|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1910|
New York, USA
Obituary of Mrs. Avard
Mrs. Lucy Avard died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Clark, in this village, Nov 15, 1910. Mrs. Avard's death will be regarded as notable from it's being the close of so long a life, and from her being a woman of such strong individuality and so marked a figure in the community. She was 96 years old last August, but her erect figure as it appeared on our streets up to the very last might easily have passed for one of twenty years younger. She kept the even tenor of her way undismayed by the infirmities that long since overcame the most of her generation. She was born in the town of Boston, the daughter of Jonathan Bump and Phoebe Cary. It would be very interesting to stop to consider what a span on 96 years covers in the world's material progress in this age, and how different are the conditions today from those that attended her youth. Her mother was a daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier, Deacon Richard Cary, who, only eleven years before the birth of Mrs. Avard, had settled twenty miles south of the little village of Buffalo, in the wilderness where the nearest neighbor to the South was forty miles away, but time forbids our enlarging on these things, or on the vicissitudes of her long and varied life.
She lived a widow over sixty years. Her husband, Everett Avard, an Englishman. Four daughters and one son were born to them. Two of the members survive, Mrs. Lucina Clark of Hamburg, N.Y., and Samuel Avard of Louisiana. She leaves descendants of four generations, most of them living in Louisiana and in Oklahoma. Several years ago one of Mrs. Avard's granddaughters attained the dignity of Grandmother. Her oldest daughter died in Oklahoma a few years ago, when about to come to the East to make her home with her Mother. Mrs Avard's characteristics were those of her
Puritan ancestors. No one was ever more loyal to principle and right, or trod more unflinchingly the narrow way of duty. Few have a more steadfast faith in God, and all who knew her will long keep the memory of her rugged virtues, her sincerity and courage. Her funeral was at the home of her daughter, conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. F. Colburn. Burial in Prospect Lawn, Hamburg.
Samuel Avard (1843 - 1921)*
Prospect Lawn Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Tracye Brewer Smith
Record added: Oct 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43102238