Samuel N. Jaquay
(c. 1883 - June 17, 1915)
June 17, 1915
S. N. JAQUAY, 83, DIES IN GARDEN
WAR VETERAN FALLS DEAD WHILE TALKING TO WIFE.
OLDEST MARRIED COUPLE
Aged Man Would Have Celebrated Fifty-ninth Wedding Anniversary
in August---Well-known Carpenter
Special to the Post-Standard
CANASTOTA, June 17 - Samuel N. Jaquay, 83, one of the oldest and best
known citizens of the village, died suddenly at his home in Lamb Avenue, this
Mr. Jaquay had been an invalid for twenty years, and for twelve years had
been unable to do any work. At times he was able to be about the garden and
yard surrounding his home. While in the yard conversing with his wife this
afternoon Mr. Jaquay suddenly fell forward to the ground and died before Dr.
H. G. Germere, who resides a short distance from the Jaquay home, could reach
His death terminates the distinction held by Mr. and Mrs. Jaquay of being
the oldest couple as to years of wedded life spent in Canastota. In August,
1856 Mr. Jaquay married Miss Cornelia Roberts of this town. They have since
lived together continuously in Canastota and vicinity and would have observed
their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary in August.
Samuel N. Jaquay was born at Salisbury October 13, 1832. Sixty-one years
ago he came to Canastota to reside. He was a carpenter and assisted in the
construction of many buildings in this vicinity. His services were often
sought by contractors as a shingler. His last work on a building was
performed twelve years ago, when he assisted in the construction of the
large barns on Byron Taber's farm.
During the Civil War Mr. Jaquay served in Company G. 157th Regiment, New
York Volunteers, leaving Madison County for the front with several other
residents of this vicinity. Long marches, exposure and other hardships of
war made inroads on Mr. Jaquay's health, and twenty years ago he was seized
with a painful affection of the legs.
Surviving besides the widow, is one son, Herbert G. Jaquay, of this
village, an insurance representative well known throughout Central New York.
The son left for Herkimer a few minutes before his father's death. He
returned to Canastota this evening.
[Facts: Samuel parents were Holden R. Jaquays and Susan Ritter
Jaquays. He is buried in Lenox Rural Cemetery.]
Date: Friday, May 19, 2000 09:48 AM
Madison Co. Families