Henrietta SHAVER

Female 1861 - 1936


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  • Born  03 Aug 1861  Milestrip,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Census  12 Jun 1865  Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  23 Jul 1870  Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  06 Jul 1875  Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  11 Jun 1880  Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  16 Feb 1892  Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census  12 Jun 1900  Lincoln,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census  01 Jun 1905  Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census  10 May 1910  Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census  06 Jan 1920  Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census  14 Apr 1930  Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died  23 Jul 1936  Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Buried  25 Jul 1936  Peterboro Village Cemetery, Peterboro,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Notes 
    • The following are two newspaper articles about the death Etta's boyfriend Harry ANDERSON:

      Harry Anderson, who worked as hostler for Dr. Colgrove of Canastota and at other times did odd jobs where ever he could get them, and was some what dissipated, died suddenly and in a somewhat mysterious way at the home of Addison Gordon, who lives betweenClockville and Perryville, last Friday night. Anderson had gone to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Gordon to visit the young widow, Mrs. Etta Gordon. He has been a frequent visitor on Mrs. Etta. He was invited to stay all night, and it is said at anearly hour retired. Mr. Gordon said Anderson was in his usual health and good spirits when he retired, and so far as he knowns had not eaten anything, except two apples. About ten o'clock Mrs. Gordon was called to Anderson's room and she found him in convulsions and vomiting. He died in a few minutes. There was considerable excitement in the community when the sudden death became known and gossip and stories of all kinds went humming through the community. The opinion prevailed that Anderson's deathwas from poisoning. Coroner Miles was notified and on Saturday with Drs Colgrove and Taylor of Canastota went to the home of the Gordon's. A postmortem examination was held and the organs were found to be in normal condition except the stomach and brain. These were removed and will be subjected to analysis by Dr. William Manlius Smith the chemist of Syracuse. A clot of blood was found on the brain.

      Coroner Miles summoned the following jury, which is composed of farmers living near the place where Anderson died; William A. Johnson, foreman, Rollin Case, O.J. Tucker, M.A. Shaver, Henry Brown, E.J. New and William A. Johnson Jr.

      Anderson was 25 years of age and has not got any relatives in that locality. The remains were removed to Undertaker McMahon's rooms in Canastota and later burial in the cemetery in that village.

      An inquest was commenced and Mrs. Etta Gordon, the widow, testified that she had sent for Anderson to come to see her because her mother-in-law, who objected to his coming, was away, also that she was in an adjoining room , heard him strangling, rushed tohis aid and thought he had a fit. She also testified that her husband dropped dead while getting ready for bed of heart disease. There had been some trouble in the family and Anderson was interested. The inquest was adjourned to await the result of the chemical analysis of Anderson's stomach.
      [Madison County Times (Chittenango, NY) - December 11, 1896 - Page --, Column 1]

      Dr. William Manlius Smith has made his report to Coroner Miles of the analysis of the stomach of Harry Anderson who died suddenly and mysteriously at the home of Addison Gordon on the road between Clockville and Perryville, December 4th. The report saysno traces of poison were found. It will be remembered that Anderson was visiting Mrs. Etta Gordon, a widow, and when he died so suddenly gossip intimated that there had been foul play.This, however is done away with in the report of Dr. Smith, and apoplexy will be given as the cause as a blood clot about size of a penny was found upon the brain at the time of the autopsy. The jury's verdict on Tuesday was in accordance with this latter idea. What produced the blood clot at a time when Anderson was supposed to be resting quietly in his bed, is a matter that puzzles the physicians. Mrs. Gordon, the young widow with whom he was in love, says she was in the next room and that his cries first attracted her attention. The physicians say death by causes ofthat nature is usually brought about about by unusual excitement.
      [Madison County Times (Chittenango, NY) - January 1, 1897, Page --, Column 3]

      Obituary:
      Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Ennis were held privately at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Austin, Saturday afternoon, July 25th, with Rev. K. M. Walker, pastor of the M. E. Church, conducting the services. Burial was made in the Peterboro cemetery. Mrs. Ennis died Thursday, July 23, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Austin where she had been ill for some time. She was born at Milestrip August 3, 1862, and had made her home all her life in this vicinity. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. DonaldDegraff of Canastota and Mrs. James Austin of this place; two sons, Charles Phillips of Erieville and Addis Gordon of Camden, N. J., one sister, Mrs. Ray Sykes of Wyndotte Mich., and three brothers, William Shaver of Monroe,Gardner Shaver of Toledo, O., and Charles Shaver of Madison. Her relatives unite in wishing to thank all friends and neighbors who furnished flowers and cars on the day of the funeral and many acts of kindness during her last illness.
      [Paper Unknown - July 30, 1936]
    Person ID  I145  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 

    Father  Robert S SHAVER,   b. 15 Jul 1817, ,Herkimer County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1889, Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucy Orminda VAN DUSSN,   b. 29 May 1829, Syracuse,Onondaga County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1902, Alene,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F82  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anson WILSON,   b. Abt 1844, New York,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1880  [5
    Children 
     1. Melvin WILSON,   b. 06 Jun 1876, Peterboro,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1958, Eaton,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F4251  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Frederick PHILLIPS,   b. Abt 1863, New York,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1885 
    Children 
     1. Hattie May PHILLIPS,   b. 20 Apr 1886, Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1957, Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles Fredrick PHILLIPS,   b. 19 Jul 1887, Smithfield,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1939, Vernon Station,Oneida County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F49  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Sylvester GORDON,   b. 26 Sep 1868, Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1894, Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1891  [6
    Children 
     1. Addison P GORDON,   b. 05 May 1892, Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1960, Camden,Camden County,New Jersey,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F867  Group Sheet

    Family 4  George D ENNIS,   b. 01 Jun 1874, Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1940, Oneida,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 1892  [7
    • 1896 or 1898
    Children 
     1. Jennie ENNIS,   b. Feb 1900, New York,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1901, Milestrip,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cora Ella ENNIS,   b. Abt 1903,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F4305  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jun 1865 - Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jul 1870 - Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 06 Jul 1875 - Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1880 - Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Feb 1892 - Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jun 1900 - Lincoln,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 01 Jun 1905 - Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 May 1910 - Fenner,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 06 Jan 1920 - Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Apr 1930 - Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1936 - Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Jul 1936 - Peterboro Village Cemetery, Peterboro,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    ENNIS, Etta
    ENNIS, Etta
    August 3, 1861 - July 23, 1936

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] New York Death Certificate, (New York State Dept. of Health, Albany), Certificate # 45673.

    2. [S20] 1865 New York State census, population schedule, (1865 New York State census, population schedule, Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St., Oneida, NY.), Fenner, Madison, NY, p. --, dwelling --, family 111, Robert Shaver Microfilm # ---..

    3. [S17] 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2003, (www.ancestry.com)), Fenner, Madison, NY, p. 27 (penned), 189 (stamped), dwelling 233 family 239, Robert Shaver. Image 27/35..

    4. [S43] 1875 New York State census, population schedule, (1875 New York State census, population schedule, Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St., Oneida, NY.), Fenner, Madison, NY, p. --, dwelling --, family --, Robert Shaver Microfilm # ---..

    5. [S18] 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc Provo, UT, 2005, (www.ancestry.com)), Fenner, Madison, NY, ED 56, p. 14 (penned), B (stamped), dwelling 159 family 164, Robert S Shaver. Image 13/25..

    6. [S62] 1892 New York State census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1892 New York State census, population schedule, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, (http://pilot.familysearch.org)), Lenox, Madison, NY, ED 6, p. 2 (penned), -- (stamped), dwelling --, family --, Sylvester Gordon. Image 1/6..

    7. [S19] 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2004, (www.ancestry.com)), Lincoln, Madison, NY, ED 21, p. 5, (penned), B, (stamped), dwelling 136 family 137, Grove Stoddard. Image 10/22..

    8. [S536] 1905 New York State census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1905 New York State census, population schedule, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, (http://pilot.familysearch.org)), Fenner, Madison, NY, ED --, p. -- (penned), -- (stamped), house # 110, line # 17, George Ennis. Image 5/9..

    9. [S29] 1910 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1910 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, 2006, (www.ancestry.com)), Fenner, Madison, NY, ED 10, p. 11, (penned), B, (stamped), dwelling 164 family 168, George D Ennis. Image 22/28..

    10. [S31] 1920 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1920 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT. 2002, (www.ancestry.com)), Lenox, Madison, NY, ED 117, p. 5, (penned), 55A (stamped), dwelling 89, family 121, George Ennis. Image 9/36..

    11. [S32] 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2002, (www.ancestry.com)), Canastota, Madison, NY, ED 23, p. 8, (penned), B, (stamped), dwelling 179, family 189, Edward A Grenk Image 16/17..

    12. [S541] Newspaper - Obituary, (On-Line Database, Newspaper Collection, Old Fulton NY Post Cards, (http://www.fultonhistory.com)), Madison County Times (Chittenango, NY), July, 1936, Page 6, Column 2.

    13. [S23] Peterboro Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Peterboro Cemetery, Peterboro Rd. Smithfield, Madison, NY, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nymadiso/madcems.htm)), Tombstone Transcription.


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