Publication Date July 5, 1893

Death’s Harvest

William L. Catlin whose serious illness was mentioned in the News last week, died at his home in this village at 3”o’clock am Thursday, June 29, 1893.  The funeral services were held at the M.E. church in this place Saturday morning, Rev. E. A. Rice of Wellsville officiating.  The burial was at Wellsville.

The deceased was born April 15, 1828, in Charleston, Tioga county, Pa.  He was married Sept 12, 1848 to Elizabeth P. Kemp of Farmington, Pa..  They came to Wellsville in 1855 and after living there a few years removed to this town, (Andover) where they have since resided.  They were parents of six children, two of whom, Mr. Edgar S. Catlin of Wellsville and Mrs. Delia Sullivan of Richburg, with the widow, survive the husband and father.

Dr. Catlin was well known throughout this section of country.  He was highly respected for his many good qualities, among which was strict honesty in his dealings with his fellow men.  Those who were most intimate with him bear testimony to the fact that he was prompt and honorable in the discharge of his business duties, and never swerved from the path of honor.  He was a hard working man – in fact if he had faults his too close application to business and his many unceasing hours of hard labor may be said to constitute one of them.  Had he worked less he might have lived longer, but his was not the nature that craved idleness.

Over thirty years ago, Dr. Catlin studied medicine, and his studies resulted in his manufacturing and placing on sale several family remedies, the merits of which have long since been acknowledged in hundreds of families.

He was a veteran of the civil war, having been a member of Co. H, 16th NY Cavalry.  He was a member of Seaman Post No 481, G.A.R. and also of Andover Lodge No 558 F.& A.M. members of which organizations attended the funeral in a body.

From: Andover News - Transcribed by William A. Greene