MAN DROWNED IN BLACK RIVER BAY- On Saturday last, EDWARD ELMER left Dexter about 8 or 9 o'clock for his home on Pillar Point, somewhat intoxicated. He was last seen by Mr. George Anderson, at whose house he stopped to hire Anderson to carry him home. Anderson could not then do so. Elmer started on his way home alone. Since then nothing has been seen of him until his body was found under the ice today (Thursday). Elmer was a young man and leaves a wife and two young children.
THE DEXTER DROWNING CASE - Yesterday Coroner L. F. Phillips, of this city (Watertown), received a telegram from Dexter to proceed to that village and hold an inquest on the body of the man EDWARD B. ELMER, found drowned there yesterday: Deceased was a brother of Mr. Elmer of this city, who keeps a fish market in the Cottage block. Coroner Phillips went down and summoned a jury as follows: J. D. See, E. White, M. Hursley, J. Wright, A. Knox, E. Mullin, A. Coates, M. Dingman, John Dingman. The inquiry was then adjourned till Monday.
MYSTERIOUS DEATH - Last evening, Coroner Phillips, of this city, received the following telegram from Chaumont: Come and view the body of JOSEPH ST. GEORGE, found dead in the woods. A. A. GETMAN. Coroner Phillips will leave for Chaumont today.
MOREY SHIPPY, the hermit, 80 years old, still lives alone in his hovel with his six cats for his only companions. He froze his feet the other day and Dr. H. amputated one of them and he says he will die before he will go to the poorhouse. Game to the last.
PLESSIS - The funeral of MRS. JANE SPALSBURY, wife of Mr. DOW SPALSBURY of Tylerville, formerly of this vicinity, was held in the M. E. Church of this place on the 12th inst. Mr. Bradshaw preached an able sermon on the resurrection of the body. Mrs. S. leaves a husband and only surviving child and large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: ASAPH MATHER estate...Notice is hereby given...all persons having claims against Asaph Mather, late of the city of Watertown, deceased, intestate...to present the same with vouchers..to the undersigned administrators...at the residence of A. Palmer Smith...on or before the 20th day of June next. Dated Nov. 27, 1875, HANNAH MATHER, A. PALMER SMITH, Administrators
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: JOHN J. GOODENOOUGH estate...notice is hereby given...all persons having claims against John J. Goodenough, late of the town of Watertown, deceased, intestate...to present the same with vouchers...to the undersigned administrators...at the residence of John B. Goodenough...on or before the 29th day of March next. Dated September 2d, 1875. AMANDA GOODENOUGH, JOHN B. GOODENOUGH, Administrators
page 7: A VENERABLE LIST - The following venerable List of Letters has been clipped out of an old Watertown paper, and gives one a momentary glance at the past which is vivid and interesting: List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Clayton, NY, JULY 1, 1835:
|BACON, LEONARD||JOY, TRUXTON|
|BACON, J. S.||JOSLIN, HENRY|
|BEDFORD, JACOB||KELLOGG, CHARLES|
|BARZEE, WILLIAM||LIVINGSTON, DANIEL|
|BROWN, LUTHER||LYNCH, NARRY|
|BASS, OLIVE MISS||LEBLANC, MIHAD|
|CRITTENDEN, ALMON||MATHERS, S. HENRY|
|CARPENTER, BERIAH||McINTOSH, WM. CAPT.|
|CORNING, JOHN||MARSHALL, LYDIA MRS.|
|CAVELLIAR, PETER||NUOMAN, THOMAS|
|DeGROUT, STATRO||NOBLE, JUSTIN 2|
|DURHAM, STEPHEN||OLNEY, JEREMIAH|
|DOUNDANE, JOSEPH or OLIVER||PIERCE, W. JOSEPH|
|PARK, A. J.||WEAVER, GEORGE|
|DICKEY, ELIZABETH||PARK, T. F.|
|EDDY, LUTHER||RANDALL, ADOLPHUS|
|ELMER, JOHN||SMITH, NATHANIEL|
|FINCH, EBRO||SWAN, HIAL|
|FALKNER, E. THOMAS||SMITH, W. NATHANIEL|
|GOULD, WILLARD||SPAULDING, JONATHAN|
|HALL, JONATHAN||WADSWORTH, PAUL|
|HILL, DANIEL||WOODWARD, CALEB DR.|
|HALL, WARREN||WARNER, SETH|
E. C. BANCROFT, POST MASTER
page 7: BELLEVILLE, Jan. 5, 1876: A suicide occurred in Ellisburg, this morning about 9 o'clock. Mr. ANDREW COLON, a farmer residing about three miles south of Ellis Village, near the Block School House, committed suicide by cutting his throat in his sleeping room upstairs. A butcher knife and razor, both with blood on them, were found in the washroom downstairs. The razor case was found under his pillow in his room. After accomplishing the deed he came downstairs covered with blood and meeting his wife near the door, said: "Don't be afraid," and immediately fell, or laid down on the floor; his wife rushed from the room and gave the alarm to some of the neighbors, and one of them, a Mr. Green arrived in time to see him die, about half an hour after the rash act was committed. Insanity is supposed to have been the cause, occasioned by recent financial troubles.
DEATH OF HON. JOSEPH GRAVES...JOSEPH GRAVES, the subject of this notice was born in East Haddam, Conn., Oct. 3d, 1787. His father, a farmer with a large family of children...reared them in accordance with the olden time custom that prevailed in the land, of steady habits. In 1804, at the age of 17, he left New England... His first stopping place...was in Westmoreland, Oneida Co., where he remained until the breaking out of the War of 1812, when he went to Sackets Harbor, remaining there during the war, part of the time doing duty as a soldier, and sometimes selling supplies to the troops. In 1815 he was married and settled in the town of Rutland, engaging in the mercantile business for a short time...Soon after moving upon his farm in 1817 he united with the M.E. Church...a consistent member for over 58 years and until his death...His death was sudden and unexpected occurring December 26th, 1875, in the 89th year of his age. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn the loss...NOTE This notice is almost one column in length and descendants would want the entire notice.
We are pained to learn through the Despatch of the death of Judge W. C. THOMPSON. He was a good man and had a host of friends.
OBITUARY--JUDGE WILLIAM C. THOMPSON of this city, died at his residence in North Watertown, yesterday morning. He was confined to the house nearly three weeks previous to his death, and while sick retained the full vigor of his mind...He died in his 66th year...Judge Thompson was born in Burlington, Otsego Co., NY, where his boyhood was spent in working on his father's farm and devoting his leisure hours to study...He studied law in Auburn, NY and was admitted to the Bar in 1834. He then removed to Adams in 1837, where he entered the law office of Judge Chittenden...In 1842, he married Miss ANTOINETTE CHITTENDEN, daughter of Judge Chittenden. The union was bless with seven children, three of whom--two daughters and a son--are now living...In 1852 the family removed to this city...Judge Thompson was elected County Judge in 1851...Note: this notice is about one column in length and descendants would want the entire notice.
We are pained to record the death of Mr. JAMES WHITE of Antwerp, who after a three years' illness, sank to rest yesterday, the 17th inst., in the 77th year of his age. He was one of Antwerp's most respected citizens and at one time was a resident of this city. Mr. White leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place at his late residence tomorrow at 1 o'clock p.m.
The funeral of the late CALVIN RISING will take place at 26 Franklin Street, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The body of CALVIN RISING was found yesterday by Officer McCutchin near the gate at the stone dam. The unfortunate man probably walked through an air hole near the north end of the dam and the eddy carried his body back against the gate. His hat was found in the flume. The body was taken to the rooms of undertaker Ballard. Mr. Rising leaves a wife and several children. The funeral notice is above.
BELLEVILLE: Mr. WILBER CHAMBERLAIN lost an infant daughter, from congestion of the lungs, last week.
MRS. WILLIAM SCOTT, an old lady, 80 years of age, fainted at the M. E. church during service Sabbath morning last. She was taken home quite unconscious but was soon resuscitated and is now quite well.
Mr. ELIJAH PERSONS fainted and fell from his carriage, while riding through the village on Wednesday last, one of the wheels passing over him...His bruises, fortunately, were found to be slight and he is now in his usual health, which is quite feeble. He is an old gentleman and is suffering from heart disease.
page 8: PLESSIS:
Mr. LANSING BECKER was married to Miss MARY MILES of Sterlingville, January 2nd, and started for Albany next morning where they will stay for the next ninety days...Mr. Becker is an honorable representative to the Assembly, as in everything else.
We are pained to record the death of MRS. MARY, wife of JOHN CLUTE, who resides near this place. She died of inflammation of the lungs after short illness on the 21st. Mrs. C. was well known and beloved here, where she had always lived since her marriage, and at Theresa where she lived a number of years, and her death brings grief to a large circle of friends.
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MR. EZRA PUTMAN, an old and highly respected gentleman, died in the Thomas Settlement on Saturday last. He was the last of the old settlers of that hamlet save one--the Rev. Daniel Walker, and will be greatly missed in the neighborhood.
The anticipated connubial felicity of mortal life is duly and ceremoniously entered upon by Dr. STURTEVANT and Miss CHEESMAN of Theresa. On the 27th of January the nuptial know was pleasantly yet firmly tied by Rev. Mr. Williams of that town...
page 5, EVANS MILLS:
The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. COOPER was made sad by the death of their eldest child. ELLA was a bright little one, 12 years of age, beloved by all who knew her. The funeral was largely attended at her parents' residence, Thursday, Jan. 27.
There is a centenarian living in this town (Plessis), a MRS. HARTMAN, who is over a hundred years old, and is quite likely to live through this Centennial year.
February 10, 1876, p. 6:
MRS. JUDGE S. STRONG yesterday gave an entertainment, formerly called a tea party, to the following named widow ladies of her acquaintance, and we violate no confident that should detract from our gallantry in giving their names, places of birth and age....
|MRS. JUDGE STRONG||NY||78|
|PHILO C. JOHNSON||VT||81|
|J. W. WANDS||NY||74|
|D. T. ROBINSON||VT||79|
|A. P. BRAYTON||CONN||77|
|JAS K. BATES||NY||65|
|JAS M. CLARK||NY||62|
Their united ages amount to 1,613 years. Such a sight as a party of 21 people whose ages average 80 years is rarely seen. In attendance were MRS. HOWELL COOPER, her daughter, and MRS. ROBERTS her niece, together with MRS. L. G. HOYT, MRS. F. H. GREGORY and MRS. ASEPH MATHERS, who kindly assisted in attending to the comforts and wants of the company. Upon sitting down to the feast, MRS. FOSTER LEWIS, asked for the blessing...It may be proper to say that the only one of the male persuasion who was present was PEARSON MUNDY, one of MRS. STRONG'S boys who enjoyed the pleasure of the social gathering and afterward seeing many of the ladies to their homes under his careful driving...
NOTICE TO CREDITORS--THEOPHILUS LUTHER ESTATE..an order to all persons having claims against Theophilus Luther, late of Brownville, Jefferson County who died intestate...are requested to present same with vouchers...to the undersigned sole administrator...in the town of Watertown on or before the 19th day of May next. Dated October 23rd, 1875. Milton W. Luther, Administrator.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS--ASAPH MATHER ESTATE..an order to all persons having claims against Asaph Mather, late of Watertown, deceased intestate...are requested to present the same with vouchers to the undersigned administrators, at the residence of A. Palmer Smith...in the city of Watertown on or before the 20th day of June next. Dated Nov. 27, 1875. HANNAH MATHER, A. PALMER SMITH, Administrators.
page 8, DEXTER:
The remains of M. L. ROCKWOOD of Pamelia Four Corners, were brought to this place for burial Monday.
CLAYTON: CHARLES HUBBARD is quite sick with the kidney disease.
SMITHVILLE: Miss LIBBIE HUNTER, who has been ill of inflammation of the lungs for about 3 weeks, died on the 1st. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church on the 4th and was largely attended. She was a young lady of fair promise and beloved by all.
February 17, 1876, p. 7: REDWOOD:
On Thursday last, Redwood was the scene of a couple of nice weddings. Mr. ADAM GILTS and Miss MARY SHADEE, also FRED REPSTRA to Miss FRANK HARMAN.
ASAHEL HOUGH and family last week passed through the painful ordeal of parting earthly ties with a hopeful, beautiful little son, age 6 months, who died suddenly of croup. The funeral services of the infant were held in the M.E. Church, Sunday the 6th with Rev. Mr. Rockwell officiating.
CLAYTON, Feb. 10, 1876: MRS. THOMAS BENJAMIN who has been sick since Jan. 1st is now convalescent and today celebrated her 82nd birthday dinner.
February 24, 1876, p. 3:
CARTHAGE--The tin wedding of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. LEWIS on the 15th inst., was largely attended by the best people of the county. The presents were numerous and of all in the line of tin nothing was omitted.
Mr. LEVI BREWER, one of Sandy Creek's oldest veterans, died last Sunday evening at the age of 60 years. Before the railroad was built he used to own and run a stage line to Syracuse.
ANTWERP: The funeral of MRS. LUTHER CHAPIN last Monday was largely attended, considering the weather. Her loss is deeply felt by her husband and children.
March 2, 1876, p. 1:
The probabilities of war between Japan and Corea (sic) grow stronger every day.
Rev. NATHANIEL SALSBURY, one of the oldest Methodist ministers in central New York, died at the residence of his son, M. F. SALSBURY, in Rome, last Friday...for over 50 years he was actively engaged in the ministry...Between 1823 and 1840 he preached at LeRoy, Watertown, Oswego and Rome...In 1864 he was stationed in this city, being pastor of the Embaro? Street Church. He was superannuated in 1865 and remained so up to the time of his death.
PLESSIS: MRS. HUNNEYMAN, mother of G. R. HUNNEYMAN, died suddenly at the residence of her son on the 22d inst. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church Thursday.
The funeral of an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD of Natural Bridge, was held in the M. E. church on the 21st inst.
page 5: THERESA:
The funeral of Mrs. A. P. PARKHURST was largely attended at the Presbyterian Church on the 24th inst.
We claim a right to one of the Centennial rooms for old MRS. KIRKIS, a lady age 104 years and quite a smart old lady too. She is the mother of MRS. CHARLES PORTER.
page 7: THREE MILE BAY - WOODEN WEDDING
The long looked for wooden wedding of Mr. and MRS. AUGUSTUS G. EMPIE, came off last evening, February 28th) at their residence, at this place. Notwithstanding the severe storm and the bad condition of the roads, the house was well filled with invited guests, the elite of the town and surrounding county. Presents in wood of almost every known use, from a potato smasher (sic) to elegant and costly upholstered furniture was presented. FRANCES, (Mrs. Empie) was dressed in the rich colors and texture of the native wood...it was their first fifth milestone on the journey of life...
March 9, 1876, p. 1:
Put another star in the old flag. Colorado has been admitted and we have now 38 states.
Kit Carson's body, according to L. A. Allen of Kansas City, does not like in a neglected grave in Southern Kansas. Mr. Allen claims to have been present when Carson was buried with Masonic honors at Taos, New Mexico.
A resolution is before Congress calling for information upon the subject of the violation of the laws by the President in absenting himself from the capital and setting up the government in other localities. A vote will be taken upon it at the first opportunity.
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A telegram from Erie, PA, to Dr. JOHN BINSSE of this city, announces the death on the 6th inst. of his son-in-law, Lt. WALLACE GRAHAM, U.S.N. of pneumonia.
It becomes our painful duty to give our readers the details of another terrible murder in Jefferson County. By this tragedy we lose one of our most worthy, esteemed and well-to-do farmers, Mr. SIMON HOOVER, a citizen of LeRay; and another wealthy farmer, FRANCIS GRAPPOTTE, is his murderer...the scene of the murder is about a mile and a quarter from Forbes Hotel at Evans Mills, on the road leading from Evans Mills to Theresa village, running northeast. On the north road about 3 miles we come to a crossroad leading either left or west side. About a half a mile on this cross road is a large stone house surrounded by fine farm buildings in which the late SIMON HOOVER, the murdered man, lived. About 3 miles further on toward Theresa, on the main northeast road, lived the murderer, FRANCIS GRAPPOTTE. Last Saturday forenoon, Franics Grappotte and his son, Oscar, left home with a load of wood for Evans Mills...After reaching Evans Mills and dispersing the wood, they started to return home...As they drove along, they talked about driving over to Simon Hoover's and paying Mr. Hoover the interest on a note which he held against the elder Grappotte. The Grapotte's turned into a meadow and through the snow from the opposite direction, Mr. Hoover and his nephew, John Timmerman, approached with a horse and cutter. Grappotte called out to Hoover that he could pay the money today. Oscar was counting out the $35 when his father, Francis, struck Hoover in the pit of the stomach. A chase ensued and a fight broke out between the two men. A knife cut to Hoover produced a quantity of clotted blood and death resulted from hemmorhage. Grappotte was covered in blood; his hair and face being a mass of blood. Examination revealed a large cut about ten inches long from the center of his forehead over the top of his head. Grappotte's wife revealed to the authorities that her husband had been under medical observation for mental illness prior to the bizarre incident. Note: he was arrested and bound over for trial.
HARRIET BREWSTER of Hounsfield, celebrated her 92nd birthday on the 22d of February. She is a hale and hearty woman and is yet able to do many kinds of work.
March 16, 1876, p. 3:
We are pained to learn that the father of our worthy and esteemed citizen, J. W. MOAK, Esq., Superintendent of the R. W. & O Railroad, recently died at his home in Schoharie, NY
We are pained to learn of the death of HENRY HUMPHREY of Rutland, which took place at his home yesterday. Mr. Humphrey was the man with whom FRANK RUTTAN lived when he killed SARAH CONKLIN.
Page 6: ALEXANDRIA BAY:
The funeral sermon of GEORGE DINGMAN was preached last Sunday morning at the Reformed Church by Rev. GEORGE ROCKWELL.
ADELBERT FOSTER, a young man 18 years of age, died at his home about 2 miles from this village on the 7th inst., after a short illness; the funeral services were held at the house. Rev. Mr. Bradshaw officiating. The remains were buried at Theresa. The Good Templars attended the burial and performed the last sad ceremonies at the grave of him who was a worthy member of their Lodge; the widowed mother and friends have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
ALPHEUS BOWEN is to be the first engineer of the propeller City of Toledo the coming summer.
SUICIDE NEAR STERLINGVILLE - Yesterday morning, about nine o'clock, MRS. GEORGE POWELL, who resides on the Pennaman farm about a mile and a half from Sterlingville on the road to LeRaysville was found dead in a small trout brook that runs near the house. Her husband left home soon after eight o'clock to go to his father's house, but a short distance off. When he returned he found his wife in the creek dead. Mrs. Powell was about 25 years old and has enjoyed good health until within a short time. Some two months since she lost a babe, and since that time has been in quite poor health and at times has not appeared quite right in her mind.
T. O. WHITNEY, one of the pioneers of Henderson, died recently, age 63. Mr. T. O. Whitney's funeral was attended from his late residence in Henderson on Sabbath afternoon by over three hundred people. The Rev. Mr. Price, Universalist, preached the sermon.
BELLEVILLE - Mr. ORSON HALL lost a little son on Friday of last week of brain fever.
March 23, 1876, p. 3: - PLESSIS:
The usual quiet and monotony which characterizes Plessis, was disturbed Wednesday by the marriage of our teacher, Mr. MYRON BRIGGS and Miss AMANDA JONES. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Holbrook at the residence of Mr. Tahash...
THERESA-The remains of NEWELL COLLIS arrived here Saturday evening from Cape Vincent. Deceased was the only child of DAVID COLLIS, who died here about 15 years ago, his mother also having been dead many years, and was a nephew of J. C. COLLIS of this place, at whose residence the funeral was held on Monday...he had strong symptoms of consumption...
page 8: BELLEVILLE:
Mr. NEWTON PUTMAN of Thomas Settlement is very ill of cancer in the stomach. No hopes of his recovery are entertained.
March 30, 1876, p. 1:
On Monday evening, March 27th, a company of about 40 persons assembled at the residence of Mr. C. W. ACKER for the purpose of "crystalizing" his wedding of 15 years ago into a happy and unchanging relation. Although Mr. and Mrs. Acker were taken by surprise, still they succeeded in making their guests comfortable and happy. The presents were rich and numerous...One of the features of the evening was the appearing of Mr. and Mrs. Acker dressed in a complete costume of 1776..Mr. and Mrs. Acker partook of their supper out of a platter that has been in their family over 200 years, which was made in London.
page 8: ST. LAWRENCE:
WATSON WALRATH's wife is lying at the point of death with consumption
MRS. JANE HOFF died lately at the advanced age of 94 years.
MR. JOHN RAPPOLE died of inflammation of the bowels.
FUNERAL OF THE LATE JAMES CAREY-Yesterday afternoon St. Patrick's Church was crowded by the friends of the late JAMES CAREY, borther-in-law of PARSON T. HINES, Esq. About 200 firemen attended and a number of Masons--he having been a member of both organizations. The Rev. Father Hogan in his address spoke very highly of the deceased. Miss Korleen Moore sang two solos...the processing having been reformed the corpse was escorted to the vault...
April 6, 1876, p. 1:
At a special communication of Depauville Lodge No. 688, F. & A.M., held at their lodge room April 1st, 1876, L. E. FRAME, G. T. WILSON and BYRON FOX were appointed to draft a resolution expressing the feelings of the lodge on the loss of their brother, WILLIAM BROWN, who died March 30th, 1876...
page 5: PLESSIS:
Mr. WILLIAM W. NORTON died at his home in Selina, Kansas of brain fever, on the 18th inst. Mr. Norton was formerly a resident of this county and moved to Selina three years ago; he was a brother of the Norton Brothers of this place. He was born in the town of Watertown in 1825 and was a son of the late HORATIO NORTON of Hounsfield. Mr. Norton leaves a wife and four daughters (three of whom are married) to mourn his loss.
page 6: REDWOOD:
We note the marriage of Miss LIBBIE HYLE, formerly of Redwood, to Mr. EDWARD MITCHELL of Titusville, PA, on the 29th of March.
ST. LAWRENCE - WM. BROWN of Depauville is to be buried next Sunday with Masonic honors. The brethren of St. Lawrence is to attend the body.
Mr. SHERMAN, an old pioneer of this part of the country, died at the advanced age of 87 years, and was buried in the Warren Settlement cemetery.
April 11, 1876, p. 4:
THE LATE MISS OLIVE A. NOTT--The funeral services of this estimable lady was held yesterday afternoon at the residence of her brother, J. WALLACE NOTT, Esq., on State St. It was conducted by her pastor, Rev. H. Hersey, who was assisted by Rev. Mr. Livingston of the Stone Street church. The death of Miss Nott came as a sudden and sad surprise to her numerous friends...A seemingly slight illness terminated fatally in congestion of the brain...
April 20, 1876, p. 1:
THERESA--The funeral of MRS. GRAVES was attended at the house of her son, J. Q. GRAVES, on Sunday last. the deceased was 95 years of age and until recently had been in good health. She was an old lady much respected in this community and one of the oldest inhabitants in this vicinity.
MR. BONY GATES died at the residence of A. G. RYTHER at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Mr. Gates has resided in the town of Antwerp for many years and had recently sold his farm and all his personal property, and was about starting for Iowa, his children having all gone before him. Deceased was 69 years of age, a man much respected, had hosts of friends and no enemies. He died of pneumonia and was sick for about four or five days. The funeral will be held on Saturday next at this place. His children have been informed and will be here to attend the funeral. Deceased was uncle to Mrs. A. G. Ryther of this place.
WILLIAM FRASER, SR. went on a visit to his brother in Michigan, was taken ill on his way and died there. Mr. Fraser had been ailing for a number of years. He belong to no church and endorsed no particular creed.
page 7: CARTHAGE:
One of the most heart-rending scenes which it has ever been our lot to record is the death of Miss KATIE CLARK. She died on Wednesday afternoon, of that most horrible disease, the small pox...About six hours after her death the funeral took place..no mourners, no pall bearers, no loving friend to see the coffin lowered to its final resting place...The deceased was born in Carthage in 1855, where she has since resided. She was the only unmarried daughter of MRS. SARAH CLARK...Father Fields administered to her the sacraments of the church..she left brothers, a sister and her mother to grieve...
April 27, 1876, p. 3:
We are again called upon to chronicle one of those frequently occurring accidents, happening from the careless handling of firearms. In this instance, the victim was Mr. EDWIN AUSTIN, a young man 23 years of age, and a son-in-law of Mr. O. V. PEASE, a farmer of Hounsfield...On Saturday immediately after dinner, he took his gun and started pickerel shooting in Muscalonge Bay. After being out for a time he returned to the shore to meet his cousins, Messrs. E. s. and M. C. Lasher (of this city) who had gone down for the purpose of visiting him. As he grounded his boat and got out at a place know to fishermen as Fifer's Landing, he was met by a party anxious to rent the boat by the hour, and after bargaining with them reached into the boat to get his gun, which he took in his left hand catching it by the barrel, the muzzle pointing at his right breast, and drawing it toward him, it appears that he saw the hammer of the gun had caught in the seat and was raised so he pushed it back again, but it had raised too high and falling exploded the gun, blowing off a small portion of the palm of the hand and the full charge entered his right breast. He fell backwards and was caught by Mr. Edward Maxon...The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of Mr. O. V. Pease.
page 4, THERESA-
We are informed that the wife of SAMUEL RHEUBART ran away with George Thayer on Sunday last. Mr. Thayer as well as Mr. and Mrs. Rheubart have been living and employed at the Shurtliff ore bed for the past three years. Mrs. Rheubart took her children and left them with their grandparents and left with Thayer for parts unknown. Her husband is nearly distracted and not able to account for such doings.
page 4, CAPE VINCENT-
Mr. WILLIAM FRASER, of this town, while on a visit to some relatives in Michigan, was taken sick and died.
The friends of Mr. CHARLES WALTS, were pained to hear of his death, it is but a few weeks since the death of the oldest son of Mr. Walts, both of typhoid fever. Mr. W. was an active member of the M. E. Church and a good man.
THE LATE H. MONROE LYONS- The remains of the late H. Monroe Lyons, that arrived at Adams on Tuesday, April 18th, from Columbus, S.C., were on the 19th buried with Masonic rites. Mr. Lyons was a native of Adams, a son of ASA LYONS. He was a graduate of Eastman's Business College and from 1863 until the close of the war, was a cavalryman under Phil Sheridan. Returning from the war, he chose for himself a mechanical occupation in which he rapidly rose until 1868 when he enter the employ of the general government as constructor of lighthouses, in which capacity he helped to construct many of the lighthouses in the St. Lawrence River and along the coast of Lakes Ontario and Erie...Mr. Lyons died on the 14th of April in the 32d year of his age of consumption...The funeral service at the Baptist church was conducted by Rev. Harvey Hersey of this city, and received Masonic rites at the grave.
page 8, ALEXANDRIA BAY-
PETER MURPHY, the leader of the Carthage burglary gang, was arrested last night by officers PETER LYMAN of Carthage, and WM. McCUTCHIN of this city. He was captured in a house of prostitution in this city. Much credit is due to the officers who arrested him; he is said to be one of the most dangerous and daring burglars in the profession.
May 4, 1876, p. 1:
DEATH OF COL. STRONG-- COL. HERMAN STRONG, one of our oldest and most esteemed citizens, died at his residence just outside of the city yesterday. Col. Strong was born at Willowvale, Oneida County, in 1802. He was the youngest son of NATHAN STRONG, a prominent citizen of that county 75 years ago. When but eight years of age, his parents moved to this county and settled in Rodman. In 1842 he was elected Sheriff of the county...In 1861 he was appointed by the Board of Supervisors superintendent of the county poor...Col. Strong was twice married; first in 1831 to MARY McKINSTRY, a sister of WM. McKINSTRY, a prominent businessman of this county for many years. She died in 1855, having been the mother of several children, two of whom died while Col. Strong was Sheriff. His oldest son, MONROE STRONG, lived in the west for 17 years, but in 1872 came back here and died the next year after a lingering illness. The surviving children are Miss Elizabeth and Miss Josie May who now reside at the county house where he died; and George B., a farmer of Rodman. In 1856, Col. Strong married Miss SARAH MILLARD of Clayville, a sister of S. A. Millard, a well known manufacturer of Oneida County, who survives him...
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PETER DONOVON, age 56 years was buried in the rites of the Catholic Church on the 24th having died of typhoid pneumonia. Rev. Father Roissiter officiating. Deceased was of Irish birth, has served eleven years in the British army, and as a faithful soldier and patriot in our late Civil War, where his general health was ruined. He leaves a large family and many friends to mourn.
EVANS MILLS - A dark shadow was cast over the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. WIGGINS by the death of their beloved daughter, JESSIE, who died last Friday. Her funeral was largely attended from the Methodist Church at this place last Sabbath...Her body was taken to Brookside Cemetery for burial...
May 11, 1876, p. 3:
DEATH OF PHILO C. MOULTON - PHILO C. MOULTON died at his residence on Boyd Street at 1:30 o'clock this Monday morning at the age of 75 years. He was born in December 1800, and consequently was completing his 76th year. He came to this city from Warren County about the year 1816 and has been an active, industrious and honorable citizen during his busy life among us...When he first came to Watertown, he was engaged for several years in Clark's Mills, which were located near Taggarts and Davis's present paper mill. In 1829 he became associated with Joseph Sheldon and they purchased of Joseph R. Henderson and Jonathan Cowan, the stone grist mill and adjacent property...he had several partners, among them GEORGE MOULTON, his brother who is now living at Sackets Harbor....He was attacked with typhoid pneumonia about three weeks since and fell prey to its fatal work...He left a wife, two sons and two daughters. One son is of the firm of Campbell, Farwell & Co. of this city, and the other is at present in California...NOTE: there is a lengthy account of Mr. Moulton's mill building in this very long notice.
REDWOOD- Capt. HENRY WOOD, to whom I referred last week, was buried near his hold home on Indian River, on the first inst. Deceased was past 78 years of age and leaves his aged companion with whom he had lived happily sixty years. He was not only a pioneer in the town of Theresa, where he now rests, but was an active and early one in the M. E. church with whom he was connected many years and in the rites of which he was buried by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Warn...
A very pleasant and happy affair yesterday was the marriage of MERVALE D. MAKEPEACE of Pamelia, and LILA MACOMBER, daughter of EDWIN MACOMBER, Esq., of Champion. The ceremony took place at the bride's home, in the presence of a few friends and was performed by Rev. Dr. Mui, rector of the Episcopal Church at Carthage...Miss Gallagher of Carthage was first bridesmaid...
We are pained to announce this morning the death of LIZZIE STEARS, a very bright and beautiful daughter of JACOB STEARS, JR., our efficient County Clerk. Lizzie was in her 15th year and was known and loved for her gentle manner...
DEATH OF DR. HANNAHS- It becomes our painful duty this morning to announce the death of DR. LUCIUS HANNAHS, which took place at his residence at Theresa yesterday afternoon. The deceased was a brother of DR. KILBORN HANNAHS of this city, and was a man held in the highest esteem by those who knew him...His age was about 62 years. The funeral will take place at Theresa tomorrow at 2 o'clock p.m.
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Mrs. FRANCIS has been sick for the past six months, battling for life with that terrible monster, the cancer and suffering with untold pain for weeks and months...She died on Wednesday eve, and was buried on Saturday afternoon...
May 18, 1876, p. 2:
CHAUMONT- Mrs. COFFIN, relict of the late FRED COFFIN, at one time proprietor of the Chaumont House, Chaumont, died at that place yesterday, age 76 years.
MRS. STARKEY, one of Cape Vincent's most respected and esteemed ladies, died on Tuesday. She was the widow of the late OTIS P. STARKEY, banker and merchant, and mother-in-law of our esteemed citizen L. S. HAMMOND, Esq....
CLAYTON- We are pained to record the death of a lady who has been long known as one of our most estimable people, the wife of Mr. W. L. COOK, keeper of the lighthouse near Fishers Landing, died Sunday morning after a very long and distressing illness...A post mortem examination was made...a very extensive cancerous disease was found, involving the stomach, bowels and pancreas...The funeral obsequies took place Tuesday, being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Cheesman of the Methodist Church and attended by a very large concourse of mourners.
We regret to hear of the death of Mr. JAMES BUCKLEY of Cape Vincent, father of the efficient and popular express agent at that place. He was held in very high esteem by all who knew him and will be sadly missed.
DEATH OF REV. WM. W. BECKWITH-A dispatch from Utica, Saturday afternoon announced the death at the Utica Insane Asylum of Rev. Wm. W. Beckwith of this city. Mr. Beckwith was born at Evans Mills in 1831. He served in the Civil War and after entered a theological school in New York......His remains will arrive this evening, and his funeral will take place from the First Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday. See also: May 18, 1876 p. 5 for additional information.
May 25, 1876, p. 5:
JAMES EDDY, an old and highly esteemed resident of the town of Rutland, died at his home Tuesday, age 83 years. He came to Rutland with his father in 1801 from Rutland, VT. This county at that time was nearly all a wilderness and they were among the first settlers of that town. For three quarters of a century he has lived where he died and always maintained a character for industry, honor and integrity.
June 1, 1876, p.2:
CARTHAGE May 26:
A coroner's inquest was held here today by coroner Hubbard, over the body of the boy, HOWARD CHAMPION, who was drowned at this place yesterday. The jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning. He was seven and a half years old, son of ANTHONY CHAMPION of Carthage; he was found drowned in a slip near the warehouse between 6 and 7 o'clock p.m.
page 5: THE LATE DR. HANNAHS:
Entered into rest at Theresa, NY, May 8th, 1876, LUCIUS HANNAHS, M.D., in the 63d year of his age, of pneumonia...A notice from Chas. W. Thompson, Clerk of the Vestry.
June 8, 1876, p. 1:
A little child four years old, an adopted son of JOSEPH EDGELY at Alexandria Bay, was drowned by the sinking of a scow laden with sand while crossing the river. She was struck by a gale of wind and sunk immediately in 200 feet of water. Mr. Edgely from remaining under water to save his boy nearly drowned himself. Note: another notice stated that the boy was ten years old.
page 4: from THERESA, June 5th, 1876:
The suicide of Mr. WILLIAM AVERY, who resided near Plessis reached our village a few minutes ago. Mr. Avery did his usual work this morning. His wife went to call him to breakfast and found him hanging in the barn and cut the body down, hoping life was not extinct, but it was too late. Temporary insanity is supposed to be the reason for the fearful deed. He leaves a wife and three children.
page 5: on the burning of the Sherman house, 156 Coffeen Street, Watertown- MRS. BETSEY PARKER, who lives within about 45 rods of where Mr. Sherman's house stood and who is 86 years of age, gave us the following information: In the year 1809, JOEL A. MATTESON, afterwards Governor of the State of Illinois, was born in a log hut which stood exactly on the site of the building which was burned last night; in 1810 that log hut was razed to the ground, and the above mentioned house was built. Matteson left this county about 37 years ago, and died in Chicago 3 or 4 years ago.
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RICHARD DEAN, whose death is noticed today, was born in England, August 12, 1808. At the age of two years he moved with his father's family to Jefferson County, NY where he resided until the year 1864, when the deceased with his family came to Rockford, Illinois, where he has since lived. December 29, 1842, deceased was married to DIADAM WOODRUFF, a sister of our fellow citizen, GILBERT WOODRUFF...His widow, one son and two daughters survive him...
June 15, 1876, p. 3:
THE FUNERAL OF HON. ALANSON SKINNER: The funeral of the late Hon. Alanson Skinner took place at his residence at Brownville yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the large number of people in attendance proved the universal respect and esteem in which the deceased was held by his neighbors for miles around and by his numerous friends and relatives...The Episcopal burial service was read by Rev. Mr. Winney of St. Paul's Church, when the procession formed and proceeded to the cemetery...not a great distance west of the late residence of the deceased..He was a member of No. 11 Knights Templar. He died on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock after a painful illness of ten days at his residence in Brownville at the age of 82 years. He came to Brownville from New Hampshire in 1815...Alanson Skinner was the third of a family of nine children of TIMOTHY SKINNER of Westmoreland, NH. eight sons and one daughter. In 1860, the nine children, none of whom were at that time less than 50 years of age, together with their children and grandchildren, nearly one hundred in all, met at the residence of Hon. Avery Skinner at Union Square, Oswego Co. Alanson Skinner's funeral was on the 80th birthday of his brother, Avery...A loving and dutiful wife, three sons and one daughter remain HORACE and WILLIAM SKINNER are well know and respected citizens of Brownville. JAMES SKINNER is a resident of Aurora, Ill., and the daughter is the wife of Rev. Luther Rice of this city. Note: There are two columns of information detailing occupations and positions held by Alanson Skinner and a tribute from his lodge.
June 29, 1876, p. 7:
SAMUEL W. STROUGH and his horse killed by lightning. About 8 o'clock yesterday morning, SAMUEL W. STROUGH of West Theresa, with his hired man, Eddy, were driving to the Stills Cheese Factory, when about opposite the old Yost farm, they were struck by lightning, instantly killing Mr. Strough and the horse and throwing Mr. Eddy into the corner of the fence some rods distant. Mr. Strough's head was cut open from the top down to the back of his neck and his clothes and hair were on fire when the people reached him from the house. Mr. Eddy was senseless for some time, but gradually came to, and was sitting up at noon. One of his sides is very much injured, and one arm is paralyzed...Mr. Strough was about 60 years old and was one of the most prominent and highly respected citizens of this county...He had three sons: BYRON J., and LUCIEN S. are engaged in the drug business at LaFargeville and PERRIN lives at home and was engaged with is father in farming and raising blooded stock. His only daughter is MRS. WM. A. SNYDER of LaFargeville. The funeral will take place today at one o'clock at the house and two o'clock at Orleans Four Corners.
From CLAYTON, June 23d, p. 7:
CHAS. H. HUBBARD and GEORGE HOWE of this village started out this morning for a days fishing when near the lighthouse opposite Alexandria Bay, young Hubbard got up in the boat, losing his balance fell out of the skiff and did not rise to the surface again. The body has not yet been recovered. He was about 22 years of age and leaves a wife and one child. He was the proprietor of the livery stable connected with the Hubbard House. His father, JOHN HUBBARD, for many years kept the Hubbard House.
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Mr. CHARLEY HARNER and Miss NANCY HIND were married on the 21st, inst., at the house of the bride. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Grant.
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