Almon Lamkin, 67, who resided three miles south of Newfield village, died Monday morning, Jan. 8, 1940, at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly after a short illness of pneumonia. Surviving is a nephew, Glenn Bellis of Rochester. Mr. Lamkin was a member of Newfield Grange and King Hiram Lodge F & A. Masons.
Funeral services will be held at the Allen Funeral Chapel in Newfield at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Earl Noyes, pastor of the Newfield Methodist Church, and the Rev. O.D. Stewart of Ithaca will officiate. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery, Ithaca.
According to the journal of Minnie (Tompkins) Cutter, Almon Lamkin came down with a cold on January 1, after a New Year’s Day dinner at the Cutter homestead. On January 3, they took Almon to the doctor. On January 5, he was feeling much worse so doctor was called. On January 7, Almon fell on the way to the bathroom; he was diagnosed with pneumonia and taken to Waverly Hospital. He died around 9:00 p.m. on January 8, 1940.
An additional story coming soon on the Lamkin family.