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James Ephraim Widrig

James Ephraim Widrig

Male 1895 - 1968  (73 years)


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  • Name James Ephraim Widrig  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 29 Aug 1895  Centerville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 1968  Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Age 73 years 
    Buried Richland, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I14128  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors William Ransom Widrig,   b. 1866, New Centerville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1911, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Laura E. Wilbur,   b. 1 Apr 1870, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1936  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Avis Anneta Donovan,   b. 6 Mar 1898, New Centerville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New Yrok Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1993, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1920  Oriskany Falls, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Phyllis Anne Widrig,   b. 30 Sep 1924, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 2013, Richland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. George Oliver Widrig,   b. 24 May 1931, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 2010, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Jean Allison Widrig,   b. 4 Jan 1937, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1989  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x4. David James Widrig
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F4496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1920 - Oriskany Falls, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1968 - Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Richland, Oswego County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - December 12, 1968 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - James E. Widrig Dies Wednesday - James E. Widrig, 73, retired railroad employee with a record of over 50 years of service, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 1968 in his car. He had just returned home from the post office. Mr. Widrig suffered from a heart ailment. He was born Aug. 29, 1895 at Centerville, a son of William and Laura Wilbur Widrig. He attended Centerville schools. He was married April 3, 1920 to Miss Avis Donovan. Mr. Widrig began employment with the New York Central railroad in 1918 as a fireman and retired Aug. 31, 1965 as an engineer after 51 years with the railroad. He was a member of the Richland Church of Christ, Richland fire company and the Brotherhood of Railway Engineers. - Surviving Family - Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Avis Widrig; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Phyllis) Robarge of Richland and Miss Jean Widrig of Pulaski; two sons, George O., art teacher at Mexico Central School, and David Widrig of Albany; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Galvain of Oswego and Mrs. Chauncey (Ella) Covey of Richland; three brothers, William and Richard of Richland and Albert of Cleveland, N.Y., several nephews and nieces. Private funeral services will be held at the family home at 2 Saturday afternoon, conducted by Gene Kearns, pastor of Richland Church of Christ. Burial will be in Richland cemetery. Friends may call at the Widrig home at their convenience Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday afternoon and evening. Arrangements are in charge of the Foster Funeral home.

      Newspaper Obituary - December 19, 1968 Mexico Independent - Mexico, New York - James Widrig, 73, died unexpectedly December 11 while driving near the post office. Trooper J. F. Haldane and BCI Investigator John Chaffee said Mr. Widrig had been under treatment for a heart condition. His death was said due to natural causes. With Widrig at the time was his wife, Mrs. Avis Donovan Widrig. Born in Centerville, he was educated in local Centerville schools. He began work for the New York Central Railroad in 1912, becoming a fireman and later a locomotive engineer in 1918. He retired in 1965, following 51 years of service. He was a member of the Richland Church of Christ, a charter member of the Richland Fire Department, and a member of the Watertown local, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Robarge and Miss Jean A. Widrig, both of Richland; two sons, George 0. of Richland and David J. Widrig of Albany; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Galvin of Oswego, and Mrs. Ellen Covey of Richland; three brothers, William and Richard, both of Richland, and Albert Widrig of Cleveland. Private services were held Saturday at the Widrig home. Burial was in Richland Cemetery.

      December 11, 1968 - James E. Widrig, age 73 years. Date of birth August 29, 1895, born in New York. Sex, male; race, white; married; occupation, engineer with New York Central Railroad. Usual residence, Main Street, Richland, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York. Length of residence in town where death occurred, 50 years. Death occurred at Main Street, 50’ south of the Post Office, Richland, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York. Name of wife, Avis D. Donovan. Name of father, William A. Widrig. Name of mother, Laura E. Wilbur. Informant, Avis Widrig, PO Box 28, Richland, New York. Cause of death, arteriosclerotic heart disease, duration 10 years. Signed by Warren L. Hollis, Lacona, New York, December 11, 1968. Undertaker, Karl W. Hax, Foster Funeral Home, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Richland Cemetery, Richland, New York, December 12, 1968.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2223] Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;;;), Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101144503.
      Record for David James Widrig

    2. [S1241] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;;;).
      Record for James E. Widrig

    3. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for William R Widrig

    4. [S2476] Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;;;;), Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101144503.
      Record for David James Widrig