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These obituaries were taken from a scrapbook, which were taken from various newspapers and pasted into a scrapbook by my grandmother, Hattie Dibble Johnson. She was b. 1887 and d. 1973. She lived all of her married life on Roses Brook in South Kortright, N.Y. --Richard Nesbitt

Index of Delaware County Obits.

Mrs. Flora Truesdell Graham
Mrs. Ida Dibble Husted
Mrs. Nellie Plumley
Hugh K. Rose
Mrs. Mary Whipple
Griffin C. Husted
Mrs. S.S. Nesbitt
Miss Lula DuBois
George L. Votee
James Rich
Mrs. Phoebe Jordan
Mrs. Foster G. Conine

Obituary of Mrs. Flora Graham

Roxbury-Mrs. Flora M. {Truesdell} Graham, 41, wife of William Graham, Roxbury, died at her home at 10 Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 Saturday at her late home with interment at the Roxbury cemetery. Rev. Glenn W. at her late home with interment at the Roxbury cemetery. Rev. Glenn W. Young, pastor of the Reformed church, will officiate, with the interment in Roxbury cemetery. Mrs. Graham was born Aug. 10, 1903, at Lexington, daughter of Jay D. Truesdell and Lydia {VanValkenburg} Truesdell. In 1923, she married William Graham, and their entire married life was spent in Roxbury. One daughter, Mona was born to them. Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Graham is survived by her mother, Mrs. Truesdell, Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Ford, Sunbury, Pa., Mrs. Michael Sokell, Windham and Miss Dorothy Truesdell, Lexington; and two brothers, Levi Truesdell, Lexington, and Corp. Donald Truesdell, in Italy; and 11 nieces and nephews. Mrs. Graham was a member of the Reformed church in Roxbury, and of Coeur de Lion chapter, OES. She was well liked by all who knew her, and will be sadly missed, not only in her home, but by a wide circle of friends. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.
[Note: Written in is Nov. 9, 1944 date of death]

Mrs. Ida Husted Passes Away at Family Home in Stamford

Stamford, June 12-Mrs. Ida Dibble Husted, 62 years old, died at her West End avenue home in this village this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The deceased was taken ill early Sunday morning with bronchial pneumonia which developed into pleurisy. Funeral services will be held from the home on Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The funeral will be conducted by the local Eastern Star chapter, of which Mrs. Husted had been a life-long member. Mrs. Husted was born in Breakabean, N.Y. in 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester and Eliza Dibble. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Prof. Heth Coons, and one granddaughter, Gertude, of Lake Placid; three step-children, Charles Husted, New York city, Mrs. L.A. Winard, Deposit, and Mrs. John Hoagland, Stamford; three sisters, Miss Lois Dibble, Stamford, Mrs. Amanda Badeau, Sidney, and Mrs. Nellie Plumley, Oneonta, besides several step-grandchildren.

Obituary of Mrs. Nellie Plumley

Mrs. Nellie Plumley, 53 of 34 1/2 Cherry Street, died in the Fox Memorial hospital yesterday morning about 11:30 o'clock, after an illness of five months. Death was caused by general complications. She was born in Breakabean November 14, 1918, a daughter of Sylvester and Eliza Dibble. Most of her life was spent in Stamford, where in 1909 she married Lucius Plumley. He died in 1918. The deceased attended Stamford seminary. Surviving are three daughters, Virginia and Josephine residing at home, and Beatrice, a student nurse at the Methodist Episcopal hospital in Brooklyn; two sisters, Mrs. G.C. Husted and Mrs. Amanda Badeau of Sidney. To them will be extended the sympathy of many friends. A prayer service will be held at the Bookout Funeral home Saturday morning at 11 o'clock and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Stamford. Rev. George H. Phillips, D.D., pastor of the Oneonta church, assisted by Rev. W.L. Comstock, pastor of the Stamford church, will conduct the services. Interment will be at Stamford.

Hugh K. Rose Dies at Hobart

Leading Life-long Resident of Delaware County-Organized and owned Rose Telephone Company-Elder of Church for Forty Years-Funeral Tuesday at South Kortright Church
Hobart, May 22-H. K. Rose passed away Saturday, May 21, at home of his daughter, Mrs. W.E. King in Hobart. He had been in his usual health and walked from his home to telephone office, where he was at work, when he suffered an attack of acute indigestion, and passed away at 9:15 a. m. Hugh K. Rose was born on Elk creek, town of Delhi, September 29, 1846, the son of Edmund and Nancy Blakely Rose. He attended Delaware Academy and later Cooperstown Academy. On December 22, 1868, he married Mary Sillman, and went to the farm on Roses Brook, which has since been known as Rosemary farm, where they celebrated their golden wedding. Three years later, October 27, 1921, Mrs. Rose died, he staying on the farm a few years longer until June 8, 1925, when he married Miss Stella More of Hobart, and has since resided in this village. Mr. Rose was a member of the South Kortright United Presbyterian church, and had been an elder in that church for 40 years. He organized and owned the Rose Telephone company, it having been started about 30 years age as a private line from his home to the South Kortright co-operative creamery, when he was connected with that organization as its president. The funeral services will be held in the South Kortright United Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon, May 25, at 2 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. F. E. Davis of Delhi, five children, E. Scott Rose, Middleburg; Mrs. W. E. King, Hobart; Mrs. C. E. Hanford, Hobart; Mrs. H. E. Brown, Falls Church, WA; and Ralph H. Rose of South Kortright, also by 11 grandchildren.

Obituary of Mrs. Mary Whipple

South Kortright-Mrs. Mary Whipple died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Earl Nesbitt Wednesday night at 10 o'clock, following a shock suffered Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, after she had attended the world-wide communion service. Complications developed. Mrs. Whipple was born on the John Decker farm, McMurdy Brook, town of Kortright, Aug. 15, 1863, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary E. {Storie} Mahaffy. She spent her girlhood days in this vicinity, and Dec.5, 1888, was united in marriage with Jerome Whipple. They made their home for 16 years on the present Gould Dale farm, owned by Mrs. W.T. Gould. Thirty-five years ago they purchased the former Doig residence here, where they lived until Mr. Whipple's death in 1921, and where Mrs. Whipple resided until a year ago, when she moved to the home of her daughter. Surviving are; a daughter, Mrs. G. Earl Nesbitt; and a brother, Samuel Mahaffy, Oneonta; three grandchildren, and one nephew. She was a loyal attendant at church services, Sunday school, and prayer meetings as long as health permitted. Funeral services will be held at the United Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Her pastor, Dr. G.W. Baldinger, will officiate, with interment in Valley View Cemetery.
[Note: written in Oct. 6, 1940 date of death?]

Griffin C. Husted Dies at Stamford

Stamford-Griffin C. Husted died at 9:30 yesterday morning from heart trouble at his home on South. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 at the Methodist church. Rev. Paul Allen of the Stamford church will officiate. Burial will be in Bloomville cemetery. Mr. Husted was born Aug. 27, 1865, at Bloomville, son of Griffin and Hannah Husted. He was married three times: Sept. 29, 1885 to Miss Emma Huber of Delhi; Jan 8, 1913 to Mrs. Ida Coons of Stamford; and Oct. 21, 1932, to Miss Lois Dibble of Stamford. He attended Delaware academy, and was a farmer several years at Bloomville. He came to Stamford 29 years ago, and was engaged in the real estate business as long as his health permitted. Surviving are: the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Heth Coons of Amsterdam, Mrs. Louis Winand, of Buffalo, and Mrs. John H. Hogan of Stamford; one son, Charles Husted on New York; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. S. S. Nesbitt

From South Kortright Cor. - Mrs. S.S. Nesbitt died Saturday morning, November 5th, at her home at Niagara Falls, after an illness of many months duration. Mrs. Nesbitt's maiden name was Mabel M. James and she was born at Blenheim August 8, 1879. During her girlhood she made her home at Niagara Falls and in 1900 was married to Sherman S. Nesbitt, then of this place, where they lived on the home farm and where their two children, Robert Sherman ands Marion Grace, was born. In 1918 Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt and daughter moved to Niagara Falls, their son, Robert, then being in France in service during the World War. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nesbitt came Saturday to make preparations for funeral service and Mr. Nesbitt and daughter accompanied the body here Sunday, where it was taken to the home of Mrs. Jane Nesbitt, Mr. Nesbitt's mother, until Monday afternoon, when the funeral was held at the United Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Nesbitt was a member. Rev. G. W. Baldinger preached the sermon. Mrs. G. E. Nesbitt playing softly and beautifully proceeding and fowling the sermon, Love's Golden Dream and Sweet Memories of the Past, after which the body was laid to rest in Valley View Cemetery, the cemetery having formerly been a part of the Nesbitt farm. The funeral was a large one and the floral pieces many and beautiful. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs.Grace Bronan of Blenheim, a sister of Mrs. Nesbitt and her family, Mrs. Mary Whipple, Mrs. Walsh, and sister and Clark Nesbitt, all of Oneonta.

Miss Lula DuBois

Miss Lula Dubois, aged 26, died Sunday afternoon at the home of Sherman S. Nesbitt. She had been ill only two days of gall bladder trouble, followed by pleurisy, and Sunday was better when she suffered a shock and died at 2 p.m., before the doctor reached her. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Nora DuBois, of Fleischmanns, two brothers and three sisters, one of whom, Miss Marjorie, makes her home with her. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at White's funeral parlors at Hobart, with interment in the cemetery at the foot of Roses Brook. Rev. Mr. Killender, of the Hobart Methodist church officiated.
[Written in pen "Sept. 1937"]

George L. Votee

Native of Shandaken Dies Sunday at South Kortright
From South Kortright Cor.
George L. Votee died Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at the advanced age of 81 years at the home of William Skidmore, his brother-in-law. Mr. Votee was born at Shandaken, August 2, 1852, and on November 29, 1882, was married to Miss Florence Skidmore. About forty-two years ago they moved here where they lived quietly and happily lived, last November celebrating their golden anniversary. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the United Presbyterian Church of which Mr. Votee was a member, the service being conducted by Rev. G. W. Baldinger, D. D., with interment in Valley View Cemetery at the foot of Roses Brook. Mr. Votee is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Turner, of Fraser, and a son, George I. Votee, of this village.

James Rich

South Kortright Resident Was Father of Stamford Principal - James Rich of South Kortright died on Wednesday, April 21th, of coronary thrombosis. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the United Presbyterian Church, with Rev. G. W. Baldinger officiating, assisted by Rev. H.A. Armitage. Interment will be in the South Kortright Cemetery. The deceased was born at South Kortright, June 9, 1858, the son of James A. Rich and Roxie Bunnell. On December 30, 1891, he married Lizzie Rice, who survives him, together with four children, J. Arthur, principal of Stamford Central School, Robert S. of Bloomville, Elsie Bell and Alice E. of South Kortright.
[Written in pen "1937"]

Mrs. Phoebe Jordan

Beloved Ashland Resident Died February 24th, at South Kortright
From Ashland Cor. - This community was deeply grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Phoebe Jordan on February 24, 1933, at the home of her son, Brayton Johnson, and family at South Kortright, in her 82d year. She had been a member of the M.E. Church of Ashland for many years, and was always ready to care for the sick and to help in time of trouble. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a dear good sister and aunt and a kind friend. Her funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at her home, conducted by Rev. G.W. Baldinger of the United Presbyterian Church of South Kortright, and on Monday morning at eleven o'clock services were held at Ashland M.E. Church conducted by Rev. R. McLaren, assisted by Rev. Mack Truby of Prattsville. The text was the last words spoken by the deceased " O Death Where is Thy Sting". Two beautiful duets were sung by Mrs. Claud Tompkins and Mrs. Wallace Demmimg. " Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and The City Foursquare." Her nearest survivors are a son, Brayton Johnson, and wife; one grandson, Roger Johnson; two granddaughters Doris Johnson and Pauline Colby of Middleburg; a son-in-law, Thos. Colby of Mount Vernon; two brothers, Ahira and Abram Truesdell of Lexington, and two sisters, Mrs. Delina Barnum of Little Westkill and Mrs. Horace Dunham of Ashland, besides many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends whose hearts were made sad by her death. The bearers were Melvin Wier, Arthur Voorhees, Claud Tompkins, Fred Dodge, Chester Jeralds and Claud Campbell. Interment in the Pleasant Valley cemetery by the side of her first husband, Dr. B. A. Johnson. Funeral arrangements conducted by Undertaker Kimball of Bloomville.

Mrs. Foster G. Conine

Lena Tuttle, wife of Foster G. Conine passed away at her home near South Kortright, Feb. 2nd, after a brief illness of pneumonia following measles, aged about 45 years. Until the past few years Mrs. Conine had always resided in this vicinity where she was favorably known. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Lyle and Jay B. Conine, one brother, Alvah Tuttle, of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Gladding Sutton of Malden, N.Y., and Mrs. Osmer A. Truesdell of Delhi. The funeral was held at South Kortright.
[Lena was b. 1872 and d. 1919 and is buried in Valley View Cem.]

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