Mr. James Carleton, one of the last of the early settlers of the Mexico road, died Friday night
at 7:30 o'clock at his home about 3 miles west of the village. He was one of the oldest citizens
of the town, being in his 94th year. He was highly respected and will be missed as an old
Mr. Carleton was born in Ireland September 10, 1829, the son of the late James and Ellen (Raimond)
Carleton and emigrated with his parents to America in 1849, coming direct to Camden and settled
on the farm where he died.
He immediately became engaged in extensive lumbering and farming purchasing 800 acres of land and
erecting a fine home, mill, cheese factory, and many other buildings. His farm was one of the
most productive in Oneida county. Beautifying his surroundings was a hobby with him and flowers,
shrubbery and fruit received a great deal of care. He was an exceptionally keen business man of
fine old fashioned courtesy which he retained to the very last. He was a member of Trinity
Episcopal church and its oldest communicant giving liberally to its many activities.
January 10, 1861, he married Catherine Carleton of Belleville, Canada, who died March 11, 1885.
To them were born four children, two of whom survive. July 12, 1898 he married Ida Belle Dixon
of Camden, who tenderly cared for him through his declining years. Besides Mrs. Carleton there
survives two sons, William and Otto, both of Camden.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the homestead, Rev. Cecil Taylor
officiating. Mrs. Sanborn sang two beautiful selections. The bearers were Messrs. Charles
Price, Judson Freeman and Tracy Yorton. In the spring Mr. Carleton is to be interred in the
family plot in Forest Park Cemetery, his remains resting in the vault until that time.
CARLETON - In Camden, N.Y., February 23, 1923, James Carleton aged 93 years, 5 months and 13 days.
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