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Title Property Record of 22 Miller Park
Catalog Number 2007.09.227
Scope & Content Property Record of 22 Miller Park

- Lot 18 -

1871 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: Joseph Leslie and Henry Leslie/ 15 years from 15 July 1871/ Term rent $100/ Note: The leases written in 1871 and part of 1872 were for 15 years/ By 1873, they were all for terms of 99 years/ The few short term ones issued were replaced by long term leases, as in this case
1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: Joseph Leslie, Corry, PA/ 99 years from 15 July 1871/ Term rent $100.00
1914 Estate: Joseph Leslie died intestate/ Hanna G. Leslie, Administratrix
1914 Chautauqua Institution lease: Ophelia J. Fleming, Oil City, PA/ (Widow of William Fleming)/ 602/216

- Lot 19 -

1874 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: William Hooker and L.W. Mason/ 99 years from 19 August 1872/ Term rent $100.00
1875 Lease Assigned to R.M. Harper, New Hope, PA
1898 Chautauqua Assembly lease: William Fleming, Oil City, PA/ Misc Record 20/45
1902 Estate: William Fleming died testate August 23, 1902/ Life use of the cottage left to his wife, Ophelia Jane Fleming, then to pass to their three daughters and one son, share and share alike
1910 Trust Agreement made by the mother and her four children, now all adults, naming Mrs. Fleming as Trustee/ The trust provided that upon the death of the Trustee all property be divided among the living parties, but if any had died and left issue, the issue would take the parent's share.

- Lots 18 & 19 -

1918 Estate: Margaret Fleming Landon, one of the four heirs named in the Trust Agreement died June 29, 1918 leaving her only issue, still a minor, Margaret Ann Landon/ Her father, Alfred M. Landon, as Guardian for his minor daughter, sold her interest to her aunts and uncle for $800.00/ Note: Margaret Fleming, a young summer resident at this 22 Miller Park, married Alfred Mossman Landon whose folks were cottage holders across Whitfield Avenue at 20 Miller Park/ "Alf" Landon became the Governor of Kansas and spoke at Chautauqua when he was the Republican nominee to run against President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936
1935 Estate: Ophelia Jane Fleming died testate February 26, 1935/ She willed the cottage to her three children: Walter, Maude and Grace
1939 Chautauqua Institution deed: Walter W. Fleming, Tulsa, OK; Maude Fleming Gnade, Oil City, PA; Grace Fleming Relf, Altadena, CA/ In lieu of the 1898 and 1914 leases to their parents/ 653/5
1943 Eleanor F. Pascoe, Pittsburgh, PA/ 681/437
1946 Florence H. Chalmers, Buffalo, NY/ 755/249
195? Estate: Florence H. Chalmers died leaving husband, James S. Chalmers her only heir
1959 Option to Purchase Real and Personal Property: James S. Chalmers grants to Mildred B. Dougherty..."the right to purchase this property upon payment to his Estate the amount of the assessed valuation of said real property at the time of purchase/ Said purchase to be made between the date of death of James S. Chalmers and ten months later."/ 1141/43
1960 Estate: James S. Chalmers died testate/ Forbes F. Dougherty, Executor, Buffalo, NY
1960 Mildred B. Dougherty, Buffalo, NY/ (Later known as Mildred B. Buckley)/ 1157/72
1968 Max, Jr. & Christine B. Oppenheimer (H&W), Fredonia, NY/ 1346/140
1968 Chautauqua Institution Permit to continue to use part of public land covered by this house as long as this building exists/ Upon destruction, for any reason, this license ends? 1346/144
1968 Chautauqua Institution plan filed regarding automobile parking spaces in Asbury Avenue behind this house and others/ 1346/147
1975 Charles R. Ross, Hamburg NY and Donald W. Ross, East Aurora, NY/ 1563/220
2005 March 23 - Donald Ross to Annette Ross, 22 Miller Park, Chautauqua, NY 14722/ 50-10-1
2009 September 15 Charles Ross to Charles & Martha Ross, 188 Governors Rd., Ponte Vedra, FL 32082; 2684/421

2009 December 7 Seller: Robert Edelman; Buyer: John Fitzgerald, 701 West Lakeside Ave., #906, Cleveland OH 44113; 2690/421
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Fleming, Margaret
Chalmers, Florence H.
Leslie, Joseph
Leslie, Henry
Leslie, Hanna G.
Fleming, Ophelia J.
Hooker, William
Mason, L.W.
Harper, R.M.
Fleming, William
Landon, Margaret Fleming
Landon, Margaret Ann
Landon, Alfred Mossman
Fleming, Walter W.
Gnade, Maude Fleming
Relf, Grace Fleming
Pascoe, Eleanor F.
Chalmers, Florence H.
Chalmers, James S.
Dougherty, Mildred B.
Dougherty, Forbes F.
Buckley, Mildred B.
Oppenheimer, Max, Jr.
Oppenheimer, Christine B.
Ross, Charles R.
Ross, Donald W.
Ross, Annette
Edelman, Robert
Fitzgerald, John
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