Wm. Quatermass [sic], a well known and much respected citizen, died at his home, just east of this village, Friday. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. G.F. Tripp. Deceased was postmaster at Dryden for many years and was a member of the Masonic lodge. About fifty members of that order, many from neighboring lodges, were present in uniform, and performed the last ceremonies in their power for the beloved brother.
[North Branch Gazette, 17 Feb. 1893]