Springwater - Mahlon Mayo Bomstad, 62, Springwater postmaster for seven years, died Nov. 4, 1956 at the Veterans Hospital in Bath after an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Bomstad was Postmaster from 1935 to 1942. Since then he had been a rural mail carrier.
A native of Stockholm, SD, he was a Navy Veteran and member of The American Legion Post 905 of Springwater.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Wemett Bomstad; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Washburn of Honeoye; a son, George of Springwater; three sisters, Mrs. Lance Burrus of Williamsville, Mrs. Mae Olson of Long Beach, Calif.; and Mrs. Arnold Engel of Del Monte, Calif.; a brother George Deem of Corfu; and three grandchildren.
Service were held in the Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland and the Springwater Methodist Church Nov. 7 with the Rev. William Cooper offficiating.
The National Safety Council award for 12 consecutive years of safe driving was recently made, posthumously, to Mahlon Bomstad, Springwater rural mail carrier. Mr Bomstad, whose death occurred a few weeks ago, compiled his record between the years 1942 - 55.
Mrs. Bomstad received the award for her husband from Springwater postmaster, Madge E. McIntyre. The National Safety Council award is recognized as the nation’s highest honor for accident-free driving.
Springwater - Elizabeth “Tip” Bomstad, 89, of Springwater died Thursday 28 February 1991 in the Conesus Lake Nursing Home following a short illness.
She was the daughter of Erwin and Laura Partridge Wemett.
She was predeceased by her husband Mahlon Bomstad in 1956 and also by a son, George, in 1964.
She had resided all of her life in Springwater and was a life member of the Springwater American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Lorene Washburn of Honeoye; three grandchildren adn six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon in the Springwater United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Porter officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home of Wayland.