Ralph McChesney

Ralph McChesney

Male 1836 - 1882  (46 years)

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  • Name Ralph McChesney 
    Born 1836 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1882  Sand Hill Cem., Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Sep 1882  Lake Ontario, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 46 years 
    Person ID I10238  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors James Alesworth McChesney
              b. 15 May 1802, Rupert, Bennington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 May 1883, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Catherine Ripsom
              b. Mar 1800
              d. 8 May 1884, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Jul 1823 
    Family ID F14354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Grace Ehle
              b. 1841
              d. 31 Jul 1897  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alton J. McChesney
              b. 1868
              d. 1897  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F3264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, September 14, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Drowned - A Resident of Port Ontario Falls Overboard Within a Mile of the Shore and Never Rises - The body Not Yet Found - On Thursday of last week, a man named Daniels, who is engaged in selling fish, sailed into the mouth of Salmon River at Selkirk, and in a very excited manner startled the residents of that settlement by announcing that Ralph McChesney was drowned. Daniels was so much excited that it was with difficulty he could tell his story with coherency. At last, however, it appeared that the deceased had fallen out of the boat when about a mile from the shore, and at once disappeared. His head was for a moment visible just below the surface, and then went out of sight. Up to the present writing, although careful search has been made along the shore and the bottom dragged for a great distance, no traces of the drowned man have been discovered. McChesney and Daniels had been to Sandy Pond to purchase fish and were returning when the accident occurred. As it has been reported that McChesney was intoxicated, his friends went to the place where the fish were procured, wishing to learn the facts. It was there reported that he was perfectly sober and had drank nothing. He paid parties at Sandy Pond nearly $12 for fish, and these were taken to Selkirk in the boat. Mr. McChesney, it is stated, had formerly been addicted to liquor, but for some time had been free from its use, and had repeatedly stated that he should never drink any more. He was about 45 years of age, and leaves an invalid wife and one son of 14 years. It is expected that the body will float in a few days and when discovered, Coroner Caldwell will hold an inquest upon the body to discover any additional facts as they may exist.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, September 21, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - The funeral services of Ralph McChesney were held from his late residence at Selkirk on Sunday, Rev. Mr. Clark officiating. The body has not yet been recovered and it is feared that it never will be, as the prevailing winds since he was drowned would have taken it out into the lake rather than to the shore.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, September 21, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - McChesney - At Port Ontario, September 7th, 1882, Ralph McChesney, aged 45 years.
      Ralph drowned. His body was not discovered until September 24, according to the diary of Anna Price Douglass.