BROWN, Merton D.
Class of 1897 - MERTON DAY BROWN. B. 6 Mar., 1868, Scott, N.Y. Business. D. 7 Feb., 1907, Dorchester, Mass. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]
CHENEY, Clara Robinson
On Monday, April 4, 1921, Clara Robinson Cheney, widow of the late Dr. Francis J. Cheney of Cortland, NY, at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Jay Robinson, Fort Edward, NY. Burial at Cortland. [The New York herald. (New York, N.Y.), 06 April 1921]
DAVIS, Elizabeth B.
Death Of Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsall Davis
Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsall Davis, of Cortland, who died last Sunday morning at the home of her nephew, John W. Hawes, No. 125 North Broad st., in Peekskill, was the daughter of William Birdsall and Ann Hawes, a granddaughter of Solomon Hawes of Peekskill, and a great-granddaughter of Peletiah Hawes, who settled in Dedham or Wrentham, Mass., about 1624. She was also the great-granddaughter of Daniel William Birdsall, who built and lived in the old Main St., Peekskill, headquarters of Generals Washington and Lafayette.
She was born in Peekskill on August 3, 1824. She was married on November 23, 1842, to P. Bacon Davis of Norwich, Chenango County, this state. Mr. Davis was a lineal descendant of Stephen Hopkins the Rhode Island signer of the Declaration of independence. Mr. Davis removed, after a few years, to Cortland, where he practised law, and was a prominent and influential man. Mrs Davis leaves three sons, the eldest Deforest, a merchant in Gallion, Ohio; James, a farmer at McLean, and Charles H., a photographer in this city. [New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]), 17 April 1895]
The following deaths occurred in Augur General Hospital during the week ending April 30, 1864:
April 26 - Emory Gifferd, Co. D. 157th NY., aged 19; residence East Scott, Courtlandt Co., NY., died of measles.
The remains of these soldiers were all buried on the day following their deaths, with appropriate services, in the Soldiers' Cemetery near the Hospital. [The Soldiers' journal., May 04, 1864, (Rendevous of Distribution, Va.)]
JONES, Benton B.
Benton B. Jones, editor of the Cortland (NY) Democrat and Postmaster of Cortland, died on Sunday night of uric poisoning, resulting from Bright's disease. Mr. Jones had been sick only one day. He was born in Homer, NY, March 20, 1840. He was educated at the Homer Academy and Claverack College and was admitted to the bar in 1862. He practised law six years and in 1868 bought the Cortland Democrat, a weekly paper. He had been editor of that journal ever since. He was appointed Postmaster of Cortland in March 1894. In 1867, he married Virginia C. Gurley of Cortland. Two children survive him: Mrs. Fay C. Parsons and Seymour S. Jones. The latter is Deputy Postmaster of Cortland. [The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 22 Dec. 1896]
LAMONT, Julia Kinney
Mrs. Lamont Dead -- Widow of Cleveland's Secretary of War Succombs at Millbrook, NY
Mrs. Julia Kinney Lamont, widow of Daniel Scott Lamont, who was first private secretary and then Secretary of War in president Cleveland's second cabinet, died today at millbrook, NY
Mrs. Lamont, whose home was in Cortland County, was married to Mr. Lamont in 1874. They had three children. During her life in Washington, she became one of the favorites at the capital and was a close friend of Mrs. Cleveland and of Mrs. William C. Whitney. Her fortune was recently estimated at $5,000,000. [The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.), 05 June 1917]
Death of Z. SQUIRES -- Mr. Zachariah SQUIRES died Feb. 8 at his home in Aurora, (Kane County, IL) after a lingering illness, aged 86 years and 8 months. He was an uncle of Lawyer C. H. MORE, of this city (Batavia, Kane Co, IL), who attended the funeral, Saturday. Mr. SQUIRES was born in Virgil, Cortland Co., N. Y., and was brought up at farming in his eastern home. He came west in 1847 locating on a farm in Big Rock, this county. In 1855 he located in Aurora, entering the lumber firm of Hackney & Gardner and has lived there ever since. Funeral was held at the house, No. 365 Lincoln Avenue, Saturday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock. [Source: Batavia Herald, 15 February, 1894 - Submitted by K.T.]
TRUESDALE, MRS., aged 83, died at Courtland, N. Y. (16 Nov.) [Source: Vital Statistics from the National Intelligencer, by George A. Martin, (1829) transcribed by Liz Dellinger]
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