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Obituaries and Death Notices

ALLEN, Benjamin Mrs.

Highly Respected Resident Passed Away Early This Morning.
Mrs. Benjamin Allen, one of Utica’s oldest and most esteemed residents, passed away at an early hour this morning at her home, 77 Lansing street. Had she lived until to-morrow she would have been 77 years of age. For several years Mrs. Allen had been in a feeble condition and of late had been confined to her bed a greater part of the time. Her last illness was, however, of but one week’s duration. Her advanced age had so weakened her system that her decline was rapid, and death had not been unexpected for several days. While Mrs. Allen’s demise was not entirely unlooked for it will be sad intelligence to her many friends.
Mrs. Allen was born in Prescott, Lancashire England, March 25, 1823. When a girl of eight years she came to this country and had since resided in Utica. She was married to the Hon. Benjamin Allen July 29, 1845. Mrs. Allen was of a retiring nature and was a faithful wife and fond mother. She thought much of her home and family. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mary J. and A. Matilda, and two sons, William F. and George B. Allen, all of Utica. She also leaves two grandchildren, Misses Gertrude A. and Grace Allen of this city. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 24, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

ANDRUS, Hellen M.
Died At Utica, Feb. 11th, Hellen M., only daughter of J. E. and Harriet Andrus, of Leyden, Lewis county, aged 2 years 9 months. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, February 26, 1862; JD, Sub by FoFG]

ARCHER, Mrs. Elizabeth
Vernon, N.Y., Oct. 16, (1858) ae. 107 years, 4 mos. Her health was excellent to the last, when, without sickness, she “fell asleep.”
[Source: 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.]

BAILEY, Ellen Cady
Waterville, March 19 - A telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Ellen Cady Bailey of New York, formerly of this place, was received Saturday evening. She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Dewey. She had been ill about a week. Death was caused by grip and bronchitis. She was well known in Oneida county where the greater part of her life was spent. She was born in 1826 in Annaville, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Cady. Her girlhood was spent in Verona. In 1848 she was married to Aaron N. Bailey. They lived for a while after their marriage in Vienna, and then moved to Rome, where Mr. Bailey died about six years ago. Since then she had lived with her sister in New York. Mrs. Bailey was a lovely character, with a kind and loving disposition and a cheerful and genuine temperament. She made many friends and had the faculty to retain them. In early life she took a deep interest in music and was a good singer. She also had decided literary tastes and at one time wrote some interesting articles, which were published. She was a devoted Christian and belonged to the Presbyterian Church. She leaves three sons, Virgil E., George A. and Charles H. Bailey of Buffalo; also three brothers and a sister, William E. Cady of Iowa, J. Lansing Cady of Waterville, ad Charles E. Cady and Mrs. J. H. Dewey of New York. The remains will be brought to McConnellsville for interment. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 19, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

BAILEY, Seymour
Died, In Rome, Oneida County, on Sunday morning, the 23rd inst., of typhus fever, Seymour Bailey, aged 25 years, son of the editor of this paper. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, October 26, 1853)

Vernon Centre, N.Y., Jan. 26, (1858) ae. 54. He was a descendant of John Beecher, who, after the Pequot war, with seven others, spent the winter upon the present site of New Haven, Ct., before Davenport preached under the oak. He was born at Southbury, Ct., Nov. 2, 1803. His early education was in strict accordance with the Puritan tendencies of the times – attended to classical studies under the tuition of the late President Tyler, his pastor, and Mr. Pitman, at Hanover, N.H. He entered the Southwest Theological Seminary, at Marysville, Tenn., in 1826; and in 1830 was licensed to preach, and received a commission under the American Sunday School Union to labor in East Tenn., where he labored one year. In 1832 he preached with great success in Bridgewater, Ct.; but subsequently for several years was the agent of the Presbyterian Education Society and the Home Missionary Society. From 1841 to 1846 he was pastor of a church in Ellsworth, Ct.; but, upon his failing health, he removed to Central New York, preaching at Sangerfield and Stockbridge; but ultimately fixed his residence in Vernon Centre, where he waited his change from his earthly to his heavenly home. Humble fidelity and endurance in missionary and pastoral duties – death hastened by privation and exposure in doing good – compose the lights which the grave cannot darken. [Source: "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. Transcr ibed by Kim Mohler.]


BELLEW – At Franklin Iron Works, N.Y., Thursday, September 8, 1892, Ann, wife of George Bellew, aged [-6?] years. [Utica Daily Press (Utica, NY) – Friday, Septemb er 9, 1892; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BELLEW, George
Death invaded the home of George Bellew of Franklin Iron Works, Thursday, and removed from the family circle his son George, aged 25 years.  His death is mourned by his acquaintances, old and young.  He was a general favorite among his associa tes, possessing a kind and cheerful disposition which endeared him to all.  The s adly afflicted family have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.  This is the third time they have been called upon to follow a beloved one to the grave within the past eight months.  Besides his bereaved parents he leaves three brothers, Richard of New York, James, of Red Hook, and Daniel of Franklin, and two sisters, Mrs. M. F. Buttimer, of Utica, and Miss Annie, of Franklin.  The funeral was held Monday, Febr uary 29, from St. Mary’s Church, Clinton, where a Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father O’Reilly. [The Utica Sunday Tribune (Utica, NY) – Sunday, Marc h 13, 1892; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BELLEW, George
At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Michael Buttimer, No. 57 Mohawk street, Saturday, July 12, 1902, George Bellew, aged 72 years. [Utica Herald-Dispatch (Utica, NY) – Mo nday, July 14, 1902; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BELLEW, George
George Bellew died suddenly of heart disease at his home, 57 Mohawk street, at 4:35 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Bellew was born in County Meath, Ireland, and spent the early years of his life there.  About 46 years ago he came to this country, loca ting in Clinton.  He worked at the Franklin Iron Works up the death of his wife ten y ears ago.  Then he came to Utica and had lived here in retirement since.  Mr. Be llew was a member of St. Agnes’s Church.  Four children are left to survive him, Richard of New York and Daniel F. of Utica, are the sons, and Mrs. M. F. Buttimer and Miss Anna Bellew, both of Utica, are the daughters of the deceased.
Coroner Dodd investigated Mr. Bellew’s death and found it to be a result of organic heart trouble.  No inquest will be held. [Utica Herald-Dispatch (Utica, NY) – Monday, July 14, 1902; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BELLEW, George J.
At Franklin Iron Works, Friday March 4, 1892, George J., son of George and Ann Bellew, aged 23 years, [6 ?] months and [6 ?] days. The funeral will be held from the family residence, Monday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m., and from St. Mary’s Church, Clinton, at 10 o’clock.  Friends are invited. [The Utica Observer (Utica, NY) – Saturday , March 5, 1892; JD, Sub by FoFG]

James Bellew, who died in Red Hook Wednesday morning, was born at Franklin Iron Works in 1862.  He lived there until 1882, when he moved to Red Hook.  He was foreman of the stock farm of Sheridan Shook.  His wife and four children are living.  Bes sie, Mamie, Annie and James are the children living, all of Red Hook.  Two sisters, Mrs. M. F. Buttimer and Annie Bellew of Utica, and two brothers, Richard Bellew of New York and Daniel Bellew of Utica, are also living.  The father of the deceased, George Bellew, is living at Red Hook. [Rome Evening Citizen (Rome, NY) – Thursday, June 13, 1895; JD, Sub by FoFG]

In Franklin Iron Works, Sunday, March 23, 1890, John Bellew, son of George and Ann Bellew, aged [25 ?] years, 10 months and 11 days. Funeral will occur Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., from residence of parents, and at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Church.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. [Utica Daily Press (Utica, NY) – Tuesday, March 25, 1890; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BELLEW, Joseph
BELLEW – At Franklin Iron Works, Tuesday, July 14, 1891, Joseph, son of George an d Ann Bellew, aged 18 years, 4 months and 1 day. Funeral will take place to-morrow (Thursday) morning from his late residence at 9:[??] and from St. Mary’s Church, Cli nton, at 10 o’clock.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. [The Utica Observer (Utica, NY) – Wednesday, July 15, 1891; JD, Sub by FoFG]

At Franklin Iron Works, Jan. 31, 1892, Matt Bellew, aged 21 years and [?] months. [Utica Morning Herald (Utica, NY) – Tuesday, February 2, 1892; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BENEDICT, J. Spencer
Died, In Utica, Monday May [?] of congestion of the lungs, J. Spencer, son of Hon. John Benedict, aged about 21 years. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, June 1, 1864; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BENEDICT, Levantia W.

Died, in Rome on Sunday 4th Oct. inst., Mrs. Levantia W. wife of Hon. John Benedict, formerly of this village, aged 42 years.  The deceased has been long, and intima tely known in this village, and her death will be lamented by a large circle of neighbors and friends.  Kind and gentle in all of the relations of life, an ornament to society , an exemplary christian, the place her death has made vacant will not soon be filled again.  May “He who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb,” soften this afflicting dispensation to her bereaved family. [The Lewis County Banner (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, October 7, 1857; JD, Sub by FoFG] 

BOSWORTH, Constant

Died, In Rome on the 11th June, Constant Bosworth, aged 90 years. [The Lewis County Banner (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, July 7, 1859; JD, Sub by FoFG]

BRACE, Helen A.

A well known and respected resident of this city was lost in the death Saturday evening at _ o'clock of Miss Helen A. Brace at her home, 62 rutger Street, after a lingering illness. She was ther daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen Brace and had spent all her life in this area. A member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, she was a woman of fine christian character that won her many friends. Who feel much regret in her death and unite in extending sympathy to the members of the family. Miss Brace is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cornelia lee of Rutger Street and Mrs. John Wright of Syracuse and two brothers John Brace of California and Benjamin Brace of Chicago, besides several nieces and nephew [Utica N.Y Daily Press August 12, 1912 - tr. by AudreyVodehnal]

BRACE, Helen

Helen Mar Miller, widow of Benjamin Starr Brace, died in her home on Pleasant Street, Friday night. She was born in Litchfield Herkimer County November 23, 1824. For the past __ years she had lived in the house in which she died. She had long been an invalid. Mrs. Brace attended the Methodist Church and was a devout Christian. She is survived by five children Mrs Cornelia Lee. and Miss Helen A. Brace of this city, Mrs. W.A. Wright of Syracuse, Benjamin M. Brace of Chicago and John W. Brace of Oakland Cal. There are also 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. [The Utica Sunday Tribune, January 27, 1907 - tr. by AudreyVodehnal]

BUCK, Charles
Died in Boonville – Charles Buck, late Adjutant of the Ninety-Seventh Regiment, di ed in Boonville, Sunday evening, after an illness of two or three weeks.  He was a ne phew of Col. Wheelock, twenty-seven years of age, and esteemed as a young man of great moral worth and  promise. He was formerly a Student of Lowville, and brother of Hon. Daniel Buck of South Bend, Minnesota. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, July 30, 1862; JD, Sub by FoFG]


Correction – We cut the following article from the Utica Hearld, of Saturday last:   “The Boonville Herald furnishes some additional particulars of the inquest at Port Leyden, which we have already referred to.  The wife of Rev. Henry Budge die d in December last, as the Coroner's Jury found, by suicide.  Much excitement has s ince prevailed in relation to the matter, and all sorts of rumors wre in circulation.  On the petition of two hundred persons, the County Judge and District Attorney ordered a new inquest.  A jury was accordingly summoned, the body disinterred and a post mo rtem dissection made by Dr. Swinburne, of Albany, assisted by Prof. Porter of the Albany Medical College, in presence of Drs. Bishoff, Budd, Prichard, Runge and Olmstead.  Si x of the physicians were united in the opinion that it was a positive case of homicide.   One of the number – Dr. Olmstead of Port Leyden – dissented.  The stomach, brains & c., of deceased were taken to Albany for chemical analysis.  The examination of witnesses is still progressing before the Coroner.  We do not yet l earn how it is supposed the woman came to her death.”
We are informed by Judge Turner, and District Attorney Kilham, that the above statement is untrue, so far as it relates to a petition having been presented to them praying for no order directed to the Coroner, Thos. Rogers, Esq., to exhume the body and holding a second inquest.  Nor was an order granted or issued by them, or either of them.  Some person evidently gulled the Boonville Herald in relation to the matter, as no order of the kind has been, or was issued by them, and Judge Turner informs us no application was made to him for one.  We simply wish to correct a mistake. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, April 18, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]


Mrs. Ann Budell died at her home, 33 Steuben street, at 2 o’clock this morning, after an illness of about a month. She had been ailing since the middle of February, but nothing serious was thought of her illness until last Monday, when she was compelled to take to her bed. She had been suffering for a long time with stomach trouble which was the direct cause of her death. Mrs. Budell was born in Schenectady 82 years ago, where she resided until 8 years of age, when she removed with her parents to Fort Plain. Fifty years ago she came to this city, where she had since resided. Her maiden name was Ann Dillenbeck. When 16 years of age she married William T. Budell in this city, who died five years ago. Mrs. Budell was an active member of Court Street Methodist Church and had a large number of friends and acquaintances who will be grieved to learn of her demise. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. T. J. Warren of Point Peninsula, N.Y., one brother Henry Dillenbeck and one sister Mrs. Bugden of Albany. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 21, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

CAMPBELL, Theodore M.
Yesterday afternoon Theodore M. Campbell died at the home of his brother-in-law, Joseph B. Whipple, 711 Mary street. Mr. Campbell’s home was in Frankfort, but he came to this city on a visit and was taken ill February 14. Grip was the cause of his death, though Mr. Campbell suffered from heart trouble. He had always made his home with Mr. Whipple until a few years ago, when he removed to Frankfort. He is survived by one sister, Emma Fowler of Cooperstown.
[Utica Herald Dispatch, March 16, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

CHURCH, George T.
Class of 1894 - GEORGE TAYLOR CHURCH. A.B. Hamilton, 1880. B. 14 Dec., 1857, Waterville, N.Y. Teacher, 1880-86. Physician. D. 10 Mar., 1907, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

CHUTE, Bridget
Miss Bridget Chute died last evening at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after an illness extending over a year. Miss Chute was born in County Westmead, Ireland 84 years ago, and came to this country about 48 years ago, and had since resided in this city. She was a member of St. Francis de Sale’s Church and of the League of the Sacred Heart of that parish. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Catharine Berry of this city and four nieces, Mrs. William F. Wetes and the Misses Nellie, Katherine and Theresa Chute, all of Utica. The funeral will be held from the residence at her sister in law, Mrs. Chute of 179 Seymour avenue. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 20, 1900) Submitted by Susan]

CORNWELL, William E.
Class of 1903 - WILLIAM EAMES CORNWELL. B.S. B. Apr. 13, 1875, Rome, New York. Teacher and Farmer. D. May 28, 1913, at Riverside, Washington. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

CROSS, Nancy
Died, In Boonville, N.Y., on the Sabbath morning, 11th March, of inflammation of the lungs, Mrs. Nancy Cross, wife of John Cross, in the 56th years of her age. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, March 21, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]

[The People’s Friends, published at Little Falls, New York, narrates two deaths under somewhat singular circumstances.]  The other is that of Lewis Cummings and occu rred in Oneida County, New York.  The deceased was a promising and pious youth of seventeen, who, while attempting to escape from a falling tree in the woods, where he and others were engaged at work, received its massive weight directly on his head; it broke both his shoulders, both hips, one thigh, an arm and leg each in two places and crushed his skull in such a manner that the brains were mingled with the hair. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) April 5, 1831]


Mrs Daniel Daggett -- Word was received this afternoon of the death in New York City on Monday of Mrs. M. A. Daggett, widow of Dan. Mrs. Daggett, moved to New York after the death of Mr. Daggett, which occurred in Utica on March 10, 1899. The remains will be brought to Utica for interment. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 20, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]


Married, At the Hulbert House, Boonville, March 22, 1870, by Rev. John R. Lewis, Mr. Jefferson M. Danks of Turin, and Miss Anna Gertrude Cunningham of Lyon's Falls. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, March 30, 1870; JD, Sub by FoFG]

DAVIS, Frances

Died as a Result of Injuries from a Fall
Mrs. Frances Davis, a well known resident of this city died at 3:00 o'clock this morning at a local hospital, where she had been confined for the past four days. Some time ago she broke her hip in a fall and this injury was the direct cause of her death. Mrs. Davis was born in Clayville on December 17, 1851 and was the daughter of the late Chauncey and Helen Ferry. She had resided at 61 Water st.,in the city, for the past 30 years. She was held in esteem by all her acquaintences. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Holmes; one grandson Grover Lee, one sister Mrs. David Perry of Salt Lake City, Utah and one brother, Hiram Ferry, of Uriskany Falls. The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter _ Hoyt St. [23 May 1909 , Utica NY Observer - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

DAVIS, Katherine Landon
Word was received in this city yesterday of the death at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Of Katherine Landon wife of William Henry Davis. Before her marriage to Mr. Davis she had always resided in Canton, Madison county and the family is very well known in this vicinity. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters and two sons. Mrs. Ellen L. Cornam of this city is a sister and Mrs. Ellen G. wood a niece. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 16, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

DENCE, Margaret
Died, In Boonville, April 20, of paralysis, Mrs. Margaret Dence, aged 55 years. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, May 4, 1864; JD, Sub by FoFG]

DOUGLAS, Edgar H. S.

Class of 1890 - EDGAR HENRY SHEPARD DOUGLAS. B. 25 Feb., 1867, Saxonville, Mass. Physician. D. 29 Oct., 1910, Utica, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Sad Accident – We learn that Dr. Douglass of Port Leyden, passed through here yeste rday, with the remains of his son, who was accidentally drowned while attempting to cross a river on the ice, somewhere in Michigan.  It seems he was teaching school near the river, and had repeatedly warned his scholars not to cross the river.  One eve ning after school, he threw his coat over his arm, took a little girl by the hand and ventured upon the ice.  It proved too weak, and when he saw it giving way, he pushed the child as far as he could from him, threw his coat, and after a fruitless struggle, sunk to rise no more.  The afflicted family are entitled to our war mest sympathies in this sore bereavement.  - Boonville Herald. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, March 18, 1863; JD, SUB by FOFG]


At 4:30 o’clock last evening John Farley died at the City Hospital, aged 70 years. Mr. Farley entered the hospital March 5, and on the same day he entered his wife died. He was very weak and death was caused by old age. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 20, 1900, Submitted by Susan]

FLOYD, William
Died on the 4th day of August , inst., at his residence in Western, in the state of New York, General William Floyd, in the 89th year of his age.  Thus another patriot of the Revolution is gone! He was one of the remaining four; viz: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Carroll, and William Floyd, who signed the Declaration of Independence. Gen. Floyd began early engaged in opposing the encroachments of Great Britain upon our rights and liberties, and ardently active in promoting the happiness and independence of his country, was chosen a delegate from the county of Suffolk to a Congress of the Colonies of North America, held at Philadelphia, on the 5th of Sept. 1774, of which he remained a member until nearly the close of the Revolution. On that memorable and trying day, the 4th of July 1776, when the Independence of America was declared while the British were upon his estates, and giving him a foretaste of the destruction that awaited him and all those who were pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in the support of that doubtful project, should it fail, we find him enrolling his name among those of the patriots who were willing to risk all that was personal to themselves, for the freedom of their country. After the close of the struggle and having passed the most active years of his life in various public situations, always enjoying the confidence and affection of his fellow citizens, he left his estate in Suffolk, and at the age of about 60, as if in the vigor of his years, took up his residence in the then wilderness, now the cultivated valley, of Western, in the county of Oneida, where he has passed the remainder of his days in retirement; retaining his usual relish for social enjoyments, his love of friends, his strength of memory, and all the faculties of his mind.
He has left an aged and worthy widow; also children and grand children and many relatives and friends to feel his loss. His fellow citizens and neighbors, who have for many years enjoyed the friendship and advice of a venerable patriot, will long hold him in affectionate remembrance; and his country will embalm his deeds and his character among those who have bestowed lasting blessing upon mankind. [Republican Compiler, Gettyburg PA, August 22, 1821]

FOOT, Luther
Buffaloe, May 25...
Melancholy!  On Sunday morning last, Luther Foot, a private of Lieut. Hewitl's compan y of U.S. Vols., formerly of Clinton, Oneida county, was found dead in the Indian village, about three miles from this place, in the stoop of an Indian dwelling.   A coroner's inquest sat on the body, and made a verdict "Natural death by the visita tion of God"  Foot was discharged from the service of the U.S. about a week since;  he was paid $45.84 cents, had a large pack of clothing and was in posses(sic) of his arms, 6 or 7 days past, when he was last seen in this village.  From habi tual inebriety he became deranged, and straggled into the Indian village, where he was seen a day or two before he was found dead.  He was found without money, pack or arms.   He died a most miserable death -- intoxication and a filthy disease, we believe, attended him in his last moments.  Mortification had taken place, and he was buried about 20 rods from the place where he died.  [The Evening Post (New York, New York) . 4 Jun 1813, Fri]

FORD, John
Man Killed on the Black River Rail Road – John Ford, a hand on the gravel train, fell from one of the cars one day last week, and was instantly killed, nearly the whole train passing over his body.  Coroner Van Ness, of Oneida County, held an inques t at Trenton, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.  - The deceased was unmarried, about 27 years old, and had relatives in Oswego county. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, June 10, 1863; JD, Sub by FoFG]

FOX, Alexander R.
Died suddenly of inflammation in the bowels, in the town of Rome, on the 2d inst., Alexander R. Fox, 2d son of the late Silas A. Fox, of Osceola, Lewis Co., N.Y., aged 16 years and 12 days.  [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday , June 13, 1860]

GILMORE, William H.
William H. Gilmore, one Utica’s well known business men passed away at his home, 29 Plant street at 5 o’clock this morning. Mr. Gilmore had been ill but one week with pneumonia. While for the past few days his death had not been unexpected the news will be sad intelligence to his wide circle of friends.
Mr. Gilmore was born in this city 49 years ago and had always resided here. He was a son of William K. Gilmore who died but a few weeks ago. Mr. Gilmore was educated in the Utica public schools. His first business occupation was in the coal office of H. W. K. Gilmore, where he was employed for a period of 15 years. He then associated himself with Charles Kirtland of this city and together they opened up a jewelry store at 176 Genesee street. Two years later Mr. Gilmore purchased the interest of Mr. Kirtland and for one year continued alone. Since then Mr. Gilmore had acted as manager for the Utica Coal Company of which he was a member.
He was a man of genial disposition and was well liked by all with whom he had dealings. He was a member of Fort Schuyler Council, Royal Arcanum, and belonged to the Church of the Reconciliation.
In the year 1876 Mr. Gilmore married Miss Emma Harrington of this city. She survives with one daughter, Miss Mae Gilmore. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 15, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

GRAVES, Harriet
Died in Boonville, on Saturday, the 15th inst., Harriet, daughter of Henry Graves, aged 6 years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, May 3, 1854; JD , Sub by FoFG)

GRAY, Mary Augusta Dix

A loved Christian daughter, sister, wife and mother. Born at Balston Springs, NY, January 2, 1810, married in Ithaca, NY to W.H. Gray of Utica, NY Feb. 27, 1838; started for Oregon Feb 28, 1838; proceeded to the Lapwai, Rev. H.H. Spalding's mission station; commenced a mission school of 50 to 100 native children, under a pine tree, within two weeks after her arrival, which continued during the fall and winter; from the pine-tree school house she entered with her pupils into the log, puncheon-seated and earth-floor school house, til March, 1839. In the fall of 1839, with her husband, son and two Nez Perce Indians in a chinook canoe, left for the Whitman station, where she remained, assisting Mrs. Whitman in teaching her school, til November 1842; proceeded with husband, one son and two daughters in a Hudson Bay Co.'s batteau, to Celilo, thence in an Indian canoe by Vancouver and Oregon City; in 1846 to Clatsop plains; in 1855, with family, to Astoria; In 1858, her husband and one son having preceded her to Fort Hope, B.C., she, with remaining children, followed; in 1860-61 crossed the Manson mountains to Okanagon Lake, W.T.; in 1862 resided in Portland till June of that year, her husband being engaged in freighting goods on the upper Columbia and Snake rivers; in 1863 recrossed the Rocky mountains, by steamer to San Francisco and rail to New York; in 1871 returned to Astoria; in 1872 moved to the Klaskani farm. After burying a younger sister, Mrs. Gadby of Albany, and attending the Oregon Pioneer Association in June last, and visiting her daughter in Olympia, having suffered with a severe catarrhal cough, she gradually commenced failing and on the morning Dec 8th took her seat at the breakfast table as usual, but soon left it for her room, her husband not noticing her leaving, but in a few moments found her in her room vomiting; she suggested remedies which she was accustomed to use, but not having the desired effect she continued to sink; her husband immediately sent for her son, daughter and a doctor from Astoria. Her husband said to her, "Mother are you going to leave us? Are you prepared to go?" She replied, "Yes, if it is the Lord's will; I have endeavored to serve Him and care for my family. He will not forsake me now." From that moment she appeared to be relieved, and with but little more conversation in reference to family matters, ceased uttering her prayer that her children and friends might join her in Father's house, not made with hands - "with our Lord and Savior," who had been with her in all her wanderings and trials on earth.
In Answer
As numerous inquiries are being made by the many friends of the late Mrs. Gray as to the cause of her apparent sudden death, by the request of Mr. Gray I take this mode of answering. Mrs Gray has shown signs of failure for some considerable time. About a year ago she met with a severe accident, falling about 6 feet sustaining severe injuries. Yet she has been able to keep about until just before her death, when billious vomiting and diarrhoea set in. Vomiting continuously for 16 hours necessarily caused, particularly at her age, 72, exhaustion of the vital powers, from which cause Mrs. Gray died. F. Crang, M.D.  [The Daily Astori an., December 13, 1881, (Astoria, Or.)]

GREENE, Edwin C.
Died, In Vernon, Oneida county, on the 12th inst., Mr. Edwin C. Greene, in the 24th year of his age, recently a resident of Lowville. [Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thur sday, April 23, 1840; JD, Sub by FoFG]


Samuel C. Griswold was born in Oneida County, NY, June 5, 1821: died March 5, 1902 at 9:15 a.m. aged 80 years. His early days were spent on a farm until he entered college. He was married June 20, 1847 to Miss Lavinna Foreman of Madison County, NY and moved shortly afterward to Wisconsin. After remaining there for some time he moved his family to St. Louis, MO, and from there to the place where he resided until his death. To them were born six children, three of whom are still living, three having preceded him to the better world. His last illness was very brief and his death was a great surprise. His son Frank, of St. Paul, Minn., came down to attend his funeral. He was a obliging neighbor and a law-abiding citizen. The bereaved family has the sympathy of a host of friends. [Effingham Democrat, (Effingham, IL) March 14, 1902 - Submitted by]

HALLECK, Deacon Jabez
General W. H. Halleck's Grandfather.
This venerable man, Deacon Jabez Halleck, in his one hundred and third year, died in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, September 17. He was a native of Long Island, and settled in Westernville about the year 1800, having survived all the original settlers, and been an officer of the church there forty-five years. He was a large man, tall and imposing in his personal appearance, with a constitution capable of almost any amount of endurance, was strictly temperate, and till with in two or three years has almost daily performed some manual labor. He saw the first great contest for the establishment of our Government, and lived to see the beginning of this great contest for its preservation, which can be said of few others.
His father, Major Peter Halleck, who died 1791, and his grandfather, Peter Halleck, who died 1756, were buried in the old grave-yard at Mattituck, L. I., where their moss-covered grave-stones may still be seen, these being the great-grandfather and great-great grandfather of our present General-in-Chief. Their ancestor, and the ancestor of all the Halleck family in this country, was Peter Halleck, who was one of thirteen heads of families who came over from England in 1640, and took up their abode on the northeastern branch of Long Island, landing at what is now Southoid village, a part of which is still called “Halleck's Neck,” they being the first white settlers on that part of the island. This Peter Halleck settled on a farm two miles westward of Mattituck, where his descendants have continued for eight generations, till the present time. On this old Halleck homestead Deacon Jabez spent the earlier years of his life; and there five generations of his ancestors lived and died. Relati ves who wish further facts of their ancestry may obtain a brief sketch from Dr. Halleck, Tract House, 150 Nassau street, New York. ["Portrait Monthly", New York Illustrated News, Nov. 1, 1863. Submitted by Candi Horton]

HARDY, George
Class of 1860 - GEORGE HARDY. And. Theol. Sem., 1863. B. 12 May, 1835, Groveland, Mass. Pastor. D. 20 May, 1907, Sanquoit, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

HARRY, Ethel G.
At St. Luke’s Hospital yesterday afternoon occurred the death of Miss Ethel G. Harry, after a lingering illness of rheumatism. She had been employed as a nurse at the institution and made man friends by her kindly disposition. She was born in Colorado, February 8, 1872 and was a daughter of Madison and Susannah Harry who reside at West Edmeston. Besides her parents, she leaves one sister, who resides in West Edmeston. The remains were taken to that place at 6:45 this morning by undertaker Cassidy. Utica Herald Dispatch, March 23, 1900) Submitted by Susan

HILLS, Hilamon S.
Hilamon S. Hills, one of the pioneer settlers DuPage County, Illinois, died suddenly at his home in Bloomingdale (IL) Tuesday, Dec 13, from the effects of a fall. Mr. Hills was born in Vernon, Oneida County, N. Y., June 26,1818. He removed with his father to Illinois in 1840, and settled in Bloomingdale, then known as Meacham's Grove, where he has resided for fifty-seven years. He was the brother of E. O. Hills and the late N. C. Hills, of this city, and of Mrs. T.R. Stevens and the late H. B. Hills, of Wheaton, Illinois. In 1842 he married Lorena, daughter of Elias Maynard, also one of the early pioneers of   DuPage County. During the forty-five years of their married life they have reared five sons and four daughters, the youngest of the children being now 20 years of age, yet this records the first death in their family. Mr. Hill possessed excellent judgment and sterling business principles, and was a man of rugged character, positive in his convictions, and methodical in his life. These were combined with a jovial disposition, which made him a favorite with both old and young. The funeral services will be held at his late residence this morning at 11 o'clock.  [The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Friday, December 16, 1887; pg. 6 - KT, Sub by FoFG]

HUBBARD, Stephen G.
Class of 1843 - STEPHEN GROSVENOR HUBBARD. A.M. Yale, 1860. B. 16 Oct., 1816, Rome, N.Y. Act. Surg. U.S.A., 1862-65. Prof. Obst. and Dis. Wom. and Child., Yale, 1864-82. Physician. D. 30 June, 1905, New Haven, Conn. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

IVES, Marcellus H.
Died, In Rome, on Sunday, April 8th, Marcellus H. Ives, son of Selden Ives, of Turin, in the 21st years of his age.  [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, April 11, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died in Boonville, on the 18th inst., Miss Mary Ann Jackson, aged 2[5?] years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, March 1, 1854; JD, Sub by FoFG)

JENKINS, Timothy
Death of Hon. Timothy Jenkins
It is with feelings of the deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden death of Hon. Timothy Jenkins, of this County, which occurred at Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., Saturday p.m.   On Tuesday of last week Mr. Jenkins, in company with his son Hiram T. Jenkins, the District Attorney elect, started from this village with a horse and sleigh to attend the Circuit Court in session at Martinsburgh.  That day it will be remember was a bitter cold one, one of the severest of the season, and it going over the hills and through the open country from here to that place, he must have become pretty thoroughly chilled, of this, however we are without positive information.  Wedne sday morning he was taken ill, and continued to grow worse, a messenger reached this village about 8 p.m. Saturday for Dr . H. H. Pope, to go to Martinsburgh to see Mr. J., the same messenger took the 8 ½ p.m. train for Oneida Castle to notify Mrs. J. of the critical condition of her husband.  Dr. Pope was to start to Martinsburgh Sunday morning but at midnight, Saturday, another messenger arrived from Martinsburgh, bringing the sad and startling news of Mr. Jenkins' death!  Sunday morning Mrs. Jenkins arrive d in this village on her way to Martinsburgh, but here learned the distressing intelligence of the fatal termination of her husband's disease.  He was attacked with billious fever, of which, we hear, he died.  His remains passed through this vil lage about 4 p.m. Sunday, for Oneida Castle.
We have not the materials at hand, even if our feelings would permit, to write a fitting obituary of the deceased.  The prominent part he has acted in the politics, and at the Bar of this County and State, has established for him a reputation, which is not by any means confined to the geographical limits of New York.  In an official capacity, as district Attorney, and as Member of Congress for three terms, he discharged his duties with that remarkable ability and fidelity, as to leave upon his fair fame no blot, no, not even the taint of breath of suspicion.  As a lawyer he ra nked amongst the first in the State, and the trial or argument of cases, his antagonist, no matter who he was, found in Timothy Jenkins, a “foeman worthy of his steel.”
As a citizen, as a neighbor, in all the private walks of life, in the social or family circles, he was peculiarly attractive and deservedly popular.  To strangers at f irst sight, he might seem reserved and forbidding, but a brief acquaintance dissipated all such ideas, for he was in conversation one of the most social and entertaining of men.  To young men, particularly those of the legal profession, struggling for success, he was a very kind, social and obliging, and it was for these qualities that made him so popular with his neighbors, and endeared him so highly to the junior members of the Bar. But he has departed, a noble specimen of a man, with the finest of feelings, the tenderest sensibilities, and with rare and generous impulses, has gone to his rest, with a mind unimpaired by time, and intellect undimmed by use.  Timothy Jenkins has gone to his long home, leaving behind him many, many warm friends, who will mourn with true sorrow the loss of a noble friend.  He was not quite sixty years of age.  The time of his funeral has not as yet been fixed, as we hear. It is somewhat of a strange coincidence that just a year ago at this time, Mr. J. was attending the Circuit at Martinsburgh when the hotel was burned where he was stopping, he was awakened in the night by a sense of suffocation, and had reason and strength enough left to get up and raise a window, without even then knowledge what aided him, soon the flames burst in the entire building, and Mr. J. has frequently said since that in three of five minutes longer, if he had not awoke, he would have been past recovery. [From the Rome Sentinel, reprinted in "The Lewis County Banner" (Lowville, NY) –  Wednes day, December 28, 1859; JD, Sub by FoFG]

JOHNSON, Spencer
Death of Mr. Spencer JOHNSON
At Garden Grove, Cali., June 26, 1896, Aged 82 Years. A Pioneer of Kane Co (Illinois), and for Many Years a Highly Respected Resident of Batavia, IL.
Mr. Spencer JOHNSON, one of the old Pioneer settlers of Kane Co., who came here some 59 years ago, when this beautiful country was but a wild prairie, and assisted in breaking its soil, establishing our city, and to build our school and churches, passed away at his home in Garden Grove, California, June 26th 1896 after a long illness, aged 82 years.
Deceased was born at Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 15th, 1814. In 1835 he located at Dover, Ohio, where for some time he followed teaching; came to Illinois in 1837, and purchased a claim in Virgil Township, and for a number of years followed the occupation of a farmer. In 1849 he purchased a fine grain and dairy farm, one mile east of Batavia, which he owned at the time of his death; it being carried on by his son, Wm. R. JOHNSON.
March 24, 1842, Mr. JOHNSON married Miss Sarah M. CHAFFEE, of Campton, Ill., with whom the past 54 years of his life have been pleasantly spent. Ten children were born to them, six of whom are still living, and with the aged mother, are now left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Deceased was a staunch Republican, a valued member of the Batavia Cong’l church, and for some time served as a Trustee. About ten years ago he moved to Garden Grove, Cali., where he owned a fruit farm, and where one son, E. S. JOHNSON, and a daughter, Mrs. WARE reside, and who tenderly cared for him in his declining years. Mr. JOHNSON was a man highly respected by all, a promoter of good, and a valuable citizen, whose memory will be cherished through all time, and his life be a worthy example to his family and friends.
The remains were brought to Batavia, Thursday, July 2d, accompanied by his son, Edmund; (the wife being in too feeble health to endure the long journey.) They were met upon their arrival by the children and friends, and tenderly conveyed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. M. KINNE, where funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., and were largely attended. [Batavia Herald, 9 July 1896]
JONES, Fanny
At 4 o’clock this morning occurred the death of Miss Fanny m. Jones at the home of her niece, Mrs. D. L. Davis, 26 Steuben Park, after an illness of about seven months. She had been able to be about the house until last Christmas, when she was compelled to take to her bed. Miss Jones was born in North Wales and came to this country when very young. She settled with her parents near Utica, and in 1852 removed to this city, where she had since resided. Miss Jones had a very large circle of friends who will receive the news of her death with deep sorrow. When able, Miss Jones attended the Bleecker Street Baptist Church, but for the past three years she had been unable to leave the house. Her only surviving relatives are seven nieces and four nephews. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 22, 1900 Submitted by Susan]

KLOCK, Mrs. E.D.
Mrs. Edwin D. Klock died at her home, 99 Charlotte street, at 9 o’clock this morning. Mrs. Klock had been ill for the past four months and had been confined to her bed most of the time. She was born in Clinton, N.Y., 51 years ago and resided there until three years of age, when she removed with her parents to Sauquoit, where she resided until 1870 and then removed to Little Falls. From Little Falls she came to this city, where she resided until the time of her death. Her maiden name was Marcella Frances Truman, and in the year 1872 she was united in matrimony with Edwin D. Klock of this city. Mrs. Klock was a very active woman and had a very large circle of friends and acquaintances in this city, to whom the news of her death will be a very sad blow. Mr. Klock is in the millinery business in this city and was ably assisted by Mrs. Klock, who took a great interest in the business. She took entire charge of all the work that was brought in the store. Mrs. Klock was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and was always very much interested in anything arising to the church’s welfare. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mabel M., two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gay of Sauquoit and Mrs. C. A. Randall of Nebraska, and four brothers, Alexander and William of San Francisco, George of Arizona and John Klock of Louisville, Ky.
[Utica Herald Dispatch, March 15, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

LEE, Alfred
Alfred Lee 71 408 Rutger, former owner in Adrian Lee Sons Co. one of the first wholesale meat firms in the city died Dec. 26, 1942 in Faxton Hospital. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Lee was born in Utica July 28, 1871, the son of the late Adrian and Cornelia Brace Lee. After leaving school became associated with his father in business. About 40 years ago, after the death of his father, he conducted the business with his brother Louis Lee who died in 1941. The firm was established in 1895. Surviving are three cousins John A. Wright, former police captain and Mrs. Charles Brandeau Utica, and Mrs. Charles Hutson Chicago. The funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. tomorrow from the Gordon Funeral home __ Steuben Park [UTICA DAILY PRESS, MONDAY DECEMBER 28, 1942 - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

LEE, Cornelia

Cornelia Brace, wife of the late Adrian Lee, died at her home 408 Rutger Street at 7:30 this morning. Mrs. Lee was 70 years of age and was well known in the city, where her death will be mourned by a large circle of friends. She was born on Pleasant Street in 1847 and had always resided in Utica. She was married to Adrian Lee in 1867. Mr. Lee died in 1901, Mrs Lee was a devoted mother and her chief joy was in the home. She is survived by three children Louis, Alfred, and Edward Lee, all of the city, a sister Mrs William Wright of Syracuse, and two brothers Benjamin Brace of Chicago and John W. Brace of Oakland California also survive. Mrs. Lee attended the Bethany Presbyterian Church. - [UTICA NEW YORK HERALD Mar. 16, 1917 - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

LEE, Edward

Edward Lee a prominent young business man of this city, passed away in St. Lukes Hospital, where he had been confined for the past two weeks. He was a young man of fine character and his sudden demise this morning will occasion sorrow to many people who had known him, both in a business as well as a social way. "Tim", as he was famaliarly known in this city, was held in high regard by all who knew him, and his death will be generally regretted. Mr. Lee was born in the city, the youngest son of the Late Adrian and Cornelia Lee. After receiving his education in the public schools and Business College, he entered the firm of the Mohawk Valley Packing Company as manager, associated with his brothers, Louis and Alfred Lee. That business was discontinued about eight years ago. Since then he had not been active in business but still remained an interest with his brothers in the firm of Adrian Lee's Sons Wholesalers of dressed beef and provisions. Mr. Lee was a Democrat in politics but never sought or held office. He was well liked by all his acquaintances and those who did business with him always found him fair and capable. The death of his mother occured a year ago next month. He is survived by the two brothers mentioned. - [Unknown newspaper/date -- tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

LEE, Erastus

At an early hour Monday (Died March 23, 1891) occured the death of Erastus Lee, father of Adrian Lee of Blaodina St. The deceased was born in Frankfort in 1913 and came to Utica in 1869 and engaged in the machine business with his son, Adrian Lee. He was an ex- street Commissioner of this city, and possessed many friends. Mr. Lee suffered a severe paralytic stroke several years ago and this was the main cause of his death. The decease leaves three sons and one daughter and they have the sincere sympathy of all in their bereavement. [UTICA DAILY PRESS MARCH 25, 1891, VOL. X, NO.12 -- tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

LEE, Louis
The funeral of Louis Lee former wholesale meat dealer who died yesterday morning in his home, 2513 Genesse will be held at 1 P.M. tomorrow from the home. Lee was born in Utica a son of the late Adrian and Cornelia Brace Lee, and was educated in Utica Schools. His father served as a captain in the Civil War. After leaving school he became associated with the Adrian Lee Sons Wholesale meat business on Main St. The business was established in 189-?
About 40 years ago Louis and his brother took over the business and conducted it together. He retired 16 years ago. Mr. Lee was one of the best known horsemen in the vicinty because of his interest in raising and driving trotting horses. Several blooded colts were raised on his farm near Clinton and the stock from his stables drew wide spread interest among horsemen.
Mr. Lee traveled extensively including several coast to coast trips. On Sept 12, 1940, while about to enter a car in front of his home, he was struck by a motor car and injured. He spent nine weeks in a hospital under treatment for his injuries. Mr. Lee was married 45 years to Agnes Schroder who survives with his brother, Alfred several cousins and an uncle. He attented the Presbyterian Church. [unknown newspaper/date - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

LEE, Lucy Ohl
Mrs. Lucy Ohl Lee 97, formerly of1240 Kossuth(?) Ave died Saturday night in the Summit Nursing Home after a shortillne ss. She was born in Utica, the daughter of J. August and Sarah Hoff Ohl. She was educated in local schools and she was a graduate of the Albany Business School. She was a bookkeeper for many years for the former J.A. Ohl and Sons Butchers and later for the C. A. Durr Packing Co. and for the former John Fullem(?), accountant. She was the oldest member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. She was married to Ambrose Lee in Utica in 1910. He died in 1914. She leaves three nieces, Mrs. George (Grace)Heacox, Mrs. Thomas (Clara) Evans, and Mrs. John (Celia) Garvey, all of Utica, and a nephew, Charles F. Ohl of Inlet. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11(?)from the Lankton, Townsend, and Cronk Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 9. [THE DAILY PRESS UTICA NY MAY 1, 1972 - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

Franklin Spa Native Dies in Chicago, Ill.
Word has received this week by Mrs. Margaret Lenahan, Kellogg street, of the death of her brother-in-law, John Lenahan, 75, of Chicago.  His death occurred last Tuesday, Nove mber 9. Mr. Lenahan was born in Franklin Springs and left there when a young man for Chicago where he became a detective on the police force. [The Clinton Courier (Clinton, NY) – Thursday, November 10, 1938; JD, Sub by FoFG]

LEWIS, ___
Suicide at Boonville – We learn that a man by the name of Lewis, committed suici de at Boonville, on the morning of Monday, the 23d inst.  As he stepped from the car s at the depot, he was observed to pass from the crowd and draw an open razor across his throat twice, causing death instantly.  The cause assigned for the act is the los s of property.  [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, Jul y 25, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died, In the village of Remsen, N.Y., Nov. 23d, of consumption, Hugh Lewis, formerly of Turin, aged 35 years.
The subject of this sketch, together with his younger brother, Ellis, resided upon the old home farm in Collinsville, until the death of their parents, in 1863, when the removed to Chicago, where they become engaged in the station of the Chicago and Fort Wayne Railroad; that they were permitted to remain only a few months, for the younger brother was made the victim of typhoid fever, and died.  Hugh returned with the remains of his brother to this county, for burial, the old home having been broken up, our friend, instead of returning to Chicago, entered into trade in company with his brother, T. J. Lewis, of Turin, and continued in business till lingering disease compelled him to cease altogether from any work; then he soon left Turin to live with his sister at Remsen.  He knew how to appreciate the kindness and care manifeste d toward him by his sister in his weakness.  Mr. Lewis was known as a quiet, inoffensive, industirous young man, a kind friend, upright citizen, a warm hearted brother, an humble christian.
He united when quite young with the Welsh C. M. church at Collinsville, and retained his connection with the dame while he lived.  During his sickness, his hold on life was tenacious, but at last her seemed calme and fully reconciled to the Divine will, leaving behind a testimony that he knew in whom he had trusted.  Said he to his brot her, “I lean on Jesus Christ,” and with a few parting woods of advice, sayi ng “I am in haste to go,” his spirit went home to God who gave it.  The best word that we can use in respect to our departed friend is, he died leaning on One who is might to save.  On Tuesday, Nov. 26th, the body was brought on the train to Lyon's Falls.  Appropr iate services for the occasion were held in the Welsh church at Collinsville, then the remains were conveyed to the Turin cemetery, and there deposited in accordance with his request, by the side of his young brother.  Five of the family now sleep side by sid e in silence.  We trust that those left behind may so live in the faith, that in the “better Land,” the entire household may be reunit ed to chant together in heavenly places the anthem of the blest.  [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) –  Wednesday, December 4, 1872; JD, Sub by FoFG]

LONG, Rev. William
Died in Oneida, Oneida county, N.Y., Oct. [3?], 1882, the Rev. William Long, Rector of St. James Church, Cleveland aged [55?] years. [The Turin Gazette (Turin, NY) – Thursday, October 26, 1882; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died, In Trenton, N.Y., Oct. 30th, 1870, Lois P., wife of E. Lovell aged 49 years, 11 months and 8 days. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, Nov ember 16, 1870; JD, Sub by FoFG]

MANN, Charles A.
Died, At Utica on the 19th inst., of Apoplexy Hon. Charles A. Mann, aged 57 years. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, January 25, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died, At the State Lunatic Asylum, in Utica, Jan. 28, Joel L. Martin, of Denmark – aged [5?]9 years. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, Feb ruary 18, 1863; JD, Sub by FoFG]

McLAUGHLIN, Priscilla

Mrs. Priscilla McLoughlin died at her home, 180 Court street, this morning. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy about 5 o’clock, from the result of which she died four hours later. Mrs. McLaughlin had been in poor health for the past two or three years, but was always able to be around the house. She was born in Wolverhampton England, 75 years ago, and came to this country when 19 years of age. She came directly to this city with her parents, where she had always resided. Her maiden name was Priscilla Bates. When 20 years of age she was married to Patrick McLoughlin in St. John’s Church in this city. Mrs. McLoughlin was a very active member of St. Patrick’s Church and was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart of that church. She is survived by five sons, William of Amsterdam, John F. of New Hartford, James, George and Charles McLoughlin, all of this city; four daughters, Mrs. George Kemouth, Mrs. A. J. Seffort and Mrs. John Coughlin and 13 grandchildren. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 22, 1900 Submitted by Susan]

MERRIAM, Harriet

Died – At Westmorland, Oneida Co., N.Y., Jan. 21st, 1868, with tumor, Harriet, wi fe of Timothy Merriam, formerly of Lowville, Lewis county, N. Y. [Lewis County Democrat (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, January 29, 1868; JD, Sub by FOFG]

MILLER, Dennis

Died, – In Boonville, August 17th, Dennis Miller, aged 73 years 2 months 17 days.  [Lewis County Democrat (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, August 20, 1879; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died in Boonville, on the 9th inst., Asaph Mitchell, aged 67 years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, February 15, 1854; JD, Sub by FoFG)

MOONEY, Thomas A.

At his home, 37 Nellson street, Saturday evening, shortly after 9 o’clock occurred the death of Thomas A. Mooney, after an illness of five years duration. He was born in this city 44 years ago and was a son of the late Christopher H. and Mary A. Mooney. In 1870 he was graduated from the Assumption Academy. After graduating he entered the employ of William H. Kavanaugh to learn the plumbing trade. After working for Mr. Kavanaugh ten years he went to New York and for five years conducted a business for himself. On his return to Utica he became associated with Dennis Nugent in the plumbing business. He was a member of St. Francis de Sale’s Church. Besides his wife, Rose Donahue Mooney, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Patrick McNierney of this city, and three brothers, John F. of Chicago, James H. of Gloucester, Mass, and Christopher A. of Utica. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 19, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

NESBIT, Robert
Died, suddenly in Boonville, on Monday the 11th inst., Mr. Robert Nesbit, aged about 55.   Mr. N. has been long known in this section as an estimable member of the Society of Friends, and was a man of great enterprises and sterling integrity.  He has left a n oble monument of his agricultural skill in his beautiful farm in Lee, Oneida co., which, for its high state of cultivation, was not exceeded in the State. [Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, March 14, 1839; JD, Sub by FoFG]

NOBLE, George H.
George H. Noble of Syracuse, a member of Utica Commandery No. 8. K.T., died at 10 o’clock yesterday morning while driving in a cutter in East Washington street, Syracuse. Some time ago Mr. Noble suffered a stroke of apoplexy and never recovered entirely from the effects. He had been ordered by his physicians to remain in bed, but did not do so. He was 62 years of age and had been in the coal business in Syracuse for 17 years. He was a member of Rome Lodge. F. & A. M. In 1878 he married Etta Keyes of Hartford, Conn.
Utica Herald Dispatch, March 21, 1900 - Submitted by Susan

Died, In Boonville, on the morning of the 11th, Mrs. Mary Nolan, in the 3[?]th year of her age. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, September 21, 1853)

OHL, J. August
Well-known butcher and highly respected resident passed away. J. August Ohl for more than 41 years one of the leading wholesale and retail butchers of this city, died at his home 1240 Kossuth avenue. He had been ill for one week with pneumonia. Mr. Ohl would be 71 years of age next month. He had always lived in this city where he was held in high esteem by his friends and business acquaintances. His death will be keenly regretted by a host of friends. He is survived by four children, Mrs Lucie Lee, who resided will Mr. Ohl, Julius, Charles and Elmer Ohl all of this city. He had many friends and was held in high esteem by all. Burial Forest Hill Cemetery. [Utica New York Observer 1918 - Submitted by Audrey L. Vodehnal]

Sad Event
Mr. Charles Ostrander, of Greig, in company with his brother, went out a fishing in the Moose River, on Saturday the 10th inst.  While at Brown’s mill about two miles from Lyonsdale, he undertook to cross over from the dam on a fallen tree.   It seemed that he had been warned not to make the attempt, but he ventured.  His foot slipped, and he was plunged into the swift water, amid the rock below.  Althou gh a swimmer, he was not able to sustain himself in the strong current.  A board was thrown to him, but he was too nearly exhausted to save himself by it and those with him, could not in safety help him.  His body was carried down the stream a short distance and was recovered in about two hours after the event.  Mr. O. leaves a young wife and three small children, who were deprived of an own mothers’ care about one year since.   –Boonville Ledger. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, September 28, 1853)

OWENS, Leah H.
Died, In Boonville, March 29, Leah H., consort of E. P. Owens, aged 28 years.   The deceased was loved and respected by all who knew her; she was a member of the Baptist church for the last six years, and died in the hope of blessed immortality. [Lewis County Republican (Lowville, Wednesday, April 14, 1852; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Appleton, Wis., Sept. 6. – James M. Phinney, an early professor of Lawrence universi ty is dead. He is survived by his wife and one child, Mrs. H. C. Sloan of West Superior. Mr. Phinney was born in Vernon Center, N.Y., July 4, 1819, and was educated at Cazenovia seminary and Wesleyan university of Middletown, Conn. After teaching in Kentucky he moved to Appleton to enter the chair of mathematics at Lawrence university. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 7 Sept. 1899; MZ, sub. by FoFG]

Saturday evening occurred the death of David J. Roberts at his home, 85 Steuben street. He had been ill about two months. For forty years Mr. Roberts has resided in this city and until five years ago was an engineer at the Central railroad shops. At that time he was compelled to give up his work on account of poor health. Mr. Roberts was born in North Wales 53 years ago. Coming to this country in 1857 he settled in the West. After three years in the West he came to this city and has since lived here. He was a member of Bethesda Church. He is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Edward Crosby, Mrs. L. W. Kellogg and Misses Ellen and Florence Roberts, and John Roberts, all of this city, and David Roberts of Chicago.
[Utica Herald Dispatch, March 19, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

RHOADES, Cornelia
Mrs. Cornelia Rhoades died at the Home for the Homeless about 10”30 o’clock last night. Mrs. Rhoades was born October 23, 1829 and had been an inmate of the home seven years, going there from New Hartford. She attended when able, and was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Mrs. Rhoades’s only surviving relati ve is Mrs. C. F. Rhoades of Hubbardsville.
[Utica Herald Dispatch, March 22, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

SALVATO, Carmela
At 3 o’clock this morning occurred the death of Mrs. Carmela Salvato at her home 120 Catharine street. Mrs. Salvato was born in Italy 61 years ago and came to this city six years ago where she had since resided. She had been suffering for a year or more with kidney and liver trouble, which was the direct cause of her death. Mrs. Salvato was an active member of St. Mary’s Mount Carmel Church. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 24, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

Died, At Boonville, Oneida Co., on Saturday evening last, after a short illness, Mrs. Eliza F. Schuyler, aged 27 years, wife of Philip M. Schuyler Esq., of that village, and daughter of the late Dr. Sylvester Miller, of this place.  Her sudden departure has cast a gloom over our village. [Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, Novembe r 28, 1839; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died in Boonville on the 10th, Philip M. Schuyler, aged 49 years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, February 15, 1854; JD, Sub by FoFG)

SHEDD, Melen M.
Died, In Boonville, Oct. 30th of typhoid fever, Mrs. Melen M., wife of H. S. Shedd, Esq., and youngest daughter of Otis and Permelia Munn, of Leyden, Lewis county, in the 34th year of her age. Only two months and a half ago “Little Nellie,” the youn gest of Mr. Shedd's four children and the only daughter, died suddenly.  The shoc k of this bereavement upon the frail constitution of the devoted mother and the succeeding heavy grief, seem to have rendered her a sure prey to violent disease.  Thus, as in an hour, has passed away a dutiful wife, a tender mother, a beloved child, an affectionate sister, a cherished friend. (The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, November 11, 1863)

SKINNER, Francis R.

Class of 1852 - FRANCIS RUSH SKINNER. M.D., Castleton Med. Coll., 1854. B. 11 Apr., 1831, Utica, N.Y. Physician. D. 13 Apr., 1904, Eau Claire, Wis. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Died in Boonville, on the 6th, W. G. Spencer, aged 22 years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wednesday, May 3, 1854; JD, Sub by FoFG)


Stiefvater left Utica a little over a month ago in company with Frank G. Andrews
Yesterday news was received in this city that Fred W. Stiefvater, a former Utican, had been fatally shot at Newport, Ark. A brother, Walter Stiefvater, of 17 Parker street, received a telegram at noon from undertaker R. F. Drummond of Newport, which read:
“Fred W. Stiefvater shot and killed here to-night. What shall be done with the remains?”
A similar message was received at 4:20 p.m. yesterday by Fred Baker of 224 Sunset avenue, a member of the local lodge of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and a former associate of Stiefvater.
Telegrams in reply were sent by members of the Brotherhood and also by the family. Two were directed to J. A. Bentley, master of the lodge in Arkansas, one to the undertaker Drummond, and one to Frank G. Andrews who had accompanied Stiefvater from Utica.
The telegrams received here contained no further information than that given above. Those sent in reply directed that the remains be shipped to Utica at once.
Stiefvater lived at 17 Parker street, this city, and for four years he was employed on the D. L. & W. railroad. He left that company’s employ last January and February 7 left the city, accompanied by Mr. Andrews. The said they were going to California, where they hoped to find employment. The went South, however, and stopped at Newport. Ark., where they found work on the iron Mountain railroad.
Letters from Stiefvater and Andrews have since been received here by their relatives and friends. The last letter from Stiefvater was received by George Wood of 87 West street. It was dated at Newport, March 23, and stated that he was working on the Iron Mountain road, and that his run was from Little Rock, Ark., to Poplar Bluff, Mo. Stiefvater seemed to be in his usual good spirits, judging from the tone of the letter.
It is understood here that the train on which Stiefvater ran was scheduled to arrive in Newport some time between 5 and 5 p.m. The first telegram announcing his death was filed at 7 p.m. so that it is reasonable to presume that the fatality happened only a short time before the sending of the message.
Mr. Stiefvater was a man of quick impulses and while in the employ of the D. L. & W had considerable trouble with tramps and was twice shot at. At the request of his family he had at last consented to carry a revolver and had this always upon his person.
Mr. Stiefvater was born in Utica 30 years ago and had always made this city his home. He resided with his mother, sister and brother Walter at 17 Parker street. His mother is at present in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He also has a brother Frank, who is employed at the St. James Hotel. He was a member of the local lodge, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 26, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

Born at Utica, N.Y., September 10, 1828. Came to Wisconsin about 1844. Died at La Crosse (WI), February 15, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 141; MZ, sub. by FoFG]

Died, At Rome, May 29, Louisa, wife of Dr. James M. Studevant, formerly of Martinsburgh, and daughter of late Rufus Stephens, of Lowville, aged 50 years. [Lewis County Democrat (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, June 5, 1867]

Trenton Falls: Since 500 copies of this description were printed, the melancholy death of Miss Eliza Suydam, daughter of Mr. John Suydam of New York, has unhappily occurred, who was drowned at the fourth fall or cascade, on the 20th July, 1827. She was aside from the path, and her death was not owing to any danger in the passage. The account of the rock at Trenton Falls, in the Evening Post is false throughout. There is not half the danger in visiting this scenery, which there is in a post coach from New York to Philadelphia or in the packets on the grand canal from Schenectady to Utica, or in the steamboats on our rivers, in which so many have lost their lives. Merely common care will secure the safety of every man, woman, and child, who visits the scenery at Trenton, whether by daylight or moonlight. JOHN SHERMAN. [A description of Trenton Falls, Oneida County, N.Y. by John Sherman; New York :: W.H. Colyer,1844]

Mrs. Ellen Sullivan wife of the late Patrick Sullivan, died very suddenly at the home of her son in Asylum street, New York Mills, at an early hour this morning. She was taken ill just before a physician could be summoned she passed away. Death was probably due to heart failure. Coroner Dodd was notified and he will try to ascertain the direct cause of death.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Ireland 74 years ago. She was educated at that place. Sixty-eight years ago she came to this country and located at Little Falls. Shortly afterward she married Mr. Sullivan. He died January 9, 18__. Almost ten years ago she moved to New York Mills, where she has since resided. She was a true and devout member of St. John’s Church of New Hartford and always took an active part in affairs connected with that congregation. She is survived by two sons, John, at whose residence she died, and Patrick Sullivan, both of New York Mills. Two grandchildren also survive. [Utica Herald Dispatch, March 19, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

Utica, Oneida, NY: Mrs. John Tillinghast was fatally burned at Utica, New York, on the evening of the 20th, by the explosion of a can of kerosene oil which she was using to light the kitchen fire. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), Aug. 27, 1879, page 2]

UHLEIN, Stephen S.
Died, at Oneida, Aug. 9th, Stephen S. Uhlein, son of Dr. S. P. Uhlein, aged 16 years 3 months and 21 days.  [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wedne sday, August 31, 1870; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Norman WALCOTT, who was slugged, robbed and placed on the railroad track at Chicago, where he was found dead, has been identified as of Trenton Falls, NY. [The Ava Advertiser, Ava, Jackson County, Illinois... Friday, November 7, 1890]

WARREN, Sarah Ann
Died, At Trenton Falls, on the 1st inst., Sarah Ann, wife of John D. Wa[rren?], and daughter of Daniel Warren, Esq., of Trenton, aged 25 years. [Lewis County Republican (Lowville, Wednesday, April 21, 1852; JD, Sub by FoFG]

WHEELER, Lutherah
Died In Boonville, March 23d, of consumption, Lutherah, wife of Addison Wheeler, in the 28th year of her age. [The Lewis County Banner (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, Marc h 31, 1859]

WHITE, Martin J.
Died, At Utica, July 28th, of paralysis, Martin J. White, of Lyonsdale. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, August 12, 1874; JD, Sub by FoFG]

WHITTY, Lawrence
Lawrence Whitty, an old and respected resident of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ann Sunderland, 189 Rutger street, at 11:30 o’clock this morning. Mr. Whitty was born in Wexford county, Ireland, 84 years ago, and came to this country when 24 years of age. Fifty years ago he came to this city where he had since resided. In the year 1857 he married Catharine McCarthy in this city. Mr. Whitty was employed in the New York Central railroad shops for twenty years. Fifteen years ago he was compelled to give up his work owing to poor health. He had been ailing since last Christmas, but ws confined to his bed for only four weeks with dropsy, which was the direct cause of his death. He ws a member of St. Agne’s Church and had a large number of friends and acquaintances who will be grieved to hear of his demise. He is survived by one son, James of Chicago, and one daughter, Mrs. Ann Sunderland of this city.
[Utica Herald Dispatch, March 19, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]

WILBER, Josiah
Died, At Lee Centre, on the 12th inst. of consumption, Mr. Josiah Wilber, late of this village. [Lewis County Republican (Lowville, Wednesday, June 23, 1852; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Died, At Cornwall, on the Hudson, Sept. 12, 1870, Mary, wife of Henry B. Wilder, of Rome, N.Y., and daughter of the late Dr. West, of Carthage.(The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, September 21, 1870)

Died, At Yorkville Oct. 27th, Mr. Alfred Williams, aged 41 years.  During the past season, he was in charge of the Lead Mining operations, at Martinsburgh. - He leaves as a wife and child.(The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, Nov ember 4, 1863)

WILSEY, Mariette
Died, In Boonville, on the 11th inst., Mariette, only daughter of Hiram and Cordelia Wilsey, aged [5?] years. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) – Wedne sday, October 19, 1853)

Born, June 15, 1822, Paisley, Scotland. Son of Claudio and Margaret (Downie) Wilson. Fitted at the high school, Lowell, Mass. After graduation at Andover Theological Seminary in 1847, he spent one year in Yale Divinity School; was pastor of the Congregational Church at Palmer, Mass., from 1847 to 1852; at Westford, Mass., 1853 to 1856; at Stoughton, Mass., 1856 to 1876; at Eaton, N.Y., from 1877 to 1892. Lived in Waterville, N.Y., afterwards. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1867, and Superintendent of Schools during his residence in Stoughton. He published several sermons.
Died, Dec. 11, 1899, Waterville, N.Y., of pneumonia.
Married (1) Sept. 19, 1848, No. Brookfield, Mass., Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy Carter and Melissa Haskell, who died Aug. 16, 1863; (2) Nov. 28, 1866, Springfield, Mass., Mrs. Ellen Fellows, daughter of William Chapman of Buffalo, N.Y., who died Feb. 4, 1895. Children: Claude, Daniel W., Isabella, Thomas B., and Elizabeth, of whom the second and third are living. [Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

WOOD, Charles M.
Deaths - Suddenly, at Rome, of the 1st inst., Charles M., eldest son of Cornelius H. Wood, aged 5 years and [8?] months. [Lewis County Republican (Lowville, Wednesday, February 4, 1852; JD, Sub by FoFG]

WOOD, Frank C.
At Rome, N.Y., on the 14th inst., Frank C., youngest son of C. H. Wood, Esq., formerly of this village, aged about 2 years. [Lewis County Republican (Lowville, Wednesday, March 17, 1852; JD, Sub by FoFG]

WOOLSEY, Melancthon T.
Died, In the city of Utica, on Saturday morning the 19th inst., Commodore Melancthon T. Woolsey, aged fifty-eight years. (Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday, Ma y 31, 1838; JD, Sub by FoFG]

WRIGHT, Albert O.
Born at Rome, N.Y., June 23, 1842. Came to Wisconsin about 1860. Died at Madison, June 19, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 142; MZ, sub. by FoFG]

John Wright Dies, Retired Police Captain
Captain John A. (Jack) Wright 85 of 210 Arthur Street a Utica police officer for 33 years and for 19 years house detective at Hotel Utica died Nov. 8, 1957, at Faxton Hospital, after an illness of about two weeks.Capt . Wright was born June 19, 1872 in Syracuse a son of William and Julia Brace Wright. He was educated in Syracuse schools. For about five years he was employed as a machinist in Chicago coming to Utica about 1890 where he was a Northern New York traveling representative for a meat packing concern for about six years. In 1905 Capt. Wright was appointed to the Utica police force, serving for three years as a patrolman, followed by two years as the first motorcycle officer on the force. Captain Wright was the first local officer to arrest a speeder in the city, traveling 18 miles an hour on Rutger St. In the spring of 1913 Wright was made a detective and a year later he was promoted to captain a post he held until his retirement in 1938. During this period, Capt. Wright worked on many important cases, including the murder of patrolman John E. Creedon in 1916. On Sept 12, 1892 Capt. Wright married Mae L. Muckey. She died Aug 29, 1929. Capt. Wright attended Central Methodist Church, and was a member of Oriental Lodge 224, F&AM, the John E. Creedon Benevolent Association, the Night Stick Club and the Masonic Club. For some time he sang with the Hayda Male Chorus and the St. Agnes Church Choir. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harold F. Eichler of Utica; two sisters, Mrs Ethel Allen and Mrs. Olive Hudson, both of Syracuse; several nieces. The funeral will be at 2 Monday from the Ortner Funeral Home 130 Eagle St. with the Rev. Paul A. Roy pastor of Central Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in New Forest Cemetery. [Observer Dispatch Utica, Sat. Nov 9, 1957 - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]


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