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Alice Cately Ettling First Women Carriage Maker "The Daughter"


Alice Catley Ettling daughter Shepard W. Cately and Maria Moore d. of George Augustus Moore and Catherine Arvilla Brown Photo from private family collection



Alice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Eastern Star, the Tioughnioga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Twentieth Century Club. Along with three other ladies, she raised funds to start Cortland’s first hospital and served on its board of lady managers. She was also an organizer of the Red Cross in Cortland and was a life member of the Gideons (providers of Bibles to hotel rooms). See "BURIED TREASURES" COLUMN" by Steve Sbelgio. Read Full article at Cortland Rural Cemetery

The 1899 Grip’s Historical Souvenir of Cortland recounts her business successes as “proprietor of patents known as Cately Carriage Attachments” and also describes her as an “active, shrewd, and enterprising business woman.”

From Lineage Book - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 49 Also see Cortland County book has a great picture of her and the chapter members Descendant of Lieut Joseph Moore Josiah Moore and Lieut Ephraim Middlebrook. Daughter of Shepherd W Cately and Maria Moore his wife Granddaughter of John Moore and Mary L Middlebrook his wife. Gr granddaughter of Josiah Moore Jr b 1765 and Abigail Dewey his wife John Middlebrook and Polly Rachel Beach his wife. Gr gr granddaughter of Josiah Moore b 1737 and Anna Gillette his wife Ephraim Middlebrook and Elizabeth Munson his wife. Gr gr gr granddaughter of Joseph Moore and Elizabeth Allyn his wife Joseph Moore 1712 90 who was lieutenant in the early wars gave service in the Revolution from New Windsor where he was born and where he died His sons Joseph Elisha Asa Abijah and Josiah served in the war Also Ephraim Middlebrook 1736-77 was killed while serving as lieutenant of his company at the battle of Ridgefield under Benedict Arnold 1777 He was born in Stratford Conn

Mrs A Ettling of Cately & Ettling Cortland NY writes to THE SPOKESMAN that she is preparing to close out the business something that will be regretted by their hosts of customers throughout the country Mrs Ettling has always been a familiar figure at the Annual CBNA Conventions having attended twenty eight consecutive meetings of the organization always exhibiting their line of buggy top springs and levers and roller chafe irons.

Photo of Alice's father Shepard W. Cately


From Boston Herald 1903



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