Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1865

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March 3, 1865

ROBERTS - In New Hartford, New York, February 22, 1865, at the residence of her son-in-law, John G. Jones,
Mrs. ANN ROBERTS, aged 85, wife of the late David Roberts.  (RCMar03/1865)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March 24, 1865

NINDE - The many friends of this young man will learn with profound sorrow that he died in Michigan of typhoid fever on Monday last (March 20, 1865), aged 23 years.  Mr. EDWARD P. NINDE,  was a brother of Rev. W. X. Ninde, of Cincinnati, and H. S. Ninde, of Rome, New York.  He was a young man of much promise of a genial desposition, of sterling integreity and unblemished character.   Those who took him by the hand when on his last visit to this village (Rome, NY) some five weeks since, little thought he was so soon to be called away.
     The body was brought to Rome, New York, and the funeral services attended a the M.E. Church, on Thursday (March 23, 1865) afternoon, after which the remains were deposited in the Rome Cemetery, by the side of a sainted Father, there quietly to rest until time shall be no longer.  (RCMar24/1865)

STARR - Rev. Mr. STARR, of Lee Center, New York
HIGGINS - CHRISTOPHER HIGGINS, of Higginsville, New York
     Just as we go to press, we learn that the 5:15 A.M. express train east, ran off the track about five miles east of this village, (Rome, New York) killing several of the passengers, and wounding many others.  The particulars we have not learned at this writing. -- Thursday P.M. (March 23, 1865)
     P.S. -- We learn that the accident was caused by the breaking of a rail.  There were three killed and twenty-one wounded, twelve of whom it is said cannot recover.
     Rev. Mr. STARR, of Lee Centre, CHRISTOPHER HIGGINS, of Higginsville, and a child about ten years of age, whose name we did not learn, were killed.
     Among the wounded are Mrs. Henry Moulton, of Rome, NY, and Miss McCarthy, daughter of Judge McCarthy of Lewis county.  (RCMar24/1865)

COMSTOCK - ELON COMSTOCK, a brother of Calvert Comstock, of this village, (Rome, NY) died at Albany, New York on Thursday of last week, the 16th inst, (March 16, 1865) of dropsy.  This intelligence will sadden the hearts of many  hereabouts, who knew the deceased intimately, and who by long years of friendly intercourse had learned to appreciate the rare merits of his character.  Mr. Comstock had been in failing health for some time, but suffered only two or three weeks with the disease of which he died.
     Mr. Comstock was born in Western, Oneida County, New York.  In 1842 he moved from Lee, NY to this village (Rome, NY) and established the Central New York Farmer, which was printed in this office, and continued for some years. -- He afterwards opened in Rome a Seed Store and Agricultural Warehouse, and at a later period removed the establishment to Albany.  After a while he relinquished trade, and in company with his brother Calvert, conducted the Daily and Weekly Sentinel in this village.  Some years later he established a Democratic daily paper at Springfield, Mass., and at a still later period he removed to New York, and officated as editor of the New York Weekly Argus.  He was also for some time the principal political editor of the Journal of Commerce, a position which he relinquished to take a place on the editorial staff of the New York World, which he occupied at the time of his death.
     He was a man of enlarged and liberal views, and an accomplished and laborious journalist.  To superior natural gifts he added social qualities that made him universally beloved and esteemed.  His integrity was unimpeachable, and although he had been all his life connected with politics, he had none of the more ignoble traits of the politician.
     Some two years ago he lost his only daughter -- a lovely girl, whom he idolized -- from the shock of whose death he never fully recovered.
     The funeral of Mr. C. took place from the residence of his brother, C. Comstock, in Rome, New York, on Tuesday last (March 21, 1865), Rev. W. E. King officiating.  The body was interred in Rome Cemetery.  (RCMar24/1865)

TRACY - On Sunday, March 19, 1865, at the residence of his son-in-law, E. Brewster, Rome, New York, FREDERICK TRACY, Esq., of Delta, New York, in the 73d year of his age.  (RCMar24/1865)

SHERMAN - On Thursday, March 23, 1865, in Rome, New York,  at the residence of D. L. Boardman, Esq., Mrs SOPHIA D. SHERMAN, relict of the late James Sherman, Esq., in the 85th year of her age.  (RCMar24/1865)

ALEXANDER - In Rome, New York, on Monday morning (March 20, 1865), of Congestion of the Lungs and Pleurisy, Mrs. LAURA ALEXANDER, wife of Capt. George Alexander, aged 54 years.  (RCMar24/1865)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, April 7, 1865

CRAIN - SIMON E. CRAIN, died last Monday afternoon, April 3, 1865, sledgehammer burst.  (RCApr07/1865)

GROESBECK - In Floyd, New York, on Wednesday, April 5, 1865, ELIZABETH, wife of the late Jacob W. Groesbeck, aged 68 years.  (RCApr07/1865)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, April 14, 1865

BAKER - JOSIAH BAKER, son of Stephen Baker of Stanwick was with the 110th regiment, died at hospital in Baltimore.  (RCApr14/1865)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, April 21, 1865

METTGE - AUGUST METTGE committed suicide at the Staton House in Utica, New York, on Monday afternoon.  (RCApr21/1865)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, April 28, 1865

CANTWELL - Lieut. CANTWELL of Utica, New York, of the Engineering Corps recently graduated from West Point killed at Fort Richmond, Staten Island when gun accidently discharged on Tuesday, April 18, 1865.  (RCApr28/1865)


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