William H. Stringer
(c.1840 - August 1886)

August 10, 1886 
Wm. Stringer and family this morning received the sad intelligence of the death of his son, Wm. H. 
Stringer, which occurred at about ten o'clock, from apoplexy, with which he was suddenly seized. No 
further particulars are yet received. Mr. Stringer went to Elmira nearly a month ago to be treated at the
Chemung Valley Medical Institute, for a general breaking down of his system which has been painfully 
visible since experiencing a slight shock the last of December. His wife accompanied him to Elmira and 
had since been present with him. The latest reports from there, previous to this morning, were to the 
effect that his health was improving and the news of his sudden demise was a great shock to his family  
and friends, and particularly to his aged parents. He leaves a faithful and confiding wife and five 
children to miss the counsels and indulgence of a most affectionate husband and indulgent parent. The 
deceased, besides his parents, also leaves two half brothers, R. S. Barr and C. A. Stringer and one 
sister, Mrs. S. A. Maxon, of Oneida.  
He was born in Munnsville nearly 47 years ago, and with the exception of his army life in the late war, 
he had always resided here. On his return from the South, 22 years ago, he became the junior member of 
the well-known Manufacturing firm of Stringer, Barr & Co., being one of the firm at the time of this 
death. He was strictly honest and honorable in his dealings, faithful, industrious and unswerving in his 
convictions of right. No one in the village enjoyed the esteem of our people to a greater degree. He has 
served his town in the board of supervisors three or four terms, always discharging his public duties 
with ability and to the satisfaction of his constituents. R.S. Barr left for Elmira soon after the 
receipt of the telegram to make suitable arrangements for bringing the remains to this place. It is not 
yet known when the funeral will take place. His family has the sincere sympathy of all in their deep 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002

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