Obituary: Mrs J H Syphers

Mars Hill View, November 25, 1909

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]

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