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The following collection of family obits, with annotations, were graciously donated by Peggy McSwain. Peggy would love to correspond with other Edick researchers, especially those of her grandmother's line.

Ilion- James Ingalls, 49, of 11 West North St., formerly of Herkimer, died Saturday in Mohawk Valley General Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1927 in Leonardsville, the son of Wallace and Aletha (EDICK) INGALLS. He attended public school there. He had served with the United States Army. He had been employed by MDS in the loading department for about 8 years. He had previously been employed by the Bendix Corporation, Utica for 15 years. He had been a resident of Ilion for one year, moving there from Herkimer. He is survived be one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Karen) Pashley; one son, Edwin, both ofRichfield Springs; one sister, Mrs. Grace Naber, Sauquoit, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Applegate Funeral Home with Robert Green minister for the Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Burial will be later this spring in Edmeston Union Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow at the funeral home.

[James Ingalls was born Aug. 2,1927 - died April 9, 1977. Article was taken from a newspaper obit and the paper offered at the funeral. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

Oneida- The funeral for Arthur C. Edick 32 of Leonardsville, who drowned in the abandoned Erie Canal when his car went off the road at the Schoolhelmer Road Bridge near Oneida, will be from the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Canastota at 1 tomorrow,the Rev.Carleton Stevens pastor of the Canastota Medthodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Sauquoit Cemetery. A veteran of WW 2. Mr Edick was the holder of the Silver Star and the Purple Heart and was a member of the Leonardsville American Legion. He was born in Burlington Green, Dec. 29, 1918, the son of Charles Edward Edick and Lucy May (Perkins) Edick, and had been employed by the Remington Rand Company in Ilion 4 years. Survivors include his mother, residing inCanastota; 2 brothers, Floyd of Canastota, and Edward of Waterville; 4 sisters, Mrs Wallace Ingalls, Brookfield; Mrs.Charles (Vera Bell Edick) Hill, Utica; Miss Marie Edick, Cedarville and Mrs. Clarence Miller, Lakeland, Fl.

[Arthur Edick died 1951 - never married - he is preceded in death by his sister Stella (Edick) Whaley, 1913-1949, and his father Charles Edward Edick, 1878-1943. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

ETHEL (EDICK) MILLER, 90, of Lakeland Fl. died Tuesday, June 8,1999 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 90. Born in Paris, N.Y., on Nov. 13,1908, she came to Lakeland from Brookfield, N.Y., in 1936. She was a sectionizer for Kraft Foods. She was a protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, CLARENCE W. MILLER. She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn, Clara Mae, Mary Ann, and Marilyn, and 1 son, Raymond: 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be at 2 this afternoon at the Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, Fl.

[This is taken from the Lakeland Ledger, Polk County, Fl.The Millers were married for 60 years. ETHEL is the daughter of CHARLESEDWARD EDICK and LUCY MAY PERKINS. Officiator of the funeral was her son-in-law BERNIE DIXON, and grandson BERNIE DIXON Jr. She was cremated, as was her husband Clarence Miller. Submitted by her grand-daughter Peggy.]

EATON PARK, FL.- MR. CLEON F. VROOMAN of 2904 Fletcher Ave. died Wednesday (May 13,1987) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 78. A native of Greene, N.Y., he came to Eaton Park from Herkimer, N.Y.,15 years ago. He was a machine setter for Sperry Univac and attended Outreach Chapel. He is survived by his wife Marion W. (EDICK/INGALLS) Vrooman - daughter to Charles Edward Edick and Lucy May Perkins - she also is from Lakeland, Fl.; stepdaughters, Doris Kilbourn, Cedarville, N.Y., and Betty (Ingalls) Twiss, Lakeland; stepsons, Rev.Robert Ingalls and Paul H.Ingalls Jr., both of Eaton Park; brother William Vrooman, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

[Heath Funeral Chapel articles taken from the Lakeland Ledger newspaper, Obit Section. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

EATON PARK, FL.- MR. FLOYD GRANT EDICK of 2904 Fletcher Ave. died Thursday (June 25,1987) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, he was 71. A native of Burlington Flats, N.Y., he came to Eaton Park fron Canastota, N.Y.,17 years ago. He was a machine setter and a member of Love Outreach Chapel, Lakeland. He is survived by his sisters, Marion ( Edick) Vrooman, Eaton Park, and Ethel (Edick) Miller, Lakeland. Heath Funeral Home, Lakeland.

[FLOYD GRANT EDICK was born April 30,1916, died June 25,1987. Officiating - The Reverend Robert L. Ingalls, Pastor and The Reverend Charles McKay, Pastor of Bethel Church of God. Interment in Bay Pines National Cemetery. From the paper for the funeral service, Lakeland, Florida. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

Native of Sauquoit, N.Y.
MRS. VERNA B. HILL, 1304 Ash St. died Feb. 25,1956,in Memorial Hospital after an illness of three months. Born in Sauquoit, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lucy May Perkins and the late Charles Edick. She attended Willowvale School and the Niagara Falls High School. She was married Dec. 28,1921 to Charles J. Hill in Chadwicks. Since then the couple had made their home in Utica, N.Y. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Jehovah's Whitnesses. Beside her husband, Mrs. Hill leaves her mother in Canastota; three sisters, Mrs. Wallace Ingalls, Leonadrsville; Mrs. Clarence Miller (Ethel Edick), Lakeland,Fl., and Mrs. Marion Ingalls, Cedarville; two brothers, Edward Leonard Edick, Deansboro, and Floyd G. Edick, Canastota; two aunts, Miss Minnie Edick and Mrs. Frank Steinel, both of Niagra Falls. The funeral will be today at 7, from the Langdon Residental Funeral Home,York & Maple St., with Joseph Boyd of the Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The body will be placed in the receiving chapel in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery for burial in the spring.

[A newspaper clipping is the source of my info and her sister Ethel (Edick) Miller. The maiden name for Mrs. Hill was VERNA BELL EDICK, born Jan. 30,1902, died Feb. 25, 1956. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

DEANSBORO, N.Y.- MRS. BLANCH R. EDICK, 67, of Brooks Road, died yesterday in St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center after a brief illness. She was born in Flint, Michigan, a daughter of Jeles and Rosa Klopp Perra. She was married to Edward L. Edick in 1925 in New Mills. Edward died in 1965. Mrs. Edick had lived in Deansboro since 1945. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Jean) Risley, Deansboro and Mrs. Arleigh (Norma) Randall, Middleville; a son, David Edick, Deansboro; a sister, Mrs Matilda Peek, Utica and a brother, Wilford Perra, Yorkville. The funeral will be at 1:30 Thursday from the Kloster Funeral Home, Waterville, with burial in the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and Wednesday.

[Source for this is a newspaper clipping saved by Ethel (Edick) Miller, the sister of Edward L. Edick. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

BROOKVILLE - Edwin C. Whitford 79, died June 13, 1977 in Chenango Memorial Hospital. He was born in Brookville, son of Nathan and Angie Clark Whitford. He was married to Margurite Saunders in 1923 in Westerly, Rhode Island and she died in 1971. He is survived by a son Clayton C. Whitford, West Edmeston, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Bell) Gerhardt of West Winfield, R.F.D. Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Brookfield Seventh Day Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Brookfield Rural Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Hauk-Johnston Funeral Home, Edmeston.

[Source provided by Ethel (Edick) Miller, a newspaper clipping of an obit. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

Leonardsville,N.Y.; MRS. STELLA (EDICK) L. WHALEY 35, died Aug. 7, 1949, in her home in Williams Corners Town of Plainfield, N.Y.,after a long illness. She was born Nov. 25, 1913 in Litchfield, a daughter of Charles Edick and Lucy May Perkins/Edick, she spent her life in Brookfield and was graduated from Brookfield Central School in 1931. She married Henry Whaley Dec. 2, 1931, in Brookfield. Mrs. Whaley was a member of the Methodist Church here and was a teacher in the primary department of the Sunday School. She was a member of the Auxillary of the John-Rogers Post, American Legion. Surviving are her mother, Lucy May Perkins/Edick, Canastota; three brothers, Edward Edick, Waterfield; Floyd Edick, Canastota and Arthur Charles Edick, Brookfield;four sisters, Mrs Verna Bell/Edick/Hill, Utica; Mrs. Aletha (Edick) Ingalls, West Winfield Rd.; Mrs. Martin Ingalls, Leonardsville and Mrs. Ethel (Edick) Miller, Lakeland,Fl. and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the home and a service will be at 2:30 from the Medothist Church. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery.

Mrs Geneva M. Watson, 101, formerly of Fair St., in the Gerrit Smith Infirmary, Eaton. Born in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Samuel O. and Emma Maine (? Maine). She was married to George Watson in 1903. He died in 1948. Mrs. Watson was an amateur painter for many years and was active in local historical and genealogical research. She also provided George Walter with background material for his book,"THE LOOMIS GANG," that described a band of outlaws in the Nine-Mile Swamp area in the 19th century. She was of the Episcopal faith. The funeral was April 19, from Houck-Johnston Funeral Home, Edmeston. Cremation will follow in Waterville.

[Source is from a newspaper clipping from the collection of Ethel (Edick) Miller. No date was entered in the clipping as to the year of death. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

Wallace Luke Ingalls was born November 15,1902, he died August 15, 1973. Memorial Service, Saturday, August 18,1973, at 9:30 A.M. At the Applegate Funeral Home. Clergyman, Rev. Leigh Babcock. Interment, Edmeston Cemetery.

[Wallace Luke Ingalls was the son of Lewis Lincoln Ingalls and Diesta Evelyn (Summers) Ingalls. Wallace was born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha City, SD. He died in Herkimer, Herkimer,N.Y. Wallace was married to Aletha May Edick, on Oct. 24,1924. Taken from the paper for the funeral service and family info saved by Ethel (Edick) Miller. She was sister to Aletha May (Edick) Ingalls. Parents to Lewis Lincoln Ingalls were James Lemuel Ingalls and Elizabeth J. Nichols. Submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.

Blanch (Perra) Edick died Monday, Jan. 18, 1971. She was the wife of the late Edward Edick of Brooks Rd., Deansboro,N.Y. (no obit found at this time for him.) Besides survivors listed in obituary there are 13 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kloster Funeral Home, 210 Main St., Waterville, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the funeral home. Friends are invited.

Blanch (Perra) Edick, was born Sept. 22 1903, Utica, Oneida, N.Y., died Jan.18,1971 Deansboro,N.Y. She was the daughter of Jules Perra and Rosa Clopp. She was married to Edward Leonard Edick in 1926. Taken from a newspaper obit saved by Ethel (Edick) Miller and submitted by Peggy (Heathcoe) McSwain.]

Crum Transport
Mulberry, Florida - MR. ARTHUR CHARLES (BUD) MILLER of Mulberry ,Fl. died Saturday (Sept.14,1996). He was 52. Born in Utica, N.Y., on Nov.10,1943, he moved to Mulberry, Fl. more than 30 years ago. He was a transport owner and driver for Crum Transport. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Miller, Mulberry; sisters, Evelyn, Immokalee, Fl.; Maryanne, Lakeland, Fl.; Peggy (Clara Mae)Barnsville, GA., and Marilyn, Marble, NC.; brother Raymond Miller, Frankfurt, NH., and mother Ethel (Edick) Miller, Lakeland, FL. Services will be held at 7p.m. Wednesday at Kersey Funeral Home,108 Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, Fl.

[ARTHUR CHARLES(BUD) MILLER - born Nov. 10, 1943, died Sept. 14, 1996. He is preceded in death by his father Clarence W. Miller. Source is from the Lakeland Ledger newspaper obit section, 1996. - submitted by Peggy, his niece]

Bridgewater - George J. Gerhardt, 76, a retired farmer, died Tuesday in his home after a heart attack. ( May 16,1961) He was born in the town of Brookfield, N.Y., son of Agustus and Rose Gerhardt. He attended schools at Beaver Creek and Brookfield. With his wife the former Emmaline Miller, he operated various farms in this area. He retired in 1956 and moved here. He was a member of the Brookfield Episcorpal Church. Besides his wife he leaves a son, Lawrence of Sauquoit Rd., and a brother, Norman of Waterville. The funeral will be at 2 tomorrow from the Wilcox Funeral Home, West Winfield with the Rev. Carl H.Yettru, Congregational minister, officiating. Burial will be in Brookfield Rural Cemetery.

[This is from a newspaper clipping saved by my grandmother Ethel (Edick) Miller, and submitted by Peggy.]

Mrs. Emmaline Gerhardt, 78, of N. Main St., Bridgewater, died Wednesday in the home of her on Lawrence, Paris Hill Road, Sauquoit, N.Y. Mrs. Gerhardt was born in Illinois, daughter of Nicholas GERHARDTand Hannah AUSTIN MILLER, she attended Beaver Creek School in the town of Brookfield. In 1905 she was married to George J. Gerhardt. The couple operated various farms in the area for a number of years. Mr. Gerhardt died in 1961. Mrs. Gerhardt attended the former Universalist Church. Besides her son, she leaves two brothers, William Miller, Utica, and a half brother, Alvie Wing, in California. The funeral will be at 2 Friday, from the Wilcox Funeral Home, West Winfield, with the Rev. Walter Hillis, pastor of the Bridgewater Congregational Church, officiating, Burial will be in Brookfield Rural Cemetery.

[This is from a newspaper clipping saved by my grandmother Ethel (Edick) Miller and submitted by Peggy.]

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