Camden Newspapers Obituaries
Ann Leuenberger - Town Editor
Camden Advance Journal: December 2,
Miss Jane A. Wasson
Passes to Final Rest
Beloved Resident of Camden for 34 Years --
Was Native of Amboy -- Funeral Saturday.
Miss Jane A. Wasson, one of Camden's
most respected citizens, passed away yesterday just at noon. Miss
Wason had been in poor health for several months but was confined to her
bed for a little less than two weeks at the last.
Jane A. Wasson was a daughter of the
late Hugh and Margaret Swanson Wasson, who came from Scotland. She
was born in Amboy September 4, 1854. Her early life was spent in
her native town and the past thirty-four years in Camden. The family
home is on Miner avenue, where she has lived with her sister since the
death of their mother twenty-five years ago.
Miss Wasson was a member of the First
Presbyterian church of Camden, a home body of cheerful disposition who
took great pleasure in doing whatever she could for others.
She is survived by a sister, Miss Margaret
J. Wasson, a brother, Hugh Wasson of Camden and by three nephews and a
niece: Roy J. Wasson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert H. Wasson
of Washington, D. C., William J. Wasson of Phoenix, Arizonia and Miss Margaret
M. Wasson of Ilion, N. Y.
The funeral will be held from her late home
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. F. Ernest Miller will officiate
and interment will be made in the family plot in Forest Park cemetery.
WASSON - In Camden, N. Y., December 1, 1926
Jane A. Wasson, aged 72 years and 2 months.
Camden Advance Journal: October 18,
KILLED BY AUTO NEAR PULASKI
BROTHER OF HUGH WASSON OF CAMDEN.
Mr. and Mrs. Wasson Were Driving to Their
Home, When a Syracuse Car Skidded and Crashed Into Them -- Mr. Wasson Instantly
Killed, His Wife Badly Bruised, One of the Horses Injured So It Was Necessary
to Kill It -- Remains Brought to Camden for Burial.
One of the most shocking automobile
accidents of the season occurred Saturday afternoon near Pulaski, at which
time the life of William Wasson was instantly taken, his wife quite badly
hurt and one of their horses had to be killed as its legs were broken.
Mr. Wasson was a former Amboy man, a brother of Hugh Wasson of Wolcott
Hill and the Misses Wasson of Miner avenue. A Pulaski dispatch to
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports the accident as follows:
"Pulaski, Oct. 13 -- William Wasson,
65, a farmer residing on the Salt road, about two miles south of Pulaski,
was instantly killed at 4 o'clock this afternoon when he was struck by
an automobile owned and driven by George C. Gildersleeve, a druggist of
"The accident accurred in the vicinity
of the Advent Church at a point about three miles south of this village.
Mr. Wasson, who had been a resident of this town for many years, coming
here from Amboy, was driving his team. He was accompanied by his
"They were on their way to the Wasson
farm, a mile north of the scene of the accident. Mrs. Wasson was
seated in the rig, a milk wagon, her husband was standing at the side of
"The Syracuse man was on his way from
that city to Watertown, accompanied by Mrs. Gildersleeve and the latter's
mother, Mrs. Jennie Mellon of Watertown, who had been spending some time
with her daugther in Syracuse.
"As the Gildersleeve car neared the
spot where the accident occurred another machine was approaching from the
north. In attempting to turn out the car of Mr. Gildersleeve skidded
and before he could control it the automobile crashed into the milk wagon,
striking Mr. Wasson and throwing Mrs. Wasson from the rig.
"One of the horses was so badly injured
that it was found necessary to kill it a few minutes after the collision.
The car of Mr. Gildersleeve turned over in the ditch but the occupants
escaped with a severe shaking up. Mrs. Wasson was severely bruised
but no bones were broken.
"The state highway was in poor condition,
resulting from the heavy rain storm which prevailed at intervals yesterday
and today. It was stated this evening that an examination of the
Gildersleeve car showed that the brakes had failed to work when applied
by the driver. His machine was badly wrecked.
"Mr. and Mrs. Gildersleeve and Mrs.
Mellon were taken to the Pulaski House and this evening returned to Syracuse
on the night train. Dr. Leroy F. Hollis of Lacona, coroner for the
eastern end of Oswego county was notified and directed the removal of the
body of Mr. Wasson to the undertaking rooms of Enos & Morton where
an autopsy was performed by Dr. Fred L. Ritter of Pulaski, coroner's physician.
"The autopsy showed a severe fracture
of the skull extending from temple to temple, both legs were fractured
and other injuries suffered."
Camden Advance Journal: May 16, 1935
Miss Wasson, 75 Dies Suddenly
Native of Amboy, Camden Resident 42 Years
-- Funeral to be Held Saturday Afternoon
In usual health at 8 o'clock last
evening having just completed writing two letters, Miss
Margaret J. Wasson breathed her last at 8:30 last evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Young, Miner avenue.
Thus suddenly ended the life of this long-time
and beloved resident of Camden.
Margaret J. Wasson was born in the
town of Amboy January 5, 1860, daughter of the late Hugh and Margaret Swanson
Wasson. Her early life was spent in the town of her nativity, until
forty-two years ago when she and her sister came to Camden and bought the
Edgerton property at 45 Miner avenue. After the death of her sister
in 1926 she continued to occupy the home until taken ill early in March.
Since she had been cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Young.
Miss Wasson was a member of the Presbyterian
Surviving besides her brother, Hugh
Wasson of this village, are three nephews and a niece, William J. Wasson,
Phoenix, Arizonia; Roy J. Wasson, Colorodo Springs, Col.; Robert H. Wasson,
Batavia, N.Y.; Miss Margaret Wasson, Ilion, N.Y.
The remains are at the residence of
Undertaker J. Floyd Smith, until Saturday, when the funeral will be held
from Miss Wasson's former home at 45 Miner avenue, at 2 o'clock.
Rev. B. A. Walton is to officiate. Interment in Forest Park cemetery.
Bearers will be Alex Swanson, Fred H. Swanson, Walter E. Lobdell, A. T.
Wilkinson, W. J. Young and Mr. Higby.
WASSON - In Camden, N.Y. May 15, 1935 Margaret
J. Wasson, aged 75 years and 4 months.
Obituary from the Camden Advance Journal:
Thursday, February 8, 1894
Mary Isabel wife
of Morris Roberts and daughter of John Swanson on Mexico Street,
died of consumption at her father's house this morning, after an illness
of several months. Mrs. Roberts a young lady greatly beloved by her
relatives and friends, was a member of the Presbyterian church of this
village, and a consistent christian. The bereaved husband has the
sympathy of all in this his second bereavement within the past few months,
when they lost a little daughter. This is also a crushing blow to
doting parents and affectionate brother and sister of deceased. The
hour of funeral is not announced as we go to press.
ROBERTS - In Camden, N.Y., Feb 8, 1894, Mary
Isabel, wife of Morris Roberts, aged 26 years.
Camden Advance Journal: 1935
DIES AT AGE OF 65
Retired Railroad Man Had Been Active in Church
and Lodge Work
Camden, Dec. 2 -- Milton Eastham, 65,
retired railroad employe, an active worker in affairs of the local Methodist
Episcopal Church and a past master of Philanthropic Lodge, F. and A. M.,
died Sunday night at a Rome hospital where he had been taken on Friday.
He had been in poor health for a few months.
He was born at Auburn, January 18,
1870, a son of the late Edmund and Lucy Armstrong Eastham. His father
died when he was 14 years old, and at the age of 22 he learned the trade
of telegrapher and held positions with the Lehigh Valley and New York Central
railroads at Camden, Spencer, Ludlowville and McConnellsville. He
was station agent for the N. Y. C. in Camden from 1902 to 1918, when he
resigned to become one of the telegraph operators here and at McConnellsville.
He married Miss Helen Swanson of this
place on December 20, 1894, her death occurring October 2, 1918.
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a member of the
official board. He had always taken an active part in church affairs.
He served Philanthropic Lodge of Masons as master in 1930.
Surviving are two sons, Milton and
John Eastham of Camden; two sisters Mrs. Stephen Haven of Sayre, Pa. and
Mrs. Arthur Brown of Spencer.
Funeral services will be held at the
home of his son, John Eastham, 61 Second St., on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The Rev. W. K. Bradshaw will officiate and members of the Masonic Lodge
will conduct their ritual. Burial in charge of J. F. Smith will be
made in Forest Park Cemetery.
Obituary from the Camden Advance Journal:
Thursday, October 3, 1918
MRS. MILTON EASTHAM
DIES VERY SUDDENLY
STRICKEN WITH CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE AT 11 MONDAY
And Passed Away About Four and a Half Hours
Later - Past Matron of Eastern Star and Had Taken Two Grange Degrees -
Esteemed and Beloved By Wide Circle of Friends.
About 3:30 Tuesday morning, occurred
the death of Mrs. Milton Eastham at her home, 1 1/2 miles from this village,
on Wolcott Hill. She had been in her usual health, until about 11
o'clock Monday evening, when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage which resulted
in her death.
Mrs. Eastham was formerly Helen A.
Swanson, daughter of John and Elizabeth Rush Swanson, and was born in Camden,
April 22, 1870. She was married to Milton Eastham on Dec. 20, 1894.
She had lived in the different places where Mr. Eastham's work as operator
and station agent for the New York Central Railroad has taken him and they
returned here to live from Canton, 11 years ago. Mrs. Eastham was
a member of the Methodist church and also a prominent member of the O.E.S.
She had been Past Matron of the latter order, and, at present, held the
office of Associate Matron. She was also joining the Grange and had
taken two degrees at the meeting, Saturday evening. Her death came
as a great shock to the members of the family and her many friends as well.
She was of a friendly nature, a good neighbor and much interested in her
She is survived by her husband, two
sons, Milton Earl, who is at Camp Dix, and John of Camden, and one brother,
Fred Swanson, also of Camden, to all of whom profound sympathy is extended.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday
from the Methodist church. The O. E. S. will attend in a body.
EASTHAM - In Camden, NY, Oct. 1, 1918
Helen A. Swanson, wife of Milton Eastham, aged 48 years, 5 months and 8
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, March
Services Performed for M. E. Eastham
Milton Earl Eastham,
69, a World War I veteran, died early Friday in a Canandaigua hospital.
Son of Milton and Helen Swanson Eastham,
he was born October 10, 1895, in McConnellsville. He attended Camden
High School and for 23 years was a village mail carrier. Mr. Eastham
was inducted into the service on September 28, 1917, and received his discharge
November 30, 1920. He was the recipient of the Victory Medal.
He served as a member of the Camden Board of Education from 1939 to 1942
and after centralization of the system he was district clerk from 1942
to 1963. He was a member of the Camden Methodist Church, a trustee,
member of its official board and had served as financial secretary for
many years. He was also a member of its Men's Club and Philathea
Class, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He had
also been active in Scouting and Masonic Circles. He was a member
of Philanthropic Lodge, F&AM, master in 1926 and 1927, and lodge secretary
for 28 years. He served as district deputy grand master of the Second
Oneida District in 1935. Mr. Eastham had also served
as high priest of Darius Chapter, RAM, was a member of Rome Commandery,
Ziyara Temple AAO - NMS, the Western Shrine Club, Camden Chapter, OES and
of the North Star Court of Amaranth.
He was a past commander of the Arthur S.
Moran Post, American Legion, Camden, and a member of the Camden Grange.
Mr. Eastham was thrice married. His first wife was Margaret Durgee,
and his second, Elsie Watkins. Both are deceased. On
January 26, 1946, in Johnstown, he married Gladys Vedder. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. Harlow W. Parson, pastor of the first Baptist
Church. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara) Braell,
Palmyra; a son, Donald Eastham, Mannsville, one brother, John Eastham,
Camden; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held at 2:30 Sunday at the E. H. McDaniels funeral home,
47 Miner Ave., with the Rev. George Dolch, pastor of the Methodist Church
officiating. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery with these bearers:
J. Edmund Durgee, Delis T. Vedder, Richard C. Vedder, Llwellyn P. Woodard
and Harold C. McDaniels. Members of Philanthropic Lodge conducted their
ritualistic services at the funeral home Saturday evening.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, October
Services Thursday For John E. Eastham
John E. Eastham,
71, of 61 Second street, Camden, died Oct. 12 at his home after a long
illness. He was born May 10, 1899, in Ludlowville, the son of Milton
and Helen Swanson Eastham. He was married to Marjorie
E. Harris September 17, 1921 in Williamstown, with the Rev. William Stimson
officiating. He was a member of Camden United Methodist Church, served
as superintendent of the Sunday school for many years, and also taught
a Sunday school class. He was a past member and treasurer of the
Church Board of Trustees.
He was a member of Philanthropic Lodge
164, F&AM, and Darius Chapter 144, RAM, and a past president of the
Onieda County Square Club. Owner and operator of Johnny Eastham's
Plumbing & Heating for over 30 years, he also worked 9 years for Camden
Wire Co. Inc., retiring in 1968. He is survived
by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Wilson (Helen) Lovenguth of DeWitt and
Mrs. Paul (Muriel) Musch, Camden; and 7 grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held Thrusday at 1 p.m. at the E. H. McDaniels
funeral home with Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating. Burial will be
in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Calling hours
are Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, May
On Sunday morning George Rush, a resident
of this town, who for years has lived on his farm on the cross road from
Mexico street to the Hillsboro road, was found dead in bed at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Adelbert H. Percival on Voorhees avenue in this village.
His wife died February 15th and for the past three weeks he had been visiting
in this village with his children. He had not been well for some
time and had been doctoring for kidney trouble and heart disease.
He had been feeling usually well and on Saturday night spoke of this fact,
he having walked about the village during the day. The family were
greatly shocked to discover that he had died during the night. Dr.
Shaver, who had been doctoring him recently was called and pronounced his
death due to heart failure. Mr. Rush was born in Germany
77 years ago. When nine years of age he came to America and before
coming to Camden resided in Utica and Verona. Forty-eight years ago
he came to Camden and has spent all this time on the farm near Hillsboro.
His wife was Miss Belinda Pond of Connecticut. He was respected by
all who knew him, and many friends will mourn the death of a true friend
and helpful and generous neighbor. He was a member of the Congregational
church, and until the years were heavy upon him was a regular attendant
of church services. He leaves to sorrow for the death of a
loving and considerate father three children: George H. and R. M.
Rush and Mrs. Adelbert H. Percival of this village; also the following
brothers and sisters: Jacob Rush, Mrs. John Swanson and Mrs. Mary
Loevenguth of Camden, Mrs. Lucy Thalman of Rome, Mrs. Jacob Thalman of
Geneva and Charles P. Rush of Hillsboro, Ill. The funeral was
held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of his daughter on
Voorhees avenue, Rev. R. Abbott officiating. Interment was made in
RUSH - In Camden, N.Y. April 30, 1899, George
Rush, aged 76 years, 7 months and 22 days.
Camden Advance Journal: February 16,
MRS. GEORGE RUSH
After a long and painful illness,
on Wednesday Belinda wife of George Rush, was released from earthly suffering.
Mrs. Rush was born in Connecticut, and was one of a family of five children,
two sisters and three brothers. She was married to George Rush of
this town 53 years ago last Christmas, and came to Camden and has since
lived in the home near Hillsboro where she closed her eyes in the last
sleep. She was a consistent and earnest christian and member of the
Congregational church of this village. She was held in high esteem
by her neighbors and friends for her many good qualities. Besides
her husband she is survived by three children, George H. and Riley M. Rush
and Mrs. A. H. Percival, all of this town who mourn the loss of a devoted
and affectionate wife and mother. She also leaves one sister Mrs.
Emily Pond of Torrington, Ct. The funeral will be held at the
late residence on Saturday at 1:30, Rev. E. Evans officiating.
RUSH - In Camden, N.Y., February 15,
1899, Belinda, wife of George Rush, aged 75 years and 11 months.
Camden Advance Journal: 1929
GEORGE H. RUSH
Stricken with a Heart Attack Monday Afternoon
Dies Few Hours Later Old Esteemed Resident
Had Lived in Massachusetts of Late Years,
and was going " Home" this Week
Stricken with a heart attack as he
was assisting in the flower garden Monday afternoon, George Henry Rush,
well known and highly esteemed Camdenite, failed to recover entirely and
suddenly died at 7:45 that evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. H.
Percival, 19 Voorhees Avenue. A strange coincidence of his death
is that he was planning to return to Massachusetts next Saturday
after an extended visit here with his sister, brother and other relatives.
The fatal attack came like a bolt from a clear sky. He had been in
usual good health and during the afternoon oined his sister and family
in fixing up a flower plot in the yard. Seized with an acute heart
pain he went within the house and home remedies relieved the condition,
but later he grew worse and Dr. Bell was called. He was a great sufferer
until the end came.
Born in Harmington,
Conn., November 29, 1848, Mr. Rush was a son of the late George and Belinda
Pond Rush who came to Camden to reside when he was a small child.
With the exception of about fifteen to twenty years, Mr. Rush spent the
remainder of his four-score years in this town.
After his school days his first work was with J. W. Mix in the latter's
canning factory which was located at the top of Mix Hill where
Harry Clements now resides. He continued
with Mr. Mix for a number of years and also remained in his employ after
the factory business was moved to the Railroad Street site, which eventually
became the property of L P. Haviland. Mr. Rush and his son, Clarence,
established a planing mill business in New Britain and in this factory
the deceased had the misfortune to lose a hand in a planer. After
her recovered, he returned here and for a number of years was employed
in the George W. Dana factory. In 1869, Mr. Rush
married Dora Stevens who dies in April 26, l885. He was a member
of the Camden Cornet Band, which was organized in l883 and existed for
nine years. He also served the village as a fireman for many years
and was a member of Hose Co. No. l.
He leaves a son,
Clarence Rush of Hartford, Conn, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren;
a sister, Mrs. A. H. Percivall and brother,
Riley M. Rush, both of this village.
The funeral is held this afternoon from the Percival home at 3 o'clock,
the Rev. C. G. Roop officiating. Bearers will be George W. Dana,
Fred Becker, A.H. VanDeWalker, and H. L. Monroe. The body will be
laid beside the remains of his wife in Forest Park cemetery.
Camden Advance Journal: April 28, 1887
MRS. G. H. RUSH
Died at Camden, N. Y. Tuesday, April 26,
Mrs. Dora, wife of George Henry Rush, aged 40 years.
Mrs. Rush's parents came from Germany many
years ago. She was born at Coonrad Settlement, near Rome, N. Y.,
and was one of ten children. She has been a resident of Camden about
20 years. Mr. and Mrs. Rush were married October 14, 1869.
Last summer she was quite sick with a stomach difficulty for some time.
The disease returned again a few weeks ago, when it was found to be a cancerous
affection of the liver. She was confined to her bed for about three
weeks. Mrs. Rush boarded a number of young men at different times
for a few years past and attached them to her quite strongly. She
was a faithful and loving mother and wife, a good neighbor and friend.
Home was the center of interest to her. She died trusting in the
Savior. A husband and one son are left in much lonliness to mourn
her loss, and many relatives and friend share with them and sympathize
with them in their bereavement.
Camden Advance Journal: March 24, 1949
Clarence S. Rush,
78, Dies At Granddaughter's Home
Clarence S. Rush, 78, died Tuesday
morning at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. George White, 12 Sixth Street,
with whom he had made his home for the past six years. He had been
ill but a short time. Mr. Rush was born Sept. 2, 1870, in Camden,
a son of George H. and Dora Stevens Rush. His wife, the former Millie
Dana, to whom he was married in Camden July 3, 1889 by the Rev. M. L. Dalton,
died in 1942. He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist,
Rome, and of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Boston. Mr. Rush received his education in district and local schools,
and after his marriage resided in the State of Virginia, New Britain, Conn.,
and Springfield, Mass., returning to Camden about 16 years ago.
He had been in the woodworking business all his life, and until his retirement
a year ago, was employed for 10 years by the Rochester Shoe Tree
Company. Surviving in addition to the granddaughter at
whose home he died are two sons, Cleon, Springfield, Mass., and Earle,
Camden; also three other granddaughters, Mrs. Emory LaVancher, Mrs. George
Henderson, and Miss Barbara Rush, all of Camden, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the B. A. Sanborn &
Son funeral home, Camden. Mrs. Frank Jayne, Rome was the reader.
Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, October
Prominent Citizen Called - Riley
M. Rush, Churchman, Mason, Granger, Civic Worker
Two Successive Strokes Within Few Minutes
Takes This Well Known Camdenite as He Awaited Time for Church --
Funeral Held Yesterday Afternoon.
Riley M. Rush, highly esteemed citizen
and a man who had long been prominent in the civic affairs of Camden, suddenly
passed away Sunday morning at the home of his son, Elmer M. Rush.
Mr. Rush arose before the rest of the family that morning, as was customary
on Sundays. He dressed in readiness to attend church and then sat
down to read, when suddenly he was stricken with what proved to be a stroke.
His son, learning of his predicament, immediately called a nearby physician,
Dr. D. M. Allison, who quickly responded. Within a few minutes Mr.
Rush suffered the second shock, which caused his death at about 9 o'clock.
MOST OF HIS FOURSCORE AND THREE YEARS SPENT
was born on the Rush farm homestead just west of the village, December
17, 1857, son of the late George and Belinda Pond Rush. With the
exception of a few years when he served as a processor in canning factories
at Oneida, Cortland, and Auburn, he had lived in Camden. He also
worked in local canneries. He served as local agent for the National
Express Company before the sale of the E. C. & N. Railroad to the Lehigh
Valley Company, and at one time conducted a coal business, in conjunction
with which he carried on a general trucking business. This line he
sold to the late John F. Jeffrey. He was one of the game protectors
of Oneida County for a number of years, and aided in the fight to eliminate
fish piracy on Oneida Lake. A fine cabinet worker,
Mr. Rush was connected with the pattern department of the Camden Water
Wheel Works, and also with its succeeding owners, the Camden Hydraulic
Corporation. He later followed carpentry, and his final business
activity before retirement was association with his son Wilbur in carrying
on motor express lines between Camden and Utica.
Loyal as member of the Methodist Church, Mr. Rush had been one of its most
valued members down through the years -- a singer in its choir, member
and head of the official board and superintendent of the Sunday school.
Last Charter Member of Grange.
He was the last
surviving charter member of Camden Grange.
In Masonry, he joined Philanthropic Lodge F. and A. M., in 1891, and two
years later became affliated with Darius Chapter, R. A. M., of this
village. He had served as local welfare officer,
and years ago was an official of the old town fair that was known as Camden
Industrial Association. He was one of the last members of the Camden
Cornet Band, which flourished in the '80's and '90's.
For fifteen years he served on the board of trustees of Camden Cemetery
Association as its president, a position he held at the time of death.
He took a great interest in the cemeteries and gave liberally of his time
in carrying on the good work that is noted in the upkeep on Camden's burial
grounds. July 1, 1875, Mr. Rush married Miss Emma
Crandall, their wedded life extending over a period of about 52 years,
or until she passed on in 1927. To mourn his loss
are two sons, Elmer M. and Wilbur E. Rush; four grandchildren, Harold,
Beatrice, Arlene, and Margaret Rush; two great-grandchildren, Donald and
Arthur Rush; a sister, Mrs. Mary Percival; two nieces, Miss Maud Percival,
Mrs. Frank A. Sanborn, and a nephew, Clarence Rush, all of Camden.
Riley M. Rush was one fine gentleman and leaves a wide circle of friends
who will long cherish his memory. He possessed many good traits,
and his influence for good lives on.
Masons Confer Funeral Rites.
There was a very
large attendance of friends at the funeral, which was held at 2 o'clock
yesterday in the B. A. Sanborn & Son funeral home. The place
was filled, and a wealth of flowers also attested to general high esteem
in which Mr. Rush was held by relatives, neighbors and friends.
The Rev. T. J. Williams, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated, assisted
by the Rev. Harold Buckingham of Oneonta. Bearers were Harold Sanford,
Clarence E. Young, Stanley Cox, Dr. J. T. Prichard, John A. Litts and Fred
E. Colburn. Interment was in the family plot in Forest Park Cemetery.
Members of Philanthropic Lodge attended in a body and conducted the committal
service of the lodge at the grave, with Worshipful Master Harold I. Sanford
and Chaplain John A. Litts officiating.
Camden Advance Journal: January 20,
Mrs. R. M. Rush
BELOVED WOMAN OF VILLAGE WHO WILL BE MISSED
BY MANY FRIENDS
Formerly Emma E. Crandall
Born in Camden in 1857 and Had Spent Practically
Her Whole Life Here.
One of the thoroughly
good and greatly beloved women of Camden was called from this life last
Thursday about noon when Mrs. Riley M. Rush breathed her last at the family
home in Second street. She had been in ill heatlh for a number of
years and from time to time had suffered from critical attacks that foreshadowed
the end. Mrs. Rush was born February 14, 1857,
on Wolcott Hill, in the town of Camden, and had resided in the town all
but about 10 years of her life. Her maiden name was Emma Elizabeth
Crandall, and her parents were the late Ebenezer and Betsey Howland Crandall.
Her marriage with Mr. Rush was soleminzed July 1, 1875, the ceremony being
performed by the Rev. A. L. York at the home of the bride's parents.
The golden anniversary of their wedding was fittingly observed in 1925.
Just prior to that time she had been very ill and it looked doubtful if
she would be spared to see her golden anniversary day. But her condition
improved and it was a supreme joy of her life that the memorable event
became a possibility. Mrs. Rush was a valued member of
the Methodist church with which denomination she united in membership many
years ago. She was greatly interested in all church work, in matters
pertaining to the uplift of humanity, and the advancement of the missions.
She was affiliated with the Home Missionary Society, and also was one of
the charter members of the Camden Grange. She was
a devoted, loving wife and mother, a woman of many virtues, whose kindness
and sympathies ever dominated her associations with neighbors and friends.
Thus it is today that her passing is regretted by all who knew her.
Each friend will long cherish the memory of her useful and inspiring life.
Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Wilbur E. Rush of this village,
Elmer M. Rush of Wolcott Hill, and four grandchildren, Harold, Beatrice,
Arline and Margaret Rush, children of Elmer Rush. She also leaves
two nieces and several cousins. From the family
residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock the funeral was largely attended,
the Rev. N. A. Darling, her pastor, officiating. Mr. Darling closed
his remarks with the recital of a beautiful poem which was a favorite with
the deceased. There was no music. A wealth of flowers expressed
in a mute way the general sorrow and sympathy of friends from far and near.
There were 26 beautiful pieces, among them being ones from the Grange,
N. Machine Corp., Cemetery Association Trustees, Directors Grange Store
and a "neighborhood piece." Bearers were Dr. W. J. F. Van Allen,
Dr. J. T. Prichard, R. C. Knapp, and A. H. Vandawalker. The remains
were buried in the family plot in Forest Park Cemetery.
Among those from out of town present at the services were George H. Rush
of Huntington, Mass., Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Shaw of Utica.
Camden Advance Journal: June 5, 1947
Mrs. Percival Dies At Age of 87 Years.
Mrs. Mary E. Percival
died June 1, 1947, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Sanborn,
49 Second street, after a short illness. She had lived at her daughter's
home since 1930. Although 87 years old at the time
of her death, she had remained actively interested in currant day affairs
until taken ill, and was especially noted for her skilled handiwork.
During the war years, when Camden Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
was completing a number of afghans for the comfort of hospitalized veterans,
Mrs. Percival, as a friend, donated many hours of her time to help in this
project, contributing to the chapter many packages of knitted squares.
Born May 21, 1860, on Dutch Hill road, in the Town of Camden, she was a
daughter of George H. and Belinda Pond Rush. She was married to Adelbert
H. Percival, November 13, 1879 in Camden, the ceremony being performed
by the Rev. Ethan Curtiss. Mr. Percival died in 1929.
Mrs. Percival's husband built the first residence on Voorhees Avenue, which
was still a wooded section, and the family moved there to live. Of recent
years, as her age increased the many friends of Mrs. Percival joined relatives
in wishing her well on her birthdays, remembering the day with messages,
flowers and gifts. Mrs. Percival was a member of the Methodist church
here, and was a charter member of Queen Village Rebekah Lodge, Camden.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Maude Percival, Camden; Mrs. Sanborn,
with whom she lived; two grandsons, Donald R. Sanborn and Richard F. Sanborn;
three nephews Clarance, Wilbur and Elmer Rush, all of Camden. Funeral services
were held yesterday at 3 p.m. at the B. A. Sanborn and Son funeral home,
performed by the Rev. B. A. Walton, and burial was in Forest Park Cemetery,
Camden. Bearers were Kenneth Ostrander, Robert Furbush, Raymond Vrooman,
Leroy Plumley, Leon Card and Donald H. Barker. Attending from
out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hough of Bristol, Conn.; Mrs.
Orville Manzer, Turin; Mrs. Lola Alstad, Sherrill; Mrs. Charles Barden,
Rome and Mrs. Emerson Neuthardt, Buffalo. Among the profusion of
beautiful flowers were tributes from the United Church Queen Village Rebekah
Lodge, auxillary of Arthur S. Moran Post, American Legion, neighbors, friends
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, April
Mrs. Jacob Rush
Few were aware of her serious illness
until the announcement of the death of Mrs. Jacob Rush, which occurred
at her home on Second street Monday evening. She was taken with a
chill a week ago Sunday evening, but did not take to her bed until Tuesday
when pneumonia set in, and complicated with asthma from which she had long
suffered, rendering her case a serious one. The stricken husband
and two sons suffer an irreperable loss, the M. E. church loses a valued
and consistent member, and the community mourns the loss of a truly good
woman. The funeral will be attended tomorrow afternoon, at 1:30 at
the house and at 2 o'clock at the church.
RUSH - In Camden, April 9, 1888, Amelia Rush,
wife of Jacob Rush, aged 55 years.
Camden Advance Journal: 1917
Horace J. Rush
Horace J. Rush died at three o'clock
this morning, at his home in Union street, after an illness lasting about
a year. Until three months ago he was able to be about his work at
the Dana factory. Mr. Rush was born in this village June 29,
1865, a son of Jacob and Amelia Howd Rush. October 30, 1889, he was
united in marriage with Lena Grant. Camden has always been his home
except for five years spent in Poughkeepsie and Peekskill. Mr. Rush was
well known in this town and had won a large number of lasting friendships.
He was a sash and door maker and until the factory was destroyed by fire,
continued the business which his father established at the foot of Third
street. For several years past he has been employed at the Dana factory.
He was an attendant of the Congressional church. The deceased is
survived by his wife, and a half sister, Mrs. Charles Wunsch of this village.
The funeral will be held at the home in Union street Sunday afternoon,
at two o'clock, Rev. C. S. MacLowell officiating. Burial will be
made in Forest Park Cemetery.
Camden Advance Journal: August 29,
DEATH OF HOWD B. RUSH.
Great Shock to His Friends --- A Popular
Camdenite and Once a Proprietor of the Rush Sash and Blind Factory.
The death of Howd B. Rush Saturday
morning at 9:30 o'clock, came as a great shock to his friends. Last
week Monday he came home from Rome and at the time was quite ill.
His condition apparently improved until Thursday afternoon when there was
a change for the worse. He died at the home of his brother, Horace
J. Rush, in Union street. Mr. Rush was a son of the late Jacob
Rush and was born at the old homestead in Second street June 29, 1865.
He grew to manhood here and was employed in the sash and blind factory
of his father until about 1891 when he and his brother suceeded to the
proprietorship of the business. About eleven years ago, having sold
his interest in the business, he left town and up to the death of his wife
in February, 1908, had resided in different places. His wife was
formerly Miss Grace E. West of this village, whom he married 23 years ago
in November. He leaves besides his only brother a step-mother, Mrs.
Helen Rush of this village and a step-sister, Mrs. Charles H. Wunsch of
Rome. The funeral was held from his brother's home at 3 o'clock Monday
afternoon, the Rev. Mr. R. L. Rae officiating. The singing was by
John H. Cook, who rendered "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and another appropriate
selection. The bearers were Horace J. Rush, R. M. Rush, Charles Loevenguth
and Fred H. Swanson. Burial was made in Forest Park cemetery.
Those present at the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
H. Wunsch, Mrs. Broughton, and Miss Nellie Thalman of Rome, and Mrs. Clarence
King of Utica.
CAMDEN ADVANCE JOURNAL: 1903
MRS. JACOB THALMAN
Died at her home in Geneva -- Was a Native
Tuesday evening, after an illness of some
time from a complication of heart and kidney troubles, Mrs. Jacob Thalman,
a daughter of the late Geo. J. and Elizabeth Rush of this town, entered
into peaceful rest at her home in Geneva. She was born in Hillsboro,
this town, in the spring of 1833, and was reared on the farm homestead.
For many years she was in employ of Edwin Dunbar, and when he went to Rome
to live she went there with the family. Nearly fifty years ago in
Rome she became the wife of Jacob Thalman, and for a time they continued
their residence there. Then they came to Camden and remained here
until 1862, when they went to Hopewill, Ontario Co., and a few years later
removed to Geneva and was a highly respected woman. Besides her husband
she is survived by two daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Carl
Anderson, Julia E., Frank and Hiram Thalman all of Geneva. Two sisters
and two brothers also survive; Mrs. Geo. J. Lovenguth of this town, Mrs.
Martin Thalman of Rome, Jacob Rush of Camden and Charles P. Rush of Hillsboro,
Ill. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Camden Advance Journal: May 21, 1903
MRS. MARY MARGARET LOEVENGUTH
Relict of the late George Loevenguth,
died Tuesday forenoon at her home in Hillsboro, after a three weeks' illness
of heart trouble. Mrs. Loevenguth was a daughter of George and Elizabeth
Rush and was born in this town just across the highway from her late home.
She was aged 67 years. Her entire life, with the exception of the
winter months, which she passed with her daughter in Rome, had been spent
in town. Fourty-two years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. Loevenguth,
who died a number of years ago. She is survived by one son, Charles,
and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Pierce of Rome. One sister, Mrs.
Lucy Thallman of Rome and two brothers, Charles Rush of Ill. and Jacob
Rush of Camden, also survive. Deceased had been an attendant of the congregational
church. She was a woman esteemed by many friends who will regret
her demise. The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. from her
late home, Rev. Richard Abbott of the Presbyterian church to officiate.
Interment in Forest Park cemetery.
LOEVENGUTH - In Hillsboro, N.Y., May 19,
1903, Mary Margaret Rush, relict of George Loevenguth, aged 67 years.
Camden Advance Journal: April 20, 1899
Sudden Death of George Loevenguth
George Loevenguth, a well known farmer residing
on the cross-road which leads from Mexico street to the Hillsboro road,
died early Monday morning. He had been troubled with heart difficulty
for some time, but was about all day Sunday and apparently feeling as well
as usual. Soon after 3 o'clock Monday morning his wife was awakened
by his peculiar and heay breathing and found that he was in a serious condition
and rapidly sinking. He expired at 3:30. Mr. Loevenguth was
born in Germany in 1833, therefore was 66 years of age. He came to
this country when a young man, worked for the Dunbars in this village and
later bought the farm on which he had since resided. He married 38
years ago Miss Mary Rush, a sister of Jacob and George Rush of this town.
He was an honest, industrious citizen and one of our porsprous farmers
and was highly esteemed by his neighbors and friends. In early life
in Germany he became a member of the Lutheran Church. He leaves to
mourn his death beside his aged hlpmeet, one son, Charles of this town,
and one daughter Miss Hattie Loevenguth of Utica. The funeral was
held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.
LOEVENGUTH - In Camden N.Y., April
10, 1899, George Loevenguth aged 66 years.
Camden Advance Journal: Friday, November
Died Monday at 88
Charles W. Loevenguth, 88, died Monday
morning at the Murdough Convalescent Home. While he was in failing
health, death was unexpected. He was a Camden native.
Mr. Loevenguth was born May 24, 1862, the son of George and Mary Rush Loevenguth.
He married Sarah Roberts February 18, 1891, in Florence, with the
Rev. George Benaugh, Presbyterian pastor, performing the ceremony, Mrs.
Loevenguth died May 6, 1949. Until his retirement about 6 years
ago Mr. Loevenguth was a farmer. He is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Royal Salladin, 28 Elm Street and Mrs. William Dorrance, Philadelphia,
Pa., five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the B. A. Sanborn & Son Funeral Home
with the Rev. Carlton G. VanOrnum, pastor of the First Methodist church,
officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Bearers
were Thomas Regan, David Seubert, James Osborn, Tracy Allen, Earl B. Niles
and George Miller.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, October
Sudden Death of S. R. Lovenguth
Dies Unexpectedly Saturday Morning at Age
of 48 -- Woodshop Supt. at Bentley-Wilson Inc.
Stuart R. Lovenguth, 48, native and life-long
resident of the town of Camden, died suddenly in his home at 13 Church
Street at about 6:30 o'clock Saturday morning. He had been in usual
health and employed in his work the day before, although for some time
back he had been under medical care. His death was a great shock
to friends, of whom he had many. Mr. Lovenguth was born September
14, 1893, on the farm homestead of his parents, Charles and Sarah Roberts
Lovenguth, a few miles west of this village, where he grew to mandhood
and after his marriage owned and conducted a farm near his parental home.
His marriage with Miss Reba E. Williams took place May 31, 1913, the Rev.
Robert L. Rae officiating. Four years ago Mr. Lovenguth gave up farming
and moved into this village, after a time becoming proprietor of the Esso
filling station on Main Street. After a year in this business he
sold out and entered the employ of the Bentley-Wilson tennis racquet factory
where he had been engaged about two years. He was a popular workman,
capable, painstaking and for the last two months had been superindendent
of the woodshop. His employers and co-workers speak highly of him
and feel that the concern loses a valued worker.
Besides his widow he leaves seven children,
Donald, Utica; Robert, Carl and Lynn, Mrs. Herbert Alguire, Mary Lou and
Shirley, all of Camden; his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe B. Skinner
and Mrs. Lewis H. Burkett of Camden and three grandchildren. The
final rites were largely attended at the B. A. Sanborn and Son funeral
home on Monday afternoon at 2:30, with the Rev. B. A. Walton officiating.
Burial was in Hillsboro Cemetery. Those who acted as bearers were all fellow
employes at the Bentley-Wilson Inc., and were Ralph Ware, Lynden Fox, Benjamin
Griffen, John Sampson, William Kotwica and Arthur Covel. Attending
the service from out of town were Donald Lovenguth, Utica, Mr. and Mrs.
Dean Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Williams, Refield; Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Williams, Deansboro; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stedman, Mr. Lee Stedman, of Oseola;
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Roberts, Waterville; Mr. John Lewis Sr., and John Lewis
Jr., Pulaski; Mrs. Sadie McGinley, Miss Ann McGinley, Yorkville; Mrs. Mary
Camden Advance Journal: June 10, 1915
MRS. LUCY M. THALMAN
Native of Camden Who Died in Rome -- Highly
Esteemed Lady Who Was Laid to Rest Thursday.
On Thursday in Rome occurred the funeral
of Mrs. Lucy M. Thalman, a well known and greatly beloved native of Camden.
Mrs. Thalman passed away at an early hour last week Tuesday morning, at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. McGwigan, From Saturday she had been
unconscious as a result of paralysis. Mrs. Thalman was born in Camden
of February 9, 1838, and was the last member of the family of John and
Elizabeth Rush. She resided in Camden until December 21, 1858, when
she was married to Mr. Thalman in Utica. Mr. and Mrs. Thalman went
to Rome to reside, living there ever after. Mr. Thalman died August
7, 1896. Mrs. Thalman was a member of the First M. E. Church and
for many years belonged to the different societies connected with the church.
She leaves four children, Mrs. McGwigan, with whom she resided, Mrs. A.
J. Broughton, Miss Nellie Thalman and Martin Thalman all of Rome.
She also leaves four grandchildren Mrs. W. L. Williams of Baltimore, Md.,
Stuart Neiss, Rohoda and Frederick Thalman of Rome and one great
grand child. Mrs. Thalman was well known and highly esteemed resident
and had many friends in Rome and Camden who are saddened by her death.
Deceased was a sister of the late Jacob and George Rush, Mrs. John Swanson
and Mrs. Geo. Loevenguth of this town. Relatives of deceased from
Camden who were in Rome Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lucy M.
Thalman were: Riley M. Rush, Horace J. Rush, Fred H. Swanson, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Loevenguth, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. McGillis and Mr. and Mrs.
Camden Advance Journal: November 12,
Chas. P. Rush
Dies in West.
Mr. Charles P. Rush, a former resident
of Camden, died at his home in Hillsboro, Ills., from rheumatism, after
an illness of several months. He was born in Camden on the old homestead,
the George Rush farm, west of the village and was about 76 years of age.
He was a carpenter by trade and moved to Illinois about 46 years ago, where
he has since lived. Mr. Rush was three times married.
His first wife was Miss Mary Voorhees, the second Miss Florence Voorhees,
a cousin of his first wife and for his third wife he married a western
lady, who survives him. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. F. E. Camp of
Granite City, Ills., and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Tallman of Rome, N.Y.
Mr. Rush was a member of the Masonic order and of the Woodmen. He
has many friends among the older people of Camden who will regret to hear
of his death.
RUSH - In Hillsboro, Ills., October 24, 1914,
Charles P. Rush, aged about 76 years.
Camden Advance Journal: November 19,
LIFE-LONG RESIDENT GONE
Mrs. Wolcott Wetmore,
Who Was Born in Camden 63 Years Ago - Funeral Today.
About 7:30 Monday morning at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Burr Howd on Dunbar street, occurred the death of
Mrs. Lucy Wetmore, relict of the late Wolcott Wetmore. The immediate
cause of death was apoplexy. Seven or eight years ago deceased suffered
several slight paralytic shocks and nearly ever since had been an invalid,
being practically helpless. She was taken worse about 3 o'clock Sunday
afternoon and failed rapidly from that time until she peacefully entered
into rest. Mrs. Wetmore was born in Camden 63 years ago the 29th
of last January, and with the exception of an absence of a year and a half
in Connecticut with her son, she has passed her entire life in this town.
Her maiden name was Lucy Piney and she became the wife of Mr. Wetmore about
43 years ago. For about 15 years she has been a widow. She
was a highly esteemed lady, possessing many qualities of womanly virtue
that endeared her to all who made her acquaintance. For many years
she has been a member of the M.E. church of this village. The faith
in which she lived and died was fully exemplified during the long years
of infirmity and incidental suffering. To mourn her death are three children
who are H. E. Wetmore of Hartford, Connecticut; Mrs. Burr Howd of Camden
and Miss Gertrude Wetmore of Manchester, Conn. to all of whom the sympathy
of a wide circle of friends is extended.The funeral will be held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Howd, Rev. F. L. Knapp officiating.
Burial will be made in Forest Park cemetery.
WETMORE - In Camden, N.Y., November
16, 1908, Lucy Piney, relict of the late Wolcott Wetmore, aged 63 years,
9 months and 18 days.
Camden Advance Journal: April 2, 1896
MRS. SPENCER MATTESON
The sudden and sad news of the death of Mina
Wetmore, wife of Spencer Matteson of this village, which occurred at 1:30
Monday morning cast a shadow of gloom over the hearts of her many relatives
and friends. Saturday evening about 7 o'clock Mrs. Matteson became
the mother of an infant which did not live. She failed to rally and
at eleven o'clock became unconscious, from which state she passed into
sleep that knows no awakening. Mrs. Matteson was 27 years of age,
and the eldest daughter of the late Wolcott Wetmore. She was married
to Spencer Matteson two years ago, with whom she had dwelt in perfect marital
harmony. She was a lady of large accquaintance in this village and
Hillsboro, quiet and unassuming and greatly respected. She leaves,
besides her sorrowing husband, a mother, a brother, Henry Wetmore, and
sister Gertrude, of this town, and another sister, Mrs. Burr Howd of Syracuse,
to mourn her death. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the house,
156 Main street, at 2, and at the M.E. church at 2:30, Rev. W. F. Brown
MATTESON - In Camden, N.Y., March 30, 1896,
Mina Wetmore, wife of Spencer Matteson, aged 27 years and 10 months.
Camden Advance Journal: February 13,
Mrs. Burr Howd,
76, of Chittenango Dies
Mrs. Burr Howd, 76, died in Memorial Hospital,
Canastota, Feb. 5, 1947.
The former Vida Wetmore was born in Camden,
Aug. 8, 1870, a daughter of Wolcott and Lucy Piney Wetmore. She was
married to Mr. Howd in Amboy Center Nov. 2, 1892, and they lived for many
years on the Hillsboro Road. For the past 29 years they had been
residents of Chittenango. She was a member of Chittenango Methodist Church
and its societies. Surviving are her husband, one sister, Mrs. John Wafer,
of Madison, Conn., and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were
conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the B. A. Sanborn & Son funeral home,
the officiating clergyman being the Rev. W. H. Brakley, pastor of the First
Methodist Church of Camden. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery
in the spring. Bearers were W. H. Garlick, Floyd Clark, James Osborne,
Thomas W. Crenan, Earl Niles and Thomas Regan.
Camden Advance Journal: February 13,
MRS. GEO. J. LOEVENGUTH
PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY
Another Old and Esteemed Citizen Who Will
be Missed -- Funeral Saturday.
At the family residence on Mexico street
yesterday morning at about 4 o'clock, Mrs. Geo. J. Loevenguth, one of our
old residents and a woman who was greatly beloved among many friends, passed
peacefully to her Heavenly reward. Deceased had been in failing health
for several years, but was able to be about until a month ago when she
suffered a stroke of paralysis. She rallied from this, but was stricken
with another last Saturday, from which time on to the close of her existence
her vitality and strength gradually failed. Mrs. Loevenguth, who was formerly
Susan R. Pilkington, was born in Blackburn, England, September 17, 1844.
Her parents were John and Julia Pilkington. With her death the last
of a family of eleven children have passed on. Deceased came to this
country with her parents when she was six years of age. First they
located in Sauquiot for ten years, and then moved to the Falvey homestead
on Florence Hill. She lived here until she united in marriage with
George J. Loevenguth on Oct. 18, 1866, after which she moved to the farm
now owned by Joseph F. Dupont, just west of this village, where she lived
until four years ago when they moved to their home on Mexico street.
Mrs. Loevenguth was a member of Trinity Episcopal church. She was
a fine christian lady and dearly beloved by all who knew her. A noble
mother, a true friend and good neighbor her memory will long be revered.
Besides her husband she leaves a daughter, Miss Augusta Loevenguth, a teacher
at Glens Falls High School; three sons, Herbert of Mariposa, Cal., Prof.
Jay E. Loevenguth, principal of the High School at Cattaraugus, and Earle
B. Loevenguth, of the office force of F. H. Conant's Sons, Inc. this village.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon from her late home
and interment made in Forest Park Cemetery.
LOEVENGUTH -- In Camden, N.Y., February
12, 1919, Susan Rebecca Pilkington, wife of George J. Loevenguth, in her
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, September
MRS. JULIA WILCOX
ENTERS INTO REST
END CAME SUNDAY EVENING AFTER ILLNESS OF
OVER THREE YEARS.
A Native and Life-Long Resident of Camden,
Life Spanning More Than 3 Score and 10 Mark - Her Death Brings Sadness
to Many - Funeral Largely Attended at the Methodist Church Yesterday.
Mrs. Julia Loevenguth Wilcox died at 8:30
Sunday evening, at the Wilcox homestead on the Hillsboro road, after an
illness lasting over 3 years, during the last 13 months of which she had
been confined to her bed. Last Thursday she became considerably worse,
and on Saturday lapsed into unconsciousness from which she failed to rally.
Julia A. Loevenguth was born January 4th, 1844, upon the old Loevenguth
homestead, still standing in a state of decay, about a mile from the Hillsboro
road. Her father, Peter Loevenguth, was one of the pioneer settlers.
He later built the house now owned by Joseph Seubert and lived there until
his death in 1855. On July 5, 1863, the deceased was married to Frederick
D. Wilcox, youngest son of Chester Wilcox, also one of Camden's pioneer
settlers, and the deceased had almost continuously since resided upon Wilcox
homestead. Frederick D. Wilcox died in June 1899. Ten children
were born of their union, of whom seven survive, one daughter, Lois, died
in 1887 at the age of 16; another daughter Ida, the oldest child, died
in June 1893. One son, Irvin F., died last April after a brief illness
with pneumonia. Adelbert G. resides in Syracuse, interested in stock
and farming. Edwin A. also resides in Syracuse, having farm interests
in Nebraska, where he spent the active years of his life. Attorney
Chester is employed in the State Treasury at Madison, WI, where he has
been for ten years. Robert E., an attorney, resides in Rochester.
Jennie R. is employed in the United States Treasury at Washington
D.C. Olive M. (Mrs. Charles E. Clark) resides on Preston Hill.
Kathryn A. (Mrs. Frank B. Allen), who has been at home with her mother
this summer, resides in Syracuse. In addition nine grandchildren
survive. The deceased leaves a brother surviving. George J.
Loevenguth, who recently retired from active farming and moved into this
village. A sister Kate who married William Sayles of New york, died
several years ago. the only other sister Elizabeth, who married the
late David J. Fox, of this town, died a few years since. The deceased had
a wide acquaintance in the community. She loved most her home, and
lived to see the realization of her fondest hope - to see her children
equipped to fill active and respected positions in life. Mrs. Wilcox
united with the Camden M.E. church in her young girlhood. The funeral was
held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the first M.E. church of this village,
Rev. Frederick Maunder officiating. The bearers were, Messrs. Oliver
Babcock, Joseph Seubert, Andrew L. Clelland, Hamilton J. Wilson, Samuel
T. W. Scoville and Thomas Parke, all life-long friends of the deceased.
Interment was made in Forest Park Cemetery. It is probable that the
farm which has been in the family over 100 years, will now be sold and
pass to other hands.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, September
Life Spanned Nearly 90 Years
George J. Loevenguth,
Resident Here For 89 Years, Passes Away
Well Known Townsman
A Fine Citizen and Good Friend, All Feel
a Loss in His Passing -- Funeral Held Tuesday.
George J. Loevenguth, one of Camden's oldest
residents, aged 90 years, passed away Saturday morning at 10:15 at the
home of his son, Earle, 17 Oswego street. He had been in poor health
for the past year and during the past seven weeks had been confined to
Mr. Loevenguth was born in Whitesboro, N.Y.,
September 14, 1838 and when but one year old his parents moved from that
place and were among the pioneer settlers of Hillsboro, N.Y. Upon
arriving at that place his father cleared the land of forest and constructed
a log house in which the family lived for several years. On
October 18, 1866 he married Susan R. Pilkington who passed away February
12, 1909. For fifty years after their marriage they lived on the
farm now occupied by Joseph Dupont. Fourteen years ago he retired
from farm life because of the infirmities incident to old age and since
that time he has made his home with his youngest son, Earle, in this village.
Mr. Loevenguth was an industrious man ever devoted to his family and will
always be remembered by his friends and acquaintances for his genial disposition.
In his passing is mourned the loss of a loving father, a kind friend and
a good neighbor. He leaves four children, three sons and one daughter:
Herbert H. of Mariposa, California; Jay E., of Sherman, N.Y., Earle B.,
of Camden, N.Y. and Agusta M. of Freeport, L.I. Also four grandchildren,
George of Mariposa, Calif., Helen of Sherman, N.Y. anf Mary and Billy of
Camden, N.Y. Funeral services wher held from his late home at 2:30
Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. F.E. Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church officiating. Theodore F. Mellon sang two solos, "Abide With
Me" and "Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown." The floral tributes
were many and beautiful. The bearers were John Conniff, Charles Widtman,
Joseph F. Dupont, Charles Loevenguth, Fred H. Swanson and Bernard Sullivan.
Interment was made in the family plot in Forest Park Cemetery. Relatives
from out of town attending the services were Principal Jay E. Lovenguth
of Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Wilcox of
LOEVENGUTH - In Camden, N.Y., September
1, 1928, George J. Loevenguth, aged nearly 90 years.
Obituary from Camden Advance Journal May
Mrs. Charles A. Lock
Laid at Rest Monday
Highly Esteemed Resident Whose Memory Will
Long Be Cherished by Many Friends.
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming
Lock, wife of Charles A. Lock, which occurred Friday at the family home
in Second Street, cast a cloud of sorrow over a host of friends in this
community where Mrs. Lock had been in poor health for a number of years,
but her final illness was only of about ten days' duration.
Mrs. Lock was born in Redfield, November 19, 1866, daughter of the late
Lewis and Nancy Fleming. She was married December 21, 1889.
They lived in Rome until 1901, and then came to Camden, where they have
since resided. She was the mother of two sons, Wilton C., who died
in Camp Lee, Va., October 11, 1918 and Lewis Fleming, who lives at home.
The son and husband survive.
The funeral was largely attended from
the home at 2 p.m. Monday and was conducted by Rev. C. G. Roop of the M.
E. church. Floral tributes were profuse, mutely expressing the sorrow
of friends and the love and regard for the deceased. Bearers were
Leland C. Scoville, Ford Clelland, Charles F. Palmeter and Edmund T. Hornung,
all American Legion members. Interment in the family lot in Forest
LOCK -- In Camden, N.Y., May 11, 1928,
Mrs. Charles A. Lock, nee Elizabeth Fleming in her 62nd year.
Camden Advance Journal: November 28,
Former Redfield Man Burned to Death in Fire
76, Loses Life When His Pulaski Home Goes Up in Smoke.
Charles Thompson, 76, was burned to
death in the cellar of his Park street, Pulaski home, the morning of November
20, before firemen, slowed up by a breakdown of their apparatus, could
rescue him. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were sitting in their home at 10 o'clock
when they noticed smoke issuing from the furnace registers. The aged
man rushed to the cellar door and down the stairs, crying out to his wife
"everthing is ablaze." Mrs. Thompson ran to Mrs. G. S. Utley's
house next door and sent in an alarm. She was unable to reenter her
house because of smoke. The new $12,000 fire apparatus was slow in
starting. In the two-block run to the Thompson house the gears of
the distributor were stripped and the pump did not work when turned on.
The old fire truck was then obtained. The house was a raging furnace
by that time and flames were bursting through rear windows on the first
and second floors. State Troopers Mitrzyk and Howard Bonney donned
smoke masks and entered the house, but could not find the man. It
was nearly two hours after the fire started that it was sufficiently extinguished
to permit searchers to enter the burned structure. James Waffel,
Frederick Lawrence and Charles Ahrendsen found the charred body of Mr.
Thompson at the top of the cellar stairs. He had apparently made
a last-minute effort to escape. Mr. Thompson came to Pulaski from
Redfield four years ago. He was retired from business. When
a young man he was a carpenter and later was a salesman for the Johnson
Harvoster Company. He has served on the Board of Supervisors of Oswego
County. He was a member of Pulaski Lodge, 415, F & A. M., and
the Masonic Club. He was born November 21, 1853 at Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Fleming Thompson, Pulaski; two daughters,
Mrs. F. C. Burkett, North Syracuse, and Miss Ruth Thompson, Syracuse, and
one son, Lewis Thompson, New York City. Funeral services were held at two
o'clock Friday afternoon in the Masonic Temple.
Camden Advance Journal: January 23,
AGED MAN DROPS DEAD
HEART FAILS WHILE HE TALKS
Died in the Barn Where He Had Gone With His Son
Saturday evening Philip Groat, an aged
and respectated citizen of Wolcott Hill, died suddenly of heart failure.
Although in feeble health, there was nothing unusual in his conduct during
the last hours of his life to warn the family of the sudden and fatal attack.
At about 7 o'clock he accompanied his son and grandson to the barn to do
the evening chores. While they were busy he stood by and talked with
them. Finally he said "I guess I walked too fast," and while in the
act of sitting down he was stricken. They removed him to the house,
but life was extinct. Dr. Shaver was summoned, and he wired Coroner
Hubbard, who came to town Monday morning and corroborated the theory of
heart failure. Mr. Groat is highly spoken of by all who knew him.
Had he lived until April 28th he would have celebrated his 86th birthday.
In young manhood he settled with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Groat,
in the town of Florence, where he latter became a well known and successful
farmer. He came to Camden a few years ago. Sixty-three years
ago he married Miss Elizabeth McGregor, who in now 79, and survives with
one daughter, Mrs. Will Edwards of East Florence, and a son, Jay Groat
of this town. Also a grandson, Herbert Simpkins of Camden. Mr. Groat
was a member of the M.E. church of East Florence. The funeral was
held from the house at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Rev. F.
L. Knapp of this village officiated and the remains were laid to rest in
the Grilley cemetery on the State road.
GROAT - In Camden, N.Y., January 18,
1908, Philip Groat, aged about 86 years.
Camden Advance Journal: October 28,
Jay Groat Passes
The death of Emery Jay Groat occurred
suddenly at his home on the Wolcott Hill road between 12 and 1 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. He had been suffering for some time with heart
trouble. Mr. Groat was born in the town of Western in 1850, and at
the time of his death was 65 years of age. He was the son of Philip
and Elizabeth McGregor Groat. Fourteen years ago he married Estella
Loveland, who survives. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Carrie Edwards,
who lives near East Florence and a nephew, Herbert Simpkins of Oneida Castle.
The funeral service will be held privately at his late home at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, and burial will be made in the Grilley cemetery near Thompson's
GROAT - In Camden, N.Y., October 26,
1915, Jay Groat, aged 65 years.
Camden Advance Journal: April 1, 1875
GROAT - In Florence, March 31, 1875, George
Groat, aged 49 years.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, December
December 3 - Mrs. Geo. Groat,
an old and highly respected resident, died at the home of her son, Simon
Groat, Tuesday afternoon.
CAMDEN ADVANCE JOURNAL: Thursday, January
MRS. WILLARD ROOD
DIES NEAR TABERG
Formerly Anna Groat and Was a Native of Florence
-- Had Been Ill a Year.
Mrs. Willard Rood, well known resident
of the town of Annsville, died Thursday morning at her home near the Fish
Creek Dam, a short distance from Taberg. Her death followed an illness
of over one year. She was a native of the town of Florence.
Her maiden name was Anna Groat. Surviving are her husband and four sons,
Stephen R. and Harry of Taberg, Herbert of Fulton, and James Rood of Old
ROOD - In Annsville, N.Y., January
6, 1927, Mrs. Willard Rood, nee Anna Groat of Florence, aged 74 years.
CAMDEN ADVANCE JOURNAL: December 31,
Willard J. Rood,
TABERG, Dec. 31 -- Willard J. Rood,
83, retired farmer, died Monday, December 29, 1941, in his home here.
He was born in Williamstown but had
spent most of his life on a farm in the town of Annsville. He retired
seven years ago and moved to Taberg. His wife, the former Anna Groat,
died 15 years ago. Mr. Rood leaves four sons, Herbert of Fulton, Harry
and Stephen, both of Taberg and James of Tully; 12 grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. today in the Methodist
Church after a prayer service at 1:30 in the home of his granddaughter,
Mrs. Earl Hall, of this place. The Rev. George M. Butler, pastor
of the Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery.
CAMDEN ADVANCE JOURNAL: January 13,
Brother and Sister Die Few Days Apart
Death of Simon Groat
in Florence Tuesday Closely Follows Death of Sister, Mrs. Rood.
Simon Groat, native and practically
life-long resident of Florence, died at his home in that town at 10:30
Tuesday morning. He had been in poor health for a long time, having
a complication of ailments. The passing of Mr. Groat was the second
death in his family within a week, his sister, Mrs. Willard Rood of Taberg,
having preceded him in death just five days before. Deceased was a son
of George and Matilda Rice Groat and he was born in Florence September
13, 1855. He married Miss Rose Paddock who died years ago.
Surviving are three sons George, William and Orin Groat, the two former
living in Florence and the latter in Osceola, and a daughter, Mrs. May
Finch of Syracuse.
GROAT - In Florence, N.Y. Jan. 11,
1927, Simon Groat, in his 72nd year.
Camden Advance Journal: May 22, 1890
GROAT - In Florence, May 15, 1890, Mrs.
Rosetta E. wife of Simon Groat, aged 32 years.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, March
Death of William Groat
March 9 - William Groat, after an illness
of about a year, died at his home here Sunday morning aged 78. Mr.
Groat resided here all his life. He was one of the most successful
and prosperous farmers in this vicinity. His brother workers found
him a neighbor in the full sense of the term. The financial standing
of the deceased was unquestionable and his accounts were not small with
many. For over 40 years he conducted the business of one farm
until about five years ago he was obliged to despose of the farm owing
to declining health. In the village he bought a house where he lived
comfortably. A wife is left to mourn his loss. The funeral
was held from the M.E. church Tuesday and interment in Camden cemetery.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, May
Mrs. Almira Groat
A former and nearly life-long resident
of the town of Florence, widow of the late William Groat of East Florence,
died at the home of her niece, Mrs. N.J. Doxtater in Canastota, Saturday
at 4:30 p.m., from the effects of a paralytic shock which she suffered
about five weeks ago. Mrs. Groat's maiden name was Almira Cady, and she
was born near Florence Hill July 26, 1826. Her husband with whom
she had lived for 50 years, died five years ago this spring. Mr.
and Mrs. Groat were prominent residents of East Florence and her death
will be received with much sadness. She was a member of the M.E.
church in East Florence, and respected by all who knew her. For the
past three years she had made her home in Canastota. Mrs. C.F. Ward was
summoned to that village and took charge of the remains, which were brought
to the Ward undertaking parlors on Monday, and the funeral held therefrom
at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. G. D. Ashley officiated. The
remains were laid to rest beside those of the late Mr. Groat in Forest
Park Cemetery. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Doxtater of
Canastota, Mrs. C. J. Dale, Mrs. Wm. Edwards, L. Empey and son Homer of
East Florence. Besides many friends to mourn the passing of this
much respected lady she leaves a brother, Henry Cady of Rome, and a sister,
Mrs. S. Hill of Wilboro, Ohio.
GROAT - in Canastota, N.Y., May 22,
1909, Mrs. Wm. Groat, formerly of East Florence, aged nearly 83 years.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, January
GROAT - In Florence, January 21, 1881, Simeon
Groat, aged 82 years.
Camden Advance Journal: August 13,
August 11, 1891 - Uncle Solomon
Flemming, aged 94 an old landmark of this town, died last Tuesday.
Camden Advance Journal: May 13, 1875
FLEMING - In East Florence, May 1st,
1875, Mrs. Sallie, wife of Solomon Fleming,
aged 72 years and 6 months.
Mrs. Fleming was the mother of Mrs. E. A.
Wakefield of this village, and L. L. Fleming, of Redfield.
Camden Advance Journal: August 12,
WHITFORD - At East Florence August 12, 1891,
Mary Ann, relict of Cornelius Whitford, aged
69 years. Funeral at the house at 12 o'clock, Friday and 1 o'clock p.m.
at the church in Empeyville.
CAMDEN ADVANCE JOURNAL: July 11, 1893
Redfield -- Died on the 9th of July 1893
at 11:00 p.m. Adam Lock of this village. Mr. Lock had been
suffering for a year at times from a stroke of paralysis. His funeral
was held in the M. E. Church, the Rev. D. D. Sprague officiating.
The remains were interred in the village cemetery.
Obituary from Camden Advance Journal:
Dies Suddenly in East Syracuse -- Formerly
of Redfield -- Leaves Son In Camden.
Charles Lock of this village received a telegram
Saturday afternoon announcing the sudden death from heart difficulty of
his mother, Mrs. Margaret Lock, who passed
away at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Dr. H. E. Richardson in East
Mrs. Lock was aged 69 years and was the widow
of Adam Lock. The family was one of the oldest and best known in
the town of Redfield. Mr. Lock died in 1894, and soon after his widow
went to reside with her daughter. Besides Mrs. Richardson five sons
survive to mourn her loss. They are William, Henry, and George of
Chicago, Charles of Camden and Frank of Redfield. On Tuesday the
remains were taken to Redfield and the funeral services held in the M.
E. church at 2 p.m. Deceased had long been a faithful and valued
member of that domination, and the large attendance attested the esteem
in which she was held. The five sons acted as bearers.
Obituary from the Camden Advance Journal:
Thursday, November 22, 1906
Death of John Rice
John H. Rice, an old resident of Maple Flats,
died at the home of his daughter Mrs. F. E. Dickinson, Saturday, Nov. 17.
He suffered greatly for the past six months of cancer of the stomach and
death was sweet release, as he longed to be at rest. Mr. Rice was born
Oct. 28, 1823, in the town of Athens, Greene county, and was the oldest
of five children, three sons and two daughters, none of whom survive.
His great great grand parents on his mother's side came over in the Mayflower.
He came to Cleveland when he was twenty-six and had lived in that vicinity
ever since. May 25, 1853, he married Jane Ann Dodd, who died two
years ago last August. Since her death he had made his home with
his children. After over fifty years of happy married life spent
in a very happy home, he felt very lonely and longed to go home and be
with her who had shared his joys and sorrows.
They were members of the Methodist church
of Cleveland until lthe building of the Baptist church of Maple Flats,
when they joined that church to have a church near-by. He was a christian
in every sense of the word. The funeral was held at F. E. Dickinson's at
12 Tuesday, prayer being offered by Rev. Mr. Briggs of the Methodist church
of Cleveland, and at the Baptist church of Maple Flats at two o'clock,
Rev. Jabez Ford, his pastor, officiating. Interment in the Maple
Flats cemetery. The children who mourn the loss of a much loved father
are Mrs. F. E. Dickinson of Bernhard's Bay, Mrs. Llewellyn Armstrong of
Maple Flats, E. G. Rice of Cleveland, Mrs. F. H. Swanson of Camden, and
C. E. Rice of Fulton.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, February
Maple Flats and Elpis
Mrs. Ida Armstrong
Succumbs in Clinton
MAPLE FLATS and ELPIS, Feb. 12 -- Friends
and neighbors received word last week of the death of a former neighbor,
Mrs. Ida Armstrong, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lundy Audus, at Clinton
Thursday morning. Mrs. Armstrong, the former Ida Rice, was born April
9, 1858 in the town of Constantia, and in 1881 was married to James L.
Armstrong. Others surviving besides Mrs. Audas are Mrs. Viola Lonis of
Clinton, Mrs. Walter Suits, Philadelphia, N. Y.; Ralph Armstrong, Central
Square; John Armstrong, Watervliet; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Swanson, Camden,
17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, December
James L. Armstrong
Dies In His Eightieth Year
Life-Long Resident of Maple Flats, Farmer,
Civil War Veteran and Fine Citizen.
Maple Flats is mourning the departure from
life of one of its old and highly esteemed citizens, James L. Armstrong,
whose death came at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening at his home in that place.
He had been ailing for some time but was confined to his bed only about
ten days. Mr. Armstrong was born in the town of Vienna May 14, 1846, not
far from where he died. He had been a life-long resident of the locality.
His parents were Amaziah and Clarissa Miller Armstrong. Farming had
been his vocation. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served in
Company K, 189th Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers. He was a member of J.
Parsons Post, G. A. R., of Camden. His wife, formerly Ida Elizabeth Rice,
survives with four sons and three daughters: John E. Armstrong of
Albany, Bennison D. and Ralph Armstrong of Vienna, William Armstrong of
Yorkville; Mrs. Viola A. Lonas, Mrs. Elsie M. Audas and Mrs. Clarissa J.
Suits, all of Vienna. He also leaves four brothers: Warren
of Mohawk, Alvah of Ilion, Roscoe and George of Vienna; and two sisters,
Mrs. Mina Cook of Bernhard's Bay, Mrs. Emerine Hoover of Vienna, besides
several grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock
from the family residence, the Rev. L. L. Davy officiating. There
was a large attendance, quite a few from out of town being present.
During the service James Raut of North Bay sang two beautiful selections.
The sons acted as bearers and the remains were laid to rest in the Maple
Camden Advance Journal: Friday, November
Funeral Conducted For Mrs.
VIENNA -- Mrs. Viola Lonis died at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Clarissa Suits, Friday afternoon. She had resided
with Mrs. Suits for three years. She was born in the Town of Vienna
on May 7, 1882, daughter of James L. and ida E. Rice Armstrong. She
was married to Herman J. Lonis on Dec. 6, 1900, in North Bay. He
died in 1939. Mrs. Lonis had lived at Maple Flats, Clinton and then
with Mrs. Suits. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving
besides Mrs. Suits, there are another sister, Mrs. L. J. Audas, Clinton,
two brothers, John E., Niskayuna, N. Y., and Ralph, Central Square, several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the
Vienna Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Jackson, Vienna, and the Rev.
Wiley White, Westmoreland, officiating. Burial was in Maple Flats
Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of B. A. Sanborn and Son, Camden.
A prayer service was held at 1:30 p.m. at Mrs. Clarissa Suits's home, with
Elder Keith Burke officiating. Bearers were James, George, Robert and Chester
Armstrong, Harold Audas and Albert Suits. Atttending were people form Albany,
Central Square, Clinton, Elmira, Silver Springs, Md., Verona, Mattydale,
Whitesboro. There were flowers from LaSalle Bros. Garage, neighbors, friends
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, February
This community was startled on the
19th of this month by the report that James Lambie, so long known among
us, had died that morning. So sudden was his death that very few
knew even of his sickness, which was only of a few days duration.
His disease was thought to be appoplexy. We learn that he came with his
father to this town from Scotland 57 years ago, and settled in what is
known as Hillsboro, where he lived until about 3 years ago when he sold
his farm and moved to one purchased on the Dunbar road, where with his
wife as companion and coworder, he fitted up a very pleasant home, hoping
as he expressed it to the writer, he might be spared many a year to enjoy
the fruit of his labors, but his God whom he so faithfully served we believe,
has taken him to a happier hom then man ever made. For years Mr. Lambie
was known as a consistent christian gentleman, and the large gathering
at his funeral on Saturday last in the Presbyterian church proved the respect
and friendship with which he was held by all who knew him. The sermon
was preached by Rev. A. W. Allen, his pastor, from the text, "He giveth
His beloved sleep." Revs. C. H. Guile and M.L. Dalton assisted in
the services. Mr. Lambie leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss,
and to them is extended the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew the husband
and father, for like them we are afflicted in his removal from us.
May his mantle of charity and good will fall upon others who were blessed
by the example he set of Christlikeness in more ways than one.
Camden Advance Journal: February 18,
DIED LAST EVENING
Mrs. Lucinda Brace Lambie,
a Life-Long Cititzen, In Her 84th Year.
Mrs. Lucinda Brace Lambie, a life-long
resident of Camden, passed into rest at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Isabel Crennan, on the Hillsboro road, last evening. Mrs. Lambie
was born in Camden, August 31, 1820. She was married in 1842 to James
Lambie and they settled on what is now the John Will place on the Hillsboro
road. They lived there until about 17 years ago when they moved to
the farm they purchased on the Dunbar road now occupied by Mr. Jones.
Since the death of Mr. Lambie 14 years ago she has lived with her children,
for the past three years her home being with Mrs. Crennan. Mrs. Lambie
leaves five daughters and one son to mourn the loss of a mother, they are
Mrs. Isabel Crennan, Mrs. J. C. Price and Mrs. Charles Taylor of Camden;
Mrs. Henry Kinney of Arkansas, Mrs. Effie Lockerby of Coldwater, Mich.,
and Gavin Lambie of Dryden, Arkansas. She is also survived by 21
grandchildren. Deceased had been a long-time member of the Presbyterian
church, and was a christian lady whose memory will be cherished by a host
of friends. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock, Rev.
Richard Abbott to be the officiating clergyman.
LAMBIE - In Camden, N.Y., February
17, 1904, Mrs. Lucinda Brace Lambie, widow of the late James Lambie, aged
83 years and nearly 6 months.
Camden Advance Journal: March 30, 1916
OLD RESIDENT OF HILLSBORO DIES VERY SUDDENLY
MANY MOURN PASSING OF MRS.
ISABELLE J. CRENAN.
Died Thursday Evening at Home of Daughter,
Mrs. W. S. Fenton of Chittenango, and Remains Arrive Here Saturday --
Funeral Sunday Afternoon from the Crenan Homestead in Hillsboro.
In Chittenango Thursday evening at
6:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Fenton, occurred the death
of Mrs. Isabelle J. Crenan. Deceased was the third of eight children
of the late James and Lucinda Brace Lambie and was born in Hillsboro May
13, 1846. She was first married March 16, 1863 to Andrew W. Craig
who died December of the same year while serving in the Civil War.
A son of Andrew L. Craig died in infancy. June 9, 1875 she married
Wm. H. Crenan and again became a widow Mar. 8, 1893. Surviving her
are three sons and two daughters, Claude J. of Syracuse, Leonard L. of
New York city and William who resides on the homestead, Grace a teacher
in New Rochelle and Mrs. Flossie Fenton of Chittenango who mourn the loss
of a devoted mother. She also leaves five grandchildren and the following
sisters and one brother. Mrs. Charlotte Kinney of Green Forest, Arkansas,
Mrs. Jane Price and Mrs. Victoria Taylor of Camden and Mrs. Elsie Lockerby
of Cold Water, Mich., and Guy Lambie of Egypt, Arkansas. Mrs. Crenan
was one of the charter members of the First Presbyterian church of Camden
and although she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church
of Chittenango she was ever interested in the welfare of her home church.
She was much pleased when she learned that the church was to be rebuilt.
She was a woman who took great interest in the social life around her and
with her husband were charter members of Camden Grange. The beautiful flowers
and the many old friends who gathered at the family home in Hillsboro Sunday
afternoon bore silent testimony of the esteem in which she was held by
all. She was a noble Christian woman and Mr. Colson's talk on Christian
Motherhood seemed especially fitting. John Cook rendered very beautifully
three hymns -- "Father Knows, " "Lead Kindly Light" and "Beautiful Isle
of Somewhere." Mrs. Crenan was laid to rest in the family plot beside
her husband in Forest Park cemetery. Although she had been in poor health
for some time the end came suddenly and cast a gloom over the neighborhood
where she had spent all the active years of her life.
CRENAN - In Chittenango, N.Y., March 23,
1916, Mrs. Isabelle J. Crenan, formerly of Camden, aged nearly 70 years.
Camden Advance Journal: March 9, 1893
Death of W. H. Crenan
W. H. Crenan, a respected resident
of Hillsboro, this town, died at an early hour yesterday morning from the
effects of creeping paralysis, with which trouble he had suffered for several
years. Mr. Crenan was 44 years old and had spent an unusually active
life, and finally his health became broken down from overtaxed endurance.
He has spent the greater part of his life in the vicinity of Hillsboro,
where his father still lives. He was an excellent business man, qualified
in all lines of work, as a thrifty farmer, a sucessful school teacher,
which vocation he followed winters for nearly 25 years; and it is said
that more teachers qualified under his instruction than usually falls to
the good fortune of teachers. In his dealings he was honest and fair
with his fellowmen, all of whom respect his memory. He had been married
twice, his first wife was the eldest daughter of Henry Halstead.
His second marriage was with Mrs. Belle Craig, second daughter of the late
James Lambie. By his 1st wife he leaves one daughter, Miss Mame Crenan,
and by his 2d marriage are five children who, with the devoted wife, his
feeble father and mother and sister, Mrs. William Claxton, who resides
in the west, are left to mourn the loss of a beloved husband, father, son
and brother. To each and all our sympathies are extended. Funeral
will be held at Thomas Crenan's Sunday, 1 p.m. and be conducted with Masonic
honors. He was a member of Philanthropic Lodge 164, and from time
to time had served among its corps of officers.
CRENAN - In this town, March 8, 1893,
W. H. Crenan, aged 44 years and 9 months
Camden Advance Journal: January 10,
Claude J. Crenan
Passes in Syracuse
Claude J. Crenan of Syracuse died at
St. Joseph's Hospital at 4:30 Monday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis
on Sunday. Mr. Crenan was born in Camden September 18, 1884, a son
of the late William H. and Isabelle Lambie Crenan. He was graduated
from Camden High School, attended Michigan State College and was graduated
from Central City Business School. He has been employed by Crucible
Steel in Syracuse for many years and was at work Saturday. In 1941
and 1942 he was master of Masonic Lodge 501, Syracuse. He married
May Audas of Camden in November, 1907, and is survived by his wife; a daughter,
Mrs. Jean McCrea of New York; a son, Leonard Thomas Crenan, in service
in Texas; a sister Mrs. Myron VanPatten of Litchfield, Mich., and two brothers,
Leonard Crenan of Syracuse and Thomas W. Crenan of Camden. The funeral
service was held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Fairchild & Meek
funeral home in Syracuse. The body will be brought to Camden for
interment in Forest Park Cemetery this afternoon.
Camden Advance Journal: May 18, 1951
Dies At 63 in Fairmount
HILLSBORO, May 18 -- Leonard Lucius Crenan,
a native of Hillsboro, died May 10 at his home, 102 Scott Avenue, Fairmount,
after a long illness. Mr. Crenan was born Aug. 14, 1887, a son of
William H. and Isabel Lambie Crenan. He graduated from Syracuse University
in 1910. He spent five years in Canada as an engineer in the construction
of the trans-continental railway, and later worked in the tunnel under
the East River in New York City. He was in military service in World War
I, training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Upon his return from
duty he entered the Highway department with the Syracuse Office, from which
he retired after 30 years. He is survived by his widow, the former
Emily McCabe, of Brooklyn; one sister, Mrs. Myron VanPappen, Litchfield,
Mich; one brother T. William Crenan of Camden; four nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, and burial was in Assumption