Part 12

What more can we say about this section? Obituaries not only name relatives and relationships, but often tell vivid stories of people's lives. Please send in your collected Herkimer or Montgomery Counties related obits. Put "OBIT" in the subject heading of your email and name the source of the obit if known. The obits do not have to be long but can be short notices.

Agard, Mrs. Catherine J. Jan 16, 1922
Anstead, Issac Apr 24, 1903
Bartholomew, Charles D. Mar 18, 1918
Bartholomew, John 1948
Bartholomew, Vincent Oct 21, 1903
Brown, O. C. Oct 29, 1882
Church, Frank L. Jul 26, 1930
Cimmino, Alphonso Jan 16, 1922
Coit, Esther R. Dec 31, 1917
Devendorf, Dewitt A. Dec 23, 1899
Ehle, Homer D. 1990
Ethridge, Alfred Sep 10, 1899
Finehout, George Mar 13, 1917
Folts, Mrs. George P. Oct 3, 1898
Gleason, Mrs. Mary P Apr 17, 1929
Hare, Andrew J. Jan 2, 1896
Hare, Jay Dec 18, 1915
Hare, Mrs Jay (Melissa Teeter) Jun 16, 1916
Hare, Mrs. Emma Sep 1902
Hilts, Elizzabeth (Grandma Kinney) Jan 8, 1927
Howard, Ebenezer Feb 10, 1892
Kosboth, Levant C. Apr 5, 1927
Markham, Rev, Wilbur F. May 10?18, 1921
McGregor, Martha Ann (Mattie) 1898
McKoon, Jessie M. May 16, 1918
Nichols, Mrs. Walter Jan 22, 1922
Platt, Mrs. Helen Apr 28, 1927
Reynolds, Mrs. Perry Jan 12, 1913
Scullen, Mrs. Mary A. May 1912
Scullen, Mrs. Ruth Mar 9, 1911
Scullen, Walter I. 1912
Shults, Martin Jan 9, 1922
Smith, Eugene 1914
Snyder, Christopher Jan 12, 1922
Swart, Mrs. Clarence 1922
Thompson, Alexander McGregor 1911
Thompson, Evelyn 1911
Thompson, Grace 1923
Thompson, Herbert J. 1933
Thompson, Howard Eugene 1884
Thompson, Issac H. 1821
Thompson, Jessie 1977
Thompson, Jessie Martha 1977
Thompson, John Jan 22, 1922
Thompson, John Bartholomew Jan 15, 1922
Thompson, John H. 1953
Thompson, Martha A. May 19, 1898
Thompson, Mildred 1976
Thompson, Mrs. Eliza A. Feb 6, 1897
Thompson, Mrs. James B. Jan 1, 1921
Usher, Luke Jan 16, 1902
Van Brocklin, Sylvester Aug 4, 1898
Van Slyke, Nancy ?????
Vandelinder, Mrs. Nettie Nov 10, 1928
Voorhees, John Leslie Sep 3, 1888
Warner, Henry Aug 31, 1924
White, Celia ?????
Williams, Abram May 1859
Wilson, James H. Nov 6, 1910
Wilson, Mrs. Phoebe M. Sep 14, 1911
Witherstine, C. S. Apr 1899
Wojcik, Mrs. Stanislaus Jan 16, 1922

6/29/05  Obituaries of members of the Thompson family, relatives of contributor Nancy Robinson, and miscellaneous obits.

6/27/05  Obituaries of members of the Bartholomew family, published in the Amsterdam Evening Recorder newspaper, relatives of contributor Nancy Robinson.

6/24/05  Florida, Amsterdam, and other Montgomery County-related obituaries from the Amsterdam Daily Democrat newspaper, relatives of contributor Nancy Robinson. Surnames include Hare, Thompson, Wilson, and Finehout.

6/19/05  Nine Herkimer County-related obituaries from the The Fulton Patriot newspaper, kindly donated by Joanne Murray.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, January 16, 1918


For The Patriot:

In the year 1827 Elias Thomas of Herkimer County came from his native town to Schroeppel and bought a large tract of the primeval forest at the place, which afterwards was given the name of Gilberts Mills.

Mr. Thomas cleared a small portion of the forest, built a log house and returned to Herkimer County to marry Electa Yilia Griffiths, a young schoolteacher. They started at once for their new home, coming by ox team with their household goods and stock, a long, tedious journey.

In a few years a large frame building, which is still standing, replaced the little log house. This home was the birthplace of Esther Ruth Thomas, who was born in 1841, the youngest of four children. From her earliest childhood her sunny nature drew all hearts toward her.

When the long anticipated time came for her to attend Falley Seminary in Fulton, which was the goal of all studious, ambitious young people of this region and the surrounding country, Esther entered into her school life with a joy that continued to be an inspiration to her through all of the years that followed. She became a favorite with the principal and preceptress, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Griffin, with the professors and pupils. She excelled in scholarship, receiving prizes at the close of a number of terms - in spelling, penmanship and chemistry. She was one of the most honored pupils in art, and painting was one of her favorite occupations in after years.

Esther married John Jay Coit of Central Square, a fellow student in Falley Seminary. They resided for many years at Bristol Hill, where their only child, Carrie Maude, was born.

Mr. Coit was a singer and a teacher of rare ability. He taught a select school a number of winters at Volney Center, which is remembered with affection by his scholars.

In the church, in educational and musical circles and in their home life their influence was far-reaching.

They left their farm, removed to Fulton, and joined the Presbyterian Church and began life anew with all the enthusiasm of their earnest natures, especially in the Sunday school work. Mrs. Coit was intensely interested in missions, which she studied daily. She is affectionately remembered by her work as president of the Missionary Society, also teacher of the women's Bible class.

During her last year she was not able to attend church, but one of her chief delights was to review the associations with her friends of the church she loved so dearly.

On the morning of the 31st of December, while she was whispering the prayer, "Father, Take My Hand, Here I Am, O, Come Quickly," her petition was granted.

A Friend

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, June 5, 1918


The Omaha, Nebraska Bee, of recent issue, contains the following mention of the death of Miss Jennie M. McKoon, formerly of Fulton, but for several years a school teacher in the city schools of Omaha:

"Miss Jennie M. McKoon, for 35 years teacher and principal of the Omaha public schools, died at the home of her late brother-in-law, Samuel Rees, Thursday evening, May 16th. Miss McKoon suffered a broken hip five years ago and has been confined to her home more of less ever since.

"Miss McKoon is survived by a sister, Mrs. N. A. Stanton, of Fulton, NY; a niece, Miss Henrietta Rees, with whom she resided, and a nephew, Samuel Rees, Jr. In all her school life she missed but two days from school, and that was because of the death of a nephew.

Miss McKoon was born June 24, 1863 in Herkimer County, NY, her father and mother both being born in the same county. She received her education in Osage County district schools and in private schools and in Falley Seminary, Fulton County, NY.

Miss McKoon came to Omaha in 1869 to help her sister, Miss Henrietta McKoon (later Mrs. Samuel Rees) to grade her private school. At the opening of the private school, Henrietta was called to the position of teacher at the Old Jackson School and accepted. Miss McKoon continued the work in the private school during the fall and winter, when she too, was called to fill the position of teacher in a building in the vicinity of the Union Pacific Railroad grounds, near the present depot.

In the fall the new South School was ready for use and she, with her sister and other teachers, under principal Hutchinson, helped to grade the Omaha schools, the South School being the only one having the higher grades at that time.

She continued in the service for 35 years without losing a day on her own account. She held the position of principal for 30 years. She was placed on the retirement list for a number of years, but kept up a keen interest in the working of Omaha schools."

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, May 18, 1921

MARKHAM - Died at his home in Herkimer May [10th or 18th], Rev. Wilbur F. Markham, aged 83 years. The deceased was ordained as a Methodist preacher in this city in 1856. He was located at Hannibal two years; at First M. E. Church, Oswego, three years; and at the First M. E. Church, Fulton, for three years. He was in the ministry for 42 years.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, September 17, 1924


Henry Warner was born in the town of Warren, Herkimer County, May 17, 1836 and passed to the great beyond Aug. 31, 1924 at his home in Hannibal.

He served during the Civil War in company B 1st New York Artillery. After the war closed he came to Hannibal to Dr. Kent's whose wife was Mr. Warner's sister. Sept. 17, 1867 he married Emma Jane Kent, who survives him.

Mr. Warner was an industrious farmer, a good neighbor and will be missed by a host of friends.

Burial at Hannibal Sept [10th?], Rev. Swales officiating. Services at the grave by the Masonic Fraternity of which he had long been a member.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, April 27, 1927

Mrs. Helen Platt, 78, mother of Eugene E. Platt of Minetto, died at the home of her son, Edward Platt, in Herkimer on Thursday.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, April 27, 1927


Levant C. Kosboth, son of John Kosboth and Martha Link Kosboth, was born in the town of Danube, Herkimer County, March 22nd 1869. He passed away at his home in Minetto April 15, 1927.

When a small child he moved with his parents to Sterling. In early manhood he came to Hannibal, later making his home Minetto.

In 1896 he was married to Miss Nina Jones. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, Lyle and Roswell, and one daughter, Dorothy.

Mr. Kosboth was a man of fine ideals, always interested in the civic welfare of the town in which he resided. He was known for his integrity of character and honest dealing with his fellowman. He was highly respected in the community in which he lived. This was evidenced by the large number attending the funeral and the many floral gifts of sympathy and esteem.

He was a Christian, and being a man of strong convictions of right and wrong, he could always be counted on to take the side of right. With him there was no compromise on the side of wrong. His influence in his home and community will continue and be an example to those who follow on.

For many years he had been a valued employee of the Hunter Arms Co. of Fulton, where he was recognized as an able and faithful workman.

He had been in failing health for two years, but bore his sufferings patiently, ever hopeful he would recover his health, but it was not to be.

Easter Sunday, April 17th, funeral services were held in the M. E. Church of Minetto, his pastor, Rev. C. E. Holcomb, conducting the services. Burial was made in the family plot in Hannibal Cemetery.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, November 14, 1928

VANDELINDER - Died at her home in Herkimer, Nov. 10th, Mrs. Nettie Vandelinder, wife of Frank Vandelinder, aged 64 years. She is survived by her husband, five sons, Harold, Melvin, Howard and Jesse of Herkimer and Fred of Malone; Three daughters, Mildred, Alma and Helen, all of Herkimer; One brother, Stephen Barnhart of Fulton, and one sister in Michigan.

Funeral services were held at the family home in Herkimer on Monday morning, and the remains were brought to Fulton for interment in Mt. Adnah.

Mrs. Vandelinder and family resided in Fulton for many years and she was popular with a large number of friends and acquaintances. Her death followed several months' illness.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, April 24, 1929


Mrs. Mary P. Gleason, 77, formerly of Pulaski, at Herkimer, April 17th.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, July 23, 1930

Frank L. Church, of Herkimer, a brother of Mrs. A. Casor of this city, died at the Long View Sanatorium at East Herkimer on Saturday.

6/16/05  Five obituaries spotted in Potsdam NY (St. Lawrence County) newspapers, kindly contributed by Joanne Murray.

From: The St. Lawrence Herald (Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY) Friday, August 5, 1898

Sylvester Van Brocklin, while at work in the field of Joseph Rasback, Orleans Corners, received a sunstroke Thursday, at 1 p.m. and died at 2:50. Dr. Potter was in attendance. Mr. Van Brocklin was born in Herkimer County in 1813 and had been a resident of Orleans for some time.

From: The St. Lawrence Herald (Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY) Friday, October 14, 1898

Many will learn with sorrow of the death of Mrs. George P. Folts, of Herkimer, a woman prominent in the Methodist Church work throughout this section of the state. Mrs. Folts and her husband were the founders of Folts Mission at Herkimer, organized for the purpose of training and educating young men and women for the mission fields of the world. Her death occurred Monday, Oct. 3rd.

From: The St. Lawrence Herald (Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY) April 1899

Editor Witherstine Dead.

Little Falls, April 1 - C. S. Witherstine, for over forty years editor of The Democrat of Herkimer, died of blood poisoning. He was sixty-seven years of age and was the oldest editor in Herkimer County. Two sons, Capt. H. P. Witherstine, of the 31st separate company, and Horace Witherstine survive him.

From: The St. Lawrence Herald (Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY) Friday, January 17, 1902

Luke Usher.

Died Suddenly Yesterday Afternoon at Berry's Law Office.

Mr. Luke Usher, one of the most prominent and widely known citizens of Potsdam, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon in Watson B. Berry's law office, aged 73 years and six months. Mr. Usher was apparently in perfect health, and walked up town with Vasco P. Abbott, of Governeur, both men going into Mr. Berry's law office together. Mr. Usher sat down in a chair and Mr. Abbott noticed that he was breathing hard and asked him what was the matter. At this, Mr. Berry went into Mr. Lefever's tailor shop on the same floor, for a glass of water, and Mr. Abbott turned to telephone a physician.

By this time Mr. Berry and Mr. Lefever came in and eased Mr. Usher down to the floor, and he was dead.

Luke Usher was born in Herkimer County April 22, 1830, a son of Bloomfield Usher, a Herkimer County manufacturer. Luke was the youngest of nine children, and was educated at Little Falls Academy. His first posting was as a civil engineer on the Erie Canal. In 1861 he came to Potsdam, when he became the cashier of the old Frontier Bank, and continued to act in this capacity until 1866, when the Frontier Bank was succeeded by the National Bank of Potsdam, and he became cashier of that institution. In January 1890 he was elected president of the bank to succeed his oldest brother, Bloomfield Usher, a position which he held for several years. During all this time he was prominent in the management of the bank, and in the general management of its business.

Mr. Usher was also prominent as a manufacturer, being for several years the head of the Potsdam Lumber Co. at Hewittville. And the originator and founder of the Pyrites Paper Co. at Pyrites and the Piercefield Paper Co. at Piercefield. He was a bright, energetic businessman, the very soul of honor, and his hundreds of employees were always promptly paid in full.

In 1856 Luke Usher married Hannah E. Small of Little Falls, who survives him. They have three children, Frank L. Usher, who was sometimes manager of the Potsdam Lumber Co.; Mrs. N. R. Usher, wife of Lieut. N. R. Usher of the U. S. Navy; and Miss Susan S. Usher.

From: The St. Lawrence Herald (Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY) Friday, May 1, 1903

Isaac Anstead.

The death of Isaac Anstead, for many years a well known resident of this town and village, occurred on Friday morning, April 24th. Mr. Anstead was in his eighty eighth year and since the death of his wife, two years ago, had been feeble much of the time. He was born in Herkimer Co., and with his wife, Nancy Loucks Anstead, came to Potsdam in 1843, residing here continuously from that date. Their married life extended over the unusual period of sixty-two years and both were for many years, members of the Baptist Church. In the building of the church he took an active part. He is survived by four sons and three brothers. The funeral was held at his home on Pleasant St. Monday afternoon, Rev. J. L. Cann officiating, and was attended by many relatives and friends from West Parishville, Colton, Theresa, Massena and Potsdam. Interment was at Bayside. His surviving brothers are Attorney Charles Anstead, of Colton. Alvin A. Anstead, of West Parishville and Marvin Anstead, of Potsdam.

His four sons are Oliver M. and Norman C. Anstead, of Iowa, Herman A., of Massena and L. D., of Potsdam.

6/4/05  Two 19th century obituaries from Syracuse NY (Onondaga County) newspapers, most kindly contributed by Joanne Murray.

From: Central City Courier, Syracuse, New York. May 28, 1859

"Abram Williams was buried beneath a sand bank near Mohawk, Herkimer County, a day or two ago - the covering having piled upon him to the depth of ten feet. When he was taken out, life was extinct."

From: The Evening Herald, Syracuse, New York, page 3. Monday, September 11, 1899

Rome - Alfred Ethridge.

"Death of a prominent citizen and useful man. Rome, Sept. 11 - about 3 p.m. yesterday, at his home, no. 206 West Embargo Street, occurred the death of one of Rome's most honored citizens, Alfred Ethridge, in his 83rd year, death being caused by old age and a general wearing out of the system. He was the senior member of the wholesale grocery firm of A. Ethridge & Company, one of the oldest business houses in this part of the state. Mr. Ethridge was a very public-spirited citizen and was interested as a stockholder in about every industry of importance in this city. For several years he has been able to enjoy the fruits of his labors.

[Photo of Alfred Ethridge]

He was of English descent, his father being one of the pioneer settlers of Herkimer County, deceased being born in that county in Little Falls, on July 29th 1817. When he was 9 years old his parents went to Michigan and he was bound out to a farmer, and from that time on he was thrown upon his own resources. During his youth he worked for farmers in the summer and went to school winters, and so became a teacher himself. His first business experience was obtained in a grocery store in Utica, and he learned rapidly and was soon offered the management of a canal store in Frankfort, owned by a firm of contractors. In 1844 he came to this city, then being 27 years old. He had saved a little money and he and a young man named Willett Northrup opened a canal grocery in South James Street on the present site of the Ethridge-Rose building. There they also had a storehouse. At the end of five years they moved to the block now occupied by the American Express Company, corner of James and Dominick Street. A short time after Mr. Ethridge bought out his partner. In 1860 A.P. Tuller bought a share in the business and the firm became A. Ethridge & Company and has since continued so.

At the close of the Civil War the firm built the block at the corner of Dominick and Washington Streets and have since been doing business there. The other members of the present firm are two sons of the deceased, F.A. and James M. Ethridge. There is another son, George, who lives in New York City. These, with the widow, are the survivors. Mrs. Ethridge was formerly Miss Abbie M. House of Houseville, who married Mr. Ethridge on November 6th 1851. About 45 years ago Mr. Ethridge built the house where he lived and died. One daughter, Belle, died when about 16 years old.

Much of Rome's advancement and prosperity is due to the efforts of Mr. Ethridge. He was president of the Rome Savings Bank for a number of years and for a long time the vice president of the Central National Bank, and one of the board of trustees of the Central New York Institution for Deaf Mutes from the time it started. He was for many years one of the directors of the Rome & Clinton Railroad Company. In politics he was a Republican. He was the 1st Republican Supervisor ever elected in the town of Rome. Mr. Ethridge was not a member of any church, but was a regular attendant of the Presbyterian Church and was one of its main supporters."

6/4/05  Three 19th century obituaries from The New York Times, spotted by Asst. Coordinator Lisa Slaski!

New York Times
4 Sep 1888
John Leslie Voorhees died at Fort Hunter yesterday, aged 83 years. He was President of the Bank of Amsterdam.

John Leslie Voorhees, one of the famous farmers of the Mohawk Valley, diedyesterday at Fort Hunter, N.Y., at the age of 83. He leaves half a million dollars.

New York Times
11 Feb 1892
Ebenezer Howard , a wealthy broom manufacturer of Fort Hunter, N.Y., and a member of the firm of E. Howard & Sons, died yesterday of the grip. He was sixty-five years old, and was one of the influential residents of the Mohawk Valley.

New York Times
24 Dec 1899
Dewitt A. Devendorf died last night at Fort Hunter, N.Y., aged thirty-six years. He was Secretary and principal promoter of the Empire State Power Company, which is engaged in harnessing the Schoharie River in order to furnish electrical power to the cities and villages of the Mohawk Valley.

4/22/05  The obituaries of Ozni C. Brown and his wife Nancy VanSlyke Brown Reynolds were graciously contributed by gg-granddaughter Cheryl Potter.


Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Minnesota
14 Jan 1913

Mrs. Perry Reynolds

Mrs Perry Reynolds died Sunday, January 12, shortly before noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs A.B. Lovell in Austin. Though in poor health for several years she was confined to her bed but a week. Her death resulted from heart and lung complications.

Nancy VanSlyke was born seventy years ago the third of the coming February, at Mindenville, N.Y. She was married February 12, 1860 to O.C. Brown and they came to Mower County the following year. In 1862 they settled on the homestead in Nevada which still remains a family possession. Thirty-one years ago last October 28 Mr. Brown died.

Four sons and one daughter of the family born to Mr. and Mrs. Brown are living: Harry of Milnor, N. Dak., Colonel (Orrin J) of Austin, Frank D. living on the home farm in Nevada, George V of Pipestone and Mrs Arthur B. Lovell of Austin. One son Chester died about two years ago.

March 23, 1883 Mrs. Brown was married to Perry Reynolds who survives her. They lived on the farm home until fifteen years ago when they moved to Austin. Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds survive their mother's death: Harlan L. and Mrs. Harry Hermann both of Austin.

Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the Disciples Christian church in Austin. She was the kindest and best of mothers and her devotion to home and its interests was one of the marked characteristics of her life. Mrs. Reynolds was one of those kindly, motherly women, who extends the helping hand to all in need of her ministrations and aid. Her life was a useful, helpful one, and she will be greatly missed by those who loved and leaned upon her.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the A.B. Lovell home. Rev C.D. Belden officiating and internment in Enterprise Cemetery.

NOTE: Nancy VanSlyke Brown Reynolds was the daughter of David D. and Sally (Moyer) VanSlyke, life long residents of Mindenville, NY.

Mower County Transcript
Austin, Minnesota
1 Nov 1882

O.C. Brown, of Nevada, died last Sunday night of typhoid pneumonia aged 49 years and 10 months. Mr. Brown came to Austin on the 20th as a delegate to the Republican Convention. He was taken ill while here, and remained with Nathan Reed, an old friend, in the 3rd ward, until Monday, when he persisted in being taken home. The funeral was held at Enterprise school house in Austin township, yesterday, Rev. Spafford of this city, conducting the services. Mr. Brown leaves a wife and seven children, the wife being a relative of Mrs. George Van Camp. He had been a resident of the county about 22 years and had many friends among his neighbors and acquaintances. He was a hard working, industrious man and died honored and respected, leaving for his children the legacy of an honest life.

NOTE: Ozni C. Brown was born 31 Dec 1833 to Henry and Lucy (Kelly) Brown of St. Johnsville, NY.

4/15/05  Elizabeth Hilts Kinney's obituary was contributed by Hilts researcher Carol Grainger! Carol noted that she obtained them through research done by the Herkimer County Historical Society (HCHS).

Grandma Kinney Dead.

Miss Elizabeth Hilts, wife of R. K. Kinney was born in Herkimer City, Herkimer county, N.Y., May 1, 1846 and departed this life at her home in Laverne Oklahoma, January 8th, 1927, Age 80 years, 8 months and 7 days. She was married to Mr. R.L. Kinney February 28, 1865. To this union was born eight children, two girls and six boys. The girls died in early childhood, but the boys are all living: W.F. (William Francis), James A., Robert, Howard, Calven H. (Calvin) and Bert C., all living in Harper county Oklahoma, except James A. of Wichita Kansas.

4/15/05  These Scullen family obituaries were contributed by Hilts researcher Carol Grainger! Carol noted that she obtained them through research done by the Herkimer County Historical Society (HCHS).

Herkimer Evening Telegram, 1911.

Mrs. Ruth Scullen.

Little Falls, Mar 10- Mrs Ruth Scullen, aged 76 years, relict of the late James Scullen, died at her home on West Main street Thursday, a son and three daughters surviving. The funeral will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev Mr. Cooper officiating. Interment in Rural Grove Cemetery.

Note: James Scullen was married to two Hilts sisters, Catherine M. & Ruth Margaret, both daughters of George and Polly (Casler) Hilts.

"I am interested in hearing from any descendant of James Scullen and the Hilts sisters he married."

Scullens in the 1900 Hughes' Little Falls Directory, page 215.

Scullen Alexander, h 30 Furnance.
Scullen Annie, operative, bds 30 Furance.
Scullen Emma, operative, bds 30 Furance.
Scullen Henry J., moulder, bds 30 Furance.
Scullen Henry Jr., moulder, bds 30 Furance.
Scullen Kate, operative, bds 354 W. Main.
Scullen Ruth, wid h 354 W. Main.
Scullen Thomas, carpenter, h 631 E. Monroe.

Scullens in the 1903 Little Falls Directory, page 222.

Scullen Annie, operative bds 30 Furnace.
Scullen Emma, operative bds 354 W. Main.
Scullen Henry, moulder h 30 Furnace.
Scullen Henry, spinner h 354 W. Main.
Scullen Kate, operative bds. 354 W. Main.
Scullen Mary, wid. Henry h 30 Furnace.
Scullen Nellie, operative bds 30 Furnace.
Scullen Ruth, wid. James h 354 W. Main.
Scullen Thomas, carpenter h 631 E. Main.

Obituary: Herkimer Evening Telegram. 1912

Walter I. Scullen Passed Away at 11:30 Today Following a Week's Illness.

Walter I. Scullen, a life long resident of this town, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Merriott in South Washington street at 11:30 today.

He was born in Smalls Bush, this town and came to this village about 42 years ago, where he has since resided. He was the son of James Scullen and Catherine Hilts Scullen and was in his 62nd year.

His nearest relatives are a half brother Henry Scullen, and two half sisters, the Misses Emma and Catherine Scullen of Little Falls.

Note: relationship to Morris and Ida Perry Marriott - half first cousin, once removed of the wife.

Obituary: Herkimer Evening Telegram, May 1912

Death of Mrs. Mary A. Scullen.

Mary A., beloved wife of Walter Scullen, passed to the higher life this morning at 9:45 from the home in Eastern Avenue.

She was the daughter of Sanford and Mary Hilts, respected and well known residents of the past. Besides the bereaved husband she is survived by a brother and sister, namely Edward A. Hilts and Miss Amanda Hilts, both Herkimer residents. The deceased was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and consistently mindful of the teaching of her faith.

Note: In the 1900 and 1910 census it's stated that Maryann was not the mother of any children.

Scullens listed in the 1910 Herkimer Directory, page 185.

Scullen Mary A., seamstress, bds 309 Eastern ave.
Scullen Walter I., machinist, bds 309 Eastern ave.

4/15/05  Contributed by Hilts researcher Carol Grainger. For further information about persons mentioned, make inquiries of the appropriate historical societies. the Herkimer County Historical Society (HCHS).


Officals now engaged in getting ante-mortem statement.

Everett is reported to be dying at his home in East Herkimer as the result of injuries inflicted by Charles "Loffy" Case, the week of March 11. County officials are now at Slocum's home endeavoring to his ante-mortem statement. Slocum and Ellis Barhydt were arrested on the complaint of Case, charged with assault, third degree and were discharged, it being understood that the grand jury would consider their cases.

Case alleges that Slocum and Barhydt came to his shanty one night and commenced to tear boards from the roof of his hut in East Herkimer. He drove them away and they began throwing stones at the shanty, when he told them if they would come where he was he would give them a thrashing. Evidently Slocum and Barhydt accepted Cases's invitation, and in the scrap it is said Case hit Slocum over the head with a shovel inflicting a scalp wound 6 inches long, which is now expected to result fatally. Case alleges that both men set upon him and began kicking and pounding him.

Note: In the 1900 Herkimer, Herkimer County NY census, Charles Case is listed as living in the Chester Slocum household as a servant, occupation day laborer.

Lots more obits on the Obits Bulletin Board Part 11.

Back to Herkimer County NYGenWeb

Created: 4/12/05
Last Entries Updated: 6/29/05
Copyright © 2005 - 2008 M. Magill/ Carol Grainger / Cheryl Potter / Joanne Murray / Lisa Slaski / Nancy Robinson
Obits Indexing © 2008 Paul McLaughlin
All Rights Reserved.