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We just received a very nice note and obit from Vought researcher Marilyn Madden . Marilyn's mother was sent the obit in 1965 by a Mrs. C. W. Vought (Grace Vought), who had clipped it out of the local Wolcott paper. Because of the recent date we're unable to reprint the original letter, but Mrs. Vought was most cordial. It should be noted that Nebraska was another emigration destination of Wayne County ancestors. Now, for Marilyn:

" I am researcher of the descendants of the Joseph VOUGHT family of Peekskill, Westchester County, NY. Your Wayne County website has been a great deal of help to me. I would like to contribute the Wayne County obituary of Edith Vought Eygnor sent to my mother in 1965. I have a large Vought file and would be delighted to exchange Vought information with any descendants of Nicholas b. 1783 or Isaac Vought b. January 21, 1814 who may still be residing in your area. Nicholas, Isaac, and their sister Margaret Christian Vought who m. Isaac Barton all migrated to Wayne Co., NY. Marilyn Madden "

Edith Vought Eygnor, 85, died Monday, Dec 14, 1964 at her home on Dutch St. RD2 Wolcott, following a long illness. She was the wife of a prominent farmer in the town of Huron. A daughter of the late A.U. and Elizabeth Sherman Vought, she was born May 27, 1879, in Sutton County, Nebraska. The family moved to Wayne County when she was 12 years old.

She and her husband were married December 25, 1901, at the farm home of the bride's parents at Savannah. They have lived 57 years on their farm, which was settled by Mrs. Eygnor's grandfather David Vought in 1884. Her father was born on this farm which has been owned by the family for 120 years.

Mrs. Eygnor was a member of the Huron Grange and the old-time North Huron Methodist Church.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Miss Bernice Eygnor of Huron and Mrs. Jay (Madelin) McQueen of Huron; three sons, Marion, Leon, and Glen, all of Huron; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the family home on Dutch Street where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 17, with burial in the Huron Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Russell Henry of Huron retired Presbyterian minister will officiate.

MaryJane Turner , born and raised in Palmyra and now residing in AZ, just sent a nice group of obits clippings. Thanks for the tip on the Palmyra Library!

"All of these come from the Wayne County Files at the Palmyra Kings Daughters Free Library."

Marion Enterprise:
Born in Argyle Washington County NY, on April 14, '40 died in Rochester May 26, 1926. His wife died several years ago: leaves a sister Cornelia aged 96 and three nieces: Mrs. George W. STUDER, Mrs. John FONDA and Mrs. Arthur J. ELLIS.

Marion Enterprise:
Mrs. BRAYMAN born in 1804 and died Aug 25, 1884, the mother of Mrs. Carrie LOUNSBERRY.

Mrs. Isaac BRAMAN of Walworth and a sister of W.H. FARNHAM of Palmyra died in Walworth 7-29-1888. She leaves a husband and one son.

Mrs. Mary GARRISON, formerly of Victor; mother of William GARRISON of Palmyra; died June 1, 1066 leaving a son William and a daughter, Mrs. Wm. Sloan of Manchester; aged 74; services at St. Anne's; burial at Victor.

Victor ROACHVILLE aged 82, died 3-7-1900; born in Canada lived in Macedon for 40 years; leaves a wife and 4 daughters: Mrs. Peter LAUER and Mrs. William GARRISON; Mrs. Willard WELLS of Fairport, Mrs. Louise SNYDER and William ROACHVILLE of Canandaigua.

Harriet A. BEACH born in 1830; spent most of her life in Palmyra; died 3-15-1906 in bed suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Selner E. BRAMAN. aged 76 years; leaves the one daughter and two sons, Frank of Cincinnatus and Will BEACH of Syracuse.

Joseph C. BEACH aged 58 and formerly in charge of the C.C.B. Walker farms, died in Palmyra 10-26-1881.

"I rather suspect that the information that does NOT have a source is probably from the Palmyra Courier Journal."

Obituaries and other family items of the Wykle Family of Galen were contributed by Kathleen Simmons

Greg Wickenburg previously sent us an obit on his gg-grandfather Stillman Grandy (see below), that referred to an earlier obit. The earlier obit:

Stillman Grandy's Obituary from Wayne Co. NY.

THE LAKE SHORE NEWS, Thursday, June 23, 1927


Stillman J. Grandy, Veteran of Civil War Dies at Home of Daughter.

Stillman Johnson Grandy died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Inslee. No. 7,743 Fifteenth avenue. N. W., Seattle, Wash., June 9. Had he lived till August, he would have been 93. Mr. Grandy was born near Richardson's corners, Aug. 6, 1834, his father having been the late Benjamin Grandy. He was the last survivor of a long-lived family. Among his sisters, now deceased, were Mrs. Robert Wolven, Mrs. Abram Chase and Mrs. Abram Hill, of Wolcott. The late William Grandy, of Westbury, was a Brother. He was a carpenter by trade, and years ago helped to build the Wolcott Falls mill, the old gristmill at Red Creek, and the original large barn on the N. W. Tompkins, now the Albert Wells farm, just south of Wolcott. When the Civil war broke out he was one of the original members and helped to organize Company G, 132nd N. Y. Infantry, which later was merged with the Ninth Heavy Artillery. He held the rank of first sergeant. Among his favorite stories of the war was of seeing and conversing with Lincoln in the forts about Washington. This meant much to him. Mr. Grandy was twice married. His first wife lived only a short time, and about 1867, he married Mrs. Annie E. Greene, of Oswego County. Two children survive, Frank E. Grandy and Mrs. Nellie Inslee, both of Seattle, besides 7 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. Mr. Grandy went to Michigan many years ago and in 1908 followed the children to Seattle, where his wife died five years ago, since which he had lived with his daughter. He was a fine old man, a Mason, honest, upright and until the last year or so had worked his garden and done much about the place. He had intestinal "flu" late in April and seemingly recovered but was too weak to rally and was in bed much of the last two weeks of his life, though no one thought the end so near. He passed quietly away in sleep.

(2 errors... I think the 132nd should be 138th. and Mrs. Abram Hill might be Mrs. Erastrus T. Hill)

Spotted by co-coordinator Allyn:

THE RECORD (Sodus, N.Y.) Aug. 29, 1935
Born In Holland, Most of His Long And Useful Life Was Passed In America-
He Served Many Parishes of Reformed Church

Rev. Simeon Hogenboom died Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness. He ws 77 years old on June 7th. Born in Haamstede, Holland, he came to America when a lad of 11. The family settled at Clymer and he received his early education in the schools of that village. He then studied for the ministry at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He served Reformed churches in Ontario, Pultneyville, Marion, Sodus, Newark, Whitesboro, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Cleveland, Ohio. He was pastor in the latter city twice and his last pastorate was there. He closed his work in 1926 and returned from Cleveland to Sodus, where he purchased a home and planned to spend the remainder of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Hogenboom; a son, Rev. Marvin Hogenboom of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Barnum of Scranton, Pa., and Mrs. Fay LaRock of Sodus; five grandchildren, Mrs. Frances Buys of Sodus Point, Miss Joyce and Robert Barnum of Scranton and the Misses Shirley and Marilyn LaRock of Sodus; two great grandchildren, Bruce and Barbara Buys; and one brother, George Hogenboom of Clymer. Funeral services will be held from the home, 37 Sergeant street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made in the Sodus Rural cemetery. The Rev. Harold Hesselink, pastor of the Sodus Reformed Church, and the Rev. G.H. Hospers of East Williamson, a retired minister and long time friend of Rev. Hogenboom, will conduct the services. Rev. Hogenboom was a man of keen intellect and fine education and greatly devoted to the service of the church. His long life has been spent in furthering the ideals to which he adhered and his family have the sympathy of the community in which he elected to spend the last days of a useful life.

This most unusual remembrance was contributed by Greg Wickenburg. Greg tells us that "This is my gg-grandfather's obit. He died in Seattle, but the Obit is from Wayne Co. He died Jun 29, 1927. Because the obit was clipped out, I do not have details on the date. "

Obit -


Late Stillman Grandy Remembered for His Exploits
and for His High Character.

Editor Lake Shore News:

The article in last week's News telling of the death of Stillman J Grandy at Seattle, Wash. recalled many boyhood memories of that fine man and soldier. He was a great hunter and fisherman, and used to delight to visit Port bay with the late Hezekish Easton. I have heard them tell many stories of their exploits with rod and gun. - and they were true stories, too - when it was possible to catch more fish and shoot more ducks in an hour than now could be secured in a week. Back before the Civil War when Mr. Grandy was not yet a voter he is said to have secured over a thousand wild pigeons in a single day. This was done by means of a net, which was sprung over the birds as they huddled on the ground after grain that had been scattered in a smooth place, the owner of the net being hidden and holding a line leading to the spring which was pulled when the birds were in the right place and in sufficient numbers to be caught. These were the famous "passenger pigeons." Now extinct, and I believe this was on their last great flight through this section in or about 1852. The late Giles Fitch, of East Port Bay Street if I remember aright, was the owner of the net that Mr. Grandy used. He also was said to have shot the last wild turkey in this section, somewhere near Glenmark. That also was before the Civil War. It was a delight to talk with him and Mr. Easton. They always had something of interest to tell a boy, and nothing was ever said to do a boy harm. They had high ideals and both were splendid men.

One Who Remembers

Three new obits were contributed by D. & K. Tehan.

HURLEY - On Sunday morning, April 3, 1910, at her home in Ontario Center. Celinda, wife of Isaac Hurley, aged 65 years. She leaves, besides her husband, four daughters, Mrs David Rouch {Jennie}, of Rochester, Mrs Leon Slocum of Palmyra, Mrs Charles Willetts and Miss Myra Hurley of Ontario, and one son, Charles of Ontario.

Mrs. Isaac Hurley

Ontario Center, NY, April 6- Celinda Hurley, wife of Isaac Hurley, died at her home, one mile north of this village, Sunday evening, of a complication of diseases. She was 65 years of age and leaves four daughters and one son. Funeral services will be held today at Brick M. E. Church, Revs Hart of Rochester and Taylor of Lakeside, officiating. Interment in Furnaceville Cemetery.

Norman Willetts

Ontario Center NY, March 17 - Norman, oldest son of Mr & Mrs Chas Willetts, was laid to rest Monday following an operation for appendicitis. Until three days before death claimed him, the young man had been in the best of health. Norman leaves his parents, one brother, and two sisters. Rev Ottman had charge of the service.
*no year on this obit, but an article on the back mentions Mrs Wilson in the White House (Woodrow was Pres. from 1913-1921)

Notice of this unfortunate accident was spotted by Neal Smith.

Newark Courier Dec. 21, 1911

William S. Westfall, of Port Gibson, was instantly killed by a R. S. & E. car on Monday afternoon. Mr. Westfall left a trolley car at Stop 35, and was walking the track to the Smith farm. Seeing the work train approaching, he stepped to one side to avoid it and stepped directly in front of the westbound limited, which struck him.

The following obituaries were submitted by Neal Smith. These four members of the Feiock family rest in the Newark Main Street Cemetery.
Large photo of the 1905 Feiock Family Reunion. 90k
Large photo of the 1926 Feiock Family Reunion. 90k

Newark Courier Oct 12, 1911

The death of Henry Feiock, a highly respected veteran, occurred at his late residence in Sodus Monday evening, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Feiock was born in Germany in 1837 and came to America at an early age. At Rochester, in 1862, he enlisted in the Sixty-fourth Regiment and remained in the service until mustered out at the end of the war.

Mr. Feiock was a former resident of Arcadia, but had lived in Sodus about thirty years. He is survived by a wife and eleven children: Mrs. William Case, Newark, N.Y.; Mrs. George Garland, Huntsville, Ala.; Lewis Feiock, Sodus; Henry Feiock, Newark, N.Y.; Mrs. Charles Miller, Newark, N.Y.; Charles Feiock, East Rochester; Mrs. William Van Inwagen, Newark, N.Y.; Frederick Feiock, Rochester; Clarence Feiock, Claremont, Cal.; Mrs. E.R. Shroeder, East Rochester; Bertha M. Feiock, Sodus. The funeral will be held at Sodus at 10 a.m. today. The body will be brought to Newark for interment in Willow avenue cemetery.

Newark Courier Dec. 21, 1911

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Van Inwagen, in Newark, on Sunday night, occurred the death of Mrs. Carrie Feiock, widow of the late Henry Feiock, a veteran of the Civil War, whose death occurred at Sodus only a few weeks ago. Mrs. Feiock, since the death of her husband, had been visiting her children in this town. Her death followed an illness of but a brief duration. She was a woman highly regarded for many noble qualities and kindly ways and her death is a source of deep regret to a large circle of friends.

The funeral on Wednesday afternoon was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Van Inwagen, and was conducted by Rev. C.W. Scovel, of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in Willow avenue cemetery.

Mrs. Feiock is survived by eleven children, as follows: Mrs. William Van Inwagen, Newark; Lewis Feiock, Sodus; Mrs. William Case, Newark; Henry Feiock, Newark; Clarence Feiock, Claremont, Cal.; Mrs. Ernest Shroeder, East Rochester; Frederick Feiock, Rochester; Charles Feiock, East Rochester; Bertha Feiock, Sodus; Mrs. Charles Miller, Newark, and a married daughter in Chicago.

Newark Courier-Gazette September 13, 1945

William Emory Case, 81, of 417 E. Union St., Newark, fireman on the New York Central's West Shore line for over 50 years, died Sunday, September 9, 1945, in Newark Hospital after a lingering illness.

Mr. Case was born in this township April 4, 1864, and lived in Newark 75 years. He retired on a pension in 1932.

Surviving him are his widow Delia Feiock Case; a daughter, Mrs Ethel O'Toole of Albany, and a nephew, Arthur Case, Gloversville. Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon at his home, with Rev. W.R. Sanderson officiating. Burial was made in Newark Cemetery.

Newark Courier-Gazette June 6, 1946

Mrs. Delia Feiock Case, 79, died in the Newark Hospital Tuesday, June 4, 1946. She was born in the town of Arcadia on Nov. 25, 1865, the daughter of Henry and Carrie Genthner Feiock. She has resided at 417 East Union St., for the past 50 years, and was the widow of William Emory Case.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thomas O'Toole of Albany; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Garland and Mrs. Charles Miller of Newark, and Mrs. Lucinda Doser and Mrs. Henry Goers of Rochester; five brothers, Lewis of Sodus, Frederick of Rochester, Charles of E. Rochester, Henry of Newark and Clarence of Long Beach, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Park Presbyterian Church. Services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Schulz Chapel, with the Rev. W.R. Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Newark Cemetery.

The following obituaries were submitted by Contributing Editor Tena Hanna, who notes that they are the oldest Lykes in Newark, Arcadia Township, Wayne County, N. Y.

JOHN K. LYKE's obituary, Newark Union Gazette, Saturday, August 13, 1910, page 2:

DIED John K. Lyke, 83. Born June 26, 1828 at Chatham, Columbia County. Came to Newark at age 12, married Miss Mary Smith November 5, 1850. Learned the painter's trade of John Grant in 1846. Purchased home on North Main Street on April 1, 1858. Surviving are widow and four children, Andrew, John L., Herbert and Minnie, all of Newark, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and a sister in Los Angeles.

WILLIAM LYKE's obituary, Arcadia Weekly Gazette, Wednesday, December 26 1888:

William Lyke, who lived with his daughter, Mrs. William Muir [that is his daughter Julia, my ggg grandmother], on Willow Avenue, died early Thursday morning after a brief attack of heart disease, aged 76 years. Mr. Lyke was born in Copake, Columbia County, and came at an early day to this community, where he spent most of his adult life. A few years he resided in Rose. In 1835 he was married to Mary Clark at Chatham. She, and three out of six children, died a number of years ago. Mr. Lyke leaves a sister, Mrs. Hannah Soule of this place, and three daughters, Mrs. William Muir and Mrs. William Aldrich, of this place, and Mrs. William Taylor, of Weedsport. Mr. Lyke's death reduces again the ranks of our aged people, whose forms have been familiar on our streets for many years. The burial service was conducted by Rev. A.P. Burgess Saturday, the interment being in Willow Avenue Cemetery.

The obituary of Carlton P. Dickinson was contributed by Marilyn.

CARLTON P. DICKINSON of Pioneer Stock Dies

Funeral Services for Carlton P. Dickinson, 74, who died Jan. 22, 1936 at his home, 103 Lansdale Street, will be conducted Saturday at 2 pm at the Jeffreys Parlors. Burial will be in Palmyra. Mr. Dickinson was born in Hatfield, Mass., Dec 25, 1861. His family was one of the pioneer families of that community. He was a direct descendant of Col. John Dickinson, who served in the Revolutionary War under Gen. George Washington. In his early manhood, he came to Rochester to take a position with his brother, Edward H. Dickinson, who operated a shoe factory in North Water Street. He married Miss Delia Prichard of Palmyra. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Madolyn D. Brooks of Rochester; five grandsons, Richard Dickinson Brooks of Rochester; Robert D. Willson, Ray A. Willson or Porterwood, W.VA; Carlton P. Willson of San Diego, CA and William Willson of West Newton,PA; two grand-daughters, Miss Madolyn Willson of Cumberland, MD.; and Mrs. Miriam Willson O'Leary of North East, PA and one great grand-daughter.

Source of Obituary: The Arcadian Weekly Gazetter, February 14, 1906 edition, page 7

Death and Funeral of Dr. Newell E. Landon

Other obits, submitted by Town of Sodus Editor Dorathy Hardie, can be found in "The Coleman Clippings" in our Historical Articles Section.

The following two obituaries were contributed by Sue (Outman) Wells.

Source of Obituary: The Clyde Herald Newspaper, Clyde, NY, Wednesday, May 9, 1928 Edition, Page 3

JOHN GOSS, 76, passed on early Tuesday Morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Noble in this town. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon which hastened his death.

Besides Mrs. Frank Noble, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Harry Kopp of Clyde and Mrs. Edward Casterline of Savannah; one son, George Goss of Syracuse and two brothers, Louis Goss of South Bend, Indiana and Millard Goss of Mishawaka, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at the home of his daughter, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be taken to Rose Cemetery by Bush and Mann Inc. for burial. Rev. F. P. Mudge will officiate.

Submitted by: Sue (Outman) Wells

SHAW- At Marion, N.Y., July 27, 1886, James A. Shaw, Aged 91 Years

James A. Shaw, an old and respectable Planter passed away on Tuesday Morning, July 27. Deceased was born at Cambridge, Dutchess County, NY, August 11, 1795, he moved with his father to Pompey, then to Truxton, soon after to Homer, Cortland County, and about the year 1809 to Marion, where he lived a number of years, then to the town of Palmyra, where he lived some time, and about the year 1868, back to Marion, where he closed up his life. He was a Member of the Christian Church at Marion, where the Funeral took place on July 29, and he now rests with the most of his family gone before, in the family grounds on the farm owned by his son Anthony. He leaves a large circle of Children, Grand Children and friends, two brothers, one sister, one brother and sister in the town of Marion and one in Ohio, six children, three sons and three daughters, Anthony and Amos of Palmyra, Daniel of Ohio, Mrs. Crane of Walworth, Mrs. Sanford of Michigan and Mrs. Gaylord of Marion.

Submitted by: Sue (Outman) Wells

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