Monday, March 25, 2013

Card, Pearl M. (Barton) 1886-1960 Gilbertsville Obituary

Card, Pearl M. (Barton) 1886-1960 Gilbertsville Obituary

Pearl M. Card

Mrs. Pearl M. Card, 73, a former telephone operator in Gilbertsville
for 35 years, died Saturday at the home of her son, Roland Card of Oneonta.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday, February 29 in the Bookout Funeral Home, the Rev. Ronald Tryon, pastor, Gilbertsville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial in Brick Schoolhouse Cemetery, Garrattsville, at a later date.
Mrs. Card was born Sept. 12, 1886, in Hartwick, the daughter of Adelbert and Amelia (Foote) Barton. She retired two years ago because of ill health after working as a telephone operator in Gilbertsville, 35 years. She had lived in Oneonta for the past four months.
She was a member of the Gilbertsville Baptist Church, past matron of the Butternuts Chapter of OES, and Women's Relief Corps of Gilbertsville.
She is survived by two sons, Roland of Oneonta and Harold of Burbank, Calif.; one sister Mrs. Luella Galusha, Canajoharie, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bookhoout funeral Home at their convenience.

Find A Grave Memorial for Pearl M. Card 

Addendum: She was married to William Ray Card.

1910 Census lists: Living in Syracuse
W. Ray Card 22
Pearl 24
Roland 9/12

1920 Census: Pearl is listed as a sister in law in Edmeston household.
Pearl 34
Harold 8

1925 Census: Butternuts, N. Y. (later Gilbertsville)
Pearl 39
Roland B. 15
Harold A. 14

1930 Census: Butternuts, N. Y.
Pearl 44
Roland B. 20
Harold A. 18

1940 Census: Gilbertsville, NY
Pearl 54, listed as divorced, Head operator
Harold A. 29


  1. Do you know when Pearl was a member of the Eastern Star?

  2. Do you know when Pearl was a member of the Eastern Star?