Sunday, November 30, 2014
Mrs. Samira Padgett
Who Celebrated Her 84th Birthday Dec 1 
The above is an excellent picture of Mrs. Samira Padgett, whose 84th birthday was celebrated December 1st at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Della Mead on Albany street, mention of which was made in The Review last week.
"Eye hath not seen, tongue hath not
And ear hath not heard it sung,
How buoyant and bold, though it
seems to grow old,
is the heart, forever young;
Forever young - though life's old age
Hath every nerve unstrung;
The heart, the heart is a heritage
That keeps the aged young."
CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Samira Padgett, an Aged Woman of Albany Street
Samira A. Russell, widow of James Padgett, died Monday, Sept. 6, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adella S. Mead, on Albany street. She was in the 85th year of her age.
Mrs. Padgett was born Dec. 1, 1830, at Windsor, Broome county. Her parents were Rev. Bishop A. Russell, a Baptist minister, and Catherine C. Blake Russell, who in later life resided in this town. During her father's pastorate he was ten years in Guilford. Her married to James Padgett of Oxford occurred March 25, 1849, and his death occurred Feb. 18, 1890. They, during his lifetime, lived on a farm at East Oxford. Mr. Padgett's ancestors came from England at a very early date and were among the first settlers of this town.
Two years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Padgett went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mead, to reside. She was a woman whose chief considerations were her home and family, and she took an interest in all movements for good. She was a member of the Guilford Methodist Episcopal Church, but during her residence in this village, her health had not permitted her to attend services but a very few times. For a few weeks previous to her death, Mrs. Padgett failed rapidly, and it was with perfect resignation she received her call. She had made all the arrangements for her funeral which were carefully carried out.
Mrs. Padgett is survived by five children, Mrs. Adella S. Mead of this village, Mrs. Cora B. Cluff of Brisbin, Ward B. Padgett and Homer Padgett of Oxford, and Peter b. Padgett of Greene; also by one sister, Mrs. Catherine Fleming of Oxford, a half-sister, Mrs. Charles Gordon of this village, and a half-brother, Wallace A. Russell of Eldred, Pa.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, Rev. R. A. Gates officiating. The bearers were Judge H. C. Stratton, Charles M. Stone, William Dunn and James Burke. Interment was in Riverview cemetery.