Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Obituaries (Br, Bu)
 MHD Collection
 
Mrs. Carrie E. Briggs, 87, of Afton, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Bainbridge Hospital after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband, Henry P. Briggs of Afton; a son, Ralph E. Briggs of Binghamton; three grandsons, Robert E. Briggs of Vestal, Maurice and Lawrence Briggs of Binghamton; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Holt of Binghamton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was a member of the Afton Baptist Church and of the Daughters of Union Veterans for many years.  The body was removed to the Karschner Funeral Home, Afton.  The funeral of Mrs. Carrie E. Briggs was held at the Karschner Funeral Home in Afton Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Alan Douglas officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery [Afton, Chenango Co., NY]. [MHD notation:  d. Nov. 14, 1958]
 
Mrs. Zumah Briggs died at 5:25 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.M. Bruet, 10 Franklin avenue, Port Dickinson.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Bruet of Port Dickinson; a brother, Leon Russ of Afton, and a sister, Mrs. Ina Searles of Binghamton.  Mrs. Briggs had been a resident of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] for more than 30 years, and was a member of the Civic Club of Binghamton, the First Presbyterian church and Margaret Bottome of the King's Daughters of that church.  The body was removed to the George H. Scholderer Home for Funerals, 269 Chenango street.  Funeral announcements will be made later.  [MHD notation:  d. Apr. 20, 1941]
 
Claude Brookins, a former resident of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], died at his home in Walton [Delaware Co., NY] last week.  The body was brought to Afton for burial.  Mr. and Mrs. Brookins owned a home on South Main street until just recently.  [MHD notation:  d. 1943]
 
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah S. Brougham was held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, 150 Main street, Johnson City [Broome Co., NY].  The Rev. John W. Slack officiated.  The pall bearers were Olin Stevens, Donald Stevens, Linden Williamson, Harold Carl, Albert Bornman, Jr., and Edward Humiston.  Burial was in Union Center.
 
Brown:  Mrs. Ella Montgomery Brown, age 76, of Church Hollow Road Harpursville N.Y, [Broome Co., NY] died Sunday afternoon at Lourdes Hospital. She is survived by her husband, C. Burton Brown of Harpursville; one son, H. Russell Brown of Starrucca, and five daughters, Mrs. Harriette Scott of Harpursville, Mrs. Georgianna Tracy and Mrs. Edith Cullen, both of Oxford, N.Y., Mrs. Jeannette Loucks of Oneonta, N.Y., and Mrs. Iva Mae Crumb of Bainbridge, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren: 6 great-grandchildren: one niece, and several cousins.  She was a member of the Nineveh Presbyterian Church for over 60 years.  The body was removed to the Osterhoudt Funeral Home.  Harpursville.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Nineveh Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Nicolas H.A. Bruinix, assisted by the Rev. Charles J. Sabin will officiate.  Burial will be in Nineveh Cemetery, Nineveh [Broome Co., NY].  The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt Funeral Home, Harpursville, Tuesday evening from 7 to 9.  [MHD notation:  d. Dec. 6, 1959]

Jennie S. Brown, age 67, was found dead in the watering trough at her home late Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18, death due to heart failure.  Apparently she was returning from the woodshed to the house with an armful of wood when the fatal attack occurred and her lifeless body toppled from the path into the trough.  Born in Afton, she was the daughter of John and Phoebe (Vanderwalker) Atwater.  She moved to Bainbridge as a young girl and had resided here until her death.  She married Henry Sweet, of Bainbridge, to them one daughter, Nina, was born, who died at the age of 25.  Mr. Sweet died and later she married George Brown, of Afton, who died about 18 years ago.  Survivors are:  one nephew, Harry Greek, of Bainbridge; and a niece, Mrs. Grace Butler, of Binghamton.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Colwell's Chapel with the Rev. Harry E. Brooks officiating.  Bearers were Arthur Clark, Haskell Moats, Ivan Hawkins and Ray Jones.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  [MHD notation:  d. 1944]

Our community has suffered a distinct loss in the passing from her earthly home of Mrs. Edith Ireland Bulkeley, Sunday afternoon, November 10th.  She has for some months been in failing health, but was active until within a few weeks when she contracted a cold which resulted in pneumonia.  Mrs. Bulkeley was born in the town of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] in 1860, and moved to Binghamton with her parents.  On October 9th 1889, she married Robert P. Bulkeley and they made their home at the old Bulkeley homestead in the town of Coventry.  Mrs. Bulkeley was always active in church and community affiars being a member of the Congregational church at Coventryville and for the past seven years of the Presbyterian Church of this village where they came November 13, 1922.  Mrs. Bulkeley's home has ever been one of generous hospitality, and her heart warmly responded to any service for church or community.  Although she had no children of her own, she has for many years stood in the relation of mother to her nieces, Mrs. Wayland Guy and Mrs. Donald Whitson of Afton, who with her devoted husband deeply mourn her loss.  She also has several relatives in the west:--a brother, Mr. W.L. Ireland of Owosso, Mich.; a niece Mrs. Maud Nourse of Cortaro, Arizona, and three nephews in California.  The sympathy of a host of friends goes out to the bereaved family.  Funeral services were from her late home at 1:30 and from the Presbyterian church at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. D.M. Geddes, officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery [Afton, Chenango Co., NY]  [MHD notation:  d. 1929]

Frank Buman, 92, of Harpursville RD 1 [Broome Co., NY], a former resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], died Thursday at Harpursville, RD 1.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Karschner Funeral Home, 190 Main Street, Afton, with the Rev. Richard Heaphy officiaitng.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  He is survived by his widow, Bertha Donahe Buman; one sister, Miss Grace Buman of Nineveh RD 1, and several nieces and nephews.  [Notation:  Jan. 27, 1972]

Mrs. Lillian F. Bunt, 78, of Tunnel, NY [Broome Co., NY], died at her home Sunday afternoon after a long illness.  She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Ruth Sharer of Port Crane' a nephew, Harvey O'Hern of Port Crane; and aunt, Mrs. Lillian Goodnough of Afton.  Mrs. Bunt was a member of Tunnel Methodist Church and also of Alice Rebekah Lodge 419, IOOF, of Harpursville.  The body was removed to the Osterhoudt Funeral Home, Harpursville, where friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  [MHD notation:  Dec. 9, 1953]

Swift tragedy struck in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] at 4:40 p.m. Monday, and a deep grief shattered the peaceful happiness of the Monday after New Year afternoon, as the news flashed through the village that Edson C. Burdick long time beloved resident, had been mercilessly struck down by the grim hand of fate.  Mr. Burdick, it is conjectured, had left his factory in Sidney to drive home, just before the accident occurred.  He drove head-on into the engine of a D. and H. train at the Willow street crossing, evidently not having seen the train, according to eye witnesses.  Killed instantly, Mr. Burdick's body was thrown one hundred yards southwest of the crossing, by the impact and when picked up was found to be badly mangled.  Some investigators of the accident state that the train was blowing its whistle as it reached the crossing.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, with Colwell Brothers taking charge of arrangement.  [d. 1939]

George Burgdorf, 75 years of age, passed away Thursday evening, February 15, 1934, at 6 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Frances Graham on South Main Street in this village, where he has made his home for several years.  Mr. Burgdorf was born in Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], August 21, 1859, and, with the exception of a few years, has spent his entire life in Afton [Chenango Co., NY] where he has many briends.  Mr. Burgdorf was employed in the Afton Sash and Blind factory, which used to stand on the land now owned by the Briggs Lumber Company, until it burned and since has followed various occupations until his health failed.  Mr. Burgdorf was quiet and unassuming in his ways, and a man of sterling qualities.  He was honest and upright in all his dealings.  Mr. Burgdorf's nearest surviving relatives are cousins.  He was a member of the Afton Methodist Episcopal Church, the Afton Lodge, F.&A.M., Vallonia Chapter, R.A.M, and Afton Chapter O.E.S.  The funeral service was held at the home of Mrs. Graham, Sunday afternoon, February 18, in charge of Rev. Clifford E. Webb of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. George A. Roberts of the M.E. Church. The Afton lodge, F.&A.M., conducted their ritual at the house also.  The beautiful floral tributes were profuse showing the esteem in which he was held.  Interment was made in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery [Afton, Chenango Co., NY],  Arrangements by E.F. Tabor.
 


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