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KNAPP Supervisor Leman C. Knapp died at his home on the South Creek Road Friday at 7:30 p.m., aged 48 years. Mr. Knapp has been in ill health for about six months. His illness became acute on several occasions, but he recuperated gradually each time. About a week ago he suffered a stroke and failed gradually until the end came. His death removes one of Chemung County’s prominent farmers and a man beloved by the community. Through his business, political, social and fraternal associations he endeared himself to a wide circle of friends. In his official capacities he often lent a helping hand. His friends declare he was an optimist and saw only the brighter side of life. He imbued his friends with this spirit and spread cheer and happiness in his sphere. He was the representative of the Town of Southport on the Board of Supervisors for the last seven years. In this capacity he gave freely of his time, efforts and experience in the interests of Chemung County. He took pride in executing his duties as a Supervisor and 
LAWRENCE CYRUS LAWRENCE, WELL-KNOWN BARRINGTON FARMER, DIES AFTER ACCIDENT. Dundee—July 22—(Special)—Cyrus Lawrence, aged sixty-six years, died at his home in the town of Barrington yesterday morning as the result of burns received on July 10. Mr. Lawrence started to carry some boiling brine down cellar, walking backward, when a step broke and the scalding liquid was thrown on him. His burns were so severe that death resulted. He was born in the town of Milo but had lived in Barrington 45 years. He served his town three years as supervisor and for two years was clerk of the Schuyle County Supervisor Board. He was a past member of Barrington Grange and a member of the Baptist Church. He was married September 30, 1868, who survives him. There are no children. One sister Mrs. Eugene McDowell of Montour Falls survives. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1912)
LEE MISS EVELYN JOHNSON LEE Miss Evelyn Johnson Lee, 257 Glenwood Avenue died Sunday morning at 8:20 o’clock, after an extended illness. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Johnson, 257 Glenwood Avenue; one sister, Mrs. Fred Heidtman of Endicott; four brothers, Aubrey Johnson 256 Glenwood Avenue, Clifford Johnson 719 West Third Street, Elmira, George and Russell at home. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the family home and will be private. Friends may call until 6 p.m. Tuesday. (handwritten on article Sept 16, 1928)
LEE MRS. THOMAS W. GOULD Mrs. Thomas W. Gould, formerly Miss Carrie Lee of this city, died yesterday at the family home in Memphis, Tenn., where she had resided for the last five years. She is survived by her husband, a brother and a sister, William E. Lee and Mrs. F. D. Bridenbaker, both of this city. The remains will be brought to Elmira and the funeral will be held, probably Sunday afternoon. Of necessity, the services will be held in Woodlawn Chapel, as the home of William E. Lee is quarantined because of scarlet fever. Mrs. Gould was a trained nurse, a graduate of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital Training School, and followed her profession until her marriage. She was planning to come north for a visit this winter, and relatives here were shocked greatly by the unexpected news of her death. No particulars were contained in the dispatch.
LEE CHARLES M. LEE Charles M. Lee, a well known citizen of this city, died last night at 8:30 o’clock at his home, No. 963 Davis Street. He is survived by three children, Mrs. F. D. Bridenbaker, William E. Lee and Carrie E. Lee. The deceased was a soldier of the Civil War, and served as a private in Company C 141st New York volunteer infantry. He was a member of Baldwin Post, No. 6, G.A.R., and it is probable the funeral arrangements will be in charge of that organization. The deceased was for years a prominent business man in this city and was proprietor of the Elmira Sewer Pike company on Railroad Avenue, south of First Street, and later on East Washington Avenue, for many years. He was widely known and very popular and his death will be sad news to all who knew him. The funeral will be held Friday, the hour not yet decided upon. Funeral director A. S. Campbell of Hubbell’s has charge of the arrangements. (handwritten on article Apr 8, 1902)
LEE Again the death angel has entered the ranks of Elmira council, and laid its cold hand on another of our beloved and honored brothers. Bro.Charles M. Lee, who has been a patient sufferer for so long a time, died last Tuesday evening at 8:30 o’clock. About two months ago he suffered a severe attack of Bright’s disease, and caused a slight shock, from which he recovered sufficiently to be able to help himself some, but he had many sinking spells, each one of which left him in a weaker condition, until his strength wore out. He became a member of Elmira council in 1883, when he was forty-seven years of age. Eight years ago this month his beloved wife died. He was a veteran of the Civil War and belonged to Baldwin post, No. 6, G.A.R. He was a man true to his friends, and spoke ill of no one. In business he was just to himself and honorable with his patrons. In his death Elmira council loses a good brother. He leaves three children William E. Lee, who was engaged in business with him; Mrs. Frank Brittenbacke
LEWIS NORMAN LEWIS Norman Lewis, 64 died Wednesday night at the family home at Christian Hollow. Mr. Lewis is survived by a sister Mrs. Charles Wheeler of Wellsburg; a brother, Donnie of Gillett, Pa., several nieces and nephews. The remains repose in the Wilson undertaking rooms. The funeral will be held at the Rosstown school house, Saturday at 2 p.m. (handwritten on article Dec 8 1926)
LEWIS C. H. LEWIS C. H. Lewis died at his home in the town of Southport yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, aged eighty-three years. The deceased has lived in this county for fifty years. He is survived by three sons, Norman Henry and Domphia, all of the town of Southport. The funeral announcement will be made later (handwritten on article Feb 27, 1905)
LEWIS VALENTINE A. LEWIS Valentine A. Lewis died this morning at the home of A. C. Lewis, No. 237 Mr. Zoar Street. The deceased was fifty-eight years of age and was a former school teacher at Southport corners, later taking up the line of trade as a dealer in merchandise and the wholesale candy business at Southport Corners. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Raymond H. and Elmer E., also a sister, Mrs. Levina Lewis of Southport Street and two brothers, Judd S. of Fassett, Pa., and Andrew C. Lewis of Elmira. The funeral will be held from the home on Mr. Zoar Street tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock and will be private, the Rev. H. S. Southall of Centenary church officiating. Interment will be made in Rouche’s Cemetery at South Creek. (handwritten on article Aug 18, 1904)
LIVINGS FRANCIS L. LIVINGS Frances Louise Livings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Livings, died yesterday morning at 2:30 o’clock at the family home, 1050 East Water Street, aged five years. Besides her parents the decedent is survived by three brothers, Archie Livings, Raymond Livings at home and Earl Livings at Montour Falls, one sister, Eva Livings, at home. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home and the Rev. R. Lew Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 6, 1910)
LOCKWOOD GEORGE N. LOCKWOOD George N. Lockwood died at the Soldiers’ Home at Bath at 10 a.m. yesterday, aged 69 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Moore and a son C. L. Lockwood both of this city. The remains will be taken to the Campbell undertaking rooms, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m.The burial will be in Chemung. (handwritten on article Apr 12, 1915)
LONGWELL ANDREW LONGWELL Andrew Longwell, aged sixty-seven years, died at 12:30 o’clock Saturday at his home in Laurel Street. He is survived by a wife and mother who resides at Gillett, Pa.; one son, Eugene, and two daughters, Mrs. Ford McConnell and Mrs. James Morton, all of Gaines, Pa.; one brother, Delson Longwell of Gillett; two sisters, Mrs. Ebner Layton, of Rutland, and Mrs. Horace Tiles of Potter County, Pa. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at the house, the Rev. Mr. Warren officiating. The interment will be in Gillett. (handwritten on article Nov 28 1903)
LOVELL CHARLES E. LOVELL Charles E. Lovell of upper West Water Street died Saturday at 5 a.m. at Lemon City, Fla., where he had been passing the winter because of ill health. The decedent was a$brother of the late William H. Lovell, postmaster, and until about two years ago he had been associated with the city engineer’s office in this city. Mr. Lovell is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Chamberlain of upper West Water Street. A fiend of the decedent, who was formerly associated in business with Mr. Lovell, pays the following tribute to his memory: “The death of Charles E. Lovell, at his winter home in Lemon City, Fla., while not unexpected, is a cause for genuine sorrow to his friends and acquaintances in and about Elmira. As a close friend for more than 30 years, I knew him well enough to truly say, that in the passing of Charles E. Lovell, the community has lost a citizen of sterling character and one who will be greatly missed by those who knew him best. Modest and unassuming, he made little nois
MAKINSTER Charles Cassus Makinster, about 74, of Pine City, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday Aug 2, 1940, at a local hospital. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Otto L. of Elmira; Lisle N. and Charles C. of Pine City; seven daughters, Mrs. Pearl Brown of Oregon, Mrs. A. L. Wilson of Wellsburg, Mrs. Walter Pinch of Elmira, Mrs. Judd Aber of Snedekerville, Mrs. William Farren of Lowman, Miss Blanche Makinster of Pine City, Mrs. Elmer Stout of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Voorhees of Waverly; a brother Dana Battin of Athens, Pa. The body was removed to the Harrington funeral home where funeral will be held Monday at 2. Woodlawn Cemetery.
MAKINSTER AUBREY S. MAKINSTER The funeral of Aubrey S. Makinster will be held at the home near Bulkhead Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The decedent was a resident of the Town of Southport and died at the home of William Dunn at Himrods, where he had been employed. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Kittie Makinster of Bulkhead; two brothers, Otto of the U. S. Army at Fort Slocum and Vern at home; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Wilson of Himrods; Mrs. Frank Brown of California and Miss Daisy Makinster of Bulkhead. The decedent was a young man of pleasing personality and his death is greatly regretted by many of his friends. (handwritten on article Oct 14, 1918)
MANLEY GORDON R. MANLEY Gordon R. Manley, a former resident of the South Creek road and also of this city, died yesterday at 1:55 p.m. in the Williamsport, Pa., hospital, of injuries received Tuesday while at work in the Rubber Manufacturing plant in that city. An iron bar about ten feet long was caught in a machine and thrown, the bar striking him across the head and producing a serious fracture of the skull. The injured man was removed to the Williamsport hospital where an operation was performed for the fractured skull. Mr. Manley failed to respond to the treatment and died without regaining consciousness. The decedent was thirty-nine years of age and was engaged in the business of a retail milk dealer in Elmira for a period of about 15 years until about a year ago when he gave up his milk route in the city and removed to Williamsport. His father, Gordon T. Manley, had the milk route in this city several years before his son took it in charge. The decedent was a member of the I. O. O. F. and was well known here. 
MANWORING GEORGE R. MANWORING The funeral of George E. Manworing was held at the family home near Bulkhead this morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Nov. 14, 1904)
MANWORING LEON MANWORING Leon Manworing late of Big Flats died in Elmira Sunday aged thirty-six years. He is survived by his widow; three sons Homer, Leon and Albert his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Manworing of Big Flats; six brothers, Charles, Leroy, Benjamin, George, Kenneth and Earl; four sisters, Mrs. George Reasor, Big Flats; Mrs. Pearl Pancoast, Mrs. Charles Hoovey and Alice Manworing all of Big Flats. The funeral was held at the home of the parents Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Hanson of Big Flats officiating. Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats. (handwritten on article Sept 9, 1923)
MARCELLUS JOHN C. MARCELLUS John C. Marcellus died at the family home at Fassett, Pa., Tuesday night at 8:40 o’clock, aged sixty-six years. Mr. Marcellus is survived by his widow; four children, Fay of Elmira, Mrs. Sinclair of Troy, Pa., and Chester and Flossie at home; two brothers, I. J. Marcellus of Bentley Creek and E. G. Marcellus of Carson, Washington. Funeral service Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Gillett Church. Burial in the Gillett Cemetery. The Rev. Seymur Barrett will officiate. (handwritten on article Aug 19, 1921)
MATHEWS MRS. MERIBAH ROGERS Mrs. Meribah Rogers, the widow of George W. Rogers, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, George H. Rogers, 420 Pine Street. She leaves two sons, George H. and Milford E. Rogers; also one brother A. J. Mathews all of this city. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Chapel. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The remains are now in the Smith undertaking rooms. (handwritten on article Jan. 11, 1914)
McCANN JAMES McCANN James McCann died this morning at 5 o’clock at the home of his son John H. McCann, 620 Baldwin Street, aged ninety-six years. He is survived by six sons, David, Elliott, and John H. McCann of Elmira; George of Arnot, Pa., James of South Creek and Robert of Big Flats; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Stilson of Bulkhead and Mrs. S. Depew of Elmira. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article Jan 21 1913)
McCANN JOHN H. M’CANN John H. McCann, a resident of Christian Hollow, died at the family home, this morning at 11 o’clock, after two weeks illness, aged sixty-?(unreadable) years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and is survived by his widow, two sons, David and Charles at home; a sister Mrs. Kittie Hess who resides near Buffalo; also a grandchild. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article 1921)
McINTYRE MRS. AMANDA M. CLARK Penn Yan, Feb. 7 – Mrs. Amanda McIntyre Clark, 74, died at her home in North Avenue Thursday morning. She is survived by one son, Archibald McIntyre, of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Dell Clark of Allentown, Pa. and Mrs. Ida Ellsworth of Friendship. The funeral will be held at the Thayer funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. A. W. Anable officiating. Commitment will be made in the vault in Lake View Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1930)
McMILLAN EDGAR M McMILLAN Edgar M. McMillan died this morning at 11:30 o’clock at the home of his father, James B. McMillan, 432 South Broadway. The decedent had been ill over a year and had been a patient sufferer. His mother, Mrs. Harriett McMillan died February 11. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Helen E. McMillan; his father, James B. McMillan and a sister Miss Elizabeth McMillan . Funeral will be held at the Southside Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Delos Abrams to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1914)
McMILLAN JAMES B. McMILLAN James B. McMillan died yesterday at 3 p.m. at the family home, 432 Broadway, aged eighty-one years. Mr. McMillan has been a resident of Elmira many years and his death is mourned by a host of friends. The decedent is survived by a daughter, Miss Elizabeth, and a granddaughter, Miss Helen McMillan both of this city. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Delos Abrams of the Southside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 11, 1915)
McNANEY Hiram McNany, 70, of the Christian Hollow Road, died Tuesday at 4 p.m. He is survived by a son, William of Cleveland. The remains repose at the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article May 12, 1931)
McNANEY PATRICK McNANEY Patrick McNaney died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, at the family home, 1525 Grand Central Avenue. He is survived by his widow, one daughters, Mrs. Cora Barber, of Rochester, and three sons, Supervisor George McNaney and Henry and Roy, all of this city; three brothers, John of Swartwood; Thomas and Hiram of Elmira; also a sister Mrs. Sarah Sitzer of Elmira. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the home and at 10 o’clock at the St. Cecilia church. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr 6, 1913)
McNANEY MRS. MARY JANE M’NANEY Mrs. Mary Jane McNaney died unexpectedly in Rochester Sunday. She is survived by three sons George and Henry of Elmira and ?(can’t read) of Rochester; and a daughter, Mrs. Cora Barber of Rochester. The remains will be brought to Elmira and the funeral will be held at the home of her son, George McNaney, at a date to be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 3, 1918(
McNANEY JOHN M’NANEY John McNaney died at the family home in the Town of Southport Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock, aged seventy-five years. The decedent was born at Smithfield, Pa., March 21, 1848, and when a child he came to Elmira with his parents, who settled in the Town of Southport. He was married to Mary C. Macumber July 4, 1858. Mrs. McNaney died in May 1898. At an early age Mr. McNaney engaged in lumbering and was one of the pioneer lumbermen of this locality. Later he moved to Ralston, Pa., where he continued in the same line of business. In the early eighties Mr.McNaney returned to Elmira and became interested in the coal business and for many years was located on Erie Street near the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company’s plant. Owing to ill health he retired from active life and for the past ten years he had been engaged in farming with his son, Owen B. The decedent is survived by four sons, John H., Edgar J. and Howard of Elmira and Owen B. of Pine City; three daughters, Mrs. William Mance of Elmira, M
McWHORTER MISS MABEL McWHORTER Miss Mabel McWhorter of 1421 Caton Avenue, Town of Southport, died Wednesday at 6 o’clock in Ithaca, where she had been under treatment. She is survived by a sister, Miss Ella Carner of Elmira. Miss Mcwhorter was a member of the Baptist Church at Pine City. She was also an active worker in the missionary society of the South Presbyterian Church and a teacher in the Kindergarten department of the Sunday School of that church. The funeral was held Friday. (handwritten on article 1920)
MILES MRS. BAIN EXPIRES Penn Yan, Jan. 21 – Mrs. Effie Jane Bain died at her home in Milo yesterday afternoon, aged fifty-one years. She leaves her husband Reuben, one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Louk; two brothers Charles Miles of Bradford, N.Y. and Elmer of Dundee. The funeral will be held Wednesday, the Rev. Mr. Hanan, pastor of the Baptist church in Warsaw, will officiate. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1913)
MILLER EARL MILLER Earl Miller, 26, of 756 East Water Street, died Thursday at 8:50 p.m. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Miller of Elmira; four daughters, Helen of Rochester; Ethel, Leah and Genevieve, and a son Francis, all of Lindley. The remains repose in the Wilson funeral home, where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. I. J. Shafer will officiate. Burial in the Miller Cemetery, Millerton, Pa. (handwritten on article Dec. 20, 1928)
MILLER VALENTINE MILLER Valentine Miller, a business man of this city forty-five years, died this morning at 8 o’clock, after an illness of about ten days. He was seventy-six years old and is survived by his widow and ten children, also one brother. Mr. Miller was an active business man and a grocer if the Southside, and was an alderman several terms. He also served as a member of the police commission several years. The funeral will be held at the family home, 218 West Henry Street, Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Arthur B. Rudd of Grace church will officiate, and burial will be in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. (handwritten on article Apr 10, 1911)
MILLER After making a brave but ineffectual struggle against his illness, Valentine Ben Miller, one of the foremost and best known of Elmira’s citizens, died at about 1 o’clock yesterday at his home, 308 Harmon Street. Death came after a gradual sinking spell of several hours duration. The news of Mr. Miller’s death will be a great shock to Elmira, although his many friends for some time past have known of his serious condition. Mr. Miller until a few months ago was in robust health, a fine specimen of manhood. He became ill of liver and stomach trouble, however, and in spite of expert medical attention, he gradually succumbed. He has been critically ill for the past few weeks. Mr. Miller was born in this city and had always made Elmira his home. He was of a prominent Germany family and attended Elmira’s schools. He has been engaged in various business enterprises and for a long time was the proprietor of a thriving meat market on the southside, on South Main Street. His genial personality and generous ways m
MILLER WILLIAM D. MILLER William D. Miller a member of the firm of Miller Brothers, tobacco growers and market gardeners at Pennsylvania Avenue, died Wednesday night at 10:15 o’clock at the family home after an extended illness. Mr. Miller had passed his entire life in Elmira and was highly respected. He was a member of Lodge No. 95, F. and A.M. The decedent is survived by two sons Arthur C. and Edmund D. Miller and brother Frank S. Miller all of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. J. H. Crawford will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery with the committal service in charge of Union Lodge, No. 95, F. & A.M. (handwritten on article Jan 31, 1925)
MITCHELL MRS. MARGARET A. HUGHES Mrs. Margaret A. Hughes, widow of Frank Hughes, died this morning at 3 o’clock at the home of her son A, J, Hughes, 310 Harmon Street. She was the only daughter of the late Jacob W. Mitchell of lower Maple Avenue. The decedent is survived by two sons, Dr. Marvin D. Hughes of Bloomfield, N.Y. and A. J. Hughes of Elmira; two daughters, Mrs. E. E. Bellinger of Houston, Texas and Mrs. William Edgar of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; also a brother Samuel Mitchell. The funeral will be announced later (handwritten on article 1914)
MOFFAT MRS. GORDON MANLEY Mrs. Marion Moffat Manley, a resident of Elmira Heights, died this morning at 11 o’clock at a local hospital. She was fifty-one years old and is survived by her husband, Gordon Manley, of Elmira Heights; three daughters, Mrs. F. L. McMillan and Mrs. Harry Robb of Elmira, and Mrs. Simeon Webb of Wiliwana; three sons, Alexander of Elmira; William of Troy, Pa., and John of Fredonia, Kan. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. F. L. McMillan, Grove Street, the time to be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1914)
MOODY FUNERAL OF MOODY Dead Evangelist Laid at Rest on Historic Round Top - The funeral services in memory of Dwight L. Moody were held at the Congregational church in East Northfield at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with an attendance which recalled the summer days when hundreds went to Northfield to attend the meetings made famous by the presence and influence of the dead evangelist. Men, who for many years have been connected with Mr. Moody’s work, took part. Rev. C. L. Scofield, D. D., officiated, assisted by Rev. R. A. Torrey, of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, and appropriate music was sung by the choir of the church, and the Mount Hermon male quartette, which had assisted Mr. Moody in the work he did during the last two years. The body was borne to Round Top, a historic spot upon the grounds of the institute, for burial. The body, which had rested on a leather couch, was placed in a casket of simple design and borne to the church by students from the Northfield Institute. Before the bier was raised whi
MOORE FRED MOORE Daggett, Feb. 7 – Fred Moore, 83, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his son, William , at Binghamton Thursday morning, according to word received here. Mr. Moore had been visiting his son. He suffered a seizure a few days ago, from which he failed to recover. He is survived by the one son at whose home he died. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the local church, the Rev. J. Sydney Kane, pastor of the Gillet Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1930)
MORROW DEATH AT SOUTHPORT Flavel Woodworth Morrow died at his late residence in the town of Southport yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, aged ninety years. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the house. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article June 25 1902)
MYERS Rev. DeWitt W. Myers, pastor of the Methodist Church at Bellona, N.Y. died suddenly at his home Monday noon, of heart disease, aged forty-one years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bellona, in charge of the presiding elder of the Geneva district, Dr. L. H. Pearce. Mr. Myers was well known in this vicinity, having served as pastor on the Elmira district at North Chemung, East Troy, Daggett Mills and New Albany. Since leaving the Elmira district he has served as pastor at Ludlowville and Bellona, where he died. A wife and three children survive him, the youngest being but ten months old. Mrs. Myers is in a very critical condition, being away from home for medical attention, and it is feared that she may not survive the shock of her husband’s death. Mr. Myers is the fourth member of the Central New York Conference to die since the annual conference in October. He was a man esteemed by all as a faithful pastor and excellent preacher. (handwritten on article Dec 12, 1918)
OSBORN JOHN E. OSBORN John E. Osborn of 113 South William Street, died Saturday at 11 p.m., aged seventy-four years. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Durland Peck, Mrs. Earl Smith and Miss Eleanor Osborn, all of this city; a sister, Mrs. Jane Strader of Elmira, and four grandchildren. The decedent was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of 14th N.Y. Heavy Artillery. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. The Rev. C. E. Culinan of Blossburg, Pa., formerly a pastor of the Pennsylvania Avenue M. E. Church, officiated. Baldwin Post, No. 6, G. A. R., had charge of the service at the home. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec 24 1921)
OSBORN GEORGE B. OSBORN George B. Osborn died last night at 9 o’clock at the family home in the town of Horseheads, aged fifty-nine years. He is survived by his widow, four sons, Fred R.M. Freeman, John E. and George H., all at home and three daughters, Mazie M. and Sybil B. Osborn at home and Mrs. William Barchet of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Samuel N. Strader and a brother, John E. Osborn, both of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 p.m. and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 29, 1916)
OSGOOD DOLORES A OSGOOD Dolores Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Osgood of 703 Winsor Avenue died Monday night of whooping cough and pneumonia. The child is survived by the parents, a sister, Imogene; two brothers, Arnold and James. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. H. S. Bacon will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar. 4, 1929)
PARRISH MRS. AMY A. DAVIS Mrs. Amy A. Davis, widow of David R. Davis, died May 13 at Littleville; She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edward Holcomb Littleville, Mrs Viola Harris and Mrs. Aaron Foulkrod, Painted Post, Mrs. D.E. Westbrook, Sayre, Pa., two sons, Walter Davis, Shortsville, William Davis, Phelps; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Towner Elmira, Mrs. Jane Cogswell, LeRaysville, Pa.; one brother, S. E. Parrish, Forksville, Pa.; 28 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The funeral was held May 16 at Littleville. (handwritten on article 1921)
PERRY SHE WAS SIXTEEN Dundee, Sept 12—Miss Edith, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Perry of the town of Barrington, died at her home about four miles west of this village Friday. The cause of death was diabetes. She was born at Tyrone. Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept 9, 1910)
PERSONIUS ELMER E. PERSONIUS Elmer E. Personius died July 6 in the Duvial Hospital at Jacksonville, Fla.,, while on the road to the home in Elmira. The deceased was an old time resident of this city and resided on West Water Street. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Sons of Veterans and was well known. Mr. Personius is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sylvia C. Personius, a son, William V. of Snedekerville, Pa., and three daughters, the Misses Mabel and Hazel of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Maude Green of Elmira; also his mother and a sister in California. The funeral and burial was in Jacksonville, Fla.
PETERSON December 15, 1916 J. FRANK PETERSON After an illness lasting several days Frank Peterson died this morning at the family home, 1640 West Water Street. He was stricken of pneumonia and the ailment became at once alarming and though the most efficient aid was given the fatal result could not be averted. Frank Peterson was in his thirty-seventh year, and was born in Elmira, or rather, the Town of Elmira, his parent, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Peterson, well known residents, having lived in the Clark’s Glen district of the town many years. The decedent attended the Elmira schools, and for a very long time had been an efficient and valued departmental clerk in the Barker, Rose & Clinton Company’s establishment. Besides the parents there survive the widow and two children, and a brother, Dr. Henry A. Peterson, in business in the city. He was a member of Union Lodge, No. 95, F. & A. M. of Elmira Chapter No. 42, R.A.M., St. Omers Commandery, No. 19, K.T., the Masonic Club and Cashmere Grotto. The funeral will be held Sunday a
PIERCE JASON PIERCE Jason Pierce, a former resident of Pine City, died at the Soldiers’ Home at Bath yesterday afternoon. The deceased was seventy years of age and a veteran of the Civil War. He had been a resident of the Soldiers’ Home several years. The remains were brought to Elmira last night and taken to Pine City this afternoon; where interment was made at 2 o’clock. (handwritten on article Dec 7 1903)
PLATE MRS. LOUISE ALEXANDER Just as the first grey streaks of day were lighting the east on Sunday morning, November 23, the spirit of Mrs. Louis e. Alexander passed to her reward. Born at Waterloo, N.Y., November 18, 1849, to William and Rachel Plate, she was the last of nine children. AT a very early age her parents moved to Elmira, so that nearly all her life was spent here. On May 13, 1873, she was united in marriage to Minor Alexander, who survives her. To them were born four children, two sons, William and Robert Alexander, and two daughters, Mrs. John Sutton of 715 Seneca Place at whose home she died and Miss Lillian Alexander. Some years ago she conducted the florist business at Fulton and Chemung Place. She was an old member of the Park church, having united during the pastorate of the late Rev. Thomas K. Beecher. Her life was fragrant with the spirit of Christ, and her greatest happiness was in looking after the comfort of others and in making them happy. During the past 13 years she was a great su
PRATT Earl Lee Pratt, 64, of the South Creek Rd., Elmira RD. Sunday evening, Apr. 30, 1950. Survived by wife Mrs. Jennie Lewis Pratt, daughter Mrs. Marion Snell of Elmira RD 2, son, Walter M. Pratt of Elmira, mother Mrs. Della C. Pratt of the South Creek Rd., sister Mrs. Newton L. Hill of Chula Vista, Calif., several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home.
PRATT RESPECTED CATON FARMER DIES AT SIXTY-EIGHT Corning, Aug. 15—Tobias Leonard Pratt, for many years a prominent farmer of the town of Caton, died at his home in South Caton Sunday at the age of 68 years. Besides his widow he is survived by one son, John A. Pratt and a daughter, Mrs. Gershon Wilcox, both of Caton. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at his residence. (handwritten on article 1916)
PSIFFER MRS. HATTIE M. PLATT Mrs. Hattie May Platt died this morning at 7:45 o’clock at the family home on South Broadway, in the town of Southport, aged forty-four years. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Psiffer and two brothers, William and Raymond Psiffer. The remains were removed to the St. Joseph Hospital and the funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article Mar 14, 1919)
PURPLE WILLIAM PURPLE William Purple, 73, a retired Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, who resided on Pennsylvania Avenue in Elmira, many years, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure early this morning at the family home in Millport, where the family had resided six years.. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Railroad Honor Roll. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Combs Purple; three daughters, Hazel and Evelyn at home and Mrs. Leslie Clifford of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Fenmore E. Cooper of Elmira, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. (handwritten on article Nov. 1, 1928)
RATHBUN WILLIAM R. RATHBUN Last evening in Binghamton occurred the death of William R. Rathbun, aged fifty years. He is survived by a wife and two sons, William, who is in the employ of the Elmira Savings Bank, and Benjamin of the Elmira Free Academy. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock at the family residence on William Street. The Rev. Arthur Dougall will officiate and interment will be private. The deceased was the son of the late John T. Rathbun and Sarah M. Benjamin, and a brother of Simeon B. and Louis G. Rathbun. Mr. Rathbun is from a distinguished family. His maternal grandfather, Simeon Benjamin, was the founder Elmira College, and was the wealthiest man in this part of the state at the time he made the great girt to the cause of higher education. John T. Rathbun, father of the deceased, was one of the foremost men of Elmira when it was still a village. Through his efforts was established Elmira’s public school system. After the thriving village grew into a city, he was prominent in every
RATHBUN (1) HON. JOHN T. RATHBUN One of Elmira’s Foremost Citizens Passes Away on Monday Last Sketch of His Life—Cam to Elmira in 1855—Then a Prominent Whig and a Warm Personal Friend of William H. Seward—His Happy Domestic Life—Enterprises in Elmira Which Have Felt the Benefit of His Interest. The Hon. John T. Rathbun, one of Elmira’s foremost citizens, died at his residence, No. 414 Lake Street, early last Monday morning the eighty-third year of his age. Death was the result of a carbuncle at the base of the brain from which he had been suffering for about a week. Nothing serious was apprehended, however, until Friday night last when he became suddenly worse and sank rapidly until 1:30 Monday morning when he died. In his death Elmira loses a citizen who has been long and honorably associated with her growth and prosperity. Upright in his business dealings and genial in his intercourse with his fellow men, Mr. Rathbun early gained a foremost position in the then struggling but thriving village, a position which h
RATHBUN (2) RATHBUN(cont.) Upon reaching his majority, Mr. Rathbun selected farming as his avocation and entered upon its pursuit with all the zeal and enthusiasm that has marked his whole career. His farm in the town of Scipio under his management was for thirty years one of the thriftiest spots in all Central New York. He was especially successful in grain raising and sheep breeding. The business was remunerative and profitable. As a member of the old Whig party Mr. Rathbun early took interest in politics and was an energetic leader in his locality. He served for seven terms as the supervisor from his town, and for two years was the chairman of the board. In 1845, He was elected a member of the assembly from Cayuga County and was re-elected the following year, serving in the legislature of 1846-47. He was a great admirer and personal friend of the Hon. William H. Seward, following him into the Republican party and ever sustaining him with his influence and vote. In 1835 Mr. Rathbun married Maria, the daughter of Jesse 
RATHBUN (3) RATHBUN (cont.2)For the last thirty or forty years Mr. Rathbun has been interested in every large business enterprise in Elmira. He was active in the management of the Chemung railroad, being a director nine years and president six years. He was a director of the company owning the road from Watkins to Canandaigua for nine years, worked actively for the construction of what is now the Tioga branch of the Erie road, and was one of the first directors of the company. He was one of the first to engage in the original business of the rolling mills and was a trustee of the company for ten years. He has been connected with the LaFrance Manufacturing company from the start, one of its trustees from its organization, and for six years its president. In 1880 Mr. Rathbun was appointed one of the commissioners of the Elmira reformatory by Governor Cornell, and served in that capacity for six years. During the war Mr. Rathbun was an active sympathizer of the government and by advancing and becoming surety for considerabl
RATHBUN, S SIMEON B. RATHBUN Simeon Benjamin Rathbun, formerly of Elmira, and a grandson of Simeon Benjamin, founder of Elmira College, died at the family home in Miami, Florida, January 3. Funeral services were held in Miami January 5. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Elmira in the spring. He is survived by his widow, two brothers George R. Rathbun of DeSoto, Mo., and Louis G. Rathbun of St. Louis, Mo.Mr. Rathbun was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. Rathbun and passed the greater part of his early life in Elmira. The family formerly resided many years at the southeast corner of Lake and Third Streets, where Howard E. Baker now resides. (handwritten on article Jan 8 1923)
RICE MILES DAVID RICE Miles David Rice, aged 73 years, of 508 Dewitt Avenue, died at the family home Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter; Charles M. of this city and Solomon M. of Schenectady and Mrs. Gertrude D. Smith of Towanda, also by a brother Sylvester Rice, who lives in the west. Funeral announcements will be made later. (handwritten on article Feb. 6, 1918)
Wellsboro Agitator, 28 February 1906
Mrs. Fitch Injured
She was Severely Burned on Monday Afternoon

Mrs. Alice Fitch, who is employed by Mr. Grant Kelsey as housekeeper, was severely burned at the Kelsey home on Sherwood street about two o'clock Monday afternoon. Mrs. Fitch accidentally spilled a quantity of kerosene oil on the kitchen range and it immediately burst into flames, which ignited her clothing, and, but for the prompt action of Mr. Robert Kelsey, she would have been burned to death. As it was, her left arm, hand, face and neck were severely, though not seriously, burned. Her injuries are very painful. Mrs. Fitch had placed a small can of kerosene on a shelf over the range and in some manner it fell onto the stove, spattering the oil over the top and on Mrs. Fitch’s clothing. Mr. Kelsey was close at hand and seized a cloth, with which he smothered the blaze. His hands were slightly burned. Dr. F.H. Shaw was called and dressed the woman’s injuries. She was greatly unnerved by the shock, but her escape was, under the circumstances, very fortunate.  

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