A. Wilson Doolittle died at the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, on Sunday morning, April 22, 1906, aged 79 years. He was taken to the hospital last November suffering with acute blood poisoning. A few years ago he suffered the amputation of one limb below the knee from the cause named and from which he never fully recovered.
Mr. Doolittle was a native of Canadice, where he spent nearly his whole life, and where he was prominent and highly respected, having for periods of many years held offices of public trust, having been for twenty years a justice of the peace and overseer of the poor for an equal term. His wife died eight years ago, and a year later he removed to Naples, where he built a nice residence which was presided over by his daughter, Miss Zeruah.
He is survived by four sons - Thomas, of Naples; Elmer W., of Canandaigua; John E., of Ellicottville, and L. M. of Canadice - and four daughters - Mrs. A. M. Blake and Miss Zeruah Doolittle, of Naples; Mrs. John West, of Springwater, and Mrs. J. E. Norget, of Canadice. They were all present at the funeral, which was held on Monday, and the burial was in Canadice.
Pursuant to an order of the Surrogates Court of the County of Ontario, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Alvah W. Doolittle late of the town of Naples Ontario County State of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned executor, at his residence in Canadice, NY on or before the 15th day of March 1907. Lucius M. Doolittle as executor of the Will of Alvah W. Doolittle, deceased.
George D. Peck, Attorney of executor, Canadaigua, NY, September 5, 1906.
Canadice - Caroline Doolittle of Canadice, wife of A. W. Doolittle, died at her home Wednesday afternoon. She leaves a husband and eight children. She was aged 65 years.
Canadice - Again has our community been saddened by death. Mrs. Caroline Doolittle died last Wednesday, aged 67 years. She was sick for only a few days, but medical skill failed, and she who had done so much for those with whom she came in contact is now glorified in that higher life, close to the throne of God. It is hard to conceive of a purer, more unselfish life than that lived by Mrs. Doolittle. It seemed as if she was so kept by the power of God, that no storm ruffled the tranquility of her life, but only made her more humble and more faithful.
Her married life of nearly forty-eight years has been one of devotion to her family and to her God. Her husband, A. Wilson Doolittle, and her children - Lucius M. of this town, John E. of York, Elmer and Thomas of Naples, Mrs. James Norget and Mrs. John West of Canadice, Mrs. A. M. Blake of Naples, and Miss Zeruah Doolittle of this town - have the blessed assurance of a reunion where sickness and suffering are exchanged for praises and hallelujahs throughout the endless cycles of eternity.
The Rev. Arthur Osborne conducted the funeral services from her late home last Friday, and the remains were taken to the Canadice cemetery.
Caroline Moon was raised by John & Olive Johnson Thorp after the death of her mother. Caroline was the 6th and last child born to Stephen and Eunice Saunders Moon. It is believed that Caroline’s mother, Eunice, died at the time of, or shortly after Caroline’s birth. Caroline’s father, Stephen Moon, was struck in the head by a neighbor in 1830 and as a result, died from his injuries.