« SebelumnyaLanjutkan »
10. Harriet Pinckuey, widow of Lewis Wiles, died, aged 49. Frank Maxstadt, died, aged 40.
11. Michael Murray died, aged 88. Hugh Swift died, aged 37.
12. Annie Stafford died, aged 34.
13. Robert Little died, aged 27. LI. M. Blatner died, aged 59. John T. Norton died at Farmington, Conn., aged 74.
14. William J. Killip died, aged 29.
15. Edward Murphy died, aged 42. Seth Ten Broeck died, aged 45.
16. Volkert P. Dol lied, aged 80. His death is to the city a severe Toss. and creates in the circle of those accustomed to his kindly produce, and his judicious counsel, an irreparable void. He leaves to his family, and to our city, a princely legacy, in the memory and example of va upright life, well spent iu their interest. Mr. Douw was a graduate of Princeton College, New Jersey, and for many years a successful merchant in this city, as a member of the hardware firm, of which John D. P. Douw, bis father, was senior member, and which had its place of business corner of State street and Broadway, site of Douw's building. Upon the death of his father, Mr. Volkert P. Douw succeeded to the care and management of the business, and was long well known in the city and elsewhere as a judicious and successful man of business. Many years ago he retired from more active employments, having attained a large fortune. Few men have more strongly marked traits of character than had Mr. Douw. He possessed a most excellent judgment, which seldom led him astray, and rendered him in all matters decided and positive and entirely self-reliant. His sagacity was rarely at fault in the estimate which he formed of man. Unostentatious aud unobtrusive himself, nothing was less likely to deceive him than the glitter of unfounded pretension. His manners and his habits of thought were stamped with the courtliness and finish of the earlier ago in which they were found. A close observer, an extensive reader, a lover of the beautiful in nature and in the arts, travel in his own and in foreign countries had added to his native geniality and grace of character stores of information and anecdote, which a memory wonderful in its accuracy and retentiveness to the last, never failed to recall, as occasion warranted, and gave to him social accomplishments and conversational powers rarely possessed. A friend of the poor, an upright and enterprising citizen, a faithful and self-sacrificing friend, he goes down to the grave after an honorable and well spent
life, deeply regretted by the community.— Argus Margaret E.
Manning, wife of Wm. H. Finch, died, aged 22.
17. Dr. Alden March died, aged 74. He was born in Sutton, Worcester county, Mass., in 1795. His early life was passed on a farm, and'the rudiments of his education acquired in publio schools, in which, for a short time, he was a teacher. He studied medicine with an elder brother, who was surgoon in the United States army, and attended medical lectures in Boston He graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I., which, at that time, had a department of medicine. Williams College conferred the degree of LL.D. on Dr. March, and he was honorary member of most of the leading societies of this country. While a student of medicine, he was distinguished for his zeal and industry in the study of anatomy, and this laid a firm foundation for his future surgical renown. In the pursuit of his studies, uo difficulty seemed too great, no obstacle too formidable for him to overcome. And the same indomitable will, perseverance and enthusiasm have characterized his whole professional life. He came to Albany in 1820, and immediately commenced the practice of his profession, which he pursued with untiring devotion and success until his death. His often-repeated wish, that he might "die with his armor on," has been amply fulfilled; for, until within the last few weeks, he has been most actively engaged in the laborious duties of his profession. Immediately previous to his sickness, he made the journey to New Orleans, to attend a meeting of the National Medical Association, of which he had been an honored member and president. On his return, he was in usual health, engaged actively in surgical practice, and only found time occasionally to look after the affairs of his farm, a few miles out of town. He was passionately fond of agricultural pursuits, and in this way exposed himself to cold, which kindled into activity a chronic disease, from which he had long and uncomplainingly suffered. He was attended by his beloved colleagues and friends, Dr. James McNaughton, Dr. James P Boyd, and his brother-in-law, Dr. Armsby, and during his last illness was visited by most of the medical gentlemen of the city. His death, in the full vigor of mental and physical activity and usefulness, will leave a void in our city and in the profession, that will be most deeply felt and deplored. Dr. March was one of the most remarkable and gifted men of his time. No medical man in this country was more widely known, or more highly respected and esteemed. It was the common remark and testimony of medical men, that Dr. March was the highest and best surgical authority in this country. Among the prorninentmedieal men of Europe, whose acquaintance he had made during his frequent visits abroad, he was everywhere received with distinguished notice and honor. No improvement in his profession escaped his attention and investigation. His bold and independent habits of thought and action were always conspicuous, and he originated many new and important improvements in surgical science. As a bold, dexterous and skillful operator, Dr. March had no superior in this or any country. This is the universal testimony of the profession, and especially of those who have enjoyed the most extensive opportunities of foreign travel and observation. Few persons ever combined so many of the elements of a great and successful surgeon. He had a frame of wonderful power and endurance, a mind of electric quickness and ceaseless activity, with skill in discrimination and tact, and dexterity in execution, which carried him successfully through the most difficult and trying ordeal of surgical practice. He was a most thorough student of anatomy, having taught this branch ten years, before he occupied the chair of surgery in our Medical College. Thus armed with accurate knowledge and skill, he was never dismayed by the inagnitade or danger of a surgical operation, upon which, perhaps, the safety or life of his patient depended. Having prepared himself for every emergency, he would commence an operation with calmness and self-possession, which inspired hope and confidence in his patients, and excited admiration and astonishment among his assistants and associates. He never seemed to consider that his own reputation was at stake, when the most hazardous operation gave but a slight and only hope of saving the life of a patient. At all hours of the day or night, his best services were cheerfully and promptly rendered ; without partiality, to the poor and the rich alike, and while he required just compensation from one class, he rendered as faithful and willing service to the other. But the great beauty of his charac
ter was in his domestic and Christian life. No man was more loving or more beloved in his house, than Dr. March, and no one in the church of which he was a main pillar, was looked up to with more respect and confidence. His whole life was characterized by simplicity, honesty and integrity, as evinced in the faithful fulfillment of every trust confided to his care during a long life of public service and honor. He was the father and one of the founders of the Albany Medical College, and its offspring, the Albany City Hospital. More than forty years ago he delivered a public lecture On the Propriety of establishing a Medical College and Hospital in the city of Albany. Among the last acts of his eventful life, he donated to these institutions, each $1,000. To the college he bequeathed his pathological museum, the most extensive and valuable in this country, with 81,000, the interest of which is to be perpetually employed for its care and preservation. To the hospital he had given, the same amount, the interest to be expended for the purchase of surgical instruments for use in the hospital. The name of Dr. March has long been a household word throughout the land. His students are numbered by thousands, in whose hearts his memory is embalmed forever. Every one has some kind and cherished remembrance of his honored and beloved preceptor. Wherever a student or graduate of Albany Medical College is found, and they are scattered throughout the length and breadth of the land, it is claimed, as their highest honor and merit, that they "have been a student of Dr. March, of Albany." When the deceased came to this city, it had a population of less than fifteen thousand. With the enterprise and activity which have characterized his whole life, he at once conceived the idea of establishing a medical college and hospital here. At that time there was but one hospital and two colleges in the state. He began a course of lectures on anatomy in 1821, in the attic of an old building in Montgomery street, above Columbia. His first class of students numbered fourteen, most of whom were young physicians. His material for demonstration was brought overland from Boston, at great expense and personal risk. These lectures were continued, and petitions were circulated among our citizens, year after year, for a charter for a medical college. At length, with the aid of his associate, Dr. Armsby, and the support of prominent citizens of Albany, a charter was obtained from the legislature, and our Medical College was organized and commenced operations January 3d, 1839. Dr. March has been at the head of this institution thirty years, after having labored eighteen years to prepare the way for its establishment. This institution, the fruit of his labors and enterprise ; the church which he has contributed so largely to build up, and the hospital with which be has been so prominently identified since its foundation, and the various other public enterprises with which he has been connected, will associate his name with the history and progress of Albany, as enduringly as that of any other citizen.— Journal.
18. Joel W. Andrews died, aged 67. He was well known to our citizens, and universally respected. He was an enthusiastic meteorologist, and was recognized as one of the best manufacturers of meteorological instruments in the country. His recorded observations extend through a period of more than thirty years, and are probably more minute than those of any other individual. He made frequent visits to the mountain-' ous regions of the country in the prosecution of his studies, and every unusual phenomenon was carefully noted. Mr. Andrews was of retiring habits, unweariedly industrious, an ingenious mechanic, and an exemplary Christian. Our readers and the general public will miss his scientific contributions, but his family and a small circle of intimate friends will mourn his departure, because they knew how deserving he was of their
respect and affeotion.—Journal Julia Howard, wife of Patrick
Donlon, died. Daniel Curley died, aged 27.
19. Maria, wife of George Devine, died, aged 21.
20. Ellen Colligan, wife of William Cogswell, died, aged 19.
21. Christopher Gresham died, aged 61. Ebenezer Peaslee died, aged 83.
22. Mrs. Hannah H. Stetson died, aged 64. Ann Loughnane died, aged 76.
23. Anna Barber died, aged 19.
24. Elizabeth Donovan, wife of John Brady, died, aged 26.
28. The National Savings Bank went into operation, paying depositors 6 per cent. 810,000 were deposited this first day of its business.
29. Nathaniel S. Benton, late state auditor, died at Little Falls, aged 77. He spent a considerable portion of his life in public office in Albany; his last term of office being 12 years as auditor, which terminated in 1868. He published a valuable History of Herkimer County.
30. Mary Elizabeth Wyman, wife of John S. Perry, died. Michael Quinn died, aged 66. Mary Ann, wife of John Dooland, died, aged 53.
July 3. Frederick Wilcox died, aged 24. Margaret, wife of Anthony Hedley, died, aged 48.
4. Mary E. Collins, wife of Edward G. Martin, died. Thomas WrightBon died, aged 81. i
5. The old steam boat, Hendrik Hudson, at one time the finest vessel an the river, was moored some time during this season on the east side of Pollopol's island, at the lower end of Newburgh bay; and, her machinery having been taken out, she was there converted into a floating hotel, or summer boarding house.
6. Patrick Brown died, aged 37.
7. The first stone in the foundation of the new Capitol was laid with ceremony. Among the distinguished individuals present was His Excellency Gov. John T. Hoffman, Hon. John V. L. Pruyn, several of the Capitol commissioners, John Bridgford, Esq., superintendent, and a large number of our prominent citizens. The stone was laid at the southeast corner of the grounds, by Hon. John V. L. Pruyn, who accompanied it with a few appropriate remarks. Haines, the photographer, was present and took a photograph of the scene. Workmen are engaged in cutting and laying stone, and the most perfect machinery in the world for handling stone has been erected. It consists of two large derricks, arranged on rail road tracks running the entire length of the proposed new edifice; by these derricks two men can handle a stone with ease weighing from ten to fifteen tons.— Times. Upon laying the stone, Hon. John V. L. Pruyn, one of the Capitol commissioners, made the following remarks: The occasion which has brought us together, marks an important event in the history of our state. The legislature has authorized the erection on this site of a new Capitol, for the accommodation of the executive, the legislative and the judicial departments of the government, the arrangement of which shall be commensurate with the wants of our great commonwealth, and mark its power and prosperity. The commissioners appointed by law will, at the proper time, make arrangements for laying the corner-stone of the building with the ceremonies appropriate to an occasion of so much interest. The thought which the subject calls out, will no doubt then find full expression. This is not the time to give utterance to them. Meanwhile the work will go on, and it has now reached that condition when the heavy masonry is to be commenced. Under these circumstances, and in behalf of the board of commissioners, I have been requested to lay, as I now do, in their name, this, the first foundation stone of the new Capitol of the state of New York. Here may wise laws be enacted. Here may purity and integrity of purpose always mark the action of executive power. Here may justice, the attribute of deity, be inflexibly administered, and may Almighty God bless
the state and prosper the undertaking Volkert Whitbeck died,
aged 70. Patrick McMahon died, aged 55. Margaret Hallenbake, wife of John Wagner, died, aged 25.
8. George W. Smith died, aged 84. Gideon Dare died, aged 29.
9. Jane, wife of Lawrence Riley, died, aged 52. Ann, wife of Michael Ryan, died, aged 63.
10. Elizabeth, wife of Edward Madox, died, aged 37.
11. Francis Hagen died, aged 66. Ann McNally died, aged 76.
12. S. H. H. Parsons resigned the office of police justice which he had held 21 years. John Welch died, aged 45.
13. Michael Burk died, aged 38.
14. The corner-stones of two churches were laid at 4 o'clock in the afternoon; that of the First Lutheran church, corner of Pine and Lodge streets, and the First Baptist church in State street near Swan. Among the articles placed in the corner-stone of the Lutheran church was the copperplate inscription taken from the corner-stone of the previous church, laid in 1816 James Curran died, aged 42.
17. Kate Belena Swift died.
18. Susan Huff, wife of John McClasky, died, aged 19. Peter Coburn died at Cobleskill, aged 52. Mrs. H. M. Webster died, aged 48.
19. William Maher died, aged 22.
20. Eliza, wife of Michael Kelly, died, aged 50. Catharine Rafferty died, aged 68.
21. Susan, wife of Jacob Loatwall, died, aged 73. Sarah Maria, wife of J. P. S. Briant, died, aged 47. Ann L., wife of James Eagan, died, aged 30.
22. Maggie M. Grey died, aged 19. Thomas Hewitt died, aged 82.
24. Angenet M., wife of W. F. Harris, died, aged 41. Wm. Pryde died, aged 73.
25. Margaret Van Wie died, aged 36. Mary E. Ross, wife of John Forsyth, died, aged 46.
26. Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Strain, died, aged 73. Eunice, widow of Ebenezer Pemberton, died, aged 63. P. J. O'Connor died, aged 66.
27. Ann, wife of Patrick Carroll, died, aged 44. Eliza J. Jones, wife of David VanAlstyne, died, aged 26.
28. Amy Scobie died, aged 21.
31. Mrs. Mercy Page died, aged 61.