Anna Jones Bartlett

Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 13 Sep 1963 (aged 90)
Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot J 5
Memorial ID 138641939 · View Source
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*** Anna Bartlett - July 1, 1873 - September 13, 1963. Plot: J

Newspaper Obituary - September 19, 1963 Sandy Creek News - Mrs. Bartlett Long Active in Community Life - In the death of Anna Jones Bartlett on Sept. 13, 1963 at the Evergreens Nursing Home, Pulaski, this community lost an able historian with a remarkable memory which retained its powers until the last few weeks of her 80 years of life. Her interest in the affairs of her home town, and the organizations of which she was a member never diminished with her advancing years. The funeral was held Sunday at the Weston and Woodard Funeral Home with Rev. Robert W. Bird, pastor of Sandy Creek Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bearers were Carl Burritt, Howard Blunt, William Potter, Wendell Sprague, Arthur Wart and Raymond Widrig. Mrs. Bartlett was born July 1, 1873 in Sandy Creek, the daughter of Leurendus J. and Julia Otis Jones. She was a descendant of Jamis Otis, orator and patriot of Revolutionary War times, and of John Webster, Colonial governor of Connecticut in 1656. Her grandparents, Harley J. and Lydia McNitt Otis were pioneer settlers of the town of Ellisburg. Her great grandfather, Capt. John Otis came to Ellisburg in 1806 and participated in the War of 1912. - SCCS 1890 Graduate - She attended the local school and was graduated in 1890 from Sandy Creek High School. She became a charter member of the school alumni association and attended the annual banquets as long as her health permitted, serving for many years as historian. She was a devoted and loyal alumna, contributing much to the historical collection of the school. Following her graduation she taught for three years in Sandy Creek schools. On Sept. 18, 1895 she was married to Harvey S. Bartlett, son of Perry and Elvira Gurley Bartlett of Lacona. Mr. Bartlett had charge of the milling business of Osborn and Dorland here for over 20 years. His death occurred July 7, 1922. - Clerk at Lacona Post Office - Mrs. Bartlett entered the employ of the Lacona postoffice as a clerk in Sept. 1917, her salary being $5 a week. The office at that time was third class. She served under three postmasters, W. W. Wilcox, T. W. Hamer, and Glen Edick, and retired in 1938. She was a charter member of Lake Ontario Chapter OES, and a Past District Grand Matron, being instrumental in organizing the OES Chapter at Belleville. She was a charter member of Rhadamant Chapter DAR. Her membership in the Ladies Wednesday Club dated to 1895, the first year after its organization in 1894. She was a member of the Congregational Church and its Filecclesia Class until it disbanded and since that time attended the Methodist Church and was a member of its Woman's Society of Christian Service. - At 90 Sandy Creek Fairs - She held the exceptional record of attending 90 Sandy Creek Fairs, never missing one until this past summer. Surviving are one son, Bruce Bartlett of Binghamton; two grandchildren, Mrs. W. Arthur (Peggy) Ulrich of Morris Plains, N.J., and the Rev. John Bartlett of Bakersfield, Calif.; and by three great grandchildren: Kimberly, Curtis and Peter Ulrich of Morris Plains. A daughter, Bessie, died at the age of two years.

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  • Maintained by: Charlene Cole
  • Originally Created by: Half-Shire Historical Society
  • Added: 12 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138641939
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Jones Bartlett (1 Jul 1873–13 Sep 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138641939, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Cole (contributor 49062115) .