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St. Lawrence County
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Obituaries and Death Notices

AUSTIN. In Gouverneur, March 12th, 1895, of pneumonia, Mr. Samuel A. Austin, an esteemed and prominent citizen, formerly of Fowler, aged 78 years and 10 months. {Source: Commercial Advertiser(Potsdam Junction, N.Y.) March 20, 1895. Transcribed by Brenda Becker}

BACON, Amos, Esq.
Ogdensburg, N.Y., May 24, (1858) ae. 72. Mr. B. was born at Canterbury, Ct. His father was a soldier of the revolution, and served under Washington, in the vicinity of Boston, until the British evacuated that city. Mr. B. served as a volunteer several months in the war of 1812, on the eastern shore of Maryland. He came to O. immediately after the close of the war, and established himself as a merchant. In the comparative infancy of O., Mr. B. became one of its most distinguished citizens. As a merchant he was prompt in business, punctual in the fulfillment of every obligation, and by his skill and industry accumulated a handsome estate. In all the enterprises for the advancement of education, religion, and other village interests, none were more liberal, or devoted more of their time and energies. He was a most affectionate husband and father, and in all his domestic relations most exemplary. [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.]

BALDWIN, Cyrus W., Esq.
Lisbon, N.Y., May 5, (1858) ae. 48, at the residence of James North, his brother-in-law. For several years a practicing lawyer, and for a number of the last years of his life a justice of the peace, he had come to be quite extensively known, and respected for his legal knowledge, the accuracy of his decisions, and the undeviating integrity of his character. He was an honest man; and the innate devotion of the man to the principle of exact justice to all men, and of equal rights to all, was not a dormant or inert principle; it shone out conspicuously in his every act, and won the confidence and respect of every man with whom he was brought into connection in the varied affairs and pursuits of life. The bar say of him, "That we receive the announcement of the death of our departed brother with sentiments of unfeigned sorrow; that in his deceased the bar of St. Lawrence Co. has lost a member estimable alike for his accurate knowledge of his profession, his unblemished integrity, his kindly disposition, and many amiable qualities; and our community, a citizen, who, in his private and official relations, was entitled to our unqualified respect. [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.]

BARBER, George W., M.D.
De Peyster, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., March 23, (1858) ae. 64. Dr. B. was a native of Windham Co., Vt., whence in 1823 he emigrated to De Peyster before its organization into a township, where he ever after resided, practicing his arduous profession with unusual success, and for more than 20 years discharged the duties of magistrate as an impartial minister of the law. In him were centered those qualities of head and heart which distinguish the upright man in whatever circumstances or condition of life he may be placed. His character, adorned by the Christian graces of humanity, charity, and love, is a priceless legacy to his children; and his memory will long be cherished in the affections and respect of the community in which he labored. The town of De Peyster, as a mark of their appreciation of his worth, have erected over his grave a beautiful marble monument, as a testimonial of their respect to his memory. Mrs. Ellen M. Chandler, wife of John B. Chandler, Esq., and daughter of Dr. B., died in De Peyster, March 19, 1858, ae. 25. [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.]
Potsdam, Oct. 18- Ernest M. Barton, 87, South Colton, died Sunday at the Highland nursing home, Massena, after an illness of several months. Friends may call at the Buck funeral home, 59 Elm St. this afternoon and evening. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Walter Perkins of Zion Episcopal Church, Colton, officiating. Burial will be in South Colton cemetery. Mr. Barton was born in the town of Stockholm, Sept. 26, 1878, son of Marshall and Elizabeth Fuller Barton. He was married three times. His first two wives are dead, and he is survived by his wife, Ruth Harris. Mr. Barton is also survived by a nephew, Arthur Robinson, and a niece, Mrs. Merrill Storie, both of Massena. (Transcribed by Brenda Becker) 

Mrs. Calvin Blanchard is called to her last rest at the age of 79 years and 14 days.
Louisa Granby Blanchard was born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York, August 11, 1834, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. D. Crane, at the age of 79 years and 14 days. In Stockholm, among old puritanical people, she grew to womanhood and at the age of 17 years, married Ramon Page. To this union were born two children, a boy and a girl. The boy grew to manhood and died several years ago. The daughter is now Mrs. C. D. Crane. Mr. Page died in 1855 after spending a short time with his family in Ohio. Mrs. Page then returned to New York with her two children and in 1859 she married Calvin Blanchard. They came to Iowa in 1866 and have lived in this vicinity ever since.
Mrs. Blanchard was a noble, grand woman of sterling worth and had a heart of gold. "To know her was to love her." [Jackson Sentinel, August 28, 1913 - Sub by Ken Wright]

CORBIN, David T.

Class of 1857 - DAVID TIMOTHY CORBIN. B. 11 Aug., 1833, Brasher, N.Y. Lawyer and teacher. U.S. Dist. Atty., S.C., 1867-77. Prof. Const. Law, Kent Coll. Of Law. Prof. Int. Law, Lake Forest Univ. Capt. 3rd Vt. Vols. Capt. 13th Vet. Res. Corps. Bvt. Major Vols. D. 8 Dec., 1905, Maywood, Ill.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

DODDS. Died, Gouverneur, February 26, 1892, Andrew Dodds, age 79 years, 6 months and 10 days.

FLEMING. Died at Gouverneur, July 14, 1897, Robert Fleming, age 90 years, 5 months, 2 days.

FULTON, ADAM. February 1932.  Adam Fulton died Tues. morning of last week at the home of his brother, Robert Fulton, 9 Willow St. He had been ill for some time. The funeral services were held there at 10:30 Thursday morning. Rev. John A. Redmond officiating wit internment in Pleasant Valley cemetery. Mr. Fulton was born in New York City, March 5, 1861, son of Robert and Margaret Lyneth Fulton. He removed to Potsdam as a young man and resided here for a time but some years ago located in Fla. where he entered the building and contracting business. He had returned to Potsdam about a week before his death. Mr. Fulton was unmarried. He is survived by one brother, Robert Fulton of this place, and a sister, Mrs. Jean Sullivan of Nutley, N.J. 

Manitowoc, Wis., April 24. - J. H. Gilba, chief engineer of the steamer Hesper, died here early yesterday of pneumonia. He was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter, who reside in Chicago. He was a member of the Masons and Maccabees. The remains were today sent to Ogdensburg, N. Y., for burial.  [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Apr. 1901; MZ, Sub by FoFG]

APPLETON, April 3.  Judge Joseph E. Harriman died yesterday. He had held the position of county judge for fifteen years, and was a candidate for re-election. Judge Harriman was a native of St. Lawrence county, N.Y., from which place he came to Wisconsin in 1852, settling in Appleton four years later, where he was engaged in trade until 1868. In 1869 he was elected justice of the peace, which position he resigned in 1873 to accept the office of county judge, which position he has since continued to hold by successive re-elections.  [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Friday, 5 Apr. 1889; MZ, Sub. by FoFG]

HILL. Died, in Gouverneur, May 26th, 1895, Mrs. Margaret Hill age 69 years.

ORMISTON. Died, Oxbow, June 26, 1891, Miss Mary J. Ormiston, age 43 years.

ROBINSON, Theron Herbert- T. H. Robinson Succumbs In Local Hospital Theron H. Robinson, 78, of the Kingsley Cross Rd., a descendant of the early Robinson family, died at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 1953 at Massena Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there for 24 days. He was born April 25, 1874 on the old Dr. Ober farm on N. Main St. He was the son of Herbert and Lydia Ormsbee Robinson. On March 11, 1893, he married Miss Ida Barton, in McKees Rock, PA. Following their marriage, they lived, first, in Potsdam, then Rochester, VT. After a while, they returned to Potsdam, and then moved to the farm on Kingsley Cross Rd. in 1918. Mrs. Robinson died in August of last year. Surviving are one son, Arthur, of Massena, one daughter, Mrs. Merrill(Liillian) Storie, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Phillips Memorial Home, the Reverand Maurice deVries, Pastor of the Emmanuel Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. {Source: The Massena Observer, April 20, 1953. Transcribed by Brenda Becker}

SEYMOUR, Charlotte Mason
died: November 30, 1924
Mrs. Seymour Dies At Good Old Age Of Ninety-four
Mrs. Charlotte Seymour, an aged and highly respected lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. (Miss) Mary Jane Seymour in Peoria, early Sunday morning, at the advance age of 94 years.
Mrs. Seymour was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, February 12, 1830. She was united in marriage to Lewis Seymour in 1846. Ten children were born to this union, five of whom survive, namely, Mrs. (Miss) Mary Jane Seymour, Peoria, Abe Seymour, Adair, Mrs. Emma Winters, Canton, and Jonce of Canton and Lafe of Ipava. Mr. Seymour, who was a Civil War veteran, died in August 1904. The deceased is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
For many years Mrs. Seymour was a resident of Astoria, until five years ago when she went to Peoria to make her home with her daughter. The body was brought to Astoria Tuesday noon and taken to Summum where the funeral was held in the Christian church, conducted by Rev. G. W. Burnett. Interment in the cemetery at that place.
 [Astoria Argus-Searchlight, Astoria, IL, Wednesday, December 3, 1924] from the collection of Lavina Walton, submitted by Sara Hemp]

WALLACE. In the town of Canton, February 3, 1888, of Bright's disease, HUGH WALLACE, aged 42 years. {Source: The Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) February 8, 1888. Transcribed by Brenda Becker} 



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