Edson, Elizabeth A. 1877-1931 Laurens Obituary
Mrs. H. Edson, Long Time Resident of Laurens, Dies
Pneumonia Attack Fatal to Well Known and
Popular Member of Community
Lived in Laurens 30 Years
Laurens, Feb. 13---Mrs. Harry Edson died at her home Friday morning at 4:30, following a 10-day illness with pneumonia.
The funeral services, which will be private, will be held on Sunday at 2 p. m. from her late home. Rev. R. A. Tennies, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Laurens cemetery. Friends may pay their last respects Sunday between 12 and 1 o'clock.
Mrs. Edson was born December 5, 1877, in the town of Hartwick, the daughter of Milton and Sarah (Pashley) Richards, and her young girlhood was passed there.
She was united in marriage on March 27, 1898, to Harry Edson of this village, and with the exception of two years, their entire married life was spent here where she made a host of friends who loved her for her many endearing qualities and true womanliness.
In young girlhood, she was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal church in Hartwick of which she was a member. While living in Laurens, she attended the Presbyterian church.
She was a loyal worker in the Laurens Cemetery association, holding the office of trustee for several years past. Her chief interest centered in her home, and she will be greatly missed by her helpmate. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Clifford L. Edson, residing in Mt. Vision; by five sisters; Mrs. Ida Tanner of Laurens, Mrs. John Elliott, Mrs. Sarah Rydberg and Mrs. S. C. Bouton, all of Oneonta, and Mrs. Harry Miller of Alplaus, and several nephews and nieces.
The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family.
Mrs. Edson's Funeral at Laurens Largely Attended
Laurens, Feb. 15---Private funeral services for Mrs. Harry Edson were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home and were largely attended by many relatives. Many friends visited the home before the services to pay their last respects to one universally loved and respected. Rev. R. A. Tennies, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Laurens, officiated. Burial was in the family plot of the Laurens cemetery.
The bearers were: George Butler, Card Edson, Ralph Edson, Barton Clark, Claude Richards, and Clarence Smith.
A large profusion of flowers gave mute testimony to the high esteem with which the deceased was held. Besides the flowers sent by relatives and friends, four pieces were sent from the A. & P. management, including a floral tribute from employes in Oneonta, and also one tribute
from the Ladies' Aid society of the Laurens Presbyterian church.
Relatives for the services were present from Schenectady, Althus, Whitesboro, Binghamton, Cooperstown, Oneonta, Hartwick, Gilbertsville, and Unadilla.
Comment: No where in her obituary did it give her first name. I checked via Ancestry.com and found the family on census reports. Her first name was Elizabeth with a middle initial of A. They had one son Clifford Lewis Edson 1900-1972. Her husband Harry died 1943. Clifford also had a son Clifford G.