Friday, May 8, 2015


Funeral Services Are Held Sunday P. M. At The Home

(October 31, 1940)

   Mrs. Anna Van Wagenen Estelow, aged 71 years, wife of Jared C. Estelow, passed away at her home on Fort Hill Park, Thursday evening after an illness of seven months.

   Mrs. Estelow was the daughter of James G. and Mary Millard Van Wagenen and was born in Oxford, Feb. 20, 1869.  She graduated from Oxford Academy and for several years following was an organist at St. Paul's church and active in musical circles in Oxford the greater part of her life.

   She and Mr. Estelow were married July 14, 1891, and they have always made their home here.  Mrs. Estelow was an active worker in the Ladies' Village Improvement Society and served as treasurer of that organization for many years.  She was also a member of the Travelers' Club, the Grange and the Congregational Church.

   During her life she gave unstintingly of her time and talents for the upkeep of the church and Sunday School and was likewise active in many movements sponsored by the community for the betterment of Oxford.

   She is survived by her husband, one son, Van, and three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Phyllis and Paul, all of Oxford.

   Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The Rev. Howard F. Deller, D.D., of the Congregational Church officiated and interment was made in Riverview Cemetery.

   Honorary bearers were A. S. Burchard, H. C. Stratton, V. D. Stratton, B. H. Loomis, Dr. C. E. Thompson, J. L. Harrison, R. H. Baldwin and S. S. Hale.

   Active bearers were Hubert Emerson, Van Burchard, Lyle Preston, Donald Morse, Arthur Harrison and Leon Cowles.

   Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Miss Catherine Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Miller of Plainfield, N. J.; Mrs. Frank Smith of Seymour, Conn.; Mrs. Edward P. Cody, Miss Mabel Cody and Mr. and Mrs. Alec Stronach, Wethersfield, Conn.

   Mrs. Reginald Bagley and Mrs. Robert S. Merithew of Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Marion Marsh and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pratt of Bainbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Topping, Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander, Syracuse and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Beardsley of Auburn.

   Mr. and Mrs. George A. Evans, Miss Evelyn Brooks and Miss Bernice Cochrane, Sidney; Leland G. Martin, Milford; Mr. and Mrs. William Hotaling, Kirkwood.

   Mrs. Margaret Clarke, Miss Margaret Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard Lyons, Miss Lucille Botsford, Miss Agnes Snyder, Mrs. Helen Millspaugh, James Dunne, Miss Sarah Dunne, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Case and K. D. Scott of Norwich; Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Payne of Bainbridge and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Woodruff of Preston.


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