Otsego County, NY

Elizabeth J. O'Connor 

Elizabeth J. O’Connor, 101, formerly of Unadilla, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at 
Elcor Health Services. She and her husband were the owners of Unadilla Hardware Store for many years. Survivors include her daughter, Judith Garrett of Corning; son, Robert O’Connor of
Fayetteville. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla. Arrangements are incomplete with Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W.
Pulteney St., Corning Contributed by Annette Campbell

Vivian K. O'Donnell The Oneonta Daily Star Friday, September 6, 2002 ONEONTA — Vivian K. O'Donnell, 82, formerly of Oneonta, passed away in her sleep of
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Otsego County, NY

Elizabeth J. O'Connor 

Elizabeth J. O’Connor, 101, formerly of Unadilla, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at 
Elcor Health Services. She and her husband were the owners of Unadilla Hardware Store for many years. Survivors include her daughter, Judith Garrett of Corning; son, Robert O’Connor of
Fayetteville. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla. Arrangements are incomplete with Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W.
Pulteney St., Corning Contributed by Annette Campbell

Vivian K. O'Donnell The Oneonta Daily Star Friday, September 6, 2002 ONEONTA — Vivian K. O'Donnell, 82, formerly of Oneonta, passed away in her sleep of
natural causes at her residence in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 2, 2002. Vivian was the daughter of Clarence and Mary Kelly of Oneonta. Vivian grew up in Oneonta and was a 1939 graduate of Oneonta High School. She married Francis X. O'Donnell, also of Oneonta, in 1946. The couple had one son.
Her husband passed away in 1968. Vivian was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed reading
and cooking. She is survived by her son, Francis, and daughter-in-law, Dee Jones O'Donnell, of Aiken,
S.C. She is survived by three sisters and one brother, Alpha Riddell and Doris Vaughan
of Oneonta, Marie Ames of Elmira, and Salvan "Sonny" Kelly of Oneonta. She is also
survived by numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. A celebration of Vivian's life will be held and the family will receive friends at the
Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home at 14 Grand St. in Oneonta from noon to 1:30 p.m. on
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002. A private family remembrance will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta. Submitted by Michael Cornell

Irene Osborn EDMESTON — Irene Osborn, 94, of Burlington Flats, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003,
at The Meadows in Middlefield. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Edmeston, the daughter or Irwin and Lena Delphina
(Sitts) Davis. She married Clayton Osborn on Nov. 19, 1924, in Edmeston. He predeceased her
on July 9, 1973. Irene was a devoted mother and wife. She is honored by her family and all who
knew her and have received the comfort of her presence. She was a member of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church and The Friendly
Neighbors Club. As a homemaker she was noted for her baking skills which included breads, pies
and molasses cookies. Irene also tended her home and family with her knitting,
crocheting and her flower and vegetable gardens. Her leisure time was spent
reading and memorizing poetry. Irene is survived by her children and their spouses, Margery and Stewart Emhof,
Janice and Max Kennedy, Bradley C. and Rose Osborn, Donald Osborn and his
special friend, Irene, and Duane E. and Carolyn Osborn; her sister, Edna
Palmater; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Irene was also predeceased by her grandson, Christopher; and her two sisters,
Gladys Marr and Mildred Brownell. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the
Burlington Flats Baptist Church, with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, from 3 to 5 p.m. at
the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Interment will be at the Burlington Flats Cemetery following the service. Contributions may be made in Irene's memory to either the Burlington Flats
Baptist Church or the Catskill Area Hospice. Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Contributed by Ronda Williams

OSTRANDER, John: The death of John Ostrander only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Ostrander, occurred at his home in Church Street (Richfield)
at six o'clock Friday morning, February 9th after an illness
of about two months. The funeral was held at the Ostrander
home at two o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. L. H. Robinson
of Alblon, New York, a former Universalist church pastor
here, officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in
the Springfield Center Cemetery. John Ostrander was born in
the town of Springfield on April 19th, 1899, the son of
Charles B. and Ida Heusen Ostrander. Most of his life was spent in this village. After attending
Richfield Springs High School he became associated with his
father in conducting the business of the C. B. Ostrander
Motor Company, having charge of the Cooperstown branch of the
business several years. He had a wide acquaintance and many
warm friends. The Rev. Mr. Robinson speaking at the funeral spoke of the sweet
and lovable disposition possess by John Ostrander. This drew
many to him and these are deeply hurt by his passing. He is
survived by his parents, on sister, Mrs. Howard Beadle of
Watertown; two grandparents, Mrs. John Ostrander of
Springfield Center and Henry Huesen of Richfield Springs; a
nephew, Robert Beadle of Watertown, several aunts, Mrs. Fred
Smith of Springfield Center; Frs. Fred Quaif of Cooperstown,
Mrs. Fitch of Ilion and Mrs. Ramm of West Virginia. Contributed by H. Geywits

obit 5/15/1946 Otsego Co, NY Clara Ottaway - born Aug 6, 1864 Westville - died May 13, 1946 Oneonta Funeral Today Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Ottaway, 82, who died Sunday at her home on upper East St.,
will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Lewis funeral home. Rev. Roland N. Wilkinson, pastor
of the River Street Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetary.
Mrs. Ottaway was born Aug. 5, 1864, in Westville, the daughter of Almiron and
Lovina (Boardman) Baldwin. She was married Nov. 1, 1882, to Stephen Ottaway. The lived
in Westville for a short time, then Schuyler Lake and finally moved to Oneonta where she
had lived for 45 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Iva Loudon, and a son,
Carl Ottaway, both of 192 Main St.; Mrs. Glenn Hall, Bainbridge; Mrs. Martin Young,
Cohoes; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Submitted by Judy Morgan

Friday, March 8, 1935 The Otsego Farmer Miss Nellie Ottaway The funeral of Miss Nellie Ottaway, which was held February 22nd,
in the Baptist church at Westville was very largely attended,
a large concourse of sorrowing friends filling the church to
capacity. The Ladies’ Guild and Mrs. Jewell’s Sunday School
class attended in a body. The pastor, the Rev. Walter
Miller, officiated. There was no music but the Rev. Mr.
Miller recited three hymns, “Abide With Me”, “Some Day the
Silver Cord Will Break”, also the poem “A Good Woman”.
Flowers were received from relatives, friends, Westville
community and Westville Baptist church. Burial was made in
the family plot in Westville cemetery, six cousins acting as
bearers. Contributed by Michele Culletto

obit 2/8/1936, Otsego Co, NY Stephen Ottaway born March 25, 1857 Middlefield - died 1936 in Oneonta To Hold Rites Sunday for Stephen Ottaway Remains of Well Known Carpenter to be Placed in Vault in Glenwood Cemetary-
Native of Otsego County Funeral services for Stephen Ottaway, will be held from the Lewis Funeral home Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Virgil M. Cosby, pastor of the United Presbyterian church,
will officiate and the remains will be placed in the Glenwood cemetary vault for
interment in the spring. Mr. Ottaway passed away at his home on Upper East street at
5:30 Thursday afternoon. He was stricken ill while cutting wood about two and a half
years ago, but had been seriously ill for only a week during which time he was
confined to bed. He succumbed to a complication of ailments. Stephen Ottaway was born
at Middlefield, March 25, 1857, the son of John and Hannah (Sivier) Ottaway. His father
and mother were born in England and had been in this country only a short time prior to
his birth. He married Clara E. Baldwin November 1, 1882. in the town of
Middlefield. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Iva Loudon of 311 Main street, son Carl, who
resides at home, two brothers, William of New Lisbon, and Edward of Cooperstown, several
nieces, nephews, three grand children and one great grandchild. Mr. Ottaway spent his
boyhood days in the town of Middlefield where he operated a sawmill for a number of years.
Shortly after his marriage, the family moved to Schuyler Lake where they resided for about
two years before moving to Oneonta. He was employed as a carpenter foreman with the D&H
for six or seven years, and for the past 30 years he had operated the farm on Upper East
street. Mr. Ottaway was a capable carpenter and was well known throughout this vicinity,
where he built a number of houses and stock buildings. Submitted by Judy Morgan Stephen Ottaway Funeral services for Stephen Ottaway were held from the Lewis Funeral home
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Virgil M. Cosby, pastor of the United
Presbyterian church, officiated and the remains were placed in the vault in
Glenwood cemetary. Floral tributes were received from the Sunday school and Star class of the
United Presbyterian church, relatives, neighbors and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ottaway and family of Cooperstown and Jack Ottaway of Port
Crane were among those attending the services from away. Submitted by Robert Baldwin

Mary Owens The Morris Chronicle, June 14, 1871 In Richfield Springs, June 4, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. Buchanan, Mrs. Mary Owens, aged 87 years. 6 months and 4 days.

Helen T. Ouimet ONEONTA-Mrs. George A. (Helen) T. Ouimet, 94, of Oneonta died Friday
June 20, 1997 at the Oneonta Nursing Home in Oneonta. She was born Nov. 24, 1902 in Schenevus, the daughter of Edward and
Ethel (Bennett) Baldwin. She married George A. Ouimet in Oneonta on
Nov. 30, 1933. Mr. Ouimet died May 5, 1965. Helen’s earlier years were spent in the Schenevus-Maryland areas.
She attended school at Schenevus High School and also attended the
former Oneonta Normal School. She enjoyed traveling, especially to
her son’s home in California. Her family came first. She spent all of her life in the Oneonta area and was a member of St.
Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and was active in the Rosary Society of
the church for many years. Helen T. Ouimet is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law,
Yvonne and Charles D. Luckhurst of Oneonta, Francene and Joseph
Campbell of Otego and Emily J. and Edward F. Gaisford of Oneonta; one
son and daughter-in-law, Norbert A. and Thelma Ouimet of Aquara
Hills, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews as well as some cousins. She was predeceased by a
grandson, Norbert Aurthur Ouimet. Mrs. Ouimet’s families will be present at Bookhout Funeral Home at
357 Main St., Oneonta from 7-9 p.m. this evening when those who wish
may call. Funeral prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1997 in the
Bookhout Funeral Home thence to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in
Oneonta where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10
a.m. A burial Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Cemetery in Waterford. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to the
Oneonta Lions Club Sight Conservation c/o Tim Catella, 3 Filbert St.,
Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 or St. Mary’s Rosary Society, c/o St. Mary’s
Rectory 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Funeral arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Homes of Oneonta and
Otego. Contributed by Robert Baldwin

Edna E. Palmater ORISKANY — Edna E. Palmater, 97, formerly of Otego and most recently of Oriskany,
passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, with her family by her side at the Eastern Star
Home in Oriskany. She was born Dec. 31, 1906, in Edmeston, the daughter of Irwin and Lena (Sitts) Davis. She married James Avery Palmater on April 11, 1925, in Hartwick. Mr. Palmater died
June 17, 1973. Edna earned her teacher’s permit from Cortland and then taught school for three years.
She was employed by the Knights Nursing Home in Wells Bridge as an assistant cook,
as well as VanGorder’s Nursing Home in Otego and the Oneonta Nursing Home, until
her retirement. Edna had lived in Otego from 1932 until Mr. Palmater’s death in 1973. Edna was a
member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in West Oneonta. She is survived by her children, John A. Palmater and his wife, Rosie, of Lyons,
Lena Anderson of Morris and Zephyrhills, Fla., Guila Craig of Largo, Fla.,
Lorraine Caplette of Brooksville, Fla., Susanna Dority and her husband, James,
of Cross Plains, Tenn., and Marie Bates and her husband, David, of Rome. She is
also survived by 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-
grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Four children, Russell Palmater, Marian Palmater, Kathleen Palmater and Carol
Palmater; three sisters, Gladys Marr, Irene Osborn and Mildred Brownell,
predeceased her. Funeral services for Edna E. Palmater will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29,
2004, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with Pastor Rob Mackay
of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, West Oneonta, officiating. Friends called
from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004. Friends may call at 1 p.m. until the time
of the service Wednesday, at which time the family will be in attendance. Burial will take place in the spring in Otego Evergreen Cemetery, Otego. Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta. Contributed by Ronda Williams

Orpha Wilber Palmatier Sep 29 1949 Mrs. Orpha Wilber Palmatier died Thursday at 3:30 p. m. at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Nina Strader, Schenevus. Funeral services will be held at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Milford, at 2 Sunday
afternoon. The Rev. Lynn H. Brown, pastor of the Schenevus-Westford charge, will
officiate and burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Palmatier was born March 5 1856, daughter of Ichabod and Amanda Wilber. On Jan 13
1874, she was maried to Oscar palmatier, who died Jan 7 1930, at Elk Creek, at the home
where they had always lived. nine children were born to them. Mrs. Palmatier is survived by two sons, Fred palmatier, Richmondville, and George
Palmatier, Sidney; and four daughters, Mrs. Flora Harrington, Seneca Falls. Mrs.
Lena mosher, Oneonta. Mrs. Mina Hastens, Elk Creek, and Mrs. Nina Strader, Schenevus,
the last two being twins. 33 grandchildren: 52 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-
grandchildren. Contributed by Rene' Treffeisen

Adelbert Palmer obit 6/19/1930 "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY The death of Adelbert Palmer, former resident of this village, occurred at a Pittsburgh,
Penn hospital after a brief illness. He leaves 1 sister, Mrs Minnie Perkins of
Schuyler Lake, 3 brothers, Ray, of Akron, Ohio, Floyd, of Garrattsville, Ohio, and
Frank of Richfield. Burial was in the family plot at Richfield. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Alamanda Palmer obit 6/2/1931, "Utica Observer, Utica, NY Schuyler Lake----The death of Alamanda Beadle Palmer, 50, widow
of Oscar Palmer, occurred at the county home yesterday. She
was almost entirely blind. She was the mother of six
children, four of whom are living in Cooperstown, Earl of
Syracuse, Herbert of Wharton?, and Mrs Olin Bliss of Exeter
Center, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Alida Palmer obit 5/22/1924, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Miss Alida Palmer died in LaFargeville at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, May 19, from pleurisy. The
body was sent here and the funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian
Church with Rev. David Davies officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Miss Palmer died alone in LaFargeville, the aunt with whom she spent the winter having
died several months before. She was the daughter of the late Seneca and Elizabeth
Palmer. She was born in Richfield Springs and was a great worker in the Presbyterian
Church. She sang in the choir for many years. Survivors include an uncle Sylvester
Rickard, and 2 cousins. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Bessie Palmer obit Jan 10, 1929 "Richfield Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Bessie Kayner Palmer, wife of Ward Palmer, sister of Fred Kayner,
died in Utica Memorial Hospital Wednesday Dec 9 after an
attack with gall stones. She had been ill 23 hours. The
funeral was held in E. Winfield with interment in Lakeview
Cemetery, Richfield Springs. Mrs Palmer was born at Barstow's Corners June 30, 1890 and was
the daughter of John and Harriet Kayner. She married Ward
Palmer 16 years ago. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons,
Walter and Kenneth, the parents, 1 brother, Fred Kayner of
Richfield Springs, 2 sisters, Mrs Ella Wright, West Winfield,
and Mrs Earl Jilson of Westfield, NY. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Blanche Edick Palmer obit "The Utica Observer", Utica, NY, Jan 2, 1971 Richfield Springs-------Mrs Blanche Edick Palmer, 88, of Richfield Springs, widow of
Frank Palmer, died Thursday at Homer Forks Hospital, Oneonta. She was born in Ilion, the
daughter of John & Mary Furman Edick and attended local schools. Mr Palmer died
several years ago. Survivors include a daughter Mrs Harvey (Ruth) Burrows, Zephyr Hills, Fla, 2 sons, Grant
& Otis, Richfield Springs. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday from McGrath Funeral
Home. Burial in Twilight Rest Cemetery, Monticello. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Carlton Palmer Death notice July 31, 1902, "Richfield Mercury", Richfield
Springs, NY The remains of the late Carlton Palmer who died near Scranton,
Pa, were brought to this place on Friday morning. Mr Palmer
was formerly a resident of this vicinity. He leaves 2 sons
who were here yesterday. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Carrie Palmer obit "Richfield Springs Mercury, Richfield Springs, NY, Feb 21,
1964 Richfield Springs----Carrie J. (Jacobson) Palmer, 62, 10 Warren
St, wife of Stanley E. Palmer, died yesterday at her home.
She was born in Richfield Springs, the daughter of Charles F.
and Mary Walsh Jacobson. She attended local schools and the
Utica School of Commerce. She married Mr Palmer in 1937.
Mrs Palmer was a secretary in the law office of the late
William T. Welden for a number of years. She was a member of
St Joseph's Church. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by her son
Willard C., 2 daughters, Miss Ann Louise Palmer & Miss Mary
Frances Palmer both of the home, 3 sisters, Miss Anna
Jacobson, Utica, Miss Marian Palmer, New York City, and Mrs
Frances Walrath, Chester, Penn. The funeral service will be
tomorrow at St Joseph's Church with pastor Leonard Hicks
officiating. burial in St Joseph's Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Catherine Palmer obit "Ann Arbor Daily Times", Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 29, 1904 After patiently suffering from a lingering illness, Mrs Catherine
(Sternberg) Palmer, wife of Alderman George Palmer, and
daughter of Peter and Almina Bell Sternberg, passed away at
her home on Huron St, yesterday, aged 69. Mrs Palmer was
born at Richfield Springs, NY Aug 11, 1814 (s/b Aug 9, 1834)
and was married to Mr Palmer in 1851. Thirty years ago she
came to Michigan with her husband and they located at
Ypsilanti, where they have since resided. For many years Mr
Palmer was engaged in the grocery business, and has been
prominent in local politics, having served several years as
City Marshall. Besides her husband, she leaves five children: Mrs Frank
Ransdall, Chillicothe, Ohio, Mrs Frank Stowell, Charles
Palmer, Mrs Jay Gridley, and Mrs Millard Fletcher of this
city. Her mother, Mrs Peter Sternberg is still living at
Fulton, Oswego Co, NY at the advanced age of 91 years. Four
sisters and three brothers also survive. The funeral will be
held from her late residence on Huron Street at 1:30 o'clock,
Thursday afternoon with interment in Highland cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Curtis Benjamin Palmer obit July 6, 1922, "Richfield Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Curtis Benjamin Palmer died at his farm on Cullen Rd at 8 o'clock
Saturday July 1 after a long illness. The funeral was held
at the home on Wednesday with Rev H.W. Crydenwise of St
John's Church officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery.
Mr Palmer was born in Warren, Herkimer Co, July 15, 1858, a
son of Nathan and Margaret Palmer. About 38 years ago he
married Nettie Andrus, who survives him. In addition to his wife, the mother, who lived with him, 3 sons
Ward of E. Winfield, Willard of Richfield Springs, and
Stanley of Utica, 2 grandsons Kenneth and Walter survive. He
was well-known here and liked. He was a great lover of
horses and owned splendid animals. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Dr. Damon Palmer obit 8/19/1899, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Richfield Springs----Dr Damon Palmer, 78, former resident of this town who moved to
Batavia in 1886, was found dead in his cistern one day this week. The doctor had
been blind about 1 year and had been worried about a saw that was lost in the
cistern. It is thought he lost his life in an attempt to recover the saw. Surivivors
include 3 daughters: Miss Cora Palmer and Mrs Francis Pilling of Batavia, and Mrs
Alice Hunt, of Massachusetts. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Delos Palmer obit 10/25/1919, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Delos Palmer, brother of the late Nathan Palmer and the late Otis Palmer, who died last
week at the county home, was buried in Lakeview Cemetery last Friday.
Date of death 10/19/1919 Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Sept 3, 2003 Eleanor B. Palmer RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Eleanor B. Palmer, 80, of Truman Road,
entered into eternal rest Monday morning, Sept. 1, 2003, in
Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. She was born Jan. 5, 1923,
in the town of Russia, daughter of the late Leo and Myrtle
Michael Coffin. Eleanor was educated in the Poland Central
School. A Richfield Springs resident for the past 45 years,
she came here from Burlington Flats. To her family, she was
the strength that held them together. She will be greatly
missed. Surviving are her companion, Howard H. Seamon of =ichfield
Springs; one son, Howard Lee Seamon of Sylvester, Ga.; a
daughter, Bobby of Delta Lake; one brother, Sherwood T. and
his wife Ethel Coffin; a sister, Shirley and her husband
Charles Seamon, all of Frankfort; two grandchildren; several
nieces, nephews and cousins. Five brothers and eight sisters
predeceased her. Funeral service will be Wednesday evening
at 8 p.m. in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James
St., Richfield Springs. The Rev. Alan Miller will officiate.
Mrs. Palmer will be laid to rest in the Pine Grove Cemetery,
Poland, at a later time convenient to the family. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Floyd B. Palmer obit 8/23/1956, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Floyd B. Palmer died Monday, Aug 20 at Clark Nursing Home, this village, after a heart
attack. The funeral service was held Thursday at McGrath Funeral Home conducted by
Daniel Hill. Burial was in Twilight Rest Cemetery, Monticello. He was one of twin sons, Floyd and Frank, born to Otis and Marietta Sternburg Palmer on
Feb 15, 1875 in Richfield. Mr Palmer and his twin were both veterans of the Spanish
-American War and were recognized as the oldest living twin veterans in the country.
Acknowledgement on his 80th birthday came from President Eisenhower as well as other
high officials. Survivors include 2 sons, Theodore & Robert, twin Frank, cousin,
nieces, and nephews. Also, a 3rd son, Harold, was killed in 1928. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Frank Palmer obit "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY, Jan 8, 1909 The death of Frank Palmer in Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown
was announced Saturday morning. Mr Palmer was well known in
Richfield Springs where he resided a number of years. He was
the son and only child of the late Villeroy Palmer and
Luthera Shipman. For the past few months Mr Palmer resided
in Springfield Center. He is survived by his daughter Mrs
Ward S. Keller of Hartford, Conn. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Garrett Welton Palmer obit 2/2/1893, "Richfield Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Dr. Garrett Welton Palmer died last Saturday (Jan 26) in Boston
after a 2 month illness. His remains were brought to Batavia
with his widow, and a sister Miss Alice Palmer, a medical
student, and also by a brother of Mrs Palmer. The funeral
will be Monday at 1 p.m. He married Grace A. Adams on Nov 26
in Boston, then took ill by January of a hemorrhage of the
lungs. He was in the 26th year of his age. He is survived by his parents Dr & Mrs Damon Palmer, sisters, Mrs
W.H. Brown and Miss Alice Palmer of Boston, Mrs Albertus
Chapin and Miss Cora Palmer of Batavia. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Genevieve Palmer obit Aug 28, 1956, "Observer Dispatch", Utica, NY Mrs Genevieve (Bennett) Palmer died Aug 25, 1956 at the home of
her son Theodore, Utica, RD 1. She was born Jan 20, 1872 in
Springfield to Lewis J. and Jane Clark Bennett. She married
Floyd Palmer, one of the twins and veteran of the Spanish-
American War. He died last week in Richfield.
Survivors besides her son Theodore, is another son, Robert of
Utica, 1 brother Marvin Bennett, Richfield Springs, and 4
grandchildren. The funeral was yesterday at McGrath Funeral
Home, Richfield Springs. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

George Palmer obit July 5, 1904, "Ann Arbor Daily Times", Ann Arbor, Michigan Alderman George Palmer passed away at his home on Huron St about
four o'clock yesterday morning. He met with an accident last
week while feeding his horse, falling down stairs in his barn
and breaking two ribs. He was getting along nicely and was
talking of making a trip to New York state next week and his
death, which was due to heart failure, was unlooked for by
his friends. Mr Palmer, son of Nathan and Polly Ames Palmer
came to Michigan about thirty years ago from Richfield
Springs, Otsego Co, NY, and for many years was engaged in the
grocery business, but retired about twelve years since. In
politics he was a democrat and one year ago last spring he
was elected Alderman of the first ward and last spring his
colleagues elected him president of the council.
His wife, to whom he had been married 54 years, died the
latter part of March. Five children survive him, Mrs Mary
Ramsdell, Chillicothe, Ohio, Mrs J. Gridley, Ypsilanti town,
Charles Palmer, Superior, and Mrs Frank Stowell and Mrs
Mildred Fletcher of this city. Deceased was 73 years of age.
The funeral will be held from his late residence Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "Richfield Springs Mercury, Aug 14, 2000 George W. Palmer Town of Exeter- George W. Palmer 74 of County Route 16 died
unexpectedly on Sunday morning, August 13, 2000 in his home.
He was born on July 17, 1926 in Beacon, NY son of the late
George W., Sr. and Elizabeth Farkas Palmer. He was raised
and educated in Poughkeepsie and graduated from high school
there. He went on to Vocational Training School for
Mechanics. An honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran he
served our country during World War II in the Pacific
Theater. On October 10, 1964 he married Helen Kiester in
Poughkeepsie. He had owned and operated a service station in
Poughkeepsie. In 1970 he and his family moved to the Town of
Exeter. For fifteen years Mr. Palmer was sales manager for
The World Book Encyclopedia Company, retiring in 1988. He was
a former member of the Richfield Springs Lions Club. Surviving him besides his wife of thirty six years Helen are
three sons and their wives; Thomas and Barbara Palmer of
Rhode Island, Robert and Tracy Palmer of Plantation, FL,
Jerry and Lynn Ingle of Oneonta; two daughters; JoAnn and her
husband Dexter Smith of New Berlin, Sandra Kirch of Longwood,
FL, eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A
Memorial service will take place at a later time to be
announced. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Grant F. Palmer Grant F. Palmer, Jr., age 68, of Union Street passed away
peacefully on Monday April 28, 2008 in Bassett Healthcare, he
had the comfort of his loving family by his side. He was born
April 11, 1940 in Cooperstown a son of the late Grant F. and
Marguerite Seamon Palmer. A lifelong Richfield Springs
resident he was a graduate of Richfield Springs High School
Class of 1958. On November 18, 1967 he married the former
Ruth Palmer in Cedarville Community Church. For eleven years
Grant worked for the Otsego County Highway Department. He was
then appointed as the Village of Richfield Springs
Superintendent of Public Works. For 26½ years he maintained
that position retiring in 2000. Grant had a strong sense of
community, serving as a Volunteer Fireman, since 1968, for
the Richfield Springs Fire Department and had served as Fire
Chief from 1976 to 1983. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and
many outdoor activities. He will be greatly missed by many
especially his family. Surviving besides his wife Ruth of forty years are three sons;
Grant F. Palmer, III and his companion Mary Cotton of Little
Falls, Gary Palmer and his wife Vicky of South Glens Falls,
Bradley Palmer and his companion Jeanette Golicki of
Richfield Springs, two daughters; Debra Palmer of Ilion, Jean
Palmer of Richfield Springs, a brother Douglas Palmer and his
wife Karen of Richfield Springs, a sister; Jean Coones and
her companion Lyle Borden of Richfield Springs six
grandchildren; Allan, Matthew, Randy, Noelle, Amber and
Anthony, six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and
cousins. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two
grandsons Brian Seelbach and Michael Frezza, Jr. and his
mother-in-law Alice Palmer. Burial Office from the Book of Common Prayer with Holy Eucharist
will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm in Saint John's Episcopal
Church, Richfield Springs. The Reverend John Dixon Bartle,
Rector will officiate assisted by The Reverend John Young.
Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield
Springs. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit Nov 2, 2001, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Grant Palmer RICHFIELD SPRINGS---Grant Palmer Sr. age 92 of County Highway #
24, Monticello, town of Richfield passed away unexpectedly on
Thursday November 1, 2001 in his home. He was born on March
30, 1909 in Richfield, son of the late Frank and Blanche
Edick Palmer. A lifelong Richfield resident he was educated
in both Monticello and in Richfield Schools. On March 20,
1939 he married Margurite Seamon in Richfield, a loving and
devoted union of Forty years until her passing on January 16,
1980. Grant had first worked for The Duofold Company as a
shipping clerk. He then went on to work for the Otsego County
Highway Department where he had worked for forty years,
retiring in 1971 as a working foreman. After his retirement
from the county he worked for ten more years at Ryerson's
Otsego Golf Course. He was a friend to many and will never
be forgotten. For many years he served on the Republican
Committee of Otsego County and many other organizations.
Grant was a big country music fan and particularly liked to
listen to the Tel-Se-Nango's. He had a love for the outdoors
and nature. He had a strong belief in God and led a Christian
life. He will be greatly missed. Surviving him are two sons and their wives; Grant Jr. and Ruth
Palmer, Douglas and Karen Palmer, one daughter Jean Coones
all of Richfield Springs, a sister Ruth Burrows of Zephyr
Hills, FL nine grandchildren , seven great grandchildren,
several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife
Margurite, Grant was preceded in death by a brother Otis
Palmer in 1976. Funeral service will be on Monday at 10:00
AM in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street,
Richfield Springs. The Reverend John Young will officiate.
Interment will follow in Twilight Rest Cemetery, town of
Richfield. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Guy Carlton Palmer obit 9/27/1909, "Utica Herald Dispatch", Utica, NY (the obit included a very large
picture of Guy Carlton Palmer) Guy Carlton Palmer, 101 years old and the oldest resident of Oneida Co. was born 9/5/1808
in Exeter, Otsego Co, NY, the 9th child of Christopher & Rebecca Palmer. There were
4 girls and 6 boys in the family and all of them lived to be a ripe old age. His
grandmother Deborah Palmer of Stonington, Conn, died at the age of 103. Two of Mr
Palmer's brothers came from Conn, and settled in the woods, and erected log cabins
for their accommodations. The place afterwards became Exeter. At age 14, Mr Palmer
took charge of his father's farm. His father was a farmer, a weaver, and conducted a
little shop. The father, Christopher, turned the management of the homestead over to
his son, and the latter conducted it until 1840, when he moved to Middle Settlement
and bought the little farm where he had since lived. During his young days, Mr
Palmer spent time in the buying of stock in the west. In the latter part of 1853 and
1st part of 1854, he purchased 1,000 sheep in Westfield, Chautauqua Co, NY and drove
them to Dutchess Co. This entire trip was made by foot. He had an amusing incident
while on this sheep drive. At that time, toll gates were in vogue, and he was
compelled to pay toll for his sheep. The toll keeper asked him how many sheep he had
and he replied, "you can count them all". He held political office as constable and
then as overseer of the poor. He laid out more than $1000 in the pretty Greenlawn
Cemetery. Besides the monetary expenditure, he gave much of his time to the care of
the cemetery and for 21 years had complete charge. He then turned it over to a
cemetery association. On April 24, 1833, Mr Palmer married Miss Dolly Crumb of Plainfield, who died 9/22/1840,
leaving 1 child, Dorus of Sterling, Colo, who survives. On 8/28/1841 he married Mary
Utter of New Haven. She died Oct 6, 1882. He leaves 1 son by this wife, Dewitt who
lives at Hubbardsville. On 4/23/1884 Mr Palmer married Mrs Pamelia Nichols of
Cortland who survives. Mr Palmer also leaves 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-
grandchildren. His step-children are H.C. Warner of Ilion, J.E. Nichols, of
Cortland, and A.J. Nichols of Nanatuck, Conn. All of his life, Mr Palmer has been a
man of strict honesty and integrity, enjoying to the full the respect and good will
of his neighbors and acquaintances. He was never known to wrong anyone or perform an
unworthy act. Obedience to and respect for the law was to him a sacred principle and
to all he rendered full and equal justice. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit Feb 3, 2000, "Richfield Springs Mercury" Helen Palmer RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Helen Palmer, age 75, of County Highway 16,
Hartwick, passed away on Thursday afternoon Feb. 2, 2006 in
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. She was born on
July 11, 1930 in Rhinebeck, daughter of the late Mark and
Myrtle Bowman Piester. On Oct. 10, 1964, she married George
Washington Palmer in Poughkeepsie, a loving and devoted union
of 35 years, he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2000. Mrs.
Palmer and her family came to Richfield Springs in 1970. A
graduate of New Paltz State Teachers College, she taught
Kindergarten in the Richfield Springs Central School for 25
years. She was a member of the New York State Retired
Teachers Association and the AARP. to all who knew her, they
will remember her warm smile and caring manner. she was
happiest when she was surrounded by her many friends and
family especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, JoAnn and Dexter
Smith of New Berlin, Sandra and Michael Bailey of Paisley,
Fla.; three sons, Thomas and his wife, Barbara Palmer, of
Rhode Island, Robert and Tracey Palmer of Wellington, Fla.
and Jerry Ingle of Hartwick; one sister, Eleanor and her
husband, Eduard Hericourt of Rhinebeck; eight grandchildren,
one great-granddaughter, a niece and nephew. Funeral service
and committal were private and at the convenience of her
family. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Jennie Vrooman Palmer obit "Utica Observer Dispatch", Utica, NY, Sept 8, 1963 Jennie Vrooman Palmer, former hotel owner, died yesterday at Clark Nursing Home,
Richfield Springs. She was born in Richfield, the daughter of Jacob & Ella Towne
Vrooman. She graduated in 1897 from Richfield High School, and taught in several
area schools for several years. She married Willard C. Palmer in 1906 in Monticello. They conducted the Monticello Hotel until 1916 until they purchased the Richfield Hotel
here. Later they changed the name to Palmer Hotel. Mr Palmer died in 1941.
Surviving is a cousin, Mrs Willard G. Bullion, Richfield Springs. Funeral services
tomorrow at 11 am at McGrath Funeral Home. Rev Lawrence Butler officiating. Burial
Lakeview Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Luthera Palmer Death notice: 1/21/1897, "Richfield Mercury", Richfield Springs,
NY It was with sincere regret for the many friends of Mrs Villeroy
Palmer (Luthera Shipman) when learned of her sad and sudden
death. Mr and Mrs Palmer, former residents here, were among
the earnest workers of the Universalist Church and Sunday
School. Mrs Palmer's father, the late Oliver N. Shipman, was
a long time resident here and a very prominent citizen. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Marietta Sternberg Palmer obit 3/23/1913 "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Monticello----Mrs Marietta Sternberg Palmer, 80, widow of Otis Palmer, died Saturday,
March 22 at the home of her son Ray Palmer. She leaves 6 children, 2 brothers, 3
sisters, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Margaret Sternberg Palmer obit 7/9/1925, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Mrs Margaret Sternberg Palmer, widow of Nathan Palmer, died at her home on Cullen Rd

Tuesday morning after a long illness. She would have been 86 yrs old if she had
lived till July 30. She was born in Richfield Springs, the daughter of James and Eve
Sternberg. She married Nathan Palmer 12/5/1856. Her only son, Curtis B. Palmer,
predeceased her in death. She has been care for by her daughter in law Nettie
Palmer. She leaves 3 grandsons, Ward Palmer of E. Winfield, Stanton Palmer of Utica,
and Willard Palmer of this village. Also, 2 great-grandsons. The funeral will be
Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the late home with Rev. John Springsteed of St Johns
Episcopal Church officiating. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Nathan Palmer obit 7/15/1905, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Nathan Palmer died at his residence in the town of Warren June 27 and was buried in
Lakeview Cemetery on June 30. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Scott
McCook, Rector of St John's Church. Deceased was born in Herkimer Co, and has passed
the greatest part of his life near Cullen and was 67 years, 2 months, and 5 days old.
Surviving are his wife, whose maiden name was Margaret Sternberg, one son, Curtis B.
Palmer, and 3 grandchildren. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Nettie Andrus Palmer obit June 15, 1939, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Nettie Andrus Palmer, widow of Curtis Palmer, died Monday, June 12. The funeral will be
at the home of Mrs Willard Palmer, Church St, at 2:30 p.m. today. Interment will be
in Lakeview Cemetery. She was the daughter of John and Mary Andrus, and was born in
Richfield Springs 76 years ago and spent all her life here. She was a talented
musician. She married Curtis Palmer 3/6/1884, he died 7/1/1922. Survivors include 3 sons, Ward,
Willard, and Stanley, all of Richfield Springs. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Oscar Palmer obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY, 5/21/1914 Schuyler Lake - May 21-------Oscar Palmer passed away at his home in this village on
Monday evening May 15, aged nearly 65. He had failing health for quite a long time,
but not actually ill until within the last week. He was a wagon builder and cabinet
maker. He was an honest, hard working man, many times hardly able to do so. He married Miss Alamanda Beadle in Cooperstown who with the following children survive.
Mrs Henry Carr of Pittsfield, Mrs Jasper Stone, Norway, Mrs Olin Bliss?, & Herbert
Palmer of Exeter, Fred Palmer or Warren, and Earl who lives at home. Also, several
grandchildren, 2 brothers, James of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles, of Milford. Burial
in Schuyler Lake Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Otis Palmer obit Jan 25, 1912, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Otis Palmer, 79, died at the home of his daughter Mrs C.K. Rose in Portlandville, January
24. Funeral at Monticello Saturday. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Otis J. Palmer obit 11/16/1976, "The Daily Press", Utica, NY Richfield Springs----Otis J. Palmer, 70, Richfield Springs, formerly employed by the
Sperry-Rand Corp, Ilion, died Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Albany after being a
patient for 1 week. Mr Palmer was in the US Army in 1935, served in WWII, and the
Korean Conflict. In 1965 he re-enlisted as 1st Sgt. He was born in Richfield and
attended school at Monticello and Richfield Springs High School. He is survived by a
brother, Grant, Richfield Springs, and a sister, Ruth Burrows of Zephyr Hills, Fla.
The funeral will be tomorrow at 10 am at St John's Episcopal Church. Burial in
Twilight Rest Cemetery, Monticello. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Oct 15, 1903 Seneca Palmer Richfield Springs------Brief mention was made last week of the death of Seneca Palmer,
who passed away just as the Mercury went to press. Deceased was 81 years of age and
a much respected citizen of this village. He was a skilled mechanic and a fine
workman, although declining health and advancing age had made him unable to do much
the past few years. He was the son of Squire Humphrey Palmer and had been a resident
of this place almost his entire life. The Monday preceding his death he was taken
with bronchial pneumonia, and his wife who was on a visit to relatives in
LaFargeville, summoned home, arriving late Wednesday evening. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Alida Palmer. The funeral was held at his
late residence on Church St Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. E.G. Rawson
officiating. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Mrs. Seneca Palmer obit 9/11/1908, "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Mrs Seneca Palmer (Gertrude "Elizabeth" Rickard) died at her home
on Church St in Richfield Springs last Friday after a long
illness. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. F.W. Townsend
officiating. Survivors include her daughter, Miss Alida
Palmer. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Stanley Palmer obit 12/15/1966, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Stanley E. Palmer, 72, died Thursday 12/8/1966 at the Herkimer Memorial Hospital. He was
born in Richfield 6/8/1894, a son of Curtis & Nettie Palmer. He married Carrie
Jacobsen of Richfield Springs in 1937. He was employed by NY Centeal railroad as a
conductor until his retirement. He leaves a son Willard C. Palmer of Whitesboro, 2 daughters, Miss Anne Palmer of
Richfield Springs, Mrs Bernard (Frances) Hanagan of Balston Spa, and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at St John's Episcopal Church with burial at St Joseph's
Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Nov 9, 1905 Villeroy Palmer On Saturday, Sept 30, 1905 there passed out of this life into the great beyond, the soul
of our late well-beloved and esteemed companion Villeroy Palmer. He died at the age
of 86 years. In him was exemplified the truth of that trite saying "whatever is
worth doing is worth doing well". The rest of the obit is unreadable. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Willard Curtis Palmer obit 11/6/1941, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Willard Curtis Palmer, proprietor of the Palmer Hotel, and outstanding hotel man in the
community, died at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown early Saturday morning, Nov 1 at
age 55. The funeral was held at the hotel at 3 p.m. Monday with Daniel Welton,
Richfield Springs, officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Mr Palmer was born in Herkimer County July 6, 1886, a son of Curtis & Nettie Andrus
Palmer. On 2/27/1906 he married Jane Vrooman. Survivors include his widow and 1
brother, Stanley Palmer of Utica. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Dec 6, 1918 edition of "The Otsego Farmer" newspaper obit for Mrs William Palmer (nee
Hannah VanBuren) - born 4/18/1842 Springfield, NY- died 11/28/1918 VanHornesville,
Herkimer Co, NY Mrs William Palmer, who died at the home of her daughter Mrs Dayton Armstrong (Katie)
of VanHornesville. Besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs Fred Hart and Mrs Dayton
Armstrong, one son Arthur Palmer of Otsego Co, one brother and two sisters survive." Submitted by Judy Morgan

"The Freeman's Journal" newspaper Dec 31, 1924 edition William Palmer After some years of failing health William Palmer passed to his rest Friday morning,
Dec. 26th. He was born near Schuyler Lake, Jan 1, 1841, and was left an orphan when
very young together with one sister who was separated from him then and whom he has never
seen since. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted, served his term and after he was
mustered out of service returned to Springfield and married Miss Hannah VanBuren who
has been dead for several years. Three children survive, Mrs Fred Hart, who has cared
for his declining years, Mrs Dayton Armstrong of VanHornesville, and Arthur Palmer of
Burlington. Another daughter, Mrs George Wright died before the mother. The funeral was
held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. T.G. Cook officiating
and burial was made in our cemetery. Submitted by Judy Morgan

William Henry Palmer - born 1/1/1841 near Schuyler Lake, Otsego Co, NY - died 12/26/1924 -
buried Springfield Center Cemetery, Springfield Center, Otsego Co, NY Text of obituary: "William Palmer, almost our last survivor of the Civil War, died last
Friday night at 6 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Hart. He was born
January 1, 1841 near Schuyler Lake and after serving his term of enlistment in the Civil
War returned to Springfield and married Miss Hannah Van Buren. She has been gone some
years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Hart and Mrs. Dayton Armstrong and
one son, Arthur Palmer. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, his pastor, the Rev. S.W. Cook officiating and burial made in
the Springfield cemetary." Submitted by Judy Morgan

Newport newspaper 7/3/1962 edition (born 10/23/1881 Springfield Center) Arthur Parmer Dies, Newport Resident Newport---Arthur O. Parmer, 80, a retired employee of the Borden Co. plant here, died in
Schuyler Nursing Home, Frankfort, yesterday. He was born in Springfield, a son of
William and Hannah VanBuren Parmer. In 1915, he married the former Hattie Laymon.
She died in 1952.Mr Parmer was a member of the Newport Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter Mrs Gerald Nightengale, Ft Myers, Fla, three sons; Arthur
and Floyd, both of Mohawk RD, and William, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Rev. John F.
Madden, Poland Community Baptist Church pastor, will conduct services at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday from the Autenrith Funeral Home, where friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight
and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery. Submitted by Judy Morgan

Newport newspaper 4/10/1952 edition Mrs Arthur Parmer, 52, Newport Resident, Dies Newport---Mrs Arthur Parmer, 52, this village, died yesterday in Herkimer Memorial
Hospital. She was born Oct 7, 1899, in Jordanville, a daughter of the late James and
Emma Baldwin Laymon. Her marriage to Mr. Parmer took place on Dec 15, 1915. She has
resided in this village for the past 14 years, and was a member of the First Baptist
Church. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Arthur, this village, William, Greenville,
S.C., and Floyd, with the U.S. Army in Korea; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Harry
Everson, Cold Brook, three brothers, Walter, Marvin and Albert Laymon, all of Cherry
Valley. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Autenrith
Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Densmore, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery. Submitted by Judy Morgan

April 1909 The Otsego Farmer Olive Clark Parshall After many months of painful suffering, borne with patient
fortitude, Olive, the wife of Adelbert Parshall, died at her
home at Oneonta, Monday, about 12:30 A.M. Mrs. Parshall was born in 1854, near Cooperstown, and about six
years ago removed to Oneonta. Since her residence there,
Mrs. Parshall had made many friends, all of whom admired her
for her noble Christian character. She was a devoted member
of the Free Baptist church and a loving wife and mother. She
is survived by her husband, two daughters, Thirza and Dora;
two sons, Alphonso and Dutcher, of Oneonta. She also leaves
her father, Caleb Clark, and sister, Veda Clark of Oneonta
and six brothers and one sister, resideing at Burlington and
Snowden. The bereaved family will have the sympathy of the
entire community. The funeral was held from her late home, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m.;
interment in Lakewood Cemetery at Cooperstown. Contributed by Michele Culletto

September 1938 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. George Parslow Mrs. Anna Parslow, aged seventy years, wife of George Parslow and
a well known and highly respected resident of Westville, died
at her home early Friday morning of last week after a long
illness. She had been confined to her bed the greater part
of the time since Labor day, 1936. During all this time she
was given devoted care by her family and she will be greatly
missed. Mrs. Parslow was of a quiet unassuming nature, particularly
devoted to her home and her garden. Many tributes have been
spoken of her since her passing, two being especially
applicable; “She was one of the sweetest women,” and What a
good woman she was!” Mrs. Parslow was born in Fultonham on January 11, 1868. She had
resided at Westville about twenty years. She is survived by
her husband and four sons, Floyd, of California, Nelson of
Middleburg, Martin of this place and Perc of Oaksville; two
daughters, Mrs. Henry Hetsch of Rockville Center, L.I., and
Mrs. Harold Jewell of Schenectady; also four sisters, ten
grand-children and one great-grandchild, Sonja, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Casper Thorsland of Westville. Private funeral services were held at her home Monday morning at
10 o’clock with the Rev. Wlater A. Miller, pastor of the
Baptist church, officiating. The theme of the sermon was,
“Not Dead, but Risen.” As a part of the service the Rev. Mr.
Miller recited the words of two hymns, “In the Garden, “ and
“Crossing the Bar.” There was a great profusion of beautiful
flowers from relative and friends, the family, the community,
Westville Baptist Ladies’ guild and the Rockville Center
school. Burial was made in Westville cemetery. The bearers were Harold
Jewell, Nelson Parslow, Per Parslow, and Martin Parslow. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Thursday, July 20, 1961 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Daniel Pashley Mrs. Leta Pashley, aged 79, of Schenevus, died July 16, at the
Johnann Nursing home in Worcester. She was born November 19, 1881, in Chaseville, the daughter of
Eli E. and Madore (Chase) Cornell. She was married to Philip
Briggs on February 12, 1902. He died July 14, 1923. She was
married to Daniel Pashley, September 29, 1939. He died April
14, 1959. Surviving are her brother, Leslie Cornell of New York City and
Elk Creek, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday from the
Schenevus Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alton Parker of
Boonville Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in
Schenevus Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Friday, September 24, 1948 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Nellie M. (Briggs) Penfield After an illness of about two months, mrs. Nellie M. Penfield of
Susquehanna avenue died on Tuesday, September 21, at the Mary
Imogene Bassett hospital. The daughter of Dewitt and Mary gano Briggs, she was born in
Westville January 30, 1871. On June 15, 1897 she was married
to William Penfield. Mrs. Penfield had been a resident of Cooperstown for about 40
years. She was a member of the Methodist church. She is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Van Nort of New York; tow
grandchildren, Richard and William Van Nort; and three
sister, Mrs. Leona Evans, Mrs. Thurmond Palmer, and Mrs.
Elizabeth Hueston, all of Oneonta. Funeral Services will be conducted On Friday, September 24 by the
Rev. Clarence Andres of the Methodist church at the
Tillapaugh Funeral home. Interment will be in the Hartwick
Seminary Cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Donald Perkins obit "Utica Observer", Wed, May 13, 1925, Utica, NY Richfield Springs---May 13---Donald Perkins of Schuyler Lake, was
killed yesterday when he was struck by an automobile driven
by Melvin Martin, head sawyer in a nearby mill, as he started
to cross the road from the farm of his son to the barn. Mr
Perkins had waited for 2 cars to pass and did not see the
Martin car, but stepped in front of it's path. Martin said
both he and the victim were confused. He was knocked down
and his skull fractured on the concrete highway. He was dead
in minutes. He is survived by his widow, and 2 sons, Lynn, principal of the
school at Schuyler Lake, and Ralph, who operates the farm
where his parents lived. The funeral will be tomorrow from
the home. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Lynn Perkins obit "Richfield Springs Mercury", Thursday, May 24, 1962 Mrs Lynn F. Perkins, 63, died Wednesday May 23 at Corinth
Hospital following a long illness. Cecile H. Darby was born
Oct 13, 1898 in Schuyler Lake, a daughter of Alonzo & Lillian
Coleman Darby. She graduated from Schuyler Lake High School,
and was a talented musician. On Sept 19, 1918 in Herkimer
she married Lynn F. Perkins. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons, Donald R. of Glen Falls,
Norman D. of Hudson Falls, and Wayne L. of Lancaster, 1
daughter, Grace Frasier of Kingston, 1 sister Mrs Grace
Williams, Sidney, and 10 grandchildren. The services will be
held Saturnday at 10 am at the Presbyterian Church at Luzerne
with Rev. Borden Adams officiating. Burial in Schuyler Lake
Cemetery in the Darby plot. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Clare Persons obit 2/5/1997 no name of newspaper Clare Persons born March 21, 1911 in Decatur, NY ALBANY-Miss Clare E. Persons, 85, of 553 Clinton Ave., formerly of
145 Jay St., died Monday at St. Peter's Hospice after a short
illness. Miss Persons was born in Decatur, Otsego County, New York. During
the 1960's she was a doctor's receptionist. Subsequently, Miss
Persons worked for the state Office of General Services for 13 years,
retiring in 18 years, retiring in 1981. Survivors include a sister, Vera M. Latta of Colonie; and a brother,
Warren E. Persons of Albany. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at
Frederick Funeral Home, 16 Manning Square. Spring burial will be in
Onesquethaw Cemetery, Clarksville. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the
Trinity United Methodist Church, 235 Lark St., Albany, N.Y. 12210; or
the Guardian Society, 553 Clinton Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12206. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Pickens The Otsego Republican, August 20, 1890, Vol. 62, No. 1. SUDDEN DEATH.- THe wife of Harlow Pickens of Fly Creek, died very suddenly this (Tuesday) morning of heart trouble. (page 3)

obit "Oneonta Daily Star", Aug 23, 1917 Charles Pitcher This community was much startled last Sunday morning of the news of
the very sudden death the night previous of Charles Pitcher of
Maple Valley. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. He
leaves a wife, the former Miss Allie Shelland, and an adopted
daughter. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Maria Platner Republican and Democrat, Saturday, January 7, 1871 (Cooperstown, Otsego County) DIED. (page 3) PLATNER- In Cherry Valley, Dec. 23d, 1870, Maria, wife of William Platner, aged 54 years, 11 months.

Susan Post The Morris Chronicle, November 27, 1878POST.- At the residence of D. C. Bresee at Hartwick Seminary, Nov. 21st, Miss Susan Post, aged 69 years and two months. (page 3)

Harvey Potter The Morris Chronicle, July 16, 1879. Vol. XIII, No. 23, Whole No. 643. POTTER.- In New Lisbon, July 7th, Harvey D., son of E. D. and Emmer A. Potter, in the 3d year of his age. (page 3)

Friday, March 28, 1952 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Freeman Pratt The death of Mrs. Bertha Jane Pratt, widow of Freeman Pratt,
occurred Wednesday of this week at her home in Pierstown, she
was 77, and had been in ill health for several months. She was born in Westville on December 13, 1875, a daughter of
George and Addie (Cornish) Chamberlain, and was married to
Mr. Pratt on December 27, 1893, in Westville. They moved to
Pierstown 11 years ago. Mr. Pratt died on August 10, 1950. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eldred J. Lamb of
Pierstown, and Mrs. Lucy Roseboom of Westville; a son, Neil
Pratt of Milford; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Weller of Oneonta and
Mrs. Iona Barnard of Sherburne; two brothers, Rex Chamberlain
of Oneonta and Webb Chamberlain of Milford; 25 grandchildren;
and several great-grandchildren Contributed by Michele Culletto

From: The Oneonta Daily Star DEATH OF AGED VETERAN Daniel S. Pratt of Maryland Passes Away Monday Morning. Maryland, Oct. 15.(1916)-- Monday morning October 16, occurred the death of Daniel S. Pratt
of Maryland, aged 83 years. He was a son of Elihu and Polly Wright Pratt and the youngest of
a family of nine children, four boys and five girls. He was born in the town of Milford Oct.
5, 1833. On July 4, 1855, he was married to Editha A. Tubbs, who survives him. This union was
blessed with two daughters, Mrs. Frank Chamberlain of Maryland, and Mrs. H.O. Valentine of
Saratoga Springs. These with ten grandchildren and a large circle of friends and neighbors
mourn his death. August 20, 1864, hearing the call and feeling the need, he volunteered his services to his
country, and joined Company G, First regiment, New York volunteers, and served until July 3,
1865. He was a member of Brown post, G.A.R., no. 15. The immediate cause of death came from
a fall Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, while in his home, resulting in a broken rib. Thursday
pneumonia developed and death occurred the following Monday. A large circle of neighbors
and friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved. The out-of-town friends who were in
attendance at the funeral, held at his late residence Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock,
conducted by a former pastor, Rev. L.A. Dykeman, were Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Pratt and Mr. and
Mrs. C.D. Kenyon of Oneonta. Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Tubbs of Cooperstown. John Tubbs , Mr. and
Mrs.Freeman Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Camp of Westville.
Burial at the family plot in the McKown cemetery, Maryland. Contributed by: Raymond LeMay III

From The Oneonta Herald, Oct. 31, 1918 Mrs. E.F. Pratt.(Should Be E.A. Pratt) Maryland, Oct.29.--- Mrs. E.F. Pratt Pratt died at the home of her daughter, Oct. 25. She was 81 years of age. Contributed by: Raymond LeMay III

obit Saturday, 9/7/1907, "Utica Herald Dispatch", Utica, NY Emily Chase Baldwin Pratt Funeral for Mrs Emily Pratt was held at the Central Hotel in
Sidney on Thursday morning and the body was taken to
Westville for burial. She was born in Westville, Otsego Co.
Mrs Pratt's home was in Merricksville and she is survived by
one son, one sister, and three half-sisters. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Friday, August 11, 1950 The Otsego Farmer Freeman Pratt Freeman Pratt, a resident of Pierstown for the last nine years,
died early this morning in his home at Pierstwon, after an
illness of about a month. He was 82 years-old. Mr. Pratt was born in Middlefield on December 21, 1867 the son of
John and Ellen (Ferris) Pratt. On December 27, 1893, he was
married in Westville to Bertha J. Chamberlain of Westville.
She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Roseboom of
Westville and Mrs. Eldred Lamb of Pierstown; one son, Neil
Pratt of Milford; 23 grandchildren and several great-
granchildren. One other son, George Pratt, the oldest, died
in Syracuse on April 28, 1948. A grandson, PFC. Nelson Pratt
of Syracuse, was killed in Germany in 1946 and brought back
to this country in 1948 for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt came to Pierstown from Westville where they
resided many years. Their 50th wedding anniversary was
observed in 1943 at the Grange Hall in Pierstown, with about
100 persons present. Mr. Pratt was a farmer and belonged to the Westville Baptist
Church. He also was an honorary and Silver Star member of
the Westville Grange No. 640. Funeral services will be conducted at Ingalls Funeral Home in
Cooperstown on Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Walter
Miller, pastor of the Westville Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Pratt family plot in the Westville
cemetery Contributed by Michele Culletto

May 9, 1890 The Otsego Farmer Thomas Pratt Died At Westville, April 22nd 1890, Thomas Pratt, aged 94 years, 1
month, and 10 days. Mr. Pratt had been a resident of
Westville since he was 4 years old. He was a good mechanic,
an obliging neighbor and a respected citizen. At the time of
his death he was a member of the Westville Baptist church.
Sermon by the pastor Rev. D.B. Grant, from the 116th Psalm,
7th verse. He was laid at rest beside his companion, Louisa
Ann Pratt, who died Sept. 17th 1887, aged 88 years, 4 months
and 8 days. [Buried at Westville Baptist Churchyard] Contributed by Michele Culletto

April 1909 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Helen Winsor Preston Died, at her home in Milford Centre on Wednesday afternoon of
last week, after a brief illness, Helen Winsor Preston, wife
of Charles D. Preston, aged thirty-three years. Her death
has cast a gloom on the entire community. Mrs. Preston was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Winsor of
Porttlandville. Besides her husband, she leaves three small
children, the youngest about three years old, just when they
need so much a mother’s care. She also leaves six sisters
and three brothers to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Preston was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church,
Portlandsville, although, since her marriage to Mr. Preston,
eight years ago, she, with her husband, has been an attendant
at the church here and was at one time, president of the
Ladies’ Aid society, and of which she was a member at the
time of her death. The husband and other relatives of the
deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community. The funeral was held on Saturday. The remains were taken to the
church at 12:45 p.m., for the friends to view. The services
were held at 1 o’clock; interment in the cemetery at Milford
Centre. Contributed by Michele Culletoo

David B. Pugh Takes Own Life Monday Afternoon [1938] Had Been a Resident of New Berlin for Past Thirty-Seven Years This community was shocked late Monday afternoon to learn of the death of Mr. David
B. Pugh at his home on Whitmore Avenue in this village. Mr. Pugh had received word by mail during the early afternoon that the compensation
which he had been receiving on account of an ankle injury sustained while
working at the Dairymen's League milk plant last spring, would be cut off.
Brooding over this fact, it is believed that Mr. Pugh was a victim of temporary
derangement and going into the barn at the rear of his house, he placed a rope
over a beam and took his own life by hanging. His body was discovered by Mr. Hugh Elliott, who occupies the Pugh residence,
shortly after five o'clock when Mr. Elliott became alarmed at his absence and
started out to find him. He had not been seen since shortly after 3 o'clock and
it is believed that he took his life sometime between 4 and 5 p.m. Dr. W. P. Elliott was called at once but life was extinct and the coroner, Dr. A. K.
Benedict of Sherburne, was summoned. Mr. David B. Pugh was born on February 27, 1869, at Boonville, N.Y., son of William
and Elizabeth Lewis Pugh. He came to New Berlin thirty-seven years ago and was
employed by the Borden Condensed Milk Company for many years. Since the