Milo P. Gerard

GERARD—Milo P. Gerard, age 83, of 3759 28th St., Grandville, passed away Saturday May 31, 1969, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Clara; one son, Marvin of Grandville; one daughter, Mrs. Cornelius (Charlotte) Wabeke of Wyoming; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vern Carr of Moline. Mr. Gerard reposed at the Posthumus Funeral Home, Chapel of the Fountain, where services will be held Tuesday 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Harvey Bultje officiating. Interment Wyoming Century. The family will meet relatives and friends Monday 7 to 9.

Source: Grand Rapids Press, June 2, 1969.

Mrs. Frank L. Bock

PORT JERVIS—Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Eliza Bock, who died Sunday after a long illness, were held at her home, eighty-five Hudson street, this afternoon. The Rev. E.B. Irish officiated. Interment was in Laurel Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Bock was born September twenty-fifth, 1873, in Minisink, a daughter of Mary Carr and James Harrison Meyers. On June nineteenth, 1895, she married Frank L. Bock, and had made her home here since. She was a member of the Reformed Church of Deerpark. Surviving are her husband, and one brother, William Meyers of Sussex, N.J.

Source: Middletown Times-Herald, May 11, 1938.

George Robinson Dead

Hamburg Undertaker is Victim of Acute Indigestion

Taken ill during the night, George C. Robinson, well know Hamburg funeral director, succumbed early on Saturday morning to an attack of acute indigestion, brought on by the eating of seafood the night before. He had not been in the best of health and only a short time before had had several teeth removed, believing this would rid him of his run-down feeling. The news of his death spread over the county Saturday morning, casting a gloom in Hamburg and Franklin where he was very well known. He was also well known for his activities as a fireman. George Robinson and the fire department were synonymous, he always taking a leading interest in its affairs, and particularly was he in his glory at the annual county firemens [sic] parade, where he could always be seen at the head of the Hamburg firemen. Practically since his residence in Hamburg he had been the department’s drillmaster. He was fifty-seven years old.

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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.