Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1864

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, September 2, 1864

GIRD - In Utica, New York, August 27, 1864, at the residence of Commodore Mervine, U.S.N., Mrs. MARY GIRD, in the 92d year of her age.  (RCSep02/1864)

BUCK - In Vernon, New York, on August 26, 1864, of typhoid fever, ALFRED BUCK, son of Jonathan Buck of Boonville, NY, aged 37 years.  (RCSep02/1864)

BRIGGS - A boy named FREDERICK BRIGGS drowned in Erie Canal last Sunday morning. (August 28, 1864)  (RCSep02/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday September 9, 1864

STILLMAN - BENJAMIN F. STILLMAN, brother of H. L. Stillman of Rome, New York, deceased at Memphis, Tenn., August 24, 1864.   Kind and beloved by his friends, the methodical business man and gentleman, his loss is deeply mourned.  (RCSep09/1864)

JOHNSON - Mr. PALEY E. JOHNSON, Jr., formerly of Rome, New York, was killed near the Weldon Road by a bullet passing through his head, causing instantaneous death.  His father, Dr. P. E. Johnson, and family, have the sympathy of the community in the sad event.  War is indeed a reality, and when as in the present case our dearest friends are thus removed from us, we can only honor the sacrifice which they made.  (RCSep09/1864)

FARQUHARSON - JAMES FARQUHARSON.  He died at Albany, New York, September 5, 1864, from a disease contracted, we believe, while at the South.  (RCSep09/1864)

BROOKS - Died in Rome, New York, of Typhoid Pneumonia, on the morning of September 8, 1864, aged  60 years, Mrs. MARY BROOKS, wife of the late Hon. Merrit Brooks.  Mrs. Brooks was known to a large portion of the inhabitants of this county, being one of its early settlers.  As a wife, a mother, and a friend, she was affectionate, amiable and highly esteemed.
     The funeral will be attended at the 1st M.E. Church, Saturday the 10th inst. at 2 o'clock P.M.  (RCSep09/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 16, 1864

TRACY - On September 6, 1864, at Madison, of apoplexy, Mrs. LYDIA A. TRACY, of Rome, New York, aged 49 years.  (RCSep16/1864)

MATTESON - In Lee, New York, August 18, 1864, of diptheria, JESSE, son of Benjamin C. and Emily R. Matteson, aged 10 years and 9 months.  (RCSep16/1864)

BARKER - In Madison, New York, September 6, 1864, Capt. JAMES BARKER, formerly of Rome, New York, aged 65 years.  (RCSep16/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 23, 1864

PORTER - In Steuben, New York, August 17, 1864, of typhoid fever GEORGE PORTER, aged 23 years.  (RCSep23/1864)

BUELL - On September 19, 1864, at the residence of her father, Dr. Alfred Gillette, in Steuben, Oneida County, N.Y., Mrs. LYDIA A. BUELL, aged thirty-two years.  (RCSep23/1864)

BAYNE - Another one of those accidents resulting from machinery has resulted fatally.  Mr. JNO. BAYEN, while engaged in his work in the basement of the New York Upper Mill, caught his clothing in a revolving shaft, and his body being drawn in the machinery was bruised and crushed by contact with the solid earth and stone wall to such an extent that death ensued.  He leaves a family.  (RCSep23/1864)

COOK - JAMES B. COOK, son of Mr. Cook, merchant of Clinton, New York, deceased at his home on Tuesday last.  (September 20, 1864)   If we are correctly informed, his death was a sudden one.  The deceased was a member of the present Junior Class of Hamilton College, and held in high estimation as a young gentleman of culture and kind-heartedness not only by his classmates, but many friends both in and out of College.  The blow is a crushing one to his parents.  His age was 19 years and 10 months.  (RCSep23/1864)

JONES - C. W. JONES, of Rome, New York, mentioned in our last as having been accidentally shot by Charley West, in a saloon at Utica, died from the effect of his wound on Saturday morning last. (September 17, 1864)
A post mortem examination revealed the fact that the ball had badly ruptured the bowels, and death was of course inevitable.  Mr. Jones will be much missed in this community.  He leaves a wife and family, to whom his loss will be irreparable.  (RCSep23/1864)

BROOKS - Another citizen of Rome, New York is dead.  Truly our list of mortality is sadly large for the last few weeks.  Mr. STEPHEN BROOKS, for many years has been an energetic business man, and not only in this circle, but among a large number of friends and acquaintances his death will be mourned.  The last surving parent of this family has but just been laid in the grave, and the affliction, coming as it does so soon after this late grief, awakens in the community a deep sympathy for the family, so greatly bereaved.  (RCSep23/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 30, 1864

 HEALEY - In Utica, New York, on Saturday, September 24, 1864, JAMES HEALEY, Sr.., aged 72 years.  (RCSep30/1864)

DOWD - In Utica, New York, Saturday, September 24, 1864, CECILIA H. DOWD, wife of John L. Dowd, aged 24 years, 2 months and 28 days.  (RCSep30/1864)

ELDRED - At Cape Vincent, September 23, 1864, RUTH A., wife of Cacy Eldred, aged 23 years and 8 months.  Leaves a bereaved husband and children.  (RCSep30/1864)

PEGGS - In Rome, New York, Thursday morning, September 28, 1864,  Mrs. SUSAN PEGGS, aged 87 years and 9 months.  She was mother of the late Deacon Peggs, and Mrs. W. G. Brainard, with whom she resided.  The funeral services will take place at the American Hotel at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.  The friends of the family are invited to attend.  (RCSep30/1864)

CONLON - Mr. ANDREW CONLON, an old and respected resident of Rome, New York died at his residence on Monday morning last, (September 26, 1864) at the age of sixty-one years.  Mr. Conlon, has been engaged in business in this village for many years, and has made a hoste of friends who will mourn his death.  We tender to the family of the deceased our  heartfelt sympany in this their hour of affliction.  His funeral was attended from his late residence on Whitesboro street, Wednesday morning last.  (RCSep30/1864)

GRAVES - Dr. Charles Graves, of Rome, New York, has received the intelligence that his son POMEROY was killed by the accidental discharge of a musket in the hand of a comrade at Bermuda Hundred, a few days since.  Young Graves is spoken of by his commanding officer as a kind-hearted, brave soldier, and as much beloved by all his comrades.  (RCSep30/1864)

CARSON - A brakeman, named CARSON, was killed on the Rome and Watertown railroad near Sanford's corners on Saturday last, (September 24, 1864) by bing struck by a bridge.  (RCSep30/1864)

     In West Rome, New York, September 20, 1864, Mrs. SARAH ANN YOUNG, aged 48 years.
     In West Rome, New York, September 21, 1864, Mrs. ELIZABETH PERRY, aged 72 years.
     The mother and daughter deceased within a day's inteval of each other, and their funeral was attended at the same place and hour on Friday.
     Mrs. Perry had walked to Mrs. Young's and had returned as far as her son-in-law's (Mr. Sar?well,) where she was sitting, conversing with reference to the heavy affliction that had just befallen them, and at the same time knitting a stocking for one of the motherless grandchildren which she hoped to finish in time for the funeral, when her head was observed to droop towards her bosom, and before her daughter could reach her, life was extinct.
     Mrs. Perry reckoned as her descendants, twelve children, fifty grandchildren, sixty-seven great grandchildren -- one hundred and thirty-eight in all.  (RCSep30/1864)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday,  October 7, 1864

HALL - In the U.S. Hospital at Hampton, VA of chronic diarrhea on September 21, 1864, JOHN HALL, private in Co. H, 117th NYV aged 39 years.  Funeral sermon will preached at the Methodist Church in Lowell, New York on Sunday morning next. (October 9, 1864)   (RCOct07/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, October 14, 1864

BURGETT - Of congestion of the lungs, at his father's residence on the evening of October 5, 1864, JOHN PIXLEY BURGETT, aged 51 years.  (RCOct14/1864)

STEWART - At Vernon, New York, October 7, 1864, SAMUEL F. STEWART, son of the late Dr. Samuel Steward, of Utica, and teller in the Vernon Bank, aged 22 years.  (RCOct14/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, October 21, 1864

LAWTON - At Atchison, Kansas, September 29, 1864, of diptheria, JAMES PARKER LAWTON, son of Henry and Adelia P. Lawton, aged 11 years 7 months plus days.
     The early death of little "Jimmie" will cause sorrow in many hearts in this community, (Rome, NY) where, until last spring, he had spent all his days.  He was a good boy, and much beloved by all who knew him.  The afflicted parents have the sympathy of their friends in this vicinity.  (RCOct21/1864)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, October 28, 1864

CULLINGS - SAMUEL CULLINGS of Annsville, New York committed suicide on Friday last (October 21, 1864), by shooting himself through the head with a rifle.  The act was committed while deceased was in the woods hunting.  Insanity is supposed to be the cause of this terrible act.  The deceased lost three children some time since of diptheria, and has been in a very melancholy state of mind ever since.  His condition may be judged by the following note which was found upon his person.
     "I die through grief.  Please bury me by the side of my little children.  Friends, good bye.  I hope to meet you in another world.  I love my wife and my little ones, but I am tired of life.
                                 Signed,       Samuel Cullings"
     Dr. J.V. Cobb held an inquest October 23, 1864, and the jury rendered a verdict of suicide from insanity.  (RCOct28/1864)

PRICE - TIMOTHY PRICE, Jr. the man who was shot by Robert Officer, as mentioned in last weeks paper, died of his wound on Friday last, (October 21, 1864).  Dr. Cobb, held an inquest.  The bullet passed through the bowels and loged in the  back, rupturing a blood vessel in its course.  The wound was of course, fatal.  Mr. Officer has been arrested and given bail to appear at Court.
     The following is the verdict of the Jury.
      That the said Timothy Price, Jr., made a violent assault on Robert Officer with force, with intent to maim, kill or dangerously wound the said Robert Officer, and imminent danger and bodily fear of his life; and the said Robert Officer, then and there in self defense seized a loaded pistol and shot the said Timothy Price, Jr., in the abdomen a little below the navel, of which wound the said Price afterwards, the 21st of Oct., 1864, died.  And the jurors upon their oaths aforesaid, say that the said shooting was not done feloniously, or with malice afore-thought, against the peace of the people of the State, and their dignity, but was so done by the said Robert Officer in self defense.  (RCOct28/1864)

FITZSIMONS - On Tuesday last (October 25, 1864), a woman in Utica, New York, named Bridget Fitzsimons while milking a cow was kicked in the temple and instantly killed.  Mrs. Fitzsimons was 85 years old.  (RCOct28/1864)

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