Cornwallville Burials
William S. Borthwick

Courtesy of Carol Borthwick
Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf

 

       

1895-1900


Funerals in the vicinity of Cornwallville, NY 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Saturday Aug. 31, 1895
Lewis B. Dutcher
Aged 67 years
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text Joshua 1.11
“Prepare you victuals for within thru days ye shall pass over this Jordan”
Hymns Nos.
Hymnal
Undertaker: J.L. Chittenden
Bearers: Mssrs. Oswin Rockwell, Platt Smith, Ostrander Goff, George Delemater
Buried in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Sunday Oct. 6, 1895
Lydia Ann Pratt
wife of George W. Pratt
Aged 67 years
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text Rev. 2.10
”Be thou faithful unto death and I will give the a crown of life”
Hymns: Nos. 1002, 957 & 1039 Hymnal and “Nearer my God to thee” at grave
Undertaker: Cornelius Cowles
Bearers: Mssrs. Horace Strong, Jeremiah Cunningham, Alex H. Parks, Elisha Parks, J.W. Proper and Horace Maybee
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
Sunday Nov. 24, 1895
Found dead two days ago in Clark Wetmore’s fields after having lain there three days 
Abram VanDenburgh
Aged nearly 85 years
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text 1 Samuel 10.21
“And when they sought him, he could not be found”
Hymns: Nos. 415.966.656. Hymnal
Undertaker: Frank Laraway
Bearers: George Delemater, Elias Mattice, Clark Wetmore, Sidney Smith, Charles J. Baker and Henry Abrams
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Saturday Dec. 14, 1895
A two week old child of Edward W. Brower.
Funeral at the house.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Moore.
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery.
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Monday Dec. 16, 1895
________ son of Elijah Parks. Aged ___ years.
Service by Rev. F.C. Sommer.
Text: Matt. 19.14
“And Jesus said. Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me; for of such is the Kingdom of heaven.”
Hymns: Nrs. 1008.611.627
Undertaker: J.R. Chittenden
Bearers: Lyman Strong, Edgar Strong, George W. Pratt Jr., and Charles Proper.
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery.
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Sunday Feb. 2, 1896
George Uttz
aged 28 yrs. 2 mo. 30 ds.
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text: Job 16.22
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
Hymns:
Undertaker: C. Cowles
Bearers: W.M. Sanford, Newman Sanford, Chas. Vincent, Hilton Smith, H.S. Woodworth and Leroy Barnes
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery

 
Catherine Vedder wife of Charles Wetmore
was found dead in bed at her son Wm. H. Wetmores
On Saturday April 4, 1896
Aged 90 years
Funeral services were held at Cairo, NY
April 7, 1896
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
April 14, 1896 – Tuesday
William Borthwick
Aged 86 yrs. 6ms 12ds
Died Sat. am April 11, 1896 at the residence of his daughter Mrs. P.E. Strong.
Sermon by Rev. F.J. Pohl
Text: John 11.26
”And whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. Believeth thou this?”
Hymns: 1002.656.979
Undertaker: Cornelius Cowles
Bearers: Ferris Wetmore, J.W. Proper, Basil H. Smith, Matthias France, James H. Richmond and Jerome E. Woodard.
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery.


Cornwallville M.E. Church
May 17, 1896 – Sunday
Charles H. Wetmore
Died Thurs. May 14.
In the 50th year of his age.
Sermon by Rev. F.J. Pohl
Text: Matt. 3 – 11 and 12
”I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner (?), but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Hymns 1000 Hymnal. “Jesus of Nazareth passeth by” and Quartetts.
Undertaker: Cornelius Cowles
Bearers: Basil Smith, James H. Richmond, J.B. Strong, J.M. Boughton, Edeward Smith, and Wm. C. Latta.
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery.
 

In Cairo Tuesday June 9, 1896
Ernest B. Hubbard
Died Sun. Morning June 7.
Aged 19 yrs. 9 mos.
Sermon by Rev. J.H. Lincoln
Text: Prov. 20.29
”The glory of young men is their strength”
Services at the grave were conducted by Rev. Mr. Lincoln and Victory Lodge No. 441 I.O. of G.T. of Cairo.
Singing “Sweet Bye and Bye” by members of the Lodge.
Undertaker: Frank Cole of Cairo
Bearers: From Cairo
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
July 20, 1896. Monday
Died on Saturday July 18, 1896 at the home of his Brother Armenius Smith.
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text: Amos 5.8
”Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning- the Lord is his name”.
Hymns: Nos. 363.415.260
Hymnal
(Selected by his widow)
Undertaker: Cornelius Cowles
Bearers: Clark Wetmore, Ferris Wetmore, Ostrander Goff, Sidney Smith, Jerome Woodard and Calvin Borthwick
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Aug. 9, 1896 – Sunday
Joseph Setford
Died Friday morning Aug. 6, 1896
In the 71st year of his age.
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text: Joshua 3.17
”And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.”
Hymns: Nos. 1050.993, Hymnal, Oriel Victory
Undertaker: Ed Brower
Bearers: Platt A. Smith, Ostrander Goff, Sobieski Brown, Sidney Smith, Basil Smith and Richard Watson.
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery.


Cornwallville M.E. Church
Sept. 6, 1896 Sunday
Died Thursday Sept. 3, 1896
Orloff Austin
Son of Arthur & Sadie Austin
Aged 5 months
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
“It is appointed unto man once to die”
Hymns: Nos. 1002.630.1008 Hymnal
Undertaker: Cornelius Cowles
Bearers: Walter Woodard, Leon Richmond, Allen Goff, and Arthur Smith
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Corwallville M.E. Cemetery
Sept. 11, 1896 Friday
Abijah Ranson
Aged 77 years
Died Sept. 8th 1896
Sermon by Rev. Rufus King D.D.
Text: John 14.2.3.
“In my mother’s house are many mansions if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself: that where I am then ye may be also.”
Hymns: Nos. 415.358. and 149 Hymnal
Undertaker: C.H. Cole of Cairo
Bearers: Platt A. Smith, Clark Wetmore, Basil Smith, Sobiaski Brown, Charles Reynolds, and Richard Watson
Burial in Ransom Sap Buck (?) on Abijahs Old Farm
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Sept.  20, 1896 Sunday
Alvin Jones
In the 81st year of his age
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text: Job 1.21
”The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Hymns: Nos. 965.984. Hymnal
Selection from Victory
Undertaker: George Bascom for C. Cowles
Bearers: Ostrander Goff, George H. Sanford, John Simpson, D.M. Olmstead, Linus Hopson and ____DeLong
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Nov.  _____ 1896 Saturday
Infant son of Abram V. and Carrie Sherman
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Cornwallville M.E. Church
Nov. 17, 1896 Tuesday
Lysander L. Minor
aged 50 yrs 3 mo.
Died early on Saturday morning Nov. 14, 1896
Sermon by Rev. F.C. Sommer
Text: Phil. 1.21
”For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Hymns: Nos. 93.682.656
Undertaker: Frank Cole of Cairo
Bearers: six Brother Odd Fellows of Warren Lodge No. 84 of New York
Interment in Cairo Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
Jan. 7, 1897 Thursday
Charles Proper
aged 21 years
Died early on Monday Jan. 4 1897
Sermon by Rev. G.W. Thompson
Text: 2 Sam. 18.33.
”And the King was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went thus he said, O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son - ”
Hymns: No. 1002 “At the cross” and 656
Undertaker: Edward Brown
Bearers: A.Z. Smith, Harry Smith, Jay Smith, W.S. Borthwick, G.W. Pratt, Porter Austin
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

Corwallville M.E. Church
May 16th 1897 Sunday
Garrett Brown
Aged 78 years
Died Friday May 14, 1897 at his home between Cornwallville and East Durham
Sermon by Rev. Mr. Haas of Durham
Text: 1 Cor. 15 – 55 to 57
“O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law – But thanks be to God who giveth is the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ”
Hymns: Nos. 980.1002.979
Undertaker: George Bascomb
Bearers: Oswin Rockwell, Reuben Moss, Platt Smith, Armenius Smith, Jerome Woodard, Clark Wetmore
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery
 

May 19, 1897 Wednesday
Charles O. Miller
Aged (blank)
Died Monday Morning May 17, 1897
Sermon by Rev. Mr. G. O. Wilsey of Durham
Services and burial at Lexington
Undertaker: George Bascomb


Cornwallville M.E. Church
May 27, 1897 Thursday
Wm. Snyder
Aged 49 years
Died Tuesday Evening May 25, 1897 at his home where he had lived with his Mother Mrs. Leah Snyder, all his life
Sermon by Rev. Mr. Vaughn of Windham
Text: 1 Cor. 3.9
“For we are laborers together with God.”
Hymns: Nos. 363.957.611
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: Erwin Lawrence, Elisha Parks, J.W. Proper, Charles Reynolds, Wm. C. Latta, and Mark Minor
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
June 13, 1897 Sunday
Thomas B. Strong
Aged 48 years
Was found drowned in the creek in Windham on Friday morning June 11, 97, probably came to his death the previous evening
Sermon by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Text: 2 Cor. 4.17
”For our light afflictions which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”
Hymns: Nos. 1002.415.656
Undertaker: John A. Newell of Windham
Bearers: M. France, Jerome Woodard, Ferris Witmore, Chas. A. Brown, Wm. C. Latta, James H. Richmond
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Cemetery
December 19, 1897 Sunday
Alathea, wife of Charles H. Witmore, aged 46 yrs.
Died Wednesday Evening Dec. 15, 1897in St. Luke’s Hospital, New York City, after having an operation performed. She left home for New York on Monday Dec. 13, 1897
Sermon by Rev. C.E. Hoyt of Durham Pres. Church
Text: John 14.3
”I go to prepare a place for you”
Hymns: Nos. 1002.415.957
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: Richard M. Watson, Charles Reynolds, Wm. C. Latta, Jerome Woodard, Basil H. Smith, and James H. Richmond
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
December 23, 1897
Second funeral service
Aged 83 years
Caroline, Widow of Hiram F. Witmore
Died at the Residence of her Daughter Mrs. John N. Pine, Sandy Pines
Remarks by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Hymns: No
Undertaker: Deane of Catskill
Bearers: Jerome Woodard, Charles Reynolds, M.S. Minor
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
Feb. 3, 1898 Thursday
Maria M. Bushnell widow of Wm. Borthwick
Aged 87yrs. 10m 19ds
Died Saturday morning January 29, 1899 at the home of her daughter Mrs. P.E. Strong
Funeral was set for Tues. Feb. 1 but the weather was so inclement it was postponed until Thurs.
Sermon by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Text: Ps. 71.9
”Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength failith”
Hymns: Nos. 656.994.979
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: M. France, Edward Smith, Charles A. Brown, Wm. C. Latta, Jerome Woodward, Charles Reynolds
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


At her late Residence
Feb. 14, 1898 Monday
Cornelia Jones wife of Albert Paddock
Aged 76 years
Died on Friday Feb. 11, 1898 at her old home where she has lived the most of her life.
Sermon by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Text: Sam. 3.33
”For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men - ”
Hymns: Nos. 982.976.selection
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: Daniel Olmstead, John Simpson
Burial in Stone Bridge Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
March 4, 1898 Friday
Mary A. Adams widow of Henry Russ
Aged 90 yrs and 6 mo.
Died Tuesday evening March 1, 1898 at the home of her son Darwin Russ, where she had lived many years.
Sermon by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Text: (Blank)
Hymns: 956.1000 – Selection
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: William Rogers, Charles Reynolds, Matthias France, Charles A. Brown, Jerome Woodard, James Richmond
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
April 14, 1898 Thursday
Willie Wetmore
Aged 10 yrs and 7 mos.
Died Monday Evening April 11, 1898 at the home where his father and sister Hattie died.
Sermon by Rev. C.E. Hoyt
Text: Zech. 8.5
”And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.”
Hymns: Nos. 363.630.1050
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: Four boys from Durham
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
April 30, 1898 Saturday
Delia Finch, widow of Chauncey Jerome
Aged 71 years
Died Wednesday April 27, 1898 in St. Luke’s Hospital New York City. Funeral services were held in the Hospital Chapel Thurs. 4 P.M.
Sermon by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Text: John 14.2
”In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told go, I go to prepare a place for you - ”
Hymns: 683.415.656
Undertaker: (Blank), Catskill, NY
Bearers: Basil Smith, William Rogers, Ostrander Goff, Ferris Wetmore, Horace Maybee, Armenius Smith
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery


At his late residence Sept. 2, 1898 Friday
William White
Aged 70 years
Died Wednes. Morning Aug. 31, 1898 at home between Cornwallville and East Durham
Sermon by Rev. C.E. Hoyt of Durham
Text: Ps. 90.12
”To teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Hymns: 415.656
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: Reuben Moss, Ransom – Erastus- Traver, Henry Abrams, John Steweart
Burial in Stone Bridge Cemetery


At his late Residence Sept. 13, 1898 Tuesday
Edwin D. Elliott
In the 60th year of his age
Died Saturday morning Sept. 10, 1898. He was engaged in washing a wagon preparatory to go to Cairo with boarders. The stroke came suddenly.
Sermon by Rev. A.M. Cole
Scripture reading and Prayer by Rev. C.E. Hoyt. Closing Prayer by Rev. G.O. Wilsey
Undertaker: George Bascom
Bearers: J.G. Borthwick, O.W. More, Omar Rockerfeller
Burial in Locust Grove Cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
Oct.6, 1898 Thursday
George Uttz
In the 87th year of his age
Died Monday P.M. Oct. 3rd 1898 at his home in Hervey Street where he has lived many years.
Sermon by Rev. (blank)
Text: Isa. 40.6
”All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.”
Hymns: Nos. 683.965.984
Undertaker: George Bascom of Durham
Bearers: Henry Abrams, Thomas Taylor, George H. Sanford, Ostrander Goff, John Simpson, Calvin Borthwick
Burial in Cornwallville cemetery


Cornwallville M.E. Church
January 19, 1900 Friday
Matthias France
Aged nearly 48 years
Born Feb. 29, 1852 in C’ville
He died Tuesday evening Jan. 16, 1900 at his old home where he had lived ever since his early boyhood. His disease was measles from which he partially recovered but suffered a relapse.
Sermon by Rev. Geo. O. Wilsey
Text: First Timothy 6.7
”for we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”
Hymns: Nos. 683.363.656
Undertaker: Frank Laraway of Oak Hill
Bearers: Jerome Woodard, Wm. C. Latta, Truman I. Smith, Ferris Wetmore, Richard Watson and James Richmond
Burial in Cornwallville Cemetery, new part
 


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