Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1864

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 1, 1864

HUMASTON - In Vienna, New York, Thursday, December 17, 1863, ALBERT B., son of Ephraim and Francis Humaston, aged 16 years and 3 months.  (RCJan01/1864)

BROWN - At Brookfield, Madison County, New York, on Thursday, December 24, 1863, Mrs ESTHER BROWN, wife of Williams Brown, in the 73d year of her age.  (RCJan01/1864)

SYKES - In Rome, New York, December 20, 1863, of pneumonia, CHAUNCEY SKYES, aged 75 years.  (RCJan01/1864)

BROWN - In Leroy, New York, Monday, December 7, 1863, of diphtheritic croup, GERTRUDE LOUISE, only daughter of Henry S. and Louise C. Brown, aged one year and five months.  (RCJan01/1864)

BROWN - In Leroy, Sunday, December 13, 1863, of diphtheritic croup, ALFRED GORDEN, youngest son of Henry S. and Louise C. Brown, aged 3 years, 1 month and 9 days.  (RCJan01/1864)

HUMPHREY - At Holland Patent, New York, December 11, 1863, after a brief but most excruciating suffering resulting from her clothing taking fire while temporarily left alone, LETTY JANE, only child of Griffith and Harriet Humphrey, aged 13 years and 12 days.  (RCJan01/1864)

BEE - Maj. A. W. BEE formerly of Clinton, Oneida Co., New York, died in Austin, Texas of pneumonia on November 14, 1863, aged 44 years.  Mr. Bee removed to California in 1849.  (RCJan01/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 8, 1864

SEAVY - In Marcy, New York, January 3, 1864,  WILLIAM SEAVY, youngest son of Henry and Mary Ann Seavy, aged 18 years and 1 month.  (RCJan08/1864)

CURTISS - In Camden, New York, December 16, 1863, POLLY L., wife of Ambrose Curtiss, Esq., aged 60 years and 11 months.  (RCJan08/1864)

WILLIAMS - At Oriskany, New York,  January 3, 1864, Mrs. CHLOE WILLIAMS, in the 81st year of her age, mother of A.J. and B.C. Williams of Utica, NY.  (RCJan08/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 15, 1864

GOODSELL - In Utica, New York, January 12, 1864, THOMAS GOODSELL, aged 88 years.  (RCJan15/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 22, 1864

BUNCHER - At Lowell, Mass., January 11, 1864, MARIA L., wife of Deacon James Buncher, and mother of Mrs. S.H. Fox, Durhamville, NY.  (RCJan22/1864)

COLT - At West Exeter, New York, December 21, 1863, LORENZO COLT, aged 84 years; son-in-law of P.A. Child.  (RCJan22/1864)

JOHNSON - In Boonville, New York, Sunday evening, January 17, 1864, SARAH S., wife of Samuel Johnson, aged  39 years.  (RCJan22/1864)

GROUSE - In Rome, New York, Friday, January 15, 1864, of inflammation of the brain, SAMUEL, youngest son of A.I. Grouse, aged 1 year and 8 months.  (RCJan22/1864)

 O'DONNELL - In Rome, New York, January 14, 1864, of water on the brain, ARTHUR MICHAEL, only son of John and Ann O'Donnell, aged 2 years and 1 month.  (RCJan22/1864)

TALLMAN - At Lee Corners, New York, January 11, 1864, of congestion of the lungs, CAROLINE M. TALLMAN, aged 37 years, 8 months and 11 days.  (RCJan22/1864)

SMITH - In Rome, New York, January 20, 1864, PETER WILTSEE, infant son of M.W. and L.M. Smith, aged 1 year, 8 months and 20 days.  The funeral services will be held at the residence of Mr. Smith, corner of George and Liberty St., Friday, 2 P.M.   (RCJan22/1864)

FOX - In Utica, New York, on the evening of January 15, 1864, CHARLIE WINNE, only child of Dr. C.J. and Kate E. Fox, aged 6 years and 1 day.  (RCJan22/1864)

GROSVENOR - At Buffalo, New York, January 8, 1864, GEORGE GROSVENOR, aged 35 years.  (RCJan22/1864)

BUGENTAL  - A man named ANTONIO BUGENTAL, resident of Utica, New York, fell dead instantly of a stroke of paralysis on Tuesday, January 19, 1864.  He leaves a wife and large family.  (RCJan22/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 29, 1864

JONES - In Lee, New York, January 25, 1864, of Diptheria, MARTHA JONES wife of R. Jones of the Town of Lee, and daughter of John Prosser  late of the City of Utica, aged 36 years.  (RCJan29/1864)

JONES - In Lee, New York, January 9, 1864, ELLEN LOUISA JONES, daughter of Richard and Louisa A. Jones, of Diptheria, aged 9 years and six months.  (RCJan29/1864)

STEVENS - W. J. STEVENS, Esq., the Rome,  Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad agent and telegrapher was killed yesterday (January 28, 1864) by falling from his house at Sandy Creek.  (RCJan29/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 5, 1864

EVANS - In Rome, New York, February 2, 1864, Miss SARAH A. EVANS, aged 28 years.  Her funeral will be from the Presbyterian Church on Friday.  (RCFeb05/1864)

BRACKNEY - At Rome, New York, February 1, 1864, at the residence of William Simmons, her son-in-law, Mrs. MARY BRACKNEY, aged 93 years.  (RCFeb05/1864)  (obit follows)

     The deceased (Mary Brackney) was perhaps the oldest resident of the town at the time of her death, having come into this county about 73 years ago.  She was a native of Vermont, and though but a child, remembered hearing the cannon roar at the battle of Bennington. -- She used to say she had lived through three wars and hoped to see the end of the fourth.  She was a woman of remarkable vigor of constitution, having never known any protracted illness until her last.  She was able a short time previous to her recent attack to do her own shopping, and was accustomed in her advanced years to call upon her neighbors, unmindful any more of the cold of winter than the heat of summer.  She trusted in the Saviour, and committed her spirit to his keeping at the last. (RCFeb05/1864)

LOTT - A little girl who was living in the family of Miles Chapman, West Camden, New York, accidentally fell into a pail of scalding water, and was so severely burnt that she lived but two or three days.  She was about four years old, and was the daughter of Mrs. LOTT, of Camden village.  (RCFeb05/1864)

BUSHNELL - HARRY BUSNELL, well-known citizen of Utica, New York, died suddenly on Wednesday of last week. (January 27, 1864)  He retired to bed somwhat indisposed at about 9 P.M., and was found dead by his wife, who had been out making a call, and who arrived home about 10 o'clock. -- Disease of the heart is said to have been the cause.  (RCFeb05/1864)

HUGHES - A man named MORRIS HUGHES, in the employ of Woodman Kimball, Esq., of Rome, NY, lost his life on Saturday last, (January 30, 1864) by the caving in of a sand pit in which he was at work loading sand.  He was found all covered with the earth, with the exception of his feet, his head being bent down under his body, indicating that he was in a stooping position when the earth fell upon him, which pressed his face into the sand in such a manner as to produce suffocation.
     Mr. Hughes was an honest, industrious man, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely death.  Coroner Cobb held an inquest.  (RCFeb05/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 12, 1864

MANCHESTER - In Beloit, Wisconsin, Friday, January 29, 1864, Mrs. OTIS MANCHESTER, formerly of Utica, New York, aged 64 years and 6 months.  (RCFeb12/1864)

WILLIAMS - In Marcy, New York, February 1, 1864, THEODOTIA, wife of Thomas P. Williams in the 73d year of her age.  (RCFeb12/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 26, 1864

VANDEWACKER - At South Corners, New York, February 24, 1864, by drowning, JOHN L. son of Lewis B. Vandewacker, formerly of Rome, New York, aged six years.  Funeral service at Zion Church in Rome.  (RCFeb26/1864)

SLINGORLAND - In Rome, New York, February 19, 1864, after a brief but painful illness, JACOB SLINGORLAND, aged 71 years.  (RCFeb26/1864)

ROPER - At Delta, Oneida Co., New York, February 1, 1864, SUSAN ROPER, in the 74th year of her age.  (RCFeb26/1864)

CADWELL - At Rome, New York, February 20, 1864, Miss MELINDA M. CADWELL.  (RCFeb26/1864)  (obit follows)

Death of Miss Cadwell.
  The sympathies of this community have been deeply moved the past week by the sudden death of Miss Melinda M. Cadwell, who died at the residence of Jas. Huntington, in Rome, NY, on Saturday last, (February 20, 1864) at the age of 39 years and 8 months.
     Miss Cadwell has been a resident of Rome for nearly twenty-three years, and a large portion of that time she has been engaged as teacher of a private but flourishing school for young boys and girls.  She was a young lady of extraordinary energy of character, deeply devoted christian, conscientious to an extraordinary degree in all her actions, and once decided upon the rightfulness and duty of any given course, she pursued it with all the energy of an enthusiastic nature.  Hundreds of the young people of this village have at one time or another sat under her instructions, scores of whom were present at her funeral, and with tear bedewed eyes and sobbing hearts, testified how deep was their love and regard for their former friend and teacher whose remains were about to be consigned to their last resting place.
     The funeral services were held in the 1st M.E. Church, on Tuesday last.  The spacious edifice was filled to overflowing.  An impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. W. Mason, the Pastor.  Rev. Mr. Knox, of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. M. Bellamy of the Baptist Church assisting in the other excercises.
     Miss C. was the leading member of the choir and a teacher in the Sabbath School.  The scene as the Choir, the Sabbath School and the members of her Day School, passed by her coffin and looked for the last time upon the calm face of the sleeping saint, was most solemn and impressive and will not soon be forgotten by those who witnessed it.
     The body was deposited in Rome Cemetery, where it will await in peace the "resurrection of the just."  (RCFeb26/1864)

DOW - At Rome, New York, February 23, 1864, LORIN DOW.  (RCFeb26/1864)  (obit follows)

     The numerous friends of Mr. Lorin Dow, will learn with deep regret the announcement of his death, which took place on Tuesday, February 22, 1864.
     Impaired health and a constitution well nigh broken down, had for a number of years compelled his withdrawal from business and the active pursuits of life; he came to Rome some three years ago to reside and to pass the remainder of his days.  The state of his health, his comparative short residence here, neccessarily limited the circle of his acquaintance in this vicinity; yet those who knew him best valued and appreciated him most; his keen sense of justice, his high minded, honorable intercourse  with the world, his prompt and upright dealings with mankind, were among the prominent traits of his character, which shone out in maturer years, evincing the trainings and convictions of his earlier life.  His mind naturally strong and active, retained through his long feebleness of health, to a great extent, its former clearness and vigor.
     The life and example of such men ought not to be lost in the community in which they live, but should make an impress on the young of the present day, as the result of the more rigid teachings of a former and purer generation than that in which we now live.  It is to be hoped that the rigid school of discipline in which deceased was trained has not become extinct, but that men of his probity of character yet remain, although they may be scattered like mile posts along the highway of life.
     Mr. Dow was sixty-one years of age at the time of his death; he was born in Richfield, Otsego Co., upon the farm which his father cleared off with his own hands -- and where deceased resided until he came to Rome.
     Funeral exercises will take place at his late residence on George street.  His remains will be taken to Richfield for interment, where a funeral sermon will be preached.   (RCFeb26/1864)

Barbara Andresen