Collection of Shoultes Obits

Terrel Shoultes

March, 1893


On Tuesday evening last, Wm. H. Shoultes, one of the most respected residents of East Newark, passed away suddenly. About six o'clock, Mr. Shoultes went to an outhouse. Some half hour later, as he did not return, a member of the family went to look for him, and found him sitting there dead. He was in his usual good health during the day, and heart disease was the cause of his death.

Mr. Shoultes was born near Albany, 62 years ago, his father removing to the eastern part of this town when he was a small boy. With the exception of a few years when he and his brother owned a large farm in the town of Tioga, he has been a resident of this town. He was honored and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, a son, and a daughter. The son, E.W. Shoultes is now in business in Philadelphia, and the daughter, Mrs. A.S. Adams was spending the winter with his family in that city. They arrived in town Wednesday evening.

The funeral took place from the East Newark Church Friday afternoon, with Rev. S.E. Luce officiating.


William H. Shoultes fell asleep in Jesus, at his home in East Newark, March 7, 1893, aged nearly 63 years. Brother Shoultes has been a laborer in the Master's vineyard for many years, and how well he did his work is attested by his many friends and neighbors whose testimony is "for he was a good man." He has made religion practicable by a consistent life, and has always maintained his integrity and honored the Master. His removal to his home in heaven was sudden in the extreme, for he ceased at once to work and live. So we are admonished to be ready also. He leaves a wife and two children, all of whom are workers in the church. In their great loss they are sustained by the grave divine and to look for the reunion to come. The Lord bless them and the church also, for we greatly miss him.

Owego (New York) Times August 23, 1894

Mrs. Ira Shoultes, a well known resident of East Newark, passed from life on Saturday, August 11th, after an illness of two days. Thursday morning, while all the other members of the family were at the barn milking, she suffered a severe shock, and was found sitting in a chair, partially paralyzed, but still able to make herself understood. Form that time, however, she failed rapidly until her death. As Lana Schnapp, the deceased was born in Germany August 14, 1830, she coming to this country later with her parents. When only 18 years of age, she united in marriage with Ira Shoultes, who survives her. She also leaves three sons and four daughters - Fred, Charles, and Chauncey, Mrs. John Neifer, Mrs. Alonzo Baldwin, and Mrs. Frank Westfall of this town, and Mrs. H.W. Stevens of Owego. The funeral took place Thursday, the 64th birthday of the deceased. Rev. J.B. Cook officiated at the funeral, and the remains were interred in the cemetery near the homestead.


Written in at top of Obit: Feb, 1899

Mrs. Emeline Snapp, whose illness we have mentioned several times, died at the home of her daughter, near Union Centre, Friday morning of last week. She had been gaining rapidly and was able to sit up a considerable, but Wednesday was taken with neuralgia and lived less than two days. The funeral took place from her old home in East Newark, Monday afternoon. Rev. J.B. Cook officiating, assisted by Rev. A.O. Austin of Union Centre.

As Emeline Shoultes, she was born Nov. 2, 1835 (should be 1825), at East Newark, on the farm where her brother, Ira Shoultes, now lives, and as her life has been spent in that vicinity, she was well known and most highly respected by all. For many years she was a member of the M.E. Church.

Her husband, Geo. Snapp, died some 16 years ago, and for a number of years she has made her home with her son, Ed, but when taken sick happened to be visiting her daughter. She leaves ...................

Owego (New York) Gazette March 14, 1901

Newark Valley, March 9 - The residence of Ira J. Shoultes was located first by Michael Wormer in 1798. He came from Guilderland, Albany County, N.Y. In 1824, Joel Brougham came from Guilderland and settled on the lot. He built a log house, and cleared the first fallow. Jacob Shoultes came from Knox in 1825. He bought the timber claim of Michael Wormer. He built a small frame house and cleared and improved the farm, which was his home during life. After his death, the property passed into the hands of his son, Ira J. Shoultes, which is his present place of residence.

Ira J. Shoultes was born November 21, 1827 in East Newark. He was married May 30, 1848 with Lana Schnapp. She was born Feb. 14, 1830 in East Newark. She was the mother of six children, four sons and two daughters as follows: Jacob Henry Shoultes born Sept. 2, 1849. Emma D. Shoultes born Aug. 16, 1855. Frederick C. Shoultes was born May 17, 1860. Charles H. Shoultes was born April 10, 1863. Mary E. Shoultes was born Dec. 18, 1865. Ella C. Shoultes was born March 18, 1868. Chauncey Shoultes was born August 31, 1870. Lanna, wife of Ira J. Shoultes died August 10, 1894. Mr. Shoultes has a home with his children on the farm. He has a pleasant and enjoyable home, and is enjoying life with them.

George J. Shoultes - son of Jacob Shoultes, was born June 20, 1839, in East Newark. He was married February 16, 1865 to Catherine Zee, daughter of Christopher Zee, of Newark Valley. She was the mother of two children: Ezra L. and Alice Shoultes. He married second October 25, 1895 to Rebecca Brougham, daughter of Joseph Brougham of Owego. She was born January 10, 1840. Mr. Shoultes is a farmer and is also enjoying life in a pleasant home in East Newark.

Owego (New York) Gazette November 14, 1901

Mrs. Sarah S. Shoultes, widow of Wm. A. Shoultes, was found dead, sitting in her chair, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.S. Adams, at Newark Valley in the evening of Nov. 1. She was 72 years of age. She leaves one son, E.W. Shoultes of Atlantic City, and one daughter, Mrs. A.S. Adams of this place.

February, 1904


George J. Shoultes, a life long resident of this town, died at his home in East Newark, Monday afternoon. For many years his health has not been good, but his last illness began in November, since which time he has been failing, the trouble being Brights Disease.

The funeral took place from the home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. W.L. Thorpe officiating, and the interment was made in the cemetery near S.E. Zimmer's. The deceased was the next to the youngest son of Jacob Shoultes, one of the early settlers of East Newark.

He was born at East Newark sixty-four years ago last June, and practically his entire life was spent in this town. In 1865, he married Miss Katherine Zhe, who died in 1891. In 1894. He married Rebecca Bradt, who, with one son, Ezra L. Shoultes of this village, and one daughter, Mrs. L.H. Whitmarsh, of Union Centre, survives him.

Of the Jacob Shoultes family of some ten children, well known here half a century ago, but three are now living - Ira, Elijah, and Seymour.

Owego (New York) Gazette
April 17, 1905

Ira Shoultes died April 17 at this home in the eastern region of the town of Newark Valley, aged 77 years. He was the son of Jacob I. Shoultes and died on the farm where he was born. He leaves three sons and four daughters: Fred, Charles, and Chauncey Shoultes; Mrs. John Niefer and Mrs. Frank Westfall of Newark Valley; Mrs. Alonzo Baldwin of Lisle, and Mrs. H.W. Stevens of Owego.

December 13, 1905


Oscar Chrysler, for many years a resident of East Newark, died on Sunday last at home on Oak Hill, east of Union Centre, aged 56 years. He had been ill for some time from Bright's disease and confined to his home some six weeks.

Mr. Chrysler's early life was spent in the Brougham neighborhood, between this village and Union Centre. His wife was Miss Mary Snapp, daughter of the late Geo. Snapp, and their home was at East Newark for many years, though for 16 years, at two different times, they have worked the farm where he died. He is survived by his wife and two daughters -- Mrs. Albert Cleveland of this town and Mrs. Marshall Turk who lived with her parents.

The funeral was held Wednesday, the burial being in East Newark. The burial was in charge of the Union tribe of Red Men, of which he was a member.

Tioga County (New York) Herald of Newark Valley>BR> June 15, 1912

Mrs. Erman Shoultes, whose critical illness for several weeks has been previously mentioned, died at her home in this village on Saturday morning, at 4:00 o'clock. The cause of death was officially certified as erysipelas.

The funeral was held at the home at 10:00 a.m. yesterday, and burial was at Hope Cemetery. Rev. W.F. Tower of the Baptist Church officiated. The floral offerings were very beautiful, and included pieces sent by the Senior Class of the High School, and Baracca and the Philathea Classes of the BaptistChurch. The Baraccas also attended in a body. Rhoda E., the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Henry, was born in the town of Nanticoke, on July 15, 1876, but this town had been her home since a young girl. She was married 18 years ago to Erman Shoultes and is survived, besides her husband and parents, by four children - Vera, Paul, Jay, and Stacey. She also leaves three sisters and one brother - Mrs. F.L. Blair of Union Center, Mrs. Leda Pitcher of Binghamton, Miss Lena Henry of Binghamton, and Lynn Henry of this place.

Especial sympathy is had for the eldest daughter, who is a member of the graduating class at the high school, and was preparing to take the trip to Washington, D.C. with the class. She was under the painful necessity of taking her examinations at the school yesterday afternoon, where a private examination was arranged for her.

Owego (New York) Times
October 16, 1912

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Shoultes of East Newark are mourning the sudden death of their daughter, Marion Margret Shoultes, who died on Sunday, after an illness of only a few hours with inflammation of the bowels.

Owego (New York) Times
January 12, 1913

Newark Heights, Dec. 29 - Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Shoultes had the misfortune to lose their little baby girl, ten months old. She had been ill for about a month. The little one suffered terribly, and Christmas Day, died and the body was buried Friday. The whole family have the sympathy of the neighborhood.

Helen Marie, only child of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Shoultes, who had been ill for nearly four weeks, died at 1:30 p.m. Christmas Day, of pneumonia. The funeral was held at the house Friday. Interment was at the East Newark Cemetery. The little one was 10 months and 13 days of age. The family have the greatest sympathy of many friends.

Newspaper Article, Friday, Jan. 17, 1919


Mrs. Frank Snapp, a former resident of this town, died suddenly on Wednesday evening of last week at her home in Endicott.

Mr. and Mrs. Snapp were on their way to attend a supper given by the Daughters of Pocahontas at Red Man's hall, Union. They started to walk, but, as they reached the home of F. White, corner of Loder St., Mrs. Snapp fell ill, and they stopped, and she sat on the porch. Mr. Snapp went to get a car to take her home, and on arriving there, a physician was called, but Mrs. Snapp only lived a few minutes after reaching home. Valvular heart trouble was the cause of death.

The deceased is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Jas. Wildman of Newark Valley, Mrs. Leroy Demo and Miss Jennie Snapp of Endicott; also one son, Private Jay Snapp of the Research and Inspection division, Signal Corps, now in Paris. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Eugene Livingston of East Freetown.

Mrs. Snapp was a member of the M.E. church of Endicott, the W.C.T.U. and the Daughters of Pocohontas, of which she was Past Pocohontas. She had lived in Union and Endicott for twenty years and had a host of friends in those villages.

The funeral held Saturday afternoon was very largely attended, and floral tributes were very numerous.

Owego (New York) Gazette
March 11, 1920

Erman F. Shoultes died Wednesday morning, March 3, of meningitis, following influenza, at the home of his son, Paul Shoultes, at Newark Valley, aged 47 years. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon and burial was in the cemetery at Newark Valley. He was employed at the Bordon plant at Newark Valley until about two months ago when he moved to the Robinson farm two miles south of Catatonk. After he was stricken, he was taken to the home of his son. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons; Paul Shoultes of Newark Valley; Jay Shoultes of Waverly; and Stacy Shoultes at home; and a daughter Mrs. Roy Tuttle of Owego.

Owego (New York) Gazette
August 20, 1920

A BABY IS SMOTHERED - A Richford correspondent says that Lloyd Shoultes, the infant son of Mrs. Wilma Cole Shoultes, was found dead in bed last Wednesday morning by the mother when she awoke. Dr. Goodell was summoned and decided that the child had in some way been smothered in the bed clothing during the night. The funeral was held Friday. The baby was born May 24, several months after the death of the father, Erman Shoultes, who died at Newark Valley of pneumonia.

Owego (New York) Times
January 20, 1921

Mrs. Nancy M. Shoultes, wife of Ira A. Shoultes, died on Monday, Jan. 10, at their home on Franklin Avenue, at the advanced age of 79 years. She was the daughter of Paul and Catherine (Zimmer) Schoolcraft and was born in East Newark Oct. 7, 1841.

She is survived by her husband and one son, Melvin O. Shoultes of this village. The Rev. E.P. VanDeventer, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated at the funeral, which was held at the home on Wednesday. Interment was in Hope Cemetery.

August 7, 1921


The funeral of Edw Snapp was held at his home on Main Street, on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended.

Mr. Snapp died at this home on Friday morning, Aug. 5. He had been in failing health from heart disease for some time but only confined to his bed for three days.

He was the son of George Snapp and was born at East Newark on Apr. 10, 1859. He grew to manhood on the farm where he was born and later owned the farm, conducting it until about eight years ago, when he sold it and moved to this village. He was married, in 1884, to Etta Zimmer of this town, who, with one son, LeRoy, of Binghamton, survives him. He was a man respected by all who knew him and for many years active in the affairs of the M.E. Church.

He leaves three brothers and two sisters, George and Henry Snapp of this town, Frank Snapp of Endicott, Mrs. Mary Chrysler of Endicott, and Mrs. Elber Chrysler of Union.



Endicott, Oct. 16 - Owen B. Shoultes of 112 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, died this morning 5 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.H. Woodward at Warsaw, N.Y. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a brother, George Shoultes of Endicott. The body will be brought to Endicott for funeral and burial.

Tioga County Herald
August 10, 1926


Endicott, Aug. 10 - Mary A. Chrysler, 76, of Binghamton, died suddenly at 11:30 o'clock Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Cleveland in East Newark.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Carrie Turk of Binghamton; a sister, Mrs. Elber Chrysler of Union Center; two brothers, George Snapp and Henry Snapp of Newark Valley; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Cleveland home, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in East Newark.

Owego (New York) Gazette
April 21, 1927

Chauncey Shoultes, a well-known farmer of the town of Newark Valley, died at his home north of Newark Valley village, on the Jenksville Road, on Tuesday evening, April 12, aged 56 years. The funeral was held at the house last Friday afternoon, Rev. D.C. Lewis officiating, and burial was in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley, New York. He was the son of Ira and Lana (Snapp) Shoultes, and was born on August 12, 1870. He had been a farmer in the town of Newark Valley all of his life. Besides his wife, he leaves two brothers, Ira (should be Charles) and Fred Shoultes of Newark Valley, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Westfall of Newark Valley, and Mrs. Henry W. Stevens of Owego.

Owego (New York) Gazette
June 21, 1927

Melvin O. Shoultes, a prominent resident of Newark Valley, and a valued employee for many years at the Bordon plant, died at his home on Franklin Avenue, Wednesday, June 15, at 6 o'clock, from heart disease, from which he had been incapacitated for several weeks. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon, at the home, the Rev. W.E. Elwood officiated. N.P. Lewis was in charge.

He was born at East Newark, September 19, 1868, the son of Ira and Nancy Schoolcraft Shoultes. He married Dora Quick, 36 years ago, who survives him. He leaves a son, William Shoultes, of Binghamton, and a little granddaughter, Vivian Shoultes, who the grandparents have had since a baby. He was a member of the Ahwage Tribe, IMP O.R.M. of this village.

May 28, 1928


Henry O. Snapp, a well known resident of this village and life long resident of the town, died at his home on Main Street, Sunday night, May 27.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. W.E. Elwood officiating, R.H. Hall of McGraw, Undertaker, and burial was in Hope Cemetery. He was a member of the Newark Valley Lodge, F & A M, and the lodge conducted services at the grave, L.H. Smith delivering the funeral oration.

Henry Oscar Snapp was the son of George and Emeline (Shoultes) Snapp and born at East Newark on Jan. 5, 1862. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Elber Chrysler of Union Center, the last of a family of ten children. He married Miss Estella Pierce who survives him, forty-six years ago. He also leaves two sons, Reed, of Newark Valley, and Paul, of Newark, N.J.

Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Snapp purchased a farm on Wilson creek, in the northeastern part of the town, which he operated for many years until he removed to this village about 25 years ago. He operated the stage from this place to Union for some time and later, for 14 years was employed as assistant to F.W. Witter in his furniture and undertaking business. He had also been employed at various periods in several other stores in town, but for the past eight or nine years, had worked at the Bordon plant, a valued employee, well liked by all his fellow employees.

Some four months ago, he was taken ill with grip and flu and later suffered (a) severe heart attack, being in critical condition for some days. He had recovered so as to be about the house but about six weeks ago, suffered a slight cerebral hemmorrhage and failed gradually.

Newspaper - Friday, April 25, 1930


Fred Shoultes, well known former stockman and poultry raiser, died at his home on John Street in this village at 2:45 Wednesday morning, April 23.

Mr. Shoultes for over a year had suffered from severe heart attacks and his death was not expected. However, on Tuesday he was about the premises as usual, spent the evening talking to his family and went to bed and asleep. At about 11:00, his wife awakened and hearing an unusual noise from her husband's room, found him unconscious, and he could not be revived.

The funeral will take place at the Methodist church tomorrow at 2:00, Rev. W.E. Elwood officiating, undertaker Lewis in charge, and burial will be at the East Newark Cemetery.

Frederick Shoultes was the son of Ira and Laney Snapp Shoultes and he was born at East Newark on May 3, 1858. In 1881, he married Mary Dodge and built a house on his father's farm and they began housekeeping there. This house burned about ten years ago and another was built. Years ago, Mr. Shoultes became interested in purebred stock and developed a large herd of Guernseys, Ayrshires, and Holsteins, with which for some years, he made the circuit of the fairs, showing his stock for premiums. About 24 years ago, as he was just starting his stock from his home for fairs, he was attacked by a bull and narrowly escaped with his life, and was so badly injured that he was laid up for a long time and never fully recovered. He then quit the stock showing and with his son, Elmer, went into the poultry business extensively. At one time, Shoultes & Son had nearly 4,000 hens, and they took large numbers of birds of many varieties on a circuit of the fairs each year. The discontinued showing at the fairs in 1917, but continued to keep a large number of laying hens and were among the largest poultry producers in the state. Three years ago, they sold the farm and purchased property on John Street in this village, where they built large poultry houses and presently have about 2,000 hens there. Elmer, who has always been associated with his father in business, has been ill for over a year past, and has now been confined to his bed for months and is not improving, after various treatments and an operation at the hospitals.

Mr. Shoultes is survived only by his wife and son and one brother, Charles Shoultes, of this village. He was a man most highly respected by all who knew him.

Owego (New York) Times
April 29, 1930

Newark Valley April 29 - Frederick Shoultes died at his home on Maple Avenue, on Wednesday afternoon, at the age of 72 years, after having been in ill health for a long time with heart trouble. He was the son of Ira Shoultes and Laney (Snapp) Shoultes and was born at East Newark, May 3, 1858. He married Miss Mary Dodge forty-nine years ago. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. W.E. Elwood officiating with burial at East Newark. For many years, Mr. Shoultes was engaged in the raising of purebred cattle and exhibited these at county fairs. Later, in company with his son, Elmer Shoultes, they became poultry breeders, which they also exhibited at fairs and became one of the largest poultry raisers in the state. About three years ago, they moved to Newark Valley. Frederick Shoultes purchasing the Walter Westfall bungalow on Maple Avenue, and Elmer Shoultes purchasing the former Lydia Howard place on John Street, and erected large poultry houses on the later place.

Mr. Shoultes is survived by his wife, and one son, Elmer Shoultes, and a brother, Charles Shoultes, all of Newark Valley. Much sympathy is expressed to the entire family as Mr. Shoultes's health has been very poor, and the son, Elmer Shoultes, has been an invalid for the year past, and a great sufferer.

Owego (New York) Times
June 24, 1930

Elmer Shoultes, a well known and highly respected citizen of Newark Valley, died at his home on John Street, in that village, at about midnight Sunday evening, of acute Brights Disease. Mr. Shoultes had been ill for about one year, but confined to his bed for many months and an extreme, but patient sufferer.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. The Rev. W.E. Elwood officiating. Burial in McCullough District Cemetery.

Mr. Shoultes was the son of Fred and Mary (Dodge) Shoultes, and was born on the Shoultes farm in the eastern part of the Town of Newark Valley, 47 years ago. He married Miss Nina May Westcott more than 21 years ago and she survives him. They have no children, a son, Lloyd Shoultes having died five years ago this month, following a long illness. Besides his wife, he is survived by an aged mother, his father, Frederick Shoultes, having died exactly two months previous to his death. Mr. Shoultes had spent his entire life in this vicinity, having been associated with his father in the farm and dairy business in East Newark. For many years, they were engaged in the raising of purebred stock which they exhibited at the fairs for premiums. They later discontinued the stock showing and went into the poultry business very extensively, having at one time about 4000 hens. This poultry was also exhibited at the fairs for many years, and they were numbered among the largest poultry raisers in the state. About three years ago, father and son sold the Shoultes farm, at East Newark, and moved into the village, the father Frederick Shoultes purchasing the former Walter Westfall home on Maple Avenue, and Elmer Shoultes purchasing the former Lydia Howard home, on John Street. Large poultry houses were at once erected on John Street, and they still carried on an extensive poultry business.

Much sympathy is extended to both wife and mother who have so tenderly cared for him in his long illness and extensive suffering. Mr. Shoultes spent much time in hospitals two different times in an effort to regain his health, but all in vain.

(Newspaper article), Friday, June 27, 1930


Elmer Shoultes died at his home on John Street in this village on Sunday night, June 22, after an illness of over a year and weeks of extreme suffering.

The funeral was held at his home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. W.E. Elwood of the M.E. Church officiating with N.P. Lewis in charge. Burial was at the East Newark Cemetery.

The deceased was 47 years of age and born at East Newark, the only son of Fred and Mary Dodge Shoultes. He married Miss Nina Westcott, twenty-one years ago and she, with his mother, are all of the immediate family surviving. An only son, Lloyd, died when a young boy some five years ago.

Mr. Shoultes was a quiet man, respected and well liked by all who knew him, and widely known among the many former large exhibitors of cattle and poultry at the various fairs. His early life was spent on the farm of his father at East Newark and as a young man, he became an extensive poultry breeder and dealer and he was also associated with his father in breeding and exhibiting a large herd of cattle at the fairs. He was at one time, the largest exhibitor of poultry in the state, showing over 2,000 birds, and during these years was also extensively engaged in breeding poultry for laying; at one time they having over 4,000 birds. The showing of poultry at the fairs was discontinued twelve years ago.

About three years ago, the Shoultes farm was sold and the two Shoultes families removed to this village. Elmer buying the former Urial Howard place on John Street and Fred, the Westfall home on Maple Ave. On the John Street property, they built large poultry houses and father and son continued engaged extensively in this business, keeping upwards of 2,000 laying hens.

Owego (New York) Times
October 16, 1934


Charles N. Shoultes, a life long resident of Newark Valley, died at his home on Whig Street at 9 o'clock on Thursday night, October 11. He had been ill for several months from embolism and resultant gangrene in the foot.

The funeral was held at the Newark Valley M.E. Church, the Rev. James Bartlett officiating and N.P. Lewis in charge, on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The deceased was born at East Newark, the son of Ira and Lana Snapp Shoultes, on April 10, 1863. He married Henrietta Zimmer, and most of his life was spent in farming at East Newark, until he purchased a home in the village 17 years ago.

He is survived by his widow, and son Arthur, and one daughter, Mrs. Fenton Daniels, both of Newark Valley. He also leaves five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Frank Westfall of East Newark, and Mrs. Henry Stevens of Owego.

Owego (New York) Gazette
October 22, 1935

Mrs. Mary J. Shoultes, widow of Chauncey Shoultes and a highly respected citizen of Newark Valley, died at her home in that village on Friday, October 18, 1935, aged 72 years. She was born in Newark Valley on November 4, 1862, the daughter of Thomas and Ann (Mahar) Brick. Her father was born in Limerick, Ireland, and her mother was a native of Rosegre, Ireland. Mrs. Shoultes's husband died in 1926.

She is survived by two brothers, John Brick and Thomas Brick, both of Owego; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Rawley, of Ithaca, Mrs. Katherine Sandwick, of Richford, and Mrs. George Mix, of Newark Valley. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Church in Newark Valley. The Rev. D. Glyn Lewis officiated. Burial was in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley.

Owego (New York) Times
October 8, 1935

Mrs. Edith Fundis Shoultes, wife of Paul H. Shoultes, one of Newark Valley's most respected citizens, died at her home in that village shortly after midnight Saturday, October 5, 1935, following a brief illness. She was 47 years old.

Mrs. Shoultes became ill while driving her automobile in Newark Valley late Friday afternoon. She managed to drive the car home, where medical aid was quickly summoned. She soon lapsed into unconsciousness, however, and died after midnight after suffering two seizures.

The decadent was born at Richford, and later the family moved to Owego, where Mrs. Shoultes attended Owego Free Academy. The family then removed to Binghamton, and while residing in that city, Mrs. Shoultes was married. She and her husband established their home in Newark Valley 19 years ago, and Mr. Shoultes is the owner and operator of a large pheasant farm in that village. Mrs. Shoultes was a quiet and homeloving woman who made a host of friends. She was for many years chairman of the Newark Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, and spent many hours in this work among needy families. She was also a member of the Onyx Chapter, O.E.S. Although she had been in ill health for some time, Mrs. Shoultes death came as an unexpected shock to her many friends.

She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Blanche Scott of South Newark, Claude Fundis of Binghamton, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hope Cemetery Mausoleum where interment was made. N.P. Lewis was in charge, and the Rev. James E. Bartlett officiated.

Owego (New York) Gazette
November 18, 1943


Mrs. Mary E. Stevens, widow of Henry W. Stevens, formerly a well known resident of this village, died on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Howden Nursing Home in east Main Street, aged 76 years. Her funeral was held at the Richards Funeral Home in the town of Tioga, the Rev. Theodore L. Conklin and the Rev. Floyd E. Richards officiating. The burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Stevens was a daughter of Ira and Lana (Snapp) Shoultes, and was born on Dec. 18, 1866 at Newark Valley. She had lived in this village the last 50 years.

Mrs. Stevens leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Goodreau of this village, one sister, Mrs. Ellen (Ella) Westfall of Newark Valley: one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Richards, and one great granddaughter, Betty Ann Richards, both of the town of Tioga, and several nieces and nephews.

Owego (New York) Gazette
September 14, 1944


Mrs. Ella Westfall, wife of Frank Westfall, died early on Tuesday morning, Sept. 12 at her home at Newark Valley, after a short illness, aged 76 years. Her funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Richards Funeral Home at Newark Valley. The Rev. Floyd E. Richards, of Newark Valley, will officiate. The burial will be in the East Newark Cemetery.

Mrs. Westfall was a daughter of Ira and Lana (Snapp) Shoultes, and was born on March 18, 1868 in the town of Newark Valley where she had lived all her life. She was a member of the Newark Valley Methodist Church and the Newark Valley Grange. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Miss Lena Westfall, and one son, Clark Westfall of Newark Valley, and several nieces and nephews.

(issue unknown) November, 1944

JONES AND RAYMOND DISTRICT - Nov. 21 -- Mrs. Vera (Shoultes) Tuttle, wife of Roy Tuttle, for many years a highly respected resident of Jones District, died at the Ideal Hospital, Endicott, at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, Nov. 15 following a major operation, aged 49 years. Mrs. Tuttle was born at Newark Valley on January 12, 1895 and was the daughter of (H)erman and Rhoda (Henry) Shoultes. She possessed rare skill which those who knew her deeply appreciated and was tireless in her efforts to do for others and it will long be remembered by a wide circle of friends that she gave so generously of her time and talent to promote a sewing circle which gladdened the hearts of so many homes at Christmas time. Mrs. Tuttle was a member of the Goodrich Settlement home bureau. She is survived by her husband; one son Gerald; three grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Shoultes of Newark Valley, Jay, of Owego, and Stacey in France. Two aunts, one of Binghamton and one in Buffalo. The funeral which was largely attended was held Saturday afternoon from the Richards Funeral Home. The Rev. Floyd Richards officiated. The floral tributes were unusually large and beautiful, manifesting the high esteem in which she was held. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

December 12, 1944

Paul H. Shoultes, former Mayor and prominent businessman of this village, died early Sunday morning of a heart attack in his shop on North Avenue in Owego.

Mr. Shoultes was found on the floor of his barber shop by his brother Jay. Coroner Rupert said that he had died late Saturday night, or early Sunday morning.

Paul H. Shoultes was born in Newark Valley on April 11, 1879 (should have been 1897), son of Erman and Rhoda Henry Shoultes. He attended school here. He married Miss Edith Fundis of Owego. They had two children, both of whom died at birth. Mrs. Shoultes passed away in 1935.

He served here, both as trustee, and Mayor of this village, and is credited with being largely responsible for "getting Water Street out of the mud." He worked diligently to have the street paved, and it was done when he became Mayor.

He leaves two brothers: Jay of Owego, and Cpl. Stacy Shoultes, who is in Belgium. A sister, Mrs. Roy Tuttle of Owego, died on November 13.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, 1944, at the Richards Funeral Home here. Burial was in the mausoleum.

Owego (New York) Gazette
April 15, 1948

Arthur Shoultes of Newark Valley died on Sunday morning, April 11, at Ideal Hospital, aged 58 years. His funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home at Endicott, the Rev. Adrian B. Foote, pastor of the Central Methodist Church of Endicott officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery at Newark Valley.

Mr. Shoultes was the son of Chas and Henrietta (Zimmer) Shoultes, and was born on April 12, 1890 at Newark Valley. He was a shoe worker by trade.

He leaves three daughters: Mrs. Evelyn Cornwell of Binghamton; Miss Maryetta Shoultes of Newark Valley, and Mrs. Hilda Snitchler of Johnson City. One son: Kenneth Shoultes of Newark Valley. One sister: Mrs. Fenton Daniels, also of Newark Valley, and eight grandchildren.

Owego (New York) Gazette
December 2, 1948


Mrs. Ezra L. Shoultes, widow of Ezra Shoultes, died on Sunday, November 21, at her home in the Rock Road region of Newark Valley, aged 79 years. Her funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon of last week at the MacPherson Funeral Home in Newark Valley, the Rev. W.E. Elwood officiating. The burial was in the mausoleum at Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley.

Mrs. Shoultes was a daughter of Alpheus and Hannah (Orton) Pierce, and was born on April 10, 1869 at Nanticoke, Broome County. Nearly all of her life had been spent in, or near Newark Valley. She was a member of the Newark Valley Methodist Church.

She leaves three nieces, Mrs. Grace Stowe, of Cortland, Mrs. Eloise Prince, of Endicott, and Mrs. Florence Kenyon, of Newark Valley, and three nephews, Paul Snapp, of Newark, New Jersey, and Reed Snapp and Charles Culver, of Newark Valley.

Owego (New York) Gazette
April 14, 1949

Mrs. Carrie S. Daniels, wife of Fenton Daniels, died suddenly early Wednesday morning, April 6, at her home in Whig Street, Newark Valley, aged 61 years. Her funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at the MacPerson funeral home at Newark Valley, the Rev. William E. Elwood officiating. The burial was in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley.

Mrs. Daniels was a daughter of Charles and Henrietta (Zimmer) Shoultes, and was born on January 30, 1888, at East Newark. She was a member of the East Newark Methodist Church during its existence and of Gem Rebekah Lodge, of Newark Valley.

Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Leslie Daniels, of Newark Valley; her mother, Mrs. Henrietta Shoultes, also of that village, and two granddaughters.

Owego (New York) Gazette
June 25, 1952


Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Shoultes, 90, of Newark Valley were held at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Saturday, at 2 p.m. The Rev. William E. Elwood officiated, and burial was in Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Shoultes died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the home of Mrs. Ella Davis, where she had been living for the past five years.

She was born in East Newark, October 9, 1861, and lived her entire lifetime in this community, the last 20 years in the village. Her parents were Daniel and Malvina (Settle) Zimmer. Her marriage to Charles Shoultes, also of East Newark, took place on September 18, 1883. Their two children, Arthur Shoultes and Carrie Shoultes Daniels, and Mr. Shoultes preceded her in death.

She was an active member of the Methodist Church and church organizations as long as health permitted.

Survivors are a brother, David Zimmer of Silver Springs, Maryland, Five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Owego (New York) Gazette
November 29, 1953


John Dale Shoultes, 9-day-old son of Russell and Donna Lee Faust Shoultes of North Ave., died on Friday, Nov. 27, at Ideal Hospital in Endicott. Born at Ideal Hospital on Nov. 19, the infant is survived by his parents, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Faust of Memphis, Tenn.; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Shoultes of North Ave.; several aunts, uncles, cousins.

Private funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Elsbree of the Owego Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Tioga Cemetery.

John Dale Shoultes is buried in the Shoultes plot at Tioga Cemetery, near the village of Owego (Tioga County), New York.

Binghamton (New York) Press
February 2, 1960

Stacy E. Shoultes, 52, of Watson Avenue, Newark Valley, died Monday morning at the Veterans Hospital in Syracuse. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marian Shoultes of Newark Valley; a brother Jay Shoultes, of Owego, a half-brother Robert Shoultes of Cicero; and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, where a private funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. D. Glyn Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery at Newark Valley. Friends may call at Mr. Shoultes' home on Watson Avenue, Newark Valley. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society.

Owego (New York) Gazette
March 21, 1962


Tracy Jo Shoultes, five-day-old daughter of Russell and Donna (Faust) Shoultes of Owego RD 2, died Sunday, March 18, 1962 in Ideal Hospital, Endicott.

Besides her parents, she is survived by four brothers, Randy, Gary, Bryan, and Jeffrey, all at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Faust of Memphis, Tenn., her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Shoultes of North Avenue; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private prayer service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, Owego.

Endicott (New York) Press
October 31, 1975

Jay E. Shoultes, 76, of 242 North Avenue, Owego, died suddenly at his home last Thursday morning. He is survived by his wife, Martha (Brougham) Shoultes: 2 daughters; Mrs. Marjorie Faucett of Fayetteville, N.Y.: Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Pass of Owego: 2 sons; Donald P. Shoultes of Coral Gables, Florida; Russell D. Shoultes of Owego: a half-brother, Robert Shoultes of Cicero, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren: 2 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shoultes was born in Newark Valley, July 22, 1899, the son of Erman and Rhoda (Henry) Shoultes. He had been a resident of Owego for 56 years, and was retired from Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Owego. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richards Funeral Home, Owego, with the Rev. Kenneth Simpson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Cemetery. Friends may call at Richards Funeral Home Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9.

Endicott (New York) Press
January 23, 1988

Martha J. Shoultes, 86, 242 North Ave., Owego, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 22, 1988 at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law. Marjorie and Harold Faucett, Syracuse, and Joyce Pass, Owego: two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Vi Shoultes, Miami, Florida and Russell and Juanita Shoultes, Owego; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, one sister, May Taylor, Owego; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Midge Brougham, Owego; a sister-in-law, Marion Shoultes, Newark Valley. She was born in Owego, February 20, 1901.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jay Shoultes, in 1975. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Owego, a former Deaconess and member of the Friendship Circle of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. at Richards Funeral Home, Owego, with Rev. Kenneth Simpson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery, Owego. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home, Owego.

The Binghamton (New York) Press & Sun Bulletin
June 2, 1995


Mrs. Clara V. Shoultes, 75, of Vestal died at her residence Thursday unexpectedly. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Shoultes Sr., Vestal; four daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Thomas Parker, Endwell, June and Robert LaFayette, Fort Lee, NJ, Patricia MacBeth Lutrell, Annandale, VA, and Beverly Standish, Endicott; and one son and daughter-in-law Kenneth Jr. and Michele Shoultes, Johnson City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters and brothers-in-law Fanny and Nick Mancini, Vestal, Mary Parish, Florida, Adeline and Clarence Figuerado, Binghamton and Virginia Macuch, Endicott; three brothers and a sister-in-law Nick and Anna Macuch, Vestal, Al Macuch, Endicott, and Jim Macuch, Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral and Internment Services will be held Saturday from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main Street, Endicott, with the Rev. Father John Putano, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Saturday from 12 noon until service time at 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad, 324 Myrtle Street, Vestal, New York 13850.

SOURCE UNKNOWN (Syracuse, New York)
November 5, 1995


Ruth K. Shoultes, 76, of 5676 Crabtree Lane, Cicero, died Saturday at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Shoultes was a native of Syracuse and lived in Cicero since 1947. She was formerly employed with First Bank of Syracuse as an accountant. She also worked as a chef for Shay's Tavern in Cicero.

She was a member of the Cicero United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert of Cicero; two sons, Robert B. of Cicero and John H. of Liverpool; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 8261 S. Main St., Cicero.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 1118 B. Court St., P.O.Box 69, Syracuse, 13208.

SOURCE UNKNOWN (Syracuse, New York)
March 1, 1997


John H. Shoultes, 47, of 4275 Aurora Path, Liverpool, died Friday at Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness.

A Syracuse native, Mr. Shoultes lived in Liverpool 19 years.

He was employed 20 years by Meloon Foundries. He served in Viet nam with the army in 1971 and received the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a member of Liverpool American Legion Post 188 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30.

He was a 1969 graduate of North Syracuse High School.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Renne Shoultes; his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Shoultes of Milledgeville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Maurer Funeral Home, Liverpool. Burial will be on Onondata County Veterans Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. American Legion services are 2 :30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Durham (North Carolina) Sun
November 2, 1998


Mrs. Violet Valerie Shoultes, 74, resident of Durham, passed away courageously after battling a longtime illness. She was born December 15, 1923 in Houston, the daughter of the late Louis R. and Gladys F. Rawley Liles. Mrs. Shoultes was a veteran of World War II and a member of the U.S. Navy WAVES. Stationed in Pensacola, Fla., she met her beloved husband, Donald. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on October 5.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four adored children, Terrell Shoultes and his wife, Emily, of Jupiter, Fla., Bruce Shoultes and his wife, Wanda, of Huntsville, Ala., Patricia S. Botifoll and her husband, Alan, of Durham, and Marilyn S. Miller and her husband, David, of S. Miami; one devoted sister, Carolyn Castle and her husband, James, of Endicott, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Tad, Stacy, Valerie, and Lester Shoultes and Jason Miller and his wife, Vicki, and Aaron Miller; and many loving family members. We will miss you dearly and love you forever.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel by Rev. James C. Lee. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Service, 1105 Broad St., Durham, N.C. 27705.

Binghamton (New York) Sun
August 24, 2000


Marian L. Shoultes, 92, died peacefully on August 23, 2000, following a period of declining health. She is survived by her sister, Olive Barrett, Candor; nephews, Dale Barrett and William Cornell, Candor, Douglas Barrett, Slaterville Springs, Scott Barrett, Brooktondale; several nieces and a cousin, Gertrude (Trudy) Murch, Newark Valley. Marian was born on January 10, 1908, in the hamlet of Broughamtown (now Rt. 38B), a daughter of the late William and Florence (Prentice) Chrysler. She was predeceased by her husband, Stacy Shoultes; and a sister, Edna Cornell. She was a graduate of Newark Valley High School, class of 1925, and the Cortland Normal School. In 1963, she retired from the Newark Valley School system following 30 years of teaching elementary school. She was a 70 year member of the First Congregational Church Of Newark Valley, the Keystone Class, and the Choir. In addition, Marian was a charter member of the Newark Valley Senior Citizens, a 47 year member of Chapter B, PEO Sisterhood, a member of the former Gem Rebekah Lodge and the NYS Retired Teachers Association. Marian was a kind and loving woman who was always concerned for others. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, with her Pastor, Rev. Rolf Eschke, officiating. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery. The family will receive their friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to her church or PEO Sisterhood in loving memory of Marian L. Shoultes.

November 18, 2001

PARKER, SANDI J. of Endwell

Sandi J. Parker, 59, of Endwell died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital surrounded by her dear family and friends Saturday, November 17, 2001. Predeceased by her mother, Clara Shoultes. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Parker, Endwell, a loving mother of Tracy and Michael Woodruff. She is also survived by Lori Parker, Thomas and Randi Parker, and Richard Parker; her father, Kenneth Shoultes; three sisters and a brother-in-law, June and Robert Lafayette, Pat Shoultes, Beverly Standish; one brother, Kenneth Shoultes; a special "granddaughter", Lilli Kulak; two brothers-in-law, Leon Parker and Richard Parker, one sister-in-law, Helon Drescher; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Gardening was Sandi's joy, she loved reading and her two feline "boys" Jasper and Cyrus. Her beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Lourdes Hospice for their kind and loving care given to Sandi. Expressions of sympathy in Sandi' s memory may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Southern Tier Chapter, 19 Chenango St., Press Bldg Suite 410, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901. Arrangements are by the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott

Binghamton (New York) Press and Sun-Bulletin
December 29, 2001

SHOULTES, Kenneth R. formerly of Newark Valley

Kenneth R. Shoultes, 86, died on December 27, 2001 following a period of declining health. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Shoultes, Alexandria, Va., June Lafayette, Endwell, Beverly Standish, Endicott; son, Kenneth Shoultes, Jr., N.C.; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Hilda Snitchler and Maryetta Der, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Ken was born on December 24, 1915 in Newark Valley, a son of the late Arthur K. and Lulu (Westcott) Shoultes. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army and was employed as a truck driver for the former Berman Trucking, Vestal. He was predeceased by his wife, Clara (Macuch) Shoultes in 1995; and by his daughter, Sandra Parker on November 17, 2001.

Ken enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a model hobbyist.

There will be services at this time. Following cremation, interment will in East Newark Cemetery. The Cooley Family of MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, is assisting with arrangements.

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