Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1846

Thanks to Barbara Andresen  for sending this in!

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, May 5, 1846

COBB - In Rome, New York, Sunday evening, May 3, 1846, DIANTHA PRUDENCE, wife of Lucius J. Cobb, in the 27th year of her age.  (RCMay05/1846)

ARMITAGE - In Verona, New York, on May 1, 1846, of Consumption, FLETCHER ARMITAGE, aged 37 years.  (RCMay05/1846)

COVELL - In Vienna, New York, on April 28, 1846, JOHN B. COVELL, aged 24 years.  (RCMay05/1846)

ROWLAND - In Rome, New York, on April 25, 1846, of Consumption, Miss ELIZA ROWLAND, aged 38 years.  (RCMay05/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, May 19, 1846

PENDLETON - In Verona, New York, on April 21, 1846, Miss MERCY L., daughter of Col. Benjamin C. and Asenath Pendleton, formerly of Stonington, Ct., aged 24.   (RCMay19/1846)

     By the Utica Gazette, Monday afternoon (May 18, 1846), via Telegraph, we have the intelligence that Capt. WALKER and 70 Rangers, were nearly all killed or taken prisoners, on the 28th of April, about 20 miles above Point Isabel.  Capt. Walker succeeded in making the Point with only 3 men. -- He applied for 4 men there, and was determined to press his way to the Camp, or die in the attempt.  He was reconnoitreing with his Rangers, and seeking to open, if possible, communication between the Point and Gen. Taylor's Camp, when he encountered an overwhelming force of the Mexican Troops.  A portion of his force was new recruits, who were panic-stricken and fled in confusion.
     Capt. W. estimated the Mexican force at 1500, and supposed that at least 30 of them fell during the 15 minutes in which he encountered them. -- This force is supposed to be a portion of that which we have before heard had crossed the Rio Grande some 20 or 30 miles above Matamoras.
     The Point is trongly defended, and it is believed 200 men could defend it against 3000.
     There are some three thousand Mexicans on this side of the Rio Grande.
     Desertions continue from the ranks of the volunteers enrolled at New Orleans.
     The report is confirmed that General Winfield Scott is to command the Southwestern army.
     The widow of Col. Cross died at Washington on Thursday.  Her health had been failing for some time. and her husband's death overcame her.   (RCMay19/1846)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, June 2, 1846

PERCIVAL - At Vernon Center, New York, on May 20, 1846, ASAHEL C., only child of J. K. and Rosina Percival, aged 10 years, 6 months and 8 days.  (RCJun02/1846)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Tuesday, June 23, 1846

DOTY - In Rome, New York, on June 21, 1846, FANNY ANTOINETTE, daughter of Roland S. Doty, aged 2 years.  (RCJun23/1846)   [see also (RCOct24/1888)-DOTY]

DICKINSON - In Vernon, New York, June 2, 1846, HARRIET N. DICKINSON, daughter of David Dickinson of Lewis County, aged 25 years.  (RCJun23/1846)

READER - A young man by the name of GEORGE READER, aged 18 years, was drowned in Lee Center, New York, on Tuesday morning last (June 16, 1846).  He was attempting to swim a horse across a mill pond, when he was thrown off and struck by the horse on the head.  The blow stunned him and he immediately sank.  His body was soon recovered, but life was extinct.  (RCJun23/1846)

Barbara Andresen