Prescott and Russell
Prescott and Russell United Counties
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1911|
New York, USA
Rome Sentinel Monday March 27, 1911
Found Dead in Bed
Mrs. Catherine Raines, Long Resident Hereabout
Lived Alone at Hylandís Mills, About Four Miles North of This City Ė Death Was Caused by Apoplexy While She as Building a Fire
Mrs. Catherine Raines, a well-known and esteemed former resident of this city on Sunday about 5 p.m. was found dead at her home at Hylandís Mills, about four miles north of here. Mrs. Raines resided there alone, and the last that any of her neighbors recall of seeing her was about noon on Wednesday, when she talked with her next door neighbor, Mrs. M. B. Smith.
On Sunday afternoon, Frank Hurlbut was calling at Mr. Smithís and speaking of not seeing Mrs. Raines, they decided to go over to the house and investigate. Not getting any response to their knocking, they forced an entrance and found Mrs. Raines lying on the floor in front of her stove dead. She was dressed and had evidently been getting ready to start a fire when she suffered a fainting spell, for there was fresh cold kindling and a little cup of kerosene already for use by her side. After she was stricken she had evidently been able to reach out and draw a couple of quilts and a pillow off her bed and the body partly laid upon them when found.
Coroner Lehr was summoned from this city, and on investigating the circumstances announced that apoplexy was the cause of death, and expressed his opinion that the woman had been dead since Wednesday. He gave the body in charge of J.B. Wiggins & Son, who brought it to their parlors here.
Mrs. Raines, whose maiden name was Miss Catherine Cummerford, was born in Prescott, Ontario, Canada, 71 years ago. In the early 60ís she came to this city and in 1869 she was married to Jackson Raines, who came here from
Albany after the close of the war. The marriage took place in West Branch, and Mr. and Mrs. Raines took up their residence in Rome. Later they lived for many years in the towns of Western and Steuben. Mr. Raines was a veteran of the civil war, belonging to the 11th New York Cavalry, and was honorably discharged at Albany after the war. He died in this city in 1895. Since her husbandís death, Mrs. Raines has lived alone, despite the efforts of her only child. Attorney Francis F. Raines of Auburn, to have her make her home with his family. The son visited his mother at regular intervals of about six weeks. He is now just released from a ten dayís confinement in his home by grip and on Sunday afternoon was discussing a journey here today or Tuesday to see his mother, when the message announcing her death was received by him about 7 p.m. He came here immediately arriving at 10 p m., Sunday. The sympathy of many friends is extended the son, who is well known here.
wife of Jackson Raines
Wright Settlement Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: sect 5
Created by: Bea Lastowicka
Record added: Mar 17, 2006
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