Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful and Happy New Year

My daughter Sue holding her fur babies Tilly and Jackson beside her father.
 Back Left to right: Her husband Dave,
our son Paul,  and me.

I wish all of you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year in 2013 from my family to yours.  Thank you
to all of you for coming to visit this blog and I hope you have found information of interest to you.  Donna

The Myers Mill Dam on the Butternut Creek Printed 1949

The Myers Mill Dam on the Butternut Creek Printed 1949

Things Ain't the Same Since
Poverty Hollow Dam Went Out

In Poverty Hollow along Butternut Creek, above the pleasant community know variously as New Lisbon, Noblesville and Puckerville, things aren't the same since the old dam went out.

Things are both better and worse, according to Postmaster Chester A. Miller, a native of Stetsonville who owns land in what was once a closely knit folksy community around the dam and lake.

Mr. Miller, speaking on Oneonta area folklore, told about it yesterday during the five-minute historical period at Kiwanis Club luncheon in the Windsor Hotel.

The Myers Mill dam was built, probably late in the 70's, Andrew Myers operating a grist mill, his brother George running a sawmill on the opposite bank of the creek. The two mills and the lake, where fishing was excellent, became sort of a community center, but the eroding force of elements undermined the dam and drained the lake.
The lake once backed up perhaps three-fourths of a mile to encircle land that was a race track. Mr. Miller said he had seen as many as 40 men fishing at once and had seen “bushels of fish” taken from the lake.
When the two mills ceased to operate, ---that was years ago, ---they lost much of their charming appeal to folks thereabouts, although they continued to be revered as landmarks. People started moving away and at least a dozen residents of Poverty Hollow moved to Oneonta.

The brighter side is provided by a newcomer, John Durant, a writer well known for his Saturday Evening Post stories. Mr. and Mrs. Durant realized the artistic possibilities of Myers Mill, bought the place and now lives there.
They made over the house, which faces the dam, put up pretty rustic fences along the road, did an artistic job of painting the grist mill, and reconditioned the mill as Mr. Durant's study.

As for the three names of the nearby community, Mr. Miller said Noblesville, taken after a family named Noble, is still preferred in “polite circles.” The postoffice and maps call it New Lisbon but he and “a lot of other little fellows like myself” still call it Puckersville. He said he never learned the origins of Puckerville, but was scolded by his father for calling it that.

Carlton, Andrew Ziba 1869-1950 New Lisbon Obituary

The Carleton family is buried at The Union Cemetery, Edmeston, NY



Ethel died in 1960
Carlton, Andrew Ziba 1869-1950 New Lisbon Obituary

A. Z. Carlton, Ex-Supervisor,
Dies at Home

New Lisbon --- Former Suerpervisor Andrew Ziba Carleton, 81, died at his home in New Lisbon yesterday morning after five years of ill health.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the Houk Funeral Home, Edmeston, with the Rev. Charles Dempsey of Morris and the Rev. Samuel Little of Endwell officiaiting. Burial will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Mr. Carleton was born in New Lisbon Aug. 13, 1869, the son of Ziba and Susan (Barton) Carleton. He was twice married. His first wife was Eva Burton, who died in 1894. In 1896 he married Ethel Thurston of Morris, who survives.

Also surviving are four daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward, Garrattsville; Mrs. Floyd Rose, Edmeston; Mrs. Howard Wood, Hurlyville; Miss Florence Carleton, Morris; ten grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles, of Orkney, Saskatchewan, Canada; David, of Edmeston; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Record, Precott, Wash; Mrs. Bertha Demming, New Lisbon.

A farmer during his active life, he was a member of Dairymen's League, Louisville Grange at Morris, Farm Bureau, the Masonic Lodge and Morris Methodist church. He served the Town of Morris as supervisor for many years, and was also Justice of the Peace of that town.

Find A Grave for Andrew Carleton 

Carleton, Ethel M. (Thurston) 1879-1960

Second Wife of Andrew Ziba Carleton
Carleton, Ethel M. (Thurston) 1879-1960 Oneonta Obituary

Ethel M. Carleton

Mrs. Ethel M. Carleton, 80, of 11 Hill Pl., died yesterday in Fox Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday in Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St. The Rev. Roswell W. Lyon, pastor of First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be later in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Mrs. Carleton was born Sept. 6, 1879, in New Lisbon, daughter of Pliney S. and Fannie (Cole) Thurston. She was married to Andrew Z. Carleton, who died in Nov. 1950.
She has been a resident of Oneonta about six years and previously had lived in New Lisbon and Morris.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Howard Wood of Hurleyville, and Mrs. Clarence Fletcher of 9 Hill Pl.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Gregory, 5 Grand St., and Mrs Nela C. Walter, Garrattsville; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Carleton, Ethel M. (Thurston)  1879-1960





















Sunday, December 30, 2012

Estes, Phoebe (Stephenson) 1870-1957 Mt. Vision Obituary

Estes, Phoebe (Stephenson) 1870-1957 Mt. Vision Obituary

MRS. LEWIS ESTES

Mrs. Phoebe Estes, aged 87, of Mount Vision, died November 30 in Phoenix Mills.
She was born February 22, 1870, in Rolla, Mo., a daughter of Greenwood and Olive (Calhoun) Stenphenson. She was married to Lewis E. Estes of Cooperstown in 1888. He died October 13, 1941. She had resided in Mount Vision for 35 years.
She was a member of the Mount Vision Methodist Church and a charter member of Otego Valley Grange in Mount Vision.
Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Harold Whittemore of Earlville, three nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. on Tuesday at the Patterson Funeral Home in Hartwick, with the Rev. John Wolfe, pastor of the Mount Vision Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery.

Foote, Joyce Ruth 1930-2009 Morris Obituary




Foote, Joyce Ruth 1930-2009 Morris Obituary

OBITUARY MORRIS-JOYCE RUTH FOOTE; Joyce Ruth Foote, 78 of Morris passed away  on January 2, 2009 at her home with her family at her side after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Sayville, on May 7 1930 the daughter of Allen and Ruth (Esser) Stryker. She was married to Donald Foote on July 2, 1955 in Sayville. He passed away December 7, 1994. She attained her Bachelors Degree from Geneseo College and was a Librarian at Churchville-Chili Central School, Bugbee School, New Berlin Central School and most recently Morris Central School since 1975. She retired from Morris Central School several years ago. She had very recently published her second book on Morris called” Morris, New York; A Look Back.” She had served as town and village historian for many years and was a trustee of the Hillington Cemetery Board, and an officer on the Morris Village Library Board and had served as president for several years. She was also the Zion Episcopal Church historian for many years. Joyce is survived by her mother, Ruth M. Stryker of Norwich, her 2 daughters, Natalie Sheldon and husband Jeff of Hartwick, Donna Henderson and husband Alex of Morris, her grandchildren Kaina Hanna and husband Mike of Woodbury, NJ, Korri St. John of Morris, Kaite Henderson of Otego, Emily Foote-Canney of Morris, a great grandson Gavyn Hanna of Woodbury, NJ as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many close and dear friends. Calling hours will be held at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Zion Episcopal Church in Morris on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 4:00pm with the Rev. Robert E. Witt Jr. officiating. Areception will follow the service at the Zion Parish Hall.  Committal Services and burial will be held in Hillington Cemetery in the spring. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnstonfh.com It was Joyce’s request that Friends make donations to “The Morris Historical Society” P.O.Box 332, Morris, NY 13808 or the “Morris Village Library” P.O.Box 126, Morris, NY 13808 in her memory. Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gregory, George Adrian 1859-1935 New Lisbon Obituary

Gregory, George Adrian 1859-1935 New Lisbon Obituary




George Adrian Gregory
of Garrattsville Dies

New Lisbon, March 22---George Adrian Gregory died at his home at Garrattsville at 2 o'clock this morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases from which he had suffered for some time. He was 76. The funeral, which will be private, will be held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. C. E. Vermilyea, D. D., will officiate. Interment will be in Butternut Valley cemetery.
Mr. Gregory was born in the town of New Lisbon February 22, 1859. His parents were James A. and Martha (Benjamin) Gregory. Surviving are his wife, Madge Newitt, three children by a former marriage, Lynn of Dillion, Mont., George, Jr. of Rapid City. S. D., and Mrs. Clark Suits of Cramer's Corners, and three grandchildren, Helen Gregory of Rapid city, James and Edna Suits of Cramer's Corners. He also leaves one brother, John B. Gregory of Garrattsville.
Mr. Gregory taught school in various localities in the Butternut and Mohawk valleys for 49 years. He retired about 12 years ago and came to his native home at Garrattsville, where he had since resided. A member of the Baptist church at Welcome, he was well and favorably known by a wide circle of friends.

Gregory, Ida M. (Barton) 1873-1923 Garrattsville Obituary

Gregory, Ida M. (Barton) 1873-1923 Garrattsville Obituary

Mrs. G. Adrian Gregory

Ida M. Barton, wife of G. Adrian Gregory, died at her home here November 24th. She had been in poor health for some time but had not been confined to her bed until the Tuesday before her death.
For the past fifteen years they had been in the Mohawk Valley teaching. They returned here about July 1st.
She was born at Coventry 50 years ago. She leaves a husband G. Adrian Gregory, one son George A. Gregory of Racine, Wisconsin, one daughter Mrs. Clark Suits of Cramer's Corners, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Barton of this place, three brothers, A. W. Barton of this place, Roy of Hartwick and Perry of Morris, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Card of Gilbertsville and Mrs. Zelora Galusha of Canajoharie, one half sister Flora Marble of Mt. Vision and one half brother F. A. Cooper of Owego. The funeral which was private was held Tuesday, the Rev. Don Henshaw officiating with burial in the Butternut Valley Cemetery.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Knoch, Mary A. 1843-1928 New Lisbon Obituary

Knoch, Mary A. 1843-1928 New Lisbon Obituary

Mrs. Mary A. Knoch Dies at
New Lisbon Following Shock

New Lisbon, July 17---Mrs. Mary Lull Knoch, widow of Henry Knoch, a Civil war veteran, died at her home midway between New Lisbon and Morris Monday morning from infirmities of age and a shock sustained a few days previous.
She was a descendent of one of the earliest settlers in the Butternut Valley, a daughter of Ezra and Roxena (Hatch) Lull and was born August 26, 1843, on the Lull homestead where her father settled and where she died. Her passing removes the last of the immediate Lull family.
About 70 years ago she was united in marriage to Henry Knoch, who when the Civil war broke out; enlisted and served during the war. For many years after the war they resided on a farm near Crystal Lake. After the death of Mr. Knoch she removed to her old home where she had since resided and where she received the devoted care of her son, Adrian Knoch.
She is survived by two sons, the one previously mentioned and Lewis Knoch of Hartwick, and one daughter, Mrs. Estella Hinman of Cortland, and also by several grand children and great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Universalist church at Morris of which the deceased had been a consistent member for many years, her pastor, Rev. F. G. Leonard, conducting the services. Interment was in the family plot in Hillington cemetery.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Myers, Adell (Harrington) 1862-1944 Garrattsville Obituary



















Garrattsville Woman Dies in Hospital Here

New Lisbon---Mrs. Adell Myers of Garrattsville, widow of George B. Myers, died at 8:50 yesterday morning in Fox hospital, Oneonta, where she had been a medical patient three weeks.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 from the family home, Dr. C. E. Vermilya of Greene, assisted by Rev. L. E. Pitkin of Morris, officiating. Interment will be made in Hillington cemetery, Morris.
She was born Jan. 12, 1862, in Pittsfield, a daughter of George and Emily (Card) Harrington, and April 9, 1891, was married to Mr. Myers. They lived for 40 years on the farm where the family now resides. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Morris Baptist church, was a woman of fine personality and devoted to her home and family.
Surviving are a son, Lee Myers, who resides at home; two grandsons, Corp. Robert Myers, stationed in Sicily, and Willard Myers, at home, and several nephews and nieces. Mr. Myers died Aug. 23, 1940, and a son Wilbur, was killed 41 years ago.

From FAG:
"GARRATTSVILLE - Mrs. Adell Myers, widow of George Myers, died Wednesday morning, March 22nd, at the Fox hospital in Oneonta, following an illness of several weeks. She was born January 12, 1862, in Pittsfield, a daughter of George and Emily (Card) Harrington. She was married to Mr. Myers on April 9, 1891 and they lived for forty years on the farm where the family now resides. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Morris Baptist church and a tireless worker, devoted to her home and family. Surviving are one son, Lee Myers, who lives at home; two grandsons, Corp. Robert L. Myers, in Sicily, and Willard Myers at home; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Myers died August 23, 1940, and another son, Wilbur, died forty-one years ago ... Interment was in Hillington cemetery at Morris." ["The Otsego Farmer & Republican" (Cooperstown, NY), Fri., Mar. 31, 1944, Page Two]

"Mrs. Adell Myers Rites Held in Garrattsville -
New Lisbon---Funeral of Mrs. Adell Myers, who died at Fox hospital Wednesday, was held at the home, Garrattsville, Saturday, and was attended by many relatives and friends. Dr. C. E. Vermilya, Greene, a close friend of the family had charge, assisted by Rev. L. E. Pitkin, Morris Methodist church.
Flowers in abundance were from family, relatives, individuals, WSCS, Morris Baptist church of which she was a member, OES Birthday club, and a neighborhood piece.
The bearers were six nephews: George Dockstader, William Dockstader, Glenn Dockstader, J. E. Lunn, Howard Lunn, and Roy Gilbert.
Friends from out-of-town attending were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dibble, Richfield Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Raymond and three children, Rensselaer; Mrs. Ann Pickering, Morris; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lunn and Howard Lunn, Oneonta; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Docstader, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopson, Edmeston; George Dockstader, and daughter, West Burlington."  


 Find A Grave Memorial for Adell Myers 

Myers, Lee F. 1898-1948 New Lisbon Obituary



Myers, Lee F. 1898-1948 New Lisbon Obituary

Lee F. Myers
Rites Saturday

New Lisbon---Funeral services for Lee F. Myers, who committed suicide in his home at Garrattsville Wednesday morning, will be held at Patterson Funeral Home at Hartwick at 2 p. m. Saturday.
The Rev. Samuel Little, pastor of Garrattsville Methodist Church and the Rev. B. E. Myers, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, will officiate.
Masonic services will be held at 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Mr. Myers was born in New Lisbon June 25, 1898, son of George B. and Della (Harrington) Myers. He married Emily M. Cummings of Garrattsville June 14, 1922.
The family lived on a farm here until about a year ago, when they sold the farm and moved to Garrattsville, where Mr. Myers and his son, Robert, purchased a store.
He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge of Morris, Garrattsville Community Club and the Butternuts Valley Rod and Gun Club.
Besides his wife he is survived by the son, Robert.


Rites Conducted For Lee F. Myers

New Lisbon---Funeral services for Lee F. Myers, who died Wednesday at his home at Garrattsville, were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Patterson Funeral Home, Hartwick. More than 200 relatives and friends attended.
The Rev. Samuel Little, Morris, and the Rev. B. E. Myers, Garrattsville, officiated. Burial was in the family plot at Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Bearers were Roy Gilbert, Goerge Dockstader, William Dockstader, Glenn Dockstader, J. Edward Lunn, Howard Lunn, Kenneth Harrington, and Ray Card, all of whom were cousins of Mr. Myers.
Relatives and friends attended from Rensselaer, Niverville, Kinderhook, Quaker Street, Schenectady;, Morris, New Lisbon, Garrattsviulle, Oneonta, Burlington Flats, Edmeston, Unadilla, Gilbertsville, Burlington, Delanson, Mount Vision and Hartwick.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Naylor, Ethel (Harrington) 1901-1957 Mount Vision Obituary

Naylor, Ethel (Harrington)  1901-1957  Mount Vision Obituary

MRS. ETHEL NAYLOR

Mrs. Ethel Naylor, aged 55, died Thursday, April 10, in fox Hospital, where she had been a patient for six weeks. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 in the Mount Vision Methodist Church, the Rev. John Wolfe, pastor, and the Rev. G. Louis Jones, of the Mount Vision Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Mount Vision Cemetery.
Mrs. Naylor was born in the Town of New Lisbon, March 6, 1901, the daughter of Firman and Libbie (Hutchins) Harrington. She was married to Herbert G. Naylor Aug. 15, 1923, in Mount Vision. He died March 17, 1942.
She was a member of Mount Vision Methodist Church and its W. S.C.S., and of Otego Valley Grange.
Survivors are one daughter, Harriet, and three sons, Lisle, Merton, and Kendall, all at home; a brother Roy Harrington, Morris; four sisters, Mrs. Willam Dutton, Edmeston; Mrs. Orlie Collar, Oneonta R.D.; Mrs. Eva Nearing and Miss Bernice Harrington, Morris.

 And many family links.


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.


TO CONDUCT SERVICES
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. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Roarick, Martha A. Died Oct. 10, 1940 Morris Funeral

Roarick, Martha A. (Lamphere)  1865-1940 Morris Funeral

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
MRS. MARTHA ROARICK

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. Roarick was held Sunday Oct. 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Almon Lull, on the Morris-Gilbertsville road. Service was in charge of Rev. Walter Graig, Pastor of the Presbyterian church of Gilbertsville.
There were many beautiful floral pieces from the family besides ones from Jewell Chapter 306, Morris; Manor House employes, Morris; Morris Bridge Club, friends and neighbors of Gilbertsville, Oneonta and New York City.
Bearers were: Brice Sloan and David Brice of Gilbertsville, Laverne Lull and Hobert Lull of Morris.
Relatives from away were: Mrs. Josephine Gaffney, Utica; Mrs. Mary Leach, Rutland, Vt., Glenn Richards, Vts Hospital, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. George Manly and son-in-law; Mrs. Flora Fuller and daughter, Miss Mildred Fuller, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Field all of Hartwick; Mr. and Mrs. John Gaffney and children of Norwich; Mr. and Mrs. James Gaffney, Mrs. Richard LaClaire, Percy Redfern all of Utica, besides friends from Gilbertsville and Morris.


 
Addendum:  Died Oct. 10, 1940.

From Census research information, I deduct that she was born in 1865 in NY State. Her parents appear to be Sedrick and Mary Lamphere. In 1870, they lived in Middlefield, NY. Various census list her as born in Canada or NY.  Her father was listed as a Cooper. They had 2 children, Adelbert 8, and Martha 6 years old.  A Zalmon Lamphere aged 67 with his family, also listed as a cooper, lived in an adjoining household.  

In 1910, she was living in a household in Oneonta, it was stated she had lived there 5 years, married twice, had 4 children with 4 living. She was a servant in
the household.

In 1930, she lives in Butternuts with her brother Adelbert 67, their mother Mary J. Lamphere 85, and Martha 65, listed as a practical nurse. Mother and son are widowed, Martha is listed as married. Her first marriage was at age 16.

In 1940, she is living with her brother Adelbert 77, in Gilbertsville. She was 75. He was still listed as a carpenter.

No where do I find her with a husband or with children.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Rudolph, Warren J. 1923-1957 Burdette Obituary

Rudolph, Warren J. 1923-1957 Burdette Obituary

Warren J. Rudolph

BURDETTE---Warren J. Rudolph, 34, of Ithaca, died March 3 of a heart attack while attending service in Tabernacle Baptist Church, Ithaca.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at that chruch, with the Rev. Harold Cole, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, with military rites. The body will be at the church today, with calling hours set from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m., by way of the Lincoln Street entrance.
Mr. Rudolph was the son of Arthur and Louise (Jaquish) Rudolph. He married Betty Hanson of Oneonta, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War Two, serving in the Field Artillery.
Also surviving are his parents, a son, Rodney; a daughter Eileen; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Phelps, Ithaca; Mrs. Frank Personius, Burdette.
Funeral arrangements are by the Arnold Funeral Home, Burdette.

Sargent, Bertha (Everett) 1884-1961 Gilbertsville Obituary

Sargent, Bertha (Everett) 1884-1961 Gilbertsville Obituary

Mrs. Bertha E. Sargent

GILBERTSVILLE---Mrs. Bertha E. Sargent, 76, of Gilbertsville died suddenly Thursday, December 12 in Fox Hospital.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15 in the First Presbyterian Church, Gilbertsville. The Rev. Roger L. Beach will officiate.
Burial will be later in Brookside Cemetery, Gilbertsville.
Mrs. Sargent was born Dec. 4, 1884 in Neversink, a daughter of John and Sarah (Curry) Everett.
She was married to Ansel T. Sargent in Liberty October 18, 1911.
She lived her entire life on the family farm in Gilbertsville.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gilbertsville; the Butternut Valley Garden Club; Butternut Valley Grange and the Women's Relief Corps, Gilbertsville.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Everett Sargent, 58 Woodside Ave., Oneonta; one brother, William Everett, Melbourne, Fla. And two grandchildren, Laura and Francis Sargent, Oneonta.

Find A Grave Memorial for Bertha Sargent 
This link includes a photo of her and several more family links.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silliman, Clifford W. 1895-1959 Oneonta Obituary

Silliman, Clifford W. 1895-1959 Oneonta Obituary

Clifford W. Silliman

Clifford W. Silliman, 63 of 448 Main St., died February 26 in Veterans Hospital, Albany, where he has been a patient for about five months. He has been in ill health for six years.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in Bookhout Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark S. M. Ray, minister of the United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be later this year in Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
Mr. Silliman was born in Oneonta, July 7, 1895, son of George W. and Ella Mae (Williams) Silliman. He married Velma I. Beach, Feb. 25, 1918, in Oneonta.
An auto mechanic, for 35 years he owned and operated his own garage at the rear of his residence. He had lived his entire lifetime in the City or Town of Oneonta.
He was a veteran of World War One, in which he served in France with the 52nd Pioneer infantry, and was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Lt. Col. C. Roger Silliman, with the U. S. Air Force, Gardena, Calif; George B. of San Mateo, Calif.; Richard D. of Burnt Hills, who is now employed in Caracas, Venezuela; his father, George W. Silliman, 448 Main Street, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, and several cousins. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon today until service time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Smith, Erle 1881-1950 Morris Obituary

Smith, Erle 1881-1950 Morris Obituary

Erle Smith, Morris, Dies

April 1950, Morris---Erle A. Smith, Morris, died at 3:50 p. m. Sunday. Funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Zion Episcopal Church here. The Rev. Carl F. Truesdale will officiate. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery.

He was born in New Lisbon Nov. 17, 1881, son of William and Cora (Cook) Smith. He was married on Aug. 18, 1915, to Harriett Moore at Morris. He had lived here since 1936, when he came from New Lisbon.

He attended the New Lisbon school and was a graduate of Morris High School. He formerly was a farmer but after coming to Morris was a night watchman at the Linn Tractor plant and a school bus driver.

He was a member of Zion church, the West Laurens Grange and of the church vestry.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Smith, Hartford, Conn.; two sons, Francis of Sidney and Erle Jr. of Riverdale; and four grandchildren.


Below are links to Erle Smith's family memorials on Find A Grave:

Parents:

Smith, Ida Mae (Light) 1878-1954 Morris Obituary

Smith, Ida Mae (Light) 1878-1954 Morris Obituary

Mrs. Ida M. Smith

MORRIS --- Mrs. Ida Mae Smith, 67, died Monday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Morris Methodist Church. The Rev. Winifred Lyon, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Samuel Little of Endwell. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery.
She was born May 3, 1887, daughter of Charles and Sarah (Morse) Light. She was married to Albert Smith, Oct. 25, 1905.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist Church and the OES.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Cecil of Morris; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
  
 It also includes a photo of her gravestone along with her husband, Albert Smith.


Addendum: Ida's tombstone gives her birth as 1878 instead of the 1887 noted
in her obituary. It would seem that the 1878 is the correct date. On the 1880
census, she is listed as 2 yrs. Old. On the 1900 census, she is in her parent's
household, age 22, listed as Ida Hull, and widowed.

In conclusion, the corrected information would make her 76 or 77 at the time of her death instead of 67.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Southworth, Claude R. and Nettie F. His Wife-- Gravestone photo

Son of William R. and Della (Carr) Southworth
Find A Grave for Nettie F. Southworth

Southworth, Della C. 1867-1958 Morris Obituary



Southworth, Della C. 1867-1958 Morris Obituary

Mrs. Della C. Southworth

MORRIS---Mrs. Della C. Southworth, 90, of Morris, died April 27 following an illness of several years.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sloan Funeral Home, Morris, with the Rev. Arthur Clum, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Gilbertsville, officiating in the absence of the rector of Zion Church, the Rev. Carl Truesdale. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Mrs. Southworth was born Nov. 9, 1867 in Maple Grove, Town of Morris, daughter of Erastus and Sarahette (Bennett) Jakes Carr. She was married to William R. Southworth, New Lisbon, Sept. 21, 1885. He died Feb. 12, 1930.
She was a resident of New Lisbon until 1948 when she went to make her home with her son, Claude Robert Southworth, Endicott. He died Sept. 1, 1955, and she came to live with her niece, Mrs. Mary Edwards, Oneonta. For the past year she had been cared for by a cousin, Mrs. Florence Mallory of Morris.
She was a member of Zion Episcopal Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nellie Jester, New Lisbon; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Southworth, Johnson City; two nieces, Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Lena Culver, Cannonsburg, Pa.; two nephews, Harry Pegg, Maple Grove, and Ira Pegg, Morris, and several cousins.

Southworth, William R. 1863-1930 New Lisbon Obituary



Southworth, William R. 1863-1930  New Lisbon Obituary

William B. Southworth Dies
At Residence in New Lisbon

New Lisbon, Feb. 13.----William B. Southworth, a life long and much esteemed resident of this community, died at the family home here Wednesday at 6:45 following a three-year illnesss with hardening of the arteries.
Mr. Southworth was born but a short distance from the home where he had lived for 13 years. The second son of Robert and Amanda (Garlock) Southworth, he was born January 29, 1863.
On September 23, 1885, he was united in marriage with Della E. Carr of New Lisbon. To them was born one son, Claude R. Southworth, now of Yardley, Pa.
Surviving beside his wife and son mentioned are two brothers, Clessen Southworth of South New Berlin and Charles Southworth of New Lisbon; one niece, Mrs. Levi George of New Lisbon, and several cousins.
The funeral will be held at his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. E. Hutchinson of Morris will officiate. Interment will be in Hillington cemetery.

The obit reads William B. and the Funeral reads Wiliam R. The headstone reads William R., so looks like that wins the majority. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Southworth, William Funeral 1930
Funeral of W. R. Southworth
Held at New Lisbon Saturday

New Lisbon, Feb. 18----A large number of friends attended the funeral of the late William R. Southworth, held at the family home, Saturday afternoon: gathered to pay a final tribute to one whose entire life had been passed among them and whose passing brings deep sorrow to all.

Rev. E. E. Hutchinson, rector of Zion church at Morris and personal friend of the family, officiated. After reading the church service and two selected hymns, he gave a brief but fitting tribute to the life and personality of the deceased, closing with prayer. The floral tributes were beautiful. Beside those given by near relatives were pieces from the neighbors and from the pupils of the Yardley High school, in which the son, Claude R. Southworth, is janitor and Mrs. Southworth a teacher. The bearers were Andrew Myers, George Myers, Andrew Carleton and Ernst Thurston.

Interment was in Hillington cemetery. Friends from out of town in attendance were: C.R. Southworth of Yardley, Pa.; Mrs. H. Carr and John Carr of Herkimer; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Pittsley of Maple Grove; Wesley Sutton of Otsego, and Mr. and Mrs. Granville Jester of Morris.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Strait, Anna (Grayson) 1879-1941 New Lisbon Obituary

Strait, Anna (Grayson)  1879-1941  New Lisbon Obituary

"NEW LISBON - Mrs. Anna Strait, wife of Bert Strait passed away shortly after noon, Saturday, June 21st at her home at New Lisbon, at the age of sixty-one. She had been in declining health for nearly four years with Hodgkins disease and since January confined to her bed. The funeral was held from the Stilwell Funeral parlors at Hartwick, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. William Gartshore, pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Garrattsville officiated, assisted by the Rev. C. E. Vermilya of the Methodist church. Interment was in Hillington cemetery at Morris ... Anna Grayson Bertwell was born in Providence, R. I., August 13, 1879. Her parents, William and Hannah Grayson, came from England. She was twice married, her first husband, Harold Bertwell, to whom she was married nearly thirty-five years ago, died a number of years ago. Their entire married life was passed in Providence and Warwick, R. I. Coming to New Lisbon, she married Bert Strat of Morris, June 15, 1935, their home being at New Lisbon since their marriage. Surviving besides her husband are one brother, J. Grayson of Providence; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Grayson and one niece, Mrs. Pearl Perkins of Warwick, together with a wide circle of friends who unite with the family in their sorrow." ["The Otsego Farmer & Republican" (Cooperstown, NY), Fri., Jul. 4, 1941, Page Three]

Strait, Bert 1873-1958 New Lisbon Obituary

Bert Strait

NEW LISBON---Funeral services for Bert Strait, 83, who died Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sloan Funeral Parlor in Morris with the Rev. E. Scott Farley, retired minister of Oneonta officiating. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Mr. Strait was born March 29, 1873 in the Town of Laurens, a son of James and Florence (Lent) Strait. He married Lela Frick of Otego on Dec. 24, 1900. She died July 8, 1934. Most of their married life was spent in the Township of Laurens.
On June 11, 1935 he married Mrs. Anna Butwell of Rhode Island and they lived in New Lisbon until she died June 21, 1941.
A farmer nearly all his life he was a member of the Morris Methodist Church.
Surviving are one brother, James Strait, New Lisbon; one sister, Mrs. Mabelle Sutherland, Ontario, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be in attendance at the Sloan Funeral Home, Morris from 7-9 p. m.

Transcribed from the Mary Boice Gale Collection.

Link to Bert Strait and his wives, Lelah and Anna.
Find a Grave for Bert Strait 

On the same gravestone with Bert and Lelah,  his brother Sherman and his wife Addie are listed.
Below you can see there were 7 brothers.  

 

1880 Census:

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Srait, Lelah (Fish) 1875-1934 Morris Obituary

Srait, Lelah (Fish) 1875-1934 Morris Obituary

Mrs. Bert Strait, Morris,
Dies After Long Illness

Esteemed Resident of That Community
Dies at Parshall Hospital Here—Funeral Wednesday

Morris, July 10---After many weeks of suffering, Mrs. Bert Strait of Hargrave street, Morris, passed away at the Parshall hospital, Oneonta, where she had been a patient for over a week, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, due to a complication of diseases.
Lelah M. Fish, youngest of the four children of Moses and Lydia (Lamb) Fish, was born, August 9, 1875, in Otego, in which township she spent her girlhood.
On December 25, 1900, she was united in marriage to Bert Strait. Mr. and Mrs. Strait resided in Otego for a year, after which they lived in the town of Butternuts for three years and since that time, have always had a home in Morris, where Mr. Strait is now assisting in the Dr. F. I Reed Animal hospital.
The deceased was a woman, whose enthusiastic interest anddesire to be of service to others was very marked. Sincerely devoted to her home and to her church, and always active in the various branches of the latter as long as her health permitted, she leaves a host of friends, who will cherish her memory.
The immediate surviving relatives are the husband and a sister, Mrs. Chloe Sheldon of Otego, one nephew and one niece, to all of whom much sympathy is extended.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dr. C. E. Vermilya of the Methodist church, will be held at Stillwell's Undertaking parlors in Hartwick Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in the new part of Hillington cemetery, Morris.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thompson, Charles E. 1874-1948 Oneonta Obituary

Thompson, Charles E. 1874-1948 Oneonta Obituary

Charles Thompson Of Oneonta Dies

Charles E. Thomson died at his home, 381 Chestnut St., at 2:30 p. m. yesterday.
Funeral services will be held at Bookhout Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Friday. The Rev. Charles H. McClung, pastor of United Presbyterian church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Oneonta Plains Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until Friday noon.
Mr. Thomson was born at Elk Creek, Delhi, Aug. 31, 1874, son of Ezekiel and Amelia (White) Thompson. On Feb. 17, 1897 he married Almira Thomson of New Kingston.
The first few years of his married life were spent on the Thompson Homestead at Elk Creek and in 1906 he moved to Oneonta. He is a past master of Oneonta Grange.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wendell Couse, Oneonta, and Mrs. Carlton Estabrook. Susquehanna, Pa., a son, Howard Thompson, Oneonta; four brothers, James and Russell of Delhi, Leslie of Oneonta and Maynard of St. Petersburg, Fla., and three grandchildren all of Oneonta.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thurston, J. Ernst 1875-1953 New Lisbon Obituary

 Thurston, J. Ernst 1875-1953 New Lisbon Obituary

Takes His Own Life

New Lisbon---J. Ernst Thurston, 78-year-old farmer and lifetime resident of New Lisbon, yesterday committed suicide by hanging, according to Dr. John Merzig, Morris, acting coroner who pronounced the verdict.

The body of Mr. Thurston was found in his barn by Robert Joy, Morris, a business caller.  The body was taken to the Sloan Funeral Home, Morris, where arrangements are pending.
 
Mr. Thurston was born Jan. 2, 1875, on the New Lisbon farm where he had always resided, son of Julius and Lucy (Duroe) Thurston. His grandparents were among the first settlers of the Butternuts Valley.

He married Lavinia Nearing, who died May 14, 1951. He later married Mrs. Frances Lull, Morris, on Dec. 1, 1951.
He was a member of the Louisville Grange, Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge, all of Morris, and the Farm Bureau.
Surviving is his wife; one sister, Mrs. Vera Klindt, Morris; two nephews and a niece.


J. E. Thurston Funeral Held In Morris

Jan. 1953, NEW LISBON---Funeral services for J. Ernst Thurston, who died Thursday at his New Lisbon home, were held Sunday at the Morris Methodist Church.
The Rev. Kenneth Gombert, pastor of the church, and the Rev. J. Ross McCloy, pastor of the Garrattsville United Presbyterian Church, officiated. The body was placed in the Hillington Cemetery vault at Morris for later burial there.
Bearers were: William Dockstader, Leroy George, Jay Clark, Harold Lasher, Roy Gilbert and Owen Douglas.

Attending from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cleveland, Mrs. Katherine Hamilton and Earl Hay, Oneonota; Mrs. Emma Stanton and daughter of Laurens; Mr and Mrs. Harmon Cleveland, Mount Vision; the Misses Eliza and Ruth Duroe, Norwich; Mario Caldera, Williamsport, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Canaster and son, Howard, of Delanson.
Mrs. Mary Ash, Waterbury, Vt.; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Moore, Oriskany Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Richard LaClair, son, Thomas and daughter Nancy, of Oneida; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Maynard, Clarence Lamphere, Norwich, and Peter Gaffney, Utica.
His survivors include four nephews and three nieces, who are Harmon Cleveland, Mount Vision; Maurice Cleveland, Oneonta, Robert and Francis Klindt, Morris, Miss Marion Cleveland, Norwich, and Mrs. Evelyn Caldwera, Williamsport, Pa.

Addendum: He always seemed to go by J. Ernst Thurston. His given name was Joel Ernst Thurston.

Thurston, Lavinia (Nearing) 1873-1951 New Lisbon Obituary

Thurston, Lavinia (Nearing) 1873-1951 New Lisbon Obituary

Former Area Teacher Dies

New Lisbon --- Mrs. J. Ernst Thruston, 77, a former school teacher in New Lisbon, died at 6 p. m. yesterday at Fox Hospital, Oneonta, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in Sloan's Funeral Home, Morris, with the Rev. J. Ross McCloy of the United Presbyterian Church, Garrattsville, officiating. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.

A native of New Lisbon, Mrs. Thurston was born May 28, 1873, a daughter of Orrin and Martha Mills Nearing.

She attended Morris High School and graduated from Oneonta Normal School, following which she taught school in Morris, Cobleskill, Garrattsville, Naylor's Corners and New Lisbon.

A 50-year member of the Louisville Grange, Morris, and the New Lisbon Home Bureau, she was married on March 16, 1927, to J. Ernst Thurston.
Besides her husband she is survived by a niece, Mrs. Frances Canastra, Delancey, and two cousins, Mrs. Katherine Mills Hamilton of Oneonta and Lee Mills of Brooklyn..

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tilley, Lucy E. 1894-1959 Mt. Vision Obituary


Tilley, Lucy E. 1894-1959 Mt. Vision Obituary

MISS LUCY E. TILLEY

Miss Lucy E. Tilley, aged 64, of Mount Vision, died Saturday morning in the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, where she had been a patient for three days.
She was born Decemeber 23, 1894, in New Lisbon, the daughter of George R. and Ida May (Reynolds) Tilley. She had taught school for more than 30 years in New Lisbon and Mount Vision.
She was a member of Lena Grange for nearly 50 years and for many years had served as a 4-H Club leader.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Angie Skellie of Cooperstown, RD 3; two brothers, Lynn and Glenn Tilley of Mount Vision; three nephews; five nieces and several cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, November 24, from the Mount Vision Baptist Church, with the Rev. Philip Pitcher, pastor of the Rev. Philip Pitcher, pastor of the Milford Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Mount Vision Cemetery.




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tilyou, Frank 1860-1948 Franklin Obituary

Tilyou, Frank 1860-1948 Franklin Obituary

Frank Tilyou Is Dead at 87

Frank Tilyou, 87, a retired farmer, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl L. Bowers, 12 Chester St.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Sunday at the Howard Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. George Thomson, pastor of the Main Street Baptist Church, officiating. The body will be placed in a vault at Franklin Cemetery and burial will be later in Masonville.
Mr. Tilyou was born in the Town of Norwich on Aug. 18, 1860, the son of John C. and Jane Tilyou. Survivors are his wife, Harriet Tilyou; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Alger, Unadilla RD, and Mrs. Bowers, with whom he made his home; one son, Fenimore Tilyou, 39 Ceperley Ave.; a niece, Mrs. Maude Wylie, Binghamton; eight grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Tilyou would have marked their 64th wedding anniversary Friday.

Date of death Feb. 6, 1948 according to Harriet's obituary.

Tilyou, Harriet S. 1853-1948 Franklin Obituary

Tilyou, Harriet S. 1853-1948 Franklin Obituary

Harriet Tillyou Is Dead at 94

Mrs. Harriet S. Tillyou, 94, died 9:30 a. m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Bowers, 12 Chester St.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Howard Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial will be in Masonville.
Mrs. Tilyou was born in Putnam County, Connecticut, Oct. 20, 1853, and moved here at the age of five. On Dec. 31, 1870, she married Jerome Fuller of Masonville. Mr. Fuller died Sept. 25, 1873.
On Feb. 13, 1884, she married Frank Tilyou of Masonville. He died Feb. 6, 1948. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Masonville and Mount Vision. In 1918 she moved to Ilion and was an active member of the First Baptist Church there.
She is survived by three children, Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Lewis Alger of Unadilla, and Fenimore Tilyou of 39 Ceperley Ave.; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one great great grandchild.


Addendum: Tillyou is spelled two ways in this clipping. I believe the correct spelling is Tilyou.  May 1948 is handwritten on the newspaper clipping from the Mary Boice Gale Collection.


Harriet Tillyou Funeral Held

Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Harriett Tillyou, 12 Chester St. at Howard Funeral Chapel in Franklin.
The Rev. Geroge Thompson, pastor of Oneonta Main Street Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Masonville. Grandsons of Mrs. Tillyou who acted as bearers were: Fenimore, Percival and Bryson Bowers, and Bivan Tillyou.
Friends and relatives were in attendance from Oneonta, Norwich, Binghamton, Franklin, Unadilla, Gilbertsville, South New Berlin and Schenectady.