Herbert Grant Jaquay
(October 12, 1867 - February 19, 1920)

[Casnastota Bee Journal?]
February 1920

Well Known Canastota Citizen 
    Passed Away Thursday 

Had Been Ill Only A Week.  Many Friends Mourn His Death.  Survived By Wife 
and Four Children.  Funeral at Baptist Church Sunday Afternoon. 
    Herbert Grant Jaquay, one of Canastota's best known citizens and business 
men, died at the Canastota Hospital Thursday morning at 6:30.  Mr. Jaquay had 
been very sick for a week with pneumonia which followed a hard cold.  His 
condition was considered critical from the start because there were several 
complications that made recovery almost impossible.  Nevertheless the 
community was shocked when they heard of his death and the bereaved family 
has the sympathy of every one. 
    Mr. Jaquay was born at New Boston 52 years ago and has spent most of his 
life in  Canastota.  His parents were Samuel and Cornelia Jaquay.  He grew up 
on  a farm and got his early education in district schools.  At the age of 14 
he left school to go to work and from that time on supported himself.  He 
learned the carpenters trade but at the age of 17 he took a position as 
shipping clerk for the Barnett leather company at Little Falls where he 
remained for two years.  He returned to Canastota and acted as clerk in the 
Post Office for a while after which he went into the clothing business with 
A. W. Graham and remained for ten years.  He has for the past twenty years 
been connected with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and has 
done extensive work for this company through out the county.  He served as 
village trustee and in 1917 was the candidate of the Democratic party of the 
Assembly and his popularity won him many complimentary votes outside his 
party.  He also been prominent in church and society.  He was a deacon in the 
Baptist Church and also president of the Board of Trustees and of the Baraca 
class of this church.  He was vice grand of the I. O. O. F. organization of 
    He was married about 27 years ago to Miss Fannie Wright who survives him. 
 He is also survived by three sons: Norris, Harold and Dow and one daughter 
Mrs. Erma Smith.  Another son, Willis, died a few years ago.  Mr. Jaquay was 
genial and kind hearted never considering any trouble too great in order to 
favor or oblige his friends who were legion. 
    His funeral was held Sunday afternoon, strictly private, at the home at 
two o'clock and public at the Baptist church  at three o'clock.  Rev. A. C. 
Horsman officiated and burial was made in Lenox Rural Cemetery. 
    A large delegation of Odd Fellows attended the funeral in a body and 
there were many beautiful floral offerings. 
[Facts: he was born 12 October 1867, died 19 February 1920  Canastota. (Death 
Certificate states he was born in New Berlin NOT New Boston as obit reads); 
he also had a female twin that died at birth, unnamed.. he was my grandfather,
his son Harold being my father. 
submitted by 
Harold Jaquay.]

Date: Thursday, March 09, 2000 08:31 AM

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