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Mrs. Thelma Thompson

Mrs. Thelma C. Thompson, 65, of Dalton died Saturday afternoon Dec 13, 1975 in Wyoming Community Hospital, Warsaw, following a long illness.

She was a school teacher in the Craig Development Center, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of the CSEA and a life-long resident of the Nunda-Dalton area.

Survivors include her husband, Theron M.; two sons, Theron D. of Swain and David H. of Dalton; one brother, Adrian Fox of Nunda;  one sister, Rena Fox of Bolivar; four grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours.  A service will be at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Union Cemeter, Dalton.

(The Nunda News, Thursday, December 18, 1975)

Mrs. Victor Swain

DALTON, Nov. 5 – Mrs. Irene H. Swain, 79, of 25 West Avenue, Dansvill, died Oct. 21, 1973 in Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville.

Mrs. Swain was born in the Town of Grove and had resided there a number of years ago.  Surviving are her husband Victor; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Minster of Dansville; a son Olin of Honeoye and a brother, Wayne Thompson of Canaseraga.

Funeral rites were held Oct. 24 in Dansville and burial was in Canaseraga Cemetery.

(The Nunda News, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1973)

Clark Thompson one of the best known citizens of Grove passed away at the home of his son Sherman Thompson last Friday morning aged 79 years.

(The Nunda News,                           )

Husband and Wife Die Within 12 Hours of Each Other

The Dalton and Swain communities and all who knew the family were shocked and saddened Sunday when it was announced that Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Fox had died within 12 hours of each other.  Mr. and Mrs. Fox were moving from Swain to the home of their son, Vance Fox, ear Dalton, so that Mrs. Vance Fox, a nurse, could care for her father-in-law, who was in poor health.  Mr. Fox had been at his son’s home about an hour when he was taken seriously ill.  Mrs. Fox, who was still at Swain, was sent for and had been in her son’s home about 15 minutes when she died Saturday evening, March 6, 1948.  Mr. Fox died about 7:30 Sunday morning.

Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Fox were held at Duryea’s Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L.S. Zaraphonithes, pastor of the Nunda Baptist church, officiating.  Burial was made in Union cemetery, Dalton.

Surviving Mr. and Mrs. Fox are two sons, Vance Fox of Hunt and Adrian Fox of Swain; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Thompson of Nunda and Miss Rena Fox of Swain; also four grandchildren.  Mrs. Fox also left one brother Ivo Smith, of Canaseraga.

(The Nunda News, Friday, March 12, 1948)

Swain Officer Killed in Plane Crash in Texas

2d Lieut. Wister A. Fox, bombardier, located at Dalhart Army Air Base, Dalhart, Texas, was killed in a plane crash near Dalhart Tuesday night, Sept. 21, 1943.  The details of the accident have no been learned.

The body of Lieut. Fox was sent to Swain and the funeral was held at the home of the wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Blakley, Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Lieut. Fox was born in Nunda May 4, 1915, and he attended school in Dalton and Nunda.  On Feb. 16, 1941, he married to Esther H. Blakley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Blakley of Swain and until his enlistment in the Army on May 4, 1942, he was employed by the Erie Railroad as a brakeman and was well-known on the Buffalo and Salamanca Divisions.

Lieut. Fox was the first commissioned officer from the Town of Grove.

Surviving, besides his wife, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Fox of Swain, two brothers, Adrian, serving with the U.S. Army in Africa, and Vance Fox, of Dalton and a sister, Mrs. William Thompson of Dalton.

(The Nunda News, Oct. 1, 1943)

Final Rites for Stoddard Fox

DALTON, April 1 – Stoddard Fox, 61, resident of the town of Grove all his life, died at Dansville hospital following an operation Monday, March 30, 1942.

A prayer service will be held at Duryea’s Funeral Home in Nunda this Thursday at 2 p.m. and the funeral will be held in the Dalton Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., Rev Frank Karr of Swain officiating.  Burial will be made in Union cemetery.

Mr. Fox left one brother, Elijah Fox of Swain; a nephew, Clare Harrington of West Henrietta and a niece, Mrs. Jenkins of South Lima.

(The Nunda News, Friday, April 3, 1942)

Mrs. Lettie Fox a resident of Dalton for many years, died Monday at Groveland at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Harrington aged 84 years.  The remains were brought to Dalton and funeral services were held at the Methodist church Thursday, Rev. Squire Schofield of Rochester officiating, and interment was made at Dalton.  Rms. Fox is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harrington and two sons, Elijah and Stoddard Fox of Dalton.

(The Nunda News, March 8, 1929, Friday)

Mrs. Lula Blakley Claimed by Death

SWAIN – Mrs. Lula Blakely died Tuesday night, Oct. 30, at the Wyoming County Community hospital in Warsaw.

With her husband, the late Ben Blakley, she was for many years a mainstay of the Swain Evangelical United Brethren church and was a trustee at the time of her death.  She was also a friend of every member, young and old, of this community.

Mrs. Blakley, the former Lula Thompson of Birdsall, was 67 years old.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Esther Wilkins of Nunda and Mrs. Charlotte Hamilton of Swain; one son, Ronald Blakley of Swain; one sister, Mrs. Victor Swain of Dansville; one brother, Wayne Thompson of Canaseraga RD; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Swain church with Rev. Richard Ricker officiating.  Burial was in Union cemetery, Dalton.

(The Nunda News, Thurs., Nov. 8, 1962)