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Elizabeth (Miller) Hurley obituary

Death of Mrs. E. M. Hurley
Proprietor of the Breffle House at Otego Expires Wednesday
Oneonta Daily Star
August 30, 1918

     Otego, August 29 – On Wednesday morning at 6:15 the lifeless body of Mrs. Elizabeth Hurley was found in the pastry room of the Breffle hotel. Mrs. Hurley was preparing breakfast and had gone into the pastry room, where she was mixing some breakfast cakes, when death came.

     She was born at Gilboa, Schoharie county, 1860, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Miller. In 1887 she was united in marriage to John Hurley at Stamford, to whom she has always been a devoted wife. Mrs. Hurley was a woman of splendid character and has always lived a busy and useful life. For nineteen years she was cook at the Central hotel, Oneonta. Ten years ago she bought the Breffle house at Otego, where she has since lived.

     The deceased was a member of the Baptist church.

     Mrs. Hurley is survived by husband above mentioned, one sister, Mrs. Alfred Zeh, of Otego, and five brothers, Henry, Joe, and Grant, of Gilboa; William, of Summit, and George, of Sidney.

     The funeral will be held at the Breffle house Friday at eleven o’clock. Rev. Frank Harwood of Adams officiating. Burial at Stamford.

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