Mr. Bemis was a devoted member of Zion church and was confirmed in 1859 by Bishop Whipple, whose death occurred about the same time and whose funeral was being held at the same hour of Mr. Bemis'. He was a regular attendant at church and an ardent worker. He was vestryman for many years and after the death of David Holley he took the office of senior warden which he held till his death. He was a loving husband and father and the family have much sympathy extended to them.
The funeral was held at Zion church, Rev, Brockwav officiating in a very impressive and feeling manner. The music was good and appropriate, the quartette consisting of Mrs. A. J. Brockway, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Huggins and Frank Russell, of Adams. He was laid to rest in the family lot in the yard of the church he had loved and worked in for so many years, by the eight vestrymen of the church. Funeral Director Larned had charge of the funeral.
Those from out Of town who were present were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ely, of New York; W. E. Forman, Utica; Mrs. Iugraham. of Watertown; Mr, and Mrs. L D. Rounds, Mr. and Mrs. Ely, George Ely, Mr., and Mrs. Joe Rounds, Lacona; Mrs. Monroe Bemis and daughters, of Adams; A. A. Wheeler, of Mannsville,:and several members of the Adams grange of which the deceased was a prominent member.
Samuel Monroe Bemis, 83, died late Thursday evening, Aug. 26,. at his home 2029 South Salina street, Syracuse, after an inness of several weeks. For 25 years he has been a salesman for the Pheny Caffein Co. of Worcester, Mass., and had many friends among the druggists in the state.
Born in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson county, Aug. 5, 1843, the youngest son of Samuel A. and Nancy Mellen Bemis, Mr. Bemis moved with the family to Syracuse in 1904. He was married in 1866 to Miss Hattie Marie Finney. He was a communicant of All Saints Episcopal church.For several years Mr. Bemis made his home in Adams, where he was in charge of the boarding department of Adams Collegiate Institute. His memory will be cherished by many A.C. I. students who will long recall his kindly, genial disposition.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Statie E. Bemis, a teacher at Brighton school; Miss Mildred G. Bemis, in charge of South Side branch library; and Mrs. Leon A. Williams of Slayton, Minn. Also Miss Elizabeth W. Williams of Slayton, Minn, and one great grandchild.
Funeral services took place at 2:30 Monday afternoon in All Saints church, Syracuse. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery
When about 25 years old he married Miss Elizabeth Phillips, the oldest daughter of the late John L. and Jane Phillips of the town of Lyme. Four children-two sons and two daughters---were born to them. Besides his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Milton Hoan of Three Mile Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey Phillips of St. Lawrence and Mrs. F.P. Bagg of Trenton; one brother, Bayard C. McNett of Depauville, and also by eight grandchildren.
Mr. McNett was a member of Depauville lodge. No. 688, F. & A.M. and of St. Lawrence grange. He was a kind husband, indulgent father and a good neighbor, ever having a cheering word for all. He is greatly missed, not only in the home circle but also in th community with which he had so long been honorably been identified.
Early in life he united with the Baptist church, and the welfare of that society was uppermost in his mind. For many years he had been church clerk and deacon ably filling both the offices. The funeral was held from his late home on railroad street Thursday afternoon, Rev. F. J. Marvin officiating.
Cape Vincent, March 10.—Mrs. William Sypher, aged 74 years, a well-known resident of Cape Vincent died at 12:30 this morning at her home. Mrs. Sypher had been ill for about two weeks.
Mrs. Sypher’s maiden name was Margaret Shaw. She was born in Perth, Ont. After her marriage, she came to Cape Vincent where she had since resided. Mrs. Sypher was a great grandmother, She is survived by her husband; four sons, Robert and George Sypher of Burrs Mills, and Caleb and Edward Sypher of Cape Vincent; two daughters, Mrs. George Downey, of Burrs Mills, and Mrs. A. George, of Watertown, and one sister, Mrs. Emmett, of Montreal.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3, at the late home, Rev. Jailes, officiating. The body will be placed in the vault at Riverside cemetery.
VENERABLE CAPE VINCENT RESIDENT EXPIRES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE
He was born in this state and had always lived here. He spent the greater part of his life at Cape Vincent, where he conducted a farm for many years, retiring several years ago. During the past two years he had lived in this city with his daughter, Mrs. Jeannette George, wife of Andrew George.
He leaves four sons, George W. Sypher of Rutland; Caleb J. and Edward C. Sypher, of Watertown; Robert S. Sypher of Burrs Mills and two daughters, Mrs. Andrew George of this city, and Mrs. George Downer, of Burrs Mills, and one sister, Mrs. John Balley (Bailey) of Carthage. The funeral will be held from the George home, 418 Portage street, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. James H. Keeling, pastor of Faith Chapel, officiating. Interment will be made in Cape Vincent cemetery. The funeral is in charge of A. B. Chidex(s)ter of Dexter.
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