From the Belmont Dispatch, July 24, 1911.
Transcribed by Gina Cappello.


Lived in Belmont Thirty Years
Leaves Many Friends
Here who Mourn Her Death
--Estimable Lady

Mrs. Catherine A. Halbert, wife of Mr. Alexis L. Halbert, entered into rest on Monday afternoon, July 22nd. She was the youngest daughter of Rev. Lorin and Emily Harmon Bennett. She was born June 17, 1845 at Pultney, Steuben County, N.Y., where her father was pastor of the M E church. The family soon removed to Geneva and later to Philips Creek of this county, where they continued to live after her father’s retirement, in the home still owned and occupied by the only surviving member of a family of two brothers and four sisters.

After preparation in the schools of her town and at Alfred Academy, before it was yet Alfred University, she taught successfully many terms in various sections of the county, being able to count among her pupils a large number of the county’s well known people. The arduousness of teaching under the conditions which obtained in those days together with a very serious illness with typhoid, robbed her of robust strength of endurance, which with unfailing diligence, she applied to her home and church duties.

In June 1879, Catherine Adorna Bennett and Alexis L. Halbert, then of Bolivar, were united in marriage. They resided in that township until June 1882, when they [moved? to?] [… ] [present? home? on?] Greenwich street, south of Belmont.

While in Bolivar, she was united with the Baptist church of Richburg, then with the family brought her membership to the Belmont Baptist church, where it has remained except for the seven years spent in Rochester.

Her Christian faith was unwavering and her hope and view of the future were not clouded with any fear. Her calmness and peace were very noticeable in consideration of her love of life and almost buoyant spirit retained to the last through a long illness since the twelfth of May last.

In her immediate family, she is survived by her husband and his children, Rev. LeRoy Halbert, her only son and brother, Mr. Lorin S. Bennett of Philips Creek.

After short services held at the house, conducted by Rev. Neathery and Rev. Janes, the funeral was held at 3 o’clock, Thursday, July 25 in the Belmont Baptist church, Rev. Neathery, officiating. The interment was in Forest Hills cemetery.