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Onondaga County New York Obituaries Extracted From The Northern Christian Advocate, Syracuse, NY, 1892

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1892 Obituaries from the Northern Christian Advocate in Syracuse, Onondaga County New York.

OLTZ, Deborah Obituary

Mrs. Deborah Oltz died in Candor, NY, Oct. 13, 1892, aged 80 years. Her family name was Graham. She was born in the town of Newburg, Orange county, NY, and was married to Henry Oltz, of the same town, Jan. 13, 1831. Six years later they moved to Ithaca, NY, and lived there and in the adjoining town of Danby until the death of the husband, in March 1884. Then after a year spent in Connecticut Mrs. Oltz went to Candor where she lived from that time. She was a woman of rare energy, industry and decision of character, and was always highly respected. In early life she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. For many years she had been unable to attend church; yet she "cast not away her confidence", and she proved in the trying hour that it "hath great recompense of reward". During the sufferings of her last days she ripened for Heaven, without a murmur patiently awaiting her release. She was conscious to the last moment, fully aware of the approaching end and meeting it with joyous hope. Her last words were expressions of firm trust in Jesus as her Savior. Funeral services were held Oct. 15, conducted by the Rev. W. W. Smith, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Candor, who spoke most fitting and consolatory words. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), November 2, 1892]