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The funeral of George W. Bacon, who died at West Branch last Wednesday, was held today at 11 o'clock at the Baptist Church in this village, Rev. A.W. Cady officiating. Mr. Bacon was a former resident of Leyden, nearly all his life being spent in that town, but was well known and highly respected in this village. (1903)
Wellington Bacon, aged 55,. died of cancer at 1:30 am yesterday at 514 Floyd avenue. He had suffered about two years. He came here from Delta three years ago, having resided there about 25 years. He was a faithful member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cora Walsworth of this city. Funeral at the home Sunday at 12.
contributed by Karen Marsh
February 15, 1876
Lee Center - Mr. Harvey Badger, an aged citizen of Lee Centre, who for many years has carried on the harness making business here, died on Sabbath afternoon, at the residence of Mr. Adderrene Fenton. He was 78 years of age. Months ago deceased had a shock of paralysis, which disabled him, and since which time he has been unable to labor. His sons residing in New York city made arrangements to have him cared for at their expense. Immediately after his decease, telegrams were sent notifying them of their father's death, and Gardner responded, arriving just in time to meet the procession and attend the funeral, which was held in the Union Church this afternoon. The widow of the late Frank Badger, who resides in your city, came up with Gardner, and took a seat with the mourners. They are the guests tonight of Col. J. Tupper, who was designated by Mr. Badger just before his death, to take charge of his effects and to make arrangements for the funeral. Deceased was a member of the ME Church, and died in that faith. He was perfectly conscious, and realized the near approach of death, and not only expressed a willingness, but a desire even, to go to his rest. Rev. E. W. Jones preached from words found in Job xiv.
Notwithstanding the storm, the church was well filled with citizens, who came out to pay their last respects to the memory of one who had lived a peaceful and quiet life among them so many years. Mrs. Louise Lilly, from the West, who is here making a visit to her uncle, Nathaniel Wood, and other friends, seated herself among the mourners, beside her early friend, Mrs. Marietta Badger (Inman)
September 5, 1914
Lee Center - Calvin Bailey, the oldest man in the town of Lee, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his son, David W. Bailey, four miles northwest of this village. He was 92 years old. For the past two years he had been slowly losing his former great strength but he was able to be about the house until the day before yesterday. Then he was taken with an attack of uraemic poisoning and failed rapidly. He enjoyed remarkably good health all his life and was free from illness except about 10 years ago when he had an attack of pneumonia from which he made a complete recovery.
Mr. Bailey was born in Floyd May 1, 1822 and was the son of Lattimore Bailey and Abigail Otis. When he was seven years old his parents moved to this town and for the next 85 years Lee was his home. He followed the occupation of farming all his life and was one of the progressive, successful and energetic men in this section.
Mr. Bailey was twice married. His first wife was Miss Sophrona Wager, who died 35 years ago. About 10 years later he married Mrs. Electa Worden, who died four years ago.
Practically every resident of this town knew Mr. Bailey and he always had the respect of his neighbors and fellow townsmen. He was a member of the M. E. Church, was always glad to do a favor or a kindness for any person in need, believed in a sqaure deal for all and lived an honoable and unright life. He had a fund of knowledge on local events and persons that made him an interesting talker of happenings of other days.
Three children surivive, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, Camden, Mrs. Emma Davenport, Liker's Corners, NY, and the son with whom Mr. Bailey died. There are also eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held in the M. E. Church here on Tuesday at 1 pm. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.
Bailey, Electa Manchester
July 14, 1910
West Lee - Mrs. Calvin Bailey died at her home in West Lee yesterday. For some time she had suffered from rheumatism, but had been confined to the bed only a week. Her maiden name was Electa L. Manchester. She was born in Madison, Madison County, October 23, 1823 and when 13 years old went with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Manchester, to Ava, living there till 1843, when she married William E. Worden. Then they came to Rome, later moving to Lee, in 1847 they moved to Annsville and lived in the same home till 1874 when Mr. Worden died. Five years later she married Mr. Bailey and they since lived in the town of Lee. Surviving are the husband, who is 88 years old, and the following children: Delancy E. Worden and Wellington H. Worden, of Fayetteville, E. O. Worden of Rome, and Mrs. Henry Davis of Blossvale, also four brothers and one sister, Otis, Chester and Charles Manchester of California, Samuel of Florence and Mrs. William Thayer of this city. There are also 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bailey united with the Baptist Church in Rome during the pastorate of the late Elder Vogel. The funeral will be held at the house Saturday, and at the church at Point Rock where interment will take place.
July 4, 1888
Lee Center Notes - July 3 - George Bailey, of West Lee, who has been sick for the past two weeks, died yesterday at six o'clock in the morning. He leaves a wife and three small boys. The oldest is about ten years of age. Mr. Bailey was a hard working, industrious man, and was respected by all who knew him. The funeral services will be held in the M. E. Church in this village July 4, at 1 pm
January 3, 1897
Hamilton Bailey of Lee Center died of paralysis this morning, aged 62 years. He leaves a wife and one child, also one sister, Mrs. A. P. Tuller of Rome. He had been ill over a year. Mr.Bailey was born in Richfield Springs, coming from that place to Rome. He moved from here to Lee Center about five years ago.
Bailey, Mrs. Latimer
December 1, 1876
Lee Center Items - Old Mrs. Bailey, wife of Mr. Lattimore Bailey, died at her late residence on Friday morning, aged 85 years. The funeral will be held at her late home on Monday the 27th. She leaves a companion over 90 years of age and children to mourn her.
Lee Center Items - The funeral of Mrs. Bailey was held on Sabbath morning instead of today, and Rev. J. Stanton preached, consequently the M. E. pulpit at Lee Centre was vacant. Rev. J. N. Shear (local) supplied the vacancy and preached from the 8th of Romans.
Bainbridge, Abijah H.
January 20, 1873
Abijah H. Bainbridge, aged 77, died in New York Tuesday, the 14th, inst., after two weeks' sickness. By his request his body was brought to Lee Centre and buried by the side of his first wife, in the Hall burying ground, near Henry T. Smith's, an old resident, formerly.
Baker, Charles E.
May 2, 1917
At his home, 314 W. Liberty street, at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon, occurred the death of Charles Edward Baker, aged 71 years. His health had been failing since last December and his death was caused by a general wearing out of the system. He was a son of the late Thomas and Julia Baker and he was born in Lee on June 8, 1846. When he was 17 years old he went to Taberg to reside. There on October 26, 1868 he was married to Miss Martha Price. He remained in Taberg until 21 years ago when he came to this city and had since resided here. He was a carpenter by trade and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was a member of the Liberty Street M.E. Church and of the board of trustees of that church. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife and one son, D. Ray Baker of Rome. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Alfred Burk of this city, and three grandchildren. Mr. Baker was of geniel disposition and had many friends, all of whom will extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
October 15, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simon of 220 Elm street, were called to Rochester on account of the death of their brother-in-law, Conrad Baker, of Barnard, near Rochester. Mr. Baker was a well known farm resident of West Branch and Utica. He died on his 72nd birthday of complications, October 15, and was buried on Monday, Oct. 18. In July 1871, he was married to Lydia Simon, daughter of the late Hartman Simon of West Branch and after a few years residence at West Branch, he removed to Utica, where he was in business for a number of years. He moved to Rochester about 30 years ago, where he afterward conducted a fruit farm near the city with great success.
His wife died in September 1919, and after that his health began to fail, and complications set in which caused his death.
Mr. Baker was justice of the peace of the town of Greece for a number of years, and left the office vacant at his death. He was a man of kind and genial disposition and many friends and neighbors mourn his death. He leaves two brothers, Louis W. Baker of Oswego, and G. Henry Baker of Willowvale, four sisters, Mrs. Sophia Smith of Iowa, *Mrs. J. W. Friesby, *Mrs. O. S. Keter and Mrs. Frank Wheeler, all of Utica, and the following children: Albert and Stalham Baker and Mrs. George Wendt, all of Barnard.
Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery, Rochester.*According to a descendant of Conrad & Lydia Baker, these names should read: Mrs. J. William Frisby (Sarah F. Baker), and Mrs. Orlando S. Teter (Emma Baker)
Baker, David Ray
June 28, 1948
David Ray Baker, 64, cabinet maker for the Comstock Lumber Co. for the past 30 years, died at 2 pm Saturday.
He was taken ill that morning while preparing to go to work and was taken immediately to the hospital.
Born in Taberg August 24, 1883, he was the only child of the late Charles and Martha Price Baker. He came to Rome about 50 years ago and learned the cabinet making trade.
December 10, 1904, in Rome, he married Sarah E. Burley, Chittenango. She died August 10, 1945. He was a member of Calvary Methodist Church and had served the old Liberty St. Methodist Church and later Calvary Methodist Church as treasurer. He had also been active in the ushers societies of both churches. He was a member of the Carpenters Union, Local 1060, and the Modern Woodmen of America.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard A. Thomas, Rome, a son, Charles R. Baker, Corning, eight grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Phelps, Dallas, TX, Mrs. Benjamin Wyman, West Branch, Mrs. Dominick J. Calandra, Rome, Marilynn, Diane and Richard Thomas, Rome, Muriel and Jeffery Baker, Corning, and three great-grandchildren.
Baker, John N.
Lee Center, Feb 19, (1917) - John N. Baker, aged 76, died in a Rome Hospital this morning. he was born in Holland Patent in 1841. In 1864 he was married to Susie A. Dugan of Brooklyn. He resided in Lee Center for the past 34 years. He was a farmer by occupation but for some time past he had been employed as watchman at the Lee Center canning factory. He is survived by his wife. The funeral will be held at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. Church in Lee Center.contributed by Karen Marsh
Baker, Lydia Simon
September 16, 1919
Relatives in this city have received the sad news of the passing away of Mrs. Conrad Baker of Barnard, near Rochester, on Tuesday, September 16 at 2 o'clock pm in her 71st year. The immediate cause of her death was cancer of the stomach. She had been in poor health for a number of years and was operated upon seven years ago, but with only partial success. Mrs. Baker was of a very kindly and generous disposition, always ready to help and leaves many friends to mourn her death. She was born at West Branch, Aug. 16, 1849, a daughter of the late Hartman and Amelia Simon. In 1870 she was married to Conrad Baker and after about four years they moved to Utica and later to Rochester and Barnard at which latter place they conducted a large fruit farm.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester and very much interested in Christian work. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Albert and Stalham and one daughter, Mrs. George Wendt, all of Barnard, and five grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Carl Simon of Rome.
The funeral was held at the family resident on Friday, Sept. 19, at 2:30 pm and interment was made at Lake Avenue Cemetery.
Lee - The death of Mrs. Margaret Baker occurred at her home in this place at 3 o'clock this morning after being in poor health for a long time. Her last illness has extended over about two weeks. Heart trouble was the cause of her death. The deceased was born in Alsace, Germany, March 23, 1823, and came to this country at the age of six years. She had resided for some time in the town of Verona. She was a member pf the M.E. Church at this place and active worker in its interests. Her husband , Martin Baker, died in 1890, Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs.J.J. Beck, Taberg; Mrs. Manuel Van Slyke of Clinton; Mrs. George Hauck,, Mrs. A.H. Golly, Miss Hattie Baker, and Mrs. M.J. Birnie of Rome, and Mrs. Mattie Lobdell of Lee, and one son, Charles E. Baker of Lee, also one brother, Bernard Neiss of Rome.
Baker, Sarah E. Burley
August 11, 1945
Mrs. Sarah E. Baker, 63, wife of David R. Baker, died last night at her home, 802 W. Liberty St., after an illness of two years.
She was born in Chittenango, January 15, 1882, the daughter of Leander and Helen King Burley. A resident of Rome for the last 45 years, she was married to Mr. Baker here 40 years ago. She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church and its WSCS and Sunday school, WCTU and Rome Chapter, American Red Cross. She served as chaplain of Skillin Relief Corps 13 for several years.
Surviving besides her husband are a son, Charles R. Baker, Rome, two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Thomas and Mrs. Helen Wilson, both of Rome, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Fox, Chittenango, three brothers, the Rev. H. G. Burley, Lysander, the Rev. Olin Burley, Cornith and Ernest Burley, Utica, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Balch, Clifford W.
November 8, 1963
Clifford W. Balch, 42, Rome-Westmoreland Road, died Thursday afternoon at the Rome Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks.
A native of Utica, he was born August 17, 1921, son of J. Harold and Anna Wood Balch. He was graduated from the Westmoreland Central School in 1940 and also from the Rome Trade School.
Mr. Balch was an electrical foreman with the T. H. Green Electrical Contractors, Rochester.
On October 26, 1945, in Rome, he married the former Marion Ritz of Old Forge. Prior to moving to Rome at the time of his marriage, Mr. Balch had resided in Westmoreland.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Clifford Keith Balch, a daughter, Kimberly Ann Balch, his mother, Mrs. Anna Balch Dobbin, his stepfather, Harry Dobbin, both of Oriskany, a sister, Mrs. Russell (Beverly) Price, Utica, and two brothers, Carlton H. Balch and Harold D. Balch, Whitesboro.
Mr. Balch was a member of the Bartlett Baptist Church and Local 181 IBEW.
Balch, Debra Lee
October 13, 1947
Funeral services for Debra Lee Balch, six weeks old daughter of Carl and Betty Watson Balch, who died Saturday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, were held this afternoon at the Martin J. Nunn Fuenral Home.
The child was born September 2, 1947, at Rome Hospital. Surviving besides her parents are one brother, Carleton Robert, her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harry Dobbin, Westmoreland, her great paternal grandmother, Mrs. Warren Balch, Scottsburg, the maternal grandparents, r. and Mrs. George Watson, Rome, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Interment was in Lee Valley Cemetery.
Ballard, W. W.
June 10, 1864
Capt. B. W. Richardson has written his wife in this village a letter, which states the losses in the 81st Regiment to have been terrible in the battles of Friday last before Richmond. Capt. Richardson is wounded in three places -- shoulder, thigh and hand -- and will come home soon. He also states that the brave and patriotic Capt. W.W. Ballard was killed instantly in the action of Friday.
Capt. Ballard was from Lee, Oneida Co., NY, where his wife now resides. He was a thorough and most capable officer, one who had loved his country, and one who has finally given his heart's blood in its defence. The very interesting letters from his pen, which have appeared from time to time in the Citizen, are a good index of the man. -- Peace to his ashes.Roman Citizen
June 17, 1864
The remains of Capt. W.W. Ballard, killed in the late battles before Richmond, arrived in this village (Rome, NY) on Tuesday night and were taken to Lee on Wednesday, attended by a large delegation of the citizens of that town. The funeral, which was conducted with military honors, took place on Thursday, at 2 P.M. Capt. B. leaves a wife and three children, the oldest of which, a son 18 years old, was with him on the field of battle when he fell.
March 7, 1884
Alexander Bamber, of the Valley, died Friday, February 29, 1884, after several weeks of suffering from paralysis. He received the first shock some five or six weeks ago, which confined him to his bed. On the forenoon of his death he received another, from which he never rallied, passing away a few hours thereafter. Deceased was in his 48th year, and leaves two sisters, Lucy Ann and Mary Jane Bamber, to mourn Mr. Bamber was a son of the late Eliza J. Bamber, who died February 1, 1884, at the advanced age of 77 years, by whose death, it may be said, the last of the Davidson family has virtually passed away -- she having been a sister of the late Andrew, Alexander and Lucy Ann Davidson. The fact that Mrs. Bamber died on the first day of the month and her son on the last day, recalls the instance of the deaths of Andrew and Lucy Ann Davidson, whose deaths occurred in June 1878, Mr. Davidson breathing his last the first day of the month and his sister the last day, and both in the same room. Mr. Bamber's funeral was held from the house at 1 pm Monday, Rev. J. W. Simpson officating. The remains were interred in the Valley cemetery.
April 15, 1919
Lee Valley - Miss Lucy A. Bamber, who died at her home here on Sunday, was born here 70 years ago and spent her entire life in this place. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bamber. She was the last member of her father's family and leaves only distant relatives.
Bancroft, Charles H.
October 22, 1955
Oriskany - Charles H. Bancroft, 85, of 114 Denbigh Ave., died Friday at his home. He had been in poor health for some time.
He was born in Coleman's Mills September 30, 1870, and on July 4, 1897, in Coonrod, married the former Cora A. Johnson, who survives.
A resident of this village ever since 1897, Mr. Bancroft had been employed at the Oriskany Malleable Iron Works for 45 years prior to his retirement 20 years ago.
Surviving besides his wife, are one son, Harold Bancroft, Oriskany, a brother, Edward L. Bancroft, Whitesboro, one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Griffin and Aldridge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lee Valley Cemetery.
Barden, Charles L.
February 22, 1952
Charles L. Barden, who was 95 last November, died at his home, 325 W. Bloomfield Street, yesterday.
Mr. Barden was born in Taberg November 23, 1856, the son of William and Clara Linkfield Barden. He moved to Rome in 1904 and had lived at his Bloomfield St. address until his death.
Mr. Barden and the present Mrs. Barden, the former Ida Williams McAndrews, were married October 5, 1937, in the parsonage of the Calvary Methodist Church by the Rev. Alan Dodge.
He had been married twice previously, to the former Grace Carol Middaugh and to the former Nettie Barton.
Mr. Barden had been employed as an engineer at the Rome Locomotive Works 37 years, retiring about 20 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, a step-daughter, Mrs. Leland W. Castle, Rome, and several nieces and nephews.
Barden, Ezra T.
April 15, 1927
Whitesboro - Ezra T. Barden, 86, for more than half a century a resident of Utica, died at the home of his son, Chester A. Barden, 25 Dennison avenue, on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Barden, son of Abram and Hulda Baker Barden, was born in Deerfield. He attended the district school and when young learned the trade of blacksmith, which he followed through life. For years he had been in the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company at Utica. He retired 15 years ago.
In 1870, he married Mary Tuttle at Utica. She died in 1907. Seven years later he married Ida Getman, and the couple lived at McConnellsville. Mrs. Barden died two years ago and Mr. Barden came to Whitesboro to make his home with his son.
Mr. Barden served throughout the Civil War as a member of the 26th Regiment. He was a member of Utica Lodge 47, F & AM.
The son and one daughter, Mrs. W. Theron Jones, New Hartford, survive
Barden, Ida Ashpole Getman
December 17, 1924
McConnellsville - Mrs. Ida Barden passed away suddenly at her home here Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Barden had been in apparent good health until a few minutes before the fatal stroke came, having been about her work all morning and doing a large washing. She was ill only 15 minutes before the end came.
Mrs. Barden had always made her home here, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ashpole. She was an active member of the Community Church and always took a deep interest in its affairs as well as those of the community.
Deceased was twice wed, her first husband being Warren Getman. The second Ezra Barden. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chester Barden, Utica, one son, Andrew Getman, Waterville, and four sisters, Mrs. Fanny Walrath, Fulton, Mrs. Josephine Kenney, Cassville, Mrs. Cora Fitzpatrick, Utica, and Mrs. Emma Tuttle, McConnellsville.
Barden, Ida M. Williams
March 5, 1956
Mrs. Ida Maroa Barden, whose maternal ancestors were among the earliest settlers of Point Rock, died this morning in Rome Hospital where she had been hospitalized four months. She was 89 years old.
Daughter of George W. and Sarah Ufford Williams, she was born March 28, 1866 in Minnesota, where her family was visiting at the time. She returned to Point rock at the age of two months.
The stone house where the Williams family lived was built in 1836 by Mrs. Barden's grandfather, John Ufford, the second white child born in the town of Lee. Previous to that the family had lived in a log cabin on the same property.
Mrs. Barden's sister, Mrs. Nettie Oram Reynolds, lived there until her death in 1944, and it is now owned by Mrs. Barden's eldest nephew, Elwood Oram.
Mrs. Barden attended Point Rock Grade School, Lee Center HighSchool and Whitestown Seminary, and later taught school in Point Rock, West Lee and West Branch.
In 1886 she went to California and in 1897 was married to Walter C. McAndrews of Sonoma, Calif. They returned to Rome that same year and the then Mrs. McAndrews was assistant matron at the County Home and also did nursing in private homes.
She and her husband returned to California in 1920 beacuse of his ill health. They operated a store in Glen Elten where he died on September 10, 1923.
In 1923 she bought a small hotel in Santa Rosa, California, which she operated until 1930. During the summer of 1926 and 1936 she visited Rome and in October 1936 she was married to Charles L. Barden of Rome.
Mr. and Mrs. Barden resided at 325 W. Bloomfield St. until his death on February 21, 1952. For the next two years Mrs. Barden made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Leland W. Castle, Turin St., but with the Castles moved into her own home at 325 W. Bloomfield St. in December 1954.
Mrs. Barden had been bedridden since October 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Leland (Maroa McAndrews) Castle, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Mae F. Strong Funeral Home Wednesday. Itnerment will be made in Point Rock Cemetery in the spring.
Alpheus Barnard, of Lee, who lives on the state road, about eight miles west of Rome, Committed suicide on Monday afternoon by hanging himself in his corn-house. His family had all gone to attend a funeral and left him alone, and when they returned they found him hanging by the neck, dead.. He had been sick for some this time past, and was convalescent, . Sickness had shattered his mind and caused temporary insanity, hence the rash act. He was a married man about 35 years of age, and highly respected by all who knew him. Coroner Lawton, of Rome, held an inquest on the remains. (he died Aug 21, 1871 and is buried in Lee State Road Cemetery)
Barnard, Grace Young
February 23, 1920
At 5:30 pm on Sunday occurred the death of Mrs. Henry Barnard Jr. at her home, 316 W. Embargo St. Three weeks ago on Tuesday at the Rome Hospital she underwent a fourth operation for an ailment for which there seems to have been no permanent relief, however, she appeared to be getting along well and was removed to her home at noon on Sunday. She seemed to be better than ever before and was bright and cheerful, walking about the house and playing several pieces on the piano. Later she went to her room for a rest. Her mother soon afterward heard a noise in her daughter's room and upon going there found her unconscious. A physician was summoned but Mrs. Barnard had passed away before his arrival, heart failure being the cause of death. Mrs. Barnard's maiden name was Grace A. Young. She was a daughter of Mrs. and the late E. A. Young and was born in Lee Nov. 20, 1874. The family removed to Rome when she was six months old. Oct. 17, 1898 she was married to Mr. Barnard who with her mother survives. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church and of the Womans Society and the Sewing Circle connected with the church. A woman of pleasing personality and kindly deposition and made a wide circle of friends who will sincerely mourn her death and will extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives. She took great pleasure in rendering service for others and in deeds of charity and was much esteemed and beloved.
August 1, 1922
Henry Barnard Sr. died at his home, 106 W. Embargo St., at 1 o'clock this morning. He had been out of health for the past year, and for about four weeks had been confined to his bed with Bright's disease and complications. Henry Barnard Sr. was one of family of eight children, four sons and four daughters, of John Barnard and Mary Smith, was born at Lee (State Road) June 28, 1836, and was therefore in his 87th year. His father was a farmer and also conducted a tannery and shoe shop at Lee, and the young man remained with him until he was in his 20th year, when he came to Rome. In this city he started as an apprentice to the harness maker's trade with the late James Elwell. When he had finished his trade in 1861 Mr. Barnard, in partnership with the late Charles F. Keith, purchased the business of Mr. Elwell. This partnership continued for about 15 years, when the firm sold out to the late Edward Barnard, a brother of Henry Barnard Sr. Three years later Mr. Barnard again embarked in the harness and saddlery business, subsequently taking as a partner the late W. W. Peake. This partnership continued a number of years. After its dissolution Mr. Barnard continued the business alone for a while, and then formed a partnership with his brother Edward Barnard, and they conducted a wholesale and retail harness and saddlery business in the Wiggins Block on W. Dominick St. When that block was destroyed by fire the firm bought the block at 111-115 W. Dominick street and built a factory in the rear, the retail business passing into the hands of Henry Barnard Jr. who still conducts it. Some years thereafter Henry Barnard Sr. sold his interest in the factory to his brother Edward and retired from active business. The manufacturing business is now conducted by the Edward Barnard Co. In politics Mr. Barnard was a Democrat and for many years was active in the councils of his party. In 1892 Hon. E. Stuart Williams, then Mayor of Rome, appointed Mr. Barnard a member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and he served one term. In 1899 he was appointed an alderman in the old fifth ward to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Alderman A. S. White to the Mayoral. At the expiration of his term he was elected alderman to succeed himself, although the fifth ward was a Republican stronghold. Mr. Barnard was the oldest member of the board of directors of the Rome Savings Bank and at the time of his death was first vice president of the institution. For many years he was one of the appraisers of the bank. He was a gentleman of the old school, ever kind and courteous to all, and stood very high in the business circles of this city. He was greatly esteemed by all who knew him and in his long and successful business career he had made wide acquaintances throughout central New York. Although quiet, almost retiring, in his disposition he made friends of all who came in contact with him and his death will cause a feeling of sadness throughout the city. he was a member of the Rome Club. In 1871 Mr. Barnard married Miss Sarah Smith of Middleville, Herkimer county. She passed away in May, 1914. He is survived by one son, Henry Barnard, two daughters, Misses Minnie and Ernestine Barnard, and one sister, Mrs. Etta B. Keith, all of this city.
Barnard, Jay Vincent
Lee Center, Jay Vincent Barnard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Barnard, of this village, and until seven years ago a resident of Rome, died at 5 o'clock this morning at Camp Decatur, Great Lakes, Illinois. He was ill only a short time of pneumonia following an attack of Spanish influenza.
He was taken ill a week ago today and sent to the hospital. During the week his parents received two letters from him in which he said he was getting better and expected to be out within a few days. Saturday night they received a telegram, saying his condition had made a change for the worse and this morning another message came, announcing his death. Mr. Barnard was 21 years old and the record of his determined effort to get into the service is a fine example of American spirit. He enlisted in the National Guard on April 2, 1917 and in July of the same year was discharged for physical disability after he had undergone an operation for appendicitis.
On August 6, he re-enlisted in the depot brigade from which he was discharged last June. On the following day he enlisted in the Navy at a recruiting station.
On the 13 day of this month he was sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Camp. He was a popular young man and had many friends and acquaintances here and in Rome.
He leaves besides his parents one brother, Walter Virgil Barnard of Rome. The body will be brought here for burial. ( He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Co. 566 8th. Regt. U.S. Navy 1897 - Sep. 30, 1918)
Barnard - Lee on Friday October 6, 1865, of quick consumption. John Barnard, brother of George Barnard Esq. and father of Henry Barnard of Rome, aged 67 years and 7 months.
Barnard, John Jr.
May 1, 1908
John Barnard, a well known and highly respected resident of the town of Lee, died on Thursday afternoon. He was born in that town 74 years ago and always had resided there. He always followed the vocation of farming, of which he made a success. Mrs. Barnard died about a year ago. Surviving are three children, Fred J. Barnard of Rome, Miss Mame Barnard of Lee and Mrs. R. J. Williams of New York; also one brother and three sisters, Henry Barnard Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth Keith, Mrs. Etta Keith and Mrs. Emily Elwell, all of Rome. Perhaps no man was better known in the town of Lee and surrounding country than John Barnard. He was a man of excellent business ability, square in his dealing and did unto others as he sought to be done by.
Barnard, Mary Campbell
May 8, 1907/
Mrs. Mary E. Barnard, aged 78 years, died from heart failure at 10:10 am today at the home of Charles H. Saulpaugh at Lee (State Road). She had been confined to her bed for the past four weeks. Mrs. Barnard was born in the town of Lee, where she always resided. She was a daughter of Frank & Elizabeth Campbell and was born on Jan. 24, 1829. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Lee. The surviving relatives besides her husband, John Barnard, are three children, Fred J. Barnard of Rome, Mrs. R. J. Williams of New York, and Miss Marie E. Barnard of Lee. She also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Edward Campbell of Rome, Timothy Campbell, Mrs. Charles Cook and Mrs. William Armstrong of Taberg. Mrs. Barnard was a kind and sympathetic neighbor and friend and was always ready to respond to calls for assistance in times of trouble and affliction. She will be greatly missed in the community where her life was spent.
January 10, 1944
Mary E. Barnard died Saturday at 6 pm at the home of her sister, Mrs. Russell J. Williams, 603 N. Madison St. She had been in poor health for some time finally succumbing to bronchial pneumonia. Born in Lee, she was the daughter of the late John & Mary Campbell Barnard. She was never married. She attended schools in Lee and in Rome. in 1914 she went to New York. She acted as assistant manager in the Ausable Club in the Adirondacks during several summer seasons, and at the Yeoman's Club in North Carolina during the winters. In 1939 she returned to Rome with her sister and brother-in-law with whom she made her home until her death. She attended the First Presbyterian Church. Besides her sister Miss Barnard leaves several nieces and nephews.
Barnard, Mary Smith
May 5, 1897
Mrs. Mary Smith Barnard, widow of John Barnard and an old and well known resident of Lee and Rome, died at her home, No. 417 West Liberty street, at 12:10 o'clock Wednesday night, in the 89th year of her age. She did not appear to have any disease, but suffered a general breaking down of the system, due to her age. She had been ailing all winter, but was confined to her bed less than four weeks. Up to almost the last the family did not expect a fatal termination, but thought she would raly again. The end came peacefully and she passed away very quietly and without a struggle. Mary Smith Barnard was a daughter of Levi Smith, and was born in town of Lee on December 10, 1808. She was married on October 4, 1830 and lived on the State road, town of Lee, until 1867, when she moved to Rome and passed the remainder of her days in the house where she died. Her husband passed away on October 6, 1865. She was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. James Elwell, John Barnard, Henry Barnard, Mrs. Charles Keith, Jay Barnard, Edward Barnard, and Mrs. Etta Keith, widow of James L. Keith, all of whom live in Rome. The other daughter, Mrs. E. B. Tupper, died Feb. 5, 1887. Mrs. Barnard came of a long lived family. Her father lived to a great age, and her only surviving sister, Mrs. A. I. Storey of Summit, Wis. died on Feb. 7, 1896, aged 92 years. She had a wide circle of acquaintances and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She retained the use of her faculties up to the very last in spite of her age. Her memory was good and some years ago she recovered her second sight and could read without spectacles. She had a very cheerful temperament and was a kind and warm-hearted neighbor. Few persons were more generally esteemed. Her cheerful and sunny deposition made her a welcome visitor wherever she went. Although she lived to a good old age she did not grow old in spirit but was always interested in the young people and their plans. She had a word of good cheer for everyone. Mrs. Barnard was a very sympathetic nature and in the sick room was particularly helpful. Every year a family reunion was held on Thanksgiving day and the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that gathered on those occasions made up a company that numbered from 32 to 35 persons, to all of whom her death will came as a personal loss.
Barnes, George P.
Point Rock - George P. Barnes, a highly respected resident of this town, died at his home two miles south of this place at an early hour Sunday morning. He had been confined to his bed only a little over a week, but had been suffering for some time with bladder and kidney difficulty. Mr. Barnes was born in this town 68 years ago and his whole life was spent in this neighborhood, where he was well known and much esteemed. He leaves to mourn his death his wife and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Cornish of Rome, besides several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F. and A.M. of Lee Center. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the M.E. Church at Lee Center, Rev. C.E. Lloyd conducting the services. The Masons will attend in a body and conduct their services at the grave. Mrs. Barnes has the sympathy of a host of friends. The death of her husband is especially hard as she is unable to walk, having broken one of her hips twelve weeks ago.
Bartlett, Dolly Harger
March 16, 1911
Mrs. Dolly N. Harger, widow of John Bartlett, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James A. Corey, 514 W. Thomas Street, this morning at 11 o'clock. She had been an invalid for the past 16 months and for the past ten weeks has been suffering with septic poisoning, which caused her death. Mrs. Bartlett was born in Lee July 15, 1834, and was therefore in her 77th year. Her parents were George and Lydia Harger. About 50 years ago in Taberg, she was united in marriage with John Bartlett, and they continued to live in Lee until 25 years ago when they moved to Deansboro. They lived there about 13 years and shortly after the death of Mr. Bartlett, which occurred 14 years ago, Mrs. Bartlett came to this city and lived with her son, Dr. H. G. Bartlett, until he went west several years ago. Then she went to live with her daughter, where she died. She had many friends who were attracted to her by her kindly way and the cheerful view she took of everything that came to her, whether good fortune or ill. Besides her daughter of this city and her son of Maxwell, New Mexico, she is survived by two brothers, C. Huntley Harger and Seymour Harger, both of Clinton. R. B. Nisbet and Charles March of this city and Dewey Marsh of Clark Mills are cousins.
April 20, 1905
The funeral of George Bartlett, who recently died in Syracuse, was held from Wiggins & Sons undertaking parlors this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Peabody officiating. The interment was made in the Evergreen Cemetery at West Lee.
March 27, 1897
Clinton - John Bartlett, father of Dr. H.G. Bartlett, died at his home three miles south of this village Thursday night, after an illness of a week. Mr. Bartlett was born in 1833 at Lee Center. He was a farmer by occupation. A man of many sterling qualities he was esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He leaves beside his wife and one son, Dr. Bartlett of this village, one daughter, Mrs. James A. Corey of Deansboro, and three brothers, Joseph of Alexandria Bay, George of Lee Center, and Charles of Theresa.
Bassett, Frank O.
May 13, 1922
Taberg - May 13 - Frank O. Bassett, 76, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of the town of Annsville for 25 years died at a Rome Hospital Thursday from infirmities indicent to age. Mr. Bassett was born in Lee and spent his life there and in this village. For a number of years he was a member of Skillin Post GAR of Rome and later affiliating with the Taberg. When the Taberg post disbanded he transferred to the Camden organization of which he was a member at the time of his death. He saw five years service in the war of the states. His occupation was farming. He retired several years ago. Surviving besides his widow are two daughters who reside in New York.
Bassett, Mrs. Frank
October 15, 1895
Taberg - The remains of Mrs. Bassett of Lee were brought here this afternoon for burial. She was the widow of the late Joseph Bassett, for many years a resident here . She leaves one son, Frank and one brother Thomas [Timothy] Sweatman of Lee.
Bates, H. H.
August 1, 1901
Point Rock - The death of H. H. Bates occurred at the home of his son, Orson C. Bates, in this place at 2:10 yesterday afternoon from pneumonia and kidney trouble. He was aged 78 years and had been a resident of Point Rock for the past 4 or 5 years. He formerly lived in the vicinity of Pavillion, Genesee County. His wife died several years ago. Surviving besies his son, are four daughters, Mrs. C. A. Ogden, Oneida, Mrs. W. P. Cleveland, Ellenville, Mrs. J. C. Ford of Vernon and Mrs. George Deyo, whose husband is employed at Clinton Prison. The deceased was much respected and had many friends throughout this section.
June 6, 1894
Mrs. Eliza Beardsley, formerly of West Branch, died at the county house Saturday night, aged 84 years. She had been a Christian lady and formerly an active member of the Quaker Chruch. The remains were taken to West Branch for burial.
February 3, 1899
At 215 North Washington Street, Monday evening, occurred the death of an honored and respected Roman, William Beck, aged 75 years. Mr. Beck was born in England and when 7 years old came to this country with his parents, locating in Utica and later came to Rome. For some years Mr. Beck was engaged in boating on the Erie canal. Subsequently he ran the Rome and Lee Center stage and then conducted a hotel at Lee Center for six years. Afterward he bought and conducted the hotel and restaurant on the west side of South James street at the Central Railroad. Later he bought the old Tremont House, a hotel on West Dominick Street, where the Stevens Jackson building now stands. He renamed the house the Northern Hotel, and conducted it till 1881, when he sold out and retired from active business. Mr. Beck was quiet and unassuming in his manner, of strict integrity, and excellent qualities. His wife, two sons, George of Boonville, and William of Chicago, one daughter, Mrs. Ella Capron of Rome, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ford, of Syracuse, survive.
March 26, 1965
Gary Beckwith, 6-1/2 year old son of Howard J. and Catherine Carman Beckwith Sr., Gore Road, died Thursday in the Rome Hospital after an illness of 2-1/2 months.
He was born in Rome on September 3, 1958. He was a first grader at Mary H. Parmalee School and a member of St. Joseph's Church, Lee Center.
Surviving with his parents are six sisters, and seven brothers, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Franklin (Josephine) Carman, Holland Patent, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bert (Carrie) Beckwith, Rome.
Boonville - The funeral of Mrs. Emily Bronson Bellinger, who died in Brooklyn on Friday, aged 72 years, was held here this afternoon. She was buried by the side of her husband, the late James Bellinger, who died several years ago. She leaves one son, H. J. Bellinger, one daughter, Mrs. Dr. Charles Yerdon of Brooklyn, also one brother, Charles Bronson of Boonville and two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Bork of Lake Delta and Mrs. Charlotte Dorn of New London, and many relations in Oneida County. She was a lovable woman and all mourn her passing.
October 4, 1912
Lake Delta - Nathan Bellinger, who died on Thursday at the ripe age of 81 years, was one of our most reliable citizens. He was born in Boonville June 4, 1837, a son of John P. & Elizabeth Reese Bellinger and was the last survivor of the family. He was a grandson of John Bellinger who did duty as captain in the Fourds Regiment, Tryon county militia, and was at the battle of Oriskany, and a great grandson of Col. Peter Bellinger, of the same regiment. On his mother's side, Dr. Reese did heroic service in the Revolution when surgeons were scarce but much needed. Coming from the sturdy line of Mohawk Dutch acnsetry he inherited their vitality and longevity. In his youth he followed the occupation of carpenter and was successful. In 1884 he moved from Boonville to Delta, settling on the old Robert Felton homestead, where he lived until his removal on account of the barge canal reservoir. His wife, who was Elizabeth, daughter of George and Polly (VanBuskirk) Potter, died in 1885. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Jennie V. Bellinger, who tenderly cared for her father in his last days, and Mrs. Mary E. Miller, and one grandson, Fred N. Miller of Rome. Mr. Bellinger was very reserved in his manner, his greatest pleasure was in his home life where he was always to be found.
Benedict, Lewis N.
April 24, 1938
Lewis N. Benedict, 81, retired teacher, grocer and farmer, died at his home, Rome-Bartlett road, yesterday afternoon after a two years illness. Mr. Benedict was born in Wisconsin, son of the late Edward and Phoebe Overton Benedict and when a boy went to Victory, NY with his father. He was educated in Red Creek Academy and later taught school in district schools there. In 1879 Mr. Benedict came to Rome, becoming a teacher at the Central New York School for the Deaf. He retired from that profession in 1892. For a time he conducted a store here and then moved to the farm where he died. On June 22, 1881, Mr. Benedict married Miss Harriet J. Lockwood. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. John Z. Moore, missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church of Colorado Springs to Pyeng-Yang, Korea, and Bayard F. Benedict, Indianapolis. Mrs. Moore has two children, Harriett E. and James B. of Mr. Union College, Alliance, O. Mrs. Benedict died February 19, 1899, and on December 24, 1902, Mr. Benedict married Emma J. Weaver, Smyrna, NY. To this union was born three children, Esther R., at home; Augustus W., pastor of the Friends (Quaker) Church at West Branch, and Charles E., Indianapolis. There also are seven other grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the John J. Strong Funeral Home, this city, Wednesday at 2 pm.
Rome - The funeral of John Benkert was held last Friday from his home in Stokes. The beares were: Olen E., Howard J. and E.J. Rice and W.E. Wilson, all of this city, nephews of deceased. The remains were laid on Evergreen Cemetery at Stokes. Mr. Benkert was the oldest of a family of nine children of Jonh Benkert and Magdalene Muer, both of Berne, Switzerland, He came to America with his parents in 1852 and settled in Lee. Later, four years were spent in Wisconsin. Dec 26, 1868, Mr. Benkert married married Miss Elizabeth Rice., of Lee at Westernville, the ceremony being preformed by Justice Hallock, and they settled near Delta, where they lived six years on the north edge of the present Lake Delta. Mr. Bankert bought a farm in Western, where they moved in 1873. They lived there till a little over a year ago, when Mr. Bankert bought the home where he died, leaving the farm for a retired life. Their long married life had never been marred till his death. He was a genius at making ax handles, and he engaged in carpenter and mason work. He was of unquestioned integrity and never had any trouble with anyone. He was devoted to his home and family, where his true worth was best known. Besides his widow he leaves two children, Henry Benkert, of Western, and Mrs. Walter Wolfe of Stokes.; four grandchildren, Henry Benkert Jr., Frank Benkert, and Miss Edna and Elizabeth Benkert, all of Western; three brothers, Rudolph and Fred of Monroe, Wis. And Frank, of Galena, Ill. And two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Bringgold, of Kettle Falls, British Colombia, and Lizzie Longley, of Wisconsin.
October 6, 1884
Ava - Charles Bergman quietly passed away on Thursday evening, after a long and painful illness. The funeral occurred yesterday at the Quaker Meeting House, he having been a member of the order of Friends. The funeral was the largest ever held there, 114 wagons being in the procession. Rev. Mr. Reynolds preached a very able and touching sermon. The deceased leaves a wife, child and many friends to mourn their loss.
Bielby, Rena Smith
December 31, 1955
Mrs. Rena S. Bielby, 41, Turin Road, an active member of the First Methodist Church and a former teacher in area schools, died yesterday in Rome Hospital. She had been ill since Noember 9.
Daughter of Arthur O. and Mabell Bellinger Smith, both of whom survive, she was born in Lowell on February 15, 1914. On October 31, 1936 she was married to R. Marshall Bielby in Lowell. Since their marriage the couple had lived in Rome.
Mrs. Bielby was graduated from Morrisville Teachers College in 1933, and taught schools at Camden and Vernon.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church and its Fidelis Class, and for four years was superintendent of the Junior Department of the Sunday school. She was also a member of the Westmoreland Grange.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Marsha J. and Miss Patricia E. Bielby, and two sons, Richard M. and Arthur R. Bielby, all at home, two sisters, Mrs. Raymond C. Clinch, Westmoreland, and Mrs. Clarence J. Williams, Lake Delta, and two brothers, Raymond O. and Charles A. Smith, both of Lowell.
Billings, Mrs. E. (Ford)
March 11, 1887
Mrs. E. Billings, youngest sister of the late Henry Ford of Lee NY, died at Hatfield, Mass., on Friday of last week, aged 76 years. Deceased leaves a husband, three sons, four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Caswell, of Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Bilodeau, William J.
May 13, 1966
William J. Bilodeau, 52, of 608 Croton Street, who was employed in the printing department at Revere, died this morning in a Rome hospital. He had been ill since March 2.
Born in New York Mills on December 27, 1913, he was the son of Comillie and Leila Shaw Bilodeau. He was graduated from New York Mills High School and during World War II saw service in the Southern Philippines with the 3117th Signal Service Battalion as a technician fourth grade.
On June 8, 1946, he married the former Alice M. Gifford with the Rev. George Butler, pastor of the Calvary Methodist Church, performing the ceremony in the Gifford home.
Surviving with his wife and mother are a daughter, Catherine Leila Bilodeau, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Loretta) Miller, Yorkville, Mrs. Louis (Mildred) Wroblicki, New York Mills, and Mrs. Mathew (Marjorie) Urbas, Yorkville.
Mr. Bilodeau was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church, its Ushers Association, Men's Club and Kupples Club, the executive board of Local 10, MESA, and an honorary member of the New York Mills Fire Department.
Bingham, Alpha Humstone
August 13, 1932
Stittville - Mrs. Alpha Bingham, 65, widow of Charles Bingham for more than 35 years a resident of Floyd, passed away Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norton Millington in this village, after an illness of four months, most of the time being confined to bed.
She was born in Ava on March 9, 1867, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Humstone. In 1883 she was united in marriage with Charles Bingham who died 23 years ago. She was a member of Floyd Methodist Church and of the Willling Workers Society of that church.
Surviving besides the daughter at whose home she died are the following children, Walter, Russell, Harold, Frank, Jesse and Miss Mary Bingham, all of Floyd, Squire Bingham of West Leyden, and Mrs. Grace Roscup of Racquette Lake. She leaves also 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Fred Wyble of Deansboro.
August 16, 1932
Funeral services occurred Friday evening. Interment was made at Wright Settlement.
December 9, 1909
Charles Bingham, aged 49 years last July, died on Wednesday afternoon at his home in the town of Floyd, about five miles and a half from Rome. A week ago today while getting ready to come to this city he was taken with a chill, and on his return home near evening suffered several more and went to bed. Pneumonia developed and toward the last heart failure also set in and the complication caused his death. For the first three days of his illness he suffered severely from hiccoughs, which the attending physician from Stittville finally succeeded in checking. Mr. Bingham is survived by his wife and ten children, all of whom live at home. They are Walter, Nellie, Squire, Jesse, Frank, Grace, Mary, Russelll, Arthur and Harold. He had resided in the town of Floyd for a number of years and had for a time also lived in the town of Ava. He was well and favorably known and the bereaved family has the sympathy of many friends and acquaintances.
The funeral will be held at the family residence Saturday with burial at Wright Settlement.
December 14, 1909
Floyd - The funeral of Charles Bingham was held from his late residence on Saturday. Rev. H. E. Waugh officiated. Interment was made at Wright Settlement Cemetery.
Bingham, Harold L.
May 1, 1947
Floyd - Harold L. Bingham, 38, dropped dead at 10 am today near his home here. He had suffered a heart attack and had been to see a physician at Holland Patent. On his return, he was leaving his car to enter his home when fatally stricken.
He was born and had always lived here. He was a son of Charles and Alpha Humstone Bingham and was born March 27, 1909. On April 28, 1945, at Trenton Falls he married Hazel Brodock, who survives.
He was a veteran of three years service in World War II and was with the 24th Infantry of the 34th Division. He served 27 months in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended the Methodist Church.
Besides his widow, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hammond, Trenton Falls, and Mrs. John Roberts, Sauquoit, five brothers, Walter H., Squire C. and Jessie Bingham, Floyd, Frank, Trenton and Russell, Rome.
May 23, 1910
Point Rock - James Bingham, an esteemed resident of this town, died at 5 am Sunday at his home in Frenchtown, aged 76 years. His health had been poor the last two years, and he had been confined to the bed the last two months. He was born in France December 25, 1833, and came to this country with his brother George in 1853. On December 12, 1859, he married Jane Reynolds and three months after his marriage he moved on to the farm where he died. Four children were born to them, two of whom, with the wife, survive. Mrs. John Castle, who lives at home, and Mrs. Charles Castle of Stokes. Two nephews, George and Joseph Bingham live in Rome.
Bingham, Mary Jane Reynolds
February 15, 1926
Point Rock - Mrs. Mary Jane Bingham, widow of James Bingham, passed away Sunday morning at 12:50 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James F. Castle.
Mary Jane Reynolds was born in France October 16, 1845, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reynolds. She came to this country with her parents when 1-1/2 years old and had since lived in the town of Lee. She was married December 12, 1859 to James Bingham at Point Rock. She was a member of the Point Rock M. E. Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James F. Castle at whose home she died, and Mrs. Charles Castle of Rome.
March 17, 1873
Martin Birnie, who died Friday night, the 14th. Was one of our old, substantial farmers, a man of strict integrity. He was a Univeralist in belief, and was baptized in that faith two weeks since. He died easily and seemed perfectly resigned, having his senses to the last. He had accumulated quite a property, which is left to his wife and two children. He left a will disposing of it as he thought proper. Consumption had put its iron hand upon him some years since, and he did not expect to live beyond spring. Rev. Ballou is to preach the funeral sermon Monday, the 17th., at 1 o'clock p.m. at the Lee Center Church.
December 8, 1891
Mrs. Rebecca Bishop, widow of the late Dr. Leverett Bishop, died Sunday night at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. M. G. Wadsworth, aged 87 years. Her funeral will be held at Sauquoit on Thursday.
Blake, Estelle M. Marsh
April 20 (1911)
Mrs. John Blake, of 509 West Thomas Street, who died early Saturday morning, had been in poor health for over four years though confined to her bed only 10 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Marsh, her maiden name being Estella M. Marsh, and she was born in the village of Delta March 15, 1887. December 30, 1907, she married Mr. Blake in this city, Rev. Father Henry performing the ceremony, and the greater part of her life from that time had been spent here. She possessed many sterling qualities and was attractive and had many friends who learned of her death with deep regret. Besides her husband and one son, Clarence A. Blake, of Rome, she is survived by her parents, two brothers, Ernest and Herbert Marsh, and a sister, Miss Mabel Marsh, all of Westernville. The remains were taken to the home of William P. McDonald, 321 East Myrtle street, and the funeral was held at St. Peter’s Church Tuesday morning. Rev. Father Kelly celebrating requiem high mass. Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
contributed by Karen Marsh
August 2, 1947
Lee Center - Edward W. Blessing, 80, died at 2 am Friday at his home at West Lee. His death occurred suddenly on his 80th birthday although he had been in poor health for sometime.
He was born at Point Rock August 1, 1867, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Blessing. On December 24, 1890, he married Rose R. Forgeon, the ceremony taking place in Rome with the Rev.Harris officiating.
Mr. Blessing was a blacksmith since he was 14 years old and had a shop at Point Rock and later at West Lee. He retired a year ago. He was a member of the Old Dutch Reformed Church at Point Rock.
He leaves his widow, a sister, Mrs. Matilda Hurlbut, Boonville, and several nieces and nephews.
August 3, 1910
Point Rock - The dwelling of Gottlieb Blessing, located about half a mile north of this village, with its contents was burned to the ground about midnight last night and in the fire Mr. Blessing, who lived alone in the house, lost his life. The origin of the fire is unknown but it is believed that in some manner a lamp was tipped over or exploded and that Mr. Blessing was suffocated before he was able to make his escape from the house.
The body was given in charge of J. B. Wiggins & Son of Rome and was interred in the cemetery here this afternoon.
Mr. Blessing was born in Germany 70 years ago December 5 last and came to this country when 17 years old, locating in this vicinity, where he had always resided. He was a blacksmith and wagonmaker by trade and had become widely known by reason of his expert work in these lines. His shop is only two or three rods from where his house stood, but it was not destroyed by the fire. On July 5, 1878, Mr. Blessing was married to Mina Henry, who died a year ago last December. The surviving relatives are one son, E. W. Blessing of this place, two daughters, Mrs. Matilda Hurlbut, wife of Dr. R. C. Hurlbut of Boonville, and Mrs. Martin Riegler of this village.
Blessing, Mina Henry
December 8, 1908
Point Rock - The death of Mrs. Gottlieb Blessing occurred at her home in this place at 12:05 pm on Monday. Mrs. Blessing had been ill since last June with Bright's disease, which finally developed into gangrene. She was born in Germany, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Heinrich, and was aged 64 years 4 months and 15 days. When three years old she came to America with her parents, who located in Utica. In 1853 she removed to Point Rock and had since resided here. In Point Rock 48 years ago she was married to Mr. Blessing, who survives with the following children: E. W. Blessing of Point Rock, Mrs. Dr. R. C. Hurlbut of Boonville, and Mrs. Martin Riegler of Point Rock. She also leaves two brothers, Lewis Heinrich of Point Rock and Fred Heinrich of Buffalo, and one sister, Mrs. Wellington Worden of Fayetteville, also two grandsons, Ernest and Harold Riegler of Point Rock. Mrs. Blessing attended the Methodist Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society connected therewith. She enjoyed a wide acquaintance in this vicinity and her many friends will regret to learn of her death.
Blessing, Rose Forgeon
July 14, 1948
Lee Center - Mrs. Rose I. Blessing, 78, widow of Edward W. Blessing, died this morning at her home after having been confined to her bed for nine weeks.
She was born November 12, 1869, in the town of Floyd, a daughter of Peter and Josephine Bersha Forgeon. She was married to Mr. Blessing in Rome, by the Rev. H. H. Harris on December 24, 1890. Mr. Blessing died August 1, 1947
Most of her life had been spent in the town of Lee. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Point Rock.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carrie McNamara, Rome, and Mrs. Margaret Rasha, Lee Center, also several nieces and nephews.
March 15, 1956
Albert Bloomfield, 66, of 1554 Taylor Ave, Utica, died Wednesday in Faxton Hospital, Utica, after a long illness.
A New York Central Railroad engineer, he first went to work for the Central December 19, 1910, as a machinst helper in the engine house. Two years later he went on the road as a fireman, was promoted to freight engineer, January 24, 1918, and to passenger engineer January 28, 1938.
The son of Henry and Ann Brooker Bloomfield, he was born in Oriskany Falls June 23, 1890 and had been a resident of Utica since 1910.
Mr. Bloomfield was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Division 14, and Utica Lodge BPOE.
He leaves his wife, the former Zoe Lovier, a brother, James Bloomfield, Yorkville, three sisters, Mrs. Lily Hughes and Mrs. Emily Louden, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Olive Vreeland, Los Angeles, Calif., also several nieces and nephews.
Blue, Archibald M.
The death of Archibald Melvin Blue, a well known and highly esteamed resident of Holland Patent, occurred suddenly at his home on Floyd Avenue in that village, Monday morning. Death was due to heart trouble. The news of his death occasioned much sorrow in the vicinity in which he resided, as he was a kind neighbor and a gentleman in every respect.
Mr. Blue was born in North Gage August 15, 1847, a son of the late Col. Malcom A. Blue. He carried on farming successfully in North Gage until 12 years ago when he moved to Holland Patent. He had since occupied the Townsend homestead in that village, more generally known as " the old cobblestone house." Mr. Blue was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Trenton. In politics he was a republican.
Deceased was twice married. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth C. McIntyrre, of North Gage, whom he married October 22, 1873. She died January 3, 1906. Of this union four children survive. They are Alexander Blue, of South Trenton; Daniel M. Blue of Boonville; Archibald Blue of Lee Center; and Miss Ellen A. Blue of Holland Patent. A year ago last fall Mr. Blue married Mrs. Mabel Evand, who also survives, together with one sister, Mrs. John K. Walker, of Holland Patent, and one brother, Hon. A. Grant Blue of North Gage. The funeral was held from his late home and from the church at North Gage in the afternoon. Interment was at North Gage.
Holland Patent, June 2 - At his late home of Holland Patent, at 7:15 o'clock this morning, occurred the death of Arch M. Blue, at the age of 66 years. For a number of years he had bee a sufferer from heart trouble and about three weeks ago while trimming an apple tree he was attacked by a fainting spell, falling to the ground. While not seriously injured by the fall he felt the effects to a marked degree and gradually failed until he passed away.
He was a native of the town of Deerfield, born at North Gage, the son of the late Malcom and Sally M. Hetherington Blue, and all his life was spent on a farm. On the death of his father he succeeded to the management of the home place where he resided until about ten years ago, when he removed to this village. He was married at North Gage to Miss Elizabeth McIntyre of that place, who died January 1906. In October 1911, he was married to Mrs. Mabel Evans of Holland Patent. She survives him with four children, Alexanded Blue of South Trenton, Proff. Daniel M. Blue of Boonville, Archibald Blue of Lee Center, and Miss Ella Mae Blue who lived at home. Also one brother Hon. A. Grant Blue, former member of Assembly, and one sister, Mrs. John K. Walker of Holland Patent.
Arch M. Blue was a man of sterling character, a staunch and loyal friend, and enjoyed the highest respect and esteem of everyone who knew him. He had always taken a live interest in public matters and was prominent in the councils of the Republican party in his native town of Deerfield which he represented in the Oneida County Board of Supervisors with honor to himself and credit to the town. He was a valued member of North Gage Baptist Church and also of Trenton Lodge, F. and A.M. He was a member of the Supervisors and Ex-Supervisors Association of this county.
Boomer, Louisa Ranny
January 5, 1899
Lee Center - Louisa Ranny, widow of Harvey B. Boomer, died of paralysis at the home of her son, William H. Boomer, Sunday. On October 21, 1832, deceased married Harvey B. Boomer, with whom she lived for 52 years. She was the mother of three children, Edward Boomer, Belleville, Jefferson county, Mrs. Frances A. Clemmens of Morristown, Minn., who died July 19, 1893, and William Boomer of this place. Her life was sepnt in Jefferson county up to 17 years ago when she came here. Interment in the Valley Cemetery.
October 19, 1908
Lee Center - William Boomer, in his 63rd year, died suddenly at his home here on Sunday evening about 8 o'clock. He had been in feeble health for nearly a year, suffering from heart trouble, and his sudden death was not entirely unexpected. Mr. Boomer had been called to Henderson Harbor about the middle of last week by the death of a niece, but only went as far as Amboy Center, Whence on account of feeling ill he returned home on Friday afternoon. On Sunday noon a physician was called as Mr. Boomer appeared to be worse. About 8 pm he went into the bedroom and threw himself on a bed, asking his wife to call help. She went to summon a neighbor and when she returned her husband had passed away. Besides his wife, Mr. Boomer leaves one brother, Henry of Pulaski. Mr. Boomer was a veteran of the late war. He had resided here about 17 years, coming from the vicinity of Henderson Harbor.
Bonfoy, Lizzie Rudd
January 2, 1900
July 5, 1907
The death of Charles Bork occurred at his residence, 210 West Bloomfield Street, at 7:30 o'clock on Thursday morning, after an illness of six months with Bright's disease. Mr. Bork was born in Lee on June 2, 1835. He resided there for 45 years, following the business of farming. He then moved to Westernville where he remained for 23 years. He came to Rome four years ago. For twenty-three years Mr. Bork conducted the hotel known as the Westernville House at Westernville. On Dec. 30, 1857 he was married to Sarah Ann Wentworth of Lee, who survives, with one daughter, Mrs. Henry Coventry of Rome. He also leaves two grandchildren, Harry and Arthur Coventry of Rome. He enjoyed a wide acquaintance and was generally esteemed and respected.
(newspaper unknown) July 5
Charles Bork died yesterday at his home, 210 West Bloomfield street. He had been in poor health the past six months. Mr. Bork was born in the town of Lee 72 years ago the 2d of last month and lived there till he was 45 years old when he moved to Westernville, where for a number of years he conducted the Westernville Hotel. He was in the hotel business up to the time he came here four years ago when he retired. On December 30, 1857, he married Miss Sarah Ann Wentworth, who with one daughter, Mrs. Henry Coventry, of this city, survives. He also leaves two grandchildren. Mr. Bork was a son of Henry Bork, one of the early settlers of that section, who for years operated the saw mill at Lee Line.
May 6, 1873
DIED: In Lee, April 29, 1873, Christian Bork, aged 68 yrs 8 mos 6 days.
Bork, Maria (Vroman)
June 22, 1880
DIED: Bork - In Lee, June 16, 1880, Mrs. Maria Bork, relicit of the late Christian P. Bork, aged 63 yrs.
Bork, Mrs. Jacob
April 6, 1872
Lee Center - Mrs. Jacob Bork is dead. She lived near Lee Line not far from William H. Smith's. She was a sister of Mrs. Benjamin West.Rome Sentinel
April 8, 1872
The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Bork attended at the Valley Church yesterday.
Bork, Daniel S.
August 10, 1874
I am pained to announce the death of Daniel S. Bork who died at his home near Lee Line last Saturday of typhoid fever. Mr. Bork had lived in Lee for almost 60 years, his father, Peter Bork, being one of our first settlers moving into town about 1815. In his death Lee loses one of her prominent citizens and an honest man. To his friends his loss is irreparable. Respected and honored by all who knew him, his departure leaves a wide gap in the old guard and deserves a more extended notice than time permits at this writing.
Bork, George W.
June 15, 1904
George W. Bork, 67 years old, died at noon today from a complication of diseases at the home of his cousin, Charles Bork, No. 211 W. Bloomfield street. Mr. Bork was a native of Lee and a resident of that town for many years. When a young man he was united in marriage with Miss Zenana Barnard of Lee, who survives. During the last ten years he had boarded at White's Hotel and worked at the trade of carpenter. Mr. Bork had been ill for a long time and before being removed to his cousin's house ten weeks ago spent two months at Rome Hospital. Surviving are one brother, whose whereabouts in the west are unknown, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Lillian Grosman of Syracuse.Rome Sentinel
June 24, 1904
George W. Bork, who died last week at the home of his cousin, Charles Bork, 412 West Bloomfield Street, had many friends in Rome and in the town of Lee. He was born in the latter town 67 years ago and there he lived till he came to Rome 12 years ago. Since coming here he boarded at White's Hotel till he was taken ill, when he went to the home of his cousin, where he died. Mr. Bork was a carpenter by trade and as such was employed by different Rome contractors. He was a member of the Carpenter's Union and that body held a special meeting and passed suitable resolutions. While working at his trade he traveled extensively and had worked in Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, Idaho and Utah. He was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge No. 264, F. & A. M. of Delta and that lodge had charge of the funeral service at Delta last Friday. He was an upright and industrious man and had the respect of all who knew him.
Bork, Sarah (Wentworth)
March 4, 1910
Mrs. Sarah A. Bork, widow of Chas. Bork, who died at her home, 210 W. Bloomfield St., on Thursday afternoon, had been confined to her bed the last four months with creeping paralysis, the cause of death. She was born near Verona, Dec. 15, 1838, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Elipalet Wentworth. She married Charles Bork of Lee on Dec. 30, 1857, and the couple moved to Western where they resided until Jan. 2, 1904, when they came to Rome. Mr. Bork died on Jul. 4, 1907. Mrs. Bork attened the Universalist Church and was a woman of kind disposition and charitable nature and had a host of friends who will mourn her death. She is survived by an only daughter, Cora Coventry of Ridge Mills, who had been with her mother constantly during her last illness, also one sister, Mrs. Mary L. Carr of Mandan, ND, and two grandsons.
December 28, 1886
Frank Bork, a respected citizen of the Town of Lee, was buried in the Sand Flats Cemetery on Friday. The deceased had been ill for a long time. A few days ago pneumonia set in and caused his death. He was 32 years old. He leaves his wife and one child.
Bork, Daniel E.
August 21, 1940
Lee - Aug. 21 - Daniel E. Bork, 77, a life-long resident of the town of Lee and an active officer of the town for many years, died at his home between Lorena and Turin Road at 5 am today. He had been ill a week after suffering a cerebral hemorrage last Wednesday. He was born in the town, Feb. 11, 1863, a son of the late Daniel and Harriet Bronson Bork. On Jan. 29, 1885, in the Town of Lee, he married Miss Minnie Felton who died May 2, 1936. Mr. Bork was a prosperous farmer until his retirement in 1936. He maintained his home here where he spent the summer, going to Florida for the winter. He was a member and past master of Baron Steuben Lodge, F. & A. M., Lee Center. He was a prominent Democrat and had held many town offices and at the time of his passing was a committeeman. He was a member of the board of trustees of Evergreen Cemetery Association and was a past president of the association. He is survived by several cousins. Funeral arrangments in charge of Griffin & Aldridge are incomplete.
Bork, Harriet Bronson
December 24, 1918
Following a long and useful life during which she ingratiated herself into the hearts of her many friends, Harriet A. Bronson, widow of Daniel S. Bork, died at her home here this morning at 3:30 o'clock. She had been in poor health for a period of about 10 years and death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Bork was born in Madison county on June 18, 1834, a daughter of the late Eli and Rosina Capron Bronson. She had lived near Lake Delta since she was 10 years old. She was married in 1849 and her husband died in 1874. She was a member of the Universalist Church at Lee Center and, when her health permitted, always took much interest in the church work. She was a true Christian woman, one who held the love and esteem of a wide circle of friends to whom her death will bring much sorrow. Mrs. Bork is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. Maryette Bellinger and Daniel E. Bork, both of Lake Delta. Mrs. Bellinger lives on the old homestead. The family is one of the oldest and most respected in this vicinity. Mrs. Bork's brother, Charles E. Bronson, died on Oct. 11, this year. She was the last surviving member of both the Bronson and Bork families. The funeral will be held at her late home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.
Lee Center - - A double death from pneumonia occurred yesterday at the residence of G.W. Bork on the Rome and Lee town line. Mrs. Sarah A. Dingman, mother of Mrs. Bork, died at 1:30 p.m. and Jacob Bork, father of Mr. Bork, died at 7:45 p.m. Both were old residents of this locally and well known Lee and Rome. Mrs. Dingman was a daughter of the late Julius Roberts, who owned the farm at Blossvale now belongs to Col. R.G. Savery. Her first husband was Benjamin Barnard of Lee, and the second Cornelius Dingman of Lee Center. Mrs. D. was a skillful and faithful nurse, and for some years past had been much engaged in Rome families. She is remembered kindly by all who know her for many good qualities of hand and heart, and the news of her death will cause sincere mourninh in many a household outside her own immediate family. Her only surviving child is Mrs. Bork, with whom she had lived during the past ten years. Jacob Bork was a native of the town of Lee. He was a success farmer and a man generally respected. He leaves two sons, George W.Bork, with whom he lived, and Andrew J. Bork of Kansas City.
Bork, Minnie Felton
May 2, 1936
Mrs. Minnie Felton Bork, 70, wife of Daniel E. Bork, died early this morning at a Utica hospital where she had been confined for the past month. She had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously ill for two months. She was a lifelong resident of the town of Lee, having been born here Sept. 11, 1865, a daughter of the late Elan and Mary Felton. On Jan. 29, 1885, she was married to Daniel E. Bork, the ceremony being performed by the late Rev. Mr. Door of Delta. For the past 13 years she had lived on the Bork Road, Lorena. She was a charter member and a past matron of Lake Delta Chapter 590 OES and was very active in chapter work as long as her health permitted. She was a Universalist in faith but for the past several years had attended the Rome Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband is a nephew, Ralph Harrington, of New York City.
Bork, Zenana (Barnard)
January 4, 1905
Mrs. Zenana Bork, aged 61, died at her home, Hotel Zenana, at Stokes, about six miles north of Rome, at 10:30 pm Monday. She had been ill about a week of pneumonia. Last fall she suffered a stroke of paralysis. She had conducted the hotel a number of years and prior to that the Lee Line Hotel.
Bostwick, John L.
September 23, 1893
Delta - John L. Bostwick, of this place, who has been very ill at the North Western Hotel, died early this morning of inflamation of the bowels. He leaves his wife and three children.
October 4, 1906
Point Rock - Mrs. Frederick Bowman, aged 76 years 2 months and 21 days, died at her home in the town of Annsville near this place at 11:30 am on Wednesday. Mrs. Bowman was born in Mecklenburg, Germany. She came to this country about 48 years ago and lived in Rome for one year. She then moved to Annsville, which had since been her home. She is survived by five children, Fred Bowman, whose whereabouts at present are unknown, John Bowman of Lee Center, Frank and WIlliam Bowman of Annsville, and Mrs. Charles Riegler of Rome. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. George Gayhart of Rome, one brother, Fred Leight of Point Rock, one half-brother, Charles Small of Taberg. The funeral will be held from her late residence on Sunday, October 7.
Bowman, Barbara Maier
October 22, 1934
Point Rock - Mrs. Barbara Bowman, widow of Frank Bowman, passed away after a brief illness at a hospital in Rome, Saturday evening at the age of 61 years. Mrs. Bowman was one of the best known and most beloved residents of this section. Her home was widely known for its hospitality and the pleasing personality and always gracious welcome of the hostess. She was never too busy to lend a helping hand to others.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Burr Maier and was born in Germany December 13, 1872. She came to this country at the age of 15 years, first living at Waterville. On November 7, 1889, she was united in marriage with Frank Bowman at Waterville by the Rev. W. Brown. Shortly after marriage they settled at their home in North Annsville where she has lived for 45 years. Her husband died May 13, 1927. Mrs. Bowman attended the M. E. Church.
Survivng are three children, Mrs. Leroy Hart of Taberg, Fred Bowman of Camden, Mrs. Victor Fey of West Leyden, a nephew, Homer Bowman, who was taken by Mrs. Bowman when a young child and brought up as one of her own children at the time of the death of both parents of the child. She leaves also 5 grand children, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Henzler of New Hartford, a brother John Maier of Utica.
Bowman, Carrie E.
Mrs. Carrie E. Bowman 88, 208 Kossuth Street, died in the Rome Hospital late last night. She had been ill since New Years Day. Born Dec. 10, 1857, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline Dorn., Point Rock. She became the wife of John Bowman in 1884, and lived in Lee Center where he operated a hotel, Mr. Bowman died Aug. 23, 1935. Mrs. Bowman is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Ory J.Reynolds and Mrs. William Sturtevent; four nephews Homer McNamara, who made his home with Mrs. Bowman. Frederick Light, and Clifford Light, Rome; Leo Light, Ozone, Park, Long Island and several cousins.
Bowman, Carrie L.
Following an illness which commenced on January 3, Carrie L., only daughter of John and Carrie E. Dorn Bowman, died Thursday a.m. at 10 o'clock at the family residence 208 Kossuth Street. Death was due to influenza and pneumonia. Miss Bowman was born at Point Rock on May 2, 1889, and with the exception of two years spent in the city, when she was a small child, she had lived in Lee. On September 25, 1918, her fathers hotel at Lee Center was burned and on Nov. 26 she returned to Rome with her parents.
Miss Bowman was a bright, loveable girl, who had a large number of friends in the town of Lee and during her short residence in this city she had endeared herself to all with whom she became acquainted . She attended the M.E. Church at Lee Center, was a member of the Epworth League of that church and also the church choir and the Lee Center Red Cross Society. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers John E. and Howard W. Bowman., both of whom are confined to their home on Kossuth Street with influenza-pnemonia. Their condition is improved and their recovery is expected.
Funeral services for Miss Carrie L. Bowman were held at the family residence, 208 Kossuth Street, on Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Charles Lloyd, pastor of the Lee Center M.E. Church , officiating. The singing was by the choir of the same church, Miss Harriet Cook, Miss Florence Powell, Alfred Liebie and Rev. Mr. Lloyd. The selections rendered were Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, Face to Face and Some Day We'll Understand. There was a wealth of beautiful floral offerings from friends and realitives and a piece from the Lee Center choir. The bearers were Edward Swancott, Herbert Johnson, Fred Liebe and Archibald Blue all of Lee Center. Interment was made in Rome Cemetery. At the grave the choir sang Nearer , My God to Thee.
Bowman, Elmer F.
Aug 13, 1921
Point Rock - - Thursday morning at 5 o'clock occurred the death of Elmer F. Bowman at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Norton Fox., at the age of 15 years.
The boy was taken ill Monday morning, but appeared to be getting along nicely and his illness was not serious until the evening before he died. Elmer was a general favorite with all who knew him and his death brings great sorrow to this community. His was a nature so filled with good humor as to make him beloved by all, his chums by older people alike. He was a member of Point Rock Sunday School. His unfailing courtesy and willing disposition made him a valued member of this organization.
He was the son of the late William and Libbie Fox Bowman and was born in Annsville Aug. 7, 1906. When the boy was one and one half years old his mother died and about six months later his father was accidentally killed while working in the woods. The grandmother, Mrs. Norton Fox, took Elmer and he has been with the family ever since. Surviving are one brother, Homer Bowman, of Annsville, his grandmother Mrs. Norton Fox of Point Rock , three aunts, Mrs. Fred Leight of Annsville, Mrs. Horace Backer, of Ava, Miss Nora Fox of Point Rock, and three uncles, Albert Fox of Point Rock, John Bowman of Rome and Frank Bowman of Annsville.
Funeral services will be held at Point Rock Church Sunday at 2 p.m.
Bowman, Francis M.
May 14, 1914
Francis M. Bowman, aged 68 years, died at his home, 813 Floyd avenue, at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening. He had been ill for the past month with heart trouble and on Tuesday he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which was the cause of death. He was born in the town of Western, was the son of the late Alexander Bowman and Esther Boyd, and was the last of a family of nine children. He has always followed the occupation of a farmer and was very successful. Practically all his life was spent in the town of Western and for a number of years he conducted a farm on Canterbury Hill. He retired from active work three years ago and came to this city to reside. In 1869 he was married to Miss Nancy A. Potter of Lee, who survives, with two sons, Charles A. Bowman of this city and George A. Bowman of Utica. Mr. Bowman attended the Universalist Church. He was a very genial man with a large acquaintance both in this city and Western and his many friends will regret to learn of his death.
May 14, 1927
Taberg - This community sustained a great loss Friday when Frank Bowman, for many years one of the most loyal and generous hearted citizens, passed away quie suddenly at his home in the town of Annsville after an illness of only a few days
Mr. Bowman had not been in the best of health for some time but his condition was not considered serious.
On Tuesday of this week he was in Taberg and called at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Hart. On Wednesday he sustained a shock and failed rapidly until the end came Friday morning.
Mr. Bowman was a life long resident of Annsville. He was a successful farmer and was one of the best known and most highly respected residents. Practically everybody in this vicinity knew him and trusted him to an unusual degree. He was kind and generous and always ready to help those in need.
Frank Bowman was the son of the late Frederick and Adolfinna Leight Bowman and was born in the town of Annsville August 12, 1861. His whole life had been spent in this town. November 7, 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Barbara Maier at Waterville.
Surviving beside his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Roy Hart, Miss Grace E. Bowman, one son, Frederick F. Bowman, all of Taberg, one granddaughter, little Ruth Margaret Hart, two brothers, Fred Bowman of Brooklyn and John Bowman of Rome.
April 17, 1937
Taberg - Frederick Bowman, 82, died at a Rome hospital on Friday at 2:30 pm. He was removed to the hospital five weeks ago and had been in failing health for several years.
He was the son of Frederick and Euphenie Leight Bowman and was born in Rome June 3, 1855. He married Miss Anna Washmuth at Lee Center. Mr. Bowman was a teamster by trade and was the last of a family of five children. He was a brother of the late John Bowman of Rome. For the past seven years he had made his home in Taberg with his niece, Mrs. Leroy Hart, who had cared for him faithfully during his declining years.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the home of his niece Tuesday. Burial will take place at Point Rock Cemetery.
January 2, 1958
Three men were killed last night about 7 o'clock on the Rome-Taberg-Camden Road., at a point about a mile east of Camden:
Merle F. Eakins, 44, Lee Center, Raymond Smith, 34, also of Lee Center, and Homer W. Bowman, 60, Taberg, an employe of Revere'e Rome Division Wire Mill.
State Police said the accident involved the automobile driven by Bowman and the three-quarter ton pick up truck operated by Smith, with Eakins as a passenger.
Bowman, who served as chief of the Taberg Volunteer Fire Department for four years, was born on October 7, 1897, in the town of Annsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bowman.
He was twice married, first in Point Rock to the former Winona Streun, who died January 1, 1943. On December 2, 1950, he married the former Sophia Ritter.
Bowman attended the Taberg Methodist Church. He was a past president of the Taberg Volunteer Fire Dept., and member of the Oneida County Fire Chiefs Assn., and the Modern Woodmen of America at Lee Center. At the time of his death he was Town of Annsville assessor.
A Revere employe for 22 years, he was affilliated with its Employes Social and Athletic Assn.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Randall, three grandchildren, Danny, Patricia and Kevin Bowman, Taberg, and an aunt, Miss Nora Fox, Boonville.
Bowman, Howard W.
February 20, 1941
Howard W. Bowman, 49, resident of Rome for 23 years, died at 1:15 today at his home at 208 Kossuth Street. He had been in ill health since December 18.
Mr. Bowman, the son of Carrie E. Dorn Bowman and the late John Bowman, was educated in Lee Center schools and the Rome Business Institute. After running a general store in Lee Center, he came to Rome in 1917.
He and his brother, John Bowman, ran the Lake Delta Hotel at one time. After the hostelry was sold, be became proprietor of the Arcade Candy Store. He sold the business five years ago and retired to live with his mother. She and several cousins are the only survivors, his brother John having died May 12, 1926. Mr. Bowman never married.
August 24, 1935
John Bowman, 77, 208 Kossuth St., hotel operator in this vicinity for the past 50 years, died suddenly following a heart attack in his home late Friday afternoon.
Mr. Bowman, who married Miss Carrie E. Dorn, Point Rock, 50 years ago, conducted the Point Rock Hotel for seven years following his marriage. About 32 years ago he came to Rome and operated the Charles Brewer Hotel. He later went to Lee Center where he had charge of the Lee Center Hotel for 25 years until it burned in 1918.
After the Lee Center fire Mr. Bowman retired and came to Rome. He is survived by his wife and son, Howard, at home, and a brother, Fred, Taberg.
Bowman, John E.
May 12, 1926
John E. Bowman Jr. who returned from Plant City, Florida Sunday night, died at his home 208 Kossuth Street, at 4:30 this morning. He was in his 40th year. He was ill three months and at the time of his return from Florida his condition was critical.
He was the son of John E. and Carrie E. Dorn Bowman. On June 30, 1886, he was born at Point Rock, the family shortly after moving to Lee Center. He grew up in the hotel business at Lee Center, where his father conducted the hotel. For the past eight years he had lived at 208 Kossuth Street. He had always lived in Oneida County.
He is survived by his parents and one brother, Howard W. Bowman, with whom he conducted the Delta Dam Hotel at Delta Dam. He was well known in Rome and throughout Oneida County. He was a young man of pleasing disposition, with a ready smile for every one and was never known to have an enemy.
Bowman, Leo Homer
Point Rock - The shadow of a deep bereavement fell on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bowman. Thursday morning in the sudden death of their only child, Leo Homer, aged 2 months. The infant occupied a crib beside the bed of the parents. The mother fed the child at 2:30 a.m. when he seemed to be all right. When the parents awakened in the morning they found the lifeless form of the little one. He had apparently passed away in his sleep.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman have the sincere sympathy of a large number of friends in their bereavement. The little one was a ray of sunshine in the home and will be sadly missed. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the home of the parents at 1 o'clock and at the Point Rock Church at 2 o'clock.
Bowman, Libbie Fox
May 18, 1908
Point Rock - The funeral of Mrs. Libbie Fox Bowman was largely attended from the Methodist Episcopal Church here on Thursday, May 14 at 2 pm. Rev. George Dermott of Lee Center officiated. Interment was made in the cemetery in this village. Although not unexpected the death of Mrs. Libbie Fox Bowman has cast a gloom over this community. Born here in 1870, the oldest daughter of the late Norton and Mrs. Martha Fox, her whole life was spent here and her quiet, unassuming disposition won her many friends. She was married to William Bowman in 1892, who, with two sons, Homer and Elmer, survive, also the following brothers and sisters: William Fox of Clinton, Emma, Nora, Albert and Hattie of this place. Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of this place and will be greatly missed and the sympathy of all is extended to the sorrowing family.
Bowman, Nancy Potter
April 10, 1916
Mrs. Nancy A. Bowman, aged 69, widow of Frank M. Bowman, died at her home, 813 Floyd avenue, on Sunday morning. She had been in failing health for the past two years. Her maiden name was Nancy A. Potter and she was born in the town of Lee on December 1, 1847. She was married to Mr. Bowman in Lee 47 years ago. He died two years ago. She was a member of the Universalist Church and president of the Ladies Aid Society and was active in church work. She is survived by two sons, Charles A. Bowman of Rome and George A. Bowman of Utica, and one sister, Mrs. Caroline I. Morton, with whom she resided. Mrs. Bowman was kind and charitable and her many firends will regret to learn of her death.
November 30, 1908
William Bowman died today at the old homestead of the family two miles north of Point Rock. He was 38 years old and his death was the result of injuries received when a tree fell on him.
Bowman, Winona Streun
January 2, 1943
BOWMAN - In Rome, NY, on Friday, January 1, 1943, Mrs. Winona Streun Bowman, wife of Homer W. Bowman, Taberg, age 34 years.
February 6, 1942
Lee Center - Henry Boyer, 74, Point Rock Road, died yesterday in the home of his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peters, Lee Center, where he was taken after suffering a shock Wednesday in the town of Lee Grange.
Born August 3, 1867, in Ogdesnburg, he was a son of Baptiste and Orilee Pecord Boyer. At an early age he went to Canada with his parents. He and Artemeze Godin, who died about eight years ago, were married in 1885 in Lamure, Quebec, Canada.
They came to Point Rock about 25 years ago. Twelve years ago Mr. and Mrs. Boyer went to Florida to live. He returned to Point Rock four years ago. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and was a farmer.
Surviving besides his nephew and niece are four brothers, Emery and Arandel Boyer, both of Quebec, and Joseph and William of St. Ensile, Canada.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday. Burial will be in Point Rock Cemetery.
Brady, Martha D. Nisbet
January 9, 1904
Lee - The death of Mrs. Martha D. Brady occurred at 6 pm Friday at her home at Lee Corners. She was a native of this town and was in her 73rd year. Her parents were Mr. & Mrs. William Nisbet. She is survived by eight sons, Fred, Daniel and Chrisopher of Stokes, Thomas, Horace, Henry and James of Rio Vista, Calif., and David of Wheeling, W. Va. The funeral will be held from Wiggins undertaking rooms in Rome, at 2 pm Monday.
May 17, 1901
Stokes - The death of Patrick Brady, a well known farmer of this vicinity, occurred at nine o'clock last night from cancer. He was born in Ireland 75 years ago, but had lived here for many years. He is survived by his wife and nine children.
Brainard, Mrs. Amaziah
August 11, 1876
Lee Center Items - Mrs. Amaziah Brainard, daughter of the late John G. Webster, and a sister of Mrs. Erastus Tiffany of your city, died at her residence in this village Tuesday, August 8, at 2 o'clock pm, of purpura hemorrhagica. Deceased was in the enjoyment of usual health until Friday morning last, when she arose and found she had had hemorrhaged from her mouth during the night. Examination showed that there was an effusion of blood in spots underneath the skin over her entire body and under the mucous membrane of her mouth and tongue, which had given rise to the bleeding. This condition prevailed and the hemorrhage increased until death brought relief to her sufferings. Her physician informs me that the disease is an extremely rare and fatal affection, and due to defective nutrition of the coats of the blood-vessels, which tends to their rupture and the effusion of blood into the tissues. The deceased was highly respected in the community, and her death from so terrible and loathsome a disease adds much to the distress of the bereaved family.
April 17, 1920
Point Rock - Mrs. Casper Breitenauer passed away at her home here yesterday aged 75 years and three months. Anna Breitenauer was born in Germany but came to America 36 years go and the most of that time had lived in the town of Lee. A very quiet and unassuming nature, her greatest pleasure was in her own home and family. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Homer Willson and two grandchildren, Harold and Luella Willson. The funeral will be held at the church here on Sunday. The sympathy of all is extended to the sorrowing husband and family.
November 14, 1939
Point Rock - Memorial services for Casper Breitenauer were held Sunday afternoon at the Point Rock church. There was a very large attendance. The Rev. Lyle Caldwell of Lee Center officiated.
Four friends of the deceased acted as flower bearers, they were William Murphy, Seymour Streun, Harold Paine and Earl Wood. At the close of the service a procession was formed from the church to the resting place of the deceased in the adjoining cemetery where committal services were held.
Mr. Breitenauer, who was one of the oldest and best known residents of this section, disappeared from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer Willson, on July 19. He was last seen near West Branch on a road leading towards Camp Kingsley. Although many large searching parties scoured the woods and fields in this area, no trace of him was found until last Sunday when Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fey found remains while hunting.
Surviving besides his daughter, Mrs. Homer E. Willson, are three grandchildren, Harold Willson, Owasco, NY, Mrs. Fred Bowman, Camden, Miss Bertha Willson, Point Rock, one great-grand-daughter, Miss Elizabeth Bowman, Camden.
July 12, 1901
The funeral of Martin Breitenauer, aged about 24 yrs, son of Mr. & Mrs. Casper Breitenauer of West Branch, was held at St. Mary's Church at 2 pm Thursday. Rev. Father Rieger officiated. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Monday, June 26, 1933
Williamstown - Charles Britton died at the home of his son, William Britton, two miles from here Saturday. He was born in France in 1844 and came with his parents to this country at the age of 18 months and has resided in the town of Williamstown for 40 years. He was married in 1864 to Maryann Salter who died in 1913. He leaves besides the son where he died, a son George of Kasoag, and three daughters.
Britton, Mary Ann Saulter
December 30, 1912
Williamstown - Dec 30 - The funeral of Mrs. Charles Britton was held at her late home in Kasoag Tuesday. Death resulted from blood poison caused by being kicked by a cow several weeks ago.
February 5, 1884
The funeral of Mr. F. BRITON, of Kiava (North Lee, New York), was held in the school house, in that district at 1pm. Rev. J.M. Shear officiating.
March 31, 1943
Williamstown - Funeral services for William Britton, 61, of Ricard, near here, will be held tomorrow at his home and at the local Presbyterian Church. Burial willl be in Fairview Cemetery.
Britton was almost instantly killed Saturday night when the car in which he was a passenger overturned near an overhead railroad crossing. He suffered a fractured skull.
Britton was a native of Lee Center and was born May 12, 1881, a son of Charles and Mary Salter Britton. Besides his wife, he leaves twelve children: Mrs.Julia McLoughlin, Mrs. Mary Meagher, Mrs. Wilmina Ehresman, Mrs. Violet Howard, Mrs. Ada Wilson, Mrs. Elsie Wheeler, Frederic, William, Seymour, Fay, Robert and Rosella Britton. He leaves also one brother, George Britton, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Wheeler and Mrs. Tillie Streun, Point Rock, also several grandchildren.
Brodock, Theodore S.
February 3, 1955
Floyd - Theodore S. Brodock, 79, of this village, passed away in a Rome hospital this morning where he had been a patient since January 14.
Mr. Brodock was born in Vienna, NY, February 9, 1875, the son of the late Adam and Katherine Brodock. In 1898 in Lee Valley Church he married Winnie M. Fetterly who died November 30, 1940.
The couple lived in Rome where Mr. Brodock was employed in the General Cable Corporation for many years. They moved to Floyd in 1929 where he was employed by the town of Floyd, retiring about 10 years ago.
Mr. Brodock was of the Methodist faith and when he lived in Rome was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Since living in Floyd has been attending the Methodist Church there.
He is survived by a son, Leland Brodock, and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bingham, both of Floyd, six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Frank Mosier, Rome and Mrs. Hattie Widrig, Blossvale, also several nieces and nephews.
Brodock, Winnie Fetterley
December 2, 1940
Floyd - Mrs. Winnie Matilda Brodock, 60, wife of Theodore S. Brodock, passed away at her home here on Saturday evening after a lingering illness.
She was born in Lee January 9, 1880, daughter of George and Cynthia Byam Fetterley. In 1898 in Lee she was married to Mr. Brodock and the couple had lived in Lee and Rome until coming to their present home 11 years ago.
She was a former member of Lee Valley Methodist Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rome, and was a member of Floyd Methodist Church. She had always been active in church work, especially in Sunday school activities where she taught classes and had been superintendent. She was a very devout woman. She was a member of theMissionary Society of Floyd Methodist Church.
Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Hazel I. Coleman, at home, one son, Leland C. Brodock, Floyd, a sister, Mrs. Belle Wormuth, Dallas, TX, and five grandchildren.
Bronson, Rosina Capron
May 22, 1890
Mrs. Rosanna Bronson, aged 86, died on Monday at the residence of her son, Charles Bronson of Ava. The funeral was held today at 10 am and the remains were brought here and interred in the Lee Centre Cemetery. Mrs. Bronson was the widow of Eli Bronson and mother of Mrs. C. B. Hitchcock of Lee Centre, Mrs. Harriet Bellinger of Delta, Mrs. Emma Bellinger of Boonville, Mrs. Christopher Dorn of Vernon and Charles Bronson of Ava.
April 17 1888
Departed this life April 10, Mrs. Catherine Brower, widow of the late John Brower, aged 67 years. The deceased was a kind and loving mother and possessed rare affectionare qualities for all with whom she came in contact. Her presence will be greatly missed by the community in which she lived. She leaves one son, and one daughter and an aged brother, Asa Bushnell of Camden, besides a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn her sudden death. Funeral services were on Saturday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Jones of West Branch
October 14, 1873
Lee Center - Sunday night, October 12, 1873, David Brower, after a severe illness of 3 days, passed over to the other shore. The doctor says his disease was similar to cholera. He was in his 65th year.
Brower, Marshall T.
July 15, 1929
BROWER - On Sunday, July 14, 1929, at Taberg, NY, Marshall T. Brower, aged 82 yrs. The funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Greggains, Taberg, on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
December 18, 1888
Delta - David Brown died Friday morning after being prostrated about a week with a stroke of paralysis. He was one of the oldest persons in town, his age being 94 years. He leaves a wife and several children. His funeral was held Sunday at the M. E. Church at the usual hour of service.
July 24, 1899
West Branch - The people of this place were shocked on Saturday afternoon at the sudden death of John Brown. Mr. Brown had not enjoyed very good health for some time, but was as well as usual and attending to his farm work when he was taken at 11:30 am with a severe attack of vomiting. Dr. J. C. Hartson of Ava was summoned and pronounced it apoplexy. he died at 4 pm, aged 66 years. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Hannah Mitchell, by whom he had two children, both living in Dakota. His second wife was Miss Martha Owens of Remsen, by whom he had two daughters, Mrs. P. P. Powers of Augusta, and Miss Mattie of this place. The funeral will be held at the Friends church on Tuesday.
Lee Center - William Brown, 85, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of this village for a score or more of years,, died at 3 o'clock this morning following a long period of ill health. Mr. Brown was born in England. He came to this country in early youth and for many years was employed in Utica. Twenty three ago he came to this village from that city and had since resided here. He was a member of Baron Stuben Lodge F. and A.M. and of the Methodist Church of this village, where thewill be held at 2 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon. The body will be taken to Bosten for burial. Mr. Brown's first wife died here 22 years ago. His second wife was Miss Laura Felshaw, who survives.
Browning, Mary Pfluke
May 20, 1933
Coonrod, May 20 - Mary Pfluke, 67, wife of Charles H. Browning, died suddenly at 2 o'clock this morning at the family home. Dr. H. F. Hubbard, coroner, said death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Browning was born in Coonrod on May 17, 1866, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Pfluke. Forty-six years ago Thanksgiving Day she was married to Mr. Browning at the Pfluke homestead in Coonrod. For a number of years after their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Browning resided in Utica and Syracuse, returning to Coonrod 20 years ago. Besides her husband she leaves a brother Charles Pfluke, and a nephew, Charles Thomas, both of Coonrod.
Taberg June 8 - At his home in Taberg village Saturday occurred the death of Abram Burgey, aged 85, from the effects of a shock suffered earlier in the day.
Mr. Burgey was born in the town of Lee, December 5, 1840, but had lived in this immediate section more than 60 years. He was a farmer by occupation. During the Civil War he was a member of Company F 146th Regiment, and fought in 18 battles, including that of Gettysburg. He was a member of Camden Post GAR. In politics he was a staunch Democrat and served as constable for nine years. January 21, 1870, he married Miss Johanna Daunt of Rome.
Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. A. J. White of Buffalo and Mrs. Ernest Bailey of Taberg, one grandson James A. White of Syracuse, a sister, Mrs. James Fuller of Rome, and a half-brother William Munsel of Vernon Center. Taberg, June 11 (1925)
The funeral of Abram Burgey was very largely attended from the house at 1:30 and from the M. E. Church at 2 pm Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Camden Post GAR attended in a body. Prayer was offered by Rev. N. A. Darling of Camden, Rev. Walter Clement, pastor, preached the sermon. Rev. Charles Lloyd of Lee Center, sang a solo, Some Happy Day, and Mr. Lloyd and Miss Winifred Lloyd sang a duet, Abide With Me, with Mrs. George Blake of Rome, Pianist. There was a profusion of flowers, which included pieces from the GAR, Camden, neighbors, friends and relatives. Mr. Burgey will be greatly missed by Taberg children as he was very god t them and was greatly beloved by the little ones.
from the collection of Karen Marsh
Burke, Edward C.
October 13, 1919
Edward C. Burke, a well known and highly esteemed resident of Rome, died at his home 104 Frederick Street, Saturday evening following four and a half months illness, having been confined to the bed most of the time. His illness was attributed to a severe injury to his hip about a year ago, coupled with too strenuous work, resulting in a general breaking down of his sytem.
Mr. Burke was born in Williamstown 49 years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Burke. Twenty-five years ago in Stittville he married Miss Gertrude Wyman, and about 22 years ago they came to Rome to make their home. He is survived by his wife, one son, Winslow, at home, and a brother, William J. Burke, Newport Flats, Kossuth St. He was a member of St. Peters Church, the Loyal Order of Moose, was a past commander of the Maccabees and was the delegate from Rome to the convention of the Railway Clerks Union held in Cincinnati last May.
For more than 20 years Mr. Burke had been employed as a tallyman at the New York Central freight house, where he was well known by the large shippers of the city, among whom he was popular because of his painstaking and obliging manners. He had a legion of friends and he was noted for his loyalty to them. The sympathy of friends is extended the bereaved family.
Burke, Gertrude M. Wyman
May 20, 1957
Mrs. Gertrude M. Burke, 86, of 104 Frederick St., widow of Edward Burke, died Saturday at her home following a short illness.
Mrs. Burke was born April 21, 1871 in West Branch, daughter of Edward and Lucy Countryman Wyman. She had lived in Rome for 50 years and was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church. She had also lived in Stittville.
A son, WInslow Fuller, died in 1951. Her husband died 33 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Ludlow, Camden, two grandsons, Edward C. Burke, Rome and William Burke, Lake Delta, and six great-grandchildren.
October 15, 1951
Winslow Burke, 49, of 104 Frederick Street, a life resident of Rome, died at 5:30 am today in the Rome Hospital.
Born September 7, 1902, he was a son of Edward C. and Gertrude Wyman Burke. On October 28, 1927, he married Mildred V. Harrington. The marriage was performed in St. John's Church in Camden.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and was an employee of the General Cable Corp.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Pvt. Edward C. Burke in Ludwigsburg, Germany and William Arthur Burke, Lake Delta.
Burrows, Louise Adsit
July 3, 1885
Lee Center - Mrs. Louise Burrows, wife of Edward Burrows and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Adsit of Lee Line, died very suddenly of inflammation of the bowels at her residence in Redfield, Sunday morning, June 28, 1885, aged 35 years. Her funeral was held at the residence of her father, Monday, the 29th, at 2 P.M., Rev. J.W. Simpson officiating.
Bushnell, Daniel G. S.
November 16, 1934
Funeral services for Daniel G. S. Bushnell, 76, former town of Lee resident, who died Wednesday at Bristol, VT, were held today at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals with the Rev. David N. Boswell of First Baptist Church officiating.
The body arrived in Rome late Thursday afternoon, accompanied by Mrs. Bushnell, the former Ida M. Rogers, whom Mr. Bushnell married in 1919, and a son, Alvin D. Bushnell of Burlington.
After services at the home the body was taken to Evergreen Cemetery where burial was made after Masonic rites conducted by Baron Steuben Lodge, F & AM of which Mr.Bushnell was a member. Clyde Felshaw acted as worshipful master.
Bearers, all members of Baron Steuben Lodge, were Charles Watters, William Adsit, George Platt and Frank Heilig jr. Baron Steuben Lodge sent flowers.
Mr. Bushnell was born in the town of Lee September 2, 1858, and was the son of the late Lorin and Eliza Bushnell.
For 33 years he had been salesman in Vermont for the International Harvester Co. and during that time lived in Burlington, VT. He was retired December 1, 1931 and since then resided at Bristol.
His widow and son survive with another son, Frank L. Bushnell of Oneida, RFD3.
May 20, 1905
Walter S. Bushnell, aged 55, died at Utica this morning. He had been ill since last September, and of late had been failing rapidly. Mr. Bushnell was born in Lee, the son of Asa Bushnell, and his early boyhood days were spent in this section, attending school in this city. For six years he was engaged in the mercantile business at Ava Corners, and for thirteen years, until his health failed him, was in the same business at Ellisburg, Jefferson county. He was well known and much esteemed throughout this entire section. The remains were brought to this city today and taken to the residence of his brother-in-law, Daniel Tulloh, 105 E. Liberty Street. He is survived by a wife and a sister, Mrs. M. Brewer, Camden.
Bussey, Hally Drummond
Bussey - On Sunday, July 28, 1878, at home in Lee, Hally Drummond Bussey, grandson of D. G. Drummond, Esq., aged 4 years and 6 months
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December 6, 1880
Ava - A correspondent of the Utica Herald writing under date of Dec. 1 says: "One Erastus Butler, residing in the western part of our town, died from exposure and cold, a few days ago. He came from Rome, most of the way on foot, during the afternoon and was in company with one Joseph Wright. They were both the worse for whiskey. They resided about one-half a mile from the main thorough-fare, and reached the barway, which opened into the field that leads to the house, all right. Here Butler tramped around in the snow. His drunken companion tired to assist him, but they made poor headway. Wright succeeded in reaching the shanty and informed his family of the condition of Butler. He lived but a few minutes after reaching the house. Butler was a man of about 60 years. He was in the army, went out from Boonville in the 97th regiment. He was in the service till the close of the war. He passed safely through many a battle and came home and died a drunkard's death. Foul play was suspected. Dr. Fraser examined the body but found no bruises. The remains were buried at West Branch yesterday."
Butler, William H.
William Henry Butler, 62 succumed to an illness of two years this morning about 2 o'clock at the home of his son Leo Leray Butler, 715 Elm Street. He had been confined to his bed since August 14. Mr. Butler was born in Belcher, Town of Lee, son of John and Emily Mott Butler. He engaged in the occupation of farming but since 1926 has lived with his son in this city. For a time he worked at the Rome Wire Company. He was married 46 years ago at Ava to Ida Belle Higby. His wife and son are the sole survivors.
Button, Hannah (Nisbet)
Lee, Feb. 6, 1883
Hannah T. Button died of consumption January 31, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. K. N. Richmond, Adams, Mass., aged 63 years. Deceased was born in Newport, Herkimer county, but spent most of her life in Lee. She was sister of Rev. Samuel Nisbet, Robert Nisbet and Mrs. George Harger, all of Lee. A husband, two daughters and a large circle of friends are left to mourn their loss. She had been in poor health for a number of years but bore her sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude.
April 15, 1891
The family of the late Mrs. Hettie Butts is indeed sadly afflicted. On Saturday occurred the death of Ray Butts, of heart failure, following diphtheria, at the age of 18 years at his home on Canterbury Hill, near Ridge Mills. He had been ill for a number of weeks and it was thought by those in attendance that he was getting better when heart failure set in and he passed away. His mother, Mrs. Hettie Butts, died on Wednesday of diphtheria, which she contracted while taking care of her son. On Monday occurred the death of Miss Lena Butts, of diphtheria, at the age of 16 years. She was a bright girl, and will be sadly missed by her many associates. Mrs. Butts two children, Frank, at home, and Mrs. George Hartson of Delta, survive.
June 23, 1899
The following in relation to a former Oneida county resident is taken from the Red Oak Express of Red Oak, Iowa:
Mrs. Alpheus Byam died Sunday evening June 11, 1899, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Gochenour, in this city, aged about 60 years, of multiple sarcoma.
Mary M. Joslyn was born in Oneida County NY, August 27, 1843. She was united in marriage January 4, 1865, with Alpheus Byam, who with their two children, Mrs. Nettie E. Gochenour and Merritt A. Byam, survive. The deceased united with the M. E. Church in New York when only 16 years of age and continued in the faith up to the time of her death. For some months Mr. and Mrs. Byam have resided with their daughter.
The funeral was held from the house Tuesday, services being conducted by Rev. A. M. Shea, pastor of the M. E. Church.
Mr. Byam mentioned above is a brother of David Byam of this city, and with his wife, formerly resided in the town of Lee. His many friends in Oneida county will extend their sympathy in his present affliction.
Byam, Minnie E. Hibbard
BYAM - Entered into rest at Newburgh, NY, on Saturday, November 26, 1932, Minnie L. Hibbard, wife of Charles P. Byam, in her 67th. years. Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals, 210 W. Court street, on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment in Lee Valley Cemetery.
Byam, Sarah Olcott
Mrs. Jay F. Byam passed away at her home, 701 Cherry Street, at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening. She had been confined to her bed for the past eight months and her death was caused by a general breaking down of the system due to her advanced years.
Sarah Olcott was born in the town of Lee on February 4, 1844, and came from Colonial ancestry, being a descendant of Thomas Olcott, who came from England and settled in Hartford, Conn, in 1635. Her grandfather, Jared Olcott, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and after that settled in the town of Lee. She was the daughter of Edward Olcott and Esther Brower. On December 25, 1864, she was married to Jay F. Byam, also of Lee, and by her death a union of nearly 64 years has been broken.. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Oconomowoc, Wisc., where they remained for about one year. They then removed to this city, where she had been a resident for more than 62 years.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her death one son, Hon. W. W. Byam of this city, four grandchildren, W. Winfield Byam of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Alfred E. Hilton of Schenectady and Mrs. Harold S. Bates and Miss Esther E. Byam of this city; one great-grandchild, Edward Byam Bates, a brother Chester Olcott of Holly, Michigan, and two sisters, Mrs. Adney Jacobs of Vernon and Mrs. Andrew Wilson of Rome.
Byers, child of J. J.
January 20, 1874
Wednesday the 15th, a child of Mr. J. J. Byers at Elmer Hill, near Delta, died quite suddenly; it was about six months old. Rev. D. Ballou preached the funeral sermon at Lee Centre today.