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]
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]
BEECHER, REV. J.W.
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. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]
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]
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]
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]
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]
DAGGETT, M. A.
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]
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
MRS. WILLIAM H. DAVIS
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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 Astorian., December 13, 1881, (Astoria, Or.)]
GRISWOLD, SAMUEL C.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org]
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]
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
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]
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]
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.
DIED AT HER HOME ON CHARLOTTE STREET THIS MORNING
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]
ALFRED LEE DIES AT 71
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]
DEATH THIS MORNING OF LIFELONG RESIDENT OF THIS CITY
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]
EDWARD LEE DIED EARLY THIS MORNING
PROMINENT YOUNG BUSINESS MAN WHO WAS ENGAGED IN BUSINESS FOR MANY YEARS
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]
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]
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-?
RETIRED 16 YEARS AGO
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]
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]
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]
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
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]
ROBERTS, David J.
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]
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 relative is Mrs. C. F. Rhoades of Hubbardsville.
[Utica Herald Dispatch, March 22, 1900 - Submitted by Susan]
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]
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]
STIEFVTER, Fred W.
UTICAN KILLED IN ARKANSAS
FRED W. STIEFVTER, A RAILROAD MAN, FATALLY SHOT
NEWS RECEIVED YESTERDAY
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]
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 PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME OF HER SON.
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]
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]
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.]
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. [O bserver Dispatch Utica, Sat. Nov 9, 1957 - tr. by Audrey L. Vodehnal]
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