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Fulton County, New York



Civil War Obituaries

Abram Weaver - July 11, 1914.  Aged 70 years, died at his home, 18 Cottage Street, at 8:45 o'clock Saturday evening after an illness of about one year.  He had been a member of the First Baptist church for the past twenty years.  He was also a member of the Col. Sammons Post, No. 242, G. A. R., of this city, being a veteran of the 153rd regiment Co. F., NYS Volunteers.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Saxton and three grandchildren Alice E., Ellen, and Hugh Abram Saxton, all of this city; and five sisters. Mrs. Caroline Clothier, of New York city, Mrs. George Dingman of Meco, Mrs. Giles A. Nothrup of Glen, Mrs. P. J. Fitzpatrick of this city and Mrs. William Gravestine of St. Johnsville.
  The funeral will be held at the home, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Sears, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate and interment will be made in the North Bush cemetery.

Daniel McLaughlin (McLoughlin) - April 30, 1908.  Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira J. Nellis, at St. Johnsville, occurred the death of Daniel McLaughlin, from Bright's disease, aged 83 years.  Mr. McLaughlin had been in failing health for some time and had resided with his daughter for about two years.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.  Deceased is survived by three sons, Eugene and Daniel of Johnstown and Albert of Utica, and two daughters Mrs. Ira J. Nellis of St. Johnsville, and Mrs. Ira Whitlock of Ephratah.  The funeral was held from the residence at 11 a.m. yesterday, Rev. H. G. Rockwell officiating.  Interment at Ephratah.

Leander Snell - April 3, 1911.  died yesterday noon at 12 o'clock at the home of his son, Albert Snell, corner of West Fulton and North Market streets after a brief illness of paralysis.  The deceased was born in Montgomery county seventy-three years ago but had resided in Garoga fro twenty-five years previous to making his home in this city about six months ago.  He was a veteran of the Civil war having served three years in Co. A., 115th Regiment of NY.  Mr. Snell was a member of the Methodist church of Rockwood and a man who enjoyed the respect of a great number of friends.
  Two sons, Albert and Alexander Snell of this city survive, also three daughters, Mrs. Frank Stowell of Johnstown, Mrs. William Monk of Tribes Hill and Mrs. Charles Stearns of Rockwood.
  The funeral will be held at the home of his son, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. Foster Stone, pastor of the St. Mark's Lutheran church officiating.  The remains will be placed in the receiving vault of the Johnstown cemetery until spring when they will be interred in the Rockwood cemetery. 


World War II Obituaries


Private Jack Cook Killed In Action
Mrs. Pearl Cook, of 46 James street, has received word that her son, Private Wesley (Jack) Cook was killed in action in Germany, April 6.  Private Cook went to Bath with his father to make his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Coats some years ago and went into service from there when he was sixteen years of age.  He was a paratrooper and had been overseas about eighteen months.  Private Cook was born in New York City and came to Gloversville when about three years of age. (Leader-Republican, May 8, 1945).

Sgt. Robert Holmes:  Lost His Life When Allied Ship Was Blasted
Relatives here have received additional information from the War Department concerning the death of Sergeant Robert Holmes, Mayfield and Gloversville boy, who lost his life in action with the U. S. forces in England.
  The adjutant general notified his mother, Charlotte Morrison, living in Cortland, that he was killed when two ships in an American convoy were blasted by enemy fire in the English channel in April.
  The sergeant's father, John Holmes, resides in Schenectady.

Samuel N. Passero, Killed on Saipan
First Sergeant Samuel N. Passero, 18, of 201 North Perry, was killed in action July 8 on Saipan Island in the Pacific while fighting with Company M of the 105th Infantry, according to a War Department wire received Wednesday.
  He was a veteran of three wars having served with former Company G on the Mexican border and in the first World War and was the father of thirteen children (ten now living) including three sons in service.
  "Sam", as he was popularly known, continued in active National Guard service after his return from France a quarter century ago, was employed in full time capacity at the State Armory in Gloversville and was spoken of his former buddies as one of the best soldiers ever sent from this city or Gloversville.

Rene Welter Missing
Pictured above [sic] is Private 1st Class Rene Welter, 35, 209 South Perry street, reported missing in action in France since July 30.
  Pfc. Welter entered the armed forces as a volunteer member of the Army, May 6, 1943, Selective Service quota from Local Draft District, 389 (Johnstown and the the towns).  After a few days at the Camp Upton, N . Y., reception center, he was sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., for his basic training.
  In June of this year he was shipped overseas and landed in England.  In a letter written to his wife, Mrs. Betty (Sitterly) Welter,  July 18, he said he had arrived in France and was expecting to go into immediate action.  His mother, Mrs. Frank Welter, resides at 183 East State street.


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