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Rome Sentinel-December 26, 1902
West Branch, December 26 - Henry Shaver,
who died recently in this village, was born in 1842 in Turin, Lewis County.
When 6 years of age he came to West Branch with his parents and settled
on the farm where he lived the greter portion of his life and where he
passed away. In the year 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Rose
Houser. Three children were born to them. He was well known
throughout the community as a farmer and a man of sterling worth.
There survive his wife and three children, Pearl E., George H., and Otis
E., all of this place, and two sisters, Mrs. D.T.Williams and Mrs. George
W. Smith, and one aunt, Mrs. O. C. Myers of Stokes.
George W. Bork
Rome Sentinel -June 15, 1904
George W. Bork, 67 years old, died at noon
today from a complication of diseases at the home of his cousin, Charles
Bork, No. 211 W. Bloomfield Street. Mr. Bork was a native of Lee
and a resident of that town for many years. When a young man he was
united in marriage with Miss Zenana Barnard of Lee, who survives.
During the last ten years he had boarded at White's Hotel and worked at
the trade of a carpenter. Mr. Bork had been ill for a long time and
before being removed to his cousin's house ten weeks ago spent two months
at Rome Hospital. Surviving are one brother, whose whereabouts in
are unknown, and an adopted daughter, Mrs.
Lilian Grosman of Syracuse.
Frances Smith Tulloh
Rome Sentinel-June 4, 1917
After five weeks of illness with acute diabetes,
Mrs. Daniel Tulloh, who was in her 75th year, died at her home, 204 Kossuth
Street, on Saturday evening at 6:50 pm. Her maiden name was Frances
Clarissa Smith, and she was a daughter of the late John Smith and Fannie
Root. She was born in Remsen. Her mother died when she was
a child and the family removed to the town of Lee. Fifty-one years
ago she came to Rome to reside. July 4, 1865, she was married to Mr. Tulloh
and on that date in 1915 they celebrated their golden wedding. During
her long residence in Rome, by her kindly manner and pleasing personality
Mrs. Tulloh made a wide circle of friends who esteemed her very highly.
She was an attendant of the Presbyterian Church. Besides her husband, she
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Record and Mrs.Lynn J. Williams,
one son, George Herbert
Tulloh, four brothers, George, D. Clinton,
Frank and Jerome Smith and two grandchildren, Miss Frances Helene Record
and Miss Ruth Elizabeth Williams, all of Rome. Also two sisters,
Mrs.Marian Bushnell and Mrs. Louis Hartson of Lee Center.
Helen Smith Tulloh
Rome Sentinel-March 28, 1910
Mrs. David J. Tulloh died at her home, 105
E. Liberty Street, at 8:40 am Sunday. She had been out of health
for a year or more and for two months had been confined to her bed.
While her death was not unexpected the end came very suddenly. She
was sitting up in bed, partaking of breakfast, when she fell back and expired.
Mrs. Tulloh's maiden name was Helen Smith. She was born in Trenton
on April 6, 1852, a daughter of the late John H. and Martha Smith.
She was married to Mr. Tulloh in this city about 34 years ago and practically
all her married life had been passed here. She is survived by her
who is just recovering from a severe attack
of pneumonia and is able to sit up only three or four hours a day, and
a daughter, Mrs. Harry W. Barnard of Rome. There are also surviving
three sisters, Mrs. Daniel Tulloh and Mrs. W. S. Bushnell of this city
and Mrs. Louis Hartson of Lee Center, and five brothers, George W. and
Jay W. of West Branch, DeWitt C. of Rome, Frank H., superintendent of Rome
Cemetery, and Jerome B. Smith also of Rome. Mrs. Tulloh was an earnest
member of the Presbyterian Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew
Rome Daily -July 3, 1929
John Houser, Veteran Stage
Driver, Passes Away at West Branch -- Death Takes Picturesque Figure Who
For 50 Years Delivered Mail Between West Branch and Rome, Retired
From Active Service Two Years Ago.
John Houser, a life long
and highly esteemed resident of West Branch, and for 50 years a stage driver
between the local post office and West Leyden, died this morning at 12:10
o'clock at his home in West Branch. Born in West
Branch in 1858. Mr. Houser was born in West Branch on April 13, 1858, son
of the late Mr and Mrs Jerry Houser. For a time he conducted the hotel
at West Branch and later purchased a 300 acre farm there.
Years ago he covered the mail route between Rome and Constableville, a
distance of 36 miles, for which he received $500 a year. He would travel
18 miles of the distance himself, hiring a helper to drive the remainder
of the distance. When he took over the Rome - West Leyden
stage route, he received $2,000 a year. His son, Frank assisted him on
the route, driving an automobile which was used in the summer. Every winter,
Mr. Houser would go back to the horses, handling the reins during the most
of the winter himself. He carried freight, express passengers and mail.
Started Driving at 18 - Mr. Houser started driving stage when but a boy
of 18 years. He relinquished the stage route contract a little more than
two years ago and has since been living a somewhat retired life in West
He was married in West
Branch to Miss Mary Rasha of Rome who survives with his son, Frank, now
of Lee Center. Mr Houser also leaves four brothers, George, Gustie, and
Carl of West Branch and William Houser of this city, two sisters, Mrs Joseph
Durr of Utica and Mrs Rosie Shaver of Rome, and five grandchildren.
West Branch - Much Sympathy is extended to
the Houser family in the death of John Houser who passed away Wednesday.
Rome Sentinel-March 10, 1927
West Branch - Jerry Houser, a well known
and highly respected resident of this place, passed away Wednesday evening
at 7:40 o'clock. On Saturday he suffered a stroke and gradually failed
until the end. Mr. Houser was born in West Branch March 10, 1862,
son of the late Jerry and Katherine Houser. On Nov. 4, 1892, he was
married to Emma Dorn of Constableville, who survives. With the exception
of five years when he lived in North Western, his entire life had been
spent in this place. For fifteen years he ran a saw mill. He was
postmaster for four years. Seventeen years ago he bought the farm
on which he
died. Besides his wife he is survived
by one son, Ellison and the following sisters and brothers; Mrs.
Rosa Shaver of Rome, Mrs. Joseph Durr and William Houser of Utica, George,
John, Augustus and Carl of this place. He was a member of West Branch
Grange and attended the Friends Church. He was a kind neighbor and
will be sadly missed.
Roswell M. Raymond
Rome Sentinel-October 27, 1890
Delta - The people of this village were greatly
grieved yesterday morning to learn that Roswell M. Raymond, one of the
oldest and most respected citizens here, had passed away at the age of
81. Mr. R. had been ailing for some time with a complication of diseases,
which terminated in pneumonia. He moved here from Rome 49 years ago
and conducted a boot and shoe store and shop, which, owing to failing health,
he had to give up five years ago. He was always honest and upright
in all his dealings. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, the 28th,
at 11 am. from the M. E. Church of which he has been a member for 40 years.
Rev. M.G. Wadsworth, assisted by Rev. J. W. Roberts, of Rome, will officiate.
Mr. Raymond leaves an aged wife, to whom he has been married for over fifty
years, and one son, William R. Raymond, of Lee Centre. In politiics
he was a Democrat.
David J. Tulloh
Rome Sentinel-August 8, 1910
David J. Tulloh, one of the best known and
most highly esteemed residents of this city, died at 3 am today at his
home, 105 E. Liberty Street, after a lingering illness. Last February
he was stricken with pneumonia and complications followed which caused
his death. David J. Tulloh was born in the town of Lee, on what is
known as the Belcher road, halfway between Point Rock and West Branch,
63 years ago, a son of James and Margaret Tulloh. He attended the
district school and finished his education at Whitestown Seminary at Whitesboro,
then one of the leading institutions of learning in central New York.
He came to Rome when a young man and his first employment here was with
the Wardwell Brothers, hardware dealers. From there about 38 years ago,
he went with S. Adams & Sons, iron founders and machinists, taking
charge of their books. He remained with them until seized by his
last illness. Some twenty years ago he purchased a livery business
on W. Willett street, conducting it in connection with his other business.
A few weeks ago he sold the livery to Adam Alder & Co. Mr. Tulloh
was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of
Roman Lodge No. 223, F & AM, Zeba Grotto No. 3, M.O.V.P.E.R., Marub
Lodge, No. 288, K.P. and Rome Council No. 15, R.A. In politics he
was a Republican. From Jan. 1, 1905 until May 1,
1909 he was a member of the Board of Fire
and Police Commissioners, retiring from this office by resignation.
He was a man of very fine qualities, and a sterling citizen. Every trust
reposed in him he carried out to the best of his ability, which was of
a high order. A man of very kindly disposition, he counted
every acquaintance a friend. Quiet and unassuming, he spoke no ill
of any one. If he could not conscientiously speak well of another
he held his peace. He had a high appreciation of humor, and always
saw the amusing side of things. The death of David J. Tulloh will
be sincerely regretted by a wide circle of friends. Mr. Tulloh was
married in Lee 38 years ago to Miss Helen Smith, who died March 27, last
Easter Sunday. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry W. Barnard,
and one brother, Daniel Tulloh, both of this city.
Walter S. Bushnell
Rome Sentinel-May 20, 1905
Walter S. Bushnell, aged 55, died at Utica
this morning. He had been ill since last September, and of late had
been failing rapidly. Mr. Bushnell was born in Lee, the son of Asa
Bushnell, and his early boyhood days were spent in this section, attending
school in this city. For six years he was engaged in the mercantile
business at Ava Corners, and for thirteen years, until his health failed
him, was in the same business at Ellisburg, Jefferson county. He
was well known and much esteemed throughout this entire section.
The remains were brought to this city today and taken to the residence
of his brother-in-law,
Daniel Tulloh, 105 E. Liberty Street.
He is survived by a wife and a sister, Mrs. M. Brewer, Camden.
Garfield W. Grems
Rome Sentinel-June 24, 1938
West Branch - Garfield W. Grems passed away
suddenly last evening at 7:15 pm at his home here. He was a son of
the late J. Wesley and Lydia Grems. He was born at West Branch Feb.
2, 1881. In 1908 he went to Rome to live. He married Miss Nina
Conrad in April, 1916. She passed away in 1921 and soon after her
death he came back to West Branch where he has lived since except two years
at Westmoreland and two years at Vernon. He attended the Friends
Church. He is survived by one son, Jack and a daughter, Nina, both
at home; two sisters, Miss Helen Grems, West Branch, and Mrs. R. V. Herring,
Herkimer; two brothers, Edward Grems, Boonville, and Amon Grems, West Branch;
and 17 nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Sunday at 2 pm standard
time, at the Friends Church; burial at West Branch. The Rev. A. W.
Benedict will be minister.
Lydia Somers Wilkinson
Rome Sentinel-August 9, 1915
Lee Center, Aug. 9 - On Saturday at about
8 0'clock pm occurred the death of Mrs. P. A.Wilkinson of this village.
She was the daughter of Thomas Somers and Sally Ann Shaver, and was
born in the town of Lee on July 16, 1839. Her entire life was spent
in this town. in early life she taught several of the schools
in Lee including the Lee center school. She was married to Phanette
A. Wilkinson on January 15, 1863, and lived for many years on a farm near
West Branch, moving in 1884 to a farm one mile east of this village.
She is survived by her husband and one son, Attorney A.. T. Wilkinson of
Camden, also by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. D. C. Park, Mrs. L.
F. Wentworth, Charles T. Somers of Lee, and Mrs. F. E. Wilson of
Syracuse. The funeral will be held at the house on Tuesday at 2:30
pm. Lydia Somers's schoolmates knew her as a quiet,
studious, home loving girl. As a woman she
possessed a sterling character, one who made no pretense of religion, but
believed in the creed of commendable daily living and the love of neighbor
as one's self. on lesson Mrs. Wilkinson's life teaches is cheerfulness
even in darkness. Her long and patiently-borne suffering was wonderful,
and to those about her she was always uncomplaining and kind. Those
who knew her best realize most keenly the dark shadow that has fallen in
the place she occupied. For 52 years she had walked by the side of
her husband, devoting to him her strength, skill and sweetness
of life, and all who knew her watched the
course of her last illness with deepest sympathy for the husband who will
be so lonely, the son at Camden, and the three remaining sisters.
Emily Somers Myer
Rome Sentinel-March 31, 1913
Mrs. Emily Myer died this morning at 2 o'clock,
aged 69 years, after a four months illness. Her husband, Charles
H. Myer, died Nov. 25, 1910. She is survived by four sisters and
one brother, Mrs. P. Wilkenson, Mrs. D. C. Park, Mrs. L. F. Wentworth,
Charles Somers, all of Lee Center, and Mrs. F. E. Wilson of Syracuse.
The deceased was a member of the M. E. Church and Ladies Aid Society and
was devoted to the cause and an earnest, Christian worker. Quiet
in demeanor, she yet won her way to the hearts of all who knew her and
she will be sadly missed. She was a lifelong resident of Lee Center,
the acquaintance or friend of nearly every
one in the place and her death is generally mourned. The sincere
sympathy of friends is extended to the bereaved relatives. The funeral
will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the house and at 2 at the M. E.
Cornelia Somers Park
Rome Sentinel-February 21, 1923
Ridge Mills - At the home of her daughter,
Mrs. M. E. Cleveland, Ridge Mills, at 9:45 o'clock this forenoon, occurred
the death of Mrs. Cornelia Park, aged 75. Her death was caused by
heart trouble. She had not been very well of late, although she had
been up and about the house up to Tuesday evening. The fatal attack came
during the morning hours.
Her maiden name was Cornelia E. Somers and
she was born in Lee Center. Her husband Dewit Park died in July 1918.
All of her life had been spent in Lee Center, with the exception of the
past four years, during which time she made her home with her daughter.
Mrs. Park is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cleveland. She leaves
two grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Hellig Jr., and Neil Cleveland; also several
nieces and nephews. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wilson and
Mrs. Clara Wentworth of Rome, who are spending the winter in Florida and
one brother, Charles Somers of Rome. Mrs. Parks was a member of
the Lee Center M. E. Church. She was
quiet and unassuming and was a lover of her home. She will be missed
by her many friends.
John W. Shaver
Rome Sentinel-March 9, 1898
Deansboro: March 9, - John W. Shaver
died on Monday, March 7, at the home of his son, Charles H., at Deansboro.
The chief cause of his death was old age. Mr. Shaver was born in
Dutchess county, NOV.. 29, 1813, and when 11 years old, moved with his
parents to Lewis county, where he lived till a young man. He then
went to the town of Lee,
where most of his life was passed.
He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Daniels, and in 1849
he was married to Miss Mary Bronson of Lee. He experienced religion
when a young man and lived a devoted, earnest, Christian life, for many
holding the offices of class leader and steward
in the M. E. Church, Lee Center. Two sons, Robert D. Shaver of Garden
City, Minn, by his first marriage, and Charles H. of Deansboro, with whom
he has made his home for 25 years, one brother, H. E. Shaffer of Rochester,
and one sister, Mrs. Oliver Meyers of Stokes, survive. The funeral
services will be held in the M. E. Church, Lee Center, on Thursday at 2:30
pm. Rev. J. R. Decker officiating. Interment will be made in the
Evergreen Cemetery, Lee.
M. Isabella Wilkinson Somers
Rome Sentinel-October 29, 1909
After making careful preparations for the
taking of her own life, Mrs. Charles Somers, of 533 West Embargo street,
yesterday morning cut her throat with her husband's razor, severing the
windpipe and the jugular vein. Hardly 10 minutes had elapsed since
her husband had seen her alive and when she was found by him dead.
Mr. Somers with his team, had been employed about a month on the new Rome
& Osceola Railroad. As he went to the barn yesterday morning
to feed and water his horses, carrying out a pail of water, he saw his
wife at the same time go out into the shed. On returning to the house
for another pail of water and to get his dinner pail, he called his wife,
but there was no response, and then he looked for her and found her dead.
The Open razor by her side told the story. Mr. Somers said that his
wife had appeared to be very nervous and melancholy
the past two months, and this was also noticed
by some of the relatives. A few days ago the deceased woman told
her husband of things in the house, and where they were located, articles
that he did not know were in the house. Mrs. Somers had done up all
her mornings work yesterday, had washed the dishes and put them away and
made up the beds. Her best black dress she had laid over the back
of a chair, evidently with the desire that she be laid way in it.
A charitable, kind and Christian woman, and an attendant at the First M.
E. Church, her sad ending is a deep blow to her devoted husband and many
loving friends. Mr. Somers had kept his razor in hiding of late,
but the other day after shaving he left it on the shelf where his wife
found it. He said that he had been afraid that she might take her
own life. Born in the town of lee, Mrs. Somers was a daughter of
late Mr. & Mrs. Albert Wilkinson.
She was married in Lee 34 years ago, and with her husband lived on a farm
there till eight years ago, when they moved into the city. Mr. Somers
had since personally looked after his farming interests. Surviving
besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Luther Evans of Oswego, formerly
of Rome, and three brothers, Phrenette Wilkinson of Lee, Edward of Whiteside,
Iowa, and Thomas Wilkinson of Seneca, near Auburn. Mrs. Evans arrived
from Oswego yesterday afternoon.
Rome Sentinel-March 18, 1886
On Thursday evening at 7:30 at the home of
his son, David Tulloh, 139 Dominick Street, this city, James Tulloh died,
aged 70 years. He had been ailing for about two years but for
only three weeks was he confined to his bed. His trouble was stomach
difficulty and a general wearing out of the system. He was born in
Cawdor, Nairnshire, Scotland and came to this country about 1830, taking
up residence at North Bay, in this county, where he conducted a farm for
many years. Later he removed to the town of Lee. About two
years ago, shortly after the death of his wife, Mr. Tulloh came to this
city and took up his
residence with his son David. He was
a man of excellent character and had the respect of all his acquaintances.
Four sisters, Mrs. James Watt, New York Mills, and three in Scotland, a
brother in Scotland, and three children, Daniel and David Tulloh of Rome,
and Mrs. William Ramsby of Augusta survive.
Lucy Kenyon Stedman
Rome Sentinel-November 2, 1901
The death of Mrs. Lucy, wife of Willett Stedman,
occurred a her home in West Lee about 5 am today. She was born at
Brookfield in the town of Lee, about a half mile from where her death occurred,
and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Kenyon. Her health had
always been of the best until about two years ago when she had a severe
attack of pneumonia. Since that time she had been in failing health.
The direct cause of death was nervous prostration combined with a complication
of diseases. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mr. Hugh
Kenyon, and a brother, Bloomfield Kenyon, the two latter
living at New York Mills. Mrs. Seymour
Ward of this city was a cousin of the deceased.
Grace Young Barnard
Rome Sentinel-February 23, 1920
At 5:30 pm on Sunday occurred the death of
Mrs. Henry Barnard Jr. at her home, 316 W. Embargo St. Three weeks
ago on Tuesday at the Rome Hospital she underwent a fourth operation for
an ailment for which there seems to have been no permanent relief, however,
she appeared to be getting along well and was removed to her home at noon
on Sunday. She seemed to be better than ever before and was bright
and cheerful, walking about the house and playing several pieces on the
piano. Later she went to her room for a rest. Her mother soon
afterward heard a noise in her daughter's room and upon going
there found her unconscious. A physician
was summoned but Mrs. Barnard had passed away before his arrival, heart
failure being the cause of death. Mrs. Barnard's maiden name was
Grace A. Young. She was a daughter of Mrs. and the late E. A. Young
and was born in Lee Nov. 20, 1874. The family removed to Rome when
she was six months old. Oct. 17, 1898 she was married to Mr. Barnard
who with her mother survives. She was a faithful member of the First
Baptist Church and of the Womans Society and the Sewing Circle connected
with the church. A woman of pleasing personality and kindly
deposition and made a wide circle of friends
who will sincerely mourn her death and will extend sympathy to the bereaved
relatives. She took great pleasure in rendering service for others
and in deeds of charity and was much esteemed and beloved.
Phanette A. Wilkinson
Rome Sentinel-Dec. 23, 1916
Lee Center, Dec. 23 - The death of Phanette
A. Wilkinson, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Lee Center,
occurred at 2:30 this morning. He had been seriously ill for about
twelve weeks, and had submitted to an operation at a hospital in
Utica early in October. Although he recovered sufficiently to be
removed to Lee Center, he never fully rallied from the effects of the operation,
and had failed rapidly for the past two weeks. Mr. Wilkinson was born in
the town of Lee, October 26, 1839, on the same farm where his father was
born in 1812. He was the son of Albert J. Wilkinson and his wife,
maiden name was Lovina H. Walker. His
grandfather, Josiah Wilkinson, was one of the earliest settlers in what
is now the town of Lee, having come from Connecticut in 1805, and having
soon thereafter purchased twenty-five acres of land, which is a part of
the farm still known as the old Wilkinson homestead. Phanette A.
Wilkinson was educated in the common schools of his native town, and also
attended the Union School at Lee Center. He was married January 15,
1863 to Lydia A. Somers who died in August 1915. His whole life was
spent in Lee where he followed the vocation of farming all his life, and
made a success of it. He was for many years a justice of the peace
of the town of Lee and held several other offices. He attended the
Methodist Episcopal Church here. Mr. Wilkinson was universally respected
by all who knew him and was known as a loyal
friend, an upright citizen and a good neighbor,
and a man who never shirked an obligation or went back on his word.
His loss will be deeply mourned by a wide circle of friends. He was the
eldest of a family of four children, of whom only one, Edwin A. Wilkinson
of Clarksville, Iowa, survive. He is also survived by his son, Lawyer
Albert T. Wilkinson of Camden, and by two grandchildren, Miss Mabel Wilkinson
and Lawrence B. Wilkinson, and by several nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be held in the Methodist
E. Church of Lee Center, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, at 3:30 o'clock.
Lewis F. Wentworth
Rome Sentinel-November 29, 1915
Lee Center - The death of Lewis F. Wentworth,
a well known and prominent resident of Lee Center, occurred at his home
about 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. For about a year he had been a
sufferer from heart trouble but had been confined to the house only since
Tuesday. Mr. Wentworth was a son of Edward and Elvira Wentworth and
was born in Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1848. When eight years old
he came to Lee and lived on a farm about one mile east of Lee Center.
His delight was agriculture, as was shown by his well tilled farm and pleasant
nicely kept buildings. About 15 years ago Mr. Wenworth came to this
village to live. On Aug. 26, 1874, he was married to Miss Clara Summers,
who, with an adopted son, Palmer Gould, survives. Mr. Wentworth will
be greatly missed in the community. He was a quiet, homeloving man,
much devoted to his family. The community will deeply sympathize
with the survivors in their bereavement. Funeral services will be
held at his late home on Wednesday.
Henry Barnard Sr.
Rome Sentinel-August 1, 1922
Henry Barnard Sr. died at his home, 106 W.
Embargo St., at 1 o'clock this morning. He had been out of health
for the past year, and for about four weeks had been confined to his bed
with Bright's disease and complications. Henry Barnard Sr. was one
of family of eight children, four sons and four daughters, of John Barnard
and Mary Smith, was born at Lee (State Road) June 28, 1836, and was therefore
in his 87th year. His father was a farmer and also conducted a tannery
and shoe shop at Lee, and the young man remained with him until he was
in his 20th year, when he came to Rome. In this city he started as
an apprentice to the harness maker's trade
with the late James Elwell. When he had finished his trade in 1861
Mr. Barnard, in partnership with the late Charles F. Keith, purchased the
business of Mr. Elwell. This partnership continued for about
15 years, when the firm sold out to the late Edward Barnard, a brother
of Henry Barnard Sr. Three years later Mr. Barnard again embarked
in the harness and saddlery business, subsequently taking as a partner
the late W. W. Peake. This partnership continued a number of years.
After its dissolution Mr. Barnard continued the business alone for a while,
and then formed a partnership with his brother Edward Barnard, and they
conducted a wholesale and retail harness and saddlery business in the Wiggins
Block on W. Dominick St. When that block was destroyed by fire the
firm bought the block at 111-115 W. Dominick street and built a factory
in the rear, the retail business passing into the hands of Henry Barnard
Jr. who still conducts it. Some years thereafter Henry Barnard Sr.
sold his interest in the factory to his brother Edward and retired from
active business. The manufacturing business is now conducted by the
Edward Barnard Co. In politics Mr. Barnard was a Democrat and for
many years was active in the councils of his party. In 1892 Hon.
E. Stuart Williams, then Mayor of Rome, appointed Mr. Barnard a
member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
and he served one term. In 1899 he was appointed an alderman in the
old fifth ward to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Alderman A.
S. White to the Mayoral. At the expiration of his term he was elected
alderman to succeed himself, although the fifth ward was a Republican stronghold.
Mr. Barnard was the oldest member of the board of directors of the Rome
Savings Bank and at the time of his death was first vice president of the
institution. For many years he was one of the appraisers of the bank.
He was a gentleman of the old school, ever kind and courteous to all, and
stood very high in the business circles of this city. He was greatly
esteemed by all who knew him and in his long and successful business career
he had made wide acquaintances throughout central New York. Although
quiet, almost retiring, in his disposition he made friends of all who came
in contact with him and his death will cause a feeling of sadness throughout
the city. he was a member of the Rome Club. In 1871 Mr. Barnard
married Miss Sarah Smith of Middleville,
Herkimer county. She passed away in
May, 1914. He is survived by one son, Henry Barnard, two daughters, Misses
Minnie and Ernestine Barnard, and one sister, Mrs. Etta B. Keith, all of
Mary Smith Barnard
Rome Sentinel-May 5, 1897
Mrs. Mary Smith Barnard, widow of John Barnard
and an old and well known resident of Lee and Rome, died at her home, No.
417 West Liberty street, at 12:10 o'clock Wednesday night, in the 89th
year of her age. She did not appear to have any disease, but suffered
a general breaking down of the system, due to her age. She had been
ailing all winter, but was confined to her bed less than four weeks.
Up to almost the last the family did not expect a fatal termination, but
thought she would raly again. The end came peacefully and she passed
away very quietly and without a struggle. Mary Smith Barnard
was a daughter of Levi Smith, and was born
in town of Lee on December 10, 1808. She was married on October 4,
1830 and lived on the State road, town of Lee, until 1867, when she moved
to Rome and passed the remainder of her days in the house where she died.
Her husband passed away on October 6, 1865. She was the mother of
eight children, seven of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. James Elwell,
John Barnard, Henry Barnard, Mrs. Charles Keith, Jay Barnard, Edward Barnard,
and Mrs. Etta Keith, widow of James L. Keith, all of whom live in Rome.
The other daughter, Mrs. E. B. Tupper, died Feb. 5, 1887.
Mrs. Barnard came of a long lived family. Her father lived to a great
age, and her only surviving sister, Mrs. A. I. Storey of Summit, Wis. died
on Feb. 7, 1896, aged 92 years. She had a wide circle of acquaintances
and was greatly beloved by
all who knew her. She retained the
use of her faculties up to the very last in spite of her age. Her
memory was good and some years ago she recovered her second sight and could
read without spectacles. She had a very cheerful temperament and
was a kind and warm-hearted neighbor. Few persons were more generally
esteemed. Her cheerful and sunny deposition made her a welcome visitor
wherever she went. Although she lived to a good old age she did not grow
old in spirit but was always interested in the young people and their plans.
She had a word of good cheer for everyone. Mrs. Barnard was a very
sympathetic nature and in the sick room was
particularly helpful. Every year a family reunion was held on Thanksgiving
day and the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that gathered
on those occasions made up a company that numbered from
32 to 35 persons, to all of whom her death
will came as a personal loss.
Emily Barnard Elwell
Rome Sentinel-December 28, 1908
The death of Mrs. Emily Elwell, widow of
James Elwell, occurred suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth
B. Keith, 113 W. Court Street, at 8:30 am today. Mrs. Elwell, for
some time had experienced heart difficulty, but it was not considered serious.
This morning while in the laundry in the basement she was stricken and
death soon followed. She was a daughter of the late John Barnard
Sr. and Mary Smith and was born in the town of Lee 76 years ago.
All her life had been spent in that town and in Rome. The death of
Mr. Elwell occurred in this city eight years ago. Surviving are one
daughter, Mrs. James W. Kittrell of Catskill, with whom Mrs. Elwell had
spent considerable time since the death of her husband; one brother and
two sisters, Henry Barnard Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth B. Keith and Mrs. Etta B.
Keith, all of Rome. Mrs. Elwell was a sonsistent
member of Zion Episcopal Church. During
her long residence in this vicinity she had made many friends who will
sincerely regret her death. She was a charitably inclined woman and
was loved and respected by all who enjoyed the pleasure of her acquaintance.
Rome Sentinel-May 1, 1908
John Barnard, a well known and highly respected
resident of the town of lee, died on Thursday afternoon. He was born
in that town 74 years ago and always had resided there. He always
followed the vocation of farming, of which he made a success. Mrs.
Barnard died about a year ago. Surviving are three children, Fred
J. Barnard of Rome, Miss Mame Barnard of Lee and Mrs. R. J. Williams of
New York; also one brother and three sisters, Henry Barnard Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth
Keith, Mrs. Etta Keith and Mrs. Emily Elwell, all of Rome. Perhaps
no man was better known in the town of Lee and surrounding country than
John Barnard. He was a man of excellent business ability, square
in his dealing and did unto others as he sought to be done by.
James L. Keith
Rome Sentinel-October 21, 1892
James L. Keith of 417 W. Liberty St. died
at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon aged 61 yrs. Mr. Keith had suffered
for nearly four years with consumption to which disease his death was due.
He was born in Newport, Herkimer county, New York and at 15 yrs of age
removed to Foreston, Illinois where he lived for 5 yrs going from there
to Freeport, Illinois. He became engaged in the fruit business in
that city, making it his home for 40 years. Failing health necessitated
his retirement and last spring he moved to Rome hoping that the change
of climate would prove beneficial. This hope was disappointed however
as he continued to fail in health and his death was not unexpected.
Besides a widow, Etta Barnard Keith, an adopted son, Arthur, sruvives him,
also his brothers, Bowen Keith of Fairport, George of Illion, and his sister,
Nancy Childs of Waukeegan, Illinois. The deceased was a son of the
late James Keith and a brother of the late Charles F. Keith of Rome.
Maria Barnard Tupper
Rome Sentinel-February 1, 1887
On Saturday at 8 pm after months of wasting
disease and patient suffering, Mrs. Maria Barnard Tupper, wife of Edward
B. Tupper, died at her home, 113 Liberty Street, in her 43rd year. About
eighteen months ago the deceased underwent a severe attack of pneumonia,
and for days hovered between life and death. This terrible disease
left the patient in a weakened and debilitated condition and she drifted
into consumption. Possessed of a strong constitution and great vitality,
she made a determined battle against the inroad of disease. Nothing
that loving friends and relatives could do was left undone. All was
vain, however. The dread disease slowly but surely sapped her
life away. She was not wholly confined to her bed until a short time
before her death. During her last few weeks on earth she suffered
severe and excruciating pain. She was very patient
through her long illness and no complaint
escaped her lips. She desired much to live for her husband and two
little children, but when she came to know that she must go she was calm
and resigned, praying in her moments of pain that death might soon come
to her relief. Her last day was peaceful and free from suffering,
and when she died her spirit took its departure so quietly that the friends
about her bedside hardly realized that the end had come and that the one
they loved so well was at rest. Mrs. Tupper was born at Lee (State
Road) and was a daughter of the late John Barnard. About twenty years
ago she came to this city with her mother and family and remained here
till he death. For about eleven years she, with her sister, formerly
Miss Etta Barnard, now Mrs. James L. Keith, was employed in the furnishing
store of H. Hannahs. Possessed of a very genial and
sunny disposition, she made friends rapidly
and kept them easily. In October 1880 she was married to Edward B.
Tupper of this city. Her husband, a daughter aged five years and
a son aged one and one-half years survive; also her aged mother, Mrs. Mary
Barnard of this city, four brothers, John Barnard of Lee and Henry, Edward
and Jay Barnard of Rome, and three sisters, Mrs. C. F. Keith, and Mrs.
James Elwell of Rome and Mrs. James L. Keith of Rockford, Ill. The
family of eight children is first broken by the death of Mrs. Tupper. She
was a member and communicant of Zion Church and a true Christian.
Daniel L. Wagar
Rome Sentinel-May 3, 1893
Daniel L. Wagar, an old resident and respected
farmer of the town of Lee, died yesterday, aged 69 years. He had
been ill one week with pneumonia. Mr. Wagar was born in the town
of Brunswick, Rensselaer county, NY and came to Lee forty years ago.
He was a man of many good qualities, honest and upright. In early
life he worked in Rome at his trade as a carpenter, but the latter part
of his years he spent at farming. His wife survives. Also one
brother, William, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Hyde of Brunswick.
DeWitt C. Park
Rome Sentinel-July 22, 1918
After an illness of seven months, DeWitt
C. Park, a well known and highly respected citizen of Lee Center, died
at the Rome Hospital at 9:30 o'clock this morning. He had been there
for treatment for some time. He was a son of the late William A.
and Sarah Ford Park and was born in Lee Center June 9, 1838, in which place
the greater part of his life had been spent. In his young manhood
he taught school in the state of Kentucky. He enlisted in the Civil
War August 13, 1862, at Rome, in Co. G 117th Regiment, NY Volunteers, serving
three years. During a forced march in the battle of Drurys Bluff
in July 1864, he received three severe sunstrokes being picked up insensible
and taken to the hospital at Hampton, Virginia. From that time to the present
he had been a sufferer. He was a member of Starr Post, G.A.R., at
Lee Center. He was brought to the home of his daughter at Ridge Mills
April 7, 1918, since that time his health has gradually failed, till death
claimed him. In Dec. 1868 he was united in marriage with Cornelia
E. Somers. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs.M. E.
Cleveland of Ridge Mills, and two grandchildren, Ethel M. and Neil M. Cleveland,
one sister, Helen M. Kenyon of Lee Center, and one brother, William A.
Park of Camden, besides several nieces and nephews.
Estelle Tulloh Barnard
Rome Sentinel-August 6, 1929
Mrs. Harry W. Barnard of 907 N. George Street,
was found drowned in Lake Delta at five minutes before 3 o'clock this afternoon.
About 11:30 this morning her chauffeur took her to the Rome Wire Company's
camp on the lake between the Teugega Country Club and the dam. She
asked him to return for her in a short time. He returned in a little
while but did not find Mrs. Barnard. The chauffeur then went away
looking for her and came back but did not find her. After a while
he went to the Teugega Country Club for aid and in company with Milton
Theobald, the club's professional, they searched about in thevicinity of
the camp. Her body was found fully clothes in shallow water.
It is supposed she was walking along the shore and fell and struck her
head on a stone, becoming unconscious and unable to help herself.
Dr. Dan Mellen was summoned and immediately began work of trying to resuscitate
her. The pulmotor from the police station was taken to Lake Delta
in the hope that it might be effective. Coroner Hubbard was notified
and immediately went to Lake Delta. Mrs. Barnard was Estella Tulloh,
a daughter of the late David A. Tulloh. Her whole life had been spent
in Rome. In September 1903 she was married to Mr. Barnard.
Mary Campbell Barnard
Rome Sentinel-May 8, 1907
Mrs. Mary E. Barnard, aged 78 years, died
from heart failure at 10:10 am today at the home of Charles H. Saulpaugh
at Lee (State Road). She had been confined to her bed for the past
four weeks. Mrs. Barnard was born in the town of Lee, where she always
resided. She was a daughter of Frank & Elizabeth Campbell and
was born on Jan. 24, 1829. She was a member of the Methodist Church
of Lee. The surviving relatives besides her husband, John Barnard,
are three children, Fred J. Barnard of Rome, Mrs. R. J. Williams of New
York, and Miss Marie E. Barnard of Lee. She also leaves two brothers
and two sisters, Edward Campbell of Rome, Timothy Campbell, Mrs. Charles
Cook and Mrs. William Armstrong of Taberg. Mrs. Barnard was a kind
and sympathetic neighbor and friend and was always ready to respond to
calls for assistance in times of trouble and affliction. She will
be greatly missed in the community where her life was spent.
Lewis N. Benedict
Rome Sentinel-April 24, 1938
Lewis N. Benedict, 81, retired teacher, grocer
and farmer, died at his home, Rome-Bartlett road, yesterday afternoon after
a two years illness. Mr. Benedict was born in Wisconsin, son of the
late Edward and Phoebe Overton Benedict and when a boy went to Victory,
NY with his father. He was educated in Red Creek Academy and later
taught school in district schools there. In 1879 Mr. Benedict came
to Rome, becoming a teacher at the Central New York School for the Deaf.
He retired from that profession in 1892. For a time he conducted
a store here and then moved to the farm where he died. On June 22,
1881, Mr. Benedict married Miss Harriet J. Lockwood. Two children were
born to this union, Mrs. John Z. Moore, missionary for the Methodist Episcopal
Church of Colorado Springs to Pyeng-Yang, Korea, and Bayard F. Benedict,
Moore has two children, Harriett E. and James
B. of Mr. Union College, Alliance, O. Mrs. Benedict died February
19, 1899, and on December 24, 1902, Mr. Benedict married Emma J. Weaver,
Smyrna, NY. To this union was born three children, Esther R., at
home; Augustus W., pastor of the Friends (Quaker) Church at West Branch,
and Charles E., Indianapolis. There also are seven other grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the John J. Strong Funeral Home, this
city, Wednesday at 2 pm.
Julia VanWagenen Hartson
Rome Sentinel-March 13, 1901
Stokes - The death of Mrs. Monroe Hartson,
aged 65 years, occurred at her home near here on Tuesday at 10 am.
The cause of death was pneumonia, superinduced by the shock of the death
of her son, Dr. Jesse A. Hartson, which occurred in Ava on March 7.
The day previous to his death she rode from her home to that of her son's,
about five miles and caught cold, and feeling ill she returned to her home
the following day and took to her bed, pneumonia developing the same day.
Mrs. Hartson was, prior to her marriage, Miss Julia VanWagenen, a daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Wessel B. VanWagenen, and was
born in Chautauqua County. While still
very young her parents moved to this vicinity. Nearly forty years
ago she was married to Monroe Hartson and they took up their residence
in the house where she died. From her long residence here she had
made many acquaintances, and nearly all had developed into a warm friendship
and respect, as the deceased was a woman of amiable disposition, kind hearted,
and one who was ready at all times to befriend a person in need.
Besides the husband there survive one daughter and two sons, Mrs. William
Jones and Lewis N. Hartson of North Western and LeRoy C. Hartson who lives
with his parents at the homestead, a brother, L. Van Wagenen of Westernville,
and two sisters, Mrs. E. G. Stevens of Camden and Mrs. Jeptha Brainard
of Illinois. Much sympathy is expressed for the family in their double
funeral will be held from the deceased's
late home at 1 pm Friday.
Evan V. Evans
Rome Sentinel-May 3, 1921
Death claimed one of Rome's best citizens
at 5:10 pm standard time on Monday, when Rev. Evan Vincent Evans
passed away at his home, 720 N. Madison Street. His health
had been failing gradually during the past 18 months. He was born
in Oriskany August 4, 1848, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Vincent
Evans. When only a few months old his parents moved to a farm in
the village of Delta in the Town of Western. January 1, 1872 he married
Miss Elizabeth Roberts who survives. At an early age he displayed
a fondness for the study of theology and in it he became well versed and
in had able service as a Methodist supply minister had occupied pulpits
in Steuben, New London, Lee Valley and Delta, preaching in Delta for the
last six months before the state took that village for a storage reservoir
for the Barge Canal, now Lake Delta. Nineteen years ago he retired
and for 17 years thereafter he lived in Lee Center, coming to Rome nearly
two years ago. Rev. Mr. Evans' life had been an exemplary one.
He was happy when tiling the soil and sincere when, on Sunday, he sought
to picture to his fellowmen the message which Christ has left for the guidance
of man in life. Besides his wife he is survived by these sons and
daughters: E. Luther Evans, Syracuse, Mrs. Kathryn Thomas, at home, 720
N. Madison street, Willard Evans of Lee Center, Mrs. Arthur Slone and Mrs.
Adolph Rebe of Lee Center, also six brothers and one sister, Hugh Evans,
John , Lewis, Edward, George V.,
all of Lee Center, and William H. of Rome,
and Mrs. Mary Pitcher of Clinton, and there are 11 grandchildren.
Elvira Cleveland Wentworth
Rome Sentinel-January 6, 1908
On Saturday morning at 7 o'clock occurred
the death of Mrs. Elvira Wentworth, widow of Edward Wentworth, an
esteemed resident of this place. Mrs. Wentworth had been an invalid
for many years, but her last illness dates from December 23, from which
time she suffered great agony until the end came. Elvira Cleveland
was born in Massacusetts Sept. 26, 1824, and was united in marriage with
Edward Wentworth April 11, 1844. He died Nov. 27, 1897. Mrs.
Wentworth is survivied by two children, Mrs. Lillie M. Burk, who resided
with her mother, and Lewis F. Wentworth of Lee Center; also one sister
Windsor, Mass. The following sisters
recently died: Lucinda A. Cleveland who passed away May 23, 1907,
aged 95 years, and Melvina E. Hurlbert, who died Sep. 1, 1907, aged 86
years. Mrs. Wentworth was most kindly cared for by the above named
daughter, and William Burk, a beloved grandson. She was loved and
respected by a large circle of friends who extend to the relatives sincere
sympathy. Funeral services will be held at the family residence on
Tuesday at one o'clock.
Sarah Ann Aucutt Clemens
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.
Lucy Emily Jacocks Wilson
Rome Sentinel-February 8, 1912
Lucy Emily Wilson died at 32 Faxton Street,
Utica, on Wednesday. She was born near West Branch, Oct. 11, 1836,
and was a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Jacobs. She was married
in 1863 to Harrison Wilson of this city. In 1868 Mr. Wilson went
to Colorado and located at Evergreen, about 30 miles from Denver.
Two years later Mrs. Wilson joined her husband and they resided on the
same place until Mr. Wilson's death in 1889. Mrs. Wilson was then
left with the care of the ranch, as their two children had died when small.
A few years after Mrs. Wilson came to Oneida county visiting and as most
of her relatives and those of her husband resided here she decided to close
up her financial affairs in Colorado and return to this state to spend
her declining years. The subject of this sketch was a woman of rare
personal ability, ever ready to aid those in sickness or distress, and
her willing hands found a large field for work in their western home.
She taught school for some time in their early days in Colorado, being
one of the first teachers in that section of the country. She was
a member of the First M. E. Church
of this city, where the funeral will be held
at 1 pm Friday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Erwin S. Countryman
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,
Rome Sentinel-September 20, 1880
Lee Centre Notes:
William Park died at Lee Centre, Sept. 19,
in his 92nd year. Mr. Park came from Berkshire county, Mass, in 1795,
and with the exception of about one and one-half years, he has lived in
Lee since that time. He settled on the farm now occupied by Chas.
L. Stedman, one mile east of Lee Centre. He raised a family of ten
children, seven of whom are now living, viz: Mrs. David Young, Mrs. Orrin
Kenyon, DeWitt C. Park and William A. Park, of Lee Centre; Mrs. Charles
Elmer of Delta; John Q. Parks of Minnesota Falls, Minnesota, and George
W. Park of Prophetstown, Illinois. Deceased was one of the foremost
citizens of Lee in his day. He was supervisor of his town thirteen
consecutive years. He was also Justice of the Peace three terms and
held other offices of honor and trust. Mr. Park led an honored and
useful life, and was highly respected by all. The
funeral will take place in Lee Centre Wednesday
at 1 pm.
October 5, 1880
(Lengthy write-up, front page, same basic
information as obit following but a little less family history)
(Probably Roman Citizen but name of paper
and date not indicated on clipping. Copies of this time period not
found on microfilm at Jervis Library.)
The late William Park was the youngest child
born to the late Jacob Park of Sangerfield, Berkshire county, Mass.
William was born in said town on the 27th day of April, 1789, and died
in Lee on the evening of the 19th of Sept. 1880, at the uncommon age of
91-1/2 years. The widowed mother, in 1795, took six of her children
and removed from Massachusetts to that part of Oneida County known as Steuben
and located a farm at what was then called the west end of the settlement.
The farm is now owned and occupied by G. W. Stedman. At the age of
(21), in 1810, William and his elder brother, the late Abijah Park, purchased
a farm embracing lands upon which are our main public buildings, including
the churches, stores and various shops and places of business, except the
grist and saw mills and the tannery. Lee Center then had no name
in history but was
known as the Western Settlement between the
Eastern civilization and Canada. In 1812 Lee had been incorporated
and admitted among the towns in the county. During this year Mr.
Park volunteered and went to Sackett's Harbor at the call of his country,
stayed three months and returned to his home. In 1814 he again went
and stayed forty days. He gave the grounds upon which the Union Church
was built in 1819 to the Union Eccelsiastical Society to be kept forever
for their use as a church, and also gave the town authority, subsequently,
to build a hall in the basement, and guaranteed the right of way.
In 1861, at
the breaking out of the rebellion, his patriotic
ardor broke forth, and his boys heard him say that if he was young again
he would shoulder his musket and start for the field of deadly conflict.
Dewit, his oldest son at home, taking the hint, enlisted, and John, an
older brother, then in the west, enlisted. Subsequently, when the
draft came, William, the boy at home, was drawn. The father needed
his help and raised $300, the draft money. In 1817, Mr. Park, although
quite young, was held in such esteem by his fellow citizens, that he was
elected to the office of Supervisor of Lee, and for fourteen successive
years he was re-elected to that office. He had gained the entire
confidence of his townsmen and from time to time other important offices
of trust were conferred upon him. He was estensively known and respected
throughout the county. He was always temperate in his
habits, strictly upright and honest in his
dealings with his fellow man. As a magistrate or justice of the peace
sitting to arbitrate between parties, his only aim was to ascertain what
was just. He was rigidly impartial, giving his opinions fearlessly.
It may be said of him, in his deals, that with him 99 cents didn't make
a dollar and 101 cents made more than a dollar, and he was willing to give
and receive a just dollar. He was a father of eleven children, seven
of whom survive him, and they have families of their own. There are
several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, but distance and cares
have prevented them from being present at the funeral. The aged patricarch
lived to see the sixth generation. Notwithstanding his age and feebleness,
and the infirmities of human nature during his last sickness and suffering,
the coming Presidential delection occupied his mind, and never in any intercourse
with him have I seen him more interested in any election that he was in
that of November next. He was highly delighted at the results in
Maine, and wished that Garfield and Arthur would be elected.
Jesse A. Hartson
Rome Sentinel-March 7, 1901
Ava - The death of Dr. Jesse A. Hartson occurred
at his home here at 12:15 this afternnon. The cause of his death
was pneumonia, from which he had been suffering for about a week.
There was a council of physicians yesterday and last night, but it was
found impossible to relieve him. The deceased was about 33 years
of age and have lived here for some six years. He was graduated at the
Baltimore Medical College and for a time was in the office of Dr. Cox at
Lee Center. He had been the correspondent of the Sentinel for several
years. In the community where he had lived he was highly esteemed,
both in his professional capacity and as a neighbor. He had been
town clerk of Ava for the past three years, and was again elected on Tueday
on the Democratic ticket by a majority of twenty-three. Surviving
besides his wife and son are his father and mother,
Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Hartson of Stokes,
two brothers, Lewis of North Western and Roy of Stokes, a sister, Mrs.
William Jones of North Western.
Rome Sentinel-June 18, 1928
Bursting of an inflated inner tube of an
automobile tire used as a means of support while swimming caused the drowning
of Squire Darling, 23, of 110 Spring Street, yesterday afternoon at the
swimming hole near the bridge in Stanwix. Mr. Darling had been in
the water for about half an hour and as he could not swim he was using
an inflated inner tube for support. The tube was small and he changed
to a larger one and as he was near the middle of the pool it burst and
he sank. Two friends went to his aid, but they could not catch hold
of him. The two men, Clinton Nash and Edward Webb, Rome, then called
help and the Rome police were notified.
Chief of Police Owens and Officers Engelbrecht, Shanley, Harrison and Skibitski
responded with grappling hooks and the body was recovered. Emilio
Spadafora, scoutmaster of the East Rome Troop of Boy
Scouts, applied the Shafer method of resuscitation,
but to no avail. Dr. Gordon Holden, coroner, Utica, was called in
the absence of Dr. H. F. Hubbard, Rome Coroner. Squire Darling was
born near Glenmore, town of Annsville, 23 years ago, a son of John B. and
the late Carrie Aucutt Darling. He was educated in District School
No. 14, and came to the city four years ago. He was employed in the
plant of the Rome Brass and Copper Company. Suviving besides his
father are two brothers and three sisters, Gordon Darling of this city,
Herbert L. of Utica, Mrs. Edward Maine, Cassbville, Mrs. Sylvester
Robillard, New York Mills, and Miss Ethel
Darling, Clayville. (Funeral Notice - Funeral will be held Wednesday.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery)
Ellen M. Stedman Waterman
Rome Sentinel-March 19, 1904
Taberg - At 8 o'clock this morning occurred
the death of Ellen M., wife of Calvin M. Waterman, aged about 70 years.
She had been in ill health for nearly two years but was feeling as well
as usual yesterday until about 9 pm, when she suffered a paralytic shock,
from which she never rallied. Mrs. Waterman was the oldest daughter
of the late Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Stedman and was born in the town of Lee,
but has spent the greater part of her life in this town. She was
a member of the Taberg M. E. Church and will be greatly missed in the church
and by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband,
daughter, Mrs. Philo Collins of Lairdsville,
and the following brothers and sisters: G. R. and E. K. Stedman and Mrs.
Susie Bailey, of this village, Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Ida Smith of Minnesota,
Mrs. Jay Miller of Fonda and Mrs. George Gray of Mannsville. Notice
of funeral will be given later.
Charles H. Myers
Rome Sentinel-November 26, 1910
Delta - Coroner G. N. Lehr of Rome was called
here on Friday evening to investigate the circumstances of the death of
Charles H. Myers of Lee Center. It was found that death resulted
from heart trouble with which Mr. Myers had been affected for about two
years. Mr. Myers left his home in Lee Center in the afternoon in
company with William Windelspecht, to come to the Ragan farm here for a
load of cornstalks. While in the field about five o'clock Mr. Myers
was seized with heart trouble and expired before medical assistance could
be summoned. Mr. Myers was well known in this vicinity and had held
several town offices including overseer of the poor for several terms,
and at the time of his death he was a member of the Board of Education
of Lee Center, and had served as president of the board. Mr. Myers
was born in the town of Vienna 64 years ago. In Lee
Center 43 years ago he married Emily Somers.
They lived in Vienna and North Bay for seven years and then went to Lee
Center and have since lived there. He attended the M. E. Church.
Mrs. Myers is the only surviving member of the family. The remains
were taken in charge by J. B. Wiggins & Son and removed to Mr. Myers
late home in Lee Center.
Ellen Pritchard Darling
Rome Sentinel-December 2, 1930
Point Rock - Ellen R. Pritchard, wife of
Clinton W. Darling, passed away at a Utica hospital Monday after a long
illness. She had been in failing health since early last spring.
She was a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her and sympathy is
extended to the bereaved family. Mrs.
Darling was born in Lee Center October 6, 1890, daughter of C. Enoch Prichard
and the late Mary Streun Pritchard. She was united in marriage with
Clinton W. Darling January 1, 1913 at Rome. For several years they
lived in Westmoreland, eight years ago purchasing the Lewis Henry place
in Point Rock, where they have since resided. Mrs. Darling attended
the Point Rock M. E. Church. Surviving beside her husband and father
are one son, Donald C., four sisters, Mrs. John Greindl, Mrs. Henry Smith,
Point Rock, Mrs. Roland Wood, Taberg, and Mrs. John CasBaker,
Rome, one brother, Richard Pritchard, Point
Rock, Funeral will be Thursday. Interment in Point Rock
Clarence P. Grogan
The Rome Police Station will not be the same
without Sgt. Clarence P. Grogan, who died unexpectedly Monday at the age
of 69. A member of the police force since 1921, he had been in charge
of the desk – the communications, booking and complaint center – for more
than 30 years.
This is a position from which one sees all
aspects of life. Sgt. Grogan maintained his sense of humor, his appreciation
of the outdoor life that he loved and his devotion to his assigned duties.
He was a good man who will be missed in our
police department and community.
Sgt. Clarence P. Grogan January 14, 1888
On March 4th, 1957, The Rome Police Department,
lost from its ranks, a devoted and beloved member.
The passing of Sergeant Clarence P. Grogan
is indeed a great loss to the police department, and to the entire community.
A devoted servant for thirty-six years, Sergeant Grogan had proven himself
a valuable Police Officer and a Gentleman, and in the performance of his
duty he was unswerven, honest, with a character above reproach.
Long known for his ardent love of the field
and stream, Sergeant Grogan was popular among those in the sporting circles.
As a police officer, he was loved and respected by those of us that had
the honor of working with him.
The Philip S. McDonald Police Benevolent
Association mourns the passing of this respected member, and extends its
sympathies and condolences to those whom he has left behind.