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Rev James Deane

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Rev James Deane Veteran

Birth
Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death
4 Jun 1920 (aged 83)
Herkimer County, New York, USA
Burial
Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, USA Add to Map
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REV. JAMES DEANE DIES IN HERKIMER
___Veteran of Ministry is Called Higher Following Long Illness
SERVED DURING THE CIVIL WAR
Native of This City and ___ by Many Leading Colleges Including Hamilton. He Served as Minister of Gospel Many Yearsâ€"Beloved for His Virtues and High Type of Christian Character
Herkimer, June 4â€"â€"Rev. James Deane, D.D., M.A., a native of Utica, veteran of the Civil War, companion of the Indian, and one of the widest known and most revered of God's ministers, passed into the unknown beyond at his home on North Prospect street, at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Mr. Deane had been ailing from advanced age and other causes for many weeks and last night the attending physicians gave up all hope of recovery for the patient and announced that the end was not far away. The deceased was a descendant of a long line of honorable ancestors, dating beyond the time when his grandfather, the late Judge James Deane built the first white man's home in Oneida County at Westmoreland. The passing of Rev. Mr. Deane ___ from life the career of a renowned name, a sometime character, a Christian gentleman full of the highest virtues. On the field of battle, his was a modest display of noble traits. Brave in the teeth of danger, fearless always, kindhearted if need be, broadminded and incorruptible, and the reverend gentleman won the hearts of thousands from the dark days before and after the Civil War to these times of complicated troubles. The deceased was born at Utica in 1836, a son of James Deane, a noted member of the bar of Oneida County. The boy's parents died not long after, and relatives in the New England states were intrusted with his care. For a time he attended private schools at Sharon and Middletown, Conn. He attended and was a graduate from Williams College, which flourished at that time under the direction of the late Mark Hopkins. This college turned out such men as the late President Garfield, who is one of our slain executives. In 1857, he graduated with honors from that institution of learning, a member of the Sigma Phi. He took up the study of law, but soon left that to enter the Auburn Theological Seminary Home. Mission work ___ occupied the deceased time at Hamilton Hill and later he was in charge of East Canaan, Conn. A friend of the slave and the black race was Mr. Deane, for when the Civil conflict came, he helped organize the __th Connecticut Infantry, which later became the 2nd Heavy Field Artillery. From the ___ of lieutenant, Rev. Mr. Deane raised himself to the captaincy. He participated in the battle of St. Petersburg, Cold Harbor and Vogt gallantly in several battles and skirmishes in and about Washington. He was wounded in many places, one of which marks his scalp today. When peace was reestablished, he returned to the ministry and for several years was pastor of the Congregational Church at Sandisfield, Mass. Mr. Deane was also a graduate of Dartmouth College. Following his graduation from this college, he was made adopted son of the Oneida Indians and could speak their language with ___ and understanding. After the pastorship at Sandisfield, Dr. Deane went to Westmoreland. One year later the degree of master of arts was conferred upon him by Hamilton College, where his father was once a member of the faculty. Dr. Deane was located for one year at Phoenix, N.Y.; one year at Howell's Depot, and 16 years at Crown Point. After leaving the latter place, the pastor with his wife moved to Herkimer, where he had lived ever since in comfort and happiness, satisfied in the knowledge that he had tried to do his given duty as the Almighty designed. He was instructor of the local camp, Sons of Veterans. The funeral will be held from the Reformed Church, Monday afternoon at 1:20 p.m., Reverend W.D. Coakl__ officiating. Burial at Westmoreland. All Herkimer has learned to love this old gentleman and it is probable that should the funeral be public, that one of the greatest congregations that ever filled the Reformed Church will be present.

Source: Utica Daily Press, Utica, New York, 5 June 1920

note: contributed by Find A Grave member Barb
REV. JAMES DEANE DIES IN HERKIMER
___Veteran of Ministry is Called Higher Following Long Illness
SERVED DURING THE CIVIL WAR
Native of This City and ___ by Many Leading Colleges Including Hamilton. He Served as Minister of Gospel Many Yearsâ€"Beloved for His Virtues and High Type of Christian Character
Herkimer, June 4â€"â€"Rev. James Deane, D.D., M.A., a native of Utica, veteran of the Civil War, companion of the Indian, and one of the widest known and most revered of God's ministers, passed into the unknown beyond at his home on North Prospect street, at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Mr. Deane had been ailing from advanced age and other causes for many weeks and last night the attending physicians gave up all hope of recovery for the patient and announced that the end was not far away. The deceased was a descendant of a long line of honorable ancestors, dating beyond the time when his grandfather, the late Judge James Deane built the first white man's home in Oneida County at Westmoreland. The passing of Rev. Mr. Deane ___ from life the career of a renowned name, a sometime character, a Christian gentleman full of the highest virtues. On the field of battle, his was a modest display of noble traits. Brave in the teeth of danger, fearless always, kindhearted if need be, broadminded and incorruptible, and the reverend gentleman won the hearts of thousands from the dark days before and after the Civil War to these times of complicated troubles. The deceased was born at Utica in 1836, a son of James Deane, a noted member of the bar of Oneida County. The boy's parents died not long after, and relatives in the New England states were intrusted with his care. For a time he attended private schools at Sharon and Middletown, Conn. He attended and was a graduate from Williams College, which flourished at that time under the direction of the late Mark Hopkins. This college turned out such men as the late President Garfield, who is one of our slain executives. In 1857, he graduated with honors from that institution of learning, a member of the Sigma Phi. He took up the study of law, but soon left that to enter the Auburn Theological Seminary Home. Mission work ___ occupied the deceased time at Hamilton Hill and later he was in charge of East Canaan, Conn. A friend of the slave and the black race was Mr. Deane, for when the Civil conflict came, he helped organize the __th Connecticut Infantry, which later became the 2nd Heavy Field Artillery. From the ___ of lieutenant, Rev. Mr. Deane raised himself to the captaincy. He participated in the battle of St. Petersburg, Cold Harbor and Vogt gallantly in several battles and skirmishes in and about Washington. He was wounded in many places, one of which marks his scalp today. When peace was reestablished, he returned to the ministry and for several years was pastor of the Congregational Church at Sandisfield, Mass. Mr. Deane was also a graduate of Dartmouth College. Following his graduation from this college, he was made adopted son of the Oneida Indians and could speak their language with ___ and understanding. After the pastorship at Sandisfield, Dr. Deane went to Westmoreland. One year later the degree of master of arts was conferred upon him by Hamilton College, where his father was once a member of the faculty. Dr. Deane was located for one year at Phoenix, N.Y.; one year at Howell's Depot, and 16 years at Crown Point. After leaving the latter place, the pastor with his wife moved to Herkimer, where he had lived ever since in comfort and happiness, satisfied in the knowledge that he had tried to do his given duty as the Almighty designed. He was instructor of the local camp, Sons of Veterans. The funeral will be held from the Reformed Church, Monday afternoon at 1:20 p.m., Reverend W.D. Coakl__ officiating. Burial at Westmoreland. All Herkimer has learned to love this old gentleman and it is probable that should the funeral be public, that one of the greatest congregations that ever filled the Reformed Church will be present.

Source: Utica Daily Press, Utica, New York, 5 June 1920

note: contributed by Find A Grave member Barb


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