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Sorrow and sad times at Darrowsville

Charles Harpp, 19, the youngest son of Sarah Ann Harpp, died March 18, 1911 at the home of his brother, Fred Harpp in Darrowsville, Chester, after four weeks illness with pneumonia. Early in the winter he contracted whooping cough, followed by the grippe. This left his lungs in such a weakened condition that he was unable to withstand the ravages of pneumonia which followed. He is survived by his widowed mother, five brothers, George, Uriah, Arthur, William and Fred Harpp and one sister, Mrs. Fred Vanderwerker.

The boy had tried to sing with his weak voice, "Rock of Ages," only a few hours before his death and the hymn was sung at his funeral. The bearers were Howard Seage, Grant Hill, Floyd Saville and Fayette McKee, all schoolmates of the deceased.

This is the fourth death in the family within a month. First was the father, Isaac Harpp, than the eldest son, Ernest Harpp and finally George Harpp, a nephew. William Harpp has been ill for three weeks with pneumonia, but is slowly recovering.

In other news, Charlotte Moulton, 69, widow of Josiah Moulton, died at the home of her son, Clarence Carpenter on River St., Warrensburgh after a week's illness of blood poisoning. She leaves one other son, Lafayette Carpenter of Indian Lake. Burial was in the Darrowsville Cemetery.

Man dies waiting for the doctor

Jeremiah Donovan, 64, a lifelong resident of Warrensburgh and North Caldwell, died Monday night, Feb. 27, 1911 at the Warren House in Warrensburgh.

He lived alone on the Donovan farm in North Caldwell and had been in poor health for several years. On Monday he came to Warrensburgh to consult Dr. Griffin. The physician was out of town and Donovan decided to remain at the Warren House hotel until his return. He was in a serious condition from heart and kidney trouble. On Tuesday morning Mrs. O'Connor went to his room and when he did not answer her repeated knocks, she entered his room and found him dead in bed. His two sisters, Anna Doyle and Ellen Donovan came to claim his body. He was buried March 1, 1911 in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Warrensburgh.

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