Floyd M. Brownell
(June 25, 1922-June 25, 1965)
NORWOOD--Floyd Merle (Jim) Brownell, 43, a lineman for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, died Friday morning, June 25, 1965, of a sudden heart attack at the home of Albert Barrigar, North Stockholm where he boarded.
He died on his 43rd birthday. He worked as usual on Thursday.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the Buck Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Myers, pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiating and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Terry, in New Hampshire; three step-children, Richard Laramay, Norfolk; Jerry Laramay, Norwood, and Mrs. James (Ruth) Sabad, Norfolk; his father, Floyd Brownell, Norwood, and three brothers, Paul, Norfolk; Reginald, Norwood and Rodney in Illinois.
Mr. Brownell was born in Norwood June 25, 1922, a son of Floyd and the late Loretta Brayman Brownell. He attended Norwood schools. He served in World War 2 in the army and was on duty in Germany in 1945. He had been employed by Niagara Mohawk company for years.
He married Mrs. Alice Buck Laramay, after her first husband Kenneth Laramay died in 1935. She died at the age of 43 on March 14, 1951.
Mr. Brownell was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Norwood American Legion post.
((November 14, 1889-October 22, 1978)
NORWOOD--Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Bush, 92, of the Potsdam Nursing Home were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, with the Rev. Eric Harblin officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.
Mrs. Bush died Sunday, Oct. 22, 1978, at the Potsdam Nursing Home where she had been a patient since Aug. 20, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Elizabeth) Jenner of Norwood, Mrs. Margaret Colbert of Norwood, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bush was born in St. Regis Falls, Nov. 14, 1889, the daughter of Henry and Julia Partlow Gebo. She was married to Clayton Bush, Nov. 14, 1911. Mr. Bush died Dec. 8, 1971.
Mrs. Bush was employed as a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company for many years.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Bush’s memory to the Norfolk or Potsdam Rescue Squad.
Clayton C. Bush
(January 1887-December 8, 1971)
Clayton C. Bush, 84, of 29 Spring St., Norwood, died Dec. 8, 1971 at the Potsdam Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks.
Funeral services were held Friday morning from the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, with Rev. Harry Taylor, pastor of the Norwood United Church of Christ, and Rev. David Plank, Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood, in the spring. Honorary bearers were E. E. Wright, Don Stevenson, Charles McKenty, William Curtis, Reuben Yale, Arch C. Royce, Hubert McLaughlin and Eugene Lewis.
Mr. Bush is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche G. Bush; three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Elizabeth) Jenner, Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Colbert, both of Norwood, and Miss Helen Bush, at home; five grandchildren, Mrs. William (Carolyn) Swafford, Brunswick, Me.; Mrs. Lloyd (Carol) Stanford, Norwood; Philip C. Jenner, Norfolk; Mrs. Kenneth (Meg) Blair, Louisville, and Miss Debbie Colbert, Norwood; and three great-grandchildren. Elizabeth Anne and Neil Swafford of Brunswick, Me., and Philip G. Jenner, Norfolk.
Mr. Bush was born at Louisville Jan. (?), 1887 a son of Nathaniel and Sarah McLeod Bush. He married Blanche Gebo of Norwood on Nov. 14, 1911 and the couple had spent their entire married life in this village. He was manager of the local A & P store for 37 years, retiring in 1955.
He was a charter member and past president of the Norwood Kiwanis Club, a member of the Men’s Fellowship of the United Church of Christ, and of church boards, a past president of the Riverside Cemetery Association and was a member of What Cheer Lodge, F & AM.
A Masonic service was conducted at the Funeral Home Thursday evening.
Francis R. Gates
(August 13, 1925-April 7, 2003)
CANTON-A funeral Mass for Francis R. Gates, 77, of 51 Spears St., will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Theresa's Church, Nicholville, with the Rev. Dennis McDonald officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Black River Cemetery.
Mr. Gates died Monday in Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at O'Leary Funeral Home.
He worked for the state Conservation Department at Boonville from 1949 to 1953. He also worked for Raquette River Construction Corp., Potsdam, working on Racquette River dams, South Colton, the Prospect dam project, Barneveld, and the Colton pipeline, Browns Bridge; Credle Equipment Corp., Potsdam; Lane Construction Co., Warrensburg; the St. Lawrence County Highway Department; Putman-Hawley Building Materials Co., Potsdam; Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Watertown; Atlantic Testing Labs Ltd., Canton; Tisdel Engineering Associates, Canton, and the Standard Engineering Corp., Albany.
During his career, he served at various times as office manager, junior engineer, surveyor, plant superintendent, road maintenance foreman and fuel tank tester. He oversaw the removal and replacement of several St. Lawrence County bridges.
He was a member of Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1231 and the Black River American Legion, and enjoyed drawing and building. He started a web site for the 488th Engineering Company World War II veterans. Following his retirement, he helped survey and organize St. Mary's Cemetery in Waddington and designed the ash garden at Fairview Cemetery in Canton.
Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Watertown, son of Dennis E. and Rena Fall Gates, he was valedictorian of his class of 1943 at Black River High School. He studied engineering at Clemson (S.C.) College and served three years in the Army in Europe. He received two Bronze and Silver stars, Army of Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He graduated from the New York state forestry school at Wanakena.
He married Mary Lounsbury on April 23, 1949, at St. Paul's Church, Black River, with the Rev. James A. Fix officiating.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and Diane, Oswego, Timothy and Debbie, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Martin, Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Kathleen and Michael Klemens, Springfield, Ill., Cynthia and Gil Todd, Hanover, Va., Maureen Grant, Baldwinsville, and Sheila and Lon Cooley, Oswego; a brother, George, Canaan, Vt.; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Helen) Skeldon, Black River, and Mrs. John (Alice) Spano, Bergenfield, N.J., and 15 grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(From the Wednesday, April 9, 2003 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page D7).
(August 1881-March 7, 1968)
Norwood--Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Mae Lytle Bowhall, 86, widow of William E. Bowhall, and a lifelong resident of Norwood were held Mar. 9, 1968 at the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, with Rev. Frank I. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Norwood officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood, in the Spring.
Mrs. Bowhall had been in failing health for several years and had been a patient at the Potsdam Hospital for some time before entering the Highland Nursing Home, Massena, two months ago and where she died Mar. 7, 1968.
The only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bowhall was born at 1 Morgan St., Norwood in August, 1881, a daughter of Hiram and Betsy Lytle. She was married to William E. Bowhall August 21, 1901 with the Rev. S. S. Cobb, pastor of the Norwood Methodist Church, performing the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents. The couple lived their entire married life at that address with the exception of a short time when they lived in Massena which was the terminus for Mr. Bowhall’s New York Central Railroad run. Mr. Bowhall died April 10, 1967.
Mrs. Bowhall was a member of the Norwood Methodist Church, a former member of the Philathea Class and a charter member of the Women’s Society of the church. She was a member of the Lyra Chapter O.E.S. and of the Massena Amaranth.
Jennie M. Bowhall
(May 31, 1882-July 12, 1983)
NORWOOD--Funeral services for Jennie M. Bowhall, 101, 38 Main St., Norwood, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, with the Rev. Gary Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.
Mrs. Bowhall died Tuesday, July 12, 1983, at the Potsdam Nursing Home.
Surviving are two sons, Roscoe and Clark, both of Norwood; one daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Beverly) Grady of Norwood; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Dickinson of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank.
Mrs. Bowhall was born May 31, 1882, daughter of George A. and Carrie Sterns Clark. She married Frank Bowhall in 1908. Mr. Bowhall died in 1936.
Mrs. Bowhall lived her lifetime in Norwood. She was a school nurse and truant officer for many years. She was also a clerk at several local stores.
Mrs. Bowhall was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star Lyra Chapter and the Methodist Church, Norwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Church or the Norfolk Rescue Squad.
William E. Bowhall
(April 22, 1879-April 12, 1967)
William Elmore Bowhall, 87, died at his home, 1 Morgan Street, Norwood at 10:30 Monday night, Apr. 12, 1967. While in failing health for several years Mr. Bowhall had been about as usual.
Surviving are his wife, Carrie Lytle Bowhall, several nieces and nephews including Roscoe Bowhall, Clark Bowhall, Mrs. Beverly Grady and Miss Bessie Bowhall all of Norwood.
Mr. Bowhall was born in Louisville April 22, 1879, a son of Elmore and Emma Washburn Bowhall. He moved to Norwood while a child and attended Norwood schools. He had lived in Norwood for over 80 years.
He was married to Carrie Lytle Aug. 21, 1901 with Rev. S. S. Cobb, pastor of the Norwood Methodist Church, performing the ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother. The couple has lived at their present address most of their married life. Mr. Bowhall was employed as a baggage master by the New York Central for more than 44 years before retiring in 1944.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Norwood, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and has been affiliated with What Cheer Lodge, F & A M more than 58 years.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Buck Funeral Home, Norwood, with Rev. Frank I. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.