Edward W. Near

Male 1835 - 1906  (71 years)


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  • Name Edward W. Near  [1, 2
    Born 2 Sep 1835  Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1906  Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 71 years 
    Buried Orwell, Oswego County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Near  (Father) 
    Elizabeth  (Mother) 
    Person ID I6634  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father John Near 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F62576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Harriet A. Near,   b. 29 Jan 1836, Franklin, Butler, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1913, Orwell, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1858  Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Henrietta Estella Near,   b. 5 Jul 1873, Orwell, Oswego Countynew, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1956, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Charles Bartholomew Upton  m. 6 Jun 1894
    Married: 1x2. Lula Belle Near,   b. 14 Dec 1870, Orwell, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1902, Orwell, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
    Maurice Joseph Wyman  m. 16 Nov 1887
    Married: 2x3. Ella A. Near,   b. 2 Jun 1859, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    George Edwin Stowell, Jr.;   Frank Pierce Marsh  m. 2 Mar 1880
     4. Clarence A. Near,   b. 5 Mar 1861,   d. 9 Oct 1869  (Age 8 years)  [natural]
     5. Charlie B. Near,   b. 11 Apr 1875,   d. 7 Oct 1877  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     6. Johnny C Near,   b. 5 Nov 1866,   d. 4 Aug 1869  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F2099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward W. Near - September 2, 1835 - October 18, 1906. Enlisted October 5, 1861 at Sandy Creek, New York, for a term of 3 years; Mustered in November 6, 1861 as a Farrier in Company B, 7th New York Cavalry Volunteers; Mustered out March 31, 1862 with Company at Washington, D.C., with the rank of Blacksmith. Son of John and Elizabeth Near. Husband of Harriet A. Near.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, October 24, 1906 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - Edward Near, a well-known and prosperous farmer died, Thursday afternoon, October 18, aged seventy-four years. He had not been well for a few days, but feeling somewhat better, he hitched up his horse and started to drive to his orchard. He had gone but a short distance when he fell from the wagon, striking his head on a stone. When Mrs. Near and the neighbors reached him he was found unconscious and never rallied. Coroner Hollis, of Lacona, and Dr. J. R. Allen were called and after an examination, decided an inquest unnecessary declaring death due to heart failure and concussion of the brain. Mr. Near was a member of S. M. Olmstead Post No. 387, Welcome Lodge No. 680, I.O.O.F. and of Orwell Grange No. 66. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Ella Stowell, of Orwell, and Mrs. Charles Upton, of Sandy Creek. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at his late home by the Rev. M. H. Dowd, pastor of the M. E. church, and were attended by a large number of friends and relatives from Orwell, Ricard, Altmar, Syracuse, Sandy Creek and Richland. Selections were rendered by a quartet. The members of W.R.C., G.A.R. and Odd Fellows lodges of Richland, Pulaski and Orwell attended the funeral in a body. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery, where the ritualistic Arial services were conducted by Welcome Lodge, I.O.O.F.

      1895 Landmarks of Oswego - Near, Edward W. - His grandfather was an early settler of Montgomery county; he had a family of three children, two sons and one daughter, Betsey, Jacob and John, the latter the father of Edward W., who married Betsey Thompson and moved to Oneida county, where were born to them twelve children. Edward W., the tenth child, was born September 2, 1835. He lived in the western part of Oneida county until he was fifteen, when he came to Sandy Creek, Oswego county, where he learned the blacksmith’s trade. In 1858 he married Harriet A. Near, daughter of John Near of the town of Franklin, Butler county, Pa. Harriet was born January 29, 1836, and lived in Franklin until she was fourteen. She then came to Sandy Creek where she lived until 1858, when she married Edward W. They came to Orwell in 1860, where he ran a shop until 1864. During this time he entered the service in the Black Horse Cavalry, returning in 1862. In 1864 he bought a farm of 210 acres, where he now lives. Of their family of six children, three are living: Ella A., born June 2, 1859, married Frank P. Marsh, March 2, 1870, who died February 6, 1888; there was one child by this marriage, Lula B. Ella married second George E. Stowell, and they have one son, Edgar Lee. Clarence A., born March 5, 1861, died October 9, 1869. Johnny C., born November 5, 1866, died August 4, 1869. Lula B., born December 14, 1870, married Maurice J. Wyman November 16, 1887; there were three children by this marriage, Mabel O., Maurice Earl, Dayton H. Etta E., born July 5, 1873, married Charles B. Upton June 6, 1894. Charlie B., born April 11, 1875, died October 7, 1877. Mr. Near has served as justice of the peace. His family belong to the M. E. Church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S561] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Orwell, Oswego, New York; Roll: 913; Family History Film: 1254913; Page: 277D; Enumeration District: 243; Image: 0553.

    2. [S2264] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).