Name:   Erva Hannah (Barnes) Dearlove

From:  The Prattsburg Advertiser, Prattsburg, New York
Date:  April 22, 1927

The death of Mrs. C. Welbourne Dearlove occurred at the family home in Prattsburg on Sunday afternoon, April 17, 1927, following a long period of ill health.

Ervia H. Barnes was born near Tyrone on April 20, 1884 [sic], one of a family of fourteen children and she was the last of her family to go. She was married to C. Welbourne Dearlove on September 15, 1867, who, with two sons, John L. Dearlove, of Bath, and George Dearlove, of Prattsburg, and two daughters, Mrs. Ervia Horton and Miss Grace Dearlove, both of Prattsburg, a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren survive. One other daughter, Lena Wraight, died several years ago.

Mrs. Dearlove was an earnest Christian woman, always working for the right and for the better things in life. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church and all of its societies, a charter member of Bennett chapter O.E.S., a member of the Good Samaritan Circle of King's Daughters, also of the Prattsburg Grange, and the Temple Builders of the Baptist church and of the W.C.T.U. She always took an active part in the workings of the different societies and her wise council and ready help will be greatly missed in these circles.

Her funeral was held from the M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was conducted by Dr. Edward J. Cory, the pastor, assisted by Rev. William Hawthorne, of the Presbyterian church. Dr. Cory took for his text, II Timothy 4:7. "I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith." Words very appropriate in this instance. Mr. Cory spoke fittingly on the subject of a useful, helpful life and the sure reward to all believing ones.

The P.O.H, the O.E.S., the Ladies' Aid, and the Temple Builders attended the service in a body. The church was filled to overflowing and the casket was covered with a profusion of beautiful flowers. The internment was made in Prattsburg Rural cemetery.