Utica Saturday Globe, April 1901
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]: At his home on Front street Tuesday afternoon occurred the death of Richard Cole, for over half a century a resident of this village, aged 69. On March 26 he suffered a stroke of paralysis and remained in an unconscious condition until his death. Mr. Cole was born in England in 1832 and was the eldest child of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Cole. He came to this country when 2 years of age with his mother, the father having come a short time before. On the voyage over, the ship on which she took passage was wrecked and the mother lost all of her possessions except her son. The family came to Norwich about 1836, since which time, except for a short period when he resided in Plymouth, Mr. Cole had always lived in Norwich. He was a mason by trade and until the last few years, when ill health prevented, had always followed that calling. He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of E.B. Smith Post. G.A.R. In 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Cunningham who with three sons, Frank, George and William, of this village, survive. Another son, Herman, died two years ago. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Fannie M. Eldredge and Mrs. Mary A. King of this village. His funeral will be held from his late home this (Friday) afternoon. Rev. Wilson Treible officiating. The services at the cemetery will be conducted by E.B. Smith Post, G.A.R.
Bainbridge Republican, April 16, 1880Mr. Olny Winsor was attacked with his third apoplectic stroke one week ago Saturday last, and lay in an unconscious state till Monday of this week, when he died. Mr. Winsor was well known and respected throughout this section, as an industrious and honorable man, having passed nearly his whole life in the vicinity where he died His age was 63 years. He left two sons and two daughters, all living in this town, save one, Mrs. Rudd, who resides in Waterville, Madison Co. The remains were interred in the Episcopal burial ground on Wednesday, Rev. D.N. Grummon officiating at the funeral obsequies.
Chauncy Thompson & Fred Hager
Bainbridge Republican, April 30, 1880For the second time during the present academic year, have we, as a school, been called upon to mourn the death of one of our most promising students and companions On Thursday of last week, Mr. Chauncy Thompson died at the residence of his brother in Sidney Plains. Mr. Thompson was but twenty years of age at the time of his death, and was well known in this community. For upwards of five terms he had diligently pursued his studies, and had but recently left school in order to enter the employment of our postmaster, Mr. Nichols. On Saturday, the 17th inst., he was taken suddenly ill, and left on the evening train for Sidney. Upon arriving there, he was so weak that it was with difficulty that he reached the home of his brother Medical aid was promptly administered, but nothing could stay the hand of the destroyer; after five days of intense suffering, Death closed the scene. The death of Mr. Thompson is a sad coincidence. Last August, he, in company with Mr. Fred Hager, registered as members of our teachers' class. They were of nearly the same age, both the youngest sons of aged parents, and both were residents of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY]. They roomed together, and were apparently in the enjoyment of perfect health. In company they worked until nearly the close of the term, when Mr. Hager, feeling unwell, requested a short leave of absence. Too well we remember the afternoon he left us. Little did we think that he would never return, yet such proved the case. He was stricken with typhoid fever and died after a wasting sickness of four weeks Mr. Thompson continued with us during the winter, little thinking that he would so soon be summoned to join the companion whose death he mourned. As students and teachers we shall ever remember them. Surely the ways of Providence are past finding out, yet we know that "He doeth all things well." Their studies and labors are now unseen by us; however, we believe that, united they are today in the enjoyment of better privileges than earth affords. As a school we tender our deep sympathy to the parents of the deceased. With them we mourn. Verily we have been shown that youth and health have no promise of long life, and we trust that this solemn warning, so sadly remembered, may be of profit to us all. W.D.G.
Jared A. Redfield
Bainbridge Republican, June 11, 1880
The death of Archibald Robertson, one of Elmira's most honored citizens, is closely followed by the demise of Jared A. Redfield, which occurred in this city, Sunday evening, June 6th, at his late residence in the 65th year of his age. His decease will be lamented by all. He was born in Bainbridge, Chenango county. Mr. Redfield was a well known railroad man, but for the last four years she had been an invalid, having suffered from paralysis, a recent attack accelerating his death. he was for many years Superintendent of the local division of the Northern Central Railroad, preceding in that responsible office the present Superintendent, Mr. Robert Neilson. Mrs. Redfield and three adult children survive the husband and father. Of the deceased it may be truly said, he was loved by his family, prized by the community, and he leaves to the bereaved ones the heritage of an honorable name. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the family residence, No. 668 Park Place--Elmira Advertiser, 7th inst.
Corning Journal, June 11, 1880Jared A. Redfield died in Elmira, on Sunday, aged sixty-four years. He was a native of Bainbridge, Chenango county, and became a merchant in Corning in 1840, continuing in business for several years. In December 1849, at the extension of the Erie Railroad through Corning, he became the Station Agent, and subsequently was Station Agent at Hornellsville, and was actively engaged in the extension of the railroad to Dunkirk, which village was reached in May 1851. His marked qualificaitons as a "railroad man" led to his being appointed Superintendent of the Conhocton Valley Railroad, which was constructed in 1852-3, running from Corning to Buffalo. He discharged the duties with rare efficiency until 1856, when he was appointed Superintendent of the Canandaigua & Elmira, and Elmira & Williamsport Railroads, and he then removed to Elmira. When these became the property of the Northern Central Railroad Company of Pennsylvania, he continued either as Superintendent or General Manager, till four years ago, when he was suddenly prostrated by paralysis. After some months he partially recovered the use of the paralyzed limbs of one side, and could sit up for most of the day,but there was no restoration to health He could ride out, and could converse with family and friends, retaining a lively interest in general news, as the daily papers were read to him, when he could endure the excitement and fatigue. For a year past he has been quite comfortable; but a paralytic attack of the other side, a week before his death, destroyed all hopes of even partial recovery. At no time since the first attack had there been any reason to expect that he would ever again engage in the pursuits of an active life. During this tedious and exceedingly trying period of four years, (for one who was noted for his constant activity and energy) he was remarkably submissive, and he was sustained in this extreme trial by the consolations of religion. He awaited with sure confiednece, the final result, and thus he exemplified the faith of a devout Christian. He became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Painted Post (now Corning) in 1836, previous to the founding of the village of Corning. As a resident of the village for sixteen years preceding 1856, he was one of the most wide-awake citizens; always influential in anything projected for the interest of Corning. He was naturally a leader of those whose opinions on politics, church matters, village improvements, or social interests harmonized with his views. He was a valuable member of the Presbyterian Chruch, and was Trustee or Elder of most of the time of his residence. As Superintendent of the Conhocton Valley Railroad he won an excellent reputation He was sagacious, energetic, careful and persistent. His employees, of all grades, respected him as a very capable and efficient officer, and those whose duties brought them into intimate relations became greatly attached ot him. He held the employees to strict responsibility, as was necessary, but aimed to be always kind and just; and if, from his naturally impulsive temperament, his characteristic "push," he found that he erred by undeserved censure, he was prompt to correct the error. We understand that during his career of twenty years as Superintendent or General Manager, at Elmira, the same record was made, and thus he was conspicuous as a "railroad official." He was never ashamed of his religious professions, and was thus prompt to speak or to act.....deserved censure, he was prompt to correct the error. We understand that during his career of twenty years a Superintendent or General Manager, at Elmira, the same record was made, and thus he was conspicuous as a "railroad official." He was never ashamed of his religious professions, and was thus prompt to speak or to act as occasion offered. While bearing weighty responsibilities he did not neglect the weeky prayer meeting, and was for a series of years a Sunday School Superintendent, in Corning, and subsequently in Elmira. His first wife was Miss Mary Hayt, daughter of Dr. John C. Hayt, deceased, of Corning. He was married to her in 1838, and she died in 1854. He was married at Elmira about the year 1857, to Miss Anna C. Rose, sister of E.S. Rose, deceased, formerly of Corning. She died in 1872 and in 1873 he married the widow of his brother, Sayre Redfield, of Elmira. She survives him, and there are also, surviving, three children by his first wife, viz.: Miss Stella Redfield, Henry S. Redfield, (law partner of George M. Diven) and Mrs. Ernestine French (wife of Horace French, of Elmira). His oldest daughter, Miss Irene Redfield, a lovely young lady, died in March 1861. His funeral was very largely attended on Tuesday. Remarks were made by Rev Dr. Curtis W. C--?-- (for a dozen years his pastor at Elmira) and by Rev. Mr. Clark, Pastor of the 2d Presbyterian Chruch, of which deceased was a member. Both ministers spoke in high terms of his Christian zeal and usefulness.