LEWIS M. HOLBERT
One of Spring Mills Best Known and Most Respected Citizens Died Saturday Last
(Transcribed from The Whitesville News, May 29, 1913.)
Lewis M Holbert of Spring Mills, one of our most respected and best known citizens died quite suddenly Saturday, May 24th. He had been in poor health for over a year, but his demise came as a shock to the entire community. While being a unostentatious man, he was a prominent figure in this township’s business and agricultural circles. His judgment and ability had much weight with his neighbors, and friends. He was a staunch Republican, and was for several years on the board of Assessors of the town.
Mr. Holbert was born in Broome county this state, July 30th, 1849. He was married to Miss Laura Slocum Oct. 27, 1886. They settled on the Holbert homestead and have lived on the same farm ever since.
Besides, his wife, he leaves a brother John, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Barnes, both of Bingham Center, and an adopted son, Roy, to mourn his loss.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 11 o’clock at the church at Spring Mills where a large number of friends gathered to show their respect and sympathy. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Spring Mills. Rev. H. I. Chattin officiated.