The Cortland Democrat


7 Jan 1876

DUFFY - In Cortland on the 2d inst., after a short illness, Catharine, wife of Hugh DUFFY, Esq., aged 35 years. Funeral at the Catholic Church, last Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 10 o'clock A.M.
    The funeral obsequies of Mrs. DUFFY were held at the Catholic Church in this village on Wednesday last. Mrs. DUFFY was a most estimable lady, and the very large attendance of sympathizing friends and neighbors showed the kind regard in which she was held by all who knew her.
    Mr. DUFFY, the husband of the deceased, came to this place last Spring, since which time he has by his courteous, gentlemanly and unassuming manner, won the confidence and esteem of the whole community. In this, his hour of great affliction, we tender him our heartfelt sympathy.

Little York.
Little York, Jan. 3, 1876
    A sad accident occurred in this place last Friday. Mrs. Ruth CADOGAN, aged 72 years, who resides with T.S. [FASTERT?], Esq., has been suffering from partial paralysis for some years. In attempting to rise from her chair during the momentary absence of her daughter, she fell upon the floor, breaking her hip bone, also producing a simple fracture of the tibia, and other internal injuries, which resulted in her death on Sunday. Her remains were taken to Woodstock, Madison county, for interment.
    ... Dr. NILES was called in .. and rendered all the aid possible.

Died. BLANCHARD - In Cuyler, Dec. 17, at the home of his brother, William BLANCHARD, Ira BLANCHARD, aged 64 years.

Died. LEARNED - At his residence in East Homer, on the 23d ult., E'ward W.LEARNED, aged 23 years.

Died. DAY - In Marathon, Wednesday Dec. 29th, Mr. H. B. DAY, aged 83 years.

Died. CADOGAN - At Little York, Jan 2d, Mrs. Ruth CADOGAN, of injuries sustained in a fall, aged 72 years.

14 Jan 1876

Died. HOWARD - In Preble, Jan. 8th, 1876, Fredus HOWARD, aged 80 years.

Died. NORRIS - In New York City, Jan. 9th, 1876, Mrs. Elizabeth K. NORRIS, wife of B. P. NORRIS, of New York City and daughter of Thomas KEATER, Esq., of Cortland, aged 31 years.

Died. SMITH - At upper Lisle, Dec. 31st, 1875, Mr. Silas SMITH, aged 74 years.

Died. EGGLESTON - In Cortland, Jan. 12th, 1876, of Typhoid fever, Francis EGGLESTON, aged 73 years.

Died. COWEN - In Cortland, Jan. 7th, 1876, James COWEN, aged 73 years.

Died. MAY - In Cortland, Jan. 11th, 1876, Joseph MAY, aged 71 years.

Died. SANDERS - In Cortland, Jan. 12th, 1876, of Paralysis, Phebe, wife of Martin SANDERS, aged 74 years.

    Died, on Sunday January 9th, in New York City, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Brainard T. NORRIS, and daughter of Thomas KEATOR, of Cortland.
    The death of Mrs. NORRIS has brought sadness to a large circle of friends who only knew her to love her. Only four years ago she left her father's home a bride full of life and joy, and on Tuesday was brought back to it coffined for burial. She became a member of the Presbyterian church in this village, under the ministry of Rev. Mr. SEYMOUR 9n 1862, and recently transferred her membership to the Broadway Tabernacle, New York City. From the time she entered the covenant with the church, she lived a true consistent Christian. Her life was marked by the virtues which her Savior commended and exemplified. Her illness of some six weeks, which resulted in her death, was one of great suffering, and through it all she exhibited rare patience. Her trust in God never failed. Her sick-room was a scene never to be forgotten by those who were privileged to be there. It was the very gate of Heaven. Her pastor remarked that though he had tried to guide and comfort her, she had done him far more good by her sweet resignation and illustration of Christian faith than he could possibly have benefited her. With outstretched arms calling joyously upon her Savior, she passed away to her rest. Her life was rich in righteousness, her death was the sleep which God promises to his beloved. Her life now is the fruition of the faith and hope of a soul trusting fully in Jesus.

In Memoriam.
    When such men as Fredus HOWARD of Preble pass away, it is very proper to place on record a short biography, that the young may be encouraged and the older note the swiftness of time. He was born in Wilbraham, Mass, March 14th, 1796. A few years afterward his parents removed to Tolland Co., Conn., where he received a good common school education. In 1813 they moved into Preble on a farm about one mile west of the village, where grew up a family of four sons and three daughter, all of whom settled in Preble. Fredus, the oldest was elected Justice of the Peace in 1828, and moved into the village where he has continued to reside. He has held the office for fifty years, his last term expiring with the year 1875. In the fall of 1830, being a warm supporter of Jackson, he was elected to the legislature, in which body, together with Charles RICHARDSON of Freetown, represented this county in 1831. His acts were without fear or favor, and he returned untainted by even a breath of suspicion. In 1832 he was elected a colonel of militia, a position which he honorably filled until 1840. He also was commissioner of deeds or notary public most of the time. He also filled most of the town offices not incompatible with that of justice at various times, and with ability. As Associate Justice of Sessions, we remember the dignity and urbanity with which he occupied the chair. Ever a faithful and zealous Democrat, his attendance at county conventions was as regular as his selection as delegate. he always acted from a firm conviction of right and equity and having made up his mind persevered to the end. He was a regular attendant at the M.E. Church, though we believe he held no special church relations. He died Jan. 8th, 1876, having nearly reached his eightieth birthday, very suddenly, from apoplexy. He leaves a sorrowing companion with whom he "has journeyed life's thorny way", but no children have ever blessed their fireside. An honest, upright independent man he undoubtedly had faults, which we trust are buried with him, whilst we shall remember and emulate only his virtues.

Feb 1876

Died. FOSMER - In Cortland, January 30th, Mr. Henry FOSMER, aged 66 years.

Died. SAWYER - In Cortland, on the 15th ult., of heart disease, Mr. Russel SAWYER, aged 70 years.

Died. GRIGGS - In Virgil, January 29th, 1876, Mr. Evans GRIGGS, aged 46 years. His remains were taken to Great Bend, Pa., for interment.

    Nick GIFFORD, of Spafford, who was tried in this county a year ago last fall upon the charge of murdering his wife, died in Auburn prison last Saturday. It was charged that GIFFORD turned his wife out of doors in her night-clothes on one of the coldest nights two years ago this winter, and she was found near the house of a neighbor the next morning dead. GIFFORD was convicted of one of the lower degrees of manslaughter, and sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500.

In memorium.
Died. - At her home, Jan 12th, 1876, of paralysis, Phebe, wife of Martin SANDERS, aged 71 years.
    Another dear soul has returned to God, who gave it. We know that the fell destroyer is ever near, yet how hard to realize that this dear friend and mother should be taken from us so suddenly and unexpectedly, without even a parting word from her fond lips. Sad, indeed, to realize that one in whom all our ideas of rare excellency were combined, is now numbered with the dead; but the sweet whisper of another voice in the spirit world speaks to the heart and bids it cherish the remembrance of the loved and lost. The deceased had been a faithful and devoted member of the Presbyterian Church for upwards of 50 years, and the loveliness and purity which adorned her character, peculiarly fitted her for companionship with the noble and the good; and in the exercise of the duties pertaining to a Christian, loving wife, and fond mother, she found her chief pleasure, but though so well fitted to adorn life, she was none the less prepared for death. Take comfort from this thought, you who sorrow so deeply; know, though earth has one mortal less, Heaven has one angel more. Our poor pen is inadequate to do her memory justice; yet, in the hearts of the many who loved her so well, her image will never fade, for truly can it be said that, amiable, she won all; fervent, loved all; social, charmed all; and dead, she saddened all.

    Daniel SALISBURY, of this place, convicted of murder in poisoning his wife in 1862 or 1863, but whose sentence was afterwards commuted to imprisonment for life, died in Auburn prison last Monday morning of fever. His remains were brought to this place and buried last Tuesday.

11 Feb 1876

    Samuel C. POTTER, of Truxton, who was shot by his brother A. D. POTTER, on the 16th of October last, for alleged undue familiarity with the latter's wife, died last Sunday, from the effects of the wound received upon that occasion. an examination was held last Monday, and the body was pretty thoroughly cut up by the doctors, who were unable to find the ball, which is supposed caused his death. The mother and wife of POTTER, stood by and seemed to be interested spectators of the scene. They indulged in remarks which would seem to indicate that they were not suffering the most poignant grief over their loss. We understand that A. D. POTTER is now out on bail.

Died. AMSDEN - In Cazenovia at the residence of her mother on the evening of Feb. 7, 1876, of consumption, Ella S. AMSDEN, wife of C.G. AMSDEN, formerly of Cortland, now of Rome, N.Y., aged [?3] years.
    Oneida county papers please copy.

Died. PENDLETON - In St. Thomas, Ont., Canada, on the 5th inst., William G., son of W.R. and Sarah PENDLETON, of Cortland, aged 5 years and 3 months.

                LOVED AND LOST.
     Lightly fold the little tresses
        From the death pale brow,
     Willie cannot heed caresses
        Which are lavished on him now.

     Softly move as though listening
        For his gentle call,
     Lightly as an infant slumbers
        Let our footsteps fall.

     Bring the purest, sweetest flowers -
        Emblematic of truth.
     For little Willie whom has perished,
        In his handsome youth.

     Seek the spot where in the springtime
        Blossom the violets fair,
     Where the mosses are the greenest,
        Lay our darling there.
  Feb. 5, 1876                 Hattie N. LYMAN.

18 Feb 1876

Died. HOWE - In Cortland, Feb. 2, 1876, Charles E. HOWE, son of John A. and Laura A. HOWE, aged 6 years, 4 months and 24 days.

Died. FERGUSON - In Preble, on the 22d ult., Mrs. Eva, wife of John L. FERGUSON, aged 53 years.

Died. VINCENT - In Scott, N.Y., Feb. 18th, 1876, Michael VINCENT, aged 74 years.

25 Feb 1876

Died. BEACH - In Homer, Feb 12th, 1876, Horace E. BEACH, aged [36?] years.

Died. WHITE - In Homer, on the 13th inst., Mrs. Peninah F., wife of Jesse WHITE, aged 63 years and 2 months.

Died. HOLTON - In the County House, on the 16th inst., Increase HOLTON, one of the longest residents of the institution, aged about 73 years.

    Suicide. Mr. Cornelius MERICLE, of Malloryville, town of Dryden, committed suicide last Friday by means of a rope suspended from the rafter of his house, during the absence of his family, consisting of a wife and several children. He was about 30 years of age, and being in poor health and circumstances at times expressed a determination to kill himself. He had let the rope down through a knot hole in the floor, into the sitting room, which, being too long, he had shortened, by winding it around the handle of a pitchfork. Upon the return of his family he was found hanging by the neck, near a chair, his eyes protruding from their sockets, and life extinct. He was placed on a bed by Mr. WADE, and Mr. MACK, where a coroner's inquest was held over the body.

10 Mar 1876

Died. INGERSOLL - In Springfield, February 19, 1876, Jane INGERSOLL, aged 76 years.
    The deceased, an excellent Christian woman, was for many years principal of a Female Seminary of this village.

    In a recent No. of the Republican, we read with regret, in the verdict of the jury which set upon the case of Cyrus GILBERTSON, who died from accidental poison, a statement which seemed to connect John ATCHISON, at least indirectly, with his accidental poison. We were present during the inquest, and can therefore positively affirm that there was not a particle of testimony adduced to warrant any such conclusion. It is true that such an effort was made, but nineteen-twentieths did not believe anything of the kind. He gave his testimony like an honest man, and came off without a mar upon his excellent character. Few men are more worthy - few have more friends.


17 Mar 1876 Died. PARKER - In South Cortland, Feb. 4th, 1876, Hibbard PARKER, aged 46 years.

Died. THOMPSON - In Cuyler, on the 14th ult., Mr. Chas. THOMPSON, aged 45 years.

24 Mar 1876

Died. LOWE. - In West Groton, March 13, 1876, Mrs. David LOWE, aged 71 years.

Died. RANDALL. - In Cortland, March 24, 1876, Alexander H. RANDALL, aged 69 years.

Died. TOWNLEY - In Cortland, March 14th, 1876, Henry TOWNLEY, aged 66 years.

Died. LUCAS. - In Clinton, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Elizabeth Bristol LUCAS, aged 94 years.

Died. BELL. - In Cortland, March 22d, 1876, of Apoplexy, Philander F. BELL, aged 67 years.

Died. WING - At the County Alms House, on the 10th inst., of paralysis, Mr. George WING, aged 74 years.

Died. WATERBURY - In New Canaan, Conn., on the 12th inst., Mrs. Anna WATERBURY, mother of John WATERBURY, of Marathon, aged 82 years.

Died. WHEATON. - At the residence of her daughter, in Triangle, Broome Co., on the 29th ult., Mrs. Merilda WHEATON, of Marathon, aged 82 years.

Died. BALDWIN. - In Cuyler, March 8th, 1876, of pneumonia, Mrs. Esther T., wife of Albert J. BALDWIN, and daughter of Z.C. RANDALL, aged 33 years.

    Mr. Editor. - One of those sudden deaths that cast a feeling of gloom over the entire community, occurred on Friday last, in the death by angina pectoris, of the Rev. James C. SMITH, our Presbyterian minister. He had been feeling somewhat unwell for several days, but had been able to be around until Thursday, when he was attacked with acute pain, and on Friday morning, while sitting in his chair, he suddenly fell to the floor, and died almost instantly. Although he had been a resident of the place but comparatively a short time, Mr. SMITH had won the respect and esteem of all our citizens by hie genial manner and Christian character, and his sorrowing family have the deepest sympathy of all. His funeral was attended at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, the exercises being conducted by the Rev. A. C. BOWDISH, of L. I. The church was trimmed in a beautiful and appropriate manner, and was filled to overflowing, by sympathizing friends.

Died. ROBINSON. - On the 16th of March, 1876, Henry, son of Rev. W. A. ROBINSON, aged 14 years.
    He was one of those interesting children whom everybody loved, and his sudden departure for the world beyond, has brought sadness and sorrow to bereaved hearts. Yes,

   There is weeping on earth for the lost,
   There is bowing in grief to the ground,
   But rejoicing and praise id the sanctified [....?]
   For a spirit in Paradise found!
   Though brightness has passed from the earth,
   Yet a star is new-born in the sky,
   And a soul has gone home to the land of its birth
   Where are pleasures and fullness of joy!
   And a new harp is strung, and a new song is given
   To the breezes that float o'er the gardens of

Died. In Homer, March 13th, 1876, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nathaniel JONES, in the 92d year of her age.

Died. In McLean, last Friday, Mrs. SEELY, in the 84th year of her age.

7 Apr 1876

Died. MORSE. - In Homer, March 15, 1876, Elly Albertus, son of Lewis and Charlotte MORSE, aged 12 years and 5 months.

Died. AUGUSTINE - In Cortland, March 30th, Frank H., youngest son of Alberto AUGUSTINE, aged 4 years.

Died. ROBBINS. - In Cuyler, N.Y., March 16,1876, Anna J., wife of J. Adam ROBBINS, aged 22 years and six months.

Died. WING. - In Cortland, N.Y., March 10th, 1876, Mr. George WING, of Cuyler, aged 74 years.

Died. BURGHARDT. - In Upper Lisle, on Sunday, March 19th, 1876, Mr. John BURGHARDT, aged 79 years.

Died. BURGER. - In Homer, on the 21st ult., Mrs. Kate, wife of John BURGER, aged 22 years.

Died. GLOVER. - In Detroit, Mich., on the 20th ult., Arthur GLOVER, son of Henry and Laura GLOVER, aged 31 years and 7 months.

Died. HOLMES. - At her home in Taylor, on the [2 ?th] ult., of consumption, D. Delight, youngest daughter of the late Leonard HOLMES, in the 21st year of her age.

Shocking Railroad Accident.
    When the 9 P.M. on the U.I.& E. R.R. arrived at the depot in this place last Wednesday evening, the night watchman discovered blood upon the engine and other evidence of an accident. A.W. EDGECOMB, of the firm of J.C. CARMICHEL & Co., undertakers, and Dr. HUGHES were summoned, and the engine, with several citizens on board, was run back to a point between the Cemetery street crossing and the Pope farm crossing, where the remains of a man were found. It proved to be the remains of Leonard A. SALISBURY, who lived in Lime hollow, some 2 1/2 miles west of this village. The body was mutilated in a shocking manner. His head was entirely severed from the body, and literally crushed to pieces; one arm and one leg were also severed from the trunk. The body had evidently been pushed along on the track some 20 rods from the place where it was first stuck. The remains were brought to this place, where a Coroner's inquest is to be held. No one seems to know how the accident happened. The engineer was not aware that an accident had occurred until he reached the depot, and we understand no blame is attached to him.
    The deceased was about 40 years of age, and had always - with the exception of short intervals - been a resident of this town. He leaves a widow, to whom he had been married but a little over a year.

Killed by the Cars. - James L. BLY, of Greene, was struck by the D.L.& W. express train going south on Saturday evening last, and probably instantly killed. His body was thrown some distance from the track, but was not much mutilated. The accident occurred some two miles north of the village, and when first seen he was standing between the arils, but paid no attention to the warning whistle, and it was too late to stop the train, which was on a curve at the time. By some it is supposed to have been a deliberate suicide; by others that he was intoxicated; while the verdict of the Coroner's jury on Monday evening, was that he was laboring under aberration of mind at the time of his death.
    Deceased was charged with burning a barn belonging to J. D. VanVALKENBURGH, in Greene, last summer - that gentleman having been an administrator in an estate in which BLY was interested - was indicted and under bail, and his trial was to have taken place at the County Court now in session in this village. He was forty years of age, and leaves a wife and children. - Chenango Union.

14 Apr 1876

Died. EMMONS. - In Jacksonville, Florida, March 4th, 1876, Mrs. Hattie D. EMMONS, formerly wife of John M. COUCH, of Cortland, aged 29 years.

21 Apr 1876

Died. DURKEE. - In Homer, April 10, 1876, Mrs. Jerusha DURKEE, wife of Nathaniel DURKEE, aged 68 years, three months and five days.

Died. OSBORNE. - In Marathon, April 10th, 1876, Edward, youngest son of Reuben OSBORNE, aged 12 months.

Died. FOOTE. - In Marathon, March 31, 1876, Anna, wife of Wm. S. FOOTE, aged 72 years.

Died. McDOWELL. - In Marathon, March 2, 1876, Miss Julia E. McDOWELL, aged 28 years.

Died. SHIRLEY. - In Messengerville, April 2, 1876, Chester D., youngest son of B. D. and J. A. SHIRLEY, aged 6 years 2 months and 28 days.

Died. GROSS. - In McGrawville, on the 15th inst., Mr. Andrew GROSS, aged 76 years.

Died. SMITH.- In Homer, N.Y., on the 16th inst., Mr. Reuben SMITH, aged 90 years.
    Mr. SMITH was, for many years, a highly esteemed resident of Homer; respected by all, his acquaintances for his "correct deportment," and beloved by those who more intimately knew him, for his quiet, genial and kindly disposition.
    His funeral was largely attended on Tuesday afternoon from the M.E. Church.

    Mr. Editor. - Considerable excitement was caused on Monday afternoon, by the discovery of the body of an infant of about 5 months growth, lying on the river bank in front of the residence of Ambrose TAYLOR, on Cortland street, where it had apparently lodged in some bushes. Its appearance indicated that it had been born but a few days at the longest. It had probably floated down in the high water of Sunday, and as the water fell was landed. It was taken charge of by Coroner BRADFORD, who without holding an inquest, ordered it buried. Whence it came is the subject of many conjectures by our people.

    Mrs. Charles JOSLYN died on the afternoon of the 10th inst., of typhoid pneumonia.

    Death From Apoplexy. - A week ago last Saturday while milking his cow, Mr. Seth M. MILLER, of Cincinnatus, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy. His son, who was near, being attracted by the noise, hastened to his assistance. Nothing, however, could be done for him, and he expired almost immediately. He was unable to speak from the first moment of his attack. Mr. MILLER was and had been for several years, a merchant in Cincinnatus, and was highly respected as a business man, neighbor, and friend. He was 59 years of age, and leaves a wife and four children. Mrs. MILLER is a sister of our townsman Mr. E.A. FISH.
28 Apr 1876

    Another venerable patriarch has gone to his rest. The pioneer merchant of Homer is dead. Jedediah BARBER died on the evening of the 19th inst., aged 89 years. His funeral occurred at his late residence on Saturday last, and was very largely attended. While engaged in the Mercantile trade, he accumulated a large fortune. He was a good citizen and a public spirited man. The monuments of his wisdom and his worth are scattered all over the village. His hope of a joyous immorality in the world beyond was clear, and his end was a peaceful calm.

    Mr. Reuben SMITH, another aged pilgrim passed away on the 16th inst., aged 90 years. He was a good man, a peaceful citizen, and has gone over the River to the Summer Land in the brighter world of promise.

    Capt. David GRISWOLD, venerable in years, at the advanced age of 83 years, closed his eyes in death on the 20th inst., but to open them again in the flower-lined lands beyond. He was a man of noble impulses, and possessed a warm and generous heart.

Died. GRISWOLD - In Homer, April 20th, 1876, Daniel GRISWOLD, in the 83d year of his age.

Died. WOOLSTON. - In Preble on the [10?]th inst., Alvira, widow of Joseph and mother of J.D.F. WOOLSTON in the 83d year of her age.

Died. BARBER. - In Homer, on the 19th inst., Mr. Jedediah BARBER, aged [90?] years and 9 days. He died at the residence which he erected 53 years ago.

5 May 1876

    Again has death [-----?] a happy home. and snapped the jeweled household chain, and removed from among us, Mrs. Harriet A., wife of Charles JOSLYN. For many months she had been in poor health, no serious consequence, however, had been anticipated. A week previous to her decease, she was violently attacked with typhoid pneumonia. The disease continued with unabated violence; each succeeding day developing itself more clearly; her vital energies gradually but surely surrendering to the fell destroyer, until her mind became so far affected as to allow delirium to invade and [--thron-?] the intellect after which she had but short intervals of consciousness. On Monday, the 10th ult., she recognized her friends, and was apparently more easy. In the afternoon, however, she commenced failing again very fast, and continued sinking until a quarter to three, when death came, as death should come, to one of gentle mould, gently. "As light winds wandering through groves of bloom Detach the delicate blossoms from the tree."
    During the revival which occurred in the district last fall, she, with her husband, made a public profession of religion. The religion that comforted and rendered her the more happy in her ordinary health, did not forsake her in the final hour of separation. As a wife and mother, as a neighbor and friend, she was faithful, obliging and kind. She was thoroughly devoted to her husband, and was especially anxious for the future of her only child - a son of some fourteen years - so soon to be left motherless; yet she cheerfully submitted to the will of her God, and committed them to His kind providence.
    She possessed an active, well balances and well disciplined mind, and a noble, good, and pure heart. In the family, the social and religious circle, she will be greatly missed, and sincerely mourned. While the community lost a friend, the family loss cannot be expressed in words. We can only sympathize, but cannot assuage their sorrows. But while indulgent and kind friends mourn their loss, and while those eyes which oft beamed with sweet expressions of love and kindness are closed in death, -
    "She has gone from all the woes of earth to rest."
    We will not mourn - we will not repine, for well we know that Mrs. Harriet A. JOSLYN, at the age of 41 years, has gone from the beautiful world of ours - of sunshine and promise - to a more beautiful clime in the far off Summer land, where the stars look out with a clearer radiance, and where sun and moon illume with a richer splendor the portals of the Eternal mansion. There, amid the radiant flowers, she has put on the robes of immortality, and will bask forever in the freshness and beauty of immortal womanhood.
   "Sleeps in peace! Sleep in memory ever!
  Till the stars be recalled, and the firmament furled
   In the dawn of a daylight unending; until
   The sign of Zion be seen on the Hill
  O, the Lord, when the day of the battle is done,
  And the conflict with Time by Eternity won!"

    The funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. W.W. WILLIAMS; were largely attended, and her remains were entombed in Glenwood cemetery.

Died. BECKWITH - In South Cortland, April 30th, 1876, of consumption, Georgiana, wife of Nelson BECKWITH, and daughter of John BECKWITH, in the 25th year of her age.

12 May 1876

    One by one they fall asleep - that sleep that knows no awakening. On the 13th of April, died of typhois pneumonia, Col. Wm. L. GREENMAN, of Solon, at the age of 64 years. He was stricken down suddenly having only the day before his death been excused from duty as jurer by the Court then in session at the county seat. When two years of age, Mr. G. came to Solon with his father, and under the roof of the old homestead the remainder of his life was passed.
    Probity, kindness of heart, and the possession of all the virtues that command the regard and respect of mankind, uniformly exercised through his life time, endeared him to the large circle of friends made during his long residence among us. Relations that have existed more than half a century; cemented by many friendly and neighborly acts, and by counsel in time of distress, by kindness in hours of pain and sickness - relations thus formed have been suddenly severed.
    Col. GREENMAN leaves a wife and a large circle of relatives and friends, a legacy of more value than titles and lands - "The Memory of an honorable and upright Life."        K.

Died. BOIES. - In Marengo, Ill. April 30th, Sarah F, youngest daughter of Israel and Mary BOIES, aged 24 years.

Died. BURDICK. - In Scott, in her 76th year, Mrs. Sally BURDICK.

Died. CROFOOT. - In Preble, April 30th, Mrs. Jane CROFOOT, aged 63 years.

Died. SANFORD. - At Cortland county Alms House, on the 24th ult., of consumption, Mary SANFORD, aged 27 years.

Died. HAIGHT. - In Little York, on the 7th inst., Nathan HAIGHT, aged 63 years.

Died. BORDEN - In Preble on the 6th inst., Josephine E., wife of Wm. BORDEN, aged 23 years.

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    Mrs. MURRAY, wife of Judge William MURRAY of this judicial district, died on Sunday, April 23d, at Washington. Mrs. MURRAY had been in feeble health for some time previous to her decease, and had but recently arrived in Washington, on her way home from Florida, where she had been sojourning in the vain hope of receiving benefit from the mild climate. Her death will be mourned by a large circle of friends, whose sympathies are with the afflicted husband.

Shocking Accident in Preble.
    One of the most painful and fatal accidents occurred in this town on Saturday, May 5th. A Mrs. William BORDEN, while engaged in making soap over an outdoor fire, her clothing caught, and in the brief space of two minutes time her clothing was entirely burned from her. She was burned from head to foot in the most frightful manner, her hands being burned to the bone, and her flesh literally falling from the body. Mr. BORDEN was standing within forty feet of his wife when he discovered she was on fire, and made every effort in his power to extinguish the flames but to no purpose.
    Dr. NILES was immediately called to the case and did all in his power to relieve the sufferer. She lingered in great agony for eleven hours and died. Her age was 23 years. She leaves an infant child, three months old. Mrs. BORDEN was highly regarded by the community in which she lived. her friends mostly reside, we believe, in Otsego County N.Y.

    Dalle VILLEMAIN Dead. - The Chenango Union of last week contains the following: On Thursday, April 20th, 1876, Dalle VILLEMAIN died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Augustus GAUCHOT, in the north-west part of the town of Pharsalia, aged one hundred and eleven years and two days. VILLEMAIN was born April 18th, 1765, at Frotte, Department of Haute-Soane, France, and was in the army of the first Napoleon for several months previous to his final downfall. At the age of eighty-two he came to this country, first stopping in Utica, where he had a son residing, and afterwards moved to Earlville, thence to Otselic, and finally to Pharsalia. Those of our readers who visited the County Fair last fall, will recollect seeing the old gentleman, who occupied a prominent seat in Floral Hall during the continuance of the Fair.
    The Pitcher Register gives VILLEMAIN's age at one hundred and twelve years and eleven days. The figures given by us were furnished a Union reporter - who interviewed the centenarian three years since - by the family, and have heretofore been supposed to be correct.

    Another Suicide in Willett. - Mr. Christopher SHEVALIER, of Willett, committed suicide , at that place, last Saturday night. Sunday morning he was found hung by a rope to one of the beams in the barn near his house. He lived in the western part of the town of Willett, upon a farm owned by Mr. Nicholas HOLLENBECK. - Standard.
19 May 1876

    The Willett Suicide. - The Whitney's Point Reporter of last week, contains the following particulars of the suicide of Mr. SHEVALIER:-
    " On Sunday, May 7th, Christopher SHEVALIER, of the town of Willett, Cortland Co., was found dead in a barn, hung with a cable chain. As near as we can learn, the circumstances are as follows: Mr. SHEVALIER lived with his mother in the west part of the town of Willett. On Saturday he said to his mother that he would go to the woods and split some rails. As he went out his mother heard iron rattle, but thought nothing of it, supposing he was going to work, as he had said. Night came, but Christopher did not. Morning came, and he was still among the missing. At or near noon he was found in the barn just across the road from the house, and from appearances it is supposed that he hung himself soon after leaving the house. Christopher SHEVALIER enlisted August 10th, 1862, as a private in the 157th N.Y. Infantry, Company C, for the term of three years, or during the war. Was mustered in Sept. 17, 1862. Received from the town of Willett, as bounty, the sum of twenty-seven dollars. He was honorably discharged July 10th, 1865. It was said of him that he was a faithful soldier. Christopher could defend the country, but could not defend himself. His greatest enemy was rum, which is supposed to be the cause of his self-destruction."

The Killing of Wm. COSTELLO.
    Last Sunday afternoon several men from this place went to Blodgett's Mills on a hand-car to see Wm. McDUGAN, who had one of his legs injured the night before by slipping from one of the cars on a coal train. Wm. COSTELLO, his brother-in-law, Frank H. BATES and Patrick McGRAW went with the party. On their return these three jumped off at the Sand Bank House," about one and one-half miles south of this village, and began to talk with Mrs. Anna ALBRO, who stood near the house. Just at this time Robert J. MORRIS came out of the house and ordered the woman to go in. She obeyed, and he followed her. Very soon COSTELLO and his companions followed them into the house, where the boys conducted themselves rather rudely to say the least. MORRIS called one WILKINS, the lessee of the premises, into the pantry, and proposed that they "clean out" the COSTELLO party. WILKINS objected, saying he did not propose to have any trouble in his house. MORRIS then said "I'll clean 'em out alone, then." WILKINS went out, and MORRIS, with the aid of a sixteen-pound clothes pounder, proceeded to clean out the COSTELLO party. COSTELLO received several blows to the head that rendered him for the time being insensible. BATES saw the pounder dancing towards him, threw up his arm to ward off the blow, and picked himself up at the fence by the highway soon after. McGRAW soon came tumbling after BATES. BATES told MORRIS, who just then appeared at the door, to bring Billy out, and it "would be all right." COSTELLO was brought out by MORRIS and the woman. His hands and face were bathed in cold water, and he walked home and went upstairs to bed. His mother spoke to him as he passed by, but he made no answer. She thought he had been drinking too much. Some member of the family went to call him between five and six o'clock in the morning, and found him dying, and he soon breathed his last.
    On the Coroner's inquest held last Tuesday, Dr. HUGHES testified that he died of the injuries received about the head. WILKINS, the lessee of the premises where the murder was committed, testified that MORRIS and Mrs. ALBRO were staying at his house contrary to his wishes, and that they came there last week Thursday. The woman testified that she was going west with MORRIS, and that she is the wife of James L.ALBRO. MORRIS is about six feet and four inches in height, strongly built, light hair, heavy light-colored moustache, and imperial, blue eyes, and is rather a tough looking customer. COSTELLO was about eighteen years of age, very small; but what he lacked in size was made up in genuine grit. In any "unpleasantness" that he was ever engaged in with the big "boys," he was found to be a "laster."
    The Coroner's jury found a verdict in accordance with the above facts, and MORRIS was held to await the action of the Grand Jury. He is said to be a resident of Pennsylvania, and had been stopping in Truxton for a few weeks past.
26 May 1876

Died. EARLE. - In Weedsport, N.Y., May 20, of Paralysis, Thomas EARLE, aged 72 years, formerly of Homer.

Died. WALRAD. - In New York, May 9th, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Lavinia Chamberlain WALRAD, aged 55 years.

Died. WHIPPLE. - At the Cortland County Alms House, on the 16th inst., of typhoid fever, Mr. Daniel WHIPPLE, aged 76 years.

Died. WILDEY. - In New York, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Charlotte L., widow of Henry WILDEY, and mother of Oscar WILDEY, formerly a resident of Marathon, in the 51st year of her age.

Little York.
Miss Celia, daughter of Nicholas GIFFORD, who, it will be remembered, was detained for some time as a witness against him, has been residing for some time at Port Byron. Returning two weeks ago to look after any property that might remain, she was taken sick at Mrs. Ellen AMES', and after a week's illness, died, and was buried by the side of her mother, in the East Scott cemetery, and at the expense of the county. Mrs. AMES is entitled to thanks for giving the unfortunate a shelter in her need.
2 Jun 1876

A Mystery in Borodino.
    A Borodino correspondent of the Syracuse Standard gives the particulars of a mysterious occurrence which happened in that town recently. We quote: -
    "Our usually quiet little hamlet was thrown into a state of great excitement last Saturday, May 20th, by the sudden death of Mrs. Ella PIERCE, daughter of Mr. S.H. HUFFMAN, hotel keeper at our place. The circumstances attending her death are very mysterious. At about three o'clock in the afternoon she went upstairs, accompanied by a woman named Lucy PULLMAN, servant girl. They ;aid down on a bed together. Mrs. HUFFMAN, the mother of the unfortunate woman, shortly after called to the servant girl to come down stairs, leaving Mrs. PIERCE on the bed. Her uncle, Mr. HUFFMAN having occasion to step into the hall in which the stairs are situated that lead to the upper rooms, heard a singular noise emanating from the rooms above, went to ascertain what the noise was, and found Mrs. PIERCE gasping for breath. He tried to arouse her but failed, and then he called to her mother, and went for other assistance. Dr. MORRILL was called, but all their efforts were fruitless, and she expired in about one hour. She had been apparently in her usual health all day previous. Dr. MORRILL suspected poison from an overdose of morphine and took all means within his power to relieve her. Coroner KNEELAND was sent for. He came on Sunday and empaneled a jury to hold an inquest, composed of the following men: W. W. LEGG, A. E. FULTON, C. STREETER, F. COLTON, O. CROSS and G. M. DOLITTLE. Dr. VanDyke TRIPP made a post mortem examination and found her brain and intestines in a healthy condition. The stomach was taken out and is to be submitted to someone who is competent to analyze its contents. Dr. I. MORRILL was sworn and gave it as his opinion that the death was caused by morphine. Mr. F. ELIE swore that he sold the servant a bottle of morphine. The servant girl stoutly denied having purchased anything for her, until she was put on the witness stand, and there confessed to buying the morphine. Several witnesses were sworn relative to the circumstances attending her death. Dr. KNEELAND discharged the jury until an analysis of the stomach was made. She was interred at Vesper on Tuesday.

Died. WEBB - In this village, on the 17th inst., Curtiss WEBB, in the 83d year of his age.

Died. OLIVER - At the Cortland County Alms House, on the 21st inst., Mr. Aaron OLIVER, aged 66 years.

Died. STOUT. - In this village, on the 29th inst., after a very short and painful illness, Mary L. STOUT, only daughter of Andrew STOUT, aged 21 years.
    Thus the life of an estimable young lady and an only daughter, has died. After a day of intense suffering, she found relief from sickness and pain in unconsciousness, and very soon passed away into the silent land. How true and faithful she was to those who leaned upon her for comfort and help. How willingly she performed the duties of the various relations in her home she graced, will be remembered by those who knew and loved her, with melting hearts for many, many years. Before she became unconscious, she gave evidence that she was happy in the Christians' hope.

9 Jun 1876

Died. BOWDISH. - At Mt. Vernon, June 4, 1876, Alvah S. BOWDISH, son of Rev. A. C. BOWDISH, aged [15?] years.

Died. WARFIELD - At the residence of Mr. J. G.MATTESON, in Marathon, May 22, Mrs. Jerusha E. WARFIELD, aged 47 years.

Died. SMITH. - In Syracuse, Friday, the 2d inst., William Henry SMITH, aged 62 years.
    Mr. SMITH was for many years a resident of Port Watson, and later of Virgil, and was well known and respected throughout the county. He has borne, with uncommon fortitude, a most painful illness of eight years. Mr. S. was the father of H.P. and B.H. SMITH, of this place.

    Mrs. Emma POWERS, formerly Mrs. Wm. W. EDGETT of Homer, died in the Insane Asylum last week. She had been violently insane for a week or two and was a resident of Syracuse. Her maiden name was Emma CLARK, and before her first marriage was a resident of Scott.

16 Jun 1876

Died. CLARK. - In Scott, on the 13th ult. After a short illness, C. Eugene CLARK, aged 39 years.

Died. SIDNEY - In Scott, on the 16th ult., May SIDNEY, aged 15 years.

Died. PHELPS - In Auburn, June 15, 1876, Norna Estell, aged 8 years and 3 months. Only daughter of W. E. PHELPS, formerly of this place.

    Rev. A. C. BOWDISH of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. buried his son Alvah at this place on Thursday. This is the fourth death that has occurred in his family within a short time. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Wm. BIXBY of Binghamton. Mr. BOWDISH has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends in this vicinity.

    The funeral of the late Mrs. Emma POWERS, formerly Mrs. EDGETT, was held in the S.D. Baptist Church on Monday of last week.
23 Jun 1876

Died. SELOVER. - In Cortland, May 22, 1876, Mr. Jacob R. SELOVER, aged 61 years.

Died. BOWEN. - In Syracuse, on the 16th inst., of inflammation of the lungs, Levi E. BOWEN, aged 39 years. He was a former resident of Homer.

Died. JONES. - In Scott, on the 5th inst., Amanda, wife of George JONES, aged 52 years.

Died. WELCH. In Medina, Ohio, on the 16th inst., Cornelius WELCH, aged 73 years and 8 months.
    He was formerly from Cortland Co., N.Y.

Died. VanDYKE. - In Marathon, Monday, June 19th, 1876, Maria, wife of J.H. VanDYKE, Esq., aged 66 years.

Death of an Old Resident.
    The people of Truxton were sadly pained to learn of the death of Dea. A. W. CRAIN, of the firm of Crain & Son, of which he was the senior partner. The sad event occurred on the 15th of June 1876, aged 70 years, ad although it had long been expected, many a cheek blanched and many an eye was dim with the falling tear when the loss was fully realized. His death will be a great blow to the town, but more especially to Crain's Mills, where he lived. The woolen mills of A. W. Crain & Son were closed and the office draped in mourning, and all business stopped as far as possible. The loud voice and boisterous laugh were hushed, and the place presented the aspect of a Sabbath day, both on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday a large concourse of people gathered at the Baptist Church, in Truxton, - of which he was a member and deacon - to express the respect they felt for the good man. He died in hope of a glorious immortality beyond this vale of tears.
30 Jun 1876

Died. WILBUR. - In Preble, May 29th, 1876, Miss Nettie WILBUR, aged 22 years.

Died. HAM. - In Elwood, New Jersey, on the 16th inst., William HAM, aged [60?] years and 6 months. He was formerly from Preble, Cortland Cp., N.Y.

7 Jul 1876

Terrible Accident in Mclean.
    About 2 o'clock on the morning of July4th, as several men were firing the cannon on Lindsay's hill, and while loading for the last salute, the gun went off, from its over-heated condition, and from neglecting to swab it properly, slightly injuring Fred. ALDRICH, and tearing to shred the left hand and arm of Henry HOWE, son of S. L. HOWE, of this place. The clothing was almost completely torn from his body, and when those around him became conscious enough to realize the situation, they found him in flames. The lower part of the body and the lower limbs were horribly mutilated, and literally filled with powder and pieces of the tough hickory ramrod. Dr. JONES, of Groton, dressed his wounds. There is scarcely any hope for his recovery. Mr. HOWE was one of our most promising young men; has formerly been conductor on the U., I. & E. R.R., and has always worthily won the confidence of his friends and employers. It is a terrible blow to his parents, who have the deepest sympathy of all.

Fatal Accident in Preble. -
    A young man by the name of Anthony NIX, was fatally injured at Preble depot on the morning of July 5th. Mr. NIX was trying to get on board of a passing coal train and slipped, being carried under the wheels and crushed in a terrible manner, the thigh and leg being broken in several places, and the skull fractured. He survived about two hours. His parents reside in Truxton, to which place his remains were taken. We learn that he was a highly respected young man, and had not been drinking, as at first stated.
14 Jul 1876

Died. BALDWIN - In South Cortland, on the 28th ult., Charles Rufus, infant son of Charles E. and Mary J. BALDWIN, aged 8 months.

It is with the truest sympathy I offer the following lines to the bereaved parents of Maurice McKEVITT, who died on the morning of the Fourth. While a nation was rejoicing over its greatness, the Angel of Death darkened their home with the shadow of his wings, and bore away an only son. To Mottie, this message was a harbinger of peace, bidding him to a glory that was not for a hundred years, but for an eternity.
            To The Memory Of Mottie.
     One year ago I clasped thy hand
       In friendship and in truth;
     I gazed upon thy placid face,
       So full of gentle youth;
     Yet as I gazed, my heart well knew
     Thy days upon the earth were few.

     I knew thee from thy cradle;
       A boy of truth, whose word
     Was sacred pledge forever.
       Each kindly impulse stirred
     Within thy soul, so true and bright,
     Giving to others sweet delight.

     O, deeply will thy mother feel
       The void within her breast;
     Thy father, who did fondly hope
       To see thee bear a part
     In life and manhood by his side -
     His staff in age, his joy, his pride.

     Thy loving sisters, oft with joy
       In old familiar strain,
     Mingled their girlish voices
       With thine in sweet refrain;
     To them will memory and tears bring,
     Their harp has now a broken string.

     One hope is left to those who mourn:-
       The joyous hope the Christian feels,
     When all of earthly joy has flown -
       When earthly balm doth cease to heal.
     There is a home beyond the skies,
     Where love's clear object never died..

     Farewell; farewell; may sunshine creep
       Into the hearts of those you leave,
     To heal the wounds so sore and deep;
       To make resigned those hearts bereaved
     God giveth us joy for a day;
     Blessed be His name, He taketh away.
                        Josephine COZANS,
                          848 Lex. Ave., N.Y.

Poison, Knife, Revolver and Noose.
    Fred A. JEFFERY of Syracuse, N.Y., committed suicide in the Palmer House on Tuesday evening. He was a young man some twenty-four years of age, of good moral repute, and had been an active member of the firm of Wycoff & Jeffery of Peoria, Ill. He arrived in this city on Friday morning, and was assigned to parlor T at the Palmer House. On Tuesday afternoon he called at the desk and settled his bill, including Tuesday night's lodging but not including breakfast the next morning. At this time he said that he would be far away at that hour next day.
    At noon yesterday his body was found suspended in the bath room. The gallows was made of three bed slats bound together with stout hempen cord in a most intricate manner, and with at least 100 knots in the cord. The beam thus formed was resting at one end upon the side of the bath room, and the other was held by the weight of the body against the wall opposite. A stouter cord to which the body was suspended, was held stationary by a picture screw about in the middle of the beam. In the room were two bottles, one containing dregs of whisky, and the other smelled faintly of hydrate of chloral. A razor was on the left-hand side, and a small vest-pocket revolver on the right. A dagger was on the bath tub beneath. After adjusting the noose high up on the neck, he had cut his throat from ear to ear with his left hand, simultaneously shot himself through the heart with the revolver, and had then fallen from his footing to be strangled to death if there was any life left.
    A trunk and satchel were tightly packed with all sorts of truck done in neat packages, many of them sealed with sealing wax. His old letters were done up neatly and addressed to his brother E. P. JEFFERY, of St. Louis. All his effects were in complete order, and must have required months in being packed. - Chicago Tribune July, 6.
    We understand that JEFFREY was formerly a resident of Homer village.

    Murder at Earlville. - A terrible affair occurred at Earlville, Chenango Co., on the line of the Utica & Chenango Valley railroad on Wednesday evening, at about 11 o'clock. Mr. William JONES, landlord of the Earlville House, was deliberately shot through the heart by an unknown man.
    Mr. JONES was standing upon the stoop in front of the hotel at the time, and conversing with a man named Wm. HOLMAN. A stranger came along, walked into the hotel and drank a glass of water. He stepped out, deliberately drew a pistol and placed it to JONES' breast and fired. He then passed on down the street and back of the Felt block.
    HOLMAN called to JONES, inquiring if he was shot, when JONES coolly answered, "No; who is that man?" He then walked to the north end of the piazza, some ten or fifteen feet from where he was standing, and turned to retrace his steps, when he reeled against the side of the house and exclaimed, "My God! I am shot." He then staggered to the bar-room door and fell dead to the floor before aid could be summoned. The murdered man was about 40 years of age, and was shot through the upper part of the heart and both lungs.
    The murderer delivered himself up in Sherburne yesterday morning. He was a stranger. He gives his name as Matthew BRADY, and says that he committed the crime on account of an old grudge against JONES. The murderer is of Irish nationality. He was taken to Norwich and confined in the Chenango Co. jail. He is about 50 years old, and a rough looking man.
    An inquest was held on the body of the murdered man yesterday by Coroner H. C. LYMAN. - Binghamton Times.

    Sad Accident. - Lynn HARRINGTON and Henry GROSS, each aged about 12 years, sons of Geo. N. HARRINGTON and Samuel GROSS, were drowned in the Genegantslet Creek, two miles below this village, about noon on Tuesday. The boys had gone into the creek to rescue a younger boy from the water, and getting into a deep hole, lost their own lives. Lewis GROSS, who they attempted to rescue, came out uninjured. - Greene American.
21 Jul 1876

Died. BURKE - In Solon, on the 15th inst., of softening of the brain, Willie BURKE, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BURKE, aged 19 yr's and 10 months.

Died. McELROY. - On the 13th of July, 1876, at his home in Pitcher, N.Y., Chauncey D. McELROY, of heart disease, aged 24 years.
    Mr. McELROY was for two years a promising scholar at the Normal School in this place. After he left here he went to Blooming Grove, Orange Co., and took charge of the public school at that place.

28 Jul 1876

Died. BRANCH. - In Virgil, July 16, 1876, of paralysis, Enoch D. BRANCH, aged 79 years.

Died. LEWIS. - In Virgil, July 19, 1876, Thomas G. LEWIS, aged 76 years.

Died. RAYMOND. - In Cortland, July 24, 1876, Jay RAYMOND, aged 18 years.

Marathon. -
    On Saturday evening last, an only son and child, (Eddie) of Mr. Charles TANNER, was killed in a mysterious manner. He had but a few moments previously left home, and was in the road near the Thomas JONES school house, where the farm team, in the hands of the hired man, attempted to run away. He was not seen at any time by the teamster. The supposition is that he received a blow in some manner while the team was passing, as he was found in an insensible condition by the roadside, soon after. He was taken home. Not a mark or bruise was found on his person. Drs. BRADFORD and REED were with him during the eight hours that he survived. He vomited considerable blood, and no doubt died from the effects of internal hemorrhage. He was 8 years of age. This family have the sympathy of this community in their sad bereavement. - Marathon Independent.

    "Uncle Nat" GOODWIN, the old Senate messenger, and latterly in the Custom House employ, who died in New York last week, was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1803, and in 1840 was elected Collector of the town of Homer, Cortland county. In 1845 he published a paper in Cortlandville, called the True American, and devoted to the interests of the Free soilers. In 1857 he was appointed Doorkeeper of the Senate, and in 1858 was made Keeper of the Senate Chamber. An "honester" man than "Uncle Nat" did not live. - Syracuse Courier.

    On Thursday morning the people of this village were startled by the announcement that Mr. Samuel HOPKINS, of Lapeer, had committed suicide. On Wednesday he came down to this village, and did some trading, paying up some accounts that he owed, and finally calling at Corwin's Drug Store and purchasing four ounces of laudanum, which after reaching home he took, resulting in his death. Dr. F. P. HOWLAND was called and did everything he could to save the man, but his efforts were unavailing. The funeral took place on Friday. No cause is known for the act, but it is supposed to be temporary insanity. Mr. HOPKINS had a brother who suicided quite a number of years ago.
4 Aug 1876

Died. BLAKESLEE. - In Cortland, N.Y., July 26, 1876, after a painful illness of eight months, of disease of the brain and nerves, Rev. Geo. H. BLAKESLEE, of the Wyoming Conference, aged 56 years.

Died. SMITH - In Groton, July 28th, of typhoid fever, Jay. H. SMITH, aged 41 years, formerly of Cortland.

Died. BENJAMIN - At his home in Cuyler, July 20, 1876 of heart disease, Mr. Ezra BENJAMIN, in the 73d year of his age.

Died. KINNEY - In McGrawville, on the 24th ult., Mrs. Julia E. KINNEY, wife of O. A. KINNEY, Esq., aged 52 years.

Died. THOMAS - In Homer, on the 10th ult., Catharine J. THOMAS, aged 59 years.

Died. ALGER - In McGrawville, on the 31st ult., Silas J. ALGER, aged 37 years.

Died. HONEYWELL - In Homer, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Zylpha, wife of Isaac HONEYWELL, aged 75 years.

Died. HAZARD - At the County Poor House, on the 21st ult., Sylvester HAZARD, aged 82.

11 Aug 1876

    On Tuesday of last week, Mr. Jedediah IRISH, of Skaneatles, one of the wealthiest and best known farmers of that section, left Glen Haven in an open boat in company with a New York gentleman. It was subsequently ascertained that neither of the gentlemen ever arrived at the Glen, and as a hat supposed to belong to Mr. IRISH was found floating in the lake toward the evening of the same day, it was naturally conjectured that some mishap had befallen the party, and boats were sent out in all directions to search for the missing men. When opposite Saw Mill Point a boat was spied upon the shore which proved to be the one in which the party started from Skaneatles the day before. It was soon ascertained that the boat in question had drifted ashore the night before, keel upwards, and was grounded to await a claimant. When the party of searchers arrived at the village these particulars were conveyed to Mr. IEISH' friends, and it is feared that he was lost in the lake. The theory is that the boat, which is said to be unseaworthy, not having been built for sails, was struck by a squall somewhere off Saw Mill Point and capsized. Later advices state that both men were drowned.

Died. BROWN. - In Scott, August 2nd, 1876, Mrs. Lucy, wife of Amos BROWN aged 77 years.

Fatal Accident at Marathon.
    last Sunday Mr. Bird SQUIRES, and Mrs. Moreau D. BURGESS of Marathon, left home intending to attend the funeral of an aunt in Lapeer. Mrs. BURGESS resided south of Marathon and Mr. SQUIRES' residence is between her residence and the village. After leaving Mrs. BURGESS' house the flies troubled the horse's head so much that Mr. SQUIRES concluded when he arrived at his own house to put ear tips on the horse. he stopped, went to the barn, procured the tips and slipped the headset off one ear, put on the tip, replaced the headstall and slipped it off the other ear when the horse all at once became unmanageable and began to plunge and run. Mr. SQUIRES held on to him until they came in front of Squire BOUTON's house, where Mr. SQUIRES struck against a post, and the horse broke from him and ran up Front street, and turning near the Mansard Block ran against the railing on the north side of the Marathon bridge, where Mrs. BURGESS was thrown out and down the embankment some 20 feet striking on her head. Several persons who witnessed the accident ran to her assistance and Drs. REED and BRADFORD were called to attend her. She was terribly bruised and no hope of her recovery was entertained from the first. The accident happened between 11 and 12 o'clock, and she died at about 5 P.M. Mr. SQUIRES was insensible when he was picked up, but consciousness returned in a few minutes. He is badly cut about the head, and his shoulder was considerably bruised. The Marathon Independent closes the account of the sad affair as follows:
    "Mrs. BURGESS' loss will be deeply felt by the entire community in which she mingled. Born within a few rods of the spot where she met her death. The older residents of our village, many of whom had known her from childhood, knew well her many noble traits of character, and all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance had learned to appreciate her as one truly beloved. She has passed a life of usefulness among this people, and many a heart beats in sympathy with her grief-stricken family. No blame can be attached to Mr. SQUIRES, as he did all in his power to control the horse.

    Sad Casualty. It will be remembered that Mrs. Nancy TICKNOR, a widow lady residing about 3 miles east of this place, committed suicide last spring by jumping head foremost into a well. Tuesday noon her daughter, Mary TICKNOR, aged about 12 years, kindled the fire with shavings, and in turning, her dress caught in the flames, and she becoming frightened ran out of the door and continued to run until her clothing was nearly consumed, and her body horribly burned. She lingered in great agony until 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, when death put an end to her sufferings. - Whitney Pt. Rep.
18 Aug 1876

Died. THOMPSON. - In Lapeer, Aug. 5, 1876, Mrs. Patience THOMPSON, aged 77 years.

Died. SELILCK. - In Marathon, Aug. 7th, Wm. SELILCK.

Died. HEALY. - In Cincinnatus, Aug. 7th, suddenly, of asthma, Mr. O. P. HEALEY [sic], aged about 65 years.

Died. CONTERMAN. - In Cuyler, August 5, 1876, Eve, widow of the late Marcus A. CONTERMAN, and mother of Mrs. H. F. BOYCE, aged 76 years and 6 months.

Died. SWEET. - In Scott, on the 11th inst., R. D., youngest son of Charles H. and Juliet SWEET, aged 1 year, 11 months, and 16 days.

Died. EGBERTSON. - In Preble, on the 15th inst., Mrs. Deborah EGBERTSON aged 83 years.

Died. VanDENBERG. - In Tully, on the 20th inst., William VanDENBERG aged 60 years.

Died. POMEROY. - On Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 1876, Olive Mills, wife of the late James C. POMEROY, in the 59th year of her age.
    The funeral will be attended from her late residence on Saturday, the 19th inst. at 2 o'clock P.M. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

    A man by the name of Patrick CARROLL, a gravel train man on the U., I.& E. R.R., was run over and instantly killed at Park station, Thursday night, by the passenger train going west. Coroner A. H. FLOOD was notified and held an inquest on the body yesterday. From the evidence adduced before the jury, it appears he was sitting on the tracks asleep. - Elmira Advertiser
25 Aug 1876

Homer. - David TOPPING, residing near Homer, died on the 18th inst., at the advanced age of 74 years. He had been severely afflicted for a number of years with hernia, which finally terminated his life. He was a man of great industry and persevering energy.

Homer. - Fred. CARVER, son of David CARVER, was taken suddenly ill on Saturday last and died on Monday. He was 19 years of age. This sudden and sad bereavement falls crushingly upon the afflicted parents.

    Mrs. James C. POMEROY died on the evening of the 16th inst., at her residence in this village, in the 59th year of her age. She had endured, with great fortitude, a lingering illness. During the progress of the malady, she daily manifested to her loving children, and attached neighbors, great serenity of mind, and an unshaken christian faith. Her sufferings have been constantly assuaged by the tender care of a filial affection that suffered no abatement until the mother passed through death to life immortal. The noble pilgrimage of that sainted mother is a rich inheritance for the children she loved so well. They can never forget those maternal smiles, that were ever shining upon them during the years when health reigned in the household, and which continued, in sickness and in pain, through weary months until the curtain of death fell upon the scene.
    Mrs. POMEROY was the daughter of Myron L. MILLS, formerly a resident of Marcellus in the county of Onondaga. All of her married life was passed in Cortland. Here she became endeared to a large circle of friends. Her social position was on the highest plane of excellence. In all the trying vicisitudes of marital and paternal life, her sweetness of disposition never forsook her. In the shade of adversity, as well as in the sunshine of prosperity, there was a constant display of the gentle graces of the christian character. Her home was the abode of all the virtues of a well ordered household, affection, care and anxiety for her children, were prominent traits in her character. Her affections were subordinate to the constant yearnings, for the welfare of her daughter and sons. For their sakes, she was willing to endure suffering, so that their happiness was promoted. The tenderest manifestations of maternal love, were continually beaming upon them, and they, in return, clung to their mother, as the light and joy of their home. Finally silence prevailed - the last scene was near - quietly, her sainted spirit passed away "as sets the morning star, which melts away into the light of heaven."

A Terrible Accident on Cayuga Lake -
Three Persons Drowned.
    Ithaca, N.Y. Aug. 21. Yesterday morning a party of gentlemen set out from the village for an excursion upon the Lake, in the Yacht, "Rambler." There were some twenty-nine persons in the party at the time of starting, the wind was high and strong. After having proceeded down the lake some four or five miles, and seeing the threatening danger of sailing further, the excursionists concluded to put into "Goodwins," and tacking ship, a flaw struck the craft before she had got headway upon her and in an instant she capsized. Some were under the cuddy at the time, but marvelously escaped from a terrible death by scrambling out and climbing up and out upon the bottom of the vessell as she went over. Of course as is usual in such cases, every man looked after his own safety, and not until the most of them had secured a temporary place of safety upon the bottom of the craft was it known that three of their number had been lost, whose names were, James KING, Patrick GARVEY and Jacob LICK. Several smaller boats set off from the shore and rescued the remainder of the party from their perilous situations. All efforts to recover the bodies of the unfortunate three proved fruitless, while the Yacht was being righted up. The search was continued while the Yacht was being sailed home, with a portion of the excursionists, and the remainder went ashore and took the train. Great excitement prevailed throughout the village during all of yesterday. A large body of persons are busily engaged to-day in dragging for the bodies of the unfortunate men, but little hopes are entertained of their recovery, as the depth of the water where they were supposed to have sunk, is something like four hundred feet.

Died. GILES. - In Homer, on Saturday, the 12th inst., Mary I. GILES, daughter of Henry T. and Ann F. GILES, aged 23 years.

Died. McGRAW. - At Cortland, on the 16th inst., Helen Pearl, infant daughter of M. H. and M. M. McGRAW, aged one year and one month.

Died. LEWIS. - In DeRuyter, on the 16th inst., of whooping cough and dysentery combined, Ada, daughter of Delevan and Sophis LEWIS, about two years.

Died. WOODRUFF. - In Fabius, on the 5th ult., Mr. Orin WOODRUFF, aged 71 years.
    He was the father of J.J. WOODRUFF, of Homer.

Died. CARVER. - In Little York, Aug. 21st, Fredie D. [sic], only son of Frankie and D.W. CARVER, aged 11 years and six months.

Died. GARRISON - In Cortland, Aug. 21, 1876, Abner C. GARRISON, aged 76 years.

Died. GILBERT. - In this village, Aug. 24, 1876, Charles E. GILBERT, aged 33 years.

Died. LINCOLN. - In Cortland, on the 24th inst., Albert LINCOLN, in the 25th year of his age.

Died. SQUIRES - In this village, on the morning of the 17th inst., Mary Louise, infant daughter of James S. and Mary E. SQUIRES, aged one year and twenty-nine days.
    The shadow has fallen upon this household and one of its emblems has been shut out. How dark that shadow is, and how yearningly the heart seeks after its sunbeam, we can only imagine. I well remember the babe as I used to see it, when it was in full health. I remember the peculiar sweetness of its little face, so lovingly did it twine about your heart. I cannot help asking myself, has that little life gone? Is that all we are to have of little May? No! No! She is not dead. He who has said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not," has need of her; so he took her to himself, to be one of the bright jewels he has gathered together, to beautify his palace. The sweet flower lent to you for a little while to adorn your home, and which was so tenderly cherished there, has been transplanted to the heavenly garden, where it will expand into a more wonderous beauty than any earthly culture can give it. The great and good gardener has taken upon Himself the culture of your child.         W.J.K.

1 Sep 1876

Died. DALY - In Cortlandville, on the 22d inst., John DALY, aged 65 years.

Died. NEWELL - In Groton, Tomkins Co., N.Y., on the 19th inst., Mr. Horace NEWELL, in the 82d year of his age. Mr. NEWELL resided in Cortland county for many years before moving to Groton.

Died. FULLER - In the Cortland County Alms House, on the 22d inst., Mrs. Hannah FULLER, aged 79 years.

Died. HANNUM - In Homer, Aug. 31, 1876, of diptheria, Frankie B., only child of D. H. and Lois HANNUM, aged nine years and four months.

Died. PIKE - In Plymouth, August 19th, Mrs. Eliza PIKE, aged 63 years.

Died. WARDEN - In Irving, Kansas, August 21st, 1876, "Randa" WARREN, aged 20 years, youngest son of Gen. Satterlee and Mrs. Harriet WARDEN, of Darlington, Wis.
    On Monday morning a telegram was received here from James S. WARDEN, Esq., at Irving, Kansas, announcing the sad news hat his brother Randall had been drowned the day previous, while bathing in the river. Our whole village was shocked at the intelligence, a the young man was a favorite with all who knew him. The grief of his parents was overwhelming.
    The deceased had only left his home here a month previous to his sad death, on a visit to his brother at Irving, and to examine the fine milling property which his father had [built?] up and put in successful operation, intending it as a present to Randall upon the attainment of his majority, which would have occurred in a few months.
    The funeral ceremonies took place on Wednesday afternoon, at the residence of Gen. WARDEN. Nearly the whole population of Darlington was in attendance, besides friends and family from other towns, and many of Randall's classmates from Madison University. All the business houses were closed, as a token of regard for the deceased. The funeral was the largest ever held in this section, and every person in attendance was a sincere mourner.
    The services were conducted by Rev. M. ROWLEY, of this village, assisted by Rev. H. Stone RICHARDSON, of Janesville, and was very affecting and impressive. - Darlington (Wis.) Democrat.
    Mr. WARDEN was a nephew of the late Hon. Henry S. RANDALL. (Ed. Dem.)

8 Sep 1876

Died. KNIGHT- In Cortland, N.Y., Aug. 31, 1876, Susie Grace, infant daughter of Frederick G. and Fanny KNIGHT, aged one year and three months.
    We loved the bright little one dearly; we remember her fondly; but God has taken her to a higher and more blessed home.

     "Then be it as my Father wills,
   I will not weep for thee.
     Thou livest joy, thy spirit fills
   Pure sunshine thou dost see,
     The sunshine of eternal rest.
   Abide my child where thou art blest;
     I with our friends will onward fare,
   And when God wills, shall find thee there.

Died. MINEAH - In Dryden, Saturday, September 2, 1876, Charles, only son of Peter and Carrie MINEAH, in the fifth year of his age.

15 Sep 1876

Died. RADCLIFFE. - At the residence of his niece, Mrs. John H. CURRIE, in Preble, Mr. Anthony RADCLIFFE, aged 72 years and six months.
    Mr. RADCLIFFE was a native of Dumfrieshire, Scotland.

Died. CHAPIN - I McLean, Sept. 4, 1876, James CHAPIN, aged 74 years.

Died. KELLEY - In Marathon, Monday evening, Sept. 4, 1876, Nellie, oldest daughter of Wallace and S. Louesa KELLEY, aged 8 years.

Died. KINNEY - In Homer, on the evening of Sept. 6, 1876, Mrs. Charity, widow of the late Allen KINNEY, and mother of Nathan A. KINNEY, Esq., aged 87 years.

Died. MATHEWS - In Homer village, Tuesday evening, September 5, 1876, John MATHEWS, aged 74 years.

Died. WATROS - In Homer village, on the 7th inst., Mr. Nelson WATROS, aged 65 years.

Died. GOODELL - In Homer, Sept. 1, 1876, Earl GOODELL, aged 2 years. Only child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. GOODELL.

Died. DAVIS - In the County Alms House, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Eliza DAVIS, aged 73 years.

Died. MOORE - In Cincinnatus, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Maria MOORE, aged 86 years.

Died. JOHNSON - In Lapeer, Cortland County, N.Y., July 25, 1876, Mr. Harvey JOHNSON, aged 72 years.

    Freetown. - Mrs. Sally SLOCUMB, wife of Henry SLOCUMB, of Freetown Corners, died last Friday the 8th, in her 74th year. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Sunday. Elder DAVIS preached the funeral service.

22 Sep 1876

    Shocking Suicide. - A most shocking affair occurred to-day Sept 19, 1876, at the residence of Mr. Lewis GRAVES, on the New Berlin road, at a point three miles east of Norwich. It appears that Mr. GRAVES, who is a widower with four grown up children - three sons and a daughter - has been sued by a Mr. Smith GUILE, a near neighbor, for damages, by a Supreme writ served day before yesterday by Sheriff BROWN. The writ sets forth that for a term of twenty years, Mr. GRAVES has held an illicit intercourse with the wife of GUILE.
    This matter so preyed upon the mind of GRAVES that he became somewhat nervous this morning, and as supposed, at about 10 o'clock A.M., entered the bedroom adjoining his sitting room and with a razor cut his throat from ear to ear. The Times correspondent visited the homestead of Mr. GRAVES this P.M., at 3 o'clock in company with Dr. BROOKS and Deputy Sheriff SMITH and found the Coroner's Inquest in session under direction of Coroner HAND. - Norwich Cor. Binghamton Times.

    Found Dead. - On the 14th inst., an English servant girl, by the name of Elizabeth ANGUS, in the employ of J. L. WATROS, was found dead in her room. There was an empty bottle by her side labelled "laudanum." There were letters giving directions as to her burial and the disposal of her clothing. Everything gave evidence of cool, premeditated suicide.

Neighboring Counties.
    Tompkins.- Mr. A. H. TARBELL, of Lansing, who was so severely injured, a few weeks ago, by a runaway team, died from the effect of his injuries last Sunday. The funeral took place on Tuesday, from the North Lansing M.E. Church.

    Tompkins.- Dr. O. LANNING, of McLean, died suddenly of heart disease, at his home, on the morning of the 18th. The funeral took place on the 19th, from his late residence. Many will mourn his departure, - for he was an estimable and influential citizen, a kind and indulgent father, and a devoted husband.

Died. GROVER. - In Syracuse, Sept. 11, 1876, Ellen Frances, infant daughter of Frank W. and Alvina GROVER, aged 6 months and 26 days. The remains were brought to Homer for interment.

Died. WADSWORTH. - In the town of Homer, on the 6th inst., Homer Ellsworth, youngest child of Enos and Ann Eliza WADSWORTH, aged 1 year and 11 months.

Died. WEEKS. - In Homer, on the 10th inst., Maria WEEKS, wife of Alonzo WEEKS, aged 60.

Died. TOWNSEND. - In Genoa, of cholera morbus, Sept. 6, 1876, Joseph H. TOWNSEND, aged 58 years.
    Mr. TOWNSEND was formerly a resident of this town, and was a son-in-law of Samuel HOTCHKISS.

29 Sep 1876

Died. RANNEY. - In Chester, Ohio, on the 14th inst., Mr. Oliver RANNEY, aged 80 years, the brother of Mr. Thomas S. RANNEY, of Homer, N.Y.

Died. POTTER. - In Scott, Sept. 10th, 1876, Miss Emily WEST, wife of Mr. Thomas POTTER, in the 61st year of her age.

Died. VALENTINE. - In Homer, Sept. 10, 1876, Catherine J., wife of Richard S. VALENTINE, aged 27 years.

Died. COMFORT - In Truxton, Sept. ----, Mr. John COMFORT.

Died. BROWN - In Cuyler, on the 11th inst., of consumption, C. Harvey BROWN, aged [33?] years.

Died. McCARTHY - In Truxton, Sept. ----, Miss Joanna McCARTHY, in the 17th year of her age.

Died. SLOCUM - In Freetown, on the 8th inst., Mrs. Sally SLOCUM, wife of Henry SLOCUM, in the 74th year of her age.

6 Oct 1876

Died. WOOLWORTH - At Albany, on the 25th ult., Betsy Brewster, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph BREWSTER, of Onondaga Valley, and wife of Samuel B. WOOLWORTH, LL.D. of Albany.
    The remains were brought to Homer for burial.

Died. LEE - In Goshen, Indiana, on the 25th ult., Dea. M. G. LEE, aged 68 years.

Died. WARNER - In Newark, Wayne Co., N.Y., on the 8th ult., Mr. William E. WARNER, aged 63 years.

Died. BROWN - In Cuyler, Sept. 11, 1876, of consumption, C. Harvey BROWN, aged 33 years.

    Tompkins. - On the fifteenth ult., D. ANDREWS, of McLean, buried the fourth sister of Samuel WILLY, of Freeville, within two years. The youngest was over sixty-nine, and all had cancers. Perhaps no other undertaker has had the like experience.

    Madison. - Seldom is a family so heavily visited by affliction as that of E. P. JEPSON, the proprietor of Belmont mills, at Cazenovia. Mr. J. and wife and four children were prostrated with typhoid fever; the two oldest children have died, a young man of seventeen and a girl of some fourteen years. The youngest child has so far escaped the disease. Mr. JEPSON, his wife and two children are still suffering with the malady, and it was feared that Mr. J. would not recover at the date of our late advices of his condition. The sympathy of the community is deeply moved by the terrible trial through which this family is called to pass.

    Quite a sudden death occurred on Lynn St., Ithaca, last Wednesday, at 9 A.M. Mrs. Carrie A., wife of Mr. Oscar VanVALKENBURG, and daughter of Mr. N. CONKLIN, of McLean, who although for some time past in rather poor health, has been able to care for her two little children and attend to her accustomed duties, was taken Sunday morning, at 3 A.M., without any previous warning, with severe hemorrhage of the lungs, she having retired to bed in apparent usual health.
    When her condition was discovered by her husband, her clothing was saturated with blood, and the crimson tide flowing in a stream from her mouth. Dr. BISHOP was immediately summoned, who succeeded, for a time, in checking the flow, but which occurred again at intervals until the patient was exhausted and death ensued. Mrs. VanVALKENBURG was perfectly conscious that her life was ebbing away, and calmly and affectionately talked to the husband, father, mother, brothers, sisters and friends who gathered about her in anxious solicitude, of her rapidly approaching death, giving directions with regard to her little ones, and matters pertaining to her household. We understand that the children will be cared for by their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. CONKLIN. Mrs. VanVALKENBURG was 30 years old. The deceased was a very amiable, lovable woman, - beloved by all who knew her. - Ithacan.
13 Oct 1876

    Little York. - Mr. Selim NICHOLS, 27 years of age, committed suicide last Friday, by taking morphine. He was in the employ of Ezra WELLS, who resides on the old plank road near the north line of Preble, and committed the rash act during the absence of the family. He was a nephew of Mr. Thomas ELLIOTT, of this place, and resided with them a portion of last winter, taking a part in religious meetings, and had joined the M.E. Church at Preble, since going to his present employ, and bore as good a reputation as any young man in the community. Coroner WALSH held an inquest on Saturday, but no adequate cause could be assigned for the act. His remains were taken on Tuesday, to Woodstock, for interment.

Died. WEAVER - Suddenly, in Pitcher, Sept. 21, Mr. Dudley WEAVER, aged about 46 years.

27 Oct 1876

    A fatal railroad accident occurred at Earlville, last Thursday. When the 2:10 train on the Midland approached the depot, a brakeman named BROWN, attempted to "cut off" a car, and in doing so fell under the wheels. a brake-iron caught in the strap of his boot, and he was dragged a considerable distance before any person knew of his falling. When found, his head was crushed, his body much bruised, and he was killed instantly. Information of the occurrence was telegraphed to the Superintendent at Norwich, who at once sent the remains to Fulton, where Mr. BROWN resided, by special train. The deceased was thirty years of age, and leaves a mother who was dependent upon him for support.

Died. BAYS. - In Virgil, N.Y., September 13th, 1876, Mrs. Elizabeth BAYS, aged 75 years and four months.
    Sister BAYS was a native of England. She was religiously educated in the church of England. At the age of eighteen she experienced religion, and was happy in her first love. At an early day she married, moved to this country and settled in the town of Virgil, where she lived to rear her family and see them comfortably settled in life. In the month of July she was attacked with disease, which proved too severe for her advanced age to withstand. She was a great sufferer. Her strong constitution struggled hard for the mastery, but was forced to yield to the hand of death. She exhibited great thoughtfulness and prayerfulness amid her sufferings, and left a satisfactory evidence to her friends that she had gone to a future home of rest. She leaves four sons and one daughter to mourn her loss.
    Virgil, Oct. 14, 1876.

3 Nov 1876

    Freetown. - There were two deaths in town last Wednesday the 25th. The first was Mrs. Molly BAKER, aged 86 years. The funeral was held at the house on Friday. Elder STONE of McGrawville preached the funeral sermon. The other death was Mrs. Anna CORP, wife of the late John CORP of Cortland, formerly of Freetown, died at her home in Freetown, at the age of 63 years. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Saturday. Rev. Mr. ALABASTER of Cortland preached the funeral sermon. The remains were taken to Marathon for interment.

R.R. Accident Near Scranton. Heart-Wrenching Scenes - List of Killed and Wounded.
..... the accident occurred near Summit, Pa., on the D.L.& W. R.R. last Monday night... followed by the particulars of the tragedy....
[amongst those listed was]
Cornelius GAY, of Preble, N.Y.

Died. BAKER. - In Freetown, on Wednesday, the 25th ult., of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Polly PARKER [sic], one of the oldest inhabitants of the town and one of the first settlers, aged 86 years.

Died. CORP. - On Wednesday, the 25th ult., at her old residence, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. John CORP, of Cortland, formerly of Freetown.

Died. FRENCH. - In Austin, Minn., on Wednesday, the 14th ult., Henrietta, wife of Edwin FRENCH, Esq., formerly of Homer.

Died. RINDGE. - In Cortland, on the evening of the 31st ult., Fred W., son of C. T. and S .J. RINKGE,[sic] aged 22 years and one month.

Died. ANDREWS. - In Homer, on Monday, the 23d ult., William ANDREWS, Esq. aged 82 years..

Died. HUMPHREY. - In Marathon, on the 20th ult., Mrs. Clarisa HUMPHREY, aged 68 years.

Died. SELOVER. - In Homer, on Saturday, the 21st ult., John SELOVER, aged about 50 years.

Died. FISH. - In Cincinnatus, on the 25th ult., Mr. Isaac FISH, aged 72 years.

10 Nov 1876

Died. HITCHCOCK. - In Homer, on Monday, Oct.30, 1876, of Gastric Fever, Nellie V., eldest daughter of Dwight M. and Frances A. HITCHCOCK, aged 10 years and 9 months.

Died. POLLARD. - In Marathon, Nov. 5, 1876, Satie E. POLLARD, aged 25 years.

Died. MAYNARD. - In Lapeer, Nov. 6, 1876, Dr. A. B. MAYNARD, aged 53 years.

Died. CARD. - In Cortland, N.Y., Nov. 8th, 1876, of typhoid pneumonia, Stephen W. CARD, aged 61 years.

17 Nov 1876

    Sad Accident at Peruville. On Thursday night of last week, Miss Almira MORGAN, living a mile and a half west of Peruville, attended the Republican meeting at that place. After the meeting she started to walk home, but suddenly complained to her companion that they were walking too fast. She was shortly after taken into a buggy by Dennis GRAY, (passing,) but by the time they reached her home she was dead. A post mortem examination was held on Saturday, at which were present Drs. E. R. WEAVER, J. S. GIBBS, of Groton, and SIMMONDS and BEACH, of Etna. The examination revealed the fact that a large blood vessel leading to the heart had ruptured. - Groton Journal, Nov. 10.

Died. OWEN. - In Homer, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Sarah GROVER, aged [56?] years.

Died. FISK. - In Taylor, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Eliza FISK, wife of Solomon FISK, aged 47 years.

Died. WENTWORTH. - In Taylor, Nov. 3d, 1876, Mr. Thomas WENTWORTH, aged 71 years.

Died. FISH - In Cincinnatus, Oct. 25th, Mr. Isaac FISH, aged 72 years.

Died. WITHEY. - In East Freetown, Louis E., oldest son of Eber N. and Mary L. WITHEY, aged 24 years.

  Ambition crowned that youthful brow
     With laurels pure and fair;
  When death's cold hand had sealed the lips
     And closed his eyes in prayer.

24 Nov 1876

Died. GOODYEAR - In Cortland, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Polly GOODYEAR, widow of Miles GOODYEAR M.D., aged 83 years.

Died. JOHNSON - At the county poor house, on the 19th inst., William JOHNSON, formerly of Harford, aged 65 years.

Died. GRAHAM - In Cortland, on the 1st inst., Ira GRAHAM, aged 77 years.

Died. DUNN - At the house of his father in this village on the 19th inst., of consumption, Mr. Duane B. DUNN, aged 31 years.

    Homer. - Death has again invaded the family circle, and taken away one of its cherished members. George NORTON died on the 16th inst., of dropsy of the heart. He was 25 years old; much respected while living, and deeply lamented, now that he is dead. His funeral was largely attended. Services were conducted by Rev. W. A. ROBINSON.

1 Dec 1876

Obituary of Mrs. Dr. M. GOODYEAR.
    On Friday Nov. 17th 1876, at 7 o'clock A.M., the spirit of Mrs. Dr. Miles GOODYEAR left its earthly home, as we humbly trust. Born July, 30th 1793 in Hamden Connecticut, the same year and town in which her late husband was born. She also inherited the same Patronym, GOODYEAR. Polly was united in marriage to Miles GOODYEAR, Jan. 29th, 1817, and immediately repaired with him to their future home in Cortland, Cortland Co., N.Y., then in town of Homer. This was a tedious journey, the cold being severe, and the open wagon, without springs or buffalo robes for comfort was heavily laden with a box of linen the young bride's dowry, spun with her own hands, and a whole week was consumed in the journey.
    There a warm welcome awaited her. A lot had been purchased of R. RANDALL shortly before or soon after the marriage, and in a house which had formerly been a school house, with one room and perhaps a bedroom, they commenced housekeeping, a small addition was afterwards made. This they occupied with the exception of one year spent in Danby, Tompkins Co., until they moved into the house now left vacant by the death of the last occupant. Here their golden wedding was celebrated in 1867, which many of our citizens will remember as a joyful occasion to the aged couple whose useful lives had been spent in their midst. Soon after coming here, Mrs. GOODYEAR united with the Congregational church at Homer, renewing her relations to the Presbyterian church of this village in 1820. Her piety was of a most unobtrusive kind, her industry, perseverance, gentleness, endurance, and cheerfulness were remarkable. She was ready to receive favors and as ready to return them. She was full of resource in emergencies. Difficulties did not appall her. She always found something for her willing hands to do, and had faith in God as to the result. Excepting a brief period at a Ladies' School in New Haven her opportunities of education were meagre. Trained in the economics of the household, in needlework &c, she found great delight in them, and it was a favorite saying of hers, "that she did not see what women wanted more rights for, for her part she had more than she could attend to, well." Yet she was no ascetic. Although strict in her notions and practices, she was charitable toward others.
    Constant reading and association with the good had made her refined and intelligent beyond what would have naturally been expected from her opportunities and with her natural faculties unimpaired, she has presented a laudable old age, until a few weeks since. Cheerfully she descended the dark valley. And thus has passed away one who was "a succorer of many ."

Died. FREEMAN. - In Homer, on Sunday, Nov. 19th, 1876, Edward Brown, only son of James H. and Matilda FREEMAN, aged 14 months.

Died. MINER. - At the residence of his son-in-law, Jason TAYLOR, of Chandler's Corners, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1876, Mr. Frederick MINER, aged [58?] years.

Died. TAYLOR. - In Pitcher, Nov. 18, 1876, Mr. Addison TAYLOR, aged 48 years.

Died. - In Cortland village, Nov. [25?], 1876, of disease of the heart, [-illery?] Cummings, widow of the late Clark M. JOHNSON, in the 78th year of her age.

Died. MARSH. - In Harford, on the 17th inst., Harriet, wife of Seymour MARSH, aged 36 years.

Died. VALENTINE. - At the Almshouse in Cortland, on the 26th inst., Anna VALENTINE, aged 5 mos.

Died. EASTMAN. - In Truxton, on the 21st inst., Mr. Daniel EASTMAN, an old and much respected citizen.

Died. THOMPSON. - In Truxton, on the 21st inst., of dropsy, Mrs. THOMPSON, wife of [Wayne?] THOMPSON, in the 35 year of her age.

Died. EASTMAN. - At his residence in Homer, on the 21st inst., Mr. William EASTMAN, aged 84 years.
    He had for many years been a devoted Christian and a member of the Baptist church in McGrawville.

8 Dec 1876

    Small Pox in Pitcher. The Norwich correspondent of the Binghamton Times says: Some little alarm exists in the town of Pitcher, Chenango county, owing to the advent among its people of small-pox. Mr. Addison TAYLOR, who died last week was taken ill after returning from the Centennial, the character of his disease undecided upon until after his death and burial, when another similar case came up, pronounced to be that disease. Mr. TAYLOR, being a well known citizen, the funeral services were attended by the majority of the people in the neighborhood, thus being more or less exposed to the disease. This has created considerable alarm. There is some talk of stopping communication with the locality, and residents of Pitcher have conferred with our postmaster with a view to discontinue mails from that town temporarily.

    We understand that there are four or five cases of small pox in Pitcher, nearly all members of the family of the late Addison TAYLOR. The citizens are taking every precaution against the spread of the disease, and it is confidently believed that its further progress has been arrested. The residence of Mrs. TAYLOR has been converted into a pest house and every person who is taken down with the disease is at once taken there. [Ed. Dem.]

    Death the great destroyer of mankind, has again entered this pleasant valley. It has taken from our midst a beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Walter THOMPSON, who died of dropsy Nov. 22, aged 35 years. For many months she was a great sufferer, but the strong and resolute will at last yielded and she has now entered into that rest which remains for the people of God. She was an earnest worker and member of the M.E. Church of Cuyler, N.Y., and was a teacher of an interesting class in the Sabbath School. Many a heart is sad, and many a home seems lonely now that Sarah has gone. But let us feel that of a truth, our loss is her gain.        H.R.L.

Died. PARKER - In West Acton, Mass., Ithamar PARKER, aged 78 years. a native of Vermont, and also a former resident of Freetown, N.Y.

Died. DOUGLASS - In Binghamton, on the 5th inst., Willie, youngest son of Mr. Wm. O. and Mrs. A. DOUGLASS, aged 2 years and 6 months.

  Too pure for earth, he was called on High,
  To adore God's [-------?] in the sky.

Died. AUSTIN - In Cortland, on the 2d inst., of typhoid pneumonia, Mr. Alvah AUSTIN.

15 Dec 1876

Sudden Death.
    Mr. Daniel R. RHOADESE,[sic] living about one mile north of Dresserville in the town of Sempronius, met with a sudden and unexpected death Friday morning December 1. He rose in usual health, and was preparing for breakfast as he stepped to the outside door, fell to the floor dead, never once breathing from the time assistance reached him. He was 84 years old in October last, and at the time of his death believed to be the oldest male citizen in the town. He was born in the eastern part of the State near the Hudson river, and came into the town when eight years of age, where he has been a continuous resident for seventy-six years. He was a man much respected by his neighbors, and in earlier life, for many years held the office of Justice of the Peace. Of his family, four daughters survive him one of whom is Mr. D. K. ROWE, of this village. - Moravia Register.

Died. STONE. - In Virgil, Dec. 7, 1876, Mary A. STONE, wife of Lewis STONE, aged 30 years.

Died. TAYLOR - In Cuyler, December 2d, 1876, of consumption, Amy, wife of Arthur L. TAYLOR.

Died. POPPLE - In Cincinnatus, on the 6th inst., Mr. Edwin A. POPPLE, aged 33 years.

Died. CROWELL - In Cortland, on the 28th ult., Andalucia CROWELL, wife of Z. P. CROWELL, aged 48 year.

Died. LEROY. - In Willett, Thursday, Nov 30th, 1876, Mrs. Silas LEROW.

Died. GARDNER - In Freetown, Friday, Dec. 8th, 1876, Mr. Stephen GARDNER, aged 65 years.

Died. AMOS - In Marathon, December 11th, 1876, Aramintha J. AMOS, aged 15 years.

    A very serious and sad accident occurred on the morning of the 12th inst., at the residence of Elijah PINDAR, some three miles up the plank road. A privy had been partially tipped over, and which Mr. PINDAR was endeavoring to right up again. His little grand daughter Ada JOHNSON, aged four years, had gone out on permission of her grandmother, and approached the building, when from some cause, of which we are not informed, the privy tipped suddenly over. A single scream was heard, when, horrible to perceive, it had fallen upon the child instantly crushing her life out.

    Widow POWERS, aged 82 years, died on the 11th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Riley WOOD. Her home was in McGrawville, where she had lived for a long series of years. She connected herself with the Baptist Church some 40 years ago, and of which she continued a consistent member. Thus, though not expected, has closed the earthly life of this aged pilgrim.

    Zelo WILLIAMS, aged 70 years, died suddenly on the 12th inst. He had been out and made the purchase of a sack of flour, and had called at Mr. W.T. HICOK's to accept the gift of a hat. Soon after he reached his home and while seated in his accustomed chair, he said to his wife, "I am going" and immediately expired.

    Fatal Accident. - A lad about fifteen years of age, by the name of Mills Delos WATERS, was killed on the Northern Central Parkway on Saturday evening, near the State Line. He, with another young man b y the name of Herbert WOOD, about seventeen years of age, both living at Cuyler, Cortland county, started two weeks ago to go to Florida. They got as far as Petersburgh, Va., and turned back to come home. They had some money, but not enough for their fare, and were catching on trains to help themselves along. At the State Line they were getting on the forward bumper of the baggage car, next to the tender of the engine, as the train started. WOOD got on safely and WATERS was catching on, when in some manner, he was dragged beneath the wheels and so seriously injured that he lived only until three o'clock yesterday morning. His body was very badly cut up, his thighs and ankles broken and the elbow of the right arm. His head and face were uninjured. The train was stopped, the body put upon it and brought to this city, arriving here about midnight and taken to the old jail. Coroner NEWMAN was notified and he summoned the following named to act as a jury: A. B. DEWITT, Foreman; John H. MORGAN, James A. ADAMS, H. J. COLE, Rufus PLATT, and F. E. McGLOUGHIN. - Elmira Gazette Dec. 7

22 Dec 1876

    Freetown. - There were two deaths in town last week, two on Wednesday and one on Thursday.
    Elmer NORTHRUP, son of Charles NORTHRUP, died Wednesday the 13th, aged 10 years. Mr. Willard WARREN died the same day, of typhoid pneumonia.
    Miss Julia TARBLE, daughter of Lorenzo TARBLE, died last Thursday, aged 18 years.

    Madison. - Mr. SAVAGE, of the firm of Savage & hare, merchants, of Georgetown, Madison Co., committed suicide on Friday morning of last week, by shooting himself with an army carbine, while in his store. His son-in-law, Mr. WHITMAN, upon entering the store after breakfast, smelled powder, and upon searching, found the dead body of the unfortunate man behind the counter. He had been gloomy and desponding for some time, and after his death a note addressed to his wife, written that morning, was found in a bureau drawer in his room, in which he stated his purpose. He was much respected in the community where he resided, and his shocking death causes universal sorrow...Cazenovia's dog tax is $299... Andrew BROWER, of Cook's Corners, was instantly killed at about 10 o'clock yesterday (Wednesday) morning while engaged in blasting in a stone quarry. He was 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children...

    Chenango. - Benjamin MORSE, an old and well known resident of Norwich, was found dead in his bed, at the residence of his son, Henry L. MORSE, on Sunday morning last...

Died. JOHNSON - At the County Poor House, on the 19th inst., William JOHNSON, formerly of Homer. The age of the deceased was not known, but was supposed to be nearly 100.

29 Dec 1876

Died. MACK - In Truxton, on the 10th inst., Mr. John MACK, aged 62 years.

Died. STAFFORD - In Virgil, on the 25th ult., Josiah STAFFORD, aged 61 years.

Died. BOSWORTH - In Truxton, on the 18th inst., Huldah A. BOSWORTH, aged 55 years.

Died. KELLOGG - In Cincinnatus, on the 25th inst., Caroline KELLOGG, wife of Wilber KELLOGG, aged 61 years.

Died. OWEN - In Venice, N.Y., on Friday, Dec. 15th, 1876, Burnett C., son of D. D. OWEN, of Homer, aged 8 years.

Died. MAYBURY - At Blodgett Mills, N.Y., Birdie, infant daughter of F. I. and M. K. MAYBURY, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, born Jan. 1st, 1876, died Dec. 26th, 1876. [sic]

    PUTNAM - In Cortland, Dec. 28th, 1876, John Cleveland PUTNAM, aged 21 years.
    We are seldom called upon to mourn the loss of one who gave such abundant promise of a life of usefulness and honor as did the deceased. No young man in this community, of his age, was more widely known, more widely respected or better loved by those who knew him. His death produces profound sorrow and regret among all classes, and sheds a deep gloom over the entire community.
    He had nearly completed his legal studies, and was about entering upon a career that gave promise of brilliant success at the bar, and great honor and usefulness in his chosen profession.
    He was conspicuous for his ability, integrity, patriotism, generosity and gentlemanly deportment on all occasions. He took a deep interest in public affairs, and in the prosperity and advancement of every righteous cause and benevolent object. No one in need of a friend, ever sought in vain for one in him. No unbecoming word or act ever sullied the purity of his character or the brightness of his example. Society and his stricken family and friends have experienced an irreparable loss in his untimely death. There are few that might not, apparently, have been better spared, than he.
                   "We grieve,
         "And see no reason why the vicious,
         "Virtuous, valiant and unworthy men
         " Should die alike."

Transcribed by Merton Sarvay
May, 2006
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