Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thayer, Harriett 1839-1931 Cooperstown Obituary

Thayer, Harriett 1839-1931 Cooperstown Obituary

Cooperstown Woman Dies
After Lingering Illness

Oldest Resident of Village Passes Away
After Twenty-Five Months' Illness
in M. I. Bassett Hospital

Cooperstown, May 20---Mrs. Harriett Thayer, 92 years old, widow of the late Caleb B. Thayer, passed away at 11 o'clock Tuesday night in the Mary Imogene Bassett hospital where she had been a patient since April, 1929. Death was due to the infirmities of age.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Thayer home, 3 Leatherstocking street. The Rev. Chellis E. Nichols of Herkimer, a former pastor of the First Baptist church in this village, will officiate, and interment will be made in the family plot in Lakewood cemetery.
Mrs. Thayer was born in Cooperstown, January 12, 1839, and had always resided in or near the village, being, at her death, the oldest resident of Cooperstown. October 5, 1856, she was united in marriage to Caleb B. Thayer, whose death occurred 27 years ago. Two years after her husband's death Mrs. Thayer left their farm, known as the Bates farm, in the town of Middlefield, and came to Cooperstown to make her home with the family of her son, Paul M. Thayer, where she remained until feeble health necessitated her entrance to the Bassett hospital.
Surviving relatives include two sons and three daughters; Franklyn D. Thayer of Index, Mrs. Richard Tarpenning of Bowerstown, Mrs. George M. Root, Miss Grace B. Thayer and Paul M. Thayer, all of this village. Also 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren survive.
Mrs. Thayer was a devoted member of the First Baptist church, in the activities of which she was extensively engaged as long as her health permitted.

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