Death Notices in the Hartford Courant





July 2, 1918

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Masterson of no. 52 Seymour Street died yesterday. She was the widow of Robert Masterson. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 13, 1833. She had lived in Hartford for 60 years and had been a member of the Center Church for forty years. She leaves a foster-daugher, Mrs. Francis M. Umbenhour, with whom she lived; two brothers and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at her home, no. 52 Seymour Street. Reverend Dr. Rockwell Harmon Potler, pastor of the Center Church, will officiate. The burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

December 21, 1915

Mrs. M. A. Ferrie, formerly of this city, died in Fresno, California, last Friday, after a short illness. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She leaves a husband; a son, Gordon Ferrie; two sisters, Mrs. H. Johnstone and Mrs. J. G. Walker, both of New York and two brothers, John Thompson, of Wethersfield and James W. Thompson, of this city.

May 29, 1918

Henry Gardner, died Monday evening at his home, No. 28 May Street, after several weeks illness of heart trouble. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1846, and came to this country when a year old. He has been employed at the Pratt & Whitney Company's factory thirty years. He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. H.A. Siemon, two sons, Henry B. Gardner, of Hartford and Robert N. Gardner of Los Angeles, CA., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ester of Wolfboro, N.H. and Mrs. Christina Davenport of Boston. He was a member of Charter Oak Lodge, I.O.O.F. The funeral will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery

January 30, 1899

F. J. Leal, assistant superintendent of the Open Hearth and collector for Crown, Thomson & Co., died at the hospital at 5 yesterday morning. Mr. Leal was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1867. He was a graduate of Edinburgh University and had entered the profession of Law when, on a visit to this country three years ago, he came a convert to the teaching of the Open Hearth, at once decided to abandon all else to become an evangelist. He studies under Mr. Miller and was planning to enter that field of labor. He was a man of splendid physique. His circle of friends was large and many will mourn his loss. His daily life was a constant help to others. The world will lose by his death one who helped his fellow men. As an employee of Brown, Thomson, & Co. he endeared himself to his associates by his genial manners and business capability. Mr. Leal was a member of the brotherhood of St. Andrew and a communicant of Christ Church. He leaves a brother, Alexander Leal, of Edinburgh, Scotland. The funeral will be held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at Christ Church.

January 20, 1864

In this city, January 18, William Logan, age 40, formerly of Edinburgh, Scotland.

January 5, 1901

Andrew W. Bryden, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, died in New Haven, Thursday, aged 75 years. He came to this country when 30 years old and lived in New Haven the rest of his life, except for a short time, when he was in Meriden. He was a charter member of the Humphrey Street Congregational Church and for the last 20 years a deacon. He was a member of Harmony Lodge of Odd Fellows. He leaves two grandchildren, Miss Helen M. Curtis and Miss Christine B. Curtis, who kept house for him.

March 3, 1900

Civil War Veteran Dead
New York: March 2

Captain William J. Kay, who had held various positions in the New York Post Office for many years, died at Ozone Park, Long Island, today. Captain Kay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1824. He came to this country in 1852, and went to Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he managed a silverware factory. When the civil war broke out he joined the Seventieth New York of which he became regimental adjutant. He served under General Sickles in the Virginia campaign and was severely wounded at Gettysburg. Afterwards he was appointed adjutant at the Nineteenth Volunteer Reserve Corps.

March 22, 1902

Robert Young, for years foreman of the Hartford Paper Company's mills in Rainbow, died Thursday, aged 72 years. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was removed to Canada nearly 40 years ago. Later he lived in Claremont, VT and Buckland and settled in Rainbow about 30 years ago. He was twice married. He leaves a wife, a son, William, and two daughters, Miss Margaret S. Young and Mrs. Bessie Griswold, all of Poquonock and another daughter, Mrs. Jennie Tabor of Sprinfield, all children by the first wife, and a son Robert, jr. of White Station, Conn. by his second wife. The funeral will be held at the Congregational Church in Poquonock at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon under the auspices of Washington Lodge, A. F. and A. M.

July 31, 1908

William T. Steven, a well known optician, died at 3 yesterday morning at his home, no. 266 Trumbull Street, at the age of 56 years. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mr. Steven was born in 1852 in Prestonholm, Edinburgh, Scotland, but two years later came to this country with his parents who settled in Chicago. Mr. Steven first entered the optician's business in 1880 when he opened the store under the Allyn House. He was later located on Trumbull Street. Mr. Steven was a member of the Park Congregational Church. He leaves a wife, two sons, W. Ernest and Cyrus T. Steven, daughter Agnes B. Steven, and two brothers, Thomas R. Steven of this city and James W. Steven of Cleveland, Ohio. Another brother, Dr. John a Steven died in 1887. The funeral will be held at his late residence at 2 tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Charles S. Thayer officiating. The burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

April 22, 1914

Mrs. Anne B. Mitchell, wife of the late James Ritchie Mitchell, died of Bright's disease, yesterday morning at the home of her son, Edwin Mitchell, No. 78 Windsor Avenue. She was 78 years old and a native of Edinburgh, Scotland. She had lived in Hartford about three years. Besides her son, she leaves four sisters and a brother in Scotland. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at W.T. Marchant's undertaking rooms, no. 53 Ann Street. The burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

January 20, 1915

Peter McCafferty, 21 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCafferty of no. 66 Lenox Street, died at St. Francis Hospital yesterday morning from peritonitis. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 23, 1893, and came to this country with his parents fourteen years ago. In 1911 he went to work for the Merrow Machine Co., being an adjuster there until he was taken ill Saturday. He was a member of Scottish Clans, holding the office of seneschal. He was also a member of the choir of the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 at the First Presbyterian Church and the burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.