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New York County New York Obituaries Extracted From The New York Tribune, New York, NY, 1890

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1890 Obituaries from The New York Tribune in New York, New York County New York.

HUMPHREY, Walcot J. Obituary

Warsaw, N.Y., Jan. 19 - Walcot J. Humphrey, the leader of the Republican party in Wyoming County, died this morning after a protracted illness. He was born in Canton, Conn., in 1817, and came to the town of Sheldon, this county, in 1818. For twenty-four years after attaining his majority he was engaged in the mercantile business in several places in this county and Bloomington, Ill., at which latter place he speculated largely in land. He came to Warsaw in 1864. He was made president of the Wyoming County National Bank in 1871, in which place he continued to his death. He was first a Whit in politics and afterward a Republican. He was supervisor of the town of Sheldon in 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865, and of Warsaw in 1874 and 1876. He was postmaster from 1849 to 1860. In 1850 and again in 1851 he was member of the Assembly from Wyoming County, and as chairman of the Committee on Railroads he reported with its restrictions the bill for consolidating and organizing the New York Central Railroad. He was elected to the State Senate in 1865 and again in 1867 from the XXXth District. He had been a member of the Republican County Committee for the last twenty-five years, a large portion of which time he was its chairman, and he was a member of the Republican National Convention in 1876. Mr. Humphrey was twice married. His first wife was Amanda B. Martindale, of Dorset, Vt., who died in 1873 without issue. In 1874 he married Hannah Mulholland, of Monroe County, N.Y., by whom he has a daughter and son, all of whom survive him. [New York Tribune (New York, NY), January 20, 1890]