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Mack, William Emory 1864-1926 Hartwick

Mack, William Emory 1864-1926 

William Emory Mack, Native of New Lisbon, Dies on Saturday

Hartwick, June 14 (Special)---William Emory Mack, one of the best known citizens of this village, died Saturday afternoon at his home on West Main street. He was the only son of Daniel H. Mack and Catharine (Duroe) Mack and was born in the town of New Lisbon, July 13, 1864. He was married at Hartwick in the house wherein he died, to Myrtle B. Potter of Hartwick. They went to the Mack homestead near Lena, and incidentally the birthplace of Mrs. Mack, to reside. They lived there until 1900, when they moved to Hartwick and conducted the Cottage hotel during the building of the power house and car barns and the railroad construction, vacating the same in 1902.
They returned to their farm in New Lisbon in 1904 and remained there until 1911, at which time they came to Hartwick and have lived in the house they have since occupied. During his life in the village he was for several years employed by Roy Adams in his store; and twice was an employe of the Southern New York railroad. About three years ago he gave up his work at the car barn on account of poor health, and opened a harness shop at his home, but for several months he had been retired. His last sickness was of short duration, he having taken to his bed only two weeks ago and his decline was very rapid.
Mr. Mack had many characteristics that won for him many friends. He viewed life with wonderful calmness, and was always willing to accept his portion of its joys and sorrows. He was always at home ready to welcome those who wished to enter, and words of cheer were his to give.
The only immediate relatives are his wife; one son Dean H. Mack of Hartwick; one grandson, D. H. Mack, of Hartwick; one sister, Mrs. D. C. Talbut of New Lisbon. The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. T. F. Hall of the Christian church officiating. Burial in the family plot in Hartwick cemetery.

Source of obit is the Mary Boice Gale collection. On Ancestry, I have 1926 as the year of his death.

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