|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1820|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1895|
New York, USA
Syracuse, New York
Syracuse Standard newspaper
Monday, October 21, 1895
Page 6, column 2
Death of the Widow of the Late Judge George F. Comstock.
The death of Mrs. Cornelia Noxon Comstock, which occurred at Auburn on Saturday, although not unexpected, was acutely felt by many friends in this city. Mrs. Comstock was the daughter of the late B. Davis Noxon and the widow of the late Judge George F. Comstock. For many years she was president of the board of managers of the Onondaga orphan asylum and a life-long member of St. Paul's church. Mrs. Comstock was an enthusiastic worker in charitable and religious works and many are the homes in Syracuse which are indebted to her kindly ministrations. Her age was 74 years. The funeral services will be held to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Paul's cathedral. Preceded at 2 o'clock by prayer at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Thomas D. Green, No. 1508 East Genesee street.
Syracuse, New York
The Herald newspaper
Monday morning, October 21, 1895
Page 7, Column 2
CORNELIA NOXON COMSTOCK.
Tribute to the Memory of a Woman of the Noblest Type.
"O Paradise! O Paradise!
Who doth not crave for rest?
Who would not seek the happy land
Where they that loved are blest,
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight."
With the setting of the sun on Saturday came the closing of the earthly life of one whose identity with the early life and history of our beloved city calls for more than passing notice. Mrs. George F. Comstock was the daughter of the late B. Davis Noxon and sister of the late Judge James Noxon, Mrs. Henry Noxon, Mrs. John B. Ives and Mrs. Thomas D. Green, are members of her family who survive her.
Cornelia Noxon first saw the light on July 6th, 1820, on Onondaga Hill. She was educated at Mr. Brewster's boarding school at Cortland. On October 15th, 1839, she was united in marriage to George F. Comstock by the Rev. Mr. Walton. Their golden wedding was celebrated in 1889, and was a most delightful and memorable occasion. Judge Comstock died in October, 1892. Mrs. Comstock had four children, none of whom survive her. An adopted daughter, Mrs. William O. Allison, nee Caroline Hovey Comstock, is with her family in Germany. Two of Mrs. Comstock's children died in infancy, and one, most attractive and promising daughter, Fanny Comstock, died in girlhood. One son, a young man of keen intellect and most attractive personality, the late George F. Comstock, jr., died in August, 1894.
Cornelia Noxon Comstock was a woman of commanding presence and most sterling character. Not a few were the beneficiencies of her tender sympathy and charitable deeds. From the first, when she identified herself with the Onondaga Orphan asylum, having been one of its board of managers since its organization half a century ago, the cause of the suffering and unfortunate was ever her chief concern, and had special claims on her generosity. Her benevolences were always dispensed with unostentation, and most frequently with secretiveness. Uniting great decision of character with a sterling and most delicate sense of honor, she won for herself strong and ardent attachments, and no small number of this community are only too eager to rise and call her blessed. For her church, St. Pauls Episcopal, in which her husband and son had shown an especial interest, she had a strong attachment, but responded to worth of character in whatever communion or walk of life she found it. The city of her residence will feel the influence of her nobility for many years. As a friend she was singularly gracious and faithful, as a wife she was loyal and self-sacrificing, ad a mother she was thoughtful and devoted, and we simply state the truth and voice our deepest convictions when we say she was an ornament to society, an honor to womanhood, a benediction to the church.
"Richest are they
That live for God so well,
The longest day
Would scarce suffice to tell
In what wide way their benefactions fell."
Syracuse, Oct. 21st, 1895.
(same paper - Page 10, Column 4) -
COMSTOCK, CORNELIA NOXON - At Auburn, N. Y., October 19th, 1895, Cornelia Noxon, widow of the late Judge George F. Comstock, aged 74 years. Funeral services Tuesday, the 22d inst., at St. Pauls cathedral at 3 P. M. Prayer at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Thomas D. Green, No. 1,508 East Genesee street, at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited.
Bartholomew Davis Noxon (1788 - 1869)
Sally Ann Van Kleeck Noxon (1793 - 1874)
George Franklin Comstock (1811 - 1892)*
Sarah Cornelia Comstock (1841 - 1847)*
Sarah Ann Comstock (1842 - 1843)*
Frances Comstock (1844 - 1857)*
George Franklin Comstock (1850 - 1894)*
Robert T. Noxon (1812 - 1891)*
Ann Eliza Noxon Ives (1814 - 1896)*
George W. Noxon (1816 - 1848)*
James Noxon (1818 - 1881)*
Cornelia Noxon Comstock (1820 - 1895)
Hester Frances Noxon Hovey (1822 - 1875)*
Bartholomew Davis Noxon (1827 - 1881)*
Augustus Noxon (1828 - 1830)*
Augustus Noxon (1830 - 1833)*
Henry Noxon (1832 - 1914)*
Julia Noxon Green (1840 - 1912)*
New York, USA
Plot: Section 15, Lot 82
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Originally Created by: Taryn DiTomasso
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
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