Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1858

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, August 11, 1858
SOUBERBEILLE - Sad Affair --A Young Lady Accidentally Shot --About eight o'clock on Thursday morning, a distressing affair occurred at the residence of Mr. Hugh David, on the banks of the Delaware, near Tacony. Mr. D. was in his library cleaning his revolver, when he was called out of the room by something that had happened among the children. On his return he found his step-daughter, HELEN B. SOUBERBEILLE, a young lady eighteen years of age, lying dead on the floor. It is supposed when Mr. David left the apartment Miss S. picked up the pistol to examine it, and while looking in the muzzle of the weapon, the trigger was touched by some accident, and the contents of one of the barrels entered the right eye of the unfortunate girl, passed through her head, and caused her instant death. -- Phil. Pennsylvanian, Aug. 7. (RCAug11/1858)
 
KELLY - Execution of James Kelly. JAMES KELLY underwent the extreme penalty of the law on Friday last at 1 o'clock P.M. in the yard of King's County Jail, Raymond Street, Brooklyn, for the murder of his wife ROSE KELLY, on the 16th of April last.
He was tried for the murder and found guilty at the June term of King's county, and on the 10th of that month was sentenced to be hung on the 30th July, 1858. Previous to the passing of the sentence he evinced but little emotion, and only repeated, what he said before, that "he deserved to die."
Since his condemnation he has been visited by the Rev. Mr. McGleason of the St. James R.C. church, and is said to have profited much by his instructions. At 1 o'clock Friday last, all being in readiness for his execution, the culprit, attended by three of the neighboring R.C. clergy, the High Sheriff and his deputies, was led to the gallows. He appeared cool and self collected, and seemed entirely wrapped in his devotions. At the conclusion of the prayers he kissed the crucifix fervently, and thanked the Sheriff and attendants for their kindness and said, "God save me --God bless my children." At a signal given by the Sheriff, the unfortunate man was launched into eternity.
Thus perished another victim of intemperance in the prime of life and full strength of manhood, --leaving behind him five orphan children, --one an infant only a few months old. Kelly and his wife were natives of Westmeath, Ireland, and had resided in this country about 18 years. (RCAug4/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, August 18, 1858
HATCH - In Rome [NY] August 13th, 1858 Miss ALICE D. HATCH, daughter of Jane and N. B. Hatch, of Dropsey on the brain, aged 7 years. (RCAug18/1858) [see also (RCApr21/1858)-HATCH]
MAPES - In the city of Utica, [NY] on Tuesday evening, August 10th, JAMES MAPES, aged 63 years. (RCAug18/1858)
CURRIE - In Augusta, [NY] on Sunday, August 8th, of croup, HELEN MAR, daughter of David Currie, aged 1 year and 11 months. (RCAug18/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, August 28, 1858
AMIDON - In New Orleans, August 7th, of yellow fever, WILLIAM W. AMIDON, son of Isaac C. Amidon, and nephew of V. O. Amidon. (RCAug28/1858) [see also (RCApr01/1864)-AMIDON]
GROSS - In Rome, [NY] August 20, Mrs. MARY GROSS, wife of Henry Gross, aged 39 years. (RCAug28/1858)
BURGESS - At Farmington, Ontario Co., N.Y., on the 28th of May last, SAMUEL BURGESS, aged 85 years. He was for a number of years a resident of the town of Rome, [NY] and about seven years since he went to Farmington to reside with his children.
He was an esteemed member, and for many years an Elder of the society of Friends, which society he connected himself with in early life, from a sense of religious duty. In all the relations of life he sustained a character of unblemished integrity, --was a kind and affectionate husband, a tender and loving father, and was highly esteemed as a neighbor, and in the community where he resided was considered a peace maker.
During the last six weeks of his life, his sufferings were extreme from ulceration of the lungs, and neuralgia; all of which he bore with christian fortitude, patience and meekness; often desiring that if it was the Lord's will, his spirit might be released from this body of pain, and taken home to the rest prepared for the righteous. He died without a sigh or groan, like one falling into a sweet sleep; and is no doubt gathered to the Saints rest, as a shock of corn fully ripe. (RCAug28/1858)
BELLEM - Terrible Storm in Illinois. --From letters to the Anxeiger Des Westens, we learn that a most visited the vicinity of Highland, Madison County, Illinois, on Monday afternoon last, between the hours of 4 and 6 o'clock. The display of thunder and lightning was awful, and in several cases fatal. A teamster named BLASE BELLEM was killed while sitting on his horse. The lightning struck him on the top of his head, pierced through the skull, tore off one of his ears and came out at his shoulder. Another stroke killed a valuable horse. Two dwelling houses suffered also the effects of thunder bolts. The rain fell in torrents, and Silver and Sugar Creeks raged so fearfully that all the bridges on the St. Louis roads were swept away. (RCAug28/1858)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 1, 1858
COX
WILLIAMS - Lewsiton, Aug. 27. Execution of Murders. --The murderers from the brig. Albion Cooper, ABRAHAM COX and PETER WILLIAMS, were executed today in the Auburn prison yard, U.S. Marshall Kemball officiating. Spectators began to collect at daylight, and by eleven o'clock from six to seven thousand had assembled, a quarter of whom were women. At a quarter to eleven a short prayer was made in the prisoner's cells by Rev. Mr. Abbott, of Lewiston. The prisoners were quite calm. At eleven they were led to the scaffold, Cox accompanied by Rev. Mr. Balkman, of Lewston; Williams by Rev. Mr. Abbott. Williams then made a short prayer. Cox's confession was then read by Mr. Balkman. Both confessed their guilt. At thirty-five minutes past eleven the drop fell. (RCSep01/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 8, 1858
BULL - In Manlius, Onondago Co., Sept. 2d, LUMAN BULL, Esq., in the 72d year of his age. His remains were taken to Quality Hill, Madison Co., for interment. (RCSep08/1858)
BULL - On Sunday evening, Aug. 29th, at his residence in Utica [NY] on the Whitesboro road, near the State Asylum, WILLIAM BULL, in the 67th year of his age. Mr. Bull was one of the oldest residents, and a very worthy citizen. (RCSep08/1858)
CAMERON - In Utica, [NY] Sept. 2d, RUTH HANNAH, daughter of William A. and Mary J. Cameron, aged 3 years, 3 months and 24 days. (RCSep08/1858)
CARR - There was a brave man in Cincinnati, who rescued from fire a mother and her two children, the other night. His name was GEORGE CARR, and when he came to the burning building he saw the poor woman imploring for help at the fourth story window. A ladder was procured and thrown up to the sill of the window. Up its rounds went the intrepid man and into the burning room he jumped. The poor woman was dragged out and carried down the ladder, then one child and finally the other borne safely to the ground by this noble fellow. He heard the crowd shout over his noble conduct, and then fell exhausted to the pavement. His reason left him with his strength, and he now lies in a very critical condition. Yet if he dies it will be the death of a hero. (RCSep08/1858)
 
ROBERTS - In Floyd, Oneida county, N.Y., August 19th, 1858, Mrs. MARGARET J., wife of Mr. Thomas D. Roberts, in the 31st year of her age. (RCSep08/1858)
WRIGHT - The funeral of Mrs. WRIGHT, wife of Rev. B. S. Wright, pastor of the 1st M.E. Church in this village, [Rome,NY] was attended by a large congregation at the above church at 2 P.M., of Monday last.
The clergy of the Embargo St. Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist Churches were present as was fitting, to testify their sympathy with their bereaved brother and assist in the services. Rev. Messrs Lamb, Vogell, and Knox conducted the devotional services, and Rev. Mr. Baker, Presiding Elder, preached the sermon. He spoke in high terms of the religious character of the deceased, whom, with her husband though strangers in this community, he had long known. A long procession followed the remains to the graveyard where the Burial Service of the Methodist Church was read by the Rev. Mr. Tremain. (RCSep08/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 15, 1858
COMBE - Our obituary announces the death, on Saturday last of Mr. GEORGE COMBE, at Moor Park, Surrey, where he was staying for the benefit of his health. Mr. Combe, who was the great champion of philosophical phrenology, was born in Edinburgh in 1788, where he continued to reside. He was educated for the law, became a writer to the signet, as the Scotch attorneys are called, and practiced for twenty years. The opinions of Gall and Spurzheim attracted his notice; he studied them, and being convinced that they had a basis in nature, he pursued the subject, and in 1819 published his observations in "Essays on Phrenology," under the title of "A System of Phrenology," in two volumes. He and others founded The Phrenological Journal, which was afterwards conducted by his relative, Mr. Cox. In 1828, he published "The Constitution of Man, Considered in Relation to External Objects." This attracted great attention, and a Mr. Henderson thought so highly of it that he subsequently bequeathed a sum of money to be expend in the production of a very cheap edition of the book. The novelty of the circumstance drew to the subject an additional amount of attention; the cheap edition was a very cheap edition; it sold; caught the ear of the people; edition after edition was exhausted, until at length it has been questioned whether any modern volume, after "Uncle Tom's Cabin," has obtained a larger circulation; 90,500 copies of it have been printed in Great Britain, beside large sales in the United States; translations have also been made into German, French, and Swedish. Mr. Combe was an unwearied laborer, up to almost the last day of his life, in the promotion of education. Throughout a very wide circle --a circle not limited to this country only, but extending to Continental Europe and America --the announcement of Mr. Combe's death will be received not merely as telling of the departure of a man in many respects one of the most remarkable of his generation, but as of the loss of a kind, considerate, zealous friend. --London Tms,16th. (RCSep15/1858)
KNOBLOCK - Shocking Accident at the Steam Woolen Mills Utica. --While a lad, 12 or 14 years of age named CHARLES KNOBLOCK, employed in the Steam Woolen Mills, was engaged under the picking machines, on Monday, he was caught by the machinery, his face bruised and lacerated shockingly, and his right arm badly torn from above the elbow to his finger's ends, his hand smashed, and an inch and a half of his thumb taken off. Dr. Bissell attended the sufferer. (RCSep15/1858)
MATTESON - In Rome, [NY] on Friday, Sept. 10th, HANNAH MATTESON, widow of Silas Matteson, and mother of Hon. O. B. Matteson, aged 74 years. Mrs. M., was an esteemed member of the Presbyterian Church. (RCSep15/1858)
ROGERS - Shot Dead. --Dr. ROGERS, a married man, was shot at Portland, Ky., by Alfred Whitlow, a few days since for attempting to seduce Miss Whitlow quite a young lady, sister of the shooter. The Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. Ellicott, declined prosecuting Whitlow, saying that he and every other honorable man would have done the same thing under the circumstances. The case was dismissed on examination. (RCSep15/1858)
SYKES - In Lenox, suddenly on the 16th ult., [Aug. 16, 1858] RUTH wife of John H. Sykes, Esq., aged 51 years. (RCSep15/1858)
TUCKER - New York, Sept. 10. --EDWARD TUCKER, the engineer of the train of cars on the New Haven Railroad, that went through the drawbridge at Norwalk, some five years since, causing terrible loss of life, committed suicide by bleeding last night. He leaves a wife and children at Troy.[NY] (RCSep15/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, September 22, 1858
DOOLEY - A laborer named JOHN DOOLEY, fell dead in a fit, near Oriskany, [NY] last (Friday) evening. He was employed on the farm of Charles H. Green, engaged in clearing land, and had just finished smoking a pipe, when he suddenly fell forward on the ground. His companions missed him, but found him dead. (RCSep22/1858)
HINCKLEY - In Rome, [NY] on Saturday last, at the residence of his son E. M. Hinckley, Major AMASA HINCKLEY, in the 86th year of his age. The funeral for Mr. Hinkley on 9/22 at the Universalist Church at 2:00. The friends are requested to meet at the house on Liberty Street, promptly at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Thayre of Watertown will conduct the services. (RCSep22/1858)
WILLIAMS - In Rome, [NY] on Saturday, Sept. 18, Miss LOUISA T. WILLIAMS, sister of Mrs. T. W. Edwards, aged 20 years. (RCSep22/1858)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 6, 1858
CLANCEY - Accident From Burning Fluid. --The fishing schooner Samuel W. Brown arrived at this port a few days since from a fishing cruise. While in the bay of Chalaur, a hand on board named NIAL CLANCEY, of Nova Scotia, one night, while it was his watch, went into the cabin and attempted to replenish a fluid lamp while it was burning, from a can containing about four gallons. The can exploded, enveloping Clancey in a sheet of flame. He ran on deck, jumped overboard and was never seen more. There were five persons asleep in the cabin, all of whom were more or less injured. Capt. Fisher, of Nova Scotia, was very badly burned. He also rushed on deck and tumbled down into the forecastle awaking the men asleep there. They immediately wrapped him up in quilts, extinguished the flames, and then turned their attention to saving the vessel, which was done without her being much injured. Capt. Fisher is still suffering of the effects of the burns he received. --Portland Argus. (RCOct06/1858)
CUMMINGS - At Higginsville, [NY] Oct. 3d, THOMAS CUMMINGS, aged 25 years. (RCOct06/1858)
HOBBS - A servant girl by the name of ESTHER JANE HOBBS, temporarily in the employ of Mr. Albert Soper, of this village [Rome, NY] committed suicide yesterday (Wednesday) morning by the taking laudanum. The girl formerly resided in Williamsburgh, where her mother now lives. She came to this county about two months ago, and worked at several places; last Thursday she came from Mr. D. G. Drummond's in Lee, where she said she had lived a few weeks, and requested to work for Mr. Soper. Mr. S., being at the time without a girl, took her partly on trial; she commenced work Friday morning, and nothing seemed strange or unusual about her, until Tuesday night, when she asked for some five shillings in money, saying she wished to make a few purchases. Wednesday morning about 7:30 o'clock, while engaged in doing up the morning's work, she slipped out of the back door and went down street. Mr. S., noticed her going, after she had got part way down street and supposed that she had gone for good; she soon returned, howev, and went up stairs, and when asked where she had been gave an evasive answer. She went to her room upstairs, and soon called for Mrs. S., to come up.
In the course of a few moments Mrs. S., went up, and found the girl on the bed; she told Mrs. S., that in a few minutes she would be a corpse, but refused to tell what she had been taking; the smell of the laudanum was noticed, however, and a messenger was sent down street for information, when it was found that she had the night previous purchased a pint of alcohol, and that morning half an ounce of laudanum, at Mr. Servey's drug store, and that she had taken the whole; she refused to take any restoratives whatever and was soon in a sound sleep. Dr. G. W. Pope was called, but about 9 A.M., she died, and within a few moments after the doctor arrived. She stated to Mrs. S. that she should soon die, and requested her brother, who resides with Cyrus Briggs in this town, should have her clothing and all she had. No cause for this suicide can be obtained; the brother who was a witness at the inquest knows of none.
Coroner Van Vleck held an inquest last evening, N. H. Leffingwell, A. H. Brainard, Asabael Soper, W. R. Simmons, W. Kimball, D. B. Prince, H. Hart, acting as jurors. The verdict of the jury was in accordance with above facts. The deceased was about 19 years of age. --Sentinel of Thur. the 30 inst. (RCOct06/1858)
 
SINK - In Rome, [NY] Oct 3d, JACOB SINK, in the 62d year of his age. (RCOct06/1858)
WADE - In Westmoreland, Oneida County, N.Y., Oct. 1st, 1858 of Consumption, at the residence of her father Ebenezer Kinney, Esq., N. MARIA, wife of Virgil B. Wade, late of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., in the 32d year of her age. (RCOct06/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 13, 1858
SERVEY - In Rome, [NY] on Thursday, October 7th, Mrs. PETER SERVEY, aged 79 years. (RCOct13/1858)
SPERRY - In Rome, [NY] Sunday evening, Oct. 9th, EMMA LOUISE, Daughter of A. W., and L.M. Sperry, aged one year and ten days. (RCOct13/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 20, 1858
SHERMAN - In Rome, [NY] of Consumption, on Sun. Oct. 17th, Mrs. NANCY A SHERMAN, daughter of John and Mary West, aged 17 years and 21 days. (RCOct20/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, October 27, 1858
ASHBY - Suddenly, of congestion of the lungs, in Whitestown, [NY] on the 9th of October, JOHN L. ASHBY, aged 47 years. (RCOct27/1858)
PITKIN - At the residence of her son, the Rev. D. Pitkin in Albany, on the 17th inst., in the eighty-second year of her age, ELIZABETH HUBBARD, wife of the late Hon. Timothy Pitkin, and daughter of the Rev. Dr. Hubbard of New Haven, Conn. (RCOct27/1858)
SHEARMAN - At Vernon Centre, [NY] on the 8th inst., of paralysis, at the residence of her brother Samuel Dill Tracy, Mrs. LURA SHEARMAN, aged about 66 years, relict of the late Robert Shearman of Utica, and daughter of Lyanas Tracy, formerly of Rome, who was slain by the British at Fort George, Niagara, in the war of 1812. (RCOct27/1858)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, November 1, 1858
CARR
MURPHY
GOULDING - Butchery of a Whole Family --The Work of an Enraged Son. New York [city], Oct. 27.
A horrid massacre occurred last night in West Thirtieth street. Two persons were murdered and five wounded --it is supposed mortally. The victims are the family of FRANCIS GOULDING, Esq., lumber merchant, consisting of himself and wife, two sons and two daughters and a servant girl. The wife is dying, and the others cannot recover.
The murderer was the eldest son of Mr. Goulding. His motive is supposed to have been revenge, he having been detected some weeks since in the act of robbing his father in a large amount.
Young Goulding returned home about 11 o'clock, laboring under delirium. Proceeding to the cellar, he got the axe, and then went to his father's chamber, beating in his skull several blows from the axe. The father cannot live.
Mrs. Goulding hearing the cries of her husband, rushed from another room to his assistance but was in turn attacked by her infuriated son, and very badly wounded.
The brothers --one 13 years old, and the other 14 --were next attacked, receiving several blows from the axe. The oldest will not live.
A married sister, with her babe in her arms, was the next victim, but she managed to escape without being seriously injured.
Two servant girls, who had rushed into the hall, were next attacked, and so seriously butchered that it is feared neither of them will live. Both are in the Hospital.
The assassin finally went to his own chamber, where, locking himself in, he blew out his brains with a pistol.
The Goulding family are highly respectable. Mr. G. is an officer in the Thirteenth street M.E. Church, and well known in the community.
It does not appear that either of the parents uttered a scream sufficiently loud to alarm the other inmates of the family. The two younger sisters having their door locked, escaped injury.
Young Goulding's suicide was the first thing which attracted the attention of the police, who broke into the house and ascertained the condition of affairs. Physicians were called and everything possible done to allay the sufferings of the victims.
The eldest boy has a compound fracture of the skull. Mrs. G.'s injuries are less dangerous, but her recovery seems very doubtful. The servant girls were less injured than any of the others. (RCNov01/1858)
[following from 2 week's next paper]
The Goulding Family - ELIZABETH CARR, one of the wounded domestics of the Gouldy family, died at the City Hospital yesterday. The boy CHARLES GOULDY, is not expected to recover from his injuries, and Mr. GOULDY and the girl JOHANNA MURPHY are in an exceedingly critical condition. It is thought that Mrs. Gouldy will recover. (RCNov17/1858) [note different spellings of the surname --transcriber]
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, November 10, 1858
KINNEY - At Brooklyn, [NY] November 2d, HENRY ROSWELL, son of Sidney R. and Julia H. Kinney, of Rome, aged 3 years and two months. (RCNov10/1858)
LOUCKS - In Utica, [NY] Nov. 6th, ROBERT FARWELL, youngest son of R. N. and S. A. Loucks, aged 10 years, 6 months and 22 days. (RCNov10/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, November 17, 1858
BUCKLEY - WILLIAM S. BUCKLEY, M.D., late of Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y., died Nov. 6, in Petersburgh, Rensselaer Co., N.Y., at the residence of M. G. Phillips his father-in-law, of Consumption, aged 31 years. The deceased, though an invalid, and coming but recently to these parts, had become extensively known, and highly respected, and his death is greatly lamented by all. He was, from his mental powers and the culture he had given them, and from his indomitable energy and activity, a man of more than ordinary promise in his profession. May the Savior in whom he trusted be a husband to the bereft wife, and a father to the two orphan children. (RCNov17/1858)
SCHAMYL - Death of Schamyl's Son --The St. Peterburgh Gazette announces that DJEMAL EDINE, the son Schamyl, who after being made prisoner, had passed several years of his life in Russia, where he received a European education, and afterwards returned to his native mountains, has lately died of consumption at Zoul Kadi. (RCNov17/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, November, 24, 1858
BRAY - Appalling Result of Somnambulism. --One of the most awful results of sleep-walking of which we have heard for a long time transpired at the Upper Ferry Landing during the night proceeding yesterday. Friday evening a farmer named JOHN BRAY from Indiana, who was removing to some point on the Missouri river with his wife, father-in-law and four children, came in on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.
Being in straitened circumstances, the family obtained permission to stop for the night in a small room on the ferry dock at the foot of Carr street. Between twelve and one o'clock in the night Bray arose in his sleep, and taking his youngest CHILD, aged three years, in his arms actually walked from the room and into the water!
The piteous wailing cries of the child, and the loud calls of the father for help, soon drew a number of persons to the melancholy scene from adjacent places on the Levee. The frantic grief of the family partook of the incoherence and wildness of the manic and is described to be of the most heart-rending description. Before ingenuity could resolve on any means of the rescuing the drowning objects, both had sank, to be seen no more alive. We have rarely been called on to record a more appalling casualty. --Mo. Rep. (RCNov24/1858)
 
CLARK - At Utica, [NY] on Monday morning of disease of the lungs, Miss CHARITY, daughter of the late Dr. Clark, of Wright's settlement. Her fervent piety and kind heart had drawn around her many firm and devoted friends, who deeply sympathize with her relatives in their affliction, and with them deplore her departure. (RCNov24/1858)
RUSS - We copy from the Daily Sentinel the following appropriate notice of the death of Mrs. Russ.
"The acquaintances and friends of Mrs. GEORGE P. RUSS, of this village, will learn with pain, and be startled by the announcement of her death --an announcement all the more startling, because of its unexpected suddenness. About three weeks ago, she was taken ill with the typhus fever, and although she continued in a feeble condition, yet she was not considered by her physician and friends in a critical or dangerous situation.
About 8 P.M. Saturday, a hemorrhage of the bowels took place, and then all efforts for, and hopes of her recovery were unavailing, as the current of life ebbed so rapidly away. Weakness and prostration increased, until about 11:30 P.M., when she breathed her last. Her life, like day gliding into twilight, and twilight sinking into evening, passed so gently and silently away, that even her bedside, sorrowing friends were unconscious of the time of its departure, and anxiously awaited for some friendly recognition, many moments after the spirit had winged its flight to Him who gave it.
The day of her death was the anniversary of the birthday of two of her sisters, the one aged 15 and the other 21, as well as of the day upon which her mother's funeral sermon was preached thirteen years ago! She leaves a husband to mourn the death of a young wife, and two little children, one three, and the other a year, to suffer by this irreparable loss --both too young to realize or appreciate this sad bereavement in the family." MARTHA J. RUSS, was aged twenty-three years and nine months. (RCNov24/1858)
 
GLEASON (or GLENNON?) - A Murder Sentenced --Patrick Flynn who for some time past has been an inmate of the Asylum in Utica, under the impression that he was non compee mentis, has been pronounced sane, and taken to Niagara county, where Judge Davis sentenced him to be hung on the 7th of January next. He murdered a man named GLEASON or GLENNON [can't make out --transcriber] in that county in June 1856, and would have been executed ere this but for the doubt regarding his sanity. (RCNov24/1858)
O'NEIL - In Florence, [NY] on the 20th inst., ARABELLA, wife of Thomas O'Neil, Jr., aged 32 years. (RCNov24/1858)
TANNER - Dennis Tanner, under sentence of death at Hudson, for the murder of his WIFE, had his sentence commuted yesterday by the Governor, to the imprisonment for life in Clinton Prison. This was the prisoner they were going to have tried over again down in Columbia county, because he "plead guilty." (RCNov24/1858)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, India County, New York, Wednesday, December 1, 1858
GOULD - James E. Eldridffe, now in jail at Canton, in St. Lawrence Co., awaiting a second trial for the murder of SARAH JANE GOULD, lying dangerously ill. He probably will not recover. (RCDec01/1858)
MATTESON - Died in this village [Rome, NY] Nov. 29, Mrs. SUSAN C. MATTESON, wife of Mr. G. H. Matteson, and daughter of Asabel Carmichael of Western. A good woman in every sense of the word, was she whose departure from this life is thus chronicled. If many prayers and earnest desire for her recovery could have availed, this sad obituary record would not have been written. All that was lovely and excellent combined in her to make her the idol of her friends, and render it hard for them to give her up. Thus have three sisters before her passed away. To her other excellencies she added, in the words of the Sentinel, that of a christian of clear experience and decided character, faithful to her duties while living, and in her dying hours composedly resigning all to the will of her Savior."
Her funeral will be attended to-day (Wednesday,) at 11 A.M., at the Presbyterian Church. (RCDec01/1858)
 
PEEL
RUCKER - Two gamblers, named RUCKER and PEEL, who were camp followers of the army in Utah, recently quarreled over a game of cards, and agreed to fight it. They went to the ground, and, taking their places about ten years apart, drew their revolvers and fired. Both fell at the same shot; Rucker shot in the breast and Peel in the shoulder. One of Peel's fingers were taken off by the shot. The second shot took effect in both. Rucker then rose upon his knees and fired twice, both balls hitting Peel. The latter bleeding from the six wounds, struggled up from the ground, and resting his revolver on his arm, and taking deliberate aim, shot Rucker in the heart. (RCDec01/1858)
ROONEY - Bryan Rooney, under conviction for arson and sentence of death, will escape the gallows through the interposition of the Governor. He will go to prison for life. (RCDec01/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 8, 1858
BACHELOR - In Fulton, Oswego Co., on Friday evening Dec. 3d, FANNY, wife of Daniel Bachelor, Jr., and youngest daughter of Benjamin Arnott, Esq., of Utica. [NY] (RCDec08/1858)
JACKSON - WILLIAM H. JACKSON was for a time student, and afterwards teacher in Rome Academy. He graduated with honor at Hamilton College, and afterward devoted himself successfully to teaching and the study of law. He was soon to have entered upon his profession in New York city, but disease had marked him for its own, and he drooped under its power. He died at his father's in Westmoreland on the 1st instant, aged 27 years. (RCDec08/1858) [another notice gives his age as 29 --transcriber]
WRIGHT - MATHEW BROWN WRIGHT, was a schoolmate of Jackson, [above obit --transcriber] a native of this town [Rome, NY] being the eldest son of William B. Wright, Esq., of Wright's Settlement. Seven years ago he went to the West and became Engineer during the construction of several Rail Roads, among which were the Wisconsin Central, and the Chicago and Iowa. He was highly respected for his business capabilities, general intelligence, and high moral character. He returned home in September on a visit, but as the event proved, to lay his body already wasting under a fatal disease, in the dust among his kindred. No young man of our acquaintance in Rome has borne himself more creditably or been more truly worthy the place he held in the esteem of all who knew him. The large attendance at his funeral on Monday was a sincere tribute to his memory by his fellow townsmen, and the intelligence of his decease, will be as deeply mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances in his new home in Iowa. His age wa28. (RCDec08/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 15, 1858
BRONSON - At North Western [NY] Dec. 9th, at the residence of her son, N. Bronson, Mrs. ELIZABETH BRONSON, aged ? years and 6 months. (RCDec15/1858)
TOMPKINS - In Utica [NY] Dec. 7th, Miss MARIETTE TOMPKINS, of Herkimer Co., aged 26 years. (RCDec15/1858)
WILLIAMS - In Holland Patent, [NY] Nov. 22d HENRY WILLIAMS, Esq., in seventy-eighth year of his age. (RCDec15/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 22, 1858
BEEBE - LEWIS BEEBE of Salsbury, Conn., hung himself one day last week. His father, some time ago went into the woods and starved himself to death. His mother was killed; and a brother of Beebe cut his own throat not long since. Strange fatality, indeed, connected with a family. (RCDec22/1858)
CAMERON - WILLIAM CAMERON, who resides near Oquawka, Illinois, recently purchased a shot gun that had a load in it, and a few days after, shot it off, when it kicked with such force as to rupture the abdomen, and cause a wound that produced his death in a few hours. (RCDec22/1858)
MORPHY - An instance of death from tight boots, is cited by a Madrid paper. Mr. MORPHY, a Spanish lawyer of celebrity, a few weeks ago went to dine with the English minister. He had put on a pair of boots tight beyond the usual powers of endurance, and sat chatting with his host, who little dreamt of the voluntary martyrdom to which his guest had subjected himself. Violent inflammation supervened, followed by gangrene, which, only a few days after the dinner, carried the unfortunate gentleman to his grave. (RCDec22/1858)
NELSON - In Rome, [NY] on Sunday, the 19th inst., of congestion of the brain, MARY H., daughter of Elisha and Harriet Nelson, aged 14 years and 4 days. (RCDec22/1858)
REDFIELD - In Persia, Cattaraugua County, on the 5th inst., of dropsy, SALLY GOULD REDFIELD, wife of Samuel R. Redfield, in the 77th year of her age. (RCDec22/1858)
ROBINSON - A young man named ALEXANDER ROBINSON, has been sentenced to be hung at New Castle, Del., for perpetrating an outrage upon a young Irish girl, last summer, near that place. (RCDec22/1858)
 
From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Wednesday, December 29, 1858
WIGGINS - In this town, [Rome, NY] on Christmas Day, Mr. BENJAMIN WIGGINS, an old and respected citizen, in the 71st year of his age. (RCDec29/1858) [see also (RCAug07/1850)-WIGGINS]
 

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