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Emory W. Kniffen obituary

Emory W. Kniffen Dies Here At The Home Of His Brother
Patient Sufferer
Was The Oldest of A Family of Thirteen - Was Buried Today
July 2, 1927

     Emory W. Kniffen, age seventy one son of the late John B. Kniffen and Tabitha Kniffen passed peacefully away Sunday afternoon about 3:30 of Bright's disease at the home of his brother Frank E. Kniffen and wife on Main street.
     Mr. Kniffen was a farmer by occupation and spent his entire life on the old Kniffen homestead. Since January he has been in failing health and six weeks ago came to this village where he was tenderly cared for by his brother Frank and wife.
     Two years ago Mr. Kniffen was taken to the Albany hospital for an operation for appendicitis and gall stones. It was thought then that he would never recover.
     He was a very patient sufferer. Several years ago his mother passed away with whom he always lived and so lovingly cared for.
     Mr. Kniffen was the eldest of a family of thirteen, was always good natured, jolly and friendly.
     At the age of fourteen he joined the Methodist church of this village.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles D. Mitchell of Johnson City and Mrs. C. L. MacBain. And also two brothers, E. Frank Kniffen and Elliot D. Kniffen of this village.
     His funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock in the M. E. church, rev. A. J. Sunderland officiating. Burial in the family plot.

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