Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead, wife of Eli Mead, passed away at her home on Avenue K, Matamoras, on Sunday morning at 1 o’clock, after an illness of eight months.

Deceased was born at Dingmans and a daughter of Mrs. Hannah Broadhead Titman and the late John C. Titman, of Dingmans. She was 40 years of age. On July 8th, 1905, she was united in marriage to Eli Mead, of Port Jervis. She was a member of the Epworth M.E. Church, Ladies’ Aid and Epworth League.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Frances, one son, Donald, at home; her mother, Mrs. Hannah Titman, of Matamoras; six sisters, Mrs. Chester Snyder, Mrs. Martin Clark, Mrs. Thomas Clarke, of Matamoras; Mrs. James Greenhaigh of West End, Mrs. John Whittaker and Mrs. William Rettallik, of Dingmans, and one brother, Harry Titman, of Matamoras.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house. Interment will be in Pine Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 20, 1924.

Untitled (Frances Mead)

Little Frances Mead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Mead of avenue K, celebrated her 11th birthday on Thursday from 4 to 7. Games and music were enjoyed in the afternoon. A violin solo by Donald Mead, solos by Frances Mead and Harry Billman, Jr., were also enjoyed by all. At seven o’clock the children were invited into the dining room were the table was set for the 11 little guest. The table was decorated in pink and green and a large birthday cake with eleven pink and green candles. At each plate there were souvenirs for all, which caused a great deal of excitement. An elaborate supper was served by Mrs. Mead, assisted by Mrs. Titman and Mrs. T. Clark. In the evening a freezer of delicious home made ice cream was served to the little guests. They all departed at an early hour, wishing Frances many more happy birthdays.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, January 21, 1921.

Jack K. Litts

Jack K. Litts, infant son of Justin Litts and Lillian Mead Litts, died in the St. Francis hospital at eight o’clock Monday night, February 25th, aged three days. Interment took place at the Laurel Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, February 27, 1918.

Mrs. Eli Mead

The funeral of Mrs. Eli Mead was held at the house on Avenue K, Matamoras, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. A.H. Murdock conducted the service. The Ladies’ Aid society of Epworth Church attended in a body. Rev. Murdock, Mrs. Harry Lilley, Mrs. M. Reinert, Mrs. Chester Smith, Mrs. Lewis Luckey and Mrs. James Lyon sang “Some Day the Silver Cord will Break.” Mrs. A.H. Murdock accompanied at the piano. There were many beautiful flora tributes. Interment took place in Pine Grove cemetery, Matamoras.

The pall bearers were William Rettalic, John Whitaker, Chester Snyder, Martin Clark, James Greenhaigh and Thomas Clark.

The flower bearers were Mrs. Harry Billman, Mrs. A.H. Murdock, Mrs. Harry Lilley, Mrs. Frank Brown, Mrs. M. Reinert, Mrs. Lewis Luckey and Mrs. James Lyon.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 22, 1924.

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead, wife of Eli Mead, passed away at her home on Avenue K, Matamoras, on Sunday morning at 1 o’clock after an illness of eight months.

Deceased was born at Dingmans and was a daughter of Mrs. Hannah Broadhead Titman and the late John C. Titman, of Dingmans. She was 40 years of age. On July 8th, 1905, she was united in marriage to Eli Mead of Port Jervis. She was a member of the Epworth M.E. Church, Ladies’ Aid Society and Epworth League.

The surviving relatives are her husband, one daughter Frances, one son, Donald, at home; her mother, Mrs. Hannah Titman, of Matamoras; six sisters, Mrs. Chester Snyder, Mrs. Martin Clark, Mrs. Thomas Clarke, of Matamoras; Mrs. James Greenhaigh, of West End, Mrs. John Whittaker of and Mrs. William Rettallik, of Dingman, and one brother, Harry Titman, of Matamoras.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house. Rev. A.H. Murdock will officiate. Interment will be in Pine Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 20, 1924.

Mrs. Sarah Bross Mead

Mrs. Sarah Catherine Bross Mead, wife of Eli Mead died at her home, 129 Ball street on Tuesday evening, October 2nd, after a long illness. She was 77 years of age. Deceased who was a member of one of the oldest families in northern New Jersey was born in Wantage, Sussex county; her parent being Everitt Bross and Hannah Clay Bross. On December 24th, 1867, she was united in marriage with Mr. Mead and since that time has been a resident of Port Jervis. She as a member of the Drew M.E. church and Home Department and the Women’s Relief Corps of the G.A.R.

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Enjoyable Celebration of Golden Wedding

Many Friends Remember Mr. and Mrs. Mead with Gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Mead are celebrating the 50th or golden anniversary at their home, No. 129 Ball street, this afternoon and evening. Fifty friends of this estimable couple joined with them in the pleasant social affair in commemoration of a half century of married life.

In honor of the occasion, the house was prettily decorated with Christmas greens, and during the day, Mr. and Mrs. Mead were the recipients of hearty congratulations as well as numerous gifts including several gold pieces.

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Mrs. Hannah May Bross

Mrs. Hannah May Bross died at the home of her son Floyd, No. 133 Jersey avenue, at 7 p.m. Friday, aged 69 years and six months. She was born near Deckertown. In 1845 she married Eliakim Everett Bross of Montague, N.J.

The surviving children are as follows: Sarah, wife of Eli Mead of this village; Phebe J., wife of Alexander Burrows of Tri-State; Margaret, wife of H. Floyd Decker of Branchville, N.J., and Floyd W., with whom she resided since the death of her husband nine years ago.

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Live Grasshoppers in Winter.

In our editorial room is a small bottle filled with live grasshoppers. They were gathered yesterday by the children of Eli Mead, who lives near Carpenters Point, and who is employed in the Erie shops in this village. The hopper have [been] around for some time, and are moderately active. They are of all sizes.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, February 18, 1882.