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Death Notice of George LeFevre, Middletown Times-Herald, April 20, 1939, p. 7

George LeFevre, Sr. 80, died yesterday at his home, 20 Highland Avenue, after a brief illness. He had conducted a grocery coal and fuel business in Middletown until 1909.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. at the residence, with the Rev. Richard P. Mallery officiating. Internment will be in Walkill Valley Cemetery

Mr. LeFevre was born in Clintondale, March 1, 1859, a son of Jacob and Elmira Bernhart LeFevre. He and his wife, the former Josephine T. Knapp, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1932 at their home in Berea.

After leaving Middletown, Mr. LeFevre was a farm superintendent at Berea until six years ago when he retired and moved to Walden. He was a member of Christ Church, Universalest in Middletown, and the Old Knights of Pythias Lodge in Middletown

Besides his wife, Mr. LeFevre leaves two sons, Wallace R., of Rochester, and George H. of Walden; and a grand daughter, Mrs. William J, Miller, of Rochester.

Death Notice of Wallace R. LeFevre, Rochester Times Union, 1940

Wallace R. LeFevre, 56, reputedly a direct descendant of a Huguenot exile who fled France in 1677 and occupied a grant of land given by King James of England, died today at his home, 255 Wildmere Rd.

Mr. LeFevre was engaged in a manufacturing business in New York City before he retired three years ago.

He was said to be a descendant of Simon LeFevre, one of 12 Huguenots favored by King James.

He is survived by his widow, Mary Whelan LeFevre [Wallace was born a protestant, she a Catholic, but their love overcame the prejudices of the day. The children were raised Catholic and Wallace converted shortly before his early death from Lung Cancer]; a daughter Mrs. William J. Miller, Rochester; his mother, Mrs George LeFevre [this redoubtable old lady lived to be nearly ninety] and a brother, George H. LeFevre, both of Walden

Last rights will be conducted Saturday at the home at 8:30 a.m. and at St. Thomas Church at 9 a.m., with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

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