Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1878

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 3, 1878

HALSTEAD - Died suddenly, at Los Angeles, California, ERNEST A. HALSTEAD, youngest son of Julia E., and the late Nathaniel Halstead, aged 26 years.  (RCMay03/1878)

PARKER - On April 10, 1878, at Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. PARRIE C. PARKER, aged 32 years.  (RCMay03/1878)

ESSELSTYN - In Mankato, Minn., May 1, 1878, J.N. ESSELSTYN, brother of Harlow Esselstyn and son-in-law of J. S. Hovey, of Rome, New York.  (RCMay03/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 10, 1878

HIBBARD - Two weeks ago we announced the death of Mrs. Deacon E. J. Nelson.  It was then predicted by many that her mother would not long survive her.  The prediction proved true.  Monday, (May 6, 1878) Mrs. SOPHIA HIBBARD, wife of Thaddeus Hibbard, died in the 89th year of her age, in Camden, New York.  (RCMay10/1878)

RHODES - In Stonington, Conn., April 17, 1878, CHARLES H. RHODES, son of the late Henry Rhodes, of  South Trenton, NY, aged 43 years.  (RCMay10/1878)

OSGOOD - In Walesville, New York, April 30, 1878, of consumption, MARY U., wife of John C. Osgood and daughter of John Parke, aged 34 years, 1 month and 8 days.  (RCMay10/1878)

ELY - In Rome, New York, May 2, 1878, Mrs. SUSAN A. ELY, aged 57 years.  (RCMay10/1878)

PATRICK - In Rome, New York, May 3, 1878, of paralysis, at the residence of E. Dalton, Floyd Avenue, Mrs. MARY PATRICK, wife of John S. Patrick, of Herkimer, aged 69 years, 1 month and 13 days.  (RCMay10/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 17, 1878

McKAY - In Rome, New York, May 9, 1878, of scarlet fever, MARY McKAY, a daughter of Mrs. Kate McKay, aged 8 years and 5 months.  (RCMay17/1878)

GILLESPY - In Rome, New York, at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. A. Vredenburgh, JESSIE GILLESPY, aged 14 years and 8 months.  (RCMay17/1878)

POWELL - In Floyd, New York, May 11, 1878, SARAH POWELL, consort of Joseph Powell, and mother of L.R. and J.H. Powell, in the 72d year of her age.  (RCMay17/1878)

O'NEIL - In Utica, New York, May 8, 1878, Mrs. MARIANNE, widow of the late Owen O'Neil, aged 72 years.  (RCMay17/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 24, 1878

DOYLE - At Rome, New York, May 15, 1878, ELLEN, wife of James Doyle.  (RCMay24/1878)

MARTIN - At North Bay, New York, May 9, 1878, SARAH MARTIN, aged 90 years.  (RCMay24/1878)

KNOX - At Knoxboro, New York, May 15, 1878, OLIVE, wife of Deacon Russell Knox, aged 84 years.  (RCMay24/1878)

SHIPMAN - In Rome, New York, May 18, 1878, WILLIE, only son of George W. and Mary I. Shipman, aged 7 years.  (RCMay24/1878)

TRITSCH - At the residence of her son, Michael Tritsch, in Camden, New York, May 13, 1878, Mrs. KATHERINE TRITSCH, aged 90 years.  (RCMay24/1878)

WILKINSON - In Waterville, New York, Wednesday, May 15, 1878, LYDIA, wife of Thomas K. Wilkinson, aged 73 years, 6 months and 20 days.  (RCMay24/1878)

CRAIG - At the residence of William M. Baldwin, in Camden, New York, May 9, 1878, AGNES, widow of the late John Craig, aged 75 years.  (RCMay24/1878)

CAMPBELL - In New York Mills, New York, May 17, 1878, MARY EMELINE, infant daughter of Samuel R. and Mary E. Campbell, aged 27 days.  (RCMay24/1878)

VUNK - In Utica, New York, May 20, 1878, JAMES M. VUNK, aged 43 years and 5 days.  (RCMay24/1878)

WILLIAMS - In Utica, New York, May 20, 1878, GRIFFITH WILLIAMS, aged 50 years.  (RCMay24/1878)

MORGAN - On May 1, 1878, at the residence of her father, Rev. H.H. Kellogg, 25 Tompkins street, Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. SUSAN H. MORGAN, wife of the late Rev. Homer B. Morgan, missionary at Antioch, Syria, in the 48th year of her age.  (RCMay24/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 31, 1878

WORTH - In Rome, New York, May 29, 1878,  FRANCIS EDWARD, son of George and Mary Worth, aged 5 years and 2 months.  The funeral services will be held at Zion Church.  (RCMay31/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 14, 1878

SHIPMAN - Last Sunday afternoon (June 9, 1878) the nine year old daughter of Mr. Shipman was buried.  She died of scarlet fever.  (RCJun14/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 21, 1878

RICHMOND - In Lee, New York, June 17, 1878, MICAH RICHMOND, aged 71 years and 7 months.  Deceased was an old resident of Lee, and was greatly respected by his friends and neighbors.  His death terminates a long and weary illness.  (RCJun21/1878)

McMULLIN - Westernville, New York news item of June 19, 1878:  This week we announce with sorrow the death of the other little twin child, FANNIE, of the late G. H. McMullin.  The funeral was held at the house, Rev. J.W. Roberts officiating.  But a few weeks ago they were called to mourn the loss of a father and husband, and now two of their children have been stricken down with that terrible disease, scarlet fever.  They have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of sorrow.  (RCJun21/1878)

CRILL - The funeral of DANIEL CRILL was held in the M.E. Church of Westernville, New York, last Sunday (June 16, 1878)  The sermon was preached by Rev. W. Roberts.  Deceased was 63 years of age, and was well known to the community.  (RCJun21/1878)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 28, 1878

EDGERTON - In Ava, Oneida Co., New York, June 22, 1878, Rev. DANIEL O. EDGERTON, aged 27 years.  (RCJun28/1878)

DAVIS - In Rome, New York, June 22, 1878, at the home of her adoption, 112 Liberty street, CARRIE WRIGHT DAVIS, only child of Mrs. Lottie Davis, aged 5 years, 2 months and 13 days.  (RCJun28/1878)
               Smooth the hair and close the eyelids,
                    Let the window curtains fall;
               With a smile upon her features,
                    "Birdie" answered to the call.

               Let the children kiss her gently,
                    As she lied upon the bed;
               God hath called her to His bosom --
                    Our sweet "Birdie" now is dead.
                                                                         --Mamma.

[following in the July 5th issue]
A Card.
     Mr. and Mrs. Hervey G. Wright and Mrs. L.M.  Davis take this method of returning thanks to their friends and neighbors, and especially to Willie M. Snow, for their kind assistance and tender sympathy during the sickness and at the death bed of their lost darling, Carrie Wright Davis, who has so recently been consigned to the tomb.  (RCJul05/1878)

BECKWITH - Mr. FRANK BECKWITH had a light stoke of paralysis last Sunday morning, (June 23, 1878) but is now improving.  Mr. B. has been pattern maker for the Malleable Iron Works of Westmoreland, NY, for the last twenty years, but has been unable to work for nearly a year past.  His son, Frank Beckwith, of Flint, Michigan, arrived here this afternoon.  (RCJun28/1878)


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