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Otsego County, NY



26 May,1975
Mrs.Aletha Ingalls
Mrs.Aletha M.Ingalls,71,of 525 Lake St.,formerly of Cedarville,died yesterday in Mohawk 
Valley General Hospital. She was born in Clayville,daughter of Charles and Lucy Perkins Edick and attended
Clayville schools. She was married to Wallace L.Ingalls in 1925.He died in 1973. At one time she was employed as an inspector by the Remington Arms Co. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses of Herkimer. She is survived by a daughter,Mrs.Grace Naber and a son,James W.Ingalls, both of
Herkimer and 2 sisters,Mrs.Ethel Miller and Mrs,Marion Vrooman,and a brother,Floyd
Edick,all of Lakeland,Fl. The funeral will be at 10:30 tomorrow from the Kingdom Hall in Herkimer. Burial will be
in Union Cemetery,Edmeston. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today from the Applegate Funeral Home,Ilion. (Note: this was saved by my grandmother Ethel Edick Miller, Aletha was her sister- also
Marion who is mentioned in this obit was also married at one time to an Ingalls ) also
buried in this cemetery is her husband Wallace Ingalls and James W.Ingalls,her son- Peggy McSwain


James W.Ingalls,born: 2 Aug.1927, died:9 April,1977 James Ingalls Ilion - James Ingalls,49, of 11 West North St.,formerly of Herkimer,died Saturday in
Mohawk Valley General Hospital. He was born Aug.2,1927 in Leonardsville, the son of Wallace and Aletha Edick Ingalls. He
attended public schools there. He had seved with the United States Army. He had been employed by MDS in the loading
department for about 8 years. He had previously been employed by the Bendix
Corporation,Utica,for 15 years. He had been a resident of Ilion for one year,moving there from Herkimer. He is survived by one daughter. Mrs. Everett ( Karen ) Pashley; one son, Edwin,both of
Richfield Springs; one sister,Mrs.Grace Naber,Sauquoit, and several nieces and
nephews,cousins,aunts and uncles. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m.,Wednesday from the Applegate Funeral Home with Robert
Green,minister for Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Burial will be later this spring
in Edmeston Union Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow at the funeral home. Contributed by Peggy McSwain


obit 3/27/1903 "Oneonta Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Mrs E.M. (Ellen Dingman) Irons This community was greatly shocked last Friday morning, says the Farmer's Hartwick
reporter, to hear of the death of Mrs E.M. Irons of this place, which occurred the
night before, on March 26 from cerebral hemorrhage. She had been about her usual
household duties during the day, but about 5:30 p.m. she was taken suddenly ill, and
expired at the hour above stated. Ellen Dingman Irons was born in the town of
Milford, March 17, 1846, but has lived in this town most of her life and was well and
favorably known. She is survived by her husband, E.M. Irons, three sons, Asa H., E. Sterling, and M.
Elvin, also one daughter, Florence, besides one brother Marcena Dingman of South
Columbia and six sisters. The funeral was largely attended at her late home, on the
west side, Sunday forenoon, the Rev. A.D. Finch officiating. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Emmet Melvin Irons obit 6/22/1922 "Oneonta Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Emmet Melvin Irons, a lifelong resident of Hartwick and one of the few remaining Civil
War veterans, died Saturday at his home in Hartwick. He had been in failing health
for a number of years due to old age, but his last illness came four weeks ago. He
was born in Hartwick Aug 9, 1841 to Asa and Abigail (Roberts) Irons. He enlisted in
the Civil War on Aug 9, 1841 and served till the close of the war. On Jan 2, 1966 he
married his childhood sweetheart Ella Dingman. All their married life was spent in
Hartwick, his wife passing away 19 years ago. Mr Irons had 6 children, only 3 survive: Asa H. Irons of Canasatota, E. Sterling Irons of
Bridgewater, and M. Elvin Irons of Hartwick. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, 1
brother Elliott, and 1 sister Mrs Sarah Sprague, Hartwick. The funeral will be held
at the Christian Church Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock with J.A. Dillon
officiating. Burial in Fly Creek Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Helen Jackson Mrs. Helen Louise Baldwin Jackson, 81, of The Meadows and formerly of
Oneonta, died Friday, May 27, 1988, in Bassett Hospital,
Cooperstown. She was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Westville, the daughter of Jay and
Mary (Johnson) Baldwin. She was first married to Charles Lee
Austin on Oct. 9. 1923. He died Oct. 18, 1969, and in 1985 she
was married to Charles Jackson in The Meadows. He died in 1987. She was a nurse in Franklin Roosevelt VA Hospital in Mount Rose,
N.Y., for 26 years, retiring in 1970, at which time she returned
to Oneonta. A daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Laura) Short of Hemlock Road, Oneonta,
survives. Also surviving are three grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews and cousins. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the
family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St.,
Oneonta. Contributed by Robert Baldwin


Willard Jenks Willard S. Jenks, who died Thursday of last week at his home on the Plains, Oneonta loses one of its best known and most progressive and intelligent farmers. The deceased was a native of Otego, having been born on a farm on the Ostdawa creek seventy-one years ago. He resided upon the homestead until 1868, when he removed to Oneonta. He is survived by his wife, one son, A. C. Jenks of Laurens, and a daughter, Miss Jessie Jenks. The funeral which was held Sunday at the home , was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. L. L. Greene of the Chapin Memorial church. [The Oneonta Herald, Thursday, December 15, 1898] Contributed by Lori Driver


The Otsego Farmer October 1, 1970 Ernest M. Jewell Ernest M. Jewell, aged 83, of Westville, died Friday, September
25, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown,
following a brief illness. Mr. Jewell was born December 21, 1886, in Milford, the son of
Melvern and Grace (GANO) Jewell. He married Edith Westcott
on November 29, 1911, in New York City. He was a farmer in
Westville. He was a member of the Cherry Valley Lodge 334, F&AM; a former
member and past master of Westville Grange, a member of
Westville Methodist Church, the Dairymenís League and the
Otsego County Extension Service. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Howard R., of Westville, Dean
M. of San Antonio, Tex. And Clark W. Jewell of Westville;
three sisters, Mrs. Ethel L. Ottaway of Cooperstown, RD, Mrs.
Clymena Alexander of Franklin and Mrs. Helen P. Webb of
Cooperstown; one brother, Harold Jewell of Cooperstown; four
grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.M. Tuesday from the Tilapaugh
Funeral Home, Milford, with the Rev. Harold J. Saxton, Pastor
of the Cooperstown United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial was in Westville Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Report of the Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan, Vol. 3, 1881 - Washtenaw Co., MI Wm. A. Jones (a member of this society), died about the 21st of March, 1879, in the township
of Dexter, Washtenaw County. Mr. Jones was born in New Lisbon, Otsego County, N.Y., October 2,
1811, and removed with his parents from Monroe County, New York, in the spring of 1833 to
Michigan, and during the summer following settled upon the farm on which he died, in Dexter
township, Washtenaw County. At the age of twenty five years he married Elizabeth Skidmore
and soon after succeeded to the title of the farm where the labors incident to pioneer
life, together with that of raising a family, were such as to occupy the time of himself and
wife until the death of the latter, which occurred in 1858. About the years 1843 of '44 he was
elected supervisor of the township - an office which he held for thirteen years, and nine years
in succession. He was once elected State senator, and was seldom free from the duties of some
township office until failing health obliged him to resign. Mr. Jones had a great love for reading,
together with a remarkably retentive memory, which enabled him to acquire a fund of general
information possessed by few. Only a few hours before his death he sat in his chair and read his
favorite paper, the Free Press, - a paper he had taken every year since its first publication in
1834. He could also give from memory the names of the opposing candidates for president of the
United States, and those for governors of Michigan and State of New York from the foundation of
government to the time of his death; also the several platforms of the political parties for the
same time. His health gradually declined until during the last two years of his life, when he
suffered at times intensely, the disease that terminated in his death was consumption. Contributed by: Ed Colburn


Ella Joslyn obit "The Daily Star", Oneonta, NY, Thursday, June 19, 1975 Cooperstown-----------Mrs Ella M. Joslyn, 93, a lifelong resident of
the Cooperstown area, died Wed., June 18 at Woodside Hall,
Cooperstown where she had resided for two years. Mrs Joslyn was
born Oct 6, 1881, at Westville, a daughter of Menzo and Almira
(Baldwin) Wilber. She was married to Myron Joslyn on Oct 12,
1904. He died July 11, 1908. Mrs Joslyn was a member of the
First United Methodist Church, Cooperstown, and a member of the WSCS. She is survived by one grandniece, Mrs Harold (Edna) McManus, Fly
Creek, and two grandnephews; Leslie Holiday, Cooperstown and G.
Wilber Holiday, Cooperstown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 21, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Cooperstown,
with the Rev. Harold J. Saxton, retired Methodist clergyman,
officiating. Burial will be in Westville Cemetery. Friends may
call Friday at their convenience. Contributed by Judy Morgan


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