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Otsego County, NY





Mrs. Annie B. Magee MINERAL SPRINGS-Mrs. Annie Baldwin Magee, 93, died November 27 at her home
here unexpectedly. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bennett Funeral Home, Schenevus,
with the Rev. Lynn H. Brown, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial
will be in Oak Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Magee was born Oct. 3, 1870 in Westford, daughter of Delaisa and Ann
(Bostwick) Baldwin. She was married to John A. Magee Feb. 21, 1894 in Westford.
He died Nov. 5, 1958. She had lived in Mineral Springs for the past five years, the rest of her life
having been spent in the Schenevus-Westford area. She is survived by a son, Cecil, of Mineral Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Mahlon Eaton,
Oneonta; ten grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren. Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home, where the family will be
present from 7 to 9 tonight. (1963) Contributed by Robert A. Baldwin


John A. Magee SCHENEVUS-John A. Magee, 88, of Elk Creek died November 5, in Bassett Hospital
after a short illness. Funeral services ill be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at the Potter Funeral
Home, Schenevus, with the Rev. James Bartz of Schenevus Methodist Church. Burial
will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery. Mr. Magee was born April 23, 1870, in Cherry Valley a son of Lucius and Adele
(Hurst) Magee. He married Annie Baldwin on Feb. 2, 1894. A farmer, he was a resident of Elk Creek for 45 years. Surviving besides his wife are Mrs. Mahlon Eaton, West Oneonta, a daughter, and
two sons, Ellis L. Magee, Lovina, Mich., and Cecil Magee, Cobleskill; a sister,
Mrs. Ethel Sevson, Abattown, Pa.; ten grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. (1958) Contributed by Robert A. Baldwin


The Otsego Farmer February 9, 1934 George E. Manchester George Eston Manchester, the last to survive of the seven
children of the late Theodore Gould and Elizabeth Bates
Manchester, died suddenly at 7:30 o’clock last Thursday
evening. He united with the Westville Baptist church in early life, later
transferring his membership to the Schenevus Baptist church.
He was a faithful member, having served as deacon and
trustee, holding the office of deacon at the time of his
death. He was also a member of the Elk Creek Grange. Funeral Services were held Monday at 2 o’clock at the house with
burial at Schenevus. Mr. Manchester was born October 20, 1851, in the town of
Middlefield. Farming was his occupation, but he had been
unable to do much active work for the past several years. March 18, 1874, he married Helen M. Camp, who died January 1,
1892. Of that union two children survive, a daughter, Mrs.
Henry W. Barrett of Cooperstown, and a son, John T.
Manchester of Bainbridge. A nephew, Calvin J. Upham of
Hempstead, L.I., whose parents died when we was four years
old, for years made his home with Mr. Manchester. On April 5, 1898, he married Minnie Badeau of Schenevus, who
survives, as do also four children; Margaret E., and Frances
U., residing at home, Leland B. of Warnersville and Robert D.
of Schenevus. Other surviving relatives are three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several cousins,
nephews and nieces. Mr. Manchester was a man of great moral rectitude, devoted to his
family and friends and well thought of by all who knew him. The Rev. N.B. Feagles of Wingdale assisted by C.I> Buckingham of
Schenevus, both former pastors of the Baptist Church here,
officiated. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Bertha E. Cox Manley obit 10/26/1965, "Utica Daily Press", Utica, NY Hartwick-----Mrs Bertha E. (Cox) Manley, 84, widow of George J. Manley, died Oct 24 at
Leone Convalescent Home after being a resident for 5 years. She was born in
Hartwick, a daughter of John & Sophia Dingman Cox. She married Mr Manley in 1899, he
died in 1955. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Clyde Telfer, 2 sons, Raymond & Earl, all of Hartwick,
a half brother John Cox of New Berlin. The funeral will be tomorrow from Patterson
Funeral Home with burial in Hartwick Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


M. Martin MARTIN: April 1884 Friday morning this community was shocked to
learn of the sudden and unexpected death of M. De. V. Martin,
which occurred on Thursday night about 10 o'clock. The
immediate cause of his death was heart disease. Although he
has been for years subject to this trouble, he was not until
late thought to be in a dangerous condition and had up to the
Tuesday preceding his death been about and attended to his
business as usual. Tuesday he was advised by his physician
to take a rest and see if it would not benefit him. On the
night of his death, he expressed himself as feeling better
than he had in some days and retired for the night apparently
as well as usual. But a 9 o'clock he was taken with spasms
and at 10, surrounded by his family, he quietly and without a
struggle passed away. Mr. Martin was a man of rare
excellence of character and in both the business and social
circle was highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his
acquaintance. The funeral services were held at his late
residence on James Street (Richfield) and were attended by a
large circle of friends and acquaintances all of whom unite
in expressions of heart-felt sympathy for the bereaved
family. Contributed by H. Geywit


Roscoe Mason MASON: (Richfield) Roscoe Mason, in this village, May 4, 1890
aged 23 years and 6 months. Deceased was the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mason. The family moved to this place
from Jordanville and during the few years Roscoe had resided
here he had formed a large circle of friends who deplore his
untimely death. The funeral was held from the home of his
parents on Lake Street yesterday at 12 o'clock and was
conducted by Revs. Holms, Humphrey and Helms. The large
concourse of friends assembled to pay the last sad tribute of
respect to the deceased was evidence that the whole community
feels that a worthy young man has been stricken down. Contributed by H. Geywit


Julia Estelle Shaul Mayne MAYNE: JULIA ESTELLE SHAUL MAYNE - In Springfield Centre, Julia
Estelle, wife of Alva Mayne and eldest daughter of Stephen
and B. F. Shaul. She became a member of the human family
October 22, 1845 and died August 10, 1884 of effusion of the
brain. This sudden and unexpected blow is a great grief to
her friends which no words can express and especially so to
the absent father and brother who had not the privilege of
mingling with the circle of weeping kindred over the remains
of their loved one. No one ever filled a larger place in
relations which she sustained as sister, wife and daughter.
Her noble qualities of mind and heart, and her generous
substantial deeds of love and kindness to all her friends
have been strong proofs of the largeness and goodness of her
heart. She was a woman of more than ordinary ability;
prudent and saving, excellent judgment and the possessor of a
cheerful spirit. The bereaved husband will not only miss her
sweet companionship, but in business relations, her counsel
and help. She was a native of the town of Burlington, in
which she spent most of her useful life. A little over two
years she has been a resident of Springfield Centre and the
many friends who came to drop the tear of sympathy at her
late home, and who so kindly decorated the church with
flowers, are abundant evidence to us that she had made many
warm friends during her short stay in the vicinity. Services
were held in the church next door to her home and then the
loved one was conveyed to her native town for burial, a
distance of over twenty miles, where a large assembly were
waiting to take the last view of one whom they so highly
prized. Gentle loving hands had adorned her last resting
place, lining it completely with flowers, ferns and
evergreens. An arch, also of flowers, stood at the head and
foot of the grave. No tongue can express the grateful
feelings in the hearts of her kindred for their unexpected
demonstration of their love and esteem for a departed friend,
which seemed to take from the grave so much of its gloom.
Time will never efface her memory nor heal the broken heart
but may we not hope to meet in that beautiful land where
death no more will destroy our peace and where we will be re
-united forever? Contributed by H. Geywit


Ralph McRorie MCRORIE, Ralph: Springfield Center - Ralph McRorie, only child
of Mr. and Mrs. Menzo McRorie died Sunday at 4 o'clock after
many weeks of illness which has cast a gloom over the village
where he was well liked and had a wide circle of friends. He
was 28 years old, a young man of fine character and
principal. He was married in 1915 to Mill Lillian Stocking
of this village. They took up their home with his parents
where they have resided. He was a member of the Springfield
Center Military Band. He had charge of the post office and
was in the store with his father. He is survived by his wife
and one little daughter and his parents who have the sympathy
of the community in their sad bereavement. The funeral took
place from his late home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Contributed by H. Geywit


Oneonta Daily Star on February 15, 1943. -- A.B. Merchant, Retired Dispatcher Dies at Albany A.B. Merchant, 66, of 22 Draper died shortly after 1 Saturday morning in Albany City
hospital, Albany, as the results of pneumonia, which developed after an operation. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 from the Bookhout funeral home, 357 Main, with temporary
interment in the Bookhout vault. Rev. Harold C. Buckingham of First Methodist church will
officiate, and the Masonic ritual will be conducted. Friends may call at the Bookhout home
this afternoon or evening. Mr. Merchant retired Sept. 7, 1941, after 50 years of service with the D&H. He had been a
telegraph operator and station agent, and later a dispatcher. Before coming to Oneonta in
1917, his home had been in Schenevus 11 years. He was a former member of the order of Railway
Telegraphers, and a member of St. Georges Masonic lodge, Schenectady, from which he received
his 25-year membership pin several years ago. He leaves many friends in community and
railroad circles. Mr. Merchant was born at Howe Cave May 13, 1876, son of A.B. and Alice E. (Ireland) Merchant.
His marriage to Miss Elvia Hynds took place July 28, 1896, at her home in Hyndsville. Surviving are: Mrs. Merchant; four sons, Evans Merchant of Schenectady, Martin Merchant of
West Winfield, Lynn A. Merchant of 96 Center, and Kenneth P. Merchant of 17 Luther; 12
grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Walter F. Carey; twonephews, Olen Carey and Emery Carey,
and a niece, Mrs. Alice Phelan, all of Schenectady. Contributed by: Reneka Mergenthaler


Earl C. Miller obit Thursday, 2/28/1963, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Earl C. Miller, 69, Hartwick Seminary, a retired farmer, died 2/19 in his home. He was
born in VanHornesville, a son of Clark A. & Haner? Britt Miller. He married Reba
Fisher in 1913 in Mohawk. Besides his wife, he leaves 2 sons, Clark Miller, Hartwick Seminary, Burton Miller,
Sidney, 3 daughters, Mrs Herbert Torance, Ransomville, Mrs Kenneth Barrett,
Springfield Center, & Mrs Raymond Holdridge of St Johnsville. Also, a brother Leland
in Richfield Springs. The funeral will be Friday in Cooperstown, and burial will be
in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery in the spring. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Thursday, October 1, 1961 The Richfield Springs Mercury Rev. Walter Miller Funeral services for the Rev. Walter A. Miller, 58, Otsego County
Pomona Grange Chaplain, were held Wednesday at the Tillapaugh
Funeral Home, Cooperstown. The Rev. Mr. Miller died Sunday,
October 8, at the Verterans’ Hospital, Albany. He came to Otsego County in 1950 and served as pastor of the
Baptist Churches at Westville, Middlefield, Roseboom,
Gilbertsville, and Hartwick. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Bowers, Northville
and Mrs. Everett Lane, Rutherford, N.J.; two brothers,
Charles Miller, Spartanburg, S.C. and James Miller, Rome; and
several nieces and nephews. Contributed by Michele Culletto


Lysle Montgomery obit Tues, Feb 4, 1975 "Daily Press", Utica, NY Richfield Springs-----Lysle F. Montgomery, 77, died yesterday at
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. He was born in
Burlington Flats and attended schools there. He married
Florence Osborne. He was employed at Utica Div. of Sperry
Rand Corp for 28 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son Harry of Ilion, a
sister Pearl Bailey of South New Berlin, 2 brothers, Irving
of Edmeston and Harold of Lawrence. The funeral will be at 1
pm Thursday at McGrath Funeral Home with burial in Schuyler
Lake Cemetery in the spring. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Henry Moore Freeman's Journal Dated: 1 February 1867 On the 17th Jan., at his residence in Pittsfield, Mr. Henry Moore, in the 62nd year
of his age. Mr. Moore was born in the town of Butternuts ( now Morris) and spent his
life within a few miles of the old homestead. He was blessed with remarkable health,
having never been sick previous to the illness of two weeks duration, which resulted
in his death. He was a man or rare qualites. His integrity and hospitality endeared
him to every friend of humanity. He died as the Christian dies. As in life he was much
respected and in death he is much lamented. Submitted by Lori Driver


Roland Moore obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", 10/28/1909 Springfield Center-----Roland Moore died Sunday Oct 17 after a long and painful illness,
and many friends extend their deep sympathy for the bereaved family. He was a member
of the Baptist Church in this village. He was the son-in-law of Mr and Mrs William
Palmer, who lost their daughter just a few months ago. Surely this family is sadly
bereaved. Mr Moore is survived by his widow and one son, Willie. The funeral
occurred Tuesday at his late home in Springfield. Burial in Springfield Center
Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Freddie Murdock The Morris Chronicle, May 19, 1869, VOL. III, No. 6, Whole No. 110. In Cooperstown 7th inst., FREDDIE A., oldest son of B. F. Murdock, aged 12 years. (page 3)


Mrs. Nancy A. Saxton Niles Jan 19 On Saturday, August 26th, at one o’clock, Mrs. Nancy Saxton
Niles, departed this life. She was born in Washington county,
September 19, 1799; having nearly completed her 95th year, she
was probably the oldest person in this vicinity. Mrs. Niles was married to Simeon Niles in Galway, Saratoga
County, in 1821, and twelve children were born to them. Of
these, Mrs. Susan A. Parkhill, of Colby, Wis., Mrs. Bianca
Smith, of Troy, N.Y., Hiram S. Niles of Chicago, and Mrs. Matilda Smith
and Emeline E. Niles of this village, survive her. Mr. Niles
died 42 years ago, and upon the mother rested the burden of the
family; only her children can know the patient self-denial and
thoughtfulness with which she cared for them. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Niles united with the
Baptist church in Galway. They moved to Westville in 1834 and
were identified with the church there. Since 1872 Mrs. Niles has
lived in this village with her daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Niles. A brief prayer service was held at the house Monday at one o’
clock, by the Rev. Mr. McHarg. The remains were taken to
Westille and services were conducted by the Rev. D.B. Grant
of he Baptist church, and the interment was made in the cemetery there. Contributed by Michele Culletto
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