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Adam Art

unknown newspaper, exact date unknown, but definitely late in March of 1896 from other information on page.
Adam Art, a prosperous farmer near Lockport, hanged Friday. No cause assigned

Jacob Art

Batavia NY Daily News, 15 Mar 1910
Jacob Art, pioneer, died yesterday.

John Art

Buffalo Evening News, 23 Aug 1922
LOCKPORT, Aug. 23. - John Art, 55 years old, son of the late Jacob Art, formerly of Pendleton, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Andrew Mathias, 51 Price street, after a short Illness. He leaves one other slater, Sister Cornelia of Mount Saint Joseph's, Buffalo, and two brothers, Jacob of Buffalo and Frank of Swormsville. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock at the GoodShepherd church, Pendleton, with burial at in the Good Shepherd cemetery.

Katherine Art

North Tonawayda Evening News, 25 Aug 1915
Abstract: wife of late George, d. 23 Aug 1915; daughters Mrs Peter Baldwin, Tonawanda, Mrs. Edward May, Pendleton, Mrs. Benjamin Donner, Beach ridge, Mrs. Albert Hook, Cleveland, OH; sons Daniel, Tonawanda, Albert and Norman at home.

Walter Art

North Tonawanda Evening News, 29 Dec 1916
GUN SHOT WOUND CAUSES DEATH
From a gun shot wound in the right side, suffered Tuesday while cleaning his weapon, Walter Art, 21 years old, son of Mrs. Catherine Art of Pendleton, died at live o'clock this morning at the Sisters' Hospital, Buffalo. He exonerated William Kaiser, [23?], a companion who was with him at the time of the accident. The two young men had hold of the gun when it was discharged.

Mary E. Base

Lockport Union Sun and Journal, Tuesday, 5 May 1925
Mary E. Base, wife of John Base, died on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd, at the home Pendleton, N. Y. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sisters and one brother, the Misses Kate and Barbara Walk, Pendleton, Mrs. Amelia Shearer, Cleveland, O. and Amandus Walk, of Lockport. Funeral on Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the home and 9 o'clock at Good Shepherd Church. Interment In Good Shepherd cemetery, Pendleton.

Rev. Lawrence Bastian

Buffalo Evening News, 25 Oct 1927
PASTOR OF PENDLETON CHURCH DIES SUDDENLY
The Rev. Lawrence Bastian. pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd at Pendleton, N. Y.. dropped dead early Tuesday morning shortly after rising. Coroner J. E. Helwig of North Tonawanda said that death was probably due to apoplexy. Father Bastian has been pastor of the Pendleton Catholic church for about ten years.

Lockport, Union Sun and Jounal, Tuesday Evening, 25 Oct 1927
Rev. Lawrence Bastian passed away suddenly at the Parish House at Pendleton this Tuesday morning, October 25, 1927, aged 69 years. He leaves to mourn his loss one brother, Joseph, of Bowmansville, one sister, Mrs. Mary Fossett of Buffalo, and several nieces and nephews. The body will be taken in the Good Shepherd church on Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, and will lie in state until the funeral Friday morning at 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Robert Brown

Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889
Rapids
In the death of Mrs. Robert Brown, mother of Geo. N. Brown, which occurred last wednesday, another of Niagara county's pioneers has gone. Mrs. Brown, late relic of Capt. Robert Brown, came to this county years ago from the state of Rhode Island and settled on a farm in the town of Royalton, where she had since lived highly respected by all who knew her. She had lived a useful member of society for eighty nine years, and had well retained her mental faculties until the last. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Powell of Lockport, assisted by Rev. Mr. Weaver of this village, interment being at Cold Springs cemetery.

Mrs. Bushnell

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 14 Oct 1881
Mrs. Bushnell, of Lockport is dead. a few years since six children were born to her at one birth, four of whom are living.

Ira Congdon

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Friday, April 20, 1900
Ira Congdon One of Middleport's Oldest and Most Esteemed Citizens.
Ira W. Congdon, one of Middleport's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his late home on Williams street from pneumonia. He had been confined to the house for many months preceding his death with rheumatism. Mr. Congdon was 81 years old. He was the youngest of the two sons of Ira and Esther Congdon, who came from Vermont in 1818, and settled near the junction of the county line and Ridge roads. A year after Mr. Congdon's birth his father was killed by a limb fulling from a tree. The widow and two children then returned to Vermont. Seven years later, in 1827, she returned with her father and the two boys and they settled on a farm two miles west of the village, a portion of which Mr. Congdon owned at the time of his death. In 1850 Mr. Congdon caught the gold fever and went to California via Cape Horn. He returned a little more than a year later and settled down on the before mentioned farm, where he lived until a few years ago, retiring at that time and buying the residence on Williams street in Middleport. In 1854, Mr. Congdon was united in marriage to Livonia Smith. One son was born to them, Dr. Charles Congdon, of Buffalo, who has risen to prominence in the medical profession.

Mr. Congdon was a life-long attendant at the Universalist Church, joined the church in 1854, and was for a long time a trustee of the church and was one of its deacons at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow and son, Dr. Charles Congdon, and two grandchildren. By a host of friends his loss will be felt almost as keenly as by the immediate relatives. His life was exemplary to all in temperance, frugality and uprightness.

William Fipps

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 21 Oct 1881
Wilson - Mr. Wm. Fipps of this town, died last Thursday evening after an illness of several weeks. The funeral took place last Saturday afternoon.

Catharine Harrington

Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889
Newfane - Mrs. Catharine Harrington, an old resident of this village, died last sunday morning, at the advanced age of 79 years.

John H. Hill

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 21 Oct 1881
The service at the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath morning will be in memory of John H. Hill, who died at Leadville, Colo., Sept. 22.

Infant Hutchings

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
Wilson - The infant child of Mr. Ed. Hutchings died last Friday night. The funeral took place Sunday.

James B. Leonard

Niagara County News, Youngstown, 21 Jul 1882
Mr. James B. Leonard, an old pioneer of Newfane, died in Charlotteville Saturday night last, in the 84th year of his age. - Paro, Olcott, July 17th, 1882.

Mrs. Alice Long

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
Mrs. Alice Long, daughter of A. B. Arnold, died on Friday morning, Oct. 21st at the residence of her parents on the Townline road. She was removed from her home near Buffalo to the home of her parents last winter; but despite all that has been done for her comfort and relief, she had been gradually falling with consumption. The funeral took place last Sunday forenoon.

Mrs. Wilhelmina Mayer

North Tonawanda Evening News, between 1912 and 1914
Mrs. Wilhelmina Mayer, 46 years old, wife cf John Mayer of No. 49 Dahlgreen Place, died at the family home yesterday after a lingering illness. Besides the husband, two daughters, Catherine and Carrie Mayer; one son, Edward Mayer; her mother, Mrs. Catherine Art of Pendleton: four sisters, Mrs. Peter Balling of Tonawanda, Mrs. Edward May and Mrs. Benjamin Donner of Pendleton and Mrs. Allen Hook of Cleveland, and three brothers, Dianiel Art of Tonawanda, Albert and Norman Art of Pendleton, survive. The funeral will be held from Ascension church on Robinson street Monday morning, the Rev. F. J. Kelly officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Dr. Wm. McCollum

Niagara County News, Youngstown, 1 Dec 1882
In the death of Dr. Wm. Mccollum, Niagara county has lost one of its old pioneers, and the city of Lockport and vicinity a good, practical physician. Though rather rough in speech, he was benevolent and honest, and ready to administer to the poor as well as the more fortunate. He was born in Millersburg, Penn., in the year 1806, and became a resident of Porter in 1816, and of the city (then village) of Lockport in 1844.

Polly McDole

Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889
Polly M'Dole died at 8p.m. today, November 16th, 1889, at the residence of her son, W. G. Nason, No. 23 Nichols street, in this city. The funeral services will be held at her late residence at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 20th, and the remains interred at Cold Springs cemetery.

Sarah McDonald

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
The body of Mrs. Sarah McDonald, drowned in the canal at Middleport last Friday night, was Wednesday found in the canal near Knowlesville. She was 65 years of age.

Mrs. Roger Murphy

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 14 Oct 1881
Roger Murphy, on the creek road has been called upon to mourn the loss of his wife who has been gradually failing for over a year with the dread disease consumption, but had been about the house until within about a week of her demise. The remains were taken to Niagara for interment.

Mary O'Haher

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
Lewiston - Mary O'Haher, daughter of John O'Haher, died Wednesday morning at 2 a.m., aged 27 years. She took cold while performing some housework, and was sick but a short time, and with her death makes five children that John has lost. He has the sympathy of the whole community in this great affliction.

Mrs. Oliver

Niagara County News, Youngstown, 13 Oct 1882
Mrs. Oliver, relict of Edwin Oliver deceased, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Isaac Campbell on the Old town line Road in the town of Wilson, aged 83 years. The funeral will be held today, Monday, at 1 o'clock at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Campbell. The remains will be interred in the North Ridge Cemetery by the side of her late husband. She removed from Fulton County in 1836, and has resided in the neighborhood where she died for 46 years. She leaves six children to mourn her loss, Edward and Richard of the town of Wilson, Daniel B. of Cambria, Mrs. Isaac Campbell and Mrs. Alexander Bonesteel of Wilson, and Mrs. R. Wilson Oliver of the city of Lockport. Your correspondent has been acquainted with her for the last 40 years and can truly say that she was a kind neighbor and friend in every respect. Scores of loving friends will mourn her loss. Thus one by one our old pioneers are passing away.

William Perry

Niagara County News, Youngstown, NY, 11 Sep 1885
The death of Mr. William Perry, which was chronicled in last week's News, adds another to the long list of pioneers who are rapidly passing away one by one. His life, though spent in the quiet and content of a peaceful home, was not an uneventful one. He was the first white child born in the Town Of Porter, and from Aug. 17, 1811, the date of his birth, until his death on September 1st, 1885, he lived on the farm where he was born. His parents came to Western New York when it was a wilderness, and settled on the Four Mile Creek. Many interesting reminiscences are related of his father. One fact is mentioned, that during the war of 1812-13, with Great Britain, Mr. Perry, while on his way to mill, was chased by the Brittish, and leaving his team he fled to the woods, where he concealed himself in a hollow log. He remained four days in the woods before he could venture out. Mr. William Perry was married to Martha Clark March 6th, 1834, and during the long period of 51 years they were permitted to enjoy each other's society, and to shore the mutual sorrows which came to them. Four children were born to them; viz: Edward D. Perry, the oldest child, and only son, who enlisted in Co. F., N.Y.H.A., Aug. 15th, 1862; was taken prisoner at the battle of Ream's Station, Virginia, Aug. 25th, 1864, and died at Salisbury Prison, Dec. 2nd, 1864; Mrs. Bigelow, of Fall River, Mass.; Susie, who died at the age of seven; and Adelia, the youngest, now living with her parents. One brother and two sisters survive him; Ambrose Perry, of Porter; Mrs. George Eastman, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Mrs. Currie, of Niagara Falls, Ont. A few years ago Mr. Perry lost the sight of one eye, and this so affected the other that he became nearly blind, and has been confined to the house much of the time since. He was an earnest Christian man, and a member of the M. E. Church. Honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men, he has left an example worthy of imitation. A kind and loving husband, a wise and judicious father, he will be greatly missed and tenderly mourned by the stricken household whom he has left. Mr. Perry was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church 47 years. He was converted under the preaching of Elder Ide in the Tower school house, and was also steward and class leader in the church a number of years. The funeral services were held from the family residences last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Bickley, of Wilson, preaching the funeral sermon. The remains were interred in the Hosmer Cemetery.

Mrs. Jessie Phillips

Lockport Daily Journal, Thursday evening, Dec. 8, 1889
Hanged Herself
Mrs. Jessie M. Phillips commits the Rash Act Yesterday - Must Have Been Temporarily Deranged.
A tragedy terrible in its consequences, startled Newfane yesterday noon. Mrs. Jessie M Phillips, wife of Frank Phillips residing on the Lake Road from this city to Newfane station, and about a mile this side of tbe station, committed suicide by hanging yesterday morning. Mrs. Phillips was a young woman aged 34 years and 9 months. She had a little child aged two years. Yesterday morning the husband left the house with his wife and child. Mrs. Phillips apparently was in her accustomed health and good spirits. When the husband returned at noon he found his wife lifeless and the child in the house all alone. The unfortunate woman was evidently temporarily deranged. She had taken an old shawl, opened tbe cellar door, tied one end to the top of the stairs and swung herself off. It seems that Mrs. Phillips had attempted her life before, only four weeks ago, when she took an overdose of morphine. The case is a sad one. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from the house, and at noon from the M E church at Charlotte. Interment at Cold Springs cemetery, near this city.

Asa Pratt

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
Asa Pratt of this village, died quite suddenly last Sunday. The funeral services were on Tuesday afternoon.

Henry Rushback

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
On the evening of the 18th inst. Henry Rushback, a teamster at Suspension Bridge, was struck by a switch-engine in that village. The engine struck the wagon and Rushback was thrown out, striking upon his head. The deceased was 60 years old and leaves a wife.

Sarah W. Sage

Niagara County News, Youngstown, 22 Sep 1882
[Niagara Democrat]
Mrs. Sarah W. Sage, an estimable lady, and one of the pioneers of Niagara County, died Friday, Sept. 8th; at her residence in Lewiston, aged 78 years. The funeral was observed Sunday, at her late residence, Rev. W. P. Hellings of this city officiating. Mrs. Sage was the mother of Mrs. W. H. O'Keefe of this city. Mr. Hellings, at the close of his discourse at the Baptist church Sunday morning, paid a very appropriate tribute to the memory of the deceased.

Squire Sheppard

Niagara County News, 21 Oct 1881
Squire Sheppard, a Niagara County pioneer, died at Wilson Sept. 30th in the 89 year of his age.

Austin Simonds

Niagara County News, 9 Dec 1881
Austin Simonds, one of the oldest pioneers of this county, died at his residence in Pendleton, last week Tuesday. He lived 75 years ere being called to his long home. He has resided in this county 50 years.

Benjamin Stout

Niagara County News, 10 Mar 1882
Mr. Benjamin Stout, an old pioneer of Niagara County, who is 60 years of age, (living one and a half miles east,) is very low, and is liable to drop off any moment.

Hester Wille

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 14 Oct 1881
One of the oldest inhabitants of the Town of Porter, Mrs. Hester Wille, relict of the late Charles Wille, departed this life on Friday last at the ripe old age of 90 years. having passed that birthday four months since. Mrs. Wille was the oldest of her father's family and outlived all her brothers and sisters. She was born and brought up in New York City; and with her late husband came to this town in 1830, and has resided here from that time until her death. She was the mother of ten children, six are living, five of them being present at her funeral last Sunday. Mrs. Wille was well and favorably known in the town of Porter, and set a fine example that all might follow. She was laid to rest beside the remains of her husband in the Hosmer Cemetery.

Nellie Wright

The Niagara County News, Youngstown, N.Y., 28 Oct 1881
The coroner's jury, at Albion, find that Nellie Wright died from the effects of strychnine administered by her own hand while suffering great mental distress, or from a wound on the head. The jury was unable to determine whether the wound was made by Fred E. Hopkins or accidentally inflicted. It is the opinion of the jury that Hopkins alone, or with assistance, placed the body in the canal with the intention of concealing it. Hopkins gave bail this morning in $2,500 to appear at the next term of court.


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