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From the Palmyra Democrat, December 9, 1891
Mrs. Polly Lyttle, of this place died on Thursday last aged 59 years. She leaves one son James, a resident of this village. Her funeral took place on Saturday afternoon from the Presbyterian church of which she is a member.
From the Clyde Times, April 15, 1920
The remains of Mrs. Adeline Barrett of Tyre, were brought to Clyde for interment in Maple Grove Cemetery last Saturday. The deceased is survived by one son, Clarence Lamb of Tyre.
From The Record, Sodus, N.Y., unknown date 1905
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Little occurred Sunday at her home near Dayton Mills, after a lingering illness from dropsy. She was a life-long resident of the town of Huron and was held in the highest esteem. Her funeral was held from the Huron Methodist Protestant church Tuesday at 11 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. James Guthrie, officiating. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Thomas, and one son, Frank Little, with whom she resided.
TOWN OF HURON
LITTLE, Frank R., 1856 - 1929
LITTLE, Henrietta, wife, 1864 - 19--
LITTLE, Ray, son, 1894-1910
LITTLE, Henry, 1821 - 1889
LITTLE, Eliza, wife, 1826 - 1905
From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott N.Y., September 1, 1921
MRS. MABEL BERCHER DEAD
Huron, Aug. 31.- Mrs. Augustus Bercher died at the Myers hospital in Sodus last Saturday. The funeral was held at the local Presbyterian church on Tuesday, the Rev. O. P. Wildey officiating. The remains were buried in the Huron cemetery. Mrs. Bercher was formerly Miss Mabel Robinson, daughter of the late Allen Robinson. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, George Robinson, and a large circle of friends.
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, August 28, 1888
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza M. Seeley, widow of the late Munson Seeley formerly of Williamson, will be attended from the residence of her son, Calvin Seeley in Palmyra on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Seeley died Sunday evening after quite a long illness, aged eighty-six years.
Jedediah Gay, a former resident of Clyde, but for the past two or three years had resided on a small farm between Savannah and Butler, was found dead in his field last Saturday. He had been ploughing and parties saw his team standing still, and not seeing him they went to the spot and found him lying dead upon the ground with the lines grasped in his hand. He was nearly 80 years old.
From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Oct. 8, 1889
Mr. Charles Bowmaster, of New York, who was visiting his brother, John Bowmaster, in this village about three weeks ago, died suddenly at his home in New York at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon. He leaves a wife and two children and was about 33 years of age. Mr. Jno. Bowmaster left last evening for New York.
From The Clyde Times, Thursday, April 4, 1907, front page
Mrs. Elsie A. Thomas died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Tibbetts, in this village Thursday afternoon, March 28th, of grip, at the age of seventy-one years. Funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter at three o'clock Sunday afternoon. Dr. Halsey officiated and was assisted by Rev. V. N. Yergin. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.
For the past year or two Mrs. Thomas had suffered a good deal of ill health and at one time last summer was hardly expected to live. She eventually recovered sufficiently to go about a good deal. Very few people new of her last illness until her death was announced.
She was one of the oldest residents of this village, having lived here ever since she was three years of age. Consequently, she was very well known to most of the older residents. She is said to have been the oldest member of the Baptist church.
She was a woman of many admirable traits of character and was thoroughly respected by all who knew her. She was rather quiet and retiring but has many friends to mourn her death.
Besides Mrs. Tibbetts, the daughter with whom she had lived for many years, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. J. P. Ruf, of New York, and two sons, William, of Illinois, and Frank, of New Jersey.
Another death notice, from The Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesday, April 3, 1907:
MRS. ELSIE A. THOMAS. The death of Mrs. Elsie A. Thomas occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. H. Tibbetts, last Thursday afternoon, after an illness of long duration from which she rallied only occasionally. She was in the 74th year of her age and was the oldest member of the Clyde Baptist Church at the time of her demise. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. J. P. Ruf, of New York and Mrs. C. H. Tibbetts of this village, and two sons, William of Illinois, and Frank of New Jersey. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m., from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Tibbetts, on Sodus street. Rev. Lewis Halsey officiating, assisted by Rev. V. N. Vergin.
Louis Malchoff died at his home about six miles south of this village, on Friday morning, March 29th, at the age of fifty-nine years. The cause of his death was heart trouble. Funeral services were held at his late home at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Toewe, of Geneva, officiated. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Malchoff was born in Germany and had lived here for the past twenty years. He was one of the best known German residents of this vicinity and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was an excellent citizen, and a kind friend and neighbor.
Besides a widow he is survived by four sons and a daughter.
Another death notice, from The Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesday, April 3, 1907:
LOUIS MALCHOFF. The death of Louis Malchoff, a prosperous farmer residing aboaut six miles south-east of this village, occurred at his home, after a brief illness, early Friday morning last, at the age of 59 years. Funeral services were held from the late residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Toewe, of Geneva, officiating, and interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery.
From The Clyde Times, Thursday, October 8, 1908
William Young, a former resident of Galen who will be remembered by old residents here, died at his home in New Hampton, Iowa, on Sept. 23.
He was the youngest son of the late Thomas Young, of Galen, and was born in Rose in 1842. His youth and young manhood were spent in Galen, and in 1864 he removed to New Hampton, Ia., where he became a prominent and prosperous business man. He is survived by a widow and three children; also two sisters, Miss Lucy Young, of New Hampton, and Miss Mary A. Young, of Galen.
Henry Traver, one of the oldest and best known residents of this town, died at his home south of this village at an early hour last Sunday morning, October 4, of enlarged prostate glands, at the age of 76 years. Funeral services were held at his late home at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Broadway officiating. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Traver had been in poor health for a long time and for several weeks past was known to be failingl rapidly, so that his death was not unexpected.
He was born in Manchester and came to this town when quite young. He had made his home here ever since.
He was a man whom everybody respected and who had a host of friends wherever he was known. His sterling integrity and bluff good-nature were among his marked characteristics, and he was always a firm friends and an agreeable companion. He was a man of great industry, hard-working thrifty, and an excellent business man, and for many years had been in affluent circumstances.
He is survived by a brother, Asa Traver, and a nephew, Ira Traver, with whom he made his home.
From The Clyde Times, Thursday, August 20, 1908
Mrs. S. G. Perkins, a former resident of Clyde, passed away, August 11, at Rochester, N.Y.
Deceased had enjoyed her usual good health up to the day of her death. She had spent the day at her son's residence, 17 Beacon street, Rochester, Monday, August 10. Tuesday morning, August 11, she was taken ill and suffered from acute indigestion all day until 4 p. m., when she passed away.
Mrs. S. G. Perkins was married to Rush Perkins, an old resident and merchant of Clyde, on June 1, 1875, and lived lived very happily with him here until his death, which occurred June 2, 1881/91(?). After her husband's death she removed to Rochester. Her maiden name was Miss S. Genevra Colvin and she was born at Fort Ann, Washington County, N.Y., March 28, 1831. She was therefore 77 years, 4 months, and 11 days old at her death.
Mrs. Perkins was actively connected ___ enterprises which were started in the interest of church work and social advancement of young people of our village during her residence here. She leaves one son, E. T. Prau (?), of Rochester, and George D. and Francis R. Perkins, stepsons, of Clyde.
Funeral services were held at the residence of George D. Perkins, August 11, at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dr. Halsey. Her remains were laid at rest near her husband in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Life will never be quite the same now to those who knew her, while those who were nearest to her will long for her presence with an unutterable longing, for a mother's counsel and advice and gentle, loving sympathy.
From The Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesnday, November 6, 1907
William Gillett Dead.
At the hour of going to press, we are informed of the sudden death of Wm. Gillett from heart disease at his home in the northern part of the village about 8 o'clock this morning. Mr. Gillett was one of the oldest and best known citizens of Clyde and was 82 years of age. He is survived by his widow, one son, John H. and one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Pattee/Patten(?) of Syracuse. Funeral services have not yet been arranged.
From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1911
SARAH E. STRICKLAND
Sarah E. Strickland, of Syracuse formerly of this village, died Monday, aged 78(?) years. Funeral services will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Peck, 1_2 May Ave., Syracuse, Thursday forenoon and interment will be made at Clyde the same day. Deceased was the widow of George Strickland, Co. A., 9th N.Y.H.A., who was wounded at Monocacy and died in a Baltimore hospital on June 11th(?), 1864.
[Note: the Maple Grove cemetery list has her listed under surname Peck.]
PECK Nathan M. 1865-1929
PECK Anna S. 1865-1932
PECK Beatrice dau. Nathan & Anna 1886 5m11d
*** PECK Sarah STRICKLAND "Mother" 1834-1911
PECK Wm. H. 11 Oct. 1886 65y
PECK Frankie H. dau. Levi & Sarah J. 23 Jul. 1869 4y8d
From The Clyde Times, Thursday, September 24, 1908, page 2
SAMUEL T. FOOTE
Samuel T. Foote, one of the best known farmers in town of Galen, died late Monday afternoon at his home south of Lock Berlin from paralysis and a complication of diseases, aged 69 years. He was born and always lived in Galen, where he owned two large farms. He was a member of the Eureka Grange No. 46, Patrons of Husbandry. Surviving are a widow, sons, William Foote of Lyons, and Elmer Foote and Elton Foote of Galen, one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Foote. Funeral will be held this afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Fred Maunder of Pulaski, N.Y.
Monday afternoon at two o'clock occurred the death of Samuel Foote, at his residence one mile south of Lock Berlin. He had been sick for more than three years, during a large portion of which time he has been confined to his bed and partially helpless. He is survived by a widow, three sons, and one daughter. Funeral to-day (THursday) at 2 p.m., at the residence.
From The Clyde Herald, July 24, 1935
Mrs. Mary Griswold, 88, died at her home in Naples, Saturday night. She was born in Lock Berlin and spent her early life here before her marriage to John Griswold in 1864. He died in 1895 and six years later she married Elisha Washburn of Naples; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Hurley of Walworth, Mrs. Frank Breisch of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Florence Biggus of Naples; a sister, Mrs. Kate Wright of Naples; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Lock Berlin church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Lock Berlin Cemetery.
From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in 1888
Hiram Perkins, formerly Supervisor from Williamson, a well-known farmer and produce buyer, died at the home of his son James, in Hillsdale, Mich., on Friday, December 9th, aged 75 years. His remains were interred at Pulteneyville.
From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, unknown in September or first week of October 1889
John Powers of Clyde was killed Monday night by a West Shore train.
Miss Kate Hanchett of Lyons died Monday night of paralysis.
Miss Louise Bashford, formerly a teacher in Lyons, died in Albion, Mich., and the remains were brought to Lyons where the funeral is being held this afternoon at the residence of her brother, James Bashford.
From the Clyde Democratic Herald, March 4, 1890
The remains of George Vincent, (son of Ovid Vincent, a former resident of Clyde) who died in New York City, from pneumonia, were brought here for interment on Wednesday.
Albert Frey, an upholsterer at Ellenwood's furniture store, died early Monday at the residence of Henry Ellenwood at the age of 25 years. The deceased came here from Lyons, where his parents reside, several months ago, and had many warm friends. Funeral services will be held to-morrow.
The death of Mrs. James Dickie, which occurred at her residence early Thursday morning at the age of 57 years cast a deep gloom of sorrow over her wide circle of friends. Mrs. Dickie had been a sufferer for a long time and her death was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon and the remains were taken to Constantia for interment.
From The Lyons Republican, April 25, 1913
Mrs. Elmer Eggert, aged 70 years, died Friday at her home in Macedon. She was born in Germany and came to this country 43 years ago. After living in Palmyra twelve years she removed with her husband to Walworth and from there three years later to Macedon where they have since lived. Six daughters, one son, 18 grandchildren and one sister survive.
Charles E. Bullock, a former New York Central conductor, for two weeks past a farmer, and well known by railroad men of this village, committed suicide by hanging in a barn on his farm near Corning last Friday morning. No reason is assigned for the act. He leaves a wife and three children.
From The Lyons Republican, February 19, 1915
Lyons relatives are advised of the death at Lincoln, Nebraska, February 3rd, of Mrs. Isabel Dunn Stanley, a former resident. She was a sister of Catherine Dunn of West Water street, with whom she lived when here. With her sons, Charles and Frank, she moved west about thirty years ago.
From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, unknown date between 1888 and 1891
Daniel McGlouglin, who boarded at Yard Master Keating's, died on Monday night of spinal meningitis. The remains were taken to Friendship for burial.
From the Wayne County Review, Lyons N.Y., January 29, 1903
MRS. JANE WHITLOCK
Died at the Home of Her Daughter by Port Jervis Wednesday Morning
Mrs. Jane Whitlock, well known to the older residents of this village and particularly to the residents of South Lyons, died Wednesday morning last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Cuddeback, at Port Jervis. Mrs. Whitlock had been ill but a short time, her death being due principally to failing strength on account of her extreme age.
Mrs. Whitlock was born in Orange county 84 years ago. About 1836 she married Benjamin Whitlock and moved with him to Wayne county, making her home south of Lyons on the farm that is known today as the Whitlock farm, on the pre-emption road about three miles south of this village. There the greater part of her life was spent. Mr. Whitlock died about twenty years ago and for some years thereafter Mrs. Whitlock made her home with her son, Levi, on the old homestead. Some five years ago she moved to this village, residing with her daughter, Mrs. Kate Forfar on William street. Last spring she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Cuddeback at Port Jervis.
Mrs. Whitlock was a staunch member of the Presbyterian church. At the time of her death she was the member having the longest period of active association with the church, having become a member in April 1838, and having thus filled out nearly 65 years. Her long residence in this vicinity endeared her to hundreds, all of whom mourn her death.
Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Cuddeback of Port Jervis and Mrs. Kate Forfar of New Rochelle; and one son, Levi Whitlock of Lyons. The funeral services ewre held at Port Jervis Saturday and the body was brought to this village for interment in the family plot in the South cemetery Sunday morning, Rev. L. A. Ostrander officiating at the service in Lyons.
From The Lyons Republican, August 15, 1913
A friendship of long standing came to an end with the death at Salina, Kansas, this week of an old Lyons resident, Charles Barrick. People who saw the coffin may have noticed resting on it three floral pieces, one from the Knights of Pythias, the second from the Maccabees, and the third which consisted of three pink roses, made or woven from some kind of cloth. The roses formed the last tribute of an old German lady living near the Kansas Barricks with whom the old gentleman spent many hours visiting. When he died (s)he asked that the bouquet of roses be sent with the remains, and her request was granted.
Stephen Mastin, a former resident of this town died last week at his home in Walworth. The funeral was held last Monday at his late home. Deceased was 76 years of age and is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter. The Mastin family is well known in and around Lyons.
Miss Annie A. MacColl of this village is mourning the death of her father, Duncan D. MacColl, who died at his home in Caledonia August 7th at the age of 82 years. Donald MacColl of Newark is a surviving son, and besides the two mentioned are left the widow, and two daughters in New York.
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, August 15, 1888
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Franch (sic), an old resident of Palmyra, was held on Saturday. Her age was 75 years, and death was caused by cancer of the stomach.
Palmyra Village Cemetery
French, Eliza, dau. of Moses S. & Eliz. Armstrong, Aug. 11, 1888, 75y
Saturday evening George Kelly, aged 75 years, of Sodus, did his chores, and, eating a hearty supper, retired in apparent good health. In the morning, not arising, it was discovered that he was dead. Coroner Briggs, of Williamson, was notified, summoned a jury and held an inquest, rendering that George Kelly's death was caused by a rupture of the semi-lunar valve of the heart.
From The Record, Sodus, N.Y., August 15, 1902
WAYNE COUNTY DEATHS.
TABOR, ANDREW J. - At Macedon, Thursday, August 7th, aged 70 years.
JEWELL, JOHN - At Sodus, Saturday, August 9th, aged about 70 years.
SMITH, ELTON M. - Near Clyde, Monday, August 11th, aged 47 years.
From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, unknown date in July 1906
From South Butler.
Mrs. Minerva Hibbard, widow of the late Hamilton Hibbard, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Owen Foster, at Ithaca, Sunday morning, July 8th. She had been a sufferer for about three months with cancer of the stomach. She was 80 years of age and had spent several years of her younger days in Wolcott, being a member of the Baptist church at that place when she died. She leaves to mourn her loss four step daughters and one step-son. The funeral was held Monday at Ithaca; the remains were brought here and interred in the Butler and Savannah cemetery.
From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, unknown date 1913
Jacob Gillette, a well-known resident of this section, died at 6 o'clock on Monday morning at his home in this village. He had not been well for some time, but had been confined to the bed only a little over a week. The deceased was a son of Orson Gillette, and was born in Huron, 61 years ago. The survivors are his wife; a daughter Mrs. Cline, of Huron; and two brothers, John Gillette, of Michigan, and Myron Gillette, of Huron. At this writing arrangements for the funeral had not been made.
From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, unknown date 1909
DEATH OF WILLIAM WING.
Funeral Was Held Last Sunday at Butler Center.
Butler Center, May 12.- Will Wing died at the home of his parents Thursday night, aged 25 years. He had been in poor health for a long time, but the fatal illness lasted a week. The funeral was held at the church at 2 p. m. Sunday, Rev. I. J. Howland, pastor of the M. E. church at South Butler, officiating, assisted by Rev. F. H. Read, pastor of the Disciple church at South Butler. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers. Relatives and friends were here from Fair Haven, Syracuse, Wolcott, Red Creek and South Butler. The burial was in the cemetery here. The regular Sunday service at the church was taken up for the funeral. The pastor, Rev. A. W. Broadway, was notified by telephone, that he need not come over that day. Mrs. M. Wheeler, widow of a former pastor, Rev. A. M. Wheeler, and her son, Harry Crum, of Red Creek, attended the funeral and called on friends in town Sunday.
From the Democrat & Chronicle, March 7, 1885
The funeral of Miss Anna Shannon, formerly of South Fitzhugh street, Rochester, who committed suicide by taking rat poison at her father's home, between Lyons and Stanley, on Tuesday, was held on Thursday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of people, many of whom came from miles distant. The interest in the suicide has been wide and very great. Since the sad death of Miss Shannon the means of her suicide have been brought to light. J. F.(?) Kilmer, a merchant at Stanley, testifies that the deceased came into his store on Monday and asked for "Rough on Rats." She was informed that he had only "Death to Rats" for sale, and she, having asked if "that was sure death," purchased a box of it on her father's account and departed. The family physician was called to attend her on Tuesday. She was then writhing in great pain, but said nothing about having taken poison. He administered medicine for biliousness. Miss Shannon died several hours later. That the suicide was premeditated is now generally believed by those acquainted with the case. On Monday afternoon she told her little sister that they had slept together for the last time, and to another she spoke of how easy it was to die. Later she gave several little pieces of jewelry to her little sister, and bade her to keep them as her last gifts. There seems to be no reason ascribed for the girl's suicide. Her character was excellent, she had many friends and a pleasant home. Her age was only 16 years, and she was to all appearances in good health.
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, January 18, 1886, page 3
Mrs. Seth Smith, of Clyde, died at 7:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon, after a lingering illness, the commencement of which dates from the great conflagration on the evening of September 11th, 1883(?). The deceased was in the 72nd year of her age. The funeral will be tended at 3 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon, from St. John's Episcopal church.
From The Record, Sodus N.Y., April 29, 1904
WAYNE COUNTY DEATHS.
LOWERY, Mrs. William - At Lyons, Sunday, April 24th, aged 32/82(?) years.
SWEET, Mrs. Jane - At Rose, Sunday, April 24th, aged 80 years.
GAGE, Austin J. - At Macedon, Wednesday, April 27th, aged 63 years.
CURTISS(?), Mrs. B.T. - At Marion, Tuesday, April 26th, aged 64 years.
GRIDLEY, Jacob H. - At Lyons, Wednesday, April 27th, aged 62 years. He was born in the town of Sodus.
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, March 7, 1885
The funeral of the late Edward T. Curtis will be held in Marion, Sunday afternoon at 9 o'clock.
From the Rochester Democrat& Chronicle, Friday, March 6, 1885
The entire community of South Butler is made sad by the sudden death of Mrs. Martha Quaw, wife of Henry Merriman and daughter of Frank Quaw of that place, which occurred on Monday morning at 6 o'clock. The cause of her death was blood-poisoning. It was noticed in the Democrat and Chronicle a few days since, that Mrs. Merriman and wife were the possessors of twin boys, and Mrs. M. was considered to be convalescing rapidly, but on Friday was taken with spasms and was beyond help when the doctor arrived. She leaves besides her husband, two boys about 7 and 6 and the babies three weeks' old. She knew from the first that she had to leave her little family and made preparation for them all, and for her burial. Mr. Merriman's mother, Mrs. M. Van Vranken, and his brother George W. Merriman, of Hartford, Mich., were telegraphed for and arrived on Tuesday. The funeral services occurred at the family residence on Thursday at 1 o'clock, Rev. D. H. Patterson officiating at her request. Mrs. Merriman was a young woman of a large circle of acquaintance having lived in Butler from childhood and was respected and loved by all who knew her and to whom the news of her early death brings deepest sorrow.
From the Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, January 8, 1890
The sad news of the death of Sylvester Hoag of Newark, reached here Saturday evening, January 4th. He died but a few hours previous. The circumstances surrounding his disease makes the case seem very sad. He leaves a young wife, one of Palmyra's most esteemed young ladies, to whom he had been married but a few months. Thus the death angel follows closely in the steps of the God of love, and lights the funeral pyre with the waning gleam of the hymeneal torch. Life is made up of joys and sorrows mingled in a cup which all must drink, taking the bitter with the sweet. The aged parents have the sympathy of the entire community, it being but little over a year since the death of their daughter, Mrs. James Kent, of Palmyra.
From the Wayne County Review, Thursday, May 28, 1903
Porter Crane, a well-to-do farmer residing about three miles north-west of this place, died last Wednesday night at the age of 73 years. He had been ill but a short time with heart disease from which he died. He leaves besides a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Washburn of Butler Center, and one son, Irving, also of that place. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Episcopal church of Butler Center.
Matthew Kiley of this place was struck by the Twentieth Century Limited and instantly killed last week Tuesday night while walking on the track near Port Byron. His body was discovered the following morning and taken charge of by Undertaker Newkirk who brought it to this village. Mr. Kiley was 61 years of age. The funeral was held last Friday, Rev. J. J. Gleason of Clyde officiating.
The funeral of Porter Crane of Butler Centre was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Brice with his choir of South Butler conducted the services. Interment at Butler Center.
Mrs. Darius Lovejoy of Huron died Sunday from the effects of a stroke of paralysis.
The many friends of James Dean, an old resident of Butler, regret to hear that he died in Nebraska recently.
A. J. Matthews was called to Seneca Falls last Tuesday by the death of his sister, Mrs. Ezra White.
Mrs. Darius Lovejoy aged 74 years died on Monday from a stroke of paralysis.
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, January 26, 1893
Mrs. Ann Lawrence of Clyde, an old citizen of that village, died Monday evening, aged 82 years. Funeral services were held at her late residence yesterday afternoon.
From The Fulton Patriot, Wednesday, July 19, 1916
Fox - Died at the family home in Wolcott, N.Y., July 17th, Fred Fox, aged 73 years. He is survived by his widow; three sons, Dr. F. E. Fox of Fulton, William H. Fox of Wolcott, and Attorney Ernest E. Fox of Newark, and two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Carr of Fulton, and Mrs. Floyd Snyder of Wolcott. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the family home.
The deceased was one of the most prominent and successful farmers in the town of Wolcott, where he has resided several years. He was held in high esteem for his sterling characteristics and his demise is regretted by all who knew him. Mr. Fox was well known in Fulton, where he has been several times, as the guest of his son, Dr. Fox.
From The Fulton Patriot, Wednesday, December 25, 1929
Calkins - Died at his home on the west river road, Dec. 18th, Wilfred Calkins, aged 62 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Calkins, and one son, Philip Calkins, both of Granby.
Funeral services were held Saturday from the homoe; interment at Wolcott.
He was born in Wolcott, N.Y., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Calkins, and came to Fulton about 30 years ago where he had since made his home. He was employed by the Ontario Steel Corporation, a former industry of this city, as a pattern maker and several years ago retired from active life.
From The Wayne Co. Alliance, Wednesday, June 30, 1897, page 2
Mrs. Rebeca Tinklepaugh, widow of the late Stephen Tinklepaugh died at Sodus Point Saturday June 26. The funeral was held on Monday, and the burial was in the rural cemetery of this village.
Mrs. VanInwagen, of Huron (formerly Mrs. Town) died Monday morning and was buried at Newark to-day. Funeral was conducted by Undertaker Chas. Andrews, and the sermon was preached by Rev. Henry Troop.
The death of Isaac Miller, formerly of Clyde, is reported to have occurred at Kansas City, Thursday, June 17. His bank failed in Clyde in 1869. Can any one count up how many similar smash-ups there have been in Wayne County since?
Mrs. John Jores (formerly Mary Bookout), died at the family residence, West of the village, Wednesday, June 23, 1897, aged 26 years. The funeral was held on Saturday the 26th, at 10 o'clock A. M. at the house, and 2 P. M. at the Reformed Church in Marion. Rev. Mr. Ordway conducted the service at the house, and at Marion the Pastor of the Reformed Church, of which Mrs. Jores was a member, preached the funeral sermon. The burial was in the Marion Cemetery. The bearers were W. W. Myers, Isaac Smith, Jacob Leroy, Lem Felker, Chester Conant, and John Schoonerman. Mrs. Jores leaves a husband and one child, a son six years old. She had been ill and suffered severely for a year or more. She exhibited remarkable energy, patience and cheerfulness. She was around the house most of the time and finally died while sitting on the couch.
Elsewhere on the page:
Mr. and Mrs. Abram Bookout, of Rochester, and Miss Lina Jores, of Little Falls, were called to Sodus last week on account of the sudden death of their sister, Mrs. John Jores.
Theodore B. Trowbridge
Theodore B. Trowbridge died by his own hand, South of Sodus Center, last Wednesday and was buried from his late residence Sunday.
He arose about 4:30 Wednesday morning, and after discussing with his wife for a few moments, work planned for the day, he went, as s he supposed, to the barn to do the chores. She arose soon after and began the preparation of breakfast. As he did not appear at meal time she went to the barn to call him, but found the barn locked, as left the evening previous. She then notified her brother, Stephen D. Wilcox, who resides diagonally across the street, and suggested that perhaps Mr. T. had gone to the Center. Mr. Wilcox decided to make an examination of the premises before going to the village in his search, and upon trying the door of the fruit evaporator on the farm, found it fastened from the inside. A forcible entrance was effected, when to his horror, the lifeless body of his brother-in-law was discovered suspended from a rope attached to a beam overhead. This was about 7 o'clock A. M. Dr. H. F. Seaman, the family physician, was immediately summoned, and the coroner notified. No inquest was deemed necessary.
Deceased had recently undergone a course of treatment at the Willard State Hospital, and was discharged as cured last March. Symptoms of recurring aberration had been noticed for a few days preceding his death, and another course of treatment was contemplated.
The funeral which was held on Sunday afternoon, was in charge of Sodus Lodge No. 392, F. & A. M., and was attended by about 130/180(?) members of the order from Sodus, Rose, and Williamson. At the cemetery the impressive Masonic Burial Service was given by Dr. W. G. Thirkell, and the bearers were brother masons - Prine Riggs, A. W. Brower, Wm. Kansier, C. W. Tinklepaugh, R./B./H.(?) H. Peeler, Dr. H. F. Seaman.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, September 26, 1905
Well Known Civil War Veteran.
Sodus, Sept. 25.- Captain Peter May, the Civil War veteran, well known throughout this section, died early this morning at his residence at Sodus Point. Captain May had a stroke of paralysis a few days ago and never rallied. He was born at Oswego, sixty-three years ago, and came to Sodus Point when a young man, residing in this town since that time. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Harry and Benjamin May, and a daughter, Miss Lillian May, all residents of Sodus Point.
From the Democrat & Chronicle, February 21, 1899 (Rochester NY)
Augustus Soper died in Palmyra Sunday night, aged 87 years.
Mrs. John M. Near died Sunday night in Palmyra, aged 69 years. Death was due to heart disease.
Mary, wife of John Mullie, died at East Williamson Sunday at the age of 58 years. Grip followed by malarial fever was the cause of her death.
Carlton H. Nims died Saturday at Upsilanti (sic), Mich., aged 51 years. He was born in Palmyra the son of L. D. Nims, and was a member of the Masonic fraternity of Palmyra.
This next group of 4 obits are from newspaper clippings, dates and newspaper sources unknown:
Mrs. Jacob VanHall
Mrs. Jacob VanHall, 31, died Friday morning, January 16, at her home on West Avenue, after suffering from an illness for several months. She was born December 24, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Faro who live near Marion. She was married in 1923 to Mr. VanHall and be came a member of the Reformed Church in Newark. Besides her widower and parents, she is survived by two daughters, Arline 5, and Lorraine 2, and seven brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Hollis, Jacob, Peter, Isaac, and Adrian of Newark; William and John of Rochester, the the sisters are Mrs. Jacob Martin of Newark and Mary and Minnie Faro.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the residence with the Rev. Benjamin DeYoung officiating. Interment was made in Newark Cemetery.
Newark - Michael Viola, 23, died at the Barber Hospital in Lyons, at 1:15 Sunday afternoon, July 6, 1930, after fighting for twenty days to live.
He was born in Pardoe, Penn., on April 3, 1907, to Frank and Catherine Viola, who moved to Newark when Michael was very young.
Michael attended Newark High School, and later took up the upholstering trade at the Hallagan Mfg. Co.
He was at one time a member of the Moose, The Sons of Italy, and the Maccabees, and a member of the St. Michael's Church of Newark.
The surviving members of the family are his parents, two brothers, Robert Viola, and Frank Viola, both of Newark, and two sisters, Josephine Viola of Los Angeles, Cal. and May Viola of Newark.
Funeral services will be held from St. Michael's Church, with High Mass, Wednesday morning, at nine o'clock. Rev. Father J. J. Ganey will officiate and burial will be made in Willow Avenue cemetery.
Hosts of friends visited him at the hospital, at Lyons, until they could no longer see him. His death is mourned by scores of friends in Newark, where he will long be remembered, as being kind, cheerful boy and young man.
Michael was an enthusiastic sportsman, playing baseball, on the High School team, and also, just before his untimely demise playing with the Rangers Athletic Club.
He was one of the most popular young men in his set, and the late home is practically filled with floral expressions of sympathy and remembrance.
Daniel J. Ganey
Rochester- Daniel J. Ganey, 78, father of Rev. John J. Ganey of Newark, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Curtin, 296 Woodbine Ave., Rochester, Tuesday morning, March 31, 1931, at 1 o'clock.
The deceased was born in Roch Chapel, County Cork, Ireland, December 25, 1852.
Besides the daughter, a son, Father Ganey of Newark, survives.
The funeral will be held Monday morning, April 6, at St. Augustine Church, Rochester, Father Ganey of Newark officiating.
Burial will be made in the family lot at St. Joseph Cemetery in Auburn, New York.
Pultneyville- Abram Buckler, age 74, died at his late home in Pultneyville, Monday morning, March 30. He leaves his wife Marlene Kearle Buckler; one daughter (article cut off)
New 12/9/07 From The Western Argus, Lyons, May 28, 1834.
At her residence, in this village, on Thursday, the 22d inst., ELEANOR DORSEY, widow of the late DANIEL DORSEY, deceased, aged 73 years. Mrs. Dorsey and her husband moved from the state of Maryland and settled in Lyons in the year 1801. She was a lady of uncommon powers of mind and of the most exemplary piety. She possessed in an eminent degree those amiable virtues of the heart, which __ her for the proper discharge of the social and domestic duties. She died with perfect tranquility in the triumphs of the christian faith she had so long professed, and of which she was so bright an ornament. Mrs. Dorsey leaves numerous family, and an extensive circle of friends who deeply lament her death.
On the 24(?) inst. at this village, Thomas R. Griffith, a clerk in the Post Office, aged 43? years. His death was remarkably sudden. He had apparently enjoyed his usual health until the morning when he died.- Shortly after he rose from the bed he complained of being ill and in ten minutes, thereafter he was a corpse.
On the 24th instant Charles Towar, son of Henry Towar, Esq., aged 37 years. Also, on the same day, an infant child of William Voorhies, Esq.
On Monday evening the 26 inst. Edward Adams, a son of William H. Adams Esq. aged four years.
New 12/9/07 From The Savannah Times, May 11, 1917
Items Taken from the Savannah Times Ten Years Ago.
May 10, 1907.
Miss Abby L. Wethewax, for many years a resident of Butler was brought here for burial Tuesday. Her age was 67. (Note: surname most commonly spelled as Wetherwax or Weatherwax)
Mrs. Fred Loveland died Tuesday. She leaves a husband and three small children.
New 12/9/07 From The Savannah Times, May 8, 1914
The remains of John McGonigal, late of Lyons, were brought from a vault in that village, on Tuesday of this week, and buried in South Butler and Savannah cemtery.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, March 22, 1893
On Sunday morning last, memorial services were held at the M. E. Church, Clyde, on the decease of P. Ira Lape, a former resident of Clyde and a prominent member of the church, whose death occurred about two weeks ago at Hays City, Kan., ini the 73d year of his age. The services were attended by the members of the Snedaker Post G. A. R. and Clyde Lodge, F. & A. M., to both of which organizations the deceased belonged. Rev. David Keppel officiated and his text was chosen from Nehemia VII, 2- "He as a faithful man, and feared God above many." The pastor gave a thorough recital of the life and surroundings of the deceased, recalling to mind the various steps of his life's history and concluding with a most fitting eulogy of the deeds and virtues of his life. The church was filled to its utmost capacity and the deepest interest was manifested in the services by the vast audience which was frequently moved to tears by the touching eloquence of the pastor. It has been our privilege to hear many eulogies pronounced, but w have never heard a better or more appropriate one than that delivery by Rev. David Keppel over the decease of Mr. Lape.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, August 3, 1892
Our citizens will be pained to learn of the death of Henry B. Ryerson, a former townsman, which occurred at Colorado Springs, Col., on Sunday afternoon, where he had been spending a few months in an endeavor to benefit his declining health. The deceased had long been afflicted with consumption and as the disease fastened itself upon him permanently he as joined by his sister, Miss B. B. Ryerson, who faithfully attended him to the end. The remains will reach Clyde tomorrow and the funeral will be held from the residence of Miller Ryerson at 4 p. m. Thursday. He was in the 32d/52? year of his age.
Mrs. James Hannas died suddenly at her home north of Clyde at 9:30 a. m. last Saturday. She was enjoying her usual health early in the morning and bade her husband good bye when he departed for his daily work. A little later she complained of an uneasy feeling through the chest and remarked to her young daughter, Anna, that she would lie down for a moment. She soon felt better, ate breakfast and again sought her couch when her daughter, in a few moments, was startled by hearing her fall and hastening found her mother lying on the floor, face downward and breathing heavily. Neighbors were at once called in and Dr. Williams sent for but on his arrival he pronounced her dead, the cause being heart failure. The deceased was 34 years of age and funeral services were held from the M. E. Church at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. D. Keppel officiating. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss. The remains were taken to South cemetery, at Lyons, for interment.
Card of Thanks.
For the many deeds of kindness and expressions of sympathy extended to me by loving friends and neighbors, during the hour of deep affliction. I desire to express my heartiest thanks.
JAMES H. HANNAS
Mrs. Eliza Ross Graham, mother of Archibald M. Graham, one of our well known business men, also of Nelson R. Graham, of Rose, and Elmer P. Graham, of Butler, died at her residence in Clyde, Saturday, July 23d, 1892. She was born at Dorre, Dutchess Co., on the 13th day of July 1815, and was therefore in her 76th year at the time of her death. Her parents, Archibald and Caroline Ross, moved to Cayuga County many years ago. She had several brothers who were prominent in that county. One of them, Elmore P. Ross, was one of the most distinguished citizens of Auburn, and widely known both in financial and political circles throughout the State. On the 10th day of October, 1842, she was married, at Port Byron, to Henry Graham, who was for a long time a resident of the town of Rose, and who, after accumulating a large fortune, removed to Clyde shortly before his death, which occurred in October, 1878. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Graham has made her home with her youngest son, Archibald. Although of a quiet and retiring disposition and domestic tastes, she made many friends in Clyde who held her in high esteem. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Presbyterian Church, to which she united herself about ten years ago. Her children and little granddaughter mourn for her, but not as those without hope, because they feel that the death which came as the end of a long and useful life was but a messenger bearing to her the precious gift of a blessed immortality.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, November 30, 1892 (Clyde NY)
Jacob Wismer, for years a well-known citizen of Palmyra, died at the home of his daughter in Dixon, Illinois, on Friday and the funeral was held in Palmyra Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church. It was largely attended. Mr. Wismer had been in poor health for the past year, having a heart trouble, but early in November went to his daughter's home but failed rapidly. He was about 70 years of age and leave two daughters besides a widow. He was in the army, having enlisted in 1864 in the One Hundred and Eleventh Infantry, Company A, and served until his regiment was discharged at the end of the war. He was a member of James A. Garfield Post, No. 193, G. A. R. and Palmyra Lodge, No. 111, A. O. U. W., both of which attended the funeral in a body.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, November 28, 1894 (Clyde NY)
Mrs. Mahitable Guider, a former resident of Williamson, died at the residence of her son in Rochester, last Saturday, aged 70 years.
Abraham Depew, an old resident of the town of Wolcott, died at his home in that town Thursday, November 22d, 1894, aged 64 years.
William Welch, aged 16 years, formerly of Clyde, son of Edward J. Welch, of East Syracuse, died in Rochester on Friday last. The remans were brought to Clyde Monday morning for interment. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic CHurch at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father Gleeson officiating.
Mrs. Ellen Beattie, wife of John Beattie, died at her home on Factory street, suddenly Saturday night, aged 34 years. She had been ailing for a long time from a complication of diseases that baffled the skill of physicians, but her sudden death has cast a gloom over her large circle of friends. SHe had been a resident of Clyde but four years, but in that time, by her kindly disposition and neighborly traits, she had endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. She leaves a husband and one daughter to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, and to whom the sympathy of a host of friends is extended in the hour of their deep need. The floral offerings were may, among them a beautiful floral pillow from the Clyde branch of the U.G.G.W.A., which society also acted as escort to the remains Monday evening when they were conveyed to the 7:34 Central Hudson train to be taken to Brooklyn, her former home, accompanied by the husband and daughter Jennie, and Hugh Martin, where funeral services will be held from St. Mary's Church.
We take the following from the Geneva Advertiser, relative to the death of Mrs. Mellen:
"Fifteen minutes after this paper went to press last week, we learned of the death of Mrs. James P. Mellen, which occurred Tuesday, November 6, 1894, at her home on Castle street, after a painful illness of about four months. She accompanied Mr. Mellen to their large farm, near Clyde, last summer at the opening of harvest, as their custom has been since their residence in Geneva. When the time came for their return, she as too ill to ride the distance in a carriage, so they came in a steam yacht. We believe she has not been out of the house since. We have known Mrs. Mellen and her family for many ears as neighbors and friends. She was a deeply sympathetic woman, whose good deeds are almost beyond number. In sickness, distress, want or suffering of any kind, her helping hands were always stretched forth. The church home and its hospital had a most ready helper in her, not as a solicitor, but as a cheery given and counsellor. The funeral was held from Trinity church on Thursday afternoon. She has left a husband, three sons and one daughter, all of whom were at home, and all except the youngest son, Rev. A. H.(?) Mellen, are residents here, and to a want of the dearly beloved wife and mother, whether in health or sickness, but was ready to be supplied by all of them. And all being firm believers in Scripture teachings they are consoled with the assurance that in a few years they will join her on the other side of the river."
New 12/9/07 From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, March 30, 1894.
Many rumors have been current throughout Newark and vicinity concerning the sudden and tragic death of Charles R. Williams at his home near Devers, Texas. The following extracts taken from a letter written to the family will explain itself. The letter was dated Houston, Texas, March 25, 1894: "About 10 o'clock yesterday (Saturday) morning, Charlie took his pistol, a 32 Colt, out by the house to clean, as it was rusty; he had taken all but one cartridge out and that stuck. In his effort to get it out in some way it discharged, the ball going through his heart killing him instantly. At the time h e was talking to his hired man. A young man who was visiting him, his wife and cousin (the writer) were also near. An inquest was held and the verdict was accidental death. They took the body out to Devers and the writer, with an undertaken brought it to Houston this morning. Have done everything that can be done and am waiting to hear from Newark. Every one here has been very kind." Since the above, a telegram has been received stating the body will reach Newark at 9:15 A. M. to-day. The funeral services will be held to-morrow.
New 12/9/07 From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, February 19, 1894.
Elma J. Westcott, aged 12 years, died at the home of her father, John Westcott, east of South Butler, Saturday afternoon. Her death was due to diphtheria, she having been sick only a few days. The funeral was private and was conducted by REv. Mr. Stevens of Butler Center, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Westcott has been sorely afflicted during the past few months. On September 12th his wife died and on Christmas eve his father died. The three death occurred in the same house.
The death of Issie(?) R. Merritt occurred Friday in Red Creek, aged about 74 years. Besides a widow he leaves four children, Mr. Judson Hapeman, Mrs. Ervine Colton, William and Issie M. Merritt. The funeral was held yesterday, with burial at Meridian.
New 12/9/07 From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 11, 1895.
The funeral services of Mahlon Weimer, of Newark, were held Wednesday.
The death of Henry Butts, of Newark, occurred Tuesday at the age of 63 years. Deceased was a charter member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and of the Knights of Honor. Besides a widow, seven children survive.
News reaches Wolcott from Bay City, Mich., of the murder there on the morning of the 18th instant of Mrs. Corinne Trombly, nee Butterfield, a young married woman, whose birthplace was in Wolcott, by her husband, Daniel Trombly, in a fit of temporary insanity. After cutting his wife's throat, the murderer set fire to the house, suffocating his eight-months old daughter, but without hiding the evidences of his crime. He was subsequently captured in a well where he had vainly tried to drown himself. Mrs. Trombly's father, William Trombly, formerly operated a tannery in Wolcott, where the family is still well-remembered.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, April 17, 1894 (Clyde NY)
Nelson Nellis, of Lyons, died Friday night after a short illness from Bright disease. Formerly thirty-five years Mr. Nellis was a prominent business man at Lyons, going there from Nelliston, Montgomery county. He entered the liquor business as a retailer, and later formed a co-partnership with Stephen Reals, under the firm name of Nellis & Reals, in the wholesale and retail liquor trade. The partnership was dissolved, and each partner started in business separately. Deceased was 65 years of age and is survived by a widow and one son, Nelson Nellis, Jr. The estate left will amount to $50,000.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, sometime in January 1895.
Philip Land (sic), one of the oldest residents of the town of Galen, died at his home a few miles west of this village Monday, January 21st, aged 88 years. He was born in Germany and came to American when very young, and settled in this town. He was a man greatly esteemed by all who knew him. One son, Geo. H. Land, of this village and four daughters, Miss Elizabeth Lang of Galen, Mrs. Caroline Wiessman of Ontario, California, Mrs. Mary Unger, of Ebenezer, and Mrs. Mary Eller of Chicago, survive him. He was the oldest member of the German Evangelical Church at Lyons. (Note: the 1867 Galen directory listings show him as Philip Lang.)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark have the sympathy of our community in the death of their little son, Charles R., which occurred Thursday evening, January 17th, at the age of 11 years and 3 months. Charley was a bright, affection (sic), manly boy, and a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His kindly disposition won the esteem of his playmates, who will miss him from their midst. He died from scarlet fever, and private funeral services were held Friday evening, Rev. D. Keppel, pastor of the church officiating. Memorial services will be held at the church next Sunday, conducted by the pastor. The family are grateful to neighbors and friends for the many kindnesses extended to them in their hour of affliction.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, February 22, 1894.
PENNEFATHER - In Clyde, February 19 ___, James Pennefather, in his 75th year.
Maple Grove Cemetery listings:
PENNYFATHER James 19 Feb. 1894 79y
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, February 14, 1894 (Clyde NY)
F. C. Reed and family, of New York, were called to Clyde last week by the death of Mr. Reed's father, Chas. W. Reed.
Orlando Ellinwood, an old and well-known resident of Rose (father of Superintendent E. M. Ellinwood, of Clyde) died at his home in that village Thursday at 12 m., in his 80th year.
Lewis A., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Stemp, of Rochester, died at the residence of Mark Canning, on Sunday last. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Mead officiating.
Charles W. Reed, an old and well-known resident of this town, died at his home, on Frederick street, on Friday last, at the advance age of 82 years. Funeral services were held from the late residence at 11 o'clock, Monday morning, Rev. J. C. Mead officiating.
The funeral services over the remains of James B. Nichols, aged 43, who was shot on Wednesday last, particulars of which were given in our last issue, were held from his late residence on West Genesee street, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Mead officiating.
The death of James Winters, one of the oldest citizens of this village, occurred at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence on Meadow street, aged 75/76? years. The funeral services will be held from St. John's Catholic church on Friday morning, Rev. J. J. Gleeson officiating.
Jabez F. Buell, an old and highly respected citizen of this town, died at his home, two miles south of Clyde, early yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held at three o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. David Keppel officiating, and the remains will be taken to Deansville, Oneida Co., Friday morning, for interment.
The death of Mrs. J. H. Roe, mother of Postmaster Roe, died at the latter's home on Dezeng street, at 8 o'clock Monday evening. She had been in usual health until 5 p. m., when she was suddenly stricken with paralysis and died three hours later. Besides Postmaster Roe, she leave two sons, Hon. A. S. Roe, of Boston, and M. S. Roe, of Syracuse, and two daughters, Mrs. S. W. Soule and Mrs. H. T. Lee, of Clyde. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. David Keppel officiating, and the remains taken to Rose, her former home for interment.
The funeral of C. M. Seager, the late principal of the village school, was held Sunday at 11 o'clock A. M., in the M. E. church, Rev. Reed a relative of the deceased, officiating. In the death of Mr. Seager the town loses one of its best citizens. He has been one of the assessors for years, always being elected by a large majority, which showed his popularity. The members of the school attended the funeral services in a body.
The funerals of Frank McCarly, and Hezekiah Lake were held Sunday and Monday respectively, the Royal Arch Masons conducting the services of the latter. Both were well-known citizens, and their deaths will be a great loss to the community. Mr. Lake recently moved on to his farm for the benefit of his health, which has been poorly for over a year.
Considerable excitement has been caused among the people of this place over the sudden death of Mrs. H. C. Pomeroy, who died Sunday, the 4th, after two days illness. Dr. Seaman was called the day before her death, and discovered some dark colored spots on her neck, which he thought suspicious, but said nothing about it at the tijme. After her death, Seaman made out the death certificate which said that death was "the result of injuries, the cause unknown." The board of health refused a burial permit, and Coroner York called an inquest, which was conducted by Dr. Watkins of Wolcott, and, after a short hearing, decided that there was no evidence of foul play. The deceased was a confirmed opium eater, and an overdose probably caused her death.
New 12/9/07 From The Democratic Herald, February 7, 1894 (Clyde NY)
The death of John Taylor, aged 44 years, occurred at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Taylor, one mile east of Savannah, Wednesday afternoon. He had been sick for about a year with consumption. The deceased was born in the town of Savannah and had always resided there. Beside his mother and the brother above mentioned, he has one other brother, Ralph Taylor, residing at Savannah. (Note: there was no mention of a brother in previous paragraphs.)
Diphtheria or diphtheretic sore throat, as the physicians call it, claimed another victim Saturday in the person of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Brink, in Wolcott. The epidemic in that vicinity seems to be decreasing, but new cases are reported daily. Mrs. F. A. Lyon, wife of the deputy postmaster, and two infant children, are mong those in a very critical condition.
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Merchant, wife of John Merchant, of Lyons, was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. M. S. Wells of the Methodist Church officiating. Deceased was 79 years of age and always enjoyed good health up to last July, when through the breaking down of a wagon in which she was riding, with a grandson, she was thrown out of the wagon near her home in Lyons landing upon a pile of cut stone. Since that time she had suffered almost all of the time.
Miss Helen Gardener died yesterday morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. H. O. Filer, in Lyons, after a contracted illness from nervous prostration. Deceased was about 40 years of age and is survived by a mother residing in Fredonia, one brother residing in Chicago, one sister in Washington, D. C. and a sister, Mrs. H. O. Filer, residing in Lyons. The funeral services will be held from the house to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. John R. Harding, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, officiating. The remains will be taken to Palmyra for burial.
William H. Miller, formerly of Clyde, and at one time vice president of the First National Bank of this village, died recently after a long illness at Enterprise, Florida. His remains arrived here Sunday afternoon, and were taken to the residence of I. M. Ryerson, where funeral services were held Monday morning, Rev. J. C. Mead, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Deceased as 45 years of age.
New 12/9/07 From The Lyons Gazette, Dec. 4, 1850
In Marion, Dec. 2d, Mr. CORNELIUS PUTNAM, aged 65 years.
New 12/9/07 The Lyons Gazette, Feb. 5, 1851
In Adrian, Mich., on the 7th ultimo, of Croup, after an illness of only thirty-six hours FRANK GALUSHA, only surviving son of Prof. N. and Eloisa E. G. Brittan, former of this village, aged 2 years, 1 month and 1 day.
At South Sodus, on Tuesday, the 21st inst., Mrs. HANNAH ROGERS, relict of the late Gabriel Rogers, Esq., aged 72 years.
In this village, on Saturday, the 25th inst. of Consumption, Mrs. CYNTHIA, wife of John Merchant, Jr., aged 36 years.
New 12/9/07 The Western Argus, unknown date, probably December 1842 (Lyons NY)
In this village on Friday last, Mr. Anthony Hemstreet, aged 32 years.
In this town on Friday last, Mr. Zebulon Travis, aged 52/62(?) years.
[Note: the 1840 census of Lyons shows a Zebulon Travis.]
New 12/9/07 From Weekly News and Democrat, June 17, 1886 (Auburn NY).
The Body Found.
Cayuga, June 16.- Early this morning Luther Dorr watchman at the drawbridge discovered a body floating near the bridge. He secured the same by tying to the shore. The body was recognized as that of Ben Haynes of Alloway N. Y., by a person who was acquainted with him. Body is now waiting coroner's inquest.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, March 3, 1904, page 5
Mrs. Louise J. Ranger, for many years a highly respected resident of Clyde, died at the home of her soon, Henry P. Rangner, 138 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, Wednesday, February 17, 1904, at the age of 88 years. The funeral was held Friday afternoon, and the remains were placed in the vault in Mt. Hope Cemetery until Spring, when they will be brought to Clyde and buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Ranger is survived by two sons and one daughter, Ward, of Syracuse, Henry P., and Mrs. M. A. Whitmore, of Rochester.
Mrs. Katherine M. Hunt, wife of Albert A. Hunt, died at her home, 6 Ash street, Danvers, Saturday night,, after a long illness. She was 56 years of age, and be sides a husband she leaves two (sic) sons, Bert L., of Beverly, Ralph E., of Melrose, and Karl M., of Danvers, and a daughter, Ethel M. Deceased was born in Lyons, N. Y., and had lived in Boston and vicinity for 26 years, moving to Danvers several months ago. She has many friends in this town and in Melrose. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock from the home. - Beverly Evening Times (Massachusetts)
Mrs. Francis E. McIntyre, who had been passing the winter in Newark, N. J., with her daughter, Stella E. McIntyre, died in that city Saturday, February 25, 1904, of acute pneumonia. Her remains were taken to Syracuse and funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David M. Wright, No. 108 Slocum Ave. Interment was made at Elbridge. Mrs. McIntyre was well known and had many friends in Clyde where she formerly resided many years.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, July 19, 1917, page 4
Amy E., wife of Henry P. Ranger, a former well known resident of this village, died at her home at 238 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, Friday, July 13, 1917. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery, this village, on Sunday, July 15th.
Also: RANGER- At her home, No. 138 Mount Hope avenue, Friday, July 13, 1917, Amy E. wife of Henry P. Ranger, aged 77 years. Funeral service private. Interment at Clyde, N.Y. (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, July 14, 1917, page 11)
Mrs. W. H. H. Shipler, a former resident of this village, died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, July 12th, at the age of sixty-six years.
Mrs. Shipler was born in Bennington, Wyoming County and her early life was spent there and in Attica and Warsaw. Shortly after her marriage, she with Mr. Shipler removed to this village where they made their home for twenty-nine years. After the death of her husband, in February of 1916, Mrs. Shipler, who then was in poor health, went to live with her son, Rev. Guy Emory Shipler, at Cincinnati, where she made her home until her death.
Mrs. Shipler was a devoted member of St. John's Episcopal Church and her interests were centered in its activities. She is survived by two sons, B. Franklin Coe of Yonkers, and Rev. Guy Emory Shipler, rector of Epiphany Church, Walnut Hills, Cincinnati. The remains were brought to Clyde and funeral services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. F. B. Adam officiating. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, October 15, 1908, page 5.
Mrs. Mary Costillo died at her home on Duncan street last Sunday morning, October 11, at two o'clock, from rheumatic trouble. She had been ailing and in feeble health for some time. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church at 9 o'clock tuesday morning, Rev. J. J. Gleeson officiating Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. Costillo was a long-time resident of Clyde, coming here from Ireland when she was a little girl and residing here ever since. She was an industrious, hard-working woman, and one who was respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Reagan and Mrs. Kitty Spillane, and one son, James Costillo, who is in the West.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends who so kindly assisted us in the death and burial of our uncle, also to those who brought and sent the beautiful flowers.
MR. AND MRS. IRA TRAVER
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, date unknown, 1920.
Kenneth, the three-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brink, died at the family home in this village Friday Jan. 9, 1920. Funeral service was held on the day following and interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Henry P. Ranger, formerly a photographer in Clyde for many years, died at his home in Rochester on Tuesday, January 6, 1920, at the age of 82 years. The remains were brought to Clyde for burial in Maple Grove Cemetery on Thursday. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Whitmore of Rochester.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Syron died at her home on South Park Street in this village, late Wednesday evening, January 14, 1920. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Henry Heisler of Galen, Miss Cora Syron of Viper, Ky., and Mrs. F. H. Valentine of Washington, D. C. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.
Francis P. CLASBY, a former resident of Galen, died at the Willard State Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1920, aged 53 years. The remains were brought to Clyde and funeral services were held from St. John's Catholic Church on Saturday morning. One sister survives; Mrs. J. J. Crowley of Chicago. Burial was made in St. John's Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary M. Benning, died at the home of her brother, Thomas Brooks, on Sodus Street, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1920, at the age of 75 years.
Mrs. Benning was a native of Galen and was a woman of estimable character. She is survived three brothers, Thomas, Arthur and Buell Brooks of this township; also by two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Nelson and Mrs. Anna __ster of Clyde. Funeral services are to be held from her late home Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Methodist Church officiation. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.
George L. Smith died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George A. Field on Friday, Jan. 9(?), 1920, at the age of _9(?) years.
Mr. Smith was born in Huron and spent the greater part of his life there following the occupation of farming. For the last six years he has made his home here with the daughter above named. Besides his daughter he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frances Garrett of Rose.
Funeral services were held from his late home Sunday afternoon at one-thirty, Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Lovejoy cemetery.
From our online listings of Lovejoy Cemetery, Town of Rose:
Smith George L 1840 - 1920
Mrs. Fannie M. Smith, one of the best known of the older residents of this village, died at her home on Washington Street, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1920, from pneumonia, at the advanced age of 90 years.
Mrs. Smith was born at Brookhaven, L. I. and has been a resident of Clyde for fifty-one years. Though nearly blind for the last years of her life, she bore her affliction without murmuring and was an example of Christian fortitude. She is survived by one son, Prof. Duke F. Smith of this village.
The funeral services, which are to be private, will be held this Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment is to be made in the Seelye Cemetery at Rose.
New 12/9/07 From the Clyde Democratic Herald, date unknown, 1893 or 1894.
Jas. A. Carr, aged 39 years, died at his home on Caroline street last evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., to-morrow, Rev. C. Howes officiating.
The remains of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heit, was brought to this village for interment Tuesday morning and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
New 12/9/07 From the Clyde Democratic Herald, December 15, 1891.
Death of DeWitt P. Foster, a Well-
known Resident of Wayne County.
DeWitt P. Foster, a well-known and popular malster of Lyons and Palmyra, died at his home in Lyons at 7:15 yesterday morning. Mr. Foster had been in ill health for two years, but has been confined to the house only for the past two weeks. He was one of the leading Democrats of the County and was the candidate for Sheriff at the last election. He received, however, the largest number of votes cast for any candidate on the ticket. He was elected President of the Village Board in 1881 by a large majority and had several times declined nominations that have been tendered him. His age was 54 years. In 1871 he was married to Albertine, youngest daughter of the late Col. Ira Mirick, who survives him with five children - one daughter and four sons.
Hazel Kreiss, the 10/19(?) months' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Kreiss, of Lock Belrin, died at their home yesterday. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 12 tomorrow noon.
[Note: from our online listing of Lyons Rural Cemetery:
KREISS George A. 1865-1934
KREISS Caroline E. wife 1864-1945
KREISS Hazel and infant daughters of G.A. and C.E., no dates
Orson Hopkins, an old resident of Galen, died at his residence three and one-half miles southeast of Clyde last Friday evening, aged 63 years. The funeral service was held at the residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Gilbert H. Bennett, a farmer residing four miles north of this village, died Thursday evening of typhoid fever, aged 47 years. The funeral was held form the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Wilck, of Zurich, a widow, aged 66 years, died at the residence of Joseph Storhous, in Lyons, Friday, of pneumonia. She is survived by two sons. Funeral was held from St. John's Lutheran church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Charles, the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. John Comby, of this village, died Friday night, at the age of 17 years.
New 12/9/07 From the Clyde Democratic Herald, August 10, 1892.
The death of Mrs. Bridget Kerrigan, of Clyde, occurred at Ovid, N. Y., on Wednesday last at the age of 70 years. Funeral services were held Friday morning, Rev. J. J. Gleeson officiating.
Larry Kerrigan, of Massilon, Ohio, was called to Clyde, to attend the funeral of his mother on Friday last.
Wm. Kerrigan, who has been seriously ill for a few days, is now rapidly recovering.
The remains of Mrs. Dickerson, of Idaho, a former resident of Clyde, were brought here yesterday for burial.
New 12/9/07 From the Clyde Democratic Herald, January 5, 1892.
The funeral of H. O. Baggerly, Sr. was held Saturday.
Mrs. Nancy Wiley, one of the first settlers of Savannah, died Friday morning at the age of 82 years, after being in feeble health for a long time. She leaves two sons, Cassius C. and James B., and one daughter, Mrs. John Carris. The funeral was held at the Wiley homestead, three miles southwest of Savannah, Sunday, Rev. P. H. Wiles officiating. The deceased's husband, Theodore H. Wiley, was buried only seven weeks ago.
The remains of Mrs. L. H. Tiffany were taken to Palmyra on Sunday afternoon from Washington where she died on Friday. The funeral was held there Saturday and the burial took place in East Palmyra cemetery Monday afternoon. She was 78 years of age and had lived in Palmyra for many years but about two years ago went to Washington to live with her son Evron(?) Tiffany.
Jas. R. Hannas, an old and well-known citizen of Galen, died very suddenly, at his home, north of Clyde, Monday morning, December 28th, aged 73 years. Mr. Hannas had been a sufferer from illness for a long time and had not been engaged in active work for several years. Funeral services were held at the residence THursday, at 11 A. M. and at the church in Lock Berlin, at 1 P. M. The remains were taken to Lyons for interment.
The funeral of Thos. Hessian, who died last week in New York was held at the St. John's Catholic church on Saturday last.
The grip has made such rapid spread in town recently, that we are assured that it is about the correct summary to say that two thirds of the people are afflicted with it more or less, and the other third are taking care of them.
The death of Mrs. Thomas Cook occurred at her home near Palmyra yesterday morning after a short illness from the grip. She was about 59? years of age and had lived in Palmyra Grange. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1 o'clock from the late home.
A local item in the Syracuse paper Ssturday morning contained a dispatch from Superintendent Hughes of the Atlantic & Dsnsville railroad to Mayor Cowie stating that a young man by the name of George W. Hartnagel of Syracuse, had been accidentally killed by the cars at Portsmouth, Va., Friday, and that the body would be held for relatives. Hartnagel's name could not be found in the Syracuse directory, and no information regarding him could be obtained. The article was shown to ex Postmaster George H. Hartnagel, and thinking it was his son George W., who had been away from home for a year, telegraphed to Portsmouth for further particulars and received an answer containing an accurate description of his missing son. Another son, Edward, immediately left for the South to bring the remains to Lyons if it proves to bhe his brother. Geo. W. is a well known young man, 29 years of age, and for five years was the proprietor of a grocery at the Erie lock in Lyons. He afterwards traveled for DeLand Chemical company.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1924.
Mrs. Ray Ransley.
Word was received in Clyde on Monday of the death in Buffalo of Mrs. Ray Ransley, formerly, Miss Allie Ellenwood, of this village, who passed awy on that day, following an operation for appendicitis, aged 34 years. She is survived by her husband, Ray Ransley, two children, Rose Lillian, age six, and Charles William, aged four, and her mother, Mrs. Rose Ellinwood, of Buffalo.
The remains will be brought to Clyde today, Wednesday, and the funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30, at the home of MR. Ransley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ransley, on Glasgow street. The Rev. L. W. Farnsworth will officiate. Mrs. Ransley was a native of this village and lived a good share of her life here. Her untimely death is a great shock to her many friends in Clyde.
Mrs. Anna Coffee
The death of Mrs. Anna Coffee occurred at her home in this village yesterday forenoon, aged 71(?) years.
Deceased was born in Ireland and had resided in this locality for the past fifth years. She is survived by two sons, John and William, and three daughters. Funeral will be held from St. John's Catholic Church at 9:30 Thursday morning.
Nellie Dora, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeLeo, died of broncho pneumonia, last Saturday morning, aged five months. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic Church, Monday morning. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery.
Events of 25 Years Ago
The death of Mrs. Mary Groesbeck, aged 82 years, occurred at her home on Columbia street, last Friday. She leaves two sons, Charles S. and Ward H., and two daughters, Mrs. H. P. Kenyon and Mrs. Ella Lane.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, Thursday, August 31, 1893.
Helen Whiting Logan, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Logan, of Hoboken, N. J., died at the residence of Herman G. Whiting, Sodus street, Monday, August 28th, aged nearly three months. The afflicted parents have the sincere sympathy of many friends. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Whiting Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Rev. R. T. Ker__ool, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating.
Geo. W. Logan, of Hoboken, N. J., is in Clyde, called here by the death of his infant daughter.
Mrs. Lucretia Dayton, a former resident of Clyde, died at Morristown, N.J., Tuesday, August 29th, aged 80 years. The remains were brought to Clyde to day, and funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church Friday morning, at 9 o''clock.
The death of Mrs. Manton Haws occurred in Butler, Wednesday, August 16th, at the age of 63 years.
Hubbard (formerly Everhart) Cemetery
Town of Butler
HAWS Lovina, wife of M. d. 15 Aug. 1893 64y
The 1880 census of Butler lists Manton Haws, age 46, and Lavinnia Haws, age 49.
The death of Geo. Baird occurred at the home of his nephew, Geo. A Baird, four miles south of Clyde, Monday, August 28th, after a brief illness. His age was ___ years. Funeral services were held at the residence this Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.
Cora, wife of Edward L. Jones, a former resident of Clyde, died in St. Louis, Mo., Monday, August 28th.
New 12/9/07 From The Clyde Times, Wednesday, April 5, 1893.
The death of the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Martin occurred on Wednesday last at the age of 16 years. The remains were taken to Poughkeepsie on Thursday evening for interment.
Card of Thanks.
To many friends who gave their assistance and sympathy in the hour of our deep affliction, and to the Local Branch of Glass Workers and C. B. L. Society, we desire to give our heartfelt thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Martin
New 12/9/07 From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, 1912, date unknown.
The death of Mrs. George Preston, which occurred Tuesday afternoon of last week, is sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends. Her age was 69 years, nearly all of which had been spent in this vicinity.
Sodus Rural Cemetery:
PRESTON George 1841-1920
PRESTON Anna W wife of George 1841-1912
New 12/9/07 From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, 1909, date unknown.
Reuben Rowland, one of the oldest and best residents of the town, died at his home in Alton, Saturday, aged 85 years. He was a veteran of the civil war. No immediate relatives survive. [Note: Mr. Rowland is buried in Espenscheid Cemetery, Town of Sodus. 1825-1909]
The funeral of the infant son, Guy, of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jeffers, was held from their home Monday afternoon, Rev. L. B. Chaloux officiating. The child was one of a pair of twins. His age was about eight months. The other child is seriously ill. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers have the sympathy of the community.
Red Creek. Alex. Gokey, an old resident of this place, died at his home on Wolcott street, last Wednesday night. Besides a widow he leaves three children, Henry, of Pulaski; Mrs. Maude Smith of Daysville, and Alex, of ths place.
Seward French, a former owner of the Sodus Center hotel property, died of pneumonia in a Rochester hospital last Thursday, aged 53 years. The deceased was a man of great ability, genial in disposition and true to his friends. At one time he was a law partner of Willis H. Coon, formerly of Wolcott.
New 12/9/07 From The Democrat Herald, December 4th, 1901 (Clyde NY)
Death of George C. Yeomans.
Death is making great inroads at Sodus another prominent citizen, George C. Yeomans, passing to the great beyond Saturday. He had been ill since Tuesday night, being taken with spinal meningitis while in Rochester. He arrived at the city named the night mentioned and was taken ill at Eggleston Hotel. The next day he felt better and decided to start for home to see his family, after an absence of several weeks at Martinsburg, W. Va., where he had been representing the fruit house of John Nix & Company of New York. It seems that Mr. Yeomans spine was injured while at Martinsburg, having been caught between a car and a lumber wagon.
When Mr. Yeomans reached home he was hardly able to hold up his head. Dr. Richardson took charge of the case and Dr. Myers was called as counsel. They could do nothing and he passed away Saturday only a few being aware of his critical condition.
The deceased went to Sodus when a small child, with his parents, George and Ann Yeomans. He was one of the best buyers of fruit in the county. For several years he was a member of the mercantile firm of Gurnee & Yeomans, but the last few years had been the confidential buyer for Nix & Company. He is survived by a widow, a son, Frederick M. Yeomans, a mother, two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Vosburg of Newark and Mrs. Joseph Hanby of Williamson and three brothers, Joseph, Thomas and John Yeomans of Sodus. Mr. Yeomans was prominent in politics, being a Democrat.
New 12/9/07 From the Cato Citizen, date unknown.
Clarence Grinnell aged 87 years died on Friday in the Barber hospital of pneumonia. The funeral was held from his late home west of Wolcott Monday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Morey, officiated. Burial was in Huron Evergreen cemetery. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Laura Tierney Grinnell, two children, Walter and Ruth and one stepdaughter, Betty Tierney.
New 12/9/07 From The Savannah Times, Friday, May 11, 1917, page 1.
Mrs. Fred. Loveland died Tuesday. She leaves a husband and three small children.
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, February 2, 1904.
Mrs. Thomas O'Neill.
Lyons, Feb. 1- Mrs. Thomas O'Neill died this afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Michael Robinson, on Lawrence street, from a prolonged attack of nervous prostration. Mrs. O'Neill was the wife of Thomas O'Neill, an engineer on the Pennsylvania division of the New York Central road. Her maiden name was Mary Robinson. She was 32 years old and a devoted member of St. Michael's Church. John Robinson, the president of the village of Lyons, is her brother. Besides her mother, she leaves three brothers and four sisters. They are: James, William and John Robinson, Mrs. Michael Keane, Katherine, Julia and Nellie Robinson, all of Lyons.
Clyde, Feb. 1.- The remains of Charles Brown, a former resident of Clyde, who died in Lyons on Saturday afternoon last from softening of the brain, were brought to Clyde Saturday evening for interment. Mr. Brown, who was 65 years of age, was a prominent member and class leader in the Clyde M. E. Church for many years, and had a wide circle of warm friends.
Death of Henry Waters.
Sodus, Feb. 1.- Henry Waters, one of the best known residents of this town, died yesterday, south of this village, aged about 77 years. Mr. Waters was born in Dutchess county, and moved to this town when 6 years of age, being a resident here over seventy years. His father was John Waters.
Violent Death of Leroy Monroe a Great
Shock to Him.
North Rose, Feb. 1.- The funeral of Leroy Monroe, who was killed Thursday afternoon, was held from the home of John Briggs Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Monroe with his brother had been to Wolcott and were taking a load of coal from the Wolcott coal yard to a farmer in Huron. The snow being very deep the load cut down and the horses refused to draw. Upon being urged to do so one of the animals began to kick, striking Mr. Monroe in the stomach and killing him almost instantly. He was brought home to North Rose.
His father, an aged man, who is in poor health, is so prostrated by the sudden death of his son it is feared he will not recover.
Mr. Monroe leaves his wife and six small children. His age was about 40 years.
[Note: click here to read another death notice for Leroy Monroe.]
From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, December 9, 1902.
Death of Mary A. Reynolds.
Mrs. Mary A. Reynolds died at her home about three miles north of Palmyra on Saturday last, aged 58 years. The funeral was held from her late residence yesterday afternoon and the remains were taken to Shortsville for burial. She is survived by one son, Albert, and one daughter, Frances.
From the Syracuse Herald, October 31, 1913.
Deaths In Herald Parish.
Alexander R. Keir, 40, Nenwark
Mrs. John Curran, 60, Palmyra
From the Wayne County Alliance, August ___, 1884.
Cornelius Van Buren, the old gentleman spoken of by us last week as being quite low with heart disease, died on Friday morning, aged 83 years. He had not a relative living that he knew of; he had at one time two sons, who left home for the West a number of years ago, and have not been heard from since, although advertised for in numerous papers at the West and South; they have long since been mourned as dead by the aged father.
Note: this is Cornelius Van Buren, blacksmith, listed in the 1867 directory listings of the Town of Rose, and is the man found in Bill Dean's listings of Rose Cemetery listed as: Vanbiren ? Cornelius 1805 - 1884. Cornelius age 73, a day laborer, and wife Chloe age 69 are listed in the 1880 Rose census. In the 1870 census of Rose he's listed as a blacksmith, age 62, and is residing with wife Chloe, age 60. In the 1860 census, Cornelius, engaged in blacksmithing, age 54, and Chloe, age 51, are siding by themselves in Rose. The sons must have gone West early as in 1850 Cornelius, age 50, is a smithy in Sodus, and resides alone with wife Chloe, age 35. Ages given, which are distinctly written on the census sheet, are both way off from later censuses.
A dispatch was received by Wm. Newell, yesterday, from Wayland, Steuben Co., stating that his father, Philander Newell, had died. Mr. Newell was for many years a resident of Sodus and conducted a grist-mill on Salmon creek, about two miles east of this village.
From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, December 28, 1898, page 12.
Rodney A. Booth died at his home in Rochester Thursday night, aged 62 years. Undertaker Stuerwald was called to take charge of the remains, and after the service on Saturday they were brought here for burial in the family lot. Deceased lived in Newark many years, and had here a large circle of friends. He is survived by a wife and three daughters, Cora, Gertrude and Grace, all married; also two brothers, James and Edwin, of this village.
Rev. Sidney Wilder, aged 75 years, was found by his family, lying unconscious in his barn at their home on Church street Saturday morning about ten o'clock. He was carried to the house and medical aid was called. He was found to be suffering with apoplexy, and died the same day. Mr. Wilder was born in Rome N. Y., and was a Baptist clergyman for many years, his last church being the old Baptist church in the eastern part of the village, now the Reformed church. He had lived in retirement many years. He was twice married and is survived by a wife, one daughter, Beulah, and three sons, Ralph, Edwin and Edward. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist church, Rev. D. G. Dunkin officiating.
Miss Edna Randall died last night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Randall, on Willow avenue, aged about eighteen years, of consumption. She is survived by her parents and a brother, Ray B. Randall. She was beloved by many friends for her bright and amiable qualities. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Alfred Heitlain officiating, at the house.
From the The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, June 15, 1898, page 9.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Peirson have the sympathy of the whole community in the death of their little son, Tracy Smith Peirson, which occurred suddenly Friday morning.
The funeral service was held Sunday at three o'clock, at the home on West Miller street, Rev. Dr. Burgess officiating. The funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives, among the latter being James O. Clark and Hiram G. Clark of Palmyra.
William Payne died on Wednesday of last week, at his home in Port Byron, aged 87 years, after a gradual decline of several months. Mr. Payne was born in Vermont. In 1827 his parents removed to Wolcott, in this county, and soon after, William came to Newark to live with the parents of Luther Finley, who then owned and lived on the Stebbins farm. In Dec. 1832, Mr. and Mrs. Finley both died of small pox, and the following March, William Payne was married to Cordelia Finley, the daughter of the house, and an elder sister of L. Finley of this village. They lived in Newark a time, then spent several years in Sodus Point, then lived in Lyons a time, and for the past twenty-nine years have lived on their farm in Port Byron. Deceased had many warm friends wherever he was known, and here in Newark area the long years of his absence did not efface the friendships formed in earlier years. Among the older residents of Newark he was well known, and highly esteemed. He is survived by a wife, three daughters, one son, ten grand children and one great grand child. The funeral was held Friday at his home, and the remains were brought to Newark for interment in the family burial lot.
Max Baker, a Clyde farmer, took laudanum Sunday night with suicidal interest. He died Monday.
Note: from our online reading of Maple Grove Cemetery in Clyde:
BAKER Max, 13 Jun. 1898, 76y
From the The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, November 8, 1899, page 6.
John Gordon, for nearly sixty years a resident of this village, known to almost everybody, and for many years the sexton of the East Newark cemetery, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Benjamin, in Marengo, Ill. A paper of that city contained the following obituary notice:
John Gordon was born in Scotland seventy-six years ago, coming to this country in 1840. He settled at Newark, N. Y., where he continued to reside until about a year ago. Here it was that he acquired and completed his education, and on the 18th of July, 1849, was joined in marriage to Abigal Price.
Nine children were born to them - 8 girls and one boy - of these but three are now living, Mrs. J. W. Witzel, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Walter Shapley, Randallsville, N. Y., and Mrs. Frank Benjamin, of this city.
The deceased was a Scotch Presbyterian, having been received into the church in his youth. On leavng the old country at the age of fifteen years, he carried away with him a Bible with the following passages of scripture marked by a loving mother: Ruth 1:16,17, Ps. 23:4; Ps. 33:7, Ps. 77:19. This Bible Eighty-nine (sic) years old, has been carefully preserved by him and its precepts were the subject of his meditation day and night.
While in Newark, N. Y., he was engaged as a book-keeper for many years. He was also in the grain business for a time and during the sixteen years preceding his coming to Marengo, he was sexton of the East Newark cemetery.
A year ago he came to this city and since that time had been living with his daughter, Kate - Mrs. Frank Benjamin. A month before the time of the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage he was compelled to take to his bed and suffered much, from that time until he was called home. His death occurred Monday, Oct. 16.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the house, conducted by Rev. W. H. Matthews of the Presbyterian church. The remains were laid to rest in our own beautiful cemetery.
Mrs. Amelia Stell, wife of M. Stell, died at her home two and a half miles east of Newark, Friday forenoon, after an illness of about a year with a tumor in her throat. She was born in Germany in 1833. Coming to this country when sixteen years of age, she settled in Lyons. Two or three (sic) later she was married to Mr. Stell, and has ever since lived in this town. She was a member of Zion Lutheran church of this village, a woman universally respected. She leaves eight children, as follows: Christina Stell, of Newark; M. Stell, Jr. of Port Perry, Pa.; Lewis P. Stell, Newark; Wm. B. Stell, Newark; Chas. F. Stell, Boiling Springs, Pa.; Mrs. Wm. Oswaldt, Lyons; Mrs. Albert Bede/Bade, Lyons; Mrs. J. Woodburn Barron, Philadelphia, Pa. The funeral was held yesterday at two o'clock at the home, and 2:30 at the church, the pastor, Rev. Mr. Freeseman, officiating in German, Rev. Mr. Heyd in English. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends - more than ever attended a funeral in the same church before.
Note: our online reading of East Newark Cemetery, Town of Arcadia, has the following:
Stell, Amelia C., 4 Nov 1899, 66 Yrs.
New 10/14/07 From the Evening Herald, October 19, 1899 (Syracuse NY)
Mrs. "Bert" Bettleheim of Chicago, formerly Miss Minnie Stevenson of this village [Seneca Falls], died in that city last Thursday of Bright's disease, aged 35 years. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by her mother, three sisters and one child.
New 10/14/07 From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, March 1, 1899
Following closely upon the death of Grandpa Rice, came that of Grandpa Green, this morning. Jesse Green was about 87 years old, and has been a man of most wonderful vitality and great presence of mind. [Note: from our online listings of Sodus Rural Cemetery - GREEN Jesse H, died 2/27/1899 at 86/7/24. "Grandpa Rice" might be RICE Josiah 1804-1899, also in Sodus Rural Cemetery.]
The death of Mrs. Evander M. Smith last Saturday was hardly unexpected as she had had one stroke of paralysis previously.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Abbe of Newark were in town yesterday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Evander M. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a former teacher in the public school in this village, and will ever be held in greatful (sic) remembrance by many of her former students.
Mrs. Evander M. Smith, died at her home west of this village, last Thursday. Death was the result of a paralytic stroke. Her age was 68 years. A husband, two sisters, Mrs. George Carver, of Lyons, and Mrs. Arvilla Norris, of Sodus, and a brother, Manley Shirtz of Port Alleghany, Pa., survive her.
From the The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1918.
Mrs. Rachael Morey died last Wednesday morning at her home west of this village after a lingering illness. She leaves her husband, John D. Morey, one son, John W. Morey of Rochester, and four daughters: Mrs. Delbert G. Farrington of Caldwell, N. J.; Mrs. Glenn A. Granger of Sodus; Miss Ruth E. Morey of Auburn, and Miss Ethel E. Morey of this village. The funeral which was private was held at 10:30 from the home last Friday morning.
From the Clyde Herald, Wednesday, September 25, 1918.
Edgar Dean, aged 62, a prominent resident of this village, died Sunday afternoon in the Towlerton Hospital in Lyons following an operation for cancer, which he underwent the day previous. He had resided in this village for many years. He is survived by his widow and one son, Charles, and two granddaughters all of North Rose.
From the Clyde Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1915.
Timothy Donovan, an old and highly respected resident of this village, died last Thursday evening at his home on the south side of the river. Mr. Donovan was 72 years of age and is survived by his wife and one son, John Donovan, residing east of Clyde. Funeral service was held at St. John's Catholic Church at 10 o'clock Monday forenoon.
Note: Timothy Donovan is buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Galen
Donovan, Timothy, 1845-1915
Alfred J. Sloan.
Alfred J. Sloan, an old resident of this town, died last Friday morning, aged 73 years. Deceased was a veteran of the Civii War and a member of the 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. He is survived by two brothers, Charles A. Sloan, of Clyde, and George W. Sloan, of Lyons, and one sister, Mrs. Jessie Syron, of Galen. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the corner of Caroline and Factory streets, Rev. W. J. Johnson officiating.
Note: Mr. Sloan rests in Maple Grove Cemetery in Clyde
SLOAN Alfred J. 1842-1915 Co. H 9th H. Art.
The death of Miss Catherine Drakeford, 77, occurred last Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Wesley Featherley in Huron. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Freck, of Huron, and Mrs. Freck, of Indiana. The funeral was held from her late home Saturday. Interment was made in the Huron cemetery.
Note: from our online reading of Evergreen Cemetery in Huron:
DRAKEFORD, Catherine, dau., 1847 - 1924
From the Clyde Herald, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1924.
Melvin Morganthaler, 42 years old, died very suddenly Monday morning. He was digging potatoes on his farm known as the George Boyce farm when he was stricken. He was carried to the house but died before the doctor arrived. The survivors are his wife and three sons.
Note: Mr. Morganthaler rests in Huron Cemetery. The newspaper age must be a print error or transcription typo.
MORGANTHALER, Melvin H., 1889 - 1924
In the 1920 census of Rose, Melvin Morganthaler, age 30, is residing with his wife Effie, their children, and his father Henry. In the 1900 census of the Town of Shelby, Orleans Co. NY, Melvin, age 11, is residing with his parents Henry and Augusta.
From the Clyde Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1916.
Willard Bassett, a life long resident of this vicinity died at his home one mile south west of this place, on Saturday, after an illness of several months. He leaves a widow, four daughters, one son, one brother and one sister.
Note: Our online records of Butler-Savannah Cemetery, in the Town of Savannah, show the following:
Willard R. 1850 - 1916
Jennie, wife, 1858 -
From the Syracuse Herald, January 13, 1914
Deaths in Herald Parish.
Charles Pierce, Sodus.
Note: our online reading of Sodus Rural Cemetery has:
PIERCE Chas F 1856-1914
From the Syracuse Herald, December 17, 1913
FINDS HUSBAND'S BODY
HANGING IN CORN CRIB
Lyons Woman Makes Discovery When
She Goes to Look for Him in Barn.
Special to The Syracuse Herald.
Lyons, Dec. 17.- William Kitchen, a well known East Lyons farmer, who for the last year has been working the Frederick Kreiss farm near Lock Berlin committed suicide last night by hanging in the corn crib.
Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen attended a funeral at Zurich in the afternoon and returned home about 6 o'clock. Mr. Kitchen went to the barn to do the chores, and remaining longer than usual his wife went in search of him. Financial troubles are said to be the cause. His body was found at 9:30 o'clock.
Surviving are a wife and two daughters, the Misses Gladys and Mildred Kitchen. Deceased was 35 years of age. Coroner George D. Winchell of Rose will investigate to-day.
From the Syracuse Herald, December 12, 1913
Deaths In Herald Parrish.
William C. Hamer, 64, Lyons
William Collins, 86, Palmyra
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, February 10, 1900, page 4.
The funeral of Miss Cora Baird was held at Spring Lake yesterday. Miss Baird died in a hospital in Rochester under suspicious circumstances. Her body was taken to Savannah Wednesday afternoon on the 4:35 and lay in Silver's undertaking rooms until yesterday morning, when it was taken to Spring Lake. She leaves a large family of brother and sisters, who are grief-stricken at her sudden death.
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, February 15, 1918, page 15.
Palmyra, Feb. 14.- Emmet Parslow, brother of Mrs. John Storr, of this place, died at Williamson Sunday, aged 63? years. He had resided in Williamson for a half century. He leaves besides his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John De Frine, and a brother, Harvey Parslow. Funeral services took place at Ridge Chapel cemetery Tuesday afternoon. [Note: Mr. Parslow isn't on our Ridge Chapel Cemetery list, although his brother and sister-in-law are.]
Mrs. Martha Coon.
Lyons, Feb. 14.- Mrs. Martha Coon, aged 66 years, died lst night at her home in Catherine street. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Facer and Mrs. Rufus Fuller, both of Lyons. The funeral will be held from her home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Herman L. Brockway officiating. Burial will be made in Lyons Rural cemetery.
Frederick W. Teller.
Lyons, Feb. 14.- Frederick W. Teller, aged 65 years, died at his home in Joy street last night. He leaves his wife, a son, William, and a granddaughter, all of Lyons. Funeral services will be held from his home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. C. Henry Beidbecke officiating. Burial will be made in the Lyons Rural cemetery.
John R. Lowry.
Lyons, Feb. 14.- John R. Lowry died early this morning at his home in Junius, aged 76/78? years. Mr. Lowry has been a life-long resident of this vicinity and a thresher for fifty years. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Miss Goldie Lowry, of Geneva; two stepdaughters, Miss Frances Starr, of Syracuse, and Mrs. Charles P. Langdon, of South Lyons, and two stepsons, John Starr and James A. Starr, of Junius.
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, September 10, 1903, page 4.
NEWS CAME TOO LATE.
Dr. Edmonston Died Before His Mother
Reached His Bedside.
Palmyra, Sept. 9.- News has been received in this place anouncing (sic) the suden (sic) death in Brooklyn of Dr. Howard Edmonston, a former well known Palmyra young man and a rising young dentist at Brooklyn. The first news regarding the sad and sudden death was a telegram received by the young man's parents on Monday which stated that he was very ill. His mother started at once for Brooklyn, but before she arrived there, a second wire was received stating that the young man was dead, death having resulted from diphtheria. The remains will be brought home for burial.
Dr. Edmonston was about 25 years of age and was a member of the graduating class of 1897 of the Palmyra High School. He afterwards attended the Buffalo Dental College, and upon graduating from that institution, he started to practice his profession in Brooklyn. He was a most estimable young man and his sudden death is not only a sudden and fearful blow to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Edmonston, but also to a large circle of friends in Palmyra, where most of his life was spent.
** From our online transcription of Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street, Palmyra NY:
Edmonston, R. Howard - son of Wm., Sept. 8, 1903 24y
A Daughter of the Revolution.
Lyons, Sept. 9.- Elizabeth McAlpine Finch, widow of the late James Finch, of this village, died here to-day. Deceased was born July 20, 1805/6 (?), and had resided here over sixty years. She was a true daughter of the Revolution. She was remarkably well preserved and retained her faculties to the last. She is survived by one son, John S. Finch, of Syracuse.
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, December 18, 1934, page 12.
Newark, Dec. 17.- Millard O. Weeks died in his home --3 West Miller Street, yesterday. Surviving are his wife, Emma Soverhill Weeks; a son, George; and a brother, William of Lyons. Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in his home.
Note: our online listings of Newark Main Street Cemetery has - Weeks, Millard O. 1850-1934.
MISS NETTIE LAMSON
Lyons, Dec. 17.- Miss Nettie Lamson, __, a former resident of South Sodus, died last night in the home of her niece, Miss Belle Lamson, where she has made her home for several years. Surviving, besides Miss Lamson, are a niece, Mrs. L---- Clink (?) of Montrose, Pa., and a nephew, Ralph Lamson, of Sidney Center, N. Y. Funeral services will be in a mortuary at 75 William Street at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday, with burial in South Sodus Cemetery.
Note: our online listings of South Sodus Cemetery have:
Benjamin, July 3, 1834 - Sept. 27, 1903
Cordelia A., wife, Feb. 10, 1839 - Apr. 26, 1923
Nettie 1865 - 1934
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, April 15, 1916, page 11.
Mrs. I. R. Seelye.
North Rose, April 14.- The death of Mrs. I. R. Seelye occurred yesterday afternoon in her home in this village. Her maiden name was Sarah Williams and she came here from Marion. She leaves her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph McDonald, of New York city. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Monday from the home.
Notw: our online listings of Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Huron, have:
SEELYE, I. R. 1845 - 1927
SEELYE, Sarah J. wife 1843 - 1916
From the Evening Herald, December 14, 1899, page 3. (Syracuse NY)
Martin Wadley Dead.
Clyde, Dec. 14.- Martin Wadley, an old resident of Clyde, who was stricken with paralysis on November 26th, died yesterday, aged 67 years. He was for many years an efficient member of the Clyde police force and served three years in the Civil war. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Charles of Long Island City, James of Detroit, Mich., and Frank of Clyde.
Note: our online listings of Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Galen, have:
WADLEY Martin 9 Oct. 1832 - 13 Dec. 1899 Co. H 9th NY H. Art.
WADLEY Emily B. wf Martin 1834 - 1902
WADLEY Frank W. 1872 - 1937
WADLEY Chas. A. 1859 - 1931
From the Evening Herald, January 11, 1904. (Syracuse NY)
YOUNG MAN'S DESPONDENCY.
SUPPOSED CAUSE OF TAKING HIS LIFE WITH REVOLVER.
Body Found in His Father's Newspaper
Office, With Would in the Head and
Weapon Lyon on the Floor.
Savannah, Jan. 11.- Blaine C. Baggerly, son of W. F. Baggerly, proprietor of the Savannah News, committed suicide Saturday evening by shooting himself in the newspaper office. He was 17 years old, and is said to have had a serious heart trouble which had made him despondent.
He was seen to go into the News office and soon afterward the report of a revolver was heard by persons outside, who found the young man lying dead, with a wound in the temple and the revolver near him. His father was notified. He said he knew of no reason for his son's act. The coroner pronounced the case one of suicide during temporary mental aberration.
Note: the 1914 Farm Directory of Savannah lists Wilbur F. Baggerly and wife Jennie residing on Clyde St. in Savannah.
The Evening Herald, December 16, 1899, page 9. (Syracuse NY)
Joseph Neufeglizer Fell in the
Field Where He Was Working
Sodus, Dec. 16.- Poormaster David Vandy of this village was notified yesterday that Joseph Neufeglizer of Sodus had dropped dead at Marion, where he was working in a field. He was apparently in the best of health. He left here a few weeks ago to work at Marion. He had no money and the town has assisted him. The Marion authorities refused to bury him and notified the Sodus Overseer of the Poor. Mr. Vandy took Undertaker Wylie with him and prepared the remains for burial at the expense of the town of Sodus. The funeral was held to-day. The deceased was 66 years old, having been born in Holland, where he made a record as a brave soldier. He had lived in the United States eighteen years.
Lyons, Dec. 16.- Frank Brier died yesterday morning at his home in Phelps street from cancer of the stomach, aged 41 years. He had been an invalid for a long time. He is survived by his widow and seven children. Funeral services will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Ernest Heyd of the First German Lutheran church officiating. Lyons Lodge, No. 317, I. O. I. F., and Wayne tent, No. 108, Knights of the Maccabees, in both of which organizations the deceased held membership, will attend. The remains will be taken to Lock Berlin for interment.
Note: our online listings of Lock Berlin Cemetery note an individual Brier stone, near Husner and Closs stones. Perhaps a family monument?
The Syracuse Herald, December 31, 1914, page 9.
DIES AT NEWARK
She Passes Away at the Age of 104.
HAD EXCELLENT HEALTH
She Moved to Newark in 1860 and
Had Lived There Ever Since -
She Was a Member of Christian
Church for Ninety Years
Newark, Dec. 21.- The death of Mrs. Lavinia Blackmar Allerton, the oldest woman in Wayne county, if not in the State, occurred at her home in Van Buren street, yesterday, of old age. She was 104 years, 6 months and 18 days old and was remarkable for her average good health and mental activity. She moved to Newark when a young girl and had lived here since 1834. She belonged to one of the most highly respected families in Wayne county and is an aunt of Judge Able Blackmar of New York city.
Able Blackmar and Polly Trowbridge were married at Freehold, Greene county, New York, September 14th, 1797. To them were born ten children. Mrs. Lavinia Blackmar Allerton, the sixth child, was born June 12th, 1810. Her childhood and girlhood were passed in the quiet shelter of her father's home. She was educated in the schools of that time in and about Freehold. She was a member of the Christian church, having joined it when she was 14 years of age, making her ninety years a member of the organization.
Wedding Trip by Boat.
She married Meade Allerton of Port Gibson, N. Y., October 19th, 1834. Her wedding journey was the trip to her home made by packetboat by way of the Erie canal, then called "the ditch." Mrs. Allerton lived to see "that ditch" twice enlarged, the work beginning the first time in 1835 and completed in 1862, since which time it was more properly called the Erie canal. Mrs. Allerton watched the keenest interest the work of the second enlargement, the work on which began in 1905, for her home commands an extended view of the waterway now known as "the barge canal."
Her home for the years between 1834 and 1860 was in Port Gibson, where Mr. Allerton had extensive business interests.
Mr. Allerton on his retirement from business moved with his family to Newark in 1860, purchasing the home at No. 12 Van Buren street, where she lived until the time of her death.
A part of Mrs. Allerton's family had preceded her to Newark. The father and mother coming to the village in the late fall of 1834. Mrs. Allerton has always been a homemaker. During her ninety years of church membership she had been a conscientious worker and believed in all that made for the moral and spiritual uplift.
Celebrated 100th Anniversary.
On her 100th birthday she entertained here (sic) near relatives, numbering twenty-five, at dinner, also received nearly 100 callers. Soon after this birthday a member of the Sunshine society from Mexico, N. Y., called at the home and at her earnest solicitation, Mrs. Allerton became an honorary member of the International Sunshine society and on state occasions wore the badge of that society, then presented to her, and she would laughingly tell her daughters that she was the only member of the family who was a club member. Mrs. Allerton is the last of her family.
Besides the two daughters, Miss Jennie Allerton and Mrs. Eva Putnam, she is survived by three nieces, Miss Anna Blackmar, Mrs. Emma B. Richmond and Mrs. C. T. Bloomer, all of Newark; and three nephews, Able Blackmar and Orville Hurd Blackmar of New York, and Arthur Blackmar of Newark.
Note: our online listings of Newark Main Street Cemetery have:
Allerton, Mead Feb. 2, 1805 - Feb. 19, 1884 Newark
Allerton, Lavina husb. Mead B. June 12, 1810 - Dec. 30, 1914 (Lavina Blackmar)
Deaths in Herald Parish.
Mrs. Lavina B. Alleson (sic), 104, Newark.
William Granger, Newark.
Note: our online listings of Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street, Palmyra NY has the following man. Is this the same person?
Granger, William - 1845-1914
The Syracuse Herald, July 28, 1914, page 14.
Deaths in Herald Parish.
Allen Robinson, 67, North Rose
Isaac Chase, 63, Newark
Alonzo Stevenson, 65, Junius
The Syracuse Herald, July 1, 1916
Deaths in Herald Parish.
James McMahon, 65, Clyde.
Winslow J. Peck, 75, Newark
Note: our online listings of East Newark Cemetery have
Peck, Winslow J., 2 Jul 1916, 74 Yrs.
Read the following long obituary - July 2 is the date of interment.
OF NEWARK IS DEAD
Peekskill Was Named After Ances-
tors of Winslow J. Peek -
Newark, July 1.- Winslow J. Peek, aged 75 years, a life-long resident of this town died at his home on Port Gibson road yesterday after a serious illness of five weeks. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at his late residence, the Rev. J. C. MacFarland of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the East Newark cemetery.
Mr. Peek was born August 31st, 1842, in the homestead which has been his home for three-quarters of a century, the son of Abram and Aseneth Heath Peek, pioneer settlers of Wayne county. He married in 1862 Lovina Shaver in Rose Valley, whose death occurred in May, 1913. The old bridge over the Erie canal west of here and near to the Peek farm has always been known by folks, old and young, living near Newark as Peek's bridge.
For fifty years Mr. Peek was a member of the local Masonic lodge. He was descended from one of the first families to come to this country, his ancestor being Jan Peek who was among the first who settled Lower New York and for whom Peekskill on the Hudson has taken it's name.
Mr. Peek leaves four sisters, Mrs. Addie Guinn of Hiawatha, Kansas; Mrs. Charles Sweezey of Orange, California; Mrs. Grace Okeson, of Fairview, Kansas; Miss Bertha Peek of Yonkers, N. Y., and a brother Germain Peek of Clio, Michigan.
JAMES M'MAHON DEAD
Clyde, July 1.- James McMahon of this village died yesterday noon, aged 65 years. He was born in Ireland and had resided in Clyde about forty-five years. He is survived by his widow.
Note: our online listings of St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Galen, have
Bridget, wife, 1840-19
The Syracuse Herald, December 8, 1915, page 20.
Clinton L. Bartholomew
Mr. Bartholomew, 68, a veteran of the civil war and a former resident of this city, died Monday at his home at Long Beach, Cal. He left this city for the West about a year ago on account of failing health. Mr. Batholomew had also formerly lived in Port Gibson, where he was in charge of the New York Central railroad station. He was a member of Root post, No. 151, G. A. R. The remains will be brought to Port Gibson, where burial will be made at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He leaves two sons and two daughters.
The Syracuse Herald, December 10, 1915, page 29.
DIED IN LONG BEACH
Palmyra, Dec. 10.- News was received here yesterday of the death of Clinton L. Bartholomew, who died in Long Beach, Cal., on Monday. Mr. Bartholomew was station agent at the West Shore station in Port Gibson for over twenty years. He was a veteran of the civil war. The remains will probably arrive here to-morrow and will be buried in Port Gibson.
Note: the reading of Port Gibson Cemetery, Town of Manchester, posted on Ontario County NYGenWeb has
Clinton A., 1848 - 1915; 7th PA Cal.
Marie Leyburne, wife of Clinton A.; 185 2- 1913
[Note: the following obit is for Seneca County, just below Wayne County, and is being posted here as it might help someone.]
DEATH OF C. H. T. ARCHER
Waterloo, Dec. 10.- Charles H. T. Archer, a well known resident of Waterloo, died yesterday in the Geneva City hospital where he had been receiving treatment for several weeks for Bright's disease. Mr. Archer was born in Westchester county on May 21st, 1850, and had lived in Waterloo for the greater part of his life.
The Syracuse Herald, June 19, 1917, page 9.
Dies as Result of Operation Year Ago.
Sodus, June 19.- William Andrews, 45, is dead at his home at Sodus Point, following an operation in a Rochester hospital a year ago, from which he never rallied.
He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Henry Andrews, of Alton, two sisters, Mrs. George Schuyler, of Sodus Point, and Mrs. Eugene Shaver, of Alton, two brothers, Harry Andrews of Wolcott and Oscar Andrews of Alton.
The Syracuse Herald, October 13, 1916.
Deaths in Herald Parish.
John E. Baker, 80, Macedon.
The Syracuse Herald, May 29, 1916.
Deaths in Herald Parish.
Myron L. Hoag, 76, Macedon.
The Syracuse Herald, February 19, 1911, page B-7.
Death of Charles Fisher.
Lyons, Feb. 18.- News of the death of Charles Fisher at the Buffalo General hospital Friday night was received here yesterday morning. Mr. Fisher was up to two years ago a resident of this village and for several years previous to leaving here he owned and ran the Whitehouse Inn on Water street. Mr. Fisher had been suffering from Bright's disease for some time and this was the cause of his death. He was a member of the Broad Street Lutheran church of this village. The remains were brought here to the home of his sister, Mrs. Milton Gansz, on Water street, last evening.
Mr. Fisher is survived by three sisters, Mrs. George Friend, Mrs. Alfred Friend and Mrs Milton Gansz. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gansz, Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Heyd officiating.
Note: our online listings of Lyons Rural Cemetery have a "possible" for this man
FISHER, Charles C., 1864 - 1911
The Syracuse Herald, April 2, 1915, page 24.
Deaths in Herald Parish.
George A. Farrand, 60, Savannah.
Note: the 1914 Farm Directory of Savannah has "Farrand, George farmer (Farrand Bros.) rd3 Savannah." The 1867 Directory of Savannah has "Farrand, Geo. A., farmer 58." In the 1910 census, George Farrand, age 54, a farmer and single, resided in the household of his brother E. M. Farrand and family. Mr. Farrand is listed in our reading of Butler-Savannah Cemetery as Geo. A. 1854 - 1915.
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