Vitals: Early Vital Records from Various Newspapers



Source: Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889


Southworth-Ulrich - In this city, November 18th, 1889, by Rev. Wendell J. Grill, Marie, eldest daughter of the late Anton Ulrich, Esq., to Charles M. Southworth


Source: Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889

At Hymen's Altar

Just as the organ was pealing forth the "Wedding March," Mr. Jesse S. Thompson of Wilson and Miss Mary M. Thompson of Cambria stood at Hymen's altar, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 13th. The marriage took place at the residence of Henry B. Thompson, Cambia - the bride's father. The bride was tastefully and fitting attired, and the fond fair appeared to charming advantage. The officiating clergyman was Rev. D. L. Williams, Cambria. There were a goodly number of guests, mostly young people and the flower of the community. The presents were many, varied, useful and valuable. The bountiful supper which followed the ceremony was all that any epicure might desire. The whole affair was enjoyable. The young couple left for Niagara Falls, intending to take in Rochester and New York on their wedding tour. Their friends wish them joy and a pleasant journey.


Adam Art

Source: 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., 1896 newspaper.

Jacob Art

Source: Batavia NY Daily News, 15 Mar 1910

Jacob Art, pioneer, died yesterday

John Art

Source: 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

Source: 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

Source: North Tonawanda Evening News, 29 Dec 1916


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

Source: 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

Source: Buffalo Evening News, 25 Oct 1927


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.

Source: 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

Source: Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889


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.

Ira Congdon

Source: 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.

Catharine Harrington

Source: Lockport Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1889


Mrs. Catharine Harrington, an old resident of this village, died last sunday morning, at the advanced age of 79 years

Mrs. Wilhelmina Mayer

Source: 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.

Polly M'Dole

Source: 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.

Mrs. Jessie Phillips

Source: 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.