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Rev. S. L. Congdon formally presiding Elder of the District  died at his residence in Corning on Monday (ca. 1866)of typhoid fever, induced by anxiety and grief  from the loss of three children, recently by scarlet fever.  Services occurred yesterday at Corning, NY. He was buried with Masonic honors. The whole occasion was of deep sorrow.  The body was under the escort of the Fraternity to which he belonged. The whole line was filled, from the residence to the church.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. G. Gulick, presiding Elder of Elmira District. The funeral procession took the two o’clock train for Elmira, arriving here at three o’clock. The body was escorted to Woodlawn Cem.

In Reading on the morning of Dec. 31, (ca.1866?) Frances daughter of Burlock W. Norris in the 19th  yr of her age.  This is the fourth member of the family , that within two years has been called to their final home. A son died a little more than a year ago in the Army-then a sister was taken sick and died after a few weeks of illness- than another brother, who had just settled in life, was called to his final home and now Frances is numbered among those of her brothers and sisters that have gone before.

In this village on Thur. morning Apr. 4, 1867 Artemas Fay Esq. aged 82 yrs. died.
Funeral will take place at his late residence on Catherine St. today(sat.) at 2 o’clock.
he was born in the state of NH. , County of Chesire, on Jan. 3, 1785. he was the second son of a family of eleven children.  He remained home until the fall of 1811 when he came to this state and opened a school in Herkimer county.  He taught one term only and then came to Canandaigua  and opened a school which he continued nine months, reading  law during this time with John C. Spencer and also attending a Military school  in which he took much interest, and which he delighted to referred to until the close of his life. From Canandaigua  he moved to Romulus, In Seneca Co.  and taught school, at that place and in Ovid three years. he there finished his legal studies with John Maynard Esq. of Ovid and in 1817  was admitted to practice law, in all the courts of the state He then settled in the village of Penn Yan and entered into a law partnership  with Wm. Shadwick . which he continued but one year. . He removed to Burdett then in Thompkins County where he remained five years. In 1827  he came to this village of Havana. He was in partnership with Josiah Merritt  and continued the practice of law several years.  When 72 yrs.  his hearing became impaired.  In the winter of 1816 he remained a member  of tat ancient and honorable Masonic fraternity until the time of his death.
He married Miss Hannah M. rose at Tyrone, Steuben C  in 1882, whom is now a widow. He had four children, three sons and one daughter, who all survive him, save the one son who died while a prisoner at war at Andersonville, Ga.

In this village on the 21st of Oct. 1867 after a brief illness Polly C. wife of Elam Beardsley Esq. aged 67 yrs. She was born in Marcelius,Onondaga Co. NY. She than removed to Rock Stream Yates Co where they resided until her marriage. She was the mother of seven children, five of which died in infancy, two of which are still living, Mrs. B. was a member of the M. E. Church for over 50 yrs.

Death of Judson Hewett  occurred on Wed. Dec. 18,  at the ripe old age of 72. Dr Hewett was born in Waterbury, Vt. Nov. 25th, 1800. and early in life commenced the study of medicine graduating at a medical college at the age of 21. He moved  west for several years practiced his profession in southern Ind. He returned east  in 1828 and settle in Oswego and became a member of the Oswego Medical Society.  In 1840  came to Watkins  and since that time has been a resident of this village.  Mrs. Fred Davis Jr.  and the widow of the late Josiah Davis were his daughters. He resided with these daughters since the death of his wife, which preceded his own by exactly nine months. He had two other daughters, on the wife of Capt. Davis of Erie, .Pa.  the other  the wife of Harvey Walter. of this village and one son, Mr. Judson Hewett who is still unmarried.  Dr. Hewett  was one fo the charter Members of the Jefferson Lodge No 332. The other charter Members were Lemuel Hudson, Abel B. Turrell, Ebenezer Thayer,  George B Guinnip, Oscar Holden., Alonzo Simmons and Benoni Peck. Dr. Hewitt was the first senior  warden and the second master of the lodge holding the latter office for several years.

At Pine Grove Ny Nov. 5, (ca.1867?) Mrs. Jane Love aged 75 yrs, 1m, 7da.

Died near Watkins, Dec 14, (ca. 1867?) Mrs. Elizabeth wife of Rev. Daniel Washburn aged 67 yrs and 10 months. In 1802 Capt John Divin father of the deceased came to this country and purchased the farm now occupied by the Misses Eleanor and Charlotte Diven.  There was a clearing  upon the place and a log house stood in the  midst of it. On the 8th of Sept. 1805 a religious  service was held at Capt. Divin’s  when Rev. David Higgins of Bath preached  and organized the Presbyterian  Church of Watkins.   The services were held in the barn still standing upon the premises. Sixteen persons then united with and constituted said church; the subject  being one of the number and at that time only 13 yrs of age. Apr. 1823 she married to Rev. Daniel Washburn and for forty years shared with him the joys and sorrows of life.

Rockwell Rood brother of Judge S. L. Rood of third village, died (ca. 1872)at Beaver Dams in this County, on the evening of the 12th, aged 82 yrs and 7m. Deceased was born in the town of Sandgate, Bennington Co. Vt. He came  into this section when he was about 21 yrs old, riding on horseback the whole distance from his fathers  house in his native State.  He soon after married Miss Sally Davis aunt of J. D. Davis, of Reading and L. B. Davis of this village, and settled on the farm now occupied by Samuel Ross, in the town of Reading. He resided  by his neighbors for his integrity, general intelligence, industry and uprightness of character. In 1820 he moved with his family into the town of Dix., then the town of Catlin, Tioga Co. and settled in the wilderness. about a half mile south of what is now known as Townsend. He cut the first tree on the farm now owned by Mr. John W. Buck,cleared  it up, and continued to reside there until about eight years ago when he moved to Beaver Dams, a few miles south. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, having been made a Mason in this village long before the Morgan excitement, in a building known as the Townsend house, kept by Claudius Townsend, and located a little west of the new post office. Among his Masonic brethren and intimate associates, George Mills, of Havana, Judge Catlin the father of Capt. Catlin of Odessa., the father  of Dr. Hinman of Havana, Dr. Enos Barnes and Judge Dow of Reading, Patrick Quin of Eddytown, and others who have long since been laid in their graves. He was twice married, he reared a large family of children, eight of whom together with his last wife survive him.

Pen Yan Chronicle  Died in the town of Hinsdale Cattaraugus Co. Aug 17, 1871, Patrick Quinn at the age of 82 yrs, 6m, and 17 da. Patrick Quinn was born Feb. 28, 1789 in Dulick County Westnaythe, Ireland.  and came to this country with his father  Edward Quinn, to the America in 1794. Edward and his wife Tomason Caffry, had two children Patrick and Jane, before they left Ireland.  The family removed from NY to Bath where the father entered into the service of Charles Williamson. They moved then to Hopewell in 1800. There the father  died in 1803.  In 1807 his widow married William Reed, a Scotchman  residing near Hopewell.  She and her three younger sons born in this country, Dominic, Daniel and Edward lived in the family of Reed till her death in 1810. Jane Quinn, two years younger than Patrick was an early school teacher and a woman of intelligence.  She married David Culver of Reading  who died many years ago. she is still living in Cattaraugus Co.  Dominic Quin married Maria Smith was a citizen and died in  Bath in 1828, leaving  two sons, Edward and Andrew. Daniel died single in Missouri in 1821.
Edward Quin studied law with James Taylor and Wm.M. Oliver. He practiced law many years at Watkins, where he was postmaster when he place was known as Salubris. He also lived in Elmira and served as District Attorney of Chemung Co. He died 1866. His wife was Margaret  daughter of Gen. William Kernan.
Patrick Quin at the age of 18 in 1807 was apprenticed to Morris F. Sheppard of this village to learn the trade of tanner and currier.  After learning his trade he worked one year in Canandaigua. Returning to Penn Yan he married Betsey, sister of Dr. Walter Wolcott, July 4, 1811. He was then 21 and she was 16. They were married by Daniel brown of Jerusalem, the father of Alfred Brown now of Milo. In 1813 he bought a farm and tannery at Eddytown and remained there till 1856. He then moved to Hinsdale and died there last year. Patrick Quinn was a lawyer of not trifling ability in Justices courts. He was a Democratic politician, as well as a Deputy Sheriff under John Magee and for a long period a magistrate of Chemung Co. For about 40 yrs he was a radical Temperance man.  His wife survives him at the age of  nearly 78 .  Their children were Alexander H., Hannah W, Erastus W, George H, Olive W., Daniel, Betsey and Harriett. Alexander born 1812 married in 1831 Philena Ann Thompson who died in 1864, leaving a daughter Theresa the wife of Christopher Willover a wealthy limber dealer of Hinsdale. Hannah born in 1814 lives single with her mother. George born 1818 studied and practiced law with his uncle, Edward Quinn, at Watkins. He married Winnifred, daughter of Gen. Wm. Kernan, and in 1853 moved to Utica and was engaged in practice there with Francis Kernan till his death in 1863. Olive born 1820 married Augustus H. Phelps. They lived in Hinsdale. Daniel born 1823 died in 1848. Betsey born in 1825 married  in 1842 Edward J. Shaut. Married died young.

Reading Center Editor Watkins Express
Edwin R. Sutton d. this town. he was born this town and has always resided here until his sudden death on Sunday last. While at the house of God on that day a fire broke out in his dwelling the origin of which can only be conjectured. Arriving within site of his house about one mile from the church he discovered it to be on fire. Hastening home he entered  through the kitchen door in order to save some valuable papers which were  he could place his hands upon them at once. This was the last seen of him until he was discovered among the burning embers, after the building had fallen and was nearly consumed. He was a young man of 36 yrs. His wife survived. His aged parents brother and sisters also survive.
dated Feb. 23rd, 1872 Reading center.

Death of Jonny Choil. this well known village character passed away on Wed.(1872?) the 9th. at an age not far from 60-65. He was known to everyone.
Jonny was always around at elections, and many is the “ten cents” he has bestowed in reference to tat event. His talk was that of a most uncompromising Democrat, but it was not an un-frequent occurrence when the pinch came and election day was at hand, that he voted the clean Republican Ticket.  As his name indicated, he was a native of the “Green, Isle” He was unmarried. In a very long residence here and much of the time very intemperate still, we are not aware that he had an enemy. On
Sat. last he requested to attendance of the Priest. Wed. Noon he remarked  that he “Guessed he had got to go” and passed away shortly after. He earned enough to pay his way, but  we are not aware that he has a relative in this country. His funeral was attended on Friday from the house of Mr. Farley, where he died.

Penn Yan Cronicle
Died at Sheldrake in the town of Ovid Seneca Co on Tues Feb. 16,1873, Er Cleveland, father  of the editor of this paper, at the age of nearly 74 yrs. The parents  of the deceased  were pioneers of Ct. birth and training, who settled during the last years  at the eighteenth century in Bradford Co. Pa. Removing a few years ago, both parents died and the mother at Cincinnati, Ohio and the father a few months afterwards in what is now the town of Montour Schuyler Co. leaving the subject of this notice, the oldest of six surviving children and he but 16 yrs old.  He resided in Hector Schuyler Co till 1843 and thereafter in Lodi, Seneca co till 1867. He purchased a farm at Sheldarake and resided there at his death.

In Utica on the 1st George Quin, formally of Watkins.
(year?) very detailed article was before this on the Quinn family.
 

At the residence of her father, Capt. E. L Curry in North Hector, on Sat. Dec. 19, 1868. Miss Anna Kate Curry aged 23 yrs.

Death of Alonzo Simmons at his residence in Reading Center, on June 5th, 1875 in his 77th year of his age. He was born in Whitehall, Washington in 1798. His only heritage with which was being iron willed. His parents were only of moderate means. He was a soldier of 1812 and won honor in the service.
In 1824 he came to the village of Dundee, Yates Co. He became one of the first and most successful merchants in this part of the state. He married Anna Huson, daughter of Nathaniel Huson.  After a few years residence in Dundee he moved to
Rockstream where he continued the mercantile  until 1843. Having accumulated increasing amount of property, he retired from active business, and purchased a farm at Reading Center, upon which he continued to reside until his death. He leaves a widow and four children. His daughter Susan wife of C. W. Barnes, a successful and highly esteemed merchant of Rockstream, who succeeded Mr. Simmons in business at that place. Laura, who has remained with her parents  in their declining years. Charles  a farmer who resided in Reading Center. George who is a merchant in Watkins.

At Rockstream on the 9th  of Nov. 1863 of Typhoid fever John G. Simmons son of the late George W. Simmons, aged 26 yrs. He only returned from Washington on the 29th of Aug. last where he had been employed in the Treasure’s office.

In this village Dec. 27, 1865, of consumption  Mary, eldest daughter of Daniel and Lavancha Nichols, aged 23 yrs.

In Reading Nov. 25, 1865 of consumption Mrs. B. Hollett, wife of B. B. Hollett aged 64 yrs. She was born in Herkimer Co. NY. and was converted at the early age of 13, to the M.  E. Church

Abner Hurd died at Eddytown at the age of 74yrs.  Over a years ago he received and injury while working on a bridge at Glenora from which he  never recovered.
He leaves a wife, the companion of his youth, tow sons- Horatio G. and George Hurd of Starkey , and five daughters- Mrs. Martha Roberts and Mrs. Jared Sleeper of Reading, Mrs. Mary Morris and Miss Mabel Hurd of Starkey, and Mrs. Fanny Wilmot of Watkins. Dated June 11, 1878 on clipping.

In Chicago Aug. 8th (1866 written on clipping) Sarah E. Smith died of consumption. She was the daughter of Stephen Smith who emigrated to Maquketa, Iowa, some four years ago from Waverly Tioga Co NY. She was born in Waverly Feb. 29, 1846.  She had lived in Iowa only two years when on her way east, being sick she died in Chicago. She leaves three sisters, Carrie,  Lizzie and Mollie and her brother Stephen. Miss Smith and her sister taught school in our village several years.

Ellen Hazard died at her son’s residence, in the etwon of Teading NY of quick consumption Aug. 21, 1873  in the 67th year of her age.  She was born in Orange Co. NY June 22, 1807. At an early age she came with her parents Mr. and Mrs.  Sinaspaugh to Dundee, (then called Harpending’s Corners) where at the ago of 17 she as united in marriage to James Hurd. She lived with him 6 yrs. she then went ot Mansfield, Pa.  where she experienced religion in 1840, under the labors  of E. H. Crammer and O. Trowbridge. Some time after she with her son Jonathan Hazard  then a young man of 18 yrs. came back and settled at Reading Center.  For over 20 yrs she was a member in the M. E. Church. For over 20 yrs she lived in poverty and with neuralgia. She was unable to attend worship for some time.

John Rowley of Sugar Hill aged 74 yrs. died on Thur of last week and his funeral was held at the Presbyterian church on Sunday. He was buried with Masonic honors.

At Townsend Oct 7, 1872 of Cerebral Spinal Meningitis Jefferson Marshall ae 49 yrs.

In Havana Oct 18, 1866 Bella R. Estabrook died of Dysentery, age 36yrs. 6mo.

Died in Beaver Dams Tues. Feb. 18, 1873 Nettie Ann, only child of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Watkins, age 4 mo.

In Reading May 24, 1869 Charles L. Howard died, son of Harry S. and Anna M. Howard, age 26 yrs.

In Reading Wed. 14th (no month or year mentioned on clipping. ca. 1868) Chester son of Henry S and Anna M. Howard age 14 yrs.

Reading Center on June 19, 1866 Maria Louise oldest daughter of Cyrus and Frank? S. Roberts, of Diptheria. age. 4 yrs. 10 mo. 7da.

In Dix Jan. 13, 1870 Lotta M. Bossard died of diphtheria  age 5 yrs, 6mo. She was the daughter of Jason and Nettie Bossard.

Mary Frances Nelson of Philadelphia died Nov. 1, 1865. She was the daughter of Fraderick and Mandana Hungerford. Her age was 21yr, 7mo. She spent a large time in this village. She was only a few months a happy bride.  She belonged to the Presbyterian Church.

Hector, Schuyler Co. Sept. 18, 1865 in this village Charles Sisson died Sept. 18, 1865 at the age of 26 yrs.  He was born in Town of Benton, Yates Co NY. He contracted in the school room the disease of consumption.

Died in Havana Sat. Aug. 30, 1873 Herman VanVechten M. D. age 77 yrs. 2 mo. He was born in Schoharie Co and of Dutch Ancestry. He entered and practiced  medical  after  completing  school. for some time in Port Bryon, from which he moved to the town of Catherine  in 1831. From 1850 was a member of St. Johns Church. He came to this village 1869. He leaves a wife and three sons. The funeral will be held at St. Paul’s Church and burial was in the new cemetery grounds provided by people of Catherine near the residence of Asa Coe.  The grounds are surrounded by a fence and hopefully the care will continue of this place of rest for many.

At Havana May 24, 1866 Col. E. H. Goodwin age 73 yrs. 7mo, 25 da.

Sudden and Terrible Death. This community was shocked on sat. las, the 31st, by news  of the sudden and terrible death of Walter S. Corbett, eldest son of Otis Corbett of Hector. The only date written on the clipping is 1873. The circumstances attending the death of Mr. Corbett, are as follows; A few months ago the father of deceased  lost a barn and other out buildings by fire. When the old M. E. Church building in Watkins was offered for sale, he bought it with the intension of using the material in the construction of buildings to supply the place of those destroyed.  Mr. Corbett, senior and his  three sons have since been employed in tearing down the building and removing it the material to the farm.  On Sat. morning they cut loose the cupola  which surrounded the steeple of the church and prepared to lower it to the ground, While the father went below to get a chain, the support on one side of the cupola gave way, and as it careened the rod to which the weather vane  was attached struck Walter, who stood on the timbers supporting the cupola. the blow precipitated him to the ground.  The boy struck the earth with a heavy thud and by the time the grief stricken  father and brothers reached the spot, life was extinct . The body was taken to the Presbyterian parsonage  where  every effort was tried to help the young man. It was found the back of several ribs were broken and the body was considerable bruised. Deceased was about 26 yrs. old. He was unmarried at the time of his death  a member of his fathers family.  The funeral took place at the residence in Hector on Sun afternoon on Sun. afternoon. the remains was taken to the Cleveland cemetery about a mile north  of Mr. Corbetts place in the town of Hector.
 

Manly T. Stacey son of Rev. T. Stacey of  East Genesee. This young  soldier volunteered Aug 1862 at Lyons, Wayne Co NY and belonged to the Co. D 11th
Reg. NY Vol. of which from the first he was a non-commissioned officer. He had been with his Regiment in the engagements of Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, and Germania Ford; and though in the midst of all the dangers connected  with his exposure, was shielded by and unseen hand, he fell at last a victim to the carelessness  of one of his comrades, and died in camp, near Brandy Station, Va. Dec. 26, 1863.  in the 22nd year of his life. the tragic thus in a letter t his wife at Lyons, a few minutes after the sad calamity had occurred; “I have to tell you of one of them sorrowful things that ever occurred  in our m Regiment. Only a few minutes since, Sgt. Catlin, Stacey and others were in my quarters chatting together, when Catlin picked up Lient. Greens revolver, (which he did not know was loaded) and went to snapping it. There off the ball hitting Stacey in the corner of his left eye killing him almost instantly.  He breathed for about half an hour, but as entirely unconscious. It could have been any or all of  my boys killed inn battle without having anything like the feeling which I now have, to think that one should be killed by such carelessness. Catlin is almost crazy and thinks  he cannot live  wit such a thing on his mind. The editor of the Lyons Republican  very justly remarks that his death will be mourned by all who knew him ..He was a dutiful son, a kind brother and a faithful soldier. His comrades in arms have always spoken  in the most affectionate way of him.

Sad Accident and Death- We have this week to record the painful and sudden death on Fri. afternoon, of Col Lorenzo  L. Jones a citizen of this village. Mr.  Jones went after a load of lumber and while returning and when near the residence of Martin Frost on the Johnson settlement road, about one and half miles from this village. It is supposed that some part of the harness gave way letting the load upon the horse, who became frightened and ran, and in his endeavor  to stop him, the wagon turned over, burying Mr. Jones under the load. People living in the vicinity hearing  the noise immediately     ran to the spot but too late to render any assistance to the unfortunate man, as life was already extinct.  Col. Jones  was member of the 14th Art. Regiment  and honorable served his country during the rebellion.  He leaves a wife and two children to mourn.

In Canandaigua, June 21, (?ca. 1864) Mrs. Amelia M. Baird, eldest daughter of Col. E. and Martha M. M. Thayer formally  of Ithaca , late of Watkins and now of Troy, Pa.  She was the wife of the late E. W. Baird, a member of the legal profession and formally a resident of Towanda, and had removed to Philadelphia, where he died. The sudden lost of her husband so wrought upon Mrs. B’s mind that at last under the terrible load of mental suffering.  her reason began to give way, her strong mind tottered on the verge of insanity and at the last nothing remained of the once bright intellect but a shattered wreck.  In this sad condition  she was as a forlorn hope, taken to the Asylum at Canandaigua, NY where a few days of suffering she was permitted to pass to that better country.

In Reading Schuyler Co NY June 27, 1864 Ann Ellison wife of Andrew Ellison aged 33 years.

Died in the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn. June 11, 1864, William Wallace Ladow, son of N. C. Ladow (Ladue?) of Orange, in this County in the 19th age of his life.
The deceased was a member of Co. E. 107th Regiment NY. Vol. having enlisted about the 1st of March. It was not his fortune to share largely in the strife of arms having been in but a single engagement, in which he bore himself with the characteristic coolness and self possession which had ever marked his character. From the battle-field  he went to the hospital exhausted by over action. He continued to sink and his life light went out. His remains rest in the Nathional Cem at Chattanooga, a spot dedicated by a grateful  country.

At regimental Hospital near Harper's Ferry, Va. Dec. 10, 1864, Dennis Tanner in the 38th year of his age. A resident of Troupsburg, Steuben Co NY. He was a member of Co. C, 5th NY Heavy Artillery.

At Tyrone March 10th 1868 Huldah wife of Rev. Ezra Marvin and daughter Ezra Chase of Enfield Thompkins Co. NY.

In this village on the 14th instant of Typhoid Fever, Peter Tracy, aged 64. Mr. Tracy had been a resident of this village for 33 yrs. As a man of wealth and personal influence  he has been identified  with all the leading interests of the community. He was elected to President of the Second National Bank recently organized here the last act of his life was to sign a portion of the first issue of bills.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. (ca.?1868)

In Elmira on the 18th died of Croup, Mary Ann, daughter of Michael and Ann Cahill, aged 1 yr.  6m, 4 da.

Mrs. Charlotte C. Ault wife of Mr. F. G. Ault died of  consumption at their residence in Havana, June 22, (?ca. 1868) in the 20th yr of her age. She leaves a husband and children. (no names)

In Hector on the 9th Helen Alice died of inflammation of the lungs. She was the youngest daughter of Charles and Fanny S. Nicholson, aged 4 y. 1m, 3da.

Died in this village Watkins, on Thur morning Dec. 14, 1870 Sara W. Noyes, daughter of John Noyes of Watkins. She was betrothed but a few days.
(nothing else mentioned)

Last Sunday morning Mr. John Noyes died suddenly. Reports of the decease of Mr. John Noyes, caused by the bursting of an aneurysm of long standing.  For awhile he had been in ill health. He was visited by Dr. Thompson, who prescribed for him. During the night he slept some, but about six o’clock Sat. morning he was taken with vomiting and while endeavoring to discharge the contents of the stomach, the aneurysm burst, with a noise distinctly heard by Mrs. Noyes, who was assisting him there was a gurgling sound as of a flowing liquid, he sank back insensible his breathing grew slower and slower and in twenty minutes was dead.  Mrs. Noyes was alone with him, all the children being from home at this time. Mr. Noyes was born in Sharon, Litchfield Conn. in Jan. 1802. and had therefore passed in his 69th year.  45 years ago he came to Starkey, Yates Co. NY. and began his life there as a merchant at Eddytown. After a few years he left mercantile life and from that time till two years ago when he moved to Watkins his avocation was that of a  farmer.
He was originally a Whit, and then a thorough Republican from the organization of the party. He was Supervisor of Starkey several years.
In this village May 20th,  1872 Ada Belle only child of Joseph E. and Josephine Barber, aged 1yr. 9m, 18da.

In Havana St the 28th Jan. 1865 Alexander T  Wier age about 61 years. He had been a resident of Havana 36 yr.

On Thursday morning at Elmira (Feb. 1867?) the dead body of a colored infant was found on the slats of a straw bed in a home on Fifth St. occupied by a colored family. It was supposed that this was a case of willful infanticide, but at the Coroners inquest  it was ascertained that the child the fruit of immortality before the woman married, was born more than a week before, while the womans mother was too sick to attend her; that no criminal intent on the part of the mother of the infant, but in her weak, helpless state, with no one to assist  her, she could not care for the infant, and in consequences it died which she put it beneath the bed to conceal it till she could dispose of it.
 

The Elmira Advertiser  announces the death of William Halliday a prominent business man of that city, and ex-sheriff of Chemung County. He was on a fishing excursion with other gentleman at Mud Lake and had put up at the Wayne Hotel.
they had passed the evening in pleasant  converse, and at bed time Halliday preceded the rest to bed, and upon his room mate, Rodborn going up a few minutes afterwards, Halliday was found dead in bed. Whether death had come upon him suddenly from heat disease or apoplexy, it was impossible to determine. For years  we are informed he has been affected with asthma, and perhaps a heart trouble, and it is possible that a death so unlooked for occurred from this cause.
 

April 12, 1949 Thomas Parks, 79, Montour cemetery sexton, was found death there last night. His sister Anna, with whom he resided called firemen at 8 when he didn’t come home for supper. Services Thurs. at Vedders.

Albert Hurd 70, was found dead at his home on Dug Road, Montour yesterday by his sister, Mrs. Lulu Kelly of Pine City. Coroner Paul Willwerth said hed been dead 3 or 4 days, evidently from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Services at 2 pm tomorrow at Scotts Funeral Home, Montour.

Frank B. Miller aged 66 of Montour Falls veteran Pennsylvania RR employee, died Sunday night Aug 29, 1948. He was born Wedgewood, NY the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias  Miller. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Barnes Miller; two daughters Miss Bea Miller an Mrs. R. B. Everts both of Montour Falls, a sister Mrs. May Church of this village. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m.  Wed at the Vedder and Scott funeral parlor.  Burial was in Montour Cemetery.
Mr. Miller was a lifelong employee of the "Pensey" having had his first job with the track crew. He studied the Morse code and became a telegrapher, work in all the stations on the line from Williamsport to Canandaigua.  He saw the passing of the telegraph and the installation of the telephone from station to station. It was only five months ago that he retired.  He as employed in the Watkins Glen station at the time. He never had a thought of any other employment and his retirement brought him no joy. He felt indeed that life was ending for him.

Rufus Silas Blaine of Nile a resident of Friendship township for 12 years died last Friday Jan. 17, 1947, in Cuba Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months.
A native of Wirt, Mr. Blaine was born June 25, 1879, a son of John and Celia Mulkin Blaine. His only survivor is his widow, Mrs. Alice Jordan Blaine. He was a member of the friendship Baptist Church and of Allegany Lodge, No. 225, Free and Accepted Masons.  Funeral serviced were conducted at 2 pm Monday in the late home with the Rev. John M. Beck pastor of hte First Evangelical United Brethren Church of Nile, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maratz Snyder, pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McDonald of Lorain, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jordan of Albany, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Coe and Mrs. Ruth Otis and son, Donald, all of Perry and Mrs. Will Dunning of Bolivar.

Grover C Hinman, born Jan. 6th, 1840, died Dec. 10th, 1895. His illness began a year and half ago, his disease being chronic basilar meningitis. Mr. Hinman spent his life in this village until he was about 80 yrs of age. In 1864 he was married to Miss Albertine Whittemore, who survives him. He entered into the hardware business with Dwight Beebe and five years later formed a partnership wit Leroy Crawford, M. G. Lewis and Dwight Beebe for the manufacture of bark extract in Lewis County, this state. In 1890 he moved to Detroit, Mich. where he resided till about a year ago, when his illness  compelled him to retire from active labor. He spent a portion of the present year in this village, removing to Bucyrus, Ohio, where he died as above stated. His remains were brought t this village for burial in the family lot in Montour Cem. Services were held at his sisters home,  Mrs. Jas. A. Shepard on South St, this afternoon, Rev. Mr. Fenton officiating.

The death of Mrs. Catherine M. Tracy occurred on Thurs, Aug. 21, 1902 at her home in Townsend, her age being 81 yrs. She was the daughter of Jarvis and Rebecca Baskin Chapman, old residents of the town of Dix and was the widow of the late Ebenezer Tracy, who died about eight years ago. A brother Leander Chapman of Hornellsville, and two sisters, Mrs. John G. Tracy and Mrs. Frank Lybold, survive her. The funeral was held on Sun. at the residence, burial at Montour Falls.

Edmund T. Tracy of Montour Falls died Mar. 4, 1929 at the home of his son, Willis at Newark, NJ. Monday. The body was brought to the Vedder and Scott funeral home here and funeral will be held at the Tracy homestead.  Interment will be in a local cemetery. He is survived by his son and two sisters, Mrs. Charles R. Watkins and Miss. Florence Tracey, both of Montour Falls.
Oct. 12,1877 Daniel Tracy died at Havana on Fri. in his 61st yr of his age.
He was born at Oxford, Chenango Co. NY. where his father Daniel Tracy also lived and where he passed away in the early years of his life.  Mr. Tracy came to Havana when only 19 yrs of age. He was a clerk in the store of the late Peter Tracy who was a distant relative. Mr. Tracy was twice married. He was first married to Miss Sarah A. Lewis Oct 1, 1846 who died Sept 17, 1844(this is not possible so perhaps typo) and leaving four children.  He again married Miss Louisa Watkins, who together with her two children now survives.  All of Mr. Tracys children survive him  and all live here except Mr. Charles Tracy who resides in St. Paul, Minn. Also surviving him are seven brothers and two sisters. His parents  previously passed away.

Charles L. Tracy died Dec. 13, 1915 in St. Paul, Minn. His age was 68 yrs. He was a pioneer resident of St Paul. He went there more than 40 years ago from NY. (born this village)He was employed by the H. C. Burbank clothing Co.  He is survived by his widow, a son, Gilbert, of St. Paul and a daughter, Mr. A. K. Fabian, Dedham, Mass. Two brothers, Fred I. Tracy of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Edmond T. Tracy of Vineland NJ. as well as Miss. Florence Tracy and Mrs. Charles R. Watkins.  of this village.

Albert Tracy of Townsend died Jan 24, 1884, of heart disease,  at the home of his brother, John G. Tracy. He was in the 72nd yr of age. He was born in Oxford, Chenango Co.NY. being in a family of nine children. Funeral services held in Townsend at the Baptist Church in Townsend.

Mrs. Harriet Chapman  after an illness died in Trenton. (date on clipping looks like Feb. 1928?) She was born June 3, 1827 in Trenton, NJ. Sept 24, 1885 she married Stephen Elburtus Chapman of Unadilia Forks and they lived in that place until his death May 24, 1900. Then she returned to her old home, Trenton. she is survived by and adopted daughter, Mrs. Jay W. Jones of Utica and one brother Jerome W. Watkins of this village. Mrs. Chapman  was a member of the M. E. Church.

Mrs. Louise Watkins  Tracy widow of the late Daniel Tracy, died  Feb 4, 1906, at her home in Montour Falls. Her age was 80 years. She was  born in Oneida Co, Dec. 14, 1825. In 1845 she came to this village, where she was a resident ever since.
In 1855 she was married to Daniel Tracy.  She is survived by two daughters, Misses Sara L. and Florence Tracy.  To the children of her husband and his first wife, Charles L. Tracy of St. Paul, Minn.  Edmund Tracy of Pittsford, and Mrs. Charles R. Watkins of Montour Falls. Two if her sisters Mrs. Gertrude Woodhull and Mrs. Electa McGuire and two brothers have entered into the other life before her and of the original group of ten, there remain Mrs. Mary A. Coburn and Mrs. Kate Eldredge, of Union Stprings NY.  Mrs. Antoinette Weller and Charles R. Watkins, of Montour Falls and Fred J. Watkins of Elmira.
Funeral  was held from the family home on Genesee St.  and burial in Montour Cem.

Mrs. E. Katherine Eldredge one of Union Springs residents died Monday. Apr. 21, 1919 at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Donald Judson, after a long illness.
Mrs. Eldredge was born in Oriskany in 1836 but had lived in this village nearly all her life. Besides her daughter Mrs. Judson, she is survived by a son, Albert Beardsley of London, Ohio. and a grand-daughter Mrs. Lloyd Getman of this village. Following funeral services at Grace Episcopal Church she was buried in the family plot in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

James Vescelius  aged 76 yrs.  died after a  short painful illness, June 15,(no date of year and nothing around to gear it by) at the residence of his son, Dr. W. L. Vescelius., Reading NY. He leaves a wife, three sons, and five daughters.

Mrs. Harriet M. Huntington died Apr. 21, 1919. She was the widow of Henry Hyde Huntington of Albany and Schenectady.  She died in the 94th year of her age, at her daughters residence, Mrs. Ralph W. Thacher. She lived with her since her husbands death.  She is survived by four children , Mrs. R. W. Thacher of this city, Mrs. S. A. Bailey of Grand Rapids, Mich.  Henry R. of Fernie, B.C. and Herbert F. of Utica, also six grandchildren and ten great-grand-children.  Mrs. Huntington was a former resident of this village, spending the early part of her life here.

George Winton died on Wed. the 25th in the town of Catherine, at the age of 55 yrs.
Less than two weeks ago he was taken ill with premonitory symptoms of fever which, during the present week, culminated in paralysis and death. He was the youngest son of the late Hon. Samuel Winton of Catherine. He lived and died in the house he was born in, both events taking place in the same room. The marriage of his father and mother was the first celebrated in the town of Catherine. They reared a large family. A sister of Mr. Wintons  Miss Eliza Winton was for several years  the preceptres(?) of the Union School in this village. She afterwards married PeterL. Mallory. She died many years ago.  Another sister Mrs. Thompson Lewis who now lives in this village with her grand-daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Watkins. Mr. Winton has a brother at Ithaca who bears the same name with that as  his father. At the time of time of his father’s death he was comparatively a young man and lived for several years was at the homestead in Catherine.  In 1848  he married Anna daughter of Thomas L. Fanton, of that town, who with three children survive him.
 

In  Havan  on Tues. Jan. 14th, 1873 Louie A, only child  of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. A P Hollett, aged 10 mo. 7da. The funeral took place at the residence on Lee St.

At the residence of his father Rochester NY  on the 13, (?1866) Edwin Judson Pickett late Professor of Geology and Minneapolis, in the Peoples College. Age 36.

March 15, 1867 at the residence of her mother, in this village Mary Frances Skellenger date of the late Maj. William Skellenger.. aged 18yrs. 11mo. 15da.

At Beaver Dams Mar. 5, 1867 Mr. Elijah Phelps, aged 75 yrs. He was one of the oldest settlers on the Beaver Dams . He was a member 40 yrs. of the Methodist Ch.

In this village Nov. 6, 1872 at the residence of Dr. G. T. Hinman after a lingering illness, Miss. Mary Gregory aged 57 yrs, 1 mo 21 da.

Isaac Palmers funeral   was attended last week . He had lived in Corning over a score of years. Only one brother survives him. Mr. Erastus S. Palmer. He leaves a wife and three children in middle life.

In Olean Cattaragus. Co. NY. Oct. 1, 1871 Rev. Ezra  Marvin, aged 65 yrs. 8mo 12da.

At Warren Ill. Aug 27, 1871 Wm R. Hunt aged 47 yrs. died. He was a former resident of Starkey, Yates Co NY.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Mar. 19, (?1873 ca.)  announced the death of Mrs. Chadwick, wife of Prof. Chadwick late principle  of the Starkey Seminary. She died in Buffalo, of typhoid fever and her remains were brought back to Eddytown this morning for burial. The deceased was a sister of George Ward late of this village. She will well known to the people of Yates and Schuyler Counties.

Sudden Death. Mrs. Elizabeth DeWitt died vary suddenly at his residence of her son A.M. DeWitt yesterday (Nov.20, 1869)  morning, about 8 am. Sat. night she was taken with a very sudden fit of vomiting which so prostrated her that all efforts towards resuscitation were  avail. Her age was 74.

Nov. 12, 1869 paper. Young of consumption in this city (Elmira?) Nov. 10th Irma Young daughter of Joseph and Evelyn Young. aged 31 y. 6mo, 10 da. Funeral at the Trinity Church.

AT Pine Grove, NY Nov. 5, (? ca. 1895) Mrs. Jane Love. aged 75 yrs. 1mo, 7 da.

At residence  of his father Rochester NY on the 13th, (ca?) Edwin Judson Pickett late Prof. of Geology and Mineralogy in the  Peoples college. Aged 36 yrs. Date ?

In Rock Stream Sunday Feb. 25, ca 1872 Mary infant daughter of A. M. and Mary E.  Newcomb, aged 21 days.

In Havana Oct 13, 1872 Hannah Eacker died of consumption. . She was the wife of D. G. Eacker. Her ages was 39 yrs.

In this village June 10, ca. 1872 died at the residence of her mother Mrs. Clara Hinman. Lou youngest daughter of elijah S. Hinman deceased. Her age was 13 yrs. 4m.

In this village June 4, 1871 Ida LaHallah died,  youngest daughter of G. F. Gates. Her age as 9 yrs. 8 mo.

In this village Thur  the 7th (ca. 1872) Minor T. Broderick Jr. died. He was of the firm of M. T. Broderick and son. age 24 yrs.

At Townsend Settlement 13th,  ca. 1872 Samuel Buckley died.  His age 70 yrs. 3 mo. 13 da.

In Elmira 23, ca.1872, Linn Gano died. He was the son of Phillip and Ann Gano age 17 yrs. 2 mo.

James Vescelious aged 76 yrs. after a short  painful illness he died June 15th ca. 1895. He leaves a wife and three children. He died at the residence of his son in Reading, NY
 

 
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