Obituaries from the Windham Journal
From Microfilmed copies of the Windham Journal located at the
Vedder Library and the State Library at Albany
Transcribed by Mignon Matthews
January 3, 1860
At Westkill, Dec. 7, KATIE M., only child of Austin and Oledine COLE, aged 11 years.
In Catskill, December 24th, ELLA, daughter of Thompson C., SMITH, aged 7 years
At Coxsackie, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27th, ANTHONY VAN BERGEN, aged 73.
At Hudson, Dec. 29th, ELIZABETH J. SURFLEET, wife of URIAH H. COFFIN, of Catskill, in the 28th year of her age.
At Ashland, December 27th, wife of ELECTUS SPEENBURG.
January 10, 1860
In this town, January 9th, SUSAN, wife of John Palmer SCHULTZ, Esq., aged 49 years and 5 months.
In this town on the 6th inst., Mrs. SARAH BEACH, wife of the late Adney Beach, aged 87 years.
At Manorkill, Schoharie County, on Wednesday evening, January 4th, of quick consumption, ROBERT STEELE, oldest son of the late James Steele, aged 18 years.
It is only a few months since Death laid his icy hand upon the father of this young man, and removed him from earth, leaving a vacant chair beside the family hearthstone. Again, has a blow fallen upon the afflicted family; and, again are they called to mourn the loss of a beloved member. He was a young man of much promise – kind and affectionate in all his deeds, and honorable in every act, and all who knew him will feel sad to learn of his death and sympathize with his afflicted friends.
At Davenport Centre, December 15th, MARCUS L. BROWN, aged 23 years.
At Stillwater, 9th inst., CATHERINE BEDELL, of Coxsackie, in her 85th year,
In Davenport, on the 26th ult., Mr. ANDREW SMITH, aged 58 years.
In Jefferson, Schoharie County, on the 3d instant, Mrs. BETSY JONES, aged 78 years.
January 17, 1860
In this town, on the 16th instant, ANNA ROSALIA, daughter of James and Mary SUTHARD, aged 1 year.
In Davenport, on the 26th ult., Mr. ANDREW SMITH, aged 58 years.
In Cooksburgh, January 10th, MELVIN, son of Jehial HUNT, aged 17 years.
In Cornwallsville, on January 9th, JEROME, son of Bela SMITH, Jr., aged 11 years and 5 months.
In Jewett, on the 5th instant, Mrs. REBECCA PARKS, mother of the late Daniel W. Parks, aged 75 years.
In Jefferson, on the 10th instant, of putrid sore throat, Mr. DAVID YOUNG, AGED 51 years.
In Jefferson, on the 10th instant, of consumption, Mr. ALLEN MERCHANT, aged 74 years.
In Catskill, Monday, Jan. 9th, JOHN EDSALL, in the 72nd year of his age.
January 24, 1860
In this town, on the 21st instant, Mrs. MARY ATWOOD, wife of Joseph Atwood, aged 78 years.
On Tuesday, January 17, in the town of Prattsville, of consumption, CORNELIUS BEERS, aged 40 years, 2 months and 10 days.
At Harpersfield, January 9th, of cancer, Mr. JOSEPH TAIT, in the 61st year of his age.
January 31, 1860
On the 18th instant, in Coxsackie, of consumption, Miss ANNA MARIA GAY, eldest daughter of the late Thomas W. Gay.
At Hunter, January 13th, EDDIE DAVIS, only son of Edward and Mary J. Lane, aged one year and eleven days.
January 16th, at Griffin’s Corners, Del. Co., Mr. JOHN WOOLHEATER, in the 80th year of his age.
February 7, 1860
At North Settlement, in this county, January 30, Mr. ORVILLE S. PALMER, son of Smith and Hannah Palmer, of the above place, aged 29 years and 6 months.
Mr. P. professed faith in Christ about a year ago. He suffered patiently and died peacefully. He leaves a wife and one child and many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
In this village, on the 2d instant, of consumption, Mr. SILAS P. COTTON, aged 33 years.
In Hunter, January 30, Mrs. ANNA JOHNSON, in the 66th year of her age.
In Stamford, near Bloomsville, January 30, Mr. BENJAMIN BARLOW, aged 82 years.
February 14, 1860
In Ashland, on Sunday, February 12th, of inflammation of the lungs, SANFORD TUTTLE, Esq., in the 44th year of his age.
The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Ashland tomorrow (Wednesday,) at 10 o’clock.
In Big Hollow, February 9th, of consumption, Mrs. HARRIET A., wife of Nelson HITCHCOCK, aged 27 years.
In Catskill, on the 10th instant, CHARITY, wife of James TROWBRIDGE, in the 60th year of her age.
In Catskill, on the 6th, instant, MERVINETTE MITCHELL, aged 6 years and 8 months.
In Catskill, on the 29th ult., EMELINE WEED, in the 21st year of her age.
In Bovina, January 31st, Mr. KNAPP HOBBIE, aged about 61 years. Deceased was subject to fits, and was found dead in his bed.
February 21, 1860
In this town on the 19th instant, after a long and severe illness, Mrs. ANN B. SHEFFIELD, wife of Mr. Russell Sheffield, aged 56 years.
The funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church in this village, tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o’clock.
In this town on the 19th instant, Mr. WILLIAM B. EARL, aged 67 years.
In Jewett, February 19th, Mrs. LUCY CLARK, aged 74 years.
In the town of Ashland, February 16th, the infant son of George Henry and Hannah Warner, of Glendale, Berkshire County, MA, aged 5 months.
February 28, 1860
In this village, on the evening of the 26th instant, CORA L., oldest daughter of Samuel and Cynthia Stimpson, aged 4 years and 6 months.
At Pembroke, Genessee County, NY, on the 20th instant, while on a visit to her son, Mrs. SYBIL BOUGHTON, widow of the late Orris Boughton, of Napierville, IL, formerly of West Durham, NY, aged 76 years. She closed her earthly course fully confiding in the merits of her Savior. Her remains were taken back to Napierville and laid by the side of those of her husband.
At New York, on the 21st instant, of dropsy on the brain, STEPHEN UTTER BALDWIN, only child of Joseph and Minerva Baldwin, formerly of Durham. The remains were taken to Durham for interment.
March 6, 1860
At Oak Hill, suddenly, on the 28th of February, Mr. BURWELL PECK, aged 75years.
At Durham village, on the 29th of February, very suddenly, Mrs. A. N. Reed, wife of John H. Reed, Esq., aged 39 years.
At Penn Yann, N.Y., Feb. 17th, CHAUNCEY WOLCOTT, in the 44th year of his age, son of the late John Wolcott, of Catskill.
In Stamford, Delaware County, February 24th, Mr. JARED GOODRICH, formerly of Kortright, aged about 80 years.
On the 26th of February, at Renselerville, of consumption, Mrs. JANE WOOD, wife of Edwin Wood, in the 30th year of her age.
At Roxbury, Miss PHILENA MORE, suddenly, on the 28th of February, aged 29 years.
March 13, 1860
In Hunter, Mrs. LYDIA BURGESS, wife of Orrin Burgess, aged 57 years. Beloved in life and lamented in death.
In Stamford, Feb. 24th, Mrs. CHARITY, wife of Stephen HANFORD, aged about 70 years.
At his residence in Delhi, March 4th, Mr. DANIEL FRISBEE, in his 80th year.
At Roxbury, February 23d, ELEANOR JANE, wife of John A. JOHNSTON, aged about 44 years.
At West Davenport, March 4th, the wife of Mr. Andrew More, aged about 60 years.
In Kingston, on the 5th instant, CATHERINE, daughter of Hon. W. S. Kenyon, aged 15 months.
At Manorkill, on the 7th instant, Mrs. DAMARIOUS ELTON, aged 91 years.
March 20, 1860
At Hensonville, in this town, March 13th, of putrid sore throat, SYLVANUS G. MILLER, in the 42d year of his age.
Mr. Miller was a kind and indulgent father and affectionate husband. The kindness of his disposition to those who were sick and afflicted was a characteristic of his life. The last few days of his life, while in comparative health, were spent in care and kind office to his sick neighbors.
On the 12th instant, at the residence of Isaac Utter, Esq., near Oak Hill, of typhoid fever, MYRON GOODRIDGE, in the 23d year of his age.
The deceased was a young man highly respected by all who knew him and his sudden and unexpected death casts a gloom over society. His funeral was attended on Thursday at the M. E. church, in Oak Hill. Rev. A. F. Selick delivered a very affectionate discourse. The house was crowded with many friends to pay the last tribute of respect to one beloved in life now lamented in death.
At Fremont, Sullivan County, on Wednesday morning, March 7th, after severe illness, EMILY, wife of Charles W. Miles, in the 39th year of her age.
In Prattsville, March 11th, Mr. FREDERICK W. McKEAN, in the 75th year of his age.
In Prattsville, February 17th, Mrs. JAMES WILTSIE, aged 79 years.
In Hunter, on the 15th instant, of putrid sore throat, MELISSA, daughter of L. C. Howard, aged 15 years.
In Roxbury, February 25th, infant child of John and Mary Maginnis, aged 8 days.
March 4th, at Roxbury, GEORGE REED in the 20th year of his age.
March 9th, at Roxbury, JOHN S. WINSLOW, in the 11th year of his age - son of Seymour M. Winslow.
In Stamford, March 6th, Mrs. ARTEMICIA, wife of Mr. Sherwood Wood, in her 68th year.
In Kortright, March 6, JULIA, daughter of Mr. Luther Butts, aged about 30 years.
At Otego, Otsego County, March 10, Mrs. MARY LOUISA, wife of Mr. John W. Barker, late of Kortright, aged about 28 years.
March 27, 1860
In this village, on the morning of the 22d instant, of consumption, MARGARET, wife of Mr. Bolivar Newbury, aged 33 years.
In this town on the 24th instant, EBENEZER NEWCOMB, Esq., aged 41 years.
In New York, on the 22d instant, ELIZABETH, wife of Peter B. Knapp. Her remains were brought to Catskill for interment.
At Shandaken, March 11th, IDA F., eldest daughter of James A. and Julia Simpson, aged 7 years and 19 days.
March 4th in Middletown, at the residence of Mr. J. T. Allison, of Consumption, Miss Mary E. Mason, aged 24 years,
In Kortright, March 2d, R. E. TRAVER, of disease of the brain aged about 18 years.
In Kortright, March 18, Mr. Isaac ARCHER, aged about 72 years.
April 3, 1860
In this village, of typhoid pneumonia, on the morning of Saturday, March 31st, Mrs. MARY HUNT, in the 64th year of her age.
In this village, on the 1st instant, Mrs. MARY KANE, aged 28 years.
At the residence of her son, in the town of Prattsville, of consumption, on Sunday, April 1st, widow RACHEL BEERS, aged 60 years.
At Woodland, Ulster County, at the residence of David Woodworth, on the 15th instant, his grandchild, TILLIE D’E LADEW, infant daughter of Seneca Bullock, aged two years.
April 10, 1860
In this town on the 7th instant, Miss HULDA F., daughter of Elijah D. and Hulda Minerva WARRENER, in the 27th year of her age.
At Durham, on the 5th instant, of lung fever, Mr. Lawrence VAN WORMER, aged 72 years.
April 24, 1860
At Durham, on the 15th instant, of lung fever, Mr. WILLIAM ADAMS, in the 70th year of his age.
At Durham, on the 17th instant, of apoplexy, Mr. JAMES EVERY, aged 50 years, 1 month and 12 days. Mr. Every was a good citizen and highly respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His sudden and unexpected death casts a gloom over society. Truly “In the midst of life, we are in death.”
At Potter’s Hollow, Albany County, on the 17th instant, of lung fever, Mr. WILLIAM DRAKE, in the 65th year of his age.
At Conesville, on the 19th instant, very suddenly of bilious colic, Mr. ABRAHAM RITCHMYER, in the 69th year of his age. Mr. Ritchmyer was an old and highly respected citizen of the above town, and his loss will be deeply felt.
In the town of Catskill, on the 15th instant, in the 46th year of her age, ANN JENNETT, wife of Peter Whitaker.
In Catskill, on the 6th instant, JOHN BOGARDUS, in the 70th year of his age.
In Coxsackie, April 10th, of consumption, C. AGUSTUS STOUTENBERG, in the 41st year of his age.
In New Kingston, April 6th, 1860, NELLY YAPLE, late wife of Philip Yaple, Esq., in the 86th year of her age. Her maiden name was Dumond. Her father was shot in the Revolutionary War, near where Col. Noah Dimmick now lives in Delaware County. Her husband cleared the first lot in the valley of the Platerkill. She was the last one of the first settlers of that part of Middletown. She belonged to the first Presbyterian Church formed in the neighborhood. Her funeral was preached on the 8th instant, by the Rev. R. S. Scott, to a large concourse of people.