Hydro-electric project on Keuka revived

The Yates County History Center’s volunteers have gleaned these entries for your enjoyment from their digitized newspapers. You can access them at the free site www.nyshistoricnewspapers.com. For more information about the YCHC, visit www.yatespast.org.

150 Years ago

February 15, 1872

Simeon Holton — The death of Simeon Holton, Esq., late editor of the Seneca County Courier, occurred at his residence in Seneca Falls, on Tuesday, the 6th inst., in the forty-fifth year of his age. His funeral took place on Sunday last, and was attended by a large concourse of his fellow-citizens, by whom he was justly held in high esteem. The ball bearers were Mr. Stowell of the Seneca Falls Reveille, Mr. Tinsley, of the Lyons Republican, Mr. Van Camp, of the Lyons Democratic Press, Mr. Wolcott, lately an editor of the Yates County Chronicle, Mr. Adams, of the Geneva Courier, and Mr. Cleveland, of the Chronicle. Mr. Holton was a native of Seneca County, and during the last twenty years of his life a resident of Seneca Falls. As a teacher and member of the Board of Education, he was a very useful citizen. Though admitted to the bar, he became an Editor rather than a lawyer, and for several years occupied the editorial chair of the Seneca County Courier. As an editor he was industrious, capable, painstaking, and honest. Ill health compelled him finally to retire from active life and during the past year he has been a suffering invalid. Through his long and tedious decline his pains were alleviated by the tender and solicitous attentions of an affectionate and devoted wife, who is left a disconsolate widow with two interesting children to mourn the loss of an excellent husband and father. Their best consolation consists in the elevated character of the departed, whose name is mentioned with sincere respect by all, and reproach by none.

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