MARRIAGES AND DEATHS RECORDED IN “THE WEEKLY RECORDER” PUBLISHED IN FAYETTEVILLE, ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

July 5-1866-12/27/1866 and 7/4/1867-12/26/1867

Following are most of the marriages announced in the above paper. “In this village” means Fayetteville, New York. All events occurred in New York State unless otherwise stated. Marriages and deaths of notables in the United States and marriages and deaths extracted from other papers are, for the most part, excluded. There are no microfilm records of newspaper issues that may have been printed between January-June 1867. As newspapers did make typographical errors and microfilm records on numerous occasions are difficult to read, it is advisable to crosscheck against available cemetery records.

Submitted by Kathy Crowell, June 2001


July 5, 1866:

Marriage:

In Manlius, July 3d, at the house of the bride’s step father, Henry Lower, by Rev. A. Maynard, Mr. Wesley Goodfellow to Miss Angelica Bartholomew.

July 19, 1866:

Died:

In Fayetteville, 14th inst., Mrs. Sarah S., wife of Mr. Francis Monroe, of heart disease, aged 24 years and 4 months.

July 26, 1866:

Died:

In this village, 23d inst. of consumption, Miss Elsada M. Wescoatt, aged 21 years and 8 months.

In this town, 20th inst., an infant daughter of Rev. Clinton Scoville.

August 2, 1866:

Died:

In this village, July 27, Mr. George Eaton, aged 66 years.

August 9, 1866:

Marriage:

In Buffalo, July 25, by Rev. H. P. Bogue, Dr. E. A. Bogue, of New York city, to Miss Amelia L. Ingalls, daughter of the late Rev. L. Ingalls, of Burmah.

August 16, 1866:

Marriages:

In this village, Aug. 9, at J. C. Hodge’s Hotel, by Rev. M. L. Kern, Adam Wilber, Esq., of Saratoga, N. Y., to Mrs. Amelia C. Phinny, of Rockport, Ohio.

In Pompey, 8th inst., by Rev. Mr. Eddy, Mr. Henry D. Nottingham, of Woodstock, Ill., to Miss Augusta E., daughter of Mr. E. J. Avery.

In Jordan, 5th inst., by Rev. Mr. Danker, Mr. Edgar Cole, of Elbridge, to Miss Sarah Colter, of Port Byron; 21st ult., by Rev. Mr. Nellis, Mr. Alexander Eddy, of Auburn, to Miss Mary Van Vranken, of Elbridge.

In Syracuse, July 15, Mr. Calvin Lockwood of Belleisle, to Mrs. Jane Jones; 7th inst., Mr. William E. Sherman to Miss Nellie Fahnestock; 2d inst., Mr. J. C. Lathrop to Miss Mary L., second daughter of E. Bates, of Washington city, D. C.

Died:

In Baldwinsville, 28th ult., Eliza, daughter of Theodore and Mary Ann Fuller, 3 years.

In Chittenango, 5th inst., Capt. Wm. Bellinger, late of the 157th N. Y. Vols., aged 35.

In Syracuse, 10th inst., Mary Boland, 20.

August 23, 1866:

Marriages:

In Van Buren, 10th inst., Mr. Myron B. Rude, of Cayuga, to Mrs. Tryphenia Cole.

In Cazenovia, Aug. 2, Mr. Edward A. Mowry to Miss Clara L. Cranson.

In Farmington, Wis., Mr. N. P. Bullock, formerly of Cazenovia, to Miss Jennie Livingston.

In Syracuse, Mr. Andrew J. Post to Miss Jennie Sarah DeLand; Mr. Aaron Barnes to Miss Lovica Adams.

Died:

In this village, 16th inst., Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Charles Hemens, aged 44 years.

In Baldwinsville, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. A. Magee, 21 years.

In Hamilton, Mr. Willard Welton, 84

In Cazenovia, Mrs. Lois Kingsbury, 94.

In Vernon, Mich., Mr. Josiah R. Hyde, formerly of Clockville, 56.

In Syracuse, Mrs. Power Lynch, 32; Capt. Samuel Higgins, 80; Harvey F. Blaisdel, 50; Mrs. Ann Boyle, 67.

In Chenango, Mr. David Squires, 49.

In Oxford, Mr. Daniel Morris, 75.

Death of Gen. Amos P. Granger.--This eminent citizen died in Syracuse on Monday evening last, aged 77 years. Gen. Granger was born in Connecticut in 1789, and removed to this town in 1811, where he entered upon mercantile pursuits. In 1812 he raised a company for the war, and at its close continued in the militia service, in which he rose to the rank of General. In 1820 he removed to what was then Salina, and in 1825 was elected one of the first trustees of the village of Syracuse. He was an active member of the old Whig party, by which he was elected to Congress in 1853; but he left that part on the question of slavery, and became one of the founders of the present Republican party.

August 30, 1866:

Death of Dean Richmond. This eminent citizen died in New York city on Monday last, aged 62 years. He was born in Vermont, and came with his father to Salina, now the First Ward of Syracuse, in 1815. His early years were surrounded by poverty, and he was then employed on the batteaux that conveyed salt to the portage of Oswego Falls. He subsequently became extensively engaged in the manufacture of salt, but failed in 1841, and honestly assigned all his property. He commenced life anew the next year at Buffalo, and has since acquired a large fortune, through his great business enterprise and integrity.. At his death he was the head of the New York Central, the best conducted railroad in the United States. In politics, he was always an ardent Democrat, and he always gave liberally of his influence and means to that party. He was one of that distinguished class, whose loss will be deplored from his personal qualities rather than from the meretricious advantages of wealth. He was an example to young men, that in our republic wealth and fame may be secured by those of the humblest origin, through honest and well-directed industry. Syracuse was put in mourning on receipt of the news of his death. His funeral will take place at Batavia to-day.

September 13, 1866:

Died:

In this village, Sept. 8th, of consumption, Mrs. Betsey B., wife of Mr. John Sherman, and youngest daughter of Mr. Isaac S. Whitford, late of East Greenwich, R. I., aged 23 years and 2 months.

In Richmond, Va., Aug. 27th, of cholera, Henry P. Chapin, late of Rochester, aged 22 years. [Rochester papers please copy.]

September 20, 1866:

Marriages:

In Onondaga Valley, Sept. 19, Mr. Jared W. Wicks, of Syracuse, to Miss Hannah L. Tracy, of the former place.

In Pompey, Sept. 13, Mr. Richard C. Fisher to Miss Lucy A. Hayden.

Died:

In DeWitt, Sept. 15, Mr. Peter D. Quintard, aged 69 years 10 1/2 months.

September 27, 1866:

Marriages:

In Fayetteville, 25th inst., Rev. Henry H. Loring, of Brownsville, Pa., to Miss Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Hiram Wood, Esq., of this village.

Death of Dr. John O. Shipman. Our community was much shocked, on Sunday evening last, by rumors that Dr. J. O. Shipman, one of our old-time and most respected residents, had been taken ill that day, while attending church with his family, and in the evening was so very ill that he was not expected to recover. It was rumored, also, that he had been attacked by cholera, as a consequence of attendance on a patient attacked by that disease, in Syracuse, a day or two previous. But this latter consideration certainly did not affect the sympathy of our people for their old fellow citizen, nor was there, we are happy to say, that foolish alarm on such an announcement, which, more than the disease itself, tends to produce the evil dreaded, and leads too often to the neglect of the suffering patient. Dr. Byington attended Dr. S most faithfully, and administered to him every possibly remedy known to the profession in such cases; but he was beyond human aid, and gradually sinking, died on Monday morning, at about 8 o’clock. From the moment Dr. S. knew of the nature of the attack, we understand that he considered his case hopeless, and as quietly as the disease might permit, resigned himself to death. His brother, Dr. A. B. Shipman, was near him in his last moments, and of course did all that human skill and science could do in his behalf.

Dr. Shipman undoubtedly died of cholera, but of its exact nature--whether of the malignant type termed Asiatic, or of a milder type which may be termed American--we shall not venture to decide; nor shall we attempt to decide, between doctors, whether cholera is really contagious. We only know that Dr. Shipman attended a patient in Syracuse, a stranger from New York, who died of cholera, only a few days previous. But Dr. S. had been unwell for about a week previous, from a disorder of the bowels, and this predisposition of his system to receive infection from a patient suffering under a malignant disease, of whatever nature, no doubt led to the absorption of development of the disease which caused his death. It is proper to say, that his brother, the eminent surgeon and physician, Dr. A. B. Shipman, does not regard cholera as really of a contagious nature, but attributes his brother’s death so far as regards his attendance on a cholera patient, as mainly owing to a predisposition of his system at the time to receive the affection of which he died.

Dr. Shipman was about sixty years. old. He came from the town of Pitcher, in Chenango County, in 1831, to Manlius Centre, and practiced there three or four years. From thence he came to Fayetteville, where he practiced with great success for some years. While here, perhaps no physician ever enjoyed a greater degree of confidence and respect from his patients. In 1850 he disposed of his interest here to Dr. Darwin E. Hurd, and engaged in the construction of the Ogdensburg and Boston Railroad, and thence went to Virginia, where for a while he was engaged in the building of a plank road for a company with which he was connected. Since his return from the South, a few years since, he has been connected with his brother, Dr. A. B. Shipman, in Syracuse, in the medical profession, and it is needless for us to say that the accomplishments of the firm have won for it a reputation certainly not exceeded by any other in the State, in all that renders the profession honorable for its scientific attainments. Dr. Shipman, indeed, belonged to a family remarkable for its devotion to medical science. There are four brothers still living, all eminent in the profession. Dr. Shipman, the deceased, was a fine-looking, amiable man, who was greatly respected for his social qualities, and we are sure that his decease will be deeply regretted by not a few who relied upon him alone for medical advice, as well as by the community in general, who could not but regard him as a valuable citizen and estimable man.

The Onondaga Medical Society held a special meeting on hearing of his death, and passed appropriate resolutions. The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and were attended by a numerous and intelligent audience. The discourse, by Rev. W. J. Erdman, was most touching and eloquent--a worthy tribute from the living scholar to the memory of another, whose life’s labor has been done.

October 4, 1866:

Marriage:

In Peekskill, Sept. 26th, by Rev. Samuel Osgood, William H. Matteson, of New York, to Jane Augustella, daughter of the late Augustus F. Dow, of New York.

Died:

In this village, Thursday, Sept. 27, Charles E. Hale, aged 35.

In this town [Manlius], Sept. 25th, Mrs. Amanda E. French, aged 27 years.

October 11, 1866:

Marriages:

In this village, Sept. 29, by Rev. M. L. Kern, Mr. Dennis Cummings to Miss Mary Gilbert, both of Manlius.

In this village, Oct. 4, by Rev. Mr. Babcock, Mr. O. S. Harmon, of Jonesville, Mich., to Miss E. B. Randall, of Fayetteville.

In this village, Oct. 9, by Rev. M. L. Kern, Mr. George H. Wilson to Miss Mary Ann Vincent, both of Onondaga Hill.

October 18, 1866:

Marriages:

In this village, Oct. 4, by Rev. Mr. Babcock, Mr. A. S. Harmon, of Jackson, Mich., to Miss E. B. Randall, of Cortland, N. Y.

In Chittenango, Mr. George A. Cook to Miss Hattie E. Allen, both of Kirkville.

In Pompey, Oct. 10, Mr. George Davenport, of Saginaw, Mich., to Miss Lydia B. Wright.

Died:

In this village, Oct. 16, Mr. John Dale, aged 63 years.

October 25, 1866:

Marriages:

In Baldwinsville, Oct. 18, 1866, by the Rev. Jno. F. Kendall, Herbert S. Wells, late Captain in the 122d N. Y. Vols., and Miss Julia A. Hall, all of Baldwinsville.

In DeWitt, October 24th, by Rev. O. W. Babcock, at the bride’s father, Mr. Haynes Lord of Oswego, to Miss Rosie Jones.

Died:

In Kirkville, Oct. 21st, Mr. Isaac M. Van Antwerp, aged 53 years.

At Onondaga Hill, Oct. 20, Mrs. Charlotte, wife of the late Jerome Briggs, of Salina, aged 54 years.

In Syracuse, Oct. 20, Mrs. Samantha, wife of Mr. Francis Hall, of the firm of Rice & Hall.

Lydia, only daughter of Zebulon and Phebe Ostrom, 39 years of age.

Joseph Barton, Sen., aged 77 years and 6 months.

In Manlius, Oct. 11, Mr. Daniel B. Washburn, in the 74th year of his age. Mr. Washburn has been a believed in God’s impartial grace for many years, and the fatit which he so long cherished, did not desert him in the hour of death. He was enabled to welcome the grim monster, and rapturously exclaim: Oh !death, where is thy sting: Oh! grave where is thy victory! He has left a large circle of relations and friends to mourn his loss. L. W.

Obituary. Died in this village on Tuesday the 17th inst., after a short illness, Mr. John Dale, aged 63 years. Deceased came to this country from Herefordshire England near thirty years ago, and first settled in this Town [Manlius], and was soon after converted and united with the Baptist church of Manlius village, since which he has ever been an earnest devoted christian, and a friend of universal Liberty. He has lived successively in Oneida, Cayuga, Oswego and Madison counties, and resettled here just one year before his death. He lived in faith and died in hope.

November 1, 1866:

Marriage:

In Cazenovia, on the 10th inst., by Rev. J. B. Child, at the house of the bride’s father, William Pugsley, of Binghamton, and Mrs. Louisa M. Loomis, of Cazenovia.

Died: In Manlius, on the 30th ult., Mr. John Favor, aged 71 years and one day.

At Onondaga, on the 30th ult., Mr. Milo Richardson, about 60 years of age, formerly of this village.

At Manlius Center, on the 30th ult., Champlin H. Harris, in the vicinity of 70 years of age.

In Fayetteville, Oct. 24, Sidney Dorr, age 67 years.

November 8, 1866:

Marriage:

In Minden, Montgomery Co., N. Y., on the 7th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Van Alstine, Harvey Harmon Esq., of Fayetteville, to Miss Ann Deifendorf, of the former place.

Died: At North Manlius, on the 4th inst., Joseph Rose, son of Philip Rose, aged 9 years.

November 8, 1866:

Died.--Harrison Lewis, only son of Morgan Lewis, of Canastota, died a short time since, at Chattanooga, Tenn. He belonged to the 16th U. S. Infantry His term of service had nearly expired. Formerly young Lewis was employed in this village by Mr. T. E. Hitchcock, in the Gazette office, and some years ago was in our employ as an apprentice. He had many friends, and it is with profound feelings of sympathy for his bereaved parents we chronicle his death.

November 15, 1866:

Killed on the Cars.--Charles Snyder, an employee on the Central Railroad was killed at noon Wednesday. He was a brakeman on the freight train coming West, and being on top of the cars, was struck in the head by a bridge near Chittenango and his neck broken. He was not thrown off the car, but remained lying on the top unnoticed until the train reached Manlius Station, when he was discovered still alive. He was taken into the Station House living only long enough to be taken in. A brother was also employed on the same train, another resident at Utica, and his mother between Onondaga Hill and South Onondaga.

November 22, 1866:

Marriages:

At the residence of M. P. Worden, Fayetteville, Nov. 15th by the Rev. W. J. Erdman, Mr. John Mead, to Mrs. R. L. Hurd, both of Syracuse.

Nov. 9th by the same, Cassius S. Tuttle of Pompey, to Emma L. Clark, of Fayetteville.

Died:

At South Bay, Mr. Wait Palmer, on the 14th inst., remembered as a former citizen of this village, aged 88 years.

In Fayetteville, Nov. 16, Mrs. Sarah Jane Hudson, aged 37 years and one month.

In Fayetteville, Nov. 18, Mrs. Hildreth wife of Daniel Hildreth. Age not given.

November 29, 1866:

Marriage:

At Astoria, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the residence of bride’s parents, Robert W. Eaton, to Minnie, eldest daughter of Henry Young.

December 6, 1866:

Marriage:

In Syracuse, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. D. S. B. Canfield, Mr. Charles B. Babcock, to Miss Anna E. Ostrander, both of Syracuse.

Died:

In Onondaga Valley, November 2d, Samuel A. Beebee, in the 61st year of his age.

December 20, 1866:

Deaths:

Ambrose, a son of Mr. Thomas Hilts, at Manlius, at the residence of George Hilts, Friday Dec. 14. His remains were taken to Rochester by his father who is a resident of that place.

In New York, on the 9t of December, Amos L. Story, aged 45 years.

In New York, on the 17th inst., at the residence of his son-in-law, J. H. Upton. Ira Grarison, aged 59 years, 1 month and 21 days.

July 25, 1867:

Marriage:

MOSES-HALL. At the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. Wm. Manlius Smith at Manlius, July 17, 1867, by Rev. A. A. Graley, Mr. Chester Moses, of Marcellus, to Mrs. D. A. Hall, of Manlius.

August 1, 1867:

Deaths:

SMITH-In this village, July 28, Miss Abby C., daughter of Mr. E. S. Smith, aged 23 years and 3 months.

SHIELDS-In Pompey, July 20, Mr. Patrick Shields, aged 91 years. Mr. S. was one of the oldest inhabitants in this part of the country. He came here in 1811, purchased the premises where he died, and occupied the same during the period of 56 years.

WANDS-In Collamer, Mr. Cloud T. Wands, son of Thomas H. Wands, aged 34 years.

ROBLIN-In DeWitt, July 25th, Emerette W., wife of J. F. Roblin, aged 38 years and 9 months.

August 15, 1867:

Deaths:

BARTHOLOMEW--In Buelville (Buellville, town of Pompey), on the 7th inst., Mr. C. Bartholomew, aged 79 years.

LOW (sic)-In Jamesville, on the 10th inst., Mr. Jacob I. Lowe (sic), aged 77 years.

SMITH-In Manlius, on the 11st inst., Miss Ella M. Smith, aged 18 years.

August 22, 1867:

Marriage:

BAKER-PUTNAM. In this village, on the 21st inst., by Rev. Mr. Bebee, Mr. Almond Baker, of Cazenovia, to Miss Mary Putnam, of Fayetteville.

Deaths:

GILLETT-In this village, 15th inst., Mrs. Harriet C., wife of Mr. Nathaniel M. Gillett, aged 41 years.

COLE-In Kirkville, 18th instant, Miss Ophella (?) C., daughter of Charles and Catherine Cole, aged 11 years 1 month 5 days.

FLOYD-In Jamesville, on the 21st inst., Mr. Thomas Floyd, aged 32 years 10 months.

HURD-In Titusville, Penn., 24 inst., Charles, infant son of Burritt N. and Louise H. Hurd, aged 9 mos., 25 days. The remains were taken to Syracuse for interment.

August 29, 1867:

Marriages:

SHAVER-CRAWFORD-At Chittenango, Mr. Chas. Shaver, of C., to Mrs. Crawford, of Canastota.

SHEPARD-PARTELLO-At Perryville, by Rev. W. F. Tooke, Wm. H. Shepard to Miss Amelia Partello, both of Cazenovia.

DEYO-SAGUE-At Clockville, on the 21st inst., Mr. Ferris F. Deyo, of Bridgeport, to Miss Emma F. Sague, of Clockville.

HICKOK-HALL-At Saratoga, Aug. 12th, Harrison T. Hickok, A. M., of Manlius, Principal of Manlius Academy, to Alice A., only daughter of Andrew Hall, of Saratoga Springs.

Deaths:

WOLLAVER-At Manlius Station, Aug. 23d, Mr. John Wollaver, aged 32 years.

BURR-At Manlius Centre, Aug. 23d, Mrs. Ruth Burr, aged 73 years.

Deaths reported by the correspondent [“Phoenix“ -- Alexander F. Platto, Esq.] from Manlius Station:

Mrs. Burr, mother of our townsman, Benjamin F. Burr, and Mrs. Seneca Eddy [during the previous week] and Mr. John Wollaver, who died on the morning of the 23d inst. The funeral of Mrs. Burr was largely attended in the forenoon of Sunday, and the last sad rites of burial of Mr. Wollaver were had in the afternoon of the same day, and the last deserves more than a passing notice.

Mr. Wollaver was an employee on the N. Y. Central Railroad, and has driven a locomotive since the year 1856, being a member of the Brotherhood of locomotive engineers. For the purpose of attending the funeral, a special team left Utica in the morning at ten o’clock, taking a large number of the Brotherhood. The train was drawn by locomotive No. 3, draped in deep mourning, and driven by Mr. Vincent Blackburn, foreman of the N. Y. Central machine shop. A number of the Brotherhood from Albany, Schenectady and Troy Divisions were among those who came from Utica, also many ladies, friends of the Utica members. Those from the east were accompanied by Mr. Peter Arthur, chief of that division. On arriving at our Station, those from the east waited for the western train, on the arrival of which, a large delegation from Rochester and Syracuse was received. Among them was Grand Chief Engineer Charles Wilson, of Rochester, and Amos Gould, Chief of the Rochester Division. A procession was formed and marched to the house of the deceased, and from thence to the church. The hearse and mourners were preceded by the Brotherhood, in the established order of the society, the Utica division, of which the deceased was a member, in the van, next the Grand Chief and assistants, followed by the other divisions in the order of their establishment. At the church, solemn and imposing services were had. The discourse by Rev. A. N. Damon, of the M. E. church, was most excellent both in matter and in manner, from the 7th verse of the 13th chapter of St. John’s Gospel, and was most attentively listened to by the men who, in their daily avocation, drive the fiery chariots with their precious human freight through Central New York. The closing ceremonies at the church were more than ordinarily impressive and feeling, and I saw many eyes unaccustomed to weeping filled with tears. The last farewell of the young widow of the deceased touched every heart in the congregation. “How can I give you up, my precious husband?” Then realizing that she could never again see the face of him who had been the choice of her youth, she exclaimed, “Not my will, O God! but thine, be done.” The aged father and mother, parting with their last child, their support in their declining years, an affectionate son suddenly taken from them, broke them down with a terrible grief that I never wish again to behold. The good old mother, not satisfied, must see the remains again ere they pass away to the “house appointed for all the living.” God help her to sustain this great affliction! We do not now know, but we shall hereafter know, why this dispensation of Providence. The procession again took its way for the quiet place of burial, and the ceremony of the organization of the Brotherhood, consisting of recital of appropriate passages of scripture from the manual of the society, remarks, singing and prayer. The day was cloudless and beautiful. Around the grave, the mourners and friends of deceased, beyond them the Brotherhood formed a circle, with emblems and the appropriate badge of mourning. The ceremony was performed by Mr. John D. Mosher, chief of the Utica division, assisted by Grand Chief Wilson, of Rochester. The departed brother and friend was then lowered to is long resting place, and the Brotherhood returned with the relatives and friends to the house now made lonely and desolate.

Thus has passed away a friend and neighbor in the meridian of his age, being almost 32 years. Mr. Wollaver was extensively known on the road, and his engine, No. 208, heavily draped in mourning emblems, brought the delegation from the west. The funeral of John Wollaver will long be remembered by the ninety engineers and thirty firemen of the N. Y. Central Railroad. I should not omit to mention that after the funeral the Brotherhood were hospitably entertained with refreshments from the table of Mr. Shoemaker and his kind lady, who are always alive to the wants and comforts of any who may need them. The thanks of each division were extended to Mr. S. and family by Chief Wilson, for their hospitality so timely tendered. [John Woolaver, as his name is spelled on his gravestone, died August 23, 1867, age 32-10-23 and is buried in Shoemaker Cemetery, Minoa. His stone is presently toppled.]

September 5, 1867:

Deaths:

TAYLOR-In this village, Sept. 2d., Mr. Alva T. Taylor, aged 50 years.

AINSLIE-In De Witt, on the 1st inst., Wm. Ainslie, aged 73 years, 7 months and 14 days.

YOUNG-In Syracuse, on the 1st inst., William C. Young, aged 42 years, 9 months, 22 days. [Mr. Young is known in this place as the architect and builder of the fine large brick church of the Presbyterian Society in this village, and also architect of the beautiful residence now in process of construction for Mr. N. M. Gillett, west of the village.]

Obituary. [The following obituary was originally prepared for the I. O. of G. T., of which order the deceased was an honored member.]

Died.--In this village, August 15th, Mrs. Harriet C., wife of Mr. Nathaniel M. Gillett, aged 41 years.

This is the brief announcement in our village paper of the departure of this sister in Christ, and friendship would add an affectionate but feeble tribute to her memory.

Mrs. Gillett was born the 26th of September, 1826, in the town of Pompey, and in common with a large family, she shared the cares of a christian mother; her father (a man of strict morality, but not a professed christian until within a few years of his death,) being called from home a greater portion of his time.

Naturally quiet and unobtrusive in manner, her character was a rare combination of christian virtues; gentle but firm, she was a dutiful child, a good sister, a devoted wife, and a true friend.

At the age of nineteen she became a professed follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, and united with the Presbyterian church in Manlius village, of which she remained a member until her removal to this place, and it was at this time the writer’s acquaintance with her began. Coming among us almost as a stranger she placed herself on the Lord’s side by soon presenting her letter of dismission and recommendation to the church of the same name in this place.

From the first she showed a strong interest in our various plans fro doing good, and was ever ready to respond to the calls of benevolence. She was a constant attendant at our missionary society, and was a useful and reliable member, and there her loss will be greatly felt, and sincerely mourned. Also being one of the charter members of this Lodge, her vacant seat speaks to our hearts in more forcible language than any I can use. Ever present, ever punctual, her unflagging interest in our cause should be ever remembered, and prompt us to renewed efforts in the restoration of fallen humanity.

In her home, alas ! now desolate, Mrs. Gillett’s fine traits of character shone most radiantly. For eighteen years of weeded happiness she was her husband’s faithful counsellor, making every effort conserve to the comfort and well being of the home circle.

Her widowed mother looking to her as a stay for her declining years, finds her earthly staff broken; and is it strange she exclaims in bitterness of spirit, “why was it not I instead of Harriet?”

She is suddenly missed from her loved home, from the house of God, from the missionary circle, from this room where we had all learned to love her; yes, lost on earth, but found-in heaven.

In the early part of her last sickness she felt as if it was possible she might not recover, but her friends thought it not unto death. But slowly and surely disease was carrying her down to the dark river, and when weeping friends had lost all hope of her recovery, she tried to comfort them, saying, “I may yet cry, she tried to comfort them, saying, “I may yet get well for the sake of my family, but I am willing to go if it is God’s will.” Gently at last she passed away, and “the name of the chamber was Peace.” for “the window opened toward the sunrising” : the Sun of Righteousness.

We realize how mysterious are the ways of Providence, when one so much needed, so willing hearted and one so well fitted for usefulness, is taken from among us.

The bereaved husband, motherless children, and other afflicted friends, have our heartfelt sympathies and may they be comforted by the assurance, “Blessed are the death that die in the Lord.” S. A. W.

September 19, 1867:

Deaths:

HOAG-In this village, Sept. 5, Mr. Orrin Hoag, aged 43 years.

CROUSE--In this Village, on the 15th inst., Minnie B.(?), youngest daughter of Robert and Ellen Beard Crouse, aged 5 months and 24 days.

CRAYNOR-In this Village, 16th inst., an infant son of George Craynor, aged about five months.

KENNEDY-On September 12th, near Jamesville, James Kennedy, in the 28th year of his age.

VAUGH-September 12th, at Manlius Station, Martha Adella, daughter of John W. and Martha J. Vaugh, aged 7 years, 3 months and 26 days.

September 26, 1867:

Marriage:

SIMS-WHITE-In Pompey, 10th inst., Mr. Frank Sims, of Centreville, to Miss Nelly M. White.

Death:

TAGGART-In this village, 19th inst., Mr. Wm. Taggart, aged about 42.

BEEBEE-In this village, 19th inst., Mrs. Desire Beebee, aged 80 years 3 months.

HADLEY-In Manlius, on Monday, 23d inst., Lavinia Riker, daughter of Theo. D. and Elizabeth A. Hadley, aged 3 months.

DAY-In Delphi, 1st inst., Charles E., son of John and Phebe Day.

DODGE-In Delta, Oneida county, 20th inst., Mr. David Dodge, of Jamesville

LEE-In Owatona, Minn., 18th inst., Mr. Oliver Lee, aged 45 (? possibly 43) years, late of Syracuse, and formerly of Manlius. His remains were brought to Manlius for interment.

October 3, 1867:

Murder of James S. Murphy.--By a private telegram received by Mr. J. M. Jewett, of Manlius, dated Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 26th, it was stated that his brother-in-law, Mr. James S. Murphy, formerly of Manlius, a member of the Metropolitan Police force of Memphis, had been murdered on that morning. No particulars were learned further than the above. Mr. Murphy leaves a brother, Michael Murphy, and sister, who reside at Manlius, and other friends, besides a large circle of esteeming associates and acquaintances. He enlisted in the 2d N. Y. cavalry when it was organized, and proved himself a valiant and dauntless soldier. At the close of the war, he entered upon the staff of police in Memphis, since when he has rendered himself worthy of great reliance and confidence by those who were his superiors in that service. Mr. Jewett, we understand, has gone to Memphis to procure the body and look after his effects. Further particulars will be published of this sad affair.

Marriages:

In De Ruyter, Sept. 29th (?), Mr. Darius C. Williams of Fabius, to Miss Ellen Powers, of Pompey.

In Eaton, N. Y., Oct. 3d, at the residence of bride’s father, Mr. Hervey Edwards Eaton, of Fayetteville, to Miss Olivia C. Wood, only child of A. Wood, Esq.

Deaths:

In this village, Sept. 19th, Mr. William C. Taggart, aged 24 years 1 month 13 days.

In Pompey, Sept. 27, Mr. Reuben Murray, aged 92 years. Mr. M. resided in Pompey 64 years and was a soldier in the war of 1812.

October 10, 1867:

Marriage:

HODGE-KINLEY-In this village, 9th inst., by Rev. F. W. Tooke, Mr. Laton Hodge, to Miss Margaret Kinley, both of Cicero.

October 17, 1867:

Death:

In this town [Manlius], at Eagle Village, 3d inst., Mr. Asher Mills, aged 86 years.

From the correspondent of Manlius Station:

I notice the death of Mrs. Abiah Worden, widow of the late Jesse Worden, aged about 73 years, at the house of Dr. J. H. Graves. Mrs. Worden was one of the early settlers in the town of Manlius, and was greatly respected and endeared to a large circle of friends. She was a great sufferer for years, rendered helpless by pralysis.

Mr. Charles W. Mathews has been called to mourn the loss of an only child

October 24, 1867:

Marriages:

TYLER-TAYLOR-In Richford, Tioga County, N. Y. at Bowen’s Hotel, 16th inst., by Rev. O. S. Pall, Mr. Frank M. Tyler, of Speedsville, to Miss E. Marie Taylor, of Richford.

BROWN-GATES-In Pompey, 16th inst., by Rev. P. W. Hamilton, Mr. Wesley Brown, of Cuyler, N. Y., to Miss Ance A. Gates, of P.

Deaths:

CONKLIN-In this village, 24th inst., Mr. John W. Conklin, aged 39 years and 7 months.

HITCHCOCK-In Syracuse, 16th inst., Mrs. Sophia D., relict of Samuel Hitchcock, and daughter of the late Major Asa Danforth, aged about 75.

October 31, 1867:

Marriages:

LAWRENCE-BELDING-In this village, Oct. 24 by Rev. F. W. Tooke, Mr. Urbane Lawrence to Miss Mattie A. Belding, all of this town [Manlius].

VAN TASSELL-VAN TASSELL-In Syracuse, Oct. 24th, to Rev. C. P. Lyford, Mr. Abner Van Tassell to Mrs. Elvira Van Tassell, both of Manlius.

BARNES-TAYLOR-In Watervale, 28th instant, by Rev. Mr. Graley, of Manlius, Mr. Albert Barnes, of Tenderden, England, to Martha Adelaide Taylor.

Deaths:

PALMER-In this village, 28th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Gilford Palmer, aged 41 years.

VOORUS-In Eagle Village, 20th inst., Mrs. Voorus, wife of Mr. Andrew Voorus, aged 42 years.

BALSLEY-In North Manlius, 20th instant, Mr. ___ Balsley, aged 72 years [no first name given].

COE-In Kirkville, 26th inst., Mrs. Nancy M., wife of Mr. E. A. Coe, aged 38 years. [According to the Correspondent from North Manlius, E. A. Coe was a resident of Kirkville for 2 1/2 years, and had four children. His wife was “the only daughter of Mr. Ellenwood, of Oneida.”]

WARFIELD-In Cazenovia, 26th instant, Mrs. Ann Eliza, wife of Mr. Charles C. Warfield, of this village, aged 36 years and 4 months.

CONKL:IN-In Nassau, Rensselaer county, 25th inst., Mrs. Orpha S., daughter of Jesse Brockway, and wife of Mr. E. C. Conklin, of Jamesville.

From the Correspondent, North Manlius: Mrs. Carhart, of Collamer, a widow lady of nearly fourscore years, was also borne to her last resting place on Friday last. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Killham of Collamer.

November 7, 1867:

Marriage:

FELLOWS-BLANCHARD-In De Witt, Nov. 6, at the house of the bride’s father, by the Rev. F. W. Tooke, Mr. H. K. Fellows, of Onondaga Hill, to Miss Alzinas, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blanchard.

Deaths:

BRITTON-In this village Oct. 3d, Ida., infant daughter of Lyman and Mary Britton, 9 mos., 9 days.

CONKLIN-In De Witt, 1st inst., Mr. Allmon J. Conklin, aged 34 years 7 mos

JUDD-In Independence, Iowa, Harley Judd, Esq., formerly of Chittenango, aged 66 years.

November 14, 1867:

Marriage.

ADAMS-WOODRUFF-In Syracuse, 7th inst., Mr. Oscar M. Adams to Miss Nancy M Woodruff, both of Onondaga.

Deaths:

DARLING-In North Manlius, 9th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Benjamin Darling, aged 50 years.

SHAVER-In Manlius, 11th, Mr. Anthony Shaver.

BRONSON-In East Saginaw, Mich., 2d inst., Mr. Alexander Bronson, formerly of this village, aged 48 years and 7 months.

WILLIAMS-In Greensboro, Md., 8th inst., Mr. Hervey Edwards Williams, grandson of Hervey Edwards, Esq., of this village, in 21st year of his age. The remains were brought here for interment.

November 28, 1867:

Marriages:

CARR-NOBLE-At the parsonage, Manlius Station, on Thursday, Nov. 21 by Rev A. N. Damon, Mr. Warren W. Carr, of Pithole, Pa., to Miss Mary Noble, of Fayetteville.

WORDEN-HASKINS-At same time and place, by the same, Mr. White A. Worden, of Kirkville, to Miss Sarah Haskins, of Manlius.

TENBROOK-MACOMBER-In Morrisville, Mr. Wm. Macumber to Mrs. Betsey E. Tenbrook, both of Chittenango Depot.

Death:

KELLOGG-In Chittenango, 8th instant, Mr. Aaron Kellogg, in the 55th year of his age.

December 5, 1867:

Marriages:

HEART-CARTER-In Bridgeport, Nov. 24th, Mr. Henry Heart to Mrs. Mary Carter.

BRIGGS-WHITMAN-In Bridgeport, Nov. 26th, Mr. Byron Briggs to Miss Jennie Whitman.

From the Correspondent, Manlius Station: I learn that Mrs. Allen, an aged (and for a long time infirm) lady, much respected in her circle of acquaintance, died on Saturday last, east of Kirkville. The funeral services were held to-day at Fylder Settlement, where her remains were interred. Mrs. Allen was the mother of our townsman, Nathan D. Allen, residing near Hartsville [Mycenae].

December 12, 1867:

Marriage:

BYINGTON-KING-This morning, at the house of the bride’s father, Mr. M. P. Worden, by Rev. L. H. Reed of Syracuse, Dr. F. M. Byington to Mrs. Hattie W. King, all of Fayetteville.

December 19, 1867:

Marriage:

MORRISON-MARKS-In isle, Broome county, on the 11th inst. by Rev. Geo. Comfort, Mr. John Morrison of Whitney Point to Miss Harriet F. Marks.

Death:

FARRELL-In Weldon, N. C., on the 10th inst. of inflammation of the stomach, Mr. John Farrell, formerly of this village, aged 35 years.

December 26, 1867:

Marriages:

PRAME-COSETTE-In this Village, on Thursday morning, Dec. 26, at the Episcopal Church, by Rev. Mr. Bowman, Mr. D. Harry Prame, of the Herald of Health, New York, to Miss Clara Cosette, teacher of Modern Languages at the Fayetteville Academy.

POWERS-KARKER-On Sunday, 22nd inst., at the residence of the bride’s father near Manlius Station by A. F. Platto, Esq., Mr. Moses P. Powers to Miss Sylvia M. Karker. [Moses P. Powers was a stone cutter and letterer, according to the correspondent, Manlius Station.]

Deaths:

FAY-In this village Dec. 20, Phebe Taylor Fay, aged 77 years.

SMITH-In Manlius, Dec. 22, Hattie A. Smith, aged 12 years 6 months.