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Alma A. Gilbert Hannahs
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1884
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1950
Jefferson County
New York, USA

Hannahs - Gilbert.
Ray Hannahs of this city and Miss Alma Gilbert of Adams were married Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church, Adams, Rev. Walter Foss officiating. A reception followed. The employees of the Watertown National Bank, where Mr. Hannahs is employed, attended the ceremony. Mr. Hannahs and Miss Gilbert were schoolmates. The best man at the wedding was Harry Hannahs of this city and Miss Margaret Getman was maid of honor. The bride was dressed in white satin, trimmed with pearls and lace, and wore the wedding veil worn by her mother. She also carried orange blossoms that were carried by her mother at her wedding.

Hannahs - Gilbert.
Adams, Sept. 8. - Miss Alma A. Gilbert of this village and Raymond G. Hannahs of Watertown were married Tuesday evening at the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Walter Foss. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The bride was dressed in white satin trimmed with pearls and lace, and wore the wedding veil worn by her mother. She also carried orange blossoms that were carried by her mother at her wedding. The bridesmaids and matron of honor wore white lingerie dresses over pink and carried pink carnations. Before the wedding march, which was played by Miss Eva Baker of Gouverneur, Miss Georgiana Drake, one of the bridesmaids, rendered the solo, "Oh, Perfect Love." After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The rooms were tastefully decorated with pink and white astors and simlax. After the reception a luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Hannahs will spend their honeymoon in Montreal and Quebec and down the river. They will be at home after Oct. 15 at 153 Flower Avenue West, Watertown.

Wife of President of Watertown National Bank Ill for Two Months.

Mrs. Alma A. Gilbert Hannahs, 65, wife of Raymond G. Hannahs, 207 Flower avenue west, president of the Watertown National bank, died this morning at 6:30 in the House of the Good Samaritan after a serious illness of more than two months. Mrs. Hannahs was known particularly for her activities in the Watertown Visiting Nurse association, having served as a member of its board of directors for 25 years and having been a vice president and a member of some of its most important committees.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home. Rev. David B. Watermulder, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Brookside cemetery. Surviving her, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Owen Beall (Elizabeth G.) Knight, Montgomery, Ala., wife of Major Knight of the U. S. army stationed at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, and two grandchildren, Sally and Mary Knight, Montgomery, Ala. Mrs. Hannahs, whose death was caused by a chronic liver ailment, had been a patient in the hospital since Dec. 26. She underwent a major operation for ulcers of the stomach last May, but seemed to have recovered from it. She became seriously ill again late in November. She was born in Adams Dec. 28, 1884, the only child of the late John H. and Harriet Clements Gilbert, who were long prominent residents of the village. Mr. Gilbert, who operated a men's clothing store in Adams, died more than 30 years ago. Mrs. Gilbert died at the family home on South Park street in Adams, Feb. 23, 1938. Mrs. Hannahs spent the early part of her life in Adams, where she received her preliminary education in the public schools. She was graduated from the Adams High school in 1902 one of her classmates being Raymond G. Hannahs, to whom she was later married. Mr. Hannahs also was born in Adams, where the Hannahs family also lived. After her graduation from high school, Mrs. Hannahs entered Syracuse university and she was graduated from the university in 1906. Mr. Hannahs was graduated from Hobart college in 1906. For two years after her graduation from college, Mrs. Hannahs taught elocution in the Adams High school. She and Mr. Hannahs, son of George W. and Helen Wait Hannahs of Adams, were married Sept. 5, 1911, in the First Presbyterian church of Adams by Rev. Walter Foss. Mr. Hannahs at the time was a bookkeeper for the Watertown National Bank. Of the marriage a daughter, Elizabeth Gilbert, now Mrs. Owen Beall Knight, was born March 4, 1919. Upon their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Hannahs established their residence in this city at 153 Flower avenue west, when the residence was built in 1915. Mr. Hannahs has been president of the Watertown National bank since Jan. 13, 1931. Mrs. Hannahs was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Adams, retaining her membership in the school until the time of her death. She was also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. The Watertown Visiting Nurse association was long one of Mrs. Hannah's chief interests. She was first elected a director in January, 1925, when he succeeded Mrs. Robert J. Buck, who had resigned, and she remained on the board continuously thereafter, being last re-elected for a three-year term a year ago. Mrs. Hannahs was the association's second vice-president of 14 years--from 1931 to 1945. She succeeded Miss Lottie Bushnell in that office. Mrs. Hannahs was active in the organization with a group of women which included Mrs. Percy H. Willmott, who as president: Miss Emma S. Lansing, who was first vice-president; Mrs. Charles Learned, who was treasurer; Mrs. Charles A. Shafer, who succeeded Mrs. Willmott as president; Mrs. H. W. Reed, Mrs. Walter Fox Smith and others. Besides serving as a vice-president and a director, Mrs. Hannahs was active as member of important committees. She was chairman of the building committee, in which capacity she was responsible for the remodeling, repair and maintenance of the Memorial Health building, Park Place, owned by the association. The two-story red-brick building houses the city health offices, the offices of the Watertown district of the state health department and the Visiting Nurse association offices. Mrs. Hannahs also had served as chairman of the nursing committee. Out of respect for Mrs. Hannahs, the association will not hold its usual baby conference Monday and the association offices will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Hannahs was a member of one of the twigs of the House of the Good Samaritan Women's Auxiliary. 
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  John H. Gilbert (1860 - 1918)
  Harriet Elizabeth Clements Gilbert (1860 - 1938)
  Raymond George Hannahs (1884 - 1955)*
  Elizabeth Hannahs Knight (1919 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Brookside Cemetery
Jefferson County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jul 22, 2011
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Alma A. <i>Gilbert</i> Hannahs
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Alma A. <i>Gilbert</i> Hannahs
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Alma A. <i>Gilbert</i> Hannahs
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