Obituary for Mary E. Rush Percival Camden Advance Journal: June 5, 1947

Mrs. Percival Dies At Age of 87 Years.

Mrs. Mary E. Percival died June 1, 1947, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Sanborn, 49
Second street, after a short illness. She had lived at her daughter's home since 1930.

Although 87 years old at the time of her death, she had remained actively interested in current
day affairs until taken ill, and was especially noted for her skilled handiwork. During the
war years, when Camden Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution was completing a number of
afghans for the comfort of hospitalized veterans, Mrs. Percival, as a friend, donated many
hours of her time to help in this project, contributing to the chapter many packages of knitted
squares.

Born May 21, 1860, on Dutch Hill road, in the Town of Camden, she was a daughter of George H. and
Belinda Pond Rush. She was married to Adelbert H. Percival, November 13, 1879 in Camden, the
ceremony being performed by the Rev. Ethan Curtiss. Mr. Percival died in 1929.

Mrs. Percival's husband built the first residence on Voorhees Avenue, which was still a wooded
section, and the family moved there to live.

Of recent years, as her age increased the many friends of Mrs. Percival joined relatives in
wishing her well on her birthdays, remembering the day with messages, flowers and gifts.

Mrs. Percival was a member of the Methodist church here, and was a charter member of Queen
Village Rebekah Lodge, Camden.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Maude Percival, Camden; Mrs. Sanborn, with whom she lived; two
grandsons, Donald R. Sanborn and Richard F. Sanborn; three nephews Clarance, Wilbur and Elmer
Rush, all of Camden.

Funeral services were held yesterday at 3 p.m. at the B. A. Sanborn and Son funeral home,
performed by the Rev. B. A. Walton, and burial was in Forest Park Cemetery, Camden.

Bearers were Kenneth Ostrander, Robert Furbush, Raymond Vrooman, Leroy Plumley, Leon Card and
Donald H. Barker.

Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hough of Bristol, Conn.; Mrs. Orville
Manzer, Turin; Mrs. Lola Alstad, Sherrill; Mrs. Charles Barden, Rome and Mrs. Emerson Neuthardt,
Buffalo.

Among the profusion of beautiful flowers were tributes from the United Church Queen Village
Rebekah Lodge, auxillary of Arthur S. Moran Post, American Legion, neighbors, friends and
relatives.

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