Category: Passed Members

John A. deL. Blodgett

LIFE MEMBER Jack Blodgett always used the signature, John A. deL. Blodgett to honor the ancestors for whom he was named. He has been noted by early CCGS members as “the best president we ever had,” and is the only person to date honored with a Life Membership in CCGS.

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Norwood J. Barris (1924-2011)

December 27, 1924 – September 6, 2011 Norwood J. Barris, 86, of Park Avenue, Dunkirk, died Monday, September 5th, at the Chautauqua County Home. He was born in the Village of Forestville, on December 27, 1924, the son of the late Milton O. and Edna (Van Schoonhoven) Barris. After he

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James Woodcock (1938 – 2004)

WESTFIELD – James ”Jim” A. Woodcock, 65, a resident of the Waters of Westfield, formerly of Ellicott Estates, Brocton, Fredonia, and Sheridan, died Tuesday (Nov. 2, 2004) in the Waters of Westfield. He was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Fredonia, the son of the late Arthur J. and Marie H. Schrader

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Dr. Elbert Phillips (1931 – 2004)

HENDERSON, N.Y. – Dr. Elbert Warner Phillips, 72, of Henderson, formerly of Buffalo, died Saturday (Aug. 21, 2004) in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He was born Nov. 26, 1931, in Gowanda, the son of Warner Charles and Lois Anna Miller Phillips. He was a 1949 graduate of Gowanda High

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Paul William Barden (1918 – 2002)

CCGS has had no better friend than Paul Barden. Paul and Virginia were already members of CCGS when we joined in 1986. Their membership number (40) indicates that they joined at an early date. They were our first couple designated honorary life family members. This memorable presentation occurred at our

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Elizabeth L. Crocker

The following is a condensed version of Ms Crocker’s obituary that appeared in the Post Journal. Elizabeth L. Crocker………..was the county’s first historian, and continued to serve in that capacity for more than 30 years after her appointment in 1965. ………. Through the years, she also served as secretary and

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