Rufus Elnathan Ives

Rufus Elnathan Ives

Ives Settlement, Chenango County, New York, USA
Death 24 Mar 1911 (aged 22)
Hamilton, Madison County, New York, USA
Burial Ives Settlement, Chenango County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 43288569 · View Source
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The news of the illness of Rufus E. Ives, a junior of Colgate Universality was received here last week. His father Alfred H. Ives left Thursday for Hamilton and at first reports were encouraging. But later, not withstanding the care of the physicians & trained nurses, he sank rapidly and death occurred Friday morning at three o'clock from heart failure.

The father returned Saturday and the sad news of the sudden death was a shock to the community. Although the fever had raged more or less in Hamilton for four weeks, this was the first death from that cause. The bereaved family and friends have the sympathy of many hearts in there affliction.

The body was brought home Saturday noon accompanied by Dr. Huntington of the university faculty, John Larvey and another student. The casket was laden with floral tributes from Colgate friends. The burial took place in the Ives Settlement Cemetery and a private service was held at the Ives home, conducted by A.C.Salls of the Congregational Church. A special memory service will be held in the church Easter Sunday.

Mr. Ives was the son of Alfred H. and Lucy Bromley Ives and was 22yrs of age. He was a graduate of the Guilford Union School, Sidney High School,and had nearly completed three years at Colgate. He was a young man of much promise and the future had a bright out look. He had planned to enter the ministry for his life work. He not only a good student but he possessed many sterling qualities of character which endured him to many friends.

Rev. Mr.Axell of Hamilton, who conducted the service there, referred to him as one on whom he could always depend. Foremost in every good work. One of the members of his college class paid him this tribute: "The whole call loved him".

Besides his parents he s survived by two sisters, Miss Hope and Ida Ives, and a brother, Stuart Ives.

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aged 22yrs
son of A.H.& L.B. Ives
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Elnathan Ives (26 Jan 1889–24 Mar 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43288569, citing Ives Settlement Cemetery, Ives Settlement, Chenango County, New York, USA ; Maintained by JTF (contributor 47185176) .