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October 4,1905

Josiah Pierson Uptegrove with his 2nd wife, Amy Bull, at his home.

 Josiah Pierson Uptegrove , a well known farmer of Burnside, this county, died this morning at his home, aged eighty-one years.

      Deceased was born at Van Beurenville, in the town of Wallkill, and spent his early life on a farm in that vicinity. Thirty-five years ago when the first farmers' creamery in Orange County was built near Rockville, Mr. Uptegrove took the management of it and conducted the business until it was sold to the late D W Berry, when he removed to Middletown and entered the employ of John Bell, who was engaged in the grocery business on North Street.

     Mr. Uptegrove remained with Mr Bell a few years then opened a store at the corner of East Main and Roberts streets. He afterwards conducted a store corner of Mill and Fulton streets. Mr. Uptegrove removed to Barnside about fifteen years ago and had since followed farming.

      Deceased was twice married, his first wife being Mary Ann Horton. By this marriage he had two sons, William E Uptegrove and Jerome P Uptegrove, both of whom survive and are extensively engaged in the wholesale lumber busness in New York. His second wife was Amy Bull, who survives him. Mrs. Uptegrove is a member of the Board of Managers of the Orange Couty Home for Aged Women, and Mr. Uptegrove accompanied her to the recent fair held in aid of the institution.

Photocopy of photograph, and obituary provide by Bob Brennan

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