Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1847

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 7, 1847

TREDWAY - At Western on May 5, 1847, of  Bilous Pleurasy, Mr. JOHN TREDWAY, aged 63 years, 8 months and 12 days.  His friends are invited to attend the Funeral at his late residence in Western, this afternoon, at one o'clock.  (RCMay07/1847)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 14, 1847

SMITH - On Sunday noon,  (April 29, 1847) while a concourse of people were witnessing the ceremony of baptism in the Mohawk river, at the foot of Genesee street, a portion of the foot path of the bridge, some fifteen feet, gave way and precipated the persons upon it, 30 or 40 in number, upon the stone abutment of the bridge and into the river, fifteen or twenty feet below.

     Mr. W. O. SMITH, a druggist and proprietor of the City Garden, was near the end which gave way, and fell under it as it came down, and was so crushed and wounded that he died in the course of the afternoon, remaining insensible from the time of the accident.  A number of others were severely injured, but none it is supposed fatally.  Miss PALMER, sister of Mr. Lucius Palmer, and Miss SHELDON, daughter of Mr. Ebenezer Sheldon, had each a leg broken; Mrs. BOWMAN, of a German family in Deerfield, had her arm broken; Mrs. M. M. JONES, was severely injured in the shoulder, and Miss TAYLOR, residing on Mary street, was considerably injured.  IRA CHASE, Esq., was also much injured, but we understand not dangerously.

    There was a report that a child was drowned, but this we believe is incorrect. -- Utica Gazette.  (RCMay14/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 21, 1847

WEST - WILLIAM WEST, a resident of Rome, New York, was drowned in the Mohawk river, near Newville, a mile east of this village, on Sunday morning last. (May 16, 1847)  He was engaged in fishing with a seine at the time, got beyond his depth, became entangled in the net and sank.  Those who were with him made every exertion to rescue him, and one of them nearly lost his own life in doing so. -- Mr. West was not in the water more than 10 or 15 minutes, but when the body was taken out, life was extinct.  (RCMay21/1847)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 4, 1847

GREENWOOD - In Lee, New York, on May 27, 1847, Mr. OLIVER GREENWOOD, in the 86th year of his age.  (RCJun04/1847)

WILLIAMS - In Rome, New York, on May 8, 1847, of Hydrocephalus, NANCY, daughter of Jesse and Amanda Williams, aged 14 years and 10 months.  Her amiable and affectionate disposition, and superior talents, won the esteem of all who knew her; and a numerous circle of relations and friends have to lament that her earthly sojourn was so brief.  (RCJun04/1847)

HUNT - At Westmoreland, New York, on May 13, 1847, of Scarlatina, ALBERT DE LOSS, aged 2 years; and also on May 28, 1847, CHARLES HENRY, of Hydrothorax the sequel of Scarlatina, aged six years; both, and  all the children of Mrs. Charity Hunt.  (RCJun04/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 11, 1847

MELDRON - Mr. ROBERT MELDRON, an old and respected citizen residing near Deerfield, Ohio, met his death in the following horrible manner.  He had been engaged on his farm in burning brush and trees; a tree that had been fired fell across his thighs, holding him fast. -- And there he was held in that iron vice, with no human ear to hear his shrieks, nor hand to help, yet the flames crawling slowly to his side, first warming, then blistering, and finally seizing the vitals.  When discovered, he was nearly consumed, and it was difficult to recognize in the crisped mass of detached bones, any trace of humanity.  (RCJun11/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 18, 1847

BICKNELL - In Westmoreland, New York, on June 6, 1847, of canker rash, CHARLES, son of Mr. James Bicknell, aged 6 years and 7 months.  (RCJun18/1847)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 25, 1847

NORRY -- The Sufferings of Ireland.  The destitution, sufferings and anguish of the sons and daughters of poor, starving Ireland, were they known, would soften the hardest heart.  We have a brief  tale of sorrow to unfold: --
                                 "Drumovane, Parish of Morah,
                                      Cork co., April 13, 1847.
     "Dear Charles -- I have sent my daughter Norry to America, tho' I had more than enough to do to make up as much as would defray her expenses to Quebec.  I could not send any more of my family, as the times have brought us down so low that we are hardly able to exist.  There is Plague and Famine in Ireland.  We would all leave our wretched country for america if we could.  I hope you will send for Norry when she sends you this letter.  I have written to ______ ______, for assistance, and hope that you will not let us starve here.
     Poor "Norry," who had reached this city died of Ship Feaver in our Alms-House, on Saturday.  Mr. Morgan found the letter from which the foregoing extract was taken, with, another from her Father, among her scanty effects. -- Evening Journal.    (RCJun25/1847)

SOPER - HENRY SOPER, a young man about 18 years of age, was drowned in the basin of the canal, near the weigh-lock, in Utica, New York, on Saturday night last.  (June 19, 1847)  He was driving a boat team at the time, and the night being dark, the towing line became entangled with a boat he was passing, and he and his horses were drawn into the canal.  He was not in the water more than six or eight minutes, and probably life was not extinct when taken out, but before medical assistance could be obtained he died.  The horses were also drowned.  The mother and a brother of Mr. Soper reside in this village (Rome, NY).  His remains were brought to this place and committed to the grave on Monday last.  (RCJun25/1847)

AGAN - In Rome, New York, on June 10, 1847, of measels, CORNELIA ANN, wife of William Agan, and daughter of J. H. Wells, aged 19 years and 3 months.  (RCJun25/1847)

BRAINARD - At Cuyahoga Falls, on Monday morning, May 17, 1847, of Neuralgia, Miss MARY BRAINARD, formerly of Rome, New York, and sister of Rev. Thomas Brainard of Philadelphia, aged 47 years.  (RCJun25/1847)

PARKER - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Fitch, in Vienna, Oneida county, New York, on May 5, 1847, Mrs.  JOANNA PARKER, in the 79th year of her age.  Mrs. Parker was born in Watertown, Litchhfield County Connecticut in 1769.  In 1803, she with her husband, the late Mr. Eri Parker, removed to this state, and settled in Vienna in this county.  He was among the first of the Pioneers into this, then, unbroken wilderness.  Here she shared with him all the privations and hardships, which necessarily attend the first settlement of a country.  (RCJun25/1847)

Barbara Andresen