Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dickson, Agnes A 1877-1930 Unadilla Obituary

Dickson, Agnes A 1877-1930 Unadilla Obituary

Mrs. Agnes A. Dickson Dies
In Operation at Bainbridge

Wife of County Supervisor of Unadilla
Taught for Many Year in Training
School and Was Active in Many
Civic Affairs

Unadilla, July 16---The death of Mrs. Agnes A. Dickson of Unadilla, wife of county supervisor, William Dickson, occurred Wednesday noon at the Bainbridge hospital. For some time she has been in failing health and a resort to surgery for an internal goitre was finally made, but a weakened heart could not sustain her and she died during the operation.
Mrs. Dickson was born in Andes, June 18, 1877, the daughter of Thomas M. and Mary Spiers. She was graduated from the Andes High school and the Oneonta Normal. In securing her training she also spent summers at Cornell university and the Albany Teachers' college. Her services as a teacher have covered a period of 30 years. Five years more of teaching would have entitled her to the State Teacher pension.
During recent years she had been the teacher of the teacher's training class of this village, For the past 20 years, Mrs. Dickson and Mr. Dickson, to whom she was married in 1904, have made their home here. During this time Mrs. Dickson has been very active in many affairs. She was one of the loyal members of the Eastern Star. Most faithfully and efficiently, she served as a member of the federated board and superintendent of the Bible school of the Federated church, of which she was a member.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Dickson is survived by a sister, Mrs. D. W. Koulton, of Walton; three brothers, Charles M. Stiers of Andes; Carlton Stiers of Tuxedo; Frank Stiers of Easton, Pa,; the sister, Mrs. D. W. Koulton, of Walton, is touring through the west with her family.
The funeral service will be conducted at the home on Watson street, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. John T. Lyon, pastor of the Federated church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot in the Andes cemetery.
Mrs. Dickson will be remembered for her courage, her devotion to her home; and her determination to accomplish the work at hand; her faithfulness and genial personality. It is impossible to reckon the lives she has influenced for good and for closer attention to the realities of life. A host of friends extend their sympathy to Mr. Dickson and the relatives.

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