Mcaumber Cemetery #1 Listing
|Reading a series of obituaries from a single
cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational
history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular
time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives
and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade"
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
HARRINGTON William A. Harrington, 76, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure at the family home in North Chemung, Thursday afternoon. Mr. Harrington had been at work in cutting wood at the rear of his home. Later he was found dead by a member of the family. Mr. Harrington is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Emily Weaver of Big Flats, Mrs. Harriett Woodard of Elmira and Mrs. Mary Stage of East Elmira. The body reposes in the Page funeral home at Wellsburg and will be removed to the family home Saturday morning. The funeral will be held at the North Chemung M. E. Church Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial in the Maycumber Cemetery at North Chemung. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 23, Fri., 7 Oct 1932)
HARRINGTON William Morton Harrington, 84, died Saturday in North Chemung. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Anna M. and Sadie M., at home; two sons, Charles of Breesport; Earl at home; a sister, Mrs. Delpine Hugg. A prayer service was held at the family home Wednesday at 1 p. m. The funeral was held in the North Chemung church at 2 p. m. The Rev. Nichols of Breesport officiated. Burial in the McCumber cemetery near North Chemung. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Pg. 1, Thu., 19 Feb 1931)
WILLIAM MORTON HERRINGTON, 84, died Saturday (Feb. 14, 1931) at 9 p.m. at the family home in North Chemung. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Anna M. and Sadie M., at home; two sons, Charles of Breesport, Earl at home; a sister, Mrs. Delphine Hugg. A prayer service will be held at the family home Wednesday at 1 p.m. The funeral will be held in the North Chemung Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Nichols of Breesport will officiate. Burial in the McCumber Cemetery, near North Chemung. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/16/1931
HEJZL Joseph Hejzl, 81, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 1938, at 5 a. m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louise Ontl on the Ellistown Hollow Rd., Town of Baldwin. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Louise Ontl of the Town of Baldwin, Mrs. Julia Novotny of Elmira and Mrs. Emma Hajek of Czechoslovokia, several grandchildren. The body is in the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, and will be removed to the family home Thursday morning. Funeral Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Anderson. Burial in the Max Hugg (McCumber # 1) Cemetery, Town of Baldwin. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 15, Tue., 15 Mar 1938)
MACINTYRE Edna L
Edna L. Hilfiger, the wife of Walter C. Hilfiger, died yesterday morning about 11:30 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. MacIntyre on East Hill, aged seventy-one years. She is survived by her husband, father and mother, one brother, William C., one sister, Miss Celvilla S., both residing at home. She was a member of the M. E. Church at North Chemung. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the house at 2 o’clock. The interment will be in the Macumber cemetery on East Hill. The Rev. Paul Smith will officiate. (Elmira Gazette and Free Press, Pg. 7, Mon. Evening, 22 April 1901)
ONTL Frank Ontl, 64, died Sunday at the family home in North
Chemung after an extended illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Louise Ontl; a son, Joseph and two grandchildren, all of North Chemung.
The funeral will be held in the family home Tuesday at 2 p. m., the Rev.
Asa Nichols officiating. Burial in North Chemung Cemetery (Elmira
Star Gazette, Pg. 13, Mon., 1 May 1933)
George Willard Breese died Sunday night at his home in North Chemung, aged 67 years. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday, the Rev. E. C. White, pastor of the North Chemung Methodist Church officiating. Burial in McCumbers’s cemetery at North Chemung. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Pg. 8, Thu., 2 Dec 1909)
Mrs. Adeline Cooper Breese, wife of Willard Breese, died Monday afternoon in North Chemung, age 66 years. She is survived by three brothers, Morgan Cooper of Elmira, Wm. J. Cooper of North Chemung, and Lev Cooper of Coyden, Ia. The funeral was held today. The Rev. F. S. White of North Chemung church officiates and interment in McCumber’s cemetery. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Pg. 3, Thu., 28 Jan 1909)
A Teamster Ends His Life - John Cooper of Chemung Center Took Laudanum At His Home Yesterday. The deceased is survived by a widow and two children - Coroner Colegrove was called and Investigated - family troubles.
Wellsburg, Jan. 20. – John Cooper, a well known resident of Chemung Center, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock by taking two ounces of laudanum. He is survived by a widow and two children. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age and was a teamster by occupation, working for Nelson Warren. Dr. Keeler was called to attend the man, but he died before the physician arrived at the house. Dr. Colegrove, the county coroner, of Horseheads was called to-day and investigated the case. It is generally believed that Cooper’s family relations were not happy, and this caused him to commit the rash act. (Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, Pg. 7, Sat. Evening, 20 Jan 1900)
Miss Amanda Decker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Decker, died Sunday noon at the age of seventeen years. The deceased had been an invalid for five years with nervous prostration and rheumatism. She is survived, beside her parents, by one brother, Zephaniah, and one sister, Bertha. The funeral was held at her late home, two miles south of North Chemung, this afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. M. E. Bowman of the Wellsburg M. E. Church officiated. Interment was in the Macumber cemetery. Funeral Director C. E. Vanbuskirk had charge. (Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, Pg. 7, Tue. Evening, 27 Feb 1900)
Simon Decker died at his home on Oak Hill, near Wellsburg, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He is survived by his wife and three children, Bertha, Zepheniah and Jesse. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home. (Elmira Daily Advertiser, Pg. 9, Thu., 14 Mar 1907)
Simon Decker. The funeral of Simon Decker, who died Tuesday at the home on Oak Hill below Wellsburg, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home. Interment will be in Macumber Cemetery. (Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, Pg. 4, Thu. Evening, 14 Mar 1907)
FISH Adelia L
Mrs. Adelia L. Decker, 78, died this morning at 1:35 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Gardner on Oak Hill near Wellsburg. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Gardner; a son, Zephaniah Decker; three grandchildren, Decker and Adelia Gardner; Jesse Williams Garnder; three sisters, Mrs. Fox Little and Mrs. Sarah Martin of North Chemung; four brothers, Dewitt Fish of Trumansburg; Lowman Fish of Waverly; Charles Fish of Erin and John Fish of Ottawa, Can. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Gardner, Friday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Charles Terrill of Wellsburg will officiate. Burial in the Macumber Corners Cemetery, near Greatsingers Corners. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 23, Wed., 12 Sep. 1928)
Jack LITTLE, aged five months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Little, died Saturday morning. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, May, Frances and Geraldine; two brothers, Donald and Kenneth, all at home. The funeral was held at the home Sunday at 3:30 p. m. The Rev. L. A. Guiles, of Wellsburg officiated. Burial in North Chemung – McCumbers - cemetery. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Pg. 7, Thu., 27 Oct 1932)
John Lowman Slawson, 72, of Lowman, RD 1, died unexpectedly at 6:30 a. m. Monday, Mar. 17, 1941. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maria Stone of Shinglehouse; a brother William Slawson of Lowman, RD 1 and several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Page Funeral home, Wellsburg, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Chauncey Ellison officiating. Burial will be in Macomber Cemetery near Lowman. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 15, Mon., 17 Mar 1941)
Monroe Slawson, 78, died in the Town of Baldwin, Sunday at 1 p. m. He is survived by a son Lew of Genesee, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Helen Gunderman of Lowman; Mrs. Maria Stone of Shinglehouse, two brothers, William and John of Lowman, a grandson, Thomas Lowman of Wellsburg. The remains repose in the Page Funeral home, Wellsburg and Tuesday afternoon will be removed to the home of John Slawson, at Lowman. The funeral will be held at that address Wednesday at 10 a. m. The Rev. L. A. Guiles will officiate. Burial in the Macumbers Corners, Cemetery. (Elmira Star gazette, Pg. 15, Mon., 13 Apr 1931)
Charles Woodhouse, eighty-four years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Levi Little, North Chemung, Thursday. Besides Mrs. Little he is survived by a son, John Woodhouse. The funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. Little, Sunday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Macumber cemetery. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 2, Sat., 25 Oct 1919)