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Subject:Obits: Lester A. & Florence [Kelsey] Flagg
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"The Pulaski Democrat" [Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY], Thursday, 26 May 1966, p. 2:

Lester Flagg,
Woodville, Dies

Lester A. Flagg, 58, of Woodville, died Friday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where he had been admitted on Thursday. He had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Flagg, a former resident of Pulaski, had open heart surgery in 1960 at Boston, Mass., and was in good health following the operation.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home in Belleville. The Rev. Earl E. Hartley, pastor of the Woodville Congregational Church, officiated with burial in Woodside Cemetery at Belleville.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Kelsey Flagg; a son, Richard D., of Woodville; a daughter, Mrs. William [Joyce] Case, Henderson; a brother, Earl V. of Stratford, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. John [Alice] Worden of Florida and Mrs. Anthony [Pearl] Bontomase of Pulaski and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Flagg was born in Pulaski on Dec. 67, 1905, the son of Alonzo and Grace Colvin Flagg. He attended Pulaski schools and was married to Florence Kelsey on Aug. 17, 1926, at Sandy Creek.

A tool maker at the brake shop of New York Air Brake company for 13 years, Mr. Flagg later became an electrical conductor.

He retired two years ago having served as an inspector for the New York Board of Fire Underwriters for 17 years previous to his retirement.

He was a member of the Pulaski Methodist Church, Rising Light Lodge, 637, F. & A. M. of Belleville and the Belleville O. E. S. 136.

Social Security Death Index:

Name: Lester Flagg
Born: 6 Dec 1905
Died: May 1966
Last Residence: Zip 13698, Woodville, NY
SS #079-14-9549 issued New York [Before 1951]

"Watertown Daily Times" [Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY], 15 Oct 1992:


Woodville -- The funeral for Florence K. Flagg, 85, formerly of Woodville, Route 3, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. William Harkins, pastor of the Belleville United Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery, Belleville.

Mrs. Flagg died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in the House of Good Samaritan, Watertown.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 3:30.

Contributions may be made to the Belleville Chapter 136, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Richard E., Woodville; a daughter, Mrs. William (Joyce) Case, Henderson; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Rex and Lewis Kelsey, died before her.

Born March 27, 1907, in the town of Ellisburg, daughter of Floyd and Linda Harris Kelsey, she attended Union Academy of Belleville and married Lester A. Flagg Aug.18, 1926, at Sandy Creek. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Syracuse, where Mr. Flagg was employed be Easy Washing Machine Co. In 1930, they moved to Woodville, where they lived on Route 3.Mr.Flagg died May 20, 1966.

Mrs. Flagg worked for Dr. Paul Reed, Henderson Harbor, for 13 years, and for 11 years she was a toll booth attendant for the Thousand Islands State Park Commission. She retired in 1977.

Mrs. Flagg was a member and past matron of Belleville Chapter 136, Order of the Eastern Star, a charter member of the Willing Workers, Ellisburg, and a member of the Woodville Congregational Church.

Social Security Death Index

Name: Florence K. Flagg
Born: 27 Mar 1907
Died: 14 Oct 1992
Last Residence: Zip 13698, Woodville, NY
SS #133-22-8260 issued New York [Before 1951]