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Schaller, Arthur

Rome Sentinel
November 2, 1961

Arthur (Max) Schaller, 69, a life-long resident of Stanwix, died Thursday morning in his home after an illness of six months. He was born November 27, 1891 in Rome, son of Thomas and Mary Carmen Schaller. Mr. Schaller first married Mrs. Leila Tanner, who died Feb. 12, 1946. On May 14, 1960 he married Mrs. Myrtle Smith in Cleveland. Plumber and steam fitter at Pettibone-Mulligan Corp., Mr. Schaller reitred five years ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles S. Mowers, Rome, and Mrs. Raymond Whittman, Stanwix, five sons, Mexwell A. Thomas F., and Melvin D., all of Rome, Kenneth L., in Wisconsin, and Warren C., Blossvale, step-children, Mrs. Howard Clinch, Vernon Center, Mrs. Joseph Gileece, Clark Mills, Mrs. John Sroka, Clarks Mills, Mrs. James Barnes, Rome, Stanley Smith, Bartlett, Virgil Smith, Boonville, Everett Smith, Utica, and Lyle Smith, Hecla, and 53 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services wil be at 2 pm Monday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home.

Schaller, Leila Tanner

News Clip:

Rome: Mrs. Leila M. Schaller, 51, wife of Arthur M. Schaller, Stanwix, died Feb. 8, 1946, in the Rome Hospital. She had been ill since July. She was born in Rome, the daughter of Frederick and Emma Hughes Tanner. Thirty-two years ago she married Arthur M. Schaller. She was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, her father, two daughters, Mrs.Charles Mowers of Stanwix Heights, and Mrs. Raymond Wittman of Stanwix, and five sons, Maxwell, Melvin, and Warren at home, and T/5 Frederick with the U. S. Army in France, and F1/c Kenneth Schaller in the Pacific with the Navy. The funeral will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in her home in Stanwix.

Schaller, Melvin

Rome Sentinel
January 2, 1990

Melvin D. Schaller, 65, of 7070 Rome-Oriskany Road, retired electronic technician, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 1989, in Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Syracuse, after an illness of several months. He was admitted on Dec. 23. Mr. Schaller was an electronic technician for Sperry Univac, Utica, until retiring in 1976. Born in Rome, July 14, 1924, he was a son of Arthur and Leila Tanner Schaller. On Sept. 9, 1947, he married Marilyn M. Meyer in St. John's Lutheran Church. Mr. Schaller served with the Army Air Force in the 11th Airborne Division, and received a Purple Heart. Mr. Schaller was a member of the Ascension Lutheran Church, the Oriskany School Board, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens, and the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Dianne) Lieber, Point Rock, and Sheila Schaller, Rome, a son Wayne E. Schaller, Rome, two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Marguerite) Whitman, and Mrs. Charles (Emogene) Mowers, both of Rome, two brothers, Maxwell A. Schaller, Rome, and Warren C. Schaller, Westmoreland, and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday, burial in Rome Cemetery.

Scranton, Cora Stewart

Pulaski Democrat
December 15, 1937

Mrs. Cora M. Scranton, 65, died at her home in Fernwood Tuesday morning following an illness of three months. Mrs. Scranton was born in his town May 1, 1872, a daughter of Thomas T. & Susanna Smith Stewart and her entire life has been passed in the vicinity of Fernwood. on December 25, 1895, she married Homer Scranton. She was a member of Pulaski Chapter OES and the Fernwood ME Church. Surviving besides her husband are two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Jewell of Pulaski and Mrs. Lizzie Butterworth, LaGrange, Ill., one brother, Fred Stewart of Fernwood, and several nephews and nieces. Burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Scranton, Frank

News Clip:

Frank H. Scranton, 71, Arlington Hotel, died yesterday in a Rome Hospital, where he had been a patient for 17 days. Mr. Scranton was born May 18, 1884, in Parish, a son of Henry A. and Elizabeth Coffee Scranton. He was educated in Dugway, NY schools, later living in Pulaski and Sandy Creek. He was employed at Griffiss AFB as a blacksmith in 1941-45. On Sept. 29, 1909, in Sandy Creek, he married Nettie Crouse, who survives. He also leaves a son, Henry R. Scranton, 89 Central Ave., Air City; a grandson, Charles R. Scranton, and a nephew. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 pm at the Weston and Woodard Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Leland Webster of the Sandy Creek Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Dugway Cemetery.

Scranton, Homer A.

Pulaski Democrat
January 3, 1940

The community was greatly shocked Friday morning upon hearing of the sudden death of Homer Scranton. Mr. Scranton was found dead by 12 year old Donald Murray, son o Mr. & Mrs. Walter Murray. Donald had eaten supper with Home on Thursday evening, as was his custom quite often, also accompanying him often on his trips to the surrounding farms to shoe horses. Various neighbors noticed lights on in the house at different hours during the night but thought nothing more of it until Donald went to call on him Friday morning and found him dead at the foot of the cellar stairs. he had fixed his furnace fire and had started to return upstairs with an armful of wood and had fallen dead. He had been preparing to retire, as his bed was open and night clothes laid out. Mr. Scranton had lived in Fernwood for many years and conducted a blacksmith shop at the old Morris Dunbar place. he was an expert horse-shoer and always had plenty of work until failing health compelled him to relinquish many jobs. He was born in Parish March 3, 1874, son of Henry and Elizabeth Coffy Scranton. his wife for whom he nver ceased to mourn, was Miss Cora Stewart. She passed away two years ago December 14th. The funeral was very largely attended at the home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. George Butler, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated, assisted by Rev. C. E. Jones, pastor of the Fernwood Baptist Church. The Masons of Mexico to which organization Mr. Scranton belonged, conducted their funeral service. Burial was in Dugway Cemetery. one brother, Frank Scranton, and nephew, Henry Scranton of Sandy Creek, a cousin, Mrs. Loyal Dimon and family of Maple View survive.

Seiler, Maud Lewis

Rome Sentinel
August 10, 1993

Maude L. Seiler, age 90, formerly of 310 W. Thomas Street, Rome, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1993, in Betsey Ross Skilled Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was born January 16, 1903, in Rome, the daughter of Albert R. & Maude Larkin Lewis. She was educated in Rome Schools. On July 11, 1942, she married William J. Seiler in St. Peter's Church. He died January 31, 1975. Mrs. Seiler was a private duty nurse for several years and was previously employed at Gerwig Construction Company. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Seiler, William

Rome Sentinel
January 31, 1975

William J. Seiler, 77, of 310 W. Thomas St., died Friday in Rome Hospital after a long illness. He was born Feb. 22, 1897 in Rome, son of William N. & Jane Phillipps Seiler. He attended Rome schools. On July 11, 1942, he married Maude Lewis in St. Peter's Church.

Mr. Seiler was employed as a laboratory technician at Rome Cable Corp., retiring in May 1963. Previously he was employed by Varflex Corp. Mr. Seiler was a member of St. Mary's Church, Independent Hose Co. No. 1 and the Firemen's Benevolent Association. He leaves his wife.

Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Smith, Loren

Pulaski Democrat
Februay 25, 1925

Altmar - Undertaker E. A. Field and Dr. Walter Hayes, health officer, were called to Dugway Sunday morning by the death of Loren Smith, aged (illegible). Mr. Smith, who lived alone, was found dead by one of the neighbors.

Southern, Daniel

Rome Sentinel
October 16, 1985

Daniel L. Southern, 74, of 729 Calvert Street, died Tuesday Oct. 15, 1985, in Rome Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Rome on Nov. 14, 1910, he was the son of Frank and Nellie Gorham Southern. He graduated from Rome Free Academy. He married Dorothy Leppert in New York City on Aug. 6, 1944. Mr. Southern was employed at Griffiss Air Force Base for more than 20 years, retiring in 1970. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Stanwix Men's Club, and the Independent Hose Company No. 1.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. James (Joanne) Gahan, Spencerport, and Mrs. George (Bonnie) Hickey, Rome, two sons, Thomas O. Southern, Webster, and Rick K. Southern, Canoga Park, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Karl (Dorothy) Masters, Tonowanda, and Mrs. Leslie (Delores) Ball, Utica, one half-brother, Howard Barber, Rome, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 pm Friday, burial in Rome Cemetery.

Stone, Agnes Henderson

Sacramento Bee
December 27, 1955

Stone - In this city, December 27, 1955, Agnes Virginia Stone, wife of the late Charles H. Stone, mother of Mrs. Florence A. Burbank, Mrs. Madelaine I. Glenn, Mrs. Wilma Stone Warner of Sacramento, sister of Mrs. Fannie I. Boell of Sacramento, leaves 5 grandchildren, a native of Virginia.

Stone, Charles

Sacramento Bee
December 18, 1950

Stone - In this city December 18, 1950, Charles Hassett Stone, husband of Agnes V. Stone, father of Mrs. Earl Warner, Mrs. Madelaine I. Glenn, Mrs. Florence Burbank of Sacramento, brother of Eugene E. Stone of Pasadena, a native of Nevada, aged 75 yrs, Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 1:30 pm from the chapel of Harry A. Nauman & Son.

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