This is a transcription of an article published in the Warwick Valley Dispatch, dated Mar 2, 1979. Used with permission.
Hylah Hasbrouck, Warwick school teacher 30 years
Miss Hylah Hasbrouck, 96, a school teacher for 41 years, 30 of which were spent in the Warwick school system, died April 25, 1979, in Newton (NJ) Memorial Hospital. A former resident of Maple Avenue, Warwick, Miss Hasbrouck had resided in recent years at the Andover (NJ) Nursing Home.
Many Warwick resedents remember Miss Hasbrouck fondly as their fourth and fifth grade school teacher. In all her years in Warwick, 1910 - 1941, she was absent only 44 1/2 days. Twenty-five of them were taken in 1931 due to illness.
Miss Hasbrouck was born June 21, 1882, in New Platz, N.Y., the daughter of Josiah and Margaret DeKay Hasbrouck. After the death of her father, she and her moter lived with her grandmother on the old DeKay farm on the Jersey line.
She graduated from Warwick Institute in 1901 with a Regents diploma. In 1904 she graduated from New Platz, taking the "Classical Course." She did summer work at Oswego Normal in 1919 and 1928 and in 1935 spent five weeks at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She also took a course at New York University, toured Great Britian in 1938, and in 1939 visited Bermuda, Nassau, Jamaica and the New England States.
She started teaching sixth grade in Chester, N.Y. in 1904 for $400 a year, ten months a year. She taught in Chester until 1909. In 1910 she started teaching fifth grade in Warwick for $500 a year, she taught various combinations of grades, third through sixth. When she retired July 1, 1941, she was making $1600 a year.
Miss Hasbrouck was interested in children, teaching basket weaving at her home on Saturdays. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the YMCA wich sent holiday baskets to needy families. She joined the Reformed Church on June 3, 1899 and belonged to the Missionary Society and the Eendract Guild. She was also a member of the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick, the Hasbrouck Family Association and the Huguenot Historical Society of New Platz.
Miss Hasbrouck and her mother lived in the Hasbrouck House at 3 Maple Avenue which was in the family for 150 years. In the fall of 1967 the Chester Bank purchased the property and remodeled the home for use as a bank, for which they received an architectual award. It is now the Key Bank of Southeastern New York.
There is a special Hylah Hasbrouck room in the bank, with a portrait of Miss Hasbrouck over the mantel.
Miss Hasbrouck is survived by several cousins.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Lazear-Smith Funeral Home, Warwick, by the Rev. James Vincent.
Burial was in Warwick Cemetery.
Many of the transcriptions found here are now in published form. They have been published by the Orange County Genealogical Society (in Goshen, New York). Volume 3 includes my Volume 3 and Volume 5. Volume 4 includes my four parts of New Milford history. There is a planned Volume 5, which will include my Volumes 6, 7, and 8, Part 1, which is about 250 transcriptions. They can be purchase through the Genealogical Society. Just Google them and print out the order form. Or they can be purchased from the Warwick Historical Society. They are also on sale at the gift shop at Baird's Tavern. I would like to thank the Genealogical Society and Dan Burrows for their efforts. Started a new blog for images of Warwick. Go to: www.imagesofwarwicknewyork.blogspot.com.