Jefferson County, NY



Watertown, NY - October-December 1885:

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October 1885:

October 7, 1885, p. 1:

One of the interesting events of the season was the marriage on Sept. 23, of Elmer E. Worthen and Mary E., daughter of David Woodworth, all of Alexandria Bay. The M. E. Church had been tastefully decorates for the occasion with flowers, vines, an evergreen arch, etc...At precisely one o'clock the contracting parties arrived and were accompanied to the altar by Will Hartman and Clara Woodworth, while Mrs. D. B. Arnold, who presided at the organ, played the wedding march. They were met by Rev. H. W. Howard, who in a few well chosen words, pronounced them man and wife. The newlyweds were then driven to the home of the bride, where a reception was held and refreshments served. At 2 o'clock, after many congratulations had been received, they left for Syracuse on an extended tour. Mr. Worthen has only been among us two years, but in that time he has made very many warm friends...

Dropped Dead-
Intelligence reached the city Saturday afternoon of the very sudden and unexpected death of George Haas, of Depauville, which occurred at 7:30 A.M., Saturday. Mr. Haas arose as usual and started to walk to his cheese house a few rods distant from his residence, but before reaching there, dropped dead upon the ground. For some time past, Mr. Haas had been afflicted with pleurisy, but it is believed that the direct cause of death was apoplexy. The deceased was between 70 and 80 years of age and was an early settler in that vicinity. He was the owner of a large farm and was a prominent and greatly respected man in the community where he had so long resided.

The death of Mrs. Amarella Bucklin Beardsley at the age of 80, wife of the late Julius S. Beardsley of the town of Orleans, Jefferson County, closes a long and beautiful life of domestic fidelity and love, and fragrant with the richest endearments of neighborly goodness and Christian womanhood. She was born on April 14, 1805, in Rutland, Jefferson County. From the age of 12 to 19 she resided in Watertown with her uncle, David Bucklin, in the house recently taken down to make room for the new opera house. At the age of 27 she was married to Julius S. Beardsley at Little Falls, with whom she passed fifty years of happy wedded life, he having preceded her into the life beyond three years ago.

James Davenport died in the village of Copenhagen Friday afternoon at the advanced age of 73 years. Mr. Davenport was widely known in northern New York, and was the uncle of William and John Davenport of the Davenport House, Copenhagen, and brother of John Davenport of this city. Mr. Davenport had not been in good health for some time, and a few days ago suffered a stroke of paralysis. In his death, the village of Copenhagen loses one of its old pioneers.

Board of Health-
The annual meeting of the Board of Health of the city of Watertown was held on Monday evening...The officers made reports from which some interesting statistics may be gleaned.

193 deaths have occurred in the city during the past year, which is five less than the year before. 23 were caused by consumption, 17 by heart disease and 15 by old age. Six deaths were caused by pneumonia and four by typhoid fever...last year consumption caused 26 deaths, cholera infantum 14, old age 14, heart disease 13, pneumonia 13, scarlet fever 8. Of the persons dying this year, 37 were under five years of age, 40 were born in foreign countries and 81 were born in Watertown or Jefferson County. The oldest person dying during the year was John Rouse, age 91 years, 9 months, 13 days. The next oldest was Mrs. Amanda Prior, age 89 years, 8 months, 24 days. Thirteen persons over 80 years of age have died during the year. During the year there have been 134 marriages reported against 101 last year...The oldest groom reported during the year was 69 and the youngest 19. The oldest bride was 57 and the youngest 16. In 11 cases, the bride was older than the groom...During the year 212 births have been reported in the city...the births exceed the deaths by 19...

same issue, P. 2:
F. D. Barker has assumed the duties of Deputy Collector of the port of Clayton

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clements of South Rutland, celebrated their 40th anniversary a few days ago.

The trial of Warren E. Carpenter of Sandy Creek, for the murder of his wife, will be begun October 14.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Charles P. Marshall of Cazenovia, son of G. H. Marshall of Lafargeville, to Miss Mattie Reynolds at the bride's home near Depauville on October 15.

The marriage of Hiram M. Wilbur to Mrs. Martha V. Sangster is announced as occurring in this city, Saturday, Rev. W. H. Reese officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur will reside on Winslow Street.

Patents for inventions were issued for Sept. 29, 1885, as reported by Ellsworth & Yantis, patent solicitors, Washington, D. C., as follows: Sarah A. Goodale, Watertown, Pocket for wearing apparel.

Amos Colvin died very suddenly at his home in Champion last Saturday. He was seated at the dinner table and from all appearances was well as usual, when he fell back in his chair and expired without a word.

The remains of Capt. Dan Langin, of Wolf Island, drowned off the schooner Fritzgerald nearly two years ago, were found a few weeks ago in a sand bank on the shore of Lake Erie. The remains were identified by his relatives who had them interred.

The new bell for the Adams M. E. Church has arrived and is being placed in position. It is made of first-class metal and weights 1,600 pounds. It bears the following inscription: "To the glory of God, and in memory of John C. Cooper, of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, by whose munificence this bell was purchased, Sept. A.D. 1885."

Death of Mrs. Dexter Swan-
A telegram received at Theresa Saturday from Washington, announced the death of Mrs. Dexter Swan, who was a daughter of the late Wm. Dresser of Theresa. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Her bereaved husband, daughter and other relatives have the widespread sympathy of the community. The burial will take place at Washington. Mrs. Swan was 45 years of age.

same issue, p. 7:
Darius Chapin of Richville, brother of A. Chapin of this village, died very suddenly at his home last Sunday night of paralysis.

The friends of Rev. and Mrs. Mason Cooper to the number of over 50, met at their residence on Saturday last, it being the tenth anniversary of their wedding day. They were the recipients of many nice presents and scores of wishes for their future welfare and happiness.

Orleans Corners-
Our well-known blacksmith, Joseph Bennett, has sold his house and shop to O. E. Tallman and intends to move with his family to Chicago soon.

October 14, 1885, p. 2:

Saturday last, William Fowler of the town of Pamelia, died at the Willard Asylum, age 66 years. He had only been at the institution a week or two. He was an old and respected resident of the town of Pamelia, and was the father of George Fowler, of this city.

Ezra Beaman committed suicide at his home in Richville Monday morning by hanging. He was found hanging in the basement of his house. He was 82 years of age and in very comfortable circumstances. He was deaf and this with some recent financial troubles seems to have affected his mind. He formerly resided at Antwerp. He leaves a wife and a son, Frank P., who is a druggist.

Wedding Bells-
A very pleasant event occurred at the residence of Oren Van Amber, 27 Main St. Wednesday, in the marriage of his daughter, Hattie, to Clarence Vandewalker of Pamelia. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. T. Hill of Pamelia Four Corners. After the ceremony, the guests repaired to the dining room, where a bountiful repast was awaiting them. The presents were numerous and valuable, consisting of a beautiful hanging lamp, presented to the bride by the groom, a handsome caster; elegant table lamp; set of solid silver spoons; two sets of silver knives and forks; two pickle casters and numerous other valuable and serviceable gifts.

Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock a joyful event took place in Emmanuel church whereby two hearts were made happy. Miss Grant, daughter of J. M. Bateman of Adams, and Horace H. Norton of Depauville, were the parties most interested. Rev. Edward Boyses read the beautiful Episcopal marriage service. The couple stood under a marriage bell, and flowers and rare plants were plentiful. After the ceremony was concluded two little children with baskets of beautiful flowers, strewed blossoms in the pathway of the wedding party. At the home of the bride' parents a bountiful supper was partaken of by a few invited guests, after which the happy pair took the evening train for Syracuse, Utica and other cities.

same issue, p. 4:
Charles Earl of Mannsville, attempted suicide Saturday afternoon with laudanum. A doctor was called in time to frustrate his design.

Supt. Ruggles has decided that Clarence Gould of Clayton, can attend the public schools of the city free of tuition, as he has been properly indentured to Amos R. Gould of Watertown.

Margaret Rebscher, wife of Jacob Quencer, of Redwood, died after a lingering consumption on Monday in the 25th year of her age. She as highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances.

Minnie H., daughter of H. V. Cadwell of this city, died of pneumonia at the residence of her grandparents, at Potsdam, Tuesday. The remains were brought to this city for interment. The afflicted family have the sympathy of their many friends here.

same issue, p. 5:
Oliver Patterson of Alexandria Bay is in town as the guest of Wells Patterson and family.

Married on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 11 A.M. at the home of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Charles Brooks, of the M. E. Church, Mr. Lester Westcott and Miss Mable Kissel both of this village. The newly married couple took the afternoon train for the Southern part of the State where they spent a few days visiting friends. On their return home a grand reception was given them at the home of the bride. The Theresa Cornet Band was present, of which Mr. Westcott is a member, and discoursed some of their finest selections. The presents were many, valuable and useful. The next night a reception was given them at the home of the bridegroom, where everything was tastefully arranged, the tables were bountifully spread with all the inner man could wish. The band was also present on this occasion and added to the pleasure of the evening. We noticed in the gift of presents on this occasion, one very fine marble top table, also several other things equally as good. The parties retired to their several homes at a proper hour wishing the bride and groom a long and happy life in the future.

Evans Mills-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Merritt of this place were the recipients of a pleasant surprise party on Thursday of last week. It was Mrs. Merritt's 69th birthday and the company assembled were five sisters of Mrs. M., who had not met together in a number of years. It is needless to say that a very enjoyable time was the outcome of this visit. After the distribution of presents, the company left wishing Mrs. Merritt many happy returns of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt are aged and respected people and the visit by their relatives was a happy day for them.

Mrs. Smith, an aged lady of this village, and mother of Mrs. Dean Wait, died at her residence on Depot Street, last Thursday night.

Alexandria Bay-
No small pox yet.

Eugene Girard has returned from the lakes.

The Hartman Block has received a new coat of paint.

Cape Vincent-
Robert Grimshaw has purchased the dairy of Walter Gray and the business will be carried on just the same.

Belleville -
Eggs are 17 cents a dozen.

Charles Nobles has the foundation laid for a large steam saw mill.

Orleans Corners -
Our respected citizen, Michael Fults, intends to start this week for his new home in Lansing, Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth have sold their place on Boyd St. and have moved to Huntingtonville with Mrs. Woodworth's mother, Mrs. Lydia Dresser.

October 21, 1885, p. 1:

Charles Yost and wife have the sympathy of the community in the death of their infant son, who died on Thursday last.

Dan Townsend caught a 19 pound muscallonge on Tuesday last.

Tremaines Corners-
Married on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the home of the bride, by the Rev. P. La Clare, Mr. Will Kenfield , of Rodman and Miss Cora Hill of Tremaines Corners. A reception was given at the home of the bride and groom Oct. 15.

Natural Bridge -
Samuel Keyes, Davis, James and William Palmer, start this week for their old hunting ground in the big woods, where they hunted half a century ago. We all expect a piece of jerked venison on their return.

Rev. Henry Ward will preach at the Baptist Church in this village, Nov. 1st, at one o'clock P.M. He preached his first sermon here 49 years ago this month. He has been West five years but returned and will make Worthville his home. He is 76 years old, but is in good health.

Married, by Rev. P. LaClare, at Rodman, Oct. 17th, Silas Pitkin and Mrs. Emma Bourcey.

Last Friday was the seventieth anniversary of the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Japhet Chapman, of this village. In the evening a large party composed of children and relatives met at their home to pay respects to the venerable couple, who have traveled life's journey together for three score and ten years and are still hale and hearty, and enjoyed the social evening to a degree that shows life has charms for the old as well as the young. The Citizens Band was also present and discoursed some fine music which added much to the enjoyment of the evening.

The marriage of Dr. Candee of Syracuse and Miss Emily Copley, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Copley, last Wednesday afternoon, was a very popular affair, one of the most brilliant ever known in our village. Lewis' orchestra, of Watertown, furnished music for the occasion. They took the 6:10 train going south on their wedding tour...

Your correspondent is indebted to Mrs. W. Van Amber for bouquets of choice varieties of dahlias and gladiolas which she cultivates with excellent success. Mrs. Jas. Dillin has a dahlia root the stalk of which bore 43 perfect blossoms at one time.

Evans Mills-
The matrimonial fever seems to have struck Evans Mills of late. Two marriage contracts were consummated yesterday, one at the residence of Mr. H. C. Wilkie, where Mr. Edward Genter and Miss Della Miller were united in the bonds of matrimony by Justice of the Peace Croissant, the other being at the M.E. Parsonage by the Rev. O. F. Nicholas, where Mr. Melvin Cole was united to Avaline Wait all of Philadelphia.

Miss Nettie Van Sickle, who had been a devout attendant at the meetings held by the Seventh Day Adventists in September at Danforth, and who was said to have been cured of typhoid fever by the prayers of the Adventists, died at the home of Mr. Lewis, in Midland Ave., Danforth, where she was taken ill Wednesday afternoon. When she was taken down with the fever some of the Adventists were said to have laid their hands upon her and to have prayed for her recover, and furthermore it was said that the answer to their prayers was the recovery of Miss Van Sickle sufficiently to be able to walk to the house of Mr. Lewis. After that the attending physician was notified that his services were needed no longer, and it was reported that the patient had been cured by faith in prayer.

same issue, p. 2:
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Remington gave a brilliant party at their elegant residence on Clinton Street, Thursday evening. Nearly four hundred were in attendance.

A hearing was held before County Judge Walts, Friday, in the case of William Bates of Worth, who was declared to be an indigent insane person. He was committed to the State Asylum in Utica.

Saturday afternoon a young child of Hubert Potter of Sackets Harbor, was found dead beneath a barn door, which blew down during a recent gale and had been propped up against the building with a stick. It is supposed the child innocently pulled out the proper and was instantly killed by the falling of the door.

same issue, p. 8:
Cyrus T. Huntington died at the residence of his son at Mexico, Oswego Co., Friday. The deceased was widely known and thoroughly respected. About 35 years ago, he removed from the town of Watertown to the village of Black River, where he has since resided. He was a member of the Methodist denomination, and for many years had held high and responsible positions in the church to which he was so firmly connected. His religion was the precept of his life and its lessons he followed rigidly. He leaves three boys, Dr. Charles of Liverpool, Onondaga County; John of Mexico and Henry of Black River, as well as one daughter, Mrs. Golding of Pamelia Four Corners, to mourn his loss. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Kellogg of this city, were also related to him. Mr. Huntington was born in New Grantham, N. H. in 1801, and his family removed to this section of the county in 1804.

Died of paralysis, at his residence in the town of LeRay, Oct. 13th, 1885, Isaac H. Keller, age 78 years, 3 days. He was born in Herkimer Co., NY, Oct. 10, 1807. He was married to Elizabeth Casler on Dec. 25, 1826. In May 1831, he removed with his family from Little Falls, Herkimer co., to LeRay, Jeff. Co., where he continued to live until his death. On March 25th, 1836 Mr. and Keller and wife united with the Presbyterian Church at Evans Mills and distinguished themselves mostly by their devotion and usefulness. In 1866, Mr. Keller was ordained Elder and assumed the duties of the office, giving as heretofore of his substance with an unsparing hand to carry on the good work...Mr. Keller leaves two daughters, Mrs. Potter of Illinois and Mrs. Margaret Wood of LeRay, mother of Mr. Isaac A. Wood...

same issue, p. 8:
A brilliant society event occurred Thursday afternoon in the marriage of Fred H. Moore of Oswego, formerly of Watertown, to Miss Hattie Chapple, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Mortimer Crawe of this city. The ceremony was performed at Trinity Church by the rector, Rev. R. A. Olin, assisted by Rev. William L. Parker of Oswego. The church was filled with the wealth and aristocracy of the city, 700 invitations having been issued for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Moore left at 7 P.M. for an extended trip to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. On returning they will make Oswego their future home...

Thursday afternoon there occurred a very pleasant event at Clayton, it being the marriage of Miss Jennie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Putman, to B. F. Kent of Philadelphia. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. D. F. Pierce of the M. E. Church. After the marriage an elegant wedding dinner was served. The presents were very costly and handsome. The happy couple left on the four o'clock boat for Cape Vincent, where they took the train for a short tour visiting Oswego, Syracuse and New York and will afterward return and take up their residence in Philadelphia, where Mr. K., the groom, is engaged in the mercantile business...

Thursday afternoon about one hundred of the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Reynolds, of Depauville, gathered at their residence to witness the marriage of their youngest daughter, Mattie, to Charles Marshall of Cazenovia, formerly of Lafargeville. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. B. M. Phelps of Ox Bow. After the ceremony an elegant wedding dinner was served. The presents were very numerous, beautiful, and some were very costly. One of them was a gold watch and chain, a present to the bride from her mother. The happy couple left Chaumont on the six o'clock train for Syracuse, and from there go to Cazenovia where they will make their future home.

October 28, 1885, p. 4:

E. M. Knight of Farmer Village, NY, is having a beautiful summer cottage built on the head of Carleton Island. When completed it will be one o f the handsomest on the river.

Lucius G. Draper of Keensville, died Saturday morning, age 48. The deceased was captain of the 75th regiment of Auburn, during the war, and served under Gen. Sheridan. He lost a leg at the battle of Cedar Creek.

Wedding Bells-
A very pleasant and happy affair took place at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hose, on Bronson Street, it being the marriage of their eldest daughter, Jennie, to William J. Lent, formerly of this city, but now of Newburg, NY. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. C. Townsend, pastor of the State Street M. E. Church, and was witnessed by near relatives and a few intimate friends after which an elegant wedding dinner ws served.

same issue, p. 7:
Jason Morrow has an American dollar that bears date 1799, in a good state of preservation.

On Saturday, October 24th, Mrs. Loren L. Soper celebrated her 86th anniversary. A number of her old neighbors and friends assembled at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Freeman Phillips, where she is now living, and spent the afternoon and evening very pleasantly together. Among those present were:
Mrs. L. Soper, age 86
Mrs. John Sheley age 83
Mrs. S. Hildreth age 72
Mrs. George Fox age 66
Mrs. A. N. Brittan, age 66
Mrs. Harry Pool, age 65
Mrs. Jason Westcoff, age 57
Mrs. C. Parkhurst age 55
Mrs. Philo Soper age 50 - total 600 years
Mrs. Soper is in excellent health and her sight and hearing are good for one of her age. During the past summer she has made a very fine bed spread for her daughter, which is a novelty in itself. She uses no glasses.

Mrs. Pamelia Nichols as moved to Worth.
George Butler has moved to Corbinville.

Natural Bridge-
It's a girl at Lallor Sarvey's. Weight 7 1/2 pounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rourke have the sympathy of the community in the death of their children, one a bright promising boy of about seven years, the other a little girl of three. The boy died on Friday and the girl on Saturday of last week.

This community was greatly surprised to hear of the death of one of our highly respected citizens, Mr. H. Nelson Bigelow, which occurred Tuesday night after a brief illness at the age of eighty years. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, Rev. M. B. Comfort officiating.

Samuel Griggs of Bishop Street, died Friday night at the advanced age of four score and ten. He had lived in Henderson the greater part of his life and was highly honored by all who knew him. He was the oldest Democrat in town and always took a deep interest in public affairs. Rev. D. L. Fisher preached the funeral sermon Sunday at his late home, which was with Wm. Griggs, his son.

Abagail E. Boyce, wife of Capt. Washington Boyce, died at her late residence, Sunday, Oct. 25, 1885, at the age of 62 years, 5 months, 27 days. She was married to Capt. W. Boyce, March 25, 1849. Her whole life has been spent in Henderson. She was born on Sunday, married on Sunday and died on Sunday.

November 1885:

November 4, 1885, p. 1:

Wedding Bells:
E. T. Rounds, for many years traveling salesman for Hudson Brothers, Syracuse, was married at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon to Miss Kate R., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farnham, of Three Mile Bay. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Merriman at the home of the bride and was pleasant and interesting. The bride is a very intelligent and prepossessing lady while the groom is extremely popular and has a host of friends in northern New York. The happy couple will enjoy a short tour West and will then return to Mannsville, their future home.

same issue, p. 3:
Supreme Court: Action for Divorce:
Ida Bowman Sackett vs. George S. Sackett...trial to be held in the county of Jefferson. Dated 12 October 1885.

The people of the State of New York to: Charles W. Gilchrist, Ambrose B. Gilchrist, William H. Gilchrist, John R. Gilchrist, Andrew Gilchrist, James O. Gilchrist, Jane Shaul, Davis Gilchrist, Sheldon L. Gilchrist and Margaret A. Howard, constituting all persons interested in the estate of Sarah G. Young, late of the town of Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co., deceased, as next of kin or otherwise, send and each of be an appear before our Surrogate...on the 3d day of December 1885 at 10 o' attend the final Judicial settlement of the account of proceedings of Charles W. Gilchrist, as administrator of the said Sarah G. Young deceased. dated at Watertown 8 October 1885. Ross C. Scott, Surrogate.

same issue, p. 5:
Cape Vincent -
Everybody should be vaccinated. Dr. Masson with Dr. Dawson as assistant has been appointed to vaccinate all people arriving on boats from foreign ports.

The remains of Mrs. Elize Dayton, wife of Henry Dayton of LeRay, were brought here for interment Saturday. Mrs. Dayton had long been a victim of consumption and though her efforts to keep up were almost superhuman, she was at last forced to relinquish her ambitions and her family. Mrs. Dayton had warm friends here, where she had formerly lived, as well as her neighbors near her late home proved to be. The husband and sons have the sincere sympathy of their friends and the church of which the deceased was a member, in their affliction.

Natural Bridge-
Henry Dobson found a bee tree which takes the cake. He estimates it at 240 pounds of nice honey.

Saturday morning Mrs. Laban H. Ainsworth was found at her home lying prostrate on the floor near a sofa. Assistance was immediately summoned and Mrs. Ainsworth was removed to more comfortable quarters. Dr. Shepard was called and it was found that she was suffering from a stroke of paralysis. She lingered until nearly 4 P.M. when death came to her relief and took from the sorrowing family a devoted wife and a kind, loving and indulgent mother. Sarah Ann Ainsworth was the daughter of Henry Ainsworth, a large lumber merchant of Cape Vincent, and was born in that village March 2, 1826. She was one of seven children-two girls and five boys-and her death is the first break in this circle. Her surviving brothers and sister are as follows: J. B. Ainsworth of Cape Vincent, Henry Ainsworth of Port Leyden, Richard W. Ainsworth of Kansas City, Danforth H. Ainsworth of Iowa, Augustus Ainsworth of Minneapolis and Mrs. Rev. Ami Lewis of Menomonee, Wis. Dec. 4, 1844, she was married to Laban H. Ainsworth, who survives her. Eight children survive her as follows: Sarah, Hattie, Grace, Bertha and Laban H. Ainsworth, Jr. of this city, Mrs. G. M. Shepard and Bruce Ainsworth of Waco, Texas and Augustus Ainsworth of Texas...

same issue, p. 6:
Mrs. Ira G. Hall, of Chicago, formerly Miss Amy Dresser, of Theresa, has been granted a divorce by the Superior Court of Cook Co., Ill, on the ground of desertion. Mrs. Hall is at present President of a school of music in Chicago.

November 11, 1885, p. 6:

Lowville and Carthage have been connected by telephone.

William B. Davis has been appointed postmaster at Ox-Bow in Jefferson Co...G. C. Timmerman has been appointed postmaster at Orleans Four Corners and Millard F. Baxter at Stone Mills.

A. S. Carlton, an old and respected resident of Brownville, died at the age of 73. His death was sudden and unexpected. He was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church and will be very generally missed.

The remains of David Augsbury, who died at Auburn Monday, were sent to the home of his brother at Theresa, Tuesday, and the funeral was held Thursday. The body was buried in the family burying ground in Pamelia, where the deceased owned a lot and monument.

same issue, p. 7:
Mrs. Flora Bolton, from the West, is in town visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zalmon Pool.

The body of David Augsbury, which was brought to this place last Wednesday, was taken in charge by his son and buried near Perch Lake.

G. D. Beebee and wife intend celebrating the 25th anniversary of their marriage by a silver wedding on Friday evening of this week.

Eggs are 20 cents per dozen.

November 18, 1885, p. 7:

Snow fell here Saturday night and Sunday, 6 inches.

Tim Egan has moved to No. 17 E. Main St., and A. C. Reed into No. 16, which he has recently bought of J. S. Shelmidine.

L. H. Odell was called to Worth to attend the funeral of his brother's wife last Saturday.

R. P. Hallady, our mail carrier, makes good time for such muddy roads.

Tremaines Corners-
Died Nov. 12 at her home in Rodman, Mrs. George Odell. Mr. Odell has the sympathy of all in his sad bereavement.

Sterling Wilcox, an aged resident of Worth, died Nov. 11.

About seventy of the numerous friends of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Spencer assembled at their home last Tuesday evening to give them a farewell surprise party. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all.

On the 11th of November, Charles Scott was married to Miss Ida Hose of Champion. They have our best wishes through the journey of life.

Miss Mabel Buck, the wife of the late Wm. Scott died at the home of her son, William, near Adams Thursday of last week. She was born in Vermont Aug. 22, 1796 and moved to Lewis Co., NY, with her parents when quite young. She was married to Mr. Scott sixty-four years ago and they lived in Morristown, NY for a time, but they settled in Henderson over fifty years ago. They had a family of three sons and two daughters. The funeral was held Saturday. submitted Nov. 16.

The funeral services of an aged lady, a Mrs. Pickard, residing two miles from this place, were held in the M. E. Chruch Friday.

The silver wedding of G. D. Beebe and wife was well attended and they were the recipients of thirty-five dollars in cash. Their presents amounted to over seventy dollars.

Died in Worth, Nov. 11, Sterling Wilcox, age 94 years, 3 months, 13 days. Mr. Wilcox came to this town 83 years ago and was the oldest man in town. He came when this town was an unbroken wilderness, there was not a mill of any kind any nearer than Adams, he was loved and respected by everyone that knew him. The funeral services were held at the Union Church Friday and conducted by Rev. S. M. Crowfoot, assisted by Rev. P. LaClair of Rodman.

same issue, p. 8:
A telegram from Jacksonville, Florida, announces the death there of Mrs. Geo. B. Betts, formerly of this city. No particulars are given except that the remains will be brought here for interment.

There will be an auction sale on the farm of Geo. Haas, deceased, at Depauville, NY on Nov. 25th, of 1 horse, 35 swarms of bees, 1 buggy, 2 sleighs, 1 double wagon, 1 Champion mowing machine and other farming utensils. Terms given on the day of sale. Sale at 10 A.M. V. A. and Anna R. Haas, Admrs.

At 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon Miss Verna Hartwell of Denmark and Frank Dexter of Black River, were united in marriage at the home of Charles P. Horr, of Denmark. There were a large number present and the ceremony was performed by Rev. J. A. Prindle. The happy pair left at once for Black River, where they will reside.

Wednesday evening there occurred in Washington, the marriage of Miss Helen Nichols, niece of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Staples, to Gasherie DeWitt of New York. The ceremony was performed at 7:30 by Rev. Dr. Gilsey. After the wedding a reception was held at Willard's hotel. The presents were very costly and elegant. The bridal company will take a southern tour and will return to Washington after the holidays.

November 25, 1885, p. 1:

Thanksgiving tomorrow.

A. J. Simmons of Carthage, has received a pension of $1,148 with a monthly allowance of $12.

The telephone system now extends to Utica and the hellos from Watertown can be distinctly heard there.

Abel Sage of Copenhagen, died Monday morning at his residence, of heart disease, age 71 years...

The death of Nettie B., only child of Andrew S. and Betsey A. Conklin, of Hounsfield, is announced. The deceased was 18 years of age and was the favorite of a large circle of friends and the life of her home.

Handsomely engraved invitations have been received in this city for the marriage of Miss Helen, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. M. H. Merwin, of Utica and Harry Burrell of Brooklyn. The wedding will take place at Utica, Tuesday evening, Dec. 1.

same issue, p. 6:
Mr. Samuel Griggs of Henderson, died Oct. 23d, 1885. Mr. Griggs was born in Albany Co., NY in 1796. In 1802, he removed to Salisbury, Herkimer co., and in 1815 came to Henderson, his late home, where he has lived 63 years. He lacked but a few months of being 90 years of age....

Wedding Bells-
Miss Helen Burchard, of this city, and D. B. Northrop, of Oswego, were married at the residence of Mrs. F. W. Hubbard, on Paddock Street, at 4 P.M. Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Danker performed the ceremony, the relatives and only a few intimate friends being present. The house was tastefully decorated for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Northrop left for the south on the evening train. They will visit Albany, NY and other places and will make Oswego their future home.

same issue, p. 7:
Jules Butterfield has a car load of apples for sale.

Vaccination is still going on here.

Alonzo B. Scott who has been in poor health for two years died last Monday, Nov. 16 at the age of sixty years. In his death, Henderson loses one of her best citizens and a good neighbor. He leaves a widow and one son to mourn his loss. It was his mother's death that was mentioned last week. Rev. M. B. Comfort conducted the funeral services on Wednesday.

We were startled by hearing the sad news of the death of Henry Owens, who formerly lived here until 1868, when he went to California where he has been a successful businessman. He was ill only two weeks and died Nov. 6, age age 42. He was married Jan. 17, 1870 to Miss Helen Bull, daughter of Chrispen and Harriet Bull, and a sister of E. P. Bull. Mr. O. was very kind and fond of his wife and two lovely daughters, who mourn his great loss far away from all relatives, but their many friends there have left nothing undone in this sad hour.

Another staunch old Democrat has cast his last vote. John More died suddenly last Wednesday, after a very short illness....he has left a son who, we doubt not, will worthily fill his place.

Natural Bridge-
Mr. Addie Ormiston of Wilna and Emma, only daughter of L. H. Wood of Diana, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, at Watertown on Thursday, November 12, by Rev. L. Rice.

It is a girl at Thomas Burns'.

Albert Stears has had a son, weight 9 1/2 lbs. He says it looks like a Republican, but he thinks he will call him David B.

Died in Rodman, Nov. 15th, Rev. Thomas Ellsworth, age 64.

Death has again entered our midst, Ida M., wife of Sidney E. Cornell, died Nov. 16th, age 31 years, 24 days. Mrs. Cornell was one of the best school teachers in this county, as well as a kind friend, a loving wife and a good neighbor. She was beloved and respected by her many friends. She leaves besides her husband, an infant child to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at Worth Centre last Thursday, and were largely attended. They were ably conducted by the Rev. Sidney Loveless...

Death has again entered our midst, Ida M., wife of Sidney E. Cornell, died Nov. 16th, age 31 years, 24 days. Mrs. Cornell was one of the best school teachers in this county, as well as a kind friend, a loving wife and a good neighbor. She was beloved and respected by her many friends. She leaves besides her husband, an infant child to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at Worth Centre last Thursday, and were largely attended. They were ably conducted by the Rev. Sidney Loveless...

December 1885:

December 2, 1885, p. 4:

Two farms in Lafargeville, owned by Dilno Calvin were sold recently, one to Charles Petrie for $4,000 and the other to Hiram Beckwith with 250 acres, for $13,000.

Solon B. Hart, of this city, has received notification from Washington of his appointment as U. S. Deputy Marshall, althouh the formal appointment has not yet reached him. This is the position which has been held by Christopher A. Holden for some time.


Died at her home, at Three Mile Bay, Nov. 22, 1885, Mrs. Ellena Wells, relict of Garry Wells, age 84 years, 6 months, 27 days. She as born in the town of Western, Oneida Co., in 1801. Moved to Jefferson County with her parents in 1819; was married to Garry Wells in 1824, and to whom she bore three children. Her husband died in 1872. At her marriage she moved to the place where she died. She leaves one child, a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Wadley; a granddaughter, Mrs. Barber, who has a young daughter, thus constituting the fourth generation.

Rev. Henry F. Spencer, former pastor of State Street Church, in this city, died last Saturday at 1 o'clock A.M. of paralysis, at his mother's residence, where he had gone to reside on account of poor health. He leaves a widow and one daughter to mourn his loss.

same issue, p. 6:
Lorraine -
The Brookside Hotel is now open for business and will soon be connected by telephone.

L. L. Bateman has received a pension of $150 and $6 per month.

The death of Mrs. M. M. Porter of this village cast a shadow of gloom over the many friends and relatives. The family has the sympathy of all. Mrs. Kealsey of Richville, was called to town by the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Porter.

It's a boy at Pid Parkhurst's and a girl at Ed Cook's.

Rev. Shortt of Alexandria Bay, preached at the M. E. Church here on Sunday night.

Quite a number of bodies have been taken from the old grave yard and deposited in the new cemetery.

On Thursday morning flags were raised at half-mast on the Democratic and Republican liberty poles, as a token of respect to the memory of the late Vice-President, Thomas A. Hendricks, a true patriot and statesman.

D. M. Kelsey, of this place, will be married to Miss Bacon of Ox-Bow, NY, tomorrow - Tuesday.

December 9, 1885, p. 2:

The George W. Weaver of Sandy Creek, who was arrested for drawing the pension of George W. Weaver of Sandy Creek, has been discharged, it appearing to be a clear mistake with no intention to defraud.

Almira Heaton, an old pensioner of 1812, died at her home in Rodman, Friday. She was eighty-eight years and eight months old. She was taken a week ago with a severe stroke of apoplexy, which finally proved fatal.

Sudden Death-
At 10 A.M., Monday, Nelson J. Cross, lessee of the Oakland House on Court Street, this city, died at the age of 49 years. The announcement of his death was a surprise to many. He was well and favorably known and his death will be regretted by all who knew him.

same issue, p. 4:
Belleville -
D. M. Kelsey and bride have returned and they are pleasantly located in Mrs. Park's house. We extend to them our congratulations.

Orren Hall, a son of the late Hiram Hall, died at Sandy Creek, Nov. 28th. He received a shock of paralysis a few years since. He taught school in Brooklyn for several years and was very successful.

The home of Mrs. Ester Hull was raided last Thursday, Dec. 3d, it being her 84th birthday, by a large company of friends and neighbors. They brought their baskets with them well filled with good things, and proceeded to make themselves at home with the surprised widow. Presents suitable were given her. Mrs. John Pitkin is entitled to the credit of getting up the surprise and for its success.

Cape Vincent-
The steamer "Maud" could not get through the canal Saturday night on account of the ice, and had to go around the foot of Wolfe Island, making her three hours late.

A. C. Eddy and wife of Theresa, attended the wedding of Dave J. Taylor and Misss Lizzie Coolidge last week.

A very pleasant affair took place at the residence of Geo. P. Coolidge, on Thursday afternoon, it being the marriage of their daughter, Lizzie, to David J. Taylor, also of this village. The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. G. P. Kenney, of the M. E. Church. A reception was given after, to the many friends of the happy couple. They departed on the 6:10 P.M. train and will visit some of the important cities of the State before their return.

The people of Antwerp were not very much surprised to hear the report of the wedding of M. A. Hildreth, a rising young lawyer of this village, to Miss Ida Canada, of Evans Mills. Mr. Hildreth is an energetic young man and is liked by most of the community of Antwerp, who extend a hearty congratulation to him and hope his wedded life may be long and happy.

Natural Bridge-
It is a girl at Wm. Price's.

The marriage of Mr. Ezra Cronk and Mrs. Potter, all of Aldrich Settlement, occurred Nov. 29th. May their years be many and cheerful.

Tribute of Respect-
At a regular meeting of Depauville Lodge No. 688, F. and A.M., a resolution of respect for brother, Isaac Norton, who departed this life Nov. 25th, 1885...

December 16, 1885, p. 2:

Jesse Babcock died in Dexter Dec. 8. He was born Oct. 16, 1805 in the town of Deerfield, Oneida Co., on Gov. Seymour's present farm, about two miles from Utica...In 1830 he moved to Brownville and took charge of the mills at that place. In 1835 he moved to Dexter and in company with Davis and Poole, built and operated a linseed oil mill, but the hard times of 1837-8 forced them to abandon the manufacture of oil, and the building and power were converted into a plaster mill and planing works by Mr. Babcock, who was a pioneer in this part of the State. He continued the plaster mill until 1883 when an accident nearly ended his life by the fall of a bridge, which with advancing years, disabled him from following the occupation longer...He leaves a widow and four grown children.

The announcement of the death of Lucippa Ann, wife of C. L. Pickett, will be received with a very general feeling of sadness and regret. It occurred after a painful illness at her home on Franklin Street at an early hour Wednesday evening. For a number of years Mrs. Pickett had not been in good health, but she had borne her trouble cheerfully and patiently--a devoted wife, a find and loving mother. She was the youngest of a family of six children, four of whom survive her. They are: H. M. Ball, William P. Ball and Mrs. Pliny Monroe of this city and Mrs. John Wilson of Burrville. Since her marriage, she had passed most of her life in this city...She was a steadfast member of the Universalist Church. Besides the brothers and sisters already mentioned, her husband and two children - Mrs. W. O. Baker and Charles G. Pickett survive her.

Report of the Grand Jury -
The grand jury connected with the circuit court now being held in this city by Judge Merwin finished its labors Thursday. Five open and five sealed indictments were found. The open indictments were as follows:

William Reed, indicted for extortion. This is the case of blackmail on Charles C. Nobles of Theresa.

Watson R. Humphreys, indicted for assault in the second degree. This case comes from Evans Mills, Humphreys being the man who a short time ago made the indecent assault on a little girl in that village, literally tearing her clothes from her body.

Arthur Hanson, indicted for burglary in the third degree. Hanson is the man who had an examination recently in Adams and is charged with the recent burglaries at Pierrepont Manor and around that vicinity.

Edward Parsneau, indicted for assault in the first degree with intent to kill. Parsneau wis the man, who not long ago, filled the door of the Exchange Hotel in this city with buckshot from an old musket.

Charles Gale, indicted for selling mortgaged property. This case comes from Carthage. Gale having disposed of a horse and buggy on which there was a mortgage.

same issue, p. 3:
Wedding Bells -
Wednesday evening quite a pleasant affair took place at the residence of James Muldoon on Orchard Street, it being the event of the marriage of Miss Kittie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Muldoon, to Frank S. Baker, a prominent young man in our city. The bride was for many years one of the efficient teachers of our public schools. The popularity of the young couple is shown by the numerous valuable presents they received. After a sumptuous repast the happy couple left on the 6:45 train for Utica, Rochester and other points of interest. May joy attend them.

same issue, p. 4:
At the annual election of officers of G. W. Flower Post, G.A.R., held at their rooms on Monday evening, Dec. 7th, 1885, the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Commander, Charles Marval
Senior Vice Commander, Nathan Huntington
Junior Vice Commander, E. J. Burchard?
Chaplain, D. Augsbury
Quartermaster, Joseph Howland
Office of the Day, John Seymore
Officer of the Guard, Alexander Rivers
Adjutant, Jerome Cooper
Sgt. Major, G. B. Huntington
Quartermaster Sgt., Norman George

Mrs. Markel is enjoying a visit with her father and her brother, Mr. Denacious Snell, after an absence of 32 years in Minnesota.

John Moore, who died at his home in this town on Nov. 19th, was an old and highly respected resident. An indulgent husband and father, a kind neighbor, a strict adherent to his church, he will be greatly missed. He leaves a widow, two sons and six daughters and four little granddaughters, whom he took to his own home upon their mother's death, three years ago, all of whom mourn his sudden death deeply.

same issue, p. 7:
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Raymond, who have resided in Copenhagen since their marriage, celebrated their fiftieth anniversary, Tuesday. Mr. Raymond is in his eight-first and Mrs. Raymond, nee Maria Hulbert of Deer River, is in her seventy-fifth year. Mr. Raymond has conducted the drug business a number of years and is a prominent resident.

December 23, 1885, p. 1:

A large company of invited friends were present at the twentieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Hadsall of Copenhagen, Tuesday evening.

Thursday, S. J. Place, a quarry man on Grindstone Island, while blasting, attempted to put in a second charge where the first one had failed. The charge exploded, killing Place instantly. His body was fearfully mangled.

Francis V. White, father of Rev. L. D. White, pastor of the Centenary M. E. Church, expired at the residence of his son, at Utica Tuesday evening, at the advanced age of 86 years. Mr. White was formerly a resident of Carthage. He was respected and esteemed by all who knew him, and his death will be a source of sincere regret to many.

December 23, 1885, p. 2:
Obituary -
About 3:15 Friday morning, Mrs. Dwight B. Dewey passed quietly from this life...Her maiden name was Carey and she was born in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1840. Coming to this country when fourteen years of age, the greater part of her life was passed in this city where she was loved and cherished by her many friends and acquaintances. She was married to Mr. Dewey in 1869. Her brother, Thomas Carey, and her sister, Mrs. Parson Hines, both of this city survive her. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from St. Patrick's Church...Rev. Father Glenn officiated and made extended remarks...extensive discussion of floral tributes within this obituary.

same issue, p. 5:
Theresa -
There will be a grand New Year's ball at Church's Hall, Friday, Jan. 1st, 1886.

N. D. Wescott, who was called home by the sickness and death of his father, Isaac Wescott, leaves this week for his place of business in Syracuse.

Sunday night while Harley Scott, Channy Fisher, Myron and Ellen Kilby were riding down hill near the bank of Stony Creek in the village. Myron and Ellen Kilby were riding together on a sled when they missed their stearage and went into the swollen stream. Harley Scott jumped into the stream and caught Ellen Kilby holding her while Channy ran to the house for help, when Rev. D. L. Fisher, M. B. Scott and Wm. H. Comstock arrived, they found Harly and Ellen in the water; Myron had floated down the current. After repeated attempts they finally succeeded in getting the children out of the water, after getting thoroughly wet and very much exhausted, Drs. Buell and Terry were soon at the scene of the accident and working with a will, but the cold water had done its work and Myron was dead. Much credit is due Harly Scott in jumping into the cold stream and rescuing Ellen as the children were all young and under 8 or 9 years of age...

Lorraine -
Died in Lorraine, Dec. 17th, Ebenezer Cornwall, age 81 years, 7 months. The funeral was held at the house of Mr. Keene, on the Sabbath at 11 o'clock. Services were conducted by Rev. S. M. Crofoot. Rev. Cornwall came from England a little more than a year ago and had been in the ministry of the Congregationalist Church for fifty years and was the author of "The Crisis and Future Prospect of the Church of God:" and "Footsteps of Glory"..

Elisha Hall Parker, who was buried at this place on Dec. 2, was one of Dexter's oldest and most respected citizens. He was born at Hartford, NY, Sept. 27, 1809 and came to Dexter in 1827, his father then building a grist mill since burned, where Biuninger & Strange now have their shingle factory. In 1837 he was married to Miss Mary Nelson, daughter of Dr. David Nelson, surgeon in the War of 1812. In 1842 he with his family moved to Buffalo, NY, where he remained until the spring of 1846, when he returned to Dexter where he has since resided. He was a miller by occupation...He left to mourn his death, a wife and five children: Misses Nettie and Kate and Mrs. Geo. W. Clark of Dexter, William D. of Lowville and Elisha H. of Sackets Harbor.

same issue, p. 5:
Wedding Bells -
One of the most delightful events of the season took place at the home of the bride's father, Mr. Peter Kissel of Deapuville, NY on Dec. 16th 1885. It as the marriage of their daughter, Amelia, to Mr. Charles Haller. About 90 guests arrived at an early hour and at the appointed time, the bride accompanied by the bridesmaids, Miss Louisa Ahles of Redwood, and Miss Amelia Kissel of Theresa, also the groom accompanied by the groomsmen, Mr. John Bickelhaupt of Redwood and Mr. George Kissel of Brownville, took their places under a lovely arch of evergreens and flowers, where the beautiful ceremony was performed by Rev. G. F. Hartwig of Redwood....

At 4 P.M. Monday occurred the marriage of Henry C. Anthony and Maud D., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Bowers. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Fisk at the parlors of the Bowers House in the presence of about 40 invited relatives and friends. After a sumptuous wedding dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony left for New York, where they will be absent about a week...

same issue, p. 7:
WILLIAM CONSTABLE PIERREPONT was the eldest son of Hezekiah H. Pierrepont and Anna M. Constable, and was born October 3, 1803, at Chelsea, now the ninth ward of the City of New York, to which place his parents removed from their residence, 52 Greenwich Street, during the prevalence of the yellow fever that year....His vacations were spent traveling with his father, visiting the agencies of his extensive tracts of land in the northern part of the State, known as Macomb's Purchase, which had been purchased from the State in 1787, half of which had been owned by his maternal grandfather, William Constable, the partner of Alexander Macomb...His only brother was Henry E. Pierrepont. William married in 1830 to Cornelia A., daughter of Dr. Benjamin Butler of New York who had removed in 1823 to his landed estate at Oxford, Chenango County. He had two sons, both of whom died early. Of his five daughters, one is the widow of Mr. W. H. Hill of Pulaski. A second daughter is the widow of Dr. Samuel G. Wolcott of Utica. A third married G. H. Van Wagenen of Brooklyn. A fourth married Mr. Wm. M. White of Livingston County and Utica. Both of these daughters died the last year. The unmarried daughter, Miss Mary Devereux, continued to reside with her father until his death.
Note: This is an extremely long obituary and descendants will want the entire column.

December 30, 1885, p. 1:

The People of the State of New York to: Zilpha M. Clements, Nelson L. Hungerford, Sara Call, Willie R. Hungerford, Ellen A. Hungerford, Sophia Hungerford, Julia A. Hungerford Shedd, Mary Cartwright, Harriet Williams, Elizabeth Munsell, Sarah Hungerford, Nelson L. Hungerford, Ellen Loomis, Ella McCarte, Lucia Wilcox, Herbert Hungerford, Marshall S. Hungerford, Israel J. Hungerford, William Hungerford, Henry D. Hungerford, Levi N. Hungerford, Sophronia Tilton, Ada Louisa Page, Bertha Sophronia Coss, Herbert Alfred Cole, Ernest Elton Cole, Clarence Clinton Cole, Mark H. Gill, Zylphia Mrilla Cartier, Sarah E. Egbert, Elias B. Hungerford, Simeon Rice Hungerford, Lucretia Barnum, Samantha Hungerford, Angeline Baker, Charles S. Hungerford, Albert C. Kingman, Estella E. Kingman, Wilson E. Kingman, Mary Lucretia Kingman, Simeon H. Brown, Chloe Lucinda Davis, Henry H. Brown, Mary Elizabeth Pierce, George D. Hoisington, Maria E. Palmer, Lyman L. Palmer, Eveline Hatch, Caroline Hatch, Frances Brown, Caroline Fanning, Samuel Hatch, Elizabeth Chalker, Catharine Chalker and Charlotte Chalker, constituting all of the next of kin and heirs at law of Demaris E. H. Moore, late of the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, deceased and greeting - Whereas, Sophia Hungerford the executrix named in the last Will and Testament of the said Demaris E. H. Moore, deceased...has recently applied to our Surrogate, to have the will and each of you are required personally to appear...on the 25th day of January next at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, attend the probate of the said last Will and Testament...Dated at Watertown on 2 December 1885. Ross C. Scott, Surrogate.

Notice to Creditors - David Phelp's Estate...notice is hereby all persons having claims against David Phelps, late of the town of Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY, deceased, present same with the the residence of Milton Timmerman of Brownville on or before the 1st day of June next. Dated 18 November 1885. Cynthia Phelops and Milton Timmerman, Administrators.

Notice to Creditors - Lucy R. Corey's Estate...notice is hereby all persons having claims against Lucy R. Corey, late of the town of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY, deceased...they are required to present the same with the the residence of Evinett Clements, in the town of Rutland...on or before the 1st day of July next. Dated the 14th day of December, 1885. Evinett Clements and Jerome B. Greenfield, Executors.

same issue, p. 4:
Lorraine -
P. M. Brown will be Justice of the Peace again on the 1st day of January, 1886.

Mrs. John H. Nichols has received a pension of $480 and $8 a month.

Alonzo Cheeseman, an old and highly respected citizen of this place, died very suddenly on Thursday night last. The funeral was largely attended at the M. E. Church here on Sunday at half past ten, the Rev. Brooks officiating.

Mrs. A. C. Clark of Brookfield, MO., died last Monday at her home. She has many relatives and friends in this county to mourn her loss. Mrs. E. J. Clark of this place is her youngest daughter.

Natural Bridge -
Buell Smith's youngest child was buried Sunday.

Mrs. Wm. Armstrong, who has been dangerously ill for a long time passed away the 26th inst. The funeral was held in the Universalist Church on the 28th, Rev. L. Rice of Watertown officiating.

same issue, p. 7:
Briefs -
L. R. Green of Adams Centre, was presented with a cane by O. B. Newton that was made by David Augsbury, who lately died at Auburn Prison. The wood was taken from the scaffold from which Evans was executed, who was the first man hung in this county.

Alexandria Bay- Dec. 28
A sad accident, which resulted fatally, occurred at this place about 5 P.M. today. While George Patterson and Andrew McCue were crossing the river in a boat from the Canada side to Alexandria Bay, McCue fell out of the boat and was drowned.

Charlotte Ganes -At her home in Rutland, Dec. 19, 1885, Mrs. Charlotte Ganes, age 79 years. Thus another link is broken, almost the last that binds us to the past. Her whole life was spent in Lewis County until 19 years ago, when she with her husband moved into Rutland Center, she she has since resided...she leaves an aged sister and three children to mourn her loss...

Wednesday evening, Thomas Leonard, Jr., died at his home on Cross Street after a short illness. He was 36 years of age, of temperate habits and a faithful workman. He was a member of the Catholic Church and had always led a Christian life. He has a large circle of friends who will mourn his death. He was soon to be married to a young lady of this city. His father and mother and several brothers and sisters survive him and have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

A rather unusual scene took place at Grange Hall State Street, Wednesday. It was the wedding of Anthony F. Sheffner, of Pamelia Grange, and Mrs. Viletta G. Sikes of Watertown Grange. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. Richey. A large company of the members of the Grange and friends of the happy couple gathered there to witness the ceremony. The presents were valuable and useful and the bountiful repast prepared by the ladies as evidence that they well understood the art of making the products of mother earth tempting to the palate.

An interesting event took place Wednesday in the venerable historical mansion at Brownville, formerly occupied by General Brown of the United States Army. It was the wedding of Miss Lena Gertrude Clark, daughter of Mrs. Annie A. Clarke, to Mr. Morton E. Judd, a young gentleman from Brooklyn. The ceremony, confined to only the immediate family, was performed in the afternoon at 4 o'clock, by Rev. Dr. Danker, of Watertown. A handsome collation followed, after which the bridal party left on the evening train for New York, Richmond and Florida. The best wishes of many friends accompany them for their happiness and prosperity.

A China Wedding-
Saturday night, Dec. 26, was the 20th anniversary of the marriage of Byron W. Graves with Cornelia Hall. They reside just outside the city limits on the road to Stowell's Corners. The event was celebrated on Saturday evening at the dwelling of Mr. Graves, and a large company was present. In all there were upwards of sixty present. The presents were numerous and costly; consisting in part of a beautiful china set; cut glass pitchers; cream pitchers and sugar bowls, two ice cream sets, pickle castor, salt and pepper boxes, elegant stand lamp and glass bouquet holder. The music was furnished by Sullivan's orchestra from Adams Centre and the evening was spent in the most delightful manner. The affair was brought to a close by a superb supper, to which ample justice was done by the guests...

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