Obituaries

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Otsego County, NY




George Gadsby 
The Morris Chronicle, June 14, 1871.
 
DIED.
 
In Butternuts, May 29th, Mr. George Gadsby, aged 72
years.


September 9, 1936 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Alida Gano The death of Mrs. Alida Ann Gano occurred Tuesday afternoon at
the home of her son, John Gano, ater several years of poor
health. Six weeks ago she was seriously ill with pneumonia
and never fully recovered. Mrs. Gano was born September 7th 1856, the daughter of John and
Clarissa (Magee) Nellis of Westford. Her entire life was
spent in Westford and on September 28th 1873, she married
Ralph gano. The Rev. Truman hall of westford Methodist
Church performed the ceremony. Mr. Gano died twelve years
ago. They owned and operated a farm in Westford for many years. To them were born three children, John Gano, Mrs. Martin
(Gertrude) Pickard and Mrs. John (Louisa) Lynes, who are
twins, all of Westford; seven grandchildren also survive,
Seth, Eva, and Esther Gano, Mrs. Jason Hilsinger and Mrs.
Frank Pearsall, Edwin and Margaret, Lynes, and ten great-
grandchildren. Mrs. Gano was a member of the Westford Methodist Church and Elk
Creek Grange. Funeral services which were largely attended,
were held at the home of her son, John Gano, Friday
afternoon, the Rev. F. B. Dodd officiating. Burial was made
in Elk Creek Cemetery. The array of beautiful flowers showed the esteem in which she was
held. Much sympathy is extended the bereaved family. Contributed by Michele Culletto


February 25, 1955 The Otsego Farmer Seth T. Gano Seth Gano, a former resident of Westville died at his home at
Belmont, Mass. On February 3, 1955. Mr. Gano was the brother
of the late Mrs. M. M. Jewell. Surviving are his wife, Adelaide and three daughters; also
several grandchildren, nephews and nieces from this
community. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Ella M. Gardner Oneonta Star Friday, 16 March 1956 Page 2 Mrs. Ella M. Gardner Mount Vision----Mrs. Ella May Gardner, 86, died at 4am Thursday at the home of her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gregory, Mount Vision RD 2, with whom
she had made her home 17 years. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at the Patterson Funeral Home, Hartwick.
The Rev. Louis Jones, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church, Mount Vision, will officiate. Burial will be later in Hartwick Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after
11am Friday. Mrs. Gardner was born March 23, 1869, in the town of Hartwick, daughter of James and
Frances (Gauge) Lyon. She was married to Dorr Gardner of Hartwick who died Oct. 20, 1940. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Surviving her in addition to Mrs. Gregory are a number of cousins, including Miss
Jessica Taber and Miss Grace Taber, both of West Oneonta. Also included are Mrs.
Emma Nelson and Miss Georgia Nelson, both of Binghamton and Mrs. James Houillihan,
West Burlington. Contributed by Hank Hardisty


Walter Gardner obit "The Daily Star" Dec 5, 2003, Oneonta, NY SPRINGFIELD CENTER----Mr. Walter P. Gardner, 100, of Andalusia,
Ala., formerly of Springfield Center, passed away Friday,
July 13, 2001. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law,
Helen and Charlie Harwell of Andalusia, Ala, son and
daughter-in-law, George and Lometa Gardner of Santec, Calif,
6 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great
-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha
Gardner; and granddaughter, Carolyn Alexander. Graveside
funeral and committal services will be held at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, July 21, 2001, in the Springfield Center Cemetery,
with Dan West officiating. Burial will follow in the
Springfield Center Cemetery. Local arrangements were
entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home of Cherry Valley. Contributed by Judy Morgan


H. Gatchell The Morris Chronicle, November 27, 1878 GATCHELL.- In Gilbertsville, Nov. 18th, H. Gatchell. An aged citizen. (page 3)


Cora Gates GATES: Monday afternoon the funeral services of Mrs. Cora Gates,
wife of Dr. E. E. Dye of Fly Creek, occurred in the Free
Baptist Church. Rev. W. C. Byer officiated on the sad
occasion. There was a large attendance of relatives and
friends who heartily sympathized with the afflicted relatives
in the loss of one who, less than two years since, went out
from her old home here as a bride to found a new home with
her husband make new friends. (June 27, 1891) Contributed by H. Geywit


obit "The Daily Star", Dec 20, 2002 Philip J. Garlick MILFORD CENTER Philip John Garlick, 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 18,
2002, at Bassett Healthcare after an extended illness. He was
born Aug. 30, 1930, in Milford, the son of Clark and Florence
(Palmer) Garlick. He married Jane Robinson April 1951, in
Worcester. A lifelong area resident, Philip worked for the
Oneonta School System as a steam fireman and later in the
maintenance department for many years retiring in 1986. He
enjoyed repairing electronics on the side as well as collecting
stamps. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and a history buff. Philip
was a member of the Oneonta Pool League, He is survived by his wife, Jane E. Garlick, of Milford Center; three
daughters and sons-in-law, Diana Lynn and Larry Covell of
Oneonta, Ann Garlick and John Branson of Cherry Valley, and Kim
and James McElroy of Otego; four grandchildren, Debbie and Tim
Baranska of Clayton, N.C., Dustin St. Onge of Otego and Ashley
and Heather White of Otego; a brother and sister-in-law, Stanley
and Margaret Garlick of Laurens; a sister-in-law, Eva (Robinson)
Galligan; and a brother-in-law, Richard Robinson. Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21,
2002, at 10 a.m. at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St.,
Oneonta, with the Rev. William Laing, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, Oneonta officiating. Calling hours will be offered on
Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the spring at the Milford Center Cemetery, Milford
Center. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Friday, November 20, 1936 The Otsego Farmer Fred Garlock Fred Garlock died at his home near this village on November 11th
and the funeral was held at the home Saturday afternoon, the
Rev. Charles M. Fulton of the Methodist church officiating
and the interment was in Lakeview cemetery [SHOULD READ
WESTVILLE CEMETERY. Mr. Garlock was the son of Jonas and
Sarah Salisbury Garlock and was born in Westville, N.Y.
August 17, 1860. For many years he was the driver of the
stage between Richfield Springs and Cherry Valley. He is
survived by one son, Darwin Garlock of Oxford; a step-
daughter Miss Katherine Whitney; a brother George Garlock of
Middlefield; a sister Mrs. Libbie Locke of Midlefield and by
several grandchildren. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Veva Gerhardt At Utica Nov 4 1942, Veva Miller, wife of Norman Gerhardt of
Unadilla Forks, NY, in her 49th year. Funeral wervices will
be conducted from teh Wilcox Funeral Home, West Winfield,
tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 pm. Friends are invited and may
call at the Funeral HOme at their convenience. Submitted by Shirley Becker


Benjamin Getchell GETCHELL: Feb. 11th, 1886 (Richfield): The village was greatly
startled this forenoon by the announcement that Mr. Benjamin
Getchell, who resides on Elm Street had dropped dead. But a
short time before the sad event, Mr. Getchell called at
Storer's book store, got his paper, spoke a few words to his
son Frank, who works in the store, walked to his home and
expired a few moments after reaching there. He was quite an
old man and in rather feeble health. He leaves a wife and
two sons, Frank B., a clerk in Storer's store and Charles D.,
who is now at work in Sherburne in a coal office. Contributed by H. Geywit


obit 3/16/1922, "Oneonta Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Eliza Dingman Getman Hartwick---March 15-----Eliza Dingman Getman died today at 2 p.m. at her home, 2 1/2
miles from this village on Burlington Rd, of pneumonia. Last week she attended the
funeral of her late brother-in-law John Cox, and soon after was taken ill. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J.A. Dillon of Christ Church
officiating. Interment will be in Hartwick Cemetery. She was the daughter of
Benjamin Dingman & Arminda NewKirk and was born 4/21/1851. Most of her life was
passed here. She was 1 of 13 children. Surviving are her husband, a son George, a
brother Marcena Dingman, Utica, 1 sister, Mrs John Cox, and a foster son Hermon
Dietz. Contributed by Judy Morgan


George Getman obit 6/27/1963, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY George Getman, 87, of Burlington, died Sunday June 23 at the Otsego Co. Infirmary.
Funeral services were conducted June 26 from the Patterson Funeral Home with Rev.
Joseph McDonald of the Hartwick Christian Church officiating. Burial was in Hartwick
Cemetery. He was born 9/9/1876 in Springfield, a son of Horace & Eliza Dingman
Getman. He never married. Survivors include several cousins. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Urean Getman GETMAN: At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Llewellyn,
in Richfield Springs, May 7, 1892, Mrs. Urean Getman, in the
92nd year of her age. Contributed by H. Geywit


Nicholas Ginter GINTER: In Springfield, May 27, 1880, Nicholas Ginter in the
96th year of his age Contributed by H. Geywit


Otsego Farmer Charles Henry Green Charles Henry Green, eldest son of Rhinaldo and Martha
Chamberlain Green, was born in the town of Westford, July 16
1858, and died at his home between Westford and Elk Creek on
Tuesday, May 3rd, 1904. He had six brothers and sisters,
five of whom, with his parents, are living; Frank L. Green,
of Westville; Flora H. , wife of Thomas Howley, of Elk Creek;
Miss Jennie M. Green, of Oneonta; Jessie A., wife of the Rev.
Frank Spooner, of Weston, Mich.; and Alma C., wife of Roy
Kelly, of Eaton, N.Y. He was married November 30th, 1881, to Fanny Eldora Willsey.
Five children were born to them, Rhinaldo Johnathan, Ray
Ernest, Seth Avery, and Ethelyn. Seth Avery died April 13,
1890, aged 18 months. The other children with their mother
survive. Mr. Green was in apparently good healgh until
February 24th last, when he suddenly began to vomit blood,
and he died at stated of hemorrhage of the walls of the
stomach. Mr Green united with the Elk Creek M.E. Church July 3rd, 1887.
He took an active interest in the church music and in the
work of the Sunday school, and at the time of his decease was
a member of the Board of Stewards of the Church. The very
last time that he attended a public gathering was on the day
before his sickness commenced, when he sang at a funeral held
in Elk Creek Church. He held various public offices in the
town being highway commissioner in 1886, and was again
elected to the same office in 1903. He was also for some
time a justice of the peace. He was a third degree Mason and
a member of the Schenevus Valley Lodge of Free and Accepted
Masons. He likewise held membership in the local grange and
the Pamona grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, and in the
Westford tent of the K.O.T.M. The funeral will be held on this Thursday at the Elk Creek M.E.
Church, the services being in charge of the Rev. Albert
Clarke. Burial with Masonic rites in Elk Creek Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto


May 14, 2001 The Daily Star, Oneonta Mildred O. Green WESTVILLE Mildred O. Green, 96, of Westville, died peacefully
at her home on Saturday, May 12, 2001. She was born in
Cooperstown on Jan. 5, 1905, a daughter of Edward and Attie
(Osborn) Ottaway. Mildred graduated from the Cooperstown
High School Class of 1923, and then from the Mildred Elley
Secretarial School. She worked for the Farm Bureau for
several years after her schooling. She married Ambrose Green
on Sept. 18, 1926. He predeceased her April 9, 1973. Mildred
was a member of the Westville Home Bureau, a 75-year member
of the Westville Grange, the Cherry Valley Eastern Star, the
Cherry Valley Rebecca Lodge, the Westville Wednesday Girls
and the Westville Baptist Church until it closed. She
attended the Westville United Methodist Church. Millie was
an avid knitter, enjoyed crocheting and was an accomplished
seamstress. She was a devoted wife and mother and dedicated
her life to her family. She is survived by two sons and
daughters-in-law, Frank and Margaret Green of Westville, and
Ward and Carol Green of Westville; a daughter and son-in-law,
Janis and Donald Thorn of Manchester; seven grandchildren,
Craig Green and his wife, Stephanie of Hopkinton, N.H., Kevin
Green and his wife, Cindy of Rutland, Vt., Keith Green and
his wife, Stephanie of Omaha, Neb., Kelly Riehm and her
husband, George of New Fairfield, Conn., Nicholas Green and
his wife, Kerstin of Westville, Brian Thorn and his wife,
Judy of Rush, and Mark Thorn and his wife, Diane of Victor;
seven great-grandchildren, Kaci Green of Rutland, Vt.,
Michael Paul of Rush, Dominick Green of Westville, Sabastian
Green of Westville, Francesca Green of Westville, Zoe Green
of Westville, and Jamie Thorn of Victor. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 1 p.m.
at the Westville United Methodist Church in Westville, with
the Rev. Shirley Tabor officiating. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.
Burial will follow at Westville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of
memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice
and Palliative Care Inc., 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh
Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Schenevus Free Press dated Wednesday,August 1,1900 Obituary- Curtis Griffin This community was shocked last Friday afternoon when it was announced that Curtis
Griffin had suddenly died at Elk Creek. Mr. Griffin was working for R.F. Hubbard,
and shortly after dinner he pitched off a load of hay, and took his scythe to do
some mowing around the trees in an orchard. He was absent nearly half an hour and
Mr. Hubbard, not seeing him, walked to the place where he was supposed to be at work.
When he reached the spot he found Mr. Griffin lying face down upon his scythe, inflicted
a deep cut in his face, and upon investigation found that he was dead. Help was immediately
summoned and the coronor ,Sloan , of Westford soon arrived. An examination was held and
the doctors not being positive of the cause of his death, had him removed to his late home.
Saturday an autopsy was held at 10 AM by Drs. W. J. Whiteford and E.E. Hughton and it was
decided that death was due to a disease of the kidneys. Mr. Griffin was a kind and obliging neighbor, ever ready to assist in time of need and
suffering. A just and upright man and one who will be greatly missed by the entire
community. He leaves a wife and two sons, Rex and Carl, two sisters, Mrs. Drake, who resides in the
West, and Mrs. Belle Russlyn of New York, besides a host of friends who mourn his
untimely death. The funeral was held at his home Sunday at two o'clock. Harry Pool of Middlefield read the
eulogy. The beautiful casket bedecked with many flowers was borne to it's last resting place by W.D.
Chase, Arthur Hughs, Harry French, G.W.Chase, Arthur Stillwell and Thomas Howley. Submitted by Ronald E. Griffin


W. D. Griffin GRIFFIN, W. D. 0 1893: W. D. Griffin has gone home. In the
humble walks of like it is given few men to so faithfully and
commendable fulfill their life mission. His departure leaves
a void not only in the hearts of those who loved him most -
in the church and in the social circle, but in his extensive
business relations, which will be hard to fill; as his
painstaking thoughtfulness, his fullness of purpose and
entire devotion to duty characterized his every word and
deed. Appeals to him for counsel, sympathy or assistance
were not in vain and his determined efforts to protect the
rights of those for whom he labored were fully recognized.
The following facts relating to his ancestry were never
repeated by him to friend or historian, but are from
manuscript in the possession of parties unknown to him. Away
back in the seventeenth century his ancestor - William
Campbell, of Campbelltown in Argyieshire, Baron of
Auchinbreck, was among those driven out of Scotland in 1685
by religious persecutions and located in historic Londonderry
in Ireland where he died after the siege. His descendants
emigrated with the little band which, landing in America in
1728, after sojourning for a time in Boston, founded
Londonderry in New Hampshire in 1733 from which in 1742 they
emigrated to Otsego county and became pioneers of Cherry
Valley. The Campbells are a well-known clan and did valiant
service in the Tryon county militia during the troublesome
times which followed. Margaret, the infant daughter of
Lieut. John Campbell, whose life at the time of the massacre
was spared by the compassion of Brant, became the wife of
Joshua Griffin and in later years was a devoted grandmother
to the fatherless boy whom she cared for as her own and who
was laid to rest with her and the rest of his kindred near
the little chapel in Little Lakes, Monday afternoon. A
lifelong friend standing by his bier, testified to his
devoted Christian life in his earliest manhood, since which
he has always "Kept the faith." His entire life demonstrated the fact that "the steps of a
good man are ordered by the Lord." His funeral service was
conducted by Rev. S. V. V. Holmes. The casket was surrounded
by flowers grouped by loving friends and was decorated with
massive palms emblematical of his victorious efforts to live
a blameless life. The casket was borne away by his fellow
officers in the church. He leaves an aged wife and a son in
this place and one daughter, Mrs. M. M. Hatch of South
Columbia. Contributed by H. Geywit


OTEGO---Jean Louise Hamilton, 56, of Otego passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct 13,, 2005, at A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta. She was born Oct. 31, 1948, in Oneonta, the daughter of Robert & Aleen Widger Sommer. On June 27, 1970, Jean married Richard Hamilton in Otego. Jean was the manager of the Photo Lab at Eckert Drug Store in Oneonta. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and tending to flowers and plants. But most of all, Jean loved spending time with her family. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Richard Hamilton, of Otego; her two sons, Eric (Jaime Sweeney) Hamilton of North Adams, MA., and Adam (Tanya) Hamilton of Schenevus, her grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Hamilton of Schenevus; her brother, Michael (Betty) Sommer of Maryland; her sisters, Judy (Hank) Moyer of Tennessee and Dollie (Ron) Baldwin of South Carolina; her aunts and uncles, Lana and Jim Sommer of Oneonta; Doris and Leon Hume of Oneonta and June and Larry Cornell of Kentucky; her mother-in-law, Marietta McGill, of Deposit; her brother's-in-law, Donal;d and Pat Hamilton of Troy; Jim and Dierdre Hamilton of Wells Bridge and Barry Hamilton of North Carolina; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday, Oct. 17, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 34 River St. Otego, with the Rev. Randolph Palada, pastor of the Gilbertsville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bundy Cemetery, Otego. Calling hours will be from 6-8 pm Sunday, Oct 16, at the funeral home. Submitted by Carol MacPherson Typed by Annette Campbell


Edna F. Harrison The Daily Star 5/23/2008 Edna F. Harrison COOPERSTOWN _ A graveside service of committal and burial for
Edna F. Harrison, 89, who died Dec. 15, 2007, will be
conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in the Westville
Cemetery with the Rev. Patricia L. Schick, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, officiating.
Arrangements are under the supervision of Tillapaugh Funeral
Service, Cooperstown and Milford. The Daily Star 12/28/2007 Edna F. Harrison COOPERSTOWN _ Edna F. Harrison, 89, of Cooperstown, died
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in Nebraska.
Arrangements are pending with Tillapaugh Funeral Service of
Cooperstown and Milford. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Friday, November 6, 1936 The Otsego Farmer Henry Hart The death of Henry Hart occurred Sunday morning at Peoria, Ill.,
where he went some time ago to make his home with his younger
brother, Richard Hart. His death occurred at the home of his
uncle, John Hart, three months following that of his mother,
Mrs. Maude Hart. Other relatives surviving are his sisters,
Louise Hart and Arlene Hart, who are at the St. Christina
School. H has two aunts and two uncles, Ellsworth Gray and
Irene Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Very and several cousins,
Dorothy and Robert Very of Oneonta, Mrs. Gladys Austin of
Phoenix, Miss Kathryn, Robert, Marjorie, Lawrence, Mary, and
Connie Gray children of Mrs. Ruth Gray all of Cooperstown;
several great aunts and uncles and other relatives residing
in Cooperstown, Schenectady and Poughkeepsie. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, the
Rev. Father Jackson L. Cole officiating. Burial was made at
Hartwick Seminary, beside the grave of his mother Mrs. Maude
Hart. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Ida Hart obit "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY, Nov 1, 1940 Mrs Ida (Palmer) Hart, who used to live in this vicinity but
later made her home in Ilion, died last week at the Utica
Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. Mrs
Hart was born Sept 18, 1871, a daughter of William and Hannah
VanDeusen (s/b VanBuren) of Cherry Valley. Mrs Hart was
twice married. The second time 19 years ago to Fred Hart,
who survives. Also surviving are one son, William Moore, a sister Mrs Dayton
Armstrong, VanHornesville, a brother, Arthur Palmer of
Newport, 2 grandchildren, one in the US Army. She was a
member of the Baptist Church of Springfield Center. The
funeral was held on Thursday at Herkimer with Rev. Edward V.
Winder of Herkimer Baptist Church officiating. Burial in
Springfield Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


EDMOND HATHAWAY January 1, 1936 Edmond Hathaway--After an illness of almost four weeks, due to a general break down as a result of his advanced age, Edmond Hathaway died Friday night, January 1st, at 11:30 o'clock. He was in his 83rd year and was one of the town's oldest men. He was born on the place where he died. In 1854, he married Parizade V. Smith, who died in 1889. Soon after his marriage he located in Illinois where he prospered as a farmer. In 1879, his father, Lysander Hathaway, being in advanced years, he moved back to his old home here. When a young man he was a student at the Delaware Literary Institute under professor Kerr. He took an active interest in all important questions of the day and spent much of his time in the study of good literature and often contributed to papers in this locality, including the RURAL TIMES. He was a kind obliging neighbor and his familiar countenance and genial ways will be missed by many friends. He left no near relatives and was cared for in his last days by George Davis and wife. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his late home, Rev. R. F. Lesh of the Methodist church of Otego officiating. He was buried in the Otsdawa cemetery by the side of his wife. Submitted by Carol MacPherson Typed by Annette Campbell


Jacob Hawver The Morris Chronicle, December 31, 1879, Vol. XII, No. 47, Whole No. 667. BURNED TO DEATH.- A disasterous fire occurred in the outskirts of Cherry Valley, on Sunday night, Dec. 21st, at about 4 o'clock. A small dwelling house, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hawver, aged respectively 86 and 81 years, was burned to the ground, and Mr. H. was burned to death in it. His body was burned to a crisp, nothing being left but a few bones. Mrs. Hawver was awakened by the flames but was unable to arouse Mr. Hawver, he probably being suffocated at the time. She escaped and walked with nothing on but her night clothes, and they badly burned, to the residence of her son, Mr. Jas. Hawver, a distance of about twenty rods.- The thermometer at the time was below zero. Her feet and hands were frozen. Her recovery from the effect of the exposure and excitement is doubtful. Only two persons reached the scene before the house was burned down, and they too late to do any good.- The fire is supposed to have originated in a pan of hot ashes in the woodshed.- Cherry Valley Gazette. (page 3)


Robert Haynes The Morris Chronicle, Nov. 20, 1878. HAYNES.- In Butternuts, Sunday, Oct. 27, after a painful illness, Robert M. Haynes, aged 37 years and 4 months. (page 3)


obit Feb 2000 "the Daily Star" Helen Hildebrandt COOPERSTOWN Helen Hildebrandt of Lakeview Drive, Cooperstown,
passed away Jan. 31, 2000, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. Mrs.
Hildebrandt was born in Laurel Hill, the daughter of Maurice and
Winifred (Haron) Dalton. She is a graduate of Hunter College with an undergraduate degree in
chemistry and received her graduate degree from Columbia
University. On July 19, 1933, she was married to Richard E.
Hildebrandt. She was a teacher and elementary school principal of
PS 61. After their retirement, they enjoyed traveling,
especially to Bermuda. Mrs. Hildebrandt is survived by her husband; four grandchildren,
Kristin E. and Marlon A. Shield of Glastonbury, Conn., Valerie
Jeanne and Brian Maitland of Windsor, Conn., Richard E. and Paula
V. Erickson of South Glastonbury, Conn., and David J. Erickson of
Newport; and seven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her
only child, Valerie H. Erickson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. It is suggested that
those who wish may send contributions to the MS Society, 1155
Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, Conn. 06109. Contributed by Judy Morgan


obit Oct 2003 "the Daily Star" Marjorie (Dolly) L. Hildenbrand MIDDLEFIELD Mrs. Marjorie (Dolly) L. Hildenbrand, 75, passed away
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at her home. She was born April 19, 1928, in
Catskill, the daughter of Herbert C. and Annabell (Pond) Plankenhorn. On Nov. 19, 1946, she married John Hildenbrand in Westville. He
predeceased her Oct. 15, 1992. She moved to Middlefield at the age of 4 in
1932, where she remained a lifelong resident. She worked for many years
as a waitress and retail clerk at businesses in the Cooperstown area. She
left her trademark over many years by wallpapering numerous residences
and commercial buildings throughout the Otsego area. She was elected Town Clerk and Tax Collector for the Town of Middlefield
for over 25 years, retiring in January 2001. Even though hours of operation
were posted, her doors were always open to serve the public. She received a
Public Service Award in 2000 from the League of Women Voters, Cooperstown
Area. With her husband, John, they opened the Pick-Up Grocery Store in 1982,
closing the last grocery store to be operated in the Township of Middlefield
in 1992, at the time of John's death. Dolly was a forming member of the Middlefield
VFD Auxiliary in 1955, and a lifelong member of the Middlefield Baptist
Church, Middlefield. Survivors include three sons, William and his wife, Brenda of Pollocksville,
N.C., Bruce and his wife, Deborah of Milford, and Brian and his wife,
Louise of Severn, Md.; a daughter, Melinda Christman and her husband,
Alan of Westford; a sister, Marguerite Roberts of Saugerties; three aunts;
10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she
was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Kathleen (Kitty) Bridger and
Betty Lowe. Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct.
4, 2003, at 3 p.m. in the Middlefield Cemetery, Middlefield, with the Rev.
Ron Fralick officiating. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, expressions
of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Catskill Area Hospice and
Palliative Care Inc., 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820 or the Middlefield
Cemetery Association, care of Harriet Bogardus, 100 Rezen Road, Roseboom,
NY 13450. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home,
Cherry Valley. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Hiram C. Hinds HINDS: HIram C. Hinds, brother of E. A. Hinds of this village
died in San Francisco, Dec. 7th (1896) of consumption . He
was born in the town of Otsego, June 17, 1843. He enlisted
early in the spring of 1861 in the 78th N.Y. Vol. Infantry
and served three years as Orderly Sergeant of Co. A. and re-
enlisted, was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville and confined
in Libby Prison at Richmond, Va., was exchanged and joined
his regiment in Hookers Corps. , took part in the battle of
Lookout Mountain, "Above the Clouds", was again taken
prisoner near Atlanta, Ga., and confined successively in
Andresonville, Charleston, Columbia and Raleigh. He
participated in the battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburgh,
Chancelorsville, Anteitam, Gettysburg and many minor
engagements. He was with Pope during the Peninsular Campaign
and with Banks during his famous retreat. After the war he
returned to Richfield Springs, was married to Emma, second
daughter of R. Buchanan and engaged in the clothing business;
in Nov. 1869 he removed to San Francisco, Cal., where he has
since resided. He was made a Master Mason in Richfield
Springs Lodge 482, May 4th, 1865, was exalted to the degree
of Royal Arch Mason in Richfield springs Chapter in Nov.
1872. He leaves a wife and daughter, aged sixteen and son,
aged fourteen. Contributed by H. Geywit


Ada Dingman Hoke obit Thursday, 3/26/1964, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Ada Dingman Hoke, 92, former Jordanville resident and widow of Orville Hoke, died
Thursday, March 19 at the Old Ladies Home, Mohawk where she lived since 1958. She
was born in VanHornesville, and attended Oneonta State Teachers College. She was a
teacher in the Richfield Springs area for many years, and was also employed as the
Jordanvile Librarian before moving to Mohawk. The funeral will be Saturday at the
Old Ladies Home with Rev. Harry Kemp, pastor of Jordanville Federated Church,
officiating. Several cousins survive. Burial in Springfield Center Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Jonas Hoke The Morris Chronicle, May 1, 1878, Vol. XII, No. 12, Whole No. 580. April 27.- In Morris, Mr. Jonas Hoke, aged 71 years. Funeral at the Baptist
Church this Tuesday afternoon. (page 3) The Morris Chronicle, May 1, 1878, Vol. XII, No. 12, Whole No. 580. JONAS HOKE, an aged citizen of this village, died last Saturday. Mr. Hoke has resided in this village quite a number of years, having removed here from the northern part of the county. He was an honest man and respected by his townsmen. Poor in this world's goods, he had an abundance of treasure in the Messiah's city of eternal rest. (page 3) April 27.- In Morris, Mr. Jonas Hoke, aged 71 years. Funeral at the Baptist Church this Tuesday afternoon. (page 3)


Orville J. Hoke obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Jan 14, 1954 Orville J. Hoke, 81, retired farmer, died Tuesday Jan 12, 1954 in Jordanville from an illness of several weeks. He was born April 7, 1872 in Warren to Solomon and Catherine Walter Hoke. He married Ada Dingman Aug 22, 1900 in Cherry Valley. Surviving besides his wife are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2pm on Friday at the Jordanville Baptist Church. Burial in Springfield Center Cemetery in the spring. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Eva Holbrook Mrs. Eva Holbrook, wife of Virgil Holbrook, died at their home on the Otsdawa Tuesday morning at 10:30. She had been in poor health for several years suffering from rheumatism and Bright's disease, but only confined to bed for two weeks. Eva DECKER was born February 10, 1878, in Red Falls, but moved to Morris when six years old. Since that time, Morris and Otsdawa had always been her home. May 11, 1895, she married Mr. Holbrook of Otsdawa. Of this union four children were born, Mrs. Herbert Anthony of New Berlin, Mrs. Arthur Day of Unadilla, Mrs. Beatrice Hopkins of Otego and Thomas Holbrook of near Davenport. Mrs. Holbrook is survived by her husband and four children; six grand children; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Harris of Fabius, and one brother, Charles DECKER, of Edmeston, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the Otsdawa Baptist church and always a willing worker when her health permitted. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm at the home of John Holbrook and burial was in the Otsdawa Cemetery. Submitted by Carol MacPherson Typed by Annette Campbell


Robert L. Holbrook OTEGO Robert L. Holbrook, 89, of Otego, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Albany Medical
Center in Albany, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sept. 16, 2001. He was born July 25, 1912, in Otego, son of Charles Otis and Euphamia (Thayer) Holbrook. He married Anne M. Holbrook, who died Aug. 28, 2001. Mr. Holbook in his earlier years was employed with Clyde Utter Electric in Oneonta and
was also a self-employed electrical and plumbing contractor. In 1945, he started
employment with the Otsego County Highway Department as foreman, a position he held for
27 years retiring in 1982. Mr. Holbrook was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by four children Claude (Bob) and his wife, Hilda Holbrook, of West
Oneonta, Eugene L. and his wife, Rosemary Holbrook, of Otego, Roberta and her husband,
Kenneth Constable, of Guilford and Ernest J. Holbrook of Otego; 12 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; several nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by four sisters and one brother, Vida Pearl Locke, Edith Fuller,
Hazel (Beth) Card, Laura (Blanche) Holbrook and Ceylon Holbrook. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at the Lewis-Hurley
Funeral Home in Oneonta with the Rev. Stephen Fornier, pastor of the Milford Center
Community Bible Church. Burial will follow in the Otsdawa Cemetery in Otego. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will
be in attendance. Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home in Oneonta.


Donald H. Holden Sr. Donald Hugh Holden Sr., 60, of Oneonta, passed away suddenly Sunday,
April 29, 2007. Born Sept. 14, 1946, in Oneonta, he was the son of
Hubert and Lois (Gardner) Holden. He attended Oneonta city schools and was a city resident for most of
his life, with the exception of a few years when he resided in
Schenectady. Don worked for Oneonta Oil and Fuel Company, Gardner Plumbing and
most recently Riddell Brothers, where he worked until retirement. He
also previously served with the city of Oneonta Fire Department as a
part-time/call fireman and as a referee for Oneonta Pee Wee Football. Don is survived by his son, Donald Holden Jr., and his companion, Ann
Frear, of Oneonta; his daughter, Christine Ahearn, of Arizona; four
grandchildren, Susan Ahearn of Oneonta, Michael Ahearn of Arizona,
Thane Weigl (mother, Theresa Weigl) of Laurens, and Donald R. Holden
of Oneonta; the children he raised and thought of as his own, David,
Colleen and Brian Kinderman; his mother, Lois (Gardner) Holden, of
Oneonta; his sister, Mary Jane Harrington, of Oneonta, his nephew and
his wife and daughter, Scott, Kerri and Meghan Harrington of Oneonta,
and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tom and Dorcus Ross of
Oneonta, and their son, David Ross. He is also survived by several
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Hubert Holden; his brother-in-law,
Stanley Harrington; and his nephew, Steven Harrington. Family will receive friends at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main
St., Oneonta on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Fireman's
Service being held at 6:15 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 4, at 1 p.m. in the
Oneonta Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Jay Henderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Oneonta
Fire Department Emergency Rescue Fund, 79-81 Main St., Oneonta, NY
13820 or to the Steven D. Harrington Scholarship Fund, 180 River St.,
Oneonta, NY 13820. To make online condolences or to light a candle in Don's memory,
visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bookhout Funeral Home,
Oneonta.


John Elmer Holiday, 75, of Cooperstown, Passes Cooperstown, July 9 John Elmer Holiday, 75, of this village died
shortly before noon today at the home of his niece, Mrs. John
Kniffen, in Worcester, where he has made his home during the last
year. Pneumonia developing from a severe cold contracted two weeks
ago, caused his death, although he had been in declining health for
several months. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
of his son, George W. Holiday, in Cooperstown. Rev. Wilbur C. Dodge,
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church here, will officiate.
Interment will be in the family plot in Westville cemetary. Mr. Holiday was born in the town of Middlefield, July 22, 1860, a son
of John and Elizabeth (Page) Holiday. He lived for 50 years in
Middlefield, where he was a successful farmer. At his retirement in
1911, he established his home in this village. November 25, 1885, he was married to Miss Harriett Wilber of
Westville. She survives with one son, George W. Holiday and two
sisters, Mrs. Helen Davis of Worcester and Mrs. David Diefendorf of
34 Elm street, Oneonta; a brother, James Holiday of Woodstock, Ill.,
and three grandchildren, Edna, Leslie and Wilber Holiday, all of
Cooperstown. An only daughter, Mrs. Orrie Holiday Robinson, died in
1920. Contributed by Robert Baldwin


The Otsego Farmer Thursday, November 21, 1963 OBITUARY BRILL F. HOOKER Brill F. Hooker, aged 86, of Westville, died Monday, November 18,
in his home after a brief illness. He was born February 18, 1877, on Hooker Mountain, Town of
Maryland, the son of Edmund and Catherine (Marble) Hooker. He
married Gertrude Brown of Sidney, November 30, 1904, in
Sidney. Mr. Hooker was a farmer in the Westville area all his life before
retiring in 1949. He was a member of the Westville Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Butler of
Westville; a niece, Mrs. Leo Putnam of Cherry Valley; four
cousins, Mrs. Grace Butler of Cobleskill, Miss Anna Belle
Seaver of Oneonta; Ellond Marble of Portlandville, and Harold
Marble of Schenevus, and several grand-nieces and grand-
nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. on Wednesday, November
20, from the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Milford, with the
Rev. Philip Pitcher, pastor of the Westville Methodist
Church, officiating. Burial will be in Westville Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Emma Dingman Hopkinson obit - South Columbia, Herkimer Co, NY, April 30, 1906 Mrs William J. Hopkinson (Emma Dingman) Passes Away After Few Hours' Illness
Born in Otsego Co. Death has removed one who until recently bid fair to attain extreme old age, but Bright's
disease fastened itself upon her, and in spite of vigorous medical treatment the
certain result came quickly. Sunday afternoon, while conversing with her husband and
friends, Emma Dingman, wife of William J. Hopkinson, became unconscious about 2:20
o'clock. Her children immediately wired of her condition, but she passed beyond at 7
p.m. before the nearest could reach her bedside. She was one of a large family of brothers and sisters, and was born at Hartwick, June 3,
1844, where she passed her early life. She married Charles Willsey, and has a
daughter, Mrs Glendora Skinner, of this town. Mr Willsey died, and later she became
the wife of W.J. Hopkinson, and three of their children survive her. Olin J., who
has a position in New York, and the Misses Mabel and Alice, who are teaching in their
mother's native town, and who reached their saddened home later in the evening.
Funeral services will be held at her late home Wednesday at 1 p.m. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Olen J. Hopkinson obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", 12/15/1970 Olen J. Hopkinson of South Columbia, died 12/13 in the Wilcox Nursing Home in Cherry
Valley after an illness of 4 days. He was born 1/1/1884 in Columbia, a son of
William & Emma Eckler (should be Dingman) Hopkins. He graduated from Richfield
Springs High School and Albany Business College. He was a retired accountant and
bank examiner and worked for a number of years in Argentina, South America. He was
active in local politics. He married Greta Ames of Monticello who died 3/5/1969.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, New
Hartford. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Obituary The Otsego Farmer Dated: Friday, May 15, 1931 Charles Harrington The funeral of Charles Harrington who died at the Otsego County
Home, Sunday, May 3, was held from the home of Adelbert
Moffatt, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. C.E. Vermilya of
Morris officiated. Interment was made in the Lena Cemetery. The deceased was born in the town of Warren, January 6, 1847, but
most of his life was passed in New Lisbon and vicinity. In
1875, he married Jane Telford, aho is the only surviving
relatives. Mrs. Harrington has been for some time resided
with her neice, Mrs. Moffatt. Contributed by Lori Driver.


Obituary The Utica Morning Herald Dated: Monday, April 4, 1881 Haskell Harrington Haskell Harrington of Garrattsville, was buried the other day. On
the evening before the funeral the grief-strcken widow
attempted to take he rown life by choking with a shawl. When
found, life was nearly extimct. It is questionable is she
will recover. Contributed by Lori Driver


Obituary The Otsego Farmer Dated: Friday, March 20, 1936 Mrs. Jane Harrington The death of Mrs. Jane Harrington occurred Saturday at the home
of her neice, Mrs. Adelbert Moffatt with whom she had resided
for about five years and who tenderly cared for her. She was
born in Scotland, March 29, 1851, daughter of William and
Jeanette ( Armstrong) Telford, and came to this country when
about five years old. Her parents settled in the town of
Burlington. She married Charles Harrington who died five years ago. The most
of her married life was spent in the towns of Burlington and
Laurens. She was a home loving, hard working woman who made
many friends. The funeral was held Tuesday from the home of her neice, Mrs.
Moffatt, the Rev. C.E. Vermilya, pastor of the M.E. Church
officiating, with burial in the Lena Cemetery. She is
survived by three neices and two nephews. Contributed by Lori Driver


Ella May Harrington House obit 3/7/1957, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Mrs Ella May Harrington House, 78, died 3/1/1957 at her home after an illness of 4 years.
She was born 7/2/1878 in Hartwick, the daughter of Lafayette & Ellen Hall Harrington.
She married Eugene House 8/24/1902 in Hartwick. He died in 1940. Survivors include 2 sons, Howard G. and Harold L., both of Burlington, and 4
grandchildren. Funeral was Sunday March 3 from the Houk-Johnson Funeral Home,
Edmeston. Burial in Burlington Green Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Margaret Blanche Quinn House NEWSPAPER OBITUARY December 21,1950 Evening Telegram Herkimer, New York Mrs. Margaret House Dies At Home In Mohawk - MOHAWK - Mrs. Margaret House, 76, widow of William House, Columbia St., died
yesterday in her home after a short illness. She was born December 6, 1874,
in Richfield Springs, a daughter of Henry and Margaret McIntosh Quinn. Her
marriage to Mr. House took place in Little Falls on January 2, 1892. Mr.
House died in 1933. She was a member of the Richfield Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. House leaves three daughters, Mrs. Wesley Cristman and Mrs. Kenneth
Barringer, this village, and Mrs. Ernest Eggliston, Richfield Springs; three
sons, Charles, Richfield Springs; Edward, Utica; and Franklin, Ilion; one brother,
Henry Quinn, Laurens, New York; one sister, Mrs. Miranda Rose, this village;
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m.!
Saturday from the McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs, with the Rev. Frederick
Fraser, officiating. Burial will be in Jordanville in the spring. Contributed by: C.A. Quinn


Norris Howland obit Dec 14, 1962 - Unadilla, Otsego Co, NY UNADILLA. - Norris Wiliams Howland, died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the home of his
son, William Howland, in Sand Hill (Unadilla, R.D.). He had been in failing
health for some time. Mr. Howland was 79 years old. He was born in Walton, Feb. 28, 1883, the son of William M. (s/b P.) and Rachel
(Houck) (s/b Luscomb) Howland. He married Cynthia Niles about 1907. A
foundryman by trade, he had lived in Margaretville until last April when he
came to Sand Hill to make his home with his son. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Order of Redmen. Surviving
besides his son are a daughter, Mrs. Lucia Letterer of Binghamton; a half
brother, Dwight Howland of St. Cloud, Fla. Funeral services were held at 1 Saturday at the Bailey Funeral home in Otego,
Rev. Homer Wetherbee of West Oneonta Baptist church officiating. The place
of burial is West Oneonta cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Arthur Hughes obit Dec 3, 1948 "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Arthur Hughes, age 81, died Sunday afternoon after a lingering
illness. Funeral services were conducted at Tilapaugh's
Funeral Home by Rev Lynn Brown of Schenevus Methodist Church. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Worcester.
Surviving are his wife, three half-sisters, Mrs Sarah
Omorrow? of New York City, Mrs William Beam, Binghamton, Mrs
Bruce Sperry, Worcester, a 1/2 brother Sylvester Hughes of
Oneonta, and 9 grandchildren. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Sarah Clendening Hughes obit Jan 26, 1923 "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Mrs Sylvester Hughes (Sarah Clendening), a well known and much
respected woman of Worcester, died Saturday morning after an
illness of several months at the home of her daughter Mrs
William Beams, who so tenderly cared for her in her declining
years. She was born in Ireland Nov 3, 1840, and united in
marriage in 1868 with Sylvester Hughes. She leaves to mourn her, her husband and several children:
Joseph and Sylvester and Mrs Bruce Sperry of Worcester, Mrs
Williams Beams, Charles and John Hughes of Schenevus, 3
sisters, and several grand children. The funeral will be
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m at the home of her daughter Mrs Beams.
Officiating will be the Rev Loyd Duren of the Methodist
Church. Interment in Worcester Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Thursday, March 6, 1958 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Daniel Hunt Mrs. Harriet Hunt, aged 79, of Ithaca, died March 3 in Tompkins
County Hopital in Ithaca, after a brief illness. She was bornin the Town of Middlefield on April 18, 1878, the
daughter of William and Mary (Cooper) Eggleston. She was
married to Daniel Hunt June 14, 1894 in Milford. He died
August 1, 1955. She had lived in Ithaca for about a year.
There are no close survivors. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the
Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Milford, with the Rev. Philip
Pitcher, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. The
body will be place in the funeral home vault for later burial
in Milford Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto


obit Dec 2001 "the Daily Star" Paul B. Hunt ONEONTA Paul B. Hunt, 31, of Oneonta, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001,
at his residence. He was born Feb. 13, 1970, in Margaretville,
the son of Robert and Virginia (Fulton) Hunt. Paul was a 1989
graduate of Oneonta High School. He worked at the Clark
Foundation Fernleigh Greenhouse in Cooperstown. Paul collected
World War II model airplanes. He loved going four-wheeling in his
Jeep, but most of all he loved spending time with his son, Jared. Paul is survived by his parents, Robert and Virginia Hunt, of
Oneonta; his son, Jared Hunt, of Unadilla; his sister, Cheryl
Hinkley, of Roxbury; his brother, J. Vance Hunt, of Oneonta; his
maternal grandmother, Irma Fulton, of Kenoza Lake; his niece,
Kendra Hinkley of Roxbury; his nephew, Erick Hinkley of Roxbury;
his very special friend Donna of Fly Creek; and several aunts,
uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at the
Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev.
Rodney Johnson, pastor of the Emmons Methodist Church,
officiating. Burial will follow at the Ouleout Valley Cemetery,
Franklin. The family will be present at the funeral home from 7
to 9 p.m. today for those who wish to call. Contributed by Judy Morgan


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