Thursday, April 23, 2015

Well Known Contractor of This Village Dies Very Suddenly While on Business in Country



   Albert B. Haight died suddenly at the farm of M. C. Griffin on Wednesday, May 23, aged 71 years.

   The news of the death of Mr. Haight came as a great shock to this community.  He had been about his usual occupations through the day apparently feeling as well as usual.  Having some business with David Casler, who is employed on the farm of M. C. Griffin.  Mr. Haight went there to see him.  Mr. Casler was in the barn milking.  Mr. Haight went there and talked with him and on finishing his conversation he turned to leave and dropped dead.  Coroner Morse was immediately called.  He made an examination and pronounced death due to angina pectoris.

   Mr. Haight was the son of William and Caroline Cooly Haight and was born in Greene, March 1, 1852.  When he was a boy the family moved to the farm at South Oxford.  On Dec. 3, 1873 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Coville of this place.  They made their home in Oxford.  Mr. Haight was a well known contractor.

   It will be recalled that he built the road from the village to the W. R. C. Home and the connecting link from the village to the McDonough road.  He was a kind husband and a good neighbor enjoying the confidence of his fellow citizens.

   He is survived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs. John Lesher of Oxford and Mrs. Etta B. Johnson of Whitesboro; a brother, Charles Haight, of Utica; a nephew, William C. Haight of Utica; two nieces, Mrs. Harry Price and Mrs. Walter Cambel of Chicago.

   Mr. Haight's funeral services will be held in the Methodist church of which he was a member for many years, on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Ira L. Bronson officiating.  Burial will be made in the family plot in Riverview Cemetery.


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