Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1865

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 5, 1865

GEORGE - HENRY GEORGE, an Onondaga Indian killed on the Central R.R. tracks, at 9 P.M. Friday evening, April 28, 1865, in Rome, New York.  Inquest held, ruled accidental death.  (RCMay05/1865)

CHURTON - At Coultersville, California, February 1, 1865, of Chronic Diarrhea, RICHARD CHURTON, aged 42 years, formerly of Rome, New York.  (RCMay05/1865)

WOOD - At Westmoreland, New York, on the 24th of April 1865, Mr. GERSHOM WOOD, aged 72 years and 1 month.  His disease was most sudden.  He went to the field where his son and hired man were at work, sat down a few yards from them, was soon seen to fall from his seat; they ran to him, raised him up, he was a corpse.  His disease was ossification of the heart.  (RCMay05/1865)

WILLIAMS - At the Forest Hotel, Deerfield, New York, on Sunday, April 30, 1865, CHARLIE E., son of Edward R. and Caroline E. Williams, aged 9 years, 2 months and 23 days.  (RCMay05/1865)

BARTON - At Waterville, New York, on Saturday morning, April 29, 1865,  LAVID L. BARTON, Esq., aged 67 years.  (RCMay05/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 12, 1865

PRATT - In Deerfield, New York.  A man named MILTON PRATT, of the firm Pratt & Owens, committed suicide at 9:30 P.M. of Tuesday last, (May 9, 1865) by cutting his throat with a razor.  For some time before committing the fatal act Pratt, with others, had been setting round the stove in the store engaged in pleasant conversation, when he went into the rear office for a moment, and his partner hearing some unusual sound, followed him just in time to catch the deceased as he was falling.  The wound was a horrible one, and the unfortunate man died almost instantly.  No reason is known for the act.  (RCMay12/1865)

THORNE - On Wednesday of last week, (May 3, 1865) two sons of J. C. Thorne, Esq., of Annsville, New York, were drowned in Fish Creek, in the rear of the Public School House in Taberg.  The lads were aged five and ten years respectively.  The younger lad fell in accidentally, and the other jumped in to rescue his brother, and both were drowned.  Mr. Thorne will have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know him in his deep affliction.  (RCMay12/1865)

SEDGWICK -  In Hospital, at Braser City, near New Orleans, on the first day of April, 1865, of congestive fever, WILLIAM W. SEDGWICK, member of the 25th N.Y. Artillery, and son of Theron Sedgwick of Verona, Oneida County, NY, aged 27 years.  (RCMay12/1865)

PLANTZ - At City Point, Virginia, May 5, 1865, ALEXANDER  K. PLANTZ, youngest son of Merritt A. and Mary A. Plantz, aged 2 months and three days.  (RCMay12/1865)

COBB - In Camden, New York, May 5, 1865, FREDERICK COBB, member of Co. B, 117th Regiment, N.Y.V., aged  2? years and 5 months.  (RCMay12/1865)

WILLIAMS - In Utica, New York, May 9, 1865, WILLIAM M. WILLIAMS, of Co. F, 117th N.Y.S.V., aged 19 years and 2 months.  (RCMay12/1865)

CUSHMAN - In Vernon, New York, April 29, 1865, of paralysis, Mrs. NANCY CUSHMAN, aged 75.  Mother of J.B. Cushman, of Utica, New York.  (RCMay12/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 26, 1865

UFFORD - DANIEL UFFORD, resident of Belcher in town of Lee, New York, instantly killed by lightening, Wednesday of last week. (May 17, 1865)    (RCMay26/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 2, 1865

SIMMONS - ALBERT B. SIMMONS.  Mr. William R. Simmons, of this village, (Rome, New York) has recently heard of the death of his son Albert B. Simmons, who was shot by the Indians in Nevada about the 1st of April 1865.  Young Simmons was located upon the Honey Lake road leading to the Hombolt silver mines, and which is of course a great thoroughfare, Granite Station, his place of residence, being some five hundred miles from San Francisco.  The business of the station is the supply of forage to the travel passing over the road.  The Indians, it is well known, have been very troublesome on this as well as the overland route, and the general belief is that they have been furnished with arms by rebel emissaries, who have left no opportunity unimproved to do the work of murder against our loyal population, from the President down to the humblest citizen.
     Simmons was making a brief business tour in company with his partner and several other gentlemen, when they were fired upon, as is supposed, from an ambush, and every person instantly shot down.  The particulars are promised the family by the gentleman who communicated the afflicting intelligence.  The unexpected tidings brings sharp sorrow into a respected family, in whose distress our citizens will deeply sympathize.
     Young Simmons was brave and adventurous in spirit, and though surrounded by dangers lived apparently without apprehension, and was laying his plans to make a visit home next Fall.  (RCJun02/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 9, 1865

SKINNER - THEODORE SKINNER about 20 years old, of Vernon Centre, New York, was drowned at Vernon Village on Saturday last. (June 3, 1865)     (RCJun09/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 16, 1865

KIMBALL - SEYMOUR KIMBALL died in a house fire on Sunday morning last (June 11, 1865) at Whitestown, New York.  (RCJun16/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 23, 1865

SWEATMAN - At Camden GEORGE SWEATMAN, about 14 years old whose father was killed in the army and mother recently died was drowned in Mad River near Conanys Chair factory on Saturday last. (June 17, 1865)  (RCJun23/1865)

NEGO - A man named CHARLES NEGO, a brakeman on the Rome & Ogdensburgh Railroad, was killed on Friday last (June 16, 1865).  He was standing on the top of a car in motion, and his head was crushed by coming in contact with a bridge.  (RCJun23/1865)

MARTIN - On Tuesday last, (June 20, 1865) Mrs. POLLY MARTIN, a resident of the town of Floyd, New York, was probably brutally murdered by some person or persons unknown, and the house then set fire, with the intention to destroy the body, and thus convey the impression that the deceased came to her death by accident.  Mrs. Martin lived alone, and was supposed to have in her possession a considerable sum of money.  Suspicion rests upon a man who called at the house a day or two previous to the murder, who inquired if the premises were for sale, and acted in such a singular manner as to alarm the deceased so much that for two nights she remained away from home.  No trace of the supposed assassin has yet been discovered.
     Coroner Cobb held an inquest, and the Jury rendered a verdict that the deceased came to her death from some cause to them unknown.  (RCJun23/1865)

CROWELL - In Rome, New York, on Wednesday, June 21, 1865, at the residence of her father-in-law D. M. Crowell, Esq., SARAH M. CROWELL, aged 40 years.  (RCJun23/1865)

HAINES - In Rome, New York, Tuesday, June 20, 1865, EDWARD SELDEN HAINES, only son of the Rev. Selden and Catharine Haines, in his 22d year.
     Bright hopes were blighted and fond affections crushed in the untimely and unlooked for decease of this amiable and exemplary young man.  Returning home after some months absence in the oil regions, to recruit from a severe indisposition, his illness speedily assumed a more alarming form, and in a week's time numbered him with the dead.  (RCJun23/1865)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 30, 1865

CHASE - GEORGE W. CHASE formerly of Utica, New York, was drowned in the Klamoth River, California, on May 6, 1865.  He was crossing the river in a boat which was swamped and being unable to reach shore he was drowned.  (RCJun30/1865)

JOHNSON - At her residence on Liberty street, Rome, New York, June 18, 1865, ELIZA L. K. JOHNSON, widow of the late David B. Johnson, of Cazenovia, NY, and mother of D. M. K. Johnson, of Rome, NY, in the 73d year of her age.  Mrs. Johnson has long been a resident of Rome, and was a member of the First M.E. Church.  (RCJun30/1865)

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