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Hawley, Arthur
Funeral rites were held at two o'clock Saturday, November 16, (1957), for Arthur Hawley at his late home in DeLancey, R.D. Mr. Hawley had been in ill health for some time. He suffered pneumonia and complications following the flu and was admitted to Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton Thursday evening. He passed away at seven o'clock Friday morning. The Rev. Thomas McMillan, pastor of the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church, conducted the services. Interment was in the Hamden cemetery. Mr. Hawley was born September 29, 1878, at Downsville, the son of Lewis and Elizabeth Vernold Hawley. He married the former Naomi Merricle of Hancsome Hollow, near Hancock, on March 31, 1902. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Henry of DeLancey, with whom he made his home, and Clayton of Walton, R. D.; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lowell Signor of Kingston.

Gray, Bertha M. Terry
Sidney-Mrs. Bertha M. Gray, 80, of 25 Adams St., Sidney, died Wednesday (Sep. 7, 1955) in The Hospital, Sidney, after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, in the C. H. Landers Chapel, Sidney. The Rev. Roger B. Glazier, pastor of the Sidney Methodist Church, will officiate. A committal service will be conducted by the Rev. Cameron B. Reed of Delhi. Burial was in the Hamden Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mrs. Gray was born Feb. 27, 1875, in Hamden, daughter of Harrison and Esther (Fuller) Terry. She was married to William L. Gray, who died in June, 1954. She lived in Fraser for some 40 years before moving to Sidney, and was a member of the DeLancey Presbyterian Church. Surviving are six sons, Edmond of Schenectady, Harrison and Walter of Walton, Kenneth and Leland of Sidney Center, and Cecil of Delhi; three daughters, Mrs. Palmer Adee of Margaretville, Mrs. Henry Wakeman of Oxford and Mrs. Frederick Flick of Sidney; 18 grandchildren; 16-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bryden, Ethel M.
Miss Ethel M. Bryden of Delhi, died Friday (Sep. 29, 1955) at Delhi Hospital. She had been a patient there since the first of April. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Maurice C. Mitchell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of Delhi, officiated. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery at Delhi. Born August 30, 1895, in the Town of Meredith, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Emma MacGregor Bryden. Miss Bryden was a retired school teacher and had spent most of her life in the vicinity of Delhi. She was a member of the Cabin Hill United Presbyterian Church and of the Downsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survivied by two brothers, Daniel Bryden of Arkville and Robert Bryden of Bovina Center; four half-brothers, Lynn Bryden of Delhi, Harold Bryden of Meredith, Clarence Bryden of Hadley, Lauren Bryden of Franklin; tow half-sisters, Mrs. Curtis Culver and Mrs. Edward Nault, and her step-mother, Mrs. Edith Bryden, all of Oneonta.

Calhoun, Blanche
Funeral rites for Miss Blanche Calhoun were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon in the Reformed Presbyterian Church at Walton. The Rev. Joseph A. Hill, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Andes Cemetery. Miss Calhoun, director of nurses at Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, died in the hospital Friday (Oct. 6, 1955) of a heart condition at the age of 55. Blanche Jeanette Calhoun was born March 30, 1900, in Andes, the daughter of James S. and Alice Woodbury Calhoun. She was a registered nurse and had been a resident of Walton the past 12 years. A former resident of this vicinity for 34 years, she had lived on Scotch Mountain and was a graduate of Delaware Academy. She had also lived in Andes; Topeka, Kansas, and Farmington, L. I. Miss Calhoun was formerly supervisor of Delaware County Hospital at Delhi and had held similar positions at Parshall Hospital in Oneonta and Smith Hospital at Walton. She spent a year in the Brekenridge Nursing Service at Hyden, Kentucky. She was a member of the Walton Re-formed Presbyterian Church, and its Missionary Society; American Nurses Association and a director of the New York State Nurses Association. Survivors are her mother; three brothers, Edmund S. Calhoun of DeLancey, Lee W. Calhoun of Hamden and Herbert G. Graham of Andes; two sisters, Miss Edith A. Calhoun of Farmingville, L.I., and Mrs. P. LaFever of Holtsville, L. I.; also an aunt, Miss Frances A. Woodbury, of Farmingville.

Thurston, Elisha W.
Elisha W. Thurston of Delhi, retired instructor in agronomy at Delhi Ag-Tech institute in Delhi, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 5, 1955 at his home. He was 69. Mr. Thurston was born Nov. 6, 1885, at Salem, son of Elisha P. and Julia Thurston. He was married at Fort Covington to Elizabeth Everett. In 1923, Mr. Thurston moved form Sodus to Delhi and had been a teacher of agronomy in the agricultural school since that time retiring in 1952. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, member of Delhi lodge and Masons, past high priests of Royal Arch Masons in Delhi, past patron of Watauga chapter of Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Kiwanis and Delhi Grange. Surviving besides his widow is one daughter, Mrs. Edward Goodnow of Appalachian and two sisters, the Misses Addie and Rose Mary Thurston of Buffalo. Services were Monday from the McCall Funeral home in Delhi. Rev. Maurice Mitchell officiated.

Clark, Hepsie L. Saunders
Mrs. Hepsie L. Clark, 70, died yesterday (Nov. 10, 1955), at Fox Hospital, Oneonta, after a period of failing health. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hall Funeral Home, Delhi, with the Rev. Richard Moore of the Franklin Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience. Mrs. Clark was born Jan. 26, 1885, in Franklin, daughter of Palmer and Ophelia (Fitch) Saunders. She was married to Rolland Clark and lived on a farm near Delhi. She was a member of the Treadwell Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, three sons, Frank L. and Roland Clark of Delhi and Palmer Clark of Franklin; two daughters, Miss Margaret Clark of Albany and Mrs. Kenneth Ackley of Treadwell; and six grandchildren.

Morgan, Marvin P.
Marvin P. Morgan, 71, died suddenly at his home in Delhi Sunday night, Nov. 13, 1955. For many years Mr. Morgan was one of Delhi's leading businessmen. From 1916 to 1950, he was in the automobile business in Delhi in partnership with A. W. Dreyfus in the firm of Dreyfus & Morgan. H was vice president of the First National Bank of Hamden, and had been a director of that institution since 1927. For 16 years he was the president of the Delhi hospital association. He was a warden of St. John's Episcopal Church in Delhi. MR. Morgan was born Nov. 19, 1883, at Penn Yan. He married Mabel Ford in Oneonta in 1912. After her death in 1930 he married Irene Hitt Kohn of Oneonta. Surviving beside his wife is one daughter, Patricia of Delhi; a step-daughter, Mrs. James Wiley, Peru, Vt.; five sisters, Mrs. Roger Chapman, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Henry Sill, Love Point; Mrs. Arthur Putney and Mrs. Frank Miller, Penn Yan, and Mrs. William Jennings, Buffalo. The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Delhi Rev. Charles Newman officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Oneonta.

Lyon, Fred R.
Fred R. Lyon, 55, died suddenly Saturday morning (Jan. 15, 1956) at his home in Walton. MR. Lyon was a funeral director, furniture dealer, and a leader in Walton civic affairs for many years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in Walton United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. J. M. Findley Brown, pastor of the church, officiating. The Boyd was place in Walton Cemetery vault for later burial. Mr. Lyon was born January 22, 1900, in South Kortright, son of Frank G. and Sarah Thomas Lyon. He married Edith Glendenning June 27, 1929, in Walton. He had lived in Walton for 44 years. He was treasurer of Walton Lodge F. & A. M. 559, a charter member of Walton Kiwanis Club, member of Walton Chamber of Commerce, New York State Funeral Director's Association, Fancher Hook and Ladder Co., 3, Walton Fire Department, director of First National Bank and trust Company, Walton; director of Walton Cemetery Association, and an elder in Walton United Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mary L. Lyon; two brothers, George B. Lyon, Walton and the Rev. John T. Lyon, Wooster, Ohio.

Middlemist, James E.
James E. Middlemist, 88, a retired farmer, died yesterday (Jan. 15, 1956) following an illness, on the farm on which he was born. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the McCall Funeral Home, Delhi, with the Rev. Maurice Mitchell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Delhi, officiating. The body will be placed in the Woodland Cemetery vault, Delhi, for later burial in Walton Cemetery. MR. Middlemist was born June 27, 1867, son of John R. and Nichalas (Tweedy) Middlemist. He married Edith Doschen, June 27, 1918. She died in 1929. He was a member of the West Delhi United Presbyterian Church. He is survivied by one son, James A. Middlemist, JR., West Delhi; and several nephews and nieces.

Carpenter, William J.
William J. Carpenter of Delhi died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 19, 1956, in Chittenango. The 78 year old man was a past district deputy grand master of Delaware lodges of the I.O.O.F. Mr. Carpenter was also a veteran of the Spanish-American War, having served in the Hawaiian Islands. He was a past noble grand of Delhi lodge, past chief patriarch of John A. Parshall encampment held the title of colonel in the Sixth Regiment Militant, department of New York, and was a grand lodge representative from Delaware County. Mr. Carpenter was a member of Delhi Methodist church. He had worked for the O. & W. Railroad for several years. He was born Feb. 4, 1877, in the Town of Masonville, son of Augustus and Alida Cramer Carpenter. He was married May 14, 1902 to Lizzie R. Blake in Delhi. For the past two years he had resided in Chittenango with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Freer. Services were held Sunday afternoon from the Hall Funeral home in Delhi and burial will be in Delhi cemetery. Rev. Gene Black of Delhi Methodist Church officiated and the Delhi lodge of I.O.O. F. conducted lodge rites.

Bragg, John H.
John H. Bragg, 79, superintendent for the Delhi Telephone Co., Delhi, passed away in his sleep about 2:28 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 1, 1956) at the home of Mrs. Claude K. Crawford on Delaware Avenue where he had made his home for many years. "Jack" came to Delhi in 1930 and had since worked with the telephone company. He was born January 12, 1877, in Carlton. His parents were John J. and Emma Camp Bragg. Mr. Bragg was a member of Cataract Lodge, F. & A. M. , Middleport, and Donald W. Gleason Post of Delhi American Legion. He served overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War One. His only survivors are nephews and nieces. Funeral rites will be conducted at two o'clock this Thursday afternoon in the McCall Funeral Home. The Rev. T. Howard Akland, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Delhi, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Everett Klukkert, Glen Meyer, William Trelease, Delhi and Charles Mitchell of Albany. The body will be placed in Woodland Cemetery vault, Delhi to await later interment.

Adams, Ellen Isabel Wight
Mrs. Ellen Isabel Adams passed away at her home in Hamden, Tuesday, (Apr. 26, 1956) at the age of 92 years. Funeral rites will be at two o'clock this Thursday afternoon in the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church. The pastor, Rev. Thomas McMillan, will officiate and burial will be in Hamden. She was born at Lake Delaware, Delhi, December 24, 1864, the daughter of William and Isabel Laidlaw Wight. In 1896, she was united in marriage to John Adams in Delhi. Mrs. Adams was a member of the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church and its Woman's Missionary Society. Survivors are a daughter, Miss Margaret Adams and a son Edmund R. Adams at home

Thompson, Harriet B. France
Funeral rites for Mrs. Harriet B. Thompson were held at two o'clock yesterday afternoon in the McCall funeral Home. The Rev. Gene F. Black, pastor of the Delhi Methodist Church officiated . Interment was in the Walton Cemetery. The four sons were pallbearers. Mrs. Thompson passed away August 27 (1956) at her home in lower Main Street following a lengthy period of ill health. She served as Delhi Town Clerk from 1934 until June 1, 1956, when she resigned because of her health. She was 78 years of age. Born October 18, 1877, at Walton, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob France. She was married to Ward B. Thompson of Walton in 1895. Mr. Thompson died in 1933. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Juanita VanEtten of Pasadena, Calif.; four sons, Arthur A. Thompson, J. Kenneth Thompson, J. Harold Thompson, all of Delhi, and Berkley Thompson of Arlington, Mass; also seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was a member of the Delhi Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Thompson possessed a friendly attitude toward all those whom she met, both in her business work and social life.

Cannon, George C.
Private funeral rites for George C. Cannon were held in his New Rochelle residence at ten o'clock Wednesday morning with the Rev. Phillip Styles, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church of New Rochelle, officiating. Committal services were in Woodland Cemetery at Delhi Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock. The Rev. Morton Davis, curate of Trinity Church officiated. Mr. Cannon, whose career as hobbyist encompassed old automobiles, radio and speed-boating, passed away in his home at 183 Drake Avenue, New Rochelle, at midnight Sunday (Oct. 4, 1956), following a long illness. He was 74. George Curtis Cannon was born September 23, 1882, in Stillwater, Minn., eldest son of Henry W. and Jennie Curtis Cannon. Mr. Canon graduated from Harvard University in 1904. He married the former Miss Gertrude Stone of New York City on September 1, 1911. In addition to Mrs. Stone, he is survived by a brother, Henry W. Cannon, JR., of New York and Florida. Mr. Cannon maintained his residence in Delhi as a summer home. He was especially interested in Delhi Hospital and was one of the chief benefactors of the hospital. He was a trustee of Cannon Free Library in Delhi, which was given to the community by his father in memory of his parents and which has been maintained by the family since its opening about 1914. Cannonsville was named after the family, and the first community house and library in Cannonsville was also a gift from the family. Before and after his days at Harvard, George C. Cannon designed and raced automobiles. Later he collected and reconstructed vintage cars, manufacturing parts for them in a workshop and laboratory at the rear of his New Rochelle home. As an amateur radio enthusiast he worked with Lee DeForest. In 1916 he strummed a banjo and transmitted to a dance in Syracuse, a musical program believed by him to be the first such radio broadcast. Mr. DeForest was scheduled to make the broadcast from a station at Mr. Cannon's home but was delayed by a disabled automobile. Mr. Cannon designed and supervised the speed tests of a dozen hydroplanes built at a base in Florida. At one time his boats held 6 world records.

Tweedie, Maude Decker
The funeral of Mrs. Maude Decker Tweedie, a resident of Walton for many years, was held from Clark Funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3 with Rev. John McCreight of the United Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was in Walton cemetery. Mrs. Tweedie died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 1956, at Delaware Valley hospital. She had been in poor health for the past 18 months. She was the daughter of LeRoy and Elizabeth Reed Decker and was born Aug. 17, 1879, at Andes. She married J. C. Tweedie at Colchester Feb. 21, 1900. Mr. Tweedie died Sept. 22, 1952. She had lived in Walton for many years and was a member of the Mundale Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Jack Tweedie of Seneca Falls and a sister, Mrs. Mae Schmuck of Garrattsville.

Crawford, Mary Goodrich
Mrs. Mary G. Crawford, 83, longtime Hamden resident, died Jan. 3 (1957) at Delhi Hospital where she had been a patient for ten months. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Hamden Presbyterian Church with the pastor, Dr. Cameron B. Reed, officiating. The body was placed in Woodland Cemetery vault at Delhi to await burial here in the spring. She was born January 10, 1873, in Delhi, the daughter of Jerome and Frances Pease Goodrich. On August 22, 1906, at Delhi, she was married to Malcolm S. Crawford. He died several years ago. She was a graduate of Delaware Academy, Delhi, and Mount t Holyoke College, Mass., and taught school in Red Bank, N.J. and Walton. Mrs. Crawford had lived in Hamden since 1906 and was a member of the Hamden Presbyterian Church Missionary Society and of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors are a son, Donald J. Crawford, of Hamden; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis M. Marvin of Pleasantville and Mrs. Theodore W. Millspaugh of Hohokus, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. D. J. Boone, of Lorraine, Ohio, and nine grandchildren.

Guild, Everette Burnham
Everette Burnham Guild, 73, Delaware County's most prominent banker, died Wednesday (April 18, 1957) at 6 a.m., at Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, where he had been a patient for four days. Death was caused by a coronary occlusion. Mr. Guild had not ben in good health for several months but had attended to his duties at the Walton bank Saturday. Sunday a physician was called and he entered the hospital Monday morning. Mr. Guild was born in Scranton, Pa., May 9, 1883, son of Rev. George E. Guild, D.D., and Mary Clark Guild. His father was a native of Walton. In 1905 he came to Downsville a the invitation of Charles E. Hulbert to work in the Downsville bank which was just being organized by Mr. Hulbert. In 1906 M. Hulbert was elected president of the Walton bank and brought Mr. Guild to Walton and he had been connected with the bank since. On July 17, 1907, Mr. Guild was united in marriage at Downsville to Frances Hulbert and Mr. and Mrs. Guild have resided at their home, 6 South Street, since. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Gregory of Oneonta, two grandsons, Peter B. and Melvin C. Gregory of Oneonta, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Guild was president of the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Walton; president of the First National Bank of Sidney; treasurer of the Delaware County Agricultural Fair Association; director of the Chenango-Unadilla Telephone Co., director of the East Branch-Walton Foundry. (Rest of the obit is missing)

Johanson, Lillian M. Stevenson
Mrs. Lillian M. Johanson, 62, died suddenly Monday night April 8 (1957), following a heart attack at her home in East Delhi. She was retiring for the night when stricken. Mrs. Johanson had attended a meeting of Watauga Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, had served as a member of the refreshments committee, and just before leaving for home she told Mrs. Harry DeSilva, chapter matron, that she would like to have a place reserved for her to go to Stamford, Wednesday night to an Eastern Star meeting there. She was born May 30, 1894, in Brooklyn, the daughter of John and Ingebord Munson Stevenson. She was married to Edwin H. Johanson in 1914 at Brooklyn. The family came to Delhi in 1950. Mr. Johanson died in 1953. Mrs. Johanson was a past matron of the Springfield Garden Chapter. O.E. S., L. I. and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi. She is survived by one son, Edwin Johanson at home; a brother, John Stevenson of Brooklyn; one sister, Mrs. Sigrid Flay in Phoenix, Arizona. The funeral will be held at two-thirty this Thursday afternoon in the McCall Funeral Home. The Rev. Maurice C. Mitchell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, will officiate. Interment will be at Delhi in Woodland Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Edward Stewart, Edward Grant, Robert Utter, George Butler, John Armstrong and Harold Dubben.

Swanson, Paul N.
Paul N. Swanson, 42, died suddenly early Sunday morning, April 21 (1957), following a heart attack. Mr. Swanson was stricken shortly after midnight and was taken to Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, where he passed away at 3:30 a.m. A native of Lowell, Mass., he was born April 27, 1914, the son of Swan P. and Ida Johnson Swanson. After graduation from Delaware Academy, Delhi, in 1934, he was engaged in construction work until 1943. Since then he had been employed at Hamden Inn. Mr. Swanson was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Delhi; Oneonta Elks Lodge; Delaware County Hotel and Restaurant Association. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth Penney of Carthage; three brothers, Clarence of Stamford, Russell of Syracuse and Allan of Oneonta; four nieces and three nephews. The funeral was held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in St. John's Episcopal Church, Delhi, with the Rev. Charles Newman, rector, officiating. Burial was at Delhi in Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. Kenneth Thompson, L. Avery Boast, Aubrey D. Jester, Ralph O. Clark, Clyde Miller and James C. LaFrano.

Scobie, John
DeLancey-John Scobie, 68, a longtime DeLancey resident and farmer, died last night (Apr. 7, 1957) in Delhi Hospital, where he was taken in the morning after he was taken ill at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Newkerk's Funeral Home, DeLancey. The Rev. Thomas McMillan minister of the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery. Mr. Scobie was born in Hamden on April 21, 1888, son of Isaac and Jeanette (McPhail) Scobie. He operated a farm on Bagley Brook, near DeLancey, for many years. He was a member of the DeLancey Untied Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bessie Scobie, DeLancey and two nephews, Paul Scobie, DeLancey and Andrew Scobie, Walton. Friends may call at the Newkerk Funeral Home, DeLancey at their convenience.

Thomson, James Adam
James Adam Thomson, 86, of Delhi, who up until quite recently had served as Justice of the Peace in this village for 33 years, died at his home, Saturday, April 6 (1957), following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the McCall Funeral Home in Delhi, with the Rev. Cameron B. Reed, minister of Hamden Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bovina Center Cemetery. A native of Bovina Center, Mr. Thomson was born Aug. 30, 1870, the son of Andrew G. and Anna (King) Thomson. He married the former Miss Margaret Foreman of Bovina on Feb. 6, 1901. As a young man, Mr. Thomson taught district schools in Bovina, New Kingston, and Bloomville for a period of about 10 years, following which, he was manager of the Bovina Center creamery. He later attended Cornell University College of Agriculture where he learned butter making, and for two years was butter maker at the Ayer and McKinney creamery at Meridale. In 1910 he moved with his family to the former William Fisher farm, now owned by Mr. and Mrs. William Leal, located just out of the village on Route 10. In 1927, the Thomson family moved to Delhi village. For a period of about 28 years, he served as court crier at the Delaware County Court House. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and former president of Board of directors of the Delhi Products Co. (Creamery). Surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Miss Ina Thomson, a teacher at Port Jefferson; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Gladstone of Greenport, L.I.; two others, Howard Thomson of New Kingston and Fred Thomson of Bovina Center. Friends may call at the funeral home until service time.

Anderson, James Carl
James Carl Anderson, 70, of Sherwoods, Delhi, died in Delhi Hospital Monday, February 11 (1957) where he had been a patient for two days. Mr. Anderson had suffered a lengthy illness. A native of Meredith, he was born November 29, 1886, the son of David and Louise Hughes Anderson. He married Miss Ingeri Olsen on June 3, 1922, in Binghamton. He came to Delhi with his family when he was a boy and attended district school here. Mr. Anderson for 21 years worked for the Town of Delhi,, under Superintendent Charles Barker. He operated a farm at Sherwoods until recent years when ill health permitted him to do so no longer. He was a veteran of World War One, serving overseas with Company F. of Walton, both in Belgium and France. Mr. Anderson was a 36 year member of Donald W. Gleason Post, American Legion, the 40 and 8, and the Delhi Methodist Church. He is survivied by his wife; two sons, David and James of Delhi; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Billek of New York City; one sister, Mrs. Paul Farrington of Wingdale; six grandchildren, Robert, Margaret and David Anderson, Jr., James, Susanne and Adam Billek, Jr. Funeral rites were conducted at two o'clock yesterday afternoon at the McCall Funeral Home in Delhi. Rev. Cornelius Lepeltak, county American Legion chaplain, officiated. The body was placed in Woodland Cemetery vault to await later burial at Delhi. Pallbearers were ex-servicemen of World War One, H. Glen Harper, Raymond C. Goodnough, Donald Dickson, Delmar R. Hall, James W. Monroe and Harold L. Newkerk.

Teetsel, Mary Jane Johnston
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Jane Johnston Teetsel was held at two Monday afternoon in the Clark Funeral Home at Walton. Officiating was the Rev. John McCreight, pastor of the Walton United Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Hamden Cemetery. Mrs. Teetsel, 83, died March 23 (!957) in Binghamton following a year of ill health She was born in DeLancey on May 26, 1873, and was married to Willard Teetsel in DeLancey. Mrs. Teetsel had lived in Walton since 1920, and previously in Central Square. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, William J. Teetsel of Walton; a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Clark of Walton; one brother, James Wilson of Walton; also two grandchildren

Fleming, Bessie B. Wanamaker
Mrs. Bessie B. Fleming, 70, of West Delhi, died March 24 (1957), in Delhi Hospital. She had suffered an illness for several weeks. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Hall Funeral Home in Delhi. Dr. Cameron B. Reed, pastor of the Hamden Presbyterian Church, officiated. Interment was in Hamden Cemetery. She was born September 26, 1886, in the Town of Hamden, daughter of Jacob and Kathryn Fisher Wanamaker. On Feb. 26, 1910, she was married to Bernard Fleming in Hamden. Most of her life had been spent in the Delhi area. She was a member of the West Delhi United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, she is survivied by two sons, Richard Fleming of West Delhi and Donald Fleming of Walton; a daughter, Mrs. Aubrey James of Delhi;' two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Edgerton of Delhi and Mrs. Harold Plopper of Fort Myers, Fla.; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Westcott, Patricia Hazen
Little Patricia Hazen Westcott was the victim of leukemia an had been ill since November 1955. She died July 7 (1957) in the Binghamton City Hospital. Patricia was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John B. Westcott of Binghamton. She is survivied by her parents, two brothers, Philip and John III, a sister, Heather, her maternal grandmother of Binghamton and paternal grandfather, John B. Westcott, Sr., of DeLancey. Private funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Salton home in DeLancey. Rev. Thomas MacMillan, pastor of the DeLancey United Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in the Hamden Cemetery.

Gartner, George C.
George C. Gartne of 25 Orchard Street, died at Delhi Hospital June 26 (1957) following a short illness. He was 56 years old. Mr. Gartner was admitted to the hospital June 22. Funeral rites were held Saturday morning at St. Peter's Catholic Church, The Rev. James Murphy, assistant pastor, officiated. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi. Pallbearers were DeMoe Waring, Fred Cleveland, Noel Gonyo and James Kinsey. A native of Brooklyn, he was born January 27, 1901, the son of George and Margaret Schramm Gartner. He was married to Miss Margaret Bauer in Brooklyn. Mr. Gartner had been employed as a machinist at the Scintilla Division of Bendix Aviation Corporation in Sidney. Surviving besides his wife, are George of Brooklyn and Stephen at home; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Louden of Portlandville; a brother, Frank Gartner of New York City; also two grandchildren.

Anderson, Alex
Alex Anderson, 88, died yesterday (Aug. 20, 1957) in Delaware Sanatarium after being in failing health for a year. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Hall Funeral Home here. The Rev. Gerald Lawson of the Treadwell Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi. He was born Oct. 12, 1868, in Andes, the son of Andrew and Margaret (Liddle) Anderson. He was twice married, first to the former Ursula Clark. He later married Elizabeth Coe. Both are deceased. He was a farmer and had lived in this place since 1905. He was a member of the Delhi Methodist Church and a former member of the IOOF. Surviving are a son, Robert, this place; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hall, Treadwell; two grandchildren, Roger and Ursula Hall, Treadwell; a sister, Mrs. Jane Tuttle, Binghamton. Friends may call at the funeral home until service time.

Wilson, James C.
James C. (Uncle Jim) Wilson of 6 Union Street, Walton, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 18, 1957, t Smith hospital, Walton. He had been in ill health for the past nine years and life had been waning for the past two months. Mr. Wilson was 92. Mr. Wilson was born Mar. 19, 1865, in the Town of Colchester, son of James and Janet Menzie Wilson. He was married Oct. 27, 1886 to Jessie MacFarlane at Hamden. A retired dairy farmer, MR. Wilson had lived in Walton for the past 33 years and previously in Chambers Hollow, Town of Hamden, for many years. Wilson Hollow in the Town of Colchester, was named for the Wilson family. MR. Wilson's grandparents were the first white settlers in that region and came to this country with an ox and a cow. His paternal grandfather, great grandfather of Mrs. James Gray of Walton, was burned at the stake by Indians. During the same period of Indian unrest, MR. Wilson's grandfather's brother was thrown under the bed by terrified parents and escaped a similar fate. For 40 years Mr. and Mrs. Wilson lived in Chambers Hollow. While there Mr. Wilson bought the first automobile in that section, a 1913 Ford. He had boasted to the family that he would come up the road with the horn blaring but their first view of the car showed it hub-deep in mud with the proud new owner walking anxiously about wondering how he could get it out and still save face. The Ford gave them many years of good service, however, and has fond memories. Mr. Wilson was also the first in the section to have a milking machine. While a boy he worked for a time at Delhi post office. Before coming to Walton he also worked at the DeLancey creamery. When first coming here he was an employee of Crawford's feed mill. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Gray, and a cousin, Miss Harriet Wilson, of Downsville. Services will be held Saturday at 2 from the late home and burial will be in Hamden Cemetery. Rev. John L. McCreight of Walton United Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Wilson was the oldest member, will officiate.

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