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Viola (Mickle-Cornell) Greer obituary

submitted by Michael Cornell

Viola (Mickle-Cornell) Greer
The Oneonta Daily Star October 22, 1941

Sidney—Mrs. Viola (Mickle) Greer, 88-year-old Meridale resident, died Sunday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth Jones, of Bainbridge, from a stroke suffered a week before, from which she never rallied. Funeral services will be held at the Colwell brothers parlors in Bainbridge today at 1. Rev. Paul Hulslander, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Jefferson cemetery.

Married three times, Mrs. Greer first became the bride of Henry Cornell when she was 19 years old. They later moved to Gilboa, where her children were born. Following Mr. Cornell’s death in 1894, Mrs. Greer remained in Gilboa for two years and then moved to Meridale, where she resided for the rest of her life. She was born at Eminence May 8, 1853, a daughter of Nancy Proper and Jeremiah Mickle.

She was married to Levi Selleck about the turn of the century, and he passed away in 1910. Her third husband was W.J. Greer, who lived until 1923.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Selleck of Meridale; a son, Ross Cornell of Walton; a sister, Ella Veley, 90, of Middleburg; a brother, Oscar Mickle, 92, of Stamford; 14 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.


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