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Gouverneur Tribune Press - Wednesday, April 29, 1936


Edgar E. Brace dies in Ilion – Born in Edwards 75 years ago – Resided in Ilion 30 years – Burial in Gouverneur

Edgar E. Brace, 75, of 35 Highland avenue, died in the hospital at Ilion, N.Y. Saturday after an illness of two days. 

He was born in Edwards, Jan 10, 1861, a son of the late John and Adela Brace, and was associated with his father for many years in woodworking plants in Natural Bridge and Carthage. 

Thirty years ago he moved to Ilion and was a foreman in the A. N. Russell plant, but for the past 15 years had been connected with the Remington Arms Company.

He married Miss Edith M. Patterson at Gouverneur, Nov 26, 1885.  She died Oct 10, 1918.

Surviving are one son, Earl E. Brace, with whom he lived and two granddaughters.

Funeral services were held at the home of his son Earl E. in Ilion, Monday at 8, the Rev. A. G. Judd officiating.  Burial was made at Gouverneur Tuesday.


Mrs. Covell, 61, died Monday – Wife of W. B. Covell of Pope Mills – Funeral Services at Home Today

The death of Mrs. Jennie Sterling Covell, 61, occurred Monday morning at 3:30 o’clock at the Covell homestead at Pope Mills.  Although suffering with heart disease all the winter, Mrs. Covell was up and around her home until two weeks ago. 

Mrs. Covell was born in Macomb May 6, 1874, the daughter of the late Fred G. and Harriet Washburn Sterling.  She was educated in Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary and was a successful teacher for five years in the schools of Macomb and Gouverneur. 

On July 13, 1895 she was married to Willet B. Covell with Rev. O. D. Moore of Morristown officiating. 

Since that time she resided in the Covell homestead here.  She was a member of the M. E. Church and an active member of Macomb Grange 768 in which she served for years as chaplain and occupied that office at the time of her death.  She was an ardent admirer and collector of wild flowers in Northern New York and many of her collections were exhibited at various fairs in the section invariably receiving first prizes.  She was a collector of antique colored glass, first edition books, and Courier and Ives prints.

The funeral will be held from the home at 2 o’clock this afternoon with Rev. P. D. Mang officiating and burial will be in Oldsville cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Charles O. of Westfield, N.J., Frederick G. of Oakland, Calif., Roswell P. of Bridgehampton, L.I., and Woodwrow W.,  a senior at St. Lawrence University; two daughters, Amy J. Covell of Havenstraw and Faith Covell at home; a grandson, Frederick Albert Covell of Oakland; three sisters, Mrs. Jay Cameron of New York, Mrs. W. J. Larock of DeKalb Junction, and Miss Flora Sterling of Toronto, and a brother, Perry G. Sterling of DePeyster.