14 September 2012

Mary Dewan Williams - Obituary

Lake Placid News
September 22, 1916


Mrs. Mary Dewan Williams, wife of John Williams, born at Palmer Hill in 1854, died at her home in Lake Placid, September 14, 1916, with heart disease after an illness of two years.  Mrs. Williams was a good and kind neighbor, respected by all who knew her.  She married John Williams January 1, 1869.  Until 12 years ago, when they moved to Lake Placid, they made their home on Palmer Hill.  Mrs. Williams leaves a husband and two daughters, Mrs. George Hoag and Mrs. Daniel Coughlin of Ausable Forks, two sons,  John, Jr., and Edward, and seven grand-children, two sisters and one brother.  The funeral services were Saturday, September 16, at the St. Agnes Church, Father Savage officiating.  Burial was at Ausable Forks.

Mary is my paternal great-great grandmother.

Would have LOVED if the paper had named her siblings.  This is a line I am not working on actively at the moment but can't seem to get to Mary's parents.  But one brick wall at a time :)

03 September 2012

Newspaper Nugget - European War Is Declared

Found this page while looking for something else.  Seventy-three years ago the news of what would become known as "World War II" hit the news stands today:

Plattsburgh Daily Press
Sunday, Septemmber 3, 1939