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Wadsworth, Dr. E. C.
December 24, 1895
Dr. E. C. Wadsworth, brother of Mrs. E. C. Birdseye of this place, died at his home in Brooklyn Saturday of cerebral hemorrhage and heart trouble. He was in his 57th year. He formerly lived in Sauquoit and was married here. he leaves his wife, one brother and three sisters.
Wager, Ada Carroll
April 14, 1923
At 8:30 am today at her home, 126 Turin Street, occurred the death of Ada Carroll Wager, wife of the late Frederick Lynden Wager of this city. The close of this beautiful life brings sorrow to a host of friends, for all who knew her found in her a true and Christian soul. Her whole life centered in her family, for whom she was an unceasing and untiring caretaker and for whose comfort and welfare she was concerned in her last conscious moments. Ada Carroll Wagar was born Sept. 5, 1857. On June 4, 1879 she was married to Frederick L. Wager, a prominent attorney of this city, whose death occured Dec. 31, 1906. Since that time her mother, Mrs. Caroline Bailey, and her youngest sister, Mrs. Grace Middagh, have made their home with her. two other sisters, Mrs. Jane Parsell of Ithaca and Mrs. Theresa Woodruff of Camden, also survive. She leaves one dauther, Mrs. Arthur D. White, and one grandchild. Mrs. Wager was for many years a member of the First Presbyterian Church in which she took an active interest.
Waguette, JohnRome Sentinel
Nov 20, 1923
John Waguette, 75, died suddenly of heart disease while cranking his automobile on the outskirts of the village Wednesday afternoon. Dr. J. D. George was summoned within a few minutes but reached his side just as he was breathing his last.
Mr. Waguette had worked for several minutes in an endeavor to start the engine. A final effort started the engine, when the man fell lifeless to the ground.
John Waguette was born in Alsace, France, in 1848. He served in the French War in 1871, later coming to the United States and settling in Verona. He was sexton of the Verona Cemetery and janitor of the Methodist Church and well known about the village.
He married Mary Elizabeth Dann, July 2, 1874.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Gene of New Brunswick, N.J., and Ray of Verona Station, besides a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Spencer, Brockport. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Waguette, Mary JosephineRome Sentinel
Nov 20, 1928
Mrs. Mary Josephine Waguette, widow of Eugene Waguette passed away last evening at the home of her son Leroy Waguette at Verona Station. She had been ill for about three weeks.
Mrs. Waguette was born in Stockbridge May 2, 1853 and had lived in Verona for sixty years. She was a member of the Verona Methodist Church. Mr. Waguette died several years ago and Mrs. Waguette went to live with her son about a year ago. She was a woman highly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will mourn her passing.
Surviving besides her son at whose home she died are a daughter , Mrs. Herbert Stanford of Brockport, a son Eugene of New Brunswick, N. J., a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cramer of Oneida, and two brothers, William Dann of Verona and Elmer Dann of Greenway. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
January 13, 1882
WALKER - In Lee Center, Dec. 29, 1881, Martha Walker, wife of Augustus Walker, aged 48 yr.
Wallace, Alice M. Castle
March 16, 1917
Stokes - At 10:30 o’clock last night the beautiful life of Mrs. Alice M. Wallace came to a close. Mrs. Wallace had been in poor health for some time, yet the seriousness of her condition was not fully realized until about three weeks ago. Alice M. Castle was a daughter of the late Thomas and Susan Castle, was born in Ava April 15, 1867, and was one of a family of 10 children, of whom seven survive: Mrs. Mary E. Conners, Rome; Mrs. Harvey J. Hurlbut, Stokes; Ambrose A. Castle, Rome; Charles H. Castle, Lee Center; Thomas A. Castle, Bartlett, John F. Castle, Taberg; and James H. Castle, Ava. She also leaves one son, Harold J. Wallace, aged 10 years. On December 26, 1884 she was united in marriage with John B. Wallace who died seven years ago. For the sake of her child she made a strong battle for health, her courage in the hardest moments being wonderful. When it was plain that there was no hope she told those who lovingly cared for her, “I am ready, all ready.” Mrs. Wallace was of a generous, sunny disposition, and lived a life of usefulness. Nothing but tender expressions of regret are heard because of her departure. Harold, the young son so sorely berft, has the heartfelt sympathy of all. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Friends Church and the Ladies Aid Society at West Branch. The funeral services will be held from the Friends Church at West Branch on Sunday at 12 o’clock, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Walters, Philip N.Rome Sentinel
Feb 10, 1908
Well Known Resident of Verona Dead From Heart Disease
Verona, Feb 10 -- Philip N. Walters, in his 78th year, died at his home a short distance north of Verona, at 2:40 a.m. today. He had been in ill health only a few days with heart failure.
Mr. Walters was born in Hesse Darnstadt, Germany in 1830, and on coming to this country, forty years ago located near this place where he had since resided. He was a very thrifty farmer and was respected by the community.
Three years ago this coming April his wife was killed walking the New York Central Railroad tracks. She was struck by a fast eastbound freight train and thrown directly in front of an approaching westbound passenger train. Since her death he had lived alone, except for his stepdaughter, Mrs. Henry Chargo visiting him frequently to see that he did not want for anything. His sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kuechter, of Syracuse also frequently spent considerable time with him. Besides these he also leaves two brothers.
The funeral will b e held at his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev A. C. Stuart officiating. The interment will be made in the Verona CemeteryContributed by Bea Lastowicka
Walters, SusanRome Sentinel
July 21, 1879
Miss Susan Walters, a highly respected young lady, living near this village, died recently of congestion of the lungs. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Warner, Ella Lause
January 13, 1882
WARNER - In Deerfield, NY, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1882, Ella Lause, daughte rof Anthony & Mary F. Warner, aged 14 years 3 mos.
Warren, JaneRome Sentinel
Sept 17, 1892
Verona, Sept 17 -- Mrs. Jane Warren died at her home in this village at midnight last night. The deceased was on of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this village. She was the daughter of Moses Sayer and was born in Saratoga county Nov 24, 1803. While a child she removed with her parents to Rome, and lived for about fifteen years on the site of the county house, her father selling the land on which that instruction is located. At the residence of her brother, James Sayer, of Utica, the deceased was in 1826, married to David A. Warren, who died in 1861. Since her marriage, Mrs. Warren has lived in the house where she died, which has been for more than 100 years the homestead of the Warren family. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss two sons and a daughter, James Warren of New York, Charles H. Warren of Verona and Mrs. Thomas Barbour of New York (Notre burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Washburn, Emma EdgertonUtica Daily Press
September 5, 1938
Oneida - Mrs. Emma J. Washburn, 74, died yesterday, Sept. 4, 1938, at the home of her son, Harley A. Edgerton, 302 Williams Street, with whom she had been living the past year.
Her first husband was Byron Edgerton and after his death she married Edgar Washburn who survives.
Mrs. Washburn was born in Ava and had spent most of her life there.
Surviving, besides her husband and the son, are one daughter, Mrs. I. J. Dennison of Whitesboro, three sons, all by the first marriage, Harley A., Oneida, Fred E. , Alexandria, Virgina, and Stewart L. Washburn, Albany; two brothers, Homeer Kilts, Oriskany Falls, and Warren Kilts, Baltimore Md., one sister Mrs. Franke Locke, Hecla.
The body was removed to the funeral home of C. Fred Campbell where services will be held Tueday, the Rev. Harry Landen Williams, pastor, First M. E. Church, officiating. Burial will be at Ava.
Washburn, Frank J.Utica Herald
March 27, 1935
Rome - Frank J. Washburn, 46, residing at 313 Cayuga Street, Riverdale, died in a Utica hospital yesterday.
He was born in Coonrod spending all his life in this vicinity. For 25 years he was a stationary engineer with the Revere Copper & Brass Inc. From 1907 to 1911 he served in the Marine Corps. He attended the First Baptist Church.
May 13, 1915, he married Mary Fahy, who survives, with a daughter, Jean Elizabeth, two sons, Earl Wesley, and Leo J., two sisters, Mrs. Jane Olson of Oriskany Falls, and Mrs. James Finley of this city, one brother, Harry Washburn of Storrs, Conn., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley J. Washburn of Rome.
Washburn, Wesley J.Utica Daily Press
January 3, 1935
Rome - Wesley J. Washburn, 75, janitor at the DeWitt Clinton School, died Wednesday after a siege of pneumonia. He was born in Taberg, son of John & Lavina Churchill Washburn and came to Rome in 1918, having been janitor at Rome schools for nine years.
Surviving besides Mrs. Washburn, who was Ann Ward, Taberg, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. James F. Finley, Rome, and Mrs. Janice Obrien, Oriskany Falls, a son, Harry Wesley Washburn, Storrs, Conn. There are nine grandchildren. Mr. Washburn was a member of the First Baptist Church.
January 13, 1882
WASHINGTON - In Rome, James Washington of Utica, after a lingering illness of five years, aged 32 years.
Waterman, Ellen M. Stedman
March 19, 1904
Taberg - At 8 o'clock this morning occurred the death of Ellen M., wife of Calvin M. Waterman, aged about 70 years. She had been in ill health for nearly two years but was feeling as well as usual yesterday until about 9 pm, when she suffered a paralytic shock, from which she never rallied. Mrs. Waterman was the oldest daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Stedman and was born in the town of Lee, but has spent the greater part of her life in this town. She was a member of the Taberg M. E. Church and will be greatly missed in the church and by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Philo Collins of Lairdsville, and the following brothers and sisters: G. R. and E. K. Stedman and Mrs. Susie Bailey, of this village, Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Ida Smith of Minnesota, Mrs. Jay Miller of Fonda and Mrs. George Gray of Mannsville. Notice of funeral will be given later.
Waters, GeorgeUtica Daily Press
November 26, 1931
West Ava - Nov. 23 - Tuesday evening George Waters, 81, passed away at the Waters homestead farm in West Ava after a long period of ill health.
George Waters was one of the best known and most successful farmers in the town of Ava. He never married. In company with his brother, William H. Waters, he conducted the Waters farm practically all his life.
Mr. Waters was especially interested in growing fruit trees and was thoroughly versed in the culture and the art of grafting the various varieties of fruit trees. The splendid orchard on the farm stands as a monument to his industry and his knowledge of growing and caring for fruit trees.
Mr. Waters was also skilled in the repair of engines and clocks.
George Waters was a son of the late John and Phoebe Castle Waters, and was born in England August 8, 1850.
He came to this country when one year old. The family first settled in Westmoreland and after a short time came to Ava where Mr. Waters since resided.
Surviving are two brothers, William H. Waters, Ava, and Thomas Waters, California, one sister, Mrs. Martha Clark of Taberg, and several neices and nephews.
Watkins, Clarissa AdamsUtica Herald Dispatch
February 24, 1911
Ava - At her home on the Belcher Hill Road below Point Rock on Wednesday, occurred the death of Clarissa E., wife of Theodore Watkins, after a short illness. The remains were taken by undertaker Clarence Trainer to the home of Mrs. Rhoda Adams, at Ava, widow of a brother of the deceased, where the funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church yesterday at 11 o'clock, the Rev. W. J. Lawyer officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery here.
Mrs. Watkins was born April 1, 1836 to John & Betsey Corwin Adams, who were among the earliest settlers in the village of Ava. She was in her 74th year. At womanhood she taught school for several terms in Ava and neighboring towns. In 1871 she became the wife of Theodore Watkins, then a resident of Ava, and 20 years ago they moved to the place where she died. Besides her husband she leaves a step-son, Frank Watkins, and her twin brother, Jesse E. Adams of Ava.
May 29, 1903
Miss Rena Webster, aged 20 years, daughter of Mrs. & Mrs. Andrew Webster, of North Western, met with a painful and shocking death Tuesday afternoon. She was sitting in a chair out on the green in front of the house doing some fancy work. At the same time she was grazing a colt (unbroken), the end of the rope halter being tied around her wrist. The colt in some way became frightened and started on a mad run down the roadway, dragging Miss Webster behind it, for she could not loosen the rope. Her body bounded over stones in the roadway, now and then being kicked by the colts hoofs in the mad flight. After running nearly a mile the colt was stopped by Thomas Kennedy and Mr. Mudge, and they cut the rope from the girls wrist. She was still alive but unconscious, and she died in a few minutes without regaining consciousness. Her clothing was nearly all torn off her body and the scalp was torn from the left side of her head and the left eye had been knocked out. The colt was stopped near the residence of Dr. Roser, who was summoned, but the young lady had passed beyond assistance. Miss Webster was born in North Western and attended the district school there. The community is shocked over the terrible accident, and all who had the pleasure of the young lady’s acquaintance will deeply regret her sad fate, and will sympathize with the members of the family in their deep sorrow. Besides her parents she leaves two brothers, Adelbert of Cape Vincent, and James Webster of North Western. Coroner Hubbard of this city was notified and after learning the facts he deemed an inquest was not necessary. I. Webster, the driver of the hook and ladder from Rome Fire Department was an uncle of Miss Webster.
Submitted by Adelaide Webster
Wehrle, Charles H.
February 10, 1928
Utica - Charles H. Wehrle, aged 51, died in the Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pa early this morning. He had been ill for about one year and went there for medical treatment. he had been an engineer on the D. L. & W. Railroad for the past 35 years.
Mr. Wehrle was born in Baden, Germany 51 years ago, a son of the late Raymond Wehrle. He came to this country and directly to Utica, when 9 years old. Since that time he had lived here where he built an excellent reputation because of his many likable traits of character. In 1910 he married Anna Evans of Rome, who survives. Mr. Wehrle was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and Order of St. Regis, the Eagles and Utica Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, No. 450.
He was also a devout member of St. Joseph’s Church. Besides the wife, Mr. Wehrle is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Dunn, Mrs. Arthur Elbert and Miss Anna Wehrle, and two sons, Charles and Harold Wehrle, all of this city.
Weiser, William F.Rome Sentinel
April 1, 1904
East Verona, April 1, -- Wilbur F. Weiser, in his 24th year, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Weiser, former residents of Rome, died at his home here at 5 a.m. today. Besides his parents, he leaves 1 brother and 1 sister. (NOTE: Obits says Death of William F. Weiser but then says Wilbur F. Weiser (Note: Buried in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Weiser, William H.Rome Sentinel
Oct 18, 1925
HIGGINSVILLE HOTEL MAN DIES AT AGE OF 93 YEARS
Ate Apple Pie Three Times a Day--Native of Germany
Higginsville, Oct 18, William H. Weiser, 93, one of the oldest inhabitants of the town of Verona and proprietor of the Higginsville Hotel, died at the hotel Saturday after and illness of only a few days.
Mr. Weiser was born in Germany March 16, 1833, came to the Untied States when a young man and went west in the gold rush of “49. After several years in California he returned to this section and had been a resident here for more than 50 years.
Exceptionally active despite his advanced age, the Higginsville hotel man enjoyed his reputation as an apple pie eater. That delicacy was served to him three times daily--at breakfast, dinner, and supper.
Patrons of the hotel not only marveled at his ability to consume apple pie but at the case with which he read newspapers without the aid of spectacles.
Surviving are his wife, Mary, and his son, Philip, who for 15 years has been associated with his father in the hotel business.. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
May 16, 1898
Oriskany, May 16 - On Saturday at his home in Oriskany occurred the death of John Welch, aged 72 years. he was a well known and popular resident of that village, having made it his home for the past 35 yeras. he leaves his wife, three sons, Michael, John and Edward, and one daughter, Mrs. William Wilson of Oriskany.
Wells, ElizabethRome Sentinel
May 9, 1903
Oneida, May 9 -- Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, aged 75 years, died yesterday at the home of her son, George H. Wells, on the road leading from Oneida Castle to Sconondoa. She was a native of Kent county, England, but had spent the greater part of her life in the town of Verona. She was the widow of James Wells. There are three other surviving sons, James of Utica, William of Verona and Owen of Oneida Castle, Mrs. Wells was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Verona, and funeral services will be held and burial be made there Sunday. (Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wells, Minnie Bell
January 13, 1882
WELLS - In Deerfield, January 6, 1882, of congestion of the lungs, Minnie Bell, only daughter of S. G. & Emma E. Wells, aged 8 yrs 6 mos 4 dys.
Wells, Roselie BeanRome Sentinel
Dec 6, 1915
VERNON WOMAN DIES Pneumonia Claims Mrs. Roselie A. Wells After Week’s Illness
Vernon, Dec 6 -- At her home here on Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Roselie Adams Wells, after an illness of a week’s duration. Although Mrs. Wells had been in poor health for some time the immediate cause of her death was pneumonia.
Mrs. Wells was the daughter of George and Mary Bean, who came from England. She was born at Tilden Hill August 18, 1858, where her entire life had been spent, excepting the past few months she and her husband have resided in Vernon.
In 1883 she was married to W. J. Wells, who survives her with the following children, Mrs. Oscar Law of Verona, and Mrs. George Sprague of Vernon; two brother, Charles Adams of Vernon and George of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Curtis of Vernon and Mrs. Eliza Loveland of Tilden Hill.
Funeral services will be held at the house Tuesday at 1 o’clock with burial at Verona.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wentworth, Charles H.
May 10, 1908
Charles H. Wentworth, 639 W. Liberty St., fell dead on W. Liberty Street, a short distance east of the Wood Creek bridge about 1:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. In compnay with Mrs. Wentworth and Mr. & Mrs. Wiliam H. Hunt, 721 W. Liberty St., Mr. Wentworth was on his way to attend the funeral of John De Wolf. He and Mr. Hunt were walking together and Mrs. Wentworth and Mrs. Hunt were in the rear. Just after they had crossed the bridge Mr. Wentworth sank to the ground and expired instantly. The body was taken into the home of Martin H. Mullin, 515 W. Liberty St., and Coroner Hubbard summoned. After viewing the remains the coroner gave the cause of death as heart disease, and they were removed to Mr. Wentworth's late home. Mr. Wentworth was born in Lee 55 years ago and had resided in Rome 21 years. Twenty-four years ago last July, at North Bay, he was married to Miss Mary M. Collins of Annsville, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Herman Wilbert, Misses Eva L. and Florence V. Wentworth and Chester P. Wentworth, all of this city. He also leaves two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Bork of Rome and Mrs. Mary Loren who resides in the west, and one grandchild. Mr. Wentworth attended the First M. E. Church and was a member of the Maccabees and Odd Fellows. He was well known and highly respected and his many friends will be pained to learn of his sudden death. He had for 16 years been in the employ of Hughes & Wilkinson millers and wholesale flour and feed dealers
Wentworth, Elvira Cleveland
January 6, 1908
On Saturday morning at 7 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Elvira Wentworth, widow of Edward Wentworth, an esteemed resident of this place. Mrs. Wentworth had been an invalid for many years, but her last illness dates from December 23, from which time she suffered great agony until the end came. Elvira Cleveland was born in Massacusetts Sept. 26, 1824, and was united in marriage with Edward Wentworth April 11, 1844. He died Nov. 27, 1897. Mrs. Wentworth is survivied by two children, Mrs. Lillie M. Burk, who resided with her mother, and Lewis F. Wentworth of Lee Center; also one sister living at Windsor, Mass. The following sisters recently died: Lucinda A. Cleveland who passed away May 23, 1907, aged 95 years, and Melvina E. Hurlbert, who died Sep. 1, 1907, aged 86 years. Mrs. Wentworth was most kindly cared for by the above named daughter, and William Burk, a beloved grandson. She was loved and respected by a large circle of friends who extend to the relatives sincere sympathy. Funeral services will be held at the family residence on Tuesday at one o'clock.
West, Joseph A.Rome Citizen
Sept 6, 1897
Sept 6 -- Joseph A. West died at his home in this village on Saturday night of paralysis. He had been ill about a year. He was born on the West homestead on the state road in the town of Verona. He enlisted in the 117th Regiment in August, 1862, at the age of 29. He served 24 months and was a good soldier, always with is company and ready for duty. When he was discharged in 1865 he and his brother Francis, who was in the service with him, bought a farm on what is known as the Sand Hill in Verona. They were in company about ten years, when Joseph bought his brother Francis out. He remained on the farm until four years ago, when he sold out and removed to Verona village, where he afterward lived. He was an honest, upright citizen, doing as nearly as he could as he would be done by.. He was an honored member of Joseph H. Warren Post, G. A. R., of Verona. He leaves his wife and mother, two sisters and two brothers. All members of the 117th are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday; Sept 8, at 2 p.m. at his late residence in Verona. (Note Burial n Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
February 3, 1882
WEST - In this city, January 29, 1882, Mrs. Mary West, relict of the late John West, aged 82 years.
Whaley, ChristopherRome Sentinel
Nov 18, 1903
Death of a Respected Aged Roman Formerly Resides in Verona
Christopher Whaley, aged 83 years, a well known and universally respected resident of this city, died suddenly in Utica this morning, although his rapidly failing health had made it manifest that his life was not to be for great length of time.
Mr. Whaley was born on Aug 11, 1820, in Verona, and the most on his life had been spent in that village, Ithaca, and Columbus, Neb. He first left Verona in 1856, going to Nebraska to reside.
After returning to his birthplace he was married in 1867 to Mrs. Cornelia Mitchell, who survives him. For a number of years, he conducted a drug business in Ithaca. After a second residence in Nebraska, Mr. And Mrs. Whaley again took up their residence in Verona, coming from that village to Rome about sixteen years ago.
When a young man, Mr. Whaley sustained a severe sunstroke, from the effects of which he never fully recovered, frequently experiencing the conditions resultant from such trouble.
Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. F. S. Williams, and a stepson, F. W. Mitchell, both residing in Rome.
While in the west Mr. Whaley joined the Episcopal Church but had never affiliated with local churches. He was the son of the late Dr. Alexander Whaley and the last of the family. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Whaley, Charlotte C.Rome Sentinel
June 30, 1903
Mrs. Charlotte C. Whaley, widow of Dr. J. S. Whaley, died at her home, 212 N. Washington street, at 12:45 a. m. on Tuesday. About five weeks ago she suffered a sleight stroke of paralysis and gradually failed. For forty-eight hours prior to her death, she was unconscious. Mrs. Whaley was born in Canajoharie on July 11, 1820, her maiden name being Charlotte Catherine Higgins. When a young girl she removed with her parents to Higginsville, which derived its name from her family, and where on Jan 8, 1857, she was married to Dr. Whaley. In 1862 Dr. and Mrs. Whaley removed to Syracuse, and a year later came to Rome. Dr. Whaley died Sept 21, 1886. Mrs. Whaley is survived by a son, Dr. James H. Whaley, with whom she made her home. In every way a most estimable woman, with a large number of friends and acquaintances, her death will be greatly regretted by all. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Whaley, FrancisRome Sentinel
Nov 3, 1880
Francis Whaley died Friday morning at, at his residence in this village, in the sixty-third year of his age. His death resulted from a shock of apoplexy sustained some years ago.; bur several weeks since he grew rapidly worse and died suddenly, although his death was not unexpected at any time. Mr. Whaley was one of a family of nine children of the late Dr. Alexander Whaley, one of the early settlers of the town, who died in 1871 at the advanced age of 91 years. His brothers, Dr. James Whaley, of your city, George Whaley of Adrian, Mich., and Christopher Whaley of Columbus, Neb., and two sisters, Mrs. A. Mc Lean of Verona and Mrs. Field of Otsego county survive him. His wife, a sister of the late Archibald Ford died Nov 28, 1878. He leaves four children, Geo. C. Whaley, Mrs. Charles H. Warren and Mrs., Harvey Hall of Verona, and Mrs. J. W. Allen of Constableville, Lewis county. Mr. Whaley was born in Verona and his whole life was spent in this village. His quiet manner, integrity and strength of character made every man his friend, and he was recognized as one of our repetitive men and best citizens. He had always been a leader among the Republicans of this town, and was several times elected to the office of road commissioner, and upon the death of the late Geo. Cadwell, about 12 years ago, was appointed the post master in his stead and had held that office since. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the Congregational Church. The services were conducted by Rev. Chas. F. Janes, who was assisted by Rev. A. R. Warner.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Whaley, George C.Rome Sentinel
Sept 28, 1900
VERONA, George C. Whaley Drops Dead
George C. Whaley, a well known farmer in Verona, dropped dead this afternoon.
He had been helping his man cut ensilage all the morning,
After diner, he complained of illness and on going to the door, he sank down and died.Rome Sentinel
Sept 29, 1900
GEORGE C. WHALEY’S DEATH
VERONA, Sept 29 -- The sudden death of George C. Whaley about 1 p.m. yesterday was a shock to the community. Death was caused by heart trouble, though it was not known that he was suffering from this disease and he had apparently been in his usual health. Mr. Whaley had been at work in his corn lot during the morning, but complained of feeling ill and did not eat any dinner. When the members of his family had finished the noon meal he went out on the back porch. Suddenly he reeled and fell and never regained consciousness. Dr. H. P. Johnson was immediately summoned, but Mr. Whaley had died almost instantly. Mr. Whaley was a prominent and influential citizen. He was 53 years of age and the only son of Francis and Susannah Whaley, and was born February 22, 1847, on the farm which he had spent most of his life. He had for many years belonged to the Masonic fraternity and was also a member of the Maccabees, and at the time of his death was a member of the board of education on the Verona Union School. Of a genial and pleasant disposition, Mr. Whaley was one who possessed many friends, among whom he will be sadly missed. Besides the widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Sloane of Frankfort and Mrs. H. D. Beaver of New York, and three sisters, Mrs. James Allen of Constableville, Mrs. Harvey E. Hall and Mrs. Charles H. Warren of Verona. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Whaley, Dr. James S.Rome Sentinel
Sept 24, 1886
An Old Oneida County Physician Passes Away
A Descendant of One of the Pioneer Medical Men of This Section - A Hard Working Physician in His Native Town - His Residence in Rome Since 1863.
Dr. James S. Whaley died at his home No. 70 Washington street, in this city, at noon today.
Three weeks ago Dr. Whaley contracted a slight cold. Neuralgia set in, and he became prostrated. He grew worse, and about a week ago, his stomach rejected al solid food. After that time until his death he subsisted on food in a liquid form. His physicians attribute his death to old age and general wearing out of the system. He was conscious during his whole illness, but suffered greatly. His death was peaceful.
James S. Whaley was born in Verona, March 4, 1806. His father, Dr. Alexander Whaley was a native of Connecticut. When 21 years of age he followed the tide of emigration that was setting toward what was then known as the “Black River District.“
He settled in Verona. The Oneida county Medical society was organized in 1806 and Dr. Whaley, Sr., was one of its charter members. James S. Whaley obtained a preliminary education at the district schools of his town. Afterward attended the Fairfield Academy and after concluding an academic curriculum, entered upon the study of medicine with his father. Matriculating at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of western New York, he graduated after a full course in that institution and immediately associated himself with his father for professional practice. In 1862 he went to Syracuse and the year following came to Rome. Here he commenced an active practice and was engaged in it until about eight years ago when he gave up work. During the time that Dr. Whaley was in Verona and after his father had ceased active practice, he was the only physician in the town and his ride was very extensive. He alone covered a territory which now requires the service of half a dozen physicians. Dr. Whaley was engaged in other spheres besides that distinctively professional. During his residence in Verona, he represented the town in the board of supervisors for three successive terms, and after the lapse of several years was again elected to the same office. In this city he had been connected with the Rome Savings Bank since it organization, and at the time of his death was its first vice president. Dr. Whaley was also at the time of his death vice president and one of the directors of the Fort Stanwix Nation Bank; also vice president and one of the directors of the Rome Iron Works. He has, at different times filled the office of president and vice president of the Oneida county Medical Society. As a member of the State Medical society he was elected a delegate to the National Medical Association at the meeting held in Chicago some years since. As assiduous worker in the profession in which he had attained considerable eminence, he was also interested in whatever tended toward the development and improvement of the moral and physical resources of the community.
In 1846, Dr. Whaley married Miss M. Louise Enos, daughter of Judge Enos of Westmoreland. She died 1850. Several years later he married for his second wife, Miss Charlotte C. Higgins of Higginsville, who, with one son, James H. Whaley of this city survives. Dr. Whaley also leaves two brothers--Christopher Whaley of Rome and George E. Whaley of Adrian, Mich., and two sisters--Mrs. Sarah McLean of this city and Mrs. M. J. field of Rochester.
The deceased was a communicant of Zion Church of this city and had been for many years. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Whaley, Mae P.Rome Sentinel
March 2, 1916
Mrs. Mae P. Whaley, in her 42nd year, wife of Dr. J. H. Whaley, died at her home, 212 N. Washington street, at 1 o’clock this morning. Her death was caused by neuritis, following grip infection. She was taken ill about a month ago and had been confined to her bed for the past two weeks. He maiden name was Mae Penfield, only daughter of Mrs. Annette and the late P. Demilt Penfield. She was born in this city and always resided here. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. On May 4, 1895, she was married to Dr. J. H. Whaley, who survives with two children, Celeste and James H. Whaley Jr. She also leaves her mother, Mr. Penfield. (Note: Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
February 3, 1882
WHEELER - In Utica, Jan. 26, 1882, Mrs. Margaret Wheeler, mother of Thomas Wheeler, aged 73 yrs.
White, Bethilda Hayden
January 22, 1901
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard D. Waldo, No. 640 N. James street, at 7:45 am today, occurred the death of Mrs. Bethilda Hayden White, aged 85 years. About two months ago the deceased, in getting out of a chair, fell to the floor and sustained injuries to her back and hip, which have since confined her to the bed, and rendered it impossible for her to move of aid herself in any manner. The cause of death was, however, directly due to the grip, although the attendant infirmities of old age had so weakened her system that it could not withstand the effects of the disease.
Mrs. White was born in the town of Western on Dec. 3, 1815, and up to six years ago had always resided there. At that time she removed to Rome with Mrs. & Mrs. Waldo.
The deceased husband was Otis White, whom she married at Elmer Hill on March 4, 1835. He died about twenty-five years ago at Westernville.
Mrs. White had been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church at Westernville for several years and always took an active part in its work.
Besides the daughter with whom she resided there survive a son, Orange H. White of Fernwood, Oswego county, also a sister, Mrs. Otis P. White of Westernville.
White, Mrs. Jesse M.
WHITE - In This city on Saturday, Dec. 21, 1901, Mrs. Jesse M. White, aged 84 yrs.
White, son of HermanRome Sentinel
July 17, 1900
Verona News, The young son of Mr. And Mrs. Herman White of Verona Station, who has been sick with diphtheria and was supposed to be out of danger, had a relapse Monday morning, and in a few hours died. His parents are greatly afflicted.. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
White, MargaretRome Sentinel
July 26, 1906
Mrs. Margaret White, aged 75 years, for many years a resident of this city, died on Tuesday at her home, 66 E. Chippewa street, Buffalo. She is survived by two sons, Frank of Philadelphia, Pa., and Charles of Buffalo.
The funeral of Mrs. White was held on Wednesday at her late home in Buffalo. The remains arrived here today and were taken to Coonrod for interment.
White,Michael M.Utica Herald
April 3, 1911
Rome, April 3 - Michael M. White, a well known and esteemed resident, died at 3:40 this morning at his home, No. 301 West Dominick Street. He had been confined to the house the past two months. The deceased was born in Germany and came to this country when a child and located in the town of Rome, near Coonrod, and there he lived till he moved into the city about four years ago. In Coonrod, 53 years ago, he married Mary Palmer, who died two years ago last November. Surviving are one son, Fred White, with whom he made his home, and one adopted daughter who lives in Spokane, Wash, Mrs. Charles Crimm, and one brother and one sister, Fred of Emerson, Ia, and Mrs. Adeline Hasoner, also of Iowa. The funeral will be held at the house on Wednesday.
Whittemore, BetseyRome Sentinel
May 30, 1876
Died: Whittemore - In Rome, at the residence of her son, John Whittemore, May 26, 1876, Mrs. Betsy Whittemore, in the 87th year of her age.
March 9, 1895
John Whittemore died at his home, 418 West Liberty street, at 10 am today in his 83rd year. Death was due to no particular disease but to a general wearing out of the system. The deceased was born in South Boston, Mass., May 29, 1812, and was the oldest son of Nathaniel Whittemore. On Jan. 21, 1834 he was married to Miss Lucretia Glover of Dorchester, Mass. Later they removed to Peterboro, N. H., where they lived for a time. In 1838 they came to this state and settled at what was known as the "Mills" at Coonrod where Mr. Whittemore conducted saw and grist mills. For some time he and the late Samuel B. Stevens of Rome kept a shoe store here. In company with his brother James he built the California House at Coonrod and kept it for a short time. He removed from the hotel to the farm immediately adjoining, where he lived until about ten years ago, when, on account of poor health, he removed to this city. As a business man, Mr. Whittemore's standing ranked high, but for ten years he has lived a retired life. In politics he was a staunch Democrat. Mr. Whittemore is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. John H. Crossman of this city, and Mr. J. Frank Eddy of Bay City, Mich., and one brother, Joseph P. Whittemore, a prominent lawyer of Detroit, Michigan.
April 1, 1864
Joseph J. Whittemore, a lad of 10 years, son of John Whittemore, residing near the California House, met, two weeks since, with a severe, and as the event has proved, a fatal accident. The lad was a play in his father's barn, and jumping down upon the hay loft, became impaled upon a pitch fork, the handle of which having previously been broken, and thus somewhat sharpened, entered his side, inflicting a painful but not very deep wound. Hopes were for a while entertained of his recovery, but the shock communicated to the nervous system had been too violent to permit the requisite reaction, and after lingering some ten days the suffering child at length slept in the repose of death. The afflicted family have the warm sympathies of the community in their bereavement, as the large attendance at the funeral on Wednesday last, and the tearful expression on many faces evinced.
April 5, 1864
A lad about ten years of age, son of John Whittemore, residing near the California House, about five miles from Rome, on the road leading to Taberg, met with an accident a short time since, which has resulted in his death. He climbed upon a beam in the barn in pursuit of hen's eggs, and after securing the eggs, jumped from the beam to the hay mow. A pitchfork with a broken handle was sticking upright in the mow, upon which the boy inadvertently struck and the sharp end of the handle entered his side, producing a very painful wound, which was not considered dangerous at first. It was found, however, that the shock had been too great for the system of the child, and after suffering about two weeks death relieved him of his pains.
Whittemore, Lucretia Glover
November 3, 1897
Mrs. Lucretia Glover Whittemore, widow of John Whittemore, who died at her home 418 West Liberty street, on Monday, was born in Dorchester, Mass., December 20, 1814, and was the daughter of the late Oliver and Lydia Glover of that place. She was the second youngest of a family of seven children and her death ends that generation. In 1834 the deceased was married to Mr. Whittemore, and later moved to Peterboro, N. H. In the year 1838 she with her husband came to Rome and settled at the "Mills" at Coonrod, where Mr. Whittemore was engaged in the lumber business. Later they took up their residence on the old homestead, which is now situated on the hill just west of the California House at Coonrod. About thirteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Whittemore came to the city, and afterward resided here. Since the death of her husband which occurred March 9, 1895, Mrs. Whittemore has lived alone. Although she had been urged by her daughters to take up her residence with them she preferred to remain in her quiet, cosy little home. The deceased was a woman of a loving disposition, and to those who were so fortunate as to possess her acquaintance her death is a source of sorrow. She was passionately fond of children and her home was a rendezvous for the children of the neighborhood. She was reared a Universalist, and, although not a member of that society, was an attendant of the church and contributed generously to the cause. To the family were born eight children, all of whom, with the exception of Mrs. J. H. Crossman of Rome, and Mrs. J. F. Eddy of Bay City, Mich., are dead. The funeral was held at the late home of the deceased at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. L. D. Case officiating. Selections were rendered by the Universalist choir.
September 3, 1867
Deaths: WHITTEMORE - At Rome, Ausut 28, 1867, of consumption, Willard F. Whittemore, son of John & Lucretia Whittemore, aged 23 yrs 8 mos.
Wilcox, William G.Utica Daily Press
September 12, 1917
There were two deaths at the Oneida County Home yesterday - William G. Wilcox, aged 66, admitted from Utica two months ago. He never married. He leaves a half sister who lives in Utica.
The other is Peter Cavana, aged 74, who had been in the home nine years, committed from the town of Marcy. He leaves one brother, Albert Cavana of Marcy.
Wilkins, Harriet H.
WILKINS - On Wednesday, March 7, 1928, in this city, Harriet H. Wilkins, age 56 yrs. The funeral service will be held from the Funeral Home of Griffin & Aldridge, 209. N. Washington street, Rome, NY, on Friday at 10 am. Interment in Rochester, NY
Wilkinson, George W.
January 17, 1916
George E. Wilkinson died at the home of his son, William E. Wilkinson on the River road, a short distance east of this city, at 6:05 this morning. He was in his 83rd year and was born in Lee. When 19 years old he came to Rome and formed a co-partnership with the late Jeremiah Rowley in the milk business. He continued in that until 17 years ago when he retired. He was twice married. His first wife, Miss Phoebe Rowley, died 34 years ago. His second wife, Miss Elizabeth Nisbet, died about 10 years ago. He is survived by one son, W. E. Wilkinson, with whom he resided, and four grandchildren. Mr. Wilkinson was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings and had many friends who held him in high esteem.
Williams, Albert M.Utica Daily Press
February 2, 1916
Rome - Feb. 1 - Alfred M. Williams of Brooklyn died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of F. C. Rathbun, 3?9 North George Street. He came here nearly two weeks ago with the body of this daughter, Miss Rene Williams, who was buried at her old home in New London. The father was taken ill and pneumonis developed which was the cause of death. Mr. Willaims was born in New York February 14, 18, and the family lived for a number of years in New London, return to Brooklyn 20 years ago and since lived there. He is survived by two children, Arthur N. and Miss Marion Williams, both of Brooklyn. Out of town friends will meet at Wiggins undertaking rooms Friday and the funeral will be held at the M. E. Church at New London.
Williams, Anna Barnard
February 2, 1959
Mrs. Anna Barnard Williams, 90, formerly of 603 N. Madison St., died yesterday in Murphy Hospital Home, New Hartford, after an illness of about five years. She was born in Fish Creek, daughter of John & Mary Campbell Barnard. On Nov. 4, 1900, in Rome, she was married to Russell J. Williams, who died Feb. 20, 1952. The couple lived for 50 years in New York City where Mr. Williams was employed by the Reigel Paper Co. They returned to Rome in 1939. She was of Presbyterian faith. Mr. Williams is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home, Interment will be in Lee State Road Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
January 10, 1899
WILLIAMS - In this city on Sunday, Jan. 8, 1899, of heart trouble, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, wife of D. D. Williams, aged 57 yrs. Funeral from her late home, 108 Stanwix street, at 1:30 pm on Wednesday and from the Welsh Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock.
March 12, 1901
Stokes - The death of Gilbert Williams, aged about 50 years, occurred this morning at his home near Stokes. The deceased had been ill only about a week, death being caused by pneumonia. He had been a resident of this vicinity for the past twenty years, coming from West Branch. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Anna Evans, and several brothers, among them Carlos Williams of Rome.
Williams, Mary Countryman
March 20, 1940
Stokes, March 20 - Mrs. Mary Countryman Williams, 92, widow of Gilbert Williams, passed away early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clinton L. Evans, with whom she had lived for the past 15 years. She had enjoyed unusually good health until taken ill two weeks ago. For the past ten years she had been blind. She was born at West Branch Sep. 21, 1847, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Starr Countryman. She received her education in West Branch schools and after her marriage to Gilbert Williams, they conducted cheese factories in Ava, Boonville, in Wyomning and in Cattaraugus counties. At times each conducted a separate factory. She attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rome. Surviving are the daughter at whose home she died, three grandchildren, Howard Evans, Stokes, Mrs. Robert Stevens, Rome, and Mrs. William Corr, Lee Center, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at th Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals on Saturday at 2 pm with the Rev. Harley S. Hill, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.
March 7, 1871
Death: At West Branch, Mrs. John Williams, age 58 yrs 10 mos.
Williamson, MaryRome Sentinel
Jan 17, 1902
Verona, Jan 17 -- Mrs. Mary Williamson died at 9 a.m. yesterday of chronic dysentery, aged 65 years. She had been a great sufferer for the past six months and her death was expected. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Grace Wagner of Greenway and Miss Mamie Williamson, three sisters in Chicago, Mrs. Partridge, Mrs. Baily and Mrs. Roberts, and one brother, Truman Swallow. The family have the sincere sympathy of the community. The funeral will take place from the late home one mile north from Verona on the Vernon road at 2 o’clock Sunday, the Rev. Devin officiating. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Otocber 5, 1930
Oriskany Falls, Oct. 5, - Albert Wilmot, 61, died suddenly Sunday afternoon in his home after an illness of a few hours. He was born at Florence, July 26, 1869, and was educated in Camden Public Schools. He married Miss Flora Ellis, Orisakny Falls, in 1901. Mr. Wilmot had been engaged in farming, retiring several years ago. He had resided in this section for nearly 30 years and was a member of Alliance Lodge, F. & AM, this village. Besides his wife, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Henrietaa Handy and Mrs Jennette Fenton, Camden, three brothers, John, Milan, Michigan, Junior, Topeka, Kansas, and Frank, Utica, and several nieces and nephews. News Clip: Oct. 9 - Funeral services were conducted for Albert Willmot from his late residence at Oriskany Falls Wednesday afternoon. The deceased, a native of Florence, was also a resident of this village and was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Emerson Willmot. Alliance Lodge, F & AM, conducted Masonic rites and interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The bearers were Charles Ellis, Clarence Munz, Ray Fenton, Hollis Ellis, and Earl and Clarence Graves, Camden. Among the relatives and fiends attending were Mr. & Mrs. Earl Graves, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Graves, Florence, Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Fenton, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Fenton, Mr. & Mrs. Jay Handy, Camden
Willmot, Margaret Chase
February 24, 1912
Camden - Mrs. Emerson Willmot of the town of Florence, died about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Fenton, in this village. Mrs. Willmot, who was 76 years old, had been ailing lately and on Monday she came here to receive medical teatment, and remained at the home of her daughter. While here she was taken more seriously ill, death resulting. On the 6th day of last October, Mr. & Mrs. Willmot celebrated their golden anniversary. She is survived by her husband and by the following sons and daughters: W. D. Graves of Florence (a child by her first marriage), Mrs. Henry Jewell, Florence, Junius Willmot, Topeka, Kansas, John Willmot, Milan, Michigan, Albert Willmot, Oriskany Falls, Mrs. Jay Handy and Mrs. Albert Fenton, Camden, and Frank Willmot, Utica. She also leaves two brothers and a sister, Mrs. Mary Hyde of this village. The funeral will be held next Tuesday at 1 pm from the residence of Mrs. Fenton.
Wilson, BenjaminRome Sentinel
Feb 6, 1911
BENJAMIN WILSON DEAD One of the Oldest Residents of Westmoreland Passed Away in His 92nd Year--Native of Newport, Herkimer County--One Much Esteemed--Had Attended Every County Fair But One
Westmoreland Feb 6, __ Benjamin F. Wilson, son of the oldest and best known residents of this town, died at the home of his son, Seymour E. Wilson, near the Verona town line at 10 p.m. on Sunday. Mr. Wilson had been feeble for some time, but he had mot been seriously ill until a few days ago. The infirmities of old age were the cause of death.
Benjamin Franklin Wilson was born in Newport, Herkimer county on Nov 11, 1819. When about twenty years old he came to this section and engaged in farming with his brother George, Mr. Wilson was married to Miss Susan Brewster on March 7, 1849. From this happy union a strong family circle grew, which included five sons and three daughters of whom the following survive: George B., James H., Frank B., and Seymour E. Wilson of Verona, and Mrs. Julia Adams of Rome. His wife died on Sept 1, 1890 He was the last of a family of ten children born of the union of John Wilson and Sarah Wheaton. Among the neighbors and intimate friends, Mr. Wilson was best known as :Uncle Ben” Of a happy disposition he found greatest pleasure in being surrounded by his friends who were plenty and numbered young as well as old. He was a strong believer in the value of the county fair and had never missed a single session since its organization till last fall.
In politics, Mr. Wilson was always a staunch democrat and was much interested in the welfare of his town and party. Although in his younger days he was repeatedly urged to accept office he always declined.
On the occasion of his 90th birthday anniversary in November 1909 he was made a surprise visit by about 40 of his nearest relatives. The event was most pleasing to him and none enjoyed it more than he.
The funeral service will be held at his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with interment in Verona Cemetery.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, FrankUtica Daily Press
Feb 7, 1927
FORMER RESIDENT OF VERONA DIES IN ONEIDA Frank B. Wilson, 67, victim of Angina Pectoris
Verona, Feb 7 -- Frank B. Wilson, 67, well known former resident of this town, died Monday at his home, Washington Avenue, Oneida. Although afflicted with physical infirmities for many years he had been in his usual health until stricken with angina pectoris. Mr. Wilson moved from this town to Oneida five years ago.
Mr. Wilson was born June 5, 1859, the third son of Benjamin S. and Susan Brewster Wilson and had spent most of his life east of the village, He married Miss Emma Soper in December 1884, In the spring of 1887, he united with the Presbyterian Church and remained faithful in its service throughout the rest of his life. He served as elder for many years. He possessed a pleasing personality and a kindly manner which endeared him to a wide circle of friends.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Esther Warren, Little Neck, L.I.; a son Clinton P. of Oneida and two brothers., James H., Verona and Seymour E. Rome (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)
Contributed by Bea LastowickaRome Sentinel Feb 8, 1927 ONEIDA
DEATH OF HIGHLY ESTEEMED CITIZEN
Frank B. Wilson, Formerly of Verona, Passes Away.
Oneida Feb 8, -- The death of Frank B. Wilson occurred Monday morning about 9 o’clock at his home 314 Washington Avenue.
Although Mr. Wilson had labored against severe physical infirmities for many years, he had been in his usual health until an attack of angina pectoris on Sunday morning. He as apparently resting easier from the attack and his sudden passing came as a shock to his relatives and large circle of friends. Mr. Wilson moved from Verona to the Washington avenue neighborhood five years ago and his kindly ways had made many warm friendships.
The deceased was born June 5, 1859, the third son of Benjamin F. and Susan Brewster Wilson, and most of his life had been lived east of Verona. Mr. Wilson was married in December 1884, to Miss Emma Soper, only daughter of Philander and Sarah Holcomb Soper. In the springtime of 1887 Mr. Wilson united with the Verona Presbyterian Church and he remained faithful throughout the years. For many years he served as ruling elder of the church.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Esther Warren of Little Neck, L.I., a son, Clinton P. Wilson of Oneida, and two brothers, James H. Wilson of Verona and Seymour E. Wilson of Rome.
The funeral services will be held at the home of Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Adlebert Warren of Remsen officiating. Interment will be made at Verona Cemetery.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, George B.Rome Sentinel
March 6, 1917
George B. Wilson, Stricken with Apoplexy in Oneida, Dies in Broad Street Hospital
Verona, March 6, Thi9s section has been greatly concerned in the case of George B. Wilson, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage last Thursday evening in Oneida. Mr. Wilson and his brother, James H. Wilson were to spend the night with a cousin, M. G. Goakes, in Oneida, and were to start early Friday morning to attend the funeral of their cousin, Almon Stewart, at Munnsville.
Just after leaving the depot, Mr. Wilson fell to the sidewalk and never regained consciousness. He was carried to the Broad Street Hospital and Drs. E. H. Carpenter and S. J. Wilson attended hi. All efforts failed to bring relief and he passed away at about 4 o’clock Monday.
George B. Wilson, was born Feb 16, 1853, the eldest son of the late Benjamin F. and Susan Brewster Wilson and had always resided in this immediate vicinity. In January 1877, Mr. Wilson was united in marriage to Miss Anna Maycock, who died eight years ago.
Of a genial, warm hearted disposition, his many acts of neighborly kindness made him a large circle of true friends. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Verona Presbyterian Church and many years a member of its board of trustees.
He is survived by a daughter and two sons, Miss Minnie M. Wilson of New York, George F. Wilson of Syracuse and Henry F. Wilson, who resided with his father; a granddaughter, Eleanor H. Wilson of Syracuse; one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Julia W. Adams of Rome, James H., Frank B. and Seymour E. Wilson of Verona.
A prayer service will be held at the house at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon and the funeral services conducted in the Verona Presbyterian Church at 2 o’clock by the Rev. Charles L. Luther of Verona and Rev. Willard P. Soper, a nephew of the deceased of Clinton. Interment will be made in the Verona Cemetery.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, George F.Rome Citizen
Jan 20, 1892
Saturday morning George F. Wilson died of pneumonia at his home, 110 West Thomas street, in his 75th year. He recently returned from Albany where her went to attend the inauguration of Governor Flower. While there he contracted a slight cold. A week ago last Sunday he took to his bed from which he never arose. Mr. Wilson was born in Newport, Herkimer county, April 28, 1817. In 1841 he removed to the town of Westmoreland in this county and located on a farm near Blackman’s corners, where he was engaged in dairy cheese making, and was one of the first to engage in that business in this county. About 1853 he removed to the town of Verona and continued in the farming business. About 1866 he retired from farm life and came to the city to live. Deceased was a very pleasant and genial man, and he had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who sincerely regret his demise. Besides his who, who Is very ill with pneumonia, he leaves three children, Mrs. Sarah Cagwin of Albany, John H. and Miss Helen Wilson of Rome; also four brother: Dr. Lyman Wilson of Oneida Lake, John and Larned of Verona and Benjamin of Westmoreland. ()Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, HerbertRome Citizen
Jan 6, 1891
Herbert Wilson, a young man of 29 years, died Sunday morning at the home of his father B. F. Wilson. The deceased had been in poor health for the past five years. He leaves his wife and two children. Also his father, three sisters and four brothers. The funeral occurs Wednesday noon. (Note burial in Verona cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Lucy Emily Jacocks
February 8, 1912
Lucy Emily Wilson died at 32 Faxton Street, Utica, on Wednesday. She was born near West Branch, Oct. 11, 1836, and was a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Jacobs. She was married in 1863 to Harrison Wilson of this city. In 1868 Mr. Wilson went to Colorado and located at Evergreen, about 30 miles from Denver. Two years later Mrs. Wilson joined her husband and they resided on the same place until Mr. Wilson's death in 1889. Mrs. Wilson was then left with the care of the ranch, as their two children had died when small. A few years after Mrs. Wilson came to Oneida county visiting and as most of her relatives and those of her husband resided here she decided to close up her financial affairs in Colorado and return to this state to spend her declining years. The subject of this sketch was a woman of rare personal ability, ever ready to aid those in sickness or distress, and her willing hands found a large field for work in their western home. She taught school for some time in their early days in Colorado, being one of the first teachers in that section of the country. She was a member of the First M. E. Church of this city, where the funeral will be held at 1 pm Friday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Wilson, Mrs. BenjaminRome Sentinel
Sept 1, 1900
Mrs Benj. F. Wilson was stricken with paralysis at her home two miles east of this village at 11 o’clock this forenoon and died soon thereafter. Her husband, five sons, James, Frank, George, Herbert, and Seymour, all of Verona and two daughters, Mrs. Soper of Verona and Mrs. Adams of Ridge Mills survive. The deceased was an old and honored resident of this town.Rome Sentinel
Sept 2, 1890
VERONA, Sept 2 - The sudden death of Mrs. Benjamin F. Wilson yesterday, from apoplexy, cast a gloom over the community. Mrs. Wilson lived one mile east of Blackman’s corners. Yesterday morning she seemed usually well and engaged in washing and other household duties. About 11 a.m. she stepped to the door of the porch and, as she turned to go inside the house, it was noticed that her step was unsteady. Some of the members of the family went to her. She spoke a few words. Kind hands assisted her to bed, where she soon became unconscious and death followed very shortly. Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of Justus Brewster, who formerly lived about three-fourths of a mile south of Blackman’s Corners on the farm now occupied by George Stook. She was born there and was one of four children, of whom two are living; A. F. Brewster and Mrs. Polly Williams of Verona. She had been married about 41 years. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Willard Brewster, Mrs. W. H. Soper and Mrs Wylie Adams of Ridge Mills and five sons, George, James, Frank, Herbert and Seymour of Verona. This is the first time that death has entered Mrs. Wilson’s large family circle. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the late residence. Interment at Verona Cemetery.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Cornelia C.Rome Sentinel
April 13, 1903
Death of an Old Much Esteemed Resident of This City
Mrs. Cornelia C. Wilson, in her 85th year, widow of George F. Wilson, after an illness of two weeks from bronchial pneumonia, died at her home, 110 W. Thomas street, at 9:30 a.m. today. She had been in failing health the past two years.
Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Solomon Jefferson, and was born in Floyd on May 15, 1818. Her parents were long residents of that town and are well remembered by the older people there, and were held in high esteem. Miss Jefferson lived there until her marriage to George F. Wilson, which took place on Jan, 21, 1844, when the newly married couple removed to Verona, where the groom was for many years a prosperous farmer. In 1866, they came to Rome, where Mr. Wilson died 11 years ago last January.
The surviving near relatives are one son, John H, Wilson and two daughters, Mrs. Sarah J. Cagwin and Miss Helen A. Wilson, all residing in this city, and one brother, DeWitt Clinton Jefferson of Lacrosse, Wis.
Mrs. Wilson was of cheerful disposition and her many excellent qualities won for her a host of friends. Her nature was essentially domestic and her home and children were her chief delight. She was a kind neighbor and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. She was a member of the First M. E. Church. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, George F.Rome Sentinel
Jan 16, 1892
George F. Wilson died of pneumonia at his home, 100 West Thomas street, at 1:30 a.m. today, in his 75th year. He went to Albany to attend the inauguration of Gov. Flower and returned on Thursday, Jan 7, feeling somewhat indisposed from a cold which he had taken. On Sunday, Jan 10, he took to his bed. Mr. Wilson was born in Newport, Herkimer county, April 28, 1817. In 1841 he removed to the town of Westmoreland in this county and located on a farm near Blackman’s Corners. He was one of the first farmers in this county to enter into the business of dairy cheese making. About 1853 he removed to the town of Verona and continues in the farming business. About 1866 he retired from farm life and came to this city to live. Mr. Wilson was a very genial man and always had a pleasant word and a smile for his friends and acquaintances. A man of the strictest integrity, he had the esteemed of all who knew him. Besides his wife, who is very ill with pneumonia, he leaves three children: Mrs. Sarah Cagwin of Albany, John H., and Miss Helen Wilson of Rome; also four brothers; Dr. Lyman Wilson of Oneida Lake, John and Larned of Verona and Benjamin of Westmoreland. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery There was also an article of his death in the Rome Citizen Jan 20, 1982)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Estella M. CagwinRome Sentinel
Died June 10, 1929
MRS. GROVE H. WILSON PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Estella M. Cagwin, wife of Grove H. Wilson, 117 Turin Street, passed away at 8 o'clock Monday night after a serious illness of over a year.
Mrs. Wilson was born in the town of Verona October 10, 1870, a daughter of Theodore and Ella Beach Cagwin, and lived there until 1900. She was graduated from the Hamilton Ladies Seminary, class of 1888, and was married to Mr. Wilson on Oct 10 1893. She was a member of the Verona M. E. Church. Besides her husband she leaves one brother, Ward J. Cagwin of Rome. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, John H.Rome Sentinel
April 25 1914
Struck By Central Train Near Oneida Station Body Terribly Mutilated
Last seen alive by friends about midnight--body found five hours later -- was born in Vernon 32 years ago, the son of Dr. And Mrs. S. J. Wilson -- Employed by the city.
ONEIDA, April 25 -- The body of John H. Wilson was found in a terribly mutilated condition at 5 o’clock this morning between tracks 1 and 2 between the New York Central Station and the Warner street crossing, the first crossing west of the station. It was taken to the Kenna undertaking rooms to await the arrival of the coroner.
Exactly how Mr. Wilson happened to meet death is unknown but it is very evident that he was shit by a train, presumably between 1 and 2 o’clock this morning. Why he was on the railroad tracks at that hour is a mystery. He was seen around the city until about midnight. His watch stopped at 1:19. It is believed that he was struck by the engine, thrown forward and directly on to the tracks again when the entire train passed over the legs, judging from the nature of the injuries. Death must have been instantaneous.
Mr. Wilson was a highly esteemed and well connected resident of this city. He was born in Vernon about 32 years ago and was the only child of Dr. and Mrs. S. J. Wilson of Lennox avenue. Dr. Wilson is one of Oneida’s leading physicians. The family came to Oneida about 18 years ago. The young man attended Syracuse University but because of poor health at the time had to give up his studies before graduation. He had been employed in various capacities here but for some time had been in charge of the street laborers working under the Public Works Commission.
He was unmarried and one of the most popular and best known young men of this city. His death is a crushing blow to his parents and the entire city mourns his death. His parents alone survive. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Jemima CagwinRome Sentinel
March 2, 1899
Mrs. L. K. Wilson, and esteemed resident of Blackman’s Corners, died on Wednesday night of heart failure. She was taken ill on Sunday. Her husband and five children survive.Rome Sentinel
March 3, 1899
VERONA, March 3 -- Jemima Cagwin, wife of Larnard K. Wilson, died at her home at Blackman’s Corners on Wednesday evening, aged 65 years. The deceased had been in poor health for a long time, but had been seriously ill only since Sunday. The cause of her death was uremia , with which she has been prostrated three times in the past year. Mrs. Wilson was a devoted mother and a kind neighbor, possessed of those estimable qualities that made her acquaintance and friendship valued by all. It is not alone among the members of her immediate family that her loss will sorely felt, but also in the membership of the M. E. Church of which she has long been an earnest, active and substantial member, ready and willing to do all in her power for the advancement of his interest. Besides the husband, she is survived by these children; Mrs. I. J. Cook, Verona; Mrs. Davis of New Hartford, George H.; Forest L. and Burr C. Wilson of Verona; also one sister, Mrs. H. J. Hart of San Francisco and two brothers, Henry Cagwin of Missouri and Marenus Cagwin of Verona. The funeral will be held at her late home Saturday at 2 p.m. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Larnard Jr.Rome Sentinel
March 18, 1895KILLED BY THE CARS
L. K. Wilson Jr. of Verona Struck by a Train at Vernon
Vernon March 18 -- Larnard K. Wilson Jr. of Verona was almost instantly killed by the cars here at 1:10 p.m. today. He was driving his team across the West Shore railroad tracks at Verona street and was struck by a west -bound freight train. An express train had just gone east and M\r. Wilson drove on to the tracks without noticing the approach of the freight. The train struck the sleigh and wrecked it and threw Mr. Wilson out on the tracks, where he was found by Agent Trimm and others and carried to the station. Dr. Lewis was called but the injured man, who was hurt about his dead, died soon after his arrival without recovering consciousness. The horses he drove were not killed. Mr. Wilson was about 44 years old. He was a son of Larnard K. Wilson and was born and reared in Verona and always lived there until four years ago, when he bought the Henry Owens farm in Vernon and moved on to it. Last fall he sold or leased the farm and went back to Verona and lived with his father. Besides his father, and stepmother, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Jay Cook of Rome and three half brothers, Grove, forest and Burr Wilson of Verona. He was married several years ago, but last fall separated from his wife. The crossing where the accident occurred has no gates and is dangerous. Three other accidents have happened there.contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Mrs. SeymourRome Sentinel
Aug 28, 1918
At her hone on the Verona road, a short distance from this city, early this afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Seymour Wilson after a two week illness. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Edward Leland of Hamilton and Miss Charlotte Wilson who resided at home. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wilson, Stephen B.Rome Sentinel
Dec 4, 1900
Stephen B. Wilson died from typhoid fever on Sunday at his home in Winside, Neb. The deceased was a son of the late John Wilson, and up to about two years ago had always lived in Verona. He was about 36 years old and is survived by three brothers, Dr. Simeon J. and John F. Wilson of Oneida, and Montford M. Wilson, who lives on the old homestead near Sconondoa. The deceased was unmarried. His remains will be brought to Oneida for burial (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Winchell, FrankUtica Herald
May 5, 1915
Frank Winchell, aged 73, committed suicide in the barn in the rear of the Colonial Hotel in upper Floyd avenue Tuesday afternoon, by cutting his throat with a razor, and he also had a wound on his left arm, near the elbow. He was committed to the Oneida County Home from Vernon on January 8, last, and was said to be addicted to the use of morphine. The record at the home shows that he had a brother, Camp Winchell, in Wampsville, and that his wife lives in Kirkland. He was discovered in the barn by Myron Evans, in the employ of the Crimes Carting Company, who was plowing about the hotel property and who heard a shout coming from the barn and investigated. William Hayes, proprietor of the hotel, said he had seen WInchell about the barn but did not know who he was. Winchell was identified by Charles J. Alder, superintendent of the County Home. Coroner M. T. Powers was summoned and will hold an inquest. The wife came after the body this morning.
Wise, NicholasRome Sentinel
Jan 30, 1900
VERONA, Jan 30 Nicholas Wise, who came here from Minnesota a few months ago, purchasing the Tafft Farm, died at his home on Saturday afternoon, aged 69 years. A few days ago, Mr. Wise had a shock while engaged in milking and since that he has steadily failed. A wife a three children survive. The funeral was held from their home today. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wolcott, Dr. Frederick H.
December 24, 1895
WOLCOTT - At St. Luke's Hospital, utica, Dec. 23, 1895, Dr. Frederick H. Wolcott, aged 30 years.
Wood, BenoniRome Sentinel
May 29, 1922
Veteran of Civil War and One of Pall Bearers at Lincoln’s Burial Verona Resident 48 year
VERONA, May 29, 1922 -- After an illness covering a period of several years Benoni Wood, veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday afternoon at his home in this village.
Mr. Wood was born in Cayuga county on August 21, 1838. The outbreak of the Civil War, he was among the first to sacrifice business interests and enter the service of his country. When in 1865, the body of the martyred Lincoln was started upon the long journey to the chosen burial place. Mr. Wood was in Washington and was one of the first set of pall bearers whose sad privilege it was to take the body from the Capitol to the railroad station. Mr. Wood has a photograph of the three groups, in which Mr. Wood is distinctly recognizable.
Having received honorable discharge form the service, Mr. Wood returned to Central New York. In 1857 he married Miss Susan Burdick of Port Leyden and 48 years ago came to Verona, where they have since resided. His integrity, his friendliness and geniality had won for him a large place in the esteem and friendship of the people of the community. During the years of semi invalidism, whenever the weather permitted, it was his habit to spend much time in and easy chair upon the front porch of his home in the village reading and chatting with his family and neighbors. His presence and his cordial greetings to passing acquaintances will be missed.
Mr. Wood was a member of the Baptist Church of Bartlett and of the Warren Post, G. A. R. and for more than half a century a member of the Masonic fraternity. He is survived by his wife, one son, John Wood of Durhamville, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Smith of Taberg and Mrs. Susan Brown of Westmoreland, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three brothers. (Note burial in Ver0ona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wood, Walter N.Utica Observer Dispatch
November 23, 1935
Rome - Walter N. Wood, 33, a former Roman, was killed by a falling beam in New York City yesterday.
He was working as a foreman in the midtown Hudson Tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey.
Wood and several laborers were jacking up stell beams in the tunnel under 16th Avenue and West 15th Street when a wooden beam fell. He lived in Astoria.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lelan N. Wood, 409 West Bloomfield Street, Rome.
Mr. Wood was born in Brooklyn July 24, 1902, and came to this city with his parents. he received his education in Rome public schools and was graduated from Rome Free Academy, class of 192. he was a member of the Masonic Order and attended the Methodist Church.
He married the former Miss Katherine MacDonald in August 1931 at Astoria, Long Island. Surviving besides his parents and wife is a 3 year old daughter, Bernice, both of Astoria, one twin brother, Wallace, Albany, two sisters, Miss Florence, Rome, and Mrs. Foster Pohl, Vernon.
While a resident of this city Mr. Wood was engaged in the construction of the Croghan Dam.
January 13, 1882
WOODS - In Clinton, January 1, Mrs. Eliza Woods, mother of Mrs. H. E. Daniels, aged 82 yrs.
Worden, Addie C. Lewis
June 7, 1935
Mrs. Addie C. Worden, 86, widow of E. O. Worden, attorney who died May 2, 1934, expired this morning at her home, 127 Turin St., after an illness of two weeks. She lived at that address for 51 years.
Born in Champion, Jefferson County, April 25, 1850, Mrs. Worden was the daughter of the late John N. & Celia Smith Lewis. She was married to Mr. Worden in Lee Center, May 27, 1872.
At different times Mrs. Worden was a school teacher to Annsville, Watson and the town of Ava. She attended the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John J. Worden, 127 Turin Street, a grandson, John W. Worden, 701 Kent Street, a sister, Mrs. Fred Riegler, Annsville, a brother Smith Lewis of Lewis County, and several nephews and nieces.
Wormwood, BetseyRome Sentinel
Sept 2, 1891
Death of Miss Betsy Wormwood of Oneida, Aged 100 Years
Oneida, Sept 2 -- Betsy Wormwood, who died in this place on Monday was a centenarian. She was 100 years old February 23 last. She came to this place 50 years ago. For 15 years she lived with Adam Loomis, two miles east of Oneida. Before that she resided at Manlius. Her father was 91 years old at his death, which occurred 50 years ago. He is buried at Verona. Thirty-five years ago Miss Wormwood bought a house and lot at the fork of the Vernon and Verona roads, and she lived there until her death. She remembered Washington and could recall many events, including the building of the Erie Canal and the Central railroad. She remembered when the Indians were numerous in this locality. Her reminiscences were most interesting. She was never married and lived alone, caring for herself. For some years she was deaf, but after an attack of pneumonia her hearing was restored. Her last illness commenced four weeks ago. She was cared for by Jesse L. Phillips, to whom she rented part of her house and from which she derived her means of support. Miss Wormwood had been for 50 years a member of the Presbyterian Church of Oneida Castle. The funeral will occur Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Rev. W. G. Rogers of the Oneida Baptist Church, will officiate. The remains will be interred at Verona by the side of those of her father. (Note Burial in Verona CemeteryContributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wyman, WilliamRome Sentinel
Nov 30, 1903
Verona, Nov 30 -- William Wyman passed away at his home here Sunday morning, Mr. Wyman enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Early in the afternoon, however, he was taken with neuralgia of the stomach from which he never recovered. Mr. Wyman was born at Farcett, England, Dec. 10, 1823. He was married to Miss Betsey Goakes of Bramsey, England March 2, 1852. Two years later Mr. And Mrs. Wyman came to this country and settled in Verona township. From that time Mr. Wyman had never passed a night outside the boundaries of this town. Mr. Wyman was a regular attendant of the Methodist Church of which he had been a member over 30 years . By occupation a farmer, he was always successful in the business. He gave up the work about 25 years ago because of asthma and moved to this village. Mrs. Wyman died one year ago last May. Mr. Wyman is survived by two daughters and two sons. Emma, who resides at home. Mary of Hutchinson, Minn., George of Ontario, Canada, and Daniel of Colorado. The funeral will be held at the house on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. F. B. Stanford officiating. Interment in the local cemetery. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Wyman, Elizabeth GoakesRome Sentinel
May 11, 1900
VERONA, May 11 -- Elizabeth Goakes, wife of William Wyman, died at her home in this village yesterday, of consumption, aged 71 years. Mrs. Wyman was born in England, but spent her married life in this vicinity, where she had many friends. For the past ten years she had been helpless from rheumatism and weak from consumption, but in all that time she was a patient sufferer and let the light of a Christian character shine upon her home. She leaves beside her husband, four children, two sons, George and Daniel, both of whom are in distant states; also two daughters, Mary Wyman of Utica and Emma Wyman, who lives at home. Deceased was a member of long standing in the Methodist church here, and was always a woman of exemplary character. Her funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka