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Subject: Obit photo help needed - Sidney A. Bowers, Killed in W.W.II
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 21:44:23 EST

On 4/1/06 (1:55:45 PM MST), in a posting to the Nassau County Ancestry Board
that was 'gatewayed' to , Edward Maier ()

"Hello: I need help finding an obituary photograph or any other photograph
of T/4 Sidney A. Bowers. He was killed in action in World War II on 20 April
1945. He is from Sea Cliff, New York. Thank you in advance for your help."

For questions such as yours, you may want to contact the Sea Cliff Village
Library (the library can suggest which local newspaper might have this
information and other possible sources of information):

Sea Cliff Village Library
Sea Cliff and Central Avenues
Sea Cliff, NY 11579-0281

Tel: 516/671-4290
Fax: 516/759-6613



The Village of Sea Cliff is the most unique community in either Nassau or
Suffolk County: the village and the postal zone that share the same name have an
identical border.

The pertinent geography:

The Village of Sea Cliff (incorporated in 1883) is in the northwest part of
the Town of Oyster Bay, in the north-central part of Nassau County. There are
18 villages (municipal corporations) and 18 hamlets (unincorporated areas) all
or partly within the Town of Oyster Bay. There are 2 cities and 3 towns in
Nassau County. (I'm including after my name a NYS Geographic Glossary with the
NYS definitions of county, city, town, village, hamlet and postal zone.)

Beginning on its northern border and proceeding clockwise, the Village of Sea
Cliff is bordered on the north by the City of Glen Cove; on the east by the
Hamlet of Glen Head; on the south by the Hamlet of Glenwood Landing; and, on
the west by Port Washington Harbor.

And, unlike every other of the 293 communities (2 cities + 96 villages + 196
hamlets = 293 communities) in either Nassau or Suffolk Counties, the village
(Sea Cliff) and the postal zone (Sea Cliff, NY) that use the same name, have
the exact same border:

………Village of Sea Cliff...................752
..........Sea Cliff, NY 11579.................752

Thus, every place in the Village of Sea Cliff has a Sea Cliff, NY mailing
address and every place with a Sea Cliff, NY mailing address is in the Village of
Sea Cliff. No other city, village or hamlet on Long Island can make this

For those who have their copy of the 2005 or earlier edition of the LI
Population Survey or have already downloaded the report from the Long Island Power
Authority web site (eMail me directly if you need instructions on how to access
and download the report), you'll find the Village of Sea Cliff (incorporated
in 1883) in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County on pages 5 & 11 (map) and 12
(population estimate).

I hope this information is useful or, at least, interesting.


Walter Greenspan
Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY

. Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets and Postal Zones in New York State

New York State is divided into counties.

A county is a municipal corporation, a subdivision of the state, created to
perform state functions; a "regional" government. All counties are divided
into cities, towns and Indian reservations.

A city is a unique governmental entity with its own special charter. Cities
are not sub-divided, except into neighborhoods, which are informal geographic

A town is a municipal corporation and encompasses all territory within the
state except that within cities or Indian reservations. Towns can be
sub-divided into villages and hamlets.

A village is a general purpose municipal corporation formed voluntarily by
the residents of an area in one or more towns to provide themselves with
municipal services. The pattern of village organization is similar to those of a
city. A village is divided into neighborhoods, which are informal geographic

A hamlet is an unincorporated area in one or more towns that is governed
at-large by the town(s) it is in. A hamlet is divided into neighborhoods, which
are informal geographic areas.

Postal Zone "City" and "Town"
A postal zone "City" and "Town" is an administrative district established by
the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the mail. Postal zone "City" and "Town"
may not (but are encouraged to) conform to municipal or community borders.
Thus, postal zone location does not always determine city, village or hamlet

Please be aware: In many areas of New York State, the problem of
non-conforming postal zones leads to a situation where the majority of places have a
different community name in their mailing address than the community where that
place is actually located.

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