Mrs. Dora Lawrence, Kin of Garrett Residents, Died

Mrs. Dora Lawrence, 77, of 320 West Fifth Street, Auburn, died Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock at her home, where she had been bedfast for a month, suffering from an inward goiter. She had been in poor health for several years.

Mrs. Lawrence was born July 20, 1862 in Auburn, the daughter of John D. and Mary Ann VanLear. She was united in marriage to Elbert H. Chittenden on March 26, 1880, and to this union were born six children, five of whom survive. A daughter, Stella R., preceded her mother in death. Mr. Chittenden died March 6, 1920. On May 6, 1928, she and Harry Lawrence were married.

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Elbert H. Chittenden

Elbert H. Chittenden was born in Schulyer county, New York, July 7, 1851, and departed this life at Garrett, Indiana, March 6, 1920, aged 68 years, 7 months, and 28 days. He came from New York to Michigan when 12 years of age, and from there to this community in 1893.  He was married to Miss Dora Van Lear in 1880.  To this union were born six children: Mrs. W.A. Rinehold of Kimmell, Ind., Mrs. F.R. Harwood of Garrett, Stella, who preceded her father to the great beyond 21 years ago, John A. at home, Mrs. R.M. Gramling of Auburn and Miss Hilda of Auburn.  Mr. Chittenden was a member of the Masonic order.  There remains to mourn his loss his wife, five children, four grandchildren, and one sister in Seattle, Washington; also the friends and neighbors which he had in the community.

Source:  Garrett Clipper, March 11, 1920.