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

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Sandford, Sarah

Roman Citizen
May 11, 1866

SANDFORD - At Delta, Oneida county, New York, on the morning of May 5, 1866, Mrs. Sarah Sandford, wife of Aaron Sandford, and mother of D.G. Drummond, aged 69 years

Sauer, Albert F.

Rome Sentinel
September 8, 1950

Camden - Albert F. Sauer, 56, former resident of this village, died early this morning in the Oneida City Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Annsville, he was born February 24, 1894, a son of Fred and Albertina Rebe Sauer. He never married.

As a young man he was engaged in the lumber business and conducted a farm near Point Rock where he ran a saw mill for several years.

After selling that property he moved to Camden.

Mr. Sauer was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, 264, F & AM, Lee Center, and attended the Methodist Church.

He is survived by one brother, Walter E. Sauer, Camden, three sisters, Mrs. LeRoy Paine, Rome, Mrs. W. Glenn Snyder, Vernon, and Mrs. Harry Avon, Syracuse, also a niece, Albertina Sauer, and a nephew, Robert Sauer, both of Camden.

Sauer, Albertine Rebe

Rome Sentinel
June 28, 1920

Point Rock - The people of this community were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Albertine Rebe Sauer, which occurred at her home near here Saturday evening at the age of 48 years.

Mrs. Sauer had not been in the best of health for some time. About a week ago she was taken ill but seemed to be gaining and great hopes were entertained for her recovery, until Saturday at noon when she became worse and failed rapidly until the end came.

Mrs. Sauer was one of the best known and highly regarded women of this vicintiy. She possessed those qualities of mind and heart that endeared her to those who knew her and there are many who will sorrow that she should not have been spared.

Mrs. Albertine Rebe Sauer was born May 30, 1873, in County Bern, Switzerland. She came to America in 1890. On April 6, 1893, she was united in marriage with Fred Sauer. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn five children, Albert, Walter, Elsie, Iva and Bertha, all at home, also five brothers, and four sisters, Theodore and Oscar Rebe of West Branch, Mrs. Samuel Kappler, Mrs. Frank Streun, Gustave, Ernest and Adolph of Lee Center, Mrs. Fred Bauer and Mrs. Frank Tuthill of Rome.

Mrs. Sauer was a member of the German Luther Church at Rome. She was also a member of Lake Delta Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, No. 590 of Lee Center and the Grange at West Branch.

Sauer, Barbara Hoffman

Rome Sentinel
October 29, 1919

Taberg - Tuesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Barbara Hoffman Sauer, wife of Jacob Sauer, at their home north of this village at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Sauer sustained a shock over five years ago and had since been in failing health. She was born in Baden, Germany, October 24, 1846. She was united in marriage with Christopher Hoffman in Germany and they came to this country in 1872, landing in New York. They settled in West Branch and also lived in other places in Oneida county. Later they settled in Rome, where Mr. Hoffman died about 19 years ago.

In 1904 Mrs. Sauer was united in marriage with Jacob Sauer in Rome. They settled in the town of Annsville where they had since lived.

Mrs. Sauer was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church in Rome and was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. She was a kind, Christian woman and will be missed in this community as well as in Rome, where she had many friends. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Charles Hoffman of Rome, John Hoffman of Cicero, Ill., three step-children, Mrs. Charles Somers of Rome, Mrs. Hannah Perkins of Clark Mills, and George Hoffman of Swancotts Mills, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Sauer, Jacob

Rome Sentinel
May 17, 1920

Point Rock - Jacob Sauer, one of the most prominent and well known men of the Town of Annsville, died at his home Sunday morning at 12:30 following a short illness. He was nearly 84 years old.

Mr. Sauer was born in Rosdurf, Germany, August 25, 1836, soon after he came over and settled in the Town of Annsville where he had lived for 59 years.

His long life in this community had been well spent and he was counted a substantial and honored resident.

Mr. Sauer had been engaged in farming and during his younger days had been interested in lumbering and had also made large quantities of charcoal. In his business enterprise he had been very successful.

In early life he was united in marriage with Miss Rosella Zinfont who died in 1904. Later he married Mrs. Barbara Hoffman who died October 28, 1919. Surviving are four children, Mrs. William Peters, Fred Sauer and Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, all of the Town of Annsville, and a daughter Mrs. Jacob Hettrick of Rome. There are also twenty-two grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at his late home and at Point Rock Church.

Savery, Phineas

Roman Citizen
February 3, 1899

Lee - Phineas Savery, aged 42, son of the late Henry Savery, died on Monday at his home, Banyan's Patent, this town. He had been ill for a long time, and to him his wife was all devotion and attention. He was born in the vicinity where he died, near the Hartson neighborhood. For several years he lived in the west. Deceased was a hard working industrious man, and respected by all who knew him. His wife and three sisters survive.

Schermerhorn, Lucy E.

Rome Sentinel
November 28, 1927

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Wiggins Company's funeral parlors for Mrs. Lucy E. Schermerhorn who died at Worthington, Mass., November 24. The remains arrived here Saturday accompained by her son, Dr. Rubin Robertson. The daughters of Liberty attended the services in a body and conducted their ritual. Rev. Phillip H. Cole, DD, pastor o the First Presbyterian Church, officiated at the services. The profusion of floral pieces included offerings from the Daughters of Liberty, relatives and friends. Interment was made at Evergreen Cemetery.

Scothon, Phineas

Rome Sentinel
April 14, 1879

Phineas Scothon, aged 73 years, died suddenly on Saturday at 1 am of Pleuro pneumonia. he was a miller by trade and was known as an upright man. We know of no man who would be missed more than the departed. he leaves a wife, son and two daughters. The funeral will be held at his late residence to day. rev. H. H. Peabody of Rome is expected to officiate. The remains will be deposited in the Lee Corners Cemetery.

Sexton, Alvaro D.

Roman Citizen
December 17, 1886

Alvaro D. Sexton, of Alexandria, Minn., died at the home of his brother-in-law, Jay Barnard, of this city on Sunday, aged 35 years. He had been ill for some time of a nervous disease and had come here a few weeks since hoping to received benefit from the change. The fatigue of the journey, however, proved too much for him and he gradually failed until death came t him. He was a native of Lee and leaves a mother, three brothers and six sisters.

Sexton, Mrs. Henry

Rome Sentinel
August 5, 1872

Lee Center Notes - A bride of six weeks was buried yesterday. Henry Sexton has lost his second wife, after being married six weeks or thereabouts. Henry is a son of Wells D. Sexton, and his wife the daughter of Ira J. Hall. Henry is a young man. Yet such is life.

Sexton, Wells D.

Roman Citizen
February 2, 1877

Lee Center Items - Mrs. Wells D. Sexton, a few weeks ago, made his daughter, Mrs. Merritt Spenning, a visit in Maryland. On starting for home he slipped and fell as he was getting into the car, but did not feel injured enough to prevent his continuing his journey home. He arrived at home about one week ago, and yesterday at 4 pm died. Other particulars have not come to my knowledge. He was about 70 years old.

Seymour, Mary Louisa

Rome Sentinel
August 30, 1901

Delta - Mrs. Mary Louisa Seymour died in this place Thursday afternoon, August 29, age 76 years. She had been sick only since last Saturday and sat up on Monday. She was housekeeper for David B. Davis for 3 years and continued to reside with his son, William W. Davis, since his father died last November. She had lived in Delta for the past 25 to 30 years and was respected by all who knew her. Mrs. Seymour was twice married. She leaves 1 son whose whereabouts are unknown.

Shaver, Charles

Rome Sentinel
April 20, 1917

Deansboro - Charles Shaver, 60, died at 7:35 o’clock this morning after an illness of four days due to pneumonia.

Mr. Shaver was born in Lee and was well known as a farmer in that locality and here. His wife was formerly Miss Hannah Alberta Reveley of Verona. They lived for a number of years on the Wolcott farm, between Lee Center and West Branch, and later occupied a farm on the road between Lee Center and Stokes, coming to this village about 21 years ago.

Surviving besides the widow are two sons and one daughter, William Shaver of Deansboro, Clark Shaver of Utica and Mrs. Nellie Cole of this village.

Shaver, Henry

Rome Sentinel
December 26, 1902

West Branch, December 26 - Henry Shaver, who died recently in this village, was born in 1842 in Turin, Lewis County. When 6 years of age he came to West Branch with his parents and settled on the farm where he lived the greter portion of his life and where he passed away. In the year 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Rose Houser. Three children were born to them. He was well known throughout the community as a farmer and a man of sterling worth. There survive his wife and three children, Pearl E., George H., and Otis E., all of this place, and two sisters, Mrs. D.T.Williams and Mrs. George W. Smith, and one aunt, Mrs. O. C. Myers of Stokes.

Shaver, Jacob

Rome Sentinel
March 21, 1896

Jacob Shaver, who resides near West Branch, died Sunday, aged 85 years. He was one of the oldest residents of the town of Lee, and was a descendant of the Mohawk Dutch stock. He was highly esteemed. He leaves a son, Henry Shaver, also of Lee.

Shaver, Rosa Houser

Rome Sentinel
July 10, 1950

Mrs. Rosa Houser Shaver, 90, of 713 W. Bloomfield St., died yesterday in Rome Hospital. A resident of Rome for 45 years, she was born May 14, 1860, in West Branch, daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine Butch Houser. She married Henry Shaver June 4, 1883 in Lee Center by the Rev. Simpson, then pastor of the Methodist Church. Mr. Shaver died Dec. 21, 1902 in West Branch. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Clarence Dingman, Rome, with whom she made her home, two sons, George H., Vernon, and Otis , Phoenix, Arizona, a sister, Mrs. Joseph Durr, Utica, a brother, Mr. Augusta Houser.

Shaver, Susannah

Rome Sentinel
November 5, 1890

Lee Centre, Nov. 5 - Mrs. Susannah Shaver, aged 72, wife of Jacob Shaver, died at her home near West Branch on Oct. 31, after only a few days illness with typhoid pneumonia. She leaves a husband, one son, Henry Shaver of West Branch, and three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Williams of Utica, Mrs.Judson Daniels and Mrs. George Smith of West Branch; also three brothers, James Lindsley of West Branch, Oliver Lindsley of Montague and Jarvis Lindsley of Leyden, and four sisters, Mrs. Emily Munson of Rochester, Minnesota, Miss Melissa Hill of Houseville, Lewis County, and Mrs. Mary Shepherd of Chicago. The deceased was a devoted wife and mother, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. It is the first time the family circle has been broken, and the friends have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held at the house on Monday at eleven o'clock, Rev. H. A. Harriss of Rome officiating, assisted by Rev. B.Jones of West Branch.

Shaver, Zachariah

Roman Citizen
April 26, 1872

SHAVER - Passed from Earth's life, on Sunday, April 21, 1872, at 5 o'clock P.M. Mr. Zackariam Shaver, aged 81 years and 7 months.

Rome Sentinel
April 30, 1872

Lee Center Notes: The funeral of Mr. Zachariah Shaver is attended today at this place. He died Sunday at 5 o'clock pm, age 81 years 7 mos.

Sheehan, Dennis

Rome Sentinel
May 15, 1924

At the home of his brother, Lawrence Sheehan, on Wednesday afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock, occurred the death of Dennis Sheehan. Mr. Sheehan returned from a hospital last week, where he had been treated for blood poisoning, much improved but complications developed from which he failed to rally.

Dennis Sheehan was the son of the late John and Mary Sheehan and was born in Annsville August 24, 1850. He was educated in the Annsville schools and had lived in Taberg and Annsville all his life. He followed the occupation of farming. About fifteen years ago he was united in marriage with Mrs. Ida Morat and resided on a farm about six miles north of Taberg on the Cole Hill Road. He was a member of St. Ann's Church, Glenmore.

Surviving are his wife and a stepson, Earl Morat, three brothers, Lawrence, Thomas and John, all of Taberg.

Funeral services will be held from St. Patrick's Church, Taberg Friday. Burial will be in Taberg Cemetery.

Sheehan, Ida Wood Morat

Rome Sentinel
November 22, 1947

Point Rock - Mrs. Ida Sheehan, 84, died in Rome Hospital yesterday.

She was born in the town of Annsville, Oneida County, on April 28, 1863, the daughter of David and Louisa Evans Wood. She was twice married. Her first husband, Philip Morat, died in 1907. She was later married to Dennis Sheehan who is also dead.

Mrs. Sheehan spent most of her married life on a farm in the town of Annsville, near her birthplace.

She was a member of the Point Rock M. E. Church. Mrs. Sheehan is survived by a son, Earl Morat, Point Rock, and several nieces and nephews.

Sheldon, George J.

Rome Sentinel
October 11, 1926

On Saturday, October 9, 1926, at Lee, George J. Sheldon, aged 70 years.

George J. Sheldon, well known and highly respected citizen passed away Saturday afternoon after a long illness. He sustained a fall last March and since that time had been in poor health. George J. Sheldon was born in the town of Lee, June 2, 1856, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Sheldon. He had always resided here with the exception of ten years, three of which he lived in Iowa, and 7 years in Rome. He was a carpenter by occupation. He was a member of the Lee M. E. Church and had been affiliated with Baron Steuben Lodge No. 264, F. & A. M. for 35 years. In 1884 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Hyde of this place. Mr. Sheldon brought up two boys, George H. Wright who now resides in Schenecady and Paul Hyde, whose home is in Detroit, Michigan. Surviving besides his wife is a niece, Mrs. Emeritt Snyder of Rome and a nephew, John W. Fuller of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held from his late home Tuesday

Sinclair, William E.

Rome Sentinel
September 25, 1903

West Branch - The death of William E. Sinclair from epilepsey occurred yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at his home here. He was born here June 21, 1872 and had always made this place his home. He was an industrious young man, engaged in the wood working busines with his father and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Surviving are his father, Henry Sinclair, two brothers and three sisters.

Sinclair, William A.

Rome Sentinel
March 5, 1909

West Branch - Yesterday at 9 o'clock at the home of William Potter, occurred the death of William A. Sinclair. He was born in 1827 in this community and was one of the pioneers of this place. Many changes have been made in his life time. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade and has had a turning shop here for nearly fifty years. Three years ago he retired from business, sold his property to William Potter, and made his home with his daughter in Talcottville. He came here about three months ago to assist Mr. Potter in his work. He was taken sick with a severe cold about six weeks ago. In spite of all that could be done he gradually grew weaker until death came. In 1851 he married Sarah Bull. She died in 1903. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, Alonzo Sinclair of Aurora, Ill, Henry SInclair of West Branch, Mrs. Oliver Gilson of Talcottville, Mrs. Obidiah Williams of New York, and Miss Melissia Sinclair of Rome. The funeral services will be held in Friends Church on Sunday.

Sly, Frank J.

Rome Sentinel
August 31, 1928

Frank J. Sly, 65, one of the most prominent farmers in the town of Rome, died suddenly Thursday afternoon while milking on his farm on Turin Road just outside the city limits. Dr. H. F. Hubbard, coroner, declared death due to heart disease. Mr. Sly with his son Burton, were doing the evening chores and the father had milked four cows and was engaged with the fifth when he toppled from the milk stool. His son, milking across the aisle, ran to his aid. Mr. Sly was unable to speak and Burton ran to the house to notify his mother and when they returned the father and husband was dead. The sudden death came as a heavy shock not only to his family but to the neighbors and his many friends in this city, as Mr. Sly had been in the enjoyment of his usual good health. During the week he had carried out his usual work on the farm and had helped in threshing. Mr. Sly was the son of the late Julius and Harriet Robbins Sly and was born on the Sly homestead in the town of Lee, August 11, 1863. He had been a resident of Oneida county during his entire life, his early years being spent in Lee and Western. For the past 12 years he had lived on the farm where he died, moving there from this city. He was married to Fannie H. Walsworth at the Walsworth home in the village of Delta on January 17, 1884.

Slone, Melissa Willson

Rome Sentinel
May 19, 1939

Lee Center - Mrs. Melissa Willson Slone, wife of Henry Slone, passed away at her home at Moravia Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at her home Saturday and committal services will be held at Lee Valley Cemery. Homer Willson, who lives on the Point Rock Road, is a brother of Mrs. Slone. Mr. & Mrs. Slone were former residents of this village and their many friends are sorry to hear of her death.

Smith, Alfred O.

Rome Sentinel
October 14, 1912

Holley - Alfred O. Smith died suddenly on Friday, aged 71 years, Thursday afternoon about 2 o'clock. Mr. Smith was stricken with apoplexy while working at the Genesee Fruit and Produce Company plant in this village. He was one of Holley's best known and most highly esteemed citizens. he was born on September 23, 1841 in the town of Lee, Oneida County. He spent the most of his life int he city of Rome, where fore many years he was connected with a wholesale grocery business.

He joined Battery H Third New York Light Artillery, October 1862, and was mustered out July 1865. He took part in the second battle of Bull Run and in the battles of Antietam and Missionary Ridge, in all 28 engagements. During the battle of Missionary Ridge, he received a bullet wound in the leg, which resulted in a lameness the res tof his life. He was a charter member of Skillin ost, GAR, of the city of Rome. One April 21, 1866 he was united in marriage with Laura W. Wiker of Forestport, Oneida county. He moved to Holley about 27 eyars ago and had been engaged in the carpentry business and real estate and for many years was collection agent for the National Harvester Company. For four years he served as justice of the peace, in this village. BVesides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hugh Webster, Mrs. Fred Putnam and Miss Agnes Smith, all of this village; three sons, George of this vilage, Vernon C. of Syraucse, and Gordon L. of Oneida, and ten grandchildren.

Smith, Arthur O.

Rome Sentinel
March 14, 1961

Lowell - Arthur O. Smith, a resident of this area for 53 years, died Monday in the Rome Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.

The son of John and Jeanette Mink Smith, he was born in the town of Floyd April 22, 1880, and on October 31, 1906, in Stanwix, he married the former Mabell J. Bellinger.

Mr. Smith was a farmer for 48 years before retiring five years ago. He was a member and an honorary trustee of the Lowell Methodist Church, and a 35 year member of the Westmoreland Grange.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Florence) Williams, Lake Delta, and Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) Clinch, Westmoreland, two sons, Charles A. Smith, Lowell, and Raymond O. Smith, Westmoreland, two half sisters, Mrs. Lina Jones and Mrs. Sarah Lutz, Rome, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A third daughter, Mrs. Marshall (Rena) Bielby, died in 1955.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Griffin and Aldridge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rathbunville Cemetery.

Smith, Casimer

Jan. 14, 1912

The remains of Casimer Smith, who recently died in Boston, Mass, were brought to the home of his brother, C. D. Smith, near Delta, on Sunday morning, accompanied by Mrs. Smith and Frank J. Sly, the latter a brother-in-law of Mr. Smith. The funeral was held at 2 PM on Sunday, with Rev. George Dermott, pastor of the Methodist Church of Lee Center, who had officiated at the funeral of Mr. Smith’s wife on Jan. 3, conducted the service.

There were a number of very handsome floral tributes, among them one very large one from the employes of the Westman Manufacturing Company of Boston, of whose plant Mr. Smith had been superintendent for many years. The interment was made in Evergreen cemetery, with F. J. Sly and Alone Brodock of Lee, F. F. Lorin of Westmoreland, and R. B. Nisbet of Rome acting as bearers.

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Smith, Cleore F.

Roman Citizen

The death of Mrs. Cleore F. Smith, of Delta, N. Y., occurred at her home in that place, June 2d, 1889.

Smith, Dewitt Clinton

Rome Sentinel
October 17, 1921

Dewitt Clinton Smith died at his home, 817 Floyd Ave, at 5:30 o'clock this morning. He sufferd a stroke of apoplexy at his home ten days ago and had gradually failed until the end came. he was born in the town of Trenton January 22, 1954, being in his 68th year. he was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John H. Smith, and was one of a family of twelve, of whom but three survive. When Mr. Smith was six years old the family went to the town of Lee to live where the father was engaged in farming. The son assisted the father, going to school winters, receiving his education in the Lee Center Union School and the Rome Free Academy. After securing his education he taught school for some time in the town of Lee. Later he engaged in the mercantile business at Point Rock in the town of Lee, successfully conducting it for 25 years. he served the town of Lee with credit as a member of the Board of Supervisors and in the fall of 1899 he was elected to the office of superintendent of the poor of Oneida county, assuming charge of Oneida County Home and farm on January 1, 1900. his excellent management of affairs at the home during his first term of three years won for him a re-election and he served the second term of three years with great credit. At the conclusion of his six years at the County Home, Mr. Smith had the family residence at 817 Floyd Ave built and then entered into partnership with Fred Canwell in the feed business, continuing until about six years ago, when he retired. he was married twice. His first wife was Lillian Yarwood of West Branch, whom he married about 45 years ago. She lived only six months, her death occuring at West Branch. In November, 1879, he married Carrie May LeSuer, who survives with two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Craver at home, Mrs. E. G. MacFarland, Utica, two grandsons, Gene and Erwin Clinton MacFarland, Utica, two brothers, Frank H. Smith, superintendent of Rome Cemetery, and Jerome H. Smith, Lake Delta, and a sister, Mrs. Marion Bushnell, Rome. Mr. Smith attended the Universalist Church and was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, No. 264, F.& AM, Lee Center. He was a sterling citizen, upright in all his dealings and loyal to his friends of whom he had a legion.

Smith, Elizabeth Sly

Delta, Jan. 2 (1912) - Word has been received here of the death of Elizabeth Sly, wife of Cassimir W. Smith, who died on Sunday at her home in Boston. She was born in Delta 60 years ago last August, and lived there till her marriage with Mr. Smith on march 11, 1872, when they went to Norwich, Conn. and from there to Boston. Besides her husband she is survived by two brothers, E. R. Sly of Rome and Frank J. Sly of Delta, and one sister, Mrs. Fred F. Lorin of Westmoreland. The body will be brought here and the funeral held at the home of the brother, Frank J. Sly in Delta at 2 pm on Wednesday.

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Smith, George W.

Rome Sentinel
June 20, 1918

Death of George W. Smith

Lee Center - June 20 - George W. Smith, aged 67, a well known and highly respected resident of this place, died at his home here at 5 o'clock this morning following a five year period of ill health. He was born in Trenton and was the son of the late John H. Smith and Martha Herbeck. When he wa nine years old he removed to a point between Point Rock and Taberg, where he resided until last fall, when failing health caused him to give up farm work. In 1885 in Lee he was married to Miss Melissa Shaver, who survives. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Marion E. Bushnell of Lee Center and three brothers, D. C., Frank H. and Jerome B. Smith, all of Rome. He was a farmer by occupation and was very successful in that line of work. He was a quiet and unassuming man and he had many friends who will regret to learn of his death.

Smith, H. Roy

Rome Sentinel
June 17, 1947

H. Roy Smith, 67, 119 E. Bloomfield Street, died early this morning in a Rome hospital where he had been a patient for 13 days. He had been in failing health several years.

Born at Barnes Corners, Lewis County, July 8,1879, he was the son of the late Horace and Philomelia Lonan Smith. He moved to Rome about 43 years ago and has since lived here.

His last employment was as day watchman at the Home Relief Bureau, Bouck St. Office. On April 4, 1925 he married Viola Grosjean, who survives. He was of the Congregational faith.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hughie Meadows, one brother, C. R. Smith, Baltimore, MD, a sister, Mrs. Ralph Button, and several nieces and nephews.

Smith, Isaac

Rome Sentinel
November 1, 1916

Isaac Smith, a colored man, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening. He was ill only since Saturday morning. Mr. Smith, with his family, moved here last February, having purchased the old Louis Egger farm, with the thought of making this their permanent home. He was a man of industrious habits and highly esteemed and respected throughout the entire community. He leaves a wife and adopted son here and many relatives in South Carolina.

Smith, Martha Harbridge

Rome Sentinel
February 22, 1895

Mrs. Martha Smith, widow of John h. Smith, and mother of Supervisor D. C. Smith, died at the Smith homestead between West Branch and Point Rock, at 12:30 am Saturday, aged 66 years, 9 months, and 12 days. Her health had been poor for several years. Three weeks ago she began to decline and on Sunday was taken with the grip, which caused her death. Mrs. Smith's maiden name was Harbridge. She was born at Frankfort, Herkimer county, but about 30 years ago removed to the farm where she afterward resided and where her death occurred. She was one of the oldest residents of the neighborhood where she lived and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Those who knew her best will long treasure her memory. Her husband died 21 years ago. She leaves five sons and five daughters: Supervisor D. C. Smith,George and Jay W. of Lee, Frank H. and Jerome of Rome, Mrs. Daniel Tulloh and Mrs. David Tulloh of Rome, Mrs. W.S.Bushnell of Ellisburg, Mrs.Frank Patrick of Ames, Iowa, and Miss Gertrude Smith of Lee; also one brother, John Harbridge of Trenton.

Smith, Mary E.

Roman Citizen
February 16, 1877

SMITH - At her home in Delta, Thursday, Feb. 8, Mrs. Mary E. Smith.

Smith, Melissa Shaver

Rome Sentinel July 23, 1936

Mrs. Melissa M. Smith, 83, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Clarence Dingman, 713 W.Bloomfield St. She had been ill only 10 days. She was born in the town of Lee on August 28, 1852, daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna Lindsley Shaver. On Sept. 16, 1885, she became the bride of George W. Smith, who died in 1918. Mrs. Smith moved from Lee about 15 years ago and made her home alternately with Mrs. Dingman and her nephews, George Shaver, R. D. 2, Vernon, and Otis Shaver, 716 Kent St., this city. She attended Calvery M. E. Church here. Mrs. Dingman and the two nephews are the only survivors.

Smith, Philomena

Rome Sentinel
May 1, 1915

Lee Center - Mrs. Phila Smith, widow of Horace Smith, was found dead in an easy chair in her home five miles north of this place, between West Branch and Point Rock at noon today. She had been troubled with heart disease for about two years and although not confined to her bed the ailment gave her considerable trouble. It is believed that she was dozing in her chair when she passed away. Her son, Carroll, lived with her.

Most of Mrs. Smith's life was spent in this town. She would have been 68 years old the tenth of this month had she lived. Well and favorably known in this section, Mrs. Smith's sudden death brings sorrow to many. Two other sons besides the one at home, and one daughter survive. They are Roy Smith of Rome and Lannon Smith of Baltimore and Mrs. Ralph Button of Rome. She also leaves one brother, Andrews Lannon of this place. Word was sent to Coroner Powers of Mrs. Smith's death and he will investigate.

Smith, Samuel Mason

Utica Weekly Herald
September 3, 1889

Rome, Aug. 27 - About 5 oclock this morning Thomas Swancott of Lee Center found a man lying on the ground down an embankment on the premises of Merrit Knight, near the village of Lee Center, and near him was a wrecked vehicle. Upon investigation he found the man to be Supervisor S. Mason Smith of Lee. He was lying on his back with his head down a slight incline, and a silk handkerchief smoothly covering his face. Mr. Smith was between the wagon and the well of the embankment, about 8 or 10 feet from the former. The wagon was found up side down, and the horse had been completely reversed so that the head was over the wagon. Mr. Smith was in an unconscious condition when found. Aid was immediately summoned, and he was conveyed to Knowltons Hotel and afterwards to his home in Lee Center.

Dr. Robinson of Lee Center was called and afterwards Dr. T. M. Flandran of this city. All was done for the injured man that could be done but medical aid could avail nothing. Mr. Smith died at 4:50 this afternoon, not having regained consciousness for an instant.

The manner in which his death was occasioned is shrouded in mystery. Various theories are advanced, some that his death was due to the murderous blow of an assassin, while others think he received an apoplectic shock. Certain facts however strongly tend to disprove the latter and confirm the former. Mr. Smith was in Utica all day yesterday in conference with his politcal colleagues mapping out a fall campaign and considering certain nominations. He returned to this city on the 6:08 train last night. He was in consultation with friends here during the evening and at about ten minutes past midnight left the Empire hotel for home. He was in his usual spirits and condition, nothing unusual being noticed about him. His hat was found this morning just west of the Canada creek bridge, a distance of about two miles and a half from where he was found. The wagon track was traced to the place where found, and at one point where repairs were being made on the road the course of the wagon was out around a sluiceway and over a rough place so that had the deceased been sitting on the seat unconscious from an apoplectic shock, he would doubtless have fallen out of the wagon. The horse had been stabled considerably by Mr. Knight, and there were evidences of the horse having stood near the stable door, one of them being open. It is assumed that the pony afterwards backed up and the man, horse and vehicle were all precipitated down the embankment. Mr. Smith must thereby sustained a fall of about twenty feet.

The whole affair seems very mysterious and is so considerd by those cognizant of all the facts. The handkerchief was squarely and smoothly laid over his face, and the unconscious mans hands were close by his side. He could move his arms this afternoon, which tends somewhat to disprove the theory of apoplectic shock. Further, if that is true, no explanation can be given for the way in which the handkerchif came to be spread over his face. Mr. Smith was undoubedly utterly unconscious from the place in which his hat was found. His pony, having traveled the road for ten years, knew perfectly well the route.

On Mr. Smiths right cheeck was a heavy bruise, which the most practical resembles the mark of a blow from a club. Coroner Milington left the city this evening to investigate the cause of his death. A post-mortem examination will presumably be held.

Samuel Mason Smith was born in the town of Lee, just this side of Lee Corners, in 1845. He was a son of Samuel Smith, for many years a resident of Lee, and the youngest of eight children. He was educated at Rome Free Academy and at the Lowville Academy. In 1869 he married Elizabeth E., daughter of Elias Spencer of Lee. His first occupation was that of a farmer. He conducted a farm at Lee Center and subsequently engaged in the tannery business with his brother-in-law, James Eames, under the firm name of Eames & Smith. They were burned out twice, the last time about a year ago, since which they never resumed the business. He has represented the town of Lee in the board of supervisors for three terms and was the present supervisor for that town. For the last two terms no candidate has been pitted against him, his candidency being endorsed by the republicans. Two years ago this fall he was chosen democratic state committeeman from the twenty-third congressional district, which position he held at the time of his death. Some six years prior to his elected as a member of the board of supervisors, he was one of the board of equalization of this county. In the fall of1888 he was the democratic nominee for member of assembly in the third assembly distrct, and was pitted against Dr. T. J. Owens of Steuben, a popular candidate in a district which usually gives 1000 republicans plurality. Mr. Smith was only defeated by 66. He was a man of much learning and had a nature which won for him firm friends everywhere. In politics he was clear headed and respected and admired by those of an opposite political faith. He had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. The place in which he has been a life long resident, the board of supervisors and the county of Oneida, has sustained a severe loss. The members of his family are nearly prostated by his sad death and the manner in which it was occasioned. It will be with profound regret that his many friends will learn of the termination of a life full of rich promise and exemplified by uprightness and intergrity. Besides his widow, there survives his son, Carrol F. Smith, who has long been a stenographer for Governor Hill, but recently for the visiting committee to the state insane asylums, and one daughter, Miss Mary Smith of Lee, also four sisters, Miss Mary and Lydia Smith of Rome, Mrs. Amasa Stoddard of Lowville, Lewis County, and Mrs. Ellen Getman of Warner, Dak. His son Carrol was telegraphed at Albany of this sad news this morning and reached his fathers bedsite about an hour before his death.

Snyder, Mrs. John I.

Roman Citizen
February 1, 1884

SNYDER - Mrs. John I. Snyder, of Lee Center, New York, was buried January 26, 1884. The funeral took place from her late residence. Her age was nealy 80. She leaves several children and others to mourn her demise. Her son, William, who lives near Stokes, was the only relative present on the occasion. Rev. J.W. Simpson preached the funeral sermon. The house was crowded with neighbors and friends who had come together to show their respect to the memory of the deceased, and to sympathize with the relatives and friends who mourn her loss.

Snyder, Lydia

Rome Sentinel
June 10, 1930

West Branch - Mrs. Lydia Snyder, widow of William L. Snyder, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Brown, on Monday evening at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Snyder has been in failing health for the past year but was confined to her bed only one week. She was born in the town of Lee Jan. 3, 1837, the daughter of the late Lyman and Cynthia Sexton, and always resided at the Sexton homestead until seven years ago when she came to the home of her daughter, where she has been tenderly cared for until her death. Surviving besides her daughter is a son, Nathan Snyder, who has assisted in her care during the past six months, five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Somers, Charles F.

Rome Sentinel
November 22, 1940

Charles F. Somers, 86, a native of Lee Center and resident of Rome about 25 years, died at Rome Hospital yesterday. He had been ill four weeks. Mr. Somers was the son of the late Thomas and Sally Shaver Somers. he oeprated a farm until he moved to Rome about 25 years ago. For years he aws employed by the Rome Wire Company before his retirement. He was a membe rof Calvary Methodist Church. Mr. Somers married twice. His first wife, the former Belle Wilkinson, Lee Center, died in 1909. he then married the former Kate Long, Waterville, who passed away in 1931. Surviving are a duaghter, Mrs. E. Luther Evans, Seneca Falls, a granddaugter, three nephews and a niece.

Somers, Sarah Shaver

Rome Sentinel
Jan. 12, 1888
Lee Centre Notes:

Mrs. Sarah Somers died yesterday afternoon. The funeral will occur from the M. E.Church on Saturday.

Somers, Thomas

Rome Sentinel
March 14, 1871

Mr. Thomas Somers, also an old resident, died early this morning, after an illness of several weeks. He was the father of a large and respectable family and, as far as I know, had not an enemy. he was a sober, industrious and good citizen, and leaves a wife and large family of children, and a large circle of relatives and friends who sympathize with the afflicted.

Spinning, Mrs. Curtis

Rome Semi-Weekly
July 7, 1899

Lee Center - The funeral of Mrs. Curtiss Spinning was largely attended at the M. E. Church Monday at 2:30 pm. The deceased was born in this town and had always lived here, with the exception of the past two or three years which she had spent in Watertown with her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Kenyon. Mrs. Spinning was a member of the M. E. Church and one of its most faithful workers for many years.

Spinnings, Mrs. Edwin

Rome Sentinel
August 15, 1871

Lee Center notes - Mr. Edwin Spinnings, proprietor of Spinnings Cheese Factory, lost his wife last Sunday night. She was enjoying her usual health on Saturday, but in the night she was taken with pains in the teeth or face, and grew worse. Several physicians saw her Sunday. Disease had reached her brain and Sunday night she died. Mr. Spinnings is a young man just in the prime of life, had lost one wife before and had only been married to this woman a year or two. He is respected by all who know him, and of course will have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community. He lives in the immediate vicinity of Fishe Creek school house.

Stace, Rhoda A.

Rome Sentinel
March 22, 1909

Point Rock - The funeral of Mrs. Rhoda A. Stace was held at the Point Rock Church on March 16, Rev. George Dermott officiating. The deceased was born in the town of Vienna 74 years ago and most of her life was spent in the town of Annsville. For the past five years she resided with her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Willson. She was of a happy disposition and leaves many friends to mourn her loss, besides the following children: George H. Brewster of Oklahoma, Mrs. John Deitrick of Glenmore, Melvin Stace of Utica, Aron Jay of Portage, Wisconsin and Mrs. Charles R. Willson, with whom she lived.

Stace, Aaron Jay

Rome Sentinel
July 2, 1941

Point Rock - Word has been received here of the death of Aaron Jay Stace of Portage, Wisconsin. He died June 26. Mr. Stace was born in Annsville March 9, 1873, a son of Robert and Rhoda Brewster Stace. He lived there for most of the time until June 1, 1904, when he went to Portage and married Miss Julia Padley, who died August 5, 1936.

He is survived by the following relatives, a sister, Mrs. Charles R. Willson of Point Rock, a brother, Melvin Stace of Point Rock, a nephew, Francis Willson and two great nieces and nephews. He had visited his sister here last September, returning to Portage in October.

Stedman, Amelia

Rome Citizen
July 11, 1873
Lee Centre:

Wednesday, July 2d, Amelia Steadman, aged 17, who was living at the house of James M. Eames, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening, after arranging all she could over night for breakfast, went to fish in the sawmill pond, as she had done before. She did not come in that night, and the folks thought she must have gone home to her father's, only a short distance off. Next day, finding she had not been home, they commenced a search. They found a fish-pole sticking out of the water about 18 feet from shore, at an angle of 45 degrees. Drawing the pole gently they hauled in the body of the girl, which had been there in six feet of water since probably about 8 o;clock the night before. She was stiff in the position she last sank, with her arms before her, in an imploring attitude. The news of this sad accident came to her father, Geo. W. Steadman, and family, like a clap of thunder. Amelia was a perfect pattern of industry, respected by all who knew her, sang in the choir and was a member of the Methodist church in this place. Her robe for the fourth this year was the habiliments of the grave, and the jollifications of the family (if they intended any) are preparations for Amelia's funeral. There are but few girls but what more could be said against than can be said against her. The family have the sympathies of the entire community. Where she stood fishing, the bank was sloping some three or four feet to the water. There was earth to stand upon and shelving slate under, and after getting into the water it was perpendicular or shelving. A coroner's inquest was held, but nothing was brought to light to show but what it was an accident. The funeral was attended Saturday at one o'clock, sermon by Rev. S. M. Fisk. I saw Rev. Simson here from Taberg, also Rev. R. Flint from Rome. She would have been an ornament to society if she had lived.

Stearns, Charles Gardner

Rome Sentinel
May 17, 1935

Florence - Charles Gardner Stearns, 53, died suddenly late Thursday afternoon in the automobile of Jeremiah Crowley while being taken from a woodlot three miles away, to his home in this community.

Mr. Stearns had been working in his woodlot on the former Willliam Donlon farm when he suffered a stroke. His passing occurred before he could be taken home.

He was born in the town of Lee July 22, 1881, a son of the late Roland and Nancy Gardner Stearns. He had lived in the region of New London for many years, where he was well known as a caller for square dances. He came here about three years ago.

Besides his widow, who was Miss Addie A. Hart of Clyde, he leaves a son, William Edgar Stearns, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Finster of Lee Center, and Mrs. Willard Davis of Vernon, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at his late home in this village Sunday. Burial will be made in Point Rock Cemetery.

Stedman, David

Rome Sentinel
September 13, 1881
Lee Center Notes:

Mr. David Stedman, a former resident of this town, died at his residence in Turin, Lewis county, Sept. 7, aged 74 years, 8 months. He had resided in Turin about forty years and had been engaged in the cabinet business. He was the oldest of a family of ten children, eight of whom are now living. G. W. Stedman, Mrs. Nancy Harrington, and Mrs. Wm. Dingman still residing in this town.

Stedman, George W.

Rome Sentinel
April 18, 1891

Lee Centre: George W. Stedman, a life-long resident, and much respected citizen of this town, died at his home near this village at 3 am to-day, with psoriasis diffusa, aged sixty-nine years, eight months and twenty-six days. The deceased was born July 23, 1922, in the town of Western, this county. His father, Hazard Stedman, of Connecticut, and mother, Elizabeth, of the eastern part of this state, were early settlers in that locality. He was of a family of ten children, five sons and five daughters, of whom Oliver S. of Annsville, John of Wisconsin, Henry of Minnesota, Mrs. Sarah Bliss of Salisbury, Mrs. Eliza Brown of Oneida and Mrs. James Dingman of Stokes survive. At the age of two years, he, with his parents came to this town and here he resided until his death. On October 19, 1852, he married Miss Lydia J. Perry of Lee who died March 10, 1871. By her he had seven children: Azer, who died at the age of eight months, Amelia, who was drowned July 3, 1873, aged 18 years, R. Willett and Hattie, who now resides at Lee Centre. Mrs. Francis M. Teeple of Baltimore, Md, and Charles E. and May E. of Rome. August 29, 1971, he married Miss Abigail Yonkers of Manheim, Fulton county, with whom he lived at his death. He had been in feeble health for about two years and was finally attacked by one of the most terrible disease that afflict the human family. His sufferings for two months before his death were beyond description. He had for amy years been an active member of the M. E. Church. He was a kind and indulgent parent and a good citizen. His funeral will be held at his late residence on Tuesday, April 21, at 11 o'clock am. Rev. J. W. Simpson of New York Mills will officiate. The remains will be interred in the Lee Corners cemetery.

Stedman, Hazard

Rome Sentinel
March 22, 1864

STEDMAN: In Lee, March 18, Hazard Stedman aged 87 yrs 11 mos 15 dys. Mr. Stedman was one of the oldest residents in town, having moved there from Montgomery Co. over forty years ago, since which time he has been a resident of the same neighborhood, where he leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.

Stedman, Lucy Kenyon

Rome Sentinel
November 2, 1901

The death of Mrs. Lucy, wife of Willett Stedman, occurred a her home in West Lee about 5 am today. She was born at Brookfield in the town of Lee, about a half mile from where her death occurred, and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Kenyon. Her health had always been of the best until about two years ago when she had a severe attack of pneumonia. Since that time she had been in failing health. The direct cause of death was nervous prostration combined with a complication of diseases. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mr. Hugh Kenyon, and a brother, Bloomfield Kenyon, the two latter living at New York Mills. Mrs. Seymour Ward of this city was a cousin of the deceased.

Stedman, R. Willett

Rome Sentinel
March 13, 1905

R. Willett Stedman, who had been ill for several months of a complication of diseases, died at his home here at 8 pm on Saturday. He was born in the town of Lee in 1854, a son of the late George W. Stedman and he had always lived in this town. He received his education in the Lee Center union free school and for several winters he successfully taught the district schools in this vicinity. In 1889 he married Miss Lucy Kenyon, daughter of Hugh Kenyon of the town of Annsville, and they moved on a farm in Frenchtown, in the town of Lee, where they lived for several years. Later he purchased the Spinning property, three miles west of Lee Center. Mr. Stedman was formerly a Democrat, but for a number of years he had been a Republican, and was very active in that party's politics. For a number of years he was a justice of the peace, retiring about four years ago. Mr. Stedman enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and through his own efforts he made a success in life. He was a member of the Patrons of Husbandry and was active in church and Sunday school work. In the summer of 1900 he became a member of Lee Center Council, Royal Arcanum, and since then had filled the chairs of orator, chaplain, vice-regent and regent. At the time of his death he was sitting past regent and representative to the grand council of the state of New York. Nearly four years ago Mr. Stedman moved on to the old homestead where he was born and there is where he spent his last days. His wife died in November, 1901, and in June 1903 he married Miss Sarah Fairchilds of Fairfield, NY who survives. Besides his wife, Mr. Stedman is survived by one brother and three sisters, Charles E. Stedman of Rome, Mrs. Francis Teeple of Baltimore, Md, and Mrs. Hattie L. York of Lee Center. The funeral will be held at the house at noon Wednesday and at the church at Lee Center at 1 o'clock. Rev. Evan V. Evans will officiate. The interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.

Stevens, Anna Cornelia

Roman Citizen
March 21, 1899

Delta - March 20 - A. Cornelia Stevens, daughter of the late Mrs. A. G. Stevens, died of a complication of diseases at her home on Elmer Hill on Friday afternoon, aged 53 years. Three sisters survive, Lucina C. and Julia O. Stevens of Delta and Mrs. Helen M. Rosecrans of Moravia, NY.

Stevens, Frederick T.

Utica Herald Dispatch
February 14, 1914

Lee Valley - Feb 14 - Frederick T. Stevens, aged 36 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Stevens of this place, died at 5 am today. He had undergone several operations and had been in poor health for some time. While doing his chores around the barn last night he was stricken with paralysis but managed to get into the house alone, where he soon after became unconscious and remained so until the end. Besides his parents he leaves one brother, Edward Stevens of Utica, and two sisters, Mrs. William Tyler of Rome and Mrs. Charles Tyler of Coonrod. His entire life had been spent in Coonrod where he was born, and Lee Valley.

Stevens, Margaret

Rome Sentinel
January 16, 1892

Mrs. Margaret Stevens, relict of the late Frederick Stevens of Conrod, died yesterday morning at the home of her son, Fred Stevens of the same place. She was born in Claabourg, Alsace, Germany, 80 years ago, and came to this country with her husband about forty-five years ago. Besides the son named she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Margaret White, of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 11 o’clock at the residence of her son.

Stokes, Eliza

Roman Citizen
December 8, 1891

Lee Center Notes - Mrs. Eliza Stokes, an old and respected resident of our village, died at her residence on the 6th. inst., age 82 years.

Stokes, Henry

Utica Herald Dispatch
September 22, 1914

Lee Center, September 22 - Henry Stokes died at his home in this village yesterday from Bright's disease. He was born in Lee Center 75 years ago, the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Stokes, and always lived here. Fifty-five years ago the first of last October he married Miss Mary E. Cook of Chittenango. They took up their residence here and Mr. Stokes followed farming all his life. He was overseer of the poor of this town and collector and treasurer of the Lee Center Union Free School for many years. Mr. Stokes was popular and esteemed. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Charles and Harry K. Stokes of Mohawk, Fla., and one daughter, Mrs. Francis E. Plunkett of this city.

Streun, Frederick

Rome Sentinel
November 9, 1907

Lee Center - Frederick Streun, aged 77 years, died very suddenly at 12 o'clock this noon at his home in this village. At the time he was sitting in a chair and expired without a word. His wife, who was in the room with him, noticed a peculair noise and saw her husband fall back into the chair helpless. She went to his aid and Dr. Cox was called. Death was instantaneous. Coroner Hubbard of Rome was summoned.

He alway had been a hearty, strong man, and had been in his usual good health up till about two weeks ago when he began to complain of feeling tired and at times it was difficult for him to breathe. This morning he had been out around the yard, as was his daily custom.

Mr. Streun was born in Switzerland. Over 50 years ago he came to this country and located about two miles north of Point rock. The region was a wilderness at the time and the hardy pioneer, almost unaided, cleared his farm. For about forty years he was well known as a shingle maker. About eight years ago he disposed of his farm and moved into this village, where he had since resided.

He is survived by his wife and five children, as follows: J. Frederick Streun of Taberg, Mary L. Streun and Mrs. Rose Reynolds of Butte, Mont., Seymour of Point Rock, and Edward Streun of Rome.

Mr. Streun was an industrious, honest man and was held in high esteem by many friends and acquaintances. Enjoying excellent health he had always been a hard worker, and even last winter cut more wood than any of the younger men of this place. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sudden bereavement.


Rome Sentinel
September 9, 1890

Lee - John Streun, an old and respected citizen of this town, who died on Friday evening at 8 o'clock, was a native of Canton Bern, Switzerland, whence he emigrated in 1850, and located in Lee Centre. He worked at his trade, that of a cooper for about five years; then he bought a farm a few miles north of Lee Centre and has lived there ever since. He was 62 years old and by hard work and strict attention to his business, he accummulated a good deal of property. He was an honest and upright citizen, a kind husband and father. He was well known throughout this section. He was a man of good judgement and much influence. His opinion was often sought by his aquaintances. Politically he was always a Democrat. In his death the town loses a very honest, industrious, and influential citizen. He was the father of twelve children, nine of whom, besides his wife, are living as follows: Mrs. Charles Meyers, Mrs. E. Pritchard, Mrs. S. Krebs Jr., Mrs. Rudolph Jenne, John, George, Frank, Clara and Belle, all residing in or near Lee Centre. The funeral was held yesterday at 2 p.m. in the Union Church. The attendance was large. Rev. Dr. Ballou of Utica officiated, assisted by H. Merrill of Canton University. The text was: "I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness".

Streun, Matilda Britton

Rome Sentinel
April 12, 1966

Mrs. Matilda Streun, 89, widow of Seymour Streun, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Jean) Gifford. Mrs. Streun had been in failing health since Christmas.

She was born January 8, 1877, in Kasoag, Oswego, county, the daughter of Charles and Mary Saulter Britton. She moved to the town of Lee with her parents when a child, and attended schools in Lee. Most of her life had been spent in the vicinity of Point Rock.

Following her marriage to Mr. Streun on November 4, 1893, in Rome, they operated a farm at Point Rock. Mr. Streun died July 18, 1954.

Mrs. Streun attended the Point Rock Methodist Church and was a member of its Ladies Aid Society.

She was the oldest and the last survivor of a family of six children.

Surviving besides Mrs. Gifford, are two other daughters, Mrs. Wava S. Wallace and Mrs. Ruth S. Shoals, both of Point Rock, 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

STREUN, Rosina

Rome Sentinel
April 23, 1891

Lee Centre, April 23- Mrs. Rose Streun, widow of John Streun, died at 5 p.m. yesterday of pneumonia, aged 51 years. She was born in Switzerland and came to this country when quite young. She leaves eight children: Mrs. Samuel Krebs, Mrs. Ada Pritchard, Mrs. Charles Meyer, Mrs. Rudolph Jenny, John, George, Carrie and Belle, all of Lee. The funeral will be held at the family residence on Saturday at 1 p.m. The remains will be interred in the Lee Corners cemetery. Rev. Daniel Ballou of Utica will officiate.

Studer, Jacob

Rome Sentinel
September 22, 1914

West Branch - Jacob Studer, a well known cheesemaker of this place, died on Monday affternoon in the Oneida County Hospital, Rome, after an illness of about two and one-half years. Anemia was the cause of death. He was born in Switzerland in 1860 and when seven years old his parents with their six children came to America and located in this place. The father and mother, and four children, have since died, a brother of Mr. Studer, John H. Studor of Stokes, and a sister, Mrs. E. O. Jones of Western, alone survive. Mr. Studer was a hard worker until ill health compelled him to give up and his many friends have watched with sympathy his losing fight for health. The funeral will be held in the Friends' Church here on Friday and interment will be made in the local cemetery.

Studer, John A.

Rome Sentinel
March 29, 1934

STUDER - Entered into rest in Utica on Wednesday, March 28, 1934, John A. Studer, in his 76th year. Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals on Saturday. Interment at West Branch Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

West Branch - John H. Studer, 75, of West Branch, died at 5:45 Wednesday afternoon in a Utica hospital. He was born near Berne, Switzerland, 76 years ago this May 10, and came to the country when nine years old, living in this vicinity since.

He was a farmer. Mr. Studer attended Friends Church at West Branch. Surviving are two nephews, Lloyd O. Jones of West Branch and Everett S. Jones of Stokes and a brother-in-law, Edward O. Jones of Lee Center. Mr. Studer never married.

Swancott, Lillian M.

Rome Sentinel

Rome - Mrs. E. F. Swancott, Lee Center, died late Friday afternoon at the Rome Hospital following an attack of pneumonia. She was born at Lee Center 40 years ago and was married 18 years ago to Mr. Swancott, who is a prominent lumber dealer. She leaves her husband and two daughters.

June 27, 1933

Lee Center, June 27, 1933 - Funeral services of Mrs. Lillian M., wife of Edward F. Swancott, were very largely attended from her late home Monday afternoon, 22 years from the date of her wedding. Rev. C. L. Martin, local pastor, conducted the funeral rites. Acting as bearers were George Sixberry of Durhamville, Edward S. Swancott, Louis Bartlett, Walter Barnard, Grover C. Flint, and Fred Cummings of Lee Center.

contributed by Karen Marsh

Sweatman, Nancy

Rome Sentinel
March 17, 1905

Lee Center, March 17 - Mrs. Nancy Sweatman, wife of Timothy Sweatman died at 10:30 am here today, aged 64 years. She had been ill about three months with a complication of diseases. She had been a resident of the town of Lee all her life and had lived in this village four years. She was a member of the M. E. Church and was very active in the work of the church. All who knew her held her in high esteem. Besides her husband, seven children survive: Zenas S. of Fultonville, Mrs. Lyon of Philadelphia, Mrs. Frank Grimm of Rome, William Sweatman of Lee Center, Mrs. Belle Dietrich of Idaho, Roscoe and Chars. Sweatman of Belmont, NH.

Sweatman, Timothy A.


Timothy A. Sweatman, Native of Lee died in Rome at an advanced age

Timothy A. Sweatman in his 84th year, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Grimm, 411 W. Bloomfield Street at 4:50 o'clock yesterday am. He had been in failing health for the past year and had been confined to his bed for the past four weks. His death was caused by a general wearing out of the system. Mr. Sweatman was the youngest and the last of a family of nine children and he was born in the town of Lee 84 years ago next November. His father was one of the early settlers of Lee, coming from Massachusetts. The deceased was a harness maker by trade and the greater part of his life was spent in Lee with the exception of four years spent in Illinios. In 1857 he was married to Miss Nancy M. Dickerson of Lee. Mrs. Sweatman died in Lee nine years ago and shortly after the death of his wife Mr. Sweatman came to this city and since that time had made his home with his daughter. Eight children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Sweatman, six of whom are living, They are: Mrs. Grimm, Mrs.John Lyons of San Diego, CA, G. W. Sweatman of Blossvale, Zenas Sweatman of Fonda, Roscoe C. Sweatman of Providence, RI and Charles E. Sweatman of Lacona, NH. There are also 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Sweatman was a member of the First M. E. Church. He was an honest and upright man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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