Obituaries of Civil War Veterans
The Broadalbin Herald
Broadalbin, New York
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Betts, Archibald Lester - Obituary
Betts, Archibald Lester, died at 7:30 o'clock Thursday Night at his home south of Broadalbin, of cancer, aged 66 years. His wife survives him. The funeral was held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Eev. D. E. Abrams, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in the Broadalbin Cemetery, with G.A.R. ceremonies.
Mr. Betts was born in Fulton County and spent his life within its border. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of McKean Post G.A.R., of Broadalbin.
Source: The Broadalbin Herald, Thursday May 20, 1909, Vol. XLIV No. 31, page 7.
Close, George W. - Obituary
George W. Close, a well known resident of Woods Hollow, died at his home Wednesday morning. He is survived by his wife, who is also critically ill, with but little prospect of recovery, and by three brothers, Chauncey Close, who resides near by; James B. Close of Mayfield and Edwin L. Close of Broadalbin. Mr. Close was a soldier during the Civil War. The funeral was held Friday at 2 o'clock from the home. Interment was in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Broadalbin Herald, Thursday Sept. 2, 1909, Vol. XLIV No. 46, page 3.
Fox, Norman - Obituary
Norman Fox died at his home in this village Monday morning at the age of eighty-three years. The deceased was born in this state, and resided in this vicinity for the past fifty years. By trade he was a cooper, but had lived a retired life for the past several years on account of failing health. He served during the Civil war as a member of the 10th N. Y. Cavalry, and was a charter member of McKean Post, No. 289, G. A. R. He is survived by one son, Edward Fox of Gloversville, and two daughters, Mary Fox of Hagaman and Mrs. James Swart of this village. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home. Rev. W. J. C. Wilson officiating. Interment was made in the local cemetery.
Source: The Broadalbin Herald, Thursday Mar. 12, 1908, Vol. XLIV No. 31, page 3.
Pinckney, Henry - Obituary
Henry Pinckney, aged 80, died at about ten o'clock last Saturday night at his home in this village, after an illness of a few weeks. He was born in Vail Mills and had always resided in this vicinity. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Kennyette lodge, F. and A.M. He is survived by one son, Newton H. Pinckney, of this place, and one daughter, Mrs. Selena Peters, of Michigan. The funeral was held from the late home at two o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Trussell, assisted by Rev. D. E. Abrams, officiating. Burial was made in the local cemetery. The funeral was attended by the members of the Masonic lodge of which he was a member.
The Broadalbin Herald, Thursday Oct. 22, 1908, Vol. XLIV No. 53, page 3.
Young, John - Obituary
John Young, aged about 60 years, a well known colored man of Johnstown, died last Wednesday afternoon at the county house. The cause of death was Bright's Disease wih which the aged man had been a sufferer for some time. Mr. Young had for the past few days been in the best of health. In the morning he was sitting about the county house with a group of inmates when he was stricken and died before medical aid could be summoned. The remains were taken to the undertaking parlors of H.P. Alpaugh.
The deceased was born in Maryland and came to Johnstown in 1865. Before this he had been a soldier under Captain John J. Buchanan known as Co. D. of the 153d Regiment.
The funeral was held at the A.M.E. Zion church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Walters, the pastor of the church, will officiate and interment was in the Johnstown cemetery.
Source: The Broadalbin Herald, Thursday Apr. 22, 1909, Vol. XLIV No. 27, page 8.