George Walrath, former village president and for many years active in Business and politics in Chittenango, died at his
home in this village, Wednesday, September 28th. He had been ill for a number of years and had been a great sufferer.
During the past few weeks he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Walrath was born in Chittenango July 26, 1841 and was the son
of Daniel Walrath, one of the men who took a prominent part in town affairs at the time when Chittenango was busier than it
is today. On February 2, 1869, George Walrath married Sarah Comstock. The wedding took place in Syracuse and the ceremony
was performed by Episcopal Rector John Lewis of that city. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Walrath spent a short
time in Bay City, Mich., later were in Syracuse for a few years and then came to Chittenango where they continued to make
Mr. Walrath was always interested in business and political matters and engaged in several lines of business. He served as village president for six years and for the past few years has held the office of village collector. He was a man of friendly and jolly disposition with many friends. Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Damon Wells Walrath, county sealer of weights and measures, and three sisters, Mrs. Harriett Kennedy and Misses Caroline and Cornelia Walrath, all of this village. Funeral services for Mr. Walrath will be held at the home this Friday afternoon, at two o'clock and will be private, only the immediate members of the family attending. Burial will be made in Oakwood.
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