Oswego County
New York

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Obituaries and Death Notices


Burrows, Amos Nov, 19 - Deacon Amos burrows of Hastings, died last Saturday, aged 83 years and 9 months.  He was widely know among the Free Will Baptist.  He was a deacon 40 years.  61 years ago he moved into the town of Hastings and settled near Carley's mills and resided on the farm he settled upon till about three weeks ago, when he move to Hunt's Corners in Hastings.  He had a son who died in the union army and a short time ago a pension and back pay was received. [Source:  Oswego Daily Times and Express No, 245 - Volume 41.  Oswego, Thursday Evening, November 20, 1884.]

Butler, Vena Central Square.  Nov. 12, 1936.  Funeral services for Vena Butler were conducted by the Rev. A. E. Blundon, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Thursday at 3 o'clock at the funeral home of Watson and Hilton in Central Square.  Burial was made in Hillside cemetery.  Bearers were Arthur Phillips, Harold Sauer, George Goettel and John Sauer.  Mr. Butler, son of Oliver and Patience Baker Butler, was born in the town of West Monroe May 15, 1858 and resided in that town for ?? years.  He was never married.  About four years ago he moved to this village with his grand-niece Mrs. Ormonde Goettel, and had since resided with Mr. and Mrs. Goettel who now live in the town of West Monroe.  Survivors are, besides Mrs. Goettel, a niece, Mrs Cora Godfrey of West Monroe; two nephews A. W. Davis of Canandaigua and Austin Davis of Kane, PA. [Source:  Oswego Palladium-Times, Thursday, November 12, 1936]


Clark, Kate, nee Porter, Nov. 18. -- Parish.  Mrs. Kate Clark, nee Porter, of constantia was buried in our cemetery to-day.  She died Sunday Nov. 16, at Constantia.  Her husband was in the union army and died there, and she received a pension.  She was a lady highly esteemed by her neighbors and acquaintances.  Formerly she resided in our town. Source:  Oswego Daily Times and Express No, 245 - Volume 41.  Oswego, Thursday Evening, November 20, 1884.]


COLE, Mariette
the subject of this sketch, notice of whose death on February 16, was given in last weeks issue, was born in Oswego county New York Feb. 14, 1831, her maiden name being Mariette Stark.  In 1849 she was married to Jesse A. Cole at Mexico, NY and they came to Michigan in 1854, settling down in the then almost wilderness, on the farm where she resided till the day of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Cole were of the hardy courageous kind who suffered patiently through the vicissitudes of early pioneer life and grew the more strong and earnest in their life efforts to build up a home and to give their children the best surroundings, influences and education which it was possible for them to give. Mrs. Cole was a Christian from her earlier years, a faithful and noble follower of her Saviour. Three children were born to her, two now living, Mrs. Fred McConnell and Mrs. George Turner, who mourn the loss of a loving mother, the father, Jesse A. Cole dying August 14, 1896. [Source: The Yale Expositor, March 3, 1905, Yale, St. Clair County, Mich,]

Crimmins, Thomas

 Found Dead at His Home This Morning - Apoplexy Caused the End - Widely Known in Marine Circles. Thomas Crimmins, sixty-eight, one of the last of the old-time Oswego marine men, was found death at his home, No. 133 W. Schuyler street, this morning at six o'clock by his wife's sister, Mrs. Margaret Stone. He was found on the floor of the bathroom. Dr. A.C. Baxter was summoned and after an examination decided he had been dead for some time and gave the cause as apoplexy. Coroner C.J. Vowinkel was also called and decided than an inquest would be unnecessary. Mr. Crimmins, who has always been in good health, came home Saturday night complaining that he was not feeling well. Despite his usual custom of taking a walk along the lake front, he stayed at home all day yesterday and went to bed last night a little week. Some time during the night he went into the bathroom and was stricken there. As "Commodore" Mr. Crimmins was probably the most widely known marine man on Lake Ontario and he was as well liked as he was known. In fact, in Oswego marine circles he was practically an institution. he knew every captain and boat owner that plied the lake and whenever any marine man wanted anything done in Oswego he turned to the Commodore, who was glad to lend his aid. He was always a genial, whole-souled man and the news of his sudden death today shocked his large number of friends. Commodore Crimmins was a good marine man because his heart was in his business. He liked the lakes and in the old days when scores of Canadian schooners used to play into this port he could tell which one was coming as far as the eye, with the aid of glasses, could reach. to him each boat had its distinctive rig. Even to the end he was well informed on the boats that plied here and he did not count a day complete without a little trip to the lake banks for a survey of the harbor and the craft moored there. He had many interesting mementos of the busy lake days at his home and a barometer that forecast the ever changing weather unfailingly. If Commodore Crimmins told you it was liable to rain, you could bank on it that it would.  He started his marine career as a boy when he entered the employ of Morgan M. Wheeler, who had a large tug business here. Later he went with Smith & Post, and also became part owner of the tugs Ferris and Avery. For many years he was collector for the Oswego Towing Association and also associated with W.D. Allen. Ten years ago when the vessels began to disappear and the tugs went out of the harbor to other ones, Mr. Crimmins became collector for the New York Telephone Company and later went with the People's Gas and Electric Company, for whom he was working at the time of his death. He was born in and had always been a resident of the First Ward and had always been a member of St. Mary's Church. Surviving him are his wife, three daughters, Matte, Irene and Mrs. William Costta, and one son, Thomas Crimmins. ( Source:  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, August 26, 1918)

of Zillah passed away Friday morning February 20, 1903 at 2 o'clock, aged 71 years, 6 months and 19 days.   He was seriously ill for almost four months with cancerous tumor of the stomach.  His wife preceded him to the world beyond just seven months. The deceased was born August 1, 1831, in Oswego County, New York of Sanford and Mary Dougless, nee Parkhurst.  He was the youngest of six brothers.  He also had seven sisters.  Only one sister, Susan A. Whitney of Kendall, N.Y. survives. He was educated for the ministry by an Evangelical church, but after preaching a few sermons accepted the doctrine of Universalism.  For the last 35 years he has been a Spiritualist. He was married in New York to Miss Mary A Decker, to whom were born five children:  Mrs. Cora V. Phelps and Earnest M. alone are living.  This wife and mother died in New Yor in 1867.   A few years afterward Mr. Douglass married Mrs. Eliza Chase to whom were born Alice, Nannie, Joshua, Willis, Grace, Arthur and Lena, all living.  Arthur is in the Philippine Islands; Joshua is in Chicago; the others reside in this county.  In 1876 Mr. Douglass moved with his family from New York to Red Cloud, Neb.  Eleven years ago, after a prolonged and extended tour of investigation he settled in the sagebrush four miles east of Zillah, where he established a model home.  Through the first years of development he underwent the hardships incident to a pioneer life. As to his character, he was first a courageous man.  Once convinced, he pursued his course without turning to the right or left.  He was enterprising and public spirited.  He was studious and observant.  Results wer always unsatisfactory to him unless he understood the cause.  He was generous, obliging and just in all his relations.  His life was one of daily righteousness.  Although he died in comfortable circumstances, the greatest legacy which any parent can leave his children is a pure character and lofty ideals. Funeral services were held in the Christian church, Zillah, conducted by Rev. S.J. Harrison, after which the remains were interred in the cemtery near by. [Source: The Yakima Herald, Feb. 25, 1903]

DUDLEY, Mrs. William A.
Mrs. William A. Dudley, one of the pioneer women of Delaware County passed away at her home in this city at five o'clock this (Wednesday) morning, ater an illness of two months.  Funeral services will be held at the family home Friday afternoon, at two oclock.  Rev. W. J. Suckow will have charge of the services.  Interment will be made in Oakland cemetery. Abagail Smith was born in Oswego county, New York, October 9, 1836.  She was united in marriage in New York state to William A. Dudley, on October 7, 1855.  Five children were born to this union.  The children are Fred J. Dudley of Carlisle Kansas; Mrs. M.T. Heath of Manchester; Mrs. C.D. Firestine of Hart, Michigan; Mrs. H.D. Atwood of Eagle Grove, Iowa; and Perry W. Dudley of Manchester.  All of the children will be at their mothers funeral, except Fred, who resides in Kansas. In 1869 the family came west and located in Milo township, Delaware county, and resided there until eighteen years ago when they came to Manchester, which has been their home since. For more than sixty-two years Mr. and Mrs. Dudley lived happily together.  The death of the wife is the first break in the family circle.  She now leaves her husband who is 84 years of age and the five children named, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Horner of Herkimer, New York. Mrs. Dudley was affiliated with the Congregational church of this city, and when not prevented by illnes was a faithful attendant at the services.  When she first came to this county she encountered many hardships and privations, incident to the life of the pioneer.  She found many opportunities to give aid and comfort to neighbors and friends.  She was a woman of gentle nature and big hearted and gave generously of her strength and means to all who were in need.  She was a faithful wife, and a loving mother and ministered to those in her home as only a mother can.  During her last illness she was tenderly cared for by the daughters who were at her bedside constantly.  Her death comes as a grievous blow to the aged husband, who has been an invalid for many years, and to her sons and daughters. The sympathy of many friends is extended to Mr. Dudley and his children in this hour of deep affliction.  [Source: Manchester Democrat, Manchester Iowa, August 15, 1917]

J.H. Edmunds passed away at his home on North Franklin Street Sunday April 22, 1917, following an illness of many weeks.  Funeral services were held at the family home on Tuesday afternoon, and interment was made in Oakland cemetery.  Rev. W. J. Suckow, pastor of the Congregational church, conducted the services.  Members of Manchester lodge No. 165, A.F.&A.M., attended the funeral in body, and participated in the services. Mr. Edmunds was born in Oswego county, New York, January 1, 1833, and came to Delaware county in 1868, settling on a farm near Greeley, where he lived until some thirty-five years ago, when he removed to the farm northeast of Manchester.  He came to Manchester about nine years ago. He was united in marriage at Rome, New York with Miss Emeline Oyer, on March 2d, 1857, and to them were born five children, Mrs. S.E. Way and Mrs. Charles Shelden of Manchester, Bradley Edmunds of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. H.G. Conger of Des Moines; and another son, who passed away some years ago. Mr. Edmunds was an honored member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges and of the Universalist church of Manchester. Mr. Edmunds was a devoted husband and father, a kind neighbor and a true friend.  He was ambitious and did his work well.  After coming to Manchester he would not be content without something for his hands to do.  For years he was employed in the Dairy City Creamery, where he was highly thought of by the force of workmen.  During his long illness he was tenderly cared for by the devoted wife, who remins to travel life's pathway in loneliness.  To Mrs. Edmunds and the son and daughters is extended the sincere sympathy of many friends in this sorrow that has come to them.  [Source: Manchester Democrat, Manchester, Iowa, April 25, 1917]

ELLSWORTH, James Henry
James Henry Ellsworth, who died March 31, 1911, ws the son of David and Diana Livingstone Ellsworth.  He was born in Oswego, Oswego County, New York, January 12, 1822.  His father joined the Mormon Church while he was young.  When Elder Heber C. Kimball and companion went to David Ellsworth's family with the gospel message, he knew them through a vision he had had the night before and knew that they had the truth.  He was baptised and confirmed when twelve years old by Elder John E. Page. The family moved to nauvoo in the early 40's.  While in Nauvoo, and after the church started west, he was a pioneer and promoter of the welfare of mankind.  He has seen and associated with the prophet, Joseph Smith, and was near him at the time of the latters martyrdom. He went to Utah with Herber C. Kimball's company in the second section, which was the second band of pioneers that entered the Salt Lake valley.  He was in the meeting when Brigham Young was chosen president.  He went through the hardships of the church in Utah and was one of the first workers on public works.  He served as bodyguard to President Young, and in the Black Hawk war was known as one of the minutemen.  His sterling qualities as a pioneer was early recognized and he was called to help settle Taylor, arizona, from thence he moved to Luna valleyk, New Mexico and from there to the Gila valley, where he has resided since the fall of 1885.  He held the office of a seventy in the priesthood.  Mr. Ellsworth was married to Elizabeth R. McCleve, October 17, 1868.  Ten children were born to them.  He is survived by his widow and nine children.  Of these a son, James Henry, and a daughter, Esther live in Utah. [Source: Graham Guardian, Safford, AZ, April 7, 1911]

Another Revolutionary Hero Gone
Died at Richland, Oswego Co., N.Y. on the 22d of February last, Mr. Isaac Fellows, in the 90th year of his age. Mr. Fellows was a hero of the revolution of 76.  He entered the service of his country at the age of 17, under the command of Col. Wells, of Connecticut. He served at Roxbury, Mass., one campaign, at Rhode Island the 2d campaign, and at New York city the 3d, under the command of his father, Capt. Amos Fellows.  He served three years. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, March 27, 1846; NP, Sub by FoFG]

FROST, Quartus
Died, Jan [11]th, at Central Square, Oswego Co., N.Y., Quartus Frost, aged 60 years.  His death was occasioned by a fall. (The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, January 30, 1861)

The mother of James A. Garfield, who has just died, first met Abram Garfield, whom she afterward married, in Oswego county, this state. [Watertown Daily Times (Watertwon, NY) – Wednesday, January 25, 1888]

Goettel, Abraham L.

Abraham L. Goettel died at the age of 86 years.  He was born in Syracuse and moved to Central Square in 1896.  He was married to the former Miss Mary Schorge.  Mr Goettel worked as a carpenter.  He is survived by his wife, and three sisters, Mrs. I Louis Claris, Mrs. Emma Shau, and Mrs. Henrietta Durst, residents of Syracuse, NY.  He is also survived by his borther Peter Goettel and five sons:  George A, John W. Herman P, Abraham S, and Gould G. Goettel, and a daughter Mrs. Elisabeth Weed, all of Central Square.  Burial in Central Square. [Source:  Syracuse Journal, Oct 24, 1929].  Abraham L Goettel was the patriarch of the Goettel family that settled in Central Square, Oswego County, NY.  There is a Goettel Road west of Central Square located between Hwy 33 and Gunther Rd.  Abraham Goettel had some land in Central Square that the family eventually sold for $1.00 to the Village of Central Square that was to be used for recreational purposes.  Today it is know as Goettel Community Park.

Goettel, Arnold J

J. Arnold Goettel, 57, resident of Central Square, died at his home on January 11, 1970. Son of Herman P. Goettel, deceased, and Eva Baum Goettel, he was a graduate of Central Square High School and Syracuse University College of Fine Arts where he majored in voice.  He was a member and past president of the First Universalist Church of Central Square, a member of the Central Square Masonic Lodge, served on the Central Square Village Planning Board, was a member of the Eastern Federation of Feed Merchants and currently serving on the Governor's Advisory Board of the Agri-business Council. He was co-owner of the Goettel Corporation which operated the H P Goettel Lumber Co., Community Feed Mill and Goettel's Hardware & Supply. Surviving are his wife, Majorie Riker Goettel, a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Gervalse, a son, Sheldon Goettel, three grandsons, his mother Mrs. Eva Goettel and his brother Vernon S. Goettel.  [Source:  The Oswego County Weeklies, Jan 15, 1970]


Goettel, Hugh Phillip, Brigadier General

Brigadier General Hugh Philip Goettel, of Newark, DE, passed away at home on Friday, July 29, 2011.  Phil was born in Syracuse, NY, on July 5, 1932 to the late Vernon S. and Alexandra Angevine Goettel. Phil grew up in Central Square, NY,. .  He attended St. Lawrence University, where he participated in the ROTC program. He graduated in 1956. Following graduation, Phil entered the Air Force as an officer. He retired as a Brigadier General, having served thirty-eight years of  military service. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and twelve other citations.  Phil is survived  wife of 18 years, Nancy Scott Nichol Goettel; children, Sandra Goettel of Centreville, Shaun Reynolds of Wilmington, Sharon Goettel and partner, Cathy Blough, of Tucson, AZ, Philip Goettel and wife, Vicki, of Lincoln University, PA; step children, Scott Nichol and wife, Carol and David Nichol and wife, Susan all of Oxford, PA, Lisa Czerwinski and husband, Mark, of Hockessin; sister, Grace Niland of White Plains, NY; and 12 grandchildren.  [Source:  Syracuse Post Standard, August 2, 2011]

HEFFRON, Jennie Lee
Mrs. Jennie Lee Heffron, wife of H.L. Heffron, and a pioneer settler of Bemidji, died last evening from a complication of diseases.  She was 50 years old.  The attack was sudden, Mrs. Heffron having suffered only since last Thursday. Two of the children, Lee and Gussie, are attending the state university and were summoned as soon as their mother's condition became critical.  But trains were to slow to race with death and they arrived yesterday at 4 o'clock several hours after she lost consciousness. The funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. from the house.  Mrs. Heffron came to Bemidji with her husband and children in 1896 and so is one of the early settlers.  She was born in Oswego county New York, in July 1856, and was married to H.L. Heffron in 1880.  The couple lived in New York until 1885 when they moved west to Dakota.  There they lived for 11 years or until they moved to this locality. The husband and three children, Clara, Lee and Gussie are left to mourn the loss.  Mrs. Heffron's death is a deep loss to the community as well, and public sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.  Mrs. heffron lead a beautiful home life and her strong Christian character exerted a guiding influence for all that is best among her circle of acquaintances. [Source: The Bemidji Pioneer, Bemidji Minn, May 2, 1906]

Hessen, Ann  Sudden Death. - Mrs. Ann Hessen, formerly of this village, died quite suddenly in Palermo, on Tuesday of last week from inflammation of the heart.  Mrs. H was much respected by all who knew her, and her loss will be greatly felt by the whole community.  (Mexico independent., April 25, 1861, Page 7, Image 7

Jennings, Carlos, of Palermo, having been attacked with typhoid fever, died rather suddenly last Thursday night.  He was not considered at all dangerous at noon, but before night he became much worse, and expired almost immediately.

JOHNSON, William
A despatch from Seneca Falls, N. Y., announces the death of Senator William Johnson, of apoplexy, at three o'clock yesterday morning. He reached home Sunday morning, having been in New York city since Thursday.  The funeral will take place on Wednesday. Mr. Johnson represented the Twenty -sixth Senatorial district in the State Senate for the last four years, and also represented Seneca county in the Assembly of 1861.  He was for many years a manufacturer at Seneca Falls. He was born in Volley, Oswego county, in 1820, and was consequently in his fifty-fifth year.  He was a genial gentleman, and in politics he was a democrat. [New York Herald (New York, New York) Tuesday, October 12, 1875]

JONES, William S.
DIED.-- Near Pontiac, Livingston county , in this State (Illinois), on Friday last, the 29th ultimo, Mr. WILLIAM S. JONES, formerly of Pulaski, Oswego county, New York, aged about 28 years.[The Ottawa (IL) Free Trader; 5 November 1841]

Mrs. Marie Kelsey died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Catherine Rabel, 913 East Thirteenth street where she had veen visiting for several months.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases.  Deceased was born in Oswego county, New York and was in the 56th year of her age.  She was living in Rockford, Ill. and came to this city for a visit wither her daughter last August.  While here she became ill and has spent the greatest part of the time since then in the hospital.  She is survived by a daughter and a sister in this city and two brothers, Charles and Robert Ellis, of Chicago.  The remains will be takento Cordova and laid beside her parents and sister  [Source: Rock Island Argus, Rock Island IL, May 2, 1904]

Lints, Eli  Cleveland, Feb. 24. - Funeral services for Eli Lints, 89, who died Monday were held from the Maple Flats Baptist Church Thursday afternoon with Rev. Harry Bowman, pastor of the church officiating.  burial was made in the Maple Flats Cemetery. [Source:  Daily Sentinel, Rome, N. Y. Saturday Evening, February 24, 1934]

MANN, Nathaniel E.
In this city, on the 5th instant, Nathaniel E. Mann, of Granby, Oswego County New York, aged 52 years. [Source: Evening Star, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1856]

MILLS, Mrs. D.R.
Mrs. D.R. Mills died at her home in this city Monday afternoon, aged 77 years, after a lingering illness.  Her maiden name was Sarah Frances Matthews, and she was born in Cleveland, Oswego County New York, December 26, 1839.  She afterwards lived at Elkader, Iowa, and was married to Delos R. Mills in 1861.  The family came to Ashland in 1886, where Mr. Mills was actively identified for years with prominent business interests of the city.  He died several years ago.  Mrs. Mills was the mother of two sons, both deceased.  Her nearest direct descendant is Verni V. Mills, son of Mrs. Ella B. Mills, who is a student at the University of California.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the family residence, 208 Main street, conducted by Rev. R.W. Farquahar of the Congregational church.  Burial was in the Ashland cemetery.  [Source: Ashland Tidings, Ashland, Or, April 6, 1916]

Morgan, Brower W.

A Veteran Ship Carpenter Passes Away.Brower W. Morgan, a well-known resident of this city, died at an early hour this morning at his home, 168 West Seneca St. He was 83 years old and for eighty-one years had lived continuously in this city.Up to a year or so ago he had worked at his trade as a ship carpenter and for many years was employed at Goble's shipyard in this city.He helped build most of the Oswego schooners which plied the lake in past years, and some of those now engaged in active trade had at one time or another been caulked or repaired by Brower Morgan, who, perhaps, was the oldest ship carpenter on the lakes. The funeral will be held Sunday from his home.  (Source:  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 3, 1907)

In Oswego, June 30th, Mrs. Lucy Nichelson, aged 75 years, sister to Samuel Stevens of this town. Mrs. Nichelson was highly respected in the community where she lived for more than thirty years, and the announcement of her death will be received with regret. [Source: The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, August 3, 1870, submitted by Jim Detzoll)

FULTON — Mrs. Iva Richards, 69, widow of George H. Richards, died Monday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Michael Koes, RD 4. Fulton, with whom she resided. Mrs Richards was born in Fulton and was a life resident of the area. She was a member of the First Methodist church. Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. William Tetro of Fulton. Mrs. David Dietrich of Oswego, Mrs. Koes and Mrs. Emerson MacDonald of Fulton; three sons, Kenneth, Karl, and Keller, all of Fulton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Ingersoll of Fulton, and Mrs. Gardner Vaughn of Old Forge; two brothers. Ray Dolbear of Palermo and Kyle Dolbear of North Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday 1:30 p. m. in the First Methodist church with Rev. Burwell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery [May 11 1965, Oswego Palladium; Sub. by Rachel Richards]

Kenneth W. Richards, 91, of Fulton. Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at the 1st United Methodist Church. Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling Hour: 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. [Published in Syracuse Post Standard from June 24 to June 26, 2014; Sub. by Rachel Richards]

FULTON, Jan. 29. Funeral services for Kyle Richards, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Richards, who died Monday at the home of his parents in Palermo after a short illness of pneumonia.  [c. Jan 1936; Sub. by Rachel Richards]

Rima, George

Died: In Lincoln Hospital, Washington, July 3d, of congestion of the lungs, George Henry Rima, of the 24th N.Y. cavalry, aged 15 years, 9 months and 23 days.  He was son of Solomon F. and Mary A. Rima, of Parish {Mexico independent., September 08, 1864]

ROBBINS, Enos Valentine
Enos Valentine Robbins died last night at his residence, 1180 Mason Street, after three weeks of suffering from grip. Mr. Robbins was a well known ciizen, having settled in San Francisco in 1872.  For many years he had been associated with Calvary Presbyterian Church, and up to the time of his death was elder and treasurer of the church Mr. Robbins was born in Oswego County, New York, May 25, 1824, his family being among the most prominent in the county.  For several years he was engaged in business in Chicago, and in  1868 was president of the Board of Trade of that city. In 1869 Mr. Robbins was invited to join a commercial excursion party from Chicago to California, which was the first body of excursionists to pass over the transcontinental route, and was composed of representative commercial men, lawyers, editors, members of Congress and the Governor of Illinois. A widow and two children-Mrs. Henry M. Humphrey of New York and William R. Robbins, a merchant with business connections in New York and London survive the deceased. [Source: The San Francisco Call,San Francisco CA March 11, 1904]

SNOW, Benjamin
Died at Pulaski, N.Y., November 4th, Deacon Benjamin Snow, aged 48 years.  The deceased has long been a resident of the above place and has left a family and large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn their sudden loss.  N.  [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 1, 1848]

SNOW, Col. S.R.
Col. S.R. Snow, formerly proprietor of the Buckman Hotel in this city and for the past three years proprietor of the Hotel Snow in Los Angeles, passed away Thursday morning after a brief illness at the age of 65 years. Mr. Snow was born in Central Square, Oswego county, New York, August 19, 1848.  He arrived in the city in the winter of 1889-1900.  He came from Minneapolis where he had resided and immediately took charge of the Antlers hotel on the West side.  He moved to the Buckman hotel, after being in the Antlers about a year, and had been there only a day when a fire destroyed the building.  The old hotel was at once replaced by a new building which was re-opended by Mr. Snow in July, 1901.  Deceased was landlord of the Hotel Buckman until the September of 1909 at which time his lease was transferred to R.L. Palmer, the present proprietor. Deceased was a member of the local B.P.O.E. lodge and is known as the father of the lodge in this city as he was organizer of the local herd.  The colonel had many sincere friends throught the state.  Previous to his residence in Minneapolis, Mr. Snow resided at Mankato where he ran a hotel. The hotel at Los Angeles of which Mr. Snow has been proprietor for over three years is a solid concrete building and ranks among the finest of the city.  Mr. Snow's son, L.G. Snow, and a son in law, W.T. Clarke, have assisted in the management of the hotel at Los Angeles.  His other son, Herbert Snow, resided on a farm near Park Rapids, Minn. The remains were interred at Los Angeles. [Source: Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Morrison Co. MN, March 14, 1913]

Smith, D. P.   Died at Mexico.  In Mexico March 19th, Mr. D. P. Smith, aged 61 years.  Mr. S. was born in Vermont in 1800, from whence he removed to Oswego County in 1833.  His attention was directed to the momentous concerns of his soul's salvation, and he soon found the pearl of great price, and united with the First Baptist Church in Oswego city.  He soon removed his membership to Richland Church, where he was chosen deacon, which office he filled "well purchasing to himslf a good degree and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus."  A few years ago he transferred his membership to the First Baptist Church in Mexico, where he remained a worthy and efficient member until removed by death.  He was an humble, sincere, honest, and earnest Christian; he was a peace-maker; ....He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and children to mourn his loss.  (Mexico independent., April 18, 1861, Page 6, Image 6)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

STEERE, Stephen F.
If the fervent prayers of his wife and his relatives and the ardent wishes of his friends had prevailed, Stephen F. Steere would now be numbered with the activities in life, but he is no more of earth; he has been called to a higher and a most glorius sphere. It seems as if it were yesterday that he was about the postoffice building, exercising his functions as postmaster, with a hearty greeting for all who came within his reach. It was on Sunday night, July 17, that he was stricken with acute indigestion, with complications, which necessitated an operation for his relief.  With this ordeal over, there followed encouraging anticipations which, unfortunately, were brief.  At 7:05 o'clock Monday morning he was lifeless. The deceased was born in Hartwick, Oswego County New York.  About twenty-six years ago he was married to Miss Genevieve Patten and soon thereafter came to Shreveport, which has been their home.  For years Mr. Steere was connected with the Morse Compress Company, and later was connected in the lumber trade with John R. Jones of the Victoria Lumber Company, of which he was vice president.  As a testimonial of esteem all business at the plant was suspended.   He was popular with all classes of the people. As is generally known, the deceased was postmaster, the duties of which he fulfilled acceptably.  It may be said that in every sphere of life he was steadfast and true to his obligations as husband, father, friend and good citizen.  His death is a loss to this community. The deceased is survived by his good wife and two daughters, Mrs. Wise Hollingsworth and Miss Sybil Steere, three brothers and a sister of Oswego N.Y. and his cousin, Cyrus Steere of this city. The funeral will take place at 11 oclock tomorrow from the family residence 1023 Murphy street.  [Source: The Caucasian, Shreveport, LA,  July 26, 1910]

TAFT, Stephen
Died, At Fulton, Oswego county, N.Y., Nov. 25th of heart disease, Mr. Stephen Taft, father of Elder S. H. Taft, of Martinsburgh.  [Born in Richmond, New Hampshire May 10, 1792] (The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, December 11, 1861, submitted by Jim Detzoll)

TETRO, Thelma Richards
Thelma I. Tetro, of Fulton, died peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 89 on October 26, 2006, at St. Luke Health Services. She was a life resident of Fulton and was a 23-year employee of the Fulton School District. Thelma was a communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conception. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their camp on Panther Lake. Thelma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and gardening. Thelma was predeceased by her parents, George and Iva Richards; her husband, William Tetro; sons, Alan and Francis Tetro; sisters, Norma and Nila; and brother, Kyle. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Caryl) Tetro of Hamlin, NY, Linda Quinlan of Annapolis, MD, Robert (Wendy) Tetro of Fulton, Dennis Tetro of Fulton and Susan (Leo) Walsh of Fulton; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Tetro of Fulton; siblings, Kenneth Richards of Fulton, Austa Koes of Minetto, Karl Richards of Fulton and Kellar Richards of Fulton; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 309 Buffalo Street, Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Thelma's family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at St. Luke Health Services.  [Published in Syracuse Post Standard on Oct. 29, 2006; Sub. by Rachel Richards]

L.W.Walker, pioneer of Aberdeen died Monday night at a local hospital after an ilness of several months duration. Mr. Walker was born in Oswego county, New York, and came to aberdeen during the early days, being a resident for the past 20 years, during which time he contributed his share towards the building of a city.  He lost all his holdings in the fire which swept this city in 1903.  The funeral was held from Whitesides Undertaking establishment under the auspices of the Redmen's lodge, of which he was a member.  Walker is survived by a daughter in Brooklyn and a sister in New York.  He was a veteran of the Civil War. [Source: Aberdeen Herald, Aberdeen, Chehalis County, W.T., March 18,1912]

Chicago, Oct. 27- Col. A.H. Waterman, who was chief construction engineer of the Panama Railway, died at his home in this city yesterday.  Col. Waterman was born in Oswego County, New York, 70 years ago and has held prominent positions on many railroads.  He was a member of General Freemont's staff and rendering valuable services during the Civil War.  He had been an invalid for the last seven years. [Source: The Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, KS, Oct. 28, 1894, Sunday page 3]

WELDON, Olive and Alonzo

Granby. Jan. 29.__Olive, wife of Alonzo Weldon, died of pneumonia at the family home near Bowens Corners on Thursday night.  She was seventy-five years old.  Mr. Weldon died on Friday night, after a long illness, at the age of seventy-eight years.  Four daughters and two sons survive.  The funeral of Mrs. Weldon was held at (?)bon today from the Colosse Baptist church.  That of Mr. Weldon at the Methodist church in Dugway, with the burial in that place.[Source:  Oswego palladium., January 29, 1917.]

WHITE, George Frederick
George Frederick White, for 30 years a resident of Davenport, died at his home in that city yesterday of Brights disease.  Mr. White was born in Unadilla, Oswego county, New York, May 23, 1837 [Source: Rock Island Argus, Rock Island IL, June 8, 1899]

Mrs. Emily Wilson, and old and highly esteemed resident of Hazelton township died at her home near New Lothrop on Friday, February 28, at  a ripe old age.  Her maiden name Emily C. Patterson.  She was born in Oswego County New York, Sept. 17, 1819 and departed this life Feb. 28, 1902 at the age of 82 years, 5 months, and 11 days.  She was married to T---- Wilson in the year 1843.  Seven children were born to this union, five of whom are living, namely: Geo. W. and Miss Mary J. Wilson, of South Dakota; Ambrose ___of Hazelton township; Mrs. John Campbell of Easton and Mrs. Robert Craig, of Saginaw. During the civil war while Mr. Wilson ws bravely fighting for his country, Mrs. Wilson renered her services as hospital nurse, during the last three years of the war.  In the year 1869 they moved to Hazelton township where she has since resided.  Her husband died some nineteen years ago. She leaves 5 children, 13 grand, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters and many friends to mourn her death.  The funeral services were held at the M.P. church at New Lothrop, on Sunday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. Windrem and the remains were interred in the Flushing cemetery. [Source: The Owosso times, March 14, 1902, Owosso, Mich]

YOUNG, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Young, an aged couple residing on a farm in Andalusia township, died last week under peculiarly sad circumstances, the husband passing awy Tuesday and the wife Saturday.  Mr. Young had been ailing for some time with grip and complications.  His devoted helpmeet, who had been his constant attendant during his illness, was a sufferer from heart trouble, and when she realized the earthly separation of two lives that had been united for nearly half a cntury had come, the shock proved more than her weakened vitality could withstand, and she, too, answered the final summons Saturday evening, the day following the burial of her husband.  Mr. young was born in Springfield, Oswego county, New York, July 8, 1827.  His father was the first white man to settle in that county.  Deceased was married in 1855 to Miss Gardner. They took up residence on a farm in Andausia township in 1870.  They had one child, Giles, who made his home with his parents.  Mrs. Young's two brothers, John and James Gardners, also living on the farm.  Mrs. Young was born in England in 1834.  The funeral services over the remains of Mr. Young wre conducted Friday at the Andalusia Baptist church by Rev. T.R. Johnson, of Edgington.  The interment was in the village cemetery, where Mrs. Young's body will be laid at rest this afternoon, Rev. Johnson conducting services at the Baptist Church. [Source: Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, IL Feb. 11, 1901]



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