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DALRYMPLE MISS HANNAH DALRYMPLE Miss Hannah Dalrymple, a life long resident of the Town of Southport, died this morning at 5:34 o’clock at the home of her brother, Ephriam Dalrymple, on South Broadway, near Bulkhead. Miss Dalrymple had been a president of the Beecher Central W. C. T. U. and at the time of her death was the vice-president of that society. The decedent was one of the leading temperance workers of the Southern Tier for many years and was highly respected. Miss Dalrymple also was a life-long member of the South Presbyterian Church of Southport Corners. She is survived by two half sisters, Mrs. Anna Smith of Seeley Creek and Mrs. Mary Rowlee of Bend, Oregon. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 o’clock. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 9 1923)
DAVEY MRS. MARY MONKS Mrs. Mary Monks, aged 35, died at 8 o’clock this morning at the family home, 516 West Washington Avenue, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Edward C. Monks; one son Clarence Walter, aged 12 years; and a daughter Marion Louise aged nine years; also by her mother Mrs. Arletta Davey of Poughkeepsie; three sisters, Mrs. A. G. Winters of Poughkeepsie, Mrs. Bertha Ruggles of this city, Mrs. Helen Baker, Portland, Oregon; one brother, William Davey; and by her aunt, Mrs. Martha Helm of Seeley Creek. The deceased was a member of North Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife and mother and was of an unusually sunny and pleasing disposition which endeared her to a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the home, the Rev. Herbert Harris will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 19, 1918)
DAVIS MRS. DELAPHINE BOLD Mrs. Delaphine Bold died this morning at 3 o’clock at the family home at Christian Hollow, aged seventy-one years. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Hattie Paine of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Lina ?(unreadable) and Mrs. Charles Wheeler of Elmira; two brothers Norman Davis of Christian Hollow and D. F. Davis of Gillett, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home. Burial in the Christian Hollow Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb 16, 1923)
DeGRAW MRS. LIZZIE D. LEWIS Mrs. Lizzie DeGraw Lewis died Sunday night at 9:30 o’clock at the family home at Gillett, Pa., aged sixty-four years. She is survived by a son Frederick J. of Gillett; a daughter, Mrs. Jennie B. Tratt of Wellsburg; a sister, Mrs. Ida Woodard of Bradford, Pa.; two brothers, Charles of Elmira and Jedicha DeGraw of Bentley Creek. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the family home in Gillettt, Pa. and willdbe private. The Rev. Mr. Hogg of New Alfany, Pa. will officiate. Burial in the`Gillett Cemetery. Friends may call at the home before the funeral. (handwritten on article Mar 30 1924)
DeGRAW Charles DeGraw, 76, of Sebring Avenue, died Sunday evening. He is survived by two sons, Charles C. Jr., and Jay S. both of Elmira; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Honeck of Rochester, Mrs. Fred VanOrnsdale of Lewiston, Ia., Mrs. Matt Mathewson of Lewiston, Ia., and Mrs. William Stevens of Hornell; also one brother Jepther DeGraw of Fassett, Pa. The remains repose in the Holly funeral home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. S. Bacon will officiate. Burial in the Cayuta Cemetery. (handwritten on article July 12, 1931)
DeWATERS York H. DeWaters, aged fifty-three years, died at his home in Southport, Sunday morning, after a long illness, with Bright’s Disease. He bore his suffering with great patience, waiting and hoping for his release, expressing entire resignation to the will of the Lord. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. Nellie Harris of Pennsylvania Avenue, Stella and York, at home; one sister Mrs. Thomas Rhodes of West First Street, and his aged mother. A loving husband and father, a kind neighbor and friend has gone. The funeral was largely attended from his late residence Tuesday afternoon. (handwritten on article Jan 22 1899)
DeWATERS DEWATERS Dewaters- Martha B. widow of the late Lewis DeWaters, Tuesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Rhodes of West First Street, aged eighty years. Funeral from the house, Thursday. (handwritten on article Mar 27 1900)
DRAKE BERT DRAKE Bert Drake a former resident of Seeley Creek, died September 29 at the family home at Malvern, Pa. of black diphtheria. The decedent was forty years old and spend the greater part of his life at Seeley Creek. He is survived by his widow, and son Earl at Melvern, Pa.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Drake of Seeley Creek and three brothers, Archie, William and Ernest Drake of Seeley Creek. The funeral was held at Melvern, Pa. (handwritten on article Sept 29, 1914)
EATON DELOS EATON Delos Eaton, aged seventy-five years died Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the family home in Pine city. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillie Eaton; three sons, Frank of Elmira; John of Montana and Walter of Pine City; one sister, Miss Florence Eaton of Elmira. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 o’clock at the home and at 2 o’clock at the Webb Mills Church. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec. 19 1920)
EATON ELEAZER N. EATON Eleazer N. Eaton died Friday night at 9:24 o’clock at the family home in Pine City, aged sixty-six years. He is survived by three daughters, Miss Cora Eaton of Elmira; Ora and Dorothy of Pine City; two sons, William and Budd Eaton of Pine City; two sisters, Miss Florence Eaton of Elmira; Mrs. Della Russell of Massachusetts; three brothers, Allen and Delos of wells, Pa. and Almond of Leona, Pa. The funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m., at the Pine City Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Ripley will officiate and burial will be in Webb Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb 7, 1913)
EDSALL MRS. MELVA E. HAM Mrs. Melva Edsall Ham died at the family home at Christian Hollow Sunday night at 12 o’clock, after an extended illness, aged seventy-two years. She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia M., at home; a son, John C., of Pine City; three grandchildren, Gordon C., Bernice M., and Ruth E. Ham of Pine City. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial in the Christian Hollow cemetery. (handwritten on article June 5 1921)
EDSALL DIED AT MILLERTON The “Evening Star” has been requested to reprint the following from the Millerton Advocate: Mrs. Wellen Miller, whose critical illness was noted in our local column last week, died Saturday night, Feb. 8th, of typhoid pneumonia, aged nearly eighty-four years. Mrs. Millers maiden name was Sally Ann Edsall, and she was a sister of William Edsall of Kelly Hill. Her family, as well as that of her husband, Wellen Miller, show death occurred about nine years ago, were pioneers of this region, residing here since its earliest settlement. Deceased’s earlier years were full of hardships incident to life in an almost trackless wilderness, and she was a most worthy helpmeet to her sturdy husband in overcoming the many difficulties of such an existence and establishing a home that in later life was one of substantial comfort and enjoyment. A woman of strong character and personality, she was exceptionally charitable and benevolent, and being in perfect accord with her husband in this as in other respect
EDSALL Millerton, Pa., July 20—the death of Mrs. Gideon E. Corwin occurred at her home here yesterday morning at 7:34 o’clock. She was fifty-two years old and had been an invalid for the last twelve years. She is survived by her husband, G. E. Corwin, one son Jay of Millerton; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Shepard and Mrs. R. T. Elwood of Elmira, and Mrs. Charles Mitchell of Painted Post; also her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Edsall and one brother Damon Edsall of Millerton; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Kinner of Elmira and Mrs. M. H. Baker of Pine City. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, burial to be in Millerton Cemetery. (handwritten on article July 29, 1909)
ELDRED DR. JOHN E. ELDRED A Well-Known Elmira Physician Passes Away - Dr. John E. Eldred,one of Elmira’s best known physicians, died last Monday at his home, No. 212 South Main Street, aged fifty-four years. For six weeks past he had been suffering with acute liver and stomach trouble and the end had been unwillingly seen for some time past by the family and the many friends whom he had gathered about him, during his twenty-three well-spent years in this city. Dr. Eldred was born at Lock Haven, Pa., September 10, 1845, and in 1861 entered the Pennsylvania State College of Agriculture, from which he graduated in 1865.$Previous to this, however, in 1864, he entered the first Pennsylvania battalion and saw service in the rebellion. From 1867 to 1869 he attended the medical department of the Unmversity of Pennsylvania, having first had two years’ experience in a drug store and in reading medicine and, securing his diploma, he settled at Lock Haven, where he remained until his removal to this city in 1876. Establi
ELLISON NATHANIEL H. ELLISON Nathaniel H. Ellison, an employee of the Postal Telegraph Company, died of bronchial pneumonia, at the home of his brother, in Wells, Pa., aged sixty-one years. His brother, Grant S., Ellison, at whose home he died is the only near surviving relative. The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church in Pine City., Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Pittman will officiate. Burial in the Pine City Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar. 15, 1920)
ERNEST MATCH IGNITES BABY’S DRESS; DIES OF BURNS Goldie, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Ernest of the Christian Hollow Road, died about 10 p.m. Monday from burns received Monday afternoon when her clothing became ignited from a match. The child was playing in the rear yard of her home, found a match and lighted it. Before aid could be summoned the baby had been badly burned. A brother, William, who was in the house, ran to the John Comfort home for assistance when he saw the infant’s blazing attire. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by A. L. Adams of 508 Pennsylvania Avenue, who was visiting at the Comfort home. Goldie’s parents and most of her 10 brothers and sisters were in Elmira at the time.
ERNEST GOLDIE VIOLA ERNEST Goldie Viola Ernest, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Ernest of the Christian Hollow Road, Pine City died at 10 o’clock Tuesday evening in Elmira of burn injuries. She was two years and four months old. Besides her parents she is survived by five brothers, Grant, Edward, William, George and Earl; four sisters, Grace, Elsie, Erma and Pearl, all at home. The remains repose in the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article Oct 13, 1931)
EVERETT FRANK EVERETT Frank Everett, a meat cutter who was employed at C. H. Messing’s Meat Market on South Broadway about five years, died in this city Thursday morning after an illness of several months. He is survived by a half-brother, Peter Barto of Potter County, Pa. The decedent was a former resident of Millerton, Pa., and was a member of the Millerton Lodge I.O.O.F. The remains were removed to Millerton, Pa., where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Burial was in the Millerton cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 2, 1913)
FELL MISS SARA FELL Miss Sara Fell formerly of Elmira, died in Denver, Colo., Feb. 20 of heart failure. The deceased is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Fell of Detroit, Mich, and Mrs. D. L. Vaughan of Elmira. The remains were brought to this city this morning. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock at the home of Mrs. D. L. Vaughn on West Hill about four miles out of Elmira. Rev. Eli Pittman will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article 1907)
FELL The death of William Fell occurred at his residence in the extreme eastern portion of this township, Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock. Mr. Fell was quite prominent in politics of the town, he being elected assessor at the November election and had not yet entered upon the duties of his office. He is survived by his wife and son, Leon. The funeral was held from his late residence, Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. The interment was in Woodlawn. The ceremonies were conducted by Mr. Eastman. (handwritten on article Mar 7, 1900)
FERGUSON (1) The Rev. Coleson E. Ferguson, pastor of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal church, died at his home 708 West Water Street, last evening at 8:30 o’clock from an attack of uremic poisoning. The attack first became noticeable at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon on his return from a meeting in the church near the Reformatory. He was accompanied in a buggy by Mrs. J. J. Lamouree of Carrs Corners, whom Mr. Ferguson frequently took part way home from the church meetings. Mrs. Lamouree noticed that Mr. Ferguson allowed his horse to ramble away from the road, and she took the reins. From that time on she was compelled to hold him up to keep him in the wagon. She drove all the way home with him, and there he was assisted from the wagon by members of his family. Medical Aid waw summoned, but to no avail, and he died in a few hours. At the church several of the members had noticed his hand stiffen and he rubbed it several times to ward off numbness. Prior to this he had felt ill at times. Several times he had had nose bleed an
FERGUSON (2) cont. Eight days ago the Rev. Mr. Ferguson passed his seventieth birthday. He had been pastor of several churches in this city, and had an enviable record in his work. During the years he had been pastor of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church he had paid off the church debt of $3,400 and the church is now in a healthy condition. He was born in Bradford county, June 7, 1843. Following his theological course, his first call was to the Centenary church in this city. He helped to remove the debt of that church at that time, and afterwards was pastor of a church at Lowman, later building one at Wellsburg. He later solicited $500 for the Riverside church and thus became one of its founders. When the village of Elmira Heights was in its infancy, he founded the Oakwood avenue Methodist church and helped in the erection of its building, leaving the church without debt. Afterwards he became pastor of the Pennsylvania avenue church, where he served eight years with great success. He cleared up all the debts of this church 
FERGUSON (3) cont. Mr. Ferguson had hundreds of friends in the city who will regret to learn of his death. He has worked hard in the interests of his several congregations, and had made a place in the hearts of every one with whom he came in contact. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Carr, one brother, William H. Ferguson and one sister, Mrs. James Irving of Binghamton. Funeral arrangements will be made later. The funeral will be held Friday at 11:20 a.m. Interment will be in Pine Valley. (handwritten on article June 17 1913)
FERREN Mrs. Emma Ferren Hilton. The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the family home in the Town of Veteran. The Rev. Horace Pittman of Millport officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. (handwritten on article Thurs., July 9, 1931)
FISK WILLIAM LOVELL FISK Diphtheria has once more added to the untimely list of those who have succumbed to this dreaded disease, William Lovell Fisk, was prostrated last Sunday with an attack of quinsy, as supposed, and as he was a subject of that ailment, he was treated accordingly; but last evening Dr. Gregory diagnosed the case as diphtheria. The patient was then greatly reduced in strength. This forenoon at half past eleven the end came suddenly as so often is the case with diphtheria. The deceased was a son of the late Sanford Fisk, a well known farmer of the town of Veteran, but who died about a year ago at his home in Elmira. The son was thirty years old and had always lived at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lovell, for they were very fond of him. He attended the Elmira schools, and graduated from the Academy. He was associated with Mr., Lovell as manager of his wholesale tobacco business on upper West Second Street. Harry A. Fisk and Fred E. Fisk, both well known in the cit
FISK WILLIAM LOVELL FISK Quietly and with only the immediate family as witnesses the funeral of the late William Lovell Fisk took place this morning at 11 o’clock, just twenty-four hours after death from diphtheria. The body of the young man was borne from the home to hearse and thence to the graveside at Woodlawn by member of the family. There were no stated pallbearers, no home service, no outside attendants-for there could be none. At the place of interment. Rev. S. E. Eastman offered a simple prayer service and the sadly suddenly tragedy was ended except for those so cruelly saddened by its suddenness-they are mourning now. A sad sequel to the death of this young husband and father is the serious illness of the little baby daughter who was in convulsions all of last night, causing a ceaseless virgil on the part of those already bereaved. The little one has not diphtheria, but is so frail that it will be a wonder if she can survive. (handwritten on article Dec 19050
FLANAGAN SISTER LORETTA MARIE Sister Loretta Marie (Margaret Flanagan) died in Chicago Sunday, April13, 1931. Sister Loretta Marie was a graduate nurse of the Philadelphia General Hospital, and did private nursing for a period of five years, during which time she qualified for service as a nurse at the San Francisco Exposition. In 1915 she entered the order of St. Joseph as a nurse and began her training to become a Sister in St. Louis, Mo., serving in that capacity in various hospitals in this order, until the time of her death. She was in charge of the Hospital For Friendless Children in Chicago. She is survived by three brothers, William J. Flanagan of Elmira, James of Miami, Fla., Edward of Chicago, and a sister Mrs. S. F. Hartnett of Buffalo. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago. 
FORCE HENRY D. FORCE The death of Henry D.Force occurred at his home, 517 West Second Street, Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was seventy-four years of age and is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Ketchum, of Antrim, Pa., and Mrs. G. W. Sloat of this city, and one brother J. D. Force who resides in Bath. Mr. Force was constable for a number of years past and was a veteran of the Civil War, being a former member of Fitch post, G.A.R. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house, the Rev. Dr. David Keppel officiating. The interment will be in Woodlawn and the funeral arrangements are in charge of Funeral Director A. S. Campbell of Hubbell’s. (handwritten on article Feb. 13, 1901)
GATES MRS. ABBIE J. COMBS Mrs. Abbie J. Combs died Friday at the home near Gillett, Pa., aged fifty-six years. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. P. P. Purple of this city, Mrs. M. J. Birney of Montour Falls, Mrs. C. A. Wood of Sayre, Pa., Miss Lena Combs at home; four sons, Charles of Elmira, Roy of Sayre, Fred and Frank at home; two brothers James D. Gates of Gillett, Pa., and William Gates of Olean. The funeral will be held at the Christian Hollow school house at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, following a prayer service at 1:30 o’clock at the home. Burial will be in Christian Hollow Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 12, 1909)
GIBBS LYMAN GIBBS Dundee, Nov. 23 – The funeral of Lyman Gibbs was held Tuesday afternoon from his home in Barrington, the Rev. John Rooney officiating. Burial was made in Lake View Cemetery, Penn Yan. He was 60 years of age and was born on the old homestead farm at Barrington and had always lived there. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Barrington. He leaves his widow, Mrs. May Gibbs, and one daughter, Mrs. E. H. Axtell all of Barrington; one brother Calmond Gibbs, Torrey; also one grandchild. (handwritten on article Nov 20 1926)
GIBBS WELL-TO-DO FARMER EXPIRES OF FEVER Dundee, Oct 27—Charles Gibbs, a framer residing in the town of Barrington about five miles west of this village, died at his home there early Wednesday morning of catarrahal fever, of which he had been ill about two weeds. Mr. Gibbs was 47 years old and had always resided in the town, following the occupation of farmer. He leaves a widow, two children Miss Ida and Glenn Gibbs; also two brothers, Almond and Lyman, both of whom reside in the town of Barrington. The funeral will be held from the home Friday forenoon at 11 o’clock and the burial will be held in the Lakeview Cemetery at Penn Yan. (handwritten on article Oct 26, 1910)
GILBERT OLIVER H. GILBERT Oliver H. Gilbert, a traveling salesman of Pine City, died at the home of his brother, E. D. Gilbert at Riverside, N.Y., last Friday. The decedent was a son of John Gilbert and Sallie Allen Gilbert, and was born at Wirt, July 22, 1844. He is survived by his widow, two children Alvah H. and Winifred’ one stepdaughter, Mrs. Blanch Worman of New York; two brothers, e. P.Gilbert of Wellsville, and one sister, Mrs. Melissa Wightman. Mr. Gilbert was an honorary member of Washington Lodge, No. 21 F. and A.M. The funeral was held in Wellsville on Sunday December 22. Burial was made in Canisteo. (handwritten on article 1912)
GOBLE AN APPRECIATION Harry D. Goble, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Carpenter and family express their thanks to the friends and neighbors for the use of automobiles, the beautiful floral contributions and the many kindnesses extended them, in their recent bereavement, the death of the beloved wife, daughter sister, Frances C. Goble. In God’s great plan some flowers are born to blossom forth to full maturity, others to open their petals just long enough to emit the fragrant perfume with which the Maker endow his most beautiful creations.The fair lily, the blushing rose, the dainty may-flower,-each has its duty to perform as God wills. The character of Frances Carpenter Goble could be no better symbolized than by the delicate flower which bloomed for but a day and in that time filled the atmosphere with sweetness and beauty. Just about to attain the age of twenty-four years, Frances, with characteristic cheerfulness and trust prepared to pass through the vale to perform the greatest sacrifice that love demands. But her s
GOLDEN Mrs. John Kelly died at the family home, 112 Fulton Street, early Sunday morning. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Joseph, John and Francis of Elmira; one sister, Miss Ella Golden, Milan, Pa.; and four brothers, Patrick and James Golden of Milan and Daniel and Thomas Golden of Elmira. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock at the home, and at 9 o’clock in the St. Mary church.(handwritten on article May 17, 1931)
GOODRICH O. D. GOODRICH M’Meara D. Goodrich, a grocer in Elmira many years, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, 764 Spaulding Street, aged sixty-six years. The decedent was born at Springfield, Bradford County, Pa., and his first store of A. B. Austin at Austinville, Bradford County, Pa. Later he was employed by Newberry, Peck & Co. at Troy, Pa. He returned to Austinville, Pa., and purchased the business and the Austin store in 1875. His close attention to business enabled him to accumulate the finds which gave him his business start. After a stay of about one year in Austinville, Mr. Goodrich sold his business to Hibberd & Young and removed to Elmira, March 31, 1876. He purchased an interest in the grocery firm of A. B. Austin & Co., whose store was located at the corner of Main and Water Streets, where the Werdenberg store is now located. Mr. Goodrich erected the three-story building on Main Street where the Elmira Arms Company is now logated. He occupied the building with his grocery business until the Elm
GORNEE MRS. CHARLES CONNOR Mrs. Lenna May Gornee Connor died unexpectedly Monday evening at the family home in Syracuse, aged thirty-six years. The decedent was born in Elmira and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gornee, residents of the Southside, until eight years ago, when she married Mr. Connor and they took up their residence in Syracuse. The decedent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Seely and Mrs. Erma Clark of this city, and a brother Charles Gornee of Whittier, Cal. The remains arrived in Elmira this morning and were removed to the home of Mrs. Nellie Seely 310 Mr. Zoar Street,, where the funeral will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m., the Rev. A. G. Cornwell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr 24, 1918)
GRAVES HENRY T. GRAVES Henry T. Graves, a former resident of Pine City many years, died Tuesday night at the family home 417 Balsam Street, aged eighty-four years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Flora Aber of this city and two sons, Moses Graves of Elmira and Frank Graves of Erin. The funeral will be held at the Harrington undertaking rooms Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Pine City Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb 24, 1914)
GRAVES FUNERAL IN BREESPORT Breesport, April 4—The funeral of the late Frank Graves was held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Fred Nightingale officiating. The Masons had charge of the committal service at the grave. (handwritten on article 1914)
GRAVES FRANK M. GRAVES Frank M. Graves, formerly of Breesport, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Norma Howe, at Erin, March 31, after an illness of several weeks. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Flora G. Aber and a brother Moses W. Graves both of Elmira. Mr. Graves was born at Pine City, N.Y., October 9, 1857, and was the son of Henry T. Graves who died February 25, aged eighty-five years. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Breesport Baptist Church, the Rev. Mr. Nightingale, the pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Hill Top Cemetery. The services at the grave were in charge of Southern Light Lodge F. & A.M. of Breesport. (handwritten on article Mar 31, 1914)
GREEN THOMAS GREEN Thomas Green, a former resident of Elmira, died Sunday in Binghamton, aged sixty-five years. The remains will be removed to the Harrington undertaking rooms in this city and the funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article Oct 15, 1916)
GREEN George W. Green, aged twenty-nine years, died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Green of 119 High Street. He is survived by his parents; two brothers Dell of this city, James E. of Iowa. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock at Harrington’s undertaking rooms. The Rev. Samuel E. Eastman will officiate. The body will be taken to Christian Hollow for burial. (handwritten on article Mar 8, 1909)
GRIDLEY(a) GRANDISON A. GRIDLEY DEAD The End Came Yesterday Morning After a Long and Busy Life After lying at the point of death for the past two weeks, each day believed by the loving home circle at the bedside to be his last, but sustained from day to day by the vigorous constitution and indomitable spirit which has long made him one of Elmira’s leading citizens,Grandison A. Gridley died at 1:30 o’clock yesterday morning, at the home of his son, Chares H. Gridley, No. 113 Walnut Street. Had he lived until Friday of this week he would have attained his eighty-second birthday. For the last two or three weeks, however, he had been slowly, but steadily, sinking under the weight of advancing years, and for the past few days had lain unconscious. Mr. Gridley is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Underhill, of East Aurora, and two sons, Charles H. and Leonard C. of this city. A man of courteous and genial address, he drew around him in his long business career a wide circle of faithful friends. Few men in Elmira wil
GRIDLEY(b) GRIDLEY(cont.) The deceased was born of Scotch ancestry at Cazenovia, N.Y., May 18, 1819. He was somewhat fortunate in his boyhood, as Ausburn Towner notes in a sketch of his life, published in his History of Chemung County, in living in a village noted in those days for it superior educational advantages, the Cazenovia seminary having long enjoyed an excellent reputation.In that institution he secured as good an education as was possible at that period, until he was sixteen years of age, when he left school permanently. His occurred in the same year with his father’s death, his mother dying in Elmira in 1849. At his father’s death he took up the tinner’s trade, and worked at it until 1840, when he came to Elmira, and in May of the following year opened a small shop and store on East Water Street. He began business in Elmira in company with Ephraim Davenport and Dwight Hackley, under the firm name of Hackley, Gridley & Co., and continued this for two years. Mr. Hackley then retired from the business, and the
GROVER WILLIAM H. GROVER William H. Grover, a well known and prominent farmer of the town of Southport in this county, died at his home this morning at 9 o’clock, aged sixty-one years. The deceased had started out to plow a field and when about half way across the road he turned around and fell to the ground. Death resulted from heart failure and Mr. Grover died instantaneously without a struggle. He was the son of the late Deacon Joseph H. Grover, one of the early settlers of this county and is survived by his widow, one son,Thad T. Grover, of Bayonne, N.J., and one brother Edward Grover. The deceased was also an uncle of C. Tracy Stagg and Harland T. Stagg of this city. Announcement of the funeral will be made later. (on article September 26, 1904)
GUNDERMAN MRS. ROWENA BOYNTON Mrs. Rowena Boynton died Friday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock at the home of her son George Boynton in Christian Hollow, aged 82 years. She is survived by three sons, George of Christian Hollow, Harry of Elmira, and Orr of Cayuta; a daughter Mrs. Marshall Carpenter of Christian Hollow; a sister Mrs. Julia Gray of Elmira; a brother Monroe Gunderman of Watkins; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of George Boynton. The Rev. A. M. Laird will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Aug 28 1925)
GUNDERMAN FRANK W. GUNDERMAN Frank W. Gundermen died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the family home, 105 Partridge Street, aged sixty-four years. He is survived by his widow, eight children, Mrs. J. B. Smith and Mrs. William Shaw of this city; Harold, Tracy, Alberta, Frances, Erma, and Walter at home; a brother Munroe Gunderman, of Watkins; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Gray of Lowman and Mrs. Rowena Boynon of this city. The funeral service will be held at the home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. (handwritten on article Nov 20, 1919)
GUSTIN MRS. EMER J. GORDON Mrs. Emer Jane Gordon, widow of James Gordon, died Monday at 10:45 p.m., at the family home at Pine City, aged eighty-one years. Mr. Gordon had been a resident of Pine City since 1876 and was a woman of sterling character who was highly respected by many friends. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Nattie G.Ham of Pine City; three grandchildren, Gordon, Bernice and Ruth Ham of Pine City; a sister, Mrs. C. T. Moore of Fassett, Pa.; three brothers, Daniel W. Gustin of Terra Haute,.Ind. andJesse N. Gustin of Gillett, Pa.; the funeral will be held at the family home, Friday at 1:30 o’clock. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr 21 1924)
HAIGHT WILLIAM L. HAIGHT William L. Haight, aged 75 years, of 406 Powell Street, died at a local hospital Saturday evening at 6 o’clock. He is survived by one brother, Jacob K. Haight of Elmira, and two sisters, Mrs. Abbie VanAtta of Waverly and Mrs. F. H. Wilbur of Johnson City. The funeral will be held at 406 Spaulding street Tuesday at 10:30 o’clock. The Rev. C. E. Fry will officiate. Interment in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. (handwritten on article Dec 16 1922)
HAIGHT JOAB HAIGHT Joab Haight, 73, of 230 Home Street, a former member of the Elmira police department under the late Chief Levi D. Little, died Friday at 5 p.m. He is survived by his widow, and two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Van Atta of Waverly, and Mrs. Fred Wilbur of Binghamton. The remains repose in the Wilson funeral home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. A. M. Laird will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Aug 10, 1928)
HAM JOHN C. HAM John C. Ham died this morning at 12:30 o’clock at the family home in Pine City, aged fifty-four years. He is survived by his widow, a son, Gordon; two daughters, Bernice M., and Ruthe E.; a sister, Mrs. Willis Lightizer, of Christian Hollow. The funeral will be held at the family home at Pine City., Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Mr. Burrows will officiate. (handwritten on article Jan 27 1922)
HAM Mrs. Martha Orilla Livings, wife of Clarence H. Livings of 269 W. Hudson St., died at 3:25 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 1939. Survivors besides her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Martha O’Brien of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, Earl W. of Montour Falls and Ray C. at home; one brother George Ham of Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. William E. Lee of Elmira and Mrs. Walter Frear, Chicago, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Livings was a member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church. The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral announcement later. (handwritten on article – born Mar 3, 1869)
HAMILTON AGED CATON MAN DEAD Caton, Dec. 1- James Hamilton died at his home on Kelly Hill in the town of Caton on Sunday afternoon, aged eighty-six years. He was a native of Scotland, and came to this country when a young man, and had lived in Caton for upward of half a century. He was a respected citizen. He leaves one son, Robert, of Caton. Deceased was an uncle of Col. Archie E. Baxter of Elmira and of Thomas and Henry M. Baxter of Corning. He was a grandfather of Charles R. Hope who was fatally injured recently while playing football at Canisteo. The funeral was held at the Kelly Hill school house, this afternoon. (handwritten on article 1903)
HAMM MRS. EMMA KEENEY Corning, Nov. 30- Mrs. Emma Keeney, died Tuesday evening at her home at 195 Bridge Street. Mrs. Keeney suffered a stroke of apoplexy and never fully regained consciousness. Mrs. Keeney came to Corning from Tioga, Pa., five months ago. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Homer Johnson of Penn Yan and Miss Louise Keeney at home, and one son, Mortimer Chauncey Keeney of Wellsboro, Pa.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Hamm of Tioga, Pa., and four sisters, Mrs. L. G. Davidson of Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Harry Claraedon of Tioga, Pa., Mrs. H. H. Hurd of Corning and Mrs. K. C. Hammond of Wellsboro, Pa. and one brother, Oscar Hamm of Stokesdale, Pa. (handwritten on article Nov. 27 1923)
HAMM HENRY M. HAMM Wellsboro, Jan. 27 – The funeral of Henry M. Hamm, who died at the home of his granddaughter Mrs. Earl Baker of Crooked Creek, Sunday was held Tuesday morning at the C. M. A. Church, following a short service at the home. Walter Baker officiated. Interment was made in the Sagetown Cemetery near Seeley Creek. The decedent was born Oct 12, 1855 at Caton, N.Y. In 1875 he married Addie Louise Graunis, who died Sept. 2, 1902. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Will Stremer of Corning, and one sister, Mrs. Josephine Cole, of Elmira. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren, also survive. (handwritten on article Jan 27 1928)
HAMM CHAUNCY HAMM Tioga, Feb. 20 – Mr. Chauncey Hamm, a lifelong resident of this place, died at his late home here, Tuesday afternoon at 8 o’clock after a long illness of heart disease. The funeral was held today. (handwritten on article born Dec. 14 1850 died Feb. 27 1924)
HAMMOND LAVERNE HAMMOND LaVerne Hammond of the town of Southport, died in this city Sunday afternoon, at 5:40 o’clock, aged seven years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Hammond; two brothers, James E. and Edwin W.; five sisters, Mrs. Glenn Blades of Avon, Laura, Emily An?(can’t read) and Beatrice at home. The remains will be removed this evening to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammond at South Creek, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Andrew Fulton will officiate and burial will be in the South Creek Cemetery. (handwritten on article July 27, 1913)
HAMMOND FRANK E. HAMMOND Frank E. Hammond, a former milk peddler in this city, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at the family home on the South Creek Road, near Bulkhead. The decedent was fifty-six years old and was born near Bulkhead, where he had passed the greater part of his life. He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. Glenn Blades, Mrs. Harry Cole, the Misses Emily, Beatrice and Anna , at home; two sons James and Edward at home. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. G. M. Whiting will officiate, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 31, 1920)
HARDY One of Elmira’s oldest residents died on Sunday last, of the person of James H. Hardy, who died at the Binghamton State Hospital at the advanced age of eighty-one years. The deceased had been an invalid in the hospital for several months, but the immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Mr. Hardy was born at Binghamton in 1821. He attended the public schools and completed his education at the Mannington Academy, near Friendsville, Susquehanna County, Pa., where he was a classmate of General Benjamin F. Tracy. He first taught school at Owego and later became principal of the Owego Academy. While teaching school he studied medicine, but never practiced his profession, and, coming to Elmira, he taught school here, being also on the of the original trustees of Elmira College. Removing to Michigan, he was elected sheriff of Mount Calm County, and at the expiration of his term went to Binghamton, where he completed the study of law, which he had taken up in the west. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, and co
HAVENS FRANK HAVENS The funeral of Frank Havens was held at the family home 1051 East Water Street today at 12 m. Burial was at Gillett, Pa. (handwritten on article Feb 1913)
HAZEN BURT HAZEN Burt Hazen died Sunday at 8 a.m. at the family home, 458 Falck Street, aged thirty-six years. He is survived by his widow, two infant daughters who are twins and are also under hospital treatment; his mother, Mrs. L. Hazen; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Corson of this city and Mrs. Lottie Smith of Lawrenceville, Pa.; a brother L. D. Hazen of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the Wilson undertaking rooms Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Oct 3, 1920)
HELM Mrs. Martha Helm, widow of George Helm, died Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at the family home at Seeley Creek, after a brief illness. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The remains repose in the Ballard Funeral Home at Elmira Heights and will be removed to the family home late this afternoon. The funeral will be held in the home, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. George G. Burroughs will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. (handwritten on article 1931)
HILL DEATH AT CORNING Corning, March 28—Noble Hill, one of the oldest residents of Steuben County, died at his home, in Corning, last night. He was ninety-one years of age. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Caton Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1903)
HOLDRIDGE CHARLES HOLDRIDGE Charles Holdridge, 72, late of 328 Mackey Place, died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. He is survived by his brother, Henry A. Holdridge; a nephew, Byron Holdridge of Elmira; two nieces, Mrs. R. T. Anderson of Syracuse, Mrs. Peter Duff of Englewood, N.J. The remains repose in the Wilson funeral home, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr 19 1927)
HOLDRIDGE HOWARD B. HOLDRIDGE Howard B. Holdridge died at 10:20 a.m. Monday at the family home in South Creek township, aged fifty-seven years. He is survived by his widow and two foster children, Francis and Harriet; two brothers, Charles and Henry Holdridge of Elmira and one sister, Carrie of Syracuse. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article May 26, 1913)
HOWE HARVEY C. HOWE Harvey Coburn Howe died very unexpectedly last night about 8 o’clock at the family home, 1014 Pennsylvania Avenue, at Southport Coroners. Mr. Howe appeared in his usual health yesterday and directed the work at his mill at Southport Corners. Last night he prepared to retire about 8 o’clock and was drinking a glass of water when he suffered a heart seizure and fell to the floor, where he was found by his sister, Miss Etta B. Howe. Death followed in a few minutes. Mr. Howe was born July 1854, and had been a resident of Southport Corners since about 1880, where he was first associated with the late Jacob Weyer in the milling business. For a number of years past Mr. Howe had conducted the business. He married a daughter of Jacob Weyer, Mrs. Howe died about two years ago. Mr. Howe had represented the town of Southport in the Board of Supervisors since 1910, and was a very capable and conscientious official. He had been a member of ivy Lodge, No. 397, F. and A.M. of this city since 1893. The deceden
HOWE SMITH J. HOWE Smith J. Howe, a former teacher in the Elmira schools and for some time past an employee of the Willys-Morrow plant, died Wednesday at 11 p.m. at the family home, 901 Southport Street, aged sixty-five years. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Norman Dimmick, four grandchildren; a brother Frank Howe and two sisters, Mrs. Carlton Priest and Miss Jennie Howe. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1920)
HUNT JAMES HUNT James Hunt died at the family home, 217 West Chemung place at 11:30 this morning, age 80 years. He is survived by the following children besides the widow, Fred of Goodland, Kan., Walter of Denver, Col., Sarah of New York, William and Harry, Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs. Fred Peck and Lottie of this city also a brother and sister of England. The funeral announcement will be given later. (handwritten on article June 18, 1912)
INGALS MISS SOPHIA INGALS Miss Sophia Ingals, 73, of 622 Baldwin Street, died this morning at 5 o’clock. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Flora Wood; three nephews, Benjamin Ingals of Elmira; Claude Fahrman and Chauncey Ingals of Berkeley Calif.; a niece, Lydia Fuhrman Ingals of Berkeley, Calif., Mrs. Ingals was one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church and was highly respected. She was a devoted and regular attendant of the Spring Bible Class of that church. The remains repose in the Davis funeral home, where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. C. Burr will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 26, 1929)
JERRAM CHARLES F. JERRAM Charles Frederick Jerram, 52, of Seeley Creek, died at the family home Thursday, at 2:35 p.m. He is survived by a son, Frank Clifford Jerram; the father, Frank Jerram;a brother; the following sisters, Alice of Elmira, Mary of Elmira and Mrs. Lizzie Sage of Seeley Creek. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the home. The Rev. Howard S. Bacon will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec 6, 1928)
JONES MRS. JULIANA WEALE Mrs. Juliana Weale, wife of William Wolcott Weale, died at the family home 210 West Second Street, Saturday night at 9:45 o’clock. Juliana Saterlee Jones was born 61 years ago, at Seeley Creek and was the only daughter of Philo and Sally Edsall Jones. She was married 40 years since to William Wolcott Weale, and lived several years in Owego, from which place the family came to Elmira. Mrs. Weale is survived by five children, Mrs. Ray Merritt Colby of Owego; Mrs. M. Doyle Marks and Miss Eloise Hoffman Weale of this city; Frank Jones Weale of Sunbury, Pa. and Max William Weale of Elmira. The decedent was a wise, devoted wife and mother, faithful and beloved in each relation. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 o’clock and will be private. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, the Rev. S. E. Eastman will officiate.
KEENEY CLARENCE A. KEENEY Clarence A. Keeney of Newark, N.J. died Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry L. Wilcox, 606 Moreland Avenue, aged 51 years. He is survived by two daughters,`Mrs. Harry L. Wilcox of this city, and$Mrs. C. D. Howland of Newark, N.J.; one son Mortimer C. Keeney of Newark N.J. and three grandchildren. Mr. Keeney was a Spanish War veteran. The body was taken to the Wilson Funeral Home and today will be removed to the home of the daughter. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Tioga Methodist Church. Burial in the Tioga Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr 17 1928)
KELLY JESSE S. KELLY Jesse S. Kelly, and employee of the Willys-Morrow Company fifteen years, died at noon today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Flora Bailey, 317 Dewitt Avenue, aged sixty years. He is survived by the daughter and four grandchildren, Frances of Painted Post, Martha, Bertha and Marjorie at home. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 1 p.m. The remains will be place temporarily in the vault at Woodlawn Cemetery. Burial in the Kelly Hill Cemetery, near Seely Creek. (handwritten on article Feb 17 1921)
KELLY Thomas Kelly, 53, of 318 West Avenue was struck and almost instantly killed by a Pennsylvania train near the underground crossing on the South Creek Road at 9:40 a.m. Sunday. The accident occurred at Chapel’s Curve, while Mr. Kelly was walking along the track. Mr. Kelly had resided with his sister, Mrs. Thomas W. Reidy at 318 West Avenue, and walking to his farm near Rosstown. He was accustomed to taking a short cut along the railroad tracks. He is reported to have been walking along the side of the tracks and then stepped on the tracks either to cross, or walk between the rails. As he did so he was struck by the train. He appeared in the path of the train so quickly that Engineer Peter DeNeer of 612 Dubois Street was unable to bring the train to a stop before hitting hi. The train was the 9:25 a.m. passenger train leaving this city, and runs between Elmira and Williamsport, W.`G. Stratton of 114 East Hudson Street was the conductor. Mr. Kelly evidently did not hear or see the locomotive and was struck square
KENT WILLIAM H. KENT Willmam H. Kent died this morning at 5 o’clock at the family home in the town of Catlin, aged fifty-seven years. He is survived by his widow, four sons, Sherman of Hornell, Vine of Catlin, Arthur of Louisville, Ky., and Sellman of Corning; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Gardner of Horweheads, and Mrs. Cash Hamilton of Erin;`a brother Charles H. Kent and a sister`Sophia Kent, both of Washington, Indiana. A prayer service will be held at the home Saturday at 1 p.m. and the funeral will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Tompkins Corners at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. E. Christian will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Horseheads. (handwritten on article May 29, 1912)
KERRICK Mrs. Rachel M. Watson, 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Mellen, 515 Balsam Street, Wednesday at 10 p.m. She is survived by her daughter, one son, David D. Watson of Wellsburg; one brother Nelson Kerrick of Gillett, Pa., and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held in the Baptist Church at Gillett, Pa., Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in Gillett Cemetery. (handwritten on article July 8, 1931)
KNAPP Supervisor Leman C. Knapp died at his home on the South Creek Road Friday at 7:30 p.m., aged 48 years. Mr. Knapp has been in ill health for about six months. His illness became acute on several occasions, but he recuperated gradually each time. About a week ago he suffered a stroke and failed gradually until the end came. His death removes one of Chemung County’s prominent farmers and a man beloved by the community. Through his business, political, social and fraternal associations he endeared himself to a wide circle of friends. In his official capacities he often lent a helping hand. His friends declare he was an optimist and saw only the brighter side of life. He imbued his friends with this spirit and spread cheer and happiness in his sphere. He was the representative of the Town of Southport on the Board of Supervisors for the last seven years. In this capacity he gave freely of his time, efforts and experience in the interests of Chemung County. He took pride in executing his duties as a Supervisor and 
KNAPP SHELDON Z. KNAPP Sheldon Z. Knapp, a resident in the town of Southport over a half century, died on the family far, Pine City last night about 11 o’clock, aged eighty-three years. He is survived by one son, Fred A. Knapp. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 o’clock from the home. The Rev. C. E. Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in the Pine City Cemetery. (handwritten on article (May 26, 1912)
KNIGHT MRS. DOLLIE K. BENNETT The death of Mrs. Dollie Knight Bennett occurred at the home of her son Floyd Scott Knight 509 West Hudson Street, after several weeks’ illness, Friday, June 7th. The decedent spent her girlhood in Erin, New York, where she was born. After reaching young womanhood she went to Michigan to reside with a sister and while there she was married to Walter Knight of that state. Mr. Knight died early in their married life, leaving his widow with four sons, all of whom have now reached manhood. They are Wallace, Ray and Floyd Knight of this city and Walter of Massachusetts. Later in life she married William Bennett of Erin. Mrs. Bennett was a consistent Christian and bore her suffering with great fortitude. The funeral services were held from the Erin Methodist Episcopal Church, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. T. Fitzgerald officiating. The church choir sang three favorite hymns of the decedent. Burial was in the Scotchtown Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1912)


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