Sylvester E. Nelson

Male 1838 - 1904  (66 years)

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  • Name Sylvester E. Nelson 
    Born 25 May 1838 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Dec 1904 
    Person ID I41187  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Gardner Powers Nelson,   b. 12 Sep 1814,   d. 19 May 1879  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Farr,   b. 1809,   d. 6 Jan 1890  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Frances E Hill,   b. 7 Mar 1842,   d. 18 Jan 1937  (Age 94 years) 
    Married: 1x1. Flora L. Nelson,   b. 8 Jun 1872,   d. 17 Feb 1946  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sylvester E. Nelson - May 25, 1838 - December 3, 1904. Son of Gardner Powers and Mary Farr Nelson. Husband of Frances E. Nelson. Married December 20, 1866.

      Newspaper Obituary - Sunday Morning, December 4, 1904 Syracuse Herald - Syracuse, New York - Died in His Chair - Sylvester Nelson of Richland Suddenly Expired Yesterday - Pulaski, December 3 - Sylvester Nelson, aged 66 years, of the town of Richland, died suddenly at 8:30 o'clock this morning. Mr. Nelson went to the barn and after doing the work there returned to the house and drew a chair near the kitchen stove, complaining of feeling quite cold. Soon afterward he went into the dining-room, Mrs. Nelson in the meantime being busily engaged in preparing breakfast. He stated to his wife that he was unable to get warm. A few moments later she passed near his chair and was horrified to find him dead. Coroner LeRoy F. Hollis of Sandy Creek was notified and reached the Nelson residence this afternoon, but did not deem an inquest necessary. Funeral services will be held at the house at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, December 7, 1904 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Sylvester Nelson - Sylvester Nelson, a well-known and highly respected resident of Richland, passed away suddenly at about 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Mr. Nelson, a short time previously, had gone to the barn upon his premises to care for his horse. After performing his customary work at the stable he returned to the house. He entered the kitchen and soon after drew a chair up near the stove, complaining of feeling cold. Mrs. Nelson was busily engaged preparing the morning meal. The wannth from the kitchen stove did not seem ample and Mr. Nelson went to the dining room. He remarked to his wife that he could not get warm. A few moments later she passed near the chair in which her husband was seated and was horrified to find him dead. Dr. LeRoy F. Hollis, of Lacona, coroner for the eastern end of Oswego County, was summoned, reaching the Nelson residence a few hours after Mr. Nelson's death. Coroner Hollis, after making an investigation, did not deem an inquest necessary. The deceased, who was about 66 years old, was a carpenter and contractor by occupation. Had always been a most industrious man, commanding the confidence of all. Besides his widow he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Grinett, who resides at the family home. Funeral services were held at the house at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Masonic Order from this village of which Mr. Nelson was a member were present.