Mars Hill View, November 25, 1909
Mrs. J. H. SYPHERS
Death in So. Portland of a former Mars Hill Citizen.
Lucy York, wife of Dr. James H. Syphers, died at her home, 170 Sawyer st., South Portland, Friday evening, Nov. 19, at a few moments past eight o’clock. Mrs. Syphers had been suffering from dropsy for a number of years though she has not been continually confined to her bed. Mrs. Syphers was born in Wakefield, N.B. and her childhood days were passed in her native town. At the age of 17 she came to Mars Hill and made her home with her sister. On June 13, 1861 she was married to Dr. James H. Syphers and for many years after they made their home in Mars Hill. About seventeen years ago they moved to South Portland, then Cape Elizabeth, and have resided ever since.
Mrs. Syphers is survived by her her husband, two sons and two daughters as follows: Albion S.,of Mars Hill; Harry J., of Stratham, N.H.; Dr. LeRoi S. Syphers,of Cornish, Me.:Mrs. Inez I. Johnson, of Berkeley, California and Mrs. Lydia Hersom, of Blaine.
She also leaves six sisters.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM from her late residence, 170 Sawyer street. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives and the floral display was beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. C. S. Woodworth of the Bethany Congregational church and was especially impressive. The pall bearers were her two sons Dr. LeRoi Syphers,Harry J. Syphers, and Edward Cole and Harry Seaford. Interment was at Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mrs. Syphers was a woman of noble character, a kind heart and a true mother. Her relatives have sympathy of a large number of friends.
[30 Jul 1842-19 November 1909]