Clellia Eugenia <I>Tifft</I> Bainbridge

Clellia Eugenia Tifft Bainbridge

Birth
Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 1958 (aged 92)
Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot G 288
Memorial ID 116761932 · View Source
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Obituary taken from the Sandy Creek Newspaper, October 16, 1958:

Mrs. Clellia Tifft Bainbridge who would of been 93 years old on December 12, died early Tuesday afternoon, October 14, 1958 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wright in Lacona. She was a lifelong resident of Lacona. Mrs. Bainbridge was the daughter of early residents of the village of Lacona, the late Lafayette Tifft and Mrs. Jane Ann Thomas Tifft. She was born and lived for over 90 years, in the old home which was recently acquired by A. J. Thacker and which is now in the process of being demolished. This house was built by William Hudson, who sold it to Lafayette Tifft and in this home she was born December 12, 1865. There were two brothers, Steven, who died when two years of age, and George who lived to be 25 years old. Until about two years ago when she fell and broke her hip she had continued to live in the old house although the latter part of her life she closed her home during the winter months and lived in the home of others. She was married to George Bainbridge, whose death occurred many years ago. Mrs. Bainbridge was a former member of the Maccabees at the time that order was active in Lacona. She was also a member of Lake Ontario Chapter Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed attending its meetings as long as she was able. Until she fell about two years ago Mrs. Bainbridge had been able to be unusually active for one of her age and she had always retained a youthful outlook and interest in life. She enjoyed good eyesight and hearing and mental faculties until the end of her long life. She was ill only for a few hours before death occurred, having been out of bed and in her chair as usual for the day. Her funeral will be held at 2 o' clock Thursday afternoon at Weston and Woodard Funeral Home, the Rev. Kendall Scouten, pastor of Sandy Creek Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bainbridge's only relatives are cousins, Miss Belle Thomas of Orwell is her first cousin; Mrs. H. Floyd Blount of Lacona; Mrs. Charles Watts of Oswego and Mrs. R. V. Hunter of Syracuse are second cousins.


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  • Created by: Jennifer Stansfield
  • Added: 8 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116761932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clellia Eugenia Tifft Bainbridge (12 Dec 1865–14 Oct 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116761932, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer Stansfield (contributor 48152011) .