Friday, October 1, 2010

Obituary of William Homer Mix (1876 - 1954)

From my grandmother's newspaper clipping collection is the clipping below for her father, William Homer MIX.

He spent the majority of his life in Broome, Tioga and Tompkins Counties in New York. He was the youngest son of John and Mary Ellen MIX.

On Christmas Day in 1904, at age 28, he married 17-yr-old Cornelia Elizabeth AKINS and they had 10 children.

All identifying information about the newspaper was trimmed off before being pasted onto a sheet of paper.

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

Obituary Text:

William H. Mix
William H. Mix, 78, of 130 S. Tioga St., a carpenter employed by the Finger Lakes State Parks Commission, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 6, 1954. He became ill at work.

He is survived by seven sons, Floyd of Newark Valley, Spencer and Laurance of Ithaca, William E. of Spencerport, Leslie and Donald of Valois and John Mix of Montour Falls; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel DeMark of Freeville RD, Mrs. Mazie Patrick of Ithaca and Mrs. Anna Donnelle of East Liverpool, Ohio; several grandchildren and a brother, Orville Mix of Union Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Strong Memorial Chapel, Dryden, with the Rev. Edward Wallser of Nichols Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the chapel Thursday evening.

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