Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ormsby, Raymond A. 1869-1948 Sidney Obituary

Ormsby, Raymond A. 1869-1948 Sidney Obituary

Raymond Ormsby, Retired O. & W.
Conductor, Passes

Last Rites Will Be Held Friday
from Late Home in Sidney

SIDNEY (Special)---Raymond Anthony Ormsby, of 40 Pleasant street, retired O.&W. Conductor, passed away Tuesday morning after an illness of three years.
Mr. Ormsby was born in Plymouth, September 22, 1869, the son of the late Dr. Byron J. and Mary Anthony Ormsby. He attended the schools of Plymouth and Norwich. On July 29, 1907, he was united in marriage with Nettie Ross. She passed away April, 1936.
The departed was a member of the Methodist church of Sidney. For a period of over 50 years he served as conductor on the O.&W. Railroad and was a member of the Conductors' brotherhood for 50 years. He was a member of Norwich lodge, 1222, BPOE, and of the IOOF of Norwich.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Thomas M. Testa of Norwich and Mrs. Robert W. ReQua of Alturas, California, and one son, James B. Ormsby of Rochester; one sister, Margaret Ormsby of Norwich and one granddaughter, Miss Katherine Testa of Trenton, N. N.
The Elks will hold its ritual at the late home of their departed brother at 8:45 Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 from the late home, Rev. Robert Kellerman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Home Cemetery at Norwich.

Members of Norwich lodge of Elks will go directly from services at the George J. Devine Funeral Home for the late Robert McGarity to Sidney to conduct services for the late Raymond Ormsby at the resident, 40 Pleasant street, Wednesday night at 8:45.

 Addendum:  Below is the link to his Find A Grave Memorial where you can find links to his parents and some siblings.  I have photos of their markers to add.  Mary Boice Gale, the creator of this collection, worked as a nurse caring for Raymond Ormsby and his wife Nettie over a period of years.  We have many family photos taken at his home in Sidney, NY.  

His father, Dr. Byron Ormsby, was a physician and surgeon in Norwich for many years.  He and his family are all buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Norwich, NY.

On the 1940 census, Raymond was still working for the railroad which is pretty remarkable. 

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