Monday, July 23, 2012

Estes, Willis H. 1859-1931 New Lisbon Obituary

Estes, Willis H. 1859-1931 New Lisbon Obituary

Funeral Services Held for W. H. Estes of New Lisbon

Many Attend Services Held at Home Of Niece in New Berlin
Burial in Brick Schoolhouse Cemetery

New Lisbon, Jan. 16---Willis H. Estes, a former and well known resident of New Lisbon, died at the Parshall hospital in Oneonta Monday. He had been in failing health for some time and only a few days previous entered the hospital for treatment and possibly operations.
He was born at Burlington, February 15, 1859, son of Wilbur and Lydia (Cone) Estes. When a year old his parents came to Garrattsville in which vicinity he had always made his home, until the death of his wife, five years ago, when he broke up his home and went to live with his niece, Cora Bradley, at New Berlin.
Mr. Estes was a man of unusual quiet nature, kind and considerate to every one. His most joy and comfort was in his ideal home. The body was taken to the home of his niece in New Berlin, where the funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Rev. E. E. Hutchinson of Morris officiating. Burial was made beside his wife in the Brick Schoolhouse cemetery.
Surviving him are two sisters, Mrs. Albert Tyler and Miss Ella Estes of Garrattsville, one brother, Lewis Estes, of Mt. Vision; one nephew, and four nieces.
The bearers were John Mitchell, Eugene Bemis, William Backus and Warren Walker.
Relatives from away who attended the funeral were Charles Brooks, Earlville; Mrs. Harold Whittmore, son and daughter, Edmeston; Mrs. Harriet Brooks and daughter, Port Henry; Earl Shultz, Binghamton; Frank Mills, Burlington; Mrs. Minnie Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tyler and Herbert Tyler, Cooperstown; Charles Beavin, Oneonta; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Estes, Mt. Vision; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tyler, Ella Estes, Mr. and Mrs. John Bundy and daughter, Geraldine, and Mr. and Mrs. Merton Hull, Garrattsville.

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