Contributed by PHGS Member: Dan Maxson

Death of Fred H. BURLINGHAM

It is with deep regret that we chronicle the death of Fred Holmes Burlingham, 13 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Burlingham, of 205 East State Street. Fred had been sick but five days, and until Friday had not been considered as dangerously ill. Pneumonia of the left lung was the primary cause of death, heart failure being the immediate cause of death. Fred was an unusually bright boy, and he commanded the love and respect of all who knew him. He attended the number three school, being in the seventh grade. His teachers speak of him as being an industrious and obedient pupil with great powers of absorption, carrying his grades with ease. Fred was an only son and the next to youngest of four children. His death is a sad blow to his family and all who knew him. The funeral arrangements have not been made, and will be announced later. 

Death of Mrs. Fidelia CHANDLER BARBER

Mrs. Fedelia Chandler Barber, died at her home, No. 404 East State Street last evening at 5 o’clock after a brief illness of pneumonia, aged 78 years. (June 21, 1904 written in) 

Deceased was born at Cortland, Chenango County, on September 15, 1826, and on December 30, 1845, she was united in marriage to the late Willard C. Barber. In 1856 she located with her husband to Ceres and in 1863 they located in this city. 

She is survived by one son, James H. Barber of this city and three sister, Mrs. H.D. Barrett of New London, Ohio; Mrs. Nancy Emongene Gorman of Grafton, Ohio, and Mrs. Celinda F. Clark of Michigan. 

BARBER- In Portville, Cattaraugus Co., Oct. 11th, Mary C. wife of Moses Barber, aged 78 years, formerly of Pitcher. 


An interesting event occurred at the Barber-Crandall reunion at Riverhurst last week when Mr. and Mrs. I.T. Lewis celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary by a new ceremony. Rev. Parcells of Shinglehouse was the officiating clergyman and was the first to kiss the bride. After receiving the congratulations of a host of friends the wedding party took a short trip on the Merry-go-round.-------Portville Review. (Aug. 30, 1911 written in) 


Another octogenarian has passed away from the community after an honorable and useful, if not a stirring life. Mr. Moses Barber died on Saturday last, 7th instant, at his residence near Portville, and was buried at main Settlement on Sunday, 8th instant. The deceased gentleman, who attained his eighty-fourth year last June, formerly resided in Chenango County, but removed to Portville thirty years ago and has resided there ever since. He was the father of "Nort" and "Nelt" Barber, of this town. It is a somewhat curious coincidence that Mr. Barber died on the birthday of his son "Nort" (C. N.) at exactly double his age. 


A few weeks since we noticed the death of the father of C. N. and N. S. Barber, of this town. On Monday last another member of the family- a brother- passed away, Mr. W. C. Barber, who some years since was kicked by a horse, since which time he has been quite an invalid and has at times suffered very severely. He died at his residence at the corner of State and Clinton ton streets, and was buried on Tuesday afternoon in the Olean cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. H. M. Curtis. Mr. Barber was upward of 55 years of age at the time of his death. Ordained deacon of this church Sept. 8, 1874. He fully performed the duties of his office till the twenty –fourth anniversary of his ordination; when the Lord called him form the church militant to the church triumphant. Bro. Barber was held in high regard by the church and community, and will be greatly missed. He had been in feeble health for some time. The funeral service was at Main Settlement, Sept. 11, 1902. Conducted by the writer, who preached from Isa. 38:1 and Rev. 21:5. 

Mrs. Frank BARBER, Dead.

Mrs. Frank, an old and much respected resident of Barbertown, three miles west of Ceres, died Thursday at the farm home of her grandson, Owen Merrick, with whom she lived. Mrs. Barber had been ill for several weeks and her death resulted from the infirmities of old age. She was aged 80 years, and a greater part of her life was passed in that vicinity. She was a good woman, and will be greatly missed by all in that section. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Washburn of Myrtle, and on son, Frank Barber of Barbertown. 

The funeral was held at the S.D.B. church at Main, Sunday. The body was laid at rest in the cemetery at that place. 


Frank Barber an old resident of Barbertown passed away at his home Monday evening, December 12th, at 8:10 o’clock, aged 76 years 10 months and 11 days. Heart failure being the cause of his death. 

He leaves to mourn his death an aged wife, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Washburn of Myrtle, Pa., one son Frank, Jr., and one grandson; Owen Merrick, who has made his home with the aged couple, two brothers, C.N. Barber of Olean and N.A. Barber of Buffalo. 

The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 o’clock at the S.D.B. Church at Main. 

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