What more can we say about this section? Obituaries not only name relatives and relationships, but often tell vivid stories of people's lives. Please send in your collected Herkimer or Montgomery Counties related obits. Put "OBIT" in the subject heading of your email and name the source of the obit if known. The obits do not have to be long but can be short notices.
9/14/02 Albigence Waldo Ford's obituary was graciously contributed
by Al White! "Following is the obit of Albigence
Waldo Ford of Middleville, NY as transcribed by me from a newspaper clipping:"
8/6/02 P.P. Hyde's obituary was graciously contributed by Darwina Michael,
coordinator of Ontario County NYGenWeb. Darwina isn't related to
Mr. Hyde and has no further information. "This is a nice obituary I found in a Geneva (Ontario County) newspaper
which you may want. I have no personal interest in the Hyde name."
7/26/02 Mary V. Domion's obituary was graciously contributed by her grand-daughter,
7/26/02 This group of 3 Habershon family obituaries was kindly sent in by Barbara Adams.
From Little Falls Evening Times - August 29, 1913
Mrs. Emeline Habershon, wife of Charles Habershon, passed away at 8 o'clock this morning at her home, 16 Furnace Street, following an extended illness, due to dropsy. Mrs. Habershon was born in Port Leyden, her maiden name being Emeline Lucas. At Clarks Mills 46 Years ago she was united in marriage to Mr Habershon, and the family have been residents of this city for a number of years. Mrs. Habershon was a fine type of woman - self-sacrificing, of kind and generous disposition and devoted to her home - and it was with feelings of deep regret that her many friends learned of her death. Besides the husband, the relatives surviving are the following children: Byron and Ralph Habershon of this city and Burt of Buffalo, Mrs. Charles Brickwood of Frankfort, Mrs Burt Brownell and Misses Lillian and Myra Habershon of this city. The funeral will be held from the late home of the deceased at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. C. M. Starkweather of the M.E. Charch officiating, and interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery.
From Little Falls Evening Times
Little Falls, March 16 (1917) - Charles H. Habershon is another of the old veterans of the Civil War to answer the call of the grim reaper. He died at the Old Soldiers' Home at Bath on March 6, and his body was brought to this city, where the funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Burt Brownell. Rev. T. Howard James, of the M. E. Church, officiated and the body was placed in the Fairview Vault for burial in spring.
Mr. Habershon was born in Little Falls in 1841. At the outbreak of the rebellion he answered the call of Lincoln for volunteers and served in the struggle in the Thirty-fourth and Fourteenth Regiments. He was a member of the local G.A.R. Post, which had charge of his funeral. After the war Mr. Habershon took up his residence in Oneida county and returned again to this city in 1893. For the past three years he was in ill health and went to the home at Bath.
Mr. Habershon married in 1866 Miss Emeline Lucas, who died three years ago. There survive four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Miller, Mrs. Charles Brickwood, and Miss Myra Habershon of Frankfort, and Mrs. Burt Brownell, of this city; also two brothers, George, of Oriskany Falls, and Edward, of Chadwicks; a halfbrother, Roscoe Vosburg, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Crumb of Oriskany Falls.
Little Falls Times - August 1960
Byron D. HABERSHON age 86 of Furnace Street, died last night at the VanAllen Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past three years. Mr. Habershon was born in Camden, NY April 3, 1874 son of the late Charles and Emeline Lucas Habershon. He was educated in Camden Public schools and had been a resident of Little Falls for the past 66 years. He was a painter by trade, being in business for himself for most of his life. His last place of employment was with the C.J. Lundstrom Manufacturing Compaany, where he was a finisher, retiring about 10 years ago.
Mr. Habershon was united in marrage to Mary Lynch on September 3, 1902 in St. Mary's Parish House, by the late Rev. Father White, who was pastor there at that time. Mrs. Habershon died July 1,1942. Surviving are one daughter Mary Alice Habershon, at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace Brickwood, Utica; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. from the Sheehand Funeral Home 16 North William Street. Burial will be made in the family plot in Church Street Cemetery, this city.
Friends may pay their respects tonight from 7 to 10 Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 in the evening and also Saturday until time of the funeral.
7/26/02 This collection of 6 obituaries was graciously contributed by a donor whose name I don't have yet.
DEATH AGAIN HAS INVADED DASEY HOME.
Sister of Departed Little Falls Ex-Mayor Joins Him in World Beyond and Latter's Clergyman Son Will Offciate at Double Funeral.
Little Falls, Feb 3, 1913---Miss Helen Dasey, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dasey, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Crowley, 777 East Main Street, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after nearly a year's illness, heart trouble being the immediate cause of death. She was 53 years of age. The surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Crowley and Miss Dora Dasey. Her only brother, Hon. Timothy Dasey, passed away Saturday morning, and her funeral will take place at the same time with his & a double funeral being held at St. Mary's Church Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.; Rev. Father Dasey will offciate at his father's and aunt's funeral.
Miss Dasey was a woman of fine Christian character, who was universally loved and esteemed by all who knew her. Although she had been in ill health for a long time, her demise was not expected, as she was able to be about at times, and just before the unexpected summons came she was preparing to go to the home of her deceased brother, who lived next door to where she resided, to view his remains. Grief over the death of her brother, is thought to have hastened somewhat her end. The bereaved relatives will have the sincere sympathy of everyone in the double bereavement that has come to them.
Miss Lillian Gertrude Dasney 1901
Little Falls, June 20-Miss Lillian Gertrude Dasney, aged 23, died this morning at the home of her grand-mother, Mrs. John Rahm, 54 Loomis Street of consumption. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. E. E. Joslin of Mohawk, and one brother, George Dasney of Schenectady. The funeral has not been arranged.
Mrs. Frank Dailey---1915
William Daley 7-19-1912
Mrs. Catherine Davenport- Friday July 1, 1910
Ilion, July 1- At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Kelly of East Frankfort, Thursday occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Davenport, aged 73 years. She had been ill since last Sunday. Deceased was born and lived most of her life in Grant and came to live with her daughter last December. She is survived by one daughter, with whom she lived, and three sons, Charles of Norway, Walker of Colorado and Byron of Grant. The funeral was held Friday at 4 o'clock p. m. Rev. A. S. Brown offciated and the body will be taken to Grant tomorrow morning by Undertaker Whiter for burial.
Solomon Davenport Dead--Sat. 6-3-1916
Word was received here today of the death of Solomon Davenport which occurred in Kalamazoo, Mich.; on Sunday May 28, at 4 a. m. Mr. Davenport was a resident of Herkimer for a great number of years and was highly regarded as a citizen and neighbor. He was employed in the Herkimer Paper Co. mill her for 27 years and left here about 12 years ago. He was 83 (?) years of age and is survived by a widow and two sisters. Mrs. David Pangburn of Saukk Center, Minn., and Mrs. David Whitcomb of St. Paul Minn.
The Long Life of Delina Filkins, contributed by Town of Stark Editors Ron Smith and Carol Perry.
This collection of 11 obituaries was graciously contributed by Denise Wellenstein.
April 8, 1945 Evening Telegram, Little Falls
(unknown source (Little Falls) and date--Phebe (as spelled on her gravestone) Thomas died November 28, 1916)
Observer Dispatch July 24, 1952
Sauquoit (?), Jan. 7, 1917
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown-Louise Polly died November 14, 1917)
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown-Charles B. Casler died June 01, 1983)
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown)
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown--"Lizzie" Hopkins died April 04, 1976)
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping from 1986--source unknown)
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping [part of it is ripped] -- source unknown)
(my grandmother's newspaper clipping--source unknown)
7/20/01 The collection of obituaries for Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen and his wife Lana Cress Van Deusen were graciously contributed by Karen Dutton.
Robert E. Van Deusen
June 1, 1948
Obituary of The Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen
The Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, who had retired from the active ministry in May 1946, died at his home in Center Brunswick, New York, on May 25, 1948, following a long illness. He was born near Fort Plain, New York, on January 18, 1873, his parents being Walter and Lydia (Allter) Van Deusen.
He was graduated from the St. Johnsville, New York, High School in 1891, and from the Hartwick Theological Seminary in 1902, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained by the Franckean Synod in June 1902. He served the following parishes: Old Yellow Church, Manheim, New York, and Union Church, Inghams Mills, New York, 1902-1904; Bethany, Central Bridge, New York, where a new church was built during his pastorate, 1904-1908; St. Thomas, Churchtown, New York, 19010-1914; St. Pauls, West Camp, and Reformed, Katsbaan, New York, 1921-1925; Atonement, Oneonta, New York, 1925-1935; Evangelical, Poestenkill, 1935-1943; and Gilead, Center Brunswick, New York, acting pastor, 1945-1946. After his retirement, he supplied during pastoral vacancies in St. Johns, Albany, New York; Redeemer, Kingston, New York; Trinity, Albany; and Emmanuel, Albany, preaching up to six months before his death.
During his pastorate in Oneonta, Hartwick College was dounded and Atonement became the college church. He helped to lay the groundwork for the opening of the college by serving as field worker for the recruitment of students. He was given the Alumni Associaton Award for Meritorious Service by Hartwick College in 1944. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Hartwick Theological Seminary at the time of its merger with Hartwick College in 1947. He served as chairman of the Committee on Womens Missionary Society of the United Synod of New York in 1935-1936, and as a member of the Examining Committee of the Synod in 1944-1945.
He was married in 1902 to Nettie M. Groff of Crum Creek, New York. She died in 1914, leaving six children. He was married in 1929 to Lana L. Cress of South Columbia, New York. Surviving are Mrs. Van Deusen; three daughters: Mrs. Ward Evans, a member of the University of Rochester library staff, Rochester, New York; Miss Leila R. Van Deusen, dean of women at Andrha Christian College, Buntur, India; Miss Leah R. Van Deusen, housing area worker for the Division of American Missions, National Lutheran Council, Dayton, Ohio; three sons: the Rev. Robert E. Van Deusen, secretary of the Bureau of Service to Military Personnel, National Lutheran Council, Washington, D. C.; the Rev. Dayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Gilead Lutheran Church, Center Brunswick, New York; the Rev. Clayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Albany, New York; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Albany, New York, on May 27, between sessions of the United Synod of New York, and were conducted by the Rev. Luther S. Straley, president of the Eastern Conference, assisted by the Rev. Russell S. Gaenzle, pastor loci. Dr. Frederick R. Knubel, president of the Synod, preached the sermon. Interment was at St. Johnsville, New York, with the Rev. Philip M. Luther, pastor of St. Peters, Albany, officiating.
Below from unidentified newspaper clipping:
Conduct Services for Minister at Albany Church
Funeral of Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, Retired Lutheran Pastor, Held
The funeral services of Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, retired Center Brunswick Lutheran pastor, were held yesterday afternoon at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Albany.
Rev. Luther S. Straley of Athens, president of the New York Lutheran Synod, officiated at the church service and was assisted by Rev. Russell S. Gaenzle, pastor of the Albany church. Rev. Frederick R. Knubel, D.D., president of the United Lutheran Synod of New York, spoke the eulogy.
It was the first funeral service for one of its pastors at convention time of the Synod in 19 years. The church council of St. Johns attended in a body.
Rev. C. E. Frontz, D.D., pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Albany, officiated at the service at the home of the late pastor. He was assisted by Rev. George Kling of Albany and Rev. Cornelius Vanden Broek, pastor of Center Brunswick Methodist Church.
The opening hymn sung by the congregation was "For All The Saints Who From Their Labors Rest" and a quartet of four clergymen sang "O Let Me Go." The quartet was composed of Rev. Charles Dietz of Albany, Rev. Leonard Kleman of Altamont, Rev. Paul Swank of Poughkeepsie and Rev. David Gaise of Kingston.
The bearers were Dr. Wesley B. Van Deusen of Albany, Ross Smith of Schenectady, George Kugler of Albany, Burdette Hayner and Fred Meyer of Center Brunswick and DeWitt Christie of Poestenkill.
The honorary bearers were George Getman of Ilion, Walter Eatin of Richfield Springs, Jacob Rohloff and Arthur Samuel of Albany and Arthur J. Relyea and Dr. Henry Arnold of Oneonta.
The burial was in St. Johnsville, with Rev. Philip M. Luther, pastor of St. Peters Lutheran Church officiating, and Rev. David A. Davy, D.D., assisting.
Another newspaper clipping, paper unidentified:
Retired Lutheran Minister Dies at Brunswick Home
Funeral will be held Thursday for Rev. Robert Van Deusen
Funeral services for Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, retired Lutheran pastor, who died at his home in Center Brunswick early today after a long illness, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 160 Central Avenue, Albany. Rev. Luther S. Straley, Athens, president of the Eastern Conference of the Lutheran Synod, will officiate. Rev. Russell S. Gaenzle, pastor of the Albany church will assist.
Rev. Frederick R. Knubel, D. D., of New York, president of the United Lutheran Synod of New York, will preach at the sermon. Interment will be at St. Johnsville at 5 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Philip M. Luther, pastor of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Albany, officiating.
Mr. Van Deusen was born near Fort Plain on Jan. 18, 1873. He was graduated from St. Johnsville High School in 1891, and from Hartwick Theological Seminary in 1902, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He had been a trustee there for years. He was ordained by the Franckean Lutheran Synod in June 1902.
He served the following parishes, all in New York State: Manheim-Inghams Mills, 1902-1904; Bethany, Central Bridge, where a new church was built during his pastorate, 1904-1908; St. Thomas, Churchtown, 19010-1914; St. Pauls, West Camp, and Reformed, Katsbaan, 1921-1925; Atonement, Oneonta, 1925-1935; Evangelical, Poestenkill, 1935-1943; and Gilead, Center Brunswick, acting pastor, 1945-1946.
Since his retirement in May 1946, he had served as stated supply during successive pastoral vacancies in the following parishes: St. Johns, Albany, New York; Redeemer, Kingston; Trinity, Albany; and Emmanuel, Albany.
Mr. Van Deusen assisted in the founding of Hartwick College serving as field worker for the recruitment of students. He was given the Alumni Associaton Award for Meritorious Service by Hartwick College in 1944. He served as chairman of the Committee on Womens Missionary Society of the United Synod of New York and later as a member of the Examining Committee of the Synod.
He was a member of the Troy Ministerial Association, the District Lutheran Ministers Association, the Farm Bureau and the State Grange. Mr. Van Deusen had a continuing interest in Rensselear County public health and welfare orgainizations and took an active part in local community affairs in Center Brunswick.
Mr. Van Deusen was married in August, 1902, to Nettie M. Groff of Crum Creek, near St. Johnsville. She died in May, 1914, leaving six children. He was married in October, 1929, to Lana L. Cress of South Columbia, near Richfield Springs. Surviving him are Mrs. Van Deusen; three daughters: Mrs. Ward Evans, a member of the University of Rochester library staff, Rochester, New York; Miss Leila R. Van Deusen, dean of women at Andrha Christian College, buntur, India; Miss Leah R. Van Deusen, housing area worker for the Division of American Missions, National Lutheran Council, Dayton, Ohio; three sons: the Rev. Robert E. Van Deusen, secretary of the Bureau of Service to Military Personnel, National Lutheran Council, Washington, D. C.; the Rev. Dayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Gilead Lutheran Church, Center Brunswick, New York; the Rev. Clayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Albany, New York; and five grandchildren.
Unidentified newspaper clipping:
Van DeusenSeptember 22, 1962, Lana Cress Van Deusen, wife of the late Rev. Robert J. Van Deusen, step-mother of Mrs. Ward Evans of Miami, Fla, Miss Leila Van Deusen, missionary stationed in India; Miss Lean Van Deusen, Sun City, Ariz.; Rev. Dr. Robert E. Van Deusen of Washington, D.C.; Rev. Dayton G. Van Deusen of Neena, Wis., and the Rev. Clayton G. Van Deusen, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Albany. Also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral from the Edmond J. C. Dascher Sons Funeral Home, 208 Second Ave., Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p. m. Interment at Richfield Springs, N. Y. It is requested there be no flowers. Contributions to a church memorial will be accepted by the Rev. Clayton Van Deusen. Relatives, friends and members of the D. A. R. Troy Chapter, are invited and may call at the funeral home Tuesday after 6:00 p. m. Troy, Johnsville and Oneonta papers please copy.
The obituary of Town of Litchfield pioneer Captain Tilley Richardson was spotted and submitted by Town of Herkimer Editor Betsy Voorhees. Originally posted on the Rootsweb's Massachusetts-L mailing list, extracted from an old newspaper by Marilyn Labbe.
Capt. Tilley Richardson
At the residence of Wines H. Skeels, Esq. in Watertown, NY, on the 14th inst., Capt. Tilley Richardson, 93. He has left to mourn his loss, one hundred and twenty children, grand-children, and great-grand-children.
Capt. Richardson volunteered as a soldier at the commencement of the War of the Revolution; he was at the taking of Burgoyne in 1779; he emigrated from New Hampshire to Litchfield, in Herkimer Co., NY, in 1792, and from thence to Watertown in 1802, and settled on the farm on which he died.
He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a peace maker. He has never been a party in a litigated suit, and very rarely, if ever, has such a suit originated in his neighborhood. He had no enemies, and as many friends as knew him and enjoyed his acquaintance. His heart and hand has always been open to the wants of the poor. His integrity was never questioned. Community has lost a good citizen and his numerous family their best friend.
The deceased was a maternal uncle of one of the editors of this journal. A daring exploit was performed by Capt. Richardson, when the American and British armies lay on Rhode Island. One day he observed two horses, who had strayed from the British lines toward the American camp. He formed the purpose of bringing them in, and went round them and started them for the American lines. The British saw him and commenced firing a cannon at him. The first ball came within a short distance of him; nothing daunted, he still continued to drive on his horses, at the same time keeping watch of the cannon. When he saw its flash, he fell upon the ground; each ball came nearer and nearer, one ball ploughing the ground by his side, half covering him with dust; he arose, swung his hat, and hurrahed. The British gunner felt sure of his object at the next shot; but Capt. R. reached a hay stack before the next discharge of the cannon. The ball passed through the edge of the stack, and did him no harm. He drove both horses into the camp, brought them to head-quarters, and received pay for them. This exploit was done in full view of both armies. The American army watched his progress with intense anxiety, cheering him only repeated huzzas.
The obituary of Martin Keck was submitted by Allyn Hess Perry.
THE JOHNSTOWN DAILY REPUBLICAN, Sat. 1 June, 1907
The death of Martin Keck, Frankfort's oldest resident occurred yesterday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the home of his son, Andrew Keck. If Mr. Keck had lived to 20 Aug., he would have been 95 years old. The immediate cause of death was blood poisoning, resulting in poor circulation in his lower limbs, and which he was unable to recover from on account of his advanced age. Although he had complained for a number of weeks, Mr. Keck had, up to a few days ago, been unable to work in the garden and do other work about the house. He was born in Johnstown, N.Y., and was a farmer by occupation. Nearly 75 years ago he married Miss Maria Burns who died 23 years ago. Mr. Keck came to Frankfort 24 years ago and for the past 18 years had lived with his son, Andrew. He was a thorough Christian gentleman and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. For many years he had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place and until he became so deaf that he was unable to hear, attended services regularly. He was also a lifetime Republican. Mr. Keck leaves a sister, Margaret Keck (Margaret Keck Martin), a brother, Joseph both of Johnstown; a daughter, Mrs. Libbie Williams of Little Falls; 3 sons, Peter of Gloversville, Jacob of Johnstown and Andrew of this place, Frankfort.
3/15/01 A collection of Edick and Miller Family obits, with annotations, were graciously donated by Peggy McSwain. Peggy would love to correspond with other Edick researchers, especially those of her grandmother's line.
3/1/01 The following obits were kindly donated by Barbara Babcock.
These three obituaries and a small folder announced the passing of my sister Betty. I never knew her as I was born four months later, but I always knew of her.
It was with extreme regret that we learned, after the Sentinel had gone to press last week, that the obituary notice regarding the sad death of little Elizabeth Babcock 9, had inadvertently been omitted.
Although reference is made here to that sad demise somewhat late, the opportunity of extending to the bereaved parents and other relatives the heartfelt sympathy of the community in which little Elizabeth lived her life and was a bright and promising member.
She was a sweet child of engaging personality, beloved by all her schoolmates and associates, and was attentive to her studies. Thus it was that her sorrowful death brought genuine grief to her wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
FUNERAL OF ELIZABETH BABCOCK
Ilion--Elizabeth Jane Babcock, 9, died Thursday afternoon at 4 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Babcock, 45 South Third Avenue. She was the granddaughter of Police Chief Jesse Babcock.
She attended the Annunciation School. Surviving are her parents, three sisters, Nancy 10, Marion 7, and Margaret 2, an aunt, Alice Babcock and her grandparents, Chief and Mrs. Jesse Babcock.
Funeral will be Monday at 9 from the home and 9:30 from the Church of the Annunciation.
Funeral of Elizabeth Babcock
Ilion--Funeral services for Elizabeth Jane Babcock, 9, were held Monday morning at the Church of the Annunciation.
A requiem high Mass was celebrated by the Reverend Joseph Griesemer. Bert McKeon sang.
Internment was in St. Agnes Cemetery. Bearers were four cousins, John, Robert, William and Joseph Kennedy; Theodore Carney and Donald Hoffman.
2/14/01 A large group of his family's Montgomery County obits were kindly donated to us by Ron Simmons. Ron's extra info is included in brackets.
14 February 1901 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
[Her maiden name was Harrigan and she was born in Ireland, her daughter Elizabeth was married to Stephen Simmons. Her other children were Edward, Mary, Catharine (Katie) and Michael.]
30 March 1904 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
[He was the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Wilson) Simmons. Leander was married to Sarah Van Patten from Schenectady. Elizabeth Wilson was the daughter of Jacob J. Wilson and Nelly Quackenbush. Elizabeth's 1st marriage was to David Flander who died in 1832.]
27 December 1905 St. Johnsville News
1 March 1922 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
[Austin Yoran was the son of Sylvester Yoran and Louisa Hawn]
26 July 1927 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Mrs. Yoran was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this village and was a woman highly esteemed by all her friends who will be shocked at the news of her death. Mrs. Yoran had only resided with her daughter since May 1927.
She is survived by three sons, Jay of East Syracuse, Reuben of Niagara Falls and Sylvester of St. Johnsville and the daughter above mentioned.
The funeral will be held in the Methodist church in this village Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C.A. Robinson officiating. Internment in Prospect View Cemetery.
30 November 1938 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Mr. Hook was born on July 30, 1893 in Johnstown, a son of Fred J. Hook and the late Catherine Cool Hook. The family came to this village many years ago and Edward Hook was employed for some time as a clerk in the store conducted by the late Ezra Dillenbeck.
During the World War Mr. Hook served in Company G, 105th Infantry and was a member of the famous 27th division that broke the Hindenburg line. He moved from here to Syracuse in 1925 and in that city followed the machinist's trade.
Edward Hook was a member of St. John's Reformed church of this village and joined the local American Legion post, later transferring to a post in Syracuse. He was well known and highly respected in this village, in which he maintained close contact.
There survive the wife, who was Miss Veda Yoran, a St. Johnsville girl, a son, Ralph and two daughters Veda and Marjorie, all at home; his father, in this village; two brothers, Harry Hook of Utica and Earl Hook of this village and a sister Miss Bessie Hook, this village.
The body was brought Monday night to the home of his father on William Street. A Military Funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of members of the local American Legion post. The Rev. H.H. Doney, Syracuse, will officiate and burial will be in Prospect View Cemetery.
12 July 1939 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
[He was the son of Austin and Annette (Simmons) Yoran- he was also referred to as "Jay".]
11 September 1941 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Mr. Yoran had been on Main Street in Fonda and was returning to the office of Sheriff Gerald Nellis, which is on the opposite of the New York Central tracks. Mr. Yoran waited for a train to pass on track 2 at 8:28. Unaware that another train was coming on track 4, he started across the tracks and is reported to have walked against the side of the eastbound engine.
The injured man was rushed to St. Mary's hospital in Amsterdam and following examination it was reported that he was suffering from concussion and a possible skull fracture, fractured left wrist and fractured ribs. He died at four o'clock Monday morning.
For a number of years Mr. Yoran was a police officer in St. Johnsville and was also employed for some time on the New York Central trestle here. He later worked for the New York Power and Light Corporation and while in their employ was struck by a live wire and badly shocked.
A staunch Democrat in politics, Mr. Yoran was appointed to the sheriff's staff when former Chief of Police of this village Gerald Nellis was elected sheriff five years ago. Since that time Mr. Yoran has resided with the sheriff's family in Fonda.
Mr. Yoran was born in Mindenville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Yoran and spent his early boyhood in that hamlet. The family later moved to St. Johnsville and resided for many years on Monroe St.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Edward Hook of St. Johnsville and nieces and nephews, including Raymond Yoran of Oppenheim and Mrs. Henry Van Slyke of St. Johnsville.
The remains were brought to St. Johnsville by Funeral Director C. Curtis Lull where funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. C.F. Miller, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating and burial will be made in Prospect View cemetery.
11 October 1946 Schenectady Gazette
Mr. Simmons was a resident of Glenville for 23 years where he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, 210.
Besides his widow, Mabel Calkins Simmons, he is survived by a son, Richard L. Simmons of Scotia and a sister, Mrs. Bertha VanVorst of this city.
Burial will be in Woestina cemetery.
[He was born in Mindenville and was the son of Leander and Sarah (Van Patten) Simmons.]
8 October 1964 Enterprise and News St. Johnsville
Born in the Town of Minden, March 4, 1889, the daughter of Austin and Annette Simmons Yoran, she lived the early part of her life in this village, moving to Syracuse in 1926, with her husband, Edward Hook, who died in 1938.
She was a member of the Furman Methodist Church, Syracuse.
Survivors include one son, Ralph Hook of North Syracuse, one daughter, Mrs. Richard Tillapaugh of Clifton Springs, NY; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Carlton Horn and Earl Hook of this village are sister-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Lull Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Montgomery of St. Johnsville Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in St. Johnsville Cemetery.
2/12/01 The obits of Margaret Syllaboch Tyler and Mary Palmer Tyler were graciously donated to us by Floyd R. Cmela.
Evening Telegram -- Herkimer, N.Y.
Aged Resident Passes Away
Mrs. Margaret S. Tyler Went to her Reward Early Yesterday --
An extended and worthy life came to it's close at an early hour on Saturday morning when Mrs. Margaret Syllaboch Tyler sank into earth's last repose at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Golden, in East German Street. The end followed a period of failing strength, due to Mrs. Tylers' advanced age, she having past her ninty fourth milestone of life March 16th. last. During the month and a half she had been confined to her bed, although previous to the final breakdown she had been a woman of remarkable activity for her years and was of equally preserved mentality. She could talk most interestingly of Herkimer's past, since here she spent her days and was besides endowed with a very retentive memory. She was an assidious reader and found literature one of the chief comforts of her last years. Mrs. Tyler had a wide acquaintanceship among the older residents especially, and was held in high regard for her good and kindly qualities. Six children survive her, namely four daughters and two sons, all of Herkimer, as follows; Mrs. George Golden, Mrs. Joseph Golden, Mrs.James Downs, Mrs. Viola Cole, Jacob and Charles Tyler. The late husband of deceased preceded her to the other side 53 years ago. The funeral will take place from the house tomorrow afternoon at 2, Rev. C.E. Bingham officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Evening Telegram -- Herkimer,N.Y.
Mrs. Jacob Tyler died at a local hospital Saturday at midnight after a two weeks' illness caused by complications. Mary Palmer was born in Herkimer 75 years ago and lived there until seven years ago, when she came to Utica. She was a member of the First M.E. Church in Herkimer. Mrs. Tyler was a woman of many splendid qualities and dearly beloved by a wide circle of friends. Her husband survives with a son of a previous marriage, J.L. Getman of Washington. Also a daughter, Mrs. Ella Tyler of Utica, and a sister Mrs. John Nagel of Utica.
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