Otsego County, NY

Louis Ackerman 

ACKERMAN:  In Montgomery City, Mo., Sept. 8th, 1892 of cerebral 
hemorrhage, Louis N. Ackerman, aged 30 years. The deceased
was the youngest son of Mr. C. Ackerman, of this village. He
left Richfield Springs in 1882 and went to Illinois. He
leaves a wife and one child who live in this village. Contributed by H. Geywit

Mrs. Anna M. Adams The funeral of Mrs. Anna M. Thomas(should be Adams), wife of the late Thomas S.
Adams, will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow from the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Charles W. Hall, 42 Parkside Ct. She died Thursday, Apr. 13, 1939, following a
six weeks' illness. Mrs. Adams was born in the Town of Plainfield, May 15, 1869, daughter of the late
John T. and Ann Pritchard Davis. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Besides Mrs. Hall, she is survived by a son, Samuel E. Adams, Cleveland, Ohio, two
brothers, William E. Davis, West Exeter and R. Price Davis, San Luis Obispo,
Calif.; a sister, Mrs. William L. Davis, Spooners Corners; and four
grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. Contributed by Jayne Szaz

Chauncey M. Adams, Upstate Artist, Dies West Exeter-Chauncey M. Adams, 68, well-known Upstate artist whose winter landscapes
have been shown in Utica's Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute and elsewhere in
the nation, died yesterday in a Binghamton hospital. He had resided for many years with his sister, Mrs. Rexford Davies, West Exeter. He
had his studio there. He was born in the Town of Plainfield. He began painting, as a boy, in Unadilla
Forks where he posed for well-known artist Frank Hutchins. During World War I,
while in the Army overseas, he studied paintings in Paris and London. For 12 years Mr. Adams taught school, first in West Exeter, then for five years in
Clayville junior high grades. While in Clayville he organized a jazz band and
played piano with various local orchestras throughout the Mohawk Valley, He also
was employed at one time by Savage Arms, Utica. A resident of Ithaca for several years, he set up a studio in the attic of
Tabernacle Baptist Church and gave one-man showings in the Little Picture
Gallery, MWP, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, where he
studied. His works were shown in Buffalo, Albany, Binghamton, and Spartansburg, N.C., where
he studied. A founder of the Sherburne Art Society, he formerly was on the executive committee
of the Cooperstown Art Society, and taught art teachers in Utica, Ilion and
Sherburne. He was a member of Sherburne American Legion and the Unadilla Forks
Baptist Church. Besides his sister, he leaves a brother, Hayden Adams, West Winfield. The funeral will be at 2 Tuesday from the Wilcox Funeral Home, West Winfield, with
the Rev. Harold Faxton, pastor of West Exeter Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Unadilla Forks Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and from 7 to 9 Monday. ADAMS-At Binghamton, New York, on Saturday, April 27, 1963, Mr. Chauncey M. Adams of
West Exeter, New York. Friends may call at the Wilcox Funeral Home, West
Winfield, New York, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Monday 7 to 9 and are invited
to attend the Funeral Tuesday at 2:00 from the Funeral Home. Interment in
Unadilla Forks Cemetery. Contributed by Jayne Szaz

Mr. Haydn P. Adams [8 April 1980] West Winfield--Mr. Haydn P. Adams, 90, of Taylor Avenue, died Tuesday at St.
Joseph's Nursing Home, Utica, after a long illness. He was born in West Exeter on January 1, 1890, son of John and Ellen Davis Adams. He
attended school at Unadilla Forks and in 1914 was married to Carrie Porter in
Bridgewater. The couple resided in Unadilla Forks for a number of years; then
for a short time in Utica; and for the past 40 years in West Winfield. He was a
leather worker at the Hiteman Leather Company for about 36 years, retiring in
1955. He was a member of the Unadilla Forks Baptist Church. Surviving besides his wife are two grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Sanderson, Utica and
James Lohnas in California; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rexford
Davies, West Exeter; also one niece and one nephew. He was predeceased by a
daughter, Mrs. Barbara Lohnas, who died in 1979. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Wilcox Funeral Home
with Rev. Roland J. Brown, Federated Church pastor, officiating. Burial will be
in Unadilla Forks Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributed by Jayne Szaz

Mrs. John N. (should be M.) Adams Passes After Illness Mrs. John N. Adams, 69, 3 Sherburne Place, mother of Chauncey M. Adams, well-known
Utica artist, died last night at her home after an illness of several weeks.
Ellen J. Davis was born in Waterville, November 9, 1861, daughter of the late
Anna and John Davis. She was educated there and spent most of her life at
Unadilla Forks. For the last few winters she had resided in Utica. She was
married to John N. Adams about 45 years ago. Mrs. Adams was a member of the
Baptist Church of Unadilla Forks. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter and two sons, Mrs. Rexford Davis, West
Exeter; Hayden Adams, West Winfield; Chauncey Adams, Utica; three sisters, Mrs.
T. S. Adams, Utica; Mrs. William Davis, West Winfield; Mrs. David Pugh, New
Berlin; three brothers, Thomas Davis, Ashtabula, Ohio; R. P. Davis, San Louis
Obespo (sic), Calif; William Davis, West Exeter; and three grandchildren. Contributed by Jayne Szaz

John M. Adams John M. Adams passed away very suddenly at his home in this village at one o'clock
Sunday afternoon, June 18th, of heart failure. He had been in poor health for
several years, but was able to be about and ate his dinner as usual on this day. Mr. Adams was born at St. Claire, Pa., June 3, 1853, son of Rev. John S. and
Elizabeth Powell Adams. He was one of eight children, all but three of whom are
deceased. Dec. 14, 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Davis, in
Plainfield. To this union was born four children: Hayden, of West Winfield,
Florence, who died in infancy, Chauncey of this village and Utica, and Mrs.
Catherine (Mrs. Rexford) Davis of West Exeter.
With the exception of a few years spent in Remsen and Tarrytown, he had spent
his entire life here. Early in life he learned the watchmakers trade, also
carpentering, which he followed as long as he was able to work. He attended the
old West Winfield Academy. He was a member of the Mt. Markham lodge of Odd
Fellows and the Baptist Church of this village, having been baptized by Elder
Wood and united with the Free Baptist Church of which he was chorister for many
years. Up to a few years ago he continued to occupy his place in the choir, to
which he contributed a great deal of help. Mr. Adams was a genial man of good character and had a host of friends. He is
survived by the sons and daughter mentioned, three brothers, Thomas of Utica,
William of this village and Benjamin of West Edmeston, three grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held from his late home Tuesday, at 2:00 o'clock. His pastor, Rev.
R. W. Roberts officiated. Interment was made in the family plot in the local
cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. Homer King, John Davis, Edward Griffith, Dewey Frost,
William Frost, and Charles Hoxie.- Unadilla Forks Cor. Contributed by Jayne Szaz

MRS. WILLIAM ADAMS Unadilla Forks--Mrs. Cathrena A. Adams, 84, who had been a resident of this village
for more than half a century, died yesterday in the Edgewater Nursing Home, New
Hartford, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 31, 1876, in Madison, daughter of Lewis R. and Gwen Jones Davis.
She came to the Town of Plainfield while a child and was educated in rural
schools. On Oct. 8, 1896, she was married to William H. Adams in Plainfield. The couple moved
to Unadilla Forks where he was a carpenter. In 1912 they purchased a farm, and
operated it for several years. Mr. Adams died April 12, 1947.
Mrs. Adams had resided the last few years with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roberts in
Bridgewater. She was a member of the Unadilla Forks Baptist Church and of Beaver Valley Rebekah
Lodge 518. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Homer C. (Nellie) King, of Arkport, six nephews, James
Davis, West Winfield, Harold DAvis, Elsmere, Paul and John Davis, in New Jersey,
Milburn Davis in Richfield Springs, and Theodore King, Arkport; several great
nieces and great nephews. The funeral will be at 2:00 Wednesday from the Francis W. Fisk Funeral Home, 220
Oneida Street, Chadwicks, with the Reverend John Corey, pastor of the Unadilla
Forks Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Unadilla Forks Cemetery.
Beavery Valley Rebekah Lodge 518 will conduct a ritualistic service at 4:00
tomorrow. Calling hours in the funeral home will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00
to 9:00 tomorrow. Source: Utica Daily Press, February 13, 1961 via Contributed by Jayne Szaz

William H. Adams Unadilla Forks--William H. Adams, 82, died in his home here Apr. 12, 1947. He had
been in poor health for several years and had been confined to his bed since
January, 1945. He was born in the Town of Paris Jan. 25, 1865, a son of the Rev. John S. and
Elizabeth Powell Adams. He came with his parents at the age of 1 to the Town of Plainfield where they lived
on a farm. He was educated in town schools and West Winfield Academy. When he was 21, he went to Tarrytown where he learned the carpentry trade. He stayed
there three years. After the death of his mother and a younger brother, he
returned to the Town of Plainfield. On Oct. 8, 1896, he married Cathrena A. Davis, Town of Exeter. Following their
marriage they came to this village where they since had lived. In 1912, they
purchased a farm just outside the village in the Town of Brookfield where he was
living at the time of his death. He was a member of the Baptist Church here and Mount Markham Lodge, 813, IOOF.
Surviving are his wife, and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Contributed by Jayne Szaz

Russel G. Adsit ADSIT: In this village, January 1, 1893, Russel G. Adsit, aged
sixty-five years. The deceased was an old resident of
Richfield, his advent here dating back nearly forty years.
Industrious in his habits and skillful in his occupation, he
acquired a comfortable home which has been his residence for
thirty-one years. Greatly attached to his family, he was a
provident husband an father, plenty always corning and
blessing his fireside. His kindness of heart won for himself
the good will of a large circle of acquaintances. His wife
and daughter, who are deeply afflicted have the sincere
sympathy of many friends and neighbors in the sorrow that has
fallen upon their hearts. Contributed by H. Geywit

June Elizabeth Aldrich June Elizabeth Aldrich, 81, of Troy, died June 30, 2006, peacefully
at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home, after a long struggle with
lupus and dementia. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Wood
Burke and Bessie (Edwards) Burke. She grew up in Staten Island
and Angelica. She also lived in Delhi, Sidney, Oneonta and
Binghamton. Her sister was named Violet and her half-brother was
named Jim Conlon. Mrs. Aldrich earned her GED and attended the State University College
of Technology at Delhi and State University College at Oneonta.
During World War II, she was employed testing transformers and
later worked as an office worker and telemarketer. She volunteered for the Legal Aid Society in Oneonta and the rape
crisis hot line in Bingham-ton, where she was also an active
participant in the Lupus Chapter. She was an avid walker; dog
owner; reader; and a radio talk-show caller with strong
convictions. She loved her family most. She is survived by her son, Rodney L. Aldrich and his wife, Deborah
Logan Aldrich; grand-daughters Kerry Gwynne and Erin Elizabeth;
great-grandchildren, Kathleen and Ronan, all of Troy; and her
close friends, Cheryl Brandt, Lisa Campbell and Frances Guinnip.
The family thanks Dr. James Walders, Dr. James Strosberg, Dr.
Richard Eglow, Dr. Ram Agrawal, Dr. Yaram Beer, Dr. Alan Zieker,
Dr. Diane Deveines, Dr. Yusuf Dincer and the won-derful staff at
Daughters of Sarah. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the
Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave., at Parkview
Court in Troy, where Pastor Karyl Hopp will preside. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home
Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., preced-ing the service. In keeping with her wishes, her remains have been donated to Albany
Medical College. Donations in Mrs. Aldrich's memory may be made to Lupus Foundation _
NENY Chapter, 790 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110, to
Samaritan Hospital Rape Crisis, 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, NY 12180
or you may donate a book in her memory to any local library. Published in The Daily Star on 7/6/2006.

George Alger The Morris Chronicle, June 14, 1871 In Burlington Flats, May 27, at the residence of his son-inlaw, Wm. Perkins, Mr. Geo. Alger, in the 75th year of his age.

Friday, February 7, 1936 The Otsego Farmer Henry Allen Funeral services for Henry Allen, aged fifty-four, were held
Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Westville Baptist
church, with the pastor, the Rev. Walter A. Miller
officiating. Mrs. Clarke Jewell and Mrs. Fulton Patterson
sang two duets, “Life’s Railway to Heaven” and “Sweet Hour of
Prayer”. The flora tributes were from friends and the
Westville Grange. Burial was made in Westville cemetery.
The bearers were William Petri, Sr., William Petri, Jr.,
Peter Petri, Phillip Petri, Seeber Bates, and Fred Ottaway.
The funeral director was Karl Green. Mr. Allen died Friday night, January 31st, at 7:30 in the Bassett
Hosptial. He underwent an operation for hernia January 20th
and was improving favorably until jaundice set in which, with
other complications, caused his death. He was born in London, England, and when a young man wet to
Canada where he resided a number of years, after which he
came to this country. After residing in several cities where
he was in the bakery business, he moved to this place where
he resided alone on a small farm at the foot of Sibley Hill.
He was an initiatory member of Westville Grange having taken
the 1st and 2nd degrees only two weeks previous to his death.
His only surviving relatives, none of whom were able to
attend the funeral, are a sister who resides in Cleveland,
Ohio; a brother and his step-mother residing in England. Mr.
Allen was a member of the Establish Church of England.. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Mary Allen ALLEN.- At the Orphanage in this village, on the 15th inst., Mary Allen, aged 4 years. Interment at Decatur. (page 3)

Susan Elizabeth Amaro Susan Elizabeth Amaro, formerly of Cooperstown and Oneonta, passed
away Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2007, at Albany Medical Center
Hospital. She was 42. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Connell,
Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. Published in The Daily Star on 3/9/2007.

Charles Ames obit"Richfield Springs Mercury, July 4, 1915 Charles Ames passed away 7/3 at his home in Brighton a few days after an operation for
appendicitis. Complications set in and his body could not take the shock. He was
born 12/24/1843 in the town of Richfield, a son of Otis and Polly Palmer Ames. In
1867 he married Rhoda Catlin and they had 4 children. Their son Arthur died at an
early age. Survivors include his wife, 3 children, Everett Ames, Mrs Brayton Holmes of Oswego, and
Mrs Conrad Becker of Syracuse. Also, a brother Dorr Ames of Denver, Colo, 3 sisters,
Mrs L.C. Cole, San Diego, Calif, Mrs Henry Helmer of Jordanville, and Mrs Garrett
Wikoff. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon and burial will be in the family
plot at Monticello. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Claude Monroe Ames Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira Monday, June 6, 2005 Age 86, of Country Club Drive, Elmira, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4,
2005, at the home of his daughter, where he received the utmost love and care. He was
born July 17, 1918 in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late Floyd and Myra (Drake) Ames. Claude married Marie E. Kelly on July 2, 1946. This July would have marked their 59th
wedding anniversary. In 1996 they recreated their wedding vows on their Golden Anniversary. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie; beloved daughter, Sharon A. Oakes of Elmira,
NY; grandson, David Ames (Amiee) Decker of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Kelly Decker
of Rochester, NY; Holly Decker of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, S. M. (Vicki) Kelly of
Oneonta, NY; sister-in-laws, Doris Vaughan, Alpha (Bub) Riddell, all of Oneonta, NY;
along with numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Claude was devoted to his wife and family. He was a gentleman in the true sense of
the word. Mr. Ames was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving aboard the USS Enterprise
when it was commissioned under Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. He was a decorated
Navy man retiring as a Chief Quartermaster. After re-upping, he then went on to retire
as a Chief Recruiter for upstate New York. After his 22 ½ years in the Navy, he went on to work with Ball-Band as a salesman and
then went on to work with the Juvenile Shoe Corporation of America. While employed with
Juvenile, he was the president of the Empire Footwear Association. Claude was a self-made man and went on to receive his Associates Degree. He was a
faithful communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and was a member of the B.P.O.E.
# 62 Horseheads Elks Club, American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154 Elmira Heights,
the Catholic War Vets Post # 1178 Elmira Heights, NY, where he was also a 2 year term
president. He enjoyed volunteering with the United Way after his retirement. Any one
that came across the path of this man ultimately became his friend and he loved his
friends dearly. He will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050
Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 from 6 to 8 PM. A Prayer Service
will be held there on Wednesday at 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in
Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11 AM, with the Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan, Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA,
2435 Route 353, Elmira, NY 14903 or to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 304 Demarest Parkway,
Elmira, NY 14905. Submitted by Michael Cornell

Dorr Ames obit 3/21/1936, Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY The death of Dorr Ames, who was born on the Walter Demett farm near Brighton in the town
of Richfield about 85 years ago occurred at LaGrange, Illinois on 3/20. He was born
1/26/1851. He and Mrs Ames made their home in Chicago about 56 years ago. Mrs Ames
being Sarah Catlin. They married in 1875. In 1935 Mr and Mrs Ames celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary. Survivors include: 2 sons, Arthur R., and Charles H., Mrs Larned E. (Lucy) Meacham, Mrs
Wilfred H. (Adelaide) Worth, Mrs Henry R. (Ethel) Karcher, 7 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren. A sister in San Diego, Calif, Mrs Emma Ames Cole. Burial in
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Jerome A. Ames Jerome A. Ames, 89, of Oneonta, passed away at his home April 10,
2007. He was born in Poland on Sept. 18, 1917, the son of Abraham and
Esther Ames. He married Goldie Freeman in Richfield Springs, a marriage of 59
years. He served his country in the United States Army. He owned and
operated the Fashion Men's Clothing Store on Main Street in
Oneonta for more than 40 years. He also was a chemist with Kodak
of Rochester for several years. He enjoyed tennis and cars. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Oneonta, the Eagles
Club of Oneonta, the Elks Club of Oneonta and Temple Beth El of
Oneonta. He is survived by his wife, Goldie, of Oneonta; his children, Helen
Baker of Boca Raton, Fla., Maureen Spivack of Short Hills, N.J.,
Alan Ames of El Paso, Texas; and his grandchildren, Aaron David
Baker, Vanessa Sarah Baker, Adria Leigh Spivack, Andrew Aaron
Ames and Sarah Rachel Ames. There will be no calling hours, and
private memorial services will be held Friday at the Ames home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the
Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 in
his memory. Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris. Published in The Daily Star on 4/11/2007.

Cosimo "Gus" Antonucci Cosimo "Gus" Antonucci, 74, of Schenevus, passed away Saturday, June
16, 2007, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.
Gus was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Staten Island, the son of Nicolas
and Lina Antonucci. He married Arlene (Hafferkamp) Antonucci on June 10, 1956.
He was an avid dancer, enjoyed woodworking, hunting, traveling
throughout the United States with his longtime companion, Barbara
Rodriguez, and was loved by his family and remembered for his
practical jokes. He is survived by his son, Stephen, of Midland Park, N.J.; a
daughter, Edith Quince, of Gilboa; a brother, Carl, and his wife,
Lina Antonucci, of Staten Island; and a grandson, Paul Quince of
Gilboa. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene. Friends may call at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand
St., Oneonta, from 5 to 8 p.m. today, June 18, 2007, with a vigil
prayer service at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Benintende,
pastor of the St. Mary's Church, as celebrant. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 1508 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502 or the
American Heart Association Northeast Affiliate, PO Box 3049
Syracuse, NY 13220. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website
at Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta. Published in The Daily Star on 6/18/2007.

Levi J. Armstrong ARMSTRONG - 1893 - At Lake Villa, Lake Co., Ill. Nov. 1st 1893,
Levi J. Armstrong of Springfield, aged 66 years. Mr. Levi J.
Armstrong with his sister left their home in Springfield Aug.
2 for an extended trip through the West, intending to take in
the World's Fair and ultimately visit their brother in Rock
Co., Nebraska. After making a few visits in Western New
York, they went on to their cousin's, Mr. Lafayette Allen at
Lake Villa, Ill., to rest before attending the World's Fair.
But Levi was taken ill soon after arriving there and the
brother was telegraphed and he came immediately to assist in
caring for him. His disease baffled the skill of three
physicians and he died nine hundred miles from home after
nine weeks suffering. His remains were accompanied by his
brother to the Springfield Centre cemetery. Contributed by Harriet Geywit

Martha Clarinda Armstrong ARMSTRONG, Miss Martha Clarinda: (undated) Martha Clarinda
Armstrong died at Springfield Centre, at the home where she
was born, at 5:30 p.m. March 12th of complications following
the grip. She was sick only a few days and was eighty years
and four months old. She was the last one of her family and
was never married. She is survived by two nephews, Ralph
Armstrong of Nebraska and Levi Armstrong of Illinois. The
funeral was held at her home Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. the
Rev. T. J. Marvin officiating and the burial made in our
cemetery. Relatives present from out of town included R. A.
Armstrong of Bassett, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Whipple of
Frankfort, Mrs. Mae Tunnicliff of Johnstown, Mr. and Mrs. E.
B. Rott and son of Oaksville and Mrs. Amanda Minkler, Mrs.
Sanford Tunnicliff and daughter of Warren. Contributed by H. Geywit

Philip Michael Armstrong Philip Michael Armstrong, 40, of Schenevus and formerly of Morris,
passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. He was born in Far Rockaway on Aug. 5, 1966, the son of Donald Scott
Armstrong and Leona (Mundy) Armstrong. He was employed by several construction firms during his lifetime and
also was a self-employed roofing and siding contractor on Long
Island. He had resided in the Oneonta area for the past three
years and formerly lived in Holbrook. He is survived by his mother, Leona Armstrong of Schenevus; his
brothers, James Armstrong and wife Rita of Astoria, John
Armstrong of Schenevus, Peter Armstrong and wife Claire of
Monroe; a sister, Jeanine Brutvan and husband Marty of Gardner;
his uncles and aunts, Michael Mundy and Maureen Brisbois, both of
Tucson, Ariz., Nellie Stafford of Norwich, Gloria Neapolitano and
husband Louis of Florida, Bill Armstrong and wife Norma of
Vestal, and his longtime friend, Mary Guardiani. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Michael
Armstrong, Sarah and Ted Armstrong, Abigail, Cassidy and Thomas
Armstrong and Lydia and Riley Brutvan, as well as a very special
family friend, Chloe Laubmeier of Morris. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Armstrong and his father,
Donald Armstrong. There are no calling hours. Services will be private, at the
convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris. Published in The Daily Star on 9/28/2006.

September 12, 1975 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Alice Aspinwall Cooperstown --- Mrs. Alice M. Aspinwall, 80, of Westville and
Mexico died Friday unexpectedly at their Westville residence. Born on January 2, 1895, in the town of Milford the daughter of
Charles and Margaret (Murcock) Moore, she was married to
Glenn M. Aspinwall, Sept. 2, 1915. He died January 3, 1975.
She was a member of the former Westville Baptist Church for
many years and was currently a member of the Primative
Baptist Church of Justice, Pa. Mrs. Aspinwall was a teacher for several years in Westville area
schools and was also employed for many years as a nurses'
aide in Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, retiring about 18
years ago. Surviving are a son, Charles Aspinwall of Mexico, with who she
had resided for the past four years; two grandchildren and
several great-grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. today from the Ingalls, Connell, and Dow
Funeral Home, Cooperstown, with Elder Troy Edwards, pastor of
the Primative Baptist Church, Justice, Pa., officiating.
Burial was in the Westville Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Charles G. Aspinwall Charles G. Aspinwall, 90, died Friday afternoon, at his home in
Mexico. He was born in 1916 in Westville, the son of Glenn and Alice (Moore)
Aspinwall. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Velma (Hay) Aspinwall in
2002. Surviving to cherish his legacy is a son, Wesley (Barbara) Aspinwall
of Epping, N.H.; and a daughter, Alma (Dan) Scaggs of Mexico;
three grandchildren, Lee (Timmielyn) Scaggs of Ogdensburg, Carl
Aspinwall of Derry, N.H., and Susan Aspinwall of Epping, N.H.;
and one great-grandchild, Jacob C. Scaggs. He is also survived by
a brother-in-law, Kendall Hay and wife Charlotte of Oneonta. He was a World War II veteran, serving as a D/F Evaluator in
Prestwick, Scotland, until 1945. He received a bachelor's degree in education from Oneonta Teachers
College and a master's degree in science education from Syracuse
University. He taught in various schools until he moved to Mexico in 1947 to
teach at Mexico Academy and Central School until his retirement
in 1974. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge,
American Legion and the VFW. He was also an active ham radio
operator. One of his greatest sources of pride came from his former students,
many of whom have remained close friends throughout life. He
marveled at their accomplishments and contributions to society. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 20, at the Harter
Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian
Church in Mexico. Burial will be in Westville Cemetery in Milford. Contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. Published in The Daily Star on 11/20/2006.

Friday, April 16, 1948 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Cordelia Aspinwall Mrs. Cordelia Aspinwall, aged 88, widow of George Aspinwall and
an aged and highly esteemed resident of this place, died at
her home early Saturday morning after a long period of
failing health. She was a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Buel) Ottaway and was
born in the town of Middlefield in July 1852. Practically
all her life was spent in this community and she had resided
in the house in which she died about 50 years. She was the
oldest member of the Westville Baptist Church and the Ladies’
Guild. Her only immediate survivors are two sons, Glen Aspinwall of this
place and Paul Aspinwall of Oneonta. She also leaves two
grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two nieces and six
nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with a prayer
service at the home at 1 o’clock followed by the funeral
services at 1:30 in Westville Baptist church, the Rev. Walter
A. Miller officiated. Burial was made in the Westville cemetery between her husband who
died in December 1940 and a four year old son, Kenneth, who
died in September, 1896. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Friday, December 27, 1940 The Otsego Farmer George Aspinwall George Matthew Aspinwall of Cooperstown RD, succumbed to a heart
attack at 4:30 Thursday morning of last week at his farm home.
He had suffered from heart trouble previously. Born at New Lisbon September 15, 1857, son of Matthew and Arvilla
(Gardner) Aspinwall. The deceased was married about 1880 to
Miss Delia Ottaway at Milford. He was a member of the
Westville Baptist Church, to which he devoted much time and
service, being a deacon forty-four years. He was fond of
reading. Mr. and Mrs. Aspinwall lived their entire married life in the
vicinity of Cooperstown, and for the past forty years they
had resided at their present home. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Glenn M. Aspinwall of
Cooperstown, and Paul D. Aspinwall of Oneonta; two
grandchildren, Charles Aspinwall of Middleburgh, and Miss
Louise Aspinwall of Oneonta, and two nephews. They will have
the sympathy of many friends. Observances consisted of a prayer at the home Saturday at 1 o’
clock, followed at 2 o’clock by the funeral in Westville
Baptist church, with the Rev. Walter A. Miller, pastor,
officiating, and burial at Westville Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto

obit Sat, Nov 18, 2006 "Oneonta Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Gladys Aspinwall TAMPA, Fla. ------Gladys Cook Aspinwall, 96, of Tampa, Fla., died Jan. 12, 2001,
at St. Joseph's John Knox Retirement Village in Tampa. She was born in Sidney, N.Y., the daughter of Leonard and Clara Ebert Daniels.
She was first married to Irvin Cook, in 1924. He died in 1964. She then married
Paul Aspinwall, in 1966. He died in 1985. Gladys retired to Zephyrhills, Fla.,
in 1956. Gladys is survived by one brother, Harry Daniels of Bainbridge, N.Y. She was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Carl and Elmer; and two sisters,
Hilda and Marion. Gladys was cremated in Florida and her cremains will be
interred at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, N.Y. in the spring of 2001,
when a graveside service will be held at the family's convenience.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Homes, Oneonta and Otego. N.Y. Contributed by Judy Morgan

November 1, 1946 The Otsego Farmer Infant Aspinwall The infant, born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aspinwall, October 21st
at Oneonta, died October 22nd. Burial was made October 24th
in the Westville cemetery. The sympathy of the community is
extended the young parents in the death of their only child.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Aspinwall of this place are the
grandparents and mrs. Cordelia Aspinwall and Charles Moore
are great grandparents. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Paul Dewey Aspinwall obit "The Daily Star", Oneonta, NY, Saturday, December 7, 1985 Paul Dewey Aspinwall Tampa, Fla-----Paul Dewey Aspinwall, 86, of Tampa, Fla, died Thursday, Dec 5,
at the John Knox Medical Center in Tampa. He was born Sept 29, 1899, in
Westville, the son of George and Cardelia (Ottaway) Aspinwall. He was first
married to Lina L. Robinson on Feb 5, 1923 in Westville. She died on Nov 4,
1964. He then married Gladys Daniels Cook, who survives, on Feb 12, 1966 in
Zephryhills, Fla. He worked for the Delaware and Hudson Railway for 45 years. He retired in
1964 as a foreman working with the airbrakes. He had lived in Westville and
Oneonta, until moving to Zephryhills, Fla., where he lived for 17 years. Due
to their health, the Aspinwalls moved to the John Knox Retirement Village in
Tampa, Fla., where they have lived since 1982. He was a member of the First
Christian Church of Zephryhills, Fla. where he was a past Elder. He was also
a member of the Railroad Brakemen Union and when he was in the Oneonta area.
He was very active in the Baptist Churches. Burial in the spring in Westville
Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Thursday, November 12, 1964 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Paul Aspinwall This community was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Paul
Aspinwall of Oneonta. Mrs. Aspinwall was born in Westville
and spent her girlhood days here. Contributed by Michele Culletto

obit "Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Nov 1, 2003 Velma A. Aspinwall MEXICO.......Velma A. Aspinwall, 88, a native of Oneonta, died Thursday,
Feb. 7, 2002, at her home in Mexico, N.Y. Daughter of the late John E. and Alma
Jane (Miner) Hay, Velma was employed in a defense plant in Oneonta during
World War II and married Charles G. Aspinwall on Aug. 17, 1941, in West Oneonta.
A member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, she was also a member and
matron of Victoria Chapter #205 OES, and a member and past president of Stone
David Post #384, American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived be her husband of 60 years, Charles G. Aspinwall; a
daughter, Alma Scaggs of Mexico; son, Wesley Aspinwall
of Epping,
N.H.; two brothers, Kendall E. Hay of Oneonta and Melville Hay
Schenectady; three grandchildren; and one great-grandcFriends may
call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Harter Funeral Home, 9
Washington Ave., Mexico. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 11,
at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Westville
Cemetery in Milford.

Thomas Andrews CHERRY VALLEY Thomas J. Andrews, 12, a seventh grade student in the
Cherry Valley Central School, died Tuesday, April 30 at Bassett
Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Troy on June 1, 1961, a son of Lawrence and Marcella
(Baldwin) Andrews. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Brook. He is survived by his parents of Cherry Valley RD2; three brothers,
Richard Joslin of Syracuse, Dwight Kelsey and David Andrews, both of
Cherry Valley RD2; his maternal grandparents, Lynn Baldwin of Oneonta
and Mrs. Esther Taylor of Syracuse; a niece and several aunts and
uncles. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ottman Funeral Home,
Cherry Valley, with the Rev. Lewis A. Knox, pastor of the United
Methodist Church, Pleasant Brook, officiating. Burial will be in the South Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening and Thursday
afternoon and evening. Contributed by Robert Baldwin

"The Richfield Mercury" newspaper June 1, 1961 edition (nee Katie Palmer born 2/23/1884
Springfield Center) VanHornesville Woman Found Drowned in Creek Mrs Dayton Armstrong, frail 77-year old woman who had been missing from her home in
VanHornesville for two days, was found dead Thursday afternoon in a small creek about
a mile from her home. The discovery of her body, face down in a small creek about a half mile north of
VanHornesville near Rte 80, by a Dominick LaGuardia, 53, of Sharon Springs, brought to an
end a search by more than 100 men, a helicopter and a blood-hound. Boy Scouts, members of
the VanHornesville, St Johnsville and Springfield fire departments joined the volunteers
in the search. Dr. C.C. Whittemore, Herkimer County coroner, ruled that Mrs Armstrong had
died from accidental drowning. Mrs Armstrong, 4 foot 10 inch woman, weighing only 80
pounds, had been ailing for some time. She was born in Springfield, Otsego County, daughter of William H. and Hannah VanBuren
Palmer. She attended Springfield schools and was graduated from Richfield Springs Teachers
Training School. She had taught in area schools. In 1906 she was united in marriage with
Dayton Armstrong and they have since resided on their farm near VanHornesville. She was
a member of the VanHornesville Methodist church and its W.S.C.S. Surviving is her husband
and one brother, Arthur Palmer of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Rev. Stanley Smith officiated
at her funeral on Saturday and burial was in VanHornesville Cemetery. Submitted by Judy Morgan

William Keyser Atchinson Jr. William Keyser Atchinson Jr., 73, passed away unexpectedly on
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in
Oneonta. He was born May 27, 1933, in Stamford, the son of William K. and
Ethel (Stickles) Atchinson. Bill married Joyce H. Roberts on Aug. 27, 1955, in Oneonta.
He was a graduate of Oneonta High School, class of 1951, Hartwick
College, class of 1955, and the Albany Law School, class of 1958.
Bill was the co-owner of Oneonta Agency and was a self-employed
attorney. He was a co-founder of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He
was a member of the Oneonta First Presbyterian Church, the Oneonta
Country Club where he was on the board of directors and the president
of the Men's Golf Association. He was a member of the Oneonta Elks
Club B.P.O.E. 1312, the Oneonta American Legion Post 259, Trout
Unlimited and Little Delaware Club. Bill originated and was a
director of the Coaches Club at Hartwick College. He was a former
member of the Hartwick College Alumni Board and Citizens Board. He
created and sponsored the Otsego County Amateur Golf Tournament, in
memory of his father, The Atchinson Cup. Bill also was the president
of Oneonta and Otsego County Bar Association and was an acting
Oneonta City Judge. Bill was an avid fisherman, hunter, bowler and golfer. He is survived by his wife, Joyce R. Atchinson, of Oneonta; three
children, William K. Atchinson III and his wife, Deborah, of
Scottsdale, Ariz., Robert Atchison and his wife, Michelle, of
Lexington, Mass., and Karen A. Hart and her husband, Kenneth, of
Oneonta; grandchildren, Sarah, Laura, Robert, Emily, Daniel,
Katherine and Christine; a sister, Barbara Atchinson Harrison, and
her husband, John Robert Harrison; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Richard B. Roberts and his
wife, Nancy C. Roberts. Friends may call Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 p.m. until the time of
the memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Oneonta First Presbyterian
Church, 296 Main St., with the Rev. Mark E. Montfort, pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in Oneonta Plains Cemetery at the convenience of
the family. Contributions may be made to the National Soccer Hall of Fame,
William K. Atchinson Jr. Fund, 18 Stadium Circle, Oneonta, NY 13820,
or to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 1 Birchwood
Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820. Condolences may be made to the family online at The Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home at 51 Dietz St., Oneonta,
is serving the family.

Carmela M. Aubrey Carmela M. Aubrey, 99, of Oneonta, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2006,
at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta. Carmela was born May 12, 1907, in Convela, Italy, the daughter of
Anthony and Maria (Francisco) Tartaglia. She came to America with
her mother, Maria, and her brother, Frank, from Italy in 1920 to
join her father, Antonio Cartaglia, in Troy. At 13, she worked as a sewing-machine operator for the Artistic Shirt
Company in Troy. She married Lawrence Aubrey in 1948, and the couple moved to
Schenectady where she lived until 2001, when she moved to the Fox
Nursing Home in Oneonta. She was a very active woman who loved gardening, cooking and sewing.
Her garden was a joy to her husband and family. She was an
exceptionally accomplished needle worker and created many
beauti-ful designs. She designed and sewed dresses for her
collection of more than 1,300 dolls. She was ad-mired for the
beautiful Victorian-style quilts she made. Her work was shown in Rockport, Maine, in 2002, at an exhibit that
ran for three months. She was thrilled so many people wanted to
see her work. She was a woman who created beauty all around her. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She is survived by her two nieces, Marion Grant and her husband,
Harry, of Rockport, Maine, and Dolores Bernier and her husband,
Milton Gross, of Steuben, Maine; three nephews, Joseph A. Bernier
and his wife, Lucy, and their children, Genevieve and Emily of
Oneonta, Francis Cartaglia of Massa-chusetts, and David Cartaglia
of Arizona; and her many friends at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
July 19, 2006, at St. Mary's Church, with the Reverend Victor
Owan officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady. Arrangement by Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta. Published in The Daily Star on 7/18/2006.

Mrs. Elizabeth Augur Hartwick – Mrs. Elizabeth Augur, 74, passed away Sunday afternoon at her home on Main Street. She had not been in good health For years and Dec. 30 she suffered A broken hip from which she never Fully recovered. Funeral services were held today From the home, the Rev. George F. Adams, pastor of the Hartwick Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Hartwick Cemetery beside her husband who died in 1914. Members of the Easter Star attended in a body and took charge of the services at the grave. She was born Feb 12, 1838, in the Town of Hartwick, the daughter of William and Elisabeth
Ann Barney. She moved to Otego when a small girl and returned to Hartwick at the time
of her marriage to Mr. Augur Dec 22, 1882. Mrs. Augur was a member of the Hartwick Baptist Church when coming to Hartwick. She was
also a member of the Orde3r of Eastern Star of Hartwick. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Daniel Birdsall, Chicago, ILL. And one brother, William
Barney of Otego. Published Tuesday July 21 1934

Mary W. Austin Mary W. Austin, 92, of Asheville, N.C., passed into the presence of
her Lord on Sept. 20, 2006, at Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C.
She was born March 20, 1914, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late
Lineon E. and Susan G. Wilder. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Austin Jr., of Asheville, N.C. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and D.A.R. Mary was a graduate of Syracuse University, a military wife of 25
years and an administrative employee at SUNY Oneonta, after which
she moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a camp owner and lifetime visitor to Arnold's Lake, Milford.
Mary moved to Asheville, N.C., in 1983, to be near her daughter,
Susan, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Austin Phillips.
She is survived by her son, Michael F. Austin of Asheville, N.C.;
and grandson Eric Austin of New York; granddaughter, Dawn Cooper
Holmberg, husband Dean Holmberg and great-grandson, Brantley
Holmberg of Zirconia, N.C.; granddaughter Carrie Cooper O'Brien
and husband Tim O'Brien; great-grandson Austin O'Brien and
great-granddaughter Alex O'Brien of Hendersonville, N.C. She is
also survived by her sister, Peggy Heisley; nephew Philip
Heisley, wife Lilia Heisley and great-nephew Brandon (Randy); and
niece Linda Heisley, all of Lemoyne, Pa.; nephew Jim Champlain
and wife Bobby, and their children, great-nieces Pat and Terry of
Milford; niece Ann Schiff of Philadelphia; and nephew, John
Bassett of Syracuse. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good News, care of
Dennis Bailey, 110 Maranatha Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Published in The Daily Star on 9/22/2006.

Richard C. Avery Richard C. Avery, 65, of Bainbridge, passed away unexpectedly
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson
City. He was born Nov. 4, 1941, son of the late Harold and Marie Avery, in
Otego. Richard was employed by the D&H and NYS&W railroads for 35 years. He
retired in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Buker) Avery, Bainbridge; his
daughters, Kathleen Frascatore, Unadilla, and Pamela Avery,
Oneonta; two grandchildren, Leonardo and Joelynn Frascatore;
stepsons, Michael Price, Bainbridge, Mark Price, Bozeman, Mont.,
Jeffery Price, New York City; brothers, Donald and Sarah Avery,
Otego, and David and Virginia Avery, North Carolina; sisters,
Dorothy Robinson, Bath, and Jackie Simmons, Oneonta. He was also predeceased by a brother, J. Lyndon Avery. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Emergency Squad. Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Published in The Daily Star on 1/29/2007.

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