Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1886

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

MANLEY - In Capron Mills, New York, Wednesday, March 3, 1886, JOHN T., son of Thomas and Winnifred Manley, aged 6 years, 4 months and 17 days.  (RCMar05/1886)

RILEY - In Rome, New York, Wednesday, March 3, 1886, Mrs. MARY RILEY, mother of Mrs. James Hanagan, aged 70 years.  (RCMar05/1886)

BALZER - In West Rome, New York, March 1, 1886, THERESE BALZER, aged 29 years.  (RCMar05/1886)

McCARTHY - At Capron Mills, New Hartford, New York, February 25, 1886, NELLIE E., daughter of Lawrence and Bridget McCarthy, aged 14 years, 10 months and 21 days.  (RCMar05/1886)

KIRKLAND - In Syracuse, New York, February 25, 1886, FRANCIS CHESTER KIRKLAND, formerly of Rome, New York, in the 60th year of his age.  (RCMar05/1886)

PREISENDORFER - In Rome, New York, February 25, 1886, of consumption, JOHN C. PREISENDORFER, aged 27 years.  (RCMar05/1886)  [see also (RCFeb08/1884)-PREISENDORFER]

LANIGAN - In Rome, New York, February 27, 1886, Mrs. MARY LANIGAN, aged 80 years.  (RCMar05/1886)

HUNT - Entered into rest, February 24, 1886, at North Western, New York, WILLIAM HUNT, aged 72 years.  (RCMar05/1886)

WILLIAMS - In Marcy, New York, February 23, 1886, MARGARET, widow of the late David Williams, and mother of David W. Williams, of Ronoak, Dakota, and William Williams, of Sullivan, Indiana, in the 88th year of her age.  (RCMar05/1886)

HUGHES - In Rome, New York, February 25, 1886, of bronchitis, JAMES L., son of Edward and Lavina Hughes, aged 1 year and 19 days.  (RCMar05/1886)

LANNON - At New York Mills, New York, February 24, 1886, LIZZIE O. LANNON, aged 21 years and 10 days.   (RCMar05/1886)


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

CONGER - In Waterville, New York, Thursday, March 4, 1886, SARAH, relict of Elijah Conger, aged 80 years.  (RCMar12/1886)

ROBERTS - In Waterville, New York, Thursday, March 4, 1886, SELMA, infant adopted daughter of William Roberts.  (RCMar12/1886)

SEYMOUR - In Utica, New York, Monday, March 8, 1886, MARY, widow of the late Horatio Seymour, and daughter of the late John R. Bleecker, of Albany, aged 74 years.  (RCMar12/1886)

ROBERTS - In Prospect, New York, March 4, 1886, Mrs. HANNAH ROBERTS, wife of Thomas Roberts, aged 56 years.  (RCMar12/1886)

VAN SLYKE - Died on Sunday afternoon, March 7, 1886, at her late home near Clinton, New York,  HARRIET ANGELINE, wife of Samuel Van Slyke, and sister of Miss A. M. and J. B. Sykes, aged nearly 54 years.  (RCMar12/1886)

BROWN - In Clinton, New York, February 26, 1886, MARY BROWN, wife of John Brown, and mother of Mrs. A. L. Lamb, aged 76 years.  (RCMar12/1886)

FRIEBERGER - In the town of Westmoreland, New York, March 9, 1886, BARBARA, wife of Jacob Frieberger, in her 70th year.  (RCMar12/1886)

VAN SCHAICK - Watertown, New York, March 9 -- Arthur M. Duncan, who was convicted of murder in the second degree in killing EMORY VAN SCHAICK, was this morning sentenced by Judge Churchill to imprisonment for life in Auburn prison.  He was taken to his prison home to-day by Sheriff Felt of Jefferson County.  There was a crowd at the depot here to see him off.  He maintained the same indifference which characterized him during the trial, not seeming to realize his position.  Sheriff Felt took his prisoner by way of Richland and Syracuse.  (RCMar12/1886)

MITCHELL - New Haven, New York, March 6 -- Coroner Mix, of this city, has talked to-day as though there was strong suspicion of foul play in the death of ALEXANDER MITCHELL, of Waterbury.  Mitchell who was 56 years old, was found dead at his home on Thursday (March 4, 1886) evening, and the conjecture was that he had either died of heart disease or committed suicide.  The latter theory was strengthened when a deadly poison was found in a glass which had contained beer, of which Mitchell had drank.  The conflicting stories told by Mrs. Mitchell, who was the only person present at the time her husband died, have excited Coroner Mix's suspicions.
     According to Mrs. Mitchell's story, her husband sat in his chair smoking his pipe for an hour.  Suddenly he fell to the floor and expired before she could summon assistance.  She thought that death was caused by heart disease, and said that she did not know that there was any poison in the house, and that her husband had not drank any beer.
     When Coroner Mix began his investigation he used a little strategy by getting a neighbor to invite Mrs. Mitchell out to have a cup of tea.  As soon as he had the house to himself he made a thorough search of the premises.  In the pantry he found a yellow glass in which were two lumps covered with froth, which examination proved to be cyanite of potash.  There was also in the glass about two teaspoonfulls of beer.  This was examined and found to be strongly impregnated with the poison.  Although Mrs. Mitchell swore that her husband had not drank any beer, one witness testified that she was in the house during the evening and saw the yellow glass on the table.  Mrs. Mitchell swore that her husband sat in his chair an hour before falling lifeless to the floor, yet it is known that if he had taken the poison it would have killed him in ten minutes.
     The investigation so far made shows that the wife has made a number of erroneous statements.  Mitchell's life was insured for $2,000.  (RCMar12/1886)

JENNE - DANIEL C. JENNE, well known to many of the old citizens of Rome, New York, died at the home of his son-in-law in Sterling, Illinois, Sunday, February 28, 1886, in the 72d year of his age.  Mr. Jenne was a civil engineer of much prominence, and for a quarter of a century was employed in that capacity on the canals of this State.  He was also chief engineer and superintendent of the Utica and Black River Railroad, and was identified at various portions of his life with many other railroad enterprises; was the chief engineer of the improvements on the Fox and Wisconsin river; was chief engineer and superintendent of the Kenosha, Rockford & Rock Island Railroad.  He was appointed by the United States Government to draw plans for improvements of the Des Moines Rapids of Mississippi river.  During six years he was, in reality, State engineer of the State Of Illinois, having charge of the improvements in the Illinois river.  He was widely and favorably known, and his services were always in ready requisition.  His last position was that of President of the Brazil Black Coal Company, which he resigned three weeks before his death.  He was a brother of Mrs. N. H. Barton, of Rome, NY, and Mrs. J. A. Cowles, of New York city.  He leaves of his own family a widow, a son and a daughter (Mr. D. Judson Jenne and Mrs. Taylor Williams).  At his death, Mr. Jenne was deacon of the Fourth Baptist Church, of Chicago.  Rev. J. Spencer Kennard, D. D., his pastor, conducted the funeral services.  He was trustee of Morgan Park Theological Seminary and also trustee of the Chicago University.  (RCMar12/1886)

PLANTZ - Rome, New York.  GEORGE PLANTZ, the father of landloard M. A. Plantz of the Empire House, died at that house Tuesday (March 9, 1886) afternoon, aged 76 years.  His disease was paralysis, with which he was first stricken about a year ago.  A second shock on Thursday evening of last week terminated fatally on Tuesday, as above stated.  He was conscious to the last, but unable to speak.  He formerly resided in Michigan and in St. Louis, but for seven years past has made his home with his son.  (RCMar12/1886)

SCOTT - Mrs JULIA MOORE SCOTT, wife of Lewis A. Scott, formerly postmaster at Lowville, New York, died last Sunday (March 7, 1886) at her home in that village.  She was 44 years of age, and was a cousin of H. S. Ninde of this city. (Rome, NY)      (RCMar12/1886)

SEYMOUR - Mrs. MARY BLEECKER SEYMOUR, widow of the late ex-Governor Seymour, died on Monday (March 8, 1886) morning at the residence of ex-Senator Conkling, in Utica, New York.  She was very ill at the time of her husband's death, and since that event she has continued  rapidly to fail till death ensued.  She was a very estimable lady, and her death is sincerely mourned by a multitude of friends.  She had lived with her husband more than half a century.  (RCMar12/1886)

SPENCER - Rome, New York.  Mrs. A. Spencer is in Cazenovia, whither she was called a few days since by the serious ilness of Miss ELIZABETH SPENCER, a sister of her late husband.  The sick woman is 86 years of age.   (RCMar12/1886)

ABBEY - Rome, New York.  W. S. ABBEY, the father of Mrs. J. J. Armstrong, of this city, died of apoplexy in Brooklyn on Tuesday. (March 9, 1886)  He was 75 years old.  (RCMar12/1886)


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

AGNE - In Utica, New York, March 17, 1886, DANIEL AGNE, son of Jacob Agne, Higginsville, aged 25 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

JONES - In Floyd, New York, March 16, 1886, CATHARINE, wife of William Jones, aged 64 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

NEWHOUSE - In Rome, New York, March 15, 1886, JOHN NEWHOUSE, aged 77 years.  Deceased was for fifty years a resident of Rome, he died last Monday at his home on the road leading to Rome cemetery.  He had been ill for the past year.  He leaves two sons -- John E. and William Newhouse, of Rome -- a brother and sister, Benjamin and Miss Ann Newhouse, of Wright Settlement.    (RCMar19/1886)

MURPHY - At Trenton, New York, March 14, 1886, JOHN D. MURPHY, aged 28 years, 10 months and 14 days.

SPENCER - In New Hartford, New York, March 14, 1886, DAVID H. SPENCER, aged 68 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

CASE - At Vernon, New York, March 14, 1886, JOSIAH CASE, aged 64 years.  Deceased was president of the National Bank of Vernon, and died at his home.  He had been a great sufferer for more than a year past, and death was a welcome visitor.  He was born in Vernon, and was conducting a mercantile business which was established by his father more than 70 years ago.   (RCMar19/1886)

VAN SLYKE - In Rome, New York, March 14, 1886, of apoplexy, ELIAS E. VAN SLYKE, in his 50th year.  (RCMar19/1886)

WELLS - In Utica, New York, March 15, 1886, Mrs. MARY B. WELLS, in the 81st year of her age.  (RCMar19/1886)

SKINNER - In Lowell, New York, March 9, 1886, SARAH S. SKINNER, youngest daughter of  Robert and Maria Skinner, aged 19 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

VAN BROCKLIN - In Rome, New York, March 13, 1886, of consumption, Mrs. EMMA VAN BROCKLIN, aged 39 years.  She resided in the American Block of this city, and died early Saturday morning.  She had been for some time an invalid, and her death was not unexpected.  Her husband Edward Van Brocklin, died of the same disease some years ago.  She leaves an orphan son.   (RCMar19/1886)

TRAFFARN - In Trenton, New York, March 7, 1886, JOB TRAFFARN, aged 82 years and 8 months.  (RCMar19/1886)

MORRIS - In Syracuse, New York, March 11, 1886, DANIEL J. MORRIS, aged 81 years, son of the late Rev. Daniel Morris, the  first Congregational minister in Utica.  (RCMar19/1886)

PRICHARD - At Remsen, New York, March 13, 1886, ROBERT W. PRICHARD, aged 79 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

BIRDSEYE - In Sauquoit, New York, March 13, 1886, EMILY WOOD, widow of the late Levi Birdseye, aged 89 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

SOUTHWORTH - In New York city, New York, March 13, 1886, Mrs. HENRY O. SOUTHWORTH, formerly of Rome, New York.  Deceased was the widow of the late Counselor Southworth who for many years was a member of the distinguished law firm of Pomeroy & Southworth in Rome.  She was about 70 years old.  She was the oldest daughter of James A. Rhodes, of Bridgewater, in this county, who died about two months ago at an advanced age.  Mrs. Southworth leaves four children, Alice M. Ladd, of New York city, James H. Southworth, a lawyer of New York city, Edith Hancock, of Sacramento, Cal., and Mabel A. Tooker, of New York city.  She was buried on Tuesday in the Bridgewater cemetery, in sight of the old homestead where she was born.    (RCMar19/1886)

FREAR - At Fish Creek, New York, March 13, 1886, JAMES H. FREAR, formerly of Utica, in the 67th year of his age.  (RCMar19/1886)

OWENS - In Deerfield, New York, March 14, 1886, after a long and lingering illness, WINNIFRED,  wife of Robert Owens, formerly of Marcy, in her 77th year.  (RCMar19/1886)

MINOR - In New Hartford, New York, March 11, 1886, SARAH,  wife of Orson Minor, aged 33 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

BURR - Deansville, New York.  The death of Miss ALMIRA BURR has cast a shadow of sorrow over our village.  She was a friend to every one, and her sweet words of prayer and counsel to the young and old will long be remembered.  She was for a long time superintendent of our Sunday School and Bible class teacher, and when her health failed her, so that she was obliged to resign, it was with satisfaction that she had done all she could.  (RCMar19/1886)

FERGUSON - Deansville, New York.  Mrs. JANE ANN FERGUSON died Wednesday (March 10, 1886) very suddenly, after an illness of about sixteen hours.  Her disease was called blood poisoning.  (RCMar19/1886)

DUNNING - Rome, New York.  JONATHAN R. DUNNING, a brother of Richard Dunning of this city, died at his home in Bloomindale, Illinois, on Saturday, February 27, 1886, in the 64th year of his age.  He had been ill of liver troubles for about six weeks preceding his death.  Deceased was a native of Rome, and for many years kept a store and the post office at Stanwix.  He went to Illinois, we believe about twenty years ago, where he has been quite successful in business.  He was an earnest Christian, and a genial, social neighbor and friend.  He had been a subscriber to the Roman Citizen for more than forty consecutive years, and all that time he had never been a single year in arrear.  In all business matters his paper was first class, and with them who knew him his word was as good as his bond.  A widow and four children survive him.  (RCMar19/1886)

MURPHY - DANIEL MURPHY, father of Dennis Murphy, of Rome, New York, died in Syracuse last Monday, aged 84 years.  (RCMar19/1886)

TULLOH - Rome, New York.  JAMES TULLOH, father of Daniel and David Tulloh of this city, died during the past night at the residence of the latter on Dominick street.  He had been ill a long time, and his malady was such that it defied the skill of his physicians.  Mr. Tulloh was quite advanced in years, but his usual hale and hearty bearing gave evidence of his living several years yet.  The Grim Destroyer, however, did not pass him by.  The deceased was for many years an honored and respected resident of the town of Lee.  On the death of his wife a few years ago, he retired from active business, since which time he has made his home with his children.  The news of his death will bring deep regret and sorrow to those who ever had the pleasure of his acquaintance.  Besides the two sons alluded to above, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. William Rawnsley, of Augusta.  (RCMar19/1886)

NICHOLS - KELLOGG NICHOLS, the express messenger who was murdered while guarding the property in his (train) car near Morris, Illinois, last Saturday (March 13, 1886) morning, was a native of New Hartford, in this county, and was for several years employed in the clothing store of R. V. Yates, in Utica.  He went to Chicago 25 years ago.  (RCMar19/1886)

LEE - Rome, New York.  Fong Ah Yu, who is under indictment for the murder last July of SING LEE, the Chinese laundryman, in this city, will probably be tried at the present term of court in this city.  Chief of Police Byrnes started for Montreal Tuesday, to subpoena important witnesses for the prosecution.  Should all things be in readiness at that time, it is expected that the trial will commence on Monday, March 29.  (RCMar19/1886)


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

HARTWELL - In Rome, New York, March 19, 1886, WINNIE I. HARTWELL, aged 19 years and three months.  (RCMar26/1886)

VAN DEWALKER - In Rome, New York, March 19, 1886, LEWIS B. VAN DEWALKER, in his 66th year.  (RCMar26/1886)

HEFFRON - In Whitestown, New York, March 20, 1886, JOHN W. HAFFRON, aged 38 years.  (RCMar26/1886)   [last name spelled two ways - transcriber]

THOMAS - At Gang Mills, New York, March 8, 1886, in the 85th year of her age, Mrs. OWEN THOMAS, widow of the late William R. Thomas, of Remsen, and mother of Richard Thomas, of Marcy, William J. Thomas, of Attica, New York, and the late Rowland Thomas, of Utica.  (RCMar26/1886)

GIBSON - In Whitesboro, New York, March 18, 1886, HANNAH L. GIBSON, aged 44 years, 11 months and 7 days.  (RCMar26/1886)

BLEAZARD - In Whitesboro, New York, March 18, 1886, ROBERT BLEAZARD, aged 91 years.  (RCMar26/1886)

McINTOSH - At his late residence in Trenton village, New York, March 22, 1886, HEZERIAH McINTOSH, aged 89 years.  (RCMar26/1886)

HUNT - At Washington, D. C., March 24, 1886, WARD HUNT, ex-Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, in his 76th year.  (RCMar26/1886)

KEELER - At the residence of her son, Harry Douch, in Trenton, New York, Monday, March 15, 1886,  Mrs. JAMES KEELER, aged 61 years, 9 months and 1 day. (RCMar26/1886)

GLAVIN - At his home in Rome, New York, March 20, 1886, JOHN GLAVIN, aged 70.  (RCMar26/1886)

BLANCHARD - At the Whitesboro House, in Rome, New York, March 21, 1886, ADELBERT BLANCHARD, aged 38 years.  (RCMar26/1886)

BROWN - Lee, New York.  News arrived last evening (Mrch 24, 1886) of the death of Mrs. A. K. BROWN, formerly of this place but lately living with her son in Syracuse.  Her age was 68.  Her friends here sadly mourn her death, and her good deeds to the needy will always be remembered.  (RCMar26/1886)

CASTLE - Lee Center, New York.  To-night (March 24, 1886) the friends of the late MIRANDA CASTLE received news of her death at Providence, R. I., which occurred last Sunday (March 21, 1886) in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Patterson, with whom she resided.  Deceased was the widow of the late Gerry Castle, of Central Square, Oswego Co., and was in the 77th year of her age.  She was one of a family of nine children, and emigrated with her parents from Somers, Conn., and settled in Lee, near Lee Corners, some 70 years ago, and subsequently removed to Oswego Co.  She leaves five children, two sons and three daughters.  Henry Ford, her aged brother, still resides at Lee Center.  She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Billings, of Hatfield, and Mrs. Caswell, of Whitehall.  News was received last week from the war department at Washington of the death of her youngest son, Capt. DAVIS CASTLE, accompanied by a flattering notice of his services in the army during the rebellion.  She is mourned by both children and grandchildren.  (RCMar26/1886)

COOK - Rome, New York.  A. J. Broughton and his sister, Miss Mattie Broughton, were called to Whitehall last Friday (March 19, 1886) to attend the funeral of their nephew, MERRITT COOK, a boy of 14, who had died of typhoid fever.  (RCMar26/1886)

PATRICK - Rome, New York.  Mrs. WILLIAM PATRICK, the mother of Mrs. Sanford Adams of this city, died at her home in Des Moines, Iowa, last Tuesday, of paralysis.  Mrs. Adams, who was called there by her mother's illness, telegraphed the news of her death to her husband in this city.  Deceased was 58 years old, and resided in Rome till 1870, when she removed to Des Moines.  Two other children besides Mrs. Adams -- a son and a daughter -- survive their mother.  (RCMar26/1886)

HAINES - Rev. SELDON HAINES D.D., a much respected resident of Rome, New York, died at his home on Court street last Sunday (March 21, 1886) evening, aged 85 years and 4 months.   Following is an article appearing in the Sentinel on Monday.
               "Seldon Haines was born in Hartland, Conn., Nov. 27, 1800, and was the fifth of a family of ten children, three sons and seven daughters.  His father, Asa Haines, who was born at Bridgehampton, Long Island, in 1765, was a decendant of Benjamin Haines, who settled at Hampton, L. I., agbout 1639-40.  The numerous members of the Haines family now living on the Island and in the States of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey are all descendants of Benjamin Haines.  His mother was the youngest daughter of Deacon Timothy Fuller, a lineal descendant of Dr. Samuel Fuller, one of the first settlers of Plymouth, who came to this country in the Mayflower.  He had attached himself to the Puritans while at Leyden, came to America as a member of Robinson's church, and     "was highly distinguished for his moral and Christian virtues."  Mr. Haines' mother was born at East Haddam, Conn., Nov. 6, 1770.  Soon after the war of the revolution her parents removed to Hartford.  She died in Ohio in 1861.
     In 1806 the father of Selden Haines removed to Granby, Conn., where he lived until September, 1818, when he went to Ohio and settled in Vernon, Trumbull County.  He died there Sept. 1, 1849, in the 84th year of his age, leaving a widow and ten children, his death being the first in a family of more than sixty years continuance.  His children were all married.  A majority of them lived beyond the limit of three score years and ten, and were members of evangelical churches.
       [There is next a LONG listing of where Seldon got his education and moves, and jobs.  If interested I can send you a photocopy by snail mail - transcriber] [Wouldn't you love to find the above type info attached to all the death notices?!!]
            Besides a wife, three daughters -- Mrs. Curtis, of Yonkers, and Mrs. Baird and Mrs. Vernon of Rome, New York, survive.  (RCMar26/1886)

ROBERTS - WARD - ALLEN - SMITH - WARD
          Death has made fearful havoc in our old home, New London, New York.  Five deaths in a row, on the opposite side of the street from our domicile -- all within a few weeks of each other -- E. P.. ROBERTS, Dr. J. S. WARD, D. G. ALLEN, ex-postmaster; JACOB SMITH, a Hudson River engineer.  The latter awaking in the night, died in ten minutes.  The last, Mrs. SARAH WARD, wife of Dr. Ward, report says, died from grief.  (RCMar26/1886)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 2, 1886

WHEELER - In Rome, New York, March 27, 1886, LOUISA C. WHEELER, wife of Counselor William H. Wheeler, died on Monday morning at her home on Liberty street.  Her age was 28 years, and only about a year ago she had entered the home of her husband a loved and loving bride.  But the fell destroyer consumption soon marked her for its own, and for several months she had been gradually wasting and failing.  Still she kept up courage, and only took to her bed a day before her death.  She had many friends in the city, who grieve deeply over their loss.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of Vienna, and besides her parents leaves a sister and two brothers.  (RCApr02/1886)

BLAIR - In Rome, New York, March 26, 1886, Mrs. ADELIA B. BLAIR, the widow of the late Justice Abner B. Blair, died of paralysis last Friday morning at her home on Spring street in this city.  She was stricken with paralysis on the 20th of January, which affected her left side, and the second and fatal shock was experienced the Sunday evening before her death.  She was 70 years of age, and was married to Mr. Blair when she was 19.  She leaves no children or other near relatives, except a brother, Henry Birdsall, who lives in Canfield, Ohio.  (RCApr02/1886)

BENEDICT - In Rome, New York, March 28, 1886, Miss CAROLINE BENEDICT, aged 78 years, was the aunt of Mrs. E. J. Lawton and died at the residence of Dr. Lawton, on Court street, last Sunday evening.  Her desease was congestion of the lungs, of which she had been ill but ten days.  All her life had been spent in Clinton up to twelve years ago, since which time she has resided at  Dr. Lawton's.  (RCApr02/1886)

MAHANA - In Rome, New York, March 27, 1886, of consumption, Mrs. NANCY MAHANA, aged 68 years.  (RCApr02/1886)

WILLIAMS - In Delta, New York, March 28, 1886, of consumption, Mrs. MARY WILLIAMS, aged 82 years.  She was the widow of the late Roger Williams.  She had been sick for several years and her death was not unexpected.  Funeral March 31st at the residence.  (RCApr02/1886)

CARPENTER - In Westmoreland, New York, March 26, 1886, GEORGE C. CARPENTER, aged 53 years.  (RCApr02/1886)

ANDERSON - Mrs. CHRISTINA ANDERSON, widow of a veteran of the war of 1812, died in the town of Deerfield, New York, in this county last week, in the 90th year of her age.  She was formerly a resident of Vernon.  (RCApr02/1886)

POWELL -  LIBERTY POWELL, a native of Whitestown, New York, died at his home in Utica Monday (March 29, 1886) evening, at the advanced age of 90 years.  All his life had been passed in this county.  His father lived to be 102 years old, and his mother died at 84.  (RCApr02/1886)

McAULEY - BARNEY McAULEY, well known to Rome theatre-goers as "Uncle Dan'l" in his play of "A Messenger from Jarvis Section," died in St. Vincent's Hospital, Boston, on Monday (March 29, 1886).  He was a good actor but a very hard drinker, and his death is the result of his dissipated habits.  (RCApr02/1886)

FRASER - Rome, New York.  MILTON B. FRASER, formerly of this city, died at his home in West Point, Neb., on Sunday, March 21, 1886, of inflammatory rheumatism.  He had only been ill a couple of weeks.  Deceased for a number of years conducted a manufactory on Front street in this city of a gang cheese press, of which he was the patentee.  He was a brother of Dr. C. E. Fraser of this city, and leaves a widow and seven children.  He had many friends in this section who will sincerely regret his death.  (RCApr02/1886)  [see also (RCMar30/1888)-FRASER]

FERGUSON - Capt. SAMUEL M. FERGUSON, formerly of Boonville, in this county, died at his home in New York city last Friday (March 26, 1886) evening of softening of the brain.  His age was 58 years.  Mr. Ferguson was a boat-builder in Boonville for many years, and a prominent and active Republican.  He was a captain in the 97th regiment of N.Y.S. Volunteers, and some eight or ten years ago was superintendent of the Black River Canal.  He removed to New York city but a few months ago.  The remains were taken to Boonville, New York, for interment.  (RCApr02/1886)
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 9, 1886

CANDEE - At his home in Waterville, New York, March 28, 1886, WILLIAM B. CANDEE, in the 55th year of his age.  (RCApr09/1886)

KELLY - In Rome, New York, April 2, 1886, MARCELLA KELLEY, aged 36 years, 6 months and 25 days.  (RCApr09/1886)

NOXON - In Camden, New York, March 26, 1886, HARMON S. NOXON, aged 35 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

COVILLE - In Vienna, New York, March 29, 1886, NANCY COVILLE, aged 70 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

OWEN - In Camden, New York, March 30, 1886, JENNIE C.,  wife of James P. Owen, aged 34 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

HOOKS - In Camden, New York, March 30, 1886, JOHN HOOKS, aged 78 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

BROOKS - In the town of Kirkland, New York, March 27, 1886, THOMAS BROOKS, aged 23 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

TERPENNING - At the residence of A. I. Foote, 287 Pennsylvania avenue, Denver, Colorado, March 29, 1886, A. L. TERPENNING, M. D., of Westmoreland, New York.  (RCApr09/1886)  [another article in the same paper follows:
               We mentioned last week that Dr. A. L. Terpenning, of  Westmoreland, who had been spending the winter in Denver, Colorado, for the benefit of his health, was rapidly failing, and that his wife had been summoned to his bed side.  The following item, which we clip from the Denver Tribune-Republican of March 30, shows that she reached him none too early:
              "Dr. A. L. Terpenning died yesterday at the residence of A. I. Foot.  Dr. Terpenning was only 39 years of age, but was a physician and surgeon of unusual skill and promise.  He was a graduate of Bellevue Medical College, and at his former home in Westmoreland, New York, he enjoyed a large practice.  He died of consumption.  He came to Colorado in 1884 for his health, and improved so much that he was intending to make this his home.  Last August he went East to close up his business, and he grew worse, returning here in October, since which time he has gradually grown worse.  His wife was with him when he died, arriving three hours before his death."
     Mr. Foote, at whose home Dr. Trepenning died, formerly resided at Clinton in Oneida county, his wife having formerly been Miss Ellen Jackson, a sister of Mrs. William Start of Westmoreland, and for some years a missionary in Syria.  (RCApr09/1886)

LONG - At Washington Mills, New York, April 3, 1886, MICHAEL LONG, aged 47 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

BOOTH - In New Hartford, New York, April 5, 1886, Mrs. ALBERT BOOTH, aged 73 years.  (RCApr09/1886)

McLOUGHLIN - At Holland Patent, New York, April 5, 1886, ANNA G. McLOUGHLIN, eldest daughter of James and Mary McLoughlin.  (RCApr09/1886)

HASSAM - In Clinton, New York, April 5, 1886, Mrs. JULIA HASSAM, in her 79th year.  (RCApr09/1886)

DUNHAM - In Sauquoit, New York, April 6, 1886, MATTIE L. FLAGG, wife of Irving G. Dunham.  (RCApr09/1886)  [another notice under Taberg, NY Items, in the same paper follows:]
               The remains of Mrs. Irvine Dunham, of Sauquoit, will be brought here next Thursday (to-morrow) for burial.  Mrs. Dunham, nee Miss Mattie Flagg, was brought up in our village, and has a large circle of relatives and friends here who received the news of her death with sincere sorrow.  The funeral will occur at the M. E. Church, Rev. C. H. Wetherbee, of the Baptist Church, officiating.  (RCApr09/1886)  [Irving and Irvine and both used in these notices --transcriber]

STRONG - Rome, New York.  Mrs. A. STRONG died on Wednesday (April 7, 1886) evening  at the residence of her niece, Mrs. David Jones, on Court street, aged 83 years.  Her death was the result of old age.  Most of her life till the last six years was spent in Brooklyn, but since the death of her husband she has lived with different relatives.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and an earnest Christian woman.  N. D. Nicholson, of Rome, and Charles A. Nicholson, of Utica, are her nephews.  (RCApr09/1886)

ROOT - Delta, New York.  W. E. Bacon and wife were called to Norway, Herkimer Co., N.Y., last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bacon's sister, Mrs. ROOT.  (RCApr09/1886)

HICKS - Delta, New York.  Mrs. ISAAC HICKS died Wednesday (April 7, 1886) evening.  She had not been in good health for several years.  Her age was 78 years.  Her funeral was largely attended at her late residence on Sunday at 1:30 o'clock.  Rev. J. W. Simpson officiating.  The remains were interred at Westernville, New York.  (RCApr09/1886) [see also (RCMay21/1886)-HICKS]
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 16, 1886

MUDGE - In Rome, New York.  Mrs. ROZINA MUDGE, wife of Nathaniel Mudge, died at their residenct of Washington street last Saturday (April 10, 1888) morning, in the 77th year of her age.  For more than thirty years she had suffered from a bronchial affection which caused a distressing cough, and though she had been treated by many physicians, none had succeeded in curing or alleviating it.  She was very slight and frail in appearance, and it has been a wonder to her  friends how she could so long have borne such a severe affection without more serious consequences.  She had all along, for years, times of bleeding at the lungs, when she would be very ill, but from each attack of this kind she would rally, and be as well apparently as before.  But early last fall she had to take to her bed, and has failed slowly ever since till the end came.
     The maiden name of Mrs. Mudge was Elmer, and she was aunt to L. E. and C. W. Elmer of this city.  She was born in the town of Winfield, Herkimer Co., New York, January 23, 1810.  June 2, 1830, at the age of 20, she was married to Nathantiel Mudge of Rome, with whom she has lived happily for nearly fifty-six years.  Many of our readers will remember the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary, nearly six years ago.  Mrs. Mudge was a devoted Christian woman of exemplary piety.  Her membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church dates back to her girlhood, and when she came here to take up her abode she brought with her a certificate of membership in the M. E. Church of Winfield.  November 17, 1830, she united by letter with the First M. E. Church of Rome, her husband at the same time becoming a member of that church.  Next November would have been fifty-six years that they had walked hand in hand together, in their church relations, thier membership antedating that of every other person now connected with the First M. E. Church.
     Besides her husband, Mrs. Mudge leaves a daughter, Mrs. George R. Marriott of Rome, and two sisters -- Mrs. Harriet Boss, of Deansville, and Mrs. Rhoda Green, of Albion, Michigan.
     Funeral services were held at the family residence on Washington street, at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  A large number of people was present, notwithstanding the lowery weather, among them a number of Methodist clergyman.  Of these two of the former pastors of deceased came from other towns to attend the funeral -- Rev. J. B. Foote of Chittenango, and Rev. Wesley Mason of Syracuse.
     The remains, which were enclosed in a rich casket of black cloth, handsomely decorated with floral offerings, looked very natural and peaceful.  Very many of the friends paused a moment to take a farewell look at the one they had known for so many years.  The interment was in Rome cemetery, J. D. Ely, A. W. Honsinger, E. E. Carr, N. B. Foote, J. B. Nicholson and R. M. Bingham acting as bearers.  (RCApr16/1886)  [see also (RCMay13/1887)-MUDGE]

NOYES - JOHN HUMPHREY NOYES, the founder of Oneida Community, died at Niagara Falls, in Canada, last Tuesday.  He was in the 75th year of his age, having been born September 8, 1811.  The public generally have been inclined to look upon Noyes as naturally depraved and wicked, like Brigham Young and some of his confreres in Mormondon, but there is good reason to believe that the Community leader started his peculiar system under the influence of what he deemed religious conviction.  He was educated for the ministry and preached for some time in one of the orthodox denominations, but he early took up the idea of "perfection," as illustrated in the workings of Oneida Community, and what religion he had was shipwrecked.  Since he was driven out by the raid of the ministers in 1879, he had resided at Niagara Falls with his wife, a sister, and a few friends.  Besides his wife, he leaves one legitimate son, Dr. Theodore Noyes, of New York city.  (RCApr16/1886)   [see also (RCJan15/1886)-NOYES]

ADSIT - In Steuben, New York, April 11, 1886, ERASTUS ADSIT, in the 84th year of his age.  (RCApr16/1886)

JONES - At Trenton, New York, April 10, 1886, WILLIAM G. JONES, in his 79th year.  (RCApr16/1886)

GEIGER - April 4, 1886, at Community, New York, WILLIAM GEIGER, aged 31 years.  (RCApr16/1886)

MURPHY - In Rome, New York, April 8, 1886, ELLEN, relict of the late Daniel Murphy, aged 90 years.  (RCApr16/1886)   [see also (RCMar19/1886)-MURPHY]

BARKER - At Floyd, New York, April 11, 1886, LILLIE BELL, only child of George and the late Jennie Barker, aged 13 years, 11 months and 27 days.  (RCApr16/1886)

CLARK - In Utica, New York, April 10, 1886, JAMES CLARK, Sr., aged 82 years, 4 months and 27 days.  (RCApr16/1886)

WARD - Lee Center, New York.  The funeral services of Mrs. JOHN WARD were held in the M. E. Church Monday (April 12, 1886), Rev. J. W. Simpson officiating.  Mrs. Ward had been in very poor health the past year.  She leaves a husband, son, two daughters and several grandchildren to mourn.  (CApr16/1886)

STEDMAN - Taberg, New York.  Mrs. SOPHIA STEDMAN, wife of Oliver Stedman, died last Sunday (April 11, 1886) morning, aged 75 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Stedman have passed their entire lives in this town and the town of Lee.  Two years ago they celectrated the fiftieth anniversary of their married life.  Ever since her childhood, Mrs. Stedman has been a faithful and consistent member of the M. E. Church.  She raised a large family of children, and lived to see them all married and comfortably settled in life, and has passed peacefully to her rest, and surely great will be her reward.  The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church at 2 P. M. to-day.  (RCApr16/1886)

COLLINS - Taberg, New York.  The funeral of JOHN COLLINS was attended from his residence on Monday (April 12, 1886).  An immense concourse of people attended the funeral, and the remains were taken to the cemetery at Annsville, New York.  (RCApr16/1886)

KNEELAND - A. D. Kneeland, a law student in the office of John S. Baker, was summoned home to Augusta, New York,  last Tuesday morning by a telephone message announcing the dangerous illness of his father, A.J. KNEELAND, who had been badly injured by a blow on the head from a falling limb while gathering up in the woods a few days before.  It is feared he could not recover.  (RCApr16/1886)
              [following article in the next weeks' paper:]
     A. J. Kneeland died Saturday (April 20, 1886) morning from the effects of the wound received in the sap bush about two weeks ago.  The wound was not considered dangerous at first, but erysipelas set in, and that together with the wound soon caused his death.  The limb which struck him weighed nineteen pounds and fell about eighty feet.
     The funeral services were attended from his late residence Monday.  His wife and ten children survive him, among whom are H. J. Kneeland, lawyer, of Binghamton, C. L. Kneeland, stenographer, of  Providence, R. I., and A. D. Kneeland, a law student, of Rome.  (RCApr23/1886)

GOODELL - JOHN GOODELL died at his home in Westmoreland, New York, two miles south of Lowell, last Saturday (April 10, 1886), aged 86 years.  He was born in Yorkshire, England, but came to this country 60 years ago.  He leaves two sons and four daughters -- Daniel Goodell and Mrs. Leonard Smith, of Westmoreland; Mrs. H. Sturdevant and Mrs. D. Bronson, of Vernon; Mrs. Owens, of Utica, and William Goodell, of Peoria, Illinois.  (RCApr16/1886)

TOWNSEND - HENRY F. TOWNSEND, a brother of John Townsend of Rome, New York, died at his home in Dover, Lenawee Co., Michigan, on Wednesday (April 14, 1886), in his 77th year.  He went from Westmoreland to Michigan 47 years ago.  (RCApr16/1886)

LAMB - Rome, New York.  AVERY W. LAMB died at his home, No. 103 Thomas street, yesterday morning, aged 53 years.  His death was the result of a billious attack, of which he has been ailing about ten days.  He had only been confined to his bed for two days, but in that brief time he failed rapidly.  Deceased came from Wampsville, Madison Co., to Rome 23 years ago, and commenced work at the tinning business for James Walker, and after his death continued to work in the same shop for Clark & Brockett.  He leaves three children -- all of this city -- Webber M. and Misses Flora A. and Helen A. Lamb.   (RCApr16/1886)

WILSON - Rome, New York.  Mrs. SARAH WILSON, wife of John B. Wilson, died at her home at the corner of Roberts and East Bloomfield streets last Friday (April 9, 1886) morning.  Her disease was pneumonia, of which she had been ill about a week.  She was fifty years of age, and was born in Rhode Island, where she continued to reside until about seven years ago, when she removed with her husband  to this city.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, a consistent Christian, and a lady of amiable qualities.  She leaves a husband, who has the sympathy of many friends.  Brief funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon, by Rev. E. Arnold, and the remains were taken to Providence, Rhode Island, for interment.  (RCApr16/1886)
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 23, 1886

ROWBOTHAM - At Ridge Mills, New York, April 11, 1886, ISABELLA ROWBOTHAM, widow of the late Thomas Rowbotham, aged 78 years.  (RCApr23/1886)

DALEY - In Rome, New York, April 9, 1886, JAMES DALEY, aged 65 years.  (RCApr23/1886)

MAXFIELD - In Utica, New York, at 12:30 A. M., April 20, 1886, BESSIE MAUD MAXFIELD, daughter of Rouse B. and Ella M. Maxfield, aged 7 years.  The remains were brought to Taberg, N.Y. for burial.   (RCApr23/1886)

READ - In Rome, New York, April 20, 1886, Dr. A. READ, aged 81 years, 2 months and 12 days.  (RCApr23/1886)

OWENS - In Marcy, New York, April 20, 1886, ROBERT OWENS, aged 70 years, 2  months and 18 days.  (RCApr23/1886)   [see also (RCMar19/1886)-OWENS]

PALMER - At Washington Mills, New York, April 20, 1886, GEORGE H. PARKER, aged 35 years, 11 months and 7 days.  (RCApr23/1886)

REILLY - In New Hartford, New York, April 20, 1886, MICHAEL W. REILLY, aged 41 years.  (RCApr23/1886)

MITCHELL - Taberg, New York.  Michael Mitchell's son DENNIS is very sick, and there is said to be little hope of his recovery.  (RCApr23/1886)  [see also (RCOct08/1886)-MITCHELL]

CHILDS - Westernville, New York.  The funeral of Mrs. A. M. CHILDS was held in the M. E. church yesterday (April 21, 1886) morning.  The remains were taken north for burial.  (RCApr23/1886)

SWEATMAN - JOSEPH SWEATMAN, an old resident of West Lee, New York, aged 71 years, was found dead in bed by  his wife during Thursday night of last week (April 15, 1886).  It is supposed he died of heart disease.  (RCApr23/1886)
 

ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 30, 1886

MYERS - In Hecla, New York, April 25, 1886, SUSAN E. BURKE, wife of George Myers and daughter of A. J. and Louisa M. Burke, of Rome, New York.  (RCApr30/1886)
             [another article in same paper]
     Mrs. George E. Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burke of Rome, died at her home in Hecla last Sunday morning.  She was only 20 years old, but leaves besides her husband two children, the younger being less than two weeks old.  (RCApr30/1886)

JONES - In Marcy, New York, April 21, 1886, ELIZABETH, widow of the late Morris Jones, and mother of D. M. Jones, of Marcy; Mrs. Hugh Davis and Mrs. John W. Jones, of Utica, and Mrs. Ten Eyck, of Albany, N.Y., aged 89 years and 2 months.  (RCApr30/1886)

BLAKSLEE - At Hillburn, Rockland County, New York, April 21, 1886, HOWARD CULVER, son of William E. and Mary Culver Blakslee, aged 10 years.  (RCApr30/1886)

O'DONNELL - In Rome, New York, April 21, 1886, Mrs. KATHERINE O'DONNELL, widow of Arthur O'Donnell, aged 80 years.  (RCApr30/1886)

ANDERSON - At Clinton, New York, April 24, 1886, JAMES ANDERSON, aged 62 years.  (RCApr30/1886)
               [another article in same paper]
     James Anderson, a respected citizen of Clinton, committed suicide last Saturday on the farm occupied by his mother, about two miles from his own home by shooting himself in the head with a pistol.  The weapon used was the same with which his brother Andrew killed himself five years ago this month.  The cause was melancholia, growing out of failing health.  He leaves a widow and two daughters.  His age was 62 years.  (RCApr30/1886)

COMSTOCK - At Clark's Mills, New York, April 27, 1886, SARAH E., wife of James M. Comstock, in her 60th year.  (RCApr30/1886)

FITZPATRICK - In Clinton, New York, April 23, 1886, THOMAS FITZPATRICK, in his 76th year.  (RCApr30/1886)

ROBINSON - In LaFayette, New York, April 16, 1886, HARVEY ROBINSON, brother of Mrs. Orton Gridley, of Clinton, NY, in his 71st year.  (RCApr30/1886)

FORD - At Lee Center, New York, April 28, 1886, HENRY FORD, in the 95th year of his age.  (RCApr30/1886)
               [another article in same paper]
     Henry Ford, the oldest man in this village, died at 2 P.M. yesterday (April 28, 1886), at the ripe age of 94 years and 6 days.  For some thirteen years since the death of his wife he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Young, with whom he was living at the time of his death.  The funeral will be held on Friday, the 30th inst., at 2 P.M.  Deacon Ford came into this town seventy years ago, and settled at Delta.  (RCApr30/1886)
               [another article in next week's paper]
     Lee Center, May 6, 1888 -- Deacon Henry Ford, who was mentioned in Lee Cener Items last week as having died on the 28th ult. at the residence of D.S. Young, with whom he had lived for many years, was always greatly respected by all who knew him.  A large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the house of mourning to express their sympathy for the bereaved relatives and to console over the loss of one who had lived so long among them, and had outlived the contemporaries of his early years.  Rev. S. Dewey of Delta, delivered an able sermon.
     The remains of deceased were deposited in the Lee Center Cemetery beside those of his late wife, who died some 28 years ago, to await the second coming of Christ Jesus, in the last great day.
     He lived for others, like the Master; he sought to do good and not evil all his life.  He was little known save in the private walks of life, among intimate friends.  He had charity for all and malice toward none.  He never possessed a child, but was a great lover of children.  He leaves two sisters in Massachusetts and one in Wisconsin, and a brother and numerous nephews and nieces, to mourn and to miss his friendly greeting and smiling face.  (RCMay07/1886)

WOERNER - Rome, New York.  Rev. Father WOERNER, who acted as pastor of St. Mary's Church last year while Father Smith was in Palestine, was buried in Albany last Tuesday.(April 27, 1886)     (RCApr30/1886)

SEYMOUR - Ex-Senator Conkling and wife, are spending a few days in Washington for the benefit of Mrs. C's health, which has suffered through the sickness and death of her brother, Gov. SEYMOUR, and his WIFE, at her home.  (RCApr30/1886)

KINCATE - Rome, New York.  CADWELL KINCATE, 61 years of age, died of pneumonia at the Spellicy House in this city last Sunday evening (April 25, 1886), after an illness of five days.  He had lived in this city about twelve years, but was originally from Florence, where his remains were taken for interment.  (RCApr30/1886)

CAMPBELL - The will of the late SAMUEL CAMPBELL, of New York Mills was filed in the County Clerk's office on Wednesday.  He leaves his wife an annual income of $10,000.  The executors are his sons, Samuel R. and John S. Campbell, and son-in-law, George H. Warner and Judson B. Andrews.  (RCApr30/1886)


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