Fulton Patriot history

RoyHodge_WEBby Roy Hodge

I am enjoying the stack of 1901 Fulton Patriots that I have been looking through since Christmas time. Up to now, I had come across only one or two pages of the very old Patriots at a time – the oldest just a few years after the first issues of the paper were published in 1846. This is the first entire year of early 1900 Patriots I have looked at.

From the information box inside the front cover of each issue:

Fulton Patriot:

Wednesday, March 27, 1901

The Fulton Patriot is issued every Wednesday morning from the office of the undersigned, 117 Oneida Street, entrance through the Post Office lobby. Entered at the post office at Fulton, N.Y. as second class matter.

Subscription rates $1.25 per year; if paid in advance, $1.00.  Advertising rates on application. Notices of marriages, births and deaths published free of charge. Extended obituary mention, resolutions and cards of thanks, regular local rates.

Copy for display advertisements must reach this office no later than 6 p.m. Monday.  Telephone numbers . . . Fulton Telephone Co. – No. 35; Empire State Telephone Co. – Long Distance No. 16.

Frank M. Cornell, Editor

Listed in the Directory of Churches:

First Methodist Episcopal, corner of Oneida and Third Streets

State Street Methodist Episcopal, State Street, between Third and Fourth Streets

Free Methodist, corner of Third and State Streets

Baptist, corner of Utica and Third Streets

Presbyterian, corner of Third and Cayuga Streets

Zion Episcopal, First Street, between Rochester and Broadway

St. Mary’s Catholic, corner of Third and Rochester Streets

Church of the Restoration Universalist, corner of First and Rochester Streets

Grace Mission Chapel, North First Street

Salvation Army, 66 First Street

Seventh Day Adventist, Broadway, near Seventh

Congregational, corner of Broadway and First, Oswego Falls

(Note: This department is for the churches, and notices are inserted free if they reach this office before 6 p.m. Monday. We want all the church and auxiliary society news. If they do not appear it will be no fault of the editor of The Patriot.)

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  1. I am looking for an obituary that was published on Wednesday May 29, 1918 for Mrs. Sarah J Crockford.. She died on Tuesday evening, May 21st, probably in South Granby. Also anything else that may have been published regarding her family. The Obit said that she left 5 children (which I found) and one sister, whom I can’t find. The copy that I tried to read was too distorted.

    When you send it, please include the date & Newspaper name.

    Thank you very much.

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