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Part 11

NEW 4/29/13   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 12, 1895, page 4

Vera June Freeman, daughter of Mrs. Charles Snitzel, of Marion, died Thursday evening of throat trouble. She was not quite seven years old. The funeral will be held at the house at 2 o'clock on Sunday, Rev. E. M. Harris will officiate.

The funeral of Mrs. George S. Pettit, of Palmyra, who died of heart trouble last Tuesday, was held yesterday morning, conducted by the Rev. Leonard Woods Richardson, rector of Zion Episcopal Church. Deceased was 59 years of age. Besides a husband she leaves three children, Misses Lilla and Cora Pettit, of Palmyra, and Mrs. Riley Eddy, of Brooklyn.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Pettit, Jane A., wife of George & dau. of John & Elizabeth MARSHALL, Jan. 8, 1895, 58y
Pettit, George, husband of Jane, Dec. 31, 1902, 69y 1m 24d

NEW 4/29/13   from The Clyde Times, Thursday, April 21, 1904

Weed Avenue

The many friends of Stella Nelson Mabie were greatly surprised and shocked to learn of her death, which occurred in a Rochester hospital, Wednesday, April 13th. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at her old home, Rev. V. N. Yergin officiating.

NEW 4/29/13   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, May 5, 1900

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shade, of Lock Berlin, died yesterday. [NOTE: surname possibly Schade]

NEW 4/29/13   from The Phelps Citizen, Thursday, July 14, 1887

M. Louis Hibbard, a cigar maker, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Palmyra, of typhoid fever, aged 23 years. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. R. Henderson officiating. Mr. Hibbard was a nephew of Mr. E. A. Hibbard of Phelps.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Hibbard, Louis - July 9, 1887 23y 3m 28d

NEW 4/29/13   from The Newark Union, Saturday, April 6, 1907



Remains of Frederick Bartis Sent to Ogdensburg for Burial.

The remains of Frederick Bartle, a steeple jack, who made his home for some time with Calvin Mitchell, near Calciana, were discovered by Charles Chapman, early Saturday morning. He had been in town the previous evening and started home about half past seven o'clock. It is assumed that he walked towards Calciana on the railroad track, and being quite deaf, that he was struck by a fast freight train. One arm and his collar bone were broken and there were several contusions on his head, face and body. Coroner Carr, after viewing the remains, decided an inquest unnecessary. His age was 56 years. The only near relative, a sister, Mrs. J. B. Leonard, of Ogdensburg, was notified, and she requested his remains shipped to that city for interment.

Mrs. Jane Cramer Lafurgey, a resident of this town until her removal to Michigan a few years ago, died at Mt. Morris in that state Thursday, after a (cause of death illegible) surgical operation. Her age was about 60 years. Those surviving are the husband, Jacob Lafurgey; a daughter, Mrs. John Selby; three brothers, David, Lafurgey and Laverne Cramer, and a sister, Mrs. Philip Cramer. [NOTE: Mt. Morris is in Genesee County, near the city of Flint.]

NEW 4/29/13   from The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1925, page 4

Mrs. Homer Stone has been called to Nebraska by the death of her father and illness of her mother.

NEW 4/29/13   from The Newark Union, Saturday, June 8, 1901


The death of Mrs. Noah Ennels occurred at her home on Seigrist street, Monday night. She had been in failing health for some time. Her age was 38 years. Deceased was born in Brockport and had resided in Newark for twelve years. She is survived by her husband, four sons and an adopted daughter. The funeral services were held from St. Mark's church, Thursday afternoon, conducted by the rector, Rev. Alfred Brittain. Burial in Willow Avenue cemetery.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Ennels, Noah July 13, 1909 an ex-slave an honorable man.
Ennels, Louisa wife no dates
Ennels, Susie wife no dates

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stacy, of East Newark, have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their little daughter, Elizabeth, whose death occurred Thursday, at the age of six months.


John Taylor died at his home on Palmyra street, Saturday afternoon, after a protracted illness, at the age of 62 years. The cause of death was heart disease. Deceased was born at Hudson, removing with his parents to Port Gibson, where they located on a farm north of the village and where Mr. Taylor always resided until about six years ago when, with his family, he removed to this village. Ill health had incapacitated him for active work for some time and his demise was not unexpected. Beside his widow, he is survived by one son Frederick, of Washington, and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Leonard, of this village. The funeral services were held from the late home, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Don G. Husted, pastor of the Christian church, with interment in Willow Avenue cemetery.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Taylor, John W. husb. Jennie 1840-1901
Taylor, Jennie wife John 1841-1924

NEW 4/29/13   from The Lyons Republican & Clyde Times, Thursday, March 15, 1951, page 5-A


Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Borden and Mrs. May Borden attended the funeral services of an uncle, Orlin Stevens, at Red Creek on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Stevens was 96 years old and was a brother of the late Elford Stevens of Savannah. He lived in Savannah in his youth and taught school here. [NOTE: age 10, residing with parents Benoni and Olive Stevens in the 1865 Butler census; parents interred in Butler-Savannah Cemetery]


The funeral service for Mrs. Pearle E. Bird was held at the Lapp home on May's Point on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., with Rev. Calvin Zimmer officiating. Mrs. Bird was 65 years of age and had been ill for some time. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James Bowen, of Clyde; a son, Delbert Lapp of Savannah, and sisters, Mrs. Sarah Pinckney of Lyons, Mrs. Charles Shoemaker of Clyde, Mrs. John Lapp of Savannah, and one brother, Morris Porter, of Clyde.

Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, June 9, 1904, front page



Act Committed in a Period of Insanity Induced by Nervous Disorders-
Body Found by Mrs. Wheeler at Breakfast Time-
Deceased a Man Well Known and Prominent in His Town

Claude Wheeler, one of the best known farmers in the town of Butler, committed suicide Saturday morning by hanging himself in a barn. It is believed that the act was committed in a period of temporary insanity, his health having been such as to occasion alarm for several weeks. He went to the barn alone Saturday morning and not long after, his wife, going there to summon him to breakfast, found him suspended from one of the rafters. A physician was summoned at once but life was probably extinct when the body was found. Before leaving the house that morning Mr. Wheeler had shown no symptoms of melancholia but that he was a victim of insanity is reasonably inferred from his disturbed nervous condition for several days previously.

Mr. Wheeler was 45 years of age and had always resided in Butler. He was a man held in high esteem in the community and enjoyed great popularity in a large circle of friends. He was one of the most prominent democrats of the town and frequently represented his party at county conventions. A widow survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.


Former Lyons Resident Passes Away in Rochester

News was received in this village Monday evening of the death of William A. English, which occurred at the City Hospital in Rochester at 6:30 o'clock that evening. It was known here that he was seriously ill with typhoid fever but until shortly before death it was hardly expected that the illness would terminate fatally. The news was received with sincere sorrow by the many friends Mr. English made during the period of his residence in this village.

Mr. English was for a long time in the employ of John M. Hattler and while holding a position in that establishment won many friends by his gentlemanly and obliging disposition. All who know him respected him. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in this village and a young man of exemplary habits and character. About two years ago he accepted an excellent position in Rochester and removed to that city with his family. He was 38 years of age. He is survived by his wife, before marriage Miss Etta Cline of this village, and two children, the youngest of whom is only four weeks of age, a father and mother residing in Toronto, and three brothers. The body will be taken to the home of the father in Toronto for burial.

The Monroe County Mail, Fairport NY, unknown date in October 1915


Macedon Center, Oct. 19- Miss Sarah Downing, a well known and respected resident of this place, passed away Thursday morning, October 14th, at the age of seventy-seven years. Miss Downing was born in Macedon, in 1838, and her whole life had been passed in this town. She leaves one sister, Miss Henrietta Downing, and a large number of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday from the home at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. White. Burial was in the family plot in the Quaker cemetery.

Old Quaker Cemetery
Macedon Center
Downing, Sarah, Oct. 14, 1915
Downing, Henrietta W., March 7, 1920 or 1820?

Lincoln, Oct. 18-
Word has been received here of the death of Walter Warren. Mr. Warren was formerly a resident of this place, but for several years has made his home in Delaware county. The burial took place there Wednesday of last week.

Macedon, Oct. 19-
Mrs. Julia Allyn Servoss, who was a lifelong resident of this village, died early Saturday morning, ged eighty-three years. Miss Julia Allyn was born here January 2, 1832. In 1853 she was married to David Servoss. They spent their married life in this village. Mr. Servoss passed away several years ago, since which Mrs. Servoss had made her home with her children. For some time she had been in failing health, but she was confined to her bed but a short time.Of the immediate family who survive are Mrs. Celia Beal, Mrs. Julia Kaiser and Charles J. Servoss of Macedon; Mrs. Mariam-nie (sic) Willits of Remus, Mich.; William Servoss of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Elizabeth Attridge of Rochester. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Esther Bussey, a brother, John Allyn of Macedon, and four half-brothers, Guerdon Allyn of Chicago; Arthur Allyn of Buffalo; Sanford Allyn of San Antonio, Texas, and Frank Allyn of Macedon. The funeral will take place from the home of Mrs. Celia Beal today at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. D. Merrill of Rochester, officiating. Interment will be made at the village cemetery.

Macedon Village Cemetery
SERVOSS David, 1830 - 1914
SERVOSS Julia I., wife, 1831 - 1915

Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in the summer of 1888

News came to this place Saturday of the death of E. H. Fitch at his home in Walworth. Mr. Fitch was well known and highly respected in East Newark, where he lived many years. His death was instantaneous, and probably the result of heart disease. His age was 73. Mr. Fitch was a member of the Methodist church of this village, and the remains were buried yesterday in the East Newark cemetery, Rev. Mr. Nichols conducting the service.

East Newark Cemetery
Fitch, Ebenezer H., 21 Jul 1888, 73 Yrs., Died in Walworth, NY
Fitch, Floyd K., 17 Jan 1931, 17 Yrs.
Fitch, Mrs Jane, 26 Aug 1878, 44 Yrs., wife of Eleene [NOTE: should read Ebenezer]
Fitch, Melissa L., 30 Apr 1918, 78 Yrs., Of Ovid, NY [sister of Ebenezer]

The sick: Mrs. Norman Reynolds was taken early last week with a serious disturbance of the brain, resulting in another paralytic shock. Other troubles and complications set in, and she rapidly declined, with no hope of recovery. Mr. Roller's symptoms are deemed slightly better than last week. Mrs. Billings, who takes almost no nourishment, is to all appearances at the point of death. David Lovejoy on East Miller street is very poorly, and rapidly failing. Later: Mrs. Reynolds died last night. Buried Friday, half past two.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Reynolds, Clarissa A. Burr, wife Norman, Nov. 19, 1811 - July 25, 1888
Reynolds, Norman, wife Clarissa A. Burr, Apr. 17, 1816 - Oct. 1888
Newark Main Street Cemetery
Lovejoy, D. W., Aug. 5, 1888, 76 yrs, 2 wives.
Newark Main Street Cemetery
Roller, J. G., husb. Orietta, age 63 yrs, Sept. 8, 1888
Roller, Orietta, wife J. G., age 53 yrs, May 16, 1903 [nee Eichoff]

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, May 18, 1903, page 4

Orietta L. Roller

Orietta L. Roller, widow of the late J. G. Roller, died at her home, Newark, Saturday, aged 53 years. Deceased had been in feeble health for several months. Deceased was a member of the Evangelical Church. Rev. P. C. Brauenschweig will conduct the funeral services. The survivors are two sons, C. Irwin and G. Herbert Roller, of Newark; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Frey, of Walworth, and Miss Mary Eichoff, of Newark, and one brother, Fred C. Eichoff, or Oregon City, Ore.

A decree was signed before Surrogate Knapp on the 22nd inst, released Geo. W. Muth as executor of the estate of Orietta L. Roller. This estate has been running for about ten years as it could not be settled until the youngest child became 21 years of age. The settlement was a detailed statement of every item during the period and not a penny of discrepancy was found. (The Newark Union, Saturday, January 26, 1908)

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, October 27, 1884

James Parker, of Walworth, died of consumption on Thursday morning. His funeral will be attended at his late residence on Sunday at 11 o'clock. He leaves a wife and five small children.

Walworth Village Cemetery
Parker, James D., died 22 Oct 1884, Section 1, Lot 6, Grave 3, 39 Yrs - Husband of Elizabeth GATES & Jennie E.
Parker, Elizabeth GATES, [27 Dec 1844] - 14 Mar 1873 Section 1, Lot 6, Grave 1, 28/2/15 - Daughter of John & Elizabeth Gates - 1st Wife of James D.
Parker, Jennie STOKES E., died 24 Feb 1893, Section 1, Lot 6, Grave 4, age 35 Yrs - 2nd Wife of James D.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, June 7, 1886

John M. Fulton, ex-supervisor of the town of Victor, Ontario County, died at his home in Rose, Wayne County, on Sunday morning at the age of 73 years. He was never ill in his life until last Thursday evening when he was seized with a fainting fit and fell to the floor. He did not arise again. He leaves a wife and four children, two of whom reside in Rochester.

The Monroe County Mail, Fairport NY, Thursday, April 23, 1908, page 2

Macedon Center

Macedon Center, April 21- The many friends of William Hickox, were deeply pained to learn of the death of his youngest son, Harrison, which occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Rowland, of Brighton, Saturday, April 11th.

Harrison was born in Macedon, June 3, 1888, and lived here until the death of his mother, four years ago, since which he had spent most of his time with his sister. He attended the Pittsford High School, from which he graduated with high honors June, 1907, taking a post graduate course, this year, preparatory to entering college this fall. By his character and diligence as a student he won the esteem and love of all teachers and classmates, who mourn his untimely death. Last December he won the first prize in a speaking contest in Honeoye Falls, at the Monroe County Teachers' Institute. The funeral was held from the house Monday, at 2 o'clock, and was largely attended by his many friends and schoolmates from Pittsford and Macedon. The services were conducted by the Rev. Smith Ordway of the Pittsford Presbyterian church, of which Harrison was a member. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. A pillow from the Wayne and Ontario I. O. G. T., of which he was a secretary' a wreath in yellow and white, from the '07 class, other pieces from the Boys' Club of Pittsford High school, from the Sunday school of the Presbyterian church, from his class in the Sunday school, from the King's Daughters and many others from his relatives and friends.

Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, Thursday, June 4, 1903

Sodus Center

A cloud of sadness fell over this community Thursday when it was known that William Cramer had passed away. He had been failing for several weeks but people did not expect he would go so soon. He will be remembered for his cheerful disposition and accommodating nature. Deceased was 37 years of age and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cramer, two sisters, Emma of this place, and Mrs. Degrasse Bates of Titusville, Pa., and three brothers, Edward of this village, Philip of Michigan and Charles of Holyoke, Col. The funeral was held Sunday and burial was made in the Brick church cemetery, Rev. Matthew Gaffney of Williamson officiating. [NOTE: not present on Brick Church/ Baptist Rural Cemetery listings]

Albert VanSicklen received news last week announcing the death of his cousin, John Cole, at Farmer, Seneca county. The funeral was held May 27th at that place.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, June 2, 1897, page 4


The Downfall and Death of Isaac Miller, Formerly of Clyde


Once the Wealthiest and Most Influential Business Man of Clyde -

He Did Wrong and Lost His Wealth - Wayne

News of the death of Isaac Miller, in Kansas City, Mo., June 17th, had just been received in Clyde, his former home, which furnishes another and (sic) illustration of the fact that riches fraudulently secured will "take to themselves wings and fly away." Mr. Miller, who was about 75 years of age at the time of his death, came to Clyde from Amsterdam, N. Y., in 1840. January 7th, 1851, he organized the Commercial Bank, of Clyde, in a brick building on the corner of Columbia and Sodus streets, now occupied by the postoffice, which he had built expressly for banking purposes. In 1860 he purchased a lot on the corner of Lock and West Genesee streets and had a handsome residence built for himself at an expense of $30,000. This residence was furnished with all the latest improvements and modern conveniences that money could purchase. His stable was supplied with the best blooded horses, and the most elegant of carriages. An experienced coachman was constantly in attendance to drive himself and family whenever and wherever he desired. His table was supplied with the best of wines and liquors and all of the luxuries of the season.

In 1863 he purchased the property on the corner of Columbia and Glasgow streets and erected a large and handsome three-story brick block at a cost of $17,000. A year or two later he purchased all of the property on the south side of Columbia street, between Sodus and Glasgow, and on the corner of Sodus and Glasgow streets he had a three-story brick building erected at a cost of $8,000. About this time he was connected with the Clyde Glass Works in partnership with H. H. Stevens, under the firm name of Stevens & Miller, afterwards as Stevens, Miller & Co., the company consisting of C. E. Elliott and H. G. Groesbeck, and later he was associated in the business with George Rowell and Cornelius Miller under the firm name of Miller, Rowell & Co. In 1860 he became one of the principal stockholders in the Clyde Paper Mill Co., which was organized at that time, and continued business for about one year. In 1869 he failed in business with liabilities of $160,000, which consisted mostly of deposits in his bank of the industrious poor people of Clyde and vicinity, many worthy people losing the savings of a lifetime.

About this time he formed the acquaintance of Mrs. Ovid Vincent, the handsome and aristocratic wife of a boat captain, residing in Clyde. His intimacy with this woman became so pronounced that shortly after his estimable wife died from the effects of grief and disgrace. From this time misfortune followed him steadily until his death. After his wife's death he claimed that he secured a divorce for Mrs Vincent from her husband, and they were married. The citizens of Clyde were so thoroughly indignant over the failure of his bank and his marriage to Mrs. Vincent that his numerous creditors made his life miserable by repeated claims for settlement, and some of them went so far in seeking revenge as to mutilate his buildings and handsome fences. About eighteen months later his wife deserted him, and he disposed of what property he had left and went to New York. At about this time his son, William, died, and accompanied by his younger son, Bayard, he went to Texas, purchased a small piece of land and managed a stock farm. He finally lost this property and Bayard returned to Jersey City, N. J., and Miller went to Kansas City, Mo., where he died, as above stated, in very reduced circumstances, with no friends near him except a woman of questionable reputation with whom he lived.

The funeral service of Mrs. Christine Walheizer, of Clyde, was held Friday.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
WALLHIZER Peter Jr., June 6, 1882, 65y
WALLHIZER Christina YOUNG, wife, June 21, 1897, 73y

The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Bowring Perkins, of Clyde, were held last Saturday afternoon from her late home. Mrs. Perkins is survived by her husband, George D., and daughter, Ida, her mother who resides in Sodus, a sister, Ada, residing in Lyons, and a sister and brother living west.

The Savannah Times, Friday, June 3, 1921, front page


Took Prominent Part in Local and County Affairs For Years

After an illness lasting seven weeks, Riley A. Wilson passed away at his home on Seneca street in this village Sunday evening at the age of 63. Death was due to an attack of pneumonia.

Mr. Wilson was probably the best known man in this section having spent a great many years of his life in politics. He was born in this village September 24, 1857, and had lived here most of his life. When 24 years old he was appointed postmaster of this village by President Garfield. He spent two years as supervisor from this village and was then elected to the New York State Assembly where he served from 1913 until 1916. During his time in the Assembly he served on many of the important committees of that body.

In his early days, Mr. Wilson was engaged in the mercantile business in Savannah but retired from this occupation to engage in farming. In 1892 he went with the Wagner Palace Car Co. as a conductor and later was appointed assistant superintendent of the company with offices in Chicago. Later on he was transferred to St. Paul. In 1904 he resigned from this company and returned to Savannah where he spent his time ever since. He was elected the first president of the Wayne County Auto Club and did well in this position.

In September 1880, he was married to Valeria Farrand who passed away in April 1916. He is survived by an adopted daughter, Grace, and one brother, George, of South Butler.

The funeral was held from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 and at two o'clock from the Congregational church with burial in the Evans Cemetery. Rev. C. H. Burroughs officiated with Rev. E. J. Brooker assisting. The bearers were John C. Braymer, D. C. Wheeler, George Sprague, Fred Sherman, S. E. Wood and Gipson Mead.

Port Byron

Sherman Pulver Passes Away

Sherman G. Pulver died at the family home in Port Byron on May 27, 1921, in the 56th year of his age. He was born in the Town of Savannah and lived for 43 years in the vicinity of Spring Lake. After removing to Savannah he was engaged in the livery business for six years, when he moved to Port Byron and conducted a similar business for seven years. Mr. Pulver was the son of James Pulver and Mary Pulver who are both dead. He was married to Phoebe Beach at Conquest N. Y., December 15, 1886. Three children were born to them, two sons and one daughter, the daughter Mable E. Pulver being deceased. He is survived by his wife Phoebe Pulver of this village, two sons, Howard J. Pulver of Brewerton, Charles W. Pulver of Newark; and one sister, Mrs. Estella Mead of Savannah. Mr. Pulver was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Maccabees; in politics he was a Republican. The funeral was held in the M. E. church at Port Byron on Monday, May 30th, at three o'clock p. m. Rev. I. A. Brice officiating. The bearers were: Willis Miller, Clayton J. Wittegar, John Curfield/Garfield (?), Edward Thomas, Clayton Derby, and Daniel Jetty. Burial at Spring Lake.

The Wayne County Alliance, Sodus NY, Wednesday, October 27, 1897

Levi Case, of Alton, died suddenly Monday morning.

George Koon returned from Freeland, Mich., on Saturday, where he with Mrs. O. Mumford, and Miss Gertie Mumford were called by the death of their mother. Mrs. Mumford and daughter will visit there a short time before returning.

Hattie VanLare, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob VanLare, died after a lingering illness at the home of her parents, one mile North-east of Wallington, Friday afternoon, Oct. 15, 1897, in the fourteenth year of her age. Her funeral was held the following Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, in Sodus, with Rev. Mr. Ordway officiating, where a large assemblage of friends met in condolence with the bereaved parents and relatives. Her casket and the altar were strewn with flowers, testimonials of love and sympathy.

Here was a kind, affectionate disposition; she was a loving, thoughtful daughter and sister. During her long illness he bore up hopefully and patiently, regretting more the anxiety of parents and friends than her own sufferings. Even in her last few days of earthly life she refrained from asking for any service or favor not essential to her ___ for fear of making her mother ___ steps unnecessarily, and asked to have her mother spared the fatigue of the night-watch. [NOTE: this is followed by two long small-type poems, which were too difficult to make out for transcription]

Miles D. Shirts was born Oct. 10, 1842, and married to Miss Elizabeth Bayless Feb. 1, 1864. He died Oct. 14, 1897.

Three children and the widow survive him. The oldest daughter, Carrie, is the wife of Herbert Belden of this place. Daniel, his only son, is in one of the large steamboats on the upper lakes; he has sailed most all his life. The youngest daughter is at home with her mother.

Mr. Shirts was the son of Joseph Shirts of our town, who was well known to many old residents. His mother was a sister to William, Paul, and Elisha Baldwin, who are well known to most of our people.

He had a fall two years ago Sept. 21, and received an injury to his back from which he never recovered and had been a great sufferer ever since; there were times that he suffered untold agony. He has not been on his crutches but once this summer. There is none that knew his sufferings that can wish him back. It was a great trial to take care of him he was so nearly helpless, but his faithful wife stood by him to the last and passed many a sleepless night to care for his every want. W. H. M.
SODUS POINT, Oct. 19, 1897

Sodus Rural Cemetery
SHIRTZ, Miles D., 1842 - 1897
SHIRTZ, Elizabeth A., wife of Miles D., 1846 - 1917


David Barrell, who had resided on the East Port Bay road for many years, died Thursday, the 21st inst., aged about 69 years. The funeral was largely attended at the home Saturday, Rev. H. B. Stevenson officiating. The burial was in the Thorn Cemetery near North Wolcott.

North Wolcott Cemetery, called "Thorne"
BARRELL David D. 1828 - 1897
BARRELL Amanda Watterman, wife, 1832 - _____
BARRELL D.D., a gateway to the cemetery, in his memory, given by his daughter Mrs. ID


The death of Albert Fenn occurred at his home North of this place Friday. The funeral was held from the house Sunday morning, Rev. Henry Troop officiating.

Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, December 17, 1890

Owing to the crowded condition of our columns last week, the death of Deacon Hendee Parshall, on Dec. 6th, was crowded out. Mr. Parshall was a highly respected citizen of this town of sterling integrity and honored by all. He was born upon the farm upon which he died, his father being one of the first settlers of Palmyra. At an early age he joined the Baptist Church, and from the time of his majority until death was one of the deacons of that society. Had he lived until Monday he would have been 76 years of age. He was a brother of the late DeWitt Parshall of Lyons, the father of R. J. Parshall and George H. Parshall. His death was a painful surprise to his friends in all sections of the county, and this community are united in expressing grief and sorrow at Mr. Parshall's death.

Palmyra Village Cemetery Parshall, Hendee, husband of Sarah & son of Nathan & Mary, Dec. 6, 1890, 75y Parshall, Sarah, dau. of Stephen & Maria JORDAN, Oct. 22, 1891, 69y

Port Gibson

The 15 year old daughter, and only child, of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Miller, formerly of this place, but now of Palmyra, died at their home in that village Wednesday morning Dec. 10th. Her funeral was held on Friday at the M. E. Church, the Rev. Mr. Gearhart officiating. The interment was in the Cemetery at East Palmyra.

East Palmyra Cemetery
Miller, Julia C. d 10 Dec 1890, age 14 years (lot 171-8)
Miller, Willis J. d 7 Dec 1939, age 84 years (lot 158-6)

The funeral services of John D. Miller who died at his home Friday morning Dec. 12th, was held at his residence on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock P. M. The Rev. J. Easter conducting the services. His age was 77 years. His remains were interred in the Port Gibson cemetery beside that of his wife who died about six years ago.

Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, July 9, 1890

One of the saddest deaths that has occured in this vicinity for some time was the death of Jerry Philip, the 19 year old son of Thad Philip, who resides north of this village on Wednesday last, at Stamford, Ct., where he had been taken for treatment. He had been confined to his home with sickness for some months and a few weeks ago he had recoved (sic) sufficiently to ride to this village. A reaction set in and with his mother he was sent to Stamford to consult a specialist, and there for the first time the parents learned that their boy was afflicted with brights disease, but death came sooner than they expected. Jerry was a graduate of the Union School of this village and was a bright generous young man beloved by his associates and all who knew him. His remains were brought to his home in this town. The funerel (sic) taking place Saturday. The class of 90 of the P. C. U. S., of which he was a member, attended in a body and the bearers were all classmen. The floral offerings were large and very elaborate. The burial took place at the Palmyra cemetery.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Philip, Thaddeus, Jan. 15, 1845 - Oct. 27, 1924
Philip, Ella Burr, wife, Feb. 5, 1849 - Dec. 7, 1901
Philip, Jerry G., son, May 18, 1871 - July 2, 1890


On the morning of June 25th, Isaac Hopkins died, aged forty-nine years. Mr. Hopkins had pneumonia of the lungs last fall from which he did not recover but failed gradually till his death.

Lakeside Cemetery
Town of Ontario
Hopkins, Isaac E., son, born 1840, died 1890
Hopkins, Joseph, born 1800, died 1888
Hopkins, Pamelia, J., wife, born 1802, died 1895

Sarah Gurnee, wife of E. D. Richmond, died from a paralytic stroke on the afternoon of June 25th. Aged fifty-two years. She was born and always lived in town and was much esteemed by all who knew her. [1880 Ontario census, Sarah J., wife of Elisha Richmond; son Edwin G. is in Lakeside Cemetery, Town of Ontario]

On Wednesday afternoon, June 25th Donsy Metz died by his own act. He had helped his wife with the morning chores and left the house. At dinner time he did not come in and the family on serching (sic) for him found him hanging by a rope in his barn dead. He had gone on the scaffold and after tying the rope securely around his neck had jumped from a spring board which he had prepared and broken his neck. He was generally a jovial lively man, and no cause can be given for the rash act but an unusual depression from poor crops and tight times for farmers. His funeral was held on Saturday morning at the Catholic church in Webster.

The Lake Shore News, unknown date 1905


Passed Away of Old Age Early Tuesday Morning

Samuel P. Putman, an aged resident of Wolcott, died Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. His age was 89 years.

Mr. Putman had been failing from age since last March, but had been ill in bed only about a month. Last week he sat up for a short time, but for a few days before his death he had failed rapidly. He slept much of the time and his hearing and speech were both somewhat affected at the last, besides which he was in a terribly exhausted condition.

Mr. Putman moved to Wolcott from Philadelphia in 1892, on account of his wife's health. The hot weather there in summer was more than she could bear.

Mrs. Putman is an aunt of E. B. Dowd, of Wolcott, being a sister of his mother, now deceased. Their family name was Tracy. They were born at Hartwell, Berkshire county, Mass.

Mrs. Putman moved to Philadelphia after her marriage, and lived there until they came to Wolcott. All Mr. Putman's business life was spent in traveling for a Philadelphia law-book firm. He traveled over the whole United States, visiting every city of any importance, and together husband and wife journeyed from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

In 1880 Mr. Putman suffered a sunstroke, which unfitted him for business. For a time it affected his brain and closed his business career.

The funeral will be held from the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Charles T. Shaw, the Presbyterian pastor, officiating. The interment will be in the Huron cemetery, where Mrs. Putnam's sister lies buried. Their only child, a baby 12 months old, which died many years ago, was buried in Massachusetts.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
PUTMAN, Samuel, 1816 - 1905
PUTMAN, Jennie S., 1827 - 19--


Body Brought Here Monday From Dix, Schuyler County

The body of Rose Hagerman Parks was brought to Wolcott on the 6:32 p. m. train on Monday from Dix, Schuyler county, N. Y., and was taken to the undertaking rooms of E. W. Newberry.

Rose Hagerman was born in Butler, and for many years was a resident of this district. Some years ago she was well known in this village. She was employed from time to time in different places about the village. She worked about two years in the family of E. W. Newberry.

Some years ago she as married to Theodore Parks and moved to Dix, a village in Schuyler county, and had lived there on a farm until her death. Mrs. Parks's health had always been frail. About five weeks ago she was taken with acute Bright's disease and sank rapidly till the time of her death, at 9:15 last Saturday. Her age was 48 years, 8 months and 11 days.

The widowed husband and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Shaft and Mrs. Mark Hendrick, both of Syracuse, and a brother, William Hagerman, of Butler, are left to mourn her loss.

The funeral was held at Newberry's undertaking rooms at 10 a. m. on Tuesday, the Rev. J. L. Gillard, pastor of the Wolcott M. E. church, officiating. Burial was made in the Glenside cemetery, Wolcott. [NOTE: not present on County Historian's list or findagrave listings]

The Lake Shore News, February 17, 1921, front page


Rose, Feb. 16- The community was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of George A. Collier, which occurred in his store about 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, Feb. 14. He had just waited on a customer and stepped to his desk, when he was stricken and died in a few moments.

Mr. Collier was born in Rose, Dec. 25, 1850, and had always lived here. He was a son of John and Hannah Cardiff Collier, natives of County Carlow, near Dublin, Ire., family being members of the Church of England for generations. They came to Rose in 1845, buying of Thomas Warn, south of this village, what is now known as the Collier homestead and is occupied at present by John Collier and his sister, Mrs. Lila Snow. Mrs. Collier died April 17, 1892. Mr. Collier died August 9, 1897, at the advanced age of 89 years, 10 months.

The Collier Brothers (John and George) succeeding George H. Merritt, started a general store in what is known now as the Gregor building, about 1870, a little later moving to the Thomas store across the street, succeeding Lucius H. Dudley, who had kept a hardware store. In a few years, John left to start a store in Clyde. Nineteen years ago Mr. Collier moved to the brick store, west of the Baptist church, which he had since occupied.

George Collier was one of the oldest and most widely-known business men of this section, having been continuously in business for half a century. He was known as "the poor man's friend." His store was a rendezvous for friends and customers to meet, read and discuss the questions of the day. He was prominent in town and county Democratic politics since he became a voter, was postmaster during Grover Cleveland's second term, and was supervisor for three terms, being an efficient, courteous, accommodating official. In politics, as in business, he was loyal to his word, to his friends, to his principles.

June 28, 1888, he married Mary E., a daughter of the late Jackson Valentine, who survives, besides two brothers, Mark Thomas and John and one sister, Mrs. Lila Snow, all of Rose.

The funeral services will be held at the house at three o'clock, Thursday, Rev. Ordway, pastor of the Episcopalian church of Lyons, officiating. Interment will be made in the Rose cemetery.

Rose Cemetery, Bill Dean's Reading
Collier, George A., husband of Mary E., 1850 - 1921
Collier, Mary E., nee Valentine, wife of George A., 1862 - 1926

North Rose

News has been received here of the death of Marjory Perry, the two and one-half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie D. Perry, of Harrisburg, Pa., which occurred Monday, Feb. 7, of spinal meningitis.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, December 22, 1905


Lyons Man Died Suddenly in a Room in a Syracuse Hotel

Lyons, Dec. 21- The Lyons relatives of Levi J. Whitlock were greatly shocked to hear to-day of his sudden death in a room in a hotel in Syracuse. His remains will be brought to Lyons and taken to the home of Mrs. A. B. Fruys on William street.

Mr. Whitlock was born on the Whitlock farm in South Lyons in 1855. He was a son of Benjamin and Jane Whitlock, well known people in this locality for half a century. He went to Orville, Onondaga county, a few days ago to visit his daughter, Mrs. Hope Whitlock Pratt. On his way home he stopped off at Syracuse and was found dead in his bed by an employee of the hotel where he was staying. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Dr. Pratt, of Orville, N. Y., Miss Grace Whitlock, of Lyons, and one son Cornelius Whitlock, of Port Jervis. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Katharine Forfar, of New Rochelle, and Mrs. Sarah Cuddeback, of Port Jervis, N. Y.

[NOTE: not present on any County Historian's Office list, but his parents and other Whitlocks are buried in South Lyons Cemetery]

Fell from a Barn

Newark, Dec. 21- Ira Sager, a well known carpenter of this village, is at his home on East Union street in a very critical condition. Yesterday he fell while shingling a barn on Scott street owned by Andrew C. Bartis. He was found by Peter Kemper in an unconscious condition and remained until to-night. He struck on his right side and face and the doctors were undecided as to whether there were fractures or not.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
SAGER Ira, 1853 - 1905
SAGER Mary E., wife of Ira, 1857 - 1933

The Lyons Republican, Friday, March 14, 1924, page 7

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all of our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during our recent sad bereavement, for the beautiful floral offerings and for the automobiles furnished.
Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Whaling
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Whaling

Miss Ella Holmes of Jamaica, L. I., is ill at the home of her cousin, Miss A. Jeanette Mirick. Miss Holmes and her brother came to Palmyra last Monday, bringing the body of their mother, Mrs. Jennie Holmes to her old home for burial, and while spending Tuesday with her cousin in Lyons, Miss Holmes was taken ill and obliged to remain here. Her condition is reported as much improved at present.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Holmes, Ira S., 1834 - 1887
Holmes, Jane R., wife, 1839 - 1924

Mrs. Nellie M. Mann

Nellie M. Mann, wife of John Mann of this village, died at her home on Shuler street last Thursday evening March 6. Death is believed to be the result of a fall which she had the day before.

Mrs. Mann was born in Rochester and was the daughter of George Flowerday of that city. She had made her home in Lyons for about ten years.

Survivors are the husband; mother, Mrs. Anna Flowerday of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Edward V. Tracey of Seneca Falls and Mrs. H. F. O'Brien of Lyons; two brothers, James and Earl Flowerday of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Feasel of Henriettta.

Elle M. Reiter

Mrs. Ella M. Reiter, wife of Jacob Reiter, died at her home on Church street last Friday morning after a period of ill health lasting for over a year.

Mrs. Reiter was the daughter of Nelson D. Hatch of Clyde and was born in that village.

The surviving relatives are husband; one daughter, Genevieve; one son, Gerald; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson D. Hatch of Solvay; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Avery of South Sodus, and Mrs. Frank Welch of Solvay; two brothers, Charles of East Syracuse and John Hatch of Solvay.

Elmwood Cemetery
Town of Lyons
REITER George 1898 - 1945
REITER Jacob 1874 - 1948
REITER Ella May 1879 - 1924
REITER Bernard C. 1905 - 1908 Son of L.M. & J.H.

John A. McOmber

John A. McOmber, for seven months a resident of Lyons died at his home 126 William street on Wednesday afternoon, aged 75 years.

Mr. McOmber came to Lyons from Rochester. He was a member of Power Post G. A. R. of that city.

Surviving relatives are his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Myer of Orlando, Florida, Mrs. Martin Keep of Burdett, N. Y. and Mrs. A. G. McNamas, Brooklyn, and one brother, Dr. F. H. McOmber of Lyons.

Funeral services which will be held this afternoon from the late residence will be private. Rev. A. J. Thomas will officiate and burial will be made in Rural cemetery.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
MCOMBER John 1849 - 1924, Co E, 9th Mich. Inf.

Mrs. Ellen S. Gillette

News was received the first of the week by friends in Lyons of the death of Mrs. Ellen S. Gillette, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucia Gillette Boyce in New York City, on Sunday, March 9, after a brief illness with pneumonia.

Ellen Sophia Gillette was born November 12, 1843, at the Cole homestead, and was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Lucia S. Cole. She received her education at the Lyons Union School and at Mt. Holyoke College of which she was a graduate. She was also a graduate of the Lyons Musical Academy. After leaving college she spent a few years in following the teacher's profession, during which time she filled a position at the seminary for women at Harrisburg, Pa. In 1887 she was married to Dr. Gillette a prominent physician of this village at the time.

Mrs. Gillette was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church and for twenty years was the leader of the choir of that church and conducted the primary department of the Sunday School for as many years.

She was a woman of intelligence and culture, of high ideals, fine character and a devoted Christian. She had many friends in Lyons who will mourn her loss.

The surviving relatives are two daughters, Miss Helen Gillette and Mrs. Lucia Gillette Boyce, both of New York City, one grand-daughter, Lucia Ellen Boyce and one brother, John L. Cole who resides at the cole homestead in Lyons.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. A. J. Saxe officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Edward S. Ninde a cousin of Mrs. Gillette. Interment was made on the family lot in Rural cemetery. [NOTE: not present on County Historian's Office list of Lyons Rural Cemetery]

Dr. Jason Parker of White Plains was in Lyons on Tuesday having accompanied Mrs. Lucia Gillette Boyce on her journey with the body of her mother Mrs. Ellen S. Gillette whose funeral was held here.

Dr. Gay A. Jones

Dr. Gay A. Jones died at his home in Huron on Sunday, March 9, after a short illness. The cause of death was pneumonia.

Dr. Jones was born in Wolcott October 1, 1872, and was the son of the late Judson and Ellen Jones. He was educated at the Wolcott High School from which he graduated in 1893. He received his doctor's degree from New York University in 1898 and in the next year he married Miss Olive Penoyar of Lyons.

Dr. Jones was a member of Wolcott Lodge, 560, F. and A. M., Syracuse Grotto, Wolcott Eastern Star, Lyons Elks, and the following Odd Fellow bodies: North Rose Lodge, North Rose Canton, and Wolcott Lodge. He was surgeon general of the New York State Canton, a member of New York State Grand Lodge, Orient of Geneva and Rebekahs of North Rose.

He was a medical examiner of North Huron Macabees (sic), a member of New York State Medical Association and of Wayne County Medical Association.

He was also coroner of the eastern part of Wayne county.

Surviving relatives are his wife, one daughter, Miss Caroline Maude Jones, of U. S. Medical Corps at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C.; four brothers, Lue Jones of Wolcott, Hugh and Gilbert Jones of Washington, and Stephen Jones of New Haven, Conn., and one sister, Mrs. Harry Bailey of Washington.

NOTE: not present on County Historian's list of Evergreen Cemetery, but is in findagrave listings - Jones, Dr Gay A., b. unknown d. Mar., 1924

Alice Julia Smith

Alice Julia Smith, daughter of Peter Smith of Bear street, passed away last Friday at Sunnycrest Sanitarium, Auburn, at the age of 21 years.

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at St. Michael's church and burial was made in Rural cemetery.

Surviving relatives are her father, three (sic) sisters, Mrs. Florence Bremes of Macedon, Mrs. Leona Porter of Lyons; two brothers, Jacob and Charles Smith of Lyons.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
SMITH, Peter C. 1871 - 1921
SMITH, Joanna, wife, 1871 - 1923
SMITH, Rosa, dau., 1897 - 1919
SMITH, Alice. J. 1903 - 1924

The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1893

Thomas Allnett, Sr., died at his home, about three and one-half miles southwest of Savannah, at 12 o'clock, yesterday morning of heart disease at the age of 62 years. He was born in England and had resided at Savannah for six years. Besides a wife he leaves the following children; Mrs. Agnes Cooper, of Niles, Mrs. Lottie Shank, of Suspension Bridge; Mrs. Eliza Milliman of Waterloo; Thomas Allnet, Jr., and Mrs. William Wilsey, of Savannah. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Evans school house.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, February 21, 1893

The funeral of Ambrose Lockwood, of Butler, which was to be held yesterday, was postponed until Wednesday afternoon on account of the storm.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Ambrose 1810 - 1892
Cynthia 1817 - 1888

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, November 27, 1893, page 4

Miss Margaret M. Maxwell died Friday at her home in Macedon of consumption, aged 20 years. The funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Macedon to-day at 10:30 o'clock A. M. Rev. M. F. Holmes will conduct the services.

Eugene Rosell, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rosell, died at his residence in Lyons Saturday morning. Deceased was 30 years of age and had been employed as lock tender on the Erie canal at Lyons. He was a member of Lyons Lodge, No. 817(?), I. O. O. F., and he will be buried to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Grace Episcopal Church, the members of the lodge attending the service. He is survived by two brothers, Charles Rosell of Addison and William H. Rosell of Lyons.

The death of Rev. Rensalaer (sic) Harrington at Lyons on Wednesday last removes the oldest clergyman of any denomination at present residing in Wayne county. Rev. Harrington was born at Brookfield, Mass., April 11, 1802, and entered the Methodist Episcopal minister in 1839, being ordained in Rochester in 1839. He was known at that time as a circuit rider, and his circuit embraced churches in Wayne, Ontario, Seneca and Cayuga counties. The funeral services were held Saturday morning from his residence and interment was named in the Lyons rural cemetery. Deceased leaves a widow and one son, Charles O. Harrington, of Carthage, Mo.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
HARRINGTON, Rev. R., Nov. 22, 1893, 91y
HARRINGTON, Lucy I., wife, July 19, 1898, 79y

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, March 21, 1894

Word has been received in Clyde of the recent death of Mrs. Charlotte Tindall at Nashville, Michigan. She was the widow of Charles Tindall, formerly a resident of Galen. The deceased as 66 years old.

Lock Berlin Cemetery
Town of Galen
TINDALL Charles Sep. 7, 1890, 67y
TINDALL Charlotte wife Feb. 25, 1894, 66y

Yesterday the funeral of Mrs. John H. Lyman was held at her late home near Closs's corners, Rose. She died very suddenly Sunday noon, leaving a babe five weeks old, besides two other children of tender years. Her age was 28 years. The interment was at Rose Valley.

David Roberts, an old and well known resident of the town of Wolcott, died at his home,two and one-half miles northeast of Wolcott village, yesterday, of chronic inflammatory rheumatism. Mr. Roberts was 74 years of age, and for the past thirty years had been confined to his bed. Though of fully average size at his death his frame was so wasted away that he weighed but fifty pounds. The funeral will be held from the house to-morrow afternoon, Rev. W. H. Church, of North Wolcott, officiating.

Information was received in Lyons yesterday of the death at Brooklyn of Charles Lincks. Death occurred yesterday morning at 2 o'clock. Deceased was a son of the late Henry Lincks, of Rose, and is survived by two (sic) sisters, Mrs. Margert Herr, of Brooklyn, Mrs. Charles Fox, of Rose, and Mrs. Henry L. Smith, of Lyons; two brothers, Godfrey Lincks, of Brooklyn, and Henry Lincks, of Rose; a widow and three children, all of whom reside in Brooklyn. Deceased was a veteran, and had served in Company "C" of the One Hundred and Fifty-third New York Infantry Volunteers.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, September 20, 1893

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Lockwood, of South Butler, was buried yesterday afternoon.

Inez, daughter of Lewis Messner, formerly of Clyde, died suddenly at Dewitt Sunday. The remains were taken to Clyde for burial yesterday morning and deposited in the Maple Grove cemetery.

The funeral of the late Magdalena Martzolf, who died Saturday afternoon, will be held in Lyons this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. A. Thorn, pastor of the Broad-street Lutheran church, officiating.

Mrs. Lydia Allen died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Spencer Sigmond, east of Clyde, Monday afternoon, aged 82 years. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the residence of her daughter, at 2 o'clock.

The intelligence of the death of Mrs. Eliza A. Little, at Hastings, Neb. was received yesterday. Deceased was a former resident of the village of Clyde, and was widow of the late Morris Conkling. She is survived by a brother, Ma___hu Little, and a sister, Mrs. Mary J. L. ___, both of Clyde.

The Lyons Republican, Friday, March 1, 1929


The funeral of Isaac Blauvelt was held on Friday afternoon. The body was placed in the vault in Glenside cemetery until spring when it will be placed in the family lot on West Port Bay street.

NOTE: not present with other Blauvelts on Park Cemetery (Town of Wolcott) list

North Rose

John J. Miner, a well known citizen of this village, died very suddenly from a heart attack at his late home on South Main street last Sunday afternoon. His age was 74 years and the greater part of his life had been passed in this immediate vicinity. He had held the office of Justice of the Peace of the town of Rose for over fifteen years and by practice and diligent study had become one of the most efficient Justices the town had in many years. The funeral services were conducted at his late residence on Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was made in the family plot in Rose cemetery. One son, Martin P. Miner, one step-son, Mark L. French of this place, one step daughter, Mrs. Roy McMaster of Homer, six brothers, William, Frank, Darwin and Edward of Rose, Harmon Miner of Buffalo and James Miner of Mariette, N.Y., besides numerous more distant relatives remain to mourn his departure.

NOTE: not present on Bill Dean's reading, but on findagravelistings - Miner, John J. b. 1855 d. 1929

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie E. Winchell were held from the M. E. church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Winchell died Tuesday evening at her late home in North Rose. Besides her husband Irving H. Winchell she leaves one son J. Boyd Winchell of Rochester, one daughter, Mrs. Glen C. Dorsey of Washington, D. C., three brothers, James Boyd of North Rose, J. W. Boyd of Rochester, and Leslie K. Boyd of Irvington, N.Y., two sisters Mrs. George N. Foote of Newark, and Mrs. Ross Quereau of North Rose. Burial was in Rose cemetery.

Rose Cemetery, Bill Dean's List
Winchell, Minnie E., nee Boyd, wife of Irving H., 1869 - 1929
Winchell, Irving H., husband of Minnie E., 1869 - 1944


William Dorsen of Syracuse was called in town Saturday by the sudden death of his infant daughter, Elaine Marylan (sic?). The funeral services were held Monday at Sodus.

The Lyons Republican, Friday, January 18, 1929, page 5

North Rose

George E. Thomas who had been confined to his home for many months by illness died last Wednesday night at the age of 80 years. Besides his wife, Elsie T. he leaves one brother, E. D. Thomas and three daughters. Funeral services by the I. O. O. F. were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. T. Miller, pastor of Rose M. E. church officiated. Burial in Evergreen cemetery, at Huron.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
THOMAS, George E., 1848 - 1929
THOMAS, Sarah, wife, 1849 - 1909

North Rose

Matthew Kitchen, aged 85 died Thursday evening after a few days illness with pneumonia at the home of his daughter Mrs. Eva Moore. Besides the daughter with whom he lived he leaves another daughter, Mrs. ___ ___ (illegible) and several grand-children. The funeral was held from the home on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial at Sodus.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
KITCHEN Matthew 1843-1929


The remains of Charles Peck, a native of Rose, were interred in the Collins Cemetery at East Rose on Wednesday afternoon, coming from Clifton Springs.

Collins Cemetery
Town of Rose
Peck, Charles W, husband of Emma L., 1854 - 1929
Peck, Emma Louise, nee Ernst, wife of Charles W., 1860 - 1936


Mrs. Helena Otis, a resident of this township, passed away at the home of her son Frank Otis on Tyrell Street Tuesday night. She would have been 80 years old the ___ of February, 1929. She was the widow of Deveraux Otis, who died two years and a half ago. She leaves four children, Mrs. Cora Toombs of Seneca Falls, Leon Otis of Butler, John Otis of Rochester, and Frank Otis, of Wolcott. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. Jessie Mullett, from the home on Friday afternoon. Burial was in Huron Evergreen Cemetery. The deceased was born in the town of Galen, the daughter of John Seevey.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
OTIS, Morton D., 1845 - 1926
OTIS, Helena M., wife, 1849 - 1929
OTIS, John M., 1874 - 1929
OTIS, Cora F., wife, 1867 - ?
OTIS, Frank E., 1871 - 1938
OTIS, Elizabeth, 1872 - 1933

On Friday morning at the Geneva Hospital occurred the death of Albert Wells, one of Wolcott's highly esteem citizens. Death followed an operation. He was the son of John and Laura Wells, born in Mansville, Jefferson County, August 1, 1853. About 1877 or 1878 he came to Wolcott and in 1883 married Miss Emma Cornelia Waldorf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Waldorf. No other man in Wolcott was better known in the surrounding county than he. He was in business, owner of Wells Meat Market for over thirty years, selling out to the present owners, Glenn Reeves(?) and son. It was remarked by residents of this town after his death that he had not a single enemy. He had always dealt truly with those with whom he did business. Following the sale of his market he spent his time on his farm which he and his son ran together. He leaves his widow and four children, Mrs. Mar__ Beech of Montana, Mrs. (sic) Mary Wells of Mattewan (sic), Miss Laura Wells and Wilbur Wells of this village. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. C. Potter of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Glenside Cemetery.

Miss Mary Wells of Mattewan (sic) was called home last week by the death of her father.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Wells, Albert, 1855-1929
Wells, Emma, 1856-1930

The Lyons Republican, Friday, January 25, 1929


The remains of Lewis B. Hanby who died at his home in Libertyville, Illinois, January 11th was brought to the home of his brother James E. Hanby where funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon. Rev. P. S. Brown officiated. Burial was made in the family lot in the Centenary cemetery. Mr. Hanby married Miss Laura Percy of Sodus, who survives him. He also leaves two brothers James of Sodus and Joseph of Williamson and one sister, Mrs. Esther Congdon of Palmyra.

The death of Mrs. Iola Balch Jayne, wife of Harry Jayne occurred suddenly Thursday morning at her home near Sodus Point. Mrs. Jayne was the only daughter of Charles Balch. Besides her father she leaves her husband, two sons, aged 16 and infant seven weeks old and a brother Raymond Balch. Mrs. Jayne was a member of the Sodus Point M. E. church and W. C. T. U. and was 36 years old.

Norton Funeral Home Records
Jayne, Jola Belle Balch 1/17/1929

Mrs. Abram Shears and daughters Agnes and Mrs. D. O. Littlefield were called to Merrickville Ontario, Canada last week by the illness and death of Mrs. Shear's mother Mrs. Kier.


Mrs. Joseph Stockledger Dies at Home on Sunday Morning

Mrs. Alferetta Stockledger, wife of Joseph Stockledger died at her home west of Wolcott on Sunday night, aged seventy-four years, one month and twenty-one days. Mrs. Stockledger was formerly Miss Alferetta LeFever, daughter of Alfred and Loceva Lytle LeFever, born in Westbury, November 21, 1854. She married Joseph Stockledger of Huron. Her life had been spent in Huron and Westbury. Besides her husband she leaves two sons Alfred and Will of Huron, two daughters, Mrs. Rosa Couch of Huron and Mrs. Electa Foreman, near Syracuse, her stepmother Mrs. Manova LeFever, Huron, one brother Will LeFever, Rose, two sisters, Mrs. Irving Sours, Huron and Mrs. Floyd Meeker of Wolcott. The deceased was also a niece of William Lytle of this village. Funeral services took place from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. C. Potter officiating. Burial was made in Huron Evergreen cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
STOCKLEDGER, Joseph, 1847 - ?
STOCKLEDGER, Alveretta, wife, 1855 - ?
STOCKLEDGER, Alfred, son, 1878 - ?
STOCKLEDGER, Lenora, dau., 1891 - 1919
STOCKLEDGER, Rosa, dau.,1895 - ?

Word was received here the last of the week of the death of Mrs. Phoebe Tyndall, wife of Rev. Dr. Henry Tyndall, pastor of the Peoples Tabernacle, New York City. Mrs. Tyndall was formerly Miss Phoebe Mitchell of Rose and an aunt of Willis Mitchell of this village. Mrs. Tyndall in company with her husband Rev. Henry Tyndall went to New York over forty years ago and founded the Peoples' Tabernacle on 102nd street where their entire life since have (sic) been spent and where Mrs. Tyndall gave her life for the service of their congregation. Her health failed a few years ago and she has since had.... (remainder of death notice is illegible due quality of scan).

North Rose

Masonic funeral services for James N. Decker were held at the residence of John Hill on Tuesday afternon (sic) at 2 o'clock. Mr. Decker who was well known in this vicinity died Friday morning, January 18, 1929, in Rochester. He leaves his widow, Alice L. Decker and a nephew, Ernest Decker. Burial was in Rose cemetery.

The funeral of James Decker of Rochester, a former Rose man, was held at the home of John Hill in North Rose Tuesday. Burial in Rose Cemetery

Rose Cemetery, Bill Dean's List
Decker, James N, husband of Alice L., 1854 - 1929
Decker, Alice L, wife of James N., 1868 - 1956

Wayne County Journal, Palmyra NY, Thursday, March 7, 1929, page 5

[NOTE: blank spaces due to print being cut off at left edge of scan]

Mrs. Edith V. Hagaman

Mrs. Edith V. Hagaman, wife of Dr. ___ Hagaman of this village, died at Clifton Springs Sanitarium on Wednesday, aged 44 years.

She leaves besides her husband, a daughter, Phyllis Janet Hagaman; her mother, Mrs. Ida Owen of this village and a brother, R. L. Owen of ___ (illegible)

Funeral services will take place at the home at 2:00 Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in Honeoye Falls Cemetery.

A. M. Beadle

Word was received in Palmyra on ___day of the death on Sunday morning of A. M. Beadle, a well known former Palmyra man, at his home in Columbus, O.

He is survived by his wife Elsie, ___ two nieces Mrs. Harry L. Averill of this village and Mrs. Grace Dun___ Cruikshank of New York City. Burial was made in Columbus, O.

Thomas F. Doyle

The funeral of Thomas F. Doyle, 72 years old, who passed away last Thursday morning at the home of his sister Mrs. Dennis Nolan at Macedon, was held from St. Patrick's church at Macedon on Monday morning, with burial in Macedon.

He is survived by his wife, Mary ___ner Doyle; two daughter, Mrs. ___ ing Hopkins of Pittsford and Mrs. George Eidelman of Walkers; one sister, Mrs. Dennis Nolan of Macedon, and four brothers Peter T. of Nunda, William, John H. and David, all of Macedon.

James Warren Middleton

James Warren Middleton, died at his home at 54 Vienna street Friday morning.

He is survived by his wife Alice Walker and three sons John, David and Donald; his mother, Mrs. Clara Middleton of Warrensburg, N. Y.; six sisters Mrs. William Drake, Mrs. William Meade and Mrs. George Moore of Warrensburg, Mrs. Neri Ripley of Glens Falls and Mrs. William Walker of Palmyra and one brother Herbert of Glens Falls.

The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. A. Sidney Attridge, rector of Zion Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was made in Palmyra cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement; we also extend thanks for the floral tributes and use of automobiles. Mrs. Alice Middleton, Mrs. Clara Middleton and family.

CORRECTION: year of death is in error on the County Historian's list

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Middleton, James Warren, husband of Alice WALKER, Mar. 1, 1949, 42y

Elizabeth Reeves

Elizabeth Reeves, 68 years old, wife of Edward F. Reeves, died very suddenly Thursday evening at her home east of this village. She was a native of Palmyra, but lived at Ridgeway Park, N. J., for a number of years, returning to her home here ten years ago.

She is survived by her husband, one daughter Mrs. LeRoy Clark of Newark and one brother William Ziegler of Seattle, Washington.

The funeral was held from her late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Leslie W. Farnsworth of the East Palmyra Methodist church officiating. Burial was made in Palmyra.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Reeves, Elizabeth, wife of Edward F. & dau. of Wm. ZIEGLER, Feb. 28, 1929, 68y
Reeves, Edward F., May 14, 1931, 70y

Wayne County Journal, Palmyra NY, Thursday, April 25, 1929, page 4

Mrs. Josephine E. Schell

Mrs. Josephine E. Schell died on Wednesday, April 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norma Welch of Rochester.

Mrs. Schell has resided in Palmyra since 1913 and her many friends here will greatly regret her passing.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Norma Welch, wife of Dr. Gilbert Welch of Rochester, three grandchildren, six sisters and four brothers. She was also a cousin of Louis C. Ziegler and Charles J. Ziegler of this village.

The funeral will be held from the residence of Dr. Gilbert H. Welch, 26 West Avenue, Rochester, on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Rochester.

Elizabeth Scheehl Lupold

After a lingering illness of several years Mrs. Elizabeth Scheehl Lupold, wife of Christian Lupold of 70 Foster street, passed away at her home Wednesday morning, April 24.

Mrs. Lupold was born in Utica, N.Y., where she lived until her marriage in 1883. Her entire married life has been passed in this vicinity where she has endeared herself to a great number of friends. During the long period of suffering she manifested a most unusual patience, courage, optimism and an everthoughtfulness of her family and friends.

Besides her many friends she leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two sons Henry S. of Columbus, O., and Edwin C. of this place; also four grandchildren, a brother Henry Scheehl of Utica and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from her late residence on Saturday at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Palmyra cemetery.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Luppold, Elizabeth, wife of Christie, Apr. 24, 1929, 74y
Luppold, Christie, May 12, 1934, 75y

Mrs. Josephine Pitts

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Pitts of Clifton Springs were held on Saturday. She was the wife of Elias W. Pitts, one of the oldest paper salesmen in New York state. Mrs. Pitts visited this office several times with her husband.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, January 15, 1929

Mrs. Harriett A. Gates of Palmyra died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Wisse(?) , East Rochester. She leaves three other daughters, Mrs. John Schindler of Ontario Center, Mrs. Charles ____ (illegible) and Mrs. Lilliam G. Kuhne of Rochester, and three sons, George, Harry and Willard of Palmyra.

GRANGER- Mrs. Eliza C. Granger, sudden, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 1929, at her home in Pultneyville, N.Y. where she had been a life-long resident. She leaves a sister, Mrs. George F. Waters , and a brother, Frederick W. Cornwall , both of Pultneyville.

The funeral will be on Wednesday at 3 p. m.

The Lyons Republican, Friday, April 2, 1926

Death of Mrs. Warren Drury

The death of Mrs. Warren Drury occurred at the Willard State Hospital on Saturday morning following an illness of active influenza which terminated in bronchial pneumonia which caused her death. She was ill with the last disease ___ forty-eight hours.

Mrs. Drury was a daughter of two pioneers of Wayne County. Her father John Finch was a pioneer of the town of Galen, while her mother who was Miss Diadema Chapin, was a daughter of a pioneer of Wolcott. She was born in Wolcott when the village was young, on the corner of what is now the corner of Lake and Auburn street in a little log house. Lowain (sic; Loana) Finch Drury, was born in the town of Galen between Rose Valley and Clyde, on April 7th, 1840.

She first attended the village school at Clyde, and later came to Wolcott and became a pupil in Leavenworth Institute and Wolcott Union School. Here she met Warren Drury whom she wed in 1866 at the close of the Civil War in which he was a soldier.

Mrs. Drury spent her whole married life in Wolcott. Her last home she had resided in for over forty five years. She was a sister of the late Frank Finch of Clyde.

Mrs. Drury was a well informed woman on all topics of the day. She read the best literature and politics was a hobby with her. About two years ago her eye sight began to fail her and she was unable to read much and later it became impossible for her to read at all. With only herself to think about she was finally pronounced by the physicians unfit to live alone and the doctors advised sending her to Willard for treatment. Here it was stated she had been suffering from arterial spasms. Since last June she had been confined to her bed.

Mrs. Drury is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Homer Hulburt, of Niagara Falls; two grand children Wayne Drury Hulburt and Chauncey Homer Hulburt of Rochester and two little great grand daughters.

Undertaker Hakes was notified and went Saturday morning for the body and Mrs. Hulburt arrived from Niagara Falls on Saturday evening.

The funeral took place from the Hakes Undertaking parlor at two o'clock on Monday. Rev. Ernest Potter, of the Presbyterian church officiated at the funeral. Burial was made in Huron Evergreen cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
DRURY, Warren E., 1842 - 1906, Co. H, 75 N.Y. Vol. Inf.
DRURY, Loana M., wife, 1841 - 1926

Mrs. Mary Green

Mrs. Mary Green, aged ____, widow of the late John Green died very suddenly Tuesday morning, March 29, from a heart attack. She leaves a father, Mr. John Elias and step mother, Mrs. John Elias, two brothers, John and Adrian of Palmyra. Burial was made in Palmyra cemetery.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Green, Mary ELIAS, Mar. 29, 1926

The Fair Haven Register, unknown date in early September 1935

The funeral of Miss Grace Snyder, who for 24 years had been night operator at the local telephone office, was held Friday afternoon, Rev. W.T. Ivey officiating. Burial as in Glenside cemetery. One brother, Floyd Snyder, survives. The large floral tribute pieces from all over the county testified of the esteem with which she was held by the patrons of the lines and the various office forces in the county, and the orders to which she belonged, namely, the Evergreen Rebekahs and Wolcott Home Bureau.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Snyder, Grace, 1880-1935

The Fair Haven Register, June 14, 1928, front page


John Salisbury, one of the oldest men in this vicinity passed away on Friday night at his home south of this village, aged 94 years. Mr. Salisbury had been in failing health for a long time. He married Miss Eleanor Arnost, of Wolcott. Mrs. Salisbury died about 35 years ago. Funeral services were held from the family home on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. R. D. Stanley officiating. Burial was in Glenside cemetery.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Salsbury, John J., 1835-1928
Salsbury, C. Eleanor Arndt, 19 Jun 1894, 53 yrs Wife, Born 28 Jan 1841

The Fair Haven Register, June 14, 1928, front page

The funeral of Willis Stone was held from his late home on Friday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. E. C. Pulter officiated. Burial was made in Glenside cemetery. Mr. Stone was born in Butler April 14, 1855. He was active in church and political circles. For over 20 years he was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday school and for many years served on the Board of Education of the Wolcott High School. From 1926 to 1928 he was supervisor from Huron. Besides his widow, Mrs. Viola Drury Stone, he leaves three sons, Elmer of Clyde, Bert of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Lawrence, who resided on the farm with his father.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Stone, Willis M., 1855 - 1928 Stone, Viola Dury, 1854 - ? Wife

Fair Haven Register, unknown date in 1935

Mrs. Viola Stone aged 80 years died Friday night of heart trouble at her home west of the village. She was the widow of the late Willis Stone of Huron. Prior to her marriage she was Miss Viola Drury born in Auburn, Indiana, August 4, 1854. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and of Wolcott Grange. Surviving are three children, Albert Stone of Chelsea, Mich. and Elmer Stone, Clyde, Lawrence Stone, Wolcott, four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the home, Rev. W. T. Ivey officiating. Burial in Glenside cemetery. [NOTE: on same page as the next two listings below]

The Fair Haven Register, unknown date in 1935


Clarence Grinnell aged 37 years died on Friday in the Barber hospital of pneumonia. The funeral was held from his late home west of Wolcott Monday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Morey, officiated. Burial was in Huron Evergreen cemetery. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Laura Tierney Grinnell, two children, Walter and Ruth and one stepdaughter, Betty Tierney.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
GRINNELL, Clarence G., 153 Depot Brigade, 1897 - 1935
GRINNELL, Vera F. DARLING, wife, 1901 - 1927

The death of Mrs. Olive Lamb, aged 75, occurred Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Powers west of the village. Pneumonia was the cause of death. She was the daughter of Hiram and Emmerilla McQueen and was born in Tyre February 29, 1860. Her husband Watson Lamb, died some years ago and for some years she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Powers. Surviving are a son besides the daughter mentioned, Rutherford Lamb, of Ithaca, four grandchildren, Mrs. Fay Giddings of Cortland, Miss Hazel Lamb of Ithaca and Leona Powers. Funeral services at 1:30 from the home, Rev. R. D. Brownell officiating. Burial in Huron Evergreen cemetery.

[NOTE: not present on County Historian's list or findagrave listings of Evergreen Cemetery]

The Cato Citizen, Thursday, July 15, 1937


Fred Brown, aged about seventy years, passed away Sunday at his home near Bigalow's Landing, north of this village. He had been a resident of this township all his life, a highly respected and prosperous farmer and ardent Democrat. He married Miss Ada Fikes, of North Wolcott who with two children, Mrs. Glenn Hall of San Diago (sic), California and Frank Brown of North Wolcott, and a number of grandchildren survive. The funeral was held from his home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment was in Glenside cemetery.

[NOTE: not present on County Historian's list or findagrave listings of Glenside Cemetery]

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Burnett, wife of Coda Burnett, were held at the Bush-Robertson funeral parlors Saturday afternoon, Rev. Arthur Morey officiating. Burial was in Glenside cemetery. She leaves her husband, Coda Burnett, who she married last July. She was formerly Mrs. Frances Connelly McKee, widow of Joshua McKee of North Rose. Burial was in Huron Evergreen cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
MCKEE, Joshua R., 1845 - 1932
MCKEE, Maria LAKE, wife 1837 - 1902
BURNETT, Frances MCKEE, 1874 - 1937

The Fair Haven Register, Thursday, May 20, 1937


The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Richardson, 92, Wolcott's oldest woman resident was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. D. Sharp, Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Burial was in Glenside cemetery. Mrs. Richardson was a sister of Charles Llewelyn Taylor, who died two days prior to Mrs. Richardson at the age of 84 years. His funeral occurred a few hours after the death of his sister. She was born at West Port Bay street, Huron, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor. Her husband, Henry Richardson, passed away many years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William J. Clapper, Sr., and Mrs. Dempster D. Sharp of West Main street; four grandchildren, Fletcher Sharp, Rochester; Mrs. Ralph Jeffers, Buffalo; William J. Clapper, Jr., Wolcott; and Mrs. Clarence Ridgeway, Roselle, N. J., and two greatgranchildren. She was a highly esteemed resident and up until a few years ago active. A member of Wolcott W. C. T. U.; past president of Logan Circle Ladies of the G. A. R. and the Methodist church.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Richardson, Henry H., 184 1- 1902 G.A.R. Flag
Richardson, Harriet A., 1844 - ? Wife

Word was received in Wolcott of the death of Mrs. Margaret Easton aged 79 years at the home of Mrs. Harriet Brown in Fulton. She had been ill since January at Mrs. Brown's where she was stricken with pneumonia. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from Mrs. Brown's home. Burial was in the Macedon cemetery. She was a member of the local M.E. church and of Draper Chapter O. E. S. of this village. Her only daughter died about four weeks ago. Surviving are four grandchildren, two by her son Samuel Easton, deceased at Macedon and two by her daughter, Mrs. William Belle, Mount Clair, N. J.

Macedon Village Cemetery
EASTON Walter A. 1854 - 1915
EASTON Margaret STUARD, wife, 1856 - 1937

The Fair Haven Register, Thursday, November 4, 1937

Funeral services for Dempster D. Sharp were held from his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Butler Center cemetery. He passed away Thursday morning at the age of nearly 74 years. He was a well-known farmer and former business man of this village. Surviving are his widow and two children, Mrs. Ralph Jeffers of Buffalo and Fletcher Sharp of Rochester.

Butler Center Cemetery
SHARP Demster D. 21 Nov. 1863 - 28 Oct. 1937
SHARP Emma wf. 31 May 1869 - 17 Jan. 1894
SHARP Lillian wf. 1888 - 1945
(Two small stones say Martha E. & John)

The Fair Haven Register, Thursday, November 11, 1937


Landford C. T. Metcalf of Metcalf Tavern and former postmaster of this village passed away Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the age of 62 years, five months and seven days. He was the son of Theodore and Minerva Metcalf, a former coal dealer of this village with whom C. T. Metcalf was at one time associated. With his parents he came to Wolcott when a young boy and attended Wolcott High School. He was also a telegraph operator for the New York Central and with his father at one time owned the bus route here. He married Miss Mabel Olmstead of this village, who, with one son, survives him. He was a staunch Democrat all his life and under the Wilson administration was local postmaster for two terms, making an efficient postmaster. He had been in the hotel business for about 15 years. Besides his wife and son he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Fred Woods of Wolcott and Mrs. Charles Lytle of Tarrytown. One sister, Mrs. Harley Shaffer, died about two years ago. Funeral services will be held from the Metcalf Tavern Friday at 2 p. m. Burial in Glenside cemetery.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Metcalf, Claude T., 1875 - 1937
Metcalf, Theodore F., No data
Metcalf, Minerva, No data

The funeral of Mrs. Edith Caster, wife of George Caster, was held from the family residence on Wadsworth street Friday with burial in Glenside cemetery. Mrs. Caster was 76 years old October 11 and had been a sufferer for some time. She was formerly Miss Edith Sedore. She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Fanny Newcom of New York, Everett Caster of Savannah and Holly Caster at home. She also leaves six grandchildren. She was a woman highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. A sister, Mrs. Lillie Furhman, and a brother Walter survive.

[NOTE: not present on County Historian's list or findagrave listings of Glenside Cemetery]

The Lake Shore News, Thursday, March 30, 1922


The remains of Harvey C. Moses, a former resident of Wolcott, were brought here from Rochester last Saturday night, and at 2:30 p. m., Sunday, were interred in the family lot in Glenside cemetery, the Rev. F. W. Kneeland offering prayer at the grave. The regular funeral service had been held in Rochester, Saturday.

Mr. Moses, who was about 74 years of age, died of cerebral hemorrhage last Thursday night. He had been in poor health for some time.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. E.(?) Raynor and Mrs. F. F. Thomas, both of Rochester. Mr. Raynor and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were here over Saturday night and until Sunday afternoon, the guests of Mrs. Mary Miles. The health of Mrs. Raynor did not permit her to come.

Mr. Moses was a widower at the time of his death, his third wife having died about six months ago.

[NOTE: not present on County Historian's list or findagrave listings of Glenside Cemetery]


The death of Mrs. Hannah G. Farrow, widow of the late Edward Farrow, occurred at the family home on what is best known as the Paddock place, southwest of this village at 6 p. m. last Friday, March 24, aged 64 years, 11 months and 28 days. Mrs. Farrow had been in failing health for a number of weeks from kidney disease.

She was a daughter of the late Henry Gardner, and most of her life had been spent in the town of Huron. Eight children survive her, five sons and three daughters, viz.: Edwin Farrow, of Buffalo; Wheaton Farrow of Huron; William and Lester Farrow, of Wolcott, and Jay Farrow, at home; Mrs. George Lamb, of Huron; Mrs. Harry Foster, of Rochester, and Miss Jessie Farrow, at home. Among her brothers and sisters still living are William Gardner, Mrs. Joseph Moore and Mrs. Elmer Phillips, all of North Rose.

The funeral was held from the house at 2 p. m., Monday, with interment in the Huron cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
FARROW, Edwin, 1853 - 1920
FARROW, Hannah G., 1857 - 1922


Van D. Henry, known to everyone in this section as Dorr Henry, died at the home of his brother, William Henry, at the corner of Mill and Cemetery streets, at 11 p. m., last Thursday, March 23, aged 72 years, 8 months and 5 days. A cerebral hemorrhage was the cause of death, he having been paralyzed for some time before the end came.

The deceased was a widower, but had no children. He was born in Port Byron, a son of Ezekiel and Hannah Baker Henry, most of his life having been spent in this village.

His brother, William, is the only surviving near relative, aside from three nephews, one in Rochester and two in Buffalo.

The funeral was held from the house on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. F. W. Kneeland officiating. Interment was made in Glenside cemetery.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Henry, Dorr, 25 Mar 1922, 84 yrs Born 1849
Henry, Kitt, 1851-1916


After an illness lasting since last November, Mrs. Helen Armstrong died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hattie Jones, in Smith street, at 8 p. m. on Monday, aged about 80 years. The cause of death was senility, and a general break-down of the vital powers.

Her condition fluctuated during the winter, and at one time there was hope of recovery, but she lacked strength to recuperate. Her survival for weeks after hope had been abandoned was remarkable.

The deceased was a daughter of the late Jotham Post, of Butler, and the widow of George Armstrong, formerly of Wolcott. She was highly regarded by all who knew her.

Three children survive, Mrs. Stella Hobson, of Flint, Mich., and Thomas and John Armstrong, living in the western part of this state. One son, Allen Armstrong, of Syracuse, well known as a railroad man, died about a year ago.

The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 p. m. today, Rev. S. G. Houghton officiating. Interment will be made in Glenside cemetery.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Armstrong, George, 1841 - 1885
Armstrong, Helen M., 1846 - 1922

Wayne County Journal, Palmyra NY, Thursday, February 14, 1907, page 8

East Palmyra, Feb. 11
Word has been received from Delta, Ohio, of the death in that place of Mr. Henry Gamble, brother of A. R. and D. P. Gamble and Mrs. R. H. Pyatt, of this place.

East Palmyra, Feb. 13- The sad announcement of the death of Mrs. Allen B. Robinson, Sunday, Feb. 10, at about 1 o'clock P. M., was a great shock to this village, where Mrs. Robinson was so well and favorably known and where only a few persons were aware of her illness. Mrs. Robinson was ill only one week, death resulting from pneumonia with septic poisoning.

Her husband is a well known New York Central Railroad ticket agent, coal dealer and proprietor of a general store. During the day of Saturday, Feb. 2, Mrs. Robinson assisted in the store. She was suffering from a severe cold and that night grew rapidly worse, when a physician was called. From the beginning of the attack it was feared the disease would prove fatal. All the love and care of a devoted husband and his parents and the best medical skill, with the aid of two trained nurses were of no avail. Last Saturday Dr. York, of Newark, was called in council with Dr. Z. B. Darling, of Palmyra, the attending physician. On Sunday Dr. Lee, of Rochester, was summoned, but upon reaching Palmyra he learned that Mrs. Robinson had died. She was 35 years old.

Besides her husband she is survived by her father, Rev. Mr. Hesig; four brothers, Rev. Theodore Hesig, Dr. Ernest Hesig and Charles and Paul Hesig; also one half-sister, all residing in Texas. Mrs. Robinson's maiden name was Fannie Davis Hesig. Along in the eighties she came to Marion from New York city, where her father then lived, and entered Marion Collegiate Institute where she was a student for several years. For three and one-half years she lived with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Austin, and at their home, in January, 1891, she was married to Allen B. Robinson, of Sodus, the marriage ceremony being performed by her brother, Rev. Theodore Hesig.

Arcadian Weekly Gazette, May 17, 1905

Found On the Lake Shore

On Wednesday last a dead body was discovered in the lake at the foot of a small bluff east of Lake Bluff. It was identified as that of Jacob Schnitzer, a German cobbler, of Wolcott, who left that village in April. He was 61 years old. He was born in Germany, and so far as is known had no relatives.


One of the most shocking accidents that ever happened in Newark occurred Saturday afternoon when David Lamoreaux, one of our well known business men, was caught in a fly wheel on an engine in the Conklin planing mill on Union St. and killed. No one saw the fatal accident, but the body was discovered by one of the Conklins shortly after the death of Mr. Lamoreaux. He had evidently stepped into the mill on his way home to dinner from his own place of business and was perhaps hunting for the engineer when he was caught in the big fly wheel and literally crushed to death. The remains were badly mutilated, and probably Mr. Lamoreaux's death was almost instantaneous after being caught by the belt. The terrible accident created a profound impression throughout the village where Mr. Lamoreaux was well known and universally esteemed.

Aaron David Lamoreaux was born in this village sixty-five years ago and has always resided here. During his younger days when canal boating was at its height he built a boat and did a prosperous business on the canal for several years. About thirty-five years ago, possibly a little less, he retired from boating and bought a half interest in the Arcadia Brick Flour Mills at the lower end of Union St. of W. B. Cornell, who wished to retire from milling and go to farming. Mr. Lamoreaux's partner in the mill at the time was A. W. Hyde, the firm being Lamoreaux & Hyde. Since Mr. Hyde's death P. R. Sleight has been the owner of half of the mill, the firm having been Lamoreaux & Sleight for several years. The firm did a good business and Mr. Lamoreaux was looked upon as one of our most honorable and esteemed business men. The remark has been made by many of his old associates during the past few days, that no man ever lived more honorable and honest in all his business dealings than David Lamoreaux. His very name stands for honesty and integrity in this village, and there are few men in our business community who would be more sincerely mourned than will the deceased.

Mr. Lamoreaux was married in 1870 to Estelle Cronise, daughter of the late Henry Cronise of this village. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Lamoreaux, two of whom, the sons, died a few years ago, their deaths being a very severe blow to the father and mother. There survive three daughters, Mrs. R. P. Kreitler of Lee, Mass., Mrs. J. A. Berger of Staples, Minn., and Miss Sarah Lamoreaux of this village. There also survive three sisters and one brother. The daughters are all now at home and the entire family have the most heartfelt sympathy of the community in their great affliction. Newark has lost one of her reliable business men, a good citizen in every way, and the family have lost a loving husband and father.

The funeral will be held at the residence at half-past two this afternoon, Rev. Carl W. Scovel, the family pastor, officiating.

East Newark Cemetery
Lamoraux, Aaron D., 13 May 1905, 65 Yrs.
Lamoreaux, Estelle, 24 Mar 1921, 72 Yrs., Of Scranton, PA

Arcadian Weekly Gazette, July 5, 1905


Mrs. A. C. Halliday, who was stricken with paralysis a few days ago, and had a second stroke later, died yesterday at her home on Main street, aged fifty-seven years.

Mrs. Halliday, whose maiden name was Patterson, was married in 1890 at North Rose. With her husband she moved here some years ago. Mr. Holliday (sic) being a compositor in the Union office. She is survived by him and by a brother, of Jackson, Mich., who is now here.

Deceased was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and of Rebekah Lodge, No. 230. She was the first member of that order in Newark to die. Mrs. Halliday was a good and kind neighbor, a faithful wife, and devoted Christian woman.

The funeral arrangements are not complete as we go to press and therefore no announcements can be made here.


The death of Miss Ella A., daughter of Patrick Walsh, occurred yesterday just after noon at the home on East Miller street. Miss Walsh had been ill for some time and her death was not unexpected, although it came with just as crushing a blow upon the devoted family.

Miss Walsh was born in Canandaigua but had spent nearly her whole life in Newark where she was well known. She is survived by her father, who was for many years a section foreman on the Northern Central; two brothers, Thomas of Canandaigua, and James of Sodus Point, both railroad men; and three sisters, Mrs. John McCarthy, the Misses Mary and Margaret Walsh, of this village.

The funeral will be held in St. Michael's church at ten o'clock on Friday morning, Rev. J. J. Gibbons officiating.

Miss Walsh was a very devoted Catholic, a member of one of the oldest and most faithful Catholic families in Newark - one whose devotion to the church is proverbial. She will be missed in the church and deeply mourned by a devoted and loving family circle.


Mrs. Caroline Ridley, widow of the late Matthew Ridley, died at her home in the town of Phelps, Sunday, aged 72 years. She is survived by one son, Irving, of Phelps, and a daughter, Mrs. Jas. Jackson of Church street, Newark. Wm. VanValkenburgh of Phelps is a brother. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the late residence of the deceased.

East Newark Cemetery
Ridley, Matthew H., 6 Mar 1892, b. 28-3-28
Ridley, Caroline, 7/1/05, 72 Yrs. 8 Mo., Of Phelps


Mrs. Phoebe J. Sherman died Sunday at her home in Fairville, aged 49. She is survived by a daughter, Susie. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church in Fairville at two o'clock this afternoon.

Miss Grace Tyler of Palmyra died Friday, aged 23 years.

Wm. Thomas, formerly of Lyons, died June 27 at his home in Syracuse, aged 23 years.

Jos. A. Doyle died Thursday in Clyde, aged 18 years.

St. John's Catholic Cemetery
Town of Galen
Sons of M. & M.A.
Matthew W. J., 1878 - 1903
Joseph A., 1887 - 1905

Wayne County Review, Thursday, January 19, 1905

Lock Berlin

Mrs. Sylvanus Ridgway, formerly of this place but lately of Walworth, died last Friday and was buried last Sunday at Lyons.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hecox and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hutchings went to Walworth last Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. S. Ridgway.


Mrs. Ella Costello Morrissy died at her home two miles east of here last Tuesday after suffering for more than a year with cancer of the stomach. Deceased had lived in this village all of her life until about ten years ago when she married and moved away. She leaves besides her husband, James Morrissy, two little children, Jamie and Phletus, and a widowed mother, Mrs. Ann Costello of this place and many friends who sympathize with the bereaved family in their sorrow. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Clyde Friday morning by Rev. Father Gleason, interment in Catholic cemetery at Clyde.

St. John's Catholic Cemetery
Town of Galen
Joseph E., Dec. 23, 1859 -
Alice M., wife, 1862 - 1894
Ella, wife, 1905, 37yr
Wm. J., son, 1891 - 1906


The death of John J. Herman occurred at his home January 12th. Deceased was 82 years old and a resident of this place for many years. He is survived by a wife and three sons. Interment was made in the Fairville cemetery.

CORRECTION: this is John Jacob HERMAN, not John JACOB

Fairville Cemetery
Town of Arcadia
HERMAN Mary L., Nov. 17, 1883, 24y 11m
JACOB John, 1822 - 1905

Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, January 18, 1906, front page


Occurred at His North Lyons Home Monday Morning

Theodore Barton, one of the most prominent farmers of the town of Lyons, died at his home on South Sodus road five miles north of this village Monday morning. Death was due to a general breaking down of the system. Mr. Barton had been in his usual health up to about two months ago, but since that time has not been strong and the last weeks of his life were those of an invalid. He was one of the most respected residents of the town of Lyons and his death causes general regret.

Though born in Cold Spring, Putnam county, 78 years ago, Mr. Barton had passed practically all his life here, for his parents removed to Lyons when he was still in his first year. As a boy he attended the district schools in his locality and later came to the public school in the village. He was a great reader and a close observer. His father was Elisha Barton, a prominent agriculturist in this town for many years. At the age of 27 years Theodore Barton married Jeanette, daughter of Philip Pulver, of Lyons, and the two went to housekeeping in the house where Mr. Barton died.

Last winter Mr. and Mrs. Barton celebrated their golden wedding, their many relatives in this vicinity and a few intimate friends joining in the celebration. He was a most successful agriculturist and the Barton farm was considered one of the model farms of Wayne county.

During his life time Mr. Barton was Commissioner of Highways, master of Eureka Grange and a member of the Wayne County Agricultural Society. In politics he was a staunch Republican. Besides his widow, one daughter survives, Mrs. Edward Klipple, also four brothers, Daniel Barton and William Barton, both of Lyons, Eben Barton, of Newark and Louis Barton, of Grand Lodge, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. George Dunning, of North Lyons and Mrs. E. D. Francisco, of Schaller, Ia.

South Lyons Cemetery
Theodore, Jan. 7, 1828 - Jan. 14, 1906
Jennett, wife, July 24, 1831 - May 8, 1912


An Esteemed Resident of This Village and Vicinity

Mrs. Katherine Ryan, an estimable woman who had made Lyons and Junius her home for more than half a century, died Wednesday night of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Horrigan, at the corner of Geneva and Elmer streets. Death was due to a general breaking down of the system, in which heart trouble was the predominant symptom. Mrs. Ryan's maiden name was Broderick. She was born in Cork, Ireland, 73 years ago and her parents emigrated to American in 1855.

The family came directly to Lyons and a few years later the daughter, Katharine, married Michael Ryan and the couple went to the farm house in Junius, where they lived until seven years ago, when her husband having died, Mrs. Ryan took up residence with her daughter, Mrs. Horrigan. Mrs. Ryan was a devout member of St. Michael's Church in Lyons, being at the time of her death one of the older communicants of that body. Three daughters survived. They are Mrs. James Horrigan and Mrs. Clark Starks of Lyons and Miss Nellie Ryan of Buffalo.



Angina Pectoris the Cause of Death -
Mr. Glen had been Ill for Some Days but until Friday it was Thought he was Recovering -
Had Lived in Wayne County More than Fifty Years

The death of William J. Glen, who for twenty-five years had been one of the best known residents of this village, and who for more than half a century had lived in Wayne county, occurred at his home on Phelps street Monday night. Death was the result of a struggle with angina pectoris which had extended intermittently over a considerable period of years. Six years ago Mr. Glen suffered an attack but recovered, though never regaining his former strength and health. About ten days ago he suffered another attack, this time more severe than the first. Friday of last week it was considered that his condition was more promising and his friends were led to believe that he was practically out of danger. A relapse occurred, however, and from this he did not recover, the end coming Monday night.

Mr. Glen as not a native of this county but had made his home here practically all his life. He as born at Milton, Saratoga county, in 1837, and came to this county when but thirteen years of age. Even before reaching the age of manhood he became a prominent figure in the life of the town of Rose and Huron and up to the time of his removal to this village he was one of the most conspicuous men of those two towns. He was an ardent republican in politics and took a prominent part in the affairs of the party. During the Civil War and for a year thereafter he was tax collector and constable of the town of Rose and later, 1870, he served as census enumerator for the town of Rose and Huron. In 1873 he was appointed under-sheriff by Sheriff Richard P. Groat and served in that office for three years. Later he represented the town of Rose on the board of supervisors, the years of his service being 1877-1879. In 1880 he came to this village to live and was elected sheriff, serving three years. Since retiring from that office Mr. Glen had pursued no special line of business activity, giving his time principally to the management of his property in the northeastern part of the county.

Mr. Glen married in 1862 Miss Louisa Worden, daughter of Alanson Worden. The wife survives, as does also one son, Attorney Willard Glen of Syracuse. Two brothers and one sister also survive. Funeral services will be held this morning. Burial will be made at Rose.

Rose Cemetery
Glen, William J Jr, husband of Louisa, 1836 - 1906
Glen, L W - no further information given; might be Louisa Worden Glen

The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, June 21, 1899, page 7

Miss Gertrude Cline was born in the town of Arcadia, May 3d, 1851, and died June 3d, at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, N. Y. Her remains were brought to the home of her now doubly afflicted mother, Mrs. Catherine Cline, in Arcadia, also the place of her birth and childhood days. Her mother, Mrs. Catherine Cline, two sisters, Mrs. Ione Fuller, Mrs. Elizabeth Filkins and brother, Elmer Cline survive her, all living in the town of Arcadia. Although death came suddenly, yet there is hope of a joyful reunion on eternal shores. Christian training brings bright hopes of a blissful immortality. Her afflicted mother, sisters and brother have the sympathy of many friends. A large number attended the funeral. Rev. W. E. Rippey, of Fairville M. W. church, preached a very appropriate and practical sermon from Josh. 1:11 : prepare your victuals for in three days ye will pass over this Jordan. Her remains were buried in a beautiful spot in Fairville cemetery. Truly it may be said, "Her sun gone down while it was yet day."

Fairville Cemetery
Town of Arcadia
CLINE Gertrude M., (no dates)

Lena S. the six year old daughter of Mrs. Pheobe Patterson died Monday night at 11 o'clock, at the residence on East Miller street, after a prolonged illness. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house, Rev. H. C. Moyer, pastor Methodist church, officiating.

Mrs. James R. Brainard aged 68 years, died Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at the residence 12 Willow avenue. She is survived by a husband and one daughter, Mrs. VanNess. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, Rev. H. C. Moyer officiating. Interment in Willow Avenue cemetery.

NOTE: not on County Historian's list, but present in findagrave listings

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Elizabeth Brainard, unknown - 1899
James Brainard, unknown - 1908

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, unknown date in July 1917

Mrs. Isaac De Vey

Williamson, July 16- Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Mrs. Isaac DeVey, aged 68 years. The services were conducted by Rev. Tellman, of the Pultneyville Dutch Reform Church and burial was made in the Ridge Chapel cemetery. Mrs. Devey leaves her husband, two sons, William DeVey, of Rochester and Isaac DeVey, of this village, and three daughters, Mrs. Cornelia Mascale of East Williamson, Mrs. Edward Petty, of Rochester and Miss Minnie De Vey, of this village. [NOTE: not on Ridge Chapel Cemetery list]

Williamson, July 16- The funeral of Mrs. Isaac De Vey, aged about 6_ (illegible) years, was held from the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. C. Vanderscoor, of the Reformed Church, officiating. Burial was in the Ridge Chapel cemetery. Mrs. DeVey leaves her husband, four sons and three daughters.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Sunday, November 20, 1938, page 6B


Wolcott - C. Henry Grave (sic), 47, prominent Wolcott business man, died of an acute heart attack Friday night in the office of Dr. S. W. Houston where he had gone for treatment.

He was on his way to call on a relative and, not feeling well, stopped in the office of Dr. Houston for medicine and died of the sudden attack before medical relief could be administered.

He was born in Wolcott Mar. 14, 1891. He was proprietor of The Men's Wear Shop, a clothing store, having been engaged in business in Wolcott since 1918. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Masons and a charter member of the Rotary Club.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jane Tillapaugh Graves; a daughter, Miss Betty Jane Graves, a student at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; his mother, Mrs. Charles S. Graves of Wolcott, and one sister, Mrs. Carolyn Potter of Katonah.

Funeral services will be in the home in New Hartford Street at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Glenside Cemetery.

CORRECTION: error in year of death on Glenside Cemetery list; 1930 census, C. Henry Graves b. ca. 1891, wife Jane T. b. ca. 1893

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Graves, C. Henry, 1891 - 1934


Palmyra- Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow at the funeral home at 320 Canandaigua St. for Delmar Pudney, 58, who died here Thursday night.


Newark- Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Cornelius Johnson, 87, who died in the home of his son, Jacob J. Johnson, Marbletown Road, yesterday. Rites will be in the home at 9 a. m., and Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael's Church at 9:30 a.m. by the Rev. J. J. Ganey, with the Rev. James C. Lane as deacon and the Rev. F. J. O'brien of Clifton Springs as subdeacon. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Johnson, Cornelius, 1851 - 1938
Johnson, Octavia, wife, 1853 - 1931

DE HOND - Entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 18, 1938, John De Hond of Williamson, N. Y. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. Baldwin; seven sons, Adrian, Peter, John, William, Jacob, Albert and Raymond De Hond; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home, West Main St., Williamson, from where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30. Interment in Ridge Chapel Cemetery.

CORRECTION: error in spelling of surname on County Historian's Office list

Ridge Chapel Cemetery
Town of Williamson
DeHORD, John, b 1851, d 1938, husband of Mrs Frances DeHord
DeHORD, Frances, b 1853, d 1917, wife of John DeHord

Wayne County Journal, Palmyra NY, Thursday, February 21, 1929


The funeral of Peter DeMeyers who died Monday at the Strong Memorial Hospital was held from Youngs' Funeral parlors at Williamson Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. DeMeyers was 38 years of age and leaves beside his wife seven children; also two brothers in Holland. Rev. J. L. Cann officiated and interment was made in Ridge Chapel cemetery. Mr. De Meyers resided on the town line road. [NOTE: not on Ridge Chapel Cemetery list]

Caroline, the seven-months' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cone died early Thursday morning of pneumonia after a short illness. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Rev. J. L. Cann officiating. Interment in Ontario Cemetery. [NOTE: not on any Town of Ontario cemetery list]

Laura Gurnee passed away at her home in the Brick Church community Tuesday at the age of 80 years. She leaves three sons, Maylon of Rochester, Frank and Glen of Ontario; three grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Fannie Schnitzer and two nieces, Mrs. Lulu Brown and Mrs. Carrie Collier, all of this place.

Funeral services were held from the Brick M. E. church Saturday afternoon, Rev. Hattie Alvord officiating. Interment in Furnaceville cemetery.

Furnaceville Cemetery
Town of Ontario
Charles, 1845 - 1926
Laura A. PEASE, wife, 1847 - 1929

Wayne County Journal, Palmyra NY, Thursday, June 27, 1907, page 8

Mrs. William S. Phelps died at her home on Market street on Wednesday night of last week after a short illness, aged 76 years. Mrs. Phelps had resided in Palmyra for a long time and was a woman highly esteemed and beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Zion Episcopal church. She is survived by her husband, one son, J. W. Phelps, and a daughter, Miss Mary Phelps. The funeral was held from her late residence on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. E. S. Towson officiated.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Phelps, William S., May 15, 1832 - Apr. 5, 1917
Phelps, Catherine, wife, Nov. 10, 1830 - June 19, 1907

Mrs. Franklin Williams, a member of one of Palmyra's best known families and prominent in the social life here nearly a half century ago, died at her home in Skaneateles on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 86 years. The remains were brought here Monday and interment was made in the family lot in Palmyra cemetery, Rev. Peter Mckenzie, officiating. There survive two sons, Frank L. Williams and Charles Williams, both of New York and two grandchidren.

Mrs. Williams was formerly Miss Hannah Douglass, and she was a daughter of Archibald Douglass, a prominent resident of this village. Following her marriage to Franklin Williams, who for a number of years conducted a jewelry business here, he built the house on Canandaigua street which still bears his name and is occupied by C. C. Pennington. Mr. Williams died about 18 years ago. The family some years ago removed to New York but for some time Mrs. Williams had made her home at Skaneateles. During her life here, Mrs. Williams was very active socially and was a delightful hostess and many of our older residents have pleasant memories of her and her residence in this village.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Williams, Hannah D., wife of Frank, July 22, 1907, 86y 1m


John Wheeler Thought R., W. & O. Flyer Stopped at Alton

Alton, June 24- Sunday evening John Wheeler, about 24 years of age, jumped from a fast-running, through excursion train as it was passing Alton station and was almost instantly killed. He only breathed a few minutes. His neck was broken and his face bruised beyond recognition. Several who saw him jump went to his assistance and Dr. Gatchell was called but nothing could be done. Wheeler came down from Charlotte on the trolley, and possibly thought the train would stop at Alton. Undertaker Burns took charge of the remains and notifed (sic) Coroner Carr, of Williamson, who came down Monday morning but did not consider an inquest necessary and gave a certificate in accordance with the facts. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wheeler, live north of the village. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the F. M. church.

Funeral of Mrs. VanZandt, Aged Nearly 90

Williamson, June 25- The funeral of Lucinda, wife of Peter VanZandt, was held Friday from the home opposite the Ridge chapel cemetery and was conducted by Rev. Matt. Gaffney. She was aged 89 years and 23 days and leaves beside her husband, two sons and three daughters, Mrs. Susan DeZuiter, Mrs. Lucinda Petty, of Ontario, Mrs. Elizabeth Petty, of Walworth, and Peter VanZandt and John VanZandt, of Walworth. She was born in Holland, married 61 years ago to Peter VanZandt and had lived in this country for 53 years, being blind for the past five years, but attended to her household duties until her last illness. Mrs. VanZandt was a good woman in every sense of the word and much loved by a large circle of relatives, friends and neighbors.


Minsteed, June 23- The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Schaub, which took place on the twentieth inst. was largely attended, Rev. Meeker officiating. Interment at Fairville. [NOTE: not on County Historian's list or findagrave list]

Norton Funeral Home Records
Schaub, Sophia 6/18/1907


Sodus, June 23- At the age of 74 years and 10 months occurred the death of Charles D. Gaylord, a banker, at noon on Thursday last, following a stroke of paralysis suffered early Wednesday morning, from which he did not regain consciousness.

Charles D. Gaylord was born at Sodus, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Levi Gaylord, and was one of a family of ten children; Dr. L. Merriman Gaylord, Willis T. Gaylord, Mrs. Dotia C. Hulett, Mrs. Artie G. Crafts, Mrs. Cornelia M. Hillman, Charles D. Gaylord, Mrs. Sarah A. West, Orrin F. Gaylord, and James G. Gaylord, only three of whom survive. Mrs. Dotia C. Hulett of Sodus, Mrs. Cornelia M. Hillman, of Newark, N. J., and Orrin F. Gaylord, of Oswego.

In 1856 Charles D. Gaylord was united in marriage to Miss Jennie R. Taylor, who died about two years ago and to that union nine children were born: Lewis, Frank S., Charles W., Edward, Ellen, Alfred, Grace, Marvin and Dora T. Gaylord, three of whom survived. Frank S. Gaylord, a merchant, Charles W. Gaylord, cashier of the Gaylord bank, and Miss Dora T. Gaylord, of Sodus; also two grandchildren, Dwight and Miss Elizabeth Gaylord.

Sodus Rural Cemetery (lost stones)
GAYLORD Charles, 1832 - 1907

The Record, Sodus NY, Friday, February 10, 1899


Mrs. Van Hall died a few days ago, with pneumonia.

Ira House, an old soldier, died last Monday, aged 73 years. The funeral was held from the house, Rev. Funnell officiating.

Ontario Village Cemetery
House, Ira, born 1826, died 1899, Co G, 2 NY Cav.

Last week Thursday Walter Trimble suffered another severe shock. He remained unconscious until last Sunday, when death claimed him as a victim. He leaves a wife, daughter, brother and sister to mourn their loss. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday at 1 p.m., the services being conducted by Rev. Kenyon, pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was at the Ridge Chapel Cemetery.

Ridge Chapel Cemetery
Town of Williamson
Trimble, Walter, b 1830, d 1899, husband of Sophronia Bailey
Trimble, Sophronia (Bailey), b 1835, d 1918, wife of Walter Trimble

Dr. Brandt died Saturday evening of heart disease, aged about 80 years. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the house.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Brandt, John W., MD, died Feb 4, 1898, age 75, Civil War
Brandt, Katherine Gould, wife, born May 16, 1862, died Mar 27, 1934

The remains of Elam Hatch, a former resident of Ontario were brought here Tuesday from Rochester for burial.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Hatch, Elain A., born 1836, died 1899
Hatch, Laura A., born 1836, died 1894


The funeral of Mrs. Clary was held Sunday at the Brick church. The services were conducted by Rev. Rosch (?) of Sodus Point.

Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, January 18, 1906, front page


Death of Prominent Young Man Last Saturday

One of the saddest deaths to occur in this community in recent years was that of William H. Lauster, which occurred at his home on lower Canal street Saturday morning of last week. Mr. Lauster had been ill ten days with pleuro-pneumonia. For a time it was thought that his unusually robust constitution would enable him to resist and up to within two or three days before the end his friends entertained hope of his ultimate recovery. The disease proved too strong, however, and after a fight of ten days the end came.

Mr. Lauster had always lived in Lyons. He was born in this village 28 years ago, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lauster. After attending the public school for a number of years he entered business. He was of an ingenious disposition and was repeatedly turning this disposition to account. He established the Lyons Broom Co. and built a factory building on his property on lower Canal street. This industry, in which he associated with himself several Lyons people, was abandoned some time ago on account of the conditions of the broom straw market, which made it impossible to manufacture to advantage in this village. When the Taylor mail bag factory began operation on an enlarged scale in this village Mr. Lauster was offered and accepted the foremanship of one of the departments of that industry and was engaged at that work at the time of his last illness. His death is generally deplored. It is particularly sad because of the fact that he leaves a wife and three small children. Mr. Lauster was a member of the Broad Street Lutheran church, a member of the choir and a zealous worker in all the departments of the church. He was also a prominent member of the local lodge of Maccabees. The other surviving relatives are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lauster of this village, two brothers, Edward and Frederick Lauster, and three sisters, Mrs. F. S. Parcells of Buffalo, and Mrs. James A. Green and Mrs. F. W. Fink, of Lyons. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Albert Heyd of the Broad Street... (article cut off at page bottom)

The Post-Standard, Syracuse NY, unknown date

William H. Lauster Dead

Lyons, Jan. 24- William H. Lauster, foreman in the Cutting Department of the Tylor Mail Pouch Factory, died this morning of typhoid pneumonia, aged 28 years. He was born in this village, manufactured brooms and whisk brooms here some years and was prominent in manufacturing circles. He belonged to Wayne Tent No. __, Knights of the Maccabees, and to the Broad Street Lutheran Church. Surviving are a widow, three young children, father, mother, two brothers and three sisters.

The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 17, 1906

William H. Lauster, a well known German citizen of Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lauster, died Sunday, aged 28 years. He is survived by a wife and three young children, his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
LAUSTER William H. 1877-1906

Wayne County Journal, Thursday, December 13, 1928

Miss Mary Lawler died at her home in Macedon early Monday morning. She was born in Belleville, Canada, the daughter of John and Mary Welch Lawler. She is survived by one sister Mrs. Katherine Dailor of Macedon.

The funeral was held Wednesday morning from St. Patrick's church in Macedon, Rev. J. T. Wood of Fairport officiating. Burial was made in Palmyra cemetery.

Pliny Sexton French, formerly of this village, died at his home in Mexico, N. Y., on Tuesday, December 11. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George French.

The funeral will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Mexico.

His mother, Mrs. Helen French was laid to rest in the Palmyra cemetery on Saturday, November 3.

The Lyons Republican, Friday, September 23, 1927

South Sodus

A large number from this place attended the funeral Sunday of Henry Wraight whose sudden death cast a glum over the whole county. The family have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.

Elmwood Cemetery
Town of Lyons
WRAIGHT Henry 1882 - 1927

Oswego Palladium-Times, Friday, April 23, 1926


Fulton, April 23- Word has been received here by friends and relatives of the death of Mrs. Earl Brown, formerly of Wolcott, Wayne county. The death occurred in a Philadelphia, Pa. hospital. No further particulars have been received. Mrs. Brown was the daughter of W. H. Brown, of West Third street, North.

The body will be brought to Fulton and the funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p. m. at Case Memorial chapel. The Rev. A. P. Kittenger, of Sodus, will officiate.

The Clyde Times, Thursday, July 1, 1920

Prin. A. H. Covell was called to LeRoy last week Thursday to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Bowden, who died at the home of her daughter in that village, in her 95th year. Mr. Covell and family will be in Clyde until the middle of July.

G. W. Bills, a former prominent resident of this village and an employe of the H. C. Hemingway & Co. died at his home at 2546 Main St., Buffalo, on Saturday, June 26, 1920, at the age of 56 years. He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters of Buffalo, and one brother, B. Frank Bills, of this village.

On learning of his death the Italian employes at the Hemingway plant, as a token of respect and sympathy for Mr. Bills, their superintendent,raised a sum of money and bought a handsome floral piece and sent it to the bereaved family.

Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity of which the deceased as an esteemed member.

The Savannah Times, Friday, October 8, 1920

Looking Backward

Savannah, October 7, 1910

Mrs. Sylvinna Pettys died September 30 1910, aged 83 years.

James Hadden, a life long resident of Savannah died at his home Sunday, October 1, 1910, aged 70 years.

Holbrooks / Ferris / Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery
Town of Savannah
James M. 1840 - 1910
Adelia C. Carncross, wife, 1847 - 19--

The Lake Shore News, Thursday, September 21, 1961, page 4


Miss Efflie L. Hadden, 86, of RD Savannah died at her home, Monday, Sept. 18, 1961, after a long illness. A life resident of Savannah, she was boarn Nov. 22, 1874, the daughter of James M. and Adelia Carncross Hadden.

She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a bookkeeper at Hadden Hardware and retired from the Hickok Mfg. Co., Lyons.

She leaves a brother, Charles Hadden, with whom she made her home; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Colvin Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernard DeGraw officiating. Bural was in Butler-Savannah Cemetery. [NOTE: not on County Historian's office or findagrave listings of Butler-Savannah Cemetery]


Lula M. Jeffers, 78, of Wolcott died Monday afternoon, Sept. 18, 1961, at the Wolcott Hospital after a long illness. Daughter of the late Jonathan and Mary Upcraft Neal, she was the widow of Wilson Jeffers who died last June. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Wilsey of Wolcott; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Kingdom Hall, Tyrrell St., with burial in Glenside Cemetery, the Rev. Leon Murray officiating. [NOTE: not on County Historian's office or findagrave listings of Glenside Cemetery]

The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1924

North Rose

The remains of Geo. Mitchell, of Etna, were interred in the Wolcott cemetery, Monday. He was a son of Barnard Mitchell and was born in Wisconsin. He formerly lived at North Rose and at Wolcott. He was seventy years of age and is survived by two brothers, Elmer Mitchell of North Rose, and Leonard Mitchell of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. J. T. Briggs of Rochester.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Mitchell, George, 1853 - 1924
Mitchell, Carrie T., 1852 - 1932 Wife
Mitchell, Charles H., 1888 - 1907 Son


William H. Mastin, of Newark, whose death occurred in Rochester last Tuesday, following a serious operation, was born and grew to manhood in this vicinity. He is survived by a wife and two children in Newark, his father, John Mastin of this vicinity and a brother, Jesse Mastin, of Geneva, and many friends here who extend deep sympathy for the bereaved family.

Oswego Palladium-Times, Monday, May 21, 1934

Jasper E. Dowd

Jasper E. Dowd, 79, well known resident of the East side and retired New York Central engineer, died Saturday evening at 7:40 o'clock following an illness of five weeks.

Mr. Dowd was born in Huron, Wayne county, where as a young man he entered the employ of the R. W. & O. and continued in the employ after the road was acquired by the New York Central, serving as engineman until retirement.

Mr. Dowd was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers and served as president of the organization. He was also a member of the R. W. & O. Pioneers' association and of Rose Lodge F. & A. M. of Rose, Wayne county.

Mr. Dowd had a wide acquaintance, being companionable by nature and was respected by all with whom he came in contact. Surviving are his son and sister, Mrs. Murray Van Patten of Wolcott and several grand and great grand children.

Funeral service at the home of his son Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Huron cemetery where Masonic service will be held.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
DOWD, Jasper E., 1855 - 1934
DOWD, Lura TERBUSH, wife, 1861 - 1917
DOWD, Earl S., son, 1887 - 1915

The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, November 4, 1937, front page


Stricken with a heart attack while preparing for church, Sunday, Jeremiah J. Gatchell, farmer and a former county and town official, died suddenly about 10:30 a. m. in his farm house three miles north of Clyde. Mr. Gatchell was in his 82nd year.

Slumping toward the floor while dressing, Mr. Gatchell fell against a window and suffered a severe laceration in his neck from the broken glass, according to the family physician, Dr. George Allen, who attributed death to a heart attack.

Members of the family revealed that Mr. Gatchell had been suffering from a heart condition for some time and they constantly feared he might be stricken fatally while driving his automobile. He had been very active, and was in this village Saturday night.

For six consecutive years he served the town of Galen on the Board of Supervisors, taking over the duties for the first time in 1914 and continuing through 1919. Active in Republican politics, he was an assessor in the Galen township for several years prior to being elected supervisor.

Mr. Gatchell was born in 1854, in a log cabin in the town of Huron, near Wolcott, a son of James W. and Mary Gatchell.

He was a member of the Clyde Grange and of Clyde Lodge 300 I. O. O. F., and active in the affairs of Clyde First Methodist Episcopal Church, although not a member of that church.

He is survived by a daughter, Miss Grace Gatchell, at home; a sister, Mrs. Charles C. Shaw, and a brother, Anson W. Gatchell, both of Alton, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Clyde-Rose highway, the Rev. R. F. Smithson officiating. Rites of the Odd Fellows Lodge, members of which will attend in a body, will be at the grave in Rose Cemetery.

[NOTE: not present on Bill Dean's Rose Cemetery master list, but is listed as being interred in Rose Cemetery on findagrave (Jeremiah J. Gatchell, 1854 - 1937)]

Wayne County Journal, Palmyra NY, Thursday, April 2, 1908, page 5

Hon. E[dward]. B. Wells, one of the best known men in Wayne county and prominent in politics, died at his home in Clyde yesterday morning, aged 74 years. For fifty years he had conducted a marble business in Clyde and served as postmaster, supervisor and member of assembly for two terms in 1872 and 1873.

Maple Grove Cemetery
WELLS Edward B. 1833-1908

The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, March 25th, 1903

The death of one of the most esteemed and respected citizens of this community occurred last Saturday morning when Irwin A. Forte passed away, aged 59 years. Deceased was born in Cazenovia and came to Clyde in 1872, engaging in the business of publishing the Clyde Times which he had purchased and successfully edited the same for twenty-two years until failing health compelled him to retire. He was afterwards elected Clerk of the Town of Galen and still held the office at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. D. L. Edwards, one sister, Mrs. W. N. Field and a brother Rev. Irving Forte of Fort Edwards. Funeral services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. F. N. Bouck officiating. The remains were taken Tuesday morning to Cazenovia for interment.

The remains of Charles Lawrence, a former resident of Clyde, but late of Kane, Pa., arrived in town yesterday for interment. Deceased was 48 years old.

Maple Grove Cemetery
LAWRENCE Benjamin H. 1835-1897
LAWRENCE Mary J. wf Benjamin 1837-1885
LAWRENCE Charles W. son Benjamin & Mary 1855-1903

The remains of George P.(?) Smith, late of Palmyra and formerly of Clyde, were brought to this village yesterday for interment.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, March 28, 1904

Elbert Briggs

North Rose, March 27- A telegram received here announced the death of Elbert Briggs, of this village, which occurred at the house of his sister, Mrs. Sonham(?) Post, at Syracuse, where he had been spending a few weeks. His death was due to Bright's disease. He was about 50 years of age. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Post, of Syracuse; Mrs. Caroline Miles, of Rose, and three brothers, Luman, Lyman and Birney, all of North Rose.

Rose Cemetery
Briggs, Elbert, 1850 - 1904

The Clyde Times, Thursday, February 11, 1904

South Butler

The death of Mrs. Fry, mother of Gilbert Fry, occurred Sunday, Feb. 5th/6th, at the age of 81 years.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Richard 1822 - 1895
Paulina, wife, 1822 - 1904

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