Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1866

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 7, 1866

SCHICK - On Saturday morning last (July 2, 1866), a German named JACOB SCHICK, committed suicide 3 and a half miles north of Rome, New York, on the road to West Branch by stabbing himself in the heart with a common pocket-knife.  He had been in the US Navy and had a wife near West Branch.  (RCJul07/1866)

From ROMAN CIITZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 13, 1866

CHILDS - SILAS D. CHILDS, an old and much respected citizen of Utica, New York, died suddenly in the Cashiers office of the Oneida Bank, of that city on Wednesday morning last, (July 6, 1866) at 11 o'clock.  He had been suffering for months with Neuralgia of the Heart, and excitement and over exertion at the fire, which occurred on that morning is supposed to be the immediate cause of his death.  The deceased was 73 years old, and one of Utica's most prominent, respected and influential citizens.  (RCJul13/1866)

GREENE - In Rome, New York, on Sunday, July  8th 1866, GARDNER GREENE, father of C.M. Greene, Esq., aged 82 years, 11 months and 24 days.  (RCJul13/1866) [Sun. would have been the 9th., and the 8th was Sat. --there's a discrepancy in the dates--transcriber]

PERRYN - In Toledo, Ohio, on July 5, 1866, WILLIE, infant son of William F. and Nellie Perryn.  (RCJul13/1866)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 20, 1866

FREEMAN - At Vernon, New York, on the morning of July 15, 1866, of pulmonary consumption, R.W.R. FREEMAN, cashier of the Atlantic National Bank, NYC, aged 32 years.  (RCJul20/1866)

DRAPER - At Stittville, New York, on the morning of July 14, 1866, of consumption, JNO. N. DRAPER, aged 54 years.  (RCJul20/1866)

PRATT - SILAS H. PRATT, of Verona, New York, committed suicide in Schuyler, Herkimer county, NY, last Saturday, July 14, 1866.  Recent loss of sight had greatly depressed his mind, and is supposed to be cause of the fatal act.  Deceased was an honest industrious man.   (RCJul20/1866)

TRAPNALL - A man named FRED TRAPNALL, employed as a carriage trimmer in the workshops of the Rome and Watertown Railroad Company, came to an untimely end on Tuesday afternoon.  It seems that he, in company with another man, had been on a drunken spree nearly all day, and about four o'clock he was boasting of his ability as a swimmer, asserting that he could swim across the canal near the James street bridge.  To prove the truth of his assertion he jumped in, and had nearly reached the opposite side of the canal when he suddenly disappeared from view.  Finding that he did not rise again, the bystanders began to search for him, and at last brought him to the surface quite dead.  The coroner was called, but after inquiring into the circumstances he did not consider it neccessary to empannel a jury. -- We learn that Trapnall had been in the army, and that he was, when sober, a quiet, steady man.  There is no doubt that whisky is fully responsible for his death.  (RCJul20/1866)

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

HARPST - A young man named JOSEPH HARPST, a resident of Rome, New York, was drowned at Grove Springs last Monday evening. (July 23, 1866)  He had been at Oneida, and was returning home, when attempting to jump on a passing canal boat at Grove Springs he fell in the canal and was drowned.  His body was recovered and an inquest held on Tuesday by Dr. J.V. Cobb.  The jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts.  (RCJul27/1866)

KIRBY - A youth named JAMES KIRBY, aged sixteen, died at Waterville, New York, on July 19, 1866, of  hydrophobia.  He was bitten some ten weeks ago by a mad dog.  (RCJul27/1866)

THORNE - On Friday last (July 20, 1866) ABRAHAM FONDA, and JAS. S. THORNE, died in the city of Troy, NY, the first in consequence of an accidental fall, and the last of consumption.  Both gentlemen were connected with the editorial staff of the Troy Times, and were generally respected for their many excellent qualities of both head and heart.  (RCJul27/1866)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 3, 1866

KLUMBACH - A brakeman of the Central Railroad named FREDERICK KLUMBACH, was killed on July 26, 1866, while coupling railroad cars in the engine house in Utica, New York.  (RCAug03/1866)

BICKLE - One of the saddest incidents connected with the fire on Sunday last, (July 29, 1866) was the death of PHILLIP BICKLE, Pipeman of Empire Hose Company No. 2.  Young Bickle was a noble young man, a harness-maker in the employ of D. L. Ketchum.  He was 20 years old, the only support of a widowed mother, for whom he provided in the most tender manner, and who is almost frantic at the loss of her only boy.  The scene at the house when the body was conveyed thither was heart-rendering, and will not soon be forgotten.
     The funeral was held on Tuesday, and was one of the largest ever held in Rome, NY.  The entire Fire Department of the village, and a goodly number from Utica and others attended.  (RCAug03/1866)

VAN NESS - A man named VAN NESS, residing in Hampton, NY, was killed by being thrown from a wagon last Sunday evening. (July 29, 1866)  In company with another man he had visited Utica, where they both became intoxicated.  On the way home their horse ran away and they were thrown out.  Van Ness was taken home and it was thought he was not much injured, and he laid down for the night, saying he would be all right next day.  About five o'clock in the morning he was found dead.  An examination of the body showed seven ribs of the right side broken, and two of them broken twice.  Van Ness had a wife and children in Hague, Holland.  (RCAug03/1866)

FOOTE - In Rome, New York, August 2, 1866, of Billious Dysentery, MARY LOUISE, daughter of Rev. J.B. and Louise Y. Foote, aged 19 months.  The funeral will be held at the residence 110 Washington street. (RCAug03/1866)

DRYER - In Utica, New York, July 30, 1866, MARY L., youngest daughter of Rev. H.N. and Harriet M. Dryer.  (RCAug03/1866)

BOWMAN - In Utica, New York, July 28, 1866, FREDERICK F. BOWMAN, aged 49 years.  (RCAug03/1866)

FOSTER - In Durhamville, New York, July 11, 1866, LUCY A. FOSTER, wife of N.W. Foster, aged 38 years.  (RCAug03/1866)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 10, 1866

WELLS - PETER WELLS a brakeman on the Rome & Ogdensburgh R.R. killed when train ran over him.  (RCAug10/1866)

ROBERTS - In Rome, New York, on August 4, 1866, WILLA L., only child of Addie L. and the late William B. Roberts, aged 19 months and 8 days.  (RCAug10/1866)

SHELLEY - On Thursday morning, August 9, 1866, of Cholera Infantum, CLARA MAY, adopted daughter of E.H. and C.H. Shelley, aged 3 months and 8 days.  (RCAug10/1866)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 17, 1866

FOX - Died Wednesday evening, (August 15, 1866) Miss ANNA ELIZABETH FOX, aged 20 years old, youngest daughter of Betsy and the late Alonzo Fox of diptheria.  She was a school teacher.  (RCAug17/1866)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 24, 1866

ADAMS - GRANT ADAMS, a former resident of Westmoreland, Oneida county, NY, and a member of the Board of Supervisors of 1859, died at Rockford, Illinois, on August 12, 1866.  He was a good citizen, and a useful man.  (RCAug24/1866)

SEGAR - MARTIN SEGAR, a resident of Rome, New York, was thrown from his wagon while driving through our streets last Friday, (August 17, 1866) and so severely injured that he died on Tuesday morning (August 21, 1866).  He leaves a large family to lament his untimely fate.  (RCAug24/1866)

LAWRENCE - Mrs. ESTHER LAWRENCE, widow of Samuel Lawrence, died in Rome, New York, on Saturday, August 18, 1866, of Chronic diarrhea, aged 87 years.  The deceased was well known to many of our citizens as a  most estimable lady, full of life and kindly feeling, even in old age, and was universally beloved by all who knew her.  She  died in peace, and to her, "death was gain."  (RCAug24/1866)

SAWYER - This aged lady who accidently broke one of her legs by a fall into the cellar a few days since, died on  Sunday morning last. (August 19, 1866)  She had long been a resident of Rome, and was greatly respected for her many virtues.  (RCAug24/1866)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 31, 1866

WHITE - Hon. FORTUNE C. WHITE, one of the oldest and most honored citizens of this county, died at his residence in Whitestown, New York, on Monday last, (August 27, 1866) at the ripe age of eighty years.
     The deceased was a member of assembly from Oneida county in 1829 and in 1838, and was first judge of common pleas from 1841 to 1846.  He was born in Whitesboro, NY, eighty years ago, and with a brief absence has lived in the same town to his death.  He graduated at Hamilton College in 1821, and was a  gentleman of liberal culture.  His personal character was spotless, his zeal for every good work steady and well directed during his whole life.  (RCAug31/1866)

FISKE - In Detroit, Michigan, August 27, 1866, of dysentery, Mr. JOHN FISKE, aged 75 years, brother of Dr. J.M. Fiske of Utica, New York.  (RCAug31/1866)

KIERNAN - In Utica, New York, August 28, 1866 Mrs. ANN KIERNAN, mother of Mrs. Martin Beahen, aged  74 years.  (RCAug31/1866)

DERBYSHIRE - August 28, 1866, in Utica, New York, EMMA DERBYSHIRE, widow of the late Alfred Churchill in the 79th year of her age.  (RCAug31/1866)

SMITH - At Whitesboro, New York, at 3 o'clock A.M., Tuesday August 28, 1866, after an illness of only seven days, Dr. WHITING SMITH, in the 74th year of his age.  (RCAug31/1866)

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