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Jacob Bork
Rome Sentinel-January 8, 1886
Lee Center - A double death from pneumonia occurred yesterday at the residence of G. W. Bork on the Rome and Lee town line.  Mrs. Sarah A. Dingman, mother of Mrs. Bork, died at 1:30 pm and Jacob Bork, father of Mr. Bork, died at 7:45 pm.  Both were old residents of this locality and well known in Lee and Rome.  Jacob Bork was a native of the town of Lee.  He was a successful farmer and a man generally respected.  He leaves two sons, George W. Bork, with whom he lived, and Andrew J. Bork of Kansas City.
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Daniel S. Bork
Rome Sentinel-August 10, 1874
I am pained to announce the death of Daniel S. Bork who died at his home near Lee Line last Saturday of typhoid fever.  Mr. Bork had lived in Lee for almost 60 years, his father, Peter Bork, being one of our first settlers moving into town about 1815.  In his death Lee loses one of her prominent citizens and an honest man.  To his friends his loss is irreparable.  Respected and honored by all who knew him, his departure leaves a wide gap in the old guard and deserves a more extended notice than time permits at this writing.
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Harriet Bronson Bork
Rome Sentinel-December 24, 1918
Following a long and useful life during which she ingratiated herself into the hearts of her many friends, Harriet A. Bronson, widow of Daniel S. Bork, died at her home here this morning at 3:30 o'clock.  She had been in poor health for a period of about 10 years and death was due to the infirmities of age.  Mrs. Bork was born in Madison county on June 18, 1834, a daughter of the late Eli and Rosina Capron Bronson.  She had lived near Lake Delta since she was 10 years old.  She was married in 1849 and her husband died in 1874.  She was a member of the Universalist Church at Lee Center and, when her health permitted, always took much interest in the church work.  She was a true Christian woman, one who held the love and esteem of a wide circle of friends to whom her death will bring much sorrow.  Mrs. Bork is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. Maryette Bellinger and Daniel E. Bork, both of Lake Delta.  Mrs. Bellinger lives on the old homestead.  The family is one of the oldest and most respected in this vicinity.  Mrs. Bork's brother, Charles E. Bronson, died on Oct. 11, this year.  She was the last surviving member of both the Bronson and Bork families.  The funeral will be held at her late home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.
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Philancy Capron Bork
Rome Sentinel-June 8, 1894
Lorena - June 8, Mrs. Philancy Bork, widow of John Bork, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Lorin.  The deceased was born in the town of Western on June 8, 1816, and had always lived in this vicinity.  For five months she had suffered severely with dropsy and she welcomed death as a relief.  She will be missed by a large circle of friends, but their grief is tempered by the thought that what is their loss is her gain.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Monroe of Westmoreland and Mrs. Cornelia Lorin of Lorena.  The funeral will be held on June 11, at 11 am.
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Cordelia Bork Lorin
Rome Sentinel-April 24, 1900
Mrs. Cordelia Lorin, wife of Hiram B. Lorin, died at her home in Lorena at 12:30 am today of paralysis, aged 69 years.  She was stricken last Wednesday and was confined to her bed from that time until her death.  She was born in the town of Lee and was a daughter of the late Henry Bork.  About 52 years ago she was married to Mr. Lorin and the remainder of her life was passed in the town of Rome.  She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and her death is sincerely mourned by all who knew her.  She was a member of the Universalist Church.  Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Henry D., who lives on the homestead, and Mrs. Edward E. Miles of this city, also two brothers, Charles Bork of Westernville and Peter Bork of Lee.
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Charles Bork
Rome Sentinel-July 5, 1907
The death of CharlesBork occurred at his residence, 210 West Bloomfield Street, at 7:30 o'clock on Thursday morning, after an illness of six months with Bright's disease.  Mr. Bork was born in Lee on June 2, 1835.  He resided there for 45 years, following the business of farming.  He then moved to Westernville where he remained for 23 years.  He came to Rome four years ago.  For twenty-three years Mr. Bork conducted the hotel known as the Westernville House at Westernville.  On Dec. 30, 1857 he was married to Sarah Ann Wentworth of Lee, who survives, with one daughter, Mrs. Henry Coventry of Rome.  He also leaves two grandchildren, Harry and Arthur Coventry of Rome.  He enjoyed a wide acquaintance and was generally esteemed and respected.
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July 5
Charles Bork died yesterday at his home, 210 West Bloomfield street.  He had been in poor health the past six months.  Mr. Bork was born in the town of Lee 72 years ago the 2d of last month and lived there till he was 45 years old when he moved to Westernville, where for a number of years he conducted the Westernville Hotel.  He was in the hotel business up to the time he came here four years ago when he retired.  On December 30, 1857, he married Miss Sarah Ann Wentworth, who with one daughter, Mrs. Henry Coventry, of this city, survives.  He also leaves two grandchildren.  Mr. Bork was a son of Henry Bork, one of the early settlers of that section, who for years operated the saw mill at Lee Line.
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Peter Bork
Rome Sentinel-April 7, 1916
Peter Bork, a life-long and esteemed resident of Lorena, died last Saturday of cancer after being ill for six months.  Mr. Bork was born September 17, 1839, son of Henry and Emeline Wiards Bork, on the farm where he lived and died.  January 1, 1863 he married Miss Frances Fuller, who survives.  He was leader of Bork's Orchestra, which was so well known for the past 50 years throughout this section.  It was a saying that no dance could be a success without the music being furnished by Bork's Orchestra.  He possessed a kind and generous nature and being always jolly made friends wherever he went.  All who had
the pleasure of his acquaintance deeply regretted to learn of his death.
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Hiram Bailey Lorin
Rome Sentinel-November 14, 1900
Hiram Bailey Lorin, a well known and highly respected resident of Lorena, died at 9 o'clock on Tuesday forenoon at the age of 75.  Mr. Lorin was born in Columbia county, but came to Rome sisty-six years ago and during all his life here has lived upon the farm about six miles from the city, where his death occurred.  He served two terms as assessor in the fourth ward, which includes Lorena.  About eight years ago Mr. Lorin was injured in a runaway accident and since that time has been a great sufferer, but his patience and fortitude never failed him.  No word of complaint ever escaped his lips.  The immediate
cause of death was a complication of diseases.  A life of strict integrity and scrupulous regard for the rights and feelings of others had created a kindly disposition and unselfish character which endeared him to all with whom he came in contact.  The deceased is survived by two children, Mrs. E. E. Miles of Rome and Henry D. Lorin, who lives on the homestead, three sisters, Mrs. P. Smith of Albany, Mrs. Harriet E. West and Mrs. Lewis Gaylord of Rome, and one brother, John S. Lorin, of Williamstown.
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Henry D. Lorin
Rome Sentinel-January 7, 1914
Henry David Lorin, one of the best known and most esteemed residents of Lorena, died at his home there this morning at 8 o'clock, after a period of about a year of ill health.  For the past six weeks his condition had been serious.  Heart trouble and hardening of the arteries caused death, and for the last few weeks he had been a severe sufferer, all of which, however, he bore with patience and resignation.  Mr. Lorin was born, lived and died on the old Lorin homestead.  He was 54 years old and was the son of the late Hiram B. Lorin and Cornelia Bork. He was a butcher by occupation and also conducted a meat business about Lorena.  He was a man of many fine qualities and had a wide circle of friends.  He was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F. & A. M., and was at one time tax collector in the fourth ward of Rome.  On Nov. 17, 1900, Mr. Lorin married Miss Anna F. Snyder of this city, who survives with an adopted daughter, Evelyn Jennie, and one sister, Mrs. E. E. Miles, 522 Floyd Avenue.
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Sarah Wentworth Bork
Rome Sentinel-March 4, 1910
Mrs. Sarah A. Bork, widow of Chas. Bork, who died at her home, 210 W. Bloomfield St., on Thursday afternoon, had been confined to her bed the last four months with creeping paralysis, the cause of death.  She was born near Verona, Dec. 15, 1838, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Elipalet Wentworth.  She married Charles Bork of Lee on Dec. 30, 1857,
and the couple moved to Western where they resided until Jan. 2, 1904, when they came to Rome.  Mr. Bork died on Jul. 4, 1907.  Mrs. Bork attened the Universalist Church and was a woman of kind disposition and charitable nature and had a host of friends who will mourn her death.  She is survived by an only daughter, Cora Coventry of Ridge Mills, who had been with her mother constantly during her last illness, also one sister, Mrs. Mary L. Carr of Mandan, ND, and two grandsons.
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Mary (Golden) Bork Mowers
Rome Sentinel-March 10, 1917
Oriskany Falls - Mrs. Mary Bork Mowers died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hatheway, in this villge, on Friday at 1:30 pm.  She was the widow of Charles Mowers of Lewis county.  Mrs. Mowers was born in New Hartford Sept. 15, 1842, daughter of Parker and Celia Wemple Golden.  Her parents died when she was about five years old and she was adopted into the family of the late Christian Bork of the town of Lee.  She was married in 1861 and lived on what is known as the gore road in Rome until 1866, when the family removed to what is now known as Fey's Mills in Lewis county, where she resided until the death of her husband in 1902, since which time she had made her home with her children.  She was stricken was paralysis Mar. 1, 1915 and was afterward confined to her bed.  Mrs. Mowers was the mother of 12 children, two of whom died in infancy.  Of those who grew to man and womanhood the oldest, Mrs. Charles Watters of Rome, died three years ago.  Those who survive are Mrs. J. Edward Conchman and Mrs. Patrick Carmody of Oneida, Mrs. Charles Hatheway, Mrs. Carl R. Allen and Mrs. Ralph Day of this place, Clark Mowers of Athol, Mass, Eugene Mowers of West Leyden and Seymour Mowers of Canisteo, also 33 grandchildren.  Funeral will be from the home of Charles Hatheway.
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Rosanna Capron Bronson
Rome Sentinel-May 22, 1890
Mrs. Rosanna Bronson, aged 86, died on Monday at the residence of her son, Charles Bronson of Ava.  The funeral was held today at 10 am and the remains were brought here and interred in the Lee Centre Cemetery.  Mrs. Bronson was the widow of Eli Bronson and mother of Mrs. C. B. Hitchcock of Lee Centre, Mrs. Harriet Bellinger of Delta, Mrs. Emma Bellinger of Boonville, Mrs. Christopher Dorn of Vernon and Charles Bronson of Ava.
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Minnie Felton Bork
Rome Sentinel-May 2, 1936
Mrs. Minnie Felton Bork, 70, wife of Daniel E. Bork, died early this morning at a Utica hospital where she had been confined for the past month.  She had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously ill for two months.  She was a lifelong resident of the town of Lee, having been born here Sept. 11, 1865, a daughter of the late Elan and Mary Felton.  On Jan. 29, 1885, she was married to Daniel E. Bork, the ceremony being performed by the late Rev. Mr. Door of Delta.  For the past 13 years she had lived on the Bork Road, Lorena.  She was a charter member and a past matron of Lake Delta Chapter
590 OES and was very active in chapter work as long as her health permitted.  She was a Universalist in faith but for the past several years had attended the Rome Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband is a nephew, Ralph Harrington, of New York City.
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Mary Capron Johnson
Rome Sentinel-June 4, 1897
Lee Center - Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, wife of Squire Johnson, died on Thursday evening at the family residence one and one-half miles west of Lee Center on the Taberg road, aged 48 years and 10 months.  Mrs. Johnson had been ill for several months.  She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church at Lee Center.  She leaves a husband and one son, Herbert.  Also her mother, Mrs. Cornelia A. Capron, and one brother, Platt E. Capron of Turin.
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Rudolph Vroman
Rome Sentinel-November 21, 1871
DIED: Vroman - At the residence of his son-in-law, Christian P. Bork, in Lee, on Sunday, Nov. 19, 1871, Rudolph Vroman, aged 82 yrs 9 mos 14 dys.  Deceased was one of the oldest residents of the town of Lee having lived there upwards of fifty years.  He reared a large family of children among whom are John Vroman of Rome, Jacob Vroman of Lee and three sons now in Minnesota.  His funeral will take place today at the house of C. Bork.
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Charles H. Watters
Rome Sentinel-May 9, 1937
Death of Charles Hayden Watters, 75, secretary-treasurer of the Oneida County National Farm Loan Association, occurred last night at his home, 634 Chatham St.,  Mr. Watters had been ill for several years but was confined to his home only 10 days.  He was born Mar. 20, 1862 on a farm in Lewis County, son of William H. and Eunice Watters.  He attended local schools and was graduated from Lee Center High School.  For several years after his graduation he taught school in various places in the north country, remaining for seven years as instructor at Point Rock.  In 1887 he moved to Annsville where he conducted a cheese factory.  Later he moved to Point Rock where he also engaged in cheesemaking.  He came to Rome about 37 years ago to take the postion of bookkeeper at the Oneida County Home, under the administration of D. C. Smith,  Later he conducted an insurance and real estate business in this city.  A staunch Republican, Mr. Watters was active in the affairs of his party.  At one time he represented the Seventh Ward on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors and he was once nominee for county
comptroller.  He was twice married.  His first wife was Miss Anna Mowers, who died in March 1913.  On August 28, 1916 he married Mrs. Gertrude M. Davies of Oriskany Falls, who survives.  Mr. Watters was a past master and charter member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F. and A. M. and was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics.  He was an associate member of the First Baptist Church here.  Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edwin Christen, Greenwich, Conn., Mrs. Arthur Moran, Rome, Mrs. D. S. Jones, Utica, and Mrs. C. E. Clifford Jr., Rome, four grandchildren, a brother,
William Watters, Maquotea, Iowa, a sisters, Mrs. W. S. Evans, Waterville, and several nieces and nephews.
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Prudence Bronson Tupper
Rome Sentinel-July 17, 1905
Taberg - Prudence Maria Bronson, widow of Col. James Tupper, died at the home of her son, John Tupper, at 12:15 am today after an illness of a year and a half from dropsy and heart failure.  Mrs. Tupper was born in the town of Floyd on Jan. 8, 1821, daughter of Eli Bronson and Lucy Sizer, old settlers in the town. She is the last of a family of nine children.  After the death of her mother Mrs. Tupper for a number of years made her home with her uncle, Samuel Hubbard.  She was married to Col. James Tupper in Rome by Elder Vogel.  For a number of years Mr. & Mrs. Tupper resided in Lee Center and also in Rome, where the former was employed by James Merrill, leather dealer.  Eight children were born of the union, of whom five survive, John of this place, Homer of Lee Center and E. B. Tupper, Mrs. H. S. Wetherbee and Mrs. James Downing of Rome.  Mrs.
Tupper also leaves one half brother, Charles Bronson of Boonville, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Harriet Bork of Delta, Mrs. J. B. Hitchcock of Lee Center, Mrs. Christopher Dorn of Vernon Center and Mrs. Emily Bellinger of Brooklyn.  The funeral will be held at the home of her son, John, here at 11 am on Wednesday.  The interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.  Mrs. Tupper was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
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Maryette Bronson Hitchcock
Rome Sentinel-August 21, 1911
Lee Center - Mrs. Maryette Bronson Hitchcock, widow of Curtis B. Hitchcock, died at her home in Lee Center August 19, 1911, in the 79th year of her age. She was born in the town of Floyd, a daughter of the late Eli and Rosina Bronson.  Married at the age of nineteen she had always since resided in the home where she died, respected and loved by family, friends and kindred.  Her home was her kingdom, but she was always ready to lend a helping hand to any who were in need.  She was the mother of seven children, five of whom have passed on to the better land, where her faith assured her she will meet them
and all the dear ones gone before.  She was a firm believer in the universal fatherhood of God and that faith sustained her in her hours of suffering.  She bids farewell to all who so kindly cared for her during her illness which, while not long, was severe, and patiently waited and longed for the summons to pass on to the better life, with a prayer on her lips for the welfare of those left behind.  She was a faithful member of the Universalist Church.  She is survived by two children, Willis G. Hitchcock of Freeport, L. I., and Mrs. Kittie Lyman of Lee Center, also six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. H. A. Bork of Lee, Mrs. C. Dean of Vernon Center, and Mrs. E. J. Bellinger of Brooklyn, and one brother, Charles E. Bronson of Boonville.  Funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George Cross Baner of Utica, assisted by Rev. George Dermott of
Lee Center at 2 o'clock Tuesday, Aug. 23.
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James H. Capron
Rome Sentinel-March 7, 1899
At his home on Summit Street in Boonville, Saturday, occurred the death of James H. Capron, one of the prominent and most highly respected citizens of that place.  Mr. Capron was born on the old homestead in Ava, July, 1827.  He had always been a resident of Ava and Boonville except in the years 1867 and 1868 when he was in Minnesota.  In 1852 he married Louisa Cagwin of Verona, who died five years later, leaving one son, Henry, who died about ten years ago.  In 1864 he married Hattie A. Brinckerhoff, who survives him, together with two sons, Benjamin A. and Ambrose C., both residents of Boonville.  Besides his immediate family Mr. Capron is survived by four brothers and one sister: Charles and Smith of Boonville, Merritt of Leyden, Albert of Constableville and Mrs. Wayne Collins of Malone. Mr. Capron was always a hard working man, being a large owner of farm lands, besides being identified with many other projects for his material advancement.  By his frugality and industry he had accumulated considerable property and during the later years of his life he had ceased to labor so steadily and was
enjoying the fruits of his earlier years.  Mr. Capron for many years had been a constant member of the Methodist church.  In politics he was a Republican.  He represented Ava in the board of supervisors and had been president and trustee of the village of Boonville and for years a member of the high school board.  Mrs. Capron is quite ill from an attack of the grip, not being able to be about, and much solicitude is felt as to the effect the shock of her husband's death will have upon her.
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Hattie Brinkerhoff Capron
Rome Sentinel-January 25, 1904
Boonville  Jan. 25 - Mrs. Hattie A. Brinkerhoff, widow of James Capron, died Friday eveing at the home of her son, Benjamin A. Capron, on upper Schuyler Street.  Although for years she had been in delicate health, her last illness was brief, covering a period of less than two weeks, and terminating in heart failure.  Mrs. Capron was the daughter of Benjamin and Easter Brinkerhoff and was born in Boonville in April 1832.  About forty years ago she became the second wife of James Capron, who died in March 1899.  During the past three years she had been the very congenial companion of her niece, Mrs. Loraine
Carrington of this village, at whose home she was taken ill.  Having a premonition that it was her last illness she desired to be conveyed to the home of her son, where two days later she passed peacefuly away.  She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church and in all her varied relations of life she was true, stedafast and conscientious.  Possessed of a peculiarly happy disposition, of warm heart, and wide sympathies, she won and kept many friends outside the family circle.  She leaves, besides the son above mentioned, another son, Ambrose C. Capron, of this village and two grandchildren.  The funeral was
held at 2 pm today from the residence of her son. B. A. Capron, Rev. F. B. Severance officiating.
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John Capron
Rome Sentinel-August 29, 1904
The death of John Capron, aged 69 years, occurred at North Western on Saturday at 12:30 from dropsy.  The funeral was held today from the Baptist chapel here, Rev. A. W. Cady officiating.  Interment was made at West Leyden.  He is survived by two brothers, George and Clark Capron of Boonville.  Mr. Capron was widely known throughout this section of the country.  He had followed farming until recently when he retired from active life.  He was a very stout man, weighing nearly 400 pounds.
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Eli Bronson Capron
Rome Sentinel-April 27, 1908
Lowell - The death of Eli B. Capron, a well known and highly respected resident of this village, occurred at his home, one and one-half miles southwest of this place, at 4 am Sunday, aged 69 years.  The cause of death was grip and heart trouble, he having suffered from the latter the past two years.  Mr. Capron was born near Boonville and had always lived in Oneida county.  At one time, with his sons, Frank and Edgar, he conducted the Willett House livery in Rome.  He had lived on the place where he died for the past seventeen years.  Mr. Capron was a man of geniel disposition and kindly nature and had many friends who will regret his death.  Besides his wife he leaves four sons and two daughters, Frank of Albany, Edgar, Melvin and Daniel and Mrs. A. G. Gypson of Lowell, and Mrs. Lincoln Wood of Ava, also one sister, Mrs. Levi Gray of Dowagiac, Mich.  Funeral will be held on Wednesday, interment in Lowell Cemetery.
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Robert W. Fuller
Rome Sentinel-July 15, 1912
At the home of Lewis Button at 9 pm Sunday occurred the death of Robert Worthington Fuller in his 75th year. The immediate cause of his death was from the effect of a shock last Thursday morning, from which he never regained consciousness.  He was born in the town of Rome April 28, 1837, one of seven children of Henry and Betsey Felton Fuller.  About 43 years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor Lince and from this union three children mourn his departure;  Mrs. Lewis Button of Westernville, Mrs. Sheridan Jones of Hudson, and Robert Fuller of LeRoy.  Mr. Fuller was a man of good honest
character, whom all his friends could depend upon, a faithful worker, doing his duty at all times.  He had always lived in Rome and Delta.  In politics he was a Democrat.  He was engaged in various occupations during his life.  Besides the above mentioned children, a widow and one brother, Charles of Ridge Mills are left.  The funeral will be held at the home at 11 am on Wednesday.  Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.
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John Vroman
Rome Sentinel-October 2, 1903
John Vroman, of 414 West Court Street, died Wednesday evening after having been confined to his bed for three weeks. He had been in failing health all summer.  Mr. Vroman was born in the town of Lee and was 81 years old last Friday.  He lived on his father's farm there until he married 57 years ago, when he purchased a farm on the State Road, in the town of Rome, and there he lived until he moved into the city 29 years ago, into the house where he died.  Mr. Vroman was a man who had a wide acquaintance and all who knew him respected him,  Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. S. B. Hall of Rochester, Minn., who was with her father at the time of his death, and Mrs. T. H. Betts of this city, also one brother, Chauncey Vroman of Rochester, Minn. and six grandchildren.
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Mary Francella Vroman Betts
Rome Sentinel-February 22, 1940
Mrs. Mary Francella Betts, 88, died last night at the home of her son, Fred V. Phillips, 213 E. Thomas Street.  She was born in Coonrod, daughter of John & Mary Coonrod Vroman.  She was twice married.  Her first husband, Ephriam C. Phillips, Rome, to whom she was married Jan. 29, 1882, died in 1898.  On Nov. 21, 1900 she was married to Thomas H. Betts of Troy.  Mrs. Betts was of the Baptist faith. Surviving besides the son with whom she lived are a daughter, Edna M., Rome, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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Ephriam Phillips
Rome Sentinel-May 21, 1895
Ephriam C. Phillips, who had been a resident of this city for more than 40 years, died at the Utica State Hospital at 3:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon.  He had been an inmate of the institution for two and one-half years, having been afflicted with paresis.  Mr. Phillips was the only child of Mr. & Mrs. George Phillips and was born in Devonshire, England, 60 years ago.  When he was 14 years old his parents emigrated to this country coming directly to Rome, and Mr. Phillips always made his home here.  He had an honorable record as a veteran, having enlisted and served for about eighteen months in the civil war in the Second New York Heavy Artillery and was a member of Skillin Post.  He was a joiner and cabinet maker by trade and did work on many residents in this city.  He leaves many friends to mourn his death.  The surviving relatives are his wife and three children,
Mrs. Frank Ward of Detroit, Mich., and Frederick B. and Edna Phillips of Rome.  The remains were brought to Rome today.
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Milo Mansfield
Rome Sentinel-December 2, 1920
Milo Mansfield died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Fahey, 107 S. Levitt Street at 11 o'clock this morning.  He suffered a shock two years ago and had been in declining health since.  He suffered another shock two weeks ago and was afterward confined in bed.  He had also been afflicted with hardening of the arteries.  Mr. Mansfield was born in Westmoreland on February 14, 1852, being in his 69th year.  His parents established their home at Fish Creek Landing when he was a child and in that place 49 years ago he married Miss Nettie Wheeler, her death occurring in this city 18 years ago.  Eleven years ago he married Mrs. Martha Harrig, who survives.  Mr. Mansfield had been a respected resident of Rome for 40 years.  He was an employee of the Rome Malieable Iron Works many years ago and had worked in the same plant for each company which has since occupied the plant, having served faithfully for the American Can Compnay since they located there.  He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Churh.  Besides his wife he leaves a son and two daughters, Frank Mansfield, Rome, Mrs. Benjamin Armstrong, Taberg, and Mrs. John Fahey, at whose home he died, a stepson, Olin Harrig, Rome, five step-daughters, Mrs. Charles Perry, Rome, Miss Bessie Harrig, New York, Mrs. H. Fred Delphol Jr., Mrs. Clayton Wells, Oriskany Falls, and Mrs. William J. Dixon, New York Mills.  He leaves a sister, Mrs. Albert Brown of Vienna, twenty-four grandchildren and four step-children.
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Margaret Damuth Mansfield
Rome Sentinel-Octobert 24, 1928
Margaret L. Damuth, wife of Frank A. Mansfield Sr., died at her home, 806 Armstrong Ave., Saturday night.  Mrs. Mansfield had been ill for three years and confined to her home for the past year.  The deceased was born in Rome July 1, 1872 and had always resided here. In 1910 she married Mr. Mansfield who survives with one son, Frank A. Mansfield Jr.  Her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Damuth, one sister, Mrs. Levi O'Dell, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Walter Bork, all of Rome, also survive.  The deceased was a member of the First M. E. Church.
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Nellie Mansfield Wellman
Rome Sentinel-May 14, 1928
Nellie E. Mansfield, wife of Maynard R. Wellman, 818 Calvert Street, died at her home Sunday afternoon after an illness of several days.  Mrs. Wellman was born in Rome July 9, 1903, daughter of Frank A. Mansfield and the late Nettie Mae Carpenter.  She received her education in St. Mary's School from which she was graduated.  Oct. 11, 1922 in Rome she married Mr. Wellman, who survives with three daughters, Margaret L., Eileen Mae and Marion Agnes, the last named of whom was born May 2 last.  She is survived also by her father, her stepmother, one sister, Mrs. Walter J. Bork, and one brother, rank
A. Mansfield Jr., all of this city.  Mrs. Wellman was a member of St. Mary's Church.
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Frank J. Sly
Rome Sentinel-August 31, 1928
Frank J. Sly, 65, one of the most prominent farmers in the town of Rome, died suddenly Thursday afternoon while milking on his farm on Turin Road just outside the city limits.  Dr. H. F. Hubbard, coroner, declared death due to heart disease.  Mr. Sly with his son Burton, were doing the evening chores and the father had milked four cows and was engaged with the fifth when he toppled from the milk stool.  His son, milking across the aisle, ran to his aid.  Mr. Sly was unable to speak and Burton ran to the house to notify his mother and when they returned the father and husband was dead.  The sudden death came as a heavy shock not only to his family but to the neighbors and his many friends in this city, as Mr. Sly had been in the enjoyment of his usual good health.  During the week he had carried out his usual work on the farm and had helped in threshing.  Mr. Sly was the
son of the late Julius and Harriet Robbins Sly and was born on the Sly homestead in the town of Lee, August 11, 1863.  He had been a resident of Oneida county during his entire life, his early years being spent in Lee and Western.  For the past 12 years he had lived on the farm where he died, moving there from this city.  He was married to Fannie H. Walsworth at the Walsworth home in the village of Delta on January 17, 1884.
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Charles H. Wentworth
Rome Sentinel-May 10, 1908
Charles H. Wentworth, 639 W. Liberty St., fell dead on W. Liberty Street, a short distance east of the Wood Creek bridge about 1:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.  In compnay with Mrs. Wentworth and Mr. & Mrs. Wiliam H. Hunt, 721 W. Liberty St., Mr. Wentworth was on his way to attend the funeral of John De Wolf.  He and Mr. Hunt were walking together and Mrs. Wentworth and Mrs. Hunt were in the rear.  Just after they had crossed the bridge Mr. Wentworth sank to the ground and expired instantly.  The body was taken into the home of Martin H. Mullin, 515 W. Liberty St., and Coroner Hubbard
summoned. After viewing the remains the coroner gave the cause of death as heart disease, and they were removed to Mr. Wentworth's late home.  Mr. Wentworth was born in Lee 55 years ago and had resided in Rome 21 years.  Twenty-four years ago last July, at North Bay, he was married to Miss Mary M. Collins of Annsville, who survives with the following children:  Mrs. Herman Wilbert, Misses Eva L. and Florence V. Wentworth and Chester P. Wentworth, all of this city.  He also leaves two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Bork of Rome and Mrs. Mary Loren who resides in the west, and one grandchild.   Mr. Wentworth attended the First M. E. Church and was a member of the Maccabees and Odd Fellows.  He was well known and highly respected and his many friends will be pained to learn of his sudden death.  He had for 16 years been in the employ of Hughes & Wilkinson millers and wholesale flour and feed dealers.
Kathy Last

Martha Johnson Tracy
Rome Sentinel-May 29, 1928
Mrs. Martha Johnson Tracy, aged 75, died last night at her home on South Street.  She was born April 8, 1853, a daughter of the late William and Charlotte Ferguson Johnson, who came to this community in 1830 from Connecticut by ox team and settled on the Johnson homestead on the lower Taberg Road.  January 1, 1872 Martha Johnson was united in marriage with Fred Tracy who died nine years ago.  Mrs. Tracy was a charter member of Lake Delta chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, an attendant at the Community church and a respected and beloved resident.  She is survived by one son, Charles W. Tracy of Rome, four grandchildren, and one brother, Squire Johnson of Rome and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral will be held at her late home Thursday at 2 pm. Burial a Lee Valley Cemetery.
Kathy Last

George Hazard
Rome Sentinel-June 16, 1908
At the home of his son, Homer H. Hazzard, about a mile south of Stanwix on the Westmoreland Road, at 11:50 am today, occurred the death of George Hazzard, in his 71st. year.  He had been ill the past year and a half with Bright's disease, but had been confined to the bed only ten days.  He was born in Stanwix about a quarter of a mile from where his death occurred, and was a son of the late Parcius and Sarah Hazzard.  About thirty years ago he was married to Sarah Harris of Bartlett.  She survives with three sons, Homer H. Hazzard of Stanwix, Earl of Utica, and Harvey R. of San Francisco.  Mr. Hazzard attended the Baptist Church.  He was well and favorably known in this vicinity.
Kathy Last

Sarah Ann Totten Wheeler
Rome Sentinel-March 16, 1908
Mrs. Sarah Ann Wheeler, aged 76 years and 8 months, wife of Zenas Wheeler, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Tully, in Nelliston, New York on March 11.  Mrs. Wheeler was of revolutionary stock and a daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Totten who descended from the early German settlers, and the followers of Martin Luther.  Mrs.
Wheeler was born in Verona and had always lived in this section with the exception of one year in Hoboken.  She was a kind and loving mother and a member of the Methodist Church.  She is survived by her aged husband, two sons and five daughters, Henry and Elbert Wheeler, Mrs. George Tully of Nelliston, Mrs. Boulant and Mrs. Potter of Rome, Mrs. Fred Wilson of Stanwix and Mrs. King of Jersey City.  She also leaves 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  The remains were brought to Stanwix where the funeral services were held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wilson on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Rev. E. B. Topping, pastor of the First M. E. Church of this city officiated.  The bearers were grandchildren of Mrs. Wheeler, Arthur Green, Garry Tully, Lyly Potter, Nelson Potter, John Seaton and Albert Healt.  The interment was made at
Kathy Last

Zenas Wheeler
Rome Sentinel-June 16, 1908
Zenas Wheeler, for many years a resident of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Tulley, in Fort Plain on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 pm.  He was stricken about 11:30 in the morning with apoplexy.  Mr. Wheeler was 79 years 10 months and 6 days old.  He is survived by seven children, Mrs. George Tulley of Fort Plain, where he has resided for the past five or six years, Mrs. W. J. King of Jersey City, Mrs. Alfred Boulant and Mrs. Mary Potter of Rome, and Mrs. F. M. Wilson of Stanwix, Henry G. Wheeler of Constableville and Elbert M. Wheeler of this city.  The remains have been removed from Fort Plain to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilson, in Stanwix where the funeral willl be held on Wednesday at 1 pm.
Kathy Last

(From the records at the Johnstown Public Library)
August 22, 1905
Charles R. Bessee Died Last Night Well known and estimable citizen passes away.
Death came at 9 o'clock last evening.  After a long and painful Illness - Mr. Bessee was a prominent figure in musical circles for many years.
After a long and painful illness, Charles R. Bessee, one of the best known residents of this city, passed away at his home, No. 116 Mill Street, at 9 o'clock last evening.  The illness of the deceased extended back over a period of eight months and first suffered from the effects of nervous trouble which gradually developed into nervous prostration.  He was seriously affected mentally and at times was considerably demented.   About the middle of last December he was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital at Utica and underwent an operation which improved his condition for a time but the relief was only temporary.  After a few weeks his condition was as serious as ever and for the last five months had been confined to his bed.  It had been realized for several weeks that he could not survive long and he gradually wasted away until the end came.
The deceased was born in Westmoreland 66 years ago and came to Johnstown in 1869 to instruct the old Johnstown band which was organized shortly before by Dr. Stevens. At that time he was living in Camden and came to Johnstown weekly to give band instruction until he took up his residence here permanently in about 1871.  From that time until within the past few years he had given his entire attention to band and orchestra work and succeeded in bringing the local organization to a high standard of excellence, being particularly well versed in music and a director of more than ordinary ability.  For a time he was obliged to give up his leadership of the band owing to ill health, but at the earnest solicitation of the members of the organization resumed his duties until he was compelled to retire by his last illness.  For several years he was the director and tenor singer of the quartette choir of St. John's church and since his resignation in that capacity had been a member of the Baptist and Methodist choirs.  He was married to Miss Lilah Congdon of this county in 1889.
Mr. Bessee was a man who was always active in public demonstrations and that he had the best interest of the city at heart was manifested in many ways.
He was an attendant at St. John's church and commanded the respect and confidence of all with whom had any dealings. A large circle of friends who are only limited to the number of his acquaintances will mourn his death very deeply.
The deceased is survived by his widow, one brother, Albert Bessee, of Gloversville, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral announcements will be made later.
Claudia Bement cpbement@syr.edu