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Obituaries from Scrapbook 3C-A

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HURD Clifford Chauncey HURD OPERATION FOR APPENDICITIS FAILS TO SAVE CORNING BOY Corning, March 10- Clifford Chauncey Hurd, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Hurd of 25 Laurel street, died at the Corning hospital Friday morning following an operation for the removal of his appendix. The little lad had been ill only since Tuesday.He was born at Tioga, Pa., and has lived in Corning with his parents for the past five years. His father is a New York Central brakeman. Clifford attended the fourth grade at the Northside Grammar School. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother Charles L. Hurd, aged 12 years. He funeral services were held at the home this afternoon, the Rev. Arthur Partington, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church officiating. The remains were taken to Tioga, Pa. where the burial will be made Monday.
JERRAM CHARLES F. JERRAM Charles Frederick Jerram, 52, of Seeley Creek, died at the family home Thursday, at 2:35 p.m. He is survived by a son, Frank Clifford Jerram; the father, Frank Jerram; a brother; the following sister, Alice of Elmira, Mary of Elmira, and Mrs. Lizzie Sage of Seeley Creek. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at the home. The Rev. Howard S. Bacon will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – Dec. 8, 1929)
JEWELL ANDREW JEWELL The death of Andrew Jewell, which occurred at his home at Southport Corners last Sunday morning, July 29th, removes another pioneer of this region who was widely known and universally respected. For the greater portion of his life he was a resident of Jackson Center. His age was eighty-two years. Mr. Jewell was born in Oneida County, N.Y. and sixty-four years ago came in a canal boat to Watkins, and on foot from there to Elmira, then a mere hamlet, and then on foot again up the Pennsylvania road to Jackson. There in his adult years he married Eliza Everett, daughter of the well-known William and Laura Everett, their children being Cyrus Jewell, Hettie who married Albert Gould, and Laura who married his brother, Garvin Gould. The Gould brothers moved to Nebraska, where Garvin died. For his second wife, Mr. Jewell married Mary Everett, also a daughter of William and Laura Everett, who survives him. By this marriage there are Edward, a grocer at Southport Corners, Effie, in business in Elmira, and Garvin,
KEIGLER Louise Collier CHEMUNG COUNTY Mrs. Louise Collier, 79, of Pine City R. D. 2, widow of Charles C. Collier, Monday evening, Dec. 26, 1949. She was a member of Edith H. Gardner Rebekah Lodge. Survived by sons, D. B. and Conrad C. Collier, both of Pine City, Grant E. Collier of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. John Carnie of Detroit, Mich.; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sisters Mrs. Anna Collier of Elmira, Mrs. Carrie Eggleston of Elkand, Pa., Mrs. S. S.Robinson of Elmira Heights; brothers, John L.and Conrad Keigler, both of Elmira. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home.
KIERSTED MRS. MARY JENKINS On Tuesday morning last Mrs. Mary Jenkins, wife of G. R. Jenkins, of Gillett, died, after a brief but severe illness, aged forty-nine years. Her sufferings which were very intense, were borne with Christian fortitude. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and a son twelve years of age; also two brothers, Dr. C. F. and Isaac Kiersted, two sisters, Mrs. C. J. Emmens, and Mrs. Edith Andrus, besides a host of relatives and friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved ones. The funeral was held Friday morning at her late home and interment was at Gillett. (handwritten on article – Feb. 21, 1905) A CARD OF THANKS - Mr. Jenkins wishes to express his thanks to all who assisted during the illness and burial of his wife.
KINGSLEY   Dr. and Mrs. Kingsley made a three days’ trip to Galeton the first of the week. – Mrs. Griswold will be in Bentley Creek on Thursday and Friday of this week.
KNAPP O. P. KNAPP INJURED MAN SHOWS SMALL IMPROVEMENT - O. P. Knapp, of 419 Herrick street, of this city expressman, whose rig was struck by an Erie train at the Home street crossing last Thursday, is not improving of his injuries, as satisfactorily as had been expected. Mr. Knapp suffered a slight concussion of the brain, a bad injury to his jaw, a sprained wrist and various cuts, abrasions and bruises on the head and body. He is 61 years old. (handwritten on article June 20, 1918)
KNAPP MRS. H. ROY ROBERTS Mrs. Eva M. Roberts died last evening at 7 o’clock at 419 Herrick street, aged twenty-nine years. She is survived by her husband, H. Roy Roberts, a daughter, Gladys A., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Knapp, two brothers, Earl H. and L. C. Knapp, also a sister, Mrs. Otto H. Volker. The decedent had been in ill health about a year and was removed to Florida but without relief. About two weeks ago she returned to Elmira with her parents to the family home. Mrs. Roberts was a young woman of bright christian character and a member of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal church. She was also a member of the choir of the church. The funeral will be held at the family home Sunday at 3 p.m., the Rev. H. B. Reddick officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 9, 1912)
KNAPP SHELDON Z. KNAPP Sheldon Z. Knapp, a resident in the town of Southport over a half century, died on the family farm Pine City last night about 11 o’clock, aged eighty-three years. He is survived by one son, Fred A. Knapp. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 o’clock from the home. The Rev. C. E. Ferguson will officiate. (handwritten on article May 26,1912).
LaFRANCE   Mr. and Mrs. A. Ward LaFrance and family of West Church Street are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Stow of Atlantic City, N.J. at Buckwood Inn, Swanee on-the-Delaware. They will remain over the Fourth.
LAWRENCE May Lawrence Henderson,  - eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lawrence, was born in Wells township, Bradford County, April 10th, 1852, and died Saturday afternoon, June 15th. At the age of 14 she commenced teaching school, which vocation she followed until she married the late Rev. W. H.Henderson in 1906 who died during the ensuing year, since which time she had made her home with her brother, W. T. Lawrence, in Hornell. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Epworth League, and was frequently called upon to lecture at League conventions. She was also an active temperance worker. She is survived by five sisters and two brothers, Mrs. S. W. Utter, Weston, N.Y., Mrs. G. A. Crumm, Corning, Mrs. D. b. Bartlett, Mill Creek, Mrs. J. D. VanDyke, Lindley, Mrs. J. E.Clarke. Farmington, W. T. Lawrence, Hornell, and J. C. Lawrence, Coudersport. The remains were brought here on the 10:47 a.m. Erie train Tuesday and taken directly to the Methodist Church, where the funeral service was held, Rev. C. J.Howard officiating, after which interment too
LEE LEE-SPRAGUE At high noon Friday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Miss Winifred Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee of 969 Davis Street and Horace E. Sprague, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sprague of Dundee, were united in marriage. The Rev. C. E. Eichner, pastor, performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families. The bride’s only attendant was Miss Lucretia Wheeler. John E. Gilroy acted as best man. The bride wore an ensemble of blue velvet and eggshell chiffon with matching hat and slippers and carried Talisman roses. Miss Wheeler was attired in a brown velvet ensemble with hat and slippers to match. Her bouquet was composed of yellow roses. A wedding breakfast was served at the Elizabeth Inn immediately following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Sprague will make their home in Rochester after Nov. 15. (handwritten on article Nov. 1, 1929)
LEE DEATH OF TWINS The funeral of the twin infants of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee was held at their residence, 963 Davis street, Wednesday at 4 o’clock p.m., Rev. W. D. More officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn, the funeral being private. (handwritten on article – Nov. 8, 1898)
LEE William E. Lee William E. Lee of 969 Davis St. died Sunday, July2, 1939. He is survived by his wife, one son, Herbert C. Lee, and one daughter, Mrs. Horace Sprague, both of Elmira; three grand-daughters and one grandson. The body was removed from the Davis funeral home Monday to the family home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. C. E. Eichner will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
LEVALY MRS. CLARA S. HAM Mrs. Clara S. Ham, aged thirty-five years, died this morning at 11 o’clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. Smith, 552 Thompson street, where she had been visiting. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Ham, of Penn Yan, her father, Leonard Sevaly, of Pine City, her sister, Mrs. Smith, and one brother, Henry Sevaly of Elmira. Funeral announcement later. (handwritten on article Feb 17, 1905)
LIDDY MRS. OWEN JUDSON Esteemed Woman Who Died at Fassetts, Pa.Died at her home in Gillett, Pa., January 15, of tubercular consumption, Mrs. Owen Judson after an illness of about one and one-half years’ duration. Her condition for many weeks previous to her death was considered critical and the end was momentarily expected; but what was left of her once strong constitution served to ward of the end much longer than was thought possible. The deceased was born in Ireland, and when quite young with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Liddy, came to this country settling first at Elmira, N.Y. and later at Fassett, Pa., where Mr. Liddy owned a large tract of land purchased from the government. This was before the Northern Central railroad between Elmira and Williamsport, was built. She was married in 1861 to Owen Judson and is survived by him and four children, viz.: J. B. Judson of Fassett, Pa.:R. M. Judson, of Springfield; Mrs. Dr. M. E. Sidfuse, of Pine City, N.Y., and Mrs. D. W. Post, of Towanda. Three sisters and one brother, viz.; Mr
LIGHTIZER ALVIN W. LIGHTIZER Alvin W. Lightizer of Christian Hollow, died Thursday night, aged thirty-four years. The deceased is survived by his father James W. Lightizer; two brothers, Willis and Irvin, Christian Hollow. The remains now repose at Harrington undertaking room and will be moved to the home at Christian Hollow Sunday after where the funeral services will be held in the school house. The Rev. A. W. ? will officiate. Burial will be in Christian Hollow cemetery.
LIGHTIZER James Lightizer James Wilmot Lightizer, 86, of Christian Hollow, died Saturday at 5:30 a.m. at the family home after an extended illness. He is survived by two sons, Willis and Ervin, both of Christian Hollow; and two granddaughters. Remains have been removed to the Holly Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Monday at 4 p.m. The Rev. George Burroughs. Burial in the Christian Hollow Cemetery.
LITTLE Ernest Little FIND BODY OF FLOOD VICTIM The body of Ernest Little, 39, a known Pine City merchant drowned Friday afternoon in Seeley Creek, was recovered at 9 this morning by a search party of Pine City firemen. It took more than two hours to bring the body to bulkhead from the area along the east bank about opposite the Pine City fire station at Pine City. Fred B. Ersly, executive director of the Chemung County Civil Defense organization, said the body was found along the east bank of the creek in an upright position. The discovery was made at 9:05 by Pine City firemen George Burt, Richard Lauper,. Earl Shellman and Merle May. With that particular party at the time was Frederick Shappee, a brother-in-law of Little who was in a rowboat with the victim when it capsized Friday afternoon about 1. Little disappeared in the flooded stream but Shappee was able to make his way safely to shore. Officials said Shappee was “highly upset” at the scene this morning and first was believed in need of medical aid after Little’s body was
MERRIAN MRS MARGARET WHEELER Mrs. Margaret M. Wheeler, widow of William H. Wheeler, died at the home of her son, Charles B. Wheeler, on the South Creek Road, Town of Ashland, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, aged 84 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Burr Crane of Elmira’ one son, Charles B. Wheeler; two brothers, Herman Merrian of Sodus Point, and William Merrian of Wellsburg; five grandchildren. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wellsburg since 1854. The remains repose at the Wilson funeral home and will be removed Thursday morning to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Crane, at 425 Partridge Street. The funeral will be held at that address Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. c. G. McConnell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr. 5, 1927
MILLER MRS. ELMER VAN CUREN Mrs. Nina Van Curen died Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home in Pine City aged fifty-three years. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Van Curen; a daughter, Miss Mary e.; four sons, James M., Tracey L., William F. and Harry B., and a brother William K. Miller of Buffalo. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Rev. I.P. Ripley will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Mills cemetery. (handwritten on article – died Oct 19, 1914, Buried Oct 22, 1914)
MILLSPAUGH GENEVIEVE E. MILLSPAUGH Genevieve Elenor, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Millspaugh, of Pine City, died Sunday night, aged two years. She is survived by the parents, three sisters, Adelaid, Helen and Beatrice. A prayer service will be held at the home Wednesday at 2 p.m. and the funeral at the Pine City Baptist church at 2:30 o’clock. Burial in the Pine City cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 2, 1921)
MOORE C. ELMER MOORE The funeral of C. Elmer Moore, late of Montour Falls, was held at the Baptist Church at Gillett, Pa., today at 3 p.m. state time. Burial was in Gillett cemetery.
MOSHER MRS. MARY H. CRIPPEN Mary H. Crippen, wife of Seth Crippen, died Saturday morning at their home, at Conemaugh, Pa., aged thirty ? years. Mrs. Crippen is the daughter of Mrs. Betsey Mosher of 107 ? street, this city. She is survived by her husband and two children, her mother and five sisters, Mrs. Clara ?, Mrs. Edward Hazen, Mrs. Edward McMillan, Miss Catherine Mosher, Miss Elizabeth Mosher; four brothers, Albert, George, Dee and Frank Mosher of this city. The remains arrived this morning at 10 o’clock and was taken to the home of her mother 107 Partridge street, where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be at Woodlawn. (handwritten on article Aug 8, 1903)
MOSHIER GEORGE W. MOSHIER Pine City, Mar.4 – George W. Moshier, 82, died Sunday noon at the home of C. C. Moshier here. Mr. Moshier had been a resident of this section more than 50 years. He was one of the last survivors of battery F, First Pennsylvania Artillery, with which he served in the Civil War. He also was an active member of Charles H. Farman Lodge, I.O.O.F. He is survived by one brother, G. C. Moshier, Waterloo; three sons, C. J. and B. F. Moshier, Elmira: C. C. Moshier, Pine City, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife 15 years ago. The funeral will be held at the Moshier home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with interment in the Mosherville Cemetery. The Rev. George G. Buroughs and the Rev. E. A. Premru of Pine City and the Rev. James H. Taylor of Hudson Falls, N.Y. will officiate. (handwritten on article Mar. 4, 1922)
NICHOLS MISS CLEO L. NICHOLS Miss Cleo L. Nichols, a well trained nurse of this city, died this morning at 8 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Nichols, 426 Herrick street, after an illness of about five weeks’ duration. She is survived by her parents and a sister, Miss Bernice Nichols of this city. The decedent was a member of the First Baptist Church and had many friends. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article Buried June 20th )
NOBLE ALONZO P. NOBLE Alonzo P. Noble, 63, a respected farmer of Wells Township, near Mosherville, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday night at the family home. He had passed his entire life in the home, where he was born and was a thrifty worker, who held the esteem of many friends. Mr. Noble had been a deacon of the church many years. He is survived by his widow; a son, Glenn, at home; a daughter, Mildred, of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Edward W. Joralomen of Pine City; five grandchildren; Elsworth, Lavere, Alonzo, jr., Marlyn and Calvin Noble, all of Wells Township, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira. (handwritten on article Jun 16, 1928)
OLDROYD Mason Oldroyd Mason Oldroyd of 203 W. 16th St., Elmira Heights, today April 11, 1956. He was a member of Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge, F&AM, and Elmira Heights Fire Department. Survived by wife, Mrs. Freda Barr Oldroyd; son, Raymond of Elmira; four grandchildren;sisters, Mrs. Alma Fivie of Horseheads and Mrs. Ethel Smith of Pine City. Body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call tonight 7 to 9 and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme. Woodlawn cemetery.
OLDROYD Mason Oldroyd Officers and Members of Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge, 913, F&AM, will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, to conduct the Masonic committal service for our late brother, Mason Oldroyd. Signed Hubert E. Ray Master Norman Gearhart Acting Secretary.
OLDROYD Mason Oldroyd The Elmira Heights Fire Company will meet in uniform at the Fire Station Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and proceed to the Ballard Funeral Home to pay our respects to the late Mason Oldroyd. Signed Michael Tobash, Chief
OSBORNE A. J. Osborne The Rev. A. J. Osborn has resigned from his pulpit here and will close his work here the last Sunday in this month. He has accepted a call to the Baptist Church at Varysburg, N.Y.
PASSMORE William PASSMORE TOWN CLERK EXPIRES INTERMENT IN WYSOX Death of William Passmore Removes Another Prominent Citizen - Gillett, Pa., April 29 – Death again has entered this hamlet and taken another prominent citizen, William Passmore. His age was 63 years and he had lived here for a long period. For a time he was engaged in business here with his brother and for several years past had been town clerk. Although in poor health he was able to be about and on Saturday attended a meeting of the town board at which much business was transacted. That night he retired apparently in his usual condition, but during the night called his brother and told him he was in severe pain. The brother procured a remedy he asked for and watched him at intervals during the night. In the morning it was found that his supposed quiet slumber was the last sleep. The funeral was held at the house Monday and was largely attended. The body was taken to Wysox for burial. He leaves a brother here, another in Elmira, and another in Wysox, and sisters i
PATTERSON ABRAM H. PATTERSON Abram H. Patterson died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of his brother, Francis Patterson, 409 Cleveland Street, Elmira Heights, aged thirty-four years. The decedent had been ill four years and met his suffering uncomplainingly. He is survived by his widow, a son, Charles Patterson; a brother, Francis; four sisters, Mrs. William Eddy, Mrs. Verne Eddy, Mrs. Arthur George, Mrs. Olive Lehman. The funeral will be held privately at the home of his brother, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. H. L. Lewis, of the Northside Baptist church, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 1923)
PELLETT JOHN A. PELLETT John A. Pellett, a resident of Webb Mills over a half century, died at the family home in that place yesterday morning, aged sixty-seven years. He had been an officer in the Pine City Baptist Church many years and was a respected citizen. The decedent is survived by his widow, and three daughters, Mrs. E. M. Knapp of Webb Mills, Mrs. F. L. Whitney of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. W. G. Snyder of Southport Corners. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the family home, the Rev. MR. Ripley of Pine City to officiate. Burial at Mosherville, Pa. (handwritten on article – 11 o’clock at night June 25, 1912)
Pitt John M. Pitt FORMER ELMIRA MAN IS DEAD John M. Pitt, Former Business Man in This City- Dies in Corning – Conducted Grocery Store - John M. Pitt, a former business man of this city, died Wednesday at the family home in Corning after an extended illness. The decedent was born at Wells, Pa., July 14, 1867. He was united in marriage July 15, 1888, with Miss Vina M. Terwilliger. He opened business as a dealer in groceries and merchandise at Gillett, Pa., in 1892 and remained there three years, and in 1895 he removed his business to Corning. In 1914, because of ill health, Mr. Pitt disposed of his business in Corning and with his family took up his residence at St. Petersburg, Fla. The following year the family returned to Elmira. Mr. Pitt, in partnership with his brother, Daniel C. Pitt, purchased the retail grocery business, conducted many years by Webster J. Cole, at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and South avenue. The brothers continued a successful business and in 1917 the decedent retired because of poor health and the
PITT JOHN DUKE PITT John Duke Pitt died at the family home in Gillett, Pa., July 9, (handwritten on article 1911) aged seventy-six years. Mr. Pitt was attending a family gathering at his home and appeared in his usual health when death came unexpectedly. The decedent was born in Bradford County, Pa., and had always resided in that county. In 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Alice Irene Carr, who survives him in addition to his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Rice of Elmira, two sons, Daniel C. (can’t read the rest)
PRATT ARTHUR PRATT Arthur Pratt, South Creek Road, died unexpectedly following a seizure at the family home Tuesday evening. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Pratt; sons, Russell K. and Charles Pratt; his mother Mrs. Della ? (can’t read) a brother, Earl, and a sister, Mrs. Leona Hill. The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at ? p.m. The Rev. I. J. Shaffer will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on the article Jan.17, 1933)
PRATT Manley D. PRATT Manley D. Pratt, 78, died at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 4,. 1939, at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Della C. Pratt of the South Creek Rd. He came east about two months ago from Chula Vista, Calif. where he was engaged as a carpenter contractor. The body is at Wilson funeral home. Funeral announcement later.
PURSE Chauncey PURSE A shocking suicide occurred at Pine City on Wednesday of this week. Chauncey Pierce, an old soldier who has been for some time an inmate of the Soldiers’ Home at Bath, secured a furlough before election and came home to vote, since which time he had been stopping in that vicinity. On the day named he is reported to have borrowed a butcher knife of Mrs. Riley Crowell, and going behind a barn on the premises cut his throat, life being extinct when discovered little later. Pierce was one of four brothers who served in the army, all being noted as good soldiers. He was homeless, old crippled and despondent, and this doubtless accounts for the rash act. If our memory is not at fault he made a similar attempt a few years ago but was frustrated in his design. Deceased was the father of John Pierce, of this township. (handwritten on article – Nov. 13, 1895)
PURSE Chauncey PURSE CUT FROM EAR TO EAR Chauncey Purse, an Old Veteran Commits Suicide At Pine City Yesterday - He had said That He Would Kill Himself After He Had Heard the Election Returns – He was Seventy-two Years of age. - A short time before election Chauncy Purse, a well know character about the city, was an inmate of the Soldiers’ Home at Bath. The overcrowded condition of the home rendered it necessary to turn the old man out and he came to Pine City where he has since resided with a family whom he knew. The old man was subject to fits of melancholia and was a very eccentric individual. A day or two before election the old soldier told the man of the house with whom he was living that as soon as he heard the election returns he was going to kill himself. The people supposed that he was out of his head and gave him a severe scolding for talking in that manner. Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 4 o’clock he went out in the orchard to get some apples. He came back into the house with them and then said he was going to the 
ROBERTS Hattie Graves ESTIMABLE WOMAN DIES IN BREESPORT Breesport, Nov. 1- This morning at the family home on Broad street, occurred the death of Mrs. Hattie M. Graves, wife of Frank Graves, after an illness of over six months. Mrs. Graves was born in Ithaca 48 years ago and at the age of 18 married Mr. Graves. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church for 20 years and was a charter member of Southern Light Chapter, O.E.S. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Norma, her mother, Mrs. Kinhan of Troy, Pa.; a brother Charles Roberts and step-brother, Jasper Kinan of Canandaigua, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Detrick of Webb Mills. The funeral has been arranged for Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the service at the grave in Hill Top Cemetery will be conducted by the Eastern Star Chapter.