Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1846

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, March 17, 1846

HAND - At Vernon, New York, on March 10, 1846, ICHABOD HAND, in the 64th year of his age.  Capt. Hand was formerly from Guilford, Conn., and spent his early life on the seas.  He has resided for the last 30 years in Verona and Vernon.  He was highly esteemed for his honesty, integrity and high sense of honor.  He was for many years extensively known as landlord of the Vernon Stage House, and his death will be as extensively lamented.  (RCMar17/1846)

NORTON - At Vernon, New York, on March 8, 1846, HARRIET M., daughter of Dr. Ariel Norton, aged 21 years.  (RCMar17/1846)

PEPPER - At Vernon, New York, on March 12, 1846, Elder WILLIAM PEPPER, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church in Vernon village, in the 51st year of his age.  (RCMar17/1846)

BOLLES - TOMPKINS BOLLES, Supervisor elect, of the town of Van Buren, in this county, died at his residence, on the 10th of March 1846, aged 34 years.  He was in good health the evening previous to his sudden death, and the cause of this sudden bereavement was a rupture of one of the blood vessels of the head.  He was an estimable and worthy man, and a valuable citizen.  He leaves a family and large circle of acquaintance to mourn his untimely end. -- Syracuse Daily Journal.    (RCMar17/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, March 24, 1846

DENIO - At his residence in Rome, New York, March 17, 1846, Mr. ISRAEL DENIO, aged 83.  The deceased was a native of Greenfield, Mass.  He came to this county in 1795, and settled in Rome in 1797, in the neighborhood in which he resided at the time of his death.
     By the death of this aged father, his family are deprived of the pious counsel and Godly example of a kind and affectionate husband and father; the community in which he lived has lost one of its oldest and most valuable members.
     His funeral was attended at his late residence on the 18th inst., and a very large concourse of our citizens were in attendance, testifying their respect for the deceased.   (RCMar24/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida Coutny, New York, Tuesday, March 31, 1846

STEVENS - At Oneida Castle, New York, on March 25, 1846, Mr. HORATIO STEVENS.  (RCMar31/1846)

WALKER - In Lee, New York, on March 20, 1846 of apoplexy, Mr, WILLIAM WALKER, aged 70 years.  (RCMar31/1846)

BAILEY - A man named ROBERT BAILEY fell from the Rail Road Bridge into the Mohawk, on Saturday (March 28, 1846) last, and was drowned.  His body has not yet been found.  Two young men from our village were crossing the bridge at the time on a hand car.  Bailey being intoxicated at the time, was attempting to cross the bridge on the track.  He was not seen by the young men until too late to arrest the hand car.  The shouted to the poor fellow, who, in endeavoring to avoid the car, lost his balance and fell into the stream.  He sank immediately, and was not seen to rise again.  The river at that place is swift, and, at this time, quite deep.  No blame can be attached to the young men.
     Here is another victim sacrificed on the altar of Rum.  Will this voice, like all past appeals, fall unheeded upon the ear of the community?  In the name of Heaven and earth, we ask, how long is the damnable traffic in rum to be tolerated?  Is there nothing that can break up the stolid insensibility of the people of Rome on this subject?  (RCMar31/1846)
              [following notice in another paper]
     The body of Robert Bailey, who fell from the Rail Road bridge in this village (Rome, NY), several weeks since, was found on Wednesday (April 22, 1846) last, by some boys who were fishing, about a quarter of amile below the bridge.  (RCApr28/1846)

BICKFORD - Trial of Albert J. Tirrell -- This man was put on trial in Boston, on Tuesday (March 24, 1846) last, for the murder of MARIA ANN BICKFORD.  The testimony was closed on Tuesday night.  The facts elicited by the prosecution do not differ materially from the statements made in the papers at the time of the murder.  The defence is a novel one, and we are inclined to think it will be successful.  It is somnambulism.  It was proved that Tirrell has been subject to sleep-walking, since his childhood, and that he has had to be watched by his friends, to prevent his doing injury to himself and others.  As the testimony stands the defence is a strong one.
     Since the above was in type, we learn that Tirrell is acquitted of the charge of murder, but held to answer the charge of arson.  (RCMar31/1846)

CHAMBERLAIN, who committed the inhuman murder of a small boy of the keeper of the Poor House at Adrian, and then attempted to fire the house and two barns adjacent, died in jail at that place on Monday (March 23, 1846) last.  The Watchtower says, "there is no doubt that the excruciating torture of mind hastened his exit to the spirit world."  (RCMar31/1846)

TORREY - It is said that Rev. C. T. TORREY, is expected to live but a few days longer.  His friends are making a powerful appeal to the Govenor of Maryland for his release from prison, but their success is considered questionable.  (RCMar31/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, April 7, 1846

CHAPMAN - CHARLES D. CHAPMAN, son of W. H. Chapman, of Clockville, Madison County, aged 7 years, met a horrible death on Wednesday (April 1, 1846) last.  He was playing near the floom of his father's sawmill, when he fell in.  He was darwn down the floom into a bulk head 16 inches square and fourteen feet deep, and then into the trunk of one of the Patent cast iron reaction Water Wheels.  The father was sawing at the time.  The mill was nearly stopped.  He shut the gate, then hoisted it again, and putting his shoulder to the saw, endeavored to start it.  He then shut off the water, and going below found his little son wound around the shaft, literally mangled to pieces.  Nearly every bone in his body was broken, and the flesh lacerated and wounded.  He must have died instantly.  (RCApr07/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, April 14, 1846

PLEASANTS - Mr. Ritchie has been acquitted on the indictment charging him with killing Mr. PLEASANTS, as also the seconds.   (RCApr14/1846)

KILBOURN - In Vernon, New York, on April 7, 1846, JUDSON KILBOURN, aged 20 years.  (RCApr14/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, April 21, 1846

WOODWARD - Marshall, April 11, 1846:  Between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock last evening (April 10th), the dwelling of Mr. TIMOTHY LEONARD was entirely consumed by fire, together with all the family -- consisting of Mr. L., his WIFE, and Miss AUGUSTA WOODWARD, aged 13 years.  How the fire originated, there is none left to tell; but it is supposed to have proceeded from a kettle, or barrel of ashes, both of which stood under the open woodshed, the wind blowing severely.  Mr. Woodward, the young lady's father, who lived some 50 rods distant, had called in the evening; and when he left, (about 8 o'clock) they were preparing to retire.  He went home; and about an hour after, before he had retired for the night, he discovered the light, and hastened to assist.  But alas! he was too late.  He first opened the front door, and the flames broke through upon him; he next went to the bed room window, but on one appeared.  They were all lost.  Soon, amid the flames, was seen Mrs. L., in her bed, suffocated and dead.
     The remains of Mr. L. were found in the ruins of the woodhouse, where he had probably fallen in trying to escape.  Those of the girl were found near the door of the front entry.
     They have all left parents, brothers and sisters to bewail their sad fate.  His father lived not half a mile distant, and in plain sight.
     Mr. Leonard was a smart, enterprising young man of 24 years; his wife an intelligent, sensible woman of 22.  They had just commenced in the world, with bright prospects of long life and happiness.  No longer than last October they were joined in the bands of wedlock.
     Thus frail is human life! and while we lament the loss of our late neighbors, may we duly consider the passage of Scripture, "Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh."  (RCApr21/1846)

Barbara Andresen