold Fergerson, March 28, 1904; Stuart Golding Dean: April 20, 1904.
Deaths: — Robert C. Webb, August 29, 1903, age 3 years; Mercy Vermilye Dodge, Brule, Wis., Jan. 26, 1904, 94 years; George W. Vermilye, Pittsburg, Kan., Jan. 27, 1904, age 81 years; Gerald J. Cooley, Cory, Pa, August 21, 1904, age 16 years.
Officers elected for year 1904 – 05 —- President John W. Vermilye, Elkins, Randolph Co., W. V. P. F. D. No 2; Vice Pres. John B. Vermilye, Cleveland Ohio, 546 Quincy street, Sec. W. H. Nantes, Corry, Pa., 22 E. Main street; Treasurer, Asa M. Howard, Corry, Pa., Irvine street; Trustees, Dr. Charles H. Vermilye, Howard Benson and George Mead.
Committees: Arrangements, Howard Benson; entertainments, Mrs. Maggie Vermilye Paige and Mrs. Jesse Howard Pierce; Reception, W. E. Cady and Mrs. Marilla Howard.
Many important matters pertaining to the welfare of this organization received attention before adjournment. The resolution of 1903, assessing all members over 7 years of age 10 cents annual dues to cover expense of printing, notification, postage, etc. received some little attention, but remains in force for another year. The Secretary’s report on Vermilye Register showing the work yet incomplete owing to delay of a few members in returning papers with necessary data relative to their immediate families, action on same was postponed.
The meeting adjourned to meet the last Wednesday in August 1905 at Columbus Park Association grounds, Columbus, Pa.
A full course dinner was served on the grounds, boating was the principal amusement for the younger members while the older people conversed of days gone by. The day was ideal, the sun rose clear a visage of cloud darkened its western course and as it sank beyond the wood covered hills, all left for home and the 3rd annual Vermilye Reunion was at an end.
All members present were *photographed in a group. Any one wishing a copy can obtain one on application to secretary on receipt of 40c to cover expense of picture and postage. All communications should be addressed to the secretary.
W. H. Nantes, Sec.
22 E. Main st., Corry, Pa.
*I do not have this photo, but would like to add it if anyone has it to share. Thanks, Sandra

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