A semi-weekly newspaper published in Watertown, NY, 1866-1918, by A.H. Hall.It began with the July 19, 1866 issue.


July - August 1888

Apr-Jun 1888, Jul-Aug 1888, Sep-Oct 1888, Nov-Dec 1888

July 1888

July 4, 1888, p. 2:

At Clayton, by Rev. A. T. Barnes, HORACE GOULD and Miss IDA SHIRS, both of Clayton

At Rosiere, by Rev. Father Kelley, Mr. F. T. BEAMAN of Lymerick and Miss KATIE WILEY of Rosiere.

At the Kirby House, Watertown, July 27, by Rev. F. P. Winne, THEODORE D. MAYHEW of Point Peninsula and MINNIE F. CRANDALL of Pillar Point.

At the Arsenal Street M. E. church June 27, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, EDWIN E. FOLSOM and ADAH L. EMERICH, both of Watertown.

At Watertown, June 27, by Rev. S. A. Hayt, D. O., WILLIAM S. HATHWAY and MRS. JOZENA OWEN, both of this city.

In this city, July 1, LAURA E., mother of WILFRED L. SHEPARD, age 48 years.

In this city, June 23rd, 1888, HAROLD, dearly beloved little son of JOHN J. and LILLIE F. HARTIGAN, age 1 year and 9 months. Funeral was held at the residence of his parents, 53 Coffeen St., on Monday June 25 at 2 p.m.

In Chaumont, June 20th, 1888, of measles, ADDIE, daughter of FRANK and MARTHA MOREHOUSE, age 7 months.

In the town of Watertown, June 26th, NATHANIEL C. SIKES, age 82 years, 8 months, 26 days.

In this city, June 29th, KITTIE H., only daughter of JAMES C. and KITTIE P. BURT, age 10 years, 1 month.

At Brownville, June 29th, FRANCES E., wife of T. E. HENDRICK, age 19 years, 4 months, 22 days.

At Black River, June 27, LUCY ST. LOUIS, age 71 years.

At Black River, June 17, ALBERT W. RILEY age 3 months, 9 days.

At Evans Mills, June 27, WILLIAM H. WALRATH, age 63 years, 1 month 19 days.

July 11, 1888, p. 4:

At Pamelia, at the residence of the groom, July 7, by John L. Parrish, Esq., JOHN OGSBURY of Pamelia and MRS. MARIAH SANDERS of the Town of Lyme.

At Copenhagen, June 27, by Rev. F. P. Stoddard, GILES L. GARDNER of Watertown and Miss ANNETTIE JOY of Montague.

At the M. E. parsonage at New Haven, NY, July 4, by Rev. W. M. Holbrook, ADELBERT K. KING and Miss FANNIE ROWLISON of Mexico, NY.

At the M. E. parsonage at New Haven NY, July 3 by Rev. Wm. M. Holbrook, JEROME DEROSIA of Mexico and MRS. SUSAN M. WOODS of New Haven, NY.

In this city, July 4 by Rev. T. Glenn, EDWARD FINSTERWALDER of Pamelia and Miss MARY MARZ of this city.

In this city, June 27, by Rev. T. Glenn, DENNIS CARROLL to Miss MARY SULLIVAN, both of this city.

In this city, June 27, by Rev. T. Glenn, DEVERENCE DORAN to Miss ANNA MARGRETTE FERGUSON, both of Watertown.

DIED: In this city, July 7, ELIZABETH G., infant daughter of HOLLAND and MARY SCROXTON, age 3 days.

In this city, July 9, VICTOR LEO., son of ALEXANDER and GEORGIA SAYERS, age 2 years, 3 months, 27 days.

At Sackets Harbor, July 8, RICHARD MAHAR, age 75 years.

At Adams Centre, July 3, NATHAN TALCOTT, age 53 years.

In this city July 4, BERNARD, son of DANIEL and JENNIE DALY, age 11 months, 24 days.

In this city, July 4, IDA, daughter of J. W. and ALICE LAWYER, age 2 years, 9 months, 7 days.

In this city, on the 5th inst., MRS. SILVIA S. DRESSER, widow of the late JOHN G. DRESSER, age 77 years.

At Brownville, July 6, RACHEL, wife of PHILANDER BOWKER, age 56 years, 3 months, 6 days.

In this city, July 6, JAMES, son of RICHARD and ANNA DUFFY, age 10 days.

In this city, July 7, CHARLOTTE, daughter of ANTHONY and JULIA MONTONDO, age 2 years, 2 months.

In this city, July 6, FRANK D. CORNWELL, age 55 years.

In El Modena, Los Angeles Co., Cal., July 8 of typhoid fever, FRANK W. SMITH, youngest son of A. P. and M. A. SMITH, age 30 years.

At Clayton, NY, July 4, PRISCILA DAVIS, wife of W. J. AVERY age 20 years.

At Syracuse, June 9, WALSTEIN C., son of HIRAM and the late FLORENCE HERRICK WILBUR, age 8 years.

July 18, 1888, p. 7.

MARRIED: At Antwerp, July 12, by the Rev. W. B. Clark, JOHN C. TROLAN and ELVA, daughter of A. H. BENT of Antwerp.

At Black River, July 11, MRS. ANNA C. THOMAS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HADLEY of Black River, age 19 years, 5 months, 12 days.

In this city, July 11, MARGARET, widow of the late F. J. HESS, age 86 years, 3 months, 23 days.

At Lafayette, Ind., of brain fever, July 13, RAYMOND R., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. CHAS. F. SMITH, age 11 months.

In this city, July 12, HUGH AUGUSTUS, son of E. G. and MARGARET SMITH, age 11 months.

In this city, July 13, CHARLES O., son of COMILLA and the late OZIAS TOWNE, age 25 years.

In this city Tuesday morning, July 17th, JOEL BLOOD age 91 years, 5 months. Funeral service from his late residence at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment at Brownville on Friday.

July 25, 1888, p. 1:

At No. 13 Burns Ave., in this city, July 18, by Rev. Russel A. Olin, NICHOLAS NETTO of Evans Mills and Miss FLORA LeROC of Watertown, NY.

In the town of Watertown, July 20th, ROY R., only son of JOHN P. and MARY E. WILSON, age 3 years, 11 months, 1 day.

At Sackets Harbor, July 23, ANNIE, daughter of GEORGE GARRETT of the 11th Infantry, age 5 weeks.

In this city, July 20, FLOSSIE, daughter of EBEN and BRIDGET LALONDE, age 1 year 11 months, 24 days.

In this city, July 20 ALICE BUDLONG, daughter of CHARLES W. and ADA B. SLOAT, age 13 years, 2 months, 17 days.

In the town of Watertown, July 19, IDELLA P., wife of JOHN P. HINES, age 32 years, 25 days.

After a long and painful illness, MRS. CATHERINE HOOVER passed away July 19, in the 82nd year of her age.

In this city July 20, SUSAN, widow of the late JOHN B. BOUDREAU, age 84 years.

In this city, July 20, EDNA JANE, daughter of THOMAS A. and ELLA D. LENNOX, age 4 years.

OBITUARY - July 25, 1888, p. 1:

JOEL BLOOD, one of the pioneers of Jefferson County, has gone to his rest, at the ripe age of 91 years and five months. He was born in Hollis, N.H., in 1797 and left his home at 10 years of age to begin life for himself. He first settled in Brownville and went into business, manufacturing cabinet war. In the fall of 1848 he moved to Watertown. He continued in business until 1862 when he retired and has since lived a quiet but not inactive life. He resided at 12 Sterling St., during his long residence here.

He was one of the oldest members of the Masonic fraternity and while strength permitted was a regular attendant at their weekly meetings.

His wife died in April 1883, at that time it was feared that he would not survive the shock, but he rallied and enjoyed comparative freedom from mental or physical ills up to the time of his death.

Two daughters of Mrs. Mary E. Rowell of Joliet, Ill., a widow, and Miss Annie M. Blood, who cared for him during his later years, are the only immediate relatives who survive him. The community mourns his loss and extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The funeral services were held from the house on Thursday the 19th, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Winslow and Committal services on Friday morning in Brownville.

August 1888

August 1, 1888, p. 7:

At Dexter, July 25, by Rev. Alfred T. Vail, JASPER PROVEN of Dexter and Miss CORA SANFORD of Limerick.

At the Arsenal St. Parsonage, July 28, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, WILLIAM P. DARBY and MARY E. M. FORSYTH, both of Watertown.

In this city, July 29, LAURANN O., widow of the late VILANDER ADAMS, age 77 years, 5 months 13 days.

In this city, July 20, MARCUS JUDSON, age 88 years.

In this city, July 29, ROLLEY WALLACE, son of GEORGE F. and AMELIA M. KETCHUM, age 6 months.

In the town of Brownville, July 29, TRACY MEAD, age 80? years.

At Rochester, July 28, FLORA, daughter of the late CLARK RICE of this city, and wife of WATSON A. FOX.

At Pamelia Four Corners, April 22nd, AURTHUR N., son of WILLIAM H. and MARY M. BELLINGER, age 1 year, 2 months.

At Black River, July 27th, BETSEY W., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. POOR age 9 months.

In this city July 28, suddenly, MARGARET A., daughter of JOHN and ANNE WARD age 31 years, 4 months.

In this city, July 25, FRED M., son of DAVID and FANNIE EHRLICHER, age 28 years, 5 months.

In this city, July 26, JOEL GRAVES, age 83 years.

In this city July 27, PITT GORDON, son of E. W. and LOIS L. KNAPP, age 10 years, 9 months, 15 days.

In this city, July 26, JOSEPH NATHAN, son of WILLIAM H. and MARGARET WISE, age 2 months, 5 days.

Miss M. A. WARD - it is with pain we are obliged to chronicle the sudden death of Miss MARGARETT A. WARD, which occurred at the residence of her father, JOHN WARD, 107 Washington St., last Saturday noon. While preparing to leave for the St. Lawrence River with her sister and eight other young lady friends she was taken with a violent pain in her left side. Physicians were sent for, but could not believe the trouble was serious. She was pronounced out of danger, but just before noon on Saturday there was a recurrence of the same symptoms and within fifteen minutes she was dead...She was the oldest sister of James A., Thos A., Peter A. and John F. Ward, all of whom are well known in this city. An evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held, was witnessed on Monday when her funeral procession, the largest ever seen in Watertown, passed through the streets. The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church, Father Glenn officiating. ...The interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

FRED M. EHRLICHER - Drowned While Bathing in Black River We3dnesday- Frederick M. Ehrlicher, second son of Mr. and Mrs. DAVID EHRLICHER, met an untimely death by drowning in Black River near this city, Wednesday evening, July 25. He was one of the most promising of the younger members of the Jefferson County Bar and left a host of friends to mourn his early demise. A resident of Watertown, he graduated from the Watertown High School in 1877 and immediately entered Cornell University from which he graduated with honor in 1881. After leaving college he entered into the study of law in the office of Porter & Walts and was admitted to the bar in 1884. After admission to the bar he was in his own law practice and earned a well deserved reputation for integrity and fidelity to duty...The sad accident which ended Mr. Ehrlicher's career occurred about 7:30 Wednesday evening just above the Remington Paper Mill, at Jim Woods Falls. Shortly before 7 o'clock he left his home with a horse and buggy stating that he was going in swimming and would be back in an hour. He invited William Brennan to go with him. The two drove to the Brownville Road to a well known swimming place. Brennan decided not to go in swimming and remained with the horse while Fred undressed and went in; he swam across the river safely and got out on the opposite bank. While Brennan was looking in another direction he heard a splash and could not see Ehrlicher. When Ehrlicher did not appear, Brennan called twice and received no answer and hastened for help. When help arrived they searched the river. The body was recovered about three hours after the accident and serious bruises were found on both sides of the head which led them to believe that in dividing he had struck a rock which rendered him unconscious. The water where the body was found was only about four feet deep....several tributes by various associations of which he was a member...The hearse was escorted by the bar association and Jeffersonian Club as far as TenEyck Street on the way to the cemetery. The interment took place in the family lot at Brookside.

August 8, 1888, p. 7:

Worth--Died at his home in Worth, August 1st, LEONARD BULLOCK in his 72nd year. The funeral services were held at the Union Church last Friday and were conducted by the Rev. Peter Laclair of Ohio, a former pastor here. In the death of Mr. Bullock, the wife has lost a kind and loving husband, the children a kind and affectionate father, the community one of its best citizens. He was one of the oldest men in town. He was loved and respected by every one that knew him. His memory will live in the hearts of the people long as time lasts. He will be missed more than any other man in town. Mrs. Leonard Bullock is very sick.

Chaufty's Corners--Passed into rest, CARRIE WALTS, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. WALTS, died Friday, August 3rd. The funeral services were held at the house, Rev. S. P. Watson officiating; her remains were taken to Plessis Cemetery for interment...

Antwerp--A sad case of drowning occurred here yesterday afternoon. HERBERT, only son of GAYLORD HALL, while bathing in Indian River in company with Prof. C. E. Hawkins' two boys of about the same age, was drowned. It seems the boys ventured out too far. The water was deeper than they were aware of. They cried for help. Ned Coply, son of Dewitt Coply, being near, ran to their assistance. He got the Hawkin's boys out and went back for Herby but he had gone down for the last time. The body lay in the water a little over an hour. They had to raise it with powder, the water being so black and murky at this time of year they could not find him. The accident happened within a few feet of H. Foot's new steam saw mill. Herby was about 14 years of age, of good habits and was universally liked....dated August 6.

Redwood - HENRY, youngest son of H. S. WHITE, a former resident of this place, who with his father was on a visit to this place, was taken suddenly ill on Thursday last and died in a few hours. His wife and his brother, Mark, came from Chicago to attend the funeral on Saturday. Henry was a young man with brilliant talents and had he lived...he would undoubtedly have been a man of influence in the world. dated August 6.

Carthage--GEORGE BREWER of this village was instantly killed at Fitzgerald's Crossing last Tuesday. The C & A. R. R. Company took charge of the funeral arrangements and acted very generously in the matter, paying all expenses.

Mr. Clark, father of J. W. Clark of this village, was buried last Sunday.

same issue, page 1:

At Dexter, NY Aug. 4 by Rev. Alfred T. Vail, Mr. NEWTON LOOMIS of Three Mile Bay to Miss ADELLE GOULD of Chaumont.

June 20, by Rev. L. R. Webber, JAMES H. BEAN and Miss LILLIAN B. HOLDEN both of Sackets Harbor.

At the home of the bride's mother, MRS. M. M. PHELPS at Sackets Harbor, July 31, by the Rev. L. R. Webber, WOLHELM KAFFENBERGER of Buffalo, N.Y. and MARY EVELYN PHELPS.

At East Watertown, Aug. 2 by Rev. Henry Hickok, HERBERT STANLEY MILLER of Picton, Ontario and Miss CARRIE D. BAKER of E. Watertown, NY.

At Chaumont, Aug. 6, JOSHUA MAIN, age 82 years, 9 months, 17 days.

At Black River, Aug. 5, HESTER McLEAN, wife of AARON DEXTER, age 69 years, 3 months.

In this city, Aug. 5, MARGARET, widow of the late JOHN RICHARDSON, age 75 years.

In this city Aug. 5, TONY, son of LOUIS and CATHERINE SPINETTA, age 2 years, 1 month, 21 days.

In this city, Aug. 5, EARL ALLEN, son of JOHN W. and EMMA D. LUCAS, age 8 months, 27 days.

On Aug. 2, MRS. M. C. YORK, age 49 years, 10 months, 15 days.

In this city, Aug. 2, CHARLES FREDERICK, son of FREDERICK and NELLIE MORRISON, age 1 year, 23 days.

In this city, Aug. 3, AUGUSTUS R., son of THOMAS A. and ELLA D. LENNOX, age 6 years, 11 months.

In this city, Aug. 2, MARK C. TAYLOR, age 75 years, 7 months.

In this city, July 31, DAVID GOODENOUGH age 36 years.

At Brownville, Aug. 1, WILLIAM A., son of WILLIAM and HATTIE SANDERSON, age 5 years, 11 months, 16 days.

In this city, Aug. 2., LUIGI COPOZZOLI, age 46 years.

August 15, 1888 p. 3:

At Watertown, Aug. 8, by Rev. J. Winslow, ALVIN BRYANT, Sergeant in Co. A., 11th Infantry, and Miss MINNIE O. BLAKE, both of Sackets Harbor, NY.

In this city, Aug. 11, of congestion of brain, WILLIAM E., son of HUBERT R. and IDA MAY BAKER, age 3 months, 24 days.

In this city, Aug. 12, W. LYLE, son of PORTER and ELIZABETH HOWARD, age 2 years, 1 month, 8 days.

In this city, Aug. 12, FREDDIE, son of FRED and MARY MARTIN, age 3 months, 5 days.

In this city, Aug. 12, NEWELL ROBERTS age 36 years, 8 months, 17 days.

At Sackets Harbor, Aug. 12, ANTONIA, son of JOHN and CATHERINE ESCUDERO, age 10 months.

In this city, Aug. 13, JOHN P. GALLUP, age 88 years.

In this city, Aug. 8, HARRIET, daughter of JEROME and HATTIE CHASE, age 5 years, 6 months and 10 days.

At Rodman, Aug. 7, ELSEY M., widow of the late JEHIEL BUTTERFIELD, age 82 years, 7 months, 15 days.

In this city, August 8, SARAH GRACE, daughter of EDWARD and SARAH LEONARD, age 11 months, 8 days.

At Three Mile Bay, Aug. 10, ANN E., wife of Dr. CHARLES PARKER, age 64 years.

In this city, Aug. 9, JOHN SHARP, age 78 years, 2 months, 16 days.

In this city, Aug. 8, ROLAND, son of GEORGE F. and HATTIE G. LANDON, age 5 years, 8 months, 8 days.

In this city, Aug. 9, Miss SOPHRONIA TUCKER, age 85 years.

At Brownville, Aug. 11, RUTH ANN, only daughter of JAMES and LEVINA WORDEN, age 3 years, 9 months, 18 days.

In this city, Aug. 11, MARIAH E., wife of PATRICK LAVERY, age 23 years, 5 months, 12 days.

August 22, 1888, p. 1:

MARRIED: In this city, August 14, by Rev. W. T. Stokes, FRANK W. BOUTER of Brownville and Miss KATIE E. RHINES of Dexter.

In the town of Orleans, Jeff. Co., NY, Aug. 15, 1888 by Rev. C. Phelps, LEWIS GETMAN and EMMA M. GEIGERICH all of Orleans.

At the Arsenal Street Parsonage, Aug. 15, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, JESSE W. HODGE and ANNA C. VALLIERS, both of Watertown.

At the home of the bride's grandfather, at Orleans Four Corners, Aug. 8, by Rev. E. L. Wade, DERRICK W. BOH and HATTIE I. TIMERMAN, both of Orleans Four Corners.

At the residence of James Dexter, Aug. 15, by Rev. A. Cheeseman, JOHN ST. LOUIS of Black River and Miss JESSIE WILSON of Dexter.

At Watertown, NY Aug. 16, by Rev. S. A. Hayt, D.D., LUCIUS J. LEWIS of Copenhagen, NY and EMMA H. REXFORD of Watertown, NY.

At Cape Vincent, Aug. 14, by Rev. Father Kelly, JOHN SOLAR of Rosier and MAUDE L. SHEPARD of Cape Vincent.

At the M. E. Parsonage, DeKalb Junction, NY, Aug. 20 by Rev. H. W. Howard, WILLIE UNDERWOOD and LEOLLA PRICE, both of Hermon, NY.

At the Arsenal Street Parsonage, Aug. 20, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, EDWARD GAMBLE of Sackets Harbor, NY and IDA H. HAMILTON of Odessa, Canada

In this city, Aug. 21, SOPHIA M., wife of JAMES SHEPARD, age 75 years.

At Brownville, Aug. 18, CATHERINE, widow of the late GERMAN KNAPP, age 84 years.

In the town of Clayton near Perch River, Aug. 18, CARRIE G., daughter of DAVID A. and SYLVIA A. VAN CAMP, age 11 years, 1 month, 11 days.

At Cape Vincent Aug. 16, FRANCES R., wife of GEORGE W. DAVIS, age 38 years.

In this city, Aug. 15, MICHAEL McMANUS, age 70 years.

Entered into rest on the morning of the 15th inst., ELIZABETH, widow of the late PATRICK FLYNN, age 74 years.

At Rutland, Aug. 16, SALLY A. FOSTER, wife of FREEMAN FRINK, age 57 years, 3 months.

In the town of Pamelia, Aug. 15, JACOB WAGONER, age 69 years, 9 months, 3 days.

In this city, Aug. 15, LOREN A. BUTLER, age 50 years.

At Sackets Harbor, Aug. 16, WILLIAM H., son of ANDREW and FREDRICA BAUMHAUER, age 12 months, 6 days.

August 29, 1888, p. 7:

At the Arsenal Street Parsonage, Aug. 27 by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, CHARLES HUNTER of Watertown and MAGGIE R. SIGOURNEY of Felts Mills.

At the residence of the bride's mother in Black River, Aug. 17, by Rev. F. H. Richardson, GEORGE L. ADAMS of McComb, St. Lawr. Co., to Miss CELIA L. HINDS of Black River.

At No. 24 University Ave., Rochester, NY, on Thursday Aug. 2, by the Rev. L. T. Foote, CHARLES M. GURNETT of Brooklyn, NY and Miss CARRIE NELLIS of Rochester, NY.

At Napanee, Ontario, Aug. 22 by Rev. Mr. Chambers, FRED B. WILSON and ANNIE B. SHANNON, both of Watertown.

At the First Presbyterian Church, Aug. 22, by Rev. W. T. Stokes, WM. S. BURT and Miss CHRISTIE A. McLEOD, both of this city.

On Thursday, August 23 at Trinity Rectory in this city, by Rev. R. A. Olin, JOHN THRAVES and Miss MARY ANN O'BRIEN, both of Theresa, NY.

At Watertown Centre, Aug. 21, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, FRED TREMBLAY of South Rutland and CARRIE E. NORTH, both of Watertown Centre.

At 52 Central St., this city, Aug. 21, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, GEORGE D. TREADWELL and NELLIE J. BAKER, both of Watertown.

At 58 Arsenal St., this city, Aug. 22, by Rev. J. B. Kenyon, THOMAS G. CHAMBERLAIN of Denmark, NY and C. BELLE CRANDALL of Glendale, NY.

In this city, Aug. 26, THOMAS DOUDICAN, age 59 years, 6 months.

At East Watertown, Aug. 23, MARY ELIZABETH, daughter of NELSON G. and ALMA S. HICKOK, age 1 year, 2 months, 15 days.

In this city, Aug. 23, FREDERICK O., son of THOMAS and ELLA LENOS, age 11 years.

At Watertown Centre, Aug. 21, WILLIAM HUNGERFORD, age 71 years, 4 months, 16 days.

In this city, Aug. 21, FRANCES CLEVELAND, daughter of CHARLES E. and ELLLA E. BURLINGAME, age 10 months, 12 days.

In this city, Aug. 21, ERMY, son of Z. B. and the late ESTHER I. MERRIAM, age 5 months 11 days.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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