Source: Attica Ledger, July 2, 1920
Mrs. A.C. Schermerhorn, a well known and highly respected citizen of Newtown, passed away Wednesday night of last week at her home in the above town. Death was caused by paralysis, she having suffered the first stroke about two years ago. The funeral was conducted Friday afternoon and burial was made in the Newtown cemetery The following statement of her life was written by a neighbor and friend of the family. Mrs. Rhoda E Schermerhorn, daughter of John S. Martin and Ellen Meharry Martin, was born Sept 23, 1853, near Newtown where she grew to womanhood. In 1875 she was united in marriage to A.C. Schermerhorn. To this union were born two children, a daughter and a son -- Laura D, wife of Stephen Randolph of Newtown and Charles E. Schermerhorn who resides near Newtown. In 1876 she united with the M.E. Church of Newtown under the pastorate of Rev. Buckles and she had always lived a consistent Christian life. She will be remembered by her friends for her cheerful disposition and the friendly greetings she had for everyone. For two years she suffered from occasional strokes of paralysis which finally resulted in her death June 23, 1820. (sic) She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted husband, two children, and two grandchildren, Allan Randolph and Van Martin Schermerhorn, two brothers, Mayor Jesse Martin of Attica and T.E. Martin of Newtown and one sister, Mrs. E.J. Kirkpatrick who resides near Newtown, also a large circle of loving friends.