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Vital Records Extracted from the Yates County Chronicle

Editor: Stafford C. Cleveland

July - August 1869


 

1 July 1869

Mrs. Anna Gregory, who was noticed in this paper a few weeks ago as a lady of 103 years of age, then on her way from Pulteney to Michigan, has since died. She passed away on the 18th of April, at the residence of her son in Concord, Jackson Co., Michigan.

On Sunday morning last, two sons of George Hobson of Barrington, Schuyler, aged 22, and Franklin, aged 17, drove in their buggy directly to Keuka lake, about two miles from home and directly west of the residence of Simeon Thayer, where they went to wash the buggy. When last seen alive, they were engaged in that work with the horse detached from the buggy….

8 July 1869

15 July 1869

Married

·         In Penn Yan, July 5, 1869, by Rev. T. Tousey, Mr. David F. Carey to Miss Hattie L. Carpenter, all of Penn Yan.

Died

·         In Prattsburgh, on Sunday evening, June 27th, Miss Rachel Green, youngest daughter of Mr. J.B. Green, aged 33 years.

Died in Milo, on Wednesday morning, the 14th inst., at the residence of her son, George B. Briggs, Mrs. Anna Briggs, mother of Judge Wm. S. Briggs, at the age of 90 years….

On the 18th of June, Peter Cummings of Tonawanda was drowned at Pendleton, on the Erie Canal. He was seventy years old and had been a canal driver 44 years….

Samuel Walling, aged 88 years, died in Starkey June 5th. He had been a citizen of Starkey since 1841, was a brother-in-law of Isaac Lanning, and for fifty years had been a member of the Methodist Church.

James B. Lanning, a twin brother of Isaac Lanning, died at Belvidere, Illinois, June 17th, at the age of 77 years, lacking one month.

Polly Lawrence, widow of the late William Lawrence, formerly of Milo, died in Barrington June 1st, aged 70 years.

22 July 1869

Darius Feagles, a mechanic long resident at Benton center, died at that place on Monday.

A child of Rev. David Magie, his youngest of two, died last week after a distressing illness, and the parents took the body of their little one to New Jersey for burial.

29 July 1869

Died in Benton, July 23d, 1869, of Scarlet Fever, Mary A., daughter of Lewis P. and Susan A. Holmes, aged 5 years, 8 months and 21 days.

Died in San Francisco, Cal., July 7, 1869, Frederick Wilson Ayers, aged – years, brother of John T. Ayers of Elmira….

Married

·         In Penn Yan, July 22, 1869, by Rev. T. Tousey, Mr. Robert McKay and Miss Helen Gray, all of Penn Yan.

5 August 1869

Died in Italy, August 2d, 1867 [sic], Spencer Clark, aged 81 years.

Isaac Toucey, once a leading Democratic politician in Connecticut, and Secretary of the Navy under Buchanan, died at Hartford last week, at the age of 71 years.

12 August 1869

The Dundee papers record the death of Alanson Gabriel of Starkey, one of the early settlers of that town, in the seventy-sixth year of his age.

Eli Foote, Esq., of Middlesex died at his home in Middlesex Center, on the 27th of July at the age of 66 years.

Lyman Strowbridge and wife, of Trumansburg, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage on the 12th inst.

19 August 1869

Edwin R. Randall died on Thursday last after a lingering illness of consumption. Mr. Randall held the office of Canal Superintendent which is vacated by his death.

Dr. Henry J. Jackson, late of this village, died at Geneva on Tuesday. The Doctor had suffered from dropsy for some time, and his death was not unexpected. …

26 August 1869

Died in Milo, August 20th, 1869, George Fitzwater, aged 80 years, 4 mo’s and 29 days. George Fitzwater was born March 21st, 1789, in Whitepain township, Montgomery Co., Penn. George and Hannah Fitzwater, parents of the deceased, with their six children, left their pleasant home sixteen miles north of Philadelphia, to find a new one in the wilderness country…. His remains repose in the Fitzwater cemetery, beside father, mother and sisters….