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OBITUARIES from collection of Jane S. Flannery

obit from the Downsville News of November 1924
Death of Life-Long Resident Respected Colchester Citizen Dies on Saturday
On Saturday at Gregorytown occurred the death of Seth J. Fuller, a lifelong resident of Colchester. His age was 65 years, 1 month and 21 days. He was born at Colchester. Deceased was ill about two months, heart trouble, from which he had long suffered, being his cause of death. He was married Jan. 1st, 1883, to Mary V. Hitt. The names of his parents were Orrin Fuller and Polly G. Fuller. The surviving members of the family are the wife and seven sons, namely, Gordon of Schenectady, Walter of Binghamton, Manessah of Deposit, Robert of Oneonta, Vernon, Ralph and Wayne of Gregorytown; also two daughters and one brother, Mrs. Corbin Peck and Mrs. Leon Signor, both of Gregorytown, and John of Walton.
At the time of his death, deceased with a son, conducted a small store at Gregorytown. Mr. Fuller was a member of the Methodist church of Downsville, and funeral services were held from this church, Monday, Nov. 17th, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. A. Wesley Robinson officiating. Intement in Downsville cemetery. Deceased was an excellant citizen, and many friends and acquaintanances are deeply grieved to learn of his demise.

obit from the Downsville News of November 1924
Herman Miller, a well known and respected resident of this town, died last Friday morning at his home in Gregory Hollow. He had been ill about a week, and his death was a shock to his friends. Deceased was born in the town of Hamden, but had spent most of his life in this town. His age was 59 years, three months and six days, and besides his mother and one brother, Lafayette, he leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. John Merritt, and one son Walter. He had followed the occupation of farming for many years and was a man held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. He was a member of Pepacton Tribe 112, I.O.R.M.. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the M.E. Church, of which deceased was a member, Rev. A. Wesley Robinson officiating.

obit from the Downsville News of November 1924
Mrs. Emily J. Anderson, relict of the late David Anderson, who has long been in failing health, died Sunday at the Eagle Hotel, where for some time she had made her home with Mrs. Jennie Smith. Deceased was 86 years, six months and seven days of age. She was born at Harvard, Sept. 9. 1848, and had lived in this town the greater part of her life. Deceased was the last of her family. She was a woman of many virtues, kind-hearted and true in her friendships. Funeral services were held Tuesday, at 2 o'clock, at the Eagle Hotel, Rev. A. Wesley Robinson, officiating.

Peter Lindemann
[From Downsville correspondent]
Aug. 25, 1939
Downsville friends learned of the death of Peter Lindermann in St. Louis, Mo., last week. Mr. Lindermann had been in poor health for several years, but had been able to work. He was sent to St. Louis April 1 of this year by New York city, for which he worked as an inspector of electric cars. All cars had to have Mr. Lindermann's approval before they could be put in operation in New York city. ....The funeral was held on Campbell mountain and burial was made in the Downsville cemetery[Paige].

William Howard
[From Roscoe correspondent]
Dec. 26, 1931
William Howard, aged 52 years, a former Cooks Falls boy, died at his home at 60 East St., Binghamton, on Thursday of last week, December 19. He had been very ill for some time following an operation. Besides his wife, who was Miss Edna Partridge, he is survived by two sons, Kenneth and Harry, and a daughter, Ida. A brother, Walter Howard of Hancock, also survives. The funeral was held Sunday at the T.O. Watrous funeral home and burial was made at Glen Castle.

Mrs. Daniel Warren
{From Meridale correspondent]
May 29, 1942
Mrs Daniel Warren of Meridale passed away at about 3:45 Tuesday morning at the Fox Memorial hospital in Oneonta, where she had been a patient since May 11. She was 59 years of age. Death was caused by a heart ailment and complications. Mrs. Elizabeth ?Warren was born Oct. 15, 1882, a daughter of Porter and Mary Burdick Stilson. She married Daniel Warren at Oneonta on Dec. 22, 1899, and most of her life had been spent in Meridale. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Ladies Aid Society, a director of the Pine Grove Cemetery association, a member of the Rebekah lodge and had been active in the A.W.V.S. unit during the last year. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Floyd Warren of Meridale and Ralph Warren of Treadwell; five brothers, Irving Stilson of Treadwell, Winfield of Oneonta, William of Otego, Merritt of New York and George of Schenectady.

Jesse W. Smith
[FromDownsville correspondent]
November 22, 1946
Jesse W. Smith, well-known citizen of Downsville, passed away last week Thursday in Stevens hospital, Walton. Mr. Smith was born Jan. 22, 1875, on Baxter mountain, near Horton, the son of Elsie and Laverne Smith. When a young man he married Hattie Hotchkiss of Downsville and moved to a farm on Money Point, Downsville, where he has resided since. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Clifford MacDonald, Prattsville; two sons, Leo and Milton at home; one grandson, John MacDonald; a brother, George Smith, Downsville; and twosisters, Mrs. Ella Gaukins, Middletown, and Mrs. Adelbert Barringer, Walton. The burial was held at the M. E. church in Downsville Sunday with Rev. Ryan officiating. Burial was in the Paige cemetery.

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