Bits of Obituaries
Abstracts Sent in by Carol Grainger
Some additional information provided by Lisa Slaski
Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Obit, 28 Aug 1900
Call for Inquest on 29 Aug 1900
John A. Walrad, 24, killed in Herkimer, lived in Starkville (Stark Town). Survived by father, mother, brother and sister. Was with Mrs Hattie Snyder when trampled by horses.
1900 Stark, Herkimer County census noted family as; William R. (Jul 1852), Ida A. (Jun 1855), John A.(Jun 1876), Laura A. (Jun 1878), William R. (Feb 1883). Ida noted to be the mother of 3 children, with 3 children living.
Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Death notice on 27 Jul 1900, Under "Ilion"
The young child of Mr and Mrs Newton Weller died in their home in West Ilion. In the 1900 Frankfort, Herkimer County census, the name is spelled Waller. Noted Newton, Florence, Ethan and Alma. Florence, the mother of 2 children, with 2 children living.
Source: Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, 1 Feb 1904, Obit under "Weedsport"
Harvey Robbins, resident of Weedsport and 70 years old, born in West Schuyler.
Survived by widow, son James Robbins, daughter Mrs. Ernest Benedict, two brothers Orlando and Irving Robbins of West Schuyler.
Source: Utica Herald Dispatch, Utica, NY, Accident/Obituary printed on 15 Feb 1904
Albert A. Sterling, 25 years old and born in Schuyler Aug 1879*, brakeman in New York Central RR, killed in collision at Fonda yard. Leaves widow, 3 brothers, 2 sisters.
Sources: 1880 Schuyler Census, WWI Draft Registration, *1900 Frankfort Census and obituary.
Father William, mother Louisa (Aug 1853), brothers Merritt Leslie (10 Oct 1875), William E. ( 1876), Raymond V. ( Jan 22, 1886), sisters Mabel M. (Dec 1873), Gertrude J. (Aug 1890).
Sources: Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, Obituary printed on 18 Feb 1904 (died on this date), Syracuse Ward 6, Onondaga County 1900 Census
*Nancy Jane Chittenden, widow of Harlow W. Chittenden whom she married at 17. Was born Oct 25, 1820, a few miles from the Village of Herkimer. Nancy died at the home of her daughter Helen. Her father was Lodovic Williams. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Helen M. (John S.) Clark and Mrs. Theodore Vorhees.
* In the 1900 census it stated that Nancy was the mother of 3 children, with 2 children living.
Source: Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Obituary printed on 18 Nov 1904 (killed on the 17th).
Mrs. W.D. Stevens of Herkimer, struck and killed by train in Utica.
Source: Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, Death notice printed on 2 Jan 1905.
Miss May Walrath, died in Rochester. Her remains were taken to the residence of her brother E.M. Walrath, at Little Falls. Other survivors include: John Walrath, Mrs Mett Sharp, Mrs. J.T. Leigh.
Reed Brockway, age 82 of Frankfort, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. George Miller in Utica. Wife Lydia died last year. In addition to Mrs. George Miller, survived by Mrs. E.B. Valentine of Schuyler, Wallace R. of Frankfort, Frank of Herkimer and Anna of Utica.
Source: Utica Herald Dispatch, 22 Jan 1907
Yesterday Reed Brockway died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Miller, 401 Jay street. He was born on Frankfort Hill and would have been 82 years old had he lived until February 27 [or 21?]. He followed a vocation of a farmer through life until he was forced to retire on account of infirmity. He was married 60 years ago last July. His wife died January 20, 1906. Mr. Brockway came to this city a year ago, residing with his daughter. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Schuyler. In politics he was he was a staunch Democrat.
He is survived by five children, Mrs. George Miller of Utica, Mrs. E. V. Valentine of Schuyler, Wallace R. of Frankfort, and Anna of Utica. One brother, Newell of Jamestown, and one sister, Mrs. Abbie Osterhout of Ilion. Besides these he leaves 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Obituary printed on 2 Feb 1907 (died 1 Feb)
Mrs. Margaret Gray Palmer, widow of Frank Palmer, died at the Gray homestead.
Source: unknown paper, perhaps about Sep/Oct 1899
Charlotte M. Small, 73 years old dies at home in Smallsbush. [perhaps should be Shell's Bush]
Source: Utica Herald Dispatch, Utica, NY, Funeral notice printed on 2 Mar 1907
(another article, likely from the Syracuse papers gave information of his former home in Columbia and the survivors)
David Barger, 87 dies in Herkimer, formerly of Columbia, at home of daughter Mrs. Henry Edick. Wife died 3 years ago, 5 sons and 3 daughters survive.
Source: The Post Standard, Obituary printed 4 Mar 1907 (died 3 Mar)
Joseph Palmer of Herkimer died in his home on Main Street. He was born July 15, 18?? He is survived by his widow, 2 sisters, 1 brother.
Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, Obituary printed 12 Mar 1907 (died 10 Mar)
Mrs. A.A. Weller, age 57, died at her home in East Herkimer. She is survived by her husband and two sons.
Source: Utica Herald Dispatch, Utica, NY, Funeral notice under "Herkimer" printed 16 Mar 1907
Mrs. James Heffron, age 58 of Herkimer.
Source: Utica Herald Dispatch, Utica, NY, Obituary printed on 17 Jan 1910 (died 16 Jan 1910)
Mrs Hiram Mills, 86 years old, born in German Flats, died at Watertown. Survived by two daughters; Mrs. E. G. Sloat, Mrs. Charles E. Corey; son Milton; all of Watertown and Charles of Pamelia.
From 1870 Pamelia, Jefferson County census-Hiram, Malinda/Melinda listed with children.
From 1910 Watertown, Jefferson County census-Eldred G. Sloat with wife Clarinda.
see http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/millsp.htm for more information on this family.
Source: unknown paper, 1915.
Mary E. Van Dyke, wife of H.P. Van Dyke of Herkimer, died at Canastota. Born in Sconondoa, daughter of James Cavanaugh. Survived by husband and daughter Reba; brothers William, George and James. 1920 Herkimer Town, Herkimer County Census-Edward, wife, Herbert P, Reba.
Source: Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY, 15 Feb 1942.
Miss Jennie Grace Folts, 69 years old died at the Herkimer Memorial Hospital.
Descendants of Lafayette Judson Folts from file of Carol Grainger
1. LAFAYETTE JUDSON FOLTS was born 1835 in New York, and died Aft. Jun 1900. He married EUNICE HARRIET LAWTON 21 Jan 1862 in Recorded at the Reformed Church, Herkimer New York (Source: Church Records.), daughter of UNKNOWN LAWTON and JANE L. She was born Feb 1838 in New York, and died Aft. Jun 1900.
More About LAFAYETTE JUDSON FOLTS:
Census: Bet. Jun 1880 - Jun 1900, Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York
Occupation: Bet. Jun 1880 - Jun 1900, Farmer
Property: Jun 1900, Owned a farm, no mortgage
Notes for EUNICE HARRIET LAWTON:
In the 1865 census it stated that Harriet was the mother of 2 children.
Marriage Notes for LAFAYETTE FOLTS and EUNICE LAWTON:
Lafayette, of Herkimer & Eunice of Fairfield NY
Children of LAFAYETTE FOLTS and EUNICE LAWTON are:
i. ELLEN ROBERTA2 FOLTS, b. 1864, Herkimer County, New York (Source: 1865 Census.); d. Aft. 1880; m. IRVING G. MCKENNAN.
ii. CHARLES FOLTS, b. Aug 1871, New York; d. Aft. Jun 1915; m. ADA, 1900 (Source: 1900 Census.); b. Feb 1870, New York; d. Aft. Jun 1915.
More About CHARLES FOLTS:
Census: Jun 1900, Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York
Occupation: Jun 1900, Farmer
Property: Jun 1900, Owned a house, no mortgage
iii. JENNIE GRACE FOLTS, b. Mar 1873, New York; d. 1942, Herkimer Memorial Hospital.
Source: Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY, 15 Feb 1942.
Sarah B. Jewell died at the home of her son William Jewell of Ilion.
Sources: unknown paper, abt Jun 27, 1946,
Anna M. Sorensen, 64 of East Herkimer. Born Aug 1, 1882, married Martin Sorensen (15 Jun 1882 - Jul 1968) Nov 7, 1906. Besides husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters survive and all noted in the 1930 Herkimer, Herkimer County census.
Sources: Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, New York, 6 Oct 1947, WWI Draft Registration, 1900 Little Falls, Herkimer County census
Alvin Lyman Billings - native of Manheim, born Jul 20, 1884, parents Lyman & *Mary Jane Hayes Billings. Apr 25, 1911 married Clara A. Seeds. Four children; brothers Floyd (born Apr 25, 1896, Little Falls), Gerald; sisters Aleta "Leta" (George) Ruehl, Mary (John) Rice, Mrs. Harry Wheeler (could be sister Florence or Alice). Burial Ingham Mills Cemetery.
*In the 1900 census it stated Mary was the mother of 8 children, with 6 children living.