Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1887

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

LYON - In New Hartford, New York, March 1, 1887, WILLIAM H. LYON, aged 28 years.  (RCMar04/1887)

ROBERTSON - At Trenton Falls, New York, March 1, 1887, WALLACE ROBERTSON, aged 34 years, 9 months and 22 days.  (RCMar04/1887)

McCARTHY - In Utica, New York, March 1, 1887, DENNIS McCARTHY, aged 72 years, formerly of Taberg, New York  (RCMar04/1887)

JONES - In Utica, New York, at the residence of his son, Griffith Jones, March 3, 1887, GRIFFITH W. JONES, formerly of Holland Patent, in the 73d year of his age. He was a member of the Baptist church.  Interment will be in Holland Patent.   (RCMar04/1887)

ONYAN - In the town of Kirkland, New York, February 28, 1887, FRANCES, wife of Thomas Onyan, Sen., and mother of Mrs. Thomas Swatland, of Clinton, in her 72d year.  (RCMar04/1887)

RUSH - In Camden, New York, February 28, 1887, ELIZABETH, relict of the late George Rush, aged 86 years and 7 months.  (RCMar04/1887)

DAVIS - In New Hartford, New York, Wednesday, March 2, 1887, JOHN H., aged 15 years, 4 months and 4 days; Thursday, March 3, 1887, CHARLES E., aged 5 years, 3 months and 10 days, children of Richard and Gwen Davis.  (RCMar04/1887)

CRAVEN - Suddenly, at the Spellicy House in Rome, New York, March 2, 1887, of heart disease, Mrs. CATHERINE CRAVEN, aged about 60 years.  (RCMar04/1887)      [news item in March 11, 1887 paper, follows]
          Drs. W. E. Millington, Evans and Lawton made a post mortem examination of Mrs. Catherine Craven, who died suddently at the Spellicy House last week, and discovered that the cause of death was a rupture of the aorta or large artery leading from the heart.  The sac enclosing the heart was filled with blood, and death must have been almost instantly followed the rupture.  (RCMar11/1887)

BAUER - At her home in Rome, New York, March 2, 1887, Mrs. MARGARET BAUER, widow of Eusebius Bauer, in the 65th year of her age.  (RCMar04/1887)

ABEEL - In Rome, New York, March 1, 1887, WILLIAM S. ABEEL, son of the late Capt. James  S. Abeel, aged about 50 years.  He died at the residence of his mother, on George street in Rome, NY, he spent his whole life in Rome.  He had been totally blind for nearly thirey years, but had be come so familiar with our streets that he was accustomed to finding his way from store to store without a guide.  His familiar figure will be missed by our citizens.    (RCMar04/1887)

HIDY - In Rome, New York, February 25, 1887, Mrs. JOSEPHINE HIDY, aged 22 years.  (RCMar04/1887)

CLEVELAND - WILLIAM CLEVELAND died January 24, 1887, in the 84th year of his age.  He was a resident of New London, New York for many years, a hard working, honest industrious man, beloved, esteemed and highly respected by everybody who knew him, and his acquaintance was extensive.  He lived several years in Rome, NY..
He tried farming in Kazsta, Iowa, a few years, but finally drifted back to New London and Rome, where his last years were passed with his dear children he loved so well.   (RCMar04/1887)

ALLANSON - After a long and lingering illness, which she bore with wonderful patience, MARY, wife of Hon. Thomas B. Allanson, passed peacefully to her rest about five o'clock Monday evening. (February 29, 1887)          Mrs. Allanson has been almost a life-long resident of Taberg, New York, and among all her acquaintances none knew her but to love her.  She was 60 years of age.  (RCMar04/1887)

CLARK - Mr. CHESTER CLARK, a life-long resident of Floyd, New York, whose late residence is two miles from Holland Patent, died last Thursday (February 25, 1887) of stomach and kidney disease, aged 82.  The funeral took place from the Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon.  He leaves a wife and five grandchildren.  (RCMar04/1887)

SHEAR - Mrs. J. N. SHEAR of Lee Center, New York, died this morning .  (RCMar04/1887)
          [from Lee Center Items of March 11, 1887]  The funeral of Mrs. John N. Shear, who died on the 3d inst. (March 3, 1887) was held at her late residence on Sunday last (March 6, 1887).  Owing to the great snow storm of Saturday evening, the roads were badly drifted, and Undertaker Wiggins did not arrive till afternoon.  Rev. H. A. Harris preached on the occasion from words found in Matthew xii-28, "Come unto me ... and I will give you rest."  (RCMar11/1887)

HESS - ARCHIBLE HESS, a prominent citizen of Oneida, New York, was fatally injured by a runaway team on Monday morning. (February 29, 1887)  A bone-gatherer had left his team standing in front of Kennedy & Angel's meat market, and something frightened them in the driver's absence and caused them to run.  They ran at a high rate of speed down Main street, and on turning the corner into Madison street they came in collision with the teams of W. J. Hickox and Archible Hess, who were out driving.  Mr. Hickox's driver was in the cutter, and was thrown out and the cutter considerably damaged.  The sleigh slewed around and one edge caught Mr. Hess and jammed him out of the back of his cutter, breaking his arm, and eight ribs and crushing his kidneys.  The injured man was taken to his home and cared for by a physician, but it was evident that he was dangerously hurt, and not withstanding all that could be done he expired soon after noon.  His wife was lying dangerously ill of Bright's disease in another room, and they did not dare to mention to her the condition of her husband.
     Mr. Hess was almost 70 years of age, and was a native of Schuyler, Herkimer Co., but noved to State Bridge in the town of Verona 48 years ago, where he continued to reside until his removal to Oneida, six years ago.  He was a large property owner in Verona, and was well known and highly esteemed in that part of the county.  Some twenty years ago he held the position of County Superintendent of the Poor three years, and was one year supervisor of the town of Verona.  He leaves a widow almost at death's door, a son and two daughters.  His wife partially regained consciousness the day after his death and inquired for her husband, but was told he was so ill that he was unable to come to her.  A coroner's inquest on the remains will be held to-day, after which funeral services will be held in the M.E. Church, of which deceased was a member.  (RCMar04/1887)

FULLER - HENRY W. FULLER, a former resident of Rome, New York, died last Friday morning (February 26, 1887), at the residence of Robert R. Davis of East Steuben, of Bright's disease.  His age was 68 years.  Deceased was a native of the town of Lee, NY, but most of his life had been spent in Rome.  (RCMar04/1887)

WIDRICK - PETER WIDRICK, of Crogan, Lewis County, New York, a student at the Institution for Deaf Mutes in Rome, New York, died in the hospital connected therewith last Sunday, (February 28, 1887) after an illness of nearly two months.  Deceased was first taken with inflammation of the intestines. [there is more, but my photocopy doesn't include it-transcriber]       (RCMar04/1887)


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

VAUGHN - At the Home of the Homeless, in Utica, New York, March 10, 1887, Miss CATHARINE VAUGHN, aged 81 years.  (RCMar11/1887)

HARRIS - In Camden, New York, March 6, 1887, BENJAMIN E. HARRIS, aged 87 years.  (RCMar11/1887)

THAYER - In Floyd, New York, February 28, 1887, Mrs. SARAH W. THAYER, aged 65 years, 6 months and 7 days.  (RCMar11/1887)

WARDELL - At New Hartford, New York, March 5, 1887, ANNA WARDELL, in the 83rd year of her age.  (RCMar11/1887)

ROBERTS - In Holland Patent, New York, March 5, 1887, CADWALDER ROBERTS, father-in-law of M. J. Meredith, aged 82 years and 6 months.  (RCMar11/1887) [another mention under Holland Patent  Items of Mar 9]
          Cadwalder Roberts, who has resided the last 20 years with his son-in-law, M. J. Meredith, of this village, died last Saturday, aged about 83 years, as a result of a fall on the ice four weeks before.  He came from Wales forty years ago with twelve children, four of whom are living -- three sons and one daughter.  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon.  Rev. Dr. Williams, of Remsen officiating.  The deceased was a member of the Welsh Calvinistic Church at this place, and held to high regard by all classes.  (RCMar11/1887

THOMAS - In Marcy, New York, March 6, 1887, JOHN THOMAS, father of Mrs. Henry Kimlein, aged 90 years.  (RCMar11/1887)

COBB - At New Hartford, New York, March 6, 1887, ELNORA JANE, daughter of Amri and Caroline Cobb, aged 23 years and 3 days.  (RCMar11/1887)

DANIELS - At the Home of the Homeless, in Utica, New York, March 10, 1887, Mrs ELIZABETH DANIELS, aged 81 years.  (RCMar11/1887)

SON - In Utica, New York, March 9, 1887, HARRY B., eldest child of B. A. and Nellie D. Son, aged 20 years.  (RCMar11/1887)

TUTTLE -At Yorkville, New York, March 9, 1887, RANSEL TUTTLE, father of A. B. Tuttle, formerly of Whitestown, NY, in the 81st year of his age.  (RCMar11/1887)

HEALY - In Utica, New York, March 6, 1887, HENRIETTA, widow of the late William H. Healy, of Clinton, in her 73d year.  (RCMar11/1887)

LUKE - In Marcy, New York, March 8, 1887, ELIZABETH, wife of Elias Luke and mother of E. E. Luke, aged 70 years.  (RCMar11/1887)

HUGHES - In Clayville, New York, March 8, 1887, GEORGIANA J., wife of William E. Hughes, aged 24 years, 3 months and 28 days.  (RCMar11/1887)

BILLINGS - Mrs. E. BILLINGS, youngest sister of the late Henry Ford of Lee NY, died at Hatfield, Mass., on Friday of last week, (March 4, 1887) aged 76 years.  Deceased leaves a husband, three sons, four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Caswell, of Whitewater, Wisconsin.  (RCMar11/1887)

KNOWLTON - CHARLES KNOWLTON, son of O. Knowlton of this place (Lee Center, NY), died last Monday (March 7, 1887) about noon.  For some weeks he had been complaining of not feeling well and that his food did not properly digest.  He lost flesh rapidly and nothing seemed to nourish him.  The physician pronounced the disease paralysis of the stomach.  Deceased was aged about 20 years.  The funeral took place at the M.E. Church, Rev. H.A. Harris officiating.  Charles was held in high esteem by his parents and many of his young friends.  The father is almost inconsolable in his grief.  The family has the sympathy of the entire community. The remains were taken to Rome, NY for interment.  (RCMar11/1887)

GREENE - Upper Point Rock, New York, Frank Greene and wife buried their little ten months old boy last Monday.  (RCMar11/1887)

UNGER - New London, NY item:  Mrs. UNGER will be buried Thursday (March  10, 1887).     (RCMar11/1887)

DAVIS - Mrs. William H. Ward, of Taberg, NY, has received a telegram informing her of the death of her father in Newark, New Jersey, and leaves to-day (March 9, 1887) to attend the funeral.  Her father was Rev. THOMAS DAVIS, a former pastor of the Baptist Church in this village (Taberg).  Most of our people remember Elder Davis with feelings of profound respect, and sympathize with the family in their bereavement.  (RCMar11/1887)

THOMAS - Hon. DIDYMUS THOMAS, a prominent citizen of Steuben, New York, died at his residence in that town on Monday, (March 7, 1887) aged 75 years.  He was born in Steuben of Welsh parentage, his grandparents having emigrated to this country in 1795.  He was well educated, and a man of good abilities, and had held the office of justice of the peace and supervisor for the town of Remsen.  He also represented the fourth district in the Assembly in 1859.  His death was occasioned by a shock of paralysis which he sustained on Sunday, and from which he did not rally.  (RCMar11/1887)

DENISON - ALONZO DENISON, a well known resident of Rome, New York, died Sunday morning (March 6, 1887) at his home at Ridge Mills, aged 81 years.  Deceased was born in the town of Floyd, New York, March 15, 1806, and has resided ever since in that town and in Rome.  His father, Latham Denison, accompanied by Samuel Denison, a brother (father of Hon. C. M. Dennison of Whitestown), came from Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., to Floyd in 1800, and settled on adjoining farms, where the remainder of their lives were spent.  There Alanzo Denison was born, as was also the late Wellington Denison, a brother of the deceased and nine other brothers and sisters, of whom the only one surviving is Mrs. Rhoda Martin, who resides with her son, Alderman Lyman A. Martin, on Bloomfield street in this city (Rome, NY).  Deceased leaves a widow and three children, Latham Denison, Mrs. William C. Fox and Mrs. Orrin Pencil, of South Troy, Wisconsin.  (RCMar11/1887)


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

BUCKLEY - In Utica, New York, March 12, 1887, DANIEL BUCKLEY, Sr., in his 56th year.  (RCMar18/1887)

PARKS - At New Hartford, New York, March 12, 1887, LEE PARKS, aged 96 years.  (RCMar18/1887)

RUSSELL - In Waterloo, Iowa, March 9, 1887, in the 57th year of her age, Mrs. CAROLINE M. RICHARDS, wife of Rensselaer Russell, and only child of William Richards, of Paris Hill, Oneida County, NY, leaving a loving daughter and devoted husband to mourn their loss.  (RCMar18/1887)

JONES - In Remsen, New York, at the residence of his brother-in-law, R. O. Charles, March 11, 1887, MESHECH H. JONES, aged 41 years.  (RCMar18/1887)

BRITTON - In Clinton, New York, March 9, 1887, CATHERINE BRITTON, aged 87 years.  (RCMar18/1887)

SEFTON - In New Hartford, New York, March 15, 1887, WILLIAM SEFTON, aged 23 years.  (RCMar18/1887)

FOGARTY - In Verona, New York, March 11, 1887, THOMAS FOGARTY, aged 59 years and 7 months.  He had been in the employ of the N.Y.C. & H.R.R., Company nearly thirty years.  (RCMar18/1887)

BUNNELL - McConnellsville, New York.  The funeral of Mrs. SARAH E. BUNNELL, aged 44 years and 4 months took place Thursday (March 17, 1887) at the church, Rev. J. H. Buck officiating.  She died March 4, 1887.        (RCMar18/1887)

HANSON - The estate of the widow of Louis Hanson, the Twenty-third street, New York city tailor, who killed himself, or was killed, July 4, 1885 on Storm King Mountain, amounting to $65,000, was on Tuesday paid to W. P. Hill, a St. Louis doctor, a son of Mrs. Hanson by an early marriage.  (RCMar18/1887)

HILLS - Deansville, New York item:   CALVIN HILLS, died March 4, 1887, in Kirkland, New York, after a long and painful sickness of Bright's disease.  He was in his 75th year, and leaves a large family of children to mourn their loss.  His wife died some two years ago, and since then he has always been very gloomy.  (RCMar18/1887)

BISHOP - The funeral of CHARLES BISHOP took place at the Episcopal Church at Augusta, New York on Sunday. (March 13, 1887)  The funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives.  He was 76 years old.  (RCMar18/1887)

YALE - Holland Patent, NY item.  William McClusky, one of our merchants, went to New York city last Friday, (March 11, 1887) to attend the funeral of his wife's cousin, Miss YALE.  (RCMar18/1887)

ACKLEY - CHARLES ACKLEY, of Holland Patent, New York, received a stroke of paralysis last Sunday morning while at breakfast, which rendered him unconscious.  He died this morning (March 16, 1887).  He was nearly 79 years old, he had resided here about 55 years, and universally esteemed.  He leaves a wife, with whom he lived over 53 years, and a daughter.  Although not a member of any church, he was a Christian.  The funeral took place from his late residence, Rev. C. H. Wetherbe of the Baptist Church officiating.  (RCMar18/1887)

AMAN - Verona, New York item:  ANTHONY AMAN, who removed from his farm on the stone road to Durhamville, NY three  weeks ago, died at his residence in the latter place last Thursday (March 10, 1887) evening.  (RCMar18/1887)

VINCENT - WILLIAM O. VINCENT, an old Utica printer and one of the founders of Utica Typographical Union, died at the Utica city, New York hospital last Friday, (March 11, 1887) of consumption.  (RCMar18/1887)

AMES - IRWIN AMES, a resident of Rome, New York for the past forty years, died at his home in West Rome, Monday, (March 14, 1887) in his 84th year.  (RCMar18/1887)

HUGUNINE - The mother of Peter F. Hugunine, of Rome, NY, died at Hicks' Mills last Friday, (March 11, 1887) aged about 65 years.  (RCMar18/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, March 25, 1887

FARNON - In Utica, New York, March 23, 1887, ANN FARNON, aged 117 years [that's what it says-transcriber].  (RCMar25/1887)

HAND - In Clinton, New York, March 17, 1887, BERNARD HAND, aged 68 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

SEE - In Pittsfield, Mass., March 11, 1887, after a  brief illness GIFFORD NEWCOMB, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. See, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Raymond, formerly of Clinton, New York, aged 10 months.  (RCMar25/1887)

MARCH - In Floyd, New York, March 22,1887, Mrs.ANNA M. MARCH, wife of Gottlieb F. March, aged 60 years.  Funeneral from St. Mary's Church, Rome, NY.   (RCMar25/1887)

THURSTON - Near Oneida Castle, New York, March 16, 1887, SARAH, wife of William Thurston, aged 35 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

MILLER - At Oneida Castle, New York, March 17, 1887, MORRIS S. MILLER, Sr., aged 72 years, 2 months and 20 days.    (RCMar25/1887)  [following from Deansville, NY news item]
            On Saturday of last week, at the Congregational Church, occurred the funeral services of Mr. Morris Miller.  The remains were brought from Oneida Castle, but Mr. Miller was a former resident of Oriskany Falls, Ny.  The funeral was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends, the Rev. Mr. Davis of Waterville, officiating.  The remains were interred in the Deansville cemetery.  Mr. Miller leaves a wife, a son and two daughters to mourn their loss.  The son is Mr. Morris Miller of Oneida Castle, where the mother also resides, the two daughters, Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Kendall, of this village.  Mr. Miller has been a great business man of these parts for many years, and will be greatly missed.  He was a man of wealth, and he always remembered the poor and aided them whenever there was a chance.  (RCMar25/1887)

TUTTLE - In Brookfield, New York, March 15, 1887, JAMES TUTTLE, aged 90 years and 5 months.  (RCMar25/1887)

SKINNER - In Camden, New York, March 10, 1887, FRANK SKINNER, aged 86 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

MONTCLAIR - In Camden, New York, March 12, 1887, EDITH MONTCLAIR, aged 1 year and 5 months.  (RCMar25/1887)

WRIGHT - In Camden, New York, March 13, 1887, Dr. JOSIAH WRIGHT, aged 76 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

WILLIAMS - At Steuben, New York, March 16, 1887, of heart disease, JOHN R. WILLIAMS, aged 42 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

CUMMINGS - At her residence, 136 State stret, Utica, New York, March 18, 1887, LYDIA J., wife of John Cummings, Jr., formerly of Rome, NY, aged 26 years, and they had been married a little over a year.  Mr. Cummings has the earnest sympathy of a host of friends in his great affliction.   (RCMar25/1887)

CAMPBELL - In Rome, New York, March 17, 1887, KITTLE CAMPBELL, aged 16 years.  (RCMar25/1887) [ in another notice in same paper the following] Miss KATIE CAMPBELL, daughter of Mrs. Mary Campbell, who lives in the rear of No. 9 Dominick street, died of typhoid pneumonia on the night of the 17th instant, after a severe illness of three weeks.  She was buried from St. Peter's Church last Sunday afternoon.  (RCMar25/1887)

JONES - At New Hartford, New York, March 19, 1887, JESSIE LOUISE, oldest daughter of George and Mary Jones, aged 13 years, 9 months and 6 days.  (RCMar25/1887)

WILLIAMS - At Prospect, New York, March 18, 1887, JOHN R. WILLIAMS, formerly of Williamstown, Oswego County, NY, aged 70 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

WALKER - In Sioux City, Iowa, March 16, 1887, of typhoid malaria, FLETCHER WALKER, formerly of Westmoreland, New York, aged 23 years and 5 months.  (RCMar25/1887)

NEWELL - In Oriskany Falls, New York, March 22, 1887, DELIA S., wife of Albert Newell, aged 67 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

ROBSON - In Lowell, New York, March 19, 1887, ROGER M. ROBSON, aged 31 years.  Son of Jonathan Robson.  The funeral was held at the M. E. Church.  Mr. Robson will be sadly missed by the people of this community, as he was noted for his manliness, and force and strength of character.   (RCMar25/1887)

KNAPP - In Schuyler, New York, March 21, 1887, Mrs. CHLOE KNAPP, widow of the late William K. Knapp, aged 86 years.  (RCMar25/1887)

IRELAND - In Utica, New York, March 22, 1887, CYNTHIA K., daughter of W. M. and K. C. Ireland, aged 7 months and 5 days.  (RCMar25/1887)

MICHEL - Utica, New York.  The funeral yesterday (March 22, 1887) of CHARLES L. MICHEL, was largely attended by railroad men and other citizens.  A company of 36 trainment marched from the D.R.&W. Co.'s office to the young man's home, where the services were held.  The flower tokens were very beautiful, some of the finest coming from New York city.  Superintendent Salisbury and other prominent men of the D.L.&W. Co. were pall bearers.  The deceased was Superintendent Salisbury's clerk.  He was 37 years old.  Most of his life was passed in this city, and many sincere friends mourn his early death.  (RCMar25/1887)

HAMLIN - Utica, New York, JACOB J. HAMLIN, the well-known shoe dealer, corner of Columbia and Varick streets, died at his home Thursday, March 17, 1887.  He was an honest, useful, and public-spirited citizen.  (RCMar25/1887)

SMITH - Mr. SMITH, an old resident of Rome, New York, died at his home near Lee Line last week, and was buried on Friday (March 18, 1887).  He was stricken with paralysis the night before his death.  (RCMar25/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 1, 1887

MORGAN - Entered into rest, in Marcy, New York, on Monday, March 28, 1887, CATHERINE, relict of Evan H. Morgan, aged 76 years, 1 month and 25 days.  (RCApr01/1887)

BELLCHAMBERS - In Rome, New York, March 26, 1887, ANNIE, wife of Ellsworth Bellchambers, aged 22 years, died of consumption.  (RCApr01/1887)

KINNEY - At Boonville, New York, March 25, 1887, MARTIN, son of Patrick and Bridget, and brother of James Kinney, aged 20 years and 6 months.  (RCApr01/1887)

MULLIGAN - In Utica, New York, March 24, 1887, NELLIE AGNES, youngest daughter of William and Ann Mulligan, formerly of Rome, NY, aged 21 years.  (RCApr01/1887)

ROGERS - In El Dorado, Kansas, March 18, 1887, WALTER W. ROGERS, aged 38 years.  The remains were brought to Vienna, NY for interment.  (RCApr01/1887)  (obit follows)

Vienna Items:
      Friday, the 18th, W. W. Rogers, formerly of this town, (Vienna, NY) passed quietly from this life at his home in El Dorado, Kansas, in the 38th year of his age.  A wife and four children survive him, besides two sisters and one brother -- Mrs. A. J. Peckham, of New London, NY, Mrs. W. Hewett, of St. John, Kansas, and W. J. Rogers, of Buffalo, NY, and a large circle of friends mourn for him.  He was brought here Tuesday.  The funeral was held at the M.E. Church, Wednesday, March 23, 1887 at 11 A.M., and the remains were interred at the Brodock cemetery.  (RCApr01/1887)

WILSON - At North Bay, New York, March 19, 1887, ELIZABETH WILSON, aged 87 years.  (RCApr01/1887)

PERCIVAL - In Camden, New York, March 6, 1887, ROSE MARY, wife of Frank Percival, aged 16 years and 11 months.  (RCApr01/1887)

DAVISON  - In New Hartford, New York, March 25, 1887, MARY, wife of John Davison, aged 70 years.  (RCApr01/1887)

NOBLE - Entered into rest on Friday evening, March 25, 1887, HARRIET A. NOBLE, aged 75 years.  (RCApr01/1887)  (obit follows)

Death of Mrs. Noble.
     Mrs. Harriet A. Noble died last Friday night at the residence of her son-in-law, Henry L. Adams, at Ridge Mills.  She was in the 70th year of her age, and had resided in Verona and Rome, NY all her life.  For several years past she had been in poor health, and very ill for the last few days.  She leaves two sons and two daughters -- George Noble of Syracuse, Horace A. Noble of Buffalo, Mrs. Henry L. Adams and Mrs. John B. McHarg of Rome.  She was for over forty years a member of the Presbyterian Church.  (RCApr01/1887)

SLOAN - At New York Mills, New York, March 29, 1887, MARGARET, wife of Samuel Sloan and mother of Mrs. Charlotte Foulkes and Dr. Hugh Sloan of Utica, and Mrs. Euphsonia Watson of Whitestown, NY aged 70 years.  (RCApr01/1887)

BARTLETT - In Clinton, New York, March 29, 1887, WILLIAM S. BARTLETT, aged 72 years.  (obit follows)

Suicide of William S. Bartlett.
     William S. Bartlett, a prominent citizen of Clinton, NY, and president of the Rome & Clinton Railroad Company ever since its organization, committed suicide Tuesday, March 29, 1887 afternoon by hanging himself in his barn.  He had been in poor health the past year, his disease taking the form of softening of the brain.  He was taken to Middletown asylum at one time, but, as the superintendent of that institution decided that they could not help him, he was brought home agin.  His family understood that there was a tendency to suicide, and watched him closely, but he eluded their vigilance Tuesday by seeming to feel unsually well.
     Mr. Bartlett was born in Guilford, Conn., 72 years ago this month, but the same year his father's family removed to Paris Hill in Oneida county, where deceased continued to reside about half his lifetime.  For the last years he has  resided in Clinton, where he was elected president of the village, supervisor of the town, &c.  He had been director of the Utica City National Bank for the last twenty-two years, and since 1878 had been president of the New Hartford Manufacturing Company.  He was a staunch Republican, and in 1884 was on the ticket as presidential elector for this district.  (RCApr01/1887)

EAMES - The death of DANIEL EAMES, an old resident of Lee, New York, who for several months past has been confined at the rooms of his son, A. J. Eames by painful illness and physical disability, occurred on Saturday, March 26, 1887, at 10 o'clock P.M.  The funeral was held yesterday, (March  29, 1887) at 2 P.M. in the Universalist Church.  Owing to the cold weather and bad roads, the attendance was not large.  Deceased leaves a maiden sister, who was too feeble to attend the funeral, and two sons, A. Jerome, of this place and James N. of Missouri, and one daughter, Mrs. William  T.? Trenham? of West Winfield, NY, besides several grand children.  Mr. Eames reached the age of 85 years, and was in his younger days connected  with our town school, either as teacher or inspector, besides holding other offices of trust.  He was greatly respected by his fellow citizens, and was a strong advocate of the temperance cause.  He was also one of the strongest supporters of the Universalist doctrine.  His remains were carried to the Sand-flat Cemetery for interment, where his late wife was buried several years ago.  (RCApr01/1887)

RANDOLPH - WILLIAM RANDOLPH, an aged and respected resident of Taberg, New York died last Sunday morning (March 27, 1887).  Mr. Randolph has been an almost helpless invalid for many years from rheumatism, and  during the latter years of his life his suffering has been intense.  The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church today (Wednesday, March 30, 1887) at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. H. Wetherbe, of Holland Patent officiating.  (RCApr01/1887)

MERRILL - Dr. G. L. MERRILL, son of Mrs. A. M. Johnson, of Albert Lea, Minn., died suddenly of spinal paralysis at Grundy, Iowa, March 17, 1887.  The following obituary appears in the Freeborn County (Minn.) Standard of March 23, 1887.
     Deceased was born at Port Leyden, Lewis County, N.Y., April 8, 1861.  His parents emigrated to Midland City, Mich., when he was two years old, his father dying there after a residence of two years.  Then mother and son moved back to Jefferson County, N.Y.  On the 25th day of December, 1879, his mother, Mrs. Frances A. Merrill, married Hon. A. M. Johnson, of this county, she being a sister of his first wife.  The young man attended a course of study and lectures in the dental department at the State University of Iowa as a junior last winter, and passed his examination with credit and was admitted into the senior class for this coming winter.  He left here a week ago last Monday in good health, full of hope and anticipations for the future, to take charge, temporarily, of the dental office of C. M. Lathrop, D.D.S., at Grundy Center, Iowa.  After a little he was to be transferred permanently to Toledo, Iowa, in full charge of Dr. Lathrop's dental office there.  His prospects were bright and encouraging for the future, but inexorable death has ended his earthly career.  (RCApr01/1887)

CLARK - Mrs. CARRIE CLARK, wife of Frederick Clark, died of consumption last Tuesday night, at her home on upper Liberty street, Rome, New York, March 30, 1887, aged 27 years, 9 months and 12 days.   She had been ill for some time.  She leaves a husband and her mother, Mrs. Anna Webber of this city (Rome, NY)  (RCApr01/1887)

GREEN - IRA GREEN, aged 80 years, of New London, New York, died this morning of pneumonia, after an illness of four days.  (RCApr01/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 8, 1887

BROWN - At Hawkinsville, New York, April 4, 1887, CHARLES BROWN, aged 68 years and 16 days.  (RCApr08/1887)

ELDEN - In Camden, New York, April 1, 1887, S. AMELIA, wife of George Elden, aged 75 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

MITCHELL - In Annsville, New York, April 2, 1887, THOMAS MITCHELL, son of Michael Mitchell, Esq.,aged 30 years, died of consumption.   The remains were taken to Florence, NY, for interment.   (RCApr08/1887)

EMPEY - In Camden, New York, March 28, 1887, ELIMA P., relict of the late Col. R. Empey, aged 83 years  (RCApr08/1887)
MAYHEW - In Marcy, New York, April 3, 1887, MERCHANT M. MAYHEW, aged 79 years and 4 months.  (RCApr08/1887)

SCOFIL - In Rome, New York, April 1, 1887, JOTHAM  SCOFIL, aged 79 years.  (RCApr08/1887)  (obit follows)

Death of an Old Resident.
     Jotham Scofil, an old resident and business man of Rome, NY died at his home on West Liberty St. last Friday, (April 1, 1887) of paralysis.  He had a stoke which affected his right side about a year ago, from which he partially recovered; and a second shock a few days before his death terminated fatally, consciousness being not fully regained before his death.  His age was 79 years, 53 years of which time he had resided in Rome.  During nearly thirty years after coming here he was engaged in the grocery business on his own account, but for the last twenty-five years he had been employed most of the time in the stores of W. Applegate, A. A. Pavey and George W. Sturdevant.  He leaves a good record as a citizen and a business man.  A widow survives him and three children -- Levi G. Scofil of Rome, Mrs. George Dyett of Ilion, and Mrs. Delos Haight of Green Ridge, Missouit; also two sister -- Mrs. Richard Dunning of Rome, NY and Mrs. Charlotte Auranger of Syracuse.  (RCApr08/1887)

SHEARD - At Bately, Yorkshire, England, March 21, 1887, CHARLES SHEARD, father of Mrs. Thomas Scatchard of Utica, New York, and Rev. Charles Sheard of East Springfield.  Brother of Titus Sheard of Little Falls, NY.  (RCApr08/1887)

WILLIAMS - At New York Mills, New York, April 4, 1887, THOMAS C. WILLIAMS, aged 27 years and 10 months.  (RCApr08/1887)

BABCOCK - In Holland Patent, New York, April 5, 1887, ANNA BABCOCK, widow of the late W. J. Babcock, died Tuesday morning at the residence of John G. Williams, aged 88 years and 26 days.  Funeral by Rev. M. E. Grant, of the Presbyterian Church.    (RCApr08/1887)

CRUMB - At Clark's Mills, New York, April 5. 1887,  Mrs. SARAH J. CRUMB, widow of the late William S. Crumb, aged 77 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

FINERTY - In Whitesboro, New York, April 5, 1887, ELLEN FINERTY, formerly of Florence, NY, aged 56 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

NIGHTINGALE - In Rome, New York, at the residence of her son-in-law, James Br??n, 62 East Dominick street, April 5, 1887, Mrs. SARAH NIGHTINGALE, aged 88 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

DOUGLASS - At Boonville, New York, on Sunday morning, April 3, 1887, Mrs. IDA A. DOUGLASS, wife of Dr. W. J. Douglass, and only sister of Jay Capron of Lee Center, NY, aged  37 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

JONES - In Utica, New York, April 6, 1887, Mrs. ELIZABETH, wife of the late Hugh Jones, of South Trenton, New York, in the 76th year of her age.  (RCApr08/1887)

McCALISTER - At New York Mills, New York, April 6, 1887, JEAN McCALISTER, aged 83 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

MOORE - At Washington Mills, New York, April 6, 1887, THERESA  A., wife of Charles H. Moore, in the 45th year of her age.  (RCApr08/1887)

GREGGINS - Miss TIRZAH GREGGINS, of Blossvale, New York, died last Monday (April 4, 1887) and the funeral was held at the house Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Dunham officiating.  (RCApr08/1887)

HUEY - Our usually quiet little village (Taberg, NY) was thrown into much excitement last Sunday (April 3, 1887) afternoon by the suicide of Mrs. KATIE HUEY, wife of Charles Huey.  She had been laboring under considerable excitement for several days from the selling of a favorite cow, but the matter had been adjusted to the satisfaction of all concerned.  No one had noticed anything strange in her conduct, and after doing her work up neatly as usual, she spent some time in cheerful conversation with her husband.  Then about two o'clock she requested him to get the Bible and read a chapter to her, which he did.  She placed the large rocking chair for him and placed another chair for his feet and told him to go to sleep and rest himself.  He does not know how long he slept, but when he awoke she was not there; and after searching the house without finding her, he went to the barn, and opening the door saw her hanging dead.  She had  got up on a barrel, placed the rope over a joist, placed the noose about her neck and kicked the barrel from under her.  His frantic cries and gestures attracted R. G. Savery, John Taft and Seymour Ward, who cut the body down and carried it to the house.  The coroner was summoned by telephone and arrived about 9 o'clock P.M. and empanneled the following jury:  Charles Cook, foreman; Giles C. Ward, John L. Schwartz, William B. Graves, David Barry, Isaac W. Ethridge, John L. Ward, Fred Barnard, Abram Burga.  The witnesses examined were Charles Huey, William H. Ward, John N. Taft and Dr. W. H. Nelson.  The examination developed nothing which would account for the suicide, and the jury rendered a verdict of death by her own hand and in their opinion while laboring under temporary aberation of mind.  She leaves three daughters, two of whom live in Brooklyn, and the other, Lizzie, the youngest, who lives at home.  They lose a kind and loving mother, and the neighborhood in which she lived will miss her as a kind and obliging neighbor.  The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church.  Services by Rev. S. Dewey.  (RCApr08/1887)

ROBINSON - The body of CHARLES ROBINSON, will arrive at Holland Patent, New York, this evening (April 6, 1887) from Danbury, Iowa, and be interred in our cemetery.  He formerly resided here, and was son-in-law of Isaac Clark of Floyd, NY.  His wife died two years ago.  (RCApr08/1887)

VANDERBURG - Mrs. MILLIE VANDERBURG, a widow about 60 years of age who with her son, Ross Vanderburg, lived in the village of Lowell, New York, was found dead on a couch in her house Tuesday morning. (April 5, 1887).  She had washed at the house of Fred Brill the day before and had gone home about dark, apparently in good health.  William Brill went to her house about seven o'clock in the morning, and found her dead, as above recorded.  She had apparently been taken with a fit as soon as she reached home the preceding evening, as she had not removed the wraps she wore home.  Her son was absent in Utica, so that she was alone in the house.  Coroner Millington held an inquest Tuesday, and the jury found that she had died of apoplexy.  She had at times complained of heart trouble and difficulty of breathing, and she had evidently loosened her dress when first taken to obtain relief.  (RCApr08/1887)

MATTESON - EDWARD WELD MATTESON, only son of Norman H. Matteson, of Brooklyn, and grandson of Jeptha Matteson, of Rome, NY, died in Brooklyn last Saturday, (April 2, 1887) aged 23 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

BUCKLEY - Mrs. BRIDGET BUCKLEY, wife of Corpelius Buckley, and mother of Mrs. John Hart of Rome, NY, died at her home in New York city, last Saturday (April 2, 1887) of pneumonia, aged 46 years.  (RCApr08/1887)

REED - Mrs. DARIUS REED died last week of cancer at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Russell Williams, of Bartlett, New York.  (RCApr08/1887)

GRIFFIN - JOHN J. GRIFFIN's Suicide.
     About two o'clock last Saturday afternoon (April 2, 1887) the dead body of a man was found in a lot on the Abbe farm, about midway between Greenfield bridge and Stanwix road and about a mile east of Rome, NY.  It was first seen by Miss Alice Dunham, who was driving along the road, and she notified Ephraim England, who occupies the Abbe farm.  He and John Temple of Stanwix drove into the city and notified Coroner Millington, who at once repaired to the place mentioned.  The body was found lying on its back, with the arms stretched out on either side.  Life had been extinct apparently, for eight or ten hours.  A five-chambered revolver lay near the right knee and at the foot was a box of 32 caliber cartridges.  All the chambers of the revolver were vacant but one, which had a shell in it.  Another empty shell was found in the snow near by.  Two wounds were found on the head, showing that two shots had been fired.  One had not entered the skull, the other had entered the right side of the head near the base of the brain, and, taking an upward course, had come out at the top of the head about two inches from the ear.  There was a hole in the top of the hat and the brim was scorched. [there was a suicide note to his wife Julia, and telling little Robbie to be good] [one of the witnesses called at the inquest was the deceased's brother, Frank B. Griffin of Clinton, NY] [it seems John J. Griffin was 36 or 37 years old, farmed in the summer and taught school in the winter months].  (RCApr08/1887)

GRAY - THOMAS GRAY, of Rome NY was killed on the night of August 31, 1886.  The trial of John Bender of Utica, NY accused of the murder is starting this week. [opening statement in the paper and  the listing of the jurors]  The jury, as sworn, is composed of the following persons:
     Lorenzo Betts, Vienna; William Roberts, Fish Creek; John C. Forbes, North Gage; Adin A. Miller, Oriskany Falls; George Beechim, Vernon; John Seybolt, Jr., State Bridge; Willis E. Walters, New London; George Ganier, Marcy; Willett Vanderpool, Floyd; Isaac Wilson, Sauquoit; P. S. Merrill, Verona; Albert Bruce, Rome.  (RCApr08/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 15, 1887

OSTER - In Utica, New York, April 9, 1887, JOHN OSTER, father of Mrs. Peter Vidvard, in his 86th year.  (RCApr15/1887)

DILLOW - In Clinton, New York, April 10, 1887, JOSEPH A. DILLOW, aged 72 years.  (RCApr15/1887)

KEYES - In Deerfield, New York, April 8, 1887, MARGARET A., wife of  George B. Keyes, aged 56 years.  (RCApr15/1887)

PATTERSON - In New Hartford, New York, April 11, 1887, ROBERT PATTERSON, aged 54 years, 7 months and 4 days.  (RCApr15/1887)

DUNN - In Boonville, New York, April 12, 1887, WILLIAM DUNN, aged 75 years, 1 month and 9 days.  (RCApr15/1887)

FINLAYSON - In Boonville, New York, April 13, 1887, MARY C. FINLAYSON, aged 14 years, 2 months and 10 days.  (RCApr15/1887)

DODGE - In Syracuse, New York, April 12, 1887, Miss S. ALIDA DODGE, of Verona, NY, aged 45 years.  (RCApr15/1887)

REGAN - WINNIE REGAN, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Regan, of Delta, NY, died Saturday morning, (April 9, 1887) aged 18 years.  She had been sick nearly a year with consumption.  Besides her parents she leaves several brothers, who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.  Funeral services were held from the M.E. Church, Monday, at 10 o'clock, Rev. S. Dewey officiating.  The bearers were six young ladies, who were her former schoolmates.  The remains were interred in Lee Corner's cemetery.  (RCApr15/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 22, 1887

SASENBERY - In Ava, New York, April 12, 1887, HENRY SASENBERY, son of William Sasenbery, aged 15 years, 10 months and 11 days.  (RCApr22/1887)

NORTON - In Vernon, New York, April 12, 1887, Miss ELECTA NORTON, aged 82 years and 11 months.  (RCApr22/1887)

SMITH - At Adams Center, New York, April 5, 1887, HENRY, son of the late Mrs. Lucia A. Smith, aged 39 years, formerly of New York Mills, NY.  (RCApr22/1887)

NUTT - Died in Floyd, New York, April 13, 1887, AUSTIN NUTT, aged 87 years and 18 days.  (RCApr22/1887)

WILCOX - In Floyd, New York, April 15, 1887, KATHERINE A., wife of Solomon J. Wilcox, aged 39 years.  (RCApr22/1887)

BARNS - In New Hartford, New York, April 17, 1887, VINCENT E. BARNS, aged 38 years.  (RCApr22/1887)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, April 29, 1887

FAILEY - At Clayville, New York, April 26, 1887, FRANCIS FAILEY, aged 80 years and 6 months.  (RCApr29/1887)

JONES - In Utica, New York, April 26, 1887, ANN, wife of Robert Jones of Holland Patent, aged 57 years.  (RCApr29/1887)

BIGELOW - In Waterville, New York, April 27, 1887, Mrs. HORACE BIGELOW, in the 79th year of her age.  (RCApr29/1887)

HALSTEAD - In Camden, New York, April 16, 1887, MARY A., wife of W. R. Halstead, aged 26 years.  (RCApr29/1887)

GRIFFITH - In Rome, New York, April 26, 1887, Mrs. ESTHER GRIFFITH, aged 75 years.  (RCApr29/1887)

HARRIS - In Yorkville, New York, April 20, 1887, of heart disease, MARY J., daughter of T. A. and the late Bridget Harris, aged 21 years, 11 months and 18 days.  (RCApr29/1887)

MARSH - In Bridgewater, New York, April 21, 1887, MARION, infant daughter of William C. and Lizzie Bostwick Marsh, aged 2 months.  (RCApr29/1887)

MASNER - In Rome, New York, April 21, 1887, ANNA E. MASNER, aged 85 years, 1 month and 27 days.  (RCApr29/1887)

BABCOCK - In Utica, New York, April 22, 1887, at the residence of his brother, W. A. Babcock, No. 62 Whitesboro street, ROSCOE C., youngest son of the late Dr. Welcome Babcock of Oriskany, aged 27 years.  (RCApr29/1887)

LANNING - In the town of Verona, New York, April 23, 1887, Miss NELLIE B. LANNING, aged 23 years, 2 months and 14 days.  (RCApr29/1887) [following is a Verona, NY news item]
          Miss NELLIE LANING, daughter of widow Laning, near Patten Corners, was buried in Verona cemetery yesterday (April 26, 1887).  Nellie had been an invalid for years.   (RCApr29/1887)

THOMPSON - In Verona, New York, April 23, 1887, JOSEPH THOMPSON, aged 77 years, father of Emmett Thompson of Oneida.  (RCApr29/1887)

KAUTH - In Marcy, New York, April 26, 1887, of typhoid fever, NICHOLAS H. KAUTH, aged 25 years, 3 months and 17 days.  (RCApr29/1887)

LAWRENCE - In Vernon, New York, April 25, 1887, ANGIE M., wife of Morris L. Lawrence, aged 41 years, 7 months and 24 days.  (RCApr29/1887)

BAKER - In West Schuyler, New York, April 25, 1887, HIRAM BAKER, aged 87 years.  (RCApr29/1887)

FAULKNER - In Utica, New York, April 25, 1887, EDGINGTON FAULKNER, aged 95 years, 3 months and 25 days.  (RCApr29/1887)

CARTON - In Utica, New York, April 25, 1887, JAMES CARTON, Sr., in the 90th year of his age.  (RCApr29/1887)

CORNISH - Lee Center NY item:  Last evening A. A. Cornish, of Cazenovia called on us, and I learned from him that his aged mother, a life-long resident of Lee until she went with Albert's family to Cazenovia to live with them there, was failing rapidly of heart disease, and he was expecting hourly to see her fall in death.  His business called him from his home in Cazenovia, and to-morrow he will hasten back again.  (RCApr29/1887)

HAAS - At Taberg, New York.  Mrs FRED HAAS, died last Sunday (April 24, 1887), and her funeral services were held at the Baptist Church.  The Woman's Relief Corps of Ballard Post, of which she was a member, attended in a body, and the solemn and beautiful burial service of the organization was read, and Rev. Thomas Jepson preached a very able and eloquent sermon.  She leaves besides her husband, three little children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  (RCApr29/1887)

RICHARDS - Taberg, New York news item:  April 23, 1887, JOHN RICHARDS, aged 68 years, at the Yorklands, was found dead on the floor of his house.  The coroner's jury decided that he died of heart disease.  (RCApr29/1887)  (obit follows)

Died of Apoplexy.
     John Richards, a well-to-do bachelor farmer who lived in the town of Annsville, New York, six miles north of Taberg, was found last Saturday forenoon (April 23, 1887) by his hired man, Henry Boreker, lying on the floor of his house.  Boreker had left him in the morning to go into the woods to work, but as it rained he returned, and found his employer as above.  He notified Lewis Wicks, a neighbor, who went to Point Rock and telephoned to Coroner Millington.  The coroner went to Point Rock in the afternoon and impaneled a jury, which, after hearing the evidence, brought in a verdict of death from apoplexy.

MILLS - EDWARD MILLS, father of John Mills, of Rome, New York, died on Thursday, April 21, 1887, at the residence of his son-in-law, near Florence.  He was in the 97th year of his age and a native of England, though he had lived in this country nearly sixty years.  (RCApr29/1887)

Unfortunate Cousins.
     FOGERTY - PATRICK FOGERTY, an engineer on the N.Y., O. & W. Railroad, who was so badly scalded near Walton last week by the accidental turning of a cock on his engine while he was examining the under side ot it, died of his injuries last Sunday. (April 24, 1887)  He was the only son of Robert Fogarty of Verona village, and has had two cousins killed by the cars within the last fifteen years.  One of them (also named Patrick Fogerty) was killed by being knocked from a car on which he was brakeman by a bridge.  The other, James, was run over and killed while catching rides on cars which were being shifted at the depot.  One son of the latter family remains.  (RCApr29/1887)

BENEDICT - Verona, New York.  MRS. BENEDICT, wife of the late Samuel Benedict, died on Wednesday, the 20th of April 1887.    (RCApr29/1887)

KANE - PHILIP KANE, an unmarried man of 55 years, abiding at Alder Creek, was instantly killed by an express train on the ........ Black River Railroad last Saturday afternoon. (April 23, 1887)  He is believed to have laid down on the track in a state of intoxication.  (RCApr29/1887)

BENNETT - THOMAS E. BENNETT, a well known banker of St. Louis, fell dead in his office Monday, (April 25, 1887) while showing his son the combination of a safe.  Deceased was the oldest son of the late Allanson Bennett, who forty years ago was a prominent lawyer of Rome, NY and partner of Hon. Henry A. Foster.  Thomas Bennett was born in Rome in 1832, at which time his father was surrogate of Oneida County.  After the death of his father, some thirty years ago, he left Rome accompanied by his mother, brother and sister, and went to Winona, Minn. where he started the first national bank organized in that State.  His mother and brother, Morris died there, and his sister married and still resides there.  From Winona Mr. Bennett went to Chicago, and thence to St. Louis, where he resided till his death, as above related.  He was an energetic business man and was at the time of his death secretary and director of several large mining companies.  Deceased was a graduate of Hamilton College, and for several years wrote more or less for the Rome Sentinel.  (RCApr29/1887)


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