|The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
|17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770
This week, we are finishing our Harry Holcomb story, Glimpses of Fifty Years. A brief biography
and obituary on the author is also included. We are starting to add some Civil War information and
photographs, 4 new sketches of our Significant Portville Women, and take you directly to the correct
page. To return to our most recent homepage, go to our archive.
Our newest additions include:
|The Portville High School Faculty of 1903-04
and Principal Fuller of Franklinville
Portville, New York
The lovely watercolor in our toolbar (at left) is a depiction of the office at 17 Maple Avenue. The
artist is Portville's very own talent, Marilyn Reynolds.
Welcome to PHPS
This page was first updated on 02-25-08
This page was last updated on 2-26-13
Charlie Bedford and
This photograph is a copy of an
old tin type from our collection
of a couple of pals, Charlie
Bedford and William Trenkle.
The photo was probably taken in
the early 1880's.
Born in 1864, Charles L. Bedford
was the son of Ezra and Ellen
Deming Bedford. He died in
1914 at age 50.
William Trenkle, from the
blacksmithing family on Main
Street, was known as "Billy" and
made his way in Minneapolis.
Reuben Hatch (behind the wheel), George and Dana Scutt, Wallace Fox
Archie McDougald, Margaret James, Lizzie James, Blanche Smith