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.
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.