Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pierce, Harold F. 1896-1959 Sidney, NY Obituary

Pierce, Harold F. 1896-1959 Sidney, NY Obituary

Retired D&H Employe

Harold F. Pierce Died Suddenly

SIDNEY---Harold F. Pierce, 62, of 27 River street, Sidney, died suddenly as he was crossing Pleasant street at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday March 3, 1959. He had been a lifetime resident of Sidney, and was telegrapher and towerman on the D&H railroad from the age of 16 until his retirement three years ago when mechanized gates were installed at the Union Street crossing. The tower where he spent his entire working life was razed last week.
Funeral services for Mr. Pierce will be held at 2 p.m. On Friday, March 6, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sidney, with Rev. Rollin D. Malany officiating. Friends may call at the C. H. Landers chapel on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Harold Pierce was born in Sidney on May 6, 1896, the son of William and Susan (Owen) Pierce. He was member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sidney, the Norwich Lodge No. 1222 BPO Elks, and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marian Hull Pierce, whom he married in Sidney on November 6, 1944; a son, Richard Pierce of Marberth, Pa.; two grandsons, Richard Jr. and Robert; two nephews, Robert Pierce of San Francisco, California and William Pierce, Chenango Bridge; also several cousins.

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