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Bedingham, John E., Obituary
John E. Bedingham an old and respected resident of Glovewrsville, died about 11 O'clock last night at his home, 277 Bleeker Street. He is survived by one daughter Awilda, and two sons, Harvey of Gloversville and Elwood of Amsterdam.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Thursday September 25, 1902, Vol. XIII No. 73, page 8.
Bishop, Charles J., Obituary
Charles J. Bishop, aged 65 years died at the Littauer Hospital yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from a complication of diseases. Mr. Bishop is survived by a wife and family of children residing in Mayfield, as two sisters, Mrs. Wilber Beck of Mayfield and Mrs. Laura Holmes of Gloversville.
Source: The Johnstown Republican, Wednesday February 12, 1902, Vol. XII No. 191, page 8.
Hoyt, George W. - Obituary
George W. Hoyt, aged 59 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at five o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jay Cooper, No. 44 Franlin street, Gloversville, the cause of death being heart failure. He had been a long-life resident of Gloversville and is survived by one brother, Alex Hoyt, and three daughters, Mrs. Jay Cooper, Mrs. Fred Hulett and Rose Mae Hoyt, all of Gloversville, also four sons, Andrew Hoyt, serving in the United States army, William Hoyt of Nicholsville, St. Lawrance County, Edward Hoyt, of Herkimer, and George A. Hoyt, of Gloversville. The funeral service will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Hulett, 126 Broad street, Gloversville, at 2 p.m., Friday, and burial will be in Prospect Hill.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Wednesday May 6, 1903, Vol. XIII No. 260, page 7.
Lee, Thomas - Obituary
Thomas Lee, an old and respected citizen of Broadalbin, died at his home on Wednesday, May 27th, aged 73 years, of heart disease, with which he has been afflicted for many years. Mr. Lee was born in England in the year 1818, and came to this country when but 12 years of age. He settled in Troy, N. Y. and learned the trade of locksmith. After he married he moved to Broadalbin, where he resided up to the time of his death. At the commencement of the war he enlisted in Co. I. 10 N. Y. Cavalry, and served with that organization till the war closed, when he returned to his home, where he was honored and respected by all. In 1882 he took an active part in the organization of McKean Post G. A. R., holding the office of Junior Vice Commander and also of Quartermaster for 4 years. As an evidence of his integrity, it may not be out of place to mention, that incumbent of the office of Quartermaster is required by the rules and regulations to give a bond, but so long as he held the office no bond was asked for, the Post by common consent said that "Uncle Tommie's" word was all the bond necessary. He was also, a consistant member of the First Baptist church.
He was buried under the auspices of McKean Post, on the morning of Decoration Day, and for the first time his grave strewn with flowers, an office he had so often helped to perform for those who had gone before.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Wednesday June 3, 1891, Vol. 1 No. 285, page 2.
Stewart, Colonel John - Obituary
Colonel John Stewart died Sunday morning, at his residence at Amsterdam, aged 75 years. Colonel Stewart was born at Galway. Early in life he moved to Amsterdam where he studied law with the late D.P. Corey. In 1861 he enlisted and formed Company D. of the Third Regiment. After going to the front he was made Adjutant of the regiment and served as such during the war. He held the office of Justice of the peace seven terms, and was elected first recorder of the city of Amsterdam. He was twice married. His first wife died 23 years ago. His second wife was Mrs. Mary Watson of Gloversville. She died four years ago. He leaves one son, Nelson S. Stewart. He was prominent in fraternel circles.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Tuesday Mar. 3, 1891, Vol. I No. 207, page 3.
Sutliff, John - Obituary
Veteran Takes His Life
John Sutliff of Albany Committed Suicide in That City Yesterday.
John Sutliff aged about 50 years, a farm hand employed by Elmer Lape, in Bloomingrove, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself to a tree. Sutliff committed the act in the orchard in the rear of the home of George Hart. He was about yesterday and last night seemed to be in the best of spirits, and there is no accounting for his rash act. The body was discovered by Mrs. Hart, who happened to go to the orchard. It was cold when found and had evidently been hanging for some time. Sutliff was a sober, industrious man and a G.A.R. veteran. He has relatives in Gloversville who have been notified. Coroner Meredith viewed the remains and called Undertaker D.A. Dandaraw of Rensselaer, to take charge of them. Mr. Dandaraw brought the remains to Rensselaer this afternoon.
Source: Albany Journal
The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Woodworth and Mrs. John Boyd, and three brothers, Oliver, Ansel and Thomas, all of Gloversville. The remains were taken to that city on the 9:30 steam train last night by Undertaker Keiner and the funeral will be held at the home of his brother Thomas Sutliff, 74 Orchard street, at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be made in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Thursday Nov. 7, 1901, Vol. XII No. 111, page 5.
Taylor, James H. - Obituary
James H. Taylor, aged 70, died at Gloversville yesterday. Mr. Taylor as a volunteer in the Civil war. The funeral will be held at the house, 55 South Kingsboro avenue, at two o'clock on Monday afternoon. Burial in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Friday Apr. 24, 1903, Vol. XIII No. 250, page 3.
Walker, John H. - Obituary
John H. Walker died at 4 o'clock yesterday at his home, two miles east of Gloversville, aged 63 years. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sarah A. Sager. Mr. Walker was a veteran of the war of rebellion, serving in the thirteenth heavy artillery. The funeral service will be held in the Berkshire chapel tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Wednesday Sept. 25, 1901, Vol. XII No. 74, page 7.
Whitney, Mr. Francis R. - Obituary
Mr. Francis R. Whitney died at his late home in this town, Thursday. Mr. Whitney was born at Fishkill, N. Y., in the year 1816. In Nov. 1835 he went with a number of other volunteers to Texas and participated in the struggle that finally defeated Santa Anna at San Jacinto. In 1845 he returned to New York state. In 1851 he came to this town. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. I. 10th New York Cavalry under Capt. David Getman and served until the close of the war. He was a valiant soldier, a good citizen and respected by all who knew him. The funeral occurred Sunday from his late residence, Rev. Mr. Wiseman officiating.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Wednesday July 6, 1892, Vol. III No. 4, page 2.
Worden, David C. - Obituary
David C. Worden, one of the best known of the elderly residents of Amsterdam, died Friday evening at his home, No. 82 Union Street, of a complication of diseases, aged 77 years. Mr. Worden has been in failing health for some time.
He was a native of Charlton, Saratoga County, where his boyhood days were passed. He came to this city when quite young and lived here for a period of 60 years. He was an architect and contractor and during his career erected two of the largest blocks in the City of Utica. Mr. Worden was a Democrat and served at one time as overseer of the poor. His wife died three weeks ago.
During the Civil War he served in the navy and was a member of Post E.S. Young, No. 33, G.A.R. He was also a member of Amsterdam Lodge, No. 134, I.O.O.F., being a past grand of that lodge. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ada Bostwick and Mrs. Frank Daniels of this city, and Mrs. George Tallman, of New Berlin, and one brother, Hiram Worden, of Springfield, Mass. The funeral will be held at the house Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Putman Cady, D.D., of the Emanuel Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment in Gree Hill.
Source: The Johnstown Daily Republican, Monday (?) May 24 (?), 1909, Vol. XIX No. 278 (?), page 7.