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ADAMS, Mrs. Jennette Root
At her father’s house, Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 3, ae. 28. She was wife of William H. Adams, and only daughter of Rev. Seth Bliss, late Secretary of the American Tract Society, at Boston. [Source: : Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by K. Mohler]

AHRENS, Captain Henry

Bensonhurst -- In the death of Captain Henry Ahrens, which occurred at Bath Beach on Sunday morning last, this part of the city loses a popular figure. The captain was a widely known hotel-keeper, his pier at De Bruyn's Lane being a favorit resort during the season. He earned his title by services during the Civil War, and at the time of his death was a prominent member of Steinwehr Post, GAR, and of the Beethoven and Arion singing societies of New-York.
[New-York tribune., December 08, 1894, Page 13 - KT - Sub by FOFG]

APPLETON, James Hervey
 - In Brooklyn, on July 15, 1915, the Rev. JAMES HERVEY APPLETON.  Funeral s ervice at St. Peter's Church, State st. Saturday, at 10 a.m.  Interment, Philadelp hia.  Omit flowers (Philadelphia papers please copy.) [The Brooklyn Daily E agle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

AYRES, Romeyn B

Major-General Romeyn B. Ayres, United States Army, died at noon yesterday at Fort Hamilton, where he was stopping on leave of absence on account of sickness.
He was born at East Creek, Montgomery County, N.Y., in December, 1825. In 1843 he entered West Point, and on being graduated in 1847 was commissioned in the regular army as a Brevet Second Lieutenant of the Fourth Artillery, and served in the Mexican war at Pueble and the city, of Mexico with such valor as to be commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
He was in active service, mostly on the frontier, until the breaking out of the civil war, when he held the rank of Captain of the Fifth Artillery. He was present at all the early engagements of the war about the defenses of Washington. He accompanied the Army of the Potomac in the Peninsular campaign and in the Maryland campaign of 1862, and participated in all of the long sequences of battles ending at Antietam. He was made a Brigadier-General of United States Volunteers and promoted to Brevet Major, United States Army. Continuing with the Army of the Potomac, he served through the engagements at Warrentown, Rappahannock Station, and the battles of the Wilderness. In July, 1863, he was placed in command of a regiment and sent to New York City to aid in the draft. During the riot he rendered gallant service. On Aug. 1, 1864, he was promoted to Brevet Major-General, United States Volunteers, for conspicuous gallantry during the campaign, and less than a month later was made a Brevet Colonel for gallantry at Weldon Railroad. His valor at Five Forks gained him the title of Brevet Brigadier-General of the United States Army, and afterward he took part in the pursuit of the rebel army culminating in Lee's surrender. March 13,1865, he was promoted to Brevet Major-General, United States Army, and on April 30,1865, was mustered out of the volunteer service, having been active throughout the war.
Since the war he has been in command at various posts and has served on many important commissions. Three years ago he was ordered to St. Francis Barracks, St. Augustine. The climate there did not agree with him and his health began to decline. Last April he was forced to ask for sick leave of absence, and came to Governor's island. In May he removed to Fort Hamilton, where his wife's family have a house. He has been up and around ever since, but has been steadily failing. A short time ago paresis set in, which resulted in his death, he leaves several children by his first wife, one of whom, Charles Ayres, is a Lieutenant in the army. His second wife and two little girls survive him.
Major-Gen, Ayres was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, and of the Loyal Region. The funeral arrangements will not be completed until after a conference with the authorities. A service will be held at the Fort Hamilton house and then the body will probably be taken by a guard of soldiers to the Pennsylvania Railroad to be forwarded to Washington for burial at Arlington. When the news of the death was made known the flags on Fort Hamilton were set at half-mast and & detail of soldiers was sent as a guard to the house.
["The New York Times", Dec. 5, 1888. p. 2, c 6, Sub by FoFG]

AYERS, Julie
Thursday, November 26, 1925, at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. Mrs. Julie Opie Ayere, widow of Gen. Romeyn Ayres.
[From "The Evening Star", Washington, D. C., Nov. 28, 1925, p. 7, C. 7. Note; No further information found in "Star" about Mrs. Ayers. Sub by FoFG]

BAILEY, Ado Elijah
Ado Elijah Bailey, who was sentenced to be executed in Brooklyn, on the 7th of June last, for the murder of Jeremiah W. Pollock, evaded the sentence of the law by hanging himself on the night of the 24th. He made a rope from the bandages which were used upon his lame leg, one end of which he secured by a nail to the hinge of the door and the other he fastened around his neck. He was found hanging with his knees nearly to the floor when the jailer entered his room in the morning. It is said he has left behind him in writing a full confession of the bloody deed for which he was to have been executed. – Hartford Mercury. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) June 22, 1825. Submitted by Nancy Piper]

Class of 1837 – NATHAN BALLARD. Born, March 31, 1816, Concord, N.H. Son of Nathan and Eunice (Buss) Ballard. He fitted for college at Concord High School and at Kimball Union Academy. After graduation he taught at Peterboro and Boscawen, N.H. In 1840 he went to Washington, D.C., and taught, remaining there until, in 1844, he went to Baltimore, Md. In 1850 he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he taught in business colleges and as a private tutor until within two weeks of his death.
Died, Dec. 2, 1901, of pneumonia, at Brooklyn, N.Y.  Married, Emily J.L. Goddard, 1 851. Five children survive. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

BARDEL, Sarah P.
On July 14, 1915, SARAH P. BARDEL.  Funeral services at her late residence, 1639 New York av., Friday, at 8:30 p.m. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

BARKER, Charles Henry
DIED, In Brooklyn, on Friday, Feb. 15, after a short and painful illness, Charles Henry, son of W. and Emeline Barker, aged 3 months and 18 days. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

Dr. Bradford Le Baron Baylies, who had practised medicine in New York State for sixty-five years, died yesterday at his home, 418 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn. He was eighty-eight years old. Up to the day of his death Dr. Baylies was active in his profession. He was stricken with pneumonia and died a few hours after the attack. He was a former president of the Homoepathic Society of the County of Kings, a senior member of the American Institute of Homoeopathy and honorary senior and president of the International Hahnemann Association. He was also associated with Montauk Lodge. F. and A. M. His wife and daughter survive him.
[New-York Tribune., February 11, 1917, Page 13]

BEECHER, Henry Ward - Click to read Fort Worth Weekly Gazette article about the death of Henry Ward Beecher.

BEECHER - Mrs. Mary Howell Beecher, 69, author, descendant of Elihu Yale (founder of Yale University), and through her husband related to Henry Ward Beecher, in Brooklyn. [Jun 4, 1923, Time Magazine]

DIED, In Brooklyn, on Saturday morning, Feb. 16, Mrs. Jane, relict of the late Richard Berry, in the 74th year of her age. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

BETTING, William
Mr. William Betting, a Journalist of New York, was found dead in his room at Brooklyn on Tuesday apparently from heart disease. He was engaged to be married to a young German girl, to whom he became attached while a student at Gottingen, aud having sent for her, had engaged rooms in which they were to live after marriage. She is now on the ocean on the way anticipating a happy reunion and will find him in his grave.  [Stau nton spectator. (Staunton, Va.), 18 July 1882]

BETZ --  John Betz, of Brooklyn, died on Sunday night, from a blow inflicted on Saturday, by Matthew Keller.  He says the blow was give n in self-defense. [Camden Democrat, Camden, New Jersey, Saturday, December 24, 1870 - Sub. by MKK]

BIBBS, Sarah - In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, Sarah relict of the late Benjamin Bibbs. The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the late residence, No. ?6 Adams st, Brooklyn. [New York Times, Sept. 17, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

BLITZ, Mrs. Signor
The wife of Signor Blitz, the magician, died recently at Brooklyn, N.Y. [The Alleghanian (Ebensburg, PA) Sept. 1, 1859, page 2]

On Saturday, July 26, 1919. John H. Bremer. Jr.. only son of Dr. John H. Bremer, aged 14 years. Funeral services will be held at his late residence. 660 Leonard St., Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

BROOKS, Lieut. Henry
Death of Lieut. Brooks of the U. S. Navy.—Lieut. Henry Brooks, said to be the last surviving officer of the Kane Arctic Expedition, died at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn. The Evening Post gives the particulars of his death as follows:
Mr. Brooks has for some time been subject to fits of an apoplectic nature. It appears that he was taken with one of these fits, and feeling it approaching, tried to take hold of something near. The fit overtaking him suddenly, he missed his hold, and fell backwards on the pavement, striking his head with so much violence as to break the skull. He was taken to the Naval Hospital, where he expired soon after the above occurrence. Mr. Brooks was one of the men who composed the Kane Expeditions, and was Dr. Kane's first Lieutenant. In the navy, he held the post of boatswain, which he retained in the Navy Yard till his death. Since the return of the expedition from the Arctic regions, Mr. Brooks has not been to sea, being disabled by losing his toes by the frost. He was in the possession of medals from Queen Victoria, Lady Franklin, President Buchanan, and others presented to him for the manner in which he distinguished himself during the trials of an Arctic winter. Mr. Brooks was of Swedish birth, 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and family.
[Aug. 1858, "The Sailor's Magazine", Vol 30, pub. by The American Seamen's Friend Society, No. 80 Wall Street, NY]

BROOKS, LIEUT. HENRY, U.S.N. -- June 24, ae. 45. Mr. B. was one of the most reliable and distinguished officers of the expeditions to the arctic regions, and was justly held in high esteem by all who were fortunate enough to know him. At the time of his death he was acting as boatswain in the navy yard, though his real position was that of lieutenant. He wore medals from Queen Victoria, President Buchanan, and Lady Franklin, all awarded him for the distinguished services which he had rendered in the humane undertaking of searching for the remains of Sir John Franklin. He had not been to sea since the arctic voyage, because he lost part of both feet by the frost on that expedition.
[Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by K. Mohler]

BROWN, Robert I.
DIED, In Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning, February 12, of congestion of the lungs, Robert I., son of Robert I. and M. C. A. Brown, aged 4 years, 1 month and 12 days.[Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

BUTLER, Caroline Hyde - In Brooklyn, on Sunday evening, Sept. 20, Caroline Hyde, daughter of Edward and Justine Butler, aged 10 months and 5 days. The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral at No. 271 Henry st, South Brooklyn, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. [New York Times, Sept. 22, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

BUTTS (SCHULTZ) -- At Seton Hospital, July 26, Georgianna Schultz. Services at residence of R. P. Butts, 47 South Oxford St. Brooklyn, Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. New Jersey and Pennsylvania papers please copy. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

CAHILL, Johanna E.
MRS. JOHANNA E. RYAN fifty-five, wife of Thomas M. Cahill. a retired policeman, died at 652 Fifty-ninth Street, Brooklyn.
CAHILL.-On July 20. Johanna E. Cahill (nee Ryan), beloved wife of Thomas M. Cahill. Funeral on Tuesday from her late residence. 652 59th St. Brooklyn, at 9:30 a. m. thence to the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 5th Ave. and 59th St., where a solemn mass of requiem will be. celebrated. She is survived by three sons, Walter Purcell, Edward Joseph and Thomas Merton. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Newark papers please copy. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

- On July 14, 1915, in Buffalo, N. Y., SIDNEY E., son of the late Almon S. and Adaline Carpenter and beloved brother of James Emerson Carpenter and Mrs. Charles A. King of New York. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

CARRINGTON, Robert Raymond

In Brooklyn, on Saturday, Sept. 26, of disease of the heart, Robert Raymond Carrington, youngest son of the late John W. Carrington, aged 30 years and 2 months. His relatives and friends and those of his brothers, John W., Zebulon E. and Daniel N. Carrington, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence, No. 124 Bergen st. near Hoyt, South Brooklyn on Tuesday, Sept 29, at 3 1/2 o'clock p.m. without further notice.
[New York Times, Sept. 28, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

CLEMENT, Nathaniel Holmes
Class of 1863 – NATHANIEL HOLMES CLEMENT. Born March 23, 1844, in Tilton, N.H. Son of Zenas and Catharine Holmes Clement. He was in the eighth generation from Robert Clement, one of the founders of Haverhill, Mass., who settled there in 1642; was one of the five signers of the Indian grant of the town; representative in the General Court from 1645 to 1654; associate judge and county commissioner. His paternal grandfather served in the war of the revolution, and his maternal great-grandfather was at the battles of Bunker Hill and White Plains. He was a lineal descendant of Hannah Dustin. He fitted for college at the Portsmouth high school, and during his course served in war of the rebellion as a member of the “Dartmouth Cavalry.” Although the youngest member of his class, he ranked second in scholarship. After serving three years as a department clerk in Washington, he entered the office of Crooke, Bergen & Pratt, Brooklyn, serving as student and clerk until 1870, when he became a member of the firm for four years. He continued in private practice until 1882, when he became judge of the city court, serving as associated from Jan. 1, 1883 to Jan. 1, 1888, when he became chief judge until 1896, when the court was merged into the Supreme Court, when he resumed private practice. He was a member of the Brooklyn, Carleton, Marine and Field, Constitution and National Civic clubs; of the New England Society; director in the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Kings County Trust Company, also of the Marshfield Post, G.A.R. Died, March 2, 1899, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Married, Oct. 24, 1871, Catharine Amelia, daughter of Enoch Burdick and Mary A. (Ford) Piper. Children: Ermine Augusta, Arthur Wilfred, Clara Francis, born Jan. 26, 1880, died July 6, 1882; Charles Eugene, born Aug. 6, 1882, died Sept. 29, 1882; George Nathaniel Holmes. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

COFFEY, Patrick J.
IN MEMORIAM - In sad and loving memory of my father, PATRICK J. COFFEY, who died July 16, 1914. DAUGHTER [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

COMBS, Ezekiel
Ezekiel A. Combs, 56, a proofreader employed on "The New York World" for many years, died Monday in St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn. He was formerly a proofreader on "The Philadelphia Pu blic Ledger" [New-York Tribune., December 18, 1919]

CONELY, Sarah Louise
DIED, In Brooklyn, E. D., on Thursday morning, February 14, of inflammation of the brain, Sarah Louise, youngest daughter of Wm. S. and Mary G. Conely, aged 1 year, 8 months and 10 days. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

CORWIN, Hannah A.
Mrs. Hannah A. Corwin, the wife of City Treasurer Halsey Corwin of Brooklyn, died yesterday at 1400 Pacific street, Brooklyn. [The Sun.(New York [N.Y.]), July 24, 1889]

CHEW, Thomas J.
Death to be regretted – Thomas J. Chew, late of the U.S. Navy died at Brooklyn, late ly in the 70th year of his age. Mr. Chew was the person to whom Lawrence uttered the words, “Don’t give up the ship!” Chew fought with great gallantry in several naval battles in the war of 1812.  He was on the deck of the Constitutio n in the memorable fight with the Guerrieze, and contributed to the capture of that ship. At the time of his decease, he held the office of purser in the navy. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 14, 1846; NP, Sub by FoFG]

CHURCH, George T.
Class of 1894 - GEORGE TAYLOR CHURCH. A.B. Hamilton, 1880. B. 14 Dec., 1857, Waterville, N.Y. Teacher, 1880-86. Physician. D. 10 Mar., 1907, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

COFFIN, George C.
Class of 1872 - GEORGE CLARK COFFIN. LL.B. Univ. N.Y., 1874. B. Apr. 15, 1851, Glens Falls, N.Y. Lawyer. D. Mar. 5, 1913, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

DEAN, Mary A.  
- On Wednesday, July 14, 1915, at her residence, 270 ½ Ninth st., after a short illness, MARY A. DEAN.  She was born in Ireland forty-seven years ago.  The wife of the late George H. Dean.  She is survived by two daughters, Alice and Emma Scott, and two sons, George and William.  She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.  Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

DENISON (children)
Distressing Occurrence
New York, May 4:  About 9 o’clock on Tuesday evening a most distressing ci rcumstance occurred in Jay street; two of Mr. Lyman Denison’s children were suffocat ed in bed.  One of the children aged about 2 and the other about 3.  It appears Mr. and Mrs. Denison were out visiting Mr. Denison’s mother and had left a serva nt to take care of the children. After she had got them asleep she left the room with a light in it.  An elder child who was in the room removed the light from the mantelpiece and stood it beside the bed, which unfortunately caught fire; and before the servant returned the two children had been suffocated.  Medical attendance was immedia tely obtained, but without effect. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, May 11, 1830]

DISS, Charles J.
 - Entered into rest, on Thursday, July 15, 1915, CHARLES J. DISS, in his 65th year.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service Saturday evening, July 17, at 8 o'clock, at residence of his brother, Albert B. Diss, 737 Clinton av., Newark, N. J.  Interment Greenwood Cemetery at convenience of family. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

DOBBIN, Thomas
- On Thursday, July 15, 1915, THOMAS DOBBIN.  Funeral service at his late residence, 261 Steuben st., on Friday, July 16, at 3 p.m.  Interment, Newburgh. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

DODGE, Daniel

DIED, In Williamsburg, on Thursday evening, Feb. 14, of consumption, Daniel Dodge, in the 54th year of his age.  [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

DUNCAN, Robert Henry

Class of 1857 – ROBERT HENRY DUNCAN. B. 12 Nov., 1833, Meriden, N.H. Lawyer, Woodstock, Vt., Canaan, N.H., and New York City. D. 30 July, 1902, Brooklyn, N.Y. [
Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Victims of Exposure to Cold in New York and Boston.
New York, Dec. 11.—Lars Ellison, twenty-two years old, a member of the crew of the schooner Fred B. Bolano, moored at the foot of Twenty-eighth street, South Brooklyn, was found frozen to death today on a pier alongside the boat.
[The Washington Post, (Wash., D.C.), December 12, 1904]

EVERETT, Erastus
Class of 1836 – ERASTUS EVERETT. Born, Aug. 3, 1813, Princeton, Mass. Son of Joshua and Ruth (Wood) Everett, of the old colonial family which settled in Dedham, Mass., in 1632. Fitted at Amherst Academy. Came to Dartmouth from Colby. Received the degree of A.M. from Dartmouth in 1839, and that of LL.D. in 1876. Professor of English and History, Jefferson College, St. James parish, Louisiana, 1840-43. With two associates in 1843 he founded the Orleans high school at New Orleans, and became its principal in 1849, and its first president when it was chartered as a college, in 1854. He taught a select school in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1855-75, and was professor of Greek and Latin in Rutgers French College, 1875-79. He was a lecturer in many institutions of New York and New Jersey, a constant contributor to several periodicals, and published “A System of English Versification,” New York, 1848; “The Study of Mathematics,” 1852; also a poem, entitled “Progress,” 1859. D ied, May 7, 1900, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Married, Sept. 16, 1836, Rosa, daughter of Andrew Denham of Brooklyn, who survives. Children: Louise, Erastus, Minna, Elisha T., all living
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

FAIRLIE, Mary Wyvill
In Brooklyn, July 14, 1915, MARY WYVILL, wife of the late Robert Fairlie.  Funeral service at the Fairchild Funeral Parlors, 86 Lefferts place, on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

FARMER, William W.
William Wallace Farmer, sixty-nine, for many years president of A. D. Farmer & Sons, Beekman and Gold streets, one of the oldest type founderies in America, is dead at his home, 292 Quincy Street, Brooklyn. Mr. Fanner was born in Brooklyn, the son of Aaron D. Farmer, the originator of the type foundry business. He was a member of Astor Lodge 603, F. and A.M. and of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in this city.
[New York Tribune, March 3, 1920, pg. 8]

AN OLD RESIDENT GONE. Death Claims Romeo Friganza, of Mound City.  The History of His Life an Interesting One.
After Forty-Six Years in the U.S. Naval Service, He Serves the Public as Mayor, Postmaster and County Commissioner. Romeo Friganza was born October 17, 1815, on Minorca Island, one of the Balearic group, in the Mediterranean Sea, subject of Spain. His father, Salvador Friganza, was a native of Malta, in the Mediterranean. He died in Minorca, where he had been married to Juana Pons, a descendant of one of the oldest and most renowned families on the island. She died on the island after giving birth to thirteen children. Romeo was partly educated on his native island, but received most of his education on board the United States man-of-war, Constitution, the commodore ship of the Mediterranean squadron, on which he had embarked without the knowledge of his parents, and on which he stayed two years, when he was transferred to the North Carolinian, who relieved the old Constitution. He stayed on her till 1827, when he was transferred with the paymaster, N. H. Perry, to the United States sloop-of-war, Lexington, on which he remained till his arrival in New York in 1830. He was the transferred by Commodore Isaac Chauncey to the New York navy yard, for the purpose of learning the trade of ship joiner, there to remain till the aged of twenty-one. Through his industry and efficiency he was, at the breaking out of the Mexican War, made foreman of the joiners in the navy yard, continuing as such till 1856, when he was promoted to master joiner, a position of high trust which he held till the breaking out of the Civil War, when he was ordered to St. Louis, there to aid Admiral Foote in building and equipping gun boats for the Mississippi squadron. He remained in the service till July 1, 1874, which was after theabandonment of the naval service at Mound City. After a continual service of forty-six years, he retired from the public service. His record in the navy was one of the very best. During the years from 1861 to 1865, while acting as naval constructor, $3,000,000 passed through his hands, yet no questions were asked at Washington. His was the only office of that kind that was not investigated after war. Admiral Porter in a letter says: "You ought to feel highly honored, as yours in the only office that does not need investigation." He was also honorably mentioned in n aval histories. When he left the naval service, Mr. Furigana was elected mayor of Mound City, serving twelve years. He had also served as county commissioner and school trustee, and during Cleveland’s first administration was postmaster. He had been a member o f the Congregational church for seven years prior to his death. Mr. Furigana was married twice. By his first wife, Delilah Boardman, he had eight children, four of whom now survive, Joseph, a resident of Brooklyn; John, now living in Mississippi; Mrs. Maggie O’Callahan, of Cincinnati; and William, of Priscott, Ark. His first wife died in 185 6 and he was married again to Mrs. Anna Huckleberry, who now survives him with one child, Willis Friganza, aged 14. He was a great grandfather at his death, his eldest son being a grandfather. [Source: The Cairo Citizen, Mound City Illinois, 18 July 1895]

GEDNEY, George W.
At Brooklyn Home for Aged Men, GEORGE W. GEDNEY, aged 82.  Notice of funeral hereafter. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

GENTH, Elizabeth Carman
 - On Wednesday, July 14, 1915, ELIZABETH CARMAN, beloved wife of Edmund L. Genth, in her 32d year.  Services at her late residence, 562 East 26th st., Brooklyn, Friday, July 16, at 8 p.m.  Interment West Laurel Hill Cemetery.  (Pittsburg, Pa., Wheeling and Wellsburg, W. Va., papers please copy.) [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

GENUNG, Evalina
In Brooklyn, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Evalina, only child of Edward W. and Frances A. Genung, aged 5 years 1 month and 15 days. The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, this afternoon, at 2 ½ o'clock, from the residence of her parents. Portland av., 2d house from DeKalb av., without further invitation.
[New York Times, Sept. 30, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

GILE, Joseph
Class of 1857 - JOSEPH GILE. Born, Oct. 14, 1836, in Pottsville, Penn. Son of Alfred A. and Lucinda M. Kern Gile. Fitted at N.H. Conference Seminary. He taught in the high schools of Clarence, N.Y., Warsaw, N.Y., Huntington, L.I., and a grammar school in Brooklyn. Twenty-five years since, he became connected with the public schools of New Haven, Conn., and for the last fifteen years has conducted a college preparatory school for young men, serving also for ten years on the board of education. Died, Aug. 4, 1898, in Franklin, N.H. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1 899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

 - On Thursday, July 15, 1915, LAURA M. GILLMORE, widow of General Quincey A. Gillmore, U. S. A., at the residence of her son-in-law, the Rev. George R. Garretson, Laurel, L. I. Funeral services at the residence, Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery Sunday, July 18, at 11 a.m. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

GILMAN, SARAH -- In Brooklyn, N. Y., 24th ult., Mrs. Sarah Gilman, aged 94, widow of Nathaniel Gilman, a Revolutionary soldier.  (C. R., Apr. 3, 1852.)  [Source: Revolutionary Records, NGSQ, Oct. 1913, vol. 3 and Jan 1914, vol. 2 no. 4; Transcribed by: R. Ramos]

GOODMAN, Frances Mary
 - On Monday, July 12, 1915, JAMES A., beloved son of Frances Mary Goodman, and brother of Mrs. John McAuliffe, Peter T. and Francis J. Goodman, in his 30th year.  Funeral from his late residence, 36 Bergen st., on Saturday at 9 a.m.; thence to St. Paul's Church, Court and Congress sts., where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated.  He was a veteran of Company F, Thirteenth Regiment, Coast Artillery. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

GORMAN, Mary Delaney
MRS. MARY DELANEY GORMAN, widow of Martin Gorman, is dead at her home in Brooklyn. She was active in Catholic charities and was interested in the Home for Newsboys and the Home for the Blind, of Newark,N.J. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Benevolent League. [New-York Tribune., December 18, 1919]

Famous Actress Is Dead
Ada Gray, aged 52 years, the noted actress who made the play "East Lynne" famous in every corner of this country and in England, died at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., after a long illness. [Williamsburg Journal & Tribune – Williamsburg, Iowa – date unknown, but after 190 0. Submitted by Dawn.]

James Edward Greene, Brooklyn; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, 1884; aged 58; died in the Macon, Ga., Hospital, March 2, (1920) from nephritis.
[Source - "Journal of American Medical Society", 1920 - Sub. by Tina Easley]

GRIM, Richard B.S.
IN MEMORIAM - In cherished memory of our devoted husband and father, RICHARD B. S. GRIM, who departed this life on July 16, 1911. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

In Brooklyn, on Sunday, Sept. 27, V. R. Hall, boatswain United States Navy, aged 63 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Monday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 214 Gold st., Brooklyn.
[New York Times, Sept. 28, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

HAYES, John William
Class of 1860 – JOHN WILLIAM HAYES. LL.B., Alb. Law Sch., 1862. B. 30 Aug., 1838, South Berwick, Me. Lawyer, Kenosha, Wis. D. 16 Aug., 1902, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

HAYNE, Charles
Sudden deaths are alarmingly common. Not a day passes but we have to chronicle the frail tenure on which we hold life. Mr. Charles Hayne, the Ferry master of Hamilton Ferry, Brooklyn, dropped dead as he was tying his cravat in his residence at Gowanus. He had promised to take his wife to a ball, and had rather hurried in going home to his house. He was a Mason of long standing. [Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 03/30/1861, Submitted by Candi Horton]

HEALY, James M.
IN MEMORIAM - Solemn requiem mass (month's mind) will be offered for the repose of the soul of the late Rev. JAMES M. HEALY, at the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Putnam av., between Ralph and Patchen avs., on Saturday, July 17, 1915, at 10 a.m. Reverend clergy and friends invited. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12

Resident of Palm Springs, CA, passed away May 23, 2000 at his residence. Dr. Hirshleifer was a Battalion Surgeon during W.W. II & practiced medicine in New York from 1945-1971. He was former Head of Cardiology at Kings Co. Down State Hospital in Brooklyn & a member of the Lotus Club in New York. Dr. Hirshleifer was the founder of the Palm Springs Activity Center. Survived by his wife, Marilyn Hirshleifer of Palm Springs, CA; children, John A. Hirshleifer, M.D. of Los Angeles, CA & Jane Ellen Turner of Freemont, CA; sister, Shirlee Gross of Maplewood, N.J. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Graveside, 1:00 PM Tuesday at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. Palm Springs Mortuary, Directors (760) 321-0994
[New York Times, Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

HISLOP, Adelaide R.
Mrs. Adelaide Redfield Hislop, eighty-six, widow of Dr. John G. Hislop, died at 2231 Vanderveer Street. Brooklyn. She was a niece of Herman J. Redfield. formerly Collector of the Port of New York. Dr. Hislop. her husband, was at One time dean of the Medical College of New York University. Funeral services were held yesterday. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

David J. Johnson, seventy-six, a retired cooper, died Sunday at 403 South Fourth Street, Brooklyn. He was a member of the Ainslie Street Presbyterian Church.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

JOY, Charles E. Fiend
In Brooklyn, on Sunday, Sept. 13, Charles E. Fiend, infant son of Chas. H. and Jennie A. Joy, aged 8 months. The friends of the family are invited to attend his funeral, from the residence of his parents, Hicks St. near Degraw, South Brooklyn, on Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m.
[New York Times Sept. 15, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG. ]

KANE, Daniel
A FATAL accident occurred last week at the Brooklyn Armory. A member of the Twenty-eighth Regiment was sitting on the window-sill in the third story; having had but little rest the night previous, he fell asleep and tumbled down upon the sidewalk. The force of the fall was so great that he was literally dashed to pieces. The body was taken to the Dispensary, where an inquest was held by Coroner Horton. The name of the deceased is supposed to be Daniel Kane, a member of Company C. He was about five feet seven inches in height, dark hair and dark complexion, one joint missing from the more finger of the right hand. A badge on his coat bore the words, “Constitution and the Union.” The body was taken to the dead-house for recognition. A verdi ct of accidental death was rendered.
["Frank Lesl ie's Illustrated Newspaper", 05/18/1861, Submitted by Candi Horton]

The funeral of Edmund A. Kollmyer is to be from his home at 396 Clermont avenue, Brooklyn, on Wednesday morning;  not from St. John's Chapel [The Sun (New York [N .Y.] June 10, 1890, Page 3]

LARGE, Eliza C.
In Brooklyn, on Thrusday, Sept.24, Eliza C., wife of Alfred Large. The friends of the family and those of her brothers, Frere and M. C. Edey, also of her brother-in-law, Wm. Lottimer, are invited to attend her funeral, on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. from Christ Church, South Brooklyn, without further notice
. [New York Times, Sept. 26, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

LEFFERTS, Ann Elizam
At Bedford, Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, Ann Elizam wife of James Lefferts. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, without further notice, from her late residence, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
[New York Times, Sept. 30, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

DIED, In Brooklyn, on Friday, Feb. 15, Eliza, wife of Geo. W. Little, in the 49th year of her age. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]


H. Murray Loewenthal, Brooklyn; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, 18-2?; aged 47; formerly superintendent of the Rubber Plantation Hospital, Elopura, British North Borneo; died, March 13. (1920)
[Source - "Journal of American Medical Society", 1920 - Sub. by Tina Easley]

LOVITT, William
In Brooklyn, on Sunday, Sept. 27, William, infant son of Walter J. and Amanda Caroline Lovitt, of No. 26 Carroll st South Brooklyn. His remains will be conveyed from his late residence to Cypress Hill Cemetery for interment. The friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 3 o'clock p.m. this day, (Tuesday)
[New York Times, Sept. 29, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

LOW, Marian M.
Mrs. Marian M. Chambers Low, fifty-four, of 417 Forty-third Street, Brooklyn, is dead. Her father was a hotel man of Willamsburg, and her husband was formerly associated with "The New York Times." She is survived by a son, Colonel John Chambers Low, recently of the 308th Engineers, U.S.A.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

MALLON, Sibina L.
 - On Thursday, July 15, 1915, at her residence, 155 Sixth av., SIBINA LOUISE, beloved wife of Peter Mallon.  Notice of funeral hereafter. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

 IN MEMORIAM - Memorial mass for Mrs. JANE PECK McCAFFRAY, on Saturday morning, at 8:15 o'clock, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Sidney place and Livingston st. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

McGEE, James R.

June 15, 1810 – February 15, 1894
Death of an Old Government Employee
Sixty-three Years in the Navy Yards as a Shipwright. James R. McGee, one of the oldest citizens of Brooklyn, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Daniel B. Phillips, 283 Adelphi Street, on Thursday February 15, of pneumonia, in the 84th year of his age. Mr. McGee was born in the Fifth ward of Brooklyn on June 15, 1810. He received a common school education until his 15th year when he was apprenticed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to learn the trade of a shipwright. Ever since his entrance into the navy yard and up to February 4, 1894, Mr. McGee was actively in the employ of the United States government. All his life he was an ardent Democrat and took a vigorous interest in national and local politics. During the administration of President Buchanan Mr. McGee held the position of master of construction in the ship wright's department of the navy yard, but was removed upon the advent of the Republican party under Lincoln. Mr. McGee had not left his position when active hostilities commenced. He was instructed by Secretary of Navy Wells to report immediately in St. Louis, where a yard had been opened for the construction of river gunboats. During the entire war Mr. McGee remained there and at Cairo, where similar work was undertaken, and upon the cessation of hostilities returned to the Brooklyn navy yard. Since his wife's death, then years ago, Mr. McGee had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Phillips, where his death took place. He was a member of Nassau lodge No30, I.O.O.F., and is said to have been the oldest odd fellow in the city. Mr. McGee was also a member of the Society of Old Brooklynites and of the Veteran and Volunteer Firemen's associations, all of which bodies attended his funeral at 1:30 o'clock to-day at the residence of Mr. Philips. Dr. Van Alstyne, pastor of the Sands street Memorial church, conducted the services. The interment was at Cypress Hills cemetery. Mr. McGee leaves three daughters and one son, all of whom live in Brooklyn. [Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 17 Feb 1894, p.5]

McGUIRE, Bernard

BERNARD McGUIRE, 51, employed as a weigher in the Federal Department of Weights and Measures, died Tuesday at his home, 125 Congress Street, Brooklyn. [New-York Tribune., December 18, 1919]

Ann McKenn, who was born in Ireland in 1775, died in the apartments of one of her grandchildren, in the house 60 Norman avenue, New York, aged 105 years. She did not emigrate from Ireland until she was 81 years of age. She was in possession of most of her faculties until a few weeks before her death. (The Valparaiso Messenger, February 26, 1880)

DIED, In Brooklyn, on Thursday, February 14, Anna, wife of Charles W. Melvin, aged 23 years. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

MENAHAN, Bridget

On July 26, 1919, at her residence. 33 Bleecker St., Brooklyn, Bridget Menahan. beloved daughter of the late Edward and Mary Menahan and sister of the late John Menahan. Survived by brothers, P. J. and Edward J. Menahan , two sisters, Katharine Menahan and Sister Mary Frances in religion. Funeral on Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. Solemn mass of requiem at Our Lady of Good Council Church. Putnam Ave., at 11 a. m. Please omit flowers. Automobile cortège.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

MEYER, Friedrich
 - On July 15, 1915 in his eighty-third year, FRIEDRICH MEYER, father of Fred E. Meyer and Helene J. Boettler.  Funeral from his late residence, 1464 President st. July 18, 1915, at 10:30 a.m. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

MONSON, Private John J.
Hero of Lost Battalion Buried.
New York, July 15 -- Full military honors marked the funeral today of Private John J. Monson, hero of the Lost Battalion, who died in Bellevue Hospital after being taken ill while on leave of absence from his post in the regular army.  Monson died last Friday and it was three days before his body was identified.  As soon as it became known that he was the man who on September 28, 1918, carried the message through the German lines that reunited the Lost Battalion in the Argonne, scores of civic organizations planned that fitting honors might be paid him at his funeral.  Today a column five bl ocks long marched behind the caisson that carried the body to the Church of the Ascension, where a high requiem mass was said, and thence to Cypress Hills Cemetery, where military services were held.  Movements have been started to erect a memoria l to the heroic soldier.  (December 18, 1886-July 8, 1921, no gravestone) [Nonpar eil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published July 15, 1921; submitted by ann]

MOORE, Willis B.
Class of 1892 - WILLIS BARKER MOORE. B. 17 Oct., 1866, Limerick, Me. Teacher. D. 25 Jan., 1907, Brooklyn, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth Col lege Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

MORRISON, William Patten
At Coney Island, on Monday, Sept. 21, William Patten Morrison, aged 42 years and 9 months. Remains removed to Newburg, N. Y., for interment.
[New York Times, Sept. 23, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

MORSE, Verranus
Class of 1845 – VERRANUS MORSE. B. 20 Nov., 1818, Derry, N.H. Physician. D. 9 Mar., 1904, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

MOSS, John Calvin
John Calvin Moss, at his late residence, corner 54th St. and 4th AV., Brooklyn, on April 8, in the 56th year of his age. Funeral services on Tuesday, April 11 [sic. corrected to April 12 in April 10 edition], at 8 P.M.  Friends are invited to attend.  [The New York Times, April 9, 1892 -Sub. by Allen Bankson]

MOTT, Anne Burt
Died at Brookland, NY, November 27, at the residence of her son-in-law, Lloyd W. Barry, 1110 Pacific street, Anne Burt, aged 79 years, wife of the late, Gabriel F. Mott and sister of George Burt, Sr. and Mrs. Sara S. Minier of Whitefield.
[December 5, 1878, Submitted by Nancy]

MURPHY, Patrick
MURPHY - On March 22, Patrick, former resident of The Bronx and beloved husband of Margaret (Gearon). Funeral from 426 61st st., Brooklyn, on Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Mass of requiem at Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 10 a.m. Auto cortege. [New-York Tribune., March 24, 1919, Page 8]

MURRAY, Herbert V.
Herbert Vincent Murray, twenty-one. of 432 First Street, Brooklyn, died yesterday after an illness of four weeks. He was a brother of the late John Paul Thompson Murray, who at the time of his death last April was assistant editor of The Tribune News Service.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

MYGATT, Philip D
DEATHS. -- In Brooklyn N. Y., Nov. 17th, Philip D. son of George Mygatt, aged 13 years. [Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, December 1, 1869 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

NIEDRACH, Leonard J.
Leonard J. Niedrach, 61, active in the political and civic affairs of the Kingston Park seciton of Brooklyn, where he was formerly Republican captain of his election district, is dead at his home, 424 Ditmas Avenue, Brooklyn. He was founder and formerly president of the Kingston Park Club and a member of the Parkville Improvement League.
[New-York Tribune., December 18, 1919]

OLIVER, Dency A.
In Brooklyn, on Wednesday morning, Sept. 23, Mrs. Dency A. Oliver, widow of James L. Oliver, Esq., late of Ashtabula Co. Ohio. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon, from the house of her brother, L. L.. Jones, No. 239 Union st.
[New York Times, Sept. 24, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

OLIVER, Richard F.
In Brooklyn, on Friday, Sept. 25, Richard F., youngest son of Richard and Maria L. Oliver. The funeral will take place this (Saturday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from No. 386 Adelphi st., near Fulton av., Brooklyn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
[New York Times, Sept. 26, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

OPP, Philip
Brooklyn -- Philip Opp, 78 years old, died of pneumonia on Saturday afternoon at Brooklyn, his wife, Margaretha, died just twenty four hours later. Mr. Opp was born in Germany and came to this country in 1838. In 1847, with a number of other men, he started the New York Staats Zeitung, and retained his interest until about twelve years ago, when he retired from business. His death so affected Mrs. Opp, who was 81 years old and whom he married fifty-six years ago, that she was prostrated and died in a few hours.
[Adams County Free Press, 27 Apr 1893, pg 6 - Sub. by Terry Dicken]

- On July 14, 1915, at Oquaga Lake, N.Y., ADA PALMEDO, in her 76th year.  Services at residence of her son, A. M. Palmedo, 439 East 19th st., Flatbush, Saturday, 11 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

PALMER, Albert Rollins

Class of 1903 – ALBERT ROLLINS PALMER. B. 19 Sept., 1881, Astoria, N.Y. Teacher. D. 27 Feb., 1906, Brooklyn, N.Y.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

PHILIP, Charles
DIED, In Brooklyn, on Tuesday, February 12, Charles, son Charles and Catherine Philip, aged 1 year, 9 months and 12 days. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

PRENTIS, J. Adelaide
 - On July 16, 1915, J. ADELAIDE PRENTIS.  Funeral from the chapel of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Sixth st., and Seventh av., Sunday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

PRINCE, Horatio N.
 - On Thursday, July 15, 1915, HORATIO NELSON PRINCE, at his residence, 614 East Eighteenth st., Flatbush.  Services and interment Portland, Me., Sunday, July 18. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

RHODES, Mr. and Mrs.
A Shocking Accident -- At an early hour (2 o'clock) this morning, as Mr. Richard Rhodes and his wife of Rockaway were passing through the Village of Brooklyn on their way to the ferry, with a loaded wagon for market, their horse took fright, and running against a post overturned the wagon. The watchman who ran immediately to the spot found Mrs. R. dead. Besides several severe contusions, her neck was broken. Mr. R. was alive at 9 o'clock but little hope is entertained of his recovery. His skull was fractured and an arm and rib broken. The corpse of Mrs. R. was taken to Rockaway this forenoon and the first tidings that her family of six children had of the catastrophe was the lifeless corpse of their mother. - Eve Post.
[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, June 25, 1828 - Sub. by Nancy Piper]

RIVERS, Charles
Charles Rivers Died on Monday
Born in Newburgh
He taught over 60,000 persons how to Dance During his career as Instructor
Charles Howell Rivers, for over 60 years a prominent teacher in dancing in Brooklyn, died Monday of heart failure superinduced by old age, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marcus Downing, 54 Gouvereur Avenue, Rutherford, N.J. after several months illness.
Mr. Rivers was born in Newburgh, N.Y., in 1830 and at the age of 16 went to Brooklyn. After perfecting himself in dancing he established a school at Gothic Hall, then on Washington Street, and the principal place for assemblies in the early days of Brooklyn. It has long since been destroyed.
He established Rivers' Academy of Dancing, located at Court and State Streets, some 60 years ago, and continued there until 10 years ago, when he gave up public teaching and devoted himself to farming, having a country place at New City, Rockland County. He did not give up his profession, but taught privately and in various schools in this community to the last. In his long professional life he is said to have taught over 60,000 persons in his academy, and ten times that number came under his supervision at various times. For 40 years he had an Annual Exhibition In The Old Academy Of Music.
Mr. Rivers taught many professionals their methods, and invented many styles of dancing for them and society folk. He produced a hundred figures for the cotillon and was the founder of the American Society for Professional Dancers.
Mr. Rivers had been for many years a member of Adytum Lodge, F. and A.M., and leaves six sons, Charles G., H. Fletcher, William Pitt, Martin P., Frank Aubrey and Frederick Clarence, most of them dancing masters, and two daughters, Mrs. Marcus Downing and Mrs. Henry Dutcher. His wife, Maria Hoffman Phillips, died a year ago.
[Newburgh Journal, Feb 1, 1911 - Sub. by K.T.]

ROSS, Rev. William
At the Methodist Parsonage, in Brooklyn, on the 11th of February instant, the Rev. WILLIAM ROSS, aged 33 years. Mr. Ross had been a highly respectable and useful itinerant minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church for about 13 years. After lingering for several months with the consumption, sometimes enjoying flattering hopes of recovering, he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus; leaving behind him a name that will ever be associated with those Christian and ministerial virtues which adorn and dignify the human character. [Wednesday, February 23, 1825; Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, New York) Page: 3]

SANDFORD, Elizabeth
DIED, In Brooklyn, on Tuesday, February 12, Elizabeth, wife of E. W. Sandford, in the 26th year of her age. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

SCHIEREN, Charles A.
NEW YORK, March 10. – Charles A. Schieren, former Mayor of Brooklyn, and one o f the founders of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, died today of pneumonia. He was 73 years old. He had been prominently connected with several influential financial institutions. [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), 11 Mar 1915; MZ, tr. by FoFG]

SCHUYIER, Robert V. R.
DIED, On Sunday morning, Feb. 17th, in Brooklyn, Robert V. R. Schuyier, in the 43d year of his age. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

- On Thursday, July 15, 1915, SISTER MARY JOSEPH.  Funeral from Convent, Sisters of the Infant Jesus, 439 Henry st., Saturday a.m. [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) Fri, July 16, 1915, Page 12]

SLAGHT, James C.
Capt. Slaght, Old City Official, Dead at 92
Served through Civil War with Banks and Grant, but Never Took a Pension
Capt. James C. Slaght, the oldest official in the city’s service, succumbed to a complication of ailments last night at the home of his son, No. 397 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.  He was in his ninety-third year. Until about a month ago, when he last appeared in his office as Keeper of Records in the Municipal Building, Brooklyn, he had steadfastly refused to compromise with old age and its imposts, arriving in his cab at 9 o'clock every morning, and remaining to the end of the day's work. Although entitled to a pension for distinguished service throughout the civil war, Capt. Slaght refused to permit his name to be placed on the rolls, preferring to the last to accept nothing that did not come from his own head and hand. Capt. Slaght's father was Bornt Slaght and the family home was in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Capt. Slaght was marrie d at twenty-four to Miss Melvina E. Willits of Lincoln county, New Jersey.  H e is survived by two sons. [The evening world. (New York, N.Y.), January 14, 1911, Page 5]

SMYTH, Genevieve C.

Genevieve Catherine Smyth, daughter of Hugh D. Smyth, a real estate appraiser and broker, and auctioneer for the Sheriff of Kings County, died Sunday of influenza at 413 Greene Avenue.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]
SMYTH -Genevieve Catherine, only daughter of Hugh D. and Catherine Smyth and sister of Vincent H?., on July 27, at the residence of her parents. 413 Greene Ave., Brooklyn. Funeral Wednesday. July 30, at, 9:30 a. m., thence to the Nativity Catholic Church. Madison St. and Classon Ave., Brooklyn. Relatives and friends invited.
[New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub by FoFG]

SPEIR, Robert
DIED, In Brooklyn, on Tuesday, February 12, Robert Speir, in the 83d year of his age. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr. by Susan Geist]

STONE, Richard H.

Class of 1860 - RICHARD HENRY STONE. M.D., Coll. P. and S., N.Y., 1866. B. 14 Sept., 1836, Windsor, Vt. Physician. D. 27 July, 1910, Brooklyn, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

STUART, Francis H.
Class of 1871 - FRANCIS HART STUART. M.D., L.I. Hosp. Coll., 1873; A.M., Hamilton, 1877. B. 29 July, 1846, Logansport, Ind. Physician. Lect., Obst., L.I. Coll. Hosp., 1874-80. Mem. Am. Acad. Medicine. D. 4 Sept., 1910, Brooklyn, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

SULLIVAN, Maurice F.
Class of 1887 - MAURICE FRANCIS SULLIVAN. B. 16 June, 1864, Monson, Mass. Physician, Southington, Conn., 1887-1909. D. 29 Nov., 1911, Brooklyn, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1911-1912, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Ann Trainor, who was so seriously injured in the Orange street fire, Brooklyn, died at the hospital on the 16th. There were evidences of improvement the evening previous, but during the night she failed rapidly, and breathed her last about nine o'clock the following day. Coroner Horton held an inquest upon the body. The verdict of the jury was that she died from congestion of the lungs, caused by inhaling smoke. The funeral took place yesterday from her Father's residence. A large concourse followed the body to its last resting place. The room-mate of the deceased, Miss Susan Ann Wilson, it will be remembered, was killed by jumping out of the fifth storey window. The engineer of the hoop-skirt factory, Mr. Geo. Albrecht, who was arrested on suspicion of causing the fire, was discharged by the coroner, there being nothing whatever upon which such a charge could be based. It was a most cruel and needless arrest, there not being the slightest shade of suspicion against him. It seems very clear until we have Mackenzie's Fire-Escape fitted upon every tenement-house there can be no security for life.
["Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", 03/30/1861, CH - Sub by FOFG]

TYLER, Charles R.
Charles R. Tyler, the oldest letter carrier in the United States, died of heart disease in Brooklyn. Mr. Tyler, who was born 80 years ago, had been in the employ of the post office department 50 years. [Mower County Transcript, (Lansing, MN) Nov. 21, 1900, page 6, Sub. by R. Line]

Gen. Rodney C. Ward of Brooklyn died at Oak Bluffs Club House on Friday afternoon of heart trouble. [Boston Journal, Sep 7, 1889 - Sub. aFoFG (nw)]

Class of 1813 – HENRY WARREN was the fourteenth child of Dr. John Warren, first professor of anatomy and surgery in Harvard College, and of Abigail Warren, daughter of Hon. John Collins, of Newport, governor of Rhode Island. He was born in Boston 13 May, 1795. He was fitted for college partly at the Latin school and partly at a private school kept by Rev. Dr. Gardiner. He entered college in 1809. He had a high rank in his class, and was chosen into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. After leaving college, he began the study of law in the office of William Sullivan, and was admitted to the bar in due course, in 1816, and opened an office in Boston. In 1818 he became a member of a literary and social club, in which, among others, were W.H. Prescott, J.G. Palfrey, Jared Sparks, Theophilus Parsons, and William Spooner. They had stated meetings once a fortnight at each other’s houses, and each read in turn an original essay or story; after which, a discussion and general conversation followed. At an early period it was determined to select some of their compositions for the press. Mr. Prescott was chosen editor; and the first number of “The Club Room,” which was to appear in monthly parts, appeared 5 February, 1820. The introductory article, written with a good deal of humor by Mr. Warren, was considered among the best. Only four numbers appeared, and it expired on 19 July following. About this time Mr. Warren, at the request of the Massachusetts Temperance Society, delivered an address on temperance, before a large audience in Dr. Porter’s church in Roxbury. Mainly from diffidence and a sensitive temperament, Mr. Warren had very little professional employment; and in 1821 he removed to Palmyra, Penobscot County, Maine, then in the midst of a primeval forest, and took charge of what remained of his father’s three townships of wild land – Palmyra, Newport, and Corinna. Here he passed many years of seclusion and hardship, devoting himself assiduously to the interests of the settlers, and finding much and useful employment as a lawyer and magistrate. In 1828 he prepared a biographical notice of his father, which appeared in the appendix of Thacher’s Medical Biography; and about the same time a memoir of Gen. Joseph Warren, for the American edition of Rees’s Cyclopedia. In 1833 he removed from Palmyra to Bangor, to be nearer the centre of the speculation in timberlands, then at its height. Here he was chosen president of a bank. His first adventures in timber-land were successful. This led him farther on, and the close was financial ruin and bankruptcy. Mr. Warren, being a zealous whig in a democratic state, failed of political honors, except in a single year, when a temporary triumph of his party sent him to the state senate for a single term. Having obtained some property by a legacy in 1843, he removed the next year to Boston, and opened an office in Court Street, though making frequent visits to Bangor and Palmyra. In 1852 he removed to New York, and took an office in Pine Street. But he continued to pass much of the summer in Maine, where he had old claims to look after. He became possessed of a house and land in Newport, in that state, and gave much attention to improving the place. By this time he had become engaged in various speculations. He was interested in a coal mine, in large land claims in Ohio and Western Virginia, and was an owner of lots in Brooklyn and Harlem, N.Y. These interests, and the litigation to which they led, gave him full employment for many years. In June, 1869, he came to Boston, to attend the Musical Jubilee. He had previously had an attack of illness, but was able to enjoy his visit; and upon his return to New York he was seized with severe catarrhal symptoms, which soon affected the lungs, and after a week’s illness proved fatal on 6 July. He was never married. [
"The Necrology of Harvard College 1869-1872"; published 1872; transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

WEBER, Henry
WEBER - Henry, son of the late Louis and Marie Weber, at 1066 Jefferson av., Brooklyn ; born in Brooklyn in 1881; survived by son Henry, brother Frank, and sister Adeline L. Kramer; was a salesman for the American Woolen Company, New York. Interment Monday, private.
[New-York Tribune., March 24, 1919, Page 8]

WELLS, Major T.
In Brooklyn, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, of inflammation of the lungs, Major T. Wells, son of John H. and M. Amanda Wells, aged 5 years, 7 months and 24 days. His funeral will take place at the residence of his parents, corner of Fulton av and Ryerson st., Brooklyn, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The friends of the family and the members of Trowel Lodge No. 14 F. A. M. are respectfully invited to attend.
[New York Times, Sept. 24, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG.]

WIGHT, Addison B.
DIED, In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, February 13, after a short illness, Addison B. Wight, in the 44th years of his age. [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; tr by Susan Geist]

WINGATE, Charles

Class of 1832 – CHARLES WINGATE. B. 26 Jan., 1813, Barrington, N.H. Teacher, 1832-63. Business. D. 2 March, 1903, Brooklyn, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


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