George E. Withington, aged 72 years, a life long resident of Springwater, died Wednesday, May 19, 1915. Mr. Withington had not been in the best of health for some time but it was not until ten days ago that serious heart complications developed which hastened his death.
He served as Erie station agent here for many years and only a short time ago resigned to give his entire time to his coal business.
He enlisted for the Civil War in the 13th New York Regiment of Volunteer Infantry at the first call for volunteers in 1861, and served until discharged for disability. As soon as he recovered he again enlisted and served until the close of the war.
He is survived by his wife and aged mother, who is critically ill; two sons, Leonard A. Withington of New York, and Farley J. Withington of Rochester; also one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Capron of Rochester.
The funeral was held Friday.
Mrs. Lurena Briggs Withington of Springwater, widow of George E. Withington, died at the home of her son, Leonard A. Withington, in Springwater, Tuesday, in her 92nd year, following a short period of declining health.
Mrs. Withington was born in a log cabin in the town of Richmond, Nov. 3, 1854, one of seven children of Leonard and Mary Allen Briggs.
Following her marriage to Mr. Withington she moved to Springwater where she had lived ever since. Mr. Withington, a Civil War veteran, died in 1915. Mrs. Withington was the last survivor of her parent’s family.
Surviving here are three children: Farley G. Withington of Rochester, Leonard A. of Springwater, Mrs. Alma Capron of Springwater; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at the home of the son in Springwater, the Rev. O. C. Baker, pastor of the Springwater Methodist church, which Mrs. Withington attended regularly, officiating.
Mrs. Withington was one of the oldest members of Kanaghsawa chapter, D.A.R., Livonia.