OBITUARIES 



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February 1903 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York
Ellen Beadle Litts

     Mrs. Stephen Litts, aged 68 years, after a brief and painful illness, died at her home on
Main St., Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. February 18, 1903. The funeral which was conducted
by Rev. B. E. Whipple was held from the house at 10:00 Saturday morning.
     Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by two sons, Daniel of Syracuse, and
Nathan of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Shepard of Syracuse, and Mrs. Frank
Fay of Altmar, and three grandchildren, to whom sympathy of all is extended.
     Mrs. Litts was one of Altmar's most estimable women and her untimely death has cast
a deep gloom over our entire community.

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May 24, 1911 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Stephen Litts

     Stephen Litts was born in Richland Dec. 23, 1836 and died in Altmar May 15, 1911.
His wife, Ellen Beadle Litts, died in 1903. Mr Litts had lived in Altmar for 45 years and
was well known and respected by the people. During his long illness he was lovingly
cared for by his children, of whom there are two sons, Daniel, of Syracuse and Nathaniel
of Rochester and two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Shepard, of Syracuse and Mrs. Frances Fay
of Altmar. He also had three grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted by Rev.
B. E. Whipple on Wednesday May 17. Two songs were sweetly sung by Miss Blanche
Jones and Mrs. D. A. Fradenburg. Beautiful flowers bespoke the love and sympathy of
friends and relatives. Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Shephard, Daniel Litts, T. H. Bennett, Mrs. George Kissel and Mrs. John Kelly, of
Syracuse, Mrs. J. E. Whipple of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Eva Litts of Pulaski, Mrs. Russel
of Port Ontario, Mr. Alfred Beadle of Oswego, and Mrs. C. Curtis of Chaumont.

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January 11, 1928 Pulaski Democrat 
Pulaski, New York

Daniel Litts

     News has been received of the death of Daniel Litts, whose early life was spent in Altmar. Mr. Litts formerly made his home with his sister in Syracuse. He had been ill for a number of years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Shepherd and Mrs. Francis Fay, and one brother, Nathaniel Litts. Sympathy is extended to all the family who were old residence of this town.

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November 7, 1886 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Fred Pond

     Bro. Fred Pond was born in Mexico, Oswego County, New York April 27, 1854 and
died at his residence in the same town November 7, 1886. Brother Pond had a pleasant
home and surroundings, but was led to believe the State of Texas was the place where he
could invest his spare means and realize greater income than this state, which would
enable him to do more for his family, and the cause of God; so in September 1885, he left
his home and family and went there and invested his means in cattle, but his fond hopes
were not realized. By changes of climate and exposure he contracted disease which
developed into consumption, and in one short year he came home to die, and on
November 1886, surrounded by his family and friends he passed away to his reward,
where we believe his fondest hopes were more than realized.
     Bro. Pond was converted when 13 years of age and joined the M. E. church at North
Mexico, NY and soon was elected a member of the official board; he was also Sunday
School superintendent and class leader for a number of years and was always ready to
work to advance the cause of Christ. Bro. Pond chose Hattie A. Ball for his life
companion, and on April 29, 1875 they were married and in after years proved a wise
choice, for she has been a devoted wife and mother. They were blessed with four
beautiful children, three sons and one daughter.
     Bro. Pond was a great sufferer in his last sickness, but he found God's grace sufficient
for him in the trying hour. After bidding his family and friends good-by, he said to a
friend, "I hope Jesus will come for me before morning," and as he neared the river he
said, "They are coming, they are coming," and he was not, for God took him. He leaves a
wife, children and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. Our loss is his eternal gain.

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January 1894 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Mattie Wilcox Pond

     On New Years day, January 1, 1894, as the news of the death of Mrs. George Pond
spread from house to house, it saddened every home it entered. Mrs. Pond was a woman
not only loved by her own household, but by all the community. Always kind and
cheerful, with a pleasant word or smile for each one she met, she made friends
everywhere. She was formerly Miss Mattie E. Wilcox of Parish and was born in
Syracuse, August 18, 1849. The deceased married George Pond February 25, 1871.
     But, "There is no death; what seems so is but the entrance into a new life, immortal."
She leaves a husband and two children, Forrest Pond and Miss Lillie, of her immediate
family circle here, while in Parish there is an aged father and many other relatives. The
heartfelt sympathy of our people is extended to Mr. Pond and his sorrowing household in
their hour of affliction.

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December 1897 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

George W. Pond

     Pond - In this village, December 7, 1897, George Pond, aged 50 years.
Mr. George Pond was born in the town of Mexico where the early part of his life was
passed. He has resided in this town a good many years and has held the confidence and
esteem of the people in that he has been chosen overseer of the poor for two terms. Mr.
Pond was twice married and is survived by a wife, one son and one daughter. His funeral
was held on Friday, Rev. Mr. Hallof Dugway officiating. The Masonic and Odd Fellow
organizations, of which Mr. Pond was a member, attended in bodies and the Masonic
burial ceremony was read by W. M. and S. R. Trumbull.

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August 1894 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Grace Viola Pond

     Thursday morning, August 16, Jesus called home Grace, the eldest and dearly loved
daughter of Adelbert and Josie Pond. For 17 years and 4 months she had gladdened their
home, for Grace was one whom all loved.
     Consumption fastened itself upon her about a year and a half ago, but it had been only
two weeks since she took to her bed. She had known for a long time she could not live,
and was ready to go, trusting her Saviour so fully and urging her friends and schoolmates
to meet her in heaven. She passed away very quietly.
     The funeral was held Saturday at the house. The remains were placed in a white casket
and nearly covered with flowers. She leaves a father, mother, three brothers and one sister
to mourn for her loss.

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October 23, 1912 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Augusta Josephine Manwarren Pond

     Augusta Josephine Manwarren, wife of Adelbert D. Pond, suffered a paralytic stroke
September 25th and died Friday morning, October 18. She was born in this town July 8,
1850, and on November 11, 1874, was united in marriage to Adelbert D. Pond.
     Early in life she became a Christian and united with the Methodist church of Mexico
and always lived a very devoted Christian life. At the time of her death she was a member
of the Methodist church of Fernwood and was also a member of Pulaski W. R. C.
     Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Pond, four of whom are still living, Winfield
D. Pond, Mrs. Florence Halsey, Fred F. Pond and Ernest M. Pond. One daughter, Grace,
died seventeen years ago.
     The death of Mrs. Pond is felt keenly by a large circle of friends. The anticipation of
going into a new home on Lake avenue which Mr. Pond has been building this summer
was one of the joys of her life and this sudden change is a sad disappointment to her
family.

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January 17, 1923 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Adelbert D. Pond

     Adelbert D. Pond, a life long resident of this part of the county, died suddenly at the
local railroad station early Tuesday forenoon. He had gone to the station with the
intention of going to Mexico to visit relatives for the day, and while waiting for the train
was stricken. Aid was promptly rendered but he expired almost immediately after first
signs of collapse.
     Mr. Pond was born in North Mexico, May 27, 1851, where he lived until coming to
this village until about twelve years ago. He was married to Miss Josephine Manwarren
who died in 1912. Since her death Mr. Pond has made his home with his son, Winfield D.
Pond.
     Surviving the deceased are three sons, W. D. Pond, of this village; F. F. Pond, of
Canton and E. M. Pond, of Parish; a son-in-law, Roy Halsey; two brothers, Monroe Pond,
of Montague, Michigan and B. W. Pond of Mexico; also a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie
Pond, of Mexico.
     Mr. Pond was a member of the Methodist church of this village. The funeral will be
held from the home on Port street Thursday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Charles T. Holcombe
officiating. The body will be placed in the vault at the local cemetery until spring when it
will be removed to Willis cemetery where burial will be made in the family lot.

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February 25, 1920 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Florence Louise Pond Halsey

     One of the saddest deaths in our village was the death of Mrs. Roy D. Halsey, which
occurred Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Halsey had not been in good health for some months.
On the previous Friday a daughter was born and the mother gradually declined until death
came. Mrs. Halsey was born at Fernwood, thirty-six years ago. She was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Pond. She was united in marriage with Roy D. Halsey in 1898. She
leaves, besides her husband, four children, Kenneth, Allan, Eleanor and Doris Louise; her
father and three brothers, W. D. Pond, F. F. Pond and E. M. Pond. Funeral services were
held at the home of her father and brother, W. D. Pond, who live in this village, on Lake
street, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. T. Holcombe, pastor of the Methodist
church of which Mrs. Halsey was a member, officiating.
     The family has the deep sympathy of the entire community in this sad event.

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September 1906 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Mary Niles Manwarren

     The death of Mrs. Mary Niles Manwarren, which occurred on Sunday September 16,
1906, takes from us one of the oldest and most highly respected inhabitants of our place.
Mrs. Manwarren was 85 years of age and had been able to do house work for herself and
her brother, Henry Niles, with whom she lived until about six weeks ago. She was the
widow of Philo Manwarren who died in 1886. Their only daughter died many years
previous to that.

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September 29, 1897 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Caroline Manwarren Clapsaddle

     Last Friday relatives here attended the funeral services of Mrs. Caroline Clapsaddle
which were held at the home of her daughter Mrs. Thomas Farr, in Texas, NY. The
interment was made  in Daysville cemetery, beside her husband, whose death occurred
twenty-one years ago. Mrs Clapsaddle was the oldest daughter of Dr. James Manwarren
of North Mexico, one of the pioneers of this place. Two brothers, G. W. Manwarren of
Texas, NY and Bradley Manwarren of North Mexico and her sister Mrs. Henry  Tollerton
of this place survive her out of a family of seven. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nathan
Wilcox of Mexico and Mrs. Farr of Texas. Mrs. Clapsaddle was for years a member of
the Wesleyan Methodist church at Texas and her pastor, Rev. Curtis spoke feelingly of
her many virtues in the funeral address. Her age was 75 years.

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December 1892 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Norman B. Manwarren

    Norman B. Manwarren died at his home in Mexico, December 20, 1892, aged 68 years.
Deceased was born in the town of Richland, April 24, 1824. He was the son of James
Manwarren, M.D.
    At the age of 22 he married Miss Emily Sargent of Amboy. They lived on a farm in the
town of Mexico until 1877, when she died leaving a family of four children, three boys
and one girl, all of whom are still living. At the age of 57 he married Mrs. Mary Miller of
New Haven.
    About six years ago deceased had a stroke of paralysis from which he never entirely
recovered. Last spring he moved to this village, where he lived until his death. Within the
past year he had been a great sufferer, but bore his suffering patiently.
    Friday evening at about 5 o'clock, while the family was eating supper, the deceased put
his hand upon the back of his head and said that his head was going to kill him. He was
carried from the table to the lounge, he never realized anything to the last.
    The funeral services were held at the North Mexico church Friday Dec. 23, 1892, Rev.
C. Phelps officiating. The remains were interred in the Sand Hill cemetery.
    Norman's gone. Has gone forever, gone unto the better land. Though we miss, we sadly
miss him, but we hope to meet again.

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July 1894 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Polly Parker Manwarren

    Polly Parker, wife of Bradley Manwarren, was born in Jefferson county, August 27,
1827, and died at her home in the town of Richland, July 2, 1894, in the 67th year of her
age.
    In early life she had moved to Amboy, Oswego county, where she lived until her
marriage with Bradley Manwarren, January 22, 1848, when she moved to Richland,
Oswego county. She was the mother of four children, three of whom, one son and two
daughters, survive her. When she was 18 years of age she experienced religion and joined
the M. E. church of which she was a member at the time of her death.
    She suffered a stroke of paralysis May 26, 1893, and from that time till her death was
helpless and unable to speak distinctly, but knew everyone and trusted fully in her
Saviour, and ofttimes said she wished to go home.
    No one who knew her ever doubted the genuineness of her Christian experience or the
purity of her heart and life. Her husband and children all took knowledge of her that she
had been with Jesus.

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October 1898 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Daniel Bradley Manwarren

    Died, Oct. 16, 1898, Daniel Bradley Manwarren, one of the oldest and most highly
respected inhabitants of our place, ago 70 years. Deceased was born in this town and has
always resided here. He was a member of the M. E. church, and was much respected both
in the church and community.
    The funeral was held Oct. 18th at the home of his son, Menzo Manwarren, in Mexico,
where his death occurred. The burial was made on the family lot in the Daysville
cemetery beside his wife.
    Besides the son above mentioned, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. A. D. Pond, of this
place, one sister, Mrs. Henry Tollerton, also of this place, and one brother, Welcome
Manwarren, of Texas (NY), in whose hearts his memory will long be cherished.

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January 1904 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Menzo H. Manwarren

     At midnight Tuesday of last week, Mr. Menzo H. Manwarren of this village passed
away, after a long illness. His widow and a daughter and a son survive him. For quite a
number of years he carried on the business of a blacksmith and general repairer of
ironwork, was quite a skillful mechanic, and endeavored to do his work well. Being a
charter member of Arbeit Lodge, I. O. O. F., his funeral was conducted by that body. It
was held in the Presbyterian church, of which he was a member, on Friday afternoon,
Rev. A. N. Petersen, the pastor, officiating. He gave a brief talk, full of comfort to the
bereaved ones, and also spoke of the kind and helpful ministrations of the Lodge
members to their stricken brother - ministrations which could not fail to have a good
influence on themselves as well as on the family of Mr. Manwarren.
     The members of the Lodge then took charge of the services, both at the church and the
cemetery, the services being read by Will Sherman and Frank Rose.
     There were many beautiful flowers, mainly contributes by the members of the
fraternity and Christian Endeavor Society of the Presbyterian church. There was also a
beautiful wreath of galix leaves and roses from Mr. and Mrs. Ira N. Lee of Syracuse.

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November 1895 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Effie Manwarren Ball

   In Mexico, N. Y. Nov. 28, 1895, Mrs. W. O. Ball, age 34 years. The remains of Effie,
youngest daughter of Bradley Manwarren, and wife of Will O. Ball were interred in the
Willis cemetery, Nov. 30th. All her life she had been a resident of this vicinity, and all the
community now mourn her loss as schoolmate, relative or life long friend. Being of a
gentle, affectionate nature, she endeared herself to old and young alike, who will ever
hold her in fondest remembrance.
In early life she joined the M. E. church, and her religion was very dear to her. She was
an able and willing worker in the Sabbath school, and her place there will not be filled.
Six years ago she was united in marriage to Will O. Ball and the union has proved to be a
happy one. About a year ago, it was noticed that her health began to fail, but no serious
alarm was felt by her friends. In May last, a slight cough set in and since that time the
ravages of consumption has done it's work. The best medical aid obtainable was called in
consultation, but nothing could stay the disease.
She was most tenderly nursed by father and husband and by kind and loving friends, but
at Thanksgiving time when all other households were feasting and rejoicing, this home
was plunged in deepest grief, for Effie left them to go to her immortal home, "Eternal in
the Heavens." Her age was 34 years.

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December 2, 1914 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Margaret Fleming Manwarren

     Mrs. Margaret Manwarren, wife of G. W. Manwarren died at the family home
November 29 after a short illness, age 80 years. Besides her aged husband she leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Ella Ball who resides at home and Mrs. Charles Hubbard of Syracuse, to
mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.
April 1915  Mexico, New York
George Welcome Manwarren
      Again we are called to part with another friend and neighbor. This time G. W.
Manwarren, who passed away April 17, at the advanced age of 84 years. Mr. Manwarren
was ill but a few short days, being stricken with that dread disease pneumonia. All that
ready hands and willing hearts could do to alleviate his suffering, was done for him. But
owing to his advanced age and weak constitution he could not survive. His two daughters
were constantly with him, nothing was left undone. His funeral was largely attended from
his late home on Tuesday, April 20. Many beautiful floral pieces covered the casket. Rev.
George Bort spoke words of comfort to the sorrowing friends from the 90th Psalm, using
for his subject the 10th verse. Mr. Manwarren was a kind husband and loving father. A
good friend and neighbor in the community in which  he lived for over 30 years. He was
born in the town of Richland, Oct. 12, 1830, and was married to Margaret Fleming in
1851. More sad does the passing away of our friend seem, as his dear companion was laid
to rest only about four months previous to his own death. We shall miss him. He was an
honest and upright man in all his dealings and was kind to all. He leaves to mourn his
loss, two daughters, Mrs. Ella Ball of this place and Mrs. Addie Hubbard of Syracuse. 

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September 11, 1912 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Frank Manwarren

     Frank Manwarren who kept a general store at Mexico and during the summer ran the
Mexico Stage at Mexico Point, died suddenly the 3rd from a stroke which came upon him
as he was preparing to drive David Fitzgibbons and family, of Oswego,  from their
summer home at the point to the train station.
     Mr. Manwarren had been in excellent health although he had been ailing last winter.
He was sitting in his rig in front of the cottage when he called out that he was feeling ill.
Mr. Fitzgibbons and several others rushed to his assistance and found him unconscious.
Dr. Westmore of New Haven was called and Mr. Manwarren was removed to his home in
Texas where he died two hours later.
     For many years he drove the mail from the Mexico Station to the Mexico village and
had many friends throughout the county. His father, wife and son survive him.

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June 1899 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Joanna Ordelia Manwarren Tollerton

    Joanna Manwarren, wife of Henry Tollerton was born near Daysville, March 27, 1833,
and died at her home in the same place, June 16, 1899. She was the youngest child of Dr.
James Manwarren, and one brother, G. W. Manwarren of Texas, N. Y., out of a family of
seven survive her.
    Essentially a home woman, she was seldom far from her circle of friends and relatives
and in her own quiet, pleasant way made many lasting friendships. Peace-loving,
self-sacrificing, unselfish and thoughtful of others, those who knew her best loved her
most.
    Besides her husband, she leaves five children, three sons and two daughters to mourn
the loss of one of the best mothers.
    The funeral was held from the house, the burial service of the Episcopal church being
read by Rev. Anson of Pulaski. The interment was made in Daysville cemetery, where a
great many of her kindred are sleeping.
    "We can not say, and we will not say, that she is dead - she is just away. With a cheery
smile and a wave of the hand, she has wandered into an unknown land, and left us
dreaming how very fair it all must be since she lingers there. And you who the wildest
yearn for the old-time step and the glad return, think of her living on, as dear in the loye
of there as the love of here, think of her still as the same, I say, she is not dead - she is just
away!"

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November 1914 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Levi Henry Tollerton

    Levi Henry Tollerton was born in Boston, England, November 9, 1828. He came with
his parents to America in 1843 and settled with them at Marion, Ohio. He enlisted June 1,
1846, in the 3rd Ohio Regiment for the war with Mexico. Came to the town of Richland,
New York, in the year 1849. Was married to Joanna Manwarren, January 5, 1851.
    During their wedded life, which passed near what is now called Daysville, four
children were born to them, James, Charles, Howard and Stella (now Mrs. Frank Smart),
all of whom are still living. His wife proceeded him to the better land in June, 1899.
    He has been unusually active for one of his years until an illness last winter from which
he never fully recovered. He was able to take several short auto trips during the summer,
but failed for the last four weeks until the end which came on Sunday evening, November
15th at his home, surrounded by his children.
    The funeral was held at his late residence Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R. F. Thomas
speaking a few appropriate words from the text found in Ex. 33 ch. 14 v., "My presence
shall go with Thee and I will give Thee rest," this having been a favorite of the deceased.
Also singing, "When the Roll is Called up Yonder," by Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Waite and
Miss Ella Delong. After which interment was made at Daysville cemetery.
    Mr. Tollerton was a man highly respected by all who knew him best, of a social happy
disposition, even through great trials. He will be sadly missed by all, but especially by
those of the immediate home circle who have tended him with such loving care.

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April 10, 1912 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Alza Jane Farrer Tollerton 

     Alza Jane Farrer was born in the town of Hastings, March 4, 1855, married in the
same town to Charles Tollerton, June 4, 1876, and died of pneumonia at their home near
Daysville, April 1, 1912.
     Besides the bereaved and sorrowing husband, she leaves two children, George
Tollerton and Mrs. Morgan Howard, to mourn the loss of a devoted wife, and loving
mother. The funeral was held from the home on Thursday April 4th, Rev. Arthur Schloop
of Fernwood, speaking words of comfort to the sorrowing friends, taking his theme
"Immortality." 
     Many and beautiful were the floral tributes among them being a beautiful bouquet of
carnations from Daysville Grange. The interment was made in South Richland cemetery.
Although we shall never see her mortal form again we shall always cherish her memory.
The sympathy of all is extended to the sorrowing family.

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June 4, 1919 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Charles Theodore Tollerton

     The death of Charles Tollerton which occurred on May 31, 1919 at his home in
Mexico, removes one well known to the residents of the town of Richland, where he had
lived the greater part of his life. He was born near Daysville, sixty-five years ago, and
during the last thirty years of his life, he has owned and operated a farm near Fernwood.
This he sold a few months ago, removing with his son and family to their home in the
village of Mexico. Early in life he was married to Alza Farrar of Hastings, and she
preceded him to the better country about seven years. Mr. Tollerton was of a quiet, home
loving nature and those who knew him best, loved him most. He leaves two children,
George Tollerton and Mrs. Morgan Howard, who deeply feel the loss of father's love and
wise counsels. He is also survived by two brothers, J. H. Tollerton and Howard Tollerton,
both of Mexico and one sister, Mrs. Frank Smart of Daysville. The funeral will be held
from Mrs. Howard's home on Tuesday, burial beside his wife in the South Richland
cemetery. He was a member of Daysville Grange. A kind and loving father and brother, a
helpful neighbor and a good citizen has been called from his labors here, and has
answered the summons, "come up higher."

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May 30, 1923 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Frank Smart

     Frank Smart, of Daysville, aged 54, one of the best known farmers in the eastern
portion of Oswego county, dropped dead in South Salina street, Syracuse, at about 11:30
o'clock, Saturday morning.
     He motored to the city early that morning with a load of poultry, accompanied by his
son-in-law, George Cates, who also lives at Daysville. Mr. Smart was standing near his
car when he was suddenly stricken with heart trouble with which he had been afflicted for
several months.
     Frank Smart was born January 26, 1869, at New Centerville. About 30 years ago, he
located on a farm in Daysville, which he had since conducted. He was a member of
Arbiet Lodge No. 168, I. O. O. F., of Mexico, and a past master of Daysville Grange No.
225, Patrons of [line missing]
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Tollerton Smart, a daughter, Mrs. George Cates, a
granddaughter, Florence Cates, and a sister, Mrs. Esther Beehm of this village.
     Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. Hand, of Daysville
officiating.

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September 6, 1933 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

William Duncan Hardie

    William D. Hardie, the subject of this sketch, was born at Sydenham, Ontario, Canada,

August 29th, 1855, and died at his home near Selkirk Shores State Park, Pulaski, August
31st, 1933, having just completed his 78th year.
     At the age of nine years he came to this place with his parents, James and Mary Sharpe
Hardie, and has since lived in this vicinity. In October 1878 he was married to Miss
Addie Brown of Port Ontario, and nearly the whole of their married life was spent on the
farm, where she died in 1922. For twenty-eight years hesailed the Upper Lakes, first as second mate, then first mate, and when retired, he was Captain of the steamship "Puritan." 
     In 1923 he was married to Mrs. Stella Tollerton Smart, who survives him; a son, Roy W. Hardie; his granddaughter, Virginia A. Hardie; two sisters, Alwilda, and Elizabeth 
     The funeral was held from his home on September 3rd. Rev. Lowell Palmer of Pulaski
officiating and six of his nephews acting as bearers. The floral tributes here many and
beautiful and he was laid to rest in the Daysville cemetery near his home.

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June 1949 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Stella Joanna Tollerton Smart Hardie

     Pulaski - Mrs. Stella J. Hardie, 80, widow of William Hardie, died in Oswego hospital
Tuesday evening. 
     She was born in Langsburg, Michigan, August 4, 1868, daughter of Levi Henry and
Joanna Manwarren Tollerton. She came with her parents to Parish when two years old
and when she was 10 they moved to the Daysville District. 
She was twice married, first to Frank Smart and later to William Hardie. 
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Cates and one granddaughter. Funeral
services will be held from the Foster funeral home, Pulaski, at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Perry O. Wilcox, Elmira, long friend of the family, and burial will be in Daysville cemetery.

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November 1939 Palladium Times
Oswego, New York

Lena D. Cates Morris

 A Tribute To Mrs. Morris

Editor Palladium Times: Oswego, NY    Sir, I would appreciate your printing the
enclosed tribute to the memory of Lena Cates Morris, for many years a resident of
Oswego and Minetto.  Yours very truly, Raymond Morris

    In my humble capacity I take this opportunity of writing this memorial to Lena Cates
Morris, who passed this life on the 30th of October, 1939.
    Born and raised in the vicinity of Oswego many will remember her as Lena Cates of
Minetto, daughter of the late John Cates of Fulton. Some knew her as just plain Lena, but
to me alone she was always Lena Rose. Gifted beyond common with a genial personality,
a simplicity of manner combined with a sincere sympathetic nature she was beloved by all
who knew her, regardless of their station or rank in life.
    Her passing brought many letters of sympathy and condolence from all parts of this
great nation. From people in the humblest circumstances to those who grace the highest
circles of society, with always that familiar phrase "she was a wonderful woman."
    God has blessed some of us with that eternal love coming only from a beautiful heart
and soul of a good woman. A love that is eternal and one that, even death itself, can not
terminate. All credit for the few successes and commendable acts that have come out of
my life, I owe entirely to the gentle little lady who so honored me by bearing my name.
Even her intimate associates knew nothing of years of anguish and suffering, both in
mind and body, that she endured because no power on earth could ever wring one word of
complaint from those lips of Lena Rose.
    To all who remember her in youth I want to say that she fought a valiant battle against
overwhelming odds of a malignant malady. It was not learned until recently that she had
reached the sunset of life, but, brave little soldier that she was, not withstanding this she
fought on bravely to the very end.
    On the afternoon of October 30 last, with her face turned toward the western sun, she
passed into eternal sleep and lay at rest at last in the shadow of the western mountains she
loved so well. Farewell brave little comrade and may God grant you a glorious awakening
at the great reveille.
    As I pen finis to that chapter of my life, covering the past 20 years, I pause for a
fleeting moment for a last retrospect. As I turn to trod the rugged path of the long lane
alone, dark night descends upon me blotting all things from me.
                Raymond Morris
 

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