Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1887

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 7, 1887

PIPER - In Rome, New York, January 4, 1887, WARREN N. PIPER, aged 25 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

CORBETT - At the residence of his sister, Mrs. Amelia C. Phielo, in Rome, New York, January 5, 1887, LaFAYETTE W. CORBETT, aged 66 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

SANDERS - In Marcy, New York, January 5, 1887, HELEN L. BOWMAN, wife of Benjamin Sanders, aged 43 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

EBERLEY - In Whitesboro, New York, January 3, 1887, CHRISTIAN EBERLEY, father of Mrs. A. Bushinger and John C. Eberley, aged 77 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

GROSS - In Whitesboro, New York,  January 3, 1887, ROXY B. GROSS, aged 67 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

SMITH - At South Trenton, New York, January 3, 1887, Mrs. JERUSHA SMITH, aged 82 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

DOWN - In Rome, New York, January 3, 1887, RICHARD F., son of Thomas and Catharine A. Down, aged 40 years, one month and 6 days.  (RCJan07/1887)

NEWMAN - In Rome, New York, January 3, 1887, PERMIRA NEWMAN, wife of Samuel Newman, in the 64th year of her age.  (RCJan07/1887)

JONES - In Remsen, New York, January 1, 1887, JOHN N. JONES, aged 76 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

BARRY - In Rome, New York, January 2, 1887, MARGARET, wife of Thomas Barry, aged 32 years and ?months.  (RCJan07/1887)

UTLEY - In Western, New York, January 2, 1887, DAVID UTLEY, son of the late Squire Utley, aged 67 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

FINLAYSON - In Boonville, New York, December 26, 1886, ALEXANDER D. FINLAYSON, aged 38 years, 11 months and 16 days.   (RCJan07/1887)

CARTER - In Marcy, New York, December 24, 1886, at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. W. P. Allen, Mrs REBECCA CARTER, aged 82 years.   (RCJan07/1887)

SMITH - In Steuben, New York, December 29, 1886, Mrs. HESTER A. SMITH, in the 82d year of her age.  (RCJan07/1887)

JAMES - In Remsen, New York, December 30, 1886, DAVID R. JAMES, aged 73 years and 6 months.  (RCJ07/1887)

PORTER - Mrs. HENRY PORTER of Deansville, NY, died at her residence on the West hill this morning (January 3, 1887) at four o'clock.  She has suffered for years with a tumor, which finally resulted in death.  Mrs. Porter was a lady who was highly respected by all who knew her.  She leaves a husband who is very feeble.  (RCJan07/1887)

RUSSELL - Mrs. CHARLES RUSSELL, formerly of Vienna, New York, died at DeRuyter, last Friday morning. (December 31, 1886).  The funeral was held at DeRuyter.  A large circle of friends mourn her loss.  (RCJan07/1887)

GRAY - The funeral servies of Miss HELEN GRAY were held in Taberg, NY, at the M.E. Church last Monday (December 27, 1886), and were attended by a large number of mourning and sympathizing friends.  (RCJan07/1887)

DOOLEY - WILLIAM DOOLEY, reported sick last week, died Saturday morning (January 1, 1887) in Taberg, NY.  His age was 72 years.  (RCJan07/1887)

MITCHELL - Mrs. DENNIS MITCHELL, died of Bright's disease at her home three miles north of Taberg, New York yesterday morning. (January 4, 1887)  She was 53 years of age, and leaves a large family and numerous relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  The funeral will be attended from St. Patrick's Church.  (RCJan07/1887)

HARDY -  HENRY HARDY, only son of Thomas Hardy, suffered a shock of paralysis last Wednesday, which left him completely helpless.  Although conscious there was little or no hope from the first, but he lingered until this Wednesday morning (January 5, 1887), when death relieved him of his sufferings.  He was only 17 years old.  The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement.  (RCJan07/1887)

YOUNGS - ERASTUS YOUNGS, an old gentleman who lived with his son near Bordwell town, in Remsen, New York, came to a melancholy death last Saturday night. (January 1, 1887)  He had gone about three miles from home that day to look after a horse, and as he did not return that night the son started next day to look him up.  About three o'clock in the afternoon he found the old gentleman lying dead by the side of a tree near a stream of water.  It is thought that he had lost his way in the dark the night before and had wandered into the woods till he came to the stream, which he attempted to follow.  He had broken through the ice, and probably got so badly chilled that he was not able to go any further, so sat down and parished of cold.  (RCJan07/1887)

VAN PATTEN - ORSAMUS VAN PATTEN, a son of Adam Van Patten and brother of Mrs. A. W. Orton, of Rome, New York, died at his home in Chicago, Illinois on Christmas day, (December 25, 1886) aged 41 years.  (RCJan07/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 14, 1887

FISKE - In Boonville, New York, January 9, 1887, Mrs. CORRINA L., wife of J. A. Fiske, aged 23 years, 11 months and 27 days.  (RCJan14/1887)

REDDING - In Williamstown, New York, January 6, 1887, FRANK M., son of William and Susie Redding, aged 18 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

WHEELER - In Vienna, New York, January 8, 1887, JOSEPH WHEELER, aged 86 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

MILLER - In Camden, New York, January 11, 1887, LUKE MILLER, aged 88 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

SCHERMERHORN - In South Trenton, New York, January 7, 1887, JACOB R. SCHERMERHORN, aged 76 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

ROBERTS - In Utica, New York, January 1, 1887, EDWIN W. ROBERTS, formerly of Remsen, New York, aged 32 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

WHEELOCK - In Boonville, New York, December 31, 1886, Mrs HELEN CELIA WHEELOCK, widow of the late James Wheelock, aged 35 years, 4 months and 10 days.  (RCJan14/1887)

SHEEHAN - At Forestport, New York, January 2, 1887, DENNIS SHEEHAN, aged 65 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

CASSIDY - At Forestport, New York, January 3, 1887, DAVID CASSIDY, aged 67 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

RUSSELL - In Boonville, New York, January 3, 1887, VINCENT RUSSELL, aged 70 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

WELLS - At Oneida Castle, New York, January 7, 1887, JOSEPH Y. WELLS, aged 87 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

CRAVE - In Marcy, New York, January 8, 1887, FRANK CRAVE, aged 32 years, 1 month and 25 days.  (RCJan14/1887)

BURROWS - In Dix, New York, January 9, 1887, of pneumonia, DAVID BURROWS, aged 82 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

HAZELTON - In Rome, New York, January 8, 1887, AMELIA G., wife of Jonathan S. Hazelton, aged 40 years.  (RCJan14/1887)  (obit follows)

Death of Mrs. J. S. Hazelton
     Mrs. Amelia G. Hazelton, wife of Jonathan S. Hazelton, treasurer of Rome Iron Works, died of uremic blood poisoning last Saturday noon, (January 8, 1887) at her home on Garden street in Rome, NY.  She had been dangerously ill since the recent birth of an infant daughter, and her death was not unexpected.  Deceased was 40 years of age, and all her life had been spent in Rome.  She was a daughter of the late Norman H. Barton and a sister of Mrs. Alice J. Rowland, with whom her widowed mother resides.  Mrs. Hazelton was a devout  member of the Baptist Church, an amiable Christian lady, and beloved and esteemed by a multitude of  friends.  Besides her bereaved husband, she leaves three motherless children, the eldest a daughter of 13, the second a boy of 10, and the infant daughter above mentioned.  Many friends sympathize with them in their deep affliction.  Funeral services were held at the residence on Garden street Tuesday morning.  (RCJan14/1887)

PERRY - At Holland Patent, January 9, 1887, at the residence of her father, Dr. D. A. Crane, Mrs. H. J. PERRY.  (RCJan14/1887)

LAWRENCE - At Waterville, New York, January 6, 1887, HATTIE N., wife of M. G. Lawrence, aged 49 years.  (RCJan14/1887)

GOERTNER - At Clinton, New York, January 10, 1887, Rev. N. W. GOERTNER, D.D., in the 76th year of his age.  (RCJan14/1887)   (obit follows)

Killed by Falling Down Stairs.
     Rev. Nicholas W. Goertner, D.D., who has been connected with Hamilton College for the last twenty-four years as pastor and commissioner, met with a sudden death Monday afternoon.  (January 10, 1887)  He boarded and occupied rooms at the Willard House in Clinton, and used a room in the attic for storing wood.  He had gone up for some wood, and in some way had fallen down the stairs, the fall breaking his neck.  He was found dead at the foot of the stairs.  Dr. Goertner started last spring to raise money to purchase Whitetown Seminary for Hamilton College, and had raised about $8,000 of the required amount.  He had been a widower for some years, and was about 76 years old.  He leaves two children, a daughter in Chicago and a son in New York city.  (RCJan14/1887)

KENT - In Remsen, New York, January 11, 1887, CHESTER G. KENT, aged 85 years and 11 days.  (RCJan14/1887)

 RICHARDSON - S.A.Isbell and daughter Mrs. A.D. Lee, of Bartlett, NY went to Troy NY last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. THOMAS RICHARDSON, who died very suddenly in that place.  (RCJan14/1887)

KNICKERBOCKER - HERMAN E. KNICKERBOCKER, late city editor of the Watertown Republican, died of consumption at his home in Watertown last Sunday night. (January 9, 1887)  Although only 27 years old, he had had much experience at  journalism, having occupied positions on the Syracuse Herald, Utica Herald, and two Watertown papers.  His last illness lasted nearly a year.  (RCJan14/1887)

ARCHER - JOHN C. ARCHER of Utica, New York, a traveling salesman, aged 19, was killed in a quarrel at Little Elm, Manitoba, a few days since.  (RCJan14/1887)

HAWES - MICHAEL HAWES, a brewer who married Miss Maggie Merna of  Rome, New York, died in New York city yesterday.  His remains will be brought to Rome, NY for interment, and will reach here by the 6:08 train this evening.  (RCJan14/1887)

SAVERY - GEORGE W. SAVERY, who more than thirty years ago was a well known resident of Rome, New York, died at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, on the night of January 2, 1887.  His health had been poor for several years, and his death was not unexpected.  He was for several years while living in Rome deputy sheriff and keeper of the jail, and was a very efficient officer.  He removed to Des Moines in 1859, and commenced keeping the Savery House, a large hotel erected by his brother, and continued in that business for thirteen years.  He was very popular as a landloard, and acquired a handsome property.  He died of cerbral paralysis, induced by injuries received many years ago.  His age was 62 years.  (RCJan14/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 21, 1887

STEPHENS - In Rome, New York, January 13, 1887, Mrs. ELVIRA L. STEPHENS, aged 66 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

MONAHAN - In Rome, New York, January 14, 1887, EDWARD MONAHAN, aged 39 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

HALSEY - At Walesville, New York, Sunday, January 16, 1887, STEPHEN HALSEY, aged 62  years.  (RCJan21/1887)

KENT - In Fairchilds, (Remsen,) New York, Sunday, January 16, 1887, POLLY, wife of Chester G. Kent.  (RCJan21/1887)

FLANAGAN - In Utica, New York, January 14, 1887, JULIA LANE FLANAGAN, widow of John Flanagan, aged 78 years. Mother of John J. Flanagan of the Utica Observer.   (RCJan21/1887)

WILSON - In New Hartford, New York, January 13, 1887, CATHERINE MONTGOMERY, wife of Robert Wilson, aged 55 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

BOWDISH - In Boonville, New York, January 14, 1887, SOPHRONIA, relict of the late Lemuel W. Bowdish, aged 78 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

GAGE - In Utica, New York, January 20, 1887, ALDEN S. GAGE, aged 83 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

EDWARDS - In Rome, New York, on Thursday, January 20, 1887, JOHN EDWARDS (Eos Glan Twrch), aged 81 years.  (RCJan21/1887)    (obit follows)

Death of the Welsh Bard, John Edwards.
     The venerable John Edwards, widely known among the Welsh people of this country for his literary attainments, died at his home on Floyd avenue, about a mile and a half from this city, (Rome, New York) early yesterday morning (January 20, 1887), at the age of 81 years.  He had been very ill in the fall of congestion of the lungs, and though he had never fully recovered his strength after that illness, he was able to attend to his duties about his farm and  frequently walked to and fro between his farm and the city.  The trouble which ended fatally was a stomach difficulty with which he was attacked some ten or twelve days ago, and which was occasioned by a stoppage of the pyloric orifice of the stomach.  Skilled medical assistance was called in, but every effort to open the closed passage was futile, and death was inevitable.
     Deceased was a native of the town of Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Meirionythshire, North Wales, and was born on a farm called Tynyfedw, on the banks of the river Twrch.  From this when he commenced to write poetry he took his bardic name of Eos Glan Twrch, signifying the "Nightingale from the banks of the Twrch."  He took up literary work at the early age of 16, and followed it through the greater part of his long life with a zeal which showed it to be a labor of love.  Many fine poems and many excellent prose works from his pen are familiar as household words to the Welsh people of America and to those of his native land, and he has taken numerous prizes in the competitions at the annual eisteddfods.
     Mr. Edwards came to this country when only 22 years old and took up his abode in Utica, New York.  In 1834 he removed to New York city, where he remained six years, and where he married to Miss Mary James, from Castell, South Wales.  Soon after their marriage they moved onto their farm in Floyd, Oneida county, NY, where they lived twenty-four years.  In 1866 they purchased the little farm where he died, and where his faithful wife and a beloved daughter also passed away.  His only remaining daughter, Miss Mary Edwards, has continued to reside with her father, and her loving care has tended to relieve his loneliness and smooth the rugged path of old age.  Besides this daughter three sons survive -- County Treasurer John R. Edwards of Rome, New York, Thomas D. Edwards of Lead City, Dakota, and David J. Edwards, of Fair Haven, Vermont.  He leaves two brothers in Wales, David and Hugh Edwards.
     Deceased was a devoted Christian, and has been a member of the Welch Calvinistic Methodist Church for fifty-five years.  For many years past he has been a deacon of that church in Rome, NY, from which he will be buried tomorrow, on Washington street, corner of Turin street.  (RCJan21/1887)

MAIBACH - In New York Mills, New York, January 18, 1887, LOUISA M. MAIBACH, aged 19 years, 7 months and 10 days.  (RCJan21/1887)

MILLER - In Ridge Mills, New York, January 18, 1887, WILLIAM N. MILLER, aged 65 years, 4 months and 20 days.  (RCJan21/1887)

HUGHES - In Rome, New York, January 17, 1887, Mrs. JOHN HUGHES, of Canterbury Hill, aged 76 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

BLACKSTONE - In Sauquoit, New York, January 6, 1887, HARRY E., infant son of Everett and Nancy L. Blackstone, aged 8 months and 13 days.  (RCJan21/1887)

HOES - In Rome, New York, January 16, 1887, A. P. HOES, aged 83 years.  (RCJan21/1887)

LITTLER - In Camden, New York, January 17, 1887, of dropsy of the heart, HENRY G. LITTLER, only brother of Mrs. J. J. Cleveland, of North Bay, NY, and Mrs. George Johnson, of Lee, NY, aged 46 years, 9 months and 19 days.  (RCJan21/1887)

MARLEY - At Paris, New York, January 17, 1887, MARY A. MARLEY, aged 21 days.  (RCJan21/1887)

KINCAID - Entered into rest in Utica, New York, January 19, 1887, HATTIE D. KINCAID, wife of George A. Kincaid and daughter of Z. M. and Julia A. Howes, in the 41st year of her age.  (RCJan21/1887)

PAYTON - ANDREW PAYTON, switch tender at Cornwall,  was struck by a West Shore train, Wednesday morning, and instantly killed.  (RCJan21/1887)

SEYMOUR - Mr. GEORGE SEYMOUR, an aged and respected citizen of Taberg, New York, who has been in declining health for some time, died Monday morning (January 17, 1887), at the age of eighty-four years.  He leaves a wife and three daughters to mourn their loss, besides a large circle of friends.  (RCJan21/1887)

KEENEY - Mrs. HESTER A. KEENEY, wife of  Julius Keeney, died at her home in Shirland, Illinois, a short time since.  The deceased was a daughter of Harlow Seaton and was born in Vienna, Oneida county, New York, August 22, 1821.  Her husband is the only living brother of Rufus Keeney of Rome, New York.  (RCJan21/1887)

BOAT - BENJAMIN BOAT, of Deansville, New York, died at his home yesterday morning, aged 85 years.  Deceased was a brother-in-law of the late Mrs. Nathaniel Mudge, of Rome, New York.  (RCJan21/1887)

KERTELL - NICHOLAS KERTELL, the brakeman on the Ontario & Western Road who had his back broken by falling from  the top of a car while in Clinton, New York, a few weeks ago, died of his injuries in Utica, NY, last Monday morning.  (January 17, 1887).  He was 31 years of age.  (RCJan21/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, January 28, 1887

DAVIES - At the home of his son Richard, in the town of Camden, New York, January 17, 1887, THOMAS J. DAVIES, aged 84 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

WILCOX - Near Hillsboro, in the town of Camden, New York, January 18, 1887, LOUIE, daughter of Fred Wilcox, aged 16 years, 10 months and 22 days.  (RCJan28/1887)

McCARTHY - In Rome, New York, January 23, 1887, ULYSSES JAMES CLEVELAND, son of James S. and Nettie J. McCarthy, aged 15 months.  (RCJan28/1887)

SPERRY - At Whitesboro, New York, January 23, 1887, Rev. B. N. SPERRY.  (RCJan28/1887)

MARKS - In New Hartford, New York, January 23, 1887, EFFIE MAY, daughter of M.E. and Maria Marks, aged 7 years and 10 months.  (RCJan28/1887)

HUBBARD - At her home in Adrian, Michigan, on Tuesday, January 18, 1887, Mrs. MARY E. HUBBARD, widow of the late Rev. J. B. Hubbard, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Whitesboro, NY.  (RCJan28/1887)

SMITH - In New London, New York, January 22, 1887, BETSY D., wife of Lucius D. Smith, aged 84 years and 9 months.  (RCJan28/1887)

DISHLER - In Rome, New York, January 20, 1887, LEWIS DISHLER, of asthma, aged 59 years, 4 months and 4 days.  (RCJan28/1887)

WILLIAMS - In the town of Vernon, New York, January 20, 1887, at the residence of his father, E. W. Williams,
J. GARDNER WILLIAMS, aged 34 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

HELTH - In Higginsville, New York, January 14, 1887, PETER HELTH, aged 24 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

MILLER - In Oriskany Falls, New York, January 24, 1887, FRANCIS MILLER, aged 72 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

CANDEE - At her home in Waterville, New York, January 24, 1887, Mrs. LUCIA M. CANDEE, wife of the late Julius Candee, aged 81 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

DOUX - In Utica, New York, January 24, 1887, JULES DOUX, aged 70 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

SPORIE - In Western, New York, January 24, 1887, SUSANNA, widow of the late David Sporie, aged 63 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

DICK - In Camden, New York, January 22, 1887, HANNAH B., relict of the late David Dick, aged 67 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

SCRIVENS - In Watson, New York, January 11, 1887, of consumption of the blood, CLARISSA R., wife of Zebulon Scrivens, and daughter of Jasiel Lawrence of Rome, New York, aged 55 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

DODGE - Near Sheds Corners, New York, January 23, 1887, Mrs. ABBY DODGE, aged 79 years.  (RCJan28/1887)

BARDEN - WILLIAM A. BARDEN, died at his home in Taberg, New York at five o'clock Wednesday morning.  (January 26, 1887)  He has been afflicted for many years with kidney difficulty, and the immediate cause of his death was blood poisoning.  Mr. Barden has been a resident of this village nearly forty years, and always closely identified with the business interests of this place, having succeeded his father-in-law, Mr. Linkfield, in the manufacture of axes and general blacksmithing.  He leaves, besides his widow, three sons, Frank and Charles who reside here (Taberg, NY), and Herman, who resides in Detroit, Michigan.  The funeral services will be attended at the M. E. Church at 2:30 P.M. Friday, (January 28, 1887)  He was a member of  Ballard Post, and his bearers will be selected from the comrades of that organization.  Services will be conducted by Rev. D. W. Aylesworth, pastor of that church.  (RCJan28/1887)

FRENCH - Mrs. CAROLINE FRENCH, widow of the late Franklin French, died at her home in Frenchville, New York, Sunday morning. (January 23, 1887)  The funeral services were held at the  house, Tuesday.  (RCJan28/1887)

HUNTINGTON - Mrs. ELIZA HUNTINGTON died this morning (January 27, 1887) at the residence of Dr. A. A. Gillette, of Westernville, New York, at the age of 81 years.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at eleven o'clock.  She had been sick for some time.    (RCJan28/1887

HALL - Mrs. OZIAS HALL, who for several years has been in feeble health caused by several paralytic shocks, died quite suddenly this morning (January 26, 1887) about 4 o'clock, in Lee Center, New York.  Besides her husband, the deceased  leaves one son, Roscoe C. Hall, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Dickerson.  Mrs. Hall was greatly esteemed by all who knew her.  The funeral services will be held at the M.E. Church on Sunday (January 30, 1887) at 11 A.M.  (RCJan28/1887)

FISH - The funeral of Mrs. ELIZA FISH, which occurred at her father's residence last Friday, (January 21, 1887) was largely attended, at least 200 being present.  Her brothers in Wisconsin were unable to be present.  Friends from Boonville attended.  Rev. Mr. Harris preached the sermon.   The remains were interred in the Valley Cemetery.  The youngest child, aged five weeks, is being cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Jardin Golly.  (RCJan28/1887)

HOWARD - WILLIAM W. HOWARD, who was engaged to getting out logs on J. S. Dyett's wood lot about two miles from West Branch, New York, was found dead in the woods last Thursday afternoon (January 20, 1887) by a teamster who had left him at work about half an hour earlier.  He was lying across a log, where he had apparently been thrown with great force, as his ribs were crushed in by the blow he received.  He had been starting down the hill logs which were lying in a pile, and the indications were that when his back was turned toward the pile a log had started of its own accord and one end had swerved around and struck him in the back, knocking him across another log and killing him instantly.  Coroner Millington held an inquest Friday, and the jury found a verdict of accidental death.  Deceased was 35 years old, and leaves a widow and four young children in poverty.  (RCJan28/1887)

KNIGHT - In Rome, New York, on January 23, 1887, CLARK KNIGHT, aged 90 years and 10 months.  (RCJan28/1887)  (obit follows)

Died at a Ripe Age.
     Clark Knight, who was probably the oldest native Roman at the time of his death, died last Sunday, (January 23, 1887) at the home of his son, Walter C. Knight, 114 James street, aged nearly 91 years.  For his years he had been unusually healthy, and might be seen on our  streets almost any day of the year.  His  death was the result of a severe cold contracted ten or twelve days before, and terminating in pneumonia.  Deceased was born in Wright Settlement, in this town (Rome, NY), March 14, 1796, and lived there till 1864, when he removed into the city.  His father, Col. Daniel W. Knight, came to Rome from Connecticut in 1790, being one of the early settlers of the town.  Deceased was a soldier of the war of 1812, and  though very young, rose to the rank of colonel.  He was by trade a carpenter, and continued to busy himself in the manufacture of mallets and other wooded articles up to the last year of his life.  He had been for many years a member of the Presbyterian Church.  He leaves two sons, Walter C. Knight of Rome, New York, and Henry W. Knight of Nashua, Iowa, and also a brother, Daniel W. Knight of Wright Settlement.  (RCJan28/1887)

BREWSTER - IRA BREWSTER, who was born in Rome, New York one month after the birth of the late Clark Knight, [Clark Knight was born March 14, 1796] died recently in Salem, Ohio.  His last visit to Rome, NY was in 1843.  (RCJan28/1887)

RYAN - Miss SARAH RYAN, a daughter of Patrick Ryan, died at her home in Florence, New York, of pneumonia, last Sunday night (January 23, 1887), aged 21 years.  She was a sister of Mrs. Edward Real of Rome, New York, and had many friends here who lament her untimely death.  (RCJan28/1887)

LOOMIS
A Celebrated Family.
      A recent number of the Oneida Union has the following interesting intelligence about a family which for half a century has been notorious in the annals of Central New York:
     E. J. Brown, as referee, has rendered a decision in favor of Ellen Smith, plaintiff, against the heirs of GROVE L. LOOMIS, late of the town of Sangerfield, Oneida County, NY, deceased, for the sum of $4,004.  The plaintiff was the former housekeeper of Grove L. Loomis, and the action was brought by her to recover of Grove's heirs, the amount of several judgments that she obtained in her own favor, or by purchase against the executor of Grove's will, and also to obtain a legacy of $1,000 left her by said will.  Grove owning a one-tenth interest in the farm at Sangerfield consisting of 885 acres, his mother, now 93 years of age, and his surviving brothers and sisters, and the descendants of his deceased sister, inherited that interest from him.  Judgment will be entered on the report of the referee, and Grove's interest in the farm will be sold to satisfy the judgment.  The surviving members of the Loomis family, once celebrated in Central New York, are William W., of Higginsville; A. Plumb, of Sangerfield; Wheeler, supposed to be in Canada; M. Cornelia Loomis, of Hastings, Oswego Co.; Rhoda M. Loomis, the mother, of the same place, and Grove L. Collins and Grace Collins, of New York city, children of Charlotte Loomis Collins;     W. C. Merrill, son of Calista Loomis Merrill, and Gertrude Ridgeway, a grand-daughter of Mrs. Merrill.  (RCJan28/1887)   [see also (RCNov02/1865)-LOOMIS]


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 4, 1887

DOYLE - In Rome, New York, January 28, 1887, Mrs. CATHERINE DOYLE, widow of Lawrence Doyle, aged 87 ?  years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

BLAIR - In Clinton, New York, January 30, 1887, Mrs. MARENDA BLAIR, mother of S. K. Blair, aged 81 years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

HAMILL - At his residence in Waterville, New York, January 31, 1887, JOHN H., father of P. J. Hamill of Utica, NY, in his 65th year.  (RCFeb04/1887)

HIGBY - In Boonville, New York, February 2, 1887, Mrs. MARLINA HIGBY, aged 74 years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

SMITH - Suddenly, in Forestport, New York, January 27, 1887, JESSE H. SMITH, aged 36 years and 2 months.  (RCFeb04/1887)

ROOT - In Deansville, New York, January 25, 1887, Mrs. CAROLINE ROOT, aged about 64 years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

RICE - In Oriskany Falls, New York, January 19, 1887, Mrs. ROSINA RICE, aged 72 years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

JOHNSON - In Sauquoit, New York, January 30, 1887, FLORA E., wife of Alfred Johnson, in the 70th year of her age.  (RCFeb04/1887)

MANCHESTER - At the home of her daughter Mrs. William S. Thayer, in Rome, New York, January 29, 1887, Mrs. DEBORAH MANCHESTER, aged 89 years and 2 months.  (RCFeb04/1887)

AUSTIN - At the home of her grandmother Mrs. Mary Stillman, in Rome, New York, February 2, 1887, of congestion of the lungs, JULIA AUSTIN, daughter of Mrs. Louise Austin, aged 8 years.   (RCFeb04/1887)

VROMAN - In Rome, New York, January 31, 1887, LILLIAN F., daughter of John Vroman, aged 33 years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

TWICHELL - In Vernon, New York, at the residence of her son, Edgar Twichell, February 1, 1887, Mrs. SUSAN TWICHELL, in her 93rd year.  (RCFeb04/1887)

PURDY - In New Hartford, New York, January 31, 1887, MERRITT PURDY, aged 66 years.  (RCFeb04/1887)

OSBORNE - In Oriskany Falls, New York, January 27, 1887, EDWARD OSBORNE, aged 65 years, 4 months and 17 days.  (RCFeb04/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 11, 1887

MOSELEY - In New Hartford, New York, February 6, 1887, JOSEPH MOSELEY, in the 52d year of his age.  (RCFeb11/1887)

GLENNEN - In Clinton, New York, February 7, 1887, JAMES GLENNEN, aged 36 years.  (RCFeb11/1887)

CHAPMAN - In Clayville, New York, February 5, 1887, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Cullerton, Mrs. WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN, aged 57 years.  (RCFeb11/1887)

RODGERS - In New Hartford,  New York, February 5, 1887, WILLIAM J. RODGERS, nephew of Mrs. N. E. Andrews aged 18 years, 1 month and 6 days.  (RCFeb11/1887)

BUCHANAN - In Deerfield, New York, February 3, 1887, W. WEBSTER, youngest son of Isaac and Jane Buchanan aged 22 years, 6 months and 27 days.  (RCFeb11/1887)

CHASE - In Marcy, New York, February 2, 1887, HENRY S. CHASE, aged 48 years and 8 months.  (RCFeb11/1887)

BROWN - In Trenton, New York, February 3, 1887, of typhoid pneumonia OLIVER BROWN, aged 77 years and 9 days.  He lived in Holland Patent.   He was buried on Saturday.  On Tuesday, (February 8, 1887) his wife died of the same disease.  Their ages were 77 and 70 years respectively.  (RCFeb11/1887)

HUMPHREY - At the residence of his son, in Remsen, New York, February 2, 1887, of consumption, ROBERT HUMPHREY, an old and respected citizen, aged 74 years and 8 months.  He leaves four sons and two daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Frederick Williams of Rome, NY.   (RCFeb11/1887)

WARD - In Durhamville, New York, February 5, 1887, Mrs. RUAH WARD, aged 86 years.  (RCFeb11/1887)

DRUMMOND - In New London, New York, February 2, 1887, Mrs. LILLIE DRUMMOND, aged 79 years.  (RCFeb11/1887)

BUTLER - At Dunbarton, New York, February 4, 1887, MABEL A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butler, aged 11 months.  (RCFeb11/1887)

MASON - In Washington Mills, New York, February 8, 1887, MARY F., widow of the late L. D. V. Mason, in the 69th year of her age.  (RCFeb11/1887)

CARRUTHERS - In Deerfield, New York, near North Gage, Oneida county, NY, February 7, 1887, of pneumonia, DUNCAN CARRUTHERS, in the 60th year of his age.  (RCFeb11/1887)

McDONALD - In Holland Patent, New York, February 6, 1887, KITTIE, beloved daughter of Johanna McDonald, aged 33 years and 10 days.  She leaves a mother, sister and two brothers.  (RCFeb11/1887)

HICKS - In Western, New York, February 9, 1887, of apoplexy, ADELAIDE, wife of Eliakim Hicks, aged 60 years.  Funeral from the M.E. Church at Delta, NY, on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 12 oclock noon.  (RCFeb11/1887) (obit follows)

Delta Items.
     Everyone was shock to hear the sad news this morning (February 9, 1887) that Mrs. Eliakim Hicks was dead.  Coming as it did so suddently and unexpected, it casts an unusual goom over the people.  She was apparently as well as usual until about one o'clock Monday morning, when she was taken with a very severe shock of paralysis which rendered her insensible.  She remained in an unconscious condition until this morning at 9:30 o'clock, when she died.  Her maiden name was Adelaide Smith, and she was a daughter of the late Israel Smith of Delta, NY.  Her 60th birthday occurred just one week before her death -- Feb. 2.  She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Frances Hicks, who resides at home, and a son, Dr. Horace M. Hicks of Knoxboro, NY.  She also leaves four brothers and three sisters -- Milton H., Hervey H. and Horace Smith of Rochester, NY, Morris Smith who resides in the  far west, Mrs. C. Manchester of Missouri, Mrs. Smith Crandall of Wayne Co., NY, and Mrs. J. B. Allen of Rome, NY, and many friends to mourn.  They have the sympathy of the entire community in their sudden bereavement.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, (Feb. 12, 1887) at the residence at 11 o'clock A.M. and at the M.E. Church in Delta at 12. Remains taken to Westernville, NY for burial.   (RCFeb11/1887)

HALL - Mrs. ELLEN HALL, wife of Stanton Hall, and sister of T. B. Allanson, died at her residence in Osage, Mitchell county, Iowa, on January 16, aged 60 years.  Mr. Hall was a former resident of Lee and Annsville, NY.  About 25 years ago he moved, with his family to Illinois, where he resided about seven years.  From there he moved to Iowa, took up 160 acres of prairie land, lived on it till it was all broken up and subdued, and erected some very fine buildings.  He then sold it and removed to Osage City, where he, with his sons, engaged in business and became properous.  Mrs. Hall became afflicted with a cancer in the breast about two years ago, and from this she died.  She leaves a kind husband, five affectionate children, ten grandchildren, two brothers and one sister to mourn their loss.  (RCFeb11/1887)

JUNOD - Mr. David Rees has received the sad news of the death of his son-in-law, CHARLES JUNOD.  Mr. Junod was a former resident of Westernville, New York, and will be remembered by many.  (RCFeb11/1887)

KOEBENSPERE - The remains of MARTIN KOEBENSPERE were interred in the Coonrod New York cemetery.  (RCFeb11/1887)

PEACOCK - The remains of JOHN B. PEACOCK were brought from Ohio Monday (February 7, 1887), to be interred in the McConnellsville New York cemetery.  The funeral was held at the church Monday afternoon and quite a large audience was present.  (RCFeb11/1887)

KANE - MARY KANE, a little girl in the 7th year of her age who lived with her uncle William Burns on Canal street, was struck by the cars at the Bouck street crossing a little before five o'clock Monday afternoon.  (February 7, 1887) She was on her way home from St. Peter's parochial school on Floyd avenue and reached the Bouck street crossing just ahead of the west bound flyer on the Central road, which was nearly an hour late and evidently trying to make up lost time by running at unusual speed through our city, (Rome, NY) where it does not stop.  The guard-gates at the crossing were snowbound so that they could not be closed, and the snow banks were so deep on either side that a coming train could not be seen by a person on foot.  The little girl started to cross the track and ran right in front of the approaching engine, and received a fatal blow.  The train stopped at once, and a brakeman carried the unconscious child into the flagman's shanty.  Drs. Flandrau and R.E. & H.C. Sutton were called, and had her removed to the hospital.  An examination showed that the skull was badly fractured, and that the injuries were necessarily fatal.  Death ensued at nine o'clock that evening.  The father of the dead child lives near Syracuse, and after the death of his wife the little girl came down here to live with Mrs. Burns, who was her mother's sister.  It is a sad affair, and may lead to action on the part of the city authorities which will compel the railroad company to be more careful in the future.  (RCFeb11/1887)

JONES - MOSES L. JONES died yesterday morning (February 10, 1887) at the residence of his son-in-law, William Evans, at the intersection of Washington, Turin and Elm streets in Rome, New York.  He was nearly 87 years old, having been born in Merionethshire, North Wales, July 20, 1800.  He came to this country 46 years ago, and for nearly 40 years has resided in Rome.  He had been an invalid for the last thirteen years, though able to be around most of the time.  A few weeks ago he attended the funeral of the late John Edwards, which was the only time he had left the house this winter.  He was well as usual when he arose yesterday morning, but a little before his death, while sitting in his chair, was taken with a fit of coughing which soon resulted fatally.  He was a man of strong religious convictions, and for thirty years past had been a deason of the Welsh Calvinistic Church in this place.  His  wife died at an advanced age four years ago.  He leaves three step-children, of which Mrs. William Evans is one.  (RCFeb11/1887)

TUPPER - Mrs. MARIA BARNARD TUPPER, wife of Edward B. Tupper, died of consumption last Saturday evening (February 5, 1887), at her home on Liberty street in Rome, New York.  She had been in poor health since the birth of her second child, about eighteen months ago, at which time she came near dying of a severe attack of pneumonia.  From that she drifted into consumption, which continued to weaken her until she was compelled to take to her bed, a few weeks ago.
     Mrs. Tupper was one of eight children of the late John Barnard, and the first of the eight to pass over the dark river.  She was born at State Road in the town of Lee, New York in 1844, aged 42 years, 8 months and 21 days.  With her mother and other members of the family she removed into Rome about twenty years ago, where she has ever since resided.  In 1880 she was married to Edward B. Tupper, who survives her, as do also a daughter of five years and a baby boy of eighteen months.  She was a member of Zion Church.  She leaves an aged mother in this city, and the remaining brothers and sisters are as follows: -- John Barnard of Lee, NY and Henry, Edward and Jay Barnard of Rome, NY, Mrs. C. F. Keith and Mrs. James Elwell of Rome, NY, and Mrs. James L. Keith of Rockford, Illinois.
     Funeral services were held in Zion Church Wenesday aftenoon, Rev. Dr. Egar conducting them.  The bearers were J. M. Brainerd, J. A. Owens, W. S. Wylie and John Jones.  The remains were deposited in Rome cemetery.  (RCFeb11/1887)

ROBBINS - On November 14, 1886, Miss OLIVE D. ROBBINS, a venerable lady of 81 years who resided at No. 47 Liberty St. in Rome, New York, fell on the ice and broke the bone of her right leg at the hip.  The fracture was reduced and all seemed doing well for about two months, when she had a stroke of paralysis involving the entire left side, after which she continued to grow weaker day by day till her death, which occurred last Friday afternoon.  (February 4, 1887)  A post mortem examination made by Drs. N.C. Scudder and A.B. Southwick showed that the broken limb was quite well healed, and that her death was owing to other causes, though it is not improbable that the shock at the time of her accident may have been a factor.  Deceased was born in Floyd near the line between that town and Rome, NY, but moved into the village and established herself as a dressmaker in the house where she died  57 years ago.  She was first cousin to the late Israel Denio, and a grand-daughter of John Robbins, who came to this town from Bennington, Vermont, 95 years ago.  Two sisters survive her -- Mrs. Margaret Comstock of New York city and Mrs. Mary Fuller of Central Square, Oswego County, NY; also an adoped daughter, Mrs. G. A. Sherman of Rome, NY.  She was buried from her late residence Monday afternoon.  The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Taylor of the Presbyterian Church.  A. Ethridge, L. E. Elmer, Rufus Keeney and David Ross acted as bearers.  The interment took place in the Wright Settlement cemetery.  (RCFeb11/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 18, 1887

WRIGHT - In Newburg, New York, February 15, 1887, Mrs. HANNAH RAYMOND WRIGHT, in her 81st year.  Interment at Wright Settlement cemetery, Rome, NY, on Friday, February 18, 1887.  She was married to William B. Wright, formerly of Rome, and aunt of Henry G., Samuel A. and Frank D. Wright.      (RCFeb18/1887)

YORK - In Camden, New York, February 13, 1887, GRACE, child of Eugene York, aged 1 year and 9 months.  (RCFeb18/1887)

HARRIS - In Boonville, New York, February 17, 1887, Mrs. W. W. HARRIS, aged 67 years, 11 months and 26 days.  (RCFeb18/1887)

HALL - In Boonville, February 17, 1887, Mrs. HELEN BROWN HALL, wife of Dayton M. Hall, aged 38 years.  (RCFeb18/1887)

ROBERTS - At Trenton, New York, February 11, 1887, J. WINSTON, infant son of Ellis D. and Winnie Roberts, aged eight weeks and one day.  (RCFeb18/1887)

CARROLL - In New Hartford, New York, February 9, 1887, MARGARET ANNIE, daughter of John and Frances Carroll, aged 14 years and 7 months.  (RCFeb18/1887)

BESOCK - In Rome, New York, February 12, 1887, of diphtheria, THERESSA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Besock, aged five years.  (RCFeb18/1887)

STAFFORD - At Oneida, New York, February 15, 1887, Mrs. SARAH SANGER STAFFORD, aged 84 years.  (RCFeb18/1887)

CHENEY - In Oneida, New York, February 13, 1887, Mrs. F. B. CHENEY, daughter of Dr. H. W. Carpenter, aged 25 years, 9 months and 21 days.  (RCFeb18/1887)

DONOHUE - In Deerfield, New York, February 14, 1887, SOPHIA GLATTUS, wife of Thomas J. Donohue and daughter of John and the late Delia Glattus of Marcy, NY, aged 45 years and 14 days.  (RCFeb18/1887)

CASWELL - At his home on John street, Ilion, New York, February 14, 1887, EDWIN CASWELL, aged 71 years.  (RCFeb18/1887)

HUNTLY - In Oneida, New York, February 12, 1887, Dr. JAMES FLORUS HUNTLY, aged 63 years.  (RCFeb18/1887)

WHEELOCK - Little GEORGIE, only son of Mrs. Mary Wheelock of McConnellsville, New York, was buried last Sunday (February 13, 1887), aged 10 months.  (RCFeb18/1887)

CLAUS - WILLIAM CLAUS died on Wednesday, February 8, 1887, aged 85 years.  The funeral occured on Friday.  Three children -- Mrs. Simon Faling, of Vernon, NY, Mrs. Erwin Getman, of Buffalo, NY, and Gideon Claus, of Verona, NY, survive him.  (RCFeb18/1887)

LORIN - Miss LAURA L. LORIN, sister of Mrs. Lewis Gaylord, committed suicide by hanging in the garret of Mr. Gaylord's resident on Liberty street  last Friday (Febrary 11, 1887).  She was 49 years old.  She had several sisters.  (RCFeb18/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, February 26, 1887

HILL - In Waterville, New York, February 19, 1887, FRANCIS HILL, aged 83 years, 8 months and 12 days.  (RCFeb26/1887)

LAWRENCE - In Utica, New York, February 19, 1887, MARY E. LAWRENCE, mother of Mrs. F. E. Turner, in the 79th year of her age.  (RCFeb26/1887)

KNOWLES - At his home in Verona village, New York, February 19, 1887, P. C. KNOWLES, aged 76 years.  (RCFeb26/1887)

FINERTY - In Whitesboro, New York, February 23, 1887, JAMES FINERTY, aged 30 years, 10 months and 21 days.  (RCFeb26/1887)

GLATTUS - In Marcy, New York, February 24, 1887, JOHN GLATTUS, in his 71st year.  (RCFeb26/1887)

OMES - In Marcy, New York, February 23, 1887, JOHN OMES, aged 62 years.  (RCFeb26/1887)

MASON - In Vernon Center, New York, February 21, 1887, CHARLES MASON, Sr., aged 69 years.  (RCFeb26/1887)

FAULKNER - JAMES FAUKNER, Sr., an aged and much respected citizen of Vienna, New York, died at his residence about two miles west of this village February 17, 1887, aged 79 years.  He leaves five children to mourn their loss.  James, Jr., Isaac, Thomas and Essie Faulkner and Mrs. John Annon.  He was a native of Ireland and has been a resident of this town many years.  The funeral was held Sunday at the Baptist Church, North Bay, NY, at one o'clock.  (RCFeb26/1887)



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