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Gouverneur Tribune Press – Wednesday, October 19, 1938


Funeral Services Held for Harley R. Patton

Funeral services for Harley R. Patton, 64, retired farmer of the town of Fowler were held Saturday from his home in Gouverneur, with Rev. Harold A. Thomas pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery.


Mr. Patton, a resident of Fowler 15 years, died Wednesday at his home in Grove Street, Gouverneur.  Death was caused by a heart condition which resulted from chronic asthma.  Although he had been in ill health for several years, he appeared to be in fairly good health until a few days ago.


Born on a farm on the Battle Hill Road in Fowler, July 13, 1874, he was the son of Abner and Anne Jane Stowell Patton.  He had resided on the Patton home farm 49 years before coming to Gouverneur.


He married Miss Lela Farr of DeKalb, November 25, 1896.  In 1923 they moved to Gouverneur where they built their present home on Grove street.


Mr. Patton was a member of Gouverneur Grange and Gouverneur Lodge No.325 I.O.O.F.


Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Miss Mabel Patton of Newark New Jersey, and Miss Eula Patton of Gouverneur; three sons, Charles A., Alvin H., and Earl S. Patton, all of Gouverneur; and four grandchildren.


Mrs. Coates Funeral Held This Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Coates, 49, wife of Fred Coates, held this afternoon at the Coates’ home at Little Bow Corners, were conducted by Rev. Irving J. Beckwith of Norwich, former pastor of the First Baptist Church in Gouverneur, who united Mr. and Mrs. Coates in marriage 27 years ago.  Rev. Earl Chanley, present pastor of the church, assisted.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery.


With the exception of a few years ago, Mrs. Coates had been a resident of Little Bow Corners nearly all her life.  She was born August 8, 1889 in the house in which she died, the Bailey homestead farm.  She was the daughter of Oscar and Helen Honeycomb Bailey.


For a few years following her marriage to Mr. Coates she and her husband operated a farm on the Scotch Settlement Road and then moved to the home in which she died.  Mrs. Coates was an active member of the Gouverneur grange, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gouverneur. 


Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Worth Coates, and one daughter, Miss Madeline Coates, both at home; one brother, Ora Bailey of Fulton; a step-mother, Mrs. Nettie Bailey of Brasie Corners, and a half-sister, Mrs. Lyle Knowlton of Brasie Corners.