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Ralph, Floyd

Rome Sentinel
December 19, 1942

Point Rock - Floyd Ralph, a well known resident of this place and a verteran of the First World War, died suddenly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fey, West Leyden on Friday.

Dr. C. H. Vadney, Lyons Falls, coroner, said death was due to a heart attack. Ralph had gone to the Fey home the day before. The body has been removed to the Trainor Funeral Home at West Leyden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Rascha, child of Fred

Rome Sentinel
August 12, 1901

Delta - The home of Fred Rascha is suffering with severe affliction. Three children are sick with the measles and the baby of 10 months died on Saturday. The funeral service was attended at 2 pm today by the Pastor of the ME Church from the home on the William Hicks farm. The remains were buried in Lee Valley Cemetery.


Racha, Ida Dunster

Roman Citizen
December 22, 1898

Stokes - In this place Monday occurred the death of Ida Dunster, wife of Fred Racha, aged 24 years. Surviving are her husband, father, mother, and 4 children, youngest a babe of 8 mos.


Rawnsley, Henry

Rome Sentinel
February 28, 1928

Oriskany Falls - Henry Rawnsley, 78, a native of the town of Lee, passed away at his home here Saturday after an illness of several months. He was a son of William and Deborah Peacock Rawnsley. Besides his wife, who was Darah Dix, he is survived by a brothr Wiliam of Oriskany Falls, two nieces and two nephews.


Raymond, Emily Dingman

Rome Sentinel
September 9, 1932

Mrs. Emily P. Raymond, 88, widow of William R. Raymond, formerly of Lee, passed away at her home at 171 Davison Street, Schenectady. She was born in Lee on March 7, 1844, and lived there until 30 years ago when she moved to Schenectady. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Daisy L. Raymond at home. The body will arrive here Sunday morning at 8:24 o'clock in charge of Waldo Wiggins Prince and will be taken to the Evergreen Cemetery at Stokes for interment.


Raymond, Roswell M.

Rome Sentinel
October 27, 1890

Delta - The people of this village were greatly grieved yesterday morning to learn that Roswell M. Raymond, one of the oldest and most respected citizens here, had passed away at the age of 81. Mr. R. had been ailing for some time with a complication of diseases, which terminated in pneumonia. He moved here from Rome 49 years ago and conducted a boot and shoe store and shop, which, owing to failing health, he had to give up five years ago. He was always honest and upright in all his dealings. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, the 28th, at 11 am. from the M. E. Church of which he has been a member for 40 years. Rev. M.G. Wadsworth, assisted by Rev. J. W. Roberts, of Rome, will officiate. Mr. Raymond leaves an aged wife, to whom he has been married for over fifty years, and one son, William R. Raymond, of Lee Centre. In politiics he was a Democrat.


Reams, Sarah Crofoot

Rome Sentinel
March 16, 1894

Sarah Crofoot Reams, wife of L. C. Reams of No. 109 E. Stone alley, died at 11:45 pm on Thursday aged 35 yrs 8 mos. Mrs. Reams lived in West Branch all her life until the family removed to Rome about 10 years ago. She was a devout Christian and an active member of the Liberty St. M. E. Church. The loss is irreparable to the family which, besides Mr. Reams, consists of four children, Charles, Flossie, and infant twins Howard & Harold. Deep sympathy wil be felt for the bereaved ones. Other surviving relatives are one sister, Mrs. S. M. Chapin of Rome and one brother, Wallace Crofoot of Lowell.


Reigler, Charles

Rome Sentinel
November 2, 1933

Charles Reigler, 74, for 32 years a salesman for Beach Lumber Company, died Wednesday evening at his home at 505 Arsenal Place. Mr. Reigler was born in Swancott Mills, the son of the late Philip and Madaline Reigler.

He had made his home in Rome for 50 years. On April 1, 1885 he was married to Sophia Bowman, who passed away November 17, 1919. He was a member of Rome Tent of Maccabees, No. 380, and attended the First Baptist Church.

Three daughters, Miss Ida Bell Reigler, at home, Mrs. Albert J. Steel of Sangerfield, and Mrs. Owen Ellis of Marcy survive with two brothers, L. S. Reigler of Swancott Mills and John Reigler of Point Rock. There are also two grandchildren.


Reigler, Henrietta Wolff

Rome Sentinel
October 2, 1951

Henrietta J. Reigler, 65, wife of Leiu S. Reigler, 704 Chatham St., died at 12:05 am today at her home. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

A life resident of Rome, she was born July 7, 1886, a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Hahn Wolff. She was married to Mr. Reigler on June 12, 1917.

A communicant of St. Mary's Church, she was a member of its Altar Society.

Surviving besides her husband is a daughter, Bernita E. Reigler, at home, five sisters, Mrs. George Thomas, San Gabriel, Cal., Mrs. John Worden, Mrs. Earl Foster, Mrs. John Pallas and Mrs. Herbert Hitchcock, all of Rome, two brothers, Alvin and George Wolff, Rome, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Reigler, Ida Belle

Rome Sentinel
October 21, 1949

Miss Ida Bell Reigler, 62, of 704 Chatham St., died this morning in the Rome Hospital where she had been under treatment for the last month.

Miss Reigler was born in Rome December 3, 1886, a daughter of Charles and Sophia Bowman Reigler. She was a lifelong resident. A member of the First Baptist Church, she belonged to the Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Steel, Sangerfield, and Mrs. Owen Ellis, Whitesboro, a brother. Lieu S. Reigler, with whom she lived, a niece, nephew and several cousins.


Reigler, Leiu

Rome Sentinel
May 6, 1966

Leiu Reigler, 73, died at his home, 704 Chatham St., Thursday night after a heart attack.

He was born in Rome on October 12, 1892, son of the late Charles and Sophia Bowman Reigler.

Mr. Reigler received his education in the Rome schools and at the Utica Business College. For 45 years he was employed by Revere's Rome Manufacturing Co. Division.

During World War I he served in the 77th Division, 306th Infantry. He was a member and past commander of Rome Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Maccabees Lodge.

On June 12, 1917, in St. Mary's rectory, he married Henrietta J. Wolff with the Rev. John P. Lauer officiating. Mrs. Reigler died October 2, 1951.

He is survived by a daughter, Miss Bernita E. Reigler, at home, a sister, Mrs. Owen (Carrie) Ellis and a nephew, James C. Steele, both of Waterville.

Funeral services will be held at the Prince & Boyd Home for Funerals on Monday and interment made in St. Mary's Cemetery.


Reigler, John

Rome Sentinel
April 11, 1941

Point Rock - John Reigler, 87, died at his home here at 5 am today. He had been active about the farm until a year ago and yesterday suffered a stroke.

He was born in Annsville February 21, 1854, and had lived on the present farm for 50 years. On October 31, 1891, he married Ellen Brown Tuttle of Lee Center, the Rev. T. H. McClenethan performing the ceremony. He attended the Methodist Church.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Thomas Davis, Rome, Mrs. Byron Trainor, West Leyden, three step-daughters, Mrs. Elmer Bates and Mrs. Edward Streun, Rome, and Mrs. Blanche Denielt, Utica, also 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a brother, Fred Reigler, Taberg.


Reigler, Sophia Bowman

Rome Sentinel
November 18, 1919

At her home, 505 Arsenal Place, at 8:30 Monday evening, occurred the death of Mrs. Charles Reigler, aged 56 years. She had been in poor health for some time. She was born in the town of Annsville in 1863. Her maiden name was Sophia Bowman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowman. In Annsville 35 years ago she was married to Mr. Reigler and had resided in this city since that time. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Miss Ida Reigler at home, Mrs. Albert J. Steel and Mrs. Owen Ellis, and one son, L. Reigler, all of Rome. She also leaves two brothers, John Bowman of Rome and Frank Bowman of Annsville. Mrs. Reigler was a member of Fort Stanwix Review, No 363, Woman's Benefit Association of the Maccabees. She was a kind and charitable woman and had a large circle of friends who will mourn her death.


Reynolds, Issie Dora Dunster

Rome Sentinel
January 14, 1953

Mrs. Issie Dora Reynolds, a Rome resident since 1929, died at her home, 427 Court St., early this morning.

She is survived by a son, Ora J. Reynolds, Rome, a brother, William Dunster, Oneida Valley, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Charles Christie died in 1933.

Born in England, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dunster, she was married 70 years ago to Joseph Reynolds in Lee Center. She lived in Lee Center until her husband's death in 1928. She came to this country from England as a child.


Reynolds, Nettie Wiliams Oram

Rome Sentinel
August 28, 1944

Point Rock - Mrs. Nettie Oram Reynolds, 75, wife of Ory J. Reynolds, died at her home here suddenly on Saturday afternoon, on her birthday. She was a life-long resident, having always lived in the same stone house which her grandfather, John Ufford, built in 1836

She was born August 26, 1869, a daughter of George W. and Sarah N. Ufford WIlliams. On October 5, 1884, she was married at Delta to William Oram who died January 19, 1924. A few years later she was married to Ory J. Reynolds, who survives.

Mrs. Reynolds was a member of Point Rock Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid Society. She was a former member of West Branch Grange and of the Women's Auxiliary relief Corps of Attica.

Besides her husband, she leaves five children, Mrs. Eardley Hazel, Oakland,NJ, W. Elwood Oram, Hopewell Junction, NJ, Mrs. Arthur Mowers, Geneva, Leon F. Oram, Lee Center, and Mrs. Arthur Gleasman, Elmira. She leaves also 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Barden, Rome.


Reynolds, Pearle M. Dorn

Rome Sentinel
September 16, 1958

Mrs. Pearle M. Reynolds, 73, died suddenly at 8 o'clock last night at her home, 426 W. Park St.. Death was attributed to natural causes.

She was born at Point Rock on May 23, 1885, daughter of Frank and Ellen Burlingham Dorn and in Rome on July 8, 1903, she was married to Ory J. Reynolds.

Mrs. Reynolds, who belonged to the Lady Foresters, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edward L. Seelman, Rome.

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home with interment in Rome Cemetery.


Rice, Eleanor Webb

Rome Sentinel
January 31, 1968

Mrs. Eleanor E. Rice, 46, of 717 S. George St., a life-long resident of Rome, died Tuesday in a Rome hospital after a brief illness.

She was born July 23, 1921, in Rome, daughter of William and Inez Cook Webb. Mrs. Rice was educaed in Rome schools and was married to Ervin S. Rice on April 10, 1952 in Rome.

She was a former employee of the Rome Air Depot and had also worked for a short time at Oneida Ltd. in Sherrill.

Surviving besides her husband are two half-sisters, Mrs. Harry (Zadie) Lighthall, Oneida, and Mrs. Arletta Affanto, Bath, Maine, and two half brothers, Kenneth Streun, Rome and Louis Streun, New London.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Strong Funeral Home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.


Rice, William

Rome Sentinel
July 20, 1901

Lee Center - At 9 o'clock on Monday evening at his home near this village, occurred the death of William Rice, aged 56 years. Mr. Rice had been ill for the past four days with measles but was not considered to be in a dangerous condition until Monday. He was born in the town of Lee, and had always resided there. The funeral services were held at his late residence at 3 o'clock on Wednesday. Rev. E. V. Evans, assisted by Rev. Richard Millington, officiating. Besides his wife he leaves four children. The interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery


Richmond, Katie

Roman Citizen
April 11, 1884

RICHMOND - In Lee, New York, April 4, 1884, Mrs. Katie Richmond, widow of the late Micah Richmond, aged 75 years and 11 months.

Lee Center Items

Again has death visited our town and taken from our midst one of our oldest inhabitants. Mrs. Katie Richmond, widow of the late Micah Richmond, of the Valley, passed away last Friday night, the 4th inst., at the age of nearly 76 years. She had been a sufferer for about two years, and during the past few weeks her death had been hourly expected. The funeral was held at the Valley Church. Rev. T.H.McClenthen, assisted by Rev. J.W. Simpson, officiating. The remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. Deceased leaves a son and four daughters -- Charles Richmond, Margaret Richmond, Mrs. Caroline Barnard, Mrs. Wright Wilson, of Lee, and Mrs. Wm. H. Schick, of Chicago. Besides these, several brothers and a sister are left to mourn.


Richmond, Micah

Roman Citizen
June 21, 1878

RICHMOND - In Lee, New York, June 17, 1878, Micah Richmond, aged 71 years and 7 months. Deceased was an old resident of Lee, and was greatly respected by his friends and neighbors. His death terminates a long and weary illness.


Riegler, Frederick

Rome Sentinel
May 1, 1942

Point Rock - Frederick Riegler, 94, a resident of the town of Annsville most of his life and a well known farmer and lumberman, died Thusday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Perry Gifford, 608 Croton St., Rome, where he had been since December. He had been in failing health for some time and seriously ill since January.

He was born in Baden, Germany, November 17, 1847, son of Philip and Magdalena Crumb Riegler. He came to this country when a child, the family first settling in Utica. He was widely known in this section and was a lifelong Democrat and took an active part in town affairs. Despite his age, he voted at each election.

Mr. Riegler was a lover of horses and the outdoors and spent much leisure time in fishing. He was the oldest and last of a family of eight.

On July 2, 1873, he married Alice E. Lewis at West Leyden, the Rev. Elder Barnes officiating. The couple marked their golden wedding in 1923 at the family homestead in Annsville.

Surviving besides the daughter at whose home he died, are two other daughters, Mrs. Mary Griffin and Mrs. Russell Coleman, Taberg, and two sons, George L. Riegler, Taberg, and Philip Riegler, Rome. He also leaves 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.


Riegler, Thomas

Rome Sentinel
April 21, 1904

Thomas Riegler, in his 43rd year, died suddenly at 10 pm on Wednesday at his home, 420 W. Whitesboro Street. He had alluded within the past day or two, to not feeling as well as usual, but went to work on Wednesday morning, returning home about 2 pm. About 7:30 pm he experienced a change and rapidly grew worse, until death came.

Mr. Riegler was born in Annsville August 5, 1861, and resided there a number of years. On November 7, 1883, he married Miss Cornelia Ferguson of Lee, who, with a son Floyd A., and daughter Miss Helen E. Riegler, survives. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Kate McNamara of Sangerfield Center, and six brothers, Fred, residing near Swancott's Mills, Charles, Rome, Martin, John and William Riegler, Point Rock.

Mr. Riegler came to Rome with his family from Waterville eight years ago. He was much esteemed as an upright man and a good citizen. Many friends will extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Mr. Riegler was a member of the First M. E. Church and of Rome Tent, No. 380, KOTM


Ringrose, Ella May Murphy

Rome Sentinel
January 6, 1960

Mrs. Ella May Ringrose, 77, widow of Ward E. Ringrose, died Tuesday at her home, 208 N. George St., after an illness of several weeks.

Daughter of John and Hattie Allen Murphy, she was born June 18, 1882, in Point Rock and was educated in Point Rock schools. On September 3, 1902, she was married to Mr. Ringrose in Point Rock by the Rev. E. L. Shepherd.

After their marriage, the couple purchased the Ringrose homestead farm at Point Rock which they operated until his death on August 20, 1935. In 1936 Mrs. Ringrose moved to Lee Center where she resided until 1945. She since lived in Rome.

While at Point Rock, Mrs. Ringrose was an active member of the Methodist Church there and after moving to Rome she became a member of the Calvary Methodist Church where she was a member of its Bethany Circle and Service Class.

She leaves four sons, Fred J., Allen E., and Spencer W. Ringrose, all of Rome, and Bernard F. RIngrose, Blossvale, a daughter, Mrs. Leland Liebi, Cobleskill, eight grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren, and a sister, Miss Zoe Murphy, Rome. Another son, William R. RIngrose, died in 1949.


Ringrose, Marion Metcalf

Rome Sentinel
September 27, 1909

Mrs. G. W. Harrnacker of Ridge Mills, who formerly resided on Kent Street in this city, on Saturday afternoon received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Marian Ringrose, which occurred at Wheatland, Wyoming. No tidings of her illness had reached Mrs. Harrnacker and no particulars of the death are at hand. Mrs. Ringrose was born in Whitesboro on November 20, 1843, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Metcalf, for many years well known residents of that place. While she resided near Oriskany just after the civil war, she was married to Matthew RIngrose who died in Utica three years ago last spring.

For about forty years Mr. and Mrs. Ringrose resided at Point Rock, leaving some six years ago for the west, where their home had been for the most of the time since. The surviving children are one daughter, Mrs. G. W. Harrnacker, Ridge Mills, and five sons, Fred of Wheatland, Wy., David of Minneapolis, Minn., Dr. Frank Ringrose of Constableville, Edwin of Westernville, and Ward of Point Rock. There are also 15 grandchildren and the following brother and sisters, William Metcalf of Marcy, Dr. Lizzie Metcalf of Wheatland, Miss Fannie Metcalf of North Adams, Mich., and Mrs. William Pender of Whitesboro.

The remains of Mrs. Ringrose are expected to arrive in this city on Tuesday morning and will be taken to the home of her daughter at Ridge Mills where a prayer service will be held Wednesday with funeral services at Point Rock Methodist Church after which burial will be made in the cemetery at Point Rock. Mrs. Ringrose is well remembered by the old residents of Point Rock and vicinity and had a considerable acquaintance in this city. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of many friends and acquaintance.


Ringrose, Ward

Rome Sentinel
August 20, 1935

Point Rock - Ward RIngrose, 61, died suddenly at his home near this village on Monday evening, following a heart attack.

Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Ella Mae Murphy Ringrose, are five sons and a daughter, Fred, Allen, William, and Mrs. Lee Liebi, all of Rome, Spencer and Bernard at home.


Rivers, Abraham

Utica Daily Press
November 13, 1905

Point Rock. Nov. 1- Abraham Rivers died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter Mrs. Charles Seifert of paralysis, aged 78 years. He had been III about two months. He was a soldier throughout the civil war, re-enlisting in December, 1863. for three years, with Company G, Fifth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, and was honorably discharged from a detachment at Washington June 29, 1865. The funeral will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Point Rock Church.


Rivers, Abraham

Rome Sentinel
March 18, 1922

Utica - After completing his day's work at the State Street Mills, visiting a barber shop, eating his supper, spending a normal evening, Abraham Rivers, 69 years old, died shortly after retiring last night.

About 11 o'clock his wife thought he looked pecular, tried to wake him and discovered that he was apparently dead. She summoned Dr. H. C.Golly, who, in turn, notified Dr. H. W. Thomssen, coroner, when he found that death had occurred from heart disease.

Mr. Rivers was born in Troy and came to this city several years ago. He leaves no children. One brother and one sister, Isaac Rivers and Mrs. Emma Seifert, reside in Rome.


Rivers, Isaac

Rome Sentinel
May 25, 1931

Isaac Rivers of 518 N. Jay Street, for 40 years a resident of this city, died this afternoon in a local hospital. Mr. Rivers was born in Swancott's Mills, Lewis County, October 13, 1859, a son of the late Abraham and Louisa Rivers. He married Miss Margaret Seifert. Mr. Rivers was a paperhanger and painter.

He is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ada M. Sherwood and Mrs. Elmer E. Gleasman of Rome, Mrs. John M. Schwertfeger of Utica, George R. Rivers of Schenectady and Charles J. Rivers of Rome. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma Seifert of this city and 15 grandchildren.


Rivers, Louisa

Rome Sentinel
February 14, 1901

Point Rock - Mrs. Abraham Rivers died of pneumonia last Saturday afternoon after an illness of about four weeks. She was 67 years of age. Besides her aged husband she leaves four children, Mrs. Mary Jones of Troy, Abraham Rivers of Utica, Isaac Rivers of Rome and Mrs. Charles Seifert of this place. Her funeral was held at the church Tuesday. Interment was made in the Point Rock Cemetery.


Rivers, Margaret Seifert

Rome Sentinel
April 28, 1925

Mrs. Isaac Rivers, 60, passed away at her home, 518 N. Jay Street, at 5:45 Monday afternoon. She had been ill for the past eight months.

Margaret Seifert, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Seifert, was born at Swancott Mills, Lewis County, April 16, 1865. Forty three years ago at Delta she married Isaac Rivers, who survives.

They came to Rome in 1900 and have since resided here. Mrs. Rivers attended the First Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Companions of the Forest. She had many friends who will miss her in death.

Besides her husband, five children survive: Charles Rivers, Mrs. F J. Sherwood, Mrs. Elmer Gleasman and George Rivers of Rome, and Mrs. John Schwertfager of Utica, also a brother, George Seifert, Utica.


Reigler, Mrs. William

Roman Citizen
June 12, 1888

Point Rock - Last Thursday the funeral of Mrs. William Reigler was held in the Reformed Church of this place, at 11 am. The services were conducted by Rev. H. A. Harris. The floral offerings were numerous. Mrs. Reigler was a member of out Sabbath School. The parents and husband, who brought her to his home only last fall, have the sympathy of all. The large attendance at the funeral attested her worth.


Roberts, Robert J.

Utica Weekly Herald
August 10, 1897

Sunday, Coroner Nock of Rome was called to Lee State Road. The occasion was the drowning of the 18 month old child of Elias and Kate Roberts, formerly of Oriskany.

The family resides on the Charles H. Saulpaugh farm at Lee, and consists of the parents and two children, one 3 years old, and the other, Robert J. Roberts, who was drowned. The older child was ill and its mother was giving it her attention when, after a little, she missed the son Robert from the house. There are two fish ponds in the yard a few rods east of the house. In one in the rear of the house was found the boy drowned. He had evidently walked off from the side which is unprotected. The family had only lived on the farm four months, having moved there from Oriskany, where they were well known. Dr. W. H. Nelson of Taberg was summoned. He went to the scene. Of course nothing could be done and Coroner Nock was notified. It was a most sad and trying ordeal for the mother, and excited much sympathy in the community. They were young people. Coroner Nock did not deem an inquest necessary. The drowning occurred at about 10 am.


Robbins, Wheeler

Rome Sentinel
March 15, 1904

Delta - News of the death of Wheeler Robbins of Eau Claire, Wis. has just been received here. He was a son of Ebenezer Robbins and one of a family of 13 children. He moved many years ago to Wisconsin, where he married. His wife died several years ago and last September his son Hubbard also died. Since then he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Martha Fields, who survives, together with two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Sly of Norwich, Conn., and Mrs. Jane Babbitt of Alton, Ill., and four brothers, Clark of Pittsfield, Mass., and Dan, Oscar and Ebenezer, who live in the west. Mr. Robbins was 83 years old. He was a Free Mason and was buried with masonic ceremonies.


Robinson, Dr. Reuben H.

Rome Sentinel
April 25, 1894

Dr. R. H. Robinson of Lee Center died of apoplexy at the Willard House in Clinton at 5 am today. He had for a long time been out of health with rheumatism and a complication of diseases.

Reuben H. Robinson was born in Perryville, Madison Co. in May 1843. If he had lived till next month he would have been 51 yrs old. He took a course of medical lectures at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and in March 1867 was graduated from the University of the City of New York. The following May he married Miss Lucy Enearl of Lee. He first practiced his profession at Fayetteville. After remaining there six months he went to Lee Center where, with the exception of about two years, he afterward lived and practiced. He was a verteran of the late war and member of Starr Post G. A. R. He was also a member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F. & A. M. He was an active Republican and took great interest in politics. Under the Harrison adminstration he was a member of the local board of pension examiners.

Besides his wife he leaves one son, Dr. Francis A. Robinson, who was last week graduated from the Baltimore College of Medicine. He also leaves two brothers, James S. Robinson of Utica and Smith L. Robinson of Canastota, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Dickinson of Salena, Kansas and Mrs. P. H. Huyck of Perryville.


Rogers, Alonzo

Roman Citizen
July 11, 1891

ROGERS - At Symco, Waupaco county, Wisc., Alonzo Rogers. Mr. Rogers was born in the town of Lee, New York in 1808, half brother to Dudley Rogers and Mrs. George Tuthill of Lee.


Rogers, Cornelia Fox

Rome Semi-Weekly
May 14, 1890

Mrs. Cornelia Fox, wife of the late J. Harris Rogers, of South Amboy, NJ., died at the home of her brother, Albert Fox, who resides between West Lee and Point Rock Thursday, the 8th inst. Deceased, who lived in New York, had been in poor health for a long time and upon the advice of her physician, came to visit her brother about six weeks ago. She gradually grew worse, when brain fever and inflammation of the spine set in and she died as stated. The funeral occurred Saturday at the residence of Mr. Fox, Rev. A. A. Pierce of Lee Center officiating, and the remains were sent by express the same evening to South Amboy, where they were laid beside those of her late husband. Three sons and three daughters survivie, also her mother, Mrs. Mary Fox of Lee, and six brothers, Norton of Point Rock, Charles, Henry, George and Albert of Lee, and Edson of Buffalo.


Rohback, Christian

Rome Sentinel
September 30, 1916

Point Rock - Thursday, shortly before noon, occurred the death of Christian Rohrback, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of this community.

Mr. Rohrback had been in failing health for a long time. All that loving hands and medical skill could do were done but to no avail. He gradually failed until the end came.

In his death the town loses a man of high integrity. His death is deeply and sincerely mourned and the sympathy of all is extended to the surviving relatives.

Christian Rohrback was born August 15, 1848, in Switzerland. In 1872 he came to this country, first to the town of Highmarket, Lewis county. July 28, 1872, he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Waffler by the Rev. Theodore Cludins, at the Lutheran Church at Mohawk Hill. Thirty one years ago he purchased the farm at this place where he had since lived.

Mr. Rohrback was a member of the Royal Arcanum of Rome, also a member of the West Branch Grange. He was a member of the German Lutheran Church. Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Mrs. D. A. Connelly, Mrs. Harry Road, Mrs. R. F. Manley, all of Rome, Mrs. John Roth, Lee Center, Mrs. George Switzer, North Western, John J. Rohrback, Lee Center, and eleven grandchildren.


Rohrback, Eliza Waffler

Rome Sentinel
February 24, 1940

Blossvale - Mrs. Eliza Rohrback, 88, widow of Christian Rohrback, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Rood, after an illness since Christmas. She had lived with her daughter for 22 years.

She was born in Switzerland February 28, 1851, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Waffler, and came to this country in 1872 on a sailing vessel which took six weeks for the crossing. She was married on July 28, 1872 in the Lutheran Church at Mohawk Hill and after their marriage they lived at Point Rock. Mr. Rohrback died 24 years ago.

She was a life member of Mohawk Hill Lutheran Church and a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Point Rock Methodist Church. Besides the daughter at whose home she died, she leaves three other daughters, Mrs. John Roth, Taberg, Mrs. Leroy Manley, Norwich, Mrs. George Switzer, Buffalo, a son, John Rohrback, Verona Station, 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.


Root, James P.

Rome Sentinel
August 23, 1910

Lorena - James P. Root, a highly esteemed resident of this place, died at his home here at 8:30 o'clock on Wednesday evening after an illness of more than a year. August 1, 1909, he was stricken with paralysis and had since been a helpless invalid. All that medical skill and loving care could do was done for him but to no avail and on Thursday of last week he suffered another stroke from which he never rallied. Mr. Root was born in Stanwix on June 15, 1844, a son of the late Solomon and Esther Root, and practically his whole life had been spent in the town of Rome where he was highly respected by all who know him. A good neighbor, a kind and loving father ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, he will be greatly missed in the community. He is survived by one son, James Root of Verona, one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Blood, of this place and six grandchildren, also two brothers, Nathan L. of Manson, Iowa, Orin A. of Rome, and one sister, Mrs. Edwin J. Nisbet of Council Bluffs, Iowa, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended. The funeral was largely attended from his late home on Saturday, Rev. Richard Millington, a life long friend of Mr. Root, officiated. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Lee Center choir rendered three selections, all favorites of Mr. Root. The remains were laid at rest in the Stanwix Cemetery beside his wife who died thirty years ago.


Roper, Susan

Roman Citizen
February 26, 1864

ROPER - At Delta, Oneida Co., New York, February 1, 1864, SUSAN ROPER, in the 74th year of her age.


Rudd, Mary E. Evans

Rome Sentinel
Oct. 25 (1918)

Mrs. Charles E. Rudd, who died Sunday at her home in Lee Center, had been ill only eight days of pneumonia following influenza. She was 26 years old on the 9th day of last March. Her maiden name was Mary E. Evans and she was born in Delta, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Evans of Lee Center. Six years ago on Wednesday she married Mr. Rudd. When the village of Delta was taken for the storage reservoir the family moved to Lee Center. Mrs. Rudd was a very active worker in the M. E. Church and was president of the Epworth League. She was also secretary of the Lee Center Chapter of the Eastern Star, vice president of the Red Cross Auxiliary and a member of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society. To these organizations and to her hose of friends her death is a severe loss for she took an active interest in all of them. Mrs. Rudd was one of the most popular young women of the village and to know her was to love and esteem her. Besides her husband and parents, there survive one sister, Mrs. Adolph Anderegg, a brother, Myron L. Evans of Lee, and a daughter, Eleanor Margaret.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Rude, Angela

Rome Sentinel
December 26, 1963

Point Rock - Angela Rude, five year old daughter of Arthur and Edna Philbrick Rude, died Wednesday in Rome Hospital where she was being treated for a congenital heart ailment. She had attended kindergarten at the West Leyden Central School.

She was born October 13, 1958 in Rome Hospital.

Besides her parents she leaves two sisters, Carol and Wendy, four brothers, LeRoy, Keith, Dewight and Darrell, all at home, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Philbrick, Taberg, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rude, Willmar, Minn.


Rude, Arthur

Rome Sentinel
September 27, 1965

Point Rock - Arthur Rude, West Lee Rd., Town of Lee, died suddenly last night. He was 43 years old.

He was born in Big Falls, Minnesota, June 12, 1922, son of Elmer and Emma Sty Rude, and he attended schools there. During World War II he served with the 379th Infantry inEurope and also served in the Air Force.

He and Edna Philbrick were married May 26, 1944 in Taberg and since that time they resided in the Point Rock area. He was employed by the Oneida County Highway Department.

Mr. Rude was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church, Town of Civil Defense, and Point Rock Fish and Game Club. Surviving besides his wife there are his mother, Mrs. Emma Rude, Willmar, Minn., two daughters, Carol and Wendy, four sons, LeRoy and Keith, Dwight and Darrell, all at home, a brother, Edwin Rude, and three sisters, Mrs. Anne Evenson, Mrs. Olga Ruter and Mrs. Evelyn Ellestad, all of Willmar.


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