Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1856

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From  ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 3, 1856

JONES - A printer named EDWARD JONES, of Rochester, NY was drowned in the Erie Canal by falling off a boat.  He was returning from a Know Nothing meeting and was somewhat intoxicated.  (RCSep03/1856)

HALEY - The body of a man named MICHAEL HALEY was found floating in the river at Bath, NY on Thursday. (August 28, 1856)    (RCSep03/1856)

CLAPPSADDLE - Two little sisters, named ANN and EMILY CLAPPSADDLE, aged respectively six and ten years, were found drowned in a mill pond near Elmira, NY, last Monday evening.  It is supposed they were at play on some saw logs lying in the water, as their dinner baskets were found on the bank near by.  (RCSep03/1856)

OGDAN - Major CORNELIUS A. OGDAN, corps of engineers, died at Brandon, Vermont, on August 23, 1856, according to advices received at the War Department.  (RCSep03/1856)

MASTERS - A man named Masters, of Ithaca, New York is charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, a returned Californian, and afterwards deserting his wife for a harlot, with whom he lived on the murdered man's money.  (RCSep03/1856)

SPENCER - At Clinton, Iowa, August 20, 1856, GEORGE SPENCER, of Rome, New York, in the 41st year of his age.  (RCSep03/1856)

JONES - In Steuben, New York on Sunday, August 24, 1856, ANN, wife of Richard R. Jones, aged 63 years.  (RCSep03/1856)

HUNTINGTON - At 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, of quick consumption, at the residence of Dea. James Huntington of Rome, New York,  HIRAM L., youngest son of Matthew L. Huntington, of Brooklyn, NY, in the 19th year of his age.  (RCSep03/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 17, 1856

LEONARD - An insane daughter of LEVI LEONARD, of Eaton, Michigan, killed her father by cutting his head open with an axe, week before last.  She now awaits a trail.  (RCSep17/1856)

GRIFFIN - James Griffin killed his invalid wife Wednesday afternoon (September 10, 1856) in Albany, NY, by a blow on the head.  He was drunk.  (RCSep17/1856)

ELLIOTT - EMMA JANE ELLIOTT, a little girl three years old, died of hydrophobia on Saturday last at Litchfield, R.I.  She was bitten nearly five weeks previously by a dog, but the wound appeared healed; and no symptoms appeared until Friday.  (RCSep17/1856)

LOWELL - Mrs. ELIZA PINKHAM, of Lowell, committed suicide by hanging herself with a bed cord, on Sunday last.  She was 61 years of age, and lived with her son-in-law, Mr. N. C. Kempton.  Mr. and Mrs. K. were at a meeting (says the Lowell Courier) and had left their little child with Pinkham.  It appears she fed the child, got it to sleep, and put it safely in bed -- got pen and paper, and wrote the disposal of her property.  (RCSep17/1856)

McCLENAHAN - In Rome, New York, on  Friday, September 12, 1856, Miss SUSAN McCLENAHAN, aged 48 years and 6 months.  (RCSep17/1856)

MUNGER - At Camden, New York, September 11, 1856, of dissentary, J. CLIFFORD, infant son of J. H. and Irene L. Munger, of Camden, aged two years and one month.  (RCSep17/1856)

SANDFORD - On Wednesday, September 10, 1856, at his house near Lowell, Westmoreland from injury received the day preceeding while at labor, Mr. THOMAS SANDFORD, farmer, in the 51st year of his age.  (RCSep17/1856)

WILCOX - At Verona, New York, August 16, 1856, at the residence of her brother-in-law, S. Johnson, Mrs. SARAH WILCOX, formerly of Grandville, Massachusetts.  Aged 72 years.  (RCSep17/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 24, 1856

WINGATE - In Rome, New York, on the 18th of September 1856, MARY ELIZABETH WINGATE, aged 13 years and 7 months, daughter of Moses and Martha D. Wingate.  Boston, Mass., and Dover, New Hampshire papers please copy.  (RCSep24/1856)

GOODMAN - In Rome, New York, on Friday, September 19, 1856, ERASTUS GOODMAN, aged 49 years.  (RCSep24/1856)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 8, 1856

JOHNSON - ELI G. JOHNSON, a member of the Junior Class in Hamilton College, died at Batavia, NY, of Hemorrhage of the lungs, on Friday last. (October 3, 1856)  He possessed a pure character, a high order of intellect, and was beloved by all who knew him.  (RCOct08/1856)

BEADLE - A man named JAMES H. BEADLE, a stereotyper in the employ of Miller, Orton & Muligan, Auburn, NY, was found murdered at 6 o'clock Monday (October 6, 1856) morning.  He was killed by persons unknown, by blows on the head with a stone, and robbed of $35.  A coroner's jury will investigate the matter.   (RCOct08/1856)

STEERS - Mr. GEORGE STEERS, a ship-builder, of this city, met with an accident yesterday afternoon, from which he died at about 10 minutes past 9 last night.  He was in a Roockaway wagon on his way to Little Rock, L. I., to see his wife and family, who have been residing there during the summer season, and who were to have returned with him to their home in the city.  When near Calvary Cemetery his horses became frightened and ran away.  Mr. Steers, having lost control of them, jumped out of the wagon and fell to the ground striking upon his head and receiving other very serious injury.  Councilman Boole and Messrs. R. H. Bishop and Bernard Kelly, of this city, who knew him well, were riding in the same direction, and discovered him lying insensible upon the road a few minutes after the accident.

A farmer who was near had hurried to his assistance, and when his friends arrived the stranger had raised his head and was doing all in his power to aid him.  As soon as he was lifted up he vomited, first the contents from his stomach, and afterwards, quantities of blood.  He was taken immediately into his friend's  coach and drove rapidly to his residence, No. 91 Cannon street, where all possible aid was soon at hand.  His relatives in the city were soon beside him.  A courier was dispatched to inform his wife who arrived as soon as could be, but all their efforts were unavailing. --N. Y. Times.     (RCOct08/1856)

TEMPLE - Sunday in Verona, New York, October 3, 1856, Miss MARY TEMPLE, a sister of Mrs. Thomas Johnson, of Wright Settlement, aged 32 years, 16 days.   This estimable woman was called away from earth suddenly and without warning, in the midst of her usefulness, and in the very act of devotion.  She was a devoted christian.  The church with which she was connected has sustained a great loss.  (RCOct08/1856)
        [another notice in the following weeks' paper reads]
Thursday in Vernon, NY, on the 2d inst., Miss Mary Temple, sister of Mrs. Thomas Johnson, of Wrights Settlement, aged 33 years and 16 days.  (RCOct15/1856)  [place, date and age differ --transcriber]

DARLING - In Rome, New York, on Wednesday, October [no date given], of Congestion of the lungs, JOSEPH DARLING, aged 32 years and 2 months.  (RCOct08/1856)

ALLISON - William Arrison, convicted at Cincinnati of "manslaughter" upon an indictment charging him with murder in the first degree, by killing ISAAC ALLISON by means of an "infernal machine" or "tropedo," was on Monday sentenced to the peniteniary for ten years.  The prisoner was first convicted of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to be hung, but obtained a new trial, which resulted in a verdict of manslaughter.  (RCOct08/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 15, 1856

MANCHESTER - We learn that about 7 o'clock yesterday morning, Mr. MANCHESTER, of Boonville, New York, was struck by car while at the Boonville Depot, and so severely injured that he survived but about an hour.  The deceased was in the 78th year of his age, and father of Mr. S. Manchester, of the McGreger House.  (RCOct15/1856)

LOCKE - The Messenger records a most brutal murder committed in Bakers-field on Saturday night, (October 11, 1856) by a man named Locke.  A sister of his wife awoke about eleven o'clock and Locke was standing by the bedside, who, as soon as he found that he was discovered said, "Jane, I have done enough to be hung for it," and immediately seizing her choked her in a most violent manner, but released her before she was quite suffocated.  Locke then left the house, and the girl rising found her mother who slept in a bed but a few feet from her own, dead.

She aroused the neighbors, and on examination 17 large wounds were found about the head, neck, and shoulders, any one of which, it is thought, would produce death.  The wounds were made by a sharp axe, which was found by the bedisde.  Nothing was seen of Locke after he left the house, but the next morning he was found in the barn, having hung himself with a log chain.  No trouble of any kind was known to have existed between the parties; but Locke was seen to have a jug of liquor that night, and it is supposed that he drank till all self-command and reason were gone.  (RCOct15/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 22, 1856

GOODALE - On Monday last as Mr. EBENEZER GOODALE, of Litchfield, Herkimer County, NY, was returning  from Herkimer, wither he had been as a witness to attend Court, he was thrown out of his wagon and killed.  He was in company with one of his neighbors, and being overtaken by night before he had reached home the wagon in which they were riding was upset, and Mr. G. instantly killed by the fall.  His neck was broken and the spinal cord sundered.  No blame is or can be attached to the neighbor who was driving as the darkness was so total, it was impossible for any one to see.

Mr. Goodale was a much respected citizen, aged 83 years, but retained his faculties in a remarkable degree for one of his advanced years.  A numerous concourse of sympathizing neighbors and friends attended his funeral at the Universalist Church in Litchfield, on Wednesday, the 15th, to whom a sermon was preached and consolations of the Gospel administed by Rev. D. Skinner of this city. --Herald      (RCOct22/1856)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 29, 1856

NEWLAND - A German named NICHOLAS NEWLAND, last Saturday evening, fell into the Erie Canal near the Gas Works in this village (Rome, NY), while in a state of intoxication, and was drowned before assistance reached him.  Coroner Van Vleck held an inquest on Saturday [he probably fell in on Friday --transcriber] morning, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.  We learn that of sixteen inquests held by Coroner Van Vleck since his entering upon the duties of his office, every one has resulted in some manner from intoxication.  Newland had been in the employ of Cromwell, Kimball & Co., as a day laborer.  He leaves a widow in very reduced circumstances.  (RCOct29/1856)

ADAMS - In Rome, New York, on Friday morning, October 24, 1856, of consumption, ALVINZA C. ADAMS, aged 23 years.  (RCOct29/1856)

McPHERSON - In Rome, New York, on October 21, 1856, after a short but severe illness, (that seemed to baffle all medical skill,) Mrs. HELLEN McPHERSON in the 51st year of her age.  (RCOct29/1856)

PARMETER - In Rome, New York, October 24, 1856, after a severe and protracted illness, borne with truly Christian resignation, Mrs. PHEBE PARMETER, in the 74th year of her age.  (RCOct29/1856)

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