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FUNERAL REGISTER OF C.F. LEONARD FUNERAL HOME

Interlaken, N.Y.

Part 1, April 21, 1912 - Dec. 31, 1912
Part 2, January 1, 1913 - Dec. 31, 1913
Part 3, January 1, 1914 - Dec. 31, 1914
Part 6, January 1, 1917 - Dec. 31, 1917
Part 7, January 1, 1918 - Dec. 31, 1918

Part 1: April 21, 1912 - December 31, 1912

The following information was abstracted from an Interlaken, N.Y. funeral home register, which listed deceased persons for whom burial-related services were provided. Spellings are exactly as given. Place of burial may not be actual name of cemetery but location of cemetery. "Late residence" might not be place of death but could be helpful in tracking down an obituary.

The original register is owned by an anonymous donor, who has no other volumes from this undertaking business.


Sources:

#1 - a handwritten funeral register of the C.F. Leonard Funeral Home, Interlaken, N.Y., which included deaths for which they performed burial-related or transporting services from April 21, 1912 to end of year 1912.

#2 - "Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors for Year 1912, State of New York, Seneca County," printed by Journal Publishing Co., Seneca Falls, N.Y. This included synopses of coroner's reports for all of Seneca County.


Name of Dec'd - Boyer, William Wirt
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 49
Cause of Death - overdose morphine sulphate - accidental
Certifying Physician - Coroner John G. Gorden
Date of Death - April 21, 1912
Date of Burial- April 24, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Interlaken Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "W.W. Boyer, Age 49"; arterial preservation; light oak casket, steel vault; flowers ordered by Masonic Lodge, Grange #160, Bible class, and Mrs. Boyer; 1 carriage to cemetery; total cost of funeral $305.75.

[From 1912 Coroner's Report by John G. Gordon, Coroner
- Apr. 21. Viewed body of William W. Boyer. No inquest deemed necessary. A.H. Hill, M.D., examining physician. No valuables.]


Name of Dec'd - Harris, George A.
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 61
Cause of Death - (illegible) of heart
Certifying Physician - Dr. Gould
Date of Death - April 29, 1912
Date of Burial - May 1, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Lodi Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "George A. Harris, Age 61"; arterial preservation; oak casket; flowers ordered by Interlaken Grange #160; total cost of funeral $132.00.

[From 1912 Coroner's Report by L. Arthur Gould, M.D.
- April 29, 1912. Views body of George A. Harris, Interlaken, N.Y. No articles of value on body. Louis A. Gould, M.D., examining physician. Deemed inquest unnecessaryy.
- April 29, 1912. Performed autopsy on body of Geo. A Harris, Louis A. Gould, M.D. Assisting.]


Name of Dec'd - Pentz, Susan M.
Late residence - Lodi
Age - 38
Cause of Death - Pulmonary Embolism
Certifying Physician - Dr. Lee, hospital
Date of Death - May 6, 1912
Date of Burial - May 8, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Lodi Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Susan M. Pentz, Age 38"; plush casket & vault; dress $10.00; carriage from Igmire & Tompson; flowers ordered by Abm. Pentz and Frank Chrisfield; total cost of funeral $186.99.

Name of Dec'd - Trimms(?), Minnie Bell (listed in index as Minnie Bell Switzer)
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 27
Cause of Death - Acute Nephritis
Certifying Physician - Dr. A.R. Hill
Date of Death - May 17, 1912
Date of Burial - May 20, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - Peter Switzer
Place of Burial - Watkins Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Minnie B. Trimms, Age 27"; arterial preservation; plush shrine; white robe $8.00; flowers ordered by Mrs. Trimms and Switzer, Frank Trimms, and Mr. Goodman; total cost of funeral $137.00

Name of Dec'd - Rappleye, A. Judson
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 72 years 19 days
Cause of Death - Mitral insufficiency
Certifying Physician - Dr. L. Arthur Gould
Date of Death - May 28, 1912
Date of Burial- May 31, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Interlaken Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "A.J. Rappleye, Age 72"; arterial preservation; lith oak schrine, steel vault; 1 carriage; flowers ordered by Mrs. A.J. Rappleye, Advisory Board, Braca Class, __ Van Liew; total cost of funeral $261.75.

[From 1912 Coroner's Report by L. Arthur Gould, M.D.
- May 28, 1912. Viewed body of Judson Rappleye, Interlaken, N.Y. No articles of value on body. Louis A. Gould, M.D., examining physician. Deemed inquest unnecessary.]


Name of Dec'd - Bradford, Theodore D.
Late residence - New York
Age - 44 years, 8 months
Cause of Death - not given
Certifying Physician - not given
Date of Death - not given
Date of Burial- not given
Funeral at House or at __ Church - not given
Place of Burial - not given
Other Info - hearse service only, $10.00.

Name of Dec'd - Bradford, Matilda L.
Late residence - New York
Age - not given
Cause of Death - not given
Certifying Physician - not given
Date of Death - not given
Date of Burial- not given
Funeral at House or at __ Church - not given
Place of Burial - not given
Other Info - hearse service only, $10.00.

Name of Dec'd - Leveich?), Mary
Late residence - New York
Age - 51 years, 4 months
Cause of Death - not given
Certifying Physician - not given
Date of Death - not given
Date of Burial- not given
Funeral at House or at __ Church - not given
Place of Burial - not given
Other Info - hearse service only, $10.00.

Name of Dec'd - Burlew, Alice
Late residence - Sheldrake Springs
Age - 61 years, 25 days
Cause of Death - suicide by hanging
Certifying Physician - L. Arthur Gould
Date of Death - June 26, 1912
Date of Burial- June 28, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - not given
Other Info - inscription on plate "Alice Burlew, Age 61"; arterial preservation, silver grey coffin; "Seneca Co. to moving body from place of death to house."; total cost of funeral $75.00

[From 1912 Coroner's Report by L. Arthur Gould, M.D.
- June 26, 1912. Viewed body of Mrs. Alice Emmerson Berlew, Interlaken, N.Y. Nothing of value on body. Louis A. Gould, M.D., examining physician. No inquest.]


Name of Dec'd - Murphy, George
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 60
Cause of Death - Struck by engine
Certifying Physician - not given
Date of Death - July 6, 1912
Date of Burial- July 8, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - rooms
Place of Burial - Lodi Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "At Rest"; arterial preservation; grey cloth casket; black robe $5; 1 carriage to cemetery; expense to pick up body in Ithaca $10.00; total cost of funeral $58.00.

Name of Dec'd - Miller, Mary A.
Late residence - Valois
Age - 75
Cause of Death - Apoplexy
Certifying Physician - Dr. Carman
Date of Death - July 9, 1912
Date of Burial- July 11, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Valois Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "At Rest"; arterial preservation; B-B cloth casket; black robe $6.50; total cost of funeral $114.90.

Name of Dec'd - Dennis, Fannie
Late residence - Newark, N.J. (N.Y.?)
Age - 91
Cause of Death - Cerebral Hemorage (sp)
Certifying Physician - C. Lovell
Date of Death - July 12, 1912
Date of Burial- July 15, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - Mrs. Emma Dennis
Place of Burial - Interlaken Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Fannie Dennis, Died July 12th, 1912"; picked up body and 1 carriage to cemetery; total costs provided were $18.00.

Name of Dec'd - Covert, Rynear
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 71 years, 11 months, 11 days
Cause of Death - Cerebral Hemorage (sp)
Certifying Physician - L. Arthur Gould
Date of Death - August 8, 1912
Date of Burial- August 10, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Interlaken Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Rynear Covert 1839-1912"; arterial preservation; B-B cloth extra large casket; 3 carriages to cemetery; total cost of funeral $118.05.

Name of Dec'd - Nelson, Elizabeth
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 77
Cause of Death - Chronic Endocarditis
Certifying Physician - L. Arthur Gould
Date of Death - August 10, 1912
Date of Burial- August 12, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - not given
Place of Burial - Oswego Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Mother"; arterial preservation; B-B cloth casket; black robe $5; 1 hearse at Geneva; total cost of funeral $63.00 paid off over period of 5 months in $5 payments.

Name of Dec'd - Horning, Adaline
Late residence - Kidders N.Y.
Age - 51 years, 6 months, 2 days
Cause of Death - Chronic diarrhea
Certifying Physician - Dr. A.R. Hill
Date of Death - August 10, 1912
Date of Burial- August 13, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - Mrs. Dan Slaght
Place of Burial - Interlaken Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Adaline Horning, Age 51"; arterial preservation; emb. plush casket; cream robe $5; total cost of funeral $110.00.

Name of Dec'd - Chandler, M________ J.
Late residence - Interlaken
Age - 79 years, 11 months
Cause of Death - Cerebral hemorage (sp)
Certifying Physician - L.A. Gould
Date of Death - August 30, 1912
Date of Burial- Sep. 1, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Trumansburg Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "M.J. Chandler, Age 79"; Arterial preservation; B-B cloth casket; black robe $5.00; 2 carriages to cemetery provided free by home; flowers ordered by Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star; soldier - Seneca Co. to pay $40.00; total cost of funeral $75.00. [long first name illegible - this might be a soldier's wife]

Name of De'd - Harris, Lettice
Late residence - Town of Covert
Age - 84 years, 1 month, 16 days
Cause of Death - Acute Enteritis
Certifying Physician - Walter B. Holton
Date of Death - Sep. 14, 1912
Date of Burial- Sep. 16, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - house
Place of Burial - Interlaken Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Mother"; arterial preservation; B-B cloth casket; black robe $6.00; total cost of funeral $96.00.

Name of De'd - Dawson, Chas. Edger
Late residence - Covert
Age - 4 years, 1 month, 12 days
Cause of Death - Diptheria
Certifying Physician - Arthur Gould
Date of Death - Sep. 25, 1912
Date of Burial- Sep. 26, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - none
Place of Burial - Trumansburg Cemetery
Other Info - inscription on plate "Our Darling"; arterial preservation; emb. plush casket; total cost of funeral $35.00.

Name of De'd - Leonard, Grant
Late residence - Mecklenburg, N.Y.
Age - 45 years, 2 months, 14 days
Cause of Death - fractured skull, struck by locomotive
Certifying Physician - Dr. Gould, Connor
Date of Death - Nov. 19, 1912
Date of Burial- Nov. 22, 1912
Funeral at House or at __ Church - Mecklenburg
Place of Burial - Mecklenburg Cemetery
Other Info - washing and laying out remains and underclothing; various charges for conveying body from Trumansburg, 7 miles to the morgue, use of rooms for post mortem; total expenses $41.25.

[From 1912 Coroner's Report by L. Arthur Gould, M.D.
- November 19, 1912. Viewed body of Grant Leonard at Trumansburg station. H ad body removed to Interlaken for post mortem examination, by Chas. Leonard. Contents of pockets: Bank book, account book, cash, $20.62; railroad ticket, Trumansburg to Geneva, bunch of keys, knife, watch, spectacle case, LV.R.R. and N.Y. Central time tables, pencil, handkerchief, one cuff button and one collar button. Articles delivered to executor of estate. Louis A. Gould, M.D., examining physician.
- November 19, 1912. Autopsy on body of Grant Leonard, Louis A. Gould, assisting.
- November 21, 1912. Inquest in matter of death of Grant Leonard, held in C.F. Leonard's rooms, Interlaken, N.Y. Postponed to November 25, 1912, at Trumansburg, N.Y.
- November 25, 1912. Inquest in matter of death of Grant Leonard concluded at Trumansburg, N.Y.


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