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Subject: [NYMONROE-L] !! Monroe Co., NY Jan. 4-5, 1871
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 23:46:53 EST

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Jan 4, 1871


CLARK - SAFFORD - In Norwich, Conn., Dec. 27th, 1870, at the residence of the
bride's father, by the Rev. J. W. ASHTON, Mr. Frank H. CLARK, of Lima, N. Y.,
and Miss Etta K. SAFFORD, of the former place.

CURTIS - In this city, January 3d, 1871, H. N. CURTIS, aged 72 years.
-Funeral from his late residence, No. 11 Mortimer street, on Thursday,
January 5th, at 2 P. M.

RECHE - At San Luis Req, California, December 16th, 1870. Abbie Eugenia,
youngest daughter of Vital C. and Amelia MAGEE RECHE, aged 8 years and ?

DRESSER - On Sunday evening, January 1st. Hattie Louisa, only daughter of
Jonathan and Louisa DRESSER, aged 5 years, 9 months and 6 days.
-Funeral at the residence, No. 32 Monroe avenue, this (Wednesday) afternoon,
at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.

COLVIN - In this city, on the 3d inst., Hiram D. COLVIN, aged 77 years.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.

Avon, Dec. 27, 1870
To-day our venerable townsman, Merritt W. RIGGS, was killed near the Avon
depot, by the backing of a train. He lived a brief time after the accident,
in the possession of trason(?) To the last. Thus, not in the course of
nature, but by violent death, has been removed one of the old pioneers. On
the 18th of November last he had completed the term of three score years and
ten. This gentleman seemed to have a premonition of coming doom, remarking to
his friends, since the advent of Christmas, that his days were numbered, that
he had but a few days to live.

Mr. RIGGS leaves a widow, and five children, three sons and two daughters,
James W. RIGGS, the eldest son, is commercial editor of the World, and his
youngest son, Wm. DeLancy RIGGS, is a young man of promise, residing in New
York city.

The deceased was a native of Oxford, Conn., and when a lad of tender years,
his parents became residents of Livonia, in this county. He married in 1824
Harriet KELLOGG, sister of Mr. John KELLOGG, one of the oldest residents of
Avon, who survives to mourn the sudden and fearful death of a kind husband.

When a young man Mr. RIGGS was a school teacher, prosecuting that arduous
calling with diligence. He was gifted with great musical talents, and his
voice of great strength, and purity of tone was unbroken by age. In times of
early settlement he was held in great repute as a singing master, and many
teachers live to mourn their old master.

His mind was one of more than ordinary power, and his retentive memory of
past events rendered his conversation entertaining and sometimes instructive.
In the relations of friend and neighbor he was kind, and will be favorably
remembered. Fond of historic reading, familiar with political statistics,
full of genial love for old songs, his companionship was often sought by
young men.

Jan 5, 1871


CURTIS - In this city, January 3d, 1871, H. N. CURTIS, aged 72 years.
-Funeral from his late residence, No. 11 Mortimer street, on Thursday,
January 5th, at 2 P. M.

DARROW - On the morning of the 4th inst., Susan R., wife of Erastus DARROW.
-Funeral from the residence, No. 45 Franklin st., on Friday afternoon, at 2

COLVIN - In this city, on the 3d inst., Hiram D. COLVIN, aged 77 years,
father of Wm. M. COLVIN and Mrs. S. L. Brewster.
-Funeral from his late residence, No. 81 Court street, to-day (Thursday), the
5th inst., at 11 o'clock A. M. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Mrs. Elizabeth PIPER, of Cayuga county, died on the 10th inst., at the
advanced age of 108 years.

Mr. Benjamin FERRIS, of Ulysses, Tompkins county, died on the 12th ult., in
his 100th year.

The Syracuse Journal says: "A sad and fatal accident occurred Saturday, at
the New York Central Railroad depot, Jordan. Mr. SHOFF, a man sixty-three
years of age, formerly from Lysander, who had resided in Jordan for some
time, was at the station with his cutter when the three o'clock train passed
that place. At the same time the omnibus team became somewhat unmanageable,
and notwithstanding every effort to avoid a collision, the omnibus ran over
Mr. SHOFF's cutter and injured him so seriously that he died yesterday. At
first it was thought that the injuries were not serious, but Mr. S. grew
worse rapidly, and nothing could be done to save him. He was very greatly
respected by all who knew him, and his death has cast a sad gloom over the

The Elmira Advertiser has the following;
"Two brothers named McMICHAEL, and their two lady companions, all residing at
Hornellsville, had a very narrow escape from sudden death on Friday morning.
The four persons had gone from Hornellsville to Burns the evening previous in
a sleigh to attend a dance, and on their way home it is supposed they fell
asleep. Just as they approached Ayers' crossing, about three miles above
Hornellsville, an express train on the Erie Railway was passing. The horses
were upon the track at that minute, and both of them were instantly killed,
one of them being carried forty rods on the cow-catcher. Neither the sleigh
nor its occupants were in any manner injured, further than the breaking of
the sleigh tongue. It was indeed a very narrow escape for the persons in the
sleigh, and will no doubt teach them the importance of being awake when they
approach railroad crossings.

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