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Campbell, Michael

Rome Sentinel
September 21, 1940

Michael Campbell, a resident of Rome for the past two years, died at a hospital here last night. He was born in Ireland in 1865 and came to this country when 20 years of age. He settled in Pennsylvania and later resided in Oriskany Falls and Camden.

He had been employed as waiter in restaurants and hotels for a number of years. He was a member of the Townsend Club of Rome. His widow, the former Fannie Pritchard, formerly of Utica, survives.


Capron, Eli Bronson

Rome Sentinel
April 27, 1908

Lowell - The death of Eli B. Capron, a well known and highly respected resident of this village, occurred at his home, one and one-half miles southwest of this place, at 4 am Sunday, aged 69 years. The cause of death was grip and heart trouble, he having suffered from the latter the past two years. Mr. Capron was born near Boonville and had always lived in Oneida county. At one time, with his sons, Frank and Edgar, he conducted the Willett House livery in Rome. He had lived on the place where he died for the past seventeen years. Mr. Capron was a man of geniel disposition and kindly nature and had many friends who will regret his death. Besides his wife he leaves four sons and two daughters, Frank of Albany, Edgar, Melvin and Daniel and Mrs. A. G. Gypson of Lowell, and Mrs. Lincoln Wood of Ava, also one sister, Mrs. Levi Gray of Dowagiac, Mich. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, interment in Lowell Cemetery.


Capron, Hattie Brinkerhoff

Rome Sentinel
January 25, 1904

Boonville Jan. 25 - Mrs. Hattie A. Brinkerhoff, widow of James Capron, died Friday eveing at the home of her son, Benjamin A. Capron, on upper Schuyler Street. Although for years she had been in delicate health, her last illness was brief, covering a period of less than two weeks, and terminating in heart failure. Mrs. Capron was the daughter of Benjamin and Easter Brinkerhoff and was born in Boonville in April 1832. About forty years ago she became the second wife of James Capron, who died in March 1899. During the past three years she had been the very congenial companion of her niece, Mrs. Loraine Carrington of this village, at whose home she was taken ill. Having a premonition that it was her last illness she desired to be conveyed to the home of her son, where two days later she passed peacefuly away. She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church and in all her varied relations of life she was true, stedafast and conscientious. Possessed of a peculiarly happy disposition, of warm heart, and wide sympathies, she won and kept many friends outside the family circle. She leaves, besides the son above mentioned, another son, Ambrose C. Capron, of this village and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 pm today from the residence of her son. B. A. Capron, Rev. F. B. Severance officiating.


Capron, James H.

Rome Sentinel
March 7, 1899

At his home on Summit Street in Boonville, Saturday, occurred the death of James H. Capron, one of the prominent and most highly respected citizens of that place. Mr. Capron was born on the old homestead in Ava, July, 1827. He had always been a resident of Ava and Boonville except in the years 1867 and 1868 when he was in Minnesota. In 1852 he married Louisa Cagwin of Verona, who died five years later, leaving one son, Henry, who died about ten years ago. In 1864 he married Hattie A. Brinckerhoff, who survives him, together with two sons, Benjamin A. and Ambrose C., both residents of Boonville. Besides his immediate family Mr. Capron is survived by four brothers and one sister: Charles and Smith of Boonville, Merritt of Leyden, Albert of Constableville and Mrs. Wayne Collins of Malone. Mr. Capron was always a hard working man, being a large owner of farm lands, besides being identified with many other projects for his material advancement. By his frugality and industry he had accumulated considerable property and during the later years of his life he had ceased to labor so steadily and was enjoying the fruits of his earlier years. Mr. Capron for many years had been a constant member of the Methodist church. In politics he was a Republican. He represented Ava in the board of supervisors and had been president and trustee of the village of Boonville and for years a member of the high school board. Mrs. Capron is quite ill from an attack of the grip, not being able to be about, and much solicitude is felt as to the effect the shock of her husband's death will have upon her.


Capron, John

Rome Sentinel
August 29, 1904

The death of John Capron, aged 69 years, occurred at North Western on Saturday at 12:30 from dropsy. The funeral was held today from the Baptist chapel here, Rev. A. W. Cady officiating. Interment was made at West Leyden. He is survived by two brothers, George and Clark Capron of Boonville. Mr. Capron was widely known throughout this section of the country. He had followed farming until recently when he retired from active life. He was a very stout man, weighing nearly 400 pounds.


Capron, Mary L.

Roman Citizen
September 17, 1873

Lee Center - Several weeks ago Deloss Capron's wife became insane and being unmanageable was sent to the Insane Asylum at Utica. She died Friday, the 12th.


Capron, Philo H.

Rome Sentinel
November 19, 1886

Lee Center - Philo H. Capron died at his home in this village yesterday of dropsy.


Carpenter, Mary

Roman Citizen
June 15, 1900

McConnellsville - Mrs. Mary Carpenter, who was one of the oldest residents of Oneida county, died Tuesday in the 92nd year of her age. Paralysis was the cause of her death. Mrs. Carpenter was born in the town of Lee April 24, 1809, and for 56 years had been a resident of the town of Vienna. She was married Juy 4, 1825 and was the mother of three children, two of whom were soldiers in the civil war and were killed. One daughter, Mrs. George Palms of this place survives her. She also leaves three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral will take place at ten o'clock this morning, Rev. A. Warren, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. George Palms, the son-in-law, E. L. Lanphere, a nephew, E. E. Palms, a grandson, and F. R. Keuough, a grand nephew, will act as bearers. The remains will be interred in McConnellsville.


Casbacker, Bertrand G.

Rome Sentienl
January 11, 1949

A funeral service for Bertrand G. Casbaker, who died Friday, was held at 2 pm yesterday at the home of this parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Casbaker, 105 Expense Street. The Rev. Dr. A. C. Goddard, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiated.

Interment was in Westmoreland Union Cemetery.


Casbaker, John B.

Rome Sentinel
December 14, 1953

John B. Casbaker, 78, died yesterday at his home, 105 Expense Street. He had been in poor health for several years.

Born October 9, 1875, in West Leyden, he was the son of John A. and Caroline Boni Casbaker.

On August 21, 1898, at Lee Center, he married the former Nellie M. Pritchard. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Cooke.

Mr. Casbaker learned the blacksmith trade in the shop of the late Henry Wickman, Ava, and later opened a shop of his own at Point Rock, which he operated for many years.

In 1916, the couple moved to Rome, where they had since lived. Mr. Casbaker was a builder and carpenter here.

He attended the Point Rock Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank McElroy, Wyandott, Michigan, four grandchldren, eight great-grandchildren, one brother, Joseph Casbaker, Angola, one sister, Mrs. Emma Wood, Rome, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nellie Casbaker, Boonville, and several neices and nephews.


Casbaker, Nellie Pritchard

Rome Sentinel
September 14, 1959

Mrs. Nellie Casbaker, 76, of 105 Expense Street, died at her home yesterday after a long illness. She was the widow of John B. Casbaker.

She was born at Lee Center April 17, 1883, daughter of Enoch and Mary Streun Pritchard. She was educated in Point Rock where she spent her younger life.

She was married to John B. Casbaker August 21, 1898 at Lee Center. They settled at Point Rock where Mr. Casbaker owned and conducted a blacksmithing business for many years. He died December 13, 1953.

In 1916 the family moved to Rome. Mrs. Casbaker attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Rome.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank McElroy, Wyandott, Michigan, four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a brother, Richard Pritchard, Lee Center, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wood, Mrs. Lydia Smith, both of Point Rock, and Mrs. Bertha Greindl of Rome. A daughter, Mrs. Elsie Minnaugh died in 1949 and a son, Bertram in 1945.

The funeral will be Wednesday from her home. Burial will be in Point Rock Cemetery.


Castle, Alma Holmes

Rome Sentinel
Setpember 22, 1923

Mrs. Alma E. Holmes Castle, widow of John J. Castle of Lee Center, passed peacefully away at the home of her son, C. H. Castle, 724 N. Washington Street, at 9:25 this morning.

Mrs. Castle was born in Lee Center on December 18, 1839. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Holsey B. Holmes. In 1867 she married John J. Castle who died on March 7, 1912.

She was a member of the former Universalist Church of Lee Center and of the Relief Corps of the Lee Center GAR and was very active in the work of both.

For the past eight years she had spent the winter months with her son but until this summer had always returned to Lee Center for the summer months. She had a legion of friends in Lee Center and Rome who will deeply mourn her passing.

Besides the son, C. H. Castle, with whom she made her home, there are several grandchildren.


Castle, Charles H.

Rome Sentinel
July 12, 1934

Lee Center - Charles H. Castle, 76, passed away at a Utica hospital late Wednesday after a lingering illness of heart trouble.

He was born in town of Ava October 2, 1857, son of Thomas and Susan Castle. On January 3, 1900, he was married to Rose Bingham by the late Father Murphy. He had resided in the town of Lee all his life except 9 years when he lived in Rome. He was a farmer by occupation and had been retired for some years. He was a member of St. Peter's Church at Rome.

Besides his widow he leaves two brothers, Thomas of Bartlett and James H. of Ava.

Funeral services will be held Saturday.


Castle, Delia Olcott

Rome Sentinel
August 1, 1914

Mrs. Delia Castle, aged 76 years, died at the Rome Hospital at 10:30 this forenoon as the result of a shock which she suffered some time ago. She had been at the hosptial since July 27. Her maiden name was Delia Olcott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Olcott of Lee. Most of her life had been spent in the town of Lee and in this city. She resided for some time in Canastota.

While a resident of Lee she was married to Henry Castle of Lee. Mr. Castle died about 18 years ago. She is survived by one son, Truman Castle of Baldwinsville, two granddaughters, Miss Mina Butler of Utica and Miss Kittie Butler of Saratoga. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. M. H. Lyman of Point Rock, Mrs. Adney Jacobs of Vernon, Mrs. J. F. Byam and Mrs. Andrew Wilson of Rome and two brothers, George E. Olcott of Point Rock and Chester Olcott of Rome.


Castle, James H.

Rome Sentinel
December 11, 1939

James H. Castle, formerly of Ava, died yesterday in a Utica hospital.

He was born in Ava June 23, 1869, son of the late Thomas and Susan O'Donnell Castle. he was the last of a family of ten, his brother, Thomas Castle, dying at Bartlett last week.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Clyde.

The body has been brought to Rome for funeral services and burial.


Castle, John J.

Rome Sentinel
March 7, 1912

Lee Center - John J. Castle, one of the best known and most esteemed residents of this town, was found dead at his home between 11:30 and 12 o'clock today. About a week ago he complained of not feeling well but he had not been confined to his bed. He was about the house today, as usual, and was as well as he had been for a week. About 10 o'clock his wife went to the home of a neighbor, returning to her home about 11:45 she found Mr. Castle dead on the floor of the sitting room. He was lying on his face and probably fell dead with heart disease. Mr. Castle would have been 76 years old the 5th of next April. He was born in the town of Lee and always lived here. In 1861 he enlisted in Company H of the Third NY Light Artillery and served in the Civil War for three years. For many years he followed farming and also dealt in agricultural implements, but for the past ten years he had lived a retired life. In politics he was a Democrat and always took a deep interest in the welfare oaf his party. He had served several terms as deputy sheriff. He was a member of Starr Post GAR, and was commander of the post at the time of his death. He also was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F & AM. Mr. Castle was one of the most genial and companionable of men, and always had a word of welcome for his friends. He had a very wide circle of acquaintances who will be pained to learn of his sudden and unexpected death. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Clyde H. Castle of Rome.


Castle, Lida Higby

Rome Sentinel
May 23, 1959

Mrs. Lida D. Castle, 421 N. Washington St., died this morning at her home. She had been ill for the past seven years.

She was born October 14, 1878, in Point Rock, daughter of Nicholas W. and Chloe Wilson Higby. On November 17, 1894, in Lee Center, she was married to Clyde H. Castle. Mr. Castle died in 1954.

Mrs. Castle came to Rome about 50 years ago, having lived previously in Point Rock and Lee Center where she had attended schools.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church, its WSCS and the Foot Philathea Class. She also was a member of the Henry P. Smith Post, American Legion.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Leroy Ragan, Syracuse, Mrs. Faye Meade, Fayetteville, Ark., Mrs. Seymour B. Covey, Rome, and Mrs. William Simmons, Blossvale, two sons, Kenneth J., Oneida and Leland W. Castle, Rome, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one nephew, Leo Butler, Sylvan Beach.


Castle, Mary E.

Mrs. Mary E. Castle 76, of Lee Center - Stokes Road, former Rome resident, died yesterday in a Rome Hospital. She was born April 20, 1867 in New Berne, N.C., the daughter of George and Mary Smith Olcott, and 55 years ago she was married to Ambrose Castle who died ten years ago. Mrs. Castle lived in Rome for 25 years but four years ago she went to live with her sister, Mrs. William Burke, Lee Center - Stokes Road. She was of Methodist faith. In addition to her sister who survives there is a nephew, Robert Burke, Middletown, Pa.


Castle, Rose Bingham

Rome Sentinel
April 17, 1957

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Castle, 82, formerly of Lee Center, who died Sunday evening in a Utica hospital, will be held tonight at the Griffin and Aldridge Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Castle was born in the town of Lee, daughter of James and Jane Bingham, in 1875. Her husband, Charles Castle, died some 20 years ago. While a resident of Lee Center, Mrs. Castle was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.

In poor health for three years, she is survived by several cousins.


Castle, Susanna

Roman Citizen
June 17, 1898

Point Rock - Mrs. Thomas Castle died from an operation for strangulated hernia on Wednesday about 7 o'clock. The operation was performed that day and the patient was apparently doing well. Two of the physicans who resided in Rome returned home, leaving Dr. Reams of Lee Center in attendance. He was in another room and the nurse called him, but before he could do anything Mrs. Castle was dead. She was one of the best of neighbors and a loving wife and mother. Thomas, James, Charles, John and Ambrose, sons, survive her, also Mrs. Conners, Mrs. John Wallace and Mrs. Hurlbut, daughters, and Mr. Castle, who is prostrated by the blow, it came so sudden. The community was shocked to hear of her death, as she was as well as usual only Monday.


Castle, Thomas

Rome Sentinel
August 10, 1904

Point Rock - Our community was greatly shocked by hearing of the sudden death of Thomas Castle, formerly an old and respected citizen of this place, but for the past six years a resident of Lee. Mr. Castle was apparently in the best of health, partook of a hearty supper and expired soon after, while the memers of the family were gone for a brief time to a garden a short distance from the house. Mr. Castle was born in Canterbury, England in 1822. In his early manhood he came to America with his parents, locating in Utica for a time. In 1850 he was married to Miss Susan O'Donnell and the family soon removed to this place and settled upon the farm where the active, useful lives of this worthy couple were spent until the breaking up of the happy home by the death of Mrs. Castle in 1898, from which time he had made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. J. B. Wallace of Stokes, and been tenderly cared for. Mrs. Castle was the father of ten children, eight of whom survive: Mrs. Mary Conners and Ambrose Castle of Rome, Thomas Castle of Bartlett, Mrs. Alice Wallace, Mrs. Sarah Hurlbut, Charles and James Castle of Stokes and John F. Castle of Lee Center. Mr. Castle was a good neighbor and a kind father and was everywhere recognized as an upright, conscientious man who had the respect and confidence of all. He never obtruded, but wherever he went always found a warm welcome. The children have the sincere sympathy of this community and the consolation that he was universally esteemed where more than forty years of his life was spent.


Champlin, Elmer J. P.

Roman Citizen
September 7, 1877

CHAMPLIN - In Lee September 2, 1877, Elmer J. P. Champlin, youngest son of J. P. & E. H. S. Champlin, age 4 yrs 6 mos 19 dys


Chandler, Azer

Roman Citizen
December 15, 1896

Azer Chandler, who died last Thursday, as mentioned in Friday's Citizen, formerly conducted a cheese factory at Lee; and, later a grocery store in this city, in the store now occupied by R. Dunning & Son. He also bought cheese on the Utica and Rome markets for New York wholesalers, and for a long time conducted a milk route in this city. In politics he was a staunch Republican, and was defeated for the office of superintendent of the poor of Oneida county by T. S. Comstock.


Chandler, Mrs. Azer

Roman Citizen
May 19, 1896

Mrs. Azer Chandler died at her home at Hatch's Corners at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 73 years. Her husband and one daughter survive.


Chappel, Charles N.

Rome Sentinel
July 29, 1901

The death of Charles N. Chappel occurred on Saturday at his home, 62 Broadway, Utica. Death was caused by a complication of diseases with which he had been confined to bed for 2 weeks. Mr. Chappel was born in Lee, Oneida County, in 1870. He received his education in the school at Lee and later in Rome Academy. Thirteen years ago he removed to Utica where he had since resided. Mr. Chappel married Miss Nellie Kelley in Utica in 1891. She died two years ago. He was a member of First ME Church, the Master Barbers Assoc., and Oneida Lodge IOOF. Besides his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Chappel, he is survived by one son, Fred, one brother, Fred, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth E. Chappel, all of Utica.


Cheek, Lena Agan

Atwood (KS) Citizen-Patriot
November 7, 1940

Lena Agan Cheek was born August 20, 1876 at Delta, New York and passed away October 22, 1940 at Murdock, Nebr. at the age of 64 years, two months and 3 days. Mrs. Cheek moved to Rawlins County, Kansas with her parents and twin brother in April 1880. For a short time they lived with Mrs. Cheek's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Jule Ufford and later in a dugout near Achilles. Mrs. Cheek went through all the privations of pioneer life and was rushed to Oberlin along with many others at the time of the last Indian raid. She attended school in Rawlins and Decatur counties and was a school teacher. Jan. 6, 1897 she was married to S. D. Cheek and they lived on a farm near Achilles until May 1912 when they moved to Weeping Water, Nebr. In 1929 they moved back to Mrs. Cheeks farm east of Achilles where Mr. Cheek passed away May 31, 1930. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. Charlotte Roblyer, of McCook, Nebr., and Leon who passed away at Weeping Water, Nebr. Feb. 13, 1914. For the past five years Mrs. Cheek has been doing house work for a lady near Murdock, Nebraska. On Sept. 26, 1940 Mrs. Cheek was rushed to a hospital in Omaha suffering from an acute attack of appendicitis and for some time was in a very critical condition. But she recovered and had returned to the home of her employer. On October 22 at 12:00 a. m. a blood clot went to her heart and she only lived 3 hours after the attach. Mrs. Cheek with her pleasant, friendly disposition has made many friends who will be sorry to learn of her passing.

Owing to her critical condition, Mrs. Cheek had not been told of the death of her half brother, Herbert Brooks of Fallbrook, Calif. September 30, 1940.

Mr. Brooks was 79 years and 8 months old and he had been in poor health for some time. He will be remembered by some of his old neighbors as another Rawlins county pioneer.

Mrs. Cheek leaves to mourn her passing her twin brother, Leo Agan, of Achilles, Kansas and her daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Robyler of McCook, Nebraska; also five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, other relatives and numberous friends.

She was laid to rest in the Weeping Water Cemetery beside her mother, Mrs. Edgar Agan.

Those attending the funeral from Achilles were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Agan, Mr. and Mrs. Vince Curley, and Mrs. Pearl Robbins.

dau of Sarah (nee Kingsbury) Brooks Agan

Submitted by Kevin Vap

Chisam, Eliza Tharatt

Roman Citizen
November 13, 1891

Taberg Notes: About three o'clock Tuesday morning Mrs. Eliza Chisam died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Fox, in the town of Lee, of Typhoid pneumonia, aged 74 yrs. Mrs. Chisam was born in England and came to this country with her parents when about three years old. Her maiden name was Tharatt and a brother living in Boonville is the last of the family here. She was the widow of the late Stephen Chisam. Five children survive: John of Oneida, Joseph of Lee, Mrs. T. Fox of Lee, Mrs. Dr. F. P. Utley of Deansville and Mrs. Zerah Hall of Pullman, Ill. Funeral services at the house of Mr. Fox at 11 AM Saturday. Interment in the Richmond Cemetery in Lee.

note: Eliza Chisam is buried in Lee Valley Cemetery

Clark, Bert Charles

Rome Sentinel
October 16, 1932

Bert Charles Clark, 47, of 603 N. Jay street, died Sunday in a local hospital where he had been confined since Thursday. Death was due to a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for several months.

Mr. Clark was born in the old village of Delta on April 26, 1885, a son of the late Charles Clark. Twenty-five years ago May 29 he was married to Miss Agatha Hohl of this city who survives with five sons, all at home, Howard, Charles, Lyle, Raymond and Clarence. In addition to his mother, Libbie Brown Clark, there also survives two brothers, Gordon and Frank Clark, both of Rome.

Mr. Clark had been employed as a wire drawer by the Spargo Wire Company and the General Cable Corporation. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and was affiliated with the St. Boniface Society of that church. He had been a resident of this city since 1900.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Clark, Eliza

Roman Citizen
September 22, 1876

Lee Center Items - The remains of Mrs. Eliza Clark, widow of the late Charles D. Clark, of Kansas, were shipped from Chicago on the 14th inst. To Lee, for interment with the following official statement of the Secretary of the Board of Health of Cook County Insane Asylum: 'The remains of Eliza Clark, aged 40 years. Date of death, Sept. 12, 1876. Cause of death, hemipligia. Place of death, Cook County Insane Asylum, Chicago.' Mrs. Clark has a sister, Mrs. Alton, living at Chicago, but providentially, she and her husband could not accompany her remains to their final resting place. She leaves one son in Kansas and numerous friends in Oneida County to mourn; but their loss is her gain. Before leaving for her Western home, many years ago, she made a profession of religion and united with the M. E. Church here, and was a consistent Christian. The casket was consigned to the care of Mr. Henry Hall and reached here Sabbath morning just at the close of Elder Stanton's sermon. The Elder made a few appropriate remarks (no sermon) on the occasion, and officiated at the grave in the burial services.


Clark, Frank D.

Rome Sentinel
July 1933

Frank Dewey Clark, 36 years old, of 312 Curtis Street, died in a hospital here late Friday afternoon from complications due to a broken back and other injuries suffered two years ago when he fell from a ladder while painting a house. Mr. Clark was removed to the hospital Friday morning. He recoved the use of his legs for a time but was stricken again a week ago.

Mr. Clark was born in the town of Lee on March 13, 1897, a son of the late Charles & Mrs. Clark. He resided here with his mother, who survives, as do his widow, the former Freda Demming, and four children, Betty, Frank jr., Mary Ruth and Jean Beverly. There is also one brother, Gordon Clark. Another brother, Bert Clark, died eight months ago.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Clemens, Sarah Ann Aucutt

Rome Sentinel
April 1, 1916

Utica - Mrs. Sarah Ann Clemens, widow of William Clemens, died on Thursday night at the Old Ladies Home after an illness of 10 days. She had been an inmate of the home since August 6, 1907. She was born in Westernville Feb. 5, 1839, her maiden name being Aucutt and she had spent the greater part of her life in that vicinity. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Cyrus DeLapp, and one grandchild, of Richland. Her remains were brought from Utica to Westernville this afternoon where interment was made.


Cleveland, Bertha A. Cook

Rome Sentinel
July 13, 1937

Mrs. Bertha A. Cleveland, 78, died last night, July 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. S. Wyman, 102 E. Locust Street, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Cleveland was the widow of Charles Cleveland, supervisor of the Fourth Ward in 1909 and 1910, who also operated grocery stores in Lowell and Lee. The couple was married 59 years ago. Mr. Cleveland died in 1923.

Mrs. Cleveland was born in Rome December 23, 1858, daughter of the late John and Aminda Snyder Cook. She was educated in the schools here and was a member of the First M. E. Church and the WCTU.

Surviving besides her daughter are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A son, John A. Cleveland died here in 1929.


Cleveland, John A.

Rome Sentinel
September 30, 1929

John A. Cleveland passed away suddenly at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home, 207 S. Levitt street. On Saturday he had worked as usual at the plant of the Rome Manufacturing Company, where he had been employed and Sunday morning was up and about the house. After dinner Mr. Cleveland lay down and later awoke complaining to his wife that he was not feeling well. Death came shortly after. Dr. H. F. Hubbard coroner was summoned and pronounced death due to heart disease.

The deceased was born in Ridge Mills on November 15, 1877, a son of Bertha Cook and the late Charles Cleveland. Most of his life had been spent in the butcher business and prior to his employment by the Rome Manufacturing Company had worked as a butcher at the Union Store and for the Marsh Market Co.

Mr. Cleveland was married three times. his first wife was Jennie Shaw of Whitesboro and after her death he married Lottie Chawgo of Chittenango. His third wife, who survives, was Flavia Derrick of this city. Mr. Cleveland was a member of the First M. E. Church.

Surviving besides his wife and mother are two children by his first wife, Mrs. David Teuscher of Oriskany, and Mrs. William Carter of Ilion, six children by this second marriage, Adelaide, Charles, Ella, Frances, Beatrice and Bertha, all at home, and a sister Mrs. Samuel Wyman, also of Rome. There are also two stepchildren, Charles and Helen Derrick.


Cogswell, Olive Sizer

Rome Sentinel
October 31, 1902

Rome - Mrs. Olive Cogswell, widow of John Cogswell, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Webster, on Quaker Hill, in the town of Western. She was born in that vicinity 78 years ago and had always lived there. Mrs. Cogswell was twice married, her second husband dying about seven years ago. Deceased was a daughter of Luther Sizer, one of the earlier settlers of the town of Western. Surviving are the following children by her first husband: Wesley Webster, Rome, Milton Webster, Colorado, George Webster, Utica; an adopted daughter Mrs. Erwin Hewitt, Rutland, Vt; one brother, Warren W. Sizer, Harbert, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. C. M. Hunt, Ava, Mrs. C. S. Beckwith, Rome. Mrs. Cogswell was a faithful member of the ME Church and a very charitable lady. She was much loved by all who knew her and her death will prove a loss in the locality where she had lived so many years. The funeral of Mrs. Olive Cogswell was held yesterday from her late residence on Quaker Hill and was very largely attended. Rev. Mr. Cottrell of Delta officiated. He paid a high tribute to the memory of deceased. The singing was by the choir from Delta. The bearers were Henry Craig, Thomas McMullen, Orgen Hartson and Rolland stearns. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


Coleman, Clayton A.

Rome Sentinel
June 7, 1967

Clayton A. Coleman, 55, of the West Leyden-Osceola Road (Swancott Mills) died yesterday in a Rome hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He had been in poor health for two months.

He was born September 21, 1911 in the town of Annsville, the son of Russell and Clara A. Riegler Coleman and married the former Hilda Genther in Rome in 1932.

Mr. Coleman had been a woodsman as a young man, and during World War II was employed by the General Cable Corp., Rome. He was last employed as a truck driver for Hugh Aikens, Rome.

Besides his wife and his mother of Rome, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn O'Connor, Rome, Mrs. Herry (Carol) Collins, North Bay, and Miss Brenda Coleman, at home, four sons, Allen, Rome, Ronald, Durhamville, Norman, North Bay, and Pfc Vernon in Japan, three sisters, Mrs.Irene Durgee, Ilion, Mrs. Ernest (Jane) Gafner, Syracuse, and Mrs.Hugh (June) Aikens, Rome, three brothers, George, Utica, and Lorin and James, both of Rome, and 16 grandchildren.


Coleman, Emerson S.

December, 1941

Ava, Dec. 12, 1941: Emerson S. Coleman 47, dies Wednesday morning at University Hospitol, Syracuse, after an illness of one day. He had been ill for some time. He was born in here, Dec. 25, 1893, a son of Frank J. and Catherine Nolan Coleman. He had been employed by Gould Paper Co. and had recently been working at Ellisburgh. Most of his life had been spent in Lee and Ava. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Fred P. Coleman Lee Center, Francis G. Coleman, Mrs. Ralph Brand, Buffalo: and Miss Vina Coleman, Texas; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Trainor funeral home West Leyden.

West Leyden Dec. 15 - Funeral services for Emerson Coleman were held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home. The Rev. James Benes, pastor of the Ava and West Leyden churches officiated. Mrs. Stuart Kime sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Will There Be Any Stars". The bearers were Charles O'Connor, William O'Connor, Glen Coleman, and Ralph Brand. Interment was made in Ava Cemetery.


Coleman, Mrs. Joshua

Roman Citizen
December 1, 1876

Lee Center Notes - Mrs. Joshua Coleman, aged 78 years, died at the residence of her son, E. J. Coleman, after several years of prostration and pain, from a bone cancer near her right breast. Some five years ago the cancer was cut out, and she seemed recovering. She visited her friends in Rensselaer county (her former home) and New York City, but after a few months absence it was discovered that a cure had not been effected. She returned home to her children and had other operations performed, but nothing could stay the ravages of the disease, and after lingering in great suffering for nearly three years, but more especially the last 12 months, she expired. But she professed an interest in Christ in her early life and has lived to a good old age to exemplify the power of religion to sustain the soul under heavy afflictions and painful trials. Rev. Mr. Crofoot of Delta preached.


Coleman, Phineas

Roman Citizen
February 15, 1876

Lee Center - Mr. Phineas Coleman, a well known individual in the towns of Lee and Ava, died yesterday, and his son George came to Mr. J. S. Newey's for a coffin.


Coleman, Russell E.

Rome Sentinel
February 21, 1959

Russell E. Coleman, 70, father of three Romans, died this morning at the home of his son, Lorin Coleman, 215 Kossuth St. He had been ill a long time.

Mr. Coleman was born in the Town of Ava, April 13, 1888, son of the late Truman and Helen Thurston Coleman. He had resided with his son for eight years.

His parents died when he was six years old and he made his home with an uncle, Dan Thurston, Swancott Mills. As a young man he worked in the mills at Swancott Mills, In 1942 he moved to Point Rock. He was employed by General Cable Corporation here for several years and for many years was a woodsman.

On November 26, 1911, he was married to Clara Riegler at Taberg.

Surviving besides his wife and son, Lorin, there are six other children: Clayton, Swancott Mills, George, Utica, James, Rome, Mrs. Ernest Gafner, Syracuse, Mrs. Hugh Aikens, Rome, and Mrs. Irene Durgee, Ilion. There are also 24 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Coleman was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church here and formerly a member of Odd Fellows Lodge.


Combs, Lucius

Roman Citizen
April 5, 1878

COMBS - In Lee, New York, March 21, 1878, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Chisam, Lucius Combs, aged 73 years and 3 months.


Condon, Nellie Evans

Rome Sentinel
June 12, 1952

Mrs. Nettie Evans Condon, 44, Rock Road, Verona, died this morning at her home where she had been in failing health for the past six months. She was the wife of John T. Condon.

She was born March 29, 1908, in the town of Annsville, daughter of Orrin and Elizabeth Sauer Evans. On August 18, 1926, she was married to Mr. Condon in St. Patrick's Church, Taberg.

Before moving to Verona seven years ago, Mrs. Condon had lived for 19 years on Upper W. Thomas Street. Before coming to Rome she lived in Point Rock.

She attended Point Rock schools and Rome Free Academy.

Mrs. Condon was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Verona, and while in Rome, of St. Peter's Church.

Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Carl W. Peek, Churchville, Mrs. Frank W. Conley, Verona, and Miss Katherine Condon, at home, a son, John E. Condon, at home, five sisters, Mrs. Nellie Evans, a twin, Lake Placid, Mrs. Hattie E. Chesbro, Rome, Mrs. Bell Mashimas, Syracuse, Mrs. Flora Vachereffe, Rome, and Mrs. Jennie Bruce, Carthage, three brothers, Floyd, Myron and Harry Evans, all of Rome.


Conover, Ida Belle Dunster

Rome, Aug. 15, (1913)

- Mrs. George Conover died at 12:20 pm Sunday at her home half way between Stokes and Lee Center in the town of Lee. Mrs. Conover’s maiden name was Ida Belle Dunster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Dunster. She was born in the town of Lee April 8, 1880 and married Mr. Conover on November 18, 1902. besides her husband she leaves her parents, three children, a daughter, Edith Belle, and twins who were born Saturday, one sister, Lena May Dunster. Mrs. Conover was a bright and cheerful woman and her whole life had been spent in the town of Lee, where she had a host of friends who deeply regretted to learn of her death. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at Lee Center at 11 am Tuesday, interment taking place in Evergreen Cemetery in Stokes.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Conover, Mabel M. Greeney

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Stokes, June 22 - Mabel M, wife of Harry N. Conover, died at her home, one mile west of this place, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon from a complication. She was born in the town of Clayton, St. Lawrence county, 18 years ago, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Greeney, now of Lee. She was married in Westernville 15 months ago and since lived here. She is survived by her husband, her parents and a daughter eight days old; also four brothers, Lewis, Frank, Claude and Thomas Greeney and four sisters, Belzey, Josephine, Edna and Goldie, also of Lee. The funeral will be held at the family residence on Friday forenoon at 11 o'clock. Interment will be made in Evergreen. Cemetery, Stokes.

Stokes June 26 - The funeral of Mrs. Mabel Greeney Conover occurred at her late residence on Friday, June 23. Rev George Dermott of Lee Center officiated and spoke with much feeling. The singing was by Miss Harriet Cook and Miss Florence Powell., with Clarence Cook at the organ. The following young men, neighbors of the deceased, acted as bearers: William Burk, Grover Selden, Ellis Tuthill and John O'Mara. The remains laid at rest in Evergreen Cemetery of this place


Converse, Florence E. Bronson

Rome Sentinel
December 4, 1967

Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Converse, 78, of 308 N. Madison St., died Sunday in Buffalo. She had been in failing health for some time.

A former school teacher in McConnellsville, she was born in Williamstown on October 15, 1889, daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Sweet Bronson. She was married to Lawrence J. Converse Sr. on April 11, 1910 in Camden. He died December 24, 1961.

Mrs. Converse attended the First Presbyterian Church and was a member of Circle 10 of that church and the Friendship Senior Citizen Club and was an honorary member of the auxiliary of the Stanwix Veterans and Men's Club.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Thelma) Simon and Mrs. Raymond (Isabelle) Walters, Rome, Mrs. Wallace (Myrtie) Stellwagen, Verona, and Mrs. Chester (Virginia) Worden Jr., West Branch, nine sons, George B., Stanwix, Lawrence J. Jr, West Branch, Theodore C., Fowler, Calif., Raymond F., New London, Jack F., Camroden, and Leonard E., Leo L., Carleton P. and Richard A. Converse, all of Rome, 56 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Two other children are deceased, Chester Converse died March 13, 1966 and Mrs. Harold (Bettie) Berndt died on March 11, 1964. Both were Romans.


Converse, Lawrence J.

Rome Sentinel
December 26, 1961

Lawrence J. Converse, 72, of 308 N. Madison Street, died Saturday afternoon, being dead on arrival at Rose Hospital. He had been in poor health a year.

Mr. Converse, who retired four years ago from Spargo Wire Co., where he had worked 49 years, was born in Taberg on January 11, 1889, son of George and Pamelia Secor Converse. In Camden on April 11, 1910, he was married to the former Florence E. Bronson, the Rev. Winifred P. Moody, then of the Camden Presbyterian Church, officiating.

She survives with five daughters, Mrs. Donald E. Simon, Mrs. Harold F. Berndt, Mrs. Raymond Walters, all of Rome, Mrs. Wallace Stellwagen, Verona, and Mrs. Chester Worden, West Branch, 10 sons, Chester L., Leonard E., Leo L., Carleton P., and Richard A., all of Rome, Lawrence J. Jr., West Branch, Theodore C., Fowler, Calif., Raymond L., New London, Jack F., Camroden, and George B., Stanwix, a sister, Mrs. Alma Mizer, Miami, Fla., and 54 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Cook, Allen P.

Rome Sentinel
Jan. 29, 1912

Allen P. Cook died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Streun, 308 Stevens Street. He had been in poor health from kidney trouble the past six years, but had been confined to bed only a week. Mr. Cook was a son of Mr. & Mrs. George Cook, and was born in Lee on April 21, 1834 and practically all his life had been spent in that town and Taberg. He lived in the latter place 20 years prior to three years ago when he came to Rome and had been at the home of his daughter the past six weeks. He had always followed the occupation of a farmer and a mason. Mr. Cook was three times married. His first wife was Caroline Perry of Lee, by whom there are two children surviving, William B. Cook and Mrs. Henrietta Palmer of this city. The second wife was Loraine Young of West Rome, by whom the following children survive: Miss Eliza Cook of Lee, Mrs. Adelbert Lower of Lee and Mrs. Frederick Streun of this city. The third wife was Sarah Lasher, whom he married 19 years ago. Mr. Cook came from a long lived family, and of six brothers, one older than himself, he was the first to pass away. The brothers surviving are James Cook of Kankakee, Ill, Milo who lives near Kansas City; Elisha of Lee, Charles of Taberg, Chauncey of Lee, and also one sister, Mrs. Henry Perry of Canajohrie. Mr. Cook was an attendant of the M.E. Church. He had an extended acquaintance in this section and a host of friends and acquaintances will deeply regret to learn of his death.


Cook, Alzina Street

Rome Sentinel
March 1894

The funeral of Alzina Cook, widow of George Cook, was held at the residence of her son, Chauncey Cook, at 1 pm yesterday. The deceased died on Thursdy at 5:30, aged 82 yrs 6 mos 22 days. She was born and always resided in the town of Lee. Her surviving children are Mrs. Henry G. Perry, of Canajoharie, James of Wilmington, Ill, Milo of Kansas, Charles and Allen of Taberg, and Chauncey and Elisha of Lee. The remains were deposited in the Lee Valley Cemetery beside those of her husband who died about 12 years ago.


Cook, Chauncey W.

Rome Sentinel
February 28, 1913

Chauncey W. Cook, a native and lifelong resident of the town of Lee, died at the Rome Infirmary early Wednesday morning as the result of a double hernia, he having been operated on a week before as the only hope of prolonging his life. Mr. Cook was born in lee 60 years ago, on June 12 last, a son of the late George and Alzina Cook, and all his life had been passed there with the exception of 18 months, when he conducted a hotel in Bloomington,Ill., and a year when he ran a hotel at Sylvan Beach. He had always followed the occupation of farmer in which he was successful. At one time he was a member of the Lee Grange and he attended the M. E. Church. He was an honest and upright man and commanded the esteem of all who knew him. The funeral will be held at the Lee Valley church at 2 pm tomorrow (Sunday). The following children survive: George of Rome, Mrs. Henry Hall of Annsville, and Mrs. Austin Johnson of Trenton, also four brothers, Charles of Taberg, James of Kankakee, Ill, Milo of Kansas and Elisha Cook of Lee, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Perry of Canajoharie. There are also two grandchildren, Earl and George Hall of Annsville.

Cook, Elisha

Rome Sentinel
December 1, 1916

Elisha H. Cook, one of the best known of the older residents of the city, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Hamilton, 739 Armstrong Ave. He had been in poor health for the past three years and had been confined to his bed for eight weeks. Mr. Cook was born in the town of Lee January 10, 1846, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. George Cook, his parents being pioneers in this section. He followed the occupation of farming and of late years he lived on his farm in Lee during the summer and made his home with his daughter here during the winter. He was twice married, his first wife being Caroline Young of West Rome, whom he married in 1867. She died in 1891. His second wife was Elsie Joyce of Pulaski who died in 1914. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. David Washburn, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. Martha Perry of Canajoharie, and two brothers, Milo Cook of Ness City, Kan., and Charles Cook of Taberg. Mr. Cook attended the First ME Church in this city. He was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. He is the fourth brother to die in the past four years.


Cook, George

Rome Sentinel

Died - In Lee, Jun 30, 1880, George Cook, aged 82 years, 6 months.


Cook, George N.

Rome Sentinel
Apr 10, 1929

George N. Cook, well known Roman and for 15 years a member of the firm of Cook & Affolter, died last evening at his home, 713 Floyd Ave. Mr. Cook's end came after an illness of two years. George Newton Cook was born at Lee 54 years ago, son of the late Chauncey and Martha Wood Cook. He came to this city when 12 years old and had since resided here. Mr. Cook married Belle E. Wetzel January 19, 1913. The deceased had been vice president of the Ideal Gas & Oil Company, retiring from this position and active business two years ago. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church and of the Rome Lodge of Elks. Surviving besides his wife are two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hall and Mrs. Curtis Johnson, both of Taberg.


Cook, Martha Campbell

Rome Sentinel
October 8, 1920

Mrs. Martha Cook, wife of the late Charles Cook of Taberg, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Worden, in Canastota, on Thursday morning. The deceased had been a life-long resident of Lee and Taberg and was a grand-daughter of Judge Frank of Herkimer. She was a prominent member of the First M. E. Church and Sunday school and sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Edward Worden of Canastota, Mrs. Ellsworth Link of Blossvale, Mrs. Scott Barlow of Syracuse, Mrs. Arthur Ranson of Oneida and Miss Ida Cook of Taberg. She also leaves six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at her late home in Taberg on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, standard time.


Cook, Martha Wood

Rome Sentinel
March 27, 1914

Mrs. Martha J. Cook died Friday at her home in the Brookfield settlement, West Lee, as the result of a ruptured blood vessel on the brain. mrs. Cook was born Oct. 5, 1855 in the town of Lee, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Wood. Her husband, Chauncey Cook, died February 26, 1913, and was buried on their 39th wedding anniversary, Mar. 2. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry B. Hall of Taberg, and Mrs. Lulu Johnson, who lives on the farm where her mother died; one son, George N. Cook of this city, one sister, Mrs. Ellen Austin, of Lee, one brother, Micah W. Wood of Canastota, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Lee Valley Church, loved and esteemed by all who knew her.


Coonradt, Phillip

Roman Citizen
August 24, 1877

Lee Center Notes - Mr. Phillip Coonradt, of the Valley, died suddenly Monday evening or Tuesday morning early, of heart disease. He retired well as usual on Monday evening, saying to his son, Henry, 'You need not get up very early, I will take care of your horses." A noise like one having the nightmare was heard in his room, and on going in he was discovered to be dying, and soon breathed his last.


Coon, Mrs. William

Roman Citizen
November 10, 1876

Lee Center Items - The widow of the late William Coon died at her late residence one day last week, of typhoid fever. She was taken ill soon after her husband died, and was a great sufferer during her illness. Her funeral was held on Fish Creek last Thursday and Rev. J. Stanton preached.


Cooper, Mrs. A. G.

Roman Citizen
October 14, 1873

Lee Center - Mrs. A. G. Cooper, who was well known and used to live here, died suddenly and was buried last Saturday at North Bay.


Corbett, D. S.

Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen
September 14, 1892

Lee Center - D. S. Corbett, after an illness of about two weeks, died on the 10th inst. at his residence leading from Lee Center toward Stokes. Mr. Corbett was born July 21, 1831. He was a private in Co. C., 117th NY Vols. He leaves a widow, Augusta Corbett, and one daughter, Mrs. George McIntosh of Delta, one sister, Mrs. Phileo of Lee, and one brother, Hiram Corbett of Syracuse. He was a member of Starr Post No. 56 G A R, of this place. His funeral was largely attended on Tuesday at the M. E. Church here. Rev. T. H. McClenthen officiated.


Cornish, Albert A.

Roman Citizen
April 4, 1891

Lee Center - On Thursday afternoon at 1 pm in Oneida occurred the death of Albert A. Cornish of pneumonia at the age of about 52 years. He had been ill about two weeks. Deceased was born in this place and for a number of years he was engaged in the grocery business here, where he has many near and dear friends who sincerely regret his death. About five years ago he went to Cazenovia, where he engaged in the bakery business. About two years ago he went to Oneida, where he became interested in the Fitch Electric Battery Company, of which his son Byron is now secretary.

Funeral services will be held at Oneida tomorrow at 9 o'clock am, after which they will be brought to Lee Corners Cemetery for interment. Deceased leaves besides his wife, one son, Byron A. Cornish. Mr. Cornish was engaged in building telephone lines for several years before he left this town. He built at his own expense the first long distance telephone line in this state in 1881, running from Lee Center to Rome.


Cornish, Charlotte

Roman Citizen
March 14, 1884

Mrs. Charlotte Cornish, March 7, 1884, Taberg, New York, aged 88 years. The funeral was largely attended from the M.E. Church and the remains were taken to Lee Center Cemetery for interment.

In Memoriam - Mrs. Charlotte W. Cornish, widow of the late Josiah Cornish, who preceded her by about twenty years, died at the residence of her son-in-law, C. B. Utley, in Taberg, New York, March 7, 1884, aged 88 years. She was the last of her father's long-lived family. A sister of hers saw 93 years and a brother 95. She was born in Duxbury, Mass., December 10, 1795. At twenty she was married to Mr. Cornish, and with him settled in Plymouth, Mass., where they resided twenty years, and where her family of three sons and three daughters were born. About 1835 the family came to Lee, New York, from whence the children, in time, married. Later the parents removed to Taberg.


Cornish, Eva

Rome Sentinel
November 10, 1955

Miss Eva Cornish, 93, a Rome resident for 31 years, died yesterday in a Rome hospital. She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Daughter of Nathan and Charlotte Hitchcock Cornish, she was born in Lee on July 25, 1862, and had lived in Rome for about 62 years. She was of the Methodist faith.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Martin J. Nunn Funeral Home wit the Rev. George Dando, pastor of the Calvary Methodist Church officiating.


Cornish, Frank D.

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Clinton, Feb 11 - Frank D. Cornish, native of Delta and resident of this section the greater part of his life, died this morning in a Utica hospital. He had been in failing health for three years and confined to the hospital for a week. He was born at Delta, May 13, 1869, a son of the late Seth and Eliza Hinkley Cornish. He was educated in Delta Schools. For ten years he operated a farm on Deansboro Road which he sold 26 years ago. Later he was employed for seven years by the Standard Oil Company in Syracuse. For the past 19 years he had lived in Clinton. On April 29, 1891, he married Edna Coleman, who survives as do two grandchildren, Mrs. Norman Nichols, Rensslaer, and Seth Cornish, Naval Training Station, Memphis Tenn. Also two great granddaughters and two nephews.


Cornish, George

Roman Citizen
February 23, 1872

Lee Center - Yesterday Mr. George Cornish was buried. He lived in the Fish Creek neighborhood, was an old man, in feeble health for years. Walter M. Cross lost his wife a short time since. She was a daughter of Mr. Cornish.


Cornish, Harry D.

Rome Sentinel
April 2, 1931

Clinton, April 2, 1931 - Harry D. Cornish, 37, field representative of the Clinton Canning Co., passed away at a Utica Hospital last night. He had resided in the vicinity of Clinton for the past 17 years.

He was born at Delta, May 4, 1893, a son of Frank D. and Edna Colman Cornish. For a few years he resided on a farm on the Deansboro Road and later removed to this village. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge and of the Utica Commerical Travelers and the Clinton Fire Department. His wife, the former Marel Waldron, whom he married in 1917, died in February 1927.

Surviving besides his parents are two children, Harry Seth and Mildred Dorothy.

The funeral will be held at his late home in Clinton Friday afternoon at 2 pm. Clinton masonic Lodge will conduct serices at the grave in Evergreen Cemetery.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Cornish, Josiah

Roman Citizen
January 3, 1876

Lee Center - Dr. Josiah Cornish, eldest son the of late Josiah Cornish, died at his late residence at Collinsville, Lewis County, on Sabbath pm. The doctor has for years been disqualified through illness to practice medicine. He leaves a wife (sister ot Messrs. H. J. and C. R. Hitchcock of our place), a son, Dr. Harrie, and two daughters, an aged mother and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Utley of Taberg, Mrs. Sophia and Mrs. C. D. Young, and a Rev. Mr. Aaron Cornish of New Bedford, Mass. The funeral was held today in Collinsville and his remains deposited there.


Cornish, Mary

Utica Herald Dispatch
October 31, 1911

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Markham last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Nathan Cornish, aged 93 years. The deceased had lived most of her life at Lee Center, coming here five weeks ago. A short prayer service will be held by Rev. C. H. Franch on Wednesday morning and the remains taken to Lee Center for burial


Cornish, Mary Tucker

Roman Citizen
April 29, 1898

Mrs. Mary G. Cornish, widow of George C. Cornish of Lee Center, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Hitchcock, 300 North Washington Sreet last evening. She had been troubled for some time with rheumatism and was taken ill Sunday with pneumonia, the direct cause of her death. Mrs. Cornish was born in New Berlin in 1832, moving to Lee Center shortly after her marriage, from where she came to Rome about two years ago to take up her residence with her daughter. She was a member of the Universalist church of Lee Center and a devout Christian woman. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. P. H. O'Donnell and Mrs. Arthur Hitchcock of Rome, three sons, George R. of Rome, Harvey of Lincoln, Neb., and Alling C. of Trinidad, Col. One brother, William Tucker of Oneonta and one sister, Mrs. Rhoda Hawkins of New Berlin aslo survive.


Cornish, Nathan

Utica Morning Hearld
June 6, 1899

Lee Center

Nathan Cornish, an old resident of Lee Center, died at his home in that village Sunday after an illness of several weeks, aged 89 years. The deceased suffered from a cancerous growth on his face, which developed a year and a half ago, and which finally undermined his health and usually strong constitution. He came of a an old Massachusetts family. When a child he came to the town of Lee and had always lived there. He had been engaged in farming and mason work most of his life. He was well known and greatly esteemed. He is survivied by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Markham of Lyons Falls, Mrs. Hannah Coonrod and Miss Eva Cornish of Lee Center, and two sons, Charles of Georgia and Bennett of Syracuse.


Cornish, Stephen

Roman Citizen
August 5, 1873

Lee Center - Stephen Cornish, aged 83, one of Lee's old settlers, passed to the higher life Saturday night, August 2d. after a painful illness of a few weeks. He was a large, fleshy man, and when taken down his age and hot weather were against him. He had lived the alloted age of man, but his presence would have been welcome to a host of friends and relatives if he had lived longer.


Countryman, Ernest G.

September 30, 1937

Stokes, Sep. 30 - Ernest George Countryman, native of the Town of Lee, who would have been 55 years old on Oct. 5, passed away Wednesday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jane Van Benschoten, 233 W. Castle St., Syracuse. He was born at West Branch October 6, 1882, son of Mrs. Margaret Dorn Countryman and the late George Countryman. He was graduated from Rome Free Academy and from the Teachers Training Class of Boonville. He taught in the Town of Lee and Mc Connellsville, and later entered the advanced business in Syracuse in which he had been very successful. He won several national prizes. Surviving are the sister at whose home he died, his mother, Mrs. Margaret Countryman, both of Syracuse; two other sisters, Mrs. Belle Hyer and Miss Mary Countryman of Stokes; three nephews, Frank and Harold Hyer of Stokes and Earl Hyer at Frankfort. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2p.m. at the funeral home of Griffin and Aldridge, Rome and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery at Stokes.


Countryman, Erwin S.

Rome Sentinel
March 18, 1939

Death of Erwin S. Countryman, 68, occurred late yesterday at his home, 154 W. Dominick St. A heart attack was given as the cause. Born in Lewis County, Mr. Countryman had lived in Rome for many years. He retired seven years ago from the employ of Revere Copper & Brass Incorporated. He had served this firm and its predecessor, the Rome Brass & Copper Company, for a long period. A month ago he married Mrs. Anna Wilder. Surviving besides his widow are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phoebe Swain, Rome, a stepson, Lewis McLean, Syracuse, and a brother, William P. Countryman, Westernville.


Countryman, Jeremiah

Newspaper unknown

Middleville, April 21 (1918)- The funeral of Jeremiah Peter Countryman was held today. Mr. Countryman was a veteran of the Civil War and his death Friday at a Herkimer Hospital left only five veterans in this village. They acted as bearers today, with Roland Perry assisting as the sixth. The bearers besides Mr. Perry were: James F. Whitting, William H. Francis, Albert Dibble, John Cashman, James Morrow. Jeremiah Peter Countryman was born in Lee November 17, 1840. After a common school education he worked at farming for a while and then for a year drove a team for Williams Lumber Company at Whitesboro. Leaving that employment he learned the trade of currier in Crandalls' tannery, which for years stood on Clinton St., in Whitesboro. In 1880 Mr. Countryman moved to Middleville and worked at the tannery there about 30 years, until failing health compelled him to retire. When out of regular employment he busied himself with his garden and other light work as he was able to do. Mr. Countryman enlisted in 1863 in Company G Second New York Heavy Artillery, which was part of the Army of the Potomac. He remained until the end of the war. He saw and took part in a great many engagements and battles, made an excellent record as a soldier and came out at the conclusion of the hostilities without a scratch or having spent a day in the hospital. During his service he was promoted to the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged September 29, 1865. In politics Mr. Countryman was a Democrat before the war and a Republican afterward. He never sought or held political office. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. The Methodist Church numbered him among its attendants. He married Lizzie Meghert of Lee in 1869. She survives and the following children: Mrs. Nettie Knowles, Mrs. Lily Westcott, Mrs. Grace Strobel, and Miss Jessie Countryman of Middleville, and a brother John of Whitesboro. The deceased deservedly enjoyed the reputation of being a reliable, honorable and industrious man, and a good worker. In his prime he was physically very strong and continued so until overtaken by poor health. He was of social disposition, kindly disposed, jovial and agreeable and it was said of him that he had no enemies. He was a good citizen and popular in the community where he lived. He was always willing to do his share and he was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him.


Countryman, Mary Aucutt

Rome Sentinel
October 5, 1889

Mrs. David Countryman, for many years a resident of the town of Lee, but for the past two years of Stittville, died at her home last Saturday at the age of 75 yrs. The funeral services were held at Delta last Monday. Her remains were interred in the Lee Corners Cemetery. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons and five daughters.


Countryman, Maveret Elizabeth

Roman Citizen
August 10, 1877

Point Rock Items - Maveret Elizabeth, a little daughter of Daniel and Phebe Countryman, aged two months, died today of dysentery.


Countryman, Mrs. Daniel

Roman Citizen
February 19, 1879

Lee Center - Mrs. Daniel Countryman died last Thursday at her residence in the north part of Annsville, and her funeral was held on Saturday. She was in her 40th year, and was the daugther of Mr. Sylvenas Perkins of Lee Center. She left a child about one week old. A husband mourns her sudden exit from mortal life.

contributed by Charles P. Miller


Countryman, Nicholas

Rome Sentinel
March 4, 1895

Nicholas Countryman died Thursday. He was 78 years old. He was born in Herkimer County and came to Lee when he was 8 years old. He leaves a twin brother, Peter Countryman, who lives at West Leyden, also a son George Countryman, two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Crofoot and Miss Mary Countryman. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.


Countryman, Sarah Ann Phillips

Rome Sentinel
December 20, 1958

Mrs. Sarah A. Countryman, 95, resident of the Willet Block the past 31 years, died yesterday in a local hospital after a long illness. She leaves three grandchildren, Francis Swain of Churchville, Frank Swain of Nyack and Mrs. Boyd Tuthill of Rome; nine great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Frank Swain of Rome. Mrs. Countryman was born in Albion on Feb. 25, 1863, daughter of Richard and Nancy Edick Phillips. She was married three times, her first husband being Lou McClain. Her second husband was Hiram Wilder, who died Jan. 19, 1923. On Feb. 14, 1939, she married Erwin Countryman, who died March 17, 1939. A daughter, Phebe Wilder, died April 9, 1945. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.


Craver, Frank E.

Rome Sentinel
June 11, 1921

Point Rock - Frank E. Craver, aged 76 years, died at 8:45 am Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. G. Oram, in this place. Mr. Craver was born in Fleming, NY and had lived in Point Rock for about 30 years. He was a farmer by occupation. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of the 117th Regiment, New York State Volunteers. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Howard Craver of Norwich, and two daughters, Mrs. Samuel J. Harris of Yonkers, and Mrs. Oram. Also two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Jennie S. Craver of Rome and Mrs. May J. Craver of Vernon, and eight grandchildren.


Craver, Lucinda Worden

Rome Sentinel
April 13, 1936

Point Rock - Mrs. Lucinda C. Worden Craver, 87, widow of Frank E. Craver, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry G. Oram, last night after a week's illness. She had been in poor health for some time.

She was born in North Annsville March 1, 1849, daughter of the late Morgan L. and Mary Manchester Worden, and was the oldest of nine children. On January 2, 1871, she was married to Frank E. Craver, the ceremony taking place in Rome, and being performed by the pastor of the First M. E. Church. Except for two years, she had lived her entire life in this vicinity, where she was well known and highly regarded. Her husband was a veteran of the Civil War, having served for nearly the entire period of the war in New York Volunteers, Co. E. Mrs. Craver was a lifelong member of Point Rock M. E. Church and for 30 years served as president of the Ladies Aid Society.

Surviving besides the daughter at whose home she died are another daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Harris of Dobbs Ferry, a son Howard Craver of Norwich, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Wasmuth of Turin.


Crego, Anthony S.

Rome Sentinel
May 10, 1894

Stittville - A telegram from Salem, Oregon to G. W. Jones and family announces the death in that city of Anthony S. Crego, Mrs. Jones' father, in his 84th year. Mr. Crego was one of the early settlers of Quaker Hill in the town of Western and is the last of a large family of that name. He lived in that town until 1880 when he removed to Rome, living on Embargo Street until the death of his wife 5 years ago. In the fall of 1889 he removed to Salem with his daughter Josie with whom he resided until his death. He leaves two other children besides the daughter mentioned; Jessie A. Crego of Clinton and Nellie R. Jones of Floyd. Remains are expected in Rome on May 17 and will be interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Lee.


Crisman, Sarah Beecher Bronson

July 3

Rome - Mrs. Sarah Crisman, of Lee Center, died Wednesday morning, at the home of her son, Edwin D. Crisman, at the age of 80 years. On December 15 last she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and had been failing since that time. Mrs. Crisman was born in Floyd, April 16, 1823. Her father's name was William Beecher, a second cousin of Henry Ward Beecher of Brooklyn. When 11 years old, her parents moved to Orwell, Osweago County, and there 11 years later she married Marcus Bronson, and they moved to Lee Center and lived there until the death of Mr. Bronson, in 1854. By him she had two children, now deceased. In 1854 she returned to Orwell and followed her trade, that of a tailoress. January 1, 1857, she married David Crisman, and they went to Lee Center, and Mrs. Crisman since lived there. By her second marriage she had four children, but Edwin with whom she lived, is the only one living. March 22, 1887, Mr. Crisman went to Canada to purchase some cattle, and that was the last they ever saw of her husband. As he had a large amount of money with him, it is thought that he might with foul play. Mrs. Crisman was a woman who will be greatly missed in her home town, possessing those qualities which made her a true and noble woman and a kind friend and neighbor. The funeral was largely attended at her late home in Lee Center, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. J.W.Higby officiating. The remains placed beside those of her first husband in the Lee Cemetery.


Crispin, Amelia F.

Syracuse Journal
October 1, 1923

CRISPIN - In this city October 1, 1923, Amelia F., wife of Alfred H. Crispin, aged 55 years. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Irene H., two sons, Albert H. Jr., Frank J., one grandchild, her mother, Caroline Albrecht, her grandmother, Mary Dham, also one brother, Henry Albrecht, all of Point rock, NY.

Funeral services at family home, 203 Fitch St., Wednesday morning. Burial in Point Rock, NY Wendesday afternoon.


Crocker, Hattie H. Eames

Roman Citizen
December 21, 1888

Lee Center - After a long, painful illness, which she bore with great resignation, Hattie H. Crocker, wife of A. A. Crocker, and daughter of the late S. N. Eames, departed this life on the evening of December 20 at her home on the old homestead, one and one-half miles north of Lee Center. The funeral services will be held at the house at 11 am Sunday and at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Lee Center, at 12 o'clock.


Cronk, Almira Platt

Rome Sentinel
November 23, 1905

Mrs. I. A. Webster, 124 Park Street, has received the sad word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Almira Cronk of Boonville, widow of Milton H. Cronk, aged 44 yrs. Member of the M. C. Church of Boonville, and christian worker and beloved by all who knew her. Most of all, where she leaves three children to mourn, the kind loss and loving mother, also her aged father, Richard H. Platt of Boonville, three brothers, Willard F. of Wright Settlement, George E. of Forrestport, John E. Platt of Ava, four sisters, Mrs. David Money, Mrs. I. A. Webster of Rome, Mrs. Walter C. Moyer of Richfield Springs and Mrs. William Penn Griffith of Boonville.


Cronk, Lydia M. Pratt

Rome Sentinel
June 30, 1917

Mrs. Lydia M. Cronk, aged 73, widow of Wayne Cronk, died at her home, 233 Steuben street on Saturday evening. She had been in failing health for a long time. Her maiden name was Lydia Pratt, and she was born in the town of Lee, daughter of the late Jesse Pratt and Emeline WIlkinson, who were among the pioneer settlers of the town. On March 18, 1872, at the M. E. Church in Taberg, she was married to Wayne Cronk who died in 1888. He was a son of Hiram Cronk of Ava, the last surviving veteran of the war of 1812. In 1896 Mrs. Cronk came to this city to reside and had lived here since that time. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Seager of this city, Mrs. Erwin Poile of Stanwix, and Miss Florence E. Cronk of this city. The latter tenderly cared for her mother during her last illness. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Phillips of North Hannibal, Oswego county, and Mrs. Aretha Wood, of Humboldt, Iowa. Mrs. Cronk was a member of the Liberty Street M. E. Church. She had many friends both in this city and Lee, and her numerous acts of charity and kindness endeared her to all who knew her.


Cross, Calista

Rome Sentinel
Feburary 1, 1872

CROSS - died near Lee Center suddenly, Wednesday morning, January 31, the wife of Walter Cross.


Cullings, Beverly

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LEE CENTER - Miss Beverly Cullings, daughter of Thomas and Myrtle Wood Cullings, died at her home early today. She had been in ill health for a long time, and seriously ill for four weeks. She was born in Rome September 29, 1926 and had lived with parents in Swancott Mills and Rome. Miss Cullings is survived by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Leta Bernier, Rome, and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Stanwix: a brother Rolland Cullings, Swancott Mills: her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Wood, Point Rock and Mrs. Thomas Cullings, Rome. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of her parents in Lee Center. The Rev. C.F. Miller will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes. Funeral arrangements are in the care of C.W. Trainor.


Currie, Donald J.

Rome Sentinel
April 11, 1946

Don J. Currie, 39, of 323 Turin Street, died April 10, 1946 in his home after being in poor health since early this year. Born in Rome, September 22, 1906, Mr. Currie was the son of Dr. & Mrs. J. M Currie. He received his education in Rome schools and attended the Philadelphia Business Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. At the time of his death Mr. Currie was night superintendent at the Rome Cable Corp plant. He married Miss Margaret Schonbachler in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, in 1924. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer fireman. Surviving besides his wife and parents are a son, D. James Currie and a sister, Miss Nadine Currie, both of Rome. Burial in Rome cemetery.


Currie, Elizabeth Jenkins
Currie, John M.

Rome Sentinel
October 5, 1946

Dr. John M. Currie, city meat inspector and widely known veterinarian, died this morning only a few hours after the death of his wife, Elizabeth Jenkins Currie. Both were at their summer home near West Branch. Dr. Currie came to Rome in 1891 and immediately became an active and successful veterinarian. He married Elizabeth Jane Jenkins in 1898 and they had made their home here since that time. Both were members of the First Prebysterian Church. Dr. Currie was born March 31, 1868, at Cromarty, Ontario, Canada, the son of John and Agnes MacDougal Currie. He was educated in the local schools of Ontario and at the age of 21 was graduated from the University of Toronto. He came to Rome the following year. He was a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, the Central New York Veterinary Society, the Oneida County Veterinary Society and a past member of the American Veterinary Meidcal Association. Dr. Currie was one of the best known veterinary surgeons in this section of the state and acted as a consultant in a professional capacity throughout the east and middle west. On several occasions he was official veterinarian at the American Kennel Club dog shows and officated as judge of both racing and exhibition horses. He served as meat and milk inspector of Rome for many years and was meat inspector at the time of his death. He was a member of the Board of Health, 1899-1900. The couple is survived by one daughter, Miss Nadine Currie and one grandson, James D. Currie, both of Rome. A son Don Currie died April 10, 1946.


Cushman, Catherine

Roman Citizen
December 19, 1884

CUSHMAN - Mrs. Catharine Cushman, a widow of the late J.P. Cushman, died at her residence at Lee (State Road) NY, last week, and on Thursday. The funeral was held. Deceased was 62 years old. Several children are left. The remains were taken to West Branch for interment.


Cushman, Lucy A. Dunbar

Rome Sentinel
August 21, 1908

Lee Center - Mrs. Lucy A. Cushman, widow of Josiah Cushman whose death occurred on July 21, died at 11 pm yesterday at the home of (illegible) Mrs. Lorenzo Dunster, about three miles north of this place. Mrs. Cushman was born in Boylestown April 14, 1828, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Dunbar, and was 80 years and 4 months old. She married Mr. Cushman over 60 years ago and, with the exception of a few years spent in the towns of Forestport and Ava, had resided in this town all her married life. She was much esteemed. Mrs. Cushman had been in poor health for some time, owing to advancing age, and did not apparently realize the death of her husband. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Louis of Broken Bow, Neb., Edgar C. of Cement, Cal., Mrs. Lucy Nisbet of Kent, S. Dak., and Mrs. Lorenzo Dunster of this place; also a brother, Alvin Dunbar of Detroit, Mich., and a sister residing in Prudenville, Mich. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church on Sunday at 11 am., Rev. George Dermott officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery


Cushman, Mrs. Edgar

Roman Citizen
May 3, 1898

Lee Center - The funeral of Mrs. Edgar C. Cushman was held at her late home Wednesday at 10 o'clock pm. Death was the result of a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was 49 years of age and was a woman much liked by all who enjoyed her acquaintance. Her husband survives, also a daughter, Mrs. Adola Barthrick of Rome. The remains were taken to Evergreen Cemetery where interment was made.


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