Duroe, T. Octavius 1870-1913
T. Octavius Duroe
Last week the Chronicle noted the illness of Octavius Duroe, the result of a shock sustained a few days previous. From this shock Mr. Duroe passed into a mental condition of a very serious nature, under which his strong physique broke down and death came to him on Saturday, October 4th.
Mr. Duroe was born in New Lisbon, the eleventh and last child of Francis J. Duroe and Jane Jackson Duroe, both of whom were born in England. The former died in March 1870, and the latter at the age of 90 years in December 1907. At the time of his father's death Octavius was 15 years old. He with his mother at once took charge of the farm and he has conducted it successfully ever since. He was a man of prominence in the Butternut Valley, had been justice of the peace of his town for many years, a justice of sessions two terms, supervisor of New Lisbon, long time an officer in the Morris Fair, an active member of the New Lisbon Grange, and long-time official in Zion church, a Chapter Mason and has held many high offices in the order. He graduated from the Lowell business school of Binghamton in 1879. He was an ardent Republican and a party worker of large acquaintance in the county. He was 57 years old and his death appears most untimely in the midst of his years of usefulness.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; James J. of Minnesota, Collingwood of New Berlin, Rev. Daniel of Pittsburg, Mrs. Anson Gregory, Mrs. Thomas Rutherford, Mrs. George Yates, Mrs. J. E. Thurston, Miss Elnah and Miss Josephine all of New Lisbon.
The funeral on Tuesday at 11 o'clock was attended from Zion church, with interment in Hillington, Rev. Mr. Ashton officiating.
Find a Grave memorials are at Hillington Cemetery in Morris, Otsego County, NY for several of the Duroe family including photos of their monument stones.