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 Louisa Mariah <I>Arnold</I> Stafford

Louisa Mariah Arnold Stafford

Birth
Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Death 30 Mar 1940 (aged 90)
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Burial Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 101025349 · View Source
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Obituary: Jamestown NY Evening Journal, April 1, 1940
MRS. LOUISA M. STAFFORD
Widow of Austin H. Stafford, Long Active in Patriotic Work, Dies at East Fifth Street Home.
Mrs. Louisa M. Stafford, 90, widow of Austin H. Stafford and for many years prominently identified with the activities of Civil war veteran organisations, died at the family home, 500 East Fifth street, Saturday at 5:45 p. m. She is survived by a son, James P. Stafford and a granddaughter, Margaret Stafford of Jamestown, and two nieces, Mrs. Belle Chatley of Jamestown and Mrs. Edna Frisbee of Conewango Valley.
Mrs. Stafford was born at Fredonia Oct. 10, 1849 and had been a Jamestown resident for 51 years. Her husband, a former county clerk, was a veteran of the 112th New York Volunteer infantry (Chautauqua regiment in the Civil war), and she was for a long period a leader in the affairs of the Women's Relief corps and the Ladies of the Union Veteran legion, serving one term as national president of the latter organization. She was also a member of the First Methodist church, being active in its affairs in her younger years and of the King's Daughters.
She was always deeply interested in patriotic work of various kinds, attending regimental reunions of Civil war veterans and conventions of veteran organizations and their auxiliaries, and, on the morning when Company F, 74th New York infantry left for the Mexican border in 1915?, she pinned a small silk flag on the uniform of each of the 136 officers and enlisted men, giving each a brief greeting, just before the company marched out of the state armory.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Powers funeral home. Rev. Dr. John E. Roberts of the Brooklyn Heights Methodist church officiated. The bearers were James P. Stafford, John A. Peterson, J. Howard Peterson and Glenn C. Swanson. Interment was in the Ellington cemetery.


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  • Created by: Donna Markey
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101025349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louisa Mariah Arnold Stafford (10 Oct 1849–30 Mar 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101025349, citing Valley View Cemetery, Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donna Markey (contributor 47734716) .