Winfred Walrath Case
(May 10, 1860 - January 1941)

Madison County Times 
Jan. 24, 1941 
  Winfred Walrath Case 
 Funeral services for Winfred Walrath Case will take place from his late home
on North Street this Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. J.M. Van Tilburg 
of the Jamesville Presbyterian Church and formerly of this village, will 
officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood. 
 Mr. Case died suddenly from a heart attack at his home just before ten 
o'clock Tuesday evening. He started to go from one room to another and 
collapsed. Dr. J.D. Boyd, who was called said that death had been 
instantaneous. Mr. Case had failed rapidly in health for the past few weeks 
but had apparently been stronger for a few days before his death. At no time 
had he been confined to his bed. His passing takes another of the older 
residents of the community whose life experience went back to the days before
the Civil War. He was one of the few who were familiar with the people and 
events of those stirring times when Chittenangowas a business center for a 
large  part of the country between Syracuse and Canastota. 
 Winfred Walrath Case was born at Chittenango Station May 10, 1860. His 
parents were George and Sophronia Shaver Case. His father was a veteran of 
the Civil War, having served in the 157th New York Volunteers. His mother was
a real daughter of the American Revolution. During her life she was honored 
by D. A. R. chapters in Syracuse and elsewhere. Recently the D. A. R. erected
a bronze memorial plaque in her honor in Oakwood. 
 Mr. Case as a young man was an active athlete and short and long distance 
runner. He competed in match races and exhibitions in many eastern and 
western cities, going as far as Big Rapids, Mich. In 1878 he ran in a series 
of matches at Plattsburg and set a world's record. As a young man he was an 
active member of the Forbes Hose Company of Canastota and was always carried 
on the honorary roll. Last year and on several former occasions he was the 
guest of honor at the annual banquet of the company. He was a cigar maker by 
trade and worked for a number of years in Syracuse, later opening his own 
factory there. Twenty-six years ago he came to his mother's home in Syracuse 
and carried on his business there until he retired a short time ago. 
 Mr. Case married Mary A. Slaughenhoupt at Clarion, Pa., Jan. 2, 1890. She 
survives him as do one son, Frank Case of this village, a grandson, two 
grand-daughters and one great grand-daughter. Mr. Case was the last survivor 
of nine children. 
 Mr. Case had a keen, vivid memory and could relate innumerable interesting 
events of the people and history of the community in the latter half of the 
nineteenth centruy. He was a kindly man and was devoted to his family and 
many friends. Announcement of his death was received with deep and general 

Date: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 03:13 PM

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