....NECROLOGICAL LIST FROM 1869
Among my wanderings through the Syracuse Daily Journal newspaper in microfilm, I came across this, while looking for something else. I transcribed it, knowing its value for genealogy, pre-official NYS vital records (1881 for most of the state). I have the full text of the article, though the copy is very dark and difficult to read.
The Syracuse Daily Journal, Sept 7, 1869 p 3 col 2
The following named persons, who were to some extent identified with the early settlement of Onondaga county, have died during the past year. The List is imperfect, and is chiefly confined to Onondaga county, as the committee has no means of ascertaining the names of those who belonged to other counties. If this record is thought worthy of preservation, additions can be made to it:--
Judson Gage died----, aged 80 years. He was a resident of Onondaga county 62 years.
Dr. Mather Williams, died December 15, 1868, aged 70 years. He came to this city from Columbia county as early as 1825.
Lyman Gonkay, died January 25, 1869, aged 55 years. He was for many years a resident of Onondaga county.
Silas Johnson died March 13th, 1869, aged 81 years.
H. Davis Noxon March 13th, 1869, aged 81 years. He lived in Onondaga county 60 years. His death leaves but five members of the old Onondaga bar living, vis., James R. Lawrence, Judge Edwards, Rufus Cossit, Reuben S. Orvis, and Judge N. H. Earli (sic).
Dr. A.S. Shipman, died in Paris, France------, aged 67 years.
Mrs. John U. Brown, died July 10, 1869, aged 76 years. She was [a] resident of the county nearly all her life.
Myrick Hradley (sic), died -----, 1868, aged 80 years. He came to Onondaga county in 1806.
John A. Green, died Aug 9, 1869,
aged 78 years. He was born in England in 1791, resided in Onondaga county
several years and removed to Oneida county in 1830.
Jason S. Hoyt, died August 15,1869, aged 54 years. He was born in Connecticut, and removed to Onondaga county in 1835.
William Sharpe, died September 1, 1869, aged 78 years.
A CENTENARIAN INTRODUCED
At this stage of the meeting, Mr. Ichabod Smith, of the town of Lafayette, was introduced to the audience. He took his seat upon the platform and attracted much attention. He was one hundred years old last March.
At half past twelve a recess was taken til two o’clock.”
From the same page, different column:
LYMAN (sic)-BEDIANT On the 9th instant, at the house of Charles E. Albro, in Fulton, by the Rev. F.A. Spencer, of Syracuse, Charles S. Spencer (sic), Esq. to Miss Clara Bediant, both of Westmoreland, Oneida county.
NEWTON-- On Wednesday, September 8th Williard (sic) W. Newton, in the 36th (?) year of his age. Funeral services at the Onondaga House, this (Friday) afternoon at 4 o’clock. The remains will be interred in Oakwood. Troy N.Y. papers please copy.
WILBER-- September 9th, 1869 Lawrence G., infant son of of James & Lydia Wilber, aged one year. Funeral Saturday from residence of A.D. Barr No 243 East Washington St, corner of Walnut. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
ROWE-- At Sweden, Monroe county on the 9th, instant, Cornelia Frances, wife of Asa W. Rowe, aged 29 years. Funeral services at the residence of her father Enoch Mann, corner of Mulberry and Castle Sts, saturday at 3 o’ clock. Interment at Onondaga Hill.
BARKER-- In this city on the 9th instant, Cephas C. Barker, aged 29 years, 4 months and 9 days. Funeral services at his residence, 47 Madison street, Saturday afternoon 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
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