The Malone Farmer, Wednesday, December 20, 1933
Esther Tavernur Colby, 74, passed away at her home in this village Monday at eleven o'clock after a two weeks illness with heart trouble. She was born in Quebec, Aug. 19th, 1859. She was married to Walter Colby of Chateaugay Jan. I5th, 1879.
Mr. Colby passed away in this village July 15th, 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Colby came here to reside fifty-four years ago and have lived here ever since. Nine children were born to this couple, eight of whom are living. A son, William passed away in 1901, a daughter, Miss Clara resides in Boston, Mrs. Lena Cummings and Mrs. Grace Martin and Silas and Leon live in Brasher Falls, two sons, Rossie and Freddie live in Norfolk and a son, Frank lives in Massena. She also leaves fourteen grandchildren, a brother, Anthony Tavernier of Chateaugay and a sister, Mrs. Chloe Bouchier of Rhode Island. Funeral services were conducted from St. Patrick's R. C. church Wednesday morning at ten o'clock by Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. J. Crowley. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery beside her husband. Michael T. Hammill had charge of the services.
The Chateaugay Record, Friday, December 8, 1933
Mrs. Esther Colby
Mrs. Esther (Tavernier) Colby, 74, a native of Canada passed away Monday at Brasher Falls. She was the widow of Walter Colby, a former resident of Chateaugay.
Mrs. Colby was born the daughter of Robert and Clora (Tebedo) Tavernier in St. Chrysostome, Que, in 1859. Her parents moved to Oswego and then to Churubusco when she was a small child.
She was married 54 years ago to Walter Colby in Chateaugay. Mr. Colby dies July 16, 1932, in that village where they had lived for about 30 years.
She is survived by five sons, three daughters, and seventeen grandchildren. A son, William Colby died about 30 years ago.
The funeral was held Wednesday at Brasher Falls.
The deceased was a sister of Anthony Tavernier of Chateaugay.
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