Obituaries, Death Notices and Genealogical Gleanings from the Saugerties Telegraph, Volume 5: 1880-1884 [2 vols.]


Volume 5 continues the transcription of obituaries, death notices and genealogical gleanings from the Saugerties Telegraph. This volume is also full of stories of people who left the area, moving west. Many more obituaries and more world news items are covered here than in previous volumes. As secondary source material, this volume is an invaluable resource for the genealogist, noting deaths as far afield, in some cases, as California and Europe.

These abstracts are arranged chronologically, and are so interesting that it is hard to put the book down because you are compelled to read just one more! These fascinating news items paint a vivid portrait of life in the 1800s. Farmers, ironworkers, coopers, laborers, shopkeepers, homemakers, bankers, lawyers, and ministers can all be found on these pages. Daily life was routinely filled with hazards that are rarely encountered today: clothing ignited by cooking fires, runaway horses, deadly encounters with livestock, complications from injuries that would be easily treated today, and much more. The work place could be just as hazardous. There were no safeguards to protect workers from treacherous machinery and many paid with life and limb. Most people had meager possessions by today's standards and little leisure time. Audrey M. Klinkenberg, the compiler of this series, is a former president of the Ulster County Genealogical Society. A full name index to the several thousand names included in this work augments the text.

Audrey M. Klinkenberg

2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 922 pp.

ISBN: 9780788438158