Melbourne M. Daggett


(August 30, 1894-August 21, 1970)


Norwood--Melbourne M. Daggett, 75, of 8 Depot St., Norwood, died Aug. 21, 1970, at the Potsdam Hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 11. He had been in failing health for one year and had been a patient at the hospital several times.

Funeral services were held from the Buck Funeral Home Monday afternoon with Rev. M. Russell Lee, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Norwood, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen D. Daggett, three sisters, Mrs. Edgar (Neva) Greene, Brushton; Miss Adah Daggett, Brockport and Mrs. Philip (Eleanor) Agusta, Caldwell, N.J., and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Daggett was born in Dickinson Center Aug. 30, 1894 a son of Henry and Frances Wilson Daggett. He was educated in local schools and moved to Norwood more than 45 years ago.

He was married to Miss Helen Dearth of Norwood on June 3, 1924 in a ceremony performed by Rev. Joseph Phillips, pastor of the Congregational Church. The couple had lived their entire married life in this village.

He was employed by the Martin Paper and Pulp Co. at Yaleville for years and at the Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co. for about three years prior to his retirement in 1959.

Mr. Daggett was a member of Clark-Robinson Post 68, American Legion, Norwood having served in the army during World War I.


(From the Pauline Deshaies collection, original source unknown).