OBITUARIES 



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June 1892 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York
Augusts Twitchell

Died in this town June 1, 1892, in the house where he long resided, Augustus Twitchell,
aged 66 years. He was a native of Richland and had always lived here. He leaves two
daughters, Mrs. D. S. Barrett and Miss Nora Twitchell and a son A. B. Twitchell to
mourn his loss.

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May 17, 1905 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Pauline Brown Twitchell

     The remains of Mrs. Pauline Brown Twitchell, who passed away at the home of her
daughter Mrs. Barrett at Cleveland, Ohio Wednesday, were brought to this village Friday
morning and the funeral was held at the Methodist church, Rev. B. Deforest Snyder,
officiating. Selections were rendered by the choir. The floral tributes were numerous and
handsome.
     Deceased was about 65 years of age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary
Barrett and Mrs. Reeves, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Dewitt May of
Pulaski and Mrs. Amorette Champney of Lewis county. Interment was made at the
Pulaski cemetery beside her husband, the late Augustus Twitchell.

May 24, 1905 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Pauline Brown Twitchell

     Paulina Brown Twitchell was born in Pulaski, NY living in the old homestead where
she was born until 1892, when her husband, Augustus L. Twitchell, died and the old
place which for over three quarters of a century had been owned and occupied by Daniel
Brown and his descendents passed into other hands. Since then she has lived with her
only surviving children, Mrs. Edwin A. Reeves and Mrs. Darwin B. Barrett in Cleveland,
Ohio, and at the later's home died May 10, 1905. In Cleveland as well as in Pulaski, she
leaves many warm friends and will be remembered by those as a woman possessing
unusual qualities.
     When but a girl of seventeen years she joined the Pulaski Methodist church, retaining
her membership over half a century, and was the last of the charter members of that
church.
     Augustus L. Twitchell joined the same church the following year and in 1852 they
were united in marriage. Thus early commencing life's work together in perfect harmony
of thought and purpose, and thus they lived until the union was severed by the death of
the husband in 1892. Ever living by the golden rule, thinking only of the welfare and
happiness of each other and their children, the perfect Christian example, never once
failing, the happy love abiding home is a memory sweet valued and ever helpful to those
who knew and loved them best.
     Over a century ago Mrs. Twitchell's grandfather, Benjamin Winch, came to Pulaski as
a government employee, surveying the land in this vicinity, and her grandfather Brown
was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Her father Daniel Brown, died on the old
homestead. The lands he cleared with his own hands and where he, together with his
wife, Sally Winch Brown, lived and raised a family of nine children. Of this family there
are now living Mrs. Amorette Champney, of Greig, NY; Mrs. Ann Eliza May, of Pulaski;
and Mr. Gustavus Brown, of Traverse City, Mich., besides over thirty grandchildren.
     Mrs. Twitchell's only son, Augustus Brown Twitchell, died just six months before his
mother. The shock was to much and she slowly grew weaker until when attacked with
pneumonia she had but little strength to resist the disease, living but four days.

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April 8, 1925 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Wellington M. Tryon

     Wellington M. Tryon died Wednesday morning, April 1st at his home a mile north of this village.
     Mr. Tryon was born in this town November 2, 1855. He was engaged in farming most
of his life, living on a small farm north of this village. He had been a member of Pulaski Lodge F. & A. M. for many years and also held membership in Pulaski Chapter R. A. M. He was a member of Pulaski Masonic Club. 
     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Brown Tryon, one son, Harold W. Tryon, two daughters, Mrs. Howard Lloyd; and a grandson, Carl L. Tryon, who has always made his home with the  Tryon family.
     Funeral services were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Pulaski
Masons. Burial was made in Pulaski cemetery.

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August 24, 1932 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Harriet Daphne Brown Price

     Mrs. Henry J. Price died at her home at Woodlawn Farm, at 5 o'clock last Saturday
morning. 
     Harriet Brown was born at Port Ontario, June 16, 1869, a daughter of Walter and
Harriet Way Brown. In September 1900 she married Henry J. Price and they ran a farm at
Port Ontario for several years. About a year ago they came to Pulaski and took up their
residence at Woodlawn on Salina Street, where Mr. Price became manager of the farm.
     Mrs. Price was a member of Pulaski Grange, Pulaski Chapter, O. E. S. and Port
Ontario Home Bureau, and an attendant at Bethel M. E. church at Port Ontario.
     She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Louis Zufelt, a sister, Mrs. Nellie
Tryon, and a brother, Walter Brown.
     The funeral was held from the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. John Warren, pastor of
Pulaski M. E. church, officiating. The service was in charge of Pulaski Chapter, O. E. S.
Burial in Daysville cemetery.

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January 1885 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Ann Fellows Brown

   Died in this village, January 25, 1885, Mrs. Ann Fellows Brown, aged 86 years. Mrs.
Brown was a daughter of the late Isaac Fellows, and one of eleven children, all of whom
were born in Tolland County, Conn. She came to this town when twenty years of age.
Two sisters survive her, one of whom resides in Illinois, the other, Miss Fellows, a
resident of this town. Her husband, Sylvester Brown, has been dead fourteen years. Two
step-children, Mrs. Rhodes and a sister, Mrs. Hale, who lives west are all of the family
who are still living. Mrs. Brown was one of the original members of the Baptist church in
this village, which was organized over fifty years since, and she and her husband during
their active years were among its most devoted supporters. The funeral services were held
on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. D. D. Owen officiating.

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April 16, 1936 The Daily Progress
Charlottesville, Virginia
Arthur J. Weed, Inventor Dies

     Stricken ill at the conclusion of a speech late yesterday afternoon before the Physics
Journal Club at the University, Arthur J. Weed, 75 of Seventeenth Street, assistant
physics laboratory instructor and precision instrument maker for the scientific
laboratories, died. 
     Immediately following his lecture on "Some Experiments With Soft Cast Iron
Magnets", while the meeting of the Society was still in order, Mr. Weed collapsed in the
journal room of the Rouss Physical Laboratory and died before assistance could be
summoned.
     Mr. Weed was born in Ellisburg, NY June 5, 1860. In early life he was connected with
the firm of A. J. Weed & Co. instrument makers from 1910 to 1920, was instrument
maker for the U. S. Weather Bureau in Washington, D. C. He was the inventor of the
Weed Strong Motion Seismograph, and designed the seismograph at the Rouss Physical Laboratory at the University, in 1925. 
     At the time of his death he was the treasurer of the eastern section of the Seismological
Society, and member of the Virginia Academy of Science.
     Mr. Weed was an outstanding photographer. His duties in the Medical School
consisted mainly of photographing subjects for the slides in the histology laboratory, and
he will be greatly missed in that department, it was declared.
     Mr. Weed was the first person to record the earthquake which shook the city and
county on Thursday last week. The quake was thought to have been centered about the
University district.
     Besides his wife, Mrs. Emma B. Weed, he is survived by one son, Harold L. Weed. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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March 1926 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Charles E. Weed

     At eleven o'clock Wednesday evening, March 17, 1926, Charles E. Weed, aged 61,
died. Mr. Weed was the son of Newton Weed of this township and in early life married Miss Frankie Clark, who survives with five children, Glenn and Gleason Weed, Blanche, wife of Clarence Matthews,  Lora, wife of Ray Lindsey, and Laverna, wife of Thomas Frye,  also by three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Wheeler, Mrs. Thomas J. Burnham and Mrs. Isaac Phillips. 
     Mr. Weed was one of the leading farmers in the western part of the township, during
his active years.  The funeral will be held at the home at one o'clock Saturday afternoon, burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

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September 1945 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Frances Ann Clark Weed

     Mrs. Frances Ann Weed, 79, widow of Charles E. Weed, died Monday, September 3,
1945, at the home of her daughter, Lora.
     Born in the town of Ellisburg February 2, 1896, a daughter of Henry and Myra
Boomer Clark, Mrs. Weed lived in Ellisburg and Sandy Creek all her life.
     She was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist church and it's Philothea class and of
Sandy Creek Grange.
     Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Clarence and Mrs. Thomas; two sons, Glenn and Gleason Weed; two brothers, Leonard Clark, and D. H. Clark; one sister, Janet; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several neices and nephews.
     Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Weston & Woodard funeral
home, Sandy Creek, by Rev. David Owen, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be in
Woodlawn cemetery, Sandy Creek.

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Ocober 1921 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Cora Weed

    On Wednesday afternoon October 5 at half past five occurred the death of Miss Cora
Weed, 58 years old, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ida Wheeler, of Fairground street.
     Miss Weed was a native of Sandy Creek, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. W.
Weed, and had always resided here. She has been a long time sufferer of cancer.
     Surviving besides the sister, Mrs. Wheeler are two sisters, Mrs. Tom Burnham of this
place and Mrs. Isaac Phillips, Sackets Harbor and a brother, Bert Weed of Sandy Creek.
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Ida
Wheeler, Rev. S. A. Renicks officiating. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.

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November 1896 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Ira Weed
Ira Weed Drowned

     The following from last Thursday's Syracuse Currier will be read with much regret by
the friends and former neighbors of Mr. Weed and family who will be remembered as
former residents of this place.
     "The body of Ira T. Weed, a painter and paper hanger, who up to two weeks ago lived
with his family at 349 Westcott St., was found in the bottom of the Erie canal at the foot
of University Ave. a few minutes before 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. It was found by
William H. Reymour, an engineer employed at Pettit's wood yard at 1101 East Water St.
     Shortly before noon the water was drawn off from the mile level just east of Leighton's
lock, to allow some repair work on the flood gates. Reymour was returning to work from
dinner and was crossing University Ave., when he discovered the body partially
imbedded in the mud. He notified undertaker Frank Snyder, who had the body removed to
the morgue on West Fayette St.
     Weed was attired in a suit of black diagonal material, with new underclothing, a white
shirt, black four-in-hand necktie, and a pair of new shoes. A patent medicine book and a
small wooden handles screw driver were the only articles found in his pockets.
     The body was badly discolored, and had evidently been in the water a week. George
Clark, a painter living on South Salina St., called at the undertaking rooms last night and
identified the body as that of Weed. Weed's mind has been slightly deranged for some
time past, and previous to his leaving home a close watch was kept on him.
     Two weeks ago today he started out for a short walk about his neighborhood during
the early hours of the morning and failed to return. A week ago last Monday he was seen
by a friend walking about the city. Weed's family instituted a search for him, but without
success, and nothing was learned of his whereabouts until the body was found yesterday.
     He was 60 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children - two sons and a
daughter. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made. It is a probable case of
suicide."

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November 1911 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Sarah Wright Weed

    Sarah Wright Weed, the subject of this sketch, was born in Rodman, Jefferson county
June 19, 1830, and passed away at the home of her daughter near Pulaski, November 1,
1911, aged 81 years and four months. She was married to Levi S. Weed December 18,
1852. Four children were born of this union, two having preceded her to the better land.
She was converted in early life and joined the M. E. church at Sandy Creek and remained
a faithful member as long as she lived. She was a great worker in the church and failing
health prevented but she was always ready to do what she could in every good work. For
the past fifteen years she was a cripple from rheumatism and at times a great sufferer, but
she was patient to the last. Truly it can be said of her she hath done what she could and
her children can raise up and call her blessed.
     She was the youngest of eleven children born to Josiah and Sally Wright. She leaves to
mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. C. D. Samson, of Pulaski and one son, Valmore Weed,
of Lacona and one brother, Luther Wright, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and several neices and
nephews and a host of friends. Her funeral was largely attended at the Center M. E.
church Sunday November 5, Rev. H. C. Shares, officiating. She was laid to rest by the
side of her husband in Evergreen cemetery, Sandy Creek.

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August 1917 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Valmore Weed

    The sudden death of Valmore Weed at his home east of Lacona early Sunday morning
was a shock to his numerous friends. He had been in better health and spirits than usual
and had been haying the previous week, working in the hay field all day Saturday. That
night he retired at the usual hour, but at 4 o'clock Sunday morning Mrs. Weed heard her
husband breathing heavily and groaning as if suffering intensely. She ministered to him
and summoned a physician, but he passed away before medical aid reached his side. Mr.
Weed was the son of the late Levi S. Weed, and he is survived by his wife and one
daughter, Mrs. Clarence Simons of Mexico. A genial man, he had hosts of friends and
had led in an annual event known as the Val Weed picnic of farmers of this section held
at the Outlet on Ontario Bay. These gatherings had been generally attended and the one
for this year was to have been held next Wednesday, but it thought best to have it
cancelled in honor of his memory.
     The funeral services were held at the house at one o'clock, Tuesday, Rev. Spencer
Bacon Owens and Rev. L. Presley officiating. The burial was at Pulaski.

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December 18, 1929 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Katherine Tift Weed

     Mrs. Katherine Tift Weed, widow of the late Valmore Weed, died at 7 o'clock Sunday
 at Selkirk. She was born September 25, 1856.
     She was twice married. Her first husband was William Kiblin. She was a member of
the Methodist Episcopal church of Sandy Creek and was active in church works.
     Surviving is a sister, Mrs. A. E. Allport, two neices, Mrs. Clifford Sherman
and Mrs. Walter Sherman, and a nephew, John W. Allport.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. John Warren,
officiating, with burial at Sandy Creek.

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September 17, 1913 Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

William B. Weed

     The Warren, Pa. Mirror, of September 6 says: It is with much regret that The Mirror is
today called upon to chronicle the death of William B. Weed, who for many years has
been one of Warren county's widely known residents, having been a court stenographer of
the Warren county courts during the last 35 years and clerk of the borough of Warren for
12 years.
     For more than a year Mr. Weed's physical condition has been gradually declining, and
despite the fact that everything was done for him that loving hands and medical skill
could do, the final summons came today at 12:20 p.m., and he passed peacefully away at
his home on Fourth avenue.
     William B. Weed was born in Daysville, New York, March 14, 1853, and therefore he
was 60 years of age. His boyhood days were spent in the town where he was born. Early
in life he became filled with the desire to become an expert stenographer. He entered
Pulaski academy where he took up shorthand and business course and became very
efficient, graduating with honors. Thirty-five years ago he came to Warren and within a
few months was appointed court stenographer, a position with he very efficiently filled
until ill health prevented him from performing his duties. During the last 12 years he also
acted in the capacity of city clerk and proved himself to be a faithful and capable official.
     Many years ago Mr. Weed became affiliated with the B. P. O. E., joining the Warren
lodge of which he has since been a prominent member. He held the office of trustee in the
lodge for many years and as a recognition of his services the lodge some ten years ago
presented him with a life membership. He was the first member of Warren lodge to be so
honored. Mr. Weed was also a member of the K. O. T. M.
     In 1879 he married Jennie Axtell of this city, who preceded him in death several years.
He is survived by one daughter, Miss Evelyn, and three sisters: Mrs. Etta Rahn of
Cleveland, Ohio, and the Misses Alice and Flora Weed of Daysville, New York.
     The funeral will be held from his late home, 512 Fourth avenue, Monday afternoon at
four o'clock and will be in charge of the Warren Lodge of Elks. The Rev. W. H. Jones,
pastor of Trinity Memorial Episcopal church, will officiate and interment will be in
Oakland cemetery beside the grave of his wife.

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Pulaski Democrat  - December 1901
Pulaski, New York

Ann Marpole Stewart

     The funeral of Mrs. Ann Stewart, who passed away at her home two miles east of this
village, December 19, 1901, was largely attended from Christ church at Richland, the
22nd. Mrs. Stewart had been in poor health since last May, although able to be about the
house most of the time until within a few days of her death. She was a great sufferer, her
disease being hardening of the liver. Her children tenderly cared for her, and all that
loving hands could do to relieve her suffering was done. Last May she went to Chicago to
visit her sister, but her health being so poor she soon returned home and gradually failed
until the end came. She never made a public profession of religion, but believed in the
Lord Jesus and was ready and willing to go to that land where sickness and death can not
come.
     Mrs. Stewart's maiden name was Ann Marpole, born in Machynaleth, Wales, in 1832.
When about sixteen years  of age she came to America with her brother, Edward
Marpole, and lived with an Uncle in Rome for a time, then came to Richland, where she
married Draper Stewart in 1850, and there resided until her death.
     Nine children are left to mourn her loss, Mrs. Mary E. Wood, Draper H. Stewart, Ethel
Stewart, Mrs. Nellie Price, Mrs. Anne Stinson, all of Richland; Mrs. Sophia Voodre,
Dexter; Mrs. F. S. Richards, North Bay; Edward Stewart, New Haven; Lemuel Stewart,
Syracuse; and one sister in Chicago and one in Wales.

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August 1882 - Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Flora Calkins Salisbury

   Died at Daysville, New York of consumption on August 15, 1882, Flora Salisbury,

wife of E. D. Salisbury, age 20, daughter of John Calkins. She leaves her husband and
two small children to mourn for her loss.

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November 28, 1934 - Pulaski Democrat
Pulaski, New York

Ida Biddlecome Salisbury

     Mrs. Ida Biddlecome Salisbury, wife of Edward D. Salisbury,  was found dead in her bed at her home in Daysville early Friday morning, when Mrs. Ed Minnick, who had been caring for her, went into her room at 7 o'clock. 
     Mrs. Salisbury was born April 29, 1865 a daughter of the late Benjamin and Minerva
Biddlecome. She was a member of the Daysville Methodist church and Daysville Grange.
     She is survived be her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Leon Williams, and one stepson, Guy Salisbury. The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon with the Rev. George Butler, pastor of the Fernwood Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Daysville cemetery.

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Pulaski Democrat - June 1898
Pulaski, New York

Eli Hartson Salisbury

     SALISBURY - May 26, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bemis, near
Pierpont Mannor, Eli Hartson Salisbury, aged 82.
     He was born in Hamilton, Madison County, on the place where the university now
stands, and was the seventh in a family of ten children. His father removed with his
family to this county in 1823, locating in what is now known as South Richland. Mr.
Salisbury learned the tanners trade of Luke B. Smith, whose tannery was at the time on
Mill St. in this village, and later he was associated with his brother, Dewey C. Salisbury
and George T. Peckham in that business. For some time he conducted a livery on the site
now occupied by Anson Bittlecome and afterward purchased the tannery at Mannsville,
taking as a partner, Mr. William Baldwin of that place. He also owned the tannery at
Holmesville where he lived for several years.
     He married Miss Louisa Snyder, of Sandy Creek, a sister of Mrs. George Hubbs, of
this village, a very estimable lady who died several years ago. They had five children,
James, a well known hotel man who died at Pierpont Mannor about two years since;
Liewellyn, who lives in Michigan; Mrs. Oliver Combs, of Denver, Colorado; Edward
Salisbury, of Daysville and Mrs. Kittie Salisbury Bemis, of Pierpont Mannor. About
fifteen years ago he married a second time, taking for his wife Mrs. Hannah Salisbury
Craft, whom he survived several years. Wherever he was known Mr. Salisbury made
many friends who respected him for his integrity of character and his many pleasant
social qualities. He was the last of the family of ten children, his sister, Mrs. George L.
Bragdon dying in 1893 at the advanced age of eighty-nine.


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