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 Chester Melancton Doolittle

Chester Melancton Doolittle

Birth
Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 24 May 1951 (aged 67)
Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Barryville, Sullivan County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 10197849 · View Source
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Funeral Services Are Held Friday For C.M. Doolittle
Funeral services were held Friday evening in the Van Emburgh Mortuary Chapel, Ridgewood, for Chester M. Doolittle, 67, well-known real estate man, who took his life with a revolver while alone in his apartment at 263 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, Thursday afternoon. Mr. Doolittle had had a severe illness from a heart ailment, causing a mental and physical breakdown, in 1943. Although he had recovered sufficiently to resume his business activities for a time at his office, 166 Franklin Avenue, his condition recently took a turn for the worse, and his suffering became so intense that in desperation he decided to end it all. That is his son Robert's explanation of the tragedy, when interviewed by this newspaper.
The Rev. Dr. M. Verne Oggel, of the Glen Rock Community Church officiated at the funeral. Burial took place yesterday at Barryville, N.Y. in the family plot.
Born in Wisconsin, Mr. Doolittle moved to New York City as a young man, and took up the real estate and insurance business. About 25 years ago he came to Glen Rock where he made his home until 1943 when he moved to Ridgewood. In Glen Rock he was active in civic affairs, and served as borough councilman from 1935 through 1937. At one time he had belonged to a Masonic lodge in New York State, but had not kept up his Masonic affiliations.
Surviving are his wife, Clara E. Doolittle, and two sons, Robert M., who lived with his parents, and George L. of Larchmont, N.Y.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Chester Birish
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10197849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chester Melancton Doolittle (11 Jan 1884–24 May 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10197849, citing Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, Sullivan County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .