Death Claims Mrs. G. Abel (Mary Edwards Abel)

The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y.   Saturday, March 21, 1931

Well Known Fultonville Resident Dies After Short Illness

Fultonville – Mary Edwards Abel, aged 79, wife of George J. Abel, died at her home on Broad street Friday morning at 8, after having been stricken with paralysis Saturday, March 14. Mrs. Abel was born on April 8, 1852, in the town of Glen, the daughter of the late John V.S. Edwards and Mary Horsford. The survivors are her husband, a daughter,  Miss Florence V. Abel of Fultonville; two brothers, Edward Edwards of Glen and Geddes Edwards of Pittsburg, PA.

The funeral service will be held at the late residence on Broad street, Monday afternoon at 2. Rev. William H. Smith, pastor of the Fultonville Reformed church, will officiate. Internment will be made in Maple Avenue cemetery. Opportunity will be given the friends to pay their respects any time during Sunday afternoon.

“Death Claims Mrs. G. Abel,” The Morning Herald [N.Y.], Saturday, 21 March 1931, page 12, column 3; digital image, Old Fulton N.Y. Post Cards ( : accessed 8 April 2018), Historical Newspaper Pages collection.

The Abel family (George J. Abel, Mary Edwards Abel, Florence V. Abel) in the 1930 US Federal Census
The George Abel family, Fultonville, Montgomery, New York, in the 1930 United States Federal Census. Image courtesy of

Genealogy Notes: Mary Edwards Abel was the third child, and first daughter, of John Van Schaick Edwards (1822-1887) and Mary Hosford Mitchell (1815-1891). Her siblings include Jacob Saunders Glen Edwards (1847-1917), Edward Edwards (1850-1937), Annette Edwards (1855-1855), Geddes Hosford Edwards (1857-1939). She is the granddaughter of John Edwards (1792-1877) and Ann Van Schaick (1790-1876).

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Mary Edwards (John V.S., John, William)

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Jane Frances Blood Allen

The Morning Herald, Monday, November 18, 1918


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)

Death of David I. Ostrom


David I. Ostrom

After a lingering illness of about nine months, David I. Ostrom of Fultonville, one of the wealthiest men in the Mohawk valley, died at his home in that village, Thursday, April 5, age 46 years. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Victoria Ostrom, and one son, Earl Ostrom. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday. Mr. Ostrom’s estate is valued at about $75,000. An autopsy was performed on the remains Thursday afternoon by Drs. McDonald and Van Derveer of Albany, to ascertain the exact nature of the malady with which the deceased was afflicted, as it was of a most unusual character.

“David I. Ostrom,” obituary, The Fulton County Republican [N.Y.], Thursday, 12 April 1900, page 7, column 4; digital image, Old Fulton N.Y. Post Cards ( : accessed 7  February 2017), Historical Newspaper Pages collection.

Marriage Record of David I. Ostrom and Mary Van Epps 1876
Marriage Record of David I. Ostrom and Mary Van Epps 1876.

Notes: David I. Ostrom was born 30 May 1853 in Glen, Montgomery County, New York, the son of Stephen Ostrom and Anna Maria Edwards.

Edwards lineage

David I. Ostrom (Ann Maria Edwards, John, William)




Death of Prominent Glen Citizen -Frank Edwards (1918)

Death of Prominent Glen Citizen

In Summons to Former Supervisor Frank Edwards of the Town of Glen Sustains Loss of One of Its Foremost Men.

Frank Edwards (1857-1918) of Glen, New York
Frank Edwards

The town of Glen has sustained a real and widely felt loss in the death of former Supervisor Frank Edwards which occurred at his home near Glen village, on Thursday afternoon, September 12th, from angina pectoris, following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Edwards had not been in his usual good health of late but neither he nor his friends felt a serious condition was likely to develop. About two weeks ago the persistence of the malady continued to such an extent that a specialist, Dr. Guardinier of Troy, was summoned in consultation and all that medical skill suggested was provided but without avail, his end coming as above stated.

Mr. Edwards was born in the town of Glen on March 7, 1857, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Edwards, his father being one of the most prominent citizens of the town of Glen in his day. His life was passed on his farm which was his pride and every device and improvement suggested by progressive farming methods were installed, as Mr. Edwards believed the agricultural life was as high and serious a calling as any, and often made the remark that he was of the opinion that it required a greater degree of intelligent thought and study than most. He was deeply interested in all that pertained to this pursuit and when the county farm bureau was established became a charter member, being elected a committeeman and director and remained as such up to the time of his death.

He was also an active charter member of the Glen grange. For years he had been a director of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. of the counties of Montgomery and Fulton, of which he was vice president and a director for the town of Glen. He was a regular attendant of the Glen Reformed church and greatly interested in its welfare.

As one of the prominent Republican representatives of the town of Glen, he was finally called upon to accept the office of supervisor, serving two terms, or four years, during 1914-15-16-17 and conducted the affairs of the town with great credit to himself and the entire satisfaction of the residents. Being a man of liberal mind, sterling character, affable and very pleasing manner he won the respect and esteem of all in the community and his passing away is keenly felt.

On November 12, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Van Horne, of Mill Point, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Van Horne, who survives him, together with three daughters, Mrs. Edward Milas of Buffalo, Mrs. Dewey Dievendorf of Currytown and Miss Anna Edwards. He also leaves a brother and two sisters, William Henry Edwards, Mrs. Fletcher Van Wie and Mrs. Louis E. Lounsbury all of Randall.

The funeral was held from his late home Monday morning at eleven o’clock, the Rev. H.G. Dean, pastor of the Glen Reformed church officiating and the bearers were nephews, Schuyler G. Voorhees, Capt. Isaac Newton Voorhees (Camp Lee, Va.), C. Herbert Van Horne, John Van Wie (Orange, N.J.), Arie G. Van Wie and Albert J. Dillenbeck. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The burial was made in the family plot in Maple Avenue cemetery, Fultonville. Among those in attendance from out of town were Captain Newton Vorhees, Camp Lee, Va., Mrs. John R. Blood, Rev. and Mrs. David Van Horne, Miss Jennie Van Horne, Mrs. Enders Van Derveer, Mrs. Schuyler Van Horne, Mrs. Helen Mickle, Harry Loder, Amsterdam, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Wie and daughters, Orange, N.J., Mrs. Edward Milas, Buffalo, the directors of the Farmers Insurance Co., besides many others, and the funeral was one of the most largely attended that has occurred in this vicinity.


Frank Edwards was born 7 March 1857 in Glen, Montgomery County, New York and died 12 September 1918 in the same location.

Edwards lineage

Frank Edwards (William Henry, John, William)

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