Phoebe Ann Hulsaver Thomas
Burton Edwin Davis
Louise Blackstone Polly
Harold V. Stauring
Charles B. Casler
Charles D. Hopkins
Marion Louise Blaisedaell (Hopkins) Averell
Mary Casler Jones
Katherine Hulsaver Adams Benedict
Edna P. Adams Gillan
Sarah (Sadie) Louise Polly Casler
E. Thomas Former Resident, More Recently of Ilion, Passes
Charles E. Thomas, 82, who or many years was a resident of Little Falls, died yesterday. He had been making his home with his sister, Mrs. Arthur L. Tibbitts, 134 West Clark Street, Ilion, for the past 12, years. Mr, Thomas was born May 30, 1862, in Canajoharie, a son of the laste Mr. and Mrs. William H. Thomas, and on August 13, 1887, he was married to Sarah King in Rome. He was a member of the Little Falls Baptist Church. There survive four sisters, Mrs. Charles McDonald, Hagaman, Mrs, Arthur Tibbitts, mentioned above, Mrs. Bertha Davis, Ilion, and Mrs. Charles Seeds, Little Falls; one brother, George, Little Falls; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Applegate funeral home, with Rev. F. W. Ainslie of the Ilion Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Little Falls.
April 8, 1945, Evening Telegram, Little Falls
PHOEBA A. THOMAS
After only four days illness of pneumonia, Mrs. Phoeba A. Thomas, wife of Wm. Thomas, Sr., passed away at her home on German street, just outside the western limits of the city. Mrs. Thomas was a woman who had the esteem and love of many friends. She was born in Canajoharie, Nov. 25, 1840 and had lived in Little Falls 51 years. She reared a large family of whom are now living, as well as the husband: William Thomas, Jr., of Mohawk, Charles and George Thomas and Mrs. Charles McDonald of this city, Mrs. A. L. Thibbits of Ilion, Mrs, Charles Seeds of Dunville, Ont., and Mrs. Bert Davis of Syracuse. Twenty-five grandchildren and 27 great-grand-children also survive. The funeral was held from the home of Charles Thomas, West Main street, Friday afternoon, Rev. H. C. Cooper officiating.
Burton E. Davis
Ilion--Burton E. Davis, 77, of 56 High St., died July 23, 1953, in Ilion Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 8, 1876, in Cold Brook, son of Elmarion and Francis Coffin Davis. He married Bertha C. Thomas in little Falls on June 22, 1898. Mr. Davis was employed by the Remington Typewriter Co. and Remington Rand for 53 years prior to his retirement. He had been a resident of Ilion for the past 55 years. He was a member of the Firtst Baptist Church, Rer Men, Sons and Daughters of Liberty, and the Maccabees. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Eva Casler, Ilion R.D. 2, and Mrs. Edna Fooks, Syracuse, nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Applegate Funeral Home, the Rev. Stanley Thompson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Armory Hill Cemetery.
(OD Jul. 24, 1952)
Sauquoit, Jan. 7, 1917:
At his home in North Litchfield Saturday evening occurred the death of Frederick Casler. Mr. Casler had been ill but a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Casler was born in the town of Little Falls in 1847. In 1873 he was united in marriage with Julia Champion Mixter, whose death occurred six years later. In 1883 he was united in marriage with Ella C. Blackstone of Sauquoit. He was a man of strict integrity and a great reader. He was well informed on past events and on the current topics of the day. He will be missed among his neighbors and friends and their sympathy will go out to the surviving relatives. Mr. Casler was one of the charter members of the North Litchfield Grange, No. 664, and for many years was a trustee of the church at Jerusalem Hill. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Hopkins and Mrs. Mary Jones of Cedarville; one son, Charles Casler of Litchfield; one brother, Isaac Casler of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Mary Skinner of Herkimer, and two grandchildren, Harry and Laura Hopkins. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.
MRS. LOUISE B. POLLY
South Columbia, Nov. 19  -- The death of Louise Blackstone Polly Wednesday evening removes a valued member of the community, a faithful member of the M. E. Church and its various organizations, and the last labor of her skillful hands was for the local Red Cross society, of which she [was] a charter member.
Richfield Springs - Harold (Shorty) V. Stauring, 61, of Spencerport, a former resident, died yesterday in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. He was born in Little Falls. He attended schools there and in Utica. He married Delia Carrow in 1924 in Herkimer. They came to Richfield Springs in 1942. Mr. Stauring was a former employe(sic) of Richfield Sportswear Co., Buchanan Hardware Co., and Shurkatch Fishing Tackle Co. He was custodian at the Rochester Armory since 1963. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Besides his wife he leaves three sons, John, Richfield Springs; Donald , Arkport; Morris, Palmyra; five daughters, Mrs. Chester (Cecelia) Fulmer, Herkimer; Mrs. Stanley (Edna) DeForrest(sic), Spencerport; Mrs. Harold (Priscilla) Trask, Nassau; Sister Harold Marie, Buffalo, and Mrs. James (Flora) Wells, Reno, Nev. The funeral will be at 9:30 Tuesday from the McGrath Funeral Home and at 10 from St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Leonard A. Hick, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 tomorrow and Monday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 Monday.
Mr. Charles B. Casler
CEDAR LAKE---Mr. Charles B. Casler, 90, Jerusalem Hill Rd., Town of Litchfield, a retired dairy farmer, died Wednesday at The Faxton-Sunset-St. Luke's Nursing Home in Utica. He was born in the Town of Litchfield, September 14, 1892, son of Fred and Ella Blackstone Casler. He attended school in Litchfield and West Winfield and later the Utica Business Institute. He was married on June 24, 1917 to Edna Comes. She died in 1918. He was then married to Nellie Donahoe on December31, 1919. She died in 1973. Mr. Casler was a life-long dairy farmer and had always resided at the same location. He was a member of the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church and a 63-year member of the Sauquiot Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Dairymen's League for 55 years; a mem ber of the Herkimer County Farm Bureau; the Herkimer County Extension Service and the Republican Club of Southern Herkimer County. He also served as Town Clerk in the Town of Litchfield for 26 years. Surviving are seven sons, Fred, Clayville; James A., Frankfort; Stanley, Clayville; Homer, West Exeter; George, Ithaca; Robert, Canajoharie and Earl Richard, Clayville; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth) Paddock, Oklahoma City, OK and Mrs. James (Doris) Wagner, Keene, NH; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildrn; and one niece, Mrs. William (Laura) Dwyer, Albany. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Wilcox Funeral Home, West Winfield, with the Rev. John Scovil officiating. Burial will be in Cedarville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Funeral Home. The Masons will conduct services Friday evening at 8:30. For those so wishing, memorials may be made to the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church or the Cedarville Ambulance Fund.
Former Postmaster Dies
in Cedarvile Cedarville
Charles D. Hopkins, 69, Cedarville postmaster 35 yearsand a business man, died after a long illness, Apr. 2, 1944, in his Cedarville home. Mr. Hopkins was born in Cedarville, son of Silas and Wealthy Brown Hopkins. He conducted a grocery store and sold machinery until he became ill several weeks ago. At that time the Post Ofice at Cedarville was abolished but his family continued the store. He was a member of West Winfield Lodge, F&AM, and the P.U. Chapel, Cedarville. He married Miss Elizabeth Casler Oct. 10, 1894. She survives with a daughter, Laura, and a son, Harry, all of Cedarville. The funeral will be privately at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins
CEDARVILLE-Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins, 99, formerly of Cedarville, died Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Laura) Dwyer, of 165 Southern Blvd., Albany. She was born in the Town of Richfield, daughter of Frederick and Julia Champion Mixter Casler. She was married to Charles Hopkins in 1894. The couple operated the Hopkins General Store and post office in Cedarville. Mr. Hopkins died in 1940. Mrs. Hopkins lived in Cedarvillle until 1966. Besides her daughter, she leaves a brother, Charles Casler, Clayville. The funeral will be at 1 tomorrow in the People's Undenominational Church, Cedarville, with burial in Cedarvile Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 today in the Dasher Funeral Home, Albany.
Marion L. Averell
LITTLE FALLS-MOHAWK Marion L. Averell 73, of RD #2, Mohawk, NY, (Travis Rd.), passed away Thursday, September 18, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, following a brief illness. She is the wife of Herbert J. Averell, Sr. She is a member of the Community Baptist Church of Miller's Mills. The funeral will be held Sunday, September 21, at 1 p.m. from The Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, NY. Friends are invited to pay their respects Friday evening from 7-9 and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9. Member of the Winfield Lodge #418 Order of the Eastern Star will call in a body at the funeral home Saturday evening at 8 p.m. to conduct ritualistic services.
Mary C. Jones
Ilion--Mrs. Mary C. Jones, 66, widow of Morrell Jones, died Sept. 4, 1944, in the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles D. Hopkins, Cedarville, after a long illness. Born in the Champion Homestead Farm, Route 20, Town of Richfield, she was a daughter of Fred and Julia Champion Casler. She lived in the towns of Richfield, Litchfield and Columbia. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Jerusalem Hill, Winfield Chapter 318, OES, Litchfield Grange, Herkimer County Ponoma Grange and the state and national Grange organizations. Mr. Jones, whom she married Feb. 22.1911, died Dec. 13, 1929. Besides her sister, she leaves a _____Charles B. Casler, Litchfield, _____and several nieces and nephews. The funeral wil be at_____tomorrow from the home of _______Hopkins.
Watertown Daily Times, Sept. 16,
1960 p. 10
MRS. CATHERINE BENEDICT DIES
Chaumont Woman, 95, Former Seamstress, Expires - Private Service Sunday. Chaumont, Sept. 16 - Mrs. Catherine H. Benedict, 95, one of the oldest residents of the north country and widow of William H. Benedict, died Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Farmer nursing home, Pillar Point. A private funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Clark funeral home, Chaumont, with Rev. Thomas J. Carlisle, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery, Chaumont. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lela Slate, Lockport; Mrs. Charles (Ethel) VanDewalker, Watertown, and Mrs. Elmer (Edna) Gillan, also of Watertown, and three sons, Ralph Adams, Paris, Tex, Douglas Adams, Brownville, and Isaac Adams, Chaumont. All the children are by Mrs. Benedict's first marriage. Mrs. Benedict was born Nov. 25, 1865, on the canal boat, New Brunswick. Her father William Henry Hulsaver, Canandaigua, had been employed on the Erie Canal for a number of years at the time of her birth. Her mother was the former Mary Douglas, Redwood. When she was about seven years old, her father died and two years later, her mother. Following the death of her parents she came to Watertown to live with her grandparents. She began earning her living as a seamstress when she was ten years old and continued until weakening eyesight forced her to give up her livelihood at 82. She was well known in the Chaumont area for years for the high quality quilts that she made. She was married to Frank R. Adams, Chaumont, in that village Jan. 17, 1882 with the Rev. Mr. Higbie, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. They owned and operated farms in the Chaumont area for many years until he retired in 1922. They purchased one of the Hiram Copeley farms around 1900 and operated it until Mr. Adams retired. After his retirement the couple took a long postponed wedding trip west to Chicago and visited relatives in that city and Rochester. The couple celebrated their golden wedding Jan. 17, 1932. They had moved to the village of Chaumont following the trip west where Mrs. Benedict continued her work as a seamstress and her husband devoted his time to gardening. He died Aug. 13, 1935 and after his death Mrs. Benedict came to live in Watertown. At the age of 81, April 11, 1947, she was married to William H. Benedict, then 79, in a ceremony performed in Bethany Methodist church by Rev. Lisle B. Caldwell. Mr. Benedict had been employed by M.S. Soper contractors many years until retirement in 1936. The Benedicts lived at 525 Pearl St. Mr. Benedict died April 25 at the Farmer Nursing Home, Pillar Point. The couple sold their home in 1957 and moved to the Nursing Home. Watertown Daily Times, Thursday, July 11, 1968
CHAUMONT NATIVE, 69, SUCCUMBS
Chaumont - Ralph Adams, 69, of St. Petersburg, FL, a native of Chaumont, died Wednesday at his home as a result of a heart attack. Funeral will be Saturday in St. Petersburg, Burial will be in Florida. Besides his wife Mrs. Anne Clarkin Adams, he is survived by three sisters Mrs. Ethel Van De Water, Utica, Mr. Leila Slate, Lockport, Mrs. Edna Gillen, Watertown, and two brothers, Douglas, Brownville and Isaac, Chaumont, nieces and nephews. Born in June 1899, in Chaumont, son of Frank and Kate Hulsaver Adams, he attended local schools and worked at the Crescent milling co. until 1920 when he attended Pratt Institute 0f Technology, New York. He was employed by he Edison light co. Detroit MI until 1920, when he was transferred to the Westinghouse Co. in Detroit until his retirement in 1962. The couple moved to FL in 1962. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Edna P. Adams Gillan
Watertown Daily Times, July 22,
Mrs. Edna P. Adams Gillan, 75, wife of Elmer J. Gillan, Watertown-Adams road, a mile from the city limits, died at 6 Sunday morning in the House of the Good Samaritan of a cerebral hemorrhage with which she was suddenly stricken at her home Saturday night about 9. The funeral will be Tuesday morning at 11 at the Simpson funeral home. Rev. Thomas J. Carlisle, pastor of the Stone Street Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookside cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening. A brother, Ralph Adams, died at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 69 on July 10, only 12 days ago. Surviving Mrs. Gillan, besides her husband, a retired carpenter, are four children, Mrs. Norman (Ruth A.) White, Smithville, Mrs. Levi (Sybil C.) Wilder, Elyria, O., Elden J. Gillan, Burrville-Barnes Corners road, and C. Keith Gillan, Loudonville, N.Y., seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, L.Douglas Adams, Brownville, and Isaac Adams, Chaumont, and two sisters, Mrs. Lela Slate, Lockport, and Mrs. Eathel Vandewalker, Marcy, N.Y. Mrs. Gillan suffered the hemorrhage while she was at work in the laundry room. Her husband found her lying unconscious on the floor there a few minutes later. She was removed to the hospital, being admitted at 9:45 p.m., but never regained consciousness. She had appeared to be in her usual health. She and her husband had attended a clambake in Baldwinsville Saturday. Mrs. Gillan was born at Chaumont May 3, 1893, a daughter of Frank R. and Katherine Hulsaver Adams. She spent the early part of her life there. She was married to Elmer J. Gillan of Chaumont, a native of Black River, at Eastwood Sept. 14, 1915. She resided in Watertown and vicinity thereafter except two years spent at Chaumont. She and her husband had lived on the Adams road since 1932. Mrs. Gillan had been active in Boy Scouts, PTA and 4-H club circles. (* Mrs. Edna Adams Gillan was married to Frank G. Plato in 1909. He died in St. Lawrence, NY on April 12, 1915. - ELI)
Sarah Louise Polly Casler
June 1965 Mrs. Sarah Casler, 86,
of Falls, Dies
LITTLE FALLS--Mrs. Sarah Louise Casler, 86, of 10 Glen Ave., died yesterday in Little Falls Hospital. Born Feb. 27, 1879, in New Hartford, a daughter of Edwin R. and Louise Blackstone Polly, she was married to Frederick Casler in 1909. He died in 1939. She was a member of Millers Mills Church and a 50 year member of Millers Mills Grange. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Eagan, Little Falls, with whom she lived. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Chapman Funeral Home, with burial in Cedarville Cemetery. The Rev. Ernest A. Droppa and Dr. John W. Elliot of Millers Mills, will officiate. Calling hours are7 to 9 tonight, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow.