Vermont Obituaries - Burlington Free Press - Feb 26, 1914


Wm. E. Willard.

William Edgar Willard, a former resident of this city, died suddenly Thursday at Exeter, N. H., where he went last fall to engage in the hotel business with his brother, Sherman Willard.   He had been in poor health for some time prior to going to Exeter, but his death from heart trouble was unexpected.

He was borne at Townshend on December 17, 1867, and was educated in the public schools of that town and at the Leland and Gray Seminary.   He came to Burlington in 1893, and entered the employ of the G. S. Blodgett company as bookkeeper.   He resigned his position with that company after 15 years of service to become assistant manager of the Van Ness House, a position that he held until last fall.

He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving as a member of Company M, 1st Vermont Volunteers, being quartermaster sergeant at the time.   After the war when the company was reorganized he served as first sergeant, second lieutenant, and was discharged first lieutenant after a service of 11 years.   He was a past master of Burlington Lodge, F. and A. M.

He married Anna Price of Brooklyn, N. Y., in April 1901, and she survives him with a son, Robert, two brothers, Sherman of Exeter, N. H., and Fred of Townshend; and a sister, Miss May Willard of this city.   Mr. Willard was a man of genial personality, strict integrity, and he was popular with those who came in contact with him socially and in a business way.   He had many friends in this city.

He was buried at Townshend Saturday.

Mrs. George W. Younger.

Mrs. George Younger died at her home at 522 St. Paul street Wednesday evening of last week after an illness of three months with Bright's disease.   She was born in New York sift December 21, 1863, her maiden name being Jennie Isabella Copeland.   She was married to Mr. Younger on August 4, 1881, at Essex, N. Y.   In 1900 she moved to Burlington, where she ? her home.   She was a woman of admirable characteristics and her death brings sorrow to many ? mourn their loss.   Mrs. Younger is survived by her husband; three daughters, Misses Sophia and Mary Younger, Mrs. Vernon H. Crane; one grandsdaughter, Mary Isabella Crane; a son, George W. Younger; four sisters, Mrs. George Freeman of Oneonta, N. Y., Mrs. Edward Kenney, Mrs. Ge? ??lume, and Mrs. Thomas J. McNe?? of Coohoes, N. Y.; one brother, William Copeland of North Adams, Mass.   ? Younger still mournss the loss of a son, who was electrocuted on ? street just two years prior to ? death.   Although in poor health ? maintained a cheerful spirit to the ?.   The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence on St. Paul street, the Rev. James S. Braker of the Baptist Church officiating.

Mrs. John Bissonette.

Mrs. John Bissonette died at her home on Spring street early Tuesday morning of hardening of the arteries.   She had been ill for the past three years and had been confined to her bed for four months.   Mrs. Bissonette was born and had always lived in this city.   She was 65 years old.   Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stephen Forant, and four sisters, Mrs. Decatur Francis, Mrs. James Francis and Mrs. Elmira Morris of this city and Mrs. Mouis Morris of Rockingham; and by two brothers, Hubert and Uzeh Blair.   The funeral will be held at eight o'clock Thursday morning at St. Joseph's Church with interment in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Mrs. Medrick F. Videll.

Mrs. Medrick F. Videll died at her home at 43 Peru street Tuesday morning at 1:45 o'clock after an illness of two weeks with pleural pneumonia.   She was born in Rowden village, Canada, April 21, 1872, her maiden name being Mary Ann Smith.   She was married to Mr. Videll on March 1, 1892, in this city, where she has since made her home.   She is survived by her husband; by three daughters, the Misses Marion, Sadie, andd Ellen, and by one son Owen F., all of this city; also by her father, John Smith of Rowden, Canada, and by three brothers, Owen F. of Spokane, Wash., Patrick F., of Pissfield, Mass., and John of Arlington.   The funeral will be held at St. Joseph's church to-morrow with burial in Mt. Calvary semetery.

Helen Towne.

Helen Laura, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George V. Towne of 149 North Union street, died Friday afternoon at about four o'clock.   She had been ill with pneumonia for two days following an attack of chickenpox.   She was five months old.   Besides her parents she is survived by five brothers, Harold, Kenneth, Leland, Richard and Raymond, and by three sisters, Ardell, Doris and Marjory.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, the Rev. E. G. Guthrie officiating ? ? ? ? ? in the vault at Lake View cemetery

Mrs. John G. Walsh.

Mrs. John G. Walsh died at Watervliet N. Y., Wednesday, Feb. 18, after a lingering illness with Bright's disease.   Mrs. Walsh was formerly of this city, haviing moved to Watervliet three years ago.   She is survived by her husband, by one sister, Mrs. C. A. Sparrow, who was with her at the time of her eath, and by one brother, Samuel E. Curtis of this city.

The remains were brought to Burlington at 12:?? p. m. Friday and burial was in Lake View cemetery on arrival of the train.

Charles M. Bruce.

Charles M. Bruce, a former resident of this city, died at Amsterdam, N. Y., on Tuesday, aged ?43? years.   The body will be brought to this city to-day, arriving on the 4:30 p. m. train and will be placed in the vault at Lake View cemetery, the funeral services having been held at Amsterdam.   He is survived by a wife and three children; his mother, Mrs. Ellen G. Booth, and a brother, H. L. Bruce, manager of the Witherell House at Plattsburgh, N. Y.

Charles W. H. Duncan.

Charles W. H. Duncan died Monday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock at the home of his niece and nephew, Ruth and Chester Brownell of Malletts Bay, after an illness of about two weeks with pneumonia.   He was in his 71st year.   He is survived by several nieces and nephews, among whom is Mrs. Charles Hagar of this city.   The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at the parlors of the Unitarian Church.

Mrs. Sophia Dennis.

Mrs. Sophia Dennis died yesterday noon at the home of her son, Fred Dennis, on North Champlain street.   The cause of her death was a shock, suffered three weeks ago.   She was 82 years old.   Besides her son she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Beard of this city, Mrs. Agnes Belanger of Montreal and Mrs. Felix Labelle of Winooski.   The remains were taken yesterday afternoon to the home of Mrs. Labelle in Winooski.

Mrs. Selina M. Girard.

Mrs. Selina M. Girard, widow of John Peter Girard died Tuesday night at six o'clock at the home of her son, ?C. C.? Girard of 500 St. Paul street.   She had been ill since the middle of December with carcinoma.   She was 63 years of age.   She is survived by two sons, Clayton C/ Girard of this city and George W. Girard of Barre; by two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Cross of Underhill and Mrs. S. J. Lapier of Burlington.   The funeral will be held at St. Paul's church this afternooon, with burial in Lake View cemetery.

Luther Loomis.

Luther Loomis of the well known Loomis family of this city, died Friday at the home of his son, Henry L. Loomis of New Rochelle, N. Y. of nephritis.   He was 64 years of age.   He was the son of the late Henry Loomis and a brother of the late Horatio Loomis.   Mr. Loomis was formerly in the ice business in Chicago, but had retired from active business life.   The funeral was held privately.

Florence Girard.

Florence, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Girard of Lakeside, died Sunday morning at thier home in Harrison avenue.   She was one year and nearly two months old.   The funeral was held Monday morning at nine o'clock at St. Anthony's Church, with interment in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Alice Perry.

The funeral of Alice Ruth, the 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Perry, was held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the home at 21 Russell street.   The Rev. C. V. Grismer officiated.   Her death occurred Friday at 11:45 p. m., after a week's illness with pneumonia.   The body was placed in the vault at Lake View cemetery.

Mrs. George Shannon.

The body of Mrs. George Shannon, who died at Montpellier Monday, was brought yesterday afternoon to the home of her sister, Mrs. Albert Magee? of 161 King street.   A service will be held there this morning at 8:30 o'clock and at St. Mary's Cathedral at nine o'clock.

Source = The Burlington Free Press and Times; Thursday, February 26, 1914, Page 4 Columns 4, 5 and 6