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Obituaries of Bradshaw Family & Friends
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
Ballou Bradshaw ...  Hope this is helpful.  Katherine Dunlop  at


Obituary Mention
hand dated 1918

Wallace Bradshaw died January 29th 1918

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
Obituary Mention

Reuben Bradshaw

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
Reuben Bradshaw died on Sunday evening at his apartments in the Beehive block. Mr Bradshaw was one of the oldest and best known residents of this city. He had been ill for some months, and his death was not unexpected. 

Obituary hand dated 1895

Henry Bradshaw

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.

another clipping
Mr. Henry Bradshaw of Oswego Falls who has been ill for some time died at his home on Sunday at the age of 46 years..

Later clipping Card of Thanks
For the many kindness so promptly rendeered and the heartfelt sympathy so feeling expressed during the sad days following our late terrible bereavement; I wish to thank Wm. Waugh and Bros. employees and the friends who furnished the singing and flowers otherwisw assisted.
Mrs Henry Bradshaw
Hand dated 1905

Mrs Margaret Bradshaw

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, Fulton
The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house in West Second street, the Rev. George R. Foster officiating. Burial will be made at Mt. Adnah.

another clipping
Obituary Mention
Bradshaw- Died at her home in this city on Wednesday of last week, Mrs Margaret Bradshaw, widow of the late Joseph Bradshaw and the mother of Wallace J. Bradshaw of Prince Edward Island and Mrs Ida M. White; also siter of Horace Ballou of Saratoga Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from her late home ; interment in Mt. Adnah.
Mrs Bradshaw suffered from an attack of paralysis on Monday afternoon, May 8th and did not rally passing away two days later at the advanced age of 81 years. She has been a resident of the west side for a number of years, and was respected by all who had the pleasure of her aquaintance.

Another clipping
The death of Margaret Bradshaw, widow of Joseph Bradshaw occurred this afternoon of paralysis. Mrs Bradshaw suffered from a shock on Monday and did not rally. She was 81 years of age and leaves one son Wallace of Prince Edward Island; one daughter, Mrs Ida M. White ; one brother , Horace Ballou of Saratoga Springs. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. G. R. Foster officiating.

Clipping hand dated 1902

Joseph Bradshaw

Joseph Bradshaw, aged 82 years died Wednesday morning at his home on the west side. Funeral services were held at his late residence Friday afternoon. 

No date

Ida M. White Bradshaw

Ida M. White was formerly Miss ida M. Bradshaw daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Ballou) Bradshaw.
Some indication that Ida may have been married previously to a F. Kingsbury..

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


Charles Dunning 

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)
and expired therefore, on his 49th birthday. He was a graduate of the Oswego High school and also of the Oswego Normal school. When he was about twenty his father, Mr. George W. Clark, removed to the town of Oswego, where the deceased also went to reside for a brief time. For a number of years he lived in Syracuse , and there in 1872, married Miss Mary Hayward. 

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.

Mary Falley Carrier Schenck

Newsclipping no date
Mary Falley, daughter of Daniel Falley was born on a small farm in Middlefield Mass., July 28 1805. Her father from there to Chester village where he was engaged in business. Mr Falley soon after moved with his wife and family of five children to Fulton, arriving here on the 12th day of June 1813, having been many days on the way. He bought a part interest in his brother-in-law's business (Samuel Holland) who had just died. They moved into a part of a house on the bank of the Oswego river, known then as Clute house situated nearly across the road from now " Mission Chapel." In this house she learned to spin flax and linen at the early age of twelve, and to weave linen, cotton and woolen, at fifteen being able to weave in a few months from 5 to 6 yards per day, which was considered a great accomplishment in those days.
They afterward moved into the house across the road on the ground where the " MIssion Chapel" now stands known then as the Hyde house. It was from this house that she was subsequently married.

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.
After a few years they moved into a house which stood near D.W. Gardner's present residence and from there to the house now occupied by Mr A.J.Thayer, which was built for Mr Carrier. There he died.

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)
present. He therefore preached as usual in the old brick church. In her declining years she was seldom able to attend religious services. The last sermon she heard was by Elder Danforth " In My Fathers House are many Mansions." She seemed particularly happy after it and the promise ..(unlegible) vouchsafed to her. Just before her death she left a token of her christian energy to the "Peck Memorial Home" in New Orleans;by work from her own hands.
Her last hours were full of hope and acknowledgement that she was ready for the great hereafter and seeing those beyond, she passed over ....(clipping not legible after this) Newspaper Clipping is hand dated 1926 

Mrs Mary E Hayward Clark
Mrs Clark, Formerly Of Oswego Stricken

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.
Mrs Clark was born at Fulton and after residing for years at Oswego moved to Syracuse. Funeral services to be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home.

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Rosanna Waffle

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.

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