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St. Lawrence County
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Obituaries and Death Notices


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.}


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) 
Died. In Stockholm, April 5, of consumption, Jennie Fulton, wife of Marshall Barton, aged 27 years. {Source: The Ogdensburgh Advance and St. Lawrence weekly Democrat (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) April 16, 1885. Sub. Brenda Becker}
DIED. In Potsdam, Oct. 25th, 1891, OLIVER BARTON, aged 87 years. Funeral at half past one this afternoon, from the residence of John H. Mealey, 70 Morris St. Interment at Prescott. {Source: The Ogdensburgh Journal (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) October 27th, 1891. Sub. and 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]
DIED. In Fowler, St. Lawrence co., on the 7th inst., Jay N. Bosworth, formerly of Lowville, son of Dea M. Bosworth, aged 28 years. (Northern Journal (Lowville, NY)- Thursday, February 13, 1840)


DIED. In Massena, Feb. 15th, of Consumption, Mary A. Church, daughter of Harvey and Laura Church, aged 20 years. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 04, 1861}

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]


DIED. In Ogdensburgh, March 7th, James Cumiskey, in the 48th year of his age. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 11, 1861}


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


Died, in this village, on the 19th inst., of brain fever, Joseph Flah Jr., aged thirteen years and two months. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) June 25, 1874}


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]


DIED. In Rouse's Point, on the 5th inst., of Inflammatory Rheumatism, Grace Greenwood, daughter of Barnard and Alta Leonard, aged nine years. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 11, 1861}

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]


DIED.  In this village, on Saturday June 20th 1874, Col. C. Hale, aged eighty-six years. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) June 25, 1874}


DIED. In Madrid, N. Y., July 22d, of brain fever, Miss Emma G., youngest daughter of D. U. and H. Haskell, aged eighteen years. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N.Y.) August 06, 1874}


DIED. In Norfolk, August 11th, Mandana, wife of W. J. Hildreth, aged seventy years and three weeks. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) September 24, 1874}


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


DIED. In Pierrepont, Feb. 13th, 1861, Appleton C. Howard, aged forty-six years. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 11, 1861}


DIED. In Ogdensburgh, at five o'clock Saturday morning, February 23d, N. T. Hubbard, aged 49 years. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 04, 1861}


DIED. In Georgie, Vt., July 20th, 1874, Rev. John Kimpton, of Moira, N.Y., in his ninety-third year. Remains were brought to Brush's Mills for interment. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N.Y.) August 06, 1874}


DIED. In this village, on the 25th inst., of consumption, Ada A., daughter of of the late Dr. S. C. Lang, of Brush's Mills, aged 21 years. {Source: Commercial Advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) July 02, 1874}


Died, at his home in village of Oxbow, August 12th, 1897, James Markwick, age 91 years.


DIED. In Morristown, on the 19th inst., William Marshall, aged 77 years. Mr.Marshall was one of the earliest settlers of Morristown, having emigrated from England.  {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 04, 1861}


DIED. At his residence in Oswegatchie, on the 23rd inst., Colon McLaren, aged 87 years. Mr. McLaren was one of the eaerliest settlers in this town, having emigrated from Scotland forty-three years ago. He had lived thirty-five years on the same farm.  {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 04, 1861}


Died, in Hammond, Thursday, July 25th, Clive Franklin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McNeil, aged two days. {Source: Hammond Advertiser (Hammond, N. Y.) August 01, 1889. Sub. by Brenda Becker}


DIED. In Massena, on April 22d, 1874, Salley, wife of Moses Nightengale. In the seventieth year of her age. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) May 07, 1874}


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


DIED. At Palmyra, Mich., on the 13th of March, 1861, at the residence of his son, George E. Pomeroy, Col. Seth Pomeroy, aged 88 years and 9 mos. Col. Pomeroy ws a native of Northnampton, Mass. In 1816 he removed to Dekalb, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. More than 10 years since he went to Michigan to spend the remainder of his days with his son who is the only survivor of seven children. Mr. P. united with the church at Northampton, was an elder of the Presbyterian church during his residence at Dekalb, and until his death was an earnest, humble Christian. He died peacefully and without suffering. The sphere of Mr. P's usefulness was the famly and the church. the peculiarity of his religion was the felt presence of his maker. He lived from day to day with a belief that god had arranged all  his toils and losses for his spiritual good. He never complained of Providence. No one who knew him ever doubted the sincerity of his faith, the ground of his Christian  hope or the certainty of its being realized. He was a man of prayer and his family gave him evidence that his prayers were answered in the lives and deaths of his children. If there was a defect in his character he lived so much for another world that he placed too little value on the things of this. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 25, 1861}

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}


DIED. In Norfolk, N. Y., August 21st, Mary L., only daughter of Ambrose E. and Marian A. Sayles, aged one year and one month. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) September 10, 1874.}


DIED. At Chase's Mills, N. Y., on the 11th inst., after an illness of about twelve days, Mr. R. F. Segar, in the fiftieth year of his age. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) May 21, 1874}

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]


DIED. In Lawrenceville, N. Y., August 1st, 1874, Mr. Heman Shepard, in his eighty-fifth year. Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in the town of Lawrence. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N.Y.) August 06, 1874}


DIED. On Friday, May 22d, in Louisville, Sarah, wife of Alpheus Shepard, in the twenty-seventh year her age. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) May 28, 1874}


Died, in Gouverneur, May 23, 1887, David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Smith, age 16 years, 5 months, 28 days. {Source: The Storie family history, H. Hill}


DIED. In this village, on Saturday, September 5th, 1874, of inflammation of the bowels, David Smith, in the twenty-third year of his age. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N.Y.) September 10, 1874.}


Died, in Gouverneur, March 2d, 1862, of enlargement of the liver, James Smith, aged 3yrs. {Source: The Journal and Republican (Lowville, N.Y.)- Wednesday, March 26, 1862}


DIED. In Fort Covington, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Stevens, relict of the late Ebenezer Stevens, in her 84th year. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 11, 1861}


Died, at the home of her brother, Andrew Storie, in Waitsburg, Washington, March 16th, 1891, of consumption, Miss Mary F. Storie, daughter of Kennedy Storie of Wegatchie, NY. Age- 22 years, 7 months and 16 days. 


DIED. In the town of Potsdam, on the 21st. inst., Zella, daughter of George and Sally Thompson, aged thirteen years and nine months. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N.Y.) March 04, 1861}


DIED. At Syracuse the 19th inst., Clinton C. Townsend, son of widow C. C. Townsend, of North Lawrence, aged 12 years. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 25, 1861}


DIED. In Gouverneur, St. Lawrence county, February 23d, 1861, Mary, wife of Dr. Samuel C. Wait, aged 49 years. {Source: The Advance (Ogdensburgh, N. Y.) March 04, 1861}


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.} 


DIED. At Lawrenceville, on August 31st, 1874, George Wilber, Sen., in his ninety-seventh year. {Source: Commercial advertiser (Potsdam Junction, N. Y.) September 10, 1874}



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