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Oatman, Philip H.Rome Sentinel
Oct 5, 1914
Verona Station, Oct 5 --Philip H. Oatman, a well known and esteemed resident, died at his home here on Saturday evening, aged 50 years. He was born on the Oatman homestead and always lived in this town. He was a mason contractor. Besides his wife, who was formerly Della Farnsworth, there survive six children, Forest, Lila, Lester, Gladys and Mildred and a baby at home; two brothers, Edward of Syracuse and Ernest of Rome, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Houser and Miss Lottie Oatman of Syracuse ; also his mother, Mrs. Philip Oatman, who lives on the old homestead at Verona. The funeral will be held at the house at 2 p.m. Tuesday. (Note: Burial in the Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Oatman, JosephRome Sentinel
June 18, 1926
JOSEPH OATMAN PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Oneida, June 18 -- Joseph M. Oatman, former vice president of the Madison County Motor Corporation Oneida, died yesterday afternoon at the local hospital after four months illness. He had been a patient at the hospital three weeks.
Prior to entering the automobile field in this city, Mr. Oatman conducted a large cider mill near the village of Verona. He was a farmer during his younger days in the town of Verona, where he always lived until his residence in Oneida two years ago.
Mr. Oatman was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the men’s brotherhood.
Surviving are his wife, two daughter, Florence, a member of the Oneida High School senior class and Alberta Oatman; his mother Mrs. Pheobe Oatman of Verona, and three brothers and one sister. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
O’Brien, Anna E.
Miss Anna E. O’Brien, 89, a resident of the Rome Home for seven years, died June 22, 1950 after a five year illness.
She was born July 22, 1860 in Canada, a daughter of Patrick and Mary Early O’Brien. She had lived in Rome 47 years and was a member of St. Peter’s Church and its Rosary Society.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Regan and Mrs. Catherine Coleman, Rome; a brother, James O’Brien, Cleveland, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 9 am tomorrow from the Griffin and Aldridge Funeral Home and at 9:30 from St. Peeter’s Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Taberg.
January 13, 1882
O'CONNOR - In Camden, Jan. 3, 1882, Elizabeth O'Connor, aged 6 years 4 mos.
Odell, AmbroseUtica Herald Dispatch
April 2, 1908
Ava - Ambrose Odell died at his home in this town at 1:10 pm Tuesday. Mr. Odell was 74 years old last Fourth of July and for some time had been in failing health from the general infirmities due to advancing age. He has resided in Ava for many years and was well known throughout the northern part of the county. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons and three daughters, Edward H., Daniel and Stephen Odell and Mrs. Harvey Bartlett of Ava, Mrs. W. B. Williams of Rome and Mrs. Lamont Barnes of Utica, also one brother, Samuel Odell of Cassville and a sister, Mrs. Sylvester Washburn of Oneida.
Odell, Edward H.Utica Daily Press
July 2, 1935
O'Dell - On Monday, July 1, 1935, at Rome, NY, Edward H. O'Dell, of Sunset Avenue, Utica. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home of Griffin & Aldridge on Friday and the funeral services will be held from the Hilltop M. E. Church, Ava. Interment will be in Ava Cemetery.
Odell, William D.Utica Daily Press
April 7, 1937
Odell - On Monday, April 5, 1937, at Rome, NY, William D. Odell of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home. Interment in Ava Cemetery.
October 6, 1889
Frank Olcott, an old resident of this town, died at his home about one mile east of this place last Sunday night, after a protracted illness. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, and three daughters, T. E. Olcott, Mrs. George Fox, and Mrs. William Moore of Lee, Jared Olcott of Rome, Mrs. T. A. Sheldon of Rupert, Vt., and H. S. Olcott, of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church at 11 o'clock.
Olcott, Mrs. Edward
OLCOTT - In Rome, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 1903, Mrs. Edward Olcott, in her 88th year.
ORCUTT - In Rome on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1905, Mrs. Margaret Orcutt, in her 91st. year.
Osgood, BeemanRome Sentinel
Nov 1, 1894
VERONA, Nov 1 -- Beeman Osgood, an old and respected resident, died suddenly at his home on the Tilden Hill road about 4:30 p.m. yesterday6 in his 89th year. His health had always been good and he was unusually active for one of his years. For a day or two he had been somewhat indisposed and had remained indoors, but yesterday felt well enough to undertake his usual duties and was milking when the summons of death came. He was removed to the house where her expired within a few minutes. When a young man the deceased came from Massachusetts to Verona with his father, Luther Osgood, and settled on the farm where he died. Mr. Osgood never married, For several years he made his home with his nephew, B. A. Osgood. Mr. Osgood has for many years been one of the most substantial members of the Baptist Church of Vernon, in which he held the office of deacon. The funeral will be held from the home of his nephew, B. A. Osgood, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Osgood, Bertha J.Rome Sentinel
Aug 23, 1917
Verona Young Woman, Home For the Summer Vacation, Succumbs to Brief Illness
VERONA, Aug 22 -- Miss Bertha Jeannette Osgood died yesterday at her home here. Miss Osgood was the daughter of the late Beman A. and Anna P. Osgood. She was born at the old Osgood Homestead in Verona, November 24, 1883. She was graduated from Oneida High School in 1899 and from Wellesley College in the class of 1906. Later, she took post graduate course at Cornell. Shortly afterward, she began her work as a teacher, for which she was admirably fitted by natural ability and high intellectual attainments, teaching one year in Verona High School, one year at Cohoes High School, two years at Norwich High School, for the past five years in the Technical High School, Syracuse.
She held the office of president in the Woman’s High School Association of Teachers, Syracuse, and was vice president of the Philathea Class of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in that city. In this class as in every position held by her, her power, influence for good can not be overestimated. In Early girlhood she became a member of the Baptist Church of Vernon and was ever faithful to its interests. Remarkable for her cheerful disposition and buoyant spirit her presence in the home was ever a delight. Along with her own delight in life and all its joys she was firm in her Christian faith and faithful in the work to which she had given her young life. Her attractive personality, her genuine friendliness and her sympathy for others in their joys and sorrows won for her a great army of friends. She was devoted to her family, strong in her friendships and ardent in her service for Christ and humanity.
Miss Osgood’s death occurred after a brief illness at the summer home of the family. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna P. Osgood and sister, Miss Nellie Barker of Verona, and by a brother, Frank Barker. A nephew, Halstead Barker, and niece Belle Barker reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence in Verona, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Note Burial in Verona CemeteryContributed by Bea Lastowicka
Osgood, Caroline BroadwellRome Sentinel
March 16, 1889
VERONA, March 16 -- Mrs. David L. Osgood of Vernon died at the home of her son Edmund at Stillman Valley, Ill., yesterday morning, aged 68. A week ago she was attacked by pneumonia and failed rapidly until her death. Mrs. Osgood’s maiden name was Caroline S. Broadwell. She was born in Trenton. In 1840, she married David L. Osgood and they came to Verona, where he was engaged in farming to the time of his death about fifteen years ago. About six years ago, Mrs. Osgood removed to Vernon. She leaves six children, B. A. and W. B. Osgood of Verona, Mrs. Carrie Tufts and Miss Mattie Osgood of Trenton, D. L. Osgood and Mrs. C. H. Wilber of Stillman Valley, Ill., also one brother and two sisters. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Vernon, and by her exemplary life had won the love and esteem of all about her. The remains are expected to arrive in Verona on Tuesday and the funeral will be held from the old homestead on Wednesday. (Note burial in Verona CemeteryContributed by Bea Lastowicka
Osgood, FranklinRome Sentinel
April 15, 1891
Verona, April 15 -- D. Franklin Osgood, aged 24, son of Mr. And Mrs. William B. Osgood of Verona, died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica, yesterday. About nine years ago the deceased suffered a severe attack of scarlet fever. Kidney difficulty resulted and from this he had suffered since. He was a member of the class of ’91, Colgate University. About ten days ago, while making preparations to contest for the Clark prize at the university, he was forced to succumb to the malady which soon ended his life. All that the skill of learned physicians and the care and of tender nurses could do availed nothing. In the death of Franklin Osgood, a young man of bright promise has been called from earth, and a dark shadow has fallen across a once happy household. The deceased possessed rare intelligence and was earnest and active in his desire and efforts to store his mind with knowledge. His ambition in this direction sometimes induced him to go beyond his strength. He had his hours for work and his hours for play. He was very fond of athletics and was always ready to take part as far as he could, in out-door sports. Added to his high ability was a genial, sunny disposition, which made for him friends of all who came tin contact with him. No student at Colgate was held in higher esteem that D. Franklin Osgood. By all who knew him, his death will be sincerely mourned, To the afflicted parents of the deceased the sympathy of the community is tended. The remains came here yesterday afternoon and were removed to the family residence, from which the funeral will be held on Friday at 1 o’clock. Dr. Maynard of Colgate University will officiate and the university glee club will sing. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Osgood, Jennie BeckwithRome Sentinel
Sept 29, 1934
MRS. HENRY B. OSGOOD, Dies at Oshksoh, Wis.
VERONA, Sept 29 -- Jennie Beckwith Osgood, who in former years spent many summers in this village, passed away at her home in Oshkosh, Wis. Thursday morning. Her death occurred after a lingering illness of almost three years.
Jennie Beckwith Osgood was born in Norwich, Conn., and her youth was spent in the East. She was married in 1901 to H. B. Osgood, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. W. B. Osgood life-time residents of this village. After marriage Mrs. Osgood’s home was in Chicago for many years and more recently in Oshkosh, Wis.
She is survived by her husband, Henry B., Oshkosh, and one son Franklin B. Osgood, both of Oshkosh, Wis.
Funeral services will be head in Oshkosh on Saturday , Sept 29, and a brief service with burial at the Osgood family plot in the Verona Cemetery on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Osgood, Martha TuftsRome Sentinel
March 20, 1923
Mrs. Martha Tufts Osgood, Well Known In Vernon and Verona Expires at Daughters Home
VERNON March 20 -- On Sunday evening, March 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. O. Mendenhall, in Wichita, Kansas, Martha Tufts Osgood passed peacefully from this life to the life beyond. The immediate cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage which resulted in a serious fall, from which she never rallied.
Martha A. Tufts was the daughter of John M. & Maria Franklin Tufts and was born in the town of Ava, on Oct 19, 1845, She was the fourth child of a family of nine, four of whom died in infancy, or early childhood. While she was still young the family moved to Verona and soon afterward to Vernon, where her early life was spent. She received her early education in the old Vernon academy.
On Oct 25, 1865, she was married to W. B. Osgood of Verona. Their married life began on a farm in Verona, to which was added a larger farm purchased by them across the road to which they removed. For years this property has been known throughout this section as “The Home Nest”.
Six children were born to them, Mr. Osgood and four children, H. B. Osgood of Oshkosh, Wis., Mrs. Edward T. Foster and Dr. L. J. Osgood of Chicago and Mrs. W. O. Mendenhall of Wichita, Kansas survive. The oldest child, David Franklin Osgood died in 1891, just at the close of his senior year in Colgate University. The oldest daughter, Ella M. Osgood, a graduate of Chicago University, died in 1901, after several years of marked success as a teacher.
All of Mrs. Osgood grandchildren are living, Franklin Beckwith Osgood, now in Colgate University, Osgood Toll and Ellen Snow Foster of Chicago, William Broadwell, Martha Tufts, Elizabeth and Ella Margaret Osgood of Chicago and William Rees Mendenhall of Wichita, Kansas.
She is also survived by two brothers, J. M. Tufts of Wampsville and C. H. Tufts of Vernon.
Both Mr. And Mrs. Osgood united with the Vernon Baptist Church in early youth and their interests and efforts, their life history, is inseparably connected with the history of that church. A woman of rare hospitality and of quick and ardent nature, always keenly interested in current events, and in the moral and spiritual development of young people, she endeared herself to a large circle of friends, by whom she will be greatly missed.
Mr. And Mrs. Osgood have been married nearly 58 years, having celebrated their golden anniversary in 1915. Soon after this anniversary they rented their farm and have since spent most of their summers at ?The Home Nest? and their winters with their children.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 20th, at Wichita, Kansas, with services and interment in Verona Early in the summer. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Osgood, William B.Utica Daily Press
July 2, 1925
WILLIAM B. OSGOOD 83 NATIVE OF VERONA DIES
Death Came at Daughter’s Home in West. Born of Revolutionary Stock-- Spent Almost Entire Life on Old Family Homestead.
Verona, July 2 -- William B. Osgood 83, formerly one of the best known residents of this vicinity and a retired farmer, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William O. Mendenhaff, Kansas. The body will be brought east and funeral services held from the Baptist Church at Vernon Sunday afternoon at 2. Interment will be made in Verona Cemetery.
Mr. Osgood had spent his entire life here, with the exception of the last five years, which he had spent with his children. His wife died about three years ago.
In the beginning of the 19th century, Mr. Osgood grandparents, Luther and Lucy Osgood, came from Wendell, Mass., to Central New York and selected for their future home the farm tow miles south of Verona. This farm remained in possession of the descendants of the owners until last spring, when it passed into other hands, the old hoe having sheltered five generations of Osgood’s. For with the first owner came his father, Capt. Josiah Osgood, who had served as an officer in the War of the Revolution, and who remained a member of his son’s family until his death a few years later. Captain Osgood’s memory was recently honored by placing a marble slab upon his grave in the Verona Cemetery by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
It was in the old home that William Broadwell Osgood was born in 1842. His father was David Osgood, the second son of Luther and Lucy Osgood and his mother was Caroline Broadwell of Trenton, N.Y. William was the eldest of six children. A sister, Miss Jeannette, died 22 years ago, and a brother, Beman A., also passed away six years ago. The others are: Edmund of Stillman Valley, Ind.: Mrs. Charles Wilbur of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Charles Tufts of Vernon.
Mr. Osgood attended the public school, Vernon Academy and Whitesboro Seminary. These advantages had been supplemented by wide reading and a close study of life. A kind heart, good judgment and an open purse led many to seek of this friend the counsel and help that never failed them. Mr. Osgood had always been an (eligible) and had achieved more that ordinary success. Many years ago he was made a deacon of Vernon Baptist Church. This office has been filled by a member of the family for a period of about 100 years. In Commemoration of this long service, Mr. And Mrs. Osgood presented to the church a handsome, individual communion set.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Oster, Ann M. CoxUtica Herald Dispatch
July 25, 1907
Rome - Mrs. George Oster died at 3:20 yesterday afternoon at her home on Turin Road, paralysis being the cause of death. She was first stricken about eight months ago and had since been confined to her bed. She was born in North Gage January 6, 1835. She married Mr. Oster at Trenton and they celebrated their golden wedding in this city November 16, 1904. They came to this city in 1889 and since lived here. Surviving are the husband and the following children: Charles W. Oster of Ridge Mills, Seymour Oster, Mrs. Eugene Dewey, Mrs. John Hofert and Mrs. George W. Lane of Rome. The funeral will be held from her late home Saturday. Interment will be in Ava Cemetery.
Oster, GeorgeWatertown Daily Times
November 15, 1913
Rome - George Oster, aged 82 years, a prominent business man of Rome, died Friday morning after an illness of two months. Early in September he suffered a slight stroke and since that time he had been in feeble health. He was born in Germany and came to the country with his parents when he was four years old, locating in Highmarket, Lewis County. In 1852 he went to Ava. Later he married and came to Rome, where in 1887, he engaged in the flour, feed and coal business. He conducted a grist mill at 119 John Street, where he built the Oster block. If he had lived until today he would have been 83 years old. On Nov. 16, 1904, he and his wife, who died six years ago, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He is survived by three daughters and two sons and a sister, Mrs. Edway Payne of Copenhagen.
Ostrander, Mrs. PhilipRome Sentinel
Nov 17, 1891
OSTRANDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Philip Ostrander her held at the M. E. Church on Sunday at 2 o’clock. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Ott, Jay A.Rome Sentinel
Sept 21, 1923
J. A. OTT DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS Well Known and Popular Roman Passes Away With Apoplexy
Jay A. Ott, 510 N. Washington street who was stricken with apoplexy on Thursday forenoon, while engaged in work at the plant of the New York Canner’s Inc., died at the Rome Hospital, where he was taken at 11:20 a.m. today.
Mr. Ott was born in the town of Vernon, son of Joseph and Rosalie Ott. The earlier years of his life were spent in that town and he served a term as postmaster of Vernon. He came to this city to reside some 20 years ago. For a number of years he was engaged as a traveling salesman. In later years he conducted a merchant tailoring establishment but had relinquished that business. In politics he was a Democrat and he served one term as alderman from his ward. He was a man of very genial disposition and always had a pleasant word for his friends and acquaintances. His death will be deeply regretted by all who knew him. He was a member of the Rome Lodge of Elks and Hathaway Lodge, F. and A. M.
Mr. Ott was a life member of the Oneida Count Agricultural Society and was for several years its secretary. He was a leading spirit in organizing the Romohawks and is conducting the carnivals of that organization which for a number of years were held in connection with the fair in this city.
Mr. Ott married Miss Helen Cagwin, who survives. He also leaves four brothers, Joseph Ott of Verona, Theodore and William of Vernon and George of Batavia. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Outtrim, Mary A
Syracuse Post Standard
March 29, 1911
Rome - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Outtrim, residents of Stanwix for some time, died almost together this morning, after having been inseparable more than half a century.
Mrs. Outtrim was born in Whitesboro eighty years ago last February. Her maiden name was Mary Hugill and she was married to mr. Outtrim nearly sixty years ago. Soon after they came to Stanwix to live.
Mr. Outtrim was born in England ninety years ago last January. He came to America when a young man and settled in Whitesboro. He had been a successful farmer.
They are survived by several children and grandchildren.
Outtrim, WardUtica Observer
July 26, 1904
Rome, July 25 - Ward Outtrim, the 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Outtrim of Stanwix, was drowned on his birthday last Friday in the Hudson River.
Mr. Outtrim operates the canal boats Martin Hyde and Goldsmith. they were lashed together and it is thought that the boy lost his life in attempting to cross from one to the other, when he fell into the river. Mr. Outtrim and the members of the crew were on the opposite side of the boat when they heard the splash. The boy's sister saw him disappear. The body was not recovered until Sunday afternoon. Ward was a bright boy, and the sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved parents.
Outtrim, AlbertusUtica Morning Telegram
August 16, 1920
Rome - Aug 15 - The propeller of an airplane cut off the top of the head of Albertus Outtrim of Ridge Mills, North of Rome, shortly before 6 o'clock this evening. The severed part of the man's head went into the canal and at a late hour tonight had not been found.
Mr. Outtrim had a canoe on which he had rigged an engine from a motorcycle on which was attached the propeller of an airplane. He and his brother, William, and Merritt and Clarence Crowell, had been riding on the Black River Canal and they went in swimming.
Afterward the brothers tried to start the engine, William turning the propeller blades, when the engine started. The engine was strapped down only on one side and it toppled over.
The propeller struck Albertus and took off the top of his head, just about the nose. Of course the young man was killed instantly.
The young man was born in Rome and always lived in this vicinity. He was in the employ of the Rome Brass & Copper Co. Surviving are the parents and these brothers and sisters: Fred of Texas, Earl, Frances, Mildred, Isabel and Gladys at home, and Mrs. J. C. Williams of Bellingham, Wash.
Owen, Jennie E.
January 3, 1896
OWEN - In Albany, Dec. 31, 1895, Jennie E., wife of Edward Owen, formerly of Holland Patent, aged 55 years.