Mrs. Bostwick Dies At Home

Mrs. Etta May Bostwick, 81, widow of Elias D. Bostwick, prominent business man, died at 10:45 Thursday evening at her home, 151 Decatur Street. Before his death in 1930 her husband owned and operated one of leading department stores in Steuben County, on the corner of Bridge and Pulteney Streets. Mrs. Bostwick had been in failing health for the past two years.

The body was removed today from the Carpenter Funeral Home to the late home where friends may call. Private funeral services will be held from there Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Henry Straub, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceville.

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Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates

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.

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Mrs. Leah B. Dates

Last rites for Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, wife of Ernest C. Dates of 278 Sly avenue, were held in a private service Saturday afternoon from the Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Paul H. Hazlett, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Lawrenceville, Pa.

Bearers were 33rd Degree Masons: Ray Rhinehart, Eugene Gorman, John E. Bird, John Woodward, George Pratt, and John Duerlein.

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Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates

Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, aged 51 years, wife of Ernest C. Dates, of 278 Sly avenue, died at 9:30 Monday night in Corning Hospital where she had been confined for the past nine weeks. She had been ill for two years.

Well-known and liked throughout the city, Mrs. Dates was extremely active in 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.

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Charles E. Bostwick

Bostwick., Charles E., 137 Reynolds Ave., Corning, Monday, July 18, 1966 at 4:30 p.m. at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friend may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Stephen Parr. Burial Hope Cemetery, Corning. Survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Bostwick; one son, Richard of Painted Post; one grandson; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Novak of Rochester; one brother, Dewitt Bostwick of Corning. He was born in Lawrenceville, Pa; May 5, 1892, the son of Elias D. Bostwick and Etta May Rodimer [sic]. He was twice married, his first wife, Ida M. Franke, died in 1962. In 1964 he married Mrs. Rose Robertson of Cooper Plains. He was a member of the Cooper Plains Methodist Church.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, July 19, 1966.