Obituaries Town of Lee, Oneida County, New York
Town Of Lee, Oneida County, New York Obituaries

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Haas, Frederick

Rome Sentinel
April 14, 1879

At 1 pm on the 10th inst. Frederick Haas was taken with angina pectoris, which resulted fatally at 7 pm Friday. He was a tailor by trade, and has been a resident of this town for many years. He leaves three sons and two daughters, all married, to mourn. He was aged 72 years and 26 days. The funeral wil be held at the Union Church today.

Hall, Ellen McKee

Rome Sentinel
March 10, 1917

Ellen McKee Hall, aged 49, wife of Fred E. Hall, died at her home in Ridge Mills at 3:05 o'clock this morning after a 26 months' illness with cancer of the liver. She was born in Point Rock in August 1867, a daughter of the late Richard & Eliza McKee. She was married to Mr. Hall on April 20, 1893. Mr. & Mrs. Hall moved to Ridge Mills eight years ago and have since resided there. She attended the Liberty Street ME Church in this city. She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Melissa Hofman of Camden, and one brother, John W. McKee of Syracuse. Mrs. Hall had many firends who will extend sympathy.

Hall, Elvira Wager

Rome Sentinel
December 13, 1905

Utica - Elvira Wager, widow of Ira J. Hall, died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at the Home for the Homeless. She had been in failing health since August last. Mrs. Hall was born in Lee, January 26, 1819 and the greater part of her long life had been passed there. Mr. Hall conducted a large farm there for many years and the family is one of the best known in that section. About eleven years ago Mr. Hall died and then Mrs. Hall went to live with her son in New York Mills, staying with him until about two years ago when she entered the Home for the Homeless. She attended the Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, WIllard R. Hall of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Oliver Lindsley of Barnes Corners. Funeral service will be held at the home tomorrow morning and the remains will be taken to Lee for interment.

Hall, Hattie

Utica Herald
April 5, 1892

Lee Center - Miss Hattie Hall died March 26 after an illness of about two months. In January last she was afflicted with the grip, which terminated in intermittent fever combined with bronchial pneumonia, from the effect of which she died. Her mother and brother, Professor H. S. Hall of Lee Center survive her.

Hall, Henry B.

Rome Sentinel
November 15, 1934

Taberg - A heart attack suffered late Wednesday afternoon at the plant of the Rome Company at Rome proved fatal to Henry B. Hall, life long and well known resident of this village. Mr. Hall had been an employe at the Rome Plant for the past 13 years. Mr. Hall was born at the Hall homestead three miles from here November 3, 1878, a son of the late John & Angeline Pexton Hall. He was engaged in farming until 1921 when he came to the village. For two years he was a rural mail carrier from the local office to Blossvale and Glenmore. Four years ago he and his wife took over the management of a business place here, which has become known as Hall's Coffee Shop and gas station. He was a member and a trustee of the Methodist Church and was a member of the bible class and the Epworth League of the church. He enjoyed the friendship of a large circle and was esteemed throughout the community. He was married March 19, 1901, to Miss Ella Cook of Lee, who survives. He leaves also two sons, Earl, at home, and George of this village, and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Farley and Mrs. Clarence Preston of Rome. The body was brought today to the home of Mrs. Hall's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Johnson, by B. A. Sanborn. Friends may call at the Johnson home at their convenience. Burial will be in Maple Hill.

Hall, Seymour

Roman Citizen
August 16, 1878

HALL - Mrs. Annie McDougall, of Lee Center, NY, who some three months since, went to Bedford, Iowa, to visit and assist in taking care of a dying brother, Mr. Seymour Hall, is expected home soon, as her brother died on August 6, 1878. Judge Hall was about 46 years of age, and will be greatly missed in the community where he has lived and made himself a home. He leaves a wife and four children.

Harger, George

Rome Sentinel
September 12, 1900

Clinton - George Harger, an old and respected citizen, died at the home of his son, C. H. Harger, near Clinton, on Tuesday, September 11 at 3:45 pm in his 87th year. Mr. Harger was born in the town of Lee April 26, 1814. He spent nearly all of his life there till about seventeen years ago, when he moved with his family to Deansboro. Farming was his occupation, although he was a carpenter by trade. Mr. harger was an honest, upright man, and all who became acquainted with him respected him very much. Besides his wife, to whom he was married sixty years ago, he leves two sons, S. J. Harger of Clinton, and one daughter, Mrs. John Bartlett of Williamstown. The funeral will be held at the residence of C. H. Harger in Kirland on Thursday at 9 am. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.

Harger, Jennie

Roman Citizen

Miss Jennie Harger, oldest daughter of William Harger, died last night very suddenly.

Harrington, Frank

June 18, 1910

Frank Harrington, 704 N. Madison street, died suddenly at about 7:30 pm on Saturday at Ava Corners. Mr. Harrington left Rome Saturday morning in company with his wife and drove to Ava to spend the weekend with Walter Grems and family who were former Delta neighbors. In the middle of the afternoon Mr. Harrington went to fish in a stream a short distance out of the village. After fishing a couple of hours he started for the house. When within a short distance of Mr. Grems?s home and in front of the farm residence of his son, Harry N. Harrington of Rome, he fell face downward in the road. Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Pohl, who were driving by in a carriage, and Mrs. James Palmer, who lives opposite the Harrirngton farm, went to Mr. Harrington?s assistance but he was dead when they reached him. It is believed he suffered an apoplectic stroke. He had been somewhat subject to heart trouble. Coroner Lehr gave permission to remove the remains to this city.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Harrington, Lottie Griswold

Delta, Jan. 31 - The death of Mrs. Frank Harrington sr. of this place was particularly a sad one. On Tuesday morning about 10 o’clock, Mrs. Harrington, while stooping over, felt a strange sensation in her neck and remarked that it seemed to her that something had broken or given way. A physician was summoned who attributed the pain which she was suffering as arising from grip, which had gone to her brain. Soon after noon her condition became so much worse that the physician was again called, but before he arrived Mrs. Harrington had fallen into sleep. it was decided not to try to wake her then and she continued to sleep and sank into an unconscious state. About 5 pm the members of the family tried to awaken here but were unable to do so and she passed away about 7 o’clock that evening. Mrs. Harrington was formerly Miss Lottie Griswold. She was born in the town of Lee near West Branch, and her entire life had been passed in that town. About twenty-nine years go she was married to Mr. Harrington, who, with two sons and two daughters, survive. Frank E. and Harry N. Harrington of this place, Mrs. A. W. Tremain of Rome, and Mrs. W. H. Evans of Remsen. By her kindly ways and genial disposition she had made many lasting friendships in this town and vicinity and in Rome. The funeral of Mrs. Harrington was held from the Methodist Church in this village at 1 pm today, Rev. A. J. Cottrell officiating. The bearers were members of the family. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Harris, Henry C.

Roman Citizen
May 29, 1891

Lee Center - Henry C. Harris, son of J. H. Harris of this place, died at Kensington, Ill, Wednesday. Death was caused by an abcess. The remains were brought here and the funeral occurred at 3 pm today. Deceased was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, FAM, and leaves besides his wife and parents, a brother William and a sister, Jennie L. Olcutt of this place.

Harris, Jennie N.

Roman Citizen
November 21, 1891

Lee Center notes - Miss Jennie N. Harris, formerly a resident of this place and a daughter of Mrs. Fannie Staples, died at her home in Hartwellville, Vermont on the 9th inst. of spinal meningitis, age 24 years. She leaves a husband and one child, a daughter, two and one-half years old, and her mother and two brothers of this place.

Harris, Samuel

Roman Citizen
February 8, 1878

Lee Center Items - Mr. Samuel Harris, a brother of John Harris of Lee Center, died at San Francisco, on the 19th of January, aged 36 years. He was an Englishman, and in 1862 left England for Australia, where he remained five years. After the close of the rebellion, in 1867, he came to America, landing at San Francisco, where he spent nearly two years as a cabinet maker. He visited his mother and friends inOneida county after leaving California in 1869, and subsequently he visited friends in his native land in 1874. He again returned to his friends in Oneida county, and in 1875 was married to an English lady, Miss Elizabeth Hill, who, soon after Mr. Harris returned, followed him to America. They were married in Boonville, and soon after started for California, partly on account of the mildness of the weather being more favorable to his health, and partly to resume business in the line of his trade. But their domestic enjoyment has been interrupted by death. In less than three years, Mrs. H. finds herself a widow, and her heart is grievously stricken. The light in her American home has been put out, but a pledge of their mutual love has been left her in the person of a son, three months old. Mr. H. found remunerative employment in California until his health failed about six months ago, and since that time he has been settling his affairs, arranging to come among his friends to die, but death released him from earth the day he intended to start for New York. His remains arrived here on Thursday evening last, and the funeral was held on Friday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Barnes, of Boonville, preached on the occasion from the words 'though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor that we might be rich.' The widow and her child accompanied the remains to our place, and they were deposited in the Lee Center Cemetery beside his mother. Mrs. Harris will remain in the family of Mr. J. Harris until warm weather, and then, I understand, she intends to return to her native land and home.

Hartson, Fanny

Roman Citizen
May 3, 1898

Lee Center - Mrs. Fanny Hartson, wife of E. C. Hartson of this village, died very suddenly at 11:45 Sunday evening, after a short illness. Mrs. Hartson was 68 years old and was born in Vermont. She was married to E. Clark Hartson in 1860, and lived in this village ever since. She was of a kind and genial disposition, a true friend and the best of neighbors, beloved by everybody who knew her. She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Brainerd, who lives at home, one brother, William Worden of Lee, and one sister, Mrs. Josiah R. Eunis of Rockford, Ill. The funeral will be held at the family residence next Wednesday, probably at 1 o'clock. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.

Hartson, Gertrude Smith

Rome Sentinel
June 5, 1917

Lee Center - Mrs. Lewis Hartson, wife of the postmaster of this village, and almost a life-long resident here, died this morning after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Hartson was born in Lee and with the exception of a short time spent in Delta had always lived here. She had many friends and will be greatly missed in this community. Besides her husband the surviving relatives are one daughter, Miss Genevieve Hartson, and the following brothers and sisters, George W. Smith of Lee Center, D. C. Smith, Mrs. Marion Bushnell and Frank H. Smith of Lee and Jerome B. Smith of Rome. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Hartson, Jesse A.

Rome Sentinel
March 7, 1901

Ava - The death of Dr. Jesse A. Hartson occurred at his home here at 12:15 this afternnon. The cause of his death was pneumonia, from which he had been suffering for about a week. There was a council of physicians yesterday and last night, but it was found impossible to relieve him. The deceased was about 33 years of age and have lived here for some six years. He was graduated at the Baltimore Medical College and for a time was in the office of Dr. Cox at Lee Center. He had been the correspondent of the Sentinel for several years. In the community where he had lived he was highly esteemed, both in his professional capacity and as a neighbor. He had been town clerk of Ava for the past three years, and was again elected on Tueday on the Democratic ticket by a majority of twenty-three. Surviving besides his wife and son are his father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Hartson of Stokes, two brothers, Lewis of North Western and Roy of Stokes, a sister, Mrs. William Jones of North Western.

Hartson, Julia VanWagenen

Rome Sentinel
March 13, 1901

Stokes - The death of Mrs. Monroe Hartson, aged 65 years, occurred at her home near here on Tuesday at 10 am. The cause of death was pneumonia, superinduced by the shock of the death of her son, Dr. Jesse A. Hartson, which occurred in Ava on March 7. The day previous to his death she rode from her home to that of her son's, about five miles and caught cold, and feeling ill she returned to her home the following day and took to her bed, pneumonia developing the same day. Mrs. Hartson was, prior to her marriage, Miss Julia VanWagenen, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wessel B. VanWagenen, and was born in Chautauqua County. While still very young her parents moved to this vicinity. Nearly forty years ago she was married to Monroe Hartson and they took up their residence in the house where she died. From her long residence here she had made many acquaintances, and nearly all had developed into a warm friendship and respect, as the deceased was a woman of amiable disposition, kind hearted, and one who was ready at all times to befriend a person in need. Besides the husband there survive one daughter and two sons, Mrs. William Jones and Lewis N. Hartson of North Western and LeRoy C. Hartson who lives with his parents at the homestead, a brother, L. Van Wagenen of Westernville, and two sisters, Mrs. E. G. Stevens of Camden and Mrs. Jeptha Brainard of Illinois. Much sympathy is expressed for the family in their double affliction. The funeral will be held from the deceased's late home at 1 pm Friday.

Hartson, Orilla

Rome Sentinel

Delta, May 4 - Miss Orilla Hartson died of pneumonia at the home of her brother, Origen Hartson of Baretown, at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, aged 65 years. Miss Hartson was the daughter of the late Alfred Hartson, and the news of her death will be received with regret by a wide circle of friends. She leaves five brothers, Origen, with whom she made her home, Monroe and Sylvester of Baretown, Clark of Lee Centre, and Albert of Syracuse. The affliction is especially felt, coming as soon after the death of Mrs. Origen Harson, which occurred last Sunday evening.

Hartson, Sally Robbins

Rome Sentinel
May 3, 1893

Baretown - Mrs. Sally Hartson, wife of Orgeon Hartson, died on Sunday at 5:30 pm of consumption, aged 62 years and 2 months. The deceased was born in the town of Western. Her father’s name was Ebenezer Robbins, and her mother’s Betsey Paddock. She had spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity. She was a consistent Christian, and had been a member of the ME Church of Delta for about 28 years. She was a devoted wife, a kind mother, and a very obliging neighbor. Many friends and a wide circle of acquaintances mourn her death. Aside from her husband she leaves two sons, and two daughters, Charles Hartson of this place, George Hartson and Mrs. Katie SMith of Delta, and Mrs. Gertie Teal of Verona Station. The funeral was held at the ME Church in Delta yesterday at 1 pm. Evan V. Evans officiated. Mr. Evans joined the same church at the same time and place with the deceased. The remains were interred in the Lee Corners Cemetery.

Hawkins, Marenus

Rome Sentinel
May 19, 1891

Stokes - Marenus Hawkins, a lifelong resident of this town, died this morning, aged 77 years. The deceased had been married over 50 years. He was formerly for many years a hotel keeper at this place. His wife, a son, Henry N. Hawkins, three daughters, Mrs. Anna M. Capron, Mrs. Amelia Wood and Miss Cora E. Hawkins, all of Lee; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Knox and Mrs. Peter Williams of Lee and Mrs. Jefferson Nisbet of Illinois, and two brothers, Elmer and Ezekiel Hawkins of Wisconsin, survive. The deceased was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F & AM. The funeral will be held from the late residence of the deceased at 11 am, Saturday, and will be with Masonic rites. Remarks will be made by Rev. D. Ballou of Utica.

Hayes, Mary Riegler

Roman Citizen
May 17, 1898

Point Rock - Mrs. Mary M. Reigler Hayes, wife of Edward Hayes of Point Rock, died on Thursday of last week. She had liver trouble and had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Hayes was born in Germany and came to this country with her first husband, Philip Reigler, about 51 years ago. They lived in Utica for a short time and then moved to Annsville and from there to Point Rock. She had lived in Point Rock over 40 years and was generally known in that section and was highly respected. Mr. Reigler died over 30 years ago and about 20 years ago she married Mr. Hayes, who survives, also seven children, Fred Reigler of Lewis, Lewis county, William, Martin and John of Point Rock, Mrs. Kate McNamara of Waterville, and Charles and Thomas Reigler of Rome.

Heberden, Mary A. Sugden

Rome Sentinel
September 11, 1953

Mrs. Mary A. Heberden, 69, died Thursday in the Rome Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

Mrs. Heberden, who had been in poor health for years, was born February 24, 1884, in Stockton-On-Tees, England, the daughter of David and Rose Taylor Sugden. She married William R. Heberden on August 7, 1906 in Trinity Church, Stockton, England.

The couple came to the United States in 1920 and lived in Lee Center until eight years ago when they moved to the Rome-Lowell Road. She was a member of the Lowell Methodist Church.

Educated in England, Mrs. Heberden taught school before her marriage.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Miss Doris Heberden at home, and Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Forest Hills, LI., a brother, William Sugden, England, two grandchildren, and a niece in England.

The funeral will be Sunday in the Martin J. Nunn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Walter J. Suits, pastor of the Lowell Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery, West Branch.

Heberden, William B.

Rome Sentinel
July 13, 1956

Lowell - William B. Heberden, 75, Rme-Lowell Road, died unexpectedly this morning.

Born January 1, 1881, in England, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Tripp Heberden. On August 7, 1906, he married the former Mary Sugden in Trinity Church, Stockton-on-Tees, England. She died September 10, 1953.

Mr. Heberden went from England to Canada in 1911, then to the United States in 1920. He operated a farm in the vicinity of Lee Center for 25 years, retiring 11 years ago when he moved to Lowell.

He served in the Canadian Army during World War I and was overseas for three years, mostly in France.

He was a member of the Lowell Methodist Church and of the Modern Woodman in Lee Center.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Doris R. Heberden, at home, and Mrs. Charles E. (Nancy) Smith of Forest Hills, LI, two sisters, Miss Mary E. Herberden, and Mr. A. M. C. Nicholl, both of England, one brother, Edward S. Heberden, Chicago, Ill., two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Another son, Richard, died in 1928.

Heberden, William Richard

Rome Sentinel
May 31, 1928

William Richard Heberden, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Heberden, who live on a farm between West Branch and Point Rock, died early this morning at a local hospital, the result of injuries received when he fell in front of a disk harrow being used in the cultivation of his father's farm late yesterday afternoon.

The lad is survived by his parents and two sisters, Doris and Nancy, at home. The body was taken in charge by Griffin & Aldridge. Funeral services will be held at the home of his parents in the town of Lee Saturday afternoon. Burial in Smith Cemetery.

Herrick, Almira Pratt

Roman Citizen
January 28, 1922

Mrs. Almira M. Herrick of Bartlett, age 90 years, widow of Archibald Herrick, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leopold F. Meyers, 216 E. Bloomfield Street at 8 o'clock this morning. She had been ill and confined to bed for four weeks, suffering from bronchial pneumonia which she was unable to withstand at her advanced age. Her maiden name was Almira Pratt. She was born in Westmoreland on July 24, 1831, being in her 91st year. Her parents died in Rome when she was nine years old, after which she went to Verona to live, her early life having been spent there. She married Mr. Herrick in New London 72 years ago. They established their home at Lee Line where Mr. Herrick's death occurred 31 years ago last October. About four years after his death she went to Bartlett to make her home and had since resided there, coming to Rome to spend the winter with her daughter.

Mrs. Herrick was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Meyers, she leaves two sons, George H. Herrick of this city and Charles of Bartlett. She was the last survivor of her parents' family. Four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive also.

Herrick, Archibald

Roman Citizen
October 18, 1890

Last Monday Archibald Herrick, of Lee Line, was stricken with apoplexy and died the following morning. Deceased was 68 years of age, and had spent all his life in the towns of Lee and Rome. He leaves a wife, three sons, and one daughter, George of Westernville, Charles and Albert, and Mrs. Leopold Meyers, of Rome, also two brothers, Samuel of Springfield, Canada, and Henry of Lee, and four sisters, Mrs. Helen Martin of Whitesboro, Mrs. George Spink and Mrs. Jane Greenwood of Rome, and Mrs. Ophelia Wentworth of Mt. Clemens, Mich.

Herrick, Carrie L. Chapman

Rome Sentinel
June 17, 1912

Lee Center - Mrs. Carrie L. Herrick, wife of Eugne Herrick, died at her home in this village at 11:45 on Saturday night from dilation of the heart. She had been affected with a heart trouble for about two years but her condition was never considered serious. On Saturday she had been about her household duties as usual and although she had a bad attack in the afternoon she recovered from it and thought no more about the matter. Late that night she had another and Dr. T. H. Cox was called. He arrived at 11:30 but nothing could be done and she died 15 minutes later. Her death was unexpected and was a great shock to the people of this village.

Mrs. Herrick was the daughter of George D. Chapman and Hannah L. Sexton and was born in the town of Annsville 48 years ago. Most of her life, however, was spent in this place. On January 14, 1883 she was united in marriage with Mr. Herrick, and althought they have seen many griefs and times of sadness their wedded life was hallowed by the great love they bore each other and because of the sympathetic, confiding and loving companions that they had always been during their wedded life. Four children were born to them but all are dead.

Mrs. Herrick was a member of the Methodist Church, an efficient worker and a friend and neighbor who will be keenly missed. She was always ready to help those who needed her and performed her part in life in a conscientious, faithful, but unassuming, manner. The bearing of trouble-making stories and gossip was one of the things she abhorred and no person ever attended more rigidly to their own affairs than did Mrs. Herrick. For those and her many other excellent qualities she was one of the most beloved woman in this village and her death will be thought of with sadness for many a day.

She is survived only by her husband and one sister, Mrs. Ida Pratt of this town, to whom the deepest sympathy is extended. The funeral will be held from the family residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm and Rev. J. R. Dermott, of Taberg, former pastor of the church in this village, will officiate. Interment will be made in Hall Cemetery, three miles northwest of this place.

Herrick, George

Utica Daily Press
Apil 7, 1939

Rome - George Herrick, 67, Verona, died at a Rome Hospital April 4, 1939, after a five months illness.

Born in the Town of Lee, son of the late Archibald and Almira Pratt Herrick, Mr. Herrick formerly lived in Rome, but since the death of his wife, the former Fannie Wallace, had resided with his son, clarence, in Verona.

Mr. Herrick was employed by the F. E. Bacon Co. Rome, and prior to that by the F. M. Orton Co. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Verona.

Surviving besides his son, is a daughter, Mrs. George Gilman, Frederick, Md., one brother, Charles Herrick, Bartlett, five grandchildren and one great=grandchild.

Hick, Eliakim

Roman Citizen
June 19, 1888

HICKS - In Delta, June 18, 1888, Eliakim Hicks, age 65 years.

Roman Citizen
June 23, 1888

Delta - It is with sadness we chronicle the death of one of out lifelong and respected citizens, Eliakim Hicks, after a long and painful illness, died Monday afternoon, as mentioned in Wednesday's paper. He had suffered much for the last few weeks, but was not considered dangerously ill until within a few days of his death. A post mortem examination showed that death was caused by a cancerous affection of the stomach and liver, although not fully developed. Drs. West and Nock of Rome, and Dr. Pillmore of Delta, conducted the autopsy. The examination showed without doubt that all medical skill was of no avail and death came as the only release from pain and suffering.

The deceased was the eleventh child of Alpheus and Mary Hicks, of a family of thirteen children, of which nine lived to reach manhood and womanhood, two only still surviving - William H. Hicks and Sarah K. Hicks, of this place. Deceased was born December 16, 1821 upon the old Hicks homestead in Western, where his father and grandfather, Deacon David Hicks, settled in 1788 - just 100 years ago this fall, being among the first settlers of the town.

After a preparatory course for teaching in Clinton Liberal Institute, he taught school for several years, and attended the first Oneida County teachers institute in 1856, which last four weeks. He married Adelaide, the daughter of the late Israel Smith, and two children survive - Frances, who resided with her father, and Dr. Horace M. Hicks, now a successful practicing physician in Knoxboro. Previous to the death of his wife, which occurred last year, their home was always a happy one, and a pleasant resort for friends, both young and old. Possessed of fine musical talent, they were able to entertain in an interesting degree. Mr. Hicks early became identified with the cause of humanity, freedom and temperance, and his interest and enthusiasm increased until the day of his death. For several years he had held the office of excise commissioner, and his voice was always raised against licensing a person to destroy manhood or injure his neighbors property. Some fifteen years ago he united with the Universalist Church. He lived a consistent and useful life and died in the same belief that he lived. He was an ardent Prohibitionist.

Hicks, Estelle A.

Rome Sentinel

Rome, May 9 - Estelle A., wife of John l. Hicks, died Sunday at her home, 638 Parry street. She had been in poor health all winter and on January 2 she underwent an operation for a complication which afforded only temporary relief. Her maiden name was Hicks, daughter of Charles H. and the late Julia Hicks. She was born in Fernwood, Oswego country, May 9, 1860. September 9, 1886, she married Mr. Hicks, and they came to what was formerly Delta and settled on a farm between that place and Westernville, where they lived till they moved to Rome about 15 years ago. Mrs. Hicks was a member of the First ME Church, and the fraternal order, Rome Hive, Ladies of the Maccabees, of which she was the lady commander, also of Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge, IOOF. She was kind and charitable, a lover of her home and family, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She is survived by her husband, her aged father, who lives in Fernwood, and two children, Miss Emily J. Hicks, who was taken to the Rome Hospital Sunday afternoon, after the death of her mother, threatened with appendicitis and William J. Hicks, at home.

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Hitchcock, George B.


HITCHCOCK - In Lee Center, April 8, 1902, George B. Hitchcock, aged 48 years.

Hitchcock, Lilly

Roman Citizen
February 8, 1878

Lee Center Items - Mrs. Hitchcock, widow of the late George Hitchcock, buried her youngest daughter, Lilly, on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Clarke of Rome presided. A large concourse of people were in attendance.

Hitchcock, Maryette Bronson

Rome Sentinel
August 21, 1911

Lee Center - Mrs. Maryette Bronson Hitchcock, widow of Curtis B. Hitchcock, died at her home in Lee Center August 19, 1911, in the 79th year of her age. She was born in the town of Floyd, a daughter of the late Eli and Rosina Bronson. Married at the age of nineteen she had always since resided in the home where she died, respected and loved by family, friends and kindred. Her home was her kingdom, but she was always ready to lend a helping hand to any who were in need. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom have passed on to the better land, where her faith assured her she will meet them and all the dear ones gone before. She was a firm believer in the universal fatherhood of God and that faith sustained her in her hours of suffering. She bids farewell to all who so kindly cared for her during her illness which, while not long, was severe, and patiently waited and longed for the summons to pass on to the better life, with a prayer on her lips for the welfare of those left behind. She was a faithful member of the Universalist Church. She is survived by two children, Willis G. Hitchcock of Freeport, L. I., and Mrs. Kittie Lyman of Lee Center, also six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. H. A. Bork of Lee, Mrs. C. Dean of Vernon Center, and Mrs. E. J. Bellinger of Brooklyn, and one brother, Charles E. Bronson of Boonville. Funeral will be conducted by the Rev. George Cross Baner of Utica, assisted by Rev. George Dermott of Lee Center at 2 o'clock Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Hitchock, Nellie Ingalls

Rome Sentinel
April 28, 1933

Lee Center - Mrs. Nellie Ingalls Hitchcock, wife of the late H. J. Hitchcock, passed away at her home in this village at 7 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mrs. Hitchcock was born in Len(illegible) September 21, 1861, daughter of the late Erastus and Aphelia Stewar(illegible) Ingalls. She was married (illegible) to Mr. Hitchcock who died a number of years ago. Mrs. Hitchcock was a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was a matron and charter member of the Delta Chapter OES and a member of the Lee Center Community CHurch. Surviving relatives are one sister, Mrs. Joseph Hollenbeck, and one brother, P. D. Ingalls both of this village, a nephew Dr. S. S. Ingalls.

Hoffman, Mary Jane Gfeller

Rome Sentinel
October 12, 1945

Point Rock - Mrs. Mary Jane Hoffman, 76, died Wednesday at the home of her nephew, Ben Bates, New Salem, NY. She had been in failing health for some time and had been with her nephew the past two months.

She was born in Germany, May 6, 1869, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gfeller. She came to Point Rock when young and had since lived here.

In 1909 she was married to W. Pitt Hoffman who died a few years after their marriage. She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and attended Point Rock Methodist Church.

She leaves a sister, Mrs. Amelia Bates, and a nephew, Ben Bates, both of New Salem.

The body will be brought to the Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville, on Saturday. The funeral will be held at the Point Rock Church on Sunday. Intement will be made in Point Rock Cemetery.

Holzinger, John

Roman Citizen
December 4, 1888

Lee Center - John Holzinger died at his residence about one and one-half miles north of this place, last Sunday morning. He leaves a widow and two children, John and Carrie. Mr. H. was respected by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at the Union Church of this place at 12 o'clock Wednesday.

Houser, Catherine

Rome Sentinel
September 3, 1904

West Branch - Thursday at 4:30 occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Houser, aged 74 years. She leaves 5 sons and two daughters, William and Margaret of Utica, George, John, Mrs. Shaver, Jerry, Gustie and Carl of this place.

Houser, George

Rome Sentinel
January 7, 1935
West Branch

George Houser, 80, Dies At His Home

West branch, Jan. 7 - George Houser, 80, well known lumberman and saw mill operator, long a resident of West Branch, died at his home here Sunday morning. He was born in Hawkinsville, September 23, 1854, son of Jeremiah and Katherine Houser and came to West Branch with his parents when quite young. He spent 20 years in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was engaged in the lumber and saw mill business. on his return east he came to his old home in West Branch and continued his home here. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Julia Howe, two daughters, Mrs. Henry Worden of West Branch and Mrs. Albert Meyers of Stanwix; three sons, Grover and Vernon of Rochester and Denzil Houser of Texas; and 18 grandchildren. There are two sisters, Mrs. Rose Shaver of Rome, and Mrs. Margaret Durr of Whitesboro; three brothers, William of Rome, Augusta and Carl Houser of West Branch. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon at his late home and at 1 pm at Friends Church.

Houser, John

Rome Daily Sentinel
July 3, 1929

John Houser, Veteran Stage Driver, Passes Away at West Branch -- Death Takes Picturesque Figure Who For 50 Years Delivered Mail Between West Branch and Rome, Retired From Active Service Two Years Ago. John Houser, a life long and highly esteemed resident of West Branch, and for 50 years a stage driver between the local post office and West Leyden, died this morning at 12:10 o'clock at his home in West Branch. Born in West Branch in 1858. Mr. Houser was born in West Branch on April 13, 1858, son of the late Mr and Mrs Jerry Houser. For a time he conducted the hotel at West Branch and later purchased a 300 acre farm there. Years ago he covered the mail route between Rome and Constableville, a distance of 36 miles, for which he received $500 a year. He would travel 18 miles of the distance himself, hiring a helper to drive the remainder of the distance. When he took over the Rome - West Leyden stage route, he received $2,000 a year. His son, Frank assisted him on the route, driving an automobile which was used in the summer. Every winter, Mr. Houser would go back to the horses, handling the reins during the most of the winter himself. He carried freight, express passengers and mail. Started Driving at 18 - Mr. Houser started driving stage when but a boy of 18 years. He relinquished the stage route contract a little more than two years ago and has since been living a somewhat retired life in West Branch. He was married in West Branch to Miss Mary Rasha of Rome who survives with his son, Frank, now of Lee Center. Mr Houser also leaves four brothers, George, Gustie, and Carl of West Branch and William Houser of this city, two sisters, Mrs Joseph Durr of Utica and Mrs Rosie Shaver of Rome, and five grandchildren.

West Branch - Much Sympathy is extended to the Houser family in the death of John Houser who passed away Wednesday.

Houser, Julia Howe

Rome Sentinel
January 6, 1942

Mrs. Julia Houser, 78, West Branch, and LeRoy E. Fake, 55, Ilion, were killed in automobile accidents yesterday. Mrs. Houser was killed when she was struck by an automobile operated by John H. Baker, 24, Montreal, Hamilton College student, as she was walking home. She was the mother-in-law of Chester Worden, West Branch, former Roman. Mrs. Houser was returning home after visiting her daughter when the accident occurred. Undersheriff Fred L. Meiss and Deputy Sheriff Charles T. Williams were told by Baker that Mrs. Houser appeared to have started across the road as his car approached. She had been walking on the same side of the road as his car was traveling, he said. Mrs. Worden confirmed this, according to the investigators. Coroner Thomas A. Cox was called. Death was caused by shock and hemorrhage. Baker was not held. His car, after striking the woman, skidded off the road and hit a fence. He was not hurt. Mrs. Houser was born in Parishville, St. Lawrence County, April 15, 1863, a daughter of Seymour and Elizabeth Illes Howe. Her marriage to Mr. Houser took place at Boyne Falls, Mich. Jan. 12, 1882. She had gone with her parents to Michigan at an early age. Mr. & Mrs. Houser came to West Branch in 1901 and Mr. Houser died Jan. 6, 1935. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Worden, West Branch,and Mrs. Albert Myers, Verona, three sons, Denzel, Indianapolis, Grover, East Rochester, and Verne, Dolgeville, two brothers, Elmer Howe, Vicksburg, Mich. and Robert Howe, Detroit, and 28 grandchildren. The body was removed to the Worden home where friends may call at their convenience.

Houser, Mary Rasha

Rome Sentinel
November 15, 1932

West Branch - Mary Rasha, widow of the late John Houser, well known mail carrier, passed away at the home of her son Frank in this place, last evening at 6:15 o'clock. She had been ill one week. Mrs. Houser was born July 24, 1859, daughter of the late Frank and Caroline Rasha. She was united in marriage Sep. 25, 1882 with John Houser, who died in 1929. She always resided in West Branch. Surviving besides the son at whose home she died are four brothers, Amos and Fred C. Rasha of Rome, Frank and Edward Rasha of Lee Center, also seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Houghton, Charles K.

Roman Citizen
October 24, 1884

The funeral of Charles K. Houghton, of West Lee, New York was held at his late residence October 22, 1884. Rev. J.W. Simpson preached on the occasion. Deceased was aged about 75 years. His remains were interred in the Valley Cemetery.

Houghton, Mrs. Charles

Roman Citizen
November 13, 1891

Lee Center notes - Mrs. Houghton, widow of the late Charles Houghton, died at the residence of her daughter, Frances A. Houghton, at West Lee on the 11th inst., at the age of 70 years. Besides her daughter Frances, she leaves a son, Charles Houghton of Rome. The funeral will be held at the Valley Church Sunday at 11 o'clock.

Hoey, George

Roman Citizen
March 31, 1874

HOVEY - In Herkimer March 17, 1874, Mr. George Hovey. Mr. H. was born in Lee, Oneida County, in 1817. He had followed the mercantile business most of his life, was a man of great probity of character, a christian gentleman and most esteemed citizen.

Hubbard, Mary Coise

Roman Citizen
May 2, 1877

Lee Center Notes - Mr. N.W. Hubbard has a very sick child. Disease - spasmodic croup. Attendant physician - Dr. R. H. Robinson. The case was considered so critical that Dr. West, of your city, was called yesterday in council. [the child died on Wednesday since the above was written]

May 8, 1877

Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Hubbard buried their child Friday afternoon. Rev. J. Stanton preached on the occasion. The child was only 3 years old and had won the affections of her parents. She bore the name Mary Coise Hubbard.

Hurlburt, William

At the home of J. S. Keeler, Alexander, NY, on Wednesday occurred the death of William Hurlburt. The remains arrived here today and were taken to Evergreen Cemetery, Lee, for burial. Mr. Hulburt was about 68 years old. He was a resident of Lee Center for many years. his wife died there in March, 1912, and he left very soon thereafter. he had been out of health for the past five years.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Hurlburt, Celia Marsh

Lee Center, Feb. 26 (1912) - Mrs. Celia Hurlburt, aged 70 years, wife of William Hurlburt, died at her home one and one-half miles west of this village at 1 o’clock this morning, the cause of her death being cerebral hemorrhage which was brought on by a shock which she suffered on February 15. She never regain consciousness from that time. She was born in this county, the daughter of Samuel Marsh and Mary Loche, and had always made her home in this vicinity. She was twice married, her first husband being Alfred Keeler, who died about 20 years ago. Later she married Mr. Hurlburt, who survives, with two children, Mrs. Minnie Borst of Fulton and John E. Keeler of Alexandria Bay. The funeral will be held from the First M. E. Church of Lee Center on Thursday at 2 pm. Rev. George Dermott will conduct the service. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Hurlbut, Rhoda


LEE CENTER Jan. 9 - (1899) Mrs. Rhoda Hurlbut, widow of Edward A. Hurlbut, died on Saturday at the residence of her son, Willard N. Hurlbut, 1-1/2 miles south of this village, from general debility, aged 86 years and 2 months. The deceased came from Berlin county Connetticut, 80 years ago, and had since lived on the farm where she died. She was the mother of four children, Mrs. Susan Whitney, Johnson, Edward and Willard N., all of whom are dead except the latter. The funeral will be held at the Valley M. E. Church tomorrow at 1 pm. The remains will be interred in the Lee Valley Cemetery.

Hurlbut, Russell C.

Rome Sentinel
December 26, 1941

Boonville - The community was shocked by the sudden death of Dr. Russell C. Hurlbut, supervisor of the town of Boonville for eight years, which occurred at his home on Main Street Christmas Eve and on the day of his golden wedding anniversary.

Dr. Hurlbut had apparently been as well as usual when stricken suddenly. He had assisted Mrs. Hurlbut during the day in preparing the Christmas family dinner. Due to the Christmas festivities, they had planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next Wednesday.

He was born at Ava on August 14, 1866, son of the late Andrew and Philena Owens Hurlbut. He attended Rome Academy and Utica Business School. He was graduated from the American Veterinary College in New York March 1891, and began his practice here on July 23, 1891.

On Decmeber 24, 1891, he married Miss Matilda Blessing at Lee Center. After their marriage they located in the home on Main Street where they have since resided.

Dr. Hurlbut has served the town as supervisor for the past eight years and was re-elected for the fifth term at the last election. Dr. Hurlbut has made a large circle of friends throughout the county. He served as town clerk for several years before becoming supervisor.

He was a member of Boonville Lodge 105, F & AM, a member of Summit Lodge, IOOF, he was also a member of the Boonville Fire Department, the Cornell Study Club, Boonville Grange, also of the New York Veterinarians Association, The Central New York Veterinary Association and the American Veterinary Association. He was also a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving besides his wife, are one sister, Mrs. G. E. Enearl, one niece, Mrs. E. A. Cavanagh, Boonville, and a nephew, Harold Riegler, Rome.

Huyck, Peter

Rome Sentinel
May 2, 1894

Delta - News is received here of the death of Mrs. Peter Huyck of Herkimer, a former resident of this place.

Hyde, Mary Byam

Roman Citizen
February 10, 1899

Mrs. Mary Byam Hyde, wife of Charles A. Hyde of 155 West Dominick street, died early Saturday morning. She had been in poor health for nine years. Mrs. Hyde was born in Lee in 1856. She had lived in Rome over 30 years, and had many friends here. She was a faithful attendant of the First M. E. Church and a devoted wife and mother. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Miss A. Maude Hyde of this city, also two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. William Golley and Mrs. George Fetterly of Lee, Henry Byam of Collingswood, NJ, and J. F. and S. E. Byam of this city.

Hyer, Isabelle C. Countryman

Rome Sentinel
December 4, 1941

Stokes - Mrs. Isabelle C. Hyer, 70, widow of Fred Hyer, died Wednesday afternoon at her home after an illness of several months. She was born August 12, 1871, in the Town of Lee, a daughter of George & Jennie Osborn Countryman, and had been a life-long resident of the towns of Lee & Western, except for two years she lived in Floyd. She was married Feb. 23, 1893, to Fred Hyer, in Delta, the Rev. Munson G. Wadsworth performing the ceremony. Mr. Hyer died in March 1935. Surviving are three sons, Harold D. and Frank E., at home and Earl HJ. of Frankfort; a sister, Miss Mary Countryman, Stokes; a half-sister, Mrs. Jane VanBenschoten, Syracue; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday at Griffin & Aldridge, burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.

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