Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, aged 51 years, wife of Ernest C. Dates, of Corning, died April 9 at the Corning Hospital. She had been ill for two years.
She was a member of the Crystal City Chapter, Eastern Star, and the Eastern Star Choir. She was a Past Matron of the chapter and a past president of the Past Matrons’ Club. Mrs. Dates was also a member of the White Shrine in Elmira, the Crystal City Navy Mothers Club, First Presbyterian church and the Ways and Means Society of that church.
She was born in Lawrenceville, Nov. 7, 1893, daughter of the late Elias Dewitt Bostwick and Etta May Rhodimer Bostwick. She was married to Ernest C. Dates April 17, 1912. He father was a member of the firm of Wing & Bostwick, for over 30 years the largest and one of the most outstanding stores in Steuben county.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mary Ellen, a senior in Northside High School; three sons, First Lieut. Hubert Dates, with the U.S. Army at Okmulgee, Okla; twin sons, Ensign Harold F. Dates at Sanford, Florida, and Robert L. Dates, a dental student in the Western Reserve at Cleveland; two grandchildren, Nancy Lee and Hubert Dates, of Okmulgee, Okla.; her mother, Mrs. E.D. Bostwick, of Corning; two sisters, Miss Luella Bostwick, of Corning, and Mrs. Gladys Novack, of Rochester; two brothers, Dewitt, of Andover, and Charles Bostwick, of Corning.
Source: Wellsboro Agitator, April 18, 1945.