Once Upon a Town 49: Addie Irene ZARFOS


 

Turning once again to the ZARFOS family, the 4th child of Benjamin Franklin & Melvina Jane (RUPP) was Addie Irene.

 

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.

 

Picnic on the Susquehanna, 1902
Picnic on the Susquehanna, 1902 by AprylZA
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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

 

Sources

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)

Emma CRALEY & Addie ZARFOS
Emma CRALEY & Addie ZARFOS


 

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