from collection of Judy Morgan, May 2007
obit Friday, Aug 9, 1968, Greene, NY newspaper
SIDNEY-------Wilbur S. Campbell, 81, of Unadilla Rd 2, died Thursday, August 8, at The Hospital, Sidney, after an extended illness. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at C.H. Landers Chapel, Sidney, with the Rev. George E. Youngs, Vestal, officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene. Mr Campbell was born February 12, 1887, in Chenango Forks, son of Millard and Alta (Doxie) Campbell. He married Katherine L. Brown, who died March 14, 1962. He had resided in the Sidney area for the past nine years and formerly lived in Fort Myers, Florida. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Fort Myers.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs Doris L. Higgs, Binghamton, two sons, Donald Z. Campbell, Unadilla Rd 2, and Charles B. Campbell, state of Maryland, one sister, Mrs Mildred Gulledge, Somerset, NJ, and twelve grandchildren. Friends may call at the C.H. Landers Chapel Friday at their convenience. The family will be in attendance 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
obit 2/8/1920 "Sidney Enterprise", Sidney, NY
Annie Baldwin Bedell
Mrs Albert Bedell was 58 years of age. She was a native of Westville, Otsego Co. Her maiden name was Annie Baldwin, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Philo Baldwin, and she was the youngest of a large family of children. She was united in marriage to Mr Bedell Oct 17, 1883. Following their marriage they moved to a farm near Merrickville which they continuously occupied until about five years ago when they moved to this village. After their children had grown up and married they had accumulated a small petence and they had settled in our village to enjoy their sunset. As she had always been industrious in her life on the farm, she anticipated years of happiness in the days that were coming. Much illness had prevented her enjoyment of those days.
Her funeral was held this afternoon at her home at 2 o'clock. Rev. A.D. Finch was officiating clergyman. Burial was in Prospect Hill cemetery. She is survived by her husband, the daughter mentioned, and one son, Delmar of this village.
obit Jan 31, 1920 "Sidney Enterprise", Sidney, NY
Annie Baldwin Bedell
When a beloved mother, the light and cheer of the home, is taken away by death, the desolation in the family is indeed deep, almost to the point of losing courage. Such was the visitation last Saturday, 24th inst, that came to the home of Albert Bedell, when a beloved wife and tender loving mother was taken from their home circle. And another tinge of great sadness was added to her last moments while Mrs Bedell waited for the arrival from Harpersville of her daughter, Mrs. E. Greaser. That satisfaction by fate was denied to her; the train was late and Mrs Greaser arrived after a dear mother had departed to the land from whose bourne no traveller returns. Mrs Bedell was 58 years of age, an exemplary Christian woman, devoted to home, family and friends. It is a great sadness to all and the deepest sympathy goes forth to the family so deeply bereaved. The services Wednesday were largely attended, Sidney Chapter, O.E.S, representing the Franklin chapter, of which Mrs Bedell was a member. Rev. A.D. Finch officiated. Surviving in the immediate family are her husband, Albert Bedell, one daughter and a son, Delmar Bedell.
obit Dec 18, 1930 "Sidney Enterprise", Sidney, NY
Mr Albert Bedell died at his home on Cartwright avenue in this village at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning at the age of 68 years, of bronchial pneumonia after an illness of about ten days. Mr Bedell was born at Bullock Hill, this county, on Feb 2, 1862, the son of James and Alice (Lockwood) Bedell, and nearly all his life was spent on the farm. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Baldwin of Milford on Dec 17, 1883, who died in 1920. To them were born a son, Delmer Bedell of this village, and a daughter, Mrs Jennie Gleaser of Johnstown, who survive him, and to them the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends is extended in their bereavement.
Mr Bedell retured from the farm at Merrickville and came to Sidney to live sixteen years ago, in 1914. During his residence in the village he served for two or three terms as village street commissioner, and until his health began to fail after that time he had charge of Prospect Hill cemetery, both of which positions he filled to the satisfaction of those in charge. Mr Bedell was of very kindly disposition and numbered among his friends all with whom he became acquainted. While not a member of any church denomination, he was an attendant at the Sidney Methodist church as long as health permitted, and was a contributor to the financial affairs of that church. The funeral services were held at the home on Cartwright avenue Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A.D. Finch, a former pastor and friend, of Athens, Pa., officiating; the interment was in Prospect Hill cemetery in this village.
obit Franklin, NY - no date given (July 1986)
Crash Kills Former Franklin Sisters
Two former Franklin women were among six who died in one car Sunday at Mount Holly, NJ when the vehicle was rammed by a stolen state police cruiser. The victims had been enroute to church. They included Janice E. Carmody of Leviittown, Pa who was celebrating her 51st birthday and Frances Baldwin, 49, Elmira, who were sisters. The driver of the stolen vehicle, Steven Bolling, 25, survived the crash and faces six counts of vehicular homicide.
Born at Oneonta Mrs Janice Carmody was born at Oneonta July 20, 1935 to Clarence and Marion Hoyt Baldwin. She had resided at Levittown for eight years and before that at Newburgh where she operated a radio paging service. A graduate of Philadelphia College of the Bible, she was a social worker for the Co-Mann Association, Levittown. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bristol, Pa.
Two brothers, John O. Baldwin of Daytona Beach, Fl and Wayne H. Baldwin of Sidney Center, survive. Services for both will be Friday at 3 from Sidney Center Baptist church, Rev. Jerry Shriver in charge. Both sisters will be buried in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin. Arrangements are by Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral home, Franklin, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday when the family will be in attendance. Contributions in the name of the sisters may be made to their late churches or the Sidney Center Baptist Church.
obit Franklin, Delaware Co, NY - July 1986
Franklin-----Miss Frances E. Baldwin, 49, of Elmira and formerly of Franklin died Sunday, July 20, in Moorestown, N.J. as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born April 11, 1937, in Oneonta, the daughter of Clarence and Marion (Hoyt) Baldwin. A resident of Elmira for the past 13 years, she formerly lived in Panama City, Fla. She was a graduate of Baptist Seminary, Johnson City, a teacher at Horseheads, N.Y. Christian Academy, and a member of the Horseheads Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, John O. Baldwin of Dayton Beach, Fla, and Wayne H. Baldwin of Sidney Center, one niece, one nephew and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Sidney Center Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Shriver, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin. Friernds may call at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, when the family will be in attendance. Contributions may be made to the Horseheads Baptist Church or the Sidney Center Baptist Church.
obit Franklin, NY newspaper - no date given (Feb 1989)
Franklin-----Elmer C. Baldwin, 83, of Franklin, died Friday, Feb 24, 1989 at his residence. He was born Feb 24, 1906, in Merrickville, the son of Orrin Z. and Elizabeth (Elderkin) Baldwin. He married Brenda M. North June 27, 1934, in the town of Franklin. He was a retired carpenter and for many years was employed by the Hyzer Feed Company in Franklin. He was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of the Sidney Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. he also was an avid sports enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Robert J. Baldwin, of Holland Patent, two daughters, Mrs Beverly Mukhar, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs Jean Henderson, of Modesto, Calif., one sister, Mrs Marion Pinney, of Sidney, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren , several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb 27, in the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, with Mr D. William Green, minister, officiating. Burial will be later at the Ouleout Cemetery, Franklin. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Emergency Squad.
obit Newport News, Va - no date of obit (Aug 1993)
Newport News, Va------Marion B. Pinney, 86, of Newport News, Va., formerly of Sidney Center, died Monday, Aug 23, 1993, at the Riverside Convanescent Center in Newport News. Mrs Pinney was born June 9, 1907, in Merrickville, the daughter of Orrin Z. and Elizabeth (Elderkin) Baldwin. She married Arnold L. Pinney on Aug 26, 1933, in Sidney Center. He died Dec 24, 1986.
Mrs Pinney was a member of the Sidney Center Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Edward Pinney of Newport News, Va., one daughter, Marlene Pinney of Tucson, Ariz., three grandchildren, Greg Pinney of Sidney, Andrea Bentley of Oswego and Spencer Pinney of Sacramento, Calif., five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug 27, in the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Jerry Shriver, pastor of the Sidney Center Baptist Church, officiating. He will also officiate committal services at Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at which time the family will be in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross in Mrs Pinney's name. Funeral arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett funeral Home, Franklin.
obit Sidney Center, NY - Dec 1986
Sidney Center--------Arnold L. Pinney, 76, of Sidney Center died Wednesday, Dec 24, at The Hospital, Sidney. He was born Feb 2, 1910, in Meredith Square, the son of Arthur and Maude (Kettle) Pinney. He married Marion Baldwin, who survivies, on Aug 26, 1933 in Sidney Center.
A lifelong area resident, he was a machine repairman for ECD Bendix, Sidney, retiring in 1977, and a member of the I.A.M.& A. W. Sidney Local 15290. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Edward A. Pinney of Newport News, Va., one daughter, Miss Marlene A. Pinney of Tucson, Ariz., three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, Joseph Pinney and Arthur Pinney, Jr., both of Treadwell, and Robert Pinney and Harold Pinney, both of Unadilla, three sisters, Mrs Ailene Jester of East Meredith, Mrs Florence Constable of Sidney Center, and Mrs Almeda Coulette of Otego, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, dec 27, in the Kenneth L. Bennett funeral Home, Franklin.
obit July 1939 Franklin, NY
(From Franklin correspondent)
Mrs Hattie Baldwin Thomas died Monday morning at nine in the Walton hospital where she was being treated for heart trouble. About a year ago she suffered a shock which incapacitated her from walking and she was confined to her room the greater part of the time. Funeral services were conducted at Howard's funeral home Thursday at 2 o'clock with Rev. Meredith Dallman officiating. Burial was made in the Ouleout Valley cemetery.
Mrs Thomas was born at Schenevus on Sept 15, 1878, the daughter of Orrin Baldwin and Christina Owen Baldwin. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Thomas, of Merrickville, one daughter, Mrs Douglas Dunshee, and one brother, also of Merrickville, two sisters, Mrs Bert Upright of Oneonta, and Mrs John White of Caldwell, N.J., four grandchildren of Merrickville and several nieces and nephews. Mrs Thomas was highly respected by all who knew her. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing family.
obit "Oneonta Daily Star", Wednesday, September 17, 2003
WALTON--- Leroy A. Furman, 81, of Walton passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Warwarsing, the son of Arthur and Katie (Countryman) Furman. He married Fern Dunshee on Dec. 4, 1941, in Walton.
Leroy served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a heavy machine gunner. Leroy was awarded the following: European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with one Battle Star, Combat Infantry Badge, World War II Victory Ribbon, American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal. He received a Purple Heart for being badly wounded in combat. When he recovered from his war wound, he returned to Walton, where he worked for Queens Farms driving trucks for many years. Afterwards, he started farming just outside of Walton. He also worked as a mechanic. He was a member of the American Legion Post 32, the VFW in Walton, and the Teamster's Union. He enjoyed driving stock cars at the track in Morris. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his wife, Fern Furman, of Walton; his children and their spouses, Betty and Wayne Brown of Oregon, Evelyn and Franklin Fish of Hancock, June and John Phoenix of Walton, and Douglas and Joanne Furman of Walton; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Arthur Furman of Walton and James and his wife, Zelphia, of Sidney Center; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A service to celebrate the life of Leroy A. Furman will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at the Lyon Bros.-Way Funeral Home, 102 Delaware St., Walton, with the Rev. Peggy Fabrizio, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Walton, officiating. Burial will follow in the Walton Cemetery, where he will be accorded military honors. Friends may call on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lyon Bros.-Way Funeral Home, when the family will be in attendance. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be made to the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford, NY 13830. Arrangements are by the Lyon Bros.-Way Funeral Home, Walton.
obit 4/2/1942 "The Sidney Enterprise, Sidney, NY
Delmar A. Bedell passed away suddenly at his home on West Main street Wednesday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock, from a heart attack. He had been working at the Sciatilla Magneto that morning and came home to his noon meal, complaining of feeling ill, and a few hours later expired from the heart attack.
Mr Bedell was born at Merrickville Jan 31, 1887, the son of Albert and Annie (Baldwin) Bedell. He was united in marriage on June 29, 1914, with Miss Mabel Wright of Walton. Mrs Bedell took residence in their newly purchased home on West Main street, where for the past 28 years they have resided. Mr Bedell was held in high esteem in the community, and many friends will extend deep sympathy to the bereaved family. He is survived by his wife and son, Donald Bedell, a sister, Mrs Jennie Greaser of Johnstown and several cousins. A daughter passed away a few years ago. The funeral services will be held at the West Main street home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Roy T. Henwood, pastor of the Sidney Methodist church, officiating. The burial will be in Prospect HIll cemetery.
obit Oct 29, 1976 - Walton, NY
Luscomb Was Village Trustee
Arthur Ira Luscomb, former Walton resident and one time village trustee, died Friday morning, Oct. 29, at the hospital in Sidney following an extended illness. He was 75 years old. Mr. Luscomb was born in Walton June 2, 1901 to Ira Delos and Mary Marshnac Luscomb. He was married Dec. 25, 1922 at Downsville, to the former Ada S. Shaw, daughter of Sherman and Arvilla Weidman Shaw, who died in 1952. He married secondly Grace Armstrong who died in 1970.
Mr. Luscomb retired in 1972 after 54 years in the creamery business, most recently having been associated with East Smithfield Farms, East Smithfield, PA while making his home at Sayre, PA. He was a former superintendent of Breakstone operations in Walton. He was a former Mason and past member of the United Presbyterian church, Walton. He had joined the Breakstone firm in 1927.
He is survived by one son, Douglas Arthur Luscomb and wife, the former Juel Smith; a brother, John R. Luscomb of Vienna, VA and a half-brother, Cecil Stone of Downsville. Services were Sunday at Lyon Brothers' chapel here with Rev. Donald Batholomay of Sidney United Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Walton cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Sidney hospital in his name.
obit "The Walton Reporter", Sat. May 16, 1903, Walton, NY
A Sudden Death
Ira Luscomb died at the home of his grandfather, Rufus Wakeman, Liberty Street, Monday afternoon, after a few days illness, aged 25 years. Mr. Luscomb whose home is in Shinhopple, walked to Walton village, a distance of nine miles the Wednesday before, to consult a physician. He continued to grow worse and the next day or so took to his bed. His disease was tubercular meningitis. He leaves a wife and two children. He was a son of Delos Luscomb.
obit "The Walton Chronicle", June 1883
In Walton, June 2nd, Mr Wm. Luscomb, aged 70 years
obit 8/4/1881 "The Walton Chronicle", Walton, New York - (Rachel Rhines Luscomb)
On Houck Hill, Walton, July 29th, Rachel, wife of Wm Luscomb, aged 72 years.
obit Dec 14, 1962 - Unadilla, Otsego Co, NY
Norris Howland born in Walton, NY
UNADILLA. - Norris Wiliams Howland, died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the home of his son, William Howland, in Sand Hill (Unadilla, R.D.). He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Howland was 79 years old.
He was born in Walton, Feb. 28, 1883, the son of William M. (s/b P.) and Rachel (Houck) (s/b Luscomb) Howland. He married Cynthia Niles about 1907. A foundryman by trade, he had lived in Margaretville until last April when he came to Sand Hill to make his home with his son.
He was a member of the Baptist church and the Order of Redmen. Surviving besides his son are a daughter, Mrs. Lucia Letterer of Binghamton; a half brother, Dwight Howland of St. Cloud, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 1 Saturday at the Bailey Funeral home in Otego, Rev. Homer Wetherbee of West Oneonta Baptist church officiating. The place of burial is West Oneonta cemetery.
obit "Walton Reporter", Walton, NY, 4/16/1970
Mrs Mabel Bedell, 98, of Sidney died Saturday, April 11 at Carrie Eells Smith Nursing Home, Walton where she had been a patient three years. Funeral services were Tuesday at 11 in C.H. Landers Chapel, Sidney, Rev. Donald W. Bartholomay, pastor of the united Methodist Church of Sidney officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
Mrs Bedell was born April 2, 1881 at Cannonsville, the daughter of James M. and H. Estelle (Leonard) Wright. She was married to Delmer A. Bedell who died April 1, 1942 at Sidney, She was a resident of the Sidney area for more than 50 years. She was a member of the United Methodist church Sidney and Home Demonstration department of Delaware County Extension Service. Surviving are one son, Donald A. Bedell, Lanham, Md., one sister, Miss Katherine Wright, Walton.