Lyme Heritage Center, Chaumont, Jefferson County, NY, 1916 was written in, but her headstone says 1917
AGED CHAUMONT RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Morris Phelps, Aged Ninety
Was Oldest Resident of Village
CHAUMONT, Jan, 26, 1916-This morning at 1:30 o'clock occurred the death of Chaumont's oldest resident, Mrs. Morris G. Phelps, formerly Cornelia Patterson. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Phelps was born in Lee Centre, Oneida County, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Patterson, who came to Chaumont when their daughter was about seven years of age. She attended boarding school in Watertown and taught school in the vicinity of Chaumont up to the time of her marriage.
She was married to Morris Governeur Phelps in 1846 and had always resided in the vicinity. She is survived by her children as follows: Mrs. Helen Morehouse of Ogdensburg; Captain Frank D. Phelps, Leon O. Phelps and Captain Pearl P. Phelps, and Mrs. Mae Huburtus, all of Chaumont; and Mrs. Corrine Jackson of Camden; also the following grandchildren: Mrs. E. J. Bradley of Dansville; Mrs. Maude Horning of Syracuse; Mrs. Gordon Case and Mrs. William Flannery of Dexter; Howard P. Reed and Donald Phelps of Chaumont; Arthur Jackson of Herkimer and Mrs. Harley Prine of Kenwood and four great grandchildren.
In June 1898, Mr. Phelps died and since that time Mrs. Phelps has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mae Huburtus, at the old homestead in West Main Street and in her apartments in the Collins & Moffatt building in the winter months.
The funeral will be held at the home on Sunday at two o'clock, Rev. J. Manley Spencer of the Presbyterian Church, of which she was a very active member in her youth, officiating. and Rev. William Partington of the Methodist Episcopal Church assisting. Interment will be made in Cedar Grove cemetery.
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