Miscellaneous Deaths in Fulton County
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Elizabeth J. Smith.

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith, aged 79 years, widow of the late Frank Smith, passed away this morning at 2, at her late home, 217 North Perry street.  Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy with which she was stricken about two weeks ago.

She was born at Fort Hunter, February 18, 1844, and came to this city about twenty years a go where she has since resided.  Mrs. Smith was very active despite her advanced years.  Last month she celebrated her seventy-ninth birthday with her immediate family at a surprise party given at her home and entered into merriment of the occassion with the younger people present.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church which she attended regularly, as long as her health permitted.

The surviving relatives are three sons, Orson W. of Johnstown; Frank D. of Amsterdam, and Henry C. of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. James Hanley, of Rochester; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at her late home.  Rev. Royal A. Stanton, pastor of the Reformed church will conduct the service and the remains will be placed in the receiving vault of the Johnstown cemetery.

Source: The Morning Herald, Saturday, March 10, 1923, Vol. XXVI, No. 294, page 4.

O. J. Smith Dies; Was Blacksmith

Orson J. Smith, 85, a former Johnstown blacksmith for many years before retiring in 1955, died at 1 yesterday morning at Saratoga Springs Hospital.
Mr. Smith, who had been in failing health several years, was admitted to the hospital a few hours before his death.
He had resided at Saratoga Springs, RD 6 for the last 6 1/2 years and had previously lived on Cayadutta Street in Gloversville since the 1920's, having moved there from Johnstown.
Born July 7, 1887 in Lassellsville, he was the son of Reuben and Anna Smith.
Mr. Smith owned and operated the Orson J. Smith blacksmith shop on Canal Street from 1913 until retiring.
His wife, the former Mae Schoolcraft, died in 1918.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gloversville.
Survivors are two daughters, Miss Gladise H. Smith of Saratoga Springs and Mrs. Verna Brown of Gloversville; a sister, Mrs. William Farrell of Glendale, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Source: The Leader Herald, February 7, 1973, page 7.

Note:  Reuben Smith is the son of John J. Smith and Catherine Youker Smith.  Anna Smith is the daughter of Frank Isen Smith and Elizabeth Jane Reese Smith.

Reynolds, Ellen Jane 

Source:  Vital Records - Deaths in the Town of Galen, Wayne County, N.Y.
From the official town clerk's office records.

Died 15 February 1886, age 20y 5m.  She was a Housekeeper, born in Scottsbush, Fulton Co.  She is the daughter of Patrick and Margaret TAMMEY, both born Ireland.  Ellen Jane died of Puerperal fever and is buried Lyons.

Travis, Charles, Obituary
Killed Near Sprakers

Charles Travis of Northville, was killed on Sunday afternoon just east of Sprakers, by West Shore train, No. 2, due here at 3:33 p.m. Travis in company with his son was walking the one track toward Randall where they were employed by H. V. BERRY in a wood lot. Both father and son were intoxicated and the young man luckily escaped.

The deceased was about 65 years of age and their home is in Northville.They arrived at Sprakers by ferrying the river and started for Randall on foot taking the railroad track.

The remains of the dead man were brought to this village by the Undertaker [___] C. ROSER and later shipped to Northville. Coroner F. D. VICKERS had charge in the case.

The exact source of the newspaper is not known, but likely to be a Fort Plain newspaper.  The approximate date would have been a few days after 8 Oct 1904 (the date of death of Philip Minch a resident of Fort Plain - but died in Troy, whose obit is also on the same page as Charles Travis). Submitted by Lisa Slaski at Hamilton County GenWeb.

Weaver, Alice

Marcia Buffet found this obituary in her grandmother's diary. It was cut out of the newspaper and pasted in it.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1945
Mrs. Alice Weaver, 82, widow of George B. Weaver died yesterday at her home at 29 Sixth Ave. (Gloversville). Mrs. Weaver was born in Gloversville, July 26, 1863, the daughter of Anna Hamilton and Ansel Dennison. Her father was in the Civil War from this city and the Ansel Dennison Post was named for him.

At the bottom of the obituary it lists her children: Four daughters, Katherine and Jennie Weaver and Mrs. Alice Everest of Gloversville and Mrs. Boyd VanPatten of Schenectady, one son, Ansel D. Weaver of Highland Park, Illinois .

Wood, Mary

Source:  Vital Records - Deaths in the Town of Galen, Wayne County, N.Y.  From the official town clerk's office records.

6 June 1897
Mary I. WOOD, age 77y, Housekeeper, born in Johnstown, Daughter of Caleb GRINELL and Mary SEYMOUR, Died of exhaustion (Goitre), buried Brockport.


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