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Arthur E. Backus

Arthur E. Backus

Male 1919 - 1995  (75 years)

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  • Name Arthur E. Backus 
    Born 10 Jun 1919 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1995 
    Person ID I14497  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ellis Arthur Backus,   b. 1886, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1971  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grace Jean Cowen,   b. 1896, Dewitt, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1977  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Verna Marie Petrie,   b. 1 Mar 1926, Pulaski, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2011  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1946  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Jeffrey J. Backus
     2. Douglas A. Backus
     3. Pete Backus  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F4624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - April 13, 1995
      Arthur E. Backus, 75, Seber Shores Road, died Monday at Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

      The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, with the Rev. Kathy Turnbull officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

      Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

      Surviving are his wife, the former Verna Petrie; three sons, Douglas and Jeffrey, both of Mexico, and Pete, Hamilton, and five grandchildren.

      Born June 10, 1919, in Oxford, son of Ellis and Grace Cowen Backus, he graduated from Parish High School and served in the Army during World War II with the 14th Armored Tank Division in Germany.

      He married Verna Marie Petrie on July 6, 1946, at the Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. James N. Pauley officiating.

      Mr. Backus lived in Mexico for many years before moving to Sandy Creek in 1988. He owned and operated Mobile Flame Petroleum in Mexico for 25 years.

      He served as Mexico town justice for 12 years and was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, and Edick-Hamlink Post 369, Veterans of Foreign Wars.