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Description: Died; Brevities; Obituary; Funerals of the Victims; Death of Lyman Knapp; Police Court; Funerals of

Date: February 12 1881

Newspaper published in: Buffalo, New York

Source: Own original collection

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 8; Page 3, Column 2, 4 & 5


TWEEDY - In this city, on the 11th inst., WM. TWEEDY, in the 77th year of his age. Funeral from No. 188 North Street, Monday at 10 a.m.

KNAPP - In this city, at his residence, corner York and Thirteenth Streets, of heart disease, LYMAN KNAPP, in his 71st year.

BECK - In this city, on the 11th inst., CHARLES BECK, aged 26 years. Notice of funeral hereafter.

MCCOOL - In Liverpool, England, on January 16, 1881, CLARA J. DUDLEY, wife of DANIEL MCCOOL. Funeral from Westminster Church, tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


MR. C. H. AVERY, Deputy County Clerk, is confined to his residence by illness.

MRS. J. H. ARTHUR, a returned missionary from Japan, gave an interesting address on the progress of missionary work in that country, at the Washington-Street Baptist Church last evening.

SHERIFF LAWSON has received a letter from ALEX. CARTER, of Van Buren, Carter Co., Missouri, asking information of the present address of WM. B. CHANDLER, who resided somewhere in Erie County in 1869.

DR. D. EISBEIN desires to give notice that all poor Germans, of the Fifth and Sixth Wards, unable to speak English, will, in case of sickness, receive treatment and medication, without charge, on application to him.

The notorious WM. MORRISON, alias "CHICAGO BILLY", was convicted in the Court of Sessions yesterday afternoon, of obtaining $5 from ADA SLADE, by representing himself to be a Police Officer. Sentence was deferred.

ALOIS HAEFNER, one of the parties charged with attacking members of a Republican procession during the campaign last Fall, has been indicted on a charge of assault with intent to kill, and was yesterday arrested on a bench warrant.

Obituary: Death of WILLIAM TWEEDY

The death of this old and respected resident occurred yesterday afternoon, as foreshadowed in the last issue of this paper. After five years of suffering from that species of death-in-life known as creeping paralysis, MR. TWEEDY went to sleep on Thursday night and on Friday afternoon about four o'clock, he stopped breathing and not recovering consciousness, and scarcely stirring in the interim, so peaceful and happy was his final release from an existence that had become a burden to him, but which he had endured with a cheerfulness and uncomplaining resignation that were a marvel to all who understood his condition.
MR. TWEEDY was one of the few remaining "old settlers" who came to Buffalo before 1830. He was born in Danbury, Conn., April 27, 1804. In 1825, in his 21st year, he married MARY TAYLOR, of that place, and in the year following, in 1826, he brought his bride to Buffalo and took up residence here that continued till his death. Hat-and-cap-making is the traditional industry of Danbury and young TWEEDY introduced the manufacture in his new home. His first venture was with WILLIAM KETCHUM under the firm name of KETCHUM & TWEEDY. Two years later he formed a partnership with MR. KETCHUM'S brother, under the style of TWEEDY & KETCHUM, and in 1831,just fifty years ago, the firm of TWEEDY & SMITH began business at the old stand, 173 Main Street (now 217). This partnership lasted until 1879 when MR. SMITH and MR. TWEEDY, both retired, leaving the business in the hands of WILLIAM S. TWEEDY. When MR. TWEEDY came to Buffalo, he occupied the house on Huron Street now owned by JAMES SWEENY, ESQ. In 1828 he moved to a house that formerly stood on the site occupied by the residence of JOHN MICHAEL, ESQ., on Main Street. In 1831 he built a residence on the corner of Tupper and Delaware Streets on the spot now covered by MR. JAMES MCCREDIE'S mansion. Here he lived with his growing family until 1865, when he sold the property and went to Lewiston, N. Y., to reside upon the "Stow estate", one of the most beautiful country places on the frontier. The house built by MR. TWEEDY on Delaware Street was then "out in the country".
It was the last house on the street. Delaware and Tupper Streets were simply half-cleared paths through the woods and on going to his factory ont he corner of Tracy and Carolina there were swamps and ravines to be avoided and woods to thread.
MR. TWEEDY leaves a brother, HENRY TWEEDY, of Binghamton, and four children: MRS. L. H. RUMRILL, MRS. E. A. HOLBROOK, MRS. J. C. EVANS, and MRS. W. S. TWEEDY, all of this city. He will also be remembered with great kindness by a large circle of friends. He was for thirty years an attendant at DR. LORD'S Church. He was one of the founders and directors of Buffalo Savings Bank. In politics a staunch Whig and Republican. His private and business habits were above reproach, and his genial, kindly manner and hospitable disposition won for him universal respect and liking.

Police Court

This morning EDWARD DIETZEL, charged with grand larceny in stealing $29.15 from GEORGE ROOS, was committed for further examination.

Funerals of the Victims

The funeral of the young man, WILLIAM D. WELLS, one of the victims of the Central Depot disaster on Tuesday, took place yesterday afternoon from the East Presbyterian Church, there being a very large attendance. The elegant
rosewood casket bore a plate with the following inscription:
Died February 8, 1881
Aged 17 years, 11 months

On and about the casket were a number of beautiful floral tributes, the offerings of sympathetic friends. The REV. HENRY WARD, pastor of the Church, conducted the services, and delivered an eloquent sermon. The pallbearers were as follows:


The remains were interred in the North-Street Cemetery.

The obsequies of the late LEVI S. HUNTTING, the fourth victim of the disaster, also took place yesterday afternoon, from the family residence, at No. 101 East Eagle Street. The attendance was large, including a detachment of the Buffalo City Battalion, under command of SERGEANT TANNER.
The floral emblems included exquisite offerings from the Battalion, and from the employees in the freight office of the B., N. Y. & P. Railway. The remains rested in a handsome white casket, the plate bearing the following inscription:

Died February 8, 1881
Aged 21 years, 2 mo.

The REV. C. H. SMITH, rector of St. James Church, officiated. The casket was temporarily deposited in the vault of St. Paul's Cathedral. The following named gentlemen of the Buffalo , New York and Philadelphia Road and Empire Line offices acted as pall bearers:


The carriers were the following members of the Battalion:



MR. LYMAN KNAPP, an old resident of Buffalo, died yesterday, in the 71st year of his age. He was born in April 1810 in Nassau, Rennsalaer County, N. Y., and was married in Hudson in 1834; he came to Buffalo in 1835, and engaged in the wholesale and retail grocery business near the foot of Main Street. Afterwards he became a partnerof CAPTAIN BENJAMIN CARYL in distilling &c, and for years was a senior member of the well-known firm of KNAPP & GILLETT. He was a member of the old Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and at one time was Foreman of Company 1, afterwards becoming Chief Engineer, a position which he filled for several years. He was active in founding the Fireman's Benevolent Association, and as Chief Engineer, exercised great influence in organizing the first Water Works Company. The deceased was emphatically a good man, and a good citizen. He leaves a widow, four daughters, three of whom are married, three sons, who reside in the West.

Suit for Damages

PETER FOSSETT, the boy ordered discharged from the Catholic Protectory by JUDGE BARKER, has, by LYMAN CORNWALL, his guardian, commenced a suit in the Supreme Court against the Society for the Protection of Destitute Roman Catholic Children at the City of Buffalo, and asks for damages amounting to $5,000. MESSRS. CALKINS and EMERY are the counsel for the plaintiff.


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