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Onondaga County New York Obituaries Extracted From The Northern Christian Advocate, Syracuse, NY, 1897

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1897 Obituaries from the Northern Christian Advocate in Syracuse, Onondaga County New York.

BACON, Cynthia Obituary

Mrs. Cynthia Bacon departed this life on Wednesday, October 13, 1897. She was born in June, 1811. She was born in Canada, but her parents came to this country when she was quite young and settled in Candor, Tioga county, NY, where they spent the rest of their lives. There she became a member of the Methodist church when about fifteen, and ever since that has been a faithful Christian woman. Her maiden name was Ward, and she was a sister of Hiram Ward, who was so long an active member of the Methodist church in Candor, and who went to his heavenly home last January. She was the last of twelve brothers and sisters. She was married in Candor to J. B. Bacon, in 1828. He was for several years a local preacher, and she was always glad to help him in his spiritual work. He left this world when they were living in Elizabeth, N. J., in 1874 and now she has met him. She was the mother of Mrs. W. J. Judd, and lived with her for several years after the death of her husband. She loved the Bible, she loved prayer and was constantly preparing for the end of life that has now come to her. She died trusting in Jesus, and it was to her a time of glorious victory. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), November 24, 1897]

WARD, Hiram Obituary

Hiram Ward died in Candor, NY, Dec. 26, 1896. If he had lived until Jan 16, 1897, he would have been ninety-five years old. He was the oldest resident of the place and had lived in the same house seventy years. His parents moved from New Hampshire to Kingston, Ont., where he was born in 1802. At the beginning of the war of 1812 his father was required to swear allegiance to the crown or have his property confiscated. He chose the latter, and moved to Candor, where he spent the rest of his life. Father Ward, as he was called, was converted when he was seventeen years of age and united with the Freewill Baptist Church. The Methodist church was organized in Candor in 1827, and he joined it soon after and retained his membership for over sixty-nine years. He had held all the offices of the church, was Sunday school superintendent and class leader for a number of years. He attributed his long life to his temperate habits, never having used tobacco nor liquor. About four years ago his sight and hearing became impaired; otherwise he retained his faculties to within a few days of his death. He attended church and class meeting until within the last year. He died as he had lived, trusting in the merits of Christ. He had a family of ten children, eight of whom are now living; one is the wife of the Rev. R. S. Rose, of the Wyoming Conference, and the Rev. O. W. Rose, of the Upper Iowa Conference, is his grandson. The funeral services were held in the church. The large attendance, the draping of the chair which he occupied in the church, and the potted plants around his coffin, were touching indications of esteem. The Rev. T. E. Warnock preached a very able sermon from a part of the twenty-fourth verse of the twentieth chapter of Acts -- "That I might finish my course with joy". The honorary pallbearers were the Rev. S. E. Walworth, the Rev. David Personens, the Rev. A. G. Bloomfield and the Rev. Stephen Galpin. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), January 20, 1897]