Homer Aaron Scranton

Homer Aaron Scranton

Male 1874 - 1939  (65 years)

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  • Name Homer Aaron Scranton  [1, 2
    Born 3 Mar 1874  Parish, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Dec 1939  [2
    Age 65 years 
    Buried Mexico, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I34172  Tree2020
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Ancestors Henry A. Scranton Married: 2x2x ,   b. 1851, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1933, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Coffey,   b. Abt 1849, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1916, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Cora M. Stewart,   b. 1 May 1872, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1937, Fernwood, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1895  Dugway, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F12743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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 of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Murray. Donald had eaten supper with Homer 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 Coffey Scranton. His wife for whom he never 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1994] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Richland, Oswego, New York; Roll: T625_1254; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 185; Image: 327.
    2. [S804] Web: New York, Find A Grave Index, 1660-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).