Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday’s Obituary from Grandma’s Scrapbook-Alice Hammond Warner

In going through my Grandmother’s Scrapbook I found another gem.  An Obituary for my paternal side-the wife, Alice Hammond Warner of my Great Uncle- Eugene Goldsmith Warner.
What I know about Alice Hammond Warner;
  • Alice was born on 16 November 1864 to Austin Roe and Eliza Poyntz Hammond of New Village, New York. 
  • Alice’s father died when she was one year old and she was raised by her step-father Samuel Livingston Hawkins and her mother.
  • Alice was Eugene’s second wife and they married 4 Jun 1891 in Lake Grove, New York.
  • Alice was a teacher in Baiting Hollow prior to her marriage.
  • Alice and Gene (Eugene) had 5 children-Kenneth, Daniel, Eleanor, Austin and Paul.
  • Alice belonged to Eastern Star, Women’s Christian Temperance Union and Daughters of the American Revolution.
(This information from The Descendants of Daniel Jr. & Eleanor Howell Warner of Baiting Hollow LI, NY and the Warner Ancestors in England and America by Justine Warner Wells.)
Warner Alice Hammond obit 1954
“Mrs. Eugene G Warner
Alice Hammond Warner died Saturday, April 24, at her home on Montauk Avenue, East Moriches.  Mrs. Warner was the widow of the late Eugene G. Warner, was born in New Village, LI on November 16, 1864.
Mrs. Warner was a highly respected resident of East Moriches for many many years, being a member of Daughters of the Revolution, Eastern Star and Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  She had taught Sunday School in the Eastport Gospel Church for 30 years and was a member of the Baiting Hollow Church for over 60 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Crouse of East Moriches; 2 sons, Austin H Warner of Baiting Hollow and Paul R. Warner of East Moriches; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at the Eastport Gospel Church on Wednesday, April 28, with the Rev. Maurice Kelley, pastor of the church, officiating.  Internment followed in the Baiting Hollow Cemetery with the Rev M Jerry Neiwirth, pastor of the Baiting Hollow Church, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Herrmann’s Funeral Home in Center Moriches.”

From my great-grandmother’s letters (see Carrie’s Letters posts) I get the sense that my great-grandparents (John B. and Carrie Terry Warner) were fairly close to Eugene and Alice Hammond Warner as they are frequently mentioned in Carrie’s letters.  I know that Alice was present at the birth of my great uncle Hollis Warner and my grandfather Olin F. Warner, Sr. 

Hopefully, one day soon I will be able to get a photo of Alice.

If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,

No comments:

Post a Comment