Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1885

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 3,1885

TOMPKINS - In Rome, New York, June 28, 1885, GRACE  E., daughter of Bradford and Josephine Tompkins, aged 9 years, 7 months and 25 days.  (RCJul03/1885)

BLACKMAN - In Waterville, New York, June 27, 1885, Dr. W.W. BLACKMAN, aged 66 years.  Dr. Blackman was a dentist, and he died of heart disease.    (RCJul03/1885)

GOODMAN - At Clark's Mills, New York, June 29, 1885, GEORGE GOODMAN, aged 83.  (RCJul03/1885)

SEATON - In New Hartford, New York, June 30, 1885, JOHN SEATON, aged 76 years, 3 months and 13 days.  (RCJul03/1885)

VIDVARD - In Utica, New York, June 30, 1885, PETER VIDVARD, aged 65 years, 9 months and 12 days.  (RCJul03/1885)

BURROWS - Lee Center, New York, items -- Mrs. LOUISE BURROWS, wife of Edward Burrows and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Adsit of Lee Line, died very suddenly of inflammation of the bowels at her residence in Redfield, Sunday morning, June 28, 1885, aged 35 years.  Her funeral was held at the residence of her father, Monday, the 29th, at 2 P.M., Rev. J.W. Simpson officiating.  (RCJul03/1885)

WALES - ROUSE P. WALES, an old resident of Westmoreland, New York, died at his home near Bartlett, last Monday (July 22, 1885).  His age was 84 years.  He leaves a widow and 2 sons.  (RCJul03/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 10, 1885

CLARK - Mrs. SYLVESTER CLARK, spoken of last week as having suffered shocks of paralysis, died on Monday morning.  (July 6, 1885)  The funeral will be attended from her late residence Wednesday, July 8, 1885.  (RCJul10/1885)

PIXLEY - In Kirkland, New York, July 5, 1885, Mrs. CHARLOTTE   M.  PIXLEY, wife of the late David Pixley, in the 81st year of her age.  (RCJul10/1885)

WICKS - At Paris, New York, July 5, 1885, Miss JENNIE C. WICKS, aged  49 years.  (RCJul10/1885)

SCHACHTEL - In Utica, New York, July 3, 1885, JACOB SCHACHTEL, aged  72 years, 11 months and 9 days.  (RCJul10/1885)

STANNARD - At Westmoreland, New York, July 7, 1885, CARRIE  E.  CLARK, wife of Lyman B. Stannard of Albany, New York, and daughter of Mrs. Caroline B. Clark, of Westmoreland, aged 33 years.  (RCJul10/1885)

BAKER - At Washington Mills, New York, July 4, 1885, BENJAMIN  BAKER, aged  83 years, 9 months and 5 days.  (RCJul10/1885)

SANFORD - At Oneida, New York, July 1, 1885, A. J. SANFORD, aged 71 years, father of O. M. Sanford, of New York city, and Mrs. Jay C. Smith, of Whitesboro.  (RCJul10/1885)

CLINCH - A little girl aged four years, daughter of Charles Clinch of Vernon, left her house for a little while last Friday afternoon (July 3, 1885) and went to a neighbor's.  As she did not return, her father went to look for her.  She was traced to the residence of Wm. Ethridge, some five or six rods from her home.  As the clew was there lost, her father got a rake and dragged Mr. Ethridge's cistern, which happened to be left open that day.  The little girl was found and carried home, but all the efforts of the physician who was called (Dr. Lewis) failed to resuscitate her.  The sad affair has caused much sorrow in the neighborhood, everyone sympathizing deeply with the afflicted parents.  (RCJul10/1885)

HART - The body of MOSES T. HART, a young man employed on the farm of August Ronspees, in Verona, has been found on the track near the Verona depot early Sunday morning. (July 5, 1885)  He had been to the circus in Rome Saturday, and was doubtless killed by the cars while walking on the track on his way home.  Coroner Sutton impaneled a jury, but the inquest stands adjourned till next Wednesday on account of the absence of railroad men who are wanted as witnesses.  The remains were buried in Rome cemetery Tuesday.  (RCJul10/1885)

McDERMOTT - FRANK McDERMOTT, a young man of 19, was killed by lightening in Deerfield, New York about noon yesterday, (Jauly 9, 1885) while sheltering himself from the storm under some hickory trees.  His dog, also dead, was found lying about three feet from him.   McDermott's cothing was torn to rags, and the earth was torn up near by, but there was no mark of injury on his body.  (RCJul10/1885)

LEONARD - About six o'clock last evening, (July 9, 1885) JOHN LEONARD, a man aged about 60, was found dead in Deerfield, NY, evidently killed by lightening.  (RCJul10/1885)

BAKER - In Canastota, New York, JULY 4, 1885, of consumption, CORA M. BAKER, only daughter of Ely E. and Sarah M. Baker, aged 20 years.  (RCJul10/1885)

MOWERS - The funeral of GEORGE MOWERS was attended to-day (July 7, 1885) at Churchville, New York.  Mr. Mowers was 72 years old, and had spent most of his life in Verona.  (RCJul10/1885)

BURK - JAMES BURK was struck by a locomotive near Franklin Iron Work, last Friday, and so badly injured that he died in the city hospital in Utica, New York, on Monday July 6, 1885.  (RCJul10/1885)

GRIFFTH - Miss KITTIE A. GRIFFITH, a sister of I.F. Griffith, of Rome, New York, died in Utica, NY Wednesday, July 8, 1885.  (RCJul10/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 17, 1885

DeVYR - In Camden, New York, June 29, 1885, CATHERINE DeVYR, aged 67 years.  (RCJul17/1885)

BLIGH - In Lee, New York, July 10, 1885, MILTON D. BLIGH, aged 55 years.  (RCJul17/1885)

SELDEN - In Williamstown, New York, July 8, 1885, JACOB M. SELDEN, aged 67 years.  (RCJul17/1885)

PALMER - In Washington Mills, New York, Sunday July 12, 1885, WILLIE A., son of George H. and Sarah A. Palmer, aged  16 years and 3 months.  (RCJul17/1885)

SMITH - In Westmoreland, New York, July 10, 1885, KATE S., eldest daughter of Samel G. and Charlotte P. Smith.  (RCJul17/1885)

WALKER - At Waterville, New York, July 12, 1885, HULDAH M. HUBBARD, wife of Orrin Walker, aged 76 years.  (RCJul17/1885)

GREGORY - In Oriskany, New York, July 14, 1885, ABIJAH GREGORY, aged 71.  (RCJul17/1885)

SMITH - At North Gage, New York, July 10, 1885, JENNIE A., wife of John H. Smith, aged 29 years, 6 months and 23 days.  (RCJul17/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, July 24, 1885

TYGERT - Mrs. John F. Draper, of Taberg, NY, has gone to Oneida to attend the funeral of her brother, JACOB TYGERT.  (RCJul24/1885)

SINK - MELVIN J. SINK, who was for many years a resident of Rome, New York, died in Adrian, Michigan, on Wednesday, July 15, 1885.  He was a brother of the late Andrew J. Sink, and was 66 years old.  (RCJul24/1885)

FLANAGAN - Capt. JOHN FLANAGAN, the father of John J. Flanagan of the Utica OBSERVER, died at his residence in that city last Tuesday morning. (July 21, 1885)  He was 74 years old, and had resided in Utica nearly half a century.  He was a man of staunch integrity, and respected by all who knew him.  (RCJul24/1885)

COOPER - In Topeka, Kansas, July 16, 1885, J. A. COOPER.  (RCJul24/1885)  (obit follows)

Died in Kansas.
     J.A. Cooper, who was several years a clerk in the Central R.R. freight office in Rome, New York, died in Topeka, Kansas, on Thursday of last week, (July 16, 1885) of hemorrhage of the lungs.   He left here in March, 1884, and went to  Kansas as a partner of Leonard K. Knapp, in the grocery business, hoping that change of climate might prove beneficial to his health, he having been for some time a sufferer from bronchial complaint.  After being in business together a year, they sold their grocery business, Mr. Knapp going to Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Cooper does not appear to have improved in health, but rather grew worse, his disease terminating fatally as above mentioned.  His remains were brought to Utica for interment, that city having been his home.  He leaves a widow who was formerly Miss Lizzie Robinson, and who at the time of her marriage was day operator in the telegraph office at the depot in Rome, New York.  (RCJul24/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday July 31, 1885

MARSDEN - At Forestport, New York, July 16, 1885, MARGARET JONES, wife of James Marsden, aged 56 years.  (RCJul31/1885)

WOOD - In Hawkinsville, New York, JUly 15, 1885, NELLIE R., daughter of Urias and Nettie Wood, aged 9 months and 25 days.

WATERMAN - In Camden, New York, July 18, 1885, HEPHZIBAH WATERMAN, aged 89 years.  (RCJul31/1885)

LOEVENGUTH - In Camden, New York, July 21, 1885, PETER LOEVENGUTH, aged 89 years.  (RCJul31/1885)

BALDWIN - In Utica, New York, Monday, July 27, 1885, LOUISA RATHBUN, wife of the late Heman Baldwin, aged 84 years.  (RCJul31/1885)

NENNINGER - JOHN NENNINGER, the Utica saloon keeper who drove the nail into his skull several weeks ago, died last evening.  We do not understand that the nail episode had anything to do with his death, as he appeared to have fully recovered from that injury.  (RCJul31/1885)

COLLINS - A Mrs. COLLINS, of Greenbush, aged 60, who was visiting in Port Jervis, NY, was killed there by the cars (train) Tuesday (July 28, 1885)  (RCJul31/1885)

WILLIAMS - J. MINOR WILLIAMS, of Thayer, Missouri, who formerly resided in Rome, NY and married Miss Mary Lohnes, of that town, died at his home in Missouri the 19th of June 1885 quite unexpectedly of congestion.  He left a wife to mourn.  Mrs. W. has signified to her Lee and Rome friends her intention to visit them soon, while suffering under the heavy hand of bereavement.  (RCJul31/1885)

SAVERY - At Rome, New York, July 28, 1885, Mrs. HANNAH SAVERY.  (RCJul31/1885)  (obit follows)

Death of a Very Old Lady.
     Mrs. Hannah Savery, the mother of Col. R.G. Savery of Annsville, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. H. Howland, on Embargo stret in Rome, NY, last Tuesday morning (July 28, 1885), of old age.  Deceased was almost 92 years old, having been born in Plymouth, Mass, Oct. 2, 1793.  She was married young, and removed to Annsville in this county in 1817.  Her husband, Phineas Savery, died thirteen years ago, since which time Mrs. Savery has resided with her children.  She has been the mother of twelve children, of whom, Col. R.G. Savery was the eldest.  Three others besides the Colonel are still living -- H.C. Savery, of Annsville, Clifton Savery of Audubon, Iowa, and Mrs. George H. Howland, of Rome.  Remains were taken to Taberg cemetery for interment.  (RCJul31/1885)

CLARK - Mrs. JOHN T. CLARK, of Brooklyn, formerly Miss Jennie Griffith, of Rome, NY, died last Friday night (July 24, 1885) at her home of typhoid pneumonia, after an illness of only nine days.  Mrs. Clark was a cousin of Mrs. John R. Edwards, of Rome, NY, and before her marriage resided in the family of ex-Alderman Wm. H. Davies.  She leaves a husband and a son and daughter, aged respectively eleven and nine years.  (RCJul31/1885)

POWELL - PATRICK D. POWELL, a brother-in-law of R.M. Grems of Rome, NY, died at his home near Westmoreland last Monday, (July 27, 1885) of cancer of the stomach.  He was an old and respected citizen of Westmoreland, and had for some time owned and conducted a cheese factory near his home.  He leaves a widow and three children -- two sons and a daughter.  His age was 62 years.  (RCJul31/1885)

HAYES - Panama Canal, TIMOTHY F. HAYES, WIFE & CHILD. (RCJul31/1885)  (obit follows)

A Family Destroyed.
     Tidings have been received by Misses Anna A. and Mary Hayes, who reside at No. 88 Court street in Rome, NY, that their brother, Timothy F. Hayes, his wife, and child of eighteen months, came to sad and untimely deaths a few weeks since.  Mr. Hayes was captain of a dredging vessel at Colon, on the Isthmus of Panama, and he fell a victim to a stray shot fired by one of his own sailors.  On the night of the 3d of July, 1885, he was called on deck to settle a disturbance between his own men, and when he reached the deck the bullets were flying in every direction.  One of them struck him, inflicting a wound of which he died next day.  His wife followed him on deck with her child in her arms, and in the confusion she fell in the well of the vessel and both were drowned.  The unfortunate man was permitted to look upon the remains of his loved ones just before the grim messenger summoned him away.
     Capt. Hayes came to Rome with his parents when a child of three years, and remained here till after he attained his majority.  At his death he was 34 years old.  He was a locomotive engineer, and the last nine years of his life were passed in the south and south-west.  His wife was a Miss Roach, of Callao, Peru, where her mother still resides.  Much  sympathy is felt for the sisters who are thus called to mourn the sad death of a beloved brother.  (RCJul31/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 7, 1885

FREYMULLER - In Clinton, New York, August 1, 1885, FREDERICK FREYMULLER, aged 18 years.  (RCAug07/1885)

WARNER - In Stittville, New York, July 31, 1885, SOPHIA M. wife of Rev. Albert R. Warner, aged 51 years and 21 days.  (RCAug07/1885)

AGNE - In Higginsville, New York, August 5, 1885, JACOB AGNE, aged 59 years, 6 months and 11 days,  (RCAug07/1885)

JENKS - In West Leyden, New York, July 25, 1885, Mrs. ORSON JENKS, aged 76 years and 9 months.  (RCAug07/1885)

FRANKLIN - In Ava, New York, July 28, 1885, Mrs. GILBERT FRANKLIN, aged 78 years.  (RCAug07/1885)

RICE - In Boonville, New York, July 29, 1885, Mrs. SARAH ANN LEE, wife of Charles F. Rice, aged 52 years, 7 months and 27 days.  (RCAug07/1885)

EVANS - In Marcy, New York, Thursday, July 30, 1885, MARY J., wife of John W. Evans, aged 45 years.  (RCAug07/1885)

RICHARDS - Near Washington Mills, New York, Friday, July 31, 1885, DANIEL RICHARDS, aged 67 years and 18 days.  (RCAug07/1885)

WHITMAN - At New York Upper Mills, New York, Friday, July 31, 1885, CLARA J., youngest daughter of Mrs. Margaret Whitman, aged 9 years, 5 months and 26 days.  (RCAug07/1885)

OWENS - In Oriskany, New York, July 29, 1885, Miss KATE E. OWENS, daughter of John C. and Jane Owens, aged 27 years and 8 months.  (RCAug07/1885)

GIBBS - In Camden, New York, July 26, 1885, H.J. GIBBS, aged 45 years.  (RCAug 07/1885)

PERRY - In Sibley, Iowa, July 8, 1885, Mrs. MARY L. PERRY.  (RCAug07/1885)  (obit follows)

Obituary.
     Mrs. Mary L. Perry, wife of George H. Perry and daughter of the late Tilness Hawley, of Potsdam, New York, was born in Rome, Oneida Co., N.Y., February 9, 1821.  When 21 years of age she became the wife of Mr. Perry, and removed to the town of Lee, where she remained about 21 years, and where six of her nine children were born.  In 1865 she removed to Potsdam, NY, where she and her husband lived until October of last year, when Mr. Perry removed from Potsdam to Sibley, Iowa.  Her sickness was paralysis, a stroke of which she received about two years ago, and from which she never fully recovered.  Last November she received another shock, which rendered her entirely helpless for six weeks.  When spring days came, she revived, and hopes were entertained of her final recovery, but repeated shocks of the disease blasted all hopes of friends by her death, which occurred on the 8th of July last in the presence of her children living in Sibley; and on the 10th of July, 1885 her remains were interred in the Sibley cemetery.  The removal of this beloved companion, mother and friend, causes weeping and mourning in a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.  (RCAug07/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 14, 1885

PIKE - In Whitesboro, New York, August 6, 1885, JEREMIAH PIKE, aged 83 years, 11 months and 6 days.  (RCAug14/1885)

MERCHANT - In Whitesboro, New York, August 9, 1885, JOHN H. MERCHANT, aged 82 years, 10 months and 10 days.  (RCAug14/1885)

MUNN - At Coleman's Mills, New York, August 8, 1885, JOHN B. MUNN, aged 82 years.  (RCAug14/1885)

WILLIAMS - In Remsen, New York, August 8, 1885, Mr. J. E. WILLIAMS, eldest son of R.P. and Mary Williams, of 97 S. Hoyne avenue, Chicago, Illinois, aged 35 years, 10 months and 16 days.  (RCAug14/1885)

TINSLEY - In Boonville, New York, August 5, 1885, JOHN TINSLEY, aged 81 years and 3 months.  (RCAug14/1885)

KORNMEYER - In Hawkinsville, New York, August 3, 1885, ANNIE KORNMEYER, aged 22 years.  (RCAug14/1885)

ROOT - In Oriskany, New York, August 9, 1885, MARY ROOT, aged 77 years.  (RCAug14/1885)

DOUGHERTY - At North Gage, Oneida County, New York, August 9, 1885, Miss ROSANNA DOUGHERTY, in the  46th year of her age.  (RCAug14/1885)

WOOD - In New York Mills, New York, August 8, 1885, ALLIE T., daughter of George and Mamie Wood, aged 18 years, 8 months and 17 days.  (RCAug14/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 21, 1885

TRACY - In Vernon Center, New York, August 18, 1885, HENRY C. TRACY,  age 38.  (RCAug21/1885)  (obit follows)

     Henry C. Tracy, a member of the 146th Reg. N.Y.S.V. and 22d Reg't Cavalry and one of our most industrious and respected citizens committed suidice Tuesday morning (August 18, 1885) by hanging himself in his horse barn.  He had been despondent for some time, having taken the Pettibone place last spring, and hops going lower and lower and not much prospect for much higher prices for present crops, and thinking he should have to get into debt to get them ready for market, so worried and wore upon him, together with a nervous temperament, that he ended all by taking his own life.  He had done the chores about the house and barn and partly eaten his breakfast.  He made some remark to his family and leaving them to finish their breakfast, went immediately to the barn and committed the rash act.  He was found by his wife a few minutes after he was missed.  Help was summoned but arrived too late.  He was 38 years old, and leaves a wife and two sons who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.  (RCAug21/1885)

LITTLER - At McConnellsville, New York, August 18, 1885, JOHN LITTLER, aged 77 years.  (RCAug21/1885)  (obit follows)

Sudden Death.
     John Littler, aged 77 years, who for four years past has lived in Camden, NY but for the fifty years preceding was a resident of Florence, NY, dropped dead in McConnellsville on Tuesday (August 18, 1885) while on his way to North Bay to visit his daughter.  He is supposed to have died of apoplexy.  He was a native of England, but came to this country when quite young.  He had always enjoyed good health, and his many friends are greatly afflicted by his sudden death.  He was a brother of Samuel Littler, of Verona, and brother-in-law to T. Jay Griffiths, of Utica.  He leaves an invalid widow, and also the following children: -- H.G. Littler, of Camden; Mrs. Jonas Cleveland, of North Bay, and Mrs. George Johnson, of Lee Center.  (RCAug21/1885)

HUNGERFORD - At Camden, New York, FAYETTE HUNGERFORD, August 14, 1885.  (RCAug21/1885)  (obit follows)

Suicide in Camden.
     A man about 50 years of age, who gave his name as Fayette Hungerford, left the south-bound train of cars at Camden, NY, at 9:13 last Friday evening, (August 14, 1885) evidently much under the influence of liquor.  He said to the village mail carrier that he desired to be locked up, and he was taken before Justice Woodruff by Constable Rush.  They became satisfied that he was laboring under an attack of delirium tremens, and took him to Reed's Hotel.  After examining him and ascertaining that he had no weapon, they left him in a bed room to sleep.  In the morning he was found lying on the floor dead,  having cut his throat with a small pocket knife which they had overlooked in their search.  From what he said they learned that he had worked on the West Shore Railroad, that he had got his pay, got intoxicated and lost his money.  A dispatch was sent to Monroe, Orange County, where he had said he had a wife living.  A reply was received from the wife on Sunday, asking them to hold the body till she could come for it, which she did on Monday, August 17, 1885.    (RCAug21/1885)

PELTZER - At Prussian Settlement, New York, JOHN PELTZER, Jr., August 18, 1885.  (RCAug21/1885)  (obit follows)

Killed by a Cannon.
     The festivities of a church picnic at Prussian Settlement, a few miles north of Point Rock, NY, were sadly marred last Tuesday. (August 18, 1885)  The attendants of St. Mary's Church were firing a salute between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning, the torch being applied by John Peltzer, Jr.  As he  touched it off the cannon bursted, one of the pieces tearing off Mr. Peltzer's right leg below the knee.  A physician was summoned, but the unfortunate man died from the combined effects of the shock and loss of blood soon after his arrival.  Peltzer was about 30 years of age, and unmarried.  It seems that these people have had their guns burst more than once in former years, but this is the first instance in which any one has been seriously injured.  (RCAug21/1885)At Remsen, New York, August 11, 1885, MARY PRICHARD, widow of the late  William W. Prichard, aged 70 years.  (RCAug21/1885)

DIEHL - In Utica, New York, August 10, 1885, TERESA DIEHL, relict of the late Mathias Diehl, aged 88 years, 9 months and 14 days.  (RCAug21/1885)

WILLARD - At Oriskany Falls, New York, August 11, 1885, ANN, wife of L. F. Willard, and daughter of Jarol and Sarah Bagley, aged 24 years and 7 months.  (RCAug21/1885)

ELLIS - At New Hartford, New York, August 17, 1885, MARY FRANCES, eldest daughter of Mary and the late Thomas Ellis, aged 14 years and 6 months.  (RCAug21/1885)

BENTON - In Washington Mills, New York, August 15, 1885, ISABEL C., wife of John Benton, aged 29 years and 5 months.  (RCAug21/1885)

WILLIAMS - In New Hartford, New York, August 16, 1885, JOHNNIE G., youngest child of Humphrey A. and Amelia A. Williams, and grandson of Humphrey and Ellen Williams, aged 5 months and 20 days.  (RCAug21/1885)

WUNSCH - In Rome, New York, August 14, 1885, LEOPOLD WUNSCH, in the 38th year of his age.  (RCAug21/1885)

LYNCH - At Richland, New York, August 19, 1885, JAMES F. LYNCH, about 25 years old.  (RCAug21/1885)  (obit follows)

Died Coming Home.
     James F. Lynch, a son of ex-conductor Christopher Lynch of Rome, New York, died suddenly at Richland station about noon of Wednesday, (August 19, 1885) while on his was to Rome to visit his people here.  He was telegraph operator and station agent for the R.W. & O.R.R. Company at Richville, St. Lawrence Co., and had started from there Wednesday morning.  At Richland he was taken with hemorrhage of the lungs, and was removed to a hotel, where he soon after died.  Deceased was a graduate of Rome Academy, and had learned telegraphy with E. E. Hungerford in Rome, NY.  He was about 25 years of age.  His sudden death causes deep affliction to his family and friends.  (RCAug21/1885)  [see related notice (RCSep11/1885)]

HOWLAND - Mrs. A.  W. HOWLAND, widow of the late Wm. L. Howland who for a number of years was secretary and treasurer of Rome Iron Works, died in Binghampton last Tuesday (August 18, 1885).  Deceased had been in poor health for several years, and about a year ago was removed from her residence in Rome, NY to a sanitarium in Binghamton for treatment.  She was much esteemed in Rome, and her death will sadden many who knew and loved her.  (RCAug21/1885)

DIMBLEBY - JOHN DIMBLEBY died yesterday morning, (August 10, 1885) at his residence in Utica, New York.  He was one of the oldest and best known locomotive engineers in Central New York.  He had troops of friends, and not a single enemy in the world  He is buried by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, of which he has been a member many years.  (RCAug21/1885)

BIERBAUER - At Utica, New York, August 10, 1885, CHARLES BIERBAUER.  (RCAug21/1885)  (obit follows)

     Charles Bierbauer, the pioneer brewer of lager beer in Utica, New York, died at his residence,  11 Edward street, at 8 o'clock last evening (August 10, 1885).  He was born in Bavaria, February 20, 1818.  He was out in the revolution of 1848, on the liberal side, and with the suppression of that uprising he deemed it prudent to emigrate to the United States.  Honest, industrious and energetic, he accumulated a handsome fortune.  He assisted many, both Americans and Germans, to a start in business, and not infrequently to his own loss.  His saloon, attached to the brewery, was celebrated for its cleanliness, neatness and good order.  He sold nothing but lager and cigars.  His place, before his health failed, was the resort of leading politicians and statement.  Mr. Bierbauer leaves a widow who attended him in his last illness with devoted and tender care.  He was a brother-in-law of John Kohler, late County Treasurer, and officer Bucher, of the police force.  (RCAug21/1885)


From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday August 28, 1885

DOUGLASS - In Boonville, New York, August 14, 1885, THOMAS P. DOUGLASS, aged 82 years, 8 months and 24 days.  (RCAug28/1885)

MALLORY - In South Trenton, New York, August 23, 1885, JOHN G. MALLORY, aged 83 years and 9 months.  (RCAug28/1885)

ANDERSON - In Chicago, Illinois, August 23, 1885, GEORGE B. ANDERSON, formerly of Boonville, NY.  (RCAug28/1885)  (obit follows)

Death of George B. Anderson.
     George B. Anderson, for many years a prominent citizen of Boonville, NY, died suddenly in Chicago, Ill. last Sunday (August 23, 1885), of congestion of the brain.  The remains were brought to Boonville, where funeral services were held on Wednesday (August 26, 1885).  Deceased was a graduate of Union College, and was a classmate of ex-President Arthur in that institution.  For many years he conducted a tannery at Hawkinsville, but lost it through business reverses about eight years ago.  For several years during the war he represented the town of Boonville in the county board of supervisors.  In 1875 he ran for the Assembly on the Republican ticket in the fourth district of this county, but was defeated by Walter Ballou of Boonville.  In 1879 he received the Republican nomination for State Senator in this county, but was defeated by James Stevens.  Last fall he was appointed Indian inspector by President Arthur, a position which he held with credit to himself and to the administration.  He never married, though he was sociable, affable, and well liked by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.   He was not far from 60 years of age.  (RCAug28/1885)
     [additional notice:  Mr. and Mrs. George A. May, of Stanwix Hall, went to Boonville Wednesday to attend the           funeral of George B. Anderson.  (RCAug28/1885)]

FISK - In Boonville, New York, August 24, 1885, JOHN M. FISK, aged 78 years.  (RCAug28/1885)

PEPPER - In Rome, New York, August 20, 1885, GEORGE PEPPER, aged 77 years and 7 months.  (RCAug28/1885)

PATTERSON - In Stanwix, New York, August 21, 1885, JAMES T., youngest son of Jane and the late James Patterson, aged 25 years, 1 month and 21 days.  (RCAug28/1885)  (obit follows)

Drowned.
     James Patterson, a young man living about two miles below Stanwix, came to Stanwix last Friday evening (August 21, 1885) with a horse and wagon, and spent the evening there.  Between 11 and 12 o'clock he went out on the towpath and in some way fell into the canal.  The body was not found till Tuesday afternoon, when it was discovered about one and a half miles below where he fell in.  Coroner Sutton held an inquest yesterday, and the jury found a verdict of accidental drowning.  Deceased was 25 years old, and the youngest son of the widow of the late James Patterson.  (RCAug28/1885)

McGUNEGAL - At Glenmore, New York, August 17, 1885, PATRICK McGUNEGAL, aged 85 years.  (RCAug28/1885)

BARNES - In McConnellsville, New York, August 13, 1885, MARIA BARNES, aged 51 years.  (RCAug28/1885)

FLAHERTY - In Rome, New York, August 22, 1885, Mrs. JULIA FLAHERTY, widow of the late James Flaharty, aged 62 years.  (RCAug28/1885)

SASENBERY - In New London, New York, August 19, 1885, LINDSAY PARKER, son of Edward and Fredericka Sanenbery, aged 2 years, 3 months and 28 days.  (RCAug28/1885)

RANNY - MARTIN RANNY, collector of customs at Clayton, New York, dropped dead in his office Monday, (August 24, 1885).  Heart disease was the cause.  (RCAug28/1885)

FORCE - The youngest son of Major Force, of Rochester, New York, was drowned at Alexandria Bay Saturday (August 22, 1885).   (RCAug28/1885)

HAWKE - At Rome, New York, August 24, 1885, Mrs. JOHN HAWKE.  (RCAug28/1885)  (obit follows)

Sudden Death.
     About five o'clock last Monday afternoon, (August 24, 1885) John Hawke, who works in th Rome Merchant-Iron Mill, returned to his home on Thomas street, just east of James, and found his wife lying on the floor groaning, and apparently unconscious.  He placed her on the bed, where she soon died, without having spoken.  It seems that she had been about the house as well as usual all day, and it was difficult to assign a cause for her sudden death.  Drs. H.C. Sutton and N.C. Scudder held a post mortem examination next day, and decided that death was caused by paralysis of the heart due to strangulation from over-distention of the stomach.  Deceased was about 49 years old, and was the mother of Mrs. E. C. Oldfield of Rome, NY.  The remains were interred in Wright's Settlement cemetery.  (RCAug28/1885)

TOWER - H. D. TOWER died in Waterville, New York, Saturday, August 22, 1885, at the advanced age of 91 years.  (RCAug28/1885)



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