Search billions of records on


Many thanks to Julie Robst, who has generously contributed these obituaries that she has collected for her family tree, most from the Pulaski Democrat newspaper . Julie is looking for family information on the following names - Ball, Calkins, Cates, Litts, Manwarren, Pond, Price, Robst, Tollerton,  Vanderbilt, Williams, Winch, Woodruff
Julie can be contacted at:

  To Continue to Part 4
January 1899 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York
Isaac Price Douglass

     Isaac Price Douglass died of pneumonia, Saturday morning, January 7, at the old
homestead on Port street. He is survived by a widow, Martha J. Douglass, one daughter,
Mrs. H. A. Moody and a little granddaughter of Brooklyn, New York, a brother Rufus G.
Douglass of Nebraska, and a sister, Josephine A. Smith of Buffalo, New York. He was
born June 29th, 1834, on the old homestead where he has lived all his life.

August 30, 1911 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Martha J. Moody Douglass

    Thursday afternoon, just before the evening shades settled over the fields on Salmon

River's beautiful south bank where she had lived for nearly half a century, peacefully and
without warning, other than the decline which had been going on the past few years, Mrs.
Martha J. Douglass fell into the long sleep of death and the spirit took its flight to the
other world.
     Martha Moody Douglass was born in Rodman, Jefferson County, June 11, 1840.
When ten years of age she came to this town to reside with her parents. At the age of
twenty-three she married Isaac Price Douglass and with him took up the stern life of
farming on the farm where she had spent all her life, now the summer home of her
daughter, Mrs. Harry A. Moody. Mr. Douglass died twelve years ago last January and
except the few winters Mrs. Douglass has spent in Brooklyn with her daughter, she has
lived amidst the scenes of her home on the banks of the Salmon River, three miles west of
the village.
     She has been in declining health the past few years but no need that could be
anticipated has not been looked after; everything that love, skill and material help could
devise has been used to lessen her suffering and restore her to health. Such an expression
of regard as has been shown by her daughter is worthy of the title, beautiful
     Funeral services were held at Douglaston, Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock, conducted
by Rev. H. A. Lawrence, pastor of the Pulaski Congregational church, who spoke of Mrs.
Douglass' kindness to friends and deep interest in the things of the future life and the
hope she experienced as she realized the close of her earthly pilgrimage was liable to
come any time. Misses Jessie Fitch and Emma Mattison sang two selections, "Lead
Kindly Light", and "Face to Face". Burial was made in Pulaski cemetery. Many from
Pulaski were in attendance and friends were present from far away, including Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Hall, Rochester; Mrs. William Hall, Clay; Harold Hall, Manchester, N. Y.; H.
S. Graves, and Mr. and Mrs. Vorce, Parish.
     Besides her daughter, Mrs. Harry A. Moody, Mrs. Douglass is survived by one sister,
Mrs. D. H. Thomas, of Syracuse.

December 1925 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Anna B. Douglass Moody

     On  December 1st, Mrs. Harry A. Moody had passed from this life.

     Anna B. Douglass, daughter of Isaac Price Douglass and Martha Moody Douglass,
was born on the farm of her father, the Douglass homestead, two miles south-west of
Pulaski, November 5, 1866. She attended the Chamberlain District school and later
attended Pulaski Academy. She fitted herself for teaching and taught in district schools about this locality for a time. On September 1, 1887 she was united in marriage with Mr. Harry Anson Moody. In their early married life Mr. and Mrs. Moody went to Rochester where Mr. Moodyworked at the F. W. Woolworth Company and continued with them until about five years ago. The last years of Mr. Moody's business life the Moody home was in Brooklyn. Nearly a quarter of a century ago Mr. and Mrs. Moody acquired the Douglass homestead, on Port Road, two miles south-west of Pulaski and there built a beautiful summer home, which became known as Douglaston Manor.
      She was a member of the Central Congregational church at Brooklyn, one which Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, D. D. is pastor.  While in Pulaski she was interested in Pulaski Congregational church. Mrs. Moody was a member of Ontario Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Pulaski.
         She is survived by her husband and daughter, Dorthy Douglass Moody, wife of
 Hugh Barclay, also several cousins.
        Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, D. D., pastor of the Central Congregational church, of
Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, conducted the service. Mrs. Moody had been a member of
his church for 25 years. 
      The bearers were, William J. Peach, Frank L. Burdick and Byron G. Seamans, 
Harold Hall, William P. Hall,  Clarion Winslow, Harry Albright,  Edward Lyons. The honorary bearers were Thomas F. Byrne, Clinton P. Case, John Hill, John Strogeman.
July 28, 1926 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York
Harry Anson Moody

          Mr. Moody was taken ill last fall while Mrs. Moody lay hopelessly ill in their home, Douglaston Manor, a little outside of Pulaski village.  Early in the winter he went to New York, taking a suite at The Biltmore. 
     Harry Anson Moody was born at Brownville, Jefferson county, September 10, 1858.
He was son of Anson Moody who was born at Stone Mills, just out of Watertown, in
1827. The parents moved to Pulaski when Harry was a young lad. His father enlisted in
the Federal Army, went to the front. In the battle of Fair Oaks, his division of the Army,
New York Heavy Artillery, under Captain Joe Spratt, had severe experience and Anson
Moody was wounded and he died in the hospital at Annapolis. He had one brother, Frank and a sister Belle. His mother was Olive B. McKee, a native of Jefferson county.
     At the age of 11 years, Harry entered the book store of Hanford & Wood, in
Watertown, and at the age of 13 he left the store and went to work on his grandfather's
farm, near Watertown. After a year on the farm, he entered A. Bushnell & Co.'s store, in
Watertown. He began as check boy and advanced to salesman. When he left the Bushnell store he went to Rochester and took a position as a salesman with Sibley, Lindsay & Kerr. It was while in that store the offer came to him to go with the F. W. Woolworth Co. 
   He was devoted to the Central Congregational church, of Brooklyn, and has been a close friend of the pastor of that church, Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman. He served as trustee of East Brooklyn Savings Bank, and in 1915, when the People's National Bank, of Pulaski, was instituted he was made it's President and has continued in that position to the present.
     Mr. Moody was Master Mason in Pulaski Lodge, No. 415, F. & A. M. He was a royal arch mason, a Knight Templar and a member of the Mystic Shrine. He was a member of Andrew S. Warner Camp, No. 105, Sons of Veterans, of Pulaski.
     When, in 1887, Mr. Moody and Anna Douglass Moody were married they started in
the most modest manner of home life. 
     The funeral services were held in New York City, Sunday evening, at 7 o'clock, before
the family and friends left, in special cars for Pulaski, arriving here Monday morning.
Services were also held at Douglaston Manor, Monday, at 3 o'clock. Both the services in
New York and in Pulaski were conducted by Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, D. D. of New
York, a close friend of Mr. Moody. Rev. Lowell H. Palmer, pastor of Pulaski
Congregational church assisted at the grave.
     The bearers were Wm. J. Peach, Frank L. Burdick, Norman E. Woods, James E.
Acker, Byron G. Seamans and A. Lincoln Pruyn.  Burial was made in the family plot on the elevation in the new cemetery selected by Mr. Moody and where he rests beside Mrs. Moody.
     Among friends from New York were, Misses Josephine Peck and Edna Lyon and
Attorney Frederick L. Cadman. Other friends from away included Mr. William P. Hall
and son; Harold Hall ; Mrs. J. N. Carlisle; Mrs. B. A. Basinger and Mrs. Glen Payzer, sister and neice of Mr. Moody, and Mr. Louis Moore.

February 6, 1924 Pulaski Democrat -
Copy From Bloomington, Neb., Advocate-Tribune

Rufus Grant Douglass

     Rufus G. Douglass was born July 15, 1841 at Pulaski, New York, and died January 16,
1924, at Bloomington, Nebraska, aged 82 years, 6 months and 1 day.
     On May 14, 1868, he was married to Miss Ellen Moody, at Pulaski, New York. To this
union two children were born, Volney G. and Rufus M.
     The family came to Nebraska in the year 1879, reaching Bloomington on the 14th day
of March and homesteaded northwest of town and from that time until the day of his
death Mr. Douglass has been a resident of this community.
     He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two sons, Mr. Volney Douglass, and Mr. Rufus Douglass,  three grandchildren and a number of relatives and friends.
     He was a brother of the late Isaac P. Douglass of this town.
     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Bloomington, conducted by J. H.
Hess. Interment in the Bloomington cemetery.

April 5, 1905 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

William Flemming

     Manwarren District -   William Fleming, one of the oldest and most respected
inhabitants of this neighborhood, died Monday, March 27. He was born here seventy two
years ago last August and has resided here all his life, with the exception of a few seasons
that he sailed during his younger days.
     He married Miss Electa Pitcher of Palermo, who died about fifteen months ago. He
had a shock the middle of September since which time he has gradually failed until the
end, being confined to the house only about ten days before his death. He leaves two
sons, Charles and Cheney, three grandchildren, one brother, Andrew, all of this place, and
a sister, Mrs. G. W. Manwarren, of Texas, to mourn the loss of a kind affectionate parent
and brother, besides several nephews and neices and a host of other friends by all of
whom he will be greatly missed.
     The funeral was held at his home on Thursday March 30. Friends from a distance
were: Mrs. Jane Delong and Dwight Hall, New Haven; Mr. and Mrs. Runah Keller,
Fulton; George Fleming and Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Davis, Page District; Mrs. E. J.
Williamson, Pulaski; Mrs. T. Scanlon, Williamstown; D. Cushing, Syracuse; A. J. Rose
and daughter Ethel, Texas. The officiating clergyman was Rev. F. A. Miller, New Haven.

April 18, 1934 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Elizabeth Woodruff Fleming

     Mrs. Elizabeth Woodruff Fleming, 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William
Reese, Tuesday night, April 17. She was the widow of Andrew Fleming.
     Mrs. Fleming was born June 29, 1852, in Daysville, a daughter of the late Andrew and
Lydia Woodruff, and has spent her entire life in Daysville. She was a member of the
Daysville Methodist church. She was married June 10, 1870. Mr. Fleming died three
years ago.
              Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Reese, are one son, Artie Fleming ;
two brothers, E. M. Woodruff and H. A. Woodruff ; one granddaughter,  Hazel ; one neice, Ella C. ; and four nephews, Fred Litts, John Litts, Stuart and Emerson Woodruff.
     The funeral was held from the home of her daughter Friday afternoon, with burial in
Daysville cemetery.

May 1888 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Electa Nelson Woodruff

   Died May 3, 1888, Electa, wife of Thompson Woodruff, age 70 years. Mrs. Woodruff
has been a great sufferer, and through all sincerely mourn her death, yet all are glad that
she is free from pain and has gone to her reward. Mrs. Woodruff was an old and
respected resident of the place and will be greatly missed. An aged husband and the
following children survive her: John H. Woodruff and Mrs. Altha Soule, Daysville; Rev.
Almon Woodruff of Vermont; Mrs. Hattie Wallace of Fulton and Wm. Woodruff of
Keene, NY all of whom were present at her death and burial. The funeral was held at the
church, Rev. Miller officiating.

January 1894 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Ozem Thompson Woodruff

     Last Sunday, at one o'clock, the funeral services over the remains of Thompson
Woodruff, the oldest inhabitant of this place, were held from the church. Mr. Woodruff
was eighty-nine years of age, and for sixty years had been a resident here. He came from
Connecticut and settled here on what is now known as the Seneca Moore farm.
Afterwards he sold that and bought the place he has owned ever since, near the Daysville
     He was married to Miss Electa Nelson, who died about five years ago. Mr. Woodruff
was noted during his earlier life as an indefatigegable worker, and early and late was at
work upon his farm and accumulated a comfortable property. For several years he has
been blind, but retained his other faculties. His memory for a man of his years was
remarkable, and he would often repeat whole chapters from the Bible. He was a
republican in politics and always evinced the liveliest interest in the national affairs.
     Mr. Woodruff leaves five surviving children, Rev. Almon Woodruff, of eastern New
York; William Woodruff, of Keene; Mrs. Hattie Wallace, of Fulton; Mrs. Althea Soule
and John Woodruff, of Daysville.
     For several years he has been cared for by his son John, and his wife, and they with the
other children, will receive the sympathy of the community.

August 31, 1921 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Amelia Gilchrist Woodruff

     Amelia Gilchrist, the subject of this sketch, was born in Jefferson county in 1859. In
1881 she was married to John H. Woodruff of Daysville. Seven children were born to
them, two of whom died, one in infancy and one, Fred, in young manhood.
     On Tuesday, August 16th, while at the home of a neighbor, where she had gone to
help in sickness, she was suddenly stricken by a shock. The family and physician were
quickly summoned, but in a few hours her place in the family circle was vacant. She
leaves a husband and four children, Earl, Wilford, Harriet and Estella to mourn for her
loss. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. William T. Woodruff of Pulaski and two
brothers, John and Robert of Jefferson county.
     The neighbors of Daysville and in Mexico, where the family lived for fifteen years,
have many beautiful tributes to pay to her as a kind neighbor and friend.
     She was buried from her late home August 18th, all the relatives in Oswego and
Jefferson counties being present. Many beautiful floral pieces attested the regard in which
she was held. Interment took place in Willis cemetery.

January 10, 1923 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

John H. Woodruff

     John H. Woodruff was born August 26, 1857. He was a son of Thomson and Electa
Woodruff of Daysville. He belonged to an old English family, his grandfather having
come from England in the early days of this country and settled in Connecticut. His
mother, Electra Nelson, was a native of Vermont, her father also having come from
Manchester, England and settled in the east. John's father came west and with two
brothers built a sawmill which was one of the first mills erected in this section of the
county, on Grindstone Creek. 
The old Woodruff homestead was about the first building erected after the sawmill began
to turn out lumber. Thomson helped to dig the Erie canal and it was over this route that he moved his family westward as far as Syracuse and thence by ox team to Daysville.
     John is survived by a widow by second marriage and four children, two sons, Earl and
Wilfred and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Edwards and Miss Estella Woodruff,  one sister, Mrs. Althea Soules and one brother, William T. Woodruff.
     The funeral was held from the family home at ten o'clock, Saturday and interment in
the Willis cemetery.

April 10, 1935 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

William Thompson Woodruff

     The funeral of William Thompson Woodruff, who died at his home on Port street at
2:15 Sunday afternoon, will be held from the family home at 2 o'clock this afternoon,
Rev. Henry Bridge, pastor of the Methodist church will officiate, and burial will be in
Willis cemetery.
     Mr. Woodruff was a native of Daysville, born there August 1, 1859, the youngest son
of Ozem T. and Electa Nelson Woodruff. His early life passed in that community. After
his marriage to Mary Gilchrist in Spragueville, St. Lawrence county, he spent several
years in that vicinity as an inspector in the iron mines until 1911 when the family removed to a farm near this village. In 1917 he entered the employ of the Charles Tollner's Sons Co., as a cabinet maker, retiring from that in 1931.
     Mr. Woodruff's father came to Daysville from Farmington, Connecticut in the early
days of the settlement of this vicinity. He owned and operated a saw mill on the stream
near the Daysville station where he produced much of the lumber with which the
community was built up. The subject of this sketch was justly proud of his English
ancestry and during his later years had interested himself in genealogical data.  He was a member of the Daysville Methodist church, and a charter member of the Spragueville Lodge Independent Order of Foresters.
     Surviving besides his widow are two sons, Harold J. and Robert W. Woodruff, and
one daughter, Miss E. Hazel Woodruff.

October 16, 1916 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Andrew Woodruff

   Andrew Woodruff, aged 85 years, died at his home in this place Saturday morning.
Though he had been in poor health for several years he was only confined to the bed a
few days. He is survived by his aged wife, daughter, Mrs. Andrew Fleming, sons,
Herbert, Leveret and Edward; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives and
friends. Funeral services were held Monday. Rev. F. O. Dexter officiating. The bearers
were John Woodruff, John Litts, Artie Fleming and William Reese. Burial in South
Richland cemetery.

January 27, 1926 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Mrs. Edward M. Woodruff

     The Providence, Rhode Island Journal of January 20, announces the death of Mrs.
Edward M. Woodruff of that city. Mrs. Woodruff was the wife of a native of Daysville. She was a prominent member in the work of the Haven M. E. Church.  She was a native of Providence and was in her 49th year. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons,
Stuart, and Milton.

June 30, 1920 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Katherine Gorman Fox

     Mrs. Wilbur Fox, 40, died following a short illness at her home east of this village.
She was born in the town of Redfield June 17, 1880 and had been a resident of this town
about eight years. Besides her husband she is survived by six small children.

June 1900 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

J. Elias Adams Manwaring

     Elias Manwaring was born in 1814, and died June 14, 1900. He was a son of Samuel
Manwaring and Eunice Adams, who came to this place when the country was a
wilderness. Their first neighbor were Walter Evarts and Joel Roberts. They then lived on
what was later known as the Ephriam Manwaring farm in the Ft. Leizer district, where the
subject of this sketch and his twin sister, Eliza, were born. Later they moved onto a farm
near the North church, built them a house, and for many years kept a tavern, as it was then
called. Elias was converted in a revival which broke out in haying time, under the labors
of Elder Bidwell in the Manwaring school house in 1840. He joined the Baptist society
and has lived a consistent Christian life.
     In 1841 he married to Amelia Jenne, and of their five children, three of them grew to
womanhood. He was twice married, his second wife being Mrs. Lucina Scott. She died
some years ago and in 1891, he came to live with his daughter, Mrs. Nelson Sherman. As
he grew feeble with old age the present did not interest him much as the past, but he could
always recall the things that occurred in his younger days and liked to tell of the early
settlers. He remembered when there were only three houses here besides their own. One
of these old land marks is yet standing, the Mrs. John Ripsom house, now owned by L. C.
     His father died at age 90, his brother, Van Rensalear at 82, his sister, Louisa Soule at
87, his brother William and sister Betsey Loomis in middle life. His twin sister, Eliza
Loomis at 84 and he at 85. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. H. A.
Woodruff, both of this place. The funeral was largely attended. Rev. Johnson, of New
Haven, officiating.

March 5, 1913 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Albert H. Mowry

     Albert H. Mowry, of Oswego, died suddenly at one o'clock Saturday morning at
Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where he has been for the past four weeks taking treatment.
The deceased has not been in the best of health for the past year and he has visited the
sanitarium several times for treatment.
     He had planned on returning to his home Monday, as he stated in a letter to his brother
that he was somewhat improved. He was taken with stroke late Friday afternoon and he
sank rapidly during the night until death came at an early hour Saturday morning.
     Mr. Mowry was born at Mowry's Corners' in the town of Richland, in 1861, but he has
been practically a life long resident of Oswego. He graduated from Pulaski Academy in
1880 and accepted a position in the store of T. M. Costello in Altmar, where he remained
several years, during which time he was married to Miss Josephine Rich. He then went to
Alexandria Bay, where he clerked in a store for a short time. In 1886 he accepted a
position as inspector in the service of the Oswego Water Works Company, where he
remained for two years.
     Mr. Mowry succeeded H. J. Churchill in the office of W. K. Niver & Company. In
1890 he was promoted to manager of the Oswego branch. Seven years ago he purchased
the agency from the Niver Company.
     The deceased was a member of several fraternal organizations, the Elks and Masons.
He was Exalted Ruler of the Elks for several years and was prominent in that
organization. He was a member of Oswego Lodge, No. 126, of the F. & M.
     Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers, Edrick, of Oswego and Oliver B.
Mowry of Mexico, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Evers, of Idaho. 

January 1901 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Addie M. Calkins Mowry

     The death of Mrs. E. E. Mowry of Oswego, a former resident of this place, has caused
a deep feeling of sadness throughout the community, and the heartfelt sympathy of all is
extended to the bereaved relatives. The funeral was held on Thursday last, at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Fred Litts, Rev. Christman delivering the funeral sermon. Interment was
made in South Richland cemetery.
     Mrs. Mowry had spent nearly her whole life among us and was loved and respected by
all. Her maiden name was Addie Calkins. Besides her husband, she leaves three sisters,
Mrs. Fred Litts of this place; Mrs. F. Minckler of Oswego; and Mrs. Benton Dick of
     Her age was about 45 years.

March 1940 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Ella Calkins Mowry

    Ella Calkins, wife of Oliver B. Mowry, died at home at Liberty street, this village, early
Monday morning.  She was born in the town of Richland in 1854, daughter of Albert and Lydia Price Calkins. She married Mr. Mowry on July 22, 1871. The deceased was a member of the Daysville Methodist church, the Daysville Grange, and the Oswego D. U. V. chapter.
     Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Dr. Earle A. Mowry, Charles Mowry, and Cortland Mowry, two daughters, Miss Bessie and Miss Ethel Mowry; one son-in-law, William Whitney, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

October 1940 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Oliver Burrill Mowry

     Oliver Burrill Mowry, 92, died at his home in Liberty street, Friday. He was born in Oswego November 8, 1847, son of Ephriam Mowry. When a child he moved to Holmesville where he spent his boyhood days. At 16 years he enlisted in Co. G. 184th NY Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged at Syracuse on July 4, 1865. When he returned home
he resumed his education and became a teacher in the district schools, where he taught for
25 years.
     He was president of the Civil War Veterans Association of Oswego County, was
Commander of the Melzar Richards Post, G. A. R., honorary member of the Stone Davis
Post, American Legion, an honorary member of the Elmira Tent 50, Daughters of Union
Veterans of the Civil War, a charter member of the Daysville Grange and a member of the
North Mexico Methodist church.
     On July 22, 1871 he married the late Ella A. Calkins, who died last February.
Surviving are three sons, Dr. Earle A. Mowry, Charles Mowry, and Dr. Court Mowry, two daughters, Miss Bessie and Miss Ethelyn Mowry, and nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

December 1890 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Sally Winch Brown 

    Died Dec. 13, 1890 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agustus Twitchell, Mrs. Sally
Brown, aged 96 years. Mrs. Brown's life reached so far back on history's page that her
memory must have held much that would interest us all. She was born in Whitestown,
Oneida county, Nov. 17, 1794 from which place her father, Benjamin Winch, moved to
Texas, Oswego county, about 1797; from there he moved to Pulaski in 1801. The Oswego
county history says of him: "To Benjamin Winch is inscribed the honor of being the first
white settler within the boundaries of the present thriving village of Pulaski. He erected
the first tavern on the site since occupied by the Palmer House. It was a log structure, but
many a pioneer was cheered by his fireside and venison." Speaking of her girlhood in the
then wilderness, Mrs. Brown said: "There was no bridge over the river, and my father
took travelers across in his boat. There was no road, only a foot path from Pulaski to the
lake. And I attended school at Rome, because there was none nearer."
     She was married in 1813 to Daniel Brown, and raised a family of nine children, of
whom five are still living: Mr. Edmund Brown and Mrs. Amorette Champney of this
town, Mr. Gustavus Brown of Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. Anna Eliza May of Pulaski and
Mrs. Pauline Twitchell, with whom she died. Mrs. Brown early espoused the cause of
Christ and must have been one of the first members of the M. E. Church in Pulaski, where
she retained her membership until removed to the church triumphant. She was smart and
active, retaining her faculties wonderfully for one of her age, and died suddenly, without
sickness or pain.

April 1892 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Edmund Brown

     After a short illness of about two weeks, Edmund Brown, one of the older and most
prominent farmers of this town, separated this life, on Saturday last, March 26, 1892,
aged 77 years.
     Mr. Brown was born in a log house locates near where A. Twitchell's house now
stands, on the lake road, and about two miles west of this village. He was the oldest child
of nine in his father's family. Of these, Gustavus Brown, of Traverse City, Mich.; Mrs. C.
D. May, Mrs. A. L. Twitchell, and Mrs. A. D. Champney, all of this town, survive him.
     Deceased was married in the year 1866 to Mrs. Candace Spaulding, a widow lady with
one son, Charles. Three children were the result of this happy union, Ansel W., Carrie C.,
and Edmund Jr., all of whom survive their father.
     During his early life, Mr. Brown and his brother, Ansel, now deceased, were
extensively engaged in the business of hauling seine along the shore of Lake Ontario. The
whitefish catch in those years was something enormous and the resulting profits were
correspondingly large. After a time whitefish practically disappeared from these shores,
and then the deceased turned his attention to farming. He was a large land owner at the
time of his death. We presume that deceased did not know himself just how much land he
did own, but it is quite certain that he held the deeds to fully, if not quite 1,500 acres. Mr.
Brown was quite well preserved for a man of his years. He was very pleasant in his
intercourse with his fellows, and upright and reliable in all his ways. He was one of those
men who will be missed not only in the circle in which he moved, but by our townspeople
generally. The funeral was held at his late residence, a very pretty home located less than
a mile from where he was born, on Tuesday, March 29 th, Rev. A. Bramley officiating.

February 25, 1914 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Candace Waful Brown

     Last Friday morning in the home of her only daughter, Mrs. John N. Carlisle of
Watertown, Mrs. Candace Brown fell into that long peaceful slumber from which "none
wake to weep." She had been in failing health for several weeks and the end was not
altogether a shock to her family. Mrs. Carlisle and her brother, Ansel W. Brown, of this
village, were at the bedside of their mother when she passed away.
     Mrs. Brown's maiden name was Waful, daughter of the late William Waful of
DePaulville, Jefferson county, where she was born April 25, 1831. Most of her life was
spent on the Brown homestead west of this village where her husband, Edmund Brown,
died twenty-one years ago. She is survived by the daughter with whom she has spent her
winters of late, and three sons, Charles, Edmund and Ansel of this village. Mrs. Brown
had spent summers at the home of her son, Edmund.
     Prayers were said at the Carlisle home in Watertown by Rev. S. A. Hoyt, Sunday
afternoon at three o'clock. The body was brought to Pulaski Monday and funeral services
were held at the home of her son, Ansel W., Monday at three o'clock, Rev. H. A.
Lawrence officiating. The members of Pulaski Chapter O. E. S., attended the funeral as
Mrs. Brown was a member of that organization.

March 29, 1933 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Carrie C. Brown Carlisle

     Mrs. J. N. Carlisle of Watertown, a native of this community, died suddenly early
Monday morning at the French hospital in New York City. 
          Mrs. Carlisle was born on a farm on the Selkirk road, near Pulaski, March 21, 1871, a
daughter of the late Edmund and Candace Brown. She spent her early life in the village of
Pulaski and received her education at the Pulaski academy.
     She was 23 years of age when she and John N. Carlisle were married. The ceremony
took place in the home of Mrs. Carlisle's parents.  The late Rev. S. A. Hayt, D. D., pastor of the Stone street Presbyterian church of Watertown, performed the ceremony.
     Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle established their home in
Watertown. Mrs. Carlisle had since resided in Watertown. 
     Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle had one child, Mrs. Catherine C. Taylor, first wife of Frederic
H. Taylor. She died ten years ago and is buried in the Carlisle family plot in the
Brookside cemetery. Mrs. Carlisle will be laid to rest in the family plot alongside her
husband and daughter.
     Mrs. Carlisle was a member of Pulaski Chapter No. 159, O. E. S., the Jefferson
County Golf Club, LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, D. A. R., Northern Frontier chapter,
Daughters of 1812, and the Trinity Episcopal church. 
     She was a member of the executive committee of the women's auxiliary of the House
of Good Samaritan. 
     Mr. Carlisle, president of the Northern New York Utilities, Inc., and long time
prominent figure in Democratic politics in New York state, died at his home here July 21,
1931. He suffered a stroke suddenly in the Hotel Teneyck at Albany April 16, 1931.
     Mrs. Carlisle is survived by three brothers, Ansel W. Brown, and Edmund
and Charles S. Brown; one neice, Miss Eva G. Brown, a daughter of Charles S.
Brown; three grandchildren, Sallie Taylor, Catherine Carlisle Taylor and Frederic H.
Taylor Jr., the children of Frederick H. Taylor, her son-in-law.
     The funeral was held from the Watertown home yesterday afternoon at 2:30 with the
Rev. Walter C. Middleton, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, officiating. Interment took
place in Brookside cemetery, Watertown.

September 26, 1923 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Catherine Carlisle Taylor

     In Watertown, on Monday, it was announced that Catherine Carlisle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Carlisle had died, at the hospital, after the birth of a son. She was the wife of Frederick Taylor, son of Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor. Mrs. Taylor's mother was Miss Carrie Brown, sister of Messrs Ansel W., Edmund and Charles Brown. 
     She was nearly 29 years of age. She leaves three children. An infant, just born, did not
February 21, 1923 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Alice M. Monroe Brown

     Alice M. Monroe, wife of Ansel W. Brown, of this village, passed away yesterday afternoon, after a long illness.
     Mrs. Brown was born a few miles north of this village in the Sage district, March 9,
1869, she went with her parents to Baldwinsville, where on May 2, 1894, she was united
in marriage with Ansel W. Brown and came to the Brown farm north of Selkirk to reside
until about twelve years ago when they came to make their home in this village.
     Mrs. Brown was a member of the Congregational church; Pulaski Chapter, O. E. S., of
which she was a matron two years and Pulaski Civic Club.
          She leaves besides her husband and mother, one brother, Lewis A. Monroe. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. William MacLeod, pastor of the Congregational church will officiate.

 February 19, 1908 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Gustavus E. Brown

     The Travers City, (Mich.) Daily Eagle of Feb. 12, contains an account of the death of
Gustavus E. Brown, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Johnson, of
Travers City, on the above date, aged 81 years. He married Mary Ann Way in Oswego, in
1850, and went to Travers City where he engaged in work about the big mills. He was a
farmer the latter years of his life. He is survived by a wife and three children, two
daughters, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Carothers and a son, Clement S. Brown, and two
sisters, Mrs. Eliza May, of this village, and Mrs. Amorett Champney, of Lewis county.

January 25, 1911 Pulaski Democrat 
Pulaski, New York

Ann Eliza Brown May

     Ann Eliza Brown May died January 21, at the age of 83 years of paralysis after an
illness of about a week. She was one of a family of ten descendants of Daniel Brown and
Sally Winch and a granddaughter of Benjamin Winch, the first inhabitant of Pulaski. Of
this large family, one by one have passed away until there remains but one sister, Mrs.
Amorett Brown Champney, now residing with her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Lonas of Greig,
N. Y. There are 13 neices and nephews descendants of this branch of the Winch
descendants, leaving a substantial representative of Pulaski's first inhabitant. By
preference she remained in her own home to the last and was able to do for herself until
within a week of her death.

to the top

  continue to Part 4

Back to Obituaries

Back to Oswego County NYGenWeb

Copyright ©  2000 Julie Robst / Laura Perkins 
All Rights Reserved