Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kidder, George Thomas 1871-1929 Laurens Obituary

Kidder, George Thomas 1871-1929 Laurens Obituary

George Thomas Kidder Dies at Fox Hospital

Erstwhile Resident of Laurens Succumbs
to Complications Arising in Injuries
Received From Bull
Three Years Ago
Laurens, April 16---George Thomas Kidder, for many years a highly respected resident of Laurens, but for the past 12 years a resident of Richfield Springs, died at the Fox Memorial hospital in Oneonta this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. He was taken to this institution from his home on Monday suffering with complications of injuries received from a bull on his farm at Richfield Springs three years ago. The body was taken to the home of cousins, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Strong, of Laurens Wednesday afternoon and undertakers Hopkins and Stillwell were given charge.
Funeral services will be held from the Prebyterian church Friday afternoon at 2 p. m., under the direction of Rev. R. A. Tennies, pastor. Burial will take place in the family plot at Laurens.
Mr. Kidder has been confined to his home since November, and to bed most of the time since January. He was born at Laurens March 34, 1871, son of Col. John S. and Harriet (Matteson) Kidder. September 25, 1890, he married Miss Bertha S. Brainard of Richfield Springs.
They lived at Laurens three years and then moved to Brooklyn where the deceased entered the butter and egg business. In 1901, they came back to Laurens and resided here until May, 1918. At this time they took up residence on a farm at Richfield Springs and have lived there ever since. During residence here, Mr. Kidder was engaged with D. S. Peet as a tinsmith. He was long prominent in public affairs of this village, a member of the board of education for many years, of the Laurens lodge, K. O. T. and Laurens Grange.
Surviving are his widow, who was untiring in devotion during his long illness, two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Rose of Liberty, and Mrs. Henry Hand of Binghamton, four grandchildren, Dorothy, Robert, and Richard Rose of Liberty, and Brainard Hand of Binghamton, one sister, Mrs. Fayette Allen of Schuyler Lake, besides two nieces, five nephews, and many cousins.
Many friends deplore the passing of one whose uprightness and staunch integrity was conceded by all. Sympathy to the bereaved ones in their loss is extended.

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