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BUTLER, Leroy Bernard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Butler, 1121 1/2 Charles St., died this morning. He is survived by his parents and two sisters, Eleanor and Patricia. The body is at the Wilson funeral home. Other announcements later. Elmira Star-Gazette. July 20, 1940. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
(Darby) Mrs. Susan T. - The funeral of Mrs. Susan T. Darby was held from the home yesterday at 1:30 o'clock and at Woodlawn Chapel at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. H. A. Hannah of Trinity Church officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. The pall bearers were LeRoy Adams, Howard Adams, Harry Adams and Harry Bright. "Advertiser". No date. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
(Davis) Mrs. Josephine CHAPLIN Davis, a sister of Mrs. George Blake of Elmira, died Friday at the family home, 32 Henry St., Binghamton. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p. m. Burial in the Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette. March 31, 1934. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
DONAHUE, Michael, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donahue of Grand Central Ave. died last night at 11:25 o'clock of bronchitis, aged 6 months. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the house at 2:30 p. m. Elmira Gazette and Free Press. Nov. 21, 1903. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
EDMINSTER, Rufus K. died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock at the family home in East Corning. The deceased was a member of one of the oldest families in Chemung Co. and had been ill for several months. He is survived by his widow, Rachael Edminister; a son, John S., and three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Bennett, Mrs. Susan Sly and Mrs. Angeline Mosher, all of Horseheads. The funeral will be held Sat. at 3 p. m. at the family home in East Corning. "Advertiser". No date. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
EGGETT-Death of Mrs. O.H.P. Kinney-It is with great sorrow that we have to record the death of Mrs. Mary Eggett Kinney, wife of the late Hon. O.H.P.Kinney, which occurred at her residence on East Broad street at 6:19 Thursday evening, May 13, 1886. She had been in declining health for nearly two years, caused by an internal cancer, and had been obliged to keep her bed most of the time for the past eighteen months. She has been a great sufferer but has borne her afflictions without a murmur and died as she had lived, a true CHristian and beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was born in London, England, April 26, 1822 and came to this country with her parents when but three years old, and early in life settled in this valley, most of her life having spent in Sheshequin, Towanda and Waverly. She was a Spriitualist of unswerving faith, of a very social disposition, a fine conversationalist, and enjoyed the company of her friends in a marked degree. In health she weighed nearly or quite two hundred pounds but the ravages of disease and long suffering had reduced her to a mere skeleton of her former self. She leaves three sons, all of whom reside at the homestead and have been with her during her long illness, ministering to her every want, making it easier for her to withstand her afflictions and cause the sands of life to move more peacefully on. The funeral will be held from the residence at 3 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Lyman C. Howe, of Fredonia, to officiate. Her remains will be laid beside those of her husband in Forest Home Cemetery. Waverly Free Press-May 15, 1886 Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
ERWAY - MRS. PERRY KEVERLINE Ulysses, Pa- Mrs. Pruda Erway Keverline, 73, died at her home in Harrison Valley Wednesday. She is survived by her husband, Perry; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Erway of Owego, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. A former school teacher, Mrs. Keverline was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 33 of Westfield and of Harrison Grange, No. 1203., Potter County Pomona Grange and the state and national granges. The body is at the Kear-Hamilton Funeral Home here where friends may call and where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Richard Herritt will officiate and burial will be in White's Corners Cemetery. Submitted by Kelly Kimball 
GAY - Edmund W. GAY of 229 W. Third St. (Corning) died Wed. April 23, 1997 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Emergency Unit. He was born in Elmira, NY, the son of Walter and Anna MANTELL Gay. A lifetime resident of the Elmira-Corning area, and a graduate of St. Mary's Elementary School in Elmira, Elmira Southside High and Brooklyn Polytec in NYC. Ed and Helen Elizabeth CONDON were married June 29, 1946 in St. Mary's Church, Corning. He was employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC and during World War II he served with the USA Criminal Investigation Dept. stationed in the India Burma Theater (1942-45). Ed received the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal. Following the service he was employed with the U. S. Postal Dept. working in Binghamton, Elmira and Corning, retiring in 1975 with 32 years service. A member of Corning Painted Post Roman Catholic Community attending St. Mary's Church, The Holy Name Society and the Sacred Heart League. He was also a member of the Willow Creek Country Club. Surviving: his wife, Helen of 50 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Edmund L. and Mary L. Gay of Portland, OR., Michael T., and Diane K. Gay of Atlanta, GA, John P. and Cheryl C. Gay of Dallas TX; three granddaughters, Kristen, Tracey, and Emily Gay and three grandsons, Edmund, Matthew and Brian Gay. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St. Corning, Friday, April 25, 1997 from 4-7 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Sat. April 26, 1997 at o AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Church. Rev. Michael Brown, celebrant. Committal Prayers and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations appreciate to All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
GRAVES - Mrs. Fred Potter died at the family home Friday forenoon, March 1, 1907, at 8 o'clock, of peritonitis, after a ten days' illness. She was a patient sufferer, remaining constantly cheerful with no thought apparently of self, only anxiety for the welfare of those who were ministering and unceasing in their care and devotion for their loved one. Realizing that she was going to die she summoned the members of the family to her bedside and bade them good-bye, assuring them that "all was well with her." Conscious to the last, she passed from this life peacefully. Serena Graves Potter was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Graves. She was born in Elkland December 26, 1864, and has resided here nearly all her life. During Rev. S. H. Moon's pastorate she united with the Presbyterian Church, and has been a consistent member ever since. On September 5, 1904, she was united in marriage to Fred Potter. By her quiet, unobtrusive manner she won her way into the hearts of all who knew her intimately, and her sad and untimely death comes as a severe blow to a lare circle. The family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. Besides her husband she leaves a little daughter, Lucille, aged 13 months, an aged father and mother, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held from the home Monday at 2 p.m., and were largely attended by relatives and sympathizing friends. Rev. W. F. Colelough officiated, taking his text from St. John II. 11:25-26. A profusion of beautiful floral offerings completely covered the casket. Burial was in Highland cemetery. Those from out of town in attendance were: Mrs. R. Brown and son Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Wythe, Mrs. Fred Longwell of Corning; Mrs. J. B. Kent and daughter Lulu of Elmira; Mortimer Potter and sons Lewis and Bert Potter and wife of Middlebury; Mr. and Mrs. Emmons of Knoxville. From Sharon Elliott from the Elkland Journal March 07, 1907 
GREATSINGER-Mrs. Eleanor McDowell, widow of the late Daniel McDowell, died at he home on Chemung street, on Saturday evening, June 26th, after an illness of several months, aged sixty-two years. Mrs. McDowell was the daughter of William Greatsinger, one of the pioneer settlers of Chemung County, and lived on Baldwin creek, in the town of Elmira. She had resided in this village for may years, and by her many Christian traits and womanly virtues, had endeared herself to a large circle of relatives and friends. She leaves four children, three daughters and one son, via: Mrs. W.S. Haven, Shreveport, La., Mrs. W.R. Nicol, Llaududno, Wales, Miss Fannie McDowell of this village and Robert McDowell, Bound Brook, N.J. The funeral was held from the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. J.O. Woodruff, officiating. The interment was made in Forest Home cemetery. Waverly Free Press-July 3, 1886 Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
(Hodges) Mrs. Edna Hodges, late of Montour Falls, died unexpectedly of an apoplectic seizure at the family home Friday night. She is survived by her husband, Eugene HODGES and a daughter, Margaret. The funeral will be held in the family home on Genesee St., Montour Falls, Monday at 2 p. m. Burial in the Montour Falls Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette. March 31, 1934. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
HOGABOOM, Charles Edward, late of 807 Laurel St. The funeral was held at 2:30 p. m. today at the family home. The Rev. I. J. SHAFER officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Elmira Star-Gazette. March 31, 1934. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
KIMBLE - James Kimble of Post Creek died Tuesday (December 12, 1950) at 11:55 p.m. after a serious illness of three weeks, at the home of his son, Amos at Post Creek. He was born September 7, 1861, the son of Brant and Jane Smalley Kimble and was married to the former Debbie Smalley we died 55 years ago. Mr. Kimble owned and operated his own farm near Big Flats for 45 years before moving with his son. Surviving members of his family are two sons, Amos of Post Creek and Brant Whin Kimble of Camillus, one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Webber of Waterloo, 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Carpenter Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ferenbaugh Cemetery. The Rev. O. T. Travis, pastor of Beaver Dams Methodist Church, officiating. (The Evening Leader, Corning, NY, Dec. 13, 1950) (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

KOHLER, Norman V., 52, of 6 W. St. NW. Washington, D. C. Tuesday night, Mar. 2, 1943. Survived by wife, Mrs. Helena HARRINGTON Kohler, formerly of Elmira; Carl and Clarence KOHLER, York, PA., brothers. Mrs. Kohler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrington, former Elmirans. Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Tuck and son, Richard of Kingsbury Ave. are in Washington for the funeral. Mrs. Tucker is a sister of Mrs. Kohler. Elmira newspaper. March 5, 1943. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
MALLOY, The funeral of James Malloy will be held at the family home in Horseheads Sat. at 9:30 a. m. and at St. Mary's Church in Horseheads at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. "Advertiser". No date. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
PERRIGO - Mrs. Ida Mae Ostrander of 1526 Grand Central Avenue, Elmira, died in Elmira Friday. A native of Chambers, she was the daughter of John and LaVina Beecher Perrigo. She was the widow of Adelbert Ostrander and and for many years resided at Coopers. She was a member of the Coopers Plains Methodist Church and a life member of its Women's Foreign Missionary Society at the time she resided in Coopers. Surviving are: two sons, Hobart of Horseheads and Earl C. of Penn Yan; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home Home, Elmira, where friends are invited to call this evening and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. The funeral will be conducted there Monday at 10 a.m. by Rev. Augustus N. Peckham, pastor of the Horseheads Methodist Church. Burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery. From the Corning Evening Leader 12/28/1956 submitted by Kelly Kimball 
R.N. - October 31, 1907 issue of the Elkland Journal: A bill will be introduced in the legislature at its next session will providfe that the letters "R.N.", when written after a young woman's name, will mean that she is a registered nurse - as "M.D." signifies a doctor of medicine. The letters "R.N." will be letters of introduction and recommendation whey they are duly legalized. Submitted by Sharon Elliott 
READY, Thomas P., son of James READY, of this village (Waverly), died Friday morning of consumption at Utica, where he had been taken for medical treatment, aged 25 years. His remains were bought to his home on Erie St. Friday night. His funeral was held Monday morning at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Martin Ryan officiating. He was a member of Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians, the members of which attended the funeral in a body. The deceased was a telegraph operator and until incapacitated from work by illness had charge of the Erie railroad signal tower at the McMaster street crossing. Unnamed Owego newspaper. January 20, 1898. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
REYNOLDS, Jacob O., 68, manager of the A. F. Williams store, Corning, and one of Corning's oldest businessmen, died Thursday, July 18, 1940. In poor health for several months, Mr. Reynolds had been on leave of absence from his duties that started 50 years ago in the J. R. Rose store, Hornell. He was a member of Corning Lodge, 1071 BPOE, and the First Baptist church of Corning. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Cafferty of Appalachin. Elmira Star-Gazette. July 20, 1940. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> 
SMITH - Jud Smith Dies at His Home in Wellsburg The death of another prominent Chemung county citizen occurred last night. Jud Smith, a resident of Wellsburg, died at his home in that village. Mr. Smith was born in the town of Southport, now Ashland, this county, April 14, 1818, and was the fourth son of Solomon and Julia Smith. Jud Smith began life as a farmer at an early age, in connection with other business interests, such as running oil, grist, saw, plaster, carding and cloth mills, and hotel proprietor, with which his father was identified during his lifetime. He was married January 26, 1849 to Rebecca Mathews, daughter of James Mathews, of Southport, now Ashland; to them were born five chicdren, but one of whom is living, Emma, who is married and resides in Ashland. Mr. Smith was, in politics, a thorough Democrat, and was chosen to several important offices which he filled with credit to himself and the people. He had served as supervisor several terms and was elected sheriff in 1867, making a capital officer. The deceased had a wide reputation and many friends. He was an upright, honorable gentleman whom all respected and his death will be mourned by a large number.-Elmira Star Gazette, 22- reprinted in the Waverly Free Press-March 27, 1886 Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 

WEAVER - Big Flats-The death of Miss Katie Weaver occurred this morning at her home in Big Flats following a lingering illness. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home here, where services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. O. J. Stevens of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Big Flats will officiate and burial will be made in Post Creek. Miss Weaver was the daughter of Lewis and Sally Ann (Temple) Weaver and she had lived in this community for the last seven years. She had always resided in Steuben County. Survivors include a brother Edward of Big Flats and several nieces and nephews. (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

WHITE - ROSE MARGARET WHITE - Wellsboro, Pa- Rose Margaret White, 27, died Saturday, at Elwyn. She was born July 12, 1929, at Blossburg, the daughter of Harry and Laura Butler White. She is survived by three sisterss, Margaret, Nellie, and Marion White of Little Marsh; six brothers, Kenneth of Hopewell, N. J.; Clarence and Francis of Little Marsh, Fred of Whitneyville, Edward of Mansfield, and George of Westfield,and grandfather William White of Wellsboro, RD 4. Funeral services were held at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home Wednesday, the Rev. Roy McCaffery of the Whitneyville Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Niles Valley cemetery. Submitted by Kelly Kimball 



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