Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1886

Thanks to Barbara Andresen for sending this in!

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 1, 1886

VAN SLYKE - Rome, New York.  SYLTANUS VAN SLYKE, father of Justice E. E. Van Slyke of this city, died at his home in Oneida last Saturday (December 26, 1885), aged 78 years.  He was formerly a resident of Rome, but removed to Oneida 35 years ago.  (RCJan01/1886)

While in Rome yesterday I called on Bro. E. Young, and found him very feeble -- unable to sit up all day.  I also visited my sister at the county house.  She was quite well.  Mr. Comstock, the superintendent, has over 800 wards under his care, but general health prevails.  While there I learned that Mr. Erion, of Lee, who was carried to the county house a few weeks ago, escaped the other day and found his way to Lee Center.  It is said he froze his feet badly while on the way.  (RCJan01/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 8, 1886

NOBLE - At New York Mills, New York, Monday, December 28, 1885, ARLETTA NOBLE, 48 years, 6 months and 11 days.  (RCJan08/1886)

HINKLEY - Western, New York, January 6?, 1886, Mrs. EMILY HINKLEY, aged 86 years and 11 months.  (RCJan08/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 15, 1886

LOOMIS - In Vernon, New York, January 10, 1886, JOHN B. LOOMIS, aged 78 years, 11 months and six days.  Deceased was the father of A. F. Loomis, station agent for the West Shore Railroad in Vernon.  He had been for many years a justice of the peace in that town, and was highly esteemed by all of his neighbors and fellow citizens.  (RCJan15/1886)

FERGUSON - In Whitesboro, New York, Sunday, January 10, 1886, ANN, wife of William Ferguson, aged 65 years and 8 months.  (RCJan15/1886)

HUGHES - In Trenton, New York, January 9, 1886, HUMPHREY HUGHES, Sr., father of Humphrey Hughes, Jr., Mrs. Joseph Brunner and Mrs. George Lang, of Utica, aged 85 years.  (RCJan15/1886)

DINGMAN - In Lee, New York, January 8, 1886, of pneumonia, Mrs. SARAH A. DINGMAN, mother of Mrs. G. W. Bork, aged 63 years.  (RCJan15/1886)  [following article in same paper under Lee Center items:]
              It  was Mrs. Cornelius Dingman whose serious illness we mentioned last week.  She died last Thursday (Jan. 7th).  She was the mother of Mrs. George Bork, at whose residence she died.  Her death was the outcome of a paralytic stroke.  On the day following her death, Jacob Bork passed away at the same house, and the funerals of both were held on Saturday.  Rev. J. W. Simpson officiated.  These two deaths and the death of Miss WATSON, make three deaths that occurred in that family within a week.  (RCJan15/1886)

BORK - In Lee, New York, January 8, 1886, of pneumonia, JACOB BORK, father of G. W. Bork, aged 79 years.  (RCJan15/1886)

HATFIELD - In New Hartford, New York, Thursday, January 7, 1886, FRANK D., son of George and Phoebe A. Hatfield, aged 20 years, 7 months and 7 days.  (RCJan15/1886)

NOYES - Niagara Falls, New York, Jan. 11. -- John Humphrey Noyes, formerly leader of the Oneida Community, is lying sick at his residence here of a lingering illness.  He is in his 75th year, and doubts of his recovery are entertained.
     His influence in the community was greatly weakened by his forced exile in 1879, but his friends have taken care to give him every bit of influence remaining.  It is not understood that he had abandoned any intellectual or religious position ever taken.  He has of late interested himself in the establishment of a school for his and other children born in the community.  He has lately completed a considerable building near his home, to be used in part as a school house and printing office.  It is now ten years since he stopped printing his peculiar views.  (RCJan15/1886)

SHELLEY - James O. Shelley, of Hyde Park, Pa., telegraphed on Wednesday (January 13, 1886) to his sister, Mrs. J. E. Bielby of Rome, NY, announcing the death of his son, HENRY J. SHELLEY, a boy of nine years, which had just occurred that morning after a two days' illness.  The remains were to be interred in Trenton, in Oneida county.  (RCJan15/1886)  [another notice says Hyde Park, IL, while this one says PA.-transcriber]

CARPENTER - DAVID CARPENTER, an old resident of Floyd, New York, died last Saturday (January 9, 1886) at his home in that town from the effects of a cancer on his neck.  He had been ill about two months.  He was the father of thirteen children, ten of whom survive him.  (RCJan15/1886)

TREMAIN - Mrs. HARRIET F. TREMAIN, widow of the late Jonathan Tremain of Vienna, New York, died last Saturday (January 9, 1886) evening in Albany, at the residence of her son, Alva H. Tremain.  Deceased was born in Lee in 1801, and was therefore in the 85th year of her age.  Her husband (to whom she was married in March, 1825) died thirty-one years ago, since which time she has resided with her four children -- the greater part of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Henry S. Rogers, of Vernon.  Until within the last year she had enjoyed exceptionally good health, but last summer she injured herself so badly by a fall that she was compelled to use crutches, and since that time her health has gradually failed till the time of her death.  Mrs. Tremain was for more than sixty years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and she was truely one of those to whom the Saviour alluded, when he said, "I am glorified in them."  Her memory will long be kept green by those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance and association.  (RCJan15/1886)

RICHARDS - Utica, New York.  Mrs. ELIZABETH RICHARDS died at her residence, corner of Schuyler and Warren streets, on the 7th of January 1886.  The deceased was born in Monmouthshire, Wales, October 24, 1814.  She married December 6, 1842 to Thomas Richards (a brother of Mrs. John Rowlands).  Her husband died September 16, 1866.  Mrs. Richards leaves three sons -- Thomas, William and George -- all reputable citizens and three daughters -- Mrs. Alice Hamer, Mrs. Bessie Donaldson, and Miss May Richards, who lives with a lady in London.  All the children except the last are residents of Utica.  During her last illness her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Richards, attended her every want with rare fidelity.  Her funeral on Sunday was very numerously attended, attesting the respect to which she was held by her neighbors.  (RCJan15/1886)  [another idem in same paper]
               Mrs. Lydia Gray had scarcely reached her home in Syracuse when she returned here, accompanied by her husband and Miss Mary Schwartz, to attend the funeral of her relative, Mrs. Elizabeth Richards.

FOX - We learn that GEORGE FOX, formerly of Lee, New York, died at his Western home Monday (January 4, 1886) last.  (RCJan15/1886)

KENT - Rome, New York.  Mrs. KENT, wife of ex-Supervisor John S. Kent, died at her home in Remsen Tuesday. (January 12, 1886)  Funeral from the late residence at noon to-day.  (RCJan15/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 22, 1886

HADDLESY - In Rome, New York, on Tuesday, January 12, 1886, of nervous prostration, Mrs. JAMES HADDLESY, aged 61 years.  (RCJan22/1886)

KENT - In Rome, New York, January 12, 1886, Mrs. JOHN S. KENT.  (RCJan22/1886)

WOGLUM - In the town of Vienna, New York, December 14, 1885, of inflammation of the bowels, CORNELIUS WOGLUM, Jr., youngest son of Cornelius and Sarah Woglum, aged 42 years, 4 months and 22 days.  (RCJan22/1886)

WILLIAMS - At the residence of E. W. Moses in East Florence, New York, January 11, 1886, Mrs. MARIA C. WILLIAMS.  (RCJan22/1886)

WILLIS - In Washington Mills, New York, January 15, 1886, EDWARD CLEMENTS, son of Edward and Margaret Willis, aged 3 years, 1 month and 13 days.  (RCJan22/1886)

HIGGS - At Chadwick's Mills, New York, January 18, 1886, MARY E., daughter of J. R. Higgs, aged 14 years, 11 months and 4 days.  (RCJan22/1886)

BOWEN - In New Hartford, New York, near Pleasant St., Tuesday, January 19, 1886, LESTER E., son of Ebenezer B. and Sarah Bowen, aged 25 years.  (RCJan22/1886)

CLARK - Lee Center, New York.  Of the sudden death of Mrs. JACKSON CLARK, of Delta, New York, which occurred last Sunday (January 17, 1886) morning, and whose funeral was held to-day at her late residence in Delta, your correspondent of that village will doubtless give an account; but I wish to say that her demise and sudden exit from life here will be a heavy blow to the community and society in which she was known, lost a much greater one to Mr. Clark.  I desire to tender him and other bereaved friends my warmest sympathy in this time of their bereavement.  I understand that the remains are placed in her flower garden until a suitable vault can be prepared to receive them.  (RCJan22/1886) [Delta news item follows:]
               Mrs. A. J. Clark died last Saturday evening after a short illness with pneumonia.  Her funeral was largely attended at her late residence on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. V. Ferguson officiating.  (RCJan22/1886)

WOODIN - Rome, New York.  EDWIN A. WOODIN, oldest son of ex-Senator William B. Woodin, died at his home in Auburn Wednesday (January 20, 1886) morning, aged 37 years.  He will be remembered by many Romans as the gentleman who in 18770 came to this city and married the daughter of Rev. William Searls whose father was at that time pastor of the First M. E. Church.  Deceased was a lawyer of ability, and at the time of his death was city attorney of Auburn.   He leaves a widow and two children -- a second daughter.  (RCJan22/1886)  [the last sentence ends oddly - transcriber]

TOBIN - Rome, New York.  Mrs. ELDER TOBIN died at the residence of William Larkin Monday (January 18, 1886), aged 68.  She was the mother of Mrs. Larkin, and had been a resident of Rome nearly all her life.  Her illness was of but a few days duration.  Her funeral was held Wednesday forenoon, and was largely attended.  (RCJan22/1886)

SEELYE - DANIEL SEELYE died at his home in Whitestown, January 14, 1886, aged 58 years.  He leaves a wife, two daughters, and several brothers and sisters to mourn.  (RCJan22/1886)

ADAMS - Lee Center, New York.  The death of our townsman, Mr. WARREN ADAMS, which occurred in Rome at the County House last Friday (January 15, 1886), was not unlooked for by his neighbors and friends in Lee.  For years he has been old and decrepit -- laboring as best he could to support himself.  He had outlived his brother Asa and four sisters, and was left alone to bear the name of Adams -- except his sister, Jane K., the widow of the late Israce? Nisbet, of Lee.  Mrs. Nisbet lives with her daughter, Mrs. Byron Spencer, at Farlbault, Minn.  Recently he took the advice of friends and neighbors and was carried to the County House for winter quarters, where he could be more comfortable than he could be in Lee without a home.  His remains were deposited in the County Home cemetery -- for the winter at least.  The remains of his first wife rest in the Lee Center Cemetery.  (RCJan22/1886)

WRIGHT - Camden, New York.  On Monday (January 17, 1886), CHARLEY, nine-year-old son of C. J. Wright, died.  (RCJan22/1886)

HARVEY - Camden, New York.  The death of Mrs. SOPHRONIA HARVEY last Saturday (January 16, 1886) caused wide spread sorrow among all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.  Her death was the result of paralysis.  She lacked but one month of being 78 years of age.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the residence of her son, K. A. Harvey, and was largely attended.  (RCJan22/1888)

HOWARD - Rome, New York.  Monday, Feb. 1, is the day set down for the trial of Mrs. Carrie C. Howard and John Kief charged with the murder of the former's husband on Dec. 17, 1884.  The trial will take place at Morrisville, Madison Co.  The prosecution will be conducted by District Attorney Wilson, of Madison County and Senator John E. Smith, and the defense by Sayles, Jenkins & Devereux, of this city.  (RCJan22/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 29, 1886

OWENS - At New York Mills, New York, January 24, 1886, CHARLES OWENS, aged 86 years.  (RCJan29/1888)

HILLER - At Coleman's Mills, New York, January 24, 1886, CHARLES F. HILLER, aged 53 years, 5 months and 6 days.  (RCJan29/1886)

AMES - In Little Falls, New York, January 24, 1886, of hemorrage of the lungs, Mrs. A. B. AMES, in her 58th year.  (RCJan29/1886)

FRENCH - In Floyd, New York, January 23, 1886, JOHNATHAN B. FRENCH, aged 94 years, 5 months and 21 days.  (RCJan29/1886)

TERRY - At Sangerfield, New York, January 23, 1886, HARRIET J. TERRY, aged 61 years.  (RCJan29/1886)

THOMAS - In Utica, New York, January 26, 1886, Mrs. ALPHA THOMAS, aged 89 years, 4 months and 8 days.  (RCJan29/1886)

BODEN - At Paris, New York, January 21, 1886, Mrs. MARGARET BODEN, wife of John Boden, aged 57 years.  (RCJan29/1886)

ELLIS - At Havana, Schuyler County, New York, January 23, 1886, CLARA, daughter of Professor J. W. and Mrs. Ellis, formerly Miss Knox, of Knoxboro, New York, aged 15 years.  (RCJan29/1886)
       [another article in the same paper, follows:]
               The people of this city were greatly shocked a few days ago to learn that Miss Clara Ellis, daughter of Prof. J. W. Ellis, of Havana, had been killed while sleigh-riding last Saturday afternoon.  She was one of a party of six young ladies and gentlemen in a sleigh when the team took fright and ran away.  At a place where the road turned into a field, a telegraph pole was standing, and as the horses turned the sleigh struck the pole with such force as to throw the whole party out.  Miss Ellis was thrown against the pole, her head striking it so hard as to fracture the skull, causing almost instant death.  Funeral services were held in Cook Academy at Havana on Sunday, and on Tuesday the remains were interred in the cemetery at Knoxboro, in this county, where Mrs. Ellis resided in her girlhood.  Deceased was a lovely girl about 16 years of age, and made many friends during her residence in this city.  (RCJan29/1886)

STANTON - At the residence of H. A. Payne, near Clinton, New York, January 26, 1886, THANKFUL STANTON, aged 99 years, 9 months and 17 days.  (RCJan29/1886)

WEEKES - At Holland Patent, New York, January 27, 1886, ROBERT S. WEEKES, aged 56 years.  (RCJan29/1886)

ALLEN - In New Hartford, New York, January 21, 1886, JOHN ALLEN, aged 79 years.  (RCJan29/1886)

BROWER - Delta, New York.  ASA BROWER, son of William Brower, of this place, died on the west coast of Mexico, 1,500 miles below San Francisco, December 24, 1885.  He  had gone there with a company of seven others to work a mine.  He was attacked with yellow fever the same day he arrived and died in five days.  He left this place for California some sixteen years ago.  Besides his father he leaves numerous other friends and relatives to mourn.  (RCJan29/1886)

REID - JAMES C. REID, formerly of Westmoreland, died in Mohawk yesterday, (January 28, 1886) in the 60th year of his age.  Forty-three years ago he and the writer of this paragraph were schoolmates in the "Loomis schoolhouse" in Westmoreland, and inseparable friends.  Of late years we have drifted apart, but our friendship has never grown cold.  He was a genial, good-feeling man, and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance were attached to him.  His remains will be brought to Westmoreland for interment.  (RCJan29/1886)

ABBE - ELISHA ABBE, son of the late Phineas Abbe, of Rome, New York, died in Utica last Sunday (January 24, 1886), aged 45 years.  He was buried from the family residence at Stanwix on Wednesday.  (RCJan29/1886)

HALL - Rome, New York.  ELMER E. HALL died in Rome Hospital of consumption last Friday (January 22, 1886) morning, aged 23 years.  He was the last but one of a family of seven who have died in this city of that disease in the last ten years.  One sister survives him, and he  also leaves a young widow.  (RCJan29/1886)

BEASOLT - Rome, New York.  JOHN BEASOLT, who was injured by being struck by an engine while working on the N. Y. Central Railroad track about a month ago, died of his injury at his home in this city last Saturday (January 23, 1886).  His leg was broken above the knee, and so he was not strong enough to bear amputation they attempted to cure him without.  Gangrene finally set in, killing as above stated.  He leaves a widow and seven children.  (RCJanuary 29/1886)   [another article in same paper follows:]
               Coroner Millington has impanneled a jury and commenced holding an inquest on the body of John Beasolt, who died last Saturday form injuries sustained by being struck by a locomotive on the Central Railroad on the 29th of December 1885.  It looks as if the engineer was guilty of gross carelessness in running down the hand-car on which Beasolt and his party were riding, and it is probable  that Mrs. Beasolt will sue the company for damages.  The inquest has been adjourned till the coroner can compel the attendance of the engineer as a witness.  (RCJan29/1886)

CARROLL - Rome, New York.  WILLIAM CARROLL, formerly of Utica, died at his home in Chicago yesterday morning of heart disease.  He was a brother-in-law of Chief of Police Byrnes of this city, having married his sister, Miss Margaret Byrnes, twenty-five years ago.  He was from boyhood connected with the extensive clothing establishment of Palmer V. Kellogg & Co., and when that firm removed its business to Chicago a number of years ago, he accompanied them.  He was about 58 years old, and leaves a widow and six children -- three sons and three daughters.  Miss Kate Byrnes left Rome for Chicago last evening, to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law.  (RCJan29/1886)

EVINGTON - Franklin Iron Works, New York.  Mrs. EVINGTON died at her son's residence on Tuesday (January 26, 1886) morning of gangrene.  She has been a very great sufferer, as one limb was removed last spring.  (RCJan29/1886)

MEAGHER - Rev. Father MICHAEL MEAGHER, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church at Roshester, New York, died last Friday (January 22, 1886) afternoon, aged 53 years.  When a young man he lived with Father Beecham, in Rome, fitting himself for the ministry later, at the Jesuit College in Hoboken.  He had been in Rochester eleven years, and was greatly beloved by his flock and esteemed by all who knew him.  (RCJan29/1886)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 5, 1886

OSBORN - In Clinton, New York, January 29, 1886, BESSIE FRENCH, daughter of John and Mary E. Osborn, aged 18 years and 11 months.  (RCFeb05/1886)

McCABE - At Clinton, New York, January 29, 1886, Mrs. MARY FITZSIMMONS, wife of James E. McCabe, aged 31 years.  (RCFeb05/1886)

GOSSIN - In Oriskany, New York, January 29, 1886, EMMA B.., daughter of John and Margaret Gossin, aged 23 years and 7 months.  (RCFeb05/1886)

BENT - At New York Mills, January 31, 1886, ELIZABETH, wife of George Bent, aged 39 years.  (RCFeb05/1886)

HEPWORTH - At New York Mills, New York, January 30, 1996, WILLIAM HEPWORTH, aged 73 years, 5 months and 20 days.  (RCFeb05/1886)

ABBOTT - Taberg, New York.  On Friday (January 29, 1886) last HARVEY ABBOTT died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. W. Lyman in Watertown, and the remains were brought here for burial.  The funeral was very largely attended Sunday at the M. E. church, of which I think he was the oldest living member at the time of his death.  He leaves one son and one daughter, an only brother and a large circle of relatives and friends.  Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.  (RCFeb05/1886)

DAVIS - Taberg, New York.  Mrs. Emma Ward was called last week to attend the death bed of her father, Rev. THOMAS DAVIS, at Toms River, New Jersey.  (RCFeb05/1886)

COLLINS - Augusta, New York.  CHARLES COLLINS died very suddenly in this place at 12 M. to-day (February 3, 1886).  Mr. Collins came here from Vernon Center last spring and commenced business as a wagonmaker, at which trade he worked until his death.  He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.  (RCFeb05/1886)

DODD - Augusta, New York.  Rev. H. M. Dodd attended the funeral of his cousin, at Floyd, New York, Wednesday (January 27, 1886) last.  (RCFeb05/1886)

RICHARDSON - HORACE S. RICHARDSON, a young man of 33 who resided with his mother on a small farm in Marcy, New York, a short distance from Utica, committed suicide yesterday afternoon (February 4, 1886) by shooting himself in his own home.  About four o'clock his mother heard two pistol shots in quick succession, and on going to his room found that her son had shot himself twice in the breast.  A physician was immediately summoned, but before he reached the house the young man had expired.  Richardson was in Utica twice during the day yesterday, returning home from there in the afternoon about an hour before his death.  It was noticed that he had been despondent of late, but no reasons are assigned for it at present.  Coroner Jones, of Utica, will hold an inquest this morning.  (RCFeb05/1886)

DORFER - Romer, New York.  Mrs. ELIZA DORFER, widow of John Dorfer who was killed by the cars in this city about a year ago, died of paralysis last Monday (February 1, 1886) evening.  She was 64 years of age.  (RCFeb05/1886)  [see also (RCJan02/1885)-DORFER]

WILLIAMS - A house near Trenton village, New York, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL WILLIAMS, an aged couple of some 70 years, was burned early Wednesday (February 3, 1886) morning, and after the flames were extinguished the charred remains of the old people were exhumed from the ruins.  A coroner's inquest was held, which developed the fact that the fire probably originated from an ash-box which was kept in a wing of the house.  The jury returned a verdict of accidental death by burning.  (RCFeb05/1886)

SLEEPER - N. S. SLEEPER, of Floyd, New York, son-in-law of Col. David Moulton, died very suddenly last Tuesday morning.  He got out of bed at four o'clock and dropped dead as soon as he touched the floor.  He was 73 years old, and had been in rather poor health for some time.  He was a native of New Hampshire, but came to Floyd at the age of 21 years and has ever since made it his home.  Over forty years ago, when Col. Moulton was sheriff of this county, Mr. Sleeper was keeper of the Rome jail.  Coroner Millington inquired into the death of Mr. Sleeper, and found that it was occasioned by apoplexy.    (RCFeb05/1886)

PERKINS - A centenarian.  Mrs. Betsey Perkins mother of the late F. D. Perkins and Mrs. Chester Wheeler, will reach her 100th birthday to-morrow, February 6, 1886.  She is a widow of the late Joseph Perkins, who was a surveyor in this part of the country in the early part of the century.  The Messrs. Wheeler still occupy land which was surveyed by him, at the time their father purchased it in 1828.  Mrs. Perkins came to this county in her girlhood from Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., where she was born 100 years ago.  Notwithstanding her great age, she is still in possession of all her faculties save her hearing, she being rather deaf.  A large number of friends and relatives congratulate her on having reached such an advanced age in such good health, and hope she may see many more pleasant birthdays before entering upon the life where a thousand years is as one day.  (RCFeb05/1886)

GALLAND  - SESSIONS - HORAK - BROCKUS - Salt Lake, Utah, Jan 29, 1886.  A snow slide at Thayne's Canyon near Park City, Utah, buried four men with their teams.  The victims were LOU GALLARD, married, who lived at Park; WILLIAM SESSIONS of Heber City; FRANK HORAK, who leaves a wife and four children, at Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York; WILLET BROCKUS, single, from Rossie, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Four men named Frost, Burns, Peters and Waring were buried in a snow slide on Lake Creek, near Ketchum, Idaho, in their cabin.  Waring dug himself out in six or seven hours and had to go nine miles for help.  He heard Frost groaning all the time he was in the cabin.  Tom Waring was buried under 16 feet of snow at Thompson Creek near the scene of the disaster.  (RCFeb05/1886)

JUDSON - Camden, New York.  Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Penfield, J. N. Stoddard and W. A. Stoddard have gone to Cambridge, called thither by the death of Mrs. Penfield's brother-in-law, ERASTUS JUDSON.  (RCFeb05/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 12, 1886

CARY - In Whitesboro, New York.  February 7, 1886, LUCINDA OLNEY CARY, of Watertown, New York, sister of Mrs. R. Biddlecome, of Whitesboro, aged 62 years.  (RCFeb12/1886)

EVANS - In New Hartford, New York, February 6, 1886, MARY, wife of Morris Evans, aged 32 years.  (RCFeb12/1886)

AVERY - In New Hartford, New York, February 6, 1886, AUSTIN K. AVERY, in the 65th year of his age.  Deceased, thirty years ago was a resident of Rome, NY and known as one of the best checker players in this part of the State.  He leaves several children, his wife having been dead some years.    (RCFeb12/1886)

WILLIAMS - In Marcy, New York, February 4, 1886, CATHARINE J., widow of the late Thomas E. Williams, formerly of Steuben, aged 70 years, 7 months and 18 days.  (RCFeb12/1886)

RUST - At Russia, Herkimer County, New York, February 3, 1886, HIRAM RUST, aged 91 years, 6 months and 29 days.  (RCFeb12/1886)

DAY - At Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night, February 6, 1886, Mrs. CARRIE E. DAY, wife of Addison L. Day.  (RCFeb12/1886)

McLEAN - Vernon Center, New York.  Mrs. McLEAN, mother of Mrs. C. A. Balls, died at Conejos, Colorado about  two weeks ago, at the residence of her son, Rev. E. McLean.  She left this place as well as usual about Christmas.  News of her death was received here Monday last.  (RCFeb12/1886)

JONES - Rome, New York.  Mrs. I. F. Griffith went to Detroit Tuesday (February 9, 1886) to attend the funeral of her uncle, the Rev. THOMAS JONES, a brother of the late Griffith T. Jones of this city.  (RCFeb12/1886)

McCARRICK - JOHN McCARRICK, who for many years carried on the shoemaking business in Rome, New York, died of pneumonia on the evening of February 1, 1886, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteers, near Dayton, Ohio.  His age was 78 years.  (RCFeb12/1886)

FENNELLY - As Rev. Father WILLIAM FENNELLY, pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Oneida was returning about 11 o'clock last Saturday (February 6, 1886) morning from the death bed of a parishioner, he was obliged to cross the Central Railroad tracks at the Main St. crossing.  As he was doing this a freight train came from the west on track No 3, and in his hurry to avoid it he stepped across on to track No. 4 just ahead of a west-bound freight train.  This latter train he did not observe, and almost immediately he was prostrated by a blow in the side from the locomotive.  He was picked up and carried into his room in the Eagle Hotel, where he died in less than an hour without having recovered consciousness.
     Father Fennelly was 85 years old, and most of his long life has been devoted to the work of the ministry.  He studied in France, and for a number of years officiated in a parish in that country.  After coming to America he was for some time a professor of theology in Kentucky.  Later he was pastor of a church at Waterville, in this county, whence he went to Troy, from which place he came to Oneida seventeen years ago.  He was a pious, devoted man, and greatly beloved by his parishioners and others  with whom he was brought in contact.  He had accumulated a goodly fortune, his estate being estimated at from $150,000 to $250,000.
     Funeral services were held in the church at Oneida on Wednesday.  By direction of Bishop McNeirney, the charge of the funeral arrangements devolved upon Father Murphy, of Rome, NY, and such care did he exercise that everything was done in the best possible manner.  The burial casket was one of the finest ever seen in this county, being of red cedar, covered and draped with silk.  The inside lining was of white satin.  The outside case was of Spanish cedar, strongly bound with brass.  The casket was made at the Oneida burial case works, at a cost of $1,200.
     The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Father O'Hara of Syracuse, and as he dwelt on the virtures of the deceased tears stood in eyes "All unused to weep."  It is estimated that not less than 800 people were present, among them more than thirty priests.  Dr. Fennelly of Troy was present, a nephew of the deceased, and the only relative he had in America.  The remains were taken to Troy, and interred in the family vault.  (RCFeb12/1886)

CLARK - CHARLES CLARK, an old resident of Westmoreland and the last of a family of five brothers, is rapidly failing in health and probably cannot long survive.  (RCFeb12/1886)

TOWNSEND - Lee, New York.  Mrs. H. M. Farmer has been called to the sick bed of her father, Mr. TOWNSEND, of Cleveland.  At this writing but little hope is entertained of his recovery.  (RCFeb12/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 19, 1886

LOOMIS - In Florence, New York, February 5, 1886, ELIZA LOOMIS, aged 76 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

BICKNELL - In Westmoreland, New York, February 12, 1886, MOSES W. BICKNELL, aged 88 years, 5 months and 10 days.  (RCFeb19/1886)   [see also (RCNov02/1865)-BICKNELL]

SEYMOUR - In Utica, New York, February 12, 1886, HORATIO SEYMOUR, aged 76 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

MILLS  February 8, 1886, in the town of Western, Oneida County, New York, of typhoid pneumonia, JOHN MILLS, a native of Llanidloes, North Wales, aged about 70.  (RCFeb19/1886)

RISLEY - In Willowvale, New York, February 13, 1886, ANN RISLEY, aged 88 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

WHEELER - At the residence of his parents, in Sauquoit, New York, February 12, 1886, ARTHUR C., only son of George and Lucy Wheeler, aged 28 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

DUNN - In Rome, New York, Monday, February 15, 1886, JAMES DUNN, aged 50 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

ROWELL - In Camden, New York, February 11, 1886, Mrs. FANNY ROWELL, aged 67 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

FORBES - In Vienna, New York, February 12, 1886, ANDREW FORBES, aged 54 years.  (RCFeb19/1886)

BREWSTER - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Andres Meeker, in Camden, February 17, 1886, Mrs. SIMON BREWSTER, aged 80 years, 10 months  and 14 days.  (RCFeb19/1886)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 26, 1886

FITZSIMONS - At Clark's Mills, New York, February 17, 1886, CHARLES S. FITZSIMONS, son of Michael and Jane Fitzsimons, in his 28th year.  (RCFeb26/1886)

FITZSIMONS - At Clark's Mills, New York, February 19, 1886, Mrs. JANE FITZSIMONS, wife of Michael Fitzsimons, in her 50th year.  (RCFeb26/1886)

BOYCE - In Boonville, New York, February 18, 1886, Mrs. HENRY BOYCE, aged 50 years, 6 months and 12 days.  (RCFeb26/1886)

LEHMAN - In Rome, New York, February 20, 1886, of spinal disease, WILLIAM, adopted son of Charles Lehman, aged 17 years and 3 months.  (RCFeb26/1886)

STARR - In Verona, New York, February 23, 1886, NANNIE A. STARR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Starr, of Ilion, Herkimer County, and granddaugher of Ezra Mansfield, of Verona, aged 12 years.  (RCFeb26/1886)
       [another listing under Verona Items:]
               Minnie Starr died Tuesday between 11 and 12 o'clock.  The funeral was held at 11 A. M. to-day in the Presbyterian Church.  (RCFeb26/1886)

ETHRIDGE - Early Tuesday morning, February 23, 1886, ANTOINETTE RANDALL ETHRIDGE, daughter of Franklin A. and Antoinette Huntington Ethridge, aged 5 years, 3 months and 7 days.  Antoinette died of membraneous croup.   (RCFeb26/1886)

ROGERS - ROSCOE ROGERS, a young man of 27, was suffocated yesterday morning at Hillside in the town of Western, New York, by being buried in an avalanche of snow.  He was hauling wood which had been piled under a side hill, and as he drew out a stick it set the snow in motion which buried him under it.  When his fellow workmen found him he was dead.  Deceased leaves a wife and one child.  Coroner Millington, of Rome, NY, will hold an inquest.  (RCFeb26/1886)

WHEELER - Camden, New York.  CHARLES WHEELER, a former resident of Camden, died at St. Paul, Minn.,  a few days ago.  His many friends here are pained to hear of his demise.  (RCFeb26/1886)

PURDY - Rome, New York.  Miss E. J. PURDY, daughter of the late Solomon Purdy, died February 10th, 1886 at her home in Oneida, Sierra Co., California.  Deceased was formerly a member of the Presbyterian Church of Rome, New York and leaves many friends in this city.    (RCFeb26/1886)

PERRETTE - The trial of John Funnell for murder ended yesterday in the Circuit Court of Utica.  Funnell and his brother Michael are charged with having killed JOSEPH PERRETTE (also Italian) in the town of Deerfield, New York, last summer.  Michael Funnell, who is supposed to have been the principal offender, has not yet been caught.  The jury found a verdict of murder in the second degree.  (RCFeb26/1886)

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