Bennington, Hobart E. 1884-1934 South Hartwick Obituary
Hobart E. Bennington
Hobart E. Bennington, 50 years old of South Hartwick, passed away on Monday afternoon at the Fox Memorial hospital suffering from peritonitis.
Mr. Bennington was born in New Lisbon, December 23, 1884, the oldest son of Edwin and Rose (Mauyer) Bennington. He was married to Florence Colburn, December 20, 1911. Mrs. Bennington survives as do two children, Arthur and Marion, who reside at home, his mother, Mrs. Rose Bennington, who lives at Garrattsville, and four brothers, Robert of Edmeston, William of Garrattsville, Fred of Scotia and Sumner of Norwich.
Mr. Bennington was a highly respected farmer of South Hartwick, where he had lived for 20 years. He was also a member of the Mt. Vision Baptist church and took an active part in all church and Sunday school work. He was one of the deacons of the church, of which he was a member and was superintendent of the Sunday school for several years. He was also district superintendent of the Sunday School association of the Otego Valley for several years.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Vision Baptist Church Wednesday and burial made at Morris.
Bennington Funeral Rites
Are Held at Mt. Vision
Hartwick, July 21---The funeral of Hobart E. Bennington was held in the Mt. Vision Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. His pastor, Rev. Clyde J. Hulburt, conducted the service, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. George F. Adams of the Hartwick Baptist church. Mrs. George Feldmal and Erwin McIntyre sang “When I Get to the End of the Day.” Many floral tributes showed the high esteem in which Mr. Bennington was held.
Flowers were sent by the Mt. Vision Baptist church, Garrattsville Methodist Episcopal church, Otego Valley Sunday School association, Otego Valley Grange, the class of 1931 of Hartwick High school, of which his son was a member, Hartwick college, neighbors, friends and the family.
The bearers were Adrian Mather, Gilbert Marlette, Erwin McIntyre, Carl Cleveland, Glenn Tilley and Frank Miller. Burial was made in the Morris cemetery.
Friends attending the funeral from away were from Scotia, Norwich, Edmeston, Garrattsville, Burlington, Morris, Oneonta, Schenectady, Milford, Hartwick and Laurens.