Obituaries of Civil War Veterans
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Fulton County, New York
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Abbot, James H. - Obituary
James H. Abbott aged seventy years, died at 10 O'clock yesterday afternoon at 64 Orchard Street, after a short illness. The deceased had no surviving relatives as far as is known. He was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of Co. I, Fourteenth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry. The funeral will be held at the late home this afternoon at 4 o'clock, interment being made in the soldiers' plot at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday April 8, 1910, Vol. XIV No. 11, page 10.
Abbott, Robert M. - Obituary
Robert M. Abbott aged seventy three years, died yesterday, at his home, No. 12 Walnut street. He was a veteran of the Civil War and has resided in this city for years. His survivors are his wife, four sons, and four daughters. The funeral will be held privately at the home Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. William C. Spencer will officiate and interment will be made at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Saturday February 13, 1909, Vol. XII No. 272, page 3.
Baldwin, William - Obituary
William Baldwin died at his home at Hope Falls Tuesday morning, about 9 o'clock after being confined in bed for about two weeks. He had retained good health all these years, having reached the age of ninety-five years, and he was probably the oldest person residing in this section.
He was a veteran of the Civil War and was called into service about a year previous to its end. He was a member of Company K, 142 Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emma Arnold and Miss Jennie Baldwin, who lived at home, and four sons, Leon Baldwin of Richfield Springs, Ervin Baldwin of Broadalbin, and Geo. Baldwin of Hope Falls.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1 o'clock, at the late home, Rev. A. H. Edie of the Methodist Church of Mayfield, officiating. Interment will be made in the Hope Falls Cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday, February 9, 1922, Vol. XXV No. 267, page 7.
Barker, Franklin H. - Obituary
Franklin H. Barker one of the older and most respected residents of the town of Johnstown, died last night at 9 o'clock at the family homestead, three miles north of the city. The deceased had been in gradually declining health for sometime past, the infirmities of advancing age having made Mr. Barker susceptible to complication which he, in his enfeebled state of health, could not readily throw off.
Mr. Barker was a native of Fulton County, having been reared and having always resided within its confines. He was born at Oppenheim, December 22, 1840, making him in the seventy-second year of his life at the time of his death. For many years the deceased had lived north of Gloversville, where he had a large farm and where he had reared a fair sized family.
The decedent was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a volunteer of that famous Iron-hearted regiment, the One Hundred and Fifteenth, which went to the front from Fulton and Montgomery Counties under the command of Colonel Simeon Sammons, participating in many of the now historical engagements of the great conflict between the North and the South.
Mr. Barker was one of the most respected farmers of this vicinity. He was honest and upright in his dealings and commanded the confidence and respect of those who come into contact with him or had business dealings with him. He possessed many friends and the announcement of his death will be received with regret and genuine sorrow by many friends and neighbors.
Besides his widow, Maria F. Barker, Mr. Barker is survived by one daughter, Miss Grace Barker, who resides at home, and five sons, John H., Willard, Lester and Howard Barker, all of whom are residents of the town of Johnstown, and Clarence M. Barker of Gloversville. One brother, William Barker of Oneida, also survives.
The announcements of the funeral arrangements will be made later.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday March 7, 1912, Vol. XV No. 290, page 3.
Bates, William - Death
William Bates after a lingering illness died yesterday at his home on Second avenue.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday December 7, 1911, page 7.
Bellen, William T. - Obituary
William T. Bellen aged sixty-eight years, a well known Fulton County resident, died at his home, 6 Oak Street, yesterday morning, a few minutes before 8 o'clock, after an illness which had continued over the past year and a half. He was a former resident of Mayfield and come to this city to make his home about six months ago. The greater portion of his life had been spent in and about Mayfield Village.
The deceased leaves four sons, William R. Bellen of Phelps street, and Elmer E., Fred J., and Archie D. Bellen, all of Jackson Summit; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Stemple and Miss Anna F. Bellen, both of this city, and two brothers, Samuel E. Bellen of Gloversville and Fred Bellen of Johnstown.
The funeral will be held at his home, 6 Oak Street, Thursday morning at 10:30, Rev. W. S. Hopkins, pastor of the Bleecker Chuch of Christ, will officiate and interment will be made in the family plot in the Mayfield Cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1912, Vol. XVI No. 161, page 10.
Birdsell, Oliver - Obituary
Oliver, Birdsell died at 2:15 yesterday afternoon at the home, 305 North Main Street, due to the infirmaties of old age, following a long illness, Mr. Birdsell, who was in his eighty-fifth year, had been a resident of Gloversville for a great many years and was one of the oldest block cutters in the city. He was a member of the Kingsborough Avenue Presbyterian Church and a veteran of the Civil War having served in the Co. A, of the 153rd regiment, New York Volunteers.
The survivors are his wife, Emma: two daughters, the Misses Clara and Amelia Birdsell; and one son, Charles Birdsell all of Gloversville.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the home. Rev. James J. Hoffman will officiate and the interment will be made at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Saturday May 8, 1920, Vol. XXIV No. 37, page 5.
Blowers, Reuben, Sr. - Obituary
Reuben Blowers, Sr., in the 80th year of his age, died at his home at Cranberry Creek Saturday at 8 pm, after a short illness, of senile decay. He is survived by two sons, Reuben, Jr., and James, both of whom reside at Cranberry Creek and Mrs. Oscar Warner of Northville; two brothers, George W. of mayfield and William H. of Schuylerville. Mr. Blowers was one of five brothers all of whom served in the war of the rebellion. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2pm from the Christian Chuch at Cranberry Creek, Rev. L. C. Mackey officiating. Interment at Cranberry Creek.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday October 16, 1911, Vol. XV No. 170, page 7.
Brown, Chauncey - Obituary
Chauncey Brown, aged 77 years, died at the home of his son, Ernest Brown, in Maple Street, Saturday morning, after a several months' illness. Mr. Brown was a veteran of the Civil War, and one of the rapidly thinning ranks. In these times, the passing of one who offered his service to his country in the days gone by is more than incidental. It marks the union of the old patroitism and the new, the same Americanism. The honor which we so joyously shower upon our young heroes of today only causes us to appreciate more sincerely than ever the sacrifice of "our boys in blue, in''65."
Mr Brown enlisted in Co. M, Third New York Light Artillery, and served all through the war. He was a member of McKean Post, 289, G.A.R. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, whom he married fifty years ago, April 3rd. Ten children also survive him Joseph P. Brown, Winsor G. Brown, Ernest Brown, and Miss Marion Brown of Broadalbin, CharlesBrown and John Brown of Warrensburg, Mrs. James Brown of Madison; Mrs. George Palmer of Oriskany; Leon Brown of Northampton, and Mrs. James Kested of Denver, Colorado. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brown, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Trussel, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Union Mills Cemetery.
Source: The morning Herald, Monday, April 26, 1920, Vol. XXIV No. 26, page 5.
Bump, Millington - Obituary
Millington Bump died at the home of his son, James Bump, on West Street, Monday night, as the result of a stroke of paralysis he sustained during the day. Mr. Bump was 77 years old and was a retired farmer who had always resided near the northern lakes, but for the past five years had resided with his son, who lately moved from Aaron Sweet farm. Mr. Bump was a veteran of Civil War and also a member of the Methodist Church of Johnstown. He is survived by his son, James Bump of Fonda, one brother DeForest, of Johnstown and one granddaughter.
Source: The morning Herald, Tuesday, December 28, 1920, Vol. XXIV No. 232, page 7.
Bump, Millington - Funeral
The funeral services of the late Millington Bump, will be held at the home of his son, James Bump in Fonda, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Mr. Bump was a member of Ansel Denison Post, No. 17, G.A.R. of this city.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday, December 30, 1920, Vol. XXIV No. 234, page 3.
Burgess, Edmond - Obituary
Edmond Burgess, aged seventy-nine years, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. John E. Cole, on Third street, Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after an illness that had extended throughout the past winter, heart trouble being the cause of death. Mr. Burgess was born in this village and had always made this place his home. He was a member of the Baptist church of this place and he had expressed his faith in God and was ready to meet him when the thread of life had reached its end. His devotion to those with whom he had made his home and his kindness to everybody will linger long as a fragant memory. His memory will long remain as a lasting treasure. He leaves to mourn his death the niece with whom he lived, and who was more a daughter, having lost her mother when very young and had always made it her home with this uncle; one daughter, Mrs. George A. McCoy of Mohawk; two brothers, Oscar of this village, and Amos of Greenwich, Washington county, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah J. Harris of La Crosse, Wis. His funeral will be held on Thursday at the Baptist church, and Rev. John T. Barber, pastor of the church, will have charge of services at the church. When the country needed his services Mr. Burgess enlisted and joined Co. C., 115th regiment, New York Volunteers and was honorably discharged after serving his time. He was a member of Matherson post, G. A. R., of this village and this body will have charge of the services at the grave, which will be in Prospect Hill cemetery in this village.
Source: The Morning Herald, Wednesday May 6, 1908, Vol. XII No. 35, page 7.
Burton, Henry A. - Obituary
Henry A. Burton, aged 82 years, died at his home, No. 10 Yale street, last evening at 7 o'clock after a short illness Mr. Burton was a well-known resident of this city having lived here for the past 40 years. He was a member of the First Baptist church and a veteran of the Civil War having enlisted in 1861 with the 97th Regular New York State Volunteers for three years. At the end of his enlistment he re-enlisted and served for the duration of the war.
Mr. Burton leaves his widow Mrs. Mary Burton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral announcement later.
Source: The Morning Herald, Wednesday Sept. 27, 1922, Vol. XXVI No. 156, page 3.
Burton, Henry A. - Funeral
The funeral of Henry A. Burton was held at the funeral parlors of John J. Duignan and Son yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Fred L. Decker, D. D., pastor of the Free Methodist church, officiating.
Flowers were received from the McMartin Post, 257, G. A. R., the family, friends and neighbors.
Members of the family acted as bearers, burial was made in the family plot in Fern Dale cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Sept. 29, 1922, Vol. XXVI No. 158, page 3.
Canfield, Horatio - Obituary
Horatio Canfield, an aged war veteran of Mayfield, died very suddenly at his home a few miles north of the city yesterday morning. Mr. Canfield had been about his home and apparently as well as ever. However, he was suddenly stricken with heart trouble and fell dead. Dr. Robert J. Palmer of this city was hurridely called and upon examination declared death do to valoular heart trouble.
Mr. Canfield was a well known farmer in the vicinity of Mayfield, and had spent pratically his entire life in the locality. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted while still a young man and served faithfully in the cause of the North. He was well liked by his neighbors and his death is a shock to them. He was a member of the Methodist church of Mayfield, where he had attended for a number of years.
He leaves one son, David Canfield, of the town of Johnstown; two brothers, August Canfield of Garoga, and David Canfield of Benson; also one sister, Mrs. McCleary of Mayfield.
The funeral will be held at the late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Mayfield will officiate. Interment at Mayfield.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday June 20, 1912, Vol. XVI No. 73, page 10.
Cole, Rufus A. - Obituary
Rufus A. Cole, aged seventy years, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at his home on East Clinton avenue. Mr. Cole sustained a stroke of paralysis a year ago last January and another about four weeks ago, causing his death.
The deceased, who was a carpenter by trade, was born in the town of Johnstown, but has resided in this city for over twenty years. He was a veteran of the Civil War belonging to the 115th regiment of New York Volunteers.
Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, William and Giles, both of this city; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Ercanbrack of Iowa, Mrs. Chauncey Cool, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardener, Mrs. Samuel Tyler and Miss Maggie Cole, all of Johnstown, and two brothers, Giles W. Cole and Charles Cole, also of this city.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the late home on East Clinton avenue, Rev. R. Foster Stone officiating. Interment will be in the Rockwood cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday May 6, 1910, Vol. XIV No. 35, page 5 column 6.
Cosselman, Benjamin - Obituary
Benjamin Cosselman of Meco, who sustained a stroke of paralysis one day this week at the home of his niece, Mrs. Burton Van Skiver, at No. 25 Kent street, died yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock. The deceased was sixty-eight years of age and a veteran of the Rebellion, having served with Co. A., One Hundred and Fifty-third regiment, New York State Volunteers. He is survived by his widow; one son, Edward Cosselman, of Gloversville; two daughters, Miss Anna Cosselman, of Gloversville, and Miss Lelah Cosselman, of Fenton, Mich.; one brother, John Cosselman, of Rockwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucius Mayner, of Peckville, and Mrs. Mary McCallister, of Gloversville.
The funeral will be held at the home of Burton Van Skiver, No. 25 Kent street, Saturday at 2 p.m., interment being made at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Aug. 16, 1907, Vol. XI No. 121, page 3.
Countryman, Joel - Obituary
Joel Countryman, of Meco, died early Wednesday morning, aged seventy-nine years, dropsy and old age being the cause of death. Three daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Coons, Mrs. Louisa Allen, Mrs. Annie F. Sprung, and three sons, George, Truman and Harry, survive him. All children reside in the vicinity of Meco with the exception of Mrs. Sprung, who resides at Fort Plain.
Mr. Countryman was one of the oldest residents of the hamlet, pratically all his long life having been spent in the vicinity. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted on Aug. 6, 1862, in Co. M., Fifth New York Heavy Artillery, and honorably discharged in June, 1864. He had many friends who regret to learn of his death.
The funeral will be held Friday at the Meco Methodist church, Rev. George C. Douglas, pastor of the Fremont Methodist church, officiating. Interment at Meco.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday Mar. 7, 1912, Vol. XV No. 290, page 3.
Davis, William - Obituary
William Davis, aged eighty-one years and seven days, died at his home in this village last evening at 1:45, after an illness of several months duration. He was born in Massachusetts, but had been a resident of this vicinity for about thirty years. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Company E., 169th Infantry of New York. He was a member of the McKean Post G. A. R. and always very much interested in the work of this organization. Mr. Davis is survived by one brother, Morris Davis of Mayfield, one sister, Mrs. Laura Ecker of this village, with whom he has resided for the past few years. A nephew, William Wager and a niece, Miss Lillian Wager both of this village, also survive. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock; Rev. B. L. Crapo will have charge of the services.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Nov. 24, 1922, Vol. XXVI No. 206, page 12.
Dunham, George O. - Obituary
George O. Dunham, aged sixty-four years died at his home, No. 77 Second Street at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, having been incapacitated from work for about a year. Mr. Durham had been a resident of Gloversville nearly twenty years, having removed to this city from Northville nineteen years ago last fall. For many years he had been a faithful employee of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville railroad company, serving as an engineer on the steam division. He was a man of genial and accomodating disposition and was very popular among his associates and wide circle of friends, all of whom will learn of his demise with deep regret. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of Col. Sammons Post, G. A. R., and the National Protective Legion. Mr. Dunham is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Chauncey Williams, Mrs. Otis Wilson and Mrs. Walter A. Frank, two sons, William J. and Ole, all of this city, and one brother, James H. Durham of Massachusetts.
Announcement of the funeral will be made tomorrow.
Source: The Morning Herald, Wednesday Feb. 5, 1908, Vol. XI No. 263, page 8.
Elphee, Jay Walter - Obituary
Jay Walter Elphee, aged 75 years, a resident of Mayfield, died at the Utica State hospital, Saturday morning. He was a veteran of the Civil War.
The surviving relatives are: two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Berry and Mrs. Jane Woodworth both of Riceville; two nieces, Mrs. G. E. Mercer of Mayfield and Mrs. Ella Danforth of Riceville; three nephews, William Berry, Martin D. Woodworth, both of Riceville and Bruce E. Elphee of Mayfield.
The body will arrive in this city today and will be taken to the funeral parlors of Rogers and Kennedy.
Funeral announcement later.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday May 9, 1921, Vol. XXV No. 37, page 3.
Elphee, John Walter - Funeral
The funeral of John Walter Elphee will be held at the home of his nephew, Bruce E. Elphee at Mayfield, Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Robert J. Hogan, pastor of the Mayfield Presbyterian church will officiate and the interment will be made in the Mayfield cemetery.
Mr. Elphee whose death was briefly announced in the Morning Herald yesterday, was born in the city of Johnstown, June 8th, 1846, but had lived in Mayfield all his life and was a miller by occupation. He was very well known in the surrounding community. When the Civil War broke out he volunteered his services and joined the Company M. of the Thirteenth regiment until the close of the war. He was a member of Ansel Denison Post, G. A. R., of this city.
Source: The Morning Herald, Tuesday May 10, 1921, Vol. XXV No. 32, page 3.
Fosmire, Daniel - Obituary
Daniel Fosmire, one of the best known residents of this village, died yesterday morning. He was a veteran of the Civil war, being a member of McKean post, G. A. R.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Anna Fosmire and Mrs. Frank Mason; and two grandsons, Harvey and Raymond Mason.
Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Feb. 1, 1915, Vol. XVIII No. 261, page 7.
Fraley, Peter - Obituary
Peter Fraley, City's Last Civil War Veteran, Passes.
Local Resident was guard over vice-president of Confederacy, witnessed Destruction of City of Richmond, Va.; Was 91.
Peter Fraley, 91, Johnstown's last Civil War veteran, died at 8:30 last night in St. Mary's hospital, Amsterdam, where he had been a patient since last Friday.
Ten days ago, Mr. Fraley returned from Edinburg, Texas, where he had spent the past four months. He was taken ill about a week before returning here and was confined to a hospital there for four days. The cause of death was given as pneumonia, which he developed Sunday, due to a weakened condition.
Mr. Fraley was born Oct. 18, 1848, in the Town of Palatine. He enlisted as a private in Company M., 13th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, at Port Jackson, N. Y., on Aug. 5, 1864. He was honorably discharged June 28, 1865.
Guarded Vice President
During his service, he served at Richmond, Virginia, where he witnessed the burning of that city. He also guarded Alexander H. Stephens, who was vice president of the Confederate States, during the time Mr. Stephens was held prisoner at Fort Monroe.
He was married to Miss Emma Sitterly on Jan. 26, 1870. Mrs. Fraley died four years ago.
For many years Mr. Fraley was engaged in the grocery business, after which he took up farming in the Town of Johnstown. In 1911 he retired and since then had made his residence in this city at 107 Glebe street.
Last year he was appointed honorary grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran church.
Mr. Fraley retained his faculties until the end. He was an interesting conversationalist and was well informed on important events, in the present as well as in the past.
The survivors include one son, Orville Fraley, residing at home; two brothers, Stephen Fraley of Sammonsville and James Fraley of Amsterdam; two grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Dorn-Van Epps funeral home, where the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. A. L. Dillenbeck, D.D., pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, will officiate. The body will be placed in the vault of Prospect Hill cemetery, Gloversville, where interment will be in the family plot in the Spring.
Source: The Morning Herald, Tuesday Mar. 1-, 1940, Vol. -- No. 302, page 10.
Goff, Truman - Obituary
Truman Goff, aged eighty-five and a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday afternoon after a long illness, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Lair, on West State street. He had been an invalid for the past five years and during that time had resided at the home of his daughter. He was a man much respected by those who knew him, and for many years had been a member of the Methodist church at Broadalbin. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Sallie B. Goff, and Mrs. J. E. Lair, both of this city. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon at the house, Rev. J. B. Horton, pastor of the North Main street M. E. church officiating. The body will be taken to Broadalbin for interment.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday, July 1, 1907, Vol. XI No. 82, page 14.
Harris, Hiram - Obituary
Hiram Harris, aged 76 years, died Friday night at his home in Mayfield. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Horace Stottard, of Broadalbin; one son, George Harris of Mayfield; five grandchildren, E. E. Harris, Mrs. L. Cunning of this city, Raymond and Harry Stottard of Broadalbin and Mrs. B. Hollenbeck of St. Johnsville, and four brothers, Clark of Broadalbin; John of Johnstown; Samuel of Buffalo; and Benjamin of Chicago.
The funeral will be held at the home this morning at 11 o'clock and interment will be made at Union Mills.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Oct. 21, 1912, Vol. XVI No. 177, page 3.
Hiertz, Matthias - Obituary
Matthias Hiertz, aged eighty-three years, a well known and highly respected resident of this city, died at his home 62 East State street, yesterday afternoon at 5:30. Mr. Hiertz was born in Luxemburg, Sept. 4, 1833, and came to this country in 1845. He has resided in Gloversville for the past sixty years. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted with the 51st Regiment, New York Volunteers, and served three years. He has been a member of the Kingsboro Presbyterian church for the past fifty years and always lent his hearty support and co-operation to any movement pertaining to the welfare and betterment of the church. He was a former choirmaster as well as superintendent of the Sunday school.
The only near survivor is one nephew, Conrad Gillen, of Newark Valley.
Announcement of the funeral will be made later.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Feb. 23, 1917, Vol. XX No. 280, page 10.
Hollett, James Fletcher - Obituary
James Fletcher Hollett died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at his home No. 246 South Main street, aged 74 years. Deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, Isaac and James Hollett, of Colorado; one daughter Frances Pettingill of Mayfield; one brother John Hollett, and one sister, Jennie Hollett, both of this city. The funeral will be held from the late residence Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. C. Douglas officiating. Services at the grave will be conducted by Canby post, No. 17, G. A. R. of which the deceased was a member, he having been a member of the 115th regiment, New York Volunteers. Interment at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Wednesday Oct. 10, 1906, Vol. IX No. 194, page 6.
Hopkins, Silas - Obituary
Silas Hopkins, aged eighty-four years, died at his home near Perth, yesterday morning. Mr. Hopkins came here to live in 1871 from West Rupert, Vt. In 1884 he returned for a short time to West Rupert, returning after a few years to his old home in Perth where he had since resided. Mr. Hopkins was a veteran of the Civil War. He was of a retiring disposition and was well liked by all who were acquainted with him. He is survived by one son, Clinton Hopkins of Perth; and two grandchildren.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday Mar. 21, 1918, Vol. XXI No. 303, page 5.
Huckans, Henry C. - Obituary
The death of Henry C. Huckans occurred at his home on North Main street in the village (Broadalbin) yesterday morning at about half past two o'clock. He had been in rather feeble health for some time, but was not thought to be immediate danger until a few days since. The immediate cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Huckans was born in Brooklyn a little over sixty-eight years ago, but his mature life was mostly spent in Fulton County. For quite a long time he pursued the business of a merchant tailor in Gloversville until his health began to fail. After this he spent some time on a farm near Benedicts and about five years ago removed to this village which has been his home since that time. He was a much valued citizen and made a host of friends in this region. A faithful and concientious christian and a member of the Methodist church, he was choosen to serve on the official board of the church a few years since and held that position at death.
Mr. Huckans was one of the remaining veterans of the Civil war, during which he served for a year and four months as a member of the 44th New York Infantry, known as Ellsworth's Zouaves. He saw considerable hard service during the time of his service, which was cut short by injuries which led to his honorable discharge. He was a member of McKean Post, No. 289, G. A. R. and always interested in its affairs.
He is survived by one son, Elmer T. Huckans of Broadalbin, and by two daughters, Mrs. Franklin Sheely of Middleburgh, and Miss Anna M. Huckans, who resides at home. His wife also survives to mourn his loss.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. T. M. Bishop, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. The interment will be in the local cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Saturday Aug. 31, 1912, Vol. XVI No. 135, page 7.
Hutchins, Frederick A. - Obituary
Frederick A. Hutchins, aged eighty three years, died at his home, 120 Fremont Street, yesterday afternoon, after a several weeks' illness of the grip. The deceased had been a resident of this city for fifteen years past, having moved here from Broadalbin. He was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of Co. D., of the One Hundredth and Fifteenth New York Volunteer infantry, better known as the famous "Iron-Hearted" regiment, under the command of the late Simeon Sammons. He was also a member of Col. Sammons' post, G. A. R. of this city.
Mr. Hutchins was a member of the First Methodist church of Gloversville and a man who enjoyed the confidence and respect of his acquaintance and fellow comrades. For the past six years he had been afflicted with deafness and blindness, but bore his afflication with true fortitude to the end.
Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by two daughters, Miss Lucy Hutchins of Gloversville, and Mrs. Laura Davis of Broadalbin, two sons, Ivory Hutchins of Dolgeville, and Andrew Hutchins of Broadalbin; also one brother James Hutchins, who resides in Maine.
The funeral will be held at the late home, Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock, interment being made at the Broadalbin cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Thursday Apr. 7, 1910, Vol. XIV No. 10, page 4.
Johnson, Albert J. - Obituary
Albert J. Johnson, aged 72, formerly of Gloversville, but a resident of Schenectady for the last 21 years, died at his home in that city Saturday. Death was due to a complication of diseases, but was rather sudden.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 at the late home, 305 Van Vranken avenue, Schenectady.
Burial is to be made in Prospect Hill cemetery, this city this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Nov. 23, 1925, Vol. XXIX No. 205, page 3.
Morrison, William Wallace - Obituary
William Wallace Morrison, aged seventy four years, one of the oldest of the oldest of the few remaining Civil War veterans in this city, died at his home, 62 Washington street, at an early hour yesterday morning. He had been ill for sometime.
Mr. Morrison had lived in Gloversville for forty-eight years. He was a barber by trade and for many years conducted a shop here. He enlisted in the Seventy-seventh regiment, New York troops Company B., at the outbreak of the Civil War and rendered valuable service through the campaign against the south. He was a member of Ansel Dennison post, 17, G. A. R., of the city and was highly respected by all who knew him.
The survivors are his wife, Emily Morrison; two brothers, Alexander Morrison of Ballston Spa and Ira Morrison of Holyoke Mass.; and three sisters, Mrs. Augustus Van Steenburg of Troy and Mrs. Peter Steenburg and Miss Adeline Morrison of Ballston.
The funeral will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. P. Manwell of the First Congregational church will officiate and interment will be made in the family plot at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Oct. 27, 1916, Vol. XX No. 274, page 12.
Morrison, William Wallace - Funeral
The funeral of William Wallace Morrison was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, 62 Washington Street, and was largely attended. The members of the G. A. R. attended in a body. Rev. A. P. Manwell officiated and interment was made at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Oct. 30, 1906, Vol. XY No. 275, page 5.
Mosher, William W. - Obituary
William W. Mosher, a veteran of the Civil War, and a well known and highly respected resident of Gloversville, died at 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of his son, Lionel Mosher, on Elmwood avenue, of paralysis. The deceased was first stricken with paralysis three years ago and had sustained a stroke each year since. The fatal stroke coming last Thursday evening.
The deceased was born at Oppenheim seventy-two years ago. He was a painter by trade and had lived in Gloversville for the past twenty years. He had not worked at his trade for the past five years. He served four years in the Rebellion, having been a member of Co. F. of the one hundred and fifty-third regiment, New York State Volunteers. He was a member of Col. Sammons Post, G. A. R. During the war, Mr. Mosher was twice taken prisoner and was confined in Libby prison at Andersonville, finally being exchanged for a Rebel captive. Mr. Mosher was mustered into his country's service at the old camp ground between Johnstown and Fonda. He was a man universally respected and the announcement of his death will be received with deep regret wherever he was known. He was a member of the Fremont street M. E. church.
Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by five sons, six daughters, and one brother, namely: Eugene, Marian and Lionel of Gloversville, Charles of Mayfield, and William of Johnstown; Mrs. George Castle of Buffalo; Mrs. Ranson ing of Broadalbin; Mrs. Fred Robinson and Mrs. Alvah Behlen of Gloversville, and Mrs. Ida Stowell of Oppenheim. The brother is Vernon Mosher of Oppenheim.
The funeral will be held at the home of his son, Lionel Mosher on Elmwood avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
Interment will be made at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Aug. 12, 1907, Vol. XI No. 117, page 3.
Norcatt, John - Obituary
Services for John Norcott
Civil War Veteran Shot in Battle of Bull Run Is Laid at Rest.
Miss Annabel Martin Staff Correspondent.
Broadalbin - Funeral services for John Norcott were held yesterday afternoon at 2 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Robert Cole. Rev. B. L. Crapo, pastor of the Methodist church officiated and interment was made in the Broadalbin cemetery.
John Norcott, 87, died Friday afternoon at 5 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John English on Maple street. He was born in Minaville and was the son of James and Ellen Ryan Norcott. He was married to Martha J. Thurston who died about a year after the marriage. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War in Co. G., Second New York Infantry and was shot in the knee in the second battle of Bull Run. His injury incapacitated him and he was honorably discharged from service. For several years following the war he resided in Kentucky coming to Broadalbin 45 years ago.
The survivors are one niece, Mrs. Robert Cole of Broadalbin; two nephews, James Kelly of Broadalbin and Albert Kelly of Norwalk, Conn.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Mar. 3, 1930, Vol. XXXIV No. 272, page 5.
Paddock, John P. - obituary
John P. Paddock, a veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed resident of Gloversville, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family home, No. 190 West Fulton street. The deceased had been ill for about a month and disease made rapid inroads upon his heretofore rugged constitution which he could not withstand and which baffled the skill of physicians.
Mr. Paddock was sixty-two years of age and had been a resident of Gloversville for the past fourteen years. He had been for many years employed as engineer at either the Gloversville Knitting mill or the E. S. Parkhurst hair mill. He was a faithful, consistent employe, who commanded the entire confidence of his employers. He was a good citizen, a kindly neighbor and his devotion to his family and friends was one of his strongest characteristics. He had a host of friends who will learn of his death with sorrow and regret.
The deceased enlisted as a member of Co. A. one hundred and fifty-third regiment, New York Volunteers, Aug. 25, 1862, and was honorably discharged Oct. 2, 1865. His war record was in keeping with his private life and he displayed the same characteristics in battle that he did in his every day life.
The survivors are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Huldah Walrath of Jefferson county; Mrs. Delia Van Natter and Miss Lizzie Paddock of Gloversville; also one son, John H. Paddock of this city.
The announcement of the funeral will be made later.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Dec. 7, 1906, Vol. IX No. 244, page 3.
Patterson, Charles W. - Obituary
Charles W. Patterson, aged seventy-two years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at his home in Caroga, after a lingering illness. Deceased is survived by one son, Charles E. of Caroga, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred E. Bishop of Syracuse and Mrs. Albert Foster of Caroga.
The funeral will be held at his late home, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Brownell of Westbosn will officiate. Interment will be made in the Caroga cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday Jan. 15, 1915, Vol. XVIII No. 247, page 7.
Reynolds, John - Obituary
John Reynolds, aged 84 years, died at 8 p.m., Friday after a short illness at his home at Cranberry Creek. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 10th New York Cavalry, and was a member of Matherson Post, G. A. R., of Northville. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds; one son, Almond Reynolds, who resides in Blanchard, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Julia Stacey of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Helen Borst and Mrs. Frank Warner of Gloversville, and Mrs. Charlotte Armstrong of Cranberry Creek; two brothers, Colase Reynolds of Cranberry Creek and William, who lives in Gloversville. The funeral will be held from the Christian church at Cranberry Creek at one o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Clark of La Grangeville officiating. Interment in the cemetery at Cranberry Creek.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Jan. 5, 1914, Vol. XVII No. 232, page 9.
Rockenstyre, Frances - Obituary
Local Civil War Veteran Passes.
Frances Rockenstyre Dies at Nathan Littauer Hospital After Brief Illness.
Frances Rockenstyre, 86 years old, well known Civil War veteran, passed away in the Nathan Littauer Hospital yesterday afternoon at 1:20 after a short illness. Death brought to a close a long and useful career.
He was born on Apr. 4, 1842, and at the age of 19 years enlisted in Company B., 91st Regiment, New York Infantry at the first call to arms in 1861. He served all through the war and received his honorable discharge after four years of hard service.
Forty-eight years ago he came to Gloversville to make his home. Since coming here he had been a member of the North Main Street Methodist Church. He took a keen interest in church work and was also active in civic work in the community.
The surviving relatives are one son, Fred S. Rockenstyre, of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Max Dethlefsen, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Mrs. Edwin Dunn, of Johnstown and Mrs. Jessie Weaver, of Gloversville, 14 grand children, 19 great grand children and several nieces and nephews.
The body was removed to the Kennedy Funeral Home, 150 South Main Street. On Sunday it will be taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Weaver, 27 Wood Street, where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Luther A. Brown, D.D., pastor of the North Main Street Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Saturday Jan. 19, 1929, Vol. XXXIII No. 211, page 5.
Rockenstyre, Francis - Funeral
The funeral of Francis Rockenstyre was held at 2 o'clock yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Weaver, 27 Wood street. Rev. Luther A. Brown, D.D., pastor of the North Main Street church officiated. The bearers were Howard, Earl and David Dutcher, Francis Burly, Floyd Dunning and Calvin Dunn. Flowers were from relatives, neighbors and friends. The remains were placed in the vault of the Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Tuesday Jan. 22, 1929, Vol. XXXIII No. 212, page 7.
Rose, Daniel - Funeral
The funeral of Daniel Rose will be held from his late residence tomorrow (Saturday) at two-o'clock in the afternoon. The members of McKean Post, 289, G.A.R., of which he was one of the charter members, will attend in a body and the funeral rites of the G.A.R., will be observed at the cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday May 1, 1908, Vol. XII No. 31, page 7.
Rose, Daniel - Funeral
Quite a large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral of Daniel Rose on Saturday afternoon. Members of McKean post, G.A.R., attended in a body to lay their comrade to rest. The service was conducted by Rev. W.J.C. Wilson of the M.E. church and was very impressive.
Source: The Morning Herald, Tuesday May 5, 1908, Vol. XII No. 34, page 4.
Sharrow, John - Obituary
John Sharrow, a veteran of the Civil War, who had made Gloversville his home for the last half century, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, No. 133 Fremont street, aged seventy-four years. The deceased sustained a stroke of paralysis last Wednesday, since which time he had lain close to death's door. The deceased was a member of Co. C., 153rd Regiment, New York Volunteers. He was a well-known and respected resident of this city and had many friends who will learn of his death with deep sorrow and regret. His survivors are a widow and two sons, Henry Sharrow of Gloversville, and Harry Sharrow of Trenton, N. J. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home, No. 133 Fremont street. Interment will be made in the family plot at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Monday Dec. 9, 1907, Vol. XI No. 216, page 8.
Smith, Frank Isen - Obituary
The death of Frank Isen Smith occurred yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at his home No. 34 Fish Avenue caused by dropsy from which he had been suffering for the last three months.
Mr. Smith was born in Germany seventy-five years ago but came to this country when eighteen years old, taking up residence in Johnstown immediately. During the civil war he served in Company B. 24th Regt. New York State Volunteers and was wounded in one of its battles. He was a regular attendant of St. Paul's Church and in the course of his long residence in this city made many friends who will grieve to learn of his demise. Mr. Smith was a member of the McMartin Post G.A.R.
Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter Annie L. of this city and three sons, Orson W. of Johnstown and Frank D. and Henry C. of Amsterdam.
The funeral which will be private, will be held at the late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles W. Leitzall officiating. The interment will be made in the Johnstown Cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Saturday May 1, 1909, page 4.
Straight, William R. - Obituary
William R. Straight, who for thirty years, at least, was a resident of the city of Johnstown, but who has been making his home since last October with his daughter, Mrs. William L. Brown, at 58 West Eighth avenue, was found dead in bed yesterday morning at 6 o'clock.
Mr. Straight, when he retired Wednesday evening, was apparently in his usual health, and must have passed away some time during the night. The cause of death was cirhosis of the arteries.
The decedent was sixty-nine years of age, and a member of McMartin post, No. 257, G. A. R., of Johnstown, having served his country during the Civil war. Mrs. Straight died Oct. 10 last. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William L. Brown of Gloversville and Mrs. Frederick Clute of Johnstown; one son, James E. Straight of Johnstown, and one sister, Mrs. Theron Phillips of Middletown.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the home of the daughter in Gloversville at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. P. Beekman, pastor of the reformed church, Johnstown, officiating. Interment will be made at Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Friday, Dec. 22, 1911, Vol. XV No. 227, page 3.
Weaver, Abram - Obituary
The funeral of Abram Weaver was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home 118 Cottage street. The members of the G.A.R. attended in a body and conducted their ritualistic service. There were many members of the W.C.T.V. present. Rev. A. B. Sears of the First Baptist church officiated. There were many beautiful floral tributes including pieces from the Col. Sammons Post, G.A.R., and W.R.C. The bearers, members of the Col. Sammons post, were D.H. Cole, Wilbur Alpaugh, Peter J. Keck, Isaac Cohen, A.R. Meyers and Wallace Morris. Interment was made in the family plot in Prospect Hill.
Source: The Morning Herald, Wednesday July 15, 1914, Vol. XVIII No. 93, page 3.
West, Capt. George M. - Obituary
Yesterday morning at his home, No. 15 Monroe street, occurred the death of Capt. George M. West, aged sixty one years, a veteran of the Civil war. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which the deceased sustained sometime ago and the past week his condition had been such that his death would not have caused surprise at any time. Capt. West enlisted and fought throughout the war with Co. G., Ninety seventh regiment, N.Y.V.I. He was well known to many of the residents and the news of his death will be received with sorrow and regret. Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by one daughter and two step daughters. The funeral will be held at the late home, Friday at 2 P.M. Interment will be made at Prospect Hill.
The Morning Herald, Thursday May 17, 1906, Vol. IX No. 45, page 6.