Sunday, October 3, 2010

Obituary of Daisy Mix deMarc (1913 - 1994)

I'm continuing to post newspaper clippings on family members that my grandmother collected. My hope is that someday, some cousin will do a search and find one of these clippings.

Unfortunately, the newspaper information has been trimmed off nearly all of the obituaries and clippings, so until all the newspapers from the Finger Lakes region of New York are scanned and online, I won't be able to identify them for you.

Today's obituary is for my great-Aunt Daisy Mix. She and her sister Mazie were wins born in 1913.

A little tidbit I always thought my grandmother had these 2 older sisters, twins, born in May of 1913.

My grandfather, her husband, also had older siblings, twins, born in October of 1913.

Isn't that weird??? I think it's weird.

An important note is that on Aunt Daisy's birth certificate, her name is listed as "Mable Mix" and in lists of children that her Mom made (her mom was a great person for making lists of things like addresses and family members) - her mom in one list referred to her as "Mable Hattie".

The name "Hattie" would be a reference to Aunt Daisy's maternal grandmother, Hattie KIRBY AKINS.

But for whatever reason, as far as I can tell, she was always known as "Daisy".

So, Daisy was the 4th or 5th child of William Homer MIX and Cornelia Elizabeth AKINS.

I believe her twin Mazie was the older, but only because she seems to be listed first in most lists. I don't have proof of that yet.

Here is her obituary:

***Update on 28-Nov-2010 to add text of obituary:

Obituary Text:

Daisy Mix DeMarc
Snow Camp, N.C. - Daisy Mix deMarc, 81, of Snow Camp, N.C., and formerly of Ithaca, died Monday, June 6, 1994 in UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Born in Ithaca, she was a daughter of the late William and Cornelia Akins Mix, and the widow of Marc deMarc who died in 1971. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses, belonging to the Ithaca Congregation several years.

Mrs. deMarc is survived by two sons, Daniel deMarc of Toledo, Ohio and Adriel deMarc of Englewood, Fla.; brother, Donald Mix of Snow Camp, N.C.; her twin sister, Mazie Patrick of Snow Camp, N.C.; sister, Ann Domily of Millersburg, Pa.; eight grand-children and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 13, 1994 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1201 Danby Rd., Mr. Gene G. Wilcox officiating.

Burial will be in Resurrection Park, Lansing. Friends may call from 5-6:00 p.m. prior to the service.

The E.C. Wagner Funeral Home of Ithaca is in charge of arrangements.

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