|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1878|
We regret to learn that Mr. William Schenck of Oswego Falls died after a short illness on Saturday last. Although residing in Oswego Falls (Granby) his home has always been directly opposite Fulton, and for nearly a half century at least, he was connected in business with Fulton and identified with its business interests and was prominent in its social, religious and educational institutions, and so far as such interests are concerned had been a citizen of that village. The Schencks were among the oldest settlers of Oswego Falls, the name by which the region now known as Fulton, and the present Oswego Falls, was called in early days, and Peter, who died several years since, and William have always resided, upon the bank of the Oswego River directly opposite Fulton, and were among the prominent men of this county before the present generation came upon the stage of action in public affairs, William Schenck several times represented his town in the Board of Supervisors and as was his brother Peter, was well known throughout the county. In early life he became connected with tho Methodist Episcopal Church, and was prominent in building up in the village of Fulton one of the largest and most important church organizations in that section in this part of the State. He was also one of the first Trustees of Falley Seminary and remained in the Board when it was a denominational school, and was always an active and valuable friend to that school, which at one time was at the very head of the academic institutions in this past of the country. During his active political career Mr. Schenck was a Democrat of the strictest school and no men stood higher in its counsels or was seen more frequently in the conventions of that party in this county. Mr. Schenck lived a prominent and useful life. He was one of the few who still lingered among us, who came to Oswego County when it was comparatively a wilderness, and lived to see the great and prosperous county it has become. Although for some time retired from active business, and somewhat feeble from accumulating years, the announcement of his death will be received with sincere regret by his large circle of friends and the entire community in which he bore so prominent a part for more than a half a century of years.
Published in The Oswego Daily Times
Monday, January 28, 1878
Daniel F Schenck (1836 - 1875)*
Note: Son of Jacob Schenck, brother of Peter and John.
Mount Adnah Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
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