Selected Families and Individuals



Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 12 May 1983):  CAPE VINCENT---J. Donald Garnsey, 74, Endwell, a Town of Clayton native, died April 28 after an illness of a year.  He had been blind for several years.

    Graveside services were held May 2 at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Town of Cape Vincent, with Rev. Robert Nay, pastor of the Clayton United Methodist Church, officiating.

    He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Bemis; three daughters, Carol, Clare, and Marilyn; a step-daughter, Delores, a sister, Eleanor Garnsey, St. Lawrence.

    Born in the Town of Clayton Sept. 30, 1909, a son of John and Estelle Craig Garnsey, he attended local schools and was graduated from Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H.

    He was employed 14 years at the First National Exchange Bank of Clayton.  In 1942 he accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Ithaca.

    He later moved to Sidney where he worked for the Bendix Aviation Co., until retiring.

    He was well-known in Masonic circles, having held the office of Grand Potentate. He was a former president of the Jefferson-Lewis Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and was past master of the Clayton Masonic Lodge, a past noble
grand and former treasurer of the Clayton Lodge of Odd Fellows and past patron of Calumet Chapter, OES.

    He was first married to Mae Stewart in 1931.

Oliver Christinus BOGENSCHUTZ

Obituary (from newspaper of 6 Sept. 1972):  CLAYTON---Oliver G. Bogenschutz, 72, of 219 Union St., died at home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

    The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton, and at 11 at St. Mary's Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

    Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Kimball Bogenschutz, are two sons, David K. and J. Joseph, Clayton; one grandson; a sister, Mrs. Mary Brower, Clayton, and a brother, Harry J., Cape Vincent, R.D.

    Born in Clayton Oct. 7, 1899, son of Jacob and Elizabeth A. Pinsonneault Bogenschutz, he attended local schools and on Sept. 18, 1944, married Eleanor J. Kimball of Watertown, at St. Mary's Church Rectory.

    Mr. Bogenschutz, a machinist, was a retired New York Air Brake employe, having been with that company 25 years.  Prior to that, he had worked at Frink Sno-Plow Co., Inc., and for the New York Central Railroad.