Thursday, April 9, 2015


Veteran of Civil War Resident of Oxford for Many Years, Dies at His home in Binghamton


    James Dolan, a former resident of this village, died at his home in Binghamton Thursday, April 7, in the 78th year of his age.

   Mr. Dolan was the son of William and Hannah Tower Dolan and was born in Ireland September 7, 1842.  In about the year 1847 the family moved to this country and Mr. Dolan's father bought a farm in Smithville where James grew to young manhood.  When the Civil War broke out he felt the call to support his country and enlisted in the 10th N. Y. Cavalry Co. K.  He served faithfully and took part in many battles among them Gettysburg.  He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

   Mr. Dolan made his home in Oxford for many years, but for the last twenty-five years he has resided in Binghamton.  His wife, whose maiden name was Ida Colman, a resident of McDonough, at the time of their marriage, died in that city in October 1900.  He had a great many friends in this village and is remembered by his kindly deeds and his love for dumb animals.  He is survived by his two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Frost and Mrs. H. A. Evans of this village.

   A prayer service was held at his home on Saturday night and his body was brought to Oxford Sunday morning.  Funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Frost on Merchant Street, conducted by Rev. J. M. Chambers.  Burial was made in Riverview Cemetery.


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