Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1886

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

GOODENOW - Entered into rest, in Utica, New York, October 29, 1886, LUCINDA ACKLEY, widow of the late Stephen Goodenow, aged 91 years, 2 months and 4 days.  (RCNov05/1886)

HUNTLEY - In Utica, New York, October 30, 1886, MARTHA HAMILTON, wife of Elisha A. Huntley and mother of Mrs. Theodore F. Butterfield, in the 80th year of her age.  (RCNov05/1886)

WATERBURY - In Whitesboro, New York, October 27, 1886, MAY VAN BUREN DeWITT, wife of C. A. Waterbury, aged 26 years.  (RCNov05/1886)

ROWLANDS - In Marcy, New York, on Monday, November 1, 1886, EMELINE, widow of the late Daniel Rowlands, aged 70 years.  (RCNov05/1886)

SMITH - At Pine Plains, in Rome, New York, October 31, 1886, PATRICK SMITH, aged 74 years.  (RCNov05/1886)

DAVIS - In South Trenton, November 2, 1886, WILLIAM DAVIS, in the 75th year of his age.  (RCNov05/1886)

COTES - In Rome, New York, November 3, 1886, JOHN G. COTES, aged 70 years.  (RCNov05/1886)

CHILDS - In New Hartford, New York, November 3, 1886, MARY ELIZABETH JENKINS, wife of Stephen H. Childs.  (RCNov05/1886)

WATSON - CHARLES E. WATSON, a druggist of Galveston, Committed suicide at Houston, Texas, Monday with poison.  Disappointment in love and business troubles led him to take his life.  His last act was to send a beautiful bouquet to the lady on whom he had set his affections.  (RCNov05/1886)

BENNETT - New Orleans, Nov. 1.--Joe Machaner is a poor, deformed boy of this city, 17 years old, and has been nicknamed Jo-Jo for his resemblance to the Russian dog-faced boy.  He had an eye knocked out when a child, and was kicked in the face by a horse a year ago, breaking his nose and jaw and giving him a repulsive appearance.  The gamins of the city delight in following him around calling "Jo-Jo" and covering him with mud.  On Friday night while being pursued by his tormentors he faced about and threw a cobble stone at them.  It struck JOHN BENNETT, an innocent looker-on, in the chest.  Bennett sat down for a few minutes and then walked around the corner to his home, where he died soon afterward.  Jo-Jo is locked up for murder.  (RCNov05/1886)

TURLEY - Rome, New York news item:  ARTHUR TURLEY, of Marcy, NY, was drowned in the Erie Canal near the First street bridge in Utica of Wednesday ( November 3, 1886) evening.  The drowning is supposed to have been accidental.  The deceased was about 51 years of age, and leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter.  (RCNov05/1886)

FOY - Rome, New York news item:  ELIZABETH GOODIER, wife of John Foy, of Dannemora, Clinton county, formerly of Rome, died at her home on Monday, November 1, 1886, aged 32 years.  The remains were brought to this city for interment.  (RCNov05/1886)

ACKLEY - DAVID ACKLEY, a well known citizen of Rome, New York, died suddenly last Saturday (October 30, 1886) evening at his residence in the East Park of a severe attack of indigestion, resulting in paralysis of the heart.  He had been troubled with similar attacks before, having fainted from the pain of such attack when down street about a year ago.  Last week he had been suffering for several days of a stomach trouble, and on Friday evening procured some medication for it at a drug store.  He had a very painful attack on his way home, and on reaching home took some of the medicine and retired to bed.  Saturday morning he felt much better, and was able to attend to his business through the day.  About half past six o'clock in the evening, after having eaten his supper, he started for the Court House to see Surrogate Bliss, but had gone but a few steps when he was taken with a severe pain and nausea of the stomach.  He returned and entered an outhouse, where his family heard him groaning.  They went out and found him lying on the floor, apparently in great agony.  They helped him into the house and got him to bed, where he soon vomited up part of his supper.  This was followed by his coughing up some bloody matter, and death ensued soon after.  When his family discovered how ill he was, they sent out for a physician.  Dr. Flandrau arrived just after the sick man had breathed his last.  The doctor expressed the opinion that death was caused by paralysis of the heart.

Deceased was born January 22, 1822, in the northeast corner of the town of Verona, about one and a half miles from the village of Lowell (or Andover, as it was then called,) where his father raised a family  of nine children.  The boys went on the canal in the summer season and lived at home in the winter.  David went to Lowell some thirty-five years ago, and commenced the manufacture of cigars, a business he continued to follow till his death.  In 1873 he removed to this city, purchasing the house now occupied by his family.  He was three times married --his first wife being Miss Mary Jane Montgomery, sister of Mrs John Wylie and Asa Montgomery of this city, and his second wife Miss Elizabeth Tudman, sister of Henry and Edward Tudman of Westmoreland.  In 1859 he married Miss Esther Nalton, daughter of the late Thomas Nalton of Westmoreland, who survives him, as do two sons, Harry and Milton Ackley.  He also leaves five brothers and two sisters --Abram and William Ackley of Minnesota, Jacob Ackley of Redfield, Oswego County, Peter Auckley of Amboy, Oswego County, John Ackley of Westmoreland, Mrs. John Bishop of Morrisville, Madison County, and Mrs. George Babcock of Rome.

Funeral services were held at the residence, in East Park, Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Tayor of the Presbyterian Church officiating.  The bearers were John B. Nicholson, George F. Wilson, W. W. Giles, George W. Sturdevant, F. X. Greenia and E. E. Carr.  The remains were interred in Lowell cemetery.  (RCNov05/1886)
 
 

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

CREGO - In Utica, New York, November 2, 1886, Miss SOPHY H. CREGO, aged 68 years, 7 months and 18 days.  Deceased was a sister to Miss Hattie Latham, and also aunt to Mrs. J. M. Edgerton.  (RCNov12/1886)

BLISS - In the Albany hospital, Wednesday, November 10, 1886, JONATHAN BLISS, of Whitestown, aged 68 years and 7 months.  Funeral from his late residence in Whitestown at 11 o'clock A.M. Saturday.  (RCNov12/1886)

SEAVY - In Marcy, New York, November 8, 1886 MITTIE, mother of George Seavy, aged 82 years.  (RCNov12/1886)

KIMBALL - Entered into rest, on the afternoon of November 9, 1886, at Whitestown, New York, SARAH LORD, widow of the late Reuel Kimball, of Leyden, New York, aged 73 years.  (RCNov12/1886)

NILES - In Rome, New York, November 9, 1886, CELINDA MARIA LANFEAR, wife of Antle Niles, aged 47 years.  (RCNov12/1886)

DOYLE - At McConnellsville, New York, November 8,  1886, MICHAEL DOYLE, aged 53 years.  (RCNov12/1886)

SHEAD - Greenway, New York news item:  Mrs. JANE E. SHEAD, wife of Albert Shead, died at her home near Churchville, November 4, 1886.  She had been helpless several days from a stroke of paralysis.  (RCNov12/1886)

KUHN - Rome, New York news item:  William Kuhn was called to Philadelphia Monday by the death of his mother, which occurred on Saturday, November 6, 1886.   (RCNov12/1886)

HALE - Rome, New York news item:  ANDREW J. HALE died at the city hospital yesterday of pneumonia, after an illness of about two weeks.  He was 63 years old, and had lived in Rome nearly 40 years.  Soon after coming here he enlisted as a fireman, and has been a fireman in some capacity ever since, though for a year or two past he has not been able to do much on account of rheumatism, with which he was afflicted.   A wife and daughter who live in Oneida survive him, and he also leaves a brother in this city, J. W. Hale of 90 Embargo street, from whose home he will be buried.  Deceased was a quiet, taciturn man, but well liked by those who were acquainted with him.  (RCNov12/1886)

AUSTIN - Lee Center, New York news item:  JACOB AUSTIN whose death occurred on the 1st instant, was a suffer from a long and painful illness.  Dr. Fraser, who had charge of the case, says the disease is of very rare occurrance, and is known as glosso labio laryngeal paralysis.  He added that Dr. Hammond said it so rarely occurred that a physician was not likely to have more than one case in his lifetime.  The funeral was held in the M. E. Church last Thursday afternoon.  Rev. H. A. Harris preached from the words of the Saviour to His disciples:  "I will never leave you nor forsake you."  He leaves a widow and a brother Gardiner Austin, of Boonville.  (RCNov12/1886)

PARKHAM - Rome, New York  news item:  ADELBERT J. PARKHAM, of New London, who was taken to the Binghamton Insane Asylum about three months ago, died in that institution of the 4th instant.  Deceased was 37 years of age, and had always been a resident of New London.  Softening of the brain brought on his malady.  Besides a wife and daughter, three brothers and one sister are left --Edgar Peckham, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cyrus O. Peckham, of this city, and M.D. Peckham, of Syracuse, and Mrs. Charles T. Smith, of Fort Mason, Florida.  (RCNov12/1886)

DENT - The coroner's jury in the case of little ROBERT DENT of Utica, who was killed by eating poison which had been spread on a cracker, brought in a verdict last Monday night that death resulted from the poison; but express no suspicion as to whether it was intentional or accidental.  The general opinion is that the poison was intended for some animal, but accidentally got into the hands of the child.  (RCNov12/1886)  [see also (RCSep10/1886)-DENT]

WEEKS - GARDNER B. WEEKS, who died in Syracuse Tuesday (November 2, 1886) morning, but who formerly resided in Verona, left his residence worth $7,000, and his personal property, some $7,500, to his widow and children.  (RCNov12/1886)

GROSVENOR - Oliver D. Grosvenor, of Rochester, came to Rome last week and arranged for the removal of his parents from the old to the new cemetery, and also for the removal of their monument.  The father, OLIVER C. GROSVENOR, who has been dead some fifty years, was formerly a school teacher in Rome, and numbered among his pupils the late Judge Hiram Denio and Rev. Albert Barnes.  (RCNov12/1886)

GEISLER - Rome, New York news item:  PETER GEISLER died of paralysis at his home on Ridge street last Sunday, aged 77 years.  He came to Rome from Bavaria, Germany, in 1847, and settled in Rome,  where he followed cabinet making till obliged to give up work some ten years ago.  He leaves a widow and five children.  Mrs. Joseph Kapfer being his daughter by his first wife, who died in Germany.  (RCNov12/1886)

ELWELL - Mrs. LANEY ELWELL, widow of J. F. Elwell, died of paralysis last Sunday, (November 7, 1886) at her home, corner of Embargo and Madison streets.  Her age was 79 years.  She had resided in Rome since 1865, her husband dying here about twelve years since.  She was a native of Otsego County, and her remains were  taken there for interement.  She was a sister of the late Peter J. Sillenbeck, and aunt of C. G. Sillenbeck and George S. Klock of this city.  (RCNov12/1886)

WHITE - Taberg, New York news item:  Mr. E. G. Cone, wife and two daughters from Vermont, spent several days including last  Sunday, in Taberg.  Mrs. Cone was a daughter of GEORGE K. WHITE, who lived and died in Taberg some years ago.  She came to revisit the scenes of her childhood, and to once more visit the last resting place of her father.  (RCNov12/1886)

EVANS - Taberg, New York news item:  News has been received here announcing the death of Mrs. BETSEY EVANS which occurred October 27th at the house of her son-in-law, Alonzo Douglass, near Oronoque, Norton Co., Kansas.  Mrs. Evans was for many years a resident of this town.  She leaves a  large circle of friends here as well as in her later home in Kansas.  (RCNov12/1886)

TAFT - Taberg, New York news item:  CHAUNCEY TAFT suffered the third shock of paralysis last Thursday morning while engaged in lighting a fire in the cook stove.  He was unconscious from the first, and never regained consciousness in the least degree, but lingered until eight o'clock Sunday (November 7, 1886) evening when he ceased to breathe.  Mr. Taft was sixty-four years old and had been a life-long resident of this town.  He was a quiet, unasuming,upright man.  All who knew him were his friends.  He leaves an invalid widow and one daughter, Mrs. Williston T. Clover, and one son, Orra Taft, whose house is near Ellendale, Dakota.  The funeral services are delayed till Thursday to enable him to be present.  (RCNov12/1886)
 
 

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

WILSEY - In Boonville, New York, November 7, 1886, ALONZO WILSEY, aged 70 years, 5 months and 7 days.  (RCNov19/1886)

REED - In Boonville, New York, November 3, 1886, Mrs. LOIS M., relict of the late J. M. Reed, aged 81 years, 9 months and 20 days.  (RCNov19/1886)

CLOUSER - In Boonville, New York, October 28, 1886, ROMAN CLOUSER, aged 77 years.  (RCNov19/1886)

BEVAN - In Clayville, New York, November 15, 1886, ELLEN E., wife of the late Thomas Bevan, aged 53 years, 8 months and 22 days.  (RCNov19/1886)

SMITH - In New York Mills, New York, November 16, 1886, FREDERICK WILLIAM, son of Fremont and Anna M. Smith, aged 5 months and 2 days.  (RCNov19/1886)

WAITE - At the Congregational parsonage, in Madison, New York, November 16, 1886, Rev. HIRAM H. WAITE, M.A., pastor of the Congregational Church, in the 70th year of his age.  (RCNov19/1886)

OWENS - In Utica, New York, November 16, 1886, RICHARD U. OWENS, in his 70th year.  (RCNov19/1886)

PATTENGILL - In Utica, New York, Monday, November 15, 1886, ALANSON PATTENGILL, aged 78 years.  (RCNov19/1886)

HOUCK - In New York Upper Mills, New York, Novmber 16, 1886,  MAGDALEN M. HOUCK, wife of Jacob Houck, in the 62d year of her age.  (RCNov19/1886)

McCORMACK - In Clayville, New York, November 15, 1886, Mrs. ELLEN McCORMACK, mother of Mrs. Patrick Ludlow, aged 81 years.  (RCNov19/1886)

SAVAGE - In Sauquoit, New York, November 16, 1886, at her late residence, FANNIE M., wife of Morris D. Savage, aged 36 years.  (RCNov19/1886)

PUGH - In Rome, New York, November 17, 1886, EDWARD M. PUGH, aged 27 years.  (RCNov19/1886)

ROACH - In Oriskany Falls, New York, November 15, 1886, MICHAEL ROACH, aged 65 years.  (RCNov19/1886)

VANDEWALKER - CLINTON VANDEWALKER, locktender at lock No. 25 on the Black River Canal, half a mile north of Hillside in the town of Western, was found dead in his bed about six o'clock Wednesday (November 13, 1886) morning.  He was about 75 years old, and had been in rather poor health for about a year past, but was feeling as well as usual when he retired Tuesday night.  He and his wife lived in the lock-house and occupied separate sleeping rooms.  He must have died quietly during the night, as his wife heard nothing of him.  She was much shocked at finding him dead.  She went to Hillside and gave notice of his death, and Coroner Mullington was at once sent for.  (RCNov19/1886)

BELSHAW - JOHN BELSHAW, a man 70 years of age who lived about two miles from Verona village, New York, died very suddenly at nine o'clock last Saturday (November 13, 1886) morning.  He complained of a severe pain in his stomach when he arose in the morning, which increased in intensity till he died.  Deceased was a respected citizen of his town and a class leader in the M.E. Church at Verona village.  A widow survives him.  (RCNov19/1886)

LEPERT - Jacob Lepert, a boatman of Higginsville, New York, has lost two little children of  three and five years within a week, of diptheria.  Another older child and the mother are now prostrate with the same disease.  (RCNov19/1886)

TAYLOR - About 7 P.M. on Wednesday, (November 17, 1886) FRANK TAYLOR, of Jordan, a driver employed on the canal boat W. H. Snyder, fell of the boat in Canastota and was drowned.  The body was recovered at 11:45.  (RCNov19/1886)

HANUSCH - WILLIAM HANUSCH, a Utica, New York mechanic, attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself on Tuesday afternoon.  He was still alive at last accounts, but it is not probable that he will recover.  (RCNov19/1886)   [notice in the following week's paper follows]
         Wm. Hanusch, the man who shot himself and cut his throat, is dead and inquested.  (RCNov26/1886)

BROWN - MARVIN BROWN, the oldest man in Floyd, New York, died in that town last week at the age of 93 years.  He leaves a widow with whom he had lived happily 71 years.  Their descendants, representing five generations, number 128.  (RCNov19/1886)

DODGE - Mrs. E. D. DODGE, a clairvoyant physician who has visited this city (Rome, NY) many times in the last few years, died at her home in Oswego on Thursday night of last week, after a long illness.  (RCNov19/1886)

HOOK - Rome, New York news item:  Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hook, who reside on Floyd avenue, are afflicted over the loss of their little boy, who died Wednesday (November 17, 1886) afternoon at the age of four years.  (RCNov19/1886)   [see also (RCJun18/1886)-HOOK]

PUGH - Our readers will remember the death of Griffith Pugh, which occurred on the first day of last September at East Rome.  That death was the result of blood poisoning ( or erysipelas) commencing with a malignant postule on his neck which resulted in death in less than a week after its first appearance.  The tragic death is now supplemented by the death from a similar cause of his son, EDWARD M. PUGH, which occurred about noon of Wednesday, (November 17, 1886) in the same house where his father died.

Last Saturday, in shaving himself, Mr. Pugh cut his neck slightly with the razor he was using, and the next day the wound appeared inflamed and the neck began to swell.  Remembering at once the sad case of his father, he summoned a physician, who pronounced it a case of blood poisoning.  The swelling continued rapidly to progress, and soon involved the whole neck, the lower part of the face and the breast.  By Tuesday the parts affected had turned black, and a council of physicians decided that there was no hope of his recovery.  He rested comparatively easy through Tuesday night, but next morning he rapidly grew worse, and died before noon.  Deceased was 27 years of age and was an unusually healthy man, and though he had many times before cut himself he had experienced no unusual discomfort therefrom.

The explanation of his death is probably found in the fact that before shaving himself last Saturday he sharpened his razor on the strop formerly used by his father, and that some of the poison in the latter's system must have adhered to the strop when he last used it and been taken up on his son's razor and transferred to the cut on his neck.  It is a very tragic affair, and saddens a large circle of relatives and friends.  Deceased was married about six years ago, and leaves a widow and two small children, besides a mother, two brothers, and five sisters.  (RCNov19/1886)  [see also (RCSep10/1886)-PUGH]
 

VAN SCHAICK - ISSAC VAN SCHAICK, who was engaged as a teamster in getting out logs on the farm of Daniel Wyman, about a mile from West Branch, was killed last Friday (November 12, 1886) by being struck by a rolling log from which he had just unhitched his oxen.  Timothy and Byron Thornton were at work with Van Schaick --he driving a yoke of oxen and picking up the logs at different points and drawing them together, and they assisting to place the logs on skids from which they could be easily loaded to draw to the sawmill when sleighing should come.

About 9 o'clock he started with a heavy log, and they followed at some distance behind to assist in the skidding.  When they arrived at the log pile, they found Van Schaick lying on the ground in a death agony, and the log, which was unhooked from the chain, lay a little distance further down the hill.  He could not speak, though he evidently attempted to.  His left ear was nearly torn off and the skull was fractured.  The  Thorntons think that he stood on the lower side of the log and stooped down to unhitch the chain; as he did so the log commenced to roll, the end of it striking his head and inflicting fatal injuries.  Coroner Millington went up the same afternoon and held an inquest, the jury bringing in a verdict of accidental death.  Deceased was between 60 and 65 years of age, and left a widow.  (RCNov19/1886)
 

CAPRON - HENRY CAPRON, a young man about 25 years of age who lived on a farm in the town of Ava, New York, met with a fatal accident on Thursday (November 11, 1886) night of last week.  He had been in the village of West Leyden, and about 10 o'clock started to drive home, a distance of three or four miles on the Boonville road.  Just after daylight next morning he was found lying face downward in a ditch by the side of the road, near the residence of William Brown, about a mile from West Leyden.  The wagon was turned bottom upward over the body, and the horse, still harnessed, was grazing nearby.  The thills were broken from the wagon, which had set the horse at liberty.  At the coroner's inquest the testimony of physicians and others was to the effect that in the dark the wagon had got off the track and tipped over into the ditch.  The shock of the young man's fall had produced concussion of the brain and insensibility, and while in that state death had resulted from asphyxia.  The jury found a verdict in accordance with this theory.  Deceased was a son of James H. Capron, of Boonville.  (RCNov19/1886)

STONE - Deansville, New York news item:  Ervin Stone, who was poisoned by fly poison being used for baking powder through mistake, is reported to be some better.  (RCNov19/1886)
 
 

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

McLUCKY - In Camden, New York, November 12, 1886, ISABELLA McLUCKY, aged 56 years.  (RCNov26/1886)

HUMPHREY - In Rome, New York, November 22, 1886, of meningitis, LEWIS L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Humphrey, aged 5 years.  (RCNov26/1886)

TANTON - In Whitesboro, New York, November 24, 1886, JAMES TANTON, aged 72 years and 9 days.  (RCNov26/1886)

RICE - On Florence Hill, New York, November, 1886, SETH RICE, aged 91 years and 8 months. [no day given]
(RCNov26/1886)

DOTEN - In Tomah, Wis., November 17, 1886, ALFRED C. DOTEN, formerly of Camden, NY, and brother of J. O. Doten, of that place, aged 50 years and 21 days.  (RCNov26/1886)
 

STEBBINS - In Racine, Wis., November 14, 1886, Mrs. LYDIA S. STEBBINS, wife of Edward Stebbins formerly of Clinton, NY.  Deceased was a sister of Mr. Alfred Sandford, of Rome, NY.  (RCNov26/1886)

JONES - Utica, New York news item:  MORVEN M. JONES, who died on Monday (November 22, 1886) at his residence on Fayette street, was a Justice of the Peace for many years.  Of his war record the less said the better.  (RCNov26/1886)

LANE - JOHN J. LANE, a veteran soldier who boarded with Hugh P. Owens on Stanwix street, was found dead in his bed last Monday (November 22, 1886) morning.  Mr. Owens called him about 7 o'clock, and receiving no response, entered his bedroom where he found Mr. Lane lying face downward, dead.  His pillow was saturated with bloody matter, and he had evidently died in an epileptic fit, to which attacks he had been subject at brief intervals for many years.  Saturday night he had had a fit of this kind, and had found himself lying on the floor of his room when he awoke on Sunday morning.  In the afternoon he was feeling better, and had walked to his daughter's home in the northwestern part of the city.  Sunday night he complained of a slight pain in the region of his heart, but had retired at an early hour, feeling, apparently, as well as usual.  He had been subject to epeleptic fits since he was in the army, twenty-three years ago, when they were brought on by sunstroke.  It was not at all uncommon for him to fall down in a fit when walking in the streets, and it usually took him several days to recover from the effects of one.  Coroner Millington examined the body Monday morning, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.

Deceased was 44 years old and a native of Vienna, NY, where he resided till he came to this city; (Rome, NY) about eight years since.  On account of his poor health he had drawn a pension from the government for many yars.  He leaves two daughters and a son --Mrs. Henry Wentworth of this city, Miss Emma Lane of Taberg, and George Lane of Camden.  He leaves also a brother and a sister, T. W. Lane of Dakota and Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell of North Bay.  Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church on Embargo street, Wednesday afternoon.  (RCNov26/1886)
 

GRAY - On Monday John Bender of Utica was arraigned on an indictment charging him with murder in killing THOMAS GRAY in Utica on the 31st of last August.  His counsel, J. Thomas Spriggs, entered a plea of not guilty, after which he asked that the prisoner be admitted to bail.  This was strenuously opposed by District Attorney Matteson, who  said he did not expect to try Bender himself, but he wanted him kept where his successor could find him when he got ready to try him.  After considerable discussion he was taken back to the Utica jail.  (RCNov26/1886) [see also (RCApr08/1887)-GRAY and (RCSep10/1886)-GRAY]

SNYDER - A little son of B. B. Snyder of Utica is dangerously ill from the effects of swallowing a horse shoe nail about a year ago.  (RCNov26/1886)

GREGORY - JOSHUA GREGORY, of Osceola, New York, 80 years of age, and apparently in good health, dropped dead from his chair last week while conversing with a neighbor.  (RCNov26/1886)

DOYLE - Rome, New York news item:  Miss MARY B. DOYLE, who formerly resided in this city with her aunt, Mrs. Abner B. Blair, but since the death of that lady has lived in Jersey City, N.J., was found dead in her bed one morning last week.  There are no particulars as to the cause of her death.  (RCNov26/1886)

LEARY - Rome, New York news item:  DAVID LEARY, who had charge of the electric lights in this city at the time they were introduced and some months afterward, was killed by electricity in Chicago a week or two ago.  He was found dead in the street, and it is supposed that his death was occassioned by a careless handling of the wires when a current was running.  (RCNov26/1886)

LESUER - Rome, New York news item:  Mrs ANNIS LESUER, widow of the late Eli Lesuer, of Lee, New York, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Washburne, 147 Jay street, last Friday (November 19, 1886) night.  (RCNov26/1886)

BOOTH
DOBERTY [Wilkes Booth's Captor]
An elderly man of medium height with broad shoulders, dark hair streaked with gray, and strongly marked features, arrived at the Fifth Avenue hotel yesterday from Cheyenne River, Dakota.  He was Edward Doberty, the man who, on April 26, 1865, captured JOHN WILKES BOOTH, the assassin of LINCOLN.  To a reporter who asked him about the occurrence he said he received information the previous day that the fugitive was hiding in a pine forest on the Rappahannock, not far from Bowling Green.  Doberty was then a lieutenant, and was vigorously prosecuting the search with twenty-six men.

"A young man captured that day who had been with Booth, disclosed the fact that he would cross the river at night and sleep at the house of Mr. Garrett, a friend.  I surrounded the house and watched it carefully all night, but I saw nothing.  At 4 o'clock in the morning, however, in the early dawn, it was found that Booth was concealed in an outhouse.  As soon as I caught sight of him I summoned him to surrender, but he refused.  A companion named Harrold, who was in the barn, surrendered to me, however.  On seeing this Booth, who was in the rear of the building, reclining, raised his carbine to shoot either me or Harrold, but at that instant one of my soldiers fired upon him.  The ball took effect in his abdomen, two inches below the spot where President Lincoln was shot.  I sprang inside, seized him, and carried him out.  The barn was then on fire.  As he passed the deserter Harrold he looked at him in unutterable scorn and gasped out the word 'Useless.'

"This was his only speech after the fatal shot was fired.  I gave him brandy in order to revive him, but he became irrational and died in two hours.  I then sewed his body in a blanket and sent it to Washington.  There his remains were fully identified by a physician, who knew him well.  He was first interred in the Washington penitentiary, but the body was afterward removed to Oakland cemetery in Baltimore, where it now lies.  The authorities at Washington, on being furnished with full proof of Booth's death, paid over the reward of $75,000.  Half of this the detective who guided us to the locality of the capture received.  I got $7,500, and the rest of the reward was divided among my men." --N. Y. Star.   (RCNov26/1886)
 



 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, December 3, 1886

YATES - In Utica, New York, Novermber 30, 1886, CHARLES  YATES, aged 49 years. Funeral from No. 3  Dominick street, Rome, Friday, Dec. 3 , and at the Baptist Church, Oneida at 1:30 P.M. same day.  (RCDec03/ 1886)

KURTZ - In Whitesboro, New York, November 30, 1886, of consumption, Mrs. ELIZA KURTZ, aged 76 years.  (RCDec03/1886)

ELLIS - In Little Falls, New York, November 25, 1886, ELLIS ELLIS, formerly of Whitestown, NY.  (RCDec03/1886)

MARKS - In the town of Marshall, New York, November 25, 1886, Mrs MARTHA MARKS, in the 67th year of her age.  (RCDec03/1886)

McINTOSH - In Trenton, New York, November 25, 1886, Mrs. SUSAN McINTOSH, aged 58 years.  (RCDec03/1886)

HARTMAN - At Oriskany, New York, November 27, 1886, ALFRETA, wife of Benjamin Hartman, aged 34 years, 8 months and 26 days.  (RCDec03/1886)

GRAY - At Utica, New York, November 29, 1886, JOHN PURDUE GRAY, M.D., aged 61 years.  He has for 33 years been superintendent of the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, and died at his home in that institution at three o'clock Monday afternoon.  He had been confined to his bed some three or four weeks before his death.  It will be remembered that a crack-brained person undertook to assassinate him soon after the Guiteau trial, a bullet entering his face in such a way that it was at first thought he could not survive the injury.  After nearly a year of suffering, however, he so far recovered as to resume his duties in the asylum, but he continued to suffer from the injury as long as he lived, and it doubtless hastened his death.  He was also a sufferer from an aggravated type of Bright's disease, which was the immediate cause of his death.

Dr. Gray was born in August, 1825, and entered the asylum as an assistant physician when a young man, several years before he succeeded Dr. Nathan D. Benedict as superintendent.  From that time to the present his history and that of the institution are synonymous terms.  As an expert in the treatment of insanity he had no superior in America, if in the world.  He was also a trusted authority on all the more fatal diseases.  His friends included most of the principal men of the country, and his family have received numberless letters from all parts of the country expressing the regret of the writers at his early demise.  He leaves a widow and three children --the youngest being a daughter under 16 years of age.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon.  It was attended by the physicians of the county, the supervisors and other bodies.  The following named gentlemen acted as bearers:  Hon. James Wadsworth, Genesco; Dr. Henry Goldwaithe, New York city; Dr. J. B. Andrews, Buffalo; Samuel Campbell, New York Mills; Hon. Ellis H. Roberts, Hon. A. T. Goodwin, Hon Samuel Beardsley, Joseph Swan, Dr. G. A. Blumer, F. S. Brayton and P. V. Rogers of Utica.   (RCDec03/1886)

STORY - At Coleman's Mills, New York, November 30, 1886, ANNA C., wife of E. B. Story, aged 34 years, 2 months and 18 days.  (RCDec03/1886)

CAVANA - In Marcy, New York, December 2, 1886, EDWARD CAVANA, in his 67th year.  (RCDec03/1886)

MURRAY - JOSEPH MURRAY of Hawkinsville, New York was accidentally shot while out hunting rabbits last Saturday (November 27, 1886) with Levi Deis of Boonville and another companion.  When Murray was about six feet distant from Deis, the gun of the latter in some way was discharged.  One and a half ounces of number six shot entering the body of Murray just above the hip.  The injured man lived about twelve hours.  He was 23 years old, and unmarried.  He was the oldest son of George Murray, of Hawkinsville.  It is a solemn question which most needs prohibiting to save the lives of our young men, the dramshop or the shotgun.  (RCDec03/1886)

FRENCH - Horace French is contesting before Surrogate Bliss the will of his late father, JONATHAN FRENCH, who died last February in Floyd at the age of 94.  The will, made three years ago, provides more liberally for the children of his third wife than the others.  The contestant claims that he was incompetant to make a will at that time, and subject to undue influence, and asks that an earlier will be probated instead.  Judge I. J. Evans appears for the contestant and Charles H. Dunning and William E. Scripture for the proponents.  Several witnesses were sworn before Surrogate Bliss last Friday, and the case was adjourned to Dec. 30, 1886.  (RCDec03/1886)  [see also (RCJan29/1886)-FRENCH]

BASCOMB - A man named "Jeff" Long, in Nebraska, has just been convicted of the murder of Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD BASCOMB, whose charred remains were found in the ruins of their burned dwelling on the morning of April 4, 1885.  Mr. and Mrs. Bascomb were formerly residents of Rome, and Mr. Bascomb was the father of Fred and Frank Bascomb, who now live in this city. (Rome, NY)   The old people went to Nebraska in 1880.  Long was Mr. Bascomb's neighbor on one side and two brothers named Meyers lived next him on the other side.  Mr. Bascomb  had had litigation with three men about some land, and when his house was burned and their bodies found in the ruins, suspicion pointed to them as the guilty parties.  Long and George Meyers were arrested, but Ernest Meyers fled the country.  Long has been convicted of murder in the first degree, and Meyers' trial is still pending.  (RCDec03/1886)

ORCUTT - Rome, New York news item:  JOHN ORCUTT, a nephew of Jay G. Orcutt, of this city, died last Friday (November 26, 1886) at his home in Diana, Dakota, aged about 24 years.  Deceased was a son of F. L. Orcutt, of Sheridan, Iowa, and removed from Rome to the West with his father's family about fourteen years ago.  (RCDec03/1886)

SCOTT - Rome, New York news item:  Mrs. James Scott, a widow lady aged 76 years who resides with her daughter, Mrs. Hugh H. Jones, on Kossuth street, was strickened with paralysis last Friday (November 26, 1886) morning.  Her entire left side was affected by the shock, and owing to her advanced age her recovery is considered doubtful.  (RCDec03/1886)

CAMPBELL - Lee, New York news item:  COONRAD CAMPBELL is seriously ill at hiis home near Rome of inflammation of the bowels.  His friends have no hopes of his recovery at this writing.  He is a brother of N. P. CAMPBELL, who died at Davenport, Nebraska, Oct 8.  (RCDec03/1886)  [see also (RCSep03/1886)-CAMPBELL and (RCDec17/1886)-CAMPBELL]

KESSLER (accident not a death)
WILLIAM KESSLER, a man employed as a laborer by J. Graves & Co., draymen, came near being killed Tuesday morning by being crushed under a heavy boiler near the Rome Iron Works.  He was helping several other men (among them his brother) to remove some large boilers from the yard of the brass mill to a point near the railroad where they could be loaded onto the cars.  They were being moved on skids by the help of a span of horses and Kessler and his brother were trying with crowbars to keep a boiler from rolling off the skids.  In some way his foot caught and he fell, and the end of the boiler rolled from the skid onto him before he could get out of the way.  It was a tremendous pressure,  and when he was got out he was in a terrible condition.  His right leg hung limp and the flesh presented a terribly bruised appearance.  He also complained of his left shoulder and was unable to move his arm.  His right ear was nearly torn off and his eyes were blackened and bulged out, rendering him almost sightless.  Drs. R. E. and H. C. Sutton, who were soon on hand, ordered the injured man removed to the city hospital.  It was found, after an examination, that there was a serious fracture of the right thigh midway between the hip and the knee, and a dislocation of the left shoulder.  The bones were put in position, the wounds dressed and the patient made as comfortable as possible by Drs. R. E. and H. C. Sutton, Edwin Evans, W. E. Millington and T. G. Nock.  He is doing very well, but it will be some time before he will do any more work.  Kessler is 28 years old, and was married about six weeks ago.  (RCDec03/1886)  [see also marriage notice under (RCOct29/1886)-KASLER]
 
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County,  New York, Friday, December 10, 1886

WILLIAMSON - In Camden, New York, December 3, 1886, MARY ANN, wife of John Williamson, aged 46 years.  (RCDec10/1886

GILBERT - In Vienna, New YOrk, December 7, 1886, JOHN J., son of Henry M. Gilbert, aged 4 months.  (RCDec10/1886)

HARGRAVES - In Utica, New York, December 6, 1886, Mrs. NAOMIE HARGRAVES, aged 83 years and 6 months.  (RCDec10/1886)

WHITE - In Utica, New York, December 8, 1886, O. ARTHUR WHITE, aged 36 years.  (RCDec10/1886)

COLLINS - In Annsville, New York, November 28, 1886, TIMOTHY COLLINS, aged 35 years.  RCDec10/1886)

PALMER - In East Florence, New York, November 29, 1886, SELDEN L., child of George Palmer, aged two weeks.  (RCDec10/1886)

JACKSON - In Boonville, New York, November 26, 1886, Mr. DANIEL JACKSON, aged 71 years.  (RCDec10/1886)

RICHARDSON - December 3, 1886, JOSEPH P. RICHARDSON of New Hartford, New York, aged 72 years.  (RCDec10/1886)

HILLS - At Grant, New York, November 26, 1886, RAY R. HILLS, aged about 23 years.  (RCDec10/1886)

BOOTH - In Holland Patent, New York, November 28, 1886, Mrs. MARY BOOTH, aged 83 years.  (RCDec10/1886)

DESBROUGH - In Trenton Falls, New York, December 8, 1886, Mrs. M. J. DESBROUGH, aged 56 years.  (RCDec10/1886)

MALTBY - In Sante Fe, N.M., December 2, 1886, Mrs. LOVINA M. MALTBY, widow of the late Norman Maltby, formerly of Vernon, Oneida county, New York, aged 70 years and 24 days.  Her maiden name was Wright, and in her girlhood she lived in Vernon in this county.  Over forty years ago they resided at Lowell (then known as Andover), where Mr. Maltby kept a store and acted as postmaster.  Afterward they lived for several years in the village of Verona, and in Rome, removing to Sedalia, Mo., over twenty years ago.  We have no information as to the cause of her death, or how she came to be in New Mexico.   (RCDec10/1886)

GARSDEN - In Utica, New York, December 6, 1886, Mrs. ALICE GARSDEN, aged 82 years and 8 months.  (RCDec10/1886)

JOHNSON - Rome, New York news item:  Mrs. GEORGE M. JOHNSON, upon whom the delicate operation of removing a large tumor was performed last week, died a day or two afterward at midnight on Thursday.  She had been a great sufferer for several years, and the operation was a forlorn hope.  She was 49 years of age, and leaves a husband and two daughters --Mrs. E. T. Drury of Utica, and Mrs. Matthew Wakefield, of Camden.  (RCDec10/1886)

SPENCER - CHARLES SPENCER, a cousin of William T. George and Mrs. T. W. Edwards of this city, and a resident of Rome over twenty years ago, but in later years a stock-raiser in Arizona, was killed by his partner, a man named Cohn on the 24th of November.  They  [my photocopy stops here --transcriber]  (RCDec10/1886)

GLINES - HAWLEY H. GLINES, whose serious illness we have heretofore alluded to, died at his home on West Park last Sunday morning (December 5, 1886), of neuralgia of the heart.  He had been ill for about three weeks, but the indications a few days before his death were that he would recover.  On the morning of his death he appeared quite comfortable, and spoke of getting up, but a little later he was seized with a painful spasm which soon terminated in death.

Mr. Glines was a native of Canada, but came to Rome, New York, in 1852 and commenced work on the Rome & Western Railroad as fireman on a locomotive.  About three months later his foot was run over by an engine, which caused the loss of his limb.  When he recovered he was given a position as accountant in the master mechanic's office, which he retained for thirteen years.  Since then he has been book-keeper for H. W. Pell, Smith & Putnam and others, and for the last few years for W. W. Roberts.  He was for several years past secretary of the board of trustees of the Universalist Church, of which society he was a member.  He was also for several years tax collector for the fifth ward of this city.

Deceased was 56 years of age, and leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter --the children are all grown up and living in other places.  He was a  genial, pleasant man, beloved and esteemed by all who knew him.  He was a prominent member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and at the time of his death held the office of financier.   (RCDec10/186)

DODGE - Rome, New York news item:  Mrs. DODGE, wife of Dr. A. P. Dodge and daughter of Calvin H. Wells of Oneida Castle, died at her home in that place on Friday (December 3, 1886), aged 33 years.  She had been ill for two years past.  (RCDec10/1886)

ANDERSON - Rome, New York news item:  ROBERT G. ANDERSON designer and draughtsman for the Lackawanna Coal and Iron Company, at Scranton, Pa., died in that city last Sunday (December 5, 1886) of pneumonia.  He was formerly a draughtsman in the Locomotive Works in this city.  (RCDec10/1886)
 
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, December 17, 1886

BARNES - In West Camden, New York, December 11, 1886, AVERETT BARNES, aged 80 years.  (RCDec17/1886)

WATKINSON - GEORGE WATKINSON, Yale's famous half-back and goal kicker, died at New Haven Wednesday morning. (Deceber 15, 1886)  His sickness resulted from a cold caught during the Yale-Princeton Thanksgiving football game.  (RCDec17/1886)

HUNSTON - In East Florence, December 12, 1886, ALICE L. HUNSTON, aged 58 years.  (RCDec17/1886)

MORSE - In McConnellsville, New York, December 12, 1886, HENRY C., child of Horace Morse, aged 5 months.  (RCDec17/1886)

SKINNER - In Camden, New York, December 13, 1886, ROBERT SKINNER, aged 89 years.  (RCDec17/1886)

CLARK - Entered into rest, in Utica, New York, December 15, 1886, Mrs. HANNAH AVERY CLARK, widow of the late Chester D. Clark, in the 97th year of her age.  She had resided in Utica sixty-four years.  (RCDec17/1886)

KIRK - Entered into rest, December 15, 1886, at her home, 61  Oneida street, Utica, New York, Mrs. JAMES KIRK, aged 69 years.  (RCDec17/1886)   [see also (RCJun18/1886)-KIRK]

THEOBALD- In South Trenton, New York, December 2, 1886, FREDERICK THEOBALD, in the 29th year of his age.  (RCDec17/1886)

KEARNEY - MICHAEL KEARNEY, aged 58 years, died on Saturday (December 11, 1886) evening of congestion of the lungs, at his home, corner of Jay and Henry streets.  He came to Rome, New York from Ireland thirty-five years ago, and has continued to reside here ever since.  He leaves a widow and eight children.  (RCDec17/1886)

NOONAN - In Rome, New York, December 12, 1886, MARY, wife of Thomas C. Noonan, aged 49 years.   She died after an illness of a week of congestion of the lungs.  A husband and two daughters are left.  (RCDec17/1886)
 

WAGNER - At Whitesboro, New York, December 12, 1886, EDWARD WAGNER, formerly of Montgomery county, aged 67 years.   (RCDec17/1886)

OWENS - In Utica, New York, December 13, 1886, JANE, widow of the late Edward Owens and mother of Mrs. Griffith Evans of that city and Mrs. Edward Perry of New Hartford, aged 90 years, 6 months and 7 days.  (RCDec17/1886)

McCLURE - In Utica, New York, December 11, 1886, MARY HOPPER, wife of Warren O. McClure, aged 76 years.  (RCDec17/1886)

BURROWS - In Boonville, New York, at the residence of her daughter Mary Burrows, December 8, 1886, Mrs. ROSANNA BURROWS, aged 85 years and 7 months.  (RCDec17/1886)

COE - In Leyden, New York, December 8, 1886, ELI COE, aged 79 years and 11 months.  (RCDec17/1886)

RIGGS - In Turin, New York, December 15, 1886, CHARLES G. RIGGS, aged 72 years and 28 days.  (RCDec17/1886)

CLARKE - In Boonville, New York, December 14, 1886, FREDERICK T. CLARKE, aged 59 years, 9 months and 17 days.  (RCDec17/1886)

FEHR - At Hawkinsville, New York, December 14, 1886, AGNES FEHR, aged 66 years and 11 months.  (RCDec17/1886)

WOOLEY - In Oriskany Falls, New York, December 7, 1886, IRENE M., wife of Dewitt Wooley, aged 60 years, 6 months and 20 days.  (RCDec17/1886)

JURDEN - In Higginsville, New York, December 9, 1886, JOHN P. JURDEN, aged 59 years.  (RCDec17/1886)

CAMPBELL - Lee, New York news item:  The funeral of C. CAMPBELL was held at his son's near Rome, NY, Saturday last (December 11, 1886) at 2 P.M..  He was 90 years of age and leaves only two sisters living, Mrs. T. Lindridge and Mrs. John Fetterly.  (RCDec17/1886)   [see also (RCSep03/1886)-CAMPBELL and (RCDec03/1886)-CAMPBELL]

PIXLEY - Lee, New York news item:  Henry Herrick received news that his niece, Mrs. BETIAH PIXLEY, died at Des Moines, Iowa, and was buried November 6, 1886.  She was formerly of this town, and leaves a large number of friends in this vicinity to mourn her loss.  (RCDec17/1886)

COLE - Rome, New York news item:  Lyander Cole was called to Byron Center yesterday on account of the death of his niece, Miss FRANCES COLE, daughter of Hon. George W. Cole, formerly of Floyd, NY.  (RCDec17/1886)

CUMMISKEY - Rome, New York news item:  Whiskey scores another victim.  Mrs. MARGARET CUMMISKEY, of Utica, New York, while in an intoxicated condition last Sunday, fell and struck her head against a kettle, inflicting a wound of which she died two days later.  (RCDec17/1886)

REDMOND - ANASTASIA L. REDMOND, daughter of Patrick Redmond, died at her father's residence on Henry street in Rome, New York, last Saturday (December 11, 1886) evening, of consumption, aged 20 years and 2 months.  She was an exemplary young lady, and her early death brings deep grief not only to her parents, brothers and sister, but to a wide circle of friends.   (RCDec17/1886)

SEXTON - ALVARO D. SEXTON, of Alexandria, Minn., died at the house of his brother-in-law, Jay Barnard of Rome, New York, on Sunday (December 12, 1886), aged 85 years.  He had been ill for some time of a nervous disease, and had come here a few weeks since hoping to receive benefit from the change.  The fatigue of the journey, however, proved too much for him, and he gradually failed until death came to release him.  He was a native of Lee, and leaves a mother, three brothers and six sisters.  (RCDec17/1886)

MULVEHILL - CATHERINE MULVEHILL, wife of C. F. Mulvehill, died at her home on Jay street, Monday. (December 13, 1886)  The family have resided in Rome, New York about four months.  They came from Kasoag, Oswego County.  Besides her husband the deceased leaves six children.  (RCDec17/1886)

TOUSLEY - Mrs. SOPHIA C. TOUSLEY, wife of Dr. R. F. Tousley died on Monday (December 13, 1886) of puerperal peritonitis, aged 32 years, daughter of Rev. Eli Corwin of Racine, Wisconsin.  (RCDec17/1886)
 
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, December 24, 1886

RADLEY - In Rome, New York, December 21, 1886, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Palmer, Mrs. MARY RADLEY, aged 78 years.   (RCDec24/1886)

SIMONS - In Willowvale, New York, December 17, 1886, Mrs. MARTHA SIMONS, aged 71 years, 1 month and 17(?) days.  (RCDec24/1886)

MARKER - At Sauquoit, New York, December 16, 1886, CHARLES F. A. MARKER, aged 75 years, 10 months and 1 day.  (RCDec24/1886)

LADD - At New Hartford, New York, December 19, 1886, HATTIE, youngest daughter of John and the late Louisa Ladd, aged 10 years and 5 months.  (RCDec24/1886)

FILLMORE - At Yorkville, New York, December 17, 1886, Mrs. M. J. FILLMORE, aged 56 years.  (RCDec24/1886)

HUMPHREY - HUMPHREY HUMPHREY, a brother of David Humphrey, of Rome, New York, died in Rawlins, Wyoming territory, on the 8th of November, 1886.  He was formerly a resident of Whitestown, in this county.  (RCDec24/1886)

BANNING - Taberg, New York news item:  LILLIE BANNING, daughter of C. H. Banning, Esq., has typhoid fever, and is said to be past all hope.  (RCDec24/1886)

SPELLICY - JOHN SPELLICY died at his hotel, the Spellicy House on Harrison street, yesterday afternoon.  He had been in poor health for more than a year past, but did not take to his bed for the last time till about a week ago.  His ailment was a disease of the kidneys.  Mr. Spellicy was 62 years of age, and had lived in Rome, New York, forty-four years, having come here from Ireland when a youth of 18.  After his arrival he worked for some years at farming, and later learned the trade of a mason which he followed a number of years.  About 1850 he commenced hotel keeping, and soon after built the Spellicy House, which he has ever since conducted.  He was a radical Republican, always took an active part in politics, and has  held the office of Alderman and Supervisor.  He was a genial, wholesouled man, well liked by all his acquaintancs.  He leaves a widow, two sons and four daughters, all living at home except one daughter, Mrs. Michael Ryan, who resides in Flushing, L. I.   (RCDec24/1886)
 
 

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, December 31, 1886

NICHOLSON - Patrick Nicholson, of New York city, left Sing Sing prison Tuesday after 18 years' confinement for killing his wife.  He is 43 years old and broken in health.  (RCDec31/1886)

SPICER - THOMAS SPICER, colored, died at Cairo, Illinois, Tuesday, from injuries inflicted by Henry Hayes and Thomas Mehan Sunday night.  They poured turpentine over his clothing and set him on fire.  (RCDec31/1886)

NICOLLS - Vernon, New York news item:  Rev. H. Nicholls had an apoplectic shock last Saturday (December 25, 1886) while at the dinner table.  He had a slight one of the same character about a year ago, while stationed at Westmoreland as pastor, and on account of which he resigned his work there -- subsequently coming to this place to await the next session of conference.  He had so nearly recovered as to expect to be assigned a place next April  He will probably in a measure recover, but his friends realize that his pastoral work is finished.  (RCDec31/1886)   [see also (RCMar15/1872)-NICOLLS]

STEELE - At Oriskany, New Yor, December 22, 1886, Miss L. NORA STEELE, daughter of James and Jennie Steele, aged 21 years, 9 months and 3 days.  (RCDec31/1886)

BATEMAN - In Boonville, New York, December 23, 1886, SAMUEL BATEMAN, aged 73 years.  (RCDec31/1886)

ACKROYD - At his home in New York Mills, New York, December 28, 1886, ABRAM ACKROYD, aged 77 years, 11 months and 28 days.  (RCDec31/1886)

HUGHES - In Rome, New York, December 29, 1886, ROBERT J. HUGHES, aged 68 years.  Funeral from his late residence at Stanwix on Sunday, January 3, 1887.   (RCDec31/1886)


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