Obituaries from the
"Hamilton County News"

Reprinted with permission from the
Hamilton County News!
Transcribed by Annie Weaver

Note: These obits were reprinted in the newspaper in the 1970s and are taken from the later papers.

James Burdow, 62, died at his home in Wells on May 26, 1942. Mr. Burdow was born in North Creek but came to Wells as a young man and has lived the rest of his life here. Poor health forced him to resign from the State Highway Dept. He is survived by one brother, Edward Burdow and four sisters, Mrs. George Babcock, Mrs. John Tempson, Mrs. Clarence Arnold and Mrs. Frank Craig, all of Gloversville. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery.

William R. Cochrane, 75, died June 13, 1942 at his home in Gloversville. Mr. Cochrane was born July 4, 1869 in Wells. He conducted hotels here for about 25 years, retiring 24 years ago. He was survived by his wife, Kathryn Thompson Cochrane; one daughter, Mrs. Alexander Campbell, Yonkers; a grandson Bruce Alexander Campbell, Yonkers; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Conroy, Northville. Interment was in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Funeral services for Ann Catherine of Indian Lake, four-month-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Kenneth Farrell, who died in Glens Falls Hospital, March 13, 1942, following an illness of eight weeks, was held at the Farrell home, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elliott. Mr. And Mrs. Farrell had one child, daughter Betty Lou, aged two years. Mr. And Mrs. K. B. Nichols, Warrensburg; Mrs. A. T. Chaffee and Ralph Raymond, Blue Mt. Lake, were among those attending the funeral.

William Huntenbury, better known in Wells as Charles Banks, 67, was found dead in a chair at his home on West Hill June 21. Coroner John Sullivan, Jr., Long Lake, ruled the death suicide as Mr. Banks shot himself. Deputy Sheriff Cyrus Dunham assisted in the investigation, Harold Wilson, Mayfield, found the body. Dr. Morrison J. Hosley, Long Lake, estimated the man had been dead about a day when found. The man had been a resident of Wells for about 25 years. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, conducted by the Perry Funeral Home, the Rev. Franklin Worden officiating.

Mrs. Bernice King, wife of Stuart King, died April 9 at her home in Speculator. She had been in poor health for several years. Mrs. King was treasurer of the Methodist Church and also of the Ambulance Fund of Hamilton County Chapter of the Red Cross. Mrs. King was born at Indian Lake, daughter of Napolean McCabe and the late Lavina Payne.
    She and her husband moved to Speculator about 1929. Besides her husband, she was survived by her father and one sister, Mrs. Henry King, both of Indian Lake. Bearers were members of the Boy Scout Troop of which Mr. King was the leader; Robert Downey, David Gallup, Everett Page, John Slack, George Perkins, and Kenneth Sturges, Burial was in Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake.

Marie Osgood Kirpens, 46, Sabael, died unexpectedly May 18, 1942. Mrs. Kirpens was survived by her husband, William Kirpens; one sister, Mrs. Byron Smith; a stepmother, Mrs. Agnes Osgood; and four nieces and nephews.

Arnold Lamphear of Indian Lake, died early of the morning of March 21, 1942 at Glens Falls Hospital after a two week illness. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Stanton Lamp hear; his mother and father, Mr. And Mrs. Melvin Lamp hear; one sister, Mrs. Gordon Demurs; and a brother, Wilber Lamp hear, all of Indian Lake.

Mrs. Rose Leonard died at her home at Cortland Jan. 1942. Mrs. Leonard was a daughter of Aziriah Francisco and lived in Wells until her marriage. Survivors include a brother, Robert Francisco, Wells.

The funeral of John Satterlee was held from the Perkins House. Mr. Satterlee died Dec. 31, 1942 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, after a long illness. He was born at Speculator 75 years ago. Burial was in the cemetery on South Shore Road. He was survived by two sisters, Mrs. George (May) Perkins and Mrs. Sam (Elizabeth) Lawrence.

Ezra Wetmore, Inlet, died Jan. 11, 1942 at Mercy, and was survived by his wife. Those from Inlet attending the funeral of Ezra Wetmore at Booneville included Mr. And Mrs. Frank Breen, Mr. And Mrs. William Breen, Walter Rosa, Mr. And Mrs. M. Redette, Mr. And Mrs. Roy Rogers and Mr. And Mrs. E. J. Van Arnum.

Town of Hope native John A. Willard, 91, lumberman of Northville, suffering heart disease, died June 25 at Nathan Littauer Hospital. Gloversville.
    Mr. Willard was born in a log cabin in Hope beside the site of his present summer home. He was a supervisor of the Town of Northampton and vice president of the Northville Bank for many years. His main interest was the lumbering business, however, and he started working in it at 16 and never really retired. He was a mason and member of the order for over 50 years. He was a Shriner.
    Survivors include two brothers, Charles H. and Frank; one son, Hugh, all of Northville. The Rev. John W. Gayer, pastor of the Northville Methodist Church and the Rev. Oliver J. Warren, pastor of the Northville Presbyterian Church, officiated.
    Bearers were P. C. Pickard, Beryl Ashton and Harry Lawton, Northville; Frank Peters, Gloversville; John Ostrander, Lake Pleasant; and John Buyce, Speculator. Honorary bearers were Leon Baird, Gloversville; Henry Rogers, Lake Pleasant; Burdette Eglin and William Strobell, Northville and Charles Holden, Gloversville. Burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.


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