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Mrs. Polly Frederick, who is lying critically ill at her residence, four miles northwest from this city, is not expected to recover.  She is about 80 years of age and well known in the surrounding locality of her home.  She is suffering from heart trouble and is attended by Dr. R. J. Palmer of Gloversville.  Her husband, the late Wm. Frederick, who died in 1867 was a soldier in the great rebellion.

Source:  The Fulton County Republican, Thursday, October 5, 1899, Vol. XXX No. 18, page 3.


  Oliver Perry.

Oliver Perry a civil war veteran and member of the James Campbell Post died Thursday night, March 1, aged 78 years.  Mr. Perry had been in failing health fro some time but death came suddenly after a few days illness.  Mr. Perry is survived by his wife and four children, Walter Perry, Mrs. Carrie Comstock, Mrs. Herbert Hutchinson, and Mrs. Joseph Simmons, all of Alexandria Bay.  Funeral services will be held at the house Thursday at 10 o'clock, the American Legion attending in a body.  Rev. C. F. Benjamin officiating, and the interment was at Briar Hill.

Mr. Perry was born in Johnstown, N. Y., April' 1849,and at the age of 19 enlisted in the 153rd N. Y. volunteers, served two years and was invalided home.  In 1865 he married Mary Ackley of Johnstown and 40 years ago come to Alexandria Bay where he has since resided.

Mr. Perry was a man of integrity, a good neighbor and friend and will be greatly missed from the community in which he has so long resided.  

Contributed by descendant, David C. Perry, who writes that Oliver Perry, "...was born in Johnstown died Alexandria Bay, NY, March 1,1921.



Leander Snell.

Leander Snell died yesterday afternoon at 12 o'clock at the home of his son, Albert Snell, corner of West Fulton and North Main streets after a brief illness of paralysis.  The deceased was born in Montgomery county seventy three years ago, but had resided in Garoga for 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 Company A, 115th Regiment of New York.  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.

dated: April 3, 1911, unknown newspaper.




James Allison Swan.

James Allison Swan, aged seventy-seven years, died at his home, 9 Prospect place, yesterday morning at 9:45 after an illness of three weeks with heart disease.  Mr. Swan was born in the town of Johnstown, March 22, 1842 and moved to this city four years ago.  He served in the Civil war as a member of Co. K, 115th N. Y. Volunteers for three years.

Besides his wife, Emma Hillbrandt Swan, he is survived by one daughter, Marinda Swan, and one son, Jerome Swan, both of this city.

The funeral will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30.  Rev. C. H. Merrill of Emmanuel Baptist church will officiate and the remains will be placed in the receiving vault at FernDale.

 dated 1919, unknown newspaper.




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