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John C. Erskine

John C. Erskine

Male 1849 - 1939  (90 years)


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  • Name John C. Erskine 
    Born 18 Apr 1849 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Aug 1939 
    Age 90 years 
    Person ID I33752  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors John E. Erskine,   b. 17 Oct 1822, Fernwood, Richland, Oswego County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1920  (Age 98 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Hannah Moffett Treadway,   b. 1821,   d. 14 Dec 1894  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara J. Simmonds,   b. 21 Jun 1848,   d. 12 Jan 1914  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Walter Allen Erskine,   b. 14 Apr 1883,   d. 3 Mar 1983  (Age 99 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Lulu Belle Erskine,   b. 21 Oct 1886,   d. 13 Aug 1961  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F12566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John C. Erskine - April 18, 1849 - August 24, 1939. Son of John E. and Hannah Moffet Treadway Erskine. Husband of Clara J. Simmonds.

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday, August 25, 1939 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - John C. Erskine Dead At Pulaski ¬Veteran Railroad Man, 90, Had Been In Failing Health Since Spring - Pulaski, August 25 - John C. Erskine, 90, veteran railroad man, and one of the oldest residents of Pulaski, died Thursday evening at his home in North street. Mr. Erskine had been in failing health since last spring, but had only been confined to his bed for about a month. He was born in Holmesville, now Fernwood, April 18, 1849, having celebrated his 90th birthday last spring. He was the son of John and Clara Simmonds Erskine, who were among original settlers of the Fernwood section. He spent his early years on the farm, helping his father clear the timber from the place. The old Erskine homestead as it was known remained in the family until its sale this spring. After a period of farm life he went to work for the old R. W. & O. railroad and was in railroad employ for more than 50 years, retiring about 20 years ago. He was a construction foreman on bridge work in the old days when stone foundations were the style, and he was in charge of the stone work on many of the bridges in northern New York. Since his retirement he had lived at home except for several visits a week to the old home at Fernwood which he helped his sisters maintain. He preserved his faculties wonderfully for a man of his age. He was an attendant of the Methodist church and was an honorary member of the R. W. & O. Pioneers. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ann Vorce of Mexico and Miss Carrie Erskine of Fernwood; one son, Walter A. Erskine of Washington, D. C. and one daughter, Miss Lulu B. Erskine of Pulaski. Funeral arrangements are not complete.