Benjamin Congdon Obit
Two News Clippings Re Ben Congdon's Death
He resided in Nelson for sixty years,
until the death of his wife, after which he made his home with
his daughter, Mrs. Buck. He visited his friends and relatives in
Nelson last June, and then he started on a journey to the
Pacific coast. He arrived in St. Paul on June 18th and was taken
sick at the home of his son, C. H. Congdon, Sept 12th. He was
removed at once to St. Luke's Hospital, where an operation was
performed for a strangulated hernia. The operation was
successful; but fifteen days later he suddenly and unexpectedly
died from heart failure. Mrs. Buck went to St. Paul and was with
her father for a week before he died. C. [sic] T. Congdon came
from Tacoma, and the three children accompanied the remains to
From Phebe CAMPBELL
1. Undated, Unidentified
Transcribed by her
great-grandson, Wm. Thompson, Apr. 9, 2012
remains of Benjamin
Congdon were brought here Saturday night. Mr. Congdon
died last Monday in St. Paul, Minn. where he had been
visiting his son, Prof. C.
H. Congdon, and was intending to go on to Tacoma,
Wash. to visit another son, when he was taken suddenly ill
and lived only two weeks. The funeral services were held in
the Presbyterian church Sunday morning. The three children
of the deceased were present---Mrs. J. L. Buck, of Sugar
Hill, N. Y., E. T. Congdon,
of Tacoma, Wash., C. H. Congdon of St. Paul, Minn. The
church was filled with sympathizing relatives and friends.
Rev. Mr. Armstrong preached an able sermon and gave a sketch
of Mr. Congdon's life, which [rest of article missing]
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2. Wellsboro Agitator, Oct. 13, 1897, p2
Transcribed by her
great-grandson, Wm. Thompson, Apr. 8, 2012
THE LATE BENJAMIN D. CONGDON.
SKETCH OF THE AGED CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE AGITATOR.
NELSON, Oct. 9.---Benjamin D. Congdon was born on Shelter
Island, off the coast of Long Island, N. Y., May 18, 1820,
and moved with his patents to the Cowanesque valley,
settling near Osceola, in 1832. He was married January 19th,
1848, to Miss Sarah
Campbell. His wife died Feb. 3d, 1892. He died
September 27th, 1897, aged 77 years, 4 months, and 14 days.
He is survived by one daughter and two sons---Mrs. J. L.
Buck, of Sugar Hill, N. Y., Mr. E.T. Congdon, of Tacoma,
Wash., and C. H. Congdon, of St. Paul, Minn.
Mr. Congdon united with the Presbyterian
Church in Nelson, February 1st 1845 and lived the consistent and
every day life of a Christian for nearly fifty three years.
On Sunday morning, October 3rd his three
children and a large congregation of relatives and friends
followed his remains to the grave and tenderly and lovingly by
the side of his wife, father and mother. Rev. Hallock Armstrong
spoke words of comfort from the text "Eye hath not seen, nor ear
heard nor have entered into the heart of man the things that God
hath prepared for him that love Him."
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