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Courtesy of Susan Norris, November 6, 2004

AVICY SILVER- Mrs. Avicy Silver died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Shaver, of Dry Brook, last Sabpath night. The funeral took place Tuesday at 1 p.m., services in the M.E. church, Arena, and buried in the old cemetery at that place. Rev. D. G. Lawson officiating clergyman, High Gorsch, undertaker. Mrs. Silver was a lifelong Christian and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Margaretville. She was a loving wife, an exemplary mother, a good neighbor and a true friend. She follows a husband who departed this life in September, 1897. She leaves one brother, one sister, five daughters and three sons.

MRS. ALZORA SILVER- Roxbury, Feb. 20 – Mrs. Alzora (Robinson) Silver, widow of William N. Silver, passed away at 5 o'clock this morning at her home, where she had been ill only about a week. Her husband died November 26, less than three months ago also after a short illness.

Mrs. Silver was a life-long resident of Roxbury, where she was born May 7, 1856, the daughter of George Robinson and Etsy (Thorington) Robinson. She married Mr. Silver November 19, 1884. Surviving are one son, Dr. Bruce R. Silver of New York city, who was with his mother for a few days before her death; one brother, Loren Robinson, and one niece, Mrs. Doris I. Weeden, both of Asbury Park., N.J.

Mrs. Silver was a member and a loyal worker of the Methodist church of Roxbury. She was a member of the Pleasant View Rebekah lodge and of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted and loyal worker in these orders, and was a past district deputy president of the Rebekahs. Mrs. Silver was an unusually clever seamstress, which occupation she followed during her younger days. She was a loyal friend, a good neighbor, a loving wife and mothers, and a woman highly respected in the community.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist church.

MRS. FRANK GILBERT [Elizabeth Silver]- Unadilla, June 6 {1933] Mrs. Frank Gilbert passed away at 8:45 last evening at her home on Martin Brook street after an illness of three weeks. Death was caused by complications and infirmities of old age.

The funeral will be held from her home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Harold C. Buckingham, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill cemetery.

Elizabeth (Silver) Gilbert was born in Arena, November 20, 1860. On February 14, 1874, she was united in marriage to Frank Gilbert of Unadilla.

For many years, both Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert held positions in several of the state institutions for the insane. Mrs. Gilbert continued in this occupation until five years ago, when she retired with a pension. Her last position was that of supervisor of the Willard state hospital at Willard, which she held for eight years. Other institutions in which she was employed were at Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, Watertown, Ogdensburg and the Long Island state hospital, where she held various positions.

During all these years, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert retained their home in Unadilla. Mrs. Gilbert spent her vacations at her home here with her husband after he was unable to continue his work. Surviving is her husband.


Timothy O. Silver, aged 58 years, died at his home in Roxbury Thursday evening, Sept. 20, after an illness of about a week. Mr. Silver was only confined to his bed a little over a week with sleeping sickness and had not been fully aroused from his sleep since last Saturday night about 10 o'clock. About six or seven weeks ago he had had a fall at which time he injured his spine, and he had never fully recovered from that before the above disease set in and gradually grew worse until the end came Thursday evening.

The funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. S. Van Woert officiating. Interment was made in the Reformed cemetery in Roxbury.

Mr. Silver was born at Arena and when a young man moved to Roxbury and was employed at various places. About 22 years ago he married Miss. Mary Barlow. They resided in the village for a few years after which they purchased a small farm near the village and have since resided there, except that they have been of late years spending the winter months in Washington, D.C. He leaves besides his widow, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Gilbert, Willard; Mrs. Robert Robinson, Andes; Mrs. Frank More, Oneonta; Mrs. Agnes Shaver, Arena; two brothers, Ambrose, Andes, and William of Roxbury. Mr. Silver had been a town assessor for several terms.

MRS. W. J. ROWE [Vina A. Silver]- Funeral services for Mrs. Vina A. Rowe, 6 Fair St., wife of W. J. Rowe, who died Friday in Parshall hospital after a two-year illness, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bookhout funeral home.

Dr. Boyd McCleary, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. The body will be placed in the Bookhout vault to await burial in Glenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Rowe was born April 23, 1861, in Arena, daughter of William and Avica (Akerly) Silver.

She was twice married, first to Frank J. Moore, who died in 1925. She married W. J. Rowe, Oneonta, on Dec. 29, 1929.

She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, George F. Moore, Laurens, and Harley R. Moore, New York City; a daughter, Mrs. Ann M. Laflesh, Schenectady; two grandsons, Frank W. Moore, U.S. Air corps, and Robert Moore; and two granddaughters, Ann E. Moore, Laurens, and Dorothy M. Moore, a WAVE.

MRS. WILLIAM O. FREER [1916]- Harriet B. Silver, wife of William O. Freer, died in Gardiner, N.Y., August 17 of coletus and paralysis of bowels and stomach. She was born in Arena, March 20, 1852, the daughter of William and Avica Ann Silver. Both she and Mr. Freer lived in Delaware county until 23 years ago when they moved to Gardiner. She leaves her husband, two daughters and one son, besides several brothers and sisters and many other relatives.

AMBROSE SILVER [Dec. 4, 1940 handwritten on clipping]- Ambrose Silver, who passed away last week at the home of his daughter at Dunraven, was a resident of Andes for a great many years and had a large circle of friends who mourn his passing. A man with a pleasing personality, his presence was one to create enjoyment. He always looked on the sunny side of life. Honest in the dealings and in fact a man o f high standing, his family have the sympathy of the entire community in this loss.

MRS. MARY J. SILVER [died March 5, 1945 handwritten]- Mrs. Mary Jaquish Silver died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cook on South street in Stamford, March 5th, at the age of 73. She was born in Halcottsville, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Jaquish. Her husband, Timothy Silver, a Spanish-American war veteran died a number of years ago. In 1924, Mrs. Silver bought the property on River street known as the O'Brien place and had since lived there until she was taken ill several months ago.

She had been a member of Pleasant View Rebekah Lodge in Roxbury for 40 years and was a past district deputy, having held that office in 1916. She was the only Roxbury Rebekah to have held the office of Rebekah district deputy for the entire Delaware district.

Funeral services were held from Halls' Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Steward Day officiating, and the remains were placed in the Stamford vault, to be interred at Roxbury later. The only survivors are nieces and nephews.

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