Selected Families and Individuals


Helen "Tootsie" JOHNSON

1  CMNT She Was Deaf & Mute.

Obituary (from newspaper of 29 Dec. 1949):  CLAYTON---Miss Helen Johnson, 84, known to Clayton residents as "Tootsie," died at 11:30 last night at the home of Mrs. Bert Garnsey, 534 Merrick St.

    Miss Johnson, who was a deaf mute, had been in failing health for the past two months and suffered a stroke Saturday from which she never regained consciousness.

    Funeral service will be held Sautrday afternoon at 2 at the Garnsey home, Rev. Henry Bridge of Clayton Methodist Church and Rev. Clayton Stoddard of Clayton Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be at St. Lawrence.

    She is survived by one brother, William W. Johnson of Clayton and one sister, Mrs. H. J. (Gladys) Freeland of Miami, Fla.

    She was born Nov. 6, 1865, at Grindstone Island, daughter of Sylvester and Margaret Farr Johnson.  She lived at St. Lawrence for 35 years before coming to Clayton.  Miss Johnson attended the Rome school for the deaf 70 years ago.

Truman George RUSHO Capt.

1  CMNT Stone In Clayton Cemetery. Drowned On "Belle Mitchell"

Truman emigrated in 1848, at the age of 2, and at that time owed allegiance to Queen Victoria.  He was naturalized 20 Jan. 1869.


1  CMNT Died in infancy


1  CMNT Of Landsdowne, Ont.


1  CMNT 1910 Census Says He Was Born In NY


1  CMNT of Landsdown, Canada


1  HIST Reference # 3 says wife was Charlotte.


Obituary (from newspaper of Friday, 20 Jan. 1933):  CLAYTON---James Kittle, 90, grandfather of Walter Kittle, mayor of this village, died Thursday evening at 6 at his home, 533 Webb St., this village, after a brief illness.

    He was born on St. John's Island, Ont., Feb. 16, 1842, the son of Aaron and Sarah Rusho Kittle.  He was a farmer for 65 years on Grindstone Island, retiring five years ago when he moved to this village.  He married Miss Eliza J. Gardner,
Grindstone Island, Jan. 6, 1873, by Rev. Mr. Jones, of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this village officiating.  The couple observed their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 6.  Five children were born, two of whom, twins, Earl and Ervin, died at
the age of 7 months.

    Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons, Frank, George, Wallace, of Clayton, nine grandchildren, Walter, Lawrence, Hiram, Glenn, Rosalind, Mary, and Robert Kittle of this village, Mrs. Harold Bretsch, Omar, and Mrs. Richard Greenizen,
Clayton, and eight great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2, with Rev. William O. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of this village, officiating.  Burial will be made in Clayton Cemetery.

    The bearers are to be Wallace Murdock, Frank Foley, George Gillick and Carl Hessler, of this village, and David Atherton and David Wiley of Grindstone Island.


1  CMNT of Gananoque, Ontario, Canada