Selected Chenango and Madison County Obituraries


Thompson, Miss Almira

Almira Thompson

Smyrna, Oct. 14 - Miss Almira Thompson died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L A York in Hubbardsville on Thursday, October 9, 1919, aged 95 years. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church at Smyrna on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. George Lusty, pastor officiating and interment made in the Stover cemetery.
Miss Thompson was born at Sherburne Four Corners, August 18, 1824, one of a family of seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson. At the age of twelve years she united with the Methodist church at North Norwich and has lived a consistent, exemplary and faithful christian life for eighty-three years. After the death of her sister Polly, Miss Thompson made her home with Mrs. Amanda Dalrymple at Bonney and transferred her church membership to the Free Will church --- at that place. Since Mrs. Dalrymple's death she has made her home with Mrs. James Fuller at Herkimer, NY, until the past eighteen months which have been spent with Mr. and Mrs. York, who have cheerfully rendered the most devoted care throughout a long period of illness and helplessness. No near relatives survive, all having long since entered into rest.
Thompson, Myria - 1919

Miss Myra Thompson died Thursday at the home of Mr and Mrs York in Brookfield, her remains were brought to Smyrna where the funeral was held in the Congregational church. Many of her Bonney friends attended.

Thorington, Mrs Sarah

    The passing away of Mrs Sarah Thorington, whose death occurred Saturday night, removes from the church roll one who had been a member for fifty years and also a member of the home department of the Sunday School for the past thirty-six years. She was highly respected by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Tuesday with burial at North Otselic, occurring on the eighty-ninth anniversary of her birth.

Thornton, Thomas

THORNTON, THOMAS. -- Died Saturday noon, June 19, at his home in Beaver Meadow. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22, at 11 am and burial was made in the cemetery at Ithaca, Charles Woodly, of South Otselic, officiating.

Thomas Thornton

    Thomas L Thorton, aged 60, dropped dead at his home in Beaver Meadow of heart disease June 19 at 1:30 pm. He and his two small girls moved there May 1.
    He was born in the town of Smyrna Oct 8, 1865. In 1886 he married Nettie Drew and two years later moved to Ithaca. For many years he held a responsible position with the Cornell Incubator Co, which later changed to The Wyckoff Lumber Co.
    Of his first union five children were born, one dying in infancy. His wife died in 1909 and he then moved to Chenango county where he married Susie Burke in Nov 1913. They had two children. She died soon after. He was a kind and loving father and will be sadly missed.
    He is survived by his aged mother, Sarah J Thorton of Smyrna; his son, Olin Thorton of Smyrna; and four daughters, Mrs Andrew Wilson of North Norwich, Mrs Alvin Utter of North Pharsalia, Winifred and Vivian; four grandchildren; Mac, Mary and William Wilson of North Norwich and Zella Burke of North Pharsalia; a sister, Mrs Eugene Hicks of North Norwich, a brother Edward Thornton of Solsville, and many nephews and neices. The funeral was held at the home at Beaver Meadow Tuesday at 11 am. Burial was made at Ithaca in South Hill Cemetery beside his wife and son.

Thornton, Will

    North Otselic, April 15. --- Will Thornton of Texas died suddenly Monday morning, aged about 40 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. - in pencil on obit 1919

Thorpe, Mrs Mary

    The body of Mrs. Mary Thorpe was brought here from New Woodstock and funeral services were held at her late home conducted by Rev. Mr. Campbell of New Woodstock. Mrs. Thorpe has been cared for for some time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S U Simons at New Woodstock. The deceased was 79 years old and had spent most of her life in this place, where she leaves many friends. She is survived by no other relatives than a niece, whose home is in Little Falls and who attended the funeral and spent a few days in town with old acquaintances. - 1920 in pencil on obit.

Tinker, Mrs Mary A

Mrs Mary A Tinker

    Smyrna, April 16 -- Mrs Henry A Tinker, for many years a resident of this place, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Bertha Jones, at Earlville on April 10, 1926, aged 79 years. She had been in failing health for some time. The deceased was born in the town of Sangerfield Oneida county, May 10, 1846, and was married to Wright B Tinker, December 25, 1861. Following her marriage she had always lived in the town of Smyrna until the last five years, which she had spent in Earlville with her daughter. Mr Tinker died in 1892. Mrs Tinker was a member of the Friends church at Upperville, and was always a loyal and active worker as long as her health permitted. She is survived by four children: Mrs C D Parker, of Frankfort, NY; Supervisor C A Tinker, of Smyrna; Herbert C Tinker, of Akron, OH, and Mrs Bertha Jones of Earlville, also by five grandchildren: Clark Tinker and Mrs Frank Ceckler, or Akron, OH; Miss Mary Parker, of Frankfort, NY; John H Jones, of Portsmouth, NH, and Miss Alice Jones, of Earlville. Private funeral services were held at the home in Earlville, wheer she died, on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, the Rev H J Carey, of hte M E church, officiating, and burieal was made at Smyrna.

Towner, Mary Crandall

Mrs Mary Towner

    Mrs. Mary Towner died at her home in this village at an early hour Monday morning, March 8, 1920, after an illness covering a period of several months, aged 74 years. Mrs. Towner has been a resident of this village for many years and besides her many friends here she is survived by four sons, Arthur A Towner of Syracuse, Walter B Towner of Binghamton and George and P A Towner of Norwich; one daughter, Miss Sarah Towner, of this village; four brothers, Frank Crandall of Norfolk, NY, Edgar, Oscar and Byron Crandall of Sherburne and two sisters, Mrs. V Smith of Norwich and Mrs. Frank Davison of Sherburne. Funeral service will be held from the home on Wednesday at two o'clock p.m., and interment made in the family plot at Sherburne West Hill cemetery. A more extended obituary will appear later.

Mary Crandall Towner

    Smyrna, March 19 --- The death of Mrs. Mary E Towner which occurred at her home in this village at an early hour Monday morning, March 8, 1920, removed one of the older and most respected residents of the place and she will be greatly missed in her home where she constantly presided, looking after the wants and happiness of the family, in the community where she made so many warm friends during her stay of nearly sixty years. She had many friends in the Methodist Episcopal church of which she was a member for many years and where she was a faithful attendant while her health permitted.
    She was born in the town of Sherburne on July 23, 1845, and on May 14, 1861, was united in marriage to Leonard S Towner of this place and came here at once to take up her residence which has since been her home continually, with the exception of three years. To them were born six children, Frank, who died at an early age, Arthur A of Syracuse, George and Phillip Alfred of Norwich, Walter B of Binghamton and Sarah of this place.
    During her last illness she was tenderly cared for by her daughter, who has been her faithful and constant companion and assistant during the last years of her stay. The last few weeks she was assisted by members of the family and friends.
    Besides her children and two grandsons, G Munson and Claud Towner of Norwich, she is survived by four brothers, Frank Crandall of Norfolk, NY, and Edgar, Oscar and Byron Crandall of Sherburne and two sisters, Mrs. Vincent Smith of Norwich and Mrs. Frank Davison of Sherburne.
    The funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. W S York, pastor of the M E church, assisted by Rev. George Lusty, officiating. The remains were placed in the vault of Sherburne West Hill pending burial there in the family plot in the spring.

Tripp, Mrs. Sarah J

Mrs. Sarah J Tripp, widow of the late Washington Tripp, died Tuesday, Oct. 9th, at the home of B F Hunt, where Mrs. Tripp had been staying during the summer. Mrs. Tripp was 84 years of age. She is survived by two brothers and two sons, Clinton and Charles, both of Hamilton. The funeral was held Thursday and burial made in Hillside cemetery.

Tuttle, Frank J

Frank Tuttle Dies

Frank J Tuttle, whose serious illness from blood poisoning and limb amputation was mentioned in these items last week, died at his home at Pitcher on Wednesday, aged 80 years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 pm at the home and burial at Pitcher. He is survived by his wife and a son, R Dean Tuttle, of this place. (1926 in pencil on obit.)
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