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Cortland, New York, USA
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Where is Cortland, New York, USA? 

Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. It is the county seat of Cortland County.

The city is within the former Central New York Military Tract. The city is named after Pierre Van Cortlandt the first Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.Wikipedia

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1869 - Cortlandville
CORTLANDVILLE was formed from Homer, April 11, 1829, and embraces the south half of the original township of Homer arid a small portion of the north-east corner of Virgil. The name was applied to the town from its being the County Seat of Cortland County. It is situated on the west border of the...Read MORE...

News  1906 - IN A SHEET OF FLAMES. Mrs. Mary Bassett, 80 Years Old, Horribly Burned. DISCOVERED BY A NEIGHBOR.
John P Murray Went to Her Assistance - It is Thought That a Lamp Must Have Exploded and Set Her Clothing on Fire - Taken to the Hospital.

Cortland, March 10 - Mrs. Mary Bassett, an old lady living at No. 158 Railroad street, was horribly burned at her home shortly after midnight. She was taken...Read MORE...

Cortland, a city, capital of Cortland co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Tioughnioga River and on the Lackawanna, the Lehigh Valley and the Erie and New York Central Rs., 36 miles S. of Syracuse. It is the seat of a state normal- and training-school, and has various machine- shops, stove-,...Read MORE...

CORTLAND, N.Y., June 2. - (By Associated Press) Joseph Foley of Lackawanna, fell from the top of a chimney to the roof of St. Mary's church, sixty feet below, and was instantly killed.

Frank Coquine fractured three ribs while lowering Foley's body to the ground.

The Bridgeport Telegram
Bridgeport, Connecticut
June 3, 1927
Added: 3/8/2014 7:28:17 PM - 1  Updated: 6/19/2014 6:38:31 PM - 1

CORTLAND, (AP). - The lion tamer with the James M. Cole circus was attacked last night during his act by one of his lions.

The tamer, Eugene Christie, was putting five lions through their paces, in a large cage set up in a tent. Suddenly he slipped on the wet grass, and one of the lions leaped...Read MORE...

February 4, 1961 - The third great snowstorm of the winter season struck the northeastern U.S. Cortland NY received 40 inches of snow.
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Polly Ann Merrell (13 August 1816, Cortland, New York, USA - 13 March 1891, Syracuse, New York, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Eugene Bennett (1895, Ulster heights, New York, USA - 1991, Cortland, New York, USA)

flag  Miel Salisbury (1741, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) - 24 December 1829, Cortland, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Charles Albert Bader (14 February 1898 - 19 August 1979) & Helen Stiles Degroat (2 December 1900 - 7 November 1988)
married 25 June 1925

Cemeteries in Cortland, New York, USA

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