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Title Property Record of 20 Miller Park
Catalog Number 2007.09.226
Scope & Content Property Record of 20 Miller Park

- Lot 21 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: James T. Edwards, East Randolph, NY/ 99 years from 18 August 1873/ Term rent $75.00/ "Timber on said lot reserved and not to be cut by said second party."/ 157/60
*1874 Lease Assigned to Rev. William H. Mossman
1875 Note: Rev. Mossman built the summer cottage about 1875 when most of the leaseholders were using tents, some were placed on platforms.
1876 Lease Assigned: Sarah M. (Mrs. Thomas) Woods, 1/2 interest; William J. Woods 1/4 interest; and John F. Laubender 1/4 interest/ 169/277
1884 Lease Assigned to John F. Laubender, Union City, PA/ 215/482
1884 Lease Assigned to Miss Sarah Catherine Woods, Union City, PA/ 215/483
1902 Lease Assigned to Dillie (Mrs. O.M.) Russell, Butler, PA/ 296/570
**1911 Chautauqua Institution lease: J.M. Landon, Independence, KS
1914 Chautauqua Institution lease: Elfred H. Overton, Westfield, NY
1919 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Louise Sumner, St. Louis, MO/ 592/406
1939 Chautauqua Institution deed: Mrs. Louise Sumner and Mrs. Mary A.B. Ducorron, both from St. Louis, M/ In lieu of the 1919 lease to Mrs. Sumner/ 653/151
1944 J.M. & Gladys S. Wilk (H&W), Oklahoma City, OK/ 691/448
1965 Ann Miller MacMillan, Pittsburgh, PA/ 1222/437
* **1990 Notes: Rev. Wm. H. Mossman was the maternal grandfather of and J. Mossman Landon was the father of Alfred Mossman Landon who became Governor of Kansas/ "Alf" spoke at Chautauqua when he was the Republican nominee to run against President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.
Alfred Landon spent his childhood summers at this cottage and became acquainted with Margaret Fleming, a neighbor across Whitfield Avenue at 22 Miller Park. "Peggy" Fleming became the first Mrs. Alfred M. Landon but died in 1918 leaving one child, still a minor
1994 Ann MacMillan, Milford, PA
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Edwards, James T.
Mossman, William H.
Woods, Sarah M.
Woods, William J.
Laubender, John F.
Woods, Sarah Catherine
Russell, Dillie
Landon, J.M.
Overton, Elfred H.
Sumner, Louise
Ducorron, Mary A.B.
Wilk, J.M.
Wilk, Gladys S.
MacMillan, Ann Miller
Landon, Alfred Mossman
Fleming, Margaret
MacMillan, Ann
Real Estate
Object Name Property reference file
Classification Real Estate
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Need to Classify
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Accumulation 2007
Cottage Nickname Alfred M. Landon Cottage