Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1886

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

ELMER - In Rome, New York, June 29, 1886, HELEN A., wife of Andrew J. Elmer, died at her home in this city Tuesday morning, aged 43 years.  Her disease was a complication of heart, stomach and lung difficulties, of which she had for many years suffered, though confined to her bed only a few days before her death.  She was a daughter of the late Ephraim Bedell, and a sister of George C. Bedell, of this city.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a lady of good qualities and amiable disposition, and leaves many friends who sympathize with her husband in his bereavement.   (RCJul02/1886)

DRYER - In Utica, New York, June 30, 1886, Rev. HORATIO N. DRYER, aged 80 years and 9 months.  (RCJul02/1886)   [see also (RCJul09/1886)-DRYER]

HUSS - In Deerfield, New York, June 29, 1888, MAGDELENA, wife of Joseph Huss, aged 54 years, 4 months and 12 days.  (RCJul02/1886)

DRUSE - A general term of the Supreme Court commenced its session in the Utica Court House yesterday.  Judge Hardin presides, with Judge Boardman and Follett as associate justices.  In the matter of the appeal in behalf of Mrs. Druse, who is under sentence of death for the murder of her husband, the Court unaminously agreed that the verdict was a just one, and Judge Hardin re-sentenced her to be hanged Thursday, August 19.   (RCJul02/1886)

OLCOTT - Lee Center, New York.  The funeral services of Miss MAUD OLCOTT were held in the M.E. Church yesterday at 11 o'clock.  Rev. Mr. Dewey, of Delta, preached a very impressing sermon.  (RCJul02/1886)

KEISER - Rome, New York.  JOHN KEISER, of Utica, a brother of Mrs. N. F. Parks, of this city, died in Syracuse, where he was visiting his sisters, last Friday (June 25, 1886) night.  His disease was consumption, and he had been ailing for some time.  He was 39 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.  (RCJul02/1886)

LEONARD - Rome, New York.  Mrs. ELLA LEONARD, wife of Owen Leonard, and daughter of the late Patrick Carroll of this city, died of neuralgia of the heart at her home in Syracuse on Tuesday (June 29, 1886).  Her remains were brought to Rome, and buried from St. Peter's Church yesterday.  (RCJul02/1886)

HUSTED - DAVID H. HUSTED, a former resident of Western and Annsville in this county, died at his home in East Schuyler, Herkimer Co., on June 24, 1886, aged 77 years.  He leaves a widow, one son and eight daughters.  (RCJul02/1886)

McGINNIS - JOHN McGINNIS died at his home in Stanwix, New York yesterday morning, aged 25 years.  His disease was consumption, and he had been ill a long time.  It is thought his death was hastened by drinking some of the milk which was poisoned there a few mornings since.  (RCJul02/1886)

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

COLE - In Clinton, New York, July 4, 1886, ACHSAH PEARL COLE, relict of the late Joseph Cole, aged 80 years and 10 months.  (RCJul09/1886)

BORDEN - At Alder Creek, New York, July 3, 1886, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. G. L. Thurston, Mrs. BARBARA BORDEN, aged 68 years and 9 months.  (RCJul09/1886)

CHENEY - In Dix, New York, July 4, 1886, of consumption, NETTIE L. HARRIS, wife of Luke L. Cheney, in the 30th year of her age.  (RCJul09/1886)
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     Mrs. Nettie H. Cheney, wife of Luke Cheney of Oneida died July 4th, in the thirtieth year of her age, at the residence of her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Harris, of Dix.  Her funeral occurred July 6th at the same place, and was conducted by Rev. E. B. Law, who preached from the words "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter."  Mrs. Cheney's many excellencies secured for her the respect and affection of a large circle of friends.  Her husband and four little children, especially, are sadly bereaved by her early death.  (RCJul16/1886)  [Note: 2 different middle initials given --transciber]

COBB - In New Hartford, New York, July 1, 1886, EMMA, daughter of Amri and Caroline Cobb, aged 12 years, 4 months and 8 days.  (RCJul09/1886)

GROTZ - In Rome, New York, July 2, 1886, MARIA URSULA, widow of Marzell Grotz, in her 76th year.  The funeral took place Sunday (July 4th) afternoon in St. Joseph's church of this city.  Rev. Mr. Purucker, the rector of the church, was assisted by the Rev. Dr. G. W. Gates of Westmoreland.  Part of the service was rendered in German by the rector, and a part in the English language by Rev. Dr. Gates.  The congregation was large and the services impressive.    (RCJul09/1886)

EISENLORD - Johnstown, New York, July 1 -- The most sensational case was decided here yesterday after a trial of ten days before Judge Potter and a jury.  In June of last year, Dr. PETER O. EISENLORD of Palatine died intestate.  He had been regarded as a rich bachelor.  While an administrator was putting in shape the doctor's badly mixed up affairs last March, he was served, on behalf of a youth of twenty, with an order to appear and show cause why he should not be removed and the youth appointed in his stead.  The young man had been known as John P. Lipo.  His mother, Margaret Austin, of Avon, claimed that he was the son of Dr. Eisenlord, and that she and the doctor were married in 1857 by Jonathan Mosher of St. Johnsville.  Old Mr. Mosher testified that he performed the ceremony, and that he had kept no records.  The case was decided in the boy's favor, but will be appealed.  The amount involved is large.  (RCJul09/1886)

OSBORNE - Auburn, New York, July 6 -- DAVID M. OSBORNE, one of Auburn's best known citizens, died of heart disease at his home this evening, aged 63, after an illness of more than a year.  His influence has been felt in every public undertaking in this city for the past thirty years, and his energy has been largely instrumental in the development of Auburn.  He was born at Rye, Westchester County, New York, but from early manhood has made his residence here.  He was a Republican mayor for several years, and a delegate to the National convention of 1884.  He was the founder of the long established and successful manufacturing firm of D. M. Osborne & Co., which was merged some years since into the incorporated company of the same name.  The business of the incorporated company will continue uninterruped by the death of Mr. Osborne.  Deceased leaves a widow, two daughters and one son, the latter being vice president of the D. M. Osborne company.  (RCJul09/1886)

DRYER - Utica, New York, June 30 -- Rev. H. N. DRYER died at his home on Court street this morning at six o'clock.  A true Christian, if one ever lived, has gone home.  (RCJul09/1886)
               [another notice in same paper follows]
     George H. Saunders, of Utica, has been appointed notary public in place of Horatio N. Dryer, deceased, and Richard K. Jones, of Cameroden, in place of Robert H. Jones, who failed to qualify.  (RCJul09/1886)

BRONSON - Ava, New York.  CHARLES BRONSON was kicked by a horse a few days since, and fears are entertained by some that he may not recover.  (RCJul09/1886)

PERKINS - Rome, New York.  Mrs. BETSEY PERKINS, residing with her daughter, Mrs. C. W. White, on Whitesboro street, died suddenly while at the breakfast table on Tuesday (July 6, 1886) morning.  She was sitting at the table eating, apparently as well as usual.  When the meal was nearly over her daughter offered to help her to more food, but she replied, "No, I have more than I can eat now." and at once fell back dead.  The sudden death was evidently from old age, as Mrs. Perkins passed her 100th birthday last February, as was mentioned in the Citizen at the time.  With the exception of deafness, she had retained her faculties wonderfully.  She has been the mother of ten children, of whom the following survive her:  Mrs. Chester Wheeler, and Mrs. C. W. White of Rome, Mrs. M. J. Dinwiddie, of Crown Point, Lake Co., Ind., and William H. Perkins, of Illinois. (RCJul09/1886)   [see also (RCFeb05/1886)-PERKINS]

HETHERINGTON - Rome, New York.  GEORGE HETHERINGTON, who was hostler at the Washington Mills hotel, was struck by the cars and killed while driving across the Ontario & Western Railroad, a mile east of Clinton, New York, last Friday (July 2, 1886) morning.  He was driving a stallion, and the animal became unmanageable just as they got on the track.  The engineer did all he could to stop the train, but was not able.  The horse was unhurt, but the buggy was struck with such force by the locomotive as to throw the occupant some distance.  (RCJul09/1886)

GRAVES - BENJAMIN S. GRAVES, an old and respected resident of Whitestown, New York, died at his home in that town on Monday (July 5, 1886), in the 76th year of his age.  (RCJul09/1886)

PARKHURST - Mrs. MARTHA PARKHURST, wife of Charles Parkhurst of Sandbank, came to Stanwix, a couple of weeks since to visit her sister, Mrs. Virgil B. Wade.  Last Friday she was taken violently ill, and died Tuesday (July 6, 1886) evening of inflammation of the bowels.  She will be buried to-day from the residence of her sister at Stanwix, New York.  (RCJul09/1886)

DENIO - Rome, New York news item:  Willie Denio, son of Edward Denio, was quite badly burned on Monday (July 5, 1886) by the explosion of a quantity of powder in the pocket of his pantaloons.  The thigh, groin, abdomen and chest were burned deeply.  (RCJul09/1886)

BONES - Rome, New York news item:  Roland Bones had a paralytic stroke yesterday afternoon, which effects his left side but leaves him the power of speech.  Mr. Bones is considerably past 80, but has always been remarkably hale for his age.  (RCJul09/1886)

KELLEY - JAMES KELLEY, of Florence, New York, aged 73 years, committed suicide last week by hanging in his own house.  (RCJul09/1886)

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

WOOD - In North Platte, Neb., July 11, 1886, DAVID S. WOOD, formerly of Yorkville, New York, father of Mrs. J. Stuart Lowery, Mrs. M. E. Wood and the late C. Louis Wood, of Utica.  (RCJul16/1886)

O'CONNOR - In Oriskany Falls, New York, July 10, 1886, of consumption, Miss KATIE O'CONNOR, formerly of Lee, in her 25th year.  (RCJul16/1886)

DAVIES - In Prospect, New York, July 11, 1886, LAURA, wife of John R. Davies, aged 51 years, 5 months and 6 days.  (RCJul16/1886)

BEST - At New Hartford, New York, July 10, 1886, GEORGE BEST, aged 74 years.  (RCJul16/1886)

GOSSIN - In Utica, New York, July 12, 1886, WILLIAM GOSSIN, aged 80 years.  (RCJul16/1886)

ROGERS - In Utica, New York, July 13, 1886, PATRICK J. ROGERS, aged 77 years, 5 months and 11 days.  (RCJul16/1886)

GOODWIN - Rome, New York.  Little FREDDIE GOODWIN, a boy of six years, only son of Joshua Goodwin, a harness maker employed by R. M. Bingham & Co., fell in the Erie Canal near Kelly & Gaheen's brewery, about one o'clock yesterday afternoon, and was drowned before help could reach him.  He was playing with another little boy, who, as soon as his companion fell in, ran and told Mrs. Goodwin.  She gave the alarm and hastened to the canal, but the boy had sunk the third time before help arrived.  The canal was dragged, and the body found in about an hour.  (RCJul16/1886)

KREPSER - Rome, New York.  FREDERICK KREPSER, aged 18 years, died at the home of his father, John Krepser, in this city, last Saturday (July 10, 1886) afternoon.  He died of heart disease, and had been ill but a few weeks.  The funeral took place at St. Joseph's Church, Monday afternoon.  His death is deeply regreted by a large circle of young friends.  (RCJul16/1886)  [see also(RCMay09/1884)-KREPSER]

JONES - Rome, New York.  The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Loyd Jones died at the residence of its parents on North James street last Friday (July 9, 1886) morning.  It was taken ill the preceding evening and suffered severe convulsions during the night.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction.  (RCJul16/1886)

CONANT - Canastota, New York.  FRANK CONANT died very suddenly Monday (July 5, 1886) morning of last week after a brief sickness of two days.  He leaves a wife and five children.  (RCJul16/1886)

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

SHEARMAN - In Utica, New York, Wednesday, July 21, 1886, JOSEPH SHEARMAN, in the 84th year of his age.  (RCJul23/1886)

TRACY - In Camden, New York, July 15, 1886, SAMUEL TRACY, aged 47 years.  (RCJul23/1886)

BYINGTON - In Camden, New York, July 20, 1886, SALLY, wife of Ambrose Byington, aged 82 years.  (RCJul23/1886)

MURPHY - At Trenton, New York, Monday, July 19, 1886, ANNA, daughter of James and Ann Murphy, aged 26 years and 8 months.  (RCJul23/1886)

JONES - At Clayville, New York, Monday, July 19, 1886, ELLIS JONES, aged 41 years.  (RCJul23/1886)

BOPPEL - At Deerfield, New York, on Sunday, July 18, 1886, JOSEPH BOPPEL, aged 48 years, 6 months and 16 days.  (RCJul23/1886)

ROBERTS - In Deerfield, New York, on Saturday, July 17, 1886, JOHN W., son of John R. and Jane Roberts, aged 22 years, 5 months and 18 days.  (RCJul23/1886)

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

GRANNIS - At Verona Springs, New York, July 24, 1886, JULIA A., wife of the late Timothy O. Grannis, of Utica, in the 65th year of her age.  (RCJul30/1886)

JUDSON - In Vernon, New York, July 22, 1886, JENNIE M., wife of Ard Judson, Jr.  (RCJul30/1886)

BASTOW - At New York Mills, New York, July 25, 1886, HANNAH, daughter of Henry Bastow, aged 40 years and 5 days.  (RCJul30/1886)   [see also (RCApr20/1888)-BASTOW]

WILLIAMS - At Nobby Island, Alexandria Bay, July 27, 1886, ABIJAH J. WILLIAMS, of Utica, aged 81 years.  (RCJul30/1886)

TREXLER - Two boilers at John Henning's ore mines at Topton, Pa., exploded Wednesday (July 28,1886) afternoon.  JOSIAH BLOCH, the superintendent, was blown 400 feet and instantly killed.  JEROME TREXLER was probably fatally scalded, and Moses Houpi was seriously injured.  Several other men employed in the mines were slightly injured.  The building was burned and the machinery entirely wrecked.  (RCJul30/1886)

KENT - Rome, New York.  Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Kent mourn the loss of an infant daughter, who died on Wednesday (July 28, 1886).   (RCJul30/1886)

HARRIS - Rome, New York.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris, of this city, formerly of Oswego, have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of their infant son, who died recently.  (RCJul30/1886)

STORRS - Rome, New York.  As the freight packet Onondaga was nearing this city from the west on the Erie Canal last Friday (July 23, 1886) afternoon, EDWARD STORRS, a steersman on the boat, while passing around the rear cabin, lost his footing and fell into the canal.  Albert McMullen, a driver, who was on the boat, heard a splash, and upon running to the side of the boat saw Storrs, who was unable to swim, struggling in the water.  A rope was thrown to him, but before he could grasp it he sank the third time and was drowned.  As soon as the boat reached the city, Coroner Millington was notified, and he in company with the captain of the boat and others went to the scene of the accident and dragged the canal for the body, recovering it about four P.M.  The coroner summoned a jury, and after hearing the testimony and viewing the remains, rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.  Mr. Storrs resided at Hinmansville, Oswego Co., where he has a wife and child.  (RCJul30/1886)

PFLUG - Lee, New York.  FRANKIE PFLUG, after a severe illness of inflammation of the bowels, died Wednesday (July 28, 1886), about one o'clock.  His parents reside at Coonrad Settlement, and have the sympathy of all in their severe affliction.  (RCJul30/1886)

HART - Taberg, New York.  Our M.E. Church was filled last Saturday (July 24, 1886) with people who assembled to attend the funeral of little EMMA HART.  The children belonging to the day school, and also the Sunday school of which she was a member attended in a body, and six of her classmates acted as pall bearers.  The floral offerings were wonderful; not only was the church profusely decorated with flowers, but the coffin and even the little grave was lined with them.  Though so young little Emma had already learned to love the Saviour, and thought and talked much of heavenly things.  She was conscious to the last, and bore her intense suffering with a fortitude rarely seen in a person of maturer years.  Just before she died she suddenly raised her eyes and murmured "Sweet, sweet."  She surely had caught a glimpse of that beautiful golden city she was so soon to enter, then suddenly starting up she exclaimed, "I am going!" sank back and was gone.  (RCJul30/1886)

SHERMAN - Utica, New York, July 27 item -- JOSEPH A. SHERMAN is dead.  He was better known for his hatred of Roscoe Conkling than for anything else.  His grievance was the Utica post-office, which he did not get when Lincoln was inaugurated.  When Blaine made his noted speech, wherein he described Mr. Conkling as a turkey gobbler, &c., Sherman purchased an immense male turkey and forwarded it to Blaine.  The whole affair was spread out in the newspapers as far as it could reach.  It was a disastrous transaction in poultry for all concerned.  Sherman got nothing after that, and the irrepressible conflict between Conkling and Blaine began.  There is reason to believe that but for that miserable bird the effect of Blaine's speech would have soon died out, and the two statesmen working in harmony would in turn have achieved the object of their high ambition, the Presidency of the United States.  As Mr. Sherman was always proud of his part in the transaction, it is right that this addenda be made to his obituary.  (RCJul30/1886)

RICH - Rome, New York.  Miss MAUD RICH, daughter of Mrs. Isadore Rich and grand-daughter of Isaac Knox, of this city, was shockingly burned by kerosene last Friday (July 23, 1886) afternoon at the residence of J. Theodore Knox of Knoxboro, in whose family she has lived since last fall.  She had been ironing and heating her flatirons on a kerosene stove.  As the oil had got rather low, she stopped to replenish it.  She supposed that she had extinguished the lights, but it appears evident that one of them must have been burning slightly, as it flamed up as soon as she commenced to pour in the oil.  The fire spread to her clothing, and almost instaneously she was enveloped in flames from head to foot
     The inmates of the house and neighbors now came to her assistance and soon succeeded in extinguishing the flames, but her clothing was nealy all consumed and her arms and legs shockingly burned.  Her back was also badly burned, but her chest was protected from harm by her corset, and if her life is saved it will be owing to that protection.  Dr. Munger, of  Knoxboro, dressed her wounds, and has cared for her assiduously ever since.  She was still alive yesterday, but very low, and there is still much doubt of her recovery.  Her mother and older sister,
Miss Stella Rich, went to Knoxboro, Friday evening, and have remained there ever since.  The girl is about twenty years old, and has many friends who are anxiously awaiting the result of her terrible accident.  (RCJun30/1886)
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     Miss Maud Rich who was so badly burned by kerosene at Knoxboro, on the 23rd ult., died of her injuries last Friday (June 30, 1886), after lingering in terrible agony for a week.  She was conscious up to a few hours before her death.  Her remains were brought to Rome the same evening, and funeral services were held from the house of her mother, on Thomas street, Sunday afternoon.  Rev. Dr. Taylor, of the Presbyterian Church, officiated, the hymns being sung by Miss Rona Searles, Mrs. H. J. Rowland, D. E. Pugh and S. H. Beach.  The bearers were J. Erwin Barnard, George Bacon, John Ethridge, John H. Ayers and Frank J. Hengge of Rome, and Bert Deneio, of Oneida.  The remains were interred in the Rome cemetery.  Her age was eighteen years.  (RCAug06/1886)

JOHNSON - Rome, New York.  DAVID MINOR KILBORN JOHNSON, senior member of the well known law firm of Johnson & Prescott, and one of the proprietors of the American Block in which their office is located, died at his residence, corner of Embargo and George streets, about 10 o'clock yesterday morning.  He had been in good health until about a year ago, since which time he has suffered considerably from an affection of the heart.  He was compelled to give up business about four weeks ago, since which time he has remained at his home, though not confined to his room much till last Saturday.  On that day he was taken much worse, and continued to fail rapidly till his death, which resulted from a derangement of the functions of the stomach and kidneys.

     Mr. Johnson was 71 years of age, having been born in Cazenovia, New York, June 7, 1815.  He was the only son of David B. Johnson, who was for many years a leading member of the bar in Central New York, district attorney of Madison County, and master and examiner in chancery.

     The son studied law in his father's office and was admitted to the bar in 1837.  He commenced practice as a lawyer in Camden, and removed to Rome in 1844, where he has ever since resided.  For more than forty years he has ranked as one of the leading lawyers in Central New York, and for nearly thirty years past has acted as counselor for the New York Central Railroad Company.

     During his residence here he has had as law partners William M. Tallman, Charles Carroll, Derick L. Boardman, Henry A. Foster, George H. Lynch and Cyrus D. Prescott.  With Mr. Boardman he was associated many years, and his partnership with Mr. Prescott dates back to July 1, 1868.  His practice has been eminently successful, and the client who secured his services accounted himself fortunate.  As a man he was well liked by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

    Mr. Johnson was twice married; first in 1844, to Miss Frances J. Matteson, daughter of the late Simon Matteson of Rome, with whom he lived seven years, till her death, in 1851.  His second wife (who survives him) was Mrs. Julia W. Sumner, of Jackson, Michigan, to whom he was married in 1860.  By her he has two daughters, who survive him -- Mrs. John D. McMahon and Miss Ella S. Johnson.  All have the sympathy of the community in their affliction.

    Last evening the members of the bar of this city met at Mr. Prescott's office and prepared a call for a meeting of the bar of the county, to be held at the Court House in this city at nine o'clock to-morrow afternoon, to take action expressive of the great loss they have sustained.  It will doubtless be largely attended.  (RCJun30/1886)

ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 6, 1886

SCOVILLE - In West Vienna, New York, July 22, 1886, EMELINE, relict of Conant Scoville, aged 69 years.  (RCAug06/1886)

DORRANCE - In Camden, New York, July 28, 1886, MARY, youngest child of William H. and Emma G. Dorrance, aged 17 months.  (RCAug06/1886)

DENIO - Suddenly, on Saturday, July 31, 1886, in Rome, New York, RUTH OAKLEY, widow of Israel Denio, aged 78 years, 11 months and 14 days, at her home on Court street.  She had been in poor health for several years past, but the immediate cause of her death was heart trouble resulting from congestion of the lungs, brought on by a cold contacted about two weeks before her decease.  She was confined to her bed only about a week, and the evening before her death was feeling so well that she sat up for a short time, passing quite a confortable night thereafter.  About 9 o'clock Saturday morning she had a serious attack of heart trouble, and died in about fifteen minutes.

     Deceased lacked but a few days of being 79 years old, having been born in August 1807.  She was a native of the town of Western, and a daughter of Henry Dopp, who removed to this county from Poughkeepsie at the commencement of the century.  She was married to her late husband at the age of 20, and lived with him some 58 years before they were separated by his death, which occurred last year.

     She was one of a family of 13 children, of whom only one -- Miss Deney Dopp, of Wright Settlement -- survives.  She leaves five daughters -- Mrs. H. F. Dyer, of Dyer of Dansville, Livingston County, Mrs. H. W. Mitchell, Mrs. H. G. Wright and Misses Mary and Sophia Denio, of this city.  Another daughter, Mrs. S. G. Visscher, died a few years since.  Deceased was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, and an amiable Christian lady.

     Funeral services were held at her late residence on Court street Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Egar officiating.  A large number of friends and relatives were present.  The remains were interred in Wright Settlement cemetery.  The bearers were C. D. Prescott, E. J. Lawton, J. S. Dyett and J. C. Champion.  The pall bearers were J. S. Whaley, G. N. Bissell, Nathaniel and Alva Mudge, A. Sandford, L. E. Elmer, F. H. Thomas and W. K. Reese.  (RCAug06/1886)    [see also (RCDec04/1885)-DENIO]

EVANS - At Holland Patent, New York, on Friday, July 30, 1886, HUGH EVANS, in the 74th year of his age.  He died from exhaustion, brought on by the amputation of one of his legs a few days since.   (RCAug06/1886)

GRIFFITHS - In Clayville, New York, on Friday, July 30, 1886, MARY J., youngest daughter of John and Hannah Griffiths, age 20 years, 9 months and 19 days. (RCAug06/1886)[see also (RCJul07/1888)-GRIFFITHS

SCHEUCH - At Clayville, New York, July 30, 1886, ELISE GERMOND SCHEUCH, aged 1 year,  4 months and 21 days.  (RCAug06/1886)

WELLS - In Clinton, New York, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Brooks, Mrs. HANNAH WELLS, aged 90 years.  (RCAug06/1886)

KOROSKENY - Trenton, Aug 2 -- JULIUS KOROSKENY, a Hungarian, was killed last night in Cass street, between the occupants of which and those of another Hungarian boarding house adjoining it there was rivalry of some sort.  The inmates of both houses got into a fight at midnight, and when the police arrived they discovered Koroskeny lying in the middle of the street.  Just as the officers arrived and flashed their bull's eye lanterns in his face the death rattle in his throat was heard, his form straighted out, and he was dead.  Near where he lay was a butcher knife covered with blood.  Koroskeny was wounded on his head and in both sides.  A knife had been plunged between his ribs in several places.  His left lung was pierced. A dozen Hungarians were arrested, and two of them John Schneider and Joseph Saltese, had on shirts stained with blood.  Schneider's vest had been partly torn off, and a fragment of it was found at the scene of the affray.  (RCAug06/1886)

CALDWELL - Utica, New York.  Nobody to blame, as usual, for the death of Brakeman EDWARD CALDWELL, who was killed by a piece of timber projecting from a car at Clinton yesterday.  Digging under its foundations and tumbling your neighbor's buildings to ruins, comes uner the same head.  (RCAug06/1886)

WIEDLEY - Utica, New York.  Mrs. ELIZA M. WIEDLEY, daughter of William and Jane Pelton, was buried at Forest Hill this afternoon.  She was a most estimable young woman, whose many friends mourn her departure.  She was in her 22d year.  (RCAug06/1886)

DUDLEY - JOHN DUDLEY, an old resident of West Utica, New York, was buried from St. Patrick's Church to-day.  (RCAug06/1886)

PUGH - Rome, New York.  Mrs. William Pugh, of this city, has lost both her twin boys of cholera infantum within a week.  One died last Saturday (July 31, 1886) and the other on Monday. (August 2, 1886).   (RCAug06/1886)  [see also (RCAug13/1886)-JONES]

ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 13, 1886

COLMAN - In Camden, New York, July 30, 1886, Mrs. SUSAN COLMAN, aged 57 years.  (RCAug13/1886)

DEELEY - In Vienna, New York, July 31, 1886, AMARETTA, wife of Jessie Deeley, aged 19 years.  (RCAug13/1886)

GROGAN - In Rome, New York, August 6, 1886, of cholera infantum, J. LESTER GROGAN, son of William J. and Satie Quinn Grogan, aged 8 months and 25 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

CAMPBELL - In Rome, New York, August 7, 1886, WILLIAM CAMPBELL, Jr., only son of William and Mary Campbell, aged 1 year and 23 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

RINKLE - At Boonville, New York, August 7, 1886, JAMES FREDERICK, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. L. F. Rinkle, aged 29 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

OSBORN - In Waterville, New York, August 7, 1886, ELLEN CORNELIA, widow of the late Wallace W. Osborn and oldest daughter of William P. and Mary Ann Cleveland, aged 55 years and 4 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

JONES - At Trenton, New York, August 7, 1886, MANZIE, oldest daughter of Richard J. and Kate Jones, aged 18 years and 8 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

OSBORN - Near Clinton, New York, August 9, 1886, Mrs. SARAH H. OSBORN, daughter of Fred Frost, in her 24th year.  (RCAug13/1886)

LANGWORTHY - At Bridgewater, New York, August 9, 1886, SAMUEL LANGWORTHY, aged 67 years.  (RCAug13/1886)

CHAPMAN - Monday evening, August 9, 1886, at the home of his niece, Mrs. E. Prentiss Bailey, in Utica, New York, EDWARD CHAPMAN, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the 84th year of his age.  (RCAug13/1886)

WADSWORTH - At Washington Mills, New York, August 9, 1886, CLARENCE BURT, only child of Timothy and Emma J. Wadsworth, aged 8 months and 19 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

INMAN - At Frankfort Hill, New York, August 11, 1886, Mrs. CYNTHIA INMAN, widow of Ashel Inman, aged 91 years, 6 months and 5 days.  (RCAug13/1886)

SCHADER - In the town of Verona, New York, August 8, 1886, Mrs. SABINA SCHADER, aged 79 years.  (RCAug13/1886)

JONES - Rome, New York.  We mentioned last week the death of the twin boys of Mrs. William Pugh, of cholera infantum.  Last Friday (August 6, 1886), her sister Mrs. Robert Jones, who resides on Roberts street, lost her boy seven months old of the same disease.  (RCAug13/1886)  [see also (RCAug06/1886)-PUGH]

LAW - Capt. FRANK H. LAW, who commanded Co. 1 in the 117th regiment of New York Volunteers in the war of the rebellion, died in New York city on Thursday (August 5, 1886) of last week.  He was born near Bartlett, in the town of Westmoreland, New York, and lived there till the war broke out.  He was 51 years old and leaves a widow.  (RCAug13/1886)

WHITE - NICHOLAS A. WHITE, who for nearly fifty years past has been one of the proprietors of the Utica pottery, died in Utica Monday (August 9, 1886).  He was much esteemed for his integrity and geniality, and had many friends.  He represented his district in the Assembly in 1873, and had also been supervisor and alderman.  For some twenty-five years past he had been one of the directors of the Utica Mechanics' Association.  In politics he was first a Whig and then a Republican.  In his earlier days he was a member of the Methodist Church, but of late years he was an attendant at the First Presbyterian Church.  He was in the 68th year of his age.  (RCAug13/1886)

THOMAS - Rome, New York.  Mrs. CORNELIA THOMAS, wife of George R. Thomas of this city, died Sunday (August 8, 1886) afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Goodsell, in Bartlett, New York.  Some five weeks ago, while visiting her parents, she was taken down with typhoid fever, from which attack she never recovered, though the immediate cause of her death was Bright's disease of the kidneys.  She was 31 years old, and had been married about nine years.  She was a graduate of Rome Academy, having resided in this place some years before her marriage.  She was a zealous and active member of the Baptist Church in this city, and was an earnest consistent Christian woman.  Many friends sympathize with her husband, parents and sisters in their bereavement.  Funeral services were held at her father's house in Bartlett on Wednesday.  (RCAug13/1886)

COPPINGER - JAMES COPPINGER, head porter at the New American Hotel at Richfield Springs, New York, drank on Monday morning a quantity of aqua ammonia from a bottle, supposing it to be apollinaris water. Dr. Alfred R. Crane, of Richfield, brought him to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in Utica, for treatment, where he died at noon on Tuesday (August 10, 1886).  Deceased was a resident of New York city, about 50 years of age, and leaves a daughter 18 and a son 10 years of age.  (RCAug13/1886)

TILDEN - Rome, New York.  The casket in which SAMUEL J. TILDEN was buried was made on a special order by Chappell, Case & Maxwell, of Oneida.  It is of solid red cedar, covered with rich plush, and is lined with polished copper.  (RCAug13/1886)

TILLINGHAST - James Tillinghast, of Buffalo, late vice president of the N.Y.C. & H.R. Rairlroad, came to Rome Wednesday to arrange for the removal of the remains of three members of his family who were buried in the old cemetery -- GIDEON, DIANA R. and MARY TILLINGHAST. The remains are to be taken up and forwarded to Buffalo, New York.  (RCAug13/1886)

HALL - Lee Center, New York.  James Hall, of Collinsville, Alabama, and his youngest son, James Jr., a lad of four years are visiting friends in Oneida Co.  On Saturday, July 31, he, in company with his sister, Mrs. William McDougall, of Westmoreland, and Semour McDougall and wife, visited their friends in Lee and remained over Sunday.  On Monday they returned to their homes.  Mr. Hall received a telegram from his wife dated Aug. 7, in which was chronicaled the death of his father, JOSEPH P. HALL.  It being impossible for him to be present at the funeral, he has determined to shorten his visit in New York, and hasten home as soon as he can arrange his business matters.  (RCAug13/1886)

FERGUSON - JOHN FERGUSON, for many years a resident of Lee, New York, died at the county house last Sunday (August 8, 1886).  His funeral was held at the Valley Church yesterday, and the remains were interred in the cemetery there.  (RCAug13/1886)

OBERTEUFFER - Just as people are getting over the shock occasioned by the burning to death by kerosene of a young lady at Knoxboro, we have the sad tidings of the death of a young lady by scalding in the town of Lee.  The circumstances are as follows:  Two young ladies, daughters of E. M. Oberteuffer, of Stapleton, Long Island, have been visiting at the residence of F. S. Hyatt, near Brookfield Settlement, about three miles southwest of Lee Center, New York.  About 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, while Mrs. Hyatt was getting dinner, the sleepers under the kitchen floor gave way.  The cooking stove was overturned and a large boiler full of scalding water was upset scalding LOUISE OBERTEUFFER and Mr. Hyatt's mother.  The girl's arms and her body, from her neck down, were terribly scalded, so that the skin came off her arm when it was touched.

     They were attended by Dr. T. H. Cox, who remained with them six hours and did all he could for their relief, but the girl was so badly scalded that medical skill could avail nothing.  After eighteen hours of intense suffering, she died at five o'clock Wednesday (August 11, 1886) morning.  She was about 16 years of age.  Her parents arrived (in response to a telegram sent immediately after the accident) about an hour after her death, and returned Thursday bearing the remains of their lost child and accompanied by her half-crazed sister.  Mrs. Hyatt, who is 65 years old, was quite badly scalded, but will doubtless recover.  (RCAug13/1886)

ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 20, 1886

GRAY - In Rome, New York, Thursday, August 12, 1886, Mrs. BETSY GRAY, widow of Joel Gray, aged 92 years, died at the residence of her son, Alex. Gray, near Hatch's Corners.  She had lived in Westmoreland and Rome for eighty years of her life.  For more than 60 years her husband conducted the Dodge tannery, in the Hatch neighborhood, and later was engaged in farming.  From her girlhood Mrs. Gray had been an exemplary Christian and a consistent member of the M.E. Church at Lowell.  She had been the mother of seven children, of whom the following survive her -- George E. Gray of San Francisco, Alex. Gray of Rome, Mrs. Sarah J. Howe of Westmoreland, and Noah D. Gray of Syracuse.  She was buried from the residence of her son at two o'clock Sunday afternoon.   (RCAug20/1886)

TAFT - At his home in Atchison, Kansas, on Tuesday, August 10, 1886, at 5:30 P.M., ALANSON TAFT, former resident of Lee and later of Rome, New York, aged 68 years, 7 months and 4 days.  He was a brother of the late Vincent and G. W. Taft of Rome.   (RCAug20/1886)

THOMAS - At Cassville, New York, August 14, 1886, LUCY GOODELL, wife of Steven Thomas, aged 87 years and 8 months.  (RCAug20/1886)

LEWIS - In Camden, New York, August 14, 1886, MICHAEL LEWIS, aged 27 years.  (RCAug20/1886)

WILLIAMS - In East Florence, New York, August 14, 1886, BETSEY E. WILLIAMS, aged 85 years.  (RCAug20/1886)

REDMOND - In Camden, New York. August 16, 1886, JAMES REDMOND, aged 73 years.  (RCAug20/1886)

PALMS - In Camden, New York, August 14, 1886, LOUISA, daughter of Garry and Libbie Palms, Esq., of Blossvale, aged 18 years.  She died of inflammation of the bowels.  The funeral will take place at McConnellsville.  [another notice says she died Monday morning, August 16th --transcriber] (RCAug20/1886)

COLEMAN - At Coleman's Mills, New York, Monday, August 16, 1886, of apoplexy, A. H. COLEMAN, aged 81 years, 8 months and 16 days.  (RCAug20/1886)

HARPER - In New Hartford, New York, on Monday, August 16, 1886, JACOB HARPER, father of Mrs. Samuel Patterson, in the 69th year of his age.  (RCAug20/1886)

WATSON - In Rome, New York, Tuesday, August 17, 1886, at 7:10 P.M., at the residence of his parents, No. 85 Thomas street, WILLIAM HENRY WATSON, son of William R. Watson, aged 42 years and 2 days.  The cause of his death was lung and heart disease, of which he had been ailing for three months past.  Deceased was born in Trenton, New York, but for many years had resided at New York Mills, where he was connected with the cotton factory.  He was unmarried.  Funeral services will be held at his father's residence at 10 o'clock this morning, and the remains will be taken to New York Mills for interment.    (RCAug20/1886)

BROCK - At New Hartford, New York, Wednesday, August 18, 1886, ANN, mother of Michael Brock, in her 88th year.  (RCAug20/1886)

EVANS - In Floyd, New York, August 18, 1886, CATHERINE EVANS, widow of the late Evan R. Evans, aged 71 years.  (RCAug20/1886)

MALONEY - Mrs. GEORGE MALONEY, of Franklin, Pa., who had been stopping at Stanwix Hall for medical treatment the last three months, died Tuesday (August 17, 1886) evening.  She was 36 years old, and had been an invalid for twelve years past.  Her husband, who arrived here Sunday, started for home with the remains Wednesday noon.  (RCAug20/1886)

STICKER - Rome, New York.  ARMAN McCLELLAND STICKER, son of John Sticker of this city, died on Thursday (August 12, 1886) evening of last week at Poolville, Madison Co., where he was visiting.  He was 22 years of age, and had lived in Rome the past three years.  He was suffering from consumption, though the immediate cause of his death was congestion of the lungs, with which he was attacked a few days before.  His remains were brought to Rome for interment.  (RCAug20/1886)

ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 27, 1886

ADDINGTON - In Paris, New York, August 22, 1886, ABIGAIL LaMIRA FROST, youngest daughter of Franklin and Almira Frost of Kirkland, and wife of Henry Addington, in her 21st year.  (RCAug27/1886)

POWERS - In New York Mills, New York, on Tuesday, August 24, 1886, MARY, wife of Michael Powers, aged 39 years.  (RCAug27/1886)

KANE - In Boonville, New York, August 13, 1886, PHILO KANE, aged 76 years.  (RCAug27/1886)

BALLOU - In Boonville, New York, at the residence of his son-in-law, Alfred Drake, August 18, 1886, JESSE BALLOU, aged 82 years and 10 months.  (RCAug27/1886)

JONES - At Prospect, New York, Sunday, August 22, 1886, DEAN ELMER, infant son of William W. and Carrie E. Jones, aged 11 months and 7 days.  (RCAug27/1886)

KNOX - In Oneida, New York, August 24, 1886, ORVILLE L. KNOX, aged 75 years.  (RCAug27/1886)

ROACH - In Oriskany Falls, New York, August 18, 1886, THOMAS WILBUR ROACH, aged 22 years, 7 months, and 6 days.  (RCAug27/1886)

THOMAS - In Utica, New York, August 25, 1886, MARIA C. THOMAS, widow of the late Dr. D. G. Thomas, in the 78th year of her age.  (RCAug27/1886)

THOMPSON - In New Hartford, New York, August 25, 1886, DOLLY THOMPSON, aged 86 years and 10 months.  (RCAug27/1886)

UPSON - In Camden, New York, August 21, 1886, M. ESTELLA UPSON, aged 14 years and 3 months.  (RCAug27/1886)  [another notice in same paper follows:]
               Camden, N.Y., Aug. 26, 1886.  Camden News:  Miss Stella Upson, whose illness was mentioned last week, died Saturday afternoon.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Upson, and was 14 years old.  She was attacked about three weeks ago with typhoid fever, which was the cause of her death.  Her funeral was largely attended on Tuesday.  (RCAug27/1886)

GREENMAN - Utica, New York.  The death of Mrs. SARAH GREENMAN, widow of the late Captain Hiram Greenman, in this city, on the 21st inst. at the ripe old age of 91, removes one of the oldest if not the very oldest resident of the city.  Mrs. Greenman to the very last was a strong-minded woman in the best sense.  She had scant opportunity to obtain the education now deemed so necessary.  But she could cook a good meal and knew well how to supply her family with every comfort.  And after the death of her husband she developed the highest business qualities in the management of the very large estate left in her charge.  (RCAug27/1886)

MAHAR - Taberg, New York.  Patrick Mahar lost a child ten months old last Saturday (August 21, 1886) with cholera infantum.  (RCAug27/1886)

JACKSON - WILLIAM B. JACKSON and ROBERT F. HURLBURT, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Utica, New York, and CHARLES JOHNSON, Jackson's coachman, were drowned while crossing Lake Minnetonka, near Minneapolis, last Saturday (August 21, 1886).  Another member of the party was rescued in time to save his life, though he was unconscious.  The gentlemen were going to spend Sunday at Jackson's cottage on the lake, and were crossing in a boat when a squall came up and swamped the boat.  All day Sunday a number of gentlemen living in the vicinity searched for the bodies under the direction of one who had witnessed the accident.  They used rowboats and grappling hooks, and passed repeatedly over the fatal spot dragging their hooks.

The body of Johnson, the coachman, was found first, in 40 feet of water and about 100 yards from shore, quite a distance from the spot where the boat went down.  The body of Mr. Hurlburt was found about three hours later, but they dragged till dark without finding the body of Mr. Jackson.  A diver from Minneapolis went down two or three times, but the seagrass was so thick in the bottom of the lake that he could see nothing any distance away, and gave up the search.  The seaweed also obstructed the use of the hooks, preventing them from sinking to the bottom.

We do not learn that Jackson's body has yet been found, though there was talk of exploding dynamite over the lake to see if it would not rise to the surface.  Both Jackson and Hurlburt were men in good circumstances, and have families in Minneapolis.  Hurlburt's life was insured for $50,000.  Jackson has parents and other relatives living in Utica.  (RCAug27/1886)

PALMER - Mrs. R. Z. PALMER, died at the County House Tuesday (August 24, 1886) noon, after a brief and comparatively painless illness.  Her death was from old age, she being 77 years old.  She was a sister of David S. Young of Lee Center and Edward Young of this city (Rome, NY).  She was buried yesterday at Lee Center.  (RCAug27/1886)

BRONSON - Charles Bronson, of Boonville, who was kicked by one of his horses several weeks since, is said to be in a critical conditon, with little hope of his recovery.  (RCAug27/1886)

EVENDEN - The wife of Leonard C. Evenden, formerly Miss Alma Bush of Rome, was drowned some two weeks since while bathing in the Mississippi River about three miles below Hannibal, Mo., where she resided.  With three friends (a woman and two men) she had gone down the river on a frolic, and while they were bathing in the river Mrs. Evenden drowned.  There was evidently an impression that there had been foul play, for a coroner's jury spent ten days investigating the case, but a verdict of accidental drowning was finally rendered.  A singular feature of the affair was, that while all four of the party were married, none of them was accompanied by his or her partner.  The occurrence has occasioned quite a sensation in Hannibal, and much feeling is manifested against the masculine members of the party.  (RCAug27/1886)

CORR - Delta, New York Item, Aug. 26, 1886:  LAWRENCE CORR, an old and respected resident of Quaker Hill died this morning about 4 o'clock.  He was 63 years old, and leaves a wife and several children to mourn.  They have the sympathy of the entire community.  Mr. Corr had only been sick for a few weeks.  He was taken suddenly ill, and grew rapidly worse until death came to his relief.  His disease was quick consumption.  (RCAug27/1886)


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