History of Portville, NY
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

www.portvillehistory.org

SEARCH PORTVILLE'S NEWSPAPERS (EXTERNAL WEBSITE: www.fultonhistory.com)

  The Portville Autograph (1901-1908)

  The Portville Review (1908-1958)

  The Portville Star (1958-1969)

  Portville Newspaper Index (1900-1938)


CEMETERY INFORMATION

  Chestnut Hill Cemetery Listing
 Chestnut Hill Cemetery Maps
  FIND-A-GRAVE for Chestnut Hill Cemetery (Find-A-Grave External Site)   NEW!!!

  East Portville Cemetery - Main Settlement (Painted Hills External Website)

 Oakley Cemetery - Haskell Road (Catt County Route 27) in Town of Portville

  Pine Street Cemetery - Mersereau Burying Ground

 West Genesee Cemetery - Obi (Allegany County) (Painted Hills External Website)


EARLY HISTORY OF PORTVILLE

  Early Days:  1806 - 1880

 1880 to 1930:  Harry Holcomb's Glimpses of Fifty Years
      Page 1
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Page 3
      Page 4     See also Holcomb Photos

  1870:  Early School Days - 1870s, Essay by Nellie Wright

 1890:  John D. Bell Reminisces of Early Days at 50th Alumni Meeting

 1892:  Social life in Portville Fifty Years Ago, by Fanny Parish

 1892:  Portville As It Was In 1892, by Smith Parish

 Portville as I Remember It When, by Dutch Marsh (written in 1965)

  Railroad History in the Portville Area

  A Trip Down the Allegheny on a Raft, by Fanny Bell (Parish), 1886

 Genesee Valley Canal - Mill Grove Extension

 History of Portville Schools - PDF Presentation - NEW 2014!


FAMILIES and OTHER BIOS

Bedford
  Bedford Corners History
 The Bedford Family
 The Bedford Corners School House
 Yuba Dam and School House Memories

Dusenbury
  Legacy of the Lumbermen:  Biographies of Henry R. Dusenbury,
William F. Wheeler, John G. Mersereau, and William W. Weston
  History of the Dusenbury Family:  Henry and Caroline's Seven children and the
Third Generation of Portville Dusenburys
  The Dusenbury Homes
 The Dusenbury Automobiles  

Hall of Fame
  Portville Hall of Fame Inductees

Lowrey
  The Family and Home of Guy T. Lowrey, by Bea L. Eldridge

Parish
 History of the Parish Family
 History of Smith Parish Hardware

Physicians
  History of Portville's Physicians

Various Biographical Sketches
 Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N.Y.,
edited by William Adams, Published 1893 - External Site

Women - Significant Portville Women of the 20th Century
 Helen Johnson, Genevieve Growney, Kathryn Rider, Mertie Keller, Miss Regan
 Bea Eldridge, Madaline Parish, Marie Dusenbury, Mary Tyler
  Lilla Wheeler, Elsie Borst Collins


PLACES AND BUSINESSES

 History of Leather Tanneries in Portville

 The Borax Twenty Mule Team Visits Portville, 1917

  Riverhurst Park

  The Old Toll Gate
  Red's and Trudy's
 Chaffee's Peanut Stand

  Fremmings Hot Shoppe in Westons Mills

  Merle Ludden Scrapbook - Portville Review Clippings from early 1940s

  Wendy Pfeiffer Lawrence's Pfeiffer Nature Center  - External Site


WAR HISTORY

 The Civil War:  Biography of Col. Lewis D. Warner of the 154th NYVI
 The Civil War:  List of the Veterans from Portville, all companies
 Portville in the Civil War - Cub Scout Presentation  NEW!! (Takes a few minutes to
load onto your browser)

 Portville in World War II

 World War I Roster: Harry Holcomb's Glimpses of Fifty Years - Page 4


Website Note:

This is not a complete history of Portville and its people, places, and things, but rather a compilation of articles that will be expanded over time.  More early Portville history can be
found in our book, "A History of the Town of Portville, 1805-1920."

With a focus on the 20th century, the website has many items that you will not find in the
Portville history book.  In addition, PHPS members receive informative newsletters with in-
depth articles on various topics, issued three times yearly.   

If you do not see what you are interested in on this site, please stop by our office in
Portville or send us an inquiry at
Contact Us.  Bookmark our site and check back here
often.  You never know what we will dig out of the file cabinet!
Portville, New York
This page was last updated on 04/08/2014