Name:   Glenn E. Garthwait

From:  The Bolivar Breeze, Bolivar, New York
Date:  Thursday, October 5, 1916


Glenn E Garthwait Passed Away Monday Morning.  Aged 26 years.

Glenn E. Garthwait, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Garthwait, passed away at the family home on Friendship Street at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, October 2, aged 26 years, 7 months and 10 days.  He had been in poor health for the past nine months, death resulting from a general nervous breakdown.

Mr. and Mrs. Garthwait and their son went to St. Petersburg, Fla. last February where they spent some time in the hopes that the change of climate would be beneficial to his health.  His condition did not improve much.  On Sept. 17, his parents accompanied him to Battle Creek, Mich. sanitarium where he received treatment but his condition did not seem to improve, so they returned home last week, Wednesday.  From that time on his condition grew steadily worse.  Dr. Allen A. Jones of Buffalo, an eminent nerve specialist was called to Bolivar, Sunday, to diagnose the case.  After a careful examination he decided that it was nervous trouble for which Dr. J. C. Earle and Dr. H. L. Hulett had been treating the patient.  Sunday night the young man was taken suddenly worse, dying the following morning.

Glenn E. Garthwait was born in Bolivar, Feb. 22, 1890.  He was graduated from the Bolivar high school in June 1909.  Later he entered the State Bank of Bolivar as a bookkeeper, which position he held until a few weeks ago when he was obliged to quit work, owing to ill health.

He was also engaged in the oil business being a member of the Garthwait Oil Co., operating in Bolivar township.

The young man had always lived in Bolivar and he was held in the highest esteem.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church; a former director of the choir; a good violist and vocalist who will be greatly missed in musical circles.  He was also a member of Bolivar Macedonia  lodge No. 258, F. & A. M. and Bolivar Chapter No. 280, R. A. M.  He was a young man of exemplary habits; loved his home; was devoted to his parents and had a host of friends who deeply regret his untimely death.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Garthwait; and two aunts, Mrs. Fred A. Hulbert of Bolivar and Mrs. Charles Glass of Limestone, who have the sympathy of all their great bereavement.

The funeral was held at the home at 2 o'clock this Thursday afternoon,  Rev. J. B. Harry of the M. E. church officiating.  The interment was made in the family lot in the Bolivar cemetery, the service at the grave being in charge of the Masons. 

  The Bolivar Breeze, Bolivar, New York
Date:  Thursday, October 12, 1916 


It Was Held on Thursday Afternoon and Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Glenn Garthwait was held at his late home on Friendship Street in Bolivar at two o'clock Thursday afternoon and was largely attended.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Harry, pastor of the M. E. church of which the deceased was a member.  The music was provided by Mrs. U. G. Wilson, Messrs. Joseph Latham and Harold Zimmerman, with Mrs. R. L. Herrick at the piano.  Three hymns were sung: "Still, Still With Thee," "Lead Kindly Light," and "Nearer, Still Nearer".

There were many beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends, attesting to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

The funeral was the largest held in Bolivar in some time.  In the procession were forty-five automobiles, the body being conveyed to the cemetery in the Carter motor hearse.  The Masons attended in a body, conducting the service at the grave.  The pallbearers were members of the Masonic order, R. L. Stetson, Plummer Burdick, Leon MacDonnell, Charles Kreiner, Russell Morehouse and Wallace Smith.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glass and son Wallace, Tuna, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. John Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Webster, Silver Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garthwait and daughters Vera and Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Root, Wellsville; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. George Bartlett, Allentown; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hulbert, St. Mary's, Pa.; Wayne Hulbert, Bradford; Ella Hulbert, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beers, Hazelhurst, Pa.; Mrs. S. S. MacKenzie, Warren, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bradley, Hornell, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Mills, Wellsville; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Morehouse, Olean; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Thomas and Linda Bell, Olean; Bernard Gavin and Prof. Wight, Olean.