Oswego Co., NY
Please find obituaries of Bradshaws and
friends from Oswego Co these obits are transcribed from my gggrandmothers
Elizabeth Wright Bradshaw's scrapbook. Elizabeth was the niece
of Thomas and Deliah Ballou Wright of Granby and the wife of Wallace John
Bradshaw formerly of Fulton, Oswego NY resided in PEI Canada ....Wallace
was the son of Joseph and Margaret
Bradshaw- Died at his home in Middletown Prince Edward Island, January 29th, Wallace Bradshaw aged 73 years. He is survived by his widow,one daughter and three sons of the same town: also a sister, Mrs I.M. White of Fulton.
Mr Bradshaw was the son of Mr. and Mrs Joseph Bradshaw of Fulton, who resided in the house, direct-west of Foster Brother's knife works on West First street. The family consisted of the parents and five children and Mrs. White is now the only survivor of the family.
About 50 years ago Mr Bradshaw went to Canada, where he married and settled down as a farmer.He had repeatedly made short visits to the old home town, with which he kept in touch by receiving The Patriot every week for the half century at his Canadian residence. He was of a social nature and his visits were enjoyed by the writer as well as by the older people in Fulton who were his aquaintances in his boyhood days. He was a success at farming and rated among the progressive agriculturalists of his adopted land. He was taken ill shortly after his last visit to Fulton in 1916 and had been in poor health since.
clippings on page hand dated 1905/06
Bradshaw- Died at his home in this city Sunday evening, August 27th, Reuben Bradshaw, aged 82 years. Funeral services are being held this afternoon, from his residence at 3:30 and from Zion church at 4:00 o'clock; interment at Mt. Adnah.
The sad event as announced above has been expected for some time, yet it has cast a gloom over the entire community, for the deceased has made Fulton his home for the major portion of his life, has been identified with its numerous periods of advancement, was a man worthy of that title and , though he started as a poor boy, yet he accumulated a competency and left his surviving daughters a name of which the may justly be proud. For over 60 years he was identified with the business interests of Fulton. When the civil war broke out he enlisted and went to the front as a member of Company L of "Scott's 900." At the close of the war he returned to Fulton, where he has since resided.
The deceased was Canadian by birth and Kingston was his birthplace. At the age of nine years,by the death of his father, he was left alone. He came to Fulton when 17 years of age, where he worked for a short time and afterwards went to Onondaga county and worked in the salt blocks finally engaging on a lake a lake boat known as the "Farmers Delight." In the following fall he visited his old Canada friends, and was in the province at the time of the "patriot invasion" and war, and while there he witnessed the execution of his old employer. Chris Buckley, also Mr Woodruff of Syracuse, and Mr. Abbey of Watertown. In 1840 he returned to Fulton and carried mails on horseback from Oswego to Syracuse. Later he drove packet from Oswego to Syracuse,and in 1842 learned shoemaking. He worked in Fulton, Syracuse and New York, and afterwards became a partner with Mr. Nettleton, his former employer, in the shoe business. A later partner was Mr. White, and the business of this firm was continued until the war.
Mr Bradshaw held the positions of assessor
and excise commissioner in Fulton. In 1852 he married Ruth E. Shepard,
by whom he had three children - Helen, wife of J. B. Overton of New york
city. Cora C., wife of Geo. G. Chauncey of Fulton, and Hattie M., wife
of Fred Barlow of Fulton. Mr Bradshaw is survived by his three children.
Another small clipping
Obituary hand dated 1895
Henry Bradshaw, aged 46, died last Tuesday evening at his home in Lower Osewgo falls of heart disease. Mr Bradshaw had been an invalid for some time with the disease which caused his death. He leaves a wife and four children. The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. in the Congregation Church. Burial at Mount Adnah Cemetery.
Later clipping Card of Thanks
Fulton May 11- The death of Mrs Margaret
Bradshaw, widow of Joseph Bradshaw occurred yesterday at her home No. 100
West Second street. The cause of death was apoplexy. Mrs Bradshaw having
suffered a shock on Monday from which she could not rally. Mrs Bradshaw
was 81 years old and is survived by one son, Wallace Bradshaw of Prince
Edward Island; one daughter Mrs ida M. White of this city; one brother,
Horace Ballou of Saratoga Springs, and the following grandchildren; Mrs
Maud Green, Syracuse; Ellis, Jessie, Thomas and Hattie Bradshaw, Prince
Edward Island; Mrs Lizzie Laird and Mrs B.(B.?) P. Porter, Oswego; Fred
Bradshaw, Mrs Hattie Callahan, Mrs Jessie Caywood and Mrs John Neyhart,
Clipping hand dated 1902
aged 82 years died Wednesday morning at his home on the west side. Funeral
services were held at his late residence Friday afternoon.
Ida M. White
was formerly Miss ida M. Bradshaw daughter of Joseph and Margaret
Mrs Ida. M. White, a former resident of this city and Fulton, died at her home in Los Angeles Cal. Mrs White made her home with her daughter, Mrs James Caywood a former resident of Fulton. Survivng are two daughters, Mrs caywood and Mrs harriet Williams, and five grandchildren, Isabelle Caywood and Pauline Carvell of Los Angeles, John Porter of Auburn, Jane Fredericks and James Porter of Rochester. Funeral service and burial were conducted in Los Angeles.
Hand dated 1892
It is with profound sorrow that the Times
announces the death of one of the most valued members of its staff - Charles
Dunning Clark, which resulted from typhoid fever at 11 o'clock last evening
after an illness beginning on Sunday last. One week ago to-day he was performing
his usual work at this office, and if he then felt the symptoms he did
not speak of it and left his desk for home as usual. Mr Clark was born
in this city, January 8 1843?(could be 8)
For a time he was employed on the Syracuse Herald as a reporter. It will be ten years in April next since he took a position on the local staff of the TIMES a position which he has held continuously and to the entire satisfaction of the management and all connected with it. No words of kindness spoken will exceed the deserts of the deceased. He was genial to a degree seldom equaled and he may justly be classed among the happy and comparatively few who, if they have an enemy, have not deserved one. he was not querulous and never bickered. In his ten years' employment in this office he never offered or received an unkind word from any one connected with it. He was thoroughly respected by all, and held in that affectionate regard which brothers have for one another.
His work was highly satisfactory, and he performed it with remarkable readiness and dispatch. he was vigilant and tireless as a news-gatherer, and there is no work on a newspaper that he could not turn his hand to and do well. Cut down suddenly in the flower of his strength and usefulnedd, the TIMES mourns his departure with a sincerity and depth of feeling that words can but feebly and imperfectly express.
Mr Clarks social and domestic relations were of the happiest character. Necessarily from the nature of his employment he had wide aquaintance, and his friendships were as wide as his aquaintanceship. It would be difficult to name another more correct in his life and more faithful in his friendships. As a son and as a husband he was all that the highest the most exacting requirements might suggest- kind, thoughtful, loving and beloved. Taken in all, the deceased was one who will be sorely missed in all his earthly connections, and he will be affectionately, pleasantly and long remembered for the qualities which spoke so eloquently for him in his every day life and associations.
The immediate members of his family are his wife, his father Mr. George W. Clark of the town of Oswego, a sister, Mrs H. W. Hayward of this city, a brother, Mr William J. Clark of Syracuse, and his father-in-law, Mr H. G. Hayward also of Syracuse, who loved him as he might a dearest son. To each and all of these the public will extend profound sympathy for a loss at once so sudden and irreparable.
Mr Clark was a member of the masonic fraternity, and, we believe had been attached to that organization for over twenty years. He was a member of Frontier City Lodge No. 422 of this city, Lake Ontario Chapter No. 165 and lake Ontario Commandery, K. T. At different times he held offices in each of the above organizations.
The remains will be taken to Syracuse for interment by the 11:00 a.m. train. Funeral services will be held at the house at 9:30 a.m.
Newsclipping no date
We find her next in Oswego, teaching school, with sixteen scholars -a large school in those days.
She was married to Levi Carrier Jan. 20,
1825. Two children by this union died in infancy. Mr Carrier became proprietor
of the old "Fulton House", which stood where Chappell,Goodjon & Co.'s
store now is ( the Johnson Block)and so became the first landlady of the
town. It was at this house that the Masonic banquet was served by Mrs Carrier
at the time of the laying of the corner stone of the first lock on the
Oswego canal. July 4 1826, when Hon. David Brewster of Oswego, read the
address and Rev. Mr Irwin was chaplain (who is still living) of the occassion.
Mrs Mary Carrier married William Schenck about the 15th of December 1835 and moved into the house at Oswego Falls where she died having lived there fifty-six years and a few days. In this home were born to them eight children three of whom survive her.
Her christian life commenced very early,
for the home influence was in that direction and her father's home was
the home of all "itinerant Methodist" and other ministers. It was in the
summer of 1817, that we find one Mrs. Betune, a Presbyterian lady, in his
home interesting his daughters in Sunday school work and they formed the
first Sunday school in Fulton, with Mary Falley as one of scholars. It
was the next season that great reformations in this locality commenced
and she was one of four hundred converted, then only 12 years of age. The
subject of the minister Mr. Betune, was " What Hath God Wrought". She always
tried to live a consistent christian, with little outward appearance but
deep feeling and a forgiving spirit toward all erring humanity. Her heart
yearned for the conversion of all mankind. She always tried to present
herself and family at the means of Grace and many times when the cold blasts
of winter kept most people at home she was always apresent and particularly
was it noticed that on one occasion when the minister supposed no one would
be present he found Mrs Schenck and .. (and line not legible)
Mrs Mary E Hayward Clark 76 widow of Charles
Dunning Clark, died at her home 100 Oxford Street yesterday morning. Mr
Clark was for years connected with the Oswego Daily Times. Mrs Clark's
father was the late Halloway E. Hayward pioneer New York Central engineer.
on page with hand dated clipping 1905/06
Died at the home of her son , Walter Waffle , March 21st, Rosanna, wife of John Waffle, at the advanced age of 82 years. She came to this state when very young and had been a resident of this county for over 65 years most of the time at Fulton and vicinity. She was the mother of 14 children, only three of whom are now living, Walter and George of this place and Mrs Sarah Chamberlain of Montreal , Canada; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral was largely attended at the home of her son, Rev. George Ward officiating; burial at Mt. Adnah . The bearers were her grandsons , Walter and Elmer Waffle of Ingalls Crossing; Edgar and Walter Copeland and John Stowell of Rochester, and Max Alexander of Fulton. Mr and Mrs Waffle lived nearly 50 years of happily married life together and he has the sympathy of the entire community in his bereavement.
Nov 2002 Katherine Dunlop