Herbert Grant Jaquay
(October 12, 1867 - February 19, 1920)
[Casnastota Bee Journal?]
H. G. JAQUAY DIES OF PNEUMONIA
Well Known Canastota Citizen
Passed Away Thursday
IN BUSINESS MANY YEARS
Had Been Ill Only A Week. Many Friends Mourn His Death. Survived By Wife
and Four Children. Funeral at Baptist Church Sunday Afternoon.
Herbert Grant Jaquay, one of Canastota's best known citizens and business
men, died at the Canastota Hospital Thursday morning at 6:30. Mr. Jaquay had
been very sick for a week with pneumonia which followed a hard cold. His
condition was considered critical from the start because there were several
complications that made recovery almost impossible. Nevertheless the
community was shocked when they heard of his death and the bereaved family
has the sympathy of every one.
Mr. Jaquay was born at New Boston 52 years ago and has spent most of his
life in Canastota. His parents were Samuel and Cornelia Jaquay. He grew up
on a farm and got his early education in district schools. At the age of 14
he left school to go to work and from that time on supported himself. He
learned the carpenters trade but at the age of 17 he took a position as
shipping clerk for the Barnett leather company at Little Falls where he
remained for two years. He returned to Canastota and acted as clerk in the
Post Office for a while after which he went into the clothing business with
A. W. Graham and remained for ten years. He has for the past twenty years
been connected with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and has
done extensive work for this company through out the county. He served as
village trustee and in 1917 was the candidate of the Democratic party of the
Assembly and his popularity won him many complimentary votes outside his
party. He also been prominent in church and society. He was a deacon in the
Baptist Church and also president of the Board of Trustees and of the Baraca
class of this church. He was vice grand of the I. O. O. F. organization of
He was married about 27 years ago to Miss Fannie Wright who survives him.
He is also survived by three sons: Norris, Harold and Dow and one daughter
Mrs. Erma Smith. Another son, Willis, died a few years ago. Mr. Jaquay was
genial and kind hearted never considering any trouble too great in order to
favor or oblige his friends who were legion.
His funeral was held Sunday afternoon, strictly private, at the home at
two o'clock and public at the Baptist church at three o'clock. Rev. A. C.
Horsman officiated and burial was made in Lenox Rural Cemetery.
A large delegation of Odd Fellows attended the funeral in a body and
there were many beautiful floral offerings.
[Facts: he was born 12 October 1867, died 19 February 1920 Canastota. (Death
Certificate states he was born in New Berlin NOT New Boston as obit reads);
he also had a female twin that died at birth, unnamed.. he was my grandfather,
his son Harold being my father.
Date: Thursday, March 09, 2000 08:31 AM
Madison Co. Families