Obituaries from the
"Hamilton County News"
1901

Reprinted with permission from the
Hamilton County News!
Transcribed by Annie Weaver
 


Note: These obits were reprinted in the newspaper in the 1970s and are taken from the later papers.

April 16-30, 1901
Death: On April 29, Miss Eliza Adams, 71, born in Otsego County of Thomas Adams and Susan Arnold, died at the home of Albert Ladeaux in Hope. Burial was in Gloversville.

March 18-31, 1901
Deaths: Edward Anderson, Jr. 37, of Newcomb, a lumber contractor well known at Long Lake, died March 22. Born in Wevertown of John Anderson, Sr., born Canada, and Catherine McAveigh, born Ireland, he had lived at Newcomb for five years. Dr. Frederick Stanford Decker was the attending physician. The deceased was buried at Newcomb.

June 16-30, 1901:
The death of Lewis Austin, 35, on Saturday, June 22, 1901 at his parents home threw a shadow of sorrow over the whole village of Lake Pleasant, where he was well-known and universally wanted. He had suffered through 3 months of Bright's disease and was cheerful to the last. His parents and sister survive.

July 1-15, 1901:
On July 5, 1901, Norton Barnam, 26, single, banker, born Brewston Station, Putnam Co., died at Sabael in Town of Indian Lake. He was son of Stephen C. and Amelia A. Barnam, both born of New York City. He was assistant teller of the Merchants Bank of New York. Funeral was held at the Locke House on Sunday morning, the Rev. C. L. Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Brooklyn.

On Oct.22, 1901 Isaac S. Bass, 83, farmer, died at Hope. He was born at Hope of Nathaniel Bass and Margaret Scribner, both born Hope. Dr. A. J. Avery attended. Burial was at Northville.

August 16-31, 1901:
The community of Morehouseville was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. Matilda Becraft, 76, on Tuesday morning, August 27, 1901. She was born in Schoharie County, moving to Morehouse as a child. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter-in-law. Mrs. Maggie Becraft, the Rev. Fulton officiating. Burial was in Spruce Hill Cemetery. She left two daughters, Mrs. Theodore C. Remonda of Morehouseville and Mrs. Jennie E. Ackler of Ilion.

April 1-15, 1901
Deaths: On April 13 at Arietta occurred the death of Alexander Boden, 6 days, born Arietta of Alexander Boden, born St. John's, Canada and Mary Boden, born in Wells. Burial was at Arietta.

July 1-15, 1901:
George W. Boyd, 33, formerly of Amsterdam, but for the past three years a resident of Speculator, died on Tuesday, July 2, 1901, from tubercular Meningitis of the brain after a short illness. He was survived by his widow, two children, his father, and one brother, Charles, of New York City. The remains were taken to Amsterdam for burial.

The death of Isaac Brown, 67, a former resident of Wells, occurred at Gloversville on Oct. 22, 1901. He had left his home that day with a basket and small trowel to gather wild flowers. The police were notified when he did not return and a searching party of 50 men was organized. About noon on Sunday, the body was found by two dogs lying face downward in swampy land near Berkshire Pond. He had apparently tripped and fallen, but death was believed due to organic heart trouble. He was survived by two daughters, Miss Emma Brown of Gloversville and Mrs. Edgar Lautman of Port Chester. During part of his residency at Wells, he occupied the farm owned in 1901 by Peter Stoner.

Feb. 16-28, 1901
George Brownell and Mrs. Joseph Ross
An occurrence that shocked the county was the death of George Brownell, 30, a lumberman of Hope Falls, who was instantly killed about 10 a.m. Monday morning, Feb 25, 1901 while drawing logs. He was sitting on top of the load and while going down a steep hill about seven miles north of Hope Falls, the heavily loaded sleigh slewed around in the road and he was thrown to the ground with such force that his skull was smashed and his neck broken.

    His brother, Seymour Brownell, who was a short distance behind with another load of logs, saw the accident, ran to the scene, then had to place his dead brother's body on one of the sleighs and guide the two teams to Hope Falls to notify their mother, Mrs. Joseph Ross, 61, with whom the dead brother had lived. Here, for the second time within a few hours, Seymour received a severe shock when he found his mother lying dead in bed.

    The double funeral was held in the Baptist Church in Northville on Feb. 27. Joseph Ross, husband of Mrs. Ross and stepfather of the Brownell boys was then in the Klondike.

On Nov. 12, 1901, Mrs. Mary Griffen Burch, 48, died at North River after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of George Griffen. She left a husband, Richard Burch, and two daughters, the Misses Ida and Clara Burch; also one brother, George Griffen of Tower City. Four sisters also survived; Miss Lottie Griffen of Indian Lake, Mrs. J. H. Wheeler and Mrs. B. F. Merwin of Blue Mountain Lake and Mrs. W. C. Cochrane of Pottersville. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church.

April 16-30, 1901
Death: The identity of a man whose body was found at Caroga Lake was established, not withstanding the fact that the features were unrecognizable owing to decomposition. The clothing, which consisted of an undershirt, trousers, shoes, were identified as Hiram Burke's of Arietta. His hat and coat had disappeared. The body was found lying in a gully; face downward, with the feet more than three feet from the water's edge.

Feb. 16-28, 1901
Death: On Monday, Feb. 25, Clara, 17-month old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George H. Cargin, Wells, succumbed to the grippe.

June 1-15, 1901:
Lena, little daughter of Eugene Champaign of Hope died June 15, 1901 from pneumonia.

June 1-15, 1901:
June 15, Seley Champine died 3yrs 11 mos., died in Hope of pneumonia, daughter of Eugene and Eugenia Coulombe Champaign, both born Canada, Buried in Wells,

August 16-31, 1901:
On August 20, 1901, Richard Cleveland, 40, of Benson, was killed when he fell through an opening in the upper floor of the Lyon House at Northville. He was survived by his wife and several children.

Jan. 16-31, 1901 Death: On Jan. 19 at Wells, Mrs. Tina Ann Cozine passed away. Born at Red Hook, N. Y., she married to the late James Cozine on Oct. 14, 1841. In 1849 they removed to Poughkeepsie, then in 1868 came to the Town of Hope. About 1897, they moved to live with their son, C. C. Cozine in Wells. James Cozine died in 1899. Surviving were three children: Mrs. C. W. Arnold of Gloversville, Charles C. Cozine of Wells, and James Cozine of Glens Falls. Interment was in Wells Cemetery.

August 1-15, 1901:
On August 9, 1901, the death of Lee Craig, 4, occurred at Wells. He was born in Gloversville of Henry Craig, born Wells and Mary F. Vorif, born Murryville, Ill. Burial was at Wells.

August 16-31, 1901:
On August 24, 1901, Jane Crombie, 86, died at Lake Pleasant of old age and heart trouble. She was a native of England.

August 16-31, 1901:
On August 29, 1901, Edwin K. Duval, 25, insurance clerk of Brooklyn, died at Hope of consumption. He was the son of Edwin Duval and Hannah Vanarnam. Burial was at Northville.

May 16-31, 1901:
On May 28, 1901 at Indian Lake, John Edmed, 37, single, stage driver, died. He was born at Ashford, England of George John and Mary Ann Edmed, and had lived at Indian Lake three years. He was buried in Troy.

March 18-31, 1901
Death: Louise Eglin, two-year old daughter of W. T. and Louise Eglin, died March 30 and was buried in Upper Benson Cemetery.

March 1-17, 1901
Death: On March 11, William Eglin died at his home in Benson. He was born March 13, 1863 and had married the former Sarah Palmateer, who survived. Interment was in Middle Benson Cemetery.

March 1-17, 1901
Death: On March 14, Elijah P. Fish, 59, died at Indian Lake. Born at Fort Ann, he had resided at Indian Lake for 29 years. Dr. Fred Stevenson attended. He was buried at Blue Mountain Lake.

On October 5, 1901, the funeral of the two-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Clark Ford of Waterford was held at the Wells Baptist Church. Burial was in Wells.

Feb. 1-15, 1901
Death: The death of John Harvey Forest, 19, occurred at Indian Lake on Feb. 6. He was born in Brooklyn of John A. and Pauline Forest. Burial was in Glens Falls.

April 16-30, 1901
Death: On Friday, April 26, George Fuller, 37, died at his home in Alvord. He was survived by a widow and three children and one sister: Mrs. Frank Stockton of North Creek. The funeral was held in the Wells M. E. Church and interment was in Wells Cemetery.

April 16-30, 1901
Death: On April 27, Emory Gardner, age 1 years, son of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Gardner, died at Wells. The child was one of twins and had been sickly for some time. The funeral was held April 29. Burial was at Wells.

March 1-17, 1901
Death: On March 14, the death of A. W. Grennell, 75, occurred at Wells. Born in Vermont of Abram Grennell, he lived in Wells for 50 years. Interment was at Wells.

May 1-15, 1901:
Death: George W. Harden, 26, a former Wells resident and janitor at the Nathan Littaur Hospital, shot and killed himself sometime after 11 on Saturday night, May 11, in the outskirts of the city on East Fulton Street. He said to have brooded over an unsuccessful love affair. He was survived by a brother, Fred Harden of Wells, and 2 sisters: Mrs. Fred Graham of Gloversville and Mrs. Oscar Deming of Broadalbin.

May 16-31, 1901:
The death from diphtheria of Frederick J. Harris, 27, only son of County Treasurer Peter Harris occurred at his home in Ballston Spa on Fri. morning May 31. He was born in Hope on Dec. 6, 1873. In 1900 he married Josephine Rock of Ballston Spa, who survived him. Also surviving by his father and mother, 4 sisters; Mrs. John Harris and Mrs. Charles H. Griffin of Gloversville and Mrs. William Washburn of Wells. Buried in Northville.

On December 13, 1901, Sybil Foote Harris, 50, died at Hope, where she had resided for 25 years. She was born in Northampton of Aaron Foote, born Northampton, and Caroline Gifford, born of Hope. Burial was at Northville.

June 16-30, 1901:
On June 19, 1901, the death of William Spring Harris, 39, machinist, occurred at Indian Lake. He was born in Rhode Island of Davis Harris. Burial in Schenectady.

June 16-30, 1901:
On June 29, 1901 Esther Hutchins, 45, wife of Arvin Hutchins, died in Indian Lake where she resided for 38 years. Born in Whitehall of H. W. and Elizabeth Lamphere, both born Dresden, N. Y. She was buried in Indian Lake.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, 1901, the death of Mrs. Bridget Kreuzer, 76, occurred at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Caroline Kreuzer at Herkimer. She was survived by one son, Supervisor Henry F. Kreuzer and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Rickard, both of Morehouseville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hanrell of Fort Plain. The funeral was held at St. Francis de Sales Church at Herkimer. Burial was at Morehouseville.

On Nov. 8, 1901, Henry W. Lamphere, 73, widower, farmer, died at Indian Lake. Born at Fort Plain of Leander and Abigail Lamphere, he had lived at Indian Lake for 40 years. Burial was at Indian Lake.

March 18-31, 1901
Death: The funeral of Agnes, infant daughter of Mrs. Sam Lawrence of Speculator, was held March 31 at the schoolhouse.

May 16-31, 1901:
The death of Marinus W. Lawrence, 68, of Lake Pleasant, occurred Thursday, May 30, 1901 at the Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea, where he was taken Oct. 18, 1900. He was survived by 5 sons: Willet, Abe, Van, Frank and Sam Lawrence and 3 daughters: Mrs. Isaiah Perkins and Mrs. Lee Fountain of Lake Pleasant, and Mrs. Frank Stanley of Wevertown. Interment was at Lake Pleasant.

On Nov. 12, 1901, Blanche Mattice, age 4 months, died at Wells. She was born at Wells of Jerome Mattice and Emma Carr. Burial was at Wells.

July 1-15, 1901:
Hugh McGraw, 60, of Rudeston, who was taken to Littauer Hospital at Gloversville a few weeks previous, died there on Monday evening, July 1, 1901

June 16-30, 1901:
Long Lake residents were shocked at the murder of Alma Eliza Middleton, 28, by her husband, George Middleton, 50, at Pottersville June 20. She was a daughter of George Stanton, guide at Long Lake. Left motherless when a little girl, she had been raised by her uncle, the late Amos Agard of Pottersville. She had been married 12 years ago to Middleton, a native of Warrensburgh, who earned a meager income traveling into Warren, Essex and Hamilton Counties soliciting orders for enlarge pictures and peddling spectacles and other small wares. He was twice married and divorce from his first wife. Four children survive.

June 16-30, 1901:
On June 20, 1901, the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Heman Morrison of Ashton died of pneumonia, aged 11months, and 3 weeks. The funeral was held in Wells Methodist Church, The Rev. J. Haskeel Keep officiating.

Isaiah Morrison, 60, of Alvord, died suddenly Sept. 30, 1901. He was born at Wells of Abram and Jerusha Morrison. Surviving were a widow, and 3 children; Edgar, Mrs. Adelbert Buyce and Alvin. Burial at Wells.

Jan. 1-15, 1901:
Death: On Jan. 9, Darwin J. Ordway, age 4 months, 29days, born at Indian Lake of Leon F. Ordway, born Warren County and Lillie Hall, born Indian lake, died at Indian Lake and was buried in Glens Falls.

August 1-15, 1901:
On August 8, 1901, Mrs. Catherine E. Ovitt, 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Hastings, Warrensburg. Born in Darrowsville, she had lived 37 years in Warrensburg. Survivors besides her husband, Rufus Orvitt, included Mrs. Sanford Brooks of Indian Lake. The funeral was held August 8 at the Warrensburg Methodist Church, the Rev. H. S. Wood officiating.

April 1-15, 1901
Deaths: On April 1, Henry Ryan Page, 75, died at his home in Speculator of cancer.

April 1-15, 1901
Deaths: On April 2 occurred the death of Eva Parent, 11 months, born in Indian Lake of John and Delphene Parent, and born Canada. Burial was at Blue Mountain Lake.

The death of John Pelcher, Sr., 84, occurred at Lake Pleasant on Dec. 3, 1901. He was survived by a widow; 2 sons, Nelson Pelcher of Wells and John E. of Lake Pleasant; a daughter, Mrs. Julia Shattuck of Cassapolis, Mich. The funeral was held on Dec.5.

Jan. 1-15, 1901:
Death: On Jan. 3, Nancy Pettit, 83, daughter of Cornelius Francisco, died at Wells. She was married to William Pettit, Hotel Keeper.

On October 9, 1901, the death of John Seaman, 38, married, farmer, occurred at Long Lake. Born at Schroon Lake to Ransom Seaman and Maude Starlin, both born Crown Point, he had lived at Long Lake three years. Interment was at Long Lake.

May 1-15, 1901:
Death: Word came of the death of William E. Spier of New York City, member of the old Morgan Lumber Company, which was emerged into the International Paper Company, of which, Mr. Spier was treasurer. He had a wide acquaintance throughout this section, which was the scene of the largest operations of the old lumber company.

April 16-30, 1901
Death: A fatality occurred on the drive on East Stony Creek on April 16, when William Stanley, 35, who had charge of a boat, was drowned when the boat was smashed. His body was found on Saturday, April 20, near the bridge at the foot of Stony Creek hill. He was born in North Creek of Alfred Stanley, born Saratoga County, and Lucy Jane Cross, born Luzerne. Burial was at North Creek.

William Stanyon, Sr., 79, died Thursday Sept 17, 1901, at Wells. He was born in England in 1822 and came to this country on Jan 1, 1869, settling first in Amsterdam, Ashton and Northville. He was a Wells resident for about 30 years. Besides a widow, he was survived by 3 sons, Frank, Willliam and Hamilton; 4 daughters, Mrs. John Dunham and Mrs. Wallace Lawrence of Wells, Mrs. Orson matt ice of Marcus Iowa and Mrs. John Delaney of Cranberry Creek. Funeral at Wells Methodist Church. Interment in village cemetery.

Jan. 16-31, 1901
Death: At nearby Newcomb, David St. Oura, 57, committed suicide on Sunday morning, Jan. 20, by shooting himself in the head with a Winchester rifle. Domestic trouble was said to have been the cause. He left a wife and six children.

Feb. 1-15, 1901
Death: On Feb. 4, the death of Blanche Stone, 15-year-old daughter of Nathaniel Stone, born in Vermont, and Sarah Stone, born in Thurman, occurred at Long Lake. Dr. E. D. Burch was the doctor and S. D. Lamos, the undertaker. Burial was at Long Lake.

Feb. 16-28, 1901
Death: On Feb. 22, death came to Mrs. James Sturges, 30, of Speculator after a lingering illness. She was survived by hew husband and three small children, Sarah, 6 1/2 years old, Kenneth, 2 1/2 years old, and Lizzie, four months; also her mother, Mrs. Charles Dingman of Gloversville; four brothers and one sister. Services were conducted in the schoolhouse by the Rev. Willbanks. Music was furnished by a choir from Wells composed of Messers. Hanley and Merrill, Mrs. Fred Burgess, Mrs. Ron Perry, and Mrs. C. B. Hanley. Mrs. Cozine presided at the organ. Interment was in the graveyard adjoining the schoolhouse.

On Sept. 18, 1901, at Benson occurred the death of Mrs. Earl Sweet, 36. She was born in Benson on Jan 22, 1865 of Henry Manzer, born Benson and Ann Sherlock born Ireland. Burial was in Gifford's Valley Cemetery.

March 18-31, 1901
Death: Joseph Thibault, 26, single, died March 29 at Indian Lake. Born in Canada of Estrevnia and Joseph Thibault. He had resided at Indian Lake for seven years. Dr. Fred Stevenson attended. Burial was at St. Thomas, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Feb. 16-28, 1901

Death: Mrs. C. A. Tuckers of Naomi, Mo., a former Wells resident, passed away Feb. 16, aged 81 years. She was a sister of Nathaniel and Levi Wagner of Wells and Archibald Wager of Mayfield and aunt of Myron H. Buyce.

On Monday, Sept. 9, 1901, at 1 a.m. at Wells, occurred the death of Mrs. Rosa Vallieu, 28, wife of Edward Vallieu, after an illness of nine months of consumption. She was the daughter of John DeGroff. Besides her husband and father, she left three young children; one sister, Mrs. Heman Morrison of Piseco; one half-sister, Miss Lydia DeGroff of Wells; and two half-brothers, John and Cornelius DeGroff of Wells. Funeral was held at the Wells Methodist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m., the Rev. J. H. Keep officiating. Burial was at Wells.

On Nov. 18, 1901, at Hope occurred the death of Mrs. Jack Wadsworth. She left a husband and three small children, besides her father, mother, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. The funeral was held on Wednesday at the Lobdell schoolhouse, the Rev. McChesney officiating.

The illness of Truman B. Washburn, 67, was terminated by death on Saturday morning, Oct. 12 at Wells. He had spent nearly all his life at Wells, the people honoring him with public offices. He was survived by a widow and four children, Gilbert and Cornelius Washburn of Wells, and Mrs. James Donlon and Mrs. Henry Savage of Mayfield. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church and burial was at Wells.

On Nov. 16, 1901, Truman B. Washburn, 66, died at Wells. A resident of Wells for 50 years, he was born in Hope of Ely Washburn, born Luzerne and Clarcy Darnee. Burial was at Wells.

June 1-15, 1901:
William Weaver, 41, son of Mr. And Mrs. John Weaver of Wells died June 4, 1901 in Marcus Iowa leaving widow and 7 children.

On Nov. 21, 1901, John H. Wheeler, 43, a prominent resident and merchant of Blue Mountain Lake, died at his home. He was born at Stony Creek of Lyman and Amanda Wheeler, both born Stony Creek. Surviving a widow and one son, his father and his sister, Mrs. Ella Orton of Warrensburgh. The funeral was held on Saturday under the auspices of Warrensburgh Lodge, 425, F&AM of which he was a member. Burial was at Blue Mountain Lake.

On Sept. 9, 1901, at Northville occurred the death of Nelson Whitman, who had been born in Wells, June 28, 1821, a son of Isaiah Whitman. He left a widow; one brother, Joel Whitman, and three sisters, Pheobe Whitman, Clarissa Taylor and Mrs. William H. Fry. He was converted at age 17 and was ordained a deacon by Bishop Edward S. James at Albany, May 14, 1854. After a few years, he became a pastor at Green Bay, Wisc. He served as captain of Co F, 21st Wisc. volunteers and as Army chaplain. He was married to Miss Melissa C. Stone at St. Johnsville, on June 13, 1883. Interment was at Northville.

Jan. 1-15, 1901:
Death: On Jan. 15 occurred the death of Peter Whitman, 23, son of Oliver W. Whitman and Claresy Uoellef of Wells. Burial was at Wells.

Wesley A. Wood, 64, farmer of Hope Falls, died on Nov. 15. He was born at Hope Falls of Arnold Wood and Olive Bristol, both born Edinburgh. Interment was at Osborne's Bridge Cemetery.

 

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