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Cayuga County
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Train Rider is Fatally Crushed By L.V. Train
Herbert Addonnel, of Weedsport, catches a ride at Manchester and falls off near Geneva
Geneva, Jan. 14 Ė Herbert Addonnell, of Weedsport, died at the Geneva city hospital today of injuries sustained under a Lehigh Valley train at the Geneva junction early this morning. Addonnel and Harold Guyder, also of Weedsport, caught a train in the Manchester yards last night. As the train approached the Geneva junction Addonnel lost his hold and fell between cars. His right leg was partially severed and his body crushed. Guyder also suffered from exposure and is receiving treatment here.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 14, 1922. Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

BOLTON, Thomas
Class of 1833 -THOMAS BOLTON was born at Scipio, N.Y., 29 October, 1809. He was prepared for college at the school on Temple Hill, Geneseo, N.Y., kept by Seth Sweetser, C.C. Felton, and H.R. Cleveland. He entered college, with his friend Kelly, after the winter vacation, in February, 1830. He had a respectable rank as a scholar, and took a lively interest and prominent part in all that concerned the class. After graduation, he read law a while in the office of John C. Spencer, Esq., Canandaigua, N.Y. He was admitted to the bar at Cleveland, Ohio, in September, 1835. After a business connection of about a year with James L. Conger, Esq., he sent for his classmate and friend, Moses Kelly, and the two formed a partnership in the autumn of 1836, which lasted till 1856, when Mr. Bolton was elected one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas. This office he held for ten years. After his retirement from the bench in 1866, he devoted himself to the care of a large property. He died suddenly, 1 February, 1871, of neuralgia of the heart. Judge Bolton was twice married. His first wife, whom he married 7 September, 1837, was Elizabeth L. Cone, who died 26 January, 1846. By her he had five children: Festus Cone, born 7 June, 1838, died 8 February, 1839; Thomas Kelly, born 25 March, 1840 (H.C. 1861); Festus Cone, born 12 January, 1844; James Henry, born 20 January, 1846, graduated at Western Reserve, 1866, LL.B. at Harvard, 1869. He married, 1 December, 1846, Emmeline Russell, by whom he had two children: George Russell, born 31 January, 1851, died 9 September, 1859; Charles Chester, born 23 March, 1855.
Judge Bolton was a man of great energy and force of character, peremptory and decisive both at the bar and on the bench, social and companionable with his friends, by whom he was much beloved, but with a certain sternness of manner in the common intercourse of life, which prevented him from being generally popular. The resolutions adopted by the Cleveland bar after his death, and the speeches made on that occasion, showed the strong sense which was felt of his ability and worth.
[Source: "The Necrology of Harvard College 1869-1872"; published 1872; transcribed by Kim Mohler]

BURT, Jane Ann
Auburn, N.Y., May 20, ae. 48, wife of Alexander Hamilton Burt, Esq. She was the daughter of Morse Ingersol, Esq., and was born in Ridgefield, Ct., Jan. 22, 1810. In 1829 Mr. Ingersol removed with his family to Cayuga Co., N.Y., where he died in 1834. Mrs. B. was married in St. Peterís Church, Auburn, by the Rev. Dr. Rudd, rector, Sept. 14, 1830. In 1837 she was confirmed and admitted to the communion of the church. It is little to say of her that she was an affectionate wife and mother. She was more than this. She was a humble and devout Christian, and faithful in all the relations of life. Modest, retiring, and domestic in her habits, she always endeavored to make her home pleasant and agreeable, and to train up her children in the ways of virtue and Christian living; and in all this she was eminently successful.
[Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

EATON, Elizabeth
Age 65, widow of the late Gen. William EATON, died at Auburn, N.Y., May 20. (June 6)
[Source: National Intelligencer, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967, sub. by K. T.]

GRIGER, L. T. [Gregor]
L. T. Griger, (col.) of Oregon, Mo., died October 1, 1876, aged 36 years, 5 months and 10 days. He was ailing for some time, and died a victim of that fell destroyer--consumption. He was born April 22, 1840, in the town of Ledyard, Cayuga county, N.Y., where he received a tolerable fair education. In 1862 he enlisted in the United States army and served one year. After the expiration of the year he re-enlisted in the Government service, and joined the U.S. Flag Ship, Hartford, of the Asiatic squadron, and accompanied that craft on its trip around the world. The Hartford sailed from New York July 17, 1865, and returned to the same harbor, August 14, 1868, after a cruise of a little over three years.
He came to Holt county May 28, 1870, and was engaged as teacher of the Oregon colored school, which he taught with satisfaction. In the death of Mr. Gregor the community has lost an intelligent, useful and patriotic citizen, whose memory will be cherished especially by those who received the benefit of his teaching.
(note: two different spellings of surname)
[The Holt County Sentinel, Friday, October 6, 1876 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

On the 27th ult. a child of Mr. Halstead of Springport, Cayuga County, New York, about two years old, having a pair of scissors in its hand, fell, when they penetrated its side which caused its death almost instantly.
[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, July 23, 1828 - Sub. by N. Piper]

PARKER, Imogene S.
Died at Glen Haven, N. Y., Dec. 12, of consumption, Mrs. Imogene S. Parker, 34 years, 7 days, wife of Thomas C. Parker. Mrs. P. was a strong spiritualist and most intimate friend of Mrs. Royal Olmsted.

[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), January 6, 1881, Submitted by N. Piper

Melancholy Disaster
On the 19th ult., the dwelling house of Dr. Barnabas Smith, of Venice, Cayuga county, N.Y. was destroyed by fire. Two young women, Miss Naome Spring, the school mistress of the neighborhood and a girl belonging to the family, perished in the flames. The fire originated from a box of ashes, which had been placed in a wood-shed adjoining the house. Loss of property estimated at $3,000.
[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA) April 6, 1825. Submitted by N. Piper]

Distressing Casualty -- On Wednesday last, while Mr. John Smith was at dinner at Mr. Robertís tavern, at Fosterville, he got a large piece of beef into his throat where it stuck fast, and before the cause of his distress could be discovered, he expired. Fredonia Censor.
[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA) December 1, 1824. Submitted by N. Piper.]


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