Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1864

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From ROMAN CITIZAN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 6, 1864

MYERS - In Steuben, New York, April 29, 1864, of heart disease, Mrs. LUCY MYERS, aged 74 years, 14 days.  (RCMay06/1864)

TRACY - At Delta, New York, April 27, 1864, Mrs. AMIA S. TRACY, wife of Frederick Tracy, Esq., in the 79th year of her age.  (RCMay06/1864)

COLBY, At Trenton Falls, New York, April 21, 1864, Mrs. SARAH ROGERS, wife of W. A. Colby, of Granby, Mass., aged 34 years.  (RCMay06/1864)

MOTT - In Utica, New York, May 3, 1864, Mrs. OLIVE MOTT, widow of the late Parmenas Mott.  (RCMay06/1864)

JONES - In Floyd, New York, May 1, 1864, of consumption, JANE, wife of H. C. Jones, and sister of D. E. Richards, of Utica, NY, aged 39 years.  (RCMay06/1864)

WALKER - In Utica, New York, Saturday morning, April 30, 1864, ARAH, wife of Mr. Alfred Walker, aged 27 years.  (RCMay06/1864)

ANGELL - In Rome, New York, Saturday morning, April 30, 1864, run over by rail raod car a little child named ANGELL.  Coroner Cobb held an inquest.   (RCMay06/1864)

WARD - Fourteen year old daughter of Peter Ward of Hillside in the town of Western, New York, came to her death a few days since by taking arsenic.  (RCMay06/1864)



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 13, 1864

BARTHOLOMEW - In Augusta, New York, May 7, 1864, Rev. ORLO  BARTHOLOMEW.  (obit follows)

Death of a Pastor.
     The Rev. Orlo Bartholomew, Pastor of the Congregational Church in Augusta, NY, who had been for several months on a decline, deceased at his residence on Saturday morning (May 7, 1864) at the age of 62.  He was buried on Tuesday P.M. of this week, the very day on which twenty-eight years ago he entered the town to commence his ministerial labors.  He was a native of West Goshen, Conn., and a graduate of Union College and Auburn Theological Seminary.
     So long a pastorate of itself evinces the supremacy he had acquired over the hearts of his people.  Indeed he was equally beloved by all classes and communions, a man of upright, pure, blameless life, actuated apparently only by one aim, the service of his Master, and the good of his fellow men.  He was an earnest preacher, but excelled most as a pastor.  He was in fact the Bishop of the town and of a considerable territory adjoining.  He had officiated at 440 burials and 200 marriages, a large number for a rural though flourishing parish.
     The funeral on Tuesday was attended by a vast concourse of people, drawn from every part of the town, and from towns surrounding.  From fifteen to twenty clergymen were present, of the Congragational, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. -- Rev. Drs. Fisher and Goertner of Hamilton College; Rev. Pindar Field of Marshall; Rev. M.S. Platt of Hamilton; Rev. E.H. Bonney of Vernon Centre, conducted the devotional services at the Parsonage and Church.  The discourse, by request of the deceased, was preached by Rev. W.E. Knox, of this village.  The clergymen present offered their services to the church for some time to come on behalf of the bereaved family, to whom the salary is to be continued to be paid.  Prof. McHarg is to preach next Sabbath.  (RCMay13/1864)

WALKER - By report which we print in another column, it will be seen that Lieut. WILLIAM A. WALKER, son of Robert Walker, Esq., of Rome, New York, was killed in the late battles in the Wilderness, and his body it appears by a letter from Dr. Flandrau, was left upon the battle field.  The deceased was a brave and efficient officer, and at the time of his death was about 21 years of age.  His name will add another to the long list of heroes who have offered their lives upon the altar of their country, in the second baptism of blood for the nation's independence and liberty.  The aged parents will have the deepest sympathy of all our citizens.  (RCMay13/1864)

WILLIAMS - In Floyd, Oneida County, New York, after a severe illness of about four weeks, on Monday, May 9, 1864, OWEN WILLIAMS, aged 58 years and 11 months.  (RCMay13/1864)

COOPER - In Utica, New York, Saturday, May 7, 1864, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COOPER, aged 63 years.  (RCMay13/1864)

READ - At New Hartford, New York, Sunday, May 8, 1864, at the residence of Mr. J.A. Sherrill, CONTENT, widow of the late John A. Read, inthe 70th year of her age.  (RCMay13/1864)

WING - In Marshall, New York, May 1, 1864 of paralysis, HANNAH, wife of Mr. Buffum Wing, aged 73 years, 11 months and 23 days.  (RCMay13/1864)



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 20, 1864

KITTRICK - In Rome, New York, April 21, of Diphtheria, HENRY C., son of George and Charity Kittrick, aged 3 years, 6 months and 4 days.  (RCMay20/1864)

STODDARD - In Rome, New York, May 18, 1864, of heart  disease, MARTHA R. STODDARD, aged 12 years and 9 months.  Funeral services will be at the Court Street M.E. Church.  (RCMay20/1864)


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

JUDD - In Munson, Geauga Co., Ohio, May 13, 1864, Mrs. DESIRE, wife of W.H. Judd, and daughter of Ira Gates, of Rome, New York, aged 42 years.  (RCMay29/1864)

STOKES - In Rome, New York, Saturday, May 21, 1864, of Heart disease, CHARLES STOKES, Jr., in the 30th year of his age.  (RCMay29/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 3, 1864

BENEDICT - At the Dudley House, Utica, New York, Monday, May 30, 1864, J. SPENCER BENEDICT, son of  John Benedict, Esq., of Lowville, Lewis County, in the 20th year of his age.  (RCJun03/1864)

BUSHNELL - At Lisbon, Illinois,  May 16, 1864, Rev. CALVIN BUSHNELL, former pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Vernon Village, NY, aged 83 years.  (RCJun03/1864)

PERRY - Mr. SETH PERRY, a cattle dealer from Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY, while walking near the track of the Central RR was struck by the 10:40 P.M. express train west and died next norning at 7 A.M. (May 30, 1864).  Deceased  leaves wife and one child.  (RCJun03/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 10, 1864

HUNT - Lieut. JOHN S. HUNT, oldest son of Hon. Ward Hunt, of Utica, New York, was drowned in the James River, while he was with his battery on board a transport bound from Bermuda Hundred to White House on May 31, 1864.  The deceased was a brave and efficient officer and his death will cause sorrow in many hearts.  (RCJun10/1864)
      [additonal notice in the June 17, 1864 paper]
   The Late Lieut. John S. Hunt.
      The body of this gallant officer who was drowned in the James River, some weeks since has been recovered, and returned to his father's home at Utica.  The funeral services were held on Sunday last, (June 12, 1864) and the remains were accompanied to their last resting place by an immense throng of people.  The body had been discovered and taken from the river by some negroes and buried.  These negroes directed Ward Hunt, Jr., a brother of the deceased, who was in search for them, to the place of burial, and also delivered up to him all the property taken from the body, including some $600 in money.
     The body had been carefully and tenderly buried by these despised blacks, and their promptness in delivering up the remains with all the effects, when concealment would have been so easy indicates a noblement of character.  (RCJun17/1864)

BALLARD - Capt. B. W. Richardson has written his wife in this village (Rome, NY) a letter, which states the losses in the 81st Regiment to have been terrible in the battles of Friday last (June 3, 1864) before Richmond.  Capt. Richardson is wounded in three places -- shoulder, thigh and hand -- and will come home soon.  He also states that the brave and patriotic Capt. W.W. Ballard was killed instantly in the action of Friday.
     Capt. BALLARD was from Lee, Oneida Co., NY, where his wife now resides.  He was a thorough and most capable officer, one who had loved his country, and one who has finally given his heart's blood in its defence.  The very interesting letters from his pen, which have appeared from time to time in the CITIZEN, are a good index of the man. -- Peace to his ashes.
     It is stated in the newspaper reports of the action, that SEVEN of the nine Captains of the 81st were either killed or wounded.  (RCJun10/1864)
     [additional notice in June 17, 1864 paper, as follows:]
   The remains of Capt. W.W. BALLARD, killed in the late battles before Richmond, arrived in this village (Rome, NY) on Tuesday night and were taken to Lee on Wednesday, attended by a large delegation of the citizens of that town.  The funeral, which was conducted with military honors, took place on Thursday, at 2 P.M.
   Capt. B. leaves a wife and three children, the oldest of which, a son 18 years old, was with him on the field of battle when he fell.  (RCJun17/1864)

MASSEE - The locomotive No. 33, attached to the 11:40 A.M. train west, on Wednesday last (June 8, 1864), exploded when about four miles this side of Syracuse, NY, by which the train was thrown from the track.  The engineer, fireman, and one passenger were  killed, and some forty others wounded.  One piece of the engine was carried a distance of 80 rods.
     The passenger killed was JACOB J. MASSEE, well known to many of our citizens as the capable Canal Agent of the Rome and Ogdensburgh Railroad at this point (Rome, NY).  He was a resident of Westmoreland, and Supervisor thereof for the current year.  He was a genial hearted man, and possessed business qualifications of a high order.  His sudden death will be deeply lamented.
     We are glad to learn from D.L. Boardman, agent of the Company at Rome, that Mr. Massee held a policy on his life in the Mutual Insurance Company of New York for $1,000, on which there will also be paid several hundreds of dollars of dividends.  (RCJun10/1864)

WILLIAMS - In Rome, New York, Friday afternoon, May 27, 1864, of consumption, MARIA WILLIAMS, wife of William O. Williams in the 53rd year of her age.  (RCJun10/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 17, 1864

RAE - Lieut. NOAH WADHAMS RAE, of the 81st Illinois Volunteers, died at Chattanoga on June 2, 1864, from the effects of wounds received in one of the recent battles under Sherman.
     Lieut. Rae was the only son of the late Alexander Rae, of Oneida County, and his mother is now a resident of Utica.  Her widowed heart is thus made to bleed afresh, and her last earthly prop is taken away from her.  The body was taken to Utica for interment.  (RCJun17/1864)

TOWNSEND - At Holland Patent, New York, June 11, 1864, NATHANIEL TOWNSEND, for many years a merchant in Texas, and Consul from the Republic of Texas for New Orleans, aged 60 years.  (RCJun17/1864)

WATERMAN - In Rome, New York, Sunday morning, June 12, 1864, of consumption, HENRY F. WATERMAN, aged 53 years.  (RCJun17/1864)

81st REG. -- KILLED AND WOUNDED.
     A.G.D. Tuttle, of this town, had a few days since, two sons in the Union army, members of the 81st Reg.  One of them Chester B. Tuttle, was killed in the late terrible battle before Richmond.  He was a brave and patriotic young man.  The other son, S.M. Tuttle, has written his father a letter descriptive of the battle, and gives also, the following list of killed and wounded in company I, to which he is attached:
                         KILLED
     Capt. W.W. Ballard, Privates Henry E. Wright, Charles Dunn, Henry R. Hardy, Jas. C. Lewis, Frederick Hyre, Chester B. Tuttle.

                        WOUNDED
     Sergeants Joseph Bartlett, leg and arm; Chas Byam, face severely.  Corporals Roselle Proctor, hand slightly; Geo. Leary, hip, and hurt by a falling tree; Chauncey Town, foot severely; Emory Sexton, both legs, severely;  R.C. Timmerman, arm amputated.  Privates Thos Humersly, arm amputated; Thomas McDonald, foot, slight; P. Graves, face, slight; Wm. Graves, arm, slight; Geo. Fetterley, head, slight; Daniel Fetterley, back, slight; Handsel Kinney, shoulder, severely; Wm. Wood, arm, severely; Allen Storms, hand and ear; C. Halstead, shoulder, severely; Francis Benedict, injured severely by a falling tree; Henry Cornish, shoulder, slightly; Newell Doty; Albert Schneider, hand; Almon Smith, hand; Samuel Willard, face; James Ward, foot; Andrew Whailen, shoulder, severely; Jacob Hyde, leg amputated, Jay Ferguson, shoulder, slightly; John Davis, both legs, severely; James McGrath, slightly.

     Capt. B.W. Richardson, has sent his wife, in Rome, NY, a list of the killed and wounded in company C, which has been kindly furnished us for publication, viz:
                             KILLED
     Corp. John Cleveland, Privates Archibald Hotaling, Jas. N. Wilcox, Albert Potter.
                             WOUNDED
     Capt. B.W. Richardson, shoulder, hand and thigh; 1st Lieut. C.C. Covell, hand; 1st Sergt. David Netheway, arm; Sergt. Chas. H. Hotaling, thigh; corporals James Hane, arm; Oscar B. Holden, temple; Marshall Chrisman, head and thigh; Frank Edie, side.  Privates Wm. F. Jones, ankle; Thos. E. Flynn, foot; John G. Patterson, breast and arm; Stephen Michaels, side; Henry Rich, thigh; Hugh McLaughlin, thigh; Chas. W. Walrath, shoulder blade; Joshua Bennett, knee; Edward Humphrey, shoulder, hand and thigh; Lorenzo VanNattor, neck; Jacob Kilburn, head and arm; John R. Theall, arm; Bartholomew Lewis, leg; John W. Loraway, hand; Thos. J. Jones, side; Jas Fitzgerald, hand; Patrick Mitchell, finger.
 (RCJun17/1864)

BRIGHAM - Funeral sermon of G.W. BRIGHAM, late Captain of Co. A 117th NYV, will be preached by Rev. S.W. Culver at the Presbyterian Church in Vernon Village, NY, on Sunday, June 19, 1864, at 11 A.M.  (RCJun17/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 24, 1864

McCARRICK - In Rome, New York, Thursday morning, June 23, 1864, of consumption, EDWARD PAYSON McCARRICK, aged 22 years and 5 months.  Funeral will be held Saturday, June 25th at 2 P.M., at the Court Street M.E. Church.  (RCJun24/1864)

TRIPP - In Lee, New York, on Saturday, October 10, 1863, of Diphtheria, ALLIE L., youngest son of Seth and Sarah Tripp, aged 8 years, two months and 10 days.  (RCJun24/1864)

TRIPP - In Frederick City Hospital, July 8, 1863, of Fever, CHARLIE A. TRIPP, of Lee, Oneida county, member of Co. F, 146th Regiment, aged 25 years and 6 months.  (RCJun24/1864)



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