TOWN OF ELLERY, BEMUS POINT, NEW YORK
Compiled by Loraine C. Smith, Town of Ellery Historian, 2002
Kahm, Earl L. "Bud". b. Dec. 14, 1925 Olean, Pa. d. Monday, July 25, 1983 Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY. bd. July 28, 1983 Lot 394 G - 1. Age 57. s/o Ernest J. & Reba (Geary) Kahm. md. Aug. 2, 1952 - Genevieve Mierzwa. Mr. Kahm was the owner and operator of E. G. Kahm Bottle Gas Co. in Fredonia for 25 years. He had been a Fredonia resident for 31 years. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bemus Point. He was a life member of Dunkrik Moose Lodge and the John T. Murray Post, VFW. He was also a member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Children of Earl L. "Bud" & Genevieve (Mierzwa) included:
1. David L. Kahm.
2. Joseph P. Kahm.
3. Mark S. Kahm.
Keating, Infant Girl. b. Aug. 30, 1965 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. d. Aug. 30, 1965 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY Stillbirth. bd. Sept. 1, 1965 Lot 374 G - 1/2. d/o Paul & Judith (Garrison) Keating.
Kelderhouse, Donald E. "Spike". b. Aug. 25, 1921 Angola, NY. d. Oct. 16, 2002 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 81. s/o Irving & Loretta (Gieger) Kelderhouse. md. lst. - Norma Beckstrand. b. Oct. 20, 1926 Jamestown, NY. d. Mar. 15, 1991. bd. Sunset Hill Cemetery. d/o Carl Clifford & Annie E. (Peterson) Beckstrand. Donald and Norma divorced. Donald md. 2nd. Dec. 14, 1985 Jupiter, Fla. - Sandra Johnson. PJ: 10/17/2002: Bemus Point. Donald E. "Spike" Kelderhouse, 81, of Route 430, died at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) in WCA Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Angola, the son of Irving and Loretta Gieger Kelderhouse. He was a 1939 graduate of Bemus Point High School, attended Grove City College, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Greenland and Australia. Starting at the age of 18 when he obtained his first boat, he was a long-time fishing guide on Chautauqua Lake, and also operated a boat rental agency and a charter pleasure boat service. He attended St. Timothy Lutheran Church, was a member of Ellery Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 557, a life member and former chief of the Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Department, and a former member of the Sherman Hunting Club and the Kiwanis Club. He loved fishing and hunting and telling stories, and his trademark corncob pipe. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Johnson, whom he married Dec. 14, 1985, in Jupiter, Fla.; two daughters: Jean A. Ruggles of Tacoma, Wash., and Jeryl L. Hinson of Greenhurst; six sons: Jerry W. Kelderhouse of E. Moline, Ill., Jeffrey A. Kelderhouse of New Galilee, Pa., Jesse C. Kelderhouse of Maple Springs, Jevin R. Kelderhouse of Lakewood, and Jerrett D. "Pete" Kelderhouse of Puyallup, Wash.; a step son, Bruce J. Anderson of Olean; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Dawson; and a brother, Richard Kelderhouse. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Bemus Point. The Rev. Jeff Silvernail, pastor, will officiate. Burial well be in Bemus Point Cemetery. No visitation will be observed. Arrangements are by Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home.
Children of Donald E. "Spike" & Norma (Beckstrand) included:
1. Jean A. Kelderhouse Rubbles.
2. Jeryl L. Kelderhouse Hinson.
3. Jerry W. Kelderhouse.
4. Jeffrey A. Kelderhouse.
5. Jedson E. Kelderhouse.
6. Jesse C. Kelderhouse.
7. Jevin R. Kelderhouse
8. Jerrett D. "Pete" Kelderhouse.
Kelley, Bertha C. b. 1918. d. Aug. 4, 1936. bd. Aug. 7, 1936 Lot 324 G - 5. Age 19. d/o Orrin & Carrie (Shaver) Kelley.
Kelley, Gerald A. b. May 27, 1924 Warren, Pa. d. May 13, 1993 at his home Bemus Creek Road, Bemus Point, NY. Ashes bd. May 17, 1993 Lot 421 G - 8. Age 68. s/o Walter & Hazel (Frodelius) Kelley. md. June 24, 1944 - Genevieve Crandall. Mr. Kelley earned a bachelor of science degree in 1947 from Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. and was a 1967 graduate of the New York Institute of Finance, New York, N. Y. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. After college he was a national field representative with American National Red Cross until 1951. He then was an independent manufacturers representative for the furniture and mirrored-glass industries until 1967. From 1967 until his retirement he was an account executive and branch manager for the former Hugh Johnson & Co. of Buffalo. He was an account executive for E. F. Hutton, both members of the New York Stock Exchange. He was a long-term member and currently on the board of directors of the Jamestown Kiwanis Club and a former member of the Falconer Rotary Club and the Chautauqua Lake Association. He was a member of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. He had a brother, Walter H. Kelley, Jr., who passed away in South Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1993.
Kelley, Genevieve (Crandall). b. May 6, 1924 Town of Ellery. d. June 1, 1981 Jamestown General Hospital. Ashes bd. May 18, 1993 Lot 421 G - 8. Age 57. d/o George G. & Pearl (Casselman) Crandall.
Children of Gerald A. & Genevieve (Crandall) Kelley included:
1. Michael P. Kelley.
2. Ryan P. Kelley.
3. Kathleen S. Kelley. md. Dennis F. Raynor.
Kellogg, Permelia D. b. 1832. d. Sept. 29, 1855. bd. Lot 176E G - 2. Age 23/10/10. Adopted d/o of her uncle and aunt - Clark & Rebecca (Babcock) Parker. Real d/o of Aaron & Diantha (Parker) Kellogg. md. Samuel Smith.
Kelly, Joseph B. bd. Oct. 14, 1944 Lot 153 G - 8. Age 84. md. Jan. 24, 190l - Adelle Griffith.
Kelly, Adelle (Griffith). b. Aug. 1, 1873. Town of Ellery. d. Mar. 28, 1963 Lake Placid, Fla. Ashes bd. Mar. 28, 1963 Lot 153 G - 10. Age 89. d/o James Bemus & Mary (Howell) Griffith. md. Jan. 24, 1901 - Joseph B. Kelly. PJ: 3/ /1963: Committal services for Mrs. Adella Griffith Kelly will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bemus Point Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Kelly, of Erie, Pa., officiating. Mrs. Kelly, 89, lifelong resident of Bemus Point and Little Valley, died March 28, 1963, at Lake Placid, Fla., where she had been spending the winter at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Brandt. Mrs. Kelly was born Aug. 1, 1873, in the Town of Ellery and was the daughter of James and Mary Howell Griffith. She was a direct descendent of three Chautauqua County pioneer settlers, William T Howell, Mayville; Jeremiah Griffith, Griffith’s Point; and William Bemus, Bemus Point. Besides her daughter she is survived by several grandchildren.
Child of Joseph B. & Adelle (Griffith) Kelley was:
1. Ruth Mildred Kelley. b. Oct. 22, 1901. md. Arthur Brandt.
Kelly, Russell J. d. was killed in Normany, France, in World War II on July 27, 1944. Was a student at Bemus Point High School. Memorial trees were set out in front of the school on Sunnyside Avenue in Bemus Point. A plaque bearing his name, date killed and where killed was set at the foot of Tree #5. This tree on the left side of the main entrance of the building. Today a white cross is in Bemus Point Cemetery in Soldier’s Circle with his name and information on it.
Kelsey, Eva (Bailey). d. Apr. 1937. bd. Apr. 10, 1937 Lot 296 G - 5..
Kelsey, Frank E. b. 1865. d. 1903. bd. Feb. 8, 1903 Lot 296 G - 1, South East Corner. Co. K. Reg. N.Y. Vols. Spanish American War.
Kelsey, Guy E. b. 1893. d. Sept., 1923. bd. Sept. 25, 1933 Lot 296 G - 4.
Kelsey, Howard R. bd. Nov. 19, 1942 Lot 296
G - 6. Age 73.
Kelsey, Esther V. (Anderson) Johnson: b. Mar. 10, 1911, Busti, NY. d. Feb. 11, 2003 Heritage Village Health Care Center, Gerry, NY. Age 91. d/o Andrew & Blanche (Sandberg) Anderson. md. 1st Richard H. Johnson. d. 1945. md. 2nd. Howard P. Kelsey. d. 1967. PJ: 2.12.2003: Esther V. Kesley, 91, formerly of Bemus Point, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2003) in Heritage Village Health Care Center. She was born March 10, 1911, in Busti, the daughter of Andrew and Blanche Sandberg Anderson. She attended the Jamestown Public Schools. Before retiring, she had been employed by the former Taylor-Jamestown Corp., and in earlier years had worked at the former Jamestown Worsted Mills. She was a member of the Ellery Senior Citizens, and enjoyed going on their bus tours. She enjoyed needlepoint, crafts, and playing cards. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine M. Jackson of Lakewood; a son, Donald R. Johnson of Sebring, Fla.; nine grandchildren: Sue Evans of Marlton, N. J., Judy Fera of Blakelee, Pa., Richard Johnson of Lakeland, Fla., Kathy Marshall of Hopewell, Va., Donna Sona of Carbondale, Pa., Bruce A. Jackson of Jamestown, Suzanne Kelsey of Frewsburg, and Brenda Cline and Sandra Humphreys, both of North Carolina; 17 great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard H. Johnson who died in 1945; her second husband, Howard P. Kelsey in 1967; a daughter, Edith I. "Dee" Cline, 1992; a sister, Edith C. Nero, 1984; and two brothers: Carl A. Anderson, 1993, and Harold W. Anderson, 2002. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald A. Haglund, Heritage Village chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed.
Children of Esther V. (Anderson) Johnson Kelsey included:
1. Elaine M. Jackson. 2003 of Lakewood, NY.
2. Donald R. Johnson. 2003 of Sebring, Fla.
3. Edith I. "Dee" Cline. d. 1992.
Kennedy, Milton E. d. May 1928. bd. May 15, 1928 Lot 20W G - 5. Age 76. w/ Laura A. ( ).
Kennedy, Laura A. ( ). d. Sept. 1928. bd. Sept. 28, 1928 Lot 20W G - 6. Age 87. w/o Milton E. Kennedy.
Kepler, Harry G. bd. July 22, 1991 Lot 341 G - 3. Age 79. w/ Elizabeth A.
Kepler, Elizabeth A. ( ). bd. May 9, 1981 Lot 341 G - 2. Age 63. w/o Harry G. Kepler.
Kesby, Belle Elizabeth. b. May 4, 1917 Town of Ellery. d. Mar. 7, 2002 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. Age 84. d/o Irving Washington & Ina (Newbury) Kesby. md. 1st Delea E. Johns. b. Nov. 17, 1912 Brookville, Pa. d. Nov. 28, 1946 of acute dilation of the heart while hunting deer on Slide Road, Town of Ellery. bd. Dec. 1, 1946 Lot 317 G - 1. Age 34. s/o Roland & Alda (Hetrick) Johns. Belle md. 2nd. Franklin A. Shepard. b. Aug. 30, 1913 Jamestown, NY. d. May 25, 1979 at his home in Bemus Point. bd. Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. Age 65. s/o Dr. Frank G. & Louisa (Burger) Shepard.
PJ: 3/8/2002: Bemus Point: Belle E. Shepard, 84, of 4022 Lloyd Ave., died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday (March 7, 2002) in WCA Hospital. She was born May 4, 1917, in the Town of Ellery, the daughter of Irving and Ina (Newbury) Kesby. Prior to retiring, she had been employed as a home health care aide and earlier had worked at Truck-Lite Co. She was a member of the Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion Auxiliary, attended the former Bemus Point Church of God and participated in league bowling. She loved spectator sports and scratch-off lotto tickets, and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Surviving are four daughters: Bonnie B. Johns of Pikesville, Tenn., Delaine J. Shields and Louise M. Parker, both of Bemus Point, and Rosamond C. Strauss of Buffalo; 15 grandchildren: Deborah and Jeffrey Shields, Dawn Johnson, Katharine Whalen and Randy Edwards, all of Bemus Point, Valerie Tibbetts of Jamestown, Shannon Johnson, Ryan Helfry and David Strauss, all of Buffalo, Allen Scott Johns of Colorado, Gary Curtis, Ken Edwards, Mary Mitchell and Diane Whitehill, all of Atlanta, Ga., and Suzanne Johns of Pikesville; 25 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Verna Gustafson of Jamestown, Ethelyn Seastrom of Ellery Center and Martha Kolstee of Maple Springs. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delae Johns, who died November 1946; her second husband, Franklin Shepard, who died in May 1979; and 11 brothers: Walter, Kenneth, Albert, Willis, Morris, Raymond, William, Donald, Ralph, Roger and Roy Kesby. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ellery Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis Walton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. No visitation will be observed. arrangements are by Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home.
Children of Belle Elizabeth Kesby & Delea E. Johns included:
1. Bonnie Bell Johns. b. Dec. 1944. md. Richard Whitehill.
2. Delaine Johns. b. Nov. 1946. md. Russell Shields, Jr.
Children of Belle Elizabeth Kesby & Franklin A. Shepard included:
1. Louise Shepard. md. June 16, 1974 -Evan L. Edwards.
2. Rosemond Shepard. b. May 4, 1955.
Kesby, Donald Vincent. b. Feb. 2, 1929 Ellery Center, NY. d. Oct. 21, 1989 Veterans Administration Hospital, Erie, Pa. bd. Oct. 24, 1989 Lot 341 G - 4. Age 60. s/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. Katherine Ford. d/o Norman D. & Leona (Newbury) Ford. Donald and Katherine Ford divorced. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Served in the European Occupation in Italy and Korean Conflict. He was a mechanic.
Children of Donald Vincent & Katherine (Ford) Kesby included:
1. Donald Knapp. 1989 of Palo Alto, Calif.
2. David Knapp. 1989 of Palo Alton, Calif
Kesby, Ethelyn Allene. b. Oct. 31, 1919 Town of Ellery. d. July 11, 2002. bd. Lot 366
G - 5. Age 82. d/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. Nov. 1, 1941 Parsonage of Grace United Brethren Church, Jamestown, NY by Rev. Daniel K. Fremeyer - Henry E. Seastrum. s/o Everett & Hazel M. (Brown) Seastrum. PJ: 7/13/2002: Ethelyn A. Seastrum, 82, of Ellery Center, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday (July 11, 2002) in the home of her daughter in Ellery Center. A native of Ellery Center, she was born Oct. 31, 1919, the daughter of Irving W. and Ina E. Newbury Kesby. She was the wife of Henry E. Seastrum, whom she married Nov. 1, 1941. She was a 1940 graduate of Bemus Point High School. She bought and sold collectibles for many years, tied and picked grapes in Portland and Westfield areas for many years, and was an Avon representative. She was a member of Bemus Point Post 557 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, a former member of the Ellery Center Fire Department, a census taker and election inspector for the town and school districts for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Barbara E. Rappole of Ellery Center, with whom she made her home, and Sharon L. Moran of Jamestown; three sons, Kenneth W. and Daniel H. Seastrum, both of Ellery Center, and Edwin I. Seastrum of Latham, NY: 14 grandchildren: Jessie M., Tristen H., Robert A. and Whitney A. Rappole, Kerry L. Brightman, Braden G., Erin F., Wendy L., and Daniel C. Seastrum, all of Ellery Center, Kellie M. Irish of Stockton, Kim L. Seastrum of Sinclairville, Amy J. Berg of Jamestown, Justin A. and Jared A. Seastrum, both of Latham; eight great-grandchildren: and two sisters: G. Verna Gustafson of Jamestown and Martha J. Kolstee of Maple Springs. She was preceded in death by a sister, Belle Shepard; and 11 brothers: Walter, Kenneth, Albert, Willis, Morris, Roy, Roger, Ralph, Raymond, William and Donald Kesby. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ellery Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis W. Walton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bemus Point Cemetery.
Kesby, Irving Washington. b. Mar. 29, 1882 Fairport, NY. d. Sept. 2, 1952 Town of Ellery. bd. Sept. 4, 1952 Lot 319 G - 2. Age 70/5/3. s/o William H. & Estella (Wood) Kesby who came from England. w/ Ina Belle Newbury. PJ; 9/3/1952: Irving W. Kesby, 70, a resident of the Town of Ellery (Ellery-Centralia Road) for 48 years, died at his home in Bemus Point at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. A native of Monroe county, Mr. Kesby, was born on March 29, 1882. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Ina Newbury; eleven sons, Walter M., Willis E., Ralph and Maurice W. all of Jamestown, Roy J. of Dewittville, Pvt. Donald V. Kesby serving with the U.S. Army at Pittsburgh, Kenneth L., Albert T., Roger, Raymond J. and Irving W. Jr., all of Bemus Point; four daughters, Mrs. John Gustafson (Verna) and Mrs. Belle Johns of Jamestown, Mrs. Henry Seastrom (Ethelyn) and Mrs. Claude Haskin (Martha) of Bemus Point; 19 grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Kesby of Fairport and Harry Kesby of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Campbell and Mrs. Albert Nelson of Fairport and Mrs. Morton Allen of Holcomb. Funeral services will be held from the Ellery Center Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Bemus Point Cemetery. Rev. C. C. Akam of Dewittville will officiate.
Kesby, Ina Belle (Newbury). b. Oct. 5, 1884 Town of Ellery. d. Aug. 16, 1959 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. Aug. 18, 1959 Lot 319 G - 3. Age 74/10/11. d/o Leroy James & Belle Lydia (Wing) Newbury. w/o Irving Washington Kesby. PJ: 8/ /1959: Mrs. Ina Belle Newbury Kesby, 74, of Bemus Point, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 16, 1959) in WCA Hospital. Mrs. Kesby attended the Church of God in Bemus Point. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Claude Haskin of Maple Springs. Born Oct. 5, 1884, in Town of Ellery, she was a daughter of LeRoy J. and Belle Wing Newbury. Mrs. Kesby had lived in the township all of her life. In addition to Mrs. Haskins, Mrs. Kesby is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. John Gustafson, Jamestown, Mrs. Frank Shepard and Mrs. Henry Seastrum, both of Bemus Point; 11 sons, Walter M., Ralph and Maurice W. Kesby, all of Jamestown, Kenneth L., Albert T., Roger, Raymond J., Irving W. and Donald V. Kesby, of Bemus Point, Roy J. Kesby, Dewittville and Willis E. Kesby, North Miami, Fla.; 31 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Cornell, Maple Springs, and Mrs. Ragner Gustafson, Bemus Point; a brother, Willis M. Newbury, Bemus Point, Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Church of God, Bemus Point. Rev. Lawrence Barnard of Jamestown, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery....Bearers at the funeral were: Purl D. Cornell, Jr., John Gustafson, Richard Kesby, Harold Kesby, Bruce Gustafson and Kenneth Seastrom. Attending from away were Willis E. Kesby, North Miami, Fla.; Purl D. Cornell Jr., Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reinbold, North Collins; Mr. and Mrs. George Rainbow, Frank Camphell, Mrs. Ida Campbell, Mrs. Ethel Stubbins, Carl Nelson and Miss Verna Nelson, all of Rochester. Evans Funeral Home, Bemus Point, was in charge of arrangements.....Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Church of God, Bemus Point. Rev. Lawrence Barnard, of Jamestown, officiated. Burial was in Bemus Point Cemetery. Bearers were Purl D. Cornell, Jr., John Gustafson, Richard Kesby, Harold Kesby, Bruce Gustafson and Kenneth Seastrum. Attending from away were Willis E. Kesby, North Miami, Fla.; Pearl C. Cornell, Jr. Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reinbold, North Collins; Mr. and Mrs. George Rainbow, Frank Campbell, Mrs. Ida Campbell, Mrs. Ethel Stubbins, Carl Nelson and Miss Verna Nelson, all of Rochester.
Children of Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby included:
1. Walter Marion Kesby. 1904-1967. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Anna Louene Todd. divorced.
2. Kenneth Leroy Kesby. 1906-1970. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Bernice E. Scriven.
3. Albert Theodore Kesby. b. July 24, 1907. d. July 4, 1961. bd. Dewittville Cemetery.
md. Clara Elizabeth Ingerson.
4. Willis E. Kesby. b. July 10, 1914. d. Nov. 9, 1969 in Fla. md. 1st. Mary Kovel. md. 2nd Ruby _______.
5. Roger Kesby. 1910-1984. (Twin to Ralph) bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Mildred J. Rhinehart.
6. Ralph Kesby. 1910-1970. (Twin to Roger) bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Lucille Hall.
7. Roy John Kesby. 1913-1981. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. 1st Mary Moravek. md. 2nd Lois Littlefield.
8. Verna Gladys Kesby. b. Mar. 13, 1916. md. John Gustafson.
9. Belle Elizabeth Kesby. 1917-2002. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. 1st Delea E. Johns. md. 2nd. Franklin A. Shepard.
10. Ethelyn Allene Kesby. 1919-2002. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Henry E. Seastrum.
11. Raymond James Kesby. b. Oct. 28,1921. d. May 12, 1979. bd. Sunset Hill Cemetery. md. Janet Parker Lutgen.
12. Irving William "Bill" Kesby. 1925-1994. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Carol Joyce Underwood.
13. Maurice Wilson Kesby. b. Sept. 2, 1912. d. Mar. 14, 1992. bd. Sunset Hill Cemetery. md. Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Arbaugh Gustafson.
14. Martha Jane Kesby. b. Mar. 20, 1927. md. 1st. Claude Darwin Haskin. md. 2nd Jack M. Kolstee.
15. Donald Vincent Kesby. 1929-1989. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Katherine Ford.
Kesby, Irving William "Bill" Sr. b. May 24, 1925. d. Apr. 8, 1994 at his home on Ellery-Centralia Road, Bemus Point, NY. bd. Apr. 11, 1994 Lot 354 G - 7. Age 68. s/o Irving Washington & Ina (Newbury) Kesby. md. Nov. 1, 1952 Dunkirk E.U.B. Church by Rev. Cecil Akam - Carol Joyce Underwood. s/o Earl Charles & Helen (Lindquist) Underwood. PJ: 4/9/1994: Irving W. "Bill" Kesby Sr., 68, of the Ellery-Centralia Road, Bemus Point, died at 3:35 p.m. Friday (April 8, 1994) in his home. A lifelong town of Ellery resident, he was born May 24, 1925, a son of Irving W. and Ina Newbury Kesby. Before retirement due to ill health in 1973, he was employed by local construction companies as a construction worker. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local No. 66 and attended the Ellery Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Underwood, whom he married Nov. 1, 1952: a son, Irving "Bill" Kesby of Bemus Point, three daughters, Pamela Barbitta of Highland Heights, Ohio, Trudy Ruvolo of Mentor, Ohio, and Rhonda Winstead of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren, Rachel and Sara Winstead of El Paso, and Anna and Carl Barbitta of Highland Heights; a step-grandson, Anthony Ruvolo of Mentor; four sisters, Verna Gustafson of Jamestown, Belle Shepard of Bemus Point, Ethelyn Seastrum of Ellery Center and Martha Kolstee of Maple Springs. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers, Walter, Kenneth, Roger, Ralph, Maurice, Willis, Albert, Roy, Raymond and Donald Kesby. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis W. Walton, pastor of the Ellery Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bemus Point Cemetery. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Ellery Baptist Church.
Children of Irving William "Bill" Sr. & Carol Joyce (Underwood) Kesby included:
1. Trudy Ina Kesby. b. Nov. 25, 1955. 1993 of Willoughby, Ohio. md. _______Ruvolo.
2. Pamela Kesby. b. Apr. 11, 1954. 1993 of Highland Heights, Ohio. md. ______Barbitta.
3. Irving William Kesby Jr. b. Dec. 8, 1950. 1993 Ellery-Centralia Road, Bemus Point, NY.
4. Rhonda L. Kesby. b, May 11, 1960. 1993 of Ft. Worth, Tex. md. ________Winstead.
Kesby, Kenneth Leroy. b. Jan. 29, 1906 Fairport. d. May 20, 1970 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. May 23m 1970 Lot 367 G - 1. Age 64. s/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. Oct. 8, 1932 - Bernice E. Scriven. d/o Perry & Julia Willard Scrivan. PJ: 5/ /1970: Kenneth L. Kesby, 64, of Bayview Road, Bemus Point, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 20, 1970) in WCA Hospital. He had been a Jamestown resident most of his life. Mr. Kesby was born in Fairport, Jan. 29, 1906, the son of Irving W. and Ina Newbury Kesby. He was a member of Bemus Point United Methodist Church and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge. Mr. Kesby was a self-employed landscaper and heavy equipment operator who had constructed many ponds in this area. Surviving is his wife, the former Bernice Scriven whom he married Oct. 8, 1932; a daughter, Miss Julina Kesby, Bemus Point; four sisters, Mrs. Martha J. Kolstee, Maple Springs; Mrs. Verna Gustafson, West Ellicott; Mrs. Belle Shepard, Oriental Park, Bemus Point, and Mrs. Ethelyn Seastrom, Ellery Center; six brothers, Roger and Raymond Kesby, Bemus Point, Maurice Kesby, Jamestown; Roy Kesby, Dewittville; Irving Kesby Jr. and Donald Kesby of Ellery Center. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Albert Kesby in 1961; Walter Kesby in 1967; Willis Kesby in 1969; and Ralph Kesby in 1970. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home with the Rev. Sheldon Peterson, pastor of Bemus Point United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. A Moose memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today....Bearers at the funeral were: Robert Sturms, Hugh Oag, Edward Liddell, Mike Gerring, Kenneth Seastrum and Arthur Rosage. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service included Mr. and Mrs. Norman Swanson, Schenectady; Mrs. Ida Campbell and Miss Florence April, Rochester; Mrs. George Peterson, Salem, Ohio; Mrs. Marim Snyder, Warren, Ohio.
Kesby, Bernice E. (Scriven). b. Jan. 18, 1907 Hartfield, NY. d. June 20, 2002. bd. June 22, 2002 Lot 367 G - 2. Age 95. d/o Perry & Julia (Willard) Scriven. w/o Kenneth Leroy Kesby. PJ: 6/21/2002: Bernice E. Kesby, 95, of 4414 Bayview Road, Bemus Point, died Thursday (June 20, 2002) in the Chautauqua County Home and Infirmary in Dunkirk. She was born Jan. 18, 1907, in Hartfield, the daughter of Perry and Julia Willard Scriven. She was employed by Chautauqua County in Mayville as an accountant in the resource department. She was a member of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church since 1927 and was a member of its United Methodist Women, the Women of the Moose, Jolly Workers and the Home Bureau. She is survived by a daughter, Julina Harris of Bemus Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Kesby, whom she married Oct. 8, 1932, in Jamestown, and who died May 20, 1970; and two brothers: Berton and DeWayne Scriven. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniel McBride, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Child of Kenneth Leroy & Bernice E. (Scriven) Kesby was:
1. Julina Mae Kesby. b. Apr. 14, 1933. md. Victor Harris.
Kesby, Ralph. b. Oct. 15, 1910 Town of Ellery. (a twin to Roger Kesby) d. Mar. 9, 1970 at his home in Jamestown, NY. bd. Mar. 11, 1970 Lot 366 G - 12. Age 59/4/23. s/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. Sept. 9, 1933 Brooklyn Heights Methodist Church in Jamestown by Rev. Lee D. Smith - Lucille Hall. PJ: 3/8/1970: Ralph Kesby, 59, of 58 W. 14th St., Jamestown, was pronounced dead on arrival at 4:15 a.m. today at WCA Hospital after being stricken earlier at his home. Mr. Kesby had worked as a carpenter prior to retiring in 1957 because of ill health. He was born in the Town of Ellery, Oct. 15, 1910, the son of Irving and Ina Newbury Kesby. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are his wife, the former Lucille Hall, whom he married Sept. 9, 1933. Also surviving are seven brothers, Roger, Kenneth, Donald, Raymond and Irving Kesby Jr., all of Bemus Point, Roy Kesby, Dewittville, and Maurice Kesby, Jamestown; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Shepard, Oriental Park, Bemus Point, Mrs. Martha Kolstee, Maple Springs, Mrs. Ethelyn Seastrum, Ellery Center, and Mrs. Verna Gustafson, West Ellicott. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Albert and Willis Kesby. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Henderson-Lincoln Funeral Home, the time to be announced later. ...Funeral services for Ralph Kesby, 59, of 58 W. 14th St., who died Monday (March 9, 1970) will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Henderson-Lincoln Funeral Home. The Rev. L. Maring Swart of Ellery Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Kesby, Lucille (Hall). b. Oct. 3, 1909 Jamestown, NY. d. Sat. 1:25 p.m. Apr. 25, 1981 at her home in Jamestown, NY. bd. Apr. 28, 1981 Lot 366 G - 12. Age 71. d/o Earl Thomas & Elizabeth (Irvine) Hall. w/o Ralph Kesby. No children. Ralph and Lucille had a double wedding with Wilma Gregory and Fred Stearns of Brocton, NY. PJ: Lucille Kesby, 71, of 58 W. 14th St., Jamestown, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday at her home. She was the widow of Ralph Kesby, who died March 9, 1970. They were married Sept. 9, 1933 in Jamestown. Mrs. Kesby had been employed at the Chautauqua County Child Welfare Office as a stenographer for more than 30 years. She was born in Jamestown Oct. 3, 1909 the daughter of Earl and Elizabeth Irvine Hall. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School. There are no known survivors. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Marian Hall. Funeral and committal services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Lincoln Funeral Home. The Rev. L. Maring Swart, retired minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Kesby Roger. b. Oct. 15, 1910 Town of Ellery. (twin to Ralph Kesby) d. Sunday evening, Jan. 29, 1984 Fenton Park Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since Jan. 5, 1984. bd. Feb. 2, 1984 Lot 319 G - 6. Age 73. s/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. Oct. 1, 1949 at Dewittville Evangelical Church by Rev. F. R. Brooks - Mildred J. Rhinehart. d/o G. Leigh & Lena Mildred (Murdock) Rhinehart. PJ: 1/30/1984: Roger Kesby, 73, of Maple Springs-Ellery Road, R.D. 1, Bemus Point, died Sunday evening (Jan. 29, 1984). in Fenton Park Nursing Home where he had been a patient since Jan. 5, 1984. He was born Oct. 15, 1910 in Ellery, the son of Irving and Ina Newbury Kesby. Kesby was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 17 of Buffalo. He is survived by three daughters: Linda and Lois Kesby of Bemus Point and Helen Horth of Saratoga Springs, NY; a son, S.Sgt Vincent Kesby of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; Michelle, Valerie and Jason Horth of Saratoga Springs, and Jennifer, Christina and Sarah Kesby of San Antonio; four sisters: Verna Gustafson, Belle Shepard and Ethelyn Seastrum of Bemus Point and Martha Kolstee of Maple Springs; and three brothers: Maurice Kesby of Jamestown, and Irving "Billy" and Donald Kesby of Bemus Point. He was preceded in death by seven brothers: Albert Kesby in 1961; Walter Kesby in 1967; Willis Kesby in 1969; Kenneth and Ralph Kesby in 1970; Raymond Kesby in 1979 and Roy Kesby in 1981. The funeral will be a 11 a.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. The Rev. Wayne J. Hamilton, pastor of Allen Park Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Children of Roger & Mildred J. (Rhinehart) Kesby included:
1. Linda Kesby. b. July 5, 1950.
2. Lois Kesby. b. Jan. 24, 1952.
3. Helen L. Kesby. b. July 10, 1953. md. Arnold R. Horth.
4. Vincent W. Kesby. b. Sept. 27, 1955.
Kesby, Roy John. b. Dec. 20, 1913 Town of Ellery. d. Dec. 2, 1981 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. Dec. 4, 1981 Lot 367 G - 12. Age 67. s/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. 1st. 1961 - Mary Moravek. md. 2nd. Lois Littlefield. PJ: 12/2/1981: Roy J. Kesby, 67, of Dewittville, died 4:54 today in WCA Hospital. Before retiring in 1966, he was a self-employed heavy equipment operator with Kesby Brothers Excavators. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Medical Corp. in England. A Dewittville resident the past 35 years, he was born in the Town of Ellery, Dec. 30, 1913, a son of the late Irving W. and Ina Newbury Kesby. Kesby was a life member of Dewittville Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Lois Littlefield Kesby; a son, Thomas J. Kesby, at home; two daughters: Judy Ostrander of Mayville and Geraldine Davis of Boulder, Colo.; a grandchild, Shawn McKane of Mayville; four sisters: Martha J. Kolstee of Maple Springs, Verna Gustafson and Belle Shepard, both of Bemus Point, and Ethelyn Seastrom of Ellery Center, and four brothers: Maurice Kesby of Jamestown, Irving Kesby Jr., Donald and Roger Kesby, all of Ellery. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Moravek Kesby, in 1961, Walter, in 1967, Willis in 1969, Ralph and Kenneth, both in 1970, and Raymond in 1979. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. LeRoy Lundgren, pastor of Dewittville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Kesby, Mary (Moravek). b. Dec. 22, 1914 Ohio. d. June 7, 1961 drowned in Kesby’s Pond in Ellery Center, NY. bd. June 8, 1961 Lot 367 G - 11. Age 46. d/o John & Susan (Pallat) Moravek. 1st w/o Roy John Kesby. PJ: 6/7/1961: Mrs. Roy Kesby, 46, and her invalid mother, Mrs. John Moravek, 75, who were entombed in their automobile at the bottom of a campsite pond on the Ellery-Centralia Road, for more than 24 hours, would have escaped death if their car had backed off the sharp ten-foot embankment one foot farther west. The car just missed two tree stumps that would have held the car from plunging them to a watery grave. State police, Sheriff’s officials and Coroner Ralph J. Wallace investigated circumstances in the double fatality. Before the car was pulled from the pond with heavy winches, two divers from the State Police barracks at Athol Springs went into the pond, equipped with helmets and air tanks to investigate and to attach a cable to the car. Because the gearshift was in reverse, the front wheels were cramped sharply and all the windows were open, police theorized that the fatality, which happened at about 10:30 or 11 a.m., Monday, occurred when the younger woman, who was driving, was backing down the narrow camp lane, prepared to go back to the main highway after visiting their campsite. They theorize that either Mrs. Kesby, who had been ill recently, fainted and lost control while the car was backing in a curve or that she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. Because the windows were open, allowing water to pour into the car, it could not have floated. The muffler was torn loose, indicating this happened when the car backed over the bank. According to relatives, the two women left Dewittville to "take a short drive" about 10 o’clock Monday morning. When they did not return, the husband of the younger woman, who operated a gravel and excavation business in Oriental Park, started checking with relatives and with Ellery officials and the Sheriff’s Department. Search of roads and ponds in the vicinity of the campsite and over an ever widening area continued all night. At 7 a.m. yesterday the firemen’s mutual aid system was called into the search. It was learned yesterday that Monday night and again yesterday morning campers at the site had been swimming in the pond, at least one of them in the vicinity of where the submerged car later was found. At 9 a.m. yesterday, "playing a hunch," Kenneth Arnold and Al Curtis of the Dewittville Fire Department drove to the pond to search the campsite area, also heavily wooded. Their first discovery was broken glass and scuffed ground together with apparent wheel marks at the spot it later was established the car backed into the pond. Going back up the bank they spotted the top of the car reflected by the sun about three feet under the surface. Although the 1956 Ford was green, the color in the water was yellowish. When rescue trucks with winches started arriving before 10 o’clock, only a few persons were present, but by the time divers had finally arrived and attached a cable at 1 p.m., more than 200 spectators were present. During the wait for the divers the Ladies Auxiliary of the Dewittville Fire Department set up a canteen service, serving coffee and sandwiches to the firemen, police officers and others. The State police cars carrying the two divers took the wrong road and were held up nearly an hour reaching the scene of the fatality. All the campsites around the small pond, stocked with fish and having small boats and docks, were owned by the Kesby family. Coroner Wallace said an examination of the women’s bodies failed to disclose any injured, "not even a bruise mark." An investigation also was conducted by Sgt. A. E. Wright, a veteran member of the State Police’s Bureau of Criminal investigation, stationed at Westfield, as well as Cpt. Theodore N. Krunk of the same patrol and State Trooper Warren Terryberry of the State Police Headquarters, Troop A, Batavia. They were assisted by deputy Charles Cochran of Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office as well as Deputies Phillip VanRensselaer and John Bentley of the same department. The thorough investigation, the coroner added, disclosed the two women were victims of accidental drowning. The State Police skin divers, Troopers J. N. Barnhart and N. L Lighty, of Athol Springs patrol, found when they went under water that the ignition was still on, and the car gear was still in a reverse position. The dash clock had stopped at 10:35 a.m. Coroner Wallace said the younger woman’s husband informed him that his wife said at about 10 a.m. Monday that she was going for a ride to the "place" meaning the Kesby family campsite. The coroner said Mrs. Kesby apparently lost control of the car as it rolled back into the water as she was attempting to back out of the camp’s driveway in order to drive forward up the hill. Mrs. Kesby and her mother did not enter the camp; the camp key was still at the Kesby home at Dewittville, which led Mr. Kesby to believe that his wife did not go to the camp as first intended. For that reason, he later reported his wife and his mother-in-law as missing to the police. Coroner Wallace also said investigation disclosed that Mrs. Kesby had planned to attend the funeral of a family friend Monday afternoon at Dewittville. The coroner said the accident probably occurred at about 11 a.m. Monday. Mrs. Kesby, he said, underwent surgery this spring. Her mother resided in a small house adjacent to the Kesby place at Dewittville the coroner said. The State Police skin divers are two of a group of 15 in the State, it was reported. They are expert members of the State Police Skin Diving Team, to which they were assigned only after a rigid preparation and examination. Mrs. Mary M. Kesby was born in Ohio, Dec. 22, 1914. Surviving besides her husband, Roy J. Kesby, are two daughters, Judy and Geraldine, both at home; her father, John Moravek; four brothers, John Morvek, Jr., Spring Creek, Pa., Paul Moravek, Yankee Bush, Pa., Emil Moravek, New Rochelle, and Joseph Moravek, Warren, Pa. She was confirmed in the Warren Lutheran Church and was a member of the Dewittville Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary. Her mother, Mrs. Susan P. Moravek, was born in Czechoslovakia, May 15, 1885. Surviving, besides her husband, John, and four sons, John Moravek Jr., Paul. Emil, and Joseph, are two brothers, Paul Pallat, Dewittville, and Martin Pallat, Chardon O., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for the victims well be held at the Evans Funeral Home at Bemus Point at 1 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Wayne Ostrander, pastor of Dewittville Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. (for the double funeral account refer to Moravek, Mary (Kesby).
Children of Roy J. & Mary (Moravek) Kesby included:
1. Judy Elaine Kesby. b. June 20, 1946. md. _________Ostrander.
2. Geraldine "Jerry" Kesby. b. Nov. 8, 1953. md. ________Davis.
Child of Roy J. & Lois (Littlefield) Kesby was:
1. Thomas J. Kesby. b. Mar. 18, 1963.
Kesby, Walter Marion. b. Jan. 23, 1904 Fairport, NY. d. Sept. 4, 1967 Jamestown General Hospital. bd. Sept. 4, 1967 Lot 319 G - 4. Age 63. s/o Irving Washington & Ina Belle (Newbury) Kesby. md. Dec. 30, 1932 in Jamestown, NY, by Rev. O. B. Brulpaker - Anna Louene Todd. b. Dec. 6, 1909 Town of Ellery. d. Sept. 3, 1995. Age 85. bd. Sunset Hill Cemetery. d/o Uriah George & Mary Adaline (Newville) Todd. Walter and Anna divorced. Anna md. 2nd Wesley Weborg. Walter and Anna did not have any children. PJ: 9/ /1967: Walter M. Kesby, 63, of Maple Springs, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday (Sept. 4, 1967) in Jamestown General Hospital. He resided with his sister, Mrs. Martha J. Kolstee of Maple Springs. Mr. Kesby was a carpenter employed by several building contractors. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific Theater. He was born in Fairport, Jan. 23, 1904, the son of Irving W. and Ina Newbury Kesby. Surviving are Mrs. Kolstee and three other sisters, Mrs. Verna Gustafson, West Ellicott; Mrs. Belle Shepard, Oriental Park; and Mrs. Ethelyn Seastrum, Ellery Center; nine brothers, Kenneth Kesby, Roger Kesby and Raymond Kesby, all of Bemus Point; Willis Kesby, Jacksonville, Fla.; Ralph Kesby and Maurice Kesby, both of Jamestown; Roy Kesby, Dewittville; Irving Kesby Jr., and Donald Kesby, both of Ellery Center; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother, Albert Kesby, died in July 1961. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown. The Rev. C. LeRoy Apotosh, pastor of the Bemus Point Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Kestler, Joseph George. b. Aug. 25, 1888 New York City. d. July 17, 1962 at his home Oriental Park, Bemus Point, NY. bd. July 20, 1962 Lot 368 G - 6. Age 73. s/o Joseph G. & Catherine (Neubig) Kestler. w/ Lillian Gustafson. Mr. Kestler had sisters: Mrs. Louis Felleisen of Buffalo, Mrs. Glenn Anderegg, Tucson, Ariz.; and brothers: George Kestler, Lakeland, Fla.; John W. Kestler and J. William Kestler, Jamestown; and Henry Kestler, Jackson, Mich.
Kestler, Lillian (Gustafson). b. May 21, 1888 Oland, Sweden. d. Mar. 13, 1979 Lawson Care Center, Jamestown, NY. Age 90. bd. May 15, 1979 Lot 368 G - 5. d/o Carl & Selma (Johannson) Gustafson. w/o Joseph G. Kestler. Mrs. Kestler was a confirmand of First Lutheran Church, Jamestown, and a former member of the Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Lillian was preceded in death by three brothers: Oscar, Clarence and Rudolph Gustafson, and three sisters: Ann Fitzpatric, Emma McAlfin and Gladys Gustafson. Grandchildren in 1979: Ernest J. Kestler, Fall River, Mass., Samuel H. Gane, Minneapolis, Minn., and Jonna R. Lazarus, Washington, D.C.
Children of Joseph G. & Lillian (Gustafson) Kestler included:
1. Beatrice Kestler. md. Robert Gane.
2. Willard C. "Bill" Kestler. 1913-1995. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. md. Melvina Bennight.
Kestler, Willard C. "Bill" . b. Jan. 19, 1913, Jamestown, NY. d. Nov. 10, 1995 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY following a lengthy illness. Ashes bd. Nov. 13, 1995 Lot 410 G - 7. Age 82. s/o Joseph & Lillian (Gustafson) Kestler. md. Aug. 6, 1942 in Atlanta - Melvina Bennight. PJ: 11/11/1995: Willard C. "Bill" Kestler, 82, of Heritage Park Health Care Center, Jamestown, formerly of Westfield, died Friday (Nov. 10, 1995) in WCA Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Jamestown, son of the late Joseph and Lillian Gustafson Kestler. Mr. Kestler had resided in Westfield since retirement in April 1994 having moved here from Cabool, Mo. He also had been a Bemus Point resident for 31 years. He had been an upholsterer at many furniture shops in Jamestown area prior to relocation to Cabool in 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Egyptian and European Theaters during 1942 - 1945. He also was a member of the Jamestown VFW. Survivors include his wife, Melvina Bennight Kestler of Westfield, whom he married Aug. 6, 1942, in Atlanta; a son, Ernest J. Kestler of Fall River, Mass.; two grandchildren: David and Devon Kestler, both of Fall River; and a sister Beatrice Gane of Bemus Point. No calling hours will be observed. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mason-Brewer Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield. The Rev. Craig Swanson of St. Timothy’s Church of Bemus Point will officiate. Private burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Child of William "Bill" C. & Melvina (Bennight) Kestler was:
1. Ernest J. Kestler. 1995 of Fall River, Mass.
KITTLE<>Kittle, Archie. b. Dec. 28, 1885 Canada. d. May 4, 1957. bd. May 7, 1953 Lot 218, G - 6. Age 71/4/6. s/o Gideon & unknown Kittle. w/ Gena E Monroe. PVT. Co. E. - 108 Infantry World War I. At time of death Mr. Kittle lived at 15 Albertus Ave., Bemus Point, NY. PJ: May, 1957: Archie Kittle, 71, of 15 Albertus Avenue, Bemus Point, died unexpectedly at his home at 4 p.m. Saturday. Born in Canada, Dec. 28, 1855, Mr. Kittle had been a Bemus Point resident for 25 years, and was employed as caretaker of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese retreat there. Mr. Kittle was a veteran of World War I, and served in Company E, 108th Battalion, from 1917 to 1919 in France, England and Belgium. He was an exempt fireman with the Bemus Point Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gena Monroe Kittle; one sister, Mrs. Royce Fisher of Warsaw; three brothers, Runkle Kittle, Linden, Arthur Kittle, Millersburg, and William Kittle of Depew. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Evans Funeral Home, Bemus Point, Rev. Norman C. McLean, pastor of the Bemus Point Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Kittle, Gena E. (Monroe). bd. Sept. 9, 1973 Lot 218 G - 7. Age 94. d/o Francis "Frank" Alois & Sarah Jeanne (Sherman) MD Monroe. md. 1st - Harry M. Wilson. 1886-1917. bd. Aug. 28, 1917 Lot 218 G - 2. md. 2nd - Archie Kittle.
Klock, Adelbert. b. Apr. 14, 1848. d. Mar. 31, 1933. bd. Apr. 2, 1933 Lot 230 G - 6. Age 84. s/o Gleason Filmore & Laura J. (Wicks) Klock. w/ Catherine Pickard.
Klock, Catherine (Pickard). b. 1850. d. July 2, 1938 at home of daughter Mary Norton. bd. July 5, 1938 Lot 230 G - 8. Age 88. w/o Adelbert Klock.
Klock, Mary. b. Dec. 10, 1868 Town of Ellery. d. June 18, 1961 at home in Bemus Point, NY. bd. June 20, 1961 Lot 11. Age 92. d/o Adelbert & Catherine (Pickard) Klock. w/o Earl G. Norton. b. Oct. 30, 1863. d. June 19, 1899. bd. June 22, 1899
Lot 251 G - 5. s/o Caleb Norton.
Knisley, George Reid. b. Dec. 26, 1897. d. July 11, 1968. bd. July 14, 1968 Lot 458 G - 1. Age 70. w/ June T. World War I.
Knisley, June T. ( ). bd. Feb. 23, 1978 Lot 458 G - 1. Age 77. w/o George Reid Knisley.
Knott, Frank T. b. Dec. 13, 1879 Drummondsville, Ontario, Canada. d. Jan. 28, 1955 after a brief illness. bd. Jan. 30, 1955 Lot 331 G - 5. Age 75. s/o Thomas & Mary Ann (Cross) Knott. md. Carrie M. Staffen. PJ: 1/29/1955: Frank T. Knott, 75. of Gerry, died at his home at 12:30 p.m. Friday, after a brief illness. Mr. Knott was born December 13, 1879 in Drummondsville, Ont., Canada, the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Cross Knott. He had been employed as a watchman at the County Home in Dewittville. Survivors include a sister: Mrs. Ethel Morrison, and a niece Mrs. E. B. Schmeck, both of Niagara Falls, NY. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Sampsell & Jordon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Knott, Carrie M. (Staffen). d. July, 1947. bd. July 7, 1947 Lot 331 G - 4. Age 70. w/o Frank T. Knott. Mrs. Knott is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Louise Blackmore of Buffalo and Mrs. Lena Perry of Niagara Falls, NY and a brother, Fred Staffen of Grand Island, NY. Carrie came from Silver Creek 20 years ago and had since resided in the Bemus Point area.
Kohn, Charles E. b. Sept. 20, 1924. d. June 19, 1945 Imbach, Germany during World War II. Age 21. s/o Raymond C. & Bessie (Scofield) Kohn. bd. in France. He was a student at Bemus Point High School. Memorial trees were set out in front of the school on Sunnyside Ave. in Bemus Point. A plaque bearing his name, date killed and where killed was set at the foot of tree #9. This tree was removed for a driveway to the left of the old school building. A white cross for Mr. Kohn is in the Bemus Point Cemetery in the Soldier’s Circle.
Kohn, Raymond C. b. Dec. 14, 1882 Titusville, Pa. d. Dec. 8, 1945 Bemus Point, NY. bd. Dec. 11, 1945 Lot 265 G - 6. Age 62/11/21. s/o Augustine & Jennie (Kittell) Kohn. Mr. Kohn was traffic manager at Art Metal Construction. Mr. Kohn came to Bemus Point in 1903. md. Oct. 10, 1907 - Bessie M. Scofield. Their residence was at 94 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, NY.
Kohn, Bessie M. (Scofield). b. May 31, 1879
Town of Ellery. d. Mar. 10, 1963 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. Mar. 12,
1963 Lot 265 G - 11. Age 83/9/9. d/o Dr. Earl A. & Leanora (Brown) Scofield.
w/o Raymond C. Kohn.
PJ: 3/11/1963: Mrs. Bessie Scofield Kohn, 83, of Bemus Point, member of a prominent pioneer family in the area, died at 1 p.m., Sunday (March 10, 1963) in WCA Hospital. She lived in Bemus Point area all her life. She was the widow of Raymond C. Kohn. Born in Town of Ellery, May 31, 1879, Mrs. Kohn was the daughter of Dr. Earl A. and Nora Brown Scofield. Her father was a well known country doctor around the lake area in former days. He had his offices in Bemus Point. He was one of the original trustees of Bemus Point Methodist Church. Mrs. Kohn was also a charter member of that church, and formerly active in various departments of the church, including the Sunday School and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service. She was also formerly actively identified with school events and a former P.T.A. officer for many years. She belonged to the Ellery Senior Citizens’ Society. Mrs. Kohn attended Fredonia College and before her marriage taught in country schools. A woman of high ideals and of deep concern for others, Mrs. Kohn will be long remembered for her kindness to newcomers and to those in need, as well as for her capable qualities of leadership. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Fisk, Bemus Point; two sons, Earl J. Kohn and Raymond F. Kohn, both of Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice S. Warren and Mrs. Georgia S. Bugbee, both of Bemus Point; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The son, Raymond F. Kohn, is manager of the Washington Symphony Orchestra. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday at Bemus Point to newcomers and to those in Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles S. Aldrich of Jamestown will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Bruce Hankey. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., today at Evans Funeral Home, Bemus Point.
Children of Raymond C. & Bessie M. (Scofield) Kohn included:
1. Norman Scofield Kohn. b. May 23, 1909. d. Mar. 19, 1955 in Atlanta, Ga.
2. Earl James Kohn. b. June 24, 1912.
3. Ruth Elizabeth Kohn. b. June 18, 1914. md. Millard Fisk.
4. Raymond Frank Kohn. b. Feb. 24, 1912.
5. Charles E. Kohn. b. Sept. 20, 1924. d. June 19, 1945 in Germany during World War II. bd. in France.
Kramrick, Anton. bd. May 11, 1955 Lot 342 G - 7. Age 82.
Kuehn, William Frederick. b. Apr. 21, 1900 Philadelphia, Pa. d. Sept. 11, 1968 at his home in Shore Acres, Bemus Point, NY. Ashes bd. Sept. 13, 1968 Lot 321 G - 4. Age 68/4/20. s/o John & Agatha (Heifner) Kuehn. w/ Gretchen Sack. PJ: 9/ /1968: Bemus Point: William F. Kuehn, 68, of Shore Acres, Bemus Point, died at his home at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11, 1968). He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 21, 1900, a son of John and Agatha Heifner Kuehn. Mr. Kuehn was a former town clerk, tax collector and registrar of the Town of Ellery, serving from 1960 to 1967. He was a member of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church; Sylvan Lodge, F. and A.M.; and the Jamestown Consistory; Local 134 American Federation of Musicians, Dallas, Tex.; and Jamestown Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gretchen Sack Kuehn; a sister, Mrs. Alexander Hould, Manchester, N.H.; two brothers,, Herbert Kuehn, Hanover, N.H.; and Arthur Kuehn, Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Evans Funeral Home, Bemus Point. The Rev. Sheldon Peterson, pastor of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. today. ....Bearers at the funeral were: Richard Sack, John Sack, David Sack, Bruce Colburn, James Young and Dennis Stam. Attending from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hould and Mrs. Zanda Cline, Manchester, N.H.; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kuehn, Hanover, N.H.; Mr. and Mrs. James Fisk, Middleport, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stam, Baltimore, Md.
Kuehn, Gretchen (Sack). b. Oct. 15, 1902 Ligonier, Ind. d. Friday, Feb. 1, 1991 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. Feb. 11, 1988 Lot 321 G - 10. Age 88. d/o Frank L. & Della (Morgan) Sack. PJ: 2/ /1991: Gretchen Sack Kuehn, 88, of Tanglewood Manor, formerly of Oriental Avenue, Bemus Point, died Friday (Feb. 1, 1991) in WCA Hospital. A Chautauqua County resident for most of her life, she was born Oct. 15, 1902, in Ligonier, Ind., a daughter of Frank and Della Morgan Sack. Mrs. Kuehn was a graduate of the Conservatory of Music of Chicago. In 1926, she and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas, where she was active in various orchestras and radio music productions. She also participated in vaudeville in Jamestown and Warren, Pa. She taught piano in her home in Bemus Point. She was a member of the Bemus Point Methodist Church serving as its organist for over 20 years and serving on its membership and worship committee until recently. In 1977 she was named Lay Person of the Church. She was also a member of The Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are: a sister-in-law Ruth Sack of Bemus Point; and two nephews and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, William F. Kuehn, who died in 1968; and two brothers: Morgan Sack in 1965 and Frank L. Sack in 1982. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Bemus Point Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniel McBride will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home of Sincalirville in charge of arrangements.
Kuisley, George "Reid". b. Dec. 26, 1897 Buffalo, NY. d. July 11, 1968 WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY. bd. July 14, 1968. Age 70/5/15. s/o George & Elizabeth (Heigh) Kuisley. w/ June Thomas. Mr. Kuisley resided at Maple Springs, NY. He was a retired electrical engineer.
SOURCE: Compiled by Loraine C. Smith, Town of Ellery Historian,