Canadice - After a long illness Marion Becker died at his home in this town Tuesday of last week. He was born in the town of Richmond in January, 1854. His parents were John and Adeline Becker, and when Marion was ten years old he came with them to what is known as the Morley farm. In early manhood he married Emma P. Tague of this place. They made for themselves a home on and adjoining the old homestead, where they always remained.
Mrs. Becker, two daughers, Mrs. Ward Van Dyne and Mrs. Speedie Preston, and one son, Dayton Becker, survive him. There is also a nephew, Harrison Becker, whom he cared for from childhood; one brother, Spencer, of Honeoye; three half-brothers, Jay and Reed of Canadice and Herbert of Sparta; two half-sisters, Mrs. May McGinley of Sparta, and Mrs. Belle Colegrove of Canadice. There are also four grandchildren.
Mr. Becker’s life, thought not reaching tree score and ten, was a very active one. In his death the home, the church and the community at large have met with a great loss.
In early years he became a Christian, and God’s work was always first amid his other activities. He was a successful teacher for a number of years, highway superintendent one year, and supervisor for about eleven years, and for a long term had been justice of the peace. He was holding this office at the time of his death. He was also one of the school directors. For a number of years he had been connected with a co-operative insurance company and was one of its most trusted officials. He became a member of the Canadice church about thirty-five years ago; his interest did not cease, and he was a steward and trustee and superintendent of the Sunday school at the time of his death. When he realized that the end was near, he calmly made all the arrangements for his departure.
The esteem in which he was held by all was shown by the large number from all the surrounding towns in attendance at the funeral at the church Friday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Grames of North Cohocton, his former pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Brown, also a former pastor, and the Rev. Mr. Bucher.
He was buried in the cemetery at Canadice and the casket was covered with beautiful floral offerings.
Canadice - Mrs. Emma Becker, aged 68 years, died, after a long illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William VanDuyne, on Friday morning, June 3, 1923.
Mrs. Becker was a life-long resident of this place. She was a daughter of Joseph and Barbara Tague, deceased, and the wife of Marion J. Becker, who died six years ago. She was a woman who will be greatly missed in the community. She had a strong Christian character, and was ever ready to help in work for the Master, a steady attendant and helper in church and Sabbath School as long as her health permitted.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maud VanDuyne and Mrs. Speedie Preston, and one son, Dayton Becker; also an adopted nephew, Harrison Becker, of Hemlock, and eight grandchildren.
The funeral was held on Sunday, June 10th, and the large crowd, with saddened faces, from this and surrounding places, in attendance showed the esteem that was felt for her. Rev. Mr. Raymond, pastor, officiated, and the opening prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Blish, a former pastor. Burial was made in the Canadice cemetery.
Canadice - Again death has visited our community and taken a loved one. Mrs. Emma Becker after more than three years of suffering was called to meet her loved ones on Friday morning at five o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Van Duyne.
She was born at Canadice Corners on January 10, 1855, the third daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Tague. Her whole life was spent in the town. Early in life she united with the M. E. church and had always been a faithful member. She was also a charter member of the Ladies Aid society and until the last had the interest of both at heart.
On November 29, 1874 she was united in marriage to Marion J. Becker of this town. Since the death of her husband nearly seven years ago she has made her home with her children, Mrs. Maude Van Duyne, Mrs. Spedee Preston and Dayton Becker of Canadice and a nephew, Harrison Becker, of Hemlock to whom she was like a mother, with ten grand children, Marion Van Duyne, Fremont, Ruth, Leah and Clifford Becker, Marion, Barbara and Mina Preston of Canadice and Hazel and Harland Becker of Hemlock and a niece, Mrs. Charles Hayward, of Leroy with many friends mourn for her.
The funeral services were held on Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Van Duyne at half past one and at the M. E. church at half past two with Rev. F. D. Raymond of Allen’s Hill assisted by Rev. F. M. Blish, a former pastor, of Elmwood, Wis., officiating with burial beside her husband in the Canadice cemetery. The crowded church and beautiful flowers spoke plainer than words of the high esteem in which she was held.