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 M. Elizabeth <I>Wright</I> Follette

M. Elizabeth Wright Follette

Death 10 Feb 1945 (aged 75)
Burial New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
Plot A-4
Memorial ID 101995402 · View Source
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On Saturday morning one of the old time residents of New Paltz passed away. She was Mrs. M. Elizabeth Follette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. Wright and widow of Hector T. Follette who died several years ago.
She was born Dec. 5, 1859 in Accord, N.Y. Her people moved here when she was a girl and she has made her home here since. She was educated in the public school and at Clavarack Institute. For the past 22 years she has made her home with her son, Rev. John W. Follette of Huguenot St. She accompanied him to Los Angeles, California where he was an instructor in the Southern California Bible College. She was a great favorite among the students and because of her cheery and friendly nature she made many many friends wherever she lived. They spent a year in Colorado Springs, Colo., making new friends and contacts-then about thirteen years ago they came back to her native country side which she loved. She was a lover of nature, flowers and all things beautiful.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and years ago when able she was an active member in the church organization. She had a special interest in foreign missions and through her effort and work he saw to it that the first foreign missionary branch was organized. She also belonged to the W.C.T.U.
About two years ago or more her health began to fail and she has gradually become more feeble. Having always been such an active person and interested in her home, flowers, and friends, it was difficult for her to find herself getting old. She has been able with help to get around and to sit in her easy chair and not remain in bed. She was only two days breaking down and Saturday morning quietly and peacefully slipped away.
Beside her son, Rev. John W. Follette of New Paltz, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. Leslie VanSant of New York City, and Mrs. Harold F. Gardner of Sumter, S.C.; also four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the V. T. Pine Funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday and interment was in the family plot in New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
New Paltz Independent February 15, 1945

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  • Created by: Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101995402
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for M. Elizabeth Wright Follette (5 Dec 1869–10 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101995402, citing New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection (contributor 47966167) .