Harriet A. Farnsworth
At the home of her son, T.A. Farnsworth, in Camden, NY, about 1 o'clock Thursday morning, occurred the death of Harriet A., widow of Almon Farnsworth of Hermon, aged 79. She was born in Richville and was a daughter of Oliver and Stella Hedden. Her girlhood was spent in the region of her birth. She was married to Almon Farnsworth, March 7, 1842, and soon after moved to Hermon, St. Lawrence county, where they spent their married lives, her husband dying in January, 1872. She continued to live at Hermon until nine years ago, when on account of failing health, she went to Camden, where she has since resided with her son. There she has attended the Free Methodist church. She leaves a daughter and three sons. Mrs. Mellen of Canton, T.A. Farnsworth of Camden, A.V. Farnsworth of Hermon and O.H. Farnswroth of Canton, also a brother and sister, O.P. Hedden of Lowville and Mrs. S.A. Hastings of Denmark. The funeral was held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the house, 30 Fourth street, Rev. E.N. Manley officiating. Interment at Lowville.
REPRINTED from the "Commerical Advertiser", Canton, NY, April 9, 1902.
New was received of the death of Harriet Farnsworth at Camden. She was a resident of this place [Hermon] for many years and had many warm friends here who will miss her. Her son Amos went to Camden to attend the funeral.
REPRINTED from a newspaper in Hermon, NY, April 1, 1902.
At the home of her son T.A. Farnsworth, in this village, about one o'clock this morning, departed this life Harriet A., relict of the late Almon Farnsworth of Hermon, NY, aged 79 years.
Harriet A. Hedden was born in Richville, NY, May 22, 1823, and was a daughter of Oliver and Stella Hedden. Her girlhood was spent in the vicinity of her birth. She was married to Almon Farnsworth on the 7th of March, 1842, and soon after moved to Hermon, St. Lawrence county, where they spent their married life, her husband dying in January, 1872. She lived at that place until nine years ago, when on account of failing health she came to Camden and had since resided with her son in this village.
Mrs. Farnsworth's church connection was with the Baptist church at Hermon, but since coming to Camden, when able to be out she has attended the Free Methodist church.
During her closing years her mind has been clouded, but in her time she was a bright, strong and interesting woman. She was always kind and self-sacrificing in love and devotion for her family; and as a helper and nurse in time of sickness and trouble many of her friends and neighbors could bless her good offices and sympathy. She has been kindly cared for during her last days by her son and family in this village, who anticipated her every need and comfort.
She leaves to revere her memory, three sons and a daughter, Mrs. S. A. Melen of Canton; the sons are T.N. Farnsworth [T.A. Farnsworth], Camden, and O.H. Farnsworth, Canton; also a brother and sister, Mrs. S.A. Hastings, Denmark, and O.P. Hedden, Lowville.
The funeral will be held from the home No. 30 Fourth street, Saturday at 10 a.m. Rev. E.N. Manley, a friend of her childhood will officiate. The remains will be taken to Lowville for interment beside her husband, in the family plot.
REPRINTED from the "Advance Journal", Camden, NY, Thursday, April 3, 1902.
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