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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>
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
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
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
(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>
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,
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,
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>
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
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
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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