Balcom, Edson N. 1859-1932
Edson Balcom Dies at Home In Hartwick
Hartwick, Sept. 30---Edson N. Balcom died at the homestead at Lena, Wednesday morning following a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered Thursday of last week. He had been an invalid since August, 1930, as the result of a stroke at that time.
Mr. Balcom was born, January 1, 1859, in the town of Burlington, the son of Eli and Susie (Edson) Balcom. December 28, 1880, he was married to Susie Gardner, who died in 1909, and in February, 1912, he was married to Mrs. Ella Babcock, who died five years later.
He is survived by the son mentioned above and a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Salisbury, two granddaughters, Glenidore and Letha, living at home.
He was a member of the Christian church at Hartwick and the Lena Grange. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Due to the illness of his pastor, Rev. R. C. Updyke, Rev. Frank V. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mt. Vision, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Hartwick cemetery beside his first wife.