Obituaries of Hamilton County Residents #6
From Misc. Newspapers

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Robert Edwin Becraft

Journal and Repulican, Lowville
10 Jul 1919

Child Dies in Mother's Arms.

Robert Edwin Becraft, four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Becraft, of this village, died in his mother's arms between Boonville and Lowville Sunday evening. Accompanied by Richard Wormuth, brother of Mrs. Becraft the party were returning from Morehouseville by automobile. The baby appeared as well as usual, and after leaving Boonville took nourishment. Upon arriving home, however, he was discovered to be dead in his mother's arms. Dr. C. P. Kirley and Dr. H. W. Humphrey were called and prounounced death due to enlargement of valves of the heart. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. Willis Ebersole, rector of Trinity church, officiating.

Mrs. Harriet Clouthier

Submitted by Brenda Howe, 3/28/2015

(hand written September 16, 1942)



Mrs. Harriet Clouthier

Mrs. Harriet Clouthier, wife of the late Paul Clouthier, age 66, passed away at her home Wednesday morning at 2:30 after an extended illness. Mrs. Clouthier was born in Hope, April 1, 1876 and had spent her entire life in this vicinity, She had a wide circle of friends who will mourn her passing.

She is survived by five sons, Oscar of Fort Plain, Jasper of Speculator, Alwinnie of Albany, Louis of Cooperstown and Irving of Wells; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Stuart of Wells; there sisters, Mrs. Belle Wilmer, Mrs. Kate Mattice and Mrs. Leah Wadsworth of Gloversville and two brothers John Freemont of Gloversville and William Freemont of Wells, also twenty-two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock at St, Ann's church. Burial will be in the Wells cemetery.

Caroline Stuart

Submitted by Brenda Howe, 3/28/2015

(hand written May 1, 1936)

Mrs. Caroline Stuart, widow of the late William Stuart, passed away in the home of her son, Paul Stuart, at 3:15 o'clock on May 1st. Mrs. Stuart had been in declining health for the past three years. Death was due to heart disease.

Mrs. Stuart was a native of Wells, born on June 6th, seventy five years ago, the daughter of John Wadsworth and Mary Palmer Wadsworth.

She is survived by one daughter and four sons; Mrs. Charles Bradt; Daniel, Roscoe, Paul and John Stuart, all of Wells.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. The pastor Rev. MR Blann officiated. Interment was made in the Wells cemetery.

Elmer Stuart

Submitted by Brenda Howe, 3/28/2015

(hand written May 15, 1950)

Rites for Elmer Stuart

Funeral service for Elmer Stuart was held from the Wells Methodist church yesterday at 2 PM and was very largely attended. Rev. Elmer R West, pastor of the church officiated. Full military rites were conducted by the Wells Post, 1565, American Legion.

There was a profusion of floral tributes from the family and friends, also pieces from the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday school, Adirondack Lumber Company, Fire Department, Fish and Game Club, Post 1565 American Legion and Auxiliary, Mrs. Worden and children of the Third and Fourth Grades all of Wells and the crew of Cape Cod Life Boat Station, Yarmouth, Mass.

Bearers were members of the Wells Post 1565 Frank Belmont, Arthur Earley, Leon Conway, Hassan Buyce, George Babcock Sr, and Lewis W Davies. The auxiliary of the post attended in a body.

Burial was in the family plot in the Wells cemetery.

Mrs. Una Belle Wilmer

Submitted by Brenda Howe, 3/28/2015

(hand written - August 10, 1951)

Mrs. Wilmer Succumbs at 69

Mrs. Una Belle Wilmer, 69, of 31 Fifth Avenue, died at 11:20 last night in Littauer hospital where she had been a patient since June 28.

She was born in Hamilton County Jan. 16, 1882. Mrs. Wilmer had resided in this city for 50 years and up to the time of her illness was employed by the Becmo-Postman Glove Co.

Mrs. Wilmer was a life long member of the Emmanuel Baptist church and the Philathea class of the church. She was also a member of the Lady Maccabees, the Woman's Relief Corps and the Auxiliary to the United Spanish American War Veterans.

The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Johnston and Mrs. Floyd Wickware of Gloversville; one son, George E. Miller of Fort Plain; one sister, Mrs. Enos Wadsworth, Gloversville; two brothers, John Fremont, Gloversville and William Fremont, Wells; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews,

The body was removed to the Clarence Brown funeral home, 301 North Main Street, where it will remain until Monday morning when it will be taken to the Emmanuel Baptist church where funeral services will be held at 2PM Rev. Willis Laskey will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Iona Stuart Wilson

Submitted by Brenda Howe, 3/28/2015

October 24, 2001

Iona Stuart Wilson, 78, of Speculator entered the presence of her Lord Wednesday evening, October 24, 2001.

Iona was born to Paul Stuart and Georgianna Clouthier Stuart June 25, 1923. She had the honor of having four wonderful brothers, Delbert Stuart of Greenville, Ohio, Lloyd Stuart who has preceded her in death and twin brothers Everett (Corky) Stuart of Wells and Elwood (Woodie) Stuart of Greenville, Ohio.

Iona was raised in Wells and attended Albany Business College after graduating from Wells High School. She loved music and participated in school productions and church ministries.

Iona married Clarence Wilson June 8, 1946. They lived for several years in the Albany area and moved to Speculator in 1957 where they owned and operated Wilson Oil Heat. They moved to Florida in 1981 and Clarence died May 17, 1982.

Iona leaves two daughters, Kathleen Vanderbergh of Zanesville, Ohio and Yvonne Snider of Speculator. Her beloved grandchildren, Joel Vandenbergh of Wilmore, Kentucky, Mega Purino of Nashville, Tennessee, Mary and Micah Snider of Speculator and Shannon Esber of Canton, Ohio are blessed to have called her 'Gram.'

Survivors also include many beloved in-laws, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends called Friday at the Northville Funeral Home. A celebration of Iona's life was held Saturday at Wells Wesleyan Church. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Airdville Cemetery, Lake Pleasant.


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