Charles N. Downs
Source: The Utica Observer, dated October 28, 1918
Born in Williamstown
Charles N. DOWNS, Died of Influenza in This City.
Charles N. Downs of 433 Columbia St. died this morning at 10 o’clock after a brief illness of influenza. Mr. Downs was born Aug 18, 1888 at Williamstown, and came to Utica four months ago. He was employed at the Savage Arms Company as an inspector. He is survived by his father, Edward A. Downs of Utica; three brothers, Claude H. of Altmar, Jack of Utica and Edward of Ilion, and by two sisters, Enod of Utica and Iona Downs of Utica. The remains will be taken by Undertaker Keilbach to Altmar for interment
HENRY D. LANPHEAR
PIONEER RESIDENT OF WISCONSIN DIES AT THE AGE OF 79
HENRY D. LANPHEAR AS A YOUTH TOOK LUMBER RAFTS TO THE SOUTH
FUNERAL IS TUESDAY
Contributed by Carol from WI, of her gr. grandfather, who was from
Oswego but later moved to WI and died there. The notes in parenthesis
Captain James PAPPA
Captain James Pappa, one of the best known
marine men in this city, died at his home, 69 East Oneida St., about six
o'clock last night after an illness of several months. Captain Pappa was
born in Bath, Canada, in 1830, and at an early age moved to this city.
As a youth he traveled Extensively, visiting Nicaragua and Panama,
and later California.
Mrs. Frank R. VAN NORT
Mrs. Frank R. VAN NORT passed away at her home, 1620 Miller St., Tuesday morning, following an illness of six months’ duration. A complication of diseases caused death. Mrs. VAN NORT, whose maiden name was Rosemary KIRK, was born in Oswego, but came to this city with her parents when but a little child. She married Frank VAN NORT seven years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Rose & Gladys VAN NORT, and one brother, George KIRK, of Herkimer.
DEATHS/ Dumfries & Galloway Courier 1843
Lost, in November last, in Lake Ontario, JAMES WILKINSON, of the Schooner DETROIT of Oswego, aged 37 years-formerly of this place.
E. Lee COLLIER passed away November 3rd at his home in Oswego after a lingering illness. Mr. COLLIER was born in Edmonston, son of Edward and Henrietta PALMER COLLIER. When a very young boy he lived sometime in Sangerfield, but the greatest part of his boyhood days were passed in Hubbardsville. August 31, 1903 he married Adelaide PROUD, of Oswego. The couple lived but a short time in Oswego, later going to New Hartford to reside where Mr. COLLIER was foreman of the Maxwell Manufacturing Company for 10 years.
He was a member of the New Hartford Baptist Church, a member of the choir of that church and assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. He belonged to the order of Foreter, having joined in Oswego and was also a member of the New Hartford Fire Company. Two years ago Mr. COLLIER was obliged to give up his work on account of ill health.
Besides his wife, Mr. COLLIER leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Cecile and Rosamond; his father, Edward COLLIER, of Earlville, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna CLARK of Hubbardsville, and Mrs. Nettie VAN NORT, of Bridgewater.
The funeral was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. CLARK, in Hubbardsville Monday at 2:30 PM, Rev. T. Francis Smith of New Hartford Baptist Church officiating. The bearers were the three brothers-in-law of the deceased, Charles PERKINS of Syracuse, Will SMITH of Stittville and George CLARK of this place, and Joseph CORBETT of New Hartford. Burial was made in the family plot in the Hubbardsville Cemetery.
Death claimed for a victim yesterday another of Oswego¹s best known citizens in the person of John Lee. He was born in Oswego 66 years ago and always lived here. By trade he was a ship carpenter and for many years was a ship builder with the firms of Lee & Stever and Lee & Navagh.
For 28 years
he was United States Inspector of Hulls and at the time of his resignation
in 1885 was the oldest inspector in the service. he always did his duty
faithfully and conscientiously and was highly respected by marine men everywhere.
The only other office he ever held was that of Alderman in 1856.
He leaves a
Oswego Palladium, Thurs., May 15, 1913
Drowned Crossing Mexico Bay With His Tug Yesterday
Loss From The Boat Was Not Discovered Until the Latter Was Within a Short Distance of Cape Vincent - Believed to have Fallen overboard When Boat took a Lurch.
Captain William J. Scott, master and owner of the tug Tonawanda, and one of the best known marine men on the lake, was drowned yesterday while the tug was crossing Mexico Bay. Just where Captain Scott was lost is not known, as he was not missed from the boat for several hours after the accident happened. Life savers along the shore have been notified and the patrol will keep a look out for the body.
News of the accident reached here about five o¹clock, when Captain P.J. McGrath, who was piloting the Tonawanda to Alexandria Bay, where she was to go on the drydock, telephoned Collector of Customs John S. Parsons from Cape Vincent.
left here between eight and nine o¹clock yesterday morning. For some
time there had been trouble with the engine, which Captain Scott had located
in the stern bearing, and as the drydock at this port is not in commission,
it was necessary to take the boat to Alexandria Bay for repairs. When about
Captain McGrath, in his report to Collector Parsons, said that they experienced some engine trouble at that point, but when it had been straightened out they proceeded. Captain Scott was in the wheel-house with Captain McGrath, and shortly after the tug was crossing Mexico Bay he said that he was going aft to lie down in the cabin. That was the last seen of him. it is believed that a lurch of the boat sent him over the low rail, and that he was left to drown in the cold water of the bay, as the boat proceeded on her way, the pilot and crew unaware of the accident.
Along in the afternoon Captain McGrath sent word to one of the crew to call Captain Scott, that he was in the cabin. Steward Hugh John Radcliffe said he had not seen the Captain, and then a careful search of the boat was made without result. The Tonawanda was then headed into Cape Vincent and the news of the accident telephoned to this city. The crew of the Tonawanda consisted of Captain Scott, Fred Ward, engineer, Hugh John Radcliffe, steward, and a fireman. Captain McGrath was pilot.
It was cold and
raw in the lake and none of the crew were on deck, preferring to keep in
the warmth of the engine-room, galley or wheelhouse, therefore none saw
The first tug he owned was the Steve Lyons, after which he and a local syndicate bought the tug John Navagh, which Captain Scott commanded for a number of years. Selling the latter several years ago to the Duluth Dredging Company, Captain Scott purchased the tug Tonawanda, a larger boat, which he was commanding when he was drowned.
Few men on Lake Ontario were better known to marine men than Captain Scott. His long and constant service at this port had won him a large acquaintance, and as a rule he was popular. Warm hearted and impetuous he had faults and virtues, the latter outweighing the former. For a number of years past he had been the only tug at this port and he was on duty almost constantly during the season of navigation. Few men were as expert in handling a tug and his position will be hard to fill.
Captain Scott is survived by his mother, six daughters, a son, two brothers and two sisters. It was said today that the tug Tonawanda has proceeded to Alexandria Bay for repairs.
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