Name: Erva Hannah (Barnes) Dearlove
From: The Prattsburg Advertiser,
Prattsburg, New York
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
Date: April 22, 1927
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.