Selected Families and Individuals


Kenneth F. GARNSEY

1  CMNT Died in car accident.

Obituary (from Thousand Islands Sun of 20 May 1976):  CLAYTON---Kenneth F. Garnsey, 20, Clayton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Garnsey, was fatally injured in a one-car accident early Saturday morning.  Two other men also died in the crash.

    The three were apparently killed instantly according to Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies when the car driven by Garnsey went off Rt. 12 in Depauville and slammed into a parked truck.

    Pronounced dead at the scene with Garnsey were passengers Kevin M. Ball, 19, Watertown Center, and Dale E. Pridell, 25, Black River, who was to have been married Saturday in Watertown.

    The funeral for Mr. Garnsey was Monday at the Clayton United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard E. Barton officiating.

    Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

    He was born Feb. 17, 1956 in Watertown, son of Clyde and Barbara Garnsey.  He graduated in 1974 from Thousand islands Central School.

    He was married Dec. 27, 1975 to Lisa Oddi of Watertown.  The couple has one child, Kenneth Francis, age two months.

    He is also survived by his parents; four sisters, Laurie Ann, Karen, Amy Lynn, and Sue Ellen, all at home; two brothers, Clyde and Kevin Michael; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleophus Yandow, Clayton.


1  CMNT Killed in a car accident.

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 13 Oct. 1988):  CAPE VINCENT---An 11-year-old Clayton boy died Wednesday night from injuries he suffered when a car struck him while he was riding his bicycle on the Sand Bay Road in the Town of Cape
Vincent, less than a quarter-mile from his home.

    Jon P. Carnegie, son of James M. Carnegie, Grindstone Island and Clayton, and Jacqueline S. Carnegie, Sand Bay Road, was pronounced dead at 7:31 p.m. in Mercy Hospital, Watertown.  Sources said he suffered a spinal injury.

    Jefferson County Sheriff"s deputies said the accident occurred at 6:11 p.m. when he was struck by a car operated by Gerald H. Brotherton, 23, Cape Vincent, who was northbound on the Sand Bay Road, or County Route 9.

    Clayton Police Chief William T. Faust, who assisted deputies at the scene, said it is believed the youth pulled onto the pavement to cross the road.  One car had passed him, and it is believed he did not see the Brotherton auto following
the first vehicle, Mr. Faust said.

    The child was rushed to the hospital by Clayton Ambulance.

    A private funeral will be at the convenience of the family at the Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton.  Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

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

    Surviving besides his parents are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, Clayton; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Carnegie, Clayton; two sisters, Mrs. Billy Jo Bowes and Angel Carnegie, both of Clayton; two
half-sisters, Abbey Carnegie, Grindstone Island and Clayton, and Bobbie Jo Garnsey, Sand Bay Road, and many aunts and cousins.

    Born in Clayton on Sept. 2, 1977, a son of James M. and Jacqueline Wilson Carnegie, he was a pupil in the fourth grade at Cape Vincent Elementary School, and had been living with his mother, Jacqueline Carnegie, and Robert Garnsey on the
Sand Bay Road.


Obituary (from newspaper of 3 Oct. 1995):  CLAYTON---The funeral for Milton P. Carnegie, 66, Middle Road, Grindstone Island, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cummings Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph DeGroote, pastor of Clayton United Methodist
Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Grindstone Island Cemetery.

    Mr. Carnegie died Sunday afternoon after being stricken at his home.

    Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

    Surviving are his wife, Clara R.; a son, James M., Clayton; three daughters, Estella A. Carnegie, Catherine A. McCready and Mrs. James (Kim V.) Strouse, all of Clayton; a brother, Philip G., Manassas, Va.; four grandsons; four
great-grandduaghters; four great-grandsons and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Two sisters, Estella Drappo and Gertrude Longton, and a grandson died before him.

    Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Gananoque, Ont., son of Paul and Alice L. Garnsey Carnegie, he was educated on Grindstone Island and at Clayton High School.

    He married Clara R. Matthews April 15, 1950, in the Clayton Baptist parsonage.

    Mr. Carnegie was a marine mechanic at Mercer's Shipyard and worked at Clayton Marina until the time of his death.  He was an avid boat refinisher.


Obituary (from newspaper of 5 Nov. 1973):  CLAYTON---Mrs. Alice Garnsey Carnegie, widow of Paul Carnegie, Grindstone Island, died this morning in the Madonna Home, Watertown.

    The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton, Rev. Robert Mowatt, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Grindstone Island Cemetery.

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

   Survivors include two sons and two daughters.

    She was married to Paul Carnegie Dec. 26, 1918 at Clayton.  He died Sept. 18, 1970 in the Madonna Home.


1  CMNT Died At Age 3