Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y.
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y.

Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - Birds-Eye view, Hornellsville, N.Y.
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

Birds-Eye view, Hornellsville, N.Y.

Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - High School and Court House, Hornell, New York
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

High School and Court House, Hornell, New York

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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)
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Where is Hornell, New York, USA? 

Hornell is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States. The city is named after the Hornell family, early settlers.

The City of Hornell is surrounded by Town of Hornellsville. Hornell is about 55 miles south of Rochester and is near the western edge of Steuben County.

Hornell is nicknamed the "Maple City" after the large maple trees that once grew throughout the town and covered the surrounding hills of the Canisteo Valley.

What is now Hornell was first settled in 1790 under the name "Upper Canisteo" to distinguish it from the community of Canisteo, then known as "Lower Canisteo". The family of Benjamin Crosby were the first settlers in what is now Hornell. The area was incorporated as a town in 1820, as "Hornellsville." The name comes from early settler George Hornell Jr, who built the first gristmill here.Wikipedia

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News  1879 - The Hornell (N. Y.) Times records the marriage of a man in Le Roy to his sixth wife,
four of them being sisters, and the last one being the youngest. He says: "When you get into a good family stick to it."

St. Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 27, 1879
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...Snow Drifts Forty Feet High.
Hornellsville, N. Y., Feb. 9. - An unknown man is said to have been frozen to death at Wellsville yesterday. A party tried to drive from here to Dansville, but found the snow drifts over 40 feet high and had to come back. No trains are now moving...

The Delphos Daily Herald
February 9, 1895
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News  1895 - FAST FREIGHT WRECKED - Three Men and Ten Valuable Horses Were Killed.
Hornellsville, N. Y., May 13 - A bad wreck took place on the western division of the Erie three miles west of here. Fast freight No. 92 was thrown in the ditch by a broken wheel, and ten cars were piled up in a confused heap. The accident occurred when the train was making fast time, and the cars...Read MORE...

1896 - The City of Hornellsville
When pioneer Benjamin Crosby and his immediate followers came into the Upper Canisteo country they little thought the lands on which they settled would ever become the site of a prosperous village, and much less, a thriving metropolitan city; and it is equally doubtful if even those enterprising...Read MORE...

News  1908 - Fatal Wreck on Erie.
The westbound Wells-Fargo express train on the Erie Railroad, crashed into an eastbound freight at Hornell. Two were killed and four were injured. The dead are: L. H. HELMER, engineer of the express train, of Hornell, and JAMES CANNON, fireman of the express, of Andover.
The injured include the...

News  1913 - Page House at Hornell burned Down Today
Hornell, Feb. 19. - The Hotel Page on Main Street was destroyed by fire today. The building was owned by the Page estate. The loss to the building and contents will be about $80,000, partially insured. A force of men tore down the big livery barns located in the rear of the hotel in order to...Read MORE...

Hornellsville, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., on the Canisteo River and on the Erie and the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Rs., 60 miles S. of Rochester. It is the trade-centre of a large agricultural region and has commercial and academic schools, railroad repair-shops, and manufactures of railway...Read MORE...

News  1948 - FOUR DIE IN HORNELL FIRE; Eight Are Hurt as Former Park Hotel, a Landmark, Burns
HORNELL, N.Y., April 17 (AP) - Four persons perished, eight were injured and a score were helped to safety today when fire destroyed a three-story business and rooming establishment.
The New York Times
New York, New York
April 18, 1948
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flag  John Edward Whittenhall (10 October 1895, Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - , )

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