Vans A. Dove
(June 3, 1905 - November 20, 1999)

Oneida Daily Dispatch 
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999 
 
HAMILTON - Vans A. Dove, 96, of Eaton Street, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, 
at his home. 
 
He was born June 3, 1905, in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Vans A. and Mary 
Campbell Dove. He came to the United States as an infant, living in Fulton 
and Syracuse prior to moving to Hamilton in 1935. 
 
Mr. Dove married the former Eleanor Keach on Oct. 24, 1925, in Syracuse. Mrs.
Dove died March 22, 1989. 
 
Mr. Dove was the owner and operator of the Purity Laundry in Hamilton from 
1946 until his retirement in 1969. Mr. Dove was an active member of the First
Baptist Church of Hamilton. He was a founder and active member of the 
Hamilton Booster Club, where he was a past President and "Booster of the 
Year" in 1972. He was a member and Vice President of the Woodlawn Cemetery
Association, Hamilton, and a 75-year member of the F & AM Lodge No. 120 of 
Hamilton. Mr. Dove was a member of the MOKANNA Grotto No. I of Hamilton, 
where he had served as Monarch in 1941, and as its Secretary since 1970. 
 
He was on the Memorial Properties Committee and was appointed Director of the
Founders Memorial Properties by the Supreme Council Brothers of North 
America. Mr. Dove was also an avid bowler and golfer. 
 
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Betty) Lamb of Hamilton; one sister, 
Margaret Evans of Syracuse; four grandchildren; and five great-grand-chldren.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2000 05:28 PM

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