Cattaraugus County New York
Submitted by PHGS member Pam Davis
NOTE: From Richard C. Lamb
My Great Grandfather was Moses Boyden Lamb and he was a member of the group that organized the Cemetery on Oct. 26, 1874. He married Susan Peck Vaughan24 Sept 1859 and had three children, 1.) Orlando Blanchard Lamb, b. 30 Aug 1860, Cadiz, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., 2.) Abbie Emily Lamb, b. 15 Jun 1864, Machias, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., 3.) William Sherman Lamb, b. 15 March 1872 , Machias, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.
My grandfather was William Sherman Lamb and he married Nellie Emily Covell and that is another long story that goes back to two members of the MAYFLOWER.
At her home in this village, Thursday at 1 a.m., Feb. 16th, 1888, KATE, wife of MILO WHITING, aged 46 years and 7 months. CATHERINE GOO, (known as Kate), was born in Ashford, Cattaraugus County, July 17, 1841. She was married July 12, 1864. Three children have been given them, two of these dying in infancy, the other, Archie G., who survives, has been confined to his bed from lung trouble for the past two weeks. Mr. Whiting has also been confined to the house for several weeks. Mrs. Whiting was formerly a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Pike. Nearly two years ago she united with the M. E. church of this place. She retained consciousness until the very last, giving messages to her family, and to her aged mother she sent these words: "It is all rest and peace". Mrs. Whiting was held in high esteem by all who knew her. The funeral took place to-day from the residence at 1 p.m. Rev. J. M. Field, of Machias, preaching the sermon. The sympathies of a large circle of friends are with the bereaved family.
Resolutions of Condolence:
At a regular review of Centre Tent No. 28 K.O.T.M. held in their hall Feb. 22, 1888, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whereas, It had pleased an all-wise Father in his infinite wisdom to remove from this life, the beloved wife of Sr. Kt. M. M. Whiting and mother of Sr. Kt. Archie Whiting, and Whereas, It is but just and right that we, in some manner, recognize her noble character and Christian virtues, therefore be it Resolved that we, members of Centre Tent No. 28, while we humbly bow to this dispensation of Providence, no less sincerely mourn in sympathy with our esteemed brothers, and Resolved That in the death of Mrs. Whiting, the community has lost a most valuable member and her husband suffers the loss of a devoted companion, and the son is deprived of the invaluable examples of a true Christian mother. Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be presented to the Tent, and a copy presented to the YORKSHIRE PRESS with a request for publication. MYRON E. FISHER, JOHN HUNT, T. H. WALPOLE, Committee.
Resolutions of Condolence:
Whereas, it has been a part of the Divine plan that man should not always dwell upon the earth with those who are dear to him here, but that he should meet with a change either sooner or later in life which change is called death, and Whereas, This transition, called death, has removed from the home of our friend and companion, ARCHIE G. WHITING, a beloved mother whose kind precept and exemplary Christian life have been so forcible as to imprint themselves indelibly upon his mind, and Whereas, by the death of MRS. KATE WHITING, an affectionate wife and kind neighbor has been removed from this community, therefore, resolved, that we members of Y.C.C. Tel. Co. to our associate, ARCHIE G. WHITING, and his father, MILO M. WHITING tender our sincerest sympathy, and, as we can not fully realize the depth of their sorrow, we would humbly commend them to Him in whom was her trust during life, and Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be presented to the afflicted father and son, and one to the YORKSHIRE PRESS with a request for publication. Y.C.C. Tel. Co.
In Memory of our Sister:
Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from among us our friend and sister in Christ, KATE WHITING, that in her death our church an community have lost a most earnest and affectionate friend and neighbor who was loved by all; that in her death the family have lost a dear wife and mother, who in her pure and noble life has left and example which they and all of us will do well to follow; that we tender to the grief stricken husband and son, ARCHIE, our deepest sympathy in this their hour of bereavement. Our loss is her gain. One more link has been broken from our fraternal chain. We had the pleasure of knowing our sister some years ago, and she had that same kind of friendly way then as in her last days. She was loved by her schoolmates, school and Sunday school scholars who have never forgotten the good advice she gave the, though it was a good many years ago and have grown to manhood and have families of their own. May we each remember her noble example. As we drop the sympathizing tear on her grave, may we so order our lives that when the angel of death calls for us we can fold our hands and say, "Thy will, not mine be done". MRS. MARY PERSONS, MRS. NETT CHENEY
ALICE J. LANGMADE:
After one long weary year of declining health MRS. ALICE J. LANGMADE, wife of DANIEL P. LANGMADE, died at a few minutes after three o'clock on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 11th. Death had hovered over her enfeebled from form for weeks, and she, as well as her friends, realized that the end was but a few days distant at most. Conscious until the very last, she passed away singing—though scarcely audible, --a favorite hymn, "O! Happy Day." She expressed no fear of death, but on the contrary longed for the final moment when she would be released from her suffering. Calm and reflective were her last days, --so much so that she dictated every possible arrangement for her funeral, even to the pastor's subject. "At Rest," The deceased was born in the town of Oakfield, N.Y., forty-six years ago and come with her parents to this town but when an infant. She was the eldest child of GEORGE H. and MARY J. WHITING, and was united in marriage to DANIEL P. LANGMADE, October 15, 1868. One year ago her lungs began to give way, and that, with a complication of other diseases, baffled medical skill and her decline was gradual. The funeral took place at the Universalist Church, Tuesday, the 15th inst. At noon, and consisted of a prayer by REV. THURESSON of the M.E. Church, and a sermon by REV. I. K. RICHARDSON, pastor of the Universalist Church, Titusville, Pa., a former pastor here. Her remains were deposited in the family plot in McKinstry Cemetery, which adjoins the farm on which many of her happy girlhood days were passed.
MRS. EMMA L. NEWTON, whose sudden death was briefly announced last week, perished in the morning of womanhood; for but twenty brief years had flown since she first looked out upon this world in the town of Farmersville, N.Y. Less than one year of wedded life and her frail body, borne down by the weight of an offspring, wended its way to mother earth, leaving behind a frail infant daughter to survive without a mother's tender love. The deceased was the daughter of FRED HALSTEAD, many years ago a resident of Pike, N.Y. The funeral took place at her late home on Railroad Street in this village at two p.m., Sunday, REV. THURESSON of the M. E. Church, officiating, and the burial was in Mapledale. It is needless to say the sudden ending of this young married person's life casts a gloom over our townspeople and expressions of sorrow are many.
MRS. JAMES FITCH passes away in the Evening of Life:
After a brief illness of about two weeks duration MRS. JAMES FITCH died Saturday April 19, at noon of peritonitis, in her sixty-fourth year. Her maiden name was ORRELLA RYDER and she was one of the early residents of the town of Sardinia. She leaves a husband and three sons, JAS. L., CHAS. and HORACE H. The obsequies were conducted at her late residence Monday by Rev. N. F LANGMADE who spoke from the subject: "Humane Sympathy not Wrong." The interment was in the Yorkshire Center Cemetery.
Through the columns of the PRESS we desire to thank, kindly, our friends and neighbors for their many friendly acts and consolations shown us during our recent great affliction, that the death of our wife and mother, JAS. FITCH, HORACE H. FITCH, JAS. L. FITCH JR.
JOHN A. LYNDE whose death occurred at the home of his son-in-law, GEO. BOLTON, McKinstry, Saturday, Feb. ?0th, was born in Erie County in 1818, and has been a resident of this town for fifty-two years. He married in 1840, and thirteen children was the result of this union, nine of whom are still living. He had taught 49 terms of school and many of his pupils were present at the funeral which occurred at McKinstry, Monday and was conducted by REV. GILCHRIST of the Baptist Church of this village. The interment was at Machias.
ANN GOULD WORDEN the subject of this sketch, daughter of DAVID and JANE GOULD, was born in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., Oct. 17, 1818, and died at her home in this village Friday, Feb. 19th, 1892, in her 74th year. She moved with her parents from Groton to her late home in this village when 16 years of age. In Feb., 1838, she was married to FREDERICK G. WORDEN and removed to Ashtabula County, Ohio, and two years later returned to what was then Delevan in this town. Forty-three years ago she moved to the old homestead where she died, and her husband died Sept. 14th, 1863, leaving to her care three sons who survive her. In early live (sic) she was converted under the preaching of REV. H. N. PLUM(B?) pastor of the F. B. Church at Elton, and fourteen years ago she united with the First Baptist Church of this village. In the death of Mrs. WORDEN her sons are deprived of a mother, and the community of a much respected neighbor. The obsequies occurred at her late home Sunday, Feb. 21, and were largely attended. The interment took place in Yorkshire Center Cemetery.
In The Embrace of Death:
MRS. ELIZABETH HARMON died at the residence of E. A. HARMON at McKinstry, Monday, February 4th. MRS. HARMON was born in the town of Paris, Oneida County, N. Y., on the19th day of September, 1806. She, with her parents, MR. and MRS. LUTHER WHEELER, afterward removed to Wolcott, Wayne County, N.Y. In 1823 they came to Yorkshire. She was married to JOHN HARMON August 20th, 1826, and has lived on the same farm from that date until her death. She was the oldest of the pioneer settlers in this town, and was acquainted with all the hardships and privations of the early settlers. At that time, what is now a prosperous farming country, was a howling wilderness, and wild animals made sad havoc with their farm stock. Her husband died June 12, 1855. She was the mother of seven children, six of whom are now living. The funeral occurred at the McKinstry school house, Wednesday, Feby. 6, REV. ODELL of East Ashford officiating. Interment at McKinstry.
Dead at 112:
HUMPHREY SMITH, colored, died at his home in the westerly part of the town Saturday Evening, Nov. 5th. The deceased was probably the best known and most prominent of his rce int the town of this day. He had experienced a long and eventful career having been born a slave, and to escape that tyranic bondage, fled north, locating this town, where he married and reared a family of three children and for many, may years (his reputed age was 112 years) borne the cares and responsibilities of an American citizen with honor and fidelity. The funeral occurred at his late home Sunday, and the interment took place in the rural cemetery near there. (1892)
(1892) Death of an Aged Negro:
HUMPHREY SMITH, a colored man, who has been known in this vicinity as long as most any living person can remember, died at his home on "Blue Hill," in the town of Yorkshire, about five miles east of Springville, Nov. 4, at the remarkable age of 108 years. There is no doubt that was his correct age, according to proofs. MR. SMITH was born near Richmond, Va., of slave parents in 1784, but escaped to the north when young, and lived on Grand Island, in this County for a number of years, when some sixty years ago he moved to his farm of 100 acres in Yorkshire, where he died. For a number of years he worked at blacksmithing, also at teaming, well digging, etc. He had two daughters, and a son who was in the Union Army, and was killed in battle. He was industrious and honest and was respected by all who knew him. –Springville Local News.
Death of REV. LANGMADE:
REV. N. F. LANGMADE died suddenly at East Otto Thursday (yesterday). The funeral is announced for Saturday, tomorrow, at the Baptist Church in this village at 1 p.m.
NATHAN FOLLETT LANGMADE:
The death of REV. N.F. LANGMADE, briefly announce in last week's issue, took place at his late home in East Otto on Wednesday evening, July 26, 1899, at about 6 o'clock. The end came suddenly. He was walking in the field back of his home, when heart disease overtook him and he fell lifeless. The deceased was born in the town of Yorkshire, in the house now occupied by DANIEL BISHOP, seventy-four years ago. At an early age he experienced religion, and when only eighteen he erected an amateur pulpit in the now abandoned school house in the Cheney district. For two years his young ministerial efforts were confined to that neighborhood. Persistent efforts resulted in ordination in 1859 and his work in the Baptist pulpit was crowned with success. He was a member of the 154th N.Y. Volunteers and followed that regiment for two years, both as a private and chaplain. He preached in Delevan a long time, at one period six years in succession, and in other places an equally unbroken period. He was highly esteemed by everybody, both saint and sinner, and his memory will long be cherished. Of his family there is left a widow and one daughter. His remains arrived overland on Saturday and the funeral took place in the Baptist Church at one p.m. sermon by REV. SCOVIL. The interment was in Mapledale. And as the earth closed over one who had given more than half century to the expounding of God's Word and the uplifting of mankind, a spirit seemed to whisper, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
Cards of Thanks:
We would respectfully tender our friends and neighbors our sincere thanks for their sincere thanks for their kind assistance and sympathy shown us during our recent affliction, the illness and death of our dear grandson, OMER LANGMADE. REV. N. F. LANGMADE and family.
THE FOLLOWING LINES ARE WRITTEN TO THE MEMORY OF LITTLE LESLIE SCHURE:
Death entered the home, a defiant intruder, and bore o'er the river the dear one you love; while you mourn, he has gone to the Father who gave him, Who place him with angels to sing up above: He has gone to the beautiful land o'er the river and stands a true light on the heavenly shore; He is waving the signal that Jesus has given to guide the dear parents the sweet evermore. Oh mourn not dear parents, but think of the trouble the waves and the billows a lifetime would bring; Then think of the home where no trouble can reach him. Where none but bright angels in innocence sing.
Beyond the Silent River:
MELISSA LANGMADE DAGGETT, wife of FRANK DAGGETT, died of pulmonary consumption at her late home of Railroad Street in this village at a few minutes after seven o'clock, p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. The deceased was the third daughter of DR. WM. LANGMADE, deceased and was born in this town, March 13, 1838. On Oct. 6, '58, their marriage occurred, five children, (four now living) being the result of the union. The funeral occurred at her late home Sunday, REV. I. K. RICHARDSON pastor of the Universalist Church convened to pay a farewell tribute to a life worthy of emulation. MRS. DAGGETT was a kind hospitable lady and the door of her home was always ajar to visitors, and they were always welcomed by a kind word and a friendly greeting. For two years the deceased has been an invalid, much of the time suffering great pain, which was borne with fortitude. By the death of MRS. DAGGETT the husband is bereft of a kind companion, the children and efficionate (sic) mother and the community a worthy lady. The interment occurred in the family plot in the Yorkshire Center Cemetery Sunday at noon.
Card of Thanks:
We desire through the Press to thank our neighbors and friends for their kind assistance and many comforting manifestations shown us during our great bereavement. B.F. DAGGETT and family.
ADA DAGGETT SMITH, wife of FRANK SMITH died at her home near Elton, at 11 p.m. Thursday, neuralgia of the heart being the cause. The deceased had not been in full enjoyment of health for some time, but her sudden demise entirely unlooked for. But fifteen minutes previous to her death she conversed intelligently with friends. She was the only surviving daughter of MR. and MRS. NELSON DAGGETT of Delevan and was only forty-seven years old. She leaves a husband, one son and a daughter. The funeral will take place in the Baptist Church at Elton at one o'clock to-day Interment will be in Mapledale.
MISS NANCY L. CHENEY at Rest:
MISS NANCY L. CHENEY, who suffered a paralytic stroke two months ago and has been confined to her bed since that time, died at seven o'clock p.m. Saturday, May 27, 1899. The deceased was the only surviving member of the family of WELLS and DEBBY CHENEY and had reached the age of 67 years. Many years of the best part of her life were given to the support and care of her aged parents. She possessed more than ordinary literary ability and was a pleasant and entertaining writer. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-five years,, and was always a worthy member. She was esteemed also, by the masses for her pure womanly character. The funeral took place in the M.E. Church at one o'clock, Monday of this week, and was conducted by the pastor, REV. W.B. ROBINSON, who preached from a selection found in John 14:2-2. The interment occurred in Mapledale.
Card of Thanks:
MR. and MRS. WILLARD ROBINSON desire to extend their heartfelt thanks to their many friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted them during the recent illness and death of their little daughter.
Four Score and Seven:
For more than half a century WELLS CHENEY has been a conspicuous figure hereabouts, and men whose heads are now silvered by age can look back to the time they were lads and recall him as "Uncle Wells." He first saw daylight in Essex County, this state, and on Monday of this week, he closed his eyes on this world forever. Acute cystits (sic) was the determining cause. The funeral occurred in the Union Church Wednesday, REV. FAIRCHILD officiating. Interment in Delevan Cemetery.
Death has again visited our village and this time removed MRS. LOVISA FOX, wife of HARTLEY FOX. The end came an noon on Sunday the 8th inst. (sic) Her age was 71 years. The deceased was born in Pike, N.Y., and was the daughter of JAMES and PHOEBE PHELPS. MRS. FOX had been ill with cancer of the liver for some time and her death was not a surprise. The deceased leaves a husband, one son, WM. FOX of Farmersville, and one daughter, MISS VIOLA FOX of this village. The funeral took place Tuesday at the Free Baptist Church at Elton, REV. PIERCE officiating. Interment in Elton Cemetery.
THE GRIM REAPER:
MRS. HANNAH LUDAN CLEVELAND wife of NORMAN CLEVELAND, died at her home in this village Saturday evening, July 25th. She was born in England in 1824. The deceased leaves a husband and two children. The obsequies occurred at the Baptist Church Monday, REV. GILCHRIST officiating; interment in Yorkshire Centre Cemetery.
"The Pure in Heart Shall See God.":
MRS. HELEN G. ROBINSON died of typhoid fever at her home on North Main Street, in this village at an early hour Monday morning, March 5th, '94, at the age of forty-eight years. The deceased was the daughter of FINIUS WHITE, and formerly resided at McKinstry. During her abode in this village she had gained many warm friends who are grief-stricken at her seemingly untimely death. She was a member of, and an ardent worker in the Methodist Church, and a teacher in the Sunday School, hence her death is keenly felt. The funeral services were held in the Union Church Wednesday, REV. FAIRCHILD, her pastor, officiating, and was largely attended. Interment in Mapledale.
DWIGHT H. ROBINSON was born in the town of Yorkshire in 1841, died September 12, 1911. He was united in marriage to HELEN G. WHITE September 22nd, 1863. To them were born two sons, EDGAR D. ROBINSON of Holland, N.Y., and HUGH E. ROBINSON of Washington. He was twice married. His second marriage was with MRS. CAROLINE ROSIER who survives him. He was a member of the M.E. Church of Delevan. For the last year and a half he has been in poor health. On Sept. 12th, he entered into rest. The funeral services were held in the M.E. Church at Delevan, Sept. 14th, 1911, G.O. FISHER of Machias officiating, assisted by W. L. MOORE of Delevan. Interment at Delevan by the side of his wife, HELEN, who died March 5, 1894.
Ashes to Ashes:
A telegram received in this village Saturday announced the sudden death at North Baltimore, O., of MR. COLIN SCOTT. The deceased had been ill but three days and his demise was sudden and unlooked for. The obsequies occurred at the home of his daughter at that place Monday. MR. SCOTT was in many respects a remarkable man, having attained the age of 85 years, with nearly full force and vigor. He was an expert in manipulating oil territory leases, and many a Yorkshireite owes his first financial start to COLIN SCOTT'S influence. By his death his family are deprived of an indulgent parent, and the community of an active citizen.
JAMES WHITING who has resided in this town for full sixty-one years, passed quietly away at his home at McKinstry at noon Sunday, August 30, at the age of 66 years, consumption being the cause. He was born at Pike, N.Y., and was a quiet, unpretentious citizen, much respected by the community in which he lived. The funeral occurred at his late home Tuesday, REV. J. M. FIELD officiating. Interment at McKinstry.
CARD OF THANKS:
MRS. JAMES WHITING wishes to very earnestly thank her friends and neighbors for their kindness during her late bereavement, the illness, death and burial of her husband.
THE GRIM REAPER:
MRS. ELIZABETH HODGE, relict of LEONARD HODGE, died at the home of her son PERRY HODGE, 2 miles west of this village, at seven p.m. Friday, March 1st, of pneumonia. The deceased had reached 75 years and was an old resident. She was the daughter of JOHN and ELIZABETH PIERCE. The funeral took place at her late home Sunday at 2:30, REV.MARCUS J. BROWN officiating. Interment at McKinstry.
MRS. J. S. ALDRICH, who has been sick for some time, was called to her last home on Monday evening, Aug. 20. The funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Aug. 23, REV. SHERK officiating, assisted by REV. MARZOLPH of this place and REV. J. L. WEST of Springville. MRS. ALDRICH was a quiet Christian woman and always had a cheerful smile and word. Several from out of town attended the funeral.
MR. TWITCHELL has been entertaining company from Glenwood.
MISS LULU BROWNELL of Perrysburg was the guest of MISS ALICE FULLER Sunday.
WESLEY DEMMON stuck a pitchfork tine through his leg while threshing a few days ago.
The musicale under the direction of REV. MARZOLPH, held, in the Congregational Church, was well attended. The anthems and solos were very will rendered. REV. MARZOLPH is now taking a two weeks vacation at his home at Niagara Falls.
MISSES ADELL and EVA WEAST, ALICE FULLER, FLORENCE BROWNELL, and MRS. EDITH RICE have begun their respective schools in this vicinity.
MISSES RUTH OYER, IOLA HAMMOND, and ALTIE HAMMOND and BERT HADLEY are attending school at Springville.
MISSES IVA HOLLAND and ALLIE DAY have returned to the Delevan High School for the coming year.
C.N. BIGELOW is quite sick.
SOLOMON UPSON, and old and respected farmer of Springville, was buried Jan. 24.
MRS. ELVIRA MASON:
MRS ELVIRA CHEESEMAN MASON was born at Lerayville, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 23, 1817, the third of eleven children. Her father was ABNER CHEESEMAN, a farmer, for many years a resident of the town of Freedom. He was a son of ANSON CHEESEMAN, who served throughout the Revolutionary War, a lineal descendant of ANSON CHEESEMAN who left England for America in time of the persecution of the Protestants. Her mother was NANCY BALL, a daughter of NATHANEL BALL, also a Revolutionary patriot and soldier, a brother of COL. BALL of New Jersey. On her mother's side she was descended from a family of pious and intellectual Huguenots named SALEE who came to America as the refuge for persecuted and afflicted Christians. Her parents lived at Alexandria, N.Y., until her 12th year. It was here that she gained most of her education and where she manifested ability of a high degree so early in her life. At ten years of age she could recite Lindley Murray's Grammar, the entire book without a single mistake. At one time a prize was offered in her Sunday school for the highest number of verses recited. She did not gain the prize for another girl gave a few more verses; her number being 78. She had through life a remarkable memory. To the last day of her life she could and did recall and state events accurately both in regard to recent and former happenings. In 1829 her father moved to Rutland, N.Y, where were formed some of the happiest associations and friendships of her life. In March 1834 he came with his family to Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. They moved in wagons and occupied two weeks in the journey through northern and central New York. She taught two terms of district school in her own town. April 22, 1841 she was married to MR. JOHN MASON. For several years they resided in Franklinville, Farmersville, and Yorkshire Center. In 1852 they moved to Shongo, and the next year to Springs Mills, Allegany County. They lived there nine years. There were six children, four sons and two daughters. In 1862, MR. MASON moved to Beaverdam, Pa., where the youngest daughter was given up to death at less than seven years. The two oldest sons, one at twenty and the younger at the age of 15 ½ years, enlisted and served three years in the Civil War. The older was a member of Co. E, 130 N.Y.S.Vols., afterwards the famous First N.Y. Dragoons, and the younger was also a private in the Twelfth Pa., Cav., afterwards in the 1st Ill. Light Artillery. Both came home invalids from toil and privations endured for their country's glory. In 1864 MRS. MASON joined the Presbyterian Church at Beaverdam and on removal the following year to Edinboro, Pa., resumed membership in the First Presby. Church in that town. In 1872 the family returned to this town where they have since held a residence. Her last sickness was a brief duration. She leaves a daughter and two sons. The funeral services took place at her late home on Saturday at one o'clock, REV. W. B. ROBINSON of the M.E. Church officiating. The interment was in Mapledale cemetery.
Another veteran has finally been mustered out. On Friday morning last, WILLIAM COMSTOCK was found dead in his bed, though he had retired in usual health. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure. He leaves a wife and four children. The funeral was held at the house, Sunday, REV. E.B. OLMSTED officiating, and his remains were consigned to their final resting place in the McKinstry Cemetery by the hands of faithful comrades.
SAD AND SUDDEN:
A letter confirms the telegraphic report of the death of MRS. SALOMA LANGMADE and her daughter MRS. EUGENIA BIGELOW, at Oberlin, Kas. JULIA SALOMA, daughter of GEORGE and JULIA STRONG, was born Sept. 30, 1832 at Lee, Oneida County, N.Y.; married Sept. 20, 1852 to LORENZO LANGMADE of Yorkshire Center, N.Y.; died at her late home west of Oberlin, Kas., Feb. 20, 1900, of paralysis, leaving a husband, two sons, and three daughters, viz: GEORGE S. and WILL S. LANGMADE; also two sisters, MRS. MARY C. COWEN of Oneida, S. Dakota, and MRS. PHOEBE STRONG COWEN of Chicago. GENIE LANGMADE was born June 22, 1862, in Bradford, Pa., married to EGBERT BIGELOW Jan. 1889. She leaves four children, three daughters and one son. The interment was in Kansas.
A ripple of excitement prevailed at 10 a.m., Wednesday, caused by the announcement that JAMES W. WHITE was dying. He occupied a room in the rear of the Edson building opposite the hose house. J.S. MURPHY'S seed warehouse is in the front part of the Edson building. At 9 a.m. MR. MURPHY entered his store and heard WHITE breathing heavily. He called loudly at his door, but no response. The sounds n WHITE'S room being unusual MURPHY summoned W. B. EDSON and the two forced an entrance. There, lying upon a couch, was the prostrate form of Mr. White, suffering, evidently, from an excessive dose of opiates. Medical assistance was quickly summoned, and DRS. FISHER and PRESTON and W.B. EDSON applied artificial respiration until 5 p.m., at which time he could breathe irregularly without assistance. Two hours later he was moved to the Hotel Jackson, but despite comfortable surroundings and close attention, he gradually sank, and expired at 4 o'clock a.m., Thursday. The deceased was born in Canada but in his youth moved to the town of Yorkshire and grew to manhood at McKinstry. He was 59 years old and unmarried. In his bachelor quarters in the Edson building was found a letter written by him evidently but a few moments before he took the fatal narcotic. In it he said in substance that he was tired of life and sought to end his earthly existence, and bade his friends good-bye. The letter provided for the distribution of his personal effects. It could be interpreted as being written by a person mentally unbalanced. The Coroner was summoned but deemed an inquest unnecessary. WHITE had a history:-During the great plunge in the Pennsylvania Oil excitement in the early sixties, at Pithole and Rouseville, he was a prominent figure. His business transactions in those days, in the places mentioned, netted him a fortune, and at one time he was looked upon the wealthiest man this town ever sent out. But fortune was fickle. His business property at Rouseville was swept away by fire, and this, followed by the collapse of the oil boom, left him practically penniless. During his prosperous years he was generous to a fault, and 'tis said he never known to send anyone, deserving, "empty-handed away." During his lamentations in late years he has been heard many times to say, "Had I now what I have given to charity I would be well off." The sudden loss of his fortune partially unbalanced his mind, and that, coupled with the excessive use of narcotics, rendered him a wreck both physically and mentally, which condition led up to the seemingly rash act of terminating his earthly career by his own hand. He was a man temperate and moral in his habits, esteemed by all, and his sad fate casts a gloom over many old-time friends. The funeral will occur Saturday at one o'clock at the home of his sister MRS. E. J. RUNYAN on South Main St. Interment will be in Mapledale.
MR. and MRS. CHARLES GIBBY suffered an irreparable loss in the death of their youngest daughter, MILDRED, on Friday of last week. The little one with her parents, went on Christmas day to her grandparents', MR. and MRS. JOSEPH DUNCAN, to share in a family reunion. She was taken ill while at her grandparents' Christmas afternoon with a stomach trouble and despite medical skill her little life went out on Friday, Dec. 31st at 3 p.m. She was in her third year and was a beautiful child possessed of winsome ways. The funeral took place at the M.E. Church, Sunday, REV. MACKLIN of Sardinia, officiating. The interment was in Mapledale.
Dedicated to MR. and MRS. CHARLES GIBBY—"The little form you loved so well, Now sleeps beneath the sod; Your darling MILDRED'S happy now, In the loving arms of God. Fold the little waxen hands, O'er the lifeless breast; Bring sweet flowers to deck the spot, Where MILDRED is at rest. But 'twas God who called your babe, The darling you caressed, To live with Him in peace on high, Where weary ones find rest. Lovingly the Saviour called her, From your loving, watchful care; Took her to His home in Heaven, To dwell forever there. MILDRED now is a happy angel, Singing 'round the throne on high; Tho we're lonely now without her, We will meet her bye and bye." Written by GRACE MARBLE.
We extend to all our friends and neighbors who gave us their help and sympathy during our great bereavement, the loss of our little MILDRED, our sincere thanks. MR. and MRS. CHAS. GIBBY
ROSANA HITCHCOCK, wife of TIMOTHY HITCHCOCK, was born in the town of Warsaw, March 7, 1821. She was united in marriage to TIMOTHY HITCHCOCK July, 1844. To them were born six children, five of whom are now living, one dying at the age of six years. The living are: EDWIN, LUCIUS and ADELBERT HITCHCOCK, MRS. EMMARETTA KILBURN and MRS. MARY WOODARD, all of whom reside in this place, with the exception of LUCIUS, a resident of North Java. MRS. HITCHCOCK was called in her last sickness to endure very severe suffering, but the patience with which it was borne showed a will resigned to Him who doeth all things well. She passed away March 1, 1900. For several years it has been her duty to wait on her aged and infirm husband, and the willing hands were always ready to attend to every want as long as her strength would permit. They resided in Gainesville three years, after which they moved to Machias and later to this town. The deceased was a member of the Congregational Church at East Ashford. The funeral was held at her late home near McKinstry, on Sunday, March 4, REV. W. B. ROBINSON of Delevan officiating. Interment in McKinstry Cemetery. Besides her aged husband and children above mentioned she leaves two sisters, MRS. HATCH of Machias and MRS. VANSISE of Weathersfield.
The funeral services of the late MRS. WEST, wife of HON. GEO. N. WEST, were conducted by REV. W.H. PECK. MRS. WEST had been a sufferer from cancer for a long time. Two years ago she underwent an operation by DR. PARK of Buffalo, after which the cancer began spreading rapidly resulting in her death on Jan. 7th. Mrs. West was a woman whose Christian virtues were apparent to all. She was esteemed and loved by a large circle of friends, and her memory will be cherished by many a sympathetic words and deeds of kindness.
Last Friday the not unexpected news was given out that death, that always unwelcome guest, had visited the home of one of our oldest townsmen and that SOLOMON HOWE, the head, the heart and counsel of that home, in ripe old age, had passed to the unseen world. MR. HOWE'S death was the result of injury received on March 19th. He went to the barn to see that everything was all right for the night, and was fastening the door when the wind caught it, and with terrific force hurled it against him, knocking im down and rendering him helpless. On removing him to the house it was found that his hip was broken. Nearly four weeks of suffering, aggravated by bronchial trouble that had been with him for several years, the end soon came, and he died on Thursday night, April 14th at 1:30 o'clock. He was nearly eighty years old, being born May 18, 1818, the sixth of a family of ten children, the son of AARON and SALLY CLARKE HOWE. When he was twelve years of age his parents removed from Groton, Tompkins County to Yorkshire, and settled on the farm, which is still the old homestead. When eighteen years of age his father died, leaving him, the eldest son at home, the head of the house to take care of the large family to clear the farm from forest and from debt. All these he did with credit, and by industry and economy laid the foundation for a successful agricultural career. MR. HOWE was twice married. In 1845 he married MINERVA GOULD who died in '65. In '69 he was married, to LUCIA GRAHAM, which union was blessed with two children, ORMOND, and MINNIE. He was honored with election to several town offices, being elected Highway Com. When only 21; he also served as Supervisor two terms. He was widely read and took considerable interest in politics. He was a Jeffersonian Democrat, but had not voted for several years, because of what he considered a degenerated condition of politics. He won the respect of all who knew him, and the confidence of those who differed with him. A kind husband, a devoted father, a true citizen, his familiar figure will be missed. One brother, CLINTON HOWE of this town, two sisters, MISS POLLY HOWE of East Aurora and MRS. ALMA CURRIER of Sterling, Ill., his wife and two children survive him. To them is extended the sympathy of many friends, and in this time of loss may they have the consolation of divine grace. The funeral services were held at his late residence, Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. and were conducted by REV. T. E. THURSSON, whose sermon was based upon Acts XX, 24. His body was laid at rest in Mapledale.
Dust to Dust:
MISS AMANDA L SMITH, eldest daughter of ED G. SMITH of McKinstry, after a lingering illness, died at 12 o'clock p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3rd, at the age of 18 years. The affliction is doubly sad as MR. SMITH'S wife died but a few years ago, and now death has again invaded his home and deprived him of an affectionate daughter and the head of his household. The funeral was at her late home on Saturday, REV. J. M. FIELD officiating, interment at McKinstry.
MRS. ISAAC WHITE died Tuesday, Apr. 9th, 1889, at Yorkshire Centre, N.Y. The funeral took place on Thursday, April 11, 89, at M.E. Church, Yorkshire Centre, N.Y. "Dearest mother thou hast left us, But to die for thee was gain, and 'tis God that hath bereft us, We all hope to meet again. –Arcade Leader
NANCY PHINNEY, for Seventy-six years a resident of this town, and probably the oldest continuous resident of the town, died quietly at the home of MRS. WILLIS PHINNEY on Delevan Street of Old age, Tuesday at a few minutes after 8 o'clock a.m. The deceased was born in Erie County, this state, in 1811 and was one of those steardy (sic) pioneers to which the present inhabitants of the town are greatly indebted, having aided in transforming the town from a dense wooded wilderness to one of beautiful homes and God-loving people. The funeral took place at her late home yesterday at 11 o'clock, REV. GILCHRIST officiating. Interment in Yorkshire Cemetery.
Died at her home Sept. 16, 1899, MRS. GEORGE ROGERS, after a long and painful illness. She was fifty years of age, She experienced religion three years ago under the preaching of REV. STRAIGHT and has walked with her Savior daily. Never did she murmur during her sickness. She bowed in humble submission to God's will. When in health, she gave an hour's work each day to God in doing some church work or some kindness to the poor. She was an earnest church worker, a teacher of twenty little pupils. She was a kind friend and neighbor and her place can never be filled. Friday last she was taken worse and on Saturday night at eight o'clock, the angels came near and bore her precious soul to its God. The funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 15, REV. STRAIGHT officiating. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, one son and one daughter, and a host of friends who are heartbroken 'neath the dreadful blow. "The household band is broken, and she was the first to go;The band must one day be riven, Someone must be first, you know. But link by link it will join again, An unbroken band in heaven."
Died.- At his home in this town Wednesday morning, July 27th, 1887, after a short illness, MR. LUCIUS HALL, aged 80 years and 3 months. The funeral was held to-day (Friday) at McKinstry Schoolhouse. MR. HALL leaves an aged wife and a large family of children. He was a soldier in the late war and a member of Howell Post No. 390, of this place.
Died-At his home in Yorkshire, from colera morbus (sic), MR. MARTIN WILTSE, aged nearly 64 years. The funeral will be held in the Union Church of this village at 11 a.m., Saturday. Sermon by REV. O.F. SCHOONHOVEN.
Two Newly-made Graves, Side by Side:
The grim reaper is getting in his deadly work in the PHINNEY family. In just one week from the time JOHN PHINNEY was laid to rest in the little cemetery at McKinstry, his wife was cold in death at their late home. Bronchitis and pneumonia. The deceased was a kind respected neighbor, and her sudden death seems deplorable. Her age was 62. The funeral was held at McKinstry Wednesday, REV. MARKHAM officiating. Two newly-made graves side by side marks the last earthly abode of MR. and MRS. JOHN PHINNEY.
Card of Thanks:
To the neighbors and friends, also the choir at McKinstry, who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and burial of our parents, MR. and MRS. JOHN PHINNEY, we wish to extend to you through the columns of the PRESS our sincere thanks for your many favors, and know that God will reward you for your kindness. THE CHILDREN.
CLARISSA STUDLEY HALL:
CLARISSA STUDLEY HALL died Feb. 13, 1900 of paralysis, at the home of her son HARVEY at McKinstry, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. She was born at St. Albions, Franklin County, Vermont, Nov. 16, 1812. She was the oldest of a family of ten children, six of whom survive her. At the age of 19 years she was united in marriage to LUCIUS HALL of Hinesburg, Vt. Of this union there were sixteen children, eight of whom are living: ORCELIA BURDICK of Plainwell: JOSEPHINE SNYDER of Gun Marsh: WYMAN HALL of Prairieville, Michigan; ABBIE MORGENSTEIN of Attica; CLARA HODGES, Cherry Creek, EDWIN HALL of Pavillion, and HARVEY and ZELO HALL of Delevan, N.Y. There are also fifty-four grand children and forty-one great grandchildren. In 1848 she, with her family, moved to Yorkshire and took up the portion of land now known as the GRANT farm one mile west of McKinstry School house. While living here, The War of the Rebellion broke out and her husband and three sons, the youngest of who was seventeen years, went to fight, and if need be, die for their country, while she was left alone to toil and support the helpless little ones left under her roof. When at last the war ended, her husband and two sons returned home, the youngest, ALFRED, having filled an unknown grave. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a devoted Christian, choosing the Bible as her guide, having read the entire Bible ten times, and a volume containing the New Testament and Psalms twenty-four times. Although her loss is deeply felt and though we may not be able with our human eye to pierce the mist that hides her from us, let us remember the examples set by her and let us look in our affliction to Him who was ever her Guide and Counselor, remembering that what is our loss is heaven's gain. The funeral took place at her late home on Thursday, Feb. 15, REV. W. D. ALLEN officiating, using as his text a passage chosen by the deceased, Psalms 23, 4, "Yea, tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Her remains were laid at rest by the side of her husband in the rural cemetery of McKinstry, her four sons and two grandsons acting as bearers. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works shall follow them." Mother's gone; no more on earth. We'll see her dear form sitting there.
MRS. JOANNA HALL, wife of JAMES HALL, died Sunday morning Jan. 22nd aged 47 years, 8 months, 12 days. After suffering for more than a year with a cancer, bearing her pain with fortitude, she passed quietly to rest. She leaves a husband, four children and a large circle of friends to mourn. She had been a member of the Christian Church at Machias about thirty years. The funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Monday Jan. 23rd at her home in McKinstry Hollow, and were conducted by J.M. FIELD, who preached from I Samuel XV. 32. "The bitterness of death is passed." A large circle of friends and neighbors gathered to sympathize with the bereaved family.
CARD OF THANKS:
To our many friends and neighbors who have been so kind during the long illness of our wife and mother, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks for their assistance and sympathy. MR. JAMES HALL and FAMILY
AMOS B. HAYES:
On Monday last at four o'clock in the morning death terminated the life of AMOS B. HAYES, at his home four miles west of Delevan. MR. HAYES had been previously afflicted slightly with paralysis, but not to interfere with his general activity, and was in his usual health when on Sunday morning he proceeded to the barn door to roll it back he suddenly fell to the ground. He was carried to the house where everything possible was done for his recovery, but to no avail. He lived about twenty-four hours. The following morning death's messenger came and released him from all earthly trouble. Deceased was seventy-six years of age, the son of JAMES HAYES, and was born in Darien, N.Y., August 3, 1820. In 1832 he removed to the farm where he died, and where he resided constantly for forty-four years. He was always a laborious man, and by industry and economy built for himself a comfortable home and provided well for his household. He was a good neighbor, a kind husband and father, and was greatly beloved by his grandchildren. There are left to morn his loss, his wife, yet in good health; also four children: one son, ERNEST, and three daughters, MRS. CLINTON HOWE, MRS. MCINTOSH and MRS. BLOWERS. We extend to these mourning friends our deepest sympathy, and trust that in this hour of gloom they may have the light of the Divine Presence and his abundant grace to sustain them. The funeral was held from his late residence on Wednesday, December 30, burial at the McKinstry Cemetery. REV. T. E. THURESSON, pastor of the Delevan M.E. Church officiated, using as his text Matt. 11:28. (1896)
Widow of the late A.B. HAYES. ORPHA DELIGHT BURDICK was born December 24, 1820 in Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y., died April 23, 1909 at Delevan. The eldest of fourteen children, of which only three survive, all residents of Michigan. Her parents moved near Attica when she was a small child. There she spent the first years of her busy life helping her father and brothers clear away the forests and till the soil. She was married December 5, 1843, to AMOS HAYES of the same town, where they lived for a few years. In February, 1853, they moved to Yorkshire and resided on the farm adjoining C.C. HOWE'S. To the above union was born one son and three daughters, W. E. HAYES and MRS. ANN A. HOWE of this town, MRS. A.S. BLOWERS of East Aurora, MRS. S. A. MCINTOSH of Springville. There were also eighteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Since the death of her husband in 1896 she has lived with her eldest daughter MRS. C.D. HOWE. Two years ago she fell and sustained a fracture of the hip, since that time she has never been able to walk. Although a great sufferer she never uttered one word of complaint, but endured with great patience the lot which fell to her, waiting for the summons to her last home. For the past three months this home has been a home of care on account of the critical condition of both grandmother and father; and death the unwelcome messenger came twice in twenty four hours, the husband and father at eight a.m. Tuesday and the mother and grandmother at three a.m. Wednesday. Funeral from the home at 1 p.m. REV. IRWIN officiating. Burial at McKinstry.
CARD OF THANKS:
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the kind neighbors and friends who helped us in our double affliction and especially to the choir. MRS. ANN A. HOWE, RUTH HOWE, MILDRED HOWE
Died-- On July 27th, TERRY MORRIS Funeral at 1 o'clock Friday at the Baptist Church, sermon by REV. J.M. FIELD of Machias. He leaves a wife, and seven children to mourn his death. (1887)
Comrade LUCIUS HALL, member of Howell Post, G.A.R., No. 390, died at his home on the 27th ult., aged 871/2 years. He was the father of seventeen children, and not only sent three sons into the army, but when more than ten years exempted from duty, went himself. His wife survives him. He was buried Friday with the honors of a veteran by his comrades.
Died of cholera morbus, at his home in the town of Aracade, MARTIN WILTSE, aged 64 years. Funeral sermon was preached by REV. O. F. SCHOONHOVEN at the Union Church here Friday at 1 o'clock. MR. WILTSE was a respected citizen, he having filed the office of assessor of Yorkshire when he resided in this town. He was also a member of the R. T. of T., and entitled to the benefits of (rest of clipping gone)
The Great Unknown:
Another old-time resident of Delevan has passed away. NELSON DAGGETT, for more than half a century a conspicuous figure about the town, died at his home on South Main Street on Saturday of last week at the age of seventy-one years. Cancer of the stomach was the cause, and his health had been declining for some time, hence his death was not unlooked for. He is survived by a widow only. The funeral took place at his late home on Monday of this week, Sept. 19, and was conducted by REV. GIRDWOOD of the First Baptist Church, interment in Mapledale.
The Silent Tomb:
A private letter announce the sudden death of PHILLIP JENKINS at Washington, Minn., Dec. 14th. He was 47 years old and passed his youth in this town. He was 47 years old and passed his youth in this town. He was the second son of JAMES JENKINS and will be remembered by our older residents. The deceased leaves a wife, then daughters and two sons. His wife was a MISS TURNER, also a former Delevan resident.
Little VIOLA, elder daughter of MR. and MRS. DAVID JAMES, died Saturday, Dec. 17th, after an illness of six days. Inflammation was the cause assigned. The deceased was in her ninth year. The funeral was held on Sunday in the Baptist Church, REV. B. R. SMITH officiating. Interment in Mapledale.
TONY FULLER died Friday, Feb. 16, Funeral
Sunday, Interment in Thomas Corners Cemetery,
News was received here last week, of the death of MRS. MINERVA BABCOCK of Wisconsin. She was formerly a resident of this place and has many friends and acquaintances here; also of the illness of JERRY VAUGHN now of Iowa but formerly of this place. His many friends and relatives will be sorry to learn of his illness.
MR. A. MARTIN KELLER, an aged resident of Railroad Street, died at his late home on Sunday afternoon. He has been in ill health for some months. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church on Wednesday. REV. FAIRCHILD a former pastor, officiating. Inerment in Mapledale. Obituary next week.
While preparing for dinner in the kitchen of her home on Church Street last Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock. MRS. HELEN HICKS fell to the floor and died almost instantly. Although a sufferer from heart disease for the past eight months, MRS. HICKS was in her usual health on the morning of her death, and her sudden demise is a terrible blow to her loved ones and friends. A granddaughter, MISS BLANCHE EASTON, was with her at the time of her death. MRS. HICKS was 64 years of age and was born in the town of Hinsdale. She is survived by one son, F. A. HICKS of this village, and two daughters, MRS. W. W. EATON of Delevan, and MRS. ALVAH AMSDEN of North Cuba, also one brother, M. GODFREY of Carlton, Orleans County. The funeral was held at the house on Friday and the remains buried at Rawson. -Cuba Patriot
We wish to express our thanks for service rendered, both at home and at the church, during the illness and death of husband and father. Our hearts are filled with gratitude to the members of both Phillips Post of Machias and Howell Post of Delevan, for their service and presence, also to the invited choir. MRS. I. L. KELLER, MRS. CARRIE MYRICK.
MRS. A. J. WILTSE was called to Ellicottville on Saturday last by the death of her sister, MRS. REBECCA RAZEY, who died in Washington D.C. while on a visit to her son FRANK. The funeral was held on Sunday at her late home on Sunday at her late home in Ellicottville. MRS. WILTSE is now the only surviving member of that family.
In the Morning of Manhood:
"John is dead. Alas poor John." Those were the sad words whispered about our village Saturday evening. They conveyed the not unexpected intelligence that MR. JOHN F. WADE, after a heroic struggle with the grim monster for eight long weeks, had succumbed to the inevitable. MR. WADE was born in Franklinville, N.Y., May 14, 1869. He was married to MISS MINNIE M. COBB of this place, Oct. 8, 1890. The deceased was a bright, active young man possessed of a hopeful disposition and loving heart, and success in both a social and business life would certainly have been his reward. He had been employed by the Dean & Spring Mfg. Co., of Franklinville since its organization, as book-keeper, and latterly as traveling salesman a position he occupied at the time of his demise. While on the road he contracted a cold which led to the complication of disease that medical skill could not conquer. A brief funeral service was held at home of MR. and MRS. C. C. PINGREY Tuesday morning and was conducted by REV. RICHARDSON of Universalist Church, after which the remains were taken to Franklinville on the train where services were held by REV. M. M. WATKINS, assisted by REV. RICHARDSON. The floral tributes from his employers, and the village fire department of which he was a member, and many friends, were profuse. His seemingly untimely death coupled with the face of a propitious marriage a little more than a year ago, and the bidding of a last farewell to a young, loveable wife and infant orphan, make his demise doubly sad. To the young widow and the infant orphan is extended the united condolence of our community. The interment occurred in the family plot at Mount Prospect, Franklinville.
CARD OF THANKS:
MRS. MINNIE M. WADE, MR. and MRS. HENRY WADE, and MR. and MRS. C.C. PINGREY extended sincere thanks to all friends who so kindly assisted them in their recent bereavement.
AN ESTEEMED PIONEER LAYS OFF THIS MORTAL HABILIMENT:
MR. HENRY MARSH was born in Rockingham, Vermont, Nov. 22, 1820. He was one of a family of six children, four of whom survive him: GEORGE MARSH and MRS. ANNIE SIMMONS of Jessup, Ia.; MRS. ELIZABETH MARKS, Eldorado, Ia.; MRS. EMILY CRITTENDEN, Freeville, N.Y. He came to this town with his parents in 1827. In 1848 he was married to MISS LUCINA SUTTON, daughter of the late EUGENE SUTTON of West Yorkshire. MR. and MRS. MARSH celebrated their golden wedding on Feb. 24, 1989, something that but few are privileged to do. He is survived by his wife, son EUGENE and daughter, MRS. LETTIE VANOCKER, one daughter dying in infancy. MR. MARSH was a man highly esteemed in town for his many good qualities of heart and mind, and his family have the warm sympathy of a large circle of friends His death occurred Saturday, Nov. 19th, from a disease which baffled physicians. The obsequies occurred at his late home, Nov. 21, conducted by REV. J. SAYLES of East Aurora, from the words "Let not your hearts be troubled." Interment in Yorkshire Cemetery.
MR. A. S. WEIR of Sandusky, Died Nov. 2nd:
MR. WEIR, father of our towsman (sic) C.A. WIER, died at his home in the town of Freedom, Friday, Nov. 2d., after an illness of five weeks Chief determining cause of death was consumption. He was 70 years of age, having been born Aug. 25th 1818. Three children survive him: MRS. JOHN HASKELL of Lincoln, Nebraska., C.A. WIER of this place, and JAS. WEIR of Sandusky. He has been a member of the Baptist church for 30 years, and was an honest and respected citizen.
HIRAM MOSES MILLER:
In the very morning of his manhood, the bright, promising life of "HINA" MILLER has vanished. A telegram on Tuesday morning conveyed the sad announcement that he had passed away on the evening previous. About five months ago HIRAM went to Worcester, Mass. to complete a course in college, and while there was stricken with scarlet fever. Despite the efforts of the most skilled he sank inch by inch, and after more than four months of careful nursing in the hospital in that city, surrounded by his parents and all that wealth could command, he sank into the last long sleep. The deceased was the only child of HON. and MRS. CHARLES H. MILLER and was in his nineteenth year. While attending Delevan High School he made many friends by his bright open countenance and winsome manner, hence a large delegation of pupils from the Delevan school will attend the obsequies, which will take place in the M.E. Church at Yorkshire at one o'clock this (Friday) afternoon. Interment will be in Rural Cemetery at Arcade.
ALLEN READ, one of the most aged residents of this village, died Wednesday evening at his late home on the Lake Road. His age was 86 years. The funeral is announced to take place at his late home tomorrow, Saturday, at 11 a.m. The interment will be in Mapledale.
IDA BROWN BURNS:
MRS IDA M. BURNS departed this life at three o'clock this morning, after an illness of but twenty-four hours. The funeral will take place Sunday at one o'clock at her late home.
FRIDAY, March 3, 1899:
Four Score and six:
MR. ALLEN READ, whose death we announced in our last issue, died on Feb. 22, 1899, in his 87th year. MR. READ had been a resident of this village for thirty years and was respected and honored by all. He was the last of a family of eleven children, a son of REV. CALEB READ of Westmoreland, N.Y. His grandfather, was REV. AMOS READ, one of the famous pioneer ministers of Connecticut. One of his brothers, REV. BENJ. READ, was a noted Abolitionist who was shot, but not killed, by the border ruffians during the Free Soil agitation in Kansas. Another brother, REV. HIRAM READ was a pioneer missionary to Arizona and New Mexico. A younger brother, JOHN, settled in Virginia, where during the Rebellion, his union sentiments cost him his life. MR. READ was an able representative of the old and sterling type of manhood. For sixty years he was a member of the Baptist denomination, and for many years faithfully and actively served the various churches of which he was a member, as deacon, S. S. superintendent, church clerk, etc. The deceased was industrious even up to the beginning of his fatal illness. His death was due to lagrippe (sic) and his illness was of only three weeks duration. Two sons, GEORGE H., of South Ponetery, N.Y., and HENRY A., of Burton, Oklahoma Ter., and one daughter, MRS. EMMA L. SWAIN, of this village who tenderly cared for her father in his declining years, survive him. The funeral occurred Saturday at his late home south of the village, B. R. SMITH officiating. Interment at Mapledale. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; they rest from their labor and their works do follow them."
A sad calamity, for such it may be termed, has occurred in the household of Mr. William Hamann at McKinstry. Early Monday morning the partner of his joys and sorrows gave up her life in the birth of babe. Medical skill could not thwart a combination of circumstances that rarely occuries (sic) and for a month fatal result was feared. The deceased was a daughter of MR. and MRS. LUCIUS HALL, and was born near the place where she died, 43 years ago. Kindness and affectionate was her aim in life and the family has suffered an irreparable loss. The funeral occurred at her late home Wednesday and was very largely attended demonstrating the high esteem in which she was held by her large circle of friends. REV. FAIRCHILD, pastor of the M.E. Church, read a lesson from the Holy Writings, closed its covers, and in a masterly manner delivered a most excellent address, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse to their last earthly abode in McKinstry Cemetery.
MRS. ABIGAIL SMITH:
On Friday of last week occurred the death of MRS. ABIGAIL SMITH, mother of WM. C. SMITH at McKinstry, at the age of 95 years, 11 mos. and 3 days. MRS. SMITH was a remarkable woman as she had four generations of children now living in this vicinity. A few months ago the five generations, namely, MRS. SMITH, WM. C. SMITH, ED SMITH, BERT SMITH and the latter's infant daughter, were photographed and we venture to way that the picture cannot be duplicated very many times throughout the breadth of the land. MRS. SMITH was buried Sunday in the family lot at McKinstry.
HAS GONE OVER THE DARK RIVER:
Died, on Sept. 17th, MRS. ANGELINE THOMAS DARLING, aged 86 years. MRS. DARLING was tenderly cared for by her daughter, MRS. LOREN BROOKS at her home in Franklinville. She was formerly a resident of this place and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
ELSIE BEATTIE CADUGAN was born in Wales, N.Y., Nov. 24, 1844. In May, 1864, she was married to ELGENE W. READ. Four years later she was converted under the preaching of DR. W. V. R. BLIGHTON, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1879 the family moved from Java Village to the Yorkshire Center, now Delevan, with those business, social and religious interests they have been identified ever since. In the death of this most estimable lady, not only the family and the church, but also the community, have suffered a severe loss. While looking after the interests of the home as a faithful wife and mother, her generous Christian impulses led her to do for others, and her life was crowned with abundant good works. Her prominent trait of character was fidelity to duty; not duty performed in one direction only, but along all lines. So her life had a symmetrical cast, and her absence will be felt in many places. Especially will this be true in the home and in the Church. The Divine service, whose obligation to attend she most sacredly kept; the Sunday School work, where for 21 years she was a teacher of the same class of young ladies; the Junior Epworth League, of which for the past five years she was Superintendent; the Ladies' Aid Society, where she was either the honored president or one of its prominent workers, and the social gatherings at church or home, where her pleasant smile and guiding hand brought pleasure and profit to all, --in all these places she will be sadly missed. As is well known, MRS. READ had little hope of recovery, and was fully prepared to go. Although eager to live, she bowed in submission to the Divine Will, and went home trusting in Him who said, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end." The funeral services were most beautiful and impressive. The M.E. church was crowded to its utmost capacity with people from far and near who respected and love the departed. Prayer was offered by REV. JOSEPH CLARK of Machias. The pastor, REV. W. B. ROBINSON, read from the appropriate words found in Mark 14:8, "She hath done what she could." Hymns selected by herself were beautifully sung, and amid a profusion of lovely flowers, the dear dust was borne away to its quiet cemetery home in Mapledale. We shall miss her, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope.
The Machias and Yorkshire Sunday School Association in assemblage at Yorkshire last week Wednesday, passed the following resolutions: --Whereas, it has pleased Divine Providence to remove from our midst by death our beloved sister, MRS. ELSIE B. READ, who was a most efficient helper in Sunday School work, and a constant attendant on this association, we desire to hereby express our sorrow in the loss which we have sustained, and unite in our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family to the deceased, and to the Cattaraugus Press for publication. W.B. ROBINSON, JOSEPH CLARK, MRS. M. OLMSTED, Com.
Four Score and One:
Jacob White, 81 years of age, and for sixty years a resident of this vicinity. (excepting a brief sojourn in Dakota,) died at the residence of his son GEORGE WHITE at Schoepflin Sunday, Jan. 29th at 3 o'clock a.m., the cause being heart disease and bronchial trouble. The deceased was born in Herkimer Co., this State and was one of the early pioneers of this, then western wilderness. The funeral occurred at his late home Monday, and was conducted by REV. D.C. BLAKELY of the M.E. Church. Interment in the Delevan Cemetery.
SOLOMON C. HOWE departed this life at the home of his father on Friday afternoon, July 8th. He has gone but left behind him the fragrant memory of a good name. While we mourn his departure, we grieve not like those without hope, for through the long hours of his illness when the body was racked with pain, his mind was clear and his thoughts turned often to the great helper, and he found peace and rest, so that when the summons came he was ready and willing to go. His last hours of consciousness were lit up as it were with fore-sight of the great beyond. Said he, "I'm almost across the river. The gates are ajar for me. I see the great white throne." His health had been failing for about a year, but until last Nov. he attended to his work as usual. Since then he has been very much prostrated, being confined to the house most of the time. About three weeks ago he came on a visit to his boyhood home thinking that perhaps the change would do him good. All that skillful physicians could do for him was done, but a complication of diseases seemed to resist all efforts to stay their progress. He leaves a wife and son, father, mother, one brother and four sisters to mourn his loss. All were with him during his last hours except two sisters who live in the west. He spoke often of the absent ones expressing a strong desire to see them once more. A loving husband, a kind father, son and brother; in every respect making his home relations the happiest. His friends were legion. A large number came to pay the last tribute of friendship.
A FORMER RESIDENT:
A Meadville, Pa., paper has this to say regarding a former Delevanite: "MRS. HANNAH S. FOSTER died very suddenly at her home in Meadville last Friday night from heart disease. She had been quite poorly for some time but was able to be around the house and her sudden death was entirely unexpected and a great shock to her family and friends. MISS HANNAH S. NOURSE was born in Windham, Vermont, Jan. 5, 1832, and with her parents came to Cattaraugus County, N.Y., in 1833, where she was married to ALBERT FOSTER March 21, 1852. Three years later they moved to Bloomfield township where they continued to reside until 1891, when they came to Union City, and where MR. FOSTER died seven years ago. Eight children were born to bless their home, six of whom survive, namely; MRS. GEORGE W. CARROLL of Bloomfield; MISS IDA FORSTER of Meadville; MRS. BARRY CUMMINGS of Little Cooley; E.N. and F.A. FOSTER of this city and MRS. FRED WILDMAN of New Castle. Two brothers, EMERSON NOURSE of Mapleton, Iowa, and HARRISON NOURSE of Delevan, N.Y., and three sisters, MRS. HENRY POTTER of Titusville; MRS. CYRUS SHREVE of this city and MRS. EMELINE SILL of Bloomfield, also survive her death. MRS. FOSTER was a woman of unusually kind and happy disposition, loved by all who knew her for her kindly ministrations and good deeds, and in her family thoroughly devoted to her. Funeral services in Meadville Monday at 11 a.m., REV. C.W. WILSON of the Congregational Church officiating. The remains were brought to Union City on train 12 and then taken to Bloomfield, where they rest beside the loved husband. REV. C. CONWAY officiating at the burial.
MRS. ANGELINE JONES, wife of C.B. JONES, died May 17, 1898, aged 88 years.
Our peaceful little hamlet has again been visited by the grim messenger of Death. This time the call was answered by that blessed soul, and mother to all, MRS. UPHAM BLOOD, familiarly known as "GRANDMA" BLOOD. She has been in her usual health, with the exception of her failing eyesight, until Monday, Mar. 13, when she was taken with a lung and throat difficulty. This grew rapidly worse until the following Thursday, when she gave up this world of toil and pain and went to join her God whom she devotedly loved. MRS BLOOD was 77 years, 7 months, and 21 days old. She was the daughter of JAMES FRANCIS, deceased. Her parents emigrated to this country in the early days, being old Vermonters. The deceased was born in the town of Java and is survived by four brothers: JOHN and HOSEA FRANCIS of Guthrie County, Iowa, JACKSON of Eaton County, Mich., and CHARLES of Java, N.Y. She was married to UPHAM BLOOD December 31, 1848, and went to housekeeping in the town of Java in the settlement known as the Michegan (sic) district, where they resided for 21 years. Then they sold out and bought a large farm in the town of Arcade, where they lived and toiled together in peace and happiness until about 10 years ago when MR. BLOOD was called to the world beyond, where she has now gone to meet him. Since the death of her husband she has lived with her son EDGAR on the old homestead where she died. She was the mother of 4 children, of who 3 are living, SYLVESTER, the oldest, having died about 1 years ago. The others are MRS. SOPHRANA DAKE of Jamestown, N.Y., MRS DOLLY VAN VALKENBURG of Chaffee, and EDGAR of this place, whose home will be saddened by that vacant place at his friends fireside, which his mother had always filled. She was always very prudent and industrious, having helped to accumulate a handsome property which she not only seemed to but was always willing to share with others in their time of need, giving freely to those who were suffering. She has always been cheerfully received wherever she went among her friends, especially by her children, who have always taken great pains to care for and please her. The funeral services were held at her late home on Sat., March 18, REV. SAYLES of East Aurora, officiating. The weather was very boisterous and inclement, but notwithstanding that fact, it was evidenced by the large number in attendance, that she was held in the highest esteem. The floral offerings were very beautiful and by their loving fragrance seemed to offer comfort to the bereaved. Everything in the way of medical aid and tender care, was given without stint, but God knoweth best whom to promote to His home on high. And although our community feels the loss of one whom we can safely say had not an enemy in the world, yet we feel that heaven has the gain. The sorrowing children and friends have the sympathy of all..
JOHN MALONE, a farm hand employed by JOHN NAPIER of Machias, committed suicide Saturday by shooting himself in the abdomen with a rifle. Despondency was the cause. He will be remembered by our village people as he was employed by J.S. MURPHY three summers ago.
JOHN LAMPMAN, of Ashford, died last week Tuesday and was buried last Thursday. Mr. LAMPMAN was 101 years old, a cancer being the cause of death.
For the first time, death has entered or ranks, and we are called to mourn the loss of our honored brother, REV. S. D. MORRIS. Ever foremost in temperance work, he transferred his membership from the Yorkshire Center Union to ours immediately upon our organization. The hands so often lifted in prayer for a blessing upon our work, are now folded over a still heart; we shall hear no more form his lips the stirring words of appeal, the solemn warning to the drunkard. He has heard the "well done" of the Master. He is walking the streets of the New Jerusalem, with no fear of being pained by the sight of an inebriate in his pathway, or a saloon at his right hand. The cause of Christ in Holland lay very near his heart. On his death bed he did not forget it, and only regretted that his days were few, because there was so much to be done. "Being dead he speaketh." His example, his influence is drawing us away from the stains of sin, from the bondage of Satan and leading us to the hills from whence cometh our strength; to the Saviour who is waiting to receive us. While we mourn the loss of this dear brother, we feel, that he was a member of our Union and ever interested in its work. We are glad of the example of his blameless life, glad that we have called him friend. May all present be as well prepared for the Master's summons as was he. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." -Holland W.C.T.U.
At the last Covenant meeting of the First Baptist Church of Holland, Feb. 5, 1887, the following resolutions were passed; Whereas, It has pleased God to remove from our midst our beloved pastor, REV. S.D. MORRIS and, Whereas, He was so efficient in his work as a servant of God, ever ready and willing to sacrifice self interests for the advancement of the cause of Christ, which he loved so well, therefore, Resolved, That this church tender their heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family and friends in the loss of a kind husband and father, a devoted Christian and beloved pastor, and while we mourn his loss, let us bow in submission to the divine will, knowing that our loss in his gain, and strive to say, "Thy will not ours be done." Resolved, That our church be draped in mourning for 30 days in honor of this memory. Resolved, That these resolutions be recorded in our Church book, and printed in the Aurora Advertiser, Olean Times, and Yorkshire Press, and a copy sent to the bereaved family.
Suicide of MILES F. BIXBY of Le Roy:
On Sat. afternoon last, MILES F. BIXBY, a leading Hardware Merchant of the Le Roy, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a pistol, whilst lying on the bed in own residence. The principal cause of his committing the rash act, was the fear of financial troubles which he imagined were pressing upon hi through the losses by endorsement for the past 2 or 3 years, but those most familiar with the affairs state that he was perfectly solvent. On the day of the fatal occurrence he remained in his room being in bed most of the time. In the afternoon MRS. BIXBY went in to see him; he was lying on his side and she thought him asleep so she did not disturb him. Shortly afterward she again visited him when she observed a little blood on the pillow, and on opening the blind the terrible truth flashed upon her that he had shot himself, for he still held the pistol in his hand, when she discovered a small hole in his head a little above his ear. He had evidently died instantly and without a struggle. Deceased was a son of COL. JOHN BIXBY and much respected as a businessman and a citizen. His age was 49 years. The funeral took place on Tuesday last, and was one of the largest ever held in Le Roy.
"In the Midst of Life We Are in Death":
The above scriptural sentence was seemingly never more forcibly demonstrated than in the sad, sudden & deplorable death of DENNIS E. ARNOLD. Thursday evening of last week MR. ARNOLD was not feeling well. Friday morning a physician was summoned. He sank steadily, yet rapidly, and at twenty minutes after 1 o'clock on Monday, June 26th, all that was mortal of an honored citizen, a devout Christian, and loving husband, had vanished. A council of physicians was had Monday morning and his disease was determined inflammation of the bowels accompanied by kindred afflictions, death being hastened by heart weakness. The deceased was 34 years of age, universally known and highly esteemed. He had been a life-long resident of this vicinity, & for 10 years had credibly filled the position of head salesman in the store of Messrs. E.W. READ & Co. At the time of his death he was Town Clerk, & Superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School, positions in which he displayed much nobleness of character. A wife, one 5 yr. Old daughter, a mother & 1 brother survive him, a babe of 1 year having preceeded him in death a short time ago; -the deceased in delivering a brief address to his Sunday School on Children's day, in referring to his sad bereavement, with tear dimmed eyes, said, "We do not know who will be the next." Sad, indeed, is the thought that he is the next to pass that portal of death. The obsequies occurred at the Baptist Church Wed. at 2 o'clock & were conducted by the Pastor REV. CUNNINGS, assisted by REVS. BLAKELY OLMSTEAD and DAY. The floral offerings were profuse, a "tent" of roses, in the background of which appeared the initials, "K.O.T.M.", contributed by Center Tent Knights of the Maccabees, of which the deceased was a member being most conspicuous. The remains were accompanied to their final resting place in the Delevan Cemetery, by the members of Center Tent, K.O.T.M. and the Baptist Sunday School, the funeral being very large.
EDWIN E. ROWLEY died on March 22nd, 1899, at the home of his daughter, MRS W. H. CHEESEMAN, in Gainesville, Wyoming County, N.Y., where he has resided for the last 5 years. The deceased had attained the advanced age of 92 years, 4 months and 19 days. Three years ago last November he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis, from which he only partially recovered, remaining, in a great measure, helpless. The 3rd of last Feb. he suffered a second stroke and from that time he gradually declined until his death. He was born at New Lebenon Springs, Columbia County, N.Y., Nov. 3, 1806. He was the 3rd of a family of 7 children and his father, ISACAR ROWLEY, died at the early age of 43 years, leaving EDWIN at the age of 15 to care for the family while his elder brother attended college. At age 22 he was married to JOANNAH TOMPKINS of East Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y., who died July 7, 1889. The deceased was the father of 7 children of whom 4 daughters and 1 son survive him. They are: MRS. LOUISA A. BARRUS of Pike, N.Y., MRS. HELEN M. CHEESEMAN of Gainesville, N.Y., MRS. MARILLA A. DENNIS, Eureka, Mich., MRS. ALICE N. LILLIBRIDGE, Carterville, Mo., and EDWIN THOMPKINS ROWLEY of Delevan, N.Y. He lived in the town of Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, for nearly 55 years. He was a member of the Continental Drum Corps & accompanied them to Pittsburgh & Louisville to attend the G.A.R. Encampment. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Elton, N.Y. for many years & lived a consistent Christian Life. He was always cheerful & of a happy disposition, making friends wherever he went, as was duly attested in the short but impressive services at Gainesville and later at Elton, where his old neighbors & friends paid their last respects. His remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Mapledale Cemetery at Delevan, N.Y. on Saturday, March 25th.
MR. EZEKIEL PINGREY was born in Rutland Co., Vt. June 21st, 1800, and died at his house in Yorkshire Center, Feb. 6th 1887, at 7:30 p.m. At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to Sardinia, Erie Co. N.Y. He was married to MISS HANNAH S. KINNE, Jan. 1st, 1823, and in April following commenced housekeeping in Yorkshire, on the farm which was his home for 42 successive years. Coming here when this country was but a wilderness, he has witnessed all the changes from a pioneer life, to the comforts of today, and the many obstacles that beset the path of those trying to rear a house in this, then, new country, would have caused many more faint of heart than he to have become discouraged. He had 9 children, 8 of whom are still living. One son residing in Massachusetts, The remaining four reside in Yorkshire. His wife died Oct. 20, 1872, and Nov. 20th, 1873, he was married to MRS. MARY BURTON of Connecticut, who survives him. Nearly 40 years ago he united with Free Will Baptist Church at Delevan and was afterwards transferred to Yorkshire. The church disbanded some time after and he never again united with any church, but was always a regular attendant at religious worships. Although for some time, on account of failing faculties he was able to hear but little of the services, he was usually found at his place in church, and always led a strict Christian life. The members of his family are remarkable for their longevity. One sister being now 88 years old, and 2 brothers, one 83 and the other 80 yrs. His life and name have so long been identified with Yorkshire and its inhabitants, that his passing away will leave many vacant places beside those in the hearts of his family. Funeral services were held at his residence Wed. at 11 a.m., conducted by REV. D. E. BURT of the Baptist Church assisted by REV. A.H. SLINGERLAND of the M.E. Church.
The family of MR. E. PINGREY extend their heart-felt gratitude to the friends who have so kindly assisted them in caring for and burying their dead.
At twenty minutes before one this Fri. morning, the cry of fire was sounded in the streets of Delevan. The dwelling of WILLIAM SNYDER on Forest Street was on fire and 2 lives were perishing in the flames. Quickly Star Hose Co., appeared upon the scene and in 20 minutes 2 heavy streams had extinguished the last spark. At the breaking out of the fire MR. SNYDER was seen to appear on the front porch and cry "fire" and then re-entered, presumedly to rescue his wife. He never returned. As soon as it was possible men made their way into the burning building and a horrible view met their gaze. In the pantry, on the floor, partly clad, lay the lifeless form of MR. SNYDER, while in the next room, the bedroom..was the burning form of MRS. SNYDER stone dead.
The fire evidently caught from a defective chimney
and had been smouldering for some time for people passing at 10 o'clock
the evening previous perceived in that vicinity a odor of burning pine.
The victims of this most horrible occurrence were in their 70', hence somewhat
feeble - in fact MRS. SNYDER had for some time been unable to walk without
assistance. The coroner will likely be summoned this morning.
" The dwelling is half burned down; DENNISON OLMSTED was first at the hose house; The fire had gained a good headway yet how quickly it wilted!; The village needs an electric fire alarm. It would cost less than $100.00; GEORGE E. SMITH and FRED VANVALKENBURG did sentinel duty morning; ROB. THOMSETT was badly burned about the face in attempting to rescue MRS SNYDER; Poor old BILL. He always fought fire protection, little thinking it would prevent his remains being cremated.
On Mon. morning a gloom of sorrow prevailed among our village community. Caused by the sad and sudden announcement that MASTER GEORGIE HUNT, eldest son of MR. and MRS. JOHN HUNT, had died suddenly at 11 o'clock the evening previous. During the day, Sunday, the little fellow complained of not feeling very well but no serious result was feared until about 9 p.m. when he was taken violently ill with convulsions; a physician was hastily summoned but at 11 p.m. the young life which but 24 hours before had been so full of hope and mirth had vanished. The funeral occurred Wed. noon at their residence and was conducted by REV. J.M. ARCHIBALD of the M.E. Church. The burial was in Yorkshire Center Cemetery.
JOHN LAMPMAN of Ashford, died last week Tuesday and was buried last Thurs MR. LAMPMAN was 101 years old, a cancer being the cause of death.
In the Noonday of Life:
To-day's Wyoming Co. Record: The community was shocked Sun. afternoon last to learn of the sudden death of MRS BERTHA FRANCIS, wife of our townsman J.H. FRANCIS,. MRS. FRANCIS was taken sick only the evening before and remained unconscious until her death. Parturition was the cause. BERTHA STRONG, daughter of MR. and MRS. E. J. STRONG, was born in Delevan, N.Y. Feb. 21, 1864, and resided there until her marriage to MR. FRANCIS. They were married Jan. 17, 1884, and since that time have resided in this village. Two children, IVA MAY age 9, and MABEL, age 6, are left to morn the loss of a kind and loving mother. MRS. FRANCIS was beloved by all and was a devoted, loving, and faithful mother and wife. The funeral was held Wed. at 1 p.m., REV. JOHN A. SAYLES of Aurora officiating. The interment took place at Mapledale Cemetery, Delevan. The floral offerings were numerous and rich. The pall bearers were V.C. BEEBE, II, J. BEARDSLEY, WM. PUGH, R.S. WHEELER, H.J. MCNAIR, and J.H. SMITH. A large number of our people accompanied the procession to Delevan. The RECORD unites with all the friends and neighbors in extending sympathy to MR FRANCIS and family in this sad affliction.
A SUDDEN DEATH:
Our village people were shocked Wed. at the report that Mrs. L.M. WHEELOCK was dead. Death came as a flash. Only 3 minutes previous she had conversed with her brother, D.S. CHURCHILL, and then lay down in a hammock, feeling as well as usual. In an instant her heart ceased to beat and all was over. Heart -disease was the cause. Since the death of her husband a little more than a year ago, she has lived with her aged mother at their home on Forest Street in this village. ADELAIDE CHURCHILL WHEELOCK was born in Springville 48 yrs. ago, and for many years resided in this village. Neighbors and friends are heart-sick at the very sudden and untimely death of such an esteemed lady. The funeral will take place this Fri. afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home of the deceased's brother, D.S. CHURCHILL, on Delevan Street (her own home undergoing repairs), and REV. SCOVIL of the Baptist Church will officiate.. Interment will be on the family lot in Mapledale.
DEACON HIRAM CHITTENDEN, one of the very earliest pioneers of the town, died at his home on Mill St. at a few minutes after 11 o'clock Thurs. a.m. The deceased was in his 90th year and was one of Delevan's most aged residents. The funeral is announced for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and will be held in the First Baptist Church. An obituary will appear in a subsequent issue.
(1892) JOHN BRISBANE and his wife each aged 89
years., were buried at Ellicottville on Tuesday.
MR. HIRAM CHITTENDEN:
In the death of DEACON HIRAM CHITTENDEN, which occurred at his lat home in this village Sept. 22, 1898, we lose one of the oldest settlers of the town of Yorkshire, --one of the few remaining pioneers by whose untiring energy & heroic fortitude in braving the perils of the forest, the hills & valleys have been changed from a wilderness to productive fields & pleasant homes. He was born in Herkimer County, March 3, 1809, & was one of a family of 10 children, who removed to Newark, Wayne County, about 1817. At 19 yrs. of age he came to this county, & was so pleased with it that he bought a farm & moved his parents onto it. Three years later he married MISS EMELINE PAYNE. About the year 1835 he became a Christian & joined the First Baptist Church of Sardinia, of which he was a member 23 yrs., when he united with the Baptist Church here & remained a member of same until his death. There were born to him 8 children, of whom 5 are still living: WILLIAM of Lansing, Mich., NEWTON of West Yorkshire, MRS. F.M. STEVENSON of Yorkshire. MR. CHITTENDEN'S first wife died Jan. 4, 1875, & he was married again in 1877 to MRS. SARAH LEONARD of Newark, N.Y., who still survives him. His funeral was held in the Baptist Church Sunday, Pastor J.H. GIRDWOOD preaching from the text "We have fought a good fight." II Tim. 4:6-7-8. Interment at Mapledale.
Will Peg Soles No More:
BENEDICTUS STRAM, for many years one of Delevan's shoemakers, is dead. He passed away at the county almshouse at Machias & was buried at McKinstry yesterday. MRS. STRAM was industrious until overtaken by old age and paralysis, & at one time possessed some property, but injudicious management caused by an enfeebled mind sapped his finances, & he was obliged some 2 yrs. ago to seek shelter at Cattaraugus County's splendidly located & nicely kept home for the penniless. He had rounded out three score and ten years.
(1902) A Minneapolis paper announces the death of ELYAH STRONG, a brother of MESDAMES OLMSTED and CHENEY of this village. The end came July 11, and was the result of a surgical operation. His age is 74 years.
Beyond the River:
After a brief but painful illness, MRS. FRANCIS
E. LITTLE DAVIDSON died, June 9, 1902, at the home of her son, R.F.
DAVIDSON of Depot Street, Delevan, where she had been staying for medical
treatment. Bravely she battled for life, hoping against hope, clinging
to each encouraging word, and trusting infinitely in Him who doeth all
things well. Medical skill proved unavailing. She grew rapidly worse, and
on Monday, friends near and dear, with hearts saddened gathered around
the bedside of her whom they loved, watching and waiting, knowing full
well the white winged messenger was in their midst.
A husband and three children are left to mourn the loss of wife and mother, namely: R. F. DAVIDSON, G.W. DAVIDSON of Delevan, and MRS. DAVID JAMES of Arcade; also an aged and feeble mother, MRS. MARY A. LITTLE, who resides with MRS. MYRON CHAPMAN, a sister of deceased , and WILLIAM C. LITTLE, a brother.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were MR. and MRS. MYRON CHAPMAN, of Franklinville, N.Y.; GEO. DAVIDSON and wife of Cuba, N.Y.; WILLIAM of Hornellsville, JOHN LITTLE and wife of Sandusky; WILLIAM C. LITTLE and wife of East Aurora; MRS. FRANK OGELVIE of Buffalo. The deceased had many warm friends outside the home circle, who mourn her seemingly untimely end.
MRS. RILEY WILLIAMS of East Aurora was unable to attend the funeral of her brother MR. REMINGTON on account of the severe illness of her husband.
MRS. W.H. WILLIAMS and daughter NORMA and MONA of East Aurora came to this place to attend the funeral services of their uncle MRS. REMINGTON, and have been visiting friends here for a few days since.
The churches united in their morning service last Sunday, REV. TUBBS and his congregation going to the Congregational Church, where REV. TUBBS was invited by REV. WEST to deliver the sermon. REV. WEST followed with a few remarks.
MRS. BELA REMINGTON and her daughter, and her daughter MRS. ASA RUPERT are visiting MRS. ALLEN RICE'S and waiting anxiously for good weather and better roads when MRS. RUPERT will return to her home in Sardinia, taking her mother with her to stay indefinitely.
The funeral services of MRS. GOULD were held Thursday at the Congregational Church. It was a dreadful time for a funeral. The interment was at Springville and the bearers and friends did not get back until 9 o'clock at night. Sermons was by REV. J.L. WEST, assisted by REV. TUBBS
This place was visited by a heavy rain on Sunday about noon. In a short time rivers of water were running everywhere. The north abutments of the bridges near C.E. DEMMON'S place and the M.E. parsonage were carried away and people had to ford the creek. MR. ELMER RICE'S lawn is covered with mud and logs and MRS. SIMMON'S lawn and garden are ruined. One corner of the blacksmith shop is undermined. Thus far this season it is discouraging to farmers to try to do any kind of farm work.
The remains of MRS. HANNAH WILDER were brought to this place last week Tuesday for interment. She was one of the early settlers in this locality and had many friends in this place. The funeral services were conducted by REV. C. H. DOW. Her son, MR. JOHN HADLEY, and daughters, MRS. MATILDA CAREY of Delevan, and MRS. ORSON FRANK of Ashford, and her granddaughter, MISS NELLIE CAREY of Buffalo, with several other relatives, were present. MESSRS. JOHN HADLEY, ORSON FRANK, FRANK SMITH, and FRED SMITH acted as bearers. So they are being gathered home, one by one.
MRS. DRESSER, who has been sick for a long time, is a little better.
MR. WARREN of Springville was the guest of his daughter, MRS. VOCIE WILLIS, over Sunday.
MRS. C.A. BROWNELL Of Delevan visited her parents here a few days ..last (clipping ends)
HIS LAST ROLL CALL:
ANDREW MARTIN KELLER was born in Alexander, Genesee County, N.Y., March 19, 1830. During the early part of his life he lived in Detroit, Mich., where he mastered the mason's trade. From there he moved to the town of Yorkshire. In 1854 he was married to LOUISA I. WHITNEY, with the exception of a few years. He has spent the greater part of his life in the town of Yorkshire in the village of Delevan or what was known for many years as Yorkshire Center. In 1862 when Pres. Lincoln called for 300,000 men, he heartily responded to the call. In the Universalist Church in this village, on the eve of Aug. 5, 1862, MR. KELLER enlisted under CAPT. HARRISON CHENEY, Co. D. 154 Reg. N.Y. Vols., he being the 2nd man to enlist; an honor held sacred to memory. He engaged in battle at Fredricksburg, Chancelorville & Gettysburg. The 1st day's fight at Gettysburg he was taken prisoner, the beginning of starvation. He was then marched to Bell Isle prison, & from there to Andersonville, where the horrors of prison life began. He remained there 16 mo. & 20 days. From 120 lbs. in weight he was reduced to 72 lbs.-not from sickness, but from starvation. After being without food or water for 3 days, MR. KELLER was taken to Milan where he was exchanged. He was then sent to Annapolis, Md., where he received a 30 das furlough. He returned to camp & remained there until honorably discharged. MR. KELLER departed this life March 4, 1900, at twilight. After 6 weeks of suffering he passed peacefully away. He leaves a wife, one daughter, MRS. CARRIE MYRICK, & 3 grandchildren; also 1 brother in the west, and 1 nephew, W.J. PARKER, of Cadiz, N.Y. The funeral was largely attended, many from Machias being among the number. REV. FAIRCHILD of Ripley Memorial Church, Buffalo, officiated. Interment at Mapledale.
"The Last Bugle Call":
Another brave soldier is dead. MR. NATHANIEL BROWN has fought his last battle, & after 29 years of anguish & suffering caused by being hit in the forehead by a Minnie ball from the enemy at the Battle Chancellorville,, has passed to his reward. The deceased was born in this state 58 years ago & had been a resident of this town for nearly all his life. He had been twice married, both wives preceeding him in death. He leaves a family of 9 children. Mr. Brown was a member of the 154th Reg. Vol. Inf.& was at the front doing gallant service at the Battle of Chancellorville when a well- directed bullet from the enemy sent him to the dust. It was 6 wks. before he regained consciousness, & he lingered for many more between life & death, --in fact his whole life since the war had been one of intense suffering, never being entirely free from pain. The ball that did the disastrous work struck him directly in the forehead and lodged near the brain. From that instant life to him was a failure & he continually longed for the time when death would come to his relief. He received from the government a paltry pension which, when it is considered that an honorable robust citizen was maimed for life & made to suffer 29 yrs. of anguish, is a burlesque on the pension system & a blot on the pages of the pension records. He passed away quietly at his home Fri., June 17th. The obsequies occurred there Sun. & were conducted by REV. GILCHRIST of the Baptist Church. The interment was in the McKinstry Cemetery.
HELEN MCKOON, daughter of REV. D. W. and J. Y. MCKOON, was born in Ellington, Chautauqua County, June 18, 1854, & died in Sugartown, August 12, 1894, after a short illness of 12 hrs. In early life she taught school, always gaining the respect & love of her pupils, not only on account of her Christian example, but also on account of her rare gift of attracting children to her. She gave up teaching school & although not their teacher she as their leader was always in touch with the little ones, & so her magnetic influence over the young as felt to the time of her death. Her great aim in life was to lead others to Christ. When asked if the constant coming & going of school children did not interrupt he rin her domestic affairs, she answered, "Yes, sometimes I feel that I cannot spare the time, but I must not lose my hold on
Friday, April 26, 1901:
MRS. GEORGE WOOD:
MRS. EMMA BURLESON WOOD, wife of our esteemed neighbor, GEO. W. WOOD, died at their home on Mill Street in Delevan on Thurs., April 17th, 1901, at 1:30 p.m. Deceased was born in the town of Freedom 54 years ago, and was married in 1872 at the age of 18. She has been an invalid for nearly three years, and a great sufferer for the past few months. She leaves a husband and 3 children, MISS MARY WOOD, MRS. HATTIE TULLAR and JOHN WOOD, to mourn the loss of an ever faithful and loving wife and mother. She also leaves 3 brothers, one in Sandusky and 2 in Minnesota and one sister in Caneadea.
About 2 hours before she died as MR. WOOD went into the room she asked to be raised up in bed. He raised her up and put some extra pillows under her head. This was about 11 o'clock, and from then until the end MR. WOOD sat by her side, clasping her hand and talking with her. Once he laid her hand down beside her and she said, "No, don't let go my hand." He asked her when she came in sight of the Celestial City to give him a clasp of the hand and she said she would. She told her daughter HATTIE who was in the room that she was about to leave her. A few minutes before she passed away she said, "Why can't I go?" then she gave MR. WOOD a clasp of the hand, a new strangely bright look came into her eyes, a few short breaths and she was with Him who doeth all things well, the God she had loved and served so faithfully.
The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church here on Saturday, REV. PROSSER of the Elton Free Methodist Church officiating. Among those from out of town who attended were MR. and MRS. EASTWOOD and son HOYT of Gowanda, MR. and MRS H. L. BACHNAM and son WELLMAN of Holland, MRS ED. EASTWOOD of Pike, MR. and MRS. D. A. OWENS and daughter MIZPAH of Franklinville, D. J. BURLESON and son GEORGE of Sandusky and HORATIO HODGE and MRS. D. G. HODGE of Arcade. Burial in the Delevan Cemetery.
MR. and MRS. STUART B HOPKINS celebrated their 10th anniversary on Mon. evening, Dec. 29. Ten years ago, on Dec. 29, 1892, MR. STUART B. HOPKINS, who had come to our village from East Aurora, to act as principal of our school, won for his bride MISS GERTRUDE A. GOO, one of Delevan's most accomplished and highly esteemed young women Last Mon. evening about 50 guests assembled at their home to do homage At a little after 6 o'clock MR. and MRS. HOPKINS, accompanied by MR. and MRS. DWIGHT J. DAVIS (whose 4th anniversary also occurred on this date) took their places as they did a decade ago. REV. WARREN however, at this time took the place of the late REV. E. B. OLMSTEAD, who ten years ago was the officiating clergyman. In the course of his remarks, REV. WARREN cited the facts that of the number present ten years ago, several have been called to the home beyond, among whom were REV. OLMSTEAD, (as mentioned above), and MISS ELLEN BRAND, the bridesmaid. MISS ANNA RUNYAN, who played the wedding march then, present on the former occasion then have since married, and upon the whole, time was wrought many changes. The guests enjoyed a solo by MISS MERNIE MILLS, a quartette by MR. and MRS. HOPKINS and MR. and MRS. DAVIS, a piano duet by Mesdames HOPKINS and DAVIS, while at intervals during the evening MR. E. R. BROWN furnished several lively airs on the violin accompanied by MRS. HOPKINS and MISS DARTE at the piano. Receiving with MRS. GOO, were MISS NELLIE DAVIS and MRS. CHAS. STRONG. Many gifts, from tin and china to silver and gold, were left as mementoes.
MARY STRONG MURPHY:
MARY CATHERINE STRONG was born in the old fort at Fort at Fort Herkimer, N. Y. 82 years ago last April, the 21st day. She was the eldest child of JOHN and CATHERINE STRONG. Her marriage to JACOB MURPHY, who died in 1865, resulted in the birth of one child, JOHN S. MURPHY, of this village. The deceased, with her husband, moved to the farm adjoining the village on the north, where she died, 52 years ago. Therefore, she had lived on the same farm, in the same house and with the same surrounding, for more than half a century.
MRS. MURPHY was not only a kind and indulgent wife and mother in her own home circle, but she was ever regarded as a sort of sister of mercy and in many of her neighbor's households in cases of trouble and sickness, and she has been present in the capacity of nurse, and the initiation into this life of many of our present residents, in fact, she has officiated in some families even unto the 3rd and 4th generation. In the earlier days of this village's history trained nurses were scarce and MRS. MURPHY'S kind, motherly aid and counsel was ever cordially accepted. And what makes her life seem more beautiful is the fact that these kindly services were performed without recompense, or even the thought from her, of any remuneration whatever. Her life was has truly been worthy of emulation. MRS. MURPHY departed this life Wed. afternoon, July first, at 1:25 o'clock. The funeral will be held today (Friday) at the Universalist Church at 2 p.m., REV. H. P. MORRELL of Buffalo officiating.
At fifteen minutes after 3 o'clock Wed. morning, MRS. ASENATH LANGMADE PHINNEY, after a 2 weeks' brave battle with pneumonia, passed peacefully away at the home of her youngest daughter, MRS. HON. M. E. FISHER. In the last glimmer of life – but ten minutes previous to her death she recognized her daughter, MRS. C. S. PERSONS, and nodded a sad farewell, seeming to realize that the unseen journey had begun. The deceased was born in the town of Sardinia, in the "Cherry Tavern," now the SCHUTT homestead, 66 years ago Dec. 8th next. When a child of 5 years, her parents came to this town and here she had ever been a resident. She was the eldest daughter of WILLIAM LANGMADE and LAURA DAVIS, his wife, pioneers in the town's early history. In 1853 she was united in marriage to WILLIS B. PHINNEY whose demise occurred in 1872. The deceased is survived by 3 children: WILLIS BERT PHINNEY of Oberlin, Kas., MRS. C. PERSONS and MRS. M. E. FISHER of this place; also three brothers and two sisters: ANDREW J., MASON C. and DANIEL P. LANGMADE, MRS. C. A. CHENEY and MRS. FRED WORDEN. In the death of MRS. PHINNEY the world loses a personage of the noblest of character and into her family circle is thrust a sadness that long years only can heal. The funeral will take place at 1 o'clock this Friday afternoon in the M. E. Church, sermon by her pastor, REV. WEST. The interment will be by the side of her husband in Mapledale.
FITCH, the Poet, Dead:
MR. JAMES FITCH, for many years a resident in this village, who went West about 2 years ago to reside with his son, JAMES, at Sunrise City, Minn., died at his son's home July 1st. He suffered a paralytic stroke June 20th from which he did not recover. Temporary interment was made at Sunrise City, but it is quite probable that his remains will late be brought here. MR. FITCH operated, for 30 or 40 yrs. the old carding mill on the Lake Road and was a conspicuous figure on our streets. He was considered quiet a poet in his day and many of his verses are now quoted by almost every schoolboy in town. As a story teller, MR. FITCH was unique and we believe never was rivaled. He leaves no family except the son with whom he lived.
Many people here were grieved to learn of the death of MRS. JAS. BEACH at Elton, on Tues., July 2nd. She was for many years a resident of this town and held the respect and good will of all who knew her. The funeral services were held from the late home yesterday and the interment was in the Delevan Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends in their sad affliction, the loss of a wife and dear mother.
MRS. CLAPHYRA TILDEN RYDER passed to the higher-life from the home of her son ADELBERT D. RYDER, in West Yorkshire, August 13, at the advanced age of nearly 78 years. MRS. RYDER had been in poor health for nearly 3 years but bore her affliction with a true Christian patience. MRS. RYDER was born in the town of Phelps, Seneca County this state, Oct. 24, 1822, and at the age of 5 years, came to this town with her mother, MRS. HANNAH McKINSTRY TILDEN and 2 brothers, SAMUEL of California, and the late DANIEL S. of Machias, and located near her grandparents, PAUL and BETSY McKINSTRY, at McKinstry Hollow; the latter are likely well remembered by the elderly M.E. people of that vicinity, where they were earnest workers in the upbuilding of that denomination. Two of their sons, WILLIAM and PORTER, becoming clergymen of that church. At this place her early school days were spent until they moved to Arcade, and at Arcade in 1847 she was united in marriage to WILLIAM RYDER of the town of Sardinia. Since her marriage she has lived during the greater part of the time in this town. Her husband passed away 12 years ago and since his death she has lived with her son, ADELBERT, where by their thorough industry and economy, they had gained a comfortable competency, and where comfort and kindness could be given her in her declining years. MRS. RYDER was possessed of a kind and benevolent disposition and was always ready in her home, where she was best known, with a helping hand and a heart full of loving kindness for all. The funeral took place at her late home and was largely attended and many beautiful flowers were brought as tokens of respect. The burial took place on the family lot in Sardinia, by the side of her husband. REV. MACKLIN of the M.E. church officiated.
JOHN BOOMHOUR MARVIN, whose illness was noted in these columns a fort-night ago, died suddenly at a few minutes before 6 o'clock on the morning of Sat., July 1st, at the Weeks House in this village. A paralytic stroke was the cause. For 2 weeks he had been semi-unconscious but was thought to be slowly regaining health. On the fatal morning at about 5 o'clock he said to his son WILL, who was at his bedside, that he was wearily of lying and would arise and thereby try to gain rest. He arose as had been his custom each morning, and after standing a few moments, sank back onto his bed saying, "This ends it!" and in a few minutes life was extinct JOHN B. MARVIN was born April 16, 1832, at Conneaut, O. When a youth he went to Janesville, Wis., on foot, remained there but a short time and returned to Meadville, Pa., walking the entire distance. At the latter place he found employment with JOHN CHENEY, deceased, and with MR. CHENEY came to this place about 50 years ago, and in that half century this town had been his home, excepting about 2 years spent in Dayton, N.Y. He married MISS AMELIA A. LANGMADE soon after locating (clipping ends)
On Friday morning, April 27, 1900, at 3 o'clock, our townsman MR. DANIEL K. BAILEY passed from the portals of his earthly home to the home that is eternal. MR. BAILEY had been confined indoors since Jan., by illness, and at times his sufferings were intense. All that human hand could do was of no avail; the frail house of clay was too weak to withstand the fierce ravages of disease, and finally collapsed. Although at the eleventh hour, MR. BAILEY felt his need of a pilot across the dark river, and a few days before his death, yielded his heart to the Savior. He died peacefully and with the assurance that all was well with his soul.
MR. BAILEY was born in Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y., Jan. 27, 1838, and was therefore 62 years and 3 months old. He was the youngest of 12 children; one brother, MR. GEORGE BAILEY, of Delevan, and one sister, MRS. ELIAS REYNOLDS of Valley Center, Kas., also 3 half-brothers, ANDREW BAILEY of Arcade, JAMES BAILEY of West Liberty, Ohio, and ELIAS BAILEY of Buffalo, and one half-sister, MRS. E. H. HITCHCOCK of Delevan, surviving him. Deceased was the son of THOMAS and MARY BAILEY, nee JONES, his mother dying when he was but 2 weeks old. The family came to Delevan when the deceased was 14 years of age, locating on what is now C.A. CHENEY farm east of the village. On Feb. 23, 1862, MR. BAILEY was united in marriage to MISS PHOEBE A. LOWDEN of this village, to whom were born 2 daughters, namely, MRS. LIBBIE WOOD and MISS GRACE BAILEY, who, with their mother, survive MR. BAILEY. The subject of our sketch was a person of untiring energy and exceedingly industrious, always up with the sun, if not before, and evidently possessed of the idea that it is better to wear out than to rust out. He had many good qualities and his familiar figure will be missed from our streets. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church on Sunday, April 29, conducted by the REV. JAMES E. SCOVILL, recent pastor here The interment occurred in Mapledale. Among the many friends who gathered to pay farewell tribute to the departed dead were ANDREW BAILEY and wife, WM. DARBEE, wife and daughter, Arcade; MRS. MOSES BAILEY, GEO. BAILEY and wife, LEEK, MR. and MRS. WALLACE MARTIN and children of Franklinville; MRS. DELL MARTIN of Cowelsville; MRS. FOLLETT LANGMADE, East Otto; MRS. GOERGE NAPIER and daughter, MRS. WM. NAPIER and MISS PIXLEY, Machias.
AGNES SNELL WILCOX:
MRS. JOHN WILCOX died Jan. 18th, 1907 at the home of her daughter, MRS. SUMNER MORSE. ANGELINE SNELL was born May 23, 1820, and was married to JOHN WILCOX the 14th of Sept., 1842, who died two years ago last April. She has since made her home with her daughter. Four children were born to MR. and MRS. WILCOX, two of whom died in infancy. Fifty years ago they moved to this town from Orangeville, Wyoming County, N.Y., and had since resided here. MRS. WILCOX leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, MRS. PHOEBE ANN SHERMAN and MRS. SUMNER MORSE; also four grandchildren. Her trust was in the Lord and she was ready and willing to go. The funeral was held at her late home Sunday at 11 a.m. and was conducted by REV. TIFFANY of Delevan. Interment was in the McKinstry Cemetery beside her husband.
MR. WALTER FAIRBANKS passed suddenly away on Tuesday last, with heart failure, at the residence of CHARLES WILLIAMS, with whom he has made his home for the past few years. One sister and some grandchildren are left to mourn his loss. Funeral was held on Friday and he was buried here by the side of his children, who have all gone before him.
MR. JOHN WILCOX, an aged resident of this vicinity, passed away at his home at a quarter past one, Friday afternoon. He had been in poor health all winter, but for about a week had been sick in bed. Although surrounded by loving friends and receiving tender care it was not decreed that he should recover. He has passed to his long rest and although we would fain have kept him yet we know that our loss is his gain. He is survived by his aged wife, and two daughters, MRS. PHOEBE ANN SHERMAN and MRS. SUMNER MORSE and 4 grandchildren.
MISS MAUDE E. GRAHAM and MRS. JAY D. QUACKENBUSH were married at Machias Sunday, Apr. 17, 1904. Congratulations.
MR. and MRS. ERVIE VANVALKENBURG and daughter GERTRUDE of Delevan were visitors at HOWARD HARMON'S, Sunday.
ROLLIN BABCOCK, who has been confined to the house for some time is better at this writing.
FRANK and WILLIE HARRISON spent Sunday with their brother ALBERT who is in poor health.
MARY GRETCHELL was a visitor of ROLLIN BABCOCK'S Tuesday eve.
GEO. BURGEN and family, and ANNA and JOHN WICKMAN were pleasantly entertained at MRS. GRETCHELL'S Sunday.
MR. and MRS. FRANK LAFFERTY of the Lake Road were in this vicinity Wednesday.
MRS. HOWARD HARMON and daughter HATTIE spent Friday with her cousin, MRS. MYRTLE HARRISON.
MRS. ROSE RYDER and MRS. ELLA VEDDER spent a very pleasant evening at the National Protective Legion, April 16, at Delevan.
HOWARD HARMON, wife and daughter HATTIE were visitors at IKE SCRIBNER'S of McKinstry, Saturday.
GEO HAYES of the Lake Road passed thru here Monday.
MRS. MARY E. BARTLETT, wife of SAMUEL E. BARTLETT, of this place, died on Friday, May 22, from heart disease, after many months of suffering, aged 60 years. She was a daughter of the late LEVI WEBBER, for many years a resident of this vicinity, and came to this place with her parents when two years old. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and 6 children. The funeral took place on Sunday, from the Christian church, of which organization the deceased was a member. REV. W. A. WARNER officiating.
MR. LUCIUS STUDLEY, a former resident near McKinstry, died at his home in Gowanda last week Thurs. The funeral was held Sun. He was a brother of ANDREW STUDLEY, brother-in-law of GEO. BUMP, and uncle of HARVEY HALL all of this town. He leaves a wife, 2 daughters, and 1 or 2 sons.
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, occurred the death of MRS. MARIETTA GOULD, at the home of her son, THOMAS LEONARD, near East Ashford. MRS. GOULD was a former resident of West Valley and was quite well known here. She has been in poor health for ten or fifteen years, and had reached the age of 79. The funeral was held at East Ashford, conducted by REV. WEST of this place. Interment in Springville. She leaves 4 children.
HERSCHEL PEABODY, son of REV. and MRS. PEABODY of this place, who with his regiment, has been stationed in New York for some time, is now ordered to Key West, Fla. The company will remain there for a few weeks only, when they expect to serve in the army and his parents and friends here hope his service will end before the regiment starts for that distant clime.
CYRUS LEMUEL PAUL, son of MR. and MRS. LEMUEL PAUL, was born at Java Village, June 12, 1819. He was married to MISS RACHEL PROPER, Sept. 13, 1840. Ten children were born from this union, two dying in infancy. Seven children are now living, HIRAM of Strykersville; SARAH PFIFFERLING, of East Aurora; ORRIN J. of Buffalo; ROSE FREEMAN of Java Village; CYRUS of Holland; ELMER A. of Arcade; and RACHEL SHEARLING of Marble Springs, besides these he leaves one brother HOMER J. PAUL of Michigan, also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him to the great Beyond, dying September 2, 1904. For 88 years he lived on one farm in Java Village. He early joined the Congregational Church at Strykersville, of which he was a faithful attendant. He never failed in having grace asked for before meals, and always observed family prayers. He has been confined to his bed since April 17th, and has borne his suffering without complaint. He was ready to go to the land beyond our sight, often praying to be released from this earth. He died on August 11th, aged 93 years, 2 months lacking one day, the oldest man in Arcade.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Java Village, on Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock, REV. W. R. BLACKMER of Arcade officiating, assisted by FRED CHUBB of Java Village. Interment in Java Village Cemetery.
A sad providence removed from our village on March 1st, one who will be greatly missed in the vicinity of Delevan, in the person of MRS. KETURAH HOWELL BISHOP. The funeral was held at the home of her son, DR. L. L. BISHOP. A large concourse of friends and relatives were present to render the last earthly honors to one who has been a power for good all through the years since AMASA BISHOP brought her here with her infant son 46 years ago. It was no small task to be housewife and housemaker on a farm in those days before modern labor saving machines, when several men were needed to carry on the farm work; but MRS. BISHOP found time for that, and to care for two relatives who have been deaf from childhood, and to make a place for herself in the social and church life of this entire section. For 36 years this devoted couple were the mainstay of the M. E. church here, only dropping out of active work with the failure of MRS. BISHOP'S health. Baptized in infancy and matured in the church from childhood she had never experienced sin, nor the exaltation of rescue from its depths, but she had that spotless innocence that so far surpasses in worth even the sincerest penitence. Her religion was of the every-day sort, and every morning for over 47 years the Bishop home gathered about the family altar to begin the day. Tolerant as to the convictions of others she was unwavering in her own and her unswerving loyalty to the church of her choice was a marked feature of a most impressive life. Her whole life was one labor of love, pouring itself freely out in the unstinting service to others. The REV. H. M. WILSON, pastor of the M. E. Church preached. She is survived by the aged husband A. H. BISHOP, a son of L. L. BISHOP and a sister, REBECCA HOWELL of Delevan, and another sister, MRS. DAVID LUCE, of Howard Lake, Minn., and she is mourned by the entire community.
MRS. MARIA WINCHESTER, wife of the late WM. LEONARD WINCHESTER, died at the home of her daughter, MRS. ROSS C. MARKHAM, of Buffalo, on Monday, February 17, 1919, in the 76th year of her age. MRS. WINCHESTER was the daughter of the late CARPENTER and MARIAH BULL of Yorkshire, and was born on the farm now owned by ORRIS CARD on June 25th, 1843. She was married to WM. L. WINCHESTER Feb. 29, 1860. He died March 24, 1899. They had lived the most of those years in the town in which they were born. The first few years were spent in Grafton, Ohio. Eight children were born to them, four of which survive, MRS. CORA MARKHAM of Buffalo, N.Y., MR. WM B. WINCHESTER of Dale, N.Y., MR. CLAYTON H., of Bergen, N.Y., and MRS. LOIS SPRING of Linden, N.Y. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, MR. LESTER BULL of Sardinia, MRS. HANNAH RICE of Iowa, MRS. ROSETHA BEAOR of Glenwood, N.Y., and MR. ELISHA BULL of East Aurora, beside many friends and relatives to mourn their loss. She was a woman with good Christian character, always ready to do a kindness for anyone needing help, a hard working-woman as long as she had her health.
On December 3, 1900, she married WINFIELD C. WINCHESTER, a cousin to her first husband. He died on Dec. 5th, 1916 and was buried at Attica, N.Y. Since then she has been with her children. She expressed her desire to be with her husband in Buffalo when the last summons came; it seems her prayer was answered, as she had been staying with her daughter since November last. She returned to Buffalo on Friday morning, very feeble and passed to the Beyond on Monday about 3:30 p.m. The funeral services were held at her late home in Buffalo, Wed. afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, REV. HARVEY C. BREAM, pastor of the Disciples Church of Christ, who has been a great comfort to her in the past two years with his consoling words of cheer and prayers. CLAYTON, her youngest son, accompanied her remains to Delevan, where she was laid at rest beside her first husband and four babies gone on before. Owing to sickness her other children (clipping ends)
MRS. FRANK OYER of Springville, a former resident of this place, is in the hospital at Buffalo where she underwent an operation last Tuesday. MRS. SILPHINA REMINGTON, widow of BELA REMINGTON, deceased, departed this life on Feb. 11, 1913, aged about 85. When people died only good things are said of them and that is as it should be; the bad, if any forgotten. But nothing but good could be said of MRS. REMINGTON. Her patience, sweetness and deeply religious nature have always been shown through her long life of hard work and many trials, though much of brightness also fell to her lot in the love and reverence of husband ARTHUR REMINGTON, of Delevan, four daughters, MRS. EVAN R. DAY, now visiting in Kansas, MRS. EDITH RICE, MRS. MABEL STARKS, who resides in children and many other relatives. One sister, MRS. LOVISA FISHER, resides here while others of her family reside at a distance.
Died, Jan. 29th, 1913, CLARENCE DAY HADLEY, aged 29 years, 7 months and 7 days. Funeral services at the home on Feb. 1st. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.
CLARENCE DAY HADLEY was the youngest son of HENRY H. and ELIZABETH WILTSE HADLEY, and was born in East Ashford June 22, 1883. Both his parents were descended from good New England stock and he had inherited their good traits, industry, economy and honesty.
On the first day of the new year he was stricken with pneumonia of an aggravated type and was desperately sick for a number of weeks, but for some days before his death he had improved rapidly and all and believed him on the road to recovery, when a heart complication snuffed out his life in a moment, literally, proving the truth of the Bible assertion: "In the midst of life we are in death."
About 8 years ago he was joined in marriage to MISS DORA WASSON, who with 2 little children survive him, as do his parents, and brother BERT of Buffalo, and an adopted sister, MRS. EARL COLE of Springville. In his disposition and association with others he was a peculiarly lovable personality, and the friendships of boyhood with early associates ripened to fine strong love and regard of manhood. He was a valued member of the West Valley Lodge No. 665 I.O.O.F. and had just completed a term as its presiding officer, in which position by his ability, activity and fairness of administration he had won the high regard of his associates. The lodge conducted the services which were very impressive and many beautiful flowers were presented by members and friends.
In the loss of this good brother, son, husband and father, not only the family but the community had sustained a distinct loss, and it will be many months were his genial smile and kindly ways will be forgotten. To the young wife bereft of his companionship and loving association and the parents descending the western slope of life's day, and to the brother and sister and all the loving friends and associates heart felt sympathy is offered
MRS. OWEN STACY was born in the town of Colden, Erie Co., N.Y., Feb. 10, 1882. Married to WM. B. STACY Oct. 22, 1839, and died in Delevan, Jan. 14th, 1904. A loving wife and mother has gone to rest but hose who mourn for her have the blessed assurance that she died as she lived with the love of God in her heart. The separation from her beloved companion, with whom she had spent 62 years of her life, was to her a grief from which she never recovered. During the 2 years which have elapsed since his death she had gradually failed, and was seemingly only waiting for the summons to join the loved ones gone before.
The first years of her life were spent in Machias and East Aurora, then Yorkshire center (now Delevan) became their permanent home. Although she was a woman who spent most of her time at home, she was always ready to aid her husband and in sympathy with him in whatever he undertook, and was thus identified with many good works. She was the mother of 2 children; WM. H. STACY, who died in 1869, and MRS. LAURA STACY BURNS of Delevan, who cared for her with tender lovingness during her declining years. Two aged sisters and one brother survive her. The funeral services were conducted by F. A. PETERSON, pastor of the M.E. Church, on Sunday, Jan. 17th, at her late home on North Main Street. Interment in Delevan Cemetery.
MRS. RUTH D. MORSE, one of the early pioneers of the town, after a number of years of illness, died at the home of her son, SUMNER MORSE, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. The deceased was born in Mass. 83 years ago and has been for many years a much respected resident of this town.. The funeral occurred Feb. 8, at her late home, REV. GILCHRIST officiating, the interment occurred at McKinstry.
MRS. OCTVIA GILLETT COLE, wife of TRUMAN COLE, died at her home in this village Sunday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m., at the age of 81 years, uraeina being the cause. The deceased will be remembered by our older residents as a highly respected lady. The funeral occurred at the Baptist Church Wednesday, Feb. 10, REV. GILCHRIST officiating. The burial occurred in Yorkshire Centre Cemetery.
MRS. ELIZABETH HETZEL, aged 55 yrs., died at her home in the west part of the town, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2:30 a.m. of pneumonia. The deceased was born in Germany. The funeral occurred at her late home Tuesday, Feb. 9th, REV. DOW officiating. Interment at McKinstry.
HOMER C. STANARD, the 8 month son of MR. and MRS. WM. STANARD died Feb. 6 at noon. The interment took place at Protection.
MRS. ELIZABETH KENNEDY, a former resident of this town, died at her home in Bradford, Pa., Feb. 8th, at the age of 70 years. The remains were brought here and funeral service was heard in Union Church Thursday. Interment in Yorkshire Centre Cemetery.
Card of Thanks:
Dear friends and neighbors, we wish to thank you each and all, from the depths of grateful hearts, for the loving kindness shown us during our dear one's sickness and death, and may God's blessing be upon you. TRUMAN COLE, MARTIN COLE, ELECTA HOWLETT.
JOB ALLEN, an aged resident of this town, died of pneumonia at 1 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7th, at his home in Masonville. The funeral is announced for today (Friday) at the McKinstry Church and the burial will be at that place. He leaves a wife and foster-daughter, MRS. DELLA OLCOTT.
MRS. DORCAS BISHOP DOW was born in Otsego County, town of Otsego, on the 6th day of November, 1835. At about 6 years of age she, with her parents, moved to the town of Yorkshire, then a dense wilderness, where her life has been principally passed. At the age of 14 she made a public profession of religion, and baptized by one ELDER TURNER of the Free Will Baptist faith, and became a communicant of that Church. At the age of 18, she married HENRY DOW, who remains to lament her loss. She was a discreet child, a faithful sister, and exemplary wife, and honored mother. She was the mother of four children: a son, their first-born, entered into rest at a little past 2 years of age, and the 10th day of February, six years past last.
Two children survive: MRS. EMMA SMITH and MRS. ANNA JENKINS, both of Yorkshire. Two brothers and two sisters are left of a family of nine, awaiting their call. MRS. DOW died on Friday, July 25, at her home in Delevan. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church on Sunday. Interment in Mapledale. (no year mentioned)
MRS. SOPHIA WATERMAN, mother of our townsman, ROBERT W. THOMPSETT, died at the latter's home on Forest Street in this village, on Sunday evening, April 22nd, at 10 o'clock, at the advanced age of 82 years, 6 months and 2 days. MISS SOPHIA HAWKS (the deceased) was born in Kent, England, and was united in marriage to STEPHEN THOMSETT at the age of 17 years. Ten children were the result of the union, 6 of whom are living, namely: EMILY, JANE and SALINA of Kent, Eng., MRS. H. J. WHITE of Sandusky, MRS. E. D. SHEDD of Arcade, and R. W THOMPSETT of this village. Her husband died in 1855. Two years later she married JAMES WATERMAN, also of Kent, Eng. One child was the result of this marriage, CHARLES WATERMAN of Arcade.
In 1858 the family came to America and located at Punkshire of the "JACK" HADLEY farm now owned by MR. KIBBEE. Her second husband JAS. WATERMAN died at their home in Arcade in 1894. The deceased from that time had resided with her son R.W. THOMPSETT in this village. She was blessed with extremely good health until with 2 days of her death, at which time she suffered a shock of paralysis and from that moment sank gradually until the end came as above stated.
Friday morning, the 20th, she replied in her accustomed pleasant voice to a call to breakfast. Five minutes later she was prostrate and was assisted to a bed by MR. THOMPSETT and his wife, for which she said in her ever grateful manner, "Thank you. God bless you"
The funeral took place at her late home Tuesday at 1 p.m., REV. ROBINSON officiating. The interment was a Java by the side of her husband JAS. WATERMAN. Those in attendance at the funeral from out of town, were MR. L. A. DAVIS, MRS. RICHARDSON, MRS. HORACE JONES, MRS. ELIAS STEELE and MRS. JAS. HOWARD, all of Arcade. Realizing her advanced age, she, when in good health, chose her bearers, who were 4 grandsons, namely: BERT D. SHEDD, DANA SHEDD, FRED BENARD, of Arcade and CHARLES BENARD of Rochester.
MRS. HIRAM ROWLAND died at his home in Delevan on the morning of July29th, 1902, after months of suffering with brain trouble. He was born June 10th, 1825, in the town of Ashford, N.Y., and was married to CATHARINE MAYBEE of Galen, Montgomery Co., N.Y., Jan.14, 1842. He is survived by his wife, and 4 sons JAMES, of West Valley; LESLIE of Machias; FRANK of Buffalo; EDWARD, of Franklinville; and one daughter, MRS. JOSEPHINE COBB of Machias. One daughter died before their removal to this town form Ashford, which occurred nearly 30 years ago. MR. and MRS. ROWLAND united with the Free Will Baptist Church of Ashford and were active workers in that church as long as they resided there. Upon their removal to Delevan, they withdrew from the Ashford Church and united with the First Baptist Church in this place, in which MR. ROWLAND filled the office of Deacon for many years, and was honest and upright in business transactions. A man of strong mind and retentive memory, much respected by all, his familiar figure will be missed form our streets. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church here on Tuesday, at 1 p.m., with sermon by REV. W. S. WARREN.
Died, June 8th, HAROLD WILLIAM, infant son of MR. and MRS. ERWIN PINGREY. Scarcely had the little life began, ere the Lord called him to eternal rest. But little life in our hearts, and then took him to Himself On Saturday the precious remains were laid to rest in beautiful Mapledale, in the little grave made sweet with evergreens and roses.
CORNELIA FREEMAN ANDREWS:
On Monday afternoon, April 2nd, occurred the funeral of MRS. N. P. ANDREWS, at the home of her daughter-in-law, MRS. E. E. ANDREWS, on Mill Street. Some two weeks ago MRS. ANDREWS went to the Buffalo General Hospital to undergo an operation. For a few days previous to her death she was suddenly taken worse and died at 7 o'clock Thursday evening, March 29th. Her remains were brought here Friday morning and her loved ones summoned to look for the last time on a face of one so dear to them.
CORNELIA FREEMAN was born in Franklinville, N.Y., in the year 1837. At the age of 9 years, she, with her parents, moved to Olean. When only 16 years old she gave her heart into her Saviour's keeping, and became a member of the Olean M. E. Church.
She was married at the age of 22, to MR. NELSON P. ANDREWS. In 1885 they moved to Kansas, and after a residence of 1 year there, returned to the East, locating at Warren, Pa. Some ten years ago MR. and MRS. ANDREWS, with their family, came to McKinstry, where they have since resided. MRS. ANDREWS was one of a family of 6 children, 3 of whom survive her, namely: MR. ALBERT FREEMAN of Machias, MRS. HAMILTON and MRS. TAYLOR of Olean. MRS. ANDREWS was the mother of 7 children, and with the exception of one child who died in infancy and one son, W. B. BOOZ, the eldest, resides in Washington, Pa., ERNEST E. of this place, is now in the Klondike; B.F. of Newport, O., MISS EDNA ANDREWS of Delevan, and RAY of Pittsburg, Pa. MRS ANDREWS was always consistent in her religion and was greatly beloved alike in home and community. For eleven years she was a faithful teacher in the Olean S. S., and for several years past has been the beloved Superintendent of the McKinstry Sunday School. Wherever she went she always won friends, who admired her for her sweet simplicity and pleasing personality. The aged husband and his family have the warm sympathy of many friends. REV. SCOVILL, later pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated at the funeral, assisted by REV. W.B. ROBINSON of the M. E. Church and REV. BAKER of Indiana. Interment occurred in Mapledale.
MEASLES CLAIMS A VICTIM:
The ravage of measles is getting in its deadly work. MRS. ELSIE FISHER HATCH has succumbed to that disease. The end came suddenly at a few minutes after 9 o'clock on Sunday morning, the 28th ult., at her home on the FISHER farm near Marble Springs. The deceased was stricken down with the malady of Friday of the week previous and was thought to be doing nicely until the day previous to her death when she experience a sever chill and rapidly sank. At 9 o'clock on Sunday morning her husband, MR. CLARK HATCH, was at her bed-side when the angel of death approached. He raised her to his arms hoping to thus stay the silent messenger, but in an instant all was over—she his wife was dead.
The deceased was in her 43rd year and was the second daughter of EVERETT FISHER. A husband and one son, a lad of 18, survive her. The funeral took place at her late home. Tuesday at noon and at the F. M. church at Elton, at 1 p.m., Tuesday. Her pastor, REV. BACON officiating. The interment was at Mapledale. The husband and son have the sympathy of the entire community in their great and sudden bereavement.
The funeral of MRS. SARAH A. CHENEY was held at the M. E. Church on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the REV. W. J. WEST officiating. Her five sons, C. ABAIL, WALTER W., FRANCIS J., GEORGE H., and LYMAN J., and her only daughter MRS. IRENE E. CROCKER, were at her side when she passed away. She had been a invalid for many years, and a great sufferer for the last few months of her life; yet in death her features regained a last few months of her life; yet in death her features regained a natural, peaceful expression, greatly to the comfort of her relatives.
She was a devout member of the M. E. Church and was highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities. She had been a woman capable of performing an extraordinary amount of work. She boarded the hands of a large lumber camp in Pennsylvania, sometimes numbering 100 men, taking a barrel of flour daily for them, and this without help, although she had a family of small children. During the almost 50 years of her residence here, her life was full of activities and even during the years of her illness she knitted a great number of mittens and socks.
When left a widow, 20 years ago, she found herself with a farm and house and lot in the village encumbered by debt. This she paid off and accumulated some money in addition. The example of her strenuous life is worth of consideration by the young? (clipping ends)
MISS MAMIE MURRAY of Omaha is the guest of her parents MISS IVA COTTRELL of Batavia is the guest of relatives in town. GLENN FOLAND and GLADYS CORBIN of Orchard Park are visiting MRS. MARY DAVIS. MRS. N. LUX is visiting relatives in Buffalo.
On Thursday, July 5, 1900, MRS. ESTHER BEMENT, nee TWITCHELL, was called by her Heavenly Father to her home which He had prepared for her. MRS. BEMENT as born at Concord, June 1, 1846. At the age of 27 she was united in marriage to ALBERT BEMENT of Springville. MRS. BEMENT has lived for 20 years in Glenwood, where she has won the love and esteem of all. Even the children of this village feel the loss of their kind, cheerful, and sympathetic friend.
Her special mission was in Sabbath School work. For 2 years she has been a patient sufferer, and although experiencing the most intense pain, she never murmured, but trusted in God's infinite wisdom. Her example of patience is one that will not soon be forgotten in this vicinity.
She is survived by her husband and 6 children, one sister and 2 brothers, and her many months of suffering were cheered by the constant care and devotion of her family, who will always remember the advice and instruction of this patient, loving Christian mother. She was ready to go, and although we mourn her loss, we feel she is at rest and at home. The funeral services were held at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. REV. McMASTER of Springville officiated. Interment at Springville.
MRS. ROBERT R. HAYES died Tuesday morning, April 23, at 5:30 o'clock, after a long illness. The funeral services were held from the Baptist Church were here yesterday and the interment was at McKinstry. She was a woman of noble character, and held the respect of all her acquaintances. She leaves a husband and two sons, who will miss her more than tongue can tell. They have the sincere sympathy of all.
MISS MARY WOOD died Wednesday at half-past two o'clock. Funeral at 11 a.m. today at the M. E. Church in this village. (no date mentioned)
HAKES BRIDGE. MRS. LOUISA FRYE VAUGHAN died at her home in this place Sept. 17, 1900. She was born at the old FRYE place near Zoar, Aug. 15, 1825. Her father JOHN FRYE, was an old pioneer. She resided with her parents until her marriage to LEVI VAUGHAN. They came to their place on the hill about 54 years ago. MRS. VAUGHAN has been in poor health about 6 years, the last 2 or 3 having been confined to her bed part of the time. She bore her illness patiently to the end. It may be truthfully said that she was a dutiful wife and a very indulgent mother. She leaves to mourn her loss an aged husband, two sons, JAMES of Lockport, and JOHN of this place. Two sisters and two brothers, besides 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins The funeral was held at the residence Sept. 19. REV. MCMASTER officiating. Interment at the FRYE Cemetery, near Zoar.
END OF A NOBLE LIFE. MRS. ELIZABETH HOBART OLCOTT, widow of HENRY OLCOTT, deceased, died at her home on Mill Street in this village at 10 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1902, at the age of 71 years. The deceased was stricken with paralysis a week previous from which she never rallied. The end came like the fading of a beautiful day. She leaves 4 children: CHARLES, of Elman, N.Y.: MRS. B. R. SMITH of Olean, N.Y.; GEORGE of this village, and MRS. ADA SCRYMGEOUR of New York City all of whom were all her bedside when the end came. The funeral took place yesterday at her late home at 10 a.m., and at the interment was in Mapledale beside the grave of her husband. With the passing of MRS. OLCOTT an exemplary life is closed, the community suffers an irreparable loss and the children, although in middle life, are bereft of a friendship for which there is no substitute.
MRS. REV. LANGMADE DEAD:
MRS. LUCINA LANGMADE, widow of the late N. F. LANGMADE, died at Otto Tuesday morning. The funeral will take place from the Baptist Church in this village today at 11 o'clock.
CORNELIA JANE CHURCHILL, widow of the late STEPHEN CHURCHILL, died at the home of her son DEWARD S. CHURCHILL on Delevan Street at a few minutes after 4 o'clock in the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 7, 1899. The deceased had been in feeble health for some time and her demise was expected. She had reached the advanced age of 71 years. The deceased was born in the adjoining town of Ashford and had been a resident of Delevan for 28 years, a respected neighbor and friend. The Tuesday of this week, at 2 o'clock p.m., REV. W. B. ROBINSON of the M. E. Church officiating. Interment in Mapledale.
The funeral of MRS. LAURILLA J. WILTSE was held in the Congregational Church April 12th, 1900. REV. MCMASTER of Springville preaching a very excellent sermon. The funeral was in charge of A. L. PINGREY Springville. MRS. LAURILLA J. HADLEY was born in Vermont in 825 and at the age of 14, with younger children, was left without a mother. Her father came with his children to this place, where he died several years ago. LAURILLA was married to EMERSON WILTSE in 1857. They were both members of the Congregational Church, and during her long sickness she was always anxious to know how the church was prospering. The church and community have lost an excellent Christian Counselor. The husband and sister, MISS EVA J. HADLEY, have the sympathy of their many friends.
Delevan people were given a startling bit of news on Monday morning of this week to the effect that MRS. DANIEL HOWLETT of Sandusky was dead. Her death was due to the heart disease, from which she had been a sufferer for several years, and occurred on Sunday evening at her home in Sandusky. MRS. HOWLETT was widely known here, having formerly resided in this village. She was the daughter of the late TRUMAN COLE and sister of our townsman MARTIN L. COLE. She was bon in Centerville, April 28, 1838. She had been twice married, her first husband being SAMUEL C. DURFEY, who died in 1876. In 1882 the deceased was again married to MR. DANIEL HOWLETT of Sandusky, who survives her.
The funeral services were held at her late home in Sandusky, on Wednesday of this week. Her many friends in this vicinity are deeply grieved and surprised to learn of the lady's death, for although 62 years of age, she was a well preserved and healthy looking woman and one would have imagined that she might have lived many years yet. Her relatives have the sympathy of many. The interment was at Mapledale.
Died, at his late residence in Sardinia on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., EUGENE COMSTOCK, aged 41 years, of Bright's disease, from which he had been a great sufferer for the past 6 months. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at 11 a.m., Tuesday, REV. SWARTZ officiating. Interment in Yorkshire Cemetery.
He leaves a wife and 2 small children, also brothers and sisters, to mourn his loss. MRS. COMSTOCK extends her heartfelt thanks to friends who assisted her in this late bereavement.
Among those from out of town who attended MR. COMSTOCK'S funeral were: O. L. WHITTAKER and family, CHAS. WHITTAKER and wife, Springville; ORRIN STICKNEY and wife of Corfu; FRANK HALL and wife of Bradford, Pa; ED WILCOX and wife of Ohio; EB SANFORD and wife of Buffalo; GEO. COMSTOCK and wife, Holland, MRS. S. COX of Penn.
SARAH HAINES BOLTON, wife of ALBERT BOLTON, died Sunday, May 4, at 1 o'clock a.m. of diptheria and paralysis of the heart, at her home two miles northwest of this village. She had been ill but two miles northwest of this village. She had been ill but two days and was, previous to this time in robust health.. The deceased was born in Erie County, this state, and was 45 years of age. She leaves a husband and two children. The funeral rite was held at her late home, REV. N. F. LANGMADE officiating; the interment at McKinstry.
EDWARD PERRYMAN, 73 years of age and for many years a resident near the Block School House suffered a paralytic stroke Tuesday at 5 p.m., and died Wednesday, the day following, at 12 p.m. The funeral will occur today, Friday at 11 o'clock at his late home. The interment will be at Yorkshire.
MR. O. COLE received the sad news of the death of his sister, MRS BEMUS. The funeral was at Ellicottville Friday of last week. MR and MRS. COLE were just a little late to join the funeral party at Springville so were unable to attend. (no date mentioned)
MRS. MARGARET PERSONS of Yorkshire, N.Y., died at the home of her daughter, MRS. ETTA GOODSPEED, in the village of Yorkshire, January 3, 1903, in the 77th year of her age. MARGARET DECKER was born at West Falls, N.Y., April 12, 1827, and was united in marriage to her bereaved husband, MR. TRUMAN PERSONS, in 1855. Four daughters were born to them, three of whom –MRS. ETTA GOODSPEED of Yorkshire; MRS. IDA WHEELER of Protection, and MRS. LOUISE ELLS of Colden –live to mourn the loss of a faithful, loving mother. When she married (at 27 years of age) twelve brothers and sisters gathered about her; only three remain: JOHN DECKER of Bellevue, Mich.; DENSMORE DECKER of West Falls, N.Y.; and MRS. ELIZABETH WHITNEY of Holland, N.Y. A nephew, JOHN ELLS of Buffalo, and a niece, MRS. CLARA TIDD of Colden, are among the immediate relatives. The funeral services were conducted at the daughter's home by REV. F. A. PETERSON of Delevan.
DANIEL KELLEY, who for many years was a resident of this township, died very suddenly Tues. evening the 22nd at the home of AMBROSE HADLEY in the west part of town. MR.. KELLEY was 76 yrs. old but as active as a boy, having worked for MR. HADLEY at digging potatoes on the day of his death. After supper he sat down by the stove and lit his pipe to smoke while MR. HADLEY was at the barn doing chores. A little girl of the family noticed that something was wrong with him and ran to the barn to tell her father. On reaching the house MR HADLEY found him still sitting on his chair at the fire, but with his head thrown back and gasping for breath and by the time he could be placed on the bed he was dead.. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause. He leaves one son, DANIEL JR. with whom he made his home for the past few years.
MRS. FRANCES DAVIDSON, wife of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON, for many years a resident of this village, died at the home of her son FRED DAVIDSON, on Railroad St.., Monday evening, June 9, at 7:40 o'clock. She had been ill but a few weeks, the cause of her death being diabetes. The funeral services were held at the home of her son FRED at 13 o'clock, and at the Baptist Church at one p.m., yesterday, REV. WARREN officiating. MRS. DAVIDSON is survived by her husband, one daughter MRS. MARY JAMES of Arcade, and two sons FRED and WILL DAVIDSON, both of Delevan; also an aged mother and one sister. The obituary will appear next week.
The Death Angel that has hovered over the home of ABNER WESTOVER for days, months and years, came as a welcome messenger at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, June 5, and bore away to its Maker the spirit of one who had suffered in bodily ailment for twenty-five years – a hundred deaths. ABNER WESTOVER was born on the WESTOVER farm in the town of Java, N.Y., 52 years ago, and was the second eldest of 4 children, namely: LEMON, of Greenville, Mich., MRS. ELMER FRANCIS of Chaffee, and PAUL J. of Java. At the age of 28 years MR. WESTOVER was stricken with hip disease and from that to the moment of his death misfortune manfully and his life is a shining example of what men can accomplish under circumstances that would crush many a strong heart. The deceased moved from Java to Delevan 11 years ago and owned a cozy home on Railroad Street. Eight years ago, he was united in marriage to MISS PERMELIA HOWELL of this village, who survives him. MRS. WESTOVER'S devotion was ever noticeable and his life was cheered by her kindness of nursing. The funeral took place from the Baptist Church June7th, yesterday, and REV. OLMSTEAD, ex-pastor of the church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated. Interment in Mapledale.
CORA CHASE COLE:
As the twilight shadows were falling Tues., March 18, 1902, the hushed words passed from friend to friend: "CORA COLE is dying." And about 7:00 as night closed in, this message, freighted with such a weight of sadness, proved true. A beautiful life was ended, and a whole village mourned.
CORA M. CHASE was born at Johnsonburg, Wyoming Co., N.Y., January 30, 1878, the only daughter of EMORY and MARILLA CHASE. While yet a young child, her father died and her mother came to Delevan to reside, and here most of CORA'S life was spent. On Nov. 2nd, 1898 –a little over 3 years ago –she took upon herself the sacred vows of wifehood, and joined in marriage MR. MILTON J. COLE of Delevan. On Oct. 16th, 1900, the young wife's life was crowned with motherhood, for a sweet little daughter came into the new home.
As a young girl MRS. COLE was much beloved by her schoolmates and friends. Her disposition was like an unclouded day –bright and sunny –and she always had a pleasant smile with which to greet her friends. From early childhood she had been sweetly trusting in her Savior, and here lay the secret of her quiet, happy and unruffled life. The blessings of this quiet life fell on the community like the dew After completing her education in Delevan High School, she taught for several years the position of deputy postmistress, where her gentle courtesy and ladylike manners won the high regard of all the patrons. MRS. COLE was passionately fond of music, and many are the hours that have flown on gilded wings as her skillful fingers flitted over the ivory keys, in answer perhaps, to some friend's request for music. For many years she has been the very efficient organist of the Baptist Church choir, of which she was a faithful and beloved member. A few years ago an orchestra was organized here, and she officiated as one of the cornetists. In social entertainments, the musical features were not complete without her. Truly, from every place she will be missed . The light of this fair young life went out as suddenly as sinks the glory of a setting star behind the hill. Only one short week ago she mingled with her friends in seemingly good health. On Thursday morning, March 13th she was seized with a sudden illness caused by appendicitis, and other complications of long standing, and on the following Tuesday, at night-fall, she bade her friends goodbye, realizing that life's sweet dream, for her was ended.
A motherless baby girl, a year and a half old, is left to miss a mother's lullaby and tender care; an affectionate mother will miss the smile that so often cheered; and the bereaved young husband will listen in vain for the light footfall and happy voice of one who in days gone by has been the light of his home—for she has gone. The obsequies will take place at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Baptist Church, where she has been a familiar figure since early childhood, and her pastor, the REV. W. S. WARREN, will conduct the sad services. She will be laid to rest in Mapledale, our beautiful city of sleep .
CARD OF THANKS:
The family of the late MRS. LOUISE HOUGHTON sincerely thank all who aided them in their last sad duties for their loved one.
MRS. HARRIET BABCOCK TITUS:
Died at the home of MRS. ALEX HOUSE, Yorkshire, Thurs. Sept. 22, 1898, MRS. HARRIET BABCOCK TITUS aged 72 years. For the past 4 weeks, the deceased had been a great sufferer. Consumption of the bowels was the cause of her death. Deceased was thrice married & leaves 4 children to mourn her loss: ASA HALL, Yorkshire, JAS. S. FREEMAN, Greely, Iowa; MISS ANNA E. FREEMAN, Sardinia, & MRS. NETTIE DIGGNETT, York, N.Y. besides 1 sister; 1 child, LYDIA HALL, dying in early childhood. The funeral services were held from the home of MRS. HOUSE on Sat., Sept 24, at 1 p.m., & were conducted by REV. T.E. THURESSON of Delevan. Interment at Yorkshire Cemetery.
Died in South Colden at 7:45 a.m., Dec. 18, '98, IOLA, youngest daughter of CYRUS & MARY DAVIS. The deceased was 14 yrs.of age & was intelligent beyond her years. Ambitious, she sought to excel in whatever she undertook, & when in ill health she would not give up her studies until failing strength obliged her to do so. For a year she had been failing in health. Diabetes, that most morbid of diseases had fastened itself upon that beautiful young life, & Death, that silent messenger, came on the crest of the morning & wafted away on its pitiless wings the beautiful soul to its God. The tears of the mother, the father, the sister, the brothers, touch not the heart of the silent messenger. In vain have seemed the many prayers that this dear one might be spared. But God knoweth best.
(1898) HENRY L. MARSH passed to the Higher Life from his home in Yorkshire, Nov. 19, lacking only 3 days of being 78 yrs. of age. MR. MARSH was born in Rockingham, Vt., Nov. 22, 1820, & came with his parents to Yorkshire when 9 yrs. old. Excepting a few months passed in Iowa, he has lived continuously in Yorkshire from early boyhood. He married LUCINDA SUTTON, Feb. 24, 1848, and she, a son, and a daughter survive him. It is hard to write of uneventful lives. __lives that are not tragedy, but just a slow moving drama, full of daily care & daily duty; and yet we seldom think that this little, dull play, curtained by the cradle & the grave, may be full of heroic deeds & gemmed by star points marking duties well performed.
And such was the life of this man now wrapped in the dreamless sleep. Nature folded him in her last embrace, man cannot place his finger on a dishonest act performed by him. To live for over three score years. & ten, & have such verdict rendered by those with whom his life has been passed, is better than to receive the applause of multitudes for some brave deed performed on the battle field. It is so easy in the world of small commercial acts, to take advantage of every trick of trade, & thus be called a shrewd business man Henry Marsh scorned such business methods & preferred loss rather than profit won by mans that the most scrupulous could not approve. And so this man, standing so many yrs. over the balance, & the yard stick was unconsciously a hero, building slowly a character that should live long after he had crossed the threshold of the "Silent Land." Again the domestic side of MR. MARSH stands as a shining example to the community. In these days of easy virtue he stood steadfast as a rock of old-fashioned fidelity, believing that the vows spoken at the alter were sacred vows, --binding "until death doth us part." To him they were vows to be kept in public & private, & so the hand that he clasped when young manhood was full of rosy dreams, never grew old & wrinkled to him, & the last clasp, --the last look of love, were as warm & tender as those given the girl wife over 50 yrs. ago. Can there be heroism greater than this? Politically, MR. MARSH was a Republican of the old anti-slavery type; & when that party was born amid troubled scenes, & counted but few adherents, he was ready to uphold its principles, --ready to sacrifice everything for its success. And this spirit marks all his life, viz:--unswerving fidelity for what he believed to be right. When once he had placed his standard on a principle of truth, argument or persuasion could not move him no more than money could buy him. Thus he fought intemperance & all kindred evils with the zeal of a reformer. He never hesitated to strike a blow, no matter what the personal consequences might be, if he deemed it right; & this very spirit but kept within him the spirit of youth when his limbs were weak & faltering & his eyes were growing dim.
In religion MR. MARSH was an agnostic. He never tried to grasp the unknown & unknowable. He never did an honest deed or virtuous act expecting credit in the books on High. His creed was simple, viz: Doing, helpfulness, & she gladdened his heart; made his life full of health action, gave him a nature sunny as the cloudless morning. Sickness could not dim it. Business failures & reverses could not darken it. And so this man, set apart by Nature, to be one of the quiet, unknown heroes of the world, lived his honest, virtuous, temperate life as naturally, as simply as brooklets flow or meadows blossom with blue forget-me-not. Such life is a little poem, set to unwritten music & the community is richer, better for it. –W.
MRS. EMELINE ELY SHERMAN, born in Rushford, N.Y., March 17, 1829, died in Arcade Jan. 31, 1899. Every day we read such announcements . So when one reads the simple announcement of death of MRS. SHERMAN one can scarcely know how full of grief to the husband left behind. MR. and MRS. SHERMAN were married on March 15, 1849. A wife's devotion, a helpful Christian hope & faith Her life meant all this and now that its earthly expression is closed, the community feels a loss that words can not measure. MR. & MRS. SHERMAN united with the Baptist Church of Yorkshire many years ago, & at the time of MRS. SHERMAN'S death were still members. In addition to MR. SHERMAN, 2 children & 2 sisters survive her. The husband & family have the sympathy of all friends.
Death of CHARLES BARRETT & MRS. JOHN MORRILL It is with sadness that we note the death of CHARLES A. BARRETT, one of our most respected & promising young men, which occurred Wed. shortly after 4 p.m. at the home of his parents in this place. He was born Dec. 14, 1867, consequently was 2 yrs. and 16 days of age, & was the youngest child of SIMEON & EMILY C. BARRETT. He had been ill with consumption for some time but of late had failed rapidly, & his death was not unexpected. His childhood days were spent on a farm in this town, but being ambitious to become a fine scholar, & by this be able to lead a useful life, he at an early age entered Colgate Univ. at Hamilton, but the condition of his health would not permit him to remain there until he graduated. At the early age of 12 he became a Christian & joined the Baptist Church at Randolph, where he has ever been an active, honored member. His life, although short, has been one of honor & nobility, & his life's greatest prize was in endeavoring to serve his Heavenly Master, & to know the comfort & happiness of his family & friends. He leaves his aged parents & 2 brothers, REV. FRANK C. of Oneida County & WILL H. of East Randolph, & a large circle of friends & acquaintances who join with these to mourn the departure of this truly noble young man. The funeral was held from the M.E. Church at East Randolph on Sat. Jan. 2, & the large number of sympathizing friends told of the esteem in which he was held.
As the old year was drawing near its close the messenger of death came & called away our aged & beloved mother & grandmother, MRS. JOHN MORRILL, thus bringing to a close a life of 90 yrs. at the going out of the old year & spirit taking its flight to enter a new life at the beginning of the new year. SOPHRONIA SEWARD was born in New Lebabon, Columbia Co., N.Y., March 27, 1802. While a child her parents moved to Honeoye, Ontario Co., N.Y., where they resided at the time of their death. When about 20 yrs. of age she came to live with her sister, MRS. JOHN FRARY. In 1823 she was married to JOHN MORRILL, who with his father was one of the first settlers of the town. Six children were born to them, 3 of whom with their father have been called away & now after many yrs. of patient waiting & a longing to go, she has gone to join her loved ones where parting will be no more. Three children yet remain. NELSON, who with his wife has carefully cared for her, & with whom she died: DR. BYRON S. of Hastings, Neb., & MRS. DANIEL HOPKINS of Lincoln, Neb., are left to mourn her departure. She has been a member of the Congregational Church at this place for nearly 60 yrs., being one of those, & we believe that the last remaining member who joined when the church was organized. The funeral was held at the Congr. Church, Sun. Jan. 3 REV. JAMESON, pastor of the church preached a very impressive sermon from the text "Oh grave, where is thy victory? Oh death, where is thy sting?" --I Cor. 15:55. The remains were interred in the cemetery south of Napoli Corners, by the side of her husband, who preceded her to the grave 8 yrs. ago.
SOLOMON HOWE, after lying with a broken hip for several weeks, departed this life last night, the 14th, at 11 o'clock. Funeral from the house, Saturday at 1 o'clock.
EAST ASHFORD ITEMS:
The remains of MR. EUGENE WHITNEY'S little child were brought to this place for burial.
Died at her home in Delevan, on the 4th inst., at 6 a.m., after a painful illness of 6 wks., MRS. HANNAH C. NORTON, wife of E.D. NORTON, aged 74 yrs. 3 mo, 8 days. Fifty –three years ago the 23rd of Sept. last the wife & husband pledged to each other their love & affection while life should last. The vows then taken have faithfully kept & through a long & eventual life that love has never failed or grown cold, but has broadened , deepened & strengthened as the years went by. The life of the wife & mother has been one of those pure, unselfish lives of entire devotion to others, making her home a paradise for those she loved. She was permitted to live to see that her kindly teaching & Christian example had born abundant fruit, in bringing those she loved to serve & honor the Saviour in whom she trusted. Her mission ended, her work here completed, her Master calls, life's drama ends, and the curtain falls on things earthly to rise again at the resurrection morn on scenes of celestial glory & eternal felicity in the Paradise of God. The deceased was born in Concord, N.Y., but had resided in this town a major portion of her life. The funeral took place at her late home on Delevan Street, Thurs. at 2 p.m., & the sermon was delivered by REV. SCOVILLE of the Baptist Church, assisted by REV. ROBINSON of the M.E. Church. Interment in Mapledale.
ANOTHER OLD RESIDENT GONE:
MRS. ABIGAIL G. WELLMAN for 61 yrs.a resident of this town is dead:
Thurs. morning at 2 a.m. MRS. WELLMAN, widow of the late A.S. WELLMAN, after a lingering illness of 7 mo., caused by general dropsy, from the effect of heart disease of long-standing, passed gently & peacefully away. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., June 26, 1821 & has been a resident of this town since Feb. 1825. Her maiden name was SHERMAN, : Being a sister of MR. E.M. SHERMAN, formerly of Sardinia, N.Y. Five children survive her: FRED L. & WILLIAM, of Monona, Ia., MRS. C.W. HANSON of Batavia, N.Y., MRS. M.A. SCANLON of Mt. Vernon Ohio, & SMITH S. of this place. The funeral service will be held tomorrow (Sat.) at 1 p.m. from the Baptist Church, the REV. M. LIVERMORE officiating & the interment in Delevan Cemetery.
MR. E. HAMMON'S little daughters are sick with whooping cough. After a lonely life of 19 yrs., MR. CORNELIUS HADLEY has married a wife. Last Thur. Night after his arrival home, a large company of friends met at his house in a surprise & the evening was spent very pleasantly indeed. We are sorry to chronicle the separation of MR. & MRS. WALTER FAIRBANKS. MRS. FAIRBANKS with her daughter LAURA & 4 younger children left their home last Mon., bag & baggage. During the winter they have been moving away goods when MR. FAIRBANKS was away until at their final leave taking, nothing was left in the house but a stove, and old table & 2 or 3 old chairs.
Poem in memoriam of BETSY STRICKLAND who passed away May 27th, 1894, aged 64 yrs, 9 mo., & 14 days. "Longing for Mother" by O.D. DEWITT
A BROKEN HEART:
A year ago last March MILLARD ELLITHORPE, in company with a party from Arcade, went to the Klondike, He left behind a wife & little daughter. MRS. ELLITHORPE was the daughter of the late MORRIS JONES of Elton, & during her husband's absence, she & her little MARIE came from their home at Northeast, Pa., to stay with MRS. JONES at Elton. MR. ELLITHORPE met with the average success of the thousands of men who leave home & friends to case an empty bubble & after enduring the hardships of the frozen North for more than a year, determined to return home. During all these month he had received not one word from home. Meanwhile the health of MRS. ELLITHORPE began to fail & her malady was pronounced consumption. Letter after letter was sent to the far-away gold seeker, telling him of her rapid decline, but only to be lost in the mails. Oh! Had the mail carrier but known what an important message the missives contained! Each day the patient sufferer would say, "Perhaps he will come today," or, "he will come tomorrow." But he did not come, & the Death Angel would no longer tarry & at last MRS. ELLITHORPE was forced to give up the thought of ever again meeting her husband in this life; & with her wee Marie clasped in her arms, closed her eyes forever on this world. Loving hands tenderly bore her to her flower-strewn grave in the early springtime, & little motherless Marie went to live with an aunt in Cadiz. Last week Thurs. morning MILLARD ELLITHORPE, tired & travel-stained, stepped off the 10 o'clock train, his pulses quickening with the eager expectation of once more clasping to his bosom the wife of his heart. Little did he dram of the crushing news that awaited him. The tale was told as tenderly as a sympathizing friend could tell it, but the blow was a severe one –one that would crush a strong man whose health had not been broke by a year in the dreadful Klondike--& MR. ELLITHORPE was nearly frenzied with grief. He did not even know his wife was ill, & to come home & find her "neath the sod, his .." (clipping ends)
Died, at his home, March 13th, 1900, MR. BARTLET MOOTY, aged 79 years. He has been in feeble health for some time. He was stricken down with paralysis and medical aid was of no avail, and he fell asleep – that sleep that knows no awaking. The funeral was held Friday, the 16th, at his late home. Three years ago his beloved companion was called away and he was left to mourn the loss of a kind wife. The blow almost overcame him, but the kindness of his dutiful children cheered and sustained his feeble steps. He leaves nine children. He was an affectionate husband and kind father and a good neighbor.
Died, March 1, 1900, little FREDDIE BUNER, son of FRED and BARBARA BUNER. He was a bright, promising young lad of eleven years. He was as well as usual the day he died, but while out at play was taken dangerously sick. Medical aid was summoned but before it could get there he was gone. Coroners inquest was held and the verdict was dropsy around the heart. The funeral held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the German Baptist Church, REV. VRADENBURG officiating. Interment in Hunter's Creek Cemetery.
EUGENE LINGENFELTER died at the residence of JAMES MILLER on Thursday of consumption of the blood, aged 47 years. He was a son of he late JOHN LINGENFELTER of this place. The funeral exercises took place from the Methodist Church on Sunday, REV. SIMMONS officiating.
HARRISON NORSE. Death has again removed from the town one of its pioneers. HARRISON NORSE, a resident of this vicinity for near three-quarters of a century, passed to his final abode at a few minutes before ten o'clock, Friday evening, March 16, 1900. His farm on the Lake Road, occupied by his daughter, MRS. EUGENE PHINNEY, and husband, NORSE was a man unassuming in manner, yet possessing all those qualities that go to make an upright husband, parent, neighbor, and business man. He was esteemed highest by those who knew him best. In his younger years he built the saw mill now owned by MESSRS SCHOEPFLIN operated on which he died. Six children: EVERET, and EMERY of Anoka, Minn., ORRIN, GEORGE, DENNIS and MRS. CLARISSA PHINNEY, of Delevan, are left to grieve the loss of a father. The deceased was born in Windham, Vt., Jany. 19, 1821, and came to this town when seven years of age. The funeral took place in the Universalist Church at two o'clock Monday afternoon, REV. CROWELL, Christian pastor of Machias, officiating. The interment was beside his wife in Mapledale.
.Who says March did not come in roaring
Death of DR. THOMAS J. KING Born June 4, 1825. Died November 5, 1889. The funeral of DR THOMAS J. KING, whose death occurred last week Tuesday night, took place on Friday, Nov. 8th, 1889. The services were held in the M.E. Church, of which the deceased was a member. REV. J.O. HAZELTON the pastor, officiated, assisted by REV. J.M. FIELD, pastor of the Christian Church of this village. The altar was tastily draped in mourning, while the platform was literally covered with beautiful flowers, mutely testifying to the feelings of those who had known him as friend and benefactor (summary of sermon, quite lengthy, mentions DR. KING'S attributes.) On he casket lay a beautiful floral tribute in the form of a cross, the offering of DR. H. J. ASHLEY, his former partner in business. A large number of people of this and surrounding towns embraced the opportunity afforded them of looking for the last time upon the face of one, who by an honorable and upright course during his 33 years of practice in this village—ministering to the afflicted and suffering –had won their confidence & esteem, to an extent that seldom falls to the lot of man.
From the church the body was taken in charge by the Franklinville Lodge of F. & A.M., --of which deceased was a member, --and the delegations from other towns, numbering in all about eighty persons, and interred with Masonic ceremonies in Maple Grove Cemetery by the side of the wife who preceded him to the vale beyond, about 26 years ago. Past Master, D.J. WOODWORTH of Rochester officiated as Worshipful Master. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in this place, the large number of physicians from abroad in attendance (18 in all) attesting the high esteem in which eh was held by the medical profession.
DR. KING was born in East Hampton, Long Island, June 4, 1825. At an early age he attended the public schools of his native town, and afterward the Clinton Academy, of which he afterward became principal. He subsequently attended Williams College, from which he took the degree of A.M. in 1848. He entered the Albany Medical College in 1852, in the year, received his diploma and degree of M.D. in 1855. He came to this town in the year 1856 on a visit to his uncle, the late ALMERON LEEK He visited Franklinville, Olean, Springville and other towns, with a view to a favorable location; eventually settled here and began the practice of his profession, and with the exception of a few months immediately following his settling here, he was the only practicing physician in the town, until the year 1875, when he took into partnership DR. H. J. ASHLEY of Freedom, which partnership continued until January 1887, when DR. ASHLEY withdrew. DR. KING then associated with him his son CLARENCE, who had graduated from the Buffalo Medical College two years before.
In the year 1860 DR. KING united in marriage with MARY ELIZABETH, daughter of the late WIGGIN M. FARRAR, of this town, by whom he had two sons, both of whom survive him, DR. CLARENCE and HAROLD, both residents of this college.
Though not a seeker after political honors, he was twice elected to the Legislature –first in 1876 and again the year following. As a physician he stood in the front rank and of late years has services as leader in thought, and active and public spirited citizen, his death creates a vacancy that cannot easily be filled.
Resolutions of Respect (by Franklinville Lodge, No. 626 F. & A.M., signed by LUCIA L. RANDALL, L.A. CORTHELL, and J.M. FIELD, Com. And by Machias Council, No. 182, R.T. of T. signed by H.G. BUTTON, MRS. J.C. CRADDUCK, and MRS. M.N. ORNE, Com., also HENRY VANAERMAN, D.S. TILDEN, and W.A. JOSLYN, Com.)
Hymenial. MR. ENOS DEMMON of Alden, Minn., and MISS MINNIE M. HOWE of this place were united in marriage on Tuesday at one p.m. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride and was performed by REV. THURESSON of the M.E. Church. None but the immediate members of the families were present. After the usual festivities the wedded twain were driven to Machias where they departed eastward for a brief wedding journey. The bride is the only daughter of the late SOLOMON HOWE and is one of Delevan's most energetic and estimable young ladies. MR. DEMMON, the groom was for some years a resident here and is a young man highly esteemed. They will be at home after November 1st, and will reside in the bride's very comfortable home, the SOL. HOWE farmstead, one mile west of this village. Their many friends wish them a married life of unalloyed pleasure.
A Double Wedding. Married, at the home of the brides' parents, MR. and MRS. G.W. BRIGGS, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Jany. 25, by the REV. SANFORD of East Aurora, MR. PHILIP S. PERSONS of East Aurora to MISS BELLE S. BRIGGS of Delevan. At the same time and place by the REV. D. C. BLAKELY of Delevan, MR. ORMOND A. HOWE to ALICE J. BRIGGS, both of Delevan. The wedding was a very enjoyable affair. The ceremony took place under a canopy of evergreens, in the center of which hung a bell of the same material. The proverbial horseshoes of white amaranths ornamented the front, while garlands of green, indicative of love unto death formed the finish on either side. The scene was beautiful and impressive, long to be remembered by all present. A bountiful dinner did credit to the host and hostess. Many gifts were left as expressions of the high regard in which the young people were held by their friends and relatives, and they begin married life followed by the best wishes of a large circle of friends. The guests from out of town were: REV. and MRS. ARCHIBALD of Colden; P.P. PERSONS and wife, H. PERSONS, CHAS. PERSONS, FRANK PERSONS, N. PERSONS, MR. SHEARES and wife, MR. BROWN and wife, MR. MEAD, MISS KATE MEAD, MISS MAY PERSONS, REV. SANFORD, A.F. BRIGGS of Bradford, Pa.; MISS MINNIE WILLIAMS of Freedom. About sixty guests were present.
Married in Arcade, N.Y., Oct. 21, 1868, by REV. C. COLGROVE, MR. EDWIN J WARD and MISS SARAH ORR, whose house has been in Protection, N.Y. for nearly 32 years. Also by the same clergyman, at the above mentioned home in Protection, March 14, 1900, MISS L. INA WARD their only daughter, and MR. ADDISON O'DELL of Chaffee. Congratulations of friends and ever well wishing to the bridal pair, who on their return from a two weeks' excursion will make their home in Chaffee.
Matrimonial. A Buffalo Man Weds One of Yorkshire Center's Fair Maidens. A quiet and happy wedding occurred Tuesday morning of this week at the residence of the brides sister MR. and MRS. W.H. SMITH on Regan St. in this village; the contracting parties being MR. ARTHUR U. BONSTELL of Buffalo, and MISS LUCINDA A. BAILEY, youngest daughter of N. F. LANGMADE and was witnessed by a few near relatives of the bride. The bridegroom formerly resided at Great Valley but is now connected with a commission house of Buffalo in the capacity of cashier and bookkeeper. The newly married twain will reside in that city.
F.L.WELLMAN and WM. WELLMAN, of Monona, Iowa, MRS. C. W. HARMON of Batavia, N.Y., DR. SCANLAN, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, E.M. SHERMAN of Ridgeway, Pa. were in town yesterday attending the funeral of MR. A.S. WELLMAN. (1888)
Married –On Thursday, April 12, by REV. J.M. FIELD, at his residence, MR. L.J. BARTLETT of this village, and MISS LOTTIE HAYES of Yorkshire. –Star (1888)
Married –in Yorkshire Center April 25, 1888 by the REV. M. LIVERMORE, MR. MYRON E. FISHER to MISS ALTA A. PHINNEY, both of this village.
ALVA S. WELLMAN. Died at his residence near this village on Monday, April 23rd, at 1 P.M. of paralysis of the heart, aged 72 years, MR. WELLMAN was a man who was highly esteemed in this community and will be greatly missed. We shall publish an obituary next week. (1888)
THE GRIM REAPER. "It's sad, yes doubly sad," is the remark often repeated in our village since Wednesday noon. It was occasioned by he sorrowful announcement that the early career of FRANKLIN HILL was at an end. At exactly twelve o'clock noon, Dec. 10, FRANKLIN HILL died after an illness of but six days duration. It was but Friday of last week that the deceased drove to Fairview in company with others for the purpose of performing the duties of appraiser of the estate of his deceased son-in-law, P.M. HOOPER, when he contracted a severe cold and experienced a telling chill. Reaching home as soon as possible he at once took to his bed, a physician was summoned but despite the efforts of physician and friends he grew rapidly worse until death came as above noted. The deceased was born in Mayville, Caut. Co. Jan. 19, 1835, and was therefore in his 56th year. In 1855 he became a resident of this town. In 1855 he married MISS AXIE GALE of this town; six children, four sons and two daughters being the result of the union. The deceased was a kind husband, and indulgent father and was much respected by his neighbors and friends. So great was the esteem in which he was held by townsmen, that he was for fifteen consecutive years chosen as Commissioner of Highways. Coupled with his death is that of the death of his son-in-law, P.M. HOOPER, which occurred just twenty-nine days previous (Nov. 10) and under the same circumstances. The funeral is announced to occur Saturday at 11 a.m. at his late residence. REV. BLACKMAR of Elton will officiate. The interment will be in the Yorkshire Center Cemetery. (circa 1891)
MRS. AMY WOOD NOURSE, wife of HARRISON NOURSE, died atone o'clock Saturday, Dec. 6, after a lingering illness resulting in heart failure. The deceased was born in 1826 and had been a resident of this town for more than 64 years. Although of a quiet and unassuming nature, she was a kind parent and was highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral occurred at the Union Church, Monday at 2 o'clock and was conducted by REV. J.M. FIELD of Machias. The interment occurred in Yorkshire Center Cemetery. (circa 1891)
One of the Town's Pioneers. Death came again to Delevan this week and summoned one of its pioneers. Villagers paused in sadness Tuesday morning when word was passed along that ZAPHNA HOWE was dead. The end came at 3:20 am. The 23rd inst. His illness, although of several days duration, was seemingly but the stopping of the clock by the weight of years. MR. HOWE, had he lived until today, Oct. 26th, would have attained the age of 86 years. He was born in Groton, Tompkins Co., N.Y., Oct. 26, 1820. When a mere child he came to this town with his parents who located at what was known for many years as the John Howe corner, now occupied by MR. ED. H. SMITH. At the age of 18 he located on the farm where he died. He had therefore been a resident of the particular farm and vicinity for nearly seventy years. After a few years of bachelorhood, MR. HOWE married MISS JULIA WHITING. Two children came to this home, namely ATTORNEY CHAS. F. HOWE of this village, and MR. WILL L. HOWE who resides on the old homestead. It is seldom that men are more favorably or better known than was MR. HOWE. His long and exemplary life was one stream of sunshine, regardless of his surroundings and domestic conditions. The two sons mentioned, only, are left to mourn, his wife having died about three years ago. The funeral took place at the home Thursday at 1 p.m. REV. BROWNE of the Baptist Church conducted the service. Interment in the rural cemetery at Mckinstry, by the side of his wife.
NECROLOGY. JULIA WHITING HOWE, wife of ZAPHNA HOWE, residing at Graham's Corners, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, June 26th, in the 71st year of her age. MRS. HOWE was eldest daughter of LEVI and CHRISTINA WHITING, pioneers of this town, and was born in Genesee County, this state, January 6th, 1833, and came to the town of Yorkshire with her parents in 1839. On June 23rd, 1856, she untied in marriage with MR. ZAPHNA HOWE and two children CHAS. F. and WILL L. were added to the home. Some twenty years ago, at a critical period susceptible to the sex, a mental cloud came upon MRS. HOWE'S life that at desultory periods nullified social wife-like affection in her household, but notwithstanding that her life was ever brightened by extreme sympathy and tender care from an ideal, patient, loving husband. A most devout husband and two sons mentioned above, also two brothers: -- GEO. H. WHITING, the venerable court crier of Cattaraugus County, and MILO M. WHITING, ex-postmaster of Delevan, are left to mourn her going away. The deceased untied with the Delevan Baptist Church by baptism on Oct. 10, 1858 and had ever continued her membership. The funeral, very largely attended, was at her home Sunday June 28, REV. WARREN of the Delevan Baptist church officiating. The interment was at Mckinstry.
ATTY. HOWE DEAD. CHAS. F. HOWE was found dead in bed at the Farrand Hotel at Arcade Station at two o'clock yesterday Thursday afternoon. The cause of his death is unknown but it is presumed heart disease. Mr. Howe had been ill for some time, in fact his health had been declining for several years. His remains were brought to Delevan last evening and the funeral will probably be held on Saturday. (no year or date mentioned)
MUNSON WILLIS' War Record. Elmwood, Tuscola co., Mich., June 1. Editor Cattaraugus Press: Will you kindly allow an old soldier to write up the war record of MUNSUN WILLS, and old resident of your vicinity and have it appear in your paper?
MUNSON WILLIS enlisted in the 105th N.Y. State Vol. Infantry. His battles were at Cedar Mt. Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap, Bull Run, Chantilla, Va., South Mt., Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Bethsadia Church, white Oak Swamp, Petersburg, and Weldon R.R., Va. The 105th and 94th N.Y. regiments were consolidated in the spring of '63 and from that time on were drilled as skirmishers. Therefore, our regiment saw hot fighting on the skirmish line. Co. H. and Co. K. were thrown out on the skirmish line and Cold Harbor on or about May 20, 1864. The next day, in reliving the old skirmishers, three of Co. H's boys and three of Co. K's boys were missed and left in the dense foliage of the woods. It was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon we were flanked on our left. Not knowing that our right and left flanks were exposed, we were attacked unawares on our left by the killing of MIKE COFFEE of Co. H.
MUNSON WILLIS. An aged citizen Laid to Rest 'Neath the Sod. The body of MR. MUSON WILLIS was brought here from West Virginia on Friday last, for interment at East Ashford, his former home. He died at the home of his son, PROF. HERBERT WILLIS, who is teaching in that State, and who accompanied the body. The deceased was well known about here, was a cousin of our townsman, MR. EDEN WILLIS, and a veteran of the late Civil War, being a member of the 154th Reg. N.Y. Vols. Infantry. He was highly respected for his honesty, and it is a fact that being wounded in the forhead while in the army –so that an ugly scar from this condition, but he refused, as he said it did not trouble his head in the least. This was rather remarkable in the light of events that do occur in pension cases. His daughter, MRS. GRACE SHAFFNER, of the Buffalo Normal School, was present at the funeral, as were his two sons, HERBERT, and VOCIE. The youngest son resides in Dakota and could not be here. REV. CHURCHILL preached a fine sermon. The interment was in the cemetery at Thomas Corners. –WestValley Gazette
MABEL HOWE LEXER:
MABEL HOWE, wife of FRANK LEXER was born in the town of Yorkshire, Catt. County, N.Y., in what is called the Block district, on the 1st day of August, 1876, and died December 16, 1900, at her late home on the town-line road. Her whole life was spent in this town. She was at one time a student in the Delevan high school, and afterwards a successful teacher. She was of a sweet pleasant disposition, and it can be truly said that none knew her but to love her.
On October 26, 1899, she was married to FRANK LEXER of this town, to whom she has never spoken an unkind word. She was converted to the Methodist faith under the preaching of REV. E. E. FAIRCHILD, and has ever lived a consistent Christian life. She leaves to mourn her untimely death a young husband, a father and mother, two sisters and a host of friends, and to those who will miss her the most, those loved her so that they do not know how to live without her, who have laid her away to rest with her baby on Wednesday, was very largely attended. The pastor, REV. W. J. WEST, officiated Burial in the Delevan Cemetery. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral Wednesday were MRS. ABBIE BLOWERS and daughter of East Aurora, and SANFORD MCINTOSH and family of East Ashford.
LURA BUSH DARLING. At the noon-day of life, MRS. LURA DARLING was summoned to the home going beyond. On January 28th she was apparently in her usual health and prepared the morning meal for her father, little thinking that it was the last of life's labors, but before the noonday repast was due she had passed to the unknown world. LURA DARLING was the eldest daughter of JOHN A. and HELEN M. BUSH and was born at Farmersville, Catt.Co., N.Y. on May 25, 1858. She married GEORGE W. DARLING on July 3, 1876, who preceded her to the grave. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter MRS. ERNEST SHOFF of Boston, Mass., and a father MR. JOHN BUSH of Delevan, besides many other relatives and near friends She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Yorkshire, N. Y. The funeral occurred on Sunday, January 31st at 11 a.m. from the family home on South Main Street, this village, and was conducted by REV. CHARLES CLARK of the Freewill Baptist Church of Elton, N.Y., Interment at Machias, N.Y. MRS. DARLING was known as a very kind hearted woman and did all within her power to make the home pleasant and happy; no one was ever known to leave her doors hungry as she would divide the last loaf with her fellow creatures. In time of sickness and trouble she was always ready to give and comfort and do the Master's will as taught by the Golden Rule.
MRS. EMILY LANGMADE GOUDIE, daughter of WM. and ERVILLA LANGMADE, died at the Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 4th, 1907, of cancer. MRS. GOUDIE was born in Delevan in 1857, and passed her girlhood days here. LANGMADE of North Baltimore, Ohio; and four sisters, MRS. WEAST of Coreopolis, Pa., MRS W. B. WHIPPLE of East Aurora; MRS. WILL RICHARDSON of Warsaw; MRS. NETTIE HOUSE of Jamestown, N.Y. The remains of MRS. GOUDIE were brought to Delevan Monday evening and the burial occurred on Tuesday at Mapledale Cemetery.
MRS. BETSEY WHITING died at her home at McKinstry early Friday morning aged 76 years. The funeral was held at the house Saturday, Jan. 11th at 1 p.m.. REV. PRESBY of the M.E. Church of Machias officiating. The burial was in the McKinstry Cemetery.
MRS EARL OLCOTT DEAD. The news reached Delevan last week of the death of MRS. MARY OLCOTT, wife of EARL H. OLCOTT, at their home n Peru, N.Y., Tuesday, January 30th. The funeral was held February 1st at that place. MR. and MRS. OLCOTT were residents here for more than 20 years, living on Mill Street. About a year ago they sold their home here, and last April, went back to their former home at Peru. MRS. OLCOTT was in poor health when she left Delevan and had been gradually failing ever since. A strange coincidence is that she was born, married and died in the same house. MR. OLCOTT has the sympathy of many Delevan friends in his loss. (No year mentioned)
JOHN PHELPS. Full of health and strength today, dead tomorrow. Such was the manner in which Death approached MR. JOHN PHELPS of this village. Last week Friday, MR. PHELPS was actively employed by several of our village residents clearing the heavy weight of snow from roofs, opening drifted paths, and in other ways relieving the snow-bound. It was while thus engaged on the roof of the E.H. SMITH building on Main Street, Friday afternoon, not far from 3 o'clock, that MR. PHELPS suffered a paralytic shock and fell from the roof to the ground. He was assisted to rise by several who witnessed his fall, but was unable to move. He was taken to his home and a physician summoned, but he was unable to articulate, and soon lost all consciousness, passing peacefully away about 10 o'clock Saturday morning. One year ago last Thanksgiving Day MR. PHELPS had a slight shock from which he never recovered, and it is believed that the second, and last, shock was due partially to overwork and the severe cold. The community has seldom been so astonished as when the death of MR. PHELPS was announced on the streets; it was so entirely unlooked for.
JOHN PHELPS was born May 24, 1853, in the town of Yorkshire. On Dec. 28, 1878, he was married to MISS ALCINA SKEELS of Freedom, by REV. COOK of Elton. He was the son of HARVEY and CLARISSA PHELPS, his father dying in the army when John was 12 years old. Of his immediate family who survive, are his wife, daughter BLANCHE, son MERLE, brother CHARLES F., and his mother. The funeral occurred on Monday afternoon from the Baptist church, REV. CLARK, pastor of the Elton Freewill Baptist Church (of which deceased was a member) officiating, ably assisted by REV. WARREN of the local Baptist Church. Interment in Mapledale. MR. PHELPS, while a unique character, was a man morally endowed, temperate, honest to a fraction, and always employed at something. He was a conscientious Christian and a firm believer.
CHARLES G. SUTTON, a life-long resident of this town, died at his late home in Yorkshire last Monday evening, October 8th, after a long illness with Bright's disease and other complications. The funeral took place yesterday and the burial was in the Yorkshire Village Cemetery. A more extended obituary will appear in a subsequent issue. (no year mentioned)
GEORGE LANGMADE, eldest son of the late L.D. LANGMADE, died at his home in Oberlin, Kansas, Feb. 1st aged about 51 years. MR. LANGMADE had been a great sufferer for some time from consumption and paralysis. He was born in McKean County, Pa., and at the age of 4 years came to Delevan with his parents, residing here until about 1884 or 1885. He is survived by a widow, JENNIE KNIGHT, and five children, two boys and three girls. He also leaves one brother and three sisters, all residing in the west. The deceased was a nephew of MR A. J. LANGMADE of this village. (no year mentioned)
Delevanites were shocked Thursday morning at the announcement that MRS. PERMELIA HOWELL WESTOVER had met death at her own hands. She chose a rope as the weapon, and stole silently from her house about 5 a.m., went into her barn, carefully closed and fastened the door behind her, and then went up the narrow stairs leading to the loft. She placed a box 14 inches high in a common chair and, standing on this, threw a rope over a joist about one foot above her head. One end of the rope she tied to the joist; the other end she passed around her neck and made a noose at the left ear. She kicked the box from the chair and strangulation followed. This must have taken place at about 5 a.m., for at 8:30, or 3 ½ hours later, when discovered by Mrs. M. CAREY, the body was cold, but not rigid. Physicians were hastily summoned, but the heart's action had entirely ceased. Neighbors removed the body to her house and a coroner was summoned who, after questioning the neighbors, deemed a formal inquest unnecessary.
The deceased was a daughter of MR. and MRS. HENRY HOWELL. She was married to MR. ABNER WESTOVER 7 years ago, his death following 5 years later. She leaves a sister, MARTHA, and two brothers, CAREY and ABRAM. The cause of her rash act was an unbalanced mind, for she had on several occasions told her neighbors that she would take her own life. She inherited from her late husband her home on Railroad Street and a couple of thousand dollars, hence was not in the stringent circumstances her fancy had pictured, her troubles being wholly imaginary. The funeral is announced for Saturday at the house at 12 and at the Baptist Church, of which she was a member, at 1 p.m. The interment will be in Mapledale. The deceased was about 46 years of age.
Died, at Mooreheadville, Pa., on July 4th, 1902, WARREN THOMAS WORDEN, the eldest son of WARREN WORDEN, formerly of Delevan, aged 12 years, 6 months, 18 days. Death was caused by blood poisoning following an operation. Burial in the North East Cemetery. He was an obedient, truthful, honest child, a member of the Union Sabbath School at Mooreheadville, also a member of the Harbor Creek Christian Endeavor society of the Presbyterian Church. We had hoped he was to be the staff of our declining years and the comfort of his mother when we should enter the valley of the shadow of death; but as we stood by the bedside of our dying boy the words of the dying President in the city of Buffalo came crushing weight to us: "It is God's way, not ours. God's will be done." Floral offerings from teachers, friends and schoolmates were profuse, attesting their love for him. Funeral occurred Sunday at 4 p.m., REV. H. W. WARANSHUIS of the Harbor Creek Presbyterian Church Officiating.
We were sorry to hear of the sudden death of MRS. JAMES BEACH. She was highly esteemed by all her neighbors. (no date mentioned)
OSCAR BIGELOW of this place died at the home of a relative at East Ashford on Friday (no date)
At East Ashford, June 6th, of heart failure, OSCAR BEGELOW, aged 70 years.(no year mentioned)
At East Ashford, Feb. 11th, of old age, MRS. SILPHINA REMINGTON, aged 85 years. (no year mentioned)
At East Ashford, Feb. 10th, of old age, OZRO COLE, aged 77 years.
LEVANCHE (HISTA) RICE. About six weeks ago MISS LAVANCHE RICE, of Chaffee, who was a member of the Teachers' Training Class of Delevan High School, left school on account of ill health. Her illness proved to be quick consumption, and she grew rapidly worse, but none believed the end so near, and when the news of her death on Monday afternoon reached here, it fell as a shock upon the whole community. Although not a resident of this town, much of the past 3 years of her life was spent here in attendance at the High School, and her gentle disposition and winning ways had secured for her many sincere friends, who will deeply mourn her loss The family have lost in her a gentle and dutiful daughter, and a kind and loving sister, and her friends and associates a true and faithful friend As a student she was industrious and successful and her future seemed full of bright prospects for usefulness in the educational work for which she was fitting herself.
The deceased was 21 years of age and leaves, besides her immediate family, a host of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was held from her late home near Chaffee, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, REV. WARREN of this place conducting the services. Interment at Sardinia Cemetery. The Training Class and High School Department attended in a body and presented a beautiful floral tribute of their regard for their departed schoolmate.
Whereas, it has please the Allwise Father our beloved friend HESTA RICE (sic).. be it resolved that the students of Delevan High School extend their heartfelt sympathy to her parents HELENA KERPAKA, IDA M. COLVIN, ESTHER STRONG.
MARY JANE CURTIS WHITING, daughter of ERASTUS and AMY CURTIS, was born in Alabama, N.Y., November 17, 1835; was married to GEORGE H. WHITING in 1851 and died in Delevan, March 29, 1921. In early life she was baptized and lived a Christian life.
MRS. WHITING was a loving, faithful wife and mother, whose memory will be cherished not only by her immediate family, but by neighbors and friends who knew her best.
She leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, JAY, of Lindsay, Cal., EARL of Delevan; and one daughter, MRS. IDA BAILEY of Delevan; also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband and two daughters, ALICE and BELLE, preceded her to the Better Land.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: MRS F. REGAN, East Aurora; MR. FARNER, Machias; MR. and MRS. CHRISTIE, Elton; MR and MRS. SHELDON EASTLAND, McKinstry; and MRS CASHORE of Franklinville. MRS. WHITING was a very kind friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by all.
GEORGE JENKINS, a young man who had been about Arcade for some time was struck by a train on the Pennsylvania Railroad early Tuesday morning and instantly killed. He was walking the tracks between Arcade and Chaffee at the time with a companion, JOHN DONAHUE of Varysburg, who was slightly injured.
The coroner was called and issued a verdict of death by accident in accordance with the facts. Undertaker PERSONS of Delevan took charge of the remains, which were badly mutilated. The funeral services were held at the home of WILL JENKINS on the Sandusky Road Wednesday. Interment at Delevan.
Death has again entered our community and removed from our midst an honored and respected citizen. Last Wednesday evening as he was sitting quietly in his home. MR. GEORGE H. WHITING suddenly was seized with severe pain in the region of the heart causing him to utter a sharp cry and then his head fell forward, he became unconscious and in a few minutes expired. So far as known up to the time of his being taken ill so suddenly he was in usual health. Many times had he been heard to say that when he went this was the way he wanted to go, not wanting to live and suffer and be a burden to anyone.
MR. WHITING was born in Middlebury, Wyoming County, N.Y., March 16, 1830. When he was 10 years of age he came with his parents to the town of Yorkshire where his home has been ever since. He was married in 1859 to MARY JANE CURTIS. He was for several years engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in this village in partnership with CHAS. H. MILLER.
He was a staunch Republican in politics and had long been influential in the councils of the party both in town and county. About 30 years ago he was appointed court crier which position he held continuously to the time of his death except for a period of six years. He was a man of good judgement in business matters and his advice was often sought. Personally he was one of the most genial of men. Always cheerful, and having a kind word for all whom he met. Though old in years he always seemed young, always enjoying the companionship of young people.
He is survived by his wife and three children, MRS. GEO. E. BAILEY, JAY E. and EARL L. WHITING, and one brother, MILO WHITING, on daughter BELLE, died when a young lady and another MRS. D. P. LANGMADE, died about 10 years ago.
The funeral services were held from his late residence Sunday afternoon at one o'clock conducted by REV. D. C. IRWIN, assisted by REV. THOMAS BROWN. Interment at McKinstry.
A large concourse of people attended the services. Among those from a distance were GEO E. SPRING, N. R. WILLIAMS and LEE WILLIAMS of Franklinville; W. P. KYSOR and W. E. LITTLE of Machias; W. R. OUSTERHOUDT of Olean; W. B. HUGHES, wife and daughter; County Clerk C. A. MILLER, Sheriff D. H. AMES, Under-Sheriff E. E. WAITE, Asst. Clerk FRANK MERRILL of Little Valley; IRA NEWTON of Alden and THOMAS CROCKER of Sardinia; J. E. JONES and wife of Buffalo; MRS. W. B. EDSON and son of Arcade; JAS. DAY and MRS. ANDY CASHORE of Franklinville; ADELBERT COBB of Belding, Mich; NEIL WHITING of Defiance, O., MRS. BELLE PIERCE, Youngstown, O.
OZRO COLE passed away about midnight Feb. 10th. Arrangements for the funeral are being delayed until his nephew, HERBERT WILLIS, can be heard from. MR. WILLIS is on his way here from the state of Washington. (no year)
Death of Former Delevan Boy. On Sunday last in Castile, N.Y., occurred the funeral of Mr. ERNEST HARWOOD. MR. HARWOOD died in Idaho where he was living on a homestead claim. Heart disease was the cause of death. A wife and four small children survive him. The funeral services were conducted by the Masonic Lodge. Delevan Masons in attendance were: A. J. LANGMADE, A. E. PRESTON, E. L. WHITING, G. W. BURNS and V. R. LYNDE. [no date]
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