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Southworth, Charles M. 1868- ?1931 New Lisbon Obituary

Southworth, Charles M. 1868- ?1931 New Lisbon Obituary

Many Attend Funeral of Charles M. Southworth

New Lisbon, Nov. 9---Largely attended funeral services were held for Charles M. Southworth from his home here Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. E. Hutchinson, pastor of the Zion church of Morris, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery at Morris.
Bearers were: George Rice, Ernst Thurston, Erie Smith and Frank Durie,(?Duroe) all of whom were close neighbors of the deceased.
Mr. Southworth was born in the town of New Lisbon July 22, 1868, and was the son of Robert and Amanda Garlick Southworth. He was married September 12, 1904, to Mary Vonah Collier.
For many years he conducted a blacksmith shop in the villlage and worked at the trade until his health force him to retire. He had many friends and was a much beloved resident of the community.
Three weeks prior to his death, Mr. Southworth was stricken and forced to remain in bed. Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-son, Lewis Collier; a brother Viessen Southworth of South New Berlin; a niece, Mrs. Levi George of New Lisbon, and a nephew, Claude Southworth of Yardley, Pa.
There were many floral tributes in evidence at the funeral, testifying to the high esteem in which he was held by his many friends and relatives. Those from out-of-town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Southworth of New Berlin, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Pugh of Unadilla Forks, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scheff of East Orange, N. J. , and Mr. And Mrs. W. I. Smith of Cooperstown.

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