Stewarts of New York

Sylvanus Convers Huntington, Sr.

Male 1820 - 1894  (73 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus Convers Huntington 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 14 Apr 1820  Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Mar 1894 
    Person ID I41437  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Joseph Huntington,   b. 1778, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1857, Charleston, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Eliza Converse,   b. 1788, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1866  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Emily Lovina Snow,   b. 23 Jul 1837, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1890  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, January 1, 1891 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - December 24th, at the house of the bride, in this village by Rev. Dr. Douglas, Hon. S. C. Huntington and Mrs. Emily L. Fenton. The contracting parties are among our most highly respected and best known people. The wedding was strictly a family affair. We cordially tender them our very best wishes and hearty congratulations.
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Hanna Maria Warner,   b. 28 Sep 1820, Vernon, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1888, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1846  Sandy Creek, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Metelill Huntington,   b. 6 May 1853,   d. 18 Oct 1912  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Sylvanus Convers Huntington, Jr.,   b. 12 Jun 1857, Glen Castle, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, March 7, 1894 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Hon. S. C. Huntington, One of Pulaski's Most Prominent Citizens Has Passed Away - Our village has met with an irreparable loss in the death of Hon. Sylvanus O. Huntington, who died Friday afternoon, March 2d, 1894, at his residence in Pulaski, at the age of 73 years. He was born at West Charleston, Vermont, the son of Joseph and Hannah Huntington, the parents of seven children, of whom only one now survives, Carlos W. Huntington, of Richland Centre, Wisconsin. He prepared for college at Brownington Academy, Vermont. He spent his freshman year at Dartmouth college, New Hampshire, and his sophomore year at Oberlin college, where he became acquainted with his first wife, Miss Hannah M. Warner; a resident of Sandy Creek, New York. He spent his junior and senior years at Dartmouth college, New Hampshire, where he graduated in the year 1845, and married Miss Warner, a sister of the Hon. Andrew S. Warner, on February 12, 1846, at Sandy Creek, Oswego county. Not long after his graduation he entered as a law student the office of Hon. Andrew Z. McCarty, where he pursued his studies preliminary to admission to the bar, a part of the time, and perhaps all of it, in the law firm which was composed of three members, Andrew Z. McCarty, John B. Watson and Daniel McCarty, all of whom are now deceased. Before his admission to the bar he spent some time as a private tutor at the Hermitage, in Tennessee, near Nashville, of Andrew Jackson Donaldson, an adopted son of Gen. Jackson. About the time, or a short time before his admission, the practice of law in the state of New York was changed under the constitution adopted in 1846, so that the matter of examination became a matter of substance as to qualification rather than a question of time spent in preparation. He was admitted to practice at about the year 1847. He opened an office at Belleville, Jefferson County, soon after, and practiced there a year or two. His principal competitor was E. Hawen, Esq. After practicing there a year or two he removed to Pulaski and opened an office in 1849, where he remained in practice till his decease. His remarkable success in his profession may to a great extent be attributed to his, industry and regularity. After he commenced his legal studies he had no teacher to watch him and see that he spent the requisite time in study. He had another student with whom he studied the same books and at the same time, and recited with him regularly, exhibiting the regularity so characteristic of himself. He never had a law partner until his partnership with his son in 1882, which remained till his death. He was elected county judge of Oswego County and served one term, commencing January 1, 1856, and ending January 1, 1860. He was elected district attorney for Oswego county, in November, 1865, but resigned soon after, and it is believed has never since that time held any political office. But a whole community regrets and is sensible of his loss. He died leaving two children surviving, a daughter, Miss Metelill Huntington, and his son, S. C. Huntington, Jr. His life and successful career presents to the student a remarkable example to follow, which is almost sure to meet with ultimate success, He was a man of remarkable physical as well as intellectual powers. But the great secret of his success was his remarkable industry, self-reliance and regularity, and constant attention to the duties of his profession. No client was refused for his poverty, nor was he ever charged with yielding to an adversary on account of his wealth. His first wife died May 23d, 1888. His second wife, relict of Hon. James W. Fenton, he married December 24, 1890, who survives him. The funeral was held at his late residence on Salina street, Monday afternoon at one o'clock. The pall bearers were Hon. J. C. Churchill, ex-supreme court justice, Oswego; U. S. district attorney W. A. Poucner, Oswego; Col. Ward G. Robinson, Oswego; Hon. J. B. Higgins, Esq., Oswego; G. G. French, Esq., Mexico; D. A. King, Esq., Pulaski. Other Oswego county attorneys present were: Judge Stowell, Oswego; ex-surrogate H. L. Howe, Oswego; D. P. Lester, Esq., Oswego; F. Spencer, Fulton; Hon. A, Wart, Sandy Creek; Hon. T. W. Skinner, Mexico; Hon. N. B. Smith, Pulaski. Relatives from out of town were in attendance as follows Mrs. J. T. Hoyt and Miss Grace Fenton, of New York; Mrs. A. S. Warner and son, Mr. Monroe Warner, and Mrs. Smith Barlow and her daughter, all of Lacona. The impressive funeral services were conducted by A: S. Emmons, of the Congregational church, assisted by Rev. D. J. Barley, pastor of the Baptist church. The floral offerings were many and exquisitely beautiful.



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