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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Brief Obituary of Rev. Washington Roosevelt of Pelham Published February 13, 1884

A brief obituary announcing the death of Rev. Washington Roosevelt on February 11, 1884 appeared in the February 13, 1884 issue of the New-York Tribune. Below is the text of that brief obituary.

"ROOSEVELT -- The Rev. Washington Roosevelt, at Pelham, Westchester County, on Monday, February 11, in his 82d year.

Funeral at the Presbyterian Church, in Pelham Manor, on Thursday next at 2 o'clock.

Relatives are requested to meet at his late residence at half-past 1.

Carriages will be at the New-Rochelle Depot to meet the 12 o'clock train from Grand Central Depot.

Please omit flowers."

Source: Roosevelt, New-York Tribune, Feb. 13, 1884, p. 5, col. 6.

The reference in the obituary to the "Presbyterian Church, in Pelham Manor" is a reference to the Little Red Church, the sanctuary of Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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