I'm sorry for the delay; I just checked this name again today.My home computer is "sick" so I can't e-mail you; actually I can e-mail you from work, but you cannot respond.I will check with my friend to see if I can e-mail you her mailing address.I am sure she would love more information; are you a member of this family?
I'm sure this is the correct family.I was copying information written to an Eva Briard Bearce Mitchell by Willard W. Woodman. A copy was made by Eve for Larned Irwin Snodgrass.I don't know any of these people, but my friend was given a copy of the letter by one of her relatives.
The letter refers to Charles Bearce as being "your great grandfather" (I guess that means of Eva).The writer states "he was a man of fine temperament and much respected by all.My mother knew him well."
The letter mentions Lt. Asa Bearce was a brother to Charles Bearce and a cousin to Enoch Fogg Bearce.Also: Edith Oliva Bearce, second cousin to Larned Swallow Bearce; Willard W. Woodman, third cousin to Florence Bearce Snodgrass; Larned Irwin Snodgrass, son of Florence Bearce Snodgrass.
Another page has the names of James S. Rutherford, Ann Seburn Rutherford, and Florence Snodgrass Seburn.This states "George M. Bearce died February 14, 1943, (her brother - I guess that means Florence's brother).Was very active in charitable work at San Antonio, Texas where he was buried.Not married.August L. Bearce died October, 1943, brother" (next line states) "Married Gretta Potter, niece of Potter Palmer, for whom August L. Bearce traveled to London, England. Divorced."
I will type this exactly as printed in the letter; there have been many errors which I could figure out, but I'm not sure on this part: "Larned Veslie Bearce, son of Herbert P. Now 9, 10 years Dec, 194 address some years sinc was 52 Broadway N.Y. City (probably supposed to be a period here) Next line "Winfield Scot Bearce 4129 or 4124 Sasafrass St., Erie PA, not sure of name of street.He might know of Herbert P.whose name was August L. Bearce at sixteen was graduated from Naval Academn, Annapolis at the age of 16; enlisted World War One (before War One) I think was active War 1.I know he went through World War One."(kind of confusing).
About 1970 I worked with a teacher named Vivian Fogg (her maiden name), who was from New England.I wonder if she is a member of this family.I have never heard the name anywhere else.
I notice these people spell the name Bearce, and you have it as Bearse.I was wondering if that is the way it is spelled on the tombstones.