Deaths Reported by the "Long Islander" 1891-1900

Abstracted by David Roberts


O Surnames


OAKLEY Andrew 69 y 6 m 17 d

d. 22 May 1896 at Huntington

OAKLEY Mrs. George

d. 4 October 1899 at Amityville; funeral at Amityville; mother of Mrs. John Jarvis

OAKLEY Hannah 88 years

d. 7 May 1896; injuries received in a fall several weeks previous; funeral West Hills M. E. Church; daughter of David Ketcham of Amityville and granddaughter of Zebulon Ketcham; widow of Jesse Oakley of West Hills (m. 1825), who d. 1883; mother of Mrs. Henry Jarvis; Timothy Oakley and Zebulon Oakley, both of West Hills, Jesse Oakley of Huntington and David Oakley of Brooklyn; member of Melville Presbyterian Church in early married life and later West Hills M. E. Church, Awhere she always took part in church work@; she was Aa great reader@


d. Alast week@ at Jamaica; interment at Huntington; father of Charles Oakley of Jamaica; former resident of West Hills; 26 June 1897 paper


d. 8 March 1897 at Philadelphia, Pa.; father of John Oakley of Oyster Bay and an unnamed daughter of Philadelphia; resident of Brooklyn; Aprominent in Masonic circles@

OAKLEY Rev. Peter Davis

served early in his career as pastor of the Reformed Church, Brookville, followed by twenty years at the Jamaica Presbyterian Church and thirteen years at Springfield, Aa congregation which was the outgrowth of his own beloved Jamaica@; Athat apostolic man, Father Oakley, of Springfield, L. I.@; notice from the Long Island Bible Society Athis year to record the translation to the Church triumphant of our well beloved brother and father in God@; memorial notice in 14 December 1895 paper

OAKLEY Mrs. Zebulon K. 48 yrs 4 days

d. 22 March 1900 at West Hills; result of an operation; funeral at West Hills by Rev. Seem of Huntington; husband survives; mother of twin daughters, Mrs. Frank Baldwin and Mrs. Cornelius Hunt; daughter of Lemuel Carll

OBERY Frederick (Ahalf Indian@)

Amurdered in a drunken quarrel@ 26 July 1891 in front of Wicks Brothers= Half‑Way House on New Hyde Park Road, Floral Park; George Becker and William Covert, son of John Covert, involved in murder; Covert claimed he killed Obery in self‑defense

O=BRIEN infant 6 months

d. Athis week@ at Hicksville; brief illness; grandchild of Mrs. McMahon of Hicksville; 4 September 1897 paper

O=BRIEN Annie 21 years

d. 28 January 1898 at Glen Cove Landing; heart disease; funeral at St. Patrick=s R. C. Church, Glen Cove; interment at Catholic Cemetery, Brookville

O=BRIEN Henry 30 years

d. 29 December 1892 at Long Island City; civilian killed in massive dynamite explosion in downtown Long Island City accidentally set off during construction of railroad tunnel to Manhattan


d. 25 November 1897 at Glendale; interment at Catholic Cemetery, Westbury; Adoing some contract work on the roads at Glendale@ at time of death; resident of Hicksville


d. 16 December 1898 at Sayville; Bright=s disease; native of Port Henry, N. Y., b. 1851; civil engineer; worked for many railroads, including the L. I. R. R.; resident of Sayville since about 1883; justice of the peace; served one term as Sheriff of Suffolk County

O=BRIEN Mary 21 years

d. 6 November 1893; consumption; funeral at Glen Cove; interment at Brookville; daughter of Patrick O=Brien of Glen Cove; Aconsistent member@ of St. Patrick=s R. C. Church, Glen Cove

O=BRIEN Mrs. Patrick

funeral 7 September 1898 at St. Patrick=s R. C. Church, Glen Cove; resident of Glen Cove Landing

O=BRIEN William 42 years

found 19 December 1897 on shore of Bayville Creek; employed at Centre Island; Awent on a spree@ with his pay; Athe last time he was seen alive was on Thursday evening, Dec. 16@; it is Asupposed that he wandered to the shore of the creek and falling into the water, was drowned@; survived by a mother and a brother, both living in New Jersey


see: CONNERS Dennis

O=CONNOR John 33 years

d. 9 October 1893; took care of the Orr place in the western part of Oyster Bay village


d. 8 August 1897 at Woodbury; interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Flatbush; Aan old resident@ of Woodbury

O=CONNOR William 25 years

d. 17 June 1894; Catholic funeral at Westbury; son of Daniel and Alecia O=Connor; native of Westbury

OFENLOCH James Philip infant

d. 20 September 1895; son of Philip Ofenloch; Hicksville item

OFENLOCH Philip Herman 2 years

d. 13 April 1894; interment at Westbury; son of Philip Ofenloch; Hicksville item

O=HARA infant

d. 18 August 1891; child of Michael O=Hara; Hicksville item


d. 29 July 1896 at Greenpoint; funeral at Westbury; mother of Stephen P. O=Hara of Greenpoint and Mrs. Peter O=Brien of Hicksville; Athe deceased is well known here [Hicksville], having lived here for years@

O=HARA Stephen P.

d. Alast week@ at Long Island City; brother of Mrs. Peter O=Brien of Hicksville; former resident of Hicksville; 26 June 1897 paper

O=HEARN Daniel 80 years

funeral 15 October 1894 at R. C. Church, Hicksville; interment at Westbury; Farmingdale item


d. 12 October 1895; survived by widow and two daughters; Afor many years a resident of Melville@

O=KEEFE Mary 40 years

d. 20 January 1900 at Head of the Harbor; funeral at Hauppauge R. C. Church; resided with Mrs. Floyd T. Smith

O=KEEFE Timothy

d. 3 November 1896 at Manhasset; funeral R. C. Church, Manhasset; interment at Brookville; former resident of Glen


OLCOTT Alice 18 years

d. 20 January 1893 at Huntington; consumption; daughter of Louise E. Olcott; Aesteemed member of St. John=s Episcopal Church@

OLCOTT Isaiah W. 30 yrs 2 mos

d. 2 June 1894 at Huntington; son of Mrs. L. M. Olcott; teacher at Free Academy, Norwich, Connecticut, until resignation due to failing health; Avery popular with the classes at the academy@; choir member of two Norwich churches; Asad ending of a young life full of promise@


d. 20 August 1892 at New York City; found dead in bed; Aformerly the well‑known druggist of Cold Spring@; wife was visiting in Huntington and Afainted upon the receipt of the telegram@ announcing his death

OLSEN child 5 years

d. 20 January 1897; short illness; child of Gus Olsen; Northport item

O=MALLEY Elizabeth M. 60 years

d. 2 September 1891 at Comac


d. 21 June 1898 at Mill Neck; interment at Roslyn; daughter of James M. Onderdonk, late of Roslyn


d. Alast week@ at Jericho; funeral at St. Ignatius R. C. Church, Hicksville; interment at Westbury; son of James O=Neil of Jericho; 29 September 1900 paper

O=NEILL Michael 20 years

d. 2 November 1891 at St. Catherine=s Hospital; injured on job with L. I. R. R. at Oyster Bay; run over while unloading freight cars

OPPERT Margaret

d. 11 October 1891 at Huntington

O=RORKE Thomas J. 48 years

d. 31 March 1892 at Kings Park; Asuddenly@; interment at Brooklyn; cousin of John O=Rorke

O=ROURKE Mrs. Michael

d. 6 February 1900 at Smithtown; funeral at Hauppauge R. C. Church by Father Donaldson; survived by her husband; mother of one son, one daughter and one adopted daughter

ORR David

d. 25 November 1892 at New York City; summer resident of Oyster Bay

ORTH Edward R. infant

d. 22 August 1893; interment at Westbury; son of Henry Orth; Hicksville item

ORTH Margaret

probate of will discussed; Hicksville item 20 May 1893 paper

OSBORN Annie D. 63 years

d. 7 July 1900 at Deer Park; funeral at Twelfth Street Reformed Church, Brooklyn; wife of A. D. Osborn; resident of Deer Patk


d. July 1896; AEdward Phillips, colored, charged with assault in the second degree on Capt. James Osburn, at Stony Brook, L. I. .... the colored man delt him [Osborn] a heavy blow ..... six days later he died@; Court News of Local Interest in 12 December 1896 paper

OSBORN Mary 69 years

d. 4 August 1891 at Huntington; daughter of Parker York and Ruth Pike; mother of Mrs. William H. Jarvis; b. Montpelier, Vermont 21 February 1822; resident of Huntington since 1858

O=SULLIVAN Dennis 57 years

d. at New Orleans, Louisiana; interment at New Orleans; father of Mrs. Charles H. Bernard of New Orleans; former resident of Fort Salonga; Northport item, 20 May 1899 paper

OSWALD George 85 years

d. 26 June 1899 at Carlstadt, New Jersey; funeral at Carlstadt; grandfather of Joseph Oswald and Mrs. Frank Wetterau, both of Hicksville; Ahighly respected@ former resident of Hicksville

OSWALD Mrs. George 83 years

d. 14 January 1897 at Carlsbad, New Jersey; interment at Carlsbad, N. J.; Ahad the misfortune to fall down stairs the day before and hurt herself and she did not recover@; grandmother of Joseph Oswald of Hicksville; former resident of Hicksville; note: place of death is probably Carlstadt, N. J.

OSWALD Jacob Malcolm 52 years

d. 1 July 1898 at Hicksville; Bright=s disease; funeral at Hicksville by Rev. Gutweiler; interment at Plainview; father of Mrs. Frank Wetterau and Joseph Oswald

OSWALD James C. 17 years

d. 17 January 1897; funeral Reformed Church, Hicksville; interment at Hicksville; brother of Mrs. Frank Wetterau

OTIS Aex-Senator@ James

death reported 30 July 1898 paper; Aold time Suffolk County Republican@

OTT small child

d. of cholera infantum; funeral 11 August 1896; interment at Northport; child of George Ott

OTT Annie 57 years

d. 7 October 1895 at Huntington

OTT Warren S. 11 yrs 1 mos 14 days

d. 12 December 1899 at Halesite

OVERTON Bertha 78 years

d. 26 December 1893 at Suffolk County [Alms] House, Yaphank

OVERTON Frances * 18 years

d. 7 August 1897 at Smithtown Branch; consumption; funeral at Smithown Branch M. E. Church; daughter of David and Eunice Overton

OVERTON Dr. William P. 73 y 6 m 10 d

d. 24 October 1894 at Cold Spring Harbor; interment at Green-Wood, Brooklyn; Astaunch member of the Republican Party and served Suffolk County as coroner for several years@; Woodbury column 27 October 1894 paper states: Afor a number of years he has been frequenting our homes as medical advisor and we shall miss his kindness@