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ANTHONY -- On Friday, the 23d of March, Henry B.M. Anthony, the son of James W. Anthony, aged 7 months and fifteen days. [Freedom's Journal, (NYC) - March 30, 1827 - Sub by FoFG]

New York, Feb. 4 – Alice Atherton, the actress, died this morning after twenty years of triumphs before the foot-lights. (Daily Journal, Telluride, February 4, 1899)

BACON - Henry Bacon, 58, famed architect; in Manhattan. [Monday, Feb. 25, 1924, Time Magazine]

BAILEY, Barnum, was killed 24 Sept. 1832, at N. Y. after falling out of his hotel window. (6 Oct. 1832) [Source:  Vital Records From The National Intelligencer , by George A. Martin; transcribed by V. Bryan]

Class of 1848 - STRATFORD CANNING HARVEY BAILEY. B. 5 June, 1882, Hopkinton, N.H. Lawyer. D. 11 Dec., 1910, New York, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1910-1911, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

-- Leroy Baldwin, Head of Empire Trust Co., Dead
NEW YORK, March 7 (A.P.)-Leroy W. Baldwin, age seventy-three, a financier reported to have had one of the largest incomes In the nation, is dead here after an operation in Harkness pavilion. Baldwin founded the Empire Trust Company in 1901 and served as its president until his death. No official estimate of his wealth ever has been made public, but Baldwin paid $225,000 cash for his town home in October 1927, and last July the treasury ordered a refund of $135,000 as overpayment on his 1933 income taxes. His financial interests covered a wide field. In 1925, with the financial backing of the wealthy Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, he bought the Equitable building here for a reported price of $38,500,000, the highest that ever had been recorded in a New York realty transaction. He also served as chairman of the board of the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad and director of the Boomer-Du Pont Properties, Inc. [The Indianapolis News March 7 1939, Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy]

BARRETT, Isaac --- A Boy Killed -- NEW YORK, Feb. 29 - Isaac Barrett, a boy, fell from the sixth floor of a tenement house to the ground, and his body crushed almost out of human semblance. [East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) - Thursday, March 1, 1888 - JD - Sub by FoFG]

BARRY, Mrs. Jane, relict the late James Barry of Teneriffe, and Aunt of C. C. Cambrelens, M. C., and S. Cambrelens, d. at N. Y., 21 Dec. 1832, age 73. (25 Dec. 1832) [Source:  Vital Records From The National Intelligencer, by George A. Martin; transcr ibed by V. Bryan]

BAXTER, John Crichton
-- At New York City, on Thursday, July 27, 1933, at 1 a.m., John C. Baxter, husband of Ollie W. Baxter. Funeral services at his late residence, 20 Vernon Drive, Mt. Lebanon [Allegheny County, Pa.], Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. ["Pittsburgh Press", July 29, 1933 - Submitted By: Allen Bankson]

BEEKMAN, Annie -- At Harlem, on Monday, Sept. 28, Annie, twin daughter of Henry and Mary Ann Beekman, aged 20 months. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, without further invitation, from the house of her parents, foot of 117th st., East River, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. [New York Times, Sept. 30, 1857. Submitted by FoFG]

BERGMAN, Ray - (nee Ray Cohen), widow of Max Bergman, of Cleveland, Ohio, on June 23, 1919. Funeral 1460 Lexington av., on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Omit flowers. Cleveland papers please copy. [NEW-YORK Tribune, June 25, 1919, Page 10 - Transcribed by Nancy Overlander]

BLAKE - Class of 1863 - WILLIAM PHIPPS BLAKE. A.M.; Ph.B., Yale, 1852; Sc.D., U. of Pa., 1906. B. 1 June, 1826, New York City. Mineralogist and author. Prof. Geol. and Min., Coll. Cal., 1863-67. Prof. Geol. and Dir. Sch. of Mines, Univ. of Ariz., 1894-1905. (Emeritus 1905-1910) Fellow Geol. Soc. London. D. 22 May, 1910, Berkeley, Cal. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]


MRS. ANNIE BRODERICK and her three children were suffocated in a fire at New York. The dead children are Mary, aged five years; Richard, aged eighteen months, and John, aged nine months. The fire, which was caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp, had gained such headway before the firemen could reach the house that it was impossible to rescue the inmates. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), July 13, 1892]

BUCK - Class of 1861 - THOMAS ELLIOTT BUCK. B. 8 Mar., 1836, Tunbridge, Vt. Ass't Surg. 1st Conn. Cav., 1862-65. Physician. D 2 Apr., 1907, New York, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

BUTLER - Died, in the city of New York, on the 22d inst., Harriet, wife of Hon. B. F. Butler, in the 36th year of her age. (The Lewis County Republican (Martinsburgh, NY) - Wednesday, August 10, 1853; JD, Sub by FoFG)

BUTLER - Class of 1848 - WENTWORTH SANBORN BUTLER. Union Theol. Sem., 1855. B. 30 Sept., 1826, Deerfield, N.H. Librarian. D. 24 Sept. 1910, New York City. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

CALLAHAN - June 23, Annie Callahan, native of County Cavan, Ireland, Requiem mass at St Vincent Ferrer's Church, Wednesday at 10 o'clock. [NEW-YORK Tribune, June 25, 1919, Page 10 - Transcribed by Nancy Overlander]

CAMP - Walter Camp, 66, football expert, father of the "daily dozen"; in Manhattan, of heart disease [Mar. 23, 1925, Time Magazine]

CASEY -- 14 Sept. 1895 - 3 Apr. 1934
Daniel J. Casey, president of the Western Watchman Publishing Co., which until recently published the Western Watchman, Catholic weekly, died of pneumonia at the City Hospital Tuesday night. He was 37 years old. Mr. Casey came to St. Louis in 1932 to join the Watchman staff. He was business manager until last fall, when he acquired the majority stock of the company. Publication ceased in December pending a reorganization and Mr. Casey had planned to issue the paper again, beginning in May. Mr. Casey is survived by his widow and small daughter, who are enroute here from Wisconsin. Pending their arrival funeral arrangements have not been made. The body is at the Cullivan & Riley chapel, 5007 Waterman avenue. Mr. Casey made his home here at the American Annex. He was born in New York, entered newspaper work there, and later became connected with Catholic publications. Before coming to St. Louis, he was associated with Joseph Quinn, editor of the Southwest Courier, a Catholic weekly at Oklahoma City, Okla. St. Louis Star-Times [Source: Colby Phonograph (Clark County, Wis.), 5 Apr. 1934 - MZ - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]
Daniel J. Casey was born in New York City on Sept. 14, 1895, and graduated from high school at the age of fourteen. He then entered college conducted by the Jesuit Fathers in Boston, Mass. After graduation, he spent one year abroad. On the 11th of December, 1917, he was enlisted at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. He served as sergeant of the air service overseas and became a commission officer just as the war ceased. On his return to the United States Mr. Casey studied law and was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts. But the Catholic Press was the field of his choice. It mattered naught in what capacity he served. He worked with the same zest seeking advertising or selling subscriptions as he did with his pen. Mr. Casey went to St. Louis in 1932 and was perhaps best known to readers of the Western Watchman through his column, "Our Weekly Dozen." His squibs were quoted by Catholic newspapers from coast to coast. Mr. Casey was married to Antoinette Will of Colby, Wisconsin, on February 2, 1930. His sudden passing, being sick with pneumonia but three days, is mourned by his wife and daughter, Mary Ann. Also his mother, two brothers, Joe and Jim, and two sisters, Beatrice and Margaret, of Boston, Mass. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Clark County, Wis.), 19 Apr. 1934 - MZ - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]
The Southwest Courier prints:

"Thousands of our readers will recall a rather short, spry man who called upon them for subscriptions a few years ago. He was Irish and his name was Daniel J. Casey. Likely as not he stopped to chat a while with you and you enjoyed his wit and optimism. He died last week in St. Louis after a short spell of pneumonia.
Casey was a soldier of fortune in many ways. He came to Oklahoma in 1929, carefree, buoyant, ready to do our bidding. He solicited in every town and city of Oklahoma. Then we sent him to the diocese of Lafayette upon the invitation of Bishop Jeanmard. He obtained more than 1700 subscriptions among the French people of that section, then went north to the Diocese of Alexandria where he wrote 1200. Crossing over into Texas, he solicited in Amarillo and other Panhandle cities and added 1050 more names to our mailing list. Then back to Oklahoma to write or rewrite additional thousands. Not once did he fail to send in a listed name. And he obtained the subscriptions of practically everyone with whom he talked.
His work done here, Casey went to the Kansas City Catholic Register and later to the Western Watchman of St. Louis. Here he blossomed out as a writer with a keen, trenchant pen and sharp wit. We understand he became president of The Western Watchman Publishing Co. which was in process of re-organization at the time of his death.
Few men were so enthused over the Catholic press as was Daniel Casey. His Catholicity was as solid as a rock and he was thoroughly grounded in Catholic doctrine. He wrote as highly as eighty subscriptions a week, among Catholic and non-Catholic people, and he was an exponent of Catholic beliefs wherever he went. Fearless, militant, he went about doing great good in sections where the Catholic church was little known. Many of our subscribers in far-off places owe him a debt of gratitude, as do we, for seeking those isolated by a great distance. May his soul rest in peace."

CARTER - Class of 1897 - STEPHEN TALMADGE CARTER. B.S., Coll. City of N.Y., 1889. B. 3 Sept., 1868, Greenbush, N.Y. Physician. D. 7 June, 1901, Aiken, S.C. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1904-1905, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

CHARLES -- On the 22d inst. Mr. John Charles, aged 27. [Freedom's Journal, (NYC) - March 30, 1827 - Sub by FoFG]

CHURCH -- Class of 1856 - BENJAMIN SILLIMAN CHURCH. M.S.; C.E., 1884. B. 17 Apr., 1836, Belvidere, N.Y. Engineer. D. 9 Dec., 1910, New York, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1910-1911, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

CLARK, Augustus -- Class of 1858 - AUGUSTUS BLODGET CLARK. Born, Aug. 1, 1834, in Sanbornton, N.H. Son of Archibald Stinson and Priscilla (Gilman) Clark. He read law with George Washington in Benson, D.C. 1841, at Lawrence, Mass.; practiced in New York City; first lieutenant Eighty-second Regiment New York Volunteers. Died _________. Married, Jan. 2, 1864, Helen E., daughter of Dr. Harris Cowdry of Acton, Mass. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

COCK, Martin, of N. Y., for many yrs. a res. of this city, d. 13 Sept. 1832. (17 Sept. 1832) [Source:  Vital Records From The National Intelligencer, by Georg e A. Martin; transcribed by V. Bryan]

COCKRAN - W. Bourke Cockran, 69, member of the House of Representatives from New York, in Washington. [Mar. 10, 1923, Time Magazine, Sub. by K.T.]

COHEN, Bernard M. -- B. M. COHEN'S SUDDEN DEATH -- Insurance Man in Bath with Acid Bottle Near By.
BERNARD M COHEN of 7 West Ninety-second Street, an Insurance agent, with an office at 56 Liberty Street, was found unconscious in the bathtub at his home last evening by his wife. A bottle which had contained carbolic acid lay on the floor, and he died a few minutes after the arrival of the doctor.
Henry HESS, the son-in-law of the dead man, said that it had been Mr COHEN's custom to come home at 5 o'clock, take a bath, take his medicine, and go to a restaurant at Eighty-fifth Street and Columbus Avenue to meet his wife for dinner. Yesterday Mrs COHEN waited for him for some time, and as he did not put in an appearance, she went to the restaurant and had her dinner, and returned to the apartment about 7:30 o'clock. A short time later she went into the bathroom and found her husband.
The police of the West One Hundredth Street Station were informed that Mr COHEN had committed suicide, but upon more examination the report was changed to "probably accidental death." Coroner JACKSON made an investigation, and said that he thought Mr COHEN had taken the carbolic acid by mistake. The Coroner learned that Mr COHEN's brother, Samuel, seventy-two years old, died a week ago, and that Mr COHEN's grief had made him ill. The doctor told him that his heart was weak, and prescribed some medicine. It was this medicine which he kept in the bathroom, and which he probably intended to take last night.
Mr COHEN was formerly in the woolen business, but for ten years has been connected with the Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Fidelity and Casualty Company, with an office at 56 Liberty Street. He was seventy years old, and is survived by his wife and an only daughter, Mrs Rosa HESS. [published 28 Jul 1904, New York Times, NY, pg 5 - Sub. by C. Mechling]

COLBY -- Class of 1845 - ROBERT COLBY. B. 30 Sept., 1823, New London, N.H. Lawyer and banker. D. 15 Nov., 1904, New York City. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1904-1905", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

COLEMAN -- Died at New York, on Monday 13th inst. William Coleman, Senior Editor of the New York Evening Post, aged 62 years. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA,   July 21, 1829 - Sub by FoFG]

COOK -- Died, June 3d, at Fort Wood Bedlow's Island, N.Y., Edward Cook, son of G. R. Cook, Esq., of this town a private in the 14th Reg. N.Y.S.V. In the 22d year of his age.  He was buried at Union Cemetery, Long Island. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) - June 11, 1862; JD, Sub by FoFG]

CORCORAN, John - POVERTY CAUSES SUICIDE -- Dispossessed and Unable to Find Work, Corcoran Drank Poison.
New York, Dec. 15.—After trudging through the snow from one end of the city to the other in the vain hope of securing employment, his wife and six children without food and ordered to leave their home, in an upper East Side tenement house, because of nonpayment of rent, John Corcoran, a clerk, to-day ended his life by drinking carbolic acid. [The Washington Post, (Wash., D.C.), December 16, 1904 ]

CRANE, ROYAL SOUTHWICK. -- Born, Jan. 6, 1836, Lowell, Mass. Son of Alanson and Lydia (Smith) Crane. Fitted at Thetford, Vt., Academy. Read law with Bartlett & Rowe, Bangor, Me., and William A. Richardson of Boston. Admitted to the bar in New York city in May, 1860, and was a constant practitioner there until his death. In 1898, when the new bankruptcy law was passed, he was appointed referee by Judge Brown. Died, Nov. 18, 1899, New York, N.Y. Married, Dec. 3, 1863, Sarah E., daughter of Richard Tincker at Ellsworth, Me., who with one son, Richard, survives. A daughter died in 1891. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

With his hair almost as white as snow and bowed with age and grief, Richard Croker arrived on the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse to attend the funeral of his son, Frank, who was killed while practicing for the automobile races at Ormond beach, Fla. Mr. Croker's step lacked the buoyancy and vigor which characterized it in former years, and it is evident his bereavement has been a hard blow for him. Friends who have met him said that, while he is heavily weighted down by the death of his son, they do not believe there is any cause for alarm in regard to his health. "I've come back to America to bury my son-my son that I thought more of than any father can tell. I won't say he was all the world to me, but he was a great part of it. I do not condemn him for his recklessness, but I do think that the young men of today are not sufficiently careful. They do not seem to realize the pain they cause. I am in the hands of my friends I do not know where I am going-I do not know where I am going-I do not care. I am a broken old man with little to live for, indeed." The tragic event in the Croker family, it is taken by friends, has served to unite for a time a household divided for years. [Source:  The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, IN.) March 1, 1905, page 7; Sub by R. Line]

CRONAN -- Rev. C. J. Cronan Dies; Pastor of All Saints; Cardinal Hayes to Preside at High Mass of Requiem Monday, Divine Office Sunday.
The Rev. Corneall (Cornelius) J. Cronan, pastor of All Saints` Roman Catholic Church, 47 East 129th Street, died of heart disease yesterday as he was reading in the library of the rectory after luncheon. He was 58 years old. Divine office will be chanted by a choir of priests in his church at 8 o`clock Sunday evening. Cardinal Hayes will preside and give absolution at the high mass of requiem, also at All Saints, at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Father Cronan was born in Mount Morris, N.Y., on March 22, 1872. After preparing for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary in Troy he was ordained in 1893 by Bishop McQuay of Rochester. His first appointment was as assistant at the Church of the Sacred Heart in this city. In 1894 he went to St. Mary's Church in Rosebank, S.I., where he was assistant pastor for twenty-four years and pastor for eight years. On June 14, 1926, he succeeded Mgr. Power, who had died a few months before, as pastor of All Saints. [New York Times, May 2, 1930 - Submitted by Nan Starjak]

same paper, Deaths section:
Cronan --Suddenly, May 1, 1930, Rev. Corneall J. Cronan, pastor of All Saints' Roman Catholic Church, Madison Av. and 129th St. The Divine Office will be chanted Sunday, May 4, at 8 P.M. Solemn mass of requiem Monday, May 5, at 10 A.M.
[New York Times, May 2, 1930 - Submitted by Nan Starjak who adds: "Fr. Cronan's first name was actually Cornelius"]

CROSBY, DIXI -- Born, July 29, 1869, Hanover, N.H. Son of Dr. Alpheus and Mildred Glassell (Smith) Crosby. Demonstrator of Anatomy, 1890-91. Clinical assistant in Bellevue Hospital, 1890; also in Vanderbilt Clinic, 1891. Practiced a short time in Exeter, N.H., about 1893. Gave his services in the camp at Montauk, 1898.
Died, Jan. 20, 1900, New York, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

CUTTER - Class of 1857 - JOSEPH AUGUSTUS CUTTER. B. 10 Sept., 1833, Boston, Mass. Lawyer and business. D. 13 May, 1910, New York, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1911-1912, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

DALY, Henry F.
Henry F. Daly, who was leading man for Edwin Forrest forty years ago, is dead. He was born in New York city in 1827 and was destined by his father for a business career. Daly's father boxed his ears one day in a fit of vexation. He ran away from home and made a three years trip in the Arctic regions with Capt. Crocker of New Bedford. Next he went to California in 1849 during the gold fever, and, finding that fortune did not come his way, he made application to play the flute in the orchestra of one of the first theaters built in San Francisco. Then he got a small part in a new play and soon became a success. He played with Julius Brutus Booth. He played Iago to Forrest's Othello, and then supported Edwin Booth for three years. After that he was a member of A. M. Palmer's Union Square Theater Stock company, He married Catherine E. Anderson, an actress, in 1857. He took an active interest in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and his wife said recently that he had left his entire fortune of several thousand dollars to it. He also left money to endow two beds in St. Luke's hospital for actors. The couple had two adopted children. One of them, Frank Bodine, was sent to study art in Paris. He is now living in Marseilles. [Source:  The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, IN.) March 1, 1905, page 7; Sub by R. Line]

DICKERMAN - Watson Bradley Dickerman, 77, former President of the New York Stock Exchange, in Manhattan. He retired in 1909 and devoted himself largely to breeding race horses. He is survived by his wife and a five-year-old son. [Apr. 14, 1923, Time Magazine, Sub. by K.T]

DORR -- Another Old Resident Gone. -- J. E. DORR Passes Away After An Illness of Seven Months.
Mr. J. E. DORR, died at his home in this city (Batavia, Kane County, Illinois), Sunday, January 21st, 1894, at 9 o'clock a.m., after an illness of seven months, aged 63 years. Deceased was born in New York City, Jan. 17th, 1831, and married Miss Uretta WEBB of that city, Nov. 23d, 1852. In 1857 they came west and settled at Blackberry, and from there moved to St. Charles, after which he spent several years in Kentucky, coming to Batavia (Kane County, IL) in 1861, where he has made his home for the past 33 years. He was an ornamental painter and house decorator by trade; having followed this business from some years in the East with his father, and since his residence here has continued in his chosen profession, and it was while completing some work last June, that he fell from a ladder and sustained injuries which eventually caused his death; having been confined to his home ever since, and a greater part of it to his bed. Deceased was a very intelligent gentleman and a great reader, and has many warm friends with whom he has associated these many years; was a follower of the Swedish Borgian faith, and lived an honest and upright life. Besides the wife, five children are left to mourn a father's death. The funeral took place from the home Wednesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. J. E. Bissell. [Batavia Herald, Kane County, IL, 25 January, 1894 - Sub. by K.T.]

ECKFORD -- The New York Mercantile states that a most melancholy event occurred on Wednesday night the 23d ult in the family of Henry Eckford, Esq. His daughter Henrietta, a young lady aged about 19 years was so dreadfully burnt by her clothes taking fire, that she expired on Thursday morning. It is said that she was watching for the night with a sick sister, and fell asleep while sitting by the fire. During her sleep, the fire communicated to her clothes and before relief could arrive, she was so badly burnt that she survived but a few hours. The sister, who was so much indisposed as to be unable to move was obliged to witness the distressing scene without being able to render assistance - and a brother, who was alarmed by the cried and came to assist, was badly burnt in endeavoring to afford relief. - Balt. Amer. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pa., February 6, 1828]

ELDRIDGE - Read death notice

ENRIGHT - Class of 1878 - JOSEPH CORNELIUS ENRIGHT. B. 2 Dec., 1852, Weston, Vt. Lawyer. D. 1 Feb., 1907, New York, N.Y. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

FEARN -- New York Man, T. C. Fearn, Dies - Succumbs to Injuries Received in Auto Smashup Near Montoya (TX)
T. C. Fearn, mining engineer, who was injured in a collision between his automobile and a wagon near Montoya, Monday morning, died Tuesday morning at Hotel Dieu, where he was taken immediately after the accident. His right arm sustained a compound fracture, and his head was crushed. Mr. Fearn, accompanied by Mrs. Fearn, were returning from a weekend stay at Dripping Springs, when they attempted to pass a wagon loaded with furniture near Montoya. How the accident happened has never been explained, as no one saw it but the persons injured. But the automobile driven by Mr. Fearn was turned completely over, catching both Mr. Fearn and his wife. The wagon with its load of furniture was completely demolished, and L. L. Kyle, of Anthony, who was driving it, had his left leg broken in two places. The three victims were taken to Hotel Dieu immediately. Mrs. Fearn is injured about the spine, and may have sustained internal injuries. Mr. Fearn is well known in the southwest as a mining engineer, and is interested in mining property at Kingston, N. M. His home is in New York City, and at the time of the accident was a guest at the Paso del Norte hotel. Mr. Kyle had recently purchased the Ferlet ranch near Anthony. He was bringing the load of furniture into El Paso at the time of the accident. [El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, April 16, 1918 - transcribed as written by D. Donlon]

FISH - Stuyvesant Fish, 71, banker and railway official, in Manhattan. [Apr. 21, 1923, Time Magazine]

FLETCHER -- Class of 1858 - FRANK HOPKINS FLETCHER. Born, March 31, 1831, New York City. Son of Thomas Gilman and Almira (Barnes) Fletcher. In his boyhood he lived for a time at Havana, Cuba, and attended a school where only Spanish was spoken. He studied for a year at Oberlin, Ohio, and fitted for college at Phillips academy, Andover, Mass. Read law at La Porte, Ind., where he was admitted to the bar in 1860. He was engaged in business and teaching in Minnesota from 1872 to 1879, when he took up his residence in St. Louis, Mo., where, during the last nineteen years of his life he was head book-keeper of the Hydraulic Press Brick Co. Mr. Fletcher entered the service of the United States in the paymaster's department in 1861. In 1864 he was appointed paymaster of all troops between the Missouri river and the Rocky mountains on the Arkansas and Smoky Hill rivers. He was breveted lieutenant colonel for "long and faithful services." Mr. Fletcher was a prominent Grand Army man, and a charter member of the West Presbyterian church, St. Louis.
Died, July 23, 1900, St. Louis, Mo., of apoplexy.
Married, Nov. 6, 1863, Helen, daughter of Alfred and Anna Lansing (Wendell) Clapp. Children: Anna Wendell, died, 1868; Genevieve C. and Wendell C. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1900-1901, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

FORSAITH -- Class of 1908 - WILLIAM FRANCIS FORSAITH. B. 20 Oct., 1880, Auburn, N.H. Student of medicine. D. 8 Apr., 1910, New York City. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

FOSTER, CLARENCE MARION -- Born, Feb. 27, 1851, Weston, Vt. Son of Asa Gilbert and Martha Jane (Ross) Foster. Fitted at Kimball Union academy. Mr. Foster studied law at Columbia university, and after being admitted to the bar practiced for two years in San Francisco. He then returned East and made his home in Bridgeport, Conn., carrying on a law practice in New York city, and at the same time being interested in business in Bridgeport. In 1895 he removed permanently to New York. Mr. Foster was a very prominent Mason, a member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Mystic Shrine bodies, and a past commander of the Knights Templar. He was admired and respected by all for his strict integrity and sterling qualities.
Died, May 6, 1901, New York city, of cerebral hemorrhage.
Married, Dec. 20, 1898, New York, Anne Sophia, daughter of Alonzo and Sophia Pendergast (Wiggin) Hobbs.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1900-1901", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

FUND - Chinese Bride Is Laid To Rest; Imposing Funeral Ceremonies Over Young Wife of Almond-Eyed Thespian In Gotham.
New York, N. Y., Feb. 25 - The funeral of May Llyn, bride of Sung G. Fund, an actor in the Chinese theater in Doyers street, has been held with pomp and ceremonies unusual for New York's Chinese colony. The body was dressing in gorgeously embroidered Oriental garments, golden dragons winding their protecting folds about the slight form. No ray of sunshine was admitted to the mourning room, but the decorations of the death robe glittered in the light of innumerable candles which, with tinkling bells, kept at bay the harm of the devils ever ready to rush in and bear away one so young and fair. The close air was burdened with the heavy perfume of burning eastern incense. A wreath of wax flowers lay on the coffin, a tribute of an Occidental mourner. As the funeral service drew near the room became filled in Chinamen, friends and acquaintances of the bereft husband, who chanted the story of his bride. As refreshment for the still lingering spirit of May Llyn, so that is might be sustained on its trip to the cemetery, where the devil's onslaught would be most desperate, chickens, and rice balls were placed conveniently near the coffin. Coins were placed in the garment for use in the other world. When the body of May Llyn was lowered into the grave presents were placed beside the coffin to serve her spirit be disinterred and taken back to China, when her earthly tribulations will be at an end.
[Brownsville Daily Herald, Brownsville, Texas, March 4, 1903 - Sub. by Dale Donlon]

GATES -- Class of 1874 - CHARLES OTIS GATES. LL.B. N.Y. Univ. Law Sch., 1885. B. 14 Oct., 1852, Fairfield, Ia. Business. D. 9 May, 1906, New York City. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler].

GIBSON, JOHN --  New York, Nov. 21 -- A building in the rear of No. 20, Roosevelt street, occupied by Mr. William Reeves as a bakery, was destroyed by fire last evening, and a journeyman in the establishment, named John Gibson, who was asleep in the second story over the oven, was burnt to death. The unfortunate man has left a wife and 3 children, who were dependent on his labours for support. - Mer. Adv. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), December 1, 1829 - Sub by FoFG]

GIBSON, WALTER -- Born, Nov. 19, 1837, in New York City. Son of Charles and Mary Frances (Stickney) Gibson. Fitted at Quincy grammar school, Boston, and Francestown Academy, N.H. Taught one year in the academy at Chelsea, Vt., afterwards at Clinton, Vt. Chief auditor of U.S. Ordinance agency, N.Y., 1861-65. In the stationery and printing business in New York until 1872, when he added the publication and editorship of the "Harlem Local." After his exposure of the Tweed iniquity, he was attacked with sulphuric acid, receiving injuries which destroyed the sight of the right eye, disfigured his face and incapacitated him for further employment. About two years ago, sight became extinct and paralysis induced a state of helpless invalidism. Died, July 5, 1898. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler].

GLEESON - Suddenly, June 23, Rev. John A. Gleeson, Rector of St. Michael's Church, New York City, and brother of Nora Gleeson, of Newburgh, N.Y. Solemn requiem mass Thursday, June 26, at 11 o'clock. Interment in family plot, Newburgh, N.Y. Divine office will be sung Wednesday at 8 p.m. Reverend clergy are kindly invited to attend. [NEW-YORK Tribune, June 25, 1919, Page 10 - Transcribed by Nancy Overlander]



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