Deaths in Lewis Co.
Unknown Journals
Believed to be from the Boonville Herald

Contributed by: Linda Glover

In Boonville, June 19th, 1880, Earl J Sherman, aged 25 years, 5 months and 24 days.

In Leyden, June 24th, 1881 Sanford S Talcott, aged 37 years and two months.

In Boonville, July 12, (written in "about 1879", but I had 1877 in my records), Stephen Johnson, aged 62 years.

In Leyden, Oct. 14, 1884, of cholera infantum, Cora B. twin child of Oscar and Lottie Drake, aged 9 months and 17 days. The other twin child of Mr and Mrs Drake has also been very ill for two weeks and it's recovery is now looked for.

Died in Leyden, December 12, 1885, of scarlet fever, Eugenia R. only child of Cephas C and Rhoda Topping, aged 15 years, 3 months and nine days.

In East Hamburg, Erie County, Sept. 14th, 1880, Polly, wife of John Murray and mother of D A Talcott of this village.

In Leyden, July 28, 1886, Nora Tracy Lyman, aged 21 years, 5 months and 12 days.

In Leyden, December 8, 1886 Eri Coe, aged 79 years and 11 months.

In Leyden, December 24, 1886, Bertha A, daughter of Earl J and Lora Talcott, aged 10 years, 2 months and 15 days.
Dear Bertha, we loved you so, and now you are lying under the snow; Under the snow so cold and white, We cannot see nor touch you to-night; You are quiet and still at last, ah, me: How very busy you used to be, But now you can never reach up thro' the snow, Dear Bertha, we loved you so.

In Leyden, January 22, 1887, at the residence of her grandparents, Mr and Mrs I J Coe, of septic fever, L Mamie Drake, daughter of Oscar and Lottie Drake, aged 10 years, 1 month and 16 days. Another gem in the Saviour's crown, Another soul in Heaven.

In Leyden, January 13, 1887, Mrs Elroy C Hall, daughter of Mr and Mrs L R Reed of Boonville, aged 26 years, 1 month and 11 days. "Dust to it's narrow house beneath, Soul to it's place on high; They that saw thy look in death, No more may fear to die."

Hoag- August 26, 1882, Stephen Hoag, aged 71 years, and 7 months.

Johnson- July 8, 1887, of lung disease and paralysis, Charles Johnson, aged 57 years, 11 months and 2 days.

At Amboy, Lee county, Ill, Jan 24, 1887, Daniel Bull, formerly of Leyden NY.

In Port Leyden, Thursday, September 15, 1887, Willard L Post, aged 24 years, 4 months and 11 days.

In Leyden, April 29th, 1888, Charlotte M, wife of E L Parsons, in the 60th year of her age.

Drowned in the St Lawrence River, October 16, 1890, Charles F Merrill, aged 41 years.

In Leyden, February 23, 1892, Mrs Ann Thayer, relict of Ira Thayer, aged 82 years.

At Port Leyden, April 8, 1893, John Ash of Boonville, aged 92 years.

In Leyden, April 8, 1893, Mrs Roxy, relict of the late Sanford Talcott, aged 72 years, 6 months and 23 days.

In Talcottville, January 16, 1894, Emma, daughter of George Auer, aged about 10 years.

At the St Lawrence State Hospital, Ogdensburg, February 17, 1894, of nervouse exhaustion, caused by acute insanity, Carrie, wife of George Auer of Leyden, aged 28 years and 13 days.

In Leyden, February 19, 1893, Mrs George Cone.

In Leyden, at the home of David W Bacon, June 12, 1894, Riley Parsons, aged 94 years.

At her home on Crofoot Hill on Sunday, November 18, 1894, Mrs John R Mullin, aged 52 years.

In Boonville, April 9, 1894, Mrs Charles Talcott, aged 35 years. Funeral at the house Friday, at 1 pm and at the M E Church, Talcottville at 3 pm. Sudden Death; This morning at 1:30 o'clock occurred the death of Mary, wife of Charles H Talcott of the Windsor Hotel. Her death was very sudden and unexpected and the announcement was doubly sorrowful on this account. Mrs Talcott's health had always been of the best and yesterday afternoon she was suddenly afflicted with hemorrage and died from it's effects. Mrs Talcott was the daughter of Andrew McAdam of Ava and was born in that town 35 years ago the 29th of lst November. Eleven years ago in March she was wedded to Mr Talcott at Lynn Mass., and they immediately removed to Leyden where they resided until January 1893, when they came to Boonville to take charge of the Windsor Hotel. Besides her husband, Mrs Talcott leaves two brothers, John McAdam of Boonville and James McAdam of West Troy, and two sisters, Mrs Michael Zimmer and Miss Nancy McAdam of this village. The deceased was a woman of many virtues and admirable traits of character. She was possessed of a sweet and sunny temperment and made warm friends of all with whom she came in contact. In the social circle in which she moved she was greatly respected and esteemed and her husband and family have the sincerest sympathy of the community. Mr Talcott has been sorely afflicted, one year ago Sunday, his mother, Roxy Talcott, and brother, George Talcott, having perished in the flames that consumed the Talcott homestead. The funeral will occur Friday at 1 pm from the house and from the Talcottville M E Church at 3 pm. Wright Phelps and wife, relatives of Mr Talcott, left Kearney, Neb. this morning to be present at the funeral.

In Leyden, June 30, 1894, Jacob Weist, aged 44 years, 10 months and 12 days. Jacob Weist, who was so severly injured a few days ago by the kick of a horse, fracturing his skull, died Saturday morning at his residence in Leyden. An operation was performed removing a portion of his skull which was pressing on the brain, and it was thought at first he would recover, but the injury was so great that he failed to rally therefrom, and gradually failed until death relieved him of his suffering. At the time of his death, Mr Weist was aged 44 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was born in the town of West Turin in 1849 and in 1852 moved with his parents to Leyden, and has been a resident of that town until his death. His father and mother, Henry and Margaretta Weist, came to America in 1820 and reared a family of nine children, eight of whom are still living, Henry of Humboldt, Iowa, Peter, George, Frederick, Barbara and Lizzie and Mrs Arthur Graham of Canastota. On February 27, 1886, deceased was married to Miss Salome Hiltderbrant, who survives him. He was exceptionally active in business and social circles and a strong advocate of temperance, and his death will be greatly deplored. He was a faithful member of the M E Church and a highly respected citizen. The funeral was attended on Monday at 2 pm by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, from the M E Church in Talcottville, Rev W H Baker officiating. Interment in Talcottville cemetery.

Spencer-Fell asleep in Jesus, at Talcottville, August 23, 1887, Mrs Sally Spencer, wife of Eleazer Spencer, aged 82 years and 28 days. Mrs Spencer was converted and became a member of the Baptist Church in her sisteenth year. She became the wife of Mr Spencer in 1837. Making her husband's interests her own she fully took the place of a mother to his two orphan children. If all step-mothers would pattern after her gentleness in the home circle, the name would lose all it's odiousness. Her death takes from us a true friend, a faithful mother and a loving wife.

In Emerson, Mills county, Iowa, October 30, 1887, Mina, wife of Loami Edgerton, aged 32 years.

In Leyden, January 10, 1888, Daniel J, son of Loami Edgerton, aged 3 months and 25 days.

Near Leyden Station, April 12, 1907, Loami Edgerton aged 58 years. Friday evening, April 12, at his home near Leyden Station, occured the death of Loami Edgerton at the age of 58 years. Mr Edgerton had been in poor health for a number of years and appeared no worse than usual until about a week before his death. The immediate cause of death was appendicitis. An operation was to have been performed by Dr F J Douglass of Utica, assisted by Drs Bartlett and Perry of this village, but he expired before this could be done. Loami Edgerton was born January 11, 1849 in Jefferson county and was a son of Daniel and Sophronia Johnston Edgerton and with his parents went to Leyden Station when about two years of age. When a young man he went to Iowa to reside and while there married Miss Mina Roath. Upon the death of his wife he returned to Leyden Station where he has since resided. He is survived by his mother, one daughter, Mabel Edgerton of Leyden Station, three sisters, Mrs EJ Talcott and Mrs Orville Hall of Boonville and Mrs D Daniels of Leyden Station. The funeral was held Sunday at 1pm from his late home, Rev T F Jessup officiating. Interment was made in Talcottville cemetery.

At her home near Denley, July 23, 1909. Mrs Sophronia Edgerton, aged 86 years and 11 months.

In Leyden, March 5, 1888, Selick B Jones, aged 85 years, 3 months and 20 days.

In Leyden, September 3, 1888, Nancy Jones, widow of the late Selick B Jones, aged 76 years.

In Leyden, November 27, 1893, Lodema A, wife of Chester J Munn, aged 70 years, 8 months and 3 days.

The Constableville friends of Dr David D Douglass of Port Leyden are greatly pained to hear of his demise, which took place Saturday. He was one of the oldest and most prominent residents of this county, and had long been a sucessful physician as wel as an enterprising member of his famly, Mrs E D Spencer of Meridan, Conn. has the heartfelt sympathy of many friends. (written on it, died Feb 25, 1888).

Charles N Jenks, secretary of Boonville Lodge, F and A M yesterday received a telegram that Anson G Miller, a member of the lodge had died. He formerly lived in Leyden and a brother of Mrs Fred Jefts. (written on it, Dec 14, 1899).

The death of Mrs Aurelia Miller occurred Thursday in Leyden. She was 79 years of age. Her children are D W Miller and Miss Lucy A Miller.

In Leyden-The death of Mrs Oscar Drake occurred at her home in Leyden after a short illness of pneumonia. Mrs Drake was a woman of sterling character, beloved by all with whom she came in contact, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. She was born in Leyden and had always amde her home in that vicinity. Mrs Drake was in the 60th year of her age and was the daughter of Ithamer and Jane Coe. She is survived by her husband, one son, Merritt Drake of Leyden, and one daughter, Mrs Potter of West Branch. The funeral, which will be private, will be held from her late home Tuesday afternoon and is in charge of Undertaker McClusky, Rev. Mr Kline of Port Leyden will conduct the services.

On Wednesday morning, May 27, at her home in Leyden, occurred the death of Mrs Elizabeth Coe, aged 80 years, 6 months and 12 days. She had been afflicted with a cancer on her face for the past two years, which has gradually grown worse, and for the past few weeks she has failed rapidly. Blest with a kind disposition, she was very conscientious a devoted wife and mother, and beloved by all who knew her. Mrs Coe's maiden name was Elizabeth Cory and she was born in Salisbury, Herkimer county, Nov 14, 1815, and was married to Chester Coe April 14, 1839, and removed to his farm in Leyden, where she resided until her death. In 1836, while attending revival meetings at Whitestown, she was converted to the christian faith and united with the Presbyterian church, but after her marriage she united with the M E Church in Talcottville and has ever been a devout and efficient member. She was exceptionally active in all benevolent work and manity. She leaves, besides many other friends and relatives, two sons, Clinton of Inkster, Grand Forks county, N Dakota, and Horatio L Coe of this place. The funeral was held from the Methodist Church, Talcottville, Thursday at 2 pm. Rev W H Baker officiating. Interment was made in the Talcottville cemetery. By the expressed wish of the bereaved, and in their behalf, thanks are extended to the friends and neighbors for kindness and sympathy shown them and for the floral tributes, commemorative of her love for flowers, also to the children for the many bouquets of wild flowers they have picked and sent to the sick room during her illness.

At her home in Leyden, Friday, December 3, 1898, at 4 pm. occured the death of Mrs A T Coe. She was born in Sand Bank, Oswego conty, September 10, 1849 and moved to Leyden with her parents in 1850. She was the daughter of Samuel and Mila J Anderson. Her father went to California in 1849 and died at San Francisco the following year. The deceased was married to A T Coe March 10, 1868 and has always resided in Leyden excepting one year at Turin. She was a woman against whom naught could be said and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Although not a member of any church, she was a devoted Christian from childhood. She leaves a husband and daughter to mourn her loss. She had been in poor health for a number of years but for the past four months had been a sufferer from diabetes, which was the cause of her death, which occured very suddenly and unexpectedly. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday at 1 pm, Rev T F Jessup of Boonville officiating, and was largely attended, many from out of town being present. Interment was made at the Talcottville cemetery.