OBITUARY

Name:   Ella Della (Putnam) Dearlove

From:  The Steuben Courier, Bath, New York
Date:  February 7, 1941

In the death of Ella Putnam Dearlove, a community and a family have lost a vigorous influence for the finest in all things. Interested in the church, Garden Clubs, Social Service and beneficial organizations of the town she found great pleasure in their activities and enjoyed the contacts they afforded.

Ella Putnam Dearlove was born June 19, 1869 in Prattsburg, the daughter of Aaron and Ada Graves Putnam. She was educated in Naples and Prattsburg schools and Geneseo Normal, teaching school before her marriage to John L. Dearlove July 3, 1895. Last summer they celebrated their forty-fifth anniversary with a family party.

Until 1918 they lived in Prattsburg where Mrs. Dearlove was active in the Methodist church and village groups. When the family moved to Bath she transferred her interest in people and affairs to this village where she was identified with Girl Reserves, the W.C.T.U. and any organization she felt was helpful. She found great pleasure in her garden and enjoyed sharing its beauties. So there will be reminders of her when Spring returns to this section and the flowers bloom. The many beautiful floral tributes seemed especially appropriate for one to whom a garden meat so much happiness.

Mrs. Dearlove was not considered seriously ill when she was taken to the hospital on Friday but slipped into Everlasting Peace as she slept about five o'clock Saturday morning. Surviving to miss her but to be grateful for memories are her husband; three sons, Welborne of Syracuse, Homer of Nyack and Hughes of Hillsdale; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Henderson of Hillsdale and Mrs. Isadora Travis of Allwood, New Jersey and two grandsons in Syracuse. Mrs. Dearlove had three brothers, Arthur of Prattsburg, Aaron of Wheeler, and Dwight of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and three sisters, Miss Cora Putnam of Brandon, Florida, Miss May Putnam of Yonkers and Mrs. Lillian Miller of Naples.

The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. George Keeling on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Frank Mayer sang "There Will Be No Night There," and the bearers were more family friends--Harry Angel, Charles DeWitt, Fred Hall, Edwin Phillips, Oliver Barnes and Fred Cooper. Burial was in Nondaga Cemetery.