Oswego County, NY

Many thanks to Ruth Seibert for contributing these obituaries. "I have some obituaries from the Reuben Salisbury families of the Sandy Creek area.  A few come from a Bible I obtained, that I believe to have belonged to "Deacon" Reuben.  They were newspaper articles pasted into the Bible. Ruth Seibert at:  <>.

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Reuben Salisbury, Jr

Mr. Reuben Salisbury, familiarly known as "Deacon Reuben," died suddenly at his residence, at Lacona, on Tuesday.  He had been as well as usual during the day, and was engaged in doing some out door work about his mill in the afternoon.  About four o'clock, a person called at the mill to see him.  On searching for him he was found back of the building lying on the ground, apparently in a fit.  He was carried into the house, and although conscious and seemingly in possession of all the faculties of the mind, his physical strength rapidly gave way, and in about two hours he calmly breathed his last.
Mr. Salisbury was born in Vermont in the year 1800, and was consequently seventy four years of age.  he came to this town at the age of twenty two, where he has since resided, with the exception of two or three years spent in Virginia, and two years in the town of Ellisburg.  He was a miller by trade, and was still actively engaged in business at the time of his death.  He had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for over fifty years, and for a good share of the time deacon.  Though somewhat excentric (sic) in his manner, he was regarded as a man of strict integrity and of vital piety.  His companion died less than a year ago, and he has often been heard to speak of his loneliness, and of his desire to depart and be with Christ, and with the loved ones gone before.
The funeral took place at the Baptist Church on Thursday.  Rev. R. H. Spafford preaching the sermon. 

Miriam Salisbury Parish Hale

In Sandy Creek, March 7th, 1868, Mrs. MIRIAM HALE, in the 67th year of her age.
She leaves a large class of relatives to mourn her departure.  Mrs. Hale was born at Shaftsbury, Vermont, October 3d, 1801.  She came to Sandy Creek with her father's family in 1821, and lived in this immediate vicinity the last forty six years.  Mrs. Hale has been twice married, her first husband, Eli Parish, died a few years since at New Centreville.  Mr. Hale is still living.
Mrs. Hale joined the Baptist Church at Sandy Creek at its organization in 1821, and has been a member of that denomination and a living Christian to the hour of her decease.  Mrs. Hale presented in her life a positive and pleasing evidence that a large amount of good can be accomplished even without wealth or station, and that, too, amidst poverty, sickness and a mothers' cares.  A great deal of her time, for many years, was spent in the sick room; and many are now living that bless the memory of Aunt Mira, as she was familiarly know by many of her numerous circle of friends.  Her knowledge of very many simple medicinal remedies, her practical fitness as a nurse and her unceasing sacrifices among the poor, the sick and dying, has embalmed her in the loving memory of a multitude; and when that great day of inquest shall come and glory shall be given to those that have ministered unto Christ by sacrifice to His earthly children, Mrs. H. shall have a brighter crown than multitudes that out of their abundance have given their thousands, and God grant that her history may induce many others to go and do likewise.

Elhanan Salisbury  
Funeral services for Elhanan Salisbury, 86, who died in the Oswego county home at Mexico Sunday afternoon, November 18, 1934, were held from the Pratt funeral home in Sandy Creek Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W.S. Dobbie officating.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Salisbury was born in 1848, the sone of Uri Salisbury of Sandy Creek and spent most of his life in this town.  He married Miss May Wimple and the cuple had one daghter, who married A. S. Harrington and lived at Roosevelt, L. I.
He has been at the county home for the past 20 years and had been in poor health for about three years.  So far as is known he has no survivors.


PARISH    In Dunlap, Peoria county, Ill., Oct. 25th, 1878, of consumption, Judson E. Parish, aged 36 years.  Mr. Parish was formerly a resident of Richland, and a soldier in the late war.  He was a brother of Mrs. Levi Bennett and Mrs. Polly Babcock, of this village.
The Sac Sun January 11 1917 - Sac City, IA

Life's Record is Ended
Mrs Richard R. Stevens

Brief mention was made last week of the death of Mrs Richard R. Stevens at her home in Cedar township, three miles southeast of Sac City on Tuesday morning, January 3, 1917.  The funeral, held at the Stevens home on Friday Jan. 5 at 2 o'clock p.m. was conducted by the Rev. W. J. Coulston, D.D., pastor of the First Baptist church.  The texts used were that one in John 14:2, so much loved by Mrs Stevens, and II. Cor. 5:1.  A large number of friends gathered to pay a tribute of love and to follow the body to its last resting place. Interment was made at Cory Grove cemetery.

Sarah E. Parish was born in Richland N.Y. on March 10 1869.  At the age of twelve years she came with her parents to Black Hawk county, Iowa, and the next year to Marathon, where the family lived for seventeen years, coming in 1898 to Sac City.  On March 6, 1907 she was united in marriage with Richard R. Stevens. To this union three children were born, namely : Olive aged 8 years; James, aged 7; and Floyd, aged 5.

Mrs Stevens was baptized on June 15,1890, at the age of twenty one years and was a member of the Baptist church in Marathon until her removal to Sac City, when she brought her membership to the Baptist church here.

Two years ago Mrs Stevens slipped and fell, striking her breast against the corner of an iron sink, and cancer developed rapidly. On February 2, 1916 and again in April she submitted to operations but the disease had taken too strong a hold. During the last few months, at times, the suffering was very severe.  About two weeks before her death symptoms became worse , and during the last week of her life the suffering was intense, not only from the cancer it self but also from its effects upon her nerves and other parts of her body.  Through the months of her sickness she showed  marked courage and bravery.  She wanted to  live for the sake of her family, but was reconciled to God's will.  Two days before her death she expressed strong faith in God, and spoke of what He had been to her through all her sickness.  The afternoon before her passing, when asked what chapter she wished read  to her she said :  " Read 'In my Fathers house are many mansions'.  I always liked that chapter."

Mrs Stevens leaves her husband and three children, also her mother, Mrs Susan Parish of Sac City, two brothers, Rev M.C. Parish of Peru, Burma, and Dr U.S. Parish of Storm Lake Iowa, and one sister Mary L. Parish of Sac City.

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