Obituaries of Hamilton County Residents #4
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Christina E. Becraft

Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY)
Monday, 11 November 1912

BECRAFT In this city. November 11th 1912. Christina E. Becraft, aged 75. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leon D. Dexter of this city; one sister Mrs. James D. Brady of Morehouseville, NY; three brothers, Henry and Andrew K. Kassing of Utica and Theodore Kassing of Tacoma, Wash. Funeral at the home of her daughter Mrs. Leon D. Dexter, No. [?22] [? Avenue] Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. [?] [?]. Burial in Utica N.Y.


William Becraft

Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY)
Tuesday, 27 July 1909; Pg. 3

Of Revolutionary Stock

William Becraft Died This Morning Aged 75 Years
        William Becraft, 75 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leon D. Dexter, No. 108 Wood Avenue about 1 o'clock this morning. Mr. Becraft came of Revolutionary ancestry and had been prominent in public office. His death will be mourned by many friends in this city and in the place of his birth.
        Born December 23rd 1833 at Schoharie, Mr. Becraft was of Dutch descent and came of a long lived family. In the place where he was brought up there was an old fort which was used during the Revolutionary war, the remains of which are still standing.
        [Photo of William Becraft]
        His grandfather and great grandfather both fought in the Revolutionary war and lived to a great age. The former was [100] and the latter [110] when they died. When Mr. Becraft was about 10 years old his parents moved to Morehouseville, Hamilton County and were among the first settlers.
        Mr. Becraft was a stanch Republican in politics and served four years as postmaster at Chadwick's during the administration of President Harrison. He was a millwright by trade. He had lived in this city since 1901 and was a member of the South Presbyterian Church.
        Mr. Becraft is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christina E. Becraft, one daughter, Mrs. Leon D. Dexter of this city, and one brother, Freeman Becraft of Bellevue, Mich. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Dexter Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica.


Mary A. Boh

Herald Dispatch, 7 Nov 1918

Died in Morehouseville

Morehouseville, Nov. 7 - At her home in Morehouseville Tuesday, occurred the death of Mary A. Boh, after an illness of only two days, death being caused by a stroke of paralysis. She was a member of the Baptist Church and lived a beautiful Christian life, with kindly thoughtfulness to all, and will be sadly missed in the community where she lived. She is survived by her husband, Martin Boh, and three sons, D. W. Boh of Emmarlaw, Wash.; Bert of Prospect, George of Hornell, J. S. Boh, who lives at home: and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hart of Barneveld. Interment will be made at Prospect Cemetery.


Sophie Boucher

The New York Times, New York, NY
2 September 1920
        BOUCHER - At Raquette Lake, NY on Aug. 31, 1930, SOPHIE, daughter of the late SOPHIE HOLLAND VAN VORST and PIERRE LASHMIRE BOUCHER. Funeral services in St. Matthew's and St. Timothy's Church, 28 West 84th St., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 11 AM.


Rev. Justinius Buechsenstein

Herald Dispatch, 1? Feb 1906

The Rev. Justinius Buechsenstein who had visited in this city on frequent occasions, died recently at St. Nainrad?, Ind., an institution of which he had been an inmate for years. A quarter of a century ago he was pastor of a Germany Lutheran church at Ohio City, Herkimer County, and he also served a small society at Morehouseville. He was a native of Wurtemberg and before he came to America he served as vicar at Thuningen.


Edward Duquette

The Telegram, Syracuse, NY, Friday, October 27, 1905

MAN KILLED BY EXPLODING GAS

Utica, Oct. 27 - Edward Duquette, 27 years old, one of the proprietors of Hess' camp at the head of Fourth Lake, on Fulton Chain, in the Adirondacks, was instantly killed Wednesday night by the explosion of a gas plant from which the hotel was lighted. The lights failed soon after darkness and Duquette with a lantern in his hand went to the gas house, 200 feet in the rear of the hotel, to remedy the difficulty. As he opened the door the lantern ignited escaping gas house to fragments broke windows in the surrounding buildings and aroused every inhabitant of the forest for miles around. It resounded up and down the lakes and was heard on Seventh Lake and at Eagle Bay.

 

Daily Times, Watertown, NY, Wednesday Afternoon, October 25, 1905

WAS KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION

Utica, Oct. 25 - Edward Duquette, 27 years old, one of the proprietors of Hess' camp at the head of Fourth Lake, on Fulton Chain, in the Adirondacks, was instantly killed at 7:30 last night by the explosion of a gas plant from which the hotel was lighted. The lights failed soon after darkness and Duquette with a lantern in his hand went to the gas house, 200 feet in the rear of the hotel, to remedy the difficulty. As he opened the door there was an explostion which broke most of the windows in the surrounding buildings and aroused every inhabitant and denizen of the forest for miles around. It resounded up and down the lakes and was heard on Seventh Lake and at Eagle Bay.

The gas house a one-story stone structure was blown to fragments. It is said that when the plant was constructed the discharge pipe was not extneded outside of the plant and that the accumulation of gas which ignited from the lantern when Duquette opened the door was due to this defect.

Duquette's home was formerly in Stanley Island, Ont.


Williard Letson

The Watertown Herald, Sat. June 16, 1906

Williard Letson, one of the oldest guides in the Adirondacks, was found dead in a road house near Lake Pleasant in Hamilton county, one day recently. Leston's body was blackened and bruised and blacekened and Henry Hartman, proprietor of the road house has been arrested on suspicion. It is thought that Hartman, in a drunken frenzy, kicked the old man to death. Letson was 60 years old.


D. W. Linneakn

The New York Times, New York, NY
10 September 1928
        Utica, NY, Sept. 9 - D.W. LINNEAKN, caretaker at Camp Kill-care, Raquette lake, known to Republican politicians who used to visit the camp when it was the summer home of the late Timothy L. Woodruff, former Lieutenant Governor, died there tonight, a victim of apoplexy. His age was 49. Since Mr. Woodruff's death the camp had been owned by Francis O, Garvan of New York. Mr. Linneakn is survived by a son, Edward.


Mrs. Carl Palm

Utica Herald-Dispatch, Sat. Evening, 25 Jul 1908

Death of Mrs. Carl Palm

Morehouseville, July 25, - The death of Mrs. Carl Palm occurred at her home in this place on Wednesday from Bright's disease. She was one of the oldest and most respected residents of Mrehouseville and was born in Germany September 17, 1837. She is survived by her husband, Carl Palm; one son, Edward, and two grandhcildren.


Edwin W. Rarrick

The Watertown Herald, Sat. 12 Dec 1908

Rarrick - At Inlet, Dec. 7, 1908. Edwin W. Rarrick, aged 32 years.


Frederick Rhodes

Utica Semi-Weekly Herald, Tuesday, 6 Apr 1897

Amsterdam, April 5, - Frederick Rhodes, aged 21 years, was killed this morning by being struck with a large stone while at work on the canal improvement under Contractors Lauer & Hagaman, in this city. Mr. Rhodes was employed in laying stone in the canal near the Chuctanunda creek culvert about 9 o'clock, when a huge stone, which had just been unloaded at the top of the bank toppled over and slipped down the bank and struck the man in the back. He was taken to the home of his parents and medical assistance summoned, but he had sustained internal injuries, which proved fatal, death occurring at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Rhodes came to Amsterdam from Benson, Hamilton county, about three months ago. He was unmarried, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Rhodes, and one sister, Miss Ida Rhodes.


Robert W. Reguelin

The New York Times, New York, NY, 15 September 1910

REGUELIN - ROBERT W., Raquette Lake, Sept. 13, aged 3 months.


William Stanley

The Watertown Herald, 1901

Drowned While Freeing Log Jam

Gloversville, N.Y., April 18 - William Stanley of North Creek, Warren county, was drowned Tuesday while driving logs in East creek, Hamilton county, and his body has not been recoevered. Stanley and a companion were in a boat loosening a big jam of logs, and when the latter burst the boat was overturned. Stanley was struck by a log and disappeared, but his companion was rescued.


Miss Mary Sullivan

The New York Times, New York, NY
13 November 1920
        MISS MARY SULLIVAN, 30, former teacher in the Raquette Lake (N.Y.) public schools, and a graduate of Syracuse University, died on Sunday at the home of her parents in Oneida, NY.


Mrs. Susan Vandewalker

Utica Daily Press, Friday, 21 Oct 1910

The death of Mrs. Susan Vandewalker, for many years a highly respected resident of this city, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Addington, 74 Court street, shortly before 6 o'clock yesterday morning of pneumonia. Mrs. Vandewalker was formerly Miss Susan Wolf and was a native of Morehouseville. She was 65 years of age. The greater part of her early life was spent in Sauquoit, but for the last 30 years she had resided in this city. Over 40 years ago she was united in marriage to William Vandewalker, who died several years ago. Mrs. Vandewalker was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church and had many friends in that society as outside who will be grieved to learn of her death. The circumstances are especially sad as it was only Wednesday afternoon that the funeral of her son-in-law, Henry Addington, was held from the same house. Besides her daughter in this city, she is survived by one son, Dr. E. C. Vandewalker of Kinsbury, Mich.; one brother, Adam Wolf of Perrydale, Ore., and the following sisters: Mrs. Herman Geinitz? of Roseville, Mich., Mrs. Charles Lane of Sanford, Mich., and Mrs. Thomas Rudler of Pennsylvania.


Charles Wood

Lowville Journal and Republican, June 24, 1920

FATALLY INJURED

Charles Wood, Son of Philo Wood, Crashes Into Rock at Roadside and Dies Without Regaining Consciousness.

Injuries received by Charles Wood when his car smashed into a rock near White Lake Sunday afternoon, proved fatal Tuesday evening. He passed away at 10 O'clock without having regained consciousness. Mr. Wood was driving a [?] car and carried a passenger, whom he was to deliver at Forestport. Nobody seems to know just how the accident happened. The presumption is that Mr. Wood, in passing another car, drove to the wayside and wrecked his car. The limosine? struck a boulder at the side of the road.

The deceased was a son of Philo Wood, proprietor of Wood's hotel at Inlet. He was born at Constableville 37 years ago. Mr. Wood married Miss Cecil James six years ago. She survives with his father and three sisters, Mrs. Emmet Robert of Inlet?, Miss Carrie Wood, now of Syracuse, and Miss madeline Wood, of Inlet.

 

Herald Dispatch, Utica, NY, Wednesday Evening, June 23, 1920

INJURIES FATAL TO CHARLES N. WOOD

Proprietor of "The Wood," at Inlet, Passed Away at 10 O'clock Last Night.

WAS HURT IN ACCIDENT; CAR CRASHED INTO ROCK

Forestport, June 23 - Charles N. Wood, proprietor of "The Wood" at Inlet, died at 10 o'clock last night as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident when the car was driving swerved and crashed into a large rock on the side of the highway near White Lake, Sunday night. Mr. Wood suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries and never regained consciousness.

Mr. Wood was born in Constableville 37 years ago, a son of Philo Wood, proprietor of Wood's Hotel. When a child he came to Forestport with his parents. After the death of his mother he went to live with the Higby family at Lowville. In company with his father he opened "The Wood" at Inlet and had since conducted that hotel. It was on eof the most popular hotels on the Fulton Chain of Lakes and Mr. wood was very well known by many persons who had enjoyed the hospitality of "The Wood." He was a mgenial whole-souled fellow, liked by everyone, and his passing will be deeply regretted by hosts of friends. Mr. Wood was a member of Utica Lodge, No. 33, S. P. O. Elks, and also of Old Forge Lodge, F. & A. M.

Six years ago Mr. Wood married Miss Cecil James of this village. She survives with his father and step-mother. Mr. and Mrs. Philo Wood of Inlet; and four sisters, Mrs. Emmet Roberts of Inlet, Miss FAnnie Wood, Constablevill, and the Misses Madeline and Margorie Wood of Inlet; one brother, Philo C. Wood of Inlet.

The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. James in Forestport Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

 

Herald Dispatch, Utica, NY, Tuesday Evening, June 22, 1920

CHARLES N. WOOD HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Young Man Well Known in the Adirondacks Is In Serious Condition at Forestport.

Forestport, June 22 - Charles N. Wood, son of Philo Wood, proprietor of the Wood Hotel at Inlet, and Frank Bassett of the Hotel Albert were seriously injured in an automobile accident near White Lake. The two men were attempting to pass another car when they left the road and struck a large rock with such force that the car was thrown back into the road and completely wrecked. The two men were hurled from the car and picked up unconscious by a party who came along shortly after the accident. The injured were brought to Foresport. Both men were suffering from internal injuries. Bassett has regained consciousness, but Wood is still unconscious. Early this afternoon it was stated that his condition was just the same as it was yesterday. Dr. F. J. Douglas of Utica was expected in Forestport this afternoon.

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