Death Notices from the 1880s

Mrs. Levina Armstrong, died in Pulteney, Steuben County, Jan. 6, 1871, aged 70 years. The deceased was a native of Sussex, N.J., but about forty years ago she, with her husband, came to Pulteney, where her whole life was spent in acts of usefulness. (Havana Journal, February 4, 1871)

STRADER—Near Peach Orchard, in Hector, N.Y., on Thursday, Jan. 25th, 1877, of Pneumonia, Madison Strader, aged 53 years. (Watkins Democrat, January 31, 1877)

The funeral of Madison Strader took place from the M.E. church, at Burdett, on Sunday afternoon last, and was quite largely attended. (Watkins Democrat, January 31, 1877)

Died, at Bellevue, January 13th, Emma Gertrude, infant daughter of Enos and Annie Walling, aged seven months. A letter to Mr. Walling, now at Boise, and whose babe died after he left Bellevue, says: “We laid the poor little babe to rest under the snow the day following my last letter. Forty persons attend the funeral on snow-shoes.”—Democrat. (Owyhee Avalanche, February 12, 1881)


A Bird’s Eye View (Excerpt)

Before Justice Lambert, at Burdett, occurred the conclusion of the trial in which Mrs. Abigail Strader brought action against her husband, James M. Strader, for the support of their children. James M. Strader was married to Miss Abigail Kinnan, August 23, 1887. Three children were born to them. Since January 1, 1895, Mrs. Strader has been residing with her mother. A short time ago the matter was brought before the court. The case was settled Wednesday by Mr. Strader giving security for the support of two of the children. The other child has a home with friends.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, May 23, 1896.

Esther Dorion & Budd K. Strader

A simple but very pretty wedding too place on Wednesday evening, April 17, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dorion, when their daughter, Esther, married Budd K. Strader.  Rev. Dr. John L. Clark officiated.  Mrs. Walter G. Downing, the bride’s sister, was matron of honor, with Benjamin Shuck, of Plainfield, N.J., as best man.  The bride and bridegroom left for a trip to Washington.

Source:  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 28, 1912.

Budd K. Strader

Budd K. Strader of Freeport, L.I., Monday, May 1, 1961. Survived by wife, Laura C. Strader; son Harland of Garden City, L.I.; brother, Marc of Valois; three grandchildren. Body at Fulton Funeral Home, Freeport, and will be removed Thursday to Brown Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Calling hours: Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 8 p.m., the Rev. Harry Dunlap. Valois Cemetery Friday at convenience of the family.

Source: Elmira Advertiser, May 2, 1961.

Marc M. Strader

VALOIS—Marc Strader, 76, of Valois died at Geneva General Hospital Tuesday Feb. 7, 1967, after a long illness. He formerly operated a service station in Valois.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jean Garcia of Westbury, L.I.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at May Funeral Home, Burdett. Burial will be in Union Cemetery there.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Source: Ithaca Journal, February 8, 1967.

James M. Strader

James M. Strader, 73 died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1936, at his home in Hammondsport following a three weeks’ illness. Born in Burdet, July 22, 1863, he was a son of Madison and LaVina Strader. For 15 years he operated a farm in Monterey. Mr. Strader is survived by a sister, Mrs. Minnie Keep of Burdett; two sons, Mark of Jackson Heights, L.I., and Bud [sic] of New Jersey. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Arnold funeral home in Burdett by the Rev. O.H. Travis of the Burdett Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hector Union Cemetery.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, November 3, 1936.

Will of Hannah Rorick Kimble

In the Name of God Amen I Hannah Kimble of the town of Hector in the County of Schuyler and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say:

First. After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath to my son, Estel Kimble, all my estate both real and personal except my clothing, on condition that my said son pay to each of my daughters, Sarah Chittenden and Lavina Strader, the sum of two hundred (200) dollars within eighteen months from the time of my deceased; and I do hereby charge my estate with the payment of said sum of $200 each to my daughters aforesaid. Continue reading “Will of Hannah Rorick Kimble”