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East Patchogue Village History

East Patchogue, N.Y. -- History 

 

(Unincorporated village & CDP)

 

--  General

            See also   "L.I. - East Patchogue" vertical files

                           "L.I. - Patchogue - Biography - Avery, Humphrey Roger,

                                   1895-1983" vertical file

  • Corson, Gerry.  "From Indians to Ranch-Style Houses:  A Short History,"  Part I.  [South Shores Country Review, n.d.:]  pp. 9-10.
  • Corson, Gerry.  "From Indians to Ranch-Style Houses," Part II.  [South Shores Country Review, n.d.:]  pp. 7-8.   East Patchogue, New York (Wikipedia)
  • Cullen, Regina & Lee Bollman.  "A Short History of Our Community." East Patchogue, NY:  South Shores Country Review, n.d.]  2 p. 
  • East Patchogue CDP [Census-Designated Place], New York QuickLinks  (U.S.  Census Bureau)

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

  • Principe, Victor.  Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet.  Charleston, SC:  Arcadia, 2002.  -- includes occasional references to East Patchogue, NY
  • Principe, Victor.  Bellport Revisited.  Charleston, SC:  Arcadia, 2008.  - includes a supplemental section on East Patchogue, NY 

--  Associations

 

---  Domino Yacht Club

             (formerly the Robinson Family Yacht Club)

             See also  Biography -- Robinson Family

  • "East Patchogue has Organized Domino Yacht Club with 30 Members."  ("Island). Suffolk County News, October 22, 1920:  p. 8.
  • "Patchogue." New York Times, August 27, 1910:  [n.p.]. 
  • Scheetz, John.  "Founded Prior to 1845:  Oldest Club has Oldest Members."  Patchogue Advance, September 29, 1960:  pp. 1, 6.

---  Focus East Patchogue, Inc.

--  Biography

 

---  Baruch, Bernard

---  Durkee Family

  • "Of Interest to Country People." Brooklyn Eagle, October 27, 1883:  p. 6. -- "Eugene W. Durkee, of New York, has purchased fifty acres of land in East Patchogue, fronting the bay, for $9,500."

---  Heaton, Neal

---  Litt, Ruth Carpenter van 

  • "100 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, September 6, 2008:  p. 18.  -- Ruth Litt orders 100 electric lights for her new East Patchogue home on the Bay.
  • "Former Litt Place to Become Rest Farm:  Big East Patchogue Shore Property Leased by Gene Geiger, Now at Brookhaven -- Mansion, 102 Acres."  Patchogue Advance, March 12, 1937:  n.p.
  • Gombieski, Jane.  "Early Effort to Woman a Convention."  Village Times, August 22, 1996:  p. 50.
  • ["Jackwill Farm" baseball team, sponsored by Ruth Litt, early 1900s]  [photo] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, April 7, 2008:  p. 24.
  • "Margaret Sanger Speaks at Mrs. Litt's Home."  Port Jefferson Echo, June 7, 1924:  p. 1.
  • "Mrs. Ruth Litt Sells East Patchogue Home."  Suffolk County News, December 24, 1925:  p. 2.
  • "Patchogue Water Carnival.  Sojourners Plan Two-Day Festival -- Home for Cripples Opened."  New York Times, [?], 1908:  n.p. - Summer home for "cripples" was opened by Ruth Litt.
  • "Mrs. Ruth Litt Dies; Was a Leader Here."  Patchogue Advance, April 2, 1937:  pp. 1-2.
  • Ruth Carpenter van Litt (1867-1937):  East Patchogue Suffrafist Leader & Pioneer Woman Politician:  Political Dynamo & Power-Brooker (PowerPoint slide), comp. by Mark Rothenberg.  (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)

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--- Lynde, Charles Westley, [?]-1906  (a/k/a, "Sporting Lynde")

  • "The Motor He Drove Kills 'Sporting' Lynde:  Thrown Out of His Car and a Wheel Beheads Him:  Sought Gold in Australia; Brought Back $10,000 and Found His Father, a Brooklyn Lawyer, had Left Him $536,000."  New York Times, September 4, 1906:  p. 1.

--- Overton, Annie, 1879-1887

  • "A Little Girl Fatally Shot." New York Times, October 13, 1887:  p. 8.

--- Overton, Edward, 1827-1898 

  • "Long Island Obituary Record:  Sudden Death of Edward Overton, One of the Oldest Citizens of [East] Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, May 10, 1898:  p. 12. - farmer, musician, organized 1st brass band in Suffolk County (in Patchogue); wife, Mary Glover Overton, son Dr. Frank Overton; homestead, near Dunton Lake, purchaed by his grandfather in 1802

--- Platt, W.

  • "Theee [i.e., Three] Boys Lives Endangered:  Left to Freeze in a Catboat by the Captain, Who Took Them Sailing."  New York Times, February 19, 1896:  p. 14. 

--- Porter, William  [Civil War veteran]

  • "Drowned in a Sluice, Going Home."  New York Times, April 9, 1908:  p. 5.

---  Riedt, Robert [& Harold Camping]

  • "Adventist Sells All He Owns; Says World Will End on Feb. 6."  New York Times, January 20, 1925:  p. 25.
  • "Sells Out to Await End in Port Jefferson."  Port Jefferson Echo, January 22, 1925:  p. 1.
  • "Await World's End Tomorrow Night:  Apostle of Doom and Band Sing and Pray -- Sell Belongings to Pay Debts.  Only Faithful Survive; Expect All to Be Destroyed but 144,000 'Brides of the Lamb,' Who are to Go Up in a Cloud."  New York Times, February 5, 1925:  pp. 1-2. 
  • "Doom Apostle Bobs Up in Newark with a Sign:  Hung Around His Neck, It Insists End of World Will Come This Year -- Denies He Set Date."  New York Times, February 12, 1925:  p. 7.
  • "Doom Apostle Leave in a Ford, Not in Cloud:  Reidt and His Family Abandon Belongings on Hill Where They Vainly Awaited Millennium."  New York Times, February 10, 1925:  p. 14.
  • Newman, Andy.  "Wayback Machine / Doomsday, East Patchogue, 1925"  (N.Y. / Region.  City Room.  New York Times, May 19,2011)
  • "Prophet Defers End of World One Week:  Will Only Begin Tonight, Says Reidt, for Saints on Other Planets Must Be Mobilized; Sees 7 Days of Wonders; Promises Angels with Feet of Fire -- Tries Out Zither in Practice for His Harp."  New York Times, February 6, 1925:  pp. 1, 4.
  • "Reidt Scents Slip in Doomsday Data:  Expresses Doubt About the Expected Cloud and Migration of 144,000 Brides; Talks to Movie Audience:  Tells Them End of the World is Near, Just the Same, and Skeptics Clamor for the 'Hook.'"  New York Times, February 9, 1925:  p.  19.
  • "Says Movie Flares Spoiled Millennium:  Apostle Reidt is Certain the Cloud Started and Will Continue His Watch.  Yaphank Seer has Dream:  Angel Gabriel Tells Brother Downs 144,000 Brides had a Sign in Dakota."  New York Times, February 8, 1925:  p. 15

---  Robinson Family

              See also  Domino Yacht Club  [above]

  • "Family Starts Yacht Club:  The Robinsons of Suffolk County, L.I. Join in a Unique Organization."  New York Times, September 8, 1908:  n.p.
  • "Patchogue." [i.e., E. Patchogue].  New York Times, August 28, 1910:  n.p.
  • "Patchogue [& E. Patchogue]:  Some Record Catches of Bluefish and Weakfish Made Last Week."  New York Times, July 16, 1911:  n.p. -- 5th paragraph refers to the Robinson Family Yacht Club
  • "The Robinson Faily of East Patchogue, L.I."  The Brooklyn Times, May 1, 1909:  p. 6.
  • "The Robinson Picnic." Brooklyn Eagle, August 8, 1899:  p. 8.
  • Santorelli, Dina.  "Finding Allure in Stories [i.e., Storied] Houses, History os What May Make a House a Home -- And Sell It, Too."  Newsday, January 26, 2007:  p. C8.   

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--- Robinson, E.S.

  • "E.S. Robinson has Returned from His Gunning Trip to Florida."  [Patchogue Advance?,] January 31, 1891:  p. 5.

---  Robinson, Jeremiah, 1836-1907

  • "Falls Dead in Wife's Arms.  Old Merchant of East Patchogue, L.I., Expires in His Store."  New York Times, September 8, 1907:  p. 7. - Jeremiah dies, wife (no first name given) faints, couple discovered by daughter, Grace Robinson.

--- Smith Family

            See also  Reid Ice Cream Plant  [below]

  • -- 1837 house of William Smith, Jr.

--- Smith, Annanias

  • The Great White Hunter of E. Patchogue:  "Old Rooster-Skin Narse" Annanias Smith:  Brookhaven has AAlways had More than Its Fair Share of Characters [PowerPoint slide], comp. by Mark Rothenberg (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)
  • Swans, Docks, Officials, Hogs, Rings & Yokes:  Town Meeting Topics of March 7, 1803 [PowerPoint slide], comp. by Mark Rothenberg (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)

--- Smith, Augustus F., 1832-1908

            See also  Reid Ice Cream Plant   [below]

  • "75 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, April 3, 2008:  p. 17.  -- credits Augustus Smith with creation of Suffolk Co.'s first commercial ice cream factory,  establishing the name of East Patchogue, being its 1st postmaster 
  • "100 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, June 22, 2006:  p. 24. -- see 7th paragraph
  • "Ice Cream Factory."  Patchogue Advance, December 10, 1892:  n.p.

--- Smith, Fred

  • "Theee [i.e., Three] Boys Lives Endangered:  Left to Freeze in a Catboat by the Captain, Who Took Them Sailing."  New York Times, February 19, 1896:  p. 14. 

---  Smith, Henry

    • "Smashed All They Left Behind:  Burglars Stole Some of Capt. [Henry] Smith's Property, Destroyed the Rest."  New York Times, February 1, 1894:  p. 1.

--- Smith, Joseph

  • "Dog and Man Fight in the Sea:  Joseph Smith, Bitten in the Leg, Drowns His Ferocious Assailant."  New York Times, April 25, 1895:  p.3.

--  Crime and Criminals

-- Dunton-Boynton Bicycle Railroad  [an early experimental monorail]

  • East Patchogue Monorail (South Country Retired Teachers' Association.  SCREA News), site maintained by Jim McGowan

---  The Coney Island Precedent, 1889-1899

  • "A Bicycle Road, which is to Be Operated by Steam.  The Novel Device Now in the Course of Construction to which Coney Island Property Owners Object."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 1, 1889:  p. 4.
  • "The Bicycle Railroad."  Brooklyn Eagle, October 10, 1889:  p. 4. 
  • "On a One-Legged Road.  Successful Trial of the Boynton Bicycle System.  Something New in Rapid Transit Tried at Coney Island -- Testing a Unique Method of Traction."  Brooklyn Eagle, October 13, 1889:  p. 9. 
  • "The Bicycle Railroad:  A Curious Invention Now Running at Coney Island.  Boynton's Narrow Engines and Cars that Run on a Single Rail  -- Claims of Their Feasibility on the Elevated Roads."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 24, 1890:  p. 14.
  • "To Joing Sound and Sea,  A Bicycle Railroad that Will Cross Long Island."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 7, 1891:  p. 1.
  • "Boynton Bicycle Road:  Disastrous Effects of the Recent Storm on the Familiar Network of Timbers."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 10, 1899:  p. 12.
  • "Old Bicycle Road Sold:  Rumor that the B.R.T. is the Purchaser of the Boynton Line to Coney Island."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 16, 1899:  p. 1.
  • "Local Stocks and Bonds."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 19, 1899:  p. 41.  -- reports sale of the "...Brighton and Bensonhurst Electric Railroad Company, better known as the Boynton Bicycle Railroad, to a syndiacte for $25,000." 

---  The East Patchogue-Hagerman Experiment

  • "Last of the Bicycle Railroad." Brooklyn Eagle, January 27, 1897:  p. 5.
  • "Visitors from the Hub:  Boston Aldermen Inspect the Boynton Bicycle Railroad at East Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 11, 1897:  p. 4.
  • "Dunton's Bicycle Railroad:  Sale of the Plant at East Patchogue Recalls a Scheme that Once Interested Long Islanders."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 3, 1902:  p. 11. 

-- East Patchogue Branch Post Office, 1962-1987

  • Bennett, Ann Becker.  "East Patchogue Post Office Branch to Close" (Bellport and East Patchogue).  Long island Advance, June 18, 1987:  p. 29. 

--  East Patchogue Theater

--  Educational History

  • "Plans for New Schools on Drawing Board:  New Classrooms in Use in East Patchogue."  Patchogue Advance, October 18, 1951:  n.p.  2 captioned photos.

--  Environment

 

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--  Firefighting History

--  Leston-Duckworth House (1837)

 

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-- Long Island Rail Road

  • "Depot for East Patchogue." Brooklyn Eagle, December 8, 1901:  p. 45.  -- plans to renew a proposal for an depot in E. Patchogue, requiring demolition of the Hagerman Station 

-- News Sources

-- Plaza Theatre

--  Poultry Industry

-- Politics and government

  • "Independents Win at the East Patchogue Republican Primaries" (Long Island Politics).  Brooklyn Eagle, September 26, 1899:  p. 7.

-- Prohibition

  • "Federal Officers Raid a Huge Alcohol Distillery Located on the Former Litt Estate, East Patchogue:  Biggest Outfil Ever Found in County Seized Late Yesterday Afternoon and Louis White, Alleged Owner, Locked Up in Local Jail Pending Federal Court Arriagnment."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 21, 1928:  p. 1.

-- Reid Ice Cream Corporation

           See also  Biography -- Smith Family  [above]

  • "Ice Cream Factory." Patchogue Advance, December 10, 1892:  n.p.
  • McGrath, Ann.  "Reid Plant Steeped in Local History."  [source unidentified, n.d.]:  pp. 3, 6.

-- St. Joseph the Worker, R.C. Church

  • Cicalese, Rita.  "St. Joseph's Celebrates Move to a New Church."  Long Island Advance, April 1, 1982:  n.p.
  • O'Connor, Michael.  "Rev. Thomas March, E. Patchogue Pastor" (Obituaries).  Newsday, October 6, 1997:  n.p.

-- Streets

 

---  Pine Neck Avenue

  • "East Patchogue Fights Closing of Pine Neck Avenue:  Strong Opposition Shown Against Measure; Final Hearing Held on Shutting Off Roadway to Bay -- No One Favorable -- Bayport Hearings also Show Opposition."  Patchogue Advance, January 27, 1927:  p. 1.

--  Swan River Schoolhouse

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--  World War, 1939-1945