Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sargent, William wed to Harriet Geraldine Brown 1930s Morris

Sargent, William wed to Harriet Geraldine Brown 1930s Morris

Miss Harriet Brown Bride
of William Sargent, Morris

Young Oneonta Woman Married in Quiet Ceremony

Morris, Nov. 11---Willam Marvin Sargent, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sargent, of Morris township, and Miss Harriet Geraldene Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, of Oneonta, were united in marriage by Rev. F. G. Leonard at the Universalist parsonage in Morris Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
The couple was attended by Gordon W. Cooke and Mrs. Marion Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Sargent will reside with the groom's parents above town for the present, where the best wishes of their many friends will attend them.

"Marvin William Sargent, aged 44, of Delanson, died November 7 in Buffalo. He was born September 10, 1915, in Morris, the son of Harold and Eleanor (Allen) Sargent. He married Harriet Brown on November 9, 1934, in Morris. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Douglas, Ronald, Marvin and Larry, all of Delanson; two daughters, Olive and Billie of Delanson; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank Cobb of Morris, and his mother of Morris. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Sloan's Funeral Home in Morris, and burial was in Hillington Cemetery in Morris." ["The Otsego Farmer & Republican" (Cooperstown, NY), Thurs., Nov. 12, 1959, Page Two]

So far, I can't find this couple on any census. They lived next to my family on East Street, in Edmeston, NY for awhile. Their children were Douglas, Ronald, Olive, Marvin, Larry, and Billie (a girl).
Olive and I were best friends and we wrote to each other a few years after they moved elsewhere. Delanson, NY was one of the last places they lived.
The kids and I spent many summer days playing and swimming in Wharton Creek and evenings playing hide and seek and softball.
Doug had an old navy raft that we hauled up the creek and floated downstream on many a time. Unfortunately, it washed away with high water.
Douglas would have been born around 1932 or so. The rest were born around 1938 or after.
Their father, William,  died in his 40s of a heart attack. My mother and I attended the funeral at Morris, NY.  He and Geraldine are buried at Hillington Cemetery in Morris, Otsego Co., NY.  Geraldine died in 2006.  I have a photo of their headstone when I locate it.

William and Geraldine Sargent Find A Grave Memorial 

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