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Onondaga County New York Obituaries Extracted From The Northern Christian Advocate, Syracuse, NY, 1899

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1899 Obituaries from the Northern Christian Advocate in Syracuse, Onondaga County New York.

MAYNARD, Anna D. Obituary

Mrs. Anna D. Maynard was born Nov. 2, 1863, and died at the home of her mother, Matilda Chappell, Owego, NY, Nov. 19, 1898, aged thirty-five years. Mrs. Maynard had been a great sufferer since early childhood. Although she was a cripple she attended in early life the day and Sunday school and manifested great love for both, never ceasing to be a member of the latter until the day of her death. Three years ago last July she united with the First Methodist Episcopal church, of Owego, NY, and was a consistent member of the same until God took her to the Church Triumphant, ofttimes attending the services of the church when one less spiritual-minded would have thought it impossible to reach the house of God. Her's was a triumphant death. Just a few days before her death she said to her pastor "I am very sick, but so happy." She has entered into rest. She will be lame and sick no more. Faith is lost in sight; and hope in the full fruition of God's glorious home. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), January 18, 1899]

THOMAS, Aaron Obituary

Aaron Thomas was born in Sussex county, N.J., Nov. 1, 1816, and died in Athens, Pa., Sept. 5, 1899. Removing to Northern Pennsylvania at an early age he came to Lockwood, Tioga county, N.Y., over thirty years ago. He won the respect of all by his honesty and kindness of heart. In a revival at Lockwood some thirteen years ago, during the pastorate of the Rev. Ziba Evans, he was converted, and ever afterward claimed Christ as his personal Savior. One year ago by the death of his wife, with whom he had lived in peace and love over fifty years, his home was broken up, and he found a home with his son, George I. Thomas, in Athens, Pa. No effort was spared to make it pleasant for him there, and from that home, after a few days' illness he went to the heavenly mansions. The funeral services were held in the Lockwood Methodist Episcopal church, where gathered a large number of friends and acquaintances to pay a last tribute of respect to one all knew as a kind friend. The interment was at Lockwood. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, N.Y.), November 1, 1899]

WALWORTH, Sophia Obituary

Miss Sophia Walworth, of Candor, NY, died May 18, 1899, after an illness of about a week's duration, and was buried from the home of her only surviving brother, the Rev. S. E. Walworth, an honored superannuate of the Wyoming Conference. Miss Walworth was in her seventy-seventh year when she died and her last sickness was borne with characteristic patience and consideration. Her funeral was well attended by many admiring friends and a goodly circle of relatives who loved her fervently and mourn for her sincerely. The Rev. I. W. Hewitt, also an honored superannuate of the Wyoming Conference, in his eighty-third year, and an old friend of the family, spoke most appropriately at her funeral, as did also the Rev. F. D. Dickinson, of the Congregational church, which church she often attended. The prayer was offered by another old friend of the family, the Rev. Rodney Rose. The Rev. T. R. Warnock, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, of Candor, NY, had charge of the services, the arrangements of which were all made by the deceased before her demise. The hymns which were sung by the excellent choir were her favorites and were finely rendered. Miss Walworth died as she had lived--unostentatious and pure-spirited Christian woman. She been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over sixty years in Newark Valley, NY, having given her heart to God in early life. During her long life she was ever a constant and faithful Christian. For years she nursed and cared for her widowed mother. After her mother's death she spent her time among her relatives, making her home with her beloved brother, S. E. Walworth, at Candor, NY, where she was greatly beloved by all who had the good fortune to know her. Miss Walworth had many excellent qualities of mind and heart. She was first of all a true woman--she was, kind, considerate and most affectionate. She was a cheerful, merry soul and brought sunshine to all with whom she came in contact. Her gentleness and sincerity of spirit made her many devoted friends, who now so much miss her and will ever hold her in grateful remembrance. A whole volume might be written of her genuine Christian character, but only a few words can here be said, and indeed the paucity of words would fail to portray her real character. In this world of pretence and sham it was a great luxury to meet and know such an exceptionally real soul as Sopia Walworth. The writer has reason to say that she was a true, sweet spirited Christian lady, and he and his wife will never cease to remember her most tenderly and gratefully. All that her brother and his good wife could do to minister to her comfort in her last moments was done, and that she fully appreciated what they and others did for her is well known. The day before she expired, in a very faint whisper she said to her dear sister-in-law, as she bent over her, "Home, Heaven, To-morrow." These were the last words she ever uttered. The next day she passed to her home in Heaven. She is gone, but only her body, her spirit hovers over us, and as we think of her her name and character shed a most precious perfume that will not evaporate with the lapse of years. It was a great privilege and joy to know her, and it is a wonderful compensation for us in this trying hour to think of her and to recall her many noble qualities. She is at rest, and with her large circle of loved ones, we patiently await the hour when we shall see her. To comfort the sorrowing brother and his wife, together with all her friends, she has left behind as a choice legacy a memory that will be green and fragrant as the years roll away. May we all reach her Heaven and home is the prayer of her friend the writer of this sketch. PHILIP KROHN [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), August 2, 1899]