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Iroquois Farm

Clayton Harvey Bantham Jr., 90: CCS Class of 1948, Worked for State Farm

In Memoriam

Clayton Harvey Bantham Jr., 90

CCS Class of 1948, Worked for State Farm

Clayton Harvey Bantham, Jr., 90, passed away February 5, 2021, at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. Born October 30, 1930, in Utica, Harvey was the son of Clayton Harvey Bantham, Sr. and Ruth Lucille Kline Bantham. The family moved to Cooperstown in 1936 when his father became manager at Iroquois Farm.

Upon graduating from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1948, he attended Rider University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. In 1951 Harvey entered active service with the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. In May 1954, Sgt. Bantham received his honorable discharge from the military and returned home to Cooperstown. There he met the love of his life, Annie Welsh, and they were married on April 9, 1955. They resided in West Milford, NJ for many years, and later moved to Wilton, NY, although they always called Cooperstown home.

Clayton J. Bantham Jr., 90; Korean Era Vet, State Farm Manager

IN MEMORIAM: Clayton H. Bantham Jr.,

90; Korean Era Vet, State Farm Manager

COOPERSTOWN – Clayton Harvey Bantham Jr., whose father managed Iroquois Farm, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 5, 2021, at Saratoga Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Wilton, Saratoga County.

Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Utica, Harvey was the son of Clayton Harvey Bantham, Sr. and Ruth Lucille Kline Bantham. In 1936, he moved to Cooperstown with his family when his father became Iroquois Farm manager.

Robert ‘Bob’ Reisman, 81; Clark Gardener Donated 10 Gals. In Blood

IN MEMORIAM: Robert ‘Bob’ Reisman, 81;

Clark Gardener Donated 10 Gals. In Blood

COOPERSTOWN – A few hours short of his 82nd birthday on Monday, April 10, 2017, Robert “Bob” Benedict Reisman passed peacefully on in the midst of an afternoon nap at the Marchand Manor home in Sharon Springs.    On Thursday, Sept. 7, his life was remembered and celebrated at his family’s graveyard plot in Richfield Springs.

Final Judging This Afternoon At Annual Jr. Livestock Show

Final Judging This Afternoon

At Annual Jr. Livestock Show

Kelly Steele, Cooperstown, makes friends with Jean Eugenia the goat. “I came here for the hugs and kisses!” said Steele. I grew up on our families’ farm but my father sold our farm after 30 years. I always wanted goats, so I come here!”
Kelly Steele, Cooperstown, makes friends with Jean Eugenia the goat at The Farmers’ Museum annual Junior Livestock Show, which has been underway at Iroquois Farm on Route 33 south of the Village of Cooperstown since Sunday.  Final judging and the awards ceremony is this afternoon.   “I came here for the hugs and kisses!” said Steele.  “I grew up on our families’ farm but my father sold our farm after 30 years. I always wanted goats, so I come here!”  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
PHOTO SPREAD IN THIS WEEK’S HOMETOWN ONEONTA,
FREEMAN’S JOURNAL, ON NEWSSTANDS WEDNESDAY
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