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Rome Sentinel, Thursday 28 June 1883
Verona, June 28 - Miss Jane E. Abell died Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock, aged 41 years and seven days. Miss Abell was well known in Verona and surrounding places as a successful school teacher, having taught 35 terms of school. She was a member of the M.E. Church and Sunday school, and will be greatly missed by that church. The funeral will be held to-day at 2 o'clock p.m. at the residence of her stepfather, John Belshaw.
Rome Daily Sentinel, Friday 29 June 1883
Verona, June 29 - The funeral of Miss Jane Abell was held at the residence of her parents yesterday at 2 o'clock p.m. The deceased was born near Sconondoa, in this town, June 19, 1842. Her father died when she was two years old. Her mother married John Belshaw, with whom she has resided. She leaves an aged grandmother, in her 98th year. Miss Abell had always followed the occupation of school teacher and was an active member of the M.E. Church, greatly respected by all. Rev. Joseph Baird conducted the services.
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"Royce Allen died at his residence in Munson,
on Sunday morning, February 18, 1880. He had been ailing for some
months, failing gradually until at last quietly and peacefully his life
passed away. He was born in Camden, Oneida Co, NY in 1817; came to
Peoria County, New York in 1843; was married to a daughter of Eli Wilson
in 1846; and settled in Henry Co in 1852. Since that time his house
has been a sort of central landmark in the town of Munson - a home of unostenation,
but generous hospitality. Many, indeed, are they who have been welcomed
by Mr & Mrs. Allen to their social board and family circle; and many
were the acquaintanceships an friendships formed by our departed brother,
during his twenty-seven years residence in our county. This high esteem
and warm personal friendship was well represented by the gathering at the
funeral ceremonies, under circumstances of unusual difficulty. It
was truly interesting to witness the grave and tender expression on the
face of those who in the long procession took their last look on the sleeping
Royce Allen was a quiet, unassuming man, somewhat reticent, but of even and cheerful temperament. He was a man of active intellect, quite interested in his early life in scientific and physiological subjects, both a reader and thinker. More than this, his mind was ever open to the discovery of new truth and the highway of progress. Human rights were sacred in his sight
and no sacrifice or labor were shunned by him in their defense. He believe in equality and liberty as the common God-given heritage of all, without regard to birth, or sex, or color. He was also progressive in his religious views and spiritual development. Diligent and active in business, frank and generous in social life, faithful and true in the duties and responsibilities of a citizen, he was through all and above all an earnest seeker after spiritual knowledge and attainment. Casting aside many old dogmas, her rejoiced in new views of life, death, and the future. Broadly and cheerfully tolerant, he traversed all the walks of life, but held firmly to his bright and beautiful faith until his peaceful passage through the gate that leads to the summer land. Many are the friends who will join in this tribute, and tenderly will they join in our expression of sympathy with the bereaved wife and children. Doubtless they fell and mourn his loss, but rejoice in touching and tender memories of husband and father. A plain man, but true and genuine, a man of character, his memory is a legacy to all who knew him. Especially may his example be strong in moulding the life and character of young men.
Sarah Street, widow of George J. Anstey, died
at her home, No. 222 Neilson Street at 10:20 last night. She
sustained a stroke of paralysis last June, but recovered so that she was
quite comfortable. At an early hour yesterday morning, she had another
stroke and soon became unconscious and sank rapidly. Her death was
easy and painless. Mrs. Anstey was born in Somersetshire, England,
May 26, 1830, and, was a daughter of John and Mary Hutchinson Street.
Her father was a corporal to Wellington's army and fought at Waterloo.
He was in the army for twenty-eight years, and had a medal for bravery
which he had received from Queen Victoria. His daughter Sarah was
married at Handley, in Dorsetshire, July 5, 1850, to George J. Anstey,
the ceremony being performed by Rev. Arthur Anstey. The day after
the wedding the couple started for America and came to this section.
They lived for a short time at Marcy and later on Steele's Hill, but most
of their lives was spent in this city.
Mr. Anstey was foreman of Warnick & Brown's Tobacco factory for sixteen years, during which time he lived on Hotel Street. He died April 30, 1888. Mrs. Anstey was a member of the Church of England and in this city she attended Calvary Church for many years. Of late she has attended Immanuel Baptist Church, as she was advanced in years and it was nearer her home. Mrs. Anstey was greatly devoted to her home and family and wa one of the best of mothers. Her whole life was lived for her children and she was always planning and contriving to see what she could do for her children and grandchildren. She was of cheerful disposition and a most interesting conversationalist. She was a good neighbor and friend, and her long life was one of usefulness. She will be much missed, especially in the home circle. Her surbiving children are William and Arthur of Utica, Charles A. of Aranac, Mich., Mrs. James Browning of Clinton, Mrs. Mary Peacock and Miss Rose Anstey of Utica. Of grandchildren she leaves nine. Karen M. Gill