Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
Jan. 31, 1900
Warsaw--Thomas Archer, aged 70 years, was found dead Sunday on a neighbor's cellar door, one mile north of Dale, in the town of Middlebury, this county. He was a single man, and lived with William Booth, two miles north of Dale. John Raab, on whose back cellar door he was found, had been away all day Saturday, and upon his return he discovered him dead. It is thought that Archer was going to or returning from Dale and had been taken ill suddenly. Dr. Belknap of Wyoming was sent for, and upon examination pronounced it a case of apoplexy. The dead man was well known in and about that section, having followed the business of threshing.
Angelica--Dillon Lyman, who was at one time prominent in politics, and who held the office of sheriff of Herkimer county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joucey Dey, yesterday at the age of 88 years and 9 months. Mr. Lyman was born in Warren, Herkimer county, where he lived until 1880, then he moved to this county, his wife dying about a year ago. Two daughters, Mrs. Joucey Dey and Mrs. Frank Dean of Angelica, and one son, Frederick Lyman of Cuba, survive him. The funeral services will be held from his late residence at (?) o'clock on Thursday.
The funeral of the late Charles W. Struble, for many years turnkey at the police station, was held from the Church of the Epiphany at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Amos Skeele, the pastor of the church, officated. The services were attended by all the uniformed members of the police department except those on active duty. Delegations were present from O'Rorke Post, No. 1, G. A. R. and W. T. Sherman Command, Union Veterans' Union, of which organizations the deceased was a member. The bearers were Officers Charles Dingman and Albert Gerber of Sherman Command, and William O'Brien, James Johnson, Michael Fitzpatrick and Theodore Cazeau of O'Rorke Post. At a meeting of the Police Benevolent Association held last evening, resolutions of sympathy were adopted on the death of Mr. Struble. The resolutions were signed by a committee composed of Albert Gerber, Theodore Cazeau, Michael Fitzpatrick, Charles Dingman, James Johnson and William O'Brien.
Note: Typist cannot read this entire article but will include headlines of interest which appear on page 7: An Oregon Miner. Trying to Trace the New York State Relatives of W. H. Palmer.
Note: Typist cannot read this entire article but will include some points of interest apparently concerning death of John D. Toll on page 7.
"I have been unable to discover any standpoint from which this may be viewed, except such as leads to the conclusion that by it the testator gave, devised and bequeathed all his property to his grandchildren who should be living at and after the death of all his children. Three children survived him. Manifestly, the title to that property contemplated in that provision cannot be ascertained until the last of his three children shall have died, because it is absolutely impossible to know what grandchildren may be living at that time. The absolute ownership is therefore postponed by this provision of the will beyond two lives in being, and comes under the ban of the statute.. . . It must follow, therefore, that John D. Toll died intestate as to the residuum of said estate, which, therefore, his next of kin, or those succeeding them, are now entitled to receive.
Frederick H. Merlau, for many years a prominent merchant of State street, died this morning at his home, No. 22 Lyell avenue, aged 56 years. Mr. Merlau was born in this city and has been engaged in the grocery business here for thirty-six years, most of the time on State street near Vincent place. His circle of acquaintances was very large and he was everywhere regarded as a conscientious genial citizen. He was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and of Trinity Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. E. T. Fitz Gibbons, and Mrs. Harry Michaels of Detroit, and one son, Herman Merlau of this city.
Mrs. Sarah Harrison died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. Mullins, No. 137 Hudson avenue, aged 79 years. The cause of her death was heart disease. Mrs. Harrison was born in Mulgrean, England, in 1821, and came to this country in 1840. For the past twenty-nine years she had been a resident of this city. Her death occurred an hour before the time of the funeral of her niece, Mina Rachel Mullins. The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Louis Gardner of Providence, Mrs. Henry Willis of Norwich, Mrs. M. Mullins and two sons, George and James Harrison of this city.