Jane Frances Blood Allen

The Morning Herald, Monday, November 18, 1918

Obituary

Jane Frances Blood Allen

Many hearts were saddened to learn that at 8:30 o’clock Saturday night occurred the death of Jane Frances Blood, beloved wife of Samuel G. Allen, at the home, 2 Kingsboro avenue. It was known that Mrs. Allen’s life had hung as if by a thread for the preceding forty-eight hours and scores of friends were hopeful that her youth and vitality would carry her safely over the crisis. Pneumonia was the cause of death.

Mrs. Allen was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Blood of Amsterdam, and in the city of her birth she was especially well-known and greatly admired and beloved. Her marriage to Mr. Allen, about five years ago, made Mrs. Allen a permanent resident of Gloversville, where, for a number of years she had often been prominent and popular in social circles. Since she came here to live she had by her charming personality attracted many new friends, and the sorrow that is felt because of her passing is heartfelt and sincere.

Besides her husband and one daughter, Margaret Van Wie Allen, Mrs. Allen is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Blood; one brother, Lieutenant F. Van Wie Blood; and one sister, Margaret Elanore [sic.] Blood, of Amsterdam.

The funeral service will be held at the home, 2 Kingsboro avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Note: Jane Frances Blood Allen was 16 May 1892 in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York to John R. Blood and Margaret Van Wie.  She married Samuel Gardner Allen in 22 October 1913. They had one child, Margaret Van Wie Allen. Samuel Gardner Allen never remarried.

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Jane Frances Blood (Margaret Van Wie, Ana Maria Edwards, William Henry, John, William)

Fletcher Van Wie

Obituary

Fletcher Van Wie

The death of Fletcher Van Wie occurred at his home three miles west of this village Friday morning. He was seventy-five years of age and although in failing  health for sometime had only been seriously ill a few days. Mr. Van Wie was a prosperous farmer and had been a lifelong resident of this community, where he had won the respect and love of all. A man of sterling character and kind heart, he had been a wonderful help in this community. He was a member of the Fultonville Reformed church and always gave liberally to all its interests. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Arie Van Wie and John Van Wie of Orange; one daughter, Mrs. John Blood of Amsterdam, and six grandchildren, one them Mrs. Samuel Allen of Gloversville. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

“Fletcher Van Wie,” obituary, The Morning Herald [N.Y.], Saturday, 23 December 1916, page 8, column 2; digital image, Old Fulton N.Y. Post Cards (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 9  February 2017), Historical Newspaper Pages collection.

Note: Fletcher Van Wie was born 17 March 1841 in Montgomery County, New York the son of Arie Van Wie and Margaret Neher. He married Anna Maria Edwards in 1862 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York.

Mrs. Fletcher Van Wie

Obituary

Mrs. Fletcher Van Wie

Anna Maria Edwards, widow of Fletcher Van Wie, died Monday afternoon at her home near Fultonville, after an illness of 24 hours, of diabetes. Mrs. Van Wie had been in poor health for several years, but her death was nevertheless unexpected.

Mrs. Van Wie, who was in her 77th year, was born in Glen, the daughter of William Henry Edwards and Eleanor Schenck Mount. She was the granddaughter of Anthony Van Vechten, who served in Revolutionary war, and who married the daughter of Jelles Fonda, also a participant in the struggle of the colonists. Mrs. Van Wie was proud of her relationship to these and other men who helped to establish the new republic. She was married to Fletcher Van Wie, and for more than 50 years lived on the farm near Fultonville, which was her home at the time of her death. She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fultonville. She possessed a clear outlook upon life and was far-seeing for her time. Hers was a fine intelligence which made her alive to the changes of the years. It was her wish to be of benefit to the community in which she resided and to uphold those things that go to make for good citizenship. Mrs. Van Wie was an ideal mother and a devoted grandmother.

Surviving Mrs. Van Wie are one daughter, Mrs. John R. Blood, of this city, two sons, John Edwards Van Wie, of Orange, N.J., and Arie Van Wie, with whom she lived, one brother, William Henry Edwards, of Randall, four granddaughters, one grandson, Fletcher Van Wie Blood , of Amsterdam, and one great-granddaughter, Margaret Van Wie Allen, of Gloversville.

The funeral of Mrs. Van Wie was held this afternoon at the home at 1 o’clock, standard time, the Rev. C.F. Hall of Fultonville, officiating. The bearers were sons and grandsons of Mrs. Van Wie. Interment was in Maple avenue cemetery, Fultonville.

“Mrs. Fletcher Van Wie,” obituary, The Morning Herald [N.Y.], Friday, 18 August 1922, page 7, column 6; digital image, Old Fulton N.Y. Post Cards (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 8  February 2017), Historical Newspaper Pages collection.

Anna Marian (Edwards) Van Wie in the 1870 US Federal Census with her family and father-in-law.
Anna Maria (Edwards) Van Wie in the 1870 US Federal Census with her family and father-in-law. Ancestry. com.

Note: Anna Maria Edwards was born 14 December 1845 in Glen, Montgomery County, New York the daughter of William Henry Edwards and Eleanor Schenck Mount. She married Fletcher Van Wie in 1862 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York.

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