Obituaries of Civil War Veterans
The Gloversville Daily Leader
City of Gloversville
Fulton County, New York
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Bullock, James H. - Obituary
James H. Bullock, aged 73 years, one of Gloversvilles' old and well known residents, died this morning about 9:30 o'clock at his home, No. 27 Spring Street. The deceased had been in failing health for some time.
Mr. Bullock was born at Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, but had pratically spent all of his life in Gloversville, where he had a large aquaintance. He was a son of Reuben and Nancy Bullock, well known resident of Chautauqua County. At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Bullock joined the ranks of the "boys in blue" and served until the end. He was a member of Canby Post G.A.R., and always took an active interest in the post afairs. As long as health would permit, Mr. Bullock served a large percentage as pension attorney, all of whom found him a courteous and efficient friend.
The Surviving relatives are his wife and one brother, Richard C. Bullock of Cherry Creek and one sister, Mrs. Arvilla Beach of Diamond, Mo. The funeral will be held from the home at 4 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Rev. G. C. Douglass will officiate and interment will be made in Prospect Hill Cemetery
Source: The Gloversville Daily Leader, Saturday, October 9, 1909, Vol. 23 no. 35, page 2.
Burger, Peter - Obituary
Peter Burger died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after a long illness, in this city, aged 65 years. Deceases was a resident of Broadalbin and was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by a wife, and several children, one son, Perry being a resident of this city. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Keiner's undertaking rooms, 60 North Main Street. Interment at Broadalbin Cemetery.
Source: The Gloversville Daily Leader, Saturday August 12, 1899, Vol. XI No. 313, page 8.
Derrick, Benjamin J. - Obituary
Friends who will be cherished in the memory of the living.
Benjamin J. Derrick, died at his home, 5 Cedar Street, at four o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged sixty-seven years. Mr. Derrick was a veteran and a member of Co. F., 54th regiment. He is survived by his wife, and one son William of this city. Funeral will be held at the house Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Source: The Gloversville Daily Leader, Monday June 22, 1903, Vol. XVI No. 250, page 6.
Groves, George C. - Obituary
George C. Groves, a veteran of Company E., 115th regiment, New York Volunteers, died at his home, No. 52 Franklin street, at 6:30 this morning aged 65 years. He is survived by his wife and children. Funeral services will be held from the late home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment at Mayfield.
Source: The Gloversville Daily Leader, Saturday Oct. 13, 1900, Vol. XIV No. 43, page 7.
Note: In the obituary the surname was spelled Grover as the tombstone and enlistment papers bear the name Groves but the newspaper made a mistake in the printing so we changed it so as not to confuse anyone who is searching this name for genealogical purposes.
Jewel, Mr. George W. - Obituary
Mr. George W. Jewel, died at his home near Vails Mills, Sunday, of general debility, aged 63 years. His funeral occurred from his late home on Tuesday at 1 o'clock. Rev. M. H. Coleman, pastor of the Baptist church, conducting the services.
Source: The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Thursday Aug. 27, 1891, Vol. IV No. 314, page 5.
Maloney, John - Obituary
John Maloney, aged 61 years, died last evening at his home, No. 8 Alexander street, the cause of death being heart disease. He has been a resident of this city for the past six months, coming here from Catskill. His wife survives him. Mr. Maloney was a veteran and served as a private under Captain E. L. Smith, in Co. G., 19th regiment, U. S. infantry. Funeral services will be held from the house at 3 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Friday Sept. 30, 1898, Vol. XI No. 56, page 8. A condensed version of his death is also on the same page under "Local Record."
McGee, James H. - Obituary
James H. McGee, died early Saturday morning at the home of his niece, Mrs. Cornelius Hutchinson, on Union street, with whom he had resided for some time. He was 68 years of age and death was caused by chronic gastritis. Mr. McGee was a member of McKean Post, G. A. R., of this village, he having served as a soldier in the Civil War. Funeral services were held from his late home at 2 p.m. on Monday and were conducted by Rev. O. J. Kingsbury, pastor of the Baptist church. A delegation from McKean Post attended the funeral in a body and took charge of the burial, which was made in the soldiers plot in the cemetery.
Source: The Gloversville Daily Leader, Friday Apr. 24, 1903, Vol. XVI No. 201, page 3.
Capt. Shaw Dead.
He was a Gallant Soldier, a Successful Newspaper Man, a Good Friend.
Capt. William H. Shaw, one of the best known residents of Fulton County, died at his boarding place on Perry street, Johnstown, about eight o'clock last evening of pneumonia, aged 63 years.
Capt. Shaw was a native of Hoosick, but spent a large portion of his life, a somewhat eventful one, in Fulton County. He was born in May, 1829, and in 1848 married Ruth M. Hathaway of Perth. For several years after his marriage he was in the employ of the revinue service at Troy, removing from there to Mayfield in 1858, where he followed the occupation of a farmer.
When the war cloud burst upon the nation, Mr. Shaw was among the first to respond to the call for defenders, and at once organized a company known as the black horse cavalry. The company was disbanded, however, without seeing any service, and immediately afterward Mr. Shaw organized Company E., a gallant body which, attached to the 115th Regiment New York Volunteers, served until the close of the war with Mr. Shaw as Captain. At the close of the rebellion, Capt. Shaw returned to Mayfield, and later gave excellent service for a number of years to the well known publishing house of Beers & Co., for whom he compiled histories of several counties. In 1889 he became bookkeeper for Wilkins and Close at Mayfield, and subsequently gave his attention to newspaper work, in which he has been quite successful. He assumed an editorial position on the Johnstown Republican in July, 1890, with which paper he was associated up to the date of his late illness. He was a Knight Templar and many years a member of the M.E. church at Mayfield. He leaves a wife, but no children. His wife is now ill at her home in Mayfield, and was unable to attend her husband during his illness.
Personally, Capt. Shaw was a man of kindly disposition, genial and courteous with all who came in contact with him. He leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss.
The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, from his late home in Mayfield. The remains were conveyed there this morning.
Source: The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Friday Jan. 22, 1892, Vol. V No. 123, page 7.
Wilmarth, Alfred - Obituary
Alfred Wilmarth died yesterday of heart disease at his home on West Fulton street, aged 52 years. The funeral will be held at 2 P.M. tomorrow and will be attended by members of the Grand Army, of which the deceased was a member, he having many years ago joined a post at Greenwich, Washington County. Mr. Wilmarth was also a member of the First M.E. church and Royal Templars of Temperance. He was a consistent and true Christian man and his death is sincerely regretted by many friends. He was the father of Messrs. Frank H. and Fred Wilmarth and had resided in Gloversville for the past sixteen years.
Source: The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1882 (?), Vol. II No. 53, page 3.