Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1884

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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday May 2, 1884

YOUNG - In the town of Kirkland, New York, April 27, 1884, POLLY, wife of William G. Young, in her 80th year.

JONES - In Marcy, New York, Saturday, April 26, 1884, JOHN JONES, in the 52d year of his age.

CRANE - In Lowville, New York, Saturday, April 26, 1884, at the residence of her son, Dr. F.A. Crane, Mrs. EMELINE, wife of the late George C. Crane, of Marcy, NY, aged 72 years.

SWAN - At Westernville, New York, Saturday, April 26, 1884, SAMUEL SWAN, aged 70 years. Funeral was held at Gustavus Swan's.

PATTERSON - In the town of Rome, New York, Wednesday, April 23, 1884 JAMES PATTERSON, aged 64 years.

TOWN - At Vernon, New York, April 23, 1884, GEORGE, brother of J. Town, of Utica, NY, aged 57 years.

SMITH - In Danbury, Conneticut, April 23, 1884, DANIEL S. SMITH, formerly of Rome, New York, aged 66 years.  Son of the late Edward Smith of Rome, NY.  He was stepfather of J.M. Bailey, of the Danbury NEWS.

MASON - In Washington Mills, New York, April 27, 1884, ALEXANDER E. MASON, aged 64 years and 22 days.

TEFFT - Mrs. SUSAN CARROLL TEFFT, formerly of Rome, NY died April 10, 1884, at the residence of her daughter, at Prairie Center, Illinois.  She was the mother of the late  K. Carroll, of Rome, and George K. Carroll, of Camden, NY.

SHERIDAN - Miss  KATIE SHERIDAN, who died of consumption Saturday, April 26, 1884, at the residence of her father, James Sheridan, was buried from St. Peter's Church on Tuesday, April 29, 1884.

POWERS - The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. M. Powers of Pigeon Brook       (Point Rock) was held in the Valley Church, Sunday, April 27, 1884.

SLOAT - Ava, New York, April 26, 1884, JOHN L. SLOAT, aged 85 years, and two months. (obit follows)

Ava Items.
     Mr. Sloat died Saturday, April 26, 1884, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Tiffany.  The funeral services were held on Monday at the same place and were conducted by Rev. S.M. Fisk.  The remains were taken to Turin for interment.  Deceased was eighty-five years of age and leaves one son, John Sloat, of Canastota, and three daughters, Mrs. Payne, of Turin, and Mrs. S.C. Morse and Mrs. Mary Tiffany, of Ava, NY.

HILLS - The funeral of MILES M. HILLS, one of the oldest inhabitants and first settlers of Vernon Center, New York, was well attended, Sunday, April 27, 1884.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 9, 1884

CLARK - In Vienna, New York, May 4, 1884, JAMES CLARK, aged 16 years.

DeLONG - In Vienna, New York, May 4, 1884, KATIE A. DeLONG, mother of George DeLong, aged 65 years.

WALLACE - In Camden, New York, May 6, 1884, MARY, wife of A. E. Wallace, aged 18 years and 6 months.

McDERMOTT - In Rome, New York, May 2, 1884, SARAH J., wife of Thomas J. McDermott, aged 37 years and 20 days. A new-born babe survived its mother but a short time.  The bereaved husband and four surviving children have the deep sympathy of their friends and neighbors.

SHAYES - WILLIAM H. SHAYES, of Vernon, New York, April 29, 1884, aged 54 years.

NORTON - In Camden, New York, April 29, 1884, KITTIE NOXON, wife of Theodore H. Norton, aged 22 years.

WILSON - In Rome, New York, May 5, 1884, of consumption, EVA WILSON, niece of C. S. Griffin and Mrs. William Holtby, aged 23 years.

DAVIS - In Marcy, New York, May 4, 1884, MARY, wife of John Davis, aged 55 years.

PRICHARD - In Remsen, New York, May 3, 1884, LAURA PRICHARD, widow of the late Ellis Prichard, aged 76 years.

OAKES - Entered into rest, at Steuben, New York, May 7, 1884, after an illness of three months, Mrs. H. E. OAKES, aged 22 years.

REGETZ - In Rome, New York, May 5, 1884, MAGDALENA, wife of David Regetz, aged 81 years and 7 months.

VIVYAN - In Utica, New York, May 7, 1884, WILLIAM VIVYAN, aged 81 years, 2 months and      16 days.

HAMMETT - Near Clayville, New York, May 6, 1884, JOHN M. HAMMETT, aged 81 years.

BRIGGS - In Utica, New York, May 6, 1884, ELON M. BRIGGS, only son of Mrs. Peter Smith of Whitesboro, aged 42 years.

HART - Vernon Center, New York, Mrs. CON HART died very suddenly May 4, 1884, of disease of the heart.  She leaves a husband and three small children.

KREPSER - Rome, New York, Miss MARY KREPSER, May 3, 1884, aged 17 (obit follows)

Died of Heart Disease.
     Miss Mary Krepser, a girl of 17, daughter of John Krepser, who resided on Ridge street just west of George, fell on the street as she was returning home from a neighbor's last Saturday (May 3, 1884) afternoon, and expired in a few minutes.  Dr. H.C. Palmer was called, and pronounced it a case of heart disease.  Some three months ago she had a run of fever, and had not fully recovered her strength, but was apparently feeling as well as usual a few minutes before her death.  She was buried Tuesday from St. Joseph's Episcopal Church.

BARDEN - Mrs. MARY BARDEN's funeral was held at the M. & E. Church, May 1, 1884.  She was the widow of the late Nelson Barden, and leaves two daughters and three sons to mourn.

TREEHOUSE - The remains of ISAAC TREEHOUSE of Rome, New York were brought to Taberg, New York on Sunday, May 4, 1884 and buried in the Taberg cemetery.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newpaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday May 16, 1884

PEXTON - In Vienna, New York, May 7, 1884, MERRITT PEXTON, aged 24 years.

JOHNSON - In Camden, New York, May 14, 1884, SARAH, wife of the late A. Smith Johnson, aged 54 years.

PRIDE - At Holland Patent, New York, May 10, 1884, MILLIE M. PRIDE.

PETRIE - In Rome, New York, Saturday, May 10, 1884, GLEN PETRIE, aged 63 years, 6 months, and 18 days.  (obit follows)

Death's Doings.
     Glen Petrie, an old and respected resident of Rome, died at his home on James street, in this city, last Saturday morning, (May 10, 1884) of remittent fever.  Deceased was 63 years old, and had lived in Rome since 1832, coming here from Vernon, where he was born, when a boy of 13 years.  During the entire fifty years of his residence here he followed the butchering business, being for the last dozen years or more associated with his eldest son, Glen W. Petrie, under the firm name G. Petrie & Son.  He has always taken a deep interest in public affairs, and has served as jailer, under sheriff or deputy sheriff under Sheriffs Danforth, Gaylord and Benedict.  He was a good citizen and an upright man, successful in business and rendering every man his due.  A wife and two sons survive him:  the oldest one being his partner, Glen W. Petrie, supervisor of the fifth ward, and the other Calvin Petrie, teller of the Fort Stanwix National Bank.  The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at his late residence, a large number of friends and neighbors testifying their respect by their presence.

JONES - In Remsen, New York, Friday, May 9, 1884, ELLEN, relict of Thomas J. Jones, in the 73d year of her age.

SHELLEY - In Rome, New York, May 10, 1884, WILLIAM ALBERT SHELLEY, aged 25 years and 9 months.  (obit follows)[2 different death dates given]

Death's Doings.
     William Albert Shelley, son of William O. Shelley, the veteran telegrapher, died last Friday afternoon (May 9, 1884) at his residence on Steuben St., in Rome.  His disease was pneumonia, and was of short duration.  His illness dates from Tuesday, April 29, but on the following Sunday he took a severe cold, after which he rapidly grew worse.  He was 25 years of age and leaves a wife and a child of eleven months.  He was a steady reliable young man, and had for a year or two past been employed in the cabinet rooms of J. M. Orten & Sons.

WATKINS - At his residence, in Marcy, New York, Sunday, May 11, 1884, JOHN WATKINS, aged 86 years and 2 months.

BURT - In Boonville, New York, May 7, 1884, PAYNE K. BURT, aged 96 years, 11 months and 14 days.

FORT - In Boonville, New York, May 2, 1884, WALTER FORT, aged 8 years, 5 months and 26 days.

WILLIAMS - At Clark's Mills, New York, May 13, 1884, at the residence of William Allison, Mrs. ALMIRA WILLIAMS, wife of H. E. Williams, aged 73 years and 8 months.

AMTMANN - In Rome, New York, May 13, 1884, MARY LOUISA, daughter of John and Philomena Amtmann, aged 8 months and 1 day.

BLAIR - In Rome, New York, May 9, 1884, ABNER B. BLAIR, age 86 years. (obit follows)

Death's Doings.
     Abner B. Blair, who for thirty-six years past has served as Justice of the Peace for the town of Rome, died last Friday afternoon (May 9, 1884) at his residence in this city, after a protracted illness.  His age was 86 years, and the last 60 years has been nearly all passed in Rome.  He was for many years police justice of the village of Rome, holding that position till relieved by the election of a city recorder in 1870.  He was a just man, respected and esteemed by all who knew him.  He leaves a widow and two daughters -- Mrs. Francis Haskell, of Verona, and Mrs. John Frazee of Elbridge.  The wife of the late Ardon Merrill, of Rome, was also his daughter.

STEVENS - In Rome, New York, May 14, 1884, SAMUEL R. STEVENS, (obit follows)

Death of Samuel R. Stevens.
     Rome has lost many of her old and substantial business men recently, and the number was swollen on Wednesday (May 14, 1884), by the death of Samuel R. Stevens, president of the Central National Bank, a man who has called this town his home for about sixty years.  He had been troubled considerably with rheumatism for two or three years past, but had been comparatively comfortable most of the time and in daily attendance at his business during the past winter.  About the first of March, however, he began to complain again, and since that time has been generally failing.  He was last downtown about ten days before his death.  Last Friday, he was attacked with paralysis of the throat, and from that time to his death was not able to take any nourishment.  He was unconscious for the last thirty-six hours of his life.
     Mr. Stevens was born in Boston, Mass., July 12, 1805, and was therefore, at the time of his death, nealy 79 years old.  He learned the trade of a  shoemaker in that city, and came to Rome in 1826, when he had barely reached his majority.  He worked here as a journeyman shoemaker a couple of years, when he formed a copartnership in a general merchandise business with Thomas Dugan and Alva Whedon, and under the firm name of Stevens, Dugan & Co., carried on that business several years in a store located on the site now occupied by Bacon & Philmore.  Later he for some years conducted the shoe and leather business, with John Whittemore as his partner.  They had three tanneries, located at West Rome, Taberg and North Bay, with their store and  central business point in a store on the site where Cummings Bros. and N.J. Bevillard are now located.  In January 1846, their store, with all the other buildings on the north side of Dominick street between James street and the old Bank of Rome, was destroyed by fire.  The following summer, when the Empire Block was rebuilt, they resumed their business in the old place and continued it til 1851, when it was discontinued, the profit not warrenting its being carried on longer.  In the following year, Mr. Stevens went to California, where his oldest son, Edward, was general superintendent of the Adams Express Co.  He remained in California in the express and banking business fifteen years, returning to Rome (where his family had continued to reside) in 1867.
     After Mr. Stevens returned to Rome he became interested in the Merchant-Iron Mill (which was then being started), and later in the business of banking.  In 1870, when the Oneida County Savings Bank was organized, he was elected its president, and on the death of I. T. Miner he succeeded that gentleman as president of the Central National Bank of Rome, a position he continued to hold till his death.
     Mr. Stevens was an active, useful man; a man of warm friendships and rigid integrity.  During his long life he held several offices to which he was elected by the suffrages of his fellow citizens, and the duties of each of which were well and faithfully performed.  From 1841 to 1845 he was Justice of the Peace of the town of Rome, and in the years 1875 and 1876 he was Mayor of the city of Rome.  While in California he served a term as District Judge, and was for two years a member of the California Legislature.  In 1856 he was delegate from California to the Democratic National Convention which nominated James Buchanan for President.  He was a lifelong Democrat, but his political bias did not make him a bitter partisan, and some of his warmest personal friends were ardent Republicans.
     In 1827 Mr. Stevens was married to Miss Elizabeth Tibbits, daughter of the late Henry Tibbits, who survives him.  Several of their children have preceded their father to the spirit land, but two sons and three daughters still survive, all resident of this city.  They are William and James, Lucy C., Roda H. and Mrs. W.W. Brooks. Mrs. John C. Caldwell, of Rochester, a sister of the deceased, was at the deathbed.  An only brother, John Stevens, 86 years old, lives in Rochester.
     Funeral services will be held to-morrow (Saurday), at 2 o'clock pm at the late residence of deceased, on Court street, between George and Madison street.  Burial to be in the Rome cemetery.

JAMES - MORRIS JAMES, formerly employed in Rome Iron Works, but latterly at the Locomotive Works, died at his residence on Dean st, in Rome, New York, Friday, May 9, 1884.  His disease was consumption, and his health had been quite poor for some time.  He was 65 years old.  He was a decon of the Welsh Congregational Church, and was a consistent Christian man.  He leaves a widow, but no children.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday May 23, 1884

DOXTATER - In Rome, New York, May 21, 1884, Mrs. ABBEY M. DOXTATER, widow of the late R. B. Doxtater, aged 68 years. (obit follows)

Death of Mrs. Robert B. Doxtater.
     Mrs. Abbey M. Doxtater, widow of the late Robert B. Doxtater, died Wednesday evening (May 21, 1884) at her residence on Court street, aged 68 years.  For several years her health had been poorly, and not long since gastric troubles set in and she gradually grew worse until she died.  Her husband died in 1853, of apoplexy, while holding the position of president of the Michigan Southern Railroad.  Deceased was of a retiring disposition, yet she had many friends who esteemed her highly.  Five brothers survive her -- Samuel and William W. Wardwell of Rome; N. M. Wardwell, of Adams, NY; John R. Wardwell, of Lansing, Michigan, and E. H. Wardwell, of New York city.  The remains will be taken to Adams, NY for interment.

HALSTEAD - In Vienna, New York, May 15, 1884, HENRY N. HALSTEAD, aged 88 years and 6 months.

CONDEN - In Glenmore, New York, May 18, 1884, MAURICE CONDEN, aged 37 years.

GRAVES - In Vienna, New York, May 18, 1884, JOHN B. GRAVES, aged 84 years.

MILLER - In New Hartford, New York, May 18, 1884, LUCINA BURCHARD, wife of I. R. Miller, Esq., in the 79th year of her age.

LETTS - In Rome, New York, May 18, 1884, Mrs. CATHERINE LETTS, wife of Palmer Letts, in her 62d year.  (obit follows)

Mrs. Palmer Letts' Death.
     Mrs. Palmer Letts died at her residence on Park street, Sunday, May 18, 1884.  She was aged 61 years and took entire care of her son, Palmer Letts, Jr., who is a great sufferer from chronic rheumatism.  Some three weeks since, Mrs. Letts stepped on a nail, which ran into the sole of her left foot.  Shortly afterward she was taken ill and gangrene set in, from which she died, as above stated.

MONTAGUE - In Sauquoit, New York, May 19, 1884, Mrs. HANNAH MONTAGUE, in the 76th year of her age.

HETHERINGTON - At North Gage, New York, May 19, 1884, WILLIAM HETHERINGTON, in the 87th year of his age.

MOORE - At the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marion Moore, Clinton, New York, May 19, 1884, JULIA CHAPPELL MOORE, relict of the late Alfred Moore, Esq., aged 80 years.

POPE - At Chicago, Illinois, May 16, 1884, Mrs. MARY A. POPE. (obit follows)

     Mrs. Mary A. Pope, widow of the late Dr. Gustavus W. Pope, died in Chicago on May 16, 1884.  For several years previous to the death of her husband, Mrs. Pope resided in Rome, New York.  For the past thirteen years, however, she has resided with her daughter in Chicago.  She died of consumption, and her age was 77 years.  The remains were brought to Rome, Tuesday and a funeral service held in the Presbyterian Church Wednesday.  Many of our older citizens knew Mrs. Pope well, and deeply regret her demise.  Three sons and two daughters are left.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, May 30, 1884.

JUDSON - In Floyd, New York, May 28, 1884, Mrs. LUCY C. JUDSON, formerly of Augusta, Oneida Co., NY, aged 81 years.

FAILEY - At Paris Hill, New York, May 22, 1884, FRANK FAILEY, aged 27 years and  three months

JONES - In Prospect, New York, May 26, 1884, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William Morris, of Bright's disease, Mrs. ANN T. JONES, widow of the late Hugh T. Jones, formerly of Steuben, NY, aged 75 years 9 months and 10 days.

DURESS - In Utica, New York, May 25, 1884, BERNARD DURESS, aged 73 years.

DEAN - In Clayville, New York, May 25, 1884, BRADFORD DEAN, aged 78 years, 4 months and 19 days.

WELSH - In Utica, New York, May 28, 1884, JOHN WELSH, aged 66 years.

SHERMAN - Mrs. C. P. SHERMAN, sister-in-law of L. B. Sherman, of Rome, New York, was killed at her home in Alma, Michigan, Wednesday afternoon (May 28, 1884)  She was a daughter of the late Alvin Story of Whitestown, New York.

TOWNER - On Monday (May 26, 1884), death came to the home of F. B. Towner, of Diamond Lake, Illinois, and took from it the beloved wife and mother.  Mrs. TOWNER was a daughter of J. H. Allanson of Libertyville, IL and a lady very highly esteemed in the community. --WAUKEGAN (Ill.) GAZETTE.  Deceased was a niece of Hon. R. B. Allanson, of Taberg, New York.

COX - Mrs. L. COX, of Kasoag, a daughter of Chauncey Sage, of  Williamstown, died Thursday (May 21, 1884), at her home.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frisbie, of Verona have gone to attend the funeral, which was held the 22d of this month.

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 6, 1884

HITCHCOCK - In Oriskany, New York,  May 30, 1884, DELIA HITCHCOCK, wife of Julius V. Hitchcock, aged 78 years, 4 months, and 5 days.  (RCJun6/1884)

HARVEY - At New York Mills, New York, May 29, 1884, Rev. JOHN HARVEY, in the 86th year of his age.  (RCJun6/1884)

McCABE - In Upper New York Mills, New York, June 1, 1884, Mrs. ANNIE McCABE, wife of John McCabe, aged 51 years.  (RCJun6/1884)

CHIVERS - In Washington Mills, New York, June 1, 1884, EVALINE H. CHIVERS, wife of Josiah Shivers, aged 71 years, 6 months and 16 days. (RCJun6/1884)

HATCH - In Rome, New York, Saturday, May 31, 1884 at the residence of her sister, Mrs. E. L. Warner,  ----?PHIA HATCH, of Hatch's Corners, died very suddenly, aged 61 years.  Mrs. Warner, who is a sufferer from heart trouble, was prostrated by the shock caused by her sister's death.  (RCJun6/1884)

SUITS - NICHOLAS  SUITS, of  Western, New York, died June 1, 1884, aged 79 years.  His funeral was held at the First M.E. Church, at Western, June 4tth.  Rev. Mr. Child officated.  (RCJun6/1884)

LUCAS - At Lee Center, New York, June 3, 1884, MINNIE LUCAS, aged 10.  (obit follows)

Lee Center Items.
     Minnie Lucas, the daughter of George and Carrie Lucas, now of Constania, died on June 3, 1884, of injuries received from a fall.  She was 10 years of age and was left motherless when she was but 9 months old, since which time she has lived with her uncle, Wesley Lucas and family, at Lee Center.  The funeral will be held to-day at the residence of Mr. Lucas.  The remains will be interred for the present in the grounds at Lee Center.  They will finally be removed to Camden to be deposited beside her mother.  Elder Simpson will conduct the services on the occasion.   Mr. Lucas married again and lives at Constania.  He and some of his family have come to attend the funeral.  (RCJun6/1884)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 13, 1884

TEAR - At Oriskany, New York, on Sunday, June 8, 1884, MAGGIE A. HUNT, wife of John Tear, aged --?years, 9 months and 4 days.  (RCJun13/1884)

PHELPS - In Camden, New York, June 5, 1884, MINNIE, daughter of Newton and Emma Phelps, aged 15 years.  (RCJun13/1884)

COOLEY - At Annsville, New York, June 6, 1884, PAYTON B. COOLEY, aged 66 years.  (RCJun13/1884)

PALMER - In Utica, New York, June 10, 1884, CHAUNCEY PALMER, aged 76 years, 10 months and 6 days.  (RCJun13/1884)

LYNCH - JOHN L.  LYNCH died a few days ago in Rochester, New York.  He was formerly porter at Stanwix Hall and the Commercial Hotel in Rome, New York.  (RCJun13/1884)

ADAMS - In Rome, New York, June 5, 1884, SANFORD ADAMS, Sr., in his 78th year.  (obit follows)

Death of Sanford Adams, Sr.
     By the death of Sanford Adams, Sr., which occurred Thursday evening of last week, (June 5, 1884) Rome loses one of her oldest and most respected citizens.  He was in his 78th year, and for the past 49 years he had been in active business in this city.  He was born in Litchfield, Herkimer Co., November 7, 1806.  At the age of 18 years he began life for himself, learning the trade of machinist.  Up to 1835 he worked at his trade in different places in this State and Canada.  In July of that year Mr. Adams and Eri Seymour, also now deceased, came to this city from Utica and bought the small foundry and machine shop of Josiah Wood, then located on Dominick street, between George and Madison.  In the Spring of 1851 they erected the large foundry and machine shop now standing at the corner of George street and the Erie Canal.  On the death of Mr. Seymour in 1860, Mr. Adams assumed the entire business and took his son, Sanford Adams, Jr., in as partner, and from that time to the present the firm has been known far and wide as S. Adams & Son.  For the last few years he has ceased to take active part in the business of the foundry, his increasing years and delicate health not permitting it.  In early life he was a Whig in politics, and afterwards a staunch Republican.  When Rome was a village he was one of its prominent officers.  In 1848 he was elected County Treasurer, the late E. B. Armstrong being his opponent.  Mr. Adams was a man greatly esteemed by all whoever  had business or social relations with him.
      He was twice married, and his second wife still survives him, as do also two sons by his first wife, Sanford Adams, Jr., of Rome, and Willard Adams of Tuscadora, Nevada, and one by his second wife, Henry V. Adams, of this city.  The funeral was largely attended from his late residence, Monday, at 2pm.  The services were conducted with Masonic ceremonies, deceased having been a member of that order.
     Rev. Dr. Egar, of Zion Church, was the officiating clergyman.  The pall bearers were Messrs. Jerome Graves,
W.W. Williams, S. Millington, William H. Davies and John Groves of Rome, and Frank Vane of Oneida.  The remains were interred in the Rome Cemetery.  (RCJun13/1884)

JOHNSON - WILLIAM P. JOHNSON, aged 65, of Oneida, New York, was found dead in a clump of bushes on the bank of Oneida Creek, Friday night (June 6, 1884), with a cut in his left arm.  The coroner's jury rendered a verdict of suicide.  Deceased was a soldier in the late war, and had been trying to secure a pension, and the failure to obtain one made him despondent and to finally take his own life.  (RCJun13/1884)

WEAVER  - The murder at Steuben Corners has been the all absorbing topic of conversation in this section during the past few days, and the mystery surrounding the tragedy will probably be allowed to remain without much effort to unearth it.  Mr. Weaver's funeral was held at his home, and the remains were interred in the M.E. Church Cemetery at Western, New York.  (RCJun13/1884)

WISER - J.P. WISER, an aged man of some 86 years, living with Mr. Albert Douglas, West Lee, New York died on June 9, 1884, and the funeral was held at the grandson's residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. J.W. Simpson preached, assisted by Rev. Mr. Dewey, of Taberg.  The deceased leaves a wife and one son, who resides at Prescott, Canada.  The remains were taken to Taberg, NY for interment.  (RCJun13/1884)

BORK - HENRY BORK, living near Lee Line, New York, died June 9, 1884.  For a few days he had been feeling unwell, but on Sunday he was feeling better.  He started to go to the barn, but did not reach it.  He was found soon after by some member of the family, dead or in an unconscious condition.  His funeral was attended at his residence yesterday afternoon.  (RCJun13/1884)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 20, 1884

SMITH - In Delta, New York, June 18, 1884, DANIEL SMITH, aged 68 years.  (RCJun20/1884)

BAILEY - In Knoxboro, New York, Saturday June 14, 1884, Mrs. HATTIE A.  BAILEY, wife of Charles O. Bailey, aged 28 years.  (RCJun20/1884)

KITTRICK - In Rome, New York, June 19, 1884, ANNA, daughter of Charity and the late George Kittrick, aged 20 years.  (RCJun20/1884)

From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, June 27, 1884

SASENBURY - In Ava, New York, June 17, 1884, of consumption, CORA H. SASENBURY, aged 22 years 9 months and 22 days.  (RCJun27/1884)

MURPHY - At Canterbury Hill, June 19, 1884, MAGGIE E., daughter of Catherine Murphy, aged 18 years.  (RCJun27/1884)

LOOMIS - In West Camden, New York, June 17, 1884, ANSON LOOMIS, aged 84 years.  (RCJun27/1884)

WOLFE - Western, New York, June 25, 1884, HENRY WOLFE, aged 75 years.  (obit follows)

A Terrible Death
     Henry Wolfe, a farmer 75 years old, who resided at Mullin Hill, in the town of Western, died Wednesday evening (June 25, 1884) from the effects of injuries inflicted by a two-year-old bull owned by him, the preceding Monday.  The animal was tied to a tree near the house, and Mr. Wolfe endeavored to untangle the rope, which had got wound up around the tree.  As soon as a little slack rope had been obtained, the bull plunged at him, goring, tossing and trampling him in a terrible manner.  His wife heard his cries and came to his assistance, but he was so badly injured that he died as above stated after living in great pain over two days.  (RCJun27//1884)

MURPHY - In Rome, New York, June 24, 1884, DAVID MURPHY, aged 66 years.  (obit follows)

Unexpected Death.
     David Murphy, aged 66 years, who has been employed on the State scow, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Tuesday night (June 24, 1884), at his home in Rome, New York.  He retired with his wife at 9:30, as well apparently as usual.  About four in the morning his wife arose and prepared breakfast.  She then called her husband and son, but got no response from the former.  After calling him a second time she went to the bed to awaken him, and found that he was dead.  Dr. Sutton was sent for, and pronounced it a death of apoplexy, induced by disease of the heart.  He had for several years had more or less trouble with his heart, but lately had been enjoying very good health.  Deceased was born in Rome, NY, and had passed his entire life here.  He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters -- the daughters married, and the son a boy of about 18.  (RCJun27/1884)

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