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Paddock, Susie Fox

Rome Sentinel
February 10, 1960

South Trenton - Mrs. Susie Paddock, 83, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Wheeler, after a long illness. She was born in the town of Ava June 20, 1876, daughter of Peter and Lillie Thornton Fox. She and George I. Paddock were married November 11, 1896. He died May 8, 1953.

Her early life was spent in the towns of Ava and Western and later at Marcy and Deerfield, where she resided 30 years, before coming to South Trenton 13 years ago.

She was a member of the North Gage Methodist Church, Steuben Grange, Oneida County Pomona, State and National Granges. Surviving besides the daughter there are four sons, Lynn, Brookfield, Lyle, Barneveld, Leon and Earl, Remsen, a sister, Mrs. Matie Freeman, Rome, a brother, Leon Fox, Westernville, 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Paine, Betty Violet

Rome Sentinel
July 15, 1938

Stung by a bee while on an automobile ride with her parents, Betty Violet Paine, 14 year old Utica girl, died at Waterville within 15 minutes.

Miss Paine, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Paine, 2209 Caroline St., Utica, both formerly of Point Rock, and her cousins, Cletus and Beatrice Paine, left the family home about 7:30 last night for a ride.

The family drove through Waterville and were about two miles south of that place when the girl was stung by a bee. She immediately became seriously ill and was rushed to a doctor in Waterville.

She failed to revive, became unconscious in a few minutes and died in about 15 minutes after being stung.

Dr. Gordon A. Holden, Utica coroner, was called. He was operating today and was not available for comment on the girl's death.

Miss Paine was born in Utica August 10, 1923. She attended the Lincoln School there until two years ago and was graduated from Yorkville Grammar School this June with high honors. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Yorkville and had been a Girl Scout.

Her mother was the former Bertha E. Peter of Point Rock.

Miss Paine was beloved by her teachers, schoolmates and friends. She often visited in Point Rock and was well known there, in Lee Center, and in Rome.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Marian Grace, 18 months old, a grandmother, Mrs. Rosena Peter, Point Rock, two uncles, LeRoy Paine, Rome, and Harold W. Paine, Point Rock, three aunts, Mrs. C. A. Myers, Utica, Mrs. Harold W. Paine, Point Rock, and Mrs. R. W. Pritchard, Lee Center and several cousins.

The body was taken to the McLean funeral home at Waterville and later, in charge of Clarence W. Trainor, West Leyden, to the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Paine, at Point Rock, where friends may call at their convenience.


Paine, Frank

Rome Sentinel
February 8, 1932

Point Rock - This community was saddened on Sunday afternoon when it became known that Frank Paine had passed away very suddenly at the home of his son, Harold W. Paine, in Point Rock at the age of 67 years. Mr. Paine had not been in the best of health for several weeks but had been up and about his usual work.

Frank Paine was a son of the late W. R. and Elmira Tucker Paine and was born at Owego September 7, 1864. He was formerly engaged in carpenter work and was considered a very efficient workman. For the past 23 years he had lived in the town of Lee and had been engaged in farming.

He was one of the best known men in Lee. He was a good citizen, quiet in manner, a man of integrity and character and won the respect and esteem of all who knew him

Mr. Paine was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary Ellen Wells to whom he was united in marriage at Forestport. Her death occurred in 1896. Mr. Paine, who was left with three small sons, from the ages of 13 months to six years, kept the home and tenderly cared for and brought up the children himself.

In 1909 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Agnes McCorduck in Vernon. Mr. Paine was an attendant of the M. E. Church.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Harold W. Paine, Point Rock, Robert E. Paine, Utica, LeRoy Paine, Rome, eight grandchildren, also a brother Willis Paine, Utica, and a sister, Mrs. Edgar Bogart, Providence, RI.


Paine, Roebrt E.

Rome Sentinel
January 26, 1955

Robert E. Paine, 62, brother of LeRoy Paine, 823 Croton St., died Tuesday at his home, 2214 Caroline St., Yorkville.

Other survivors include his wife, the former Bertha Peters, a daughter, Marian, at home, another brother, Harold W., Point Rock, two stepsisters, Mrs. William Griffith, New York Mills, and Mrs. William Alderice, Yorkville, two uncles, William Paine, Utica, and Milo Wells, Remsen, and several nieces nephews and cousins.

Mr. Paine was born in Forestport April 2, 1892, the son of Frank E. and Mary Ellen Wells Paine, and received his education in Forestport, Alder Creek and Hawkinsville schools.

On June 25, 1919, at Lee Center, he married Bertha Peters with the Rev. Arthur Myers performing the cermony. Following their marriage the couple lived at Point Rock until 30 years ago when they moved to Yorkville.

Mr. Paine was a carpenter and builder and at the time of his death was engaged in construction of walk-in coolers for various area concerns.

A member of the Point Rock Methodist Church, Mr. Paine was greatly instrumental in spearheading many church and cemetery improvements.

While residing in Yorkville he attended the Christian Spiritualist Church.

He was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F& AM, Lee Center, and a director of the Point Rock Cemetery Association.


Palmer, Rhoda Magwood

Roman Citizen
August 24, 1877

Lee center Notes - Mrs. Rhoda Palmer, formerly Mrs. Magwood, died on Saturday last, at the residence of Mr. Chesebro Palmer, at Coal Hill. Her funeral was held yesterday at the house, and Rev. D. Ballou of Utica preached on the occasion.


Park, Cornelia Somers

Rome Sentinel
February 21, 1923

Ridge Mills - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. E. Cleveland, Ridge Mills, at 9:45 o'clock this forenoon, occurred the death of Mrs. Cornelia Park, aged 75. Her death was caused by heart trouble. She had not been very well of late, although she had been up and about the house up to Tuesday evening. The fatal attack came during the morning hours. Her maiden name was Cornelia E. Somers and she was born in Lee Center. Her husband Dewit Park died in July 1918. All of her life had been spent in Lee Center, with the exception of the past four years, during which time she made her home with her daughter. Mrs. Park is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cleveland. She leaves two grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Hellig Jr., and Neil Cleveland; also several nieces and nephews. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wilson and Mrs. Clara Wentworth of Rome, who are spending the winter in Florida and one brother, Charles Somers of Rome. Mrs. Parks was a member of the Lee Center M. E. Church. She was quiet and unassuming and was a lover of her home. She will be missed by her many friends.


Park, George

January 21, 1910
Rome Sentinel

George W. Park, aged 80 years, died on Thursday morning at his home, 107 Elk Street, Syracuse, after a brief illness. He was well known in this vicinity and had an interesting history. Mr. Park was the son of William Park and Sarah Ford Park. His father was a revolutionary soldier who removed from Massachusetts to Lee Center about the year 1815. He was one of the first settlers in that region and was the first to build a log cabin on the site of what is now known as Lee Center. The subject of this sketch, George W. Park, was born at that place on May 9, 1830, and resided there till he was about twenty years old. He then went south and for a time was engaged in school teaching there. Later, with two brothers, he went by prarie schooner across the southern states, touching fourteen different ones on the trip to Missouri, where they located on a farm. This was during the exciting times of the slavery question and on account of the activity and sentiments of the brothers in favor of Lincoln's election, they, with others, were seized and locked up till the polls closed on election day. The feeling against the supporters of Lincoln was so strong that Mr. Park and his brothers decided to move to Illinois where they remained for about 25 years. In 1885 Mr. Park came back to Lee Center to reside and continued to live there till 1897 when he removed to Syracuse to give his children better school opportunities. The surviving relatives are Mr. Park's wife, Mrs. Elestine F. Park, three sons and two daughtters, Attorney George F. Park of Syracuse, Charles T. and H. Harold Park, who are connected with the Solvay Process Company of Syracuse and are located at Ensley, Ala., Mrs. Beulah E. Hawley of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miss Mabel E. Park of Syracuse. he also leaves a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Helen Kenyon and DeWitt C. Park of Lee Center, and William A. Park of Camden. The family have the sympathy of many friends in this vicinity who well remember Mr. Park for his many good qualities. The remains will be brought to this city and taken to Lee Center, where the funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Kenyon. Interment will be made in the Lee Center Cemetery.


Park, Henry

Rome Sentinel
August 6, 1887

Henry Park, late of Atlantic City, NJ, died this morning of consumption at the home of his half-brother, M. H. Fisk, No. 251 E. Dominick Street, aged 51 years and six months. The deceased was a son of the late Harvey Park of Lee, and was born in that town. About the year 1860 he became a resident of Rome and studied law in the office of Beach & Bailey. He had lived in New Jersey for fourteen years. About seven weeks ago he came to Rome. He felt that the hand of death was upon him and he wanted to die in his native county. He leaves three young children, and two sisters, Mrs. Sheldon Mitchell and Mrs. Martha Tuttle of this city.


Park, Sarah Ford

Rome Sentinel
September 28, 1874
Lee Centre Notes:

On Monday last, death visited our quiet village again and removed from our midst Mrs. Wm. Park. In this hour of common sorrow it seems needless to say that, to the aged and bereaved husband, or weeping children, this loss of a christian wife and kind mother is irreparable.


Park, William A.

Rome Sentinel
September 20, 1880
Lee Centre Notes:

William Park died at Lee Centre, Sept. 19, in his 92nd year. Mr. Park came from Berkshire county, Mass, in 1795, and with the exception of about one and one-half years, he has lived in Lee since that time. He settled on the farm now occupied by Chas. L. Stedman, one mile east of Lee Centre. He raised a family of ten children, seven of whom are now living, viz: Mrs. David Young, Mrs. Orrin Kenyon, DeWitt C. Park and William A. Park, of Lee Centre; Mrs. Charles Elmer of Delta; John Q. Parks of Minnesota Falls, Minnesota, and George W. Park of Prophetstown, Illinois. Deceased was one of the foremost citizens of Lee in his day. He was supervisor of his town thirteen consecutive years. He was also Justice of the Peace three terms and held other offices of honor and trust. Mr. Park led an honored and useful life, and was highly respected by all. The funeral will take place in Lee Centre Wednesday at 1 pm.

Rome Sentinel
October 5, 1880

(Lengthy write-up, front page, same basic information as obit following but a little less family history)

(Probably Roman Citizen but name of paper and date not indicated on clipping. Copies of this time period not found on microfilm at Jervis Library.)

The late William Park was the youngest child born to the late Jacob Park of Sangerfield, Berkshire county, Mass. William was born in said town on the 27th day of April, 1789, and died in Lee on the evening of the 19th of Sept. 1880, at the uncommon age of 91-1/2 years. The widowed mother, in 1795, took six of her children and removed from Massachusetts to that part of Oneida County known as Steuben and located a farm at what was then called the west end of the settlement. The farm is now owned and occupied by G. W. Stedman. At the age of (21), in 1810, William and his elder brother, the late Abijah Park, purchased a farm embracing lands upon which are our main public buildings, including the churches, stores and various shops and places of business, except the grist and saw mills and the tannery. Lee Center then had no name in history but was known as the Western Settlement between the Eastern civilization and Canada. In 1812 Lee had been incorporated and admitted among the towns in the county. During this year Mr. Park volunteered and went to Sackett's Harbor at the call of his country, stayed three months and returned to his home. In 1814 he again went and stayed forty days. He gave the grounds upon which the Union Church was built in 1819 to the Union Eccelsiastical Society to be kept forever for their use as a church, and also gave the town authority, subsequently, to build a hall in the basement, and guaranteed the right of way. In 1861, at the breaking out of the rebellion, his patriotic ardor broke forth, and his boys heard him say that if he was young again he would shoulder his musket and start for the field of deadly conflict. Dewit, his oldest son at home, taking the hint, enlisted, and John, an older brother, then in the west, enlisted. Subsequently, when the draft came, William, the boy at home, was drawn. The father needed his help and raised $300, the draft money. In 1817, Mr. Park, although quite young, was held in such esteem by his fellow citizens, that he was elected to the office of Supervisor of Lee, and for fourteen successive years he was re-elected to that office. He had gained the entire confidence of his townsmen and from time to time other important offices of trust were conferred upon him. He was estensively known and respected throughout the county. He was always temperate in his habits, strictly upright and honest in his dealings with his fellow man. As a magistrate or justice of the peace sitting to arbitrate between parties, his only aim was to ascertain what was just. He was rigidly impartial, giving his opinions fearlessly. It may be said of him, in his deals, that with him 99 cents didn't make a dollar and 101 cents made more than a dollar, and he was willing to give and receive a just dollar. He was a father of eleven children, seven of whom survive him, and they have families of their own. There are several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, but distance and cares have prevented them from being present at the funeral. The aged patricarch lived to see the sixth generation. Notwithstanding his age and feebleness, and the infirmities of human nature during his last sickness and suffering, the coming Presidential delection occupied his mind, and never in any intercourse with him have I seen him more interested in any election that he was in that of November next. He was highly delighted at the results in Maine, and wished that Garfield and Arthur would be elected.


Parker, child

Roman Citizen
August 18, 1876

Lee Center Notes - Mr. Parker, living near Mr. A. J. Wilkinson's, buried a child two years old today. The M. E. pastor preached or spoke comforting words to the parents and friends who mourned on the occasion at the house.


Parmalee, Helen E. Perry

Utica Observer October 10, 1907 Rome - Mrs. Helen E. Parmalee died at 9 o'clock last night at her home at Lee Valley, aged 55 years. Heart disease was the cause of death. She was apparently as well as usual at 3 pm when she commenced to complain of pains in different parts of her body, but she prepared her supper as usual, after which she failed rapidly. Dr. T. H. Cox was summoned from Lee Center, but Mrs. Parmalee died just before he arrived. She was born in Richmondville, Schoharie county, and 27 years ago married. They came to Rome and lived here till 15 years ago when they moved to the farm where she died. Besides the husband, she leaves three children, William, Charles and George, at home, and four brothers, Professor Henry A. Perry of New York, Edward, William and Charles Perry of this city. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Rome.


Peck, Mary Hannah

Rome Sentinel
November 28, 1927

Mary Hannah Peck, only child of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Peck, 703 Turin Street, died Sunday morning following an illness of a week, death resulting from intestinal poisoning. She was born May 11, 1922. She attended the beginners department of the First M. E. Church. Funeral services will be held at the family residence. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


Peck, Oliver

Rome Sentinel
February 18, 1901

Delta, Feb. 18 - The funeral of Oliver Peck was held from his late home on Friday at 2 pm, Rev. Dr. H. H. Peabody of Rome, officiating. The bearers were John Pendorf, James Peacock, Henry Teelin and Cassius H. Halstead, all nephews of the deceased. The remains were deposited in Wiggins vault. Mr. Peck had lived in this vicinity for the past five years and had in that time made many friends. He united with the Baptist Church in Oswasso, Michigan and had been an earnest member of that denomination.


Pelton, Mrs. William

Roman Citizen
March 14, 1898

Lee - Mrs. William Pelton, aged about 60 years, died from typhoid pneumonia at the home of her son, Herbert Pelton of Annsville, on Saturday. She had been a resident of this place nearly all her life and was much respected. She is survived by her husband and three children, Herbert and Charles of Annsville, and one daughter of Rome.


Perkins, Hannah

Clinton Courier

December 29, 1932

Mrs. Hannah Perkins, wife of the late Augustus Perkins, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Damon in Clark Mills last Thursday.

The deceased was born in Germany in 1858 and came to this country when 13 years of age. She had resided in Franklin Springs for several years prior to moving to Clark Mills 16 years ago.

Besides the daughter mentioned, Mrs. Perkins leaves one son, George Perkins of Buffalo, and several grandchildren. She was a member of the Clinton Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternon and interment was made in the Stokes Cemetery.


Perry, George H.

Roman Citizen
November 4, 1891

The many friends of George H. Perry will be pained to learn of his sudden death at Sibley, Iowa, September 12, 1891, which is another illustration of the slender thread that exists between this life and the one to come. The words of the Savior 'Ye know not when the son of man cometh' are symbolical of the uncertainty of life. The circumstances attending the death of Mr. Perry are as follows: The deceased had been tending to his daily duties as usual, and aside from slight complaints had seemed to enjoy good health for a person at his age. Upon the day of his death he was engaged in light work about the house and seemed in good spirits. He was last seen alive about 3 o'clock, and not appearing at tea time, search was instituted and his lifeless remains were found in an outhouse of his son-in-law, W. J. Miller. A doctor was summoned and gave it as his opinion that deceased had been dead several hours, and that death had been instantaneous and painless.

George H. Perry was born in Lee, Oneida county, NY, in 1819. He was married in 1842 to his first wife, who died six years ago. He remarried three years since to his present wife, who survives him. The deceased was the father of nine children, seven of whom survive and were present at the funeral, which was held at the residence of deceased September 15, and was conducted by Rev. Stoddard of Primghan and Rev. Hansom of Sibley.

Mr. Perry sustained a character above reproach and was universally beloved and esteemed by his neighbors and friends. He was a man of sterling integrity, upright and strictly honest, and a most kind and loving husband and father. his death is a particularly sad blow to his family. May they all be reunited on the golden shores of eternity.


Perry, Mary L. Hawley

Roman Citizen
August 7, 1885

PERRY - In Sibley, Iowa, July 8, 1885, Mrs. MARY L. PERRY.

Mrs. Mary L. Perry, wife of George H. Perry and daughter of the late Tilness Hawley, of Potsdam, New York, was born in Rome, Oneida Co., N.Y., February 9, 1821. When 21 years of age she became the wife of Mr. Perry, and removed to the town of Lee, where she remained about 21 years, and where six of her nine children were born. In 1865 she removed to Potsdam, NY, where she and her husband lived until October of last year, when Mr. Perry removed from Potsdam to Sibley, Iowa. Her sickness was paralysis, a stroke of which she received about two years ago, and from which she never fully recovered. Last November she received another shock, which rendered her entirely helpless for six weeks. When spring days came, she revived, and hopes were entertained of her final recovery, but repeated shocks of the disease blasted all hopes of friends by her death, which occurred on the 8th of July last in the presence of her children living in Sibley; and on the 10th of July, 1885 her remains were interred in the Sibley cemetery. The removal of this beloved companion, mother and friend, causes weeping and mourning in a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.


Philbrick, Leonard Vernon

Rome Sentinel
March 18, 1954

Taberg - Leonard Vernon Philbrick, 35, Taberg, died following an accident yesterday at Griffiss Air Force Base.

He was born September 18, 1918 in the town of Mexico, son of Harvey and Eva Simmons Philbrick.

He served in World War II enlisting in the Army in April 1942. Serving in the European Theater, he attained the rank of sergeant

In July 1951 he married Frances Burke in Lee Center.

Mr. Philbrick was a member of the Point Rock Fish and Game Club.

Surviving are his wife, three children, his parents, also of Taberg, three sisters, Mrs. Robert McManus, Rossie, Mrs.Lawrence Prosser, Taberg, Mrs. Arthur Rude, Taberg, four uncles and four aunts and several cousins, nieces and nephews.


Phillips, Phila Felton

Roman Citizen
April 18, 1884

PHILLIPS - In Delta, New York, April 9, 1884, Mrs. Phila Phillips, aged 80.

Delta Items

Mrs. Phila Phillips died last Wednesday at the advanced age of 80 years. Her funeral was held last Friday morning, after which the remains were taken to Canastoga for interment. Her father, Robert Felton, was one of the pioneer settlers of this town, or what was then called "away up the Mohawk river, away beyond Fort Stanwix, inhabited by bears, wolves and Indians."


Plattler, Matthew

Rome Sentinel
October 24, 1910

Lee Valley - The news of the death of Matthew Plattler of Camden was received with sorrow by his friends here. When a young man Mr. Plattler was a resident of this place. He was of a kind disposition and very much thought of by his many friends here, who extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.


Pique, Marques

Roman Citizen
December 7, 1877

Lee Center Items - The funeral of Mr. Marques Pique was held in the M. E. Church yesterday at 11 o'clock. Rev. James Stanton preached on the occasion. This is the first funeral held in the new church. The deceased leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. Daygert, to mourn; he was 66 years old. He fell in a fit and lay about two hours before help came on Sabbath morning, and died soon after.


Potter, Augustus S.

Roman Citizen
February 6, 1885

Mr. Augustus S. Potter died of consumption at the residence of his son-in-law, H.C. Morton, in Rome, NY, January 19, 1885, aged 63 years, 10 months and 10 days. He had been in feeble health about a year, but was confined to his bed only about four weeks. He bore his sufferings very patiently and was conscious to the last, talking pleasantly to those around him. He was a firm believer in the salvation of all men. He was born in Lee, NY, and, in early life, held the position of post master for a number of years. In 1846 he was married to Cornelia M. Putnam, eldest daughter of David. Putnam. In 1848 he went to Delta and purchased a tannery and shoe shop, which were conducted by him seccessfully for several years. He was a resident of town of Lee until about fifteen years previous to his death, when he removed to Verona and there resided three years. From there he went to Rome, where he lived until the time of his death. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. F.M. Bowman and Mrs. H.C. Morton of Rome.


Potter, Nelson

Roman Citizen
March 22, 1878

Lee Center Items - Mr. Nelson Potter, an old resident of Lee, died recently at the residence of his son-in-law, Levi Cook, in Brookfield Settlement. Deceased was about seventy years old.


Potter, O. M.

Rome Semi-Weekly
May 11, 1899

Lee Center - O. M. Potter died very suddenly at his home on Main Steet at about 3:30 oclock Wednesday morning. Death was the result of a stroke of Apoplexy. The deceased was about 60 years of age and had always resided in this town. He was a soldier in the late civil war and a prominent member of the G.A.R. in which society he will be greatly missed. In politics he was a staunch Republican and held the office of constable for many years. Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Mrs. Brennen of Rome, Mrs. Frank Terry of New York and Newton Potter of Taberg, also two sisters, Mrs. J. I. Sayles and Miss Potter of Rome. The funeral will be held at the church Saturday at 1 pm.


Powell, N. L.

Lee Center - Jan. 8 (1917) - The funeral of N. L. Powell, who died very suddenly at about 4 o’clock Sunday morning will be held privately at his late residence Wednesday at 1 o’clock pm, Rev. C. Lloyd officiating. In the death of Mr. Powell Lee center loses one of its best citizens. If there was thing more than another that predominated his nature it was his genial temperament and sunny disposition. He was a friend to all and all were his friends. The sincere sympathy of the entire community will be extended to the relatives and especially to the wife who is and has been seriously ill herself for a number of weeks.

Mr. Powell was born in McConnellsville October 4, 1848. December 9, 1875 he married Miss Nettie Waters of Bartlett and they lived at McConnellsville for a time, and then came to Rome, living here 24 years. About 26 years ago they went to Lee Center. For 13 years he operated the Lee Center stage. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John Ritter, Mrs. Charles A. G. Scothon and Miss Florence Powell, all of Lee Center, and two brothers and three sisters, George of McConnellsville and Fred of North Bay, Mrs. Anna Woodard of North Bay, Mrs. Ada Paddock of Fulton, and Mrs. Myra Klock of St. Johnsville and two grandchildren, Earl Waters Scothon and Florence Gertrude Scothon of Lee Center.

Mr. Powell who had been attending his sick wife, collapsed a few minutes after he had reclined on a couch to rest. Dr.. T. H. Cox was hurriedly summoned but Mr. Powell died before the physician’s arrival. Coroner Teller said death was due to heart disease.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Powers, E. D.

Roman Citizen
November 17, 1876

This (Thursday) morning at 3 o'clock, Mr. E. D. Powers died of congestion of the lungs. Deceased was taken ill last Friday, but did not fully realize his danger until Monday, when congestion set in, which baffled all efforts to cure. Mr. P. was 62 years of age, leaving a feeble wife, a daughter and one son to mourn.


Powers, Harris

Utica Morning Herald
May 23, 1859

A correspondent at Lee Center furnished us the particulars relative to the sudden death of a lad named Harris Powers at that place on the 19th instant. It will be remembered that the Lee Center Hotel was burned down last summer - The site was purchased by Mr. Benjamin West, who proposed to erect another hotel. On Thursday afternoon the raising of the frame came off, and the usual quantity of whisky was furnished. Among those who drank was the son of Mr. Powers, about twelve years of age, and in consequence of the quantity of burning stuff taken into his stomach, the lad expired in an hour.

Various stories are afloat as to the amount of whisky he drank, and it is even said he was importuned to partake by those who should have known better. There should be no hesitation in pronouncing that the man who would urge a child to drink strychnined whisky an accessory to a murder, and we hope for the credit of humanity the story in this particular is incorrect. The young boy is described as a very bright, intelligent lad, and his sudden death has cast a painful gloom over the community.


Powers, Sarah T. Wilson Tracy

Roman Citizen
March 21, 1891

Lee Center notes - Sarah T., wife of Isaiah B. Powers of this village, died at 4 pm yesterday, aged 75 years, 1 month and 3 days. She had for over a year been a great sufferer with senile gangrene of the foot.

She was born at Belcher in this town, February 15, 1816. She was twice married, first to Frederick J. Tracy of Rome, February 10, 1840. He died on October 25, 1848. By him she had three children, Frederick N., who is a resident of this town, Persus, who died at the age of nine years, and Helen, who died at the age of twenty-four years. On June 16, 1852, she married Isaiah B. Powers of Lee, with whom she lived until her death. With the exception of four years she lived in the town during her entire life. Aside from her husband and son she leaves one sister, Asenath Williams, of Utica, and two brothers. Her funeral will be held at her late residence on Saturday. Interment will be made in West Branch Cemetery


Pratt, Emeline

Rome Sentinel
April 14, 1879

Mrs. Emeline Pratt, wife of the late Dr. Pratt, died of bilious pneumonia at 8 pm Friday. She was a member of the M. E. Church for many years. She leaves a son and a daughter. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev. Mr. Ochampaugh preached a good sermon from Rev. 14-13. She was aged 68 years. Her remains were deposited in the Lee Centre Cemetery.


Pratt, Jay

Roman Citizen
July 7, 1888

PRATT - At Lee Center, July 4, 1888, Jay Pratt, age 35 yrs


Pratt, Silas

Roman Citizen
October 27, 1865

PRATT - Dr. Silas Pratt of Lee Center, New York, died suddently on Monday morning


Preller, Sarah

Rome Sentinel
February 24, 1893

Point Rock, Feb. 23 - Sarah Preller, aged 67, wife of Augustus Preller of this place, died suddenly on Monday about 8 pm of pneumonia after an illness of but a few hours. The deceased was a sister of the late Mrs. H. J. Hitchcock of Lee Center. Aside from her husband she leaves one son, F. C. York who resides at Lee Center. Her funeral was held today at 2 pm at the church.


Preston, Abigail

Roman Citizen
October 23, 1889

Mrs. Abigail Preston, mother of Mrs. Seth E. Byam of this city, died at the home of her son, Clark W. Preston, in Lee, Satruday evening. Deceased was aged 79 years, 8 months and 15 days, and the greater portion of that time she resided in the town where she died. Her husband, Zerah Preston, died in 1870. Mrs. Preston was a lady of pure christian character, and endeared herself by her kind disposition and cherry manner to all with whom she came in contact. For several years she had been in poot health, but her usual rugged nature kept her up and about till a few weeks ago, when she sustained a shock to her nervous system from a fall that compelled her to take to the bed on which she died. Besides the son and daughter mentioned above, she leaves another son, Oren A. Preston, of Camden, and three brothers, A. M. and Samuel Johnson, of Albert Lea, Minn., and Stephen Johnson of Carthage, Mo.

The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at the Lee Valley Church, Rev. A. A. Pierce of Lee Center officiating. The attendance was very large. The remains were laid beside those of her late husband in the little cemetery adjoining the church.


Pritchard, Charles Enoch

Rome Sentinel
October 23, 1933

Point Rock - Charles Enoch Pritchard, 76, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of this community, died Saturday evening at the home of his son, Richard Pritchard, after a long period of ill health.

Charles Enoch Pritchard was a son of the late Ebenezer and Roxana Salsbury Pritchard and was born in the town of Lee September 19, 1857. He had lived in Lee all his life where he was engaged in farming, with the exception of two years, when he conducted the stage coach from Rome to Constableville. This was about 40 years ago and Mr. Pritchard made the trip daily with teams of horses. During the time when he was engaged in this work he resided in West Leyden.

On New Years Day 1879 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Streun, whose death occured December 12, 1923. Mr. Pritchard attended the Point Rock M. E. Church.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Roland Wood of Point Rock, Mrs. John Casbaker of Rome, Richard Pritchard of Lee Center, Mrs. Lydia Smith of Point Rock, Mrs. John Greindl of Camden, 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one nephew, William Pritchard, Rome.


Pritchard, Charles Eugene

Rome Sentinel
November 8, 1913

The body of Charles Eugene Pritchard, 30 years old, a son of Mr and Mrs. Enoch Pritchard, who live on the road leading from Lee Center to Point Rock, was found in a field between Point Rock and Glenmore. A repeating shot gun lay between the man's legs. Whether it was a case of accident or suicide in unknown.

Mr. Pritchard was born on his father's farm and always lived there, working for his father most of the time. Occasionally he worked by the day in that locality and all his life was passed in that immediate vicinty.

Besides his parents, Mr. Pritchard leaves one brother, Richard, of Lee Center, and five sisters, Mrs. John Casbacker, Point Rock, Lydia Pritchard, at home, Mrs. Clinton Darling, Lee Center, Bertha, at home, and Mrs. Roland Wood, Taberg.


Pritchard, John O.

Rome Sentinel
November 27, 1929

John O. Pritchard, 75, resident of 312 W.Liberty Street, who has been receiving treatment in a Utica hospital for the past few months, passed away there at 4:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Evan Pritchard and was born in Western 75 years ago last July. When a young man his parents moved to Lee and that town was his home for many years. He was engaged in farming and later conducted a general store in Lee Center for a period of 10 years. He sold the store 13 years ago and came to Rome to reside.

He was married 51 years ago in Lee to Maria Butler of Ontario, Canada. She died in 1920. He is survived by one son, William R. Pritchard of this city, and one brother, C. E. Pritchard of Point Rock


Pritchard, Maria A. Butler

Rome Sentinel
July 21, 1920

At her home, 201 W. Liberty Street, at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, occurred the death of Maria A., wife of John O. Pritchard, following a period of failing health of the past four years, she having suffered from an affection of the heart. She had not been confined to the bed, however, and had been walking about the house five minutes previous to her passing away.

Mrs. Pritchard's maiden name was Butler. She was born near Ottawa, Canada, 68 years ago, and at the age of 14 years went to the town of Lee to make her home with a brother, later on returning to her home in Canada. She married Mr. Pritchard of Ava Corners about 43 years ago.. The family had made its home here for eight years, but had resided here for shorter periods of time previously. Mrs. Pritchard had been a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church, her name having been transferred to the roll of the First M. E. Church of this city. She was highly respected by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, a son, William W. Pritchard, at home, a brother, Frederick Butler who resides near Ottawa, Canada, and a nephew, James Butler, an attendant at the Rome State School



Pritchard, Mary L. Streun

Rome Sentinel
Deember 13, 1923

Point Rock - Mrs. Enoch Pritchard who suffered a paralytic stroke a few weeks ago passed into rest at her home near here Wednesday morning.

Mary L. Streun was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Streun and was born in Lee July 1, 1856 and her whole life with the exception of two years in West Leyden has been passed in this town. At Delta in 1879 she was united in marriage to C. Enoch Pritchard, who survives, with the following children: Mrs. Minnie Wood of Lee Center, Mrs. Nellie Casbaker of Rome, Richard Pritchard, Mrs. Ellen Darling and Mrs. Lydia Smith of Point Rock, and Mrs. Bertha Griendle of Rome, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Jenny and Clara Sawyer of Rome, and Mrs. Isabelle Willson of Lee Center, three brothers, John, George and Frank Streun, all of Lee Center.

Mrs. Pritchard was of a very quiet home loving disposition and will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends.


Pritchard, Nina B. Peters

Rome Sentinel
March 1, 1967

Point Rock - Mrs. Nina B. Pritchard, 74, of Sulphur Springs Road, Town of Lee, died Tuesday in a Rome hospital where she had been a patient four months.

She was born in the town of Annsville July 8, 1892, daughter of William and Rosena Sauer Peters, and she attended school in Point Rock. She and Richard W. Pritchard were married March 7, 1911 in Lee Center.

They settled on Sulphur Springs Road where they owned and operated a farm. Mr. Pritchard died April 27, 1964 For the past two years Mrs. Pritchard lived with a daughter, Mrs. Frank Donai, Stokes.

She was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church and the WSCS.

Also surviving are two sons, Bertrand W. of Lee Center, and Richard C. of Ava, 17 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Myers and Mrs. Bertha Paine, both of Utica, and Mrs. Harold (Jennie) Paine, Lee Center.


Pritchard, William

Rome Sentinel
January 25, 1875

The funeral services of William Pritchard who died on Friday were held on Sunday at the residence of his father. I did not learn particulars. Mr. Pritchard was a very promising young man and will be widely mourned.


Pritchard, William Richard

Rome Sentinel
September 1, 1949

William Richard Pritchard, 70, 202 W. Liberty St., died yesterday in the Ideal Convalescent Home where he had been a patient for the past three weeks.

Born October 2, 1878, in Lee Center, he was a son of the late John Otis and Maria Anna Butler Pritchard. He was a retired electrician.

Surviving are several cousins, they are Mrs. John Casbaker, Rome, Mrs. Roland Wood and Mrs. Lydia Smith, Point Rock, Mrs. Bertha Grindle, Camden, Mrs. George DeRyke, and K. D. Butler, Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Edward Gallagher, Utica and Leo Butler, Verona Beach.


Prossser, Donald G.

Rome Sentinel
February 1, 1954

Donald G. Prosser, 51, 624 Williams St., died Saturday in a Rome hospital

A resident of ROme most of his life, Mr. Prosser had been in failing health for seven yers.

He was born December 5, 1902, in Rome, the son of Frank and Gertrude Stearns Prosser. On July 3, 1935, he and Fannie Bailey were married in Vienna.

Mr. Prosser was employed by Revere for more than 20 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Andrew B. Burke, Point Rock, Mrs. George H. Webster, Lee Center, Mrs. Clifford Risedorph, Taberg, Mrs. Richard Ellis, Lee, and Mrs. Fred Schingler, Oneida, four brothers, Frank J. and Robert L., both of Rome, Lawrence A., Point Rock, and Lennon D., Taberg, one step son, Ashton Beard, Rome, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Milton Hayner, Rome, five step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.


Prosser, Frank

Rome Sentinel
November 18, 1942

Frank Prosser, 81, 108 N. Levitt Street, died yesterday in a local hospital where he had been a patient since November 10, leaves besides the son, Frank, with whom he lived, ten other children, Lynnon Prosser, Taberg, Mrs. Andrew Burke, Point Rock, Mrs. George Webster, Lee Center, John Prosser, Lee Center, Frank Jr. and Donald Prosser, Rome, Lyle Prosser, Taberg, Mrs. Clifford Risedorph, Taberg, Mrs. Richard Ellis, Churchville, Lawrence Prosser, Taberg, and Mrs. Fred Scheilinger, Oneida, a sister, Mrs. Charles Garry, Taberg, 45 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Prosser, Fannie Bailey

Rome Sentinel
July 12, 1956

Mrs. Fannie E. Prosser, 68, 426 W. Court St., widow of Donald Prosser, died this morning in a Rome hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 15 days.

She was born September 19, 1887 in Blossvale, a daughter of Lyman L. and Martha Tanner Bailey. On September 12, 1905, she was married to Wilton Beard in Rome. He died in 1934. On July 3, 1935, she was married to Donald G. Prosser, who died January 30, 1954.

Mrs. Prosser had lived in Rome for 53 years and before that time resided in Taberg.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Milton Hayner, Rome, and a son, Ashton Beard, also of Rome, five grandchildren, one nephew, William Gibbs, Rome, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Prosser, Gertrude Sterns

Rome Sentinel
April 23, 1934

North Annsville - The death of Mrs. Gertrude E. Sterns Prosser, wife of Frank Prosser, North Annsville, occurred at her home Sunday morning after an illness of several months.

Gertrude E. Sterns was born in Rome January 4, 1870, a daughter of the late Roland and Nancy Gordner Sterns. On December 12, 1888 she was united in marriage at Canastota with Frank Prosser. For 30 years they had resided in Rome, and had since resided in Annsville. She united with the First Baptist Church in Rome when a young girl. She enjoyed a large circle of friends in this section and in Rome and was held in high esteem.

Surviving besides her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Andrew Burke of Point Rock, Mrs. Edna Webster of West Branch, Mrs. Clifford Risedorph of Rome, Mrs. Richard Ellis of Taberg, Mrs. Fred Schingler, Rome, six sons, Lenon, Frank J., and Donald of Rome, John and Robert of Taberg, and Lawrence at home, twenty-seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Finster of Lee Center, and Mrs. Willard Davis of Vernon, one brother, Gordner Sterns of Florence.


Prosser, Patricia Ann

Rome Sentinel
July 31, 1943

Patricia Ann Prosser, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Prosser was born in Rome September 24, 1938. Besides the parents there survive two brothers, robert and Lawrence, and eight sisters, Betty, Leila, Phyllis, Beverly, Jean Catherine, Victoria and Virginia, and several uncles and aunts.

Rome Sentinel
August 4, 1943

Point Rock - Funeral services for Patricia Ann Prosser, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Prosser, who lost her life in the fire which destroyed her play house Friday evening were largely attended at the Point Rock Church Monday afternoon.

Intement was made in Point Rock Cemetery.


Prosser, Robert Lyle

Rome Sentinel
September 26, 1968

Robert Lyle Prosser, 63, of 203 Gardner St., died Wednesday in Rome Hospital after a long illness.

Born February 25, 1905, in Rome, son of Frank and Gertrude Stearns Prosser, he was educated in Rome schools.

On July 27, 1929, he married Lena Loomis in the Taberg Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter Clement officiating.

A resident of Rome all his life except for one year when he lived with his sister, Mrs. Fred (Florence) Schingler, Oneida, he retired from Revere's Rome Manufacturing Division in 1956 due to illness. Mr. Prosser was a member of Point Rock Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are nine daughters, Mrs. Beverly Mosca, Mrs. Joseph (Victoria) Buttacavoli, Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Ragonese, Miss Katherine Prosser, Mrs. Theodore (Betty) Andrewski, and Mrs. William (Phyllis) Arbes, Rome, Mrs. Kenneth (Janet) Roberts, Springdale, Ohio, Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) Arnold and Mrs. Leonard (Leila) VanDenheuval, Oneida, three sons, Robert L. Prosser, Midway, Ga., Lawrence A. Prosser, Rome and William S. Prosser, Mohawk, NY, three sisters, Mrs. Nina Burke, Point Rock, Mrs. Pearl Ellis, Lee, and Mrs. Schingler, a brother, Lawrence Prosser, Point Rock and 36 grandchildren.


Putnam, Eliza Rosbrook

Roman Citizen
April 18, 1899

Mrs. Eliza Rosbrook, wife of Bela Putnam, died at 1:30 am today in the family rooms in the American block, where they resided the past 20 years. A week ago today Mrs. Putnam suffered a stroke of apoplexy and had been unconscious since 11 am that day.

Deceased was born in Central Square, Oswego, county, 71 years ago on the 7th of this month, and lived there till 18 years old, when the family moved to Lee, this county, where deceased lived till she was 20 years old, when she married Mr. Putnam, and they settled in this city, where they always resided, excepting five years spent in Cold Water, Mich., and a year or two in Albany.

Mrs. Putnam was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, and she possessed a sunny and cheerful disposition, which endeared her to all who had the pleasure to know her. Surviving are the husband, one brother and three sisters, J. E. Rosbrook, of Syracuse, Mrs. Prosper Putnam and Mrs. Julia Nettleton of this city, and Mrs. A. T. Loomis of Syracuse. The funeral will be held at the rooms Thursday


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