The date of Mary Esther’s death was June 10 1932
although it is not mentioned in this newspaper clipping. It is also unknown as
to which newspaper this appeared in, although it would have been a Livingston
Manor paper, since it refers to her son, Blake “of this village” and he
resided in Livingston Manor.
Mary Esther Scriber, mother of Blake Scriber of this village, died at the home
of her son, Adelbert M. Scriber of Monticello, Saturday after an illness of some
Mrs. Scriber was born at Livingston Manor (then Purvis),
over eighty years ago, the daughter of Thomas D. and Ann Marie Grant Purvis. She
was the last to survive of a large family of children, her grandfather [James]
for whom Purvis was named, having been born on the Atlantic in 1791, while his
parents were enroute to this country from England. Mrs. Scriber was related to
many of the old families of the town of Rockland, the early life of her family
being interwoven with the doings of the town.
She married John E. Scriber also of Livingston Manor, the
husband dying thirty years ago the past May and Mrs. Scriber had lived since
with her children in Monticello.
Mother Scriber was a shining example of the trite saying
that “mothers are born, not made”. She was a wonderful mother and during the
last interview the writer had with her, but a few months ago, her children and
grandchildren were first in her mind, her conversations reverting to them
continually. She was a homemaker of the true sense of the word, many fond
memories clustering about the neighborliness of her home, in the old days in
Monticello, where happiness and cheer abounded and the young folks of the
neighborhood loved to congregate.
Surviving are three sons, Adelbert M. amd Bert B. of
Monticello, Blake D. of this village and Mrs. Caroline Williams of Maybrook, and
A simple service was held Sunday evening at the home, Rev. James A. Brimelow, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a member, conducting it., interment being made Monday morning in Orchard Street cemetery here, beside her husband.
Mary as a childd
Mary in her Teens
Mary in her 20's
Mary in her 30's
Source of information Susan