Thanks to Barbara
Andresen for sending this in!
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 7, 1886
OLMSTEAD - In Utica, New York, at her residence, No. 66 Whitesboro street, Thursday, May 6, 1886, MARY, wife of W. H. Olmstead, aged 56 years and 4 months. (RCMay07/1886)
DOUGHERTY - In Rome, New York, May 4, 1886, MARGARET DOUGHERTY, aged 50 years and 2 months. (RCMay07/1886)
ROWLEY - In Rome, New York, on Friday, April 30, 1886, EUNICE ROWLEY, wife of Jeremiah Rowley, aged 72 years. (RCMay07/1886)
PEARSALL - In Rome, New York, May 6, 1886, ELIZABETH PEARSALL, wife of Herbert D. Pearsall, in the 29th year of her age. (RCMay07/1886)
BAUER - In Rome, New York, May 4, 1886, EUSEBIUS BAUER, aged 66 years. (RCMay07/1886) [see also (RCMar4/1887)-BAUR]
RUSSELL - In Floyd, New York, April 29, 1886, Mrs. ISABELLE RUSSELL, relict of the late James Russell, Sr., aged 90 years. (RCMay07/1886)
GRAVES - In Rome, New York, April 29, 1886, MARY ANN GRAVES, wife of Horace T. Graves, in the 50th year of her age. (RCMay07/1886)
PHILLIPS - Taberg, New York. Mr. PHILLIPS, spoken of last week died Saturday (May 1, 1886) morning. He was never conscious after receiving the last shock. HIs funeral occurred at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon. (RCMay07/1886)
MALONE - Deansville, New York. Mrs. FRANCIS MALONE died quite suddenly on Saturday (May 1, 1886) at her home in this village. (RCMay07/1886)
SOMERS - Deansville, New York. It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Miss HARRIETT SOMERS, Thursday, April 29, after a long and painful illness. Her disease was such that it baffled all medical skill. When first taken sick she was west teaching, but she rallied and returned home only to die. She began to fail soon after she got home, and since then has been a great sufferer. She will be greatly missed, for she was always ready to do whatever her hands found to do (and that willingly.) The poor and needy always found her a friend. As a teacher she was very successful. She possessed also very rare musical talent. She selected Prof. Best, of Clinton, to make the remarks at her funeral and the choir she selected from friends of hers in Utica. Her bearers were J. A. Corey, H. G. Bartlett, R. Fairbanks and H. Chapman. (RCMay07/1886)
ROSS - JOHN E. ROSS, who resided in Camden, New York, for the past 15 years, died at his home last Friday (April 30, 1886) night, after only a week's illness. About a week before his death he was attacked with inflammatory rheumatism, which crept slowly up to his brain, causing death. He was beloved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and four young children. (RCMay07/1886)
HUSTED - Taberg, New York. About 6 o'clock Monday (May 3, 1886)
morning Mrs. GEORGE HUSTED, after many years of patient suffering, passed
quietly to her rest. She was seventy-five years of age, and had passed
most of her life in the neighborhood in which she died. She leaves
a husband and two daughters who deeply mourn the loss of a tender wife
and loving mother, besides a large circle of relatives and neighbors who
will sympathize with the family in their bereavement. The funeral
was largely attended from the house this afternoon (May 6). Sermon
by Rev. Mr. Rounds, of Utica. (RCMay07/1886)
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 14, 1886
CARR - Rome, New York, May 7, 1886, ROBERT CARR, formerly of New London,
was found dead in his bed last Friday at the residence of his half brother,
A. E. Wentworth, on Stanwix street in Rome, New York. His death is
supposed to have been occasioned by heart disease as he had been troubled
with heart difficulties for some time. For a number of years past
he had been residing with his son-in-law, John D. Oxner, in New York city,
and when that gentleman removed his family to Rome recently to take possesion
of the David Utley residence on Washington street which he had purchased,
Mr. Carr went to Mr. Wentworth's to stay until his daughter could get settled
in her new home. They little thought that before that time he would
find a home in a "mansion not made with hands."
Deceased was 74 years of age, and was born in Verona, in which town he continued to reside for more than sixty years. In his younger days he followed the Erie Canal, and forty-five years ago no more popular "line boat" captain was known on the great waterway than Capt. Robert Carr, of New London. He was a pleasant, genial man, and had a host of friends. A son and a daughter survive him -- Alonzo Carr of New London, and Mrs. John D. Oxner of Rome.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. Crofoot of North Western, who had been pastor of the M.E. Church at New Londaon when deceased resided there. The services consisted of a prayer at the residence of Mr. Wentworth and a sermon and other services at the Seventh Day Baptist Church at Rathbunville. The remains were interred in the cemetery at that place. (RCMay14/1886)
ROSS - Rome, New York, Thursday, May 6, 1886, JOHN M. ROSS, aged 87 years. He was the father of Alexander and David Ross, and died at the residence of the latter on the old Jervis farm on the Turin road. Deceased came from England to this country thirty-one years ago. His death was not of any particular disease,but was a result of extreme age. (RCMay14/1886)
STERN - At Bridgewater, New York, May 6, 1886, CHARLES STERN, aged 18 years, 8 months and 4 days. (RCMay14/1886)
FOLEY - In Rome, New York, on May 6, 1886, Mrs. ANN FOLEY, in the 71st year of her age. (RCMay14/1886)
PRENTICE - WILLIAM H. PRENTICE, a skillful machinist aged 55 years, committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself in his shop in Utica. The coroner's jury find the act was committed while temporarily insane. Deceased was the father of Dr. William A. Prentice, of Utica. (RCMay14/1886)
CHILDS - Mr. R. H. CHILDS, one of Canastota's oldest and most highly respected citizens, departed this life last Monday (May 10, 1886) morning at the age of 77 years. (RCMay14/1886)
MOULTON - Col. DAVID MOULTON, one of the last known survivers of the
early settlers of Oneida County, died at his home at Floyd Corners last
Friday (May 7, 1886) morning. He was stricken with paralysis the
preceeding Saturday, and was rendered totally helpless, though he retained
consciousness and the power of speech till the day he died. His death
occurred at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Julia Sleeper, with whom
he had made his home for several years past.
Col. Moulton was 89 years old, having been born in Connecticut in 1797. In 1800, when the boy was only three years old, his father, Ebenezer Moulton, removed to Floyd, in this county, so that Col. Moulton's residence there dates from the beginning of the century. He started life as a farmer, and while it is many years since he has had much to do with agriculture pursuits, he was nominally a farmer till his death.
He was a politician of the ultra Democratic school, and up to the breaking out of the war he was supposed to carry the political power of his town in his trousers pockets. His influence in this direction gained him the soubriquet of "King of Floyd." For more than twenty years he represented his town in the County Board of Supervisors, and was also a Member of Assembly two years in succession more than fifty years ago. At the second election of President Andrew Johnson, in 1832, he was Presendential Elector for this district. In 1840 he was elected Sheriff, but was removed from office by Gov. Seward on some charge before the expiration of his term.
Deceased has been twice married, and his second wife survives him. He also leaves four daughters -- Mrs. Henry N. Kellogg and Mrs. Edwin Kellogg, of New York city, Mrs. W. H. Pratt, of Utica, and Mrs. Julia Sleeper, of Floyd.
Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Egar, rector of Zion Church in this city, officiating. A large number of prominent men were present from Utica, Rome, and other parts of the county. The remains were interred in Floyd cemetery. The following gentlemen acted as bearers: George Barnard, Giles Hawley and Lewis Gaylord, of Rome, William E. Clark of Marcy, George Graham of Oriskany, Hon. J. Thomas Spriggs of Utica, Hon. David Gray of Marcy, and Hon. C. M. Dennison of Utica. (RCMay14/1886) [see also (RCMay21/1886)-MOULTON]
DOUGLASS - Taberg, New York. Mrs. FRANK DOUGLASS died of consumption last Friday (May 7, 1886) at the home of ther father, Henry Austin, Esq. She was only 21 years of age, and leaves two little children. Her funeral was very largely attended at the Baptist Church last Sunday. Sermon by the pastor, Rev. C. H. Wetherbee. (RCMay14/1886)
MUNNEY - ROBERT P. MUNNEY, a one-legged veteran soldier living
in New London, New York, and following the trade of a carpenter, came to
Rome last Monday (May 10, 1886) on business, and at 6:30 started for home
with a horse and buggy which he had obtained at the livery stable of J.
S. McCarthy, intending to return with it next day. But early next
morning a boatman on an eastward bound boat saw the body of the horse and
the remains of the carriage floating in the canal about one and a half
miles east of New London, and notified William Herrig, who resides a mile
or two further east of his discovery. Herrig went to New London and
told the story, and Thomas Drummond and Charles Roberts started down the
towpath to see if they could identify the rig. Failing to do so,
they came on down to Rome, where they learned about Munney's trip and concluded
the rig must have been his. They notified Coroner Millington, and
he ordered the canal to be dragged for the body. This was done, and
after about an hour's work Munney's body was found some little distance
from where the horse had been discovered.
The coroner that evening impaneled a jury consisting of Z. J. Tuttle, Nelson Swan, Charles Marcellus, James Hedigan, Eugene Guest, Perry Ball and E. J. Lawton, and they, after hearing the evidence, brought in a verdict of accidental drowning. There was no question but Munney had driven up the towpath, and the night being very dark and rainy, had accidentally driven into the canal. The horse was blind in one eye, and this may have contributed to the accident. The wagon had been crushed by passing boats till it was almost entirely destroyed. Mr. McCarthy fixes his loss on the rig at $300.
The drowned man was about 40 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children -- the oldest 13 years old. He had an insurance on his life in the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company for $2,000. (RCMay14/1886)
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 21, 1886
DENISON - At Whitesboro, New York, May 17, 1886, HENRY A. DENISON. (RCMay21/1886)
WRIGHT - In Rome, New York, May 16, 1886, WILLIAM ELY WRIGHT, in the
78th year of his age, an old and well known resident of Rome, died last
Sunday evening at his home on Thomas street. His disease was bilious
pneumonia, of which he had been ill about a week.
Deceased was born in the town of Rome, his grandfather, Lieut. Ebenezer Wright, and his brother Thomas, with their wives, having come here from Wethersfield, Conn., in 1789, and founded Wright Settlement, a few miles northeast of this city. William Wright, (father of deceased) was a merchant and an active business man, engaged in the promotion of many important enterprises. Benjamin Wright, chief engineer in the construction of the Erie Canal, was an uncle of deceased.
William E. Wright was a well educated man and an inventor of no mean ability. Had he possessed the means to carry out his plans the world would have been indebted to him for many valuable improvements which never reached fruition. His attempts to establish a peat fuel manufactory is a case in point. Personally he was genial and companionable, and a conversation with him was generally both instructive and entertaining. He was an earnest Christian man, and a worthy member of the First M. E. Church.
He was married in 1832 to Miss Maria Roberts, a niece of Judge Roberts of Rome, with whom he lived happily for 52 years, his wife dying about two years ago. He leaves three daughters -- Miss Jennie L. Wright of Baldwinsville, Miss Anna Wright and Mrs. Charles W. Ellis of this city.
Funeral services were held at his late residence on Thomas street Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. Shepherd of the M. E. Church. The bearers were David Ross, Rufus Keeney, George Huntington, N. Mudge, Rev. T. B. Jervis and A. K. Adams. The interment took place in the Rome cemetery. (RCMay21/1886)
REID - In Kirkland, New York, May 16, 1886, of paralysis, Mrs. MARY REID, relict of Christopher Reid, and aunt of Mrs. H. G. Trembley, of Utica, in the 94th year of her age. She had resided for fifty years on the farm where she died. (RCMay21/1886)
SMITH - In Blossvale, New York, May 19, 1886, MARY, wife of William Smith, aged 88. (RCMay21/1886)
BATES - In Camden, New York, May 19, 1886, Miss B. LILLIE BATES, aged
26 years and 5 months. (RCMay21/1886) [another
notice next week follows]
Camden News: George Olmstead, Mrs. Worden and Mrs. Hoadley, of Neward, N.J., were present at the funeral of Miss Lillie Bates which occurred Sunday. (RCMay28/1886)
SMITH - In New York Mills, New York, May 18, 1886, LUCIA A. SMITH, aged 68 years, 5 months and 19 days. (RCMay21/1886)
WEAVER - At his home in Deerfield, New York, May 12, 1886, JACOB G. WEAVER, aged 84 years. (RCMay21/1886)
SIMONS - In Camden, New York, May 10, 1886, LAVINA E., relict of Abner Simons, formerly of Florence, aged 57 years. (RCMay21/1886)
STATE - In Durhamville, New York, May 8, 1886, THOMAS STATE, aged 18. (RCMay21/1886)
RIDLEY - In Clayville, New York, April 17, 1886, FLORENCE RIDLEY, aged 23 years. (RCMay21/1886)
HICKS - In Western, New York, Friday, May 14, 1886, at 8:30 P.M., ISAAC HICKS, aged 77 years and 8 months. Deceased was buried in Westernwille on Monday. His wife died six weeks ago. (RCMay21/1886) [see also (RCApr09/1886)-HICKS]
LINTZ - In Alder Cree, New York, Mary 12, 1886, LAWRENCE LINTZ, aged 56 years and 10 months. (RCMay21/1886)
BOWMAN - At Ava Corners, New York, Thursday, May 13, 1886, ROBERT BOWMAN, aged 75 years, died of paralysis. The funeral services were held at the house on Saturday. A large number of people were present. Rev. S. M. Crofoot, of Northwestern, preached an excellent discourse from the 90th Psalm, 12th verse, after which the remains were deposited in the Flint Town Cemetery. The Ava choir furnished singing for the occasion. Mr. Bowman leaves a widow, a sister of Peter A. and Rev. R. Flint, and one daughter, Mrs. R. J. Hewitt. (RCMay21/1886)
REDDIN - In Rome, New York, May 16, 1886, ELLEN REDDIN, wife of John Reddin, aged 67 years. (RCMay21/1886)
OLCOTT - Lee Center, New York. Miss MYRTLE OLCOTT, a girl of 15 years, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Olcott of this village, died last Sunday (May 16, 1886) morning, after an illness of about six months, of consumption. She was a member of the M.E. Sunday School, and was greatly beloved by all her youthful playmates and friends. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this their dire affliction. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church yesterday afternoon (May 18th), and was largely attended. Rev. H. A. Harris delivered a very appropriate discourse from the words. "Not dead, but sleepeth." (RCMay21/1886)
SMITH - Taberg, New York. Mrs. WILLIAM SMITH died this morning (May 18, 1886) at her house in Blossvale. She was an aged lady, and her death has been looked for at any time for many weeks. (RCMay21/1886)
RANSOM - Taberg, New York. GEORGE RANSOM, of Blossvale, suffered quite a severe shock of paralysis last Friday (May 14, 1886). He is yet alive, but is in a helpless condition. He is an old man and friends fear he may not recover. (RCMay21/1886)
DELVIN - DANIEL DELVIN, formerly of Westmoreland, New York, died of heart disease last Sunday (May 16, 1886) at the residence of Anson Parkhurst, near Oriskany. He had been a hard drinker, and this was probably a factor in the fatal result of his illness. (RCMay21/1886)
MOULTON - Mrs. LUCRETIA MOULTON, sister of the late Col. David Moulton, died at the residence of her son George in Floyd last Sunday, (May 16, 1886), in the 86th year of her age. She was the last member of the old Moulton family. (RCMay21/1886) [see also (RCMay14/1884)-MOULTON]
DEBBAGE - Rome, New York. George G. McAdam attended the funeral in Oswego on Tuesday (May 18, 1886) of SMITH DEBBAGO, a classmate at Hamilton College in 1883 who had committed suicide. (RCMay21/1886)
SHELLEY - Rome, New York. ADONIRAM JUDSON SHELLEY, a former resident
of this town, died of Bright's disease in Oswego last Monday (May 17, 1886)
night, aged 53 years. He was a brother of E. H. and W. O. Shelley,
Mrs. C. B. Johnson and George F. Hodges, of Rome, H. S. Shelley of Rochester,
and D. B. Shelley, of Bay City, Michigan. He leaves a widow and three
children -- Frank Shelley of Chicago, and Misses Alice R. and Julia Shelley
of Oswego. His wife was formerly Miss Anna Gilbert, a sister of Mrs.
H. L. Stillman of Rome. He was formerly engaged in the book business,
for a time as book-keeper for his brother Edward H. Shelly, in Rome, and
later in company with Graham Grosvenor, of Dubuque, Iowa. About ten
years ago he removed to Oswego, where for two years he was search clerk
in the county clerk's office. The past winter he has been engaged
in indexing the records in the county clerk's office, and it is believed
that his death may have been hastened by working too hard. The Oswego
papers speak of him in high terms as a Christian gentleman and good citizen.
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 28, 1886
LUCK - In Whitesboro, New York, May 22, 1886, GEORGE LUCK, aged 70 years, 1 month and 11 days. (RCMay28/1886)
LYONS - In New York city, New York, May 21, 1886, Miss MAGGIE C. LYONS, formerly of Rome. (RCMay28/1886)
FLINT - In Rome, New York, May 22, 1886, of epilepsy, Mrs. ESTHER FLINT, aged 46 years. (RCMay28/1886)
ANDREWS - At Hamilton, New York, May 3, 1886, CYNTHIA BURCHARD, wife of Professor N. L. Andrews, of Madison University, aged 41 years. (RCMay28/1886)
CARROLL - In Boonville, New York, May 18, 1886, of typhoid pneumonia, JOHN B. CARROLL, aged 35 years. (RCMay28/1886)
MEREDITH - In Boonville, New York, May 15, 1886, of consumption, SELDEN MEREDITH, aged 41 years and 2 months. (RCMay28/1886)
KINGSBURY - In Boonville, New York, May 14, 1886, GEORGE KINGSBURY, aged 84 years, 3 months and 11 days. (RCMay28/1886)
FISK - In Forestport, New York, May 13, 1886, of consumption, CORA M. FISK, aged 22 years. (RCMay28/1886)
ANNIS - In Marcy, New York, May 19, 1886, MARY ANNIS, aged 43 years. (RCMay28/1886)
DRAPER - In Westmoreland, New York, Thursday, May 20, 1886, suddenly, of heart disease, CALVIN H. DRAPER. His funeral was largely attended at his late residence last Sunday. He was the first one buried in the new grounds of Union Cemetery. (RCMay28/1886)
DAVIES - In Whitesboro, New York, May 21, 1886, SARAH, wife of David Davies, aged 55 years and 11 months. (RCMay28/1886)
BOWMAN - In Deerfield, New York, May 22, 1886, Mrs. EVA BOWMAN, widow of the late Adam Bowman, aged 81 years, 1 month and 22 days. (RCMay28/1886)
RANDALL - At Washington Mills, New York, May 20, 1886, Mrs. MARY H., wife of Samuel B. Randall, aged 60 years, 11 months and 11 days. (RCMay28/1886)
JUDSON - In Vernon, New York, May 23, 1886, ARD JUDSON, aged 71 years, 5 months and 20 days. (RCMay28/1886)
SHEAR - At Stittville, New York, May 20, 1886, after a lingering illness, M. JENNIE CRUMBY, wife of Wallace E. Shear, aged 51 years, 6 months and 17 days. (RCMay28/1886)
TURCK - Cleveland, May 26. --WALTER TURCK, an 18 years old son of E. P. Turck, who lives about three miles north of here, was killed by a falling tree yesterday morning. Walter was chopping in his father's woods, and in falling a tree it became lodged, and his father, who was working near by, came to his assistance, fearing he might get hurt if alone. In felling a tree to dislodge the first one, Mr. Turck had nearly finished the cutting when Walter took the ax. He had struck but two or three blows when the tree gave way and struck him in the breast, knocking him over and holding him down. Mr. Turck and another son lifted the tree from him, and he partly got out alone, and was assisted by the others. Efforts to arouse him failed, and he expired in a few minutes. (RCMay28/1886)
NEW YORK CITY -- Within the last month no less than 13 dead bodies have been picked up in the East and North Rivers. Residents along the river fronts impute the alarming increase of the river's dead to the fact that the faithful police who guard life along shore have been withdrawn for some weeks and are now detailed on the Third Avenue Railroad strike. Many of the docks are unprotected, and in the absence of the police, wanderers along the river fronts are in hourly danger of losing their lives. (RCMay28/1886)
PHELPS - Camden, New York. The news of the death of ex-Supervisor
CHAUNCEY M. PHELPS, which reached Camden on Thursday last (May 20, 1886),
cast a gloom over the entire village. He was very well known and
highly esteemed throughout the town. He had been a resident of this
town all his life, an had always been one of our popular business men.
For several years he and his brother Theron conducted a miscellaneous business
here, consisting of a drug store, jewelry department and telegraph office,
together with the American Express office. The deceased managed the
drug and the telegraphic portion of the business exclusively. About
a year ago they sold out on account of Mr. Phelps ill health, only retaining
the express business
In the spring of 1884 Mr. P. was elected to the Board of Supervisors, and was re-elected in 1885, serving his town creditably in both sessions. A few months ago he was prevailed upon to go to Southern California for the benefit of his health. For a time after he arrived there, reports from him indicated that the climate was making a favorable impression on his health, but the news of his death showed that the improvement was of short duration.
Deceased was 37 old, and leaves a wife and three young children to mourn. Besides these he leaves two brothers and two sisters, Theron and Byron Phelps, Mrs. E. H. Conant and Mrs. J. M. Dexter. His remains are expected to arrive in Camden on Monday. (RCMay28/1886) [see also (RCJun04/1886)-PHELPS]
FALLEY - Rome, New York. GEORGE M. FALLEY, of Evanston, Ill., was killed by the cars (train) in Chicago last Saturday. (May 22, 1886) We have no particulars. Deceased was a brother of Bishop W. X. Ninde's wife. He went to the army from here as a member of Wesley Brainard's company during the war of the rebellion. (RCMay28/1886)
WEST - Rome, New York. Mrs. THOMAS F. WEST of Loyalton, California, died on Wednesday (May 26, 1886) morning at the residence of her brother-in-law, Daniel Hager, in this city, aged 67 years. Her ailment was heart disease, with which she had been troubled several years. She and her husband came here on a visit about two weeks since, and on the way Mrs. West took a severe cold which was the immediate cause of her death. She was born in Verona, but had lived in Wisconsin and California for the last forty-two years. (RCMay28/1886)
LEE - SAMUEL LEE, father of Secretary Charles W. Lee, of the Rome Merchant-Iron
Mill, died at his home in New York Mills Wednesday (May 26, 1886) night,
after an illness of about two weeks. His age was 61 years.
Deceased had passed nearly his entire life at New York Mills, and had for
a long time occupied the portion of overseer of one of the departments
of the upper mill.
He was a leading member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he had been a trustee for over thirty years. Neary 21 years ago he was chosen to act as superintendent of the Sunday School, and had occupied that position ever since with conspicuous success. Deeply interested in educational matters, he was in earnest in his efforts on behalf of the public school of his district, an officer of which he was at the time of his death. Besides the son above mentioned, he leaves a widow to mourn her bereavement. The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. (RCMay28/1886)
RAMSEY - Rome, New York. Col. T. G. Halley, of this city, has been called to Buffalo, New York, by the death of his niece, Mrs. ELEANOR RAMSEY, daughter of W. S. Bissell, of that city. (RCMay28/1886)
JUDSON - Vernon, New York. Sunday (May 23, 1886) mourning crape was hanging from the doors of two residences in town. By this duality of death, by which two old and well known residents were removed, many were forcibly impressed with the uncertainty of life and the fatality of time. The deceased were THOMAS PINKNEY and ARD JUDSON, both of whom have lived in this place over half a century. The funeral services of the latter were held Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Powers, of Clinton. (RCMay28/1886)
WINGATE - Rome, New York. JOHN WINGATE, a brother of Moses Wingate of this city, died in Buffalo on Monday, (May 24, 1886) aged 74 years. He resided in Rome over thirty years ago, and is remembered by many of our citizens. His remains were interred in Rome cemetery yesterday afternoon. (RCMay28/1886)
STEELE - Prof. J. DORMAN STEELE, for a number of years principal of the Elmira Free Academy, died of angina pectoris at his home in Elmira on Tuesday (May 25, 1886) evening. He was a prominent educator and the author of many valuable school books. He was a son-in-law of the late Rev. Gardner Baker, a distinguished Methodist clergyman. (RCMay28/1886)
DOUGLAS - Mrs. SALLY DOUGLAS, widow of Lester Douglas, died at her home in Floyd last Saturday morning, (May 22, 1886) aged 81 years. Her disease was paralysis, with which she was stricken about a month before her death. Her only son, Sylvester M. Douglas, has resided with her for a number of years past, but was absent from home when she was taken sick. (RCMay28/1886) [see also (RCMar08/1878)-DOUGLASS]
ZIMMERMAN - Mrs. ELIZA ZIMMERMAN, wife of Rev. Josiah Zimmerman, died
suddenly of heart disease at her home in Frankfort, Herkimer County, on
Tuesday (May 25, 1886) morning. She had suffered from this disease
for two years past, having experienced in that time three acute attacks.
She was 70 years of age, and had both lived till next April she and her
husband would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr.
Zimmerman has been until recently an active minister in the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and has preached in many places in this and neighboring counties,
and everywhere his wife has won the regard of those with whom they were
brought in contact by her amiable disposition and her consistent Christian
The news of her sudden death will be sad tidings to very many besides her afflicted relatives. She leaves a husband and four children -- Edwin of Chicago, Seward of Ilion, Dr. C. Olin Zimmerman of Frankfort (with whom she and her husband resided), and Mrs. L. P. Smith of Rome. Funeral services were held in the Frankfort M. E. Church and the Rome First M. E. Church yesterday, and the remains were interred in Rome cemetery. (RCMay28/1886)
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 4, 1886
HALL - In Waterville, New York, May 23, 1886, at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. Hall, Miss BELLE HALL, aged 22 years, of consumption. (RCJun04/1886)
YOUNG - On Saturday, May 22, 1886, at his residence, two and a half miles from Sangerfield, New York, JAMES YOUNG, in his 84th year. (RCJun04/1886)
BURDICK - Mrs. C. C. BURDICK entered into rest at the residence of her son-in-law, J. Colegrove, Clinton, New York, Wednesday, May 26, aged 67 years, 7 months and 16 days. (RCJun04/1886)
LYNN - In New Hartford, New York, May 29, 1886, MARY, wife of John Lynn, aged 27 years. (RCJun04/1886)
GOULD - In Rome, New York, May 29, 1886, Mrs. MARTHA GOULD, in her 59th year. (RCJun04/1886)
WALBRAN - In Oriskany, New York, June 1, 1886, WILLIAM J. WALBRAN, Sr., aged 98 years. (RCJun04/1886) [see also (RCNov21/1884)-WALBRAN]
STODDARD - In Camden, New York, early Tuesday morning, June 1, 1886, MARIA P., wife of Israel Stoddard, aged 69 years, died at her residence. She was greatly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves an aged husband and two daughters, Mrs. H. Kniffin, of this village, and Mrs. M. H. Cook, of Lockport. The funeral took place June 3, at 2:30, at the family residence. (RCJun04/1886)
FRENCH - At New Hartford, New York, on Wednesday, June 2, 1886, JOHN FRENCH, in the 90th year of his age. John French, prominent Whig and Republican politician up to the close of the war, died at his home in New Hartford. He was chairman of the Matteson faction in the double-headed Whig county convention, held in the American Hotel dining room in Rome in the fall of 1854, when O. B. Matteson and Benjamin N. Hunnington were both nominated for Congress. [my photocopy cuts off here -transcriber] (RCJun04/1886)
SCOVILL - At the residence of her son, J. V. H. Scovill, in New Hartford, Mrs. JANE SCOVILL, relict of the late Isaac Scovill of Paris, N.Y. Born at Demarara, South America, June 27, 1808, died June 1, 1886. (RCJun04/1886)
SPENCER - In Sanquoit, New York, June 2, 1886, REUBIN SPENCER, formerly of North Litchfield, Herkimer County, aged 77 years. (RCJun04/1886)
MARBLE - Died of diptheria, at her home in Durhamville, May 2, 1886, ELLA M. MARBLE, daughter of Frank and Libbie Marble, aged 18 years and 9 months. She was loved by a large circle of friends, who will deeply mourn her loss. She was interred in the Cleveland cemetery, May 4th. (RCJun04/1886)
WEAVER - HARVEY WEAVER, a man 74 years old, died suddenly last Sunday (May 30, 1886) morning, at the hotel kept by his nephew, Byron Tubbs, of Higginsville, New York. There were at first rumors of foul play, but Coroner Millington held an inquest and all the testimony went to show that the old man died of disease. His bowels and lungs were so badly affected that the wonder of the physicians was how he could have lived so long in such a condition. (RCJun04/1886)
BASCOMB - HARRINGTON - REMOR - VAN SLYKE - MUNNEY - BICKELL
Vetrans buried in the Rome cemetery during the preceeding year. The names added to the roll during the past year are RICHARD BASCOMB, PHILIP HARRINGTON, JAMES REMOR, E. E. VAN SLYKE, and ROBERT P. MUNNEY. Col. Walter Ballou, of Boonville, Judge Advocdate of the G. A. R. for the Department of New York, delivered the address to the veterans. It was a very effective effort, and the speaker was forty-five minutes in delivering it. After another piece by the choir, Department Commander J. I. Sayles delivered the oration. It was very elaborate, and dealt at length with many important subjects. Mr. Sayles spoke an hour and a quarter.
After the excercises, the procession took up the line of march for the new cemetery, bearing with it the REMAINS OF ELEVEN VETERANS and of Fireman PHILIP BICKELL, which had been buried for many years but were disinterred and taken to the new cemetery, where they were reinterred with the B.A.R. ceremonies, Chaplain H. H. Jones of Skillin Post, officiating.
The remains of the eleven veterans were all deposited in one grave, and Fireman Bickell's remains were interred close by on the firemen's lot adjoining.
The following committees, appointed by Skillin Post and the Ladies'
Auxilary, decorated the graves in the several cemeteries with followers,
as below specified:
Wright Settlement cemetery, Hiram Knowles, Mrs. Hiram Knowles and Mrs. Lyman Carpenter.
Stanwix and Old German cemeteries, Martin Mahoney, Julius Goodwin, Mrs. Jerome Davis, Mrs. Henry Oldfield
Rome cemetery and new German cemetery, Gary Bradt, Ezekiel Speidel, Mrs. Jason Farr, Mrs. Charles Edy, Mrs. James Quackenbush and Mrs. James E. Snyder.
At four o'clock memorial services were held at Association Hall, presided
over by President E. A. Rowland. Rev. Drs. Taylor and Peabody and
Rev. Mr Shepherd were present, and conducted the opening and closing services.
Brief addresses were made by President Rowland, J. P. Olney, Maj. H. Hannahs
and S. H. Beach. The service was an interesting one, and worthy the
day and the occasion. It is safe to say that Decoration Day will not fall
into desnetude in Rome in the lifetime of the present generation.
THRON - Rome, New York item: Hartman Thron has set off two acres of land for a public cemetery from his property a little west of the R. W. & O. Railroad, on the Oswego road. It is to be known as the Thron cemetery. (RCJun04/1886)
PARKS - STEPHEN PARKS, an uncle of N. F. Parks of Rome, NY, died at his home in Vernon Center last Sunday, (May 30, 1886) of Bright's disease. HIs age was 58 years. He was born in England, but came to this country when a young man. He was a tinner by trade, and for eight years past has conducted a tinshop and stove store at Vernon Center. Soon after coming to this country he worked in Utica, and afterward in Rome. He leaves a widow, and three brothers and two sisters -- all in this country -- survive him. He was buried on Wednesday. (RCJun04/1886)
PIGGOTT - Rome, New York. HENRY PIGGOTT, the well known veterinary surgeon of this city, died early last Friday (May 28, 1886) morning, at his rooms in the American Block. His death was occasioned by a sore on his right foot which had been troubling him for six weeks, and which finally gangrened and brought on blood poisoning with fatal result. Deceased was 71 years old, an Englishman by birth, but for thirty years past a resident of Rome. He leaves two sons, both residents of this city, a sister in Floyd, and a brother and sister in England. (RCJun04/1886)
CASLER - JOHN CASLER, of New London, New York, was fatally injured near Frankford on Thursday (April 27, 1886) of last week by being crushed by a bridge while passing under it on a canal boat. He was asleep on the cabin of a boat belonging to his step-father, Adam Siller of New London, when they came to a bridge so low that it stuck and crushed him, breaking his wrist, crushing his hips, and inflicting serious internal injuries. He lived about two days and a half, dying at New London Saturday evening. (May 29, 1886) He was only 21 years of age, but leaves a young widow to mourn her terrible affliction. (RCJun04/1886)
PHELPS - Camden, New York. The funeral of the late CHAUNCEY M.
PHELPS occurred at the residence Monday (April 31, 1886) at 2:30 P.M.
The remains arrived in Rome Saturday night, and were brought to Camden
on Sunday by Undertaker Stevens. The funeral was very largely attended.
Rev. E. Curtis officiated, assisted by Revs. Guile and Manley. All
the business places were closed during the obsequies. He died at
Ontario, Southern California, May 20, 1886, of consumption, and was 37
years old. (RCJun04/1886) [see also (RCMay28/1886)-PHELPS]
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 11, 1886
ROWLAND - In Trenton, New York, June 6, 1886, FLORENCE, youngest daughter of Fred and Katie E. Rowland aged 11 months and 29 days. (RCJun11/1886)
HARRIS - At Waterville, New York, June 7, 1886, OLIVER C. HARRIS, aged 82 years 3 months and 28 days. (RCJun11/1886)
VAN HOOSEN - At New York Mills, New York, June 7, 1886, MARTHA JANE, daughter of Samuel and Lavica Van Hoosen, aged 21 years. (RCJun11/1886)
PEEK - In Deerfield, New York, June 6, 1886, JAMES W. PEEK, aged 69 years, 8 months and 6 days. (RCJun11/1886)
KEISER - In Utica, New York, June 6, 1886, LOUISA HILL, wife of Jacob G. Keiser, of Syracuse, NY, formerly of Utica, sister-in-law of Mrs. N. F. Parks, of Rome, aged 37 years. (RCJun11/1886)
LEE - At New York MIlls, New York, June 4, 1886, MARTHA, daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Lee, aged 18 years, 2 months and 14 days. (RCJun11/1886)
FREY - In Rome, New York, June 4, 1886, of meningitis, GEORGE A., youngest son of Charles and Elizabeth Frey, aged 2 years, 6 months and 13 days. (RCJun11/1886)
WILLIAMS - At Camroden, New York, June 8, 1886, of paralysis, MORRIS WILLIAMS, late of Cleveland, Ohio, aged 64 years. (RCJun11/1886)
PORTER - In Boonville, New York, June 8, 1885, ERASTUS C. PORTER, aged 81 years and two months. (RCJun11/1886)
HAWKES - At the residence of Franklin Frost in the town of Kirkland, New York, June 3, 1886, FREDERICK HENRY HAWKES, aged 50 years. (RCJun11/1886)
MITCHELL - In Clinton, New York, June 5, 1886, LUCINDA, wife of the late Levi Mitchell, aged 72 years. (RCJun11/1886)
HEALY - In Rome, New York, June 8, 1886, JEREMIAH HEALY, aged 43 years and 7 months. (RCJun11/1886)
COBURN - In Camden, New York, June 5, 1886, ELMER, infant son of Charles and Belle Coburn, aged 1 month. (RCJun11/1886)
WASHBURN - At West Vienna, New York, June 6, 1886, ANDREW WASHBURN, aged 74. (RCJun11/1886)
BRODOCK - In Rome, New York. Our community was startled Tuesday (June 8, 1886) afternoon by the tidings that GEORGE BRODOCK, a young man 23 years of age, had committed suicide in his rooms in the Willett House, be shooting himself in the head with a revolver.
As Charles E. Roberts, a member of the Sentinel editorial staff who boards at the Willett House, was on his way to his rooms about 12:40 P.M., he heard groans and cries for help proceeding from the rooms occupied by young Brodock. He tried the door, but found it fastened, and then gave the alarm to Thomas King, the hotel porter. Mr. King went out on the roof of an adjoining building, and from there obtained re-entrance through the window to Mr. Brodock's room. He found the occupant lying on the floor near the foot of his bed, and the bed itself as well as the carpet saturated with blood. He was fully conscious, and begged for water, to allay the burning in his stomach. Mr. King opened the door and ran across the street to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Brodock, who room over Alger & Miller's hardware store. The terrible news brought them speedily to the bedside of their dying boy, whose cries and entreaties almost crazed them. He begged those about to save him. "For God's sake save me!" he cried. "Save me and God will bless you!"
Dr. H. C. Sutton was early on the ground, and examined the unfortunate young man's wound. He found a bullet hole directly behind the right ear, but though he probed to a depth of two inches, he failed to find the ball. Drs. M. C. West, N. C. Scudder and S. O. Scudder arrived a little later and did what they could, but it was evident to them that nothing could save young Brodock's life.
The instruments of the terrible deed were soon discovered. The revolver lay on the bed, and on a dresser was a box of cartridges, a box which had contained rat poison, and a vial labled "Laudanum," all of them empty. The victim told Dr. West that he had tried to kill himself by taking the poison, but as his stomach failed to retain the large dose, he had used the revolver. At first he expressed a desire that he might recover, but afterward desired to die and be out of his misery, as he suffered much from pain in his stomach occasioned by the poison he had taken. He gradually lost consciousness, and died at twenty minutes past two o'clock.
In the room was found a few lines written on a couple of pieces of paper, addressed "Dear Mother and All," in which he asked them not to blame him for his act, as he was obliged to do it. He said he had had trouble with his father.
Deceased had been a book-keeper in his father's soap works, on East Dominick St., and was generally liked by those who knew him. He had fallen into some rather bad habits, and his father had found it necessary to reprove him. He says he talked with him that morning and also the day before, but that nothing passed between them which should have led to such fatal results. On Tuesday morning George had been to the office, but had left about nine o'clock. It seems that he had then resolved on his course, as he went to Alger & Miller's and purchased the revolver, and got the box of rat poison at A. J. Broughton's. The laudanum had been in his room before.
The family are greatly affected over the event, and have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. An older son, then about 16 years of age, was killed some fifteen years ago by the accidental discharge of a gun, while hunting with some young friends at Oneida Lake. Only two children now survive -- Mrs. I. D. Penfield, of this city, and Giles S. Brodock, a twin brother of the unfortunate young man who has just come to such an untimely end.
Coroner Millington held an inquest on Wednesday, the jury consisting of Daniel Hager, James Elwell, F. E. Mitchell, J. S. Schwarz, Thomas Casey, J. S. Newey and E. J. Lawton. The evidence given tended to show that deceased was mentally unbalanced , dating probably from the time of his dangerous illness last winter. It seems probable that his "trouble" was imaginary. Dr. M. C. West, who with Dr. H. C. Sutton made a post mortem examination, testified that either the wound to the head or the poison would have caused death. (RCJun11/1886)
SUMNER - Deansville, New York. Charles Sumner, of Michigan, was in town Monday (June 7, 1886). He has been called home to see his mother, who is not expected to live. It is twenty years since he went away, but time has dealt very leniently with him. (RCJun11/1886)
LEAF - On Monday (June 7, 1886) morning a little boy six years of age named DAVID LEAF, son of Capt. Christopher Leaf, of the boat "John and Jennie" of Port Leyden, was drowned in the Erie Canal at Stanwix, where the boat was discharging a cargo of lumber. The boy, with a little brother and sister, had wandered down the berm bank a short distance and David commenced fishing with a hook and line he had tied to a piece of lath. The other children left him for a few minutes, and when they returned he was missing. They told their father, and he soon discovered the little boy's hat floating in the canal. He got assistance and commenced dragging the canal, and at last found the body of the little boy about twenty rods below where he had fallen in. Coroner Millington held an inquest, resulting in a verdict of accidental drowning. The parents are deeply afflicted over their bereavement. (RCJun11/1886)
JONES - GRIFFITH K. JONES, a farmer aged 50 years residing in the town of Floyd, New York, committed suicide on Wednesday (June 9, 1886) by hanging himself in a barn. A case of mental derangement. He leaves a widow and three daughters. (RCJun11/1886)
BURT - JONATHAN BURT, one of the three original members of the Oneida Community, died at that place on Monday (June 7, 1886), in the 81st year of his age. (RCJun11/1886)
AHEARN - Tioga, Pa., June 9 -- On Monday (June 7, 1886) afternoon Section Foreman DANIEL AHEARN, of the Tioga Railroad, started on his handcar with a number of laborers to run to Millerton. An engine stood on the switch at Seeley's Creek, and the fireman, John O'Leary, stood near it. As the handcar approached on the main track, O'Leary thought he would play a joke on the men on the handcar and he threw a stick across the rails. The handcar stuck it and was thrown from the track. Ahearn and THOMAS BIRMINGHAM were thrown from the car, and it passed over both of them. One wheel crushed Ahearn's head, and he received other injuries which will prove fatal. Birmingham was frightfully mangled and died before a physician arrived. He was 45 years olf, and leaves a wife and six children. Ahearn has a wife and nine children. (RCJun11/1886)
PHELPS - Camden, New York. ADIN PHELPS died at his home on the June 4, 1886, aged 81 years. When in the West sometime ago, he sustained a paralytic stroke, and only partially recovered from it after arriving home. He leaves a wife. The remains were taken to Tarringford, Conn., for interment. (RCJun11/1886)
YEOMANS - Lee Center, New York. Mrs. YEOMANS, widow of the late
Jonathan Yeomans, is very sick, and seems to be nearing the end of life's
pilgrimage. She has a daughter in Rome, and sons in some western
city, but lacks helpers, except as kind neighbors voluntarily assist her.
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 18, 1886
WIGHT - In Deerfield, New York, June 12, 1886, EMMA, wife of the late Harmon Wight, aged 82 years. (RCJun18/1886)
STORRS - At Trenton, New York, June 20, 1886, LAURA, oldest daughter of William H. Storrs, in the 30th year of her age. [odd date, as it's 2 days after the paper is published --transcriber] (RCJun18/1886) [see also (RCSep03/1886)-STORRS]
COFFIN - In New Hartford, New York, June 16, 1886, CHARLOTTE W., widow of the late Edwin S. Coffin. (RCJun18/1886)
HILTON - In Marshall, New York, of paralysis, AURILLA, wife of Edmund Hilton, aged 69 years and 11 months. (RCJun18/1886)
LOHNAS - At Cassville, New York, June 16, 1886, Mrs. HATTIE LOHNAS, aged 76 years. (RCJun18/1886)
WHITSON - In Rome, New York, June 13, 1886, MARGARET ISABELLE WHITSON, daughter of Walter Whitson, aged 19 years. (RCJun18/1886)
HOOK - In Rome, New York, June 14, 1886, LILLIE MAY, daughter of A. H. and H. M. Hook, aged 12 years, 5 months and 9 days. (RCJun18/1886) [see also (RCNov19/1886)-HOOK]
LANDERS - In Kirkland, New York, June 15, 1886, Mrs. P. LANDERS, aged 74 years. (RCJun18/1886)
BASS - In Florence, New York, June 12, 1886, ALEXANDER BASS, aged 23 years. (RCJun18/1886)
SMITH - In Camden, New York, June 14, 1886, ANN SMITH, aged 90 years. She died at the residence of her daughter on Liberty street Monday evening. She had been ill about a month. The funeral occurred June 16th at St. John's Church. (RCJun18/1886)
MURLEY - PETER MURLEY, a painter in Utica, New York, fell from a scaffold on Wednesday (June 16, 1886), and was so badly injured that he died in four hours. He was 42 years old and leaves a widow. (RCJun18/1886)
NEWBERRY - On Wednesday of last week (June 9, 1886) H. V. NEWBERRY, proprietor of the hotel at Cold Brook, Herkimer Co., committed suicide by hanging in his barn. He was 60 years of age, and of intemporate habits. His financial affairs were in bad shape, and he was also grieving over the loss of a son who died about a year ago. (RCJun18/1886)
RHODES - Miss CARRIE RHODES, formerly a successful teacher in the Sauquoit Academy, committed suicide at her home in Clayville last Friday (June 11, 1886) morning by shooting helself in the right temple with a pistol. She had been compelled to resign her position in the academy last winter on account of poor health, since which time she has been afflicted with melancholia of suicidal tendency. It is supposed that she purchased the pistol when in Utica the Saturday before her death. The shooting was done very deliberately while sitting in her chair, and resulted in almost instant death. (RCJun18/1886)
PHILLIPS - Greenway, New York. Last Friday (June 11, 1886) W. E. Phillips removed the remains of his parents, grandparents and others from the old Rome cemetery to this place. Some of the remains had been buried for 50 years. (RCJun18/1886)
KIRK - Utica, June 16 -- Hon. N. A. White has just received a telegram announcing the death of JAMES S. KIRK, the senior member of the great soap and candle firm of that name in Chicago. Mr. Kirk had been South for the benefit of his health, and there contracted a fever of which he has been ill some three weeks. He was a man of great business capacity and unblemished integrity. He was some sixty-eight years of age, and leaves several children -- all or nearly all boys -- the eldest of which was born when Mrs. Kirk was only fourteen years of age. (RCJun18/1886) [see also (Dec17/1886)-KIRK]
GILLETT - Rome, New York. Mrs. OLIVE GILLETT, sister of District
Attorney Matteson, died at her home in Ilion, New York, Tuesday (June 15,
ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 25, 1886
CASTER - In Redfield, New York, June 16, 1886, JOHN CASTER, aged 84 years. (RCJun25/1886)
RUSH - In Hillsboro, Illinois, June 21, 1886, MARY RUSH, daughter of Henry and Amanada Voorhees, of Camden, aged 48 years. (RCJun25/1886)
BESSEE - In Johnstown, New York, June 22, 1886, EMMA A., wife of Charles R. Bessee, formerly of Camden, aged 41 years and 11 months. (RCJun25/1886)
SKINNER - In Camden, New York, June 23, 1886, MARIA, wife of Francis Skinner, aged 74 years. (RCJun25/1886)
SMITH - In Camden, New York, June 23, 1886, ARTIE W., son of the late George W. Smith, aged 11 years. (RCJun25/1886)
FRANCES - In South Trenton, New York, June 16, 1886, DAVID G. FRANCES, aged 34 years and 18 days. (RCJun25/1886)
WOODIN - June 17, 1886, IDA M. WOODIN, of the town of Kirkland, aged 30 years and 1 month. (RCJun25/1886)
POGUE - In Ava, New York, June 20, 1886, WILLIAM POGUE, an old resident of the town of Ava, died last Sunday morning of inflammation of the bowels, aged fifty years and four months. The funeral services were held yesterday at his late residence. Rev. J. R. Decker, pastor of the Ava M. E. Church, preached an excellent sermon from Luke xii:40. The Ava choir furnished the singing. Mr. Pogue came with his parents to this place from Clinton when he was about five years of age, and has resided in this vicinity ever since. He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad bereavement. (RCJun25/1886)
BARTHOLOMEW - In Deansville, New York, June 20, 1886, CYNTHIA, relict of Asahel Bartholomew, in her 88th year. (RCJun25/1886)
MAINES - At the home of H. G. Carr, East Epping, New Hampshire, ELIZA S. MAINES departed this life April 29, 1886. She was born in the town of Deerfield, N.H., Nov. 3d, 1807, was married to Theodore Dame in 1828, and in 1831 removed to Rome, N.Y., where they resided for ten years, when he died and also two children, leaving her with one son to care for. In 1844 she was again married to James Maines, of Trenton, N.Y., where they resided a number of years. In 1878 while living at Durhamville, N.Y., she was again called to mourn the loss of a husband. Thus being left alone, she removed to New Hampshire among her relatives and friends. A faithful Christian and an earnest worker, she rests in peace. (RCJun25/1886)
HAUCK- Taberg, New York. A five-year old daughter of Peter Hauck died last Saturday (June 19, 1886) after a short illness of pneumonia. (RCJun25/1886)
ZORN - LENA ZORN, a girl of 13, daughter of Frederick Zorn of Rome, New York, who was employed on Capt. La Fevre's boat, the George L. Sherman, fell from the boat into the canal and was drowned on Thursday (June 17, 1886) of last week. She was left alone on the boat while the crew went to Canastota, and when they returned she was missing. A washtub belonging on the boat was found in the canal, and this suggested the idea that she had fallen overboard. On dragging the canal they found her body. The remains were brought to Rome by her father, and interred on Sunday. (RCJun25/1886) [see also (RCDec16/1887)-ZORN]
FITCHER - Mrs. J. J. FITCHER, formerly of this city, (Rome, NY) died at her home near Peterboro, Madison Co., on Monday (June 21, 1886), in the 59th year of her age. She had been ill for more than a year. (RCJun25/1886)
PALMER - Miss ELLA PALMER, daughter of Josiah Palmer of West Utica, was killed at Clark's Mills, NY, on Thursday (June 17, 1886) of last week by having her arm caught in the belting of the factory in which she was at work. She was whirled rapidly round, and mangeled in a most shocking manner. (RCJun25/1886)
WINTER - REINHOLD WINTER, the German blacksmith at West Leyden, was taken suddenly ill while at work in his shop on June 17, 1886, and died in a few minutes of hemorrhage of the mouth and nose. (RCJun25/1886)
PHILLIPS - GEORGE PHILLIPS, an old resident of Oneida, committed suicide on Tuesday (June 22, 1886) by shooting himself in the head. He was 81 years old, and had become impressed with the idea that he was a burden to his friends. (RCJun25/1886)