Rensselaer County Obituaries
Surnames Beginning with "A"
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ADAMS, Ann Algec?. - ADAMS -- At Albany [Albany County, NY], May 12, 1893, Ann Algec?, relict of James ADAMS, aged 75 years. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 p. m. from the residence of her son-in-law, George E. PERKINS, 173 Clinton avenue. (published 13 May 1893 in The Troy Daily Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this websitee by Bonnie Kohler)

AGAN, Hattie Markham. - Hattie Markham Agan wife of B. Frank Agan and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Markham died suddenly after a long illness on Sunday morning July 19th at the home of her parents No. 3 River St., in this village [Hoosick Falls]. Mrs. Agan was born in Conway, Mass. Dec. 4th, 1864, and has resided in Hoosick Falls since 1874. She graduated from the village High School with the class of 1882 and on August 27th, 1894, she was married to B. F. Agan. Mrs. Agan has been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church since early childhood and was always a faithful worker in the Sunday School and various Ladies' Societies of the church. She will be missed and long remembered by many of her fellow workers. The members of the family who survive are her husband, parents and two brothers, Rev. George P. Markham of Binghamton, N.Y., and E. P. Markham, Jr. of this village. The funeral was held on Tuesday, July 21st, at 2:30, at the home of her parents, River St. Rev. J. M. Harris officiated, and the interment was in the family lot at Maple Grove Cemetery. ("obituary from an unknown paper, dated Friday, July 24, 1908"; submitted by Wendy Baker-Lake)

AKIN, Adelbert. - Adelbert Akin, a resident of Melrose the last 46 years, died yesterday morning [September 21, 1934] in the Leonard Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Akin was born in Raymertown 71 years ago and lived there until going to Melrose where he was a farmer. He was a member and a former trustee of the Melrose Methodist church and was interested in the various societies of the church. He is survived by his widow, the former Emma E. Yates; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Borden; one sister, Mrs James Sherman of Hoosick Falls; a brother, Charles Akin of Raymertown; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral willl be held privately from the residence in Melrose Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Daylight Savings time. The services will be conducted by Rev James H. Bagley, pastor of the Melrose Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. James C. Booth, retired Methodist Minister, of Melrose. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Schaghticoke. (name and date of newspaper not noted; submitted by Peter Stover)

AKIN, Adelbert. - Akin - At the Leonard Hospital, September 21, 1934. Adelbert Akin, husband of Emma E. Yates; father of Mrs. Ralph Borden; and brother of Mrs. James Sherman of Hoosick Falls and Charles Akin of Raymertown. Funeral from the residence at Melrose Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Daylight Saving Time. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke. (name and date of newspaper not noted; submitted by Peter Stover)

ALBRO, Addison. - ADDISON ALBRO - Addison ALBRO, 88, of Schaghticoke [Rensselaer County, NY], died suddenly Tuesday [18 June 1957] at his home. He had been under the care of a physician, but his death was unexpected. He was born in Broadalbin [Fulton County, NY] but had lived in the Schaghticoke area for many years. He was a member of the former Methodist Church of Schaghticoke, now the Schaghticoke Federated Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arvilla HURLEY of Schaghticoke; two sons, John ALBRO of Schaghticoke and Harry ALBRO of Hemstreet Park, N.Y; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke. (published Thursday, 20 June 1957 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Dottie Kakule)

ALBRO, Mrs. Anna. - Mrs. Anna Albro Succumbs at 87 - Mrs. Anna ALBRO, 87, a lifelong resident of Schaghticoke [Rensselaer County, NY] and the oldest member of the Schaghticoke Methodist Church, died at her home in Schaghticoke Saturday [18 June 1955] after a short illness. Mrs. Albro, with her husband Addison ALBRO, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary last November. Besides her husband, Mrs. Albro is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arvilla HURLEY of Schaghticoke; two sons, John ALBRO of Schaghticoke and Harry ALBRO of Hemstreet Park, N. Y; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arvilla Hurley, with Rev. Melvin D. Lavender, pastor of the Schaghticoke Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke. (published Monday, 20 June 1955 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Dottie Kakule)

ALLEN, Rev. Stanton P. - Well Known Pastor and Former Newspaper Man Dead. - Rev. Stanton P. Allen, who had been in ill health for over a year, died in this city yesterday afternoon. Mr. Allen had a heart big enough to find a place in it for everyone, and a sympathy which extended to every class. His varied experience, as a soldier during the rebellion and in the regular army subsequently; as a man of the world in all that it means; as a law student, newspaper reporter, editor and pastor, qualified him for a career of great usefulness. Among those who held him in highest regard are his former fellow-workers on the newspapers of Troy, who knowing him intimately appreciated his generous heart and kindly nature far more than words can tell. Mr. Allen was born February 20, 1849, at Petersburgh, Rensselaer county, and enlisted November 28, 1863, in Co. I, third battalion, first Massachusetts cavalry. He participated in the battles of Todd's Tavern, the Wilderness and various battles of Sheridan's raids in 1864; also in different engagements on Welden railroad, Hatcher's run, etc., in front of Petersburg, Va., and the final campaign in 1865, which ended with Lee's surrender at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. He was mustered out at Arlington Heights, Va., June 29, 1865. He re-enlisted in Co. H, 16th United States Infantry, July 16, 1866, and was afterwards transferred to Co. I, same regiment. He served in Georgia most of his enlistment, acting as sergeant-major of posts of Atlanta, Dahlonega and other places. He was discharged as sergeant upon consolidation of the second and sixteenth regiments May 19, 1869, upon his own application. He again enlisted September 17, 1872, and was assigned to Co. H, fifth United States cavalry and joined his company at Camp Lowell, Ariz. He took part in the campaigns (Gen. Crook's) against the Apache Indians in 1872-3-4, serving most of the time in the field. For a time he was o[f] general service as a clerk at Gen. Crook's headquarters. He was discharged at Santa Fe, N. M., June 6, 1875. Upon his return to Troy he went to work on the Morning Telegram, and later on The Troy Times, as a reporter. On April 18, 1882 he was assigned as a preacher to Lyo[n] Mountain by Bishop Foster of the Troy conference, and later occupied the pulpits at South Glens Falls, Willsboro, Bleecker and Pottsville. Mr. Allen was the author of "Down in Dixie" and "A Summer Revival." At the time of his death he was writing a book of the Indian wars of 1870 to 1875, which was to have been entitled "After the Apaches." Deceased is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. William H. Edwards. The funeral will take place from Trinity M. E. church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. (name and date of newspaper not noted; submitted by Joan Redmond)

ALLEN, Rev. Stanton P. - Death of Rev. Stanton P. Allen After a Long Illness - Served in the Civil War and in Crook's Campaign - A Successful Journalist and Minister. - The death of Rev. Stanton P. Allen occurred yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock in this city after a long illness. The deceased had many friends in Troy, who will learn with sorrow of his death. He had been a member of the Troy Methodist Conference for a number of years and was formerly actively engaged in newpaper work in this city, having done faithful service on the local staff of The Troy Times. He was warmhearted and kindly, and during his lifetime performed many deeds of helpfulness for others. Firm in his convictions and true in his friendships, he was one on whom to rely and in whom confidence might safely be placed. - In the Civil War. - Mr. Allen was born in Petersburgh in 1849, and when only fourteen years old enlisted in the Army, participating in several battles of the Civil War. He was one of the youngest boys who served in the Union Army. He was too young to be accepted so near home and ran away and crossed the line into Massachusetts, where he was accepted. During the war he served for a time as General Meade's orderly. At the close of the war he was the first man in the ranks to pass the White House in the grand review at the national capital. - Served With General Crook. - After the war he went South and was Deputy United States Marshal in Georgia for a long time, and subsequently enlisted in the Regular Army, serving with General Crook in campaigns against the Apaches in Arizona. After visiting California and other states he returned to Troy and secured a position as copyist in the office of the County Clerk, and some of the best transcribing ever done in that office was his work. - In Newspaper Life. - His first newpaper work was done on The Troy Whig, of which he became day editor, under the management of Alexander Kirkpatrick, and subsequently when Benjamin H. Hall took charge. When The Whig was later transferred to Messrs. B. F. Judson of Saratoga and H. D. Cunningham of New York he retained his connection with the paper, then The Telegram, and became managing editor when it was purchased by C. L. MacArthur & Son, who published it in connection with The Sunday Budget. Later Mr. Allen became connected with the staff of The Troy Daily Times and served faithfully in a reportorial capacity for ten years. He was one of the most industrious and thorough reporters ever connected with local journalism. Many of the most important local events of that time were reported by him with thoroughness and fidelity. He was a favorite with eveybody who knew him, and his geniality and ability as a speaker made him welcome everywhere. He was active in military circles for many years. - Entered the Ministry. - During his residence in this city Mr. Allen was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, and he displayed much enthusiasm and earnestness in religious work. He was very effective in the pulpit, and was a lay preacher for a long time before he finally entered the ministry, in 1892, as a member of the Troy Conference. His first charge was at Lyon Mountain and Standish, Clinton County. He left a comfortable home in Troy and with his wife took up his residence at Lyon Mountain, where he endured the rigors of winter and the hardships of life among the miners without a word of complaint, happy in the thought that he had entered on the work nearest his heart. Through his energy a phenomenal revival was held, and as a result the membership of the churches of which he was pastor was considerably increased. Standish is five miles from Lyon Mountain and he preached in both places every Sunday, making the trips between on the Chateaugay Railroad on a hand car of his own contrivance. His next charge was at South Glens Falls, Saratoga County. His arduous labors in church work told upon his health, and for some time he was compelled to desist from preaching. He subsequently resumed his pastoral work, and was able to continue only at intervals. His last charge was at Pottersville. He was finally compelled by ill health to give up his pastoral work, which he did two years ago. He had since resided at Williamstown and in this city. - His Publications. - Mr. Allen was a facile and earnest writer, and in addition to his reportorial work he contributed to The Troy Times two series of articles on military experiences, one on his life among the Apaches and the other dealing with the Civil War. His style was interesting, and his articles were widely read. They were subsequently published in book form, illustrated with drawings made by himself. One of the books was entitled "Down in Dixie," and he also published a book entitled "The History of a Revival," his own experiences in religious work. He had begun the publication of another work at the time he was admitted to the ministry. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife; a daughter, the wife of Rev. W. H. Edwards of Old Chatham; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Alexander Allen of Troy; a brother, Alexander S. Allen of this city; and four sisters: Mrs. F. O. Green of Troy, Mrs. Alson Hull of Berlin, Mrs. John B. Hull of Williamstown and Mrs. Eugene Fellner of Boston. - The Funeral. - The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Trinity Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. D. W. Gates, Presiding Elder of the Troy District, will conduct the funeral exercises, and remarks will be made by Rev. Dr. J. H. Brown, pastor of the church and formerly Mr. Allen's Presiding Elder in the Saratoga District; Rev. J. W. Bennett of West Sand Lake; and Rev. P. L. Dow of the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church, all three having been pastors of Mr. Allen. (name and date of newspaper not noted; submitted to this website by Joan Redmond)

ALLEN, Rev. Stanton P. - The funeral of Rev. Stanton P. Allen will take place from Trinity Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. D. M. Gates, persiding [sic] elder of Troy district, will conduct the services. He will be assisted by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Brown, Rev. P. L. Dow of this city and Rev. J. W. Bennett of West Sandlake. Appropriate music will be rendered by the church choir, assisted by Thomas Impett. The ministers will act as bearers. Rev. Mr. Allen was a member of Star lodge, F. and A.M., of Petersburgh. (name and date of newspaper not noted; submitted to this website by Joan Redmond)

ANTOLICK, Joseph F. - SCHAGHTICOKE - Joseph F. ANTOLICK, 92, former mayor and longtime resident of Schaghticoke (Rensselaer County, NY), died on Sunday, October 4, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center (in Rensselaer County, NY) following a long illness. He was born on February 11, 1917, in Schaghticoke to the late Frank ANTOLICK and Elizabeth BRIEGER and was the husband of the late Dorothy LABUSOHR, who died in 2004. He was a construction worker for the former Frank E. ANTOLICK & Sons Construction Co. of Schaghticoke. In addition to serving many years as the village mayor, Joe was also the oldest living member of the American Legion Post in Schaghticoke. Survivors include his daughter Beth and her husband Fred SCHRAM of Valley Falls; his daughter-in-law Lucinda ANTOLICK of Schaghticoke; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Joseph was predeceased by his son Edward ANTILOCK and by his siblings Charles ANTOLICK and Robert ANTOLICK. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a. m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, with the Rev. Fred Leach, rector, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Waldron American Legion Post 731, P. O. Box 53, Schaghticoke, NY 12154; or to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, NY 12118. (published 6 October 2009 in The Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; contributed to this website by a person who prefers to remain anonymous)

ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Mary E. - Mrs. Mary E. Armstrong, widow of William Armstrong, died yesterday afternoon [January 23, 1920] at the family residence, 51 Glen Avenue [in Troy], after a brief illness with heart trouble. Mrs. Armstrong was one of the oldest residents of the Thirteenth Ward and one of the oldest active members of Grace Methodist Church, she and her late husband having been closely identified with the church affairs for thirty-five years. She was president of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the church for many years. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Edward M. Sheldon of Lowville, N.Y.; Mr s. Ira M. Oliphant of Buffalo; and Mrs. Edward D. Wales of Troy; two sons, William J. and Charles W. Armstrong of Troy; six grandchildren, Elizabeth M., Martin A. and Harriet C. Sheldon of Lowville, Margery E. and Marion F. Wales and William J. Armstrong jr., of Troy; also three sisters, Mrs. Sheldon Carpenter, Mrs. Samuel Hanna and Mrs. Josephine Boyce. (published 24 January 1920 in the Troy Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

ARMSTRONG, William. - WILLIAM ARMSTRONG: Death of Retired Business Man - Had Acquired a Considerable Holding in Property in This City - Formerly in the Tea Business. - William Armstrong, for many years a prominent merchant of the city, died early yesterday morning [April 21, 1918] at his home, 51 Glen Avenue [in Troy]. He had been in poor health for a long time. Mr. Armstrong was born in Ireland and came to this country when he was a young man. He lived in the village of West Troy for a time after which he came to this city and resided here more than sixty years. For nearly fifty years Mr. Armstrong was engaged in the tea business first as a retailer and then in the wholesale business. He conducted a store on Congress Street for many years. Recently he had been living a retired life. Mr. Armstrong was thrifty and acquired considerable real estate, being one of the heaviest tax payers in the city. He was a Republican in politics and at one time represented the Second Ward in the Board of Aldermen. He was a member of the Republican Club and Director of the Boutwell Milling and Grain Company. He was one of the oldest members of Grace Methodist Church and for many years was one of the Official Board. He was president of the Board of Trustees at the time of his death. Mr. Armstrong and his wife, whose maiden name was Magill, observed the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding October 24 of last year. The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Edward M. Sheldon of Lowville, Mrs. Ira M. Oliphant of Buffalo and Mrs. Edward D. Wales of this city; two sons, William J. Armstrong and Charles W. Armstrong of this city; a brother Joseph Armstrong of Lapeer, Michigan; and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Corbett of Belleville, Ohio (sic - the submitter says she was of Belleville, Ontario) and Mrs. Belle Nixon of Montreal, Canada. The funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon. Rev. James A. Perry will officiate. (published 22 April 1918 in the Troy Times newspaper of Troy Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

AULICINO, Rose (Mrs. Norman HANSEN) - Rose Hansen, 85 - JOHNSONVILLE - Rose AULICINO HANSEN, 85, of Gifford Road in Johnsonville [hamlet in the town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY] died May 19, 2008, surrounded by her family following a lengthy illness. Born in Castleton, Vermont, she was a daughter of the late Francesco AULICINO and Christine PELLEGRINO. She grew up in the Saratoga, Cambridge and Shushan area. She graduated from Washington Academy in 1942. She and her husband of 46 years, the late Norman HANSEN, raised seven children and operated their own dairy farm. Prior to her marriage, she had been a peace worker during World War II. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Schaghticoke and previously of St. Monica's Church in Johnsonville. She is survived by her sons, Carl HANSEN of Salem and Paul HANSEN of Ballston Lake; her daughters, Theresa WEIDMAN of Waterford, Roseanne FERGUSON of Valley Falls, Marie HANSEN of Castleton, and Anita HANBY of Johnsonville; her daughter-in-law, Rose M. HANSEN of Johnsonville; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary RICE of Huntington, NY. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Peter N. HANSEN. The funeral was held from the Chase Funeral Home, 173 Main Street, Schaghticoke, with the Rev. George Fleming, Pastor, officiating. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Cambridge [Washington County], NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 100 Slingerlands Avenue, Albany, NY 12202. (published 27 May 2008 in The Express newspaper of Mechanicville, Saratoga County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

AVERY, Lucy C. (Mrs. Ward MCKEON, Sr.) - McKeon, Lucy C. - SYCAWAY - Lucy C. MCKEON, 96, of Sycaway, passed into eternal life at the Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY, January 9, 2009, with her loving family at her side. Lucy was born in Raymertown, town of Pittstown, NY, a daughter of the late Charles AVERY and Mercie Bornt EDDY, on August 29, 1912. She was educated in a one-room schoolhouse in Raymertown and at Lansingburgh High School in Troy, where she married Ward MCKEON, Sr., on February 3, 1929. The couple shared 56 years of marriage until his death in December 1985. Lucy was a loving and devoted wife, mother of three, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 21, and she recently welcomed her first great-great-grandson. She was employed as a clerk and manager's assistant at Denby's Inc. for over 20 years. Lucy was an avid gardener, a voracious reader and an accomplished knitter. Survivors include a daughter, Anita and Dan Fitzgerald Jr. of Clinton, NY; a son, Warren and Evelyn McKeon of Honolulu, HI; and a daughter-in-law, widow of Ward, Jr., Joanne McKeon, of Scotia, NY. Also surviving are two sisters, Harriet Dickinson of Wynantskill, NY, and Marian Eddy of Troy. Others surviving are nine grandchildren: Daniel and Siobhan Fitzgerald III of Branford, CT; Alicia and John O'Neill of State College, PA; Kevin and Pam Fitzgerald of Milford, CT; Theresa and John Grzybek of Williamson, NY; Matthew McKeon and Vince Zentner of Norfolk, VA; Monica and Laura Berrios-McKeon of Saratoga Springs, NY; Amanda and Eric DiLella of Holley, NY; Ann and Chad Iwasaki of Waianae, HI; and Patricia and Jerry Domingo of Waianae. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews, especially a favored niece, Jean Farrell, who spent many cheery companionable hours with Lucy. Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Ward, Sr.; a son, Ward, Jr.; grandsons Mark and Ward Isaburo McKeon; and four sisters, Sylvia Eddy, Florence Rosston, Dorothy Chase and Althea Eddy. The family sends a very special thank you to her dear friends and neighbors, Ned and Mary Rita Pascucci, for their many hours of loving and faithful care and would like to extend deep appreciation to the emergency rooms at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, and staff of the Albany Medical Center and Samaritan Hospital for their compassion and care. In keeping with the family's wishes, there will be no public visitation at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lucy's celebration of life and Mass of Christian Burial, which will commence on Saturday morning, February 21, 2009, at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 a. m. in the church reception area, with the Mass beginning at 11:00 a. m. Interment will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in Lucy's memory may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy, NY 12180, or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), P. O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Doran Funeral Home, 7 South Lake Avenue, Troy. (published 18 February 2009 in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

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