Bedell, George W., 1856-1935 Morris Obituary
George W. Bedell
Morris, March 18---George W. Bedell, son of Hiram W. and Sarah (McIntyre) Bedell, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry, of East Orange, N. J., with whom he had made his home for about six years, Thursday at 4 a. m., after a long period of declining health.
George Washington Bedell was born February 16, 1856, in Brooklyn, where he spent his early boyhood. When about 15 years of age, he came to the country and joined his brother in the town of Butternuts. October 20, 1880, he married Miss Mary Arries of Morris. To them was born one child, Mrs. Robert Perry of East Orange, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Bedell operated several farms during their early married life. Later they moved into Morris village and Mr. Bedell became sexton of Zion Episcopal church, serving in that capacity faithfully for about 37 years.
After the death of Mrs. Bedell, June 14, 1929, he went to East Orange to reside.
Mr. Bedell was greatly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
Immediate surviving relatives are the daughter; one brother, John B. Bedell of Rosendale; and two cousins, Miss Sarah Bedell and Miss Florence Bedell of Brooklyn, to all of whom sincere sympathy will be extended.
Funeral services were held in East Orange. Committal services, conducted by Rev. L. Curtis Denney, rector of Zion Episcopal church, of which the deceased had long been a member, were held at the family plot in Hillington cemetery, Morris, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Relatives and friends outside of Morris who attended these services were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scheff and Mrs. Lester Bedell of East Orange, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Augur of Cooperstown; Mr. and Mr.s Charles Martindale of Oneonta; Mr. and Mrs. Alba Ainsworth of Gilbertsville.