Monday, April 23, 2018

Obituaries (April 23)

Sally Nickol
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Sally Nickol, wife of Robert Nickol, died of consumption, in Hammond, St. Lawrence co., N.Y., March 18, in her 34th year.  Early in life Sister Nickol embraced the Savior, but, like many others, "left her first love."  About one week previous to her death, however, it pleased Christ to "renew her in the spirit of her mind," and she died in full confidence of a happy resurrection.  Her loss is felt by a large circle of friends, but by none so keenly as her companion and five small children.  But what is their loss is her gain.  And we accordingly commit the dust "to the earth as it was," expecting that "when Christ, who is her life, shall appear, she also will appear with him in glory."   L.D. Ferguson

Raymond W. Parsons
Bainbridge News, May 31, 1956
Raymond W. Parsons, of 37 Haendle Street, Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday May 26, 1956, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  He is survived by his wife, Hope I. Parsons; a daughter, Miss Clara Parsons, both of Binghamton, his father, Ben W. Parsons, of Oxford, and several cousins.  He was a member of Boulevard Methodist Church, Binghamton, Afton Lodge 360 F.&A.M., Vallonia Chapter 80, Royal Arch Masons, where he held the station of high priest in 1953.  The body was removed to the Karschner Funeral home, Afton, where funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Melvin J. Dodd officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge.  Mr. and Mrs. Parsons and daughter were former residents of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].

William P. Lavender
Bainbridge News, June 28, 1956
William P. Lavender, 45, of 5 East Main Street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], owner of Lavender's Bainbridge Department Store, died early Friday morning at The Hospital Sidney, after five years of failing health.  Mr. Lavender was a bank examiner for the National Bank Examiners, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., until 1945 when he bought a store in Smyrna, and one year later, he purchased the Bainbridge Department Store which he and Mrs. Lavender have conducted since that time.  Born July 8, 1910 at Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Lavender. After graduating from high school, he attended New York University and the American Institute of Banking in New York City.  In 1934, he married Miss Louise Locke, of Englewood, N.J., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Englewood.  He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Chruch in Bainbridge.  He had sung in the choir at St. Peter's and at St. Paul's all of his life time.  He was a member of the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce, the Algonquin Grange, Bainbridge, and Whitehead lodge 184, F.&A.M., Cliffside Park, N.J.  Mr. Lavender will long be remembered by his many friends and associates for his gentleness and integrity, as well as his cheerfulness and great courage through his trying illness.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Locke Lavender, of Bainbridge; his mother, Mrs. Harry P. Lavender, of Hasbrouck, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Klein, of Wood Ridge, N.J., Mrs. Leslie Wilde, of Maywood, N.J., and Mrs. Robert Courtwright, of Ramsey, N.J.; four nephews; three grandnieces. The body was removed to the Harold Sherman Funeral Home, 58 West Main Street, Bainbridge, where Masonic services were conducted Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  The funeral service was held at St. Peter's Episcopal Chruch Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. James E. Wolfe, rector, officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Churchyard Cemetery. The pall bearers were:  Francis A. Demeree, Fred Hamlin, Milliard G. Howland, E. Danforth Knight, Jr., David Calhoun and Herbert Denton.  The honorary bearers were:  Dr. Edward Danforth, Dr. Ben L. Dodge, Kenneth E. Eldred, Louis B. Fairbanks, George M. Skinner, Harry F. Noyes, L.A. Orvis, Leigh W. Evans, all of Bainbridge; and Dr. Lawrence Gellerman, of Afton.

Hattie M. Banner
Bainbridge News, September 13, 1956
Mrs. Hattie M. Banner passed away Aug. 29, 1956, at her home on Guilford Street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  She had been in poor health for several years and was confined to her bed the last three weeks following a fall in her bedroom which resulted in a fractured hip.  Mrs. Banner was born Oct. 6, 1876, in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], the daughter of Chauncey and Celinda (Boldt) Ferguson, at the old Ferguson homestead, Searles hill Road, now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bliss.  Mrs. Bliss is a niece of the late Mrs. Banner.  On the lawn of the Bliss farm stands a maple tree known to the Ferguson family as the Centennial Maple as it was set out just a few weeks before Mrs. Banner was born, by her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Ferguson.  This tree has furnished shade for many family reunions and gatherings in past years.  Mrs. Banner was the youngest of seven children.  On May 24, 1894, she was married to Charlie G. Smith.  During their married life they lived in New Berlin, Binghamton and Otego and in New Milford, Pa.  Mr. Smith died May 25, 1929.  She was remarried on Apr. 5, 1930, to Robert L. Banner, of Bainbridge, and since has lived here.  Mrs. Banner was a member of the First Baptist church, of Bainbridge, a past member of the old Bainbridge Grange and a past charter member of Afton O.E.S.  She was held in high esteem and loved by all who knew her. She was always patient and thoughtful of others. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Banner; three daughters, Mrs. George Myers and Mrs. Lester Stead, both of Bainbridge, and Mrs. Wilmore Harp, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a son, Clarence Smith, of Otego; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren (a great-grandson, Russell Anderson Southard, of Otego, was born the day Mrs. Banner died); also several nieces nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Sherman Funeral Home in Bainbridge.  The Rev. Ruthven Chalmers, pastor of the First Baptist Chruch, Bainbridge, officiated.  Burial was in the family plot in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge, the bearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Ralph Smith and Russell Southard, of Otego; Robert Gordon, of Binghamton; Charles Myers and George Mulkins, of Bainbridge.
Loving memories never died,
As years roll on and days pass by,
In our hearts a memory is kept
Of one we loved and will never forget.

Death Notices
Chenango Union, September 6, 1894

SMITH:  In Columbus [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 20, 1894, Mrs. Lovice Smith.

ASHCRAFT:  In German [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 25, 1895, Harry C. [Ashcraft], son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ashcraft, aged 2 years, 6 months, 7 days.

HODGE:  In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 31, 1894, Mr. Charles Hodge, aged 32 years.

MERRITHEW:  Near Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 22, 1894, Mrs. Merrithew, aged 76 years

DARBY:  In Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], Aug. 30, 1894, Mrs. Mary Darby, aged 68 years, formerly of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].

LEE:  At Cedar Mountain, N.C., Aug. 16, 1894, Mrs. Amanda Gray Lee, aged 102 years, formerly of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Obituaries (April 23)

Rice Marvin
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Rice Marvin died in this village [Millport, Chemung Co., NY], on the 19th inst., after an illness of two weeks, leaving a wife and one child to feel their loss, aged 29 years.  Brother Marvin experienced the power of saving grace about nine years ago, under the labors of Rev. P. Tower, then in charge of the Wellsborough circuit, and became a substantial member of the Methodist episcopal Church.  In January last, while reading "Faith and its Effects," he was able to fully apprehend the end of the atonement for the complete sanctification of believers; and while worshiping with his little family at the domestic altar, his faith took hold on the Lord Jesus Christ, a whole Savior, through the complete sacrifice, and heard him say, "be thou clean."  From that hour until the weary wheels of life stood still, except for a few minutes when his reason was partially beclouded, "his sky was ever clear."  We deeply feel our loss, but it is his eternal gain.   J. Shaw.  Millport, March 22, 1850.

Celinda Margaret (Boalt) Hicks Ferguson
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.G. Smith, 419 Court St., Binghamton occurred the death of Mrs. Celinda Boalt Ferguson. She was born in Chenango county June 28, 1846.  In 1861 she married Samuel K. Hicks who died in 1868.  She was left with one daughter.  In 1873 she married Chauncey Ferguson, entering his home a cheerful companion, a willing and affectionate mother.  For many years she has been a member of the M.E church.  Also a member of the Vanderburg W.R.C. of Afton.  The funeral was held Nov. 27, 1926 at the M.E. Church at Bainbridge.  Her former pastor Rev. Frank James assisted by Rev. Williams officiated. Burial in the episcopal cemetery. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. W.R. Lines of Otego, also three daughters and one son, Mrs. C.G. Smith of Binghamton, Mrs. C.J. Fuller of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Mima Norton and Mr. George Ferguson, both of Bainbridge.

Mrs. George Barber
Chenango Union, June 20, 1878
Death by diphtheria occurred to the wife of George Barber at her residence near this place on Saturday morning of last week.  She leaves a husband and three children, the eldest hardly more than three years old, to mourn her loss.  The funeral will occur today (Monday).  Mr. Barber, and little ones have the sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction.

Eunice Lucretia (Lyon) Smith
1822 - 1895
Died, March 21, 18956, Eunice L. Smith, wife of Dea. J. Wheeler Smith aged 72 years, 6 months.  She united with the church at fifteen and until her death was an ornament in society, a treasure in her loving family, and a mother in Israel. She was married at nineteen and for fifty-three years has walked before her family a model mother.   Twelve years ago she received a paralytic shock which incapacitated her for labor and in all those years not a murmur has escaped her lips.  Having buried three children, she quietly folded her hands in death, leaving a husband and six children to mourn her irreparable loss.  Thus
"One by one earth's ties are broken;
Step by step age comes apace;
One by one farewells are spoken;
And the one last fond embrace."
Her funeral was conducted  by her pastor, Rev. F. E. Benjamin, text, Proverbs 31:28.

Death Notices
Chenango Union, September 6, 1894

GIBSON:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] Sept. 4, 1894, Effie A. [Gibson] wife of Frank P. Gibson, aged 30 years.

HALL:  In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 1, 1894, Mrs. Lucina Hall, aged 80 years, mother of Mrs. H.B. Seeley of Norwich.

CRANDALL:  In Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 1, 1894, Carrie N. [Crandall], wife of Joseph Crandall, aged 51 years.

GRIFFIN:  At Ireland's Mills, Sept. 4, 1894 James Griffin, age 12 years.

BARROWS:  In McDonough [Chenango Co., NY], Lynn [Barrows], only son of George and Mary Barrows, aged 3 years.

WEDGE:  In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 20, 1894, Mr. Isaac M. Wedge, age 67 years.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Obituaries (April 21)

Mary P. Wells
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Mary P. Wells, daughter of Daniel and Polly Wells, and granddaughter of Jerusha Briggs, died March 18, 1850, aged 25 years.  She had formerly professed to love the Savior, but by neglect of duty that love had grown cold.  During the last summer, she was attacked with consumption, which gradually wasted her strength until she fell a victim to the destroyer. While protracted disease was preying upon her, she had full time to survey her condition.  In doing so, she was led to the cross, and found peace with God through our lord Jesus Christ.  In her last moments she called to her bedside her father and mother, and sisters, and insisted on a pledge to meet her in heaven. She sent to all her former associates a request, direct form the gate of death:  "Tell them all to meet me in heaven."  This is the fifth young person whose remains have passed through our Church to the graveyard within a few weeks.  May the living lay these things to heart.  H.F. Row,  Sauquoit, March 25, 1850

Joseph Woodard
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Joseph Woodard, of the town of Columbus, Chenango Co., N.Y., departed this life Feb. 28, 1850, aged 45 years.  He experienced religion about twenty-seven years since, and soon after united with the M.E. Church, and remained in the Church of his first and only choice, till he joined the Church triumphant.  He had for a considerable time been afflicted with a spasmodic affection, which at times threatened his life, but through the means of medical aid, and the constant attention of a most affectionate and self sacrificing companion he had so far recovered his health as to give great encouragement to his anxious family and friends, having for a short time appeared to enjoy better health than he had for some time before.  He died just before midnight.  Having retired at an early hour in the evening, he had slept for some time, after which he was taken in a succession of spasms, and soon closed his mortal life. This brother married the daughter of Br. Dudley Hardy, who also departed this life about four months before the death of Br. Woodard; thus we have left in one family two widows, the mother and daughter, both of whom feel the loss they are called to sustain. But as those brethren were undoubtedly prepared, they bow in Christian submission.  This house and family have been a home for the way worn itinerant ministers of our Church for more than forty years, and many of our brethren in the ministry will feel to sympathize with the bereaved friends, and we bespeak an interest in their prayers, that the God of the widow and fatherless may sanctify this bereavement to their present and eternal good.   L. Beach.

Genevieve Bellinger
1914 - 1933
Funeral services for Miss Genevieve Bellinger, 18, whose life was crushed out in a Sunday morning automobile accident on the Norwich - North Norwich highway, one and one-half miles north of this city, will be held Wednesday afternoon.  A prayer service will be held from the home of the victim's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Bellinger of North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] at 1:15 Wednesday afternoon, followed by services at 2 o'clock in Emmanuel Episcopal church.  Rev. Lloyd S. Charters, rector, will officiate and interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery [Norwich, NY].

Harold Bellinger, 12, brother of the deceased and who was seriously injured in the same accident, was reported as resting comfortably at the Chenango Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.  The boy sustained a fractured skull and other injuries.  His left ear was badly torn and lacerated, but surgeons sutured it in the hopes it may be saved.  The skull fracture was reduced and there is every indication barring complications that the lad will recover.  Miss Bellinger's body was horribly mangled almost beyond recognition.  Her face and skull were crushed in, every bone in the face and skull being broken, and her left arm fractured.  That she was instantly killed was the opinion of physicians.  The accident, frightful as it proved to be, shocked the countryside, and moved the parents almost to distraction. 

Miss Bellinger and her brother had been in attendance at the Episcopal Sunday school and were enroute to their home in North Norwich at the time. The accident occurred about 11 o'clock near the Tiffnay home.  Miss Bellinger, driver, was proceeding north and by her side sat her little brother, only occupants of the family car.  A heavily loaded Reo trailer truck was traveling south. This machine carrying many cans of milk for delivery at the Borden plant here was piloted by Jesse F. Wynn of Smyrna, 34, brother of Charles A. Wynn of Smyrna, owner of the truck. Riding with Wynn was his brother-in-law, Frank Beesmer of North Norwich, who lives in one of Mr. Bellinger's houses at North Norwich.  He was invited to ride to Norwich when Wynn's truck came along as Beesmer and Bellinger were having a conversation in front of the latter's property.

It was not a head on collision, but the two motor driven vehicles sideswiped each other in such manner as to completely demolish the automobile and damage the rear of the trailer truck.  Both the Bellinger car and the trailer truck came to rest on the east side of the highway. All the marks in the road including the glass, dirt and debris from the wreckage remained on the east side of the road, an indication to those investigating the fatality that part of the trailer was extending to the left, when the machine came in contact with the passenger car.  The Reo is a six-ton affair, with cab and trailer attached behind. The trailer probably swayed to the left when the driver turned sharply to the right.  It had an overhanging body and when the impact came the car hit the front hub cap of the truck and then went under the overhanding body and was telescoped.

Dr. E. W. Wilcox, coroner, Sergt, A.E. Young and Trooper James Heath, District Attorney Glenn F. Carter and Deputies Floyd Padgett and Harry Watts were called to the scene of the accident.  Measurements were taken at the direction of the officials and photographs were also made.  The force of the collision was so great that it entirely removed the top and front seat of the car and jammed the body of Miss Bellinger to the floor board.  Harold Bellinger was thrown so that his head rested on the pavement with his feet and legs in the car.  It was estimated by Mr. Wynn, truck driver, that both the automobile and his truck were traveling about 35 miles an hour. He and Beesmer were questioned by officers, but no statements were taken down in writing. Wynn claims Miss Bellinger was not looking in his direction, and Beesmer says he was looking to his right and did not observe the approaching car. Because of his injuries Harold Bellinger has not been questioned as to his version of the accident.  It was reported that another car was following the truck but failed to stop after the accident.  and the identity of the driver had not yet been learned.

Although rendered unconscious by his head striking the pavement Harold recovered before reaching the Chenango Memorial Hospital to which institution he was brought by passing motorists.  Dr. E.F. Gibson, the Bellinger family physician, happened to be at the hospital, and he and Dr. T. F. Manley attended the injured lad.  Genevieve Bellinger would have reached her 19th birthday on August 3, next. She graduated from Norwich high school last June and was now pursuing a post graduate course. She was well liked by her associates.  was a member of Emmanuel church and school, and the Fellowship Class, and her untimely death is deeply deplored by all.  The parents and her brother, who will be 13 years old July 20, next survive. The brother also attends the Norwich schools.  Coroner Wilcox will hold an inquest in the case but he has yet fixed a date.  An investigation is also being continued by the district attorney and other officials

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Obituaries (April 19)

Eleazer Bidwell
Chenango Union, July 31, 1890
The death of Eleazer Bidwell, our veteran Democrat occurred at the home of his son, Alfred Bidwell in West Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], on Friday last, at the advanced age of 87 years.  Deceased was born in 1803, and at six months of age came with his parents to Smyrna, where he has since resided.  He was honest and industrious and was honored and respected by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. Though an invalid during the last eight years of his life, he retained his mental faculties to the day of his death.  As a good neighbor and kind friend he will be missed in the community where he has so long resided.  He had a strong belief in universal salvation, and in politics was an unswerving Democrat, having voted the Democratic ticket for sixty-one consecutive times, a fact he was always proud to relate.  His funeral was largely attended on Sunday, at his late home, Rev. H.S. Baker officiating.  His sons and grandsons acted as pall bearers and the interment was in the West Smyrna burial ground.  

Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, July 30, 1890
The funeral of Elizur Bidwell was held Sunday, at his late residence.  He was 87 years old, and leaves two sons, Alfred and Hosea. Deceased had been a patient sufferer for about eight years, having been bed ridden during that time. 

Melissa (Bidwell) Alcott
Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, January 17, 1903
We have just learned of the death of Mrs. Orello Alcott of Smyrna hill [Chenango Co., NY].  Mrs. Alcott was formerly of this place being the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Bidwell.  She was of a quiet and retired disposition and was very highly esteemed by all who knew her.  Several years since she united with the Free Baptist church in this place, and although her work has been brief in years, being but 27 at her death, yet it has been effective and will long be felt for good.  She leaves besides her husband, a daughter about three years old, a mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Bidwell, one brother, C.P. Bidwell, who deeply mourn her departure. The funeral is to be held at the Friends church in Upperville on Wednesday at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Baker officiating.

Alfred Bidwell
Norwich Sun, March 10, 1908
Alfred Bidwell died at his home in Bonney [Chenango Co., NY] Saturday evening.  The funeral was held at the home Tuesday conducted by Rev. H.H. Baker, singing by George Coy and wife.  He had spent nearly his entire life on his father's farm and was well known here.

Hosea P. Bidwell
Norwich Sun, April 3, 1917
Hosea P. Bidwell died at his home in Bonney [Chenango Co., NY], March 31, 1917, aged 83 years.  A son, Charles Bidwell, of Bonney with whom he has made his home survives.  The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Donald Williamson officiating and burial was made in the Friends' cemetery [Smyrna, Chenango Co., NY].

Charles L. Bidwell
South New Berlin Bee, February 10, 1939
The death of Charles L. Bidwell, 75, a lifelong resident of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY] occurred Monday afternoon at the family home just south of Smyrna village.  Mr. Bidwell served for many years as a justice of the peace, retiring from the office a few years ago.  Besides his wife there survive one daughter, Mrs. Merton Leete of Earlville and one son, Earl Bidwell, of South New Berlin.  A prayer service at the family home Wednesday was followed by funeral rites in the Baptist church at Smyrna. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery at Otselic [Chenango Co., NY].

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Blog Listing, April 2 to 18 , 2018

Listing of blog postings for April 2 to 18, 2018.

Posted April 12, 2018
Marriage Notices - 1855
     Lewis McComber - Polly Hall
     Lucius Hall - Laura Burlisson
     Theodore S. Winton - Emily A. Tilson
     Cortland Carruth - Valera M. Wells
     Benjamin Franklin - Sarah A. Avery
     Leonard Tuthill - Mary Bartlett
     Adam E. Stanley - Ellen Beebe
     Lyman Buck - Sarah Ann Crane
     Justis Woodard - Clarissa Persons
     Frederick J. Church - Eliza Crandall
     Jonathan Statts - Roena Scouten
     Thomas Swan - Martha C. Harris
     Daniel M. Rathbone - Mary L. Scott

Posted April 2, 2018
Charlotte A. Bennett (Bennettsville, 1872)
Rev. Harvey Smith (Coventry, 1872)
Death Notices  - 1872
     William D. Newell (Bainbridge, 29y)
     Charles W. PerLee (Norwich, 42y)
     James Stoppard (Smithville, 61y)
     Phebe Spaulding (Bainbridge, 83y)
     Arron Barr (East Norwich, 88y)
     J. Louis Crandall (Plymouth, 2y)
     Lottie Cleveland (Smyrna, 25y)
     Elisabeth Fish (Oxford, 89y)
     Helen L. Wildey (Afton, 60y)

Posted April 4, 2018
Death Notices - 1855
     Luther Newton (Greene, 74y)
     Albert Eugene Bingham (Greene, 6m)
     Samuel Canfield (Willet, 74y)
     Caroline Sturges (Norwich, 6m)
     Dr. C.E. Field (Oxford, 27y)
     Clement Sands (Oxford, 5y)
Death Notices - 1875
     Anna Cook (Oxford, 43y)
     Livonia lord (Pharsalia, 43y)
     Emma A. Raymond (McDonough, 14y)
     John R. Davis (South New Berlin, 31y)
     Abigail Smith (Smithville, 75y)
     Marvin Bennett (Bainbridge, 75y)
     Aaron B. Main (Oxford, 72y)
Death Notices - 1894
     Frances S. Wetmore (Norwich, 85y)
     Ruth H. Sergeant (Norwich, 85y)
     John S. Estabrook (Norwich, 1y)
     Nora May Mudge (Norwich, 1y)
     James E. Kirkby (Norwich)
     Williard B. Titus (Oxford, 8m)
     William T. Hazzard (Earlville, 42y)
     Elisha S. Fuller (Earlville, 60y)
     Alice Coldine (Coventry, 26y)
     Elmer E. Howe, (Mt. Upton, 33y)

Posted April 5, 2018
Robert Dunn (Norwich, 1918)  WWI soldier, died during war
Louis Earl Willcox (Oxford, 1918) WWI soldier, died during war
Devillo Davis (Norwich, Pharsalia, 1918) Civil War soldier

Posted April 6, 2018
Frances (Finch) Hayes (Bainbridge, 1918)
Lucy A. (Van Horn) Chapman (Norwich, 1918)
Alice (Firman) Quinn (North Norwich, Preston, 1918)
Death Notices - 1894
     Albert Ireland (Bainbridge, 43y)
     Cloamy Loomis (West Bainbridge, 70y)
     Janet Parsons (Bainbridge, 32y)
     Mrs. George Clapper (Afton, 65y)
     Mrs. Amos Alcott (Guilford, 87y)
     Mary A. Hall (Unadilla, Mt. Upton)

Posted April 7, 2018
Margaret M. (Van Valkenburgh) Leary (Greene, 1903)
Robert S. Martin (Greene, 1903)
Almeda (Beach) Salisbury (Waverly, Greene, 1903)
Gage E. Tarbell (Syracuse, Smithville, 1936)

Posted April 9, 2018
Jerusha Briggs  (Sanquoit, 1850)
Giles Crittenden (Cincinnatus, 12850
John Latham (Norwich, Guilford, 1855)
Death Notices - 1855
     Richard Gaylord (Norwich, 1y)
     Mary (Wilcox) Lewis (Preston, 70y)
     Amos J. Ketchum (Smithville, 27y)
Death Notices - 1872
     Asa Barnes (Norwich, 62y)
     Jesse Marquis (Norwich, 11m)
     Frank T. Wilder (Oxford, 2y)
     David Johnston (Bainbridge, 59y)
     Caleb Hoyt (Oxford, 85y)
     Infant son of John Rhodes (Bainbridge (2m)
     Benjamin Gilbert (Rondout, 73y)
     William  J. Brocket (Oxford, 13y)
     Mrs.  H.A. Olendorf (Harpursville)

Posted April 10, 2018
Sally Ann (Beecher) Flint (Lenox, 1850)
Murder of Robert Peaslee/Peesley by Samuel P. Hill (1886)

Posted April 13, 2018
Cora A. (Meade) Scott (Woodland SD, 1902)
Mary Hoag (Afton, 1910)
Mary A. Peckham (Dix, 1901)
James Purdie Knowles (Smyrna, 1910)
Frank B. Knowles (Smyrna, 1885)
Robert Hoxie Knowles (Smyrna, 1927)

Posted April 14, 2018
William P. Sprague (Smyrna, 1929)
Beatrice Mae Onan (Smyrna, 1934)
Charles S. Billings (Norwich, Smyrna, 1920)
Priscilla Willcox Billings (Norwich, Smyrna, 1926)
Samuel A. Billings, M.D. (Norwich, Smyrna, 1861)

Posted April 15, 2018
Marcia A. Brigham (Richford, 1850)
Phebe E. Boyden (Cincinnatus, 1850)
Lucy Chaffee (Palermo, 1850)
Death Notices - 1855
     Nancy Shiffer (Church Hollow, 66y)  
     Patience Phillips (Norwich, 77y)
     John Holcomb (Plymouth, 92y)
Death Notices - 1894
     Charles H. Barber (New Berlin)
     William Hall (Unadilla Center, Mt. Upton)
     Abel Bartlett (Chicago, Bainbridge, 86y)
     Mary E. Ferry Hanson (Newport ND, Plymouth, 20y)
     Isiah Nurse (Hallock IL, Bainbridge, 79y)

Posted April 16, 2018
Capt. Daniel N. Cone (South Otselic, 1876)
Emanuel Shampang (White Store, 1913)
Abigail J. Purdie (Smyrna, 1896)
Gertrude E. Stone (Smyrna, 1924)
Betsey Ann Cash (Smyrna, 1900)

Posted April 18, 2018
Jane Hamblin (Wilson, 1850)
Margaret Morsell (Macedon Center, 1850)
-?- Crapo (Lisle, 1856)  shooting accident
Death Notices - 1850
     Lovina Ann Carroll (Hinmansville, 3y)
     Dudley Everts (Suburn, 73y)
Death Notices - 1856
     Samuel Westcott (Jasper, Oxford, 77y)
     Curtis T. Allen (Bloomington IL, Hamilton)
     Helen Brown (Guilford, 91y)
     John Alexander Tracy (Preston, 12y)
     Robert Brooksbank (Oxford, 77y)
     Alfred Wilcox (Smyrna, 86y)
Death Notices - 1894
     Thomas Pabodie (Norwich, 80y)
     Isaac J. Ingraham (Norwich, 53y)
     Dennis Donovan (Norwich, 75y)

Obituaries (April 18)

Jane Hamblin
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Jane [Hamblin] wife of Heman Hamblin, died in Wilson, N.Y. [Niagara Co.], March 21, 1850, aged 44 years. She had been an acceptable member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for about twelve years past.  Her piety was very sincere, and of a stern cast.  For the last few months she was afflicted with aberration of mind of a somewhat peculiar kind, and yet in religious things she seemed to be quite sane.  In her most rational moments her hope in Christ was most firm, and she longed to depart and be with the Lord. There are left a husband and three children to mourn her departure.   D.B. Lawton

Margaret Morsell
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Margaret Morsell, widow of Kidd morsell, died suddenly, of hemorrhage of the lungs, at the house of Rev. G. Osband, at Macedon Centre, N.Y. [Wayne Co.], Feb. 17, 1850, aged 81 years, 10 months, and 11 days.  Mother M. in her youth was a member of the Presbyterian Church, but thought she had no experimental knowledge of the religion of Christ, till she sat under the ministry of the Rev. Wm. Ryland, in Prince George Co., Md., some 45 years since.  Since about the time of her conversion, her interests have been intimately identified with the M.E. Church. She has been a cheerful and faithful contributor to the charitable and benevolent institutions of the Church. She has also been characterized for her ardent religious devotions, and her unshaken confidence in a special Devine Providence.  Death came suddenly, but the evidence that she was ready for the summons, is every way satisfactory to all who knew her.  "The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance."   P. McKinstry

-?- Crapo
Chenango American, January 10, 1856
A sad accident occurred about one mile east of Chenango Forks [Broome Co., NY], on Tuesday morning last.  A man named Crapo, a resident of Lisle [Broome Co., NY], was out rabbit hunting, in company with his brother.  It appears from his own statement, that he was standing on a stump, with his gun, a double-barreled one, resting by his side; and that while in the act of stooping to remove some obstruction, his gun slipped off from the stump, and in its decent, the hammers of both barrels caught, discharging their contents in his left side, forcing a portion of his clothing completely into his body, breaking two ribs, and lacerating his flesh horribly.  Medical assistance was immediately rendered, but he was beyond the reach of human aid.  He lingered in the most excruciating agony until Wednesday morning, when he expired.  He leaves a family to mourn his untimely end.

Death Notices
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850

Lovina Ann [Carroll], daughter of Dr. William and Almira H. Carroll, died of consumption, at Hinmansville [Oswego Co., NY], March 7, aged 3 years and 8 months.

Deacon Dudley Everts died suddenly at his residence in Auburn, N.Y. [Cayuga Co.], March 26, 1850, after an illness of about one hour, aged 73 years.  The deceased had been a member of the Baptist church for a number of years.

Chenango American, Greene, NY, January 3, 1856

At Jasper, Steuben Co., at the residence of his daughter, Mr. Samuel Westcott, aged 77 years.  He was for many years a resident of Oxford in this County [Chenango Co., NY], where he has left a large circle of mourning relatives and friends.

In the village of Bloomington, Illinois, on the 18th ult., Curtis T. Allen, late one of the proprietors of the "Star Clothing Store," Hamilton [Madison Co., NY].

In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 26th ult., Mrs. Helen Brown, aged 91 years.

Chenango American, Greene, NY, January 24, 1856

In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], on the 16th inst., John Alexander [Tracy], son of the late Willard Tracy, aged 12 years.

In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 11th inst., Mr. Robert Brooksbank, aged 77 years.

In Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], on the 3d inst., of consumption, Mr. Alfred Wilcox, aged 86 years.

Chenango Union, September 6, 1894

PABODIE:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 5, 1894, Mr. Thomas Pabodie, aged 80 years.

INGRAHAM:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 3, 1894, Mr. Isaac J. Ingraham aged 53 years.

DONOVAN:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 2, 1894, Mr. Dennis Donovan, aged 75 years.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Obituaries (April 16)

Capt. Daniel N. Cone
Chenango Union, June 1, 1876
Capt. Daniel N. Cone, of South Otselic [Chenango Co., NY], died instantly, without premonition of heart disease on the 24th inst.  Capt. Cone was born in the town of Vernon, Ct, in 1804; was married at the age of twenty-seven; came to this State the same year, and settled in the town of Lincklaen, where he lived as an upright and highly respected citizen.  He moved to South Otselic in 1870, and has resided here since, until his death last Wednesday.  He leaves a family of four sons and four daughters, with his wife, to mourn this great loss; all of whom live in this vicinity, with the exception of Orello, who resides at Canton, St. Lawrence county; is a minister at that place.  Capt. Cone, being deeply imbued in, adhered to, and advocated strongly the Democratic principles. Being elected Assessor in February, 1874, he had assumed the duties of that office, in the performance of which, so far, he had taken a judicious, reliable and satisfactory course; thus giving evidence of equity and wisdom in his decided and unerring judgment.  He fully believed in a thorough retrenchment and reform, from the wild extravagance and corruption of many of the public agents.

Emanuel Shampang
Mr. Shampang died at his home in White Store [Chenango Co., NY] on Thursday last at 2 AM.  Although he was popularly known to everyone as Joseph, that was not name given him at his birth, but was acquired as a nickname later in life.  He was born in Lachine, Canada July 15, 1839, and had been for many years a resident of White Store, most of the time having owned and conducted the mill at that place.  Deceased was of a jovial and friendly disposition and had many friends in this valley who will regret to hear of his death.  He was a veteran of the Civil War having enlisted in the 184th Regiment.  Up to the time of the disbanding of the Post at South New Berlin on account of the inroads of death on its membership, Mr. Shampang was a valued member.  His death was the fourth loss of the kind sustained by the Post within a few months.  Besides his wife, deceased leaves surviving him a family of eight children, all of whom were privileged to be present at the funeral:  Charles W. Shampang, of Massachusetts; Mrs. Ida E. Young of Randolph, NY; Henry who resides at home; Mrs. George Law, who with her husband had just moved into the homestead; Frank, George, Fred and Archie who all reside in the vicinity of White Store. There were also present from a distance:  Mrs. Connelly of Randolph, NY and Mrs. Clark of Greene--granddaughters; Mr. and Mrs. John Beach of Lacona, NY, and Nathan Culberson of Butternuts.  Funeral services were held from the house on Monday at one o'clock, Rev. Duren of South New Berlin officiating.  Very fine floral pieces were contributed by the family and others.  The burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, White Store, on the family lot, where one daughter, Mrs. Wade, the victim of the sad tragedy at Guilford center a few years ago lies buried.

Abigail J. Purdie
Sherburne News, March 7, 1896
PURDIE:  In Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], March 2, 1896, Mrs. A.J. Purdie, widow of the late Thomas Purdie, aged 85 years.  Mrs. A.J. Purdie, relict of the late Thomas Purdie, died on Monday afternoon at her late residence at the age of 85 years.  She was a member of the Friend's Church, in former days one of its most earnest workers, until age and feeble health compelled her to remain at home.  She leaves two daughters and several grandchildren. The family seems to have been unfortunate, and adverse circumstances seem to have gathered around which should excite the sympathy of the whole community. The eldest son, Thomas Purdie, Jr., died quite suddenly some ten years since, and last year the youngest, and only son, James L., was taken and recently a son-in-law was placed in the State Hospital, at Binghamton, probably for life, and now each of the remaining daughters are very sick, the youngest not expected to live.

Gertrude E. Stone
Norwich Sun, October 21, 1924
Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY]:  This community was saddened on Sunday, October 19, by the death of Miss Gertrude E. Stone, life-long resident of Smyrna. She was stricken during the week.  The best efforts of doctors and a nurse were unavailing, and on Sunday afternoon she passed peacefully away. She was the daughter of John Q. and Susanna Knowles Stone and was born in Smyrna.  Of a quiet and home loving nature, she was always careful for the welfare of others, ever anxious to take her place in caring for the aged or afflicted and was assisting in the care of a friend when taken with her last sickness.  She is survived by an uncle, Robert H. Knowles of Earlville and a host of friends throughout this section who will be saddened by her untimely passing.  Funeral service will be held from the Baptist church in this village at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. C. V. Stocum officiating and interment in the family plot in the Willcox cemetery [Smyrna, NY].

Betsey Ann Cash
Morning Sun, Norwich, NY, May 11, 1900
Betsey Ann Cash of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY] was the victim of an accident Tuesday evening which caused her death.  For the past five years, she had been the housekeeper at James P. Willcox's and Tuesday evening called on Mr. Willcox's daughter Mrs. W.P. Briggs, who resides but a short distance away. About 8:30 o'clock Miss Cash started to return, leaving the house by the back entrance.  It was very dark and in going down the steps she fell and sustained severe injuries about the head and neck. She was taken into the house and Dr. T.G. Packer called. She died at about 11 o'clock.  Miss Cash was born near Albany, N.Y., seventy-four years ago and came to Smyrna with her parents when about eight years old, and had ever since resided in the vicinity.  She leaves a sister living in Sherburne, a brother in Earlville and another brother in Smyrna.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Obituaries (April 15)

Marcia A. Brigham
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Miss Marcia A. Brigham, died at her father's residence, in Richford, N.Y. [Tioga Co.], Feb. 24, 1850, aged 19 years.  Possessed of an amiable disposition, she endeared herself to her acquaintances at home and abroad, and was cherished with choice fondness in the family circle.  She was religiously trained, and early became pious.  To add to her education, already well commenced, she entered Oneida Conference Seminary, where she rapidly advanced in knowledge, in Christian graces, and in the confidence and esteem of all her teachers and associates. She returned to her doting parents to remain with them, it has been ordered, only a few short weeks; but during this period her piety, her anxious concern for the salvation of her young friends, her character, in all respects, afford consoling evidence to her deeply afflicted relatives and friends that she rests now with the Savior. Her sickness was short, but terribly distressing, and attended with delirium; but suffering God's will, she now has her reward, we trust, with God in heaven.   Henry Hannister,  Cazenovia, March 24, 1850

Phebe E. Boyden
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Phebe E. Boyden, wife of Wm. Boyden, died in Cincinnatus [Cortland Co., NY], January 1, in the 30th year of her age.  When death came, she was ready saying, "I am not afraid to die.  I am going, going to rest with Jesus." So quietly did she breathe her last, that we were constrained to adopt the language of the poet thus:
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep:
From which none ever wakes to weep"
J. Soule  Cincinnatus, March 20, 1850

Lucy Chaffee
Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Sister Lucy Chaffee, wife of deacon Albigeme Chafee, departed this life, after a lingering illness in the town of Palermo, Oswego Co., N.Y., January 17, aged 59 years.  As the clouds break away near the setting of the sun, after a stormy day, and the sun shines forth in all its loveliness, so with this dear sister.  She never manifested a high esteem of herself as a Christian, but an elevated and exalted regard for virtue and piety. Doubts and fears often troubled her during many years of a blameless, Christian life. But at the last closing up of her days, her evidence was clear, and her prospects bright; with a serene mind she smiled at the approach of death, and then passed away.    Ansel Griffith.  Gilbert's Mills, March 22, 1850

Death Notices
Chenango American, December 20, 1855

At Church Hollow [Chenango Co., NY], on the 6th inst., Nancy [Shiffer], wife of Phillip Shiffer, aged 66 years.

In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] on the 10th inst., Patience Phillips, wife of Rufus Phillips, aged 77 years and 1 day.

In Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY] on the 22d ult., John Holcomb, aged 92 years and 2 months.

Chenango Union, August 30, 1894

BARBER:  In New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 20, 1894 Mr. Charles H. Barber of Kirkville, Mo. Aged 37 years.

HALL:  In Unadilla Center [Otsego Co., NY], Aug. 20, 1894, Mr. William Hall formerly of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY]

BARTLETT:  In Chicago, Aug. 20, 1894, Mr. Abel Bartlett, aged 86 years, formerly of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].

HANSON:  In Newport, North Dakota, Aug. 14, 1894, of consumption, Mary E. Ferry Hanson, daughter of Henry W. and Lucy M. Ferry, formerly of Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], aged 20 years.

NURSE:  In Hallock, Ill. Aug. 12, 1894, Mr. Isiah Nurse, aged 79, formerly of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].