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Part 13

NEW 12/6/15   From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Monday, December 19, 1892, page 4

The death of Andrew J. Piersall, of South Butler, occurred Saturday morning, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. L. H. Dratt, with whom he has made his home for some time. He had been a great sufferer from cancer of the face for more than a year, which caused his death. His age was 75 years. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. George Lockwood, of Savannah; Mrs. L. H. Dratt, and Mrs. Fremont C. Hebbard, of South Butler. Funeral services will be held from the house to-day at 11 o'clock, and the remains will be interred beside those of his wife. Mr. Peirsall (sic) was a member of Savannah Lodge, F. and A. M., and was also a member of the Methodist Protestant church of South Butler for many years.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Andrew, Dec 17, 1892, 74y
Matilda A., wife, May 12, 1890, 70y

NEW 12/6/15   From the Palmyra Register, Tuesday, September 1, 1818


In Geneva, on the 15th ult. Miss Amelia Chapin, daughter of Col. Cyrenius C. in the 18th year of her age.

Local residents would have been interested in and sympathetic to Amelia's death. Palmyra was still part of Ontario County, and her father, Dr. Cyrenius Chapin, a hero of the War of 1812 in Western NY, and his family were residing in Geneva NY at the time. On her findagrave listing, Amelia's dates are given as January 13, 1801 - August 15, 1818. Amelia and other family members' names are inscribed on the large modern Chapin family monument in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, NY, although all individuals listed might not be buried there. This article about her father says that when he passed away in 1838 he was buried in the cemetery where Erie County's Old County Hall was built in Buffalo in the 1870s. This was the Franklin Square Cemetery, the original burial place of many soldiers of the War of 1812.

NEW 12/6/15   From the Palmyra Register, Tuesday, September 8, 1818


In this village, on the 5th inst., ELEAZER BIGELOW LILLY, only son of Capt. Asa Lilly, aged 17 years.

Several people buried in Palmyra Village Cemetery have the surname LILLIE.

In this town, on the 22d ult., Mrs. ___biah Fanning, wife of Mr. Phineas F.

NEW 12/6/15   From the Palmyra Register, Tuesday, October 13, 1818


In this town on the 7th inst. Miss Permelia Horton, aged 16(?), daughter of Mr. Joseph Horton.

A Joseph L. Horton d. 1831 and wife Hannah d. 1827 rest in Palmyra Village Cemetery.

In this village, on the 8th inst. Eliza Ann, youngest child of Mr. Eleazer M. Townsend, aged 18 months.

Palmyra Cemetery
Vienna Street
Townsend, Eliza Ann - dau. of Eleazer & Eliza, Oct. 8, 1818, 18m

NEW 12/6/15   From the Palmyra Register, Tuesday, October 20, 1818


In this Village on the 15th inst. Duncan M. Sexton, youngest child of Mr. William S. aged about 13 months.

NEW 12/6/15   From the Palmyra Register, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1818


In this town on the 26th inst. Miss Rowena Lakey, aged 16 years, daughter of Mr. James Lakey.

Palmyra Cemetery
Vienna Street
Lakey, Rowena - Nov. 26, 1818, 16y

NEW 12/6/15   From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1929, page 2

Rose News.

Mrs. Lucy Sheffield Wade, widow of E. D. Wade, died Saturday morning, Oct. 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. P. Osgood. Mrs. Wade had just passed her 79th birthday and had been in failing health for six years. She was a member of the Rose Baptist Church for 61 years. She leaves a daughter, Lulu, of Rose and a son, Frank, of Beaver, Pa., and two grandchildren, Herbert and Ludy Osgood; a sister, Mrs. Martha Osborn of Rushford and a brother, James A. Sheffield of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rose Cemetery
Bill Dean's Reading
Wade, Ensign D., spouse Lucy M.,, married 1872, 1851 - 1922
Wade, Lucy M. Sheffield, spouse Ensign D., married 1872, 1850 - 1929

NEW 12/6/15   From The Palmyra Courier, Friday, April 19, 1872

Isaac Beadle, an aged resident of Marengo, died March 31; aged 89.

NOTE: This is a mistake as to first name. In the last census in which he appeared, 1870, Loami Beadle, age 88, resided with his son Isaac Beadle. Loami Beadle (1782-1872) rests in Beadle Cemetery, Town of Galen. The photo of his stone on findagrave clearly shows the following:

Mar. 31, 1872
Aged 89 yrs. & 9 Mos.

NEW 12/6/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, October 10, 1901, page 3

Once Prominent at Sodus

Word was received at Sodus yesterday of the death of a former prominent resident of that village, Milton Granger, who died at Monterey, Mich., after an illness of several days, at the age of 89 years. The deceased was born February 11, 1812. When he reached the age of manhood he located at an Indiana town, and later moved to Michigan for a short time. Then he returned to Sodus, where for many years he was one of the leading business men of the village. He was also influential in the Democratic party. Miss Caroline Snow became his bride in 1858, but she died in 1875. Later he moved to Michigan. Those who survive him are two brothers, John M. Granger, of Allegan, Mich., and B. F. Granger, of Monterey, Mich., and two sisters, Miss J. J. Granger and Mrs. James McAlpine, of Monterey, Mich. There are numerous cousins and distant relatives in various Wayne county towns.

From findagrave listing:

It says that Milton was b. February 11, 1812 in Sodus NY and d. September 28, 1901 at Monterey Center MI. His wife Caroline Snow d. April 27, 1875 at Monterey Center MI. Both of them rest in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Monterey Center, MI.

Burial in Clyde.

The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Jenkins Bowen was attended from her home in Galen Tuesday afternoon. Rev. P. E. Smith of Tyre and Rev. J. J. Borayton, of Clifton Springs, conducted the services and the music was rendered by Mrs. O. J. Anderson and William Schoonmaker. The burial was at Maple Grove cemetery at Clyde.

Maple Grove Cemetery
Town of Galen
BOWEN Caroline C. 1820-1901

NEW 12/6/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, March 29, 1886, page 5

Mrs. First died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Robinson, of Angell's Corners, on Thursday night. She was stricken by paralysis on Monday and died without becoming conscious.

Burt R. Kershaw, of Pompey, Onondaga county, while on a visit to his brother-in-law, Charles Graham, at Clyde, was taken sick and died at 10:30 o'clock Friday evening. The remains were taken to his former home for interment on Saturday.

NOTE: there is a Burt Kershaw listed on findagrave:

Pompey Center Cemetery
Pompey, Onondaga County NY
b. Oct. 11, 1870 Pompey
d. Mar. 2, 1885 Pompey
Inscription: ae 15yrs s/o James D. & Cornelia A.

Mrs. Ridgeway, widow of the late Samuel Ridgeway, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. J. Hance, of Williamson, on the 24th instant, aged 93 years. The funeral occurred at the home of Mr. Hance on the 26th. Rev. C. Shaw, of Ontario, preached the discourse. Deceased took a deep interest in the cause of our arms during the rebellion and lost two grandsons in the struggle for the life of the Union.

New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895
Samuel Ridgway married Elizabeth Bishop
5 Feb 1816
Gloucester, New Jersey

1850 census of Williamson - Elizabeth Ridgeway, 58, b. New Jersey, $3900 real estate
1870 census of Williamson - Elizabeth Ridgway, 77, b. New Jersey, retired, residing with Benjamin J. and Phebe Hance
1880 census of Williamson - Betsy Ridgway, age 86, mother-in-law in the household of Benjamin and Phebe Hance

Pleasant View Cemetery
Town of Williamson
Samuel 1792-1845
Elizabeth wife of Samuel 1793-1886
NOTE: they're interred near Benjamin J. Hance (L1815-1899) and Phebe Hance (1817-1906)

NEW 12/6/15   From the Northwestern Christian Advocate, Vol. 51, August 26, 1903, page 27

BROWN.- George Brown was born in Nottinghamshire, England, June 28, 1828, and died in El Cajon, Cal., July 4, 1903. When a young man twenty-one years of age he came to the United States, making his home in Sodus, N.Y. He joined the M. E. church at that place in 1851. Four years ago, when he came to El Cajon, he joined the Presbyterian church. He was a consistent church member for over fifty years.

NOTE: George Brown might be an example of an individual for whom Wayne County was a "stepping stone." or he might have been related to one of the other local immigrants from England of the mid-19th century time period. George arrived at a time when many Wayne County folks were still migrating to Michigan and selling their land to new immigrants. A look at the 1850 census pages on either side of Gamaliel Case's listing shows a striking clustering of farms belonging to fairly young English-born farmers in a circumscribed section of the Town of Sodus. Birthplaces of children indicate that the families arrived in the U.S. in the 1830s through late 1840s. Other neighboring households also employed single young laborers from England. George Brown might not have stayed in Wayne County for long, but following up on his story and migration pattern could be helpful to researchers following other Wayne County families of British heritage.

In the 1850 Sodus census, George Brown, age 22 and a common laborer, was residing with the large family of farmer Gamaliel Case.

In the 1860 census of Rubicon (P.O. Neosho), Dodge County, Wisconsin, farmer George Brown, age 32, b. England, wife Atlanta Brown, age 26, b. New Jersey, resided with Mary A. Brown, age 8, born Michigan.

George and Atalanta are mis-indexed in the 1870 census of Richland, Tama County (P.O. Helena), under surname "Bunn," although the handwriting clearly says "Brown." George, age 41, b. England, and able to vote, had a farm valued at $2500, and personal estate of $250. Atalanta's age is indexed as "86", which is exactly as it's incorrectly written on the census page. George was born England, Atalanta born New Jersey, and both sets of their parents were of foreign birth.

In the 1880 census of Richland, Tama County, Iowa, farmer George Brown, age 52, and wife Attie Brown, age 46, resided with nephew Wilas Brown, age 20, a laborer b. England.

In the 1885 Iowa state census, farmer George Brown, age 56, b. England and Atalanta Brown, age 50, b. New Jersey, resided in Richland, Tama Co., Iowa. They resided in the same place in 1895.

In the 1900 census of El Cajon, San Diego County CA, George Brown, age 71, born June 1828, resided with his wife Atalanta Brown, age 66, born May 1834 New Jersey, her parents born England. The couple had been married 48 years and it says that she had no children ever. George said he emigrated to the U.S. in 1850 and freely owned his own farm. In 1910, widow Atalanta resided alone in El Cajon, freely owned her own home, and had her own income. Some of daughter Mary A.'s children were residing in San Diego County when Mr. and Mrs. Brown relocated there. Information on daughter Mary A. Brown from an ancestry family tree states that she was born May 16, 1851 in Michigan, married Lewis Snyder Rosenberger, and between 1870 and 1885 had 5 children. According to the 1870 census of Richland, Tama Co. IA, 18-year-old Mary married in October 1869 and her parents were of foreign birth. Familysearch's database of Iowa marriages has a record of Lewis Rosenberger marrying Mary A. Speck on October 6, 1869 at Tama, Iowa. The Iowa birth record for one of their sons says that her maiden name was Mary A. Speck and she was b. Ohio. When this very same son applied for Social Security in 1937, he said his mother's name was Mary Brown. Did George Brown emigrate to Michigan and marry a young widow, or did they adopt Mary?

Their joint stone at Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego CA:
Born June 2, 1828.
Died July 4, 1903.
16th Wis. Vol.
1834 - 1915

George applied from Iowa for his Invalid Pension on Dec. 4, 1890 for service in both Cos. A and B, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. Application No. 964,492, Certificate No. 688,204. Atalanta applied for a Widow's Pension on July 31, 1903 from California. Her Application No. was 788,862, Certificate No. 573,030. George's rank in was private, rank out sergeant. According to his listing in Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol II., by the Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office, at the time of his enlistment on October 26, 1861, George resided in Rubicon. Remarks say that he was assigned from Co. B to Co. A, with ranks of Vet., Corp. and Sergt. He was mustered out July 12, 1865.

Familysearch's database of England births and christenings has a record for a George Brown, son of William and Mary Brown, who was christened June 29, 1828 at the parish of South Scarle, Nottingham, England. This family resided in the same location in the 1841 England census.

NEW 1/18/15  

"I've attached death announcement for Thomas Austin. He was married to Julia Ann Garrison and after her death in 1846, he married her sister Cornelia Garrison. They were daughters of Martin and Dorothea Garrison of Sodus. Thomas and Cornelia moved to Valparaiso, Indiana and then to Chesnut Valley, Cascade County, Montana.

Second attachment is for Thomas and Julia Ann's son, Martin Austin. He stayed in Valparaiso when the other members of the family moved to Montana.

Third attachment is for Thomas and Julia Ann's son, James Ward Austin.

If you want more of a biography on this family, let me know. Thomas and Cornelia are my great great grandparents."

Kathie Jenkins, Genealogy Volunteer for Cascade County, Montana

Thomas Austin, Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, Sunday, May 12, 1901, page 8

Martin G. Austin, Valparaiso Evening Messenger, Valparaiso, Indiana, Monday, February 10, 1919, page 1

James Ward Austin, Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, Thursday, January 13, 1927, page 9

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, May 28, 1904, page 8


Hung Himself to a Beam in the Corn Crib During Family's Absence.

Palmyra, May 27- Michael Vandermill, a resident of Vienna street, committed suicide by hanging himself to a beam in his corn crib some time yesterday. Vandermill lived with his stepson, who is employed in the village, and last night when the son went home and could not find his stepfather he looked about the premises and found his body hanging in the corn crib. Deceased was last seen about his home by neighbors at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, and it is thought that he ended his life some time about noon.

Vandermill was 77 years of age, and besides the stepson above mentioned he is survived by two sons, Adrian of Marion and Isaac of Sodus. The body was taken in charge by Undertaker W. A. Cady. Coroner Jennings, of Macedon, pronounced the case suicide.

NOTE: not found in cemetery listings. A man who might be his son Isaac is buried in Sodus Rural Cemetery.

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, May 9, 1918

McCREA- At his home, in Ontario Center, N. Y. Tuesday, May 7, 1918, James McCrea, aged 78 years. He leaves a wife, three daughters, one son, one grandson and one granddaughter.

Funeral services Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church in Ontario Center, N. Y.

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, June 18, 1918

McCREA- At the home of her mother, Mrs. James McCrea, at Ontario Center, N. Y., Monday, June 17, 1918, Miss Lulu McCrea, aged 40 years. She leaves besides her mmother, two sisters, one brother, one nephew and one niece.

Funeral Thursday afternoon, June 20th, at 2:30 oclock at the Presbyterian Church. Interment at Ridge Chapel cemetery.

Ridge Chapel Cemetery
Town of Williamson
McCrea, James, b 1839, d 1918, husband of Mrs. Lydia C. McCrea
McCrea, Lydia C., b 1839, wife of James McCrea, d 1929
McCrea, Lulu M., b 1878, dau of James and Mrs. Lydia McCrea, d 1918
McCrea, Leslie, b 1886, d 19__
McCrea, Margaret, b 1862, d 19__

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, October 22, 1904, page 3

Death at Palmyra.

Palmyra, Oct. 21- Mrs. Julia Lakey, widow of John Lakey, died at her home on Liberty street, at an early hour this morning, after a long illness, aged 71 years. Mrs. Lakey had been a resident of Palmyra for the past nine years. She is survived by two neices (sic), Mrs. Charles Stupplebeen and Mrs. R. A. Vanderboget, both of this village. The remains will be taken to Wabasha, Minnesota, to-morrow for burial.

From findagrave listing:

Riverview Cemetery
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Julia Austin Lakey
1830 - 1896 [d.o.d. is incorrect in listing and should be 1904. See the clear photo on findagrave of the joint large granite stone with her husband, which reads:

Wife of
1830 - 1904

Her husband's engraving on the stone says:
1825 - 1896

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Moday, March 6, 1916

Mrs. Ross Wilber

Lyons, March 5- Word was received here on Saturday of the death in Olean of Mrs. Mildred Tournier Wilbur, wife of Ross Wilbur. Mrs. Wilbur was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Tournier, of this village, and was 22 years old. She leaves, besides her husband, one son Robert, an infant born February 29th, her father and mother, and two brothers, Frank of Boston, and Rhea, of Mason City, Ia. The remains will be brought to this village Monday afternoon and taken to the Tournier home, in Foster street, from where the funeral will be held on Tuesdasy afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Brown, of the Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will take place in Elmwood cemetery.

Elmwood Cemetery
Town of Lyons
WILBUR Mildred M. 1893-1916 Wife of Roswell B.

Cornelius A. De Nagle

Death Comes to One of Palmyra's Oldest Residents

Palmyra, March 5.- One of Palmyra's oldest citiziens, Cornelius A. DeNagle, died in his home on the East Palmyra road Friday afternoon at a late hour after an illness of several monoths. Mr. DeNagle was a native of Holland, coming to this country with his wife and older children in his earlier years. He was 71 years of age and leaves his wife, who at the present time is seriously ill of heart trouble; one daughter, Mrs. Isaac McGarey, of Pultneyville, N.Y., and five sons, Cornelius Jr. and Peter De Nagle, of Palmyra; Abram DeNagle, of Rochester; John DeNagle, of East Williamson, and Isaac DeNagle, of Walworth.

The funeral will take place from the family home on the East Palmyra road on Monday, Mmarch 6th, at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Garret Elickman(?), pastor of the Holand (sic) Reformed Church of Palmyra, will officiate.

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Sunday, September 29, 1918

Card of Thanks.

Mrs. A. Allen and family of Ontario Center, N.Y. wish to thank their many friends and relatives for their kindness shown to them in the sad bereavement of their son, Freeman B. Allen.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Allen, Freeman B., son, born 1892, died 1918

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, March 18, 1933

VAUGHN- At his home in Ontario Center, N.Y., Friday evening, Mar. 17, 1933, William E. Vaughn, aged 81 years. He leaves surviving his wife, Melvina R., one sister, Mrs. Martha Pearsall of Williamson.

Funeral services from the home, Monday, Mar. 20, at 2 P.M. Interment in Ontario Cemetery.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Vaughn, W. E., born Sep 13, 1851, died Mar 17, 1933

NEW 1/18/15   From the Clyde Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1918

Mrs. Caroline Deady, widow of James Deady, died at her home in this village Saturday morning after a long illness of general debility. She also suffered a fall some time ago which hastened her death. She is survived by two sons, Charles and George Deady both of North Rose. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday from the home. Interment was made in the Rose Cemetery.

Rose Cemetery
Deady, Caroline, nee Swift, wife of James W., 1835 - 1918
Deady, James W., husband of Caroline, 1826 - 1903

NEW 1/18/15   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, April 13, 1891

Joseph Middleton, a much respected citizen of Ontario, died Friday after a protracted illness, aged 78. A wife and two sons, the Middleton Bros., Fruitland, survive him.

Lakeside Cemetery
Town of Ontario
Middleton, Joseph, born Nov 4, 1812, died Apr 10, 1891
Middleton, Orsena, wife, born Jun 12, 1812, died Jul 18, 1903

NEW 1/18/15   From The Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 73, No. 1, July 5, 1919, page 51

Ralph H. Watkins, Wolcott, N.Y.; University of Syracuse, N. Y., 1883; aged 58; a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York; at one time coroner and health officer of Wayne County; died in the General Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., June 18, after an operation for cerebral tumor.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Watkins, Dr. Ralph H., 1861-1919
Watkins, Addie C., 1863-1912
Watkins, Lura J., No Data
Watkins, William, No Data

NEW 1/18/15   From The Clyde Times, Thursday, April 4, 1912, page 8

North Rose

The death of Mrs. A. Knapp occured last Saturday afternoon at her home east of this village after a lingerinig illness aged 65 years. She is survived by her husband and one daughter Miss Mae Knapp at home. The funeral was held from the home last Tuesday.

People in this section were shocked and grieved to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Elizabeth Seager wife of Asher W. Seager of this village which occurred last Saturday evening on her way home from choir meeting; she had reached the home of Sears Brush where she was found on the walk by Mrs. Sears Brush who heard her groans. She died while being removed to her home and before the arrival of a doctor. Mrs. Seager was a fine christian character. She was a member of the Methodist Church also of the choir. Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers Elias Klippel of Lyons, Jacob Klippel Lock Berlin and Daniel of Minneapolis Minn., also four sisters Mrs. Stiller of Rose, Mrs. Schmoke of Zurich, Mrs. Chas. Seager of North Rose and Miss Julia Klippel of Albion. The funeral was held from the church yesterday afternoon.

Rose Cemetery
Seager, Elizabeth A., nee Klippel, wife of Asher W., 1858 - 1912
Seager, Asher W. husband of Eliz. A., 1843 - 1915


The funeral of James Loveland age 67 years was held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. J. Edwards officiating. The remains were taken to Pennsylvania Monday to be buried beside his wife.

NEW 1/18/15   From The Record, Sodus, N.Y., December 13, 1907

The remains of Mrs. Lovina Ackerman, who died in Galen, at the home of Mrs. Odell, of senility at the age of 86? years, were interred in the Rose cemetery Monday afternoon.

NEW 1/18/15   From The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Tuesday, March 3, 1891


On Friday last after an illness of only a week, occurred the death of one of our most highly esteemed citizens, John VanDuser, at the age of 36 years. Mr. VanDuser was a man of exmeplary habits and possessed a strong attachment for his home and family, and was a husband and father of exceptional devotion. By his life of integrity and uprightness he endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact and in his sudden demise, the community as well as the family suffer a severe shock. He leaves a wife and two children, Mildred and Myrtle, aged 10 and 8 years, and the funeral services, which were very largely attended, were held from the St. John's Catholiic Church at 11 A. M., Monday, Rev. J. J. Gleeson officiating. The sympathy of our citizens is extendend to the grief stricken wife and children.

St. John's Catholic Cemetery
Town of Galen
Van Duser
John, 1856-1891
Mary, 1856-1939

NEW 1/18/15   From The Democratic Herald, Clyde N.Y., Tuesday, April 16, 1889

Mrs. J. M. Cosad, mother of ex-supervisor Samuel Cosad, of Huron, died on Sunday afternoon, at the age of 72. Funeral is being held today from the residence in Huron.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
COSAD, James M., Aug. 15, 1893, 82y 8m 26d
COSAD, Catherine, wife Apr. 14,1889, 71y 11m
COSAD, George Combe, June 24, 1866, 23y 9m 1d
Information from Mrs. Cosad's findagrave listing.

Huron Evergreen Cemeter, Town of Huron
Catherine Cosad
May 1817 - April 14, 1889
Ae 71y & 11m

Milton S. Price, the oldest dry goods merchant in Syracuse, died in that city on Tuesday night, in his sixty-fourth year. Mr. Price had been engaged in the dry goods business in Syracuse for a period of more than thirty-six years.

Information from Mr. Price's findagrave listing. Included are photos of his monument:

Milton S. Price
Born - Oct. 1, 1824, Woodstock, Ulster County NY
Death - Apr. 9, 1889, Syracuse, Onondaga County NY
Burial - Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County NY

NEW 1/18/15   From The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Tuesday, March 3, 1891

The funeral of Lydia Luffman, wife of Edward Luffman, who died Saturday, aged 22 years, was held Monday afternoon at the residence of Herman Grinnell, three miles south of here, and near Ferguson's Corners.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
LUFFMAN Lydia GRENELL wife of Edwin 1869-1891
LUFFMAN Fay E. her son 1891-1908

NEW 1/18/15   From The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1892

The death of Robert Howe, a former citizen of Clyde, occurred at Parma, Mich., Wednesday night. The deceased was 48 years of age.

As we go to press, notice has been received of the death of Hon. John H. Camp, at his residence in Lyons. Mr. Camp was about 64(?) years of age and a prominent lawyer. He was also the Republican State Committeeman for this district. A more extended notice will appear later.

Wikipedia Biography of John H. Camp

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, December 10, 1897, page 4






Contention Over the Burial Plot of Mrs.
Phoebe Allee - Claim Made That
the Family Did Not Own
it - The Funeral Delayed.

A scene, unprecedented in Lyons, took place yesterday in the Rural cemetery in that village. All the morning, and until a few moments before the arrived, at 3:30 o'clock P. M., of the funeral procession bearing the remains of Mrs. Phoebe Allee, one of the oldest residents of the village, there had been in progress there a lively contest between opposing laborers, one of whom, Martin Abert, had been engaged by the family of the deceased to prepare a grave for the dead woman. The three others, Fred Ritter, Philip Kaiser and Martin Broderick, acting under the order of Dr. D. S. Chamberlain, the secretary of the cemetery association, maintained a determined war against Abert, and twice filled up the grave when he had it about completed.

Abert began the work Wednesday afternoon, and had excavated about two feet of earth when he quit for the night. Yesterday morning he was surprised to find the excavation filled up. He began again. When he had thrown about four feet of earth, Special Policeman D. E. Buell arrived and ordered him to desist. Abert kept on. A few minutes later Ritter and Kaiser appeared armed with shovels and began refilling the grave. Abert could not keep pace throwing out the dirt, and was obliged to get out. This operation was repeated.

By this time news of the trouble had reached uptown. When a Democrat and Chronicle correspondent he (sic) found a delegation of business men watching the proceeding, some of whom expression their epinion (sic) in plain language and assumed the responsibility of assuring a peaceable burial for Mrs. Allee at the proper time beside the remains of her husband and children. At the command of Sexton Royle (sic) the opposition forces withdrew, and Abert was permitted to continue his work. The burial was delayed but a few minutes.

Mrs. Allee was the last of her family. She was 88 years of age, and for twenty years had been totally blind. Upon the lot where her remains were buried yesterday are the graves of her husband, Jeremiah Allee, who died twenty years ago, and those of seven children, some of whom were buried there more than thirty years ago. Her son, Edward, of Company B. Twenty-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer (sic), who died at Baltimore July 29, 1862, from the effects of a wound received at Gaines Mills, Virginia, two days before, is buried there. There also lie the remains of another son, George, a soldier of the One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Volunteers. Although of late the matter of titles to lots in the Rural cemetery has often become prominent is the talk of the village, it is not known that the ownership of the Allee lot had ever been questioned.

Mrs. George Allee, widow of one of the dead soldier sons above mentioned, is the only remaining representative of the family. Though in very modest circumstances she had cared well for her blind mother-in-law for many years and when the complications above recited set in she sought the advice of Attorney Charles T. Ennis. Mrs Allee stated that Dr. Chamberlain had demanded twenty dollars in payment for the lot and that she could not pay it. Mr. Ennis advised her to pay no attention to the demand and took the matter in hand himself, accomplishing the burial, but not without much difficulty.

From The Evening Herald, Syracuse NY, Friday, December 10, 1897




Disgraceful Proceedings Resulting From
Disputes Over a Title to Lots in the
Lyons Rural Cemetery - Grave Digging
Under Difficulties.

Lyons, Dec.10- Dr. D. S. Chamberlain, who has charge of the Lyons Rural cemetery, refused permission for the digging of a grave for the remains of Mrs. Phoebe Allee. The remains of Mrs. Allee's husband and two sons, who served in the late war, and five other relatives were buried in the lot, which Mrs. Allee's relatives claim was bought and paid for by Mr. Allee more than thirty-five years ago

Doctor Chamberlain said the lot was not paid for in full and demanded $20 in settlement of the claim. It is currently reported that the records of the Cemetery association have not been correctly kept and that the title of many other lots disputed by the association, and, as many of the people who claim ownership have lost their deeds and have failed to have them recorded, more serious trouble is likely to result from time to time.

The friends of Mrs. Allee, when refused the permit to dig a grave, sought legal advice, and then employed Michael Abert to dig it in spite of Doctor Chamberlain's refusal. Albert began the work on Wednesday night and found yesterday morning that the grave had been filled again. He was instructed to keep at work. At this Special Policeman Dexter E. Burell, a Grand Army man, accompanied by "Skip" Ritter, Martin Broderick and Philip Kaiser, appeared and filled the grave faster than Abert could remove the soil. When the grave had been filled the men retired and Abert retired again for legal advice. He was sent back with Frank Dunham as a guard yesterday morning. Abert dug down again, at which application was made to Police Justice Williams for a warrant against Abert for trespassing, and other offenses incident upon the grave digging. Police Justice Williams refused to issue the warrant.

Abert had dug down deeply into the grave. Then the gang descended on him again and filled the grave up, partially burying Abert. He again retired for legal information.

At this the community was aroused. Indignation was expressed on all sides. Justice of the Peace Daniel E. Engel and John S. Jordan accompanied by a crowd of business men and reporters, went to the cemetery with Fred Miller and the work of digging the grave was again commenced. The funeral was delayed for a half hour during which time both Abert and Miller worked like beavers. They succeeded in digging down about five feet before the funeral procession arrived. When the hearse drove up, it was found after the body was ready to be placed in the rough box that the grave was not long enough, so the casket was replaced in the hearse and the workmen proceeded to complete the grave. After a delay of fifteen minutes the work was completed and the body was peacefully lowered into the grave beside the body of her husband, two sons and five other relatives.

Mrs. Phoebe Allee, the deceased, was nearly 85 years of age. She had been blind for nearly twenty years.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, December 17, 1897, page 4


Sexton Boyle Was Yesterday Tried and Convicted


Several Witnesses Were Sworn and
Testified Concerning the Owner-
ship of the Lot in Controversy
- Wayne County News.

The trial of the case of the people against James B. Boyle, sexton of the Lyons Rural cemetery, was concluded before Justice Williams yesterday. Sexton Boyle was charged with an assault upon Michael Abert, committed the 8th instant, in attempting to prevent Abert from digging a grave in the cemetery for the remains of the late Mrs. Phoebe Allee. Frederick Ritter and Philip Kaiser were also arrested upon the same charge. By stipulation the evidence in the Boyle trial should be accepted as to the other two defendants. C. T. Ennis, attorney for the people, at the first hearing several days since, put several witnesses upon the stand whose evidence had to do with the ownership of the Allee lot which had been denied by Dr. D. S. Chamberlain, secretary of the cemetery association. Other witnesses told the story of the contest of shovelers incident to the preparation of the grave, bringing into prominence the details of actions of the defendants who twice filled up the grave throwing dirt upon Abert in the operation. Thaddeus Collins, Jr., appeared for the defense yesterday. He stood first upon the question of ownership, and then upon the by-laws of the cemetery association.

Dr. Chamberlain was sworn. He said he was secretary of the association and that A. M. Leach, H. J. Leach, G. B. Gavitt, Milton Mirick, T. W. Collins and S. D. Holmes were trustees. Witness stated that there had been no meeting of the association or its officers since 1885. Replying to Mr. Ennis's question as to who was president of the association the witness stated that he did not know whether there was a president or not. Dr. Chamberlain produced the record book of the association containing the articles of incorporation of the association adopted at a meeting held at the Wayne county clerk's office June 19, 1847, which provided that the annual meeting shall be held in June in each year. He also produced the by-laws and introduced in evidence section eight thereof which provides that no burial shall take place upon any lot in the cemetery without the consent of the trustees under a penalty of $10.

Justice Williams denied a motion for the discharge of the defendant, at the close of the evidence, and held defendant guilty upon the ground that the Allee family was rightfully in possession of the burial lot and that any interference with such rights was wrongful.

The court held further that it was not necessary that there should have been any criminal intent and that a technical assault had been committed. The same judgment was entered in the cases of Ritter and Kaiser, who were discharged, they having been hired by Royle (sic). The latter will be sentenced this morning.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
ALLEE Edward was wounded in Grant Mills, Va. June 27, 1862 and died of his wounds in Baltimore, Md. July 29, 1862, 22y 10m 5d "Rest in Hope"
ALLEE Eddie G. son A.K. & S.J. d Feb. 6, 1869, 2y 1m 2d
ALLEE Irving 1880-1937
ALLEE George W. Co C 160th N.Y.S.V. d Dec. 28, 1888, 47y
ALLEE Mother - Father - Orrin W. - Emma - Robert P. - no dates

From The Lake Shore News, Thursday, June 7, 1906, front page


Passed Away as the Clock Was Striking
4 Monday Afternoon.

Capt. George B. Curtis, of Wolcott, died as the clock was striking 4 Monday afternoon.

He was taken worse about noon and at 12:30 went to sleep, never to awaken again in this world.

At the last there was paralysis of the vocal chords and throat and he had not been able to make himself understood for two days before his death, though his mind was as clear as ever.

For fifteen years he had been totally disabled, in summer making his way about town in a wheel chair and in winter condemned to remain housed up at his home on West Main street.

His trouble was paralysis of the lower half of his body, as the result of service in the civil war, for which, after he became totally disabled, the government he had served to protect paid him a pension of $72 a month.

The paralysis and his inability to take much physical exercise produced gastric catarrh of the stomach and bowels, poisoning his circulation at the last. During his last sickness his temperature often went to 104 degrees and besides, he was much distressed by hicoughing (sic).

No man was more widely known about Wolcott, or more highly esteemed, than was Capt. Curtis.

He was 68(?) years old on the 9th of April. He was born in New York city, James Flander. His parents died when he was five years old, when he was adopted by John F. Curtis, who used to run a cabinet shop her and also lived in Huron. Mr. Curtis died about twenty-five years ago.

George C. Curtis married Jennie A. Miers, of Sodus. They had two children, Omar M. and Nelle A. Curtis, both of this village.

At the outbreak of the war Mr. Curtis enlisted as a 30-days' man, a private in a Michigan regiment. After his time had expired he came east and at Auburn helped to raise the 75th regiment, going out in company H. as a sargeant. He was afterwards promoted and he became a captain.

He helped to organize William Dutton post, G. A R., on July 16, 1875, and was its first commander. The name was afterwards changed to Keeslar post, NO. 55, the old number being retained.

The funeral was held from the house at 2 p.m. yesterday and was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. Charles T. Shaw, the Presbyterian pastor. The bearers were James G. Cook, John G. Strait, G. H. Northup, W. D. Campbell, A. B. Thacker and M. E. Cornwell. The interment was in the family lot in Leavenworth cemetery.


We desire to thank all our friends for their kindness to us during the last illness and after the death of our husband and father.

Mrs. Jennie Curtis
and Family.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Curtis, George B., 1839-1906 Flag
Curtis, Jennie A., 1840-1915 Wife
Curtis, Omar M., 1867-1916

From the Marion Enterprise, Saturday, November 27, 1880

LAKEY- At his residence in Palmyra, Nov. 22, Capt. Ira Lakey, aged 67 years.

Palmyra Cemetery - Vienna St.
Lakey, Capt. Ira - Nov. 22, 1880 67y 7m 5d
Lakey, Judith Eldred - wife, Aug. 1, 1876 52y 4m 5d
NOTE: Capt. Ira Lakey, a sea captain, was the son of Abner Forbes Lakey and Lucy Pomeroy.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, May 16, 1894, page 4

Frederick Voekel died at his home south of Lyons, Monday evening, from rheumatism, after a short illness. He was seventy-two years of age and had resided in Wayne county for nearly fifty years.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
VOELKEL Frederick 1822 - 1894
VOELKEL Barbara wife 1842 - 1923

The funeral of Mrs. Romettea Converse, of Clyde whose death occurred Sunday morning, was held yesterday morning. Rev. David Keppel, pastor of the Clyde Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated.

NOTE: the 1880 census of Galen shows the household of Hiram Converse, age 51, his wife Rosette Converse, age 48, and two sons. Hiram and the sons Ira and Eugene are listed in Maple Grove Cemetery, but Mrs. Converse isn't.

Jeremiah Barrett, aged 53 years, died Sunday morning at his home two and one half miles north west of Rose Valley. He is survived by a widow. Funeral services will be held this afternoon. Rev. D. C. Stanton, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, of Rose, will officiate.

Rose Cemetery
Barrett, Jeremiah, husband of Anna M., 1840 - 1894
Barrett, Anna M., nee Collier, wife of Jeremiah, 1841 - 1898

The death of the Hon. Amasa Hall, of Walworth, took place at his home, two and one-half miles north-east of that village, Monday afternoon. Deceased was born on the farm on which he died, January 15, 1816 and during his whole life took an active interest in local and public affairs. In the year 1870 he represented the western district of this county in the assembly. He is survived by a widow, one son and a brother, Warren P. Hall, of Walworth. The funeral services will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Stoody, pastor of the Walworth Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. The remains will be interred in the Hall Center cemetery.

Hall Center Cemetery
Town of Marion
HALL, Amasa (the third) Jan. 11, 1816 - May 14, 1894
HALL, Nancy A., wife of Amasa, June 17, 1816 - Oct. 16, 1896

From the Wayne County Alliance, Sodus NY, Wednesday, Janury 26, 1898

Michael Geider , of Sodus, died in Newark, last Wednesday, from apoplexy. Some three weeks ago he went to Newark to spend a few weeks with his daughter, Mrs. John Finch, as was his custom frequently. Two daughters, Mrs. John Finch, of Newark, and Mrs. Joseph Jones, of Sodus Point, survive him. Interment was made at South Sodus on Friday.


George M. Geider , of Sodus, died of apoplexy Wednesday morning at the age of 88(?) years. He was spending the Winter with his daughter, Mrs. John Fisch, in Newark. The funeral was held Friday morning. The remains were taken to South Sodus for interment. Deceased was born in Germany.


GEIDER - In Newark, with apoplexy, on Wednesday, ___ (illegible) 1898, ___ ___, of Sodus, aged ___ (illegible) years.

South Sodus Cemetery
Michael, Jan. 19, 1898, 83y
NOTE: Mr. Geider isn't listed on the county historian's listings of South Sodus Cemetery as George Geider. It appears that he was the same person as Michael Geider, with the full name of "George Michael Geider."

The death of Mrs. Holland Balch occurred in Sodus, on Friday, Jan. 14, 1898, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Barker.

She came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lund in 1832, and lived in Geneva until 1835, when they removed to Sodus.

Deceased was aged 67 years, and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. Lowley, of Michigan; and Mrs. George Hocroft, of Sodus; and one brother, Thomas Lund, of Sodus.

In 1848 she married Holland Balch, who is still living; also three daughters, Mrs. C. Johnson, of Ontario; Mrs. Charles Barker, and Miss Jennie Balch, both of Sodus; and one son, Charles Balch, of Sodus Point.

She was not strong having many severe back spells during her life, therefore could not attend church as often as she would have liked. She was a member of the M. E. Church over 40 years. She has gone to join those who have gone before in the sweet by and bye.

Card of Thanks.

We desire in this public manner, to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly ___ me during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother. To Rev. Yates for his comforting words; to the choir who rendered such appropriate music; to those who contributed flowers; and also to those who provided carriages, we shall be forever thankful.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
BALCH Holland Co K 65th NYS Vol died 2/18/1898 at 73 yrs
BALCH Jane E wife of Holland died 1/14/1898 at 67 yrs
NOTE: her stone wasn't found in a 1998-1999 survey of the cemetery.

ALMY - In Williamson, on Jan. 2_(?), Mrs. Elizabeth Almy, aged ___ (illegible) years. Mrs. Almy was a sister of C. M. (?) Tuttle.

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 13, 1927, page 10

Hunt's Corners

Marion Chaddock

The friends and relatives of Marion Chaddock were greatly surprised and grieved at his sudden death on Saturday, at the home of his son, Arthur A. Chaddock, three miles east of Rose.

Mr. Chaddock was born in the town of Rose February 24, 1859 and has spent his whole life in this village.

He was married fifty-four years ago last January to Cordelia Aurand, who passed away four years ago in March.

He has been a devoted member of the Clyde M. E. Church for several years.

Mr. Chaddock is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Chatterson, and two sons, Arthur A. Chaddock of Rose and Ernest Chaddock, of Fulton, one granddaughter, Hazel Chatterson of Rose; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Smith of North Rose, and Miss Eva Chaddock of Wolcott; one brother, John Chaddock of Wolcott.

Funeral services were held at the home of his son on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. L. B. Chat___ officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Cemetery.

Rose Cemetery
Chaddock, Marion, son of Frances C., 1850 - 1927, married 1873
Chaddock, Frances Cordelia, nee Aurand, died at Marion, 1848 - 1923, married 1873
Chaddock, Arthur A., husband of Eliz. M., 1878 - 1944
Chaddock, Elizabeth M., wife of Arthur A., 1882 - 1961
Chatterson, Grace Belle, nee Chaddock, wife of Louis F., 1886 - 1975, married 1913
Chatterson, Louis Frederick, husband of Grace Belle, 1885 - 1967, married 1913

From the Oswego Daily Times, Saturday, September 1, 1894

The funeral of the late George Claus a life long resident of Wayne county, was held yesterday afternoon at one o'clock from the late residence of the deceased in Sodus, north of Wayne Centre, Rev. Ernst Heyd, pastor of the First German Lutheran church at Lyons, officiating. Deceased was 82 years of age and has lived in Wayne county upwards of sixty years. He was widely known throughout the town of Sodus as "Shoemaker Claus" to distinguish him from others of the same family who are widely scattered throughout this and surrounding towns. He was born in Germany and had lived in Lyons, Galen and Sodus. On Saturday last, he celebrated his 82nd birthday, apparently in good health. He is survived by a widow, 77 years of age; five daughters, Mrs. Jacob Garvey of North Lyons, Mrs. William Mindel of Lyons, Mrs. Carrie Miller, Mrs. Mary Whitney and Mrs. Anna Proseus of Sodus; seven sons, Phillip Claus of Galen, George Claus of Michigan, Fred Claus of Phelps, Daniel Claus and William Claus of Sodus, John Claus of South Sodus, Charles Claus of Lyons. Interment was made in the family lot in the Lyons Rural cemetery.

NOTE: this particular George Claus isn't listed in Lyons Rural Cemetery.

From the Wayne County Alliance, Sodus NY, unknown date in May 1882

In Memoriam.

Mrs. Louisa Kingsley Norris was the second daughter of Flavel Kingsley, one of the early settlers on what was known as the "Granger settlement." She was born in Sodus, June 5th, 1814, and died May 15th, 1882, lacking 20 days of being 68 years old.

She had always lived in Sodus, and, with the exception of a year or two, in the same school district.

She was baptized March 22nd, 1817. When about 16 years old she consecrated herself to Christ; but for several reasons delayed uniting with the Presbyterian church till July 1st, 1866, at the same time that her son, then a school boy, joined by letter from a church in Hillsdale, Mich.

She was married March 8, 1837, to Rufus F. Norris. They buried 2 infant daughters. Their 2 sons, E. B. and Rev. K. F. Norris, are well known in this community.

For many of the later years of her life she was a great sufferer, but she endured it all with heroic fortitude and patience. She was a woman of rare excellence. As a wife, she was all that a husband could desire. She loved home, and made it attractive; and every one about her happy, if possible. Her motherliness was a strong trait in her character, manifesting itself at an early age. Her mother died when her youngest sister was a wee ___ ___ and she exercised toward the frail ___ motherless one all a mother's ___ and care. The tie between the two sisters has always been one of peculiar ___ and tenderness. Very few will ___ ___ loss so deeply as that sister, Mrs. Hecock. She leaves another sister, Mrs. __ D. Young, and a brother Elijah Kingsley, both of Marion, who were too ill too attend her funeral.

Her adopted daughter, Mrs. Louise Styles, of Middleton, Mass., arrived a few days before the end came. Mrs. __ B. Norris was able to be with her ___ of the time towards the last.

The funeral on Wednesday P. M. was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. While the body was borne from its beautiful surroundings, in the home she loved so well, her freed spirit, we believe, has gone where the flowers bloom in immortal beauty, and the songs she loved are attuned to harps and voices of heavenly harmony - where pain can never come. She is at rest, "Safe in the arms of Jesus."

The bereaved husband and children have our sympathy. Few could meet with such a loss, for few have such a wife or mother to lose. Well may the husband say, in the words of Burmah's great missionary, "The light has gone out in my dwelling."

Naturally modest and diffident, Mrs. Norris was averse to any public display of herself in christian or benevolent work but her private charities were boundless. No one in need ever went empty or hungry from her door.

It is needless to enumerate her many virtues. In his remarks at her funeral, and the sermon Sunday morning, her pastor, Rev. Mr. Richardson, noted many of the prominent traits of her character with surprising accuracy, considering his brief acquaintance with our departed sister.

It was a great consolation to her that her beloved son could leave his charge in the city of Manchester, and be with her during the last few weeks of her distressing illness.

The bereaved family desire to express their thanks to friends for their kindness during their late afflictions, and especially for the sweet music and beautiful flowers.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
NORRIS Rufus F died 4/23/1892 at 77/8/15
NORRIS Louisa wife of Rufus died 5/15/1882 at 67 yr

From theThe Syracuse Herald, Tuesday evening, August 22, 1911


Charles Pease Was Wayne County's Oldest Resident

Ontario, Aug. 22- Charles Pease, the oldest man in Wayne county, died at his home in Ontario Center yesterday afternoon. The aged man, who was in all possession of his faculties, was 101 years old on the 2d of this month. At that time the event was quietly celebrated by a number of his friends, who called on Mr. Pease to pay their respects.

The deceased leaves one son, Franklin B. Pease, of Rochester, and four daughters, Mrs. Lucy Pound, Mrs. Emily Speller, Mrs. Alzora Gurnee and Mrs. Fannie Schnetzer of Ontario. There are a number of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren living.

Charles Pease was born in the town of Tahonic, Columbia county, August 2d, 1180. In 1834 Mr. Pease removed to Ontario and there built the log cabin that still stands on his property, in the rear of the house built for his own home in later years. For many years he was a manufacturer of shoe pegs. He built the first frame house in this section, and imported from England the first wheat drill used in Ontario. He cast his first vote for Henry Clay in 1832, and has voted at every presidential election since that time.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Pease, Charles, died Aug 21, 1911, age 101y 19d
and other Pease's


Wolcott, Aug. 22- Yesterday morning when Gus Lovejoy went to the barn he found the body of his father-in-law, Halsey Smith, hanging from the beam, dead. How long he had been dead is not known, but they think he must have got up during the night or early mornng and gone out to the barn. No one heard him leave the house No reason can be given for Mr. Smith's taking his life, as he was a wealthy farmer and was able to have all he wished.

Halsey Smith was very well known about Wolcott, having lived here all his life, which was eighty years or more. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Gus Lovejoy, who lived with him, Mrs. D. Doolittle and Mrs. C. Munsell, all of Wolcott, and a married daughter in Brooklyn. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 from the home. Burial will take place in the Lovejoy cemetery in Rose.

Lovejoy Cemetery
Town of Rose
Smith, Halsey, 1831 - 1911

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, November 18, 1903, page 4

Mrs. Edward Thomas

Newark, Nov. 17 - Mrs. Edward Thomas died at her home in Church street at 11 o'clock last night from typhoid fever. She was 69 years of age, having been born in Geneva in May, 1834. She had been a resident of Newark for the larger part of her life and was one of the most highly respected women of the village. She is survived by two sons, Irwin and Elliott, and two daughters, Mrs. Edward Whitbeck and Mrs. Charles Gehres, all of Newark. The remains will be taken to Millport, N. Y., for burial. [NOTE: Mrs. Whitbeck was her daughter Sila.]

Information from findagrave listings:
Millport Cemetery
Millport, Chemung County, NY
- Virginia "Jennie" Hinman Thomas
May 18, 1844, Geneva, Ontario County, New York - Nov. 16, 1903, Newark, Wayne County, New York
"Married on 19 Oct 1864 to Edward Thomas .... They were the parents of Sila B., Phoebe, Elliott, Alice and Erwin David."
- Edward Thomas
Jan. 17, 1840 - Nov. 13, 1901, Newark, Wayne County, New York
- Alice Thomas
Mar. 16, 1873 - Mar. 1, 1880

Old Resident.

Death of Ansel A. Cornwell, of Pultneyville,
Native of Canandaigua.

Williamson, Nov. 17- Ansel A. Cornwell (sic) of Pultneyville, died of paralysis last night at the home of his nephew, Fred Cornwall, in that place, aged about 87 years and four months.

Mr. Cornwall spent over eighty years of his life in Pultneyville, his parents having removed there from Canandaigua, his birthplace, when he was an infant. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Martha Brewer. They had two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. Mary Crary of Red Wing, Minn., survives. His second wife was Mrs. Jane Ward, a sister of the Waltons of Alexandria Bay, to whom he was married in 1850/59(?) She died last January.

For seven years Mr. Cornwall was deputy collector for customs of the port of Pultneyville and for many years he was well known as the genial proprietor of the Pultneyville Hotel. During about two years past Mr. Cornwall has been called to bury a brother, daughter, grandson and wife. He is survived by his brother Charles, of Rockport, Canada, and a sister, Mrs. Ann Ocumpaugh of Pultneyville.

Lakeview Cemetery
Town of Williamson
Cornwall, Ansel A. 1816-1903
Cornwall, Jane Walton, wife 1828-1903
Cornwall, Martha, wife, July 28, 1851, 32 yr.

From the Wayne County Alliance, Sodus NY, Wednesday, November 8, 1882

Thomas Wickham, an old and respected citizen of Sodus Point, died on Friday, the 3d inst., aged 74 years. An otituary notice (unavoidably crowded out) will be published in our next issue.

Wickham Family Burial Plot
Sodus Point, Town of Sodus
Thomas, Aug. 28, 1808 - Nov. 3, 1882
Frances S., wife of Thos., Apr. 12, 1809 - Apr. 17, 1884

TOOR - In Sodus, November 1st, 1882, John Toor, aged 80 years, 11 months and 27 days.

The deceased as born Nov. 5th, 1801, near Hatfield in Yorkshire, England, in which shire his youth and early years were passed. He was married to Sarah Box in March, 1831, and soon after, took passage for America. Thus reached Geneva June 11th, and resided with the family of his half-brother, John Middleton, until sometime in the fall of the same year, when they commenced housekeeping near the same place. The next Spring, he began farming on a place where Gorham Station is now situated. In March, 1838, he moved to Sodus and purchased the farm upon which he resided until the time of his death. He, with his wife, was converted i the Winter of '41-42, under the labors of George Wilkinson, who then preached on the Pultneyville charge, of which the Centenary Church then formed a part. They soon after united with the church of which they have ever since remained, faithful and consistent members.

He was strictly temperate in all his habits, and his integrity of character, his honesty and uprightness in all his dealings with his fellowmen, won for him the respect and esteem of all who knew him. - His partner, of over fifty-one years of happy, married life, has been bereft of a kind, considerate husband; his children, six sons and one daughter, (Mrs. Peter Vosburgh), of a loving father, and the church, which he loved so well, of a true and faithful member. But they have that most satisfying comfort that he has passed from this world of sorrow and care to one of peace and rest, and the angels, to whom he pointed so many times during his last days, have borne him on Heavenly wings to that Mansion prepared for God's chosen ones.


Mr. John Riker died at his residence in Ontario, Nov. 3d, aged seventy-two years, having been a resident of the town forty-six years. His was a life different from many men's, whose good character and worth is never thought of until they have passed from this life.

Ontario Village Cemetery
Riker, John, born Nov 6, 1810, died Oct 2, 1882

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, September 11, 1922, page 23

William G. Anstee

Lyons, Sept. 10- William G. Anstee, 71 years old, died yesterday morning at his home north of Lyons. A few weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Anstee celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Fred Cooper, of Syracuse; Mrs. Edward Yackle of Lyons, and Mrs. Lee Palmeter, of Clyde; five sons, Charles, Frank and Grover, of Lyons; George, of Rochester, and John, of Clyde, nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

The funeral will take place from his home to-morrow at 12 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Sass (?), of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the rural cemetery.

Elmwood Cemetery
Town of Lyons
ANSTEE William G. 1850-1922

Mrs. Mary Michael

Wolcott, Sept. 10- Mrs. Mary Michael, widow of the late Henry Michael, of this town, died at 5 P. M. on Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward Riley, of North Wolcott, where she, with her sister-in-law, Miss Katy Michael, had made her home for about a year. Mrs. Michael had been in failing health for a long time. She was 96 years old and was born in Junius on October 30, 18__(?)

The funeral was held from the Riley home yesterday afternoon. Burial was in the Glenside Cemetery in this village., Rev. S. S. Lucey, of the North Wolcott Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Michel, Henry, 26 Apr 1892, 54y 7m 19d
Michel, Mary, 1825-1922 Wife
Michel, Addie, 27 Feb 1885, 16y 1m 3d Daughter

Miss Clare Rice

Lyons, Sept. 10- Funeral services for Miss Clare Rice, who died in New York yesterday, will take place from the home of her sister, Mrs. Emma R. Rudd, in Butternut street on Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. Albert J. Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Lyons Rural Cemetery. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Rudd and Miss Elizabeth Rice, of Lyons, and Mrs. Mary Crane, of New York.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
RICE Elizabeth and Clare no dates

From The Lake Shore News, Thursday, May 31, 1951, page 7

Homer Stone

Funeral for Homer Stone, 81, was held at 2:30 p.m. last Friday in the North Rose Presbyterian Church, with burial in Lovejoy Cemetery. The Rev. Ernest Dickinson officiated.

Mr. Stone died Tuesday, May 22, in Barber Hospital, Lyons. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Barnes of North Rose; a brother, Winfield Shaddock of Rochester; and a granddaughter.

NOTE: Mr. Stone isn't listed in Bill Dean's listings for Lovejoy Cemetery.

W. V. Wells, Sr.

Words has been received here of the death of W. V. Wells Sr., 85, a member of the first graduating class at Wolcott's old Leavenworth Institute. One of the most well-known and colorful residents of Anacortes, Wash., Wells died in a hospital there, Monday, May 14. He had "gone west" sixty years ago.

He was born March 3, 1866, in Mannsville, N. Y. Known here as "Billy", Wells was one of the three members who graduated in the first high school class in Wolcott. The others were the late Jacob Reed, and Mrs. Nellie (Cook) Coon, now a resident of California. Wells was also a graduate of Jamestown College.

A resident of Washington since 1890, he went ot that state after being admitted to the legal profession in Jamestown, N. D., and serving one term as justice of the peace there. He was elected the first police justice in Anacortes, and subsequently was city attorney, city mayor, and member of the state legislature. His first term in the legislature was in 1912, but since then he served in both the house and senate.

Wells was the last surviving member of the original board of trustees of the Anacortes First Methodist Church, which he helped found. A charter member of both the Anacortes Elks Lodge and Rotary Club, he served as president of the latter group in its early years. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 45 years; a charter member of the Mt. Baker Rebekah Lodge, and an active Kiwanian.

His colorful past included a four-year period in the Klondike from 1897 to 1901, when he not only operated his law office out of a tent but participated in placer mining and prospecting.

Funeral was held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at the Jackson Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife; Verna; two sons, Attorney W. V. Wells, Jr., and John A. Wells; two granddaughters, Diane and Marilyn Wells, all of Anacortes, and several nieces.

findagrave listing
Grand View Cemetery
Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington
William V. Wells
1866 - 1951
This has a photo of his marker.

Fred Weager

Funeral for Fred Weager, 79, was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the Robertson Funeral Home, with burial in Glenside Cemetery. The Rev. Chester Zogg, pastor of the Wolcott Methodist Church, officiated.

Mr. Weager died at 2 a.m., Friday, May 25, in the Wolcott Hospital, following a short illness. His health had been failing gradually for several years. Born April 28, 1892, in the Town of Rose, he was the son of Stephen and Amelia Wraight Weager. A retired farmer, he moved to Wolcott about 35 years ago from his farm on East Port Bay Road. His wife, Lena Milliman Weager, died Oct. 27, 1943.

Surviving are two half-sisters, Mrs. Nellie Wells and Mrs. Ida Hallett of Wolcott; and two half-brothers, Walter and Bert Bovee of Wolcott.

NOTE: not on county historian's list. Not on findagrave, but his wife is listed.

Mrs. Bertrand Hewson

North Rose - Funeral for Mrs. Bertrand Hewson, 70, was held at 2:30 p. m. yesterday (Wednesday) at her farm home west of North Rose, with burial in York Settlement Cemetery. The Rev. Stanley C. Robinson, pastor of the North Rose Methodist Church, officiated.

Mrs. Hewson died at her home last Sunday following a long illness. Born in the Town of Galen, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Martin, she lived practically all her life in the Town of Sodus. Surviving are her husband, two daughters Miss Iva Hewson of Sodus and Mrs. Cecil Champlin of Rose; four grand-children, and several cousins.

York Settlement Cemetery
Hewson Myrtle Elizabeth, died at Sodus, NY, 1881 - 05/27/1951
Hewson, Bertand, died at Sodus, NY, 1875 - 02/26/1958

Mrs. Clarence L. Look

Funeral for Mrs. Etta West Look, 63, will be held at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) at the Robertson Funeral Home, with burial in Huron Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Buddle of Sodus Point will officiate.

Mrs. Look died suddenly at 4 a. m., Monday, May 28, at her home in Huron. The wife of Clarence L. Look, she had not been in good health for some time, although able to work.

She was born April 24, 1888, at Richland, Oswego County, the daughter of Judson and Martha Miner West. Prior to her death, she had prepared to join the D.A.R., through the Oswego chapter.

Surviving besides her husband are five daughters, Mrs. John Abel of Huron, Mrs. Walter Brouillette of Sodus Point, Miss Viola Look of New York City, Mrs. Melvin Marshall of Webster, and Miss Martha Jane Look of Rochester; two brothers, Gary West of Altmar and Levant West of Camden; and nine grandchildren.

NOTE: not listed on county historian's list of Huron Evergreen Cemetery, nor on findagrave's listings.

From the Oswego Palladium-Times, Oswego NY, Friday, September 29, 1933, page 11


FULTON, Sep. ___(?) - Funeral services for Mrs. Adelaide Fowler, 50, wife of George Fowler, 713 Manhattan avenue, will be conducted from the family home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. Aaron B. Corbin of the First Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in York Settlement cemetery, town of Huron. Mrs. Fowler died Wednesday at her home after a long illness. [NOTE: listed as Addie Fowler, 1882-1933, on county historian's list.]

York Settlement Cemetery
Fowler, Addie, 1882 - 1933
Fowler, George L., 1884 - 1919

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, March 20, 1918, page 2

Mrs. Achsia Austin

Rose, March 19- The body of Mrs. Achsia Austin, of Savannah, was interred in the York Settlement cemetery to-day. Mrs. Austin dropped dead in a store at Clyde Saturday. She was about 75 years of age, and leaves a sister, Mrs. Henry Jewell, of North Rose, and a brother, Rev. Benjamin Wingett, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

NOTE: not on 1992 reading, but listed on findagrave. That site has a photo of her stone, which reads:

York Settlement Cemetery, findagrave listings
1843 - 1918

From the The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 13, 1927, page 10

Fair Haven News
[Note: this is close to Wayne County, in neighboring Cayuga County on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.]

James King

The death of James King, aged 71, occurred Saturday morning at his home on the west side of the bay. He leaves the widow and one son, Levi. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, Rev. A. T. Clark officiating. Burial in Van Fleet Cemetery.

NOTE: Mr. King isn't listed on the county historian's list of burials in Van Fleet Cemetery, although several other Kings rest there.

Mrs. Cornelia Hendrick

Mrs. Cornelia Hendrick, aged 80(?), died at her home in Sterling Monday afternoon. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. Rev. Mr. Coe of Sterling officiated. Burial was made in Sterling Cemetery.

NOTE: On the list for Sterling Center Cemetery on the Cayuga County NYGenWeb site, she's listed as Cornelia Hendricks, 1846 - 1927.

Mrs. Peter Van Patten

Mary Van Patten, wife of Peter Van Patten, died at her home near this village Saturday night, after being in poor health for some time. Her age was 77 years. Besides the husband, she leaves one son, William Van Patten and one daughter Mrs. Robert Chase. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. L. Clark officiating. Interment was made in Spring Brook Cemetery.

NOTE: Springbrook Cemetery is just east of Fair Haven, in the Town of Sterling in neighboring Cayuga County. On the list for this cemetery on the Cayuga County NYGenWeb site, she's listed as Sarah C. Wildie Van Patten, wife of Peter, 1850 - 1927.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, May 2, 1905

Sudden Death of Mr. Covell

North Rose, May 1- The death of Charles Covell, a prominent farmer of West Rose, occurred very suddenly this morning of heart disease, aged 65(?) years. Mr. Covell was in his usual health and went to the barn to assist in the morning chores. In about an hour he was found dead. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Kellogg, of South Dakota, and one son, Ross, at home.

Rose Cemetery
Covell, Charles Henry, husband of Jane R., 1840 - 1905

Death of Mrs. Ketchum

Clyde, May 1- Mrs. Sarah R. Graham, wife of Albert L. Ketchum, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at her home, one mile east of this village, aged 47 years. Mrs. Ketchum was in usual health yesterday morning when she was stricken with apoplexy and survived only a few hours. Besides her husband she leaves five sons, Ernest, Alfred, Leon (?), Alexander and Hollis.

Maple Grove Cemetery
Town of Galen
KETCHUM Albert L. 1852-1926
KETCHUM Sarah R. GRAHAM wf Albert 1858-1905

Funeral of Mrs. Horton

Clyde, May 1- The funeral service of Mrs. Cornelia A. Horton, of this village, was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from her late residence on Water street. Mrs. Horton, who died of apoplexy, was 68(?) years of age and is survived by two sons, Dr. Frank C. and Ernest Horton, and two daughters, Miss Grace Horton, of Clyde, and Mrs. Jennie Daboll, of Rochester.

Maple Grove Cemetery
Town of Galen
HORTON Wilson 1835-1887
HORTON Cornelia C. 1836-1905
HORTON Dr. F. C. 1874-1927


News Received of the Death of a Former Resident of Wolcott

Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle

Wolcott, May 1- The announcement was received in Wolcott to-day of the death of Mrs. Anna Henderson, widow of Gerry G. Henderson, of Wolcott, which occurred this morning at the home of her father at Newport, Herkimer county, as the result of quick consumption. Mrs. Henderson was a resident of this vicinity for several years and after the deah of her husband, about four years ago, she continued to reside with his parents for some time.

Last July her health failed and she returned to her father's home. She was of an exceptionally fine disposition and leaves a host of friends throughout this vicinity. The body will be brought here for burial. She is survived by her father and a daughter, four years of age.

Butler Center Cemetery
Town of Butler
HENDERSON Gerry G. 1865-1901
HENDERSON Anna R. 1871-1905
HENDERSON Laura T. 1901-1905




Rev. W. G. Hull of the Methodist
Church Officiated - Members of
the Charmed Circle Acted as an
Escort to the Grave.

Lyons, May 1- The funeral of Miss Ethel Kaiser, who died on Thursday night, was held from the family home in Alloway at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Friends of the dead girl and of her parents gathered from a large surrounding territory to pay their last respects. The house, yard and adjoining shop on the Kaiser place were filled with the lalrge concourse of mourners, the carriages which had brought them numbering over one hundred.

The services were in charge of Rev. W. G. Hull, of the Methodist Church of this village, to which Miss Kaiser belonged. He preached from the text "I will not leave you comfortless." The body lay in an open casket of pink plush, around which mounds of lilies, carnations, roses and violets were heaped.

The music consisted of two hymns sung by members of the Charmed Circle, a religious society of which Miss Ethel was the treasurer and an earnest member. This society, twenty-nine in number, acted as honorary escort to the body, preceding the hearse in the procession to the grave. At the grave, following the customary burial service of the Methodist Church, the Charmed Circle held the service peculiar to the order. This consisted of a portion of Scripture, read by the chaplain, Mrs. A. G. Sheppard, and the singing of one verse of "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Each member of the order, passing in procession around the grave, dropped on the lowered casket a bow of red ribbon, the emblem and symbol of the society. The active bearers were six members of the society. Edith Beals, Minnie Ransler, Letty Garrett, Rena Myers, Ella Bender and Leora (?) Yury.

South Cemetery
Town of Lyons
KAISER, Wm. H., 1861 - 1933
KAISER, Ida M., 1859 - 19(?)
KAISER, Ethel L., 1886 - 1905

Mrs. Isaac Roy

Lyons, May 1- Mrs. Isaac Roy died to-day at her home, near Alloway, after being an invalid for two years. Her maiden name was Mary Westfall. She was born in Lyons sixty-five years ago. Her life had been passed in this village and Alloway. She leaves her husband and one sister, Mrs. John Roy, of Phelps; two brothers, F. D. Westfall, of Minnesota, and David Westfall, of Oneida. [1900 census of Lyons - Isaac Roy, age 61, Mary Roy, age 60]

South Lyons Cemetery
Isaac, 1839-1910
Mary, wife, 1840-1905
Isaac, 1817-1898

findagrave listing
South Lyons Cemetery
Mary Roy, 1840 - 1905
Isaac Roy, 1839 - 1910

Mrs. Abigail Newkirk

Lyons, May 1-The remains of Mrs. Abigail Newkirk, who died at Willard Asylum yesterday, were brought to the family home in Alloway to-day. She was 76 years of age, and besides her husband, Jenks (?) Newkirk, she leaves three sons, Albert of Lyons, William of Alloway and L. J. Newkirk of Auburn.

This is in Seneca and Cayuga Counties, but being posted in case it might help someone:

Mrs. Estella Hand

Waterloo, May 1- Mrs. Estella Hand, an inmate of the Willard State Hospital, died there on Saturday last at 7:30 P. M. Her remains were brought to Genung's undertaking rooms, in this village. She was 4_(?) years of age, and is survived by her husband, William B. Hand, of Byron Center, N. Y., and one son, Albert Hand, of Auburn. She was quite well known here. [NOTE: per a notice in the Auburn Bulletin of March 10, 1904, she was a resident of Auburn when she was committed, declared insane for imagining that someone was trying to poison her.]

From The Clyde Times, Thursday, December 10, 1914, page 8


Walter W. Cushman died Thursday December 3d, at the Good Shepherd's Hospital, Syracuse, at the age of 27 years, of typhoid fever. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 o'clock, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. H. E. Spring officiated. Interment was made in the Rose Cemetery. Deceased is survived by his father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. John L. Davenport, of Rochester, Mrs. Frederick Rotach and Mrs. Raymond Hollenbeck, of Utica, and two brothers, George A. and Henry F., of Clyde.

Rose Cemetery
Cushman, Walter W., 1887 - 1914

North Rose

The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Raymer was held from the home at 2 p. m., Monday. Interment was made in York Settlement Cemetery. The child was two months old and died Saturday.

NOTE: not on 1992 reading of York Settlement Cemetery or on findagrave list.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, March 28, 1927


Lyons, March 27- Word was received by Lyons friends to-day of the death of Nelson Nellis, a former well known resident of Lyons, Saturday in Rome, where he had lived since his removal from this village. Mr. Nellis was the son of the late Nelson and Margaret Nellis and was born in this village sixty-one years ago. The body will be brought here for burial in Lyons Rural cemetery Wednesday morning at 11:30 o'clock.


Lyons, March 27- Mrs. Philomena Di John, 64, died to-day at her home in Shuler street. She leaves two sons, Peter Socci (illegible) and ___ (illegible) Santo.


Lyons, March 27- The body of Mrs. James E. Ludlow, a former resident of this village, will be brought here Tuesday morning from New Orleans for burial in the Rural cemetery. Services from the cemetery chapel at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
LUDLOW, Sarah VOSBURGH 1858-1927

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, December 6, 1912

Mrs. Lewis Frick, Sr.

Mrs. Saloma Frick, wife of Lewis Frick, sr., died Monday night after an illness of about a year. A complication of diseases brought on the end. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Albert Heyd of the Broad Street Lutheran Church, in which the deceased long held membership, officiating.

Mrs. Frick was born in Germany 65 years ago, the daughter of the late Philip Frank, who came to Lyons in 186_(?) He bought a farm in South Lyons. Mrs. Frick was married in 1866 and her husband took her to a farm near Pilgrimsport where they lived until four years ago.

Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Charles, William and Lewis and two daughters, Mrs. John Heidenreich and Miss Carrie Frick, all of Lyons.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
FRICK Louis 1843-1927
FRICK Salome wife 1847-1912

From The Newark Courier, Thursday, April 5, 1917

C. S. Hanks

After an illness of several months, the latter part of which had confined him to his home, occurred on Thursday last the death of Caleb S. Hanks. The deceased had been for twenty years a prominent and successful druggist in Newark and was a man of much ability and held in high esteem.

He was born in Henrietta, N.Y., in May, 1863, and was educated at the Rochester Free Academy and the University of Rochester, from which he graduated in 1873. He was a member of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity and had been very prominent in Masonic circles. He was a member of Rochester Lodge, No.252, of the Ionic Chapter, No. 210, of the Cyrene Commandery, No. 339, and of the Rochester Consistory. He had also been Master of the Olean Lodge, No. 252; High Priest of Olean Chapter, No. _50; Master of the Olean Chapter, No. 33, and Eminent Commander of St. John's Commandery, No. 24. Mr. Hanks became a Mason when he was almost twenty-one years of age and thoroughly enjoyed the work. He organized the Olean Lodge of Perfection and was T. P. Grand Master of it. He also organized the Olean Council, Princes of Jerusalem, and was Commander of the Oriental Encampment, Knights of St. John and Malta, and was also a member of the Mecosta Lodge K. P.

Mr. Hanks, before coming to Newark, owned a drug store at Olean and later one at Hudson.

He is survived by a widow and one sister, Mrs. William S. Dunn, of Scottsville, N. Y.

The funeral services were held on Sunday, April 1, 1917, at 12:30 at the house, Rev. A. J. Saxe, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating, Newark Masons having charge of the interment ceremonies. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Henrietta, N. Y.

findagrave listing
Maplewood Cemetery
Henrietta, Monroe County NY
Plot: A - 139 - 3
PHOTO of his stone on the cemetery's website.
Caleb Sherman Hanks
1853 - 1917

Conrad Lindstrom

The death of Conrad Lindstrom, a well-known resident of this town, occurred last Saturday evening, March 31, at the home of his son, Edwin C. Lindstrom three miles northwest of Newark, at the age of 74 years, due to heart failure, from which he had been suffering for the past six weeks.

Mr. Lindstrom was born in Abild near Falkenberg, Sweden, the 10th of September, 1842, and came with his wife to this country in the spring of 1871. After a few years they settled on a farm in Marbletown, where they resided until last fall, when he sold his farm and went to live with his son, Edwin, and his wife.

He was a man of excellent character and good habits He was always cheerful and happy and always looked at things from the bright side. He was a faithful husband and loving father and always an accommodating neighbor, ever ready to do a good deed.

Besides his wife, four children survive, Albert M. of Butte, Mont.; Edwin C. of Newark; Fred E. of Phelps and Grant S., who lives at home, and eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. P. Allenston, of Phelps; one brother, John E. Lindstrom, of Newark, and two brothers and one sister in Sweden; eight nephew and nieces.

He was a faithful member of the Park Presbyterian church in Newark and of Newark Grange.

The funeral services were held from his home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. C. M. Creighton officiating, and interment was made in East Newark Cemetery.

East Newark Cemetery
Lindstrom, Conrad, 3 Apr 1917, 74 Yrs.
Lindstrom, Grant, 8 Jun 1927, 43 Yrs.
Lindstrom, Infant, 11 Feb 1909, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Lindstrom of Phelps
Lindstrom, Jeanna, 19 Mar 1930, 91 Yrs.
Lindstrom, John, E., 27 Apr 1929, 78 Yrs.

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Frey

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Frey nee Brandling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brandling and widow of the late John Frey, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Smith on Sunday, April 1st, at about midnight on Stuerwald avenue. Death resulted from a heart difficulty, from which she had suffered for several years, but which became quite severe about seven weeks ago.

The deceased was born near Fairville, N. Y., July 27th, 1857, hence lived to an age of 60 years, 8 months and 5 days. At the age of 17 years she joined the Evangelical church, of which she remained a consistent member until her death. Her companion, John C. Frey, preceded her in death, August 20th, 1911.

She leaves to mourn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. Edna M. Smith and Mrs. Adella J. Jackson of Newark and one son, Edward R. Frey, of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hinkle and Mrs. Jennie Pfleger, of Peoria, Ill., and five grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.

The funeral was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Smith, on Stuerwald avenue on Wednesday afternoon, April 5, at 2:30 p. m. Interment was in Willow Avenue Cemetery.

NOTE: not present on county historian's or findagrave's listings of Newark Main Street Cemetery.

Elizabeth C. Scott

The death of Elizabeth D. Scott aged 84 years, occured at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rayfield, West Union street, Thursday, March 29, 1917. Death was due to apoplexy. Deceased was born at Lowville, but had spent most of her life at Clayton, N. Y., where she married Northrup Scott in 1887.

She is survived by a step-son, E. H. Scott, a cousin, Leon Dowd of Hilton, N. Y., and a niece, Mrs. W. J. Hurlburt, of Morrison, Ill.

Brief services were held from the Parker & Schulz chapel and the funeral was held at Clayton, N. Y., Sunday, April 1, Rev. Fritss officiating. Burial was at Clayton, N. Y.

From the Palmyra Democrat, unknown date in 1893, probably in July

Mrs. Paulina Clark, widow of the late Levi H. Clark, and one of the most highly esteemed residents of this section, died Wednesday night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George H. Crandall, on Gates street, aged seventy years. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis which was the primary case of death. She was a member of the Palmyra Methodist Episcopal church and its pastor, Rev. H. C. Moyer, officiated at the funeral at the house Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Deceased leaves three children - Mrs. George H. Crandall, Mrs. Daniel Chase and Mrs. A. Clark, all of this place; also eleven brothers and sisters resident in Wayne county.

Note: not on county historian's lists. Her daughter passed away a few weeks later.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Crandall, Mary Augusta, wife of Geo. H. & dau. of Levi & Philina CLARK, Sept. 6, 1893, 46y

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, September 7, 1893, page 4

Mrs. George H. Crandall, of Palmyra, wife of one of the proprietors of the Crandall packing company, died at Long Island, in Sodus Bay, at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 46 years. Deceased had gone to the island some weeks ago for rest and recreation but was taken ill August 23d. It was thought that she would recover, as news of her improvement had been received in Palmyra Monday evening, but she became worse after that time and sank until death. The maiden name of deceased was Mary A. Clark, she having married George H. Crandall in 1866, their home always having been in Palmyra. Besides her husband two children survive, Clifford and Miss Minnie; also a brother and sister, both resident in Palmyra. Deceased was held in high esteem and was interested in religious work, being an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Its pastor, Rev. H. C. Moyer, will conduct the funeral services, which will be held Saturday from the late home at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the village cemetery.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Crandall, Mary Augusta, wife of Geo. H. & dau. of Levi & Philina CLARK, Sept. 6, 1893, 46y

From the Palmyra Democrat, unknown date in 1893, probably in July

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hibbard, relict of the late Ashley Hibbard, occurred at the residence of her grandson, Fred Clark, on Canal street, at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Deceased was 86 years of age.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Hibbard, Ashley, husb. of Elizabeth, Apr. 24, 1888, 85y

Wm. Deane, who has been sick for some time, died at the home of his mother in this village Friday morning at 10 o'clock. He was a young man who had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his demise. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Deans, Wm. R., son of Laura, 1893

findagrave listing
Palmyra Cemetery
William R Dean
unknown - 1893

From the Clyde Democratic Herald, unknown date, Wednesday, December 4th, 1901

The funeral of Henry Schindler, a former resident of Clyde, was held at 4 p. m. on Saturday last at Geneva.

From the Geneva Daily Times, November 29, 1901

Henry Schindler died at the family residence, 176 Genesee street, at 12 o'clock last night, aged 61 years. Mr. Schindler had been ill nearly six years. The cause of death was diabetes. Mr. Schindler's illness resulted from gangrene, which set in after cutting of a corn. The deceased was born in Clyde. He removed to New York city on attaining young manhood, where he was engaged in the mens' furnishings trade in Broadway for 26 years. Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by one stepson, James C. Beebe, of New York. The funeral will take place from the home tomorrow afternoon, at an hour not yet decided upon. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate. The remains will be taken to New York for interment.

From The Clyde Herald, unknown date in 1926, probably in December

George A. Terry

The death of George A. Terry, a former prominent druggist of Clyde, occurred at Binghamton last Sunday of cancer of the liver. He was 67 years of age.

Mr. Terry was in the drug business here for many years, in partnership with his brother, the late Fred H. Terry, who died six weeks ago. George later started the same line of business in Binghamton where he has since resided.

He was the last member of that branch of the Terry family and he leaves no immediate survivors, the nearest and only kin being a niece, Mrs. Harry E. Snyder, of Baltimore, Maryland.

The remains were brought to Clyde yesterday afternoon and taken to Maple Grove cemetery where interment was made.

NOTE: not on county historian's list of Maple Grove Cemetery, but ...
Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Galen
TERRY Anna wf Geo. D. 1859-1923

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, May 26, 1913

Funeral of William Crisler

North Rose, May 25- The funeral of William Crisler was held from the North Rose M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. J. Edwards officiating. Mr. Crisler was 86(?) years old, and leaves his wife and one daughter, Florence. Mr. Crisler was one of Rose's leading hardward dealers, of the firm of Crisler & Osgood until about a year ago when his health failed.

Note: not on county historian's lists, nor on findagrave.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, May 26, 1913


Former Lyons Man Seized With
Coughing Fit Falls in River.

Lyons, May 25- Word was received here last night by Mrs. C. O. Painter, of Montezuma street, of the death of her son, Edward O. Painter, at Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Painter, who was one of the best known fruit growers of the south, was crossing a ferry on the St. John's river when he was seized with a spell of coughing and fell into the water and was drowned.

Mr. Painter as born in Ontario, Wayne county, 50 years ago, coming to this village when but boy. He resided here until about seven years ago, when he went South to live. Mr. Painter is said to have been very wealthy and to have carried $500,000 life insurance. He was recently made president and superintendent of the E. O. Painter Fertiliser Company, of Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Painter leaves his mother, who resides in this village; his wife and one daughter, Miss Okle Painter residing at Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Dunning, of this village; Mrs. Albert Curry, of Orlando, Florida, and one brother, William Painter, of Deland, Florida.

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 30 1913

Former Lyons Man Drowned in Florida

Edward O. Painter, son of Mrs. C. A. Painter of Montezuma St., this village, was drowned last Thursday morning while crossing the St. John's river to his place of business at Jacksonville, Florida. The deceased was seized with a fit of coughing and during the paroxysm fell over board. It is supposed that while endeavoring to recover his breath from his coughing that his lungs filled with water and although a rope was thrown him from a nearby launch he seemed powerless to grasp it. He sank almost immediately and did not come to the surface again. His body was recovered at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Painter was a frequent visitor in this village and had many friends here. He was born in Ontario, this county, and at the age of sixteen he went with the Delands of Fairport to Florida where he helped to found the village of Deland. About ten years ago he moved to Jacksonville and at the time of his death was president and superintendent of the E. O. Painter Fertilizer Co. with headquarters in that city.

Mr. Painter's last visit to Lyons was four years ago when he motored through here with his wife and daughter bound for Kingston, Canada in the interest of the Florida Fruit Grower's Association.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Okle Painter of Jacksonville, Florida, his mother Mrs. C. A. Painter of this village, two sisters, Mrs. Louis Dunning of Lyons and Mrs. Albert Curry of Orlando, Florida, and one brother William Painter of Deland, Florida.

Mrs. Painter learned of her son's tragic death Thursday noon and left for Jacksonville where she attended the funeral which was held at the former residence of the deceased Sunday afternoon.

Findagrave listing has photo of his stone

Evergreen Cemetery
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Plot: Section A, corner to G and B
Edward O. Painter
1860 - 1913

His daughter Okle Painter Williams (1885-1918) is buried in the same plot.

From the Syracuse Journal, Syracuse NY, Friday, June 20, 1913, front page


Life Insurance Company Takes
Another Tack to Avoid Big Payment.

Baltimore, June 20- The United States Fidelity and Guarantee Company, which applied for an injunction to restrain Chemist Charles Glaser from returning to his relative the organs of the late Edward O. Painter of Jacksonville, Fla., that had been sent to him and Dr. Standish McCleary for analysis, has asked Judge Duffy to appoint a receiver for the organs.

Painter, who was a wealthy manufacturer, fell overboard from a ferry boat in the St. Johns River and was drowned. There was a question whether it was accident or suicide and his relatives sent the body here for examination for poison.

The chemists reported that they had found no trace of poison. The insurance company learned that a part of the organs had been returned and made its application.


The court was asked to appoint Dr. George Whipple receiver and to authorize him to make an independent examination. Counsel for the Painters asserted that the court had no jurisdiction over the organs but for the company it was contented that, as Mr. Painter's policy embraced a contract made before death, the court had jurisdiction. The court agreed.

The company will base its fight on its contention that Mr. Painter committed suicide, after taking out policies for more than $1,000,000 on his life. The premiums aggregated, it is said, $80,000 a year. The company also issued a $20,000 accident policy to Mr. Painter last April, it is asserted.

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 30, 1913

Elsie Reiter

The death of Miss Elsie Reiter, daughter of Mrs. Mary Peters Reiter of this village occurred at St. Mary's Hospital Rochester, Sunday after an operation for appendicitis, which was performed Saturday.

The remains were brought to this village Monday and taken to her mother's home in East Lyons. Miss Reiter was born in this village 12 years ago. She leaves her mother; five brothers, Fred, John, Charles, William and George Reiter all of this village; four sisters, Miss Gertrude Reiter and Catherine Reiter, Mrs. Isaac Holbrandt, Mrs. John Witt, all of Lyons.

The funeral was held from her late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Albert Heyd, of the Broad Street Lutheran church officiating. Interment at Rural Cemetery.

NOTE: not on historian's list of Lyons Rural Cemetery.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, May 26, 1913

Charles Hart, of Clyde, Drowns
While Fishing in Clyde River

Boat Goes to Pieces on Rock - Warren Allen and John Rage, Hart's Companions, Reach Shore.

Lyons, May 25- Charles Hart, of Clyde, was drowned while fishing this morning in the Clyde river, near the Idle Hour house, and the body has not yet been recovered.

Hart, with his friends, Warren Allen and John Rage, all residing in that vicinity, took a boat and started fishing. In some way the boat in a strong current struck a rock and was split in two. All three were thrown into the water. Allen and Rage managed to get to shore. All were well known men who reside on farms about five miles east of this village. Mr. Hart leaves a wife and one son, Hallett Hart.

The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 30, 1913

Farmhand Drowned.

Charles Hart, a farm hand employed at Ferguson's Corners, was drowned at 6:30 Sunday morning when a row boat in which he with two companions, Warren Allen and Earl Wright were fishing split in two near the West Shore Railroad bridge east of the village. Allen and Wright succeeded in reaching shore but Hart struggled in vain and went down.

His body was recovered Monday about 30 feet from where it went down by John Turner of Clyde.

The deceased was 35 years old and is survived by his wife and one son, Hallett Hart.

From The Newark Union, Saturday, April 13, 1907

Roy Emerson Compson

Roy Emerson Compson, of 51 Vienna street, died Tuesday night at 10:20 at his boarding place, No. 8 Water street, Lyons, aged 21 years next October 10th.

Mr. Compson was born on the Compson farm, south of Newark, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Compson. He spent his boyhood in Newark and Arcadia and, at the early age of 17, began firing on the West Shore, January 5th, three years ago. Since last August he had been firing one of the New York Central yard engines at Lyons.

He had attended the First Baptist Church of Newark and was a member of Rev. Mr. Dunkin's Sunday school class. Since Mr. Dunkin's resignation as pastor ot the church, the deceased had not attended regularly. He was a young man of exemplary habits and had a host of friends. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fremen (sic). Among the railroad men he was very popular and the engineers sought his assistance eagerly. As a child he had been interested in engines and as he grew to manhood his love for the railroad business increased.

About three months ago his health began to decline. He kept at work, however, until a week ago Sunday night, when he worked for the last time, and from then he sank rapidly until the end. His parents were notified Monday evening and immediately went to Lyons, where the death occurred Tuesday night

His demise is not only a great shock to his parents, brother and sister, but also to Miss Rena Hopp, of Lyons, to whom he was to have been married in June.

The immediate surviving relatives are: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Compson, a brother, Lee, and a sister Arabelle Compson, besides a grandmother and aunts and uncles.

The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 at the house, Rev. E. U. Braunschweig officiating. Interment will be made at the East Newark Cemetery.

NOTE: not on county historian's list nor findagrave list of East Newark Cemetery.

W. B. Marsh

An exceptionally sad and untimely death occurred at 11:15 a.m. last Saturday, when William B. Marsh, local station agent for the West Shore Railroad, died at the Homeopathic Hospital at Rochester, as the result of injuries which he received at Lyons the previous evening.

Mr. Marsh had spent Friday in Buffalo and, as one of the local trains was reported late, he decided to take the fast train which did not stop at Newark, for Lyons, where he intended to take the trolley for Newark. His train was due at Lyons at 9:55, and as he had only a few moments to catch the first trolley for Newark, he went to the platform of his car and prepared to jump from the train before it stopped. In doing so, his feet slipped from the cement walk and Mr. Marsh was dragged under the train, which passed over his legs, cutting off the right one below the knee and the left one just above. Medical assistance was immediately ___ and everything done to comfort the unfortunate man.

His wife in Newark was communicated with and Dr. E. P. Thatcher, the railroad physician, was notified. A West Shore train was stopped and on it Mr. Marsh was taken to Rochester. Upon closer examination at the hospital it was found that Mr. Marsh was in a very precarious condition and no hopes of his recovery were entertained, because of his weakened and frail condition. As the end was drawing near he was conscious of his fate and faced it bravely and cheerfully.

Saturday evening the remains were brought to his home on Church street in this village, where they laid at rest until Tuesday morning, when Mrs. Marsh accompanied them to Pittsfield, Mass., there the funeral services were held and the interment made.

W. B. Marsh was born at Clinton, in this state, thirty-four years ago. When a boy his parents moved to Clark's Mills,N. Y., where his father was manager of a cotton mill. When still quite young Mr. Marsh entered the employ of the railroad as assistant station agent of Clark's Mills, and there he learned telegraphy and the routine work of the railroad office. He remained there until he was appointed stationagent at Macedon, which position he surrendered two years ago to take a position as station agent at Newark.

During his residence in Newark Mr. Marsh made a great many friends. He was very genial and his constant application to duty greatly increased the local business of the West Shore Railroad, which now amounts to over a quarter of a million annually. Among all the railroad employes he was a great favorite and was also popular in Masonic circles, being a member of Newark Lodge, F. & A. M., of Newark Chapter and also of Zenobia Commandery, of Palmyra.

Mr. Marsh married Miss Mary Faulkner, of Pittsfield, Mass., in 1896, who survives, and she has the sympathy of the entire community in her bitter sorrow.

Mrs. Caroline Armstrong, aged 41 years, died at Wolcott Saturday morning.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Armstrong, Allen, 1816-1884
Armstrong, Caroline, 1816-1907 Wife

John Gillett, aged 84 years, died at Wolcott Saturday. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. George Roe.

John Lancaster, a former Lyons farmer, died Sunday night. He is the son of George Lancaster, of Lyons. Deceased was 42 years old and a resident of this village.

Mrs. Nancy Van Dyne died last Saturday at Palmyra, aged 86 years. She had nine sons who fought in the Civil War. Her only surviving relative is her grandson, Hon. Fred Van Dyne, of Washington, D. C.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
VanDyne, Henry G., husband of Nancy (no dates)
VanDyne, Nancy, wife of Henry, Apr. 6, 1907, 86y
[NOTE: some sons of Mrs. Van Dyne are on the Palmyra Village Cemetery list]

The remains of Mrs. May Parsons Russell, whose death recently occurred at Auburn, were buried at Wolcott last Saturday. Deceased was 40 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Russell.

John M. Holley, aged 22 years, a Lyons brakeman, was found dead on the Central tracks near Savannah Wednesday afternoon. It is supposed that he fell from the steps of the baggage car on which he was riding. He is a son of John Holley, a bridge builder who has been in the employ of the Central-Hudson for many years.

From The Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, Thursday, October 28, 1920


Within ten days after the body of his youngest son, Leslie D. Fowler, brought from overseas where he had died from wounds received in action, had been committed to the soil of his native land, DeWitt C. Fowler, of Huron, died suddenly of angina pectoris at about noon, Monday, aged 76 years.

Mr. Fowler had been in rather feeble health for some time, nevertheless he was at work in the home orchard, gathering apples, Monday morning, when he was protrated (sic) by a heart attack. Dr. S. W. Houston was summoned and administered remedies, after which the pain abated and the patient quickly rallied. A few hours later, however, another attack resulted fatally before a physiciann (sic) could be reached.

Mr. Fowler resided on the family homestead with his only surviving child, Deputy Sheriff Charles Fowler. His wife died a few years ago, as did his second son, Archie Fowler.

The funeral will be held from the house at 2 p. m. to-day, with interment in the Huron cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Huron
findagrave listing
DeWitt Clinton Fowler
Mar. 9, 1844 - Oct. 25, 1920
Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Huron
findagrave listing
Leslie DeWitt Fowler
Dec. 1896 - Oct. 27, 1918, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


Mrs. Sarah Ann Jones, widow of the late Frank Jones and daughter of Richard Garratt, died at her home in Rose, of heart disease, at about 8 a. m. last Sunay, aged 72 years. The funeral was held from the house at 2 p. m., Tuesday, with interment in the Lovejoy cemetery, the Rev. A. L. Hoart, of the Wolcott M. E. church, officiating.

Mrs. Jones is survived by three sons and a daughter, besides her aged mother, Mrs. Richard Garratt, who resided with her. The children are Mrs. Perry Shear, of Rose; Alfred Jones, of Virginia; Frank Jones, of Michigan, and Charles Jones, of Rose.

NOTE: not listed on county historian's list or Bill Dean's list of Lovejoy Cemetery.

Lovejoy Cemetery
findagrave listing includes photo of her stone
Sarah A Garratt Jones
1848 - 1920

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, September 7, 1893, page 4

The funeral of Mrs. Mercy Chittenden, who died at South Sodus Sunday night, aged 84 years, was held at the Palmyra cemetery chapel yesterday at 2 o'clock.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Chittenden, Mercy - wife of Gordon, Sept. 3, 1893 84y
Chittenden, Gordon - (no dates)

Mrs. Mary Carris, widow of the late William Carris, died at the residence of her son, Henry, in Savannah yesterday morning, of heart disease and paralysis. She was born in Little Briton, Orange county, and was 82 years of age. She was one of the oldest settlers on the Crusoe island in the town of Savannah, having moved there over 50 years ago. Two sons, Henry and John, both of Savannah, survive. The funeral will be held at the residence to-morrow at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. E. Campbell, of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

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