Obituaries Town of Lee, Oneida County, New York
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Fenton, Elon

Rome Sentinel
May 17, 1925

Lee Center - May 16 - Elon Fenton, 81, a well known and highly esteemed Civil War veteran passed away at (?):15 o'clock this morning at a Rome hospital. He had been in poor health for some time, but did not enter the hospital until May 10. He enlisted June 1, 1862 as a private in Company H Third NY Light Artillery, and was discharged in June, 1865. He was a member of Star Post No. 56, G. A. R. since 1884 until it disbanded, then joined Camden Post. Elon Fenton was born in the town of Lee, son of Eli & Margaret Fenton, May 5, 1844. He had always lived in this vicinity. Mr. Fenton never married. He was a mason and worked at his trade until about ten years ago. He lived alone on his place about a mile from the village. Surviving are three nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Harry White and Mrs. Frank Secor of Taberg, Mrs. John Blum of Boonville & James Mooney of Rome.

Fenton, Pamela

Roman Citizen
May 2, 1877

Today (Wednesday) the funeral of Miss Pamela Fenton, a maiden lady, will be held in the church, and the service will be conducted by Rev. J. Stanton. Aunt Pamela, as she was familiarly called, died at her late residence of consumption., after a long and painful illness. Some 5 months ago she received a shock of paralysis, and since that time has not been able to help herself. She passed away on the morning of the 30th of April at the ripe age of 74 years. She leaves numerous friends in Oneida county to mourn her death, but their loss is her great gain.

Ferguson, children of Andrew

Roman Citizen
February 8, 1884

FERGUSON - Two children of Andrew Ferguson, of Point Rock, New York, who died of measles were buried Sunday morning, February 3, 1884. One at the age of 13 and the other 2 years old. Rev. Simpson preached in the curch at that place on that occasion.

Ferguson, Ela

Rome Sentinel
March 5, 1917

Knoxboro - Ela Ferguson died yesterday afternoon at 12:30 after an illness of nearly two weeks with pneumonia. Mr. Ferguson was born at Swancott Mills, Lewis county, 45 years ago and had lived in this village since May 1915. He lived a number of years at Point Rock, and was a blacksmith by trade. He recently bought the George Chase business here, and his death comes as a hard blow to his wife and three small children, the oldest of whom is 10 years old. Mr. Ferguson is survived by three brothers, Oscar of St. Johnsville, Ellet of Camden, and Frank of Verona, and one sister, Mrs. Herbert Wood of Lee Valley. The sincere sympathy of this community is extended to the bereaved family.

The funeral will be held Wednesday.

Ferguson, Cora E. Ferguson

Rome Sentinel
April 17, 1945

Mrs. Cora E. Ferguson, 70, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William M. Hughes, 620 Floyd Ave. She had been ill since last January 1.

She was born April 5, 1875, in Point Rock, daughter of Jasper and Sarah Whitman Ferguson. On February 26, 1902, she married Ela A. Ferguson, who died March 4, 1917.

Mrs. Ferguson had lived here many years and was a nurse for several years.

She was a member ofthe Calvary Methodist Church and of Rebekah Lodge.

Besides her daughter she is survived by a son, Archie L. Ferguson, Syracuse, two brothers, William Ferguson, Lake Delta, and Oakes Ferguson of this city, four grandchildren, Betty and Dorothy Hughes, this city, and Audrey and Jack Ferguson, Syracuse.

Ferguson, Ellen Wood

Rome Sentinel
July 29, 1939

Oneida - Mrs. Ellen Wood Ferguson, 73, a native of the town of Lee, and a resident of Durhamville for 20 years where she has been an associate member of the Baptist Church and active in the Ladies Aid Society, died at 5 am today in City Hospital.

Mrs. Ferguson was admitted to the institution on June 29 for surgical treatment.

On January 12, 1938, she and her husband, Frank, a retired garage mechanic and farmer, observed their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in Point Rock at the home of her parents.

She was born in a log house March 4, 1866. Her parents were David and Louisa Evans Wood. Prior to their residence in Durhamville, the Fergusons lived in Verona, moving there from Lee Center.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ferguson was associated in the garage business with his son, Clarence F. Ferguson.

Others survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ellsworth Hall, and two grandsons, Raymond Hall, Rochester, and Clarence E. Ferguson Jr., Durhamville, and a sister Mrs. Ida Shean, Point Rock.

Ferguson, Everett J.

Rome Sentinel
July 7, 1920

Everett J. Ferguson, 418 Pond Street, died at the Rome Hospital at 11:20 this morning. He had recently undergone two operations for mastoid (a grown behind the ear). He was born at Point Rock on February 7, 1903. From there he moved to Knoxboro, where he lived for three years, and then came to this city two years ago. He was employed at the plant of the Rome Wire Company.

Mr. Ferguson was a member of Calvary M. E. CHurch, the Epworth League, the Usher's Association and Troop 14, Boy Scouts of America, connected with the church. Possessing a kind and genial disposition he was a favorite with all who knew him. He was actively interested in all of the organizations of which he was a member. In addition to his mother, Mrs. Cora Ferguson, he is survived by a sister, Vivian, and a brother, Archie, in addition to several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Ferguson, Jasper F.

Rome Sentinel
December 11, 1916

Jasper F. Ferguson, aged 70, long resident of Point Rock, died at the home of his son, George Ferguson, 417 W. Thomas Street, on Saturday evening. Last Wednesday he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which confined him to his bed, and caused his death. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ferguson and was born in Point Rock on December 26, 1846. When he was 18 years old he went to work in a saw mill and he operated that mill up to 20 years ago. In Annsville in 1871 he was married to Sarah Whitman. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson came to Rome to reside 12 years ago. They lived here six years, when they went back to Point Rock. Mrs. Ferguson died there in February 1914. Since his wife's death he had resided with his children. He came to Rome three months ago. He was a member of the M. E. Church of Point Rock. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ely Ferguson of Knoxboto, and three sons, William of Coonrod, Oakes of Westmoreland and George of this city. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Helen Nisbet of Pipestone, Minnesota, and two brothers, LeRoy Ferguson of this city and Wales Ferguson of Utica.

Ferguson, John

Roman Citizen
August 13, 1886

John Ferguson, for many years a resident of Lee, New York, died at the county house last Sunday. His funeral was held at the Valley Church yesterday, and the remains were interred in the cemetery there.

Ferguson, Sarah E. Whitman

Rome Sentinel
February 12, 1914

Point Rock - Mrs. Sarah E. Ferguson, aged 62 years, wife of Jasper F. Ferguson, died at her home here at 11:30 Wednesday evening after an illness of several months. Her maiden name was Sarah E. Whitman and she was born in Annsville September 7, 1852. She was the daughter of the late William Whitman. Besides her husband she is survived by four children, Miss Ella Ferguson, Point Rock, William Ferguson, Coonrod, Oakes Ferguson, Westmoreland and George Ferguson, W. Thomas St., Rome. She also leaves two sisters, Miss Emma Whitman, Wells, Hamilton county, Mrs. Charles Thomas, Coonrod, and one brother, Charles Whitman, Coonrod, and 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Ferguson was a faithful member of the Point Rock M. E. Church and the Ladies Aid Society. The funeral will be held on Sunday and interment will be made at Point Rock.


Roman Citizen
September 4, 1873

Lee Center - September 3, about 9 o'clock in the evning, Miss Mary Field, age 37, passed over the river. She was the daughter of John L. Field, well known in this part of the country. She was very intelligent, was sickly for many years and probably had no enemies.

Field, William F.

Rome Sentinel
December 27, 1904

Lee Center - Announcement of the death of William F. Field, aged 67, a former resident of this place, which occurred at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been received by John J. Castle. Mr. Field was a son of the late John L. Field, for many years a merchant of Lee Center and vicinity. In 1861 he enlisted in Capt. Rigg's Company, Battery H, Third New York Light Artillery. He was a lieutenant and a gallant soldier and a brave officer. After the war he went west and engaged in the lumber business with his brother-in-law, George W. A. Smith, formerly of Rome. Besides his wife, he is survived by his aged mother, two daughters and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Smith of Grand Haven, Mich.

Fillmore, Asa

Rome Sentinel
May 31, 1872

Lee Center notes - The bell tolled this morning (31st.) for Asa Fillmore, who is dead, and will be buried Sunday, June 2, at the Valley Church. He was 81 years of age, and had lived in this town for many years.

June 1, 1872

Lee Valley - A Patroit of 1812 gone - Died, at the residence of his son, Albert, in Lee, after a short but severe illness, Capt. Asa Fillmore, aged 81 years. Mr. F. was one of the early pioneers into the wilderness at the time our town was first settled, and at the breaking out of the late war with Great Britain he, with others, rallied to the defence of the country. He settled in that part of the town known as the Valley, where he succeeded in making a comfortable home and acquired a competency for himself and family. Mrs. F. died a few years ago, and since that time deceased has made a home with his son Albert, where he died on the 29th of May last. Mrs. Geo. Wentworth, Mrs. Geo. Utley and Mrs. Joseph Golley are daughters of the deceased, and there are two sons and numerous grandchildren left to mourn the absence of a father and grandfather; but let them not mourn as those without hope. Their loss is his infinite gain.

Finster, Blanche Streun

Rome Sentinel
September 15, 1958

Point Rock - Mrs. Blanche Finster, 57, the wife of Jesse A. Finster, died Saturday, September 13, at her home on the Streun Road.

The daughter of Seymour and Matilda Britton Streun, she was born November 4, 1900 in the same family farm home in which she died. She attended area schools and on December 24, 1919 was married to Mr. Finster in Lee Center.

After their marriage the couple resided in Rome for about a year and then moved to the Streun family homestead where they have since resided.

Mrs. Finster was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church.

She leaves her husband and mother, a son, Carlton S. FInster, Ava, three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Wava Wallace and Mrs. Kenneth Gifford, Point Rock, and Mrs. George Shoals, Rochester.

Finster, Clemens

Rome Sentinel
May 20, 1940

Point Rock - Clemens Finster, 78, a retired farmer, died Saturday at his home. He had been in poor health some time but his passing was sudden.

Born in Ava April 19, 1862, he was a son of George and Margaret Firsching Finster. Mr. Finster had operated a dairy farm there until retiring 14 years ago and moving to Point Rock.

On January 1, 1890, he married Miss Emma Peter at Lee Center. Mr. Finster was a member of West Leyden Grange.

Besides his widow, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Bertha McNamara, Elmira, Miss Grace Finster, New Orleans, La, Iva and Irene Finsher, Point Rock, a son, Jesse Finster, Ava, and one grandson.

Finster, Emma A. Peter

Rome Sentinel
May 29, 1952

Mrs. Emma A. Finster, 78, of 184 W. Dominick St., died yesterday afternoon in a Rome hospital where she had been a patient since April 18. She had been in ill health for 10 years.

Mrs. Finster was born August 1, 1873 in Point Rock, daughter of Frank and Augusta Peter. On January 1, 1890 she was married in Lee Center to Clemens Finster, who died May 19, 1940.

A resident of Point Rock most of her life, she moved to Rome four years ago. Mrs. Finster is a member of the Miggiddo Mission, Rochester.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Howard McNamara, Charleston, SC, Mrs. Gustav Gordon, Jacksonville, Fla., and the Misses Erma, Grace and Iva Finster, Rome, with whom she resided, a son Jesse Finster, Point Rock, a sister, Mrs. Louise Collins, Syracuse, two grandchidlren and five great-grandchildren.

Finster, George H.

Rome Sentinel
September 15, 1928

Lee Center - George H. Finster, well known resident, passed away at his home in the Wilkenson neighborhood Friday after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Finster was a good neighbor and friend and will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, who was Cora Stearns, one son, Alvin Finster, Rome, three daughters, Miss Mildred of Syracuse, Mrs. Charles Beckley and Miss Marion, both of Lee Center.

Funeral services will be held Monday at his late home. Interment in Point Rock Cemetery.

Finster, Jesse A.

Rome Sentinel
February 4, 1961

Jesse A. Finster, 66, died suddenly at his home near Point Rock Friday.

He was born in the town of Lewis July 3, 1894, son of Clemens and Emma Peters Finster. He married Blanche Streun December 24, 1919 at Lee Center by the Rev. Myers. Mrs. Finster died September 31, 1958. They lived in Rome for a year after their marriage.

The couple had lived on the Streun Homestead Farm for the past 40 years, which they had purchased. He was employed by Revere in Rome.

Mr. Finster was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church and a trustee of the Point Rock Cemetery Association.

He leaves one son, Carlton, Point Rock, three grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Bertha McNamara, South Carolina, Miss Grace Finster, Miss Iva Finster and Miss Irma Finster, all of Daytona Beach, Florida., and Mrs. Irene Gordon, St. Petersburg, Florida, several nieces and nephews.

Finster, Leland George

Rome Sentinel
October 31, 1910

Point Rock - The funeral of Leland George, little son of Mr. and Mrs. George Finster, was held at the church here on Saturday afternoon. Rev. George Dermott officiated. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The boys acting as bearers were Jesse Finster, Alvin H. Finster, Walter J. Finster and John Prosser. Interment was made in the Point Rock Cemetery.

Finster, Lester

Rome Sentinel
December 13, 1918

Thursday morning occurred the death of Lester, the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Finster at their home near this village. The boy was born February 11, 1917, in the town of Annsville. He had been ill only a few days with influenza. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Alvin who is in the army stationed at a camp in South Carolina, and Ollie, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. William Hurlbut, Hazel, Mildred and Marion.

The family have the sincere sympathy of the whole community in this affliction.

Finster, Olen

Rome Sentinel
April 26, 1928

Olen Finster, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Finster, passed away at his home in the Wilkinson neighborhood Wednesday morning from pneumonia. He had been ill only since Sunday. Olen was about fifteen years of age and had been a cripple for the past seven or eight years, unable to walk. During the years that he was a shut-in he was devotedly cared for by his sister, Miss Marian Finster, who wheeled him about to places he wished to go. Besides his parents he is survived by the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Charles Beckley, Miss Marian Finster, Lee Center, Miss Mildred Finster, Syracuse, and Alvin Finster, Rome.

April 30, 1928

Lee Center - Funeral services in memory of Olen, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Finster, were largely attended from the home of his parents, in the Wilkinson neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at Point Rock, former home of the Finster family.

Mr. and Mrs. Finster have the sympathy of the entire community in this bereavement, especially so as it is the third time that the angel of death has entered their home and taken a loved one. On October 10, 1910, their son Leland C., aged about 12 years, died; December 13, 1918, another son, Lester P., aged nearly 12 years, died.

Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Alvin Finster, Rome, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Beckley, Lee Center, Mrs. William Hulburt, Phoenix, NY, Misses Marion and Mildred, Lee Center.

Fish, Eliza Golly

Roman Citizen
January 28, 1887

The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Fish, which occurred at her father's residence last Friday, was largely attended, at least 200 being present. Her brothers in Wisconsin were unable to be present. Friends from Boonville attended. Rev. Mr. Harris preached the sermon. The remains were interred in the Valley Cemetery. The youngest child, aged five weeks, is being cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Jardin Golly.

Flint, Ella Williams

Rome Sentinel
August 5, 1936

West Leyden - Mrs. Ella A. Williams Flint, 72, wife of Mortimer W. Flint, died at her home here Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock after an illness of several weeks.

She was born at West Branch February 4, 1864, a daughter of Stephen and Catherine Williams. For a few years she taught in the local schools. On April 25, 1882, she was married to Mr. Flint at Boonville by the Rev. C. H. Guyle. They lived at Hamilton and Rome for several years before moving to a farm East of Ava where they lived until coming here three years ago when they purchased the C. A. Marcy residence. Mrs. Flint was highly regarded and had many friends. She was a member of West Branch Friends Church and of the Ladies Aid Society of that church.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Walter F. Flint of Boonville, and a sister, Mrs. Helen C. Utley of Tilden, Neb.

Ford, Henry

Roman Citizen
Lee Centre,
April 29, 1886

Henry Ford, the oldest man in this village, died at 2 pm yesterday at the ripe age of 94 years 6 days. For some 13 years since the death of his wife he had made his home with Mr. & Mrs. D. S. Young with whom he was living at the time of his death. The funeral will be held on Friday, the 30th, at 2 pm. Deacon Ford came into this town seventy years ago and settled at Delta.

Lee Center, May 6, 1888 -- Deacon Henry Ford, who was mentioned in Lee Center Items last week as having died on the 28th ult. at the residence of D.S. Young, with whom he had lived for many years, was always greatly respected by all who knew him. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the house of mourning to express their sympathy for the bereaved relatives and to console over the loss of one who had lived so long among them, and had outlived the contemporaries of his early years. Rev. S. Dewey of Delta, delivered an able sermon. The remains of deceased were deposited in the Lee Center Cemetery beside those of his late wife, who died some 28 years ago, to await the second coming of Christ Jesus, in the last great day. He lived for others, like the Master; he sought to do good and not evil all his life. He was little known save in the private walks of life, among intimate friends. He had charity for all and malice toward none. He never possessed a child, but was a great lover of children. He leaves two sisters in Massachusetts and one in Wisconsin, and a brother and numerous nephews and nieces, to mourn and to miss his friendly greeting and smiling face.

Fox, Albert M.

Rome Sentinel
February 21, 1959

Point Rock - Albert M. Fox, of this place, died Thursday, February 19, 1959, in a Rome hospital after a long illness.

The son of Norton and Martha Fox Fox, he was born in Point Rock June 23, 1886 and had resided in this vicinity all of his life. He married the former Alice Gordon in Rome many years ago.

A farmer and saw mill operator, Mr. Fox also worked for the Town Highway Department. He attended the Point Rock Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Richard, Rochester, and Arnold Fox, Point Rock, three daughters, Mrs. Clifton Hummel, Camden, and the Misses Sarah and Ruth Fox, Point Rock, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Horace Becker, Ava and Miss Nora Fox, Rome, also several nieces and nephews.

Fox, Alice Gordon

Rome Sentinel
March 29, 1966

Point Rock - Mrs. Alice G. Fox, Sulphur Springs Road widow of Albert M. Fox, died yesterday in a Rome hospital. She had been in poor health for two years and hospitalized one day.

She was born May 16, 1907, in Rouge Valley, Canada, the daughter of Alex and Sarah Godin Gordon, and came to Point Rock at the age of 14. She and Mr. Fox were married in Rome in April 1927. He passed away February 19, 1959.

During World War II, Mrs. Fox was employed at Griffiss AFB, and also worked for a time in Cooperstown.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clifton (Norma) Hummel, Camden, Miss Sarah E. Fox, Rome, Miss Ruth N. Fox, Lee Center, two sons, Richard Fox, Rochester, and Arnold Fox, Lee Center, nine grandchildren, three brothers, Homer Gordon, Westdale, Careron Gordon, Tarrytown, NJ, and Arthur Gordon, Tampa, Florida, and five sisters, Mrs. Fred (Emma) Garner, Welland, Canada, Mrs. Stephen (Mabel) Falvo, Oriskany, Mrs. Frank (Sarah) Peters, Rome, Mrs. Adolph (Louise) Wipper, Catskill and Mrs. Frank (Pearl) Flannigan, in New Jersey.

Fox, Henry

Rome Sentinel
January 8, 1914

Taberg - Henry Fox, an old soldier, dead - Henry Fox was born in the town of Lee about four miles north of Lee Center, on the Point Rock Road, December 28, 1842, and departed this life at his home in Taberg January 8 at 3:45 am. His disease was that fatal one, Bright's disease, but with medical aid and skill to help him and the most kind and tender care of his beloved wife and other members of his family, he put up a hard fight to overcome the power of the disease, but all to no avail. He would rally at times and give the family great hopes of his recovery, but suddenly again and again he would be stricken down and finally gave way to its power. Last fall he sold his farm in Lee, and retired with his wife to live in this village. He was a farmer all his life, living on the old Fox homestead until coming to this village. He enlisted as a volunteer in November 1861, in Battery H, Third regiment of Artillery, and served four years, receiving his honorable discharge January 4, 1864. After his return home he was united in marriage with Adelia Garvin, March 17, 1870. Of this marriage four children were born to them, one departing this life some years ago, with the following three remaining, together with his wife to mourn the loss of a loving and kind husband and father, Frank Fox of Montana, Mrs. Charles H. Brandes and Clinton Fox of Rome. He leaves four brothers, Charles and George J. of Lee Center, Albert of Rome and Edson of Bouckville, Madison county. Mr. Fox attended the M.E. Church and was a member of Ballard Post, No 551, GAR, of Taberg. He was a good neighbor, a good and loyal citizen, a kind husband and a loving father, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.

Fox, Lany Ann Pelton

Roman Citizen
Ocobeer 18, 1898

Mrs. Charles Fox died on Saturday, aged 58 years. She had been ill with abcess of the liver for weeks. The deceased was born in Lee and always lived here. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Surviving are ten children, John and Eugene Fox of Rome, Marshall, George H., Burt and Charles of Lee Center, Mrs. William Weaver of Steuben, Mrs. Thomas Swancott, Mrs. Ida Harrington and Miss Ella Fox of Lee Center, also one sister, Mrs. Court Golden of Rome, and three brothers, Henry Pelton of Lee Center, David of Oneida and Peter of Missouri.

Fox, Lillie Thornton

Rome Sentinel
January 2, 1940

North Western - Mrs. Lillie M. Fox, 83, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. I. Paddock, after a months' illness.

She was born in the town of Western, March 31, 1856, a daughter of Halstead and Ann Humphrey Thornton. On December 24, 1874, in the town of Ava, she was married to Peter A. Fox, who died February 23, 1937. She had lived in North Western for 30 years and attended the Methodist Church

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paddock and Mrs. Garry Freeman, Verona, a son, Leon A. Fox, Rome, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Fox, Leonard A.

Roman Citizen
April 17, 1891

Delta Notes: Leonard A. Fox, who moved here from Wampsville a short time ago, died at the home of his father-in-law, Monroe Hartson, Thursday morning, aged34 years. He has had several tumors removed at the Syracuse hospital this winter. He was a miller by trade, and an honest, upright young man, and it is with sadness we chronicle his early demise. He leaves a wife and two children. Funeral will be held Saturday at 12 o'clock at the house lately purchased by M. B. Smith at the steam mill place.

Fox, Martha

Rome Sentinel
February 21, 1930

Point Rock - Mrs.Martha Fox, widow of Norton Fox, one of the most highly respected residents of this place passed away at her home here on Thursday.

She was born in the town of Lee January 1, 1850. She leaves five children, Albert, with whom she resided, Nora Fox and Mrs. Emma Light of this place. Mrs. Hattie Backer of Ava and William of Franklin Springs, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

Fox, Nora E.

Rome Sentinel
January 13, 1961

Miss Nora E. Fox, 80, of 102 E. Dominick Street, a practical nurse in the Rome-Lee Center area for many years, died Thursday in a Rome hospital where she had been confined for two weeks.

The daughter of Norton and Martha Fox Fox, she was born in Point Rock on February 24, 1880, and attended schools there. She also attended the Point Rock Methodist Church.

Miss Fox resided for many years with a sister, Mrs. Emma Light, in Lee Center, before moving to Rome 12 years ago.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Horace (Hattie) Backer, Ava, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville Sunday. Burial will be in the Point Rock Cemetery.

Fox, Norton

Roman Citizen
February 28, 1898

Point Rock - Norton Fox died at 6 o'clock Satruday night. It is not known yet when the funeral will be held. He was 60 years old. Surviving are his wife and six children, William of Oriskany Falls, Mrs. William Bowman of Annsville, Emma, Nora, Albert and Hattie of this place, also five brothers, Charles, Henry and Dudley of Lee, Albert of Rome and Edward of Buffalo. An autopsy was performed yesterday by Dr. E. Evans of Rome, assisted by Dr. Cox of Lee Center. A large abscess was found in the right lung which was the cause of death. The cause of the abscess is not known.

Fox, Peter M.

Rome Sentinel
February 24, 1937

North Western - Peter A. Fox, 84, a retired farmer who had lived in the town of Western for the past 62 years, died at his home here on Tuesday at 8 pm. He had been in failing health for the past four years.

He was born at Ava May 5, 1852, a son of the late Peter and Lamy Fox. He was the last of a family of five children. On December 24, 1874, he married Miss Lillie Thornton of Ava, who survives. He attended the North Western M. E. Church.

Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Susie Paddock of North Gage, and Mrs. Mattie Freeman of Verona, and one son, Leon O. Fox of Rome. He leaves also 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Freeman, Gerry Howard

Rome Sentinel
July 29, 1942

Gerry Howard Freeman, 67, who resided on Hill Road, Verona Station, died last night. He had been in ill health for several years and seriously ill for the past year.

Born in Western March 1, 1875, he was a son of Delos and Mary Seeber Freeman. He had operated a large farm in Western until about six years ago, when he moved to Verona Station and operated a smaller farm. For more than 30 years he served as attendance officer in the town of Western.

On March 18, 1900, he married Mattie Fox, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Marion Bellinger, Leigh Freeman, Elwood Freeman, Boonville, Mrs. Faye Kirk, Collinsville, Mrs. Frank Waliszewski, North Western, Jessie N. Keith, at home. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a brother, Seeber Freeman, North Western.

Freeman, Mary (Mattie) Fox

Rome Sentinel
June 13, 1966

Mrs. Mary (Matie) Freeman, 84, of 126 S. Crescent Drive, died in her home Saturday morning after an illness of several months.

She was born March 2, 1882, in Ava, daughter of Peter and Lillie Thornton Fox, and was educated in the Ava school. On March 18, 1900, in the town of Western, she was married to Gerry H. Freeman. He died July 28, 1942.

She was of the Methodist faith and was employed at Griffiss AFB until her retirement in 1949.

Mrs. Freeman is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marion) Bellinger, Boonville, Mrs. Joseph (Faye) Kirk, Winthrop, NY, Mrs. Frank (Jasmine) Waliszewski, North Western, and Mr. Glenn (Jessie) Foote, Glenfield, NY, three sons, Leigh, Boonville, Elwood, Floyd, and Keith, Alden, NY, a brother, Leon Fox, Westernville, 30 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Thomas A. Cox Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial will be in Carmichael Hill Cemetery.

Freeman, Samuel

Roman Citizen
June 4, 1897

Lee Center - While returning from Rome Monday afternoon Samuel Freeman, a resident of the northern part of this town, was taken suddenly ill near the Graves watering trough. He succeeded in reaching Bowman's hotel, where he soon became unconscious. Physicians were summoned but they found him beyond all help and he expired about 11 o'clock Monday night. His death was the result of a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased was a brother to Andrew Jackson Freeman, who was found dead in his barn one morning last winter. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Fred Chism and Mrs. Boyd, Archibald and James Freeman.

French, Lemuel J.

Rome Sentinel
March 11, 1872

Monday, the 8th inst., Lemuel J. French died of congestion of the lungs, being sick but a few days. He was a promising young man. The Gollys were uncles of his. His mother was buried at Westernville, and his father resides there or in that vicinity, consequently he was to be buried there, but the roads being impassable, he was for the present interred in the Valley Church graveyard.

French, Mrs. Lyman

Rome Sentinel
October 10, 1904

The sad news has been received here of the death of Mrs. Lyman A. French which occurred this morning at her home in Old Forge. Mrs. French was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Light of Point Rock, and was born in that place about thirty-three years ago. Eight years ago she was married to Mr. French and they resided in this city until three years since, when they removed to Old Forge, hoping that Mrs. French's health would be benefited by the change.

Mrs. French is survived by her husband and a son and daughter, Alden and Henrietta, also by her parents and three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Light and Fred Light of Point Rock, Charles of Taberg and John of Auburn. She was very highly esteemed by all who knew her and was a faithful and conscientiouse member of the Baptist Church of this city.

The remains will be brought to this city for funeral and interment and will be taken to the home of her brother-in-law, Charles D. French, 503 W. Thomas street, at noon tomorrow.

Fuller, Edmund

Rome Sentinel
January 11, 1936

Edmund Fuller, 79, died Saturday at his home, 412 N. Madison St., after an extended illness. He was born in the town of Lee July 11, 1856, a son of the late Edmund and Margaret Fuller. He had lived in Rome 40 years. When he first came to this city Mr. Fuller entered the employ of the late Charles Tuttle, dealer in musical instruments. Some years later Mr. Fuller and his wife established a bakery at their home. They operated it until the death of Mrs. Fuller in August 1933. Mrs. Fuller was Miss Hattie Sheldon of Lee before her marriage. A niece, Mrs. Mable Slone Parker, Moravia, was with Mr. Fuller at the time of his death, having cared for him during his last illness. In addition to Mrs. Parker, he is survived by two sisters-in-law Mrs. George Slone, Moravia, and Mrs. William Swancott, Rome, and two nephews.

Fuller, E. M.

Roman Citizen
February 15, 1878

The funeral of Mr. E. M. Fuller, of Lee Corners, New York, will be held today at his late residence. He died on Monday last, after a severe illness of liver and kidney complaints for some two months, at the age of about 65 years. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn. Rev. J.W. Roberts, M.E. Pastor of Delta, NY will conduct the service on the occassion.

Fuller, Harriet Sheldon

Roman Citizen
April 18, 1898

Lee - Mrs. Harriet Mary Fuller died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella L. Snider, about one mile from Lee postoffice on Sunday at 8:15 pm. She had been ailing about seven months and was confined to her bed about three weeks. The deceased was a daughter of the late William and Nancy Sheldon, was born in the town of Lee December 25, 1846, and there the most of her life was spent. She was a woman of many sterling traits of character, warm hearted and sympathetic. She possessed much executive ability and, her father beoming blind some years before his death, she directed the affairs of the farm and did all the business connected therewith. She had many friends who will be pained to learn of her death. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Snider, she leaves one son, John W. Fuller, and one brother, George J. Sheldon, both of Lee.

Fuller, Henry

Roman Citizen
November 22, 1872

FULLER - In Delta, New York, September 22, 1872, Henry Fuller, aged 98 years.

Fuller, Henry W.

Roman Citizen
March 4, 1887

Henry W. Fuller, a former resident of Rome, New York, died last Friday morning, at the residence of Robert R. Davis of East Steuben, of Bright's disease. His age was 68 years. Deceased was a native of the town of Lee, NY, but most of his life had been spent in Rome.

Fuller, Jane Burgey

Rome Sentinel
July 16, 1925


Death due to old age came to Mrs.Jane Fuller, 79, at the Oneida County Home at 9 o'clock on Wednesday evening. She was born in Annsville on August 30, 1845, daughter of the late Abraham and Ann Murphy Burgey.

She was admitted to the home from the town of Rome in 1916. Her husband, Charles Fuller, who died several years ago, was the village blacksmith at Delta and his shop was the last building to be razed when the village site was submerged by the waters of Lake Delta. Mr. & Mrs. Fuller were the last residents to leave the village. Abram Burgey, Civil War veteran and brother of Mrs. Fuller, passed away at Taberg two weeks ago. A half-brother, William Munsell of Vernon Center, survives.

The remains have been removed to the funeral home of Griffin & Aldridge.

Fuller, Jay Hathaway

Delta, Feb. 11 (1908) - Jay Hathaway Fuller died at his home in this village at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon after being ill a week with pneumonia. He had been out of health a year with heart trouble. He always lived here and in the town of Rome. By trade he was a butcher. He was twice married. his first wife was Miss Deborah Burgey, who died about twenty years ago. He had two children by this first marriage, Mrs. Walter Marsh of Western and Mrs. John Bostwick of Rome. In 1895 he was married to Miss Maud Bennett, who, with one son, Bertram Hathaway, survives, also two brothers, Charles and Ward Fuller of Delta. His father, who was a veteran of the war of 1812, lived on and owned the farm where Nathan Bellinger now resides. His grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier and was killed during the war. Mr. Fuller was an old resident and will be greatly missed by his friends. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. Church, Delta.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Fuller, Robert J.

Big Brook - June 1 - Funeral services for Robert J. Fuller, 62, who died Tuesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lewis Button, will be held at the Orion Memorial House, Rome, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, daylight saving time. Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Fuller, Robert W.

Rome Sentinel
July 15, 1912

At the home of Lewis Button at 9 pm Sunday occurred the death of Robert Worthington Fuller in his 75th year. The immediate cause of his death was from the effect of a shock last Thursday morning, from which he never regained consciousness. He was born in the town of Rome April 28, 1837, one of seven children of Henry and Betsey Felton Fuller. About 43 years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor Lince and from this union three children mourn his departure; Mrs. Lewis Button of Westernville, Mrs. Sheridan Jones of Hudson, and Robert Fuller of LeRoy. Mr. Fuller was a man of good honest character, whom all his friends could depend upon, a faithful worker, doing his duty at all times. He had always lived in Rome and Delta. In politics he was a Democrat. He was engaged in various occupations during his life. Besides the above mentioned children, a widow and one brother, Charles of Ridge Mills are left. The funeral will be held at the home at 11 am on Wednesday. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.

Fuller, Theodore M.

Rome Sentinel

Theodore M. Fuller, 76, died at his home, 306 Cortland Ave., at 4:30 o’clock this morning. He had been in failing health for the past three years.

He was born in Sodus March 29, 1860, son of the late George and Mary L. Fuller. Forty-one years ago he married Abbie W. Campbell. For many years he was a farmer in Lee, coming to Rome several years ago. He attended the First M. E. Church.

Mr. Fuller was the last of a family of three children. He is survived by his wife, six daughters, Mrs. Joseph Marnell, Flint, Mich., Mrs. John Scott and Mrs. Charles Fish of Rome, Mrs. William White, Owaso, Mich., Mrs. Elmer Miller, Mayfield, and Mrs. James Nolan, Syracuse, and one son, George W. Fuller, Rome. There are 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Fuller, William H.

Rome Sentinel
March 7, 1906

Fuller - In Kensington, Ill, on Tuesday, March 6, 1906, William H. Fuller, aged 53 years, 2 months and 19 days. Funeral from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Peter Bork, Lorena, on Sunday at 2 pm. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.

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