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by Joyce M. Tice September 2000
This barn has since fallen down and no longer exists
Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 
Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page?  
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Thirty

Berniece REED Clippings, Submitted by Walter SAMSON

These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook.

Following clippings are submitted by Walter R. Samson, Rock Creek, OH.  His mother was Helen MacDougall Samson.

In 1909 my Grandmother Berneice Reed MacDougall made a Christmas present for her mother Sophia Emmeline (Emma) Webster Reed.  It was a booklet with fancy edges cut from card stock containing envelopes, and found with a red ribbon.  In each envelope were newspaper clipping of interest to the family, mostly centered on activities in Chemung Co., NY.

ELEVEN GRADUATES - COMMENCEMENT AT HORSEHEADS HIGH SCHOOL
Exercises were of Unusual Merit.  Pritchard Hall  Was Crowded With Friends of Graduates
The 18th annual commencement of the Horseheads High School was held last evening at Pritchard Hall and was in every sense a most delightful occasion.  The small hall was so crowded that people stood in every part of it and probably as many were turned away as were able to gain admittance.  The hall had been very beautifully decorated in green and white, which are the class colors.  Evergreen twigs woven into vines were very prettily festooned over the entire ceiling and the figures 1902 were worked on the east wall in evergreen.  Green and white bunting also formed a large part of the hall decoration.  The stage was banked with palms, ferns and daisies.  On a white back ground occupying a conspicuous part of the stage the class motto:  "“hy Destiny Lies Within Thee"” was worked in green.  The east side of the stage was occupied by the members of the board of education:  R. P. Bush, president; Rev. M. H. Gardner, P. T. Marshall, W. H. Phillips and Mrs. Helen Rickey, and also Rev. F. H. Gates and Rev. W. H. Yard.  Accompanied by the sweet strains from McHenry’s orchestra the graduates marched in from the rear of the stage and were seated on the east side.
The first number, following the invocation by Rev. M. H. Gardner, was the saluatory by Miss Bernice Reed.  Miss Reed’s subject was “Night Brings Out the Stars”, and she treated it as to its application to human affairs.  Her enunciation and delivery were good and she was very enthustically applauded at the conclusion.  William W. Myers delivered the valedictory, his subject being “The Invasion of the Old World by the New”.  He treated this subject very capably, showing the reaction which is now taking place between the old world nations and the nations of the west.
The remainder of the excellent program was as follows:
Progress of Music .....Ida Weller
Violin Solo—Andante Religioso....Joseph Samuels
Wireless Telegraphy .....Loretta B. Snyder
Originality .......Nellie E. Lovell
Ancient and Modern Games ......Robert B. Smith
Vocal Solo—A Long Ago ......Oley Speaks
Parting.....Reis
William P. Frost
The Influence of Women....Marie ?dyne Hill
Electricity Versus Steam....Berton R. Sherman
Violin Solo—Le Cygne....Joseph Samuels
American Poetry....Eva L. Rowley
Beyond the Alps Lies Italy...May Lovina Hill
Facts and Fiction....Ermina C. Thorne
Vocal Solo—The Nightengale’s Song...Nevin
William P. Frost.
Presentation of Diplomas.......
Benediction......Rev. F. H. Gates
Music.....McHenry’s Orchestra

The following are the members of the class of 1902:  William W. Myers, Bernice Reed, Loretta Snyder, Nellie E. Lovell, Eva L. Rowley, Marie E. Hill, Ermina C. Thorne, Ida Weller, Robert B. Smith, Mary L. Hill and Berton R. Sherman.  All the students acquited themselves in a manner to do credit to their school.  Misses Lulu Weller, Ruby Snyder, Mabel Hill and Maude Coe acted as flower girls, and Emily Clark as page.  The ushers were Archie Mathews, Wilson Day, Henry Bush, Benjamin Colegrove and Walter Myers.

 DEATH – MR. ROBERT S. TURNER
Age 58 of 4565 Ridge Road, Horseheads, NY unexpectedl on Thursday, September 17, 1981 in Syracuse.  Friends are invited to call at th Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral and Committal Services will be held there on Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Jack Ziegler will officiate.  Interment Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran.  It is the family’s wish that those desiring make memorials in Bob’s name to the First Presbyterian Church, 705 Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Dayton) Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Stephen Noll of Damascus, Md; daughter, Miss Beth Turner, a student of RIT Rochester, NY;  sister, Mrs Florence Roy, Horseheads; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Edgar Stowell of Bedford, Ma; brother and sister-in-law, George A. And Maria Turner of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Turner was a member and former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads; he was general manager of the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and has served as its President.  He was secretary of the Chemung County Fair Association since 1946; he was a partner in Pleasant View Farms; he had served as secretary, vice-president and president of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs; he was a director of the Chemung Canal Trust Company; he was a member of the Farm Bureau; a member and past master of  the Veteran Grange; he was also a member of the Pomona and State Granges.  He was also a member of the Horseheads Lodge 364 F & AM and the Elmira Kiwanis Club.  He had served on the Chemung County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Education of the Horseheads Central School.  He also had been active in the Chemung County Republican Committee and was a past president of the National American.

DEATH – MR. ERNEST BENJAMIN
Mr. Ernest Benjamin age 93 of the Ridge Rd., Horseheads, Wednesday, December 3, 1980 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Alex Nemeth will officiate.  Interment Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leah Benjamin, son and daughter in law Stanley and Helen Benjamin of Horseheads; stepsons and daughter in law, Frank and Florence Hamilton, Clifford and Virginia Hamilton, all of Elmira, James and Ruth Hamilton of Wayne, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Mildred McConnell of Barton; sisters, Mrs. Stella Ennis and Mrs. Pearl Murphy both of Elmira, 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.  Mr. Benjamin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads.  He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Chemung County.  He was a member of the Veteran Grange, was a member and former master of the Pomona Grange.  He was also a member of the State and National Granges.  He was a past director of the Soil and Water Conservation District Board, a member of the Chemung County Farm Bureau.

DEATH – OMAN, DONALD A.
Donald A. Oman, age 55 of 263 W. 14th St. Elmira Heights, Sunday April 3, 1983.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Services there Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy McGough officiating.  Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Flowers will be accepted as well as contributions in Donald’s memory to St. Josephs Hospital, The American Red Cross, The Elmira Heights Police and Fire Dept. or the American Cancer Society.  He was predeceased by his mother Clara Brown on March 30, 1963.  He is survived by his wife Emma L. (French) Oman; Daughters, Deborah Gombotz of Stafford Sprints, CT, Pamela Reese of Elmira, Audrey Goodlett of Hawaii, Morna Oman of  Elmira; Sons David Oman of Horseheads, Timothy Oman of Elmira, Martin L. Frence of Elmira Heights; Sister Mrs. Robert (Coni) Allen of Horseheads, 8 grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.   Mr. Oman was a veteran of the US Navy, a member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge No. 2297 and an employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. For 36 years.

DEATH – ZEPP, Peter A
Peter A. Zepp, age 76 of 111 Lynwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, Saturday, May 23, 1981.  No prior calling hours.  Private funeral will be conducted from the VanBurskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Gr. Central Ave. & Mill St., Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family, the Rev. R. Kurt Traugott officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Elmira Heights Fire Department Emergency Vehicle Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert E. (Bettyjane) Hess and Mrs. David C. (Suzanne) Browne both of Elmira Heights, NY; sons, Myron B. Zepp of Elmira, NY, Richard G. Zepp of Elmira Heights, NY, Norman C. Zepp of Elmira, NY, Robert E. Zepp of Elmira Heights, NY; six grandchildren; sister, Gladys B. Zepp of Elmira, NY.  Mr. Zepp was the owner of Zepp Refrigeration for nearly 50 years.

DEATH – GREGORY, LOLA
Lola Gregory age 80 of 114 Brooks St., Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, June 30, 1962.  Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, Friday 2-4 and 7-8:30 P.M.  Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the conclusion of calling hours.  Interment Maple Grove Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads in Mrs. Gregory’s memory.  She is survived by sister-in-law Mrs. Clyde (Alice M.) Youmans of Horseheads, NY.  Niece Mrs. Karl (Dianne) Impson of Vestal, NY.  Several cousins.  Mrs. Gregory was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and member of the Horseheads Chapter 423 Order of Eastern Star and the Horseheads Grange.

DEATH – BAYLOR, DEAN J.
Dean J. Baylor age 84 of 102 Ferndell Drive, Horseheads, Saturday, July 24, 1982 at his home.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there on Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Gary C. Haase, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Horseheads, will officiate.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Those wishing may make memorials in Mr. Baylor’s name to the Building Fund of the Elmira Masonic Temple.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mrs. Dorothy (Underberger) Baylor; daughters and sons in law, Fern and Steven Urkewich of Horseheads, Barbara (Blair) and Frank Howe of Painted Post; son and daughter in law, Robert and Henrietta Baylor

DEATH – COON, FLOYD E.
Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Richard A. Northrup officiated.  Pallbearers:  Lawrence and Thomas Coon, Donald Carr, Duane Taft, Richard Sullivan and Clarence Hoyt.  Officers and members of the Horseheads and Town & Country Fire Departments acted as a guard of honor at the funeral home and at the cemetery.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

DEATH – WILMOT, THOMAS C. (TIP)
Thomas C. Wilmot, age 52 of 2159 Stafford Road, R.D. 1, Millport, Saturday, November 22, 1980.  In accordance with Mr. Wilmot'’ wishes there will be no visiting hours.  Private funeral services will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, at the convenience of the family.  The Rev. Otto D. Makinster officiating.  Interment Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  Flowers are gratefully declined, but memorials in Tip’s name to the Myrtle-Jefferson Lodge no. 131 F&AM of Montour Falls would be gratefully appreciated.  He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Janette Jurczak of Forestville, NY and Mrs. Nanette Menter of Newfield; sons, Shawn and Andrew, both of Forestville; parents, Mr. aNd Mrs. Thomas C. Wilmot of RD 1, Millport; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Coral Hanville of Montour Falls; sister, Mrs. Joan McNeal of Midway, NY; brother Mark Wilmot of Midway; 5 grandchildren; aunt and uncle, Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Griewisch of Forestville; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Wilmot was a member of Myrtle-Jefferson Lodge No. 131 F&AM; Montour Moose Lodge and the Mechanics Club.  He was a longtime member of the American Quarterhouse Assoc.

DEATH – WHEELER, J. DALLAS
J. Dallas Wheeler age 72 of 124 Catalpa Drive, Horseheads, unexpectedly Sunday, June 14, 1981 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Elwyn Patrick will officiate.   Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Those wishing may make memorials in Mr. Wheeler’s name to the charity of their choice.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Dorothy (Hartman) Wheeler; daughter Mrs. Barbara McClure of DeRuyter, NY; stepdaughers, Mrs. Janet ??? of Elmira, Mrs. Gordon (Gloria) Samson of Horseheads; stepsons, George Hartman of Elmira heights, Glenn Hartman of Horseheads, Garey Hartman of Merritt Island, Fla. and David (Kathy) Browngardt, Miss Karen McClure, Robert McClure Jr., and William McClure all of DeRuyter, NY; 4 great grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; nephews, Clifford Card of Elmira; stepsisters, Mrs. Eri (Cleona) Jennings of Elmira, Mrs. Frieda Backes of Horseheads.  Mr. Wheeler was amember of Community Wesleyan Church of Horseheads.  He was retired salesman with Chemung Produce Co. And more recently has been employed as a security guard at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  He was a member of Horseheads Lodge No. 2297 BPOE, Monarch Club, UCT.

DEATH – PRINCE, MRS. NELLIE (HAMILTON)
Mrs. Nellie (Hamilton) Prince, age 98 of 110 Colonial Dr., Horseheads, NY, formerly of Odessa, NY, Friday, September 25, 1981.  In accordance to Mrs. Prince wishes there will be no visiting hours.  A committal service will be held at the Laural Hill Cemetery, Odessa, Monday September 28, 1981 at 11:00 AM, the Rev. Ralph Stenquest officiating.  Mrs. Prince is the widow of the late Joseph Prince and she is survived by her sisters; Mrs. Lida Georgia, Horseheads, Mrs. Mae Campbell, Odessa, and Mrs. Maude Wintermute, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded into death by her brother Dr. Leon Hamilton of Elmira.  Arrangements by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY.

DEATH – BREWER, AUDLEY D.
Audley D. Brewer, age 86 years of 3010 Lake Rd., Sunday, March 29, 1981 at his home.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lingren Funeral Home Tuesday 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gordon M. Williams officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

DEATH – WAITE, HUGH E.
Hugh E. Waite, age 75, of 405 50th Ave., W. Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday May 25, 1982 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.  Born in Cattaraugus County, NY, he moved to Bradenton in 1864.  He was a conductor with the Erie-Lackawanna RR and attended the Luthern Church.  While in Horseheads, he was a member of the Fire Department, Horseheads Masonic Lodge and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.  He leaves his wife Kathryn Y. Waite; 6 nieces Fay Fuller of Buffalo, NY, Jeanette Goodrich and Barbara Fuller of Salamanca, NY, Diane Brunson of Palm Harbor, Fla., Mary Miller of Olean, NY and Sharon Oliverio of ???, NY.  Private services were held at the Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto, Fla. with the Rev. Kenneth Baar officiating.  Griffith-Cline Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5326 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla.

DEATH – ST. JOHN, MRS. MINNIE (???)
Mrs. Minnie St. John, age 87 formerly of Orchard St., Horseheads and Bethany Center, Friday, June 5, 1981 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Monday 3:30 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. J. Edward Sale will officiate.  Interment Maple Grove.

VOTE SLATED ON FATE OF SCHOOLHOUSE
Qualified voters for former School District 9 of the Town of Veteran will meet at the schoolhouse Saturday at 2 p.m. to vote on this proposition:
Shall the Board of Education of Horseheads Central School District 1 be directed to sell.  (Next paragraph unreadable.)
The school, once known as the Parsons District School, is located on the Middle Road about six miles north of Horseheads.  Old records show that the one-room school was built in 1879 at cost of $290.
Closed about 15 years, it has been used at times for occasional Home Bureau or Sunday School meetings.  One of the last to teach at the school was Mrs. Charles MacDougall of the Ridge Road.

BIRTHS
A daughter, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1956, to William and Geraldine Peacock Dunn of 261 W. Chemung Place.
A son, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1956 to Ralph and Joan Brown Kendall of 1108 Abbott St.
A daughter, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1956, to Charles and Marilyn Brimmer Klose of Breesport.
A daughter, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1956, to Joan and Rinaldo Mustico, 1011 Magee St.
A son, Wed. Feb. 1, 1956, to Jay and Shirley Folmer Smith, Wellsburg, RD 1.
A son, Wed. Feb. 1, 1956, to William and Mary Shablom Scalzo, 125 E. Chemung Place.
ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL
A son, Feb. 1, 1956, to George and Dianna Harris Merrick, 210 High St.

 SAMSON TO HEAD CD MEDICAL AIDES
Charles Samson was elected leader of the Horseheads-Heights Civil Defense medical aides unit formed recently at a meeting at the Ridge Rd. School.
Monthly meetings for practice and instruction are planned.  Information for those interested in joining may be obtained at the County Civil Defense office.

DEATH – MAC DOUGALL, MYRA
Mrs. Myra MacDougall, 75, of Erin, Wednesday, August 14, 1963.  Survived by sister, mrs. Charles ketchum of Lowman; brothers, Monroe and Frank Swezey, both of Elmira, Oakly of Horseheads, William of Los Angeles, Calif.  Body at Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours Thursday 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Callahan, Maple Grove Cemetery.

DEATH – CHAPMAN, MRS. GRACE
Mrs. Grace Chapman age 75 of Ridge Road, Horseheads RD 2, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1964.  Survived by son Bernard of Horseheads RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Ralph Stow of Horseheads, mrs. Edward Osborn of Horseheads RD 2; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.  Body at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours; Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Cuthbert Rowe, Vary Cemetery, Horseheads.
HANDWRITEN NOTE:  Myra was wife of Alonzo MacDougall.  He was son of Marion.  “Lon was brother of my GF, Chas. A. MacDougall.  I recall Myra was a Smith.

DEATH – TRUMBLE, MRS. HARRIET DAY
Mrs. Harriet Day Trumble, 41 of 97 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, Monday, Aug. 26, 196?.  She was a member and past matron of Horseheads Chapter 42 B.O.E.S.; member of Oakwood Ave. Methodist church.  Survived by husband, Francis D. Trumble Sr., daughter, Miss Harriet M. Trumble at home; son, Francis D. J. Of Elmira Heights; sisters, Mrs. Henry Barnard of Glenora, Mrs. Daniel Donovan of Nicholville, N.Y.; three grandchildren.  Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours: Wed. 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to ? and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Herbert Erway, Maple Grove Cemetery.

SAMSON, WALTER R.  LT.
Lt. Walter R. Samson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Samson, Horseheads RD 2, was promoted to the temporary grade of first lieutenant in the Air Force, effective Aug. 10.  Samson entered the Air Force in March 1957.  After training at Lackland and Hondo Air Force Bases in Texas, he was assigned to Headquarters.  Air Materiel Command, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.
He now is a project officer in the Communications and Reconnaisance Branch of the Directorate of procurement and Production.  Samson is married to the former Miss Joanne Smith of Horseheads and they are the parents of a son, Bryan 1.

SAMSON, WALTER  R.
Air Force Capt. Walter R. Samson, son of  Mr. and Mrs.  Charles R. Samson of Horseheads RD 2, is at Nellis AFB.  He recently graduated from the military officer procurement course at Amarillo AFB, Tex., where he learned management duties in advertising, negotiating and contracting for Air Force supplies and services.  He and his wife, the former Jo Ann Smith of Horseheads, have three children.

INTERVIEW WITH GORDON SAMSON
Gordon Samson, Horseheads RD 2, clerk for I.D. Booth Inc.:  The family will get together Chrismas Eve and wait for relatives and members of the immediate family to arrive from various points around the country.  On Christmas morning we have breakfast and then open the presents.  Our Christmas dinner is eaten in mid-afternoon and turkey is usually served but this year it will be ham.  (Last sentence is unreadable)

DEATH – MAC DOUGALL, RAY
Ray MacDougall age 66, of 1237 Cornell Ave., Binghamton, NY, Thursday, April 4, 1969, unexpectedly at his home.  Friends may call at the Prentice-Olsen Funeral Home Inc., 55 Main St., Binghamton, NY, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Leon Bouton, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads at 1:15 p.m.  Survived by wife, Irene; brothers, George MacDougall of Penn Yan, NY and bur MacDougall of Hammondsport, NY; sisters, mrs. Verner (Elizabeth) Wise of Elbridge, NY, Mrs. Midlred Upson of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  He was president of MacDougall Construction Company and for many years was president of macDougall Equipment Corp.  He was a member of Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church, United Commercial Travelers, BPOE No 852, member of Binghamton Country Club and former member of Associated Equipment Distributors.

DEATH – MAC DOUGALL, CHARLES A.
Charles A. MacDougall, 89, Ridge Rd. Horseheads R 2, died today.  He was a retired farmer.  (Can’t read next few words.)  Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Helen Samson of Horseheads RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Virgil Fishel of Anderson, and two brothers, Harry MacDougall of Horseheads RD 2, and Jay MacDougall of Dundee; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  The body is at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads where friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and ?? p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2:00 p.m.

DEATH – MC DOUGALL, JACOB  AL
Jacob Al  McDougall died in the town of Veteran, Thursday, April 1, 1906, after a lingering illness of comsumption.  The deceased was born in the town of Veteran, Nov. 10, 1833.  In 1859 he married Cynthia Ursula Parsons.   Three children were born to them, E.P. who resided with his parents, Mrs. Chauncey  (Harriet)  Sterling of Millport; and Mrs. Fred (Elizabeth)  Stone of Montour; also one sister, and five brothers survive.  Emily and Marion reside on the homestead; James and Theodore of Sullivanville, Samuel of Virginia, and Alonzo of Oregon.  The funeral services were held from the home Sunday, Rev. N. S. Boardman of Elmira officiating.  A quartet composed of L.E. Page, W.L. Dailey, Miss Parks and Josephine Bailey sang some very appropriate selections.  The bearers of his remains were Marian and Theodore McDougall, G.M. and C.E. Parsons,  Chauncey Sterling and S.S. Todd.  Burial in Millport  Cemetery.  The deceased had lived  in the town in which he died all his life and was held in high esteem by all who knew him and his demise is deeply deplored by all.

DEATH – MRS. ANNA BELLE VAN DUZER
Mrs. Anna Belle VanDuzer, 76 of Ridge Road, Horseheads RD 2, Sunday July 28, 1963.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Horseheads; Veteran and ??? Granges.  Survived by husband Edward C. VanDuzer.  Body at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours:  today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William Harvey, Woodlawn Cemetery.  (Handwritten note says:  First wife of Edward VanDuzen, Second wife was Helene Hayes widow of Clifford Hays.  Edward died, Helen then married 3rd, Gilbert unmarried bro. Of Edward.

DEATH – HOBLER, MRS. BESSIE A.
Mrs. Bessie A. Hobler of 935 W. Water St., Friday, September 4, 1964.  She was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church.  Survived by husband, Frank C.; sons, Dr. Lawrence L., Dr. Ross E., both of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Frank I Rockefeller of Phelps; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  Body at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home.  No calling hours.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Gordon Mattice.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.

DEATH – VAN DUZER, MR. EDWARD C.
Mr. Edward C. VanDuzer, age 84, of Ridge Rd., Horseheads RD 2, unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1970 in Clayton, NY.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m., the Rev. ????? Kalsey officiating.  Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  (Next part not readable)..........
Survived by wife, Mrs. Helene ??? FanDuzer; stepdaughter, Mrs. James (Dolores) Powell of Horseheads; stepsons, Justin Hayes of Lakeside, Calif., Melvin, Norman and Douglas Hayes all of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Byron (Ellen) Vreeland of Seneca Falls; brothers, Gilbert VanDuzer of Horseheads RD 2, James VanDuzer of E. Pembroke, NY; three nieces; several stepgrandchildren and cousins.  Mr. VanDuzer was a member of First United methodist Church of Horseheads; charter member of the Veteran Grange; member of Pomona State and National Granges; 50 year member of Old Oak Lodge No. 253 F&AM.

DEATH – BRIMMER, ELMER V. R.
Elmer V. R. Brimmer, 60 (80?), of Ormiston Road, Breesport, Sunday, August 25, 1963.  He was a resident engineer with new York State Department of Public Works; a member of Breesport Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Theodora Pitcher Brimmer; daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Boyce of Breesport; sons, David E. Of Anaheim, Calif., Robert A. Of Elmira, William B. At home; sisters, Mrs. James Dibble of Owego, Mrs. Ida Howard of Genesee, Pa.; brothers, Levi of New Port Richey, Fla., Alfred of Dundee; six grandchildren.  Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Committal at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, at 2 p.m., the Rev. Kenneth Arnold.

DEATH – HIBBARD, THOMAS RALPH
Thomas Ralph Hibbard of 111 W. Br???d St., Horseheads.  Funeral was held in Barber Funeral Home today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ronald S. Fitts.  Pallbearers:  Charles Baker, Frank Hackathorn, John Lummuka, Harold Van Arnam, Leo Walker, J. Dewey Whipple, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.  (Hand written note  7/29?/63.



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