Selected Families and Individuals



1  CMNT Of Syracuse

Obituary (from newspaper of 22 Aug. 1961):  Mrs. Anna May Russell Bogenschutz, 68, formerly of 14 Burdick Block, 114 Franklin St., widow of William E. Bogenschutz and a former waitress at the Hotel Woodruff, died Monday evening at 9 at the
Brown Nursing Home of Adams Center, where she had been a patient for two and a half years.

    Death was attributed to arthritis, with which she had been afflicted for years, and a heart condition.

    Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Edward J. (M. Betty) Hanratty, 430 West TenEyck St., and three grandchildren, Ann Marie, Mary Elizabeth and Peter James Hanratty, Watertown.

    The funeral will be Thursday morning at 8:30 from the Cummings Funeral Home and at 9 in the Holy Family Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery of Clayton.

    Her husband died in the House of the Good Samaritan March 14, 1951, at the age of 60 years.  He was then a resident of Rosiere.

    She was born in Syracuse June 25, 1893, a daughter of the late Peter Joseph and Minnie Fowler Russell.  In early life she lived in Syracuse and Clayton, and she attended school in Clayton.

    She and her parents were associated with the old Frontenac Hotel of Clayton years ago--she as a wine girl, her mother as the salad woman, and her father as a policeman.

    She was married to William Edward Bogenschutz of Clayton in April, 1914, in Clayton where his parents operated the old Pastimer Hotel, later known as the Riverview Hotel.  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Bogenschutz.

    Mr. and Mrs. Bogenschutz lived for a few years in Clayton following their marriage and then came to Watertown, where she had since resided.  He was an employe of the New York Central Railroad and later was a painter.

    Mrs. Bogenschutz was once employed as a waitress at the old Kamargo Restaurant of Leonard & Jackson on Arsenal St.  Later, she served in the same capacity at James A. Cole's restaurant in Terminal Place and finally, from 1934 until she
retired because of ill health in 1951, she was employed at the Hotel Woodruff.

    She was a member of the Holy Family Church.


Obituary (from newspaper of 23 Oct. 1965):  Edward J. Hanratty, 58, of 430 West TenEyck St., former steward of the Elks Club, died at 10:20 Tuesday night in Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.  Death followed a long

    The funeral will be Friday morning at 8:30 at the Cummings Funeral Home and at 9 in St. Patrick's Church, of which he was a member.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Elizabeth (Betty) Boganschutz Hanratty; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas M. (Ann M.) Kelly, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Mary Elizabeth) Bock, North Syracuse; a son, Peter James Hanratty, Watertown; four
grandchildren; a sister, Miss Marie E. Hanratty, Syracuse, and a brother, James P. Hanratty, Detroit, Mich.

    Mr. Hanratty was stricken ill two years ago, developing a condition of the lymph glands that later involved the lungs.  He became seriously ill last February, subsequently retiring as Elks Club steward.

    He also was afflicted with a heart condition, having suffered a severe attack in June, 1962, at the Willowbrook Golf Club, where he was taking part in as Elks golf tournament.

    He was born Jan. 18, 1910, in Milwaukee, Wis., a son of the late Edward F. and Anna Callen Hanratty.  When he was about three years old, he moved to Clayton with his parents.  He attended St. Mary's School of Clayton and later was a
student at Clarkson College, Potsdam, for a year.

   Later, he was employed for a number of years as a bartender in Clayton, serving at the old Riverview Hotel, the Hubbard House and Herald House.  He worked at the latter hostelries when they were owned by Harold Bertrand of Clayton.

    Moving to this city in 1934 from Clayton, he was a bartender at the Hotel Woodruff for more than seven years.  Then for a short time he was an inspector at the New York Air Brake Company plant.

    He was employed at the Elks Club for 25 years, serving the last eight years as steward, a position to which he was appointed in 1960 when Cameron W. Gravelle retired.

    Mr. Hanratty married Miss Mary Elizabeth Boganschutz of this city on May 24, 1937, in St. Mary's Church, Potsdam.

    He was a member of Watertown Lodge of Elks and the North Side Improvement League.


Obituary (from newspaper of Monday, 4 June 1979):  CLAYTON---Miss Marie E. Hanratty, 71, of 630 Theresa St., died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Hospital, Watertown.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Clayton.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

    Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

    She is survived by a brother, James P. Hanratty, Detroit, Mich.; three nieces, Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Kelly, Rochester, Mrs. John (Mary) Bock, North Syracuse, and Patricia Hanratty, Troy, Mich., and a  nephew, Peter Hanratty, Columbus, Ohio.

    A brother, Edward J., steward at the Watertown Elks Club, died Oct. 22, 1968, at the age of 58.

    Born Dec. 22, 1907, in Hartford, Conn., a daughter of Edward and Anna Callan Hanratty, she moved to Clayton in 1912 and attended local schools and Potsdam Normal School.

    She was a chief operator for the New York Telephone Co.

    She was a member of St. Ann's Society, Telephone Pioneers, and the Paynter Senior Citizens Club.

Mildred M. LUMLEY

Obituary (from newspaper of Wednesday, 28 July 1993):  CLAYTON---Mildred M. Schell, 85, of 3 Riverview Apartments, active in community affairs, died Tuesday morning at her home.

    A prayer service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cummings Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass a 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

    There will be no calling hours.  Contributions may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

    Surviving are a brother, Erwin Lumley, Fulton; three sisters, Alfreda Bazinet, Clayton, Mrs. Lawrence (Marion) Anderson, Satellite Beach, Fla., and Alice Ure, Carthage, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    A brother, Edward Lumley, died in 1936.

    She was born Aug. 27, 1907, in the town of Wilna, a daughter of Vincent L. and Nellie M. Palmer Lumley.  She was a graduate of Carthage High School.  She later moved to Clayton.

    She married Robert E. Schell of Clayton Oct. 9, 1937, at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. George E. Racette officiating.  Mr. Schell died April 26, 1944, at the age of 33.  At the time of his death, the couple had been living in Massena
where Mr. Schell was employed by the Aluminum Company of America.

    Mrs. Schell was a bookkeeper at the Elmer Reff Ford Agency in Clayton.  She later was an accounting technician for the U.S. Forestry Department in Oregon and Washington, D.C., retiring March 1, 1974, after 20 years of service.  She
returned to Clayton following her retirement.

    Active in church and civic affairs, Mrs. Schell was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, a member of the St. Anne's Society, American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821 Auxiliary, past president of the Clayton Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and a
charter member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.  She was also active in several dance clubs around the country.