Beaver Meadow, Oct 12 -- Henry Launt a life long resident of this place dropped dead while driving to one of his neighbors Wednesday afternoon. Mr Launt was 58 years old and had been in poor health for some time. He is survived by his brother Lewis, and one daughter. Burial was made in Cole Hill cemetery, Charles H Woodley of South Otselic had charge of the funeral.
Rev. Aulder Lazalere, a former resident of this village, died at North Sanford, NY at an early hour Sunday morning after an illness of several months. Mr. Lazalere was born at Zanesville, Ohio, about forty-five years ago and came to this section about ten years ago to serve the Friends church at Upperville as pastor where he served for six years, making many warm friends by his earnest personal work and zeal for the cause for which he worked who will be saddened to learn of his untimely death. About two years ago he accepted the pastorate of the M. E. churches at Sanford and North Sanford, where, in spite of his poor health he has served faithfully and made many friends. Within a few hours of his death he received word that his father, a life-long and aged resident of Zanesville, Ohio, had passed away. After a prayer at the parsonage at North Sanford on Sunday the remains were taken to his home at Zanesville for the funeral and the interment will be made in the family lot at that place.
Harriet Stowell was born in Solsville, Madison county, July 30, 1877, and was a daughter of Charles and Melissa LaMunion Stowell. She was educated in the schools of the town of Madison, and was married on Dec. 18, 1901, to LaVerne B. Lewis of Solsville, where they resided until 1905 when they moved to Greene where Mr. Lewis had accepted a position as telegraph operator in the D, L & W station in that village. In 1910 Mr. Lewis was appointed station agent at Earlville for the Lackawanna, and they had since resided here where Mrs. Lewis endeared herself to everyone by her whole-hearted geniality and bright disposition. She was apparently the picture of health, and the sunshine in her heart radiated a brightness that seemed to touch a responding cord in the heart of everyone with whom she came in contact. She never complained, and if she had any idea of the dangerous disease which had fastened its hold upon her it was kept locked within the confines of her own breast.
Mrs. Lewis united with the First Baptist church of Earlville several years ago under the pastorate of Rev. Paul Monk, and was one of the substantial standbys of the society. She was president of the Woman's Auxiliary, and was always active in what ever work was in hand for the support of the church. She lived a life of intense activity, and the zeal which she gave to the work of her household was given in the same full measure to the work of the church. It was a labor of love with her; plaudits following work well done were only an incident. Final results achieved were sufficient recompense. Mrs. Lewis was also a member of Madinango Rebekah lodge to which she gave enthusiastic support, and the members of that Order will look upon her death as a great personal loss.
Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Raymond G Lewis; a granddaughter, Janet; one sister, Mrs. Alice Lewis of Madison; two brothers, Herbert Stowell of Oriskany Falls and Chester Stowell of Bouckville.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Wm. Guillan, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Burial was made in the family lot in the cemetery at Madison.
Members of Earlville lodge, IOOF, and of Madinango Rebakah lodge attended the funeral in a body.
A wealth of floral offerings bore mute testimony from friends of the love and esteem in which she was held.
On Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock, in the Norwich Memorial hospital, occurred the death of Margaret H Loftus, wife of James Loftus of Smyrna, aged 38 years.
Mrs. Loftus was well known in Norwich, where she resided for many years prior to the removal of the family to Smyrna a few years ago. She had many friends in this city who will be shocked to learn of her sudden death.
She is survived by her husband, by an infant child only a few hours old, and three other children. She also leaves three sisters, Josephine Halley of Ireland, Mrs. James Eagan of Norwich and Mary Halley of Utica, and one brother, John of Ireland. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Redmond, 37 Pleasant street, from where the funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock and from St. Paul's church at 9:30 oclock. Burial will be made in St. Paul's cemetery. - 1920 in pencil on obit.
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