Selected Families and Individuals


Florence CHAFFEE

Obituary (from newspaper of 23 Feb. 1952):  Mrs. Florence Chaffee Garnsey, 63, wife of Royal M. Garnsey, Watertown-Glen Park Road, formerly of 915 Academy St., died at 3:45 this morning at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Cape Vincent, where she
had been a patient ten days.

    Mrs. Garnsey, afflicted with diabetes, a heart condition, and hardening of the arteries, had been an invalid for years, during which time she had been under treatment in various nursing homes from time to time.

    Surviving her, besides her husband, are a son, Martyn O. Garnsey, 447 Flower Ave. East, and two grandchildren, Richard and Sue Garnsey.

    Mr. Garnsey, one-time city building superintendent and a former Watertown business man, operates Garnsey's Auction House on the Watertown-Glen Park Road, where he and his wife lived in a trailer.  They moved there after selling their
Academy St. home last May.

    Mrs. Garnsey was born July 31, 1888, at Canton, the only child of the late Charles E. and Hila Hills Chaffee.  She came to this city as a small child with her parents.  The family lived at 512 Mundy St.

    She was married to Royal M. Garnsey of this city, formerly of Clayton, on June 7, 1908, in this city.  They lived at 606 Mundy St., later moving to 915 Academy St.

    Prior to her marriage Mrs. Garnsey was employed in the office of Capt. W.A. Collings, Inc., truss concern, then located in the Flower Building.

    Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 at the Cleveland Funeral Home.  Rev. Dr. George Harlan McClung, pastor of the Asbury Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in North Watertown Cemetery.


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