Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1887

Thanks to Barbara Andresen for sending this in!

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 2, 1887

CUMINGS - In Deerfield, New York, August 25, 1887, JOSEPHINE, daughter of Mrs. Sophia and the late George Cumings, aged 19 years.  (RCSep02/1887)

HOLLISTER - In Utica, New York, August 29, 1887, NATHAN HOLLISTER, aged 69 years.  (RCSep02/1887)

McBRIDE - At Clinton, New York, August 28, 1887, MICHAEL McBRIDE, aged 76 years.  (RCSep02/1887)

SCOTT - In Bridgewater, New York, August 30, 1887, GARRET SCOTT, in the 89th year of his age.  (RCSep02/1887)

BAILEY - At Holland Patent, at 1 A.M. September 1, 1887, Rev. HUGH BAILEY, brother of James Bailey, of 4 Rutger Place, Utica, New York, aged 57 years.  (RCSep02/1887)

COTTER - In New York Mills, New York, August 31, 1887, MAGGIE, daughter of Frank and the late Julia Cotter, aged 3 months and 21 days.  (RCSep02/1887)

COLLINS - The remains of Miss JULIA COLLINS, daughter of Daniel Collins, of Amsterdam, NY were brought to Taberg, NY, Tuesday, (August 30, 1887) for burial.  She died of consumption, aged 20 years.  (RCSep02/1887)

RANNEY - OLIVER F. RANNEY died last Sunday (August 28, 1887) and the funeral was held at the house, Tuesday, (August 30, 1887) and the remains were deposited in Maple Hill cemetery. (Taberg, NY).  His age was     4_? years and 6 months.  (RCSep02/1887)

HOUCK - Upper Point Rock, New York.  A child of Mr. and Mrs. J. Houck, aged two years, died Sunday, (August 28, 1887) of cholera infantum.  Both the West Leyden and Ava doctors were called, but they could not save it.  God had called, and the little one had to go.  (RCSep02/1887)

LINK - GEORGE LINK, who has been a resident of the town of Lewis for a great many years, died in Utica, NY, August 23, 1887.  He leaves two sons and one daughter in the town of Lewis, and about $4,000, all the property he had, to a Catholic institution in Utica, where he was staying at the time of his death.  Of course that was real good in the old man, to save the heirs the great trouble they would have had in getting the money out of the bank and then dividing it satisfactorily [my photocopy stops here-transcriber].      (RCSep02/1887)

FINLEY - A lad named EDDIE FINLEY, son of Edward Finley, who resides on Floyd Avenue, (Rome, NY) on Sunday (August 30, 1887) climbed into the cupola on the large barn located on the Stryker & Jones farm, to look at some doves' eggs.  When he turned to descend he missed his footing and fell to the floor, a distance of about 30 feet, striking on his back and hips.  Dr. R. E. Sutton was summonded, and it was found that the little fellow was completely paralyzed from the waist down, the shock having produced concussion of the spine.  He experienced no pain, but retained his senses nearly all the time till Monday (August 29, 1887) afternoon, when he died, the shock to his system proving too severe for his vitality.  This is a sad warning to boys who are in the habit of climbing recklessly in barns and high buildings.  Deceased was 10 years, 8 months and 28 days old.  (RCSep02/1887)

WALKER - Mrs. HARRIET N. WALKER, of Sherburne, New York, mother of Mrs. Leroy S. Wilcox, of Rome, New York, died last Monday, (August 29, 1887) aged 67 years.  Deceased was born at Camden, Oneida county, NY.  (RCSep02/1887)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 9, 1887

LEE - At New York Mills, New York, September 3, 1887, WILLIAM LEE, brother of Ralph Lee, aged 37 years, 2 months and 2 days.  (RCSep09/1887)

GRANT - At Stittville, New York, September 4, 1887, JAMES ALEXANDER, only son of William C. and Frances M. Grant.  (RCSep09/1887)

BACKER - At Deerfield, New York, September 4, 1887, JOHN BACKER, aged 39 years, 5 months and 6 days.  (RCSep09/1887)

STAFFORD - At Waterville, New York, September 3, 1887, JOHN W. STAFFORD, aged 73 years.  (RCSep09/1887)

JACKSON - At New Hartford, New York, September 1, 1887, ADELLA CANESSA, wife of Fred F. Jackson, aged 25 years and 4 months.  (RCSep09/1887)

ORTON - In Rome, New York, September 5, 1887, at the residence of Mr. G. W. G. Kinney, 210 W. Embargo street, after a severe illness, MARTHA ELIZABETH, wife of Frederick M. Orton, aged 37 years.  Mrs. Orton was a daughter of the late Job Barnard, of Lee, New York, in which town she was born in 1850.  Besides her husband, to whom she was married on September 14, 1874, she leaves three sisters -- Mrs. G. W. G. Kinney, of Rome, NY, Mrs. E. B. Lewis, of Sunset, Colorado, and Mrs. H. H. Phillips, of Boulder, Colorado.   (RCSep09/1887)

DIEHLER - The dead body of AUGUST DIEHLER, was found Tuesday (September 6, 1887) morning, in a lot on the farm of his brother-in-law, Jacob Knuti, for whom he worked, between three and four miles north of this village (Lee Center, NY).  A short time before his death he had been seen running after the cows, and it is supposed heart disease was the cause.  Coroner Millington visited the farm of Mr. Knuti Wednesday and summoned a jury, who rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death from an enlargement of the heart and an accumulation of fibrine in the valves of the heart.  Mr. Diehler had charge of the Knuti farm, and leaves a wife to mourn.  (RCSep09/1887)

 JILLSON - Taberg, New York.  Mrs. JILLSON, widow of the late Ransom Jillson, Jr., died Tuesday (September 6, 1887) at the house of her sister, Mrs. John Hughes.  She was sister of John James and Zephania Owens.  She died of consumption, of which disease her husband died  three years ago.  The funeral was conducted to-day at 2 o'clock, at the house of Mr. Hughes, by Rev. D. W. Aylsworth. She was forty-eight years of age.  (RCSep09/1887)  [see also (RCApr25/1884)-JILLSON]

DUNHAM - Westernville, New York, JOHN D. DUNHAM, aged 81 years, who has been employed as lock tender on the Black River canal for the last five years, died yesterday (September 7, 1887) after an illness of nearly two weeks.  (RCSep09/1887)

SWIFT - In Juanita, Nebraska, August 20, 1887, B. E. SWIFT, aged 78 years.  Barnabas E. Swift, was born September 22, 1809, in Plymouth, Mass.  He was married to Miss H. C. Savery, March 11, 1832, moved from Plymouth to Annsville, New York, in 1837, where he remained till the fall of 1875, when he emigrated to Adams county, Neb., where he died August 20, 1887.  Brother Swift was converted at the age of 30, and joined the M.E. church, of which he remained a member, and dearly loved till the day of his death.  For some time previous to his death his physical sight had been failing, but while things of a worldly nature became less and less visible to him, his spiritual vision grew clearer, and things of a heavenly nature came very near to him.  By his death the church has lost a faithful member, the community an upright citizen, the wife a devoted  husband and his children a loving parent.  (RCSep09/1887)

THOMSON - HARRY THOMSON, formerly of the firm of Thomson & Rowe, who for years were engaged in the restaurant and hotel business in Rome, New York, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. W. Rowe, at Fair Haven, Conn., at the age of 78 years.  (RCSep09/1887)

RUSSELL - On Wednesday (September 7, 1887), Mrs. KATE RUSSELL of Clayville, New York where she was picking hops.  They were hurrying along as fast as possible when Mrs. Russell stopped suddenly and said:  "Don't leave me; I am dying."  With those words she fell to the ground and expired almost instantly.  It was thought at first that Mrs. Russell's death was caused by a stroke of lightning.  But it appears that she had been in feeble health and suffering from heart disease, and it is considered probable that the exertion which she made to reach shelter resulted in a cessation of the heart's action.  The body was taken to Clayville.  The deceased was 70 years of age.  (RCSep09/1887)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 16, 1887

EDWARDS - In Rome, New York, September 11, 1887, Mrs. ELIZABETH EDWARDS, wife of John R. Edwards aged 73 years.  (RCSep16/1887)   [the following in another ariticle]
             Mrs. Edwards, widow of the late John R. Edwards, and mother of Richard R. Edwards, of Rome, NY, died at her home on North Madison street Sunday afternoon.  The cause of her death was cancer of the stomach.  She had been a resident of Rome for about 40 years.  The funeral was held at the Welsh Calvinistic church on North Washington street Tuesday.  Deceased was 72 years of age, and besides the son named above was the mother of John R. Edwards, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. R. J. Evans, of Fair Haven, Conn., and Mrs. C. A. Fanneuf, of Rome, NY.  (RCSep16/1887)

McGUIRE - In Clinton, New York, September 10, 1887, WILLIAM JACKSON McGUIRE, aged 23, a member of the Junior Class in Hamilton College.  (RCSep16/1887)  [from another article in same paper]
               He Dies Suddenly at Clinton of Typhoid Fever.
          The sad news of the death of William J. McGuire reached this city (Rome, NY) Saturday (September 10, 1887) morning, a few hours after his demise.  His death occured at Clinton, and as was stated last week, he had been ill but a short time with typhoid fever.  He was the son of John C. McGuire, of North Western, New York.  At an early age he manifestered a strong desire for knowledge and his parents did all in their power to gratify him.  At the Westernville Union school he prepared himself for entry to Rome Academy, where he took a four year course in three years, graduating with the class of '82.  He than read law for a short time at the office of James Parks, when he entered Hamilton college.  After spending a year there, he was compelled to leave to recruit his finances, and he came to this city (Rome, NY) and entered the law office of Scripture & Backus.  While here he acted as correspondent of various newspapers.  In this way he succeeded in saving enough, with which to re-enter college for a time.  He was a close student and a hard worker, excelling in everything he undertook.  When not in school, he turned his hand to any honorable calling that would increase his means for securing an education.  His parents rendered him all the aid they could.  He gave promise of being an excellent orator, as well as a useful career in the profession which he intended to adopt as his life work -- the law.  His ardor and the work necessary to gratify his thirst for knowledge proved too much for his physical being, which succombed to that dread disease, typhoid fever, which struck him down just when he was beginning to open the pathway to the goal he was seeking.     Besides his parents, the deceased leaves a brother, Dr. James McQuire, of Chicago, and two sisters, Miss Ida I McGuire, of Boston, and Miss Jennie McGuire, who is attending school at Brimfield, Mass.  Miss Ida was with the deceased during his illness.
     The funeral was held in the chapel of Hamilton college Sunday afternoon.  The services were conducted by Rev. James H. Taylor, of this city.  Remarks were made by Dr. Darling and other members of the faculty of the college.  The bearers were members of the class of '89, of which the deceased was a member.  The interment took place in the college cemetery on the hill.  It was the first burial of a student that had been made there in twenty years.  There is a movement on foot among the students to raise a fund by subscription for the purchase of a monument.  (RCSep16/1887)

DARLING - Rev. CHARLES C. DARLING, of Utica, New York, aged 87 years, died last evening at the Clarendon hotel in that city, where he had resided since the death of his wife in 1882.  He was born in New Haven, Conn., and was always prominently connected with institutions of learning.  (RCSep16/1887)

LITGENZER - LORENZO LITGENZER, a German, was found dead in his bed at Whitesboro Saturday (September 10, 1887) afternoon.  He had been employed as carver in the Quigley furniture factory.  When he retired Friday night he was in good health.  He is supposed to have died from natural causes.  (RCSep16/1887)

SCHICK - In Lee, New York, September 12, 1887, CATHERINE RICHMOND, wife of Dr. William H. Schick, of Chicago, aged 37 years and 2 months.  Funeral at the Lee Valley, NY church, Sept. 18th.   (RCSep16/1887)
           Catherine Richmond Schick, wife of Dr. William H. Schick of Chicago, died at the residence of Mr. Jones, who resides opposite the dwelling of John Golly, in Lee Valley, NY, about 5 A.M. last Monday, September 12, 1887.  Deceased was the daughter of the late Micah Richmond.  Several years ago she married Mr. Schick and took up her residence in Chicago, where she remained until about a year ago, when she returned to Lee because of failing health, and resided with her sisters, the Misses Eliza and Margaret Richmond, until last spring.  At that time the homestead dwelling was burned, and Mrs. Schick was compelled to ask shelter elsewhere in the neighborhood.  About three weeeks ago she was taken worse, and a room was secured in the dwelling of Mr. Jones, where her sisters took care of her until death came to her release.  Her disease was consumption, the symptoms of which were first manifest about four years ago.  Everything that kind hands and loving hearts could do was done to baffle the disease, but efforts were of no avail; the dread destroyer had claimed her for a victim.  Deceased was aged 37 years and 2 months.  Besides the husband and two sisters mentioned above, she leaves two other sisters and one brother -- Mrs. Caroline Barnard, of Lee, Mrs. Wright Willson and Charles Richmond, of Point Rock, NY.  The funeral services will occur next Sunday at 2 P.M. at the Valley church.  (RCSep16/1887)

WALDO - In Western, New York, September 14, 1887, ISAIAH A. WALDO, who was born 78 years ago, died on the farm where he was brought up and always resided, this morning at 7:30 o'clock.  Feebleness incident to old age had afflicted him for a long time, but he was not confined to his bed till about a week prior to his death.  His principles were strongly Republican, but he never entered prominently into politics.  He was a man who always held the confidence and esteem of his neighbors, who respected him accordingly.  The following children survive him:  Mrs. C. D. Olney, of Eatonville, N.J.; Mrs. O. H. White, of South Richland, Oswego county; Mrs. L. P. Burk, of Gansevoort Saratoga county; J. O. Waldo, of Western; Burt I. Waldo, of Petosky, Michigan.  The funeral will occur on Friday, at 11 A.M., at the family residence.  (RCSep16/1887)

FITCH - In Rome, New York, September 9, 1887, HENRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Fitch, of diptheria, aged 14 years.  (RCSep16/1887)

FELT - At Verona Springs, New York, September 8, 1887, JOHN JOHNSON FELT, of California, aged 66 years.  (RCSep16/1887)

ROWAN - In Oneida, New York, September 10, 1887, HUGH ROWAN, father of Ald. Thomas Rowan of Rome, New York, aged 63 years.  (RCSep16/1887)

WILLIAMS - In the town of Verona, New York, September 5, 1887, FRANK DE VER, after a brief illness of diabetes, aged 15 years, 6 months and 25 days.  Deceased was the son of George R. and Eliza Williams.  Funeral services were held at the First Verona Seventh-day Baptist church September 7, 1887.  (RCSep16/1887)

DONOVAN - Westernville, New York.  A son of James Sherman, of Forestport, driver for the canal boat, Maggie and Clara, Capt. WILLIAM DONOVAN, fell from the boat yesterday afternoon at lock 12, about two miles below this place.  He was caught between the boat and the side of the lock and so badly injured that he died a few hours after.  Dr. Gillett attended him.  (RCSep16/1887)

KRAGER - AUGUSTUS KRAGER , of Boston, caught a ride on the bumpers between two freight cars on the Central railroad Sunday night (September 11, 1887), and as the train was passing a point about two miles east of Oriskany, New York, he fell to the ground while asleep.  His legs came in contact with the wheels and his left leg was entirely cut off, while the right was terribly crushed and mangled.  He fell in a pool of water, and lay there unable to move, although conscious.  Between 7 and 8 o'clock Monday morning the Utica and Syracuse pick-up train came along, and brought him to this city (Rome, NY) and placed him in the city hospital.  Drs. R. E. and H. C. Sutton, West and Nock were summoned, and after working over him for some time failed to bring him out of the unconscious state into which he had fallen, and he died about 10 o'clock.  (RCSep16/1887)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 23, 1887

HALBERT - In Whitesboro, New York, September 15, 1887, HORACE HALBERT, aged 78 years.  (RCSep23/1887)

SEELYE - At New York Mills, New York, September 16, 1887, ELIZA C., wife of William Seelye, aged 66 (or 68?) years.  (RCSep23/1887)

BAILEY - In Rome, New York, September 17, 1887, of consumption, Miss ELLEN R. BAILEY, aged 41 years.  (RCSep23/1887)

GAGE - In Rome, New York, September 21, 1887, of typhoid fever, LIBBIE E., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gage, aged 17 years, 11 months and 15 days.  She was a member of the M. E. church.  The remains will be taken to Whitestown for interment.   (RCSep23/1887)

PORTER - In Steuben, New York, September 21, 1887, RECTINA, widow of the late Solomon Porter, aged 84? years.  She had been ill for five weeks with disease of the heart.  The funeral occurs at 2 P.M. to-day at the M.E. church, Carmichael Hill, in the town of Western, New York.  (RCSep23/1887)

WEST - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. P. Wing, in Appleton, Wisconsin, September 9, 1887, Mrs. ELEANOR WEST, aged 84 years.  Mrs. West was a native of Oneida county, New York.  For the last eighteen years she had resided in Appleton, where she made many friends, her funeral being attended by a large concourse of people.  Mrs. West leaves three daughters -- Mrs. William F. Johnson and Mrs. S. P. Wing, of Appleton, Wisc., and Mrs. Brownell of Oneida, New York.  (RCSep23/1887)

ADAMS - WALKER ADAMS, a former resident of Ava, New York, who had been absent about thirty years, last Wednesday, in company with his wife and daughter, visited the old homestead where his boyhood days were spent, on the farm now owned by Charles Hunt.  Mr. Adams and family had just returned from an extended tour in Europe, having visited Paris, London, Geneva and many of the principal cities on the continent.  On Thursday they entertained about twenty of their relative and friends at Stanwix Hall, in Rome, New York.  At 6 P.M. they left for their home in Davenport, Iowa, arriving there early Saturday morning.  Saturday evening (September 17, 1887) a telegram was received by Mr. Adams friends announcing his death that day after his arrival home.  (RCSep23/1887)  [following was printed in the Sep 23 issue, an article appearing in the Davenport Democrat-Gazette]
               Walker Adams was born in Ava, Oneida county, NY, September 12, 1822 -- only six days since he ended his 65th year.  He was reared in business habits.  In 1857 he came west, settling in Wisconsin, engaging in business, principally in Oshkosh.  He came from that city to Davenport in 1866, and engaged in the lumber trade, his principal lines being hard wood and barrel stuffs.  He prospered in his business.  Years ago he purchased a home, which became one of the handsomest in the city.  The firm of Adams and Hayward, organized in the '70's, became well known throughout the west.  In 1884 Mr. Adams was elected president of the Davenport Savings Bank -- succeeding Charles E. Putnam, who preceded him but a few weeks to the other world -- and retired from the business in which he had so long been engaged, to devote his time to the interests of the bank.  He was an efficient executive -- all who had dealings with him became, as all others who had made his acquaintance, his friend.  His mind was stored with useful information, he was open and manly in all his dealings, and so pleasant and affable in demeanor, that the impression that he was a true man made him popular in the business community.  (RCSep23/1887)

HOFFMAN - Rome, New York.  Rev. ERNEST HOFFMAN, formerly pastor of the German Trinity church in this city, died in Castleton Wednesday night. (September 21, 1887)  For the past twenty-eight years he was pastor of the First German Lutheran church of Albany, NY.  The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. John Reifert, of Rome, New York.  (RCSep23/1887)

SMITH - Capt. OZRO H. SMITH was born in the town of Murray, Orleans Co., NY, August 30, 1822.  For many years he was engaged in freighting on the Erie and northern canals.  He formerly lived in New London, was a resident there a number of years and owned a house and lot.  He was universally esteemed and respected by all who knew him.  He was widely known in Rome, NY.  He was a person who knew no guile, because there was none in him, and was one of the most kind hearted, genial and even tempered men in existence.  For ten years past he has had constant employment, winter and summer, in lightening grain in and around New York harbor.  For several weeks past he has been in a decline, wasting to a mere skelton, and expired September 16, 1887, being 65 years and 17 days old.  He died on his boat, on which, with his estimable wife, he has tarried so long.  His widow and two daughters survive him.  Both of his daughters are married and have pleasant homes, and desired to have their father with them during his sickness and death, but he preferred to breathe out his life on his own craft, and died in the full assurance of a blessed immortality.  His remains were taken to Rome, NY.  Funeral services were held at the residence of his brother-in-law, P. T. Swan, after which the good man's remains were consigned to rest in the Rathbunville cemetery.  [above from a New York city news item]   (RCSep23/1887)

FENTON - At Taberg, New York.  WILLIE E., only child of Chester and Hattie Fenton, died at five o'clock this morning (September 21, 1887), aged about eight months.  (RCSep23/1887)

WOODRUFF - On Saturday last (September 17, 1887) the remains of Mrs. SARAH WOODRUFF was brought to this place from her late home at Norwich, and the funeral services were held at the residence of her brother, D. W. Hazard.  The interment took place in their family cemetery near by.  In early life, and for many years she was a resident here, and all remember her as a kind friend and a sympathizing neighbor.  (RCSep23/1887)

JONES - WILLIE JONES, a blind boy, son of Mrs. Luella Jones, of Utica, New York, was drowned in the Erie canal in that city Tuesday. (September 20, 1887)  He was aged 14 years.  (RCSep23/1887)

RIPP - Rome, New York.  MICHAEL RIPP, died at his home on South James street, on Wednesday evening, (September 21, 1887) of consumption, aged 32 years.  He had been ill about a years.  Besides his mother, he leaves one brother.  (RCSep23/1887)

KIRKWOOD - On Wednesday morning (September 21, 1887) the dead body of JOHN KIRKWOOD, aged 76 of Barnes street [my photocopy cuts off here-transcriber]   (RCSep23/1887)

BROUGHTON - JAMES R. BROUGHTON, father of A. J. Broughton of Rome, New York, died at his home in Whitehall, on September 15, 1887.  Deceased was 67 years of age, and was engaged in the drug business.  Heart difficulty was the cause of his death.  Mr. Broughton was well known in Rome, he being in the habit of visiting his son here quite frequently.  He leaves five daughters besides the son.  (RCSep23/1887)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, September 30, 1887

HETHERMAN - In Whitesboro, New York, Tuesday, September 27, 1887, MARTIN HETHERMAN, aged 87 years.  (RCSep30/1887)

DODD - In New Hartford, New York, Tuesday, September 27, 1887, THOMAS DODD, in his 63d year.  (RCSep30/1887)

BARKER - In Floyd, New York, September 21, 1887, SUSAN A., wife of John Barker.  (RCSep30/1887)

HERBST - In Rome, New York, on Friday, September 23, 1887, ADAM HERBST, aged 50 years.  (RCSep30/1887)

JONES - At Paris Hill, New York, September 24, 1887, MERRITT JONES, aged 69 years.  (RCSep30/1887)

JONES - In Whitesboro, New York, on Saturday, September 24, 1887, LAURA   A., daughter of Robert A. and Mary A. Jones, aged 18 years, 8 months and 17 days.  (RCSep30/1887)

WALLER - In Oswego, New York, on September 25, 1887, Mrs. JOHN WALLER, aged 61 years.  (RCSep30/1887)

DuBOIS - in Utica, New York, September 27, 1887, GEORGE DuBOIS, in his 58th years.  (RCSep30/1887)

BIDDLECOME - In Deerfield, New York, September 27, 1887, Miss AMY A. BIDDLECOME, sister of William W. Biddlecome, aged 64 years.  (RCSep30/1887)

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

HUNTER - In Lowell, New York, October 2, 1887, ROBERT R. HUNTER, aged 70 years.  (RCOct07/1887)
(obit follows)

Death of Robert R. Hunter.
     On Sunday last (October 2, 1887) occured the death of Robert R. Hunter, for 57 years an upright and respected resident of the town of Westmoreland, New York,  He was confined to his bed but a week, and his death was caused by heart and lung difficulty, with which he had suffered for several years.  Deceased was the brother-in-law of James H. Gypson, of Lowell, at whose residence he died.  For the past 50 years he had been an earnest Christian and an active member of the Lowell M. E. Church.  His wife, whose maiden name was Betsey A. Warner, died February 17, 1879, and in her he lost a most faithful and loving companion.
     Mr. Hunter was born in Yorkshire, England, January 4, 1818, but at the age of 12 years emigrated with his parents to this country, and settled in Westmoreland, which town has ever since been his home.  For the last ten years he had resided in Lowell, and since last June in the family of Mr. Gypson.  Besides Mrs. Gypson, he leaves one other sister and two sons -- Mrs. M. A. Wylie, of Lowell, and Warren C. Hunter, of Erie, Pa., and Grant A. Hunter, of Truxton, New York.  The funeral was largely attended at the residence of Mr. Gypson Tuesday afternoon.  (RCOct07/1887)

THOMAS - In Remsen, New York, October 1, 1887, Miss JANE ANN THOMAS, aged 46.  (RCOct07/1887)

BROWN - In Quality Hill, New York, September 25, 1887, after a short and painful illness, LEANDER S. BROWN aged 53 years.  Deceased was the brother of Mrs. H. P. Williams and Miss Sylvia Brown, of Rome, New York.  (RCOct07/1887)

BEEBE - Entered into rest October 2, 1887, at Clinton, New York, HARRY CHAMPION, only son of Henry C. and Rebekah H. Beebe.  (RCOct07/1887)

ELLINWOOD - In Clinton, New York, October 4, 1887, Mrs. CAROLINE ELLINWOOD, widow of the late Erasmus Ellinwood, in her 82d year.  (RCOct07/1887)

PERRY - At Holland Patent, New York, September 28, 1887, Mrs. ELIZABETH WHITE PERRY, in her 96th year.  (RCOct07/1887)

FORD - Mrs. A. B. FORD, wife of a prominent business man of Deposit, Delaware county, New York, attended the agricultural fair at that place last Friday, (September 30, 1887) one of the attractions being a balloon ascension, and performances on a trapeze attached to the flying air-ship by Aeronaut Wilson.  Mrs. Ford watched the balloon as it shot toward the sky, and when the aeronaut suddenly dropped from the basket onto the trapeze below she uttered an exclamation and fell to the ground paralyzed and unconscious, in which condition she remained until death intervened.  A post mortem examination showed that the thrill of excitement killed her by rupturing a blood vessel at the base of the brain.  (RCOct07/1887)

A Mining Disaster.
          Ashland, Pa., October 2, 1887.  In the West Monmouth gangway of the Bast colliery, yesterday afternoon, a pillar gave way, bringing with it a large amount of gas.  This overtook many workmen before they could escape.  The following were either killed or suffocated:  FREDERICK OUTRICH, fire boss, aged forty; JOHN COCHRAN, aged thirty-three, JOHN McDONALD, aged twenty; JOHN GULLIAM, aged seventeen, and PARK PULLY, aged fourteen, door boy.  The following were injured:  John Madden and William Thomas, miners, and William Williams, a starter, all seriously hurt; Joseph Martin, internally injured; John Conroy, miner, ribs broken; Thomas Grady, miner; Eugene McLaughlin and John O'Neil, loaders; Patrick Kilroy, miner, Anthony Shearn, loader; Michael Madden, miner; Patrick Rowland, loader; James Whiteside, loader; Thomas Evans, door boy; Thomas Thomas, laborer, Samuel Evans, miner; William O'Neill, driver, and William Ditman, loader -- all badly bruised about the head and body.  Fifteen of the above were carried from the mine in an unconscious condition.  All, however, are doing well to-day.  (RCOct07/1887)

GEISLER - Mrs. JOHN GEISLER, aged 56 years, died at her home at Blackman's corners, in the town of Verona, New York, Monday (October 3, 1887) morning.  (RCOct07/1887)

HEBURN - JAMES HEBURN died at his home on Pleasant avenue, Rome, NY, last Saturday, (October 1, 1887), aged 87 years.  For 50 years he was a sufferer from rheumatism, and about twelve years ago had a stroke of paralysis.  (RCOct07/1887)

KENNA - JOHN KENNA, who went from Rome, New York to Denver, Colorado, in 1858, died at Helena, Montana, Tuesday (October 4, 1887).  He was a brother of L. Kenna, of Oneida, New York.  (RCOct07/1887)

WHITE - HENRY WHITE, formerly a resident in Coonrod, in this town, (Rome, NY) died at Emerson, Iowa, September 20, 1887, aged 91 years.  (RCOct07/1887)

TABER - TRUMAN TABER, a resident of Rome, New York for 28 years, but who removed to Frankfort last spring, died in that place on September 30, 1887.  He was a carpenter by trade.  He aided in building the first rail mill in this city (Rome, NY), and for years held the position of mill wright at the Rome Iron Works.  Besides his wife, the deceased leaves three children -- Henry Taber, of Oneida Lake, Chipman Taber, of Rome, and Mrs. Mary Robinson, of Oppenheim Center, New York.  (RCOct07/1887)

GUYETTE - STEPHEN GUYETTE, of Sandy Creek, was drowned in the canal at Bolivar, near that place, Monday (October 3, 1887) evening.  Mr. Guyette was a part owner, with his step-father, Edward Meyers, of Rome, New York, in the lumber scow John E. Dunham, and was in the act of pumping water from the boat, when the pump broke, precipitating him into the water.  He was a brother of Mrs. Frank Hurlbut, who lives a few miles north of Rome, NY.  (RCOct07/1887)

ACKER - Tthe body of WILLIAM H. ACKER, for several years a resident of Higginsville, New York, was found hanging by a rope to a fence near the tunnel east of Syracuse last Friday (September 30, 1887).  He had frequently complained that he was tired of life, and three years ago attempted suicide by jumping from the dock at West Vienna.   He leaves a sister, Mrs. George Brown, of Higginsville.  (RCOct07/1887)

CANTINE - At her home in Syracuse, early yesterday morning, occurred the death of Mrs. GEORGE A. CANTINE, for many years a resident of this city. (Rome, NY)  She had been ill about two months, and most of that time suffered with inflammatory rheumatism combined with malarial affections and dysentery. Difficulties of the stomach and digestive organs prevented the proper assimilation of food and death resulted from exhaustion and starvation.
     Mrs. Cantine's maiden name was Marion Cook. She was born in Durhamville, in Oneida county.  In 1859 she was married to Col. Cantine at Fair Haven, Vt., which was then her home.  In 1866, the family removed to Rome, NY and remained there till 1884, when they took up their residence in Syracuse.  During her residence in this city, she was an acitve member of the First M. E. church, and she was always one of the foremost in church work.  Besides her husband she leaves two sons -- Edward B. and Francis M. Cantine of Syracuse.  The remains will be brought to Rome to-morrow at 12:53 P.M., and services will be held in the First M. E. church at 1:30 P.M.  The remains were interred in Rome cemetery.    (RCOct07/1887)

SYKES - Died, at Massillon, Cedar county, Iowa, September 19, 1887, Mr. GEORGE SYKES, aged 57.  His early life was spent in Greenway, New York, where he leaves a aged mother, a brother and one sister, who reside in the same home where he left them.  Miss Julia Sykes, of Rome, NY is also a sister.  He has many friends here who remember his genial ways and sympathize with the family in this unexpected sorrow.  The following is taken from an Iowa paper where he resided:  "It becomes our painful duty to announce to the public the death of one of our most respected citizens at his home, Monday evening, September 19.  His illness lasted only a few days, being inflammation of the bowels.  We can only say that even in his friends' sorrowing it must be pleasant to remark that George was upright, honest, charitable and cheerful.  Truly he was a man without reproach.  Words cannot express the deep sorrow and regret that is felt here for one so highly respected and esteemed."  (RCOct07/1887)

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

YOUNG - In Rome, New York, October 8, 1887, of consumption, EDWARD YOUNG, aged 72 years.  (RCOct14/1887)     (obit follows)

Gone to Rest.
     Early Saturday morning last occurred the death of Edward Young, after a long and lingering illness of consumption.  Decreased was born in Lee on the 18th of June 1815, and spent his boyhood days in that town.  His first business experience was in the store of Mr. Stokes, at Lee Center.  Afterward he formed a copartnership with E. C. Hartson and opened a store at Camden.  Later he was engaged in business at South Corners, in Vienna, but the rebellion proved disastrous to his transactions.  Some twenty years ago he left Lee and followed book-keeping in Rome, where he continued to reside until his death.  He leaves, besides his wife, one son, Edward Young, who is engaged in business in Chicago, and one brother, David S. Young, of Lee Center.
     The funeral took place at his late residence, No. 318 N. Washington street, on Monday.  There was a goodly attendance of relatives and friends.  The services were conducted by Rev. T. B. Shepherd, of the First M. E. church, assisted by Revs. J. Zimmerman and J. W. Roberts.  Among the relatives present at the funeral were the son, Edward, the brother, David S., Mr. and Mrs. Utley, of Taberg, Mrs. S. W. Young and children, and Harris Cornish, of Lewis country.  The remains were taken to Lee Center and placed beside those of his daughter, who died thirty years ago.  (RCOct14/1887)

CROSSMAN - In Deerfield, New York, October 8, 1887, CURTIS CROSSMAN, in the 88th year of his age.  (RCOct14/1887)

WILLIAMS - At Verona Mills, New York, October 4, 1887, of paralysis, THOMAS J. WILLIAMS, aged 81 years.  (RCOct14/1887)  [see also (RCFeb03/1888)-WILLIAMS]

STREIFERT - In Rome, New York, October 11, 1887, of congestion of the bowels, CHARLES STREIFERT, aged 52 years.  (RCOct14/1887)

MOORE - Delta, New York.  DENNIE MOORE, youngest child of Mrs. Delia Moore, died last evening, aged 10 years.  He had been sick for some time with typhoid fever.  (RCOct14/1887)

LOOMIS - Mrs. RHODA  M. LOOMIS, mother of the once famous Loomis family, died a few days ago at the home of her daughter, M. Cornelia Loomis, near Central Square, Oswego county, aged 94 years.  (RCOct14/1887)  [see also (RCJan28/1887)-LOOMIS]

PRESCOTT - Judge AMOS H. PRESCOTT, who died at his home in Herkimer last Saturday (October 8, 1887), was a cousin of Hon. C. D. Prescott, of this city. (Rome, NY)    (RCOct14/1887)

WALKER - News has been received of the sudden death, by poisoning, of the youngest child of Thomas Walker, of Dakota.  Mr. Walker was preparing some horse liniment, when the little boy, aged about two years and a half, got hold of it and drank a portion sufficient to cause death in half an hour.  Mr. Walker formerly resided in Westmoreland, and Mrs. Walker is a daughter of Henry Harris, of Ava.  (RCOct14/1887)

WIGGINS - JOHN WIGGINS, a native of Western in Oneida county, died at his home at Miller's Corners, Ontario county, last week, aged 80 years.  Deceased was a brother of Alexander Wiggins and Mrs. Glen Petrie, of Rome, and Casey Wiggins, of Livingston county.  His wife and several children survive.  (RCOct14/1887)

PATTENGILL - Rev. C. N. PATTENGILL, pastor of the Baptist church in Marcy, died at his home in Whitesboro, New York, last Friday evening.  (October 7, 1887)  His death was caused by heart disease.  A wife and two children survive him.  At one time he was pastor of Whitestown for nine years.  Deceased was aged 66 years and 10 months.  (RCOct14/1887)

BRADSHAW - A man known as "PEANUT" BRADSHAW was found dead Monday morning (October 10, 1887), in a stone quarry on the farm of William Maxon, at Oriskany Falls, New York.  His body was found by teamsters, and had fallen evidently about fifty feet.  Death was probably instantaneous.  (RCOct14/1887)

UTLEY - The remains of SQUIRE P. UTLEY, of Omaha, Nebraska, son of the late David Utley, of this place, (Westmoreland, New York), and a grandson of the late Squire Utley, of North Western, were brought here Saturday (October 8, 1887) for interment.  The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church.  The deceased formerly resided at Moscow, New York, at which place he was at the time of his death, which occurred on Thursday, October 6, 1887, at the home of his brother-in-law, Dorus Thompson.  He was 34 years old.  (RCOct14/1887)

NESTLE - HENRY NESTLE, of North Western, New York, aged about 70 years, committed suicide by shooting with a revolver, on Monday (October 10, 1887) morning at half past seven.  He died in about an hour and a half.  He had made threats to different persons that he would take his own life.  Nestle lived by himself in what is called the Patrick Landers shoe shop, two doors above the Cold Spring House.  Nestle was engaged in butchering for other people and in the manufacture of ax helves.  He was considered somewhat eccentric, and house-keepers whom he engaged did not remain long.  Coroner Millington held an inquest Monday evening, with the following gentlemen as jury:  H. G. Bullock, J. V. Gue, A. L. Teller, N. B. Crill, G. W. Freeman, W. M. Norton, J. Schwarz, R. H. Hews, L. W. Lewis.  From the testimony of Drs. Hews and McGuire, who made an autopsy, it appeared that the pistol ball passed through Nestle's stomach to the spinal cord, causing paralysis and internal hemorrhage.  No one heard Nestle say anything after he shot himself, and the verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by a pistol wound intentionally or accidentally inflicted by himself.  The funeral occurred on Wednesday.  (RCOct14/1887)

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

BIRDSALL - At Paris Hill, New York, Wednesday, October 12, 1887, CARRIE E., daughter of William and Maria Birdsall, in the 20th year of her age.  (RCOct21/1887)

SNYDER - In Rome, New York, October 16, 1887, of consumption, FRANK SNYDER, aged 28 years.  (RCOct21/1887)

TURNER - In Utica, New York, October 16, 1887, Mrs. JOSEPHINE J. TURNER, aged 97 years, 6 months and 16 days.  (RCOct21/1887)

DAYTON - In Remsen, New York, October 16, 1887, HORACE DAYTON, in his 74th year.  (RCOct21/1887)

DAVIS - In Deerfield, New York, October 17, 1887, HENRY J. DAVIS, son of Mrs. William Bender and the late Julius Davis, aged 16 years and two months.  (RCOct21/1887)

KILBORN - At Brooklyn, New York, October 17, 1887, JENNIE L., wife of George L. Kilborn and daughter of Griffith Humphrey, of Holland Patent, aged 39 years.  (RCOct21/1887)

THAYER - At Lowell, New York, October 18, 1887, Mrs. SARAH THAYER, aged 24 years, 1 month and 5 days.  (RCOct21/1887)

TAYLOR -   The Holly (N.Y.) Standard of Oct. 13, has the following concerning the death of a former resident of Oneida county:  MORTIMER H. TAYLOR, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Eastern Orleans, died at his home in the town of Clarendon Sunday evening.(October 9, 1887).  He was 81 years of age, and his health had been failing for a number of years.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. R. W. Copeland.
     Mr. Taylor was born in Glastonbury, Conn., but spent most of the earlier portion of his life in Oneida county, where he was married and where his children were born.  He came to Clarendon in 1850.  Mr. Taylor was one of the founders of the M. E. church of this village and one of its first trustees.  Besides an aged widow he leaves five sons and one daughter:  Mrs. Harriet A. Stuart, of Rochester, Adin B. Taylor, of  Brockport, Dr. John H. Taylor, of Holley, Royal W. and George C. Taylor, of Clarendon, and Professor Z. P. Taylor, of Rochester.  (RCOct21/1887)

HYDE - The funeral of GEORGE HYDE, occurred at the church in Lee, New York.  Rev. D. W. Alysworth Officiated.  The deceased was an old and respected resident of this town (Lee, NY), and leaves a large number of friends to mourn.  (RCOct21/1887)  [in a Taberg, NY news item, the following:]
          George Hyde, a man 86 years old, living on the meadows, died last Saturday (October 15, 1887) afternoon after a short illness.  He was the father-in-law of Charles Fetterly.  (RCOct21/1887)

RATHBUN - The will of JOSHUA  RATHBUN, a native of Verona, in Oneida county, who died in Albany recently, has been admitted to probate.  The estate is estimated at $250,000.  (RCOct21/1887)

JACKSON - The body found in the Erie canal at Utica, New York last week has been identified as that of WILLIAM H. JACKSON, a mason, residing at Upper New York Mills, New York.  (RCOct21/1887)  [notice in the previous week's paper:  The body of an unkown man was found floating in the Erie canal at East Utica yesterday morning.  The man's shirt was marked "W.H.J."]  (RCOct14/1887)

TOMPKINS - At Washington Mills, New York, yesterday morning, ELMER TOMPKINS, a brakeman on the  Delaware & Western road, fell under the train, and the wheels of two box cars passed over his legs, cutting them up horribly.  Both legs had to be amputated.  His recovery is doubtful.  (RCOct21/1887)
                [Elmer Tompkins, the brakeman who had both his legs taken off below the knee at Washington Mills, last week, has since died from his injuries.]   RCOct28/1887)

JONES - EPHRAIM JONES, aged 40, a resident of Stanwix, but for the past summer acting as steersman on a boat on the Erie canal, was accidentally drowned at West Troy Tuesday (October 19, 1887).  Deceased was a brother of Richard Jones and Mrs. John R. Temple, of Stanwix, and Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, of Stanton.  Messrs. Jones and Temple went to West Troy for the remains, and returned yesterday noon.  They were taken to the late residence of the deceased.  (RCOct21/1887)

PARKS - The residents of this city (Rome, NY) were startled yesterday morning by the announcement of the death of JAMES PARKS, for many years one of Rome's brightest lawyers.  While his death was not unexpected, yet the news came suddenly upon many who did not think he was as near his end.  He breathed his last about three A. M.  Up to 1882 his health had been comparatively good.  In the spring of that year he was afflicted with what he considered rheumatism, which finally developed into spinal difficutly, completely depriving him of the use of his lower limbs.  Then, lung trouble set in, and he was compelled to discontinue his office business, and had his library removed to his dwelling on Turin street.  About two weeks previous to his death he was taken with hemorrhage, which prostrated him and was the immediate cause of his death.
     The deceased was born near the village of Glenmore, in the town of Annsville, in Oneida county.  He attended the district schools of the town until he reached the age of about eighteen years.  After working among the farmers in the neighborhood for some time, he came to the city and obtained employment in the rolling mill.  He remained here about a year, and with his earnings took a course in the normal school at Albany.  He afterward taught in the district schools in his native town.  After the year 1872 he decided to adopt the law as his profession, and came to Rome and entered the office of Pomeroy & Southworth, at that time one of the leading law firms in Oneida county.  Being very studious, he succeeded in gaining admittance to the bar after a two-years' course.  Shortly after opening his office, he was appointed city attorney, and held that position for three successive terms. He was afterward elected recorder, and served one term in that capacity.  Those were the only public offices he ever held, but his administration of those gave excellent satisfaction.  In 1877 he formed a co-partnership with Willard Rinkle, which continued until he was elected recorder.  Later he and David E. Powers formed a co-partnership, but it only continued for six months, Mr. Parks being compelled to give up his office at that time on account of his health.  As a lawyer, Mr. Parks had few equals, and his presence at the Oneida county bar will be sadly missed.  He was very unaffected in his manner, but his arguments were made with a clearness and honesty that carried conviction with them.
     Besides his wife, the deceased leaves two sons, aged nine and seven years, also his aged mother, Mrs. E. Parks of this city, three brothers, Charles and Thomas Parks of New York city, and John Parks of this city, (Rome, NY) and a sister, Mrs. Charles Gaffney of Rochester.  The remains were interred in St. Peter's cemetery.   (RCOct21/1887)

WARD - At Taberg, New York.  WILLIAM WARD, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died last Monday. (October 17, 1887)  He has been an invalid several years, but of late has been failing quite rapidly.  He was 71 years old, and leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters.  The funeral occurred at his late residence.  (RCOct21/1887)

HILLMAN - Mrs. HILLMAN, who resided about half way between this village (Taberg) and Taberg station, was found dead in her house last Saturday. (October 15, 1887)  She was last seen alive on Thursday (October 13, 1887), and then seemed in usual health.  John Bloss got her mail from the post-office and left it at the front door as usual.  Sunday he passed the house and saw the mail as he had left it, and so suspicion was aroused that something was wrong.  The door was forced open and she was found dead in her bed and already considerably decomposed.  Coroner Millington was notified and on arriving empaneled the following jury:  R. G. Savery, foreman; Charles Cook,  Ambrose Bloss, Willis E. Waterman, C. H. Bambing, B. F. Secor, Zepheriah Owens,   W. H. Nelson, Garrett S. White, Alanson White, Frank Fetterly, George A. Larrabee, W. W. Barber, and G. H. Palms.  No marks of violence were found, and the verdict arrived at was that she died of heart disease.  She was about 60 years of age.  Her maiden name was Louisa Hand, and most of her life had been spent in the home where she died.  (RCOct21/1887)

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

CLOHER - In New Hartford, New York, October 24, 1887, ALBERT D. CLOHER, aged 28 years and 22 days.  (RCOct28/1887)

MEREDITH - In Steuben, New York, September 24, 1887, GEORGE MEREDITH, aged 69 years, 5 months and 9 days.  (RCOct28/1887)

FITZSIMMONS - In Rome, New York, October 26, 1887, Mrs. ROSE FITZSIMMONS.  On Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. James Fitzsimmons died at her home on Liberty street.  About three weeks ago she fell and fractured her hip.  Thus, together with an attack of malarial fever, with which she had suffered for about three weeks previous to her accident, was the cause of her death.  Her age was seventy-two years.  She was born in Ireland, but emigrated to this country and settled with her husband in Rome, New York.  Besides her husband, the deceased leaves three sons, Philip and John Fitzsimmons, of New York city, and Thomas Fitzsimmons, of San Francisco, California, and four daughters, Mrs. William C. White, Misses Mary and Kate Fitzsimmons, of this city, (Rome, NY) and Sister Rose, of Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada.  (RCOct28/1887)

DEAN - McConnellsville, New York.  Little LIZZIE, daughter of Frank and Anna Dean, died last Monday (October 24, 1887), and was buried Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral was held at the church, and a large attendance present.  (RCOct28/1887)

MIDLAM - At Rome, New York, Miss SUSAN M. MIDLAM died at the home of her brother, Samuel T. Midlam, on Embargo street, on Saturday (October 22, 1887) afternoon last.  Her age was 47 years, and for a long time she had suffered with liver and stomach difficulty and with neuralgia.  She was not confined to her bed until about three weeks before her death.  For twenty-five years she had been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was an earnest Christian.  She was a daughter of the late John Midlam, and had been a resident of Rome for twenty years.  The deceaced leaves three brothers, Samuel and Frank Midlam, of this city, and John Midlam, of Western, and four sisters, Mrs. Thomas S. Warcup, of Rome, Mrs. Ezra Clark, of Western, Mrs. George Massee, of Louisville, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Thomas J. Selden, of Rising Cisy, Neb.
     The funeral occurred Tuesday at her late home.  The services were conducted by Rev. T. B. Shepherd, assisted by Rev. J. W. Roberts.  The remains were interred in Wright Settlement cemetery.  (RCOct28/1887)

BAKER - Tuesday (October 25, 18870 morning L. H. Baker, of this city, (Rome, NY) received a telegram announcing the death of his brother LAFAYETTE BAKER at his home in New Milford, Conn.  His disease was consumption, with which he had suffered for many years.  Mr. Baker was a resident of Rome up to about sixteen years ago.  While here he learned the printing trade in the CITIZEN office.  After leaving here he worked at his trade in Bridgeport, Conn.  A few years ago he took up his residence in New Milford, where he published a paper called The Item, and continued to do so until a year or two ago, when failing health compelled him to relinquish the profession to which his life had been devoted.  He was in his 40th year, and was born in Vernon, Oneida county.  He leaves a wife and one child, besides two brothers and one sister -- James Baker, of Stockbridge, Madison county, Lewis H. Baker, of Rome, and Mrs. Elvira Kirtland, of Bridgeport, Conn.  (RCOct28/1887)

STEWART - Last week, two sons of Captain C. C. Stewart of the canal boat M. D. Bond of Oswego Falls, New York, contracted diptheria, and when the boat was about three miles west of this city (Rome, NY) on Thursday evening, (October 20, 1887) the elder, ALBERT, aged 13 died.  As soon as the boat reached this city the younger ALEXANDER, aged 10, was placed in the care of Dr. Post, but the child died on Friday morning. (October 21, 1887).  The captain's two daughters, Dora and Mary, had been traveling with their father on the boat.  On Saturday he returned to Oswego Falls with his daughters and dead boys, leaving his steersman Charles Hines, in charge of the boat.  On Tuesday morning (October 25, 1887) Mr. Himes received a dispatch from Captain Stewart's eldest son, which stated that the daughter MARY had just died from the disease and that Dora was quite low.  Later reports say Dora is improving.  (RCOct28/1887)

METCALF - GOERGE W. METCALF, who was born at Augusta, Oneida county, New York, in 1817, died at his home in West Haven, Conn., October 15, 1887.  He followed the profession of school teaching in this State for a number of years, and then went to West Haven, where he has since resided.  (RCOct28/1887)

McLAUGHLIN - Dr. ROBERT McLAUGHLIN died in Camden, New York yesterday.  He had practiced medicine there ever since 1867.  He was 46 years of age, and leaves a wife and a family of small children.  (RCOct28/1887)

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