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Gouverneur Free Press - Wednesday, April 12, 1916


Horace Lyman Woodworth – Death claims well Known Resident of Macomb after Long Illness

Horace Lyman Woodworth, one of the oldest and best known residents of the town of Macomb, died at his farm home between Brasie Corners and Pope Mills at 3 o’clock last Wednesday afternoon after about eight years of failing health, aged 83 years.  For the past two or three years he had been very feeble.

Mr. Woodworth was born in the town of Morristown, November 18, 1832, a son of David and Betsy Hutchins Woodsworth.  When he was four years old his parents moved to Macomb and settled on the land which had since been the Woodworth homestead.  The land at that time was a wilderness and it was cleared by the older Woodworth assisted by his young sons.  For 78 years the deceased made his home there and he was known as a successful farmer.  Throughout his life he had been a staunch Republican and he had for a great many years, been active in the affairs of his party.  He served his town as supervisor for two terms and for many years he served as a justice of the peace.  He took great interest in the affairs of his town and gave freely of his time and talents when called upon to officiate in any capacity and his efforts were always of great value to the community in which his entire life was spent.  When a young man he was united in marriage to Miss Marietta Day of Macomb who survives, also two sons, Victor E. Woodworth and Colan M. Woodworth and one daughter, Mrs. H. D. Tann, also one brother, Samuel Woodworth, all of Macomb.  The late A. L. Woodworth, who for years was connected with the First National bank of this village was his brother.

The funeral services were very largely attended from the late home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. D. A. Ferguson, pastor of the Hammond Presbyterian church officiating and burial was made in the Woodworth cemetery near his old home.