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Emery Herman was born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia, the oldest of three children. While in his early teens, Herman’s family moved to Pensacola, Florida to stay with his father who was then serving in the Navy Medical Corps during World War…

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Barbara (Ives) Mook was born July 27, 1922 in Walton New York. Raised in a rural setting, Mrs. Mook experienced the Great Depression, education in a one-roomed schoolhouse and many other events. Her early life was foundational to her eventual…

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JoAnn Van Vranken was born on April 4, 1959 in Cooperstown, New York. As a child she lived on a dairy farm and after graduating high school she attended SUNY Morrisville for an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science. She married in 1979 and moved…

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Donald Fenner has lived a life filled with community involvement. Fenner was born in Herkimer, New York in 1930. Until he retired at age fifty-five, Fenner spent his life tied to the funeral business. Fenner worked at his uncle’s funeral home…

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Leslie Gray was born on 8 April 1924 in East Springfield, NY and grew up on a hundred-acre dairy farm. In high school Gray was an active member of the Boy Scout Troop 47 and was the first troop member to become an Eagle Scout. With the Boy Scouts,…

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Dennis Savoie was born on April 12, 1945 in Putnam, Connecticut. He moved to Cooperstown in 1971 for a two-year internship as a part of his general internist degree. After his internship, Savoie worked at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and raised…

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Wayne Wright is the Associate Director for the New York State Historical Association Library. He was born in Oneonta, New York and has lived there his entire life. Wayne grew up in a typical American family during the 1950s. During his childhood his…

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Pamela Washburn, originally from rural Ohio, arrived in Cooperstown in 1970 and has been involved in a number of community-oriented projects throughout the village since that time. A member of the League of Women Voters and a teacher, she has worked…

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Roger MacMillan is a longtime resident of Cooperstown, NY. Macmillan was born and raised Schenectady, NY in the years surrounding World War II, when the city enjoyed a national manufacturing reputation. As a young man, MacMillan left Schenectady to…

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Geri Erwin grew up in Milton, Massachusetts. When she was twenty, she married her husband, Richard, nicknamed Marston, and together they had two children, Kristen and Matthew. Marston’s job as a high school administrator took the family first to…
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