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Obituary - Rome Sentinal, Rome, NY - August
Roman Dies In Hospital At Age of 82
Giovanni (John) Falcone, 82 of 243 Erie Blvd.
E., died Wednesday night in a local hospital after a short illness. He
was born April 1, 1879 in Calabria, Massena, Sicily. In 1900 he went to
Buffalo and moved to Rome in 1905. He was first married to Giovannina Salvaggio
who died Nov. 21, 1940, in Rome.
In 1941, he married Rose Cremeno. She died
Dec. 25, 1960. He retired as an employee of Griffiss AFB in 1948. He was
a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. Surviving are six daughters,
Mrs. Anthony (Florence) George, Mrs. Sam (Lena) Scuderi, Mrs. Caroline
Carpenter, and Mrs. Milton (Phyllis) Carpenter, all of Rome; Mrs. Josephine
Dochstader, Saint John, Indiana, and Mrs. Michael (Katherine Prestopino,
Albany; three sons, Patsy of Utica, and [private] of Rome; four step-daughters,
Mrs. Dominick Serra, Mrs. Josephine Mandaran and Mrs. Dominick Marola,
all fo Rome, and Mrs. Chester Andrewski, Elhambra, Calif.; two step-sons,
James Cremeno, Rome, and Bruno Cremeno, Italy; one sister, Mrs. Josephine
Gervase, Buffalo; one brother, Antonio Falcone, Sicily; 29 grandchildren
and 42 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Betty
Funeral Notice - Rome Sentinal - Saturday
November 23, 1940
Falcone--Giovannina Salvaggio, beloved wife
of Giovanni Falcone, at her home, 243 E. Whitesboro St. Funeral Monday
morning at 9 from her late residence, 243 E. Whitesboro St. and at 9:30
from St. John the Baptist Church where a solemn requiem high mass will
be celebrated. Interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery
Submitted by Betty
Utica OD, Jan 31, 1999
Mrs. Mary (Abruzzo) Falcone, age 95, formerly
of Mohawk St. and more recently of the St. Joseph Nursing Home, passed
away on Thursday, January 28, 1999, at the home.
Born in New York City on April 16, 1903,
Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Sabella) Abruzzo.
She was raised and educated in NYC and it was there on December 26, 1921,
that she was joined in marriage with Joseph Falcone; together they shared
a 70-year union until his passing on March 27, 1992.
Upon relocating to Utica with her husband
after their marriage, Mary devoted herself to her family. A dedicated and
conscientious homemaker, she was also a talented gourmet cook.
A devout Catholic, Mrs. Falcone was a communicant
of the Church of the Blessed Sacrametn. Her religion was foremost in her
life; her spiritual devotion was such that she considered herself both
privileged and blessed when she was anoited by the holy Padre Pio with
his stigmatic hands.
Mary was involved in a number of activities
and pastimes; she was talented in the art of ceramics, and she enjoyed
her association with the Eastside Senior Day and South Utica Senior Centers.
However, for the most part, her social life revolved around the activities
of the Catholic Church, both in her parish and in the larger community.
Among the groups she belonged to were Forever
Young at Blessed Sacrament, the parishes Altar Rosary Society, St. Anne's
Society and the St. Theresa Society. In addition, she was know and admired
for the beautiful dresses and robes which she created to adorn the infant
of Prague at Blessed Sacrement. She also made many for her friends as a
way of remembering and honoring her friendship.
Mrs Falcone is survived by <all private>.
Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery
at the convenience of the family.
Submitted by Betty
Russo Falcone, of Utica and also of Lake Worth, Florida, where she
had a winter home, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 31, 2001
at St. Luke's Memorial Hosptial Center. Born in Acquaviva, Sicily, Mary
was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Josephine (Cicero) Russo. She
was raised and educated in Utica. On September 15, 1928, she married Pasquale
"Patsy" Falcone. Prior to Patsy's passing on September 26, 1991, the couple
shared a 63-year union, maintaining throughout the years a relationship
which was characterized by their loving and dedicated devotion to one another.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Falcone co-founded and ran the Falcone Building
and Utility Co., which was located on Catherine St. She was an integral
part of the operation of the business, contributing in great measure to
its success and reputation from its initial establishment until the occasion
of the couple's joint retirement in 1978. Mary's strength of character,
her hard work, and her innate wisdom served as cornerstones for the good
and exemplary life which she lived, a life that was admirable, influential,
and inspiring to her children. As a recongnized and respected matriarch
of her family, she provided her loved ones with her values and traditions
as well as with the acceptance of her loving heart. She was an excellent
cook and equally skilled baker. Mary liked to travel and enjoyed the numerous
trips she made with her late husband. In her leisure time, especially among
her companions in Florida, she enjoyed playing cards, her favorite game
being pinochel. Locally a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church, she
also belonged to the Daughters of Columbus. Mrs. Falcone was predeceased
by a daughter, Jeanette Organisciak; since Jeanette's passing in 1995,
Mary has cherished in her heart the memory of her first-born. Mary is survived
by <private>. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitation will be held on Thursday (today) from 5-8 at the Eannance Funeral
Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Mrs. Falcone's funeral
will commence on Friday morning at 9:00 from the funeral home and at 10:00
at St. Anthony of Padua Church where her Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated.
Entombment will take place in the Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum. "Momma,
we love you deeply and we will miss you very much, but we will take lasting
comfort in the knowledge that you are reunited with Papa and Jeanette."
Submitted by Betty
Utica Observer Dispatch
"Patsy" Falcone, age, 86, of 1208 Sherman Drive, and a winter resident
of Lake Worth, Florida, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 1991 at
St. Luke's Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Buffalo, NY on Jun 26, 1905,
a son of the late Giovanni & Giovanna (Salvaggio) Falcone. As a young
child, Patsy, along with his family, relocated to Rome, NY, where he was
raised and educated. On September 15, 1928, he was united in marriage with
the former Mary Russo. The couple recently celebrated 63 years of a joyous
and beloved union. Together the couple founded the Falcone Building
and Utility Company located at 1019 Bleecker Street. Patsy held the position
of President, successfully operation the firm until his retirement in 1978.
A communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church, other memberships included
the Knights of Columbus-4th degree, and the Sons of Italy-Utica Lodge #2054.
A fountian of guidance for his entire family,
Patsy's strength and understanding could always be depended on. He dearly
loved his wife, children and grandchildren.
Surviving are <all private>. He was preceded
in death by four sisters, Lena, Caroline, Phyllis and Florence.
The funeral will be held on Saturday morning
at 9:45 from the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South Street, corner of
Hammond Ave., and 10:30 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, where a Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated. Entombment will take place in Resurrection
Submitted by Betty
From an unnamed and undated Nebraska newspaper:
Our beloved friend, Miss Rose
H. Fancher, who went east several months ago for an extended visit, died
at the home of her aunt, Mrs. L. P. Brainard, near Rome, New York, after
two weeks illness from a tumor in her side.
She bore her terrible suffering
patiently and died as she had lived, a devout christain. Her last words
- "Open the window, they are calling me - good by - I'm on the Rock" -
assure us that she heard the Summons Home, and was prepared to meet her
God. The loving hands of friends and relatives laid her to rest in a lovely,
white velvet casket, laden with beautiful flowers. She sleeps beside her
grandmother and other relatives in Wright's Settlement Cemetery.
Mother, Sisters, and Brothers
hearts are rent with grief by the loss of their loved companion.
Friends and acquaintances will miss her bright face and helpful hands,
but Heaven has only claimed one more pure angel to lure us on to Glory.
"Blessed are the dead that die
in the Lord." Her Memorial will be held in Johnstown, Sunday, May
31st at the M.E. Church.
Submitted by Dawna Holst firstname.lastname@example.org
Rome Daily Sentinel, 30 July 1912.
Mrs. Harriet S. Farr
After a gradual failing in health due to
old age, the death took place on Monday evening about 5:35 of Mrs. Harriet
S. Farr, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Bingham, at the Mansion
House, E. Whitesboro street. Mrs. Farr, whose maiden name was Harriet
Sarah Wildey, was born in Canterbury, England and had she lived until August
19 would have been 81 years old. When a little child she came to
this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wildey, who afterward
came to Rome, where Mrs. Farr lived altogether about 63 years. In
1850 she was married to Archibald Farr, proprietor of the Mansion House,
and who died here September 20, 1894, having been proprietor of the hotel
from 1881 until within a few years of his death. Mrs. Farr was a
woman of many excellent traits of character. She attended Zion Church
when her health permitted. She leaves many friends among the older
residents of this city. Mrs. Farr is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bingham,
and adopted son, Frank Farr, and a grandson, Francis Farr, both of Rochester.
FITCH -- Edward A. FITCH was born in Palmyra,
Oswego Co., N.Y., April 13, 1843; in 1867 was converted and joined the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1868 was married with Maria E. BABCOCK.
Of this union three children were born; two of them with their mother are
left behind sorrowing but not without hope. One had gone before.
For years Syracuse was their home but in 1885 he came to Indiana and settled
in Cannelton, Perry county. On Sabbath evening, March 4, calmly,
peacefully, he entered into rest. "Blessed are the dead which die
in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors
and their works do follow them."
G. D. Wolfe
From the Rome
Daily Sentinel, Monday Evening, June 3, 1907
Veteran Railroader Dead
James Fitzgerald 60 Years with the
Yardmaster and Crossing Tender Most of the
Time--Faithful Employee and True to Every Trust -- Retired on Company's
Pension Not Long Ago
The death of James C. Fitzgerald, who a short
time ago rounded out 60 years of service with the New York Central Railroad
Company, and for many years was stationed at the Mill street crossing in
this city, occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur P. Lasher, 501 W.
Dominick street at 8 o'clock on Sunday night from a general breaking down
of the system.
James Fitzgerald was born in Tipperary, Ireland,
in 1830, and came to this country with his parents in 1846, settling in
Oneida. In the same year he and his father entered the service of
the railroad: His first occupation was preparing the wooden materials
used in building and repairing the road. Soon after he was made yardmaster
at Oneida, which position he held for the next 25 years. In 1877
he moved to Rome and in the eastern part of the city he was tender of the
switches for the next six years. Then, moving to the western end,
near the station, he continued in a similar position for the same length
of time. Having been made station master at Green's Corners, he served
six more years in this position, leaving when a signal system known as
the "big figures" was abolished. A short time afterward he entered
upon the duties of crossing tender at Mill street.
Mr. Fitzgerald remembered the invention of
a locomotive which it was said at the time would revolutionize travel.
It had but one driving wheel on either side. It was called "Lightning"
in derision and soon passed to the scrap heap. The locomotives in
use at that time resembled the engine now used to run threshing machines,
and wood was used for fuel. The trains ran on small iron strap rails
placed on the tops of stringers which were spiked to cross ties.
There were ???...was carried mostly by canal boats. Mr. Fitzgerald
witnessed the introduction of the present form of T rail, then made of
iron. The first were imported from England. They were about
18 feet long and much lighter than those now in use. These iron rails
afterward were made in Rome, the mill being located on the site of the
present brass mill.
Mr. Fitzgerald had at least one narrow escape
from death. On October 16, 1903, while in the discharge of his duties,
he was struck by a freight train, which he supposed had stopped but which
came up behind him unobserved. The point of the pilot struck him
and he fell back on the cowcatcher. He then rolled off on to the
ground and the pilot passed over him, the end of it striking him in the
neck and catching in the collar of his coat. He was pushed along
the gravel for a distance of 30 feet before the engine came to a standstill.
His legs were bruised and his face badly scratched.
When he had been in the service of the railroad
50 years he was offered a pension by the company, if he desired to retire,
but he preferred to work as long as able. A few months ago he retired
and received a pension.
Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife and
three children, Mrs. P.H. Delaney of Oneida, M.J. Fitzgerald of Utica and
James C. Fitzgerald of Rome. He was a faithful member of St. Peter's
Mr. Fitzgerald never used tobacco in any
form, nor intoxicating liquors. He was an inveterate reader of the
Bible, and was never at a loss to prove a point by a quotation from the
Holy Book. Fairminded, hearty in his nature and with a keen sense
of humor, he had filled his own life with brightness and had always endeavored
to lighten the hearts and tasks of those who were about him. There
is no one of his acquaintances but loved and respected "Jim" Fitzgerald.
Kate Thomas email@example.com
Source: Daily Capital Journal, Pierre, Hughes
Co., South Dakota
Date: May 18, 1950
William Floyd Sr.
William Floyd, Sr., was born at Westernville,
NY, Aug. 27, 1858. His father, William Floyd was a grandson of Gen.
William Floyd who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence
from New York, and fought in the Revolutionary War. The father was
also one of the forty-niners during the gold rush to California.
Floyd attended school in Westernville
but had a great desire to go to the western country then being settled.
In April 1883, he came to Dakota territory and was one of the first homesteaders
in what is now western Sully county. In November of that year he
returned to New York and was married to Frances L. Woodruff of Bellport,
Long Island, returning with his bride to his homestead. To this marriage
five children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Frances
Christensen of Pierre, Mrs. Sadie E. Wagner of Long Beach, Cal., William
Floyd, Jr., and Charles Floyd, who operate the original homestead, and
Alden W. Floyd of Pierre. His wife, Frances
L. died Nov. 26, 1913, and in 1925 he married Clara B. Mateer, of Pierre,
who survives him.
During the years 1888
to 1894 he held a contract to supply meat to the army post at Fort Sully.
In 1899 he served a term as treasurer of Sully county, and he served two
terms as a representative from Sully county in the state legislature.
He was a director of the Pierre National Bank for more than 30 years.
In 1921 because of an
asthmatic ailment he went to Long Beach, Cal., to spend the winter months,
returning each summer until 1946 when the trip became burdensome because
of his age.
Floyd was well known for
his kindly attitude toward others, and for his ambitious and courageous
character. He was a devoted Christian, a member of the Presbyterian
church and in later years a faithful attendant of the Long Beach Men's
He died at St. Mary's
hospital in Long Beach earlier this week. The body is being brought
to South Dakota for burial in the Okobojo cemetery.
(Note: William Floyd died May 15, 1950 at
the age of 91. He and his wife Frances were eventually moved from
the Okobojo cemetery in Sully Co, South Dakota to their final resting place
in Riverside cemetery in Pierre, Hughes Co, South Dakota.)
Submitted by Julie Wall firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3, 1897
John Owen Foley died at the residence of
his son, P.H. Foley, 189 Miller Street at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
He was born in County Cavan, Ireland, eighty-two years ago and came to
America in 1838, locating near Ottawa, Canada. He resided there thirteen
years and then removed to Henderson, Jefferson country. He subsequently
lived in Ellisburg and Adams, and after being a resident of Jefferson County
nearly fifteen years he removed to Owasco, where he lived three years.
After a residence of four years in Madison County he went to Paw Ill.,
and remained there until 1887, when he came to this city. In 1836
Mr. Foley married Miss Mary McGovern in Ireland, and she died three years
ago. Since her death he has lived with his son. Mr. Foley was
a member of St. Francis de Sales Church and was a devout Catholic.
He had many friends, who will regret his death. Since March last
he had been troubled with asthma and influenza, but he was not confined
to the house until last Saturday. Death was caused by pneumonia.
Ten children, namely: Mrs. L. Hulburt, P. H. and John F. Foley of Utica,
Mrs. D. D. Bassett and Mrs. John M. Brewer of Adams, Mrs. W. E. Culver,
Mrs. J. L. Atkinson and Mrs. M. D. L. Buell of Colorado, and Mrs. S. Oberkirk
and Mrs. F. A. Palmer of Paw Paw, Ill. Of grandchildren he had 20
and of great-grandchildren one. The funeral will be held from St.
Francis de Sales' Church tomorrow morning.
14105 E Desmet Ave Spokane WA 99216
WELL-KNOWN WELL DRILLER
April 15, 1911
Respected Resident of Utica Died From Injuries
Patrick Henry Foley of 34 Hager street, passed
away Monday afternoon at Carpenters Hospital, Oneida, death being due to
injuries received by falling from a well-drilling machine which he was
operating near Wampsville Saturday. Mr. Foley was born in Canada July 8,
1842. After leaving school he learned the cooper's and carpenter's trades.
He came to New York State when young man and settled at Ellisburg, Jefferson
County. He also lived at Oneida and Clinton. For the last 30 years he has
been a resident of Utica. Mr. Foley was very industrious and had many inventions
to his credit. He was a veteran of the civil war and a prominent member
of the Bacon Post G.A.R. holding most of the offices in that organization.
All the time he lived in Utica, he worked in the well drilling business,
at which he was an expert. Mr. Foley was married twice, his first wife
being Mary Melita Nutting and his second Minerva Freeman. He leaves to
morn his demise, John H. and Floyd of Utica; Millard of Oneida and Clarence
and Joseph of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Harry D. Sprague and Agnes
and Anna Foley of this city, and six sisters, Mrs. Daniel Basset and Mrs.
John Brewer of Adams: Mrs. William Culver and Mrs. Marie Hulburt of Greeley
Col., and Mrs. Julia Atkinson and Mrs. S. Oberkirk of Paw Paw Ill. The
Funeral was held from the home of his son, John H. Foley 34 Hager street,
Thursday morning, Rev. John Smith, pastor of the Church of the Holy Communion,
officiating. Members of the Post Bacon G.A.R., Louise Hart Tent No. 14
Daughters of Veterans and a squad from the Twenty-eight Separate Company
attended in a body. The Oriental Quartet sang several selections.
Internment was in the family plot in Forest Hills Cemetery.
14105 E Desmet Ave Spokane WA 99216
FOX, Benjamin F.
Utica Daily Press-17 July 1899
Death of Benjamin F. Fox, Veteran of the
Civil War and a well known resident of New Hartford
The death of Benjamin F. Fox occured at his
home on Pearl Street, New Hartford yesterday morning at 2 o'clock. He had
been ill for about four years, but had always borne his sufferings with
great patience. Mr. Fox who was 55 years old, was a well known resident
of New Hartford, where he had moved from Vernon several years ago. When
a very young man, at the outbreak
of the civil war, he enlisted in Company
B, First Battalion, Black River Artillery, and was later transferred to
Company D, 10th New York Artillery, from which he was honorably discharged
at Petersburg, Virginia, June 23, 1865. He was a miller by trade and for
a number of years was employed at the McLean Mill in New Hartford. Mr.
Fox was a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church and his influence in the community
was always for good. His death will be mourned by a large circle of friends.
He is survived by his wife, three children, Ida, Mabel and Byron Fox, and
three brothers, Ozias E. of Long Island and K. and H. Sylvester Fox of
Gouverneur. A special meeting of Gen. Sherman Post, G.A.R. and women's
relief corps will be held at G.A.R. Hall, New Hartford, this evening, to
make arrangements for attending the funeral.
Submitted by: CPutman102@aol.com
MRS ALLEN FULMER FORMERLY OF ROME*
Vernon - Miss May McKay of West
Front St has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs Allen Fulmer
- Jan 29, 1958, in Independence, Kan, following a long illness. Mrs Fulmer
was born Oct 23, 1878 in the Province of Ontario, [Quebec - dt] Can, daughter
of John and Mary Mahedy McKay. When she came to the United
States she made her home with her aunt, Mrs Solomon Butler. She was
engaged in nursing in Rome. In 1906, [13Jan1908-dt] she was married
to Allen Fulmer, an employee of the G D Pohl Engine Works. Six years
later they went to Kansas to live. Mr Fulmer died two years ago.
Surviving besides Miss McKay are a son George Fulmer of Kansas; three
grandchildren; two reat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews in Sherrill,
Vernon, and Little Falls. The funeral was held in Independence, Kan.
* submitted to read of Vernon; the Pohl Engine Works Co was located behind
the West Shore
Hotel. The Solomon Butler family lived
FULMER , Esther
Died at House of Parents Here Last
Miss Esther Mary Margaret Fulmer
died last evening at 6:45 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs
Horace Fulmer, 415 South Liberty street, of lung trouble and leakage of
the heart of which she had been a sufferer following an attack of influenza
last February. She was born February 16, 1909 at Vernon, NY, and was at
the age of 19 years, three months, and two days at the time of her death.
She was graduated in 1923 from the St Francis Xavier school and later
attended the Cherryvale high school. Afterwards she entered the nurses
training school at the St Rose hospital at Great Bend, graduating
with high honors with the 1928 class last March. She is survived
by her parents, one brother, George Fulmer of the home address and one
grandmother, Mrs John McKay of Vernon, NY. Funeral services will
be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the St Francis Xavier church in
charge of the church pastor, the Rev A H Walsh. Internment will be
beside her grandmother, Mrs George Fulmer, in the Mt Hope cemetery
at Independence. [12 Jun 1928]