From the Andover News, November, 1914.

Transcribed by Suzette Pondillo.



In the death of Mrs. Olivia Dimmick, Nov. 12, 1914, Andover has lost one of its’ most valuable women, a woman actively interested in every welfare movement. A member of the Presbyterian Church from age of eleven, when she united with the Almond Church, her influence was strong in every department of church work, especially in the mission and Sunday School work.

For five years, beginning in 1884 she taught in the Andover schools, and for a number of years in Wellsville. In 1890 she married Marcus F. Dimmick and resided for fourteen years on the Dimmick farm at Inavale, near Friendship. She returned to make Andover her home in 1904 and resided here until her death.

She was one of a family of seven children of whom but two remain, Mr. Wilson Karr and Mrs. Amy J. Adams, both residing in Andover. They have been most kind in their care of their sister in her year of very painful illness.

Mrs. Dimmick descended from sturdy ancestors, her father’s family of Scotch origin and her mother’s of old Pennsylvania stock.

The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Hamilton B. Williams, assisted by Rev. W.H. Randall, Sunday afternoon. A large attendance was significant of the regard in which she was held by her many friends. The burial was in the Dimmick cemetery at Inavale, Monday Nov. 16th.

Her life was one of fine quality and of powerful influence for good, and she will live long in the lives of those who have been fortunate enough to have known a beautiful Christian character such as hers.

Among those present from out of town at the funeral were Mrs. W. H. Barnum, Canaseraga; Mrs. J. Davern, of Hornell; Harold and Lyle Karr, of Almond; Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Barber, of Friendship; and Mrs. George B. Jones, of Wellsville.