Obituaries Page*

Obituaries Page*

* These are transcriptions from newspaper published obituaries, every effort has been made to stay accurate with what was printed even though some errors have been spotted. The idea being to preserve the tone and color found in many obituaries. Where there is a name and no entry means we are still hunting.

Belle Cornish and Ernest Cornish - The funeral of Miss Belle Cornish was held from the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornish, Thursday at 2 o'clock. She will be greatly missed as her gentle manners had won her many friends. Two have been taken from this family in less than a week, and much sympathy is expressed for them. (Nov. 1918, flu epidemic - added by transcriber) 

Agnes (Merwin) All - Hobart - Mrs. Agnes (Merwin) All, wife of Lambert All, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julian Alton, on the Gun House hill road at 4 Tuesday morning, following an illness of two years. For the past two weeks she had been confined to bed with complications.

    Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Alton at 1 this afternoon, one and one-half miles from Hobart. Her pastor, Rev. W. H. Quinn, will officiate if home from conference in time. Interment will be at Prattsville.

    Agnes Merwin was born Sept. 5, 1865, at Prattsville, the daughter of David Eliza (Knapp) Merwin, and was married to Lambert All of Jefferson, July 23, 1882. Nearly all of their married life was spent in this vicinity on the farm in Gun House hill, formerly the James Champlin farm.

    Mrs. All was a member of the Hobart Methodist Church, and much beloved by all her neighbors and friends.

    Surviving are her husband, two daughters , Mrs. Joseph Dibble and Mrs. Julian Alton of Gun House hill; three sons, Irving of East Meredith, Sherman of West Oneonta, and Thomas of Hobart; 29 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Westcott and Mrs. Joslin of Troy, Mrs. Emma Wright of Stamford, Mrs. Alice Scutt of Oneonta, and one brother, Burton Merwin of Davenport, who will have the sympathy of many friends.    

Lambert All - Hobart - Funeral services were held for Lambert All, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julian Alton, following a month's illness.

    The Rev. Kenneth B. Truran, pastor of the Hobart Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Prattsville. Six of his grandsons were the pall bearers.

    Mr. All was born in Jefferson 91 years ago. He was married to Miss Agnes Merwin of Prattsville, who died nine years ago. Following their marriage they lived on a farm in Blenheim for several years, coming to this vicinity 49 years ago.

    Besides Mrs. Alton, he is survived by three sons, Sherman of Mount Vision, Irving of East Merideth, and Thomas of Hobart, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Dibble, also of Hobart.

Sherman (S.) All - Mount Vision - Funeral services were held Thursday for Sherman All of Mount Vision at the Hobart Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth B. Truran, pastor, officiating.

    Burial was in Locust Hill Cemetery. Bearers were Kenneth, Eugene, Ernest and Seward All; Theodore Dibble and John Alton all nephews.

Corabelle (Hotchkiss) All - LAURENS - Mrs. Corabelle All,91, of R.D. 1, Poole Brook Rd., died Thursday, April 29, at Cooperstown.

    She was born June 5, 1890, in Downsville, the daughter of Robert S. and Effie (Williams) Hotchkiss. She married Sherman S. All June 10, 1914, in Pepacton. He died July 9, 1951.

    She was a 1912 graduate of Albany Business College. She had spent her early years in Hobart and Kortright, later moving to Mt. Vision, where she and her husband operated dairy farms. She later worked at the Upstate Home for Children, and the Arethusa Sorority, Oneonta, as a cook until her retirement.

    She was a member of the Hobart United Methodist Church and the Kortright Grange.

    She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Maxwell (Elsa) Peck, Oneonta, Mrs. Clarence (Agnes) Dibble, R.D. 3, Oneonta, and Mrs. Grant (Isabel) Moxley, Laurens; a son Robert of R.D. 3 Oneonta; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Myrtle) All, East Meredith; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and a great-great- grandson.

    Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, at Hobart United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Howard E. Newton, pastor of the Hobart United Methodist Church, officiating.

    Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart.

    Friends may call at their convenience all day Friday at the Bookout Funeral Home, Oneonta. The family will be in attendance 7-9 p.m., Friday.

Edward Herman Zeidner - Edward Herman Zeidner, 78, of 29 Main St., died June 3 at his home. He had been in ill health for about three years.

    Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6 in the Bookout Funeral Home. The Rev. Roswell W. Lyon, First Methodist pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Plains Cemetery.

    He was born Dec. 1, 1881, in Germany and had been a citizen of this country since 1911. He was the son of Louis and Amelia  Zeidner. He married Bertha Cornish Nov. 15, 1911, in Coventry.

    He had been a farmer most of his life and in 1943, he started work for the D&H, retiring in 1956 because of ill health. He had lived in Oneonta for 15 years and had previously lived in the Cooperstown area.

    Surviving are his wife; two sons, Louis F. of Milford and Karl E. of Richfield Springs RD; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Reynolds, 2 Madison Ave., Mrs. Robert All, Oneonta RD 3; three brothers, Karl, Paul, and Otto of Germany and several nieces and nephews.

    Friends may call at their convenience after this noon until service time at the funeral home. The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 Friday night.  

April 10, 1925, Daughter's Obituary (Hattie Adell Scott Cornish):  Hattie A. Scott, wife of F.E. Cornish, passed away March 27 at her home in Coventry.  She was the daughter of Walter and Roxanna Scott, and was born Sept. 3, 1863 in Indiana.  She came with her parents to Bainbridge when 7 years of age where she lived until her marriage Sept. 3, 1884.  Mr. and Mrs. Cornish settled in Coventry and have practically resided there ever since, where through the intervening forty years she has been a kind and loving wife and mother.  She was of pleasing personality, sterling Christian character, and endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact.  As a member of the M.E. Church she was faithful in her attendence.  She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Zeidner of Coventry and Mrs. Mary Tuttle of Sidney, also two brothers and eight grandchildren besides several nieces and nephews and a host of friends who sadly miss her, for to know was to love her.  Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church Monday afternoon, March 30 and were well attended.  Rev. William Brown, pastor of the church, officiating.  The flowers were many and beautiful.  [OR-T, 16:25]

Bertha (Cornish) Zeidner - Mrs. Bertha C. Zeidner, 80, formerly of 1/2 Harrison Ave., died May 8 at Fairhaven Rest Home, Unadilla, where she had been a patient since April 6.

    Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the bookout Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roswell W. Lyon, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

    Mrs. Zeidner was born July 16, 1890, in Coventry, daughter of Fred and Hattie (Scott) Cornish.

    She was married Nov. 15, 1911 in Coventry to Edward H. Zeidner, who died June 3, 1959. She had been a resident of Oneonta for about 30 years, and for the past year had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Bellfrieda) All, of Oneonta RD 3. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

    Besides the daughter with whom she lived, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Jack (Pauline) Reynolds, 2 Madison Ave.; two sons, Louis F., Oxford; Karl E., Fort Plain; 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience. The family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Louis F. Zeidner - SYMRNA - Louis F. Zeidner, 90, of Route 80, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich.

    He was born in Oxford on Sept. 6, 1912, a son of Herman and Bertha Cornish Zeidner.

    He received his education in Coventry and Greene schools.

    On May 6, 1939, he was united in marriage to the former Harriet Moxley.

    Mr. Zeidner was a dairy farmer for many years until his retirement.

    He was a member of the Smyrna United Methodist Church.

    Surviving are his wife, Harriet; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Edward Zirkel of Norwich; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Herman and Shirley Zeidner of Unadilla, Richard and Sylvia Zeidner of W. Eaton, Ernest and Ann Zeidner of Monticello, and Fred Zeidner of W. Eaton; a sister, Pauline Reynolds of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    He was predeceased by a sister, Bell All; a brother, Karl Zeidner; a granddaughter, Verna; two great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law Peggy Zeidner.

    Graveside services will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Wilcax Cemetery, Earlville, (town of Symrna).

    Arrangements entrusted to the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St. Sherburne.

Harriet (Moxley) Zeidner - Harriet B. Zeidner, 86, formerly of Route 80, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich.

    She was born Dec. 24, 1918, in North Kortright, a daughter of Walter and Jennie Egnor Moxley, and was a graduate of Schenevus High School.

    Harriet was united in marriage to Louis F. Zeidner on May 6, 1939. He predeceased her Aug. 11, 2003.

    Mrs. Zeidner was a member of the Smyrna United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, canning and baking.

    Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Edward Zirkel of Norwich; four sons and daughters-in-law, Herman and Shirley Zeidner of Unadilla, Richard and Sylvia Zeidner of West Eaton, Ernest and Ann Zeidner of Monticello, and Fred and Susan Zeidner of West Eaton; a sister, Blance Armour of Louisiana; three sisters-in-law, Helen Moxley of Oneonta, Isabelle Moxley of Lawrence, and Pauline Reynolds of Florida; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Verna; two great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Zeidner; and three brothers, Grant, Ira and Howard Moxley.

    There will be no calling hours.

    A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20,2005, at the Smyrna United Methodist Church.

    Burial will be in the Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna in the spring.

    Contributions in her memory may be made to the Smyrna Emergency Squad, Smyrna, NY 13464.

    Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne.

Robert (Bob) Percy All - Robert P. All, 86, of Columbia SC. Formally of Oneonta, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at Twilite Manor Adult Home, Cayce, SC on Aug. 16, 2005.

He was born Feb. 12, 1919 in Hobart, NY., the son on Sherman S. and Corabell (Hotchkiss) All.

Robert married Bellfreida Zeidner on Aug. 31, 1940. She predeceased him on Dec. 7, 1978. Robert married Aleen Widger Sommer on Oct. 27, 1979. She predeceased him on Jan. 30, 2005.

Robert owned and operated a dairy farm on the Glenbridge Road in the Town of Oneonta until he sold it to his son in 1990. He then continued to help his son operate the farm for 10 more years.

Robert was a 75 year member of the Otego Susquehanna Valley Grange and the NYS Grange. He served with many farm related committees including the Legislative Committee of the State Grange and ASC Community Committee and Otsego County FHA Committee. He was a past member of the West Oneonta Fire Department serving on the Board of West Oneonta Fire Commissioners and the Town of Oneonta Grievance Committee.

Robert is survived by a daughter and her husband, Dolores (Dollie) and Ronald Baldwin of Columbia, SC., a son and his wife, Sherman and Linda All of Oneonta, NY.; three step-children, Jean and Dick Hamilton of Otego, NY., Mike and Betty Sommer of Maryland, and Judy and Hank Moyer of Tennessee, one sister, Isobel Moxley of Laurens, NY, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Agnes Dibble and Elsa Peck.

There will be no family calling hours. Services will be at Bookhout Funeral Home on Main St. Oneonta, NY. followed by burial in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery .

In place of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 100 Columbia, SC. 29210 or Alzheimer’s Assoc. Palmetto Chapter, PO Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202.

Belfrieda(Belle) (Zeidner) All - Will add shortly.

Aleen (Widger-Sommer) All -

Isobel Doris (Moxley) - Laurens - Isobel Doris (All) Moxley, 86, of Laurens, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, her husband's birthday, at their home.

Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Kortright, she was the youngest daughter of the late Sherman and Corabel (Hotchkiss) All.

She married Grant N. Moxley on March 31, 1945, in Schenevus: he died in April 1996. She and Grant owned and operated a dairy farm in Laurens, having shipped milk by Eastern Milk Producers.

She was a 4-H leader, an avid New York Yankees fan and very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her four sons, Grant N. Jr. and Marjorie of Eaton, Ronald C. and Patricia of Laurens, Joseph A. and Connie of Pickens, S.C., and Daniel J. Moxley of Laurens; her eight grandchildren, Kim (Darryl) Fineout of Oneonta, Marsha (Mark) Ponterio of Oxford, Lori Moxley of South Carolina, Bonnie (Lane) McIntyre of Alexandria, Va., Jenny (Todd) Slabaugh of Morrisville, Joseph Moxley, Jr. of Pickens, S.C., Jason (Cecily) Moxley of Laurens and Meranda Moxley of Pickens, S.C., 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews including, Jean Buzie and Joan Stanley.

In addition to her parents, and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert S. All; two sisters, Agnes Dibble and Elsie Peck; and a niece, Rita Freeman.

Family will receive friends at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Lane McIntyre, grandson-in-law, pastor of the Washington International Church, Washington, D.C., officiating.

Burial will be held in the spring in Laurens Cemetery.

There will be a gathering for family and friends at the family farm in Laurens after funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Isobel's name to the Catskill Area Hospice and Pallitive Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Arrangements are being handled by Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.