Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1847

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 1, 1847

SMITH - In New London, New York, on December 7, 1846, of Bilious Pleuristy, Mr. ABNER SMITH, in the 55th year of his age.  (RCJan01/1847)

ROOT - Death of General ROOT -- This distinguished man died on Thursday of last week, in the city of New York, in the 74th year of his age.  He was on his way to the City of Washington, when he was attacked with Inflamation of the Kidneys, which brought suddenly to a close his eventful life.  (RCJan01/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 8, 1847

WRIGHT - At Weybridge, Vermont, on December 20, 1846, Mrs. ELEANOR WRIGHT, the widow of the late Silas Wright, of that place, and mother of Gov. Wright, at the advanced age of 85 years.  The husband, father of Gov. Wright, died at the same place, in May, 1843, aged 84 years, the couple having lived together as husband and wife 61 years.  (RCJan08/1847)

PEGGY - At Bloomindale, near Washington, D. C., November 24, 1846, "OLD AUNT PEGGY."  She was born in Virginia, and claimed to be 120 years old, retaining a vivid recollection of many interesting facts connected with the history of Lower Virginia for a considerable period previous to the Revolutionary War.  (RCJan08/1847)

LAMPMAN - At Oneida Valley, New York. December 29, 1846, ANNIS LAMPMAN, wife of A. P. Lampman, aged 32 years.  (RCJan08/1847)

BUSSY - Mr. GEORGE O. BUSSY. -- We regret to announce the sudden death of this estimable young man, aged 28 years.  He will be remembered by many as a former resident of Rome, New York, where he was employed by Mr. Amsden, in his profession as Architect.  He died at Lowell, Mass., on Sunday, December 27, 1846, after an illness of only eight or ten days, from inflamation of the brain.  His remains were brought to Western, in this County, where his father resides, and interred on Sunday last.

     Mr. Bussy was the Architect of the new buildings of the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.  He removed from that city to Lowell last spring, where his skill and ingenuity in his profession accured him lucrative employment and a highly flattering prospect of a profitable and honorable career.  He was about removing to Boston, where a still wider and more profitable field was open to him, when the hand of death was laid upon him, and all his bright hopes and plans were buried in the grave.

     Mr. Bussy was a man of modest and retiring manners, but highly esteemed and beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.  His mildness and amiability of disposition --his rectiitude of life, and his high regard for moral principle, warmly attached to him his whole circle of friends.  He has left a wife and two small children to mourn his loss and cherish his memory.  In his dying hour he left to his friends the confident assurance that through faith in atonement of Christ he was exchanging this world for Heaven.

     We are glad to learn that Mr. Bussy about a year since secured $1,000 on his life in the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance.  This sum now passes into the hands of his widow -- another illustration of the benefits of these excellent institutions.  (RCJan08/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 22, 1847

ALLEN - From the Northern Budget Extra, Jan. 17, 1847 -- Fatal Disaster At Troy.
     About 10 o'clock on Saturday evening,  a sudden and tremendous gale passed through the lower portion of this city, blowing down the west wall of the Clinton Foundery, situated a few rods below the Troy Railroad Depot, on the Troy and Greenbush Railroad, sweeping away some ten or fifteen feet of the roof of the building on the west side, killing three of the workmen engaged in the establishment at the time, and badly injuring several others.

     At the time the wall was blown down, there were in all 18 moulders at work upon the different floors of the building adjoining the west wall.  The crash occurred almost instantaneously, the wind spending its force with great suddenness and permitting the workmen no opportunity to escape from the falling bricks and timbers.  It is almost miraculous that a larger number were not killed, as all were much exposed to danger.  The west wall of the building was 96 feet in length -- some 50 feet directly in the centre was blown down.

     Killed. -- JOHN COFFIELD, aged about 22 years, was taken out of the ruins, dead and badly mangled, soon after the accident occurred.  He had been married but two or three months -- and his young wife is nearly distracted in consequence of his sudden and untimely death.  MICHAEL MADIGANI a boy aged 18 or 19 years, was horribly cut and mangled.  He survived until this morning, when he died.  JOHN ALLEN, formerly a resident of West Troy, aged 25 years, was found dead in the ruins this morning.

     Wounded. -- JOHN RINEY, badly injured in head and limbs.  JOHN KENNEDY, dangerously hurt.  DAVID COOPER, considerably injured.  JAMES RYAN, severely wounded.  THOMAS GILLAN, badly cut, but not dangerous.  MICHAEL LOUTH, head severely bruised.  JOHN FREER, considerably bruised.

     Strong hopes are entertained for the recovery of the persons injured.  Not more than one of them (Kennedy,) is considered in a dangerous state.

     It is fortunate that the sad occurrence happened on Saturday evening, when nearly all the workmen were away; otherwise the disaster would have been attended with a much larger loss of life.

     The force of the gale must have been tremendous.  The wall which was blown down was one foot in thickness, and well supported by posts.  The frame-work was executed by H. Philips, and considered very strong, capable of resisting any wind.

     The gale swept in its course some 10 or 15 feet of the roof from the railroad depot a short distance above, carrying it over the railroad track several rods.  The loss of Messrs. Johnson & Cox, the proprietors of the Foundery, will be between $3000 and $4000.  (RCJan22/1847)

PEYTON - A little daughter of Col. Bailey Peyton, aged 6 years, was killed on December 26, 1846, by a kick from a Mexican pony, at her father's farm in Sumner county, Tenn.  (RCJan22/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN neswpaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 29, 1847

BILL - On January 18, 1847, ANN, wife of Mr. Earl Bill, of Sandusky city, Ohio.  (RCJan29/1847)

ELMER - In Rome, New York, at 5 o'clock this morning, CHARLOTTE HULDAH, daughter of L. E. Elmer, aged 16 months and 12 days.  The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Methodist Church.  (RCJan29/1847)

MONELEY - EDWARD MONELEY was drowned on Friday evening last (January 22, 1847) in the first dock of the canal at Syracuse, into which he fell while in a state of intoxication.  He has left a wife and child.  (RCJan29/1847)

ALDRIDGE - An accident of a heart-rendering nature occurred at Fort Herkimer (German Flats,) on the 8th of January 1847, when a promising and only daughter of Mr. Calvin Aldridge, aged 14, was so severely stunned by a fall upon the ice of the canal, where she was sporting with her young companions, as to expire directly after being brought into the house.  (RCJan29/1847)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 5, 1847

BILL - In Vernon Village, New York, on February 1, 1847, of Scarlet Fever, CAROLINE C. BILL, daughter of Chauncey C. Bill, aged about three years.  (RCFeb05/1847)  [see also (RCFeb12/1847)-BILL]

PATTEN - At her residence, in Spring Prairie, Walworth Co., Wis., October 12th 1846, of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. LOVINA G. PATTEN, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Gridley, and wife of Franklin J. Patten, aged 32 years.
     She with her family removed from Vernon, Oneida Co., N.Y. & in 1841, had undergone the toils and privations incident to a new country, until they began to enjoy something of the good things of this life.  They left in Vernon a circle of worthy friends, who most sensibly feel this stroke of Divine Providence.  Her loss is most deeply felt by her family, her neighborhood, and the church of which she was a member.  She left five children, the oldest 10 years, the youngest 7 weeks old.
     She possessed naturally, a lovely disposition, more than ordinary talents, a large share of mental discipline, and a heart that beat warm for the cause of God and man. -- Chicago Western Herald.  (RCFeb05/1847)

EDWARDS - Death of MONROE EDWARDS -- This unhappy man terminated his dark career on Friday last, (January 29, 1847) at the Sing Sing State Prison.  The Tribune says of him:
     Monroe Edwards died yesterday morning in the Prison Hospital, Sing Sing, of consumption, after an illness of only about three weeks. -- Thus has ended the career of a man endowed by Nature with talents that might have fitted him for eminent usefulness, but which were prostituted to the injury of his fellow men and the destruction of his own peace and happiness.  No relations or friends, save his companions in punishment, were present to mitigate the suffering of his last hours, and he will sleep in the prison burial ground with no memorial of his name or fate.  Is not the way of the transgressor hard?  (RCFeb05/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 12, 1847

BILL - In Vernon Village, New York, on the morning of February 9, 1847, of Scarlet Fever, EVERET CASE, only son of Chauncey C., and Anna E. Bill, in the sixth year of his age.  (RCFeb12//1847)
[see also (RCFeb05/1847)-BILL]

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 19, 1847

YOUNG - In Florence, New York, on February 4, 1847, of bilious fever, ALVIN YOUNG, aged 35 years.  (RCFeb19/1847)

PLATNER - In Rome, New York, on February 18, 1847, of Consumption, ANTHONY PLATNER, aged 22 years.  (RCFeb19/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, Fehruary 26, 1847

ALLEN - On February 7, 1847, at the residence of his brother in Westmoreland, Mr. JAMES B. ALLEN, aged 20 years.  (RCFeb26/1847)

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