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Obits: George W. & Velva [Bulson] Colvin, NY
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: July 27, 2009 at 04:51:47
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"Courier & Freeman" [Potsdam, St Lawrence Co., NY], Tuesday, 1 Mar 1988, p. 8:

George Colvin

BEND, Oregon -- A Mass of Christian burial for George Colvin, 81, formerly of South Colton, was held recently at St. Francis Catholic Church in Oregon. Burial will be in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Parish, N.Y., in the spring.

Mr. Colvin died Jan. 27, 1988 in a nursing home in Bend.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; five sons, Earl of Syracuse, George Jr. of Bend, Raymond and Albert of Washington, and Glenn of Valley, Wash.; a daughter, Velva Gregory of Durhamville, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was born in upstate New York on Sept. 26, 1906, son of William and Marsha [sic] Colvin.

He was a logger for over 33 years at Kildare, which he owned and where he resided. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His first wife, Velva, died in 1954. He married Marjorie Petterson on Feb. 19, 1955 in Albany.

Oregon Death Index, 1903-98 [ transcription]:

Name: Colvin Sr, George William
County: Deschutes
Death Date: 27 Jan 1988
Certificate: 88-02087
Age: 81
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1906
Spouse: Marjor

Social Security Death Index:

Name: George W. Colvin
Born: 26 Sep 1906
Died: 27 Jan 1988
Last Residence: Zip 97702, Bend, Deschutes Co., OR
SS #111-01-4507 issued New York [Before 1951]

Social Security Death Index:

Name: Marjorie A. Colvin
Born: 1 Mar 1921
Died: 15 Mar 1993
Last Residence: Zip 97701, Bend, Deschutes Co., OR
SS #083-26-5589 issued New York [1951]

"The Pulaski Democrat" [Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY], Thursday, 30 Sep 1954, p. 11, Parish locals:

Mrs. Geo. Colvin
Rites Are Held

Mrs. Velma [sic, Velva] Bulson Colvin, 39, wife of George Colvin and a former Parish resident, died Saturday at her home at South Colton after a long illness.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Miss Kathy Colvin and Miss Velma [sic] Colvin; five sons, Earl, George, Raymond, Albert and Glen, all of South Colton; her mother, Mrs. Lula Bulson of Syracuse; her father, Earl Bulson of Parish; a sister, Mrs. Raymond Merritt of Rochester; three brothers, Walter of Elmira, Robert of Syracuse and Rolin of Rochester.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Mills and Petrie Memorial Chapel and burial in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery.

Publication information unknown [from online transcription]:


Potsdam, Sept. 28. -- Mrs. Velva Colvin, 39, wife of George Colvin, died at 2 a.m. Saturday morning at her home, Kildare Park, twelve miles south of South Colton. She had been ill in bed since June.

The body was removed to a funeral home in Parish where services were held Sunday afternoon at the chapel in the Parish cemetery with burial there. Rev. Frederick Cook, pastor of the Colton Methodist church, officiated.

Mrs. Colvin, the former Velva Bolsum [sic], is survived by her husband, parents, and six children. Earl with the U.S. Army; George a student of the Forestry school at Wanakena; Raymond and Velva, students of the Colton-Pierrepont Central school and Albert and Glenn at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Colvin purchased Kildare Park from the M. P. Hawley estate and moved there to make their home in 1950. Mr. Colvin is a lumberman who operates in the Alder Creek and Lyons Falls section.

Mrs. Colvin was a member of the Colton Methodist church and Adirondack chapter, O.E.S., of Colton.

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