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Mrs. Maria (Lawton) obituary

contributed by Anne LaMont

Mrs. Jesse H. Alger
Middleburgh News
May 7, 1908

     Maria Alger who died at her home in Brookyn Hollow, April 29th, was the widow of Jesse H. Alger remembered by many as a man pf good judgement and of strict integrity. Mrs. Alger's maiden name was Lawton, daughter of Peleg Lawton and she was born April 8th, 1822 within a mile of where she died. She never lived, so we are informed, farther than a mile from her birth place. All who knew Mrs. Alger will have pleasant recollection of her. She was of a social nature and always enjoyed company; she will be missed by neighbors and friends as well as by her immediate family. She was the mother of eleven children. Six of them, four sons, Charles, Jacob, George and Jesse and two daughters Mary Ann and Martha are still living. She had 36 grand children, 37 great grand children and two great great grand children. Of her father's family one brother Peter Lawton survives her.
     Her funeral took place from her late residence Saturday afternoon attended by a large number of relatives, neighbors and friends. The sermon was by Rev. P. H. West. Interment in the Dutch Settlement cemetery by the side of her husband who died several years ago.


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