Watertown Daily Times, 05 Feb 1924
NOTE: All other census and burial records, as well as her daughter's obituary, record Mrs. Erastus Ackerson's name as Olive rather than Alice.



Felts Mills, Feb. 5.---Mrs. Alice Ackerson, aged 63, wife of Erastus Ackerson, died at the family home in this village about 9 this morning following a long illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Ackerson was born in Wilna, a daughter of Richard and Clara Lyons. She was married to Erastus Ackerson in 1885. Besides her husband, three children, Mrs. Albert Young of Champion, Louis Ackerson of Nolesville, and Mrs. John Wood of Niagara Falls and several grandchildren survive. She had resided here for the past 29 years.

The funeral will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church here Thursday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Mr. French, the pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. A. Williams of the Disciple church. Interment will be made here.
Parents: Richard Lyon and Clarissa Shaver.
Grandparents: Alanson Lyon and Olive Sloan.


Watertown Daily Times, 17 Aug 1883

Silas Barret, a soldier of the war of 1812

---Silas Barret, a soldier of the war of 1812, who died at his home in Youngstown, Niagara county, Tuesday, aged 94, formerly lived in Jefferson county, and was with the American army along the St. Lawrence river during the war of 1812. In 1845 he went to Niagara county, where he has since resided. He was married twice, and has had nine children, four of whom survive him. His wife died nine years ago. He retained his faculties to a remarkable degree, and took a lively interest in all that was going on about him. At the last presidential election, he rode four miles to the polls to cast his vote for Garfield.

NOTE: Silas married (1) Lucinda Evans (2) Sedate Evans, who were sisters, daughters of Urial & Lucinda Evans.
Author: RD Calhoun Eagan


Miss Adrah A Bertram Dies

Lifelong Resident of Redwood Area Was Aged 77 - Funeral Wednesday.

Redwood, June 10.- Miss Adrah Angeline Bertram, 77, a lifelong resident of this area died Sunday morning at 11:30 in the Edward John Noble hospital at Alexandria By, where she had been a patient for more than a month. The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Quincer funeral home with Rev Vernon Nichols, pastor of the Redwood Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Bearers will be Albert King, Floyd Stine, Otto Selder, Frank Rowell, Morris Paddock and Charles Wingrath, all of Alexandria.

Surviving are twin brothers, Edward and Edson of Alexandria and four nephews and two nieces.

Miss Bertram was born July 15, 1879, in the town of Alexandria, daughter of Edward D and Alice Poerce Bertram. She lived with her parents until 20 years ago, when she moved to the home of an uncle, Frank Pierce, also of Alexandria. For the past ten years Miss Bertram has lived alone at Redwood. She was a member of the Redwood Methodist church, the WSCS and the Kirkland grange.

Transcribed from 10 Jun 1957 Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York.


I just found the answer to one part of my family legend question regarding the widow Mary Wheeler. I was on the Northern New York Library Network's historical newspaper site and found the following obituary in the Cape Vincent Eagle of March 1, 1923:

Three Mile Bay

James S. Chapman Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia.

James S. Chapman, aged 59 years, a lifelong resident of the town of Lyme, died at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon at the home of William Rusho, following a two weeks' illness of pneumonia. He was the son of Asa and Mary A. Chapman. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. A. D. Farvre, of Syracuse; and two half-brothers, Alonzo E. and Reuben D. Wheeler, of the west.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 from the home, the Rev. W. H. Bradley, of the Chaumont Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial was made at S. Lawrence.

Mrs. A.D. Farvre was James' half sister, Emma Wheeler, who married Augustus D. Favre/Faivre (his second wife). Half brother Alonzo Wheeler went to Michigan after the Civil War (with his brother Albert), then Minnesota, then Montana, and possibly Oregon. Reuben Wheeler went to Michigan, then Minnesota after the Civil War.


Edwin D. Claflin, Gardener, Dies

He Was Well Known as the Man Who Perfected Local Golf Course.

Edwin D. Claflin, well known landscape gardener of this city, died about 10 Saturday night [2 September 1916] at his home, 113 North Meadow street, following a week's illness resulting from a stroke of apoplexy suffered last Monday [28 August 1916], aged 61 years. Mr. Claflin was employed at washing windows at the home of Raymond C. Hannaha, 207 Flower avenue west, when he was suddenly stricken. He fell from the ladder to the ground, a distance of about six feet. He was found at the foot of the ladder nearly unconscious. Those persons who picked him up did not know where he lived and Mr. Claflin, being unable to speak on acount [sic] of paralysis accompanying the stroke, tried to write the address but his right side was totally paralyzed and he could not control his hand.

He was finally taken to his home at 113 North Meadow street where he remained in a more or less unconscious condition until his death. He was attended by Dr. J. M. Ceawe[?]. This was the second shock he had suffered and it was known that he would not survive.

Mr. Claflin was well known in this city. He had been employed by numerous residents as landscape gardener. For about 12 years he had acted as foreman at the Jefferson County Golf Club links and he helped lay out the links. He built the bunkers, the various hazards, the terrace green on No. 4 hole and many other points which are features of the course. He specialized in the putting greens and gained the reputation of being capable of maintaining the best putting greens in northern New York. The ladies' putting green near the tennis court was known all over New York state for its perfect form.

Mr. Claflin laid out and maintained the lawn at the Henry Keep home. He had lived the greater part of his life in this city.

He was born at Ellisburg, Sept. 6, 1855, son of the late William Morgan and Abigal [sic] Smith Claflin. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Addie Danks Claflin, four brothers, Henry, of Lorraine; Sidney and William, of Ellisburg, and Roderick Claflin of this city.

The funeral will be held from his late home, Tuesday afternoon [5 September 1916] at 2:30, Rev. James H. Keeling, pastor of Faith Chapel, officiating. Interment will be made in Brownville cemetery.

[Watertown Daily Times, Monday, September 4, 1916, page 4]



Elijah was the son of Joseph and Margaret Cobb and was born on the 22nd Jul 1833 in the Town of Orleans, Jefferson County, New York.. He was one of eleven children. He was a Civil War Veteran. He married Emily Crandall Frink (a young widow) with a son Frank Frink (who later lived in Hammond, St Lawrence County NY). Elijah and Emily had 4 sons, Herbert, George, Eugene and Edward. They lived on a farm in Camp Mills, Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York on the Crandall Farm previously owned by Emily's parents. Emily was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Clark Crandall and she was born in Brookfield, Madison County, New York (See Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island). Author: PRegan


From the Watertown Daily Times January 24, 1895


In Adams, Jan. 17, at the home of the grandparents, M.J.Walker, Ora, infant daughter of Mrs. Eva L. Crawe, aged 21 months.

Notes from Darla Bedford Moe Feb. 18, 2010, from Sacramento, CA:
This little girl was sister to my grandmother Myrtle (Myrtie) Mary Crawe Spencer.


From the Jefferson County Journal November 18, 1925

Mrs. Eva Delano

Mrs. Eva Delano, aged 57, died Thursday afternoon at the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown after a long illness. She was taken to the hospital three weeks ago and had slowly failed since then.

Mrs. Delano was born in Adams, Sept. 9, 1868, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M.J.Walker. She was twice married, her first husband, John Crowe, of Earlville, N.Y., dying many years ago. Her second husband, Wesley Delano, died about four years ago.

Surviving besides her parents are a son, Philo Crowe of Green, N.Y., two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Spencer of Clinton, N.Y., and Mrs. Pearl Larkin of Lacona, all by her first marriage; a son, Charles Delano, of Adams; two daughters, Mrs. Allen England of Mannsvile and Mrs. Gordon Larkin of Sackets Harbor, by the second marriage; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Diefendorf of Chicago, Mrs. Fred Lyman of Adams and a step-son, Bert Delano, of Algona, N.Y.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.J.Walker, 18 Grange Avenue, Rev. Grant Chambers of the Baptist church officiating. Interment in Rural cemetery.

Notes from Darla Bedford Moe Feb. 18, 2010 from Sacramento, CA "Crowe" is a common error in recording the correct name of "Crawe".

John Crawe was born as John M. Burtch, son of Philo K. Burtch, and was adopted by David Crawe of Earlville.

I descend from Myrtle (Myrtie) Mary Crawe Spencer, who is my grandmother, deceased.

Wesley Delano became my grandmother's stepfather.

Wesley Delano's sister Alida Delano Spencer (Mrs. Alonzo Spencer) had a son named Stephen DeForest Spencer. Myrtie Crawe married Stephen Spencer, so she married the nephew of her step-father.

Myrtle (Myrtie) Mary Crawe and Stephen DeForest Spencer are my mother Norma's (now deceased) parents.


Albert F. Dickinson

Albert F. Dickinson, aged 39, residing at Mannsville, this county, and who is a charter member of the Jefferson County undertaker`s association, was taken suddenly ill with pheumonia on Wednesday last, and died at an early hour Saturday morning. He successfully conducted an undertaking establishment in Mannsville, He was married a number of years ago to Miss Tinnie Streeter, of Pinckney, a sister of Mrs. F. J. Johnson, of this city, and she is left with two daughters aged 13 & 11 respectively.

From the Watertown Re-union Wednesday , May 21, 1890.

NOTE: Albert F. Dickinson was born Jan. 20, 1851 in Ellisburg, New York a son of Elias & Clarissa (nee:Hubbard) Dickinson


04 Jan 1899 Watertown Re-Union


Death of a Citizen of Chaumont for Whom Many Mourn

Jan. 3.---Andrew J. Dillenback, a farmer and well-known business-man, died Thursday night at 9, at his residence on the outskirts of this village, aged 65 years. He has been since last October confined to the house with an incurable disease, which he bore with patience and fortitude, expressing himself as being perfectly resigned to the heavenly will.

He was the eldest son of the late William Dillenbeck and Peggy Jenkins who came in their youth from Herkimer county to the town of Orleans in this county, where they were married, and where Andrew J. Dillenback was born. He married Kate Cornwall, of St. Lawrence, by whom he had six children: Fred, Luther, Jay, Addie, Gertrude and George. In April, 1897, his daughter Addie died, and in July last his wife. The loss of these dear ones was a heavy blow to the loving husband and father, who was then suffering from the malady which caused his death.

The funeral was held from his late home on Saturday at 1. The officiating clergyman was Rev. L. Rice, of Watertown, a Universalist minister and personal friend of the Dillenback family, who profess that faith. Rev. W. G. Atwell, of the M. E. church, made a prayer and the venerable Mr. Price delivered a eulogy in the life and character of Mr. Dillenback, which was a fitting tribute to the merits of the man, for no community ever lost a more useful citizen than he. Kind-hearted, obliging, gentle as a woman, and generous to a fault, he literally obeyed the Scriptural injunction, for inasmuch as he did not let his left hand know what his right hand did. Such was Jack Dillenback, and this community mourns the loss of an upright citizen and a sincere friend. Mr. Dillenback was a life-long Democrat.


Dr Elmer E Eddy, 78, Dies at Redwood Home

President of Sanatorium Board of Managers and Veteran Physician Long Ill.

Redwood, May 1.- Dr Elmer E Eddy, 78, president of the board of managers of the Jefferson county sanatorium, Watertown, for nearly 50 years a practicing physician of this village and a former coroner of Jefferson county, died yesterday afternoon at 4:15 (EST), at his home here after an illness of more than two months.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 (EST), at the Eddy home. Rev Carl M Worden, rector of St Peter’s Episcopal church of Redwood, will officiate. There will be a Masonic service under the auspices of the Alexandria Bay lodge of Masons. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Dr Eddy’s death resulted from diabetes, neuritis and complications. For a long period he had been afflicted with diabetes, but he continued to follow his profession until Feb 25 when, owning to illness, he was compelled to retire. On March 4 he entered the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, for treatment and he was a patient in that hospital until he was discharged and returned home Apri1 11. He had been confined to his bed most of the time since he became ill the later part of February.

His wife, the former Miss Sarah L Mitchell, is the only near surviving relative. She is a sister of Lucien C Mitchell, Watertown, president of JB Wise, Inc, of Watertown.

Redwood’s only physician Dr Eddy, would have observed the 50th anniversary of his practice here in July. For years until the time of his death, Dr Eddy, one of the village’s most prominent residents, was a director of the Redwood National bank, health officer of the town of Alexandria, chairman of the local chapter of the American Red Cross and trustee of the Watertown Savings bank. He was elected to the board of trustees of the Watertown bank Feb 23, 1933.

Always deeply interested in the fight against tuberculosis, Dr Eddy was unanimously elected a member of the board of managers of the Jefferson county sanatorium in Watertown by the Jefferson county board of supervisors Nov 19, 1929. He succeeded Dr Willard S Perrigo of Antwerp, then newly- elected chairman of the board of supervisors, who declined to be a candidate again. The term of Dr Eddy was for five years, beginning Dec 1. He became the second doctor on the board of managers, the law requiring two. The other was Dr Harlow G Farmer, who declined reelection. He had since served in that office. Dr Eddy regularly attended board meetings. The March meeting of this year was the first he missed.

The doctor was also a member of the Jefferson County Tuberculosis and Public Health association, St Peter’s Episcopal church of Redwood, Lakeside Lodge, No 328, IOOF, Redwood; Alexandria Lodge, No 297, F&AM, and Theresa Chapter, No 149, RAM, Alexandria Bay; and Watertown Commandery, No 11, KT, and Media Temple, AAONMS, Watertown.

Dr Eddy was born March 27, 1862, in LaFargeville, a son of the late Daniel and Mary Francisco Eddy. Daniel Eddy settled near Orleans Corners in 1832, moving to LaFargeville in 1858. About 1840 he purchased a farm in the town of Orleans from John LaFarge and was one of the early farmers of theat section of the county. Daniel Eddy was one of the founders of the Methodist Prostestant church of LaFargeville, for 24 years was justice of the peace and for one term was justice of sessions. He died March 14, 1883.

Dr Eddy attended school at LaFargeville, after which he was a student in Ives seminary at Antwerp. For a time he taught school. Deciding to prepare for a medical career, he began the study of medicine in 1885 in the office of Dr CL Jones at LaFargeville. For a year he was a student in the medical school of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. From there he transferred to the medical department of the University of Buffalo, from which he was graduated with his degree of doctor of medicine March 25, 1890, more than a half century ago.

In July, 1890, he came to Redwood with his mother and located in what is now the Otto Felder property. Later, he resided in the Briggs home on Main street. >From there he moved to the Margaret Gates home, where he resided until 1907 when he built the home where he resided until his death.

Dr Eddy had always been interested in educational, religious and charitable institutions and at one time was president of the Redwood board of education. At different times he had been coroner of Jefferson county. He served first in 1892. A few years later he again held that office. In September, 1915, he was defeated by Dr HG Farmer, Watertown, and the late Dr RF Gates, Brownville, in a spirited three cornered fight for the Republican nominations for two coroners. Dr Farmer later resigned, however, and on Dec 23, 1916, Charles Whitman, then governor of the state, appointed Dr Eddy to fill the vacancy. Not long after that the office of coroner was abolished.

Dr Eddy was a member of the Jefferson County Medical society, having joined in 1890; the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical association.

He married Miss Sarah Louise Mitchell, daughter of the late Isaac and Katherine Bort Mitchell of the town of Orleans, March 30, 1892. The ceremony was performed at the Mitchell home, Stone Mills by Rev WH Bentley, then pastor of the Methodist Protestant church of LaFargeville.

Transcribed from an unknown news clipping [penciled in 1940] by Suzi Howard.


Mrs Macie Hyle Eddy Dies At 84

Lifelong Resident of Watertown Area Succumbs In Hospital Funeral Wednesday.

Mrs Macie Hyle Eddy, 84, formerly of 128 North Pleasant street, and widow of Widmer E Eddy, died Sunday morning at 3:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs Howard G Bisnette, 133 East Main street, with whom she had been living. Mrs Eddy had been in failing health recently although until a week ago she had been up and around. For the past week she had been confined to her bed.

The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Simpson funeral home with Rev William O Wilbur, pastor of Bethany Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in North Watertown cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Howard G ( Marion L) Bisnette, city; Mrs Frederick C (Marieta) Higman, Rockville Centre; two brothers, George and Albert Hyle, both of Syracuse; a granddaughter, Mrs Kenneth (Norma Jean) Hartbrodt, Long Island city, and five great grandchildren. Mrs Higman’s husband is a member of Guy Lombardo’s orchestra.

Mrs Eddy was born at Redwood on May 12, 1872, daughter of Henry and Margaret Betz Hyle. She was the only daughter among six children born to her parents.

On Dec 23, 1897, she was married to Widmer E Eddy at Redwood at her home, Rev Mr Higby officiated. Following their marriage the couple lived at Orleans Four Corners where Mr Eddy was employed as a telegrapher for the New York Central railroad. For 50 years Mrs Eddy lived in the Watertown area. In 1902 the couple came to Watertown and Mrs Eddy worked for the old HH Babcock Carriage company. He later returned to the employ of the railroad. For 20 years before his death Mr Eddy was engaged in the real estate business. Mr Eddy was noted in this area as a musician. He died in March, 1944, at his home, 128 North Pleasant street. At one time Mr and Mrs Eddy operated a grocery store at 251 North Rutland street.

Mrs Eddy had been an active member of the Asbury Methodist church.

Transcribed by Suzi Howard from an unknown news clipping. [penciled in 1956]


Geneva Evans Dies at Age 73

Redwood- Mrs Geneva Skinner Evans, widow of Jason Evans, died at 3:30 pm Friday in the Samaritan Keep home, Watertown, where she had lived since 1973. A graveside service was scheduled for 1 this afternoon at Redwood Cemetery, with Rev Randall Gill, Theresa community pastor, officiating.

She is survived by a brother, Francis Skinner, Redwood; a sister, Mrs George (Ruth) Kenyon, Clayton, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Deforest Skinner, died Oct 19, 1969.Redwood- Mrs Geneva Skinner Evans, widow of Jason Evans, died at 3:30 pm Friday in the Samaritan Keep home, Watertown, where she had lived since 1973. A graveside service was scheduled for 1 this afternoon at Redwood Cemetery, with Rev Randall Gill, Theresa community pastor, officiating.

She is survived by a brother, Francis Skinner, Redwood; a sister, Mrs George (Ruth) Kenyon, Clayton, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Deforest Skinner, died Oct 19, 1969.

Born in Redwood, Feb 17, 1907, daughter of Leslie G and Emma Zoller Skinner, she attended Redwood High School.

She was married to Jason Evans on June 23, 1925. The couple operated a farm in the Redwood section.

Mr Evans died Aug 3, 1953, at the age of 53 when he was stricken ill after working in the fields on his farm.

Transcribed by Suzi Howard from an unknown news clipping. [penciled in 31 Oct 1980]


The Pulaski Democrat [Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY], Thursday, 26 May 1966, p. 2:

Lester Flagg, Woodville, Dies

Lester A. Flagg, 58, of Woodville, died Friday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where he had been admitted on Thursday. He had been in failing health for two years. Mr. Flagg, a former resident of Pulaski, had open heart surgery in 1960 at Boston, Mass., and was in good health following the operation.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home in Belleville. The Rev. Earl E. Hartley, pastor of the Woodville Congregational Church, officiated with burial in Woodside Cemetery at Belleville.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Kelsey Flagg; a son, Richard D., of Woodville; a daughter, Mrs. William [Joyce] Case, Henderson; a brother, Earl V. of Stratford, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. John [Alice] Worden of Florida and Mrs. Anthony [Pearl] Bontomase of Pulaski and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Flagg was born in Pulaski on Dec. 67, 1905, the son of Alonzo and Grace Colvin Flagg. He attended Pulaski schools and was married to Florence Kelsey on Aug. 17, 1926, at Sandy Creek. A tool maker at the brake shop of New York Air Brake company for 13 years, Mr. Flagg later became an electrical conductor. He retired two years ago having served as an inspector for the New York Board of Fire Underwriters for 17 years previous to his retirement.

He was a member of the Pulaski Methodist Church, Rising Light Lodge, 637, F. & A. M. of Belleville and the Belleville O. E. S. 136.


Watertown Daily Times [Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY], 15 Oct 1992:


Woodville -- The funeral for Florence K. Flagg, 85, formerly of Woodville, Route 3, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday 14 Oct 1992 at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. William Harkins, pastor of the Belleville United Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery, Belleville.

Mrs. Flagg died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in the House of Good Samaritan, Watertown. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 3:30. Contributions may be made to the Belleville Chapter 136, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Richard E., Woodville; a daughter, Mrs. William (Joyce) Case, Henderson; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Rex and Lewis Kelsey, died before her.

Born March 27, 1907, in the town of Ellisburg, daughter of Floyd and Linda Harris Kelsey, she attended Union Academy of Belleville and married Lester A. Flagg Aug.18, 1926, at Sandy Creek. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Syracuse, where Mr. Flagg was employed be Easy Washing Machine Co. In 1930, they moved to Woodville, where they lived on Route 3. Mr. Flagg died May 20, 1966.

Mrs. Flagg worked for Dr. Paul Reed, Henderson Harbor, for 13 years, and for 11 years she was a toll booth attendant for the Thousand Islands State Park Commission. She retired in 1977. Mrs. Flagg was a member and past matron of Belleville Chapter 136, Order of the Eastern Star, a charter member of the Willing Workers, Ellisburg, and a member of the Woodville Congregational Church.


Cape Vincent Eagle [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 30 Oct 1924:



It is with much regret that we chronicle the passing of one of our former well known residents, Edwin Duane Fox, who died at his home, at Elmsford, Westchester county, on October 25, following an illness of pneumonia

Edwin Duane Fox, who was 75 years old, was born in Watertown, a son of the late Herny [sic] L. and Eliza [Dodge] Fox. For many years the Fox family was prominent in the hotel business in Cape Vincent, conducting the old St. Lawrence, the Rathbun House, and the Hotel Algonquin, which was built by Mr. Fox's father-in-law, the late Joseph Crevolin. After retiring from the hotel business Mr. Fox moved to New York with his family, where he became engaged in the real estate business. At the time of his death he had extensive real estate interests in Westchester county.

"Ed" Fox, as he was commonly called by the people of Cape Vincent, was a man who possessed many friends in this locality and who will regret to learn of his demise and all will extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. Besides his widow, Cornelia Crevolin Fox, he is survived by three sons, Cornelius F. Fox, Ned Raymond Fox and Edwin Tunnicliff Fox, and two daughters, Miss Aline Kate Fox and Mrs. Robert K. Potter.


Cape Vincent Eagle [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 15 Aug 1935, p. 1:

Mrs. E. D. Fox Dies At Carleton

Mrs. Edward [sic] Duane Fox, 85, of White Plains, a native of this village, died in her sleep last Thursday morning at her room in the Hotel Carleton, where she had been a guest since Monday, July 15. Bruce Robinson, hotel employee, and Mrs. Louise Fitzgerald, a nurse at White Plains, found Mrs. Fox dead in the bed about 6:30.

Mrs. Fox had been in the habit of having her breakfast served in her room. Mr. Robinson went to the room at 6:30 last Thursday morning as usual with her tray and rapped on the door. Mrs. Fitzgerald, who was sleeping in an adjoining room, heard that Mrs. Fox did not tell the waiter to enter the room so she investigated with Mr. Robinson and they found the woman dead. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mrs. Fox had been an invalid for about a year and spent most of her time in a wheel chair. Her son, E. T. Fox, and grandson, E. T. Fox, jr., Locust Valley, spent the weekend with her recently and another son, N. R. Fox, of White Plains, was a guest at the hotel at the time of her death.

Mrs. Fox was born in this village in 1850. She was the daughter of Joseph and Eileen [sic*] Calvin Crevolene [sic*]. She attended the local schools and was a member of St. John's Episcopal church. Mrs. Fox was born in the house which is now known as "Beechwood," the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Phinney, of Buffalo.

She was married to the late Edward [sic] Duane Fox, of the village in 1876, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Wm. Perrine, then rector of St. John's Episcopal church. Mr. Fox was in the hotel business most of his life. He owned the St. Lawrence hotel, which stood on the corner of Market street and Broadway, and later owned the Algonquin hotel. After the Algonquin hotel was destroyed by fire Mr. and Mrs. Fox left Cape Vincent and moved to White Plains, where Mr. Fox entered the real estate business. They made their home in Elmsford, a suburb of White Plains. After her husband's death in 1924, Mrs. Fox continued to live in White Plains. For several years after Mr. and Mrs. Fox left this village they continued to return here and stay at the Hotel Carleton. After her husband's death, Mrs. Fox continued to come here. She had been coming to this village for the past twenty years during the summer.

She is survived by two sons, E. T. Fox, of Locust Valley, and N. R. Fox of White Plains; a grandson, E. T. Fox, jr., Locust Valley; two daughters, Miss Kate Fox, of Elmsford, and Mrs. Robert K. Potter, of Colorado Springs Col,; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Soules [sic*], of Watertown, and Mrs. Grant [sic*] Higgs, of Paupau [sic*], Mich.

Thomas M. Mannigan, local undertaker, took charge of the body and, accompanied by Gordon Webster, left for Elmsford Thursday afternoon. N. R. Fox, accompanied by Allen S. Davis, of this village, also left for Elmsford Thursday. Funeral services were conducted at that place Saturday last, with burial at White Plains.

____________________ * Cornelia [Crevolin] Fox was the daughter of Henry Joseph Crevolin and Cornelia Rosette Calvin. Her surviving sisters were Caroline Josephine, widow of Lawton Soule, and Blanche, widow of Lainie Higgs, of Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI.


Cape Vincent Eagle [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 30 Aug 1917:


The death of Eliza Rathbun, widow of the late Henry L. Fox, occurred at the residence of Norman Hinckley, in Point street, with whom she made her home, on Wednesday night of last week at about eleven o'clock.

So far as the Eagle is aware, Mrs. Fox was the oldest person in the town of Cape Vincent. She was born on Carleton Island, September 8, 1823, and, therefore, lacked only seventeen days of being 94 years of age. She was the daughter of Elisha P. and Olive Tunnicliff Dodge, pioneer residents of the town of Cape Vincent. Her grandfather, Johnathan [sic] Tunnicliff, owned twenty square miles of land between Richfield Springs and Cooperstown, and to-day that particular portion of real estate is known as the "Tunnicliff Tract."

When she was about twenty years of age she was married to Henry L. Fox, who died twelve years ago. Mrs. Fox was one of the most energetic and ambitious woman [sic] in the village and town of Cape Vincent. She was a woman of much more than ordinary intelligence and was exceedingly helpful and sympathetic when trouble came to those she knew. Cape Vincent, to her, was the one place on earth, and the dearest.

She is survived by one son, Edwin Duane Fox, of New York; two sisters, Mrs. I. T. Cross, of San Francisco, Cal., and Mrs. Fayette Millen, of Romeo, Mich.; three grandsons, Cornelius F., N. Raymond and Edwin Tunnicliff Fox, of New York, and two granddaughters, Olive [sic] Kate Fox of New York City, and Mrs. Robert K. Potter, of Beaufort, Cal.

The funeral was held from St. John's church on Friday afternoon, August 24, at two o'clock, the Rev. Charles T. Raynor, of Watertown, officiating. The interment was made in the family lot in St. John's cemetery.



Fell and Broke Her Hip Thanksgiving Day--Rites on Tuesday
Mrs. Tillie Helmer Hough, 75, of 18 Burdick block, 114 Franklin street, widow of Rufus H. Hough, of this city, died suddenly early Sunday morning in the Mercy hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 24, Thanksgiving day. Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday afternoon at the Northam & Fox funeral home. Burial will be made in the Calcium cemetery.

Surviving Mrs. Hough are two sons, Harry Hough, Ogdensburg, and Clifford Hough, Syracuse; a sister, Mrs. Frank J. (Marie) Lancor, Watertown Center, and nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hough fractured her right hip when she fell while visiting at the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Lillian Brown, in the Burdick block on Thanksgiving night. Removed to the hospital, she suffered a stroke two days later. On Sunday morning at 6:15 a nurse entering her room to give a medication found her dead. She was last known to be alive at 4 a. m. Death was attributed to an attack of coronary thrombosis.

She was born on Wolfe Island, Ont., Jan. 2, 1874, a daughter of the late Gordon and Minerva Sweetman Helmer. When she was about nine years old, she came to this country with her parents and in early life she lived at Cape Vincent, Watertown and Sulphur Springs. On June 14, 1892, she was married to Rufus H. Hough, also a native of Wolfe Island. They lived at Sulphur Springs for a time and then on Wolfe Island. Their daughter, Mrs. Harold (Alta) Weaver, who died at Calcium Nov. 30, 1938, was born on Wolfe Island in 1896.

Later, Mr. and Mrs. Hough resided on various places in this section, including Chaumont, Copenhagen, Calcium and Barnes Corners. They came to this city about 27 years ago. Mr. Hough died suddenly March 4, 1932, at 7 Plum avenue, where the family then lived.


Watertown Daily Times March 4, 1932


Rufus H. Hough, 63, died suddenly at 5 this morning at his home, 7 Plum avenue, as the result of a heart attack. While he had been in poor health since last fall and although he had suffered a shock a few weeks ago, Mr. Hough was in his usual health when he retired at about 10 Thursday evening after having visited at the home of a neighbor, Percy J. Berrigo, 1 Plum avenue. According to members of his family, he was feelng as usual when he got up at 4:30 this morning and then returned to the bed. Shortly before 5 he was suddenly stricken and died almost instantly. Dr. R. F. Gates of Brownville was summoned.

Mr. Hough was born in 1868 on Wolfe Island, Ont., the son of Asa Hough and Merrinda Rankin Hough, and had been a resident of this country for the last 33 years. At one time he lived on a farm near Adams Center. Later he moved to a farm on the Calcium road and about ten years ago came to Watertown.

Surviving, besides his widow, Mrs. Tillie Helmer Hough, are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Weaver, Calcium; two sons, Harry and Clifford Hough, this city; three sisters, Mrs. William Britt and Mrs. Charles Riley, both of Collins Bay, and Mrs. Matt Riley, Kingston, Ont.; a brother, Asa Hough, Wolfe Island; and seven grandchildren, Dorothy and Robert Weaver, Calcium; Gerald, Richard, Beverly, Kent and Francis Hough, this city.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m., from the family home in Plum avenue. George W. Bovee of the International Bible Students' association will officiate. Burial will be made at Calcium.


Watertown Daily Times 13 Dec 1918


Theresa, Dec. 13.---News has reached here of the death of Elmer E. Hubbard, at his home in Taylor, N. Y., Saturday of pneumonia following influenza. He was born and spent nearly all his 66 (?) years in this town, and has many relatives here. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hubbard.

At Kelsey Bridge he conducted a large farm and for several seasons operated a threshing machine, and winters operated a sawmill at Kelsey Bridge. At one time, he conducted an implement store in this village. Five years ago he purchased a farm in the central part of the state and had lived there since.

He married Jennie Timmerman and she and their two children survive, Maude Hubbard, a nurse, and Stanley Hubbard, also his mother and two brothers and one sister. His brothers are H. H. Hubbard, of this place, and Frank, of the central part of the state. His sister, Mrs. Elsie Young, and mother reside here.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday from his home in Taylor.

NOTE: correct name was Elmore E. Hubbard. His mother, Melissa Elmore Hubbard, was a daughter of Hial Elmore & Mary Ann Wood, a granddaughter of Alpheus Elmer/Elmore & Electa Evans, and great-granddaughter of John Evans & Rhoda Gibbs Putnam of Hinsdale, Cheshire, NH.


From the Jefferson County Journal -July 22, 1925 Mrs. Amelia Lyman This community was saddened on the morning of July 6th by the death of one of its oldest and respected residents, Mrs. Amelia Lyman. Her illness began with an attack of lagrippe some time ago, and with her advanced age, she could not gain strength, so kept failing gradually from day to day until the end came.

She was the daughter of Abram and Lucinda Walker, born May 1, 1844, in the town of Worth. She had one sister and three brothers, Esther, who died at the age of 16, and Mark, Irving, and Wilbur Walker. All have passed away with the exception of the eldest, Mark, a Civil War Veteran, living in Adams.

On July 29, 1861, previous to the outbreak of the Civil War, she was married to Caleb N. Lyman, who served during the war. Their married life was spent in this vicinity, and farming was their occupation. The husband died in 1908. Six children were born to this union, Theda, wife of Frank Wilcox, who died May 2, 1907; Clinton, who died several years ago; Henry and Myron, who lived with their mother; Maude, wife of John Redway, and Sarah, wife of Thomas Foster. The last four are living.

All was done for their mother that could be done, but the Lord knew best and took her home. She was a member of the at Lorraine. She was a devoted wife and mother.

"Mother - It is a little word,
But oh, how much it holds
Of melody and tenderness
And love that aye unfolds.
In all the world, where you in bliss
May soon forget another,
There's no one whom you will miss
When she is gone, like Mother."

Mrs. Lyman was a kind woman and always ready to do a kind deed, and she will be missed in the neighborhood in which she lived, but will be missed more by her sons and daughters when they go to the old home and find that mother is not there. But it was His will and she was ready to answer the summons.

Her funeral was held from the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs. Redway. Rev. E.J.Lavis of Lowville, officiating. The bearers were four grandchildren. Albert and John Redway, Clinton Lyman and Andrew Wilcox. She leaves an only brother in poor health, Mark Walker; four children, eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, and other near relatives to mourn her death. She was laid to rest amid the flowers in the family plot in Rural cemetery. A good woman has gone to her reward.

Notes from Darla Bedford Moe on Feb. 18, 2010, from Sacramento, CA:

I descend from Mrs.Lyman's brother Mark.



From "Genealogical and Family History of the County of Jefferson New York" compiled by the late R.A.Oakes, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905

CALEB N. LYMAN, a highly respected and prominent citizen of the town of Lorraine, Jeffeson county, New York, where he was born, March 14, 1835, is a man of keen discrimination, sound judgement and excellen common sense, and these characteristics have aided materially in the success which has attended his active career. His parents were Caleb and Theda (Butler) Lyman.

Having been reared upon a farm, he naturally chose that occupation as best suited for his life work, and after completing a common school education turned his attention to that line of industry, which he has followed in connection with that of lumbering. In 1862, he enlisted in Company B, Tenth Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, and served three years in that terrible struggle, the Cicil War, and is now a pensioner of the United States government for disabilities incident thereto. He participated in the battle of Petersburg and the battle of Cedar Creek, and throughout his term of service displayed both courage and heroism. Since attaining his majority he has cast his vote with the Republican party, whose interests he has served faithfully and well. He is a member of the Protestant Methodist church, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Grand Army of the Republic.

On July 29, 1861, Mr. Lyman married Amelia Walker, who was born May 3, 1844, a daughter of Abram and Lucinda (Weaver) Walker, and residents of Worth township. Their children are as follow: Henry C., born February 10, 1868, resides on the homestead farm; he married Belle Ripley. Theada A., born April 9, 1870, wife of Franklin Wilcox, of Allendale, a blacksmith by trade. Clinto A., born February 12, 1872, who was shot by accident at age twenty-one years. Myron O., born April 18, 1881. Maud M., born September 29, 1883, wife of John Redway, a farmer of Ellisbergh. Sarah, born March 22, 1890.

Copied by Darla Bedford Moe Feb. 18, 2010 from Sacramento, CA


Mrs. Ada Massey Moore, 27

Mrs. Ada Massey Moore, 27, wife of Carl Moore, died Monday evening at Orwell sanatorium, following an illness of three months.

Mrs Moore was the daughter of Mrs Elizabeth Massey 215 West Fourth Street. Surviving besides her husband and mother, are two children, Ina and Carl Moore, Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Krise, Mrs. Dorothy Rappleye and Miss Mary Massey; four brothers, Hubert, Howard, Alfred and Woodrow Massey.

Funeral will be held at the family home, 215 West Fourth street, time to be announced. Burial will be made in Philadelphia, N. Y.

1934 Oswego Paladium


Miss Nellie Massey died in Oswego Hospital

Miss Nellie Massey died in Oswego Hospital late Saturday night following an Illness of three weeks. Miss Massey was a native of Theresa, N. Y. and had resided in Oswego for 18 years.

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Massey of Theresa, who survive, with five brothers, Cyrus Massey, Alfred Massey, Woodrow Massey and Hubert Massey, Oswego, and Howard Massey, Syracuse, also three sisters, Mrs. Mary Weeks, Castile, N. Y. Mrs Stella Krise, Watertown and Mrs. Dorothy Ackley, Oswego.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at the home of her brother Woodrow Massey, 227 East First Street. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

1941 Oswego Paladium


Daniel T. O'Connor

Daniel T. O'Connor died Tuesday morning. May 19, at 6:45 at the family residence in Worth Centre, aged 84 years, 8 months, and 5 days.

He was the son of Thomas and Mary McCarty O'Connor, and was born in Inessmoore. County Kerry. Ireland. He came to the United States July 1857. For some time he resided In New York, and New Jersey later he came to Jefferson county and became a citizen.

He was a Democrat In politics, and was always interested in the affairs of his town and county. In Clayton, he met and married Aug. 29. 1864 in St Patrick's Church in Watertown, Alice Hayes who was born May 29, 1843 in Piersetown, Ireland. On Nov. 18. 1865 with bis wife and one infant daughter, he moved to the farm where he died, residing there nearly 49 years. Of this union were born eleven children: Mrs Mary Butler, Catherine Helen Austin, Thomas Francis O'Connor, Alice Elizabeth Brady, John Michael O'Connor, Caroline Margaret Brady, Julia-May Feisthamel, Agnes Abble Hadley, Ellen Loretta Hadley, Daniel Cornelius, and Gertrude Cecil O'Connor.

His widow Alice H. survives along with two sons and four daughters: John M., Worth Centre; Daniel C., the old homestead; Mary Butler of Watertown, W C Austin of Manassas, VA; Mrs E G Feisthamel, Albany; and Mrs J E Hadley, Black River. There are twelve grandchildren Eugne Daniel Butler, Kathryn M Austin, Veronica and Everette Feisthamel, Alice and Edward Brady, Herbert Lawrence Hadley, Gladys M., Thomas N., Alice, Edna J. and Bernice A. O'Connor.

The funeral was held Friday morning at 10. at St. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic church. New Boston, of which he had been a member more than 50 years. The pall bearers were four nephews, Timothy, Earl, and Frank Hayes, and John Francis Donley. Interment was made In the family plot in New Boston cemetery. 1914 Transcribed from Watertown Herald


From the Watertown Daily Times 1917 (Don't have the day, but I believe this is in May)

Mrs. Cordelia Robbins

Mrs. Cordelia Robbins was found dead in her room in her home with her daughter, Mrs. Julia Buck, 308 Sterling Street, about 7 this morning, aged (hard to read-but looks like 82) 82, years. Mrs. Robbins, not withstanding her advanced age, had enjoyed good health all winter. Her daughter heard her when she arose. She went to her door this morning and was about to go upstairs and aid her mother in dressing a few minutes after she heard her mother moving about in the bed room. It was then that she found her mother lying upon the bed. She had apparently just ceased to breath for her body was still warm. Mrs. Robbins had evidently seated herself upon the edge of the bed and was in the act of dressing when she sustained an attack of heart failure.

She was born in Oswego County, daughter of James and Rachael Durham Deavenport, but had spent practically all her life in this city. Her first husband, Matthew Babcock, was killed during the Civil War, in the second battle of Bull Run. Her second husband, Isaac Robbins, died about (hard to read-looks like 33) 33 years ago.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Julia Buck, with whom she lived; Mrs. Alice Poore of this city, and Mrs. William McCarroll of Berlin, N.H.; two sons, William R. Babcock of Lafargeville, and Fred E. Robbins of this city, and two sisters, Miss Minnie Deavenport of Rochester, and Mrs. M.J.Walker of Adams, and two brothers, C.A.Deavenport and Daniel Deavenport, both of Rochester.

The funeral will be held from the Buck home at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. J.M. Brockie, pastor of Hope Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in North Watertown Cemetery.

Note from Darla Bedford Moe Feb. 18, 2010 from Sacramento, CA Mrs. Robbins is the sister of my ancestor Orpha E. Walker Davenport (Mrs. Marcus Josiah Walker)


Maxine Noble Tifft Snider 1916-2000, obituary



ELLISBURG -- Maxine T. Snider, 83, of 65 North St., Pulaski, a native of Ellisburg, died Thursday at her home.

Mrs. Snider worked at Selkirk Shores State Park for several years.

Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Ellisburg, a daughter of Percy and Leila Noble Tifft, she was a 1932 graduate of Union Academy, Belleville. She lived in Belleville before moving to Pulaski in 1952.

She married Kenneth B. Snider on Dec. 8, 1939, in Hyde Park. Mr. Snider died in 1997.

Mrs. Snider was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, and the Women's Relief Corps.

Surviving are a sister, Arlene Dana, North Rose, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Edward Tifft, died in 1984.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Ellisburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.


Cape Vincent Eagle [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 8 Feb 1917 [in locals column]:

Lawton W. Soule

Lawton W. Soule, for a number of years a druggist in the employ of the late L. O. Woodruff, in Cape Vincent died in Ogdensburg on Sunday morning. Mr. Soule, who was 68 years of age, was born in Clayton, the son of the late Thomas and Harriet Cole Soule. When a boy he moved to Watertown, where he spent practically his entire life with the exception of the years he resided at the Cape.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Caroline Crevolin Soule, he is survived by three daughters, the Misses Josephine, Cornelia and Leila Soule, all of Watertown. The funeral was held from St. Paul's Episcopal church [part of line missing from page image] Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. John L. Oldham, rector of the church, officiating. The body was placed in the vault, and later will be brought to Cape Vincent for burial.


Cape Vincent Eagle [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 16 Apr 1936, p. 1:

Mrs. Caroline Soule Dies In Watertown

Mrs. Caroline Josephine Soule, 82, widow of Lawton W. Soule and descendant of pioneer French settlers of Cape Vincent, died at 2:30 Sunday morning at the family home in Watertown after a long illness.

Mrs. Soule had been in poor health for a number of years and had been confined to her bed for several weeks. Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age and diabetes, from which she had suffered for a long time.

She was born January 2, 1854, in the historical Cup and Saucer house in this village, a daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Cornelia Rosetta Calvin Crevolin. The Cup and Saucer house, according to tradition, was built by French settlers of this section for their chief, Napoleon Bonaparte. The original Crevolin house, which was known as "Beechwood," was destroyed by fire shortly before Mrs. Soule's birth and the family moved to the Cup and Saucer house. Later "Beechwood" was rebuilt.

Mrs. Soule's maternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Calvin. Mr. Calvin, a native of Lafargeville, became a member of the Canadian parliament, owner of Garden Island and a prominent boat builder. She was married to Lawton William Soule, druggist of this village and native of Watertown, on January 21, 1880. The ceremony was performed in St. John's church, this village. They continued to live here for many years, where Mr. Soule was associated with the late L. O. Woodruff as druggist.

Her father, the late Henry Crevolin, was well known here where he was a large landowner. He moved to this village from New York with his parents in his youth.

Mrs. Soule was a member of the LeRay de Chaumont chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was also a member of the Northern Frontier chapter, Daughters of 1812.

Surviving are two sisters, the Misses Caroline Josephine Soule and Leila Grace Soule, of Watertown, and a sister, Mrs. Lainie Higgs, of Paw Paw, Mich.; also a niece, Mrs. Gerald W. Austin, of Watertown.

Funeral services were held Tuesday with a private prayer service at the home at 1:30 p.m., followed by funeral services half an hour later at St. Paul's Episcopal church, Rev. C. N. Eddy, rector of the church, officiating, Burial was made in the Episcopal cemetery in this village.


Cape Vincent Eagle [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 15 Feb 1934, p. 1: Former Resident Dies In Watertown

Miss Cornelia H. Soule, Age 50 Years, Dies in Watertown Saturday

Miss Cornelia Harriet Soule, 50, resident of Watertown for 28 years, died Saturday morning at the family home in that city.

Miss Soule had been ill for about a week. Death was due to pneumonia which developed from a slight cold. Miss Soule was born in Cape Vincent, July 31, 1883, a daughter of Lawton W. and Caroline J. Crevolin Soule.

Her education was received in the schools here. She removed to Watertown in 1905 and had since resided there.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church, Watertown, and of the Girls' Friendly society of the church. Surviving her are her mother; two sisters, Miss Caroline J. Soule and Miss Leila G. Soule, all of Watertown, and several cousins.

Prayer services were held at the home Monday at 1:30 and funeral services were held half an hour later from St. Paul's church, Rev. Condit N. Eddy, rector of the church, officiating. Burial will be made at Cape Vincent in the spring.


Obituary from the Watertown Daily Times Dec. 13, 1926

M.J.Walker, 84, Veteran, Dies

(Special to The Times) Adams Dec. 13

Marcus J. Walker, 84, a veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Grange Avenue. He had been in failing health for some time.

Mr. Walker was born at Chaumont, Aug. 13, 1842, son of Abraham and Lucinda Weaver Walker. Much of his life had been spent in this section and during the Civil War he served in the Union army.

There survive him his widow Orpha Walker, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Lyman of this village, and Mrs. Devendorf, of Chicago, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home. Burial will be made in Adams Center Union Cemetery.

This is copied by his great-great granddaughter Darla Bedford Moe on Feb. 18, 2010, in Sacramento, California.
I descend from his daughter Eva Walker Crawe Delano, who died Nov. 12, 1925, the year before her father.


This obituary for my second great-grandfather appears in the Jefferson County Journal, December 15, 1926.

Marcus J. Walker

Veteran of the Civil War Passed Away Monday

Following several years of poor health and months of illness, Marcus J. Walker, aged 84 years, veteran of the Civil War, passed away early Sunday afternoon at his home on Grange Avenue. The funeral was held at the home this afternoon at 2:30 and burial was in Union Cemetery, Adams Center. Rev. Grant Chambers, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated.

Mr. Walker was born in Chaumont, a son of Abraham and Lucinda Weaver Walker and had always lived in Jefferson County except when in the army service. In 1867 he married Miss Orpha Deavenport of North Adams, the marriage taking place at Worthville. For the past 35 years Mr. And Mrs. Walker have lived in Adams.

Mr. Walker enlisted August 13, 1862, from Worth, being mustered into the U.S. service as a private in Company D, First Battalion, New York Volunteer Artillery, the consolidation of this and the Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh battalions forming the Tenth Regiment, New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery. With his regiment he was in defense of Washington, D.C., attached to the 22nd Army Corp; was in the battle of Cold Harbor, VA; also at Petersburg; the mine explosion at Petersburg; the battle of Cedar Creek; on duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December, 1864, also on duty in the assault and fall of Petersburg, where he was captured and sent to Libby Prison from which he was paroled by their provost marshal. He was honorably discharged June 17, 1865, at Annapolis. mr. Walker was the last member of DeAlton Cooper Post, G.A.R.

Mr. Walker told of shaking hands with President Lincoln when on duty at Washington and of seeing his body lying in state in the Capitol. His wife and two daughters, Mrs. F. J. Diefendorf of Chicago, and Mrs. F. S. Lyman, of Adams, with their children, are his immediate survivors.

Notes from Darla Bedford Moe written Feb. 18, 2010:

I descend from Eva Walker Crawe Delano, daughter of Marcus J. Walker & Orpha E. Davenport. Eva died on May 6, 1925, the year before her father Marcus Josiah Walker, so she does not appear as his survicor. Eva was born in Lorraine, Jefferson Co., NY in 1868. She married first John M. Crawe. John M. Crawe was born in Rome, Oneida Co., NY, as John M. Burtch, the son of Philo K. Burtch. He was adopted by David & Roxa Crawe of Earlville. Eva and John Crawe divorced, and John married Jennie Mae Gifford. John died when his son Ithamer (from Jenny) was a toddler, and after this, Eva married Wesley J. Delano, with whom she had children. I descend from Myrtle (Myrtie) Mary Crawe Spencer, the daughter of Eva Walker and John M. (Burtch) Crawe.

"Abraham" Walker was commonly known as "Abram".

"Deavenport" is commonly spelled "Davenport".

"Marcus" J. Walker was commonly known as "Mark".


Watertown Daily Times 01 Dec 1938

Mrs. Alta Hough Weaver

WIFE OF HAROLD WEAVER, 42, DIES Calcium, Dec. 1.---Mrs. Alta Hough Weaver, 42, wife of Harold Weaver, died at here home here last night at 9:50 after having been ill a year.

Mrs. Weaver was born on Wolfe Island on Aug. 18, 1896, the daughter of Rufus and Matilda Helmer Hough. She was brought to this country by her parents 35 years ago, and they resided on farms around Chaumont, Adams Center, and Watertown. She had resided in Calcium for 21 years.

She was married to Mr. Weaver of Chaumont Dec. 24, 1914, in a ceremony performed in Watertown by Rev. Winfred P. Moody, former pastor of Stone Street Presbyterian church.

She was a member of Pine Grove grange here.

Besides her husband and her mother, who resides in Watertown, she leaves a daughter, Dorothy, and a son, Robert, both residing at the home here.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Calcium Presbyterian church. Rev. Harry Westbrook Reed, pastor of All Souls Universalist church, Watertown, will officiate, assisted by Rev. E. Earle Eaton, pastor of the Philadelphia Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Sanford Corner's cemetery.

Friends may call at the home Friday afternoon and evening.


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