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 (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : 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 Ancestry.com.

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).

You can see her memorial on FindaGrave.com.

Edwards lineage:

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

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Death of David I. Ostrom

Obituary

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 (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : 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. Ancestry.com

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)

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