Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Card, Jennie M. (Seeber) Tilley 1858-1931 New Berlin Obituary

Card, Jennie M. (Seeber) Tilley 1858-1931 New Berlin Obituary

Mrs. Jennie M. Card Dies After Extended Illness

Mother of Edward G. Tilley of 4 Walling Bouleward
Succumbs at Edmeston---Long Resident of New Berlin

Mrs. Jennie M. Card, mother of Edward G. Tilley of 4 Walling boulevard who was long a resident of New Berlin and well known throughout Otsego county, died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Grace D. Talbot, Edmeston, where she had been receiving care for several weeks. She had been in failing health for the past eight years as the result of a series of shocks and for the past year she had been totally blind. About a week ago she suffered another shock and she had failed almost steadily since that time.
Funeral services will be held from the Gates funeral home at Edmeston Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Willam Swope of the Edmeston Methodist Episcopal church, formerly of Schuyler Lake and a personal friend of Mrs. Card. Interment will be made in the family plot of Burlington Green cemetery.
Jennie M. Seeber was born July 2, 1858, in the town of Burlington, the daughter of James and Mary (Shaw) Seeber. That was her home until after her marriage about 48 years ago to J. Briggs Tilley, then moving to Englewood, N. J., where Mr. Tilley was employed. They later lived at Hackensack, N. J., for a time before returning to New Berlin, where for many years Mrs. Tilley conducted a dressmaking establishment that was well known throughout the county.
After the death of Mr. Tilley about 15 years ago, Mrs. Tilley was married to William Card of Pittsfield in 1922 and he died in 1925. She made her home at Fly Creek for some time, but for the past four years she had made her home with her son. He with a granddaughter are the only near surviving relatives, Mrs. Card being the last to succumb of a family of four. A daughter Miss Mary Tilley, died at Pittsfield, Mass., in 1917.
Mrs. Card was a member of the Presbyterian church at New Berlin and of the W. C. T. U. there, a woman held in high regard by wide circles of friends.

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