Bernice Foster Gardner, wife of Leslie E Gardner of Beaver Meadow passed away at the Matterson Hospital in Norwich, Thursday morning, March 25, 1926, age 21 years. Mrs. Gardner has been in poor health for the past year, she having been in the hospital about eight weeks. Her death came unexpectedly to her many friends, as it was thought she was improving. Prior to her removal to the hospital she was tenderly cared for by her sister, Mrs. Elmer Stone of Smyrna. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were united in marriage on March 17, 1923. Besides the husband, the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Motta Rickard and sister Blanche of Beaver Meadow, Mrs. Stone of Smyrna, several uncles and aunts to whom sincere sympathy is extended, by a large circle of friends. The funeral of Mrs. Gardner will be held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Elmer Stone in Smyrna Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Otselic.
On Friday morning, February 27, Grace Emily, daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter V Gardner, passed away after a short illness of influenza followed by pneumonia. The deceased had just passed her 22nd birthday on February 7, 1920. Rev. C Stocum conducted prayer service Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock after which the remains were placed in the vault on Sherburne Hill until spring.
Solomon Gates died at his home Wednesday morning and a private funeral was held Saturday at two o'clock. Burial was made in the Lebanon cemetery.
Mrs. Clara Baker Gaylord, whose sudden and untimely death in the tragic automobile accident near Earlville on September 11th, 1918, is mourned by our whole community, was born on a farm near this village July 25, 1886. She was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Baker, who together with four brothers and two sisters survive her.
When a young girl she was sent to Hamilton to attend school and was graduated from the high school in the class of 1907. During this time she was baptized and became a member of the First Baptist church of Hamilton to which she remained "faithful unto death." Her religious experience was quiet but sincere and earnest. She believed in the ideals and mission of the church and took her part in the work of the church, being especially active in the kindergarten of the Sunday school.
She was married in July 25, 1908, to J. Karl Gaylord of Hamilton, at that time a student in Colgate university, to whom the sympathy of two communities goes out in his sorrow. She made a beautiful life for him and the four little children to whom she was all that a wise and self-sacrificing mother could be.
Last Sunday afternoon a host of friends met at her late home to do honor to her memory and to show the universal sympathy felt for those who have been so sorely bereaved. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W T Elmore, DD, and by Rev. W M Lawrence, DD, and the burial was in the beautiful Woodlawn cemetery in Hamilton.
George Griffith, a life-long resident of Georgetown, died suddenly Thursday morning. He was apparently in the best of health but he had worked quite hard Wednesday mowing with a scythe. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Claude, and one daughter, Mrs. L D Upham, both of this place. If he had lived until October he would have been 83 years old. He ran the flour and feed mill here for a good many years but in recent years had assisted his son in the grocery store. His funeral was held Sunday at his late home. Undertaker Floyd Currier of Hamilton had charge. Those from out of town who attended were Mr. and Mrs. George Goodsell of Syracuse, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Brown of Burlington Flats, Derwood Griffith of Cooperstown, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Yale and Mrs. May Jeffs of Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Miller of McGraw and Mr. and Mrs. Hardenburg of Cortland. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery beside his first wife.
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