One Hundred Years Ago - Dec. 1908

Prominent jeweler dies

Abial Burdick Stackhouse, 50, died Dec. 15, 1908 at his home on Woodward Ave. Warrensburgh after a long illness of lung trouble. He had been confined to his home for a year.

He was born in Johnsburgh on June 20, 1859 and later learned the watchmaker's and jeweler's trade at Wevertown. He went to North Adams, Mass in 1887 to further his education at the large Patten & Co. store. He came to Warrensburgh in 1893 and opened his store here which was very successful. He repaired jewelry, watches, clocks, eyeglasses and spectacles and china bric-a-brac. Known as "Stackhouse, the jeweler", he sold diamonds, silverware and cut glass. His motto was, "Be wise; spend your money with a man who has good goods; who, when he does work, does it promptly, and when he sells you any article does not misrepresent it in order to draw money out of your pocket."

He married Miss Cora B. Farrar, a daughter of the late Hartwell S. Farrar, in 1896. His body laid in state at the Warrensburgh Baptist Church and the funeral was largely attended.

(Note... Cora Stackhouse survived her husband and later married a "Mr. Palmer." She died in 1944 and was laid to rest on the old east side of the Warrensburgh Cemetery beside her first husband, Abial Stackhouse).

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