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Articles from my Great-Aunt Sadie Raeder's files. --Gloria Rutulante, posted here November 1, 2005

Farming Life Task For Weldon Morse
(April 30, 1972 - Handwritten Date on article)

Weldon Morse, 68, who operated farms in Denver and in the Tremperskill, died Sunday at the Delaware Valley hospital in Walton following a long illness. His funeral wa held Tuesday afternoon at the Jester funeral home in Andes, with Rev. R.V.E. Wright, retired pastor of the Andes United Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial is in the Andes cemetery.

Mr. Morse is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Raab Morse of Andes, a son, Harvey Morse of Andes, a daughter, Mrs. Linda Boynton of East Aurora, N.Y., a brother, Leo Morse of Morris, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Benedict of Margaretville.

He was a native of Roxbury, born Nov. 8, 1903. He was the son of Jay and Bertha Crosby Morse. His marriage was April 16, 1937 at Kingston. He operated a farm in the Denver valley for many years and later the Tremperskill "Anti-Rent War Farm". He was a former director of the Andes Cooperative Creamery and a former director of the Margaretville Agway.

Mrs. Grace Peet's Life Spent in Area
(March 10, 1976 - Handwritten Date on article)

Mrs. Grace Peet, 83, former postmaster at Kelly Corners and a retired cook at the Margaretville Memorial hospital, died at the hospital last week Wednesday following an extended illness.

Her funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Margaretville United Methodist church. The pastor, Rev. Russell Sargent, officiated. Burial will be in Roxbury cemetery.

Mrs. Peet is survived by two sons, Beverly Peet of Liverpool, N.Y., and Robert Peet in California, two daughters, Mrs. Marie Eignor of Halcottville and Mrs. Rhoda Curran of Margaretville, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Florence Decker of Oneonta, also survives.

A native of Roxbury, Mrs. Peet was born Aug 22, 1892 to George and Maria Corbin Brandow. She was a lifelong resident of this area, and lived in Margaretville for the last 27 years. She had also operated a store in Kelly Corners. She was a member of the Margaretville United Methodist church.

Harris S. Ballard

Roxbury - Harris S. Ballard 69, of Denver, died suddenly Thursday at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury with the Rev. John N. Wimer Jr., pastor of Roxbury Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Vega Cemetary. He was born Feb 5, 1896 at Vega, the son of Jonathan and Virtue (Sweet) Ballard. He married Ruie Avery Sept 2, 1912 at Arena. Mr. Ballard was a life long resident in the Town of Roxbury and operated a dairy farm for many years. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Harold Ballard, Cheshire, Conn.; Donald Ballard, Denver; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Woolheater, Kelly Corners; eight grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Virtue Ballard, Vega; one brother, William, Earlville; one sister, Mrs. Floyd Sherwood, Vega, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home at their convenience until service time. Family will be in attendance at the Miller Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Leon J. Whitney
(1962 handwritten on article)

Leon J. Whitney, 57, of Denver died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at this home, Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Roxbury Methodist church. Rev. Richard R. Guice officiated. Burial was in Roxbury Methodist cemetery. Mr. Whitney was born Sept 15, 1905, at Halcott Center, son of Rubin and Jennie Griffin Whitney. He married Eva Johnson July 13, 1929 in Stamford. Mr. Whitney was a truck diver for Delaware County Dairies. He had been a resident of Denver seven years, after previously living in the town of Roxbury. Mr. Whitney is survived by his wife, a son, Glenn of Denver, a daughter, Mrs. John Hewitt, Jr., also of Denver and four grandchildren.

Inez Jenkins
(1977 handwritten on article)

Mrs. Inez Jenkins, 93, of Main Street, Margaretville, a lifelong resident of the town of Middletown, died July 14 at Margaretville Memorial hospital, after an extended illness. She was born April 3, 1884 in the town of Middletown, a daughter of James and Mary (Kelly) Murray. She was married to Earl E. Jenkins on March 13 1907 at Griffin's Corners (now in Fleischmanns). Mr. Jenkins died Sept. 9, 1962. She had been a lifelong resident of the Margaretville area. A housewife, she was a member of the Margaretville United Presbyterian church. Surviving are a son, Charles W. Jenkins, Gloversville; a brother, Walter Murray, Davenport; a sister, Mrs. Gladys O'Brien, Oakland, Calif.; two grandchildren and two great grandsons. The funeral was at 2 p.m. July 16 at Hynes funeral home, Margaretville, with the Rev. William Harter, pastor of the Margaretville United Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Margaretville cemetery.

Cecil Woolheater
(July 26, 1964

Kelly Corners - Cecil Woolheater, 57 of this village died Sunday, July 26, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, where he had been a patient for 15 days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in Roxbury Methodist Church, the Rev. John N. Wimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bedell Cemetery, Bedell. Mr. Woolheater was born Feb. 27, 1907, in Kelly Corners, son of Leon and Orpha (Kelly) Woolheater. He married Bessie Ballard March 2, 1943, in Roxbury. Mr. Woolheater was store manager in the feed store at Lutz Feed and Lumber company in Roxbury for several years. He had lived in Kelly Corners all his life and was a veteran of World War Two. Mr. Woolheater is survived by his wife; his mother; a son, James Woolheater; a sister, Mrs. Ercole Rutulante; two nieces, Gloria and Donna Rutulante; an aunt, Mrs. Harold Raeder, all of Kelly Corners, and an uncle, Bruce Kelly, New Kingston. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury at their convenience.

Many Attended Funeral of C. M. Kelly on Friday
(Looks like Feb. 28, 1947 - handwritten on article)

The funeral of Cornelius M. Kelly was held from his home in Kelly Corners last Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Alfred H. Coons officiating. Interment was made in the Kelly Corners cemetery beside the grave of Mrs. Kelly, who had been interred there eight days previously. The frozen flowers on the grave of Mrs. Kelly had not lost their color as they mingled with the fresh one's close beside from her husband's funeral. Bearers at the funeral were members of the Board of Directors of the Margaretville hospital. Mr. Kelly had been a member of the board since the hospital opened. Despite the storm and snow-clogged highways there was a good attendance at the funeral. In addition a large number of friends visited the Kelly home previous to the funeral to pay their respects to a neighbor and friend. The will of Mr. Kelly was read on Monday. Among the bequests was one of $3,000 to the Margaretville hospital.

Katherine Ackerley Funeral Is Today
(May 31, 1976 - handwritten on article)

Miss Katherine Ackerly, a resident of Arkville for many years, died Monday morning at the Roscoe Community nursing home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Gormley funeral home in Phoenicia. Rev. Linda Harter of the Margaretville United Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Margaretville cemetery. Miss Ackerley is survived by a sister, Miss Hila Ackerley of Red Bank, N.J. She was born Oct. 2, 1886, the daughter of George and Sylvia Dumont Ackerley of Dry Brook. She had been living at the home of John Nolan in Arkville.

Howard Lawrence Dies at Cooperstown
(1964 - handwritten on article)

Howard Lawrence, 64, a long-time resident and dairy farmer of Hubbell Hill, died Sunday at Bassett hospital in Cooperstown, where he had been a patient for nine days. He was born April 8, 1900, at Denver, son of Ira and Amelia Hull Lawrence. He married Anna Bellows June 7, 1923, at Delhi. He was a member of the Wawaka Grange and was long prominent in its affairs. Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife; a son, Harvey of Margaretville; a daughter, Mrs. Clayton Roberts of Ithaca; six grandchildren; a brother, George of Vega; a sister, Mrs. Mary Meyer of Margaretville, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Roxbury Methodist church, with Rev. John N. Wimer officiating. Burial was in the Yellow Church cemetery, Roxbury.

Lester J. LeRoy Buried in Oneonta

Lester J. LeRoy, 73, a resident of Kelly Corners for 13 years, died Saturday morning in Margaretville hospital after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Rothery-Murphy funeral home in Oneonta. Rev. Richard Guice, pastor of the Roxbury Methodist church, officiated. Burial is in the Oneonta Plains cemetery. There are no survivors. Mr. LeRoy was born Sept. 5, 1888 at Trout Creek. He was the son of Halsey and Jennie Chase LeRoy. He had worked as a garage mechanic and lived at Oneonta and Cooperstown before coming to Kelly Corners. ------- More from my Great-Aunt Sadie Raeder's files

Labeled 1982 -

Mrs. John Shultis celebrated her 78th birthday Sunday with her family all around her. Among those present were Dr. And Mrs. George Shultis and daughter, Jennifer of Ithaca, Mr. and Mrs. Hanford Shultis and son-in-law and daughter, Michael and Amy Sanford of Fonda, Mrs. Patricia Merchant and son Ryan and friend David Barlow of Duanesburg, Mrs. Patricia Merchant and son Ryan and friend, Jack Carroll, of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Linda Morse, Miss Penelope Knight and friend, Jave Tery of Nicaragua, and Mrs. Dorothy Cartwright and Mrs. Boyd Townsend of Kelly Corners. A smorgasbord dinner was served.

1962 - Mrs. Lillie Finch

Mrs. Lillie D. Finch, 82, Kelly Corners, died Wenesday, Oct ?? at her home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at her home. Rev. Albert Larcombe, pastor of the Margaretville Advent Christian church officiated. Burial was in Margaretville cemetery. Mrs. Finch was born Feb 7, 1880, in Bushnellville, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Walter Bushnell. She was married to Eli Finch June 28, 1895, at Phoenicia. He died in 1961. She is survived by a son, Lloyd Finch, Roxbury; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Slauson and Mrs. Marshall Avery, Halcottville, and Mrs. Eber Cartwright, Denver; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

1962 - Back of above article.

Pine Hill, Oct. 8
Rudolph Brasen is spending three weeks from his duties as deck steward on the Graceline ships. Miss Norma Lay spent several days last week with cousins in Ithaca. This week she is at her New York home.

Mrs. Helen Merwin spent Sunday with Mr. And Mrs. Richard Finch and sons in Fleischmanns. That afternoon they attend the funeral of Mrs. Eli Finch in Kelly Corners. Walter Murray is driving a 1963 Chevy.

1986 -

Mrs. Nettie Lawrence celebrated her 99th birthday May 20 at her home on Main Street. Attending were her three daughters, Doris Fuscas, Dorothy Stafford and Evelyn Tiffany, her son-in-law, Gerald Tiffany, and one granddaughter, Andrea VanVleet. Also, Delia Alpert, Elton W. Ridge, Esther Snyder and David Scudder, all of Roxbury, and Mary Raeder of Kelly Corners. She had telephone messages from her granddaughter Diane Flood, and her family of Lincolndale, her granddaughter-in-law, Clarabelle Lawrence and the latter's daughter, Gail Lawrence, all of Floriday. Mrs. Lawrence was born May 20, 1887.

1983 - Carrie George Helped Run Vega Dairy Farm

Carrie P. George, 81, of Kelly Corners, died April 6, at Community General Hospital, Callicoon. Mrs. George was born Sept. 2, 1901 in Shandaken, the daughter of Arthur and Rose (Zemma) Rose. She married William T. George Jan. 1, 1919, in Roxbury. He died Jan. 1, 1973. She and her husband had operated a dairy farm in Vega for many years. Surviving Mrs. George are a son, Raymond of Roxbury, a daughter, Laura Ballard of Jeffersonville; a sister, Mrs. Emma Kelly of Fleischmanns; 16 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Floyd Sr., who died April 25, 1974. Services were April 9, at Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury, with the Rev. Richard Dykstra, pastor of Jay Gould Reformed Church, Roxbury, officiating. Burial was in Vega Cemetery, Denver.

April 28, 1972
Mrs. Kelly's Life Spanned 94 Years

Mrs. Lina Searle kelly of Kelly Corners died in her 95th year Friday. She had been a patient at Margaretville Memorial hospital for five days before her death. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Herrick funeral home and the Margaretville United Methodist church. Rev. Irving Terwilliger, pastor of the Fleischmanns United Methodist church was the clergyman. Burial is in the Kelly Corners cemetery. The nearest living relatives of Mrs. Kelly are many cousins, of whom Mrs. Milton Smith of Cherry Valley, Luman Searle of Fleischmanns and Dayton Searle of Margaretville are the closest residents. She was born Oct. 17, 1877 in the Denver valley, and her parents were Zetus and Nettie....

Saturday, July 29, 1967
Herman Haddow

Margaretville - Herman Haddow, 65, of Margaretville died Thursday at Margaretville Hospital. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at his home. The Rev. Kenneth Truran, pastor of the Margaretville Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Margaretville cemetery. He was born August 23, 1901 in Shavertown, son of Virgil and Fannie (Van Steenburg) Haddow. He lived in this area all his life and was a laborer. He is survived by his wife, Isabel; a sister, Mrs. Blanch Miller of Sidney and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haddow residence until service time.

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