Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1885

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 1, 1885

PARMALEE - At Knoxboro, New York, April 28, 1885, of pneumonia, LOUISA COOK, wife of Homer L. Parmalee, aged 79 years.  (RCMay01/1885)

CASE - In New Hartford, New York, Tuesday, April 28, 1885, Mrs. ELIZABETH CASE, widow of the late Pliny Case, in the 87th year of her age.  (RCMay01/1885)

ROBERTS - At Yorkville, New York, Sunday, April 26, 1885, FRANK H. ROBERTS, aged 26 years.  (RCMay01/1885)

LOUCK - In Rome, New York, at the County House, April 25, 1885, MARY ANN LOUCK, aged 61 years, 5 months and 25 days.  (RCMay01/1885)

BARDO - In Clinton, New York, April 29, 1885, Mrs. ENOS BARDO, daughter of John Keeffel, aged 26 years and 10 months.  (RCMay01/1885)

TRACY - At Vernon Center, New York, April 29, 1885, SAMUEL D. TRACY, aged 72 years.  (RCMay01/1885)

WATSON - At Yorkville, New York, Wednesday, April 29, 1885, EDWIN WATSON, aged 77 years, 16? months and 27 days.  (RCMay01/1885)

CRANDALL - In East Florence, New York, April 21, 1885, Miss CYNTHIA CRANDALL, aged 16 years.  (RCMay01/1885)

STERLING - In Rome, New York, April 24, 1885, INA STERLING, only daughter of Horace and Jane C. Sterling, aged 13 years, 3 months and 7 days.   The physicians who attended her revealed the fact by post mortem examination that it was an uncommon case, and no human skill could have reached it.  The liver, heart, and lungs were badly diseased.  This is the third death in less than three years within this immediate family circle, and now two more are in a very bad condition.  Mr. Sweet, at Whitestown, is no better, but Mrs. Sterling has slightly improved during the few past days.  (RCMay01/1885)  [see related notice RCJun26/1885-STERLING]

VLEIT - At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John Breeze, in Rome, New York, April 24, 1885, of apoplexy, MARY VLEIT, aged 63 years and 9 months.  (RCMay01/1885)

CONDON - In Deerfield, New York, Sunday, April 26, 1885, JOHN, youngest son of P.D. and Nellie Condon, aged 1 year, 8 months and 19 days.  (RCMay01/1885)

EWING - At Holland Patent, New York, April 25, 1885, F. DELOS, only son of Franklin Ewing, aged 14 years and 4 months.  (RCMay01/1885)

GRIFFITHS - April 24, 1885, at Boonville, New York, Mr. GRIFFITH W. GRIFFITHS, aged 76 years, 2 months and 20 days.  (RCMay01/1885)

McMILLAN - In Deansville, New York, April 26, 1885, JOHN McMILLAN, in the 84th year of his age.  (RCMay01/1885)

MOTT - At Lee Center, New York,  Friday, April 24, 1885, of consumption, SUSIE MOTT, wife of Joseph Mott and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hitchcock, in her 23d year.  She leaves a husband and child.   (RCMay01/1885)

BURKE - At Utica, New York -- The West Shore road is death to the unfortunate employee, particularly the poor brakemen, LAWRENCE J. BURKE is the latest victim.  The usual verdict,  "no one to blame."  Oh, no! although such an accident could not have occurred on the New York Central or Black River roads -- flying switches being  prohibited on both, and the use of coupling sticks is compelled by stringent rules.  Not only employees but passengers are much safer on those roads, than on the West Shore, which is seemingly run in obedience to the ancient maxium of gamblers, "Luck against science."   (RCMay01/1885)

FITZGERALD - At West Rome, New York -- Mrs. A.L. FITZGERALD, a lady boarding at T. Fleming's on Jay street, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. (April 25, 1885)  Her age was 53 years.  Saturday evening her remains were taken to Oneida (her former residence) for interment.  (RCMay01/1885)

TRACY - At Vernon Center, New York, April 29, 1885, SAMUEL D. TRACY.  (RCMay01/1885)   (obit follows)

     Died -- At Vernon Center, NY, April 29, 1885, SAMUEL D. TRACY, aged 72 years.  Deceased was born at Ridge Mills, NY, and was a brother of Seymour Tracy, at one time a prominent lawyer in this county.  Mr. Tracy's father raised a company at Rome and was killed while leading a scouting party at Fort George, during the war of 1812.  Mr. Tracy was a piano manufacturer, starting a factory at Hampton, Oneida County, and making some of the first pianos in this and surrounding towns.  In his latter years he gave music lessons upon different instruments and occasionally tuned pianos and organs.  He leaves a wife and family of four sons and two daughters -- two sons and both daughters married and living here. The funeral will be held Friday, (May 1, 1885) at 2 P.M.  (RCMay01/1885)

STEELE - In Syracuse, New York, April 28, 1885, Mrs. FRANK STEELE.  (RCMay01/1885)  (obit follows)

Death of Mrs. Frank Steele.
     Mrs. Frank Steele, a daughter of Peter Quinn, of Rome, New York, died in Syracuse Tuesday morning (April 28, 1885) under peculiar circumstances.  Hearing last week that her husband (who is an engineer on the Central Railroad) was seriously ill in Syracuse, she went there to attend him.  On Monday she was taken ill, and the friend with whom she was stopping, Mrs. Patrick Lyons, went to Dr. F.W. Smith, a physician of that city, for something to relieve her.  He gave her a preparation of chloral potassium, with instructions to give a teaspoonful of it once in three or four hours.  Next morning Mrs. Steele dressed to go out for a walk, between 8 and 9 o'clock, but a few minutes later Mrs. Lyons found her lying in a state of insensibility at the foot of the stairs.  Dr. Smith was called and pronounced her to be dead.  An examination of the vial of medicine showed that she must have taken ten teaspoonfuls during the night, which was at least twice the quantity ordered.  It is probable that the powerful medicine taken was the cause of her death.  William J. Grogan, a brother-in-law of deceased, went to Syracuse Tuesday and brought home the remains.  (RCMay01/1885)

STRYKER - In Rome, New York, April 30, 1885, Hon. JOHN STRYKER.  (RCMay01/1885)  (obit follows)

Death of Hon. John Stryker.
     Hon. John Stryker, one of Rome's oldest and most respected citizens died at half past eight o'clock last evening (April 30, 1885), at his residence in this city, corner of Liberty and Spring streets.  He was in the 77th year of his age, having been born  December 8, 1808.  In the fall of 1867 -- nearly eighteen years ago -- he was the Democratic nominee for Congress in this district against Hon. A.H. Bailey, and while standing at the polls election day he was stricken with paralysis, and was taken to his home in an apparently dying condition.  Slowly, however, he recovered from that attack, and regained the use of his limbs so far as to be able to walk about the street; but the shock to his physical system was so great that he continued much enfeebled, though his mental faculties appear to have been clear as ever.  His health has been very good during the past winter till about a month ago, since which time he has been quite feeble.  His sudden death, however, was unexpected to his family and friends.
     Deceased came to Rome in 1829, when about 21 years of age.  He had just been admitted to practice in the county court, and at once formed a law partnership with Alanson Bennett, then a prominent lawyer of this county.  Later he formed partnerships with Henry A. Foster, Charles Tracy, Calvert Comstock and B.J. Beach, the firms being Foster, Stryker & Tracy; Foster, Stryker & Comstock; and Stryker, Comstock & Beach.
     In 1835 Mr. Stryker was elected a member of the Assembly, and while in that body he obtained a charter for the Utica & Syracuse Railroad, of which corporation he was the first attorney.   He also a few years later procured the charter for the old Bank of Rome, of which he was for many years president.  In 1837 he was appointed by the Governor Surrogate of Oneida County, a position he continued to hold for ten years, till his successor was elected under the constitution of 1846.  He then withdrew from legal practice, and has never since taken it up again.
     Deceased was an ardent Democrat and a prominent member of the Democratic party, having been a delegate to four national conventions, and twelve State conventions, and for ten years a leading member of the Democratic State Committee.  He has long been an influential member of the Zion Episcopal Church.  He was elected a vestryman in 1840, and held that position until 1866, when he was elected a warden, which position he has since held.
     Mr. Stryker was married in 1839 to the daughter of Hon Thomas H. Hubbard, of Utica, who survives him.  He leaves two sons and three daughters, Captain John Stryker, Thomas H. Stryker and Miss Phebe H. Stryker of this city, Mrs. Edward Butler, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. F. Bayard Smith of West Troy.     (RCMay01/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 8, 1885

HALLECK - In Westmoreland, New York, May 1, 1885, A. H. HALLECK, aged 84 years, 8 months and 15 days.  (RCMay08/1885)

SOPER - In New Hartford, New York, May 2, 1885, EUNICE A., wife of Goodwin P. Soper, aged 68 years.  (RCMay08/1885)

BABCOCK - In Washington Mills, New York, April 30, 1885, MARTHA, twin daughter of H. Lee and Elizabeth Chapman Babcock, aged 5 years, 5 months and 9 days.  (RCMay08/1885)

BROWN - In New Hartford, New York, May 1, 1885, Mrs. LUCY BROWN, aged 77 years.  (RCMay08/1885)

MYERS - In Whitestown, New York, April 30, 1885, Mrs. HELEN L. MYERS, aged 56 years.  (RCMay08/1885)

MORSE - At Washington Mills, New York, April 30, 1885, KITTIE L. only child of Edwin L. and Mary A. Morse, aged 5 years, 8 months and 18 days.  (RCMay08/1885)

LINTS - In Alder Creek, New York, April 29, 1885, Mrs. ELIZABETH LINTS, aged 78 years, 3 months and 10 days.  (RCMay08/1885)

CLARKE - At Willowvale, New York, May 3, 1885, at the residence of his son-in-law, James E. Thomson, LEWIS CLARKE, aged 74 years and 5 months.  (RCMay08/1885)

YOUNG - In the town of Kirkland, New York, May 4, 1885, WILLIAM T. YOUNG, aged 83 years and 3 days.  (RCMay08/1885)

WHEELOCK  - In Vienna, New York, May 2, 1885, OTIS WHEELOCK, aged 89 years,  3 months and 15 days.  (RCMay08/1885)

BARROWMAN - At New York Mills, New York, May 4, 1885, AMANDA BARROWMAN, wife of James Barrowman, aged 69 years.  (RCMay08/1885)

BEACH - At his residence on Thomas street, Rome, New York, May 5, 1885, HENRY H. BEACH, aged 61 years.  (RCMay08/1885)

PATTERSON - In Oriskany, New York, May 6, 1885, ROBERT PATTERSON, father of Samuel Patterson, of New Hartford, NY, and Mrs. Albert Owens, of Toronto, Canada, in the 92d year of his age.  (RCMay08/1885)

WILDS - In Rome, New York, May 6, 1885, of congestion of the brain, EMMA, wife of Thomas C. Wilds, aged 37 years and 6 months.  Funeral, Saturday, May 9, 1885 at the family residence on Second street.  (RCMay08/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 15, 1885

CLARK - In Floyd, New York, May 12, 1885, MARY H. CLARK, widow of Asa S. Clark, and daughter of Linus L. and Olive Moulton, aged 58 years.  (RCMay15/1885)

KENYON - In Whitesboro, New York, Tuesday, May 12, 1885, EKZIAH B. KENYON, aged 65 years, 7 months and 26 days.  (RCMay15/1885)

BOWERS - In Utica, New York, May 13, 1885, PHOEBE BOWERS, aged 83 years.  (RCMay15/1885)

JONES - In Utica, New York, May 13, 1885, ELLEN, relict of the late Thomas T. Jones, aged 81 years and 2 months.  RCMay15/1885)

SOLEY - In Utica, New York, May 9, 1885, JOHN SOLEY, in the 69th year of his age.  (RCMay15/1885)

LOVELL - At Waterville, New York, May 13, 1885, Mrs. MARY LOVELL, aged 70 years.  (RCMay15/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday,, May 22, 1885

CARR - In Nellsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin, of consumption, Sunday, May 10, 1885, CHARLES M. CARR, youngest son of  I. T. Carr, publisher of the Nellsville Republican and Press, aged 23 years, 1 month and 12 days.  (RCMay22/1885)

SCUDDER - In Rome, New York, May 17, 1885, EMMA, wife of Dr. N.C. Scudder, aged 27 years.  (RCMay22/1885)
(obit follows)

     Mrs. Emma Scudder, wife of Dr. Nelson C. Scudder, died at their residence on James street Sunday evening, (May 17, 1885) after an illness of about two weeks.  Her age was 27 years.  Deceased was formerly Miss Emma Walcott, and resided in Philadelphia.  She was married about seven years ago, and leaves two children, a boy of six years and a girl of four, who, with her bereaved husband, have the sympathy of our community.  She also leaves a father and four sisters.  She was a social, pleasant woman, and made many friends.  At her death she was an officer of the Good Templars' Lodge recently established here, and one of its active members.  The funeral was held Wednesday forenoon, at the late home of the deceased.  Rev. Dr. Egar conducted the services.  J.E. Fell, W.S. Jones, Wm. H. Maxham, John Ethridge, J.S. Reid and Charles Rudd were the bearers.  (RCMay22/1885)

HOLSTEAD - In Rome, New York, May 17, 1885, HARVEY HOLSTEAD, aged about 59 years.  Mr. Holstead formerly lived at Blossvale, NY.   (RCMay22/1885)  (obit follows)

Death's Doings.
     Harvey Holstead, whose serious illness was mentioned last week, died of cerebro-spinal meningitis on Sunday evening, (May 17, 1885) at his residence, No. 91 Embargo street, in Rome, New York.  He had been ill about two weeks, and was a great sufferer.  His age was about 59 years.  Deceased was a brother of Warren and Luther Holstead of Annsville, and John Holstead of  Vienna, of which latter town he had been a resident for many years before coming to Rome, some eighteen years since.  In this place he was for sometime a clerk in the freight office of the R.W. & O. Railroad Company, and was afterward engaged in the grocery and bakery business, and for a time was a partner of Henry Johnson in the coal business.  He was friendly and sociable, and esteemed by all who knew him.  He leaves a widow and two sons, Joseph Holstead of Camden, and Edward Holstead of Rome.  Funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon, (May 20, 1885) conducted by Rev. Dr. Peabody.  The bearers were B.W. Williams, J.W. Brockett, Jerome Graves, James Thomas, Gains Clarabut, and George Huntington.  (RCMay22/1885)

LONG - In Washington Mills, New York, May 9, 1885, SARAH AGNES, daughter of Michael and Sarah Long, aged 3 years, 3 months and 15 days.  (RCMay22/1885)

LONG - In Washington Mills, New York, May 16, 1885, HENRY M., son of Michael and Sarah Long, aged 10 months and 5 days.  (RCMay22/1885)

HOPKINS - In Utica, New York, May 15, 1885, CHARLES H. HOPKINS,  in his 66th year.  (RCMay22/1885)

HAKES - At Clayville, New York, Sunday, May 17, 1885, HALSEY C. HAKES, aged 70 years.  (RCMay22/1885)

CROSBY - At his residence in Prospect, New York, Saturday, May 16, 1885, SMITH E. CROSBY, aged  83 years.  (RCMay22,2885)

STOKES - Mr. PATRICK STOKES, who died on Saturday (May 16, 1885) at his residence on South Hamilton street in Utica, New York, ranked as the most skillful boss fuller in the woolen factories of New England many years ago.  He was employed many years at Northampton, Mass., when the goods produced took the very highest rank.  Mr. Stokes was a quiet, honest, industrious, worthy man.  He was 87 years of age.  (RCMay22/1885)

GLASS - Mrs. GEORGE GLASS died at her residence, two miles northeast of Rome, New York, early Monday morning, (May 18, 1885) of consumption.  Her age was 47 years.  Most of her life had been spent in Rome, she having come here with her parents from Albany when she was quite young.  She had been for many years a consistent member of the First M.E. Church, and was esteemed by all who knew her for her many amiable qualities.  She leaves a husband and four children, and her father, James Haddlesey, of Rome, also survives her.  (RCMay22/1885)

NILES - JASPER R. NILES died on Wednesday (May 20, 1885) at his residence two miles east of Stanwix of congestion of the lungs and bowels.  He had been ill about a week.  He was 61 years of age, and was born on the farm where he died.  He was a brother of Antle Niles and of Mrs. Richard D. Jones, and a son of the late John Niles.  He leaves a widow and eight children, ranging in age from 23 years down to 3.  The funeral will be held at his residence, and the remains will be interred in Rome cemetery.  (RCMay22/1885)

FERRY - Knoxboro, New York.  Mrs. FERRY died Thursday (May 14, 1885) after a severe illness.  The funeral occurred Saturday (May 16, 1885) and was largely attended.  (RCMay22/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 29, 1885

SHAW - In Deerfield, New York, Thursday, May 28. 1885, JOHN SHAW, in the 84th year of his age.  (RCMay29/1885)

WARD - LAURA WINSLOW WARD, wife of James G. Ward, born in Picton, Canada, January 28, 1824, died in Rome, New York, May 26, 1885, in her 62d year.  (RCMay29/1885)

SMITH - In Ogdensburg, New York, May 27, 1885, of paralysis, JOSEPH G. SMITH, aged 61 years.  Funeral at the residence of G.W.A. Smith, on Bloomfield street, Rome, NY at 2 P.M. Friday.  Friends are invited.   (RCMay29/1885)

JAMES - In Remsen, New York, May 23, 1885, JOHN JAMES, aged 67 years, 4 months and 5 days.  (RCMay29/1885)

BARKER - In Kirkland, New York, May 24, 1885, Mrs. ALONZO BARKER, aged 68 years.  (RCMay29/1885)

WARNER - At Coonradt Settlement, New York, May 25, 1885, ANDREW WARNER, in his 51st year.  (RCMay29/1885)

ROOT - At his residence, College Hill, Clinton, New York, on May 22, 1885, in his 82d year, OREN ROOT, LL.D., professor emeritus of mathematics, geology and mineralogy in Hamilton College.  (RCMay29/1885)

FORTUNE - In Rome, New York, May 23, 1885, of congestion of the brain, PATRICK FORTUNE, aged 48 years.  (RCMay29/1885)

HOLDEN - In Boonville, New York, May 16, 1885, of congestion of the lungs, GEORGE RICHEY HOLDEN, aged 3 years and 1 day.  (RCMay29/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 5, 1885

STUART - At Clinton, New York, May May 29, 1885, WILLIAM STUART, in the 82d year of his age.  (RCJun05/1885)

ERNST - In Marcy, New York, May 28, 1885, ANNA MARIA, wife of John Ernst, aged 61 years, 10 months and 9 days.  (RCJun05/1885)

EVANS - In Whitesboro, New York, suddenly, May 28, 1885, ELIZABETH  WHITE, wife of Hammond P. Evans, and daughter of the late J. Antill White.  (RCJun05/1885)

ADAMS - At Clark's Mills, New York, June 3, 1885, MARY,  wife of William Adams, aged 71 years.  (RCJun5/1885)

McFARLAND - In Floyd, New York, June 3, 1885, IVA C., daughter of E.E. and Anna M. McFarland, aged 3 years, 8 months and 1 day.  (RCJun05/1885)

ELPHICK - In Glenmore, New York, May 26, 1885, child of W. M. Elphick.  (RCJun05/1885)

JONES - In Camden, New York, May 21, 1885, JENNIE E., wife of  R.P. Jones, aged 86 years.  (RCJun05/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 12, 1885

BUTTS - In Rome, New York, June 9, 1885, Mrs. C. E. BUTTS, aged 78 years, 2 months and 23 days.  (RCJun12/1885)  (obit follows)

     Mrs. C.E. Butts, widow of the late Silas W. Butts, died at her residence, No. 49 Thomas St., on Tuesday, (June 9, 1885) in the 79th year of her age.  Her husband died some ten years ago, since which time she has boarded with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Link, who occupy a portion of her home.  She was a daughter of the late Asa Colburn, and had been in Rome since she was a little child.  She had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church for 57 years, and was greatly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.  One daughter survives her -- Mrs. H.P. Selden of Kansas City, Mo., who arrived in Rome a few days before her mother's death.  All her other children preceded her to "the land beyond the river."  (RCJun12/1885)

PELL - In Rome, New York, June 9, 1885, of pneumonia, EDWARD R. PELL, in his 48th year.  (RCJun12/1885)
(obit follows)

The Grim Visiter.
     Edward R. Pell, brother of Henry W. Pell, died at his residence on Embargo St. in Rome, New York, at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, of typhoid pneumonia.  He had been ill only about two weeks, but his chances for recovery were considered doubtful from the outset.  He was a little better on Sunday, but early Monday afternoon he sank into an unconscious state from which he never rallied.  Deceased was in the 48th year of his age, and leaves a widow and five children to mourn the loss of their nearest earthly friend.  He had resided in Rome some twenty years, and had long been a consistent member of the Baptist Church.  (RCJun12/1885)

STANFORD - In East Florence, New York, June 4, 1885, ETTA  F., wife of Erwin S. Stanford, aged 21 years and 4 months.  (RCJun12/1885)

STUART - In Mohawk, New York, June 3, 1885, at the residence of her grandson, W.A. Stuart, Mrs. NANCY STUART, widow of the late Alexander Stuart, of the town of Winfield, in the 95th year of her age.  (RCJun12/1885)

THOMAS - June 7, 1885, at Steuben, near Remsen, New York, ELIZABETH, relict of the late T. Daniel Thomas, aged 72 years and 8 months.  (RCJun12/1885)

THOMAS - At Remsen, New York, June 6, 1885, ANN, adopted daughter of Thomas P. and Ann Thomas, aged 39 years  11 months and 26 days.  (RCJun12/1885)

DERRING - Oriskany Falls, New York.  Gus. Derring's boy, aged about five years, was drowned Friday (June 5, 1885) in a canal lock while fishing with a companion.  As he was sinking for the last time his companion caught him by the hair but could not hold him.  The water had to be drawn from the lock before the body could be recovered.  (RCJun12/1885)

WHEDON - At Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, June 8, 1885, Rev. DANIEL D. WHEDON.  (RCJun12/1885)  (obit follows)

Death of a Noted Ex-Roman.
     The Rev. Daniel D. Whedon, D.D., for so many years distinguished as an editor and author in the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at Atlantic Highlands, N.J., last Monday, (June 8, 1885) aged 77 years.  He was born in Geddes, Onondaga Co., but removed to Rome with his father when a boy, and lived here till after he attained his majority.  He was a graduate of Hamilton College, and a man of great ability and industry.  His Bible Commentary will be a lasting memorial of his study and research.  He was a teacher in several seminaries and other institutions of learning, and for nearly thirty years past the able editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review.  He has gone to his reward full of years and full of honors.  (RCJun12/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 19, 1885

ROGERS - In New Hartford, New York, June 16, 1885, ELIZABETH KINNEAR, relict of James Rogers, formerly of Albany, New York.  (RCJun19/1885)

VERSAUMER - In Rome, New York, June 14, 1885, of dropsy, GODFRIED VERSAUMER, aged 77 years and 2 months.  (RCJun19/1885)

ABRAHAM - In Taberg, New York, June 10, 1885, MARY ANN  McCLELLAND, wife of George Abraham, in her  69th year.  (RCJun19/1885)

FROST - In Whitesboro, New York, June 14, 1885, HENRIETTA GOODRICH FROST, aged 60 years.  (RCJun19/1885)

GUITEAU - In Trenton, New York, June 13, 1885, LUTHER GUITEAU, M.D., aged 80 years 1 month and 8 days.  (RCJun19/1885)

STAFFORD - At New York Mills, New York, June 11, 1885, MARY JANE, wife of James Stafford, aged 39 years.  (RCJun19/1885)

COLE - LUTHER COLE, a printer whose father lives in Oneida, New York, was killed at Sabula, Iowa, last Friday night. (June 12, 1885)  It is believed to have been the work of robbers, as some $50 in money had been taken from him.  (RCJun19/1885)

PAGE - Mrs. LAURA PAGE, wife of Ira Page of West Vienna, New York, died very suddenly last Sunday night.  (June 14, 1885)  She was 81 years old, and had not for many years enjoyed very good health, but was out of doors on Sunday, and to appearance as well as usual.  About 10 o'clock that evening she was taken sick, and at 12 o'clock had passed away.  No especial cause is assigned for her death.  She had lived in the town at least forty years, and was respected and esteemed by all who knew her.  She leaves her husband, three sons and two daughters.  (RCJun19/1885)

FERGUSON - WILLIAM FERGUSON, an old resident of the town of Western, New York, and who has been ill for some time with consumption of the blood, died at his home on Webster Hill last Tuesday. (June 16, 1885)  The funeral will be held at the house with Rev. Robert Flint of Madison officiating.  (RCJun19/1885)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 26, 1885

BULLARD - In Deerfield, New York, June 16, 1885, Miss EMILY BULLARD, aged 54 years.  RCJun26/1885)

WEST - In New Hartford, New York, June 21, 1885, SELINA,  youngest daughter of William and Selina West, aged 2 years, 5 months and 14 days.   ( RCJun26/1885)

PIKE - At Clayville, New York, June 19, 1885, ANNIE  L. MANY, wife of Rev. G.R. Pike, and sister of Mrs. G.N. Sweet, of Utica.  (RCJun26/1885)

CREACER - At Westmoreland, New York, June 19, 1885, GEORGIA  A., wife of Charles Creacer, aged 30 years, 4 months and 21 days.  (RCJun26/1885)

SMITH - At Oswego, New York, June 18, 1885, MARY  A., wife of Albert W. Smith, in the twenty-fifth year of her age.  (RCJun26/1885)

WOLFE - In Deerfield, New York, June 23, 1885,  DOROTHY, wife of George N. Wolfe, and mother of Mrs. Elias Irion and Mrs.  Gottleb Zitzner, aged 59 years.  (RCJun26/1885)

METCALF - At Westmoreland, New York, June24, 1885, N. F. METCALF, 73 years,  8 months.  (RCJun26/1885)
(obit follows)

     Nehemiah F. Metcalf, for many years past the postmaster at Westmoreland, died on Wednesday morning, (June 24, 1885) in the 74th year of his age.  He had been very ill for several weeks, but his friends continued till the last to hope for his recovery.  Deceased was a native of Otsego County, but the greater part of his life was spent in the towns of Vienna and Westmoreland.  He was a man of sterling integrity, esteemed and respected by all with whom he was brought in contact.   He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters -- F.M. and E.C. Metcalf and Mrs. A.F. Clark, of Westmoreland, and Mrs. E.H. Risley, of Utica.  Mrs. Metcalf is a daughter of the late Erastus Clark, and a sister of Mrs. William J. Cark, of Rome, New York.  (RCJun26/1885)

CRONK - Ava, New York.  Mrs. HIRAM CRONK, who has been ill for a long time with a cancer, was buried last Saturday (June 20, 1885).  The funeral services were held at the house, Rev. G. Ernst officiating.  Mrs. Cronk was about 80 years of age.  Her remains were interred in the cemetery near the Kenyon school house.  (RCJun26/1885)

BECKWITH - Mrs. SUSAN BECKWITH, widow of the late Henry Beckwith, of Western, NY  died yesterday at Ballston Spa.   She was a sister of the late Col. E. B. Armstrong and the last of a family of six brothers and sisters.  She leaves one daughter, Mrs. A. C. Dake who resides in Ballston.  (RCJun26/1885)

STERLING - At Green's Corners, New York, June 17, 1885, Mrs. ELIZABETH  STERLING.  (RCJun26/1885)  (obit follows)

Death of Mrs. E. Sterling.
     After a long and painful illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Sterling died at her home at Green's Corners June 17, 1885.  She was born in Schuyler, Herkimer Co., New Nork, March, 21, 1816, and was therefore at her death in her 70th year.  Her maiden name was Burch.  Her father, Ira Burch, together with George and Lovell Burch, were among the early settlers of Schuyler.  The two latter are still living.  She was married at Schuyler to Ira Sterling, who settled on a farm adjoining her birth-place, where they lived happily for a number of years, and where five children were born to them -- four daughters and one son.  At this period the husband died, leaving her as the whole support of these little children.  With a perseverance and courage that only a mother can show, she struggled on through the  following years to maintain and educate them.  One of them. Mrs. Van Dreasen died August 4, 1874 (her husband having died February 1, 1883).  The surviving members are Mrs. Amanuel Scofil and Mr. Horace Sterling, of Green's Corners, Mrs. T.D. Root, of Oriskany, and Mrs. E. C. Sweet, of Whitestown.
     She moved to Green's Corners in 1867, and purchased the Ives farm, on which she remained till the time of her death.
     Dr. Peabody officiated at the funeral, and clearly illustrated the need and loss of a mother.  The singing was rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howe. J.T. Howe and Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Wheeler, Mrs. Wheeler presiding at the organ. There was a floral token from the brother in Buffalo, of a beautiful cross.  Mr. Wiggins of  Rome had charge of the remains.  J.G. and C. Greene, Alexander Gray, B.F. Wilson, V. Riley and F. Hoag acted as bearers.  (RCJun26/1885)   [see related notice RCMay1/1885-STERLING]

Barbara Andresen