OBITUARY

Name:   Lucy Samaria (Nellis) Gregory

From:  The Geneva Advertiser, Geneva New York
Date:   August 13, 1901

Mrs. Samaria Nellis Gregory, widow of the late Charles P. Gregory, died at her home on High St., Sunday morning, Aug. 4 of Bright's disease, aged 65 years.  She was the daughter of the late John D. and Samantha Stanton Nellis of Naples, N. Y. Her aged mother survives her, and also a brother, J. Warren Nellis, a well-known resident of Naples.  It was a source of much gratification to that mother to be able, at the age of nearly 92 years, to spend a little time with this only daughter and to soothe her last hours.  Mrs. Gregory had not been in good health for several years, but it was hoped that she might be spared to the only daughter for at least a few happy years together in their new home in this city, they having left the farm in April last.  This second bereavement -- but a little more than a year since the death of her father, comes with all the more force to the daughter, Miss Frances, thus left entirely alone.  For Mrs. Gregory was as faithful, loving and sympathizing a mother as she was a wife.  Her whole life was given up to the welfare of those she loved, and much of her husband's success in life was due to her wise and helpful and hearty cooperation in his plans.

Early in life she joined the Methodist Church in Naples and was an active worker in the society until her marriage and removal to Seneca.  There she became a member of the Presb. Church at No. 9.  She quietly and faithfully tried to do her duty in God's sight, and at the last expressed herself as ready to go up higher.  The funeral was held at 60 High St. on Tuesday afternoon, Reverend Mr. Weller and Rev. Mr. Temple, her old pastor officiating.  The beautiful floral tributes and the presence of many old and new friends testified to the respect in which she was held.  She was laid to rest in Glenwood as was her request, and the remains of Mr. Gregory will be brought back here from Naples, and laid beside her.  They lived and worked together, and in their death were not long separated.

In so sort of times has one of the old homes of Seneca changes, and the farm known for a century as the Gregory farm, and so greatly improved and cared for by their hands must pass into the possession of strangers.  Fortuante are those who obtain it, and enjoy the fruits of their labor.