Edmund A Bohanan

Edmund A Bohanan

Male 1855 - 1884  (~ 29 years)

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  • Name Edmund A Bohanan 
    Born Jan 1855  Pulaski, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1884 
    Age ~ 29 years 
    Person ID I4874  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Alpheus Albert Bohanan, III
              b. 13 Apr 1815, Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Oct 1889, Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ann Corbin
              b. 1819, Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Feb 1880, Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1834  Richland, Osweg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Frank Leslie Bohanan
              b. 15 May 1879, Pulaski, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F50455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edmund A. Bohanan - drowned September 28, 1884. Son of Alpheus Albert and Mary Ann Corbin Bohanan. Husband of Louisa Bohanan & Charlotte Poitier & Mary Ann Hager. Section and Row unknown, stone is missing.

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday Evening, October 3, 1884 Times and Express - Oswego, New York - Funeral of Edmund A. Bohanan - Port Ontario, October 2 - The funeral of Edmund A. Bohanan who was drowned off the mouth of Deer Creek, near Selkirk, Sunday night, September 28th, was held in Selkirk Bethel Church Wednesday October 1st, Rev. H. H. Tillapaugh officiating. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity and the services were very impressive throughout. The beautiful casket was surmounted with a floral cross and wreath, and upon the altar table stood a miniature ship composed of flowers. From the well known words of the Psalmist, David, "here is but a step between me and death," the pastor preached an impressive discourse. The choir of the church assisted by Mr. Hartwell Douglass of Sand Hill, rendered appropriate music. After bring looked upon for the last time the remains were taken to Sand Hill cemetery for interment.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, October 2, 1884 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - Drowned at Port Ontario - On Monday last, Dr. H. W. Caldwell, coroner, held the inquest on the body of Mr. Edward Bohanan, a young married man who had lived at Selkirk. From the evidence taken at the inquest, it appears the deceased had, on Sunday morning, walked from Selkirk to Sandy Pond for the purpose of renting a small net to fish for bullheads. After staying there until about five o'clock, Mr. George H. Best, proprietor of the hotel at Sandy Pond, started with a sailboat to take Bohanan back to Selkirk. A heavy storm of rain, accompanied by a regular squall or a small hurricane, came upon them so suddenly that the boat capsized. Best, a man about 56 years of age, that once undressed himself or nearly so, but Bohanan kept his clothes on. The two men, when the heavily ballasted boat sank from under them, started to swim to the shore, Mr. Best saying, "Ed, we have got a swimming match before us." After swimming for some time, both men became exhausted, but Bohanan was the most affected because of his heavy clothing. At last, after saying "good-bye, good-bye" several times, the poor fellow, completely tired out and unable to struggle on the waves and darkness longer, not knowing how much farther he would have to swim, gave up and sank beneath the water. He was close to shore and where the water was about ten feet deep. Best preserved a little longer and soon reached the shore. He was swimming, he thinks, over half an hour in all. He at once summoned assistance and returned to the scene of the wreck with Mr. Holmes and deceased's brother, George Bohanan. The body was soon found as was the boat also. Mr. Best swore that Mr. Bohanan had not been drinking and was sober. He stated that he, Bohanan, seem to be confident he could swim to shore or he would have taken off his clothes. "Tonight was very dark and stormy," says Best, "it might have been 200 feet from the shore where Ed went down; encouraged him and told him not to give up; could tell by his voice that he was weak and exhausted; was cold and exhausted myself when I reached the shore." Dr. E. F. Kelley, of this village, was the second witness sworn. He had examined the body. His testimony was to the effect that the deceased came to his death by drowning; no marks of violence on the body. George H. Bohanan, brother of deceased, testified to finding the boat and also the body in the water. Deceased was about 27 years old. Percival Holmes was also sworn. He assisted George Bohanan and Mr. Rose in taking the body out of the water. P. Stewart, another witness, testified that he removed clothing from the body of deceased; found $3.86 in money in his pockets, which he gave to wife of deceased by order of Coroner Caldwell. The eleven jurymen who served at the inquest were as follows: L. B. Cole, foreman, A. D. Harrington, John Preston, William Morton, John Tifft, John Bunn, A. Vorce, P. Stewart, J. S. Jones, L. G. North and Theo. Spencer. The verdict rendered was that the deceased, Edward Bohanan, came to his death by being capsized from a boat while on his way from Sandy Pond to Selkirk, and capsizing being the result of a sudden squall, and we the jury, censure no one for the act. Mr. Bohanan leaves a wife and three small children to lament the untimely death of a husband and father. Mrs. James Eaton and Mrs. Mattie Brennan, both of this village, our sisters of the deceased, and they, in common with the aged father and other relatives, deeply feel this great affliction.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, October 2, 1884 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Port Ontario - Edmund Bohanon, who was drowned their Selkirk on Sunday evening, leaves a wife and three small children. All who are acquainted with the parties will assuredly sympathize with the family in this day of great sorrow, as it throws a pal over the whole community. The funeral will be held on Wednesday. Services will be conducted by Rev. H. H. Tillapaugh.