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BARNES, Mrs. Minnie COVERT BARNES, Mrs. Minnie COVERT BENNETT, Lynn W.
CHASE, Oscar P. COGSWELL, J. Harry CONGDON, Mrs. David
COOLEY, Fred L. COON, Mrs. Mable A. CORNELIUS, Dana H.
DAVIS, Hall A. DOBBS, Mrs. Ella F. EASTMAN, Charles
ENGLISH, Mrs. George W. ENGLISH, Mrs. Hattie L. GENUNG, Mrs. Allie M.
GUERLAC, Mrs. Helen FINCH HALL, Everett W. HENRY, Mrs. Ada
HEUSER, Mrs. Gustave HOWELL, Mrs. Frances C. HULATT, Mrs. Elizabeth
HYDE, Asa F. KERNEN, Mrs. Alleen LOVE, John S.
LUCE, William MARTIN, Edson Jay MCCARTHY, John F.
MURPHY, John OLIVER, George POUCHER, Mrs. Clara Ethelda
PRESWICK, Miss Cornelia PRICE, Edward REED, Arthur M.
RILEY, Mrs. Doris SEARLES, Cornelius SHURGER, Mrs. Sarah J.
SLOUGHTER, Mrs. Estella STEVENS SNYDER, Elwyn J. STREILE, Frank C.
TAVELLI, Mrs. Margherita TEETER, Harold C. THILLY, Mrs. Frank
TURNER, Mrs. Clara DOUD TWIST, Salem .

MURPHY, John, Engineer, Dies at 84
John Linley MURPHY, 84, a former operating engineer for the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and widely known in Masonic circles, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, Sept. 16, 1946, at his home, 602 N. Cayuga St. He had been with the corporation for 20 years before his retirement in 1940.
He began his career as an engineer with the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company with which he was associated for 10 years, then entered the employ of the J. G. White Engineering Company. He came to Ithaca in October, 1917, in connection with the company's interest in the Ithaca Traction Corporation. He became operating engineer for the Electric & Gas Corporation in 1920. He was active in Masonic circles for more than 40 years, having joined Constantine Commandery 48 in New York City in 1903. In 1934 he transferred his membership to St. Augustine Commandery 38, of this city, in which he was elected commander in 1942 at the age of 80. Through his Masonic affiliations, he made many friends.
His other Masonic affiliations included memberships in Cornerstone Lodge 367, F. and A. Masons of Brooklyn; Ivy Chapter 238, Royal Arch Masons of Brooklyn, and the Ithaca Masonic Club. He was also a member of the First Methodist Church.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Miss Minnie A. MURPHY of Ithaca and Mrs. Allan B. REED of Aberdeen, Md.; a newphew, Samuel WASSON of Bellefonte, Pa.; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St. The Rev. Henry G. Budd, minister of the First Methodist Church will officiate, and members of the St. Augustine Commandery, Knights Templar, will have charge of Masonic services. Burial services will be held Thursday in Centre County, Pa., where interment will be in Gray's Cemetery, following prayer services at Bellefonte, Pa., with the Rev. Willis Hartsock of Williamsport, Pa., officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and members of the commandery will meet at Masonic Temple at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

RILEY, Mrs. Doris
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris RILEY of the Lake Shore Rd. Who died at the home of her sister in Nanitowoc, Wis., Friday, Aug. 30, 1946, will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Herson Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St. and a High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated in the Church of Immaculate Conception at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.

PRESWICK, Miss Cornelia
Miss Cornelia PRESWICK died at her home, 501 N. Tioga St., Sunday, Sept. 8, 1946. Daughter of the late Henry W. PRESWICK and Amelia MITCHELL PRESWICK, she was born in Forest Home and was a lifelong resident of Tompkins County.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gilbert Memorial Home, 125 E. Buffalo St., with the Rev. Edward L. Christie, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. There are no near surviving relatives.

PRICE, Edward
Edward PRICE, 41, of 304 Bryant Ave., died in Memorial Hospital today, Sept. 9, 1946, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theresa PRICE; 3 sons, James, John and Edward PRICE, all of Ithaca and 2 sisters Mrs. Leo GUENTERT of Ithaca and Mrs. Mary GOFFRON of Kirkwood, MO.
Funeral services will be held in the Herson Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St., at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. A High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening.

SHURGER, Mrs. Sarah J.
Mrs. Sarah J. SHURGER, 56, of 419 S. Geneva St., died today, Sept. 12, 1946, in Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Roy C. SHURGER; a son, Roy F. SHURGER of the Army; a grandson, Greger SHURGER of Ithaca; a granddaughter, Miss Carol Ann SHURGER of Ithaca; 2 nieces, Misses Shirley and Phyllis JAYNE of Etna, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday wit the Rev. Henry G. Budd, minister of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

DAVIS, Hall A.
Hall A. DAVIS, 56, of 219 S. Plain St. died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Sept. 11, 1946, in Memorial. He leaves his wife, Della DAVIS, 2 sisters, Mrs. Annie COLLINS of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Addie B. YOUNG of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 2 brothers, Thomas DAVIS of Mt. Vernon and Robert DAVIS of Winston-Salem; an uncle, Alexander DAVIS, of York, S.C., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. E. O. Clarke, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Lake View Cemetery.
He was a member and trustee of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Scoutmaster of Troop 14, chairman of house committee of the South Side Center and a member of the International Brotherhood of the New York State Gas and Electric Corporation.

TURNER, Mrs. Clara DOUD
Mrs. Clara DOUD TURNER, 85, died at her home, 409 E. Buffalo St., Friday, Sept. 13, 1946. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harold B. PICKERING of Ithaca; a granddaughter, Mrs. Coreva GARMAN of Long Beach, Calif.; 2 grandsons, Turner A. DAVIES of Brooklyn and Thomas A. DAVIES Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St., with Rev. Anson Bell officiating. Burial will be in Elgin, Ill.

REED, Arthur M.
Death Ends Honeymoon of Cortland Man Who Wed Former Ithacan (Feb. 10, 1926)
Death has terminated the honeymoon of Mrs. Ina S. DAVENPORT, formerly of this city, and Arthur M. REED, prominent Cortland County farmer. Word has been received here that Mr. REED died this morning at York, Pa. The couple were on their wedding trip.
Mrs. DAVENPORT and Mr. REED were married at the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Cortland on February 2. They were attended by Miss Gwendolyn DAVENPORT and Howard R. REED, daughter and son, respectively, of the principals.
They left afterwards for a motor trip on which they intended visiting Washington, D.C. and Virginia, before returning to their home on the REED farms, south of Cortland. Mr. REED was taken ill at York, Pa., and remained in a critical condition until his death this morning.

CONGDON, Mrs. David (March 15, 1926)
Mrs. David CONGDON, 68, a well known resident of the Town of Danby, died at her home this morning after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Walter and Howard WELCH of Dryden; three stepsons, Ollin CONGDON of Danby, A. J. CONGDON of Newfield, and Raymond CONGDON of this city; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred OLTZ of Newfield. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

BARNES, Mrs. Minnie COVERT
Mrs. Minnie COVERT BARNES, 74, of 110 E. Marshall St., formerly of Interlaken died early today, Jan. 23, 1952, at Biggs Hospital after a long illness. She was amember of the Interlaken Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, and Rebekahs of Interlaken.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jay GEE of Ithaca; two grandchildren, PFC William I. GEE with the U.S. Army at Camp Drum and Mrs. Ruth CONOVER of Ithaca; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert NEVILLE of Valdosta, Ga., and Mrs. Lena MILLER of Seneca Falls; a brother, Edward COVERT of Interlaken and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

BARNES, Mrs. Minnie COVERT
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie COVERT BARNES of 110 E. Marshall St., formerly of Interlaken, who died Jan. 23, 1952, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hurlbut Funeral Home, Interlaken, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Arnold, pastor of the Greene Baptist Church officiating. Bearers were Herbert VAN OSTRAND, Francis GERMAN, Jay GEE, and William GEE. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery, Interlaken.

MCCARTHY, John F.
Funeral services for John F. MCCARTHY, Cornell University proctor and retired Ithaca police captain who died Jan. 27, 1952, were held at 8:15 a.m. today at his home, 313 W. Seneca St., followed by a High Mass of Requiem in the Church of the Immaculate Conception with the Rev. William Byrne, pastor, as celebrant.
Active bearers were Chief William E. SIMMERS, Capts. Howard E. BRUSTER and Herbert L. VAN OSTRAND, Detective Edward J. MOORE, and Sgts. Martin J. O'BRIEN and Raymond C. WILKINSON of the Ithaca Police Department. The honor guard consisted of members of the Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell Campus Patrol in uniform.
Honorary bearers were Deans C. C. MURDOCK and Frank C. BALDWIN, Robert BROSSMAN, James E. MATTHEWS Sr., Prof. Thomas SILK, Harry G. STUTZ, William B. WILKINSON, James CONLEY, Bert T. BAKER, D. F. HEAD, William H. BURNS, Peter F. MAXON, John LEACHTNEAUER, John H. KELLY, Joseph S. BARR, Harold SIMPSON, Daniel CROWLEY, Mayor Ivan COOK and Police Commissioner Truman K. POWERS.
Also Fire Chief Raymond TRAVIS and Assistant Chief Herman FRANTZ, Sheriff Clifford HALL, Stanley SHAW, Frank LAVERTY, Floyd SPRINGER, City Judge Edward J. CASEY, Bernard M. CLAREY, Clarence HANTON, Sam WOODSIDE, Patrick HARTNETT, Daniel GALLAGHER, Arthur BURNS, Charles MACDOUGALL, Daniel FLYNN, and Lt. Joseph A. MURPHY of the State Police. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery where the Rev. John S. Maloney said the prayers at the grave.

TEETER, Harold C.
Funeral services for Harold C. TEETER of Jacksonville who died Jan. 18, 1952, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Wagner Funeral Home, 431 N. Aurora St., with the Rev. Floyd Morris of Poplar Ridge officiating. Bearers all past captains of Tornado Hook and Ladder Company 3, were George VAN EPPS, Leland CRAWFORD, Robert W. ROBINSON, Herbert SPENCER, Harold E. WILCOX, and Gordon READ. Burial was in North Lansing Cemetery.

HALL, Everett W.
Everett W. HALLL, 36, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, 1952, at his home on the Creek Rd., Etna, Ithaca RD 2. He had been employed at Willard Straight HALL, Cornell University. He served 4 years with the U.S. Army in World War 2.
He is survived by this wife, Mrs. Virginia HALL; 2 sons, Robert and Michael HALL and a daughter, Susan HALL all of Etna; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett H. HALL of Newfield RD 1; 5 sisters, Mrs. George BUCKINGHAM of Five Corners, Mrs. Stephen DASSANCE and Miss Olive HALL of Groton, and Mrs. Harry STEPHEN and Mrs. Joseph SOBEL of Ithaca; 3 half-brothers; 4 half-sisters; several nieces and nephews; 2 uncles; an aunt, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Gilbert Memorial Home with the Rev. W. W. Strite of Varna officiating. Interment will be int he family plot in Hayts Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home.

OLIVER, George
George OLIVER, 83, formerly of Olean and Washington, D.C., who had been making his home with a son, Vincent G. OLIVER of Enfield, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, 1952, while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude PETERSON, in Jamestown. Surviving are 3 other daughters, Miss Ethel and Miss Velois OLIVER of Washington, D.C. and Miss Grace OLIVER of Ithaca; another son, Francis OLIVER of Washington, D.C.; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and a brother. A High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church, Olean, at 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Washington, D.C.

SLOUGHTER, Mrs. Estella STEVENS
Mrs. Estella STEVENS SLOUGHTER, 83, died at her home on the Slaterville Rd., early today, Jan. 30, 1952, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Martin SLOUGHTER; a son, Ernest SLOUGHTER, both of the Slaterville Rd.; a brother, Ezra STEVENS of Willseyville; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Brooktondale Baptist Church, with the Rev. F. E. Steiger officiating. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Middaugh Funeral Home on the Coddington Rd.

LOVE, John S.
John S. LOVE, 63, died this morning at his home, 512 Utica Street, where funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. He is survived by his wife.

SNYDER, Elwyn J.
Funeral services for Elwyn J. SNYDER were held Sunday afternoon at the Baldwin-Davis Funeral Parlors, with burial in the Snyder Hill cemetery. The Rev. Wayne G. Rose of the Free Methodist Church officiated. The bearers were M. T. WALLENBECK, Scott M. CONE, W. T. MARTIN and Earl J. TRAPP.

GENUNG, Mrs. Allie M.
Mrs. Allie M. GENUNG, 81, died at her home in Ouaquaga at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14, 1946. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the church at Willseyville, Mrs. GENGUNG's family home. She leaves a son, Robert H. GENUNGof Ouaquaga, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

LUCE, William, Dairy Founder, Dies
William A. LUCE, 60, of 410 Hillview Place, founder of the Luce Dairy Company, died today, Mar. 13, 1946, in Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Town of Lansing Nov. 14, 1885, the son of George N. and Rebecca TEETER LUCE. He took special work in dairying at Cornell in 1907 and from 1908 to 1912 was identified with the dairy plant at the University.
Thirty-two years ago Mr. LUCE founded the dairy company bearing his name. He recently formed partnership with his son, William A. LUCE Jr. In 1926 he was one of the organizers of the Arctic Ice Cream Company and was treasurer and director of this concern many years. At the time of his death he was secretary and treasurer of this company.
Mr. LUCE was an original member of the Eastern States Firearms Collectors Association, and owned one of the finest collections of guns in this region, including hand target rifles, Kentuckys, and many other old and contemporary shotguns and rifles.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church, the DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, Hobasco Lodge 716 F. and A.; Masons; Orlana Court 47, Order of Amaranth; the Tompkins County Fish & Game Club, Ithaca Gun Club, Cayuga Rifle Club, American Rifle Association, East Lansing Grange, Milk Dealers Association, and the Exchange Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marguerite SMITH LUCE; a son, William A. LUCE Jr of Ithaca; a daughter, Miss Barbara Jean LUCE of Ithaca; a brother, Raymond G. LUCE and a sister, Mrs. Hattie BUCK, both of East Lansing, a nephew and three nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Henry G. Budd will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence any time after this evening.

CHASE, Oscar P.
Oscar P. CHASE, 77, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1946, in the Odd Fellows Home, Trumansburg Rd., where he had been a resident nearly 5 years. A stepson, Frederick M. MILLSBAUGH of Haddonfield, N.J., survives. Mr. Chase was a member of Calument Lodge 67, Binghamton. The body was taken to the Allen Funeral Chapel, Newfield, for removal later in Binghamton where funeral services will be held Thursday. Burial will be in Chenango Valley Cemetery.

EASTMAN, Charles
Charles EASTMAN, 67, of the Town of Newfield, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1946, in Memorial Hospital. The body was taken to the Allen Funeral Chapel, Newfield. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

HYDE, Asa F.
Asa F. HYDE, 71, of Groton died early this morning, Mar. 13, 1946, in Cortland County Hospital after an illness of 2 weeks. A lifelong resident of Groton, he was also a member of the IOOF Lodge of Locke.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth CLARK HYDE; two daughters, Mrs. Mary CANETTO of Craryville and Mrs. Dorothy FRITZ of Beacon; a grandson, and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the home of Robert J. BOOTH, 110 Elm St., Groton. The Rev. Orlo Stewart of Locke and the Rev. Howard Deller of Groton, officiating. Burial will be in Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the home on Chipman's Corners Rd at their convenience.

SEARLES, Cornelius
Cornelius SEARLES, 57, of Mecklenburg, died Thursday, Mar. 14, 1946, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, where he had been a patient 14 weeks. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Fannie SEARLES; a son, Charles SEARLES of Mecklenburg; three daughters, Mrs. Christine KINNEY of Odessa, Miss Ruth SEARLES of Mecklenburg, and Mrs. Helen BOWER of Odessa; a brother Warren SEARLES of Ithaca, one niece and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Buchman Funeral Home, Trumansburg. The Rev. Ford Crippen, pastor of the Mecklenburg Federated Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill, Odessa.

COOLEY, Fred L.
Fred L. COOLEY, 78, died Wednesday night, Mar. 13, 1946, in the IOOF Home, Trumansburg Rd., where he had been a resident about 14 years. He was a member of Golden Scepter Lodge 693, Johnson City. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. S. S. HINE and Mrs. ELKINS, both of Johnson City, and Mrs. Robert SCOTT of Waverly.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Allen Funeral Chapel, Newfield. The Rev. Dr. A. H. Boutwell, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Ithaca, will officiate. Burial will be in Halsey Valley Cemetery.

KERNEN, Mrs. Alleen
Mrs. Alleen KERNEN, 44, of the Lake Rd., Ithaca RD 1, died Sunday, April 4, 1948 in Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edith TOUSE of Syracuse and five brothers, Charles MACKEY of Spencer, George MACKEY of Lockwood, John and Edward MACKEY of Tillamook, Ore., and Victor WESTERLUND of New York City.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St., with the Rev. Howard A. Alsdorf officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

CORNELIUS, Dana H.
Dana H. CORNELIUS, 56, a crane operator at the Cornell University Heating Plant, where he had been employed for 41 years, died Friday, Apr. 2, 1948, in Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was a member of the Veteran Firemen's Association and an honorary member of Neriton Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. 9, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose, both of Cortland.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina CORNELIUS; two sons, Lew R. CORNELIUS and Robert D. CORNELIUS, all of Ithaca; 4 grandchildren; a brother Myron CORNELIUS of Ellis Hollow; 2 sisters, Mrs. Almon MILLER of Ellis Hollow and Mrs. George MOTT of Ithaca.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Shea Funeral Home, 314 W. State St. with the Rev. R. E Charles, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience.

HENRY, Mrs. Ada
Mrs. Ada HENRY of 318 N. Plain St., died at her home Wednesday, April 1, 1948. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Tent 17, Daughters of Union Veterans, and Hawthorn Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Harry W. HENRY; two daughters, Mrs. Lyle CAMPBELL and Mrs. Clarence PRATT, both of Ithaca and two brothers, Edward SEAMANS and Carl SEAMANS of Cortland.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St. The Rev. Earl A. Noyes of the State Street Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time on Friday.
The Daughters of Union Veterans will meet there at 7 p.m. Friday to pay their respects to their late member and to have a service.

TWIST, Salem
Salem TWIST, 87, of 332 S. Cayuga St., a retired businessman, died Monday, Apr. 5, 1948, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella D. TWIST; a niece and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St., with the Rev. R. E. Charles, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in the vault in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

HULATT, Mrs. Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth HULATT, 84, of Lyons, died Monday, Apr. 5, 1948, after a short illness. Mrs. HULATT and her husband, Joseph HULATT, came to Ithaca about 10 days ago to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. H. L. BROCKWAY, 412 S. Albany St. Surviving besides her husband and her daughter is a brother, Samuel BARR of Toronto, Ont and several nephews and nieces in Toronto. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Boeheim Funeral Parlors, Lyons. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lyons.

DOBBS, Mrs. Ella F.
Mrs. Ella F. DOBBS, 85, widow of former Assistant Postmaster Albert W. DODDS, died Wednesday, Apr. 7, 1948, in Gloversville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold WAY. She had been a resident of Ithaca 55 years before moving to Gloversville 6 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church when she resided here and became affiliated with the same denomination in Gloversville. She was a member of Forest City Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Ithaca Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. WAY, Mrs. Helen WINDER of Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy VAN SISE of East Williston, L.I.; a son, Albert B. DOBBS of Port Huron, Mich.; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St. The Rev. A. H. Boutwell of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.

GUERLAC, Mrs. Helen FINCH
Mrs. Helen FINCH GUERLAC of 3 Fountain Place, widow of Prof. Othon G. GUERLAC and daughter of the late Judge Francis Miles FINCH, died Monday, Apr. 19, 1948, in Memorial Hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and secretary of the Children's Home Board of Managers. She was prominent for many years in Ithaca musical circles. She is survived by a son, Prof. Henry E. GUERLAC, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Walter A. DODDS, pastor, officiating.

HOWELL, Mrs. Frances C.
Mrs. Frances C. HOWELL, 76, a lifelong resident of Ludlowville, and the wife of Frank N. HOWELL, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1936, at her home. Surviving are her husband; a son, Fran M. HOWELL; four grandchildren and two cousins, W. L. MEAD of Hartford, Conn., and Edward HOOSE of Ithaca.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ludlowville. The Rev. H. S. Bacon will officiate and interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

ENGLISH, Mrs. George W.
Mrs. Viola E. ENGLISH, 84, died Sunday night, Mar. 29, 1936, at her home on the Slaterville Road. She is survived by five sons, Peter of Brooktondale, Elihu of Breesport, George of Ithaca, Earl of Dundee and DeForest ENGLISH of Groton; 16 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Snyder Hill Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

POUCHER, Mrs. Clara Ethelda
Services for Mrs. Clara Ethelda POUCHER, 71, will be held at the Baldwin-Davis funeral home, 421 North Aurora street, at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. F. Hastings will officiate with burial in City cemetery. She died Monday, at her home, 201 Linn street.

HEUSER, Mrs. Gustave
Mrs. Gustave HEUSER Dies Unexpectedly at Suburban Home. Mrs. Gustave Frederick HEUSER, 41, wife of Professor HEUSER of Forest Home, died unexpectedly at 1 o'clock this morning, Oct. 18, 1934, at her home.
Mrs. HEUSER, who was active in a number of organizations in this city, was graduated from Cornell University with the degrees of bachelor of arts and master of arts. She was a member of the Agricultural Circle, the Society of Cornell Dames, Forest City Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; the Forest Home Sewing Circle and the Forest Home Embroidery Club.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Gustave Frederick HEUSER Jr. and Arthur Robert HEUSER; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. BOHALL of Lowville, and three brothers, Willard BOHALL of Wyandette, Mich., Homer BOHALL of Washington, D.C., and Robert BOHALL of Lowville.
Private funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21. The Rev. Roy S. Smyres will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.

TAVELLI, Mrs. Margherita
Mrs. Margherita TAVELLI, 74, of Speedsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1953, at her home after a long illness. She is survived by 3 daughters, Miss Belle TAVELLI of Speedsville, Miss Barbara TAVELLI and Mrs. Dora RICH of Ithaca; 3 sons, Andy of Speedsville, Rudolph of Ithaca, and Elmer TAVELLI of Cortland; 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at her home with the Rev. Pope Brock of the Speedsville Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Speedsville Cemetery.

BENNETT, Lynn W.
Lynn W. Bennett, 73, died at his home, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Monday, Sept. 21, 1953. He had lived in Florida for a number of years and prior to that had been a resident of Springfield, Mass. His wife, the late Grace MOORE BENNETT, formerly of Ithaca, died in 1950. He is survived by distant cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in the Settle Funeral Home, New Smyrna. The body will be brought to Ithaca and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gilbert Memorial Home later.

THILLY, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Frank THILLY of 116 Dearborn Place died at her home, Sept. 20, 1953.
She was the widow of Dr. Frank THILLY, former professor of philosophy and ethics at Cornell, head of the Sage School of Philosophy and at one time dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He died in Ithaca Dec. 28, 1934. Mrs. THILLY is survived by two daughters, Miss Gertrude THILLY and Mrs. Harold REYNOLDS, both of New York City.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Sage Chapel. The Rev. Richard Stott, Episcopal chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in the mausoleum, Lake View Cemetery.
Mrs. THILLY, nee Jessie MATTHEWS, was active in many civic and philanthropic organizations for many years. She was one of the founders of the Community Building, president of the City Federation of Women's Organizations, member of the Board of Trustees of the Old Ladies Home, of the Student YWCA at Cornell, and of George Junior Republic of Freeville. She was also a member of the Campus Club and its president at one time.
She was the daughter of George Henry MATTHEWS, direct descendant of Tristram Coffin of England who, with eight others, bought the island of Nantucket from the Mayhew Company. Her father was professor of classical languages at the University of Missouri and at one time president of that university. Her mother was Olivia WOODSON, a descendant of Col. John WOODSON and of Col. William RANDOLPH, both of whom went to Virginia from England in the first quarter of the 17th Century. Mrs. THILLY was a collateral descendant of Thomas JEFFERSON on the maternal side through the RANDOLPH family of Virginia.

STREILE, Frank C.
Frank C. STREILE, 72, of 150 Seymour St., Syracuse, died Wednesday evening in Onondaga Hospital, Syracuse, after a short illness. He was a former resident of Ithaca and was employed here in the U.S. Conservation Department. He was a member of St. Lucy's Church and of the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth STREILE of Syracuse, and a sister, Mrs. Mary SLIPSEL of Buffalo.

COGSWELL, J. Harry
Private funeral services for J. Harry COGSWELL of Etna, who died Aug. 16, 1953, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. The Rev. Charles Hunt of the Etna Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Willow Glen Cemetery.
Bearers were Clifford TURVEREY, Lawrence MEEKER, R. R. LUMBARD, Eugene SISSION, Olin CUMMINGS, and Carl SPAULDING.

MARTIN, Edson Jay
Funeral services for Edson Jay MARTIN of Caroline RD 2, who died Aug. 17, 1953, were held Wednesday afternoon in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Slaterville. The Rev. Smith Lain of Candor, vicar of the Episcopal Tioga-Tompkins Missions, officiated. Burial was in Quick Cemetery. Bearers were Carlos BELL, John PARR, Norman PICKERT, and Ralph FULLER.

ENGLISH, Mrs. Hattie L.
Mrs. Hattie L. ENGLISH, 80, of 921 Coddington Rd. Died early Sunday, Sept. 20, 1953, at her home after a short illness. Widow of Bert E. ENGLISH, she was a lifelong resident of Ithaca and a member of the North Side Home Bureau and of the Snyder Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frederick E. CONGER, and a son, Lloyd D. ENGLISH, of Ithaca; two granddaughters, Mrs. Eloise WILLIAMSON and Mrs. Esther MONROE of Ithaca; three great grandchildren, Edward and Judy MONROE and Robert KNOWLES Jr. of Ithaca; a great-great-granddaughter Ginger Lee KNOWLES of Ithaca, and a sister, Mrs. Azubah LYNCH of Elmira. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

COON, Mrs. Mable A.
Mrs. Mabel A. COON, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1953, in Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Formerly of Freeville, she had been a resident of the Odd Fellows Home, Trumansburg Rd., for about six years. She was a member of the Freeville Methodist Church and Bright Light Rebekah Lodge 121 of Cortland.
She is survived by a stepson, James T. REILLY of Geneva; a brother, Herbert R. SEAMON of Riverdale, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Mary FOX of Dryden, and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Odd Fellows Home with the Rev. William S. Hicks, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Members of Bright Light Rebekah Lodge will also conduct their services. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Chapel, Newfield.

Thank you Mary Kreps for transcribing these records into digital format.

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