Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1867

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 3, 1867

NICHOLSON - In Westmoreland, New York, on Tuesday morning, April 16, 1867, of congestion of the brain, MARY ELIZABETH, wife of J. B. Nicholson, in the 52d year of age.  Mrs. Nicholson, was a daughter of the late Capt. William Loomis and a native of the town of Westmoreland.  She professed faith in Christ at an early age, united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and remained a consistent and honored member to the time of her death.  She had been an invalid for eleven years, and for the last two a great sufferer.  (RCMay03/1867)

LOOMIS - In Westmoreland, New York, at the residence of her son-in-law, J. B. Nicholson, on Saturday morning, April 27, 1867, Mrs. HANNAH LOOMIS, relict of the late Capt. William Loomis, in the 85th year of her age.  The subject of this notice was born in Connecticut, August 7, 1782, removed with her father's family (Deacon Thomas Halbert, Sen.,) to the town of Westmoreland when about ten years of age, embraced the Savior and united with the Congregational Church at about twenty, and remained a devoted christian to the time of her death, loved and honored by all who knew her.  (RCMay03/1867)

ELLIS - In Utica, New York, April 28, 1867, WILLIAM E. ELLIS, aged 27 years.  (RCMay03/1867)

HAND - At New York Mills, New York, on April 28, 1867, of erysipelas, IRA W. HAND, aged 68 years.  Mr. Hand is the father of Mrs. J. E. Roberts of Rome, New York.  (RCMay03/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 10, 1867

PALMER - Mrs. PALMER, residing at Equality Hill, two miles south of Canastota, New York, was run over by the cars near Canastota Station last Wednesday evening, (May 8, 1867) while driving across the track.  She died in about half an hour after the accident.  (RCMay10/1867)

LARRABEE - Mrs. ELIZABETH LARRABEE, sister of Jay Hatheway, Esq., of Rome, New York, died on board a steamer while on her way to San Francisco, April 17, 1867, of typhus fever.  She passed the last winter in this place, and was returning to the home of her son, Hon. O?. H. Larrabee, late M.C. from Wisconsin.  The Episcopal burial service was read by Rev. Mr. Tredway, and her remains were committed to the deep in the Caribbean Sea.  Her age was 67 years.
     P.S. -- Since the above was in type, Mrs. WESTMACOTT, a sister of the above named lady, residing at the corner of Washington and Embargo Sts., in Rome, NY, has also departed this life.  Mrs. W. was 71 years of age.  (RCMay10/1867)

DRISCOLL - A laborer on the Utica, Chenango & Susquehanna Valley Railroad, named DENNIS DRISCOLL, was killed between Clayville and Cassville last Friday (May 3, 1867), by the earth caving into a "pit" in which he and others were at work.  The earth fell heavily upon him, throwing him against a car, which was being loaded, crushing and mangling him so severely that he died shortly after the accident.  (RCMay10/1867)

FRENCH - In Rome, New York, May 3, 1867, ALICE MABEL, aged 7 years and 10 months, daughter of Hugh and Mary C. French.  (RCMay10/1867)

PASQUA - A startling episode in domestic life has just transpired at Vienna, New York.  A man named PASQUA, who had long been out of employment, which he had been unable to obtain, finding his wife and children in danger of starvation, resolved to take their lives and his own.  Going home one evening, he said to his wife with more cheerfulness than usual, "You like punch, dear Emily.  We have endured enough till now, and to-night we will be merry."  He then prepared some punch of materials he brought home, and they all sat around the table to enjoy it, his wife, himself and two boys, one eight, and the other ten years old.  The boys afterward went to bed, and the mother sat in one of the rooms with her babe, eight months old.  The sequel was thus told by her:
     "Hardly had I been some minutes in the baby room when I heard a choking noise in that one where the boys were.  On entering I saw a foam around the mouth of the younger.  I asked him what ailed him. -- My husband thereupon answered. 'There is nothing the matter.'  However I went to the child's bed, and my husband exclaimed in a strange voice, 'Don't trouble yourself -- it is too late -- he must die!'  Thinking it was a joke, I answered, 'Do not utter such nonsense.'  But he with a dreadful seriouness, said, 'It is all over with them and with us too.'  My husband then took up a glass filled with beer, in which was the poison, and said to me, 'Emily, will you die with me?'  Full of fright I exclaimed, 'Do not say such things,' on which he said 'Yes, my wife, I cannot live longer.  I have been deceived long enough -- die with me.'  I replied, 'No, I will not -- I will not endanger my soul.' And while I spoke he took up the glass, put it to his mouth, and drank it. -- I had my little baby on my arm, which hindered by movements; still I tried to knock the glass out of his hand, but could not. -- I saw my dead husband and dead children before me, and what happened after that I do not know."
     The poor woman was rendered insensible by the poison she had taken in the punch, but did not drink enough to kill her.  People in other parts of the house heard her outcry and hastened to the rooms of the unfortunate family.  Pasqua and his two sons lay dead upon their beds.  The woman was prostrate, but restoratives brought her to conciousness and she soon recovered, and has since been most kindly cared for. -- Terrible must be the gloom and despair that would nerve a man to destroy the wife of his bosom and the darlings of his household, and his own life also.  (RCMay10/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 17, 1867

FOX - The body of LEWIS FOX, the great billiard player who mysteriously disappeared in December last (1866), was found on Thursday last (May 9, 1867) near Charlotte dock, 7 miles from Rochester, NY.  (RCMay17/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 24, 1867

WORTHINGTON - The friends of ALBERT P. WORTHINGTON, formerly a resident of this village, (Rome, NY) and son of Rev. Albert Worthington, have recently been pained to learn of his disease.  He had been for some time out of health, and passed away on the 6th inst, (May 6, 1867) at Catskill. -- Mr. Worthington graduated at Hamilton College in 1864, and will be recollected by those who attended the commencement, as one of the most forcible speakers on the programme.
     He entered Auburn Theological Seminary, but ill health obliged him to discontinue his studies; his death occurred on the very day of his classmates graduation.
     Mr. Worthington was a young man of excellent scholarship, fine oratorical powers, winning manners, and of a piety at once ardent and cheerful.  His friends  justly anticipated a high position for him in the sacred office.  (RCMay24/1867)

RODENHURST - At Vernon, New York, on Friday, May 17, 1867, LUCY ANN RODENHURST, wife of James Rodenhurst, and daughter of Calvin H. and Sophrona Parsons, aged 39 years.  (RCMay24/1867)

OWENS - In Deerfield, New York, May 5, 1867, LAURA A. OWENS, of congestion of the lungs, aged 39 years, three months and two days.  (RCMay24/1867)

MALONE - Two mariners named William Fondel and JAMES MALONE, got into a dispute on Cobb dock, near North Navy Yard, Brooklyn, last evening, when the former fired a revolver, killing the latter instantly.  Fondel is now in jail.   (RCMay24/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 31, 1867

MASON - Dr. A. A. MASON, of Knoxboro, New York, died suddenly of appoplexy on Friday last (May 24, 1867).  He was 69 years old.  (RCMay31/1867)

McCORMICK - MICHAEL McCORMICK, funeral Tuesday last (May 28, 1867).  He was a member of the Fire department, aged 40 years.   [another notice says he died May 26th-transcriber]   (RCMay31/1867)

STURDEVANT - In Rome, New York, Wednesday, May 29, 1867, Mrs. LOUISA STURDEVANT in the 59th year of her age, wife of Dr. J. M. Sturdevant.  Funeral at the residence, Court street.  (RCMay31/1867)

RAY - In Utica, New York, on Tuesday, May 28, 1867, Mrs.. AMELIA RAY, in the 78th year of her age, mother of Benjamin F. Ray, of Rome, New York.  (RCMay31/1867)

GREENIA - In Rome, New York, May 29, 1867, EDDIE WALLACE, youngest son of F. X. and Eliza Greenia, aged three years and three months.  (RCMay31/1867)

From  ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 7, 1867

HISCOCK - Hon. L. HARRIS HISCOCK, June 4, 1867, shot in Albany, New York.  (RCJun07/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 14, 1867

STOOK - JACOB STOOK, Jr., a son of Jacob Stook, a wealthy farmer residing at Greens Corners, was found dead upon the railroad track, about one mile west of Utica, on Saturday morning last.  (June 8, 1867) The body was horribly mutilated, and was recognized by the father by the clothing and boots.  The deceased left home early in the morning without notifying the family, and nothing is known as to how he came to be run over.  The deceased was a sober, steady young man, and only 19 years old.  (RCJun14/1867)

POPE - A son of Dr. G. W. Pope, Jr., was drowned on Wednesday last (June 5, 1867) in Westchester county, and the remains were brought to this place (Rome, NY) for interment by the early train Saturday morning.  The boy was about nine years of age, and was sailing a boat on a small stream.  The boat was found to be capsized, but the body was not obtained until next day.  The funeral services took place Saturday afternoon (June 8, 1867) at the residence of Dr. G.W. Pope, and the remains deposited in the Rome Cemetery.  (RCJun14/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 21, 1867

MURDOCK - In St. Paul, Minn., on the morning of June 18, 1867, JAMES MURDOCK, formerly of Utica, New York.  The remains will be brought to Utica for interment.  (RCJun21/1867)

HALL - In Utica, New York, June 17, 1867, Mrs. ROSETTA CARY HALL, wife of Calvin Hall, Esq., aged 64 years.  (RCJun21/1867)

PIERCE - HIRAM PIERCE the richest man in Prescott, Mass., hung himself in his barn last week.  (RCJun21/1867)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 28, 1867

BRAYTON - In Verona, New York, at the home of her son-in-law, John A. Ford, June 14, 1867, Mrs. ANNA C. BRAYTON, aged 78 years.  (RCJun28/1867)

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