Hiram D. Beardon
(September 28, 1873-May 20, 1966)
Norwood--Funeral services for Hiram D. Beardon, 92, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Buck’s Funeral Home in Norwood. The Rev. Frank Smith, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated, and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
He died Friday, May 20, 1966, in Massena Memorial Hospital, after being in failing health the past year.
He was born in Norwood, Sept. 28, 1873, a son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Peterson Beardon.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bessie Ward, 90, Massena, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He has been residing in the home of Mr. And Mrs. Leo Bowker, New St. Mrs. Bowker is a step-granddaughter.
He worked for the Rutland Railroad for many years, retiring in 1939.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers.
Mrs. Jesse Blanchard
(August 19, 1912-October 11, 1972)
North Stockholm--Mr. And Mrs. Dwight Walton attended funeral services for Mr. Walton’s sister, Mrs. Marian E. Blanchard, 60, wife of Jesse Blanchard, Newcomb, which were held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 1972, at 11 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Blanchard’s daughter, Mrs. Samuel Boyce, South Colton. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.
Mrs. Blanchard died Oct. 11, in Tupper Lake General Hospital following a brief illness.
Surviving besides her husband are the daughter, Mrs. Samuel Boyce, South Colton; three sons: William, Iowa; Ray, California; and Keith, Newcomb; six grandchildren; seven sisters: Mrs. Donald (Lorena) Lindsey, Chase Mills; Mrs. Carol Phillips, Mrs. Lila McKeithurn, Gouverneur; Mrs. Verna McDonald, Mrs. Dominic (Emma) Vacarol, Watertown; Mrs. Dorothy Dahl, Spring Valley; and Mrs. Nettie Cannon, Newcomb; two brothers: Dwight Walton, North Stockholm; and William Walton, Fowler.
She was born at Childwold, August 19, 1912, daughter of Benjamin and Winifred Storrs Walton. She was married to Jesse Blanchard Sept. 23, 1933. The couple had lived in Newcomb for 25 years. Mrs. Blanchard had been employed as a chamber maid at Racquette Lake Resort.
(March 17, 1901-January 13, 1981)
NORWOOD--Funeral services for Roy Blodgett, 79, of Bristol, Vt., formerly of Norwood, were held Friday afternoon at the Buck Funeral Home of Norwood, Rev. Lawrence Jones officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Blodgett died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1981, at the Mary Fletcher Unit of the Burlington Medical Center in Vermont.
He is survived by four sons, Richard of Hannibal, N.Y.; James of Wingdale, Robert of Bristol, Vt., William of Plattsburg; and one brother, Jay Blodgett of Potsdam.
Mr. Blodgett was born in Lacona, N.Y. on March 30, 1937, the son of Malcolm and Alice (Porter) Blodgett. On March 30, 1937, he married Helen Gillett in Great Bend, Pa.
Mr. Blodgett was a printer and was employed at the Potsdam Courier, The Massena Observer and the Ogdensburg Journal over a period of many years.
(Note: The date of birth given in this obituary does not correlate with his age, and is obviously not correct. Mr. Blodgett was born March 17, 1901, according to his gravestone. CBM)
(December 30, 1922-January 10, 1982)
NORWOOD--Funeral services for Lydia Boyea, 59, of the Norwood-Potsdam Road, were held yesterday at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood, with Rev. Betsy Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Norwood.
Mrs. Boyea died Sunday afternoon (Jan. 10, 1982) at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 24.
Surviving are her husband, James; two sons, Edward of Russell and John of Potsdam; four daughters, Mrs. Daryl (Patricia) Martin of Norfolk, Mrs. Beverly Ashley of Madrid, Mrs. Eugene (Linda) Ford of Madrid, and Mrs. Bart (Barbara) Zagame of Lake Carmel, N.Y.; three brothers, Flurence LaPage of Massena, Stewart LaPage of Norwood, and Terry LaPage of Hannibal, N.Y. ; and 14 grandchildren.
Mrs. Boyea was born in Brandon, N.Y. on Dec. 30, 1922, daughter of George and Clarissa (Chapman) LaPage. She married James Boyea on Jan. 21, 1945. The couple resided in the Madrid and Norwood areas.
Mrs. Bronson Died At 74 In West Stockholm
(March 14, 1889-July 8, 1963)
Winthrop--Mrs. Mabel F. Bronson, 74, West Stockholm, widow of Harrison Bronson, died at her home Monday, July 8, 1963.
The body was taken from the Hammill Funeral Home to the family home where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the West Stockholm Methodist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.
Surviving are five sons, Harrison B. Jr. and Gilbert Bronson, of Potsdam, Vincent, David and Loren Bronson, W. Stockholm; five daughters, Miss Thelma Bronson and Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) White, Norfolk, Mrs. Paul (Lena) Gallagher, Potsdam, Mrs. Donald (Yvonne) Halvorsen, Norfolk, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Morrow, at home; one sister, Mrs. Flora Burlingame, West Stockholm; 31 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
She was born Mar. 14, 1889, in Lewis County, daughter of Julius and Mary Briggs Feefee. She attended Beaver Falls and Lawrenceville schools and married Harrison S. Bronson, West Stockholm, at Potsdam on Sept. 15, 1911. He was a farmer and cattle dealer and during World War II he worked for the New York Central Railroad in Syracuse. He died July 10, 1946.
Mrs. Bronson was a member of the West Stockholm Methodist Church.
Thelma D. Bronson
(April 1, 1913-April 26, 1986)
POTSDAM--Funeral services for Miss Thelma D. Bronson, 73, of 53 Willow St., Massena, were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam with Rev. M. Russell Clark, of the United Methodist Church of Potsdam, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.
Miss Bronson died Saturday (April 26, 1986) at the Massena Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are a son, Terry Morehouse of Potsdam; two grandsons; four brothers, Harry Bronson of Colton, Vincent and David Bronson, both of Potsdam, Loren Bronson of West Stockholm; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Morrow of West Stockholm, Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) White and Mrs. Paul (Lena) Gallagher, both of Potsdam, Mrs. Donald (Yvonne) Halverson of Norfolk. She was predeceased by a brother, Gilbert.
She was born April 1, 1913 in Stockholm daughter of Harry and Mabel Fefee Bronson. She attended Norwood schools and worked at the Brentwood State Hospital. She was a nurse at the Massena Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Stockholm.
William J. Brouse
(September 23, 1920-January 11,1970)
Norwood--William J. Brouse, 49, of this village, died Sunday morning, (Jan. 11,
1970), in the Heart Institute, Montreal, where he had been a patient for the past four weeks.
He was a son of Alton Brouse of Ogdensburg and a brother of Donald Brouse of Ogdensburg and of Howard Brouse of Massena.
Also surviving are his widow, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Federico Lavandier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Mrs. Jerry (Joanne) DeShane, Utica, and Miss Judith Brouse, at home; two sons, William J. Jr ., and James H. Brouse, both of this village; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, this village; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church, with the Rev. Francis Ruddy, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Brouse was born at Ogdensburg, Sept. 23, 1920, a son of Alton Brouse and the late Ann Blair Brouse. He was graduated from St. Mary's Academy, Ogdensburg, in 1940. During World War II, he served in the Army of the United States. On Jan. 25,1944, he married Mary Hall of Norwood and they have since resided here. Mr. Brouse was a conductor on the New York Central Railroad and later on the Penn Central Railroad.
He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, Ogdensburg.
(June 28, 1897-November 26, 1968)
NORWOOD--Funeral services for Floyd Brownell, 71, retired Norwood paper mill employee, were held Nov. 29, 1968 at the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, with Rev. Harry Myers, pastor of the Norwood United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.
Mr. Brownell died at 8 a.m. Nov. 26 at the Potsdam Hospital where he had been a patient two days. He had been in failing health for several months.
Surviving are three sons, Paul, Norfolk; Reginald, Norwood and Rodney, Hanover Park, Ill.; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two sisters Mrs. John (Ethel) MacArthur, Norwood and Mrs. Hattie Austin, Watertown. A son Floyd M. (Jim) died in 1965.
Mr. Brownell was born in Norwood June 28, 1897 a son of Osborne and Sarah Casselman Brownell. He was educated in Norwood schools and married Loretta Raymond who died in 1927. He was employed as a beater engineer at the Norfolk Paper Co. until his retirement in 1960.
He was a member of the Norwood United Church of Christ and was a past president of the Papermakers Union.