Death & Marriage Notices Oneonta Herald Starting March 16, 1853 Compiled and Contributed by Sandy Goodspeed
This evening, I've been going through a few years of these
Marriage and Death Notices. I've only included a few of the MANY
Death Notices here to emphasize how grateful I am to be living in the present.
No matter how imperfect our modern medicine is, we can be so very
thankful for the progress that has occurred since these years noted
To see so many young people die of consumption, scarlatina, typhoid
fever, diptheria, and other diseases is heart breaking. I can't even fathom
losing 3 children to a disease like diptheria, one right after another, let
alone seeing the torture they would go through.
I'm not sure if putrid sore throat is also diptheria. It might be.
We can be so thankful that we live in the age that we do. Donna
3/9/1859 DIED In Oneonta, on February 17th, Ira WALLACE, son of David and Polly Ann CEPERLEY, aged 9 years. On the 28th of February, of consumption, Emily, only daughter of Horace and Lydia SESSIONS, aged 20 years. Her hope in Christ was strong on death. In this village, on the 7th inst., of an illness of three days, with congestion of the brain, Frank Edgar, youngest son of S. S. NEWMAN, aged 4 years and 9 months. "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
5/18/1859 DIED In this village, on the 11th inst., of consumption, J. W. ROOT, aged 29 years.
At Hartwick, October 27th, of typhoid fever, Miss Ursula M. GREEN, of New Lisbon, aged 19 years. At Hartwick, November 1st, of typhoid fever, Miss Adelaide ROBINSON, aged 17 years.
4/11/1860 DIED In this village, on the morning of the 10th of inst., Howard HUNTINGTON, oldest son of Solon Huntington, Esq., aged 16 years. In this village, on the 2d inst., Cora L., youngest daughter of J. P. and H. C. HUDSON, aged 7 months and 6 days.
5/2/1860 DIED In Burlington, on the 19th ult., John R. POTTER, son of Alfred and Eleanor Potter, aged 19 years. Funeral services were held on the 21st at Christian Chappel in Hartwick.- sermon by Eld. Austin Damon.
5/23/1860 DIED In this village, on Friday the 11st inst., Huldy A. McCRANEY, aged 17 years, 2 months and 29 days.
DIED At Afton, June 13th, of putrid sore throat, Franklin Reuben, aged 5 years, 10 months and 3 days; June 15th, Franklin Rice, aged 5 years, 10 months and 5 days; June 23d, Hattie Maria, aged 3 years, 2 months and 12 days; June 25th, William George, aged 9 years and 3 weeks-children of William G. and Mary H. SHIFFER.
DIED In Hartwick, July 1st, of Diptheria, Mrs. Amanda, wife of Delazon PIERCE, age 26 years. In Laurens, July 15, of Diptheria, Adaline SPAULDING, in the 13th year of her age. In Laurens, July 16th, of Diptheria, Mary SPAULDING, in the 24 year of her age.