County, New York
BLAIR, Eli and Abby
BLAIR, Eli, age 40, died at Lyons, N.Y., Sept. 27. (Oct. 24)
BLAIR, Abby, wife of Eli BLAIR, died at Lyons, N.Y., Sept. 27, age 36 yrs. (Oct. 24)
[Source: "National Intelligencer", as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967, submitted by K. T.]
BLANKENBERG, Lawrence Jay
GASTONIA, NC - Lawrence Jay Blankenberg 36, of 113 Fairstone Dr., died September 28, 1996 at Greenfield Manor.
Memorial service is 7 p.m. Friday at Sandy Plains Baptist Church. Burial is private.
He was born in Wayne County, NY, son of the late Nallie Blankenberg and John Blankenberg. He was employed by Eagle Construction. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Cole Blankenberg; sons, Michael and Joshua Blankenberg of the home, Lawrence Jay Blankenberg Jr of GA; daughters, Jody and Holly Blankenberg of Clearwater, FL, Chrissy Blankenberg, GA; 13 brothers and sisters, mother and father-in-law, Michael and Frances Cole of Gastonia; one grandchild. Greene Funeral Service Southside Chapel is serving the family. [-- "The Charlotte Observer" - October 2, 1996, contributed by A. Newell.]
GROAT, Richard Peter
Richard Peter Groat, member of Assembly in 1889, 1890 and 1891, and for many years leader of the Republican party in Wayne County, died on Wednesday at his home in Newark, NY. He was 88 years old. [New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]), 29 July 1910]
KNOWLES, Henry P.
Major Henry P. Knowles, a leading banker and produce dealer of Wayne county, died yesterday at his home in Palmyra, aged 82. He survived by one daughter. He was born in Lyons and enlisted August 19, 1862, in Company A of the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery Volunteers as Quartermaster, was promoted to be Commissary Sergeant September 20, 1864. and later was advanced to Brevet Major and served on the staff of Gen William H. Seward, being discharged June 27, 1865. In 1866 he removed to Palmyra and founded the banking house of H.P. Knowles & Co. which exists to-day. He was also associated in the general forwarding and produce business, owning boats on the Erie Canal. He was agent of the American Express Company at Palmyra for a quarter of a century and was actively engaged in business up to two weeks ago. He was a leader in the Episcopal Church in the Western New York diocese, being custodian of certain funds. [The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 13 Aug. 1909]
KREUTZER, Col. William
Lyons, N Y., May 28 — Colonel William Kreutzer, one of the most prominent Republican characters of Wayne county, died yesterday at his home here. He was seventy-three years old. At the outbreak of the Civil War he served as captain in Company K of the 98th New-York Infantry. He became a military correspondent of The Tribune. He was appointed lieutenant-colonel and afterward colonel. At the close of the war he was admitted to the bar. He was a Republican elector and secretary of the Electoral College in 1880. He was chairman of the Republican county Committee for 15 years, rolling up the largest pluralities Wayne County has ever given. [New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]), 29 May 1901]
Mrs. Catharine Lyman, one of the oldest residents of Wayne county, NY, died in Lyons yesterday morning. She was born in Spotswood, Middlesex county, NJ, on May 24, 1800. She went to Lyons as the bride of Simon Van Wickle in 1824. At Van Wickle's death she married John Van Voorhis, a hatter in Lyons, and afterward, at his death, married the late Abel Lyman. She is survived by one son, Col. William R. Lyman, President of the Crescent Fire Insurance Company of New Orleans, and two daughters, one from each of the prior husbands. One of the daughters was Mrs. Cephise L. Slawson, widow of the late J.B. Slawson, patentee of the Slawson cash boxes, who left a large estate to his widow. [The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 25 March 1895]
POMEROY, Dr. G.
Dr. G. Pomeroy, aged 70 years, one of the oldest practising physicians of Wayne county, died at his home in Newark, NY yesterday. [The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 15 Dec. 1887]
Prine Rigges, postmaster at Sodus NY, and one of the best known Republicans in Wayne county, died at Sodus yesterday, aged 68. He is survived by a wife, two sons and a brother. He was born in Sodus, moved to Illinois when young, enlisted in the 33rd Illinois Infantry as sergeant on August 22, 1861 and served through the war. He was badly injured in a railroad disaster during the war and was a cripple. He was appointed postmaster at Sodus upon the recommendation of Supreme Court Justice Dunwell 12 years ago and had held other offices in the town. [The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 04 Aug. 1909]
SMITH, Dr. W.G.
Dr. W.G. Smith of Savannah, Wayne county, NY, died suddenly in Pasadena, Cal., a few days ago. He was 60 years old and was for years a conspicuous citizen of Wayne county. He is survived by a widow and five sons. [The sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 02 April 1891]
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