Mrs. J. Harrison Myers

Mrs. Mary Cartharine [sic] Myers, wife of J. Harrison Myers, and a former resident of Port Jervis, died at her home in Sloatsburg Monday evening January 17 after an illness caused by neuralgia of the heart.  She was 67 years old the eighth of this month.

Mrs. Myers was born in McAffee, N.J., January 8, 1849.  Her maiden name was Mary C. Carr.  On Nav. [sic] 9, 1870, she was united in marriage at Salem, with J. Harrison Myers, and they spent their married life in Unionville, Port Jervis and Sloatsburg.  During their residence here, they made many friends, and the death of Mrs. Myers is mourned by many, for she was a woman of excellent traits of character.  She was a past noble grand of Orpha Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah. 

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Mr. Gospel [sic] Carr

Mr. Gospel [sic] Carr, an aged and highly respected resident of Unionville, died at the home of his son in that place Wednesday morning. Mr. Carr had long been a sufferer from consumption and kidney troubles which finally terminated in death. The deceased is survived by a wife and four children, as follows: James of Hamburg, John of Mt. Salem, William of Unionville and Katharine, wife of Harrison Myers of this village. The funeral was held at eleven o’clock this morning, at Unionville.

Source: Port Jervis Union, December 4, 1891. “Gospel” should be Gosper, a Rorick family name.

James T. Carr

James T. Carr, ninety-one, of Hamburg, died Saturday morning at Alexander Linn Hospital here where he had been a patient for three months after suffering a stroke. Mr. Carr was born in Vernon Township, June 21, 1842, a son of Gosper and Rachel Force Carr.  He lived in Wantage Township his entire life. He was a retired farmer, and had spent the last sixty-two years at the homestead halfway between Sussex and Hamburg.  Mr. Carr’s wife, Esther A. (Simpson) Carr, died the latter part of 1926.  He is survived by a daughter, Miss Bertha K. Carr, at the homestead; a son, David Carr, of Hamburg; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the homestead in the Hamburg road. Rev. Walter E. Reynolds, pastor of Sussex Baptist church, officiated.  Burial was in North Church cemetery.

Source:  Undated clipping on Find-a-Grave. James T. Carr died October 20, 1933.

John Curtis McGrew

Funeral services for John Curtis McGrew, 52, who died Friday, will be held in Conger-Morris chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Norman J. Tully, of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Committal will be in Siskiyou Memorial park.

Mr. McGrew was born Aug. 28, 1903, in Langley, Wash. On Oct. 13, 1934, in Talent he was married to Eleanor Lynch,, who survives. He had made his home here since 1910.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Budd Carr, Contra Costa, Calif.; two brothers, Melvin and Elroy, both of Medford; one niece and two nephews.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, December 18, 1955.

Mrs. Esther Amelia Carr

Wife of James T. Carr, died at their home in Wantage township near the Hamburg-Sussex State road, on Friday last, of the infirmities of age, being eighty-five years of age. She had been a life long resident of Sussex County. She is survivey [sic] by her husband and two children: Miss Bertha Carr, at home, and Chief of Police David Carr, of Hamburg.

The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hamburg Baptist Church, Mrs. Carr’s pastor officiating. Interment in North Hardyston cemetery.

Source: Undated newspaper clipping on Ancestry. Esther Carr died December 10, 1926.

David Carr

David Carr, of Wantage avenue, Hamburg, died suddenly at his home Tuesday morning, aged sixty-eight years. He had been in ill health for about three years. He was born at Mt. Salem October 20, 1869, a son of James and Esther Simpson Carr. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Conklin Carr; one son, Frank Carr, of Hamburg; two daughters, Mrs. Edris Robinson and Miss Catherine Carr, both of Hamburg, and one granddaughter, Miss Carolyn Robinson of Hamburg; one sister, Miss Bertha Carr, also of Hamburg. He was water commissioner and pump house attendant in Hamburg for about eight years and retired last year because of poor health. For a number of years he was also a police officer of Hamburg. Most of his life was spent in Hamburg and vicinity. Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late home, Rev. A.H. Derby, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating, with burial in North Church Cemetery.

Source: Undated newspaper clipping on Ancestry. David Carr died January 4, 1938.

Frank T. Carr

Dr. Frank T. Carr, vice chairman of the board of directors of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, died of a heart attack Oct. 27.  A retired Pomona banker, Carr played a major role in establishing the college in 1976.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, November 5, 1981.

Mary Carr & James DeWitt

MARRIED — On Saturday the 18th inst. by the Rev. L. Fletcher, Mr. Matthew Westfall, to Miss Matilda Evans, both of Wantage. By the same on the 18th inst. Mr. James DeWitt, to Miss Mary Carr, both of Vernon.

Source:  New Jersey Herald, October 27, 1828.