Cortland County
Obituaries

Cortland Standard-Wed.14 Oct 1936 pg. 10 -McGraw:

OSCAR SMITH, 80, TAKEN BY DEATH

OCTEGENARIAN WAS LIFELONG RESIDENT OF CORTLAND COUNTY-

Oscar Smith, 80, died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Cudworth, on the Solon Road. Mr. Smith had been ill for some time.

Mr. Smith was born in Solon, June 24, 1856, the son of Alfred and Cordelia Elwood Smith. He had spent all his life in Cortland County. He was a member of the Methodist Church of McGraw.

Besides his daughter, Mrs. Cudworth, Mr. Smith leaves one grandson, Robert Cudworth of Solon; one granddaughter, Jean Cudworth of Solon; two brothers, Frank Smith of East Freetown and Morrell [George a.t] Smith of Solon, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 Friday afternoon at Hall's Funeral Home in East Main Street. Rev. Harry Stubbs, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in McGrawville Cemetery.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, NY, Nov 1 1931-McGraw-

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. IDA DODD- FUNERAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN METHODIST CHURCH

Mrs. Ida Celinda Dodd, widow of the late George Dodd, died this morning at 8:30 at her home in South Street, this village. She was 75 years of age.

Mrs. Dodd was born in Solon and was the daughter of Alfred and Cordelia Elwood Smith. Her entire life had been spent in McGraw and vicinity. She was a member of the Methodist Church in McGraw.

She is survived by three sons, George A. Dodd of Solon, W.L. Dodd of Syracuse, and Ernest S. Dodd of McGraw; four daughters, Mrs. Lola M. Burgett of McGraw, Mrs. Pearl C. Burgett of Little York, Mrs. Elnora C. Barden of Cortland and Mrs. C. Luella Morgan of Homer; four brothers, Irvin Smith of Endicott, Oscar Smith of McGraw, Frank and Morrell [George a.t.]Smith of Mt. Roderick; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A prayer service will be held at the late home Saturday noon at 12:30. The funeral will be held the same afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist Church. Rev. W.C. Pittman will officiate. Burial will be in McGraw.


Cortland Standard-Friday September 17, 1926-pg. 12 under McGraw:

MRS. MATILDA CLINE DIES AT THE HOME OF HER NIECE AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.

The death of Mrs. Matilda Cline occurred shortly before midnight on Wednesday, September 15 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lola Holl of Cortland, where she had been cared for for several months. Her age was 72 years and 6 months.

She is survived by one son, Hubert Cline who lives just out of the village and her funeral will be held at his home Saturday at 2 P.M.

Besides her son, Mrs. Cline is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Dodd of South St. this village, and by four brothers, Irving, Oscar, Morrell [George at] and Frank Smith. She was the widow of Myron Cline who died many years ago.

Mrs. Cline has been in very poor health for a long time having been stricken with numb palsy years ago, and for seventeen weeks before her death was unable to leave her bed.

[Burial in McGrawville Cemetery a.t.]


Cortland Standard- Monday-Aug.30,1948-

GEORGE M. SMITH AGED 88, EXPIRES

George M. Smith, 88, formerly of McGraw, died Saturday evening at 239 Main Street, following a long illness. He was born March 24, 1860, in Solon, the son of the late Albert [Alfred a.t.] and Cordelia Elwood Smith.

He is survived by one son, George Smith of McGraw; four daughters, Mrs. J. H. [Winifred] Fenner of Croswell, MI, Mrs. Harvey [Mildred] Reed of Cortland, Mrs. Gladys Cortright of McGraw, and Mrs. Andy [Arla] Seamans of McGraw; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Beard Memorial Home where friends may call this evening from 7:30 to 8:30.

Interment will be in the Marathon Cemetery


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, -pg. 2, Wed. 23 Feb. 1944.

FRANK SMITH, 81, DIES IN CORTLAND.

NATIVE OF SOLON STRICKEN AT HOME OF HIS SON

Frank L. Smith, 81, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, Charles Smith, 47 Charles Street, Cortland.

He was born in Solon, June 4, 1862, the son of Alfred and Cordelia Elwood Smith.

Besides his son he leaves a niece, Mrs. Helen Burton, who had made her home with him for several years. One granddaughter, Imogene Smith of Cortland, one grandson, Sergt. Stanley Smith, who is with the U.S. Army in Italy, one brother George M. Smith of Cortland, and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the McEvoy Funeral Home, and friends may call tonight from 7 to 9. The remains will be placed in the vault for burial in Truxton in the spring.


Cortland Democrat--Friday, May 23, 1913

Alfred Smith obit: With picture of Alfred and Cordelia Smith

THE LATE ALFRED SMITH OF MCGRAWVILLE

Alfred Smith of McGrawville, whose death was briefly mentioned in thes columns last week, was born in McDonough Nov. 5, 1827, his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith, who were farmers. Here Mr. Smith passed his younger days receiving from his parents the knowledge which made him in after years one of the most successful farmers in Cortland county.

He married to Miss Cordelia Elwood of McDonough February 11, 1850, the result of their union being six children as follows: Irving resides in Chenango Forks, Mrs. M.H. [Alice Matilda a.t.]Cline in McGrawville, Mrs. George [Ida a.t.]Dodd in McGrawville, Morrell [George a.t.] Smith in Solon, Oscar of McGrawville and Frank Smith in Jamesville.

Nearly 60 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to the town of Solon and purchased a large farm where they resided for over 50 years. and still own the same farm.

Some time ago, as both Mr. and Mrs. Smith were no longer young, and were approaching that time in life when it is advisable to lay aside the business cares of this world and settle down to enjoy the fruits of the labors of their younger days, they removed to McGrawville where they have since resided. Mr. Smith has a brother Chauncey Smith who resides in Jamesville with his nephew, Frank Smith, and a sister Cynthia [Knickerbocker a.t.] of Illinois.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York-May 7, 1956:

H.W. CLINE, 78, DIES AT SCOTT

Hubert W. [Ward a.t.] Cline, 78, who farmed in McGraw many years and was a resident of Scott the past seven years, died early this morning at his home.

A member of McGraw Grange, McGraw Methodist Church, he was born Sept. 5, 1877 in the Town of Solon, son of Myron and Matilda Smith Cline.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Cline, whom he married in McGraw on March 5, 1902, a foster brother, Gerald Stevens, of Scott, a niece, Mrs. Raymond Brown of McGraw, and several cousins.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, McGraw, where friends may call Tuesday night from 7:30 to 9. The Rev. John Beers pastor of Scott Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in McGrawville Rural Cemetery.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Dec. 21, 1967

BERTHA CLINE FORMERLY OF MCGRAW, DIES

Mrs. Bertha M. Cline, 87, Scott, died at the Dowd [Howd a.t.] Nursing Home in Moravia this morning.

She was born Dec. 28, 1879, the daughter of Burdette and Leah Tarbell Stevens.

She was the widow of Hubert Cline.

Surviving her are a brother, Gerald M. Stevens of Scott and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cline was a member of the Scott Methodist Church. She was a resident of McGraw most of her life until she moved to Scott about 14 years ago.

While a resident of McGraw she was a member of the McGrawville Grange.

Private funeral services will be held at Briggs Brothers Memorial Home at 2 p m. Saturday. Interment will be in McGrawville Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York , Saturday,Aug 12, 1950

MRS. CUDWORTH, 54, DIES; BELIEVED VICTIM OF POLIO-

Mrs. Frances S. Cudworth, 54 of 16 Samson Street, Cortland, died Friday afternoon in City Hospital, Syracuse. She was the wife of John W. Cudworth of Cortland.

According to hospital authorities, Mrs. Cudworth was believed to have been stricken with bulbar poliomyelitis. She became ill Wednesday and was taken by ambulance Friday to City Hospital, where she died an hour after arrival. Nineteen persons have been treated at the hospital for polio this year. Three have died.

Mrs. Cudworth was born April 23, 1896, the daughter of Oscar and Mary Marshall Smith in Solon. She was a resident of Cortland for three months, living previously in McGraw.

She was a member of the McGraw Methodist Church, a member and past president of McGraw American Legion Auxiliary, past president of McGraw P.T.A. She graduated from Cortland Normal School in 1916 and taught for 20 years.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Vincent [Jean a.t.] Willis; a son J. Robert Cudworth and three grandchildren, Kathy, Robert Alan and Vincent James Willis all of Cortland; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Beard Memorial Home. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Monday, Oct 8, 1934-pg.10-McGraw:

DEATH SUMMONS MRS. OSCAR SMITH

FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY AT METHODIST CHURCH-

Mrs. Mary Marshall Smith, 71, wife of Oscar Smith, died at 8:45 this morning at her home, 7 Highland Ave, following a long illness. Mrs. Smith was born in South Cortland April 29, 1863, the daughter of George and Mary Homer Marshall.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Smith leaves one daughter, Mrs. John [Frances Anna a.t.] Cudworth; one grandson, Robert Cudworth; one granddaugher, Jean Cudworth; one brother, Elbert Marshall of McGraw; one sister, Mrs. Fred Winters of Cortland and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church. Rev. W. Charles Pittman officiating. Burial will be made in McGraw Cemetery.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York Monday,June 21 1954

GEORGE A. DODD, 72, NORTH ST. DIES

McGraw- George A, Dodd, 72, of North Sr., died this morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Barden, Cortland, following a short illness.

He was born on April 30, 1882, in Truxton, the son of George E. and Ida Smith Dodd. He married Grace Allen in McGraw on Oct. 15, 1906. Mr. Dodd had spent most of his life in and around McGraw where he was a cattle dealer and a farmer. He retired three years ago because of failing health.

Mr. Dodd wa a 50-year member of McGrawville Grange and a member of the McGraw Methodist Church.

Surviving him, besides his wife, are four sisters, Mrs. Lola Burgett and Mrs. Fred [Elnora Celinda a.t.] Barden of Cortland, Mrs. Pearl Burgett of Tully and Mrs. Charles [Corletta Luella a.t.] Morgan of Homer; two brothers, William Dodd of Cortland and Ernest Dodd of McGraw, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home.

The Rev. M. Ford Crippen, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in McGrawville Rural Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Bearers were: Marion Card, Homer DeLong, Floyd Heath, James Abdallah and Earl Jacobi of McGraw and Arza Pierce of Solon.

Friends and relatives were present from Marathon, Tully, Little York, Wilmington, Del, Truxton, Spafford, Blodgett Mills, Cortland, Homer, Solon and McGraw.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Monday, August 27,1956

MRS. BURGETT, 70, DIES ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Lola Dodd Burgett, 70, of 19 Court St., died at the home of her son, Kenneth Holl, 37 James St., Homer, NY. She had lived at the Court St. address for a number of years.

Mrs. Burgett was born in Solon on March 20, 1886, the daughter of George and Ida Smith Dodd.

She was married twice, to Ira Holl, who died in 1918, and then to Harry Burgett, who died in 1944.

Mrs. Burgett was a member of the Homer Avenue Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the Eastern Star, and had lived in this vicinity all her life.

She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. James [Doris a.t.] Canestaro, Cortland; and Mrs. John [Linnie a.t.] Davidson, Brooklyn; three sons, Francis Holl, Truxton; Arley Holl, Marcellus; and Kenneth Holl, Homer; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Dodd, McGraw; and William Dodd, Binghamton; and three sisters, Mrs. Luella Morgan, Homer; Mrs. Elnora Barden, Cortland; and Mrs. Pearl Burgett, Tully, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Hall Funeral Home, McGraw, at 2 p.m. tomorrow, with the Rev. Earl Barfoot, pastor of the Homer Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 this evening.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Friday, June 27, 1986

ELNORA BARDEN:

Mrs. Elnora C. Barden, 89, formerly of 10 Grace St., Cortland, NY, died June 26, 1986 in the Cortland Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 3, 1896 in Solon, the daughter of George and Ida Smith Dodd and was the widow of J.Barden who died Sept. 16, 1978. Mrs. Barden was a member of the Homer Avenue Methodist Church. Surviving are a son James E. Barden of Cortland; a sister, Mrs. Louella Morgan of Rocky River, OH; 3 grandsons, Chris Barden of Summerhill, John and Eric Barden, both of Cortland, 6 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday at 2 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Wiley White officiating. Interment will be in McGrawville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 7-8 pm at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Homer Avenue United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Saturday, September 16, 1978

FRED J. BARDEN:

Fred J. Barden, 83, of 10 Grace St., died this morning in Cortland Memorial Hospital. born Jan. 1, 1895 in Lockwood, the son of Abraham T. and Alice Walling Barden, he was a resident of Cortland many years. Mr. Barden was employed at Champion Sheet Metal Co. for over 40 years. He was a member of the Homer Avenue United Methodist Church, Eagles and Dads of Veterans. Surviving are his widow, Elnora Dodd Barden; a son, James E. Barden of Cortland; a step-brother, Harry King of McGraw; a step-sister, Mrs. Christine Mapes of Cortland; 3 grandsons, Chris J. Barden of Locke and John A. and Eric A., both of Cortland; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 pm, Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Wiley White officiating. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 pm

Monday at the funeral home.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Friday, February 12, 1937

SMITH-

In the town of Solon, N.Y., Feb. 11, 1937, Curtis D. Smith, aged 50 years.

Injuries Fatal To Curtis Smith

Maybury Mills, Man Thrown From Load of Hay One Week Ago.

Caused Partial Paralysis

Last Rites at Beard Memorial Home Sunday Afternoon at 3

Curtis D. Smith, 50, died last evening a this home at Maybury Mills near Solon, the result of injuries sustained a week ago, February 5, when he was thrown from a hayload. Mr. Smith was drawing a load of hay to put in a stack. As he turned off the road the load tipped over throwing him to the ground. His injuries resulted in partial paralysis and his death.

Mr. Smith had been engaged in farming for a number of years, having made his home at his late residence near Solon for the past 21 years. He was the son of George M. Smith and Elizabeth Hopkins of Mount Roderick, both of whom survive.

Other surviving relatives include his wife, Amy Shippey Smith; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur [Julia a.t.] Storey of Solon, Mrs. Carlton [Delia a.t.] Elwood of Cincinnatus, Mrs. Harris [Mary a.t.] Stanley of Marathon; three sons, Donald of McGraw, and Dayton and Dale Curtis of Solon; one brother, George Smith of McGraw; four sisters, Mrs. Winifred Fenner of Croswell, MI, Mrs. Mildred McIntyre of Cortland, Mrs Gladys Cortright of McGraw and Mrs. Arla Seamans of Cortland; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held sunday afternoon at 3 from the Beard Memorial Home in Cortland. The remains will be placed in the receiving vault at the Cortland Rural Cemetery to await burial at Marathon in the spring. Friends may call at the Beard Home from 7:30 to 9 on Saturday evening.


Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991

Harris W. Stanley, 82, of Marathon, NY, RD#, died unexpectedly Nov. 6, 1991, at the Cortland, (NY) Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Stanley was born Jan. 21, 1909, in Lisle, the son of Clark & Florence M. Palmer Stanley and was a life resident of the Marathon area.

He was a former member ot the Killawog Baptist church and of the Marathon Grange. He was a 1929 graduate of Marathon Academy.

Mr. Stanley and his wife of 61 years, Edith M. Smith Stanley, owned and operated the Silver Maple Farm in Marathon for over 60 years, retiring in 1980.

He had also been employed at Wickwire Brothers and Champion Sheet Metal in Cortland.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles L. of Marathon; two daughters, Evelyn L. Harrington, Caron of Colebrook, N.H; and Donna M. Fox of Cortland; two sisters, Louise Sherwood of Cortland and Bernice Jennison of Greene; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 12 to 1 pm, prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to the Marathon Fire Department Ambulance Fund, PO Box 488, Marathon, NY, 13803.

 

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