Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Colvin, Leroy S. 1859-1932 Morris Obituary

Colvin, Leroy S. 1859-1932 Morris Obituary

Leroy S. Colvin Dies At Home in Morris

Morris, Sept. 9---Leroy Colvin, who had been a resident of Lower Dimmock Hollow for many years, passed away at his late home Thursday morning. At midnight, when his son and daughter retired, he was alright, but at 5:30, when the son came down stairs he found his father on the floor, where he had fallen a few hours before. Death was caused by heart failure. He had been in unusually good health this summer until the extreme heat came about a week ago, when he had a poor spell.
Deceased was born in the town of Morris, August 4, 1859, son of Christopher and Harriet Colvin. March 25, 1896, he was united in marriage to Bertha Bailey who passed away in 1926.
Those surviving are the son, Arthur, and daughter, Myrtle, who reside at home; also one sister, Mrs. Alida Backus.
Mr. Colvin was a sincere Christian man, being a member of the Baptist church at Morris, a good neighbor and friend and one who will be missed by the community.
The funeral will be held at his late home Saturday at 2:00 p. m., with Rev. H. E. Danielson and Rev. F. G. Leonard, officiating.

LeRoy Colvin Buried; Bearers All Nephews

Morris, Sept. 13---The funeral of Leroy Colvin was held at his late home Saturday at 2 p. m., Rev. H. E. Danielson and Rev. F. G. Leonard officiating. A large assembly of relatives, neighbors and friends were in attendance. Following the Scripture and prayer, both pastors spoke of his love for the Bible, reading and meditating upon it a great deal, of his devotion to his family, and his interest as a citizen.
Many beautiful flowers were brought, many being from the home flower gardens.
The bearers were nephews, Earl and George Bailey, Jay Curry of Morris, Cecil and Floyd Baker of Oneonta, and Glenn Ferguson of Rochester.
Burial was made in the family plot at the Chapel cemetery beside his wife.

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