Sarah Isadora "Dora" B. Lenhart

Lenhart, Sarah Isadora "Dora" B. (Baldwin). b. Sept. 18, 1850 Town of Ellery. d. Apr. 1934 as a result of a fall. bd. Apr. 29, 1934 Lot 270 G - 11. Age 82. d/o Philander & Alcina (Copp) Baldwin. w/o Dr. John Jordan Lenhart. PJ: 4/28/1934: Mrs. Isadora Baldwin Lenhart of Bemus Point died in Miami, Fla., Wednesday evening as the result of injuries sustained in a fall a few days previously. She had been spending the winter in Miami with her daughter and her family. The remains will arrive in Bemus Point this evening, accompanied by Mrs. Johnston. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Universalist Church of that place. Mrs. Lenhart was born in the Town of Ellery on September 18, 1850, the daughter of Philander and Alcina Copp Baldwin. On April 29, 1875, she was united in marriage with Dr. J. J. Lenhart, who predeceased her in death March, 1915. To this union was born one daughter, Charlotte Lenhart Johnston. In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Lenhart is survived by three grandchildren: Jane Isadora Johnston, John Lenhart Johnston, and Geroge A. Johnston Jr. She was a member of the Univeraalist Church of Bemus Point, The Library Guild, and was a charter member of the Bemus Point Civic Club (later the Community Club), and was especially active in the earlier civic development of Bemus Point. Mrs. Lenhart had resided in Bemus Point for over 65 years and with her late husband, operated the Hotel Lenhart. Following the doctor’s death, Mrs. Lenhart assumed practically the entire management of the establishment, retaining her alertness and business acumen to the end of her life. Hotel Lenhart was first built in 1881 on the site occupied by the present structure on Lakeside Drive near the ferry, but burned in 1891. It was rebuilt in 1892 and since that time many improvement have been added from year to year, the hostelry being one of the best known on Chautauqua Lake. Mrs. Lenhart had an extended circle of personal friends among the clientele of her hotel, guests returning season after season from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo and other cities.