Charles Gilbert Alton

Charles Gilbert Alton

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Death Nov 1903 (aged 72–73)
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot B 90
Memorial ID 138481691 · View Source
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*** Charles Gilbert Alton - March 18, 1830 - November, 1903.

Newspaper Obituary - November 19, 1903 Sandy Creek News - Charles Gilbert Alton - In the death C. G. Alton, Sandy Creek loses one of the old and well known residents and one of its artistic minded men in our community. He was born March 18, 1830, on the Alton farm home on the Ridge road now owned by H. A. Prescott. His father was Charles Alton, who came here from Connecticut and his mother Almeda Wood, who was born in Vermont. His youth was spent on the farm and at the age of fifteen he went to Pulaski to learn the painter's trade, working for a Mr. Rice in a carriage shop there. He was there for a few years then worked in Belleville, N.Y. about two years. In 1862 he went to Norwich, N. Y., doing carriage and cutter decorating in one of the largest paint shops in that vicinity. After a few years here he went west working some time in Wisconsin decorating railway cars, and later coming back to New York State. He studied art in Albany some time and sold many of his pictures at a good price. Later he went to Owego, N. Y., and took charge of a large paint shop then employing sixty or more hands and doing the finest kind of carriage painting. He was in Owego a number of years, but was finally obliged to give up the work on account of his health and seek out of door labor. He then came back to Sandy Creek and since then has been a resident here. The painting in many of the best homes and beautiful churches in northern New York are samples of his handiwork. He was married in 1891 to Lucy A. Widger, of Norwich, N.Y., and built himself a handsome home here in Sandy Creek taking great pains in its finish and decorating it with many of his choice bits of art work. He had traveled much, was a keen observer, which, with a good memory, made him a very entertaining companion. He united with the Baptist church when a young man and has always been a faithful member doing much for the church and was a strong advocate of temperance. He had been in poor health for a number of years but was always cheerful and hopeful. He leaves a widow, two sisters, Mrs. Esther and Louisa Salisbury, of Caroline, N.Y., and one brother William W. Alton, whose occasional letters from Old Mexico have entertained the News readers recently. The funeral was held from his late home Saturday afternoon and was largely attended, Rev. E. F. Maine officiating, assisted by Rev. A. Bramley.



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  • Maintained by: Charlene Cole
  • Originally Created by: Half-Shire Historical Society
  • Added: 8 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138481691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Gilbert Alton (1830–Nov 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138481691, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Cole (contributor 49062115) .