Cornelia FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 May 1851 in Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. She died 2 on 30 May 1941 in Sand Bay, Jefferson, New York, United States. Cornelia married 3 Robert Howard PERCY on 28 Dec 1869 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.
Cornelia was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.
Obituary: MRS. CORNELIA A. PERCY, 90, DIES
EXPIRES SUDDENLY IN TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT
WIDOW OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Was Married to Robert H. Percy of Cape Vincent in 1868__Funeral Services Are Held.
Mrs. Cornelia A. Farr Percy, 90, widow of Robert H. Percy, a Civil war veteran, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at her home on the Percy homestead at Sand Bay, located about midway between Cape Vincent and Clayton on the River road, town of Cape Vincent.
Mrs. Percy appeared to be in her usual health of Friday__Memorial Day. That morning she walked to one of the cottages along the shore of the river to visit a friend and then returned home. Later the same morning she walked a quarter of a mile to the Sand Bay cemetery and decorated her husband's grave.
Shortly after returning home, she complained of not feeling well. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 at the home. Rev. William E. Eddy, pastor of the Methodist church of Clayton, officiated. Burial was made in the Sand Bay cemetery.
Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. William (Edna D.) Lennox, Sand Bay; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Percy was born on Wolfe Island, Ont., May 13, 1851, a daughter of Edward and Dyanthie Murdock Farr. She came to this country at the age of five and had since resided in the same home at Sand Bay.
She was married to Robert H. Percy of Cape Vincent, on-time customs officer at that village,Dec. 28 1868. The ceremony was performed in the Sand Bay home by Rev. David Aylsworth of the St. Lawrence Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Percy observed their 65th wedding anniversary in 1933.
Mr. Percy who died July 12, 1935, fought in the Civil war with the 12th Regular New York IInfantry. After the war, while Jefferson Davis was being held prisoner, he guarded the president of the Southern Confederacy at Fortress Monroe.
CENSUS: Census says that she was born in Canada.