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Upham, Marcena

Death of Marcena Upham, Aged 78 Years.

    Georgetown, Oct. 4 --- Marcena Upham was born April 22, 1842, and passed away Sept. 21, 1920. Mr. Upham was born and always lived on the same farm. He leaves one son, Lloyd; one grandson, Sereno Marcena; one brother, Frank of Kirkland, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wadsworth of McGraw and Mrs. Achsah Brown of this place. The funeral was held Sept. 23 at his late home, Rev. L R Morton officiating. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery, Masonic services being held at the grave. He was a member of the Baptist church of this place.

Upham, Scoville J

One Killed; Another Injured


Scoville Upham of Lebanon Killed by Milk Train.


His Nephew, Morrell Upham, of Ohio Seriously Injured --- Chenango Valley Milk Train Struck Buggy on Alling Crossing Last Friday Afternoon,

(From Our Regular Correspondent).

    Lebanon, Dec. 22 --- A very sad accident occurred here Friday afternoon when Scoville J Upham, a prominent farmer of this town was instantly killed and his nephew, Morrell Upham of Ohio, was badly injured when the top buggy in which they were riding was struck by the afternoon milk train on the Chenango branch from Syracuse at the John Alling crossing, about a mile and a quarter from Lebanon village towards Georgetown Station.
    The younger Mr. Upham was visiting at the home of his uncle. Dr. Stradling of Earlville was called, and found one of his hips broken. He was made as comfortable as possible until Monday when he was taken to a hospital in Syracuse.
    Scoville Upham was about 75 years of age and had been a resident of the town of Lebanon for many years. He is survived by two sons, Floyd and Morrel, both of Lebanon and by five daughters. The funeral was held from the home Tuesday.
1919 in pencil on article.

Another sad accident happened last week when Scoville Upham 72 years old was instantly killed at the Fisk crossing near Lebanon. Mr. Upham and his nephew Morrell, twenty-five years old were returning from a visit to Eaton. It is reported that they were struck at 6:30 p.m. by the southbound train which was late and running at full speed. The nephew said they stopped and listened but heard no whistle or train but as they drove onto the track the heavy engine flashed in view and struck them broadside. The younger man jumped, but was injured seriously and may be crippled for life as his hip and shoulder were terribly broken and bruised. He was removed later to a Syracuse Hospital and doctors hope for his recovery. The wagon was demolished and the horse went home unharmed and practically unstrapped. The older man must have been killed instantly. The private funeral was held at his late home Monday at 1 p.m. Rev. M A Abuhl of Georgetown officiated. Masonic services were performed at the grave and undertaker Currin had charge of the burial. Mr. Upham was a highly esteemed and respected man and his unfortunate death was a severe shock to his family and many friends. Beside other relatives he is survived by one daughter of this village Mrs. Lynn Higgins, who has the sympathy of the community in her breeavement.

Van de Bogart, Mrs. Lucinda

Mrs. Van de Bogart
Mrs. Lucinda Van de Bogart, aged 86, passed away at the home of her son, Emmett, north of this village, at an early hour Saturday morning after being in feeble health for some time. About three weeks ago she sustained a fracture of the hip and has grown rapidly worse since that time. The funeral was held on Tuesday in the church at Delphi Falls, of which she had been a member for a long time, and interment made there beside her husband, the late John Van de Bogart. A more extended obituary will appear later.

Van Hovenburg, James

    James Van Hovenburg died at his home here Tuesday morning, aged 79 years. Mr. Van Hovenburg had spent practically his entire life in this town. He was a veteran of the civil war and had been in ill health for several years. He is survived by a widow and one brother, Henry, of Oran. The funeral was held from his late home Friday, Rev. Henry Buell officiating, and burial was made in Hillside cemetery.

Volmer, Adella Wilcox

    Adella Wilcox Volmer died at the home of her son Randolph, 1713 Florence avenue, Utica, on Tuesday, Nov 4th, 1919, after an illness of several months, but until the last few days had been able to be up and around the home. Mrs Volmer, the only daughter of the late Charles Wilcox of the town and Samantha Briggs Wilcox now of Rome, was born December 23, 1852, about midway between this village and Upperville in a house which has been moved and is now the tenant house on the G N Wilcox farm just west of this place. She spent all her early years here teaching school for several terms in different districts near this village. In October, 1869, she united with the Methodist Episcopal church, while Rev A M Colegrove was pastor and retained her membership with that church at the time of her passing, being always a consistent and attentive member, always ready to help with word or deed as the occasion required and many there are who will remember her fervent prayer and interesting testimony at prayer and class meetings. On January 10, 1877, she was united in marriage with Anthony Volmer of this place, who was also a consistent member of the M E church and who passed to 'That Better Land' on January 11, 1916. To them were born nine children, all of whom survive. Beside a host of friends there are left to mourn her loss, her mother, Mrs Samantha Wilcox of Rome, who has passed her 93rd birthday; one brother, Robert G Wilcox, of 1211 Eire street, Utica; six sons, Robert and Randolph of Utica, Paul of Ilion, Erie of Kenwood, Reginald of Sherburne Four Corners and Waldo of this place, and three daughters, Mrs James Penner of Utica, Mrs George Wilson of Oriskany and Mrs Elizabeth Atkins of Yonkers. Accompanied by her children and their families, the body was brought to this place on Friday and the funeral held in the church of her choice at 11:30, Rev W S York, pastor, officiating. Burial took place beside her husband in the west village cemetery.

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