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CARPENTER, Alida Chesebro
Obituary Notice, Rome Sentinal, Rome, New York - Thursday, June 24, 1920
Mrs. Welcome Carpenter
Alida Chesebro, wife of Welcome Carpenter, passed away at her home on the Floyd road at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday after an illness of nearly two years, during which she was a patient sufferer. She was born at Oriskany Falls 46 years ago but the greater part of her life was spent in the town of Rome. At Stittville 30 years ago she was married to Welcome Carpenter and about five years later they purchased the home where she died. Surviving besides her husband are eight children: Mrs. Fred Eychner of Vernon Center, Archie Carpenter of the river road, Howard of Sherrill, Bird, Geraldine, Zada, Milton and Kathryn, all at home, also her aged mother, Mrs. Emma Lewis, and a brother, Phineas Chesebro of Los Angeles, Cal., one sister, Mrs. Burt Danford of Remson, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Carpenter was greatly beloved by her children and the many friends which she had in the vicinity of her home, all of whom sincerely regret her death.
Submitted by Betty


Obituary: Oneida Daily Dispatch, Jan. 16, 1965
Archibald A. Carpenter
Archibald (Archie) Carpenter, 72, of 142 Union St., died yesterday in an auto accident on the West Rd., at the Union St. intersection. Born in Floyd, March 9, 1892, he was the son of Welcome and Alida Chesebro Carpenter.  He married the former Florence Yourdon in Rome on June 6, 1918.  Mr. Carpenter was a former tenant farmer in Madison County and had resided in Oneida for 20 years.  He was employed by Smith-Lee Bottle Cap Manufacturing Division for 10 years, retiring five years ago.  Prior to this he worked at Oneida Ltd.  Surviving besides his wife are three sons, [private]; three brothers, Welcome H. and Milton J. of Rome; and Bird R. of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Mr.s Lena Eychner of Oriskany Falls, Mrs. Geraldine Pomeroy of Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Zada Rudd of Rome and [private].; 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be Monday at 2pm at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., with Capt. Charles Waddington of the Salvation Army, officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.
Submitted by Betty


Obituary - May 15, 1972 Rome Sentinel
Caroline Carpenter
Mrs. Welcome H. Carpenter, 72, of 245 Erie Blvd. E., died Sunday in Rome Hospital after being stricken at home.
The former Caroline Falcone, she was born in Palermo, Sicily, on Feb 25, 1900, daughter of John and Jennie Selvaggio Falcone.
She came to Rome in 1905 and was educated in Rome schools. She was married in Rome. Mr. Carpenter died Dec 1, 1970.
Mrs. Carpenter was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and was a member of the Congregation of Mary and the Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens Civic Center.
Survivors are a daughter, [private] ; four sisters, Mrs. Sam (Lena) Scuderi and Mrs. Phyllis Carpenter, both of Rome, Mrs. Michael (Katherine) Prestipino of Albany and Mrs. Josephine Burdick of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Patrick Falcone of Utica and [private] ; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Another sister, Mrs. Anthony (Florence) George of Rome died in 1966.
Funeral services will be at 8:30 am Wednesday at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home and at 9:15 in St. John the Baptist Church. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Submitted by Betty


Catherine File Carpenter
Rome Sentinel-May 3, 1910
Mrs. Catherine Carpenter died from heart trouble at her home, 806 Armstrong Ave., this morning at 4:30.  She was born in Germany April 9, 1851 and came to Rome a number of years ago.  She was married in this city to Cyrus Carpenter who died here nine years ago.  For years Mrs. Carpenter had been a devoted member of St. Mary's Church.  She leaves one son, exAlderman Cyrus W. Carpenter of this city, and three brothers, John File and George File of Utica and William File of Rome.  Mrs. Carpenter was well known and much esteemed.  Numerous friends will extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
relatives.
Kathy Last


Cyrus W. Carpenter
Rome Sentinel-November 12, 1946
Cyrus W. Carpenter, 71, died suddenly while sitting in his seat at Capitol Theater yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock.  He was with Mrs. Carpenter and had responded to her remarks and had risen several times to let people into the aisle.  When he did not rise at the end of the picture, Mrs. Carpenter turned to find him dead.  Death is said to have been due to heart disease.  His home was at 102 E. Bloomfield St.  Born in Rome Dec. 23, 1875, he was the son of Cyrus W. and Catherine File Carpenter.  He married Mary Shanley 39 years ago.  For 34 years he was employed by General Cable Corp.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church.  Surviving are his wife, three sons, Melvin and Lyman, Rome, Kenneth, Dallas, Tex., two stepsons, Ralph and James Shanley, Rome, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward Finster, Rome and Miss Alice Shanley, Rome, one niece,
Mrs. Walter Bork, Rome and several grandchildren.
Kathy Last


Carpenter, Cyrus W. (Jr.)
Rome Sentinel
November 12, 1946
Cyrus W. Carpenter, 71, died suddenly while sitting in his seat at Capitol Theater yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock. He was with Mrs. Carpenter and had responded to her remarks and had risen several times to let people into the aisle. When he did not rise at the end of the picture, Mrs. Carpenter turned to find him dead. Death is said to have been due to heart disease. His home was at 102 E. Bloomfield St. Born in Rome Dec. 23, 1875, he was the son of Cyrus W. and Catherine File Carpenter. He married Mary Shanley 39 years ago. For 34 years he was employed by General Cable Corp. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Melvin and Lyman, Rome, Kenneth, Dallas, Tex., two stepsons, Ralph and James Shanley, Rome, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward Finster, Rome and Miss Alice Shanley, Rome, one niece, Mrs. Walter Bork, Rome and several grandchildren.


CARPENTER, David
Obituary: Death of DAVID CARPENTER January 09, 1886
  David Carpenter died at his home in the town of Floyd at 9 p.m. on Saturday of cancer which affected the right side of his neck.  He had been ill for about two months and was confined to his bed three weeks.  He was born in the town of Delhi, Delaware County, and came to this county when quite young with his father's family and settled on the farm of 300 acres which was purchased by his father and on which the subject of this sketch lived all his life, following his peaceful and honorable avocation.  Mr. Carpenter was an honorable, upright man, always square with the world and owing no man a dollar.  His word was as good as his bond, and any one who performed a service for him was sure to receive his compensation in full when his work was completed.  He was married to Mary Gardner of Floyd, who died in 1880.  They raised a family of 13 children, ten of whom are now living as follows:  Mrs. Harriet Davis of Williamson, Michigan, Mrs. H.A . Coe of Theresa, NY, Mrs. Joanna Anderson of Barnes Corners, NY., Daniel D. Carpender of Ainsworth, NE, Mrs. Alanson Brainard of Rome, Geo. H. Carpender of Ainsworth, Mrs. Elvira Fancher of Ainsworth, Mrs . D.S. Draper of Plattsmouth, NE, Mrs. S.H. Draper of Ashland, NE, an d Mrs. H. J. Ellis of Floyd.  Of these, 8 were present at the death of their father.  The funeral services will occur Wednesday at 11 a.m . at the homestead. Submitted by Betty


CARPENTER, David C.
 September 5, 1899, Rome Sentinel
David C. Carpenter, an old and well known resident of Rome, died at 10 o'clock this morning at his home four miles east of this city. He had been ill for about one year, and for the past three months had been confined to his bed with stomach difficulty which was the cause of his death. Mr. Carpenter was 69 yrs old and was born and had always lived in Rome. He was a member of the Grange and of the Patrons of Industry and was for six years highway commissioner of the first ward. He was very widely known and generally respected. He leaves besides his wife, two sons and one daughter, Chauncey and Welcome Carpenter of Rome and Mrs. Geo. Murphy of Lee Center. His mother also survives.


CARPENDER, Daniel D.
From an unnamed and undated Nebraska newspaper:
    Daniel D. Carpender was born May 4, 1832, at Floyd, Oneida County, N.Y.
He died March 21, 1910 at St. Bernard Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa where he had gone for medical treatment,  aged 77 years, 10 months, 17 days. He was married to S. Geraldine Draper, April 3, 1866. To this union were born two children, David and Mary S.     In the fall of 1880 Mr. Carpender came to Nebraska, and in the spring of 1881 he and his family with his only brother George H. and their sister, Mrs. Fancher, came away the first settlers on Grand Prairie where he has since resided, familiarly known to both old and the young as Uncle Dan.    Uncle Dan was a whole-souled, generous, big hearted man; a friend to the needy and always ready to help those in trouble.    His greatest sorrow came to him in the fall of 1904 when he was called to mourn the loss of his only son. Since then he has never been the same, but his health and strength gradually left him until the end came at sundown Sunday evening. His wife and daughter and foster son, F.A. Potter
were with him at the end.    He leaves a wife, a daughter, and adopted son, three grandchildren, one brother and six sisters besides a host of nieces, nephews and friends to mourn his departure.    The services were held in the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon after which the remains were laid to rest beside that of his son, Dave, in the Grand Prairie Cemetery.  The funeral was one of the largest ever held at this place.  Mr. Carpender was one of the oldest residents of Brown county.
Quite a number of Ainsworth people attended the funeral, among whom were Judge Potter and wife, Dr. White, Mrs. Frank Gilette, Judge Warrik, Mr. Booth and wife, Peter Shade and wife, and others whose names we failed to learn.
   Frank Potter of Omaha, formerly a Johnstown boy, having made his home with the Carpender family during his boyhood days, arrived Monday night with the funeral party to be present at the laying to rest of his foster parent.
Submitted by Dawna Holst dawnaholst@cableone.net


CARPENDER, Mrs. D. D.
From an unnamed and undated Nebraska newspaper
WORTHY PIONEER CITIZEN CALLED
   Last Saturday morn occured the death of Mrs. D.D. Carpender, at the old Carpender farm home east of Johnstown, death being due to paralysis and came following one week's illness.  In her death this community loses one of its most universally respected and admired pioneer citizens, and one of
the eldest, both from point of age and residence, she having come to this county and settled while this country was yet in a very primative state, on the farm on which she ever after resided until the time of her death.
   Mrs. Carpender was one of those ever-pleasant, patient, charitable, sympathetic and yet unassuming ladies whom to know was to love, admire, and respect her for these and the many other virtues she possessed.  Funeral service for the deceased was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Engle, and interment in Grand Prairie Cemetery.  The attendance at the funeral was very large and attested to the high esteem in which the departed was held.  The obituary follows.   S. Geraldine Draper Carpender was born in Oneida County, New York, March 29, 1838.  At the age of 18 years she became a member of the Baptist Church and had always remained true to her faith.   In April 1866 she was married to Daniel D. Carpender, and to this two children were born, David Daniel and Mary S.  The son and husband preceeded her to the better world several years ago.   Shortly after they were married they moved to Lewis county, New York, and from there to Plattsmouth, Nebr., and then to Johnstown where she resided at the time of her death.  She was a patient, faithful wife and a loving mother.  Wherever sickness and sorrow was found she was sure to lend a helping hand to comfort and help.   She leaves to mourn her loss, a foster son, Frank Potter of Omaha, one sister of Chicago, one daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Holst, and three grandchildren, Lois and Floyd Holst, and Daniel Carpender, and a host of other relatives and friends.   She passed away about 8 o'clock Saturday morning September 21, 1918, at the age of 80 years, 5 mos. and 21 days, after an illness of about a week.
Submitted by Dawna Holst dawnaholst@cableone.net


Carpenter, Chauncey
Rome Sentinel - August 1, 1927
George Chauncey Carpenter, 63, native Roman, was born in the house where he resided at the time of his death. He was a
son of the late David C. and Lovina Lawrence Carpenter. He resided in the town of Floyd for a short time. During his
younger life he taught school in rural schools in Rome, Floyd and other towns. For several years he conducted the 60-acre
farm where he resided. He never married. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. George W. Murphy, 208 N. George Street,
this city and one brother, Welcome Carpenter, who resides about one-half mile away on the 52-acre section of the old
Carpenter farm.
Betty McCulloch


Edith Mansfield Leffert Carpenter
Rome Sentinel-December 29, 1904
Mrs. Edith E. Carpenter, in her 31st year, wife of Ald. Cyrus D. Carpenter, died at her home, 801 W. Dominick Street, shortly before 12 o'clock noon today.  She had been ill for over a year with a complication of diseases and for most of the past month had been confined to her bed.  Mrs.Carpenter was a daughter of Milo Mansfield and was born in New London, coming to Rome with her parents about twenty-three years ago.  She was twice married, her first husband being Jacob Leffert.  Besides her second husband, Ald. Carpenter, whom she married three years ago, she leaves three children by her first husband, Charles,  Christine and Frank Leffert, and one son, Frank Carpenter, by her second husband.  She also leaves her father, Milo Mansfield and one brother, Frank Mansfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Armstrong and Mrs. John Fahey of Rome.  Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the First M. E. Church and had many friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.
Kathy Last


Death of Miss Eva J. Carpenter
1905 Utica Daily Press
Rome Oct. 8-At the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Carpenter, 714 North James Street at 5 o'clock this morning, occurred the death of their daughter, Miss Eva J. Carpenter, who had been ill the past six months, and had been confined to the bed nearly all of that time.  She was taken with inflammatory rheumatism, this being followed by a stroke of paralysis, finally terminating in heart failure.  Miss Carpenter was born in Stockbridge. On the 12th day of last month she was 24 years old.  When she was two years old her parents moved to Westernville and there they lived till they came to Rome six years ago. Miss Carpenter attended the Rome Free Academy, and was a member of the graduating class of 1902.  The year before she was awarded the gold eagle essay prize offered by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  For two years she taught school in what is known as the Tremain district, out on Turin road, and the following year, up to the time she was taken ill, she taught school at Stanwix.  She was a bright young lady and one who had a host of friends who will deeply regret to learn of her death.  She was an earnest member of the First M.E. Church and a member of Mrs. Knight's Sunday school class.  Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Stratton and Miss Florence Carpenter both of Rome.  The funeral will be held at the house at   1 p.m. Wednesday.
Carol Michaud


CARPENTER, Lavina J.
Funeral Notice, Rome Sentinal - February 18, 1911
Mrs. Lavina J Carpenter, widow of David C. Carpenter, died in Rome on Saturday in the 70th year of her age. She was afflicted with paralysis and had been in ill health for one and one-half years. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, George Chauncey Carpenter and Welcome Lawrence
Carpenter and Mrs. George W. Murphy, all of Rome.
(Note: On her tombstone with her husband, David C. Carpenter, states David C. Carpenter, Born June 24, 1831, Died Sep. 5, 1899, Lovina J. His Wife 1841-1911)
Submitted by Betty


CARPENDER, Martha A.
From an unnamed and undated Nebraska newspaper: MARTHA AUGUSTA CALKINS
The death of Mrs. Martha Carpender of Johnstown, Nebr. occured early Wednesday mornng Oct. 6th 1918. Martha Augusta Calkins was born in Rome, Oneida Co., New York July 19, 1846. She was married Sept. 1, 1871 to George H. Carpender of Floyd, New York. They came to Cass Co., Nebr. in 1878, from there they moved to Brown Co. where they have remained until death called her. She leaves a husband, three sons: Archibald George of Ingebright, Sask, Canada; John Ralph of Johnstown, Nebr.; and Glenn Lester of Irricana, Alberta, Canada; and one daughter Mrs. Maud Witt of Bulwark, Alberta, Canada, to cherish fond memories of a life that was spent in loving service for them. She has been a faithful member of the Episcopal Church since childhood. She has been a great sufferer for the past six months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.W. Wells on Thursday Nov. 7th, at 1:00 from the home of her son, J. Ralph, where she has been since her return from a Norfolk Hospital on Sept. 21st, 1918.
Submitted by Dawna Holst dawnaholst@cableone.net


CARPENTER, Mrs. Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Carpenter - 1923
Cassville, May 20 - Mrs. Mary E. Carpenter died suddenly early Sunday morning at the home in the village following a stroke suffered a half hour previously.  Although she had been in poor health for several years she was able to be about and had been in town Saturday.  Dr. E.M. Griffith was called and he in turn notified Dr. A.P. Clark, coroner, of New Hartford, who pronounced death due to heart disease.  Mary E. Jones was born on Babcock Hill April 18, 1850, and had spent her entire life in this vicinity.  She became the wife of Wellington Carpenter on February 2, 1919.  She was a member of the Baptist Church of this village and was held in highest esteem by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.  Surviving are one son, Arthur of Cassville; a brother, C.M. Jones of Malvern, O. and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Interment will be made in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery.
Submitted by: Susan Brownell Mondi sbm6595@aol.com


Carpenter, Washington
Rome Sentinel
May 17, 1915
Washington Carpenter, a well known resident of this city, died suddenly of heart disease at his home 614 W. Dominick St. at 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was caused by heart trouble, from which he had suffered during the past year. Earlier in the afternoon he made a visit to the home of his brother, Lyman Carpenter, 300 W. Dominick St.. While there he was cheerful although he did not feel well. he left his brother's a short time before 5 o'clock. After he arrived at his home he went into the kitchen and as he was taking off his coat he was stricken and fell to the floor. Coroner Powers was called and pronounced the cause of death heart disease.
Mr. Carpenter was born in Rome 65 years ago January 5, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Lyman Carpenter. About 40 years ago he was married to Ida Thorp, who died about five years later. After the death of his wife, Mr. Carpenter went to Dakota, where he was employed on a ranch, returning to Rome eight years ago. He had been employed in the Bedstead Works. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Hall of Rochester, and one brother, Lyman Carpenter of this city. He had many friends in this city who held him in high esteem.


CARPENTER, Welcome L.
Obituary from Rome Sentinal - May 13, 1955
Welcome L. Carpenter, 87, passed away at his home, Kenttown (RD 4, Rome) at 10 a.m. today. He had been ailing for some time and bedridden the past week. He was born in Rome on Feb. 22. 1868, son of the David and Lavina Lawrence Carpenter, and had always lived in the Town of Rome. On April 1, 1888, in Stittville he married Alida Chesebro who died June 23, 1920. For 26 years after his marriage, he was employed by the Rome Brass and Copper Co., after which he worked at the carpentry trade. For the later years of his life, he operated the small farm on which he lived. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Fred Eychner, Oriskany Falls; Archibald Carpenter, Sherril; Welcome Howard Carpenter, Marcy; Mrs. Vern S. Pomeroy, Brandenton, Fla.; Mrs. Ervin Eychner, Augusta Center, and Bird Ralph Carpenter, Milton John Carpenter and Mrs. Raymond Myers, all of Rome. There are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Carpenter was the last of a family of three children. Mr. Carpenter was of the Methodist faith and a member of Rome Lodge, IOOF. Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals on Monday 2 o'clock with the Rev. Alvin C. Goddard, D.D., officiating. Interment will be made in the Wright Settlement Cemetery.
Submitted by Betty


Rome Daily Sentinel, Dec 3, 1970
Welcome H. Carpenter, 71, of 245 Erie Blvd E. died Tuesday after a long illness. He was born in Rome Aug. 31, 1899, son of Welcome L. and Alida E. Chesebro Carpenter. In 1923 in Rome, he married the former Caroline Falcone. Mr. Carpenter was a Methodist. Surviving are his wife, [private]; three sisters, Mrs. Vernon S. (Geraldine) Pomeroy of Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Irwin (Catherine) Eychner of Oriskany Falls and Mrs. Clarence (Zada) Rudd of Rome; two brothers, Bird R. and Milton J. Carpenter, both of Rome; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home with interment in Wright Settlement Cemetery.
Submitted by Betty


CARPENTER, Wellington H.
Cassville, (NY) Feb. 2, year unknown
-At his home near this village today occurred the death of Wellington H. Carpenter.  Mr. Carpenter was born in the town of Paris, May 17, 1847, son of Lucas and Alphea Redford Carpenter, early settlers of the town.  They came from Connecticut.  His great-grandfather Carpenter came from
England and was one of the early settlers of this country, while Mr. Carpenter's grandfather, Oliver Carpenter, was a native of Connecticut.  He came to Oneida County and the family has been associated with this county during its entire history.  For several years when a young man, Mr. Carpenter engaged in farming on the homestead.  He was the youngest of the family and was the last to pass on.  He later moved to Cassville and then to a place near the village where he conducted a sawmill and wagon shop until failing health compelled him to retire.  He was a progressive business mand and one who was highly respected for his integrity.  He inherited a great deal of culture and literary ability from his mother.  October 26, 1870, he was united in marriage with Mary E. Jones, who survives, with one son, Arthur L. and two grandchildren Mina and Dorothy.  The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family, but friends may call Tuesday from 9 to 12 a.m.
Submitted by: Susan Brownell Mondi sbm6595@aol.com


Carrier, Milton M. (1830-1881)
Rome Sentinel, 9/6/1881, pg.3
Floyd
Milton Carrier, a native resident of Floyd, aged 50 years, died of heart  disease at his residence one mile north of Floyd Corners last Sunday afternoon.  He was assisting in getting in his cows, when he was taken ill.  He lived only a short time.  He leaves a wife and several grown up children.
Submitted by Bill Hall, wchone@hotmail.com


CARTER, Robert Steven
Robert Steven CARTER died 14 January 1912 in Palestine, Anderson Co., TX of a self inflicted gun shot to the head.
He was born in Utica, NY, 9 Aug 1850 and worked for Southern Pacific RR in Houston, TX where he married Ella WHITCOMB 28 Aug 1879.  His wife and four children, Edwin, Harry, Charles Culberson, and Ida survive him.
Barbara CARTER PADGITT  6806 Tournament Dr.Houston, TX 77069-1278

CASTLE, Richard
Obituary from Rome Sentinal; May 29, 1877
Death of an Aged Man
Richard Castle, aged 82, died at his home in Ava, on Friday last.  Mr. Castle was born in England in 1794, and came to America in 1848,  After residing in Utica about four years, he moved to Ava where he lived during the remaining 24 years of his life.  In the year 1864 his wife was removed by death; a second wife survives him.  He was a great sufferer before death, but bore every trial with Christian resignation.  His upright character, warm heart, and earnest life endeared him to all who knew him, and he is sincerely mourned.  His son William resides at Norwich, and Richard at Whitestown.  Two other sons, Thomas and George, and his daughter, Mrs. Waters, were present when he died.  All his children attended his funeral, except one daughter who resides in England.  Six children, 27 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren survive him.
William Hall

CHADWICK, Jane Tarpenning (Mrs. John Chadwick)
 Chadwicks, NY 1909
Mrs. John Chadwick, Beloved resident of Chadwicks died this week.
A woman deeply esteemed among a wide circle of friends passed away this week in the person of Mrs. Jane Tarpenning Chadwick, widow of John Chadwick, which occurred Sunday evening in Chadwicks. Mrs. Chadwicks was in her 88th year. She was born September 15, 1821 at Cooperstown where she spent her childhood. In 1839 she married John Chadwick and the greater part of their lives had been passed in the old Chadwick homestead, just south of Chadwicks. Mrs. Chadwick was a woman of the strong and sturdy type of character which marked the early residents. She was a true friend to those she loved and especially to those in need, her acts of charity being many and usually unknown save to those [who were] the beneficiary. Mrs. Chadwick [was] for years a member of the First ----- Church of Sauquoit, and was a conscientious Christian woman. She is survived by four sons:
Charles F.of Bath; John M. of Dayton, Ohio; Alanson B. of Jamestown and William H. of this place;
also four daughters: Mrs. D.W. Brown of Bridgewater; Mrs. Albert Nichols of Little Falls; Mrs. W.D. Gross  of Sauquoit; and Anna E. Chadwick who has resided with her. Also 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Her husband died June 15, 1881. She had also lost one son, George A., who died August 1901.
Submitted by   Roberta K. Morrow  Seattle area, WA


Unknown newspaper - found in bible
Alva Chesebro
Alva Chesebro, aged 58, died at the Rome Hospital at noon today.  He was taken there last Friday suffering with a complication of diseases.  He was born in Chittenango and spent many years in this vicinity, living at Kenttown.  He went to Ridge Mills a year ago, where he followed farming.  He leaves his wife and five children, Olive and Franklin at Ridge Mills, Mrs. Vada (should be Zada) Danford of Utica, Mrs. Welcome Carpenter, and a son, Phineas, in California.
Submitted by Betty Carpenter-McCulloch


Utica Daily Press Oct. 27, 1910
Drowned in the Canal
Body of Miss Cornelia Eliza Claghorn of Walnut Street found in Water near the foot of Clinton Street.
The police having received word at a late hour Tuesday night that Miss Claghorn had been missing from her home for several hours, and that two young men had heard what they thought to be a cry for help near the Jason street bridge, over the canal proceeded to drag the canal in that vicinity as was stated in yesterday's Press.  About 3:30 yesterday the body was found in the canal near the foot of Clinton street by officers Foley, Wright and Marvel and removed from the water.  Coroner Dodd was notified and at the request of her relatives the remains were taken to the rooms of R.B. Cash.
The full name of the deceased was Cornelia Eliza Claghorn, and she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Beardsley Claghorn.  She was born in Utica September 12,1851, and always lived here. She had been a nurse for several years. Since the death of her mother, in July, 1909, she had resided with her sister Mrs. Andrew L. Hall, 23 Walnut street.
It is said that Miss Claghorn had been despondent since the death of mother and July last jumped into the canal from the Jason street foot bridge. She was taken to a hospital and recovered from the effects soon afterward. About two weeks ago she was found unconscious in a room at her home with the illuminating gas turned on.
___________________________________________________
Her death notice
Claghorn-In this city, Wednesday, October 26,1910, Cornelia Eliza Claghorn, in her 60th year. Notice of funeral hereafter.
(that notice only said it would be private)


CHILDS, Lucius C.
The following information was gathered from the Saturday Globe Newspaper, dated August 3, 1895.
The death of Lucius C. Childs Wednesday afternoon at his home on John Street came as a severe shock to his many friends and acquaintances.  Lucius Curtiss Childs was born in 1831 in Exeter, Otsego county.  He received a common school education and at the age of 17 came to Utica.  His brother-in-law, H. H. Curtiss, had a printing office here and young Childs entered as apprentice.  Four years later he became pressman on the Gazette and in 1854 went to Chicago where he did the same sort of work.  Mr. Childs soon returned East and lived in Utica till 1856 when the Boonville Herald was started and he undertook the work of printing that.  He soon purchased the paper and with the Hon. Thomas L. James conducted it till 1861.  Coming again to Utica, Mr. Childs, in company with Rees G. Williams, opened a job printing office.  Later he became associated with Mr. Curtiss and under the firm name of Curtiss & Childs, a thriving business was done.  In 1886 Mr. Curtiss retired from business and Mr. Childs took into partnership his son William T., the firm name being Childs & Son, which it has continued to be ever since.  Mr. Childs was a member of Grace Church and was vestryman and warden of the same.  He was a member of Utica Lodge, F. & A. M., and of the Oneida Historical Society.
The deceased leaves a wife, Anna Jane Tapping, a son, William T. Childs, and two daughters, Mrs. H. I. Johnson and Miss Caroline Childs, all of this city.  Mr. Childs was a quiet yet genial man, fond of his friends and family and by them greatly beloved.  In every position in life he showed himself a good and noble man and gave an example all might profitably follow.  * There is more information included in full obituary, pertaining to his health.

JOHN H. CLANCY - August 3, 1914
Death recently claimed John Clancy a popular and prominent West Utican. For 29 years he lived at 504 Sunset Avenue and during that time he gained he esteem of all who know him.
Mr. Clancy ws born in Ireland 75 years ago. When he was 23 years of age he emigrated to this country and settled in Redfield where he married Miss Mary Donovan, who died in this city two years ago. Mr. Clancy was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Fred Allen, Mrs. William Nelson, and Mrs. James Roberts of this city. Mrs. Lynn Foote of Syracuse and Mrs. Michael Burbank of Albany. Two sons, John and William Clancy both of this city and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral mass will be held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning at St. Patrick's Church. The interment will be made in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Karen Dwyer


CLEVELAND, Sarissa Talcott
The following information was gathered from the Saturday Globe Newspaper, dated August 3, 1895.
Sarissa Talcott CLEVELAND died yesterday at her home in New Hartford.  She was born in 1820 in Chenango County.  In 1870 she came to New Hartford where she has since lived.  She leaves four children, Z. V. Cleveland, of Hull, Nebraska;  I.A. Cleveland, of Richland Center, Wis.; Mrs. H. S. Converse, of Nevada, IA., and Mrs. Addison Weed, of New Hartford;  two brothers, Henry Talcott, of Wellsville, New York and G. H. Talcott, of Smyrna, and a sister Mrs. Eli Feltz, of Raleigh, N. C.


Daniel Clifford
Rome Sentinel-April 2, 1908
Vienna - April 2, - Daniel Clifford died from consumption at his late home early Monday morning after some months of illness.  Mr. Clifford was 70 years old and highly respected.  He was a member and a liberal supporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also a member of Vienna Lodge, F & AM and Vienna Chapter, OES.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church yesterday afternon.  It was one of the largest funerals ever seen in Vienna.  He was buried with Masonic ceremonies.  A large number of brethon were present from Rome, Camden and New London.  Rev. H. J. Carey conducted the services.  O. P. Backus and B. S. Fox of Rome conducted the Masonic ceremonies.  Interment was made in the Raut Cemetery.  Mr. Clifford is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Julia Blasier, Mrs. Pearl Tillapaugh, Mrs. Clara Janes, four brothers, Elbridge and Perry of Iowa City, Guilford of Florida and Chancellor of Sylvan Beach, and two sisters, Waite Sitterly of this place and Huldah Cleveland of Palmyra.
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COE, Mrs. George A.
Unnamed & undated newspaper: Mrs. George A. Coe Watertown June 22 With the arrival of the daughter, Mrs. C.E. deBruyn of London, England, the body of Mrs. George A. Coe will be taken from the vault to Theresa, where interment will be made. There will be a short service at the grave. Mrs. deBruyn has sailed from England and is expected here the last of this week.
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Washington E. Cook
Pioneers of Marshall County, Illinois
Taken From the Henry Republican January 16, 1879
The Republican, in its last issue, gave the announcement of the death of Hon. Washington E. Cook, which took place suddenly at the Matteson House, Chicago, on Tuesday of last week, and this unwelcome news was as sudden to the people of this county as it was unexpected and sudden to the family of which he was the honored head.
Mr. Cook was a New Yorker by birth, his native town being Cook's Corners, Oneida county. He was a holiday gift to the family, the little stranger appearing December 19, 1808. As he grew in statue he become a boy, and in time was apprenticed to a hatter at Clinton, N.Y. He completed his time at the hat business, but his inclinations and opportunities led him to abandon this calling, and about the year 1830 he went to New York City, where he was a clerk for some time, remaining in the city about a year. He then left New York, and at Honesdale, Pa., made the acquaintance of Miss Eunice A. Kellogg of Bethany, Pa., a lady of culture and refinement, whom he married. She was the daughter of Eliphalet Kellogg, a man of prominence in his time, and one highly esteemed in the community.
He afterwards "run a hotel" at Bethany, with success; engaged in the mercantile business at Birmingham, Ohio, for 10 years, when in 1846 or 7 he removed with his family to Marshall county, Illinois and opened the place three miles west of this city, now owned and occupied by Mr. Daniel Harney. Here he resided for some three years, and while farming on a considerable scale, with James Andrews and Samuel J. McFadden, then young men, as assistants, he found he had the faculty, by being in town more than on the farm, that there was an easier way of securing a livelihood than by plowing the soil. It led him to dislike agriculture. So he sold the place to B. & S. Eldridge, and moved to Henry.
This change was the making of W. E. Cook Being a man of excellent business qualifications, foresight, judgment and tact, he became a prominent man, and a popular one, as his genial manners and high social proclivities made him friends everywhere. He was a staunch democrat and a rising man. The county was democratic at that time, and his ambition secured the nomination and election to the office of county clerk. This office was a lucrative one to him, and he held it three successive terms, and from it he became one of the leading politician of his party in the state, and the most prominent one in his district. He favored all important enterprises, and gave his influence for general improvement of the state, in constructing railroads, etc., and held some stock therein. He was farseeing and successful in whatever he undertook, and his "financial rod" blossomed as the rose. His estate at the time of his death was estimated at about $75,000.
For several terms he allowed his name to be used as a candidate for congress and also for state senator, but the changed political complexion of the district and county, gave the honors to his opponent.
His illness and death is told by the Lacon Democrat as follows: "When he died Mr. Cook was 70 years and 10 days old; the last day he spent with his family being his 70th birthday. His disease was something in the nature of quick consumption. He had always been troubled some with his lungs, and had at times suffered severe prostration. A year ago he was quite ill, but in the past few months seemed to be fully recovered; his friends remarking on his unusual spirit and buoyancy. In transacting his business in Chicago, during the late severe weather, he contracted a cold and age and past infirmities rendered its impossible for the system to resist the attack. He died calmly and peacefully and was consigned to his tomb looking as natural as when last month he moved amongst us."
Mr. Cook was a leading Mason and Odd Fellow, and highly revered by members of the two orders. He was well schooled in Masonic lore, and was a member of Peoria commandery at the time of his death.
The funeral was held at the Congregational church in Lacon on Friday last, where assembled a large congregation of weeping friends to pay their last sad rite over the demise of their revered friend. The solemn service was conducted by Rev. W. Tracy, assisted by Revs. Norris and Price. My Tracy's sermon was brief, practical and appropriate, while the singing, conducted by Mr. Stire, was of a high order. At the close of the sermon, the Peoria commandery took charge of the body of its deceased brother. The burial service was then read at the church, and concluded at the grave. Some 100 Masons were in line as the procession proceeded to the cemetery.
The bereft embrace Mrs. Cook, the son George, Mrs. S. M. Garratt of Pontiac and Mrs. D. G. Warner of Dakota territory. All present at the obsequies except the latter. Mrs. Clara Morgan, postmistress of Snachwine, is a sister of the deceased.
Mr. Cook has closed a long, somewhat eventful and useful life. In many respects he was a remarkable man. He had a strong constitution, was a good liver, and enjoyed life with the rest of his fellows. He made money rapidly and spent it generously. His business capacity was above the average and his operations were large. His church connection was Congregational, and the church in which the obsequies were held was of his founding. He was of a very social disposition, very indulgent as husband and father, and a very agreeable man in his family. He surrenders to the summons of death, and a conspicuous life is thus ended. Peace to his ashes.


Cornewaux, Mary - Cornewaux, at Marcy, Nov. 24, 1891. Mary relict of J.P. Cornewaux, aged 83 years and 14 days. The Funeral will take place from the residence of German Crave at Marcy, Thursday morning at 10 am.
Camroden Dec. 4 On Monday, Nov 28 occurred the death of one of Camroden's oldest residents. Mrs. John P. Cornavaux, aged 84 years.
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CRILL, Mrs. Elizabeth T.
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Crill
Boonville - Mrs. Elizabeth Traxel Crill, 67, of 25 South St., Marcellus, a native of Boonville who has relatives in Rome, died today, June 29, 1988, at the Auburn Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 7, 1920, in Boonville, daughter of Frederick and Myrtle Larrivey Traxel. She was a resident of Borodino for 35 years.
Mrs. Crill was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.  She attended Borodino United Methodist Church.
Surviving besides her husband, [private], Marcellus, are two sons, [private], Eddyville, Ky.; [private], Skaneateles; two brothers, [private], Rome and [private], Syracuse; a sister, [private], Rome, and three grandchildren.
Services will be private. Burial is in the Borodino Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements were by the Norris Funeral Home, Marcellus. Contributions may be made to the Borodino United Methodist Church, RD 3, Skaneateles, N.Y. 13152.


CROFOOT, Mrs. Clara
From the Daily Sentinel, Rome NY Feb.5, 1935
MRS. CLARA CROFOOT, ONE OF ROME'S OLDEST RESIDENTS, EXPIRES AT 95
Mrs. Clara Morse Crofoot, 95, one of Rome's oldest residents, died at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at her home, 513 W Thomas St.  Mrs. Crofoot had been ill only two weeks, although she had been in failing health since Christmas. Death was due to infirmities of old age. She was born in Higginsville October 15, 1839, and had resided in Rome 16 years, coming here from Constableville, where with her husband the late P.J.. Crofoot, she conducted a general store for over 50 years.  Mrs. Crofoot was twice married, her first husband being Charles Bennett.  After his death she married Mr. Crofoot, a Hamilton College graduate and a school teacher. Up to the time of her death she wore no glasses and was extremely proud of the fact that she could see objects at a distance.  Among her early recollections was the assasination of Abraham Lincoln. She was of the Episcopal faith and attended Zion Episcopal Church here.  She leaves no close relatives.  Among her distant relatives are a nephew, Homer J. Morse, this city; two nieces, Mrs. George Mills, State Bridge, and Mrs. William Bridge, Jordan, and three grand-nieces and grand nephews, George G. and Hugh Morse, Mrs. Clara Vanhovenburgh and Mrs. Walter Beck, all of Rome.
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John Crossman & Pauline Feldman Crossman
Rome Sentinel-Jul 31, 1909
Taberg - July 31 - John Crossman and wife were instantly killed early last evening by a train just south of the Blossvale station. They lived on a farm between Blossvale and Taberg and had been huckleberrying during the afternoon.  They were on their way home about 7 o'clock and used the tracks to lessen the distance.  The man and his wife were walking on the bridge which spans Fish Creek, when the passenger train from the south suddenly rounded the curve near there.  The engineer sounded his whistle and also applied the brakes.  Mr. & Mrs. Crossman hurried but could not get across.  They were struck when within a short distance of the end of the bridge and tossed into the ditch at one side.  The train was stopped and the crew hurried back to the bridge.  It was found that the bodies of both man and woman had been horibly mangled and that life in each case was extinct.  The train was backed down and the bodies taken aboard and then conveyed to the station.  Coroner Hubbard was notified and came from Rome in his automboile.  The couple were well known in this locality.  Mr. Crossman had lived here nearly all his life.  He was 49 years of age and is survived by a brother, Frank and a sister, Mrs. John Dean, both of Taberg.  He was twice married and it is believed that children by the first union are living.  Mrs. Crossman was also twice married.  Her maiden name was Pauline Feldman and she was born in Germany 30 years ago.  Her first husband's name was Brower and they lived in Deerfield for a number of years.  About two years ago she married Mr. Crossman and had with him since that time lived on the farm where last evening her daughter, Emma Brower, 12 years of age, was waiting for them to come to supper.  Her mother, Mrs. Feldman, lives in Deerfield and two brothers, Paul and Frank Feldman, also live there.
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Norris L. Crossman
Rome Sentinel-February 8, 1913
Westmoreland, Feb 8 - Death came very suddenly to Norris L. Crossman yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock.  Mr. Crossman, who was a prosperous farmer residing between Lowell and Westmoreland, but rather nearer to the former village, with his son, Fred, went to the home of Charles Murphy Sr. in Westmoreland yesterday, the son for the purpose of drawing logs from the woods.  During the afternoon the father remained at Mr. Murphy's residence.  He was sitting by the stove, visiting, when he gave a gasp or two, settled back in his chair and in a minute was dead.  Dr. H. K. Worden was summoned, as
was also the coroner.  Death was pronounced due to organic disease of the heart.  Mr. Crossman was born in Annsville July 27, 1849, and had lived in this town about eight years.  He was a man of seemingly strong constitution and of most exemplary habits, was one of the best known farmers in this vicinity, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of every one who knew him.  His death was a severe shock to his host of friends and acquaintances and will be a loss to this town.  He is survived by one son, Fred Crossman and one daughter, Miss Myra Crossman, both of whom live at home, and two brothers, who reside in Rome, C. E. Crossman, 108 East Embargo street, and John H Crossman, 207 N. Jay.
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Mary Elizabeth Cook Crossman
Rome Sentinel-August 23, 1909
Mrs. C. Eugene Crossman died at 3:40 o'clock on Sunday afternoon at her home, 108 E. Embargo Street, from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered four hours previously.  She was feeling as well as usual in the forenoon and was stricken very suddenly while preparing dinner.  Mrs. Crossman before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth M. Cooke, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Moses M. Cooke of Taberg.  She was born in that village on May 23, 1856, and on Oct. 28, 1877, in Camden, she was united in marriage with Mr. Crossman.  The couple came to Rome 23 years ago and since resided here.  They
celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on Oct. 28, 1902.  Mrs. Crossman was a member of the First Baptists Church and of the Ladies of the Maccabees.  She was a kind and charitable woman, a devoted wife and mother, and during her residence here made many friends who deeply regretted to learn of her death.  Surviving are the husband and two sons, Wallace and Arthur, who live at home, and one sister and four brothers, Mrs. Conrad Neusheler of this city, Levi and David Cooke of Taberg, George of North Brookfield and John Cooke of Altmar.
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John H. Crossman
Rome Sentinel-June 23, 1913
John H. Crossman, 207 N. Jay Street, died at his home this morning at 8:45 after an illness from a complication of diseases since a year ago June 19, and having been confined to bed for the past six weeks.  Mr. Crossman was born in the town of Rome, February 16, 1842 and when a small boy went with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John H. Crossman, to the town of Annsville, coming back to Rome in 1861.  August 17, 1865 he was married to Mary D. Whittemore of Rome, by whom he is survived.  Four children were born to them Elizabeth C., who died September 12, 1899, Joseph F. and Charlotte, both of Rome, and Willard H. of Syracuse.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. N. L. Stratton of Rome and Mrs. Josephine Hess of Utica, and one brother, C. E. Crossman, 108 E. Embargo Street, Rome.  In his early days Mr. Crossman was engaged in farming but for the past 29 years he had been engaged in no particular work.  He was a kind and indulgent father and husband and loved his home.  He is the third member of his family to pass away in the past six months.  A sister, Harriet Flag of Utica died in December and a brother, Norris R. Crossman of Westmoreland died February 7, last.
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Elizabeth Loft Crossman
Rome Sentinel-January 19, 1906
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Conrad Neusheler, 314 W. Thomas Street, at 9:20 pm on Thursday, Mrs. Elizabeth Cook, in her 74th year, died from a general breaking down of the system.  Mrs. Cook had been in failing health for a number of years and had been ill since last June.  She was born in England and came to this country with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Loft, when but six months old.  The family settled first in Rome and for a number of years Mr. Loft operated the old red grist mill at East Rome.  In Vienna, where the family moved in 1848, Mrs. Cook was married.  Shortly after Mr. & Mrs. Cook removed to Taberg, where Mr. Cook died in 1880.  Mrs. Cook lived with her son, David Cook of Taberg until about six months ago when she came to Rome to make her home with Mrs. Neusheler.  Mrs. Cook attended the Baptist Church at Taberg.  She was long a patient sufferer and her death will bring sorrow to a large number of friends and acquaintances.  Surviving there are one daughter besides Mrs. Neuscheler, Mrs. C. E. Crossman of Rome, four sons, Levi Cook of Rome, George of North Brookfield, John of Altmar and David of Taberg, one brother and one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Marshall of Vienna, and Robert Loft of Michigan; also three step-children, Andrew J. Cook of Rome, Wesley Cook of Iowa and Mrs. Sylvia Rouse of Rome; also eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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Andrew J. Cook
Rome Sentinel-Nov. 2, 1908
  Andrew J. Cook, for many years a resident of this city, died at his home, 247 E. Whitesboro Street, at 6:15 am today.  One week ago Sunday Mr. Cook suffered a slight shock and this morning had a severe hemorrhage of the lungs which was the immediate cause of his death.  He was born in the town of Annsville on Dec. 16, 1832.  He lived there till about twenty years old, when he came to Rome and entered the employ of Harvey Edmunds, who conducted the Seymour House, now the Mansion House, on E. Whitesboro Street.  He worked for Mr. Edmunds about thirteen years and later for eight years for Archibald Far, who conducted the same hotel.  At McConnellsville, Mr. Cook enlisted in the 117th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, and served till the close of the war.  He never married.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Rouse, of Rome, one
brother, Wesley Cook of Iowa, four half brothers, Levi Cook of Taberg, George Cook of North Brookfield, John Cook of Camden, and David Cook of Lee, two half-sisters, Mrs. Eugene Crossman and Mrs. C. Neuscheler, both of Rome, also an adopted niece, Miss Lillian Cook of Rome.  Mr. Cook was a member of Skillin Post No. 47, G. A. R.
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Allen P. Cook
Rome Sentinel-Jan. 29, 1912
Allen P. Cook died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Streun, 308 Stevens Street.  He had been in poor health from kidney trouble the past six years, but had been confined to bed only a week.  Mr. Cook was a son of Mr. & Mrs. George Cook, and was born in Lee on April 21, 1834 and practically all his life had been spent in that town and Taberg.  He lived in the latter place 20 years prior to three years ago when he came to Rome and had been at the home of his daughter the past six weeks.  He had always followed the occupation of a farmer and a mason.  Mr. Cook was three times married.  His first wife was Caroline Perry of Lee, by whom there are two children surviving, William B. Cook and Mrs. Henrietta Palmer of this city.  The second wife was Loraine Young of West Rome, by whom the following children survive:  Miss Eliza
Cook of Lee, Mrs. Adelbert Lower of Lee and Mrs. Frederick Streun of this city.  The third wife was Sarah Lasher, whom he married 19 years ago.  Mr. Cook came from a long lived family, and of six brothers, one older than himself, he was the first to pass away.  The brothers surviving are James Cook of Kankakee, Ill, Milo who lives near Kansas City; Elisha of Lee, Charles of Taberg, Chauncey of Lee, and also one sister, Mrs. Henry Perry of Canajohrie.  Mr. Cook was an attendant of the M.E. Church.  He had an extended acquaintance in this section and a host of friends and acquaintances will deeply regret to learn of his death.
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Lillian Coy Cook
Rome Sentinel-April 5, 1914
Mrs. William B. Cook died at 5:05 this afternoon at her home, 119 South Jay Streeet.  She had been an invalid for 18 months.  She was operated on the latter part of last June with the hope to receive relief and the following month underwent another operation.  Her maiden name was Lillian Alice Coy.  She was born in Balston Spa, NY April 17, 1866 and when seven years old her parents went to Watertown and from there they went to Alexandria Bay, and she came to Rome 33 years ago.  In Lansdown, Can. she married Mr. Cook, who with two daughters, survive,  Mrs. Wava Rudd of Cincinnati, Ohio, and
Mrs. Ethel Morse of this city, and one granddaughter, Lillian Wava Morse.  Mrs. Cook was a member of the Liberty Street M. E. Church and also of the Ladies Aid Society of that Church, and a loving, kind and charitable woman.
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Chauncey W. Cook
Rome Sentinel-February 28, 1913
Chauncey W. Cook, a native and lifelong resident of the town of Lee, died at the Rome Infirmary early Wednesday morning as the result of a double hernia, he having been operated on a week before as the only hope of prolonging his life.  Mr. Cook was born in lee 60 years ago, on June 12 last, a son of the late George and Alzina Cook, and all his life had been passed there with the exception of 18 months, when he conducted a hotel in Bloomington,Ill., and a year when he ran a hotel at Sylvan Beach.  He had always followed the occupation of farmer in which he was successful.  At one time he was a member of the Lee Grange and he attended the M. E. Church.  He was an honest and upright man and commanded the esteem of all who knew him.  The funeral will be held at the Lee Valley church at 2 pm tomorrow (Sunday).  The following children survive:  George of Rome, Mrs. Henry Hall of Annsville, and Mrs. Austin Johnson of Trenton, also four brothers, Charles of Taberg, James of Kankakee, Ill, Milo of Kansas and Elisha Cook of Lee, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Perry of Canajoharie.  There are also two grandchildren, Earl and George Hall of Annsville.
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Lindley Cook
Rome Sentinel-March 7, 1891
Information has just been received from Sodus Centre, Wayne county, that Lindley Cook, a graduate of the deaf-mute institution here was run over and killed by the cars in his section on Friday at 6 pm.  A year ago he married Julia Snyder of Sodus, a graduate of the same school.  He was about 25 years old and an industrious young man.  After his marriage he went with his wife to live at Sodus where he worked at the shoemaker's trade.  The deceased was a son of the late Moses Cook of Annsville.  Besides his wife he leaves his mother, who lives in Annsville, three brothers, Andrew and Levi of Rome, and John
and David of Annsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Cross and Mrs. Sylvia Rouse of Rome.  The remains will be taken to Annsville for interment.
The Rome Register, March 13, 1891 (Newsletter from NY School for Deaf):
Lindley Cook, a former pupil of this institution, was run over and killed by the cars, last Friday afternoon, in Sodus Centre, Wayne County, where he resided.  He was walking on the track, either going to or coming from work, and appears to have confided in the fact that the last regular train had passed, and no allowance made for the extra that killed him.  He was a native of Annsville, a few miles out of town, and worked in this city as a lather for two or three years.  He was about 25 years old and industrious and saving.  A little over a year ago, he married Miss Julia Snyder, also a former pupil here, and went to live
with her in Sodus.  Here he set up a shop and worked at the shoemaking trade, which he learned while in the Institution.  The remains, accompanied by the widow, were brought to Rome and temporarily deposited in a vault to await transportation to Annsville in the Spring.  The funeral occurred at the house of a brother-in-law on Embargo St., the pall bearers were resident mutes and three of his old mates from the institution.  The sympathy of all who knew Linley goes out to his widow and the friends most sincerely and we feel it our duty in this connection, to sound again the note of warning to the deaf so often
heard, "Keep off the Railroad Track," under all circumstances.  A sketch of remarks by Rev. J. G. Terrill at the funeral will be found elsewhere.
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Sarah Lasher Cook
Rome Sentinel-August 31, 1908
Taberg - Mrs. Sarah Lasher Cook, wife of Allen P. Cook, entered into rest at her home in this village on Friday at 10:35 pm.  Mrs. Cook was a daughter of the late John Lasher and Sarah Todd Lasher, who came here in ox carts from Argyle, Washington County 68 years ago.  She was born on the old Lasher farm in the town of Annsville and had lived here her
entire life of 68 years.  She was very fond of children and young people, thoroughly enjoyed their society and was very popular with them.  Mrs. Cook was energetic and active up to the past year and by her kindness to all endeared herself to many friends who will sincerely mourn her demise.  She is survived by her husband, Allen P. Cook, whose health for some time past has been very poor, a step-son, W. B. Cook of Rome, three sisters, Miss Jennie Lasher and Mrs. Carrie Hart of Syracuse, and Mrs. Hattie Oster of Bismarck, Mich.  A prayer service was held at her late home yesterday afternoon followed by the funeral services at the Methodist Episcopal Church at which Rev. Mr. Smith of Taberg officiated.  The attendance was very large and many handsome floral pieces attested the esteem and respect in which Mrs. Cook was held by all who knew her.
The interment was made in the family lot in the village cemetery.  A. E. Hart of Syracuse and E. H. Wilbur of Utica, brothers-in-law, W. B. Cook of Rome, a step-son, and a nephew, W. G. Kingsley of Utica, acted as bearers.
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Millard Cruikshank
Newport-Funeral services for Millard Cruikshank this village, who died recently, were conducted at 2:30 pm saturday, from the Autenrith Funeral Home, with Rev. R. Wynn Bellis, Utica officiating. Burial was in North gage Cemetery.
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Mrs Millard Cruikshank
 Newport- Mrs. Annie Cruikshank 83
formerly of Gravesville died Jan 7, 1949
in Van Allen Nursing home, Little Falls, after a long illness.
She was born in San Francisco July 21,1865, a daughter of Edgar and Jane Walker Baker. She was married Aug. 30, 1903 to Millard Cruikshank in the North Gage Church.
She was a member of North Gage Church and the stitchery club.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Lincoln of East Long Meadow, Mass
James, of Asheville, N.C. and George
Lattimer of Stroudsburg, Pa. one daughter, Mrs Dorthy Moore of Kenmore and one brother Edgar Baker of Pittsfield, Mass.
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Fred Cruikshank
Poland- Fred J. Cruikshank 69 died yesterday, in the Lilac Rest Nursing Home, Newport, following a long illness. He was born May 18, 1864 in the town of Deerfield, a son of James and Mary Cruikshank. He married Cora Kane, she died in 1933. He was a retired milk dealer. Mr Cruikshank was a deacon of Poland Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Leroy of Poland, and John of Binghampton, a sister Mrs Avis Ford, Newport, two grandchildren, and two gr grandchildren. several neices and nephews.
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Mrs Cruikshank, Poland, Is dead.
Poland- Cora Kane, wife of Fred J. Cruikshank died at her home here late Friday afternoon.
A daughter of William P. and Eliza Pierce Kane, she was born December 12, 1864 at Floyd. She married Mr Cruikshank, North Gage, March 1886, and spent most of her life near Newport until 1904 when they purchased a home in Poland, and had since resided there. She is survived be her husband and 2 sons, Leroy and John, and 2 grandsons, Stuart and John Jr. all of Poland. She was a member of the Baptist Church, Philathea Class, and Missionary Society. Funeral services will be held at her late home, Monday afternoon at 2pm.
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Leroy Cruikshank
Poland- Leroy P. Cruikshank, 69, died yesterday in Herkimer Memorial Hospital after a short illness. ( Dec 1959) is written in the margin. He was born May 4, 1890 in the town of Newport, son of Fred and Cora Kane Cruikshank. He was a resident of poland for 50 years, following the painter and paperhanger trade. His wife Sarah Andrews, died many years ago. Surviving are one son, Stewart, town of Newport, one brother John of Binghampton. The funeral will be held at 2pm tomorrow from the Autenrith Funeral Home with Rev. John F. Madden, pastor of the Poland Baptist Church, officiating. Buriel will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2 and 4 pm, and 7 and 9 pm today.
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Mary E. Cruickshank
At half past one this morning occured the death of Mary E. Cruickshank, wife of Eugene Cruickshank, at the home of her son Leonard, on Osborne Hill after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in Poland in the year 1843, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Beebe. She was educated in the Oswego Normal school and Whitestown Seminary and spent her early life teaching until her marriage in June, 1874.  Surviving are two sons, Leonard and Harry, four grandchildren, and a sister who resides at Trenton, N.J. The funeral will be held from her late home on Wednesday at 1 o"clock, the Rev. E. Scott Farley officiating. Interment will be made at Oak Hill.
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Died at Schuylerville
Stewart J. Cruikshank was native of North gage- funeral there today.
North Gage- April 6- The funeral of Stewart J. Cruikshank will be held tomorrow ( wednesday) at the home of his son A.C. Cruikshank in this village, at 1pm Rev. A.A. Post, pastor of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Mr Cruikshank died Sunday at home of his son, W.G. Cruikshank at Schuylerville, following an illness of a few weeks. He was born in North Gage 72 years ago and made his home here practically all of his entire life. For many years he followed farming and was very successful in that vocation. Last June his wife died and since then he had made his home with one or the other of his sons. Recently he had went to Schuylerville, where he was taken with his fatal illness. Mr. Cruikshank was a member of the Presbyterian Church of this place and was a man who enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. He is survived by 2 sons, Albert C. Cruikshank of this village, and W. G. Cruikshank, principal of the school at Schuylerville: 2 sisters, Mrs Maria Allen and Mrs. Melissa Allen??ond , one brother James N. Cruikshank of Poland.
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James M. Cruikshank
Esteemed resident of Poland Dies after Long illness:
Poland- Sept. 9- James M. Cruikshank a highly respected resident of Poland passed away this morning at his home here at an early hour this morning. He had been in feeble health for a long time, but for the past few weeks had failed rapidly. Mr. Cruikshank's ancestors were among the pioneer settlers of North gage, his grandparents came there in 1807 and settled on a farm which still remains in the Cruikshank Family. The deceased was the son of James and Malintha Read Cruikshank and was born November 29, 1840. His boyhood days were spent on the old Homestead at North gage.  March 31, 1863 he married Miss Mary E. Evans of Newport. They purchased a farm adjoining the Cruikshank homestead where they lived nearly half a century. Mr Cruikshank was a large and sucessful dairy farmer and has seen many changes in his four-score years. Mr. Cruikshank was a member of the Presbyterian Church at North gage, and while his health permitted, was a faithful attendant and took active part in the varied activities of the Church. Besides his wife, he leaves their children" Fred J. Of Poland, Millard of North Gage, and Mrs B. L. Ford of Newport. several grandchildren and great granchildren. He is also survived by one sister Mrs Maria Allen of Poland. Funeral services will be held from his late home on Cold Brook street, saturday afternoon at 3 O'clock and he will be laid to rest in North Gage Cemetery.
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Mrs Leonard Cruikshank
Herkimer- Mrs.Gertrude Cruikshank 66, of Osborne Hill, died Nov, 25, 1946, in the home of Mrs Nora Bloodough, 305 N. Washington, following an illness of several weeks. She was born in Fairfield, daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Hilts Petrie. She attended Fairfield schools and in 1898 she was married to Leonard E. Cruikshank. She resided on Osborne Hill 40 years.  Her husband died about 10 years ago. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church. She leaves a son, George, of Herkimer, two brothers, Bert of Binghampton, and Adrian of Mohawk. and two sisters, Mrs Marion Morey, of Rockdale, and Mrs Margaret Taber of Ilion. Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm today from Fenner Funeral Home here with buriel in Oak Hill Ceberger Cemetery.
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Poland- Sept. 14- Edgar C. Cruikshank  who has been in poor health for a long time, passed away Thursday.
 The deceased was the son of James M. and Mary Evans Cruikshank and was born in North Gage, October 9, 1865.
His boyhood days were spent on his fathers farm. Later he became a clerk in Poland Union Store, then manager. When the store burned in 1903, Mr Cruikshank resigned as manager, and later conducted a mercantile business of his own, until failing health caused him to retire.
 September 18, 1890, Mr Cruikshank married Miss May Seavey of Poland, who survives. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs Herbert Greene of Utica. He is also survived by his Father, Mother, his brother Fred of Poland, brother Millard of North Gage, and sister Mrs B.L.Ford of Newport.
 The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church Sunday at 2pm. The service will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge, F. & A.M. of Newport, of which he was a member. Rev. W. I. Coburn pastor of the Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Pine Grove Cemetery.
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George D Cruikshank
Herkimer
George D Cruikshank, 89, of Valley Health Services, died Monday, June 1, 1987, at Faxton Hospital, Utica, after a long illness. He was born May 22, 1898, in the Herkimer area, the son of Leonard and Gertrude Petrie Cruikshank. He attended local schools and lived in the Herkimer area most of his life. He was employed as a mechanic at the Edmund Rich garage
in  Herkimer for many years. He was of Lutheran faith. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Marths Moore, of Herkimer and Mrs Janet Cole of Ellington, Conn. four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11 AM in Fenner Funeral Home, 115 Court Street, Herkimer. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are Wed. evening 7-8:30 PM Family wishes memorial donations to MOVAC or charity of your choice.
 From the June 2, 1987  Herkimer Telegram
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Mary Whittemore Crossman
Rome Sentinel-October 7, 1913
Mrs. Mary D. Crossman, wife of the late John H. Crossman, died at the family home, No. 207 N. Jay Street, at 7:15 Monday evening.  She had been confined to her bed for the last two weeks.  Since the death of her husband, which occurred on June 23, she had been in very poor health, never having recovered from the shock caused by his demise.  Mrs. Crossman was born in Peterboro, NH January 13, 1837, the second child of the late John and Lucretia Glover Whittemore, and came to this city with her parents when a small child, before the advent of railroads in this section, the journey being made to Rome by  a
steam packet on the Erie Canal.   The family settled on the Whittemore homestead at Coonrod.  On August 15, 1865, the subject of this sketch was married to Mr. Crossman at Oneida Castle, and they continued to reside in this vicinity until 1884, when they moved to this city and one year later to the family home on N. Jay street where her remaining years were spent.  Mrs. Crossman attended the old Rome Academy.  She was a woman of jolly temperament and in her younger years her home was the scene of many enjoyable social events.  At the time of the death of her mother, which occurred in November, 1897,
she suffered a severe attack of nervous prostration but after a long rest seemed to improve.  This was not permanent, however, and her health had not been of the best since.  She is survived by three children, Joseph F. and Charlotte L. Crossman of this city and Willard H. Crossman of Syracuse, and one sister, Mrs. J. F. Eddy of Bay City, Michigan.
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Wallace Wesley Crossman
Rome Sentinel-June 4, 1922
Rome, June 4 - Wallace Wesley Crossman, 117 East Fox Street, one of the most popular and best known conductors on the Rome City Street Railroad, died at the Rome Hospital at 11:50 am today, blood poisoning being the cause of death.  He was one of the conductors on the shuttle car running to the Central depot. Four weeks ago he struck his left hand against the door of the car, breaking the skin and the copper pennies he handled poisoned his hand, resulting in his death, the poison going up the arm and reached the heart.  He had been in the hospital only about a week.  Mr. Crossman was born in Taberg
41 years ago, April 16, and had lived here since he was two years old.  He attended the public schools and Rome Free Academy, and had been in the employ of the railroad company 10 years and was one of their most faithful employees.  He had a host of friends who deeply regretted to learn of his death.  In 1907 he married Miss Lutilda Strohl, daughter of Jacob Strohl, who survives, also his father, C. E. Crossman, one son, Wesley Eugene, and one brother, Arthur Crossman, of this city.  He was a member of the Baptist Church also the Loyal Order of Moose, and the Maccabees and of the New York State
Railways Employees Union, Division No. 582, Utica.  The funeral will be held at the house 2 pm Wednesday.
Kathy Last


CUMMINS, Benjamin
From an unnamed and undated New York newspaper:
   Floyd, Feb 27. -- Benjamin D. Cummins, a life-long resident of Floyd, died today, aged 77 years 2 months and 6 days.  The funeral will be held from his late residence on Thursday, March 2 at 12 o'clock.
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CUMMINS, Mrs. Benjamin
From an unnamed and undated New York newspaper:

   Floyd, Feb. 10 -- On Tuesday night occured the death of one of our highly respected residents, Mrs. Benjamin Cummins, aged 62? years.  she had been ailing for a long time.  She leaves three sisters, Mrs. George Feasler of Stittville, Mrs. Anna Carrier of Rome and Mrs. Lovel Cummins of Floyd, one brother, Joseph Lucius of Floyd, and an invalid husband.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community.  The funeral will be held from her late residence on Saturday at 12 M.
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Nancy Cunningham
DEATH OF A VENERABLE WOMAN
Mrs. Nancy Cunningham Died at Her Daughter's Home in Montmorency
This forenoon at 6:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Wakeman of west Montmorency occurred the death of Mrs. Nancy Cunningham at the advanced age of 98 years and 4 months.
Nancy Boos' parents were from Holland.  She was born in the town of Stanford, Dutchess County, N.Y., September 15, 1799.  At the age of six years, she with her parents and only sister emigrated to the then wilderness of central New York at Paris Hill, Oneida county, near Utica.  At the age of 16 she was converted and united with the M.E. church with which she has kept her membership, "a mother in Israel" for over eighty years.  After her conversion to the teachings of Jesus Christ, at the age of twenty years she married Hiram Cunningham, with whom she lived near Oswego, N.Y. for twenty five years, then emigrating with her husband and family to Fort Atkinson, Wis., and later to Harlem, Ill.  Thence they moved to Manchester, Iowa, where her husband died, after which she lived with her son, Putnam Cunningham at Dell Rapids, South Dakota, until July 1892.  Since then her home has been with her only daughter, Mrs. Wakeman of Montmorency, Whiteside county, Ill.
She is the mother of eight children, five of whom survive her.  She had seen much of frontier life.  Truly the days of her years were very great, numbering 35,932.  She was a consistent Christian woman, a kind, affectionate mother.  She is gathered unto her rest.  The funeral will be held at the family residence on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. J.A. Matiack of the Fourth Street M.E. church officiating.  The interment will be made at Riverside cemetery, Sterling.  The pall bearers will be Messrs.  E.M. Wakeman, Guy Christie, H.W. Spear, F.L. Russell, Robert Pollock, Theodore Frank.
Sterling (ILL) Evening Gazette, 15 January 1898
Kenneth W. Parent


CUTLER, Louisa A.
The following information was gathered from the Saturday Globe Newspaper, dated August 3, 1895.
CUTLER - In this city, Friday, August 2, 1895, Louisa S., daughter of Henry F. and Louisa A. Cutler, aged 30 years 7 months and 14 days.  The funeral services will be held at the Clarendon this (Saturday) evening at 8, after which the remains will be taken to Northhampton, Mass.
Obituary - The community was greatly shocked this morning by the announcement that Miss Louisa Cutler, librarian of the Utica Public Library had died after an illness of but a few days' duration.  Although she had been a resident of Utica less than two years, the public character of the position she occupied brought her in contact with very many people, and none knew her but to respect and esteem her.  Miss Cutler was one of the most advanced and able librarians in the State, and it is said was the only woman to have charge of so large a library as ours.  She was educated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and at an early age developed a great love for books.  She entered Columbia College Library School and after three years graduated with high honors.  For the next few months she occupied herself in reorganizing the Newark (N.J.) Public Library.  Then she became librarian of the Aguilar Library of New York city, which position she occupied for the next three years.  Going to Hamilton she was engaged some months in catalogueing the Colgate University Library.
So marked had been the success of Miss Cutler in her several positions that she was engaged by the United States Bureau of Education to take charge of the exhibition of the American Library Association at the World's Fair.  When the fair closed she was engaged by the trustees of the newly reorganized library in this city to be its librarian.  She entered upon her duties here November 7, 1893, and here she had since resided.  The work she has done here is too well known to need comment.  In few positions can so useful an influence be exerted as in that of public librarian, and so wide was Miss Cutler's knowledge of books and subjects that she will be sadly missed by the patrons of the library.  Miss Cutler was in her 31st year.


Cackett, Elizabeth Edwards
Roman Citizen
December 24, 1895
CACKETT - At Vernon Center, NY, Dec. 21, 1895, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Richard Cackett.


Campanaro, Charles
Utica Herald
November 22, 1917
Charles Campanaro, who would have been two years old next month, died at the County Hospital this forenoon. He was admitted June 17, The child's mother died about a year ago from the effects of burns received by a lamp exploding. His father, Charles Campanaro of Mill street survives


Capron, Eli Bronson
Rome Sentinel
April 27, 1908
Lowell - The death of Eli B. Capron, a well known and highly respected resident of this village, occurred at his home, one and one-half miles southwest of this place, at 4 am Sunday, aged 69 years. The cause of death was grip and heart trouble, he having suffered from the latter the past two years. Mr. Capron was born near Boonville and had always lived in Oneida county. At one time, with his sons, Frank and Edgar, he conducted the Willett House livery in Rome. He had lived on the place where he died for the past seventeen years. Mr. Capron was a man of genial disposition and kindly nature and had many friends who will regret his death. Besides his wife he leaves four sons and two daughters, Frank of Albany, Edgar, Melvin and Daniel and Mrs. A. G. Gypson of Lowell, and Mrs. Lincoln Wood of Ava, also one sister, Mrs. Levi Gray of Dowagiac, Mich. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, interment in Lowell Cemetery.


Capron, Hattie Brinkerhoff
Rome Sentinel
January 25, 1904
Boonville Jan. 25 - Mrs. Hattie A. Brinkerhoff, widow of James Capron, died Friday evening at the home of her son, Benjamin A. Capron, on upper Schuyler Street. Although for years she had been in delicate health, her last illness was brief, covering a period of less than two weeks, and terminating in heart failure. Mrs. Capron was the daughter of Benjamin and Easter Brinkerhoff and was born in Boonville in April 1832. About forty years ago she became the second wife of James Capron, who died in March 1899. During the past three years she had been the very congenial companion of her niece, Mrs. Loraine Carrington of this village, at whose home she was taken ill. Having a premonition that it was her last illness she desired to be conveyed to the home of her son, where two days later she passed peacefully away. She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church and in all her varied relations of life she was true, steadfast and conscientious. Possessed of a peculiarly happy disposition, of warm heart, and wide sympathies, she won and kept many friends outside the family circle. She leaves, besides the son above mentioned, another son, Ambrose C. Capron, of this village and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 pm today from the residence of her son. B. A. Capron, Rev. F. B. Severance officiating.


Capron, James H.
Rome Sentinel
March 7, 1899
At his home on Summit Street in Boonville, Saturday, occurred the death of James H. Capron, one of the prominent and most highly respected citizens of that place. Mr. Capron was born on the old homestead in Ava, July, 1827. He had always been a resident of Ava and Boonville except in the years 1867 and 1868 when he was in Minnesota. In 1852 he married Louisa Cagwin of Verona, who died five years later, leaving one son, Henry, who died about ten years ago. In 1864 he married Hattie A. Brinckerhoff, who survives him, together with two sons, Benjamin A. and Ambrose C., both residents of Boonville. Besides his immediate family Mr. Capron is survived by four brothers and one sister: Charles and Smith of Boonville, Merritt of Leyden, Albert of Constableville and Mrs. Wayne Collins of Malone. Mr. Capron was always a hard working man, being a large owner of farm lands, besides being identified with many other projects for his material advancement. By his frugality and industry he had accumulated considerable property and during the later years of his life he had ceased to labor so steadily and was enjoying the fruits of his earlier years. Mr. Capron for many years had been a constant member of the Methodist church. In politics he was a Republican. He represented Ava in the board of supervisors and had been president and trustee of the village of Boonville and for years a member of the high school board. Mrs. Capron is quite ill from an attack of the grip, not being able to be about, and much solicitude is felt as to the effect the shock of her husband's death will have upon her.


Capron, John
Rome Sentinel
August 29, 1904
The death of John Capron, aged 69 years, occurred at North Western on Saturday at 12:30 from dropsy. The funeral was held today from the Baptist chapel here, Rev. A. W. Cady officiating. Interment was made at West Leyden. He is survived by two brothers, George and Clark Capron of Boonville. Mr. Capron was widely known throughout this section of the country. He had followed farming until recently when he retired from active life. He was a very stout man, weighing nearly 400 pounds.


Carey, Harley E.
Rome Sentinel
February 20, 1920
CAREY - Entered into rest in this city on Tuesday, February 18, 1920, Harley E. Carey, aged 29 years. The funeral will be held from his late home, 309 W. Willett street, Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The body will be placed in a vault until spring when interment will be made in Lee Valley Cemetery.


Carlon, Alice Belle
Rome Sentinel
January 13, 1882
CARLON - Jan. 8, 1882, of diptheria, at the residence of her grandfather, John Redmond, East Ava, Alice Belle Carlon, aged 14 yrs 21 dys.


Carr, Thomas J.
Utica Daily Press
Thomas J. Carr, 69, 307 River, died Jan. 30, 1945, in St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Marcy Jan. 24, 1875, son of the late Thomas N. and Melissa Mayhew Carr, and came to Oriskany with his parents at the age of seven. He resided there until 1909 when he went to Los Angeles and returned in 1922. Since then he had made his home with his sister, Miss Maude H. Carr.
For a number of years he was engaged in the hotel business in Oriskany. While in Los Angeles he conducted a wholesale meat business. On returning he worked for a number of years for the Oriskany Malleable Iron Co.
Surviving is another sister, Cora M. Walters, Oriskany, and several nieces and nephews.


Castle, Charles G.
Syraucse Post Standard
March 6, 1909
Rome - Charles G. Castle, aged 35 years, died in Utica this morning. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Goswin Castle of No. 602 Bloomfield street. He was born in Ava and had lived in Rome for the past twenty years. He learned the printers trade a number of years ago when the old Citizen was running, but for some time past had been engaged in the manufacture of cheese caps at his home. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Castle and Mrs. Joseph Reese, both of this city.


Castle, Charles O.
Rome Sentinel
March 9, 1909
The funeral of Charles O. Castle was held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Goswin Castle, 602 W. Bloomfield street, at 9 am today and a half hour later at St. Mary’s Church. High mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Father Roth. Sympathizing friends sent a number of floral offerings. The bearers were Edward Castle, Lloyd Castle, Edward Sellman, Paul Urtz, Bert Castle and Frank Castle. The remains were placed in the vault in St. Mary’s Cemetery


Castle, Mary E.
Undated clipping
Mrs. Mary E. Castle 76, of Lee Center - Stokes Road, former Rome resident, died yesterday in a Rome Hospital. She was born April 20, 1867 in New Berne, N.C., the daughter of George and Mary Smith Olcott, and 55 years ago she was married to Ambrose Castle who died ten years ago. Mrs. Castle lived in Rome for 25 years but four years ago she went to live with her sister, Mrs. William Burke, Lee Center - Stokes Road. She was of Methodist faith. In addition to her sister who survives there is a nephew, Robert Burke, Middletown, Pa.


Castle, Thomas
Rome Sentinel
August 10, 1904
Point Rock - Our community was greatly shocked by hearing of the sudden death of Thomas Castle, formerly an old and respected citizen of this place, but for the past six years a resident of Lee. Mr. Castle was apparently in the best of health, partook of a hearty supper and expired soon after, while the members of the family were gone for a brief time to a garden a short distance from the house. Mr. Castle was born in Canterbury, England in 1822. In his early manhood he came to America with his parents, locating in Utica for a time. In 1850 he was married to Miss Susan O’Donnell and the family soon removed to this place and settled upon the farm where the active, useful lives of this worthy couple were spent until the breaking up of the happy home by the death of Mrs. Castle in 1898, from which time he had made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. J. B. Wallace of Stokes, and been tenderly cared for. Mrs. Castle was the father of ten children, eight of whom survive: Mrs. Mary Conners and Ambrose Castle of Rome, Thomas Castle of Bartlett, Mrs. Alice Wallace, Mrs. Sarah Hurlbut, Charles and James Castle of Stokes and John F. Castle of Lee Center. Mr. Castle was a good neighbor and a kind father and was everywhere recognized as an upright, conscientious man who had the respect and confidence of all. He never obtruded, but wherever he went always found a warm welcome. The children have the sincere sympathy of this community and the consolation that he was universally esteemed where more than forty years of his life was spent.


Cauldwell, Ann
Rome Sentinel
March 21, 1879
CAULDWELL - In Whitesboro, Sunday, March 16, 1879, Mrs. Ann Cauldwell, widow of the late Joseph Cauldwell, aged 80 yrs.


Cavana, Cornelia
Rome Sentinel
January 13, 1882
CAVANA - At Marcy, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1882, of consumption, Cornelia Cavana, aged 50 yrs.


Cavana, James
Rome Sentinel
September 29, 1899
Whitesboro, Sept. 29 - The death of James Cavana, one of the oldest residents of this place, occurred at his home on Westmoreland street at 1 pm Thursday. The deceased was born in Marcy Feb. 26, 1823, and was the son of Martin and Betsey Thurston Cavana. He was educated partly at the Whitestown academy and partly at the Delany Institute in Westmoreland, after which he engaged in agricultural pursuits in Marcy. For a long time he owned and conducted a large farm and market garden at what is known as Marson’s Corners. He was a lifelong Republican and an active party worker, holding several offices during his political career. He was married three times, his first wife being Sarah Wolcott Cavana of Marcy, who died in 1883. His second wife was Mrs. Carrie Hannahs of Richfield Springs, who died in 1893. His third wife was Jeannette Ranstead of Chicago, who survives him. He was taken ill with heart trouble on Tuesday afternoon and had seemingly rallied from this attack. After eating his dinner on Thursday he sat down on a couch to rest and was joking and laughing with his family, when he suddenly gasped and fell over. Physicians were quickly sent for but on their arrival he was beyond human aid. Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his loss one daughter, Grace Ranstead Cavana of Whitesboro, one son, Clinton J. Cavana, Utica, one sister, Mrs. Hugh Pugh, Marcy, also several nephews and nieces.


Cavana, Peter
Utica Daily Press
September 12, 1917
There were two deaths at the Oneida County Home yesterday - William G. Wilcox, aged 66, admitted from Utica two months ago. He never married. He leaves a half sister who lives in Utica.
The other is Peter Cavana, aged 74, who had been in the home nine years, committed from the town of Marcy. He leaves one brother, Albert Cavana of Marcy.


Chace, Louise M.
Rome Sentinel
August 1927
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise M. Chace, who died at her home in Washington, RI on Tuesday and whose remains were brought here yesterday, were held at the home of her nephew, Waldo W. Prince, 216 N. George street, at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. D. N. Boswell, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated, and also read two hymns. The bearers were Howard P. Teller, Albert W. Hooke, Martin J. Birnie, William Y. Humaston, Fred H. Relyea and Roscoe C. Page.
Among the floral offerings were pieces from the employees of the Wiggins Comapny, the First Baptist Church, the King’s Daughters of the West Greenwich (RI) Church, and friends and relatives in Rhode Island and Rome. Interment was made in Rome Cemetery.


Chamberlain, Ray
Utica Observer
Ray Chamberlain, 41, Coleman's Mills, died in St. Luke's Hospital today, Dec. 11, 1935, after a brief illness.
He was a son of the late Charles and Mary A. Martin Chamberlain and was employed to 20 years at the H. Waterbury & Sons Co., Oriskany.


Chamberlain, Charles F.
Utica Observer
July 17, 1960
Charles F. Chamberlain, 88, died unexpectedly in his home in Marcy yesterday. Coroner Preston Clark said death was due to natural causes.
He was born Dec. 27, 1873, in Marcy, son of Charles N. and Mary Ann Martin Chamberlain. He was educated in local schools and was a carpenter.
He married Emma Metcalf a number of years ago, and was a member of the Marcy Community Church.
He leaves one brother, Nathan Chamberlain, Marcy, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Dimbleby Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Lusk, pastor of the Marcy Community CHurch officiating.


Champlin, Elmer J. P.

Roman Citizen
September 7, 1877
CHAMPLIN - In Lee September 2, 1877, Elmer J. P. Champlin, youngest son of J. P. & E. H. S. Champlin, age 4 yrs 6 mos 19 dys



Chantry, Thomas B.
Rome Sentinel
Jan. 25, 1881
CHANTRY - In Deerfield, Jan. 23, 1881, Thomas B. Chantry, aged 64 years.


Chapple, Almeda McNitt Outtrim
Utica Daily Press
March 8, 1937
Herkimer - Mrs. Almeda McNitt Chapple, resident of Herkimer for the past 10 years and previously of Rome, died yesterday, Mar. 7, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Syilaboch, Beardslee Avenue, following a years illness.
She was born May 12, 1871 in Richland, daughter of the late Frederick and Sophia McNitt. At the age of 12 she moved to Rome with her parents.
In May 1890 she was married to Frederick Outtrim, Rome. He died in 1911. In 1918 she was married a second time, her husband being Edward Chapple, Rome. About 1920 they moved to Niscayuna and later to Herkimer.
Besides her husband Mrs. Chapple leaves eight children by the first marriage, Mrs. Lena Richardson, Rome, Mrs. Mabel Syilaboch, Herkimer, Mrs. Irene Fredericks, Schenectady, Mrs. Marguerite Prossner, Rome, Mrs. Fred Grant, Utica, Dorothy Gilbert, Herkimer, LeRoy Outtrim, Richmond, Ind., Fred Outtrim, Rome.
There are also four sisters, Mrs. Clara Chatteau, Ballston Spa, Mrs. Maude Allen, Verona, Mrs. Mercy Outtrim, Camden, and Mrs. Esther Dewey, Oswego, a brother Hiram McNitt, Oswego, and several grand and great grand children.
She was a member of the Rome Universalist Church and of the Rebekah Lodge of that city.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Weber, Steuben Road.


Chappel, Charles N.
Rome Sentinel
July 29, 1901
The death of Charles N. Chappel occurred on Saturday at his home, 62 Broadway, Utica. Death was caused by a complication of diseases with which he had been confined to bed for 2 weeks. Mr. Chappel was born in Lee, Oneida County, in 1870. He received his education in the school at Lee and later in Rome Academy. Thirteen years ago he removed to Utica where he had since resided. Mr. Chappel married Miss Nellie Kelley in Utica in 1891. She died two years ago. He was a member of First ME Church, the Master Barbers Assoc., and Oneida Lodge IOOF. Besides his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Chappel, he is survived by one son, Fred, one brother, Fred, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth E. Chappel, all of Utica.


Chisam, Eliza Tharatt

Roman Citizen
November 13, 1891
Taberg Notes: About three o'clock Tuesday morning Mrs. Eliza Chisam died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Fox, in the town of Lee, of Typhoid pneumonia, aged 74 yrs. Mrs. Chisam was born in England and came to this country with her parents when about three years old. Her maiden name was Tharatt and a brother living in Boonville is the last of the family here. She was the widow of the late Stephen Chisam. Five children survive: John of Oneida, Joseph of Lee, Mrs. T. Fox of Lee, Mrs. Dr. F. P. Utley of Deansville and Mrs. Zerah Hall of Pullman, Ill. Funeral services at the house of Mr. Fox at 11 AM Saturday. Interment in the Richmond Cemetery in Lee.
note: Eliza Chisam is buried in Lee Valley Cemetery



Chrestien, Lizzie D. Lanphere
Utica Saturday Globe
Undated clipping
Mrs. Lizzie D. Chrestien, widow of Francis D. Chrestien, passed away Tuesday morning at a local hospital.  A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston Lanphere, the departed was born in McConnellsville June 7, 1837.  About 30 years ago in that place she was married to Mr. Chrestien.  They lived for several years in Camden, where Mr. Chrestien was in business and shortly after his death, which occurred about three years and a half ago, his widow came to this city. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a woman of many fine qualities.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frank Dean of McConnellsville, Mrs. Sarah Phelps of Schenectady, and Mrs. Charles Herder of McConnellsville, one brother, Dwight Lanphere of New York and one daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Prescott of this city.


Churchill, Eugene
Rome Sentinel
January 3, 1899
Greenway, Jan. 3 - The many friends of Eugene Churchill were shocked to hear of his death, which occurred in Little Falls on Sunday evening. He moved with his parents to Little Falls not quite two months ago and had been sick ever since he left here. Besides bodily ailment he complained of home sickness. Having lived here all his life he was attached to the place and friends of his childhood days, and when he went to make his home elsewhere it was without bidding anyone, even the boys of his own age, goodbye. He watched carefully by the bedside of his mother during her long illness last summer, and when she recovered, worked hard in getting the family settled in their new home, which he occupied with them so short a time. They have the sympathy of their many friends here in their affliction.


Christie, Margaret
Utica Observer
June 8, 1924
Margaret Christie, 77, died suddenly today at the County Hospital. Dr. H. J. Teller, coroner, pronounced death due to heart disease. She was admitted to the hospital Jan. 16, 1917. It is not known that she has any relatives.


Clapp, Eliza
Rome Sentinel
July 6, 1891
Mrs. Eliza Clapp, widow of Silas Clapp, died at the home of Charles Faneuf, 113 N. Madison street, at 10 pm Friday, aged 85 yrs. The deceased had been failing for some time on account of her advanced age, and an attack of pneumonia hastened the end. Mrs. Clapp came to this city from Potsdam 20 years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She leaves a step-daughter, Miss Martha Higgins of Detroit, Mich., and a brother residing in the east. Mrs. George J. Roth of this city and Miss Hattie Purdy of Lafayette, Ind., daughters of J. R. Purdy of this city, are granddaughters of the deceased. The funeral was held at 2 pm today. Interment was made in Rome Cemetery.


Clapp, Louise Stark
Roman Citizen
January 3, 1896
CLAPP - In Detroit, Mich., Dec. 31, 1895, Mrs. William Clapp, formerly Miss Louise Stark of Camden, NY.


Clark, Eliza

Roman Citizen
September 22, 1876
Lee Center Items - The remains of Mrs. Eliza Clark, widow of the late Charles D. Clark, of Kansas, were shipped from Chicago on the 14th inst. To Lee, for interment with the following official statement of the Secretary of the Board of Health of Cook County Insane Asylum: 'The remains of Eliza Clark, aged 40 years. Date of death, Sept. 12, 1876. Cause of death, hemipligia. Place of death, Cook County Insane Asylum, Chicago.' Mrs. Clark has a sister, Mrs. Alton, living at Chicago, but providentially, she and her husband could not accompany her remains to their final resting place. She leaves one son in Kansas and numerous friends in Oneida County to mourn; but their loss is her gain. Before leaving for her Western home, many years ago, she made a profession of religion and united with the M. E. Church here, and was a consistent Christian. The casket was consigned to the care of Mr. Henry Hall and reached here Sabbath morning just at the close of Elder Stanton's sermon. The Elder made a few appropriate remarks (no sermon) on the occasion, and officiated at the grave in the burial services.



Clark, George M.
Utica Daily Press
April 22, 1937
Oneida - Funeral of George M. Clark, 69, who died suddenly at his home, 131 Madison Street, Wednesday, Apr. 21, 1937, will be held tomorrow, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rome.
Mr. Clark was born July 13, 1867, at Sacramento, Calif. When a boy he moved with his parents to Pennsylvania, then later to Rome, where he married Rose Loeffler. For 47 years he had lived in Oneida and retired three years ago as an employe of the National Casket Company.
Surviving are his wife, two children, George C. and Isabella, at home, and one brother, Harry Clark, Oakland, Calif.


Clark, Jane
Roman Citizen
January 3, 1896
CLARK - In Utica, Dec. 29, 1895, Jane, Widow of James Clark, aged 74 years, 5 months and 10 days.


Clark, Mrs. W. H.
Rome Sentinel
January 10, 1901
Utica - News has been received in this city of the death in Lansingburg at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning of Mrs. W. H. Clark of this city, who went to Lansingburg last Wednesday to visit friends there. Soon after arriving she was taken sick with pneumonia and gradually failed until the end came. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, one sister, Miss Goodwin of this city, and two brothers, James Goodwin of Whitesboro and Thomas Goodwin of this city.


Clawson, Charlotte Ornes
Utica Daily Press
March 2, 1938
Oriskany - Mrs. Robert Clawson, Denbigh Ave., died at Faxton Hospital, Utica, yesterday, following an illness of four days.
Charlotte Ornes was born at March Aug. 24, 1875, daughter of the late Sophia Sawyer and John Ornes. She received her education in the public schools at Marcy.
She was married to Robert Clawson, Oriskany, in 1892, and has since made her home here.
Mrs. Clawson was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and a member of Rebecca Lodge of Utica.
Surviving besides her husband are twin daughters, Mrs. Louis Waller, Gardner, Mass, and Mrs. Albert Wisdom, Whitesboro, and a son, Arthur, Yorkville.


Clemens, Sarah Ann Aucutt
Rome Sentinel
April 1, 1916
Utica - Mrs. Sarah Ann Clemens, widow of William Clemens, died on Thursday night at the Old Ladies Home after an illness of 10 days. She had been an inmate of the home since August 6, 1907. She was born in Westernville Feb. 5, 1839, her maiden name being Aucutt and she had spent the greater part of her life in that vicinity. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Cyrus DeLapp, and one grandchild, of Richland. Her remains were brought from Utica to Westernville this afternoon where interment was made.


 Clinch, Anna
Rome Sentinel
January 4, 1907
Vernon - Mrs. Anna Clinch, wife of Alfred Clinch, died at the family home on Tilden Hill on Monday of pneumonia after a short illness. She was born in Kent County, England 62 years ago, and had resided in the town of Vernon for the past 33 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Rose, who is engaged in missionary work in India, Ruth of Vernon, Bertha of Rome, and Jennie who lives at home; also five sons, Montgomery, George, James, Edward and Charles. The funeral was held from her late home yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. I. D. Peaslee of Clinton officiating.


Clinch, George W.
Rome Sentinel
June 19, 1933
Westmoreland - Injuries received last Thursday afternoon when he fell about 35 feet from a scaffold at the Clinch Block, proved fatal to George W. Clinch, 69, well known retired farmer of this village, Sunday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica.
Mr. Clinch sustained fractured wrists, broken left leg, broken scapula and suffered from shock in the accident which occurred when a bolt holding a scaffolding on which Mr. Clinch and his son were working, gave way letting them fall to the ground.  The mishap took place at the large frame block which Mr. Clinch had purchased at few weeks ago from the Fred B. Clark estate.  Mr. Clinch's son, Raymond, suffered a broken wrist and two fractured ribs in the same accident and is still confined to the hospital.
Mr. Clinch was born in Vernon May 3, 1873, a son of the late Alfred and Abba Brenchler Clinch.  For about 8 years he taught school in Hecla, Lowell and Verona, and then took up farming.  For 20 years he successfully conducted the Stark farm, retiring three years ago.  He was twice married.  His first wife, who was Miss Adah Ackley, to whom he was married Dec. 28, 1904, passed away September 7, 1922.  On June 30, 1929 he was married to Mamie Rollins, who died Aug. 29, 1931.
Mr. Clinch was a member of Westmoreland Methodist Church and of the Sunday school which he served for over 20 years as superintendent.  He was a faithful worker in the church and will be greatly missed in all its activities.  He was also a member of Westmoreland Grange and of Oneida County Pomona Grange.
Surviving besides his son, is a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Cheney of Whitesboro, three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Tyler of Westmoreland, Mrs. George Schields of Otterville, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. William Tyrrell of Jarvis, Ontario, Canada, two brothes, A. M. Clinch of Verona Station and James Clinch of Vernon Center.
Funeral services will be held at his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, standard time.  Burial in charge of J. J. Strong will be made in Lowell Cemetery.


Clough, Hannah Pratt
Rome Sentinel
December 1, 1920
CLOUGH - Entered into rest at Clark Mills, NY, Wednesday, December 1, 1920, Hannah Pratt, wife of William Clough, aged 58 yrs 10 mos 19 dys.


Cobb, Carrie
Rome Sentinel
December 28, 1897
Utica - Carrie Cobb, who, with Jacob Karl, was overcome by illuminating gas in the Hotel Imperial early on Sunday morning, died last night. Her home was in New Hartford but she had been at work in Utica. She was between 16 and 17. Karl was alive at noon but there seemed to be no hope for his recovery.


Cogswell, Albert
Utica Dispatch
June 16, 1891 (Tuesday)
Albert Cogswell, aged 35 yrs, was killed by falling timbers at a barn raising on the Oakes farm, Steuben Corners, Thursday.


Coleman, Emerson S.

December, 1941
Ava, Dec. 12, 1941: Emerson S. Coleman 47, dies Wednesday morning at University Hospitol, Syracuse, after an illness of one day. He had been ill for some time. He was born in here, Dec. 25, 1893, a son of Frank J. and Catherine Nolan Coleman. He had been employed by Gould Paper Co. and had recently been working at Ellisburgh. Most of his life had been spent in Lee and Ava. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Fred P. Coleman Lee Center, Francis G. Coleman, Mrs. Ralph Brand, Buffalo: and Miss Vina Coleman, Texas; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Trainor funeral home West Leyden.
West Leyden Dec. 15 - Funeral services for Emerson Coleman were held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home. The Rev. James Benes, pastor of the Ava and West Leyden churches officiated. Mrs. Stuart Kime sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Will There Be Any Stars". The bearers were Charles O'Connor, William O'Connor, Glen Coleman, and Ralph Brand. Interment was made in Ava Cemetery.



Coleman, George H.
Utica Observer
March 14, 1937
Rome - George H. Coleman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Coleman, 424 South James Street, died of pneumonia at Rome Hospital yesterday, Mar. 12, 1937. The child passed away about an hour after admittance to the hospital. Coroner Thomas A. Cox was called. He attributed death to natural causes and at the request of the family released the body to Griffin & Aldridge undertakers. The baby had been ill for two weeks.
He was born in Rome Sept. 24, 1936, twin son of Francis E. and Joan Hadzicjewicz Coleman. Surviving besides the parents are three brothers, John T., his twin, and Edward and Stanley, and a sister, Joan.


Coleman, John P.
Roman Citizen
December 24, 1895
COLEMAN - In Utica, Dec. 23, 1895, John P. Coleman aged 24.


Coleman, Mrs. Joshua

Roman Citizen
December 1, 1876
Lee Center Notes - Mrs. Joshua Coleman, aged 78 years, died at the residence of her son, E. J. Coleman, after several years of prostration and pain, from a bone cancer near her right breast. Some five years ago the cancer was cut out, and she seemed recovering. She visited her friends in Rensselaer county (her former home) and New York City, but after a few months absence it was discovered that a cure had not been effected. She returned home to her children and had other operations performed, but nothing could stay the ravages of the disease, and after lingering in great suffering for nearly three years, but more especially the last 12 months, she expired. But she professed an interest in Christ in her early life and has lived to a good old age to exemplify the power of religion to sustain the soul under heavy afflictions and painful trials. Rev. Mr. Crofoot of Delta preached.



Collins, James
Rome Sentinel
October 26, 1880
COLLINS - Killed by a falling derrick in Oriskany Falls, Tuesday Oct. 12, 1880, James Collins, aged 45 years.


Collins, Orin D.
Rome Sentinel
September 29, 1899
Orin D. Collins of New London, died in the Utica State Hospital on Thursday in his 37th year. He was born in Higginsville and lived there and in New London nearly all his life. Before he became ill he followed boating on the canal. He had been in the hospital since last January. His wife died about three months ago. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Collins of New London and two daughters.


Combs, Lucius
Roman Citizen
April 5, 1878
COMBS - In Lee, New York, March 21, 1878, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Chisam, Lucius Combs, aged 73 years and 3 months.


Comstock, Jeanette
Rome Sentinel
February 18, 1901
The death of Mrs. Jeanette Comstock occurred in this city at 5:50 am Sunday after an illness of about two weeks. She was born in Connecticut 86 years ago and formerly lived in the town of Paris. She left one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Austin of Bridgeport, Conn., and her remains will be taken there for burial.


Condon, Robert
Rome Sentinel
February 15, 1918
The remains of Robert Condon, who died here on Thursday, were shipped this morning to his former home in Brooklyn. The funeral and interment will take place there.


Conley, Fidelia
Utica Herald Dispatch
April 17, 1919
Mrs. Warner L. Conley, 235 West Dominick Street, died at the Oneida County Hospital Wednesday afternoon of Bright's disease. She was admitted on April 3. Her maiden name was Fidelia Brownell, daughter of the late David and Harriet Brownell and was born in Rome March 31, 1873, and always lived here. In Jersey City, NJ, Sep. 9, 1903, she married Mr. Conley, who survives, also a son and daughter, Warner L. jr and Hazel, also two brothers, and three sisters, John B. Brownell of Oneida and Leonard of Rochester, Mrs. Daniel Watkins and Mrs. George Lee of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Laura Murphy of this city.


Connelly, Mamie
Rome Sentinel
September 17, 1886
CONNELLY - In Rome, Sept. 10, 1886, Mamie, only child of Thomas and Jolianna Connelly, aged 10 months.


Conover, Mabel M. Greeney

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Stokes, June 22 - Mabel M, wife of Harry N. Conover, died at her home, one mile west of this place, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon from a complication. She was born in the town of Clayton, St. Lawrence county, 18 years ago, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Greeney, now of Lee. She was married in Westernville 15 months ago and since lived here. She is survived by her husband, her parents and a daughter eight days old; also four brothers, Lewis, Frank, Claude and Thomas Greeney and four sisters, Belzey, Josephine, Edna and Goldie, also of Lee. The funeral will be held at the family residence on Friday forenoon at 11 o'clock. Interment will be made in Evergreen. Cemetery, Stokes.
Stokes June 26 - The funeral of Mrs. Mabel Greeney Conover occurred at her late residence on Friday, June 23. Rev George Dermott of Lee Center officiated and spoke with much feeling. The singing was by Miss Harriet Cook and Miss Florence Powell., with Clarence Cook at the organ. The following young men, neighbors of the deceased, acted as bearers: William Burk, Grover Selden, Ellis Tuthill and John O'Mara. The remains laid at rest in Evergreen Cemetery of this place



Converse, Willie
Rome Sentinel
February 21, 1879
CONVERSE - In Camden, Feb. 7, 1879, Willie Converse, aged 2 mos 15 dys.


Cook, Joseph I.
Rome Sentinel
June 9, 1887
Vienna Items - Joseph I. Cook, an aged and much respected citizen, died at his home about 2-1/2 miles east of this village Friday at 6 pm, aged 80 years.  He leaves a wife and three children, Albert, Benjamin and Jennie Cook, besides two brothers and two sisters, Andrew Cook, Mrs. Giles Covell and Mrs. C. Sitterly of this place, and Charles Cook of Kansas, besides a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.  Mr. Cook has been a resident of this town nearly 63 years, and was esteemed as an honest, upright citizen by all who knew him.  The funeral was held at the house Sunday.  Rev. E. Everett officiated.  It was largely attended, many friends from Camden and Oneida being present.


Cook, Julia Kent
Utica Daily Press
January 3, 1943
Sylvan Beach - Mrs. Julia A. Cook, 79, widow of John E. Cook, town of Vienna, died Dec. 31, 1942 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alta C. Sargent, Syracuse, where she was spending the winter.
Mrs. Cook spent most of her life in the Vienna area, attending the Methodist Church and taking an active part in the community affairs.
Surviving are the daughter, four grandson, Robert and Paul of Syracuse, John of Aliquippa, Pa., and Edmond Sargent of Woodbury, NJ., and four great-grandchildren.


Cook, Mrs. Stephen
Rome Sentinel
January 3, 1899
Westmoreland - Mrs. Stephen Cook died of pneumonia last Saturday morning at the home of her son, Charles, of this place, aged 76 years. The deceased was born in the town of Westmoreland and resided here most of her life. Besides her husband she leaves four children, Asa Cook of Vernon, Charles and George Cook and Mrs. Willard Smith of this place. The funeral was held from her late residence on Jan. 2 at 1 pm. Interment was made at Lowell.


Coon, Mrs. William

Roman Citizen
November 10, 1876
Lee Center Items - The widow of the late William Coon died at her late residence one day last week, of typhoid fever. She was taken ill soon after her husband died, and was a great sufferer during her illness. Her funeral was held on Fish Creek last Thursday and Rev. J. Stanton preached.



Coonradt, Augusta
Utica Observer
December 1928
Rome - Miss Augusta G. Coonradt, 714 North James Street, died suddenly at her home yesterday, two hours after she suffered a heart attack. Miss Coonradt had been in good health Saturday.
She was born in Coonrod, near Rome, daughter of William J. and Lydia E. Coonradt, and had resided in this city since a child. She had been employed for years in the office of the Fort Stanwix Canning Company and also was in the office of the Rome Wire Company. She is survived by one sister, Miss Elizabeth Coonradt.
Miss Coonradt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. Funeral services will be held at the late home Tuesday afternoon and interment will be made at Coonrod.


Coonradt, Addie Isabel
Utica Morning Herald
January 11, 1892
Addie Isabel Coonradt died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Coonradt, 644 North James Street, Saturday morning, after a protracted illness, age 35 yrs. The cause of death was lung trouble. She was born in Rome and during her entire life resided here. She was highly esteemed. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Augusta and Lizzie Coonradt of Rome. A few months since the bereaved parents lost a son from the same disease.


Coonradt, Edward Noyes
Rome Sentinel
June 29, 1891
Edward Noyes Coonradt, aged 23, died of consumption at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Coonradt, 644 North James street, at 9 am Sunday. He had been ailing for the past two years, but was confined to his bed less than a month previous to his death. The deceased was a young man of good habits and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was born in this city and attended the public schools here. He attended the Presbyterian Church and was for many years a member of its Sunday School. For three years he was employed as salesman in the store of W. B. Lennox, and relinquished the position on account of ill health. He was formerly employed in the wholesale grocery house of A. P. Tuller & Co. Besides his parents, the deceased leaves three sisters, Misses Gussie, Belle and Lizzie Coonradt, all of this city.


Coonradt, Phillip

Roman Citizen
August 24, 1877
Lee Center Notes - Mr. Phillip Coonradt, of the Valley, died suddenly Monday evening or Tuesday morning early, of heart disease. He retired well as usual on Monday evening, saying to his son, Henry, 'You need not get up very early, I will take care of your horses." A noise like one having the nightmare was heard in his room, and on going in he was discovered to be dying, and soon breathed his last.



Cornish, Albert A.

Roman Citizen
April 4, 1891
Lee Center - On Thursday afternoon at 1 pm in Oneida occurred the death of Albert A. Cornish of pneumonia at the age of about 52 years. He had been ill about two weeks. Deceased was born in this place and for a number of years he was engaged in the grocery business here, where he has many near and dear friends who sincerely regret his death. About five years ago he went to Cazenovia, where he engaged in the bakery business. About two years ago he went to Oneida, where he became interested in the Fitch Electric Battery Company, of which his son Byron is now secretary.
Funeral services will be held at Oneida tomorrow at 9 o'clock am, after which they will be brought to Lee Corners Cemetery for interment. Deceased leaves besides his wife, one son, Byron A. Cornish. Mr. Cornish was engaged in building telephone lines for several years before he left this town. He built at his own expense the first long distance telephone line in this state in 1881, running from Lee Center to Rome.



Cornish, Charlotte
Roman Citizen
March 14, 1884
Mrs. Charlotte Cornish, March 7, 1884, Taberg, New York, aged 88 years. The funeral was largely attended from the M.E. Church and the remains were taken to Lee Center Cemetery for interment.
In Memoriam
 Mrs. Charlotte W. Cornish, widow of the late Josiah Cornish, who preceded her by about twenty years, died at the residence of her son-in-law, C. B. Utley, in Taberg, New York, March 7, 1884, aged 88 years. She was the last of her father's long-lived family. A sister of hers saw 93 years and a brother 95. She was born in Duxbury, Mass., December 10, 1795. At twenty she was married to Mr. Cornish, and with him settled in Plymouth, Mass., where they resided twenty years, and where her family of three sons and three daughters were born. About 1835 the family came to Lee, New York, from whence the children, in time, married. Later the parents removed to Taberg.


Cornish, Frank D.

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Clinton, Feb 11 - Frank D. Cornish, native of Delta and resident of this section the greater part of his life, died this morning in a Utica hospital. He had been in failing health for three years and confined to the hospital for a week. He was born at Delta, May 13, 1869, a son of the late Seth and Eliza Hinkley Cornish. He was educated in Delta Schools. For ten years he operated a farm on Deansboro Road which he sold 26 years ago. Later he was employed for seven years by the Standard Oil Company in Syracuse. For the past 19 years he had lived in Clinton. On April 29, 1891, he married Edna Coleman, who survives as do two grandchildren, Mrs. Norman Nichols, Rensslaer, and Seth Cornish, Naval Training Station, Memphis Tenn. Also two great granddaughters and two nephews.



Cornish, Harry D.

Rome Sentinel
April 2, 1931
Clinton, April 2, 1931 - Harry D. Cornish, 37, field representative of the Clinton Canning Co., passed away at a Utica Hospital last night. He had resided in the vicinity of Clinton for the past 17 years.
He was born at Delta, May 4, 1893, a son of Frank D. and Edna Colman Cornish. For a few years he resided on a farm on the Deansboro Road and later removed to this village. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge and of the Utica Commerical Travelers and the Clinton Fire Department. His wife, the former Marel Waldron, whom he married in 1917, died in February 1927.
Surviving besides his parents are two children, Harry Seth and Mildred Dorothy.
The funeral will be held at his late home in Clinton Friday afternoon at 2 pm. Clinton Masonic Lodge will conduct services at the grave in Evergreen Cemetery.



Cornish, Hosea
Rome Sentinel
May 26, 1894
Hosea Cornish, an old and greatly respected resident of Delta, died at 2 Friday morning, aged 89 years.  Mr. Cornish had not been afflicted with any particular disease, his death being caused by general breaking down of the system due to old age.  His death will be greatly mourned in Delta as he was always a man of much prominence in local affairs and invariably ready to lend his assistance to every worthy project.
Mr. Cornish was born near Plymouth, Mass and went to the town of Lee.  From there he moved to the town of Western where he lived 18 years.  In 1832 he married Miss Emily Ward of Western who died about 4 years ago.  In 1835 he moved to New Haven, Oswego county where he lived 8 years, serving 4 years as a member of the board of supervisors as a Republican with which political party he affiliated. For the past 28 years he lived in Delta where he had an office as Justice of the Peace and Assessor.  He leaves three children, Seth Cornish, Delta, Mrs. Adelia Walworth of Evanston, Ill, and Mrs. Charles Tuttle of Rome, two brothers and one sister, Bernard of Plum Valley, Ia, Nathan of Lee Center, and Mrs. Lucinda Bartlett of Plymouth, Mass.


Cornish, Orville Wendell
Rome Sentinel
September 15, 1899
Orville Wendell Cornish, long a respected resident of Lee Center, died suddenly of heart disease in that place Tuesday at 6 pm, aged 55 years.  He went to the post office to mail a letter and died suddenly on the street while returning home.  He was a native of Lee and lived with his mother, Mrs. Allen Wendell Cornish, who survives, also one brother, George M. Cornish of this city, and the following sisters:  Mrs. Charles F. King and Mrs. Charles W. Barber of this city, Mrs. Joseph Allen of Delta, Miss Mary Cornish, who lives at home, and Mrs. John Byers of Vineland, NJ.  For a number of years Mr. Cornish peddled meat in and about Lee Center, and for some time he and his father conducted the hotel at Lee Corners.  His father died last year.  The funeral will be held at 1 pm today.  Rev. Mr. Case of this city, who was his pastor, officiating.


Corroll, Mrs. John
Rome Sentinel
January 2, 1900
Clinton - Sunday at her home on upper Kellogg street, occurred the death of Mrs. John Corroll. The deceased was born in this village in 1861 and has always resided here. Her husband and two sons survive. She was an active member of St. Mary’s church and the funeral will be held from the church at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning.


Costin, James
Roman Citizen
December 6, 1895
COSTIN - In Florence, Dec. 3, 1895, James Costin, brother of Mrs. M. H. Powers of Rome, in his 42nd. year.


Countryman, Ernest G.

September 30, 1937
Stokes, Sep. 30 - Ernest George Countryman, native of the Town of Lee, who would have been 55 years old on Oct. 5, passed away Wednesday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jane Van Benschoten, 233 W. Castle St., Syracuse. He was born at West Branch October 6, 1882, son of Mrs. Margaret Dorn Countryman and the late George Countryman. He was graduated from Rome Free Academy and from the Teachers Training Class of Boonville. He taught in the Town of Lee and Mc Connellsville, and later entered the advanced business in Syracuse in which he had been very successful. He won several national prizes. Surviving are the sister at whose home he died, his mother, Mrs. Margaret Countryman, both of Syracuse; two other sisters, Mrs. Belle Hyer and Miss Mary Countryman of Stokes; three nephews, Frank and Harold Hyer of Stokes and Earl Hyer at Frankfort. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2p.m. at the funeral home of Griffin and Aldridge, Rome and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery at Stokes.



Countryman, Erwin S.
Rome Sentinel
March 18, 1939
Death of Erwin S. Countryman, 68, occurred late yesterday at his home, 154 W. Dominick St. A heart attack was given as the cause. Born in Lewis County, Mr. Countryman had lived in Rome for many years. He retired seven years ago from the employ of Revere Copper & Brass Incorporated. He had served this firm and its predecessor, the Rome Brass & Copper Company, for a long period. A month ago he married Mrs. Anna Wilder. Surviving besides his widow are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phoebe Swain, Rome, a stepson, Lewis McLean, Syracuse, and a brother, William P. Countryman, Westernville.


Countryman, Jane
Boonville Herald
April 21, 1909
Word has been received from Rome of the death of Mrs. Jane Countryman, formerly of this place.  Mrs. Countryman had been ailing for seven years and last fall was taken to Rome to be cared for by her daughter, at whose home she passed away.  She is survived by one son, Thomas Robothan of this place, and two daughters, Mrs. D. Countryman of Rome and Mrs. A. Thompson of Utica.  Interment was made in the Greenway Cemetery.  The sympathy of the friends and neighbors is extended to the bereaved ones.


Countryman, Jeremiah
Newspaper unknown
Middleville, April 21 (1918)- The funeral of Jeremiah Peter Countryman was held today. Mr. Countryman was a veteran of the Civil War and his death Friday at a Herkimer Hospital left only five veterans in this village. They acted as bearers today, with Roland Perry assisting as the sixth. The bearers besides Mr. Perry were: James F. Whitting, William H. Francis, Albert Dibble, John Cashman, James Morrow. Jeremiah Peter Countryman was born in Lee November 17, 1840. After a common school education he worked at farming for a while and then for a year drove a team for Williams Lumber Company at Whitesboro. Leaving that employment he learned the trade of currier in Crandalls' tannery, which for years stood on Clinton St., in Whitesboro. In 1880 Mr. Countryman moved to Middleville and worked at the tannery there about 30 years, until failing health compelled him to retire. When out of regular employment he busied himself with his garden and other light work as he was able to do. Mr. Countryman enlisted in 1863 in Company G Second New York Heavy Artillery, which was part of the Army of the Potomac. He remained until the end of the war. He saw and took part in a great many engagements and battles, made an excellent record as a soldier and came out at the conclusion of the hostilities without a scratch or having spent a day in the hospital. During his service he was promoted to the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged September 29, 1865. In politics Mr. Countryman was a Democrat before the war and a Republican afterward. He never sought or held political office. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. The Methodist Church numbered him among its attendants. He married Lizzie Meghert of Lee in 1869. She survives and the following children: Mrs. Nettie Knowles, Mrs. Lily Westcott, Mrs. Grace Strobel, and Miss Jessie Countryman of Middleville, and a brother John of Whitesboro. The deceased deservedly enjoyed the reputation of being a reliable, honorable and industrious man, and a good worker. In his prime he was physically very strong and continued so until overtaken by poor health. He was of social disposition, kindly disposed, jovial and agreeable and it was said of him that he had no enemies. He was a good citizen and popular in the community where he lived. He was always willing to do his share and he was highly esteemed and repsected by all who knew him.


Countryman, Mary Aucutt
Rome Sentinel
October 5, 1889
Mrs. David Countryman, for many years a resident of the town of Lee, but for the past two years of Stittville, died at her home last Saturday at the age of 75 yrs. The funeral services were held at Delta last Monday. Her remains were interred in the Lee Corners Cemetery. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons and five daughters.


Countryman, Maveret Elizabeth

Roman Citizen
August 10, 1877
Point Rock Items - Maveret Elizabeth, a little daughter of Daniel and Phebe Countryman, aged two months, died today of dysentery.



Countryman, Nicholas
Rome Sentinel
March 4, 1895
Nicholas Countryman died Thursday. He was 78 years old. He was born in Herkimer County and came to Lee when he was 8 years old. He leaves a twin brother, Peter Countryman, who lives at West Leyden, also a son George Countryman, two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Crofoot and Miss Mary Countryman. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.


Courtney, Dennis J.
Utica Daily Press
February 9, 1938
Rome - Ill for two years, Dennis J. Courtney, 76, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. David J. Greene, 627 Parry St.
He was born in the town of Annsville, son of the late John and Mary Long Courtney.  He married Rose A. Law Carden of Annsville in Feb. 1889.  She died in 1915.  Mr. Courtney was a farmer and pursued the occupation until 16 years ago when he removed to Rome.  Mr. Courtney was a communicant of St. Peter's Church.
He is survived by three other daughters, Miss Mary C. Courtney, Rome, and the Misses Helen and Grace Courtney, Brooklyn, five sons, John, Daniel, Joseph, Robert and Francis, all of Rome, a sister, Mrs. Mary Dunn, Florence, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Courtney, Rose A. Carden
Utica Herald Dispatch
September 9, 1915
Camden Sept. 9 - The death of Mrs. Rose A. Courtney, wife of Dennis Courtney of Annsville, occurred late Tuesday evening at their home in that village.  Death was due to heart trouble.  Mrs. Courtney was the daughter of John and Ellen Carden of Annsville and was born 53 years ago.  She was a devoted member of St. Ann's Church and was highly respected.  To mourn her loss are sons John of Saranac, Francis, Robert, Daniel of Rome, and Joseph of Annsville, daughters Mary, Nellie of Rome, and Irene and Grace of Annsville, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Joynt and Mrs. John Kelley of Rome.  The funeral will be held tomorrow from St. Ann's Church in Annsville.


Cox, Michael
Rome Sentinel
September 17, 1886
COX - In East Florence, Sept. 15, 1886, Michael Cox aged 81 years.


Coy, Augusta Bancroft
Utica Daily Press
November 13, 1929
Camden - Nov. 13 - Mrs. Giles J. Coy, 71, died early this morning at her home in Oswego Street.
Augusta Bancroft was born July 6, 1858, at Durhamville, daughter of the late Samuel and Lucina Joslin Banroft. When four she moved with her parents to McConnellsville, where she lived until April 10, 1880 when she was married to Mr. Coy. Since then she has resided here. She was a member of the Congregational Church.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Strope, Camden, and a cousin, Orlo Joslin, Syracuse.
The funeral will be held from the home Saturday afternoon with Rev. M. W. VanTassel, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Interment in McConnellsville.


Coy, Wilton
Roman Citizen
January 20, 1882
COY - In Camden, Jan. 11, 1882, Wilton Coy, aged 28 years 8 months


Crandall, Gilbert
Rome Sentinel
January 13, 1882
CRANDALL - In East Florence, Jan. 1, 1882, Gilbert Crandall, aged 40 yrs.


Crego, Anthony S.
Rome Sentinel
May 10, 1894
Stittville - A telegram from Salem, Oregon to G. W. Jones and family announces the death in that city of Anthony S. Crego, Mrs. Jones' father, in his 84th year. Mr. Crego was one of the early settlers of Quaker Hill in the town of Western and is the last of a large family of that name. He lived in that town until 1880 when he removed to Rome, living on Embargo Street until the death of his wife 5 years ago. In the fall of 1889 he removed to Salem with his daughter Josie with whom he resided until his death. He leaves two other children besides the daughter mentioned; Jessie A. Crego of Clinton and Nellie R. Jones of Floyd. Remains are expected in Rome on May 17 and will be interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Lee.


Crisman, Sarah Beecher Bronson

July 3 (year not noted)
Rome - Mrs. Sarah Crisman, of Lee Center, died Wednesday morning, at the home of her son, Edwin D. Crisman, at the age of 80 years. On December 15 last she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and had been failing since that time. Mrs. Crisman was born in Floyd, April 16, 1823. Her father's name was William Beecher, a second cousin of Henry Ward Beecher of Brooklyn. When 11 years old, her parents moved to Orwell, Osweago County, and there 11 years later she married Marcus Bronson, and they moved to Lee Center and lived there until the death of Mr. Bronson, in 1854. By him she had two children, now deceased. In 1854 she returned to Orwell and followed her trade, that of a tailoress. January 1, 1857, she married David Crisman, and they went to Lee Center, and Mrs. Crisman since lived there. By her second marriage she had four children, but Edwin with whom she lived, is the only one living. March 22, 1887, Mr. Crisman went to Canada to purchase some cattle, and that was the last they ever saw of her husband. As he had a large amount of money with him, it is thought that he might with foul play. Mrs. Crisman was a woman who will be greatly missed in her home town, possessing those qualities which made her a true and noble woman and a kind friend and neighbor. The funeral was largely attended at her late home in Lee Center, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. J.W.Higby officiating. The remains placed beside those of her first husband in the Lee Cemetery.



Crocker, Hattie H. Eames

Roman Citizen
December 21, 1888
Lee Center - After a long, painful illness, which she bore with great resignation, Hattie H. Crocker, wife of A. A. Crocker, and daughter of the late S. N. Eames, departed this life on the evening of December 20 at her home on the old homestead, one and one-half miles north of Lee Center. The funeral services will be held at the house at 11 am Sunday and at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Lee Center, at 12 o'clock.



Cronin, Daniel F.
Utica Daily Press
October 26, 1940
Rome - Daniel F. Cronin, 67, 117 E. Whitesboro St., died Oct. 25, 1940, in a Rome Hospital after an illness of four weeks.
He was born in the Town of Florence, son of Cornelius and Julia Welch Cronin, and had lived in Rome since a child. On Jan. 13, 1906, he married Mary Herzing, who died about six years ago.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.
Surviving are a son, James C. Cronin, Rome, a daughter, Mrs. Carleton Uhl, Rome, a brother, William T. Cronin, Rome, and two sisters, Mrs. Wilfred D. Teepell, Rome and Mrs. Charles Hunt, Jersey City, NJ.


Cronk, Lydia M. Pratt

Rome Sentinel
June 30, 1917
Mrs. Lydia M. Cronk, aged 73, widow of Wayne Cronk, died at her home, 233 Steuben street on Saturday evening. She had been in failing health for a long time. Her maiden name was Lydia Pratt, and she was born in the town of Lee, daughter of the late Jesse Pratt and Emeline WIlkinson, who were among the pioneer settlers of the town. On March 18, 1872, at the M. E. Church in Taberg, she was married to Wayne Cronk who died in 1888. He was a son of Hiram Cronk of Ava, the last surviving veteran of the war of 1812. In 1896 Mrs. Cronk came to this city to reside and had lived here since that time. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Seager of this city, Mrs. Erwin Poile of Stanwix, and Miss Florence E. Cronk of this city. The latter tenderly cared for her mother during her last illness. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Phillips of North Hannibal, Oswego county, and Mrs. Aretha Wood, of Humboldt, Iowa. Mrs. Cronk was a member of the Liberty Street M. E. Church. She had many friends both in this city and Lee, and her numerous acts of charity and kindness endeared her to all who knew her.



Cross, Frank
Utica Daily Press
November 20, 1943
Rome - Two men, one with his pockets stuffed with more than $1000 in currency, lost their lives yesterday when a hand car they were propelling along the Rome-Oswego spur of the New York Central Railroad, was struck by a locomotive backing along the tracks.
The men were Felix De Parma, 60, Blossvale, RD2, and Frank Cross, 41, Blossvale RD1. The latter died some hours after the accident in Rome Hospital where he was termed in critical conidtion.
The engineer of the locomotive, John Spath, 52, of Oswego, and a crew of four were in the locomotive, which was backing along the spur without any cars. The others in the cab were Fireman J. T. O'Brien, Conductor E. J. McMahon and Brakemen Joseph Clancy and Leon Pauley, all of Oswego.
The engineer said he was traveling at about 15 miles an hour when the accident occurred and that the engine was almost on top of the hand car before he saw it. De Parma and Cross were alone on the smaller vehicle.
Detective O'Brien of the Rome Police Department said last night that he had taken more than $1000 in currency from the pockets of DeParma during his investigation. He turned the sum over to Coroner Thomas Cox, who has called an inquest for this afternoon.


Cullings, Beverly

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LEE CENTER - Miss Beverly Cullings, daughter of Thomas and Myrtle Wood Cullings, died at her home early today. She had been in ill health for a long time, and seriously ill for four weeks. She was born in Rome September 29, 1926 and had lived with parents in Swancott Mills and Rome. Miss Cullings is survived by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Leta Bernier, Rome, and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Stanwix: a brother Rolland Cullings, Swancott Mills: her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Wood, Point Rock and Mrs. Thomas Cullings, Rome. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of her parents in Lee Center. The Rev. C.F. Miller will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes. Funeral arrangements are in the care of C.W. Trainor.



Currie, Donald J.
Rome Sentinel
April 11, 1946
Don J. Currie, 39, of 323 Turin Street, died April 10, 1946 in his home after being in poor health since early this year. Born in Rome, September 22, 1906, Mr. Currie was the son of Dr. & Mrs. J. M Currie. He received his education in Rome schools and attended the Philadelphia Business Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. At the time of his death Mr. Currie was night superintendent at the Rome Cable Corp plant. He married Miss Margaret Schonbachler in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, in 1924. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer fireman. Surviving besides his wife and parents are a son, D. James Currie and a sister, Miss Nadine Currie, both of Rome. Burial in Rome cemetery.


Currie, Elizabeth Jenkins
Currie, John M.
Rome Sentinel
October 5, 1946
Dr. John M. Currie, city meat inspector and widely known veterinarian, died this morning only a few hours after the death of his wife, Elizabeth Jenkins Currie. Both were at their summer home near West Branch. Dr. Currie came to Rome in 1891 and immediately became an active and successful veterinarian. He married Elizabeth Jane Jenkins in 1898 and they had made their home here since that time. Both were members of the First Prebysterian Church. Dr. Currie was born March 31, 1868, at Cromarty, Ontario, Canada, the son of John and Agnes MacDougal Currie. He was educated in the local schools of Ontario and at the age of 21 was graduated from the University of Toronto. He came to Rome the following year. He was a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, the Central New York Veterinary Society, the Oneida County Veterinary Society and a past member of the American Veterinary Meidcal Association. Dr. Currie was one of the best known veterinary surgeons in this section of the state and acted as a consultant in a professional capacity throughout the east and middle west. On several occasions he was official veterinarian at the American Kennel Club dog shows and officiated as judge of both racing and exhibition horses. He served as meat and milk inspector of Rome for many years and was meat inspector at the time of his death. He was a member of the Board of Health, 1899-1900. The couple is survived by one daughter, Miss Nadine Currie and one grandson, James D. Currie, both of Rome. A son Don Currie died April 10, 1946.


Curtiss, Fred
Rome Sentinel
August 24, 1880
CURTISS - In Camden Aug. 17, 1880, Fred, infant son of Edman and Cora Curtiss, aged 8 months.


Curtiss, Heman D.
Rome Sentinel
April 3, 1916
Westdale - After an illness of many months and much suffering, Heman Dewitt Curtiss, a lifelong resident here, passed away at his home on Saturday. He was born near Westdale Feb. 18, 1859, the son of Linus and Nancy Curtiss and had always remained on the homestead. He was married December 6, 1882 to Lizzie M. Woods of this town. Two children, Ralph W. and Mrs. Leland L. Smith, of this place, survive. He was a highly respected and influential man, a member of the Presbyterian Church and for many years elder and trustee, also he was for some time superintendent of the Sunday School. His place can not easily be filled. Camden Grange has lost a valued member. For three years he was master and for a similar period was chaplain. At the time of his death he was a member of the executive committee.
Besides his children he leaves one sister, Mrs. George Seubert of Camden, and two brothers, Lyman W. of Westdale, and a twin brother Hiram E. of Camden. funeral service will be at one o’clock Tuesday conducted by Rev. L. R. Colson. Burial in the family plot in the Westdale Cemetery.


Curtiss, Mary B.
Rome Sentinel
March 21, 1879
CURTISS - Entered into rest in Utica March 12, 1879, Mrs. Mary B., wife of H. H. Curtiss.


Cushman, Catherine
Roman Citizen
December 19, 1884
CUSHMAN - Mrs. Catharine Cushman, a widow of the late J.P. Cushman, died at her residence at Lee (State Road) NY, last week, and on Thursday. The funeral was held. Deceased was 62 years old. Several children are left. The remains were taken to West Branch for interment.


Cushman, Lucy A. Dunbar
Rome Sentinel
August 21, 1908
Lee Center - Mrs. Lucy A. Cushman, widow of Josiah Cushman whose death occurred on July 21, died at 11 pm yesterday at the home of (illegible) Mrs. Lorenzo Dunster, about three miles north of this place. Mrs. Cushman was born in Boylestown April 14, 1828, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Dunbar, and was 80 years and 4 months old. She married Mr. Cushman over 60 years ago and, with the exception of a few years spent in the towns of Forestport and Ava, had resided in this town all her married life. She was much esteemed. Mrs. Cushman had been in poor health for some time, owing to advancing age, and did not apparently realize the death of her husband. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Louis of Broken Bow, Neb., Edgar C. of Cement, Cal., Mrs. Lucy Nisbet of Kent, S. Dak., and Mrs. Lorenzo Dunster of this place; also a brother, Alvin Dunbar of Detroit, Mich., and a sister residing in Prudenville, Mich. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church on Sunday at 11 am., Rev. George Dermott officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery


Czujko, Peter
Utica Daily Press
July 2, 1932
Rome July 2 - Peter Czujko, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wasyl Czujko, 212 Henry St., was fatally injured this forenoon when it is alleged that he ran into a truck driven by Robert Shear of Lee in the 100 block of West Willett Street. The child was thrown to the pavement by the force of the impact, suffering a fracture at the base of the skull, and other injuries that resulted in his death at 1:30 pm.
Mr. Shear reported to police the boy came from the rear of Candyland and ran into the side of his automobile, coming from behind a parked truck. He took the lad to the Rome Infirmary. Dr. H. F. Hubbard, coroner, was called and the body was taken to the funeral home of John J. Strong. Dr. Hubbard will hold an inquest.
Peter was born in this city and was a member of the fourth grade in the Willett School. Besides the parents there are three other children, Mary, Annie and Steve, all at home.