Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Fidella Gay Hardenbrook

Obituary for Mrs. Emory W. Hardenbrook

The death of Mrs. Emory W. Hardenbrook, 78, occurred Tuesday afternoon [Aug 1933] following an illness of several months. Mrs. Hardenbrook always lived in Bath, her maiden name being Delia Gay. A daughter of the late Dolsen and Sarah Gay, early local residents, she was born June 8, 1855. On March 4, 1884 she became the wife of Mr. Hardenbrook, whom she survived nearly 20 years.

Mrs. Hardenbrook leaves a son, E. Ray Hardenbrook, a granddaughter, Miss Lenora Hardenbrook and a sister, Mrs. E. H. Barton, all of Bath.

Mrs. Hardenbrook was a member of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, membered in the Sunshine Class of the Church school and was long active in the Bath Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

The Rev. John Adams of Batavia, a former Bath pastor, will conduct the funeral at her late home in Howell Street at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the family plot in Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Hardenbrook merited and commanded the high esteem of the people of this community, her life characterized by industry and usefulness. She was devoted to her home and the member of her home circle. She was devotedly loyal to her church, kind and sympathetic as a friend and neighbor. Of Mrs. Hardenbrook it may be truly said a useful life is closed.[1]

[1] “Mrs. Emory W. Hardenbrook,” obituary, The Evening Leader, Corning, NY, 9 Aug. 1933, p.10, col. 5. [ – 21 May 2012]

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