Hi - I found both his and his wife's obit. E-mail me your address and I will send you the copies if you want. His obit contains a picture of him. Both obits are from the Syracuse (New York) Herald-Journal.
Friday, May 28, 1965 - Mrs. Slye dies at 67; was elder of church
Mrs. Anna Payne Slye, 67, of 15 Elizabeth St., Baldwinsville, died today in Community-General Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Slye was born in Spragueville and was a graduate of Gouverneur High School and St. Lawrence University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and taught school in Old Forge. Later, she was vice-principal of Carthage High School. Mrs. Slye lived in Baldwinsville 20 years and was a member and the first woman elder of Baldwinsville First Presbyterian Church. She was past president of Baldwinsville Travelers Club, a member of the Carthage Order of Eastern Star and the Daughters of 1812. Surviving are her husband, B. Franklin Slye,; daughters, Mrs. John Bessey and Mrs. Harry Carson, both of Baldwinsville; a son, Gordon G. Slye of Baldwinsville; a brother, Albert A. Payne of New York City, and eight grandchldren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Baldwinsville First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. John P. Crowy, pastor, officating. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Baldwinsville First Presbyterian Church memorial fund.
Thursday, April 2, 1970, page 46: B. F. Slye dies; historian trustee
B. Franklin Slye, 71, of 15 Elizabeth St., Baldwinsville, a retired employe of General Electric Co., died yesterday. Mr. Slye had been statistician in the Heavy Military Electronics Department at GE in Syracuse for many years. A native of Dover, Ky., Mr. Slye lived in Baldwinsville since 1945. He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University. Historian for the Town of Lysander, Mr. Slye served as a trustee of the Onondaga Library Association and Syracuse University Library. He was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, Baldwinsville, and the Baldwinsville Library, also serving on the Baldwinsville Village Planning Board. Master of St. Lawrence Masonic Lodge, Canton, he was high priest of Riverside Chapter 260, RAM, Baldwinsville; master of Central City Council 13, Royal and Select Masters; Syracuse Commander, Central City Commandery 25; a member of Knights Templar of Syracuse, and prior of Crusade Priory 57, Knights of the York Cross of Honor. In 1967 Mr. Slye was elected most illustrious grand master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of the State of New York. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry E. Carson of Indiana and Mrs. John A. Bessey of New Jersey; a son, Gordon G. Slye of Baldwinsville; a sister, Mrs. Jerald G. Murphy of Kentucky, and eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the First United Methodist Church, Baldwinsville. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Note - he is on the Social Security Death Index - www.ancestry.com - birth date is 25 Sept 1898, Social Security Number 138-09-4160
In the Syracuse telephone book, I did find a relative still living at the house in Baldwinsville - e-mail me and I'll give you the phone #.
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