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Mateer, Annie Guild 9-28-1938, p. 1
* Mateer, Edward 10-8-1981
* Mateer, Jane 12-3-1919, p. 1 nee Crosgrove
* Mateer, Jane 12-10-1919, p. 1 (in memoriam)
* Mateer, Joseph M. 5-27-1953, p. 1
* Mateer, Rev. Joseph 10-3-1883, p. 3
* Mateer, Robert G. 10-8-1980, p. 5
* Mateer, Robert M. 3-25-1896

X Cosgrove, Adelaide 11-4-1936, p. 1 hus. James, Le Sueur, WI
* Cosgrove, Frances Cornelia  4-18-1888, p. 5 hus. Carson, North East, PA
* Cosgrove, George F. 9-26-1945, p. 1 wife Bertha, Grand Rapids, MI
* Cosgrove, Grace 3-6-1907, p. 4
* Cosgrove, James 8-14-1929, p. 4 wife Adeline
X Cosgrove, Mrs. John 12-16-1931, p. 5 Chicago, [same as Sara below?]
X Cosgrove, Mrs. Carson N. 1-25-1922, p. 8 nee Libbie E. Bradley
* Cosgrove, Sara 1-6-1932, p. 5
* Cosgrove, Theodore Leigh 5-11-1904, p. 5 wife Bertha Duryea
* Cosgrove, William 3-29-1939 Ripley

X Crosgrove, Alta 3-14-1934, p. 5 hus. Harry, Sheridan
X Crosgrove, Clyde 1-1-1880, p. 3 [couldn't find]
* Crosgrove, Elizabeth 12-22-1909, p. 1  hus. James, d. 1903
X Crosgrove, Emma 3-20-1935, p. 5 Fred. [bro.?], Jamestown
* Crossgrove, Everett 3-16-1932, p. 5 wife Louisa
* Crosgrove, James 8-5 & 8-12-1891, p. 1
* Crosgrove, James 11-4-1903, p. 1
* Crosgrove, John 11-26-1890, p. 1
* Crosgrove, Johnston 2-16-1916, p. 8 Dunkirk
X Crosgrove, Mary 2-13-1899, p. 1 [couldn't find]
* Crosgrove, Sally (Sarah) 5-1-1878
* Crosgrove, Samuel 5-6-1908, p. 2
* Crosgrove, Walter 12-7-1932, p. 1 wife Emily, Jamestown
* Crosgrove, William 6-10-1908, p. 7

* Taylor, David 8-15-1883, p. 3
* Taylor, Fanny 3-15-1933, p. 1
* Taylor, James 7-8-1908, p. 1 wife Sarah
* Taylor, Jay 3-2-1938, p. 1
* Taylor, Jennie 8-23-1950, p. 1
* Taylor, Sarah 5-13-1925, p. 1

* Guild, James 5-9-1900, p. 4
X Guild, Frances 2-12-1958, p. 13 Fredonia

* Wright, Fanny 11-25-1959, p. 3 nee Mateer

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., September 28, 1938, p. 1.


Mrs. Annie Guild Mateer, age 72 passed away Monday evening, September 26, 1928, at the Jamestown General Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by her husband Joseph, two sons Robert and Edward of Westfield and one daughter Mrs. H. W. Peterson of Westfield, New Jersey. Mrs. Mateer was a member of the D. A. R. and of the Presbyterian Church of Westfield.

Funeral services will be held at her late residence 16 Oak street on Thursday at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. J. Manley Spencer will officiate. Interment will be at the Westfield cemetery.

"Westfield Republican", Westfield, N.Y., Oct. 8, 1981.

Edward W. Mateer
WESTFIELD - Edward W. Mateer, 84, of 16 Oak St., Westfield, died this morning (Oct. 8, 1981) in his home.

He was the chief draftsman at the former Ajax Cupling Co. in Westfield.

A lifelong Westfield resident, Mateer was born Aug. 8, 1887, in Westfield, the son of the late Joseph M. and Annie Guild Mateer.

He was a 1920 graduate of Washington University with a degree in architecture.

Mateer was a member of Westfield First Presbyterian Church, of which he was the third generation of Mateer elders in the church. He designed the new chancel for the church, which was dedicated in 1950 to Mateer's father, Joseph M. Mateer, by his son.

Mateer was a member of the Chautauqua County Historical Society and was a noted local historian.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah, a brother, Robert Mateer, and a sister, Alice Peterson.

Surviving are two nephews.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Westfield First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Edward McNulty of the Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Paul Denise, retired Presbyterian minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Friday in Barber Funeral Home, Westfield. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Westfield First Presbyterian Church.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., December 3, 1919, p. 1.

Death Of Mrs. Mateer.

Mrs. Jane C. Mateer, who received a bad fall on November 18th, 1919, passed away on Monday afternoon, December 1st, 1919, aged 90 years. She was a remarkable woman, respected and beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by one son, Joseph M. Mateer of St. Louis, and one daughter, Mrs. A. B. Wright of Buffalo, and one sister, Mrs. James Taylor, of this place, and Hugh Cosgrove, of Dakota.

The funeral will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. Thompson officiating.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., December 3, 1919, p. 1.

Tribute of Respect to the Memory of Mrs. Jane Mateer given by Mrs. Silas W. Mason at the Presbyterian Missionary Society December 3d, 1919.

This afternoon the body of the oldest member of this Church was laid in its final resting place. Mrs. Jane Mateer, a faithful member of our Missionary Society has entered upon the fuller, richer service of those who "see Him face to face." Her combination of sweet simplicity with ripe good judgment, her buoyant youthfulness, even in old age, and above all, her fine charity of thought and action were redolent of that peace which comes only to those who renew the freshness of their lives by daily waiting on the Lord. This spirit continuing unabated in its vigor to the very confines of an unusually long life is worthy of our admiration and love.

Our Missionary Society, especially those of us of the older generation will always cherish the memory of Mrs. Mateer. We tender her family the assurances of our sympathy in their great loss.


Mrs. Jane Crosgrove Mateer.

After ninety good faithful and eminently useful years, Mrs. Mateer entered into that life eternal where rest the well beloved of the Lord who have been true to the very end, only waiting for the final summons. It was a life of careful days and faithful service to her family, to her friends, to the appeals for help and to her Lord.

She was born in Westfield, N. Y., October 12th, 1829, and was the daughter of John and Sarah Nesbit Crosgrove, and in early life was a favorite among the young people of her day. Her marriage was a matter of the selection of the fittest, and well did she choose, for a more faithful husband and father than Robert M. Mateer would be difficult to find. He was diligent in business, fervent in spirit serving the Lord, and Mrs. Mateer was faithful in every duty to her family and her God.

Their home was one of quiet, sincere hospitality. To them were given four children: Joseph, who with his family reside in St. Louis; Fanny, the wife of Albert B. Wright, whose home is in Buffalo, and two lovely daughters, Jennie Sara and Ella Agnes, who were taken when five and ten years of age.

To Mrs. Mateer the loss of her husband was a blow that her friends feared would overwhelm her, but she soon took up the work and duties of the hour and gave evidence of her strong character and faithfulness to every good work and to every appeal that came to her; and while the earthly tabernacle is laid away the influence of such a life goes on and on, and no one can appraise the value of such a personality to the community.

The funeral services were largely attended, while the profuse floral tokens told the story of personal loss felt by her many dear friends.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., October 3, 1883, p. 3.


On Monday a dispatch was received announcing the death of Rev. Joseph Mateer, D. D. at his home in Sligo, Pa. Dr. Mateer left Westfield only a week ago for his home. He had spent the summer with the family of his brother in Westfield, Mr. R. M. Mateer, in hopes to regain his health, which had completely given way from the pressure of overwork. Much of the time he had felt encouraged, but of late his strength had gradually failed, and at the last the heart, which had struggled on for months with a defined valvular difficulty, broke down, and the weary, patient pastor was at rest.

Dr. Joseph Mateer was born in Ireland in 1824, and at the time of his death was 59 years of age. He received his collegiate education in Belfast, and coming to America, spent one year in Princeton Theological Seminary, and two years in the Allegheny Seminary. Twenty-nine years ago he took his first charge over the Presbyterian Church at Sligo, Pa., and there he continued until he fell in his work, utterly exhausted, to enter upon a new life where bodily infirmities are unknown, and where service is unaccompanied by pain. The tenure which Dr. Mateer held with his people was indicative of his character. He was wise and scholarly, judicious in all things, tender of others' feelings, yet firm as the hills where a moral question was involved. He was an able preacher, and in everything drew his argument from the scriptures. He was a fluent speaker, and with a tenacious memory was never at a loss in statistics or for the correct quotation. He was a man greatly admired by those who had but a slight insight to the beauty of his character; while to his people, and to those of the inner circle, he was esteemed beyond measure.

The funeral obsequies will be held to-day.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., May 27, 1953, p. 1.

Joseph M. Mateer

Mr. Joseph M. Mateer, 95, of 16 Oak Street, passed away Monday afternoon in the Westfield Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Mateer was born in Westfield October 17, 1857, the son of Robert M. and Jane Cosgrove Mateer. He has been a life-long resident of this village, where he engaged in the occupation of farming except for the years between 1911 thru 1920 when he worked in the Royal Arcanum in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Mateer has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield for the past 79 years. He has been an Elder of that church since 1913 and was an honorary elder at the time of his death.

He has been in semi-retirement as a farmer for the past 20 years.

Mr. Mateer is survived by two sons, Robert and Edward of Westfield, one daughter Mrs. H. W. Peterson of Norwalk, Conn. two grandsons and four great grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Fanny M. Wright of Westfield.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Barber Funeral Home with the Reverend Paul L. Denise, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Westfield Cemetery.

"Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., Oct. 8, 1980, p. 5.

Robert G. Mateer
WESTFIELD - Robert G. Mateer, 88, of 16 Oak St., Westfield, died early today (Oct. 1, 1980) in Westfield Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 23, 1892, in Westfield, the son of the late Joseph M. and Annie Hastings Mateer. He had owned and operated a grape farm in Westfield.

Surviving are a brother, Edward W. Mateer of Westfield. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice M. Peterson in 1963.

A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Larry R. Baird will officiate. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery.

Friends may call at Barber Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Westfield Memorial Hospital.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., March 25, 1896.

Sketch of The Life of a Good Man Passed Away

Saturday noon Robert M. Mateer, one of the most respected citizens of Westfield, died at his home on West Main street. For the past year he has not been in as good health as usual, having had an attack of pneumonia a year ago. From this he recovered partially, and went back to his work, but during the late bad weather he again took cold, resulting in another attack of pneumonia, which caused his death.

Robert M. Mateer was born in the County Down, Ireland, in Sept. 14, 1831. He came to this country and this place in 1852, and one of his first acts was to present his letter from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland to the Presbyterian Church here.

He first learned the trade of marble cutter, with the firm of Nixon & Smith. The Nixon of the firm was the late Samuel Nixon, father of Emmett and Fred. He continued at this business until February, 1855, when he went to California. After an absence of about a year and seven months he returned to Westfield and on November 13, 1856, was married to Miss Jane Crosgrove. In 1856 he started a grocery and continued in that business until the following May, when he opened a meat market in company with the late David Johnston. In the fall of 1857 he again went back to work as a marble cutter, but in a short time started the grocery business, No. 2 Main street, in partnership with Samuel Nixon. The partnership lasted about a year, when he bought Nixon out and continued the business alone until August, 1868, when he sold out to Shaw & Ellison. From that time until November 27, 1882, he and James Taylor conducted a meat market together.

In the summer of 1883 he entered the office of Supreme Treasurer of the Royal Arcanum, as chief clerk and cashier, which position he held at the time of his death.

While he was one of the most modest and retiring of men, his friends found out his many good qualities and honored him with positions of trust and honor among them.

He was very prominent in church work, has been a deacon and for the past 23 years a ruling elder of the Presbyterian church.

Besides serving several terms [as] Trustee of the village he was elected trus[tee of t]he [Union School] at its organization [.....missing]

In politics he was a Republican. He belonged to the local lodges of the A. O. U. W., Knights of Honor and Royal Arcanum.

Outside of his office work he had quite extensive farming and vineyard interests. Besides his widow he leaves a son and daughter, Joseph M. of this place and Mrs. A. B. Wright of Buffalo.

The funeral was held from his late residence on Tuesday afternon, Rev. G. S. Swezey officiating, and was largely attended. There was a number of beautiful floral pieces the gifts of societies and friends.

See more articles here.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., April 18, 1888, p. 8.


Died in North East, Pa., April 16, 1888, Frances Cornelia, wife of Carson R. Cosgrove, and youngest daughter of Lorenzo F. Phelps, aged 39 years and 8 months.

The sudden death of Mrs. Carson Cosgrove was a great shock to many in the community. Though Mr. Cosgrove removed to North East a year ago, we of Westfield still felt that we had a claim upon them and that they in a sense belonged to us. Frances Cornelia Phelps was born in Westfield, August 3, 1848. She was married to Carson R. Cosgrove and resided in Westfield, then for a time in New York City, whence the family came back to this place. Mr. Cosgrove's business being in North East he removed his home permanently to that town. Mrs. Cosgrove united with the Presbyterian Church in 1866, and died in the communion of the church at North East. The sympathies of many hearts are with the bereaved husband and son.

The funeral services will be held this afternoon in the Presbyterian Church, immediately upon the arrival of the remains from North East at 2 o'clock.

"Westfield Repubican," Westfield, N.Y., Sept. 26, 1945, p. 1.

G. F. Cosgrove, Editor, Dies

George F. Cosgrove, president-editor of Cosgrove's Technical service and Cosgrove's magazine, a trade paper for makers and users of woodworking machinery, died unexpectedly Saturday noon at his home, 353 Madison Ave., SE., Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Born in Westfield, N. Y., on July 13, 1878, Mr. Cosgrove attended schools there and became asociated with his father, Carson R. Cosgrove, in the woodworking business in Sidney, N. Y.

In 1911, after his father's death, he came to Owosso, Mich., to become works manager for the Owosso Manufacturing company, makers of screen doors and snow shovels.

While working for the Owosso concern, he compiled a handbook of woodworking machinery in loose leaf form. Additions to the handbook stretched its covers to the limit and in 1929, Mr. Cosgrove converted it into a quarterly magazine, published by the A. P. Johnson company.

A technical service which soon became internationally known, was offered in conection with the magazine. In 1933 the magazine was expanded to a bi-monthly publication, its present form.

His son, Carson A. Cosgrove, is asociate editor of the magazine and is also a member of the technical service staff.

For several years Mr. Cosgrove edited a technical department for Hardwood Record, a trade paper published in Chicago.

Mr. Cosgrove was married in 1893 to Bertha A. Collingwood of Scranton, Pa., who died 11 years ago. In 1939 he moved from Owosso to Grand Rapids to be closer to the publishing company.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and of The Elks lodge No. 48.

Besides his son, he leaves a grandson, Carson A. Cosgrove, Jr., signal man first class who is on duty with the navy in the Pacific.

The Rev. Donald V. Cory officiated at funeral services held Monday in Metcalf's Chapel under auspices of the Elks. Burial was held from Crandall & Stowell Funeral Home here, Tuesday, Rev. Frederic Eastman officiating. Interment in Westfield cemetery.

Social Security death index shows Carson A. Cosgrove died 28 Jan 2002, b. 29 Mar 1922]

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., March 6, 1907, p. 4.


After A Lingering Illness She Was Called Hence By Him Who Shapes The Destiny of All.

The death of Mrs. Grace Cosgrove Tuesday morning last, at the home of her son, J. R. S. Cosgrove, in this city, was not unexpected. For months she had been very ill and since July, 1906 she had been unable to leave her bed. Mrs. Cosgrove was born at Belfast, Ireland, and in May next would have reached the 79th anniversary of her birth. There she was also married and in 1851 came to America with her husband and family, settling in Westfield, New York, where in 1853 her husband died. Her youngest son, James A. Cosgrove was born two months later. With three small children to care for, in a strange land, she early experienced the vicissitudes of widowhood and the trials of a woman battling with the world, her only weapon her hands, her friend, the Father of men. Faith and pluck won. She witnessed the growth of her three sons to honorable young manhood, ready to repay the hardships, she early and late endured for them. About 35 years ago she came west, to her son C. N. Cosgrove who sought the early west for his home, and with him came to Le Sueur. She was then in very feeble health but quickly recovered and was for many years in this city a robust woman. Later her other sons came here and she made her home with them since, changing about each year from home to home, that all might pay equal homage to mother. And never has mother's love been better repaid. Her care was their first thought at all times. She lived to see them grow to affluence and prominence in the community and to enjoy with them the best care and the best home it was possible to give her. That she deserved it none doubt, that she received it all know.

Mrs. Cosgrove was a sincere Christian lady who by example and words bettered the world. She was kind, forgiving, unselfish. She believed that God put her in the world to work and do good, to be a mother in the fullest sense of the word and when called by Him she was ready to render full account of her life's doings without fear or trembling. Besides the three sons, J. R. S. Cosgrove, C. N. Cosgrove and James A. Cosgrove, all of this city, several grandchildren are left to mourn the departure hence, of one who was mother and grandmother to each in the fullest sense of the word. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church February 28, at 2:30 o'clock.
--The Le Sueur News, Le Sueur, Minn.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., August 14, 1929, p. 4.


Although friends and relatives of James Cosgrove were prepared for his death, nevertheless, when the report came, that he had passed away, the entire community was saddened, despite the fact, that it was a merciful relief from suffering. A pioneer of Le Sueur, and outstanding figure in the business and social life of the city, for more than a half century, his passing leaves place in the hearts of the people which cannot be filled.

Coming to Le Sueur, from Westfield, New York, where he was born, Sept. 26, 1854, at the age of nineteen, he engaged in the harness business. Possessed of remarkable business ability, he was able to enlarge the business, until he owned shops in Marshall, Brookings, and Watertown, S. Dakota and St. James. He was one of the founders of the Minnesota Valley Canning Co., and served as a director and vice-president.

In June, 1880, he returned to Westfield, New York, where his marriage to Adeline Neill took place. Upon their return to LeSueur they established a home, which became a gathering place for their friends, and those of their children, Myrtle and Mabel. The beautiful house was thrown open for public gatherings as well. All found a welcome there.

Six years ago, Mr. Cosgrove suffered a paralytic stroke which made it necessary for him to remain in a wheel chair, and retire from business.

His faithful wife, and two daughters, Myrtle and Mabel were in constant attendance during his invalidism, giving him every possible care and attention.

Through this long period, Mr. Cosgrove showed the same traits that characterized him in his former years. He bore his affliction patiently and cheerfully. As much as his health permitted he wished the house to receive guests and entertain as before. Many will pass his window and look in vain for the cheerful nod, and wave of the hand. As long as he lived his presence was felt, and his memory will continue to inspire those who [missing word] him.

At two o'clock, Friday, funeral services were [con]ducted from the house, with Rev. John Sellie, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which he was an active member in charge.

Mrs. Cosgrove is survived by his wife, two children, Mrs. George Harris of Le Sueur, and Mrs. John Schmidt of Omaha, Nebraska, two grandchildren, and one brother, C. N. Cosgrove, all of whom were at his bedside during his last illness, besides many other relatives and friends.

In the passing of James Cosgrove, Le Sueur loses another citizen who was instrumental in the up building of the community. He never neglected an opportunity to aid that which was right, now [nor] was he too busy to help a friend. Even when he was no longer able to actively direct his business, or participate in other affairs, he still "lived in a house by the side of the road, and was a friend to man." The highest tribute that can be paid to any man.
--Le Sueur (Minn.) News-Herald

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., January 6, 1932, p. 5.

Sara Curtis Cosgrove died in Evanston, Illinois, December 21st, 1931, at the age of seventy-eight. Those left to mourn her passing are: three daughters, Mrs. C. A. Gale, of Evanston, Illinois, Mrs. George Esperson of Madella, Minn., and Mrs. Ray Strauch of Verdon, South Dakota, and eleven grandchildren; two brothers, M. L. Curtis of Seeley, Ca., and H. F. Curtis of Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. Cosgrove was the oldest daughter of Lorenzo and Jane Lewis Curtis, formerly of North East, Pa., and the wife of Mr. John Cosgrove of Westfield, N.Y. and Le Sueur, Minn. Mr. Cosgrove died in 1911.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., May 11, 1904, p. 5.


Theodore Leigh Cosgrove was born at Westfield, N. Y. August 13, 1876, and departed this life at 2 o'clock Monday morning, May 2, 1904, aged 27 years, 8 months and 19 days.

While yet a little child, he accompanied the family to South Dakota, where they settled on a farm a few miles north of this place. Since reaching manhood he has been a resident of Henry the greater part of the time, being at the time of his death, one of our most prominent merchants.

On November 3, 1903 he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha M. Duryee of Graceland, and the young couple started to make for themselves a home here among the many friends who had known them both from childhood. Several weeks ago Leigh was taken with an illness that became more and more serious, developing into heart trouble and a complication of other diseases. Through it all and up to a few moments before his death he was hopeful, patient and cheerful. The end came suddenly and painlessly.
--(The Henry Independent), Henry, South Dakota.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., December 22, 1909, p. 1.


Elizabeth A. McKibbin Crosgrove, died age 70. Husband James died in 1903, married in 1864. James was born and raised in Westfield, was chief mechanical engineer for Carnegie Steel [Pittsburg]. Children: William L., Ambridge; Harry J., Dunkirk, N.Y.; Mrs. E. J. Fisher, Ingram; Mrs. P. J. Brinkham, Glenshaw; Mrs. Edna McKinnon. Burial in Homewood Cemetery.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., March 16, 1932, p. 5.


Everett Willings Crossgrove was born at Volusia, Chautauqua county, New York on April 29, 1857; and departed this life Feb. 11, 1932, age seventy-four years, nine months and twelve days. He was the third child of William A. and Mary E. Kelsey Crossgrove.

His mother was left a widow with four children when he was four years old. The others all passed to their reward in early life.

He spent sometime in Missouri, in 1880 then returned to Westfield, New York, where he was married to Louisa A. Rolph, December 14, 1881, while living there he engaged in fishing on Lake Erie, until the spring of 1885, when they moved to Nebraska, and took a homestead in Lincoln county, five and a half miles northwest of here. The postoffice was then Keystone, which was afterwards changed to Farnam and moved two miles west.

To this union six children were born, Merle, Nora LaBounty and Lynn of this place, Mary Oman, of Gothenburg; Jennie Messersmith, Gundy and Morris W., now deceased, also reared and cared for his nephew, John P. Crossgrove, now of St. Maries, Idaho, who was left an orphan at six years.

The deceased was engaged in farming and stock raising until health failed. They then moved to their present home in Farnam, in March 1919.

He was a member of the American Shorthorn Breeders Association; Nebraska Improved Live Stock Association, also of A. O. U. W. Lodge; a member of the Farnam Methodist church which he attended when ever health permitted, having attended services the last Sunday before his death.

Mr. and Mrs. Crossgrove had the pleasure of celebrating their Golden Wed[d]ing anniversary the 14th of last December at which time more than 70 friends and relatives gathered for the happy occasion. This was one of the outstanding events of Mr. Crossgrove's life in that he looked forward to the time when this could be carried out. Mr. Crossgrove had been in poor health for many years and one of the things which he hoped most was that he could live to enjoy the happy golden anniversary event. It is a great satisfaction to his friends and relatives that this request was granted.

He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, the children, eight grandchildren, and nephew above mentioned, a number of cousins and a host of friends.

The funeral service was conducted from the Methodist church in Farnam on Sunday afternoon, February 14 at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Tanner, pastor of the church of which he was a member, and Rev. Craig, a life long friend officiating. A mixed quartet consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Dan McNickle, Mrs. G. W. Pollard and David Banks accompanied by Mrs. Loren Fitch furnished the music. Interment in the Farnam cemetery.

Another treasure now to wait
Our coming to the pearly gate;
Another tie our souls to win
From toil and care, from earth and sin.

--The Farnam (Neb.) Echo, Feb. 17, 1932

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., November 4, 1903, p. 1.

Death of James Crosgrove.

James Crosgrove, aged 63 years, died Nov. 1st, 1903, at 11 p. m. at his residence 216 Denniston avenue, East End, Pittsburg. He was born at Westfield, Chautauqua Co., New York. He went to Pittsburg, Pa., in 1857, and was one of the Carnegie Steel Company's first employes. He later became master mechanic and occupied that position for 31 years. He was one of the pioneers in designing machinery for structural iron and steel and while not actively engaged in the business for the past 10 years, he continued to serve on the board of directors of the Pittsburg Manufacturing Company.

He is survived by his wife and five children, William L., Harry J., Mrs. Edward Fisher, Mrs. Philip J. Brinkman, and Mrs. Robert McKinnon.

The funeral services will take place at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon from his late residence. His family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends here.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., August 5, 1891, p. 1. [same in next issue]


James Crosgrove was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1811, and came to this country in 1839 and settled in Westfield where he passed the remainder of his life. By occupation he was a farmer, was well known and highly respected. He was the father of seven children, two of whom, Nancy and Ann Jane are dead. Those living are Hannah, now Mrs. Robert Taylor, of Edensburg, Washington; Robert, of Wynona, Minn.; James, Pittsburg, Pa.; Thomas, of Kent, Nebraska, and John, of Dunkirk, N. Y.

The funeral was held Saturday, from the family residence and the interment was in Westfield cemetery.

Westfield Republican, Nov. 26, 1890, p. 1

Crosgrove.--In Westfield, November 21, 1890 John Crosgrove, aged 83 years.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., February 16, 1916, p. 8.

Death of Mr. Crosgrove.

Dunkirk. Feb. 9--Johnston Crosgrove, a well known resident of the city, died at his home 57 Green street, early yesterday morning of a few days illness, aged 69 years. Mr. Crosgrove was born in Westfield but had resided here for the past fifty years. He was an employee of the American Locomotive Works.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Crosgrove; four children, James Crosgrove, of Fredonia, Mrs. Edward Dickenson, William and Donald Crosgrove, of Dunkirk, a sister, Mrs. Reuben Oakes of Westfield, and four grand children.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., May 1, 1878.

Death of an Old Resident.--On Wednesday last, April 24, occurred the death of Mrs. Sally Crosgrove, wife of Mr. John Crosgrove, at the age of 72. Mrs. Crosgrove came to Westfield with her husband 49 years ago, direct from Ireland, where they were married during the preceding holidays. They settled on a farm one and one-half miles west of the village, where by careful industry they surrounded themselves with all necessary comforts, reared and educated a large family, and remained until about two years since, when on account of Mrs. Crosgrove's failing health they became members of the family of a son-in-law, Mr. R. M. Mateer. Mrs. Crosgove's long life was an intensely active one. To her natural industrious habits was added a peculiar anxiety for her children: a trait begotten by the warmth of affection which found expression in this way. The death of her son, John Crosgrove, who died in the army after a re-enlistment in 1865, was a blow from which she never recovered. Mrs. Crosgrove was long a member of the Presbyterian chruch, having united with it in 1831. Her abiding faith was firm to the last.

The funeral was held from the residence of Mr. Mateer on Friday.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., Wed. May 6, 1908, p. 2.


Samuel Crosgrove who moved from Jamestown died quite suddenly last Tuesday from heart disease his age was about seventy-four years.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., December 7, 1932, p. 1.


Walter Crosgrove, died aged 75 years, 2 months, 25 days, from injuries in a car accident in Jamestown.

Wife Emily Cole; daughter, Mrs. Miner Shutt of Calif.; son William E. this town; sister Mrs. Samuel Crosgrove of Jamestown; brother Fred. O. of Jamestown; seven grandchildren.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., June 10, 1908, p. 7.


William Crosgrove of Jamestown died June 1, 1908, age 77.

Daughter Mrs. Emma Crosgrove of Hartfield [north end of Chautauqua Lake, near Mayville], two sons Fred. O and Walter S. of Jamestown. Burial in Westfield.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., March 29, 1939.


"Ripley, March 24 [1939]--The death of William Crosgrove of this village occurred at his home here last Friday. He was 92 years of age and had been in failing health for a long time.

"Mr. Crosgrove was the son of John and Mary Cochrane Crosgrove. His grandfather, William Crosgrove, came to this country from Ireland in 1801, and settled on the Crosgrove farm in 1808, where the late William Crosgrove was born and had always lived. Mr. Crosgrove, like his entire family, had been a life-long member of the Presbyterian church. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. H. C. Perry of Ripley, and two nephews, Dr. A. C. Kingsley of Phoenix, Ariz., and M. W. Kingsley of South Gate, Cal., and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Dora Crosgrove of Ripley."

[death occurred Mar. 17, 1939 after a fall, funeral Mar. 20; info from Joseph Mateer's diary]

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., August 15, 1883.

Died. In Westfield, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1883, David Taylor, aged 74 years.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., March 15, 1933, p. 1.

A Memorial

In the passing of Miss Fanny Taylor the community has lost a loyal citizen and the Presbyterian church a devoted member, who in the thirty-nine years of her church membership, never shirked a difficult task. She was especially devoted to the Women's Missionary society, and will be greatly missed in that organization.

Miss Taylor was born in Westfield and resided here all of her life. She was particularly well known and well liked along the business row, having lived in the business section almost all of her life, and having worked in various stores.

Loyal and generous, she will be missed by a large circle of friends to whom she was devoted. Her garden was her especial delight, and her lovely flowers have brought beauty and cheer to the sick and shut-in's as well as to those friends who were as interested in gardens as she herself.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., July 8, 1908, p. 1.

One of Westfield's Oldest Business Men Passed Away Last Saturday Evening.

This community was shocked Saturday evening to hear of the death of James Taylor one of its leading citizens, who although seriously ill, had been able to be around, and had just eaten his supper, when the call came. Mr. Taylor was born in Wood Grange, County Down, Ireland, April 6, 1839, and came to this country with his parents, David and Nancy Strain Taylor in May 1853, and during his entire life has been active in the affairs of this town, and a respected and esteemed member of this community. He went into the meat business in 1865; and the excellence of his judgment, as well as his popularity with the leading pubic is evidenced in his successful continuance in that business until 1903. He also had owned and managed a large farm near the village for a number of years although his home was in the village. The appreciation of his townsmen was shown in his election as Highway Commissioner in 1890, and his election as trustee of the village for a number of years. Mr. Taylor was also a valued member of Summit Lodge, No. 219, F. & A. M., the A. O. U. W.; Knights of Honor and Royal Arcanum.

He was married November 1, 1871, to Miss Sarah A. Crosgrove, and she, with one son, Jay, and three daughters, Jennie, Fannie and Madeline, also two brothers, Robert and John of this place and one sister, Mrs. Quigley of Erie, survive him and have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. The funeral was held from his late home on Main street Tuesday afternoon, and was largely attended, all of the business places being closed during the services out of respect to the deceased. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. George L. MacClelland and at the cemetery were conducted by Summit lodge, the lodge attending in a body. The interment was in Westfield cemetery.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., March 2, 1938, p. 1.

J. C. Taylor Badly Injured.

Was Walking Along Road When Struck by Car Driven by Salamanca Man.

J. C. Taylor, about 70 years old, R. F. D. 3, Westfield, was admitted to the Jamestown General Hospital last night with a fractured skull sustained when struck at the westerly village line of Westfield about 8 o'clock. His condition is reported as fair.

Taylor was brought to the Hospital by the Crandall and Stowell ambulance of Westfield.

Coroner William B. Crandall of Westfield, who investigated under the belief Taylor might have been killed, said the car that struck Taylor was driven by Richard Elwell, 29 years old, of Salamanca, a brakeman on the B. & O. Railroad. According to Coroner Crandall, Elwell was traveling west toward Erie and Taylor was walking west with traffic instead of facing oncoming traffic.

The coroner determined that it was the right rear fender and window of the Elwell car that struck Taylor.

When he found Taylor was still living, Coroner Crandall turned the case over to State Troopers at the Westfield Barracks who took Elwell's statement and then released him pending further investigation and the outcome of Taylor's injuries.

Taylor resides about two miles west of Westfield on the main Erie-Westfield highway.

Mr. Taylor died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1938. The funeral was held from the Crandall & Stowell Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. J. Manley Spencer having the first part of the service and the Masons the closing service.

The burial was in the family lot in Westfield cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Jennie Taylor of Westfield and Mrs. Ridge, of Dunkirk.

"Westfield Repubican," Westfield, N.Y., August 23, 1950, p. 1.

Jennie C. Taylor

Miss Jennie Cosgrove Taylor died at the Westfield Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 1950 after several months illness. She was born June 19, 1875, the daughter of James and Sarah Cosgrove Taylor and had resided in Westfield all of her life, the past sixty years at 58 Main Street, where she operated a tourist home.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Crown Chapter, O. E. S.

She is survived by a sister Mrs. Madeline Ridge, Dunkirk; a nephew, Robert Ridge, Millersport, N. Y. and several cousins.

The funeral was held at the Barber Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Paul L. Denise officiating. Interment was in the Westfield cemetery.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., May 13, 1925, p. 1.


Again one of our faithful members has been called home. Mrs. Sarah A. Crosgrove Taylor was called to her Heavenly home, March 14, 1925.

She spent her entire life in Westfield.

She was the daughter of John and Sarah Crosgrove. Their membership in our church dated back to 1831.

In early life she married James Taylor. In 1866 she came into membership with our church.

A more faithful, conscientious woman it would be hard to find. In matters of church, she was a quiet worker. In the Missionary society she was always ready to do her part. For years she worked on the work committee with her sister, Mrs. Jane Mateer, Mrs. Mary Nixon, Miss Jane Johnston, Mrs. Dieffenbach, Mrs. Durand and others. It is of the loyalty and faithfulness of such members that the Society exists today. A constant, faithful member for years. Always at the meetings if possible. Her hands were never idle.

During the World war she was busy knitting for the soldiers, a cause dear to her heart.

She was a devoted member of the Home Department of our Sunday school, always at the Thursday evening service when her health permitted. her name will be added to the long list of those who have gone before us, and whom we hold in loving remembrance.

[by] Hannah D. Johnston.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., May 9, 1900, p. 4.


James Orville Guild, who died at Westfield, N. Y., April 17. was born at Hume, Alleghany Co., this state, February 25, 1828. About the year 1867 he moved to Westfield, and purchased the Wright and Patterson farms at the east end of the village. He first engaged in lumbering, making his home in Titusville, and in the early days of the Oil excitement was very successful as an Oil producer, having seen the days when he got twelve dollars per barrel for oil. At the age of 23 he married Mary Foster, of Titusville, whom he leaves a widow, besides three brothers, Romanzo, Preston and Lionel Guild, also five children, William P. Guild, of Columbus, Mrs. A. E. Peirce and Mrs. Joseph M. Mateer, both of Westfield, Mrs. Carl J. Seymour, of Buffalo, and Frank Guild, of Bradford, also several grand children and great grand children.

Westfield Republican, Westfield, N.Y., November 25, 1959, p. 3.

Mrs. Fanny Wright

Mrs. Fanny Mateer Wright, 92, died at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, 1959 in the Birnagin[?] Nursing Home on Martin Wright Road. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Mrs. Wright was born in Westfield, June 25, 1867, a daughter of Robert M. and Jane Cosgrove Mateer. In 1888, she was married to Albert Wright of Buffalo. The couple spent their married life in Kenmore. Mr. Wright died in 1942.

Seven years ago, Mrs. Wright returned to the town to make her home with her nephew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mateer of 16 Oak St. Mrs. Wright lived at that address until three years ago, when she was removed to a nursing home. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

Her survivors include two nephews, Edward Mateer and Robert Mateer, both of Westfield, and a niece, Mrs. Harry W. Peterson of Connecticut.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family in Barber Funeral Home, Westfield. Rev. Alan O. Gripe[?], pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Westfield cemetery.