April 20, 2014

Emma Elizabeth Lewis - Daughter of George C. & Caroline Camp Lewis

Emma was the oldest daughter of George and Caroline (Camp) Lewis, born 20 September, 1845.  Named Emma Elizabeth, she was born in Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York.  Living with the Lewis family in 1860, according to the census, was Albert Beebe, 22, a farm hand.  This same Mr. Beebe became the husband of Emma, when he was 23, and she was but 16.  

Albert Beebe did well for himself, as his obituary revealed. He died about ten years before Emma.  From The Courier, Brookfield, NY, October 30, 1907:

"An Old Resident Gone.
Mr. Albert Beebe, son of Thomas and Dorcas Loomis Beebe, was born at Alexandria, St. Laurence County, February 16, 1838, and died at his home in this town, October 28, 1907.  When nine months old, he came with his parents to this town wehre he has since made it his home.  On December 31, 1861, he was married to Miss Emma Lewis.  Forty five years have flown by since the establishing of their home, and for the first time, the Grim Messenger entered it in the early morning of October 26.  He was the last of six brothers and sisters. A faithful wife, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Williams, and a  son, Erlo, are left to know how the heart can ache...

In this age of change, it seems almost incredible that he had for 42 years made it his home in the house where he died.  With his own way to make in the world, he, with integrity and industry, became a successful, self-reliant man of business with whom it was enjoyable to come in contact.  A genial, social man, it was a pleasure to hear him give reminiscences of his school days in the old school house on Beaver Creek.  His apt word pictures of the people who made up  the society in those days were often quite amusing, for along with a well stored memory, he had a keen since of the humorous.  He was a thoughtful friend, ever watching for opportunities to lend a helping hand to others.  He will be greatly missed in the community where he so long resided.

The funeral was held at the Beebe home at 11 a.m. today and at 1 o'clock at the Baptist church in this vilalge, conducted by Rev. Walter S. Greene.  Burial in Brookfield Rural cemetery.

Brookfield Rural Cemetery, Brookfield, New York

 Brookfield, New York - The Courier, Wednesday, June 27, 1917, page 1:

"Emma Elizabeth Lewis Beebe.
At her late home, a few miles north of this village, last week, Tuesday, occurred the passing of Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Lewis Beebe, who for many years had lived the quiet, helpful life in home where she died.  Her greatest pleasure had been found in caring faithfully for the members of her household and in lending a helping hand to the needy whenever they crossed her path.  Naturally of a quiet and retiring disposition, her deeds of love and charity were modestly carried on, and all the more appreciated by recipients.

Emma Elizabeth, oldest child of George and Caroline Camp Lewis, was born in the old Lewis homestead in Sangerfield, September 20, 1845, where her girlhood was passed.  She was married to Albert Beebe December 31, 1861.  The following July, he answered the call of his country, and leaving his youthful bride in sorrow at her father's home, marched to the south.  Upon the completion of the war, January, 1866, they moved to the farm in Brookfield, which for fifty one years has been her home.  She was the mother of two children, Mrs. Lina L., wife of Frank B. Williams of this village, and Erlo L., who has faithfully cared for his parents in their declining years.

Mrs. Beebe's husband preceded her across the great divide October 26, 1906.  Since then, her life has been lonely, especially during the last four yearsk, when poor health prevented her from doing her accustomed duties, and much of the time making her 'shut-in.'  Last fall, she sustained a shock, making her still more feeble and impairing her speech; failing eyesight prevented her reading and also intensified the loneliness.
Two weeks ago, she became much worse and was confined to her bed.  She steadily lost strength until late June 19th, the loving heart ceased beating and the patient spirit flew to its Maker.  Besides the daughter and son mentioned, one brother, Israel G. Lewis, of the old home in Sangerfield and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Washburn of Earlville and Mrs. Sarah Cook, of Sangerfield, remain to mourn her.  A sister, Mrs. Etta Lewis, of Friendship, died many years ago.

The funeral was held at the Seventh Day Baptist Church last Saturday, June 23rd at 1:30 p.m., Rev. J. E. Hutchins, pastor, officiating.  Burial was made in the Brookfield Rural Cemetery by the side of her late husband." 

April 15, 2014

Book Review: Lost & Found by Sarah Jakes

Lost & Found – Finding Hope in the Detours of Life
by Sarah Jakes

Sarah, daughter of well-known pastor T. D. Jakes of Dallas, had an idyllic childhood in a loving, Christian home.  However, she always felt the expectations and pressure of being a PK, preacher’s kid, especially as the family became more in the public eye.  Sarah began to explore the world outside the confines of church and family and eventually found herself pregnant at 13 and a mother at 14.  Add that to a shaky college experience and relationship and a marriage to a man addicted to lies and infidelity.  Her secure life became one of anger, unhappiness, insecurity, and hurt.

Sarah's self-esteem plummeted and her faith was shaken, but luckily, she had strong family support.  Sarah’s journey back to valuing herself as God’s child and accepting His grace will be so meaningful to many readers.  As she analyzes her life decisions and how she reacts, and the way she wants her life to be, her relationship with God grows again.  I admired her willingness to share, and understand that she holds back some details to protect those involved. 

So many people are in trouble or in despair, trapped in unhealthy relationships or situations; this book shows how one person worked her way through her lowest points back to the forgiving, embracing arms of the Father.  As a former teacher and counselor, I found myself thinking of all those who could benefit from this read, especially teens struggling with life decisions.  But that’s not to say that I didn’t take away some good lessons myself.  Most of us are, after all, lost and hopefully, found at some points in our lives. 

This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.

April 11, 2014

The Children of Moses and Chloe Camp - Caroline Lewis

The children of Moses and Chloe Camp were:

Harriet - (1817 - 1891)
Sophia - (1817 - 1898)
*Caroline - (1820 - 1889) 

When Chloe and Moses Camp were both about 43, their last child was born on 2 July 1820.  It was another daughter whom they named Caroline.  Caroline was just three years younger than Sophia Camp, our great-great grandmother.

Caroline married George Cameron Lewis on 1 January 1845, and the couple settled in Sangerfield Township, Oneida County, New York, near their extended families.  By the 1850 census, they already had three children: Emma E, 5, Harriet A., 3, and Israel G, 0.  
In 1850, New York also had an agricultural census and that enumerator visited George on 14 September 1850.  At that time, George reported that he had 100 acres improved and 55 unimproved, with a cash value for the farm of $3000.  His livestock consisted of 17 milch cows and 6 other cattle, 3 horses, 21 sheep and 12 swine.  On his land, he had a yield of 45 bushels of Indian corn and 150 bushels of oats.  For his time, he seemed to be a very successful man.

The Lewis family had expanded by 1860 when the census enumerator came on 22 June.  George, 42, and Caroline, 40, were the parents of five children: Emma E., 14; Harriet A., 12; George I. (Isaac), 10; Ettie C., 8; and Sarah, 3.  George's real estate value had also increased to $4000 with a personal estate of $1000.  Albert Beebe, 22, lived with the family as a farmhand.  Young Albert would soon marry the eldest Lewis daughter, Emma.

This 1874 map shows many of the Camp family living in Sangerfield Twp., Oneida County, NY
The Lewis family continued to prosper with farm values going up and children marrying and beginning their own households.  By August 1870, George's land was valued at $6000 and his personal estate at $2000.  Emma and Harriet had both moved out, so left were Israel, 20, and Etta, 17, and Sarah, 13.  Israel was listed as a farm laborer on the home farm on the census of that year.  

George, at 62, and Caroline, 59, were a very successful farm couple who, in their later years, attained more and more livestock and did less actual farming.  In the agricultural census of 1880, he had a dairy herd of 10 cows and he sold 4500 gallons of milk and he had 10 cattle currently and had sold 15.  He raised and sold sheep and their fleeces, swine and poultry, selling their eggs.  His farming ventures seemed more subsistence level, with 3 acres of Indian corn, 5 acres oats, 2 acres hops, 2 acres potatoes, and 10 acres apple orchard.  He mowed 35 acres for hay and also made molasses and cut 150 cords of wood.  He reported he had help 52 weeks of the year and paid out $250 in wages.  
In the Federal Census of 1880, George J. Root, 23, was living with the family and working as a farmhand.  Israel, 30, was still at home working on the farm and unmarried, and Sarah, 23, was still at home, too.

Caroline Camp Lewis died on 13 January 1889, at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 11 days.  Notice of her death appeared in the Courier of Brookfield, NY:
 "Mrs. George C. Lewis, residing about four miles north of this village, died on Monday of this week. Funeral services were held from the house today, conducted by Rev. J. M. Todd.  Much sympathy is expressed for Mr. Lewis in this affliction..."

On 23 January 1889, an obituary for Caroline appeared in the same paper:
"Obituary.  Mrs. Caroline A. Lewis.
Mrs. Caroline A. Lewis, wife of George C. Lewis, died at their home in Sangerfield, New York, on the 13th day of January, 1889, after an illness of about two weeks duration.  Her disease was heart failure accompanied with pneumonia.  She was never very strong, and for some years, has been in failing health.  Still, most of the time, she had attended to or directed the duties of her household.  Her maiden name was Camp, and Platt Camp, late of Waterville, was her brother.  
Mrs. Lewis was the mother of five children, one son and five daughters, all of whom grew up to mature life.  One of them, Mrs. Etta C. Lewis, wife of A. B. Lewis, died in October last.  The others are all living, and the daughters have homes and families.  The husband and son are left in loneliness and sorrow on the farm where their lives were spent.
The deceased was of a sweet, amiable disposition, a living Christian, and enjoyed the comforting presence of the Lord Jesus Christ during her illness.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Brookfield, where she will be greatly missed.  Funeral services were held at the family residence on the 16th, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. M. Todd, and attended by a large number of people, and the weary mortal form laid to rest."

 Caroline was buried in the Brookfield Rural Cemetery; her information may be seen on the right side of the stone in the photo.  It reads:
Caroline A. Camp Lewis
born July 2, 1820  N.Y.
died Jan. 13, 1889 N.Y.
68y 6m 11d
dtr. of Moses and Chloe Stoddard Camp
Sleep, mother, sleep, with your hands on your breast.
Poor, weary hands.  They needed their rest.
Well have we loved you, but God loved you best.
He has given you rest.

George C. Lewis lived ten more years, passing away on 27 January 1899.  He was buried at the tombstone that he had so lovingly placed after Caroline's death.
His inscription reads:
George Cameron Lewis
born Apr. 24, 1818
died Jan. 27, 1899
Husband of Caroline A. Camp
Home is not home, father's not there;
Dark is his room, empty his chair.
Angels have taken him out of his care, lifted him over life's span.

Although I could not find an obituary for George, I did locate his will in the Oneida County records of wills, Vol. 51, pg. 256:

"I, George C. Lewis, of Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First, I will and order my executor to pay all my past debts and funeral expenses.
Second, I give and bequeath one thousand five hundred dollars and all my shop tools to my son, I. G. Lewis.
Third, all the rest and remainder of my property, after satisfying the above claims, I direct shall be divided into five equal shares and I give and bequeath to my daughter, Emma E. Beebe (one share), Hattie A. Washburn (one share), to my son, Israel G Lewis (one share).  To Etta C. Lewis heirs one share to be put in trust for them until they become of age and to Sarah L. Cook (one share)."

The will was written in June 1891, and Israel, his only son, was appointed executor.  In March 1899, it was presented at court and by September of that year, Israel was ready to sell the land at auction.  The Brookfield Courier carried the notice of sale:
"Israel Lewis, executor of the estate of George C. Lewis, announced an auction on Wednesday, October 4, 1899 for the farm and premises known as the George C. Lewis farm, south part of Brookfield, 155 acres and 4 acres, "the Wolcott lot" 1/2 mile south of the farm, also 20 acres adjoining the farm on the northeast corner.  Also a house and lot in the village of Brookfield, Madison County, New York, presently occupied by Harold Bryant.
September 9, 1899   Israel G. Lewis, Executor"

April 8, 2014

Harriet, Daughter of Moses and Chloe Camp

The children of Moses and Chloe Camp were:
Harriet - (1817 - 1891)
Sophia - (1817 - 1898)
   Caroline - (1820 - 1889) 

Harriet Camp was the unmarried sister of great-great grandmother, Sophia Camp Case.  One obituary gave her birthdate as December 26, 1817 which would be in conflict with Sophia's age, also obtained in an obituary.  One may be incorrect.  A document concerning Harriet was what really led me on the Camp family research path.  Among the things belonging to Emillus Case, her nephew and Sophia's son, in Indiana, was the document below regarding the estate of Harriet. 

With its many names and locations, it was extremely helpful in making connections and locating the relatives of Harriet, which would also have been the family of great-great grandmother, Sophia.  In this way, nieces and nephews were discovered, and at this point, there is only Minnie Tobias that I have not been connected into the family.

Harriet Camp lived almost all of her life on the family homestead with her brother, Platt.  Later, she moved into a house her brother had built in Waterville.  It seemed that various nieces and nephews stayed temporarily with her, according to their needs and hers. From her will, we know that her niece, Ellen Buckley, was staying with her in her last days.

On April 25, 1891, Harriet wrote her will, naming Francis F. Gorton as her Executor.  Dr. Francis Gorton "was a successful physician and an ornament to his community", according to his obituary.  Her will was found among the New York Probate Records, Oneida County Wills 1890-1894, on www.familysearch.org.  (Image 187, pp. 282+)

"In the name of God, Amen.
Know all that I, Harriet Camp, of the village of Waterville, Oneida County and State of New York of the age of seventy three years, and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament in the words and language following, that is:

First, I truly desire and direct the payment of all my just debts and liabilities and the payment of all my funeral and testamentary expenses. 

Second, I hereby give and devise and bequeath until my dear niece, Ellen R. Buckley, now of my residence, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, the sum to go to her at my decease, her heirs and assigns forever, and in case there should be a deficiency of personal assets out of which to pay her the said legacy of fifteen hundred dollars, then in that case, I hereby expressly charge all of the real estate of which I may (be seized?) with the full payment thereof and make the full payment thereof a first lien and charge upon such real estate.

Third, I hereby give, devise and bequeath upon my dear niece, Alida Burhyte of North Brookfield, Madison County, New York,the sum of one hundred dollars, the sum to go to her, her heirs and assigns forever at my decease, and if necessary to secure the payment thereof to her, I hereby make the payment thereof of a lien and charge upon said estate, but to be secondary to the lien thereon of the legacy to the said Ellen R. Buckley above mentioned.

Fourth, I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the rest and residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, equally share and share alike between my dear nieces - Emma E. Beebe of Brookfield, Madison County, New York; Hattie A. Washburn, Madison County, aforesaid; and Sarah E. Cook of Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York, the same to go to them equally share and share alike at my decease, their heirs and assigns forever.

Fifth, I hereby constitute and appoint my friend, F. T. Gorton, M. D., of Waterville, aforesaid, sole Executor of this, my last will and testament, to sell and convey any and all real estate of which I may be seized and out of the avails, pay the first two legacies herein mentioned, in the order mentioned, and divide the remainder equally, share and share alike, among the residuary legaties mentioned and execute all necessary  papers and conveyances for that purpose and thereby further authorize and empower him to settle, comfound, and compromise any and all claims that be in favor or that may be presented against my said estate, doing all that may be necessary and with a view to the best interest of those concerned and hereby revoking all former wills by me made."

The will was signed April 25, 1891; Harriet died on September 29th of that same year.  Her obituaries  give us some insight into her life and condition.

Utica Weekly Herald , Tuesday, September 29, 1891
"Miss Harriet Camp, who has been sick for some time, died at her home on Putnam avenue, Sunday night.  She was 74 years old.  The funeral will occur at the house at two o'clock today. Rev. L. J. Silcox will officiate."

Waterville Times, September 31, 1891
"On Wednesday afternoon, at her late residence, No. 12 Putnam avenue, were held the funeral services of Harriet Camp, the Rev. L. J. Silcox officiating.  She was born December 26, 1817, of a family of eight children, of which but one, Mrs. Sarah Worden of North Brookfield survive.  Miss Camp came to Waterville in 1874.  The house in which she died was built by her brother, Platt, as a house for himself and sister.  February 5, 1891, Miss Camp fell and dislocated her hip.  She was not out of the house again.  By her close confinement, chronic ailments were aggravated that resulted in her death." 

Is this Harriet Camp?  In 1865, she would have been about 48.

In other documents related to the will, the final disbursement indicated the following:
Ellen R. Buckley received 1341.15. 
Ella Beebe - $590.82
Hattie Washburn - 578.66
Sarah E. Cook - 568.57

Alida's hundred dollars is not mentioned, nor are the other heirs named on the earlier delivered notice regarding the estate.


April 6, 2014

Sarah (Lockwood) and Edwin Munson

Thanks to Guy, a fellow researcher, who posted these photos from his family on Ancestry and kindly sent them to me.  It's always wonderful to put faces with the stories!

Chloe Camp Lockwood and her husband, David  had a daughter named Sarah who married Edwin Munson.  Sarah was the youngest daughter and seventh child of eight.  

Edwin Munson - 1818 - 1886
Sarah Adaline ( Lockwood) Munson - 1831 - 1893

March 31, 2014

Platt Camp, Son of Moses and Chloe Camp

The children of Moses and Chloe Camp were:
Lydia - (1814 - c 1830)
Platt - (1815 - 1876)
Harriet - (1817 - 1891)
Sophia - (1817 - 1898)
       Caroline - (1820 - 1889) 

Not much is known of Lydia Camp, except that she died at the age of 16.

Platt Camp was the only son of Moses and Chloe Stoddard Camp, born in November 1815, in Sangerfield, NY.  Platt never married, spending his whole life with his parents and his unmarried sister, Harriet, on their homestead until their later years when they moved into town.  

In 1850, he lived with his elderly parents on the farm, and he is listed on the New York agricultural census, also, on September 14, 1850.  At that time, his parents were 73 years old, so at 35, Platt was in charge of the farm.  The agricultural census indicated that he had forty improved acres on a farm valued at $1500.  Three horses, 2 milch cows, 46 sheep, and 4 swine comprised the livestock count.  Eighty bushels of Indian corn and 30 bushels of oats had been harvested in the prior year.

By 1860, Platt's parents had both died, and Platt, at 45 years old, and Harriet, also unmarried, were living alone on the farm.  Platt's real estate was valued still at $1500, but his personal goods now were at $3,139, a wealthy sum for the time.  Harriet also had a personal estate of $500.  Platt served as a supervisor for Sangerfield Township from 1863 - 1876, and seemed to be a prominent, involved member of his community.

Could this be Platt Camp? 
Because of the tax stamp, we know the above photo was taken between 1865 and 1866.  It is the only male photo among the Camp unidentified photos and the age seems right for Platt - about 50 or 51.  He would also have been wealthy enough and prominent enough to go to Utica to have this photo taken.  Only speculation...but he seems a likely candidate.

By 1870, Platt's real estate value had grown to $5000.  Perhaps he purchased more land?  His personal goods were valued at $6870, and Harriet's had grown to $1000.

Platt Camp died on 11 January 1876, at the age of 60 years, 2 months.  His obituary appeared in the Waterville Times on 13 January 1876:

"DIED.  At Waterville, on the 11th inst., Platt Camp, aged 60 years and 2 months.
Mr. Camp was born in the town of Sangerfield, in which he resided till his death.  He was a man highly esteemed in the community for his honesty and integrity; and whose prominence and usefulness in our midst will cause him to be very much missed.
For the period of seven years, prior to 1863, he held the office of Supervisor of this town, and on account of his merits and qualification to discharge the duties of the office, he ranked among the most influential members of the Board.  It is not in any respect uncomplimentary to others, to say that no man did more honestly, fairly, and faithfully consult the interests of the town, in the discharge of his duties as Supervisor, than Mr. Camp.  About two years ago, he removed from his farm to this village, where he became pleasantly situated, surrounded by the reasonable comforts of life, and somewhat retired from the more active and laborious duties to which he had previously been accustomed.

On Friday afternoon and evening, he was on the streets, and in several places of business, as genial and in as good health, apparently, as usual.  But after retiring that night, he was attacked with severe and unexpected sickness, which ended in death on Tuesday following.  By his death, the community in which he resided has sustained the loss of an upright, useful man, whose death is sincerely mourned.
The funeral services will be held at his late residence on Putnam Avenue at 11 o'clock a.m. Thursday."

Platt Camp wrote his will on the day before he died, on 10 January 1876.  The will was recorded on 11 May 1876.  The will was quite useful in determining some family members and their relationships.

(p 460, Oneida County, NY Wills)
"I, Platt Camp, of the Village of Waterville in the county of Oneida and state of New York, and being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say:

First, I give and bequeath to my nephew, Delos Spink, the sum of one hundred dollars.  (son of Platt's sister, Julia)
Second,  I give and bequeath to my neice (sic), Melissa Wright, the sum of one hundred dollars.  (daughter of Platt's sister, Julia)
Third, I give and bequeath to my niece, Selinda (sic) Newton, the sum of one hundred dollars.  (daughter of Platt's sister, Julia)

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my nephew, Levi C. Lockwood the sum of two hundred dollars.  (son of Platt's sister, Chloe)
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my nephew, Samuel T. Lockwood, the sum of two hundred dollars. (son of Platt's sister, Chloe) 
Sixth, I give and bequeath to my niec (sic), Sarah Munson, the sum of two hundred dollars.  (daughter of Platt's sister, Chloe)

Seventh, I give and bequeath to my sister, Harriet Camp, in lieu of all claim for services rendered by her for me, the sum of five hundred dollars.
Eighth, I give, bequeath, and devise all the rest, residue, and remainder of my personal and real estate of what nature or knid (sic) whatsoever, to my sisters, Electa Buckley, Sophia Case, Sarah Worden, Harriet Camp and Carolina Lewis, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike.

I do hereby appoint George Lewis and Laurinda Buckley, executors of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy six."

The nieces and nephews remembered in this will were those of the two sisters who lived in Oneida County, Chloe and Julia.  It was also good to know that her brother, Platt, did not forget his sister who had moved to Indiana years ago - Sophia Camp Case, our link to the Camp family and great-great grandmother.


March 21, 2014

Alida Worden Burhyte, Daughter of Sarah Camp Gorton Worden

Sarah and Delos Worden had one child together who survived into adulthood, Alida.  Alida was enumerated in the New York state census of 1875 with her mother and father, and again in 1880, with just her mother who was widowed by that time.  In both of those censuses, she was listed with the last name of Burhyte and was married.  Her first name, actually Alida, was Alyde and Elida in those censuses. 
I wondered where her husband was, but later learned he was a buyer and shipper of hops, so I'm sure he traveled extensively in that position.

Without the 1890 census to help, Alida disappeared for awhile until the Federal Census of 1900, Brookfield, Madison, NY.  She was with her husband, Herman Burkhyte  Burhyte), 53, born August 1846, who was a hop buyer.  Alida, born November, 1852, and 47 years old, reported that she had had two children, but only one was living.  (Walter Worden Burhyte,their son, shares a tombstone with his parents - 1889-1893.)  Their daughter, Hattie Pauline, born July 1895, was five years old.  The couple also had a boarder, Ethel Payne, age 3, born January 1897.   By this time, Alida and Herman had been married 28 years, making their marriage date 1872.

In 1910, they were still in Brookfield, and at 63, Herman was still working as a hop broker, buying and shipping hops.  Hattie P., 15, was still at home, too.

By 1920, Herman, 73, was slowing down, but was now working as an insurance agent.  Alida was 67.  In 1922, Herman died.  His obituary appeared in The Courier, Brookfield, NY:

"Herman C. Burhyte, a life-long resident of this village, passed on to the higher life on Friday night at 9 o'clock.  For many years, he has suffered form a bronchial and lung trouble.  Notwithstanding this affliction, he was always cheerful and put the best side out.  He had the happy faculty of making friends with those he met.  He would have been 76 years of age on August 3d.

Mr. Burhyte was the oldest living son of Egbert and Paulina B.  His wife, Alida, and daughter, Hattie Burhyte Sweet, survive him, besides three brothers, Charles W. of N. Brookfield; Augustus of S. Brookfield; and O. W. Burhyte, M.D. of Sanquoit.  
He was a faithful and loyal member of the Baptist church for 46 years, and served as church clerk for 40 years, and nearly the same time as church and society clerk.  He was a liberal giver, and kept the appointments of the church whenever possible and was thoroughly posted on the rules and regulations governing Baptist churches.

In earlier years, he was a hop buyer for Green, Brainard & Co., of Waterville, giving entire satisfaction.  He was insurance agent for Mr. Waters of Sherburne for many years.  In politics, he was a Republican and always voted the ticket, and was county committeeman and always upheld the standard of his party.  He was a notary public and postmaster for 8 years and filled at other times various offices.

His generosity and friendliness won for him many friends, especially was this so with the young people, with whom he was on terms of good fellowship.  He will be greatly missed in the community where he lived.  Many came to him for advice and counsel on secular affairs and other matters.  His judgment was generally sound and good.
The funeral was held at the Baptist church on Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Frank Mattison of Burlington officiating.  There was a large attendance and many beautiful floral pieces.  Burial was in the family plot in Sweet's Cemetery."

After her husband's death, Alida moved in with her daughter, Hattie, and family on the county road between Hubbardsville and Hamilton, Madison County, NY.  In the 1930 census, it was reported that Hattie P. was 35 and had been married 13 years to Roland S. Sweet, a dairy farmer.  Roland was originally from English Canada, naturalized in 1908.
They had two children - Florence I., 11, and Harold L., 9.  With them lived Alida Burhyte, mother-in-law, 77 and a widow.

Alida died on New Year's Day, 1939.  Her obituary appeared in The Courier on January 4th:
"Mrs. Alida Burhyte.  On Sunday, January 1, 1939, Alida Worden Burhyte passed to her eternal hope.  She was born in North Brookfield on November 8, 1852, and was the daughter of Delos and Sarah Worden.  She lived there most of her life and when young, married Herman C. Burhyte.  Two children, Walter and Hattie, were born to them.  
Walter died at the age of five years.

She was a member of the North Brookfield Baptist Church for many years where she sang alto in the choir and acted as organist for 50 years.  In the later years, she has been attending the East Hamilton M. E. Church.  She was a valued member of the community and her life was an example of loyal Christian living.

For the past eighteen years since the death of her husband, she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Roland Sweet, who with three grandchildren, are left to mourn her loss.
The funeral will be held at her home on Wednesday afternon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. F. G. Cotham of E. Hamilton, officiating."