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Oswego Palladium, June 28, 1879
Old Zack. Barnes.
Death of the Most Notable Man in the Early
History of Boating on the Erie - The Murderer of Van Schaik and His Eventful
died in Forestport, Oneida county, a few days ago, aged about 67 years.
Zack. Barnes was one of the earliest and most noted boatmen on the Erie
Canal, when life on the erie was one of adventure and hard knocks.
Our townsman, Chester Penfield, contributes
the following history of Barnes, which involves also some interesting reminiscences
of early boating on the Erie:
The death of Zachariah Barnes, when it came
to the notice of the writer, revived old recollections, the earliest of
which was in the year 1832 in the town of Westmoreland, Oneida county,
in a place called Spencer Settlement, three miles southeast from Rome -
a place where a large number of boatmen lived.
In this place lived Zachariah Barnes and
boarded with his brother, james, a farmer. Zack, as he was called, followed
the canal summers and boarded with his brother winters. He was a powerful
man physically, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, with broad chest, small
waist, long arms and a wonderful ability to use his feet for self defense,
leaving very little for his hands to do in a fight.
It was noted that he would stand very close
to a man when in an altercation and with the utmost ease kick him in the
face. As fighting was a common practice in the early history of the Erie
Canal, he became noted among boatmen as the champion. Zack had accumulated
a little competence by saving and industry, and bought a small farm. He
was temperate in his habits and had formed the acquaintance of a respectable
young lady and was expecting after the close of the canal in the fall of
1834 to be married; but an evil spirit brooded over his destiny in a fight
with a man named Daniel Van Schaik of New London, Oneida county. He killed
Van Schaik and went to Rome and surrendered himself to the sheriff.
He was tried for murder and defended by Joshua
Spencer and Henry A. Foster; was convicted of manslaughter in he third
degree and was fined $1,000, which his brother paid for him, taking the
farm. This event changed the whole history of this man.
The young lady refused to marry him, and
remained single, but died a few years later with a broken heart. Barnes
took to drink and tried to drown the recollection of the Rome swamp tragedy.
Following the canal for several years, with an increasing appetite for
drink, he became at last incapable of following the occupation of inland
navigator, had to leave the canal, and at last yielded to the king of terrors.
Such is a brief outline of a character who
was widely known among the old boatmen and old citizens of Oneida county.
The numerous incidents of his erratic career are well known to old boatmen
that it would be useless to recount them; but one showing his prominent
trait of kindness to the poor, may be mentioned.
He was a strong wrestler, and on one occasion
he desired to assist a poor widow to buy a cow. So he accepted a challenge
to wrestle the champion in that section for $25, the stakes, if won, to
be given to the poor woman to buy a cow. He won the match, dislocating
his opponent's ankle. The stakeholder bought the poor woman a cow and barrel
of flour with the money.
Zack never married, having sworn a vow after
the Van Schaik murder and the result it had on his engagement with the
young woman, that he would never marry, and which he kept. He was for many
years the notable figure among Erie Canal boatmen, who in spite of his
failings, will be sorry to hear that he is dead.
Rome Sentinel, February 3, 1880
Death of Rev.
Lyman Beach – Indian Missionary – Methodist Clergyman in Rome in 1828,
when the First M.E. Church was built – End of a long useful life.
Rev. Lyman Beach died at the residence of
his son, John Beach, at Knoxboro, Friday of last week, aged 87 years.
The funeral services will be held at Knoxboro Wednesday, at 11 a.m. and
the body will be buried in the Verona Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, by
the side of the remains of his wife, who died seven years ago. Our
Verona correspondent writes: Mr. Beach was born in Wallingford, Conn.,
Dec. 25, 1792. He was married to Patty Doolittle in 1811. In
1816 he and his family moved to Stockbridge, N. Y., where he made a home
in the wilderness and among the Indians. Mr. Beach was self-educated,
and prior to 1828 he acted as a missionary among the Indians, and as local
preacher and exhorter in Oneida and Madison counties. In 1828, he
was appointed to the Rome circuit, and during this year the First M.E.
Church at the foot of Court Street, Rome, was erected and dedicated by
him, assisted by Rev. Alexander Irwin. In 1829, he was sent to Camden,
N.Y. and in 1880 was changed to the Oneida Conference, and sent to Lebanon,
N.Y. In 1832-’33 at Brookfield; 1834-’35, Norwich; 1836-’37, Westmoreland;
1838-’39, Litchfield; 1840-’41, Deansville and Clinton; 1842, Sangerfield;
1843-’44, Augusta; 1846, Smyrna; 1847, Hamilton; 1848-’49, Brookfield;
1850, Onondaga; 1851 Onondaga Mission; 1852, Camillus; 1853-’54, Lowell;
1855, Westmoreland; 1857, Bennett’s Corners and Indian Mission. He
entered the ministry at the age of 20 years, going from place to place
on horseback with saddle-bags behind him. He was a power in the early
days of the church, and many weak societies in this and adjoining counties
built houses of worship, increased in strength and grew in influence through
his zeal in the cause of religion. His manner as a preacher was forcible,
and many Verona people will remember the orthodox and convincing sermons
he has preached when supplying the M.E. pulpit in Verona. He maintained
extreme views in religion and politics, and his old acquaintances will
remember his radical discussions of the political questions of the day.
Born a Democrat, he at all times defended his political opinions with the
same earnestness in which he expounded his religion. About 15 years
of his life were spent in Verona after his retirement from active service
in the ministry, until within a few years. Mr. Beach had been very
active for one of his age, but had gradually failed for a year or more.
“Father Beach,” as he was familiarly called, was a pensioner of the war
of 1812, in which he served as a musician. In his later years
he delighted to play upon the fife and drum, and many of the embers of
the old 101st Regiment of the National Guard of 1864-1865 will remember
a tall, erect old gentleman 72 years of age, with long white hair, marching
at the head of Co. II at all parades, with either fife or drum. Mr.
Beach leaves nine children: Rev. Whiting Beach, Lyman and Charles
Beach and Mrs. Voorhees of Mansfield, PA.; Chauncey Beach and Mrs. Spaulding,
of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Mrs. Dann of Verona; John Beach of Knoxboro, NY,,
and Mrs. Rev. Wm. E. York, of Stockbridge, NY. Thus has passed away
one of the eldest residents of the county, one of the pioneers of this
section, and one who exerted a powerful influence for good.
Joanne Scheible Hurst email@example.com
Rome Sentinel, January 30, 1871
Died at Verona, January 21, 1871, Patty,
the wife of the Rev. Lyman Beach, a member of the New York Central Conference,
aged 78 years. She experienced religion in her youthful days, and
maintained the Christian character to the last. She was the mother
of eleven children, ten of whom are heads of families, and nine are still
living; about eighty grand-children, and thirty-six great-grand-children.
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
Joanne Scheible Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org
Rome, Nov. 1--Mrs.
Albert Beckwith died Monday at her home, 850 West Dominick Street.
Her maiden name was Mabel Evans. She was born in Green-[deleted] March
3, 1887, coming to Rome 10 years ago. On October 24, 1906, she married
Mr. Beckwith. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dean S. Bedford, pastor
of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which [the] deceased was a member,
and a faithful worker in the church and Sunday school. During her residence
in Rome she made a great many friends who were deeply grieved to learn
of her death. Surviving are her husband and an infant son and her foster
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Williams, of this city The funeral was largely
attended at the church this afternoon.
The funeral of Mrs. Albert Beckwith was held
from her late home, 850 W. Dominick Street, at 1:30 p.m. today and at the
Wesleyan Methodist Church at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by
Rev. Dean S. Bedford. The bearers were Fre[d] Beckwith, Jesse Beckwith,
James Hawkins, William Roe, George Jon[deleted] and Ralph Williams. Interment
was made in Rome Cemetery.
Note: From a family scrapbook. Clipping probably
from the Rome Sentinel, year probably c. 1900-1904. A picture of Mabel
From an unnamed and undated New York newspaper:
Delta, Aug. 7 -- Betsy, wife of Nathan
Bellinger, died yesterday afternoon, of cancer or tumor in the abdomen,
aged 51 years. Mrs. Bellinger was taken sick some nine or ten weeks
ago. A doctor was called, and on examination said the patient had
a tumor. Another doctor pronounced the disease a cancer. Her
sickness was attended with continued and almost spasmodic pains.
Mrs. Bellinger was the youngest child of the late George Potter of Floyd,
and sister of G.B. Potter of Western, Mrs. Clark Mace of Boonville, and
Mrs. John Spink of Glenmore. Mrs. B. embraced the Christian religion
in her youth. She united with the M.E. Church and was a consistent
and exemplary member to the last. She was an excellent neighbor and
a kind and indulgent mother. She leaves a husband and two daughters,
Jennie and Mary, to mourn their loss. The funeral will be held at
the house at 10 o'clock A.M. on Saturday, the 10th inst.
Submitted by Dawna Holst email@example.com
BELL, Hugh Harrison
Amador Dispatch 6-25-1881, Plymouth,
Amador Co., CA
Hugh Bell, Sr. was born in Oneida County,
New York Aug 15 1800. He was the youngest child of a family of five, three
boys and two girls. In 1818 he left New York going to Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Indiana, and Illinois, in each of which he resided for a short period,
remaining in the latter something over two years. The year 1824 found
him, in Washington county, MO. Here he married and remained until early
in the spring of 1849 when he emigrated to California with his family,
crossing the plains with an ox team. On the 5th of September, 1849, he
pitched his tent upon Long's Bar on the Feather River in Butte, Co. He
remained in Butte county until early in the spring of 1854 when he moved
with his family to Drytown in this county, where he had the misfortune
to get his broken by a ficious mule which he was trying to bridle. Owing
to the incompetence of the two surgeons who attended him he remained a
perminent cripple, they pronouncing his leg only sprained when in reality
the thigh bone was broken just below the head of the femores or femor (thigh
bone).He held the office of associate judge of this county for three consecutive
terms. In 1876 he was nominated by the Democrats for the office of
Supervisor of this district, and notwithstanding the district was considerable
Republican he was beaten by his opponent only be three votes.
Submitted by George
W. Ackerman 2g grandson of Hugh H. Bell
Rome Daily Sentinel, Monday 23 May 1898
Oneida, May 23 - Mrs. Betsy Belshaw
of this town, widow of John Belshaw, died on Saturday. Mrs. Belshaw was
a native of Schoharie county, aged 78 years, and had been a resident of
Verona since 1831. She had been ill since last fall, suffering from a complication
of diseases, but had been under the care of a physician for only about
two weeks. She was the daughter of Mrs. Poll Near, who died about
ten years ago, aged 102 years. The nearest relative is a brother,
Calvin Near, living in Michigan. Mrs. Belshaw was a member of the
Methodist Church at Verona.
Darlene Utter firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHERINE WELCH BENNETT - Saturday Evening
Post - June 21, 1913
Bennett, widow of Thomas J. Bennett, an aged and hightly esteemed resident
of the city passed away very suddenly Tuesday, June 17, 1913 at her home,
37 Buffalo Street. Her son, David passed away about four months ago and
this was a great shock to the aged mother. She never recovered from the
loss of her son and death finally came as a relief to her sorrow.
Mrs. Bennett was born in County Kerry, Ireland
81 years ago. At the age of 17 she came to this country and in 1851 she
married Mr. Bennett near Albany. Ten years later the couple moved to Westmoreland,
where they resided until 30 years ago, when they came to Utica. Mrs. Bennett
was a member of St. Agnes Church. She was a true wife and mother who found
all her pleasure in her home. Her death is mourned by a wide circle of
friends. Surviving are six sons, John, William, Andrew, James, Edward and
Frank Bennett all of Utica; four daughters, Mrs. Ellen Dwyer, Mrs. Catherine
Taylor and Miss Mary Bennett, all of this city, and Mrs. Margaret Hazelton,
of Saranac Lake; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The funeral
was held from her late home yesterday morning and the later from St. Agnes
Church, where Rev. Father Hayes celebrated a high mass of requiem. Burial
was made in Clinton.
Rome Daily Sentinel 24 Jan 1972
Mrs. Bernholz dies; funeral is tomorrow
Mrs. Francis A. Bernholz, 65, of 131 W. Wright
St., died Saturday in Rome Hospital where she had been a patient for two
The former Agnes
L. Netzband, she was born in Rome Nov. 19, 1906, daughter of William H.
and Elizabeth O'Mara Natzband. She and Mr. Bernholz were married in Rome
Aug. 28, 1928. He died in August, 1959.
Mrs. Bernholz was
a member of St. Peter's Chuch.
Surviving are three
sons, William F. Bernholz, Joseph E. Bernholz and Ronald J. Bernholz, all
of Rome; three sisters, Mrs. Robert D. Chapman, Hyde Park, Vt; Mrs. Francis
J. Waller, Rome, and Mrs. Robert K. Banes, Oneida, and three grandchildren.
will be Tuesday at 10:15 at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home and
at 10:45 at St. Peter's Church where a Mass of the Resurrection will be
offered. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Calling hours at
the funeral home will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.
Sent by - Cheryl Waterman Cheryl@Waterman.net
From Rome Ny
IN HIS DEATH, A RESPECTED DELTA RESIDENT
Rome, Oct. 4- John Betsinger, one
of the best-known and most highly-esteemed residents of Delta, died at
his home there
Sunday night. He was born March 19,
1834, in the town of Steuben, being one of five children of Jacob Betsinger
and Sarah Mower Betsinger, of whom Abraham Betsinger, of Waverly, Ia is
the only survivor. The prents were Mohawk Dutch and came to this
section from Herkimer County. With the exception of 12 years the
deceased had passed all of his life in Delta. He built and owned
the cheese factory at Whitesboro, known as the William Evans factory.
On November 18, 1858, Mr. Betsinger married Jane Vandewalker. He
was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter,
Mrs. Charles Millington, who kept house for her father, and the brother
& Linda McCann
from newspaper clipping from Heintz Funeral
Carl E. F. Beyer,
73, of 2112 Whitesboro St. died March 30, 1959, in St. Elizabeth hospital
after a brief illness.He was born June 30, 1885, in Utica, son of Frank
and Augusta Kammradt Beyer and was educated in local schools. He married
Ella Tayler in Utica in 1918, she died in 1950.Mr. Beyer was a Protestant.He
leaves two daughters, Mrs. Donald Collver, Whitesboro and Mrs. Henry Mitchell,
Schuyler Corners; three sons, Robert and Richard, both of Whitesboro and
Herman, Yorkville; 18 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 Thursday
from the Heintz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St., with the Rev. Arthur
R. Kleps, pastor of Trinity Luthern Church officiating.Burial will be in
Forest Hill Ccemetery.
From newspaper clippings from Heintz Funeral
Frank Beyer, 23; 12 Dudley, who served with Army's amphibious forces
for three year's prior to his discharge last January,died Oct. 24, 1946,
at the Veteran's Facility at Batavia. He had been ill since last April.
The former soldier, who was overseas in the Pacific Theater for two years,
was born in Sauquoit on Jan. 24,1923, son of Carl E. and Ella Tyler Beyer.
Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Donald Collver,
Yorkville, Mrs. Lewis Phipps, Utica; three brothers, Robert and Richard
Beyer of Yorkville, and Pvt. Herman Beyer, serving in the Army in Panama,
two neices and a nephew.
Jane Charles Beyer
Source: Utica O.D.-March18, 2001
Mrs. Jane Charles Beyer, age 70, passed
away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband, March 2, in her Escondido,
California, home. Originally from Utica, she was born November 26, 1930,
to the late Caradoc and Emma Richer Charles. She received her education
in the Utica schools. On September 24, 1949, she married Herman H. Beyer
at Trinity Luthern Church, a union that would last 51 years.Mrs. Beyer
is survived by her husband, Herman, and three daughters in California,
Mrs. Scott (Gail) Renninger, Heraldsburg, Mrs. Ron (Nancy) Pribble, Escondido,
and Mrs. Scott (Lorraine) Chandler, Windsor; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Mandy
Renninger Hodgdon, Santa Rosa, Brandon and Julia Renninger,Heraldsburg,
Ron, Alex, Nicholas and Jake Pribble, Escondido,and Blake and Miles Chandler,
Windsor; a sister and brother-in-law, Mr.and Mrs. Edward (Joyce) Evans,
Lake George,N.Y.; a sister-in-law and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
(Ethel) Collver, Zephyrills, Florida; and a brother-in-law and his wife,
Mr.and Mrs. Richard (Doris) Beyer, Whitesboro. She also leaves several
nieces, nephews and cousins. Two brothers, Gilbert and Robert Charles,
predeceased Mrs. Beyer. Jane was a devoted wife ,mother and grandmother
who enjoyed gardening,crafts, painting and time spent with her beloved
family. A private family service was held in Escondido march 3rd.
O.D. Dec. 13,1938--p.29
Mrs. Frank J. Beyer,
a resident of Clinton for the past year,died in a local hospital yesterday.
Her maiden name was Augusta Kammerad and she was born in Germany June 13,1857,daughter
of Ernest and Josephine Stentley Kammerad. She came to this country and
Utica in 1870 and resided here until she went to Clinton to live. She was
married in 1884. She attended St. Paul's Luthern Church. In addition to
her husband,she is survived by a son Carl, Yorkville; a brother Charles
Kammerad, Rome; a sister Mrs. Louisa Hapel, Ilion, and seven grandchildren.
Utica Morning Herald, 31 Dec. 1889
"Mrs. Harriet Pratt Biddlecome died at the
residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. John S. Smith, No. 137 John St., yesterday,
aged 91 years. The deceased was born in Cheshire, Mass. on July 22,
1798, and was a descendant of one of
the men who came to America in the Mayflower.
When she was six years old, her parents removed to Deerfield where they
settled and began farming. The site of Utica was then a swamp and
was considered worthless land. This Deerfield farm became known as
the Hall or Leland Farm. Mrs. Biddlecome's father died in 1840 and
her mother two years later. When she was 20 years old, she was married
to Orrin Biddlecome, a farmer of Deerfield. Her husband died when
she was 33 years of age. Eight children were born to the union, of
whom Mrs. Ignatius Meyers of Utica, Mrs. Daniel Stone of Deerfield, and
Nelson Biddlecome of Menekaunee, Wisc., survive; 18 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren are now living. For 70 years, she lived in the
old farm house to which her husband took her as a bride until 1888 when
she removed to the residence of John S. Smith of this city where she has
since made her home. She is the last of the original roll of the
Deerfield Baptist Church of which she was a member for 50 years.
She always had the best of health until three or four years ago, when she
fell and broke her knee-pan. She was able to do her housework until
her 85th year. She had a wonderful, good
memory and enjoyed talking of scenes and
incidents in her early life. Her husband was a soldier in the War
Note: Harriet Pratt Biddlecome's parents
were Jonathan and Rachel (Dean) Pratt. She is a descendant of Matthew Pratt
who came to this country about 1623 and settled in Weymouth, Mass.
Her husband, Orrin Biddlecome, is descended from Thomas Biddlecome of Warwick,
R.I.. I have not found a Mayflower connection. Thomas, his son, Daniel,
and grandson, Orrin are all buried in the Old Whitney Cemetery, Utica,
while Harriet Pratt Biddlecome was buried in the cemetery of the Deerfield
Ruth Glenister - email@example.com
d. May 22, 1910 in Rome Sentinel Point Rock, May 23-- James Bingham an
esteemed resident of this town, died at 5 am Sunday at his home
in Frenchtown, aged 76 years. His health
had been poor the last two years and he had been confined to bed the last
two months. He was born in France Dec. 25, 1833, and he came to this county
with his brother George in 1853. On Dec. 12, 1859, he married Jane Reynolds
, and three months after his marriage he moved on to the farm where he
died. Four children were born to them, two of whom, with the wife, survive,
Mrs. John Castle, who lives at home, and Mrs. Charles Castle of Stokes.
Two Nephews, George and Joseph Bingham live in Rome.
Marsha Petrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Deansboro (Rome paper 5/1/1833) > Funeral
Services are held for C.M. Bingham,
Deansboro, May 1. Private funeral services were held this afternoon for
Bingham, 79, who died Saturday after a short
illness. Mr. Bingham was born May 1, 1854, at Oriskany Falls, a son of
the late Henry and Hannah Winthrop Bingham. On January 27, 1886 he was
married to Ella R. Tharp of Forestport. He was a merchant and was a member
of the M.E. Church. Surviving besides his widow is a son Lynn, and
Marsha Petrie email@example.com
Taken from the Rochester American
"Died- In Wheatfield, Monroe County, on the
26th of March 1848, Joseph Blackmer, Esq. in the eighty-first year of his
age. He was born in Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, October
2, 1767; his parents removed with him when about three years of age to
New Marlbourough, Berkshire Co., Mass., where he resided until he arrived
at manhood; he was married in early life, and in February, 1787 removed
to the Town of Westmoreland, Oneida County, which was then an almost unbroken
wilderness. He here and his associates endured hardships and privations
in subduing the obstacles of a new country, which seldom been experienced
in later years. In 1808 he removed to Wheatland, where he resided
the last forty years. His mind was well informed by reading, and
he was a close observer. He has done much to sustain civil and religious
institutions and education-has filled the office of justice of the peace
and assistant judge, and various offices of trust, and may emphatically
be denominated a public spirited man. He died respected and esteemed."
BLAIR - In Vernon, Feb. 26, 1877, Elizabeth
A. BLAIR, wife of Alton T. BLAIR, aged 29 years.
BLAZIER, Mrs. Delia
Mrs Delia Blazier Dies After an Hour's Illness
North Western, March 21  - Mrs Delia
Blazier, 72 years old, died suddenly this morning at the home of her sister,
Mrs Lester Clemmens on Webster Hill. She was taken ill at 4 o'clock
and died one hour later. Death was caused by heart trouble.
Mrs Blazier was
the widow of Andrew Blazier who died twenty years ago. She was the
daughter of Freeman Burch, was born in the town of Western and has always
Surviving are four
sisters, Mrs Merritt [Eunice] Hall of Westernville, Mrs Lambert Risley
[Elizabeth] and Mrs George Croup and Mrs Lester [Emily M] Clemmons
of North Western, James Burch and Darius Burch of Hillside."
[Note: Freeman Burch m Almira Gillett, daughter
of Ebenezer & Elizabeth Keech Gillett. Darius m as 2nd wife Marcia
Blazier, sister of Andrew.]
Miss Clara Boes,
43 Paris rd was found dead Mar. 9, 1939 in her home. A daughter of the
late Mr and Mrs John Martin Boes, she was educated in the Utica
schools and for many years had been a dressmaker. Survivors include a sister,
Mrs. Charles Pfeifer, Utica, and three brothers, William M, Los Angeles,
Fred, Chicago and Frank, New York. Funeral services from the Gordon funeral
Home to Forest Hills. Services were held in the beautiful Conservatory,
Dave & Deb firstname.lastname@example.org
BOES-in this city, Tuesday, May 31, 1881,
of scarlet fever and diptheria, Bennie
Charles Boes, youngest son of J.M and Bertha Boes, aged 5 years and
Dave & Deb email@example.com
Frank C Boes,
95 , of Mt Vernon, MD, a retired civil engineer for the City of New York,
died Thursday in the Salisbury Health Care Center after a long illness.
He was born in Ithaca , NY. His wife, Mrs.
Marian M Boes, died in 1969. Mr. Boes was an alumnus of Clarkson
College, Pottsdam, NY, an avid wildlife enthusiast and fellow and life-member
of the American Society of Civil Engineers. A daughter was the late Mrs.
Marian Romary of Ithaca. Surviving are one grandson, three great-grandchildren
and one nephew. Funeral services were held at 1 pm in the Hinman Funeral
Home, Princess Anne, with the Rev. Robert Kurt officiating. Internment
was in Grace Episcopal Cemetary. (Frank Boes was brother of
Helen Boes Pfeifer- DWR)
Dave & Deb firstname.lastname@example.org
From an unnamed and undated New York newspaper:
JAMES T. BOOTH
Utica, Oct. 24 -- At the home
of his son, No. 8 Eagle Street, yesterday morning, died James T. Booth,
an old and highly respected resident of Utica. James Thompson Booth
was born in Grant, Herkimer county, February 22, 1825 and as a young man
worked in a tannery at Remsen. Later for years he drove stage between
Remsen and Utica. In 1857 he located in Utica and has resided here
ever since. For forty years he carried on a very successful carting
business, retiring two years ago on account of ill health. At Floyd,
in 1852, he married Miss Sophia C. Draper, who died three years ago.
He leaves one son, George W. Booth of the firm of Pike, Madoc & Booth,
and two sisters, Miss Huldah Booth of Remsen, and Miss Sarah R. Booth of
John F. Boes dies at Salt Lake City.
John F. Boes 68, former Utican, died at his
home in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday. He was born in Albany, August 11,
1864, son of bertha and the late John M. Boes. In 1867 the family came
to Utica, where he ws educated and learned the trade of manufacturing jeweler
and diamond setter with his father, whose place of business was in the
Devereux Block. In 1885 he was married to Misss Mary Lincoln and
the next year the couple went West. They spent a year or two at Leadville,
Colo, before moving to Salt Lake City where Mr. Boes had a large jewelry
store. He was a Rotarian . An ardent hunter and fisherman, Mr. Boes on
visits to this city, regaled his friends with accounts of hte abundant
game and fish in Utah. He leaves his wife; a son Raymond E. Salt
Lake City; a daughter, the wife of Maj. Charles Hines, West Point; two
grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Clara Boes, New Hartford, Mrs Charles
Pfeifer, Utica; three brothers, Frederick, Chicago; William, Los Angeles,
Frank, Long Island, NY.. His mother is living at Los Angeles with her son
Obituary: Nancy Bowne, widow of Richard
Bowne, died at New Hartford, near Utica, on Sunday last. The remains
will be brought here for burial this Wednesday. She and her husband
formerly resided in Morris, he being a son of Joseph Bowne, the great Friends
preacher of a past generation. Richard Bowne and his wife had five
sons, of which number the late Isaac Bowne. Mrs. Bowne lived to see her
husband and all of her sons die, and now at a great age follows them over
the river. "Morris Chronicle" late 1895?
Nancy's maiden name was Caffrey (Caffery?)and I believe she lived to be
at least 90 yrs.
Utica Daily Press, Friday Morning, October
5, 1900, page 8, col. 4
Mrs. Catherine BOYD, widow of the late
Chauncey BOYD, died at her home Wednesday morning, over 91 years of age.
Her maiden name was Catherine Vandewalker, and she was married to Chauncey
BOYD in March 1831, and since that time had lived in the same house to
which she went as a bride. Five children survive her, Rev. Squire
BOYD, of Middlesex, Mrs. R.D. PHILLIPS of Morton, Minnesota, Mrs. A.R.
STONE of Branchport, New York, Mrs. Charlotte CUMMINGS of Western, and
a daughter, Almira, in Nebraska, and one sister, Mrs. Charles DECKER of
Utica Daily Press, Tuesday Morning, October
9, 1900, page 8, col. 4 Westernville
Mrs. Alvin STONE of Branchport, New
York, is in town called by the death of her mother, Mrs. Catherine BOYD.
Squire BOYD of Middlesex, came also to attend her funeral on Friday.
The services were conducted by Rev. E.U. BROWN of Steuben. Internment
was made in the cemetery here.
Utica Daily Observer, Staurday Evening, September
3, 1870; page 3, col. 5 Died
At the residence of his son-in-law,
George MASON, Esq. in Western, Oneida County on Friday, September 2, Mr.
James BOYD, aged about 90 years.
Mr. BOYD was a soldier in the War of
1812, and was actively engaged at Sackett's Harbor, and other places during
that war. He moved to the town of Western some seventy years ago,
and resided upon the same farm ever since. Mr. BOYD was the grandfather
of Mrs. J.E. JAMES of Utica.
Funeral will be attended at the residence
of his son-in-law, Mr. George MASON, Sunday September 4. Friends
of the family are invited to attend.
2530 14th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631-8317
DIED: The oldest graduate of Hamilton College, Rev.
Samuel W. BRACE, died Friday at his home in Utica. He was born at Rutland,
VT., May 1, 1790 and came to N.Y. State when he was 6 years of age with
his parents who first settled in Onondaga Co. Hamilton College was established
in 1812 and Mr. Brace entered it as a Sophomore. The late Judge GREEN was
AUBURN DAILY BULLETIN, AUBURN, N.Y. Monday
August 19, 1878
Vernon, October 15, 1849
"Died- At Vernon, Oneida County, on the 11th
day of October, 1849,
Capt. Stephen Brigham, in the 96th year of
his age. The subject of this notice was born in Shrewsbury, Worcester,
Co., Mass., May 13th, 1754. At the commencement of the war of the
Revolution he left his home on the morning after the battle of Lexington
and joined the American army, near Boston, as a volunteer. He soon
after enlisted as a private soldier for the term of 8 months, and was in
the memorial battle of Bunker Hill, on the 17th of June. Some time
after he returned from the army he removed to Chelshire Co., New Hampshire,
where he remained until 1790, when he removed to what is now Oneida County,
NY and settled in Westmoreland. In 1812 he removed to Vernon, which
has been the place of his residence until the time of his death
In early life, while living in New Hampshire,
he, with his wife made a public profession of religion in connection with
the Congregational Church in Fitzwilliam. After his removal to Westmoreland,
he, with his wife, were part of the small number of thirteen who were organized
into a church of that same place. On his removal to Vernon, where
he continued a member until the time of his death.
He has uniformly sustained a good character
for uprightness and integrity, and has in the last years of his life seemed
ripening for a better world and to be waiting with calmness and resignation
for his great and last change."
The following information was gathered from
the Saturday Globe Newspaper, dated August 3, 1895.
Friend BRISTOL, the famous Remsen caterer,
died Wednesday in that place from a stoke of apoplexy. His death
was sudden and unexpected as he had been in the best of health hitherto.
Friend Bristol was born in Warrington, Conn., in 1833. He spent his
boyhood there and as a young man became caterer for a Long Island Club.
About 35 years ago Mr. Bristol came to Utica and opened a small oyster
shop on Genesee Street. Soon after he became interested in buying
cattle and for many years continued very successfully at that business.
Twelve years ago Mr. Bristol bought the hotel at Remsen of George
Dawson, and has conducted it most sucessfully ever since. The hostelry
became known for its game dinners and guests from far and wide resorted
there. But it was Mr. Bristol's personality which made the place
especially attractive. Genial and large-souled, he was a man who
drew to himself the liking of all and, friends once gained, he retained
them. The deceased was twice married. His first wife was Miss
Jerolman and, some years after her death, he wedded Estella Dawson, who
survives. A daughter by his first wife resides in Connecticut.
Rome Sentinel-December 17, 1926
Camden - Dec. 17 - Late Thursday afternoon
at her home on Union Street, occurred the death of Lottie May Handy, wife
of L. O. Brown after a severe illness of several months. Mrs. Brown
was born in Annsville July 19, 1879, daughter of the late George and Adella
Handy but spent the greater part of her life in Camden. She was a
practical nurse and was held in high esteem. She was twice married,
her first husband being Franklin Lewis Miller. On January 27, 1917, she
was married to L. O. Brown, who survives. She was a member of the
M. E. Church, the Central Asbury Circle and the W.C.T.U. Besides
husband she is survived by one son, Walter
G. Miller of Camden, a step-son, Howard Brown of Syracuse, a step daughter,
Mrs. Charles Laplain of Oswego, one sister, Mrs. Charles Fulcher of Camden,
two brothers, Jay Handy of Camden and Charles Handy of Michigan and three
28 Mar 1903-Rome Daily Sentinel
FARMER JOHN BROWN DEAD Passed away this morning
after long illness. Well known breeder of fast Horses Trained for the Track
at His Farm Three and On-Half Miles North of Rome- Born in England
John Brown, one
of the best known farmers of Rome, died this morning at his home on Turin
road, 3 1/2 miles outside the city. He had been in failing health for the
past two or three years and for a year past had been out but little.
Mr. Brown was born
near Scarborough, England 70 years ago and lived near the scene of his
nativity until twenty-five years of age, when he immigrated to this country
and located in Westmoreland with his wife and family of three children.
His wife died some years later, and while
living in Rome Mr. Brown was united in marriage
with Miss Rebecca Bielby, who survives.
Mr. Brown removed to Sp[encer Settlement and took charge of the Bruh farm.
Subsequently he operated the Huntington farm, the site of the present county
home, and remained there eight years. He then purchased and removed to
the farm on the Turin road where he died.
Mr. Brown was always
a farmer by occupation, but in addition to that he was, for many years,
a successful breeder of fine horses. To track horses he devoted particular
attention. Though he had raised no horses in later years, the well worn
half mile speedway where he was want to develop racing qualifies in his
colts and familiarize them with work on the track, still remains to the
view of those who drive by his late home. He sold many of his horses at
fancy prices even in those
In politics Mr.
Brown was a Republican. As a churchman he was a faithful and conscientious
member of the First M.E. Chuch of Rome. He was of a jovial disposition,
always kind hearted and he had hosts of friends.
There are left the
following sons and daughters: Rev. Smith W. Brown, pastor of the South
Street M.E. Church of Utica; George H. Bell, Mrs. George H. Plato, Mrs.
William Smith, Miss Sarah Brown, Mrs. George J. Cook, and Mrs. T.W. Smith
of Rome and Mrs. W. A. Bielby of
Sent by - Cheryl Waterman Cheryl@Waterman.net
The Clinton Advertiser, Saturday April 4,
Saturday afternoon, at his home on Chestnut
Street, occurred the death f Bernard Burns, an old and respected resident
of this village. He had been in failing health for over a year and his
death was not unexpected. The deceased was born in Ireland about 80 years
ago, and had been a resident of this village for over a quarter of a century.
He is survived by four children, John and James Burns of Clinton; Patrick
Burns of Oxford and Mrs. Joseph (Catherine) Martin of Clinton. The funeral
was held from St. Mary's Church as 10 o'clock Monday morning.
Utica Paper August 13, 1951
Mrs. Ada Butler, 826 Hamilton Street died
August 11, 1951, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital after a long illness. She
was born in Utica, daughter of the late Henry and Lucy Ollerenshaw Haganour.
In 1908, she was married to Stephen P. Butler Sr., St. Patrick's Church.
He died39 years ago. She was educated in local schools and was graduated
from the Academy of the Holy Name, Rome. She lived in Oneida for
many years and was active in business circles. She was well-known
in the real estate and hotel business in Sylvan Beach. Mrs. Butler was
a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and its Women's Altar Society, Reynold's
Relief Corps, Women of the Moose, Order of Pocahontas, Federation of Women's
Clubs, Patriotic Council and the Elks Auxiliary of Oneida.
She leaves a son, Stephen P. Butler Jr.,
Yorkville, a granddaughter and two nieces. The funeral will be at 9 Thursday
from the Langdon Residential Funeral Home, York and Maple, and at 9:30
from St. Patrick's Church.
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Feb 8, 1914 Obituary
Popular Young Utican
Stephen P. Butler, Well Known Vocalist, Answers
Many friends were deeply grieved to learn
of the death of Stephen P. Butler, at one time prominent in local musical
circles, which occurred Monday, February 2 at the home of his father in
law, David Owens Sunset Avenue, following a prolonged illness.
Mr. Butler was born in New York, August 6,
1879. After receiving his education at Assumption Academy, he enrolled
in courses at the Utica Conservatory of Music. He possessed an excellent
tenor voice and was employed by Willmer & Vincent for some time in
the Orpheum Theater. Eight years ago he was given charge of the Orpheum
Theater at Portsmouth, Virginia and successfully managed the same for five
years. He had since been proprietor of the Lake Shore Hotel at Sylvan
Beach, residing in Utica during the winter. His gentle disposition
and sociable ways endeared him to everyone with whom he came to contact
and his death is widely mourned. Mr. Butler was a member of St. Patrick's
Church and of its choir. He was also a popular member of the Haydn
Male Chorus and Utica Lodge No. 33, B.P.O.E.
Six years ago he married Miss Ada Haganour
of Utica, who survives with a son Stephen, Jr. Mr. Butler also leaves
a niece Eloise Haganour of this city and a nephew Calhoun Butler of Boonville.
The funeral was held from his home at 9 o'clock
on Thursday and at St. Patrick's at 9:30, where Rev. Father James Farrell
celebrated a High Mass of requiem. A delegation from Utica Lodge
No. 33 B.P.O.E. escorted the remains from the house to the church.
The mass was sung by the full choir of the church of which the deceased
was a member at the conclusion of the mass a quartet consisting of Elliot
Stewart, Arthur Coupe, William Casey Jr. and Prof. Harry McCormick rendered
"Jerusalem." The floral offerings were profuse among them being a
large standing cross from the Elks, a standing heart from relatives and
a large standing wreath from the West End Brewing Company. The bearers
were William J. Wier, Theodore Somers, George Helmer, P.J. McGuire, Joseph
Sullivan and James B. Geer. The remains were placed in the receiving
vault at St. Agnes Cemetery.
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Zora W Butler funeral held
Miss Zora W Butler, 97, of Lowville,
died Tuesday, July 28  at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility,
where she had been a resident since October 11, 1974. A prayer service
was held Friday, July 31 at the Donald F Virkler Funeral Home, followed
by a funeral in St Peter's Church with Rev Bernard Christman officiating.
Burial was in St Patrick's Cemetery, Oneida, NY.
There were no calling hours. Surviving are a brother, Joseph M Butler,
Lowville; two nieces, Mrs Frederick [Barbara] Martin, RD Lowville, and
Mrs Edward [Shirley] Gassner, New Hartford; nine grandnieces and
grandnephews; and seven great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Born Jan 21, 1890 in Rome, a daughter of Solomon and Esther Mahedy Butler,
she was graduated from Holy Name Academy in Rome. Miss Butler was never
married.She worked for the George E Pohl Manufacturing Co, Vernon,
and later at the Oneida Community Ltd, the National Casket Co, Oneida,
and the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp, Oneida. For 25 years, she was employed
by the Pentagon in Washington, DC, until retiring. [Burial
was in J P McKay family plot]
The funeral of George W. Bacon, who died
at West Branch last Wednesday, was held today at 11 o'clock at the Baptist
Church in this village, Rev. A.W. Cady officiating. Mr. Bacon was a former
resident of Leyden, nearly all his life being spent in that town, but was
well known and highly respected in this village. (1903)
November 19, 1922
Rome - Nov. 18 - Adam Bael, a well-known
and highly respected resident of the city, age 77 years, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Peter J. Meyers, 512 Williams Street, at 3:30 this
afternoon. He had been confined to his bed for about three months by a
stroke of paralysis.
He was born in Alsace, Germany, February
25, 1845, came to America with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Bael, of Verona, when 10 years of age. He lived in Verona until his marriage
in 1870 to Miss Anna Schaffer of Lowville. They came to Rome 18 years ago.
Mrs. Bael died about 12 years ago.
Mr. Bael served as sexton of St. Mary's Church
12 years and then retired. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the
Altar Society. He is survived by one son, Sylvester Bael of Dix, NY, two
daughters, Mrs. Geo. P. Becker and Mrs. Myers of Rome, one sister, Mrs.
Mary Nold of Dix, and six grandchildren.
Bael, Adam J.
December 29, 1916
Rome Dec. 29 - Adam Bael of 504 William Street,
is much worried over the absence of his son, Adam Bael jr. of Dix, who
delivered a load of hay here December 11, and nothing has been seen or
heard from him since. He is 35 years old. It is thought he may be in the
Bael, Anna Schaffer
February 16, 1911
Mrs. Anna Bael, wife of Adam Bael, died at
4 pm yesterday at her home, 503 William Street, aged 58 years and 9 months.
She had been in poor health this last year. She was born in Crogan, Lewis
County, and had lived in Rome since she was 16 years old. She was married
in 1870. Besides the husband there survive four children, Sylvester of
Spencer Settlement, Adam J. of Dix, Mrs. Margaret Becker and Miss (?) Bael
of this city, also one sister and one brother, Mrs. Maggie Magra of Lowell
and Nicholas Schaffer of this city. The funeral will be held at her home
Bael, Mary A. Murphy
Syracuse Post Standard
February 28, 1911
Rome - Feb. 27 - Mrs. Sylvester Bael, aged
36 years, died at Spencer Settlement today. Her husband and three children
survive. She was formerly Mary Murphy of Rome.
January 27, 1859
Mr. Aaron Bailey, one of the oldest residents
of the town of Vienna, died in that town on Thursday, January 6, at the
advanced age of 80 years and 6 months. The Sentinel says the deceased was
born in Connecticut in 1778, and removed to Vienna in 1809, where he resided
up to the day of his death. He held the office of Justice of the Peace
for twelve years in succession, besides other town offices. He was buried
with Masonic honors on Sunday, January 9. He joined the Masonic fraternity
some 40 years ago.
Bailey, Aaron N.
May 9, 1893
Aaron N. Bailey died suddenly at his home,
414 North Washington Street, Sunday morning at eight o'clock, aged 73 years.
Saturday he was apparently in his usual health, but a noon he was taken
with severe pains in the stomach. He recovered from this ailment, but Sunday
morning, without any signs of being ill, suddenly passed away of heart
failure. He was born in the town of Vienna, where he lived until 25 years
ago when he removed to Rome. He was a cattle dealer. He was widely known
and greatly respected. He belonged to the Masonic order. Besides his wife,
he is survived by three sons, Virgil B., O. A., and Charles H. Bailey,
all of Buffalo.
September 5, 1914
Lee Center - Calvin Bailey, the oldest man
in the town of Lee, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his
son, David W. Bailey, four miles northwest of this village. He was 92 years
old. For the past two years he had been slowly losing his former great
strength but he was able to be about the house until the day before yesterday.
Then he was taken with an attack of uraemic poisoning and failed rapidly.
He enjoyed remarkably good health all his life and was free from illness
except about 10 years ago when he had an attack of pneumonia from which
he made a complete recovery.
Mr. Bailey was born in Floyd May 1, 1822
and was the son of Lattimore Bailey and Abigail Otis. When he was seven
years old his parents moved to this town and for the next 85 years Lee
was his home. He followed the occupation of farming all his life and was
one of the progressive, successful and energetic men in this section.
Mr. Bailey was twice married. His first wife
was Miss Sophrona Wager, who died 35 years ago. About 10 years later he
married Mrs. Electa Worden, who died four years ago.
Practically every resident of this town knew
Mr. Bailey and he always had the respect of his neighbors and fellow townsmen.
He was a member of the M. E. Church, was always glad to do a favor or a
kindness for any person in need, believed in a square deal for all and
lived an honorable and upright life. He had a fund of knowledge on local
events and persons that made him an interesting talker of happenings of
Three children survive, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall,
Camden, Mrs. Emma Davenport, Liker's Corners, NY, and the son with whom
Mr. Bailey died. There are also eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held in the M. E. Church here on Tuesday at 1 pm. Interment
will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.
September 24, 1913
McConnellsville - Sept. 24 - The funeral
of Mrs. Eunice Bailey, widow of Harry Bailey, was held Friday at 2 o'clock
at her home on the Vienna Road. Burial was made at McConnellsville.
note: husband's name is Harvey Bailey
Bailey, Fred C.
Utica Daily Press
September 7, 1937
BAILEY - On Saturday, Sept 4, 1937, at Coonrod,
NY, Fred C. Bailey. Funeral at his late home, Coonrod, tomorrow, Tuesday,
at 8:45 am, and at St. Mary's Church, Rome at 9:30, where a requiem high
mass will be celebrated.
July 4, 1888
Lee Center Notes - July 3 - George Bailey,
of West Lee, who has been sick for the past two weeks, died yesterday at
six o'clock in the morning. He leaves a wife and three small boys. The
oldest is about ten years of age. Mr. Bailey was a hard working, industrious
man, and was respected by all who knew him. The funeral services will be
held in the M. E. Church in this village July 4, at 1 pm
Bailey, George S.
September 17, 1939
Sylvan Beach - George S. Bailey, 71, a Barge
Canal engineer, died September 15, 1939, at his home near here.
He was employed by the State Department of
Public Works, Division of Canals. He was born in the Town of Vienna, son
of Myron and Adelaide Covell Bailey. He married Florence Bailey at Cleveland
October 14, 1906.
Surviving are his widow, three brothers,
Charles and Wyman of Vienna, and Myron of Schenectday, and a sister, Mrs.
Edna Chase, Huntington Park, Calif.
The funeral will be from the house Monday
with Rev. Wesley A. Baker of North Bay Methodist Church officiating. Burial
will be at McConnellsville.
January 3, 1897
Hamilton Bailey of Lee Center died of paralysis
this morning, aged 62 years. He leaves a wife and one child, also one sister,
Mrs. A. P. Tuller of Rome. He had been ill over a year. Mr.Bailey was born
in Richfield Springs, coming from that place to Rome. He moved from here
to Lee Center about five years ago.
Bailey, Martha J.
February 24, 1882
BAILEY - In Utica, Feb. 18, 1882, Mrs. Martha
J. widow of the late Lewis Bailey and mother of William B. Bailey, of St.
Louis, and Henry L. Bailey, of Brooklyn, NY, in the 72nd year of her age.
Bailey, Mrs. Latimer
December 1, 1876
Lee Center Items - Old Mrs. Bailey, wife
of Lattimore Bailey, died at her late residence on Friday morning, aged
85 years. The funeral will be held at her late home on Monday the
27th. She leaves a companion over 90 years of age and children to
Lee Center Items - The funeral of Mrs. Bailey
was held on Sabbath morning instead of today, and Rev. J. Stanton preached,
consequently the M. E. pulpit at Lee Centre was vacant. Rev. J.N.
Shear (local) supplied the vacancy and preached from the 9th of Roman.
October 17, 1872
Bailey - In Rome, Friday, Oct. 11, at the
residence of her son, A. N. Bailey, Mrs. Sally, widow of the late Aaron
Bailey, of Vienna, and mother of Mrs. Salmon Tuttle of New London, age
85 years and 5 mos.
Bainbridge, Abijah H.
January 20, 1873
Abijah H. Bainbridge, aged 77, died in New
York Tuesday, the 14th, inst., after two weeks' sickness. By his request
his body was brought to Lee Centre and buried by the side of his first
wife, in the Hall burying ground, near Henry T. Smith's, an old resident,
Baker, Allen G.
October 16, 1903
The death of Allen G. Baker occurred at his
home, 29 Kemble Street, at 1 o'clock this afternoon, after an illness of
eleven days, suffering with erysipelas. The deceased was born in Stittville,
Sept. 1, 1824. He resided there for a number of years and later moved to
Marcy, where he resided up till about nine years ago, when he removed to
this city, where he had since resided. He was a farmer by occupation. Fifty-two
years ago he was married to Miss Elsie W. Potter. She died about 12 years
ago. He is survived by two children, Mrs. William Reese, this city, and
Mrs. William W. Weaver of Deerfield. He attended the Universalist Church.
Undated clipping - Utica Daily Press
Thursday morning occurred the death of Augustus
Baker at his residence on the Ives Road, Marcy. Mr. Baker was born in Marcy
December 9, 1814. His parents were Jonathan and Mehetabel Franklin Baker,
the latter being a descendant of the family of which Benjamin Franklin
was a member. He received a common school education, was brought up a farmer,
and when 20 years of age married the daughter of a neighbor, Sarah Olin,
and began housekeeping on a farm recently purchased. A large part of this
farm he cleared with his own hands, and he had resided upon it ever since.
In 1854 his wife died and afterwards he married Harriett Pooler of Marcy.
By his first wife he had two children, Dr. Smith Baker of Utica and George
F. Baker, who died two years since. By his second wife he had three children,
DeWitt Clinton of Lincoln, Neb., and Frederick and William, both of Marcy.
He was always prosperous in his business, being in steady respects a model
farmer. He was of well-known integrity and was distinquished for his charity.
Early in life he was a member of the old style politics, in which he held
the office of captain, the administration of which he was proud, having
been given him by the then governor William H. Seward. In 1847, during
the threatening war with England, he enlisted but, with his company, got
only as far as the Sacketts Harbor when the plans for hostility were abandoned.
During the civil war he was an enthusiastic supporter of the government
and attested to this by giving a private bounty to recruit of his neighborhood.
He helped to organize the Republican party and in general voted that ticket.
He has taken considerable interest in politics, but has always refused
to hold political office. In religious matters he was independent and liberal
entertaining the largest hope for anybody who tried to do right. Until
the last he has been interested in and a deep student of current events.
His last illness began early in May and while painful had been borne with
fortitude. He is survived by his wife and four sons, Dr. Smith Baker of
Utica, DeWitt Clinton of Lincoln, Neb., Frederick Augustus and William,
both of Marcy, and by one brother, Allen G. Baker of Utica.
Baker, Elsey Potter
Utica Weekly Herald
March 25, 1890
Baker - At Marcy, March 31,1890, Elsie W.
Potter, wife of Allen G. Baker, and eldest daughter of Clark Potter of
Rome, in her 61st year.
Baker, Harriet Pooler
September 1, 1911
BAKER - In Marcy, NY, Thursday, Aug. 31,
1911, Harriet, widow of the late Augustus Baker, age 74 years.
Baker, Lydia Simon
September 16, 1919
Relatives in this city have received the
sad news of the passing away of Mrs. Conrad Baker of Barnard, near Rochester,
on Tuesday, September 16 at 2 o'clock pm in her 71st year. The immediate
cause of her death was cancer of the stomach. She had been in poor health
for a number of years and was operated upon seven years ago, but with only
partial success. Mrs. Baker was of a very kindly and generous disposition,
always ready to help and leaves many friends to mourn her death. She was
born at West Branch, Aug. 16, 1849, a daughter of the late Hartman and
Amelia Simon. In 1870 she was married to Conrad Baker and after about four
years they moved to Utica and later to Rochester and Barnard at which latter
place they conducted a large fruit farm.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Rochester and very much interested in Christian work. Besides
her husband she leaves two sons, Albert and Stalham and one daughter, Mrs.
George Wendt, all of Barnard, and five grandchildren, also one sister,
Mrs. Carl Simon of Rome.
The funeral was held at the family resident
on Friday, Sept. 19, at 2:30 pm and interment was made at Lake Avenue Cemetery.
Dec. 5 (year not noted)
Lee - The death of Mrs. Margaret Baker occurred
at her home in this place at 3 o'clock this morning after being in poor
health for a long time. Her last illness has extended over about two weeks.
Heart trouble was the cause of her death. The deceased was born in Alsace,
Germany, March 23, 1823, and came to this country at the age of six years.
She had resided for some time in the town of Verona. She was a member of
the M.E. Church at this place and active worker in its interests. Her husband,
Martin Baker, died in 1890, Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs.J.J. Beck,
Taberg; Mrs. Manuel Van Slyke of Clinton; Mrs. George Hauck,, Mrs. A.H.
Golly, Miss Hattie Baker, and Mrs. M.J. Birnie of Rome, and Mrs. Mattie
Lobdell of Lee, and one son, Charles E. Baker of Lee, also one brother,
Bernard Neiss of Rome.
Baker, Nellie E.
BAKER - In North Bay Dec. 29, 1874, of scarlet
fever, Nellie E. Baker, aged 7 years 3 months.
Utica Morning Herald
April 12, 1876
Rome, April 12 - The body of Michael Baltzer,
the German who was lost January 11, as mentioned in the Herald about that
date, was found in Red Creek, about a mile west of West Rome, by Thomas
Bram and William Shea, two trackmen on the Rome Watertown & Ogdensburg
railroad early this morning. Coroner Lawton was informed and proceeded
to his late residence and impaneled a jury, with Charles F. Sturdevant
as foreman. The evidence before the coroner disclosed the following facts:
That the deceased left his home between 9 and 10 am January 11, saying
that he was going to visit his father-in-law, who lived about three-fourths
of a mile from his home. As he did not go there nor return home, a search
was instituted that evening and kept up for a week or more, but without
success, and nothing more was seen of him until he was found this morning.
Baltzer had been very gloomy for some time, and would sit all day long
without saying anything. He would have been 51 years of age had he lived
until March. The jury, after hearing the evidence, rendered the following
verdict: That Michael Baltzer came to his death on or about January 11,
1876, in Rome, by drowning in Red Creek, and the jury further say that
they believe the same occurred while the deceased was bemumbed from cold
and exposure while wandering around in an unsound condition of mind.
March 7, 1884
Alexander Bamber, of the Valley, died Friday,
February 29, 1884, after several weeks of suffering from paralysis. He
received the first shock some five or six weeks ago, which confined him
to his bed. On the forenoon of his death he received another, from which
he never rallied, passing away a few hours thereafter. Deceased was in
his 48th year, and leaves two sisters, Lucy Ann and Mary Jane Bamber, to
mourn. Mr. Bamber was a son of the late Eliza J. Bamber, who died
February 1, 1884, at the advanced age of 77 years, by whose death, it may
be said, the last of the Davidson family has virtually passed away -- she
having been a sister of the late Andrew, Alexander and Lucy Ann Davidson.
The fact that Mrs. Bamber died on the first day of the month and her son
on the last day, recalls the instance of the deaths of Andrew and Lucy
Ann Davidson, whose deaths occurred in June 1878, Mr. Davidson breathing
his last the first day of the month and his sister the last day, and both
in the same room. Mr. Bamber's funeral was held from the house at 1 pm
Monday, Rev. J. W. Simpson officating. The remains were interred in the
Barden, Ezra T.
April 15, 1927
Whitesboro - Ezra T. Barden, 85, for more
than half a century a resident of Utica, died at the home of his son, Chester
A. Barden, 25 Dennison avenue, on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Barden, son of Abram and Hulda Baker
Barden, was born in Deerfield. He attended the district school and when
young learned the trade of a blacksmith, which he followed through life.
For years he had been in the employ of New York Central Railroad Company
at Utica. He retired 15 years ago.
In 1870 he married Mary Tuttle at Utica.
She died in 1907. Seven years later he married Ida Getman, and the couple
lived at McConnellsville. Mrs. Barden died two years ago and Mr. Barden
came to Whitesboro to make his home with his son.
Mr. Barden served throughout the Civil War
as a member of the 26th. Regiment. he was a member of Utica Lodge 47, F
The son and one daughter, Mrs. W. Theron
Jones, New Hartford, survive.
Barden, Grace K. Carroll
June 4, 1931
Grace K. Carroll, 62, wife of Charles L.
Barden, passed away late yesterday afternoon at her home, 325 W. Bloomfield
St. She suffered a shock Monday evening. mrs. Barden, a daughter of the
late George K. and Caroline F. Carroll, was born in Camden July 29, 1868.
She received her education at Clinton Liberal Institute at Fort Plain.
Prior to her marriage to Mr. Barden, Sep. 15, 1926, she made her home with
her sister., the late Mrs. F. L. Wager. She came to this city from Rochester,
where she had resided a number of years. Mrs. Barden was a member of Zion
Episcopal Church. Surviving besides her husband, are two sisters, Mrs.
A. C. Woodruff of Camden, and Mrs. C. V. Parsell of Ithaca. She also leaves
three nephews, Lawrence C. Woodruff of Rome, Charles V. and Richard K.
Parsell of New York City, and a niece Mrs. Josiah Blount in Georgia.
Bardsley, Clara J.
September 17, 1886
BARDSLEY - At New York Mills Sept. 13, 1886,
Clara J., wife of Joseph Bardsley, age 36 years.
January 2, 1900
Clinton - Alonzo Barker, one of the oldest
if not the very oldest person in town died this morning aged 95. He was
the last surviving brother of a family noted for their longevity. He leaves
one son, E. B. Barker and two daughters, Mrs. William Lapham and Mrs. Charles
Slocum of Utica.
Barker, Edwin Deloss
BARKER - In Oriskany Falls, on Thursday,
March 20, 1879, Edwin Deloss, son of Jay Barker, aged 2 years 11 months
Barker, Jessie Wayne
April 1, 1879
BARKER - In Oriskany Falls on Tuesday, March
18, 1879, Jessie Wayne, son of Jay Barker, aged 1 year 3 days
Barnes, George P.
Sept. 8 (no year noted)
Point Rock - George P. Barnes, a highly respected
resident of this town, died at his home two miles south of this place at
an early hour Sunday morning. He had been confined to his bed only a little
over a week, but had been suffering for some time with bladder and kidney
difficulty. Mr. Barnes was born in this town 68 years ago and his whole
life was spent in this neighborhood, where he was well known and much esteemed.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Cornish
of Rome, besides several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Baron Steuben
Lodge, F. and A.M. of Lee Center. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at
2:30 p.m. at the M.E. Church at Lee Center, Rev. C.E. Lloyd conducting
the services. The Masons will attend in a body and conduct their services
at the grave. Mrs. Barnes has the sympathy of a host of friends. The death
of her husband is especially hard as she is unable to walk, having broken
one of her hips twelve weeks ago.
Barnes, Lucinda S.
January 13, 1882
BARNES - In Boonville, Jan. 1, 1882, Lucinda
S. Barnes, aged 21 yrs 4 mos 21 dys.
June 13, 1903
At the home of his son, James M. Barr, 111
W. Park street, at 1:30 pm today was held the funeral of James Barr.
The services were conducted by Rev. C. W. MacClinchy, pastor of the Wesleyan
Methodist Church. Members of the family acted as bearers. Interment was
made in the cemetery at Bartlett.
Barrows, James H.
June 14, 1935
Westdale - James H. Barrows, New York City,
died Thursday at his summer home here. he had been in ill health for a
year. he was born February 25, 1863 at Higginsville, son of James &
Eliza Flnders Barrows. on April 8, 1891, he married Anna McConnell. Mr.
Barrow was a millwright and resided at Fayetteville for some time. He was
a member of St. Patrick's Church, Williamstown. Besides his wife, he leaves
seven children, Mrs. Harry M. Taylor, Yonkers, Leo H., Pontiac, Michigan,
Mrs. Lillian Taylor, New York; Mrs. Charles E. Brennan, Lancaster, Pa;
Vincent, North Chicago; and the Misses Clara and Marion Barrows, New York.
Barry, David L.
December 1, 1916
BARRY - Entered into rest on December 1,
1916, David L. Barry, aged 49 years. The funeral will be held from the
home of his sister, Mrs. William Roberts, 330 W. Park street, Saturday
forenoon at 9:30 o’clock, and at St. Peter’s Church at 10 o’clock. Interment
in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
February 7, 1907
Bartholoma - In Rome, NY, Feb. 6, 1907, George
Bartholoma, Sr., aged 65 years
Utica Herald Dispatch
February 9, 1907
The funeral of George Bartholoma was held
from the home of his son, 614 West Court Street this morning.
Bartholomay, Hattie Covell
Utica Daily Press
September 29, 1938
Rome - Death of Mrs. Hattie E. Bartholomay,
67, wife of William Bartholomay, occurred yesterday, September 28, 1938,
at her home, 210 Steuben, following an illness since April.
She was born in Blossvale, daughter of William
and Hannah Ruet Covell.
Her marriage took place in 1889 in Taberg
and she had been a resident of this city for 30 years. She attended St.
Mrs. Bartholomay leaves her husband, a daughter,
Mrs. Avis Lowen, two sons, Erving and William W., all of Rome, a sister,
Mr. Frank Teuscher, Camden, two brothers, Fred, Camden, and Mosart, Troy,
and four grandchildren.
Utica Daily Press
May 2, 1959
Rome - William Bartholomay, 96, of Remsen
RD 2, died April 30, 1959, in a Rome hospital after a long illness.
He was born May 6, 1862, in Coonrod, son
of George and Catherine Bartholomay. He married Hattie Covell who died
Mr. Bartholomay, a member of St. Mary's Church,
Rome, formerly was employed by Revere Copper & Brass Inc.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Avis Calderwood
of Rome, a son, Erving of Remsen, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Bartlett, Dolly Harger
March 16, 1911
Mrs. Dolly N. Harger, widow of John Bartlett,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James A. Corey, 514 W. Thomas Street,
this morning at 11 o'clock. She had been an invalid for the past 16 months
and for the past ten weeks has been suffering with septic poisoning, which
caused her death. Mrs. Bartlett was born in Lee July 15, 1834, and was
therefore in her 77th year. Her parents were George and Lydia Harger. About
50 years ago in Taberg, she was united in marriage with John Bartlett,
and they continued to live in Lee until 25 years ago when they moved to
Deansboro. They lived there about 13 years and shortly after the death
of Mr. Bartlett, which occurred 14 years ago, Mrs. Bartlett came to this
city and lived with her son, Dr. H. G. Bartlett, until he went west several
years ago. Then she went to live with her daughter, where she died. She
had many friends who were attracted to her by her kindly way and the cheerful
view she took of everything that came to her, whether good fortune or ill.
Besides her daughter of this city and her son of Maxwell, New Mexico, she
is survived by two brothers, C. Huntley Harger and Seymour Harger, both
of Clinton. R. B. Nisbet and Charles March of this city and Dewey Marsh
of Clark Mills are cousins.
April 20, 1905
The funeral of George Bartlett, who recently
died in Syracuse, was held from Wiggins & Sons undertaking parlors
this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Peabody officiating. The interment
was made in the Evergreen Cemetery at West Lee.
March 18, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kirk and family attended
the funeral of Mrs. Kirk's father, Harvey Bartlett, held in Rome Monday.
Mr. Bartlett, 83, died Friday at the home
of a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Thomas, in Higginsville. he was born in the
Town of Lee, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bartlett. On July 6, 18?? he
married Miss Esther O'Dell, who died in Ava in 1922. The couple lived in
Ava for a number of years.
The body was placed in the vault in Rome.
Interment will be made in Ava in the spring.
March 27, 1897
Clinton - John Bartlett, father of Dr. H.G.
Bartlett, died at his home three miles south of this village Thursday night,
after an illness of a week. Mr. Bartlett was born in 1833 at Lee Center.
He was a farmer by occupation. A man of many sterling qualities he was
esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He leaves beside his wife and
one son, Dr. Bartlett of this village, one daughter, Mrs. James A. Corey
of Deansboro, and three brothers, Joseph of Alexandria Bay, George of Lee
Center, and Charles of Theresa.
May 17, 1901
Taberg - Jane, widow of the late Robert Barton,
died at the residenc eof her son-in-law, Dr. O. S. Kenyon, in this village
May 14, aged 82 years eight months and four days. She was born in England
and came to this country when four years of age and has been a resident
of this town fifty-two years. She was the mother of ten children, of which
eight survive: Mrs. O. S. Kenyon, Mrs. Charles Brewster, John and George
Barton of this village; Mrs. C. H. Waters of Beulah, Mo; Mrs. C. P. Brown
of New Haven, Conn; Mrs. A. E. Letts of Buffalo and Mrs. C. L. Barden of
Rome. There is also one half brother, John Spink of Glenmore. Her husband
died about twenty years ago and since then she has made her home with her
children. She was a member of the M. E. Church for 67 years and was faithful
and punctual at all its meetings as long as her health permitted. The funeral
will take place at the home of Dr. Kenyon at 10 am Saturday. Rev. W. H.
Helms will officiate. Interment will be made in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Bassett, Frank O.
May 13, 1922
Taberg - May 13 - Frank O. Bassett, 76, a
veteran of the Civil War and a resident of the town of Annsville for 25
years died at a Rome Hospital Thursday from infirmities indicent to age.
Mr. Bassett was born in Lee and spent his life there and in this village.
For a number of years he was a member of Skillin Post GAR of Rome and later
affiliating with the Taberg. When the Taberg post disbanded he transferred
to the Camden organization of which he was a member at the time of his
death. he saw five years service in the war of the states. His occupation
was farming. He retired several years ago. Surviving besides his widow
are two daughters who reside in New York.
Bassett, Mrs. Frank
October 15, 1895
Taberg - The remains of Mrs. Bassett of Lee
were brought here this afternoon for burial. She was the widow of the late
Joseph Bassett, for many years a resident here . She leaves one son, Frank
and one brother Thomas Sweatman of Lee.
February 24, 1890
Philip Barry died on pneumonia at the county
house at 8 pm on Saturday in his 72nd year. He had been an inmate
of the poor department for nearly a year past. The deceased was a
native of Ireland and came to this country about th eyear 1851. He
was a mason by trade and worked at that business till the winter of 185708,
when he had the misfortune to freeze his feet and hands, rendering him
a cripple and incapacitating him for active work. His finances were
at a low ebb, and in order to gain a livelihood, he sold fruits, nuts and
confectionery, first at the Central depot, next at the southwest corner
of James & Dominick streets and finally on the opposite corner, near
the Saulpaugh block. His small property and his business having dwindled
away, in March last he was taken to the county house. His body will
be interred in St. Peter's cemetery. Mrs. Barry, the second wife
of the deceased, is an inmate of the insane department of the county
house and is incurable.
Bates, H. H.
August 1, 1901
Point Rock - The death of H. H. Bates occurred
at the home of his son, Orson C. Bates, in this place at 2:10 yesterday
afternoon from pneumonia and kidney trouble. He was aged 78 years and had
been a resident of Point Rock for the past 4 or 5 years. He formerly lived
in the vicinity of Pavillion, Genesee County. His wife died several years
ago. Surviving besides his son, are four daughters, Mrs. C. A. Ogden, Oneida,
Mrs. W. P. Cleveland, Ellenville, Mrs. J. C. Ford of Vernon and Mrs. George
Deyo, whose husband is employed at Clinton Prison. The deceased was much
respected and had many friends throughout this section.
BATES - In Cassville, NY, Dec. 26, 1897,
Josephus Bates, aged 86 yrs 11 mos 18 dys
December 28, 1897
Cassville - Josephus Bates, one of the old
residents of the town of Paris, died at his home in this village on Sunday
morning, aged 87 years. The funeral will be held from his late residence
on Wednesday at 2 pm. Mr. Bates leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Edward
Wheeler of Waterville.
Utica Herald Dispatch
October 25, 1915
Philip Bateman, aged 60 years, died suddenly
at the Oneida County Home Saturday night of heart disease. Coroner M. T.
Powers was summoned. He was committed from Utica. The records show that
he had been an inmate for 15 years, but it is known that he was at the
old county house several years before that. He has two nephews, who are
believed to reside in the town of Westmoreland.
Bateson, Robert M.
January 15, 1931
Rome - Robert M. Bateson, 31, died yesterday
at his home, 900 Franklin Street, after a long illness.
For several years he was district manager
for the Wolcott Tool & Lathe Company of Jackson, Mich., assigned to
the Syracuse office, and for five years he had conducted the Rome Tool
Works in this city.
Mr. Bateson was born in Canada, Jan. 13,
1885, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bateson, but had resided in this city
since he was 4 years old. He married Helen Golden of Watervliet, Mar. 17,
1920, and she survives. He is also survived by one brother, James T. Bateson
of Minor, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry W. Groff and Mrs. John B. Page, both
of Rome. Mr. Bateson was a member of St. Mary's Church.
Bauer, George E.
February 29, 1904
Rome Feb. 29 - George E. Bauer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Bauer, 130 Henry Street, died yesterday after an illness
since last May. He was born in Rome, April 18, 1884 and always lived here.
Besides his parents, he leaves one sister and four brothers, Miss Laura,
Edward P., Leo F., Walter J. and Elmer F. Bauer, all living at home. He
was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church and was president of Fort Stanwix
Bauer, Peter F.
July 24, 1916
Rome, July 24 - Peter F. Bauer died Sunday
at his home, 521 West Bloomfield St. He had been in poor health since April,
but had been confined to his bed only five days. Mr. Bauer was born in
Rome, in 1852, son of the late Erabius and Margaret Bauer. He was a mason
by trade and as such was employed in erecting many of the big buildings
in this city, the MacHark, or Arlington Block, Masonic Temple, etc. On
September 30, 1875 he married Miss Mary Knittle of New London, who, with
the following children, survives: Miss Laura, Edward J., Leo F., Walter
J. and Elmer L. Bauer, all of Rome and two sisters, Mrs. Leopold Meyer
and Mrs. Louis Kapfer, both of Rome. Mr. Bauer was a member of St. Mary's
Church and of the Masons Union. He was also a member of the Old Select
Knights until that organization went out of existence. He made many friends
during his long residence here and all who knew him esteemed him highly.
Bauer, Walter J.
June 3, 1923
Rome June 2 - Walter J. Bauer, the popular
operator in the Western Union Telegraph office, died in the Rome Hospital
this afternoon. He walked to the hospital on May 24 and was operated on
the following Thursday.
Mr. Bauer was born in Rome March 22, 1897,
and always lived here, graduating from the St. Mary's parochial school.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church. He was a son of the late Peter and
Mary Bauer. Surviving are three brothers, and a sister, Edward J., Leo
F., and Elmer L. Bauer, and Mrs. Emmett Conboy, all of Rome.
January 24, 1908
Rome, Jan. 24 - The remains of Jacob Baulig
were brought to this city from Utica at 11:15 this morning. Mr. Baulig
died in that city at an early hour this morning at the home of Mrs. Mary
Minibauer, No. 9 Sickenberger place, the cause of death being general debility.
The deceased was 73 years of age. Mr. Baulig lived in Rome for many years
and for ten years, in this city, he was the attendant at St. Mary's Cemetery.
For the past three years he had made his home in Utica. Mr. Baulig's wife
died about 40 years ago. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anton Raffauf
of 210 North Jay street, and Mrs. Louis Keiffer of West Liberty street,
this city. The funeral will be held Monday morning at St. Mary's Church.
Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
October 17, 1899
The death of John Beach occurred at 6 am
Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Haley, at 311 Lawrence
street, from old age. Mr. Beach was born in England 74 years ago
and came to America about 1869. He located in Cohoes and lived there
until ten years ago when he came to Rome. The deceased was known
as a very honest and upright man. He leaves one son, John J. Beach
of Maryland, and two daughters, Mrs. Haley of Rome, and Mrs. Kezia Conliff
of Ithaca. He was a member of St. Agnes church in Cohoes and was
taken there Monday for interment
Bears, H. C.
January 2, 1900
Utica - H. C. Bears, who has been in business
in Utica for 50 years, died today aged 82. He was born in Delhi and went
to Herkimer when a young man. When about 30 years of he came to Utica and
engaged in the planing mill business. Since 1873 he has been engaged in
the manufacture of tents and awnings.
Bearss, Maria K.
June 13, 1903
The funeral of Mrs. Maria K. Bearss was held
at 3 pm today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gilbert Pierce, 212 Kossuth
street. Rev. S. J. Greenfield officiated. The bearers were Charles F. Thompson,
S. B. R. Agan, Fred Wilson, and Ernest L. Spriggs. Interment was made at
Beck, Edward H.
October 31, 1906
Rome, Oct. 31, - Edward H. Beck, a butcher,
well known about the city, died at the home of his brother, George W. Beck,
214 West Liberty street, at noon today. He had been ill for several weeks
with typhoid fever. Thirty-six years ago he was born here and this city
had always been his home. Besides his brother mentioned, he leaves another
brother, Frank of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. E. M. Wentworth, of this
Beck, George W.
January 10, 1912
Rome, Jan. 10 - George W. Beck, well known
and highly esteemed Roman and a prominent business man died at 2:27 this
morning at his home, 214 West Liberty Street. Diabetes was the direct cause
of death with which he had been troubled for a long time. Pneumonia also
developed. He had been confined to the bed less than three weeks. Mr. Beck
was a son of George W. and Amelia Beck and was born in this city April
23, 1856, and he always lived here. He attended the public schools here
after which he entered the meat shop of his father and later was taken
into the firm, the style of the firm being G. W. Beck & Sons Fulton
Market. The father died a number of years ago but the style of the firm
has continued the same as it had been for many years. On May 15, 1883,
Mr. Beck married Miss Rosetta Roth, daughter of the late Colonel Roth,
and she survives, along with one son, George W. jr., and one brother, Frank
Beck and one sister, Mrs. E. W. Wentworth, all of Rome. Mr. Beck had always
been a staunch Democrat and in the fall of (illegible) he was candidate
for Sheriff of Oneida County. He was one of the appraisers of land taken
for barge canal purposes. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and also
a member of the newly instituted Rome Lodge of Elks, having been formerly
a member of Utica Lodge. Mr. Beck was a man who had a great many friends
and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance will deeply regret to
learn of his death.
February 3, 1899
At 215 North Washington Street, Monday evening,
occurred the death of an honored and respected Roman, William Beck, aged
75 years. Mr. Beck was born in England and when 7 years old came to this
country with his parents, locating in Utica and later came to Rome. For
some years Mr. Beck was engaged in boating on the Erie canal. Subsequently
he ran the Rome and Lee Center stage and then conducted a hotel at Lee
Center for six years. Afterward he bought and conducted the hotel and restaurant
on the west side of South James street at the Central Railroad. Later he
bought the old Tremont House, a hotel on West Dominick Street, where the
Stevens Jackson building now stands. He renamed the house the Northern
Hotel, and conducted it till 1881, when he sold out and retired from active
business. Mr. Beck was quiet and unassuming in his manner, of strict integrity,
and excellent qualities. His wife, two sons, George of Boonville, and William
of Chicago, one daughter, Mrs. Ella Capron of Rome, and one sister, Mrs.
Elizabeth Ford, of Syracuse, survive.
Utica Daily Press
November 5, 1936
Rome - An air compressor tank exploded at
the Fort Stanwix Brewing Company plant, 527 West Dominick Street, yesterday
afternoon, injuring Bernard Becker, 54, 605 William Street.
Becker, brewmaster, was taken to Rome Hospital
in the ambulance. he suffered compound fractures of both legs below the
knees, severe lacerations of the scalp and shock. He was attended by Dr.
E. E. Powers, who said his condition is serious.
Becker is the father of the late William
Becker, killed last June 9 when a motorcycle he was driving collided with
an automobile at Lawarence and Depeyster Streets.
Cause of the blast was not immediately determined.
Becker was testing air lines in the cellar and apparently was making changes
on the condenser when the tank exploded, according to the theory of former
Sheriff Albert M. Ellinger, owner of the brewery.
Becker was alone in the basement at the time
of the mishap, though Ellinger and other employees were at work in other
parts of the plant wich is being made ready for start of production soon.
The explosion sent chunks of the metal tank
flying to all parts of the cellar. Several of them struck Becker, who evidently
was standing close to the tank.
Fellow workers found Becker laying on the
floor, stunned and bleeding. He did not lose consciousness however.
Examination of the wreckage revealed the
explosion occurred near the bottom of the tank.
note: Mr. Becker died of his injuries on
November 10, 1936.
Beckwith, Alma J.
February 1, 1890
Alma J. Beckwith, daughter of Mr. And Mrs.
Calvin S. Beckwith of 219 East Whitesboro street, died of diphterertic
croup at 8:30 pm on Monday, aged nearly 13 years. She was taken ill
on Tuesday night of last week. The deceased was unusually bright
and intelligent for one of her age and a favorite with all her young friends.
The mourning relatives deserve the sympathy of all. Besides her parents
the deceased leaves four brothers and two sisters.
Bleebee, Nancy Terry
August 24, 1880
BEEBEE - In Westmoreland, August 19, 1880,
Nancy Terry, relict of the late Jason Beebee, aged 81 years.
Utica Herald Dispatch
November 8, 1907
Canastota - Nov. 8 - Mrs. Martha Beeman,
wife of Daniel Beeman of State Bridge and Westmoreland, died Wednesday
night at the home of her son, Albert Beeman, two miles east of this village,
where she had been visiting for several weeks, at 5:30 o'clock last night.
mrs. Beeman was 67 years old, and besides her husband is survived by four
sons, Myron and Charles of Westmoreland, William H. of Syracuse, and Albert.
Two sisters, Mrs. Cloe Westcott and Mrs. Jay Carey of Wisconsin, and one
brother, Myron ?arrier of Arizona also survive.
October 4, 1912
Lake Delta - Nathan Bellinger, who died on
Thursday at the ripe age of 81 years, was one of our most reliable citizens.
He was born in Boonville June 4, 1837, a son of John P. & Elizabeth
Reese Bellinger and was the last survivor of the family. He was a grandson
of John Bellinger who did duty as captain in the Fourds Regiment, Tryon
county militia, and was at the battle of Oriskany, and a great grandson
of Col. Peter Bellinger, of the same regiment. On his mother's side, Dr.
Reese did heroic service in the Revolution when surgeons were scarce but
much needed. Coming from the sturdy line of Mohawk Dutch acnsetry he inherited
their vitality and longevity. In his youth he followed the occupation of
carpenter and was successful. In 1884 he moved from Boonville to Delta,
settling on the old Robert Felton homestead, where he lived until his removal
on account of the barge canal reservoir. His wife, who was Elizabeth, daughter
of George and Polly (VanBuskirk) Potter, died in 1885. He is survived by
two daughters, Miss Jennie V. Bellinger, who tenderly cared for her father
in his last days, and Mrs. Mary E. Miller, and one grandson, Fred N. Miller
of Rome. Mr. Bellinger was very reserved in his manner, his greatest pleasure
was in his home life where he was always to be found.
Benjamin, George P.
Utica Daily Press
June 6, 1946
Rome - Gerald Benjamin, 9, Westernville,
died June 5, 1946 in a Rome hospital following an illness of several days.
A son of George and Victoria Robideaux Benjamin,
he was born in Westernville Oct. 9, 1936. He attended St. Mary's Church,
Rome, and was a member of the Junior 4-H Club.
In addition to his parents, he leaves a sister,
Mrs. Moulton N. Burlison, Rome, and two brothers, Calvin P. and Francis
F. Benjamin, both of Westernville.
February 21, 1879
BENJAMIN - In Westmoreland, February 17,
1879, Riley Banjamin, aged 76 yrs.
Benner, George P.
March 25, 1909
George P. Benner, a well known and influential
Roman, died Monday at his home on West Court Street. Mr. Benner was taken
suddenly ill Friday night but his condition was not considered serious.
His death came as a shock and surprise to his innumerable friends. For
many years he was in the restaurant business in Rome and he retired about
five years ago. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and was prominent
in German circles.
Benner, John J.
Utica Daily Press
March 21, 1955
Rome - John J. Benner, 84, of 611 West Liberty
St., died Mar. 20, 1955, after a long illness.
He was born March 31, 1870, in Rome, son
of George P. and Magdalen Houck Benner. He was educated in Rome schools.
On June 20, 1900, he married Madalen Herst in St. Mary's Church here. The
Rev. Michal Reigler performed the ceremony.
Mr. Benner for many years was a member of
the Benner and Rudle Harness & Leather Goods. The business was burned
out with the Bacon Block fire.
For about 15 years he was a clerk in the
W. W. Cook Clothing Store. He retired eight years ago from the Tube Mill
at Rome Manufacturing Co. of Revere Copper & Brass after 28 years of
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
Besides his wife are one son, Anthony A.
Benner, three daughters, Mrs. Carl Hoffman, Mrs. G. Arnold Besenfelder,
and Mrs. Wilfred P. Dunn, all of Rome, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Thomas
A. Cox Funeral Home and St. Mary's Church where a solemn requiem high Mass
will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Bennett, Rufus W.
January 25, 1881
BENNETT - In Hayes City, Kansas, Jan. 8,
1881, Rufus W. Bennett, formerly of Forestport, Oneida County.
Bentley, Carl T.
Utica Daily Press
Carl T. Bentley, 41, Rome RD 4, died June
26, 1941, in Rome Hospital after two weeks illness.
He was born in Travers City, Mich., son of
John and Mary Bentley, and on Dec. 6, 1921, he married Miss Ethel Sutherland
He was formerly employed for 12 years by
the American Hard Wall Plaster Company and was a watchman for Revere Copper
and Brass Inc. until the time of his illness.
Mr. Bentley was a member of Rome Hook and
Ladder Company, and Rome Civic Firemen's Association.
Besides his wife he leaves a son, Edward
Services will be conducted Monday in Griffin
& Aldridge Funeral Home with burial in Carr Cemetery, Marcy.
Benton, Carlos Sylvester
Utica Sunday Journal
September 9, 1900
The funeral services of S. C. Benton were
held from his late home in Marcy this afternoon. They were conducted by
Rev. C. M. Dodge of the Memorial Presbyterian Church of this village. Interment
was made at Carr's Cemetery, Marcy.
Mr. Benton died suddenly on Wednesday. Though
advanced in years, he attended the veterans reunion at Summit Park, week
before last. Monday he drove to Stittville on an errand. When he left home
he was feeling as well as usual, but on his return he was exhausted and
from then grew steadily weaker until the end.
Sylvester Carlos Benton was born in Sherburne,
March 20, 1817. His father was a farmer, and the boy acquired his education
at the district schools near his father's property. After having been engaged
with his father in farm work for some time, he took a farm in New Berlin
on his own account, which he ran for one year. Then he went to Cortland,
where he continued farming for two years more. After that he returned to
Sherburne and remained there until 1852, when he came to Utica. He was
first employed there as a house painter, and worked at that for several
years, his employer being George Bullock and Homer Townsend.
He enlisted in Company C 117th Regiment July
14, 1862 and served three years in the war. His department of service was
that of wagoner and his position was one of responsibilities as well as
danger. He had in charge the supplies and ammunition and was often obliged
to be exposed to fire. The addition to the danger from the enemy's bullets
was that in case his ammunition should be ignited, a terrible explosion
would be the result. He said when he went away he should come back unhurt,
and he did, though he saw a good deal of hard service and many times was
in great peril. When he came back from war he was so badly broken down
in health that it was a whole year before he could return to work. He then
spent a year at painting, after which he purchased a horse and dray and
was long a familiar figure on Utica's streets as a cartman. He gave up
the business in March, 1892, and went to live on a small farm in Marcy,
not far from this village, and where he remained until his death. He married
Miss Fannie Whiter. She survives him. They had three children, Mrs. Lucretia
Simmons, who is dead, Mrs. Emerette Reid of Cleveland and Eugene T. Benton
of Marcy. In politics he was a Republican, though not an active one. While
he lived in Utica he attended Grace Church. In 1855 he commenced to occupy
a house on Johnson square, where he remained continuously for 39 years.
The history of Mr. Benton's life contains
nothing of great importance, yet it is a story of good citizenship and
patriotism, of a kindly character and an upright man. Since the war he
played no prominent part in the affairs of his time, and yet he was a useful
man, and the circle of his friends was large. He had a genial manner, which
made him popular with all who knew him and he was held in high esteem.
His life was long and had much in it worthy of commendation. He was devoted
to his family and by them greatly loved
Benton, Fannie Amelia Whitier
December 4, 1909
At her home in Marcy about 10 o'clock this
morning occurred the death of Fannie Amelia Whiter, widow of Sylvester
C. Benton. About six weeks ago Mrs. Benton had the misforturne to fall
and owing to her advanced age she was unable to survive the shock and she
had gradually failed until the end came this morning. Fannie Amelia Whiter
was a descendant of the poet, John Greenleaf Whittier, but before Fannie's
birth her father shortened his name to Whiter. She was born near Sherburne
and had she lived until next February she would have been 94 years of age.
Her early life was spent near her birthplace where she was married to Sylvester
Over 59 years ago the couple came to Utica
which was at that time a township. Mr. Benton purchased a site where Johnson
Park is now and built a house. The nearest neighbor at that time was about
one-half mile away. In this house Mr. and Mrs. Benton continued to reside
for a period of 40 years. At one time Mr. Benton was a member of the Utica
Police Department and later he worked at the trade of a painter. For a
few years prior to his moving to Marcy Mr. Benton conducted a carting business
in this city. About 13 years ago Mr. Benton purchased a small farm adjoining
that of his son in Marcy and the deceased had since resided there. Mr.
Benton died about nine years ago.
Mrs. Benton was one of the early members
of the old Bleecker Street Baptist Church, which eventually became Park
Baptist Church. She was ever active in the affairs of the church and always
took a deep interest in its welfare. She was a broadminded woman and possessed
many fine traits of character. She was a thorough Christian and by her
many acts of kindness and charitable deeds she made many friends who will
regret to learn of her death.
Mrs. Benton is survived by a son, Eugene
C. Benton of Marcy, and a daughter, Mrs. E. C. Reed of Los Angeles, Cal.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, one of whom lives in this city,
Mrs. Louis Miller, 14 great-grandchildren, of which Charles A. Miller and
Merton O. Miller reside in this city as well as one great-great-grandchild,
Alice Ruth Miller, also of this city.
January 10, 1901
Durhamville - Mary Best died at her home
in Durhamville Tuesday. She was 78 years of age and had resided in this
his vicinity a number of years and had many friends, who will miss her.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10 am in the German Catholic Church,
Rev. B. W. Goosens officiating.
Billings, Mrs. E. (Ford)
March 11, 1887
Mrs. E. Billings, youngest sister of the
late Henry Ford of Lee NY, died at Hatfield, Mass., on Friday of last week,
aged 76 years. Deceased leaves a husband, three sons, four grandchildren
and a sister, Mrs. Caswell, of Whitewater, Wisconsin.
March 17, 1873
Martin Birnie, who died Friday night, the
14th. Was one of our old, substantial farmers, a man of strict integrity.
He was a Univeralist in belief, and was baptized in that faith two weeks
since. He died easily and seemed perfectly resigned, having his senses
to the last. He had accumulated quite a property, which is left to his
wife and two children. He left a will disposing of it as he thought proper.
Consumption had put its iron hand upon him some years since, and he did
not expect to live beyond spring. Rev. Ballou is to preach the funeral
sermon Monday, the 17th., at 1 o'clock p.m. at the Lee Center Church.
December 8, 1891
Mrs. Rebecca Bishop, widow of the late Dr.
Leverett Bishop, died Sunday night at the residence of her son-in-law,
Rev. M. G. Wadsworth, aged 87 years. Her funeral will be held at Sauquoit
Bissell, Mary E.
February 24, 1882
BISSELL - In Rome, Feb. 23, 1882, Mary E.,
wife of G. N. Bissell, aged 69 years 3 months
February 21, 1879
BLENUS - At the residence of his son-in-law,
Aaron Cornish, in Camden, Feb. 12, 1879, Dennis Blenus, aged 83 yrs
Blue, Archibald M.
The death of Archibald Melvin Blue, a well
known and highly esteemed resident of Holland Patent, occurred suddenly
at his home on Floyd Avenue in that village, Monday morning. Death was
due to heart trouble. The news of his death occasioned much sorrow in the
vicinity in which he resided, as he was a kind neighbor and a gentleman
in every respect.
Mr. Blue was born in North Gage August 15,
1847, a son of the late Col. Malcom A. Blue. He carried on farming successfully
in North Gage until 12 years ago when he moved to Holland Patent. He had
since occupied the Townsend homestead in that village, more generally known
as " the old cobblestone house." Mr. Blue was a faithful member of the
First Baptist Church of Trenton. In politics he was a republican.
Deceased was twice married. His first wife
was Miss Elizabeth C. McIntyrre, of North Gage, whom he married October
22, 1873. She died January 3, 1906. Of this union four children survive.
They are Alexander Blue, of South Trenton; Daniel M. Blue of Boonville;
Archibald Blue of Lee Center; and Miss Ellen A. Blue of Holland Patent.
A year ago last fall Mr. Blue married Mrs. Mabel Evand, who also survives,
together with one sister, Mrs. John K. Walker, of Holland Patent, and one
brother, Hon. A. Grant Blue of North Gage. The funeral was held from his
late home and from the church at North Gage in the afternoon. Interment
was at North Gage.
Holland Patent, June 2 - At his late home
of Holland Patent, at 7:15 o'clock this morning, occurred the death of
Arch M. Blue, at the age of 66 years. For a number of years he had bee
a sufferer from heart trouble and about three weeks ago while trimming
an apple tree he was attacked by a fainting spell, falling to the ground.
While not seriously injured by the fall he felt the effects to a marked
degree and gradually failed until he passed away.
He was a native of the town of Deerfield,
born at North Gage, the son of the late Malcom and Sally M. Hetherington
Blue, and all his life was spent on a farm. On the death of his father
he succeeded to the management of the home place where he resided until
about ten years ago, when he removed to this village. He was married at
North Gage to Miss Elizabeth McIntyre of that place, who died January 1906.
In October 1911, he was married to Mrs. Mabel Evans of Holland Patent.
She survives him with four children, Alexander Blue of South Trenton, Prof.
Daniel M. Blue of Boonville, Archibald Blue of Lee Center, and Miss Ella
Mae Blue who lived at home. Also one brother Hon. A. Grant Blue, former
member of Assembly, and one sister, Mrs. John K. Walker of Holland Patent.
Arch M. Blue was a man of sterling character,
a staunch and loyal friend, and enjoyed the highest respect and esteem
of everyone who knew him. He had always taken a live interest in public
matters and was prominent in the councils of the Republican party in his
native town of Deerfield which he represented in the Oneida County Board
of Supervisors with honor to himself and credit to the town. He was a valued
member of North Gage Baptist Church and also of Trenton Lodge, F. and A.M.
He was a member of the Supervisors and Ex-Supervisors Association of this
March 22, 1881
BOGAN - In Oriskany Falls, Saturday, March
12, 1881, Andrew Bogan, aged 33 years 4 months.
Bonfoy, Lizzie Rudd
January 2, 1900
The death of Mrs. Lizzie S. Bonfoy occurred
at 7 am on Sunday at the home of her nephew Charles H. Rudd, 216 W. Liberty
Street, from pneumonia from which she had been suffering for two weeks.
Mrs. Bonfoy was a daughter of Wyllys Rudd, and a granddaughter of Prosper
Rudd, who came from Connecticut about 1794 and settled near Delta. The
late Seth Bonfoy of West Winfield was her husband. She was about 75 years
of age and had been living with her nephew for several years past. She
is survived by one brother, N. P. Rudd of this city, and one sister, Mrs.
D. W. Cary of Jonesville, Mich.
January 9, 1917
Lyons Falls - Wiliam Bonner, A highly respected
resident of this place for 33 years, died Monday afternoon at his home.
Deceased had been sick but a few days with the grip, when pneumonia suddenly
developed from which he did not rally.
Mr. Bonner was born near Remsen April 15,
1860, his parents being Jeremiah and Eliza Bonner. On July 1, 1893 he was
united in marriage with Miss Gertrude Statser. Besides his wife, who survives
there are also his aged father who lives in Camden, three sons, Ferdinand,
Dewey and William of this place, one brother Fred E. Bonner of Camden,
two sisters, Mrs. Frank Olcott of Rome and Mrs. H. C. Trenham of Camden.
Mr. Bonner was a member of Turin Lodge F
& A M. For 30 years he had been a valued employee of the Gould Paper
Co. He will be missed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The
funeral service will be held at Forest Church. Burial will be at Ava, NY
Booth, Sarah Leah Lynch
February 24, 1882
BOOTH - In Palatka, Florida, Feb. 15, 1882,
in the 29th year of her age, Sarah Leah, wife of Dr. Wilbur H. Booth and
daughter of James S. Lynch of Utica.
April 24, 1939
BOTTINI - Carmella Bottini, in this city,
April 22, 1939. Funeral will be held from her late home, 114 Railroad St.,
Tuesday morning at 9 and at St. John’s the Baptist Church at 9:30. Interment
in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Boulant, Joseph Jr
Rome - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Boulant, 1102 W. Dominick St., died Monday morning in a Rome hospital where
he was born Mar. 23, 1942.
February 21, 1879
BOURKE - In Utica, Sunday, February 16, 1879,
Patrick Bourke, aged 84 yrs.
December 14, 1880
BOWEN - In Sauquoit Dec. 9, 1880, Nancy,
the wife of P. A. Bowen, aged 54 years 11 months and 21 days.
Bowers, Frank H.
Utica Daily Press
January 27, 1907
Rome, Jan. 26 - Frank H. Bowers, a highly
esteemed resident of this city, died at his home, Arsenal place, about
12:15 pm today in his 83rd year. Mr. Bowers had been ailing for a number
of years with the infirmities including (illegible), but had been able
to be about the home till Thursday last, when he took to his bed. He was
born in Germany and came to this county with his parents when a boy. He
first lived near Lee Center. From there he moved to Vernon and thence to
Rome. He had lived in this city for at least 40 years. About 56 years ago
in Rome, he was married to Miss Catherine Georeme. Her death occurred April
5, 1901. Mr. Bowers is survived by the following children: Frank Bowers
of Morrisville, John, George, Frederick, Joseph and William Bowers, of
Rome, Hebert of Geneva, and Mrs. George Bergan of Earlville. He also leaves
one brother, John Bowers of Vernon, one sister, Mrs. Barbara Freson of
Missouri, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. For a number of
years past until compelled by declining years to give up work, Mr. Bowers
followed gardening. He was a whole-souled, kind-hearted man and made many
friends. He was a member of St. Mary's Church.
Bowers, Frederick L.
Utica Daily Press
January 29, 1920
The funeral of Frederick L. Bowers was held
at St. Mary's Church yesterday morning, the pastor, Rev. Father Hessler
celebrating a requiem high mass. There were a number of beautiful floral
tributes. The bearers were Frank, George, William, John, Joseph and Robert
Bowers. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Bowers, Sarah O'Neill
July 16, 1948
Rome - An 83 year old great-great grandmother
died here yesterday leaving 104 direct descendants.
She was Mrs. Sarah R. Bowers, who died at
her home, 112 E. Park, following an illness of several months.
Her descendants are four daughters, a son,
32 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bowers was born Sept. 19, 1864, in the
Province of Ontario, the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Dolan O'Neill.
In Rome, 63 years ago, she was married to John B. Bowers who died Mar.
She had lived in Rome since she was six months
old and was a communicant of St. Peter's Church, a member of its Altar
Society and was affiliated with the Women of the Moose.
The daughters and son surviving are Mrs.
Clarence Tuttle, Utica, and Mrs. William Durr, Mrs. Rosetta Brockway and
Mrs. Leroy Farrington, all of Rome, and Frederick J. Bowers, Rome.
The funeral will be tomorrow from the Griffin
& Aldridge Funeral Home and at St. Mary's Church with burial in St.
Utica Daily Press
August 5, 1958
Miss Eleanor Bowes, 88, formerly of Utica,
died Aug. 3, 1958, in Newark, NY, where she had made her home for many
years. She had suffered a long illness.
Miss Bowes was born in Yorkshire, Eng. Sep.
14, 1869, daughter of the late John S. and Margaret E. Churchill Bowes.
She leaves two nephews, Sidney M. Martyn, Newark, C. Vernon Bowes, Short
Hills, NJ, and several cousins.
The graveside services will be held tomorrow
in Carr Cemetery, Marcy.
Utica Sunday Tribune
February 25, 1917
Andrew Bowman died at the Oneida County Hospital
this forenoon of tuberculosis, aged 45 years. He was admitted to the hospital
from the County Home on December 22, 1912, being the first 12 to be admitted
on the opening of the hospital. He was in the County Home a year. Nothing
is known of any relatives.
Bowman, Elmer F.
Aug 13, 1921
Point Rock - - Thursday morning at 5 o'clock
occurred the death of Elmer F. Bowman at the home of his grandmother, Mrs.
Norton Fox., at the age of 15 years.
The boy was taken ill Monday morning, but
appeared to be getting along nicely and his illness was not serious until
the evening before he died. Elmer was a general favorite with all who knew
him and his death brings great sorrow to this community. His was a nature
so filled with good humor as to make him beloved by all, his chums by older
people alike. He was a member of Point Rock Sunday School. His unfailing
courtesy and willing disposition made him a valued member of this organization.
He was the son of the late William and Libbie
Fox Bowman and was born in Annsville Aug. 7, 1906. When the boy was one
and one half years old his mother died and about six months later his father
was accidentally killed while working in the woods. The grandmother, Mrs.
Norton Fox, took Elmer and he has been with the family ever since. Surviving
are one brother, Homer Bowman, of Annsville, his grandmother Mrs. Norton
Fox of Point Rock , three aunts, Mrs. Fred Leight of Annsville, Mrs. Horace
Backer, of Ava, Miss Nora Fox of Point Rock, and three uncles, Albert Fox
of Point Rock, John Bowman of Rome and Frank Bowman of Annsville.
Funeral services will be held at Point Rock
Church Sunday at 2 p.m.
Bowman, Fred C.
August 12, 1941
Ava - Fred C. Bowman, 47, died in his home
August 11, 1941. He had been in ill health since February and seriously
ill for a month.
He had lived in Ava for 23 years. He was
born in Worth, Jefferson County, Feb. 2, 1894, a son of Mrs. Nancy Van
Norman Bowman, and the late Rev. C. h. Bowman. In 1922 he married Lulu
S. Statser in Boonville, the Rev. M. H. Hess officiating. He attended the
In 1918 he enlisted in the 303rd Infantry
and served in France for a year.
Surviving are his wife, his mother in Glenfield,
a son, Glenn, and a daughter, Helen.
Bowman, Leo Homer
Feb. 19 (year not noted)
Point Rock - The shadow of a deep bereavement
fell on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bowman. Thursday morning in the
sudden death of their only child, Leo Homer, aged 2 months. The infant
occupied a crib beside the bed of the parents. The mother fed the child
at 2:30 a.m. when he seemed to be all right. When the parents awakened
in the morning they found the lifeless form of the little one. He had apparently
passed away in his sleep.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman have the sincere sympathy
of a large number of friends in their bereavement. The little one was a
ray of sunshine in the home and will be sadly missed. Funeral services
will be held Sunday afternoon at the home of the parents at 1 o'clock and
at the Point Rock Church at 2 o'clock.
Bradley, Mrs. Dewitt
undated clipping (1928)
On Tuesday, February 3, occurred the death
of Mrs. Dewitt Bradley at her home on Meadows road. Deceased was born in
Oswego county in 1859. Surviving are her husband and one son William, who
lives at home. The funeral was held at the residence on Thursday afternoon,
Interment took place in Maple Hill cemetery.
Brady, Martha D. Nisbet
January 9, 1904
Lee - The death of Mrs. Martha D. Brady occurred
at 6 pm Friday at her home at Lee Corners. She was a native of this town
and was in her 73rd year. Her parents were Mr. & Mrs. William Nisbet.
She is survived by eight sons, Fred, Daniel and Chrisopher of Stokes, Thomas,
Horace, Henry and James of Rio Vista, Calif., and David of Wheeling, W.
Va. The funeral will be held from Wiggins undertaking rooms in Rome, at
2 pm Monday.
May 17, 1901
Stokes - The death of Patrick Brady, a well-known
farmer of this vicinity, occurred at nine o'clock last night from cancer.
He was born in Ireland 75 years ago, but had lived here for many years.
He is survived by his wife and nine children.
Brainard, Mrs. Amaziah
August 11, 1876
Lee Center Items - Mrs. Amaziah Brainard,
daughter of the late John G. Webster, and a sister of Mrs. Erastus Tiffany
of your city, died at her residence in this village Tuesday, August 8,
at 2 o'clock pm, of purpura hemorrhagica. Deceased was in the enjoyment
of usual health until Friday morning last, when she arose and found she
had had hemorrhaged from her mouth during the night. Examination showed
that there was an effusion of blood in spots underneath the skin over her
entire body and under the mucous membrane of her mouth and tongue, which
had given rise to the bleeding. This condition prevailed and the hemorrhage
increased until death brought relief to her sufferings. Her physician informs
me that the disease is an extremely rare and fatal affection, and due to
defective nutrition of the coats of the blood-vessels, which tends to their
rupture and the effusion of blood into the tissues. The deceased was highly
respected in the community, and her death from so terrible and loathsome
a disease adds much to the distress of the bereaved family.
January 6, 1900
Hecla - Daniel Brannon, an old and respected
resident of this place, who died at his home on Thursday at the age of
78, was confined to the house only a few days. Mr. Brannon was born in
Ireland and came to this country when young, residing here the past 30
years. He was a man of Christian faith and an earnest member of St. Mary’s
church at Clinton. Besides his widow he is survived by seven children,
Mrs. Fred Manchester of Clark Mills, Mrs. James Britton of Clinton, Mrs.
John Crowley of Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Ettie Joyce, Thomas and James Brannon
of Sycamore, Ill, and Miss Mary Brannon of this place.
August 24, 1880
BRAYTON - At Westernville, August 22, 1880,
Milton Brayton, in the 79th year of his age.
July 12, 1901
The funeral of Martin Breitauer, aged about
24 yrs, son of Mr. & Mrs. Casper Breitauer of West Branch, was held
at St. Mary's Church at 2 pm Thursday. Rev. Father Rieger officiated. Interment
was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Briggs, Charles H.
March 21, 1879
BRIGGS - In Utica, March 9, 1879, Charles
H. Briggs, aged 74 yrs.
Briggs, R. T.
February 18, 1901
BRIGGS - At Solsville, February 16, 1901,
R. T. Briggs, age 56 yrs.
February 5, 1884
The funeral of Mr. F. BRITON, of Kiava (North
Lee, New York), was held in the school house, in that district at 1pm.
Rev. J.M. Shear officiating.
October 29, 1889
Lee Center - Alanson Bronson, who has been
sick at the residence of James Tupper for several months past, died yesterday
of Bright's disease at eleven o'clock. The funeral services will
be held at the M. E. Church at 12 o'clock Thursday.
Bronson, Lidia Wheeler
February 20, 1920
BRONSON - Near Cassville, Thursday February
19, 1920, Lidia Wheeler, wife of the late George W. Bronson, aged 95 yrs.
Bronson, Rosina Capron
May 22, 1890
Mrs. Rosanna Bronson, aged 86, died on Monday
at the residence of her son, Charles Bronson of Ava. The funeral was held
today at 10 am and the remains were brought here and interred in the Lee
Centre Cemetery. Mrs. Bronson was the widow of Eli Bronson and mother of
Mrs. C. B. Hitchcock of Lee Centre, Mrs. Harriet Bellinger of Delta, Mrs.
Emma Bellinger of Boonville, Mrs. Christopher Dorn of Vernon and Charles
Bronson of Ava.
Brower, Marshall T.
July 15, 1929
BROWER - On Sunday, July 14, 1929, at Taberg,
NY, Marshall T. Brower, aged 82 yrs. The funeral services will be held
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Greggains, Taberg, on Wednesday
at 1:30 pm. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
Brown, Elizabeth C.
March 22, 1881
BROWN - In Brooklyn, March 19, 1881, of consumption,
Elizabeth C. Brown, daughter of Giles K. Brown of Rome, aged 36 years.
December 18, 1888
Delta - David Brown died Friday morning after
being prostrated about a week with a stroke of paralysis. He was one of
the oldest persons in town, his age being 94 years. He leaves a wife and
several children. His funeral was held Sunday at the M. E. Church at the
usual hour of service.
BROWN - In this city March 28, 1903, John
Brown, aged 77 years.
Brown, Rev. John N.
September 29, 1899
Utica - Sept. 29 - Rev. John N. Brown, one
of the oldest and best known ministers in the Northern New York Conference,
died in this city at 4 o’clock this morning as the result of a cold contracted
at the recent camp meeting of the conference at Trenton, which was too
much for one of his advanced age of 84 yrs. He was born in Vermont July
9, 1815, and after receiving his early education at Rutland, took a theological
seminary course. He was first licensed to exhort in Sheldon, VT, in 1837
and received his first appointment as pastor of a church at Durhamville,
NY in 1848. After that he filled the pulpits of 23 different churches in
central New York. In 1880 he retired from the ministry.
March 22 (year not noted)
Lee Center - William Brown, 85, a veteran
of the Civil War and a resident of this village for a score or more of
years,, died at 3 o'clock this morning following a long period of ill health.
Mr. Brown was born in England. He came to this country in early youth and
for many years was employed in Utica. Twenty-three ago he came to this
village from that city and had since resided here. He was a member of Baron
Steuben Lodge F. and A.M. and of the Methodist Church of this village,
where the services will be held at 2 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon. The
body will be taken to Boston for burial. Mr. Brown's first wife died here
22 years ago. His second wife was Miss Laura Felshaw, who survives.
BROWNELL - At the residence of his son-in-law,
M. S. Savage, in Sauquoit, Dec. 27, 1874, Abner Brownell, in the 86th year
of his age.
Browning, Mary Pfluke
May 20, 1933
Coonrod, May 20 - Mary Pfluke, 67, wife of
Charles h. Browning, died suddenly at 2 o'clock this morning at the family
home. Dr. H. F. Hubbard, coroner, said death was due to a heart attack.
Mrs. Browning was born in Coonrod on May 17, 1866, the daughter of the
late Mr. & Mrs. John Pfluke. Forty-six years ago Thanksgiving Day she
was married to Mr. Browning at the Pfluke homestead in Coonrod. For a number
of years after their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Browning resided in Utica
and Syracuse, returning to Coonrod 20 years ago. Besides her husband she
leaves a brother Charles Pfluke, and a nephew, Charles Thomas, both of
Budlong, Clarinda Sweet
January 25, 1881
BUDLONG - At Cassville, Monday, Jan. 17,
1881, Mrs. Clarinda Budlong, wife of Abel Budlong and sister of Reuben
Sweet of Clinton, and M. L. Sweet of Grand Rapids, Mich., aged 75 years.
December 14, 1880
BUELL - In Walesville, Oneida County, Dec.
7, 1880, Alton Buell, aged 78 years 7 months 3 days.
Burdick, Matthew T.
January 13, 1882
BURDICK - In Verona, Oneida County, Dec.
26, Mr. Matthew T. Burdick, aged 81 yrs.
Jan. 20, 1882
BURNS - In Clinton, Wednesday morning, Jan.
11, 1892, Patrick Burns, aged 60 years.
Burroughts, Elon G.
May 3, 1888
Elon G. Burroughs, of Salisbury Center, Herkimer
county, was buried yesterday in the cemetery at Lee Center. Mr. Burroughs
came to Lee Center about 1856 or 1857 and worked at the tinning business
until 1869, when he sold out and moved to Salisbury Center, where he resided
until his death, which occurred March 19, 1888. A few days previous
to his death he was working at Dolgeville at his trade, and accidentally
fell through an elevator receiving an injury which caused his death.
After moving from Lee Center to Herkimer county he was elected to the office
of justic eof the peace, which office he held for sixteen years.
He was an excellent workman, and was highly esteemed as a citizen while
a resident of Lee Center. He was about 90 years of age and had been
married twice. His second wife now survives him. He leaves
two sons - Norris M. and Fred H. Burroughs, who are both engaged in business
in Herkimer county.
Burrows, Louise Adsit
July 3, 1885
Lee Center - 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
December 24, 1930
Rome - Henry Buser, 69, retired jeweler of
Fonda, where he had engaged in that business for (illegible) years, died
yesterday at the home of Patrick H. Dunn, North James St. Mr. Buser had
been visiting at the Dunn home for several weeks and had been ailing during
that time of heart ailment which caused his death.
Mr. Buser was born in Bavaria, Germany and
settled in Fonda. He was chairman of the Fonda Board of Assessors for many
years and had been town clerk for several terms. He was a member of St.
Cecelia's Church at Fonda.
His widow, who was Anna Bergmiller of this
city, survives. The funeral will be held here on Friday.
December 6, 1880
Ava - A correspondent of the Utica Herald
writing under date of Dec. 1 says: "One Erastus Butler, residing in the
western part of our town, died from exposure and cold, a few days ago.
He came from Rome, most of the way on foot, during the afternoon and was
in company with one Joseph Wright. They were both the worse for whiskey.
They resided about one-half a mile from the main thorough-fare, and reached
the barway, which opened into the field that leads to the house, all right.
Here Butler tramped around in the snow. His drunken companion tired to
assist him, but they made poor headway. Wright succeeded in reaching the
shanty and informed his family of the condition of Butler. He lived but
a few minutes after reaching the house. Butler was a man of about 60 years.
He was in the army, went out from Boonville in the 97th regiment. He was
in the service till the close of the war. He passed safely through many
a battle and came home and died a drunkard's death. Foul play was suspected.
Dr. Fraser examined the body but found no bruises. The remains were buried
at West Branch yesterday."
March 22, 1888
Lee note - The funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Butler,
wife of James Butler of this place, occurred on Saturday and was largely
attended. Her death occurred on the 15th inst., and was caused by
pneumonia, with which she was ill but a week. Her age was 27 years
and she was born in this town. About ten years ago she removed with
her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Castle, to Rome, where she resided
up to the time of her marriage, five years ago. Besides her husband
and parents, the deceased leaves three small children, two daughters and
a son, and a brother, Sherman D. Castle, of Rome. The early death
of the deceased is deeply regretted by her numerous friends.
Butler, Helen Meays
January 17, 1912
North Bay - General and sincere regret was
caused by the death of Helen wife of George E. Butler. She was the
oldest child of Thomas and Mary Meays and she was born in Rome 74 years
ago. Soon after her parents became residents of Vienna. Fifty-five
years ago she was united in marriage to mr.Butler, and for about forty
years they have lived here. For a number of years she was the genial
landlady of the Butler House, one of North Bay's best known hotels, which
was built by her husband directly opposite the O & W Depot, and which
was destroyed by fire about four years ago. She was a member of the
Methodist Church and was particularly interested in the Ladies Aid Society,
one year being its efficient president. Besides her husband, she
leaves two granddaughters, Miss Grace Butler of Oneida and Miss Marie Butler
of this place. She also leaves one brother, John H. Meays, of Vienna.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at the Methodist Church.
June 1, 1892
Lee Center - John Butler, for many years an
old and respected resident of this town, who moved here from Waterville
last February, died at that place Sunday morning. His funeral was
held Tuesday at the Lee Center M. E. Church at 8 o'clock pm. Mr.
Butler's wife died on the 12th day of February last and soon afte rhe went
to live with his daughter, where he died as stated.
September 17, 1886
BUTLER - In Rome, Sep. 13, 1886, Miss Nellie
Butler, aged 31 years
Button, Hannah (Nisbet)
Lee, Feb. 6, 1883
Hannah T. Button died of consumption January
31, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. K. N. Richmond, Adams, Mass.,
aged 63 years. Deceased was born in Newport, Herkimer county, but spent
most of her life in Lee. She was sister of Rev. Samuel Nisbet, Robert Nisbet
and Mrs. George Harger, all of Lee. A husband, two daughters and a large
circle of friends are left to mourn their loss. She had been in poor health
for a number of years but bore her sufferings with patience and Christian
Button, Ida Ingalls Knight
December 7, 1959
Rome - Mrs. Ida Button, 52, Stanwix RD 2,
died yesterday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica, after a short illness.
A native of Lee Center, she was born Feb.
14, 1907, daughter of Willis D. and Ida Schermerhorn Ingalls. She received
her preliminary education in Lee Center schools and was a graduate of Rome
On June 5, 1922, she was married to A. Parker
Knight in St. Mary's Church in Rome. Mr. Knight died on Jan. 11, 1941.
On Nov. 18, 1945, she was married to Frank M. Button.
Mrs. Button was a member of St. Mary's Church
and its Mothers Club.
Besides her husband she leaves two sons,
Parker W. Knight, Fayetteville, and Robert F. Button, at home, three daughters,
Mrs. William Lenio, Rome, and Mrs. James Philips and Mrs. William Reid,
both of Oriskany, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Thomas Reilly, Rome, two sisters,
Mrs. Glenn Weeks, and Mrs. Vernon Thrasher, Lee Center, and 17 grandchildren.
Button, Ira A.
January 13, 1882
BUTTON - In Utica, at Faxton Hospital, Jan.
7, 1882, Ira A. Button, aged 73 yrs.
April 15, 1891
The family of the late Mrs. Hettie Butts
is indeed sadly afflicted. On Saturday occurred the death of Ray Butts,
of heart failure, following diphtheria, at the age of 18 years at his home
on Canterbury Hill, near Ridge Mills. He had been ill for a number of weeks
and it was thought by those in attendance that he was getting better when
heart failure set in and he passed away. His mother, Mrs. Hettie Butts,
died on Wednesday of diphtheria, which she contracted while taking care
of her son. On Monday occurred the death of Miss Lena Butts, of diphtheria,
at the age of 16 years. She was a bright girl, and will be sadly missed
by her many associates. Mrs. Butts two children, Frank, at home, and Mrs.
George Hartson of Delta, survive.
February 21, 1879
BYAM - In Rome, February 15, 1879, Mrs. Anna,
wife of Henry Byam, aged 84 yrs.
Byam, Minnie E. Hibbard
BYAM - Entered into rest at Newburgh, NY,
on Saturday, November 26, 1932, Minnie L. Hibbard, wife of Charles P. Byam,
in her 67th. years. Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Wiggins
Prince Home for Funerals, 210 W. Court street, on Tuesday morning at 10:30
o’clock. Interment in Lee Valley Cemetery.
Byam, Sarah Olcott
Mrs. Jay F. Byam passed away at her home,
701 Cherry Street, at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening. She had been confined
to her bed for the past eight months and her death was caused by a general
breaking down of the system due to her advanced years.
Sarah Olcott was born in the town of Lee
on February 4, 1844, and came from Colonial ancestry, being a descendant
of Thomas Olcott, who came from England and settled in Hartford, Conn,
in 1635. Her grandfather, Jared Olcott, was a soldier in the Revolutionary
War and after that settled in the town of Lee. She was the daughter of
Edward Olcott and Esther Brower. On December 25, 1864, she was married
to Jay F. Byam, also of Lee, and by her death a union of nearly 64 years
has been broken.. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Oconomowoc,
Wisc., where they remained for about one year. They then removed to this
city, where she had been a resident for more than 62 years.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her
death one son, Hon. W. W. Byam of this city, four grandchildren, W. Winfield
Byam of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Alfred E. Hilton of Schenectady and Mrs.
Harold S. Bates and Miss Esther E. Byam of this city; one great-grandchild,
Edward Byam Bates, a brother Chester Olcott of Holly, Michigan, and two
sisters, Mrs. Adney Jacobs of Vernon and Mrs. Andrew Wilson of Rome.
Byers, child of J. J.
January 20, 1874
Wendesday the 15th, a child of Mr. J. J.
Byers at Elmer Hill, near Delta, died quite suddenly; it was about six
months old. Rev. D. Ballou preached the funeral sermon at Lee Centre today.
January 25, 1892
Delta - News has reached this place of the
death last week of a former resident of Delta, Mrs. Mary Byers, widow of
the late John J. Byers of Vineland, NJ. Mrs. Byers had many warm
friends in this community who are pained to hear of her death.