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 Walter Augustus Gillett

Walter Augustus Gillett

Birth
Gainesville, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 9 Oct 1936 (aged 84)
Perry, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Burial Perry, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 101996599 · View Source
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Walter A. Gillett, 85, one of Perry's older residents, passed away in his home 32 South Center street Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for several years, and very ill several weeks past. The illness caused him great suffering which he bore with patience and resignation.
Mr. Gillett was born in Gainesville December 18, 1851, the only son of Isaac and Sarah Whitney Gillett. There were two daughters in the family and when the children completed the education available in Gainesville, the family moved to Perry where the children entered the Perry Academy.
[On] April 10, 1879 he was united in marriage to Nellie E. Tomlinson, completing 57 years of married life last spring. Their only child, a daughter, Mrs. Harold [Ruth Marion] DeWolf[e], passed away in January. After their marriage they resided for a few years on the family farm near Gainesville. Later they moved back to Perry where Mr. Gillett entered the employ of the Clark Williams dry goods store.
After the death of Mr. Williams and until the disastrous fire in the business section of Perry, Mr. Gillett conducted a dry goods store of his own. He then went to Rochester and was employed in the Sibley [Sibley, Lindsay & Curr] store, coming back to Perry later to take employment in the Wise department store. For two years, prior to his retirement, he was in the Tomlinson flouring mill.
For many years Mr. Gillett served as janitor of the Universalist church, being a member of that church since a young man. He was also one of the oldest members of Constellation Lodge, F.& A.M., having been a paid-up honorary member for some time.
Besides the widow he is survived by four granddaughters, Mrs. Clark [Virginia] Sowerby, Perry, and the Misses Mary Elizabeth, Helen and Lois Cheney of East Rochester, two nephews, Earl Milks and Royal French of Scio.
The funeral service was held in the home Monday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. L. [Lewis] R. Lowry of the Universalist church officiating and interment was in the family lot in Hope cemetery. Masonic services were conducted at the grave. Bearers were Clark and Chester Sowerby, Earle Milks, Roy French, Harold DeWolfe and Robert Cooley.
Relatives and friends from out of town attending the final rites were Mrs. Theron Jackson of Cleveland, Royal French and Mr. and Mrs. Earle Milks of Scio; Mr. and Mrs. Vertulon Pond and Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Brooks of Pearl Creek; Mrs. Lillie Hutchinson, Lewis Wells and family of Pavilion; Mrs. Darwin Shaw, sons Darwin Jr. and Richard, Mrs. Catherine Spillone of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooley of Batavia.

Perry Herald, Perry NY, Wed. 14 Oct 1936


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  • Created by: Lochsa
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101996599
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Augustus Gillett (18 Dec 1851–9 Oct 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101996599, citing Hope Cemetery, Perry, Wyoming County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Lochsa (contributor 47720432) .