Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1850

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, March 13, 1850

JONES - In Rome, New York, March 11, 1850, of Scarlet fever, JERARD, only son of Thomas and Margaret Jones, aged one year and three months.   (RCMar13/1850

SOPER - In Rome, New York, March 6, 1850, of Croup, SARAH ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of Albert and Esther Soper, aged one year two months and eleven days.  (RCMar13/1850)

CONKEY - In Rome, New York, March 11, 1850, MARY E., daughter of Charles G. and Angeline Conkey, aged one year and four months.  (RCMar13/1850)  [see also (RCMar27/1850)-CONKEY]



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, March 20, 1850

HAMILTON - From the Watertown (Wisc.) Chronicle: --Another of our most highly esteemed and valuable citizens has paid the debt of nature.  Dr. DE WITT C. HAMILTON is no more.  He died on Friday morning, the 8th inst. after a severe illness of two weeks.  His complaint was congestion of the lungs.

Dr. H. was about 34 years of age.  He immigrated to this state five years ago, and since that time had been a resident of this village.  He was one of the most skillful physicians in this portion of our valley, and as a citizen and neighbor was universally beloved.  We doubt, indeed, whether any man ever had fewer enemies, or more sincerely attached friends.  He leaves a wife in very feeble health, and two young children, who share the sympathies of this entire community.  He was an active and highly esteemed member of Watertown Lodge, No. 21. I.O.O.F.      (RCMar20/1850)

STARR - CHANDLER
A correspondent of the Rochester Advertiser states that the names of the persons murdered by the Chilians, in the mines of Calfornia, were STARR and CHANDLER, and that they were from Medina, Orleans Co.  Four Chilians were shot, after trial for the offence, three had their ears cropped, and others were whipped.  (RCMar20/1850)

BEACH - A telegraph despatch from Rochester, NY, says that Gen. EBENEZER S. BEACH, of that city, was found dead in his bed on the morning of the 13th inst.   (RCMar20/1850)

MEYE - A young man named RAE MEYE, residing at No. 45 Dey street, New York, [city] about 8 o'clock on Saturday evening committed suicide by deliberately shooting himself through the head with a pistol.  (RCMar20/1850)

TILMON - In Rome, New York, on the morning of the 19th inst., of Fits, EMANUEL L., only son of Rev. L. Tilmon, aged 5 months and 15 days.  The funeral will be attended at the residence of Mr. Tilmon, in Canal Village, at 2 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon.    (RCMar20/1850)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, March 27, 1850

CONKEY - In Rome, New York, on the 19th inst. of Scarlet Fever, FRANCES M. CONKEY, aged 3 years and 6 months.  (RCMar27/1850)  [see also (RCMar13/1850)-CONKEY]



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, April 17, 1850

KIRTLAND - In Vernon, New York, on the ____inst., [no date given] CHARLOTTE KIRTLAND, daughter of the late C. P. Kirtland, aged 15 years.   (RCApr17/1850)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, April 24, 1850

CALLIGHAN - An inquest was held in this village [Rome, NY] on Sunday morning last, before A. B. Blair, Coroner, over the body of MICHAEL CALLIGHAN, an Irishman, whose body was found about three miles West of Rome, lying in the ditch beside the Rail Road.  The deceased, a resident of Verona, was a man of intemperate habits, about 50 years old, and was seen in this village on Saturday afternoon, in a state of intoxication.  A broken whiskey bottle was found near the body, and the miserable man passed to his long account, no doubt, while in a state of intoxication.  The verdict of the Jury was, that deceased came to his death from intemperance and exposure.  Mr. C. leaves no family.    (RCApr24/1850)

WILKS - Coroner Blair also held another inquest the same day [as the inquest of Callighan, above] in the town of Western, NY, on the body of JOSEPH WILKS, who was found lying beside the PlanK Road, in the vicinity of Mr. Brill's.  Mr. Wilks was also a man of intemperate habits, and leaves a wife and family who were dependant upon him for support.  Verdict, that the deceased came to his death in some manner unknown to the Jury, although intemperance is supposed to be the cause.  (RCApr24/1850)

WILSON - The sudden death of Mr. WILSON, at Washington --who was married on Wednesday last and was found dead in his bed on the following morning --is declared by the jury of inquest to have been caused by intoxicating drinks.   (RCApr24/1850)

CAMPBELL - Mr. CAMPBELL, the capable and efficient Clerk of the House of Representatives, died at Washington at one o'clock on the morning of the 13th inst.  He had been sick for several days.  (RCApr24/1850)

ELDERKIN - The WIFE of Speaker Elderkin, in consequence of whose illness he was obliged to leave the Assembly some weeks before its adjournment, died at Potsdam, St. Lawrence county, on the 8th inst., aged 38 years.  (RCApr24/1850)

HILLIARD - The SON of the Hon. Henry W. Hilliard, of Alabama, died at Washington, on Sunday last.  He had recently been selected by the President as a Cadet to the Military Academy at West Point.  (RCApr24/1850)

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