Obituary: Mrs. Lydia M. Duryee
Mrs. Lydia M. Duryee, wife of the late John Duryea, died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Lindsey, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wednesday,
April 6, 1910. Age 78 years and five months. The cause of death was cancer
and she had been a great sufferer since last November. Miss. Lydia M.
Thomas was born in Thomastown, Crawford Co. Pa., November 19, 1831. She
lived at that place until a woman grown, receiving a common school
education. In the year 1850 she was united in marriage to John J. Duryea
and after a short time they moved to the Church farm on the Wattsburg road
in Union township where they lived until Mr. Duryee purchased a farm east
of this city, near what is known as the Pine Woods, where they lived until
his death which occurred in the year 1900, he having died while on a visit
to Ripley, N.Y. Eight children were born to this union, all of whom are
now living nearby. Mr. Andrew L. Duryea of Westfield, N.Y., Charles M.
Duryea of Union township, Mrs. Henry Howe of Brantford, Ont., Mr. Ernest
Duryea of Wattsburg, Mrs. Hiram Barton of Sherman, N.Y., Mr. G.M. Duryea
of Erie, Mrs. L.C. Lindsey and Mrs. Porter Loomis of Grand Rapids,
Michigan. Since the death of her husband she has made her home most
of the time with her daughter Mrs. Lindsey, where she died, and her every
want was carefully looked after, especially during her long illness. A
short funeral service was held at the Lindsey home in Grand Rapids on
Thursday at 12 o'clock, after which her remains were brought to this city,
arriving her Friday morning, and Saturday at 11 o'clock, funeral services
were held in the chapel in Evergreen cemetery conducted by Rev. S. M.
Sartwell and interment was made in the family lot beside her husband.