Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1850

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, November 6, 1850

KIRKLAND - In Cleveland, OH, on the 28th ultimo, [Oct 28, 1850] suddenly, JOHN THORNTON KIRKLAND, son of the late Gen. Joseph Kirkland of Utica and brother of the Hon. Charles P. Kirkland.  (RCNov06/1850)   [see also (RCSep19/1884)-KIRKLAND]

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

PERKINS - A grindstone weighing 1,800 pounds, in the knife grinding establishment of Zur Hitchcock, in Buckland, Franklin Co., exploded a week ago, and killed a workman named APOLLOS PERKINS.  His body was terribly injured, and received six wounds either of which would have proved fatal.  One piece of the stone, weighing 400 pounds, was thrown out the window, and over the river, a distance of six rods, by the force of the explosion.  (RCNov13/1850)

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

ESTES - In Utica [NY] on 17th inst., MARTHA ELLA, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah Jane Estes, aged 4 years, 4 months and 3 days.  (RCNov20/1850)

ROUSSEAU - One Man Killed and Two Freightfully Wounded.  About 4 o'clock this morning one of the most fiendish murders that has occurred in this city for years, was perpetrated at No. 51 Dey street.  It seems that a man named Henry Carnal came from Newark and sought lodgins at the porter house of CHARLES M. ROUSSEAU at the above number.  Carnal was an acquaintance of Rousseau, and it is supposed that he knew that R. had several hundred dollars in specie in the house, the possession of which is supposed to have been the object which led him there.

Carnal and Charles Rousseau, son of C. M. R. went to bed in the same room about 9 o'clock.  Between 3 and 4 o'clock this morning, Louis, brother of Charles, was roused by the cries of his brother.  Louis ran into the room, but was instantly stabbed by Carnal, who inflicted a terrible wound in his abdomen, through which the bowels protruded.  Carnal gave Louis another terrible wound, six or seven inches in length, just below the collar-bone, and then ran into the entry way.

Here the elder Rousseau, who had been roused by the noise, met the murderer, crying out "here he is!"  Carnal with the ferocity of desperation, grabbed the hair of the old man, and drew the knife across the throat severing at one stroke the windpipe, the jugular veins, and ...In fact almost cutting Rousseau's head off! [Carnal than lept over a backyard fence, and cornered himself, where he could not get out, and was arrested by the police. --transcriber]     (RCNov20/1850)

MURPHY - Supposed Murder --The body of an Irishman by the name of MURPHY was found in the canal near the first locks in the eastern part of the city, yesterday morning, terribly mangled.  It is supposed that he was murdered.  All appearances as well as the facts elicited, confirm the supposition.  (RCNov20/1850)

HARRIS --[not an obituary]
Yesterday morning, Mr. DENNIS HARRIS employed a colored man to wheel dirt from beneath the large building he is now erecting in Duane street.  This was the signal for about sixty or seventy Irishmen engaged as laborers to strike at once and refuse to work unless the colored man was summarily dismissed.  Mr. Harris decided that the poor man, the unwilling cause of this trouble, should be continued at any rate.  The strikers afterward offeed to make up a purse for the colored man, if he was dismissed.  But Mr. Harris said that ten thousand dollars cannot purchase his dismissal.  Consequently, the building stood yesterday almost silent.  Mr. Harris has formerly had to take the same stand in favor of Irishmen with whom some Germans refused to work, and vice versa.   (RCNov20/1850)

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

WALTON - RICHARD H. WALTON, a young man belonging in Virginia, but recently a student of divinity at the Episcopal Theological Seminary, at Baltimore, committed suicide on the 20th inst., at the Mansion House, in that city.  (RCNov27/1850)

SIPPLE - At Boonville, Oneida County, Nov. 17th, Mrs. JANE SIPPLE, wife of Peter B. Sipple, aged 25 years.  On learning the death of this esteemed friend, the mind of the writer is carried back a year or two, to the time when Mrs. S., with her esteemed friend, the late Mrs. DAMON, of Waterville, entered upon active life, by assuming the duties and responsibilities of the marriage relation.  United on the same day to the objects of their affection and choice, they commenced life under the most flattering auspices, and but few, very few, had brighter prospects, of a long and happy career.  But how different was the reality!  Within a year from the time of her marriage, Mrs. Damon was consigned to the silent tomb, leaving a helpless infant and an almost heart-broken husband to mourn her loss; and now, after the lapse of little more that another year, her friend and companion in their girlish days, is also summoned away, and sleeps with the dead.   (RCNov27/1850)   [see also (RCAug01/1884)-SIPPLE]

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 4, 1850

WHALEY - The body of MATTHEW WHALEY, an Irishman, who fell off the dirt train of Cars, while crossing the Mohawk bridge on the 19th of Nov., was found in a little eddy in the river, a short distance below the village on Monday last.  The river has been repeatedly searched for the past ten days, but without success, and it is supposed that the freshet of Thursday last, lodged the body where it was found.  By bruises which appear on the head it is evident that he must have been stunned by the fall and rendered incapable of helping himself.  He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a family.  Verdict of the jury is in accordance with the above facts.  (RCDec04/1850)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 18, 1850

SAYLES - At Vernon [NY], December 8, Doctor WELCOME SAYLES, aged 74 years.  (RCDec18/1850)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 25, 1850

EDSALL - On the 11th inst., at Jersey city, N.J., Mrs. MILLICENT EDSALL, mother of Mrs. A. B. Blair of this village, [Rome, NY] aged 71 years.    (RCDec25/1850)   [see also (RCApr02/1886)-BLAIR]

WHITTEMORE - In Rome, [NY] on the 20th inst., of Disease of the Heart, D. J. FRANCIS, eldest son of James H. and Jane S. Whittemore, aged 12 years and 6 months.   (RCDec25/1850)

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