Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1856

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Thursday, January 3, 1856

HAYDEN - In San Francisco, California, on the morning of the 22d day of November 1855, CORNELIA ESTHER, infant daughter of Charles W. and Cornelia C. Hayden, aged 8 months and 3 days.  (RCJan03/1856)

PERRY - On Tuesday last, Mr. D. K. PERRY, a man about thirty-four years of age, while engaged in getting a log on the carriage in Mr. Justus Wentz's saw-mill, in Dix, was instantly killed by the log rolling over his head.  Mr. Perry was a man of good habits and industrious; he leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his untimely death.  Mr. Wentz had been absent from the mill but about fifteen minutes when an alarm was given by an individual who had just come to the mill for lumber; he immediately returned, finding Mr. Perry dead under the log.  Truly, "in the midst of life we are in death."  --Havana Journal.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, January 16, 1856

O'CONNER - CATHERINE O'CONNER, aged 32, died at the Brooklyn Hospital on Saturday (January 12, 1856) morning from the effects of the wound inflicted upon her by the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of her brother John O'Conner, on New Year's eve.   (RCJan16/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, January 23, 1856

FORBES - We learn from the Oneida Sachem  "that Mrs. FORBES, wife of Mr. George Forbes, of Oneida Castle, NY, died very suddently at that place on Tuesday last.  She had been in usual health, though complaining of a feeling of numbness in her hand and tongue.  She had started to visit a sick neighbor, a few rods from her residence, when she fell down in the snow, apparently in a fit.  Dr. W. R. Fitch was immediately sent for, but ere his arrival, Mrs. F. had breathed her last, leaving a family circle plunged in agonizing grief at this sudden dispensation of Providence."  (RCJan23/1856)

SANFORD - D. McGlynn, conductor on one of the New York city railroads, has been arrested for manslaughter, a coroner's jury having found that GILBERT SANFORD died from a fall experienced while being expelled from a car by said McGlynn.   (RCJan23/1856)

HILL - Rev. R. W. HILL, editor of the Genesee Evangelist, died at his residence in Rochester on Wednesday (January 16, 1856) morning.  He was distinguished as well for his talents as for his goodness of heart.  (RCJan23/1856)

THORNTON - We learn through Mr. H. Davis, of the Central R.R., that a dreadful murder was committed at Niagara, C. W., on Friday (January 18, 1856) night.  All the particulars of the shocking affair have not been received.  A respectable citizen of Niagara by the name of THORNTON, was murdered by another man, instigated to the crime by Thornton's wife, it is supposed.  The dreadful deed was perpetrated with a club.  The murderer excaped by crossing Niagra river to the American shore but was closely pursued, and is no doubt in custody ere this.  The wife of Thornton has been arrested, and an investigation was held on Saturday.  (RCJan23/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, January 30, 1856

SINCLAIR - We hear that a person by the name of CHARLES SINCLAIR, residing in the vicinity of West Branch, Oneida county, NY, was accidentally killed at or near that place yesterday, (Wednesday.)  We hear that he was driving a sleigh loaded with lumber, and whilst passing through a "pitch hole," the king bolt in the forward hub gave out, and by this means precipitated Mr. S. headlong into a creek close by; the load of lumber fell on to him, and he was found in that situation, dead, by the next passer by.  We did not learn other particulars --Sentinel.   (RCJan30/1856)

GREENFIELD - On Thursday (January 17, 1856) last a deaf and dumb person named GREENFIELD, living in Lee Corners, NY, was killed.  He was in the employ of Mr. Hawkins of that place and was engaged chopping in the woods.  It appeared that he was in the act of cutting off a twig, which grew in front of the log he was chopping, which left the stub with a sharp point.  Subsequently his foot must have slipped, and in springing forward he jumped astride of the sharp point of the stub before noticed.  The stub penatrated his body from 12 to 18 inches.  When found the poor fellow was dead, partially sitting down and leaning against a log a short distance from where he received his death wound.   (RCJan30/1856)

MILLER - DAVID MILLER, an employee of the Hudson River RR Co., was so badly crushed while coupling cars at East Albany, Wednesday, (January 23, 1856) that he died.  He lived at Hudson, NY.  (RCJan30/1856)

GREEVES - At Baton Rouge, La., on January 7, 1856, JOHN GREEVES, printer, formerly and for many years, a resident of Utica, NY.   (RCJan30/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, February 6, 1856

COMSTOCK - In Rome, NY, on the morning of January 30, 1856, MINERVA COMSTOCK, aged 38 years, daughter of Eunice Comstock, and only sister of Calvert Comstock, of the Daily Albany Argus.  (RCFeb06/1856)

WATTERSON - In Vernon, NY, on the evening of January 28, 1856, REBECCA, wife of Robert Watterson, in the 76th year of her age.  (RCFeb06/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, February 13, 1856

PARKHURST - At Oneida Castle, NY, February 7, 1856, STEPHEN PARKHURST, Esq., father of William S. Parkhurst, of Rome, NY, aged 75 years and 3 months.   (RCFeb13/1856)

RICHARDSON - In Utica, NY, on February 10, 1856, JOHN RICHARDSON, aged about 45 years.  He was well known in Utica and throughout the State as a local Steamboat and Railroad Agent, at this point.   He died at his residence on Whtesboro street, of dropsy of the heart.   (RCFeb13/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, February 20, 1856

JACOBS - In Rome, NY, at the residence of his son Jas. H. Jacobs, of consumption, Mr. JAMES JACOBS, aged 68 years.  (RCFeb20/1856)

DOPP - At the Ridge, Rome, NY, on Monday morning (February 18, 1856), of inflammation of the lungs, Mr. JAMES DOPP, aged 64 years.  (RCFeb20/1856)

KIRKLAND - At Wright's Settlement, Rome, NY, on Saturday last, (February 15, 1856) of apoplexy, Mr. HENRY KIRKLAND, at the ripe age of 70 years.  (RCFeb20/1856)

All the above were among the oldest and most respected residents of this town.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, February 27, 1856

DELONG - In Utica, on February 25, 1856, at the residence of his father, JAMES S. DELONG, aged 23 years.  (RCFeb27/1856)

JOHNSON - In Verona, at the residence of his father, on Sunday last, Mr. FRANKLIN A. JOHNSON, in the 38th year of his age.  Mr. Johnson was well known to our citizens, having been in the employ of G. W. Taft, for some eleven years past.  He was a faithful and an upright man.  (RCFeb27/1856)

Barbara Andresen