Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mrs. Sarah J. Tuttle (1918)

   Mrs. Sarah Jane Tuttle died Monday night at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. James J. Root, on Greene Street.  Mrs. Tuttle was born in Stockbridge, N. Y., 87 years ago. 

   The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the body was placed in the vault in Riverview cemetery and later will be taken to Columbus, this county, for burial.

A Surprise Visit

   Eleven friends of Mrs. Jane Mowry gathered at her daughter's, Mrs. J. Edgar Brown's, on Thursday morning, the occasion being Mrs. Mowry's 65th birthday.

   It was intended for a surprise, but she would not be surprised and declared she was just getting ready for company.  At one o'clock they were invited to the dining room.  The color scheme was pink and white, and every one did justice to the ample repast that was served.

   The combined ages of the twelve at the table was 843 years.  After dinner, the guest showered Mrs. Mowry with many pretty gifts, and after a few hours of social intercourse, left for home wishing Mrs. Mowry many happy returns of the day.
Died Monday Evening at Home of Her Son

   Sarah E., widow of Charles Root, died Monday evening at the home of her son, Lavern E. Root, on Greene street.  She was in the 79th year of her age.

   Mrs. Root was born in McDonough on Dec. 28, 1834, and was a daughter of Samuel and Harriet Curtis Elwood, for many years well known residents of that town.  She married Charles Root, a native of Oxford, and for a great many years they resided in McDonough.  About ten years ago Mr. Root had a shock and they removed to this village, where he died a few months later.

   The subject of this sketch was a woman well liked by her acquaintances for her friendly and kindly acts.  She was a sufferer for years from a cancer, but her last illness was of a bronchial nature and her weakened constitution succumbed to that disease.

   Mrs. Root is survived by one son, Lavern e. Root, a brother, Solomon Elwood of McDonough, a sister, Mrs. Alfred Smith of McGraw, and a foster sister, Mrs. Henry A. Mowry of this town.

The funeral was held at the house yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. A. O. Austin, pastor of the Methodist church officiating.  Interment was at McDonough.


   Norwich, June 4. -- It is a matter of general regret that at the close of the school year, Prof. Wayne G. Benedict will sever his connection with the Norwich schools to go to Wisconsin, where he has purchased a large and fertile tract of land and will engage in farming on an extensive scale.

   Prof. Benedict has been principal of the Norwich High School for the past three years, having charge of the academic department and teaching mathematics.  The position is a very difficult one to fill, but he has proven not only a competent and very efficient instructor, but a just and superior disciplinarian as well.  Students equally with the teachers associated with him, as well as patrons of the school, lament his decision to leave the teaching profession and yield to the back to the call in the west.

   Mr. Benedict graduated from the Norwich High School in the class of 1902 and from Colgate University in 1906.  He then took the principalship of the Brookfield High School, leaving after two years to become the English teacher at Colgate academy.  When the academy was discontinued, he came to this city and took up and carried through his work in a most satisfactory manner.

   Knowing his aggressive, wide awake nature, coupled with his intelligent and tireless energy, his many friends do not anticipate that having once put his hand to the plow in the productive natural field of the west, he will have any cause to look back with regret to his abandoned intellectual field of the east.

Mrs. Maria Wheeler Hallett

   Formerly of Oxford, Died at Age of 80 Years

   Mrs. Maria Wheeler, widow of Devillo Hallett, died at the Willard Asylum, Ovid, last week and her body was brought here for burial.  The funeral was held from the home of her brother, Julius Wheeler, on Mechanic street, Tuesday afternoon.

   Mrs. Hallett was 80 years old and was born in this town.  She was the eldest of the children of Henry and Miranda Shapley Wheeler, and many years of her later life were spent in Auburn with her children.

   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eva Carrington and Mrs. William Carrington and two brothers in Oxford, Thomas and Juilus Wheeler.

Mrs. Samira Padgett
Who Celebrated Her 84th Birthday Dec 1 [1914]

   The above is an excellent picture of Mrs. Samira Padgett, whose 84th birthday was celebrated December 1st at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Della Mead on Albany street, mention of which was made in The Review last week.

"Eye hath not seen, tongue hath not 
And ear hath not heard it sung,
How buoyant and bold, though it 
seems to grow old,
is the heart, forever young;
Forever young - though life's old age
Hath every nerve unstrung;
The heart, the heart is a heritage
That keeps the aged young."


  Mrs. Samira Padgett, an Aged Woman of Albany Street

   Samira A. Russell, widow of James Padgett, died Monday, Sept. 6, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adella S. Mead, on Albany street.  She was in the 85th year of her age.

   Mrs. Padgett was born Dec. 1, 1830, at Windsor, Broome county.  Her parents were Rev. Bishop A. Russell, a Baptist minister, and Catherine C. Blake Russell, who in later life resided in this town.  During her father's pastorate he was ten years in Guilford.  Her married to James Padgett of Oxford occurred March 25, 1849, and his death occurred Feb. 18, 1890.  They, during his lifetime, lived on a farm at East Oxford.  Mr. Padgett's ancestors came from England at a very early date and were among the first settlers of this town.

   Two years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Padgett went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mead, to reside.  She was a woman whose chief considerations were her home and family, and she took an interest in all movements for good.  She was a member of the Guilford Methodist Episcopal Church, but during her residence in this village, her health had not permitted her to attend services but a very few times.  For a few weeks previous to her death, Mrs. Padgett  failed rapidly, and it was with perfect resignation she received her call.  She had made all the arrangements for her funeral which were carefully carried out.

   Mrs. Padgett is survived by five children, Mrs. Adella S. Mead of this village, Mrs. Cora B. Cluff of Brisbin, Ward B. Padgett and Homer Padgett of Oxford, and Peter b. Padgett of Greene; also by one sister, Mrs. Catherine Fleming of Oxford, a half-sister, Mrs. Charles Gordon of this village, and a half-brother, Wallace A. Russell of Eldred, Pa.

   The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, Rev. R. A. Gates officiating.  The bearers were Judge H. C. Stratton, Charles M. Stone, William Dunn and James Burke.  Interment was in Riverview cemetery.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mrs. Hannah A. Coman
Former Resident of Oxford Died at Brisbin, Saturday

   Hannah A. Jones, widow of John M. Coman, died Saturday, July 18, at the home of her son, William W. Coman, at Brisbin.

   Mrs. Coman was born at Solon, Cortland county, 80 years ago and was the daughter of Rev. A. B. Jones, who was pastor of the Baptist Church in East Pharsalia many years.  Her marriage to Mr. Coman occurred in 1854.  For a few months she and her husband lived in a western state and then returned to this vicinity, spending a greater portion of their married life in Oxford.  Since Mr. Coman's death in 1902, she had resided with her son, when not assisting in the care of the sick.  Mrs. Coman united with the Baptist Church in Yale Settlement in Guilford a number of years ago, and on coming to Oxford transferred her membership to the Baptist Church in this village, of which she was a consistent member.  She was a woman of a friendly nature and had many friends in town.  On June 24 she sustained a shock and since that date had two more, the last one resulting in her death.  Besides her son, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Adeline Flynn of Greene.

   The funeral was held at the Baptist Church in this village, Tuesday at 12 o'clock, Rev. R. A. Gates officiating.  Burial was in Riverview cemetery.

Mrs. H. L. Nash

   Lucy J. Winsor, widow of Hobart Lewis Nash, died at the home of George Strawn on Greene Street Sunday morning, about 10 o'clock.  She had been ill for about five weeks, and suffered a shock the middle of last week, from which she did not rally.

   Mrs. Nash was born in Guilford May 13, 1844, and was the daughter of Ephanetus and Irene Phelps Winsor.  December 26, 1866, she married Hobart L. Nash of Guilford, and they resided in that village till the year 1902, when they came to Oxford, Mr. Nash becoming interested in the Butts-Nash Machine Co.  Mr. Nash died on November 3, 1912.  About five weeks ago she became nervous and feared that she was going to break down, and  went to Mr. Strawn's home to rest and recuperate.  However, she steadily failed.

   Mrs. Nash was a remarkable personality, one whose memory will be cherished among those whose pleasure it has been to know her; and to know her was to love her.  She was a fountain of cheerfulness and optimism, and a few minutes in her natural, sympathetic presence has cured many a case of despondency and down-heartedness.  She was charitable in spirit and her kindly deeds were proverbial.  Mrs. Nash possessed marked elocutionary powers, and has been the soul and life at many a social gathering.  Perfectly natural and unassuming, she was at home anywhere where she could add cheer and happiness.

   Mrs. Nash was the eldest of five children and was 12 years of age when her mother died.  There and then, she learned to assume burdens cheerfully and took upon herself the care of the other children.  Her husband was a veteran of the war and she was naturally interested in the Grand Army and other patriotic movements; but besides that, on both her father and mother's sides, she was a daughter of the Revolution.

   She is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Luella Lally; two brothers, Ephanetus Winsor of Norwich and Ellsworth Winsor of Greene.  She was a member of St. Paul's Church and LaFayette Chapter, No. 340, O. E. S.

   Up to the last, Mrs. Nash was controlled by her good cheer.  To those who called on her during her illness, she expressed herself as confident that it was not long to the end; but she let them understand that there would be "no sadness of farewell" when she embarked.  She gave explicit directions regarding her funeral arrangements, named the bearers, and directed every detail.

   The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Strawn home, and was in charge of LaFayetter Chapter, No. 340 Order of the Eastern Star.  The service was led by Worthy Patron Walter H. Smith.  The funeral was largely attended, attending the love and esteem in which the deceased was held.

   The body was taken to Guilford and placed in Christ Church, where the church funeral service was conducted by the Rector, Rev. H. W. Little, assisted by Rev. Theodore Haydn of St. Paul's Church.  The bearers were George Havens, George Richards, Austin Bourne and Fred Mead of Guilford.  Interment was made in Sunset Cemetery.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Some of the newspaper articles have no date or source.  The date in parenthesis after the name is the date, in handwriting, found on the article.
If there is a source or date, I will include it without the parenthesis.
Wheaton J. Race

   Greene, May 10 - Wheaton J. Race died in Oxford on Saturday afternoon, May 7, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Gordon whom he was visiting.  He had been ill for some time, but his death was a great shock to his many friends.

   Mr. Race was one of the few remaining G. A. R. men of the Greene post, and will be greatly missed by his comrades in that organization.  He was one of the village's most respected and oldest citizens, having past his 78th birthday.

   He is survived by his wife, a brother, Devalson, two sons, Harvey of the state of Washington and Wilson of Syracuse and two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Gordon of Oxford and Mrs. Willard Salisbury of Greene.

   The funeral was held from the late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Paul Monk officiating.

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Mrs. Helen A. Waters
   Mrs. Helen A. Waters, widow of the late Edgar Waters, died at her home on Greene Street, Wednesday morning, December 24, aged 82 years.

   Mrs. Waters was the daughter of Thomas G. and Amanda Wright Walker and was born in New Berlin.

   She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Alice W. Bartlett, of Oxford and by two sons, Jesse, of Chicago, and Ernest, of Belmont, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Gertrude Bartlett of this village.

   Funeral service will be held at her home on Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. I. A. Bronson, pastor of the M. E. church, of which she was a member for many years.  Burial will be made in Riverview.