Short Obituaries

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Mrs. Matilda Becraft of Morehouse (d. 27 Aug 1901)

From the Hamilton County News, 16 Aug 1979 edition (reprint of older news):
"The community of Morehouseville was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. Matilda Becraft, 76, on Tuesday Morning, Aug 27. She was born in Schoharie County, moving to Morehouse as a child. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter-in-law Mrs. Maggie Becraft, the Rev. Fulton officiating. Burial was in Spruce Hill Cemetery. She left two daughters, Mrs. Theodore C. Remonda of Morehouseville and Mrs. Jennie E. Ackler of Ilion."

Submitted by Elaine Scantlebury

Hiram Bell, Jr.

Hiram Belle age 72 died Sunday morning at the home of Lewis Harvey. Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the County Home with burial in the County Home plot.


Hiram died on 14 Jun 1931. He was single and it was stated on his death certificate that he was a farmer.

Submitted by Annie Tanyeri

Hannah Bennett

Hamilton County Press
Saturday, January 5, 1889

"Mrs. Hannah Bennett died Tuesday Afternoon after an illness of a week with pneumonia. Her funeral was held at the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Nelson Whitman officiating, and her remains were buried in the new cemetery. Mrs. Bennett leaves behind three sons, Isaac, William and John Bennett, and four brothers, John, Isaac, William and Daniel Williams."

Submitted by Cindy LaVallee

Mrs Russell (Myra Isabella Briggs) Berry

Obituary - 7/9/1916 -Mrs. Russell Berry -Myra Isabella Briggs the wife of Russell Berry of Alvord passed away at four o'clock Sunday morning following a brief but violent illness with convultions.

Mrs. Berry was thirty one years of age and her death is particularly sad in that she leaves nine children, eight girls and one boy, their ages ranging from sixteen years to two months who will sorely miss the mothers love and care. Beside husband and children she is survived by her father Roselle Briggs and several brothers and sisters. Ernest of Wells, Grace Lobdell of Hope, Wm. B. of Albany, Bessie Hall and Flossie Layton of Gloversville and Edna Briggs. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the M. E. church, Rev. W. C. Caroll officiating. Internment was made in the local cemetery.

Submitted by Edward MacDonald

Etta B. Buyce Formerly of Northville

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald
Mrs. Etta Berry Buyce, 88, formerly of Reed St. Northville, died Thurday, Nov 12, 1987. She was bron April 2, 1899 in Northville, the daughter of Erskine and Laura Thompson Berry. She was graduated from Northville High School and was a 1920 graduate of the former Littauer Hospital School of Nursing, Gloversville. Mrs. Buyce was the first Fulton County public heatlh nurse. She married Raymond H. Buyce on Dec. 25, 1920. He died on May 2, 1986. Survivors include son [private]; daughter [private] of Orange City , Fla..

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Matilda Buyce of Wells

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald
Matilda Buyce resident of Wells, died Oct. 12, 1977. She was born May 26, 1881 in Pumkin Hollow, the daughter of Hemon and Pheobe Slack Morrison. She was married July 31, 1903 to Peter Buyce who died in 1957. She is survived by son [private] and a daughter [private], both of Wells.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Rueben S. Carpenter of the Town of Hope

July 1, 1898 Madison County Times
Reuben S. Carpenter

He d. at his home 3/4 of a mile north of Chittenango Stn. at about 1 PM on Sunday last. Mr C. was born in the town of Hope, Montgomery Co. NY, Oct 1, 1821. At the age of 19 he purchased his time from his father and started in business for himself. He was a stone cutter by trade and went to work for the state on the Black River Canal, where he worked about a year. Then he removed to Orwell, Oswego county where he remained about 2 years. While at Orwell he was married to Miss Hannah Pennock.(a sister of the late Ebenezer Pennock). From Orwell he removed to Three River Point where he resided about a year, removing from that place to Oak Hill. Here Mr. Carpenter was employed by Capt. Cady, one of the old pioneers of this town. When the Erie Canal was enlarged Mr Carpenter removed to Bolivar where he had charge of the work of obtaining stone for the bridge and culvert at that place. From Bolivar he removed to his late residence north of Chittenango Station and lived there until the time of his death.

The "Squire" as Mr. C. was known hereabouts was in early life a Democrat, but became a Republican at the formation of that party and has since been an active member. Some years ago he was elected Justice of Peace which was the only office he ever held.

About 2 years ago he was troubled with a complication of lung and kidney trouble which with the infirmities of age, proved too much for his naturally strong constitution.

The Squire will be missed much about the Station where he was a familiar figure. The immediate vicinity of the "Station" at the time he came here was practically an unbroken forest and Mr. C's reminiscences of the early days of his residence were very interesting. In 1863 Mr. C. went to the state of Ohio, remaining in that state until 1864, when he was employed by the U.S. Gov't as foreman (with the rank of Cap't) in the Gov't ship yards at Chattanooga, Tenn., where he remained until the close of the war, since which time he has followed the business of carpenter and builder.

Mr. C. was the father of 8 , 5 of whom, George W. Carpenter, Mrs. Mathew Chapley, Mrs. George Bender, Mrs. Myron Olmstead and William E. Carpenter together with his wife and a brother Geo. H. Carpenter of Sheboyagan Wisc survive him. The funeral which took place Tues at the Free Methodist Church was largely attended. Rev E.D. Carpenter of Rome officiating. Interment was made at the Fyler Settlement.

NB: Actually there were 6 surviving children. The sixth was Harriet Francelia Carpenter Draper who resided at Oconto Nebraska at the time.

Info submitted by: Ken Warkentin

Richard Cleveland of Benson (d. 20 Aug 1901?)

From the Hamilton County News, 16 Aug 1979 edition (reprint of older news):
On Aug. 20, Richard Cleveland, 40, of Benson, was killed when he fell through an opening on the upper floor of the Lyon House at Northville. He was survived by his wife and several children.

Submitted by Elaine Scantlebury (she is not related to this individual)

Leamon Conkling (1813-1975)

Nortvhille Welder Killed by Explosion

A 60-year-old Northville welder died in Ellis Hospital yesterday about three hours after he was knocked from the top of a fuel oil tank when gas exploded.

Leamon Conkling of Third Street died at 2 p.m. of extensive face and head burns and other injuries. He fell onto a steel ladder near the tank at Asphalt Stone Products on Maxon Road.

Fire officals said they received the call at 11:14 a.m. and arrived to find insulation at the top of the tank burning.

According to Fire Chief Milton Kling, it appeared one of the layers of insulation around the tank had deteriorated. The gas given off by the insulation formed in the top of the tank. When Conklin [sic] began welding yesterday, the welding arc exploded the gas.

Kling said he did not know if the explosion knocked the man from the top of the 15-foot high tank or if he slipped while trying to escape the flames.

The man was found lying on a ladder about 10 feet from the top of the tank. He was taken to the hospital by the Schenectady Ambulance Service.

Kling said there was no apparent leak of fuel oil from the tank. The tank is kept heated.

The chief said firemen found insulation at the bottom of the tank, which was not affected by the fire, had charred, leading to the theory the insulation had deteriorated.

Firemen fought the insulation fire until 11:41 a.m. when it was reported all out. Also at the scene were Deputy Chiefs George Moffett and William Talbot.

Firemen from Truck 1, and Engines 1, 4 and 9 responded to the call.

Mr. Conklin [sic] had been emplyed by Asphalt Stone Products for the past 21 years. A native of Gloversville, he had lived in Northville most of his life.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees in the Pacific. He was a former member of the Northville Post, VFW, and was a Democratic committeeman for several years in the town of Northampton.

He was a member of the Northville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former [private]; a son, [private] of Bainbridge; his mother, Mrs. Susie Thompson of Northville; a brother, [private]; a sister, Mrs. Katy Arsenault of Northville; and a grand-daughter.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow from the Claude Lipe Funeral Home, Northville, with the Rev. Milton Seeger, pastor of Northville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

The funeral home will be open tonight from 7 to 9.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harry B. Mosher Memorial Fund.

Submitted by Jennifer Donovan

Jane Crombie at Lake Pleasant (d. 24 Aug 1901?)

From the Hamilton County News, 16 Aug 1979 edition (reprint of older news):
On Aug 24, Jane Crombie, 86, died at Lake Pleasant of old age and heart trouble. She was a native of England.

Submitted by Elaine Scantlebury (she is not related to this individual)

Edwin Duval at Hope (d. 29 Aug 1901?)

From the Hamilton County News, 16 Aug 1979 edition (reprint of older news):
On Aug. 29, Edwin K. Duval, 25, insurance clerk of Brooklyn, died at Hope of consumption. He was the son of Edwin Durval and Hannah Vanarnam. Burial was at Northville.

Submitted by Elaine Scantlebury (she is not related to this individual)

Alice E. Fish of Indian Lake

From Hamilton County [NY] News June 6, 2000, page 19

Sabael--Alice E. Fish, 89, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at her residence following a long illness.

Born Feb. 1, 1911 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Ritchie) Tice. She married Lee R. Fish June 20, 1931 in Brooklyn. The couple moved to Indian Lake in 1931.

Mrs Fish and her husband owned and operated Lee's Cottages, Boats and Motors in Sabael for many years. She was the manager of the cafeteria at Indian Lake Central school for 27 years, until her retirement in 1973.

Mrs. Fish was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake. She was a devoted Sunday School teacher who enjoyed teaching children about Jesus. She loved sharing her gift of music, especially at church.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles; reading, especially to her grandchildren in earlier years and more recently to her great-grandchildren; and playing hymns and religious songs on the piano.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, who died May 19, 1982.

Survivors include one daughter, [private] and her husband [private] of Sabael; four grandchildren [private] of West Milford, NJ, [private] of Sabael, [private] of Altoona, PA and [private] of Yucaipa, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Mrs. Fish's life was conducted Thursday, June 1, at First Baptish church with the Rev. E. Paul Miller, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake. There were no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Fish's memory may be directed to First Baptist Church of Indian Lake, Indian Lake, NY 12842 or to Hospice of Warren County, 286 Glenn Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Arrangements were undeer the direction of Brewer Funeral Home Inc., Lake Luzerne.

Info submitted by Mary Slack Maynard

Esther Ingraham Groff of Hope

Galesbrug, Ill. Newspaper 1902

Mrs. Esther Groff died this morning (June 5, 1902) at 10:50 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. F.W. West of 699 Chambers St. Mrs. Groff has been ill for some time suffering from cancer of the throat from which death occurred. One weekend ago today, Mrs. Groff was able to be out with the family and only since that time had she been confined to her bed. Her last illness was painful and she suffered much up to within the past few hours. Mrs. Groff was a kind mother and full of loving sympathy, thus endearing all to her and making her much sought by those in distress.

Mrs. Groff was born August 2, 1817 in Williamsburg, Mass. and some 63 or 64 years ago she married in New York State to William Groff. They came to Illinois in 1865 and settled near Kirkwood, where Mr. Groff Died in 1877. For the last seven years Mrs. Groff has made her home in this city with her daughter.

Mrs. Groff was the mother of 10 children, only 3 of whom are living; Mrs. West and Neal Groff of this city, and George Groff of Laurel Iowa. She has two brothers, Clark Ingraham of Griswold, Iowa and Lorenzo Ingraham of Laurel Iowa.


Esther Ingraham was married to William Groff (born February 1812), the son of John P. Groff and Olive Wooster. Esther and William lived in Hope, Hamilton Co. until 1865. There are several of their children's graves in Willard Cemetery on Route #30. Esther was the daughter of Quartus Ingraham and Elizabeth Dewey.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Milton L. Groff of Northville

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald

Milton L. Groff, Mayor of Northville from 1960-62, died on Sept. 2, 1987. He was born June 6, 1923 the son of Gordon and Bessie Horton Groff. He was a World War II Veteran. On January 27, 1945 he married Virginia Putman. He is survived by 3 sons; [private], all of Northville. Also survived by a brother [private] and a sister [private].

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Henry Hagedorn of Prospect, Oneida County, NY

Rome Sentinel, Rome, NY, Mar 1901

Prospect, March 11. - Henry Hagedorn, one of the best known and most highly esteemed merchants in this village, died at his residence Sunday morning aged 63 years. Henry Hagedorn was born in Hamilton county, N.Y., November 15, 1828. He spent most of his life in Morehouseville up to 1879. His education was received in the district school at Morehouseville and at the Prospect Academy. At the age of 23 he decided to learn the carpenter's trade and became one of the leading contractors and builders in that section of the state. In 1858 he removed to New York city, engaging in building and pattern making on a large scale for three years, when he sold out and returned to Morehouseville. He remained there until 1879, when a change in business affairs took him to Prospect, where he lived ever since. He bought the Watkins grist mill property and assumed active control of the plant at once, building up one of the best mill properties in northern part of Oneida county. In 1886 the mill was burned, but he at once rebuilt it, putting in a complete milling outfit. Mr. Hagedorn was also the owner of Union Hall Hotel at Prospect. In Hamilton county Mr. Hagedorn was supervisor of his town for a number of terms. Since the incorporation of this village he has held the offices of president and trustee. In politics he was a Democrat. He was a member fo the order of Red Men. Mr. Hagedorn married Amelia Colwell of Ohio, Herkimer county, in 1877. She survives him. He also leaves one daughter, Katie, residing at home. The funeral will occur on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the family residence and interment will be made in Prospect cemetery.

Info submitted by Lisa Slaski

Mrs. Mary Lambert

Warrensburg News, Nov 1931
Mrs. Mary Lambert

Mrs. Mary Lambert died suddenly Friday, October 30, at the home of her son, James Fagan, at Indian Lake. She is survived by nine daughters and three sons: Mrs. Minnie Perry, of Washington, R.I., Mrs. Arthur Ordway and Mrs. James Durkin, of North Creek; Mrs. William Ward and Mrs. Victor Smith, of Witherbee; Mrs. William Morse of Glens Falls; Mrs. Anna Mitchell of Croghan; Mrs. Edward McKibben of New York; Mrs. Katherine Mink and Harrison Fagan, of Detroit, Mich; Thomas Fagan, of Utica; James Fagan, of Indian Lake. Also, two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Daggett of French Mountain, and Mrs. Julia Moulton, of Hudson Falls; thirty two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at St. James Church Monday morning, November 2, at 10 o'clock. Burial in the North Creek Catholic cemetery.

In attendance at the funeral besides those mentioned, were Mr. and Mrs. Forest Daggett and Mrs. Thomas Kaniska and daughters, Alene and Charlotte; William and Mary Ella Morse, of Glens Falls; Mrs. Norman Mitchell, Mrs. Isabelle Neel, Mrs. Minnie Leonard and son Roger, and Harold and James Mitchell, of Croghan. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Fagan and Mr. and Mrs. William Mink were called home by the death of their mother.

Info submitted by Annie Tanyeri

Mrs. Kenneth (Thelma Berry/Howard) Monroe

Thelma Monroe was daughter of Russell J Berry and wife Myra Isabella Briggs. Thelma was adopted by George Burr Howland and wife Grace May Mealus.

Obituary - Speculator NY - Mrs. Thelma L. Monroe, 29 wife of Kenneth Monroe of Wevertown, died Saturday morning in the Amsterdam City hospital where she underwent an operation at 7:30 Saturday morning. Mrs. Monroe was born in Speculator [she was adopted to Grace Howland in Speculator but probably was born in Wells] and lived in Gloversville three years going from there to Weavertown in September. She attended the Methodist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Donna; her mother Grace Howland of Mayfield three brothers George L. Howland of Lake Pleasent, John Howland of Hoosic Falls and Clarence Howland of Gloversville. The body was brought to the Walrath & Buahourer funeral home, Gloversville and later to the home of her brother George at Lake Pleasant where the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2. The Rev. Frederick Grimm of the Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Wells cemetery.

Info Submitted by Edward MacDonald

Goldie Morrison of Lake Pleasant

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald

Mrs. Goldie Morrison age 93, died 1992, born May 17, 1899 in Lake Pleasant. She was the daughter of William and Susan Courtney Parslow. She married William Morrison on Oct 21, 1916; he died in 1937.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Charles Palmateer, Civil War Veteran


On Monday forenoon of this week, January 28th, at eleven o'clock, occurred the death of Mrs.[sic] Charles Palmateer, aged sixty-five years and six months. Mr. Palmateer had been afflicted for a long time with Bright's disease. He had to give up work last spring and had been confined to his home for nearly five months previous to his death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, an accommodating neighbor, and was highly esteemed and respected by everyone who knew him. He was a Democrat politically and at different times had held important offices in the towns fo Benson and Northampton. September 24th, 1861, he enlisted in Company C. 77th Regiment, New York Volunteers, and during the progress of the war participated in the siege of Yorktown and the battles of Malvern Hill, Antietam, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fisher Hill and Cedar Creek. In the battle of the Wilderness he was wounded and was taken to the U.S. hospital at Fredericksburg, Va., returning to his company in May 1864. He was among the captured at the battle of Cedar Creek and was taken to Salisbury, N.C., where he was kept in prison about four months, when he escaped with others and returned to the union army at Knoxville, Tenn. He was honorably discharged April 10th, 1865. Mr. Palmateer was a member of the Matherson Post, No. 322, G.A.R., of this village, and held the office of commander at the time he was taken ill. He was a Methodist and attended the Methodist church at thi place. He is survived by his widow, by one son, Thomas Palmateer, and by four daughters, Mrs. Daniel Parmenter of Benson; Mrs. Roland Manzer of Northville; Mrs. Sarah Eglin and Mrs. Frank Blowers of Gloversville. He is also survived by three brothers, Robert, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., John, of Galway, N.Y., and Frank, who resides in Australia, and by two sisters, Mrs. Delia Pettit of Ballston Spa, and Mrs. Stewart Derby of Galway. The funeral will be held this afternoon at two o'clock at his home and will be under the auspices of the G.A.R. Post of this place.

Info Submitted by Jennifer Donovan

Mrs. Leah Palmateer


Mrs. Palmateer Aged 93, Dies in Gloversville

Northville - Mrs. Leah Palmateer, 93, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Parmenter on East State street extension, Gloversville. She had been in failing health for the past few months.

Mrs. Palmateer was born March 18, 1850 in Glens Falls, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Baker Coward. She had made her home in the Town of Benson and Northville sincer childhood. For the past seven years she has resided with her daughter in Gloversville.

She was a member of the First Methodist church and the Woman's Relief corps of Mattison Post G.A.R.

The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Woodrick [sic], Mrs. Mary Palmenter, Mrs. Georgiana Blowers of Gloversville and Mrs. Roland Manzer of Johnstown; one son Thomas Palmateer of Benson; 20 grand children, 27 great grandchildren, and 17 great great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 from Yates & Corey funeral home. The Rev. Fred L. Decker of the Mayfield Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill cemetery.


Sarah Woodworth (not Woodrick) is Sarah Palmateer Eglin Woodworth

Info Submitted by Jennifer Donovan

Eva Hagedorn Remonda of Morehouse

Morehouseville Native Dies in Fairfield

Morehouseville - Mrs. Eva May Remonda, 68, widow of the late Frederick Remonda, died Jan 11, 1956 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Youker, Town of Fairfield following a long illness.

She was born Oct 28, 1886, in the Town of More houseville, Hamilton County, daughter of Andrew and Tammany Lane Hagedorn. She was married to Frederick Remonda at Morehouseville Nov. 30, 1904. He died Feb. 1953. She moved Sept. 1954, going to live with her daughter because of ill health.

She is survived by four daughters:  Mrs. Willard Jones, Whitesboro, Mrs. Ruth Christman and Mrs. Florence Mosher, both of Johnstown; and Mrs. Youker of Fairfield; four sons: Rollin, Manlius; Leonard, Northville; Ralph, Morehouseville; Howard, Little Falls 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held in Holland Patent with the Rev. F. A. Wood officiating.

Burial was in Morehouseville Cemetery.

Info Submitted by Elaine Scantelbury

Emily Maheux Richard of Morehouse

The Evening Times, Little Falls, Herkimer, NY - 11 Apr 1938


Mrs. Emily Richard, Herkimer, Succumbs to Long Illness Saturday - was Native of Jerseyfield Lake Section.

Herkimer, Apr. 11 - Funeral Services for Mrs. Emily Richard, 76, widow of former Sheriff John Richard, who died Saturday following a long illness, will be held tomorrow afternoon from her home 450 North Main Street, at 2:30 pm with Dr. Albert E. Legg, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Richard, the former Emily Mary Maheaux, was born at Jerseyfield Lake, Hamilton county, in 1861, but spent most of her life in Wilmurt and this village. She was a member of the First Methodist church and of Myrtle chapter, O. E. S. Four children, William O. Richard, Mrs. Nettie A. Yale, Mrs. Blanche R. Finster, and Mrs Gladys R. Humphrey, all of Herkimer, survive.

Info Submitted by Lisa K. Slaski

Mrs. Marie Slack

Marie Slack

Mrs. Marie Slack, 84, of 107 South Market St., died March 23, 1978 at the Fulton County Infirmary where she had been a patient for the last year. She had been in ill health for more than a year.

Born on Nov. 1, 1893, in Skalitz, Hungary, she arrived in this country in 1904 in Pennsylvania. She moved to the Speculator area shortly after and was educated in schools there. On July 2, 1912 she was married to George D. Slack and moved to Johnstown. Her husband preceded her in death. She became a U. S. citizen in 1925.

Mrs. Slack was employed by the Suberb Glove Company for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist church and its Berean Class and was a past president of the Speculator SCS.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Anna Faulknor, Johnstown; a brother Daniel Srnec of Wisconsin; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Vicek, Mrs. Helen Vicek and Mrs. Anna Hagen, all of Wisconsin, several neices, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Edith Schroonmaker and Mrs. Henrietta Perkins of Speculator attended the funeral.


Marie was the widow of George Lemuel Slack, son of Benajah O. and Jane E. Aird Slack.

Info Submitted by Mary Slack Maynard

Mrs. Susie Roosa Thompson

Mrs. Thompson Dies at Age 82

Northville - Mrs. Susie Roosa Thompson, 82, of Second Street, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Arsenault, Third Street, where she had been staying the last several months.

She was born May 25, 1893, at Hope Falls and had resided most of her life in Northville. She had been a glove worker at various area shops for many years before retiring several years ago.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Northville United Methodist Church and of its Gleaners Class.

Survivors, besides her daughter, include one son, [private] of Northville; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.


There are a lot of mistakes in this. She was born in 1892, not 1893. Her son is misnamed. Another son, Leamon Conkling, died first and is not mentioned at all. SSDI has Susie Thompson b. 25 May 1892, d. Mar 1976, last known residence of Northville, Fulton, NY.

Submitted by Jennifer Donovan

Charlotte Ellsworth Wadsworth of Hope

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald

Mrs. Charlotte Wadsworth drowned on September 10, 1998. She was born Aug 29, 1918 in Rock Hill town of Day. She was the daughter of Hiram and Mary Kenyon Ellsworth. She was married Feb. 17, 1938 to Donald Wadsworth who died in 1997.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Donald Wadsworth of Hope

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald

Donald Wadsworth of Hope, died on September 4, 1997 at the age of 82. He was born on April 5, 1915 in Wells, the son of Hugh and Leah Fremont Wadsworth.

He graduated from Northville High School and Green Mountain Junior College, Poultney, Vt. He was Justice of Peace in the the Town of Hope in 1943. He was elected as Town Supervisor, for the Town of Hope on January 1, 1944. His wife was Charlotte Ellsworth whom he married on Feb. 17, 1938.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

John Wadsworth, drowned on Lake Pleasant

From "The Garland" page #3, Wed. July 1, 1868.
The following particulars we gathered from the Johnstown Democrat: On the 20th inst. four men named John Wadsworth, Daniel Wadsworth, Elvah Bradt, and Page, were out in a small boat on Lake Pleasant, and in changing places with each other the boat upset. Neither Bradt nor Page could swim, but other two were good swimmers. The two that could not swim were rescued, and secured to the boat. The two Wadsworths then attempted to swim to the shore for assistance, a distance of half a mile. Part of the distance being accomplished, when John, who was subject to severe fits of coughing, was taken with a spell of it, and becoming strangled, sank before his brother could render him assitance. The body had not at the time been removed.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Mary K. "Peg" West of Speculator

From Press Republican Online
An online resource for Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.
Published 06/04/00

Plattsburgh ó Mary K. "Peg" West, 79, of Patriot Drive and a former resident of Chazy and Hyde Park, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home.

She was born in Speculator on Jan. 19, 1921, the daughter of Dexter and Amy (Brooks) Slack.

Mary was valedictorian of the graduating class of 1941 at Plattsburgh State, the first class to be awarded the four year bachelor's degree.

She married John West on Oct. 11, 1942, at Sacred Heart Church.

Mary taught in Walton, Beekmantown Central School and Dutchess County BOCES in Poughkeepsie. Mr. and Mrs. West returned to Plattsburgh in 1997.

Mary was a communicant of St. Peterís Church. She was a member of the Dutchess County Retired Teachers Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Delta Kappa Gamma, the Alpha Zeta Chapter and the New York State Special Education Inc.

Survivors include her husband, John of Plattsburgh; one son and daughter-in-law, [private] of Chazy; six daughters and five sons-in-law, [private] of Victor, Idaho, [private] of Glenford, [private] of Staatsburg, [private] of Parish, [private] of West Sand Lake and [private] of West Haverhill, N.H.; one sister, [private] of Stuyvesant; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was predeceased by one brother, John Slack.

Calling hours will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Chazy. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Advocacy and Resource Center.


The brother John mentioned in the obit lived in Gloversville.

Peg's father, Dexter Sanford Slack, was son of Henry Burton Slack and wife Mary Augusta Sturges. Henry was the son of Nathan and Samantha Dunning Slack.

Amy Isabelle Brooks was the daughter of Dolan Ernest Brooks and wife Myra O'Kane. Dexter died in 1931 and Amy remarried Carl L. Earley.

Info submitted by Mary Slack Maynard

Asahel H. Whitman of Northville

This is an extraction from an obit printed in the Leader-Herald

Asahel H. Whitman age 95, died Oct 20, 1978. He was born Aug 8, 1883 in Northville the son of Hamlet and Mary Craig Whitman. He was married to Myrtle Kinney.

Info submitted by Marcia Buffett

Getty Williams

Hamilton County Press
Saturday December 29, 1988


"Mrs. Getty (sic) Williams, widow of the late Tunis Williams, died at her late residence in Hope Sunday morning at five o'clock, and was buried Christmas day, Rev. J.S. Gould officiating. She was in her 89th year.

We learn that Mrs. Hannah Bennet (sic) and Fred Harris are sick with pneumonia."

Submitted by Cindy LaVallee


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