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Emma Burrell Palmer Blair Bice
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1846
Death: Apr. 2, 1938

The Otsego Farmer

Friday, February 8, 1938

Mrs. Emma Bice

A Victim of the infirmities of age, Mrs. Emma Bice, aged ninety-two died in her sleep at 7 o'clock Thursday of last week at the home of her niece, Mrs. Albert Huston of No. 57 Spruce street, Oneonta, a niece by marriage.
Mrs. Bice was born at Westville March 12, 1846, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Burrell, two of the early settlers at that place. During her early life she taught school in Dutchess county, at Cherry Valley, Elk Creek, Schenevus, and other places.
One of her greatest hopes was that she might live to be ninety-two years old, and she often mentioned this desire during the latter part of her life; a desire which she attained a short time before her death. She was a woman of fine Christian character, and was exceptionally fond of reading. In her reading, she used to choose a book that not only fitted her own mood, but that seemed appropriate for the day on which she was to read it. When the Civil War broke out, she was a student at a seminary at Claverack-on-the Hudson, and she enjoyed reminiscing about her experience at that time.
She was thrice married, her first husband being Sidney Palmer of Dutchess county. Her second husband was Cassius Blair of middlefield, and the third was Melbourne Bice of Milford.
Previous to her marriage to Mr. Bice she was a resident of Cooperstown for a few years and after her marriage she resided in Milford, and she had many friends in both places. When no longer able to maintain her home in milford she was cared for by Mrs. Hutson.
Her nearest surving relative are Homer L. Hunter, a nephew; Mrs. Wilburt E. Parker and Mrs. Albert Coleman, nieces, all of Cooperstown, Mrs. William Eckler of Milford is a step-daughter.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist churc in Westville of which the deceased was a member. The Rev. William J. Brown of Milford officiated and burial was in the family plot in the Westville Cemetery.
Family links: 
  James Morris Burrell (1819 - 1914)
  Minerva Wickham Andrews (1829 - 1921)
  Cassius Blair (1845 - 1912)
  Sidney Palmer (1842 - 1899)*
  Melbourne Bice (1847 - 1927)*
  Lillian Palmer (1865 - 1869)*
  Lucia Palmer (1867 - 1869)*
  Hattie Palmer (1872 - 1876)*
  Emma Burrell Palmer Blair Bice (1846 - 1938)
  Addline Ayres (1849 - 1921)*
  Katherine May Burrell Hunter (1853 - 1926)*
  Charles C Burrell (1858 - 1932)**
  Nettie V Burrell Mitchell (1861 - 1946)**
  Wesley Harvey Burrell (1862 - 1945)**
  Frank A Noyes (1865 - 1935)**
*Calculated relationship
Westville Cemetery
Otsego County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jul 26, 2009
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Emma <i>Burrell Palmer Blair</i> Bice
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