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PALMER, Imogene M.
Native Utican Dead
Lifelong Member of Westminster Church an Invalid Long Time.
     Miss Imogene M Palmer died at her home, 4 Cottage Place, early Sunday evening.  For about two years she had been an invalid, confined to her home, but she was not seriously ill until the middle of last week.
     Miss Palmer was a native of Utica and had reached a goodly age.  Since her girlhood she had been a member of the family of her uncle, Henry J. Wood, long a leading merchant of Utica.  His wife died in 1891 and Miss Palmer had since been in charge of his household.  Mr Wood died in May, 1907.  Miss Palmer was a lifelong atendant of Westminster Church, although not able to attend in recent years.  She was a broadminded woman, interested in many good works.  She was of benevolent disposition and a generous contributor to all of them.  She was very considerate of others and very resourceful in finding ways in which to perform kindly offices for them.  She made many friends who were devoted to her through her long confinement, and she injoyed their visits greatly.
     With her uncle, Miss Palmer had traveled extensively and frequently spent winters in California and sometimes in Florida.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. L. S. Arnold, and a neice, Mrs. Russell K. Christman, both of New York.
This obituary had a penciled in date of Sept. 5, 1926.
She may have been the daughter of Joseph Palmer of Yorkville. Jane Alois  34 Waid Rd. Monson, MA 10157


Rome Daily Sentinel, 30 July 1912.
WHITESTOWN
Death of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson's Infant Son.
William, the seven-months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson, died at the family home in Pleasaant Valley on Monday morning.  The child succumbed to an atack [sic] of whooping cough.  Besides the parents three brothers and one sister survive.  The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.
Janice Sebring


PAYNARD, Catherine
 Mrs. Catherine PANYARD, 87 years of age, one of the oldest residents of Massillon, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 1902 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sebastian COLE, corner of Erie and Charles streets.  The deceased was not able to be out of the house during the past year.  During that time she suffered from a complication of diseases which, incident to old age, were the cause of death.  Mrs. PANYARD was born near Belfort, France, in 1814.  In 1837 she came to this country with her parents.  They landed in New York and moved to Utica, NY, where in 1838 she was married to Peter PANYARD, who was then a worker in the salt mines.  After living at Utica for several years, Mr. and Mrs. PANYARD, accompanied by Mrs. PANYARD's parents, moved to Massillon and she has resided in this vicinity ever since.  Since the death of her husband, Mrs. PANYARD has made her home with her children, going from one home to another.  They are Mrs. Sebastian COLE, Alfred PANYARD of this city, ! Amiel PANYARD, of Muskegon, Mich., Joseph PANYARD, of Hartford City, Ind, and Mrs. Emma BOWEN, of Washington, DC.  She is also survived by twenty great grandchildren.  Last summer the deceased, together with her daughter, granddaughter and great grandchild, had her photograph taken which represented four generations.  Mrs. William SHAFFER, of Alliance, is a niece of the deceased.  The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Joseph's church, the Rev. J.F. Kenebler officiating.
Submitted by  Jamey


Rome Sentinel, 18 March, 1904
Mrs. Susan Peters.  Mrs Susan Peters, in her 69th year, died from a general breaking down of the system at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Houck, 716
Armstrong Avenue, at 3 am today. She was born in France and came to this county 63 years ago. For many years she lived in Floyd, coming to Rome about six
weeks ago. She was an attendant of the Presbyterian church and was much respected by all her knew her. She was twice married, her first husband being Charles
Bingham of Western and her second Nicholas Peters. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Houck of Rome, on son, Charles Bingham of Floyd, and one sister Mrs. Kate Graves of Utica.
Marsha Petrie marshapetrie@yahoo.com


Mrs. Helen Boes Pfeifer, 35 Grant, died Apr 14, 1945, in her home after an illness of one year. she was born in Albany, Feb. 18, 1863, daughter of the late John Martin and Bertha Schalpher Boes.  On Nov 25, 1887, she was married to Charles Pfeifer, who died in 1941. Mrs. Pfeifer was a member of the Holy Communion Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Warren W. Inglis, Utica, two sons, Carl B, Lansing, Mi and Fred B, Minneapolis, Mn, three brothers, William M. ,Los Angeles, Fred, Oak Park, Ilinois, and Frank C., Flora Park and several neices and nephews. Funeral at the home, interment at Forest Hills.
Dave & Deb whorf1@chartermi.net


Mrs. Carolyn M. Pfeifer of the Martin Luther Nursing Home, Clinton and formerly of 1924 Sunset ave. died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1978 at Faxton Hospital. Mrs. Pfeifer was born in Herkimer, NY, an attended Herkimer schools. She was married to Clarence M. Pfeifer in 1910. After their marrieage the couple moved to Utica. Mr. Pfiefer died in 1950. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Mrs Pfeifer is survived by one daughter. Mrs Charles W (Doris) Farrow of West Hartford, Conn. Additional survivors are three grandchildren and one great grandchild.  A graveside service will be held today at 2 pm at Forest Hill Cemetary with the Rev Vernon A Victorson and the Rev. S. Kenneth ARntsen officiating. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to (Friends of the Martin Luther Home) Clinton, New York in memory of Mrs. Pfeifer. Arrangement are with the John S Friedel Funeral Homes, inc. Court and York st.
whorf1@chartermi.net


William P Pfeifer, 84, Akron, Ohio, formerly of Utica, died Jan 4, 1951 after a 3 month illness. He was born in Utica on Aug 15, 1866, son of the late Adam and Barbara Pfeifer. He attended local schools, owned the Highland Florist Shop, 2010 Whitesboro rd, for 30 years previously working for White's Pottery Shop. He was an authority on carnations, originating several varieties of them. On Oct. 13, 1890, he married Anna C Fulmer. She died in March, 1926.  He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, a charter member of its Young Men's Society and a charter member of LIberty Lodge 959 F&AM. He lives a son, William F. Pfeifer, Utica; a grandson, Roger Taylor, Akron; a neice, Mrs Fred Seigman and a nephew, Walter N. Pfeifer, both of Utica. Members of Liberty Lodge 959 F&AM will meet at the funeral home at 7 pm tomorrow to conduct their ritualistic service. The funeral will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday from the Surridge  & Roberts Funeral Home, 144 Eagle. Interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery on Monday.
whorf1@chartermi.net


Clarence M. Pfeifer. A relay signal inspector for the New York Central Railroad, Clarence M. Pfeifer, 61, of 1811 Baker, died unexpectedly in his home Feb. 4, 1950.  Dr Verne Johnson was summoned about 9:45 this morning. Dr Herman J. Haberer, coroner said his death was due to coronary thrombosis. Born in Utica Mar. 23, 1888 Mr Pfeifer was a son of the late Henry G. and Bertha Miller Pfeifer. He was educated in local schools and the School of Commerce. He entered the employ of the New York Central and remained there for 44 yrs. When he joined the signal department he lighted oil lamps. Later he he became signal relay inspector for the entire Mohawk Division of the railroad. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer and its Brotherhood.  In 1910 he married Carolyn Pooler in Amsterdam. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter.  Mrs. Doris Farrell, Boston; a grandson';a brother, Walter Pfeifer, Utica, and a sister. Mrs. Fred Seigman, Utica, also a niece. A daughter, Miss Bernice Pfeifer died Sept 3, 1943.

Walter M. Pfeifer, 63, of 1008 Parkway East, founder and operator of a toy, novelty and general merchandise distributing business at 410 Smith st, for the past 40 years, died on Jan. 30,1959, in St Luke's Memorial Hospital Center after a brief illness.
Born in Utica, March 21, 1895, he was a son of Henry G and Bertha Miller Pfeifer.  He was educated in local schools and graduated form utica School of Commerce. Before entering service in World War One, he was employed for 10 yrs by Rathbun & Co. He served overseas with Company E, Second Pioneer infantry.  Upon his return he founded the firm which bears his namel
He married Margaret Bates, April 28, 1920 in Calvary Episcopal Church. He was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church, past president of the Lutheran Laymen Brotherhood and a former member of the Council of St Paul's Lutheran Church.  Mr Pfeifer was a member of Utica Lodge 47 F&AM, having been raised in Sea and Field Lodge No. 2 overseas. He was a member of the Mohawk Valley Consistory and Ziyara Shrine Temple.  Mr Pfeifer was a 40 year member of Utica Post 229 , American Legion, and a past president of the Last Man's Club and a member of the Utica Chamber of Commerce.
Beside his wife,he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Donald C Fague of Utica, a sister, Mrs. Frederick D Siegman of Utica, two grandchildren, an uncle, William C Miller of Baltimore, a niece: several cousins.
The funeral will be at 10:30 Monday from the Lankton, Townsend & Cronk funeral Home, 12 Steuben Park with the Rev Alfred J Schroeder, Pastor of St Paul 's Lutheran and the Rev George Nostrand, pastor of Calvary Episcopal Church, officiating, burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetary.
Dave & Deb whorf1@chartermi.net


Died 1/4/1907, Marion B Pfeifer. The funeral was held at 2:30pm at
the home of her parents, Charles A and Helen Boes Pfeifer, 35 Grant st. The services were private and were conducted by Rev. L Franklin Gruber.  Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetary.
Dave & Deb whorf1@chartermi.net


PHILLIPS, William E.
 The Utica Daily Observer,  Tuesday,  December 7, 1886,  p. 4, col. 2
                 Death of William E. PHILLIPS
Oneida County loses another of its oldest and most respected citizens in the death of William E. PHILLIPS, in Oriskany, yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Phillips would have been 80 years of age had he lived until next month.  He came to this country from Wales about fifty years ago, and settled in this county.  Of quiet disposition and unobtrusive manner he was a man who made friends rapidly and his circle of acquaintance was wide.  He was a valued member of the Welsh Calvinistic Church, in which he has served faithfully as a deacon for nearly half a century.  In politics he was an earnest Democrat, and socially, politically and otherwise was highly esteemed.  His death was occasioned by a general breaking down from old age rather than by any particular disease.  The funeral will be held from the residence of his son, in Oriskany, at noon Saturday, and from the Welsh
The Utica Daily Press,  Wednesday Morning,  December 8, 1886,  p. 1 col. 7:     Death of William E. PHILLIPS    Tuesday at the residence of his son, W. D. PHILLIPS of Oriskany, William El PHILLIPS, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Oneida County, breathed his last.  He was nearly eighty years of age and came to this country from Wales about fifty years ago and settled in this county, He was a member of the Welsh Calvinistic Church and had a large circle of friends.Church at 1 p.m.
The Utica Daily Press,   Friday,   December 10, 1886,  p. 4  col. 5:       Phillips, - At the residence of his son, W. D. PHILLIPS at Oriskany, Tuesday December 6, William E. PHILLIPS.     The funeral will take place from his son's house at 1 o'clock and from the Welsh Calvinistic Church in Oriskany at 2 o'clock Saturday.  Professor Evans of Remsen and Rev. J. McK.Brayton will officiate.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
Jane Adams  2530 14th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631-8317


PHILLIPS, Margaret
The Utica Daily Observer,   Monday Evening,   January 7, 1884,   p. 4 col.4.
Died:
  PHILLIPS - In Stittville, January 5th, 1884, Margaret, wife of William E. PHILLIPS and mother of W. D. and J. D. PHILLIPS, of Oriskany, in the 73rd year of her age.
 The funeral will take place from her late residence, tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 o'clock.  The remains will be interred at Oriskany.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
The Utica Daily Press,   Tuesday Morning,   January 8, 1884,  p. 4, col. 2
Mrs. Margaret PHILLIPS, wife of William E. PHILLIPS, of Stittville, died in the latter village Saturday, in the 73d year of her age.  Mrs. PHILLIPS was born in Llanuchlyn, Wales, in 1812, but had lived in this vicinity many years.  She had been married for more than 50 years, and her husband and three sons, William D. of Oriskany, Rev. Robert D., of Ontario county, and John D. of Floyd, still survive her.  Mrs. PHILLIPS was a lady of a loving disposition and her Christian character, and possessed many excellent qualities which made her many friends in this section.  Her funeral will be held from her late residence in Stittville at 11 A. M. today, and the remains will be taken to Oriskany for interment.
Jane Adams  2530 14th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631-8317


PHILLIPS, William D.
The Utica observer,  Monday,   April 16, 1900,  p. 9,  col.5.  The funeral of the late William D. PHILLIPS was held from the Welsh Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Rev. C. M. DODGE, pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church delivered the funeral services.  A male quartette composed of S. D. JONES, David HUGHES, H. H. WILLIAMS and Edward HUGHES sang.  The bearers were Hugh WILLIAMS, Evan MORRIS, Howell THOMAS and David HUGHES.  Interment was made at the Oriskany Cemetery. Jane Adams  2530 14th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631-8317


PHILLIPS, John D.
The Utica Observer,  Tuesday Morning,  March 12, 1918,  p. 9, col. 1
PHILLIPS - Entered into rest, at Oriskany Valley, Monday morning, March 11, 1918, John D. PHILLIPS, age 81 years, 5 months & 23 days.
  Funeral from his late home tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Friends are respectfully invited.
Jane Adams  2530 14th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631-8317


Utica Daily Herald of 6 March 1880-
    ORISKANY, March 5--The late Mrs. Lucy Porter was probably the oldest person in Oneida County at the time of her death, (Nov. 8, 1879) being in her ninety-eighth year.  She was ten years of age when her father, Israel Ballard, removed from Plainfield, N.H. [sic CT meant] and located in Whitestown, just west of where the Bradley Bridge now stands.  This
was in 1792, when there were but two or three small houses in the midst of a forest through which the Indians roamed.  The spot where Utica now stands, on the Mohawk River was the center of commerce.  In 1801 she married Elias Porter who had emigrated from Plymouth Co., Mass., and they opened a clearing for a farm two miles south of our village.  Here she lived for 78 years, a model Christian wife and mother. Early in life she became personally interested in religion and joined the Congregational church in Whitesboro during the revival.  President Carnahan was pastor.*  She has two sons and four daughters who reached mature age.  Her oldest son was life-long member and supporter of the Presbyterian society in Oriskany, where his memory is as ointment poured forth.  Love of country, intensified when the Union was in danger, was
manifested during the war of the Rebellion.  One grandson, John S. Robbins, served four years in the army, and another, Seth J. Porter, gave his life for his country on the field of battle in Mississippi. And her youngest son, Rev. S. F. Porter, served a year inside the lines at Memphis and Vicksburg in the Christian commission for freedom.  He is he only member of the family that survives her; and during the last three years he has ministered to her necessities in her helpless age.     "Her intellect was clear to the last, and during the past summer she occupied herself much in reading.  Her Bible was her constant companion, and she kept posted in the news of the day, reading the weekly (Utica) Herald and the Advance, and in addition she read the life of John Knox, Knox's Reformation in Scotland, Bishop Burnet's Reformation in England, and Macaulay's History.  While thus engaged she heard one morning the call 'Come up higher.'  She gave directions about her burial and calmly passed away, a beautiful ending of a well-spent life."
    * Possibly an error - as Carnahan's pastorate was 1805-1812.  Lucy joined the church in 1803.
Esther Rancier erase@pacbell.net


Mark W. Potter
Rome Sentinel-Apr. 9, 1930
Redfield, Apr. 9 - Mark W. Potter, one of Redfield's most highly esteemed young men, passed away at 11:45 Sunday forenoon in the Rome Hospital where he had been under treatment since March 29.  He had been suffering for some time with a gland trouble in his neck for which, at Ideal Rest, he underwent an operation March 5.  He was also in the Sanatorium at Orwell for a time and then remained home until removed to the hospital in Rome.  The deceased was born in Redfield August 22, 1904, the son of Isaac I. Potter and the late Mrs. Evelyn Warren Potter.  He has always resided at home and was associated with his father in conducting the farm.  He was a member of the Redfield Grange No. 989 and was popular among his associates and wide circle of friends.  He attended the Congregational church and he died on the day that he had expected to be taken into
membership in the church.  Besides his father he leaves four brothers and two sisters to mourn his death.  The brothers are Davidson, Simeon, John and Harry, all of Redfield, and the sisters are Golda, wife of Leonard Dean of Osceola and Lucy, at home.  This was the second time that death has broken the Potter family circle within a brief period as the wife and mother passed away February 4.  The deepest sympathy of the entire community goes out to them at this time.  The funeral was largely attended at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational church, the pastor, the Rev. Russell O. Norris, officiating.
Kathy Last


Bradenton Herald, Manatee County, Florida - April 23, 1992
Geraldine E. Pomeroy
Geraldine E. Pomeroy of 1700 21st Ave. W., Bradenton, died April 20 in Westminster Asbury the Manor. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be 10 am. Saturady at Woodside Cemetery, Lee Center, Ill. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born in Rome, NY, Mrs. Pomeroy came to Bradenton from Amboy, Ill. in 1952. She was a homemaker. She was a Presbyterian. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter 87 of Bradenton. She is survived by a son, Robert W., of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother Milton Carpenter (*note: he had passed away in 1988) of Rome; a sister, Catherine Eychner of Oriskany Falls, NY; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
*Note: Geraldine was the daughter of Welcome and Alida Chesebro Carpenter
Betty Carpenter-McCulloch bcarp61@gmail.com


PRESCOTT, Daniel Morgan
The following information was gathered from the Saturday Globe Newspaper, dated August 3, 1895.
Hon. Daniel Morgan PRESCOTT, who died Tuesday at his home near Washinton Mills, was 30 years ago one of the most prominent figures in Oneida County politics.  He was born in New Hartford in 1818 and came of a family that was among the early settlers of that section of the county.  Early interesting himself in politics as a Republican, he held during his life time such positions as town assessor, sergeant-at-arms, librarian and postmaster of the Senate, and represented one of the Oneida districts in the Assembly.  As a friend and advocate of Roscoe Conkling he was conspicuous at Albany.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Universalist Church.  His wife survives, together with these children:  Mrs. H. F. Carter, of Darien, N. Y.; Hon. W. C. Prescott, of Herkimer; D. D. Prescott, of New Hartford, and Mrs. Rose Davis, of Litchfield.  The late Judge Prescott, of Herkimer, was his brother, and Hon. C. D. Prescott, of Rome, is a cousin.


June 15 1881 Canastota Bee -
"Freeman F. Purdy, for the past forty one years an employee of the Central railroad company, died in his home in Oneida, June 5, aged 63 years."
Dan Purdy dpurdy@americu.net