I didn't know her very well, although I have very clear memories of visiting her home with my grandmother. She was sweet and gentle, and her home was neat as a pin. This makes me old enough to regret the invention of hand-held electronic games, because it is fantastic training for a child to learn how to sit quietly when required. I was a master daydreamer, thanks to early training. Unless I misremember these times, and in reality was sent to the backyard to keep from exploring to the knick-knacks' demise.
In any case, there is a nice collection of Addie's personal photos that I'll post over several days. She and her friends seemed to manage without electronics quite well. And I get the impression that the years with her husband, George HOFFMAN, weren't dull, either.
Addie Irene ZARFOS
Birth: 15 Mar 18861,2,3
Death: Jan 19773
Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA
Father: Benjamin Franklin “Frank” ZARFOS (1858-1942)
Mother: Melvina Jane "Jane" RUPP (1856-1944)
Spouse: George Joseph HOFFMAN
Birth: 28 Feb 18842
Death: 2 Apr 1950 at 724 West Broadway, Red Lion, York Co., PA2
Burial: 5 Apr 1950 in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, York, PA4
Occupation: Dealer in cemetery memorials5
Religion: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dallastown, York twp, PA
Father: Anthony HOFFMAN
Mother: Anna MANN
1. B.F. ZARFOS' Bible "The Holy Bible Containing the Old & New Testaments...Henry S Goodspeed & Co, New York, No. 173 Greenwhich St; c.1877 by AJ Holman & Co, Phila in the Office of the Librarian of Congress" owned by Beverly Zarfos SLENKER from Remembrance card
2. family Bible, George Joseph Hoffman & Addie Irene [Zarfos]
3. tombstone inscription, Red Lion Union Cemetery, York Co, PA
4. from funeral Remembrance card
5. newspaper obituary 5 Apr 1950.
The handwriting on the back of the photo (at left, above) said: Addie & Miss Day
...but Miss Day looks quite a lot like Addie's best friend, Emma Craley (at left, below)