Press - Wednesday, January
Mrs. Jacob Venton – Death of North
Gouverneur Woman after long Illness
Aurilla, wife of Jacob Venton, a well known North
Gouverneur farmer, died at 3 P.M. yesterday after a long period of ailing
health caused from heart trouble, aged 61 years. Mrs. Venton was born
in the town of Macomb, Oct. 2, 1850, her parents being Sylvester and Jane
Hurst Washburn, pioneer farmers of that town. About 40 years ago she was
married to Mr. Venton and they had since followed farming in Macomb and
this town, where she was well known and most highly esteemed. Besides her
husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Onie Rourke of Natural Bridge,
Mrs. Fred Becker and Mrs. John Culbertson of Gouverneur, and three
sons, William and James Venton of Gouverneur, and E. H. Venton
of Antwerp. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Robert Bates of
Gouverneur; Mrs. Cynthia Downing of Macomb and Mrs. Edgar Wilson of
Depeyster and two brothers, Alvin Washburn of Evans Mills and Sylvester
Washburn of Macomb. The funeral services will be conducted from the late
home at 11 A.M. Friday, by Rev. Mr. Culligan of Richville and interment
will be made in the Babcock cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Raven arrived in town Saturday.
- Leon Shepard of Gouverneur, has been visiting his
grandfather, Theodore Shepard in town recently.
- Mrs. Youngblood has returned from a visit in Macomb.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lester Teall of Somerville, Mr. and
Mrs. Jermy Kelsey, and Mrs. Lottie Beers, of Theresa, spent
Christmas at the Riverside hotel in town, guests of Mr. and Mrs.
- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brown, have been spending
several days with friends at Hammond.
- Thomas Turnbull was calling on friends here
- Abigail Allen spent Friday with Mrs. Bion McGrane.
- Colon Lockie, who has been seriously ill for some
time is improving slightly and his friends and neighbors wish his speedy
- Mason Nichols visited his wife, who is confined to
the state hospital at Ogdensburg, and he reported that she is gaining
- Wm. Russell is spending his Christmas vacation with
his parents, and expects to return to his school work this week.
- Mrs. V. B. Churchill is suffering with eye trouble.
- Mr. and Mrs. George Hampton are spending the week
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Russell.
Pierces Corners –
- Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Downing and Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Downing spent New Year’s at J. Hurley’s.
- Mrs. John McLeod and daughters, have returned home
from Prescott, Ont., where they spent Christmas with relatives.
- Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Evans visited at Renselaer Falls
- Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Tann and children, attended the
Golden wedding at H. L. Woodworth’s Dec 22.
- Mrs. Robert Thayer and children have returned to
their home in Knoxville, NY. She was accompanied by her cousin, Minnie
- Beulah Stanton, who has been employed at H. D. Tann’s
has returned to her home in Rossie.