From the Belmont Dispatch, October 21, 1904.
Transcribed by Suzette Pondillo.



Died Last Friday in Her Eighty-Third Year

She Was One of the Eldest of Five Generations Now Living—Had Lived in Belmont for Forty-Three Years—Funeral Was Held Sunday

At 6:30 o’clock last Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Shults on Noble St. Mrs. Amanda M. Galusha passed peacefully to the rest which knows no earthly awakening.

She was in her eight-third year and had been an invalid for six years, for the five months preceding her death being unable to rise from her bed.

Miss Amanda Berry was born in Herkimer, Tompkins county, N.Y. She was married in 1840 to Waterman Galusha. In the fall of 1860 they came to Belmont, and the following spring Mr. Galusha enlisted in the cavalry of the Federal army, serving for three years with the grand old 85th regiment N.Y.V. In 1864, Mr. Galusha was captured while on a reconnoitering tour, and was confined in Andersonville prison, where he died there soon after.

The sad news, which came to Mrs. Galusha penciled on the envelope of a returned letter, was a severe blow to her. Soon afterward she took up her abode with her daughter on Noble Street and there she spend the remaining years of her life.

Mrs. Galusha was a noble, whole souled Christian woman and a member of the Free Methodist church.

She is survived by one younger sister living in Harrison, Illinois, five daughters and two sons. Mrs. Maria Beeman of Knapps Creek, Mrs. Urania Rowley of Olean, Mrs. Henry Wilber of Scio, Mrs. Viola Dufur and Mrs. John Shults of Belmont, and Messrs. D. Clinton and George Galusha and Coudersport, PA.

[ ] o’clock Sunday afternoon. Elder Bennett presiding elder of the Genesee district of the Free church and Rev. Hatfield, the local pastor, officiated.

Among the near relatives of the deceased present were all her children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beeman of Knapps Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spindler of Allegany, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hamilton of Angelica, and many friends and relatives living in Belmont.

Interment was made in the family plot at Forest Lawn cemetery.