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, was drowned at Hempstead, L.I., July 26. (Aug. 3, 1831) [Source: National Intelligencer, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967, sub. by K. T.]
ADAMS -- The body of his son, G. W. Adams who was drowned some time ago, was found near Hurlgate on the 14th inst. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, June 23, 1829 - sub. by N. Piper]

BIRD, Eleanor Maud

Wife of Bev. Wilmer Bird Succumbs at the Dresden.
Mrs. Eleanor Maud Bird, wife of Rev. Wilmer Clarke Bird and daughter of the late Bishop Littlejohn of Long Island, died yesterday at her home in the Dresden, 2236 Connecticut avenue northwest. She had been ill for five years. Mrs. Bird and her husband came to Washington in the hope that the change in climate might aid in her recovery of health. Rev. Bird has retired from the ministry. The body will be taken to Great Neck, Long Island, for funeral services and interment. [Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.), 22 March 1921]

BOLLMEYER - On Sunday, July 27th. 1919., in his 76th year, Albert H., dearly beloved husband of Josephine (nee Bohlen) and father of Annie G. Wichtmann and Henry J. Bollmeyer. Funeral service Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at his late residence (Cherokee Avenue I, between Fulton St. and Hillside Ave., Hollis, L. I. Please omit flowers. Interment private. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

CAMPBELL, Thomas - seventy-five, a veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at the home of his niece, Mrs. Jane Patrick,113 Lawrence Street. Flush Long Island. He served in the Civil War as a private in Company B. 10th Regiment, United States Infantry. Before he retired several years ago he was employed as a boilermaker. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

CARMAN, Thomas, was drowned at Hempstead, L. I., July 26. He leaves a wife and 10 children. (Aug. 3, 1831, "National Intelligencer", as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967, submitted by K. Torp]

Coles A. Carpenter, 88, Dies at His Home at Sea Cliff, L.I.
Sea Cliff, L.I., Oct 10 - Coles A. Carpenter, a member of one of the oldest families on Long Island, died at his home here today, after a 7 weeks' illness.  He was born at the Carpenter homestead, on the Shor_ Road, between Sea Cliff and Glen Cove, 88 years of age.  Mr. Carpenter was the direct descendant of Joseph Carpenter, who settled Musketa Cove, now the City of Glen Cove.  Sea Cliff at one time was known as Carpenterville Farm, which took in the whole section.  [New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]), 11 Oct. 1921

Death of Mrs. Mary P. Chamber
Our citizens will be pained to hear of the death of Mrs. Mary P. Chambers, wife of Dexter Chambers, and eldest daughter of the late Russel Parish, of this place. She died at Brooklyn on the 14th inst., from an over-dose of nux-vomica. We copy the following from a Brooklyn paper, giving the particulars of the sad occurrence: On Tuesday evening, Mrs. Mary P. Chambers, a lady of 35 years, died from an overdose of nux vomica, which is the medical term for what is popularly known as strychnine. It seems that on the 12th instant, the deceased, who boards at No. 68 Pierrepont, corner of Henry, st., a boarding house kept by a Mrs. Williams, received a prescription for neuralgia from Dr. Reese who has an office at the number last named. It read:

R. Quluine Sulph -½ drachm.
Ext. Nux Vomica -1 grain
Mix and make pills 15.
Dose 1 pill every two hours.

Contrary to custom, in this case the prescription was written very plainly, so that there could be no mistake about putting it up or copying it except by the most egregious blundering. The prescription was taken to the drug store of H. H. Dickinson, corner of Atlantic and Henry streets, and there properly put up. The fifteen pills lasted several days, and in the meantime the husband of Mrs. Chambers has left for New England on business. Not long after her troublesome neuralgia re-appearing, she sent to have the prescription, which was numbered 155,048 renewed. Unfortunate for all, he dropped in at the newer establishment of Mr. Dickinson, located at the corner of Montague and Hicks street. In those stores the proprietor, who has long been in the business in this city, claims to have reliable clerks to put up prescriptions, and the only excuse which they can offer for the present mistake is that it is simply unaccountable. Instead of directing the messenger to the store where the prescription was originally put up, the clerk, probably anxious to do business, and in accordance with custom, sent around to the original establishment for a copy of the prescription.
The clerk who had originally put up the medicine copied the formula from the book in which prescriptions are posted for reference and safety, but just as it was done he blotted it so that the portions were indistinct. According to his own statement, while laughing and joking with the porter he recopied the prescription, making it read instead of one grain of nux vomica, one drachm, or sixty times as much as Dr. Reese had intended. He attributed his blunder to the fact that he had once copied the formula, and the second time partially retained the proportions in his mind and the character"drachm"being exactly above where he should have made the one us ed by the physicians for"grain,"he copied it and sent the error to the other store.
This was about Tuesday noon last, and when the formula reached there, the clerk who was to put it up noticed that it was an unusual formula and finally consulted Mr. Dickinson in his private room, saying:"is not this a heavy dose"”
The proprietor looked at it, and as he states, said,"Yes don't put it up until you have sent around to the other store to see whether it is right."This caution was equivalent to an order but the young man saw fit to disobey it, and by this palpable disobedience sent into eternity a very estimable woman. During the afternoon the mistaken prescription was put up and sent to Mo. 63 Pierrepont street. There was still a chance for Mrs. Chambers, to save her life, if she had noticed the difference in the size of the pills sent, the latter being much larger than the former. Trusting to the doctor and apothecary, however, she took one pill as directed, and at the time she should have repeated the dose, was undergoing those muscular contortions attendant on death by strychnine. In the course of the evening she died, having taken four drachms, or two hundred and forty grains of a poison rarely prescribed in doses exceeding one eighth part of a grain. The proportions of this mistake are astounding.
Later, on the Coroner's inquest, Mrs. Parish testified, that she was the mother of the deceased, and that the medicine was procured at the store of Mr. Dickenson. Her daughter refused at first to take the pills, as they were so much larger than those she had taken before, and were also soft. She finally took one, and when witness again visited her she found her in convulsions. [Lewis County Democrat (Lowville, NY) -Wednesday, May 22, 1867; JD, Sub by FoFG]

DURYEA, George, Col.
Funeral of Col. Duryea
GLEN COVE, L. I., April 3 - Services over the remains of Col. George Duryea, who died in St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, on Thursday, were held in St. Paul's Episcopal Church to-day. The following pall bearers officiated: Paul Grim, James Conlin, William Relley, Charles Baldwin, William Campbell, Jerry Seaman, and George Gale. The services at the grave were of a Masonic order, and were conducted by Col. E.M.L. Ehlers, Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Masons of New York State. The train from New York brought among the friends, about thirty-five members of the Fifth New York, better known as the "Duryea Zouaves." [New York Times. 4 April 1897. Submitted by Gene.]

Leaves 83 Descendants
Freeport, NY, Nov 20 - Daniel Ellison, for years one of the most prominent baymen on Long Island, died here, aged 99.  He is survived by 83 descendants, of whom five are children, 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. [The Bennington Evening Banner. (Bennington, Vt.), 22 Nov. 1907] 

- Suddenly at Sea Cliff, L. I. on Sunday, July 27. 1919, Franz Fohr, in his 81st year. Funeral services will be held at the home of Karl Eilers on Tuesday. July 29. 1919, at 6 p. m. Cars will meet train leaving Pennsylvania Station at 3:18 p. m., due Sea Cliff station 4:19 pm [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

FRANKLIN, Martha Littlefield

Mrs. Martha Littlefield Franklin, seventy-three, widow of Lindley Murry Franklin, former president of the Queens County Savings Hank at Flushing, and mother of Lewis B. Franklin, who served during the was as director of the War Loan Organization and as adviser to William C. McAdoo, died Sunday night at her home, 718 Sanford Avenue, Flushing. She was born in Flushing, where her father owned a large estate. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of St. George's Church, and was one of the organizers of Flushing Hospital. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919.Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy ]
FRANKLIN- Martha Littlefield, wife of the late Lindley Murray Franklin, at Flushing, N. Y., July 27. Funeral private. Please omit flowers. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

FROST, Hannah H.
At Glen Cove, L. I., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, of consumption, Hannah H., wife of Edward L. Frost, in the 50th year of her age. ["New York Times", Sept. 23, 1857. Submitted by Amanda Jowers]

THOMAS GARDNER, purser in the U. S. Navy, died at Long Island, N. Y., 25 Sept., aged 52. (29 Sept.) [Source: Vital Statistics from the National Intelligencer, by George A. Martin, (1829) transcribed by Liz Dellinger]

HENRY, Rinaldo E.
Died, In Brooklyn, on the 20th inst., Rinaldo E. Henry, aged about 44 years -formerly of this village. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) -Wednesday, February 25, 1863]

At Hackensack. N J., on July 27. Rose Kinich Kreisa, beloved wife of John Kreisa and mother of Mrs. William Edwards, of Englewood ; May, John and Frank, of Hackensack, and Conrad of Merced. Cal., after a short illness, in her 65th year. Funeral from the home 80 Lawrence St.. on Wednesday, at 1 p. m. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Long Island. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

LADD, Francois J.G.
Class of 1878 - FRANCOIS JOSEPH GALL LADD. LL.B. Columbia, 1881. B. Mar. 24, 1851, Epping, N.H. Lawyer. D. Aug. 7, 1912, Richmond Hill, New York. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

PALMER, Albert R.
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]

McMAHON, Patrick
Services for Patrick McMahon, formerly of Norwalk and recently of Long Island City, uncle of Mrs. Katherine Windsor Greco of this city, who died Sunday at St. John's Hospital, Long Island City, were held this morning in Long Island City. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island. April 29, 1953, The Norwalk Hour, Norwalk, Conn. (Newspaper: "The Norwalk Hour", Norwalk, Conn. Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy)

PRINCE, Rebecca
At Flushing (L.I. on Thursday morning the 27th of August, Mrs. Rebecca Prince, in the 32d year of her age, consort of Mr. Benjamin Prince, of that place.  [The Evening Post (New York, New York) . 3 Sep 1807, Thu]

RUDYARD, Charlie Hollis
At Green Point, on Sunday morning, Sept. 27, Charlie Hollis, youngest son of Charles W. and Charlotte M. Rudyard, aged 6 months and 26 days. The friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his parents, Javay st. near Franklin, (Green Point) this (Monday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. The remains will be taken to Greenport, L. I. for interment. ["New York Times", Sept. 28, 1857. AJ - Sub by FoFG]

CLASS OF 1835 -- Horatio Southgate, D.D. -- Son of Judge Horatio Southgate and Abigail McLellan; born in Portland, Me., July 5, 1812; prepared for college in Portland; graduated at Bowdoin College, 1832; took the full course in this Seminary, 1832-35; was ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, July 12, 1835, at Trinity Church, Boston, by Bishop Griswold. In 1836 he was sent by the Board of Missions on a tour of investigation among the Mohammedans of Turkey and Persia. On his return he was ordained to the priesthood in St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, by Bishop Onderdonk, October 3, 1839, and was missionary in Constantinople, 1840-44. He was then consecrated missionary bishop for"the dominions and dependencies of the Sultan of Turkey,"October 26, 1844, in St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, and exercised the episcopal office in that country until 1849. In 1850 he was elected bishop of California, but declined. In 1851 he organized St. Luke's Church in Portland, Me., now the cathedral church of that diocese. He was rector of the Church of the Advent, Boston, 1852-58, and of Zion Church, New York City, 1859-72. He afterwards resided at Falls Church, Va., at Ravenswood, L.I. (officiating for a time there at St. Thomas's Church), and from 1885 at Astoria, L.I.
Besides his varied service in the church, at home and abroad, Bishop Southgate published several books: Narrative of a Tour through Armenia, Persia, etc., Narrative of a Visit to the Syrian Church of Mesopotoamia, A Treatise on the Antiquity, Doctrine, Ministry, and Worship of the Anglican Church, The War in the East, The Cross Above the Crescent: a Romance of Constantinople, and other volumes. He also contributed largely to magazines and reviews. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Columbia College in 1845.
Dr. Southgate was married, January 29, 1839, to Elizabeth Southgate Brown, of Portland, Me., daughter of William Brown and Octavia Southgate. She died August 10, 1850, and he married, second, December 28, 1864, Sarah Elizabeth Hutchinson, of New York City, daughter of Hiram Hutchinson and Mary Ann Luffberry. She survives him. Of thirteen children, nine are living. One son is a priest in the Roman Catholic Church and another is a lawyer in New York City.
Bishop Southgate died of typhoid malaria, in Astoria, L.I., April 12, 1894, in his eighty-second year.
[Source: "Necrology"Andover Theological Seminary (1828 -1865)" transcribed by Kim Mohler]

NEW YORK, Jan. . 23.-Joe Ullman, known from New York to California as a sporting man and book maker, died yesterday afternoon at the Amityville sanitarium, Long island, of brain trouble. Some time ago his friends placed him in the Amityville sanitarium for treatment. He slowly grew worse and passed away today while unconscious. ["The San Francisco Call", January 24, 1908 - Submitted By Candi Horton]

WAGNER, Mrs. Robert F.
Mrs. Robert F. Wagner, wife of the Supreme Court Justice, died yesterday morning at their home at Woodmere, Long Island. Her death was due to an automobile accident four weeks ago, when her machine was struck by a Thirty-fourth Street trolley car. She then suffered from a nervous shock, from which she never recovered. Mrs. Wagner is survived by her husband and a son ten years old. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WALCUTT, John Macy, fifty-two, president of the Walcutt Brothers Company, printers, died Sunday in the Flushing Hospital. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WIGGINS, George A.
Suddenly, at New Hyde Park, Long Island. Sunday. July 27, 1919, George A. Wiggins, Jr.. son of Maude G. and George A. Wiggins, funeral private. [New York Tribune July 29, 1919 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WILLET, Col. Marinus

In New York, the venerable Col. Willet, on Sunday evening, at his house, Cedar Grove, in the 91st year of his age. He was Lieutenant in the French war, and a Col. in war of Revolution, having raised a regiment by his own means and address. He distinguished himself by his defence at Fort Stanwix against the united attacks of the British and Indian marauders. (Va. Advocate, Sept. 3, 1830; Contributed by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward)

WOODEN, Elizabeth

At Oyster Bay, L. I., on Sunday, Sept 20, Elizabeth Wooden, aged 91 years. ["New York Time", Sept. 25, 1857. AJ - Sub by FOFG]

Peter Wyckoff, farmer, banker and philanthropist, whose ancestors were among the first Dutch settlers on Long Island, died of general debility in the old Wyckoff homestead, 1325 Flushing avenue, in the Ridgewood section of Brooklyn.  He was born in 1828 in the same house where he died, the structure having been erected in 1891.  [East Oregonian: E.O. (Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Or.), 08 March 1910]


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