Selected Families and Individuals


Rawdon Graham DANO

Obituary (from Town and Country News section of Watertown Daily Times of 2 June 1982):  Rawdon G. Dano, 69, formerly of Clayton-Alexandria Bay Road, was dead upon arrival Tuesday, May 25, at St. Jospeh's Hospital, Syracuse, after being stricken
ill at the home of a son, Donald B. Dano, 102 Sweeting St., Syracuse, with whom he resided.

    The funeral was 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, at the Cummings Funeral Home with Rev. G. Kent Walmsley, pastor of the Clayton Baptist Church, officiating.

    Surviving are two sons, Donald B., Syracuse, and Rawdon G. Jr., Only Springs, Colo.; five sisters, Mrs. Florence Russell, Binghamton; Mrs. Lillian Kittle, Clayton; Mrs. Mildred Cummings, Mountain Home, Pa., Mrs. Marjorie Rusho, Grindstone
Island and Mrs. Caroline Archambeu, Rochester; seven grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

    A son, Earl H. died Aug. 27, 1974 and three sisters, Miss Hazel Dano, Mrs. Myrtle Mix and Mrs. Jessie Brooks died before her.

    Born July 26, 1912 on Grindstone Island, son of Ambrose and Adelia Graham Dano, he was educated in Grindstone Island schools.

    He formerly was a farmer and a caretaker on Grindstone Island.

    He married Olive M. Hill Dec. 28, 1937 at the Clayton Methodist Church.  Mrs. Dano, a former Clayton Manufacturing Co. employee, died Nov. 13, 1978.

Donald B. DANO

1  CMNT Living In Syracuse, NY


Obituary (from newspaper of Thursday, 10 Sept. 1981):  DEPAUVILLE---Mrs. Vera R. Dodge, 87, Tampa, Fla., formerly of this community and widow of Jerald P. Dodge, died Wednesday evening in Tampa General Hospital, where she had been a patient for
two days.

    Funeral arrangements with the Curray Funeral Home, Tampa, are incomplete.  Burial will be in the family plot in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa.

    Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Marion Schwoerer and Mrs. Verna Moye, both formerly of Depauville and now of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Keith (Elizabeth) Haas, Depauville; and a nephew, Glenford Rarick, LaFargeville.

   A brother, Adelbert Rarick, and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Mosher, died before her.

    Born at Philadelphia, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Ormston Rarick, she attended local schools and married Jerald P. Dodge, Jan. 18, 1919, at the Rarick home, Rev. C. M. Smith, pastor of the Philadelphia Methodist Church,

    The couple lived on the Gillick Farm near Clayton Center for five years and then moved to Depauville, where Mr. Dodge worked as a carpenter.  In 1945 he became carpentry foreman for the New York State Highway Department at Watertown.

    Following Mr. Dodge's 1962 retirement, the couple resided in Florida.  Mr. Dodge died in 1971 at age 73.

Alta L. DANO

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 19 Oct. 1993):  Alta L. Hasseler, 74, Midtown Towers, 142 Mechanic St., died at 9:43 a.m. Monday at her home.

    The funeral will be at the convenience of the family.  The body will be cremated.  Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

   Surviving are her husband, Edward, Chaumont; a sister, Hildred Garnsey, Watertown, and several nieces and nephews.

    A brother, Elmer C. Dano, died before her.

    Born Dec. 20, 1918, in Clayton, daughter of Elmer and Eunice Charlotte Dano, she was stationed in Georgia with the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

    Mrs. Hasseler owned and operated Alta's Beauty Shop in the Woolworth Building for many years.


Obituary:  CLAYTON---John Dwyer, 88, retired farmer and carpenter and resident of the town of Clayton all his life, died Tuesday evening at 7 at the home of his son, Clarence D. Dwyer, on the Clayton-Cape Vincent Road.

    The funeral was Friday afternoon at 2 at the Cummings Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Williams, pastor of the Lowville Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

    Surviving Mr. Dwyer are his wife, Mrs. Hattie J. Dodge Dwyer; a daughter, Mrs. Truman (Ethel) Burnham, Syracuse; two sons, Clarence D. Dwyer and Earl R. Dwyer, both of Clayton; two brothers, Francis and Myron Dwyer, both of Depauville and
four grandchildren.

    Mr. Dwyer was born Oct. 12, 1866, at Clayton, son of John and Lucy Walts Dwyer, sr.  He married Miss Hattie J. Dodge, daughter of Perry and Flora Edgar Dodge, Sept. 15, 1886, at the Watertown Methodist Church.  Rev. James Coote, presiding
elder at the time, officiated.

   Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer operated a farm in the town of Clayton afte their marriage until theu retired 34 years ago and moved to this village.  They lived at 713 James St. until last fall when they went to live with their son, Clarence, on the
Clayton-Cape Vincent road.

    Mr. Dwyer was a former member of the Foresters' Lodge and the Clayton Grange.

Harriett J. (Hattie) DODGE

Obituary (from newspapaer of 3 Sept. 1959):  CLAYTON---Mrs. Hattie J. Dwyer, 88, widow of John Dwyer, died early Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Truman H. Burnham, in North Syracuse.

    She had lived there for four years following the death of her husband July 26, 1955.

    The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home here with Rev. Russell E. Little, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home
tonight from 7 to 9 and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

    Mrs. Dwyer is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Truman H. (Ethel) Burnham, 105 Meadowbrook Drive, North Syracuse;  a son, Clarence Dwyer of the Clayton-Cape Vincent Road; four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

    A son, Earl H. Dwyer, died in December, 1957.

    Mrs. Dwyer was born Feb. 23, 1871 in the town of Clayton, the daughter of Perry and Flora Edgar Dodge.  She attended the schools in the town.

    Her marriage to John Dwyer was performed Sept. 15, 1886 at the Watertown Methodist Church by Rev. James Coote.

    The couple lived at 713 James St. until the fall of 1954 when they went to live with their son, Clarence, on the Clayton-Cape Vincent Road.  In 1951 they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.