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Gouverneur Tribune Press - Wednesday, March 25, 1936



Funeral services were held lst Thursday at 2:00pm for Mrs. Emma Wright Roulston, 78, who passed away Monday morning.  Rev. L. W. Wakeman of the Depeyster M. E. Church officiated.  The bearers were P. A. Conroy, Emery Smithers, Charles Lytle, and P. A. BogardusThe body was placed in the vault at Heuvelton to await burial in the spring.  Mrs. Roulston was the daughter of the late George and Mary Sargent Wright and had passed most of her life in this vicinity.  She had lived alone since the death of her brother, Thad Wright, who passed away September 28, 1934.  A brother, William, survives, but his whereabouts have been unknown for several years.  Surviving are Miss Belle Steele, a cousin of Heuvelton, and nieces and nephews.  Amongst those from out of town to attend the funeral rites were Mr. and Mrs. A. Gascon, William Barley, Miss Elsie Barley of Macomb, Mr. and Mrs. George Hess of Edwardsville, Mr. and Mrs. Seeley Barley of Morristown.



Mrs. Hattie Rickett, 78, widow of the late Fred D. Rickett, passed away at her home on Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock.  She had been in poor health for the past several years and for the past few weeks had been in serious condition.  Infirmities of old age was given as the cause of her death.  Mrs. Rickett was born in Depeyster on Sept. 21, 1857, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Day.  Early in life she was united in marriage with Fred D. Rickett on Oct. 2, 1878.  One son, Sumner, was born to the couple and he passed away on Dec 25, 1909.  For years they followed farming in the Mud Lake district where they owned a fine dairy farm.  In 1908 they bought a home in this village.  Mr. Rickett passed away on June 16, 1921.  Surviving are: one granddaughter, Mrs. Sadie Rickett Smith who has always resided with her grandparents; 3 great grandchildren, Dale, Roger and Harold D. Smith; a niece, Mrs. Pauline Lant of Glens Falls; three nephews, Stuart Rickett of Syracuse, Stanley Rickett of DePeyster, and Claude Preston of Heuvelton.  Mrs. Rickett was a member and an active member of the old Congregational church which was destroyed by fire recently.  She was also a member of DePeyster Grange No. 1049.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. L. W. Wakeman of the M. E. Church officiating.  Burial was made in the family plot at Hillcrest cemetery in Heuvelton.  The bearers were T. P. Day, Daniel Calnon, P. A. Bogardus, J. W. Reed.  Among those from out of town to attend the funeral rites were: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reed, Mrs. Ada Billings, Mrs. Vera Storie, Mrs. Mary Jones of Gouverneur, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson, Oxbow; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McNeil of Morristown; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gray of Heuvelton; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fieldson of Chase Ills.