Historical Documents, Articles, Stories, etc. related to Walworth History

(last updated 11/20/18)

Here is an interesting document from Walworth Academy, 1879-80 school year.

Walworth Academy 205

Here is the section about Walworth from Landmarks of Wayne County

History of Walworth from Landmarks of WC


The Walworth United Methodist Church was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Here is the application that was filed.

NY_Wayne County_First Methodist Episcopal Church of Walworth


This booklet about West Walworth was written by Mrs. Charles Peters about 1923.

W.Walworth 1805-1923


Here is the Walworth High School Handbook for Pupils and Parents for 1931 and 1932.  It contains information about the building of the school in 1930.

WHS Hdbk ’31-’32


Here are some stories from past newsletters that we think you may enjoy reading.


Interviews by Dawn Russell

In 2015, Dawn joined our Newsletter Team.  Her interest was doing interviews and writing stories about those interviews.  Below are the ones she has done to date.  Each has been published in our newsletters.

Arlene Duell Suwijn interview- Nov 2015

George Bassage interview- May 2016

Gladys E. VanHaneghem memories- July 2015 – interview with Ruth Reybrouck

Joyce Goebert VanHaneghem interview- March 2016

Mary Abrams interview- Sept 2016

Molly and Larry Hill interview- Sept 2015

Ruth Kessler Weykman interview- Nov 2016

Winnie Pease interview- july 2016

Helen Darron Sculltz Triou interview- March 2017

Gerry Keymel Whitmire interview- May 2017

Elsie Schultz Bills Moll interview- July 2017

Bruce Runion Russell, memories of- Sept 2017

Wilbur Reybrouck Walworth memories- May 2015


Other Stories about People

Anna and Elton May- May 2007

Anna Boynton- March 2007

Barmaster Family- May 2017

Civil War Blyth family- Nov 2012

Doc Esley- March 2011

Dr. Robert Morris Country Doctor- Nov 2008

Ebert family brothers- Feb 2010

Box in the Farmhouse Attic- Nov 2011 – about the Wignalls

3/25/17 – Martha Lynch said “Hi… I just read the historical piece about the Wignall’s. Having lived in their “new house” for almost 35 years, we can attest to the love with which it was built. The story told by Virginia Wignall is a testament to the love the Wignall’s had for Walworth, their family and community.”

Charles Livingston Bull Illustrations- March 2008

DeWitt and Minnie Tuttle- Nov 2009

Stu Huntley- May 2011

Lorraine Finley CSA- May 2007


Grover Cleveland wedding & Peony-July 2006

Grover Cleveland wedding- July 2012

Gypsies- Nov 2009

Softball in July- July 2012

Fourth of July Memories- July 2015



Tannery and Luther Fillmore- March 2016

Ginegaw Park- July 2009

Nancy Bel Grandparents Farm Memories- Jan 2008

Marlene Slocum Home- July 2008

Don’s IGA building- Feb 2011 – This building is now the Walworth Post Office (and more)

Post office history- Sept 2016

Walworth Postmasters- Nov 2016

The Huddle- March 2008

The Huddle update- May 2008

Walworth High School history and demolish- May 2014

Walworth Train Station- March 2015

Walworth Train Station- May 2015

Cheesemaking –  We’ve had 4 stories on this topic:

Lincoln cheese factory- Nov 2010

Cheese factories- May 2011

Cheese Factories- March 2011

Cheese factories- Feb 2011


Misc. “Stuff” that you MIGHT want to know.

Mystery of the gravestone- Nov 2017

Merchandizing 20th century Ethyl Henning- May 2009

The Linn- March 2012

A list of Town Supervisors from 1855 to 2017 – Walworth Town Supervisors update

Each year the Walworth Historical Society Board of Trustees selects an individual, couple or group that has made a significant contribution to our community for a “Community Service Award.”  In recent years, that award is presented at our Annual Meeting held at the Lodge in Ginegaw Park.  This is usually are largest meeting of the year.  A list of award recipients can be seen by clicking this link:  Walworth HS Community Service Awards

At our Program meeting on 11/19/18 our speaker, Rosa Fox shared some information she had found about Susan Cleveland Yeomans.  Here are two newspaper articles she gave us copies of:  Susan Yeomans 456

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