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Eldred, Mrs. A. Burton 1879-1937 Laurens Obituary

Eldred, Mrs. A. Burton 1879-1937

Eldred Funeral Scheduled for Thursday Afternoon

Laurens, Dec. 28---The funeral of Mrs. A. Burton Eldred, mention of whose death was made in Tuesday's Star, will be held from the family home on the Gilbert lake state park road Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Dr. C. E. Vermilya, pastor of the Morris Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate and the body will be placed in the vault at the Oneonta Plains cemetery.
Mrs. Eldred, who had been in poor health for some time, had been critically ill for the past four weeks and Sunday was taken to the Parshall hospital in Oneonta where death came at 6:10 Monday evening.
She was born October 22, 1879, in the town of New Lisbon, the daughter of Eugene and Alice (Cummings) Eldred. She married A. Burton Eldred of Laurens December 23, 1901. Her married life was spent in this township.
Besides the husband, she leaves, six sons and daughter: Mrs. Hazel George of West Burlington, Mrs. Alice Card of Mt. Vision, and Alfred, Carl, Ethel and Doris, all residing at home; two grandchildren, Marjorie and Harold Card; one sister, Mrs. Carl Brightmen of West Oneonta; a brother, Charles Eldred of Bainbridge, an aunt, Mrs. Martha Parish of Oneonta Plains; two nephews and several cousins.
Mrs. Eldred was of a quiet, retiring disposition. Her home and family were her chief concern and her memory will be long cherished. Her passing will be deplored as well by many neighbors and friends, all of whom will extend sympathy to the family.
Eldred, Mrs. A. Burton Funeral 1937

Eldred Obsequies Held; Body Placed in Vault

Laurens, Dec. 30---Funeral services for Mrs. A. Burton Eldred were largely attended this afternoon from her home. Dr. C. E. Vermilyea, pastor of the Methodist church in Morris, officiated and the body was placed in the vault in the Oneonta Plains cemetery.
The bearers were Joseph Urbon, Byron Hopkins, Charles Moore, Ralph Morse, Edward Cope and Dean Peet. The many beautiful flowers testified to the high regard in which Mrs. Eldred was held. Pieces were sent by the Laurens board of Education, Laurens Grange, near neighbors, and several Grange friends besides those from the family, relatives and friends.
Among those present for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eldred of Bainbridge, Charles Brightman of West Oneonta, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Murwin, Hary Bundy, and Lee Parish of Otego, Mr. and Mrs. Adon Dayton of Cooperstown Junction, with many others from Morris, Oneonta, Cedarville, Hartwick, Stamford, Gilbertsville, Mt. Vision, New Lisbon, Garrattsville, Lena, and Laurens.

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