Auburn Citizen, March 31, 1922
SKANEATELES – Burglars believed to be members of the same band that has terrorized the western village of Onondaga County for the past two weeks broke into the store of Charles T. Major here Wednesday night and made away with $400 worth of cigars, cigarets and tobacco and about $4 in cash. The interior of the store was wrecked.
Chisels and other tools used by the robbers were identified as implements that were stolen from the home of a Skaneateles Junction carpenter a few nights ago.
Local authorities are certain the men who robbed Major’s store are members of the band that have robbed places in Elbridge, Mottville and other villages.
Mr. Major says the burglars evidently had a master key to his front lock. He says no windows were opened and that entrance and exit were made through the front door. The goods were strewn all over the store floor. The cash was taken from a gum slot machine.
Mr. Major says that he locked up for the night about 10 o’clock and discovered the robbery when he opened his store at 6:30 this morning.
Auburn Citizen Advertiser, May 24, 1932
Miss Anna E. Curtin, daughter of Peter Curtin of West Lake Road, will become the bride of Charles T. Major, supervisor of the Town of Skaneateles, Saturday. The ceremony will be performed in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church.
Miss Curtin will be attended by her sister, Miss Agnes Curtin, as bridesmaid, and Sarto C. Major will be his brother’s best man. The couple will reside in the new home recently completed by Mr. Major in Austin Street.
Auburn Citizen-Advertiser, July 2, 1962
Charles T. Major, 66, of 29 E. Austin St., Skaneateles, died in Mercy Hospital Sunday after a short illness. He has been a New York State Court of Claims Judge since Jan 1, 1953. He was appointed by former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey.
He was formerly justice of the peace of Skaneateles, town supervisor for Skaneateles and attorney for Onondaga County from 1940 until his appointment to the bench.
Judge Major was reappointed for a full nine-year term in 1957 by former Gov. Averill Harriman.
Born in Skaneateles Falls, Jan. 13, 1896, the son of Thomas E. and Ellen McCarthy Major. He began his law career in the village of Skaneateles as a member of the firm of Milford and Major. He left the firm upon his judicial appointment.
Mr. Major was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, a member of the Holy Name Society, the Syracuse Council 191 Knights of Columbus, Steuben Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, the Auburn Lodge BPOE Elks.
He was past president of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce and secretary-treasurer of the Skaneateles Short Line Railroad. He was also a member of the Skaneateles Country Club.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Curtin Major; two sons, Charles T. Major Jr. and Peter C. Major, both of Skaneateles; two sisters, Miss Laura M. Major and Mrs. James A. O’Shea, both of Skaneateles Falls; three brothers, Floyd J. Major and Lloyd M. Major, both of Skaneateles Falls, and Onondaga County Sheriff Sarto C. Major of Skaneateles, and three grandchildren. A deceased brother, John Major, was a member of the Auburn Police Department.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Marcellus Observer, August 19, 1971
Mrs. Anna Curtin Major of 29 Austin Street, Skaneateles, died recently at home after a long illness. She was 73.
She was born in Niles and had resided in Skaneateles 62 years. She was the widow of Charles T. Major, who had been attorney for the State Court of Claims.
Mrs. Major was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles, and was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She also was a member of the Stella Maris Retreat House Guild, Skaneateles.
Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Peter C. Major M.H.M. of East Malaysia and Charles T. Major, Town of Skaneateles justice; two sisters, Mrs. John Emperor and Miss Catherine Curtin, both of Skaneateles; a brother, Joseph Curtin of Rochester, and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at the family residence, 29 Austin Street. A Mass of resurrection was offered by the Rev. Robert Casey in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.
Syracuse Post-Standard, September 30, 2017
A life well- lived! It is the only way to describe Margaret Anita Palmer Major. Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Peggy, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on September 30, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents, John and Laura Palmer. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, the Honorable Charles T. Major; her brother John Palmer (Sue); her brother-in-law, Father Peter C. Major MHM; her 8 children Michael (Mariann), Mary, Margaret (Jeff), Mark (Martha), Matthew (Susan), Martha (Michael), Martin (Beth) and Mitch (Kristen); 26 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Peggy was a 1952 graduate of Skaneateles High School, where she was a student athlete involved in all five sports available to girls. She also graduated from the Eastman School of Dentistry. She worked as a dental hygienist before becoming a full-time, loving, stay-at-home mother to her eight children.
In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother (Nana), Peggy was a joyful, gentle and generous contributor to her lifelong community of Skaneateles, NY. She was a devoted supporter and fan of Skaneateles Hockey, while volunteering for others, including Meals on Wheels. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church.
Peggy left a loving mark on the lives of so many people in the community of Skaneateles. We are all better for walking with her through life.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Peggy will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday October 5, in St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Following the services the family will greet family and friends at The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the People of South Sudan, through Fr. Peter C. Major MHM at 27 East Austin Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152. Please make checks payable to Father Peter C. Major MHM.