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Wager, Daniel

Rome Sentinel
May 3, 1893

Daniel L. Wagar, an old resident and respected farmer of the town of Lee, died yesterday, aged 69 years. He had been ill one week with pneumonia. Mr. Wagar was born in the town of Brunswick, Rensselaer county, NY and came to Lee forty years ago. He was a man of many good qualities, honest and upright. In early life he worked in Rome at his trade as a carpenter, but the latter part of his years he spent at farming. his wife survives. Also one brother, William, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Hyde of Brunswick.


Wager, Franklin

Roman Citizen
April 10, 1876

Lee Center - Mr. Franklin Wager, only son of the late David Wager, died last Thursday and the funeral was held at the Centre on Saturday pm. He was 28 years 10 mos old. he leaves a widowed mother and numeroud friends to mourn his loss. Lattimore Bailey was his grandfather, and although nearly 90 was able to come three miles to attend the funeral.


Walker, Augustus

Rome Sentinel
December 28, 1897

Augustus Walker, who formerly lived in Lee, died of hemorrhage of the kidney at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Germain, Olean, on Sunday, aged 73 yrs. The body will be taken tomorrow and interred at Evergreen Cemetery. He was born in Lee and lived there all his life up to about 14 years ago. He was a painter and miller and was well known there. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Edith Hubbard of Chicago, Mrs. Germain of Olean, Mrs. Mary Evans of Lincoln, Ill, and Mrs. Mattie Edbrooks of Chicago. He also leaves a sister who lives at Sand Bank, Oswego county.


Walker, William

Roman Citizen
March 31, 1846

WALKER - In Lee, New York, on March 20, 1846 of apoplexy, Mr, WILLIAM WALKER, aged 70 years.


Wallace, Elizabeth

Rome Sentinel
February 19, 1894

West Branch - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wallace of West Branch died on Saturday evening aged 67 years. Justice Joseph Wallace of Lee Center and John Wallace of West Branch are sons of the deceased.


Watters, Charles Hayden

Rome Sentinel
May 9, 1937

Death of Charles Hayden Watters, 75, secretary-treasurer of the Oneida County National Farm Loan Association, occurred last night at his home, 634 Chatham St., Mr. Watters had been ill for several years but was confined to his home only 10 days. He was born Mar. 20, 1862 on a farm in Lewis County, son of William H. and Eunice Watters. He attended local schools and was graduated from Lee Center High School. For several years after his graduation he taught school in various places in the north country, remaining for seven years as instructor at Point Rock. In 1887 he moved to Annsville where he conducted a cheese factory. Later he moved to Point Rock where he also engaged in cheesemaking. He came to Rome about 37 years ago to take the postion of bookkeeper at the Oneida County Home, under the administration of D. C. Smith, Later he conducted an insurance and real estate business in this city. A staunch Republican, Mr. Watters was active in the affairs of his party. At one time he represented the Seventh Ward on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors and he was once nominee for county comptroller. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Anna Mowers, who died in March 1913. On August 28, 1916 he married Mrs. Gertrude M. Davies of Oriskany Falls, who survives. Mr. Watters was a past master and charter member of Baron Steuben Lodge, F. and A. M. and was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics. He was an associate member of the First Baptist Church here. Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edwin Christen, Greenwich, Conn., Mrs. Arthur Moran, Rome, Mrs. D. S. Jones, Utica, and Mrs. C. E. Clifford Jr., Rome, four grandchildren, a brother, William Watters, Maquotea, Iowa, a sisters, Mrs. W. S. Evans, Waterville, and several nieces and nephews.


Wallace, Alice M. Castle

Rome Sentinel
March 16, 1917

Stokes - At 10:30 o'clock last night the beautiful life of Mrs. Alice M. Wallace came to a close. Mrs. Wallace had been in poor health for some time, yet the seriousness of her condition was not fully realized until about three weeks ago. Alice M. Castle was a daughter of the late Thomas and Susan Castle, was born in Ava April 15, 1867, and was one of a family of 10 children, of whom seven survive: Mrs. Mary E. Conners, Rome; Mrs. Harvey J. Hurlbut, Stokes; Ambrose A. Castle, Rome; Charles H. Castle, Lee Center; Thomas A. Castle, Bartlett, John F. Castle, Taberg; and James H. Castle, Ava. She also leaves one son, Harold J. Wallace, aged 10 years. On December 26, 1884 she was united in marriage with John B. Wallace who died seven years ago. For the sake of her child she made a strong battle for health, her courage in the hardest moments being wonderful. When it was plain that there was no hope she told those who lovingly cared for her, "I am ready, all ready." Mrs. Wallace was of a generous, sunny disposition, and lived a life of usefulness. Nothing but tender expressions of regret are heard because of her departure. Harold, the young son so sorely berft, has the heartfelt sympathy of all. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Friends Church and the Ladies Aid Society at West Branch. The funeral services will be held from the Friends Church at West Branch on Sunday at 12 o'clock, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


Walrath, Adelia Armstrong

Rome Semi-Weekly
January 24, 1899

Lee - Mrs. Robert F. Russell has been called to Rochester to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Horace D. Walrath. The deceased was born in Annsville about 59 years ago. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Frank H. Walrath and Mrs. John Youngs, both of Rochester, five brothers, William C. and David Armstrong of Annsville, Jonas W. and Alex G. Armstrong of Rome and Henry Armstrong of Wyaconda, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Mark L. Clark of Annsville, Mrs. Frank Vanschaick of Ogdensburg and Mrs. Robert F. Russell of Lee.

Walworth, Adelia Cornish

Utica Herald Dispatch
July 9, 1912

Mrs. Adelia E. Walworth died early last evening at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward A. Evans in Lee Center. She had been in poor health the past year. She was born in New Haven, October 6, 1835, daughter of Hosea Cornish and Emily Ward, and March 3, 1855 she married Nathan H. Walworth who died October 21, 1892. When a child her parents moved to the town of Lee, living there and in Delta many years. Soon after her marriage they went to Illinois, living in Evanson, that state, until ten years ago when she returned to Lee Center, living much of the time with her niece, and all of the last three years. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Evanston. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Charles Tuttle of this city, and two nieces, Mrs. Evans of Lee Center and Mrs. W. Rayland of Rome, and one nephew, Frank Cornish of Syracuse. There will be a prayer service at the house tomorrow and the body will be taken to Evanston for interment.


Waterman, Ellen M. Stedman

Rome Sentinel
March 19, 1904

Taberg - At 8 o'clock this morning occurred the death of Ellen M., wife of Calvin M. Waterman, aged about 70 years. She had been in ill health for nearly two years but was feeling as well as usual yesterday until about 9 pm, when she suffered a paralytic shock, from which she never rallied. Mrs. Waterman was the oldest daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Stedman and was born in the town of Lee, but has spent the greater part of her life in this town. She was a member of the Taberg M. E. Church and will be greatly missed in the church and by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Philo Collins of Lairdsville, and the following brothers and sisters: G. R. and E. K. Stedman and Mrs. Susie Bailey, of this village, Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Ida Smith of Minnesota, Mrs. Jay Miller of Fonda and Mrs. George Gray of Mannsville. Notice of funeral will be given later.


Waterman, Myra

Roman Citizen
March 13, 1885

Miss Myra Waterman, who died recently at the Old Ladies' Home in Utica, NY, at the age of 82 years, resided in Lee, NY during her girlhood, and was a daughter of West Waterman.


Watson, Ebenezer

Ebenezer Watson, aged 64 years, was struck by a New York Central milk train on the R. W. & O. tracks at the S. George street crossing shortly after noon Monday and was almost instantly killed.

Mr. Watson was on his bicycle riding south on S. George street, enroute to dinner at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. Henry Knauer, with whom he resided. he had crossed the northerly track, coming up back of the gatetender, John Hess, who stood there with his flag looking southward on the street line to prevent anyone coming on the track as the employes of the Metallic Bedstead plant were just coming out. As Mr. Watson passed by the gatetender, the latter called to him to look out for the cars and tried to stop him, but Mr. Watson passed on to the next track south, the main line of the railroad, and then, becoming confused, started to turn his bicycle around and go back to the north side of the track. He was too late as the milk train, which was backing down from the yard to the freight house struck him, knocking him along under the wheels for some little distance from the crossing. Death is believed to have been almost instantaneous.

The train, which was west-bound on the Central railroad, was due here at 10:45 am. it had left two empty cards for the R. W. & O. milk train and was backing down the Central track when the accident occurred.

Had Mr. Watson continued going forward when called to he might have cleared the track all right and escaped being struck. The crossing is a very wide one, having several tracks there, and the victim of this accident seemed to have become confused as to which track the train was backing down.

Ebenezer Watson was born in Wright Settlement 64 years ago and for over 40 years resided in Delta, where he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for 13 years acted as caretaker of the church. He was twice married. His first wife was Calista Adams of Delta, who died many years ago. For his second wife he married Mrs. Elizabeth Widrig, who died in Delta 8 years ago. Soon after that Mr. Watson came to Rome to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Knauer, 300 S. Madison street. For the past two years he had been employed as driver for Dr. C. C. Reid. For six years prior to that he had driven for Dr. H. J. Teller.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Knauer, Mr. Watson leaves two brothers, Samuel of Hyland’s Mills and Wesley J. Watson of Cohoes, and three sisters, Mrs. m. M. Canning and Mrs. Almeda Mabb of Utica, and Mrs. Joseph Beckwith of Rome.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Weaver, Nancy

Roman Citizen
January 11, 1878

WEAVER - Mrs. Nancy Weaver, wife of Mr. Joseph Weaver, living about two miles north of Lee Center, New York, died very suddenly on the morning of Saturday last, (January 5, 1878) supposed to be heart disease. She retired Friday evening in usual health. Awaking about four o'clock she told her husband that she was much distressed in the region of her heart. Mr. W. got up and built a fire and a sister-in-law got up and ministered to the sick. A physician was sent for but before he arrived she breathed her last. She was aged 64 years and 7 months. She was a pious devoted Christian woman, and leaves a husband and several children and a numerous circle of relations and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at Lee Center in the M.E. Church, on Monday.


Webb, Inez Cook Streun

Rome Sentinel
December 26, 1947

Mrs. William C. Webb, 70, 216 S. Washington St., died in Rome Hospital Wednesday. She had been a patient there for the last two weeks.

Born February 10, 1876, in the town of Annsville, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. Cook. She was married to Mr. Webb about 29 years ago in the Free Methodist Church, Rome.

Mrs. Webb was educated in West Lee. She was affiliated with the Salvation Army.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Harry Lighthall, Oneida, Mrs. Arletta Affanto and Miss Eleanor Webb, both of Rome, two sons, Lewis Streun, Oneida, and Kenneth Streun, Rome, 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Webb, William

Rome Sentinel
January 28, 1969

William Webb, 89, formerly of Rome, died Monday in the Gerrit Smith Infirmary in Eaton after a long illness. He had been a resident of the infirmary for three years.

A native of Canastota, he was born September 17, 1879, a son of Frank and Sarah DeGroat Webb. He married the former Inez Streun in the Free Methodist Church in Rome in 1919. She died in 1947.

Mr. Webb moved to Rome as a boy and spent most of his life here. He had resided on Lower S. George Street, and had been employed by the former B. F. Fox Coal Co., Griffiss AFB, and Pettibone Mulliken Corp. He had also attended the Rome Savation Army Citadel.

In 1956 he took up residence with his stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry (Zadie) Lighthall St., Oneida. He also resided for a time at the Canastota Nursing Home.

Surviving with Mrs. Lighthall are another stepdaughter, Mrs. Arletta Affanto, Bath, Maine, two stepsons, Louis Streun of New London and Kenneth Streun, Rome, a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Slover, Canastota, and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at the Strong Funeral Home with interment in Lee Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


Webster, Carrie Cushman

Mrs. Carrie Webster, wife of Westley Webster, died very suddenly at her home in West Rome at 1 am Saturday. She had been in her usual good health up to a little after 12 o’clock. At that time she was taken ill and in less than an hour had passed away. Dr. J. L. Golly was called but before he could reach Mrs. Webster’s home she had passed away. He pronounced it a case of heart disease. Coroner Lehr was also called but he decided an inquest unnecessary.

Mrs. Webster was born in the town of Lee July 26, 1850, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cushman. She was united in marriage with Mr. Webster 25 years ago in that town and they continued to live in Lee for the following 10 years. Then the family moved to West Rome, where they have since resided. Mrs. Webster was very favorably known both in the vicinity of her late home and also in Lee. Many will be shocked and saddened by her sudden death. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Rapke, and one grandson, Wesley Charles, who live at the family home.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Webster, Wesley E.

Rome Sentinel
October 30, 1914

Wesley E. Webster, in his 63d year, died at his home in West Rome at 4:15 oclock Thursday afternoon after having been in failing health for the past two years. He was born in Lee November 19, 1851. He was a farmer by occupation and resided in Lee until 17 years ago when he came to Rome to make his home. Twenty two years ago he was married to Carrie Dunbar, who died on February 10, 1912. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Rapke of this city, and one brother, who lives in the west. He was a member of the Valley M. E. Church. Many friends in this city and Lee will learn of his death with much regret.


Weismiller, Charles

Rome Sentinel
April 23, 1894

Lee - The funeral of Charles Weismiller who died on Saturday after a short illness of pneumonia, will be held int he M. E. Church tomorrow at 1 pm.


Weismiller, Mrs. Jacob

Roman Citizen
January 8, 1892

Point Rock - The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Weismiller was held Friday. Mr. Weismiller died last summer and the children scarcely recovered from the shock of his sudden death when the mother had to be laid in her grave. Three sons are left to mourn, Jacob, John and Godfried, the latter being left alone in the old home. He never married.


Welch, John

Roman Citizen
September 3, 1892

Point Rock - John Welch of San Francisco, Cal., formerly of this place, was thrown from an express wagon in that city August 14. Being near the German Hospital he was taken in and cared for. Though his injuries were serious it was hoped he would recover, but he grew worse and died August 24. He was 50 years old July 12. He left a wife and one child, seven brothers, Charles, William and Michael of San Francisco, Edward of Madison, Daniel of Rome and Thomas Welch of this place, three sisters, Anna Crofoot of Glen Ellen, Cal., Kate Wyman of West Branch and Mary Willson of this place. He was brought up here and many will be pained to hear of his death.


Welch, Phoebe Wyman

August 19, 1923

Mrs. A. D. Wheeler, 112 N. Jay Street, has received word of the death of Mrs. Phebe Welch, at her home in San Bernardo, and the body has been sent to this city for interment.

Her maiden name was Phoebe Wyman, and she was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Wyman of West Branch, where she was born. She married Daniel Welch and they lived in this city several years, Mr. Welch conducting a shoe store. He died a number of years ago.

Mrs. Welch is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eva Bartlett, who went with her to California about five years ago.


Wentworth, Albert

Rome Sentinel
January 9, 1900

Lee Center - Albert Wentworth, aged 79, an old and respected resident of this town, died at his home near this village this morning from pneumonia, aged 79 years. He had been ill only a few days. He was without family, his wife being dead. Melvin J. Wentworth is a brother of the deceased and there is another brother near Rochester.


Wentworth, Charles H.

Rome Sentinel
May 10, 1908

Charles H. Wentworth, 639 W. Liberty St., fell dead on W. Liberty Street, a short distance east of the Wood Creek bridge about 1:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. In compnay with Mrs. Wentworth and Mr. & Mrs. Wiliam H. Hunt, 721 W. Liberty St., Mr. Wentworth was on his way to attend the funeral of John De Wolf. He and Mr. Hunt were walking together and Mrs. Wentworth and Mrs. Hunt were in the rear. Just after they had crossed the bridge Mr. Wentworth sank to the ground and expired instantly. The body was taken into the home of Martin H. Mullin, 515 W. Liberty St., and Coroner Hubbard summoned. After viewing the remains the coroner gave the cause of death as heart disease, and they were removed to Mr. Wentworth's late home. Mr. Wentworth was born in Lee 55 years ago and had resided in Rome 21 years. Twenty-four years ago last July, at North Bay, he was married to Miss Mary M. Collins of Annsville, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Herman Wilbert, Misses Eva L. and Florence V. Wentworth and Chester P. Wentworth, all of this city. He also leaves two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Bork of Rome and Mrs. Mary Loren who resides in the west, and one grandchild. Mr. Wentworth attended the First M. E. Church and was a member of the Maccabees and Odd Fellows. He was well known and highly respected and his many friends will be pained to learn of his sudden death. He had for 16 years been in the employ of Hughes & Wilkinson millers and wholesale flour and feed dealers


Wentworth, Elvira Cleveland

Rome Sentinel
January 6, 1908

On Saturday morning at 7 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Elvira Wentworth, widow of Edward Wentworth, an esteemed resident of this place. Mrs. Wentworth had been an invalid for many years, but her last illness dates from December 23, from which time she suffered great agony until the end came. Elvira Cleveland was born in Massacusetts Sept. 26, 1824, and was united in marriage with Edward Wentworth April 11, 1844. He died Nov. 27, 1897. Mrs. Wentworth is survivied by two children, Mrs. Lillie M. Burk, who resided with her mother, and Lewis F. Wentworth of Lee Center; also one sister living at Windsor, Mass. The following sisters recently died: Lucinda A. Cleveland who passed away May 23, 1907, aged 95 years, and Melvina E. Hurlbert, who died Sep. 1, 1907, aged 86 years. Mrs. Wentworth was most kindly cared for by the above named daughter, and William Burk, a beloved grandson. She was loved and respected by a large circle of friends who extend to the relatives sincere sympathy. Funeral services will be held at the family residence on Tuesday at one o'clock.


Wentworth, Lewis F.

Rome Sentinel
November 29, 1915

Lee Center - The death of Lewis F. Wentworth, a well known and prominent resident of Lee Center, occurred at his home about 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. For about a year he had been a sufferer from heart trouble but had been confined to the house only since Tuesday. Mr. Wentworth was a son of Edward and Elvira Wentworth and was born in Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1848. When eight years old he came to Lee and lived on a farm about one mile east of Lee Center. His delight was agriculture, as was shown by his well tilled farm and pleasant nicely kept buildings. About 15 years ago Mr. Wenworth came to this village to live. On Aug. 26, 1874, he was married to Miss Clara Summers, who, with an adopted son, Palmer Gould, survives. Mr. Wentworth will be greatly missed in the community. He was a quiet, homeloving man, much devoted to his family. The community will deeply sympathize with the survivors in their bereavement. Funeral services will be held at his late home on Wednesday.


Wentworth, Mrs. Albert J.

Roman Citizen
October 12, 1877

Lee Center Notes - The funeral of Mrs. Albert J. Wentworth, of West Lee, was held on the 1st. of Oct., inst., at the residence of the Wentworth brothers. A large concourse of friends and neighbors convened to express their sympathy with the bereaved families. Rev. T. D. Cook of Utica, by request of deceased, preached on the occasion.


Wentworth, Nelson

Roman Citizen
June 7, 1878

Lee Center Items - Mr. Nelson Wentworth, a man living in northern Lee, was buried yesterday. No particulars attending his illness or death have reached me, but Rev. J. Baird preached the funeral sermon. Deceased was a brother of George Wentworth, who recently kept a public house at West Branch, and was about 40 years old.


Wentworth, Rachel

Rome Sentinel
March 27, 1891

Mrs. Rachel Wentworth of Lee Corners, who died at Minneola, Florida on the 20th, inst., at the age of 72 years, was the widow of the late Charles Wentworth of Lee, and was a life-long resident of this town. Surviving are two sons, M. N. of Lee and C. Edward Wentworth of Minneola, Fla., also one brother S. Mason Nisbet of Western and one sister, Mrs. Calvin Richmond of Adams, Mass. The funeral will take place at her late residence tomorrow at 12 o’clock.


Wesley, Anna Preller
Rome Sentinel
January 24, 1938

Mrs. Anna E. Preller Wesley, 78, native of Point Rock, mother of Gordon J. Wesley, Utica former Rome resident, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elma Schwartz, 331 Cooper Street, after a lingering illness.

Her husband, Irving Wesley, to whom she was married 60 years ago, died in 1932. She had resided with Mrs. Schwartz five years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.. She leaves another daughter, Mrs. Charles Ryan, Utica, and another son, Harry C. Wesley, Santa Paula, California, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Wesley, Gordon J.

Rome Sentinel
April 26, 1961

Gordon J. Wesley, 75, Canastota, a former Roman, died in Lenox Memorial Hospital, Canastota, Monday morning after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at the Newberry Funeral Home, Canastota, Interment will be in the Point Rock Cemetery.

A native of the town of Ava, he was born January 5, 1886, son of Irving and Anna Preller Wesley. He spent his early life in Rome and operated the former Oneida County Creameries Co. store in the 100 block of N. James St. in the 1920's and early 30's.

In 1938 he married the former Mary Pellitier and moved to Canastota where the couple operated the Quality Inn west of that community. Mrs. Wesley died a few years ago and he continued to operate the business under the name of Wesley's Inn until his recent illness.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida Ryan, Utica, and Mrs. Floyd Smith, Deansboro, a brother Attorney Harry Wesley, Santa Paula, Calif., and two nieces.

Mr. Wesley was a member of Roman Lodge F & AM, Rome Masonic Club, Zeba Grotto and the Oneida Lodge of Elks.


Wesley, Irving

Rome Sentinel
September 6, 1932

Irving Wesley, 73, former Rome resident and father of Gordon J. Wesley of this city, died early Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Wilson of Point Rock. Mr. Wesley had been in failing health for five years.

He was born in White Plains on April 1, 1859, but spent most of his life in Ava. After residing in Rome for a number of years Mr. Wesley removed to the old homestead in Ava where he had been living up to the time of his passing. He followed the occupation of painter and paper-hanger until illness forced his retirement five years ago.

Fifty four years ago he was married to Anna E. Preller, who survives with four children, Gordon J . of Rome, Mrs. Wilson of Point Rock, Ida Ryan of Utica and Harry C. Wesley, an attorney of Santa Paula, Calif. Also surviving are four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


West, Benjamin

Roman Citizen
April 3, 1896

Lee Center - April 2 - Benjamin West died at his home south of this village Sunday morning at 8:30, aged 80 years. The deceased had been a resident of Lee for 50 years. In 1858 he built the Lee Center hotel, which he conducted for about four years. He then exchanged it for that now owned by M. Knight and carried on the grocery business for two years. He then bought and moved on the farm where he lived till his death. He was twice married. His last wife, whose maiden name was Eunice Mosier, died July 15, 1894. The following children survive: Charles E. of Oswego, George E. of Rome, Sidney G. of Lee Center, Mrs. Sarah Mckeown of Niagara Falls and Mrs. Nettie Felshaw of Lee Center. The remains were deposited in the Lee Valley Cemetery. Rev. J. R. Decker of this place officiated.


West, Eunice Mosier

Roman Citizen
July 18, 1894

Lee Center - Mrs. Benjamin West died at 8 pm Sunday at her home near Lorena. She was 76 years of age, and had been ill for some time with a tumor and a complication of diseases. She was a lady much esteemed by all who knew her. Besides her husband, who is in very feeble health, she leaves two sons, George E. of Rome and Sidney, who lives on the old homestead and two daughters, Mrs. John McPherson, formerly of this village, and Mrs. Orville Felshaw, who also lives on the homestead. Two brothers, Job and Oliver Mosier, and two sisters, also survive. The funeral occurs at the house on Wednesday.


White, Mrs. F.

Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen
August 29, 1888

Lee - The funeral of Mrs. F. White occurred at Lee Valley church Saturday afternoon. She was respected by all who knew her and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn.


Wick, Charles H.

Rome Sentinel
January 10, 1931

Point Rock - Charles H. Wick, 59, passed away at his home in this village Friday night after a period of ill health extending over several years.

He was born in the town of Annsville, June 14, 1871, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Wick. He was one of eleven children. On July 18, 1905, he was united in marriage with Miss Emma Clark of Oriskany Falls, who survives.

Mr. Wick had been postmaster at Point Rock for the past 20 years and for the last 30 years was proprietor of a general store. He was an efficient caretaker of Point Rock Cemetery for many years. He was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends, and was a very accommodating friend.


Wick, Emma G. Clark

Rome Sentinel
April 12, 1943

Point Rock - Friends regret to learn of the passing of Mrs. Emma Wick, who has been ill for sometime.

Mrs. Wick, the former Emma G. Clark, came here to live after her marriage to Charles Wick about 40 years ago. They conducted a general store until Mr. Wick's death 13 years ago. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Alice Shoemaker, several nieces and nephews, Oriskany Falls, Mrs. Anna Wood, Taberg, Mrs. Rose Wick, sister-in-law and Lewis Wick, a brother-in-law.


Wick, Louis

Rome Sentinel
October 8, 1943

Point Rock - Louis Wick, 83, for 52 years proprietor of the Wick Hotel here, died suddenly at his home here this morning at 6:15 after suffering a heart attack.

He was born in Annsville June 21, 1860, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Deitz Wick. At Point Rock Church on February 26, 1890, he married Maria Morat, the Rev. F. E. Schleider performing the ceremony. He was a member of the Reformed Church.

He and his wife had successfully conducted the Wick Hotel here which was widely known. His business brought him into contact with a large number ofpeople and his genial dispostion had made for him many friends.

Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Elmer E. Yager, Rome, and Mrs. Ruella E. Heacock, Point Rock, a son, Howard E. Wick, Lee Center, and a granddaughter, Audrey Heacock, Point Rock, and a sister, Anna Wood, Taberg.


Wick, Marie Morat

Rome Sentinel
December 1, 1951

Mrs. Marie Wick, 86, Point Rock, widow of Louis Wick, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer E. Yager. She had been in ill health for four years.

Mrs. Wick was born near Point Rock in the town of Annsville on April 24, 1865, a daughter of Charles and Mary Easly Morat.

She was married to Mr. Wick on February 28, 1890 at the Point Rock Church by the Rev. John M. Reiner, pastor. Mr. Wick died October 8, 1943.

After their marriage, the couple purchased the Point Rock Hotel from John Bowman which they conducted for many years.

Mrs. Wick attended the Point Rock Church.

Surviving besides Mrs. Yager is another daughter, Mrs. Harold Heacock, Albany, a son, Howard Wick, Lee Center, a granddaughter, Audrey Heacock, Abany, and several nieces and nephews.


Wicks, Mary Sauer

Rome Sentinel
December 23, 1904

Lee Center - Mrs. Mary Wicks, aged 76 years, died at 8 pm yesterday at her home about two miles northwest of here in the town of Annsville. She was the widow of Christian Wicks and resided alone. Mrs. Wicks had been in feeble health for some time, and on Tuesday was found in an unconscious condition at her home by some neighbors who found the doors fastened and forced an entrance. Mrs. Wicks was born in Germany and came to this country forty-eight years ago. For many years she had resided in this vicinity. She is survived by one brother, Jacob Sauer, residing near her late home. The funeral will be held Sunday at the Methodist Church here.


Williams, Carrie Griffith

Rome Sentinel
August 3, 1931

Mrs. Carrie Griffith Williams, who left this city in 1926 to make her home in California, passed away in Los Angeles according to word received today by her niece, Mrs. Warren Pierce of Westernville.

Mrs. Williams was the youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. John Griffith and was born in Hawkinsville, June 10, 1861. On January 8, 1885, at Delta, she married Griffith G. Williams and for many years they resided in that village. Later they removed to this city where Mr. Williams died in Oct. 1924.

Surviving are two sons, Howard L. and Earl R., a daughter Mrs. Dorrance Rhoads and a grand-daughter, Miss Dorothy Williams, all of Los Angeles. Other survivors include Mrs Pierce and two other nieces, Mrs. James Birdseye of Utica and Mrs. David Grower of Deansboro.

contributed by Karen Marsh


Williams, Catherine Dingman Darling

Rome Sentinel
December 30, 1913

Whitesboro - Dec. 30: While sitting in her chair at the home of her son, Charles Darling, of this village, at 8:10 last evening, Mrs. Catherine Williams past away suddenly as the result of cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in her usual health. She had eaten supper with her son's family and had just pushed her chair from the table when it was noticed that she appeared distressed and a physician was at once summoned. She was dead when he arrived. She was born at Lee on October 3, 1827, and was twice married. Her first husband, George Darling, was a soldier in the Union Army and died at City Point after having served but three months. Five children survive from her first marriage: Charles Darling of this village at whose home she had been living for the past 18 months, Fred Darling of utica, John Darling of Annsvile, and Squire and Clinton Darling of Walcott Mills. Her second husband was Cook Williams of Lee who died in 1878.


Wilkinson, Albert J.

Rome Sentinel
August 3, 1883

Mr. A. J. Wilkinson, one of Lee's oldest inhabitants, died at his residence on Thursday evening, aged 71 years 6 months. For years he has been a paralytic. His funeral was held at the M. E. Church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Bro. Simpson preached. The house was crowded.


Wilkinson, Clarissa

Roman Citizen
March 24, 1899

Died Monday at 4 o'clock pm, March 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Williams, in Hazleton, Iowa, Mrs. Clarissa Wilkinson, aged 85 years 2 months and 23 days. She was a resident at Stokes , NY for many years, relict of the late George D. Wilkinson, who died in 1877. Since that time she had made her home with her children. For several years she was a resident of Rome, and later of Syracuse, and in 1890 went to Iowa to make her home with her daughter previously mentioned. She was the mother of four children. Surviving are George E. Wilkinson, Rome, NY, Mrs. J. J. Williams, Hazleton, Iowa. One son died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. A. Hartson of Syracuse, died in 1888.

Her's was a quiet unpretentious life, devoted to the interests of her family. She was lovable and kind, made many friends wherever she lived. Although of frail health she was ever ready to assist , she afflicted with a heart full of sympathy. The change of climate was a benefit. She enjoyed better health in the west than for many years previous. Until the last two years, with the infirmities of old age, her health gradually impaired, but mentally there was no disease.

She was assisted to dress and walked out to her easy chair and ate her breakfast as usual, but soon wished to lie down and appeared very comfortable, but soon sank into a stupor, from which she did not arouse, but quietly passed away like one sweetly sleeping. She was specially favored in spending her last days in the home of her daughter, who, with her family, did all they could for her comfort and happiness.


Wilkinson, George E.

Rome Sentinel
January 17, 1916

George E. Wilkinson died at the home of his son, William E. Wilkinson on the River road, a short distance east of this city, at 6:05 this morning. He was in his 83rd year and was born in Lee. When 19 years old he came to Rome and formed a co-partnership with the late Jeremiah Rowley in the milk business. He continued in that until 17 years ago when he retired. He was twice married. His first wife, Miss Phoebe Rowley, died 34 years ago. His second wife, Miss Elizabeth Nisbet, died about 10 years ago. He is survived by one son, W. E. Wilkinson, with whom he resided, and four grandchildren. Mr. Wilkinson was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings and had many friends who held him in high esteem.


Wilkinson, Levi

Roman Citizen
August 15, 1884

WILKINSON - In Rome, New York, August 10, 1884, Levi Wilkinson.

Levi Wilkinson, of Syracuse, a son of the late Josiah Wilkinson, of Lee, Oneida county, died suddenly at the residence of his niece, Mrs. Martha Tuttle, on Spring street, in Rome, NY early Sunday (August 10, 1884) morning. His health had been quite poor for about a year past, though he was able to be about. The direct cause of his death was rheumatism of the heart. His age was 81 years. Mr. Wilkinson was an uncle to Marshall H. Fisk, Mrs. Selden Mitchell, Mrs. George D. Wilkinson and Mrs. Martha Tuttle, of this city.


Williams, Alice Sinclair

Rome Sentinel
January 12, 1956

Mrs. Alice M. Williams, 86, a resident of the Rome Home since March 22, 1948, passed away in the home last evening following an illness of several weeks.

She was born in West Branch on March 23, 1869, daughter of William A. and Sarah Bull Sinclair. on April 22, 1896, she was married to Obadiah J. Williams of Albany. The couple moved to New York City in 1899 where they lived until 1931 when they came to Rome. Mr. Williams passed away in Rome on September 29, 1932.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the Friends Church in West Branch and its Ladies Aid Society. While in Rome she has attended the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals on Saturday. Interment in the spring will be in Fairchild Cemetery, Remsen.


Williams, Anna Barnard

Rome Sentinel
February 2, 1959

Mrs. Anna Barnard Williams, 90, formerly of 603 N. Madison St., died yesterday in Murphy Hospital Home, New Hartford, after an illness of about five years. She was born in Fish Creek, daughter of John & Mary Campbell Barnard. On Nov. 4, 1900, in Rome, she was married to Russell J. Williams, who died Feb. 20, 1952. The couple lived for 50 years in New York City where Mr. Williams was employed by the Reigel Paper Co. They returned to Rome in 1939. She was of Presbyterian faith. Mr. Williams is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home, Interment will be in Lee State Road Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


Williams, Asenath

Rome Sentinel
April 23, 1891

Lee Centre - Mrs. Asenath Williams, mother of Daniel Williams of Utica and sister of the late Mrs. Isaiah Powers of this place, died at the home of her son in Utica on April 21, and her funeral was held at the Friends Church, West Branch, on Friday, W. T. Willis officiating. The interment was made in West Branch Cemetery


Williams, Daniel

Rome Sentinel
June 1, 1917

Daniel Williams, aged 75, died at the Oneida County Hospital this morning. He was admitted to this hospital from Lee on May 19. He was born in Lee and always resided there and was a farmer by occupation.


Williams, George W.

Rome Sentinel
August 20, 1910

George W. Williams, a resident of this city, died in Utica at 6:20 pm on Friday, where he had been spending the past few weeks. He was born in the town of Florence on January 12, 1841, and resided there and in the village of Camden till his marriage on October 14, 1863 to Sarah A. Ufford of Lee, when he took up his residence there. He remained there till last spring, when they came to Rome to live, making their home on Floyd avenue. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Walter C. McAndrews of Rome and Mrs. William Oram of Point Rock, also two brothers, Alfred, whose home is in Michigan, and Walter D. Williams of Camden, five sisters, Mrs. J. D. Pritchard and Mrs. Fannie Griffith, Utica, Mrs. Elizabeth Kinnie, Westdale, Mrs. Walter W. Elden of Rome and Mrs. Julia St. John of Syracuse, and six grandchildren.

The remains were brought to his home on Floyd Avenue, where brief services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock after which the body will be taken to Lee where the funeral service will be held with interment in the Hall Cemetery

Mr. Williams had always been a farmer, frugal and industrious, and followed that occupation till his failing health some few years ago compelled his retirement from active work. He had a wide acquaintanceship through the northern part of the county and was held in esteem by all who knew him.


Williams, Gilbert

Rome Sentinel
March 12, 1901

Stokes - The death of Gilbert Williams, aged about 50 years, occurred this morning at his home near Stokes. The deceased had been ill only about a week, death being caused by pneumonia. He had been a resident of this vicinity for the past twenty years, coming from West Branch. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Anna Evans, and several brothers, among them Carlos Williams of Rome.


Williams, Jane Shaver

Rome Sentinel
June 17, 1921

WILLIAMS - entered into rest at Lee Center, June 17, 1921, Mrs. James M. Willaims, aged 83 years. The funeral will be held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Melissa Smith at Lee Center, Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and at the Lee Center M.E.Church at 2 o"clock (old time). Interment in Evergreen cemetery, Stokes.


Williams, John

Roman Citizen
February 6, 1885

WILLIAMS - In West Branch, New York, January 31, 1885, John Williams.

John Williams, an old and respected resident of the town of Lee, NY, living near West Branch, was buried a week ago last Saturday. The funeral was held at the Friends' Church, and the services were conducted by Rev. Perrin Reynolds, pastor of the church, after which his remains were interred in the cemetery near West Branch. Mr. Williams was a consistent member of the Society of Friends, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves five sons. His wife died about fourteen years ago. She was the daughter of Abner Wood, one of the first settlers of the town of Ava, NY, who came to this town about the year 1800.


Williams, Sarah Ufford

Rome Sentinel
February 23, 1920

Point Rock - Sarah Ufford WIlliams who died February 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. WIlliam Oram, was the youngest child of John and Anna Wamer Ufford and was born on the farm where she died on August 7, 1836. She was the last of the family. In 1863 she was married to George W. Willaims of Camden and two daughters, Mrs. Ida McAndrews and Mrs. Nettie Oram were born to them. Nearly all her life was spent here and her devotion to her home, her loyalty to her friends, won her high regard and many will be pained to hear of her death. For a number of years she taught school and there are some left here now who will remember her as their teacher.

Mr. WIlliams passed away in 1910 and in 1912 Mrs. Williams had the misfortune to fall and break her hip, since which time she had been a semi-invalid spending the winters in Rome with her daughter Mrs. McAndrews, and the summers at her old home here. On the 1st of January Mrs. McAndrews broke up her home in order to join her husband who on account of poor health had to return to his former home in California. Mrs. Williams has been confined to the bed ever since she was brought from Rome, suffering from blood poisoning.

Besides the two daughters mentioned she leaves the following grandchildren, Harry, Elwood and Leon Oram and Mrs. Arthur Gleasman of Point Rock, Mrs. T.R. Hutton of Utica and Mrs. Arthur Mowers of Canastota and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. R. Myers of Lee Center on February 20 and the remains were placed in the receiving vault at Evergreen Cemetery and in the spring will be buried beside her husband and father in the Hall Cemetery.


Williams, Mary Countryman

Rome Sentinel
March 20, 1940

Stokes, March 20 - Mrs. Mary Countryman Williams, 92, widow of Gilbert Williams, passed away early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clinton L. Evans, with whom she had lived for the past 15 years. She had enjoyed unusually good health until taken ill two weeks ago. For the past ten years she had been blind. She was born at West Branch Sep. 21, 1847, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Starr Countryman. She received her education in West Branch schools and after her marriage to Gilbert Williams, they conducted cheese factories in Ava, Boonville, in Wyomning and in Cattaraugus counties. At times each conducted a separate factory. She attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rome. Surviving are the daughter at whose home she died, three grandchildren, Howard Evans, Stokes, Mrs. Robert Stevens, Rome, and Mrs. William Corr, Lee Center, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at th Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals on Saturday at 2 pm with the Rev. Harley S. Hill, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.


Williams, Nancy H.

Rome Sentinel
April 20, 1892

At 6 o’clock Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Nancy H. Williams, relict of Isaac Williams, who died in 1874. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William S. Birnie, 511 North Jay Street, in her 56th year. She had been ill about a week with pneumonia. Mrs. Williams was born in the town of Lee and moved to this city about 37 years ago and had since resided here. She was possessed of a wide circle of friends, and was much beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Besides the daughter mentioned she leaves her father, H. C. Kenyon, four sons, James H., Frank, William & Charles M. Williams, a daughter Miss Relie Williams, all of Rome, and one sister, Miss Margaret Williams of Rome and one brother, Charles H. Kenyon of Globe City, Arizona.


Williams, Peter

Rome Semi-Weekly
May 15, 1899

Lee Center - Peter Williams died at his home near Lee Center Saturday morning, aged 78 years. The deceased suffered a shock Wednesday and death resulted from the effects of the shock. He had always lived in the town of Lee and was well known. He formerly resided at Stokes, in that town. He was, in the earlier years, quite active in Democratic politics in the town, and had held some minor town offices. He was a substantial citizen and much respected. He is survived by his wife.


Williams, Priscilla

Rome Sentinel
March 7, 1871

Death: At West Branch, Mrs. John Williams, age 58 yrs 10 mos.


Williams, Stephen N.

Roman Citizen
June 23, 1888

Stephen N. Williams died at his home in West Branch Wednesday. About three years ago he was stricken with paralysis and had been confined to his bed most of the time since. His age was 75 years. Deceased was born in the vicinity of West Branch and with the exception of four or five years spent in Belleville, Canada, had resided there all his life. He was a tailor by trade, and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Besides his wife, three daughters survive him - Mrs. R. M. Grems of Rome, Mrs. J. W. Grems of West Branch, and Mrs. Charles C. Utley of Chittenango, also one step-daughter, Mrs. Mortimer Flint of Rome. The funeral occurred yesterday at the Friends Church, West Branch.


Wilkinson, Lydia Somers

Rome Sentinel
August 9, 1915

Lee Center, Aug. 9 - On Saturday at about 8 0'clock pm occurred the death of Mrs. P. A. Wilkinson of this village. She was the daughter of Thomas Somers and Sally Ann Shaver, and was born in the town of Lee on July 16, 1839. Her entire life was spent in this town. in early life she taught several of the schools in Lee including the Lee center school. She was married to Phanette A. Wilkinson on January 15, 1863, and lived for many years on a farm near West Branch, moving in 1884 to a farm one mile east of this village. She is survived by her husband and one son, Attorney A.. T. Wilkinson of Camden, also by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. D. C. Park, Mrs. L. F. Wentworth, Charles T. Somers of Lee, and Mrs. F. E. Wilson of Syracuse. The funeral will be held at the house on Tuesday at 2:30 pm. Lydia Somers's schoolmates knew her as a quiet, studious, home loving girl. As a woman she possessed a sterling character, one who made no pretense of religion, but believed in the creed of commendable daily living and the love of neighbor as one's self. on lesson Mrs. Wilkinson's life teaches is cheerfulness even in darkness. Her long and patiently-borne suffering was wonderful, and to those about her she was always uncomplaining and kind. Those who knew her best realize most keenly the dark shadow that has fallen in the place she occupied. For 52 years she had walked by the side of her husband, devoting to him her strength, skill and sweetness of life, and all who knew her watched the course of her last illness with deepest sympathy for the husband who will be so lonely, the son at Camden, and the three remaining sisters.


Wilkinson, Phanette

Rome Sentinel
Dec. 23, 1916

Lee Center, Dec. 23 - The death of Phanette A. Wilkinson, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Lee Center, occurred at 2:30 this morning. He had been seriously ill for about twelve weeks, and had submitted to an operation at a hospital in Utica early in October. Although he recovered sufficiently to be removed to Lee Center, he never fully rallied from the effects of the operation, and had failed rapidly for the past two weeks. Mr. Wilkinson was born in the town of Lee, October 26, 1839, on the same farm where his father was born in 1812. He was the son of Albert J. Wilkinson and his wife, whose maiden name was Lovina H. Walker. His grandfather, Josiah Wilkinson, was one of the earliest settlers in what is now the town of Lee, having come from Connecticut in 1805, and having soon thereafter purchased twenty-five acres of land, which is a part of the farm still known as the old Wilkinson homestead. Phanette A. Wilkinson was educated in the common schools of his native town, and also attended the Union School at Lee Center. He was married January 15, 1863 to Lydia A. Somers who died in August 1915. His whole life was spent in Lee where he followed the vocation of farming all his life, and made a success of it. He was for many years a justice of the peace of the town of Lee and held several other offices. He attended the Methodist Episcopal Church here. Mr. Wilkinson was universally respected by all who knew him and was known as a loyal friend, an upright citizen and a good neighbor, and a man who never shirked an obligation or went back on his word. His loss will be deeply mourned by a wide circle of friends. He was the eldest of a family of four children, of whom only one, Edwin A. Wilkinson of Clarksville, Iowa, survive. He is also survived by his son, Lawyer Albert T. Wilkinson of Camden, and by two grandchildren, Miss Mabel Wilkinson and Lawrence B. Wilkinson, and by several nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held in the Methodist E. Church of Lee Center, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, at 3:30 o'clock.


Wilson, Lucy Emily Jacocks

Rome Sentinel
February 8, 1912

Lucy Emily Wilson died at 32 Faxton Street, Utica, on Wednesday. She was born near West Branch, Oct. 11, 1836, and was a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Jacobs. She was married in 1863 to Harrison Wilson of this city. In 1868 Mr. Wilson went to Colorado and located at Evergreen, about 30 miles from Denver. Two years later Mrs. Wilson joined her husband and they resided on the same place until Mr. Wilson's death in 1889. Mrs. Wilson was then left with the care of the ranch, as their two children had died when small. A few years after Mrs. Wilson came to Oneida county visiting and as most of her relatives and those of her husband resided here she decided to close up her financial affairs in Colorado and return to this state to spend her declining years. The subject of this sketch was a woman of rare personal ability, ever ready to aid those in sickness or distress, and her willing hands found a large field for work in their western home. She taught school for some time in their early days in Colorado, being one of the first teachers in that section of the country. She was a member of the First M. E. Church of this city, where the funeral will be held at 1 pm Friday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.


Willson, Amelia E. Coon

Rome Sentinel
July 11, 1891

Wednesday afternoon at her home in Stanwix, occurred the death of Mrs. Amelia E., wife of Harvey S. Willson, at the age of 48 years. A hemorrhage from an artery reptured by a cancer, was the immediate cause of death. Deceased was born in the town of Lee, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Coon of that place. Mrs. and Mrs. Willson were married in 1859. Soon after their marriage they resided in Florence, where Mr. Willson was engaged in the practice of law. They afterward resided in Michigan, and also in California. They came to Rome in 1882, where they have since resided. Mrs. Willson was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, and that denomination has lost a good worker in the cause of the right. Besides her husband she leaves a mother, Mrs. Hannah Searles of Lee, a daughter, Jennie Willson, and a son, Fred M. Willson of Rome, also three sisters, Mrs. Henry Patten of Clyde, Mrs. Charles Pratt of Lee Center, and Mrs. J. A. Phillips of Morristown.


Willson, Anna Brietenauer

Rome Sentinel
July 21, 1962

Mrs. Homer E. (Anna B.) Willson, Glenmore Road, died at a Rome hospital Friday after a long illness. She was 77 years old.

She was born in West Branch April 18, 1885, daughter of Casper and Anna Brietenauer, and her younger life was spent there and Point Rock where she attended school. She and Mr. Willson were married May 25, 1902, at the home of the bride in Point Rock.

They operated the Willson homestead farm near Point Rock until 1942 when they moved to their present home. Mrs. Willson was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church and West Branch Grange.

Surviving besides her husband there are a son, Harold, Auburn, two daughters, Mrs. Luella Willson, Vernon, and Mrs. Donald (Bertha) Willson, Lee Center, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the home of Mrs. Donald Willson, Lee Center. Interment will be in Smith Cemetery, West Branch.


Willson, Anna Stace

Rome Sentinel
June 27, 1952

Point Rock - Mrs. Anna Stace Willson, 76, widow of Charles R. Willson, died Thursday in the Rome Hospital after a 10 day illness.

With her husband, Mrs. Willson had operated a general store in this village for nearly 50 years.

A native of the town of Annsville, she was born January 10, 1876, a daughter of Robert and Rhoda Brewster Stace.

Her marriage to Mr. Willson took place June 17, 1902 and the following year the couple purchased the former Clinton Smith general store here.

After Mr. Willson's death on April 20, 1936, Mrs. Willson continued the business until last November when ill health forced her to close the store.

She is survived by a son, Francis, Point Rock, a brother, Melvin Stace, Rome, five grandchildren, Mrs. Joseph Proper and Neil Willson, both of Taberg, Duane Willson, Rome, and Sandra and Robert Willson, Point Rock, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Sunday. Burial in Point Rock Cemetery.


Willson, Charles R.

Rome Sentinel
April 21, 1936

Point Rock - Charles R. Willson, 65, well known merchant in this village for the past 34 years, died at his home on Monday at 3:45 pm after an illness of a few days.

He was a son of the late Robert and Nancy Welch Willson, and was born here Octoaber 14, 1870. On June 17, 1902, he married Miss Anna Stace at Point Rock. For several years, as a young man, he was engaged as a cheese maker in Taberg, Camden and Annsville. In 1904, with his brother William H. Willson, he purchased the well known D. C. Smith general store here. Later the partnership was dissolved and since then Mr. and Mrs. Willson had conducted the sotre.

His work as cheese maker and as merchant had brought him into contact with a large circle of friends who held him in high regard. They knew him as an accommodating and genial friend. He was a great lover of the out of doors and was known as an expert fisherman. He was possessed of a quaint sense of humor and was of a companionable nature.

Surviving besides his widow, is a son Francis Willson of this place, three grandchildren, Shirley, Duane and Neil Willson, a sister, Mrs. Earl Wood of this place, and a brother, William H. Willson of Sherrill.


Willson, Fowler

Rome Sentinel
August 11, 1916

Point Rock - Fowler Willson, 69, one of the best known and most highly esteemed residents of this section, died at half after four o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home here.

Mr. Willson was born in Point Rock and with the exception of three years spent in the state of Minnesota, he had lived here all his life. During his younger days he was a very successful teacher and taught school during a period of 15 years. He enjoyed a large acquaintance and word of his death will be received with sincere sorrow by all.

On May 7, 1880, at Mankato, Minnesota, Mr. Willson was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Rhodes. Following their marriage they came east and located here.

Besides his widow, Mr. Willson is survived by one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Willson of Point Rock, three sons, Gilbert R., of Buffalo, Harvey S. of Washington, DC, and Harry A. Willson of St. Louis, Missouri. He also leaves two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sarah A. Nolan of Utica, and four brothers, Robert of Sherrill, Daniel, John and Gilbert Willson of Rome.


Willson, infant

Rome Semi-Weekly
July 7, 1899

Lee Center - The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James Willson was held at the house Monday, Rev. E. L. Shepard officiating.


Willson, Margaret Rhoads

Rome Sentinel
August 11, 1930

Point Rock - This community lost one of its most highly esteemed and best known residents when Mrs. Margaret E. Willson, widow of the late Fowler W. Willson, passed away at her home here at an early hour Sunday morning at the advanced age of 80 years.

Mrs. Willson had returned, with her daughter Miss Elizabeth Willson, to her home here, only a short time ago from New Jersey. She was taken ill a few days ago and failed rapidly until the end came peacefully Sunday morning.

Mrs. Willson enjoyed a large acquaintance throughout this section where she had lived for more than 50 years. She was always kind and charitable, and was the center of an unusually happy family circle.

Margaret E. Rhoads was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ellen Haycroft Rhoads and was born at Medora, Illinois May 9, 1850. She was united in marriage with Fowler W. Willson at Mankato, Minnesota on May 7, 1880. The same year they came East and settled near Point Rock. A strange coincidence was the death of her husband, which occurred 14 years ago on the same day and month.

Mrs. Willson was a faithful member of Point Rock M. E. CHurch.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Willson, Point Rock, and three sons, Gilbert R. Willson, who is the American consul at Lagas, Nigeria, Africa, Harvey S. Willson, Brooklyn, Harry A. Willson, Merchantville, NJ; five grandchildren, Mrs. William Simons, Miss Olive Willson, Brooklyn, Marion and Harry Willson, Merchantville, NJ, and Margaret Willson, Point Rock, one sister, Miss Elizabeth Rhoads, Medella, Minniesota, and two brothers, B. F. Rhoads, Medella, Minn., and P. B. Rhoads, Minnesapolis, Minn.


Willson, Mary Welch

Rome Sentinel
July 10, 1911

Point Rock - Mrs. Robert Willson died at her home here yesterday about 2 o'clock after a short illness, although her health has been poor for the past few years. Mary Welch Willson was born in Ireland in 1839 but came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Welch, when a small child. They went first to Canada, then to Washington county, NY, and a little later came to this place, where Mrs. Willson's whole life had been spent with the exception of five years in California in the early sixties. To Mr. and Mrs. Welch were born eleven children, only four of whom are living, Mrs. Kate Wyman and Thomas Welch of Rome, Mrs. Anna Crofoot of California and Edward Welch of this place. Mrs. Willson was married in 1862. She leaves besides her husband the following children, John J. Willson of California, Charles Willson, Mrs. Fred Genther and Mrs. Earl Wood of this place and William Willson of Stittville, also five grandchildren. Mrs. Willson was of a very quiet, retiring disposition and everyone who knew her was a friend. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. The funeral will be held at the Point Rock Cemetery.


Willson, Nancy Davy

Rome Sentinel
January 2, 1926

Lee Center - Word has just been received by relatives and friends in this vicinity of the death of Mrs. Nancy Willson, a former well known resident of Point Rock and Lee Center. Mrs. Willson passed away on Monday, December 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Slone of Moravia, aged 82 years. She had resided all of her life in the town of Lee with the exception of the past four years, when upon the death of her husband, Daniel S. Willson, she took up her residence with her daughter at Moravia. For many years she had been a shutin but during it all was cheerful and uncomplaining, and had made many friends in her new home. Prayer services were held at her late home on Thursday. The remains were deposited in the receiving vault at Moravia.

Rome Sentinel
August 8, 1925

It infrequently happens that a brother and sister meet for the first time again after a lapse of 75 years, but that was the case in the village of Moravia a few days ago when Capt. Henry Davy, Peqaukee, Wisconsin, arrived to visit his sister, Mrs. Nancy Willson, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Henry E. Slone, a former resident of Lee Center and Point Rock.

Mrs. Willson is 82 years of age and her brother is two years younger. They were born in Nappannee, Canada, and at an early age when their parents died, the brother and sister were separated. Mrs. Willson was adopted by Bernard Rombough's family and brought up as their own daughter.

The reunion happened through a niece of the long-lost brother and sister meeting Mrs. Slone on a railway train and becoming acquainted.


Willson, Homer E.

Rome Sentinel
December 12, 1966

Lee Center - Homer E. Willson, 89, died Saturday afternoon in Rome Hospital where he had been a patient for nine weeks.

Mr. Willson was born on the Willson homestead farm near Point Rock November 3, 1877, son of Daniel and Nancy Davy Willson. He spent most of his life in Point Rock where he operated the Willson farm.

He and Anna Breitenauer were married May 25, 1902 at the home of the bride in Point Rock. He operated the farm until 1942 when he sold it and the couple moved to Taberg. While a resident there he was employed by the highway department.

After the death of Mrs. Willson on July 20, 1962, he made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Bertha) Willson here. Mr. Willson was a member of Point Rock Methodist Church and West Branch Grange.

Surviving besides the daughter, there are a son, Harold, of Auburn, another daughter, Luella Willson, Vernon, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Tuesday from the Prince and Boyd Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, West Branch.


Willson, Robert

Rome Sentinel
January 6, 1917

Sherrill - Robert Wilson, in his 79th year, died at the home of his son, W. H. Wilson, at 5 o'clock this morning after an illness of one week. He was born in Point Rock and resided there until one year ago when he came here to make his home with his son. He was a farmer by occupation.


Willson, William H.

Rome Sentinel
Tuesday, November 30, 1965

Sherrill - William H. Willson, 84, of 152 Elmwood Place, native of Point Rock, died Monday night at the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, where he had been a patient 19 days. He was transferred there from Oneida City Hosptial where he had been a patient after suffering a stroke October 19.

He was born in Point Rock December 14, 1880, son of Robert and Mary Welch Willson. He was a teacher and principal in Oneida County 14 years and later operated a grocery store at Point Rock with his late brother, Charles. In 1913 he moved to Sherrill and operated a neighborhood grocery store for 52 years.

He and Ethel Wood of Ava were married June 26, 1906. Surviving are his wife, a son, Donald W. Willson, Casselberry, Fla., two daughters, Miss Dorothy E. Willson, Baltimore, and Miss Laura A. Willson at home, a sister, Mrs. Earl Wood, Albany, a grandson, William D. Willson, Casselberry, Fla., several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Friday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home. Burail will be in Valley View Cemetery.


Wilson, Andrew

Rome Sentinel
February 24, 1925

Andrew Wilson, 69, highly esteemed Roman, passed away at his home, 427 Turin St., at 4:30 Monday. He had been out of health for the past five or six years. Last Friday he suffered a stroke and remained unconscious until the end.

He was born in Rome in 1856, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson. He had always resided here. Mr. Wilson was married in Rome to Miss Zilpha Olcott, who survives, also these children, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Mrs. Parker Scripture, Rome, Dorothy O. Wilson, RN, New York, and two brothers, and one sister, John Wilson of Ithaca, Daniel of Detroit and Mrs. Ora Kinney of Rome.

Mr. Wilson was a mason by trade and belonged to the local union. He was a member of Rome Lodge, No. 266, IOOF, and of Rome Lodge 223, F & AM. A man of sterling character he was held in high regard by numerous friends.


Wilson, Helen Baker

Rome Sentinel
December 23, 1946

Mrs. Helen Baker Wilson, 508 W. Thomas St., died in Rome Hospital Sunday at 3:30 am. She had been taken to the hospital the previous night after suffering a heart attack. Although in poor health for several years her death was unexpected.

Daughter of David Ray and the late Sadie Burleigh Baker, she was born in Rome July 1, 1905. She attended Rome schools and R. F. A. and had always made her home here. In 1921 she was married to Eugene Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Calvary Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert Phelps, Mrs. Ben Wyman, and Miss Shirley Wilson, all of Rome, her father, a sister, Mrs. Richard Thomas, Rome and a brother Charles Baker, Corning, and two grandchildren, Corinne and David Phelps.


Wilson, Sophia

Roman Citizen
August 10, 1877

Point Rock Items - Mrs. Sophia Wilson, wife of Daniel Wilson, died Sunday, July 29th, aged 73 years, 8 months and 12 days. The church loses an earnest, energetic member, and her family a fond wife and mother.

Mrs. Daniel Willson has been quite ill for some time. He and his wife have lived on the same farm where they began housekeeping 50 years last April. They have a large circle of friends, and were the parents of ten children, five of whom have already passed over the river. The other five were all permitted to stand with their husbands and wives around the death bed of their mother.


Wilson, Zilpha Olcott

Rome Sentinel
June 4, 1941

WILSON - Entered into rest on Tuesday, June 3, 1941, Zilpha Olcott, widow of Andrew Wilson in her 87th year.


Winters, R. D.

Roman Citizen
August 18, 1876

Lee center Notes - The funeral of R. D. Winters, a son of Mr. John Winters of Lee, was held at Lee Center on Sunday. Rev. Mr. Stanton preached a sermon, on the occasion, full of comforting words, from a test found in Micah ii 10: 'Arise ye and depart, for this is not your place of rest.' The circumstances of this sudden death overwhelm the family and friends of the deceased. He was 19, and living in Rome. He worked on a farm for Mr. Bingham. He was sick only four days. He was too sick to be brought home alive, but he had the best of care during his illness. His remains were brought to Lee for interment Sunday, and a very large concourse of people, many from Rome, attended to pay their sympathy and respect to the memory of R. D. R. D. was a twin brother of L. D., who, with a sister and younger brother are left to mourn the loss of his society. But let friends remember the sermon and live for that rest which remains to the people of God.


Wolf, Charles

Herald Dispaatch
December 15, 1902

Coroner Hubbard was called to Lee Center this morning to investigate the death of Charles Wolf, who was killed while handling a shotgun.

About 8 o'clock Mr. Wolf told his wife that there was a strange cat hanging about his barn and that he was going over to a neighbors, Homer Tupper, to borrow his shotgun and would try to kill it. He returned and went in the barn and soon after Mrs. Wolf heard the report of the gun. She went to the barn and thence into a shed adjoining, and there found Mr. Wolf dead. The charge of shot entered his left breast, and death had been instantaneious. Word was immediately sent to the coroner.

Charles Wolf was born in the town of Western 54 years ago and had lived in Lee Center for about ten years. For some years he had been a wholesale butcher. In politics he was a Republican. He was a member of Lee Center Council, 12245, RA, carrying a policy of $3000. His wife and four children, Elmer, Bertha, Dora and Arabel survive. The son is teaching school near Taberg, and the eldest, daughter Bertha, is employed in Rome.


Wood, Earl F.

Rome Sentinel
February 5, 1962

Earl F. Wood, 77, who had served more than 50 years on the Town of Lee Election Board, died Saturday in the Rome Hospital.

He was born November 6, 1884, in Rome, the son of Lincoln and Alice Capron Wood. He spent his early life in Ava where he attended schools. On June 29, 1910, in Rome, he married the former Carrie Willson. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. B. Topping.

Mr. and Mrs. Wood moved to Point Rock after their marriage where Mr. Wood operated a farm and also was employed by the Town of Lee highway department.

Surviving besides his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Alfreda Mortis, Lee Center, Mrs. Richard (Thelma) Keiper, Brooklyn, and Miss Rebecca Wood, Albany, two sons, Kenneth E., Rome, Cliveton C., Hawkins Corners, two brothers, Walter L., Sherrill, McKinley, Rome, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel A. Willson, Sherrill.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals, Rome. Burial will be in Point Rock Cemetery.


Wood, Herbert D.

Rome Sentinel
February 25, 1933

Herbert D. Wood, 78, town of Lee, who died suddenly Friday afternoon when he collapsed while walking in the 100 block of West Dominick Street, is survived by four children and three sisters, besides his widow. The children are Mrs. Anna Balch of this city, Mrs. Forrest Hall of Camroden, Mrs. DeForest Hyde and Mrs. William Quinn, both of Valatie, NY. The sisters are Mrs. Frank Ferguson, Durhamville, Mrs. Ida Sheehan, Point Rock, and Mrs. John Chaddock, Wolcott. there are also 10 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Mr. Wood was born on September 28, 1854, the son of the late David and Louisa Evans Wood. His widow was the former Miss Martha Ferguson of Lee. He was a native of Annsville and had been in ill health for about six months.


Wood, Roland M.

Rome Sentinel
September 24, 1958

Roland M. Wood, 84, died last night at his home here after having been in poor health for some time. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.

The son of Wayne and Aseneth Hudson Wood, he was born October 24, 1874, in the town of Annsville. He married Miss Minnie Belle Pritchard on December 5, 1896 at Lee Center. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. R. Decker. His entire life had been spent in this vicinity. For many years the couple resided on the Wood homestead farm on the Point Rock-Swancott Mills Road and 12 years ago moved to their present home at Point Rock.

On December 5, 1956, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house in the social rooms at the Point Rock Church. The affair was arranged by their daughters.

Mr. Wood was a member of the Point Rock Methodist Church, and a former member of the Modern Woodsmen Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Cullings, Lee Center, and Mrs. Francis Willson, Point Rock, nine grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. George Riegler, Point Rock, two brothers, Charles Wood, New Hartford, and Albert Wood, Point Rock. A daughter, Mrs. Viola Oram, died March 19, 1921.

The funeral will be held Friday. Burial will be in Point Rock Cemetery.


Wood, Wayne J.

Rome Sentinel
November 2, 1929

Point Rock - The death of Wayne J. Wood, which occurred Thursday, at the advanced age of 82, brings sorrow to a wide circle of friends who had known him for many years as a kind and respected resident of this community.

Wayne J.Wood was a son of the late David and Louisa Evans Wood and was born August 15, 1847, in the town of Lee. He was united in marriage November 18, 1868, with Miss Asenath Hudson at Rome by Rev. J. M. Harris. They settled in Annsville, near Point Rock, where they have always llived. His wife died April 19, 1924.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George Reigler of Gravesville, NY, three sons, Charles A. Wood of Big Moose, Roland M. Wood and Albert J. Wood of Taberg, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, Herbert Wood of Lee, and Edward Wood of Taberg, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Ferguson of Durhamville, Mrs Ida Shean of Annsville, and Mrs. Elmer Craver of Vernon.

The remains were taken to the home of his son, Roland M. Wood, near this village by Undertaker C. W. Trainor.


Woods, Nathaniel

Rome Sentinel
December 5, 1871

Lee Center - Nathaniel Wood, son of the old gentleman Wood of this place, was buried on Sunday the 3d. He died in Albany and his remains were brought here for burial among his friends.


Worden, Elliott O.

Rome Sentinel
May 3, 1934

Elliott O. Worden, 85, former surrogate of Oneida County, died at 9:30 last night at his home, 127 Turin St., where he had continuously resided for 50 years. Mr. Worden had been bedridden since April 20, 1933.

His wife, the former Adalade C. Lewis, to whom he was married by the Rev. Robert Flint at Lee Center on May 27, 1872, survives with a son, John L. Worden, and a grandson, John W. Worden.

Mr. Worden was born at Annsville on April 17, 1849, the son of the late William Edson and Electa Manchester Worden.

He studied law with Nock & Briggs, James P. Olney, and John S. Baker until June of 1883 when he was admitted to the bar at Buffalo. Soon afterwards he began the practice of his profession in this city and quickly earned an enviable reputation.

In 1893 he was chosen special surrogate of Oneida County, serving two terms. For several months during the illness of Surrogate Bright, he served as surrogate.

While surrogate Mr. Worden made many important decisions and held the record of never having a decision reversed by a higher court.

Mr. Worden, a year ago last Christmas, suffered a shock and since then conducted his legal profession from his home.

When the building of the Utica Courthouse was being contemplated, Mr. Worden was a member of the commission that condemned the land upon which the structure was later constructed.

He was a member of the Rome and Oneida County Bar Association.


Worden, Hiram

Roman Citizen
March 29, 1882

Mr. Hiram Worden of Fish Creek Settlement, left his house on Sunday last an went to his barn, but his stay at the barn was so unusual that some of the family went in search of him and found him dead. I have received no other particulars respecting the deceased. mr. W. was one of our oldest as well as one of our most highly respected citizens. he was a brother of Mr. Walton Worden, who still survives him. Walton is old and feeble, and on hearing of the sudden death of Hiram was so prostrated by the shock that it is thought he may never rally again


Worden, Walton

Utica Weekly Herald
April 11, 1882

Walton Worden, the oldest resident of Point Rock, died, aged 86 years and six months. he came from Columbia county with his father's family on horseback at the age of three years and located on a farm near to the place where he died. he lived in the town of Lee during his whole life. He has killed many deer on his farm, and claimed to have caught the lst salmon in Fish Creek. he was a veteran in the War of 1812 and was drawing a pension at the time of his death. He was an ardent repulbican in politics and died in full possession of his faculties.


Wyman, Anna Klock

Rome Sentinel
July 5, 1961

Mrs. Anna Klock Wyman, 89, widow of Charles H. Wyman, passed away Tuesday evening in the Rome Hospital where she had been a patient since June 15.

She was born in the town of Lee on October 2, 1871, daughter of Bowen and Cornelia Briggs Klock, and was educated in Lee schools. Her marriage to Mr. Wyman took place in April 1891 in her parents home at Lee.

After the marriage the couple lived in Rome and later operated a farm in the town of Lee. They returned in 1912 to Rome where Mr. Wyman passed away on April 1, 1920. After his death she was employed in the John Ernst store at Stokes and then for several years she lived in Holland Patent where she was housekeeper for Dr. Price Lewis.

Mrs. Wyman was the last living charter member of Lee Grange. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rome and of its root Philathea Class and of Lake Delta Chapter, OES at Lee Center.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladstone (Vesta) Hayes, Rome, with whom Mrs. Wyman lived, two sons, Glenn C. Wyman, Turin Road, and Lloyd Wyman, Turin Street, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Another son, Lyle Wyman, died many years ago at the age of 14.


Wyman, Charles H.

Rome Sentinel
April 1, 1920

Charles H. Wyman, a well known and highly respected resident of this city for twenty years, died suddenly at his home, 101 Kossuth Street, at 3:15 this morning. He awoke about 2 am suffering from an affection of the heart. He called his wife, who summoned a physician, but he had expired before the doctor arrived.

Mr. Wyman was born in West Branch January 3, 1866, a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Thornton Wyman. His boyhood days were spent in West Branch. When 20 years old he and a brother went with their father to Delta, where they manufactured boat oars, cutters, etc.

In Lee on April 22, 1891, he married Miss Anna Klock, who survives, with three children, Glen, Lloyd and Vesta of this city, also one brother, Adelbert Wyman of Lockport. The family took up their residence here 20 years ago and had lived here most of the time since.

Mr. Wyman was a member of the Quaker Church of West Branch and Baron Steuben Lodge, F & AM, of Lee Center. He was last in the employ of the Rome Manufacturing Company. He was a man of noble character and friendly disposition who was admired by a legion of friends who will regret to learn of his passing.


Wyman, Eleanor S. Yarwood

Rome Sentinel
November 10, 1906

Mrs. Eleanor S. Wyman died at the home of her niece, Mrs. H. O. Preston, 509 W. Court St., at 6:20 pm on Friday. She had been confined to her bed for the past six weeks with gall stones, which caused her death. Mrs. Wyman was a daughter of the late James C. Yarwood and was born in Picton, Canada on August 6, 1836. In 1854 she removed to West Branch where in 1856 she was married to John B. Wyman, whose death occurred in this city on March 17, 1890. Mrs. Wyman lived in West Branch and vicinity till 1889, when she came to Rome to reside. While at West Branch she united with the Friends Church but after removing to this city she attended the Liberty Street M. E. Church. The surviving relatives are two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Eliza J. Merry of Boonville, Mrs. S. R. Longshore of Utica, William L. and W. W. Yarwood of this city and A. F. Yarwood of Utica. A daughter, Mrs. William Evans, died April 2, 1905. Mrs. Wyman was well and favorably known and her death will be regretted by a large number of friends.


Wyman, Erwin W.

Rome Sentinel
March 28, 1957

The body of Erwin W. Wyman, 67, who died at his home, 1060 Alter Rd., Detroit, Monday night, arrived in Rome last night accompanied by his family.

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Waldo Wiggins Prince Home for Funerals with the Rev. George Dando, pastor of Calvary Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Point Rock Cemetery.

Mr. Wyman was born in West Branch March 15, 1890, son of Alfred and Katherine Welch Wyman. He received his education in Rome schools and on September 25, 1912, he married Helen E. Riegler. The couple lived in Rome until 1928 when they moved to New Jersey. For seven years prior to 1949, when they moved to Detroit, the couple lived in Syracuse. While in Rome Mr. Wyman was employed by Rome Manufacturing Division of Revere Copper and Brass. In Detroit he was employed in the US Marine Hospital.

Mr. Wyman was of the Methodist faith and while in Rome was a member of the Masonic fraternity.

He is survived by his wife, a son, Robert E. Wyman of St. Claire Shore, Mich., three grandchildren, Robert, Willard and Marjorie Wyman, a brother John H. Wyman of East Point, Georgia, and several nephews in Rome and vicinity.


Wyman, George Hathorn

Rome Sentinel
March 21, 1932

West Branch - George H. Wyman passed away at his home in this village early Sunday. He had been in ill health for the past 16 months and while the end was not unexpected his death will come as a distinct shock to his many friends and relatives.

George Hathorn Wyman was born at West Branch January 24, 1869, son of Simeon T. and Harriet A. Wyman, and for the past 43 years has conducted a blacksmith shop in this village. On August 10, 1891, he married Jennie A. Thomas of Ava, who passed away September 10, 1918. On December 31, 1919, he married Bertha N. Brown, who survives. He leaves also three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Houser, Rome, Mrs. Albert E. Portner, Mrs. Stanley W. Rebe of West Branch, and two sons, Orley and Sexton of West Branch, and six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Flora Wheeler, Mrs. Lillian Frankey, also one brother, M. S. Wyman all of Rome.

He was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge F & AM, a member of West Branch Grange, and a birthright member of the Friends Church at West Branch. His kindly genial spirit, his sympathy and understanding when friends were in trouble will long be remembered.


Wyman, Gretta Cleveland

Rome Sentinel
May 6, 1946

Gretta M. Wyman, 61, wife of M. Samuel Wyman, died yesterday at her home, 102 E. Locust St. She had been in poor health three years.

She was born in Rome January 15, 1885, a daughter of Charles H. and Bertha Cook Cleveland. She was married to Mr. Wyman in Rome in 1907. She had resided in this vicinity all her life.

Mrs. Wyman attended the First Baptist Church, was a member of its Philathea Class of the WCTU, and the Ladies Aid Society of Friends Church, West Branch.

Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Donalda Wyman, at home and several nieces and nephews.


Wyman, Jennie Thomas

Utica Herald Dispatch
September 11, 1917

Mrs. Jennie Wyman, wife of George Wyman, died yesterday afternoon at her home in West Branch. Paralysis was the cause of death, she having had several strokes since the first one in January last. Her maiden name was Jennie Thomas. She was born in Ava about 46 years ago. Besides her husband she is survivied by three daughters, Mrs. Spencer Houser of Utica, Misses Vera and Meta Wyman living at home, and her mother, Mrs. Ann Thomas, who makes her home with the family at West Branch, and two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. John Simon of Rome and Mrs. Hugh Evans of Holland Patent, Henry Thomas of Rome and James Thomas of West Branch.


Wyman, Katherine Welch

Rome Sentinel
April 24, 1919

Katherine Welch, widow of Alfred Wyman, 9 Newport Flats, Kossuth Street, died on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Frank Lovier, Oriskany Falls, where she went about three weeks ago for a visit. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Wyman was born at Point Rock 69 years ago and came to this city 25 years ago immediately following the death of her husband. She was a member of the Calvary M. E. Church and had a wide circle of friends who will be deeply grieved to learn of her death. She is survived by two sons, John of East Orange, NJ and Erwin of this city in addition to five grandchildren.


Wyman, Lucy Countryman

Rome Sentinel
July 31, 1926

Mrs. Lucy Wyman, widow of Edward Wyman, passed away late Friday afternoon at her home, 104 Frederick St. She had been ill for about three months. Her maiden name was Lucy Countryman and she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Countryman of West Branch, where she was born in 1845. She was a member of Calvary M. E. Church and had been a resident of Rome for the past 27 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Burke of Rome, a brother, John Countryman of Whitesboro, a sister, Mrs. Marietta Kingsbury of Floyd, and a grandson, Winslow Burke of Rome. Mrs. Wyman had a great many friends and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.


Wyman, Lyle B.

Rome Sentinel
September 20, 1905

Lyle B. Wyman, aged 13 years, died from diptheria at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wyman, 713 Calvert St., at 6 o'clock this morning. He had been ill about ten days. Besides his parents she is survived by two brothers, Glen, aged 8, and Lloyd, aged 5. The latter is ill with diphteria. Lyle attended the Court Street School and was considered an exceptionally bright pupil. The sympathy of friends and acquaintances is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Wyman in their bereavement.


Wyman, Margaret J.

Rome Sentinel

WYMAN- At Lee Center on Friday, April 5, 1912, Mrs. Margaret J., widow of Winslow N. Wyman, aged 57 years


Wyman, Sarah

Rome Sentinel
February 11, 1904

West Branch - Miss Sarah Wyman died today of carcinoma, aged 79 years. She had been confined to her bed one week. Miss Wyman was born in West Branch and had always lived here. Her father, WInslow Wyman, came here from Vermont and was one of the pioneer settlers of this section. Miss Wyman was a birthright member of the Friends Church and was one of a family of ten children, of whom Simeon Wyman, a brother, alone survives. The funeral will be held at the residence of G. H.Wyman, a nephew, with whom Miss Wyman lived, on Saturday. Burial will be made in the Friends Cemetery in West Branch.


Wyman, Simeon T.

Rome Sentinel
January 27, 1926

West Branch - Simeon T. Wyman, 88, a well known and respected farmer passed away at the home of his son, George Wyman, here this morning at 3:40 o'clock. Mr. Wyman had been in ill health for about two years and was confined to his bed since Sunday.

Mr. Wyman was born June 2, 1838 in West Branch, son of the late Winslow and Phoebe Wyman. His entire life had been spent there with the exception of 10 years when he lived at Fish Creek Landing. February 13, 1859 he was united in marriage with Miss Harriet A. Brown who died 32 years ago. He was a member of the Friends Church at West Branch and was a member of the Order of the Maccabees and West Branch Grange. In politics he was a republican. He was a man who had the love and respect of all who knew him.

Surviving are two sons, M. Samuel Wyman of Rome and George of West Branch, two sisters, Mrs. Flora Wheeler and Mrs. Lillian Frankey of Rome, fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Wyman, Willard H.

Rome Sentinel
July 16, 1931

Willard H. Wyman, 66, for the past thirty five years a resident of this city, died shortly after 3 o'clock this morning in a hospital here where he had been for three weeks following a fall at his home at 722 N. James Street. Death was due to shock.

Mr. Wyman was born in West Branch, December 2, 1864, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Wyman. His early years were spent in Lee Center and West Branch. He was a machinist employed by the Rome Rayon Corporation.

September 13, 1883, he was united in marriage with Emma R. Golly of Lee, who survives.

He was a member of Baron Steuben Lodge F & AM of Lee Center and of the Rome Council No. 150, Royal Arcanum. He attended the First M. E. Church here.


Wyman, William Winslow

Rome Sentinel
January 23, 1933

West Branch - Word has been received here of the death of William Winslow Wyman, native of the former village of Delta, which occurred at his home in Navesink, NJ. He conducted a paint and carriage shop at Delta when a young man. Over thirty years ago he moved to New Jersey. He was a talented musician and played in orchestras and bands.

Mr. Wyman was twice married. His first wife was Miss Adena Tilton who died at Delta. Later he was married to Miss Jennie Van Wagenen of Orange, NJ, who survives.

He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Sarah Evans, a half-sister, Mrs. Amon B. Grems, both of Western, and a half-brother, Charles A. Evans of Hamilton, NY


Wyman, Winslow

Rome Sentinel
July 6, 1891

Winslow Wyman died of Bright's disease of the kidneys at his home on Floyd Ave at 12:30 am today, aged 34 years. He had been ill about six weeks. The deceased was born near West Branch and lived in that village and vicinity until about four years ago when he came to this city. He has been employed in the locomotive works. He was an unassuming young man and had many friends. Besides his wife, his step-mother, Mrs. Lucy Wyman, and a half-sister, Miss Gertrude Wyman, both of Stittville, survive.


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