Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #10

The Young Rascals were “Groovin'” in 1967. This was the groups second number one, with “Good Lovin'” hitting the number one spot in 1966. They had a good string of hits until a couple members left in 1970. About ten years ago there were two groups touring at the same time with former members. One group was called The New Rascals and the other was called Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals.

“Groovin'” was the number one song on both Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box record charts for the weeks of May 14 – 27. Then it would return to the top spot on the Billboard chart for the weeks of June 11 – 24 while it returned to the top spot on the Cash Box chart for just the week of June 18 -24.

Rochesterville 1817

The above is the top of the first page of the records for the Village of Rochesterville. It is dated May 20th 1817. Four of the Trustees (one from each Ward) were present; Francis Brown, William Cobb, Everard Peck and Jehiel Barnard. Missing from this meeting is the other Trustee, Daniel Mack. At this meeting other people were appointed to village positions. Hastings R. Bender was appointed Clerk so that is his writing. Frederick F. Backus (a doctor) is appointed Treasurer and Israel Scrantom is appointed Poundkeeper. That position would keep stray horses and cattle until their owners could be found.

Farther down the page it is recorded that the first meeting of the Board of Trustees was on May 7th. At that they didn’t have a Clerk appointed so it is recorded after the second meeting. At the first meeting the only official task was to elect a President of the Trustees. Francis Brown was elected. He and his brother Matthew owned a mill on what is now named Brown’s Race next to the Upper Falls of the Genesee River.

Want to see the rest of the first page? Visit this web page from the City of Rochester to view the records of the Village of Rochesterville (1817 – 1834) the records of the Common Council of the City (1834 – 1900).

Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #26

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about early doctors and medical books.

In the early days people had pains same as they do today but more so as doctors were few and in between and everyone knew how to cure everyone else but himself. Medical books were in demand and carefully read. Here are a few that were advertised along about 1830.

  • “Bishat on Life and Death”
  • “Wistars Anatomy”
  • “Murray’s Materia Medica”
  • “Eberles Therapeutics”
  • “Risherand’s Phisology”
  • “Cooke on Nervous Diseases”
  • “Clarke on Females”
  • “Dewee’s Midwifery”
  • “Johnson on the Stomach”

Plus there is this ad that actually relates to the cartoon:

  • COPARTNERSHIP – Having the fullest confidence in the medical skill and integrity of Doct. Philander Tobey, after two years of intimate acquaintance, I have taken him as a partner in the practice of medicine & surgery. I can therefore recommend him to the favorable notice of my patrons. The copartnership will commence on the first of October. — All those indebted to either Dr. Tobey or myself, will see the necessity of making immediate payment of old and long standing accounts. — Dr. J. B. Elwwod.

Old News – Irish Minstrel Show

It is two months passed St. Patrick’s Day but there is going to be an Irish themed show at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Plus the ad reminds you that spring is a great time to but a house.


Friday, May 18, 1917


The tenth annual performance of the Great Irish Minstrels will be given at Cathedral Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings May 21, 23,24, when the glories of Ireland in song and story will touch the heart strings of all lovers of the “Ould Sod.” Several of Rochester’s celebrities will be seen and heard as “end men” and “soloists” and will expect their many friends to be present to give them the “glad hand.” They are Messrs. Roy Miller, Edward Sweeney, Leo Hogan, John J. McManus, Charles Hawken and Ray Golding. The management promises the finest evening’s entertainment on the three nights selected with the following outline of program:

The entertainment will open with a patriotic drill by a Corps of Cathedral Cadets in uniform. This will be followed by a short sketch entitled “Casey—The Piper,” which will bring in the “piper” and the “bag-pipes,” the “Irish jig” and “hornpipe,” the “Irish Colleen,” together with Joe Murphy’s famous tenor solo, “A Handful of Earth,” all grouped around Eddie Moore, the Irish comedian. Between the first and second part selections will be given on the harp by a well known harp soloist. Genuine “turf” will be in evidence on the stage and a piece of it will be passed around the Hall so that the audience may see and touch and handle it for themselves and perhaps “kiss” it.

Popular prices of fifty, thirty-five and twenty-five cents, will prevail as in former years. Tickets are now ready for distribution. Sale opens Saturday, 19th. Phone or write, Cathedral Rectory, 70 Frank St., phones—Bell, Main 2356; Home, Stone 3128, or Gibbons & Stone, 172 Main Street East, phones—Home, 1434; Bell, Main 1204.

NY State Equal Rights Guide

New York State has put out a new travel guide that highlights the State’s equal rights accomplishments and historic places to visit to learn more about them. The guide is separated into these sections:

  1. Abolitionists and African-American History
  2. Suffragists and the Birth of the Women’s Rights Movement
  3. Human Rights Destinations
  4. General Tourist Places

In 1917 New York became one of the first states to grant women the right to vote. The centennial of that event is being celebrated all over the State this year.

So if you are planning a genealogy trip this summer, you can also add some historic destinations to your travel itinerary.

Guide – Military & Veteran’s Records

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Military and Veteran’s Records. I cover most of the Wars from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. I left out the Mexican War because very few men from this area would have served in that war. I also left out the Spanish-American War as I couldn’t find much information on New York State soldiers in that war. It also was so short, less than 4 months, that most the soldiers that volunteered never saw any action.

I found that the website that has the best collection of military records is Fold3. All of the commercial websites have times during the year when they offer free access to their military records. With Armed Forces day coming on the May 20th, it is possible that some of those websites may give some free access. Also remember that there is free access in some libraries and LDS Family History Centers.

I added something to the Introduction/Table of Contents page. It is about chapters that have references to books. If the book is online then the title to the book will have a link to the book. For newer books or old books that haven’t been digitized then there is a link to WorldCat. If you put in your zip-code in WorldCat it will show the library with the book that is closest to you.