JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

OBITUARIES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY PEOPLE
GATHERED FROM HITHER AND YON

Transcribed by volunteer Shirley Farone.


Lloyd Barney Dana 1924-1989; posted by RDCalhounEagan Posted: 14 May 2009

LLOYD B. DANA, 65, ONCE OF BELLEVILLE, DIES

BELLEVILLE -- Lloyd B. Dana, 65, of 4914 S. Main St., North Rose, formerly of BELLEVILLE, died Friday evening in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Canandaigua after an extended illness.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Hager, pastor of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Ellisburg Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Huntington's Society Fund in care of the family or a charity of one's choice.

Surviving are his wife Arlene, one son, Dale, Phelps; two granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Al (Arlene) Luciano, Niagara Falls, and one niece.

He was born Aug. 15, 1924 in Henderson, the son of Harrison and Laura Hubbard Dana. He attended Mannsville School. He served with the Army in World War II in Company B of the 793rd military police battalion in the European Theater. He married Arlene Tifft Oct. 31, 1948 in BELLEVILLE with the Rev. Oliver Baker officiating. He worked on the Beryl Snider farm in BELLEVILLE for two years and the Tony Greco farm in Adams Center until 1955 when the couple moved to North Rose. He worked at the Clyde Milling Feed Co. until 1965 and then worked for the Xerox Corp. in Webster until his retirement.

Mr. Dana was a member of North Rose Fire Department.

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Mrs. Delilah H. Norton, 92, Gouverneur, Passes Away


Former Watertown Resident Is Widow of Moses Norton

(Special to The Times)

Gouverneur, Dec. 1. -- Mrs. Delilah House Norton, 92, widow of Moses Norton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Webster, Rowley street, Gouverneur, at 10 Monday night. Death resulted from pneumonia which developed from a hard cold.

Mrs. Norton was able to be up and to dress herself and be around the house on Saturday. She was confined to her bed only two days, Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. Norton was born on a farm at Black lake, a short distance from Edwardsville, May 18, 1884, a daughter of William and Betsy Robinson House. Her father owned a large farm near Brier Hill before the Civil war, besides a smaller farm near Edwardsville. As a young girl, Mrs. Norton attended the Castle school, near Castleville, a four corners on the Hammond-Edwardsville road. She learned the dressmaking trade while living at home at the Cedars, Black Lake, and did considerable sewing.

She was married to Moses Norton on Dec. 31, 1868. The ceremony was performed at the Cedars by Rev. Priest Gardner, then pastor of the Hammond Presbyterian church. For two years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Norton lived on the Norton homestead farm on the old military road between Hammond and Redwood. Mrs. Norton was a neighbor and friend of Mrs. Elizabeth Delong of Chippewa Bay who is 99.

In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Norton moved to the William Brodie farm on the Rossie-Brasie Corners road. After living there about ten years, they later lived on the McFalls farm near Brasie Corners and on other farms in the town of Rossie.

Mr. and Mrs. Norton sold their farms in 1899, and moved to Watertown where they resided on Morrison street where Mr. Norton died in November, 1908. Since his death Mrs. Norton had lived with her daughter in Gouverneur. She was a member of the Hope Presbyterian church of Watertown.

Surviving are one son, William Norton of Watertown; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Webster of Gouverneur, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the daughterís home, Rowley street, Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Joseph A. Schofield, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the North Watertown cemetery, Watertown.

Typistís Note: A photo of Mrs. Delilah H. Norton was included with the obit. However, the name under the photo was listed as ďMrs. Delilah H. Horton.Ē

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INFANT EXPIRES

Redwood, Dec. 28. --- Gerald Cole, two-months-old son of Caroline Flath and Wallace Cole, passed away Christmas eve at 10 oíclock, following a short illness of pneumonia.

The child was born on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, 1936 at the home of his parents. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Inez and Grace, one brother, Ross, all of Redwood; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Flath and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Horace Cole of Alexandria Bay.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home. Rev. R. F. Henderson, pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church officiating. Interment was made in the Redwood cemetery.

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G. G. GERMAN, 62, SYRACUSE, FORMERLY OF CITY, EXPIRES

George G. German, 62, of Syracuse, former resident of Watertown, died at 6:15 Friday evening in the Onondaga sanatorium in Syracuse where he had been a patient for several years. He had been an invalid for a long period, suffering from tuberculosis of the hip.

Mr. German was born at Consecon, Can. He came to this city from Toronto, where he was employed as a telegraph operator and on Oct. 19, 1910, married Miss Eloise S. Luther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Luther. The ceremony was performed at the Luther home, 1729 State street, by Rev. D. C. Johnson, then pastor of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal church.

After the marriage Mr. and Mrs. German moved to Toronto. Later they lived in the Canadian northwest. For a time afterward they resided in this city, moving to Syracuse several years ago.

Before his illness Mr. German was engaged in the hardware business, being identified with the Hessler company of Syracuse. At one time he was employed by the Eastman Kodak company in Toronto and Buffalo.

Surviving him are his widow; his mother and a brother, Arthur German, in Canada, and four sons, George Milton, Charles A., John G. and Robert German, Syracuse.

The body was brought today to the Howland Funeral chapel, where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11. Burial will be made in the Luther family plot in the Huntingtonville cemetery.

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WIDOW OF ALBERT GILTZ EXPIRES

(Special to The Times)

Hammond, Dec. 31. --- Mrs. Mary St. George Giltz, 69, widow of Albert Giltz, died Wednesday at 10 p.m. at the Theresa hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mrs. Giltz had been ill during the summer and fall.

She was born at Hammond, March 2, 1867, a daughter of Joseph and Lucinda St. George. Most of her life was spent in the town of Hammond where she was a well known dressmaker.

Her marriage to Albert Giltz took place Oct. 14, 1919, at Hammond. After their marriage the couple continued to reside in Hammond until 15 years ago when they left for Florida where they purchased an orange grove. A few years later they sold the grove and left for Spencerport, near Rochester, where they purchased a fruit farm which they sold last spring before returning to Hammond.

Mr. Giltz died last Oct. 10 at Hammond. Mrs. Giltz is survived by one sister, Mrs. David Hastie of Syracuse; one half-sister, Mrs. Belle Besanson, and one half-brother, Clarence Brown, both of Hammond; one step-sister, Mrs. Edgar Schindler, and one step-brother, David Brown, both of Hammond, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz undertaking parlors at Theresa with Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor of the Lutheran church of Redwood, officiating. Interment will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

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Henry Neuroth, Aged 59, Dies

Well Known Farmer Dies In His Sleep

Of Plessis-Redwood Section
Man Had Been Sufferer From a Heart Ailment But Had Been Much Improved Recently -- Funeral Sunday

Theresa -- Henry Neuroth, 59, one of the best known farmers of the Plessis-Redwood section, died suddenly in his sleep Friday morning at 3, his wife being awakened by his heavy breathing just as he expired.

Mr. Neuroth had suffered from a heart ailment, but had been much better of late. He was considered the boss-butcher of the section and had been away two or three times during the week to oversee the work and he had just completed the buzzing up of a large woodpile at home. Thursday he was not as active, but walked over to a barn upon another farm they had purchased to see if the barn doors were in good condition after the hard wind. He then went to a neighbor, Clarence Baker, who has purchased a house and lot of Mr. Neuroth, and, upon returning home, had spent much of the evening listening to radio programs. He went to bed at 10:30, feeling well. At 3 Mrs. Neuroth, sleeping with him, was awakened by heavy breathing and spoke to him. When he did not respond she noted that he was dead.

He was born March 10, 1877, in the neighborhood where he always resided, son of Valentine and Mary Shultz Neuroth. Miss Shultz was a native of New York City. On March 26, 1904, he married Helen Hosmer* of an adjoining road and as he had purchased the Barnes place the year before, they went there at once and have resided there ever since. He was a successful farmer, buying land to enlarge his place at different times.

He was a member of the Plessis Methodist Church, of the Kirkland (Redwood) grange and the Gouverneur Foresters. But a few evenings previous he and Mrs. Neuroth had given a birthday party to a near neighbor, Jason Dingman.

He is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Doris King, LaFargeville; Mrs. Ruth Reynolds, Plessis; Donald, Hilda, Joyce and Rosemary at home. One daughter, Lois, died in 1931. There are two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Slate of Hyde Lake and Mrs. Mary Powell of Plessis; one granddaughter, Lois Elaine Reynolds, Plessis.

The funeral will be from the home on the Redwood state highway Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Allen Moore of Plessis officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa village.

Typistís Note: A handwritten date of 1 Jan 1937 was inserted at the top of Mr. Neurothís obit, presumably indicating the date of death. *According to the typistĎs records, the maiden name of Henryís wife was HOSNER, not Hosmer, although in this locale the name Hosner, Hosmer, and Hasner were used interchangeably.

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FRED B. SUITS, AGED 66, REDWOOD, DIES IN HOSPITAL

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Jan. 16. -- Fred Benjamin Suits, 66, died at 8:25 p.m. Friday at Mercy hospital in Watertown where he had been a patient since Jan. 13. He had been ill with heart disease for two years.

Mr. Suits was born in Rochester on Dec. 2, 1870, a son of Nelson and Harriet Smith Suits. On Nov. 22, 1894, he married Amelia Ahles of Redwood, the ceremony being performed at the home of her parents by Rev. Francis Hoffmann. He had spent his entire married life here except for ten years in Syracuse. He worked as a laborer.

Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, Harold, Edward and Oswald Suits, all of Syracuse; four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. O. M. Palmer of Brownville and Mrs. W. F. Brown of Redwood.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. from the home, Rev. R. F. Hoffman (sic) of St. Paulís Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

 

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WOMAN, 23, AND BABY SUCCUMB
MOTHER DIES AFTER BIRTH OF SON WHO ALSO DIES
IS WIFE OF EUGENE COBEY

Mrs. Mary Reed Cobey Dies at Home of Parents in Redwood

Had Resided in Alexandria Bay Since Marriage.

Redwood, Jan. 6. -- Mrs. Mary Reed Cobey, 23, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reed, this village, at 11 a.m. Tuesday following the birth of a son, who also died.

Mrs. Cobey was born in Redwood Dec. 12, 1913, a daughter of Salina Brown and George Reed.

She spent her entire life here until her marriage to Eugene Cobey of Alexandria Bay on Sept. 24, 1932 when she went there to reside. She was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal church.

Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reed of Redwood; three brothers, Ralph, Walter and Emery, all of Redwood; three sisters, Mrs. William St. John of Redwood, Mrs. Riley Ledger of Alexandria Bay and Mrs. William Kelly of Poughkeepsie. She also leaves a young son, John.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 from St. Peterís Episcopal church, Rev. Mr. Worden officiating. Interment will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

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WILLIAM DRAPER, 84, DIES

Theresa, Jan. 12. --- William Draper, 84, long a resident at Browns Corners, town of Alexandria, died Monday morning at the county home near Watertown, after a brief illness. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Draper and was born in the Alexandria section where he had spent much of his life. He was employed much of the time on the highway jobs and on farms near his home.

He is survived by a wife and several brothers, Edward, Charles and Warren of this place and Silas of Syracuse.

Funeral services will be from the Charles A. Giltz Funeral home on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. P. B. Grant of the Methodist church here, officiating.

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WIDOW OF HENRY WETTERHAHN DIES

WOMAN, 77, SUCCUMBS AT HOME OF SON

LONG LAFARGEVILLE RESIDENT

Mrs. Laura Hotis Wetterhahn Was Born Near Redwood and Lived on Farm Near Omar Before Moving to Lafargeville.

Lafargeville, Jan. 11. -- Mrs. Laura Hotis Wetterhahn, 77 widow of Henry Wetterhahn, long a resident of this village, died at the home of her son, George H. Wetterhahn, Sunday evening at 9:45, from infirmities of old age.

She was born near Redwood, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1859, a daughter of the late George Hotis and Catherine Neuroth Hotis, and was one of a family of nine children. She was married Feb. 22, 1882, at Orleans to Henry Wetterhahn.

After their marriage, they bought a farm near Omar where they resided until March 4, 1905, when they purchased a home on Clayton street, this village. Her husband died on June 24, 1924, but she continued to live at her home here until a few months ago when illness made it advisable for her to make her home with her son where she remained until her death.

She was an active member of the Ruhumah chapter of the Eastern Star, the Lafargeville grange and St. Paulís Episcopal church.

She is survived by one son, George H. Wetterhahn, and one grandson, George H. Wetterhahn, jr., of Lafargeville; a foster daughter, Minnie Arnold, 232 Winslow street, Watertown, and two brothers, Fred Hotis of Plessis and Henry Hotis of Theresa.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from her home on Clayton street, this village. Rev. Carl Worden of Theresa will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot, Grove cemetery.

Typistís Note: The handwritten dates on this obit indicate that Laura died 5 January 1936.

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MRS. HUBERT G. SHARP, 54, DIES

FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY AT MORRISTOWN

REDWOOD NATIVE WAS LONG ILL

Mrs. Meda Betz Sharp of Morristown Expires of Dropsy and Complications---Had Been in Hospital For Three Months Last Year Before Returning Home.

(Special to The Times)

Morristown, Jan. 12. -- Mrs. Meda Betz Sharp, 54, wife of Hubert G. Sharp, died Monday noon at the family home here after a lingering illness from dropsy and complications. Mrs. Sharp last year spent three months at the Hepburn hospital at Ogdensburg during which time her condition improved. Upon her return home she was able to be about the house until six weeks ago when she had been confined to her bed.

Her five sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren were all at the family home on Christmas day.

Mrs. Sharp was born in Redwood, Jan. 1, 1883, a daughter of George H. and Julia Cole Betz. Her marriage to Mr. Sharp took place about 35 years ago and since that time Mrs. Sharp had resided in this village.

Surviving are her husband; five sons, Clarence of Rochester, Kenneth of New York, and Raymond, Glendon and Ivan who reside at home; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Connors of Watertown, Mrs. Raymond Nicols of South Hammond, Mrs. Leon Soper of Hammond, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Eldridge of Brier Hall (sic), Mrs. Mina Dunn of Rochester and Mrs. Elsie Westlake, of Pin Cap, Ont., and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., at the home. Rev. Frank Bennett, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment will be in Pine View cemetery, town of Oswegatchie.

Typistís Note: 11 Jan. 1937 was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Sharpís obit.

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WOMAN OUT OF CAST DAY DIES

MRS. NELLIE M. SHANNON SNELL, 67, EXPIRES

VERTEBRA HAD BEEN FRACTURED

But Heart Attack Causes Death----Suffered Fall Nov. 27 While Visiting Sister at Plessis and Had Been in Case Until Tuesday.

Plessis, Jan. 22. -- Mrs. Nellie M. Shannon Snell, 67, 176 South Main street, Albion, Orleans county, died here at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wava Ripley, Wednesday evening at 7:30 after a heart attack.

Mrs. Snell was a daughter of the late Andrew J. Shannon and Ruth Abbott Shannon of this vicinity. When a young girl she married Adelbert Snell of Orleans county and went there to make her home. Mr. Snell died four years ago.

Mrs. Snell had spent 14 winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. She came here to spend the holidays with her sister, Mrs. Ripley. She fell on Nov. 27 and fractured a vertebra and had been in a cast until Tuesday.

Mrs. Snell is survived by her sister, Mrs. Wava Ripley, Plessis; one brother, Fred Shannon, Redwood; one son, Oscar Snell, Elba; four grandchildren, Norma, Adelbert, Edwin and Marjorie Snell, Elba, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Snellís eldest brother, Charles Nelson Shannon of Munsville, died just six weeks ago.

A prayer service was held at the home of her brother, Fred Shannon, on the Theresa-Redwood road at 2 this afternoon. Interment will be in Albion cemetery Saturday afternoon.

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C. F. VANTASSEL, 80, ONCE A REDWOOD GLASS BLOWER, DIES

Theresa, Feb. 11. -- Charles F. VanTassel, 80, one of the last of the time (sic) glass blowers in the Redwood plant, died Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness.

The funeral will be held from the Charles A. Giltz funeral home on Saturday at 2 with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. Rev. U. B. Grant of the Methodist church here will officiate.

Mr. VanTassel was born in Three Rivers, Wis., July 23, 1856, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis VanTassel. When a youth he came east and went to Redwood where he followed his trade of glass blowing. Later he became a farmer in North Theresa. He was married in 1886 to Ella Brown.

He is survived by his wife, seven sons, Earl, Henry, Charles, Clinton and George of this town, David of Pamelia and William of Plessis; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Davis of Theresa, Mrs. George Debaucham of Long Island, Mrs. George Running of Alexandria Bay and Mrs. Carl Weldon of Theresa.

Mr. VanTassel attended the Methodist church.

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ALBERT NORTON, AGED 86, DIES

HAD SUFFERED A STROKE ON JAN. 20

PROMINENT HAMMOND FARMER
Lives 61 Years on Farm Where He Died---Had Been Active and in Good Health Until Suffering Stroke---Funeral Monday

(Special to The Times.)

Hammond, Feb. 6. -- Albert Norton, 86, prominent citizen of this vicinity, died at his home, located about two miles south of this village, at 4:40 this morning following a stroke suffered on Jan. 20. He had been confined to his bed since.

Previous to that date, Mr. Norton had been in very good health and was very active. He assisted with various of the daily chore about the farm.

He was born on the Norton homestead, which is about one-fourth mile from his present residence, on June 20, 1850, the son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Ousterhout Norton. His early life was spent in this section.

He married Miss Susan M. Taylor of Hammond on Dec. 18, 1872. She died several years ago. Shortly after their union, the couple moved to Hammond where they lived for two years. They then moved to Wegatchie where they made their home for two years prior to returning to Hammond where they had since resided.

Mr. Norton was a member of the Hammond Methodist Episcopal church. For many years he was a member of the Order of Foresters of Hammond and of the Hammond Grange. During his affiliations with each society he served at one time in an official capacity.

He was a farmer all his life and lived on the farm where he died for the past 61 years.

The survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Phillip Wagner, who has always resided with him; Mrs. David Burns, Hammond; one grandson, Everett Burns; two grandchildren, Donald and Janice Burns, all of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 2. Rev. A. Day Rich, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church (sic). Burial will be made in Rarick cemetery at South Hammond.

Typistís Note: Feb. 6, 1936, was the handwritten date on Albert Nortonís obit.

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Dr. George A. Coe, 81, Veteran Dentist, Dies

Death of Former Watertown and Theresa Resident Occurs at Fulton----Funeral Saturday.

Dr. George. A. Coe, 81, for 56 years a practicing dentist of Theresa and Watertown until his retirement five years ago, died at about 5:20 Wednesday afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ray G. Pollard, 352 West Second street, Fulton, where he had been critically ill for about six weeks. Death was attributed to a stroke and the infirmities of old age.

News of the death of Dr. Coe was received from Mrs. Pollard by Dr. Coeís son, Dr. Glenn E. Coe, 924 Academy street.

The body will be brought to the home of his son here tonight. A Masonic funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Dr. Glenn Coe home. Rev. E. E. Cheeseman of Philadelphia, retired Methodist Episcopal minister and close friend of the veteran dentist, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot at Theresa.

Dr. Coe, who since his retirement had resided part of the time with his son here and the rest of the time with his daughter at Fulton, suffered a stroke at his daughterís home Feb. 7 and since that time he had been critically ill there. His left side was paralyzed and his speech was impaired.

(A photo of Dr. George A. Coe was inserted within the text at this point.)

He was unconscious much of the time, although some times he rallied and indicated that he recognized his daughter. He had been blind for more than a year, having completely lost his sight because of infirmities. No hope had been held for his recovery since the time he suffered the stroke.

Dr. Coe had been in fairly good health before the time of his fatal illness, although about two years ago he was slightly injured in an automobile accident at Fulton. He was able to go out of doors daily for exercise even after he became blind, someone always accompanying him after he lost his sight.

Before his retirement, Dr. Coe was the oldest active dentist of Watertown and one of the oldest of northern New York.

From Family of Dentists

The doctor came from a family of dentists. His father, his son and a brother, Dr. David L. Coe, all chose to follow the same profession. The latter, who practiced at Theresa, died there in April, 1932.

Dr. George A. Coe was born at Theresa, Nov. 28, 1853, a son of Dr. Horace A. and Mary Etta Carpenter Coe. The father was born in Oneida county in 1827 and when he was ten moved with his parents to Ohio, but after the death of Horaceís father the family returned to Ridge Mills, N. Y.

Dr. Horace Coe then finished his education at the Whitestown seminary. For two years he taught school in Oneida county and then began the study of dentistry, later being graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery.

In 1849 he began the active practice of his profession in Theresa. (Typistís Note: A summary of Dr. Horace Coeís clients and Compend of Accounts from 1848 to 1870 may be seen online at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/dentist1.htm) The volume of his business increased to such an extent that he established branch offices in Depauville, Lafargeville, Alexandria Bay, Redwood, Philadelphia, Black River and Evans Mills, being the first dentist to locate north of the Black river in Jefferson county. He enjoyed a wide practice and at times the services of three men were required to aid him in his work.

Dr. Horace Coe instructed a number of students in dentistry at his offices. He was the owner of a fine 300-acre farm, which was devoted to dairying. He was a delegate to the state dental society for years and was a member of Theresa lodge, No. 174, F. & A. M.

Dr. Horace Coe in 1849 married Miss Mary Etta Carpenter, who was born in 1826 in Floyd, Oneida county, a daughter of David and Mary Gardner Carpenter.

Five children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Horace Coe: Mrs. Lodema Crabb of Cape Vincent; Dr. George A. Coe; Dr. David L. Coe, a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery; Carrie, who became the wife of D. J. Alton of Antwerp, and Miss Ida J. Coe, who died in 1902. Dr. Horace Coe died in Augusta, Ga., in 1874, when he was only 47 years old.

David Carpenter, father of Mrs. Horace Coe, was a native of Oneida county and a farmer by occupation. He died at the age of 84 years. His wife, Mary Gardner Carpenter, was also a native of Oneida county and was a daughter of Daniel Gardner, a pioneer settler of that section of the state. The mother of Dr. George Coe was one of a family of 13 children.

Was Prepared for Law.

Dr. George Coe, the eldest son of the family, spent his early life in the town of Theresa, where he attended the common schools, completing his literary education at Falley seminary at Fulton. Dr. Horace Coe was determined that his son become a lawyer and not a dentist and so George A. Coe was sent to boarding school for three years. He had passed his entrance examinations for Yale to take up the law course, but he was determined to become a dentist.

He told his father of his ambition, and said that if his father would not permit him to study in the family office, he would go to the office of Dr. S. N. Robinson, then a dentist in Watertown, to study. The elder Coe finally relented, allowed the son to enter his office and then sent him to the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery at Philadelphia, Pa., now part of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Coe, who was 17 when he began to study dentistry under his fatherís instruction, was graduated from the Pennsylvania dental college in 1874. At the time of his graduation he was 20 years and nine months old. There was a college rule that no one could receive a diploma until he was 21, but Dr. Coe allowed his whiskers to grow and his appearance was such that he was readily believed to be more than 21.

Six weeks before Dr. Coe was graduated from college his father died. The young doctor then returned to Theresa shortly after his graduation and began active practice in the town of Theresa and adjoining towns, continuing the long-established practice of his father. The senior Dr. Coeís dental practice was considered the oldest established in northern New York.

For 30 years, from 1874 to 1904, Dr. Coe followed his profession in the Theresa area. During that period the pioneer dentist was accustomed to driving to the villages of the Theresa territory to serve dentistry needs of that section of the county. Eight months of the years were spent in traveling to serve his patients of that region.

ďI had a long spring wagon and a good team of horses in those days,Ē recalled Dr. Coe at the time of his retirement, ďand the wagon carried my dental chair, three or four trunks of my equipment, my dental machine and all the necessary fixtures for my work. It took a good half day to unload the wagon when I arrived in town.Ē

For a time his brother, the late Dr. David L. Coe of Theresa, was associated with him, having given up his business as a merchant to become a dentist. He, like his father and his brother, was graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. The other dentist in the family, Dr. Glenn E. Coe of this city, son of Dr. George Coe, is a graduate of the same institution.

Dr. Glenn Coe, who had begun the study of dentistry as a student in his fatherís office at Theresa, was graduated from dental college in 1900, the president of his class. Dr. George Coe had planned that his son should not continue the same itinerary he had for years followed. Consequently, on their way back from the graduation exercises at Philadelphia, Pa., they stopped in Watertown and the younger Dr. Coe purchased the practice of Dr. E. L. Sargent in the old Taggart building. There the son began his professional career.

The senior Dr. Coe came to Watertown to practice in 1904 and on Jan. 1 of that year admitted his son into partnership. Father and son practiced under the firm name of George A. & Glenn E. Coe with offices both in Watertown and Theresa. The son permanently remained in the local office in the Taggart building, while Dr. George Coe spent the first seven days of the month in the Theresa office and the remainder of the time in the Watertown office.

Partnership Dissolved.

The partnership consisting of father and son continued for about 14 years. Then they decided to have separate offices. The father continued to occupy the suite of offices in the Taggart building, which stood on the site of the present chamber of commerce building, while the son in March, 1918, moved to the Light & Power building.

In 1919 the Taggart building was burned to the ground. Much of Dr. Coeís equipment was destroyed in the disastrous fire, but he salvaged enough to sell the remainder for $400. He saved his diploma, the charred remnants being framed on the wall of his next office.

At that time a Dr. Wilbur of New York, a summer resident of the St. Lawrence river, had opened offices in the Elksí building here. Deciding to discontinue, he sold out to Dr. George Coe. The offices, consisting of eight rooms, was the largest dental suite in the city. There Dr. George Coe continued his profession until 1930 when he retired after 56 years of practice, disposing of his equipment and closing his suite of offices.

The son, Dr. Glenn Coe, is still practicing in the Light & Power building.

Since his retirement Dr. Coe resided with his daughter, Mrs. Ray G. Pollard, at Fulton, spending part of the time at the home of his son here.

Dr. George Coe inherited from his father his large farm at Theresa, which was devoted to dairying purposes and the breeding of high grade stock. Dr. Coe had had in his possession a large number of registered Holsteins and for many years dealt extensively in thoroughbred Berkshire hogs.

One of Countyís Oldest Masons.

Dr. Coe was a Democrat in politics. He was one of the oldest Masons in point of years of membership in Jefferson county, having joined Theresa lodge, No. 174, F. & A. M., when he had just passed his 21st birthday. He was also a member of Theresa chapter, R. A. M.; Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templar, and Media Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He had been placed on the honorary list of those bodies. Dr. Coe was one of the early members of the Jefferson County Dental society.

On June 7, 1876, Dr. Coe married Miss Jennie L. Landon, who was born at Belleville, N. Y., in July, 1856, but who moved to Theresa in early life. She was a daughter of Samuel G. and Elizabeth Hamilton Landon. Dr. and Mrs. Coe were married at Theresa by Rev. B. F. Wood. Before his marriage Mrs. Coe was a schoolteacher at Theresa and Lafargeville.

Dr. and Mrs. Coe had two children, Dr. Glenn E. Coe of this city and Florence E., wife of Ray G. Pollard of Fulton. Mrs. Coe died at the family residence then 1022 Boyd street, in June, 1913.

During the World war Drs. George and Glenn Coe offered their services as dentists to the government and volunteered to treat the teeth of any applicants for enlistment in the army who might otherwise have been rejected for defective teeth. At the time several applicants for the army had been rejected because their teeth were defective.

A firm adherent to physical culture, Dr. Coe celebrated his 70th birthday by walking 26 miles. Starting at 8 a.m. from his home, then 1102 Boyd street, he walked out State street for four miles until he reached the summit of the steep second State street hill and then started back. When he reached Public Square, he decided to walk for a few more miles so he continued down Court street, out Coffeen street and over the big hill and beyond the Jefferson County Tuberculosis sanatorium until he was tow and a half miles away from Public square.

Returning, he went to his office in the Elksí building. In the afternoon he duplicated his morningís performance. The State street hike was one of his favorites because the hill is a vantage point to view the city. In the evening he again walked to the crest of the same hill.

Never Owned An Automobile.

Dr. Coe never owned an automobile and had been a walker for 50 years. He began his habit of extensive walking for exercise when he started practicing dentistry at Theresa. His farm was three miles from the village and he walked to and from the office daily. He boasted that he walked from four to eight miles every day. His hikes of eight consecutive Sundays in the fall of 1923 rolled up a total of 150 miles, an average of more than 18 miles for each Sunday. Another of his boasts when he reached the 70-year mark was that he had not been away from his office 50 office days because of illness, attributing his good health to his habit of walking.

Fishing was one of his chief sources of recreation and during his vacations he spent the greater part of his time on fishing trips.

Deploring the riding habit of the younger generation and urging that there be more walking, the veteran dentist once remarked: ďLong life, barring accidents, is merely good health. Walking preserves and prolongs health.Ē

Dr. Coe was the last survivor of the family of Dr. and Mrs. Horace Coe. Surviving him, besides his son, Dr. Glenn Coe, city, and daughter, Mrs. Ray G. Pollard, Fulton, are a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

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NATIVE OF PLESSIS DIES

Norman S. Hind, 76, Dies in Hospital In Wilmington, Del.

Norman S. Hind, 76, formerly of Plessis, died last Friday night at a Wilmington, Del., hospital after an illness from heart disease.

He was born in Plessis on February 8, 1858, a son of Joseph and Janette Shield Hind. In 1881 he married Miss Florence Tahash of Plessis. He was a charter member of the Plessis grange and treasurer of that body for 20 years.

Mr. Hind was always a farmer and spent most of his life on the Hind farm about one-half mile from Plessis on the Redwood road. This farm was owned and operated by the Hind family for three generations. Fifteen years ago he moved to Dover, Del.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Thornton Hind, Dover, Del. They accompanied the body here from Delaware, arriving Monday night. Mrs. Hind and her son are now at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Makepeace.

The funeral was held from Plessis Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Allen Moore officiating. Burial was made in Brookside cemetery at Plessis.

The bearers were John Cline, G. A. Snell, H. L. Penn, Arthur Rowell and Claude Makepeace.

Typistís Note: 1935 was handwritten at the top of the Hind obit.

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E. HAFFORD, REDWOOD DIES SUDDENLY

Former Redwood Resident Dies at Home of Sister-in-law In Theresa

Redwood: Edgar W. Hafford, age 76, a former Redwood resident died suddenly on Sunday evening, January 13th at the home of his sister-in-law, with whom he resided within Theresa. Mr. Hafford who had been shoveling the walks came into the house, took off his shoes and put on his house slippers, when he was stricken.

Mr. Hafford was born at Brownville on August 13, 1858, the son of Henry and Elmerva Wakefield Hafford. He was educated in the Redwood school and the Utica Commercial school.

He was one of three brothers, all of whom have died within the past nine months. Mr. Hafford was a member of Alexandria Lodge F. & A. M.

The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Giltz funeral home in Theresa, Rev. C. E. Hastings of the M. E. church officiating. The body was placed in the Redwood vault, awaiting interment in the spring.

His only survivors are his sister-in-law, a nephew, Dr. Ralph Haffard (sic), Oneida and a niece, Mrs. Ona Hafford Haggert of Redwood.

Typistís Note: The date, January 1935, was handwritten at the top of Edgarís obit. On the same page is a second obit for Mr. Hafford - it follows.)

MAN DIES AFTER SHOVELING WALK

(Special to The Times.)

Theresa, Jan. 14. -- Stricken suddenly with a heart attack after he had finished shoveling the snow off the walk at the home of Mrs. Bessie Hafford, his sister-in-law, Main street, this village, where he resided, Edgar W. Hafford, 76, native of Brownville and former resident of Utica, dropped dead Sunday evening at 7:30.

Mr. Hafford came into the house and took off his boots. He had just put on his slippers when he was stricken.

Mr. Hafford was born, at Brownville on Aug. 13, 1858, a son of Henry and Elmerva Wakefield Hafford. He was educated at the Redwood schools and the Utica commercial school. He was an expert penman and worked as a sign painter in Utica for many years.

Four years ago he retired and moved back to the Hafford farm homestead at Redwood. Last fall he came to Theresa to reside.

He was one of three brothers, all of whom have died within the past nine months. The other brothers were Henry and Hiram Hafford.

Edgar Hafford was a member of the Alexandria Bay Masonic lodge.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz funeral home in this village, Rev. C. E. Hastings officiating. The body will be placed in the Redwood vault to await interment next spring.

His only survivors are his sister-in-law, a nephew, Dr. Ralph Hafford of Oneida, and a niece, Mrs. Ona Hafford Haggart of Redwood.

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MISS LOUISE J. WADDELL DIES

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMUNITY CHEST
LOCAL WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD

Stricken at Apartment of Attorney E. H. Bennett and His Mother, Mrs. M. A. Bennett, Clayton---Death Due to Cerebral Hemorrhage.

Miss Louise J. Waddell, 47, of 512 Clay street, assistant secretary of the Watertown Community chest was found dead in bed about 7:30 Sunday morning at the apartment of Attorney Edward H. Bennett and his mother, Mrs. M. A. Bennett, in the Ellis block, at Clayton, where she had been spending the weekend.

Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, Dr. John T. Fowkes, jr., of Clayton, who was summoned to the Bennett apartment by Mr. Bennett, said. The physician said that Miss Waddell had been dead for four or five hours.

District Attorney Howard B. Donaldson, who was notified of Miss Waddellís death by Dr. Fowkes, went to Clayton to investigate and appointed Dr. Fowkes as coronerís physician in the case. Dr. Fowkes said that she died in her sleep sometime after midnight. The doctor said he learned that Miss Waddell had been suffering from high blood pressure and that her blood pressure had for some time been more than 200.

The district attorney said Miss Waddell was apparently in her usual health when she retired Saturday night. He said that Miss Waddell had been under treatment by Watertown physicians for high blood pressure.

Miss Waddell had been identified with the Community chest since 1926 and through her work with the organization she became widely known in this city. She served as assistant first to the late Matthew M. Bagg, secretary of the chest, and then to the present secretary, Dewey H. Hurd, who succeeded Mr. Bagg.

She was born at Valparaiso, Ind., a daughter of William and Agnes Rae Waddell, and came to Watertown with her parents about 34 years ago. She attended the public schools of Watertown and then was graduated from the Northern Business college of this city, now the Watertown School of Commerce.

For about 15 years she was employed as bookkeeper by the A. Campbell & Company, dry goods firm which stood at 108 Court street. Later she was employed in the same capacity by Austin & Nichols, local wholesale grocery house. She entered the employ of the Community Chest nine years ago.

She was an active member of the Stone Street Presbyterian church, the Margaret Moody guild of the church, the Benevolent club and the Community Workers club.

Surviving her are two sisters, the Misses Lena A. and Catherine E. Waddell, 512 Clay street.

Funeral services will beheld Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home. Rev. Dr. Paul F. Boller, minister of the Stone Street Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in North Watertown cemetery.

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E. S. Hoyt,

NATIVE OF PLESSIS DIES IN WEST

Plessis, Jan. 3. -- E. S. Hoyt, 73, of Des Moines, Ia., a native of this community, died Dec. 7, in a Sioux Falls, S. D. hospital, relatives here have been informed.

Mr. Hoyt and his wife had been visiting over Thanksgiving in Salem, S. D., with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, and were on their way home Dec. 7 when Mr. Hoyt was taken suddenly ill in Sioux Falls. Members of the Sioux Falls lodge of the Masonic fraternity of which Mr. Hoyt was a 32nd degree member came to their aid, and Mr. Hoyt was taken to the Sioux Falls hospital where a died a few hours later.

A Masonic escort accompanied the body to Des Moines where funeral services were held and burial made.

Mr. Hoyt was born in Plessis, the eldest son of the late Horace P. and Mary N. Hoyt. He married Miss Bird Chapin of Antwerp in 1886.

He was associated for a few years with his father in the lumber and building business here and then with Mrs. Hoyt went to Anita, Ia., and there engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. For a long period of yeas he had been a travelling salesman, making Des Moines his headquarters.

Surviving besides his wife and daughters, Mrs. Smith, are a son, Ralph Hoyt; a daughter, Mrs. A. Garner; an only sister, Mrs. Frank Parker; a niece, Mrs. E. Haas, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Hoyt, all of this vicinity.

Typist's Note: The year, 1934, was handwritten on the Hoyt obit.

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Native of Redwood Dies in Ithaca

George H. Hartman, Brother of Mrs. Fred Rebscher, is Buried in Ithaca Sunday.

George H. Hartman, 74, of Ithaca and a native of Redwood, died Thursday evening, Feb. 25, after a brief illness.

Mr. Hartman was born in Redwood March 12, 1862, and when a young man went to Ithaca to work in a glass factory.

His interest in boat building soon associated him with the late Charles E. (Pop) Courtney, Cornell crew coach.

For several years Mr. Hartman built paper shells for the Big Red eights and later was associated with John Hoyle, who also built many of the Cornell boats.

Later he opened a machine shop of his own. He was of an inventive turn of mind and invented a wheel straightener about 15 years ago.

Several patents were obtained on the device, used to straighten wagon and carriage wheels. With the increase in the number of automobiles he changed the design so that it could be used for the smaller wheels also.

Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, Jay Hartman of Boston, Mass., John and Robert Hartman, Ithaca; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Sperry of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Wallace Davenport of Ithaca, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Rebscher of Redwood.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Gilbert Funeral parlors in Ithaca with Rev. Henry P. Horton, pastor of St. Johnís Episcopal church officiating. Burial was made in Ithaca.

Typistís Note: The date, 25 Feb. 1937, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hartmanís obit.

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Wm. Blatz* Dies In Florida

Was a Former Resident of the Redwood Section---Funeral Held In Theresa With Burial in Redwood Cemetery.

Redwood: Word was received here last Thursday, February 25th of the death of William Blatz, age 80, at Kissimmee, Fla. Mr. Blatz was a former resident of this section.

He was born in Hessa, Darmstadt, Germany, and while a very young man came to this country, locating in this section. Here he met Miss Christa Giltz, sister of the late Adam Giltz, and they were married and located in the South Hammond farming section, where he became a man of considerable means. The Giltz home was the stone farmhouse at Alexandria Center, now owned by Henry Leonhardt.

Later in life Mr. Blatz moved to Spencerport near Rochester and conducted a fruit farm. After the death of Mrs. Blatz, 13 years ago, he went to Florida to reside, and where he has since made his home.

He is survived by three half brothers, George Leiterman of Carthage, Leonard Leiterman of Clayton, and Adams (sic) Leiterman of LaFargeville; one half sister, Mrs. George Loucks of Theresa; also several cousins. A relative in Rochester hearing of his serious illness, left for Florida and accompanied his body home.

The body arrived at the Giltz undertaking parlors in Theresa on Saturday, where his funeral was held at 2 p.m., with Rev. R. F. Renderson (sic), pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church of this village, officiating. Burial was made in the family plot in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: *One could suggest that perhaps an error was made in the spelling of this deceasedís surname -- perhaps it was Baltz - more in keeping with a name common to the Germanic names of this section at the time. The date, Feb. 1937, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Blatzís obit.

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MRS. CELIA B. CAPLES EXPIRES

WIDOW OF IRVING CAPLES DIES AT NEW BREMEN

LIFE LONG REDWOOD RESIDENT

Woman Dies at Home of Niece Where She Has Spent Past Four Winters---Suffered Broken Hip in Fall Last September.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Feb. 16. -- Mrs. Celia Bogart Caples, 75, widow of Irving Caples, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles Meeker, New Bremen, after a long illness.

Last September Mrs. Caples fell at her home in this village and suffered a broken hip. She was taken to the Lewis County General hospital at Lowville where she was a patient for three months. Since that time her health had been impaired. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Mrs. Caples and her half-sister, Mrs. Harriett Russell, had spent the past four winters with Mrs. Meeker.

Mrs. Caples was born at Lake of the Woods, town of Theresa, on March 10, 1861, a daughter of Arza and Harriett Ager Bogart. She was married to Irving Caples in Redwood in November, 1888. They engaged in farming in this vicinity until 30 years ago when they moved into this village. Mr. Caples died in 1913. After the death of her husband, her half-sister, Mrs. Harriett Russell, lived with her.

She was a charter member of the Kirkland grange, No. 684, of Redwood and a member of the Redwood Baptist church. She was church clerk from 1917 to 1933.

Besides her half-sister, Mrs. Russell, she is survived by a number of nephews and nieces. She was a sister of the late Dr. G. W. Bogart of New York city.

Funeral services will be held in Redwood Thursday at 1:30 p.m. but the place has not been decided definitely yet. Burial will be in Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: 15 Feb 1937 was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Caplesí obit.

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L. J. GILTZ, 85, LONG ILL, DIES

(Special to the Times)

Theresa, March 11. -- Leonard J. Giltz, 85, died at his home at St. Lawrence Corners, town of Clayton, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, following a long illness. He had resided at St. Lawrence Corners for the past three years.

Mr. Giltz had been a farmer in the vicinity of Theresa, Alexandria Bay and Clayton for many years. He would have been 86 years old had he lived until Saturday. He had been ill for the past two years.

He was born in Germany on March 13, 1851, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Giltz, who came to America in 1854, when he was three years old.

He married Miss Ida Waenor (?) of Alexandria Bay, who survives. He had been a member of the Clayton grange for over 30 years.

Surviving besides the widow are one son, Reginald M. Giltz, of Clayton; one grandson, Leonard J. Giltz, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Plato and Miss Mary Giltz of Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Mr. Giltzís birthday Saturday, with a prayer service at the home in St. Lawrence Corners at 12 noon and a service in the Giltz funeral home at Theresa at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. Walker of Clayton (incomplete).

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C. G. HENRY, 54, THERESA, DIES

Theresa, March 12. -- Charles G. Henry, 54, well known merchant, fur buyer and promoter of this village, died at his home in the Henry block at Monday after a lingering illness of several months. Death was due to a complication coming from intestinal trouble.

He was born in Park avenue in this village Aug. 14, 1880, a son of Goodrich and Alice S. Henry. His father was one of the old-time tin peddlers and had located in Theresa village as a merchant a short time before. Goodrich Henry held the record for having his business in the same location, corner of Main and Commercial streets for the longest of any business man of Theresa. Charles grew up in the store and fur business and greatly enlarged the fur buying, going through Canada each spring in search of fur. The firm of Henry and Son was the largest fur dealers (sic) of the locality. He later operated a motion picture theatre. About a quarter of a century ago he started plans for a summer resort near Kelsey bridge and on the banks of Indian river at that locality built a large dance hall. He outfitted the place with merry-go-rounds, water sheds, cottages and play grounds. Poor health came some years ago and he gradually reduced his activities. He closed his theatre, the summer resort and last fall sold out his stock of merchandise. He has been confined to the house since last fall. He was a member of the first running team of the organized Theresa fire department.

Mr. Henry 25 years ago married Lottie Howard of Antwerp.

According to his request his funeral services will be held from the Giltz funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. John Stoddard officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery.

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MRS. HERMAN A. SPIES EXPIRES

PROPRIETOR OR ARCADE BEAUTY SHOPPE

UNDERWENT TWO OPERATIONS

Mrs. Spies Had Been a Resident of This City Since 1927---Funeral Services at Redwood Tuesday Afternoon.

Mrs. Laura Barbara Margaret Warnick Spies, 41, wife of Herman A. Spies, 16 Paddock Arcade, and proprietor of the Arcade Beauty Shoppe, died at 3:30 Saturday afternoon in the House of the Good Samaritan, where she had been a patient since March 14.

Mrs. Spies had undergone two operations, both for the removal of hr gall bladder and for adhesions, and four blood transfusions. She had been in poor health all winter.

The first transfusion was performed March 16. The first operation followed two days later. A few days later she had another transfusion. The second operation was performed Saturday morning. The third and fourth blood transfusions were performed before and after the operation Saturday.

Mrs. Spies was born at Frankenmuth, Mich., near Detroit, April 23, 1895, a daughter of John and Katherine Knoellinger Warnick. Her public school education was received at Frankenmuth and she also completed a business course at Saginaw, Mich.

She worked as a beautician in Detroit and New York before coming to Watertown from Detroit in the summer of 1927. For about six months she was manager of the Woodruff Hotel Beauty Parlor. Nine years ago she bought the beauty shop at 16 Paddock Arcade from the late Benjamin O. Green and had since owned and operated the business. The family had also resided at that address.

She studied beauty culture at the McCabe School of Beauty Culture in Detroit, receiving a diploma from that institution in January, 1924. She was also a graduate of the Eugene Method of Permanent Waving, receiving a certificate from Eugene, Ltd., New York, in 1925 for having completed a course of study there.

On Sept. 28, 1929, she was married to Herman A. Spies of Watertown in the Evangelical Concordia Lutheran church here. Rev. Frederick K. Vogt, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Spies was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood.

Surviving her, besides her husband, are six sisters, Mrs. Adam Weiss and Mrs. Traugott Herzog, Frankenmuth, Mich., Mrs. Edwin Schlefer and Mrs. Herbert Schleier, Millington, Mich., Miss Lillian Warnick, city, and Mrs. Allen Ball, Brownville, and two brothers, Albert Warnick, Brownville, and Martin Warnick, Frankenmuth.

A private prayer service was held at 3 this afternoon at the William R. Box companyís parlors. Rev. F. K. Vogt officiated. After the service the body was taken to the Spies homestead at Redwood.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Paulís Lutheran church, Redwood. Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Vogt, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

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PETER HAAS, 83, THERESA, DIES

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TODAY AT DAUGHTERíS HOME

WAS IN THRESHING BUSINESS

Veteran Farmer Who Helped Lay Rails For Theresa-Hammond Section of Railroad in 70ís Expires of Ailments Attributed to Old Age.

Theresa, No. 10. -- Peter Haas, 83, well known farmer of this section, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louise Haas Shurtleff, on the Philadelphia road near Shurtlettís Corners Saturday afternoon. Death was attributed to a general breakdown. Mr. Haas assisted in laying rails when the Theresa-Hammond portion of the railroad was built in the early 1870ís. He was long in the threshing business and operated machines in Orleans and the Hammond-Alexandria section.

He was born in Orleans, near Lafargeville, on Jan. 7, 1853. His parents were Peter and Margaret Geieg (sic) Haas. His father was a native of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany.

He married Elizabeth Betz of Redwood and began faming on the Adam Snell farm in Orleans. Later they moved near Redwood and still later to the Loren Shurtleff farm on the Philadelphia road where they resided for 30 years. For a time they resided on Pleasant street, Leray, but returned to the Shurtleff place.

As a thresher he was associated with Leonard Flath of Alexandria. He was eldest in a large family and the last to go. He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran church at Redwood.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Louise Shurtleff of the Philadelphia road and a son, Harry, of the same section.

The funeral was held from the home of his daughter today at 2. Rev. Richard F. Henderson of the Redwood Lutheran church officiated, assisted by Rev. G. G. Upham of the Baptist church, Philadelphia. Burial was in Redwood.

Typistís Note: 7 Nov. 1936 was handwritten at the top of Mr. Haasís obit.

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MRS. LUCETTA C. FREEMAN, 83, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Port Leyden, Dec. 30. --- Mrs. Lucetta Card Freeman, 83, widow of Nathaniel Freeman, died Tuesday at her home on the Alexandria Bay-Redwood road, about five miles from this village, after an illness with pneumonia and infirmities of old age.

She was born in Moscow, Canada, on Jan. 8, 1853, the eldest of seven children of George and Louis Abel Card. She came to this country in early life and was married to Mr. Freeman on Nov. 9, 1882. They spent most of their married life on the farm near this village. He died in February, 1934.

The survivors are one son, Clarence; one daughter, Clara, both at home, and four brothers, two of Michigan and two of Canada.

The funeral will be held from the Alexandria Bay Methodist Episcopal church Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. D. Aubrey officiating. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

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JOHN FREDERICK, AGED 75, EXPIRES

OVER-EXERTION AFTER PUSHING CAR IS FATAL

RESIDENT OF SOUTH HAMMOND

Glassblower, Native of Redwood, Dies in Arms of Daughter After Attempting to Push Car Off Ice on Garage Floor---Masonic Services to Be Held Thursday.

(Special to The Times.)

Hammond, Dec. 9. --- Stricken with a stroke after an unsuccessful attempt to push his car off a layer of ice on the garage floor, John Frederick, 75, retired glass blower of South Hammond, died Tuesday afternoon at 2 in the arms of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Fox, with whom he had resided for the past year. Mr. Frederick had been active, but in declining health for a year.

Mr. Frederick had intended to visit his brother-in-law, Robert Smith, who resides a short distance away, and went to the garage to get his car. The car slipped on ice on the garage floor, and he attempted to push it over the obstruction. Failing, he called his son-in-law, Mr. Fox, who jacked the car up and freed it from the ice. Mr. Fox said that he noticed his father-in-law breathing heavily when he arrived to help.

About a minute later Mr. Frederick pitched forward on his face. His daughter was summoned and the two raised him up but he died in her arms. A physician declared he had suffered a stroke.

Mr. Frederick was born in Redwood on Feb. 24, 1871, the son of Michael and Elizabeth Flath Frederick. His early life was spent in Redwood, where he followed his fatherís occupation, that of glass-blowing. He followed this trade in Ithaca, Syracuse and in Pennsylvania at various times.

On June 22, 1887, he married Miss Agnes Craig Smith in Morristown. About 40 years ago he moved with his family to Hammond. His wife died several years ago, and he later married Mrs. Emma Decker of Hammond, who died about a year ago.

He was a member of Hammond lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was senior warden the past year. He was an officer of the grange and a trustee of the Presbyterian church. He was the last of a family of seven.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by two sons, Edward Frederick of Watertown and Raymond Frederick of Hammond; four grandchildren, Mrs. Maynard Workman and Robert Frederick of Watertown and Miss Agnes Frederick and Virginia Fox of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the home of his daughter, Rev. Garner S. Odell, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. The Masonic service will be conducted by Charles E. Denner. The bearers will be members of the Masonic lodge, Robert Elethorp, William Jaquith, Murray Harvey, Herbert Phillips, George Grant and Murray Norton.

Burial will be in Rarick cemetery, South Hammond.

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H. E. CASWELL, 46, TAKES OWN LIFE

OUT OF WORK SINCE LIVING IN CLAYTON

FORMER RESIDENT OF PLESSIS

Body of Man Discovered By Wife When She Returns Home From Work For Lunch---Fired Charge From Shotgun Into Heart.

(Special to The Times)

Clayton, Dec. 15. --- Harry Earl Caswell, 46, of 406 State street, this village, formerly of Plessis, ended his own life at his home this morning by firing a charge from a single barrel 16-guage (sic) shotgun into his heart.

Caswell, who spent his life in the vicinity of Plessis where he was a farmer and laborer, had been unemployed since ha and his family moved here about a year ago.

Mrs. Caswell left the house about 7 this morning to go to her work at the Warner Knitting plant. Their daughter, Eva, aged about 18, left for high school shortly before 9. The body was discovered in the bathroom of their home by Mrs. Caswell when she returned home for lunch shortly after noon.

She immediately called Dr. John T. Fowkes, jr., and Don Brabant, local police officer, investigated. According to Dr. Fowkes, the man apparently took his life about 10 a.m. while he was alone in the house. District Attorney Howard B. Donaldson of Watertown was notified and he appointed Dr. Fowkes to act as coronerís physician.

Mr. Caswell was born in the town of Alexandria on March 11, 1890, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Caswell. Nineteen years ago he married Miss Mabel Sprague. They lived on farms in the vicinity of Plessis until coming here a year ago.

The survivors are the widow and the one daughter, his father, Horace Caswell, and two brothers, Floyd of Plessis and Edwin Caswell of Lafargeville.

Typistís Note: The year, 1936, was handwritten on Mr. Caswellís obit.

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MRS. MILDRED E. HAAS, 70, EXPIRES

Mrs. Mildred E. Haas, 70, Evans Mills, widow of Harvey G. Haas, died at 9 a.m. today in the House of the Good Samaritan. She had been ill for some years and a hospital patient since May 19.

Mrs. Haas was born in Theresa, March 26, 1877, the daughter of Cyrus and Kate Mellon Howland. Her parents died when she was six years old, and she lived with her uncle, Walter Howland, Evans Mills. She attended Watertown High school and Ives Seminary, Antwerp.

In 1910 she was married to Harvey G. Haas, Evans Mills, who died in 1929. Since the time of her marriage Mrs. Haas has been a resident of Evans Mills. She was a member of St. Andrewís Episcopal church, Evans Mills, the Prisgah chapter, O.E. S., and the Trinity White Shrine of Watertown.


Mrs. Haas is survived by a son, Roger V. Haas, Evans Mills, proprietor of the H. G. Haas and Son Milling Corporation; a brother, Frederick W. Howland, Syracuse, and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Sweet, Black River.

Funeral services will be held from the Evans Mills home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Norman McCain, Copenhagen, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the Evans Mills cemetery.

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MRS. DWIGHT J. GATES, 57, DIES

ANGINA PECTORIS FATAL AFTER 2-WEEK ILLNESS

WIFE OF REDWOOD STOREKEEPER
Native of Redwood, Mrs. Gates Spent Entire Life There with Exception of a Few Years During Early Married Life---Funeral Service Saturday.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Sept. 2. -- Mrs. Clara Mary Failing Gates, 57, wife of Dwight J. Gates, died at 7 this morning at her home after an illness of two weeks with angina pectoris. Her husband, proprietor of the local general store, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Gates, were with Mrs. Gates at the time of her death.

Mrs. Gates was born in Redwood Sept. 6, 1880, daughter of Walstein and Martha Thompson Failing. She was married at her parentsí home here to Mr. Gates Nov. 21, 1900, by Rev. Mr. Whinney, then rector of St. Peterís Episcopal church here.

Mr. and Mrs. Gates, after their marriage, lived a few years at Carthage and Benson Mines, returning to Redwood 30 years ago and operating a general store here since that time.

Mrs. Gates was a former member of the local Rebekah lodge and was noble grand in 1926. She also was a member of St. Peterís church and its altar guild and church service league.

Surviving besides her husband are one son, Harry Gates; three grandchildren, Betty, Eleanor and Roger Gats, and one brother, Herbert Failing of Natural Bridge.

The funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. (E.S.T.) Sunday, with Rev. Earl Worden, rector of St. Peterís church, officiating. Interment will be in the Redwood cemetery.

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MRS. JENNIE T. LILLIE, 70, DIES


Theresa, Sept. 13. -- Mrs. Jennie Timmerman Lillie, 70, died suddenly at her home in Riverside avenue, this village, at 7:30 a.m. today from a heart disease attack.

She had been about the village until about ten days ago when she suffered a fainting spell that caused her to remain indoors. This morning the family were about as usual and Mrs. Lillie seemed to be resting quietly. Soon afterward she seemed to have difficulty in breathing and Dr. Byron Haskin was summoned but she had died before he reached the place.

She was born in what is known as the Backus Settlement in Alexandria in July, 1868, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Timmerman. Her early life was spent there and in Orleans. She was twice married, first to Herman House who for a long term of years conducted the store at Orleans Four Corners and was postmaster, his wife being his assistant. Closing out their store they retired to this village to reside, buying a home on Riverside avenue where she had since made her home. He died several years ago and later she married to Clinton Lillie of this village. His death occurred three years ago.

She was the last of the family and there remain no brothers or sisters. There are two nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Harry Y. Stone of Watertown, Mrs. Mable Schell of Leray and Clarence Timmerman of Philadelphia. There were no children, but the late Mrs. Ruth Mattison Hartman, was brought up in the family.

She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Optimistic class of the church.

Typistís Note: A Rootsweb posting of this obit (in part) reveals the year of death to have been 1938

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PAMELIA WOMAN, AGED 88, EXPIRES

FOUND DEAD IN HOME WHERE SHE LIVED ALONE

MRS. KATHERINE DICKHAUT

Widow of George Dickhaut Found Dead in Bed By Neighbor Who Came to Prepare Her Breakfast---Native of Germany, She Had No Relatives in U. S.

(Special to The Times)

Orleans Four Corners, Sept. 7. --- Mrs. Katherine Dickhaut, 88, was found dead in bed about 6:30 this morning at her home here, where she had lived alone the past six years.

A neighbor, Adam Flath, who cared for Mrs. Dickhautís home, found her when he went into the house to start a fire and get Mrs. Dickhautís breakfast. Mr. Flath summoned Dr. John E. Jones of Evans Mills, who pronounced death due to a heart attack. Mrs. Dickhaut had been dead only a few hours.

Mrs. Dickhaut had been in apparent good health previous to her death. Mr. Flath saw her walking in her yard between 4 and 5 yesterday afternoon and another neighbor heard her radio playing early in the evening.

Mrs. Dickhaut was a native of Germany, born April 9, 1850. She came to this country about 70 years ago and lived at Theresa, Orleans and Lafargeville before coming to Pamelia our Corners nine years ago.

She was married three times. About 1900, after the death of her second husband, Jacob Stark, she was married to George Dickhaut, a farmer of this section. Mr. Dickhaut died nearly 14 years ago. Mrs. Dickhautís first two husbands were cheesemakers.

There are no survivors in this country, Mrs. Dickhaut never having had children. Her relatives in Europe are unknown here and she long ago ceased to communicate with them.

The funeral will be held from the Giltz funeral home at Theresa Friday afternoon at 2, with Rev. Richard F. Henderson, Lutheran church pastor of Redwood, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Theresa.

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W. S. BROWN, 81, THERESA, DIES

Theresa, Sept. 26. --- William S. Brown, 81, who had been ill for several weeks, died at his home in Park street, this village, at 5:15 Saturday afternoon.

The funeral services were held from the home here this afternoon at 1:30, with burial in his family plot in Adams Center. The services were conducted by Rev. David T. Owens, pastor of the Baptist church in Philadelphia, of which Mr. Brown was a member. He was assisted by Rev. Frank Brown, pastor of the Methodist church at Dekalb Junction.

Mr. Brown was born on Nov. 11, 1856, in the Antwerp section and was one of ten children. His parents were William and Jane Smith Brown. When a young man he went west where he remained for several years. Returning he married for his first wife, Mary Klock of Antwerp, the marriage taking place at Oxbow Nov. 8, 1884. He resided for a time on a farm at Bentleyís Corners and in 1917 sold his farm to come to this village. In 1919 they moved to Adams Center where he built a home. Mrs. Brown died there in 1927. He resided there five years more and on Nov. 30, 1932, he married Mrs. Ada Neuroth of this village and they came here to reside.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, John and David of this place; three sisters, Nina Bailey of Calcium, Ella VanTassel of Redwood, and Mary Fox of Theresa. There are a number of nieces and nephews. Besides following the occupation of a farmer, Mr. Brown was a carpenter and also a real estate broker for a time.

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Mrs. Alice Adelaide Bertram

WOMAN, AGED 83, REDWOOD, DIES

(Special to The Times.)
Redwood, Sept 23.- Mrs. Alice Adelaide Bertram, 83, widow of Edward Bertram, died at 7 this morning at her home in this village after an illness of six months with infirmities. Her daughter, Miss Sarah Bertram, and her brother, Frank Pierce, resided with her.

The woman was born in the town of Theresa on Nov 13, 1854, a daughter of Lambert and Angeline Sayles Pierce. She was married to Edward Bertram on Dec 13, 1876, and following the ceremony they went to the town of Theresa where they resided for eight years. Then 54 years ago they purchased the homestead at Goose Bay. They came to Redwood to reside 20 years ago, purchasing the Lang home where they resided until death. Mr. Bertram died Jan 1, 1924.

Mrs. Bertram was a member of the Kirkland grange, No 684; Redwood Methodist Episcopal church and the Pastorís society of the church.

The survivors are her one daughter, Miss Sarah Bertram; two sons, Edward and Edson Bertram, twins, and one brother, Frank Pierce, all of Redwood.

Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday at 2:30 pm, Rev Louis Bruce, pastor of the Redwood Methodist Episcopal church, officiating, and burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1936, was handwritten above this obit. However, a posting on Rootsweb, of the same obit, indicates the obit was presented 23 Sept in the year, 1938!!!!

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WIDOW OF F. V. BUSH, 79, DIES

WAS STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK WEDNESDAY

DEATH OCCURS IN ROCHESTER

Mrs. Kittie A. Bush Was Born Near Clayton and Lived the Greater Part of Her Life in This City---Her Husband Was a Grocer Here.

Mrs. Kittie A. Bush, 79, of 30 Goodwill street, Rochester, former resident of Watertown and widow of Fred V. Bush, who was for a long period a prominent grocer here, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George E. Hayes, Rochester, with whom she resided.

Mrs. Bush was suddenly stricken with a heart attack on Wednesday, but on Thursday her condition seemed to be improving and she was able to be around the house. Her condition became worse on Friday, however.

Her husband, who was formerly president of the Fred V. Bush company, grocery firm on Public Square, died at the family home, 401 Mullin street, on Jan. 30, 1914, at the age of 57 years.

Mrs. Bush was born Oct. 29, 1858, near Clayton, a daughter of the late John and Barbara Miller Giegerich. She was one of a family of ten children. The early part of her life was spent at her birthplace. As a younger woman she came to Watertown, where she was a dressmaker.

She was married to Fred V. Bush of Watertown at the home of her parents in the town of Alexandria. Mrs. Bush had resided here the greater part of her life. The Bush family lived at 401 Mullin street, now the home of F. S. Chickering.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Bush continued to reside here. After six years ago she left this city, residing in Rochester with her daughter, Mrs. Hayes, during the summers and in Syracuse with her other daughter, Mrs. Leon E. Enos, during the winters.

She had been a member of the First Baptist church of this city for many years.

Surviving her are the two daughters, Mrs. Leon E. (Jessie) Enos, Syracuse, and Mrs. George E. (Ruth) Hayes, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Louis (Emma) Getman, Redwood, Mrs. Edward G. (Anna G.) Workman, 423 Dimmick street, Mrs. John J. (Rozella G.) McGarr, 613 South Massey street, and Miss Sarah A. Giegerich, 424 South Massey street; a brother, John F. Giegerich, 411 West Mullin street, and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 this afternoon in the First Baptist church of this city. Rev. Dr. Frederick A. Miller of this city officiated. Burial was made in the Huntingtonville cemetery.

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MRS. LOUISE R. SCHULZ, 75, DIES

WIDOW OF KARL F. SCHULZ DIES IN HOSPITAL

LONG LAFARGEVILLE RESIDENT

Native of Germany Came to America in 1881 and Had Resided in Lafargeville Section Since That Time.

(Special to The Times.)

Lafargeville, May 21. -- Mrs. Louise R. Schulz, 75, who resided on a farm on the Carter street road, about four miles from this village, died at 2:45 (ES.T.) this morning in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Death followed a brief illness. Mrs. Schulz had been suffering from a complication of ailments.

She was the widow of Karl Frederick Schulz, who died in 1935 at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Arthur Carlisle, near Alexandria Bay.

She was born in Germany, Dec. 15, 1862, a daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Wolf Vogt. She was married to Karl Frederick Schulz in 1881 and they came to this country the same year. Since then she had resided in this section.

Mrs. Schulz was a member of the Evangelical Concordia Lutheran church of Watertown. She was a cousin of the pastor of that church, Rev. Frederick K. Vogt.

Surviving her are seven sisters, Mrs. Conrad Poth, Pamelia; Mrs. Conrad Quencer, Evans Mills; Mrs. Lena Quencer, Limerick; Mrs. Henry Flath, Redwood; Mrs. Charles Dorr and Mrs. George Hagen, Lafargeville, and Mrs. Arthur Carlisle, near Alexandria Bay; three great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Her son, Jacob F. Schulz, Lafargeville, died in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, May 20, 1929, of injuries received when he was kicked by a horse at his farm.

Funeral services for Mrs. Schulz will be held t the home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (ES.T.) Rev. Mr. Vogt, her cousin, will officiate. Burial will be made in Grove cemetery of this village.

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MRS. EMMA WOOD OF REDWOOD DIES

Redwood, June 1. -- Mrs. Emma Cornwall Wood, 84, widow of Adolphus Wood, died at noon Tuesday following an illness of two weeks of a heart ailment.

Mrs. Wood was born near Fishers Landing on Sept. 10, 1853, daughter of Nelson and Marie Underwood Cornwall.

She was married to Mr. Wood on Jan. 1, 66 years ago and had lived in this village and vicinity her entire life. She was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal church.

Mr. Wood died May 10, 1935.

Mrs. Wood is survived by two nephews, Leland Cornwall of New York, who has lived with her for the past three years, and Lynne Cornwall, and one niece, Mrs. Emma Wise of Thayer, Kans.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home. Rev. Earl Worden, rector of St. Peterís church, will officiate.

Interment will be in the Wood plot in Omar cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Woodís obit.

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C. E. BALDOCK, 81, ILL MONTH, DIES

SUFFERED FRACTURE OF LEFT HIP MAY 24

FORMER MANAGER OF HOTEL

He Came to Watertown in 1916 From Clayton, and From 1925 to 1932 He Was Manager of Greystone---Retired in 1932 Following Injury.

Charles E. Baldock, 81, of 320 Mullin street, died at 3:40 this morning in the House of the Good Samaritan where he had been a patient since May 24 after he fell at his home and suffered a fracture of the left hip.

Mr. Baldock was born in Lincolnshire, England, on Sept. 8, 1858, a son of John and Mary Lowery Baldock. He was the second child of a family of 15 children. When he was 19 years old he came with his parents to this country and settled in Morristown where he lived for about five years before going to Redwood. For more than 25 years he was engaged in farming here.

Mr. Baldock later went to Clayton and then came to Watertown in 1916. From 1925 to 1932, he served as manager of the Greystone hotel on Court street. He retired in 1932 when he suffered a broken hip in a fall.

On May 6, 1885, he married Miss Janet Adams in a ceremony performed in Ogdensburg. Mrs. Baldock died on Feb. 10, 1910 at Redwood.


Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lillian M. Card Willard, Alexandria Bay; three grandsons, Louis C. Car, 217 William street; Grant W. Card, Solar building; Carl A. Willard, Alexandria Bay; a granddaughter, Mrs. Allen Herse, Dexter, and a sister, Mrs. F. J. Smith, 206 North Meadow street.

Typistís Note: The next paragraph, may or may not be a part of the Baldock obit. Its placement on the scrapbook page from which it was copied is confusing.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 (E.S.T.) from the Redwood Baptist church. Rev. Condit N. Eddy, rector of the St. Paulís Episcopal church here, will officiate. Interment will be made in South Hammond cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, June 20, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Baldockís obit.

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REDWOOD RITES FOR N. R. JONES

Redwood, July 6. -- Nevell R. Jones, 38, of Haddonfield, N. J., husband of Mina Getman Jones, formerly of Redwood, died Saturday in Philadelphia, Pa., following an operation.

Mr. Jones was born in Rochester, Nov. 27, 1898, and was graduated from St. Lawrence university in 1922. While in college he was one of the pioneers in the establishment of radio station WCAD. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and also of the St. Lawrence chapter of Master Masons. He was employed by the General Electric company of Schenectady and later the R. C. a. Manufacturing company, Camden, N. J., in whose employ he was at the time of his death.

The funeral was held from St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran church here this afternoon at 2:30 (E. S. T.), Rev. R. F. Henderson officiated.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Barbara and Beverly, and his mother, Mrs. Emile Jones, Rochester.

Interment was in Redwood cemetery.

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MRS. HOWARD C. HUSSEY EXPIRES

ILL SINCE LAST OCTOBER, DIES IN HOSPITAL

FORMER RESIDENT OF REDWOOD

Daughter of Mrs. Jennie Snell Holmes and the Late Wallace W. Holmes Who Was President of the Redwood National Bank.

(Special to The Times)

Redwood, July 7. -- Mrs. Gladys Evelyn Holmes Hussey, 38, wife of Howard Hussey of Albany and former resident of Redwood, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 (D.S.T.) in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where she had been a patient since June 15. Death was caused by a malignant ailment.

Mrs. Hussey had been ill since October and had undergone three operations in the Memorial hospital, New York. For three weeks before entering the Watertown hospital she was confined to her bed at her Albany home.

Her husband brought her to Redwood June 11 and she was removed to the Watertown hospital by ambulance the following Tuesday.

She was born in Redwood, May 5, 1899, a daughter of Jennie Snell Holmes and the late Wallace W. Holmes. Her father was once engaged in the flour and feed business here but later he and his brother, the late Gilbert M. Holmes, operated the passenger steamboats, the Riverside and the Island Belle, between Ogdensburg, Clayton and Alexandria Bay, touring the Thousand Islands every summer.

Wallace W. Holmes was president of the Redwood National bank at the time of his death here Oct. 14, 1933.

Mrs. Hussey was graduated from the Redwood High school in 1916 and from Wells college at Aurora in 1920. After her graduation from college she taught school at various places until last June. She had taught at East Hampton, Bridge Hampton and Hempstead, L. I., in New Jersey and at Gloversville.

She was married to Howard C. Hussey of Albany on Aug. 8, 1936, in St. Peterís Episcopal church here by Rev. Herbert Lamb, jr., and since her marriage she had lived in Albany.

Mrs. Hussey was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal church of this village and of the Order of Eastern Star at East Hampton.

Surviving her are her husband; her mother and an infant son, William Wallace Hussey, Redwood; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas M. Barnes of East Hampton and Mrs. Charles H. Curtis of Watertown; a brother, Douglas S. Holmes of Redwood; two nephews, Douglas Barnes of East Hampton and Donald Curtis, Watertown, and a niece, Sally Barnes of East Hampton. She was a niece of the late Dr. William N. Snell of Theresa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 (E. S. T.), in St. Peterís Episcopal church here. Rev. Mr. Worden, rector of the church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1937, was handwritten at the top of Gladysís obit.

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MRS. BETSY A. WOODCOCK DIES

BRIER HILL WOMAN, 80, ILL FOUR WEEKS

WIDOW OF WILLIAM WOODCOCK

Mrs. Woodcock and Her Husband Both Native of England---Spent Entire Married Life as Farmers Near Brier Hill.

(Special to The Times)

Brier Hill, July 6. -- Mrs. Betsy A. Beldock Woodcock, 80, widow of William C. Woodcock, local farmer, died at 5 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Mead, in Hammond, where she had been ill for the past four weeks. Death was attributed to complications.

Mrs. Woodcock was a native of England, born June 9, 1857, a daughter of John and Mary Lowery Beldock. She came to this country in her youth, and was married to Mr. Woodcock, also a native of England, on April 21, 1878. Their entire married life was spent on farms near Brier Hill, where Mrs. Woodcock had continued to live following her husbandís death.

Mrs. Woodcock is survived by two sons, William of Brier Hill, and Berton of Gouverneur; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Allen of Mannsville, Mrs. Charles Derby and Mrs. A. C. Mead of Hammond, Mrs. Robert Lovelace and Mrs. Thomas Edmunds of Buffalo and Mrs. Earl Miller of Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph McDougal and Mrs. Frank Smith and a brother, Charles Beldock, all of Watertown; also 24 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Woodcock home in Brier Hill at 11 a.m. (E.S.T.), Wednesday, with Rev. W. H. Shoemacher officiating. Interment will be in Brier Hill cemetery.

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CLARENCE N. COOK DIES IN REDWOOD

Redwood, Sept. 14. -- Clarence Nelson Cook, 69, passed away early Monday morning after a short illness of heart trouble, at the home of his brother, Benton Cook. About 8 oíclock Mr. Cook went to call his brother and found he had passed away.

Mr. Cook was born in the house where he died, on Feb. 28, 1868, son of Nelson Cook and Lydia Anne Marshall Cook. When a young man he attended the University of Buffalo school of pharmacy. Following his graduation he was employed in the Bogart drug store in Watertown. Later he purchased two drug stores at Alexandria Bay which he conducted for 30 years.

He was married in San Diego, Calif., in May, 1917, to Mrs. Lucille Spencer Obert. After his marriage he resided in Alexandria Bay for four years when he retired. Following his retirement Mr. Cook with his family, spent his time in Florida and at his summer home here.

He was a member of the Alexandria F. and A. M., No. 297, Theresa chapter No. 149 and Media temple.

Mr. Cook is survived by his widow, one son, Benton Cook, one step-daughter, Mercedes Obert, and one step-son, Harry Obert of Pulaski; also two brothers, John and Benton Cook of Redwood.

A Masonic funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home of his brother Benton Cook. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Mr. Cook was employed by H. E. Ransier of Manlius at the time of his death.

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MAN WORKING ON BARN IS KILLED

EDWIN HARTMAN, 61, THROWN 15 FEET

CLOTHES CAUGHT IN TURNBUCKLE

Suffers Fractured Skull and Broken Neck---Lands on Concrete Floor of Building He Was Pulling Together---Was Town Assessor For Six Years.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, July 27. -- Edwin Hartman, 61, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday a few minutes after he was thrown 15 feet to a concrete floor while working on a barn at Mrs. Addie Laidlawís farm in Hammond. Mr. Hartman was engaged at the time in pulling a barn together with a turnbuckle. His clothing became entangled and he was thrown to the concrete floor where he suffered a fractured skull and a broken neck. Dr. T. A. Lewis of Hammond attended him.

Mr. Hartman was born May 28, 1875, at the Augsbury farm on the Plessis road, the son of Henry Hartman and Mary Eckert. He married Miss Beulah Cole, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole of Hammond, June 20, 1917. The wedding took place at the brideís home and was performed by Rev. H. B. Krusa, former pastor.

Mr. Hartman had been engaged as a carpenter since 1921. He first came to Redwood 40 years ago and lived with his mother until his marriage in 1917. He was a member of the Kirkland grange, St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood and was town assessor for six years.

He is survived by his wife; two brothers, George Hartman of Morristown and Henry Hartman of Redwood; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Flath of Redwood, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the home and at 2 p.m. from St. Paulís church. Rev. R. F. Henderson, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1936, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hartmanís obit.

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Frank Hill, Redwood, Dies

Was A Former Resident of This Village---Funeral and Burial Tuesday

Frank Norman Hill, 65, retired gardner (sic) of Redwood and former resident of this village passed away Sunday morning after a short illness.

Mr. Hill had worked at Keewaydin the summer estate of Wm. T. Dewart for the past several years.

He was born in Missouri, February 16, 1872, son of Baker and Janet Pierce Hill.

He is survived by a sister, who resides in Rochester.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the home. Interment was made in Barnes Settlement cemetery.

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MRS. BETSY A. WOODCOCK DIES

BRIER HILL WOMAN, 80, ILL FOUR WEEKS

WIDOW OF WILLIAM WOODCOCK

Mrs. Woodcock and Her Husband Both Native of England---Spent Entire Married Life as Farmers Near Brier Hill.

(Special to The Times)

Brier Hill, July 6. -- Mrs. Betsy A. Beldock Woodcock, 80, widow of William C. Woodcock, local farmer, died at 5 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Mead, in Hammond, where she had been ill for the past four weeks. Death was attributed to complications.

Mrs. Woodcock was a native of England, born June 9, 1857, a daughter of John and Mary Lowery Beldock. She came to this country in her youth, and was married to Mr. Woodcock, also a native of England, on April 21, 1878. Their entire married life was spent on farms near Brier Hill, where Mrs. Woodcock had continued to live following her husbandís death.

Mrs. Woodcock is survived by two sons, William of Brier Hill, and Berton of Gouverneur; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Allen of Mannsville, Mrs. Charles Derby and Mrs. A. C. Mead of Hammond, Mrs. Robert Lovelace and Mrs. Thomas Edmunds of Buffalo and Mrs. Earl Miller of Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph McDougal and Mrs. Frank Smith and a brother, Charles Beldock, all of Watertown; also 24 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Woodcock home in Brier Hill at 11 a.m. (E.S.T.), Wednesday, with Rev. W. H. Shoemacher officiating. Interment will be in Brier Hill cemetery.

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CLARENCE N. COOK DIES IN REDWOOD

Redwood, Sept. 14. -- Clarence Nelson Cook, 69, passed away early Monday morning after a short illness of heart trouble, at the home of his brother, Benton Cook. About 8 oíclock Mr. Cook went to call his brother and found he had passed away.

Mr. Cook was born in the house where he died, on Feb. 28, 1868, son of Nelson Cook and Lydia Anne Marshall Cook. When a young man he attended the University of Buffalo school of pharmacy. Following his graduation he was employed in the Bogart drug store in Watertown. Later he purchased two drug stores at Alexandria Bay which he conducted for 30 years.

He was married in San Diego, Calif., in May, 1917, to Mrs. Lucille Spencer Obert. After his marriage he resided in Alexandria Bay for four years when he retired. Following his retirement Mr. Cook with his family, spent his time in Florida and at his summer home here.

He was a member of the Alexandria F. and A. M., No. 297, Theresa chapter No. 149 and Media temple.

Mr. Cook is survived by his widow, one son, Benton Cook, one step-daughter, Mercedes Obert, and one step-son, Harry Obert of Pulaski; also two brothers, John and Benton Cook of Redwood.

A Masonic funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home of his brother Benton Cook. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Mr. Cook was employed by H. E. Ransier of Manlius at the time of his death.

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Frank Hill, Redwood, Dies

Was A Former Resident of This Village---Funeral and Burial Tuesday

Frank Norman Hill, 65, retired gardner (sic) of Redwood and former resident of this village passed away Sunday morning after a short illness.

Mr. Hill had worked at Keewaydin the summer estate of Wm. T. Dewart for the past several years.

He was born in Missouri, February 16, 1872, son of Baker and Janet Pierce Hill.

He is survived by a sister, who resides in Rochester.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the home. Interment was made in Barnes Settlement cemetery.

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MRS. HARRIET F. MILLER, 80, DIES

HAD BEEN IN MICHIGAN FOR THE WINTER

FUNERAL RITES AT HAMMOND

Widow of John S. Miller Was Born Near Prescott, Ont., and Taught School Before Her Marriage---Resided in Watertown for Nine Years.

(Special to The Times.)

Hammond, Dec. 27. -- Mrs. Harriet Fraser Miller, about 80, widow of John S. Miller, died Saturday at Imlay City, Mich., where she was spending the winter with her nephew, Milton C. Fraser. Mrs. Miller, in poor health for some time, had been confined to bed about six weeks with sciatica. She had been ill since she went to Imlay City.

Mrs. Miller was born on a farm about a mile below Prescott, Ont., on the St. Lawrence river. Her father was commissioned major in the Canadian army at the end of the Patriotís war. Her grandfather came from Scotland as a lieutenant in a Royal Highlandersí regiment.

She attended the schools at Prescott and taught several years at Cardinal, Ont. She was married to John S. Miller about 50 years ago. The had o children. Mr. Miller died eight years ago. Mrs. Miller leaves no close relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Miller spent almost their entire married life on the Miller homestead farm near South Hammond. They lived for three years, about 30 years ago, in Watertown and at the time attended the Stone Street Presbyterian church.

The body was sent to Hammond from Imlay City and the funeral services were held at 2 this afternoon at the Hammond Presbyterian church.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Millerís obit.

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RITES HELD FOR CLAYTON P. HART

Redwood, Dec. 27. -- Funeral services were held this morning for Clayton Pearl Hart, 53, who died Saturday morning at the home of this parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hylan Hart, following an illness of three years.

Mr. Hart underwent a major operation at the Hepburn hospital, Ogdensburg, in November 1936, and was a patient there six months. Last year he was a patient at Baker hospital, Muscatine, Ia., for five months.

He was born March 2, 1885, at Plessis, only son of Hyland and Minnie Spaulsbury Hart.

He was married about 30 years ago to Miss Florence Andrews of Pulaski. The couple later were divorced. Four years later Mr. Hart married Miss Georgia Westcott of Theresa. He spent practically his entire life here. He was manager of the local milk station 17 years under Benjamin Marks. He also conducted a boat livery and rooming house at Butterfield lake.

Mr. Hart was a member of St. Francis Xavier church.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Miss Marion Hart of Toledo, O., his parents, and one sister, Miss Jennie G. Hart of Redwood. A daughter by the first marriage, Mrs. Genevieve Brown, of Pulaski, was killed in an automobile accident about a year ago.

Funeral services were held at 9 this morning from St. Francis church, Rev. W. J. Charbonneau officiating. Interment was in the family plot in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hartís obit.

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MISS ALICE RONEY OF REDWOOD DIES

(Special To The Times)

Redwood, Dec. 30. -- Miss Alice Roney, 77, resident here most of her life, died at 9 last evening at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Kimball, where she was spending the winter. Miss Roney had been in ill health about a year.

Miss Roney was born in the middle west, where her mother, a Bigelow and daughter of one of the early settlers of Redwood, went to live after her marriage. When Miss Roney was a young child her mother returned here with her children and Miss Roney had since resided here. Her own home, in which she spent summers, was built by her grandfather shortly after he settled at Redwood.

Miss Roney is survived only by nephews, nieces and cousins. Roy Roney of South Mechanic street, Carthage, is a nephew. Miss Edith Newton of West Boylston and Mrs. Winifred Newton Rudolph of Worcester, Mass., are among the cousins.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from St. Peterís Episcopal church here, of which Miss Roney was a member, with Rev. Carl M. Worden, rector, officiating. Interment will be in the Bigelow family plot of the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Miss Roneyís obit.

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ELMER A. JULIA, AGED 58, EXPIRES

(Special To The Times)

Lafargeville, Jan. 18, -- Elmer A. Julia, 58, native of this village, died at 5 Tuesday afternoon at his farm home on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton road about three miles from Alexandria Bay. Death was attributed to heart disease. Mr. Julia had been in ill health for several weeks.

Mr. Julia was born on Feb. 22, 1880, in this village, a son of Theodore and Effie Julia. He married Bertha Clyde at Alexandria Bay on Oct. 6, 1903. She died a few years ago. After their marriage, the couple moved to the farm home where Mr. Julia died. He was a farmer and fur buyer.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Effie Julia, town of Alexandria; one brother, Levi Julia of the town of Alexandria; four sisters, Mrs. Elva Eddy of Boonville, Abbie of Oswego, Mrs. Etta Eckert of Lafargeville and Miss Grace Julia of Alexandria Bay, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the home and at 2 p.m. from Omar Methodist Protestant church with Rev. Ellis Richards, pastor of the Lafargeville Methodist Protestant church, officiating, assisted by Rev. William Eddy, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Boonville. Burial will be in Omar cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Juliaís obit.

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MRS. CORNELIUS SHOULETTE DIES

Redwood, Feb. 6. -- Mrs. Minnie Adelaide Micheau Shoulette, 64, wife of Cornelius Shoulette, Redwood farmer, died at 8:50 Saturday morning at her home near Godfreyís Corners, after an illness of over one year attributed to complication of diseases.

Mrs. Shoulette was born in Redwood on Jan. 28, 1875, daughter of Francis and Esther Cross Micheau. On April 24, 1895, she was married to Cornelius Shoulette at Alexandria Bay by Rev. Father Ambrose. The couple moved to Barnes Settlement and lived on the Shoulette homestead for 17 years and moved to Godfreyís Corners 22 years ago where they have since resided.

She was a member of St. Cyrilís Catholic church of Alexandria Bay.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Floyd, Oswald, Roscoe, and Carl, all of Redwood; one grandson, Robert Shoulette, also of Redwood; a nephew, Kenneth McConnell, of Syracuse, and a niece, Ruth Micheau, of Orleans Corners. A son, Leo, passed away in May, 1938.

A prayer service will be held from the home Tuesday at 9 a.m. and from St. Cyrilís Catholic church at 10 a.m., Rev. Father Dussault, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in St. Cyrilís cemetery at Alexandria Bay.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Shouletteís obit.

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ROSSIE MAN, AGED 63, DIES

Hammond, Feb. 8. -- John Fletcher, 63, Rossie, died Tuesday morning at 10:30 at an Ogdensburg hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 25. Death was caused by pneumonia.

Mr. Fletcher was born in Rossie March 8, 1875, the son of Edward and Isabelle McIlwain Fletcher. When a young man he went to Utah where he spent some time in mining and later he sailed on the Great Lakes. On July 23, 1913, he was married to Miss Grace Herbison of Brockville, Ont., at Ogdensburg by Rev. Mr. Wilds.

After their marriage they purchased the Edward Doyle farm in Rossie on which they had since resided.

Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Mabel Fletcher of Watertown and Miss Mildred Fletcher of New York; two sons, James of Belmont and Claud who resides at home; one sister, Mrs. John Weston of Sackets Harbor, and two nieces, Mrs. Ambrose Moran of Potsdam and Mrs. Dale Carter of Michigan.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Fletcherís obit.

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MAN, 82, HURT IN FALL, DIES

FARMER SUCCUMBS IN MERCY HOSPITAL HERE

JOHN H. MOORE OF REDWOOD

Mr. Moore Suffered a Fractured Hip in Fall in His Barn on Tuesday---Funeral to Be Held Friday.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Feb. 9. -- John H. Moore, 82, farmer and resident of this section all of his life, died at 12:38 this morning in the Mercy hospital, Watertown, as the result of a fractured hip received Tuesday morning when he fell in the barn at his farm about five miles from this village on Gore road.

After the accident, Dr. H. L. Gokey of Alexandria Bay was called to attend him. Later in the day he was removed to the hospital by ambulance.

Mr. Moore was born Nov. 1, 1856, on the Moore homestead, near Redwood, a son of John and Mary McCartin Moore. He had always lived in Redwood and vicinity. He married Miss Elsie Bauder of Redwood in Redwood in November, 1882.

He was a member of the Plessis grange and St. Cyrilís Catholic church of Alexandria Bay.

Surviving him, besides his wife, are five children, Frank, Morris, Lawrence and Milo Moore and Mrs. Leslie (Kathleen) Parker, all of Redwood; a brother, Emmett Moore, Redwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Emma) Griswould (sic), Watertown, and Mrs. Elizabeth Fortune, Gouverneur.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 in St. Cyrilís Catholic church, Alexandria Bay. Rev. Armand Dussault, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in St. Cyrilís cemetery at Alexandria Bay.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Mooreís obit.

 

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MRS. LEONARD LEITERMAN DIES

NATIVE OF REDWOOD ILL FOR PAST MONTH

30 YEARS CLAYTON RESIDENT Private Funeral Service to Be Held From Home in Clayton on Wednesday Afternoon

Clayton, Feb. 13. -- Mrs. Mannie Leona Olney Leiterman, 70, wife of Leonard Leiterman, State street, this village, died Saturday at midnight after an illness of about a month. She had been confined to bed for the past three weeks.

Mrs. Leiterman was born in Redwood on Jan. 9, 1869, the only daughter of the late Darwin and Caroline Helmer Olney. She attended the Redwood schools and later the Ives Seminary, Antwerp, and the Crane Institute of Music in Potsdam.

On Jan. 26, 1899 she was married to Leonard Leiterman in Redwood by the Rev. J. W. Higby, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of that village. The couple took up their residence in Poughkeepsie, where Mr. Leiterman was engaged as a school teacher. Thirty years ago they moved to Clayton where Mr. Leiterman since has been in business.

Mrs. Leiterman was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Clayton, the Clayton Travelers club, the Chautauqua Literary society of Jefferson county and active in foreign and home missionary work.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Miss Lucile Leiterman of Clayton and Mrs. N. Joseph Houghton of Framingham, Mass.

Private funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Royal Fishbeck, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Plessis cemetery.

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WOMAN, INJURED IN FALL, EXPIRES

WIDOW OF MAN KILLED BY TRUCK LAST MONTH

MRS. JULIA SENECAL MARTIN, 82

Mother of Postmaster Louis S. Martin of Redwood and Widow of Thomas J. Martin Received Fractured Hip Early This Month.

(Special to The Times)

Redwood, Nov. 19. -- Mrs. Julia Senecal Martin, 82, mother of Postmaster Louis S. Martin and widow of Thomas J. Martin, died at 7 p.m. yesterday at the Mercy hospital in Watertown, where she had been a patient since Nov. 4. Mrs. Martin suffered in a fall in her home the day she entered the hospital.

Mrs. Martinís husband, freight and express drayman here 45 years, was killed Oct. 19 when he was hit by a truck driven by Joseph Misercola of Watertown as he was walking in Main street.

Mrs. Martin was born at Redwood on Aug. 14, 1856, daughter of ________ (torn of) and Esther Senecal. She spent her entire life here. She was married to Mr. Martin ________(torn off) 16, 1881.

Mrs. Martin was an active member of St. Francis Xavier church here.

Surviving are two sons, Louis of Redwood, and George T. of Ogdensburg, and a brother, Joseph Senecal of Ithaca.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from St. Francis Xavierís church. Rev. Walter J. Charbonneau will officiate. Interment will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of Mrs. Martinís obit.

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MRS. ELIZABETH HAAS, 79, DIES

FUNERAL SERVICES FROM THE HOME MONDAY

RESIDENT OF PHILADELPHIA

Widow of Peter Haas, Native of Redwood, Had Resided in Town of Alexandria and Town of Leray---Had Been Ill Several Years.

Philadelphia, Nov. 4. --- Mrs. Elizabeth Haas, 79, widow of Peter Haas, died last night at 6 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Francis Shurtleff, with whom she had resided for the past four years.

Mrs. Haas had been in failing health for several years and had been confined to her bed since June 8. Death was caused by colitis, an intestinal inflammation.

She was born Aug. 14, 1859, at Redwood, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Flath Betz. She was one of a family of five children. Her parents came from Germany.

On Jan. 23, 1879, she was married to Peter Haas, town of Alexandria, at Redwood, by Rev. Charles E. Dorr, then pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Haas resided in the town of Alexandria until 1889 when they moved to the Loren Churtleff farm near Philadelphia, where they resided for 30 years. For ten years they lived in the town of Leray, moving to Philadelphia nine years ago. Mr. Haas died here Nov. 7, 1936.

She was a life-long member of St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood and a charter member of the circle of the Congregational church of this village.

Surviving her, besides her daughter, Mrs. Francis (Louisa) Shurtleff, are a son, Harry Haas, Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs. Catharine Sage, Rochester, and Mrs. Lena Leonard, Alexandria Bay, now a patient in the Jefferson county sanatorium, Watertown, and the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Catherine Betz Bargainere, Miss Margaret Betz and R. W. Sage, Rochester; Mrs. May Sage Teachout, Syracuse, Mrs. Eloise Betz Proctor, Weedsport, Mrs. May Betz Hall, Orono, Me., and Kenneth Leonard, Alexandria Bay.

Funeral services will be held at the Shurtleff home Monday afternoon at 2. Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, 3 Nov. 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Haasís obit.

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EDGAR NORTHRUP, REDWOOD, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Dec. 5. -- Edgar Northrup, 73, retired town of Theresa farmer, died last night at 8:15 at his home here after an illness of one week. An embolism caused his death.

Mr. Northrup was born in the town of Alexandria Oct. 17, 1865, son of Daniel and Elizabeth June Northrup. He married Miss Lillian Smith of the town of Theresa Nov. 1, 1888, and until his retirement ten years ago he lived on farms in the town of Theresa.

He is survived by his wife and several nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home, with Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, appeared in handwritten form at the beginning of Mr. Northrupís obit.

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GEO. ROGERS, 81, DIES IN HOSPITAL

Theresa, Dec. 19. -- George Rogers, 81, farmer and lifelong resident of North Theresa, died Sunday morning at 7:15 in the Mercy hospital at Watertown, where he had been a patient since Oct. 25. He had been in ill health for about two years. Death was caused by infirmities of old age.

He was born on the Rogers homestead at North Theresa, June 5, 1857, a son of Warren and Adeline Higgins Rogers. He was engaged in farming all of his life and always had lived on the Rogers homestead.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha Rogers; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Slater of Alexandria Bay; Mrs. Irene Hunter and Mrs. Frances Niers of Hammond; three sons, Alton, Earl and Edwin Rogers of Redwood; two sister, Mrs. Wallace Bates of Plessis and Mrs. Lottie Simpson of Alexandria Bay.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Giltz Funeral home at Theresa. Rev. U. B. Grant, pastor of the Theresa Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten on Mr. Rogersí obit.

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DESPONDENT MAN TAKES HIS LIFE
HANGS HIMSELF IN NEWLY BUILT GARAGE

RALPH A. PARKER, 53, REDWOOD

He Had Been Employed as Machinist at Bagley & Sewall Company For 14 Years Up to Six Weeks Ago---He Since Had been Out of Work.

Ralph Allen Parker, 53, Redwood, a machinist at the Bagley & Sewell company for the past 14 years until six weeks ago, ended his life by hanging in the garage back of his Redwood home early Thursday night.

Parker, believed to have been despondent because he was out of work, tied a sash cord around a joist of the garage, which he had just finished building this week, and jumped off a nail keg.

Dr. E. E. Eddy, Redwood, named coronerís physician, gave a verdict of ďsuicide with death from strangulation.Ē

Parker, who was born in Theresa, Aug. 17, 1885, was in good health and members of his family said he appeared cheerful at dinner late Friday afternoon. His wife, an invalid, and son, George, 20, said they had no inkling that Parker would end his life.

Mr. and Mrs. Parker and George had dinner at 5:30 Friday afternoon. About an hour later Parker left the house, his family supposing that he went out to care for his hens and one cow.

When he did not return to the house, the wife and son believed he might have gone to the postoffice. When he had not returned at 8:45, his family became alarmed. The son went outside and looked in the new two-stall garage. There he saw the father hanging, dead.

The son notified Dr. Eddy who called Sheriff Brayton E. Peck and District Attorney Carl J. Hynes. The district attorney appointed Dr. Eddy as coronerís physician. Sheriff Peck and Deputy Sheriff McDermott investigated the case.

Parker had made his home in the village of Redwood for the past 20 years. Dr. Eddy, upon examining the victim, said he probably died about 8:30----15 minutes before his body was discovered.

Parker is survived by his wife and two sons, George, 20, and Harley, 27, an orderly at a hospital in Amsterdam.

Typistís Note: The date, Dec. 15, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Parkerís obit.

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FRANK STEVENS, REDWOOD, DIES

HEART AILMENT FATAL AFTER LONG ILLNESS

MARKET OWNER, AGED 72 YEARS

Resident of Redwood 25 Years, Mr. Stevens Was Native of Parish and Former Resident of Syracuse---Prayer Service at Home Friday---Rites in Syracuse.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Dec. 22. -- Frank Stevens, 72, meat market proprietor here the past 25 years, died at 10 this morning at his home here. Death was caused by a heart ailment from which Mr. Stevens had suffered about a year. He became seriously ill last Saturday morning and yesterday his condition became critical.

Mr. Stevens was born at Parish Oct. 23, 1866, son of Harry and Mary Stevens. Most of his life, before he came here in 1913, was spent in Syracuse.

His first wife having died a number of years before he came here to live, Mr. Stevens married Mrs. Olga Bartlett of Redwood Aug. 10, 1916. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. B. Krusa, then pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church here.

Mr. Stevens was a member of Alexandria lodge, No. 249, F. and A. M., and Lakeside lodge No. 328, I. O. O. F., of Redwood. He also was a member of St. Paulís church.

Surviving Mr. Stevens besides his wife are three daughters and two sons by his first marriage and two step-sons, and one stepdaughter, all of Syracuse.

A prayer service will be conducted at the home here tomorrow morning at 9 by Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church. Friends may call at the home this evening.

The body will be removed tomorrow to the home of a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles Durling, 148 Hartford road, Syracuse, where a service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Funeral rights will be conducted at St. Paulís Lutheran church of Syracuse at 2:30 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Mr. Henderson of Redwood. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery, Syracuse

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Stevensí obit.

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MISS HARRIET COLE, 81, DIES

(Special To The Times)

Pamelia, March 10. Miss Harriet Cole, 81 died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Elmer Stevens, here Wednesday night at about 8:30. Infirmities from old age caused her death.

Miss Cole was bon in the town of Alexandria, April 26, 1856. She was the daughter of the late Allen and Caroline Hutley Cole. She is he last of seven children in the family.

For several years, Miss Cole lived in Redwood. She was an attendant of the Methodist Episcopal church here.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 from the home of Mrs. Stevens. Rev. Allen Moore, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate. Burial be made in the family plot at Redwood.

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GEORGE H. BALTZ, ILL 2 WEEKS, DIES

DEATH RESULTS CHIEFLY FROM HEART DISEASE

WAS COAL AND WOOD DEALER

Mr. Baltz Had Been Engaged in Business in This City For Nearly a Half Century---Was 74 Years of Age

George H. Baltz, 74, one of the cityís oldest dealers in the coal and farm machinery, died as 12:35 Sat. morning at his residence, 333 Coffeen street, after an illness of only two weeks.. Death was caused chiefly by heart disease.

Mr. Baltz, who had been engaged in business here for nearly 50 years, had been in poor health since the past winter, but had been active until about two ago. He developed a complication of ailments and had been suffering from a general physical and nervous breakdown.

He was at his store at 437 Court street for the last time on April 25.

Mr. Baltz was born April 3, 1864, on a farm in the town of Pamelia, the second of eight children of the late Andrew P. and Elizabeth Haas Baltz, and was descended from early residents of Jefferson county.

{a photo of Mr. George H. Baltz appeared at this point in the text -- the caption including the following (From an old photo)}

Andrew P. Baltz was born in the town or Orleans, near LaFargeville, in 1837, a son of Philip and Eliza Dorr Baltz. Philip Baltz emigrated from Germany about 1829 Orleans. In 1858 Andrew Baltz began the manufacture of limburger cheese on a small scale, one of the first in this part of the state to engage in that business. Later, he came to Water town, where he had a grocery store in Court street. Mrs. Andrew Baltz was a native of the town of Clayton, daughter of George and Regina Haas.

George Baltz first came to Watertown in 1872, moving here with his parents when he was eight years old. In 1879 he returned with the family in the farm in Pamelia, but in 1887 he again came to this city and since then he had been a resident of this city.

He attended school at Pamelia and Watertown. After leaving grade school he took a business course. During his early days he worked on his fatherís farm.

After settling in Watertown in 1887, Mr. Baltz, who then lived on West Main street, became a milk dealer, but about 1890 he entered into the coal and wood business for himself and established his place of business at 215 Coffeen street, now Bernard E. Weaverís farm machinery store.

Shortly after starting his business, he became a dealer in farm implements also and dealer of auto trucks. At one time he had a large business. A few years ago he moved his business from 215 Coffeen street to 226 Coffeen street and about two years ago the business was moved to 427 Court street.

At one time Mr. Baltz also owned considerable real estate in the city.

Mr. Baltz was married three times. He first married Miss Emma Liddy of St. Lawrence, the ceremony being performed at the Liddy home Oct. 30, 1888. She died about 1906 at the Baltz home on TenEyck street, at the corner of Holcomb street.

About 1909 he married Miss Mabel Liddy of this city, formerly of St. Lawrence, his wifeís niece. The ceremony was performed in this city. She died here about 1910.

In January, 1924, Mr. Baltz married Mrs. Myrtle L. Guiles Francis of this city, native of Harrisville. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. George F. Shepherd, D. D., then pastor of the church.

Mr. Baltz and his third wife separated six years ago and were divorced in California in 1937. She now resides in Los Angeles. Her first husband, Fred Francis, was killed in an accident at Harrisville about 1913.

Surviving Mr. Baltz are two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Sarah J.) Schryver, Omar, and Mrs. Howard E. (L. Maude) Reed, Fisherís Landing; a brother, William A. Baltz, 219 Gale street; four nephews and seven nieces.

A brother, Fred W. Baltz of Toledo, O., died Mary 11, 1930 at Omar. Another brother, Edward G. Baltz, Philadelphia, Pa., died in January, 1933, in Brooklyn. Another brother and sister died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at the parlors of the Guilfoyle Undertaking company. Burial will be made in Brookside cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, May 9, 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Baltzís obit.

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E. D. HERRICK FUNERAL HELD

PROMINENT RESIDENT OF ALEXANDRIA BAY

ODD FELLOWS ATTEND SERVICE

Burial Is Made in the Family Plot in Barnes Settlement---He Was Descendant of Pioneer Family.

Alexandria Bay, May 10. --- Funeral services for Edward D. Herrick, 77, prominent resident of this village, who died at his home on Walton street here Friday evening, were held this afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2 in the Methodist Episcopal church of this village.

Rev. Roger F. Williams, pastor of the church, and Rev. William D. Aubrey, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Lafargeville and former pastor of the local church, officiated. Rev. Mr. Williams delivered the sermon.

Burial was made in the family plot in Barnes Settlement. Members of the Odd Fellows lodge attended the service at the church and gave a service at the grave.

Among the persons attending the funeral were Dr. William S. McFarlane, Ernest W. Vary and Dr. William G. Houghton, a nephew, all of Watertown.

Fellow members of the board of trustees of the local church acted as honorary bearers at the funeral. They were: D. Marshall Crawford, George Cook, Charles P. Putman, Charles Haas and Charles Garlock, all of this village.

The active bearers were: Albert L. King, Redwood; George A. Hartman, Redwood, Stewart T. Blount, Alexandria Bay, Gerald D. Bigley, Alexandria Bay, all sons-in-law, and Dr. William G. Houghton, Watertown, and Ray Babcock, Redwood, nephews.

Mr. Herrick had long been prominent in the religious and civic life of the community. He was a member of the official board and a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church, member of the board of education of this village and Redwood and for several years was an assessor of the town of Alexandria.

He was also a member of the Jefferson County Grand Jurorsí association, the Kirkland grange, the local Odd Fellows lodge, the local Encampment and a director of the Jefferson-Lewis Patronsí Fire Relief association.

Mr. Herrick was born in the town of Theresa, Dec. 30, 1861, the eldest of three children of the lat Delos and Sophronia Curtis Herrick. His sister, Mrs. Mina A. Herrick Houghton, who was the widow of James H. Houghton, died at Theresa Nov. 25, 1935. His brother, Dr. Cheeseman A. Herrick, former president of Girard college in Philadelphia, Pa., resides in Philadelphia, Pa. He attended the funeral today.

The late Delos Herrick served in the Civil war and was well known in the northern section of Jefferson county.

Mr. Herrickís ancestors were pioneer settlers of the Jefferson county. The first of the Herrick family to come to this section was Mr. Herrickís great-grandfather, Edward Herrick, who came from Essex county, Vt., and settled in the town of Rodman in 1805. He cleared the land n that section, then a wilderness. Edward Herrick, son of the pioneer settler, was born in Rodman, but later moved to Brownville. There his son, Delos Herrick, father of the Edward Herrick who just died, was born in 1838.

Delos Herrick later moved with the Herrick family to a small farm in the town of Theresa, near the Indian river and about six miles from Theresa. It was there that Edward D. Herrick was born.

(at this point in the text, a photo of Edward D. Herrick, was included)

Members of the Curtis family were among the early settlers of the town of Theresa. Sophronia Curtis, the mother of Edward D. Herrick, was born in that town and was a daughter of Cheeseman A. and Mary Curtis. The Curtis family originally came to this country from Schoharie county.

For 43 years Mr. Herrick was director of the Jefferson-Lewis Patronsí Fire Relief Association. He served on the Board of Education at Alexandria Bay and at Redwood. Mr. Herrick was assessor for the town of Alexandria Bay for a number of years.

Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. George Hartman and Mrs. Albert King of Redwood, Mrs. Stewart Blount and Mrs. Gerald Bigley of Alexandria Bay, and a brother, Dr. Cheesman Herrick of Philadelphia, former president of Girard college. Several nieces and nephews and seven grandchildren also survive.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Herrickís obit.

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WIDOW OF JOHN WILLIAMS DIES

SUDDEN DEATH AT WEST MAIN STREET HOME

CAME HERE FROM OGDENSBURG

She Had Been Living in This City For the Past Year---Given Last Rites of Church Before Her Death.

Mrs. Florence Rexford Williams, 53, widow of John Williams and former resident of Ogdensburg, died suddenly at about 7:20 this morning at her home, 7:20 this morning at her home, 435 West Main street, where she lived with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schwartfigure.

Mrs. Williams came here from Ogdensburg to reside about a year ago and had lived at the West Main street address for four months. Although she had been in poor health for about a year, she appeared to be in her usual health when she retired Sunday evening at about 9:30.

She slept in a rear bedroom on the first floor off the kitchen, while the Schwartfigures slept in a front bedroom on the same floor.

At about 7:15 this morning after she was stricken ill she summoned her daughter and asked that a priest and a physician be called at once. While the son-in-law attempted to locate a physician, Claude E. Barnes, a neighbor, called police headquarters. Patrolman Maurice M. OíConnor hurried to the scene.

The police officer summoned Dr. G. J. GianFrancesche and Rev. J. A. Sullivan, pastor of Sacred Heart church. The doctor, who arrived about five minutes later, pronounced the woman dead and said death was caused by a heart attack. Apparently, she died shortly after she called her daughter.

Mrs. Williams had been up earlier in the morning and placed a pan of water on the stove to be heated. It is believed that it was then that she was stricken ill and returned to her bed.

District Attorney Carl J. Hynes, who was notified, appointed Dr. GianFrancesche coronerís physician in the case. The body was removed to the parlors of the Guilfoyle Undertaking company. Police notified relatives at Ogdensburg.

Mrs. Williams was born at Rossie, June 10, 1884, a daughter of Jerry and Julia Hunter Rexford.

Surviving her are seven children, Mrs. William (Agatha) Brown, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Ernest (Carola) Montroy, 512 Roselle street, Ogdensburg; Mrs. Samuel (Ruth) Perry, Prescott, Ont.; Mrs. Leo (Mildred) LaLonde, Park street, Ogdensburg; Alton and Sylvester Williams, Ogdensburg, and Mrs. Ernest (Jacqueline) Schwartfigure, city.

Two sisters and five brothers also survive. They are: Mrs. Mable Lawton, Alexandria Bay; Mrs. Alice Worden, Brier Hill; Henry and Ervin Rexford, Redwood; John Rexford, Hammond; Claude Rexford, Niagara Falls, and Allister Rexford, Buffalo.

Typistís Note: The month, May, was handwritten above the obit, but no year was evident.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Zimmerman Parker

TYPISTíS NOTE: The following represents only part of an obit for Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Zimmerman Parker, b. Nov. 26, 1863, the daughter of Walter and Laura Allen Zimmerman. I cannot locate among these scrapbook pages the first portion of Elizabethís obit. In that Mrs. Parkerís obit was exceptionally well-written and possessed passages of genealogical import about the Zimmerman family who settled in the town of Brownville, I present the in-part obit here:

ďMrs. Parker had long been a prominent figure in grange circles. She joined the Watertown grange No. 7, in the fall of 1889 and later held the offices of Flora and Ceres. She was also a member of the Jefferson County Pomona grange and the New York State grange.

In 1894 she was elected secretary of the Pomona grange, succeeding her husband, who held the office for one year, and she had continuously held the office since then. Her record for continuous service as a grange officer was unsurpassed in the country. Last September she was re-elected as secretary of the Pomona grange, but had not actively served in the office.

During the year her husband was secretary of the Pomona grange, Mrs. Parker performed most of the duties of that office for him.

Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Zimmerman Parker was born Nov. 26, 1863, on the Zimmerman homestead in the town of Brownville, two miles north of the village of Brownville. She was the eldest of six children of the late Water and Laura Allen Zimmerman. Her father served as Republican assemblyman from the first assembly district of Jefferson county in 1896, 1897 and 1898.

Her ancestors, both paternal and maternal, were pioneer settlers of Jefferson county.

Walter Zimmerman was born at St. Johnsville, Montgomery county, in 1834, but moved to the town of Brownville with his parents in 1838, when his father bought a farm in that town. Walter Zimmerman lived on that farm until two years before his death.

Walter Zimmerman taught school for six years, three of them in the village of Brownville. He served nine years as member of the Jefferson county board of supervisors, three of them as chairman of the board, and was first elected to the assembly in 1895. He died in the village of Brownville Dec. 28, 1910.

His wife was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen, early settlers of the town of Brownville, where she was born.

Mrs. Parker was educated in the Brownville schools and for a few terms she taught school in Brownville and vicinity.

She was married to Edward E. Parker, Jan. &, 1885, in a ceremony performed at the Zimmerman homestead. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Parker established their residence on the old Parker homestead on the Coffeen street road between Watertown and Brownville. Mr. Parkerís grandfather, Captain James Parker, settled on that farm in 1801.

Mr. Parker, who was one of the most prominent dairymen of Jefferson county, died at the homestead April 1, 1926, at the age of 66 years.

Mrs. Parker was a member and past matron of Brownville Chapter, No. 257, Order of Eastern Star. She was the second matron of the chapter, serving in 1905, 1906 and 1907. Her husband was patron of the chapter while she was matron.

Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Parker had resided in Watertown. She resided with a son, Roy E. Parker, until his death and since his death, she had resided with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Roy Parker, the former Miss Margaret C. Kinne.

Three sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Parker. Roy E. Parker, a World war veteran, died in September, 1930, in Mercy hospital at the age of 36 years. At the time of his death he was a bookkeeper at the Brownville Board company at Brownville. During the war he served in France.

The other two sons are Earl W. Parker of Brownville and Neil J. Parker of Wilton.

Also surviving Mrs. Parker, besides the two sons, are three grandsons; two granddaughters and two sisters, Miss Laura Zimmerman and Mrs. William J. (Jennie) Hayes, Brownville.

Three brothers of Mrs. Parker are dead. Walter Zimmerman, jr., died in September, 1928, at Brownville. Charles A. Zimmerman died Dec. 21, 1934, at Dexter. Herbert Zimmerman died Jan. 29, 1935, at Brownville.

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WIDOW OF JACOB ZOLLER, 81, DIES

DAUGHTER OF MOSES JEWETT, EARLY ASSEMBLYMAN

RESIDENT OF ALEXANDRIA BAY
Funeral For Mrs. Marion Zoller to Be Held From Home Sunday at 2 P. M.--- Death Caused By Pneumonia

(Special to The Times)

Alexandria Bay, March 4. -- Mrs. Marion Zoller, 81, widow of Jacob Zoller, died at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at her home on Church street following a weekís illness with pneumonia.

Mrs. Zoller was born at Jewetts Corners, town of Alexandria, on June 17, the daughter of Moses and Mary Ann Wakefield Jewett. Her father, Moses Jewett, was a member of the assembly and a prominent political figure of the township when Mrs. Zoller was a young woman.

On Oct. 16, 1878, Mrs. Zoller was married to Jacob Zoller of this village and moved here. Her husband died two years ago and since that time she had lived alone. There are no direct survivors.

Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Earl D. Compton, pastor of the Reformed church here, officiating. Burial will be made in Barnes Settlement.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Zollerís obit.

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MISS LUELLA M. SARGENT EXPIRES

SUCCUMBS AFTER OPERATION ON TUESDAY

ALEXANDRIA BAY WOMAN, 38

Miss Sargent (sic) Spent Her Entire Life in the Home Near Alexandria Bay Where She Was Born---Her Mother Died Jan. 6---Three Brothers Survive.

Alexandria Bay, March 4. --- Miss Luella May Sargent, 38, of the River road between Alexandria Bay and Clayton, about two miles form this village, died at 7:10 last night in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where she had been a patient since Sunday. Miss Sargent, who had been in poor health, underwent an operation Tuesday.

Miss Sargent was born Aug. 22, 1899, in the house in which she lived at the time of her death and was a daughter of the late James W. and Agnes Joles Sargent. She spent all her life in the house in which she was born.

Her mother died Jan. 6, less than two months ago, at the family home. Her father died Nov. 4, 1934, at the same place.

Miss Sargent attended the Collins Landing school. She was a member of the Thousand Island grange.

Surviving her are three brothers, Clark W. and Leland G. Sargent, Alexandria Bay, and Clifford J. Sargent, Syracuse; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Baltz Joles, town of Orleans.

Prayer services will be held at her home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 followed by services a half hour later in the Omar Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Bernard DeGraw, Syracuse, former pastor of the Lafargeville Methodist Protestant church, and Rev. Ellis Richards, now pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Omar cemetery.

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MRS. AMELIA E. MíHUGH, 83, DIES

DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER NEAR CLAYTON

WAS A RESIDENT OF REDWOOD

Funeral of Widow of Alexander J. McHugh to Be Held From Home in Redwood and St. Francis Xavier Church Thursday.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, March 8. -- Mrs. Amelia Emily McHugh, 83, of this village, died at about 9 Monday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Casselman of the Clayton-Alexandria Bay road. She was the widow of Alexander J. McHugh who died at his home in this village on March 22, 1937. At the time of his death Mr. McHugh had been retired from the New York Central railroad. Mrs. McHugh had been ill for only a short time. Infirmities of old age caused her death.

Mrs. McHugh was born on April 2, 1854, at Redwood, a daughter of Stephen and Esther Pheneuf Senecal. On March 27, 1883, she was married here to Mr. McHugh. Her husband had been married previously, his first wife having died.

For many years until his retirement in 1924, Mr. McHugh had been employed by the New York Central railroad in the maintenance of way department. He was a twin and at the time of his death at the age of 82, he and his brother, William McHugh, of Rochester, were among the oldest twins in the state.

Mrs. McHugh was a member of St. Francis Xavier church, Redwood, and was also active in its Altar and Rosary society.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. William Casselman and Mrs. Clarence Casselman, Clayton; Mrs. Herbert Phillips, Hammond; Mrs. Lee Whitney, Henderson; Mrs. Frank Altz, Croton-on-Hudson; one step-daughter, Mrs. George West, Syracuse; two sons, Joseph McHugh, Watertown, and John McHugh, Massena; one sister. Mrs. Thomas Martin, Redwood, and two brothers, George Senecal, Watertown, and Joseph Senecal, Ithaca. Thirty-seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

The body will be taken from the home of her daughter this afternoon to her home in Redwood where funeral services will be held at 9 Thursday morning and at 9:30 in St. Francis Xavier church, Redwood, with Rev. Walter J. Charbineau officiating. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of Mrs. McHughís obit.

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Patrick J. Kelley, 78, Theresa Merchant, Dies

Veteran Harness Maker and Leather Goods Dealer Dies of Heart Ailment.

Theresa, March 30. --- Patrick J. Kelley, 78, dean of Theresa business men and well known throughout the north, died at his home in Commercial street at 4 p.m. Monday after an illness of five weeks. Death came from a weakened heart and was not unexpected.

He was born on Jan. 14 at Presctott, Ont., the son of John and Katherine Kelley. There he learned the trade of harness maker. In the winter of 1878-79 a salesman was in the Prescott shop and told of an opening in Theresa and Mr. Kelley decided to investigate. He opened his place of business but a few feet from where he later built a block and continued his business with success. When the horse and buggy days began to retreat, Mr. Kelley opened a wholesale business in leather goods and also wholesaled harnesses. A son, John, went on the road and their trade extended from Oswego to Plattsburgh.

Fifty years ago last June he married Miss Nellie Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sullivan of Rossie. Their marriage was the first to be celebrated in the new St. Patrickís church in that village. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivanís marriage was the first celebrated in the first Catholic church in Rossie, of which St. Patrickís was the successor.

Mr. Kelly served on the school board, was long a collector on the village board and a supporter of Chautauqua. He held many important positions in St. Theresaís Catholic church here. He was in his place of business about four or five weeks ago.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Managh of Syracuse; a son, John, this village, and one brother, James, of Prescott.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 from St. Theresaís Catholic church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. W. J. Charboneau, pastor at Theresa, will officiate.

Typistís Note: A photograph of Mr. Kelley was included with his obit (above).

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REV. G. F. HARTWIG DIES, FORMER REDWOOD PASTOR

Redwood, Feb. 20. -- Word has been received here by friends of the death of Rev. George T. Hartwig on Feb. 16 at Jacksonville, Fla. Rev. Mr. Hartwig was pastor here about 50 years ago.

Rev. Mr. Hartwig was ordained on a call to Redwood and served as pastor of St. Johnís church at Lafargeville and St. Paulís Lutheran church at Redwood from 1880 to 1888. He first came as a student from Mt. Airy, Pa., during the Christmas season of 1879.

He was born in Germany and was the first American-educated pastor to serve St. Paulís church.

Rev. Mr. Hartwig resigned June 1, 8888, and was succeeded by Rev. Francis Hoffmann.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of the Hartwig obit.

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MRS. ANNIE B. CLINK, 83, DIES

Redwood, March 2. -- Mrs. Annie Brown Clink, 83, widow of Dr. Robert Clink, resident of Redwood for approximately a half a century, died at the Theresa Community hospital on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from infirmities of old age.

She was born on a leap year and despite her advanced age she had celebrated her birthday only 20 times, the last time on Feb. 29, 1936 when she was honored at a dinner party given by Mrs. Floyd White.

Mrs. Clink was born on Feb. 29, 1856, in Oshawa, Ont., Canada, a daughter of James and Sarah Ann Cooper Brown. She was twice married. Her first husband was a Mr. Parish of South Hammond who died.

She came to this section from Canada first in about 1873. Her marriage to Dr. Robert Clink took place in Brockville, Ont., in November, 1881. He died on Jan. 24, 1901. Her home was in Michigan for a time before returning here a half century ago. Mrs. Clink had been a resident of Redwood ever since.

The survivors are one brother, Samuel Brown of Plessis, and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie DeLair of Hammond and Mrs. Clista Drinkel of Oshawa, Canada.

Funeral services will be held from the home Friday, at 2 p.m., with burial in Oshawa, Ont.

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RITES HELD FOR MRS. BAILEY, 74

LIFELONG REDWOOD RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY

WIDOW OF PATRICK A. BAILEY

Mrs. Lucy Russell Bailey Expires in House Where She Was Born---Her Husband Was Deputy Sheriff 26 Years---Rites Held at the Home.

Redwood, March 20. -- Mrs. Lucy Russell Bailey, 74, widow of Patrick A. Bailey, deputy sheriff for 26 years, died Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at her home in this village after an illness of one year with a heart ailment.

Mrs. Bailey was born in the home where she died, on July 10, 1864, a daughter of George and Minerva Story Russell. She was married to Mr. Bailey April 2, 1907, at Utica by Rev. John R. Harding.

Her entire life was spent in this village.

Survivors include one brother, Henry Russell of Denver, Colo., and one half-sister, Mrs. Sanford of Parishville.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon from the home, with Rev. Herbert Lamb, jr., of Sherbourne, former pastor of St. Peterís Episcopal church of Redwood, officiating. The body was placed in the vault to await burial in the spring.

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MRS. LILLIAN S. NORTHRUP DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, March 28. -- Mrs. Lillian Smith Northrup, 77, widow of Edgar C. Northrup, died at her home in this village at 4 this morning after a short illness. She suffered a stroke ten days ago from which she never recovered.

Mrs. Northrup was born in Redwood, Sept. 27, 1861, a daughter of Jacob and Phoebe Archer Smith. Her entire life was spent in this vicinity. She was married to Edgar C. Northrup in the town of Theresa, Nov. 1, 1888, after which they made their home on a farm in that town until ten years ago. Since that time she has made her home in this village. Mr. Northrup died Dec. 4, 1938.

She is survived by one brother, John Smith of Redwood, and three nieces, Mrs. Cora Robinson, Redwood, Mrs. Phoebe Snyder, Ogdensburg, and Mrs. Lillian Dollinger, Theresa. A second brother, Charles Smith, died Feb. 26, 1938, and a sister, Mrs. Harriett Northrup, died March 4, 1938.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

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MRS. HERBERT ALTON, 68, DIES

(Special To The Times)

Black River, March 27. --- Mrs. Mary Flath Alton, 68, wife of Herbert Alton, died at her home on the Pleasant street road, town of Leray, Sunday morning at 10:30 following an extended illness. Death was due to a heart ailment. She had been in poor health for two years and had been seriously ill for the past three months.

She was born in the town of Alexandria, May 19, 1870, a daughter of George and Christina Giltz Flath. Forty-eight years ago she was married to Mr. Alton in a ceremony performed at Redwood. For the past 20 years she had resided on the farm where she died.

Mrs. Alton was a member of the Lutheran church at Redwood for the past 48 years.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Leslie Alton of Watertown; Roy Alton of Syracuse and Ross Alton of Philadephia; a daughter, Mrs. William (Sylvia) LeClaire of Watertown; three brothers, Adam Flath of Pamelia; John Flath of Philadelphia, and Henry Flath of Redwood; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the home. Burial will be made in the family plot at the Theresa cemetery.

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ALFRED E. SHOOTS OF THERESA DEAD

(photo of Mr. Shoots included) 32ND DEGREE MASON TO HAVE MASONIC FUNERAL

RETIRED GLOVE MAKER, 85

Former Manager of Glove Factories in New York, California, Wisconsin and Minnesota Expires After Four-Day Illness -- Funeral Thursday.

Theresa, March 28. -- Alfred E. Shoots, 85, retired glove manufacturer, and a 32nd degree Mason, died at his home in Riverside avenue, at 3 p.m. Monday after an illness of four days with grip and heart complications.

He was born in Schenectady Feb. 26, 1854, and as a youth learned glove making. He had charge of departments in factories at Gloversville, and later managed factories in St. Paul, Minn., San Francisco, Calif., and Milwaukee, Wis. When he retirned about 25 years ago, he and his wife bought a place here.

Mr. Shoots was a member of Theresa lodge, No. 174, F. and A. M.; Kilbourn chapter, No. 1, Royal Arch Masons, and Kilbourn council, No. 9, R. S. & S. E. M., Milwaukee; Watertown Commandery, No. 11; Lodge of Perfection; Lodge of Prince of Jerusalem; Chapter of Rose Croix; the Valley of Milwaukee Consistory of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and Tripoli temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Milwaukee, Wis.

Mr. Shoots was three times married. Records here do not give the name of his first wife. His second wife was Catherine Marshall of Felts Mills, whom he married in San Francisco. She died in Theresa about 15 years ago.

On Sept. 12, 1927, Mr. Shoots married Mrs. Nettie Parker of Theresa, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Kinsey of San Jose, Calif., and a brother, Edwin Shoots of Amsterdam. An only son, John Shoots, died last May. Another daughter, Mrs. Jennie Burdick, died in California several years ago. All three children were by Mr. Shootsí first wife.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz funeral home here. Rev. U. B. Grant of the Methodist church and Rev. Charles G. Cady, retired Presbyterian minister, will officiate. Theresa lodge will have charge of the service. Burial will be in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery.

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G. A. CUTHBERT, STRICKEN, DIES

SUFFERS CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE SHEARING SHEEP

HAMMOND FARMER, AGED 51

Lifelong Resident of Hammond-Chippewa Bay Road, Mr. Cuthbert Lived on Homestead Farm Until Last Year---Funeral Tuesday.

Hammond, April 17. -- George Anderson Cuthbert, 51, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at his farm home on the Chippewa Bay road yesterday morning at 10. Stricken Saturday while assisting in shearing sheep at his brotherís farm, Mr. Cuthbert was taken to his home and his condition seemed to improve somewhat during the night. However, another attack occurred Sunday morning.

Mr. Cuthbert was the son of the late William S. and Martha J. Cuthbert and was born Nov. 22, 1887, on the farm which had been operated both by his father and grandfather on the Bay road. He was graduated from the Hammond High school and later attended the New York state school of agriculture at Canton, returning to assist his father on his farm. At his fatherís death he assumed management of the farm, which he operated until last year when he purchased an adjoining farm, and sold the family farm to his brother, Lawrence F. Cuthbert of Ogdensburg.

He was married in Feb. 1921 to Mrs. Helen Rodger McCall.

Mr. Cuthbert was a member and former trustee of the Presbyterian church of this village. He was also a member of the Hammond lodge, F. and A. M. An ardent Republican, he served many terms as a member of the county committee.

Surviving besides his wife are his son, Stuart, who lives at home; his daughter, Miss Carol McCall Cuthbert of Brentwood, L. K.; his sister, Mrs. Otto Richter of Brooklyn, and his brother, Lawrence F. Cuthbert of Ogdensburg.

Funeral services will be held from his home Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. William G. Bell, officiating.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Cuthbertís obit.

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MAN, 62, DRINKS ACID AND DIES

HAD BEEN DESPONDENT OVER LACK OF WORK

CHAS. H. HEATH OF PLESSIS

Funeral to Be Held From Home Wednesday Afternoon at 2---He Was a Native of Canada

(Special to The Times.)

Plessis, April 10. --- Charles Henry Heath, 62, a carpenter, died at his home here at 6:30 Sunday evening, about 14 hours after he drank muratic (sic) acid. He had been despondent for some time because of lack of work.

Mr. Heath arose early Sunday morning, went to the barn and did the chores. After completing the work at the barn he returned to the house shortly after 6 a.m. and went down cellar. When he came upstairs his wife was getting breakfast. He told her he didnít want anything to eat as he felt sick. Suspending (sic) something was wrong, his wife summoned a doctor. An empty bottle which had contained muratic (sic) acid was found in the cellar. Dr. E. E. Eddy of Redwood and Dr. H. L. Gokey of Alexandria Bay were summoned to the home but efforts to save the manís life were futile.

Dr. Eddy was appointed coronerís physician by District Attorney Carl J. Hynes who was notified.

Mr. Heath was born in Rockport, Ont., on Aug. 23, 1876, a son of Charles and Lucinda Brucker Heath. He came to the United States at the age of 14. On Sept. 5, 1897, he married Miss Gertrude Rhines at Watertown where he was then working. He spent most of his life since coming to the United States in Plessis and vicinity.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Hazel) Forester of Alexandria Bay and Mrs. Kermit (Gladys) Thornhill of Brockville, Ont.; four sons, Leland and Raymond of Watertown and Stanley and Clark Heath at home, and nine grandchildren. Another son, Clarence, died in 1923.

The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor of the Plessis Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Brookside cemetery, Plessis.

Bearers will be Frank Bellinger, Hugh Steele, William Hardy and Louis Collins.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Heathís obit.

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R. J. NORTHRUP, AGED 64, EXPIRES

PROPRIETOR OF ALEXANDRIA BAY LAUNDRY

TOWN CLERK OF ALEXANDRIA

Lifelong Resident of the Town of Alexandria, Mr. Northrup Had Been Town Clerk Two Years---Funeral Services Monday Afternoon.

(Special To The Times)

Alexandria Bay, April 7, --- Ross J. Northrup, 64, town clerk and proprietor of the Northrup laundry the past 20 years, died of a heart attack at 2:30 this morning after three weeksí illness.

Mr. Northrup was born at Barnes settlement, Oct. 10, 1874, and had always resided in this township. Mr. Northrop (sic) was a cheesemaker before he purchased with his brother, William, the local laundry, which he operated first with his brother and then with his nephew, Lloyd Northrup.

In the fall of 1937 Mr. Northrup was elected town clerk and served until three weeks ago when his illness forced him to give up the office.

Mr. Northrup is survived by his sister, Mrs. Robert Fitzsimmons of this village and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Dutch Reformed church, with Rev. Roger Williams, pastor of the local Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Settlement cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Northrupís obit.

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REV. F. R. HOFFMAN EXPIRES, AGED 73

RETIRED LUTHERAN PASTOR OF UTICA

WAS FORMERLY OF REDWOOD

He Had Been a Minister For More Than 51 Years---Had Been Retired Since Dec. 1, 1938.

(Special to The Times.)

Utica, Oct. 2. --- Rev. Francis R. Hoffman, 73, once pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood, Jefferson county, and retired pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church of this city, died yesterday at his home, 21 Shepherd Place, of heart disease after a brief illness.

Rev. Mr. Hoffman retired as pastor of the local church Dec. 1, 1938, after 34 years of service and he became its pastor emeritus. He had been a minister for more than 51 years, having been ordained in 1888.

He was born in Coberg, Germany, and came to this country in 1888. He attended Wagner college and was its first graduate. He was ordained to the Luther ministry at Redwood July 25, 1888, and immediately became pastor of the Redwood church.

On Aug. 7, 1888, the year of his arrival in the United States, Rev. Mr. Hoffman married Miss Clara C. Kleinfelder in Buffalo.

After leaving the Redwood pastorate, Rev. Mr. Hoffman went to Rochester and later served as pastor of western New York churches. From 190 to 1904 he served as pastor at Niagara Falls.

Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman came here from Niagara Falls in 1904 and since then had resided in this city. Rev. Mr. Hoffman became pastor of St. Paulís church here Oct. 17, 1904.

Until 1931 Rev. Mr. Hoffman conducted services in both the German and English languages. That year German services were discontinued.

Rev. Mr. Hoffman observed the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the ministry in July, 1938. The next month he and Mrs. Hoffman celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman had seven children. Four are living.

Surviving Rev. Mr. Hoffman, besides his wife, are the four children, Mrs. Elwood Juergensen, New Hartford, Arnold Hoffman and Miss Carola C. Hoffman, Utica, and Paul G. Hoffman, New York, novelist and editor.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Rev. Hoffmanís obit. Above the obit was a photo of Rev. Hoffman in his vestments -- the caption above reads, ďDIES IN UTICA.Ē

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RITES HELD FOR MRS. GUY SMITH

SERVICE AT HOME NEAR CHIPPEWA BAY

SHE DIED IN HOSPITAL SUNDAY

Native of Redwood and Resident Since 1903 of Chippewa Bay, Mrs. Smith Succumbed to Heart Ailment Following Operation.

Chippewa Bay, Oct. 17. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Hofferberth Smith, 57, wife of Guy Smith, were held at 2 this afternoon from the home one mile south of this village, Rev. William Bell, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Hammond, officiated.

Interment was in the Rarick cemetery at South Hammond. Bearers were William Backus, Loren Decker, Ralph Paddock, Eugene C. Paddock, Lee Schermahorn and Robert Hofferberth.

Mrs. Smith was born near Redwood on Feb. 16, 1882, daughter of John and Susan Markley Hofferberth.

She lived near Redwood until 1903, when she was married to Guy Smith and came to live in the Smith home where she had since resided. She was a member of the Willing Workers society and the missionary society.

She entered Hepburn hospital in Ogdensburg on Sept. 22 and underwent an operation from which she had not recovered when she was taken with a heart ailment which caused her death Sunday noon.

Survivors besides her husband are two sons, Vernon of Portlandville and DeForest of Watertown; two grandsons, Alson and Wendell Smith of Portlandville; her other, Mrs. Susan Hofferberth of Redwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Skinner and Mrs. Charles Spalsbury, both of Redwood.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Smithís obit.

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CHAS. A. GILTZ OF THERESA

DIES

FUNERAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE HOME

VETERAN UNDERTAKER, AGED 66

Resident of Theresa Since 1890 and Native of Lowville, Mr. Giltz Was Former Village President and Head of School Board.

Theresa, Oct. 5. -- Charles A. Giltz, 66, for 41 years an undertaker and funeral director here, died at the Hepburn hospital at Ogdensburg at 10 Wednesday night after an illness of several weeks. Death resulted from an obstruction of the intestines.

He was born in Lowville March 27, 1873, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Giltz, but much of his early life was spent in Lafargeville, where the family later resided. He attended the old German church in the German settlement when a boy.

In 1890 he came to Theresa and became associated in the meat market here, his partner being the late Edward S. Cook. In 1898 he purchased the undertaking business of Fisher & Middleton and later opened a branch in Alexandria Bay, now operated by his son, Harold Giltz.

He served for years on both the board of education, at one time as its president, and on the village board, for a number of terms as president of the village. He was a trustee and superintendent of Oakwood cemetery at the time of his death.

On Dec. 1, 1896, he married Miss Lena Schwartz of this village, sister of the late George P. Schwartz, president of the Farmersí National bank.

Surviving Mr. Giltz besides his widow are two children, Harold of Alexandria Bay, and Mr. Helen Alverson of Pamelia; ten brothers and sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Ada) Detritch of Lafargeville, Miss Delia Giltz of Antwerp, Clarence, Ross and Emory of Watertown, Mrs. Kittie Hotis of Evans Mills, Mrs. Jessie Wheeler of Watertown, Mrs. Lena Call of Antwerp, and Mrs. Minnie Dudley of Theresa.

The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Carl Worden of the Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Giltzís obit.

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Floyed E. Woods, Carthage, Prominent Mason, Expires

Native of Hermon, 46, Had Been Ill a Week---Active in Community Affairs

Carthage Bureau - Watertown Daily Times

Carthage, Oct. 17. -- Floyed E. Woods, 46, well known business man and prominent Mason, died Sunday morning at 8:25 at his home, 840 State street, where he had been seriously ill for the past eight days.

Mr. Woods was taken ill on Saturday, Oct. 8. His condition, at first serious, became slightly improved after a blood transfusion Monday. Gerald K. Woods, a brother, of Castorland, was the donor. Later in the week his condition became worse and Saturday Mr. Woods was given a second transfusion. Wilbur I. Hanson, 514 State street, was the donor.

Death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

Floyed Elliot Woods was born on May 9, 1892, the son of Ellen Welch Woods and the late Adelbert E. Woods, on a farm near Hermon. He was one of four children.

He spent his early life on the farm and attended the rural district school of West Hermon. Following his graduation from the Hermon High school, he taught for one year at Jerusalem Corners before entering Mr. Lawrence university. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

After completing his education he again taught school. He was principal for one year each of the Pyrites and Redwood High schools.

In 1917 Mr. Woods went to Watertown and joined the United States Naval militia. During the World war and until the spring of 1919 he was stationed at the Watertown Naval Militia office.

While in that city he married Miss Iva Rector, daughter of Walter J. Rector, Watertown, and the late Mrs. Iva M. Rector. The marriage took place on Oct. 12, 1918, at the Asbury Methodist church. Rev. D. C. Johnson officiated. Mrs. Woods was recently elected president of the Carthage Federation of Womenís clubs.

Following his discharge from military service, Mr. and Mrs. Woods moved to Castorland where he became affiliated with the Climax Manufacturing company. He had been office and credit manager for the company the past (torn off) years.

In 1928 the family moved to Carthage where Mr. Woods purchased the residence at 840 State street. They had resided here since.

Mr. Woods was active in church, fraternal, social and civic organizations here and in Castorland.

Besides being secretary of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church, Mr. Woods also served as a member of the board of stewards. In 1936 and 1937 he was president of the church menís club.

He entered Masonry in 1917, joining the Richville Lodge, 633, F. and A. M. In 1929 he joined Carthage lodge 158, F. and A. M. In 1934 he was master of the Carthage lodge.

In 1935 he joined the Carthage Chapter, 259, R. A. M., and in December, 1937, was elected high priest. Last March the Order of the Priesthood was conferred upon Mr. Woods in full ceremonial form at Carthage. It was the third time in the history of the New York state Royal Arch Masons that this order has been conferred in full form in northern New York, and carried with it the title, ďexcellent,Ē by virtue of which Mr. Woods became a member of the grand chapter of the state.

(a photo of Floyed E. Woods, was inserted here with the heading, ďEXPIRES.Ē)

In 1919 he received the 32nd degree in Scottish Rite Masonry at Syracuse after taking some of the degrees in Watertown. Mr. Woods had been a member of Media Shrine, A. A. O. N. M. S., Watertown, since 1920.

Besides being a member of the American Legion post at Castorland after transferring his membership from the Carthage post, Mr. Woods was also active in Methodist Episcopal church work and belonged to the Community club in that village. He played the piccolo in the Castorland band.

Mr. Woods was a charter member of Urban Karcher Post, 850, American Legion, Castorland. He was elected adjutant of the post at the election of officers meeting held in September.

On Aug. 4, 1931, he was elected to the Carthage public schools board of education to succeed Edward Villars, whose term expired. On Sept. 9, 1931, Mr. Woods was appointed chairman of the teachers committee. He had served in both capacities continuously since election.

For the past two years he was treasurer of the Carthage Savings, Loan and Building association. He had served continuously as a member of the associationís board of directors since his election in January, 1931.

His interest in boysí work was reflected by his services with the Boy Scouts and local boysí club.

A member of the Jefferson-Lewis council, Boy Scouts of America, for several years, at the last election he was named vice president of the council. In 1933 and 1934 he served as chairman of the Carthage district of the council. Mr. Woods was also active in local scouting. He was chairman of the Community club committee of Troop 34 and had assisted with a training course program here.

Following the death of Antonio F. Mills in 1935, Mr. Woods was elected a director of the Branaugh Memorial Boysí club. He was also its secretary.

H eserved one term as treasurer of the local Rotary club after joining the organization in 1932. His interest in youth had placed him on several club-sponsored projects. He was chairman of the Collins Entertainment Festival now being staged to raise funds for the boysí and girlsí organizations in the village.

Mr. Woods also served a term as treasurer and as a member of the board of directors of the local chamber of commerce, which he joined soon after moving to this village in 1928.

In politics he was a Democrat and was a member of the county committee, succeeding Charles E. Norris, several years ago.

Mr. Woods was a charter member of the Carlowden Golf and Country club, Denmark, which was organized in 1926. He served on the board of directors at different times. He also had belonged to the Stillwater Hunting club since 1934.

Surviving, besides his wife are a daughter, Beverley Almyra, 7; and two sons, Frederick Albertson, 11; and Walter Rector, 14. Beverley and Frederick attend the Carthage grade school. Walter is a Carthage High school freshman.

Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ellen C. Woods, of Dekalb Junction; a sister, Mrs. James (Hazel) Campbell, Lyon Mountain; two brothers, Gerald K., Castorland; Alfred P., Massena; one niece and five nephews. Mr. Woodsí father-in-law, Walter J. Rector, resides in Watertown.

On Tuesday evening at 7:30 members of the Carthage lodge, 158, F. and A. M., will meet at the lodge rooms to march in a body to the home where Harry C. Ballard will officiate at Masonic services.

Funeral services will be held from the home, 840 State street, Wednesday afternoon at 1. Rev. William K. Bradshaw, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment will be in the new Hermon cemetery.

Bearers, all members of the Masonic order, will be Arthur W. Thompson and Dr. Lewis R. Ford, past high priests of the Carthage chapter; Emory H. Jones, Dell W. Sarvay, Leon E. Carnell and Judson J. Crowder, all past masters of the Carthage lodge.

Honorary bearers will be Urban C. Hirschey, Dr. E. C. Soults, William M. Fox, Fred L. Smith, Fred Pfaff of Castorland, Charles S. Hirschey, William S. Schwartz, Wilbur I. Hanson, Arthur K. Hinds, Harold E. Hughes, Robert G. Wallace and Floyd J. Rich.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Woodsí obit.

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F. R. TEAL, 39, HAMMOND, DIES

Hammond, Nov. 14. -- Floyd Ray Teal, 39, died Monday morning at 8:30 at the home of his father-in-law, Reuben Zoller, on the Hammond-Redwood road where he had resided since his marriage to Mr. Zollerís daughter five years ago.

Mr. Teal had been in ill health about a year and underwent a major operation several months ago.

He was born in Wegatchie May 18, 1900, son of Lester and Iva DuLack Teal. He had resided n Hammond the past 20 years, and for eight years was employed by H. Frank Demick, local hardware dealer, but about a year ago owing to his illness he had to give up his work. He was married at Madrid on Feb. 24, 1934, to Miss Mae Zoller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Zoller of Hammond.

Surviving besides his wife are his mother, Mrs. Lester Teal, of Colorado; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth LeClair of Antwerp, Mrs. Raymond Shepard of Canton and Mrs. Floyd Bresett of Rossie.

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MRS. LYDIA A. SNELL, 87, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Theresa, Nov. 27. -- Mrs. Lydia Ann Snell, who would have observed her 87th birthday next Sunday and who was the widow of Herman Snell, died at 1 this morning at the home of her son, Jerry, in the town of Theresa. Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Snell suffered a shock about two years ago and had been in poor health since that time.

Mrs. Snell was born on Dec. 8, 1852, a daughter of Alanson and Lucy N. Cole, in the town of Theresa where she spent her entire life.

She was married to Herman Snell on Dec. 18, 1879. He died ten years ago.

She was married to Herman Snell on Dec. 18, 1879. He died ten years ago.

Survivors include one son, Jerry, and one grandson, Harold Snell, both of the town of Theresa.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of the son with Rev. U. S. Grant, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery here.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Snellís obit.

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H. G. AHLES, 71, REDWOOD, DIES

SUFFERED STROKE IN HIS STORE ON TUESDAY

FORMER VILLAGE POSTMASTER

Mr. Ahles Entered Grocery Business 17 Years Ago---Was Redwood Postmaster from 1899 to 1921.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Nov. 2. -- Henry George Ahles, 71, merchant and former postmaster of this village, died at 7 Wednesday night at his home after an illness of a day and a half following a stroke which he suffered at his store on Tuesday.

Mr. Ahles was born in Redwood on May 22, 1868, a son of Christian and Katherine Voght Ahles, and spent his entire life in this village. He married Miss Laura Schwappacher on June 23, 1900, the ceremony being performed in St. Paulís Lutheran church by Rev. Francis Hoffman.

He was postmaster here from 1899 to 1921. Seventeen years ago he entered the grocery business in the store formerly conducted by his father. He had been a merchant here since.

He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran church and a former member of Lakeside lodge, I. O. O. F.

Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Blair (Alma) Hawkes of Champlain, N. Y., Mrs. William (Katherine) Carmon of Redwood, and Miss Ruth Ahles of Brentwood, L. I.; one son, Dr. Richard Ahles of Babylon, L. I.; one grandson, Richard Hawkes of Champlain; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Holmes of Bound Brook, N. J., Mrs. Amelia Suits of Syracuse, Miss Inez Ahles of Binghamton, Mrs. Louise Newman and Miss Elizabeth Ahles of Redwood, and one brother, Carl Ahles of Albany.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the St. Paulís Lutheran church, Rev. R. F. Henderson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

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David Bretsch Buried Monday

Native of Town of Alexandria Dies Dec 4th -- Buried in Plessis Cemetery


Funeral services for David Bretsch, 84, lifelong farmer of Plessis and vicinity who died Saturday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 2 from his home in Plessis.
A prayer service was conducted at 1 at the home of this son-in-law, Glenn Holloway, at LaFargeville, where Mr. Bretsch died from the infirmities of advanced age after an illness of several weeks. Burial was made in the Plessis cemetery. Rev. Lewis Bruce, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Plessis, officiated.
Mr. Bretsch was born in the Town of Alexandria, 21 July 1853, son of Philip and Margaret Poth* Bretsch. He spent his entire life in this vicinity. He married Miss Ella Snell, also of this section, 4 February 1883.
Surviving are his wife, one brother Frank Bretsch of Watertown, one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert McMane of Summit, NJ, and several nephews and nieces. An only daughter, Mrs. Glenn Holloway, died last summer.

Typistís Note: The date, Dec. 9, 1937, was handwritten at the top of Davidís obit. *A sighting of this obit was observed on the Rootsweb Message Boards. The submitter showed a correction involving the name ďPoth,Ē indicating the name should have been ďPaff.Ē

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ELMER EDGERLY, AGED 62, EXPIRES

HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH TWO YEARS

RESIDENT OF REDWOOD SECTION

Native of Town of Alexandria Was Farmer His Entire Life--Wife and Three Daughters Among Survivors----Funeral Will Be Monday

(Special to The Times.) Elmer Edgerly, 62, a farmer residing in the Dutch Settlement about five miles from this village, died at his home at 1:30 Friday afternoon following an illness of two days. Death was attributed to heart disease. He had been in failing health for the past two years.

He was born in the town of Alexandria, July 16, 1875, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edgerly. He had spent most of his life in the vicinity. He had been a farmer his entire life.

Mr. Edgerly married Miss Bertha Pierce about 38 years ago in a ceremony performed at Alexandria Bay. Following their marriage they moved to this vicinity where they had since resided.

Mr. Edgerly was a member of the Kirkland Grange and of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Howard Pierce, Redwood, Mrs. Guy Hunneyman, Orleans; Mrs. Norman Hutchinson, Clayton; a son, Lionel Edgerly, Redwood, a brother, Charles Edgerly, and a sister, Mrs. Stephen Martin, Alexandria Bay.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from his home and a half hour later from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: Evidence of a Rootsweb posting of Elmerís obit, the obit was published December 18, 1937.

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REV. WILLIAM JAMES HANCOCK

Theresa Minister Dies After 60 Yearsí Service

(a photo was placed under this headline - REV. WILLIAM JAMES HANCOCK)

Rev. William James Hancock, 78, Retired After 50 Years of Preaching in North Country, Succumbs to Long Illness.)

Theresa, Dec. 16. --- Rev. William James Hancock, 78, Methodist minister for 60 years and recently retired after more than a half century of active preaching in the north country, died at 1:30 this afternoon at his home here where he had been confined for the past six weeks.

Death was attributed to heart ailment combined with a general physical decline. He had been in ill health at times for a number of years, having undergone two operations about five years ago and having twice given up his ministry on account of illness. Last summer, however, he was well enough to supply the local pastorate during the regular pastorís vacation.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church here of which he was pastor from 1908 to 1913. The body will be taken to the church at 12 noon Sunday to lie in state until the time of the funeral at 2:30 p.m. The trustees of the church will serve as a guard of honor.

The funeral services will be in the charge of Rev. U. B. Grant of this village, pastor of the church. He will be assisted by Rev. Charles T. Holcombe of Watertown, district superintendent, who will offer prayer, and Rev. Edward B. Topping of Constantia, retired district superintendent, who will read the Scripture. The entire service will be from the ritual and there will be no sermon.

Before the services Mrs. Grace Bulson, church organist, will play the hymns that Rev. Mr. Hancock loved. During the service Frank Haskin will sing, ďOne Sweetly Solemn ThoughtĒ a favorite song of Rev. Mr. Hancock.

The center portion of the church will be given over for seating the clergymen of the north, long his co-workers. The two class rooms on the (words not legible) will be for the use of the members of the family and close friends. At the close of the service the ministers of the northern New York conference will form a circle around the casket, join hands and sing, ďBlest Be the Tie That Binds.Ē

The body will be placed in the vault of Oakwood cemetery here awaiting burial in Mannsville in the spring. The bearers have been selected from the members of the Baraca class who conducted services with Rev. Mr. Hancock last summer. They are: Philip Petrie, Carl Huddleston, Guy Huddleston, William Tenney, Sherman Tilley, and Robert Matthews.

The trustees of the church will have a special place in the pews during the funeral services.

Rev. William James Hancock was born Feb. 1, 1859, in Staffordshire, England, son of John and Annis Hancock. In this (sic) youth he learned the trade of a potter, but became interested in certain types of mission work and when he was but a youth he was conducting services in his part of England, which was not far from Liverpool. Convinced that he ought to preach, he began studying at night schools and on July 15, 1877, he was licensed to preach at Longton, England, by Rev. Charles Willis, rector of the Wesleyan Methodist church. His services of active preaching covered a full half century.

Feeling there was a better opportunity in the United States he and his wife and year-old daughter went to Trenton, N. J., and later moved to the Syracuse region where he was admitted on trial in the Wesleyan Methodist church on April 18, 1883. He was made an elder in 1885, but withdrew from the Wesleyan conference to be admitted to the northern New York conference of the Methodist Episcopal church on April 7, 1888, and in full connection in this conference April 12, 1890.

He first served the church at Blodgetts Mill in 1883 and 1884 and at Boylston in 1885 and 1886. He supplied at Williamstown in 1887 and had the regular appointment there in 1888-89. Next he served at Orwell from 1890 to 1892; at Lee Center in 1893-94 and Mannsville from 1895 to 1899. He was transferred to Hailesboro and Natural Dam where he served from 1900 to 1902 and from 1903 to 1907 was at Clayton. He served at Theresa five years, 108-13 (1908-1913 ?) and was next appointed to Alexandria Bay, serving that charge from 1914 to 1918. He retired in 1919, but took active work again the next year, going to Natural Bridge where he served two years. Next he was at Great Bend, but because of illness retired in 1924. He again took active work in 1927, going to Plessis. In 1930 he decided to retire but was in great demand as a vacation supply preacher in places where he had served. Last summer he preached at Theresa during the vacation period.

Rev. Mr. Hancock had marked ability as a speaker and at one conference session he gave to memorials, (Rev. E. S. Cheeseman and Rev. W. H. Bury) in such manner that the invitation came from Bishop Burt, who was presiding, to go to a leading church in the Detroit conference, but Rev. Mr. Hancock refused the honor.

He was three times married, first to Miss Mary Wilson of England. Her death was a severe blow to him as she was a great help in his work. Later he married Nellie Parish of Clayton and after her death he married a retired missionary, Miss Annie Larned of Mannsville.

He was a traveler and made a number of visits to England and the continent. Well read and in step with the times, he was always coworker with young people.

He was the last of his family. There were two sons and two daughters in his own family, Annie, who died when a baby, George, who died three years ago, and John Howard, the second son, who died several years ago. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Harley Stone, resides at Theresa, having come here a year ago. There are among the grandchildren, William Everett Stone of London, John Stone of Watertown, Mary Stone of Theresa and John Hancock. His widow, Mrs. Anna Larned Hancock, also survives.

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MRS. CHARLES E. HAAS, 59, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Clayton, Jan. 8. -- Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Haas, 59, wife of Charles E. Haas, died at 12:05 this morning at the family home, 509 James street, following an illness of the past six months.

She was born in Redwood, May 16, 1878, a daughter of Francis and Esther Cross Micheau. She was married to Mr. Haas on Jan. 2, 1902, in a ceremony performed at Redwood by Rev. Father Bentley.

Mrs. Haas was a member of St. Maryís Catholic church at Clayton and a member of St. Annís Altar society. She was also a member of the Civic club of Clayton.

Surviving besides her husband are a sister, Mrs. Cornelius Sholette, Redwood; and a nephew, Kenneth McConnell, Syracuse.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 from the family home and a half hour later from St. Maryís church. Rev. George Racette, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made at Clayton.

Typistís Note: The date, 8 Jan. 1938, was handwritten on Mrs. Haasís obit.

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ERASTUS HIGGINS OF THERESA DIES

FARMER, HUNTER, GUIDE, AGED 76, ILL THREE WEEKS

LIFELONG THERESA RESIDENT

Mr. Higgins Served 18 Years as Special Game Warden, and For 60 Years Was a Guide and Trapper in the Indian River Section.

(Special to The Times.)

Therea, Jan. 3. -- Erastus Higgiins, 76, farmer, hunter, trapper and river guide, died at 6:30 this morning at his farm home on Cheeseman hill a mile from here. He had been ill for the past three weeks with grip.

Mr. Higgins was a native of Theresa and a lifelong resident of this vicinity. He was born in June, 1861, son of Seymour and Nancy VanTassel Higgins. During his active life Mr. Higgins served for 18 years as a special game warden and for 60 years he was a guide on the Indian river and lakes in this section.

On March 5, 1885, Mr. Higgins married Miss Barbara Amand, native of Hesse, Germany, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Amand, who settled near Lafargeville when they came to this country. The wedding was performed at Plessis by Rev. Silas Norton. Since his marriage, Mr. Higgins had lived on Cheeseman hill for the past 51 years in the present home.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Harrington of Lafargeville; three brothers, Edward, Frank, and Glenn, and a sister, Mrs. David Brown, all of the town of Theresa. A son, George, is dead.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Hiltz (sic) funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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MRS. WILLIAM F. BROWN, 69, DIES

(Special To The Times)

Redwood, Jan. 12. -- Mrs. Alice Suits Brown, 69, wife of William F. Brown, died at 7 last evening at the Mercy hospital in Watertown where she had been under treatment for a heart condition for a week. She became seriously ill at her home in Church street shortly after Christmas.

Mrs. Brown was born in Redwood and spent her entire life here. She was born May 2, 1868, daughter of Nelson and Harriett Smith Suits. She was married to Mr. Brown Dec. 30, 1897. Her husband is a local farmer, coal dealer and milk dealer.

Besides her husband the survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keen; three grandchildren, Arthur and William Keen and Yvonne Kimball; and one great-granddaughter, Patricia Kimbal, all of Redwood, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Palmer of Brownville. A son, Clement, died in August, 1922.

The funeral will be held from the home at 1:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Ernest Bragg of Oriskany Falls, former pastor here, will officiate. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

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FRANK L. JEROME EXPIRES, AGED 64

LIFELONG LAFARGEVILLE RESIDENT STRICKEN Rural Mail Carrier 30 Years
Mr. Jerome Appeared Well and Worked as Usual Thursday -- His Wife, a Daughter and Four
Sisters Survive--Funeral Sunday.
(Special To The Times)
Lafargeville, Jan. 21. -- Frank Jerome, 64, a rural mail carrier for the past 30 years, died at his home here at 6:30 Thursday evening following a heart attack suffered one-half hour earlier.
Mr. Jerome had been in his usual good health and had gone about his duties Thursday.

He was born in the village of Lafargeville on Sept. 20, 1873, a son of Lucien and Gertrude Loucks Jerome. He had spent his entire life in Lafargeville.

Mr. Jerome married Miss Arminda Tallman on Oct. 14, 1896. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Since 1908 he had been employed as a rural mail carrier from the local postoffice.

Surviving besides his wife are daughter, Mrs. Rollo Wicks, Brownville; a granddaughter, Miss Carol Wicks, Brownville; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Giltz and Mrs. Winfield Bauter of Lafargeville, Mrs. Harry Dewey and Mrs. Paul Banning, Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and a half hour later from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. William Aubrey, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Lafargeville cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, 20 Jan. 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Jeromeís obit.

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MRS. MAY COLLINS RITES ARE HELD

AT CHURCH RE-DECORATED THROUGH HER EFFORTS

ACTIVE IN AFFAIRS AT OMAR

Fomer and Present Pastors Conduct Services For Prominent Northern New York Resident---She Was Active in Planning Old Home Days and Reunions.

Omar, Jan. 24. -- From the Methodist Episcopal church of this village, the building that had only recently been redecorated through her efforts, the funeral of Mrs. May Collins was conducted at 1 this afternoon by a former pastor, Rev. William Eddy of Boonville, and the present pastor, Rev. William Aubrey. A favorite hymn, ďWill There Be Any Thorns in My Crown,Ē was used. Mrs. Collins had long been a member of the choir of the church. At the rededication services last summer she and a co-worker, Mrs. Abbie Walts, sang as a duet, ďThe Church Beside the Road.Ē That evening was the high point in her recent church work, for it marked the completion of her effort to have the church redecorated. (a photo of Mrs. Collins appeared along-side this paragraph)

Mrs. Collins had been active in the community for many years. Forty years ago she and her husband, the late Walter E. Collins, opened a store on the main corner of the village and a modern block was erected. She operated the store after the death of her husband 23 years ago, until last fall.

She was active in forming the Collins family reunions and served as secretary for about 15 years. She also planned the Omar schoolmatesí reunion, working out plans each summer for the annual meeting. Almost across the street from her store is the hall of the Thousand Island Grange, and there was not a special program and supper in which she did not take an active part. She was also a member of the Calumet chapter, Eastern Star, at Clayton.

However, the church held her greatest attention and she served as superintendent of the Sunday school for several years. She was active in the Ladiesí Aid and was always interested in the young people of the community. She was well-versed in local history and had a large collection of clippings, a history of Omar from its early days. For a time she and her husband operated cheese factories. For a time they were on Wells Island, and for a period of years at the now-famous Collins bridge site, where they received milk by cart and by boat.

The bearers at the funeral were nephews, Ferd (sic) Carris, Nelson Steele, Albert Hartman, Merton Walts, Walter Larrabee and David Landon.

Several times during the past few years she helped plan Old Home Days for Omar and it was on her lawn that Harold Be. Johnson, editor and publisher of The Times, and friend of hers, spoke at one of these successful celebrations.

She was married on March 5, 1888, and often told of the wedding trip that took them all the way to Gouverneur to visit relatives. She had lived to see one of her dreams come true, the work of building a bridge across the St. Lawrence at the site of one of her home (sic), Collins Landing.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten on Mrs. Collinsí obit.

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F. M. LEONARD, AGED 66, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Alexandria Bay, Jan. 23. -- Frank Martin Leonard, 66, resident of the village for the past 35 years, died at the Hepburn hospital in Ogdensburg at 8:25 a.m. Thursday following an operation on Jan. 1.

Mr. Leonard was born in Montague, Lewis county, on Dec. 1, 1871, the son of James Leonard and Maggie Dailey Leonard and when a young man he moved to this village.

For the past 35 years Mr. Leonard was employed as a carpenter by Charles Garlock and sons here, and he assisted in the erection of many of the island homes built near here during his period of service at Garlock Sons.

Mr. Leonard was a member of the local Dutch Reformed church.

Funeral services will be held from the family home on Avery avenue Saturday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Earl D. Compton, pastor of the local Dutch Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be made in Barnes Settlement cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten on Mr. Leonardís obit.

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RITES FOR CHILD VICTIM OF WHOOPING COUGH HELD

Lafargeville, Jan. 14. --- Mary Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Hermann, passed away Monday morning after an illness of two weeks with whooping cough.

She is survived by her parents and five brothers, John, William, Robert, Albert and Carl.

The funeral was held from the chapel of St. Johnís church at Lafargeville Tuesday morning at 10 and the body was placed in the vault to await burial in the spring.

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MRS. STEWART L. VANALSTYNE DIES

Lafargeville, Jan. 28. -- Mrs. Ella M. Van Alstyne, 49, of Lafargeville, wife of Stewart L. Van Alstyne, died at 8:45 Wednesday morning at her home where she had been ill for the past three weeks. Death was due to a streptococcus infection.

Mrs. Van Alstyne was born Jan. 26, 1888 in the town of Orleans, the only daughter of Mrs. Margaret Haller and the late William Haller. She was married to Stewart L. Van Alstyne of Depauville on Sept. 18, 1907, by Rev. J. Wilson Briggs. She had always resided in this vicinity.

She is survived by her husband, four children, Mrs. Doris Getman, Depauville; Mrs. Margaret Dailey, Mrs. Lois Getman, Lafargeville, and Miss Pauline, at home; two grandchildren, Phyllis and Stewart Getman; her mother and three brothers, Frank, Clarence and Gifford.

Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Clyde Sparling and Rev. Ellis Richard officiating. Burial will be made in family plot in Grove cemetery, Lafargeville.

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MRS. CHAS. COLE, AGED 47, EXPIRES

(Special to The Times)

Redwood, Aug. 10. -- Mrs. Emma Kring Cole, 47, wife of Charles Cole, died at her home on the Calaboga road at 6 this morning following an illness of five years. Native of the town of Alexandra, Mrs. Cole had lived at the Cole homestead where she died since her marriage 28 years ago.

The funeral services will be held Sunday, at the home at 1:30 p.m. (E. S. T.) and at 2 from the Redwood Methodist church. Rev. Allan Moore, pastor of the Evans Mills Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Redwood cemetery.

Mrs. Cole was born in the town of Alexandria Sept. 12, 1891, daughter of Ira and Isabelle Hagan Kring. She was married to Mr. Cole Jan. 18, 1911, and moved to the Cole home on the Calaboga road, where she had since resided.

She was a member of the Redwood Methodist church and its Ladiesí Aid society, of the Plessis home bureau, the Kirkland grange, No. 684, and the Willing Workers society of Calaboga.

Surviving besides her husband are five sons, Allen of Gouverneur and Maurice, Lawrence, Glenn and Guy of Redwood; her mother, three sisters, Mrs. Elva Wetterhahn of Lafargeville; Mrs. Ruth Farrell of Brier Hill and Mrs. Grace Hill of Hammond; two half-brothers, Charles Dorr and George Hagan of Lafargeville and Ira Kring of Ancram.

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FRED HOTIS DIES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Resident of Plessis For Past 20 Years Passes Away At His Home After a Long Illness

Funeral services for Fred Hotis, 73, who died at his home in Plessis on Friday afternoon, were held from his late home, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Fred H. Lewis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mansville, officiated assisted by Rev. Louise Bruce, pastor of the Plessis church. Burial was made in the Redwood cemetery.

Mr. Hotis was born in Redwood on Feb. 16, 1865, the son of the late George and Katherine Neuroth Hotis. He married Miss Stella Pierce at Theresa, Nov. 20, 1900.

Mr. and Mrs. Hotis had resided at their present home for the past 20 years. Previously they had operated a farm at Redwood for six years and at Omar for twelve years.

Surviving, besides his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Muriel) Getman, Redwood and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Hunter, Plessis, Miss Vera Hotis, a teacher at Seacliff, L. I., and Mrs. Martin (Cora) Hanni, also of Plessis. A brother, Henry Hotis, Theresa also survives.

Typistís Note: The date, Sept. 30, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hotisís obit.

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FUNERAL FOR EVERETT VAN DRESAR, TODAY

Held From His Late Home in Plessis With Burial in the Plessis Cemetery

Everette VanDresar, 70, a resident of Plessis died at an Ogdensburg hospital Tuesday morning of pernicious anemia after a long illness.

He was born in this village on July 24, 1868, the son of Richard and Eliza Busler VanDresar. About 45 years ago he married Clara Hunneyman of Plessis. He was a member of Plessis Grange.

Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harold Simpson of Plessis; a sister, Mrs. B. P. Thomson of this village; a brother, Morgan of Saskatchewan, and a half-brother, Mark VanDresar of this village.

Funeral services were held this afternoon, Thursday, from his late home, Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor of the Plessis Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial was made in the Brookside cemetery, Plessis.

The bearers were J. A. Schmitt, Frank Putnam, John Spies, Wallace Bates, George Slate, and H. N. Norton.

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BOY, 8, DIES OF BLOOD AILMENT

Lafargeville, Oct. 18. -- Ralph E. Stanton, eight-year-old son of Ellis and Doris Getman Stanton of Lafargeville, died at 9:45 this morning at the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown where he had been a patient since last Tuesday. Death was attributed to luekemia, a blood infection.

The boy had been ill since Sept. 7. He was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 11 but left on Sept. 21. He was re-admitted to the hospital Oct. 2.

Ralph was born at Lafargeville on Sept. 19, 1930, and was a pupil in the third grade at the time of his death.

He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Getman of Lafargeville, and his paternal grandfather, William Stanton, who resides near Gouverneur.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2 from the Omar Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. William Aubrey, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in Omar cemetery.

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FRED HOTIS OF PLESSIS DIES

Plessis, Oct. 1. -- Fred Hotis, 73, lifelong farmer of this section, died at his home here Friday afternoon at 4 after an illness of three years.

Mr. Hotis was born in Redwood on Feb. 16, 1865, the son of the late George and Katherine Neuroth Hotis. He married Miss Stella Pierce at Theresa, Nov. 20, 1900.

Mr. and Mrs. Hotis had resided at their present home for the past 20 years. Previously, they had operated a farm at Redwood for six years and at Omar for twelve years.

Surviving, besides his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Muriel) Getman and Mrs. Ronald (Nina) Hunter, both of Plessis, Miss Verah Hotis, a teacher at Seacliff, L. I., and Mrs. Martin (Cora) Hanni, also of Plessis. A brother, Henry Hotis, Theresa, also survives.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Fred H. Lewis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mannsville, assisted by the Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor of the church at Plessis will officiate. Bearers will be Clarence Kable and Edward L. Hawkins, Redwood; M. W. Reed and C. J. Makepiece of Plessis, and Harold Bretsch and Joseph Getman of Lafargeville. Interment will be in Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hotisís obit.

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MAN, 80, HIT BY TRUCK, KILLED

Vegetable Truck, Operated By Ralph Misercola, 20, City, Strikes Him

T. J. MARTIN OF REDWOOD

WALKING IN VILLAGE STREET ON WAY TO REDWOOD POSTOFFICE WITH TWO-WHEEL PUSH CART

INQUEST STARTED IN TRAGEDY

Driver Is Fined $5 on Labor Law Charge---When Truck Came to a Stop After the Accident, Victim Lay Short Distance Behind Machine.

Thomas J. Martin, 80, prominent Redwood resident and father of Postmaster Louis S. Martin of Redwood, was killed about 6:30 Wednesday evening when he was struck by a large ton-and-a-half fruit and vegetable truck driven by Ralph Misercola, 20, of 300 Haney street, Watertown, on Main street in Redwood.

After the fatality the truck drive was arrested by state police on a charge of violating the labor law, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace B. L. Hawkins of the town of Alexandria, pleased guilty and was fined $5. Misercola was ordered to appear at a coronerís inquest started here today by Assistant District Attorney Roy A. Fuller into the death of Mr. Martin.

Mr. Martin, freight and express drayman at Redwood for more than 56 years, was employed to carry mail from the Redwood railroad station to the village postoffice. He had carried mail at the village for more than 13 years.

At the time of the accident Mr. Martin was on his way to the postoffice from the railroad station with his two-wheel pushcart loaded with mail. It was raining and visibility was not good, state troopers said.

Mr. Martin was pushing the cart along the concrete on the right portion of Main street when the Misercola truck, proceeding in the same direction, struck the man, knocked him down and hurled him aside.

Did Not See Martin

Misercola was operating a 1937 truck owned by Mrs. Helen M. DeFranco, 109 Spring avenue, wife of Francis F. DeFranco, local fruit and vegetable dealer.

Tooper G. H. Kidney of the Clayton patrol of state police, who investigated the accident with Trooper A. J. Robson, also of Clayton, said that Misercola claimed he did not see Mr. Martin until his truck hit him. Mr. Martin was thrown onto the right shoulder of the street. The cart was thrown to the left side.

When the truck came to a stop after the accident, Mr. Martin lay a short distance behind the truck. Trooper Kidney said he did not believe that the truck ran over the man as Misercola said that he did not feel the truck wheels pass over him.

Trooper Kidney said Misercola estimated the speed of his truck at the time of the accident as being from 18 to 19 miles an hour. Only witnesses of the accident were two or three boys walking along the street.

The officer said that the truck hit both the man and the pushcart. Mr. Martin was pushing the cart by means of a handle across the rear. He was struck by that part of the truck under the right headlight, the trooper said.

Mr. Misercola told the authorities that there were no lights on the pushcart. Trooper Kidney said there was a reflector on the cart, near the hand, but that the reflector would be shielded from view by Mr. Martin as he pushed the cart along the street. The reflector was broken in the crash.

After the accident Mr. Martin was carried into the nearby Herbison restaurant, where he died about 15 minutes later. Dr. E. E. Eddy of Redwood, who was called to the scene to attend him, told state police that death was caused by traumatic shock.

Mr. Martinís injuries consisted of fractures of the left knee, right cheek-bone, left wrist, humerus of the left arm and three ribs, cuts and bruises about the face and right leg and possible punctured lung and internal injuries.

District Attorney Carl J. Hynes, who was called to the scene by Dr. Eddy, appointed the doctor coronerís physician in the case.

Riding in the truck with Misercola was James V. Pacella, 21, of 171 Haney street. He told the police that he was asleep and did not see the accident.

The truck, containing fruits and vegetables, was proceeding from Ogdensburg to Watertown.

During their investigation, the two state troopers charged Misercola with violating section 167 of the labor law, alleging that he was operating the truck beyond the number of hours limited by law. Trooper Kidney said the law permits operation of a truck for ten out of 14 hours, whereas, he said, Misercola had been working with the truck for eleven and a half hours. The trooper also charged that a time card the truck driver carried with him was changed to make it appear that Misercola had had some rest during the eleven and a half hours.

Assistant District Attorney Fuller questioned Mr. Misercola, Mr. Pacella and Trooper Robson this morning and expected to question others, including two boys who were eye-witnesses, this afternoon before closing the inquest.

Thomas J. Martin was born in Bohemway, Can., Jan. 26, 1858, a son of Phillip and Minerva Davenport Martin. His mother died when he was only three months old and he was brought to this country to reside with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davenport of Hermon. As a young man he went to New York, where he lived for five years.

Mr. Martin moved to Redwood in 1879. On Aug. 16, 1881, he married Miss Julia Senecal, daughter of Stephen and Esther Senecal, Redwood.

For 56 years Mr. Martin served as freight and express drayman at Redwood, delivering freight to village merchants. In addition he served as mail carrier for more than 13 years, carrying the mail from the railroad station to the postoffice.

He had been a member of Alexandria Lodge, No. 297, F. & A. M., for 41 years.

Surviving Mr. Martin, besides his widow, are two sons, Postmaster Louis S. Martin of Redwood and George Martin of Ogdensburg, and a brother, Walter Martin of Iowa.

Typistís Note: A date, Oct. 20, 1938, was handwritten where the text commenced.

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MRS. ADAMS (sic) A. FLATH, 55, DIES

Mrs. Leone Edgers Flath, 55, wife of Adam A. Flath, died at her home at Pamelia Four Corners Wednesday evening at 9:45 after an illness of several weeks.

She was born in Tamworth, Ont., Aug. 24, 1883, a daughter of Joseph and Frances Turver Edgers. Her early life was spent in Canada. She came to this country in 1910.

Mrs. Flath was married three times. On July 25, 1910, she was married to Andrew J. Bissonette of Watertown. She was granted a divorce from Mr. Bissonette, Jan. 7, 1918, by Justice E. C. Emerson at term of the supreme court held in this city.

She was married in September, 1918, to James W. Hurd, one of the oldest grocers of the north side at that time. Mr. Hurd died April 12, 1931. On Feb. 17, 1932, she was married to Adam A. Flath of Pamelia Four Corners at the parsonage of the Bethany Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. E. O. Spaven.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. B. S. Hutchings, Massena, by her first husband; one son, James W. Hurd, by her second husband; one sister, Miss Lillian M. Edgers, Long Hill, Conn.

The body was removed to the Giltz Undertaking parlors, Theresa, where the funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of the Redwood Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery, Theresa.

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WILLIAM F. BROWN, REDWOOD, DIES

Native of Redwood Is Stricken Suddenly, Sunday Evening---Funeral Held Wednesday

Redwood: William Francis Brown, 67, well known local milk and coal dealer, died suddenly on Sunday evening at seven oíclock while sitting in a chair on the porch of his home on Main street. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis. Mr. Brown had not been well for at least a year. having undergone a major operation last spring. He recovered sufficiently to attend to his business duties and felt fairly well, until the time that he was fatally stricken.

He was born in Redwood, September 7, 1871, a son of the late John and Sarah Cline Brown. Educated in the local public schools, Mr. Brown spent his entire life in Redwood. He married on December 30, 1896, Miss Alice Suits of Plessis. Mrs. Brown died in January, 1938.

Mr. Brown entered the employ of the R. W. & O. railroad in 1890 and served for thirteen years as a brakeman. In 1903 he entered the milk and coal business. He was a former member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keene; three grandchildren, Miss Audrey Keene, William Keene and Mrs. Yvonne Keene and one great-grand daughter, Patricia Kimball all of Redwood. A son, Kermit, died August 19, 1922.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 from the M. E. church. Rev. Ernest Bragg of Oriskany Falls, former pastor of the Redwood church, and Rev. Louis present (sic - surname omitted??) pastor officiated. Pall bearers were John Handschuh, Harry George, Robert Comstock, E. S. Wright, Lloyd Steacy and Garrett West. Interment was made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, Oct. 23, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Brownís obit.

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R. W. SMITH, 73, BRIER HILL, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Brier Hill, Sept. 14. -- Robert W. Smith, 73, of this village, died at 1 this morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. J. Moore, of Brier Hill, after an illness of seven months. Death was attributed to heart disease.

Mr. Smith was born at Hammond, July 8, 1864, a son of Alexander and Anna E. Wedderspoon Smith. He was a retired farmer. He spent most of his life in Brier Hill, moving here when he was very young.

His wife, Mrs. Jeanne Richardson Smith, died in 1918.

Mr. Smith was a member of the First Congregational church of Morristown.

Surviving him are two brothers, Alexander A. Smith, Morristown, and Herbert D. Smith, Hammond; his sister, Mrs. Moore, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at the Moore home Thursday afternoon at 2. Rev. W. H. Schumaker, pastor of the First Congregational church at Morristown, will officiate. Burial will be made at Cedars, Black Lake.

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JOHN HAWES, 80, DIES SUDDENLY

NATIVE OF BELLEVILLE SUCCUMBS OF STROKE

FORMER HOTEL PROPRIETOR

Man Had Spent Most of His Life at Belleville and Barnes Corners Where He Had Been Proprietor of Hotels

Belleville, Sept. 14. -- John Hawes, 80, a native of Belleville, passed away Sept. 9th at the home of his son, George Hawes, at Shrub Oak, Westchester county, N. Y. He had been in usual health and passed away suddenly from a stroke.

Mr. Hawes was born at Belleville, N. Y., March 24th, 1857, a son of Thomas and Ann Gaffney Hawes. He lived nearly his entire life at Belleville and Barnes Corners and for a time was proprietor of the Belleville hotel and later for a time of the Barnes Corners hotel. For the past ten years he has resided at Peekskill and vicinity.

He married Hallie McCarthy of Oswego who survives him. Surviving besides his son, George, are one granddaughter, Bettina Hawes; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Raymond of Watertown, Mrs. Lizzie McDermott of Baldwinsville, Mrs. Julia Burdick and Mrs. Hannah McGregor, both of Adams, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Georgeís church, Mohegan lake. Interment was at Shrub Oak.

Typistís Note: The date, 9 Sept. 1937, was handwritten above Mr. Hawesís obit.

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George A. Roy, 77, Passes Away

Life Long Resident of Redwood Dies At The Mercy Hospital in Watertown After Short Illness

Redwood: George A. Roy, age 77, one of Redwoodís oldest and life long resident (sic) passed away at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mercy hospital in Watertown where he has been a patient since last Thursday. He had been ill for only three weeks and underwent an operation, after which he gradually became weaker. Death was attributed to a heart condition.

Mr. Roy operated a meat market on Main street for 50 years, having retired about five years ago, but has always been active in his garden and about his home,.

He was born July 27, 1860 in this village the son of the late Ferdinand and Jane Putnam Roy. He received his education in the Redwood schools and lived all his life here.

On May 16, 1888 he was married to Miss Mary Allen McAvoy of Rossie in the Rossie St. Patrickís church. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier church of this village.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Butler, who is connected with the Schenectady High school system, Mrs. Frank Neville, Utica and one son Atty. George Roy of Syracuse, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Hosner, Redwood and one brother Charles Roy, New Albany, Indiana.

Services were held (today) Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier church, with burial in the Catholic cemetery this village, Rev. Charbonneau officiating.

Typistís Note: The date, Sept. 1937, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Royís obit.

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RETIRED THERESA MERCHANT DIES

HAS HEART ATTACK WHILE TALKING WITH WIFE

WILLIAM LOUCKS, AGED 72*

Native of Town of Orleans Had Been Ill During Night, His Wife Says----He Had Retired From Business About 20 Years Ago But Remained Active.

Theresa, Oct. 18. -- William Loucks, 79, well known retired business man of this village, died suddenly at 7 this morning of a heart attack while conversing with his wife in the kitchen of their home in Riverside avenue. Mr. Loucks had started the oil burners and had returned to see how the heat was progressing. As he approached the stove, he fell to the floor.

About midnight, Mrs. Loucks said this morning, Mr. Loucks complained of feeling ill. In the morning he and Mrs. Loucks conversed as to how he felt and his last words were that he felt better. Saturday he stated that he had not felt better in months.

He was born in the town of Orleans on the Loucks homestead, March 3, 1858, son of Martin and Hannah Loucks. He was the eldest of two sons and for a time followed farming. He later rented his farm in Orleans and entered business in this village. He built the brick block in Commercial street at the time of the rebuilding of Theresa after the fire in 1890. He retired about 20 years ago, selling to the late Fred A. Soper. He had always been active. He had one of the best gardens on the street this season.

He was the son of pioneers who came from the Mohawk valley (possibly incomplete sentence)....50 years ago he married Ab--------(name didnít copy) of this village. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Blanch DeYoung of Huntington, W. Va., who is expected here Tuesday evening, and one brother, George Loucks of this village.

Typistís Note: *The ď72Ē was crossed out and replaced with ď79.Ē Also, there was a handwritten date of 18 Oct. 1937 at the top of Mr. Loucksí obit.

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WILLARD KLOCK, AGED 80, EXPIRES

FUNERAL SUNDAY FROM HOME AT OGDENSBURG

HE WAS BRIER HILL NATIVE

Former Proprietor of Music Store at Brier Hill and Ogdensburg Dies of Kidney Ailment----Burial to Be in Brier Hill Cemetery.

Ogdensburg, Nov. 13. --- Willard Klock, 80, died at his home, 808 Washington street, Friday night at 6:20 after a brief illness. Death was caused by a kidney ailment.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1857, near Oak Point. He conducted a music store in Brier Hill for several years and later moved to this city where he operated a piano and music store in State street for many years. For the past few years he had conducted his business from his home.

Surviving besides his wife, Sarah E. Klock, are two sons, Fred Klock of Towanda, Pa., and Dean Klock of Potsdam, and a granddaughter, Miss Norma Klock of this city.

Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. William C. MacIntyre, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Iingham cemetery at Brier Hill.

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G. P. Schwartz, Theresa Bank President, Expires

Lifelong Theresa Resident, Former Merchant, Succumbs After Long IllnessTheresa, Nov. 9.

-- George P. Schwartz, 75, president of the Farmers National Bank in this village and for many years an active figure in the commercial life of this region, died Tuesday night at the home of his sisters, Mrs. Lena Giltz. He had long been in failing health and since the middle of September had not been away from the home.

He was born in Theresa July 10, 1863, son of Peter and Hannah Avery Schwartz. When he was a young man he began working on farms in this section and later entered the employ of Fred Cole, merchant in Theresa. Later he was employed by George Kelsey, another merchant here, and soon became a partner in the business. When the Farmers National Bank was organized here in 1906 he was one of the organizers and stockholders and became assistant cashier, after becoming cashier. At the death of James B. Vock in May, 1935, he became president of the bank.

He was active in organizing the Theresa fire department and served as secretary of the department for many years. He was also secretary of the county fire department. He served as secretary of the Oakwood cemetery association for a long period of years resigning last May because of failing health. He served several years as president of the Theresa Free library.

He married Cora Spaulding in 1893. There were no children. Mrs. Schwartz died in 1932. For the past three years Mr. Schwartz had resided with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Giltz.

He is survived by a brother, Charles, of Watertown; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Giltz of this village and Emma of central New York.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Schwartzís obit. Also, a photo of Mr. George P. Schwartz appeared with the obit.

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ADELBERT SCHNEIDER FUNERAL IN REDWOOD WEDNESDAY AT 1

Redwood, Nov. 14. -- Funeral services for Adelbert Schneider, 72, retired Plessis farmer, will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home at 1 and from St. Paulís Lutheran church, Redwood, at 2. Rev. Richard Henderson will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Mr. Schneider died Sunday night after being ill for a week. He suffered a shock Nov. 3.

Mr. Schneider was born in Germany on March 8, 1867, and came to this country when 17 years old and settled in this vicinity. He was married Feb. 4, 1890, to Mary Stotler of Theresa.

Mr. Schneider was a member of Plessis grange and St. Paulís Lutheran church.

Besides his widow, he is survived by six daughters and six sons: Mrs. Floyd (Ina) Leeson of Theresa, Mrs. Harty (Jeanette) Vannatta of Tunkhannock, Pa., Miss Augusta Schneider of Schenectady, Mrs. Roscoe (May) Hunter, Mrs. Francis (Clara) Dickhaut, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Kabel of Redwood, Bert of Redwood, Walter and Arthur of Watertown, Frank, Lawrence and Oscar of Plessis, also ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. Rees of Miami, Fla., and a brother, Ferdinand, of Germany, also several nephews and nieces.

Typistís Note: the date, 12 Nov 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Schneiderís obit.

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WIDOW OF O. M. PALMER EXPIRES

Mrs. Ida M. Palmer, 73, widow of Orville M. Palmer of Brownville, died at 10:30 Friday evening at her home in Brownville after an illness of nearly three months. Death was attributed to hardening of the arteries.

Mr. Palmer, her husband, was killed in an accident Dec. 12, 1907, while working in the International Paper companyís Ontario mill between Glen Park and Brownville. He had worked in the mill for 20 years.

Mr. Palmer, foreman of the ground wood department of the mill when he died, was removing a belt from a shaft in the screen room when he was suddenly caught and whirled about a drive shaft traveling at a speed of 150 revolutions a minute. He died about two hours later.

Mrs. Palmer was born at Redwood, March 1, 1866, a daughter of Nelson and Harriet Smith Suits. She spent the early part of her life at Redwood, moving to Brownville shortly after she was married about 50 years ago to Orville M. Palmer of that village. She had since resided there.

Mrs. Palmer was the last of her immediate family. Her daughter, Miss Grace M. Palmer of Brownville, is the only near surviving relative.

Funeral services will be held at the William R. Box company Funeral home Monday afternoon at 3, Rev. Herbert Harrison, pastor of the Brownville Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Brownville cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, Nov. 4, 1939, was handwritten on Mrs. Palmerís obit.

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A. H. Courtenay, Aged 59, Expires

Dies Of Heart Attack At Hempstead, L. I.Was A Native Of Redwood

Lawyer Was Former Teacher and Superintendent of Schools- Brother of Guy C. and Charles R. Courtenay, City.

(Special to The Times.)
Hempstead, LI, Nov 27.- Adrian Henry Courtenay, 59, lawyer, director of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Hempstead and native and former resident of Redwood, died yesterday after falling eight feet from a ladder while trimming a hedge at his home, 100 Phoenix street. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

He was born at Redwood, Jefferson county, Jan 31, 1880, a son of William Henry and Harriet LaCroix Courtenay. His public school education was received in Redwood where he was graduated from the Redwood High school at the age of 15, ranking at the head of his class.

Later, he attended Hamilton college and was graduated from there in 1903. He received from Hamilton the degrees of Ph. B. and Ph. M., magna cum laude. While in Hamilton he became a member of the Emerson Literary society and the Philadelphia Beta Kappa fraternity.

Later, Mr. Courtenay also studied in the New York Law school and the Brooklyn law school, but for several years before beginning the practice of law he was a school teacher.

Following his graduation from Hamilton, he was a teacher at The Gunnery School for Boys, Washington, Conn., a well known New England preparatory school, from 1903 to 1909. Later, he taught in the Utica preparatory school.

From 1909 to 1912 Mr. Courtenay served as superintendent of schools of Hempstead and at the time had the distinction of being the youngest superintendent of schools in the state.

In 1912, after being admitted to the bar, he gave up teaching to begin the practice of law. Since then he had followed his profession here.

Mr. Courtenay was a founder and a director of and counsel for the Second National bank of Hempstead and a director and counsel for the Hempstead Cooperative Building and Loan association.

He was also president of and counsel for the Hempstead Bond and Mortgage Guarantee company and the Commonwealth Funding corporation.

Mr. Courtenay married Miss Jane K. Burhans in the Dutch Reformed church of Kingston, NY, April 18, 1908.

Surviving him, besides his wife, are two children, Mrs. Leslie G. (Catherine Hope) Cheshire, 2nd, and Attorney Adrian H. Courtenay, jr., both of Hempstead; two brothers, Guy C. Courtenay and Charles R. Courtenay, Watertown, and a sister, Mrs. Viola C Billings, Hempstead.

He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, the Hempstead Country club and the Lions International club.

Prominent in politics, he was a candidate on a fusion ticket for the office of county clerk of Nassau county in 1913.

Mr. Courtenay resided for a time in Watertown while attending college.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Courtenayís obit.

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Miss Rhea G. Quencer, aged 20 years

an undergraduate nurse, daughter of Wallace S. Quencer of 151 Academy street, died Sunday noon at the City hospital as the result of burns which she received when a bottle of gasoline exploded.

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M. B. Hill, 81, Dies Near Lafargeville

(Special to The Times.) Lafargeville, May 10 - M. B. Hill, 81, died at his home near this village Sunday morning.

He was born in the town of Alexandria, a son of Luther M. and Jane Smith Hill. He had lived in this vicinity all his life. At one time he conducted a fish hatchery and hotel at Crystal Springs, near Clayton. he also followed the business of truck gardening for some time. He had been married to Elizabeth Hartman Hill for over 50 years.

Besides his widow, Elizabeth Hartman Hill, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John A. Dwyer, Sterlingville; Mrs. Clay Blanchard, Black Creek; Mrs. William B. Simmons, Oran, NY; Mrs. Charles Townsend, Oswego; Miss Maude E. Hill, Syracuse; two sons, Watson D. Hill, Peekskill, and Norman B. Hill, this village, one sister, Mrs. Chester Tamblin. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held from his home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Burial will be made near Redwood.

Typistís Note: The date, 9 May 1926, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hillís obit.

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TWO MEN DROWN WHILE IN BATHING

Double Tragedy Takes Place During Picnic at Clear Lake

GEORGE H. SPIES AND CARL ELK, BOTH OF REDWOOD

Were Attending Picnic of Redwood Lutheran Church at Lake

BOTH BODIES ARE RECOVERED

Both Young Men Went Out Beyond Their Depth---Were Aged 21 and 25 Years---Neither Could Swim.

(Special to The Times.)

Plessis, Aug. 3. -- A double drowning occurred at Clear Lake, a small body of water about a mile from this village, at about 2 this afternoon.

The victims of the tragedy are George H. Spies, 25, and Carl Elk, 21, of Redwood. Spies and Elk were attending the picnic from Redwood, which took place at Clear Lake today, and after lunch, went into the lake to swim. At the point where they went in swimming, the water is about 10 or 12 feet deep.

It is thought that the boys swam too great a distance to return. Before aid could reach them, they had gone down for the last time.

The young men were attending the annual picnic and outing of the Young Peopleís Society of Redwood Lutheran church, held at Clear Lake.

George H. Spies was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Spies of Redwood. He was 25 years of age. Carl Elk, 21, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Elk who live on a farm near Redwood. The young men are well known in this village.

Neither of the drowned men could swim and when they went out beyond their depth they began to cry for help. As there was much shouting among the children, their cries for help were not noticed at first. There were no boats at this point and it was impossible to go to their aid until a boat was secured from another part of the lake. By this time the young men were drowned. Searching parties were immediately started and about half an hour later the two bodies were recovered.

Coroner M. M. Ryan of Philadelphia was notified and he took charge of the remains. The undertaker of Philadelphia was notified.

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MARCUS A. SUNDERLAND, AGED 79, PASSES AWAY

Well Known Redwood Retired Farmer Dies After Brief Illness

(SPECIAL TO THE TIMES.)

Redwood, Oct. 29. -- Marcus A. Sunderland, aged 79, died here yesterday after an illness of only two days. He had resided practically all his life in this section.

Mr. Sunderland had been retired for some time past. The illness which resulted in his death was sudden and he had been in good health (word obscured).

The deceased is survived (word obscured) by his widow. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 from St. Peters Episcopal church, Redwood, Rev. Dr. Conway ______?______, Theresa, officiating.

Typistís Note: The year, 1923, was handwritten on the Sunderland obit.

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