Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nash, Harry Powers 1860-1936 Cooperstown Obituary

Nash, Harry Powers 1860-1936 Cooperstown Obituary

Harry Powers Nash, 75,
of Cooperstown, Passes

Cooperstown, April 12---Harry Powers Nash, 75, died at 4:30 this morning in the Bassett hospital, where he had been a patient for the last 11 weeks. Death was attributed to the general infirmities of age. He had been in declining health for a year.
The funeral will be held from the funeral chapel of Brown and Tillapaugh, Pioneer street, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Jackson L. Cole, rector of Christ Episcopal church, will officiate, and interment will be in the family plot in the Brick School cemetery in Garrattsville.
Mr. Nash was a son of the late George and Virtue (Wheeler) Nash, and was born in Covington, Ky., October 5, 1860. At the age of 12, his parents came to Garrattsville, where his young manhood was spent. He taught in the rural schools of that locality for several years, following which he took up hotel work. For several seasons he was a clerk in the fashionable Cooper House summer hotel in this village until that hostelry was destroyed by fire in 1891. In May, 1900, Mr. Nash became proprietor of Carr's hotel, well-known old tavern which stood on the present site of Cook's Auto and Supply store. He continued in this until May 1, 1905. Afterward, he engaged in the insurance business in Providence, R. I., and Albany, and his last business connection before coming to Cooperstown four years ago in October to make his home, was with the Pine brothers, makers of cough medicines, in Philadelphia.
He was married in January, 1880, to Miss Mary Edmunds of Garrattsville. The widow survives with one daughter, Mrs. Fred H. Knapp of Albany; and one sister, Mrs. Eunice Slater of Angelica.
He was a member at his death of the Mohican club of this village, and had a wide circle of friends who will experience a personal loss in his passing.

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