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27. Air, b. 38, 1. 27 John Sheridan died, aged 57. Elizabeth,
wife of Jacob Andes, died, aged 37. Josiab C. Robinson died at Long Meadow, Mass.; formerly a merchant in this city.
28. Mary Ann, wife of James H. Peck, died, aged 44. Benjamin M. Renier died, aged 67. John Murtaugh died, aged 30.
29. Religious services were held for the last time in the Methodist Episcopal church corner of Washington avenue and Swan street. The house and lot had been sold for $12,000, and a new edifice sometime before begun on Lark street. Volkert J. Strickland died, aged 25.
30. Simeon Patrick died, aged 32. He had been about his business in his usual good spirits during the day, and suddenly fell from apoplexy while selling a bill of goods.
31. Jane M. Langdon, wife of Daniel Cordell, died, aged 38. Elizabeth McNally died, aged 71. Jacob Daum died, aged 31.
April 2. Hugh Lynch died,aged 21. Mrs. Honora Ryan died, aged 64.
3. Laure Genet, widow of Prof. Julian Molinard, died at Baltimore, Md., aged 76.
4. Air, h. 41, 1. 29.
5. Air, h. 48,1. 23 John Ginn died, aged 89. Margaret Bender
died, aged 68 The Rev. G. C. Lorimer preached his first sermon
in the First Baptist church.
6. Air. h. 30, 1. 20 John Martin Stake died, aged 19. Bridget,
wife of Thomas Downs, died.
7. Air, h. 34, 1. 27 The greatest snow storm of the season set
in early in the morning with a south wind, and continued through the day,
falling incessantly and copiously Baltus Prime died, aged 59
Miss Mary Ann Wood died.
8. Air, h. 34, 1. 29 Amelia Norton, wife of William H. Hand,"
died, aged 37. Robert L. Herrick died, aged 21. Mary Ann, wife of Wm H . Kelley, died, aged 36.
9. Air, h. 38, 1. 18 Bridget, wife of John Fogarty, died, aged 29.
10. Air, h. 30,1. 20 Snow began to fall at 7 A. M. and continued
throughout the day Edward Murphy died, aged 47. Anna Kittle
died, aged 39. John Malone died, aged 85.
11. Air, h. 27,1. 27 Catharine L., wife of George Tice, died, aged
33. Mrs. Hannah (Van Schaack) Barkhuff died, aged 41. Ellen C. Shields, wife of James J. Lee, died, aged 28.
12. Easter, was a north-easter. Air, h. 39, 1, 38 Rhoda, widow
of Joseph Gladding, died, aged 82. wife of William O'Connell, died,
aged 50. Francis Rider, late keeper of Stanwix Hall, died at Englewood N. J.
13. Air, h. 37, 1. 17 An election for officers was held in Grace
Church, which resulted as follows: Wm. R. Ford, Senior Warden; Henry J. Wells, Junior Warden. Vestrymen, George W. Gibbons, Thomas S. Beckett, Daniel E. Bassett, James Chatterly, Edward S. Lawson, John Jones (Bowery), John McBride, Joseph Strong.
14. Air, h. 31, 1. 20 The rector of St. Peters, Rev. Dr. Doane,
having introduced some high church ceremonies, a very exciting canvass took place, resulting in the following vote for church officers:
John T. Cooper, 75 I O. Meads 75
H. Pumpelly 141 |
It will be seen by the above that only one warden and six vestrymen were elected:
St. PauVs Church. The following were reelected without a dissenting voioe: Wardens — G. W. Bender, John H. Van Antwerp. Vestrymen — William H. Rice, James H. Osborn, Ira Porter, Thomas Squires, William Lacy, J. Woodward, Jr., F. W. Flagler, Hiram Perry.
Church Holy Innocents. The following were unanimously elected for the ensuing year: Wardens — William H. Dewitt, William Mason. Vestrymen — Joshua Rathbone, Oscar L. Hascy, Gerrit T. Bradt, Caleb Palmer, Frank Jones, Samuel N. Van Santvoord, William Reynolds, Samuel Rork.
Trinity Church. The following named gentleman were elected as Wardens and Vestrymen for the ensuing year: Wardens — A. S. Beers, and Jas. Ball. Vestrymen—George Cummings, R. J. Story, John Pritchard, Wm. Granger, Wm. Little, John Sheridan, J. V. L. Pruyn and Evan James.
The high church ticket admitted men of both parties, in the spirit of liberality ; the low church did not. The former contended that the choral service being outside of the regular services of the church; the weekly administration of the communion, and the daily morning evening prayers, need not be attended by those who had no taste for them; but the rector had introduced an invocation in turning his face to the east at certain parts of the service, and took a position at the altar different to that of his predecessors, which was offensive to a portion of the brethren; whereupon they resolved to oust the old officers that sanctioned it. There being
a tie of three vestrymen, a new election became necessary.— Journal
The city election resulted in the choice of a democratic mayor and re
oorder, and seven of ten aldermen and supervisors Johanna Collins
died, aged 62. Christina, wife of Henry Leuzon, died, aged33. Margaret Adams, wife of David Best died, aged 36.
15. Air, h 42, 1. 27 Ground was broken for the erection of the
Congregational church edifice, to be erected at the corner of Eagle and
Beaver streets, Aspinwall & Son, builders The demolition of the
Washington Street Methodist church, corner of Washington Avenue and Swan street, was begun ...Hannah, wife of John Lannon, died, aged 48.
16. Air, h. 58, 1. 49 Isabella Marie, widow of P. F. He'Tiere,
died, aged 09. Margaret, widow of Thomas Henuessy, died, aged 75.
17. Air, h. 60, 1. 52 Sarah A., wife of Darius 0. G. Redfield,
died, aged 47.
18. Maggie W. Corkhill died, aged 23. Mrs. Martha Wyburn died, aged 87. Mary A. McClintock, wife of George Hicknell, died at Seneca Falls.
19. Herman Schiffer died, aged 30 Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey,
formerly of Albany, died in Brooklyn.
20. Tobias Van Schaick died, aged 89.
21. Barnabas H. McKean died, aged 55. Mrs. Rose McElduff died, aged 60. Charlotte A. Rand died, aged 75.
22. George Nichols died, aged 71. Benj. J. Waterson died, aged 70.
23. Thomas J. Burke died, aged 38.
25. Air, h. 50. 1. 38 Rachel Leonard died, aged 83.
26. Air, h. 47, 1. 36 Ann, wife of John Lilly, died, aged 46.
Margaret Hargedon died, aged 32.
27. Air, h. 55, 1. 36 Nancy, widow of V. W. Rathbone, died,
aged 76. Charles Gregory died, aged 64.
28. Air, h. 45, 1. 34. James Wing died at Geneva, aged 36.
He had been residing at Rochester lor ten or twelve years. For some time he had suffered from a pulmonary complaint. In hopes to fortify a not over strong constitution, and through love of excitement, he devoted* much of his time to field sports, was a prominent member of the Monroe county and Audubon clubs, and was a thorough sportsman. During the rebellion he served as paymaster in the navy, and at the time of his death was major and chief of engineers on the staff of General Williams's brigade N. Y. S. N. G. Among the Masonic fraternity he was widely known, being a Knight-Templar and member of Monroe Commandery. But one of the children of the late Dr. Joel A. Wing survived, which was Mrs. Root, residing at Geneva.
29. Air, h. 52, 1. 39.
30. Air, h. 57, 1. 45 Mary, wife of Michael Costelle, died,
May 1. Air, h. 63, 1. 38 Elizabeth Murphy died, aged 76.
Elizabeth, wife of Maurice Dower, died, aged 45.
2. Air. h. 49, 1. 40.
3. Air, h. 43, 1. 41 Charles Putnam died in New York.
4. Air, h. 60, 1. 41 Mrs Bridget Slatterly died, aged 60.
5. Air, h. 64, 1. 50 Charles W. Hendee died, aged 38. Mary,
wife of Martin Fryer, died The receipts and disbursements of the
chamberlain for the year 1868, were as follows:
Citv Water Works, $96,513 08
Alms House 74104
Assessments for streets and
drains, 13,628 28
City poor 2,675 63
Contingents, 3,093 76
Street contingents 453 40
Fire Department 501 73
Board of Fire Commissioners, 6,147 03
District Schools, 19,533 99
Interest 7,644 91
Court Special Sessions, 1,656 00
Hht. Coll. iv. 3
City Water Works, $31,623 08
Citv water debt, interest
account, 51,000 00
Alms House, 35,435 39
Assessments for streets 35,359 98
Assessments for drains, .... 15,551 13
Citv poor 32,332 78
Contingents 32,373 18
Street contingents, 16,364 09
Fire Department 33,846 78
Board of Fire Commission-
District Schools 75,152 10
Interest, 45,665 33
City Hull, 8,541 17
Court Special Sessions, 100 00
Police Court, 4,331 84
Markets, 1,669 69
Trustees General Debt Sink-
Ferry 140 00
Surveyor's office 2,979 62
Printing and advertising, ... 2,061 22
Justice's Court, 5,506 08
Redemptions 20 13
Salaries, 14,100 00
County of Albany, 33,100 57
Elections 2,377 40
City lamps, 23,354 52
Wells and pumps, 1,097 21
Industrial School, 125 00
Temporary loans, 120.000 00
Certificates of city indebted-
Board of Capital Police 93,232 00
6. Air, h. 65, 1. 52 Mrs. Eunice Wilcox died, aged 68. Henry
S. Williams died, aged 32. Francis P. Brown died, aged 61. Bella C. Jones died, aged 19.
7. Air, h. 59, 1. 44 William Fanning died, aged 50. Lieut.
James Pauley died, aged 29. Edward Hindman died, aged 30.
8. Air, h. 45,1. 35. Snow in morning Patrick H. Furlong died,
9. Air, h. 46, 1. 36 Carolina Gill, wife of William Nessle, died.
10. Air, h. 45, 1. 39 Rev. Samuel L. Sprecher preached his first
sermon as the pastor of the Lutheran church, corner of Pine and Lodge streets. He came from Carlisle, Pa.
11. Air, h. 58, 1. 45 Isaac Cohen, an energetic and successful
dry goods merchant, committed suicide by leaping from the dock into the river. He was at the head of many of the Jewish benevolent societies of this city, and acted as the general dispenser of aid to the unfortunate. An attempt was made last evening to raise the body by firing a cannon, but it failed. The body was found on the 19th, at Staats's dock, five miles below Greenbush.
12. Air, h. 53, 1. 41 Rev. J. Searle was installed pastor of the
Third Dutch Reformed church in Ferry street Peter Wendell died.
13. Air, h. 62, 1. 45.
14. Air, h. 61, 1. 47 Helen, widow of Henry Salisbury, died,
aged 67. She was for several years and at the time of her death, matron of the Home of the Friendless.
15. Air, h. 69, 1. 51.
16. Air, h. 67, 1. 55.
17. Air, h. 68, 1. 57 John Dillon died, aged 21.
18. Air, h. 70, 1. 45 John B. Folger died, aged 75. James
Porter died at the hospital of wounds inflicted in an affray with Johu Erving, on the 8th inst. Maria, wife of George Marvin, died. Patrick Mahan died, aged 47.
19. Air, h. 52, 1. 43 Mary E., wife of George Morford, died,
20. Air, h. 60, 1. 47.
21 Air, h. 60, 1. 51 James Edwards died, aged 69. Mr.
Edwards, from his former professional position and connection, was widely and honorably known throughout the state. He was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, but came to this city more than half a century ago, and commenced the study of the law in the office of his uncle, the Hon. Alfred Foot, then one of the most eminent members of the bar of this city. Soon after his admission to the bar, Mr. Edwards entered into partnership with his uncle, and they continued together with a large and lucrative practice for some years, when Judge Foot removed to New York, leaving his large business here to Mr. Edwards. After continuing alone for a few years, he formed a partnership with the late Samuel Stevens, then and up to the time of his death, one of the ablest lawyers in this state. Their business was among the largest and most important of any in this part of the country, and Mr. Edwards brought to it admirable qualifications. He was always distinguished for his sound practical judgment, his solid legal attainments, his promptness and accuracy in business, the energy, firmness and integrity of his character, and his conscientious fidelity to the interest of his clients. His business was of a weighty and responsible character, and among his clients and friends he always numbered the most substantial men in this community. He was a man of great kind-heartedness, true in his friendships, warm and generous in his sympathies, ever open to the appeals of the poor and suffering, and ever seeking to rule his life in accordance with Christian principle. He was a liberal minded and public spirited citizen, and took a warm interest in all measures for the promotion of public interests. Up to the time he was taken ill, he had every appearance that would have indicated a prolonged and vigorous old age; and while we now feel that his course in life has been well and honorably fulfilled, the suddenness of its close cannot but remind those of us, who have journeyed with him, how frail and uncertain our own
condition is.—Argus The Presbyterian assembly met in Dr.
Sprague's church A long and severe rain storm continued with
great force this day, and was attended with the first thunder and lightning of the season Elizabeth Pierce died, aged 82. Pouwelona, widow
of Christian Long, died, aged 45 Catharine, wife of Harmon Van
Heusen, died, aged 66.
22. Air, h. 54, 1 52 The drenching rains of the last week produced an extraordinary freshet, which came so suddenly as to surprise the merchants on the docks, who on resorting to their places of business in the morning, found them inaccessible by reason of the height of the
water Caroline, wife of Philip Featherly, died, aged 60. Edward
Scannell died, aged 26.
23. Rosa, wife of Joseph Weber, died, aged 54.
24. Dennis Kinsley died, aged 68.
25. Stephen Van Rensselaer, the last patroon of Albany, died, aged 80. His death was the result of the infirmities of age, and had been anticipated for nearly two years past. Gen. Van Rensselaer was the only son of Stephen Van Rensselaer (known as the Old Patroon), by his first