Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1887

Thanks to Barbara Andresen for sending this in!


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 6, 1887

LOCKE - In Camden, New York, April 23, 1887, CHARLES F. T. LOCKE, aged 61 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

RUSH - In Camden, New York, April 26, 1887, DORA, wife of George H. Rush, aged 39 years and 8 months.  (RCMay06/1887)

BRONSON - In Camden, New York, April 26, 1887, WARREN BRONSON, aged 79 years and 19 days.  (RCMay06/1887)

WELLS - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Spencer, in Camden, New York, April 26, 1887, Mrs. JANE WELLS, widow of the late James Wells, aged 82 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

SWANCOTT - In Whitesboro, New York, April 29, 1887, MABEL JOY, youngest child of David C. and Mary A. Swancott, aged 1 year, 6 months and 29 days.  (RCMay06/1887)

URE - In Westmoreland, New York, April 28, 1887, ELIZA, wife of Andrew Ure, aged 66 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

BENEDICT - In Verona, New York, April 20, 1887, Mrs. MARY S. BENEDICT, widow of Samuel Benedict, aged 60 years, 3 months and 10 days.  (RCMay06/1887)

THOMPSON - In the town of Verona, New York, April 23, 1887, JAMES THOMPSON, aged 77 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

MOORE - In New Hartford, New York, May 1, 1887, THOMAS W. MOORE, in the 76th year of his age.  (RCMay06/1887)

HARPER - In Syracuse, New York, May 2, 1887, at the residence of her son-in-law, James Doheny, PERMELIA, wife of the late Christopher Harper, formerly of Whitesboro, New York, aged 76 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

LYON - At Atkinson, Illinois, April 29, 1887, JOHN W. LYON, formerly a resident of Whitestown, New York, in the 81st year of his age.  (RCMay06/1887)

NEWLAND - At the home of his son-in-law, Delos Hawkins, in West Rome, New York, May 1, 1887, ALVA NEWLAND, aged 80 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

HURLBUT - At her home near Hicks' Mills, in Rome, New York, May 1, 1887, of consumption, MATILDA J. HURLBUT, wife of Henry Hurlbut, aged 46 years.  (RCMay06/1887) [see also (RCApr06/1888)-HURLBUT]

SMITH - On Floyd avenue in Rome, New York, April 29, 1887, JESSIE SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, aged 13 years. (RCMay06/1887)

WILLARD - In Boonville, New York, April 29, 1887, HARVEY P. WILLARD, aged 71 years.  (RCMay06/1887)
(obit follows)

Death of an Editor.
     Harvey P. Willard, for a quarter of a century editor and proprietor of the Boonville Herald, died at his house in Boonville, New York, last Friday.  (April 29, 1887)  He was 71 years of age, and was born in Boonville, his parents having removed there from Massachusetts in 1796.  Deceased was a graduate of Lowville Academy and afterward one of its faculty.  Most of the earlier part of his manhood was spent in teaching school.  In 1861 he purchased the Black River Herald, then published at Boonville by L. C. Childs, and changed its name to Boonville Herald.  He continued to publish the paper and conduct a job printing establishment till March, 1886, when he sold the business to two of his sons, Francis A. and Garry A. Willard, the present owners.  Mr. Willard was a worthy member of the First Presbyterian Church, a man of sterling integrity in his business relations, and in politics a staunch Republican.  He was esteemed and respected by all who knew him.  He leaves a widow and six children, two daughters and four sons.  (RCMay06/1887)

ROBERTS - At Stanwix, New York, May 3, 1887, THOMAS ROBERTS, aged 62 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

THICKENS - In Rome, New York, May 4, 1887, JOHN THICKENS, age 81 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

BOSS - In Deansville, New York, May 2, 1887, MILTON A. BOSS, aged 39 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

GREEN - In the town of Kirkland, New York, May 2, 1887, CATHARINE GREEN, aged 62 years.  (RCMay06/1887)

ESTES - In Rome, New York, May 3, 1887, ALBERT ESTES, aged 24 years.  (RCMay06/1887)
     [following notice in the May 13th issue]  The friends of the late Albert Estes united in  memorial services at Association Hall last Sunday afternoon.  Among those who took part in it were members of the Y.M.C.A., the Good Templars, and employes of the Locomotive Works.  Secretary Ninde, Charles Van Vleck, J. S. Reid and Rev. Dr. Taylor made brief speeches.  (RCMay13/1887)

CASLER - The funeral of JOHN P. CASLER, who has been blind for 60 years, occurred from the Presbyterian Church, Little Falls, New York, Saturday.  He was the last maternal descendant of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer, the hero of Oriskany, and his father fought in the revolutionary war.  His eyesight was destroyed by a premature blast during the enlargement of the Erie canal in the winter of 1827.  He contracted a cold while going to the polls last town meeting day to cast his vote.  He was 80 years old.  (RCMay06/1887)

GOODMAN - WILLIAM GOODMAN, a well known resident of Rome, New York, died of consumption on Monday (May 2, 1887).  He leaves a widow.  His age was 41 years, and he has always lived in Rome.  (RCMay06/1887)

HAGERTY - John T. James, Owen D. and Frank Hagerty went to Schnectady, New York, Tuesday, (May 3, 1887) to attend the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. OWEN HAGERTY, who died in that city on Sunday (May 1, 1887), aged 78 years.  (RCMay06/1887)



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 13, 1887

MUDGE - At his home on Washington street, in Rome, New York, May 9, 1887, NATHANIEL MUDGE, aged 80 years, 4 months and 9 days.  (RCMay13/1887)  (obit follows)

     Nathaniel Mudge, one of the oldest native residents of Rome, New York, died at his home on Washington street last Monday evening.  (May 9, 1887)  He was in the 81st year of his age, and his entire lifetime had been spent in Rome.  The death of his beloved wife, with whom he had lived 57 years, occurred in April of last year, and of course depressed him much; but he bore up well under his affliction and seemed to retain his usual good health till about two months ago, when he began to have trouble with his stomach, and after which time he continued to fail from day to day.  For the last five weeks he was unable to retain any form of food or stimulants upon his stomach, and all the nourishment he received was administered through enemas.  He became very much emaciated, and finally perished from literal starvation.  He suffered much during his illness, but he bore his sufferings with great fortitude retaining his mental factulties to the end.
     Deceased was born in Rome, New York, December 31, 1806, and was therefore 80 years old at the close of the last year.  He was decended from a good old English family, his first ancestor in this country having settled in Massachusetts prior to the year 1640.  The father of the deceased (also named Nathaniel) was born in West Stockbridge, Mass., in 1774, came to Rome before the close of the eighteenth century, and died here in 1821.  His widow lived here thirty years longer, dying in 1851.  They had ten children, of whom the subject of our sketch was the fifth.  The only members of the family remaining are Alva Mudge, of Austin, Minn., aged 83 years, and a sister, Mrs. Lebbeus E. Elmer, of Rome, aged 74 years.
     Nathaniel Mudge was educated to the mercantile business by his father, and has followed it through life till about five years ago, when he retired.  Nearly forty years ago he was a partner in the dry goods business with the late Israel S. Parker, under the firm name of Parker & Mudge, and for twenty years previous to his relinquishing business was in the grocery trade with his son-in-law, George R. Marriott.  He was converted to the Christian religion under the preaching of the celebrated evangelist, Charles G. Finney, during a series of meetings held in the Presbyterian Church here in 1826, and ever since, for a period of more than sixty years, led an earnest, consistent, zealous Christian life.  For the first eight years he was a member of the Presbyterian Church, but in 1829 he married Miss Rosina Elmer (aunt to L. E. and C. W. Elmer), and as she was a devoted Methodist he found himself gradually drawn that way, till in 1834 he united with the First M. E. Church of Rome and remained in it till his death, a period of 53 years.  Two years after uniting with the M. E. Church he was made a steward, and for more than fifty years provided the bread and wine for communion service four times a year.  He was a genuine Christian, and it is not strange that one of his former pastors when told of his death should have said as the Savior did of his Scriptural namesake -- "Behold an Isralite indeed, in whom there is no guile."
     Mr. and Mrs. Mudge never had any children:  but their adopted daughter, Mrs. George R. Marriott, has been with them since her early childhood, and was as dear to them as if of their own flesh and blood.
     Funeral services were held yesterday morning at the residence on Washington street, and were attended by a large number of our citizens.  The services were conducted by Rev. T. B. Shepherd, pastor of the First M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. Dr. Taylor of the Presbyterian Church, and Revs. J. W. Roberts, B. S. Wright and J. Zimmerman, retired clergymen of the Methodist Church.  The interment was in Rome cemetery, J. D. Ely, R. M. Bingham, N. B. Foot, A. W. Honsinger, Richard Dunning and E. E. Carr acting as bearers.  (RCMar13/1887)

MARTIN - In Vernon, New York, May 7, 1887, Mrs. EVA B. MARTIN, aged 79 years.  (RCMay13/1887)
[another item in the Vernon news part]  Mrs. N. Martin, mother of Frederick Martin, died on Sunday morning (May 8, 1878) at a very old age.  She was long and well known in town and was esteemed by all who knew her.

LENT - In Clayville, New York, May 9, 1887, Mrs. MELINDA LENT, mother of Peter Lent, Jr., of Eaton, aged 66 years.  (RCMay13/1887)

CHAMPION - In the town of Kirkland, New York, May 11, 1887, JAMES CHAMPION, aged 58 years.  (RCMay13/1887)

KIEFFER - At her home in Rome, New York, May 9, 1887, Mrs. THERESA KIEFFER, aged 56 years.  (RCMay13/1887)

HURLBUT - In Utica, New York, May 10, 1887, REBECCA S., wife of the late Nathan C. Hurlbut, in her 83d year.  (RCMay13/1887)

MAGEE - In Camden, New York, May 7, 1887, ABRAM MAGEE, aged 85 years.  (RCMay13/1887)

PINEY - In Camden, New York, May 7, 1887, WILLIAM PINEY, aged 46 years and 6 months.  (RCMay13/1887)

CONANT - FRANCIS H. CONANT, for many years a prominent business man of Camden, New York, but for six or eight years past a resident of Coldwater, Michigan, died of pneumonia at his home in the latter place on Wednesday.  (May11, 1887) Two of his sons went out there early in the week, and will bring his remains to Camden for interment.  Deceased was about 70 years of age.  Two of his sons conduct the large furniture manufactory which he established in Camden and the other two have a similar establishment at Toledo, Ohio.  A second wife, whom he married in Coldwater, also survives him.  (RCMay13/1887)

PIERCE - The remains of Mrs. PIERCE were brought here (Holland Patent, NY) from Watertown last week, and interred in our cemetery.  She was 86 years old and mother of Charles Pierce.  (RCMay13/1887)

WAITE - JOHN G. WAITE, a native of Rome, New York, died last week at his home in Rodman, Jefferson Co., New York, aged 92 years.  The greater part of his life had been spent in the latter place, of which he was one of the two oldest residents.  (RCMay13/1887)

CHRISTIAN - Gen. WILLIAM H. CHRISTIAN, who organized and commanded the 26th regiment of N.Y. Volunteers which went from Utica in the spring of 1861, died in the State Lunatic Asylum in that city Sunday morning.  He was a brave soldier in the war of the rebellion, and also in the Mexican war fifteen years earlier.  He had been in the asylum two years from the effect of a sunstroke received while in the army.  (RCMay13/1887)

ABBOTT - EVA ABBOTT, a little girl of seven years, daughter of Mrs. Frank Abbott of Oriskany Falls, was drowned in the creek near that place last Friday afternoon.  (May 6, 1887)  Her hat blew off while fishing with some playmates, and in wading in after it she was carried into deep water and perished.  (RCMay13/1887)

JOYCE - PATRICK JOYCE, a well-to-do Irish farmer who resided at Chittenango station, 25 miles west of here, (Rome, NY) committed suicide on Monday (May 9, 1887) by taking a quarter of a pound of Paris green.  He had been on a hard spree for over a week.  He was wise in choosing a poison which would kill him outright instead of prolonging his misery for years.  He was 60 years of age, and leaves a widow and eleven children.  (RCMay13/1887)

FOLEY - BART FOLEY, a young lumberman, was drowned near Ano's mill, five miles from Forestport, New York, last Sunday.  (May 8, 1887)        (RCMay13/1887)

DOWD - The body of TOMMY DOWD, a boy seven years old, was found in the Erie Canal in Utica, New York, last Sunday (May 8, 1887) afternoon.  He had been missing since the preceding evening.  (RCMay13/1887)

COURTNEY - The wife of Supervisor Courtney, of Florence, New York, died very suddenly of heart disease Monday afternoon.  She was 49 years of age, and had always been strong and healthy.  She leaves a husband and eleven children.  (RCMay13/1887)

HAYES - Last Saturday, May 7, 1887, HIRAM HAYES of Boonville died, aged 66 years.  Suicide by hanging.  (RCMay13/1887)



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 20, 1887

MAXAM - In Westmoreland, New York, May 18, 1887, Mrs. BETSEY MAXAM, aged 91 years.  (RCMay20/1887)

HARRIS - In Rome, New York, May 18, 1887, Mrs MAHALA HARRIS, aged 87 years.  Funeral at the house in Barnes block, Stanwix street, on Saturday at 2 P. M.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.  (RCMay20/1887)

SIMMONS - In Rome, New York, May 16, 1887, WILLIAM R. SIMMONS, aged 87 years, 2 months and 2 days.  (RCMay20/1887)

COVELL - In Augusta, New York, May 10, 1887, at the residence of her brother, L. J. Kendall, Mrs. R. P. J. COVELL, aged 82 years.  (RCMay20/1887)

READ - At New Hartford, New York, May 12, 1887, SAMUEL F., youngest child of Julius C. and the late Naomi A. Read, aged 3 years, 2 months and 4 days.  (RCMay20/1887)

KLOCK - In Lee, Oneida County, New York, May 12, 1887, JOHN J. KLOCK, aged 87 years.  (RCMay20/1887)

SIMS - In Clinton, New York, May 11, 1887, TIMOTHY SIMS, aged 20 years.  (RCMay20/1887)

PEGNIM - In Clinton, New York, May 16, 1887, PETER PEGNIM, aged 49 years.  (RCMay20/1887)
[see also (RCNov18/1887)-PEGNIN]

DUNN - In Rome, New York, May 14, 1887, of consumption, MARY, wife of Thomas Dunn, in her 43d year.  (RCMay20/1887)

LAWTON - At the Park Hotel in Rome, New York, May 14, 1887, W. J. LAWTON, of Olean, aged about 30 years.  (RCMay20/1887)

MERRILL - In Chicago, Illinois, May 13, 1887, FREDERICK A. MERRILL, son of the late S. B. Merrill and brother of Miss Anna E. Merrill, of Rome, New York, aged 45 years.  (RCMay20/1887)

MEAYS - Died at Vienna, New York, Friday, May 13, 1887, at 1 o'clock A.M.  Mrs. MARY J. MEAYS, wife of Thomas Meays, aged 70 years.  She leaves to mourn for her a husband, one son and two daughters --  Mr. J. H. Meays and Miss Anna Meays of Vienna, and Mrs. George E. Butler of North Bay -- besides a large circle of friends.  The funeral was held Sunday at the M.E. Church, at 11 o'clock.  The interment took place at McConnellsville.  (RCMay20/1887)   [see also (RCJan06/1888)-MEAYS]

CHILDS - Mrs. A. GRANT CHILDS, wife of the chief engineer of the Rome & Carthage Railroad survey, died at  Kingston, New York, on Wednesday, (May 18, 1887) of consumption.  Her fatal illness was the cause of the survey being put over this week.  (RCMay20/1887)

CASLER - Little Falls, New York, May 16, 1887.  A terrible accident occurred to Miss SOPHIA CASLER, a blind girl about 26 years of age, who lives on the Casler farm, about two miles south of this village, this afternoon.  The attention of some one was attracted by her screams on the outside of the house, and when they entered they found the unfortunate woman enveloped in a sheet of flames and suffering intense agony, her clothing  nearly burned off from her body.  Dr. K. A. Bushnell was summoned, and said she could not live.  The unfortunate woman smoked to while away the time, and it is thought her clothing took fire by spilling some burning tobacco on it.  She is a sister of Sandy and A. O. Casler of this village.  (RCMay20/1887)

WILLIAMS - A party of four orphan children, the oldest a girl of 15 and the youngest a boy of four years, reached Rome, New York last Saturday evening, having come unattended all the way from Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  They were taken by J. B. Wiggins on Sunday to the home of their grandmother, Mrs. Williams, in New London, New York.  (RCMay20/1887)



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 27, 1887

EVANS - In Utica, New York, May 22, 1887, JOHN G. EVANS, of Remsen, aged 61 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

HITCHCOCK - At Coleman's Mills, New York, May 23, 1887, JULIUS V. HITCHCOCK, in the 81st year of his age.  (RCMay27/1887)

LEE - In Bartlett, New York, May 23, 1887, Mrs SARAH G. LEE, aged 92 years and 3 months.  Mother of Issac B. Lee, of Westmoreland, NY.  For more than seventy years she had lived on the farm in Bartlett where she died.  (RCMay27/1887)

McCANN - In Forestport, New York, May 14, 1887, Mrs. FANNY McCANN, aged 80 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

MEEKER - In Boonville, New York, May 12, 1887, Miss POLLY E. MEEKER,  aged 22 years, 7 months and 12 days.  (RCMay27/1887)

DRAKE - In Boonville, New York, May 18, 1887, REUEL DRAKE, aged 81 years and 6 months.  (RCMay27/1887)

OWENS - In Floyd, New York, May 3, 1887, of brain fever, Miss REBECCA OWENS, aged 33 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

PARRY - At Turkey street, Rome, New York, May 17, 1887, WILLIAM PARRY, aged 97 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

NUGENT - At Clinton, New York, May 24, 1887, JAMES NUGENT, aged 56 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

COOK - In Utica, New York, May 24, 1887, Rev. THEODORE DWIGHT COOK, aged 73 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

LANSING - In Keeseville, Essex Co., New York, May 15, 1887, WENDELL LANSING, editor of the Essex County Republican, formerly of Perryville, Madison Co., NY, in his 80th year.  (RCMay27/1887)

STANTON - In Sauquoit, New York, June 23, 1887, of paralysis, LUCY H., wife of Randall S. Stanton, in the 83d year of her age.  (RCMay27/1887)

HUGHES - In Remsen, New York, May 18, 1887, Mrs. ANN HUGHES, aged 62 years and 3 months.  (RCMay27/1887)

NEWCOMB - In Boonville, New York, May 22, 1887, MARGARET NEWCOMB, aged 78 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

CLARK - In Rome, New York, May 24, 1887, Mrs. ELLEN CLARK, aged 68 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

CALLAHAN - In Rome, New York, May 21, 1887, Miss ANN CALLAHAN, aged about 40 years.  She was a servant in the household of Mrs. John Stryker.  She died at Mrs. Styker's residence last Saturday morning of acute paralysis.  She was stricken down senseless the preceding evening, her entire right side being involved.  She continued in an unconscious state till her death.  Deceased was about 40 years of age and was a niece of Philip Callahan of Floyd avenue.  She had resided in Rome and Utica by turns for the past thirty years.  Miss Maggie Callahan, a sister, resides in Utica, NY.   (RCMay27/1887)

FREDERICK - Miss NELLIE FREDERICK, a young lady pupil of the Central New York Institution for Deaf Mutes, underwent a delicate operation last Friday (May 20, 1887) for the removal of an ovarian tumor, the operating surgeon being Dr. T. M. Flandrau, assisted by Drs. R. E. Sutton, H. C. Sutton and T. G. Nock.  The tumor commenced growing about eight months ago, and increased in size so rapidly that it weighed twelve pounds at the time of its removal.  The patient was quite delicate, and the physicians feared that she might not be able to bear the operation, but as it was the only chance for saving her life it was thought best to try it.  The result was as had been feared.  She lived through the night, and died about 6:30 Saturday morning. (May 21, 1887) Miss Fredericks was 21 year old, and had been an inmate of the county house at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., before coming to the school here three years ago.  Deceased was supposed to be an orphan, and it is not known here that she has any relatives.  She was a bright, pleasant girl, and beloved by her associates in the school.  (RCMay27/1887)

HAWLEY - NYRUM HAWLEY, a former resident of Cleveland's Corners in Rome, New York, died in St. Louis last week.  His remains were brought to Rome for interment in Wright Settlement Cemetery, the funeral being held at the residence of George Cleveland Wednesday afternoon.  (RCMay27/1887)

PARK - In Camden, New York, May 13, 1887, MARYETTE PARK, aged 48 years.  (RCMay27/1887)

ADAMS - A little son of Charles Adams, of Vernon, New York, was kicked in the head last Sunday (May 22, 1887) by a horse which he was leading to water, and so badly injured it was feared he might not recover.  (RCMay27/1887)

FREDERICK - Harold Frederick, formerly an editor of the Utica Observer and of the Albany Evening Journal, and now the London correspondent of the New York Times, lost his only child by death last Saturday.  (May 21, 1887)  The boy was eighteen months old.  (RCMay27/1887)

RUSSELL - The body of a dead man was found lying on top of a car in an east-bound cattle train which stopped in Rome, New York, for water at three o'clock Tuesday morning (May 24, 1887).  One of the brakemen found it lying face downward.  Officers Doyle and Guilfoil carried the body to the station house on a stretcher.  A bad gash was found on the back of his head, supposed to have been given by a bridge as he was walking on top of the car.  In his pocket was found $387 in money, and papers showing that he was B. S. RUSSELL, a cattle drover of Woodbury, Conn., who had purchased a quanity of cattle in Buffalo.  He was evidently on his way to New York city with a drove of cattle.  He was about 60 years of age.  Coroner Millington placed the remains in the charge of Undertaker Wiggins and notified Mr. Russell's friends in Woodbury of his fate.  His son and brother-in-law came on, and started for home with the remains Wednesday forenoon.
     Coroner Millington has been holding an inquest over the death, which is not yet concluded.  He has visited railroad bridges along the line between here and Syracuse, to see if he could ascertain where the accident happened.  It is finally discovered to be the Wheeler bridge crossing, near Green's Corners.  A hat similar to the one said to have been worn by deceased was found in the creek near the bridge, and on the lower beam on the west side of the bridge a quantity of gray hair covered with blood was found.  Another drover who was on the same train stated that he and Mr. Russell were together on top of the cars at Canastota, and that the former went forward to look after his cattle.  He must have been on his return to the caboose when struck by the bridge.  (RCMay27/1887)




From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 3, 1887

SMITH - In Camden, New York, May 30, 1887, JOSEPH SMITH, aged 77 years.  (RCJun03/1887)

CARVER - In Clifton Springs, New York, on Thursday, May 26, 1887, Mrs. BETSEY MONTGOMERY CARVER, wife of the late Joseph Carver, in the 88th year of her age.  Interment in Warren, Pa.  (RCJun03/1887)

STEWART - In Rome, New York, Thursday, May 26, 1887, DANIEL STEWART, of Utica, NY, aged 60 years.  (RCJun03/1887)

CASTLE - In Whitestown, New York, on Tuesday, May 31, 1887, EMMA, wife of Richard Castle, aged 40 years.  (RCJun03/1887)

COOK - At Chadwick's Mills, New York, on Monday, May 30, 1887, GEORGE EARL COOK, youngest son of Charles and Victoria Cook, aged 2 years, 4 months and 8 days. (RCJun03/1887)

KELSEY - May 29, 1887, at the home of her son, Ambrose P. Kelsey, College Hill, Clinton, New York, Mrs. MARTHA MARIETTA KELSEY, eldest daughter of the late Abner Bacon, Esq., of Sauquoit, NY, in the 79th year of her age.  (RCJun03/1887)

OXNER - The remains of the late FRANK OXNER, of Pasadena, California, are expected to arrive in Rome, New York, at 12:19 P.M. today.  The funeral will be held at St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning at 9:30.  (RCJun03/1887)

GRIFFIN - Mrs. EMILY BARRETT GRIFFIN, daughter of James Griffin, died at the city hospital (Rome, NY) of cancer Sunday evening.  (May 29, 1887).  Deceased came to this city from Syracuse a little over a year ago.  She leaves a husband and five daughters.  [think the above should read dau. of James Barrett OR wife of James Griffin, don't know which -- but it seems wrong as written "dau of James Griffin" -transcriber]  (RCJun03/1887)

RINEBECK - A little three year old child of John Rinebeck, of Lewis, Lewis county, NY, choked to death by beans one day last week.  Its mother was at work in the garden and the child had the beans to play with, resulting as above stated.  (RCJun03/1887)

SASSENBERRY - The funeral of HENRY SASSENBERRY, son of William Sassenberry who died last spring, and whose funeral was postponed on account of the condition of the roads, will be held in the Ava, New York, M. E. Church next Sunday, at half past ten A. M. Rev. J. R. Decker will preach the funeral sermon.  (RCJun03/1887)  [see also (RCApr22/1887)-SASENBERY]

BIRDSEY - ALMON BIRDSEY, of Taberg, NY, and a veteran of the late war, and who lost a leg in the service of his country, was stricked down with paralysis last Thursday.  He lived until Sunday. (May 29, 1887)  He leaves quite a family of small children.  The remains were taken to Boonville, NY for interment.  (RCJun03/1887)

VOGEL - Rev. H. C. VOGEL, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, in Rome, New York, died in a New York city hospital Wednesday night (May 1, 1887), aged 81 years.  He had suffered from kidney complaint for years, and a short time since was stricken with paralysis.  About a month ago he was taken from his home in Brooklyn to the hospital.  Elder Vogel was the father of Mrs. W. J. P. R. Kingsley, of Rome, NY, besides whom he leaves two sons and a daughter -- Eugene Vogel, of New York city, Jerome Vogel, of Chicago, and Mrs. G. S. Walters, of Brooklyn.  Dr. and Mrs. Kingsley left for New York last evening.  (RCJun03/1887)



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 10, 1887

WILLIAMS - In Stittville, New York, June 8, 1887, Miss MARY WILLIAMS, daughter of Richard Williams of Marcy, near Stittville, formerly of Rome, NY, died last Wednesday evening of pulmonary consumption, aged nearly 22 years, and was buried last Saturday in Wright Settlement, near Rome.  She leaves her parents and two brothers.  She was a niece of H. H. Williams of Rome, NY.   (RCJun10/1887)

EATON - In Whitestown, New York, on Monday, June 6, 1887, CHAUNCEY EATON, aged 69 years and 2 months.  (RCJun10/1887)

HUGHES - In Rome, New York, Wednesday, June 8, 1887, JOHN HUGHES, aged 81 years.  (RCJun10/1887)
[another article in same paper states:]  John Hughes, born in Ireland, died June 7, 1887, in Rome, NY, aged 81 years.  Leaves a son, M. E. Hughes of Chester, CT, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Gawkins, of Rome, NY, and a brother, Dominick Hughes of Buffalo, NY.  (RCJun10/1887)

STEPHENSON - In Syracuse, New York, June 7, 1887, Mrs CELIA A. STEPHENSON, sister of Mrs. W. R. Paddock, of Camden, NY.  (RCJun10/1887)

COOK - Mrs. ALLAN P. COOK's funeral occurred last Sunday (June 5, 1887) at the Valley Church, (Taberg, NY) Rev. Mr. Harris of Lee Center officiating.  Mrs. Cook was forty-two years of age, and has been for many years an invalid.  Her disease was consumption of the stomach and bowels.  (RCJun10/1887)

CULVER - Taberg, New York.  LEVI CULVER, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died last Friday morning (June 3, 1887) at the ripe old age of 82 years.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, C. White, Esq., conducted by Rev. D. W. Aylesworth.  (RCJun10/1887)

DAVIS - Mrs. W. H. Ward of Taberg, NY received news last week of the death of her youngest brother JOHN DAVIS, at his home in Boonton, New Jersey.  (RCJun10/1887)  [see also (RCMar11/1887)-DAVIS]

BRAYTON - Utica, New York.  The death of EDWARD L. BRAYTON brings a great loss, not only to business social and church circles, but to the local antiquarian as well.  None are left who know as he did the history of the many land grants of the territory now comprised in Oneida county.  He had great facilities as counsel and agent for the Bleecker, Tibbitts and other great estates, for acquiring such information, which were supplemented by habits of close observation and a retentive memory, which was truly a great storehouse of facts respecting and events that often settled disputed questions.  Local historians were often uncertain of their statements until fortified by Mr. Brayton's opinion.  He was of the Brayton family of Western, NY, which like many other of that quiet town, were distinguished for high capacity.  With every quality for useful public service, the writer does not recall the mention of his name in politics.  A thorough gentleman of the old school, he would never push himself forward.  It would be trite to say he was an honest man, because he was somthing infinitely rarer -- an honest, honorable lawyer.  (RCJun10/1887)

COOK - JOSEPH I. COOK, an aged and much respected citizen, died at his home about 2 and a half miles east of this village, (Vienna, NY) Friday, at 6 P.M., aged 80 years.  He leaves a wife and three children, Albert, Benjamin and Jennie Cook, besides two brothers and two sisters, Andrew Cook, Mrs. Giles Covell and Mrs. C. Sitterly, of this place, and Charles Cook, of Kansas, besides a large circle of friends, to mourn their loss.  Mr. Cook has been a resident of this town nearly 63 years, and was esteemed as an honest, upright citizen by all who knew him.  The funeral was held at the house Sunday at 1 P.M.  Rev. E. Everett officiated.  It was largely attended, many friends from Camden and Oneida being present.    (RCJun10/1887)

ELLINGER - FRED ELLINGER, Sr. (June 4, 1887) suicide by hanging, aged 56 years.  (RCJun10/1887)

CASLER - SIMEON CASLER, father of Emma and Ida Casler of Rome, New York, died at his home in the town of Steuben, New York, Tuesday, June 7, 1887.  (RCJun10/1887)  [see also (RCMar2/1888)-CASLER]



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 17, 1887

BARTON - June 10, 1887, SAMUEL BARTON, aged 62 years, at his residence in Marshall, New York.  (RCJun17/1887)  [in same paper under Holland Patent items:] Seth E. Barton, our village president, was sadly shocked last Friday afternoon on hearing of the suicide of his brother Samuel Barton, of Marshall, near Waterville.  He left at once for his brother's house.  (RCJun17/1887)
[in same paper, another article]  Samuel Barton, aged 62, for many years a resident of the town of Marshall, committed suicide last Friday morning about 4 o'clock.  The deed was done in his bedroom with a Winchester rifle, the bullet from which entered his right ear and came out above the left eye, killing him instantly.  Mental despondency is said to have been the cause.  Besides a wife, Mr. Barton leaves two sons. (RCJun17/1887)

CARNEY - In Clinton, New York, June 11, 1887, JOHN CARNEY, aged 46 years.  (RCJun17/1887)

WHITNEY - In Clinton, New York, June 9, 1887, Mrs. NANCY MILLS WHITNEY, widow of Samuel Whitney, in her seventy fifth year.  (RCJun17/1887)  [see also (RCMar28/1884)-WHITNEY]

BARTLETT - In Rome, New York, June 10, 1887, of paralysis, Mrs. NANCY C. BARTLETT, aged 88 years.  (RCJun17/1887)

CHARTON - In New Hartford, New York, June 8, 1887, JANE, wife of Jacob Charton, aged 46 years.  (RCJun17/1887)

LOFTUS - In Clayville, New York, June 9, 1887, PATRICK LOFTUS, aged 68 years.  (RCJun17/1887)

BLISS - In Oriskany, New York, June 8, 1887, ADDIE MARIE, only daughter of Frederick E. and Lillian K. Bliss
aged 3 years, 6 months and 10 days.  (RCJun17/1887)

STARR - In Rome, New York, June 13, 1887, Mrs. HELEN STARR, aged 69 years.   (RCJun17/1887)
(obit follow)

Death of Mrs. Starr.
     Mrs. Helen Starr, aged 69 years, widow of the late Asa Starr of Lee Center, New York, died at her home in  this city (Rome, NY) Monday morning (June 13, 1887).  She had been ailing for several years with kidney difficulty and asthma, but did not take to her bed till about two weeks before her death.  Nearly all her life had been spent in Rome and adjoining towns.  She was a member of the First M. E. church, in the parlors of which her funeral occurred on Wednesday afternoon.  She was always of a jovial disposition, and had many friends.  Besides a brother, Nizer Williams of Westernville, NY, she leaves a step-son, Charles Starr, who resides near Ridge Mills, NY.  The remains were taken to the Lee Valley cemetery.  (RCJun17/1887)

BELLINGER - In Clinton, New York, June 10, 1887, CHRISTOPHER P. BELLINGER, aged 36 years.  (RCJun17/1887)

SMITH - At New York Mills, New York, June 10, 1887, LUCINDA J. ENGLE, wife of James H. Smith, aged 17 years, 5 months and 24 days.  (RCJun17/1887)

McLAUGHLIN - In Rome, New York, June 14, 1887, MAGGIE McLAUGHLIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McLaughlin, aged 7 years.  (RCJun17/1887)

CROSS - McConnellville, New York.  The remains of Mrs. JOSIE ROSA CROSS, the murder's victim was brought here for interment.  Rev. E. Everett officiated at the grave.  (RCJun17/1887)
          [there is another extensive column in the paper about the murder.]  The verdict of the inquest was as follows: "That the said Johanna Rosa Cross came to her death by being stabbed and cut with a knife in the hand of and by Clement Arthur Day, at lock 66 on the Black River Canal, in the town of Boonville, in the county of Oneida, State of New York, on the 9th of June, 1887, at about 12 o'clock noon that day.  And we believe the same to be felonous, intentional, willful and premeditated murder in the first degree on the part of said Clement Arthur Day."    The murdered girl was the daughter of Mrs. Addie M. Rosa.
          The victim was married to Frank Cross in August 1885, but didn't live with him long.  About that time, Charles C. Day and his son, the prisoner, moved into the neighborhood, and Johanna and Clement Day were living together, along with Day's 2 year old son, and father. (The murderer was formerly married to Miss Jennie Shead, who resided in the town of Verona, near Green's Corners.  She died a little over a year ago, leaving a 13 months old child and a boy 10 years old.)  [there is more in the article as to how the murder took place.]  (RCJun17/1887)  [see also (RCDec30/1887)-CROSS]

 SMITH - At Camden, New York, June 13, 1887.  A sad and sudden death took place near Camden yesterday afternoon.  MYRTLE SMITH, aged 9 years, daughter of Solon Smith, who lives on the road to Camden, was stricken with paralysis while attending school at the Peck school house.  She had never been troubled with paralysis and always enjoyed good health.  On Sunday evening she attended the children's services in the M. E. Church at Camden, and took part in the exercises.  She went to school Monday, as usual, and seemed in good health.  When recess was announced she started to go out of doors with the other children.  Before reaching the door she fell to the floor.  She struggled to her feet and again fell.  This time she was unable to arise or speak.  She was taken to a residence near by and died within two minutes after reaching the house.  The sympathy of the community is with the afflicted family.  (RCJun17/1887)

MATTHEWS - JARED MATTHEWS, an old and respected resident of Rome, New York, died at his home near Stanwix on Thursday evening of last week. (June 9, 1887)  Deceased had been ailing for some time, but his death was sudden and unexpected.  Mr. Matthews came here from Broome, Schoharie county, when a child, and has ever since resided in this town.  His age was 70 years.  He was a consistent member of the Free Methodist church.  He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Eldred Tice, and Mrs. Alonzo Tice, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Perkins, all of Rome, New York.  (RCJun17/1887)   [see also (RCMar30/1888)-MATTHEWS]

RAWNSLEY - The sad news of the somewhat sudden death of Mrs. WILLIAM RAWNSLEY (formerly Miss JENNIE TULLOH) at her home in Augusta, NY, reached here last Friday, (June 10, 1887).  Her death occurred the evening previous.  For several weeks prceeding her demise, her health had been poor, but death was unlooked for.  Her age was 32 years. The funeral occurred at her late home on Monday, and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Augusta.  The deceased was a daughter of the late James Tulloh of Lee, NY, and leaves besides her husband three brothers, Daniel and David Tulloh of Rome, NY, and Joseph Tulloh of Chicago.  The latter, accompanied by his wife, was present at the funeral.  (RCJun17/1887)

WILCOX - Gen. JOHN H. WILCOX, son of Joseph Wilcox of the town of New Hartford, New York, in Oneida county, died at his home in Jersey City last Friday.  Gen. Wilcox served in the Mexican war, and made a gallant record.  (RCJun17/1887)

ALBECKER - The funeral of FRANK ALBECKER, who died in Oneida last week, was held in St. Mary's church in this city (Rome, NY) last Saturday. (June 11, 1887)  The deceased was aged 24 years. (RCJun17/1887)

PERKINS - JOHN T. PERKINS, who died in Kansas, May 29, 1887, was a brother of Mrs. Mary Niles, of Rome, New York.  (RCJun17/1887)   [another article in the June 24th issue of the paper:]
        The death of John T. Perkins, near Russell, Kansas, is mentioned in the papers here (Utica, NY).  He was a schoolmate of the writer in the old, low brick school house at Oriskany fifty odd years ago.  He was a natural mechanic and could do anything with tools or machinery that trained experts could accomplish.  Himself, his six brothers and two sisters were all born in or near Oriskany.  A very handsome, bright, and harmonious family, controlled and guided by a wise and gentle mother whose equal it would now be hard to find.  Mother and father have been at rest many years.  The children are all living except the object of this note and his elder brother, who, after practicing dentistry for many years in Rome and Chicago, died in the latter city some three years ago.  The sons are widely scattered, but the daughters, Mrs. Mary Niles, of Rome, and Mrs. Harriet Balis, of Whitestown, have always had their pleasant homes within an hour's walk of the spot where they were born.  (RCJun24/1887)  [see also (RCAug29/1884)-PERKINS]



From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 24, 1887

SENN - In West Rome, New York, June 19, 1887, MARGARET L., wife of Frederick Senn, aged 43 years.  (RCJun24/1887)

LEACH - In Utica, New York, June 20, 1887, MARY J., wife of Almon Leach.  (RCJun24/1887)

McGEE - In Utica, New York, June 20, 1887, Miss DELIA M. McGEE, daughter of the late John McGee, of Rome, New York, aged 17 years and six months.  (RCJun24/1887)

GILMORE - The fears of her husband, her father and mother, and many relatives and friends are sadly realized in the death of Mrs. JAMES H. GILMORE at Denver, Colorado, on the 18th of June 1887.  She went there with her husband some weeks since, hoping to recover health in the bracing mountain air, but she failed from the time she reached her destination.  Besides her husband, her father and mother were with her until she died.  (RCJun24/1887)

PERKINS - WILLIAM H. PERKINS, brother of Mrs. S. H. White and Mrs. Harriet Wheeler of Rome, New York died at his home in Joliet, Illinois, aged 77 (June 16, 1887).  He was born in Rome, New York.  His death was of an acute form of erysipelas.  (RCJun24/1887)



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