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Mabb, Diana

Roman Citizen
August 24, 1877

Lee Center Notes - Miss Diana Mabb, of Rome, died of paralysis after an illness of five days. She was a daughter of the late Robert Mabb, formerly of Lee. Her funeral was held on Sunday last at the residence of Mr. John Hurlbut.


Manchester, Elizabeth

Rome Sentinel
August 6, 1919

Florence - Florence is called upon to mourn the loss of one of its oldest and most beloved women, Mrs. Elizabeth Manchester, whose death occurred Sunday night at the home of her son, Thyron Manchester in this village. Death was due to a paralytic shock which she suffered four weeks ago.

The deceased was the widow of the late Samuel Manchester and was born in Florence December 22, 1837, being in her 82nd year.

Mrs. Manchester was very devoted to her home and family, a true friend and neighbor and a thoroughly good christian character. Her death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Besides her son, Thyron, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Julia Twiss of Redfield, Mrs. Elizabeth Trummann of Oregon, Mrs. Cora Rubridge of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. H. J. Tompkins of this village. She also leaves a brother-in-law, William Thayer of Rome, and a son, Homer Manchester of Portland, Oregon.

The funeral was held from her late home Thursday. The body was laid to rest in the Graves Cemetery by her husband.


Marsh, infant son

Rome Sentinel
February 5, 1894

Lee - The funeral of the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Marsh who died on Saturday with congestion of the lungs, will be held at their residence on Tuesday at 1 pm.


Marsh, James

Roman Citizen
April 24, 1891

Lee Center Notes - James Marsh, who has been sick for some time past, died at the State Hospital, Utica, Wednesday at 7 am of pneumonia, where he was taken last December for treatment. His age at the time of death was 59 years 7 months and 9 days. Deceased was born in England. He was married to Elizabeth Harvey February 18, 1856 and came to this country that same year, and located in this county. In 1861 he moved to this town, where he resided until is death. He was a farmer by occupation, and through his industry and economy he accumulated a fine property. He was the father of six children. Besides his wife, two sons survive, Thomas and John of Lee. Funeral services will be held at the Valley Church Sunday at 2 pm, Rev. J. W. SImpson will officiate.


Marsh, Minnie Fuller

Rome Sentinel
July 21, 1934

Mrs. Samuel Marsh, 67, of 310-1/2 Cortland Avenue, died of complications yesterday at a local hospital.

Mrs. Marsh, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jay Fuller, was born at Delta in 1866. She was married to the late Samuel Marsh at Waterville in 1889 and moved to Westernville. While in Rome for the past 16 years, Mrs. Marsh attended the First M. E. Church.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. George Edy of Rome, two sons, Ernest of Rome and Herbert of Long Island, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Bostwick of Rome.

MARSH - On Friday, July 20, 1934, in this city, Mrs. Minnie Marsh, aged 68 years. The funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home of Griffin & Aldridge, 209 N. Washington St., on Sunday at 2:30 pm, advanced time. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Samuel Marsh were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank L. Hicks, pastor of the First M. E. Church, officiated, and the Griffin & Aldridge Mortuary Quartet sang. Floral pieces were received from the Grimes Carting & Coal Company, neighbors, friends and relatives. Bearers were Orrin Williams, Merritt Kelley, Harold Briggs, and Louis Edy Jr. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Marsh, Samson

Rome Sentinel
February 14, 1872

Samson, the youngest son of Mr. James & Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh, of Lee, died on the 11th. inst., aged eight months and ten days. The funeral was held in the Valley Church, and the consolations of religion were presented to the circle of mourning friends by Rev. Robert Flint of Lee Center charge.


Marsh, Samuel Walker

MARSH - On Sunday, February 17, 1929, in this city, Samuel Walker Marsh, aged 68 years. The funeral service will be held from the Funeral Home of Griffin & Aldridge, 209 N. Washington Street, on Wednesday at 2 pm. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

Rome, Feb. 18 - S. Walker Marsh, 68, ended his life at his home, 215 W. Thomas st., yesterday afternoon by discharging a bullet from a .32 caliber revolver into the right side of his head just above the ear.

The victim, who died almost instantly, was believed to have suffered an unbearable attack of melancholia, with which he had been afflicted for several weeks because of ill health. The bullet used was the only one in the weapon although several other missiles lay nearby.

Assistant Chief of Police S. H. Beckwith with Lieut. A. B. Healt and Office P. H. Smith investigated. Dr. H. F. Hubbard, coroner, was summoned. Officials were given information to the effect that Mr. Marsh had announced that he sought death. Mr. Marsh was born in Lee and had lived in Rome about 11 years, having been employed as night watchman in the plant of the Rome Box and Lumber Company. He leaves his wife, two sons, Herbert of New York and Ernest Marsh, Rome, and a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Evans, Rome.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Matteson, Jesse

Roman Citizen
September 16, 1864

MATTESON - In Lee, New York, August 18, 1864, of diptheria, Jesse, son of Benjamin C. and Emily R. Matteson, aged 10 years and 9 months.


Matteson, Jessie E.

Roman Citizen February 23, 1872

MATTESON - In Lee, New York, Friday, February 16, 1872, Jessie E., daughter of B. C. and Emily Matteson, aged six years and three months.


Mayhew, Phebe

Roman Citizen
October 11, 1875

Lee Center Items - Mrs. Phebe Mayhew, widow of Mr. William Mayhew, whose severe illness was mentioned in the Sentinel of a late date, died on Thursday morning, Oct. 7, aged 58 years. For many years Mrs. Mayhew had been an invalid, but bore all her sufferings with fortitude and Christian resignation, and when at least the end was reached, meekly yielded back her spirit to the God who gave it. Her funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends, though none of her immediate family were present, her daughter Josephine being still too feeble to permit of the services being held at the house, while her two sons, James and William, were both absent, and where intelligence could not reach them in sufficient time for their return.


McAdam, George G.

Utica Herald Dispatch
March 14, 1905

Rome - After an illness of over a year with Brights disease, the Hon. George G. McAdam, postmaster of this city, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Robert McAdam, 421 Floyd Avenue, last night. In the hopes that a change in climate would benefit his condition, Mr. McAdam spent the winter in the Adirondacks. The relief sought did not come and he returned Saturday and failed rapidly till the end came. Mr. McAdam was conscious till the last, and during the last two days that he was at home, he straightened up all his business matters and made complete arrangements for his funeral.

George Gregg McAdam was born in Baldoon, Wightonshire, Scotland, February 20, 1858, and when but 11 years old his parents moved to this country and settled in St.Johnsville, where they lived about two years, when they settled on a farm in Lee Center, where Mr. McAdam attended the district school and assisted his father in a cheese factory which he operated. They lived in Lee Center four years and moved to this city in 1876, where the family has since resided. Young McAdam attended the Rome Free Academy and was graduated with the class of 78. Two years later he entered Hamilton College and was graduated there in 83, winning the Kellogg prize for delivering the best oration on commencement day.

Completing his college education Mr. McAdam engaged in the buying and exporting of butter and cheese. He became widely and favorably known, and was an expert in these lines with an enviable reputation. In 1888 and 89 he represented the old second Assembly district in the State Legislature and in the years 90 and 91 he was defeated for the same office. Aside from Robert Evans, Mr. McAdam was the only Republican ever elected in the old district, which is an excellent recommendation for his popularity. He never held or asked for any local office. For one year he was president of the Utica Board of Trade, and he addressed the various dairymens conventions in this state, Wisconsin, Canada and Scotland.

The deceased was a member of the local lodge, Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Masons, the Rome CLub, and he was also an Elk before that lodge surrendered its charter. He was also a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity of Hamilton College. For several years he was a member of the Presbyterian and First M. E. Church choirs, and was a member of the Euterpe Quartette here.

Mr.McAdam is survived by his mother, Mrs. Robert McAdam, and one sister, Miss Anna A. McAdam of this city, and two brothers, A. Lincoln McAdam, an attorney of Buffalo, and John C. McAdam of Manchester, England, one half brother, William McAdam of California, and three half sisters, Mrs. Hugh Gregg of Oneida, Ill., Mrs. William Adamson of Glasgow, Scotland, and Mrs. James Eames of Lathrop, Mo.

Mr. McAdam was one of the best known men in Rome and he had a legion of friends. He was a Republican in politics and was one of the party workers. He had been delegate to various conventions. He was a true sportsman and was one of the organizers of the Rome Fish and Game Protective Association.

Mr. McAdam assumed the office of postmaster March 2, 1899, and he had since held that position with credit to the Government and to himself. He was a member of the insurance firm of Stone and McAdam.

The funeral will be held from his late home Thursday afternoon.


McAlpine, Victor V.

Rome Sentinel
January 6, 1940

Lee Center - Victor V. McAlpine, 42, died at his home here at 4 am today after an illness of about a year.

He was born in Welland, Ontario, October 25, 1897. a son of Bruce McAlpine and the late Isabel Wilson McAlpine. On August 7, 1915 at Welland, he married Miss Ena Godin with the Rev. Mr. Bradshaw, Methodist minister, performing the ceremony.

They came to this section about 20 years ago and had since lived on the Stokes Road. Mr. McAlpine was a carpenter by occupation and was considered an efficient workman.

Besides his widow he leaves a son, Robert of Erie Pa., a brother, Archie McAlpine, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, six sisters, Mrs. Henry Keihl, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. John Butler, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Henry Stuart Horton, Welland, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. George Comins, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, also his father living in Welland.

Funeral services will be held at his late home on Tuesday. Interment will be made in Point Rock Cemetery.


McCulloch, J. B.

Roman Citizen
June 1, 1877

Lee Center Items - Nothing has occurred in our town for years that has produced a greater sensation and mourning among the people s has the sudden demise of Mr. J. B. McCulloch. He died at his late residence on Thursday of last week after a very painful illness of only one week, in the 56th year of his age. He bore his sufferings with Christian meekness and fortitude. His life was a perfect illustration of the spirit of the Master. He leaves a wife and daughter and a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn, but they have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were held at the Union Church at Lee Center, Revs. James Stanton and S. Nisbet officiating. The union choirs, together with Prof. Spink of Westernville, and Wm. Burns of Lee Valley, met on Saturday evening to make arrangements to attend the funeral.


McDaniels, Squire

Roman Citizen
February 1, 1884

Squire McDaniels, of Amboy, New York, formerly and for many years a resident of Lee Valley, died at his home in the former place, January 30, 1884. For years he had been affected with paralysis, which, with advanced years, was the cause of his death. Deceased leaves a wife and four children, O.D. McDaniels, Wm. McDaniels, Mrs. Wm. Lewis and Mrs. John Luther. The funeral will be held at the Valley Church, in Lee, Friday, Febuary 1, 1884 at 2pm.


McFarland, Mrs. Walter

Utica Observer
February 24, 1915

Rome -Feb 23 - Mr. and Mrs. Asa T. Golly of Lee Valley received a telegram yesterday announg the death of their only child, Mrs. Walter McFarland, at Falk, Idaho. Besides her parents and husband she leaves four small children, the oldest five years and the youngest three weeks. She was born in the town of Lee 29 years ago. She was formerly employed in the School for the Deaf in this city, going west about seven years ago for the benefit of her health and a year later married Mr. McFarland who is engaged in farming. Her parents had been informed of her illness the past three weeks and the news of her death is a great shock to them.


McKee, Eliza Chapman

Rome Sentinel
September 28, 1911

Ridge Mills - Mrs. Eliza McKee died at 3 pm yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hall in this place. She was a daughter of Jeremiah and Abiah Chapman and was born in the town of Lee 79 years ago last February. She was married to Richard D. McKee, who died 15 years ago last March. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Fred Hoffman of Camden, Mrs. Fred Hall of Ridge Mills, with whom she lived, and John W. McKee of Syracuse. There will be a prayer at the house here tomorrow (Friday) at 11:30 am and the funeral will be held at Camden at 2:30 pm on Sunday.


McIntosh, Richard

Roman Citizen
January 31, 1899

Delta - Richard McIntosh, one of our oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, died on Thursday after a long illness of Bright's disease, in his 73d year. He came from the old country when a boy, and served as an apprentice at the carriage maker's trade, after which he entered into partnership with Cephas Weeks at Forrestport. He returned to Delta in 1864 and conducted the business here, excepting the last year, when poor health prevented. He married Mary Jane Wescott of Forestport, who survives, also one son, Sanford, of this place, and one daughter, Jennie of Troy, also one brother, William, of Rome, all of whom deeply mourn his death. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church on Sunday at 1 pm. Baron Steuben lodge, F. and A. M., of which he had been an honored member for thirty two years, having held some office almost continuously, had charge of the services. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


McNamara, Homer J.

Rome Sentinel
September 17, 1960

Homer J. McNamara, 69, of the Embargo Hotel, died this morning in a rome hospital. He had been ill since May 1959.

He was born April 28, 1891, in Point Rock, son of James and Louise Dorn McNamara.

Mr. McNamara was a resident of Rome for a number of years. He never married. He leaves several cousins.


McNamara, James

Rome Sentinel
December 23, 1916

At his home, 105 N. George St., at 7:20 Friday evening, occurred the death of James McNamara, aged 55 years. For the past three years he had been in failing health and had been confined to his house the greater part of the past year. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mr. Patrick McNamara and was born in North Annsville on May 30, 1861. His young life was spent there and later he removed to Sangerfield. Twenty years ago he came to this city to reside. On October 13, 1885, in this city, he was married to Miss Louisa Dorn of Point Rock, who with one son, Homer, survives. He also leaves four brothers, Timothy and George of Sangerfield, Frank and T. J. McNamara of Rome.

For a number of years Mr. McNamara conducted a grocery store and creamery at the corner of Court and Madison streets. He attended the Liberty Street M. E. Church and was a member of Rome Tent, Knights of the Maccabees. He was a kind and courteous man and he held the respect of a large circle of friends. He was honest in his business dealings and very considerate. He never complained during his illness and all that loving hands and medical skill could do for him was done. His friends will regret to learn of his death.


McNamara, Louisa Dorn

Rome Sentinel
May 12, 1934

Louisa Dorn, 68, widow of James McNamara, died at 3:10 am today at her home, 105 N. George St. Mrs. McNamara had been ill with pneumonia since Tuesday morning.

She was born in Point Rock December 11, 1865, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorn. In this city on October 13, 1884 she married Mr. McNamara, who died 17 years ago.

Mrs. McNamara had been a Rome resident for 37 years and had attended Calvary M. E. Church. She is survived by a son, Homer J., at home, a sister, Mrs. John Bowman of 208 Kossuth St., and several nieces and nephews.


McNamara, Patrick

Roman Citizen
February 17, 1899

Point Rock - Patrick McNamara, an old and respected resident of this place, died at his home last Wednesday and was buried Sunday. Mass was held Monday. He was buried in the cemetery in this settlement. He leaves beside the widow, five sons, Prof. McNamara of Taberg, James, Timothy, and George of Waterville, and Frank of this place and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Anderson or Oriskany Falls.


Meghert, Elizabeth

Rome Semi-Weekly
April 24, 1899

Lee Center - Mrs. Elizabeth Meghert, aged 84, died of heart difficulty Saturday, one mile east of this village. She was a native of Germany and had lived here 48 years. Her husband, John Meghert, died 26 years ago. Four children survive: Jacob of Camden, Mrs. Elizabeth Countryman of Pennellville, NY, William and Rose of Lee Center.


Merry, Eliza J.

Rome Sentinel
March 26, 1917

Boonville - Saturday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza J. Merry after an illness of only a short time. Mrs. Merry was born in Canada and came to this country when a young woman. After her husband's death Mrs. Merry moved to town where she has since made her home, with her son, Calvin Merry on Ford Street. She was 78 years old and a woman very well liked by all who knew her. Her life was a Christian one and she was always glad and willing to help one is distress. She is survived by one son, Calvin Merry. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the house.


Miller, Amanda

Rome Citizen
Friday, May 3, 1901

Miss Amanda Miller, aged 79 years, died at the county home Wednesday night.


Miller, Anson S.

Rome Sentinel
February 4, 1891

Although not unexpected, it is with regret that the people of this vicinity learn of the death of Hon. Anson S. Miller at his Highland home in California, January 7, 1891. His father, Luther Miller, was one of the first settlers of the town of Lee, being one of four brothers, Smith, Eliakim, Dan and Luther, who emigrated from Granville, Hampshire county, Mass., January 8, 1763, and came to Western (now Lee) in 1791. Smith Miller came here in 1791 and with Rozel Fellows built the first grist mill north of Whitesboro in the notch in the high banks near Hurlbut's Glen, rather peculiar place for a mill. It was built there so that the high water would not disturb it. A wing dam was constructed that carried the water into the flume. The three other brothers came up in 1792 and brought the gearing with them by ox team which was a tub wheel, the shaft running directly through the mill stone. Luther was not only Miller by name, but also by occupation, and it was he who ground the grists that were often brought from Fish Creek and distant points on bull's back to Miller's Mill. Later a larger mill was built on the other side of the river, and known as Barnard's Mill, which carried on an extensive business for some time. Luther Miller lived and raised a large family on a farm now merged in the late J. B. McCulloch's farm, the house standing a few rods below the old hop house on the G. M. Wood farm. Here Anson was born and received the rudiments of education at his mother's knee. Like a majority of the young people of that period who had a thirst for knowledge, he attended the far famed high school of Oliver Grosvenor. Here he was classmate with two other boys who also became noted in law and politics, Judge John D. Caton and the late Norman B. Judd, both formerly of Chicago. Caton and Miller were graduates of Hamilton college, but Judd reached the pinacle of fame without going through college. January 1, 1838, Mr. Miller married Alvera, youngest daughter of the late Jabez F. Rudd of Western, who, after 58 years of happy married life, is left to continue her journey alone.


Miller, Henry

Roman Citizen
February 15, 1878

MILLER - Many hearts in this vicinity will be sad to learn of the death of Henry Miller, which event took place in Sacramento, California, on January 29, 1878. The deceased was in the 71st year of his age, and was a member of the banking firm of D.O. Mills & Co., one of the most flourishing banking insitutions in the Golden State. Mr. Miller was born in 1807, and was also, for many years, a resident of Lee, Oneida county, New York, where he has many warm friends. In 1833 he removed to Michigan, and afterwards to Milwaukee. In 1850 he went to California, and after a time he engaged in the banking business, as a clerk of D.O. Mills, and finally became a member of the firm under the firm name of D.O. Mills & Co., and remained so until the time of his death. He was a noble, generous hearted man, whose ears were ever open to the appeals of the needy, and whose hand was always outstretched for the relief of the suffering. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death.

The Sacramento Daily Bee, of the 29th of January 1878, contains the following notice of Mr. Millers death:

DEATH OF HENRY MILLER. -- Another of Sacramento's best and most estimable citizens has passed away. About noon today, Henry Miller, who for years past has been considered the head and front of the bank of D.O. Mills & Co., of this city, in which he held a large interest, breathed his last. Mr. Miller had been unwell for a long time past, but has at times been able to attend to business, and about a week ago was out. Last night he was taken with a final chill and this morning it was felt that the end was near with him. He has resided continuously in this city for about twenty-seven years, raised a large family and accumulated a fortune here, and has always been greatly respected here. He was a native of Rome, New York, aged 71 years.

Mr. Miller came to this State in 1850, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and settled in this city. In 1851 he held the position of Deputy City Treasurer, and in 1856 went into the bank of D.O. Mills & Co., as partner, since which time he has been identified with that institution, and at the time of his death was Vice President of the Corporation.


Miller, Matilda

ROME SENTINEL

MILLER - In Milwaukee, Wis. Nov. 26, 1871, Matilda Miller. She was born in Lee, Oneida Co., Dec. 31, 1794. At an early period in her life she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church so lived and died.


Miller, Leah

Roman Citizen
February 19, 1879

Lee Center - Mrs. Leah Miller, widow of the late Phillip Miller, died at her residence in the Valley, near Byam place, on Saturday, and her funeral was held at the Valley Church on Monday. She suffered much from a dislocated hip joint, and died at the age of 80 years. Rev.J. Baird preached.

contributed by Charles P. Miller


Miller, Luther

Roman Citizen
September 22, 1846

MILLER - In Rockford, Illinois, on September 5, 1846, after an illness of five weeks, Mr. Luther Miller, aged 75 years.


Miller, Mary E. Bellinger

Rome - Oct. 27 - Mrs. Mary E. Miller, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Bellinger of Delta, died recently at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Henry Traxel at Boonville, where she had been visiting. Mrs. Miller's maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Bellinger and she was born in Boonville May 2, 1868. Her early life was spent in Boonville. She married Mr. Miller 36 years ago in Rome and they lived in the village of Delta for 21 years removing to this city 15 years ago.

Mrs. Miller was dearly beloved by her many friends, was a member of Holly Chapter, order of Eastern Star, and the Lady Maccabees. She is survived by her husband, one son, Frederick N. Miller of 637 North James Street, and one sister of Rome.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Miller, Mrs. Smith

Roman Citizen
April 6, 1877

Lee Center Items - Mrs. Smith Miller died yesterday after an illness of three days, peacefully and in full hope of endless life beyond the grave. Her remains were taken to Camden for interment, by her husband, accompanied by four of her children who were here at her death.


Miller, Phebe

Roman Citizen
August 18, 1846

MILLER - In Rockford, Illinois, on August 1, 1846, after a short illness, which she bore with christian fortitude, Mrs. Phoebe Miller, wife of Mr. Luther Miller, aged 55 years. The deceased was a lady of great excellence, and has left a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.


Moeht, Charles

Roman Citizen
March 30, 1877

Point Rock Items - March 23 - Charles Moeht of our place died on the 20th after an illness of nine days. His funeral was attended today. He left a wife in poor health and a large family.


Moffatt, Charles B.

Roman Citizen
March 8, 1872

MOFFATT - At Lee Center, New York, on the morning of March 3, 1872, of Billous Colic, Charles B. Moffatt, of Rome, New York, aged about 30 years.

The sudden death of this young man at Lee Center last Friday morning gave rise to a rumor which does not need correcting with those who were acquainted with him, but which might mislead others - viz., that he committed suicide. In a conversation with Rev. R. Flint, Pastor of the M. E. Church at Lee Center, who was with him the greater part of the time during his brief illness, we learn the following facts:

Mr. Moffatt went up to Lee Center on business in a sleigh last Friday, arriving there about three o'clock in the afternoon. He complained of being very cold from his ride, but started out into the street and called at Mr. Flint's house. Not finding Mr. F. at home, he proceeded to the house of another resident (we do not remember where) where he was taken sick, within less than an hour after his arrival at Lee Center. A physician was called, who pronounced it a severe case of bilious colic. Rev. Mr. Flint was sent for and he and the physician and the family belonging to the house did all in their power to make him comfortable. The next day Mr. Moffatt was somewhat relieved from the pain, and the physician and friends had no idea that his illness would terminate fatally. The mother of the sick man went to Lee Center on Saturday and took the care of nursing him upon herself. About two o'clock Sunday morning he rose in bed for some purpose, but fell back, apparently in a swoon. It soon became evident that he was dying, and in a short time he passed away. Mr. Moffatt has been rather feeble for some time past, and he probably lacked vitality to recover from the prostration brought on by the severe pain to which he had been subjected.


Moores, Howard

Rome Sentinel
June 29, 1933

MOORES - On Wednesday June 28, 1933, in this city, Howard Moores, aged 56 years. The funeral services will be held at his late home, 727 W. Dominick Street on Saturday at 2 pm. Interment at Verona Mills Cemetery.

Howard Moores Dies at W. Dominick Street Home

Howard Moores, 56, died Wednesday evening at 6:20 o’clock at his home at 727 W. Dominick Street. Complications caused death. He was born at Delta on January 7, 1877, the son of the late James and Lavina Moores.

When quite young he moved to Stokes with his parents, coming to Rome about 30 years ago. On October 25, 1924, he married Viola Boulant who survives with a son, Robert James. Mr. Moores had been employed by the General Cable Corp. and was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

Surviving besides his wife and child is a sister, Mrs. Floyd Rasha of Ridge Mills, and four brothers, Hallie and Miner of Stokes and Arthur and Kenneth of Rome.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Moon, Mark B.

Roman Citizen
March 14, 1898

Delta - Mark B. Moon died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. P. E. Savery, March 9 at 12 o'clock. He is survived by eight children, six sons, two daughters, Eugene of W. Monroe, Wilbur of Fulton, Albert, Casins and Walter of Syracuse, and Seymour of Delta, and Mrs. M. B. Parks of Nebraska and Mrs. P. E. Savery of Delta.


Moores, Lucy Lovina Brower

Rome Sentinel
October 3, 1932

Lucy Lovina Sales, widow of James Moores, died this morning at 7 o’clock at the home of her son, Kenneth Moores of 727 W. Dominick street, with whom she had made her home since she became ill last February. At the time of her illness Mrs. Moores was living at Stokes.

She was born at Belcher, Washington County, on November 25, 1864, the daughter of the last David and Chloe Sales Brower. Most of her life had been spent at Stokes and Delta. Fifty-seven years ago on New Years Day she was united in marriage to Mr. Moores who passed away four years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Howard, Arthur and Kenneth of Rome, Hallie and Miner of Stokes, and a daughter, Mrs. Dora Rasha of Ridge Mills. She also leaves a brother, Will Brower, of Fish Creek Landing, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Dan of Verona and Mrs. Lottie Brainard of Rome. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

MOORES - On Monday, Oct. 2, 1932, in this city, Lucy Brower, wife of the late James Moores. The funeral services will be held from the home of her son, Kenneth Moores, 727 W. Dominick St. on Wednesday at 3 pm. Interment at Evergreen.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Morat, Earl

Rome Sentinel
February 7, 1969

MORAT - February 5, 1969, Earl D. Morat, of West Lee, age 68 years.

Funeral service will be held from the Martin J. Nunn Funeral Home Saturday. Interment at Point Rock, NY


Morat, Ella May

Roman Citizen
July 22, 1898

Point Rock - The infant daughter of Philip Morat died Sunday. She was buried yesterday.


Morat, Louise C.

Rome Sentinel
December 30, 1937

Miss Louise C. Morat died Wednesday night in the Rome Hospital where she had been receiving treatment for 24 days.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Easily Morat and was born in the town of Annsville near Point Rock, on May 15, 1870. Her whole life had been spent in this section. She was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louis Wicks, Point Rock, a brother, Charles Morat, Westernville, and several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held Saturday. Interment will be made in Point Rock Cemetery.


Morat, Nellie Dukett

Rome Sentinel
March 2, 1962

Mrs. Nellie F. Morat, 63, of Point Rock, died last night in a Rome hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Morat was born January 29, 1899 inMalone, the daughter of Thomas and Ellen White Dukett.

Her first marriage was to the late Theodore Johnrow. Then on June 5, 1945, she was married to Earl D. Morat in Lee Center and had resided in Point Rock for the past 16 years.

Besides her husband, Earl D. Morat, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Aura) Drews of Bartlett, NH, and three sons, Harry Johnrow, Kittery, Maine, Paul Johnrow, New Jersey, and Alfred Johnrow, Boston, Mass.

Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charles Sivalia, of Fulton, and four brothers, Roy Dukett of Syracuse, Fred and Bert Dukett of Castleton, Vt., and William White of Santa Rosa, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at the Martin J. Nunn Funeral Home Monday. Burial will be in Point Rock Cemetery.


Morat, Philip

Rome Sentinel
July 13, 1907

Lee Center - Rev. D. R. smith officiated at the funeral of Philip Morat Thursday at 2 pm at the late home of the deceased near Point Rock. The funeral was very largely attended. The singing was excellent and the floral tributes from the Ladies Aid who attended in a body showed the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was made at Point Rock.


Moster, Carrie Moores

MOSTER - In this city Feb. 25, Carrie Moores, wife of Seymour Moster, aged 30 years. Funeral from the home of Benedict Moster, 125 Third street on Sunday at 12 and from the church at Delta at 2 pm. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Mowers, child

Roman Citizen
July 25, 1898

Lee Center - A child of Stephen Mowers, who resides on the Jay Capron farm, died very suddenly shortly after returning from Rome a few days since. Coroner Nock was notified and pronounced pneumonia to be the cause of death.


Mowers, Charles

Rome Sentinel
October 6, 1903

Point Rock - Charles Mowers of Lewis county, about four miles from Point Rock, died Monday evening aged 68 years. he was born in the town of Lee and had lived in the town of Lewis the past 35 years. He was a millwright and conducted a sawmill for a number of years in Lewis. Forty-two years ago Mr. Mowers married Miss Mary Bork of the town of Lee and she and the following ten children survive: Mrs. C. H. Watters, Rome, Mrs. John F. Counchman, Mrs. Charles E. Hathaway, Mrs. Carl Allen and Mrs. Ralph Day of Oriskany Falls, Seymour Mowers, Solsville, Clark M. Mowers, Athol, Mass., Mrs. Frank Churchhill, Oneida, Eugene and Miss Edith Mowers who live at home; one sister, Mrs. Laura Letsen, whose place of residence is not known. Deceased was a member of the M. E. Church. The funeral will be held at his late home at 10 am and at the Lee Valley Church at 2 pm Thursday.


Mowers, Mary Bork (Golden)

Rome Sentinel
March 10, 1917

Oriskany Falls - Mrs. Mary Bork Mowers died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hatheway, in this villge, on Friday at 1:30 pm. She was the widow of Charles Mowers of Lewis county. Mrs. Mowers was born in New Hartford Sept. 15, 1842, daughter of Parker and Celia Wemple Golden. Her parents died when she was about five years old and she was adopted into the family of the late Christian Bork of the town of Lee. She was married in 1861 and lived on what is known as the gore road in Rome until 1866, when the family removed to what is now known as Fey's Mills in Lewis county, where she resided until the death of her husband in 1902, since which time she had made her home with her children. She was stricken was paralysis Mar. 1, 1915 and was afterward confined to her bed. Mrs. Mowers was the mother of 12 children, two of whom died in infancy. Of those who grew to man and womanhood the oldest, Mrs. Charles Watters of Rome, died three years ago. Those who survive are Mrs. J. Edward Conchman and Mrs. Patrick Carmody of Oneida, Mrs. Charles Hatheway, Mrs. Carl R. Allen and Mrs. Ralph Day of this place, Clark Mowers of Athol, Mass, Eugene Mowers of West Leyden and Seymour Mowers of Canisteo, also 33 grandchildren. Funeral will be from the home of Charles Hatheway.


Monroe, Margaret Bork

Rome Sentinel
May 17, 1926

Westmoreland - Mrs. Margaret A. Monroe, an old resident of this town, passed away this morning in her 80th year, death being due to complications incident to old age. The deceased was born in the town of Lee in 1846, where she married John Monroe, coming to this town to reside, where she had lived for over 60 years. Mr. Monroe died several years ago. She is survived by a nephew and niece, Mr. & Mrs. F. F. Lorin, besides many cousins, to mourn her passing. She was an attendant of the Episcopal Church.


Monroe, John

Rome Sentinel
April 20, 1916

Westmoreland - "Uncle" John Monroe is dead. The end came yesterday at his home in this village where he had lived in retirement for several years, and he will be greatly missed here for a long time to come. "Uncle" John was one of the most genial and companionable men and he lived a busy and interesting life. He was 79 years old. In 1857, when he was 20 years old, Monroe left the home in Sangerfield where he was born and the same year found him at St. Louis with a small company of pioneers and a few hard-earned dollars in his pocket. In the spring of the following year he went up the Missouri River on a flat boat and staked a claim on government land where the city of Omaha now stands. He served for a year or two as Indian agent, acquiring a working knowledge of the Sioux and Cheyenne dialects and then established a trading post for himself.

At this point he numbered among his new friends Billie Cody, scout express rider, and buffalo hunter, and Kit Carson, scout, guide, and Indian fighter. Carson was already a celebrity and Cody, afterward to become famous as Buffalo Bill, was earning his spurs. Both men frequently were entertained at Monroe's camps when he was operating a wagon train between Omaha and Denver and more than once were of great assistance to him in hostile country.

Mr. Monroe conducted his wagon train and trading operations between Omaha and Denver for several years and prospered in spite of the difficulties that had to be overcome. The distance between the two places was 600 miles and he made three trips a year. He and his outriders had many exciting experiences with hostile and thieving Indians, but although his men traveled fully armed he, himself, never carried a gun.

Mr. Monroe returned east in 1863 when he was informed of the death of his grandfather at Sangerfield. In the following year he married Miss Margaret Bork of Lorena and they came to Westmoreland to live. He operated a farm here until 1889 and then he opened the Monroe Hotel, which soon became known as one of the best country hotels in this part of the state. Mr. Monroe made friends easily and his house, during the fifteen years that he conducted it was never dull. When prohibition hit the town some years ago he closed the hotel and retired.

His surviving relatives are his widow, a half-brother Charles Monroe and two half-sisters, Mrs. George Allen of Sangerfield and Mrs. Elizabeth Crouch of Brooklyn.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery at Stokes at the convenience of the family.


Morehouse, Howard James

Rome Sentinel
January 5, 1894

Morehouse - at Rulo, Neb, Dec. 29, 1893, of cholera infantum, Howard James Morehouse, aged 1 yr 5 mos 1 dy, youngest son of Frank & Libbie Morehouse, the latter being a sister of Alfred Allen of Oneida, and Joseph Allen of Delta.


Mott, Silas

Roman Citizen
September 9, 1884

The funeral of S.S. Mott, one of the oldest residents in Lee, New York, was held in the M.E. Church last Sunday, (September 14, 1884) at 11am. Rev. Simpson preached on the occasion, from the words: "The last enemy, Death, shall be destroyed." A full house gathered in to sympathize with the bereaved family. Deceased was 76 years old. He leaves a wife and several children and grandchildren to mourn.


Mott, Susan Hitchcock

Roman Citizen
May 1, 1885

MOTT - At Lee Center, New York, Friday, April 24, 1885, of consumption, Susie Mott, wife of Joseph Mott and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hitchcock, in her 23d year. She leaves a husband and child.


Myers, Charles H.

Rome Sentinel
November 26, 1910

Delta - Coroner G. N. Lehr of Rome was called here on Friday evening to investigate the circumstances of the death of Charles H. Myers of Lee Center. It was found that death resulted from heart trouble with which Mr. Myers had been affected for about two years. Mr. Myers left his home in Lee Center in the afternoon in company with William Windelspecht, to come to the Ragan farm here for a load of cornstalks. While in the field about five o'clock Mr. Myers was seized with heart trouble and expired before medical assistance could be summoned. Mr. Myers was well known in this vicinity and had held several town offices including overseer of the poor for several terms, and at the time of his death he was a member of the Board of Education of Lee Center, and had served as president of the board. Mr. Myers was born in the town of Vienna 64 years ago. In Lee Center 43 years ago he married Emily Somers. They lived in Vienna and North Bay for seven years and then went to Lee Center and have since lived there. He attended the M. E. Church. Mrs. Myers is the only surviving member of the family. The remains were taken in charge by J. B. Wiggins & Son and removed to Mr. Myers late home in Lee Center.


Muckey, John

Roman Citizen
January 5, 1899

John Muckey, aged 80, who lived the life of a hermit in the upper story of the building occupied by George W. Plato at Lee Corners, died on Wednesday. he met with an accident while alone, and his body was badly burned, causing death.

He had given his farm to Mr. Plato for taking care of him in his old age. his whiskers had grown to the length of three feet, and it is said his cap had not been removed from his head in over four years, till Mr. Wiggins took it off to prepare the body for burial. No relatives survive. The funeral was held today.


Mullin, Jeremiah

Utica Herald Dispatch
March 22, 1907

Lee Valley, March 22 - Jeremiah Mullin, aged 77 years and 9 months, died at his home here yesterday of dropsy and heart disease. Mr. Mullin was born in Utica on September 19, 1829. When 13 years old he went to sea and on the brig Tartar went to China. In 1853 he was honorably discharged from the frigate Raritan of the United States Navy. During the War of the Rebellion he was for a time on the bark Amanda and Admiral Farragut's flagship, North Carolina. At the engagement between the Merrimac and Monitor Mr. Mullin was on the steamship Minnesota, which ran aground. To defend the Minnesota the Monitor took her position directly in front of that ship. He was severely injured by the breech of the gun that was operating when it ran in after the discharge. After the war Mr. Mullin returned north and had lived in Lee Valley for over 30 years. He was a member of Starr Post, G. A. R. of Lee Center. Mr. Mullin was twice married. Louise Lighthall was his first wife. Winifred Gilchrist his second. Both were of Utica. The only surviving relatives are one son, John R. Mullin of Lee Valley, and three sisters, Mrs. Viola R. Graves and Mrs. Julia Gardner of Lee, and Mrs. Celia Golly of Rome. The funeral will be held in St. Peters Church in Rome tomorrow with interment in Utica.


Munsell, Anna

Roman Citizen
February 10, 1899

Mrs. Anna Munsell died Wednesday morning at the home of Homer Munsell in Lee, aged 88 years. The cause of death was old age. She was bron in Cobleskill, this state, and at the age of 23 moved to the town of Lee, and had resided there continuously since. Mrs. Mumsell was twice married, her first husband being Abram Burga and her second husband Levi Munsell, who died several years ago. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, Abram Burga of Taberg, and William Munsell of Knoxboro, Mrs. Charles Fuller of Delta, Mrs. E. Briggs of this city and Mrs. Caroline Johnson of Lee Center. The funeral will occur Saturday at the home of Homer Munsell, and interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in the town of Lee.


Murphy, Hattie Allen

Rome Sentinel
December 14, 1939

Mrs. John F. Murphy, 85, one of five persons injured in a two car collison on the Rome West Leyden Road December 5, died at her home, 208 N. George Street, at 12:20 am today.

Her husband and her daughter, Miss N. Zoe Murphy, were among others hurt. Edward N. Main, Clinton newspaper man, suffered a fractured left leg and dislocation and fracture of the left elbow in the accident.

Mrs. Murphy was born in Oriskany Falls on February 1, 1854, daughter of James and Philena Pemberton Allen and was married to Mr. Murphy at Deansboro on November 23, 1880. She had lived in Rome since 1918 and was a member of Calvary Methodist Church.

Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Ward Ringrose, Lee Center, six grandchildren, Fred J. and Willard R. Ringrose and Mrs. Leland Liebi, Rome, Allen E. Ringrose, Greenway, and Spencer W. and Bernard F. Ringrose, Lee Center, and three great-grandchildren, William Robert Ringrose Jr., Catherine M. Ringrose and Jane Lee Liebi.


Murphy, James W.

Rome Sentinel
June 25, 1928

Point Rock - James W. Murphy, highly esteemed farmer, passed away Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He had been ill since February.

Mr. Murphy was born in the town of Lee November 3, 1855, son of the late Wallace and Minerva Murphy. He was educated in the Lee schools and came to Point Rock about forty years ago. He was a farmer by occupation.

He was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Miller of Point Rock about fifty years ago. He attended the Methodist Church and was a man highly respected by a wide circle of friends who will extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Surviving are his wife and one son, William Murphy, who resides at the family homestead, three brothers, George, Frank and John, all of Rome.


Murphy, John F.

Rome Sentinel
January 8, 1945

John F. Murphy, 88, employed by Waterbury Co., Oriskany, for many years, died Saturday afternoon at his home, 208 N. George Street. He had been ill since November.

Born May 10, 1858, in the town of Lee, son of the late Wallace W. and Minerva Ferguson Murphy. His wife, Hattie L. Allen Murphy, died December 14, 1939. They were married in Deansboro and also lived in Point Rock before coming to Rome 18 years ago.

Mr. Murphy was a member of Calvary Methodist Church and the Modern Woodsmen of America.

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Zoe Murphy and Mrs Ella Mae Ringrose, both of Rome, six grandchildren, Fred J. Ringrose, William R. Ringrose, Allen E. Ringrose, Mrs. Leland Liebe, Rome, S/Sgt Spencer W. Ringrose, and S 1/C Bernard F. Ringrose, four great grandchildren, a nephew and niece.


Murphy, Louise Miller

Rome Sentinel
June 14, 1933

Point Rock - Mrs. Louise Miller Murphy, 72, widow of James Murphy, passed away this morning at her home near here after a long illness.

She was born in the town of Ava July 15, 1860, a daughter of the late Adam and Barbara Miller, who were natives of Baden, Germany. She was united in marriage to James Murphy on December 4, 1878. Her entire life had been spent in this vicinity. She was a member of Point Rock Methodist Church, and of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. Mr. Murphy passed away five years ago this month.

Survivng are one son, William Murphy, at home, four brothers, John of Holland Patent, Frank of Brookfield, William of Oriskany Falls, and Ernest of Ava, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fox of Rome, Mrs. Carrie Trainor of Syracuse and Mrs. Rose Smith of Point rock and several nieces and nephews.


Muscott, John M.

Rome Sentinel
April 22, 1891

Lee Center Notes - The news has been received here of the death in Moamouth, Oregon, March 27, of John M. Muscott, a native of the town of Lee, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 11 days. In 1835 deceased commenced the study of law in the office of the late Israel Smith of Delta, and practiced law in both Oneida and Lewis counties. He was a man of wide reading, an able debater and ready writer. In politics he was a stanch Democrat. Of the deceased a Lyons, Kas. Journal speaks as follows: ‘The sad news of the major’s death reached his daughter in this city, Mrs. L. N. Kentner, last Saturday, and cast a gloom of sorrow over the household. Mr. Muscott was one of the oldest settlers in Rice County, coming here way back in the ‘70’s. He shared the hardships of the early pioneer days with others of his family. He was a lawyer by profession and had an extensive practice for several years. A few years ago he went to Oregon and lived with his son until death parted them. L. N. Kentner and family are the only relatives remaining in this county.’


Myer, Emily Somers

Rome Sentinel
March 31, 1913

Mrs. Emily Myer died this morning at 2 o'clock, aged 69 years, after a four months illness. Her husband, Charles H. Myer, died Nov. 25, 1910. She is survived by four sisters and one brother, Mrs. P. Wilkenson, Mrs. D. C. Park, Mrs. L. F. Wentworth, Charles Somers, all of Lee Center, and Mrs. F. E. Wilson of Syracuse. The deceased was a member of the M. E. Church and Ladies Aid Society and was devoted to the cause and an earnest, Christian worker. Quiet in demeanor, she yet won her way to the hearts of all who knew her and she will be sadly missed. She was a lifelong resident of Lee Center, the acquaintance or friend of nearly every one in the place and her death is generally mourned. The sincere sympathy of friends is extended to the bereaved relatives. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the house and at 2 at the M. E. Church.


Myers, Camilus A.

Rome Sentinel
March 24, 1955

Camilus A. Myers, 1138 Downer Ave., Utica, former Point Rock resident, died last night in a Rome hospital. He had been in poor health for the past five years and seriously ill for five weeks.

The son of Frank and Monica Goodhines Myers, he was born in West Leyden. On Oct 3, 1911, in Utica, he married the former Carrie Peter and after their marriage the couple resided in Point Rock for three years before moving to Utica where they had since lived.

Mr. Myers oeprated a grocery store on Downer Ave for over 20 years before retiring about 15 years ago.

He was a member of Grave Episcopal Church and of Liberty Lodge F & AM.

Surviving besides his wife are two brothers, Joseph and Albert A. Myers, both of Utica, a sister, Mrs. Theresa Kirk, Constableville, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Myers, Carrie Peter

Rome Sentinel
March 9, 1970

Mrs. Camilus (Carrie A.) Myers, 78, a native of Point Rock, who had lived at 1138 Downer Ave., Utica, died Saturday at the Genesee Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born August 18, 1891, daughter of William and Rosena Sauer Peter. She had lived her younger life in Point Rock and was married to Mr. Myers October 3, 1911. After their marriage the couple moved to Utica, where Mrs. Myers was employed by the Globe Knitting Mill for several years. Later the couple operated a grocery store on Downer Ave. for a number of years. Mr. Myers died March 23, 1955.

Mrs. Myers was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Utca, and of the OES.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Jennie) Paine, Lee Center, and Mrs. Bertha Paine, Utica.


Myers, Susanna Shaver

Rome Sentinel
October 6, 1917

Mrs. Oliver Myers, 83, died last night at her home in Lorena after a long illness. Mrs. Myers was formerly Miss Susanna Shaver and practically all her life had been spent in the town of Lee where she was married to Daniel Wagar, who died 35 years ago. her second marriage was with Oliver Myers. They resided for a number of years on what is known as the Reservoir farm at Stokes and several years ago removed to Lorena. She is survived by her husband and several nieces.


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