Allegany County Obituaries
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THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 10/1/1959 p1c3 - OBIT
Mrs. Freda Plunkett Dies Tuesday Night

Word was received here Wednesday morning of the death Tuesday night of
Mrs. Freda Plunkett in a New York City hospital. She had been in ill health
for several months and recently underwent surgery from which she never recovered.
Mrs. Plunkett was born in Richburg in 1894*, the daughter of Walter G. and
Ada Jordan Richardson, and lived in Richburg throughout her childhood.
following he death of her husband, Thomas Plunkett, in 1920, she moved to
New York city to reside. At the time of her death she was employed in the
New York office of the Dupont Company.
Funeral and cremation will be held in New York City today at 7 p.m., and her
ashes will be brought to Richburg at a later date for interment in the family plot.

NOT IN OBIT: Frederica per 1892 census. Born Feb. 1890 (per 1892 census
and marker also has 1890). She married Thomas J. Plunkett and had no
known children. She was preceded in death by one known sibling: Eleanor
Rebecca Richardson (5/6/1888-10/29/1915). Ashes buried in Richburg
Cemetery, Richburg, Wirt Tshp., Allegany, NY.



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FRIENDSHIP- Mrs. Myrtle I. Greene, 83, of Dimick Road died Monday
(Nov. 25, 1996) in the Cattaraugus County Infirmary at Machias after a longillness.
Born March 24, 1913, in Munderf, Pa., she was the daughter of Chester and Annie Wingard Sharp.
On Sept. 6, 1928, in Richburg, she married Kenneth Greene, who died in 1991.
Mrs. Greene had been employed as a nurse's aide at the former Allentown Nursing Home.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Payne of Arcade, Mrs.
Catherine Blue of Joplin, MO., and Mrs. Audrey Blue of Friendship; a son
Ronald Greene of Friendship; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and
five great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Sharp of Gasport, Russell
Sharp of Allegany and Dale Sharp of Knapp Creek.
Friends may call today fro 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar.
Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home
Wednesday (Nov. 27, 1996) at 11 a.m. The Rev. Wayne Baldwin will be in Richburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home, Box 310, Machias, NY 14101.

Olean Times Herald, Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, Olean, NY
MARSHA K. WHITESELL, Wellsville Manor LPN
WELLSVILLE- Marsha K. Whitesell, 48, of 446 Scott St. died Thursday (Feb. 5, 1998).
Born Oct. 3, 1949, she was a daughter of Lawrence and Margaret Green
Haxton. On July 10, 1992, she married Gary Whitesell, who survives.
She graduated from Wellsville High School, class of 1968. She worked at Wellsville Manor as a licensed practical nurse.
Survivors include her father, Lawrence Haxton of Oklahoma, and her mother, Margaret Murphy of Salamanca.
Also surviving are three stepchildren, Geoffery Whitesell, Johnny Whitesell
and Amy Whitesell, all of Knoxville, PA; six brothers, Ralph (Billie) Haxton
of Wellsville, Raymond (Doris) Bennett of Salamanca, Terry (Alice) Haxton
of Bolivar, Michael (Cheryl) Murphy of Salamanca, Timothy Haxton of
Roanoke, VA and Lawrence Haxton of Wellsville; three sisters, Claudia
Haxton of Wellsville, Alysia (Charles) Gardner of Wellsville, and Donna
(Tom) Gapa of Oklahoma; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nwphews.
Friends will be received Sunday at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday (Feb. 9, 1998) in the funeral home. The Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate.


BELMONT- Frances G. Kelly, 86, of Park Circle, Belmont, died Friday
(Oct. 14, 1994) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.
She was born Feb. 8, 1908, in Sweden Valley, PA, the daughter of Daniel
P. (should be Danniel P.) and Lena Spencer green. Her husband, Walter Kelly, died in 1966.
Surviving are a daughter, Leona Scott of Belmont; five grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Cecil
Green and Carl Baker, both of Olean, John Green of Shinglehouse, PA, and
Daniel Green of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Anna Mae Torrence, and three
brothers, Harry Green, Howard Green, and Kenneth Green.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the J.W. Embser
Sons Funeral Home, Belmont, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday (Oct. 17, 1994). The Rev. Dennis Spack, pastor of the Angelica
Bible Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery, Yorks Corners.
Memorials may be made to the Amity Rescue Squad.


Olean Times Herald, Olean, NY, Monday, Dec. 14, 1998
OLEAN- Cecil P. Green, 83 of Butler Avenue died Sunday (Dec. 13, 1998) at his home after a short illness.
Born June 23, 1915, in Richburg, he was the son of Daniel (should be Danniel) Perry and Lena Spencer Green. On March 2, 1940, in Port
Allegany, PA, he married Edwina E. West, who died July 1, 1991.
Mr. Green attended school in Olean and Richburg and had lived in Eldred, PA, and Richburg before moving to Olean.
Mr. Green was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army in the European Theater. He had been employed as a heavy equipment
operator for many years with the Hammermill Paper Co, in Erie, PA.
He was later manager of Reckenwald and Standish Vineyard in Naples.
After his retirement he was employed as a security guard at Reckenwald and Standish.
Surviving are a son Franklin (Georgeann) Green of Inavale; two dughters, Nancy Wilson of Batavia and Judy (John) Cabisca of Derrick City , PA; 14
Grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Ruth) Green of Allentown and Daniel (Dorothy) Green of Brooksville, Fla; and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepson, Truman Goodliff, who died June 2, 1986; four brothers, Carlton Baker, Harry Green, Howard Green and Kenneth Green; and a sister, Francis Kelley.
Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. Funeral and committal services eill be held Wednesday (Dec. 16,
1998) at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Glenn Hamilton, pastor of the Cyclone Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Annin
Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint, PA.
The family requests memorials to the Victory Baptist Church, North Lyons Street, Batavia.


Olean Times Herald, Olean, NY
Mrs. Edwina E. Green, 80, of 1726 Butler Ave., Olean, died today (Monday, July 1, 1991) in St. Francis Hospital.
Born March 1, 1911, in Colesburg, Potter County, PA, she was a daughter of Franklin and Elma Pearl Gleason West. On March 2, 1940, in Port
Allegany , Pa, she married Cecil P. Green, who survives.
Mrs. Green attended Phillips Creek School and was a 1929 graduate of Belmont High School.
She had been employed in the home health care field for the elderly in the Richburg area for many years before her retirement in 1972.
Mrs. Green had lived in Richburg for many years and later in Rock City before moving to Olean.
Surviving besides her husband are a son, Franklin Green of Inavale; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Wilson of Batavia and Mrs. Hohn (Judy) Cabisca of
Derrick City, PA; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Franklin West of Eldred, PA; a sister, Lucy Easton of Bloomfield, Ill.; and
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Truman Goodliff, in 1988.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held Wednesday (July 3, 1991)
at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stephen D. Shields, pastor of the Bradford (PA) Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in
Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint, PA.


Lois Marsh Darrin, retired social worker.
Wellsville -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Lois Marsh Darrin, a retired social worker who served Buffalo's inner city for many years, will be offered
at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6 Maple Ave. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mrs. Darrin, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1990, in her home here after a
lengthy illness (actually died a nephew's residence; 134 Hills St., Wellsville, Allegany, NY).
She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Buffalo and her master's degree from UB in 1972.
She had lived in Buffalo (NY), Williamsville (NY), and Clarence (NY) and was a social worker for the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers for
many years, spending much of her time counseling young women. She retired as the federation's assistant director several years ago.
Mrs. Darrin was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church (by conversion)
Survivors include her husband, James T.; her mother Sarah ("Sally") Marsh; a stepdaughter, Julie (Julia) Darrin; two stepsons, Alan (Allan) Darrin
of Sunnyvale, CA, and David Darrin of Tampa, FL; a sister, Susan Brague of Cassia, FL; and a brother, Roger Marsh of Absecon, NJ.

#2 of 2: Buffalo Evening News? (my addition to obit in parentheses)

Darrin -- Lois Marsh
October 2, 1990, of Wellsville, former Buffalo Social Worker, wife of James T.; daughter of Sarah Marsh both of Wellsville; stepmother of Allen (Allan) of
CA, Julie (Julia) of Buffalo, David of FL; survived by one sister and one brother, several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Friday, October 5 at 10:30 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, Wellsville. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Embser
Funeral Home, 34 West State St., Wellsville. If desired, contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Memorial Fund, Wellsville.

INFORMATION NOT IN OBITS: Parents were Wayne Emerson and Sarah Ethel "Sally" (Wheaton) Marsh. Lois was born 2 May 1932 in Independence,
Allegany, NY. She married James Theodore Darrin on 23 Oct. 1976 in Wellsville, Allegany, NY. They had no children.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 1/29/1897 p8c5
: Death of Mrs. Burr O. Newton.

:The Sad Event Occurred at Corapolis, PA, Saturday Evening. Funeral Held at Bolivar, Wednesday.

The death of Mrs. B.O. Newton occurred quite unexpectedly Saturday night, January 23, at the age of 41, at her home in Coraopolis, PA. Death was caused by hemorrhage of the brain after an illness of only 17 days.
Carrie Adell Stout, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Stout, was born on the old homestead near Friendship, Sept. 20, 1855. Sept. 22, 1875, she was married to Burr O. Newton, at that time one of the firm of D.A. Newton & Son of Bolivar. One child was born to them, in 1878, but the little life brightened their home only a year. Since 1889, Mr. Newton has been in the employ of the Forest Oil Co. of Pittsburg, and during the past four years they have resided in Coraopolis.
Deceased had been an invalid for many years, but her sufferings were borne with a fortitude so unusual; and death came so suddenly after a period of apparent convalescence, that those who have been associated with her can scarcely realized that she is indeed gone never to return. To the faithful husband and the aged parents and only brother, the hearts of all who know them will go out in sympathy in this hour of their great bereavement.
The remains were brought to Bolivar Monday, and the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J.W. Barnett of Bolivar at the residence of Dr. Dorr Cutler, Wednesday at noon. The many friends who loved them during their residency here were present during the last sad rites of interment in the Bolivar cemetery.
Those out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. A. Stout and Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Stout of Friendship; Mrs. A.S. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Newton and Thad E. Newton of Buffalo; Mrs. Tim Connors of Washington, PA, and Miss Angie Newton of Newark, NY.

NOT IN OBIT: Carrie was Burr's first wife. She is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, Allegany, NY.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/14/1911 p1c3 -- OBIT
Burr O. Newton, Former Postmaster in Bolivar, Passed Away Yesterday Morning. Funeral Friday Morning.

Burr O. Newton of Bolivar died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the General Hospital in Buffalo, aged 57 years. With him when he passed away was his brother Fred L. Newton. Internal cancer caused his death. Mr. Newton had been a patient at the hospital since August 10.
The deceased was born in Bolivar, Feb. 7, 1854, a son of Darius and Abigail Newton. He was educated in his home school and at the Friendship Academy, graduating from the latter institution. In 1867 he engaged in the mercantile business with his father in what is now know as the Hoyt & Cowles building which was built by Mr. Newton's father. This partnership continued until 1877. Then Mr. Newton and James E. Patridge conducted the business for several years, with a branch store at Coleville, PA. Later Mr. Newton was engaged in the business with J.H. Root & Son.
From 1885 until 1889 Mr. Newton was postmaster under President Cleveland, the postoffice being located in the Hoyt & Cowles building.
After his term as postmaster expired, Mr. Newton went to Pittsburg where he was employed for a few years by the Forest Oil Co., as superintendent of pipe lines and rights-of-way. Later he held a similar position in WV.
He returned to Bolivar in 1901 and became proprietor of the Newton House which was built by his father. He ran this hotel until 1903, when he went to Buffalo.
There he engaged in the laundry business and later was employed by a big soap company. In 1906 he returned to Bolivar and purchased a farm in Miller Hollow, which he occupied until 1909. He had been employed as bookkeeper in the offices of E.J. Wilson and A.L. Shaner until last month, when he was obliged to quit work on account of poor health. Mr. Newton was an expert bookkeeper and a fine penman.
Besides his mother, Mrs. A.S. Newton, he leaves one son, Harry, aged nine years; and two brothers, Fred L. of Northville, MI, and Thad E. of Bolivar. Many friends sympathize with these relatives in their bereavement.
The funeral will be held at the home of Dr. Dorr Cutler on South Street, Friday morning, with interment in the Bolivar cemetery.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Darius Artemus and Abigail Sophronea (Cowles) Newton. His married 1st to Carrie Adell Stout (9/20/1855-1/23/1897) on 9/22/1875 with whom he had one child (1878-ca 1879) who "lived only a year". He married 2nd to Cora M. Green (b. 1873/4) on 10/23/1901 (divorced 1909), with whom he had one son: Harry A. Newton b. 9/17/1902 in Bolivar NY. Buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, Allegany, NY.

THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/21/1911 p1c2 -- FUNERAL

The funeral of Burr O. Newton, who died at the General Hospital in Buffalo Wednesday morning was held at he home of Mr. & Mrs. Dorr Cutler on South street at 10 o'clock, Friday morning, and was well attended. Rev. R.D. Baldwin, rector of the Episcopal church, officiated. The body was interred in the Bolivar cemetery...
Among the out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. Fed L. Newton of Northville, MI, Mr. & Mrs. L.M. Curtis and Mrs. Glenn Curtis and dau. of Ceres, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Richardson and Mr. & Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg, Eugene Cooper of Annin Creek, PA.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. ? Nov. 1924
Mrs. A.S. Newton Has Passed Away

She Was Born in Bolivar Where She Had Lived All of Her Life. Aged 91 Years.

Mrs. A.S. Newton, a lifelong and highly respected resident of Bolivar, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 7, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dorr Cutler, on South street where she had made her home for the past 16 years. She was 91 years of age. Mrs. Newton had been in poor health for many years and confined to her bed for the last nine months. The infirmities of age caused her death.
Deceased was born in Bolivar on Sept. 8, 1833. She was united in marriage to D.A.Newton on December 30, 1853, who died Dec. 17, 1890. Five sons were born to this union, but only one son, Fred Newton of Northville, MI, survives. She also leaves to mourn her death one sister, Mrs. Dorr Cutler; 13 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at he Cutler home Monday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. O.C. Baker, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. The pallbearers: Ralph and Herbert Lester, William Richardson, and Ward Lester. The interment was in the family lot at Maplelawn cemetery.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. Earl Richardson of Andover, Mr. and Mrs. Hollice Newton, and Mrs. Lettie Cole of Friendship.

NOT IN OBIT: Daughter of Merrill and Susan B. (Richardson) Cowles. Married Darius Artemus Newton in Bolivar (in ?1852? - per History of Allegany co., 1806-1879 book). Her surviving sister was Harriet L. (Cowles) Cutler. Sons were: Burr O. Newton (1854-1911), Fred L. Newton (1855-1939), "unknown son" Newton who must have died young, Dorr E. Newton (1863-1887), and Thaddeus Edgar Newton (1872-1913). Maple Lawn Cem. is in Bolivar, Allegany, NY.



SOURCE UNKNOWN - 6/7/1956
Mrs. Anna Stevens received notice this week of two deaths in the family. Her sister, Mabel Warner Almy, 92, died last Thursday in a Rochester Hospital. Another notice stated that her brother-in-law, Alexander V. (should be B.) MacMillan, had died Sunday in the Rochester hospital.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Donald John and Mary (Baxter) MacMillan. Alexander b. 1/24/1873 (New Hudson, NY) and d. 6/2/1956 (Rochester, Monroe, NY) -- per granddaughter. He married Ethel Warner on 6/6/1899 (Friendship, Allegany, NY) -- Ethel was a half-sister of Anna above. They had three children: Donald Charles, Kenneth Warner, and Hugh Thomas.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 7/28/1927 p1c7
Sudden Death of R. M. Brown
Richburg Young Man Succumbs, Following an Operation for Appendicitis at Buffalo Hospital.

Richburg, July 27, (Special to The Breeze) -- The many friends of R.M. Brown, formerly of this village, who recently moved to Bolivar to live in the Browning Apartments, were deeply grieved to learn of his untimely death which occurred at the Sister's hospital in Buffalo this Wednesday, morning at 6:13 o'clock. He went to the hospital on Saturday morning where he was operated on for acute appendicitis at 3:00 o'clock that afternoon. Little hope was held for his recover following the operation. However, his condition remained about the same until Tuesday evening when it took a sudden change for the worse.
The body was taken to Wellsville today where the funeral services will be held at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Willett Ward on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. The burial will be in the Richburg cemetery.
Mr. Brown was born in Richburg on June 23, 1902, where he had lived all of his life, with the exception of two years when he resided in Tulsa, OK. For the past three years he had been employed by Lewis M. Browning, automobile dealer. Since last April he had been in charge of the Hudson and Essex Sales and Service station in Bolivar where he was a member of the Macedonia Lodge No. 258, F. & A. M. He was a valued employee and a decidedly popular automobile salesman.
Mr. Brown also was interested in the oil business at Richburg where his grandfather, the late Crandall Lester, was one of the pioneer oil producers in this field.
In September, 1926, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Dorothy Ward, daughter of the late Willett Ward of Wellsville. Besides his wife, Mr. Brown is survived by his mother, Mrs. Roena Brown of Richburg; his father R.L. Brown and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Brown of Riverside, CA.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were R.L. (?Lymon?; "Lynn") Brown and Roena (Lester) Brown. R.M. married Dorothy Ward on 9/4/1926 in Wellsville, NY. They had no known children. If anyone knows what R.M. stands for, let me know as I have never found it as anything but R.M.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 10/4/1951 p1c4
Stroke Fatal to Mrs. Ruth A. Buell.
Mrs. Ruth A. Buell, wife of Mr. Myron E. Buell, died October 3, 1951 at 7:30 a.m. in the Olean General Hospital after suddenly being taken ill the previous evening.
Mrs. Buell was born in Bolivar April 11, 1899, a daughter of Thaddeus Newton and Lulu Smith Newton.
She is survived by her husband, Myron, two sons, Robert Buell of Fort Worth, TX, and Richard M. Buell of Fort Smith, Ark.; for brothers, Wallace Newton and Harold Newton of Bolivar, Fred Newton and Lowell Newton of Buffalo; and four sisters, Mrs. H.W. Osborn, St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Claude Webb and Mrs. Donald Kreutter of Alden, NY, and Mrs. Raymond Mesler of Bolivar.
Mrs. Buell was a member of the Bolivar Methodist Church and was active in various church organizations. She also was a member of Trilby Rebekah Lodge No. 169, and a member of the Bolivar Firemen's Auxiliary.
There will be a private funeral service at Loop's Funeral Home in Bolivar Saturday, October 6, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Homer E. Cole officiating.
Friends are requested to call before the service, which will be private. Burial will be made in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

: NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Thaddeus Edgar and Louise Ann "Lulu" (Smith) Newton. She was one of 10 children; a brother, Darius Artemus Newton, preceded her in death. Ruth married Myron on 4/29/1917 in Bolivar, Allegany, NY and had two known children: Robert Newton Buell and Richard M. Buell.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/29/1927 p1c2
The Death of Mrs. Angela Cowles
Well Known and Highly Respected Resident Died on Monday, Following Long Illness.

Mrs. Angela K. Cowles, a life-long resident of Bolivar and one of its highly respected citizens, died at her home on South Main street Monday morning, September 27, at 7:20 o'clock. She had been in poor health for nearly a year and a half, having been confined to her bed during that time. Death was caused by hemorrhage.
Angela Kenyon Cowles was born January 28, 1841, in the house in which she died. She also was married in the same house on February 22,1863, to Edgar Wallace Cawles (as spelled), who died a number of years ago.
Mr. Cawles (as spelled) had lived in Bolivar all of her life excepting a few years when she resided in Pittsburg. She was a charger member of the Buttrick Chapter, No. 109, Order of the Eastern Star and of the Sorosis Club of this village. Mrs. Cowles possessed many fine characteristics. She was a devoted mother, a good neighbor, and had a large circle of friends who prized her friendship.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marcia Cowles Lowry of Bolivar, Mrs. Susanne Cowles Connor of Washington, PA; also two grandchildren, Mrs. Edith Lowry Flanagan of Harrisburg and Edgar K. Lowry of Pittsburg.
The funeral services were held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. O.C. Baker and Rev. R.A. MacGowan officiating. The bearers were: S.U. Maxson, W. J. Hogan, Jr., G.A. Beers, Frank and Charles Parker, and Charles Repp. The Interment was made in the family lot in Maplelawn cemetery.

NOT IN OBIT: Seen in several censuses, etc. as Angelia. Parent were George W. & Sally B. (Maxson) Kenyon. Husband was Edgar Wales Cowles (Wales as in three separate obits, not Wallace). Lived on corner of Main and Olive in Bolivar, Allegany, NY. Two known children were: Marcia L. (Cowles) Lowry and Susanne O. (Cowles) Connors. Maple Lawn cemetery is in Bolivar.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 7/2/1914 p1c1
: (my additions to obit in parentheses)
Death of E.W. Cowles
Highly Respected and Life-Long Resident of Bolivar Passed Away Yesterday Morning.

Edgar Wales Cowles, a life-long resident of Bolivar, Civil War veteran, and retired business man, passed away at his home in this village at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, July 1, following a several weeks illness. He had been confined to his bed for the past four weeks. Urinate poisoning caused death.
He began to fail quite rapidly on Sunday, at which time he bade this family "goodbye". At 6 o'clock Tuesday evening he became unconscious in which condition he remained until the end, passing peacefully away. During his illness his devoted wife and daughters tenderly cared for him, doing everything in their power for his comfort.
The funeral will be held at the house at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, in charge of the Masonic order. Rev. F.M Cole, pastor of the M.E. church and Rev. Harry Idle, pastor of the Episcopal church will conduct the services. The interment will be in the Bolivar cemetery.
Deceased was born in Bolivar, Jan. 23, 1837, being a son of Merrill Cowles, who was a captain in the militia; supervisor of Bolivar; justice of the peace and postmaster two terms.
Mr. Cowles was educated at Richburg Academy. When 17 years of age he became a clerk in the store of D.A. Newton, remaining there until 1859, when he became a farmer with his father. In August, 1861, he enlisted, but failing to get transportation from Harrisburg, returned home, and in October again re-enlisted, joining the band of the 85th NY Volunteers. Regimental bands were abolished and discharged in 1862, and Mr. Cowles returned to farm life until Feb. l, 1865, then for three months was a member of a brigade band.
Mr. Cowles was a member of the H.C. Garner Post, No. 247, G.A.R., Department of New York, in which he had served as commander and at the time of his death was the adjutant. He was a prominent Grand Army man, taking an active party in all of the affairs of the local post. He was also a pensioner.
In 1866 Mr. Cowles was a member of the firm of Kenyon & Cowles, tanners and manufacturers of harnesses, and from 1880 to 1887, he was a harness maker. From 1888 to 1893 he was engaged in leasing oil lands and getting rights of way for pipe line companies in NY, PA, and WV. He was for several years the junior member of the firm of E.W. Cowles and Co., undertakers, retiring a few years ago. He had also served as justice of the peace for eight years, justice of session two terms and supervisor of Bolivar two terms.
He was a prominent Mason, being a member of Macedonia Lodge No. 258, F.&A.M., and Bolivar Chapter No. 280, R.A.M. He was the oldest Mason in the lodge and was past master, having served as master of the lodge for two years.
Mr. Cowles was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1863 (Bolivar, Allegany, NY), in he same house in which he died to Angelia* Kenyon, they celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Feb. 22, 1913. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marcia Lowry of Bolivar and Mrs. Timothy J.; Connors of Washington, PA; also two sisters Mrs. Dorr (Harriet) Cutler and Mrs. Abigail Newton, both of this village; and two grandchildren, Mrs. W.L. (Edith Craig Lowry) Flanagan of Sheridan, WO, and Edgar (K.) Lowry. To these relatives is extended the sympathy of all in their great sorrow.
Mr. Cowles was a life-long resident of Boliver where he was held in the highest esteem by all. He was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings, of a kindly nature, broad in his views, and always looked upon the bright side of life. He was a loyal progressive citizen, always in favor of any improvement for the betterment of his home town. In politics he was a staunch Democrat, loyal to his party. He will be greatly missed by a host of friends.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Merrill and Susan (Richardson) Cowles. Married *Angela (also seen many places as Angelia; Angela per her obit) Kenyon. Lived on corner of Main and Olive in Bolivar, Allegany, NY. Two known children were: Marcia L. (Cowles) Lowry and Susanne O. (Cowles) Connors. Buried in Maple Lawn cemetery, Bolivar, NY.



BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 4/25/1918 p1c3
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Dr. Dorr Cutler, one of the oldest physicians in Allegany county and a veteran of the Civil War died at his home in Bolivar at 4:20 o'clock Saturday morning, April 20. He was aged 81 years, his death resulting from the infirmities of age. He had been confined to his home for several months, being tenderly cared for during his late illness by his devoted wife.
Deceased was born in Moravia, Cayuga county, NY August 29, 1836. He studied medicine with his brother Joseph L. Cutler, later graduating from the University of New York. He had resided in Bolivar for nearly 60 years. He was united in marriage her Nov. 8, 1859, to Harriet (L.) Cowles, who survives him, together with one nephew, Willard Cutler of Cortland, NY.
Dr. Cutler had been a practicing physician in Bolivar for nearly 5? years, being located at Ceres four years, 1870 to 1874, where he also practiced his profession. He was one of the oldest members of Bolivar Macedonia Lodge No. 258, F.&A.M., joining the lodge in 1867. A singular coincidence was the Roscoe Repp, one of the youngest members of the lodge, was at this bedside when he passed away. Dr. Cutler was a kindly man, honest in all his dealing and was held in high regard by all who know him.
During the Civil War he enlisted in Bolivar on Aug. 1, 1862, as a corporal in Co. E, 138th NY Inf. He was in he service until Jan. 1, 1863, when he was honorably discharged from the 9th NY Art. on account of disability.
He was a member of H.C. Gardner Post No. 247, G.A.R., and a pensioner.
Dr. Cutler had successfully practiced his profession here until failing health compelled him to retire. He was a progressive citizen, always interested in the welfare of his home town, and will be greatly missed.
The funeral services were held from his late home at two o'clock Monday afternoon and largely attended. Rev. J.B. Harry officiated. The many beautiful flowers from relatives and friends attested to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. : The interment was in the Bolivar cemetery.

: NOT IN OBIT: Dorr and Harriet had no known children. Resided on Friendship St. in Bolivar, Allegany, NY; and last on 66 South Main Street. Buried in Maple Lawn cem.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 10/16/1930 p1c2
: (my additions to obit in parentheses)
Mrs. Harriet Cutler, a life-long resident of Bolivar and widow of the late Dr. Dorr Cutler, died at her home on South street in this village at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14, after a week's illness. Intestinal trouble caused her death. She was aged 92 years, one month, and nine days, being the second oldest person in Bolivar.
On her 90th birthday, Mrs. Cutler went for an airplane ride, flying from the Kenyon farm on which she was born Sept. 5, 1838 (Bolivar, Allegany, NY). She was a daughter of Merrill Cowles and Susan Richardson Cowles. Her grandfather, Timothy Cowles, was the first settler in what is now Bolivar township. He came here with his family from Unadilla, Otsego county, NY in 1819, building a log house in what is now the Millard farm, Bolivar-Little Genesee road.
Mrs. Cutler retained all of her faculties to the last. She possessed a keen mind, was a great reader, interested din politics and all questions of the day. She was a charter member of the Bolivar Sorosis and attended practically all of its meetings. She was more familiar with local history than any person living in Bolivar. In 1929 (The Bolivar Breeze, Th., 1/17/1929, p1&5) The Breeze published an interesting interview with Mrs. Cutler concerning Bolivar's early history.
Mrs. Cutler was united in marriage serving in the Civil War (this is as written -- paper left stuff out). For 40 years Mr. Cutler was a practicing physician in Bolivar, where he died in 1918. Mrs. Cutler is the last survivor of her family. The only near* relatives are two nieces, Mrs. Sun (Susanne O. Cowles Connors) Conners of Washington, PA, and Mrs. Marcia (L. Cowles) Lowry of Bolivar and a nephew, Fred L. Newton, also of this village.
Funeral services will be held at the house Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Gregson, pastor of the Bolivar M.E. church.
The burial will be in the family lot in Maple Lawn cemetery here (Bolivar, Allegany, NY).
NOTE: Obit has picture

NOT IN OBIT: She married Dorr Cutler, M.D. on 11/8/1859. Dorr served in the Civil War. *Near refers to "close in proximity" as there were other relatives that lived farther away. She and her husband had no known children.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 5/26/1910 p1c3 - OBIT
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Former Resident of Bolivar Passed Away at Bradford, Tuesday Evening, Aged 39 Years.
Mrs. Anna V. (should be M.) Hoover of Coleville, PA, died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at No. 16 West Corydon street in Bradford, where she had been receiving medical treatment for the past five weeks. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Katherine (Hoover) Snyder, died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home in that city.
Mrs. Hoover is survived by her husband, James V. Hoover, and two adopted children: Dean, aged 10 and Alice (G.), aged 14 years; also her mother, Mrs. Alice (A. Richardson) Ford of Richburg.
Mr. Hoover and family had resided in Bolivar up to a few months ago, when they moved to Coleville, PA. Mrs. Hoover was born at Richburg (9/1870) and lived there and at Bolivar nearly all of her life. She leaves many friends to mourn her untimely death.
The funeral will probably be held at the Baptist church in Richburg, Friday afternoon, with interment in the Richburg cemetery.

NOT IN OBIT: Father was Spencer Ford.

THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 6/2/1910 p7c3 -- FUNERAL
(my additions to funeral notice in parentheses)

The remains of Anna M. Hoover, wife of J.V. Hoover, who died in a sanitarium at Bradford Tuesday evening, May 24, were brought to this place Thursday to the home of her mother, Mrs. Alice (A. Richardson) Ford. The funeral was held at the First Baptist church on Saturday at 1:30 o'clock and was largely attended. Rev. W.N. Mason, the pastor, was the officiating clergyman. The remains were laid to rest in the Richburg Cemetery.... The affliction coming two fold on Mr. Hoover, as on Thursday before bringing the remains of his wife to this place they laid the remains of his sister, Mrs. Katherine Snyder, in her final resting place at Bradford.
Those from away who attended the funeral of Mrs. Hoover besides those of he family, were E.J. Hoover and Fred Snyder of Coleville, PA; Mrs. William Ripple, Bingham, PA; Mrs. Michael Keer, WV; S.S. Brown and wife of Main; C.P. Taylor and wife and Mrs. G.O. Buckley of Olean; H.A. Stone, Mt. Jewett, PA; E.B. Buckley, Annin Creek; Mrs. H.N. Sackett, Wellsville; Mrs. Marian Davis, Friendship.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/3/1925 p1c1
(information listed in the obit in parentheses is that which I assume is how it read, as the left edge of the obit is cut off on the microfilm copy)
Crandall Lester (Di)ed at Richburg
Pioneer Oil Man Passes Away in Richburg Sunday Morning, Aged 84. Last G.A.R. Veteran.

Crandall* Lester, pioneer oil man, (last) surviving veteran of the civil war (in) Richburg, last of a family of six, (passed) away at his home on Main (street) in Richburg at 7 o'clock, Sunday morning, aged 84 years. He had (been) confined to his bed for three (?) by the infirmities of age, the (first) real illness in his long life. Death (caused) from heart trouble. Mr. Lester was born at New London, Conn., (Decem)ber 10, 1840, a son of Crandall (and) (H)anna Wilson Lester. He had a (brother) and four sisters. After living (for a) time in Baltimore the family lo(cated) in Richburg in 1851. Ten years (later), December 25, 1861, he was united in marriage to Frances Caroline (Richar)dson and to them six children (were) born, five of whom are living: (Ward) A. Lester of Bowling Green, (KY); Ralph E. Lester, J. Herbert Lester, Rowena L. Brown and Ruth L. (Thom)as of Richburg. There are four (grand) children: Paul W. Lester of (Richb)urg, Donald T. Lester of De(troit, MI), R.M. Brown and Lucile Lester (Reddi)ng of Richburg. Mrs. Lester (died) in 1917. The family occupied (the) present home continuously for 45 (years).
(Mr.) Lester enlisted in Co. H., (?) regt., NY volunteers, (in 186)2, serving as sergeant and was (honor)ably discharged October 17, (186?). For some months previous to (his) discharge he was a prisoner of (war) at Salisbury, having been captured by the Confederates. After the (war the) Cassius Maxson Post, G.A.R., (was) established in Richburg and (?)shed many years by ceased to (?)on when the men who wore the (?) one by one answered the last (?) call. Mr. Lester was the last of (the) old guard.
(Mr.) Lester was one of a group of (?) responsible for the bringing in (of an) oil producing well in the Richburg section of the Allegany county. (Mr.) O.P. Taylor had brought in a (oil) well, Triangle No. 1, at Petrolium and Mr. Lester had great faith in (the) territory about Richburg. He in(?)d A.B. Cottrell and Edward Bliss (with) him in leasing a block of land (?) of Richburg. Herman Rice and (?) Rice of Friendship and Riley (?) and O.P. Taylor were also (?_ested in drilling of the first well. (It) was known as Richburg usher and (?)ed on what was then the Redding... (some oil stuff missing) ...But nothing last long and when the Cherry (?)e excitement broke loose the (?)m was off Richburg and there was (as b)ig a rush to get away as there (had) been to reach the new El Dorado. (All) this Mr. Lester say and had a (hand) in. He lived to see the waning (?)ure of natural gas restored to (?) (o)il sands by introduction of water (press)ure, and to see oil properties sell (for) higher prices then were dreamed (of) in the days of the boom. He (saw) wells drilled in back yards and (front) yards and amazing quantities (of oil) recovered from single village (?). On his own premises he developed a most valuable production from (?)all number of wells.
(Mr.) Lester was a kindly man and (had) many friends. All his life he had (tri)ed to set4 a good example to others. Since he was 16 years old he (had) been a member of the First Baptist church. Public office he never (soug)ht. He took great delight in his (fami)ly and friends. He kept in (touch) with world events. He lived (a live) of moderation, to that he ascribed his long life and continued good (health). In his last illness he had the (lovin)g devotion and care of his daughters and sons. He knew that the sun (was) setting on the western hills -- and was ready to march when the order came. Funeral services were held at the (home) at two o'clock, yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.N. Mason, (?)yville, former pastor of the (?)g church and close friend of (Mr.) Lester, assisted by Rev. Ent(wistl)e, pastor of the church. A... (misc. service stuff).
The (pallbea)rers were sons and grandsons, (Ralph) E. Lester, J. Herbert Lester, (?) Lester, Paul Lester, Donald T. (Lester) and R.M. Brown.
Burial was in the Lester plot (in) Richburg cemetery, just across (the street) from the Baptist church he (had atte)nded ever since it was erected in the early eighties. In this (cemeter)y sleep many of the friends of (his boy)hood and manhood. Services (at the) grave were conducted by Ken(yon) Andrus Post of the American (Legion) of Bolivar in accordance with (protoc)al. The service was (performed) by Rev. G.D. Hargis of Lit(tle Gene)see, chaplain of the post. It (is fitti)ng that the legion should con(duct the) service for Richburg's last (livin)g veteran of the war between (the states), whose ranks grow thinner (and thin)ner as the days run away....

NOT IN OBIT: *Crandal's will lists only one "L", also per his signature on will. Crandal & Frances had 6 children: (1) Ward A. Lester b. 1865/6; (2) Ralph E. Lester b. 1870; (3) J. Herbert Lester b. 12/28/1876; (4) Roena "Rena" (Lester) Brown b. 1880; (5) Ruth (Lester) Thomas MacDonell b. 2/7/1884; and (6) ?name unknown? Lester b. ? (1900 census lists 6 children, 1 dead by 1900).



#1 of 3: THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 3/1/1945 p1c1
(information listed in the obit in parentheses is that which I assume is how it read, as the left edge of the obit is cut off on the microfilm copy)
2nd Lt. Ralph Lester Killed in Airplane Accident on Guam.
Second Lieutenant Ralph G. Lester, U.S.M.C.R., was killed in (an) airplane accident on February (11), on Guam, in the Marianna Islands, according to a War Department telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Onnalee Lester of Richburg. No details of he accident were given.
Lt. Lester was born January (?10?), 1918 in Richburg. He was graduated form Richburg High School, class of 1934 and from Syracuse University, State College of Forestry in 1940 with a (B.)S. degree. He was a member of (?) Theta Chi fraternity there. After graduation he was employed by the Ritter Lumber Company, McClure, VA, and later worked in the Navy Yard at Norfolk, VA, as a blueprint reader. In April, 1941, he was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Walker of Buffalo, a former Bolivar resident.
He enlisted in the Naval Air Corps Reserve in 1942 and was employed in the government program of malaria control at Hil(?) Village, VA, until he was called for active training in October, 1942. He received his training at College Hill Park, (?), and Winchester, VA, where he completed the C.A.A. course. He was then transferred to the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, for a Commando Course. January 15, 1944 he received his gold aviator's wings and at the time was sworn into the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant.
Lt. Lester was sent to Deland, (?), and Cheery Point, NC, for further training in dive (bo)mbers. He requested transfer (to) spotter squadrons and became a member of V.M.O. No. 1, Third Marine Division at Quantico, VA, where he trained for a month.
After a two-day leave at his home in Richburg, Lt. Lester flew to San Francisco, CA, on December 19, 1944 and left there for active duty overseas.
Lt. Lester was a member of the Methodist Church, Coudersport, PA.
Surviving, besides his wife are: son, David, age three; his mother, Mrs. Onnalee Lester; his father, Paul Lester; two grandmothers, Mrs. Fred Dick and Mrs. Kate Lester, all of Richburg; a grandfather, Ralph Lester of Wellsville. Theodore Lester, a younger brother, died in 1939.
A War Department telegram to Mrs. Lester stated that she would be advised as soon as burial arrangements had been made. At the present time no further details have been forwards.
A.A. Vandegrift, Lt. General, U.S.M.C., Commandant of the Marine Corps, of Washington, DC, extended his sympathy in a letter to Mrs. Lester which she received Monday.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Paul W. and Lana Onnalee (Dick) Lester who had 3 known children: (1) Frederick Theodore [1920-1939], (2) infant son Lester {19??-1922], and Ralph Gregory. Richburg is in Wirt Tshp., Allegany, NY.

#2 of 3: THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 12/2/1948 p1c2 -- BODY RETURNED

: Body of Lt. Ralph Lester To Be Returned.

Mrs. Onnalee Lester has received word from the General Distribution Depot at Columbus, OH, that the body of her son, Second Lt. Ralph Gregory Lester, is enroute to this country from Guam.
Lt. Lester was killed on Guam Feb. 11, 1945, prior to the battle of Iwo Jima. He was buried in Agate No. 2 cemetery with full military rites.
Lt. Lester was a graduate of Richburg Central School and Syracuse University. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, and receive his Marine Corps wings in 1943 at Corpus Christi, TX. He volunteered for overseas duty Dec. 9, 1944.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Sagehorn, and a son Paul* Lester, Seattle, WA; his mother, Mrs. Onnalee Lester, and father, Paul Lester; and the following grandparents, Mrs. Maggie Dick and Mrs. Kate Lester, both of Richburg, and his grandfather Ralph Lester, Wellsville.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

NOT IN NOTICE: Son is David, per first article. Paul Lester was Ralph's father, not son.

#3 of 3: THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 1/20/1949 p1c7 -- BURIAL

Committal Services for Lt. Lester on Friday.

The body of Lt. Ralph Lester of the U.S. Marine Air Corps, accompanied by a U.S. Army escort from Columbus, OH, will arrive in Olean Friday morning. It will be brought to the Loop Funeral Home.
The body will be taken from the Home at 2 o'clock, escorted by members of the Kenyon Andrus Post 772, American Legion, to the Richburg Cemetery. Rev. Ray Poludniak will offer prayer at the grave and the committal service will be under the auspices of the escort guard of the Legion.
Mrs. Lester says that floral offerings are gratefully declined.
Lt. Ralph G. Lester, son of Mrs. Onnalee Lester and Mr. Paul Lester, lost hi life Feb. 11, 1945 at Guam while on his last flying check-up before the battle of Iwo Jima.
He graduated from the Richburg Central School and Syracuse College of Forestry and was employed at a Navy yard in Virginia at the time of his enlistment.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Sagehorn, and son David, of Seattle, WA. His grandparents are Mrs. Margaret Dick of Richburg and Mrs. Kate Lester of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mr. Ralph Lester of Wellsville.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/21/1961 p4c2
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Edgar K. Lowry Dies in Pittsburgh.
Edgar K. Lowry of Pittsburgh, PA, died Sept. 12 in that city and was buried Sept. 16 in Bolivar.
He was the son of Mrs. Marcia (L.) Cowles Lowry, and the grandson of Edgar Wales Cowles and Angela Kenyon Cowles, who lived for a generation at the corner of Main and Olive streets.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Stephan Stahlneck* of Philadelphia, PA, and an aunt, Mrs. Susanne (O.) Cowles Connors of Washington, PA.

NOT IN OBIT: Father was Frank M. Lowry. Edgar's sister was Edith Craig Lowry who m. #1 to W. Livingston Flanagan and #3 to Stephan *Stahlnecker. It is not known whether Edgar was ever at any point married or had any children -- none are mentioned in this brief obit.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 7/24/1952 p1c7
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Services for Mrs. Marcia Lowry Held Saturday.
Mrs. Marcia Cowles Lowry, daughter of the late Edgar Wales Cowles and Angela Kenyon Cowles, died in Philadelphia, PA, Thursday, July 17, at the age of 87, and was interred in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar (Allegany Co., NY), Saturday, July 19. Services were held from the Loop Funeral Home by the Rev. L.A. Peatross, minister of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Wellsville.
Mrs. Lowry is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edith Stahlnecker, Philadelphia, and one son, Edgar C. (should be K.) Lowry of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Susanne (O.) Cowles Conners (should be Connors) of Washington, PA.
Mrs. Lowry was a member of Catherine Schuyler Chapter, DAR, the Church of Our Savior, Bolivar and St. Ann's Guild.
Pallbearers were W.A. Smith, Malcom McDivitt, Robert Murphy Jr., and Kenneth Leidy.

NOT IN OBIT: Marcia L. Cowles married Frank M. Lowry sometime prior to 1896 (?possibly before 1887?) and had two children: Edgar K. Lowry [1896-1961] and Edith Craig (Lowry) Flanagan Stahlnecker.



SOURCE UNKNOWN (possibly Olean Times-Herald) - 1994
Bolivar -- Mrs. Marion E. Mesler, 83, formerly of 2979 Route 417 West, Bolivar, died Saturday (Jan. 29, 1994) in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, following a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 7, 1910, in Bolivar, she was a daughter of Thaddeus and Louise Smith Newton. On Sept. 10, 1926, in Coudersport, PA, she married Raymond C. Mesler, who survives.Mrs. Mesler was a former employee of the Aerovox Corp. of Olean and was a former cafeteria worker at Bolivar Central School.
She was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church.
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Phillip Mesler of Bolivar and Raymond Mesler of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Audry White of Massillon, OH, Mrs. Bernice Clark of LaLuz, NM, and Mrs. Jo Ann Haynes of Eldred, PA; 19 grandchildren; sever great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb of Murphy, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends called Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., Bolivar, where funeral and committal services were held Wednesday (Feb. 2, 1994) at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Herne of Heritage AFlame Ministries officiating. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.
NOT IN OBIT: One of 10 children born to Thaddeus Edgar and Louise Ann "Lulu" (Smith) Newton. Married Raymond Clyde Mesler and had 5 known children: Raymond Clyde Mesler Jr., Audrey Mae (Mesler) White, Bernice Marion (Mesler) Clark, JoAnn Marie (Mesler) Haynes, and Philip L. Mesler. Bolivar is in Allegany Co., NY.


SOURCE UNKNOWN (possibly Olean Times-Herald) - 1994
West State St., Olean, NY 14760
Raymond C. Mesler, 88, formerly of 2979 Route 417 West, Bolivar, died Thursday (May 26, 1994) in the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born March 10, 1906, in Alma, he was a son of John and Johanna Rockteschel Mesler. On Sept. 10, 1926, in Coudersport, PA, he married Marion Newton, who died in January 1994. Mr. Mesler was employed in local oil field for many years. He was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond Mesler of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Philip Mesler of Bolivar; three daughters, Mrs. Audrey White of Massillon, OH, Mrs. Bernice Clark of LaLuz, NM, and Mrs. Jo Ann Haynes of Eldred, PA; a sister, Mrs. Helen Snyder of Alma; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday (May 29, 1994) at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Bolivar. The Rev. David Herne of Heritage AFlame Ministries officiated. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.
NOT IN OBIT: Married Marion Edna Newton and had 5 known children: Raymond Clyde Mesler Jr., Audrey Mae (Mesler) White, Bernice Marion (Mesler) Clark, JoAnn Marie (Mesler) Haynes, and Philip L. Mesler. Bolivar is in Allegany Co., NY.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th./ 1/22/1948 p1c2
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Retired Oil Worker Dies In Oklahoma Jan. 12; Long Illness.
Word comes from Stone Bluff, OK, of the death of Elmer J. Moore in a Muskogee hospital on Jan. 12 after an illness of nearly two years.
Mr. Moor was the son of Montraville Moore and Mary Miller Moore, and had spent the greater part of his life in Bolivar and Richburg. He was born in Bolivar on Dec. 14, 1871. The past 18 years he had spent in farming.
Survivors include his widow, Maye Ruth Moore of Stone Bluff, two daughters, *Mrs. Belle Thosmon (as written, assume should be Thomson), Huntington, Long Island, NY, Mrs. Nathalie (as written) Farnsworth, Newark, NJ, a son Walter S. Moore, Avon, NY, a brother, Archie B. Moore, Canisteo, NY, a sister, Mrs. Cora Avery, Olean, NY, and fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 13 from the Stone Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Colen Allen officiating, with burial in Memorial Park cemetery, Tulsa, OK, under direction of the Leonard funeral home of Bixby.

NOT IN OBIT: Elmer J. Moore m. #1 to Carra E. Brokaw (dau. of Dorr E. & Eva Arabella [Richardson] Brokaw) ca 1898 and had two known children: (1) Walter Smith Moore b. 6/27/1899 and (2) Alta Belle Moore b. 6/17/1901. I assume Elmer and Carra divorces as she was later married to a Mr. Hyna by 1926 and Elmer to his wife listed in the above obit. As to "Mrs. Natalie Farnsworth" listed above, I assume this is a child from Elmer's second marriage and not his first.



Ceres Mail, Wednesday, August 14, 1901
Death of Mrs. Sarah Simons at Scio.
Mrs. Sarah Simons died at Scio last Friday, aged 85 years. She had been in poor health for several months.
Mrs. Simons was the mother of Dr. Charles Simons who died a few months ago after being exposed to the weather on a bitter cold night. Mr. Simons
was one of the Scio pioneers and at one time was counted wealthy. The funeral was held at Scio last Sunday.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 12/8/1949 p1c7
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Harley B. Cowles Buried Tuesday
Harley E. (as written) Cowles of Kansas Hollow, Town of Bolivar (Allegany Co., NY), died at his home Saturday evening, Dec. 3, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Friendship (Allegany Co., NY), April 27, 1884, the son of Riley (James) Cowles and Lydia Amidon Cowles. He married Anna (Erzelia) Faye (should be Fay) August 7, 1904 (Olean, Cattaraugus, NY). He spent all his life in this area where he was a foreman for the Messer Oil Co. prior to his illness.
He was a member of the Bolivar Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was a past grand master, and at the time of his death was treasurer of the Lodge.
Surviving are his widow, Anna; one son, Charles (William) Cowles; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Isabelle) McKay, and Mrs. Edna Eaton of Bolivar; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Trask of Eldred (PA) and Mrs. Clarissa Joy of Olean (Cattaraugus, NY); four brothers, Elmer Cowles of Richburg (Wirt Tshp., Allegany, NY), Kilburn Cowles of Wellsville (Allegany, NY), Clayton Cowles of Lockport (Niagara, NY, and William Cowles of North Tonawanda (Niagara, NY), as well as thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Loop Funeral Home, with the Rev. Homer E. Cole officiating. Pall bearers were Clifford Page, E.V. Ackerman, Calvin Griswold, Erwin Ellicott, Fred Bartlett and Harry Jennings.
Honorary pallbearers were L. Skinner, Lloyd McCrea, Merton Starr and Walter Rogers.
Those attending the services from out of town were Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Cowles of Lockport; Mr. & Mrs. William Cowles, N. Tonawanda; Mr. & Mrs. K.C. Cowles, Stannards, NY; Mrs. Clarissa Jory (should be Joy) and daughter, Olean; Mrs. Glen Cornell, Buffalo, Mrs. Grant Trask, Mrs. Keith Trask and Mrs. Merle Task of Eldred (PA); Mrs. Fred Childs, Piffard, NY; Mrs. Richard Smith, Portville (NY); Mrs. Arthur Cowles, Mrs. Donald Cowles, Wellsville (NY); Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dunning, Stannards; Mr. Elmer Cowles, Richburg; Mr. Crandall of Olean (NY); Mr. & Mrs. Marion Lorow, Hornell (NY). Mrs. Bell Lorow, Hornell; Mrs. Eva Smith, Hornell; Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Cowles, Mrs. Myrtle Barden, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Cowles of Friendship; Florence Tompkins, Wellsville; Mr. & Mrs. Guy Confer, Randolph (NY); Mr. & Mrs. James Keyes of Randolph; Mrs. Grace Babcock of Olean; Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Guinnip and family of Scio (NY); Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cowles of Eldred (PA). Mrs. Ella Anderson, Wellsville; Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Johnson of Cuba (NY); Mr. & Mrs. John Driscoll, Olean; Rev. Mason, Rushford (NY); Mr. and Mrs. Clark Mason, also of Rushford; Ronald Wigent and Phylis Cowles of Otto, NY; Mr. Leonard Eberl and representatives of the Messer Oil Co., Olean; and Mrs. Nettie Stevens of Belmont (NY).

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Riley (aka George William Riley) Cowles and Lydia (Amidon) Cowles. Married Anna Erzelia Fay (dau. of Charles Kelly Fay and Lois [Saunders] Fay) and had 3 known children: Charles William Fay, Isabelle Pauline (Cowles) McKay, and Edna Lois (Cowles) Eaton. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, Allegany, NY.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 4/26/1934 p4c3
: (my additions to obit in parentheses)
Oil Field Worker Dies After Week's Illness. H.E. Eaton Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia at His Home in Bolivar Township.
Howard E. Eaton, an oil field worker employed by the Messer Oil Co., died at his home on the John Cartwright farm on the Thornton Hill road, town of Bolivar, at 4:30 o'clock Saturday morning. He had been ill for a week, pneumonia causing his death.
Deceased was born at Shawmut, PA, May 10, 1907, but had lived tin Bolivar for the past 13 years where he was a member of the local Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Eaton; two sons, Harley and Melvin; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Arch Eaton; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Cowles and Mrs. Irwin Decker; and one brother, Ivan Eaton, all of Bolivar township.
Funeral services were held at his late home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with the Rev. W.N. Mason, pastor of the Richburg First Baptist church, officiating. The pallbearers were: John Green, Henry Gardner, Ivan McKay, Bert Eastman, Stanley Keech and Ervin Becker.
Burial was in Maple Lawn cemetery, Bolivar (Allegany Co., NY).
Out of town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Cowles and Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Cowles, Richburg (Allegany, NY); Mr. & Mrs. M.T. Cowles and Mrs. Myrtle Barden, Friendship (Allegany, NY); Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Eaton, Portageville; Miss Una Eaton, West Hickory, PA; James Eaton, John Fay, Cecil Fay, Mrs. Edward Walden, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Barnes and Mr. & Mrs. Norton Barnes, Wellsville (Allegany, NY); Mrs. Grant Trask, Eldred (PA); Mrs. Alice Donaldson, Purdy Creek; Mrs. Henry Jacoby, Portville (Cattaraugus, NY); Mrs. Charles Keech and Ray Keech, Friendship; Mrs. Olive Wright, Buffalo (Erie, NY); Mrs. Charles Thurber, Nile (NY); Miss Mable Leet, Redhouse; Mr. & Mrs. Henry Gardner, Duke Center, PA; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keech, Shinglehouse (Potter, PA); Fay Smith, Andover (Allegany, NY); Mr. & Mrs. William Pire and Mr. & Mrs. Homer Barnes, Bradford (PA); Mr. & Mrs. Allen Franklin, Custer City (PA); Mr. & Mrs. Claude Diamond, Woodhull; Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hampton and family of Rochester (Monroe, NY).

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Archie & Maud (Keech) Eaton. Howard married Edna Lois Cowles on 6/9/1928 in Richburg, Allegany, NY by Rev. R.W. Entwistle. They had 3 children: Harley, Melvin, and Helen Erzelia.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 8/1/1945 p1c6
Mother of Dorr Newton To Be Buried Here.

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Eugene Flagg Voorhies at the Loop Funeral Home in Bolivar at 2 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Charles H. bond, pastor of the Little Genesee Seventh Day Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Newton family plot in Maple Lawn cemetery here.
Mrs. Voorhies, the former Mrs. Dorr Newton, Sr. of Bolivar, died at Falls Church, VA, July 30, 1945, at the age of 80 years. She was born Olive B. Hanna at New Lebannon, PA, the daughter of Andrew J. and Mary Wolford Hanna. For many years she lived with her parents at Rixford, PA, where her father was postmaster.
On December 25, 1884, she was married to Dorr E. Newton of Bolivar, hose family were pioneer settlers here. He died in 1888. She then married Eugene VanVoorhies in Buffalo in 1898.
Surviving are one son, Dorr E. Newton, Jr. of Fox Hollow farm, Malvern, PA; and two sisters Mrs. Roy R. Brown and Miss Maude S. Hanna, both of Bradford, PA; also one grandson, So. Dorr E. Newton, Jr. of the Army Air Force now stationed in Washington, D.C.

NOT IN OBIT: Born 1/18/1884 - per marker. Married #1 to Dorr E. Newton, Sr. on 12/25/1884. They had one known child: Dorr E. Newton, Jr. who m. ? and had one known son Col. Dorr E. Newton, Jr.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 11/23/1922 p1c1
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Struck by Clutch Lever on Fay Lease, Phillips Hill, Sunday. Funeral at Wellsville.
One of the most deplorable accidents in the local oil field in sometime past happened on Sunday afternoon, when Allen R. Fay, a nephew of Supervisor E.M. Strayer of Bolivar (Allegany Co., NY) and a fine young man, was almost instantly killed on the Fay oil lease on Phillips Hill, town of Bolivar. He had gone to the Walker farm to pump off some wells. After starting the gas engine he attempted to throw in the clutch when, it is thought, the clutch lever struck him in the left temple, causing almost instant death.
Gerald Hopkins, a young lad, walked into the powerhouse where he discovered the unconscious man. The boy hurried back home and notified his parents. Dr. H.L. Hulett of Bolivar was immediately summoned but, on his arrival there, found the young man dead.
The body was taken to Wellsville Sunday evening.
On Friday Allen returned from a visit with relatives and friends in Wellsville. Sunday morning he went out to pump the wells, remarking to his brother, Howard, that he would not return until late in the afternoon.
Regarding the young man, who formerly lived in Wellsville, the Reporter has the following:
Allen Raymond Fay, who would have been 33 years old in December, was the second oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fay of this city, and was born on Phillips Hill, in the town of Wirt*, December 9, 1899 (should be 1889). Working with his father and brothers as contractors, he has been living with his wife on Phillips Hill, pumping the Fay leases for the past five years. On March 26, 1913, he was united in marriage to Eva Jane (marriage record has Jean) Dexter of Wellsville, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. N.C. Dexter, who survives him, together with his parents, two brothers, (William) Cecil, now in the West Indies, and Howard (Dow) living with him on Phillips Hill and Wellsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Edith McAhon of Alfred, Miss Mildred living at home and Mrs. Helen A. Storey of Cleveland, OH.
The funeral was held from the residence of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Fay in North Main street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H. Clay Poland officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn cemetery (Wellsville, Allegany, NY).
Among the relatives from Bolivar who attended the funeral were E.M. Strayer, Mrs. L.D. Strayer, and Mr. & Mrs. Murray Bascom.

NOT IN OBIT: *Phillips Hill was most likely in Bolivar, not Wirt -- there is a conflict above as to location, unless Phillips Hill lies both in Bolivar AND Wirt. Parents were John and Hattie L. (Strayer) Fay. Allen married Eva Jean Dexter (dau. of Norman C. and Carrie Alberta [Hurlbut] Dexter) on 3/26/1913, in Wellsville, Allegany, NY. Allen also survived by one daughter who was born after he died: Aileen Ruth (Fay) Button b. ca 1923.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 10/20/1921 p1c6
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 Former Little Genesee Resident Died in Wellsville.
Mrs. Flora Fay died in her home on South Brooklyn avenue at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, says the Wellsville Reporter. She was born at Little Genesee, (Allegany Co.), NY, on August 8, 1860, the daughter of Henry C. Coleman and Addie Green Coleman. Besides Little Genesee she has resided in Alfred, Independence, Albany, Corning, Scottsdale, PA, McKeesport, PA, Fort Plan, NY, Andover, and Bolivar, coming to Wellsville 20 years ago. She was married to Willard Smith 37 years ago, who died ten years later. Twenty-three years ago she was united in marriage with Charles (Kelly) Fay who survives her. Deceased is also survived by her mother; one son, (Willard) Fay Smith of Hornell (NY); two stepchildren, Mrs. Harry Coles (should be Mrs. Harley Blane Cowles) of Custer City, PA, and Mrs. Howard (H.) Hampton of Rochester (NY); one brother, Luther Coleman of Wellsville; and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Backus of Andover (NY). Mrs. Fay was a member of St. John's Episcopal church, the W.R.C. and Rebekah lodge. The funeral was held from her late home, 49 South Brooklyn avenue, on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Mart Smith of Hornell officiated. Interment at Woodlawn (Wellsville, Allegany, NY).

NOT IN OBIT: Married Charles Kelly Fay on 6/26/1898 in Canisteo, NY. They had no children together. Her stepchildren were: Anna Erzelia (Fay) Cowles and Viva A. (Fay) Hampton.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 8/31/1944 p1c2
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Funeral Services to be Held Today for John Fay
John Fay, a well known oil operator and lifelong resident of Allegany county, died at his home, 429 North Main Street, Wellsville, at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening, August 28.
He was born in Bolivar March 4, 1850, a son of Patrick and Ann Kelly Fay. On March 20, 1883, he was married to Hattie Strayer who died October 13, 1934. Surviving are the following children: Cecil Fay, Mrs. Edith McAhon, Miss Mildred Fay, and Mrs. Helen Briggs., all of Wellsville, and Allen* Fay of Scio; also one sister, Mrs. Electa Stamm of Long Beach, CA; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Fay was active in Masonic circles. he was a member of Wellsville Lodge No. 230, F.& A.M., and a member and former treasurer of the Past Masters Association.
Funeral services will be held at the late home today, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. L.A. Peatross officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery (Wellsville, Allegany, NY), the services at the grave will be in charge of the Masons.

NOT IN OBIT: Allen died in 1922 so I assume this should read Howard. John married Hattie L. Strayer (dau. of Lorenzo D. Strayer) and had 6 children: William Cecil Fay, Allen Raymond Fay, Edith Irene (Fay) McAhon, Howard Dow Fay, Mildred S. Fay, and Helen A. (Fay) Storey Briggs.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 2/6/1919 p6c3
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Friendship, Feb. 1 -- Mrs. Merriam Eliza Fay died Monday morning, Jan. 27, says the Register. With her were her immediate family, Mrs. & Mrs. Floyd C. Fay of Franklinville, and a niece, Miss Alta Phillips who made her home with her aunt since Miss Phillips was a school girl. Mrs. Fay had been in delicate health for several months, but was confined to her bed only a short time. Meriam E. Phillips was born in the town of Bolivar, June 29, 1845. There on the farm with her parents, John and Katherine Phillips, she spent her childhood. In 1866 she was married to William Fay. Mr. & Mrs. Fay went to housekeeping at Inavale. There their children were born, the elder, a son (Eugene), passed away in infancy, the younger, Floyd Cerelle is the only surviving child. On January 25, 1872, Mrs. Fay's husband passed away and after Mr. Fay's death, Mrs. Fay and her little son returned to live with her parents where she continued to reside until 1884 when with her father and mother, she and her son came to live in the present home on Maple avenue. In the days of '61 with our other heroic women she watched brother and sweetheart march away at their country's call. She lived to bid "God-speed" to her only grandsons, William and Cerell, upon whom her heart was set, as they gallantly went forward to uphold the tradition of their country and their name. One of the lads will receive the sad news of his grandmother's death in France.
NOT IN OBIT: Married William Patrick Fay and had two known children: Eugene [1868-8/5/1868 ae. 5 mo.] and Floyd Cerelle/Cerell Fay [3/30/1870-1961]. William, Meriam, Eugene, and Floyd C. and his wife (Mary Grace Miller Fay] are all buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Friendship, Allegany, NY.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 1/2/1964 p2c4
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Cecil W. Fay, Native of Bolivar, Dies.
Cecil W. (should be W. Cecil) Fay, 77, resident of Wellsville the past 74 years, died Saturday (12/28/63) at Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville, Allegany, NY). He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.
Mr. Fay was born in Bolivar May 20, 1886, a son of John and Hattie L. Strayer Fay. He was married in 1911 to Anna Devers, who survives.
Mr. Fay was a retired machinist, having been employed by Worthington Corp., and was a retired member of the International Assn. of Machinist.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters (should read sisters), Mrs. Olin (Olen R.) Briggs and Miss Mildred Fay, both of Wellsville.
The Very Rev. Norman J. O'Meara celebrated at a Requiem Mass Tuesday morning in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville.

NOT IN OBIT: He married Anne Gertrude Devers (dau. of Patrick R. and Anna [Kinney] Devers) on 7/11/1911 in Wellsville, NY by Rev. R. O'Brien. They had no children. The "daughters" named in the above obit are his surviving sisters, Mildred S. Fay and Helen A. (Fay) Storey Briggs.



Source unknown (possibly Olean Times-Herald) - 1990
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Brooksville, FL - Mrs. Judy Eileen Pettit Feller of Brooksville, formerly of Richburg (Allegany), NY, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 1999, in her home after a long illness.
Born Nov. 16, 1949 in Olean, she was a daughter *of Lewis A. and Joan M. McKay Pettit. In June 1988, she married James Feller of Brooksville, who survives. Mrs. Feller attended school in Richburg.
Surviving besides her husband are her parents of Bolivar, NY; three daughters, Lisa L. Jordon of Port St. Lucie, Jessica E. Jordan and Melanie I. Feller, both of Brooksville; two sons, James M. Jordan of Sand Diego, CA, and Robert J. Thomas of Brooksville; five brothers, Arthur F. Pettit, Shawn P. Pettit, and Frank L. Pettit, all of Bolivar, James M. Pettit of Little Genesee, NY, and Ronald B. Pettit of Houston, TX; five sister, Kim M. Torrey and Linda S. Pettit, both of Bolivar, Andrea K. Sloat, Barbara J. Burdick and Pamela J. Colerick, all of Little Genesee; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ivan McKay of Bolivar; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990, in Brooksville. Private memorial services will be held Tuesday in the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee (Allegany, NY).
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are under direction of the Brewer Funeral Home, Brooksville.
NOT IN OBIT: *Parents were John William Driscoll and Marilyn Joan (McKay) Driscoll; she was adopted by her mother's second husband, Lewis Arnold Pettit. Judy m. #1 to David L. Jordon and had 3 known children: Lisa Lynn, James Michael, and Jessica Eileen. Judy had one child by John Michael Thomas: Robert James Thomas. Judy m. #2 to James Craig Feller and had one known child: Melanie Ann Isabelle Feller.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 12/21/1899 p8c3
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John Fay of Wellsville (Allegany, NY) was summoned to Washington, Sunday night by a telegram announcing the death of his niece, Miss Edna Gilbert, aged 19, at Washington, Saturday morning, of fever. Miss Gilbert was a niece of Charles (Kelly) Fay of Bolivar (Allegany, NY). Miss Gilbert's father, E.C. Gilbert formerly lived in the town of Wirt and her mother, Mrs. Emma (Isabelle) Fay Gilbert was born in the town of Bolivar and grew to womanhood on Phillips Hill.
NOT IN OBIT: Granddaughter of Patrick William Fay and Ann (Kelly) Fay. Nothing else is known about the Gilbert family.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 10/26/1911 p5c2
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John (C.) Holcomb has had the body of his wife removed from the cemetery at Dimick (Dimick Cem.; Wirt Tshp., Allegany, NY) to the Bolivar cemetery (Maple Lawn Cem.; Bolivar, Allegany, NY). They are moving the monument today. He is anxious to sell the vacant lot. It is next (to) the road, near the upper corner and quite a desirable lot.
NOT IN ARTICLE: This refers to John's first wife, Erzelia Fay, dau. of Patrick and Ann (Kelly) Fay. Erzelia b. 1/24/1846 and d. 8/21/1886 (per marker). I assume she was originally buried in the Fay lot in Dimick Cem. as that is where Patrick and Ann are buried. She is now buried with John. John's second wife Florence is not buried with him. Erzelia and John had no children but did raise her sister Maggie's youngest daughter "Ella" Warner; aka Ella (Holcomb) Anderson.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 4/20/1916 p1c2
Death of Former Richburg Girl. Mrs. Frank J. Schmieder Passed Away in New Orleans, LA, April 8, Following an Operation.

Dorr E. Brokaw of Wirt Tshp. on Thursday night received the sad news of the death of his daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Schmieder, who died at the infirmary hospital in New Orleans, LA, Saturday night, April 8, following an operation. The funeral and burial took place in that city.
Deceased is survived by her husband, her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dorr E. Brokaw; an older sister, Mrs. Carra E. Moor of Sapulpa, OK; a young brother Dorr E. Brokaw, Jr.* of Wirt. Besides these relatives, she leaves many friends to mourn her untimely death.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Dorr E. and Eva Arabella "Bell" (Richardson) Brokaw. Mamie born 5/29/1884 in Richburg. She m. #1 to Carl Plin Taylor on 11/29/1905 in Bolivar, Allegany, NY and divorced 6/30/1914 in Belmont, Allegany, NY. She married #2 to Frank J. Schmieder on 10/14/1914. She had no known children. Also had a brother Earl b. 1879/80 who most likely died young -- per 1892 Bolivar census. *Dorr E. Jr. is a half-brother from her father's second marriage to Cora J. Finch.



#1 of 2: THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 11/21/1918 p1c5
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John C. Holcomb, a veteran of the Civil war and a former Andersonville prisoner died at his home on First street in Bolivar at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16, aged 80 years. He had been in poor health for sometime past, his legs being badly affected from disease contracted while a war prisoner. For sometime past he had been obliged to use crutches. His condition had been growing steadily worse during the past number of weeks. Riley Ford of Bellrun, PA, has been taking care of him day and night for several weeks, remaining with him until the end came. Bright's disease caused his death.
He was born in Greene, Chenago co., NY, April 26, 1838. When he was two years of age he, with his father, moved to Friendship, NY. After residing there for two years they together moved to McKean co., PA, where the father died in 1884.
John C. Holcomb enlisted, first in the Civil war, in Co. E first McKean rifle co., later known as the Bucktails. At the age of 23, and after three months service as above stated, he re-enlisted in Co. C, 85th regt. NY Volunteers; was wounded in the leg at Fair Oaks; received a scalp wound in Kingston, NC; and was taken prisoner at Plymouth, NC, while in action on April 20, 1864. He endured all the horrors of prison life; contracted varicose veins resulting from scurvy, caused by the lack of wholesome or sufficient food, especially vegetables. He, with other of his comrades, escaped the last of February or the first of March 1865, and when he reached the Union forces at Newbern, NC, on March 5, 1865, his weight was 89 pounds. He was mustered out; and honorably discharged March 7, 1865.
Since he returned from the war he had resided in this locality and most of that time in this township, where he had been engaged in various pursuits, principally lumbering and farming. He had served this town as highway commissioner for seven terms; had also served as excise commissioner and held other town offices. He was a many of more than ordinary abilities, whole hearted, kind and genial, respected by his neighbors and acquaintances, regarded with affection by the young people and children, and loved by his family. A man that one was always glad to meet and one that will be greatly missed. He was twice married, his first wife being Arzelia (Erzelia) Fay, who died August 21, 1886, by whom he had one daughter*, Mrs. J.C. (James C.) Anderson.
On March 21, 1888, he was married to Florence Taylor at Friendship, NY, by Rev. W. Ingleby and they have one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Shevalier who, with the widow, constitute his immediate family. He also is survived by his two sisters, Mrs. Laura Wood and Mrs. Alice Harder of Shinglehouse (Potter, PA); and three brothers, Asel Holcomb of Franklinville (Cattaraugus, NY), Levi of Portville (Cattaraugus, NY), and Carlton of Shinglehouse.
Mr. Holcomb was a member of Macedonia Lodge No. 258, F.& A.M., of Bolivar and the local H.C. Gardner Post No. 247, G.A.R. He was also a pensioner.
The funeral services were held at the house at one o'clock Monday afternoon, with Rev. J.B. Harry officiating. The pallbearers were: LeRoy Root, George Beers, Burl Williams, John Howe, C.W. Young, and Milford Root. The body was interred in the Bolivar cemetery (Maple Lawn), the services at the grave being conducted by the Masons.
: Among the out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Holcomb, Mr. & Mrs. C.C. Holcomb, and Mrs. & Mrs. Robert Holcomb of Portville; Mr. & Mrs. E.A. Holly of Franklinville; J.W. Corbin, Hiram Corbin, and Roy Corbin of Belmont (Allegany, NY); Chester Corbin and son James of Pavilion; Mr. & Mrs. Sears Farr, Mrs. Emma Compton, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Compton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Reed of Nile (Allegany, NY); Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel Newton of Inavale (Allegany, NY); Mr. & Mrs. James Greer of Middaugh Hill; John Fay of Wellsville (Allegany, NY); A.C. Holcomb of Bellrun (PA); George Wood and Mrs. Alice Harder of Shinglehouse; and Mrs. Alice DeKay of Black Creek.
NOT IN OBIT: Parents were John and Abigail (Cummins) Holcomb. John married #1 to Erzelia Fay (1846-1886), dau. of Patrick and Ann (Kelly) Fay. *Erzelia and John had no children but did raise her sister Maggie's youngest daughter "Ella" Warner; aka Ella (Holcomb) Anderson. John married #2 to Florence Taylor and had one known child: Bertha E. (Holcomb) Shevalier b. NY. Florence is not buried with John.

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Note: Picture of John C. Holcomb and another article of his death, probably the funeral notice, which I did not print out and do not have. I only printed the picture.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/25/1957 p1c4
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Elizabeth McKay, age 2 years, 11 months, daughter of Ivan and Isabelle Cowles McKay of Bolivar (Allegany, NY), passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Francis Hospital, Olean (Cattaraugus, NY), after a brief illness. The funeral was private with burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery (Bolivar, Allegany, NY), Rev. Edward Gill officiating.
She is survived by her parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cowles and Mr. & Mrs. Richardson*, as well as several brothers and sisters. She was born October 12, 1944.
NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Ivan Riley McKay and Isabelle Pauline (Cowles) McKay. Maternal grandparents were Harley Blane and Anna Erzelia (Fay) Cowles. Paternal grandparents were Riley James McKay and Alice May (Richardson McKay Richardson (Alice married 1st to Riley McKay and 2nd to Clarence Harvey Richardson).


Source unknown (possibly Olean Times-Herald)
Bolivar - Jerry W. McKay, 29, of Martha's Vineyard, MA, died Thursday (March 25, 1976) after a long illness.
He was born in Olean, June 26, 1946, a son of Ivan and Isabelle Cowles McKay of Bolivar and had been raised in Bolivar
Mr. McKay was a graduate of Bolivar Central School and was recently medically retired from the Navy.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Arlene Farrell McKay of Martha's Vineyard; his parents of Bolivar; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Richardson of Shinglehouse, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Johnson and Mrs. Joan Pettit, both of Bolivar; and three brothers, Harry McKay and Thomas McKay, both of Bolivar and Leslie McKay of Andover.
Funeral services are pending in Vineyard Haven, MA. Memorials may be made to the Allegany county Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Ivan Riley McKay and Isabelle Pauline (Cowles) McKay. Paternal grandmother was Alice May (Richardson) McKay Richardson. It is possible that he is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bolivar as there is a service marker there next to his parents.


#1 of 2: THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 11/3/1904 p1c5
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Death of Riley McKay. Passed Away on Tuesday Evening at Kossuth of Appendicitis.
Riley McKay died of appendicitis at the home of Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Richardson at Kossuth (Bolivar Tshp., Allegany, NY) at 8 o'clock Tuesday night, aged 21 years. He was taken suddenly ill at 3 o'clock Sunday morning and Dr. Hoffman was called. He diagnosed the case as a severe attack of appendicitis. Dr. J.C. Clark of Olean, assisted by Drs. Hoffman, Latham and Cutler, performed a very successful operation upon Mr. McKay Sunday evening. Mr. McKay became suddenly worse Tuesday and Drs. Hoffman and Clark were called and were at the bedside when death came.
Mr. McKay was apparently in good health previous to his sudden illness on Sunday morning.
He formerly worked at the trade of a painter, but of late had been employed as a tooldresser by Shaner Bros. He was a very popular young man and his untimely death is deeply deplored by a large circle of friends. Mr. McKay was recently united in marriage to Miss Alice (May) Richardson, daughter of MR. and Mrs. S.A. (Samuel A. & Lucetta J. [Pire/Pyre] Richardson) Richardson, who survives him, besides his a parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McKay, and a half-sister, Miss Iona McKay who lives in Iowa.
The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Richardson at Kossuth at 10 o'clock Friday morning, Rev. J.R. Wells, pastor of the Bolivar M.E. church officiating. The burial will be at the Bolivar cemetery (Maple Lawn Cem., Bolivar, Allegany, NY).

NOT IN OBIT: Riley b. Jan. 1883 in NY - per 1900 census; Parents were: Thomas and Sabrina (Olin) McKay. Married Alice May Richardson Sun., 11 Sept. 1904 (parlor of Brock's Hotel; Ceres NY), with whom he had one child: Ivan Riley McKay who was born 3/1905 after Riley's death. Alice married #2 to a cousin, Clarence Harvey Richardson.

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Funeral of Riley McKay Held Friday.

The funeral services over the body of Riley McKay were held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Richardson at Kossuth at 10 o'clock Friday forenoon. Rev. J.R. Wells of the Bolivar M.E. church officiated. The funeral was largely attended, and the floral offerings were very beautiful. The J. B. Bradley Hose Company of which the deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body. There were forty teams in the funeral procession. The burial was made in the Bolivar cemetery. The pallbearers were Paul and Lester Shaner, Stanley Richardson, Roy Wakefield, Clarence Shakely, and Fred Green.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 1/12/1899 p8c3
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Frank Sherwood died at his home at South Bolivar (Allegany, NY) last Thursday, from injuries received on Jan. 11, 1898 (apparently a year previously), by a gas explosion on the Miner oil lease. He was walking on top of a tank with a lighted lantern when the gas exploded and he was hurled 50 feet away.
Two tanks of oil were burned and he narrowly escaped being cremated. He had been in a precarious condition for several weeks. Mr. Sherwood was about 50 years old and leaves a wife and one son. The body was interred at Friendship on Sunday by the Knights of the Maccabees.
NOT IN OBIT: Son of Nathan & Oriana A. Sherwood (per a descendant). Frank b. either ca 1849 per his obit or ca 1854 per 1892 NY census. Wife referred to in obit was Ellen Electa "Electa" Fay (dau. of Patrick and Ann [Kelly] Fay), with whom he had one child: Homer Butler Sherwood b. 7/1884 in NY. Electa m. #2 to a Mr. Stamm. Believe Frank is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Friendship, Allegany, NY.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 6/10/1946
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Mrs. Electa Staff Passes Away
Mrs. Harlie (Harley Blane) Cowles received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Electa Stamm, who passed away June 5, at her home in Long Beach, CA. Mrs. Staff had celebrated her 91st birthday last Jan. 6 and had been quite active until Christmas time.
She was a former resident of Bolivar township and is survived by several nieces and nephews.

NOT IN OBIT: She was the youngest of 10 children born to Patrick William Fay and Ann (Kelly) Fay. She was born 1/6/1857 in Bolivar, Allegany, NY. She married #1 to Frank Sherwood of Bolivar who died 1/5/1899, with whom she had one child: Homer Butler Sherwood b. 7/1884. She married #2 to a Mr. Stamm, first name unknown, who supposed died around WW I. She is buried in Sunnyside Memorial Park, Long Beach, CA.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 7/31/1941 p1c5
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Guy Wellman, Native of Friendship, Dies
Guy Wellman of Chappaqua, NY, recently retired counsel for the Standard Oil Co. of NJ and a native of Friendship (Allegany, NY), died early Saturday morning in a NY City Hospital following an operation. Hew was 65 years old.
Born and reared in Friendship, Allegany county, Mr. Wellman maintained a summer home in Friendship after leaving to practice law first in Buffalo and later in NY. Mr. Wellman began his association with the Standard Oil Co. in 1915. In 1931 he became associate general counsel and in 1935 general counsel. He retired... (tear in page; however, he retired 2/5/1941 - per a Bolivar Breeze article, Th. 2/20/1941 p4c4).
Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church in Friendship with the Rev. Martz Snyder, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Friendship. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Daniels Wellman.
Mr. Wellman, who had been on the legal staff of the Standard Oil Co. of NJ since 1915, conducted negotiations after the World War leading to formation of the Irak Petroleum Co. with American, British, Dutch, and Armenian capital. Through the group's efforts, the pipe lines connecting Irak's oil fields with Haifa, Palestine, Tripoli, Syria, on the Mediterranean were constructed.
He also negotiated his company's claims for reparations against Germany for damages to company property in the World War. He was a director of the Near East Development Corporation and United Petroleum Securities Corporation.
He attended Cook Academy, Montour Falls, NY, from 1892 until 1895. He was graduated from Yale College in 1899 and from New York Law School in 1903 when he was admitted to the NY State bar.
Mr. Wellman was with the legal department of the Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern Railroad from 1903 until 1909. He became a clerk in the law firm of Kenefick, Cooke, Mitchell & Bass of Buffalo in 1909 and partner in 1915.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Abijah Joslyn Wellman and Kate (Fay/Miner) Wellman. Guy b. 2/5/1876 in Friendship, Allegany, NY and died 7/26/1941 in New York City. He married Miss Agnes Lewis/Daniels (she apparently was born a Lewis and apparently adopted by a Daniels) on 9/3/1903 in Friendship. They had no known children.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 8/15/1912 p1c1
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Mary A. Richardson, formerly of Bolivar, resident of E. Sharon, PA, dead at Bolivar 8/9/1912. Buried Bolivar Cem.
NOT IN OBIT: I believe this is the same Mary A. Richardson b. 1837/8 in NY who was a child of Harvey & Elizabeth/Bessie Richardson of Wirt Tshp., Allegany, NY in 1850.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 9/1/1898 p1c2
(my additions to notice in parentheses)
Raymond Baldwin Wellman, ae. 18 mos., dead at Friendship. Only son of A. Minor Wellman.
NOT IN OBIT: This refers to Raymond Baldwin Wellman born 5/18/1897; died 8/1898 in Friendship, Allegany, NY; buried Mt. Hope Cem., Friendship, NY. Parents were Asher Miner Wellman and Hattie (Baldwin) Wellman.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 1/7/1954 p1c2
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Rites Today for Ella Anderson
Mrs. Ella Anderson, 85, of Wellsville (Allegany, NY) died Monday night (1/4/1954) at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.
She was born Oct. 31, 1868 at Ceres. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Warner. Mrs. Anderson had lived most of her life in the vicinity of Bolivar. Her husband, James Anderson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Mrs. Edward M. Jones of Wellsville, James W. Corbin of Olean, Donald Corbin of Bath. Also two sister, Mrs. Anna Stephens (should be Stevens) of Coudersport, PA, and Mrs. Mabel Almy of Rochester and five great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Chester Corbin, died in 1916. The Rev. Harold C. Hill officiated at the funeral services from the Embser Funeral Home in Wellsville at three o'clock today. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar (Allegany, NY).

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were Charles A. and Margaret (Fay) Warner. Ella was raised by her aunt and uncle -- John C. and Erzelia (Fay) Holcomb. Ella married James C. Anderson on 12/1/1886 in Bolivar, NY and had one child: Agnes E. (Anderson) Corbin. Grandchildren were James Ward, Louise Ellen (Corbin) Jones, Donald Holcomb Corbin, and a baby who was not named [5/12/1916-5/12/1916] and who is buried with mother, Agnes, in her coffin.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 11/12/1936 p1c7
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
James Anderson Buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral services for James Anderson, prominent resident of Horse Run (Genesee Tshp., Allegany, NY) for more than a quarter of a century, were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Ceres Methodist Episcopal church at which he was a member. The Rev. A.J. Bailey, pastor of the Shinglehouse (PA) Methodist church and of the Ceres church officiated. Burial was in Maple Lawn cemetery in Bolivar.
Mr. Anderson died at Ellicottville where he and his wife had been living for the past year. He had been in failing health for several years.
He was born in Keene, Canada, Aug. 9, 1859. He came to this country when about 22 years old. He had worked in the Allegany oil field for 25 years, most of this time being employed by Scott and Fay Oil company at Horse Run.
Surviving are his wife, Ella Warner Holcomb Anderson and two grandchildren, James Corbin of Gowanda and Donald Corbin of Perry. Also three sister, Miss Anna Anderson and Miss Flora Anderson of Keene, Ont., and Mrs. W.D. Kern of Chicago Heights, IL, and one brother, Peter Anderson of Wisconsin.

NOT IN OBIT: James married Ellen M. "Ella" Warner (aka Holcomb) on 12/1/1886 in Bolivar, NY and had one child: Agnes E. (Anderson) Corbin (Mrs. Chester W. Corbin). Grandchildren were James Ward, Louise Ellen (Corbin) Jones, Donald Holcomb Corbin, and a baby who was not named [5/12/1916-5/12/1916] and who is buried with mother, Agnes, in her coffin.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 11/15/1934
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen M. Bell were held at Allegany (NY). Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Kings Run (Ceres, McKean, PA). The widow of Robert Bell, she died Monday (11/12) at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Spring on Four Mile Road, Allegany (NY), where she had lived for the past 13 years. She was about 85 and recently fell and broke her hip. She was a former music teacher. Her nephew, John D. Bell, lives at Little Genesee.
NOT IN OBIT: Younger of two known children of Erastus Richardson and Thankful (Newton) Richardson. She was born ca 1844 in Allegany Co., NY (most likely in Cuba) -- per various censuses. In 1869 she married a dentist, Dr. Robert S. Bell, the 4th son of John and Jane (King) Bell -- per History of Ceres. Robert was murdered in Central America in the Fall of 1870 while on an expedition for gold -- also per History of Ceres. They had one child who was born after Robert's death: Emily Bell b. Dec. 29 or 30, 1870 and died 8/24/1871 ae. 7 ms. 25 ds. Emily is also buried in Evergreen cemetery and date of death was obtained from her small marker. There is no marker for her mother Helen -- assume due to finances. Helen's other known sibling was Emily M. (Richardson) Stevens.


THE BOLIVAR BREEZE Th. 5/18/1916 p1c4
(my additions to obit in parentheses)
Death of Mrs. Chester Corbin.
Young Woman Died Quite Suddenly at Home in Bolivar Township, Friday, May 12, 1916.
Mrs. Chester Corbin of Mead Hollow, Bolivar township (Allegany, NY), died very suddenly at her farm home Friday morning at 7 o'clock after a few hours' illness. She was taken ill early that morning and her death resulted from hemorrhage following childbirth, the little one also died. It was hard for the relatives and friends to believe when the sad news was sent out, as many of them had seen her only a day or two previously.
Agnes Anderson was born in Bolivar township on April 1, 1888, and had always resided within the limits of that township, and was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson of Horse Fun, who though the world of her. On September 9, 1908, she was united in marriage to Chester (W.) Corbin of Friendship (Allegany, NY). After their marriage they resided at Horse Run and about two years ago they moved to Mead Hollow where they have since resided. She was a good womanly woman, a kind and affectionate daughter, wife, and mother, one who will be greatly missed in the happy home over which she had presided. Besides the heartbroken husband and parents, she is survived by three bright children, James aged 7 years, Louise aged 5, and Donald aged nearly 3 years, all of whom have the sh7mpathey of the entire community.
The funeral was held at the house at one o'clock Monday afternoon and was largely attended. The sermon was preached by Rev. J.M. Leach of Ceres who was assisted by Rev. Arthur Gregson of that place. Three selections were sung by a quartette from Bolivar composed of Mrs. E.G. Williams, Mrs. Maude Brands, E.F. Stone, and Harold Zimmerman. There was a profusion of flowers from friends of the deceased.
The interment was made in the Bolivar cemetery (Maple Lawn), the little baby at the side of the mother in the casket. The bearers were Edward Day, Milo Phillips, Harlie (Harley) Cowles, Edward Cady, and John and Edward Miller.

NOT IN OBIT: Parents were James C. Anderson and Ellen M. "Ella" (Warner; aka Holcomb -- Ella having been raised by her aunt and uncle, the Holcomb's) Anderson. Agnes and Chester had 4 children: James Ward Corbin b. 7/1/1909, Louise Ellen (Corbin) Jones b. 10/5/1910, Donald Holcomb Corbin b. 8/31/1913, and baby Corbin [5/12/1916-5/12/1916]. Chester married #2 to Lottie C. Ball on 7/21/1920.



THE BOLIVAR BREEZE TH. 12/23/1920 p1c3

W.G. Richardson Died in Buffalo. Former Postmaster and Justice of the Peace at Richburg, Was Born in that Village.

Richburg, Dec. 21 -- (Special to The Breeze) -- Richburg has been greatly shocked to learn of the death of one of its most worthy and life long citizens,
Walter G. Richardson, who had been in apparently good health until the last six weeks of his life.
On Friday, Dec. 10, he entered the Homeopathic hospital in Buffalo, and was accompanied to that city by Mrs. Richardson. On the following Monday,
he was operated on for Prostatic trouble, the first operation being considered a minor one, the second to have followed in a week or ten days. On
Wednesday he was doing as well as could be expected, but he had already absorbed too much of the poison and early Thursday morning became
unconscious and at 4:15 that afternoon passed away, his wife being at his bedside at the time of this death. The body was brought to his home in this
place Friday evening, accompanied by Mrs. Richardson and daughter and two nephews, R.E. and J.H. Lester.
Walter G. Richardson was a descendant of one of the early pioneers* of this section for whom the village of Richburg was named. He was the youngest
son of Alvan A. and Rebecca Gray Richardson and was born Sept.17, 1849**, in this village and has always lived here. He was married to Ada M.
Jordan, May 11, 1887, and to them two children were born, Eleanor R. Richardson, who died five years ago, and Mrs. Freda R. Plunkett, who with
the widow and one brother survive him. The family ties have always been close that the brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews also mourn
him as their own.
Walter, as he was most familiarly known, had always a cheery smile and word for everyone and the Richardson home was one of the most hospitable
ones in Allegany county...
The funeral service were held at his late home at 10:30 Monday morning, Rev. Longenecker officiating and the Masonic burial rites were used at the
interment of the body in the local cemetery. The bearers were six of his nephews: Floyd Richardson, Earl Richardson, Clark Richardson, Ralph
Lester, Herbert Lester, and Berton Braley. The services were largely attended and the floral offerings many and beautiful. Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were...
NOTE: Obit has picture.

NOT IN OBIT: Pioneer ancestor was grandfather Alvan Richardson. Walter possibly born **1850 per B.R.A.G. Historical Society. Obit states burial in
local cemetery (which is Richburg Cemetery -- per cem. records) but after checking more than once, I cannot locate a marker for he or his wife in this
cemetery -- possibly no marker. Walter and his brother William married Jordan sisters (Walter to Ada and William to Helen). Walter's surviving
brother was William John Richardson.




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