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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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" or business. 

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 ( 


Woodlawn Obituaries

DR. ERMINA CATHERINE EDDY, late of 66 Park Place, died Saturday morning  (May 9, 1931) after and extended illness.  She was born in Big Flats, the youngest of a family of 10 children, born to Nathan Eddy and Catherine Westlake Thorne.  She was a graduate of the Brockport Normal School, Cornell University, calls of 1877 and the Cleveland, Ohio Homeopathic Hospital College in 1880, when she was granted the title of M.D. Dr. Eddy began practice in Elmira and continue active in the profession until about 1921, when she retired because of ill health.  She was a member of the Southern Tier Medical Society, American institute of Homeopathy and the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York.  Dr. Eddy became a member of The Park Congregational Church in February 1871.  She was a former teacher in the Sunday school during the regime of the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas K. Beecher, who were close personal friends.  Before she engaged in the practice of medicine, Dr. Eddy for a period was a teacher in School No. 3 under the principal ship of the late Parley Coburn.  She left the Work of a teacher to complete her medical course.  Dr. Eddy was one of the women pioneers of medicine in Elmira.  Not only was she a pioneer herself, but she paved the way and gave such a royal welcome to other women physicians as they came to the city.  She not only healed the body, as she entered the homes, but she brought with her a healing for broken hearts and troubled minds.  Dr. Eddy was the last member of her immediate family.  She is survived by nine nieces and two nephews.  The remains repose in the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. A. G. Cornwell will officiate.  The remains will be cremated and later will be deposited in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Elmira paper 5/10/1931

EDGERTON Walter E. (Skip) [SRGP 51513]
Age 79, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on April 23, 2008 after an extended illness at St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira, NY. Visiting hours will be held in the Chapel of Blessed Michael the Archangel in Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by a Requiem Mass at 1 p.m. The Reverend Father Donald W. Matthews Celebrant. Full Military Honors will be accorded prior to the Mass. Interment of Skip's ashes will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers; those wishing may make memorials to Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Lloyd Edgerton; children, Mark Edgerton of Clearwater, FL, Lisa Edgerton (Eric) Rice of Elmira Heights, NY; PA; grandchildren, Brian and Steven Edgerton of Clearwater, FL, Kathryn, Jesse, and Meagan Rice of Elmira Heights, NY; brother, James (Mary Jane) Edgerton of Mansfield; brothers-in-law, Richard (Maralyn) Lloyd of Muncy, PA, Gordon Lloyd of Elko, NV, Benjamin Lloyd of Horseheads, NY, Jeff Lloyd of Cuba, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Skip was predeceased by his parents, Ellsworth and Sarah Stevens Edgerton; brother, John D. Edgerton; nephew, Jeffrey Edgerton. Skip graduated from Mansfield, PA High School in 1946. Served from 1948 to 1952 in the United States Coast Guard. He graduated from Mansfield University in 1954 and Elmira College in 1969. Skip taught in the Campbell, NY, Mansfield, PA, Elmira Heights, Horseheads School District before completing his career as the Principal of the former Junior High West in the Horseheads Central School District in 1984. Skip was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church where he served in several capacities. A member of the Horseheads Elks, Retired Lions Clubs and a past Master of the Mansfield Masonic Lodge. He loved to golf and was a longtime member of the Corning Country Club. Mostly, Skip loved his church, friends, and family. ARRANGMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/24/2008 - 4/26/2008.

HOEPFNER Ruth Lina Edinger "Oma" died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at age 82. Formerly of Bancroft Rd. in Elmira, where she and her husband, Uli lived for many years. She recently resided with daughter and son-in-law in Horseheads, NY. Ruth was born May 20, 1924 in Neckarzimmern (Baden), Germany. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Annerose R. and son-in-law, Robert W. Bargesser; along with her grandchildren, Robert S. (Millie) Bargesser of Elmira Heights. David S. (Lori) Bargesser of Grass Lake, MI and Monika Bargesser (fiancé, Brian Vesneske) of Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Kristen, Nicole, Xavier, Brennen and Lexus, Bargesser; sister, Erna (Heinz) Becker of Schweinfurt, Germany; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces living in Germany, Canada and Italy. Pre-deceased by husband, Ulrich in 2005; parents, Philip and Lina Edinger; brother, Karl Edinger; sister, Melanie Schweiger; and granddaughter, Sandra R. Bargesser. Ruth was a devoted Mother and loving Oma to all of her grand and great-grandchildren. We will miss you dearly and love you forever. Ruth was a longtime employee of Dunkin Donuts, Elmira, NY. Services for immediate family and close friends will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira.

EDLER - HOTTER, Dorothy Mae (Edler)
Loving Mother & Grandmother - Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died
on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. She was born March 14, 1918 in Elmira to the late Augustus W. and Hazel L. (Hill) Edler. She was predeceased in January 2009, by the love of her life, Durwood, with whom she celebrated 67 wonderful years of marriage on January 1, 2009. She was also predeceased by her beloved daughter, Sandra, in 1957, sister, Geraldine (John) Stowell and sister-in-law, Lenora (Harvey) Dunbar. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Joan "Susan" (Greg) Chlan of Roanoke, VA; son, Bruce (Mary Ellen) Hotter of Millerton, PA; also survived by the joys of her life, her grandchildren, Katie (Jeff) VanArnam, Lt. Cmdr. Kevin (Wendy) Chlan, Jeremy (Ann) Sheive, John (Carla) Hotter, Jill (Ed) Ososkie; great grandchildren, Kelly and Kara Sheive, Kaya VanArnam, Micah and Noah Chlan, and Colin Ososkie; survivors also include; nieces, Beth and Diane; nephews, Craig and Lee; dear beloved friend and caregiver, Pat Johnson. Dorothy was also a 50 + year member of the North Presbyterian Church and during WW II she worked for the Artistic Card Company. Besides being a kind and loving mother, her greatest contribution in life was that of being a super caregiver. She will be remembered by family, friends and neighbors for her thoughtful and tender care, which helped enrich their time on earth. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral services honoring Dorothy's life will follow with Reverend Jennifer Wolfe leading the service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of her family. Her family would like to thank all of those health care workers at Elcor Health Services who administered to her during the final months of her life. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dorothy with memorials in her name to the charity of their choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.18.2010

EDMOND –MRS. EILENE E. age 78, formerly of 207 Elm St., Saturday, April 12, 1969.  No calling hours.  Private funeral Monday at the smith and Fudge Funeral Home at the at the convenience of the family.  Rev. Francis A. Park.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Howard (Jean) Tryon of Birmingham, Michigan; son, Howard E. Clark of Madison, Conn.; sister, Mrs. Claude (Hilda) R. Snyder Sr. of Elmira; brothers, Rev. Ernest Edmond of Oklawana, Florida and Emil Edmond of Glassboro, New Jersey; nine grandchildren.  Mrs. Clark was the widow of Howard L. Clark.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 4/13/1969

EDSALL - Mrs. Grace (Nichols), wife of M. Nichols, died at the home, 610 F ? (can’t read) street, Sunday afternoon, aged thirty-three years. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. The Rev. N. Sirrell officiated. (handwritten on article May 29, 1910 – buried May 31st) Grace Edsall was wife of Merton Nichols - Identified by Sandra Ball

Age 91, of Hoffman Street, a lifelong resident of Elmira and a descendant of early area settlers, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after a brief illness. He was born on May 23, 1916 in Elmira, the son of the late Frank Melvin and Helen Wixon Edson. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Alfred State College, and Elmira Business Institute, and was employed for thirty-nine years at Marine Midland Trust Company. Carl was a faithful parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served as Vestryman, Treasurer, Church School Teacher, and Youth Group Advisor. His community volunteer activities included Junior Chamber of Commerce, the PAL Program, Junior Achievement, and the Advisory Council of RSVP. In addition, he served as president of the local chapter of the American Institute of Banking. Carl was predeceased by his brother, Frank Wixon Edson; and his son-in-law, Wayne R. Frigard. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Sybil Ewald Edson; two daughters, Judith Sheasley of Elmira, and Beth Frigard of Tucson, Arizona; and three grandsons, Aaron Edson Frigard of Boston, Massachusetts, Samuel Edson Frigard of Berkeley, California, and Nathan Edson Frigard of Wendell, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Thelma Ewald Pecoraro of Evergreen, Colorado; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Carl was a devoted husband and father and had a deep love of his home, delighting in tending the family land on which it stood. Carl's life will be celebrated at a Memorial Service to be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main Street, Elmira, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, the Reverend Dr. William C. Lutz officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Trinity Church Memorial Fund or a charity of one's choice. The family extends deepest gratitude to the staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the care given to Carl throughout his illness. Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

ARLENE L. EDWARDS of Elmira: age 73, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Arlene was born December 9, 1941, in Elmira, a daughter of the late Arland L. and Florence (Crusoe) Edwards. She is also predeceased by brother, John P. Edwards and sister Patricia A. Hamlin. Arlene is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Robert B. and Karen Edwards of Elmira; brother, William L. Edwards, with Peter Anastros, of Boise ID; brother-in-law Roger Hamlin of East Lansing MI; former sister-in-law April LaFontaine of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Ashley Edwards of Boston MA, Danielle Edwards of Burlington MA, Arland Edwards of Elmira, Amanda Hamlin of Chicago IL, Eric (Mary) Hamlin of Oakland CA; great-nephew Leif Greening-Hamlin; several cousins; companion and dear friend Stuart Finch of Elmira. Arlene was a graduate of EFA and attended Elmira College. She had a long career in retail sales, first with Iszard's, for over 20 years, later with McCurdy's and then Bon Ton, from where she retired. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Arlene enjoyed reading, traveling and attending cultural events. She was a sweet gentle person who will be dearly missed by those she loved. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Arlene's Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Church at 1:00 p.m. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/31/2015

EDWARDS Harry V., Jr.
Of Elmira, NY - died Thursday, December 24, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 56. He was born April 30, 1953 in Elmira, the beloved son of Harry V. and Norma (Williams) Edwards Sr. of Elmira, NY. Along with his loving parents, Harry and Norma, he is also survived by his brother, John Edwards of Elmira, NY; sisters, Patty Crandall, also of Elmira and Cathy Hill of Albany, OR. There will be no prior calling hours or services. He will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 25, 2009


EDWARDS Harry V. Edwards Sr. 

Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died  on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at Elcor Health Services. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Norma Edwards; children, John W. Edwards, Patti Crandall, and Cathy Hill. Predeceased by his son, Harry V. Edwards Jr. It was Harry's request that there be no calling hours and a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.    Star Gazette – September 27, 2012   


ROBERT HAMMOND EDWARDS of 248 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights Friday, Jan. 19, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mayta Edwards; brothers, Charles, Harry and Arthur Edwards, all of Wellsboro, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Laura Campbell of Horseheads; step-son, James Newell of Elmira Heights; several nieces and nephews.  He was an employee of American LaFrance Foamite Corp.  The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where funeral will be held Monday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Hilmer Grunwald.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Telegram 1/21/1951


CHARLES JOSEPH EGAN, 75, 806 Adams St., formerly of Elmira Heights, Sunday, Apr. 18, 1943 at a local hospital.  He was an employee of the Eclipse plant for 25 years.  Survivors: wife, three daughters, Mrs. Leah Mornignstar of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Mary E. Carroll of Elmira, Mrs. Anna Crumm of Horseheads; five sons, Henry of Buffalo, Charles of Pine Valley, George and James of Youngstown, Kenneth of Elmira; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Body is in the Ballard Funeral home, Elmira Heights where funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L. D. Bell officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1993

EGAN Joyce E.
A lifelong resident of Elmira died Tuesday evening, October 28, 2008 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 71. Born on January 13, 1937 in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles and Erma Brungard Egan. Joyce was employed by Southern Tier Industries for many years. Her interests included reading, arts and crafts and Joyce enjoyed playing BINGO with her many friends. Surviving is her family; nieces and nephews including, Gary (Inas) Prokopec, Wellsburg; and Robert Prokopec, Colorado Springs, CO; great nieces and great nephews including, Christy Prokopec and Michael Prokopec and the many friends with whom Joyce resided at the ARC Group Homes. In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn (Charles) Prokopec and a brother, Charles (Marie) Egan. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, November 1, 2008 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. with Joyce's funeral services following at 3:15 p.m. Graveside committal services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the families convenience. A special thank you to the staff of Clinton St. and Smith Rd. ARC Homes especially to Joyce's caregivers, Ann Sugs and Barbara Park, all of you gave Joyce many happy years. May God Bless Each of You.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2008

EGAN - Mrs. Lena May Monks of 116 Cleveland avenue died at Burdette, Sunday at 5 p.m., aged twenty-four years. She is survived by her husband, Morton Monks, two little children; her mother, Mrs. Ella Egan of Cleveland avenue, and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Owen of Wellsburg. The remains will be removed to the family home today and the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – died Dec 23, 1917 – buried Dec. 26, 1917)

ROBERT S. EIKLOR age 92 of Greenridge Dr., Horseheads passed away Fri. Feb. 6, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Scheepsma) Eiklor in 2003; daughters: Karen Marie in 1983 and Kathy Ann in 2002. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Christopher Cavallaro of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Robert and Dominic Cavallaro; sister, Dorothy (Ralph) Hoskins of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Elmira on Sept. 7, 1921 to Elmer and Arlena (Nichols) Eiklor. Bob was a retired Plant Superintendent with MacMillan Bloedell in Elmira Heights and a US Army Veteran of WWII. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and caregiver. Services with Barber Funeral Home will be private. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at the convenience of the family. Special thanks to the Staff of the Bath VA Medical Center and their home health care team for the wonderful care you provided. Thank you. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/2015

Prominent Resident of the Village, For Many Years Successfully Engaged in the Brick Manufacturing Industry, Stricken Unexpectedly.  Richard C. Eisenhart, a leading business man and citizen of Horseheads many years, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at the family home in the village of Horseheads, aged seventy years. Mr. Eisenhart was engaged with his business yesterday in his office which is located on his residential grounds, when he suffered an apoplectic seizure. He was removed to the residence, where physicians attended him, but death resulted a half hour after the seizure.  Mr. Eisenhart formerly resided in Shamokin, Pa. where he engaged in the work of brickmaking. He removed to Horseheads in 1890 and established a brick yard in which work he was eminently successful.  Twenty years ago Mr. Eisenhart secured an interest in the J. Philip Weyer brick yard in the eastern section of Elmira and the corporation was known as the Consolidated Brick Company.  Mr. Eisenhart served as president of the National Association of Brick Manufacturers and also was interested in the state organization of that industry. He served acceptably as the president of the village of Horseheads ten years and was ever active to promote the advancement of the village.  Mr. Eisenhart had consummated this week a deal by which his interest in the Consolidated Brick Company were transferred to the Binghamton Brick Company and he was preparing to pass the winter with his family in Florida, where they proposed to purchase a winter home.  He had been an official and active member of the Horseheads Presbyterian Church many years, and was always most generous in its support, as well as in many movements for the betterment of society. His home life was most pleasant and he was happiest when surrounded by the members of his family. The decedent was loved and admired by a legion of warm friends and acquaintances.  Mr. Eisenhart is survived by his widow, a son, Oliver D. Eisenhart, two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Stowell at home and Mrs.  William E. Davis of New York City, a brother, John H. Eisenhart of Shamokin, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. John A. West, Mrs. Amelia Wolverton and Miss Martha Eisenhart all of Shamokin, Pa.; Mrs. George Shindle of Middlebury, Pa., and Mrs. Benton Straub of Dallas, Pa. A private prayer service will be held at the family home at Horseheads Saturday at 2 p.m. and the funeral service, which will be open to the public, will be held at the Horseheads Presbyterian Church at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. James C. Russell of Oneonta and the Rev. H. E. Mallick of Horseheads will officiate. The remains will be place privately in the family section in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. (handwritten on article Oct. 27, 1920)

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 2/27/2003 - 07/03/2009
By Joyce M. Tice