Wednesday, May 30, 2012

1911 New Lisbon Farm Telephone Co. Directory, NY

Page one,  Ackerman to Aikins

Pages 2 and 3,  Aldrich to Card
Pages 4 and 5,  Card to Doolittle

Pages 6 and 7,  Dye to Harrington

Pages 8 and 9,  Harrington to Mather

Pages 10 and 11,  Mather to Potter
Pages 12 and 13,  Pope to Talbot

Pages 14 and 15,  Talbot to Young

Monday, May 28, 2012

Adams, Iva 1864-1932 Hartwick Obituary

Adams, Iva 1864-1932 Hartwick Obituary
Mrs. Charles Adams of Hartwick Passes Away

Cooperstown, March 4 --- Mrs. Iva Adams, 68, wife of Charles Adams of the town of Hartwick, died last night at the Fox hospital in Oneonta, as the result of an injury, which she sustained in her home about a month ago.
Funeral services will be held from the Cooperstown funeral parlors of Brown and Tillapaugh at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Rev. George Roberts of Hartwick will officiate and interment will be in the Presbyterian cemetery in Fly Creek.
Mrs. Adams was before her marriage Iva Davidson, the daughter of Richard and Susan Griffin Davidson. She was born in the town of Hartwick. The deceased was twice married, her first husband being Charles A. Johnson, whose death occurred about 12 years ago. Her second husband, Mr. Adams, and several nieces, survive.

Augur, George Milton wed to Grace M. Talbut 1916 at Hartwick, NY

Augur, George Milton wed to  Grace M. Talbut 1916

Grace M. Talbut to George Milton Augur 1916


One of the prettiest social events of the season occurred at Hartwick, Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, at the Christian church when Miss Grace M. Talbut, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance C. Talbut of New Lisbon, was united in marriage to George Milton Augur of Hartwick. Bronner's orchestra of Cooperstown, concealed behind a screen of locust boughs, playing the wedding march. The bridal procession was led by Ebenezer C. Talbut of Leonardsville and W. Clyde Carr of Hartwick, brothers-in-law of the bride, the Rev. and Mrs. Albert Louckes, and Drs. Blaine I. And Benjamin H. Talbut of Hartwick, brothers of the bride, followed by the bride and groom. They took their places under an arch of evergreen from which was suspended a mammouth wedding bell of green. The entire decorations were ferns, evergreens and cut flowers of yellow and white. The full ring service was used.
The bride was handsomely gowned in ivory colored satin trimmed with Venetian lace and with a train and veil. The dress was designed and made by the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Mack, now in her eighty-third year. The groom is supervisor of the town of Hartwick and is very well known throughout the entire county. His friends are legion and are as extensive as his acquaintances. He has won as his bride a young lady of most enviable characteristics. She is a graduate of the Cooperstown High school and Training Class and has sucessfully taught for several years in the southern states and on the Isthmus of Panama. Through her kindly and thoughtful disposition she possesses a host of friends who will join in congratulations and good wishes. The marriage was probably the most largely attended function of its kind held in Harwick in recent years.
Following the service at the church a reception was given at the home of Drs. B. I. And B. H. Talbut on South street. The color scheme used in decorating was yellow and white, that at the church being green and white. A delicious three course dinner was served by the following young ladies: Misses Lena Parker, Ruth Hinderlang, Katherine McFarland, Charlotte Hall, Alida Phillips, Myrl Ward, Lillian Curry, Elizabeth Ellsworth. At the bride's table were seated Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Talbut, the Rev. and Mrs. Louckes and the bride and groom. Mrs. P. C. Smith of Mt. Vision acted as caterer.

Augur, Grace Talbut 1883-1972 Hartwick Obituary

Augur, Grace Talbut 1883-1972 Hartwick Obituary

Mrs. Grace M. Augur

HARTWICK---Funeral services for Mrs. Grace M. Augur, 88, of Hartwick, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 20, at the Hartwick Christian Church, with the Rev. Gerald Holmes, pastor officiating.
Burial will be in Hartwick Cemetery.
Mrs. Augur died Monday, January 17, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, where she had been admitted earlier in the day.
She was born August 20, 1883 in the Town of New Lisbon, a daughter of Dorrence and Mary (Mack) Talbut. She was married to George Milton Augur of Hartwick.
Mrs. Augur attended the former Oneonta Normal School after which she taught in the grade schools in Puerto Rico and in the Texas School and the Lena School in the Town of New Lisbon.
She was a long time resident of Hartwick; a member of the Hartwick Christian Church; the WCTU and the Garden Club of Leonardsville.
Surviving are a brother, Dr. Benjamin Talbut of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two nephews, Richard Talbut, Leonardsville, and Dr. Dorrence Talbut, Toledo, Ohio; a niece, Miss Mary Talbut, Larkspur, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Talbut, Toledo, and Mrs. Rosa Talbut, Ft. Lauderdale.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at the Patterson Funeral Home, Hartwick.
The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Badger, Ada E. 1889-1946 Obituary

Badger, Ada E. 1889-1946 Obituary

Mrs. Ada Badger, Ill Weeks, Dies

Otego---Mrs. Ada Badger, Brooklyn, died Saturday at Fox hospital where she had been a patient for several weeks.
Funeral services will be held in Episcopal church, Guilford, today at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Gilbertsville.
She was born in Gilbertsville, March, 1899, daughter of Sprague and Christie (Fawcett) Badger. Her early years were spent in Gilbertsville and Guilford. For the past 16 years she had acted as housekeeper to Dr. and Mrs. John Evans, Brooklyn, during which time she visited her aunt, Mrs. Thomas Porter, Otego, while on vacation.
Because of failing health, she was given an extended leave of absence in July and stayed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Shaw, Otego, until early fall when she went to Sidney to be with her cousin, Miss Nina Palmer. There she was cared for until admitted to Fox hospital.
Surviving are Mrs. Thomas Porter, Mount Upton, cousins; a half -brother, Raymond Badger, Mendon, Ohio; a half-sister, Mrs. Maurice Joslyn, and an uncle, A. D. Fawcett, Winchester, Can.

Ada E. Badger's Funeral Today

Sidney---The funeral of Mrs. Ada E. Badger, 57, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Christ Episcopal Church, Guilford, with the Rev. Phillip Pearson officating. Burial was in the Gilbertsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Badger died at the Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, Saturday morning after being confined there for 17 days. She was born March 6, 1889, at Gilbertsville, the daughter of Sprague and Christianna (Fawcett) Badger. Her home was in Brooklyn, but she had been a frequent visitor in Sidney.
She is survived by a brother, Raymond Badger of Mendon, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Maurice Joslyn of Whitesboro, a cousin, Miss Nina Palmer of Sidney; an aunt, Mrs. Thomas Porter of Otego; other cousins and two nephews.

Badger, Addie E. Burlingame 1868-1944 Gilbertsville, NY Obituary

Badger, Addie E. Burlingame 1868-1944 Gilbertsville, NY

Childhood photo of Addie
Badger, Addie E. Burlingame 1868-1944 Gilbertsville, NY

Mrs. Addie Badger,
Gilbertsville, Dies

Gilbertsville---Mrs. Addie Badger, widow of Sprague Badger, died Saturday night after several weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 at Moors funeral parlors with Rev. Frederick Evenson, Episcopal rector, officiating in the absence of a Presbyterain minister. Interment will be in Brookside cemetery.
Mrs. Badger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Burlingame, had spent all her life in this vicinity. After the death of Mr. Badger, she sold their home and moved to the village where she and her daughter Helen lived. After the latter married Maurice Joslin and moved to Utica, Mrs. Badger moved to Mt. Vision to live with her brother, Lee Burlingame.
Surviving beside the brother and daughter are a grandson, Larry Joslin, Utica, a step-daughter, Ada, and a step-son, Raymond.
A member of the Presbyterian church and of the WRC, she was known and loved by many for her cheerful disposition.

Addendum: Addie was born 1868 to Otis and Helen (Miner) Burlingame and died February 5, 1944. She married Sprague Badger in 1900. Her husband was married three times. Her step-daughter Ada was the daughter of his first wife Christina and her step-son Raymond was the son of his second wife, Ida Bell Herrick Badger.
There are Find A Grave memorials for several of these people at Brookside Cemetery, Otsego County, Gilbertsville, NY. 

Photo of Addie's husband Sprague Badger

Another photo of Sprague Badger

Baker, Julia Brimmer Funeral -1932

Baker, Julia Brimmer Funeral -1932

New Lisbon

New Lisbon, March 21---Funeral services for Mrs. Julia (Brimmer) Baker were held at the Presbysterian church at Garrattsville, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Clyde J. Hurlbutt of Mt. Vision, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Calhoun, officiated. Friends from out of town who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Aspinwall, of Westford: Mrs. Mary Gardner, Courtney and Arthur Hoose of Mt. Vision.
The bearers were Leonard Hammond, William Blanchard, Courtney Hoose and Arthur Hoose. Interment was made in Welcome cemetery.

Bennett, Henry L, 1904-1970 Cooperstown, NY Obituary

Bennett, Henry L, 1904-1970 Cooperstown, NY

Henry L. Bennett

COOPERSTOWN---Henry L. Bennett, 66, of Cooperstown RD3 (Beaver Meadow Road) a life long resident of the area, died Monday evening August 3, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, following a coronary attack suffered earlier in the evening while attending the Otsego County Fair at Morris.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 6, at the Ingalls Funeral Home, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Harold J. Saxton, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Cooperstown, officiating.
Burial will be in Hartwick Cemetery.
He was born May 28, 1904 in the Town of Burlington, a son of Edwin and Mina (Talbut) Bennett. He married Ellalea Shepard in 1924. He married Rose Shepard on June 12, 1970 at Morris.
He was a retired appliance service man for the Sears Roebuck company and Grants in Oneonta.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Edwin, Cooperstown; and two grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Sidney (Harriet) Coman, New Hartford, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at their convenience after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Bennett, Pearl Philhour 1876-1970 Roxbury, NY

Bennett, Pearl Philhour 1876-1970 Roxbury, NY

Mrs. Pearl Bennett

ROXBURY---Mrs. Pearl Bennett, 94, died August 3 at Delhi Infirmary after a long illness.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury, with the Rev. William O. Homer, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Delhi, officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Prattsville.
Mrs. Bennett was born July 26, 1876, in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Andrew J. and Mary (Rapp) Philhour. She was married to Benjamin Bennett Feb. 15, 1893 at Lamarr, Mo. He died in 1952.
She was a resident of Bloomville from 1920 to 1942, and of Roxbury for 25 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Florence E. Bennett, Stamford; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mildred L. Bouton, Stamford; three grandsons, Howard Slater, Melrose, L.I.; Truman Slater, Ft. Plain; Charles Slater, Pine Hill; four great grandchildren; two great great granddaughters; a step sister, Mrs. Nona Bohos, New York City and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience. The family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Bennington, Dan married Jennie Babcock 1935

Bennington, Dan married Jennie Babcock 1935


Mrs. Jennie Babcock of Pittsfield and Dan Bennington of this place were untied in marriage at New Berlin Thursday, June 13. They will reside at the groom's farm near this village.--Garrattsville Correspondent.

Bennington, Miss Mary 1863-1934 Garrattsville Obituary

Bennington, Miss Mary 1863-1934 Garrattsville Obituary


Miss Mary Bennington whose death occurred at the home of Dr. Bishop on December 10th was perhaps as well known and loved as any resident of Garrattsville. She was one of ten children born to Robert and Eliza Kenyon Bennington and had she lived until Janurary would have been 72 years old.
Her girlhood was spent on the homestead farm about three miles northwest of Garrattsville.
For several years she taught the Gross Hill school adjacent to her home and is remembered as a most excellent and capable teacher.
After the death of her parents she removed to Garrattsville, where she has since resided.
In her early youth she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Garrattsville and for over 60 years has been a most faithful and active member, being a member of the choir since her girlhood.
She was interested in all laudable community activities and has spent much time ministering to the sick and afflicted.
Of her immediate family only two members survive, a brother, John of Batavia and a sister Mrs. Phoebe Vrenne of Edmeston.
The funeral held in the church was largely attended. Five nephews, Hobart Bennington of South Hartwick, Fred Bennington of Scotia, Sumner Bennington of Norwich and Robert Bennnington and William Bennington of Edmeston and a nephew by marriage, Raymond Putnam of Batavia acted as bearers.
Among the relatives from out of town were John Bennington of Batavia and his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Putnam, and Mrs. Carrie Benjamin of Morris.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Explore NY Cemeteries with me and Honor Veterans.

 Above is the link to another blog I started this week called Exploring NY Cemeteries.  To start with I'm highlighting veterans for Memorial Day.  Two are at the Butternut Valley Cemetery.  There also are some from Hillington Cemetery at Morris as well as several other local cemeteries.   Thank you for following my Butternut Valley blog.
I feel good about the Find A Grave memorials I've created and added to, but wanted to use more of my photos in a different way as well.  Enjoy exploring cemeteries with me.  Let me know what you think of it.  Suggestions are welcome. I wish you a very nice Memorial Day weekend.  Donna

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boice, Rosa Lee Harden 1925-1948 New Berlin Obituary

Boice, Rosa Lee Harden Funeral 1948


Miss Mary Boice has returned from New Berlin where she attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Zeland Boice and her infant son,

Funeral services for the mother and child were held Sunday at the Garrattsvile Methodist Church with burial in Hillington Cemetery at Morris.
Mrs. Boice is survived by her husband, two sons and a daughter. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kirby and a sister, Mrs. Allaby, arrived from their home in New Hope, Ala., for the services. They visited in Sidney on Wednesday on their way back south. Another sister and two brothers of Alabama also survive.

PS: Rosa Lee (or may be Rosie Lee) was the wife of Zeland Peter Boice and the mother of Zeland Samuel Boice and William Frank Boice which are the next 3 Obituaries listed under Boice.
Her other children were Verna Mae (Candee) Boice Hasbrouck and Jay Arthur Boice.  She died with Jay Arthur's birth and he didn't survive either.  Candee has lived in Morris for many years.

More of this family history is available on with photos. She was the daughter of Wiley and Mary Lou (May) Harden.  Her mother remarried to Luther Kirby.  Her sister's name was Illa B. Poque, not Allaby as listed in the obituary above.  There is also a Find a Grave Memorial for her. She is buried at Hillington Cemetery, Otsego County, NY.   She was my aunt.  Donna Boice Davenport.

Boice, William F. "Bill" 1944-2009 Delhi Obituary

Boice, William Frank  1944-2009  Delhi Obituary

 William F. "Bill" Boice     DELHI _ William F. "Bill" Boice, 65, of Delhi, passed on, Friday, May 1, 2009, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
The son of the late Zeland P. and Rosie Lee (Harden) Boice, he was born April 8, 1944, in New Berlin, received his education at Morris Central School, and enlisted in the Navy (1962 to 1966).
A 40-year Delhi resident, Bill was a heavy equipment operator with the Delaware County Highway Department for 35 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, attending auctions and bingo.
Surviving are his wife, Darlene (Bouton) Boice; two sons, Michael J. (Michele) and Mark A. (Jolene) Boice; stepdaughter, Betty Jean Nixdorf; eight grandchildren; sister, Candee Hasbrouck; brother, Zeland S. Boice; five brothers-in-law, Richard (Beverly), Ronald and Allan (Rosemary) Alwine, Arthur (Chris) and Lloyd (Sabrina) Bouton; father-in-law, Charles (Marian) Calhoun; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to call at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, where services will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Bert More officiating. Burial will be later in Woodland Cemetery.
Contributions to Delhi EMS appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Robert A. Peet.

Boice, Zeland Peter 1915-1974 WWII Veteran

Boice, Zeland Peter 1915-1974

Zeland Boice

NEW BERLIN---Zeland P. Boice, 59, of the Town of Pittsfield, died Thursday, September 26, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, after a short illness.
He was born June 1, 1915, in the Town of New Lisbon, a son of Frank and Leona (Brooks) Boice. In October 1941, he married Rosie Harden. Mrs. Boice died June 25, 1947.
Mr. Boice was a dairy farmer all of his life, and was a World War 2 veteran.
He is survived by two sons, William F. Boice, Delhi, and Zeland S. Boice, New Berlin RD; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Candee) Hasbrouck, West Coxsackie; five grandchildren; two brothers, Hiram Boice, Bainbridge and Arthur J. Boice, New Berlin, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Gale, East Guilford.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 28, at the Dakin funeral Home, New Berlin, with the Rev. Dwight Kenyon, pastor of the Berean Baptist Church, New Berlin, officiating.
Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday.

Boice, Zeland S. 1945-2010 Vietnam Vet Obituary

Flower  bouquet  to  "Brother"  from  his  sister  Candee

Zeland S. Boice


Zeland S. Boice August 28, 2010 Zeland S. Boice, 65, of Syracuse, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday in Syracuse. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010, 11 a.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home, LP in New Berlin, NY.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on September 1, 2010

Briggs, Lewis C. 1846-1928 Civil War Vet Obituary

Briggs, Lewis C. 1846-1928

Funeral of Lewis C. Briggs
of New Lisbon Sunday Afternoon.

Hartwick, Dec. 17---Lewis C. Briggs, native and life long resident of New Lisbon, a member of Company H of the 152nd New York Regiment in the Civil war, died this afternoon at his home in the town of New Lisbon, near Mt. Vision, aged 79 years. The deceased had been in poor health for two or three years but succumbed to an attack of broncho-pneumonia at the last. He suffered a shock last July, from which he had never recovered. The funeral services will be held from his late residence on Sunday at 1:30 o'clock and will be private. Rev. George Adams, pastor of the Baptist church at Mt. Vision, will conduct the services.
Mr. Briggs was a son of the late Michael and Sophronia (Madison) Briggs and was born in New Lisbon, April 21, 1846. He married Mary Josephine Ballard, also of New Berlin, and she, with ten children, Mrs. James Balcom of Hartwick, Mrs. Louis Knoch, Mrs. Andy Hall and Mrs. Andrew Telfer of Hartwick, Mrs. Carl Smith of Middlefield, Lewis T. Briggs of Hartwick, Leon Briggs of Detroit, Mich., James Briggs of Rochester and Miss Elizabeth and Earl Briggs, both residing at home, survive him.
The two children last named, who have remained at home and cared for the aged parents, have been kind and devoted to them and merit the approbation of all. Mr. Briggs was a respected citizen always and many will have a kind word to say about him. He leaves also about 20 grandchildren one of whom is Terry B. Luce of this village.

Brimmer, Allen Gardner 1884-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Brimmer, Allen Gardner 1884-1932 and Funeral

Pneumonia Claims Second Victim at
New Lisbon

New Lisbon, March 17---Death from pneumonia claimed its second victim in the same home within less than three days, when Allen G. Brimmer passed away at his home here at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 48.
Allen Gardner Brimmer was born on the Gardner homestead but at a short distance from his own home, the oldest son of Albert and Julia Gardner Brimmer. He was widely known and highly esteemed as strictly honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men. His early demise causes profound regret to all.
He leaves his wife, formerly Lula Rouse; one son Jesse, and a brother, LaSelle Brimmer; several cousins. His mother died Sunday. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 o'clock at the late residence. Rev. Clyde J. Hurlbutt, pastor of the Mr. Vision Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Vision.

Many friends and relatives attended the funeral of Allen G. Brimmer, held at his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Clyde J. Hurlbutt of Mr. Vision officiated. There was a beautiful display of flowers given by family and friends and a piece from the Morris High school, of which his son, Jesse, attends.
Friends from out of town who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Rouse, George Rouse, Mr. Alpha Rouse and Mr. and Mrs. Hervy Wright of West Oneonta.

Only partial listing available of Friends.

Find a Grave memorial for Allen Gardner Brimmer 

Bundy, C. Lynn wed to Sadie Woolley 1903

Bundy, C. Lynn to Woolley, Sadie Aug. 19, 1903

Mr. Thomas Tand Dr. Charlotte Woolley
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Mr. C. Lynn Bundy

on the evening of Wednesday, the nineteenth of August
One thousand nine hundred and three
at eight thirty o'clock

Six seventy-six Prospect Place
Brooklyn, New York

Addendum: C. Lynn Bundy was born Aug. 23, 1875 to Stephen W. Bundy and Elizabeth Leona Jackson at New Lisbon, Otsego County, NY. He later was manager of the Maritime Exchange, Port of New York. Sadie Woolley was the daughter of Thomas F. Woolley and Dr. Charlotte Woolley. They resided at 672 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY
    C. Lynn Bundy and Sadie had 2 children: Lynnette Augusta born Dec. 31, 1918 and Clifford Harned Bundy born Sept 29, 1913. Both were born in Brooklyn.

Information from the Mary Boice Gale genealogy collection.

Card, Edna Saunders Card 1899-1962 Garrattsville Obituary

Card, Edna Saunders Card 1899-1962 Garrattsville, NY

Mrs. Edna Card

Garrattsville---Mrs. Edna Miller Card, 63, died January 11 at Fox Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Houck-Johnston Funeral Home, Edmeston.
The Rev. Wilfred Lyon, pastor of the Garrattsville Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Butternut Valley Cemetery, Garrattsville.
Mrs. Card was born March 4, 1899, in Unadilla, the daughter of Charles and Nettie (Wright) Saunders.
She married Theron Miller. He died in 1925. She married W. Ray Card on Oct. 4, 1932.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Clyde Miller, Garrattsville; two stepsons, Roland Card, Oneonta; Harold Card, Burbank; four brothers; Archie, Gilbertsville; Lloyd, Morris; Orla, Morris; Glenn, Garrattsville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Notices

CARD—Mrs. Edna Miller, 63 of Garrattsville, Jan. 11 in fox Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 in Houck-Johnston Funeral Home Edmeston. Burial in Butternut Valley Cemetery, Butternuts.

Addendum: I transcribed the newspaper clipping as written. Some spellings are incorrect and that would be Garrattsville, not Butternuts in the Funeral Notice.
There is a Find A Grave memorial at Butternut Valley Cemetery, Otsego County as well as for her husband and many others with the name of Card.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cook, Elsie L. Ball 1895-1975 Morris, NY Obituary

Cook, Elsie L. Ball 1895-1975 Morris, NY

Mrs. Elsie Cook

MORRIS---Mrs. Elsie L. Cook, 80, of 16 South Broad Street, Morris, a native of the the Town of New Lisbon, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 4, after being stricken at her home.
She was born March 20, 1895 in the Town of New Lisbon, Otsego County, a daughter of Charles and Ida (Collar) Ball. She was married to Harry Cook who died several years ago.
She had spent most of her adult life in the Morris area and had been a resident of the Village of Morris for almost 40 years. She had formerly worked in several Morris homes.
She was a long-time member of Zion Episcopal Church, Morris.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ceylon (Grace) Toombs, Laurens, and Mrs. Thomas (Bernice) Livingston, Glens Falls, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta with the Rev. William J. Mathers, rector of Zion Episcopal Church, Morris, officiating.
Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Friends may call at their convenience after 7 p.m., Thursday, all day Friday and until service time Saturday.
The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday.

Cooke, Joseph C. married Laura I. Putnam 1935 Cooperstown

Cooke, Joseph C. married Laura I. Putnam 1935 Cooperstown

Miss Laura Putnam Bride

Cooperstown, June 28—Miss Laura I. Putnam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Putnam, and Joseph C. Cooke, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Cooke, both of this village, were united in marriage quietly this morning, Justice of the Peace Russel Warren performing the ceremony. The couple were attended by Miss Gertrude Spurbeck of Fly Creek and LeRoy F. Smith of Cooperstown.
Both young people are life-long and favorably known residents of this village. The bride graduated from the local High school in 1921, and the groom with the class of 1922. Mr. Cooke was for a considerable time engaged as a news reporter with the Utica Daily Press, and more recently has been associated as has Mrs. Cooke on the clerical staff of the Fenimore hotel. A wide circle of friends will join in congratulations.

Corbin, F. Taintor 1885-1957 Lake Ludlow Club Pioneer

Corbin, F. Taintor 1885-1957 Lake Ludlow Club Pioneer


F. Taintor Corbin, 72, dies in Binghamton,
funeral held

F. Taintor Corbin, 72, of Oxford died in Binghamton on Thursday, November 21. He was born in McDonough on January 15, 1885, the son of Frank T. and Sarah Brewster Corbin.
F. Taintor Corbin was a graduate of Oxford Academy and attended Rutgers Preparatory School and Rutgers College at new Brunswick, N.J. Where he was a member of the Lelta phi Fraternity.
On August 7, 1914 he was married to Josephine R. Roesch, who survives him.
Mr. Corbin was a retired post office employee. He first entered the postal service as a rural mail carrier in Norwich in August of 1917. In 1918 he transferred to Oxford as a rural mail carrier. In 1933 he was appointed clerk here and served the local post office until his retirement in 1949.
He was a pioneer in the formation of the Lake Ludlow Club, a past president of that organization and vice president at the time of his death.
He joined the Oxford Rotary Club in 1937 and maintained continuous membership in the club until January of this year.
Surviving are his wife Mrs. Josephine Corbin; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Parciany of Guilford; two sisters, Mrs. Roy C. Burr and Mrs. Ernest H. Rapalje; a brother, Eliot Corbin, all of Oxford and two grandchildren, Sally and Peter Parciany of Guilford.
Funeral services were held from the Seymour Funeral Home on Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. George Dutton officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

Coy, Claude M. 1874-1932 Edmeston Obituary

Coy, Claude M. 1874-1932 Edmeston Obituary

Claude M. Coy Passes Away at Edmeston Home

Edmeston, March 10---Claude M. Coy, 57, passed away at his home on South street at about 6 o'clock this morning. Death was caused by Bright's disease.
Born, April 7, 1874, at Garrattsville, the son of Jane Redd and Eli Coy, for many years he followed the trade of carpenter and contractor.
The deceased was greatly interested in Masonic work and well known throughout the Otsego-Schoharie district. He was a past master of Farmer's lodge, F. and A. M., No. 553, and served several terms as patron of the Edmeston chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, No. 391. He was a past grand officer of the chapter, being at one time an assistant grand lecturer of the Otsego-Schoharie district. He was also a member of Hillington chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Norwich commandery, Knights Templar, and Ziyara temple, Ancient Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
Surviving are his wife Edna, and a brother, Emmett Coy. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Farmer's lodge, F. and A. M.

Craig, Evalyn P. 1882-1931 Edmeston Obituary

Craig, Evalyn P. 1882-1931 Edmeston Obituary

Mrs. Evalyn P. Craig, Former Oneonta Resident Dies

Mrs. Evalyn P. Craig, 48 years old, wife of James Herbert Craig, of Edmeston, and formerly a resident of this city, died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at the Mary Imogene Bassett hospital in Cooperstown. The deceased had suffered from ill health for the past year and had been confined to the hospital for the past four months.
The funeral will be held from the Bookhout funeral home in this city on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Robert E. Gibbey, pastor at Ouaquaga, will officiate. Burial will take place in the family plot of Glenwood cemetery in this city.

Mrs. Evalyn P. Craig

Funeral services for Mrs. Evalyn P. Craig of Edmeston and formerly a resident of this city, whose death was briefly noted in Saturday's Star, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bookhout funeral home. Rev. R. E. Gibby, pastor of the Methodist church at Ouaquaga, officiating. The body was placed in the vault of the Glenwood cemetery and burial will take place in the spring.
The bearers were. F. B. Pratt, L. J. Barnes, Harry Hoffman and E. L. Doyle.
Many floral tributes were received from friends and relatives in Norwich, Edmeston, and Elko, Nev., attesting the high esteem in which Mrs. Craig was held.
Mrs. Craig was born at Deposit, May 12, 1882, the daughter of Mark H. and Frances E. Washburn. In 1910 she was untied in marriage to Mr. Craig at Scranton, Pa.
Suriviving besides her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Warner of Elko, Nev., Mrs. W. A. Hilton of Loveland, Col., and Mrs. G. F. Harle of Vernon, besides several nieces and nephews.
Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Frank Craig of Johnson City, Winifred Craig and Francis Washburn of Binghamton.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Morris Central Rural School Honor Roll 1931

Morris  Central  Rural  School  Honor  Roll   1931

    Morris,  Feb. 3.----Following will be found the honor roll for the second quarter of the school year, high honor being accorded students having an average of 90 per cent or higher with no marks lower than 75;  honors indicate an average of 85 to 90 percent with no marks below 75:
High  School:  High Honors---Geneva Brimmer 96,  Alfaretta Card  92,  Theda Foote  92,  Ada Harris  90,
Donald Preston  90,  Carolyn Crandall  90.  Honors--Emma Cobb  89,  Beatrice Tripp  85,  John Fredrickson  88,  Harriet George 86,  Dorothy Preston  87,  Joseph Naghski  88,  Kathryn Lull  86,  Gladys
Gardner  87,  Robert Faber  87.

Grade 8:  High Honors---Myrtle Webster  95,  Pauline Mumbulo  92,  Leonard Erickson  90.  Honors--Mildred Richards  89,  Mary Turner  86,  Russell Bowers  85,  Francis Elliott 85,  Viola Sherman  85.

Grade 7:  High Honors---Dorothy Carsten  91.  Honors--Bernice Brown  89,  Clarence Stafford  87.

Grade 6:  High Honors--Bitten Smith  94,  Kenneth Bailey  91,  Bernard Barton  91.  Honors--Clara Southwick  89,  Victor Gerosaletti  88,  Anice Johnson  86,  Harland Thompson  86,  Florence Prindle  85.

Grade 4:  High Honors---Beatrice Gage  93.  Honors--Burnett Tremlett  88,  June Dixson  87,  Robert Campfield  86,  Harold Crumb  85.

Grad 3:  Honors--Esther Skjoldal  89,  Bessie Sargent  85.

Doolittle, Charles G. 1874-1935 New Berlin Obituary

Doolittle, Charles G. 1874-1935 New Berlin Obituary


Charles G. Doolittle, a former resident of Edmeston, died suddenly at Greene, N. Y., Monday, February 4, 1935.
Mr. Doolittle was born September 7, 1874, at the Doolittle homestead on the New Berlin road, the son of Charles and Mary Goodrich Doolittle. He attended school at Edmeston and the Albany Businees College. During the Spanish-American war he was a member of Company F, 3rd Indiana Volunteers and spent the summer at military camps at Tampa and Fernandina, Florida.
On June 2, 1902, he was married to Jessie M. Thayer of Pittsfield who died August 1, 1932.
Surviving are a son, Robert Doolittle of Poughkeepsie and two sisters, Mrs. R. E. VanCise of Sidney and Mrs. Charles Telford of Edmeston.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, from St. Andrews Church in New Berlin of which he was a member. Interment was made in New Berlin.

Douglas, Owen and Helen, 50th Wedding Anniversary 1974

Drexler, Grace S. 1898-1975 Otego, NY Obituary

Drexler, Grace S. 1898-1975 Otego, NY Obituary

Grace S. Drexler

OTEGO---Mrs. Grace S. Drexler, 77 of 71 Main St., Otego, died at her home on Wednesday, October 15, 1975.
She was born July 5, 1898, in Cortland, a daughter of John R. and Jane S. (Weyant) Stilson. She was married to Henry J. Drexler in Cortland. He died previously.
Mrs. Drexler moved to Otego in 1946 to live with Miss Jennie C. Stilson.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Otego and of the American Legion Auxilary.
Surviving are two sons, Henry P. Drexler, Smyrna, and Charles E. Drexler, Middlebury, Vt., and six grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at her home with the Rev. Paul Tull, officiating.
Burial was in Cortland Rural Cemetery at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the F. J. Terhune Funeral Home, Bainbridge.

Elliott, George 1873-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Elliott, George 1873-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

George Elliott Succumbs Suddenly at Garrattsville

New Lisbon, April 27---George Elliott, one of the best known and highly esteemed residents of this vicinity, suddenly passed away at his home in Garrattsville about 8:30 o'clock last evening. He had been in his usual health during the day. It had been his custom to go to the barn before retiring. When he failed to return as usual, his sister, thinking that he had gone to the store across the street, telephoned, and found that he was not there.
With her brother, she went to the barn and found the lifeless form lying face downward on the floor. Dr. B. F. Bishop, who resides across the street, was called, but found life extinct.
Mr. Elliott was the youngest son of William and Isabel (Hall) Elliott. He was born January11, 1873, on the Elliott homestead, about three miles from Garrattsville. The family always resided there until two years ago, when they sold the farm and moved to Garrattsville.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church, a man of fine attainments, and always kindly disposed. His endearing qualities made many friends for him. He was never married.
Surviving are one brother, Thomas, and a sister, Miss Dorothy Elliott, both residing at the family home; two nephews, Dr. William Elliott of New Berlin, and Ned Elliott of New Lisbon.
Funeral services will be held at the family home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. E. Hutchinson, pastor of the Episcopal church at Morris, will officiate. Burial will be in the Butternut Valley cemetery.

Elliott, Jennie Elizabeth 1868-1932 Garrattsville Obituary

Elliott, Jennie Elizabeth 1868-1932 Edmeston Obituary

Jennie Hurlbutt, widow of the late William Elliott, died at the family home near Garrattsville Sunday morning, after a few days' illness with pneumonia. She was born, February 5, 1868, in the town of Pittsfield, a daughter of Lealand and Elizabeth (Gill) Hurlbutt. After her marriage to William Elliott, they resided for a time on Gill hill, but for many years have lived on the farm where she died. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Garrattsville for many years. Surviving are one son, Ned Elliott who resides on the home farm; a sister, Mrs. Adella Garlick of Chicago, and two grandchildren. Owing to the illness of her son and grandson the funeral will be private. It will be held Wednesday at 1 o'clock at her late home. Rev. E. E. Hutchinson of Morris will officiate. Interment will be beside her husband in Hillington cemetery at Morris.

Private Funeral Services Are Held for Mrs. Elliott

Edmeston, March 2 --- Private funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Elizabeth Elliott of New Lisbon were held yesterday from the residence of her son, Edward H. Elliott of that village. Rev. E. E. Hutchinson of Morris officiated, and burial was made in Hillington cemetery, Morris.
Mrs. Elliott died Saturday night, after a week's illness with pneumonia. Her husband, William Elliott, died about 11 years ago. Recently she had made her home with her son.
She was born at New Lisbon February5, 1868, the daughter of Leland and Elizabeth Hurlbutt. Her entire life was spent in the towns of Pittsfield and New Lisbon. Her marriage to William Elliott took place in 1890.
Surviving relatives are: The son previously mentioned; a sister, Mrs. Adella L. Garlick of Chicago, Ill., and two grandchildren, Donald and Maxine Elliott.

Fuller, Lavern L. wed to Elizabeth Briggs 1931 at Mt. Vision

Fuller, Lavern L. wed to Elizabeth Briggs 1931 at Mt. Vision

Briggs-Miller Nuptial

Well-Known Residents of New Lisbon
and Mt. Vision Married on Saturday Last

Mt. Vision, Oct. 12---Miss Elizabeth Briggs, daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Lewis Briggs of New Lisbon, and Lavern L. Fuller, a progressive farmer of Mt. Vision, were quietly married at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening, October 10, at the Baptist parsonage in Mt. Vision, by the Rev. Clyde J. Hurlbutt, the ring ceremony being used. The bride was gowned in dark brown satin crepe, with hat to match. Her attendant in dark brown crepe, with black hat.
The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. David Skellie of Mt. Vision, life-long neighbors and friends of the bridal couple. They will reside at the Lake place, which Mr. Fuller recently acquired, and has been repairing.
Hosts of friends and neighbors wish the newlyweds much happiness and congratulate them as they embark on the matrimonial sea. They left Sunday morning to visit relatives at Westford and Middlefield.

Gillette, Lee 1856-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Gillette, Lee 1856-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

New Lisbon Farmer Dies Suddenly at Family Home

Hartwick, April 25---Lee Gillette, 75, passed away suddenly Sunday evening about 8:30 o'clock at his home in New Lisbon. He had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles Vermilya, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Garrattsville, will officiate. Interment will be in the cemetery at Welcome.
He was born July 20, 1856, at New Lisbon, and had always resided on the farm on which he died. When a young man he attended Gilbertsville academy and also united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Garrattsville. He was highly respected in the community and his many friends will extend their sympathy to the surviving members of the family.
Surviving are one son, Henry Gillette, South Hartwick; three grandchildren, Edna, Bernard and Doris Gillette, South Hartwick; one niece, Mrs. Belle Carkess of Lena, and two nephews, Isaac Firth of Florida and Lee Fitch of Mohawk.

P. S. In his daughter Mary Gillette Harrington's obituary, he was listed as Leander Gillette and her mother was listed as Matilda Gardner Gillette.
Mary is also buried at Welcome cemetery, so I would assume their mates
are also.

Gledhill, Emma C. 1840-1931 Garrattsville Obituary

Gledhill, Emma C. 1840-1931 Garrattsville Obituary

Emma C. Gledhill Dies At Garrattsville Home

New Lisbon, April 26---Emma C. Gledhill, 91 years of age, one of the oldest and best known residents of the town of New Lisbon, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at her home in Garrattsville. Death was due to infirmities aggravated by her advanced age. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist Episcopal church at Garrattsville, and burial will be made in the Brick School House cemetery.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gregory, Clayton C. 1910-1985 Obituary and photos

Gregory, Clayton C. 1910-1985

Clayton C. Gregory

Clayton C. Gregory, 75, of Eden Park Nursing Home and formerly of the Ropewalk apts., Oneida St. died Tuesday, August 13, 1985 at the Home.
He was born in Mr. Vision, NY, son of Smith B. and Anna Nellis Gregory. He graduated from Hartwick High School and the Utica School of Commerce. Mr. Gregory served in WWII in the Signal Corps and was stationed in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
He worked in the plumbing and heating business, having been associated with the Hameline Company, Inc. in Utica for over 20 years. In 1957, he went into business as a Manufacturer's Representative and retired from this business in 1982.
Mr. Gregory was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was past President of the Utica Assn. Of Credit Men and was a member and past Rector of the Clinton Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Utica Lodge No. 47 F. & AM, the Yahnundasis Bodies AASR, having served as Master of the Lodge of Perfection and of Ziyara Shrine Temple. Mr. Gregory was also an active member of the Utica School of Commerce Alumni Assn. and served as an officer of its Board of Directors.
He is survived by several cousins.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 at the Stevens, Friedel & Williams Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford Rd., New Hartford with the Rev. Craig Davis-Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Hartwick Cemetery, Hartwick, NY at 2 p.m. Calling hours will be Thrusday from 10:00 until 11:00 prior to the service. Friends may consider the Tabernacle Church Forward Fund in his memory or a favorite charity.

Photos and obituary were in the Mary Boice Gale collection.  You will note one of the photos was addressed to her.  I believe he was a cousin.  There were more photos also in case a family member is interested.  

Hamilton, Katherine Mills 1881-1963 First Home Bureau Agent

Hamilton, Katherine Mills 1881-1963 Oneonta, NY

Mrs. Katherine M. Hamilton

First Home Bureau Agent Dies

Mrs. Katherine M. Hamilton, 82, of 9 Potter Avenue, a New Lisbon native who became the first home Demonstration Agent in New York State and possibly in the nation, died Sunday, December 1, in Fox Hospital following a four months illness.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hamilton will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald B. Watson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will take place later at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.
Mrs. Hamilton was born January 22, 1881 in New Lisbon, a daughter of Frank L. and Anna (Sill) Mills. She was graduated from the Home Economics school at Cornell University in 1914 and in August of that year she became the first Home Bureau Agent in Erie County and probably in the United States. The name of the Home Bureau was later changed to Home Extension Service.
In 1917, 1918 and 1919, Mrs. Hamilton was a lecturer at Farmer's Institute in the State of New York.
While lecturing at a Farmer's Institute she met Dr. Melancthon Hamilton, a veterinarian who was also lecturing, and the couple were married June 17, 1915 in Garrattsville.
The couple first made their home in Delhi, coming to Oneonta in 1918 where they established Hamilton Farms which Dr. Hamilton operated producing and retailing milk. Hamilton Farms was sold to Meridale Dairy in 1936.
Dr. Hamilton died August 16, 1939.
Mrs. Hamilton had lived in Oneonta for 42 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she had taught the Farley Philesthea Sunday School class for 30 years.
She was a member of the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society; of the D. A.R., and an honorary life member of the Otsego County Extension Service.
She had also been active in affairs of the Women's Club and had devoted much time to work with the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home at Cooperstown.
She was a direct descendant of Judge Jedidiah Peck, a prominent Revolutionary soldier of Burlington (N.Y.) who was later known as “The Father of the Common Schools of New York State.”
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Guinane of Arlingt6on, Va., a granddaughter, Miss Ellen Guinane who is a student at Cornell Law School, and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Bookhout Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The family will be in attendance from 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Published in the Oneonta Star, Monday, Dec. 2, 1963

Harrington, Delos 1855-1931 Hartwick Obituary

Harrington, Delos 1855-1931 Hartwick Obituary

Delos Harrington Passes Away at County Hospital

Hartwick, Feb. 26---Delos Harrington, 76 years old, a well-known citizen of this town, died at the county hospital this afternoon from the effects of a shock which he suffered Sunday. Funeral services will be held from the Hartwick Christian church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. R. C. Upright will officiate. The body will be placed in the Hartwick vault and burial will take place in the spring.
Mr. Harrington was well-known in this village and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. For more than 40 years he engaged in the meat business, and at one time was employed in the markets of Cassius Mattison, M. B. Slighter and Webb Chamberlain.
The deceased is survived by one son; one brother, John B. Harrington of Long Island, and one sister, Mrs. Eunice Thorpe of New Lisbon, besides several grandchildren.

Harrington, Firman L. 1850-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Harrington, Firman L. 1850-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Firman L. Harrington
Dies in New Lisbon

Lived for More Than Forty Years in That Township--
Funeral Saturday of This Week---Burial in Hartwick

New Lisbon, March 24---Firman L. Harrington, an aged and for many years, a well known resident of New Lisbon, died at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from heart trouble and complications. Hiss illness was of a long and painful duration and for the past year it has kept him confined to his home most of the time.
The deceased was born at West Monroe, Oswego county, December13, 1850, his parents being Alanson and Harriet (Johnson) Harrington. His marriage to Elizabeth Hutchins occurred November 5, 1890, and their entire married life had been passed in this and neighboring vicinity. He was a man highly esteemed as a loving husband and father and a kind neighbor and friend. He will not only be greatly missed in his home, but by a wide circle of friends.
Surviving is his wife who has so devotedly cared for him through all his long illness, five daughters, Mrs. Urania Dutton of Edmeston, Mrs. Eva Nearing of Mt. Vision, R. D., Mrs. Lora Collier, Laurens, Mrs. Ethel Naylor of Mt. Vision, and Miss Bernice Harrington; one son, Roy Harrington, residing at home, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held at his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Clyde J. Hurlbutt, pastor of the Baptist church at Mt. Vision, having charge of the services. Interment will be in Hartwick cemetery.

New Lisbon News Column 1932
Mrs. William Dutton of Edmeston is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Firman Harrington. The latter is seriously ill with heart trouble.

Hay, John Francis 1887-1932 Morris, NY Obituary

Hay, John Francis 1887-1932 Morris, NY Obituary

John Francis Hay Dies Saturday at Morris Home

Native of West Laurens,
Prominent Citizen and World War Veteran

Morris, March 7---The village of Morris lost one of its most progressive and popular business men in the death on Saturday evening last of J. F. Hay, whose funeral—private--will be conducted at the late residence on Tuesday at 1 o'clock by Rev. Mr. Hutchison, and the service at the grave in the new Hillington cemetery will be in charge of the local Masonic lodge members.
Mr. Hay was born at West Laurens 45 years ago, and save for some years in Bridgeport, Conn., had always had his home in Morris.
His parents were Walter Scott Hay and Malinda (Wilsey) Hay. He was a World war veteran and for a long time was head accountant of the Linn Tractor company, which position he left to go into business for himself, having purchased the Folts block in which he conducted a large general store business until his death.
He had held office as mayor of the village, trustee for several years, justice of the peace, and school director.
As a Mason, however, he was best known, having held almost every office in Tienuderrah lodge, was also member of the chapter, and at the time of his death was a trustee of the lodge. Probably no other member was more familiar with the degree work than was Brother Hay.
He was married in 1921 to Irene Earl of Sandy Creek, who with two children, survive him, as does a sister, Mrs. Lena Thrasher, and two brothers, Levi of Morris, and Howard of Bridgeport, Conn. There are also quite a number of nieces and nephews and cousins.
Mr. Hay was one of our good citizens, devoted to his home and family, to the village, and every good work and cause in it.
He will be long missed by all in the lodge, in business, and in society.

Funeral of J. F. Hay

Morris, March 9---The bearers at the funeral of J. F. Hay Tuesday of last
week were: Supt. George Pranton, supervisor Lee Starr, Dr. H. W. Naylor, and the master of Tienuderrah lodge, F. and A. M.
The floral pieces were many and most beautiful, coming from the lodge, business associates, organizations and the Sunday school of Zion church, to which the children, Irene Frances and John Francis, Jr., were regular and faithful attendants.
Owing to weather conditions the Masons conducted their ritual service at the residence instead of at the grave, after the church service was read, and at the grave the Episcopal committal service was read. The brother of Mrs. Hay was not able to be present owing to the sudden death of his wife a few hours after the death of Mr. Hay, at Pulaski.