Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1866

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March 2, 1866

BENNETT - Mr. Bennett was formerly a resident of Stanwix, in Rome, New York.  He removed to Des Moines, Iowa about a year ago.   The numerous friends of his family in this section deeply sympathize with him and his in their sad bereavement.  The following is from the Des Moines (Iowa), Register, February 6, 1866.
     A little girl, about three and a half years old, daughter of Mr. Richard Bennett, living on Court Avenue, east side, was fatally injured by scalding last Saturday.  She had gone into a neighbor's house to play, and while there, walking backwards, she fell into a bucket of hot water, which was about being used for scrubbing.  The ordinary remedies were at once applied, and no fears were entertained of any serious result, as the scalding, though severe, were not sufficiently so to cause any apprehensions of fatal results.  Sunday morning the child manifested alarming symptoms, and Dr. Dickinson was sent for, but he was absent from home, attending his patients, and the message did not find him for some hours; and it was after 2 o'clock before he saw the patient, who was then past recovery.  The child died at three o'clock, Sunday, P.M., just twenty-four hours from the time of the accident.  The afflicted parents have our deepest sympathies, and those of the community generally, in this distressing calamity.  (RCMar02/1866)

HENDERSON - LESTER HENDERSON, died at the residence of D. L. Ketchum, Esq., in Rome, New York, on Saturday morning last, (February 24, 1866) of consumption, aged 40 years.  Mr. Henderson was well known to many of our citizens.  He was a printer, and entered the Citizen  office as an apprentice in 1842.  At one time he published a paper at the West, and at the commencement of the war he was the proprietor of the Camden Freeman, in this county.  He entered the army as an artilleryman, and served about one year, when, his health failing, he returned home, and has gradually faded away until death came to his relief, as above stated.  His funeral was attended on Monday last.  (RCMar02/1866)

BAILEY - Mrs. LOIS D. BAILEY, wife of Henry A. Bailey, of Sauquoit, NY, came to her death on Saturday last (February 24, 1866) in consequence of the effects of an attempt to procure an abortion upon her person, committed by one George A. Wheeler, an itinerant vagabond peddler residing in that vicinity.  Mrs. Bailey has heretofore borne a respectable character, and no sufficient cause can be assigned for her consenting to such an atrocious crime.  Coroner Monroe, of Utica, New York, held an inquest, and the jury brought in a verdict against Wheeler, who was thereupon arrested and committed to jail at Utica.  We trust that he may receive the full penalty of the law for his crime.  (RCMar02/1866)

BRYANT - At Maple Hill, Williamstown, Oswego county, New York, Tuesday, February 20, 1866, NELLIE BRYANT, aged 1 year and 5 months, only daughter of Spencer and Julia Bryant.  (RCMar02/1866)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March 9, 1866

FENTON - At Erie, Pennsylvania, of apoplexy, on Saturday, February 24, 1866, AMARIAH FENTON, formerly of Westmoreland, father of Mrs. J.B. Cushman, of Utica, NY, in the 84th year of his age.  (RCMar09/1866)

KENT - At Stittville, New York, Friday evening, March 2, 1866, NETTIE A. KENT, adopted daughter of A.H. and W.A. Raymer, aged 22 years.  (RCMar09/1866)

SHAW - In Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday morning, February 27, 1866, of heart disease, SARAH JANE, wife of Benjamin F. Shaw, of Utica, New York.  (RCMar09/1866)

GARRET - At South Trenton, New York, March 3, 1866, of diptheria, ELLA E., daughter of John and Elizabeth Garret, aged 16 years and 2 months.  (RCMar09/1866)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March 23, 1866

OHLE - WILLIAM OHLE, a former resident of Utica, New York, died in Syracuse on March 11, 1866, aged 106 years and 8 days.  (RCMar23/1866)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March  30, 1866

CHAMPLIN - WILLIAM C. CHAMPLIN, of Whitestown, New York, hanged himself in the barn on Wednesday, (March 28, 1866) at about 6 o'clock.  Leaves a wife and several children.  (RCMar30/1866)

DOUBLEDAY - ULYSSES F. DOUBLEDAY, who recently died in the west, was in 1813, a journeyman printer in Utica, New York, in the office of Seward &  Williams.  Thurlow Weed was an apprentice in the same office at that time.  Doubleday, as well as Weed, became quite a prominent politician, but never attained the height of power to which the natural talents of Weed enabled him to rise.  (RCMar30/1866)

CHAMBERS - A man named JABEZ CHAMBERS, was accidentally killed in Augusta, New York, on Friday last. (March 23, 1866)  He was getting out  saw logs in the woods; had cut down a tree, which, in falling, broke a limb from another tree, which lodged on a bough for a time, and while Chambers was helping to saw off a log, the limb fell, striking him on the neck, breaking it, and killing him instantly.  The deceased was an exemplary citizen, aged 32.  His wife was a daughter of John H. Wilcox, of Rome, New York.  The case is a peculiarly sad and afflictive one.  (RCMar30/1866)

ROBERTS - In Utica, New York, March 27, 1866, ANN E., wife of E.E. Roberts, and mother of Mrs. W.M. Ireland, of Rome, NY.  The funeral will be attended from her late residence, No. 14 Seneca street.  (RCMar30/1866)

GRAVES - In Cooperstown, New York, March 12, 1866, Miss LOUISE E., daughter of Abner Graves, sister of Mrs. W. H. Tnller, and Mrs. R.M. Bennett, of Rome, NY, aged 23 years and 11 months.  (RCMar30/1866)

HOUSE - In Cape Vincent,  March 24, 1866, MARY, wife of H.A. House, aged 32 years.  The death of this estimable lady casts a gloom over the entire community in which she lived.  Mrs. House was a lady of rare qualities of mind and heart.  Full of all the kindly charities, she won the love and esteem of all who knew her.  The blow will be particularly severe to her afflicted husband, as he is now left with the care of several small children, two of whom are infants.  (RCMar30/1866)

GREEN - At the residence of Gen. John A. Green, Jr., Syracuse, on Friday evening, March 23, 1866, MARY B. GREEN, his wife, and daughter of Henry Green, Esq., of Utica, NY, at the age of 33 years, 7 months and 1 day.  (RCMar30/1866)

VAN NESS - In Rome, New York, Saturday, March 24, 1866, LOTTIE E., eldest daughter of John H. and Catharine Van Ness, aged 21 years and 6 months.  (RCMar30/1866)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 6, 1866

HARGER - On March 25, 1866, ADDISON HARGER in the 26th year of his age.  (RCApr06/1866)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 13, 1866

BRILL - In North Western, New York, April 6, 1866, of Erysipelas, Miss MELISSA BRILL, in the 42d year of her age.  (RCApr13/1866)

VOSBURGH - In Rome, New York, on April 5, 1866, Miss CAROLINE VOSBURGH.  Her remains were taken to Hudson, her former place of residence, for interrment.  For many years she was an invalid.  (RCApr13/1866)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 27, 1866

MORTON - In Rome, New York, on Saturday, April 14, 1866, of brain fever, CHRISSY, youngest son of Oscar M. and Amelia F. Morton, aged 6 years and 4 months.  (RCApr27/1866)

MARTIN - At Stanwix, New York, April 22, 1866, Mrs. MARY MARTIN, aged 85 years.  (RCApr27/1866)

OWENS - In Floyd, New York, April 18, 1866, Mrs. ANNA R., wife of Robert Owens, aged 54 years.  (RCApr27/1866)

SPAULDING - In Verona Village, New York, on Sunday, April 15, 1866, at the residence of her son-in-law, Moses R. Bedell, after an illness of  8 days, Mrs. MARY SPAULDING, relict of Abijah Spaulding.  (RCApr27/1866)

MANSFIELD - In Verona, New York, April 17, 1866, Mrs. HARRIET S., wife of Ezra Mansfield, in the 63d year of her age.  (RCApr27/1866)

DOYLE - In Rome, New York, on Friday, April 20, 1866, JAMES DOYLE, father of Mr. James Doyle, Jr., of Rome, New York, aged 88 years.  (RCApr27/1866)

PETRIE - On Sunday morning last, (April 22, 1866) in Ilion, New York, Mrs. PETRIE, accidently shot by her husband as he was examining a gun in the kitchen.  (RCApr27/1866)



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