These are clippings from a newspaper which were kept in my great-grandmother's bible.
My grandmother and mother continued to do this until their deaths. --Lucille Mead
January 24,1944 Davenport Man Dies: John Stewart, 79, died last night at his home here. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the residence. Dr. Marvin J. Thompson pastor of the United Presbyterian Church officiating.
March 24,1943 William Sutliff Dies: William Sutliff 81, of East Meredith, died at 11 last night at Fox Hospital, where he had been a patient for 6
Oneonta Star March 1939 - Mrs Esther Merwin Hotaling, 89, died at 5 Saturday morning at her home in Bloomville. Funeral services will be held at Allison's funeral parlors at Delhi at 2 Tuesday. Rev. C.P. Harder, pastor of the Bloomville Methodist church, of which she was a member will officiate, and burial will be in the family plot at Bloomville. Born Feb.15,1850 at Prattsville, a daughter of David and Eliza C. Knapp Merwin
both natives of Prattsville she married Charles Hotaling in 1872. He died about 35 years ago. She had lived in Bloomville about 45 years. She is
survived by four sons, William, with whom she made her home, Lewis of Oneonta, Myron of Milford and David of Sidney. One daughter Mrs. Ida Bookout of Grand Gorge, several grandchildren; five sisters Mrs. Agnes All of Hobart,Mrs. Elizabeth Josyln of Troy,Mrs. Alice Scutt of Hobart, Mrs. Bertha Westcott of Troy, Mrs. Emma Wright of Stamford and one brother Bertram Merwin of Davenport, severall neices and nephews. Although blind for some time and completely helpless for two years Mrs, Hotaling carried her burdens with great fortitude. Death was due to advanced years and a growth in the throat.March 19,1939
Oneonta Star March 26, 1974: Mr. Louis R. Hotaling passed away on March 25,1974. He was born in Kortright, New York on Feb. 14,1882, son of Charles and Esther Merwin Hotaling. He married Ella Jane Sutliff on Sept.5,1906 in Davenport. Mrs. Hotaling died in 1963. He is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Robert Wright, Mrs. Joseph Hoffman, Mrs Richard Bird, and Mrs Joseph Murray, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral will be from Bookout Funeral Home, March 28, at 2:00p.m., with Rev. Raimund L. Tumbelston, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Oneonta officiating. The final resting place will be in Plains Cemetary, Oneonta,N.Y.
New Lisbon Woman Dies Following 3 Days Illness: Mrs. William Sutliff Passes Away With Pneumonia - Funeral Thursday at 11o'clock from Presbyterian Church - New Lisbon, Jan.30,1929. The death of Mrs. William Sutliff which was mentioned briefly in wednesday's Star, ocurred at the family home in New Lisbon at 8:30 Tuesday morning, following three days illness with pneumonia. Jennie M. Stewart was born July12,1865 at Kortright where her early life was spent. After her marriage to William Sutliff they resides in Delaware County for a number of years coming to New Lisbon seven years ago. During her short residence here she won a host of friends, and in her passing the community loses one of it's ideal residents, a wonderful wife and mother, a kind,considerate neighbor and friend. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church at Davenport. Her death brings deep sorrow to a wide circle of friends who extend sympathy to the family. The body was taken to Davenport where the funeral will be held ThursdaY AT 11O'CLOCK at the Presbyterian Church. HerPastor Rev. walter Graig will officiate. Internment will be beside her son in Davenport Cemetary. Her surviving relatives are her husband William, one daughter Ella J. Hotaling and her twin brother John Stewart of Davenport and seven grandchildren.
Oneonta Star March 11,1963: Mrs Ella Jane Hotaling 74, died at Fox Hospital on March 10. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bookout Funeral Home. with Reverand Evan Roberts, interim pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be later in Plains Cemetary, Oneonta. Mrs. Hotaling was born May 17,1888 in the town of Kortright, daughter of William and Jane Stewart Sutliff. She married Lewis R. Hotaling on Sept 5,1906 in Davenport. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Robert Wright,Oneonta RD1, Mrs. Joseph Hoffman 7 Chester St., Oneonta, Mrs. Richard Bird 411 Chestnut St., Oneonta and Mrs. Joseph Murray 419 Main St., Oneonta. seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mrs Clay Bookhout of Grand Gorge Dies Mrs. Clay Bookhout of Grand Gorge died at 10:30 yesterday morning at her home after a six month illness of shock and complications. She had been in ill health sometime previous to her last illness. She was born Ida Belle Hotaling Nov. 15,1870 the daughter of Charles and Esther (Merwin) Hotaling. She was marroed Sept. 8,1889, and had been practically a life long resident of Grand Gorge. A member of the Roxbury Rebekah lodge, she was active in the Grand Gorge Methodist Church and it's various societies as long as health permitted. Known as a good mother and loyal friend she leaves many who sincerely mourn her demise. Surviving are her husband, Melville Bookhout her son of Schenectady, three daughters Mrs. Neal Fowler of Catskill, Mrs. Smith Cook of Scotia and Mrs Allan Lathrop od Scotia. six grandchildren,four brothers, William Hotaling of Bloomville, Louis Hotaling of Syracuse, David Hotaling of Unadilla and Myron Hotaling of Milford.
Myron Hotaling July 28,1973-Myron Hotaling a native of Bloomville and former West Davenport merchant died sat. Jult 28, at his home at Oneonta RD1. He was married to Elsie Condon. Surviving besides his widow are two daughters', Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) Edson of Portlandville and Mrs. Harold Hoke(Clara) Hoke of Oneonta, three sons, Charles of Schenectady,Russell of Oneonta and Allen of Milford. Burial was in Milford Cemetary.
IDA MURRAY - Mrs. Joseph (Ida B.) Murray 73, od Oneonta died Wednesday Oct. 29,1986 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta. She was born May 13,1913 in West Davenport, the daughter of Louis and Ella Sutliff Hotaling. She married Joseph Murray on October 6,1934 in Norwich. He died Sept.6,1972. A life long Oneonta resident she was at one time employed at the glove factory on River Street. She also owned and operated Murray's Tourist Home on Main Street and was a bookkeeper for her late husband's business, Murray's Paint Service. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oneonta. The Oneonta Senior Citizens and an active card player at the Card Club at Oneonta YMCA. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Brault(Regina) of Jericho, Vermont and Mrs. Joh J. Wright(Lucille) of Utica,New York, 5 grandchildren.four great grandchildren. one sister,Mrs. Joseph(Evelyn)Hoffman of Oneonta and several neices,nephews and cousins.
Elsie Hotaling - Cooperstown_Mrs. Elsie Hotaling 87, of Milford died Friday March 13,1987 in Oneonta Nursing Home. She was born June 8,1899 in Kortright, daughter of David and Alice O'Dell Condon. She married Myron Hotaling October 6,1917 in Oneonta, NY. He died July 28,1973. A lifelong resident, she was a member of Milford United Methodist Church and Milford Home Bureau. She is survived by two daughters, Clara Hoke of Oneonta, and Marjorie Edson of Portlandville, two sons Allen Hotaling of Cooperstown and Russell Hotaling of Oneonta, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one sister Isabel Shaw of Oneonta, several nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by one son Charles Hotaling. Burial will be at the Milford Cemetary.
Goodyear Lake Couple Are Married 50 Years- Mr and Mrs Louis Hotaling of Goodyear Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with open house Sunday September 2. They were married in 1906 in Davenport,NY by the Rev. Mr. Fraser. Mrs. Hotaling was the former Ella Jane Sutliff. There were 4 gnerations present and more than 200 guests. Decorations were in gold and white and featured a four tier cake with yellow roses topped with a gold horseshoe.The buffet table was also done in gold and white.Mrs. Hotaling wore a corsage of Tawny gold roses. Guests attended from New City,Vestal Center, Schenectady, Binghamton, Cold Springs, Delhi, Sackets Harbor, Davenport, Schenevus, Syracuse, Glens Falls and Fraser and Sayre Pa.