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Town’s oldest resident dead

Truman Everts, 92, Warrensburgh’s oldest resident, died Monday, March 3, 1913 of broncho-pneumonia. He had suffered from a cold which developed into pneumonia. His great age made it impossible to withstand the attack of the terrible disease.

Mr. Everts was born Aug. 10, 1820 in Thurman and came to Warrensburgh 38 years ago. He was brought up on a farm and the active years of his entire life were devoted to tilling the soil. When he moved to Warrensburgh, he bought a small farm on upper Hudson St. just outside the village where he lived in peace and comfort. His wife died four years ago. Alonzo Sherman was brought up by the old couple and he faithfully cared for them in their declining years. Mr. Everts deeded the property to Alonzo several years ago but retained a life lease.

The deceased was twice married. His first wife was Samantha Mead, by whom he had one daughter, Addie, who became the wife of Wallace Baker of Warrensburgh. She died some years ago leaving two children, Dr. Bertram T. Baker and Mrs. Howard Brown. Truman Everts was buried in the Warrensburgh Cemetery, with the Rev. H.F. Titus officiating.

(Note: The former Everts farmhouse is on the property just north of the Warrensburgh Cemetery on the east side, at 174 Hudson St. It has been owned and occupied by the same family for 138 years. Truman Everts bought the house in 1875 and deeded it to his adopted son, Alonzo Sherman who resided there with his wife, Anna Gregory. Their son Francis J. “Red” Sherman was born at home in 1920 and married Shirley Bell in 1965. Frank ran a motorcycle and used car sales shop on the property. His children were Carol and Joseph Sherman and stepdaughter, Faith McGinnis. He died at home Sept. 19, 2012 at the age of 92 years in the same bed he was born in and is buried in the cemetery next door in the Everts lot.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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