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From Marriages and Deaths Elmira Daily Advertiser, Elmira NY Abstracted by Isabell Ridall 1987
Date M Name Notice
1867 24 AUG D Mr. R. H. Lawrence LOCAL NEWS: Dead, Mr. R. H. Lawrence, who for some years past has been afflicted with disease frequently fatal, diabetes, expired about four o'clock yesterday morning, at the Konkle old family mansion on High Street. He was the son-in-law of Mrs. Aaron Konkle. He has resided in Elmira for some years past, and after removed here from Geneva. He first engaged in the insurance business and after the death of his father-in-law, assumed the management of his estate ... funeral will take place this afternoon ... attended by Masonic Fraternity, friends of the family ... no Konkle descendants.

D daughter of Thomas Sloan A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT: The funeral of a daughter of Thomas Sloan, fatally injured by Northern Central cars on Saturday … about twelve years old … only a short time ago, another daughter died from eating some poisonous plant while out berrying.

D Jackson Hodge A MAN KILLED: In the midst of the tempest of hail, thunder and lightening, the canal boat "Edward C. Miles", Capt. Geo. Sayles, about a mile and a half north of Horseheads, was coming towards this city. The steersman, Jackson Hodge, standing at the stern of the boat, holding the rudder handle ... was instantly struck dead ... left a wife and two children residing near Samuel Halls, above the canal basin.

M George Gaylord Earle At the residence of the bride's sister, Elmira, N.Y., Aug. 21st, by Rev. A. W. Cowles, D.D., George Gaylord Earle, of Indianapolis, Ind., to Miss Eugenie M. Harrington.

M Mr. James A. Wilkey On Sun. evening, Aug. 18th, by Rev. A. W. Cowles, D.D., Mr. James A. Wilkey, to Miss Eunice Mason.

D John Valerius At his residence in Southport, after a brief illness, John Valerius, aged 48 years and 5 months.

D Mrs. Eliza Fitch On the 18th Aug., Mrs. Eliza Fitch, wife of O. H. Fitch, aged 50 years, 3 months.

D Agnes Josephine Stobo Thursday, Aug. 15th, Agnes Josephine Stobo, aged 1 week and 1 day.

D Mrs. L. W. Bingham At Georgetown, D.C., Aug. 15th, 1867, Mrs. L. W. Bingham, aged 24 years.

D Richard H. Lawrence In this city, on Sun. morning, Aug. 18th, 1867, Richard H. Lawrence, aged 54 years.
1867 31 AUG D William Williams A MAN FOUND IN THE RIVER: Coronor's verdict - William Williams came to his death by falling through the Main Street Bridge, while in a state of intoxication.

D Miss Thuie M. Baldwin IN MEMORIUM: Died in the early morning of the 20th inst., Miss Thuie M. Baldwin, daughter of F. H. Baldwin, Esq., Waverly, in the 23d year of her age … graduated 1864 Elmira Female College … funeral attended by Rev. Dr. Cowles, President of the Elmira Female College ... services by the Rev. Dr. Knox of Athens.

M Mary Ann Conklin At Lynn, Conn., by Rev. Mr. Brainard, on Wed. the 28th inst., Mary Ann, daughter of Capt. Conklin, to Simeon S. Smith of Big Flats, N.Y.

M Mr. L. C. Brown By the Rev. D. Burroughs, at the home of the bride, at Big Flats, Tues. Aug. 27th, Mr. L. c. Brown of Elmira, to Miss Jennie Bennett.

M Mr. E. P. Clark In this city, on the evening of the 25th inst., at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. J. J. Keyes, Mr. E. P. Clark of Conesus, N.Y., to Miss A. L. Durbon of Elmira.

D Mrs. Huldah Osborne In Greenwood, N.Y., May 30th, 1867, Mrs. Huldah Osborne, wife of Sheldon Osborne, deceased, aged 79 years, 5 months, 20 days … sister Osborne was an amiable woman, kind and affectionate mother and an endeared friend …
1867 7 SEP M John N. Munson By the Rev. N. Whitney, at his residence in Chemung village, John N. Munson to Mrs. Sarah Tickner, all of Elmira.

D H. H. German At Burdett, Sat., Aug. 31st, H. H. German, aged 27 years.

D Chalmers Smith In this city, Sept. 1st, Chalmers, infant son of H. B. Smith.

D Romeo B. Vermilya In this city, Sept. 2, Romeo B. Vermilya, son of John N. Vermilya, aged 16 years.

D Frederic Ewing Smith In this city, Aug. 29th, Frederic Ewing Smith, son of E. B. and Percie E. Smith, aged 18 months and 15 days.

D Mrs. Catharine Walker Suddenly, in this city, on Sat. evening, Aug. 31st, Mrs. Catharine Walker, wife of Thomas Walker Jr., aged 25 years.

D Freddy Robjohn SAD BEREAVEMENT: The Robjohn family, formerly residents of this city, suffered a sad bereavement in the death of Freddy … Sat. morning, last … typhoid fever … Congregational Church.
1867 14 SEP D Mr. Richard Miles OBITUARY: Mr. Richard Miles … born and brought up in Fishkill, Durchese Co. … lived in Elmira seventeen eyars (date of death not noted), buried in Fishkill.

M Mr. E. T. Walker On Tues. Sept. 10th, at the Congregational Church in this city, by Rev. T. K. Beecher, Mr. E. T. Walker of Sing Sing, N.Y., to Miss Mary A. Holliday of Elmira.

M Mr. H. B. Berry At the same time and place, by Rev. C. C. Curtis, Mr. H. B. Berry and Miss Fannie Merwin, both of this city.

M John K. Ford In Centerville (Town of Corning, N.Y.) by Rev. T. K. Beecher, on Mon., May 9th inst., John K. Ford of Campbell, and Marilla A. Whitnack of Centerville.

M James B. Carpenter By the same, in this city, on Tues., 10th inst., James B. Carpenter of Philadelphia, Pa., to Mary A. Noyes, daughter of Cephus Noyes of this city.

M Mr. John Lauton At Horseheads, on the 7th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Loose, Mr. John Lauton of New Orleans, to Miss Carrie Goldsmith of Elmira.

D Gertie Robinson On Wed., the 11th inst., Gertie, infant child of W. H. and Gertrude Robinson, aged 10 months.

D Mr. Richard Mills On the 8th inst., Mr. Richard Mills, in the 67th year of his age.

D Mr. James Moss In Southport, on the 10th inst., Mr. James Moss, aged 77 years. Funeral from his late residence on Friday, at 2 o'clock P.M. … a native of Essex, England … a miller … resided here 30 years.

D Robert Rennie Stobe On the 8th, inst., Robert Rennie, son of Robert F. and Josephine B. Stobe.
1867 21 SEP D Mrs. E. N. Barbour SAD INTELLIGENCE: A telegram rec'd Mon. evening … death of Mrs. E. N. Barbour at the residence of her son, J. Amherst Wisner … Talbot Co., Maryland … she left this city on June 1st, to reside there … was step-mother to William H. Wisner and Mrs. John R. Jones of this city, her first husband having been Hon. W. H. Wisner, deceased ... later married E. N. Barbour, also deceased ... was a native of Cortland county ... was a sister of Mrs. Judge Harris of Albany.

D Mr. Henry Watson On Wed., Oct. 28, 1867 at Wellsburg, Mr. Henry Watson, aged 68 years.
1867 28 SEP M Mr. R. R. Soper At Hammondsport, N.Y., on the 17th inst., by Rev. D. Loveridge (Leveridge?) Mr. R. R. Soper of Elmira, to Miss Emma Wheeler, of Hammondsport.

M Mr. Wm. T. Van Camp In this city, Sept. 25th, by Rev. S. Van Benschoten, Mr. Wm. T. Van Camp and Miss Anna A. Everett, both of Millport, N.Y.

M Mr. William Howard In this city, at the residence of the bride's father, on the 25th inst., by Rev. C. Z. Case, Mr. William Howard, of Waverly, to Miss Sophia Stewart, of Elmira.

M Simon Bozzard At the Congregational Church, by Rev. Thos. K. Beecher, on Wed. morning, 25th inst., Simon Bozzard, to Miss Julia S. Smith.

M William H. Kershner At the Church Parlors, by the same, on Wed. evening the 25th inst., William H. Kershner and Leonora Love.

D Henry H. Moore In this city, Sept. 24th, Henry H. Moore, aged 65 years. Funeral at the late residence, 196 Lake St., this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

D Louisa Amelia Enck In this city, Wed. morning, Sept. 25th, at six o'clock, Louisa Amelia, infant daughter of Charles Henry and Fannie Enck, aged 9 months and 11 days.
1867 5 OCT M Francis G. Hall In Dansville, N.Y., on Wed., Oct. 2, by Rev. Mr. Jessup, Francis G. Hall of Elmira, to Miss Maria Angell, of Dansville.

M William H. Gorton In this city, at the residence of the bride's father, on the 2d of Oct., inst., by Rev. Chas. Z. Case, William H. Gorton, Esq., to Miss Mary E. davis, all of Elmira.

M Mr. John Mead Also, at the same time and place, by the same, Mr. John Mead of the City Police, to Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Elmira.

M Mr. Wm. Power Oct. 1st, by the Rev. Isaac Clark, Mr. Wm. Power, of Hudson, N.Y., to May E., daughter of R. E. Walter of this city.

M Mr. Layman W. Babcock At the Parsonage of the First M. E. Church, this city, Sept. 29th, by Rev. S. Vanbenschoten, Mr. Layman W. Babcock and Miss Clemma H. Rhods., both of Elmira.

D John Emory Lyon In this city, on Sun. the 29th inst., John Emory Lyon, aged 80 years, 10 months.

D Charles W. M. Carter In this city, on the 29th inst., Charles W. M., only child of Zeno A. and Mary E. Carter, aged 1 year, 7 months and 5 days.
1867 12 OCT M David K. Davenport By Rev. Thos. K. Beecher, on Wed., Oct. 9th, David K. Davenport, of Monroe, Wisc., and Sarah P., eldest daughter of Rev. Wm. Bement, of this city.

M Mr. Henry W. Strong In this city, on Wed., Oct. 9th, 1867, in the Second Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Isaac Clark, Mr. Henry W. Strong and Miss Clara S. Thurston, second daughter of Hon. A. S. Thurston, all of this city.

M Mr. William B. Haines In Wellsburg, N.Y., on Oct. 1st, by Rev. A. Dickson, Mr. William B. Haines, of Camden City, N.J., to Miss Caroline Hapeman of Wellsburg.

M Mr. Warren J. Wilsey In Wellsburg, N.Y., Oct. 1st, by Rev. A. Dickson, Mr. Warren J. Wilsey, of Canton, Pa., to Miss Clarissa M. Hanmer of Wellsburg, N.Y.
1867 19 OCT M Horace B. Batterson On Tues., Oct. 15th, by Rev. Thos. K. Beecher, Horace B. Batterson, of Chemung, and Anna L. Stone, of this city.

D Julia French In this city, o nFri., Oct. 11th, Julia, wife of Philip French, aged 62 years.

D Mrs. Mary E. True In Elmira, Sun. morning, Oct. 13th, Mrs. Mary E. True, aged 23 years, 3 months and 10 days.

D Mrs. P. Hunsdon In this city, Oct. 14th, at 11 A.M., Mrs. P. Hunsdon, mother of T. A. Delano, aged 62 years.

D Mrs. Corinthia W. Pratt In Binghapton, Oct. 10th, at the residence of her son, Claudius B. Pratt, Mrs. Corinthia W. Pratt, wife of Joel B. Pratt, and mother of the Editor of the Corning Journal, aged 73 years.

D Harry Gridley In this city, Oct. 16th, Harry, infant son of G. A. Gridley

D Evangeline Edie In Kinston, N.C., on the 4th inst., Evangeline, infant daughter of H. and M. F. Edie.
1867 26 OCT D James Culp LOCAL NEWS: James Culp, long an invalid, from rheumatic pains and deformity, and an old resident of this city, was buried on Sunday.

D Mordecai Rickey Mordecai Rickey, of the Town of Horseheads, recently died of dysentary, the result of a fever … on a visit West … was born in this Town (formerly Newtown) in 1792 on the farm now owned by James McQueen … widow's and orphan's friend … often elected to office - was a teacher - married Harriet Goble ... seven boys and two girls ... lived on his farm where he died ... 72 years ... contributed to churches ... was a Mason.

M Benjamin N. Payne By Rev. E. Wildman, at the M. E. church in Corning, Oct. 9th, Benjamin N. Payne, of Corning, to Esther A. Rounsville, of Oramel.

M Mr. Clayton Vincent At the residence of the bride's mother, in the Town of Starkey, Yates Co., N.Y., Oct. 16th, 1867, by Rev. John Robinson, Mr. Clayton Vincent of Elmira City., to Miss Frank J. Pelham, of the former place.
1867 26 OCT D Rev. Judson Aspinwall Oct. 10th, at his residence at Baxter Springs, Kansas, Rev. Judson Aspinwall, formerly a resident of this city, in the 34th year of his age … son of fellow citizen, N. P. Aspinwall, Esq.

D Frankie Leverich In New York City, on the 22d inst., Frankie, son of Gabriel and Caroline Leverich, aged 3 years, 3 months and 12 days.

D Oliver Greeno Thurs. morning, Oct. 17th, at his residence in Millport, Oliver Greeno, aged 84 years and 2 months.
1867 2 NOV M Mr. C B. Pomeroy At the home of the bride's father, Hon. L. Webber, by Rev. C. Chapman, of Orange, on the 30th Oct., 1867, Mr. C. B. Pomeroy, of Troy, Pa., and Miss Sophia Webber, of Elmira.

M Major E. Murphy In Buffalo, on Thurs., Oct. 24th, at the residence of Mr. N. Dewey, by the Rev. O. Witherspoon, Major E. Murphy, U.S.A., and Mary A. Ely, of Elmira, N.Y.

M Mr. C. H. Rianhard On the 28th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Rev. James Parker, Mr. C. H. Rianhard, of Williamsport, Lycoming Co., Pa., to Miss Mary Smith of Austinville, Bradford co., Pa.

M Judson Campbell In Elmira, Oct. 22d, by the Rev. William Paret, D.D., Judson Campbell, of Veteran, N.Y., and Martha Helen Denton, of Erin, N.Y. (Williamsport papers please copy.)

M Mr. Arthur L. Jewett At Sag Harbor, Mich., on Thurs., Oct. 24th, at the residence of the bride, by Rev. John D. Stokes, Mr. Arthur L. Jewett of Elmira, N.Y. and Miss Gertrude M. Osborn.

D Miss Susan Butler In this city, Oct. 28th, of consumption, Miss Susan Butler, aged 59 years … funeral at her late residence, No. 50 Sullivan St., on Wed. at 2 1/2 o'clock P.M.

D Elon G. Prall On Mon. evening, Oct. 25th, Elon G. Prall, aged 26 years. Funeral at the residence of his parents, 245 Church Street, on Thurs., at 2 P.M. … friends of family invited to attend.

D Hannah W. Chase In this city, on the 27th inst., Hannah W., wife of Dr. Z. F. Chase, aged 56 years.
1867 16 NOV M Mr. Harry J. Farran At the Methodist Parsonage in Caton, on Nov. 13th, by Rev. H. Harpot, Mr. Harry J. Farran and Miss Sarah C. Sage, all of Caton.

M Mr. John C. Copley In Chemung, at the residence of the bride's mother, on the 13th of Nov., by Rev. Dr. Curtis, Mr. John C. Copley of Elmira and Miss Sarah F. Everett.

M Joseph Ford In the home of the bride's father, in the Town of Big Flats, by Rev. Charles Case, on the 11th inst., Joseph Ford and Miss Hattie M. Chapman, all of Big Flats.

M Paul Savey In this city, on the 6th inst., by Rev. Charles Case, Paul Savey and Miss Sarah Humiston, all of Elmira.

M James Lee In this city, on Sat. morning, at the residence of the bride's father, James Lee, of Wyandotte, Kansas, and Cornelia Drake, by Rev. E. J. Kies.

D Elijah Griswold In Southport, Sat., Nov. 9th, Elijah Griswold, aged 66 years.

D George Beecher Hardy On Saturday evening, Nov. 9th, in the 5th Ward of the city, by accident, George Beecher, youngest son of James and Parthenia I. Hardy, aged two years.

D William Robinson On Thurs. the 31st inst., William, infant son of Wm. H. and Gertrude Robinson aged 1 year.

D Ellen M. Thorne In this city, Sat. morning, Nov. 2d, Ellen M. Thorne, aged 21 years.
1867 23 NOV M Mr. Phineas S. Roberts At the residence of the bride's father, in the Town of Southport, by Rev. A. W. Cowles, of the Elmira Female College, on the 20th of Nov., Mr. Phineas S. Roberts, of the Town of Elmira and Miss Alice E. Griswold, of the Town of Southport.

M Robert B. Murray At the Baptist Church in Owego, on the 19th of Nov., inst., by Rev. W. A. King, Robert B. Murray of Elmira, and Miss Jennie F., daughter of H. D. Pinney, Esq., of Owego.

M Mr. Thomas Lee On Thurs. morning, Nov. 14th, by Rev. Thos. K. Beecher, Mr. Thomas Lee and Mrs. Mary E. Thomas, all of this city.

D Mrs. Mary C. Little In this city, Nov. 19th, Mrs. Mary C. Little, aged 49 years.

D Mrs. Rachel Vernooy In this city, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Rachel Vernooy, in the seventy-first year of her age.

D Judah R. Rowley At his residence in Big Flats, Nov. 14th, Judah R. Rowley, in the 62nd year of his age.

D Christian Terry In this city, at the residence of her son, T. J. Terry, on the 13th inst., Christian Terry, aged seventy years and seven months.
1867 30 NOV D Byron D. Fitch LOCAL NEWS: "Intelligence of the death of a well known citizen was conveyed to his friends in this city on Monday morning … telegram from Ithaca … Byron D. Fitch, a citizen of your city (Elmira) engaged in making coal tar sidewalks, was found dead in his bed this morning ... suicide ... member of the Central Baptist Church, Y.M.C.A. ... left brother (had been at Andersonville, which left him with periods of depression.)"
1867 7 DEC

BORN: A BABY! A BABY BOY - of Mrs. Thad S. Up DeGraf on Mon. morning Dec. 2d.

M David A. Kenwood On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28th, by Rev. Charles Z. Case, David A. Kenwood, Esq., of Carlisle Springs, Pa., and Miss Mary Van Lew, daughter of George Van Lew of this city.

M Mr. S. H. Morse On the 28th inst., in this city, by Rev. J. J. Keyes, Mr. S. H. Morse, of Montrose, Pa., and Mrs. Rachel L. Pratt, of this city.

D William C. Potter Died of disease of the heart, at Canandaigua, N.Y., on the 27th inst., William C. Potter, aged 34 years, 10 months and 27 days.
1867 14 DEC D John Kelly KILLED ON THE RAILROAD: Train #1, on Sat. night, ran over and killed a man … John Kelly … not know … was a laborer … buried on Sunday.
1867 21 DEC M Nelson R. LaFaver On the 19th, at the residence of Deacon Joseph Grover, in Southport, by Rev. J. J. Keyes, Nelson R. LaFaver of Elmira and Miss Julia Brown of Southport.

M D. Willard Knight, Esq. On Wed. Dec. 11th, at the house of the bride's father in Blossburg, by Rev. M. L. Kean, D. Willard Knight, Esq., of Bath, and Miss Kate S., daughter of James H. Hulick, Esq.

D Martha L. Badger On Saturday afternoon, Martha L. Badgr, only daughter of H. M. Badger

D Carrie A. Bovier Of consumption, on Fri. morning, Nov. 15th, at 25 Jackson Street Painesville, Ohio, Carrie A., wife of Horace S. Bovier, and daughter of Phillip Wilson, Esq., of Thompson, Ohio aged 25 years.
1867 28 DEC M Mr. Aurelius O. Revenaugh, M.D. At the Congregational Church, by Rev. Thos. K. Beecher, on Thurs, the 26th inst., Mr. Aurelius O. Revenaugh, M.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Lovina A. Morrow, daughter of F. W. Morrow, Esq., of Southport.

M Emerson Orvis At the same time, on the 26th inst., at the residence of the bride, in Southport, Emerson Orvis and Fidelia A. Lyon.

M Mr. R. J. Smith At the Parsonage of the First Methodist Church, in this city, by Rev. S. VanBenschoten, Mr. R. J. Smith and Miss Anna Bovier, both of Southport.

M Mr. Charles Freeborn In Horseheads, Dec. 18th, by Rev. H. M. Brown, Mr. Charles Freeborn and Miss Frankie Dutcher, both of Elmira.

M Mr. Oscar H. Masterson In this city, Dec. 22d, by Rev. S. Van Benschoten, Mr. Oscar H. Masterson, and Miss Sarah Ruppersburger, both of Elmira.

M Mr. A. J. Warren In this city, Dec. 23d, by Rev. S. Van Benschoten, Mr. A. J. Warren, of Lenark, Ill., and Miss A. E. Carpenter of Elmira.

D Mrs. Eliza Amberg In this city, Dec. 23d, Mrs. Eliza Amberg, in the 31st year of her age.

D Thomas McCaffrey In this city, on Mon., Dec. 23d, Thomas McCaffrey, aged 43 years.

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