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Obits from Sidney Historical Association, Delaware County, NY

While I have been researching some surnames for myself and for some friends, I have accumulated about 170 obits from the Sidney Historical Assn. They jump in years all over the place with some in 1928; 1930 and on up. Not all of the people are from Delaware Co.; some died at The Hospital Sidney and I guess some had relatives in Sidney. Each page # I use is one page with pasted obits. The obits are just pasted onto a piece of paper, so sometimes not everything or date is there. If there was a newspaper listed on the page, I put it in brackets. --Sandy Goodspeed

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Mrs. Albert KIPP - ....death, one of our most beloved and highly esteemed residents, the late Mrs. Albert KIPP, whose death occurred in New York City, Monday evening, Oct. 27th, [1924], at 8:15. Mrs. KIPP's health during the present year had been very feeble requiring several visits to the Moore-Overton hospital in Binghamton. During the past two months family and friends felt much encouraged to note a favorable change. Her former genial, cheerful ways and always agreeable manner and conversation seemed to have brightened up again and Mrs. KIPP herself felt more encouraged. In September Mr. and Mrs. KIPP sold their farm property on the Riverside to J. E. Knox, of Harpursville and purchased the Golden property on River street. Many improvements were made and Mrs. KIPP was delighted and contented with the new home, happy with the change. Monday morning, Mr. and Mrs. KIPP, accompanied by Mrs. BRODT, Mrs. KIPP's sister-in-law, entrained for New York City and registered at the Continential Hotel on Broadway. Mrs. KIPP stood the trip nicely and the party that evening went to a place of amusement, where at 8:15 she suddenly collapsed and death took place before the return to the hotel. Mr. M. J. KIPP proceeded at once to the city. The remains were conveyed from Weehawken in a special car, placed at the disposal of Mr. Albert KIPP and family by the officials of the O. & W. Co., arriving at Sidney Wednesday morningat about 1:30. Services were held Thursday afternnon, Oct. 30th, [1924], at the family home on River street, Rev. W. T. Edds, of De Ruyter, N.Y., Mrs. KIPP's former pastor at the Congregational church, officiating. The general feeling of sympathy and sorrow were attested by the presence of a large number of mourners whose hearts were deeply stirred that one so dear to all had suddenly been taken away from the loving circle of relatives and friends. The services were followed by interment in Prospect Hill cemetery. The floral remembrances for the occasion were most beautiful, the largest one being the floral "Gates Ajar," surmounted by a dove of pure white, contributed by the O. & W. Railroad employees at Weehawken, New Jersey. The deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family, -her husband, Mr. Albert KIPP, four children, Mrs. Edward GRIFFITH, Columbus, Ohio; Myron J. KIPP, Sidney, NY; George A. (obit cut off at beginning and end.....)

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Samuel N. WHEELER dies at home in Hancock. - A Leading Citizen of that Village - A Severe Loss to that Community. Samuel N. WHEELER, 73, a leader in the commercial, civic and political life of Hancock, died at his home in that village, Monday, [Nov.] 10th, inst. [1924]. He had been in failing health for six months. Mr. WHEELER was born in Cannonsville, Oct. 4, 1851, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Noble WHEELER. He lived in Binghamton and Walton before locating in Hancock. Upon his arrival he joined his father in the hardware business and became the moving spirit in the organization of the Hancock Water Company and the First National Bank. He espoused the cause of the Democratic party and served his community as town clerk, justice of he peace, supervisor and postmaster, and was a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He married Theodora LeBARRE of Hancock, who died in March, 1922, and is survived by three sons, Clayton L. WHEELER, former State senator; Louis H. WHEELER, president of the Hancock Business Men's Association, and Percy J. WHEELER, all of Hancock, and three daughters, Mrs. Laura CHURCHILL, wife of William R. CHURCHILL, postmaster of Hancock; Mrs. La Von FORRESTER, wife of Clayton FORRESTER of Wagner and Forrester, proprietors of the Hancock Herald, and Miss Jennie WHEELER of East Orange, N.J. Three sons were business partners of the father in the wholesale hardware and plumbing trade conducted under the name of S. N. Wheeler and Sons Company. Mr. WHEELER was president of the company. He was brother of the late Henry W. WHEELER, formerly a proprietor of the Crandall Hotel in Binghamton. (Obit cut off)

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Mrs. Jennie FISK - The older residents of our village [Sidney] will recall Mrs. Jennie FISK, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John HENRY, residents of Sidney many years ago, and will learn with regret of her death which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore ENGEL in Unadilla, Thursday, 13th, inst., [Nov.], following a period of ill health dating back for some time, borne with Christianlike fortitude. Prayer service was conducted at the Engel home in the above village on Sunday, followed by funeral services at the Unadilla Center church, Rev. W. E. Elwood officiating, assisted by the Rev. Yale Lyon. The surviving relatives are the daughter above mentioned and Mrs. O. E. FISK, another daughter, both residing in Unadilla; Archie C. FISK of Unadilla Center a son and one brother, Mr. Bert HENRY of Sidney, to whom is extended tender sympathy in their loss of a kind and loving mother and sister.

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Lucille FLETCHER - The swift, fatal effects at times of infantile paralysis may be seen in the death of Lucille FLETCHER, age 17 years, Tuesday, Nov. 11th, [1924], at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. FLETCHER, who reside at McClure, about five miles from Deposit. This lovable young lady was stricken with the malady on Monday Nov. 10th and died on the following day. Drs. Latlmer and Axtell attended to the case. The interment was held in the local churchyard cemetery and the house quarantined for two weeks, so far no new case has developed. The deepest sympathy is felt for the sadly bereaved family circle consisting of the parents and three children. Mrs. and Mrs. H. A. Robinson last Thursday, 13th inst. attended the interment. Lucille was a frequent visitor at their home in Sidney, a girl of quiet and lovable disposition, diligent in her studies at the Deposit High School and expected to graduate within a few months.

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Jules P. ROLLAND, 78 years old, died at his home, 21 Elizabeth Street, Binghamton, Saturday morning. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry MOORE of Johnson City and Mrs. Barry SHAW of Binghamton; a brother, Charles ROLLAND of Guilford; three sisters, Miss Clamour ROLLAND of Binghamton, Miss Ella ROLLAND of New York city and Mrs. Emily DECKER of Binghamton; two grandsons and two great-granddaughters. The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his late home. Rev. Walter M. Higley officiated. Burial in Chenango Valley Cemetery. Apr 21, 1938 paper

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Mrs. Rosie HOTALING of Masonville died at 8 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her son, Fay HOTALING, 28 Park street, Binghamton. Besides her son, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl ALLEN of Harpursville; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond HARD of Masonville and Mrs. Bessie SPRATT of Lodi, Calif. The body was conveyed to the Carr & Hare Funeral Home in Sidney. The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Masonville Baptist church. Burial in Masonville Cemetery. Apr 21, 1938 paper

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Isabelle (SOUTHWORTH) PHELPS, born in Unadilla township, August 27, 1852, passed away Wednesday evening at 6:20 o'clock, at the family home, 1 Clinton street, Sidney. She had been in ill health during the past fifteen months, tenderly cared for by her loving family. Her husband, William H. PHELPS, passed away October 21, 1912. Mrs. PHELPS had been a resident of this village during the pat 60 years. Private funeral services will be held from the late home of the deceased Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Roland M. Wendell, pastor of the First Congregational church, and Rev. D. Marvin Sutton, former pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Interment in the family plot in Prospect Hill cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter JOYCE of Rockdale, and Miss Bertha PHELPS, at home; a son, Charles H. PHELPS of Sidney; three grandchildren, William H. PHELPS, Douglass PHELPS and Louis JOYCE, all of Sidney; two great grandchildren, Catherine and Thomas Joyce of Rockdale. Apr 28, 1938 paper

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Cora (FITCH) LAWTON, 77, widow of George M. LAWTON, a resident of this village and vicinity many years, passed away Wednesday afternoon, 27th, inst.,., at 3:00 o'clock at the Riverside home of her nephew, Oscar F GORHAM and Mrs. GORHAM, with whom she had resided during the past two years. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Sidney at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Hazel Herrick officiating. Interment in the family plot in Prospect Hill cemetery. Surviving in the immediate family is a sister, Mrs. Mina HITT of Walton; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. LAWTON was a member of the First Baptist church of Sidney, the Rebekah Chapter and Womens Relief Corps and was active in all three while health permitted. Apr. 28, 1938 paper

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Charles LOCKWOOD, resident of this village for many years, passed away suddenly at the family home in Clinton street, shortly after the noon hour Thursday, 28th inst. Mr. and Mrs. LOCKWOOD had returned to their home after a walk to the local business section. He had been sitting in a chair when he suddenly collapsed. His demise followed a few moment later. A veteran employee of the New York Ontario & Western railroad, in recent months he had been inactive owing to ill health. Arrangement has not been announced as The Record goes to press. Apr. 28 1938 paper

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Nathan Everett BRISTOL passed away Thursday morning, 5th, inst., at the Riverside home of Mr. and Mrs. James E. KNOX, the latter his sister. He was born in Harpursville, January 28, 1882, the son of James E. and Frances (RAE) BRISTOL. He was prominently identified in banking circles, serving for twenty years as a deposit clerk in the Wilber National bank in Oneonta, retiring in March, this year. His health impaired he came to reside with his sister who tenderly cared for him in his last illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the Carr-Hare Funeral Chapel in Sidney, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. G. E. Ross of Windsor, officiating. Interment in Harpursville cemetery. Left to mourn the departed one besides Mrs. KNOX, is another sister, Nellie BRISTOL of Washington, D.C., and four brothers, Edward of Belfast, N.Y., Stuart of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Wesley of So. Glen Falls, N.Y., and John of Washington, D.C. May 5, 1938 paper

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George KRAMER, 62, passed away early Saturday morning, a victim of pneumonia, at the Sidney Hospital, entering that institution on the preceding day. He was born in Germany and as a lad came with his parents to the States. He leaves a sister who resides in Albany, and a half sister. Funeral services were conducted from the Colwell Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, arranged by Wyandotte Tribe, No. 75, Improved Order of Red Men of Sidney, Jack Peckham, Sachem. Rev. Hazel Herrick, pastor of the First Baptist church of Sidney, officiated at the services. Interment was in the Mt. Upton cemetery. A large representation of the Red Men's lodge attended the last rites, a tribute to the memory of the departed one. The bearers were Frank Mazarella, Jr., James Kane, L. A. White and Jack Fritts. May 5, 1928 paper

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John J. HALEY died Monday afternoon at his home, 53 Tremont Avenue, Binghamton. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Albert F. SULLIVAN, Mrs. Daniel A. GREEN, Mrs. William MANGAN and Miss Mary HALEY, all of Binghamton, and Mrs. Arthur REYNOLDS of 5 Willow street, Sidney; three sons, John, Jr., William and Edward HALEY; a sister, Miss Mary HALEY, and three brothers, M. F., J. A. and P. W. HALEY, all of Binghamton. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. John's Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Binghamton Council 206, Knights of Columbus. The funeral was held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at his home and at 9:30 o'clock at St. John's Church in Binghamton. Burial in Calvary cemetery. May 5, 1938 paper

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Frances Owen CANDEE, aged 63, mother of William C. CANDEE of this village, died at the Crouse Irving hospital in Syracuse Thursday, 5th, inst. Mrs. CANDEE had been in ill health the past two months, but her passing was unexpected. Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at her home 127 Milnor avenue, Syracuse. The pastor of the Methodist church of Manlius officiated. Burial at Manlius. Surviving are her husband, William B. CANDEE, the son above mentioned, a daughter, Mrs. Andrew CARLEY, and three grandchildren, Robert and Norman CANDEE and William CARLEY. May 15, 1938 paper


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