Person:Ellen Barber (8)

  1. Ellen Barber1852 - 1930
m. 18 Apr 1878
Facts and Events
Name Ellen Barber
Gender Female
Birth[1] 5 Aug 1852 Ceres, Allegany, New York, United States
Marriage 18 Apr 1878 Portville, Cattaraugus, New York, United Statesto Horace Albert Place
Death[1] 7 Jul 1930 Little Genesee, Allegany, New York, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder
    109:5:158, August 4, 1930.

    Ellen Barber Place, daughter of Deacon B. A. and Olive A. Barber, was born in Ceres township, Barbertown, N. Y., August 5, 1852, and died at her home, in Little Genesee, N. Y., July 7, 1930. When fifteen years of age she was baptized by Rev, George Crandall and united with the East Portville Seventh Day Baptist Church of which she remained a faithful member till death. She attended school at Alfred in 1868-1870, being a member of the Teachers' Training Class. She also took a course in music. Before her marriage she taught in the public schools for five years.

    On April 18, 1878, she was married to Dr. H. A. Place of Alfred, N. Y. They soon located in Ceres, N. Y., for the practice of medicine, where they resided until Doctor Place's death in 1914. To them were born four children, three of whom survive her: Dr. Merle A. Place of Hornell, N. Y.; Merton Place of Monroe, Wis.; and Irwin Place of Ceres, N. Y. She is also survived by a sister, France B. Smith of Dunkirk, N. Y., and by a brother, H. D. Barber of Pasadena, Calif.

    Mrs. Place was an active worker in the church and other organizations. She was the president of the W. C. T. U. of Ceres for many years. After her husband's death, while living with her son in Hornell, she was a member of the board of directors of Bethesda Hospital. In 1887, she was graduated from the Pansy Class of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. It was my good fortune to have known Mrs. Place in the years when I was student pastor of the East Portville Church. She was always a good counselor, and a source of encouragement to me. She will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were held from her home in Little Genesee, July 9, 1930, conducted by Pastor Alva L. Davis. Burial was made in Alfred Rural Cemetery.
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