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Mrs. Julia Armstrong, widow of the late Stephen G. Armstrong, died at her home in Cayuga street last Thursday afternoon after a long and painful illness.  This event closed a long and useful life.  She was born in Hanover Morris county, N. J., January 6, 1810. She was the daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Munson, and migrated to this county with her parents when only eight years old, locating in the town of Tyre.  In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, and amid all troubles, trials and duties of life, she maintained that Christain character which was worthy of emulation; she was a faithful wife, loving mother, and devoted friend.  She leaves one son, James G. and a daughter, Annie A. Armstrong, both of this village, beside brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.  the funeral services were held from her late home on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. H. Dickinson, of the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased had been a worthy communicant for forty-nine years, officiating, assisted by Rev. Pulaski Smith of Tyre, who was a pupil of her’s in early years.  She was laid by the side of her husband in the family burial ground in Tyre, thus to rest until the morn of the resurrection.  [The Seneca County journal. (Seneca Falls, NY.), March 6, 1889]

Charlotte BECKER
Married Her Third Husband at 102
Mrs. Charlotte Becker of Tyre, Seneca county, New York, died on Sunday night at the age of 110 years, lacking one month and 16 days. There was much comment when, at the age of 102 years, Mrs. Decker married her third husband.
[The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.), October 14, 1908]

Chauncey L. BECKER

Noted New York Democrat Dead
Waterloo, NY, July 29 - Chauncey L. Becker, long a prominent figure in democratic political circles in Seneca county, died at hishome here today. During David B. Hill's reign as democratic leader in the state, Mr. Becker was his personl representative in this section. Mr. Becker also held a prominent place in business circles.
[Evening Star., (Washington, D.C.), July 29, 1907, Page 2]


DIED: - In Sac Co., Iowa, Jan. 21, 1896, Mr. James BODINE, who was born in Romulees, Seneca Co., N.Y., in 1835. Deceased was a relative of Joseph Davenport and lived in this vicinity previous to locating in Iowa, which was in 1876.
[Batavia Herald, Kane County, IL, 30 Jan. 1896 - Sub. by K.T.]

Peter Van Ness BOLINE
Farmer, N.Y., Sept 23 - Peter Van Ness Boline, 70 years old, and one of the most widely known men in Seneca County, died at his home, in Lodi Village to-day from heart disease. he served several terms as supervisor of his town, was school commissioner of the county, and was once a candidate for member of Assembly. He was a cousin of the Rev. Dr. T. De Witt Talmage. A wife and two children survive him.
[New-York Tribune., September 24, 1902, Page 11]

Farmer, NY, Dec 14 - Alton J. Boorom, of this village, clerk to the Board of supervisors of Seneca County, died today of paralysis. He was stricken on Tuesday evening. He was 50 years old. Mr. Boorom was for years a factor in local Republican politics, and had been assessor of the town for several years.
[New-York Tribune., December 15, 1901, Page 9]

In Ovid, Seneca county, on the 21st ult. Mr Josiah B Chapman, late Sheriff of the county.
[Albany Argus, Albany, New York, April 10, 1827]

Hon. William CHILD
We are called upon to announce the death in Aladdin, Ingham county, Michigan, of Hon. William Child, one of the Circuit Judges of that county, aged 64 years. Judge Child was for many years a resident of Seneca county, New York, where he published a paper, devoted to sound Whig principles.  As a write, he had few superiors; and, among his contemporaries, he was looked up to as a sound, judicious and zealous politician.  Detroit Journal.
[Commercial Advertiser, New York, New York, April 17, 1840]

Ulrich Conrad, a respected citizen of the town of Seneca Falls, died Tuesday evening, at his home near Dutchers tavern, of nephritis, at the age of seventy-four years.  The deceased was born at Wartemburg, Germany, and came to the United Sates in 1847, soon after locating near this village where he has spent the balance of his life.  His course through life has been that of an honest and upright man and his sterling integrity soon won the confidence and respect of the community.  He has been commissioner of highways of this town, and was last fall elected to the position of town assessor.  Beside his widow, he leaves surviving six sone, Jacob, Joseph, Eugene, John and Fred who reside in Florida and four daughters, Misses Sarah and Mary who live at home, Mrs. Anna Clark of Cohocton, and Mrs. Daniel Zeluff of this village.  Deceased was a member of Pocahontas lodge F. & A. M., and his funeral will be held at his late home near Dutchers Corners this afternoon at two o’clock with interment in Restvale cemetery under Masonic auspices.
[Seneca County courier-journal  August 21, 1902 Seneca Falls, N.Y.]

Tunis COVERT, senr
In the town of Ovid, Seneca county, on the 31st ult. Tunis Covert, senr. in the 80th year of his age.  The deceased was one of the earliest settlers in that town, and for his usefulness, industry and enterprize, was highly esteemed.
[National Advocate, New York, New York, May 30, 1842]

Mrs. Mary Osborne DAY
The sad news was received on Wednesday last of the death of Mrs. Mary Osborne, wife of Rev. Theodore S. Day which occurred that morning at the home of Rev. L. H. More in San Antonio, Texas, where with her husband and children she had been staying a short time.  Mrs. Day was a daughter of the late Charles E. Osborne and was born in Corning, N. Y., forty six years ago but the greater part of her life until her marriage had been passed in Seneca Falls where her father was a prominent business man for a number of years.  The deceased has been in delicate health for some time and for this reason had gone with her husband to Texas in the hope that the change of climate would prove beneficial.  For the past ten years Mr. Day had been pastor of the church at Pearsall in that state, where they had made their home.  She was a woman of rare intelligence, kindly in her ways and had a bright and cheerful disposition that made friends of all who came in contact with her.  The news of her death was a terrible shock to her relatives and friends in Seneca Falls and brought sorrow to many a heart.  Mrs. Day is survived by her husband, two children, a son and a daughter, and by a brother and sister, Elbert C. Osborne and Mrs. Edward M. Ramsey of Seneca Falls.  The remains were taken to Corning for burial where the funeral occurred Saturday.
[Seneca County courier-journal  August 21, 1902 Seneca Falls, N.Y.]

Mrs. Asenath DEMING
Mrs. Asenath Deming, the widow of the late Ebenezer Deming, died Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Mary R. Clark in Cortland.  Mrs. Deming was born in Homer and was a daughter of Simon Sampson of the place.  Almost her entire life had been spent in this village, where she early united with the Presbyterian church.  Her manners were quiet and reserved, alway manifesting a marked devotion to her home, church and family until death left her the sole survivor.  She was eighty five years of age and had been in failing health for some years, the chief cause of there death being dropsy.  About two weeks since, Mrs. Deming went to Cortland to visit and spend her few remaining years with her sister and nieces.   The funeral service was held at the home of the niece where her death occurred, Tuesday afternoon at tow o’clock, and the interment took place in the Cortland cemetery.
[Seneca County courier-journal  August 21, 1902 Seneca Falls, N.Y.]

At Trumansburg, Tompkins county, on the 15th inst. Dr Lewis Halsey, aged 58, son of the late Hon. Silas Halsey, one of the earliest settlers of Seneca county.
[Commercial Advertiser, New York, New York, May 30, 1842]

Mrs. Susan HOAG
Mrs. Susan Hoag, a lifelong resident of Seneca Falls, died at her home on East Fall street, Friday evening of last week, of dropsy.  Her funeral was held Saturday, Rev. A. C. Clark officiating.
[Seneca County courier-journal  August 21, 1902 Seneca Falls, N.Y.]

Senator William JOHNSON
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, October 12, 1875]

The following deaths occurred in Augur General Hospital during the week ending April 30, 1864:
-- April 28th, Wm. Kingsley, 111th N.Y., aged 18, residence, Romalus, Seneca County, N.Y.; died of consumption following measles.
The remains of these soldiers were all buried on the day following their deaths, with appropriate services, in the Soldiers' Cemetery near the Hospital.
[The Soldiers' Journal., May 04, 1864, (Rendevous of Distribution, Va.)]

Another Victim of Faith Healing
CHICAGO. Sept. 7.— Another victim has been added to the leading list of patients treated by the followers of Faith Healer John Alexander Dowie, by the death of Ira L. Peck of Seneca Lake, N.Y. Mr. Peck's sister married "Elder" F.A. Graves, a Dowie adherent, and claims to have been cured of a serious disease through the medium of faith. Consequently, when Peck was taken ill two weeks ago from typhoid fever, the family insisted on resorting to faith cure remedies. Mr. Peck assented to the proposition and no doctor was called. He grew worse rapidly, and in a week was delirious, but still no medicine was given. Finally he died.
[The Evening Times., September 07, 1899, Page 7, (Washington, D.C.)]

Thomas Pelkilton, a coachman, shot Miss Minnie Mansell, a domestic, at the residence of Edward Mynderz in Seneca Falls, N.Y., because she refused to marry him, and then killed himself.
[Warren sheaf., March 19, 1896 (Warren, Marshall County, Minn.)]

Margaret A. RICKETTS
Mrs. Margaret A. Ricketts, wife of Henson Ricketts, one of the best known residents of the vicinity of Seneca, this county, died on Friday aged 64 years. She had been ill a long while of an affection of the lungs. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Messrs. Ernest and Frank Ricketts, Mrs. Thomas Berry, Mrs. John Riley, Mrs. John T. Best and Mrs. Howard. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church at Darnestown, a very large crowd attending. The services were conducted by Rev. Walter Stone, pastor of the church, and the interment was in the cemetery near by.
[Evening Star., August 29, 1905, Page 7, (Washington, D.C.)]

Rev. Thomas ROBERTS
Fatal Accident – Rev. Thomas Roberts, of Cayuga Bridge, was badly injured by an engine on the N.Y. & Erie Rail Road, while walking on the track, Sunday evening.  He lived to the Wednesday following, (Sept. 26th) and his remains were taken to Turin, Lewis county, for interment. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, October 3, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Desea TODD
Mrs. Desea Todd died at the Commercial hotel here on Monday, August 27. Mrs. Todd came here some weeks ago to spend her remaining days with her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Donahue, her former home being in Los Angeles, Cal. Deceased was born in Romulus, Seneca county, New York, on October 4, 1834. She leaves three daughters.— Mrs. J.J. Donahue, Miss Desea Pico of this place and D.I. Ross of Los Angeles — and a son. The funeral was held at the Catholic church on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
[The Coconino Sun., (Flagstaff, Ariz.)September 01, 1900]

Mrs. Julia Whitmore, wife of Asa Whitmore, died at five o’clock Tuesday evening at her home on Ramsey street aged sixty-one years.  The immediate cause of death was liver trouble with which she had been afflicted for a number of years.  Mrs Whitman was a daughter of the late Aaron Seigfred and was a native of this village.  She was a devoted and faithful wife and a kind and indulgent parent.  Beside her husband she leave one son Asa Whitmore, also one sister, Mrs. William Langdon and four brothers, Joseph, Frank, William and John Siegfred all of this village.  The funeral service will be held this Thursday afternoon at half past two o’clock at her late home, Rev. S. F. Frazier officiating.
[Seneca County courier-journal  August 21, 1902 Seneca Falls, N.Y.]

Clermont S. WIXOM
Rochester, NY, Jan 29 - Clermont S. Wixom, 47 years old, proprietor of the Hornell Harmony Kennels, in Seneca County, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home in Covert, from heart disease. Mr. Wixom was widely known among dog fanciers, and had exhibited dogs at nearly all the noted bench shows in the United States and Canada.
[New-York Tribune., January 30, 1900, Page 7]



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