Part 8

What more can we say about this section? Obituaries not only name relatives and relationships, but often tell vivid stories of people's lives. Please send in your collected Herkimer or Montgomery Counties related obits. Put "OBIT" in the subject heading of your email and name the source of the obit if known. The obits do not have to be long but can be short notices.

Averell, Marion L. Sep 18, 1986
Babcock, Elizabeth Jane Oct 31, 1935
Casler, Charles B. Jun 1, 1983
Casler, Frederick Jan 6, 1917
Casler, Mrs. Sarah Louise Polly Jun, 1965
Dailey, Mrs. Frank Mar 20, 1915
Daley, William Jul 19, 1912
Dasey, Helen Feb 3, 1913
Dasngy, Lillian Gertrude Jun 20, 1901
Davenport, Mrs. Catherine Jul 1, 1901
Davenport, Solomon May 28, 1916
Davis, Burton E. Jul 23, 1953
Domion, Mary V. Feb 22, 1002
Edick, Arthur Charles 1951
Edick, Blanche Perra Jan 18, 1971
Edick, Floyd Grant Jun 25, 1987
Edick, Mrs. Blanch R. ?????
Filkins, Delina Dec 4, 1928
Ford, Albigence Waldo ?????
Gerhardt, George J. May 16, 1961
Gerhardt, Mrs. Emmaline ?????
Habershon, Byron D. Aug 1960
Habershon, Charles H. Mar 16, 1017
Habershon, Mrs. Emeline Aug 29, 1913
Hill, Mrs. Verna B. Feb 25, 1956
Hook, Edward W. Nov 27, 1938
Hook, Mrs. Veda Yoran Oct 5, 1964
Hopkins, Carles D. Apr 2, 1944
Hopkins, Mrs. Elizabeth Apr 4, 1976
Hyde, P. F. Jan 2, 1884
Ingalls, James Apr 9, 1977
Ingalls, Wallace Luke Aug 15, 1973
Jones, Mrs. Mary C. Sep 4, 1944
Keck, Martin May 31, 1907
McGregor, Alexander Mar 30, 1896
Miller Ethel Edick Jun 8, 1999
Miller, Arthur Charles (Bud) Sep 14, 1996
Polly, Louise B. Nov 14, 1917
Richardson, Capt Tilly Jan 29, 1852
Ryan, Mrs. Michael Feb 10, 1901
Ryan, Patrick Dec 24, 1905
Simmons, Lansing Peter Oct 11, 1946
Simmons, Leander Mar 26, 1904
Thomas, Charles E. Apr 7, 1945
Thomas, Phoebe A. Nov 28, 1916
Tyler, Jacob Oct 12, 1918
Tyler, Mrs. Margaret Syllaboch Jul 23, 1910
Van Deusen, Lana Cress Sep 22, 1962
Van Deusen, Rev. Robert J. May 25, 1948
Vrooman, Cleon May 13, 1987
Watson, Geneva M. ?????
Whaley, Stella L. Aug 7, 1949
Whitford, Edwin C. Jun 13, 1977
Yoran, Austin Mar 1, 1922
Yoran, Austin J. Jul 11, 1939
Yoran, Mrs. Annette Jul 22, 1927
Yoran, Sylvester Sep 6, 1941

9/14/02  Albigence Waldo Ford's obituary was graciously contributed by Al White! "Following is the obit of Albigence Waldo Ford of Middleville, NY as transcribed by me from a newspaper clipping:"


One of the oldest and most respected residents of this town, Albigence Waldo Ford, passed to his reward at his home in Middleville last Wednesday night. He had been in almost helpless condition for three years or more, but he had been confined to bed only three days. He was most tenderly cared for by his devoted wife and son through his long illness, and his absent daughters were continually sending or doing something for his comfort and to bring him cheer.

Albigence Waldo Ford was born in Middleville, September 7, 1826, and was one of a family of ten children of Captain David Ford and Abigail Bucklin Ford, the father being a captain in the war of 1812; he died in 1870. The subject of this sketch attended common schools in Middleville and completed his education in Fairfield academy, then a most prosperous institution of high repute. He was born in the old stone house still standing on the edge of Middleville and near his late residence, which he erected in 1871 on his large farm of over 300 acres. He engaged extensively in agriculture and erected a cheese factory, the product from which had a high reputation on the Little Falls cheese market. He also had one of the largest and finest apiaries in this section of the state, keeping about 300 swarms of bees, from which he realized a handsome yearly profit. He was an expert apiarist; on account of poor health he discontinued this business in about 1903.

In politics Mr Ford was a Whig until 1856 and then joined the Republican party, which he has since been identified. Some years ago he served several years as assessor of the town of Fairfield and also two terms as supervisor, in the years 1871 and 1872. Years ago he took an active interest in the Herkimer County Agricultural Society and later he was a member of the Grange. He has long been a member of the Universalist church of Middleville and was devoted to its interests. Mr. Ford was quiet and unassuming, but one who would impress anyone as a man of candor and at once inspire confidence in him as a man of honor and integrity. He was devoted to his family and his home, which was ever attractive and hospitable to every guest. No citizen of his town was held in greater respect and regard and all could but admire him for his high standard of honor and principle.

Mr Ford married Miss Irene Isham of Salisbury, January 1, 1863. She survives with four children: Mrs. Addie Atwood of Canton, Mrs. Mary Wilkins of Minneapolis, Minn.; David E. Ford of Middleville, and Mrs. Irene Gillette of Minneapolis, Minn. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Broughton of Syracuse.

The funeral was held Friday evening at 8 oclock from the home and was private. Rev. Mr. Hokerk, pastors of the Universalist church of Middleville officiated, assisted by Rev. John Murry Atwood, D.D., son-in-law of deceased and dean of St. Lawrence Unversity. The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of W. E. Autenrith and on Saturday afternoon taken by him to Waterville, N.Y., for cremation, burial of the ashes to be made in the family plot of the Middleville cemetery.

8/6/02  P.P. Hyde's obituary was graciously contributed by Darwina Michael, coordinator of Ontario County NYGenWeb. Darwina isn't related to Mr. Hyde and has no further information. "This is a nice obituary I found in a Geneva (Ontario County) newspaper which you may want. I have no personal interest in the Hyde name."

From Geneva Gazette June 20 1884

A Sudden Death - At a quarter past 12 o'clock yesterday noon, Mr. P. P. Hyde died very suddenly at his residence, North Main st. The deceased was afflicted some three or four years ago with some heart trouble, which however passed off in a few weeks, himself and family hoping never to return. But about three weeks ago he experienced a recurrence of the trouble, which was attended by periods of acute pain. Yesterday morning he arose very early and worked in his garden till breakfast time. After partaking of the morning meal he went to his store and remained there till about ten o'clock, when his bodily sufferings became so alarming that he sought his home. Rest brought him no relief, and at the hour first above indicated he passed suddenly and peacefully away.

Phineas P. Hyde was a native of Jordansville, Herkimer county, where he resided until about the year 1868, when he bought and has since occupied the dwelling wherein he breathed his last. The first few years of his residence among us he was engaged in no business; subsequently he established a grocery on Castle near Main st., and by giving it close personal attention and by courteous treatment of customers he secured a liberal patronage.

He was thoroughly honest and conscientious in all dealings with his fellow-men. He was a member of the Baptist church and performed his whole duty in its service.

Mr. Hyde was born Jan. 22, 1812, making his age 72 years, four months, 27 days. He leaves a wife and two daughters, one of the latter (Mrs. Pratt) having her home with him, the other, also married, still residing at Jordansville, whither the remains will be conveyed, (probably tomorrow), for interment.

7/26/02  Mary V. Domion's obituary was graciously contributed by her grand-daughter, Wendy Hellinger.

DOMION Mary V. Domion, 89, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002 at Riverside Hospital. Retired from JC Penney. Survived by daughters, Elizabeth Hellinger and Mary Jane Domion; Grand-children, Wendy J. Hellinger, Lisa Kit (Josef) Matulich; great grandchildren, Matthew Hellinger, Rachel (Paul) Hollar, Aidan Matulich. Preceded in death by husband Albert, son Albert, Jr., and great granddaughter Alyssa Matulich, parents Mary and Janez Viziak, and step-father Jacob Ruparshek. Mass of Christian Burial 11am, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Fr. Mark Ghiloni celebrant. Friends will be received on Monday from 7-9pm at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL (5554 Karl Rd.), prayer service at 8:30pm. Interment at a later date in NY.

7/26/02  This group of 3 Habershon family obituaries was kindly sent in by Barbara Adams.

From Little Falls Evening Times - August 29, 1913

Mrs. Emeline Habershon, wife of Charles Habershon, passed away at 8 o'clock this morning at her home, 16 Furnace Street, following an extended illness, due to dropsy. Mrs. Habershon was born in Port Leyden, her maiden name being Emeline Lucas. At Clarks Mills 46 Years ago she was united in marriage to Mr Habershon, and the family have been residents of this city for a number of years. Mrs. Habershon was a fine type of woman - self-sacrificing, of kind and generous disposition and devoted to her home - and it was with feelings of deep regret that her many friends learned of her death. Besides the husband, the relatives surviving are the following children: Byron and Ralph Habershon of this city and Burt of Buffalo, Mrs. Charles Brickwood of Frankfort, Mrs Burt Brownell and Misses Lillian and Myra Habershon of this city. The funeral will be held from the late home of the deceased at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. C. M. Starkweather of the M.E. Charch officiating, and interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery.

From Little Falls Evening Times
Charles H. Habershon, of Little Falls, Passed Away at Soldiers' Home.

Little Falls, March 16 (1917) - Charles H. Habershon is another of the old veterans of the Civil War to answer the call of the grim reaper. He died at the Old Soldiers' Home at Bath on March 6, and his body was brought to this city, where the funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Burt Brownell. Rev. T. Howard James, of the M. E. Church, officiated and the body was placed in the Fairview Vault for burial in spring.

Mr. Habershon was born in Little Falls in 1841. At the outbreak of the rebellion he answered the call of Lincoln for volunteers and served in the struggle in the Thirty-fourth and Fourteenth Regiments. He was a member of the local G.A.R. Post, which had charge of his funeral. After the war Mr. Habershon took up his residence in Oneida county and returned again to this city in 1893. For the past three years he was in ill health and went to the home at Bath.

Mr. Habershon married in 1866 Miss Emeline Lucas, who died three years ago. There survive four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Miller, Mrs. Charles Brickwood, and Miss Myra Habershon of Frankfort, and Mrs. Burt Brownell, of this city; also two brothers, George, of Oriskany Falls, and Edward, of Chadwicks; a halfbrother, Roscoe Vosburg, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Crumb of Oriskany Falls.

Little Falls Times - August 1960

Byron D. HABERSHON age 86 of Furnace Street, died last night at the VanAllen Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past three years. Mr. Habershon was born in Camden, NY April 3, 1874 son of the late Charles and Emeline Lucas Habershon. He was educated in Camden Public schools and had been a resident of Little Falls for the past 66 years. He was a painter by trade, being in business for himself for most of his life. His last place of employment was with the C.J. Lundstrom Manufacturing Compaany, where he was a finisher, retiring about 10 years ago.

Mr. Habershon was united in marrage to Mary Lynch on September 3, 1902 in St. Mary's Parish House, by the late Rev. Father White, who was pastor there at that time. Mrs. Habershon died July 1,1942. Surviving are one daughter Mary Alice Habershon, at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace Brickwood, Utica; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. from the Sheehand Funeral Home 16 North William Street. Burial will be made in the family plot in Church Street Cemetery, this city.

Friends may pay their respects tonight from 7 to 10 Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 in the evening and also Saturday until time of the funeral.

7/26/02  This collection of 6 obituaries was graciously contributed by a donor whose name I don't have yet.


Sister of Departed Little Falls Ex-Mayor Joins Him in World Beyond and Latter's Clergyman Son Will Offciate at Double Funeral.

Little Falls, Feb 3, 1913---Miss Helen Dasey, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dasey, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Crowley, 777 East Main Street, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after nearly a year's illness, heart trouble being the immediate cause of death. She was 53 years of age. The surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Crowley and Miss Dora Dasey. Her only brother, Hon. Timothy Dasey, passed away Saturday morning, and her funeral will take place at the same time with his & a double funeral being held at St. Mary's Church Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.; Rev. Father Dasey will offciate at his father's and aunt's funeral.

Miss Dasey was a woman of fine Christian character, who was universally loved and esteemed by all who knew her. Although she had been in ill health for a long time, her demise was not expected, as she was able to be about at times, and just before the unexpected summons came she was preparing to go to the home of her deceased brother, who lived next door to where she resided, to view his remains. Grief over the death of her brother, is thought to have hastened somewhat her end. The bereaved relatives will have the sincere sympathy of everyone in the double bereavement that has come to them.

Miss Lillian Gertrude Dasney 1901

Little Falls, June 20-Miss Lillian Gertrude Dasney, aged 23, died this morning at the home of her grand-mother, Mrs. John Rahm, 54 Loomis Street of consumption. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. E. E. Joslin of Mohawk, and one brother, George Dasney of Schenectady. The funeral has not been arranged.

Mrs. Frank Dailey---1915
Little Falls, Mar. 21--, Mrs. Frank Dailey died last night in Hamilton, Canada. She was a former resident of this city and the remains will be brought her for burial.

William Daley 7-19-1912
Little Falls, July 19-William Daley, 15 years old, died at the city hospital at an early hour this morning. Yesterday for the second time he underwent an operation for appendicitis from the effects of which he was not able to recover. The lad is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Daley, who live at the corner of Moreland and Manheim streets; by two brothers, Eugene and Dennis and by four sisters, Ella May, Anna Margaret, and Elizabeth Daley.

Mrs. Catherine Davenport- Friday July 1, 1910

Ilion, July 1- At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Kelly of East Frankfort, Thursday occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Davenport, aged 73 years. She had been ill since last Sunday. Deceased was born and lived most of her life in Grant and came to live with her daughter last December. She is survived by one daughter, with whom she lived, and three sons, Charles of Norway, Walker of Colorado and Byron of Grant. The funeral was held Friday at 4 o'clock p. m. Rev. A. S. Brown offciated and the body will be taken to Grant tomorrow morning by Undertaker Whiter for burial.

Solomon Davenport Dead--Sat. 6-3-1916

Word was received here today of the death of Solomon Davenport which occurred in Kalamazoo, Mich.; on Sunday May 28, at 4 a. m. Mr. Davenport was a resident of Herkimer for a great number of years and was highly regarded as a citizen and neighbor. He was employed in the Herkimer Paper Co. mill her for 27 years and left here about 12 years ago. He was 83 (?) years of age and is survived by a widow and two sisters. Mrs. David Pangburn of Saukk Center, Minn., and Mrs. David Whitcomb of St. Paul Minn.

The Long Life of Delina Filkins, contributed by Town of Stark Editors Ron Smith and Carol Perry.

Obituary and photo of Alexander McGregor, of the Towns of Florida & Amsterdam, contributed by his great-great granddaughter Nancy Robinson.

This collection of 11 obituaries was graciously contributed by Denise Wellenstein.

April 8, 1945 Evening Telegram, Little Falls
Charles E. Thomas Former Resident, More Recently of Ilion, Passes
Charles E. Thomas, 82, who or many years was a resident of Little Falls, died yesterday. He had been making his home with his sister, Mrs. Arthur L. Tibbitts, 134 West Clark Street, Ilion, for the past 12, years. Mr, Thomas was born May 30, 1862, in Canajoharie, a son of the laste Mr. and Mrs. William H. Thomas, and on August 13, 1887, he was married to Sarah King in Rome. He was a member of the Little Falls Baptist Church. There survive four sisters, Mrs. Charles McDonald, Hagaman, Mrs, Arthur Tibbitts, mentioned above, Mrs. Bertha Davis, Ilion, and Mrs. Charles Seeds, Little Falls; one brother, George, Little Falls; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Applegate funeral home, with Rev. F. W. Ainslie of the Ilion Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Little Falls.

(unknown source (Little Falls) and date--Phebe (as spelled on her gravestone) Thomas died November 28, 1916)
After only four days illness of pneumonia, Mrs. Phoeba A. Thomas, wife of Wm. Thomas, Sr., passed away at her home on German Street, just outside the western limits of the city. Mrs. Thomas was a woman who had the esteem and love of many friends. She was born in Canajoharie, Nov. 25, 1840 and had lived in Little Falls 51 years. She reared a large family of whom are now living, as well as the husband: William Thomas, Jr., of Mohawk, Charles and George Thomas and Mrs. Charles McDonald of this city, Mrs. A. L. Thibbits of Ilion, Mrs, Charles Seeds of Dunville, Ont., and Mrs. Bert Davis of Syracuse. Twenty-five grandchildren and 27 great-grand-children also survive. The funeral was held from the home of Charles Thomas, West Main street, Friday afternoon, Rev. H. C. Cooper officiating.

Observer Dispatch July 24, 1952
Burton E. Davis
Ilion--Burton E. Davis, 77, of 56 High St., died July 23, 1953, in Ilion Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 8, 1876, in Cold Brook, son of Elmarion and Francis Coffin Davis. He married Bertha C. Thomas in little Falls on June 22, 1898. Mr. Davis was employed by the Remington Typewriter Co. and Remington Rand for 53 years prior to his retirement. He had been a resident of Ilion for the past 55 years. He was a member of the Firtst Baptist Church, Rer Men, Sons and Daughters of Liberty, and the Maccabees. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Eva Casler, Ilion R.D. 2, and Mrs. Edna Fooks, Syracuse, nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Applegate Funeral Home, the Rev. Stanley Thompson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Armory Hill Cemetery.

Sauquoit (?), Jan. 7, 1917
At his home in North Litchfield Saturday evening occurred the death of Frederick Casler. Mr. Casler had been ill but a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Casler was born in the town of Little Falls in 1847. In 1873 he was united in marriage with Julia Champion Mixter, whose death occurred six years later. In 1883 he was united in marriage with Ella C. Blackstone of Sauquoit. He was a man of strict integrity and a great reader. He was well informed on past events and on the current topics of the day. He will be missed among his neighbors and friends and their sympathy will go out to the surviving relatives. Mr. Casler was one of the charter members of the North Litchfield Grange, No. 664, and for many years was a trustee of the church at Jerusalem Hill. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Hopkins and Mrs. Mary Jones of Cedarville; one son, Charles Casler of Litchfield; one brother, Isaac Casler of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Mary Skinner of Herkimer, and two grandchildren, Harry and Laura Hopkins. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown-Louise Polly died November 14, 1917)
South Columbia, Nov. 19 [1917] -- The death of Louise Blackstone Polly Wednesday evening removes a valued member of the community, a faithful member of the M. E. Church and its various organizations, and the last labor of her skillful hands was for the local Red Cross society, of which she [was] a charter member.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown-Charles B. Casler died June 01, 1983)
Mr. Charles B. Casler
CEDAR LAKE---Mr. Charles B. Casler, 90, Jerusalem Hill Rd., Town of Litchfield, a retired dairy farmer, died Wednesday at The Faxton-Sunset-St. Luke's Nursing Home in Utica. He was born in the Town of Litchfield, September 14, 1892, son of Fred and Ella Blackstone Casler. He attended school in Litchfield and West Winfield and later the Utica Business Institute. He was married on June 24, 1917 to Edna Comes. She died in 1918. He was then married to Nellie Donahoe on December31, 1919. She died in 1973. Mr. Casler was a life-long dairy farmer and had always resided at the same location. He was a member of the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church and a 63-year member of the Sauquiot Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Dairymen's League for 55 years; a mem ber of the Herkimer County Farm Bureau; the Herkimer County Extension Service and the Republican Club of Southern Herkimer County. He also served as Town Clerk in the Town of Litchfield for 26 years. Surviving are seven sons, Fred, Clayville; James A., Frankfort; Stanley, Clayville; Homer, West Exeter; George, Ithaca; Robert, Canajoharie and Earl Richard, Clayville; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth) Paddock, Oklahoma City, OK and Mrs. James (Doris) Wagner, Keene, NH; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildrn; and one niece, Mrs. William (Laura) Dwyer, Albany. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Wilcox Funeral Home, West Winfield, with the Rev. John Scovil officiating. Burial will be in Cedarville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Funeral Home. The Masons will conduct services Friday evening at 8:30. For those so wishing, memorials may be made to the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church or the Cedarville Ambulance Fund.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown)
Former Postmaster Dies in Cedarvile
Cedarville - Charles D. Hopkins, 69, Cedarville postmaster 35 years and a business man, died after a long illness, Apr. 2, 1944, in his Cedarville home. Mr. Hopkins was born in Cedarville, son of Silas and Wealthy Brown Hopkins. He conducted a grocery store and sold machinery until he became ill several weeks ago. At that time the Post Ofice at Cedarville was abolished but his family continued the store. He was a member of West Winfield Lodge, F&AM, and the P.U. Chapel, Cedarville. He married Miss Elizabeth Casler Oct. 10, 1894. She survives with a daughter, Laura, and a son, Harry, all of Cedarville. The funeral will be privately at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown--"Lizzie" Hopkins died April 04, 1976)
Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins
CEDARVILLE-Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins, 99, formerly of Cedarville, died Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Laura) Dwyer, of 165 Southern Blvd., Albany. She was born in the Town of Richfield, daughter of Frederick and Julia Champion Mixter Casler. She was married to Charles Hopkins in 1894. The couple operated the Hopkins General Store and post office in Cedarville. Mr. Hopkins died in 1940. Mrs. Hopkins lived in Cedarvillle until 1966. Besides her daughter, she leaves a brother, Charles Casler, Clayville. The funeral will be at 1 tomorrow in the People's Undenominational Church, Cedarville, with burial in Cedarville Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 today in the Dasher Funeral Home, Albany.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping from 1986--source unknown)
Marion L. Averell
LITTLE FALLS-MOHAWK Marion L. Averell 73, of RD #2, Mohawk, NY, (Travis Rd.), passed away Thursday, September 18, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, following a brief illness. She is the wife of Herbert J. Averell, Sr. She is a member of the Community Baptist Church of Miller's Mills. The funeral will be held Sunday, September 21, at 1 p.m. from The Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, NY. Friends are invited to pay their respects Friday evening from 7-9 and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9. Member of the Winfield Lodge #418 Order of the Eastern Star will call in a body at the funeral home Saturday evening at 8 p.m. to conduct ritualistic services.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping [part of it is ripped] -- source unknown)
Mrs. Mary C. Jones
Ilion--Mrs. Mary C. Jones, 66, widow of Morrell Jones, died Sept. 4, 1944, in the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles D. Hopkins, Cedarville, after a long illness. Born in the Champion Homestead Farm, Route 20, Town of Richfield, she was a daughter of Fred and Julia Champion Casler. She lived in the towns of Richfield, Litchfield and Columbia. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Jerusalem Hill, Winfield Chapter 318, OES, Litchfield Grange, Herkimer County Ponoma Grange and the state and national Grange organizations. Mr. Jones, whom she married Feb. 22.1911, died Dec. 13, 1929. Besides her sister, she leaves a _____Charles B. Casler, Litchfield, _____and several nieces and nephews. The funeral wil be at_____tomorrow from the home of _______Hopkins.

(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown)
Sarah Louise Polly Casler
June 1965 Mrs. Sarah Casler, 86, of Falls, Dies
LITTLE FALLS--Mrs. Sarah Louise Casler, 86, of 10 Glen Ave., died yesterday in Little Falls Hospital. Born Feb. 27, 1879, in New Hartford, a daughter of Edwin R. and Louise Blackstone Polly, she was married to Frederick Casler in 1909. He died in 1939. She was a member of Millers Mills Church and a 50 year member of Millers Mills Grange. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Eagan, Little Falls, with whom she lived. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Chapman Funeral Home, with burial in Cedarville Cemetery. The Rev. Ernest A. Droppa and Dr. John W. Elliot of Millers Mills, will officiate. Calling hours are7 to 9 tonight, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow.

7/20/01 The collection of obituaries for Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen and his wife Lana Cress Van Deusen were graciously contributed by Karen Dutton.

Robert E. Van Deusen
736 Jackson Place, N. W.
Washington 6, D. C.

June 1, 1948

Obituary of The Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen

The Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, who had retired from the active ministry in May 1946, died at his home in Center Brunswick, New York, on May 25, 1948, following a long illness. He was born near Fort Plain, New York, on January 18, 1873, his parents being Walter and Lydia (Allter) Van Deusen.

He was graduated from the St. Johnsville, New York, High School in 1891, and from the Hartwick Theological Seminary in 1902, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained by the Franckean Synod in June 1902. He served the following parishes: Old Yellow Church, Manheim, New York, and Union Church, Inghams Mills, New York, 1902-1904; Bethany, Central Bridge, New York, where a new church was built during his pastorate, 1904-1908; St. Thomas, Churchtown, New York, 19010-1914; St. Pauls, West Camp, and Reformed, Katsbaan, New York, 1921-1925; Atonement, Oneonta, New York, 1925-1935; Evangelical, Poestenkill, 1935-1943; and Gilead, Center Brunswick, New York, acting pastor, 1945-1946. After his retirement, he supplied during pastoral vacancies in St. Johns, Albany, New York; Redeemer, Kingston, New York; Trinity, Albany; and Emmanuel, Albany, preaching up to six months before his death.

During his pastorate in Oneonta, Hartwick College was dounded and Atonement became the college church. He helped to lay the groundwork for the opening of the college by serving as field worker for the recruitment of students. He was given the Alumni Associaton Award for Meritorious Service by Hartwick College in 1944. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Hartwick Theological Seminary at the time of its merger with Hartwick College in 1947. He served as chairman of the Committee on Womens Missionary Society of the United Synod of New York in 1935-1936, and as a member of the Examining Committee of the Synod in 1944-1945.

He was married in 1902 to Nettie M. Groff of Crum Creek, New York. She died in 1914, leaving six children. He was married in 1929 to Lana L. Cress of South Columbia, New York. Surviving are Mrs. Van Deusen; three daughters: Mrs. Ward Evans, a member of the University of Rochester library staff, Rochester, New York; Miss Leila R. Van Deusen, dean of women at Andrha Christian College, Buntur, India; Miss Leah R. Van Deusen, housing area worker for the Division of American Missions, National Lutheran Council, Dayton, Ohio; three sons: the Rev. Robert E. Van Deusen, secretary of the Bureau of Service to Military Personnel, National Lutheran Council, Washington, D. C.; the Rev. Dayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Gilead Lutheran Church, Center Brunswick, New York; the Rev. Clayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Albany, New York; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Albany, New York, on May 27, between sessions of the United Synod of New York, and were conducted by the Rev. Luther S. Straley, president of the Eastern Conference, assisted by the Rev. Russell S. Gaenzle, pastor loci. Dr. Frederick R. Knubel, president of the Synod, preached the sermon. Interment was at St. Johnsville, New York, with the Rev. Philip M. Luther, pastor of St. Peters, Albany, officiating.

Below from unidentified newspaper clipping:

Conduct Services for Minister at Albany Church

Funeral of Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, Retired Lutheran Pastor, Held

The funeral services of Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, retired Center Brunswick Lutheran pastor, were held yesterday afternoon at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Albany.

Rev. Luther S. Straley of Athens, president of the New York Lutheran Synod, officiated at the church service and was assisted by Rev. Russell S. Gaenzle, pastor of the Albany church. Rev. Frederick R. Knubel, D.D., president of the United Lutheran Synod of New York, spoke the eulogy.

It was the first funeral service for one of its pastors at convention time of the Synod in 19 years. The church council of St. Johns attended in a body.

Rev. C. E. Frontz, D.D., pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Albany, officiated at the service at the home of the late pastor. He was assisted by Rev. George Kling of Albany and Rev. Cornelius Vanden Broek, pastor of Center Brunswick Methodist Church.

The opening hymn sung by the congregation was "For All The Saints Who From Their Labors Rest" and a quartet of four clergymen sang "O Let Me Go." The quartet was composed of Rev. Charles Dietz of Albany, Rev. Leonard Kleman of Altamont, Rev. Paul Swank of Poughkeepsie and Rev. David Gaise of Kingston.

The bearers were Dr. Wesley B. Van Deusen of Albany, Ross Smith of Schenectady, George Kugler of Albany, Burdette Hayner and Fred Meyer of Center Brunswick and DeWitt Christie of Poestenkill.

The honorary bearers were George Getman of Ilion, Walter Eatin of Richfield Springs, Jacob Rohloff and Arthur Samuel of Albany and Arthur J. Relyea and Dr. Henry Arnold of Oneonta.

The burial was in St. Johnsville, with Rev. Philip M. Luther, pastor of St. Peters Lutheran Church officiating, and Rev. David A. Davy, D.D., assisting.

Another newspaper clipping, paper unidentified:

Retired Lutheran Minister Dies at Brunswick Home

Funeral will be held Thursday for Rev. Robert Van Deusen

Funeral services for Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, retired Lutheran pastor, who died at his home in Center Brunswick early today after a long illness, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 160 Central Avenue, Albany. Rev. Luther S. Straley, Athens, president of the Eastern Conference of the Lutheran Synod, will officiate. Rev. Russell S. Gaenzle, pastor of the Albany church will assist.

Rev. Frederick R. Knubel, D. D., of New York, president of the United Lutheran Synod of New York, will preach at the sermon. Interment will be at St. Johnsville at 5 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Philip M. Luther, pastor of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Albany, officiating.

Mr. Van Deusen was born near Fort Plain on Jan. 18, 1873. He was graduated from St. Johnsville High School in 1891, and from Hartwick Theological Seminary in 1902, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He had been a trustee there for years. He was ordained by the Franckean Lutheran Synod in June 1902.

He served the following parishes, all in New York State: Manheim-Inghams Mills, 1902-1904; Bethany, Central Bridge, where a new church was built during his pastorate, 1904-1908; St. Thomas, Churchtown, 19010-1914; St. Pauls, West Camp, and Reformed, Katsbaan, 1921-1925; Atonement, Oneonta, 1925-1935; Evangelical, Poestenkill, 1935-1943; and Gilead, Center Brunswick, acting pastor, 1945-1946.

Since his retirement in May 1946, he had served as stated supply during successive pastoral vacancies in the following parishes: St. Johns, Albany, New York; Redeemer, Kingston; Trinity, Albany; and Emmanuel, Albany.

Mr. Van Deusen assisted in the founding of Hartwick College serving as field worker for the recruitment of students. He was given the Alumni Associaton Award for Meritorious Service by Hartwick College in 1944. He served as chairman of the Committee on Womens Missionary Society of the United Synod of New York and later as a member of the Examining Committee of the Synod.

He was a member of the Troy Ministerial Association, the District Lutheran Ministers Association, the Farm Bureau and the State Grange. Mr. Van Deusen had a continuing interest in Rensselear County public health and welfare orgainizations and took an active part in local community affairs in Center Brunswick.

Mr. Van Deusen was married in August, 1902, to Nettie M. Groff of Crum Creek, near St. Johnsville. She died in May, 1914, leaving six children. He was married in October, 1929, to Lana L. Cress of South Columbia, near Richfield Springs. Surviving him are Mrs. Van Deusen; three daughters: Mrs. Ward Evans, a member of the University of Rochester library staff, Rochester, New York; Miss Leila R. Van Deusen, dean of women at Andrha Christian College, buntur, India; Miss Leah R. Van Deusen, housing area worker for the Division of American Missions, National Lutheran Council, Dayton, Ohio; three sons: the Rev. Robert E. Van Deusen, secretary of the Bureau of Service to Military Personnel, National Lutheran Council, Washington, D. C.; the Rev. Dayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Gilead Lutheran Church, Center Brunswick, New York; the Rev. Clayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Albany, New York; and five grandchildren.

Unidentified newspaper clipping:

Van DeusenSeptember 22, 1962, Lana Cress Van Deusen, wife of the late Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, step-mother of Mrs. Ward Evans of Miami, Fla, Miss Leila Van Deusen, missionary stationed in India; Miss Lean Van Deusen, Sun City, Ariz.; Rev. Dr. Robert E. Van Deusen of Washington, D.C.; Rev. Dayton G. Van Deusen of Neena, Wis., and the Rev. Clayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Albany. Also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Edmond J. C. Dascher Sons Funeral Home, 208 Second Ave., Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p. m. Interment at Richfield Springs, N. Y. It is requested there be no flowers. Contributions to a church memorial will be accepted by the Rev. Clayton Van Deusen. Relatives, friends and members of the D. A. R. Troy Chapter, are invited and may call at the funeral home Tuesday after 6:00 p. m. Troy, Johnsville and Oneonta papers please copy.

The obituary of Town of Litchfield pioneer Captain Tilley Richardson was spotted and submitted by Town of Herkimer Editor Betsy Voorhees. Originally posted on the Rootsweb's Massachusetts-L mailing list, extracted from an old newspaper by Marilyn Labbe.

New England Puritan
(Published Boston, MA)
Thursday, January 29, 1852

Capt. Tilley Richardson

At the residence of Wines H. Skeels, Esq. in Watertown, NY, on the 14th inst., Capt. Tilley Richardson, 93. He has left to mourn his loss, one hundred and twenty children, grand-children, and great-grand-children.

Capt. Richardson volunteered as a soldier at the commencement of the War of the Revolution; he was at the taking of Burgoyne in 1779; he emigrated from New Hampshire to Litchfield, in Herkimer Co., NY, in 1792, and from thence to Watertown in 1802, and settled on the farm on which he died.

He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a peace maker. He has never been a party in a litigated suit, and very rarely, if ever, has such a suit originated in his neighborhood. He had no enemies, and as many friends as knew him and enjoyed his acquaintance. His heart and hand has always been open to the wants of the poor. His integrity was never questioned. Community has lost a good citizen and his numerous family their best friend.

The deceased was a maternal uncle of one of the editors of this journal. A daring exploit was performed by Capt. Richardson, when the American and British armies lay on Rhode Island. One day he observed two horses, who had strayed from the British lines toward the American camp. He formed the purpose of bringing them in, and went round them and started them for the American lines. The British saw him and commenced firing a cannon at him. The first ball came within a short distance of him; nothing daunted, he still continued to drive on his horses, at the same time keeping watch of the cannon. When he saw its flash, he fell upon the ground; each ball came nearer and nearer, one ball ploughing the ground by his side, half covering him with dust; he arose, swung his hat, and hurrahed. The British gunner felt sure of his object at the next shot; but Capt. R. reached a hay stack before the next discharge of the cannon. The ball passed through the edge of the stack, and did him no harm. He drove both horses into the camp, brought them to head-quarters, and received pay for them. This exploit was done in full view of both armies. The American army watched his progress with intense anxiety, cheering him only repeated huzzas.

The obituary of Martin Keck was submitted by Allyn Hess Perry.



The death of Martin Keck, Frankfort's oldest resident occurred yesterday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the home of his son, Andrew Keck. If Mr. Keck had lived to 20 Aug., he would have been 95 years old. The immediate cause of death was blood poisoning, resulting in poor circulation in his lower limbs, and which he was unable to recover from on account of his advanced age. Although he had complained for a number of weeks, Mr. Keck had, up to a few days ago, been unable to work in the garden and do other work about the house. He was born in Johnstown, N.Y., and was a farmer by occupation. Nearly 75 years ago he married Miss Maria Burns who died 23 years ago. Mr. Keck came to Frankfort 24 years ago and for the past 18 years had lived with his son, Andrew. He was a thorough Christian gentleman and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. For many years he had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place and until he became so deaf that he was unable to hear, attended services regularly. He was also a lifetime Republican. Mr. Keck leaves a sister, Margaret Keck (Margaret Keck Martin), a brother, Joseph both of Johnstown; a daughter, Mrs. Libbie Williams of Little Falls; 3 sons, Peter of Gloversville, Jacob of Johnstown and Andrew of this place, Frankfort.

3/15/01 A collection of Edick and Miller 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.

3/1/01 The following obits were kindly donated by Barbara Babcock.

These three obituaries and a small folder announced the passing of my sister Betty. I never knew her as I was born four months later, but I always knew of her.

August 9, 1926
Oct 31, 1935

Elizabeth Babcock

It was with extreme regret that we learned, after the Sentinel had gone to press last week, that the obituary notice regarding the sad death of little Elizabeth Babcock 9, had inadvertently been omitted.

Although reference is made here to that sad demise somewhat late, the opportunity of extending to the bereaved parents and other relatives the heartfelt sympathy of the community in which little Elizabeth lived her life and was a bright and promising member.

She was a sweet child of engaging personality, beloved by all her schoolmates and associates, and was attentive to her studies. Thus it was that her sorrowful death brought genuine grief to her wide circle of friends and acquaintances.


Ilion--Elizabeth Jane Babcock, 9, died Thursday afternoon at 4 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Babcock, 45 South Third Avenue. She was the granddaughter of Police Chief Jesse Babcock.

She attended the Annunciation School. Surviving are her parents, three sisters, Nancy 10, Marion 7, and Margaret 2, an aunt, Alice Babcock and her grandparents, Chief and Mrs. Jesse Babcock.

Funeral will be Monday at 9 from the home and 9:30 from the Church of the Annunciation.

Funeral of Elizabeth Babcock

Ilion--Funeral services for Elizabeth Jane Babcock, 9, were held Monday morning at the Church of the Annunciation.

A requiem high Mass was celebrated by the Reverend Joseph Griesemer. Bert McKeon sang.

Internment was in St. Agnes Cemetery. Bearers were four cousins, John, Robert, William and Joseph Kennedy; Theodore Carney and Donald Hoffman.

2/14/01 A large group of his family's Montgomery County obits were kindly donated to us by Ron Simmons. Ron's extra info is included in brackets.

14 February 1901 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Early Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Michael Ryan at her home near Mindenville, of pneumonia, aged 74 years. Deceased is survived by one son, Patrick, and three daughters, Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Hayes of Mindenville and Mrs. Stauring of this place. The funeral services were held from her residence yesterday morning, Rev. Wm. F. O'Connor officiating. The remains were taken to Canajoharie and placed in the Catholic cemetery vault.

[Her maiden name was Harrigan and she was born in Ireland, her daughter Elizabeth was married to Stephen Simmons. Her other children were Edward, Mary, Catharine (Katie) and Michael.]

30 March 1904 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Leander Simmons died at his home in Mindenville on Saturday night after a long and painful illness, at the age of 53 years. His ailment was a cancerous affection in the neck. He is survived by three children, Lansing P. and Mrs. Bertha VanVorst of Schenectady and Stephen of Mindenville, also one brother Stephen of Mindenville, and one sister Mrs. Austin Yoran of this village. The funeral was held yesterday at his late residence, the Rev O.J. Hogan of the Reformed Church of this place officiating.

[He was the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Wilson) Simmons. Leander was married to Sarah Van Patten from Schenectady. Elizabeth Wilson was the daughter of Jacob J. Wilson and Nelly Quackenbush. Elizabeth's 1st marriage was to David Flander who died in 1832.]

27 December 1905 St. Johnsville News
Patrick Ryan, son of the late Michael Ryan of Mindenville, was found dead in his bed in his lodgings at George V. Places on the Southside, Sunday morning. He retired in his usual health Saturday night about midnight. Coroner C.P. Wagner was summoned and an inquest will probably be held. Deceased was about 40 years old. One surviving brother lives in Missouri, and three sisters in this vicinity. Mrs. John J. Staring at this village, Mrs. Simmons at Mindenville and Mrs. Norman Hayes also of Minden. The funeral was held yesterday and internment made at Canajoharie.

1 March 1922 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Austin J. Yoran, one of St. Johnsville's most esteemed citizens passed away at his home on Monroe St Wednesday morning, February 22 after a long illness. Mr. Yoran was born at Cicero NY, June 9, 1852. He was united in marriage to Miss Annette Simmons of Mindenville, December 22, 1875. He held responsible positions with the Highway Department for many years. Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Edward Hook; three sons, Sylvester, of St Johnsville, Jay of Utica and Reuben of Newberry, PA and four grandchildren.

[Austin Yoran was the son of Sylvester Yoran and Louisa Hawn]

26 July 1927 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Mrs. Annette Yoran, widow of Austin J. Yoran, formerly of St. Johnsville died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Edward Hook, 113 Oxford Street, Syracuse Friday night at the age of 75 years. Deceased was born in Minden and was the daughter of Peter and Betsy Simmons.

Mrs. Yoran was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this village and was a woman highly esteemed by all her friends who will be shocked at the news of her death. Mrs. Yoran had only resided with her daughter since May 1927.

She is survived by three sons, Jay of East Syracuse, Reuben of Niagara Falls and Sylvester of St. Johnsville and the daughter above mentioned.

The funeral will be held in the Methodist church in this village Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C.A. Robinson officiating. Internment in Prospect View Cemetery.

30 November 1938 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Edward W. Hook, 45, Syracuse, for much of his life a resident of this village, died at 6:30 Sunday morning in the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial hospital in Bath. He was a patient in the hospital two months preceding his death and had received treatment there previously. An illness which developed as the result of being gassed while serving in the army during the World War was the cause of his demise.

Mr. Hook was born on July 30, 1893 in Johnstown, a son of Fred J. Hook and the late Catherine Cool Hook. The family came to this village many years ago and Edward Hook was employed for some time as a clerk in the store conducted by the late Ezra Dillenbeck.

During the World War Mr. Hook served in Company G, 105th Infantry and was a member of the famous 27th division that broke the Hindenburg line. He moved from here to Syracuse in 1925 and in that city followed the machinist's trade.

Edward Hook was a member of St. John's Reformed church of this village and joined the local American Legion post, later transferring to a post in Syracuse. He was well known and highly respected in this village, in which he maintained close contact.

There survive the wife, who was Miss Veda Yoran, a St. Johnsville girl, a son, Ralph and two daughters Veda and Marjorie, all at home; his father, in this village; two brothers, Harry Hook of Utica and Earl Hook of this village and a sister Miss Bessie Hook, this village.

The body was brought Monday night to the home of his father on William Street. A Military Funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of members of the local American Legion post. The Rev. H.H. Doney, Syracuse, will officiate and burial will be in Prospect View Cemetery.

12 July 1939 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Austin J. Yoran, 57 of Bridgeport, NY died last week Tuesday in the Onondaga hospital in Syracuse after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. William Kneller, Syracuse; a sister, Mrs. Edward Hook, Syracuse and two brothers, Sylvester of this village and Reuben of Johnstown. The funeral was held in Syracuse at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and burial in Bridgeport.

[He was the son of Austin and Annette (Simmons) Yoran- he was also referred to as "Jay".]

11 September 1941 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Sylvester Yoran, 56, many years a resident of this village and for the past five years a court officer and deputy sheriff in Montgomery county, was critically injured at 8:28 Saturday evening when struck by a train in Fonda.

Mr. Yoran had been on Main Street in Fonda and was returning to the office of Sheriff Gerald Nellis, which is on the opposite of the New York Central tracks. Mr. Yoran waited for a train to pass on track 2 at 8:28. Unaware that another train was coming on track 4, he started across the tracks and is reported to have walked against the side of the eastbound engine.

The injured man was rushed to St. Mary's hospital in Amsterdam and following examination it was reported that he was suffering from concussion and a possible skull fracture, fractured left wrist and fractured ribs. He died at four o'clock Monday morning.

For a number of years Mr. Yoran was a police officer in St. Johnsville and was also employed for some time on the New York Central trestle here. He later worked for the New York Power and Light Corporation and while in their employ was struck by a live wire and badly shocked.

A staunch Democrat in politics, Mr. Yoran was appointed to the sheriff's staff when former Chief of Police of this village Gerald Nellis was elected sheriff five years ago. Since that time Mr. Yoran has resided with the sheriff's family in Fonda.

Mr. Yoran was born in Mindenville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Yoran and spent his early boyhood in that hamlet. The family later moved to St. Johnsville and resided for many years on Monroe St.

Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Edward Hook of St. Johnsville and nieces and nephews, including Raymond Yoran of Oppenheim and Mrs. Henry Van Slyke of St. Johnsville.

The remains were brought to St. Johnsville by Funeral Director C. Curtis Lull where funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. C.F. Miller, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating and burial will be made in Prospect View cemetery.

11 October 1946 Schenectady Gazette
Funeral services will be held this afternoon for Lansing Peter Simmons, 66, of Stone Roby Road, Glenville, who died at his home Friday night following a long illness.

Mr. Simmons was a resident of Glenville for 23 years where he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, 210.

Besides his widow, Mabel Calkins Simmons, he is survived by a son, Richard L. Simmons of Scotia and a sister, Mrs. Bertha VanVorst of this city.

Burial will be in Woestina cemetery.

[He was born in Mindenville and was the son of Leander and Sarah (Van Patten) Simmons.]

8 October 1964 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Mrs. Veda Yoran Hook, 75, died Monday in a Utica Hospital after an illness of seven years.

Born in the Town of Minden, March 4, 1889, the daughter of Austin and Annette Simmons Yoran, she lived the early part of her life in this village, moving to Syracuse in 1926, with her husband, Edward Hook, who died in 1938.

She was a member of the Furman Methodist Church, Syracuse.

Survivors include one son, Ralph Hook of North Syracuse, one daughter, Mrs. Richard Tillapaugh of Clifton Springs, NY; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Carlton Horn and Earl Hook of this village are sister-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased.

Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Lull Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Montgomery of St. Johnsville Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in St. Johnsville Cemetery.

2/12/01 The obits of Margaret Syllaboch Tyler and Mary Palmer Tyler were graciously donated to us by Floyd R. Cmela.

Evening Telegram -- Herkimer, N.Y.
Ilion, N.Y. 25 July 1910

Aged Resident Passes Away

Mrs. Margaret S. Tyler Went to her Reward Early Yesterday --
was in the Last Decade of a Century Life Span, Spent in Herkimer.

An extended and worthy life came to it's close at an early hour on Saturday morning when Mrs. Margaret Syllaboch Tyler sank into earth's last repose at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Golden, in East German Street. The end followed a period of failing strength, due to Mrs. Tylers' advanced age, she having past her ninty fourth milestone of life March 16th. last. During the month and a half she had been confined to her bed, although previous to the final breakdown she had been a woman of remarkable activity for her years and was of equally preserved mentality. She could talk most interestingly of Herkimer's past, since here she spent her days and was besides endowed with a very retentive memory. She was an assidious reader and found literature one of the chief comforts of her last years. Mrs. Tyler had a wide acquaintanceship among the older residents especially, and was held in high regard for her good and kindly qualities. Six children survive her, namely four daughters and two sons, all of Herkimer, as follows; Mrs. George Golden, Mrs. Joseph Golden, Mrs.James Downs, Mrs. Viola Cole, Jacob and Charles Tyler. The late husband of deceased preceded her to the other side 53 years ago. The funeral will take place from the house tomorrow afternoon at 2, Rev. C.E. Bingham officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Evening Telegram -- Herkimer,N.Y.
Utica, Oct. 14,1918

Mrs. Jacob Tyler died at a local hospital Saturday at midnight after a two weeks' illness caused by complications. Mary Palmer was born in Herkimer 75 years ago and lived there until seven years ago, when she came to Utica. She was a member of the First M.E. Church in Herkimer. Mrs. Tyler was a woman of many splendid qualities and dearly beloved by a wide circle of friends. Her husband survives with a son of a previous marriage, J.L. Getman of Washington. Also a daughter, Mrs. Ella Tyler of Utica, and a sister Mrs. John Nagel of Utica.

Lots more obits on the Obits Bulletin Board Part 7.

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