Otsego County, NY

obit June 19, 1930, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Cora Cushman Wall The remains of Cora Wall, wife of the late Edwin Wall, were brought here from
Syracuse Saturday and placed in the family plot at Richfield Springs Cemetery.
Services were held at the grave with Rev. G.H. McClean officiating. She had
suffered from cancer for 3 years, and had been unconscious for a number of
weeks. Survivors include 1 daughter, Greta of Syracuse, a son Harold of Albany, 2
grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs Jennie Bigelow of Richfield Springs, Mrs Simmons
of Little Falls, & Mrs Wilson of Buffalo, who has helped care for her the last
five weeks of her illness. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Obituary of Horace C. Walter, published in the Richfield Springs Mercury, Thursday, May 3,
1894: Horace C. Walter died at his home on Church street in the village of Richfield Springs,
at half past six o’clock on Monday morning, April 23rd, 1894. He had been confined to the
house for about two months, and although it was felt that he could never be a well man
again, still the end came very suddenly. Mr. Walter was the tenth child of Jacob Walter
and Lana Davison and was born in the town of Springfield, NY, December 31st, 1829. At the
age of twenty three he publicly acknowledged Christ as his savior by uniting with the
church. Since 1853 he had served as an honored elder and as a trustee of the Presbyterian
Church. For forty seven years he had been actively identified with the business interests
of Richfield Springs. He leaves a widow, Mary A. Walter, and four children, H.E. Walter,
Mrs. H.H. Getman, Ella Walter, and Mrs. W.H. Rankin. Among the many tributes to the memory of Mr. Walter was the fact his pastor and two former
pastors all came from a distance to be present at the funeral. A private service was held
at his home Thursday, April 16, at one o’clock. The body then lay in state in the church
till three o’clock, when the public services took place. They were conducted by the Rev.
Geo. Reynolds, assisted by the Revs. F.H. Seeley, S.V. Holmes, and F.W. Townsend. As a
mark of respect the business houses were closed at the hour of the funeral and the whole
fire department of which Mr. Walter was an honorary member, attended the services in
uniform and acted as a guard, escorting the body to the burying ground. The church was
filled to overflowing with sincere mourners, and each one felt that he had lost a friend.
None knew him but to love him. Whether in the home, in business, or the church, his
integrity, uprightness and Christian character endured him to all. In the home which so
sorely mourns his loss, he was ever the devoted husband and affectionate father, and none
ever entered there without feeling his “incarnate goodness”. Into his daily life and
business he carried the same spirit and proved in all his actions the practical reality
of Christian life. But it is in the church he loved that his loss will be felt by the
greatest number. For more than forty years he has been a leader in its councils and labors,
and to no man does the church owe its present prosperous condition more than to Mr. Walter.
Pastor after pastor has learned to love him and has leaned heavily upon him and found in
him a counselor that never led astray. The world is made better by the lives of such men
and may his Christ like influence long be felt as an inspiration to all who knew him. Contributed by: Claudia Bement

obit "The Daily Star", Aug 3, 1996, Oneonta, NY Edwin Walton East Springfield-----Edwin F. Walton, 74, of East Springfield passed
away Aug 1, 1996, in the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford. He was born Jan 19, 1922 in Roseboom, the son of Harry and Anna
(Scott) Walton. On July 22, 1944, he married Olah A. Prior in
New Bern, S.C. Mr Walton was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during
World War II, serving in the Pacific. He worked for the New York
Telephone Company for 31 years, retiring in 1977. After his
retirement, he worked part-time at the Agway in Cherry Valley until
the mid-1980's. He was a Boy Scout leader for 20 years, received a
BSA "Silver Beaver" award, attended the BSA 50th anniversary camporee
in Colorado and the national jamboree in New Mexico. Mr Walton was
also a Little League coach for 20 years, and enjoyed sports, camping
and building. He is survived by his wife, Olah A. Walton of East Springfield, one
son, Robert S. Walton of Webster, one daughter, Barbara LaDuke of
Springfield Center, five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. He was preceded by a a son, Roger, who died in Vietnam in 1967. The
Richfield Springs Veterans Post will conduct military graveside
funeral and committal services on Sunday, Aug 4, 1996, at 1 p.m. in
the Springfield Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Frederick Walton obit Friday, Jan 4, 1952 "Farmer & Republican", Cooperstown, NY Frederick Walton died Dec 31 at his Cherry Valley Home of a heart
attack. He was born in Cherry Valley Jan 28, 1875, son of
Calvin & Roxy A. (Rhines) Walton. He attended the local
schools and married Miss Emma Foland Dec 1, 1897. For many
years he was a farmer, and for 17 years had been employed as
a night watchman at Armstrong Chair Factory. He was a member
of Grace Episcopal Church. Besides his wife, he leaves a son Harry of East Winfield, 2
daughters, Mrs Harry Shaul, Cherry Valley, Mrs Harley
Pickens, Ilion, 8 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at Ottman Funeral Home at 2 pm Thursday
with Rev. Robert St Albans Knox, officiating. The body will
be placed in Ottman vault until spring with burial in
Roseboom. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "the Daily Star", Tuesday, August 22, 1978 Harry E. Walton Cooperstown-----Harry E. Walton, 79, of 80 1/2 PIoneer Street,
Cooperstown, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug 20 at his home.
Burial will be in Springfield Center Cemetery. He was born Aug
10, 1899, in Cherry Valley, the son of Frederick and Emma
(Foland) Walton. He married Anna M. Scott Dec 18, 1918 in
Middlefield. Mr Walton operated dairy farms in the East
Springfield and Roseboom areas for many years, retiring in 1966.
He attended the Cooperstown First Baptist Church. He was a
former member of the Roseboom Grange. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs John (Elizabeth) Chase,
Fly Creek, and Mrs Evelyn Brown, Chatham, and Mrs Peery (Shirley)
Earle, Apalachian, two sons, Edwin F. Walton, East Springfield
and Robert E. Walton, Cooperstown Rd, 13 grandchildren, and nine
great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs Harry (Myra) Shaul, Cherry
Valley, and Mrs Lucy Pickens, Orange, Calif, an uncle, Marsh
Foland, Sharon Springs, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 23 at the Ingalls,
Connell & Dow Funeral Home, Cooperstown. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Roxy Walton obit Sept 27, 1934 "The Cherry Valley News", Cherry Valley, NY Mrs Roxy A. Walton died at her home on Lancaster street, Monday evening at
7:30 o'clock. She had been ill with paralysis for the past three weeks.
She was 80 years, 11 months, and 5 days old at the time of her death, and
was the last survivor of a family of nine children. She had spent 60 years
of her life in Cherry Valley. She was the daughter of Garner Rhines and Matilda Clendening and was born
Oct 19, 1853 in the town of Middlefield, Otsego County. Her husband Calvin
J. Walton and a son, George, preceded her in death several years ago.
Surviving are two sons, Fred Walton of Cherry Valley and Harry Walton of
Tarrytown, N.Y. with seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at her late residence on Lancaster
Street, with the Rev. William Powell Hill, rector of Grace Episcopal Church,
officiating. Burial will be made in Cherry Valley Cemetery. Mrs Walton was
a member of the Grace Church and Woman's Guild of that church. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Mrs. William Ward WARD: 1889 - In this village, Feb. 23rd of consumption, Mrs. Wm.
B. Ward, aged 41 years. The death of Mrs. Wm. B. Ward,
although it has been known for some months that her recovery
was impossible, cast a deep gloom over the entire village as
the deceased was a most exemplary Christian woman and a
promoter of all good work. Her funeral was held at St.
John's church at 2 p.m. yesterday, Rev. Robert Granger
officiating. Contributed by H. Geywit

obit Dec 20, 2002 "The Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Edna May Waro COOPERSTOWN — Edna May Waro passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec.
18, 2002, at The Meadows. She was 78 years old.
Edna was born in Flushing, on May 29, 1926, to Ivan and Mary
(O'Leary) Klein. The family moved to Westford in June 1938.
She was a graduate of Andrew S. Draper, Schenevus. She married
Matthew Edward (Ed) Waro Sr., on Jan. 7, 1948, in Amsterdam, who
passed away July 8, 1975. Edna will be fondly remembered by many
for her dedication to her career as a nurse's aide at Bassett
Healthcare for 37 years. She retired in August 1996. She is survived by her three sons and their families, Matthew Jr.
and Andrea of Leonardtown, Md., Mark and Gloria of South
Hartwick, Michael and Kathy of Cooperstown; grandchildren, Darrin
and Jennifer, Wyatt, Malia, Matthew, Cody, MacKenzie, Justin and
Kyle; and great-granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel. Other survivors
include siblings, and their families, Edward and Doris Klein of
Keystone Heights, Fla., Walter and Betty Klein of Martin, Ga.,
Frank Klein of Jensen Beach, Fla., Martha Morris of Newberry,
Fla., Betty Ann and Chuck Buxton of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and
Katherine and Michael Korotitsch of Schenectady. She also leaves
behind nephews, nieces and cousins. She is predeceased by her
parents, Ivan and Mary Klein; grandson, Matthew Stephen Waro;
brothers, Henry, Ivan and Charles Klein; sister, Eleanor Palmer.
Edna enjoyed travel, spending time with her family and grandchildren and listening to Don Ho and Elvis Presley. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at 10 a.m.
at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, with the Rev.
Ronald Fralick, pastor of the Cherry Valley Presbyterian Church,
officiating. Calling hours will be on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, from
5 to 8 p.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, when
the family will be in attendance. Burial will be in the spring in
Westville Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Sarah B. Way obit April 26, 1907, "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Mrs Sarah B. (Campbell) Way, daughter of the late Francis
Campbell of Westville, died Tuesday after a brief illness at
the home of her nephew F.M. Campbell, Oneonta. Mrs Way was
68 years of age. She is survived by one son, George W. Way
of Maryland, brothers: Aaron Campbell of Oneonta, and Jonah
Campbell of Beaver Meadow, Chenango Co. The funeral was held
Thursday from the Lutheran Church of Maryland. Interment at
Maryland. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Austin John Wayman Obituary obtained from the New York State Historical Assn., Worcester Times, June 11,
1947, pg.
1, col. 3 and pg. 5, col. 3: “Austin John Wayman died at his home in this village [Worcester] at 2:30 o'clock last
Wednesday [June 4, 1947] afternoon from heart disease from which he had suffered for many
months. [He was
born June 5, 1884] The funeral was held from the Skinner funeral home at
2:00 p.m. Saturday
with interment at Richmondville. Rev. L. C. Jones, pastor of the
Baptist church officiated.
The bearers were Willard F. Chase, Michael Usalatz, George W.
Alexander and Walter Bartow.
Besides his wife [Augusta Boynton Wayman] he is survived by
a daughter, Mrs. Harold [Beatrice]
Nelson; a son, Donald Wayman; and three grandchildren,
all of this village. Also by his mother,
Mrs. Sarah [Austin Wayman] Baldwin, of Cherry
Valley; three brothers, Harry and Robert of
Schenevus, and Bert of Worcester; a half
brother, Claude Baldwin of Cherry Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel DeCiccio of Worcester
and Mrs. Nettie Jeffers of Sharon Springs.” **Information in brackets added by Jean** Submitted by Jean Gossman

Frank Weidman The Otsego Republican, August 20, 1890, Vol. 62, No. 1. Frank Weidman, son of Peter Weidman, of Oneonta, died suddenly last Thursday morning from the effects of bursting of a blood vessel near the brain, a few hours before. He was a painter by trade, 35 years old and leaves a wife and four children. (page 3)

Ethel (Cox) Wells obit "Oneonta Star", Oneonta, NY, March 19, 1965 Ethel (Cox) Wells, Lima, died March 2. Funeral services will be
held at 2 pm Saturday at Kayes Funeral Home, Honoeye Falls.
She was the daughter of John and Augusta Dingman House Cox
and a former resident of Hartwick. Burial was in North
Bloomfield Cemetery. She went to Bloomfield in 1912. She
had been in ill health a long time before her death. Survivors include her husband, 5 daughters, Mrs Paul (Ruth)
Musfeldt, E. Rochester, Mrs James (Josephine) Barber,
Rochester, Mrs Allen (Retta) Dusett, Lima, Mrs Alfred (Doris)
Gruschow, Pittsford, Mrs Lloyd (Anna Belle) Conners, E.
Rochester, 3 sons, Lewis, John, and Herbert all of Honoeye
Falls, 26 grandchildren, 1 brother, John Cox of S. New
Berlin, 1 half sister Bertha Manley of Hartwick, and several
nieces and nephews. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Irma West obit "The Daily Star", Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY, June 5, 2009 STAMFORD _ Irma West, of Stamford, passed away peacefully in her
home on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Born in Worcester, on Oct. 14,
1927, as Irma Scofield, Irma spent her entire life in the
Oneonta and Stamford area. She will be remembered with love by her devoted husband of 38
years, Mr. Herbert C. West; her son, Bill Wilsey, of
Independence, Ky.; her sister, Helen Miller, of Smyrna, Del.;
eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Irma's love of life, her contagious
laugh, her sense of humor and unwavering devotion to her
family will be deeply missed and always remembered. Irma
will be put to rest at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at a graveside
service in Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester. Irma's son,
Timothy Wilsey, who predeceased her on April 6, 2009, will be
interred alongside her. Those who wish to attend the service
and pay their final respects are welcome to do so. Funeral
arrangements have been entrusted to the Hall-Tari Funeral
Home, Stamford, under the direction of William A. Tari. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Robert Folger Westcott WESCOTT: Robert Folger Westcott, founder of the Westcott Express
Company, died suddenly near Richfield Springs last Friday.
Mr. Westcott was accustomed to drive a great deal and that
morning he left his beautiful summer home, "Bella-Vista" in a
light buckboard. He was accompanied by Mrs. GARDNER of the
Cary Cottage. When about three miles from the village, Mr.
Westcott attempted to turn out for a carriage in which Mrs.
W. Dewes WOOD was riding. In some manner the wagon was
overturned. The coachman of Mrs. Wood sent to Mr. Westcott's
assistance. Mr. Westcott and Mrs. Gardner were thrown out of
the wagon, but the horse did not run, and the occupants did
not seem to be injured. The wagon was righted and Mr.
Westcott started to get in again. Suddenly he placed his
hand to his back and dropped dead. Whether he suffered a
stroke of apoplexy or some internal injury is not known. Mr.
Westcott was 75 years old and had been a summer resident for
the past 12 years. He built a palatial residence on Main
Street and took a great interest in the affairs of the
village, serving at one time as its president. He resided at
Orange, N.J. during the winter. He is survived by his wife,
one son, Robert F. and two daughters, Mrs. Conquest and Mrs.
Solly of New York. Contributed by H. Geywit

Charles Wheeler The Morris Chronicle, May 19, 1869, VOL. III, No. 6, Whole No. 110. In Laurens, April 23d, of scarlet fever, CHARLES WHEELER, adopted son of Orman and Mary E. Potter, aged 9 years. (page 3)

Cora White obit "Otsego Farmer", May 3, 1901, Cooperstown, NY Mrs William White (Cora VanBuren) died after a short illness at
her home last Thursday night, north of the village. The
funeral was held at the Baptist Church where she was a
member, on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. M. Aldrich,
officiating. Besides her young husband and parents, she is
survived by one sister, and other relatives and many friends
left to mourn for her. Contributed by Judy Morgan

William White obit Oct 2, 1925, "Farmers & Republican", Cooperstown, NY William F. White, who had suffered severly of tuberculosis for
several months, died at his home here Thursday evening. He
was born 52 years ago, the oldest son of Charles & Mallie
Hoke White. In his young manhood he married Miss Cora
VanBuren, who went away many years ago. Later he married her
sister Miss Hattie VanBuren, who survives, together with an
adopted daughter Bertha White. Also surviving are two half
brothers John & Charles. The funeral was held at the home on
Sunday afternoon with Rev. F.S. Cook officiating, pastor of
the Baptist Church. Burial in the family plot in Springfield
Center. Contributed by Judy Morgan

obit "The Daily Star", July 1998 Gwendol M. Whitney ONEONTA — Mr. Gwendol M. "Whit" Whitney, 80, of Wilber Park Apartments,
Oneonta died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital,
Oneonta. Mr. Whitney was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Oneonta, the son of
Milton and Leta (Smith) Whitney. He married Florence A. Boardman on Sept.
1, 1945, in Schenectady. Mrs. Whitney died Jan. 15, 1994. Mr. Whitney was
a 1935 graduate of Oneonta High School and a 1939 graduate of Hartwick
College. He worked in the State Health Laboratory in Albany for one year
before entering the military service in 1940. He served for five years
during WW II and was a B-26 bomber pilot flying out of North Africa. He
was shot down March 8, 1944, and spent 14 months as a prisoner of war
in Italy, Austria, Poland and Germany. He then served 10 years in the Air
Force Reserves. He was employed in the Production Planning Department of
the Bendix Corp. in Sidney for 28 years prior to his retirement in August
1979. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the American Legion
and the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy W. and Richard Walley
of Albany; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald M. and Patty Whitney of
Helena, Mont.; six grandchildren, Ryan and Derek Walley of Albany, Jason,
Kyle, Brett and Tanya Whitney of Helena, Mont. and several nieces and
nephews. Gwendol was predeceased by two brothers, Darwin R. and Sheryl G.
Whitney. Funeral sevices will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the
Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta with the Rev. Marie E. King,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta, officiating. Mr.
Whitney will be cremated at the Hillington Crematory, Morris and his
ashes will be interred at the Schenevus Cemetery, Schenevus at the
convenience of the family. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Friday, January 15, 1937 The Otsego Farmer Fred S. Welden Fred S. Welden passed away at his home in this village Friday
evening, January 8th, at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Welden, one of the
five children of William and Evelyn (Sliter) Welden, was born
December 1, 1869, in the town of Westford and has always
resided here except for seven years he spent in the West as
manager of a grocery store. On January 13, 1897, he was united in marriage to Miss Zaretta
Earing. To this union two sons were born, Roscoe and Millard
Welden, who resided at home. In 1916, Mr. Welden was thrown out of a wagon, being drawn by
three horses, nearly breaking his neck. It injured his
spinal cord, causing him to gradually lose the use of his
legs and for the past five years he had been totally
disabled. In spetember, 1931, having sold their farm, they
moved to the village where he has since resided. Mr. Welden is survived by his wife, his two sons mentioned above,
one grandson, Harold Douglas, and by one brother Frank, of
this place; also by several cousins living in the West. Private funeral services were held at his late home Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. F. B. Dodd, pastor of the
local Methodist Episcopal church, officiated, with interment
in the family plot in the Westville cemetery. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Almira Baldwin Wilber obit Dec 16, 1910 "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Almira Baldwin Wilber, wife of Menzo Wilber, passed away Friday
morning Dec 9 in Westville. She had been in poor health for
sometime, but died suddenly, as she had seemed much improved
the day before. She was born near Westville in 1841, and
had always resided near that village. She married Menzo
Wilber Oct 18, 1860, and on Oct 18 of the present year, they
celebrated their 50th anniversary. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs John
Holliday and Mrs Ella Joslyn of Westville, 4 brothers, Henry,
George, and Jacob Baldwin of Westville, R.H. Baldwin of
Milford, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be
from the late home Sunday afternoon at 2:00 with Rev. E.R.
Briggs, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
officiating. Interment will be in Westville Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Maggie Wilber obit 6/22/1888, "The Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Maggie Wilber died of typhoid and brain fever after an illness of
about 2 weeks, Maggie, a bright little daughter of Menzo
Wilber, aged about 8 years. Contributed by Judy Morgan

The Otsego Farmer December 31, 1915 Mrs. Mary J. Wilber Mary J. Sun, wife of the late Jacob Wilber of Oneonta, died on
Thursday of last week at the residence of her niece, Mrs.
Perley Baldwin of Worcester, to whose home she went from
Oneonta, in September last to reside. Mrs. Wilber, was about
seventy-eight years of age, had been in failing health for
some weeks, and her demise was not at this time unexpected.
Her body was taken Sunday to her old home in Westville, where
funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church,
the Rev. Nelson B. Ripley of Milford preaching a most
impressive sermon. Interment in the Westville cemetery. Mrs. Wilber was thrice married, her first husband being Cook
Gurney of the town of Maryland. Following his death, she
married the Rev. John Cooke of Portlandville, who lived only
a few years. Her last husband was Jacob Wilber of this city,
who died a few years ago. Mrs. Wilber is survived by three
sons: Conductor William O.
Gurney of Binghamton, John S. Gurney of Minneapolis, Minn.,
and Thomas Gurney of Westville. She leaves also two sisters,
one of them Mrs. James Saxton of the latter place. Mrs. Wilber was a much respected woman, and had many friends in
Oneonta, as elsewhere, that she had resided, to lament her
death. General sympathy will be extended to the sorrowing
family.—Star. Contributed by Michele Culletto

Menzo Wilber obit 10/11/1918, "Farmer & Republcan", Cooperstown, NY Menzo Wilber's death occured at the home of his daughter in
Cooperstown Thursday morning a week ago. His age was 83. He
had been in poor health for sometime and pneumonia was the
cause of his death. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon
from the Methodist Episcopal Church of Westville with Rev.
Nelson Ripley officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at
that place. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Oliver Wilcox The Morris Chronicle, June 14, 1871 In Loydsville, town of Plainfield, Otsego Co., May 31, Oliver Wilcox, aged 60 years.

Daniel WILLIAMS ( 1782 CT - 22 DEC 1842 IL ) [ published in JAN 1843 - unknown newspaper or periodical ] [ cut out & pasted into the Williams family Bible, now in ] [ possession (2003) of Richard Williams BURKE of St. Louis, Mo. ] "In Galesburg, Knox county, Ill. on the 22d ult., of inflamation of the lungs,
Mr. DANIEL WILLIAMS, in the 60th year of his age. *handwritten "1842"* Mr. Williams was born in Connecticut, and came with his father, deacon Asahel
Williams, to Exeter, Otsego county, N.Y., who is supposed still to reside there
at the advanced age of nearly 90 years. Mr. Williams married Miss Martha Morse,
of Burlington, Otsego county, N. York, and soon after removed to the town of Russia,
Herkimer county, then a new country, where he continued to reside until he came to
Illinois in the summer of 1839. Mr. Williams was distinguished for sound judgment
and independence of mind. By his enterprise, industry, and frugal habits, he arose
to comparative wealth; and his upright and moral deportment secured for him general
respect and confidence. Though not until recently a professor of religion, he always maintained a high
regard for religious institutions, took a lively interest in sustaining a preached
gospel in his town, and made his home the home of ministers and religious people.
The influence of his early education was shown, not only in these respects, but also
in the fact that he was often the subject of religious impressions. But it was not
till the year 1840 in a revival in Galesburg, that he truly embraced the Saviour
as he thought, and came out on the side of the Lord. He soon after united with the
visible church, erected the family alter, and walked in the ordinances of the Lord.
For the last year his firm health and vigorous constitution had been somewhat impaired
by an aflection of the lungs. He attended very assiduously upon his daughter, Mrs. Gale,
during her illness, and for the last two nights she was with us he took no rest. Mrs.
Gale died about six o'clock on Sabbath evening, Dec. 11th. After her death he returned
with Mrs. Williams to his home under deep affliction. During the night he was seized
with a chill, which was soon followed by signs of delirium. His disease proved to be
an inflammation of the lungs, which no remedies could remove. He was apprehensive
from the commencement, that it would be his last sickness, and he made arrangement
of his worldly affairs accordingly.-- His mind was composed in view of death; and as the world receded, and his eyes
rested more steadfastly upon the realities of the future, the manifestations of
his faith and hope were more interesting. The glories of the Saviour, and the
spiritual interests of others, occupied both his lucid and wandering moments
during the last hours of his life. For the righteous who thus die in hope, we need not mourn; but the loss of
surviving friends is a demand upon our sympathy and prayers. In this case
especially will this demand, in behalf of the aged and infirm widow and a little
grand-daughter, who remain to occupy that house alone, after two such bereavements,
not fail to be appreciated by their numerous christian friends.-- [Communicated.]" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [* Notes by Dan Rathbun, transcriber, June 2003 ] * the abbrev. "ult." for ultimo [from Latin - ultimus "last"] ultimo defined as:
"in the month preceding the current one" (Webster's Dictionary) * the "little grand-daughter" refers to Martha Williams COON, dau of Dr. David
COON Jr (b 1802 died 29 JAN 1834 Russia NY) & Esther (WILLIAMS) COON-GALE (d 11
DEC 1842 Galesburg, IL). Martha was born at Russia, Herkimer Co., NY circa 1832;
living in 1880 census at Chicago, Cook Co., IL [Film T9-199, pg 281B] Martha Williams
COON married 13 JUN 1857 at Galesburg, IL to Thomas Scott PHILLIPS, b Phillipsburg,
Orange Co., NY on 14 SEP 1823; and he died at Chicago, IL on 21 APR 1886. He was son
of William & Sarah (EVERTSON) PHILLIPS. Martha & Thomas had 2 daus in their home in
1880 census, viz: Harriet G., b IL 1862/63; Bertha, b IL 1870/71. * Daniel WILLIAMS, of whom is the subject of the above obituary, is found in the US
Federal Census at Russia, Herkimer Co., NY for the years, 1810, 1820, 1830. He removed
to Galesburg, Knox Co., IL in 1839 and found in the US Federal census there for the year
1840. His widowed daughter Esther and her daughter Martha Williams COON went with him
& his wife Martha (MORSE) to Galesburg. Esther married there (2nd) to Rev. George
Washington GALE (as his 2nd wife) 14 SEP 1840. George & Esther had 1 son, Henry
Williams GALE, b 1841 d 1842. * Daniel WILLIAMS - family group Daniel, b. __ ___ 1782 in/near Lebanon, New London Co.,
CT son of Asahel WILLIAMS & Esther DEWEY. married __ ___ 180_, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY, to Martha MORSE, b. __ ___ 1785,
Preston, New London Co., CT dau of ? STEPHEN MORSE & Daniel & Martha WILLIAMS rem to Russia, Herkimer Co., NY and had: i. Esther WILLIAMS, b. Russia, NY, 8 DEC 1809 m(1): David COON Jr, M.D. m(2) Rev. George W. GALE ii. Sherman WILLIAMS, b. Russia, NY, 15 APR 1811 d. Lincoln, Dallas Co., IA, 6 JUN 1885; bur Galesburg, IL m. North Stonington, New London Co., CT, 18 OCT 1831 to Sarah Manwaring BRADLEY (6 MAY 1807-12 MAR 1888) iii. Ann WILLIAMS, b. & d. Russia, NY (aged 18 months) iv. Mary Ann WILLIAMS, b. Russia, NY, __ JUN 1818 died at Russia, NY, __ JUN 1832 1842 DEC 22 - Daniel WILLIAMS died at Galesburg, Knox Co., IL 1849 MAR 1 - Martha (MORSE) WILLIAMS died at Galesburg, IL Contributed by: Dan Rathbun

obit Dec 26, 2004 "The Daily Star" George R. Williams WESTFORD — George R "Bud" Williams, 80, passed away Thursday, Dec.
23, 2004, peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was
born Sept. 24, 1924, in Westford, the son of Herbert T. and
Georgia W. (Roseboom) Williams. Bud was a World War II United
States Army veteran. He served with General Patton’s Third Army
in Europe. He was a lifelong resident of the town of Westford. He
was a member of the Westford United Methodist Church, a lifetime
member of the Otsego County Town Supervisor Association, and a
past member of the Mid Statesmen Barber Shop Choirs and
the Westford Volunteer Fire Department. Bud is survived by his wife of 10 years, Nan P. Williams; six
children, Janet W. Bloodgood, Susan M. Williams, Robert E. and
wife, Alana, Williams, Sandra B. and husband, Lee Hillis, William
G. and wife, Kathy, Williams, and Deborah A. and husband, Ronald,
Kapushinski; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Marion Van Etten and Lois Brunschmid; a brother, Thomas
H. Williams; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his first wife of 47 years, Geraldine H. Williams, a brother,
Gerald B. Williams, and a sister, June I. Ritton. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at
the Westford United Methodist Church, Westford, with the Rev.
Rose Bellen, pastor of the Westville United Methodist Church,
officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will take
place in the spring at the Westford Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

John Williams John Williams, 69 years of age, was on his way from Otego to
Oneonta last Friday afternoon, when as he approached the
Crandall railroad crossing, about two miles this side of
Otego, he saw a train coming and stopped his horse. As the
train drew nearer the horse became frightened and in spite of
Mr. Williams’ efforts to restrain him started forward and
reached the track directly in front of the locomotive. The
engine struck the wagon and demolished it throwing Mr.
Williams in the air. He landed on the pilot, and here he was
found when the train was stopped by Engineer Hand. He was
brought to his home at the corner of East and Spruce Streets
in this village, where it was discovered that his injuries
were of a very serious nature. He died from the effects of
them on Tuesday evening. Published Richfield Springs Mercury Thursday October 18 1888 Contributed by Rene' Treffeisen

Oneonta Daily Star 9 April 1923 Page 2 Waterman Willis Dead Father of Hon. Nathaniel P. Willis Passes Away at Cooperstown Cooperstown, April 8. ---- Waterman Willis, who suffered a shock Wednesday evening
died Friday noon at the Mary Imogene Bassett hospital. Mr. Willis was born in 1843
at East Springfield. He was the son of Plinney Willis and Catherine Lippott. His
wife’s maiden name was Esther Ann Bronner. Mr. Willis was a farmer until about 10
years ago when he sold his farm at East Springfield and came to Cooperstown to live.
Surviving are a son, Hon. Nathaniel P. Willis, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Roger
Roland of Wilkinsburg, Pa., and Miss Esther Willis of Cooperstown. The funeral will
be held at the home of the son Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. N. L. Yates of
Christ Church officiating. Burial at Springfield Center. Mr. Willis was a member of the Mohican club and a director of the Cooperstown
National Bank. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Willis was a man highly
respected in Cooperstown and many friends will sincerely regret his passing. He was
quiet and unassuming by nature and those who knew him intimately loved and respected
him for his many admirable qualities. Contributed by Hank Hardisty

Emily B. Willmarth WILLMARTH: In Monticello at the residence of her son-in-law,
Orville Jacobson, February 3rd, 1893, Mrs. Emily B., widow of
the late Joseph Willmarth in the 81st year of her age. Mrs.
Willmarth's maiden name was Arnold. She was born in
Fairfield, Herkimer County and was the last survivor of a
family of eleven children. In the early years of their
married life, Mr. and Mrs. Willmarth established a home in
the Town of Exeter about two miles southwest of Monticello
where the family continued to reside for more than forty
years. Five daughters gladdened the home, four of whom
survive the death of their parents, and whose privilege it
was to be with their mother during her last sickness and with
watchful care and loving tenderness to minister to her
comfort. And never did a mother have more faithful
attention. The deceased possessed an amiable disposition, a
well established character and uniform kindness of heart.
These estimable qualities won for her the enduring love of
her family and the entire neighborhood where she passed so
many years and where most of her life's work was
accomplished. She was a member of the Richfield Springs
Universalist church. Her funeral services were largely attended. Contributed by H. Geywit

Dennis Wilsey Death notice: "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY, Oct 20, 1893 Dennis Wilsey of Chaseville was buried last week. Burial
Schenevus Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Timothy Wilsey obit "The Daily Star", Oneonta, NY, April 8, 2009 ONEONTA _ Timothy Earl Wilsey passed away April 6, 2009, his 58th
birthday, after an extended illness. Tim was born in 1951, in
Oneonta, the son of Irma L. Scofield and Earl D. Wilsey. He
is a 1969 graduate of Oneonta High School, where he played
fullback and defensive end for the Yellowjackets. Tim
received a vocational degree from SUNY Delhi in 1970, and
served in the Army National Guard's 204th Engineering
Battalion through the mid 1970s. Tim began working as an
independent general contractor in the late 1970s, founding T.
Wilsey Construction, Inc. Notable local projects include the
Oneonta Public Safety Building, the warehouse for Northern
Eagle Beverages, and the Main Street restoration initiative
in the early 1980s. In the 1980s, he worked for Walter Rich
on rail lines in New Jersey. Tim also owned and operated
several student housing buildings in Oneonta. Tim enjoyed
fishing, camping at Arnold Lake, hosting parties, and
spending time with his family and numerous friends. He will
be dearly missed by all who loved him. Tim is survived by his father, Earl D. Wilsey, and his wife,
Doris, of Oneonta; his mother, Irma L. West, and her husband,
Herbert, of Jefferson; his brother, William Wilsey, and his
wife, Patty, of Kentucky; his sons, Jared Wilsey of Memphis,
Tenn., and Darren Wilsey and his wife, Susan, of Irvine,
Calif.; his daughters, Elissa Wilsey of New York and Jennica
"Jennapoo" Wilsey of Maryland; his grandsons, Rocco and
Oliver Wilsey of Irvine, Calif.; his aunts, Rose Barnes of
Schenevus and Helen Miller and her husband, Gordon, of
Smyrna, Del.; his nephew, Ben Wilsey, and niece, April
Wilsey, both of Kentucky; a special friend, Sue Robinson of
Davenport Center; and many cousins. A service to celebrate
the life of Timothy E. Wilsey will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April
10, 2009, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand
St., Oneonta with the Rev. Judith Thistle officiating. Burial
will be at the convenience of the family in the Evergreen
Cemetery, Worcester. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Wealthy Wilsey obit Dec 29, 1915 "Farmer & Republican" Cooperstown, NY The body of Wealthy (Baldwin) Wilsey whose death occurred Dec 26
at the home of her son S.L. Wilsey, on Badeau Hill, was
brought to this place last week and buried beside her husband
in Schenevus Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Hildegarde Cushman Wilson obit Aug 27, 1945, "Utica Daily Press", Utica, NY Richfield Springs------Century Hildegarde Cushman Wilson, 68,
died in Syracuse Aug 19, 1945. She was the daughter of the
late Mr & Mrs Joseph Cushman. She was born in this village
and spent her childhood here. The funeral was held in Syracuse Wednesday, and burial was in the
Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield Springs. Survivors include her
daughter, Mrs M.J. Keating of Syracuse, and a sister Mrs
Richard Bigelow of this village. Contributed by Judy Morgan

Thursday, March 15, 1962 The Otsego Farmer Lynn G. Wilson Lynn G. Wilson, aged 53, of Middlefield, died Sunday in the Mary
Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, following a long
illness. He was born February 11, 1909, in Westville, the son of Charles
and Blanche (Palmer) Wilson. He married Esther Graham on
June 28, 1933, in Milford. Mr. Wilson was superintendent of highways for the Town of
Middlefield, having first been appointed by the Town Board on
August 7, 1934, to replace Benjamin Slater, resigned. He
served until December 31, 1937. He was elected January 1,
1942, as Highway superintendent and served until December 31,
1947. He was elected again on January 1, 1960 and was
serving at the time of his death. He was a member of the Westville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Louise Beaudin and a
brother, Elmer Wilson, both of Westville; several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Contributed by Michele Culletto

H R. Wood The Morris Chronicle, May 1, 1878, Vol. XII, No. 12, Whole No. 580. H. R. WOOD, a leading business man of Springfield Centre, died at his residence on Sunday, 21st ult. He was about 52 years of age. (page 3)

Minerva Wood WOOD: In Hartwick, June 3, 1880, Minerva wife of Walter Wood in
the 60th year of her age. Contributed by H. Geywit

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