Stewarts of New York

Darius Hale

Male 1829 - 1912  (83 years)


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  • Name Darius Hale  [1
    Born 13 Mar 1829  Colerain, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jun 1912  Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I176  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors William M. Hale,   b. Abt 1797, Colerain, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1882  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mercy B. Stewart,   b. 23 Dec 1795, Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1863  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Cynthia Widrig,   b. 17 Nov 1830, Schyuler, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1910, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1851 
    Children 
     1. Cora A. Hale,   b. 1860,   d. 1862  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Hattie E. Hale,   b. 22 Jun 1854, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1927, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, June 20, 1912 Sandy Creek News - Darius Hale - Darius Hale died at his home south of this village June 5, 1912. He was one of six children born to Wm. and Mercy Stewart Hale. He was born March 13, 1829 in the home which is now owned by William Hale, his nephew, and spent his whole life in that and the home where he died which adjoins it. He was married Aug. 28, 1851 to Miss Cynthia Widrig, daughter of the late Lawrence Widrig of this town. Two daughters were born to them, Mrs. Wilbur Jamerson and Cora, who died in infancy. His parents were among the first settlers here, coming from Masachusetts. He has been able to watch progress from a home made sled to the automobile and could relate many interesting facts about the country at that time and since. The Salt road was then a wilderness. As soon as they could clear a spot they began to raise corn. It was taken on an ox sled to Williamstown, the nearest place where it could be ground. The settlers would take turns in making the trips. No one could have vinegar as there were no apples. His father was the first one to get a few apple trees started, and as soon as they began to bear fruit the juice was pressed out by hand, and by a long, slow process was converted into vinegar. It was used very sparingly so that the neighbors might all have some. His father was also the first man in the community to buy a stove. It was a two griddle affair with the griddles hollow on one side to form a dish and could be turned over when wanted. Logs were cut into short lengths and sewn out to make receptacles for catching sap. The Indians were as numerous as the settlers usually following Deer creek which ran through their farm. The land sold for seven cents per acre and his father's taxes at one time were four cents. The family was noted for its hospitality and a stranger was never turned away. He could remember when the cross roads were as thickly settled as some villages are now, but all log houses and within a few minutes time a crowd of fifty or more young people could be gotten together for a party. He was considered a good violinist in those days and never lost his love for it. Less than a year ago he would play the violin with his great grandchildren and could finger it as easily as they. Through his middle life he dealt extensively in cattle, taking many of them "Down East" His brother, Irving, was in company with him a part of the time. He was the last of the immediate family. His wife died in May 1910. He has enjoyed excellent health until last winter and would more easily have been taken for sixty years old than eighty, but it was an extremely hard blow to him when his grandson, Chas. Jamerson, died a few month ago. He was a member of the M. E. church of Sandy Creek. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Jamerson, where he lived, Saturday, June 8, his pastor, Mr. Woodley, officiating. The choir sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Nearer My God to Thee" and he was laid to rest in the family plot in Woodlawn.

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Tree.



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