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Part 8

NEW 1/4/14   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in the 1890's

Rev. Robert E. Willson, fourteen years pastor of the Presbyterian church in Clyde, died in New York last Thursday, aged 88 years. The last ten years he was blind.

NEW 1/4/14   from the Oswego Daily Times, Tuesday, December 26, 1893, page 5

One Hundred and Twenty-One.

Special Dispatch to the Oswego Times.

Lyons, Dec. 26.- James Morris, better known as James Rice, a former slave, died in Lyons on Sunday at the advanced age of 121 years. Deceased was born in Wilmington, Delaware, June 13th, 1772, and belonged to the Rice family, who were very prominent there at the time. He afterwards became the property of the late Zalmon Rice, who moved to Lyons, where he manufactured fanning mills and owned a great part of the present village of Lyons, Rice street having been named in his honor. At Zalmon Rice's death James stayed with the widow, Mrs. E. A. B. Rice, until her death, when he was left with a life lease of a house and lot on Maple street, where he died on Sunday. He was very proud of his record which was carefully preserved by the Rice family and his age as given above is authentic.

NOTE: in the 1880 Lyons census, widow Eliza Rice was listed as age 81 and born in Maryland. Residing with her was James Stewart, servant, widower, age 70, black, born in Virginia, as well as Louisa Nelson, servant, single, age 23, black, b. NY, father b. VA and mother b. MD.

Already posted on this site is an undated January 1894 death notice from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette - "Jas. Stuart, an old negro who has lived in Lyons and was supposed to be over a hundred years old, died last week."

According to Elias Child's 1881 Genealogy of the Child, Childs and Childe Families, Mrs. Rice was Eliza Ann Bleeker Child, born Stillwater NY May 18, 1799 to Dr. Ephraim Child and Mary Woodworth. Eliza married Zalmon Rice on Sept. 20, 1841. Mr. Rice passed away July 6, 1844. The couple had no children. In the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses of Lyons, she stated that she was born in NYS. Mr. Morris/Rice/Stuart/Stewart wasn't listed in her household in those census years.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
This line of graves starts at the south driveway, third row of lots, proceeds north
RICE Zalmon d June 18, 1842, 56y (carved by his sons)
RICE Sarah departed this life May 4, 1840, wife
RICE Thomas D. son departed this life Feb. 10, 1823 in the 15th year of his life
RICE Sophia O. dau d 1842

NEW 1/4/14   from The Marion Enterprise, Saturday, Jan. 12, 1901


GANZE- At her home in Marion, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, 1901, Mrs. Clarisa Ganze, wife of H. A. Ganze, aged 64 years.

Funeral Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Rev. J. G. Long officiating.

The death of Mrs. H. A. Ganze was a shock to this community. She had been sick for over two weeks, but the end came suddenly. It is sad to see such a pleasant home circle thus broken. The sympathy of all is with the husband, son and daughter. May they realize that ot every dark cloud there is a silver lining. Such is the law of nature.

NEW 1/4/14   from The Marion Enterprise, Saturday, Jan. 19, 1901

Mrs. Clarissa Ganze, wife of H. A. Ganze passed away about 2:30 Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, having been ill since Christmas.

Death resulting from catarrhal jaundice. She was the daughter of John and Mary Fish and was born in Fall River, Mass., July 28, 1836. At the age of 10 she came with her parents to the town of Marion where she has since resided. At an early age she gave her heart to God and was Baptised at the Upper Corners and attended the old stone church at that place.

In the year 1850, Jan. 26, she joined the Christian church and became a membmer of the choir, which placed she filled until 1884, since which time she has attended the M. E. church, where her voice has also been singing praise to God. Dec. 30, 1857, she was united in marriage to Henry A. Ganze. Six children were born to them of which only two are living, William Henry and Mary Agnes. She was a member of the W. C. T. U., W. R. Corps and Marion grange, P. of H.

Out of a family of 15 only two sisters survive her, Mrs. Martha Shaw of Palmyra and Mrs. Caroline Peckham of Fall River, Mass.

The funeral was held at her late residence and the large attendance attested to the kind regards and sympathy of the community for the bereaved family.

"There is one less link to hold us earthward; one link more to draw us upward."


Again the death angel has visited Grange and taken our sister, Mrs. Clarisa Ganze, one who was ever ready and willing to do whatever was required of her; therefore be it

Resolved; that as a Grange we extend our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved husband and children, and commend them to Him who will comfort give to all who ask, and while we know our loss is her gain, we shall sometime meet again and "then we understand."

Mrs. A. R. Gurnee}
Mrs. O. H. Sherman} Com.
Mrs. Geo. Reeves.}

Card of Thanks.

At the death and burial of the dear wife and kind mother we loved, friends and neighbors were very kind, rendering comfort and assistance in time of sorrow and affliction. To each and all we extend our heart-felt thanks, to the A.O.U.W., L.I.S. and to those who furnished appropriate music. Also to the various Orders for the beautiful flowers.

H. A. Ganze and Family.

Mrs. Philip Ganze and daughter, from New York, were present at the funeral of Mrs. H. A. Ganze and have remained during the week.

Wednesday evening Isaac Jeffrey received word of the death of his son, William's, wife in Palmyra. Mr. Jeffrey was married last May.

Edwin White, who was recently taken to Willard, died Tuesday. He will be buried in Marion Cemetery this Friday. [NOTE: not on Marion Cemetery lists]

NEW 1/4/14   from The Marion Enterprise, Saturday, Feb. 23, 1901

Card of Thanks.

J. H. Barrett and family wish in this manner to express their appreciation and thanks for the many kind acts rendered by neighbors and friends during the sickness, death and burial of a loving wife and mother. Thanks are especially due to those who furnished the singing and beautiful flowers.

Mrs. Mary Ford of Hall Center was buried at Palmyra, Wednesday. Rev. Lane officiated at the funeral.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Ford, Mary E., wife of J. J., Feb. 18, 1901, 32y 6m 15d

Mrs. Christian Schlack died Tuesday at her home, four and one-half miles east of Marion. Deceased had been sick for some time of cancer. She was 45 years of age.

NEW 1/4/14   from The Marion Enterprise, Friday, June 16, 1911

The funeral of Clarence Everett was largely attended on Thursday afternoon June 8, at the homestead on the Palmyra road. Rev. P. J. Bull officiating. Music was furnished by members of the Presbyterian choir of Palmyra, and the floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Mr. Everett was well known and highly respected in Marion, having owned and occupied the old Larkins farm, north of Eddy Ridge, for some time past. About a year and a half ago he purchased and removed to Norton/Noston farm, near Palmyra, where he died. His age was 58 years. Interment was made in the Marion cemetery. The afflicted family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.

Mrs. C. E. Everett and Children

Marion Cemetery
Everett, C E, 1853 - 1911
Everett, M A Stevens, wife, 1856 - ___

NEW 1/4/14   from The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, August 16, 1916


Mrs. Lucinda Nelson, widow of Harvey Nelson, died last Friday afternoon at her home two and one-half miles south of Clyde, aged eighty-four years. She has always resided in this vicinity. She leaves three sons, Fred, of Rochester, John and William, of Clyde, and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Forgham, of East Rochester, and Mrs. William Hopkins, of Rochester. The funeral took place from the home at three o'clock Sunday afternoon. [NOTE: her husband said to be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, per Town of Galen clerk's records, but neither Lucinda nor husband Harvey are on the cemetery list]


Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Watson, wife of James M. Watson, an old resident of Clyde, died Friday after a lingering illness at the residence of her son in DeWitt, aged seventy-seven years. The remains were brought to Clyde and the funeral held at the residence of Ad____ (illegible) Snedaker, Rev. W. H. Bates officiating.

Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Galen
WATSON J.C. 1809-1892
WATSON Betsy E. wf J.C. 1814-1891

The death of Miss M____ (illegible) Dower, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dower, occurred in Kansas City last week, where she had been teaching in the city schools. The remains were brought here for burial and funeral services held at St. John's Catholic Church.

Related person?:
Maple Grove Cemetery, Town of Galen
DOWER Mary MILLER d. 19-(no date)

NEW 1/4/14   from the Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1911


Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong, a long-time resident of this locality died Monday night at her home in Rose, aged 60 years. She leaves two sons, Merton H., and Virgil S. Armstrong. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.

Rose Cemetery
Armstrong, Elizabeth, maiden name Head, husband Edgar Allen Armstrong, 1851 - 1911


George Aurand, a former resident of Galen, died at his home in Butler, Wednesday, July 12, 1911, aged 59 years. Mr. Aurand had been in failing health for some time but his sudden death was a great shock to his many friends. Funeral services were held at the home of his brother, Norman, Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Howland, pastor of the M. P. Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Butler and Savannah cemetery. He is survived by two brothers, Norman and Perry, of Butler, and one sister, Mrs. James Marvin, of Fair Haven.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Benjamin 1816 - 1901
Martha J., wife, 1822 - 1906
Geo. M. 1851 - 1911

NEW 1/4/14   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, June 30, 1903

His Back Broken.

Sodus, June 29- A distressing accident happened at Sodus Point last night, which resulted to-day in the death of Charles Alger, a bright young man aged 24 years. He was picking cherries in Edgar Burton's yard when he fell to the ground. The fall broke his back. He lingered until to-day, his body being practically paralyzed. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Alger, a brother, George Alger, and a sister, Miss Agnes Alger. [NOTE: his father is listed in Sodus Rural Cemetery]

NEW 1/4/14   from The Lyons Republican & Clyde Times, Thursday, April 27, 1950

Margaret Dean Ward, 83, died at the home of Mrs. Marian E. Ortiz on New Hartford street, Saturday, April 22. Mrs. Ward was born in Wolcott, Sept. 8, 1866, the daughter of Johnston and Lizzie Wilson Dean. She is survived by a son, Worden, Wolcott; a brother, John Dean, Wolcott; a brother, William Dean, California, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Carroll, Syracuse. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m., Monday, with the Rev. George Wolfe officiating. Burial in Huron Evergreen cemetery. [NOTE: not listed on Evergreen Cemetery list or findagrave]

NEW 10/7/11   from The Democratic Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1899, Clyde NY

The death of Mrs. Henry Lauster occurred at her home on Water street early Friday morning, aged 60 years. Deceased left no children. Funeral services were held from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Maple Grove Cemetery
LAUSTER Henry, B. 1836-1893
LAUSTER Mary, wf Henry, B. 1838-1899

Benjamin F. Sherman, one of the most widely known residents of this vicinity, died after an illness of about three years, on Monday afternoon last at 3 o'clock. Mr. Sherman was born in Rose, N.Y., on August 31st, 18__ (illegible), and has resided in Clyde for about 35 years, being well known as a prominent hotel proprietor and in later years as a contractor and builder. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. John H. Childs, and one son, Chas. A. Sherman. Funeral services will be held from his late residence on Main street, at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. V. N. Yergin officiating.

Maple Grove Cemetery
SHERMAN B. F., 1831 - 1899
SHERMAN Evelyn L. MOORE, wf B. F., 1836 - 1915
SHERMAN Chas. E., 1849 - 1903


The remains of Mrs. Isaac Sickles, aged 82 years, whose death occurred at Shortsville, were brought to Clyde to-day for interment. Deceased was a former resident of this village and leaves two sons, David Sickles, of Shortsville, and Samuel Sickles, of Clyde. Funeral services will be held from his late home at 2 o'clock to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon and interment made in Maple Grove cemetery. [NOTE: not on Maple Grove Cemetery list]


The remains of Mrs. Esther Aurand, who died in Buffalo on Friday last, aged 70(?) years, were brought to Clyde Monday and interred in Maple Grove cemetery. Deceased was the wife of Charles Aurand of Galen. [NOTE: not on Maple Grove Cemetery list; age 23 in 1860, age 34 in 1870, age 36 in 1880, age 50 in 1892]

NEW 10/7/11   from The Democratic Herald, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1891

Mrs. F. C. Lauder, for many years a resident of Clyde, died at Ithaca a few days ago, aged 63 years. [NOTE: Mrs. Frank C. Lauder]

Geo. D. Johnson, of Rose, died of paralysis at Saginaw, Mich., last week. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, Rev. W. H. Bates, officiating.

Geo. D. Johnson, of Rose, in the employ of Johnson & Son, organ builders at Westfield, Mass., left Clyde last week Wednesday under order of the firm to go to Saginaw, Mich., to overhaul an organ in the Congregational Church there. He had but just begun his work, when three shocks of paralysis, with but little interval between, terminated his life. His remains passed through this place to-day, and funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian Church at 2 P.M. to-morrow (Wednesday), Rev. W. H. Bates, of Clyde, officiating. Mr. Johnson will be well remembered by many in this vicinity for his expert work in organ and piano tuning.

The death of T. B. Wiley, aged 83, took place at his home three miles south west of Savannah at an early hour Saturday morning. He had been confined to his bed about a week, his death having been caused by kidney disease, with which he had been afflicted for a number of years. Mr. Wiley was one of the pioneers of Savannah, having settled near where he died at the age of 18, and had resided on the island, as that section is known, ever since. He was very prosperous in business and accumulated considerable property. He leaves an aged wife, two sons, James B., and Cassius C., and one daughter, Mrs. John Carris, all of Savannah. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house.

Cemetery at Evans Corners
WILEY, T.B., Nov. 13, 1891, 82y
WILEY, Nancy, wife, Dec. 31, 1891, 82y

1880 United States Federal Census
Theodore B. Wiley, 71, farmer, b. NY
Nancy Wiley, 70, b. NY

The relentless reaper Death, has again invaded the ranks of our prominent businessmen and claimed as its reward the life of Ernest Lux. Though Mr. Lux had been in failing health for some time yet his demise was somewhat sudden and unexpected and cast a feeling of deepest sorrow over this community. He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, July 18, 1829, and came to this country with his parents, Frederick and Dortha Lux, in 1840, settling first upon a farm in the vicinity of Savannah, N.Y. He here remained until 1850 when he embarked in the cooperage business in Clyde, at the corner of Glasgow and Dezeng streets. The businesses grew to large proportions and became one of the leading industries in this place, employing nearly 100 men, during the operation of the distilleries which were then running. In 1859 the establishment was moved to the present location and an interest was sold to Mr. Burke, the firm being Burke & Lux, who a few years later started a branch for the manufacture of oil barrels in Union City, Pa. About 1863 Mr. Lux purchased the interest of his partner in the Clyde establishment and later disposed of his interest in the works at Union City. He shortly afterwards added the coal business to his cooperage and was financially successful in the venture. On June 15, 1851, he was married to Miss Catharine Stumm, daughter of the late Lewis Stumm of Clyde, and four children were born to them: Lewis F. of Rochester; Carrie E., now Mrs. Chas. Magee, of New York, Ernest Jr., deceased; and Chas. A. Lux. In 1888 he formed a copartnership with his son, Charles A., and the business was since conducted under the firm of E. Lux ∓ Son. The deceased was in the 63d year of his age and his death which occurred at his residence on Columbia street at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon, was caused by valvular heart disease. Funeral services were held at the late residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Bates officiating.

Maple Grove Cemetery
LUX Ernest, 1829 - 1891
LUX Catherine, wf Ernest, 1833 - 1895

F. Humbert and wife, of Syracuse; J. Christman and wife, and Geo. Klippel and wife, of Lyons, Mr. Messner, of Savannah, were in attendance at the funeral of Ernest Lux, Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Catharine Lux will leave this week in company with her daughter Mrs. Chas. Magee for an extended visit at the latter's home in New York.

[NOTE: this was a re-interment from an unknown cemetery in Yates County NY. Additional information may explain who the otherwise unidentified "Father" and "Mother" stones refer to, and clarifies the relationship between these particular Spencer and Ketchum families. ]

NEW 10/7/11   from The Democratic Herald, Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1889, Clyde NY

The remains of Truman P. Spencer and daughter, Anna E., father and sister of John M. Spencer, of this village were brought from Penn Yan where they were interred in 1838, on Wednesday last, and buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Maple Grove Cemetery
Town of Galen
SPENCER Wealthy 1827-1899 [wife of John M.]
SPENCER John M. 1828-1911
SPENCER Father 1804-1838 [this is Truman P. Spencer]
SPENCER Mother 1807-1889 [Truman P. Spencer's widow Christina Becker remarried to Alvah Ketchum, and had another son, Alvah R. Ketchum. She died April 29, 1889. Christina Ketchum is present in the 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 Galen censuses.]
SPENCER Cornelia dau. Thomas & Christina - born Maryland 1833 - Sep. 1846 [stone probably misread and should read Truman & Cornelia]
KETCHUM Alvah R. 11 Jan. 1884 38y [son of Christina Becker Spencer Ketchum and Alvah Ketchum]
KETCHUM Alvah 5 Apr. 1867 71y
KETCHUM Loantha wf Alvah 13 Aug. 1842 43y [maiden name Preston]

The Evening Post, Monday Evening, September 14, 1846, New York City

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - As Mr. Alvah Ketchum and family, of Galen, were returning home from Church, at Clyde, on Sunday afternoon last, their wagon was run into by a runaway team, upset and its occupants thrown upon the ground, the wheels of the wagon attached to the runaway team passing over the bodies of Mr. Ketchum and his step-daughter, Miss Cornelia Spencer, badly injuring the former and killing the latter instantly.- [Wayne Co. Whig.]

The Herald, Wednesday, January 25th, 1911, Clyde NY


John M. Spencer, one of the oldest residents and a former prominent business man, died at the home of his daughter, on Sodus street at 7 o'clock last week Friday evening, aged 82 years. He was the son of Truman P. Spencer and was born at Hillsdale, Columbia County, Oct. 11th, 1828. He came to Clyde when he was 16 years old and entered the employ of John S. Gay. Six years later, in 1850, he organized the firm of Terry & Spencer, lumber dealers and builders. In 1852 he sold out and engaged in the manufacture of sash and blinds and later made a specialty of building and contract work.

Up to about 10 years ago he was engaged in the grocery business with his son-in-law, Thomas Brooks. Mr. Spencer had at the age of 21 years, married Wealthy R., daughter of Peter Knapp, of East Newark, and four children were born to them, two of whom - Mr. F. A. Spencer and a daughter, Christiana T. Brooks, survive him.

Mr. Spencer received a good common school education to which he added largely by reading and observing. He was a student of the best literature, the standard poets being his chief delight.

He loved, also, the study of the Bible. He realized that his end was near and expressed himself as prepared and ready and willing to go.

Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Brooks on Sodus street, at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. S. S. Pratt, officiating. Interment was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.

The Democratic Herald, Wednesday, February 8th, 1899, Clyde NY

The death of Mrs. Wealthy R. Spencer wife of John Spencer, occurred at her home on Sodus street at 1:30 o'clock this morning, after an illness of only 48 hours. The deceased was born in Pine Plains, Dutchess Co., N.Y., on September 4th, 1827, and is consequently in her 72d year. Her parents were Peter and Temperance Knapp and she has resided in Clyde for the past 48 years. She leaves besides her husband, two children, Mrs. Christina Brooks and Ford A. Spencer, both of Clyde. Funeral services will be held from the late residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Geo. W. Haigh officiating.

Mrs. Carrie Spencer, of Binghamton, N.Y., has been called here by the death of Mrs. John Spencer.

NEW 10/7/11   from the Lake Shore News, Thursday, Sept. 21, 1911, front page


George A. Dickinson Fell Out of His Chair a Corpse Last Thursday.

Geoge A. Dickinson, a well-known resident of Wolcott, died very suddenly last Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock at his residence on Orchard street.

Mr. Dickinson owned a valuable farm at the lower end of Dutch street, Huron, where he lived until seven years ago, when he moved to Wolcott and bought a home here for his old age.

He was taken suddenly ill last spring while plowing for E. T. Brown in his orchard, being found unconscious in a furrow by Eugene Pierce. He recovered in a measure from that attack, but quite recently had a set-back. He was out after that within a day or two, but had not been feeling very well of late, though able to be about.

He was out about the neighborhood the morning he died. He came in and told his wife he had a severe pain in his chest and back, over the heart.

His wife bathed his chest and back and had just finished when he fell out of his chair. She was alone with him and was terribly frightened. She called for help and Mrs. Fay Hendricks heard her and came. He was dead, and probably was dead when he fell out of the chair.

Dr. R. H. Watkins called Coroner Allen, of Clyde, who gave a certificate of death in accordance with the facts.

Mr. Dickinson was born Oct. 12, 1852, in Lysander. He married a sister of Nicholas Vought of Wolcott. There were no children. He left two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Waldron, of Huron and Mrs. Susan Stone, of Syracuse, and a brother, Stevenson Dickinson, who lives in Kansas.

The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p. m., from the house, conducted by Rev. J. L. Gillard. The bearers were all brothers-in-law, Nicholas Vought, of Wolcott; A. U. Vought, of Savannah, and Isaac DeKing and Alfred Waldron, of Huron. The interment was in the Huron cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery
Town of Huron
DICKINSON, Geo. A., 1852 - 1911
DICKINSON, Luna L., wife, 1855 - 19--


End of Her Long Illness Came Last Friday Morning.

Mrs. Eliza Huff Wardell, for many years a well-known resident of Wolcott, died last Friday morning at 10 o'clock at her home on Mill street.

She had been seriously ill for a long tme, in poor health for years. She had no appetite and what little she was able to eat seemed not to assimilate to give her strength.

For years she had been a nurse and seamstress and half the youngsters in town called her "grandma Wardell." Many of them she called her "babies."

Mrs. Wardell was born in Red Creek and spent her youth there. Her husband, George Washington Wardell, was for many years a well known resident of Wolcott, in his latter years operating the sawmill on the glenside, where, thirty or more years ago, he was killed by a shaft winding up in the tail of his long overcoat.

Mrs. Wardell had two children, Mrs. Ella Whitney, who died some years ago, leaving three children, Dr. G. W. Whitney and Mrs. John E. Ryers, of Rochester, and Miss Bessie H. Whitney, who lived with her father, Charles Whitney, in Syracuse, but who cared tenderly for her grandmother throughout her last illness. The other child is Charles Wardell, of Pittsburg, who was here to see his mother nearly a year ago, when she was first taken seriously ill.

There are left of Mrs. Wardell's family one brother, George Huff, of Omaha, Neb., and two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Gage and Mrs. William R. Flemming, both of Victory. Mrs. Wardell was born April 7, 18834.

The funeral was held on Monday from the house at 10:30 a.m., being conducted by Rev. J. L. Gillard. The interment was in Leavenworth cemetery, beside her husband.

Glenside Cemetery
Town of Wolcott
Wardell, George W., 18 Jan 1881, 41y 9d
Wardell, Eliza Hoff, 15 Sep 1911, 77 yrs, Born 7 Apr 1834, Wife (data supplied by a relative)

Death of Charles M. Emmons.

Charles M. Emmons, a former resident of this vicinity, died in Beaver Falls, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 14, of intestinal cancer. The interment was in Forest Last cemetery in Buffalo.

Mr. Emmons was a nephew of Mrs. Spencer E. Chapin and had many relatives in Huron and Wolcott. He was a graduate of Cornell, '88. He occupied a prominent place in the business, social and religious life of this city. He leaves a wife and an adopted son.

NEW 10/7/11   from The Clyde Times, Thursday, March 2, 1916, page 4


VanRensselaer Nichols, an old and well known resident of this vicinity, died Sunday evening at the House of the Good Shepherd Hospital, Syracuse following an operation to which he submitted nearly two weeks previously. He was born in the town of Butler in 1840, and has always resided in this vicinity. A brother, John, residing in California, survives. The remains were brought here and interred in Maple Grove Cemetery yesterday. [NOTE: not present on Maple Grove Cemetery list]

NEW 10/7/11   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in September, 1887

Jas. Van Ostrand, of the northwest part of this town, died on Wednesday last, of peritonitis. He was a good citizen, and his death causes deep grief in the community; age, 57.

East Palmyra Cemetery
VanOstrand, James, d 1 Sep 1887, age 57 years (lot 010-4)

Last Thursday John D. Smith, 81 years old, father of Ensign Smith, residing east of Clyde, while engaged in picking pears from a tree, fell from the ladder and received injuries that resulted in death. The remains were taken to Clyde and interred in Maple Grove.

NOTE: not on Maple Grove Cemetery list, although son Ensign is listed.
1880 United States Federal Census
Savannah, Wayne County, New York
John D. Smith, 74, farmer
Eliza Smith, 75

NEW 10/7/11   from The Newark Union, Saturday, January 6, 1906, page 2


Mrs. Marie, wife of Mark Stillman, died at her home, West Union street, Tuesday morning at about six o'clock, aged 31 years. She was taken ill a year ago and went to the Rochester City Hospital about the first of July and remained there for three months. She then came back to Newark and a consultation between Drs. York and Coppernoll resulted in a decision that the deceased was suffering from a stationary tumor on her left hip. Her suffering for the past year has been intense. A week prior to her demise she became paralyzed and deaf, dumb and blind. She had a mild disposition, was kind and generous and had many friends among those whom she had known.

Decedent was born in Rochester where she lived until four years ago when with her husband she came to Newark to live. Besides the husband she is survived by a little son, Earl, aged three years.

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock and was conducted by Rev. John C. Brookins of the Baptist church. The remains were placed in the Willow avenue vault where they will rest until spring.

The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 3, 1906, page 7

Mrs. Mark Stillman died yesterday morning aged thirty-one years, after a long illness. A husband and one son Earle, survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Mr. Brookins officiating.

NOTE: Mrs. Stillman is listed in The Newark Union newspaper list of burials in 1906 in Willow Avenue Cemetery (Newark Main Street Cemetery), but not listed on the Newark Cemetery list.

NEW 10/7/11   from The Newark Union, Saturday, January 6, 1906, page 2


Elmer Jay Spoore died at Phoenixville, Pa., Sunday, aged 21 years. Deceased was the son of Ransom R. and Mrs. Ella Spoore of this village. He was born at Clifton Springs where he lived until he was 9 years of age and he spent nearly all of the rest of his life in this village. A year ago he went to Phoenixville to work for the Phoenix Iron Company. Saturday he worked all night. He went to his boarding place, the Her___, at seven o'clock the next morning and started to take a bath. The water was heated by a small gas heater and it is thought that he was rendered unconscious while in the bath from the escaping gas and that he was drowned while in an unconscious condition. The door of the bath room was broken open and physicians did everything possible to resuscitate him.

The deceased was a good machinist and was highly respected here and at Phoenixville. Charles S. Howell, the deputy coroner who had charge of the remains, in a letter to Mrs. Spoore wrote as follows: "The affair has cast a gloom over the whole community. It has more or less unnerved us and it is particularly hard to break such sad news to a good Christian mother on the death of her beloved son. He has while here at all time proven himself worthy of being your son. He was industrious, manly and honest and about to branch into a sphere of usefulness."

He was a member of the Newark Methodist church and of the Rochester Order of Red Men. Brief services were held at Phoenixville Tuesday and the remains reached Newark Wednesday night. The funeral was held from the residence, No. 10 Church street, at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Arthur Copeland, D. D. The bearers were Ross Patterson, Frank LaPoint, Winford Nicholoy and Blaine Butterfield.

The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 3, 1906 page 7

Mrs. R. R. Spoore of No. 10 Church St. received the sad news of the death of her son, Elmer J. Spoore, which occurred Sunday morning at about 8:45 while taking a bath at his boarding place in Phoenixville, Pa. The water was heated with a small gas stove and the gas escaped rendering him unconscious and he slipped down under the water.

The funeral will be held at his home on No. 10 Church St., Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.

Mr. Spoore was a bright young man who was getting along well, and his death is a terrible bereavement to his family.

NEW 10/7/11   from The Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1906


After a long period of illness and suffering, Mrs. Sarah A. Kenyon, wife of Hial P. Kenyon, passed peacefully away at her home on Columbia street at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 63 years. Deceased was born in this village, in the residence now occupied by Dr. Colvin, and has resided here ever since with the exception of a brief interval spent in G rand Rapids, Mich., and in Syracuse, N.Y. Mrs. Kenyon was a faithful, consistent and devoted member of St. John's Episcopal church, and was held in the highest esteem in this community which greatly mourns her loss. No children were born of her marriage and she leaves beside her husband, one sister, Mrs. Dr. J.A. Lane, of Syracuse, and two brothers, Ward H. Groesbeck, of Canastota, and Charles S. Groesbeck, of Clyde. Funeral services will be held from the late residence at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. F. N. Bouck, of St. John's Episcopal church, officiating.

The Newark Union, Saturday, January 6, 1906, page 2

KENYON, Mrs. Sarah A. At Clyde, Tuesday, aged 63. She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. J. A. Lane of Syracuse; two brothers, Ward H. Groesbeck of Canastota, and Charles S. Groebeck (sic) of Clyde. Funeral yesterday afternoon.

1900 United States Federal Census
Town of Galen, Clyde Village
Hial P. Kenyon, 60, b. Jan 1840
Sarah A. Kenyon, 57, wife, b. Aug. 1842, married 37 years, 0 children ever

NEW 10/7/11   from The Newark Union, Saturday, January 6, 1906, page 2

BUSH, Mrs. Mariette. At North Rose, Wednesday, Aged 75 years. Four sons and an adopted daughter survive.

MINDEL, Mrs. Sarah. At Lyons, Saturday, aged 49 years. The survivors are her husband, two daughters and one son.

Elmwood Cemetery
Lyons NY
MINDEL Sarah 1856-1905

STEPHAN, Philip J. At Lyons Dec. 29th, aged 83/85(?) years. He was born in France and came to Lyons in 1833(?). He is survived by his widow and one daughter.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
STEPHAN Philip J. 1821-1905
STEPHAN Barbara D. wife 1825-1914

GILFOIL, Howard. Monday at the Homoeopathic Hospital, Rochester, aged 18/19(?) years and 5 months. He leaves his father and mother and one brother, all of Palmyra.

Marion Cemetery
Gilfoil, C[G?] Howard, 1886-1906

KELLOGG, Mrs. Araminta V. At Wolcott, Dec. 29th, aged 83 years. She is survived by one son, Edward H. Kellogg, and one daughter, Miss Lydia, both of Wolcott.

1880 United States Federal Census
Wolcott, Wayne County, New York
Asa Kellogg, 61, physician
Araminta Kellogg, 57, wife
Alice Kellogg 30, dau
Alida Kellogg, 26, dau
Edward Kellogg, 24, son, lawyer's clerk

MOORE, Allen P. At Wolcott, Thursday morning, aged 64 years. He is survived by his wife and one son, Charles, of Wolcott. He was a brother-in-law of R. P. (?) Matthews of this village.

CURTISS, George Myron. Saturday at Boise City, Idaho. The deceased was the son of the late Myron and Matie Bottume Curtiss and a grandson of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Bottume, well known resident of Lyons for over a half century. He had held the position of deputy collector of the port of San Juan, Porto Rico, since the close of the Spanish-American war up to last spring, when his health failed and the doctors ordered a radial change of climate. He was 30 years old.

NEW 10/7/11   from the Wayne County Review, Thursday, December 31, 1903, Lyons NY

Mrs. Myron Curtis died last evening, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. E. W. Bottume, on Catherine street. Her illness had been of about a year's duration having been contracted probably in Porto Rico where she went to reside with her son, George Curtis, after the death of her husband in Chicago. The illness was diagnosed as anemia and was marked by a bloodless condition of the system induced either by nervous prostration or by the southern fever. Two weeks ago Dr. Ely of Rochester was called in consultation with the resident physician but he was unable to prescribe any couse (sic) of treatment other than that which had been employed. Deceased was born in Huron 54 years ago, the daughter of the late Dr. Bottume, and came to this village at an early age. She was educated at the local school and Elmira college, becoming a remarkably well read woman, deeply versed in scholarship and literature. On her marriage she removed to Chicago with her husband, Myron Curtis, and resided there until his death less than two years ago. Though not a resident of this village after attaining womanhood she passed many summers here and will long be remembered as a woman of gracious and kindly disposition, most pleasing manner and rare intellectual attainments. She was a member of the local Presbyterian church. Surviving relatives are a mother, Mrs. Bottume, two sisters, Mrs. C. D. Hubbard and Miss Hattie Bottume, a daughter, Miss Marion Curtis, and a son, George Curtis; who is an inspector of customs in Porto Rico. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but it is probable that the services will be held in the residence of Mrs. Bottume Saturday afternoon.

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, October 29, 1926, page 11

Phillip Caprone

Phillip Caprone, 57, died Saturday at his home in Frederick street. For several years Mr. Caprone had suffered from heart trouble. Born in Bocca, San Felice, Italy, he came to the United States thirty years ago, and locate din this village, becoming a citizen shortly after. He was a charter member of St. Anthony Society, and a leader among the Italian citizens of Clyde. He leaves his wife, Mary Caprone; three daughters, Mrs. Rose Rago of Lyons, Mrs. Nellie Janto of Clyde, and Elizabeth Caprone of Clyde; three sons, Thomas, John and Joe Caprone all of Clyde. Funeral from St. Johns Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, Burial in St. John's Cemetery.

Mrs. Louise Colvin Oaks

Mrs. Louise Colvin Oaks, daughter of Dr. Darwin Colvin, who for many years was a leading physician of Clyde, died in Rochester on Monday afternoon at half past two.

Fred H. Terry

The death of Fred H. Terry for many years a prominent druggist of this village occurred at his home in Geneva on Monday following a stroke of paralysis a month ago.

Mr. Terry had a host of friends who were grieved to learn of his illness and death. He was a member of Clyde Masonic Lodge.

Surviving him are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Harry Synder of Baltimore. Funeral services were held at his late home Thursday at one o'clock and from Maple (next line left off by typesetter) and members of Clyde Masonic Lodge conducted services at Maple Grove Cemetery in this village at three o'clock.

James Zeutis

"Jim, the Blind Man," as he was familiarly called, died suddenly on Saturday morning shortly after eating his dinner at Fraher's restaurant. He was seized with a heart attack on the street and friends carried him to a nearby store where the end came soon.

Nine years ago, Mr. Zeutis came here to conduct a candy store, but failing eyesight necessitated his retiring from the business. However, he remained in Clyde where he has been a familiar figure on the street. As he felt his way along with a cane children and grown-ups alike took pleasure in leading him across dangerous passages.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Lovinas, a Greek Clergyman from Rochester officiating. Burial was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.


News was received Monday of the death of Robert, seventeen years old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Merritt Newbury of Canastota. The remains were brought to Wolcott for burial.

From The Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, VOLUME VI [New Series], No. 1, Saturday, January 3, 1835, Page 24 (Utica, N.Y)

In Walworth, Wayne county, on the 24th ult. A.C. FOSGATE in the 28th year of his age. The deceased was at work in company with several other persons threshing wheat. He took the place of his father who had been feeding the machine; at this moment the extender exploded which was the cause of his death. On examination it was discovered that he had received a wound upon the head which terminated his existence in an instant. Mr F. was young, amiable, and beloved. In the morning of his days he has been removed from a tender companion, from the embrace of the most fond parents who deeply mourn their loss - and from a numerous circle of sorrowing friends. A very large concourse of people attended his funeral on the 25th, a discourse was delivered from L___ (?) iii 31-33, by the writer of this article. His memory will long live in the breasts of all who knew him.
Peace to his wife to whom he once was wed.
Peace to his ashes now in his dusty bed.
S. Miles

From The Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, VOLUME I [New Series], Saturday, Sept. 11, 1830, page 296 (Utica, N.Y)


At Sodus, (East Ridge,) Wayne co. on the 26th ult., RICHARD FRANCIS, Jr. aged 23.

From the Wayne County Review, Thursday, September 17, 1903 (Lyons NY)

The funeral of Mrs. James Finch was held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of the deceased on Catherine street, Rev. L. A. Ostrander officiating.

The funeral services of the late John F. Guenthner, which were held from the home on Maple street Thursday afternoon, were very largely attended, nearly every business house in town being represented and the building crafts turning out almost en masse. Rev. Albert Heyd conducted the services at the house and at the grave they were in charge of Humanity Lodge F. & A. M., Charles Cromwell reading the burial service of the order in impressive style. The service was made additionally impressive by the singing of the famous Masonic quartette of the Newark lodge.

Card of Thanks.

Mrs. John F. Guenthner and family desire to return thanks to friends and neighbors for their kindly offices, assistance and sympathy extended in their recent bereavement.

Charles Carter of Pilgrimport died Tuesday morning from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered about a month ago.

From the Wayne County Review, Thursday, January 22, 1903


The death of Miss Della Mead, aged 32 years, occured last Tuesday after a lingering illness at the home of her parents on Maple street. The deceased was a sufferer from consumption, having been in ill health for a period extending back seventeen years. At times during the last few months she has been very near death, but bore her sufferings without murmur, entertaining hopes of recovery almost to the lst. She was a woman of high moral character and good disposition and thus had many friends, all who sincerely mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted from her late home Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. J. R. Drake of the Methodist church, officiating. The deceased was a member of Raymond Chapter of Eastern Stars (sic) of this place. The members attended the funeral in a body and the beautiful burial service of that order was read after which the remains were laid at rest in Savannah and Butler cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mead, one sister, Miss Fannie and a brother, Gipson Mead, all of Savannah.

South Lyons

Mrs. John Scofield of Prattsburg, mother of Arthur Scofield of this place, died suddenly of heart failure last Saturday. She was eighty years of age. Mr. Scofield was unable to attend the funeral on account of his health.

North Lyons

The friends of Miss Zellah Reynolds, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Reynolds, of Gypsum, Kansas, will be saddened to learn of her untimely death which occurred January 16th at Salina, where she was attending school. A severe attack of tonsilitis was the cause of death. She had just passed her 21st birthday and was looking forward to moving east with her parents in the spring. The bereaved have the sympathy of relatives and friends in this vicinity.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, October 16, 1896, page 4

Little Rosa Bell Provo, the infant child of Israel and Mary Provo, of Newark, died Wednesday morning. Deceased was two months old.

The funeral of Mrs. Frederick Werner, late of Pilgrimport, was held yesterday afternoon from the Broad Street German Lutheran Church at Lyons, Rev. Ernest Heyd officiating.

Mrs. William Smallage, aged 31, died Wednesday night at her home, about three miles east of Newark. She is survived by a husband and two children, little girls, aged 5 and 10 years respectively.

From The Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1918, page 7 (Fairport NY)

Miss Lulu McCrea, aged 40 years, died at the home of her mother in Ontario Center Monday, June 17. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Myles Phillips officiating. The services were under the direction of the Ontario Chapter of Eastern Star. Burial was made in Ridge Chapel cemetery. Besides her mother, Mrs. Jas. McCrea, two sisters, Mrs. A. R. Collins of Churchville, and Miss Maggie McCrea of Ontario, and one brother, George McCrea, also of Ontario, survive her.

Thos. J. Holmes, one of Ontario's oldest and most highhly (sic) respected citizens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Tiffany, in Rochester, Friday, aged 84 years. The remains were removed to his home in Furnaceville, where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. H. Bell officiating. Burial in Furnaceville cemetery.

From The Record, Friday, March 9, 1900 (Sodus NY)


The remains of Christian Flok (sic), who died at his home in Glenmark Sunday, February 25th, were brought here and interred in Rose cemetery. [NOTE: Christian Fenk]

North Rose.

The death of Helena, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Thompson, occurred last Monday. Interment was made in the Rose cemetery.

From the Wayne County Journal, May 23, 1929, page 4

Mrs. Carrie Clarke Kent.

Mrs. Carrie Clarke Kent passed away at the home of Thomas L. Cook in Jackson street Monday evening after a long illness.

Carrie Clarke was born at Baldwinsville in 1856. Here she received her education, graduating from the Baldwinsville Academy. In 1887 she was married to James B. Kent of Palmyra, who passed away several years ago. With the exception of a short time in Newark and Clifton Springs she lived in Palmyra for 35 years. For the past ten years she has lived at Rochester, Minn., and Palmyra.

She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Arthur Osman of Rochester, one sister, Mrs. Eunice B. Nichols of Des Moines, Ia.; two brothers William T. Clarke of Syracuse and Aaron P. Clarke of St. Cloud, Florida; a brother-in-law Thomas L. Cook of Palmyra; three grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at 1:30 o'clock today (Thursday) from the home of Thomas L. Cook in Jackson street, Rev. H. L. Rixon officiating, with burial in Baldwinsville cemetery.

Frederick Boeheim.

Frederick Boeheim, 74 years old, died Monday afternoon at Lyons.

Besides his widow and one son Frederick G., he is survived by one sister of Lyons and a brother Phillip Boeheim of this village; also five grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the home this (Thursday) afternoon.

Gerald Thomas Lynch.

Gerald Thomas Lynch, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Lynch, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Sunday night.

The funeral was held from the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynch of Johnson street on Wednesday morning.


Mark Stephenson died at his home on Palmyra street Monday morning, May 20, after an illness of several weeks. He was born in the town of Arcadia January 13, 1866 and married Miss May Eldredge, daughter of the late Lewis and Betsy Goodwin Eldridge, August 1, 1922. He was a member of Marion Masonic lodge and of the Men's Bible Class of the Baptist church. He is survived by his wife. The funeral was held from the home on Thursday with burial in the family lot in Marion cemetery. Rev. C. H. Otto officiated.


Mrs. Elizabeth Rowley Mander, widow of Frank Mander, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Walters of Rochester, Friday, May 17. Her husband, Frank Mander, died in January 1926. She was 80 years of age and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice Walters and Mrs. Fred Marchant of Farmville, Ba., two sons, George and Harry Mander of East Palmyra and twenty-one grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Tuesday. The service was conducted by Rev. Farnsworth of East Palmyra. Burial in Marion cemetery.

NEW 3/23/11   Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1894, page 8

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGuire died in Newark yesterday.

The funeral services of Jerome Taylor, whose death occurred on Thursday of last week, were held yesterday morning at his late residence in Shortsville immediately after which the remains were taken to Newark for interment.

From the Wayne County Journal, unknown date in January 1928

Stop 22-23.

Early Monday morning after a long period of ill health, Ira Lapham Allyn passed on to his eternal home, aged 61 years. Mr. Allyn was born and brought up in this vicinity, the son of Elizabeth Lapham and John Allyn, the latter of whom survives. He was twice married, his first wife being Mary Slocum (?) and his second Emma Gridley, who survives. He also leaves a son, Oscar Allyn, a granddaughter, Mary L-- (?) Allyn, all of this vicinity. Mr. Allyn was one of the most highly respected citizens of the town, whose splendid character was shown by the uncomplaining fortitude with which he bore his years of helplessness. He was a member of the Macedon Lodge of Masons. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the family home.


Mary A., widow of the late Thomas Dadswell, passed away at her home in this village Tuesday, aged 79 years.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Sweet of Macedon, Mrs. Wm. Fillmore of Williamson, Mrs. Fred Filkins of Newark and Anna Dadswell of Ontario; also two sons, Irving of Webster and Charles of Ontario. [NOTE: only 4 daughters were listed]

Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon, Rev. E. W. Hargrave officiating. Interment in Furnaceville cemetery.

Frank Vitello, died at Highland Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, aged 43 years. He leaves his wife here and his parents in Italy.

Funeral services were held Friday morning from St. Marys of the Lake church, Rev. Thomas Lochren officiating. Interment in Calvary cemetery.

Orlie Bowerman, aged 35 years, passed away at the home of his father on Mill street, Sunday morning. He is survived by his father, George Bowerman and one brother Arthur of Ontario also.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at St. Marys of the Lake church, Rev. Thomas Lochren officiating. Interment in Calvary cemetery. [NOTE: Orrin Bowerman not listed on County Historian's Office list for Calvary Cemetery]

From the Geneva Gazette, unknown date in October 1832 (a Geneva, Ontario County NY, newspaper)

Several out-of-county obituaries that might help someone:

In this town, on the 10/18th(?) inst. Dr. JOHN L. WOODWORTH, formerly of Ontario County, N.Y. The deceased was a young man and a stranger; he came to this village about the first of this inst. and was at that time indisposed. During his illness he remained at the house of Mr. James W. Maxwell, where he received every possible attention from the family. He was attended by Dr. Samuel Nixon, who done all to arrest the fatal progress of his disease that human skill could accomplish. Every effort proved unavailing. Death had marked him for a victim. He died a stranger, far from the home of his friends and the land of his nativity. His mortal remains were consigned to the "house appointed for all living," with every mark of respect. The unwelcome tidings of his untimely fall, will fill the hearts of his parents with indescribable anguish. But let them remember that death is the common lot of mortals, and although an allwise Providence had desired the death of their son in a strange land, yet the benevolence of those by whom he was surrounded, in the hour of trial, was exerted to alleviate his sufferings.

The above is from the Eaton (Ohio) Register of the 14th September. The deceased was the oldest son of Doct. E. B. WOODWORTH, of this town: he was in the 25th year of his age. - Ed. Geneva Gaz.]

In this village, on Friday evening last, after a short but severe illness, Mrs. AUGUSTA MATILDA MERRELL, consort of Mr. H. H. Merrell, in the 28th year of her age.

On the same day, Mary B., aged 3 months, daughter of Mr. George Wright.

At Lockport, of Cholera, on the 23d ult., Dr. Eli Bruce, formerly Sheriff of the county of Niagara. He lingered ____ (illegible). He had constantly devoted himself to the sick from the time the disease broke out in that place, and neglected his own health until too late to be preserved by human skill.

At the Mohawk Village, Up. Canada, of the cholera, John Brandt, Esq., chief of the Mohawk tribe of Indians, and son of the late celebrated chieftain of that name. Mr. Brandt was a gentleman of no ordinary acquirements, and died sincerely regreted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances.

In New-York, of the cholera, Oliver H. Hicks, Esq. President of the Farmers' Fire Insurance & Loan Company.

Some links to articles about the Cholera Epidemic of 1832, in New York State and elsewhere:
The Cholera epidemic of 1832 in Rochester
The 1832 Cholera Epidemic in New York State
The Cholera Epidemic of 1832 - in Buffalo
1832 Cholera Outbreak in Philadelphia and Duffy's Cut
Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

In Wayne County:

Dr. James Dickson, a physician and merchant, who died from cholera in 1832, was the third postmaster. [of Clyde; from "Grip's" Historical Souvenir of Clyde]

From the Western Argus, unknown date early August 1832 (Lyons NY)

Saturday, July 28, 1832
2 o'clock P.M.

The Board of Health of the village of Palmyra, announce to the public that a death from Asiatic Cholera occurred in this village, at 9 o'clock A.M. yesterday. The subject was Andrew McCord - he had been employed upon a canal boat during the season - had left the boat at this place on its way to Albany some ten or twelve days since - took charge of the boat at Newark, on its return from Albany, on Tuesday night, the 25th inst.- went with the same to Rochester. The Captain of the boat had died at Frankfort in Herkimer county - and five of the passengers (emigrants) died on board of the boat between this place and Rochester - all of the same disease. McCord was attacked on his return form Rochester to this place on the night of the 26th inst.

The Board do not consider this case as having originated in this village, and would caution the public against feeling any panic in consequence thereof. Our village is not more free from disease than is usual at this season of the year. The Board pledge themselves to publish all cases of malignant disease that may occur within our village.

For a more particular statement of this case, the Board refer to the subjoined report of Doct. W. H. Peckham, the Health Physician.

J.S. COLT, Sec'y.

From the Lyons Republican, Friday, October 7, 1927, page 10

Mrs. Mary E. Burke

Mrs. Mary E. Burke, well known here, died October 2 at Fairport Baptist Home at the age of 87 years. She was the daughter of Lyman Chase and Martha Andrews of Walworth and was married in 1867 to William Burke of Olean, Allegany County, a Civil War veteran, and they spent 25 years in Leroy, Osceola County, Michigan, where she organized a Church and Sunday School in their log cabin. Afterward she was foremost in the building of a large church. She was secretary and treasurer of the Wayne Baptist Missionary Society over 15 years, doing much church and missionary work. Residing in Palmyra until seventeen years ago, she entered the Baptist Home at Fairport. The funeral was held at Palmyra at the home of her brother Dr. H. L. Chase, and burial was in the Walworth Cemetery.

She is survived by one sister of this village, Mrs. Rose C. Larkin, to whom she read these lines a short time before her death, which were writen for her:

"Drawing nearer, after the long,
        long years
Years of happiness mingled with
To God's great beyond, I am coming
        so near,
With never a fear.
Drawing nearer to the Mansions
        promised me,
So near their beauties, I can almost
I'm drawing so near to this beauti-
        ful place
I can almost see my loved ones face
        to face.
God give me patience to wait yet
To bear my trials still with a smile;
For it can't be long till I hear my
And go to my Father, my all in all.
The valley of the Shadow causes no
For walking with me is my Savior,
His presence changes shadows with
And makes the journey through the
        valley bright;
Dear Heavenly home, so bright and
So near - but a breath - and I'll be
Then for the dear ones I'll watch
        and wait,
Till I meet them again at Heaven's gate."

Walworth Village Cemetery
Burk, Mary CHASE, 1840, 2 Oct 1927, Section 1, Lot 41, Grave 8, age 87 Yrs - Wife of William C.
Burk, William C, 1838, 1890 Section 1, Lot 41, Grave 7, Husband of Mary E. CHASE - Veteran Civil War

North Rose.

Mrs. LaVern Wilson

Funeral services were held for Mrs. LaVern Wilson, aged 71, at her late home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. J. Anderson, officiating. Mrs. Wilson died suddenly on Thursday from an attack of acute indigestion. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Miss Millie B. Wilson, at home; one son, Clark Wilson, of North Rose; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Leona Towne of Rose. Burial in Rose Cemetery.

Mrs. Ida Osborn Wilson

The death of Mrs. Ida Osborn Wilson occurred at her home Thursday afternoon of heart failure. She leaves besides her husband one daughter Miss Molly Wilson, a son Clark Wilson of North Rose, and a sister, Mrs. Leona Towns (sic) of Rose. The funeral was held from the house Sunday afternoon. Rev. A. J. Anderson of the Presbyterian church officiated, burial in Rose cemetery.

From Bill Dean's list of persons interred in Rose Cemetery
Name - Wilson Ida V
Maiden Name - Osborne
Spouse's Name - Irwin L.
Year Born - 1856
Year Married - 1882
Year Died - 1927

S. A. Schilstra

Sake A. Schilstra was born in Holland, February 27, 1847. He died in Rochester September 29(?), 1927. He came to American with his family in 1888. Since then he had made his home in or near Palmyra and Walworth. Until recently he made his home in Walworth. During the past year owing to ill health he has made his home with his son Cornelius of Macedon Center. Death claimed his wife seven years ago.

He is survived by five children, Cornelius of Macedon Center, Amos of Palmyra, John of Cleveland, Ohio, Allen of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Nellie Henderson of Rochester. He has one brother living in Holland.

He was a respected citizen of his adopted country, a good neighbor, and a kind friend. He possessed many traits of a splendid character and will be greatly missed by his friends.

NOTE: Mr. Schilstra is listed in the 1900 census as "Sacket" Schilstra, residing in "Macedon village," born Feb. 1850, and having emigrated in 1889. His wife and sons emigrated in the same year. In 1910, he's listed as "Saka" Schilstra, residing in the Town of Macedon, year of emigration 1889. In 1920, he was listed as "Sake" Schilstra, enumerated under the Town of Walworth, year of emigration 1889, year of naturalization 1895.

Macedon Center Cemetery
Schilstra, Sake A., Macedon Center, NY, b. 1849 - d. September 30, 1927 (lot 253-1)
Schilstra, Rika, wife of Jake A. Schilstra, b. 1853 - d. 1920 (lot 253-2)

From The Lyons Republican, Friday, March 15, 1929, page 3

Ray Do Ville

The death of Ray Do Ville, the well-known boat liveryman at Sodus Point, occurred Wednesday morning, March 6th, after an illness of only a few hours, aged 47 years. He was a son of the late Captain and Mrs. Charles T. Do Ville of Sodus point and is survived by his wife, two brothers, Claude T. and Hurd Do Ville and three sisters, Mrs. William Albert, and Mrs. Bert Turner all of Sodus Point and Mrs. Claude Sergeant of the Lake Road. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon by Rev. John R. Harding. Burial was made in the Sodus Rural Cemetery.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
DOVILLE Guy L 1882-1929

Sodus Rural Cemetery, Additions List
DOVILLE Ray L 1882-1929

NOTE: "Ray L. Do Ville" is listed in the 1920 census of the Town of Sodus as a "Fisherman, Lakes & bay." His father, Charles T. Do Ville, owner of a boat livery, is the next listing on the census page.

Orrin Mason

Orrin Mason, aged 74 years, who resided on the Geneva road, died suddenly about 5 o'clock Tuesday night, while working near the Pennsylvania railway. The survivors are his wife, two brothers, James Mason of Kalamazoo, Mich., Marenus Mason of Wallington, and a sister, Mrs. John Steele of Fairville. The funeral was held at the home Friday afternoon. Rev. Almon Smith of the Sodus Point M. E. Church officiated. Burial was made at Sodus Centre. Mr. Mason was highly regarded by all who knew him.

Brick Church Cemetery / Baptist Rural Cemetery
Sodus Center
Orin 1855 - 1929
Sarah, wife, 1849 - 1932

1929 Deaths from Norton Funeral Home Register
Mason, Orrin H. 3/5/1929

Mrs. Jennie Du Bois

The death of Mrs. Jennie DuBois occurred Wednesday night, March 6th, at the home of her son on the Ridge Road west of this village aged 75 years, after a lingering illness. She is survived by two sons, Harry and William Du Bois both of Sodus; one sister, Mrs. Ella Brasser of Rochester, and a brother Leonard Johnson of Union Hill. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon by Rev. Koster of the East Williamson Reformed Church and interment was made in the cemetery in that village.

East Williamson Cemetery
DUBOIS Peter 1850-1925
DUBOIS Jennie 1854-1929 Wife

Twenty Five Years Ago

Sebastian D. Holmes, member of A. D. Adams Post G. A. R. of Lyons for many years, and a captain of a company in the 111th N.Y. Regiment, died this week at his home in Wallaceburg, Canada, where he had resided for the past twelve years. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian parsonage, Lyons, under the direction of A. D. Adams Post.

Eleventh Census of the United States, June 1890
HOLMES: Sebastian, Ly., Line 22, #205, page 2

NOTE: this site has a letter from a soldier in Co. D 111th Infantry, a.k.a. "The Harpers Ferry Cowards," containing information about Captain Holmes as well as other local Civil War veterans. Another letter reveals other information about Capt. Holmes, and there's more in some of the other letters. These are part of a large letters home collection written by Private Manley Stacey, preserved in the collections of an historical society in Illinois.

From The Wayne County Journal, Thursday, March 6, 1902

The funeral of Miss Alta B. Myrick, daughter of Wm. W. Myrick, who died on the 24th of February at Phoenix, Arizona, of consumption, was attended at 3 p.m. last Sunday from Zion church. Her age was 19.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, April 13, 1898, page 4

The funeral service of Mrs. Lena Barless was held at the Rose Presbyterian Church last Saturday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Yerger, pastor of the Clyde Presbyterian Church, officiated.

The Scrapbook of John P. Chatterson
Barless, Clayton and Lena Markham 1890 Marriage

Rose Town Clerk's Records
Marriages, Births and Deaths in Rose During 1895 and 1896
From Scrapbook of John P. Chatterson
Barless, Lena 23 years April 8

Miss Grace Harp, daughter of the late Chris. Harp, died Friday night at her home in Macedon, of consumption, at the age of 21 years.

The death of H. Demmon Westcott, son of John H. Westcott, of South Butler, occurred on Friday night, at the residence of his brother, Charles L. Westcott, at that place. His age was 21 years. Mr. Westcott had been in the employ of the Grand Union Tea Company for several years and last fall went to Pittsburg, Pa., in their interest. There he was taken ill and suffered several relapses and when able to travel the physicians advised him to return home. He came to South Butler, and when he arrived was unable to go to his father's home, a few miles from town, and so stayed with his brother, where he grew worse, notwithstanding the fact that the best medical talent available was used for his benefit, until death ended his terrible suffering on Friday evening. He leaves besides his father, three brothers - Eugene, of Pittsburg, and Charles L. and Howard, of South Butler.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, April 14, 1896, page 4
The funeral services of H. Demmon Westcott, whose death occurred on Friday night at the resisdence of his brother, Charles L. Westcott of South Butler, were held from the Methodist Protestant Church in that place yesterday. Rev. B. P. Stevens pastor of the Advent Church, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Mr. Short, pastor of the Methodist PRotestant Church.

William Foster, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Palmyra, died Friday night, aged about 82 years. Mr. Foster was born near his late residence April 1, 1814, and has always lived on the farm which his father purchased in 1796 from General John Swift. He was married April 2, 1844, to Esther Young, of Marlboro, N.Y., who, with four sons, survive him. Educational affairs in particular claimed and received liberal support at his home. For years he was president of the board of education and trustee of the Palmyra classical union school and also filled for a number of years a large place in the administration of public affairs. In his younger days he was a captain of the state militia, and also filed the position of superintendent of public schools. He became a member of the Baptist Church in early manhood and took a prominent part, as trustee for several terms, in its official management.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Foster, Wm., April 10, 1896, 82y

From The Lyons Republican and Clyde Times, Thursday, July 26, 1951


Miss Minnie Cullen, 78 years old, died July 18 at Green Acres Restorium, after a long illness. She was born July 2, 1873, in Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cullen. She was a communicant of St. John's Catholic Church, Clyde.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, at the John R. Canolesio Funeral Home, and at 9:30 o'clock at St. John's Church, where a Solemn High Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. J. V. Curtin. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.

From the Lake Shore News, unknown date in 1908 (Wolcott NY)


He Became Despondent from Cancer and Hanged Himself

Squire Bryant, an old resident of Wallington, who had been staying with his daughter, Mrs. G. D. Winchell, of Rose, becoming despondent over ill health, committed suicide by hanging himself in the M. E. church sheds between 5 and 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. The body was found by Mrs. Charles Martin, who lives near by and had seen the aged man go to the sheds.

Mr. Bryant had been a great sufferer from cancer for years. He had made several unsuccessful attempts on his life. One of these was made last week, when the little daughter of Dr. Winchell discovered him with a rope.

Mr. Bryant was over 90 years of age. He had two daughters, Mrs. G. D. Winchell, of Rose, and Mrs. W. T. White, of Wallington, and two sons, George Bryant, of Rochester, and George Bryant, of Buffalo.

Sodus Rural Cemetery
BRYANT Squires 1817-1908
BRYANT Mary J wife of Squires 1826-1903

The death of Robert Stickles, a veteran of the civil war and a member of Company A, 9th Heavy Artillery, occurred Friday at his home three miles east of Clyde. He was 72 years of age and left a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Dickle and Elma Hart.

STICKLES Robert T. 1838-1908 Co. H 9th NY H. Art.
STICKLES Antoinette wf Robert T. 1844-1909
NOTE: listed as a member Company H in Roe's history of the 9th Artillery.

Cornelius Collins died Monday morning at the home of his son-in-law, William O'Keefe, on Foster street, Lyons, of a complication of disorders. He was born in the county of Cork, Ireland, ninety years ago, and went to Lyons in 1847. He was the oldest member of St. Michael's Catholic church. Surviving are sons, Sheriff Jeremia (sic) Collins and Cornelius Collins, both of Lyons; John Collins, of Chicago, and Michael Collins, of Scranton, Pa.

Elmwood Cemetery
Town of Lyons
COLLINS Cornelius 1815-1908

The death of Henry Martin, who lives about three miles east of Lyons, occurred Saturday afternoon at his home. He was 73 years old. Mr. Martin, although in poor health for some time, was not thought to be in a dangerous condition. He was about the house as usual, and after dinner lay down. About half an hour later his wife called to him, and, receiving no reply, went to him and found him dead.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
MARTIN Henry 1834-1908
MARTIN Barbara 1836-1923

Sodus Center.

Friends here learn with regret of the death of Charles Edwin Griswold, the result of an operation in a hospital at Memphis, Tenn. The deceased was born in the town of Rose in this county in 1862. He was educated at Hungerford Collegiate Institute and soon after graduation became principal of the public school in this village, where he remained several years. He then went West and assumed the principalship of the high school at Haley, Idaho. Later he went South, married and engaged in mercantile business at Memphis. Beside the wife he is survived by his father, mother, sister and brother, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Griswold and Mrs. Meda G. Barton, of Dundee, N.Y., and Frank Griswold of Watertown, N.Y.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in January 1894

J.J. Ellsworth died in Lyons last week. He was over 80 years of age.

Mrs. Chas. A. Perkins, of Clyde, died last week in Rochester, aged 40 years.

Dr. Chas. B. Tucker, a former resident of Lyons, died at his home in Riverside, Cal., recently at the age of 80 years.

Jas. Stuart, an old negro who has lived in Lyons and was supposed to be over a hundred years old, died last week.

James Stewart is listed in the 1880 census residing in the village of Lyons. He was said to be born in Virginia, parents same. Residents of the household were: Eliza Rice, 81, white, widow; James Stewart, 70, black, widower, servant, b. Va., parents same; and Louisa Nelson, 23, black, single, servant, b. NY, fa. b. VA, mo. b. Maryland.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date late January 1890

Asa T. Soule, a prominent Rochester business man, died at the residence of his son in Rochester Friday evening. Although his business interests were in the city, he never took up a permanent residence there, his home being in Savannah.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
Asa T. 1824 - 1890

The Christian church was packed Friday afternoon at the funeral of the late Uriah Hutchings, the Grand Army Post, under whose direction the service at the grave was to be conducted, and the S.O.V., occupying the body of the house and representatives of the other orders of which he was a member, filling other portions, among them being Grand Councillor Mills, of the Royal Templars. The sermon by Pastor Wyman was an argument for the immortality of the soul. Scripture lessons were read by Rev. I. Bullock, hymn by Rev. Mr. Schlenck, prayer was offered by Rev. L. Coffin, and a few remarks by Rev. A. P. Burgess. Mrs. Crittenden presided at the organ. The following relatives were present from out of town: Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Hutchings, Mr. and Mrs. Manley Price, Abram Hutchings, David Price, Virgil; G. C. Sweet, Mrs. W. H. Williams, Dryden; M. A. Owen, Speedsville; E. E. Price, Cortland; Mrs. O. E. Robbins, Syracuse.

East Newark Cemetery
Hutchins, Uriah, 14 Jan 1890, 49 Yrs.

D. H. Denton, a wealthy and prominent member of the Chicago Board of Trade, fell dead Saturday on the Washington Park race course. He was just raising a gun to his shoulder for his shot in a pigeon contest. The cause of death was apoplexy. Mr. Denton was 60 years old. He went to Chicago from Palmyra, N.Y. - Press Dispatch.

NOTE: this is Darius H. Denton, son of John Waters Denton and Lucinda Hall. He was married to Julia E. Anderson, daughter of Wells Anderson and Dorothy Beckwith. Different sources give his middle name as Henry or Hall. Birth date said to be July 4, 1828, death date January 18, 1890. According to various censuses, the age given in this obit is off by 2 or 3 years.

Death Notice in the Los Angeles Times, January 19, 1890

Fell Dead.

Chicago, Jan. 18.- D. H. Denton, a wealthy and prominent member of the Board of Trade, fell dead today while shooting in a pigeon contest at the Washington Park race course.

Lyons Rural Cemetery
DENTON, John W., May 24, 1793-June 10, 1867
DENTON, Lucinda, wife, April 18, 1790-March 13, 1873

News has reached us that Evan Humphrey, who formed many warm friendships during his residence in Newark, died at the home of his sister, in Wales, whither he had gone for health, on the 28th of December, and was buried New Year's day. Mr. Humphey (sic) contracted a cold at the Enterprise bakery fire in 1888, which left him with a bad cough. This was much aggravated by the services which he rendered during the campaign of '88 with the Republican glee club. Soon after that he was obliged to give up work, and at the advice of his physicians, who decided that he had consumption, he crossed the ocean to his old home in Wales, where his mother and other relatives lived, his wife remaining at Weedsport with her parents. For a time he was better, then began to fail. About two months ago his mother died, which may have hastened his own death. His young wife has the sympathy of many friends in Newark.

NEW 12/29/10  We've received an obituary and background information for former Marion resident Asa A. Dexter from Pat Kinzie! Pat has already received assistance with Dexter resources available at the County Historian's Office and is hoping a site visitor will recognize her ancestors.

"Hello, I have an obituary of my Great, Great Grandfather who was born in Marion, Wayne, NY, according to his son, Henry Cushing Dexter. His name is Asa A. Dexter, b. 28 Feb 1819, Marion, Wayne, NY m. Laura Cushing 12 Sept 1847, Aurora, Kane, ILL, d. 06 May 1890, Oakland, Alameda, CA.

I am looking for his parents. A "Thankful Dexter" appeared with him on the 1860 US Census in Kane, Illinois. Thankful was old enough to be his mother or Aunt. She also appeared in Marion, NY with the Jedediah Clark family whose wife was Arminda. I suspect that must be her daughter, based on age.

Around 1820 I have found a George Dexter. Also Henrietta Dexter and Thankful Dexter were founding members of the Christian Church (Church of God) in Marion in 1820.

If you happen to know anything about Asa Dexter's family in Marion, I would appreciate your sending it to me. I am at a "brick wall" for his parents."

Thank you,
Pat Kinzie

P.S. Asa's life was a great adventure. He left with an Oliver Smith from Marion in 1840 to go west. He settled in Illinois until 1850 when he followed the gold rush to California. He came back to Illinois after 3-4 years, and then took his wife and family to settle in Oakland, CA in 1868. The wagon trip took 6 months. His obituary is incorrect regarding arriving in California in 1840 (based on overland documents I have).

The Morning Call, (San Francisco), Thursday, May 8, 1890, eight pages, page 8



The funeral of A. A. Dexter took place yesterday afternoon in Oakland. The deceased was a native of New York, aged 71, and his death occurred on Tuesday from cancer of the stomach. A widow, two sons, H. C. and John Dexter, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles H. Glenn of Colusa County and Mrs. C. H. Young of Kansas City, survive. Mr. Dexter came to Oakland from Peoria, ILL., and had resided in that city about seventeen years. Mr. Dexter had resided for many years in the Fifth Ward, took a lively interest in public affairs and was an active Republican, although in local politics he was very independent. During the last campaign he belonged to the Veteran Tippecanoe Club. He was also a member of the Alameda and Contra Costa Society of Pioneers, having arrived in California in 1840.

From The Newark Union, Saturday, January 4, 1908

Mrs. Charles Develder.

The death of Mrs. Charles Develder occurred at four o'clock New Year's morning, following an illness of two weeks with a complication of diseases. Deceased was a daughter of the late Darius Lake of Marbletown, and was born just over the Arcadia line in the town of Phelps 35 years ago the ninth of last February. She attended school at Marbletown and her whole life had been passed in this vicinity. She married Mr. Develder Sept. 3/8(?), 1902, and their home had been a shrine of happiness ever since, until the grim visitor in a few days' took both the devoted wife and the babe that had been expected to give the last touch of joy to the young couple. In this dire affliction the bereft husband has the deepest sympathy of the whole community.

The other survivors are the mother, Mrs. Elsie Lake; a sister, Mrs. F. E. West; and a brother, William Lake.

The funeral services will be held from the residence, 23 East Maple avenue, at two o'clock this (Saturday) afternoon. Rev. John C. Brookins, of the Baptist church, of which deceased was attendant, will officiate and interment will be in the East Newark cemetery.

East Newark Cemetery De Velder, Infant, 25 Dec 1907, Parents, Mr & Mrs. Charles De Velder
De Velder, Jennie, 1 Jan 1908, 35 Yrs.

Mrs. William Lawrence died at her home three miles south of Clyde, last Saturday, aged 53 years. She leaves a husband and one daughter, Nellie. [first name Eunice]

Rev. W. L. Thorpe, D. D., a member and presiding elder of the Wyoming M. E. conference, died at the home of his son, Dr. J. L. Thorpe, in Clyde, last Saturday, aged 69 years.

Charles F. Goetzman died at his home near Zurich, December 26th, aged 52 years. He is survived by two sons, Clarence and Lester, and one daughter, all of Zurich.

The funeral of Ralph Loy, a former resident of Phelps, who was killed in an automobile accident at Davenport, Iowa, was held at Geneva Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Anna S. Auchampaugh, a resident of Williamson for nearly eighty years, died Monday at Pultneyville, brain troubles causing death. She was 81 years old. She is survived by one son.

1907 Deaths from Register at Norton Funeral Home
Auchampaugh, Ann 12/29/1907

Mrs. Peternella VanHoute died December 28 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abram Allard at Williamson, aged 81 years. Those who survive are the daughter named and three sons, Isaac, Peter and John, all resident of this town.

William H. Gridley, of Macedon, died at his home, December 23rd, aged 74 years. In 1838 he was married to Phoebe Watson of Clyde, who with one daughter, Emma, and two sons, Edward W. and Charles A. Gridley, survive.

Macedon Village Cemetery
GRIDLEY William H. 1833-1907
GRIDLEY Phebe WATSON, wife, 1838-1912

Mrs. Colista (sic) Edgerton, widow of the late Supervisor William W. Edgerton, of Palmyra, died at her home, north of that village, Dec. 31, after a long illness. Mrs. Edgerton was a daughter of Killip (sic; Caleb) Avery, and was born in the town of Palmyra eighty-four years ago. She leaves one daughter, of New York city, and a brother, Myron H. Avery, of this town.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Edgerton, Wallace Wm., Aug. 17, 1895, 75y 8m 4d
Edgerton, Calista L., wife of Wm. W., Dec. 31, 1907, 87y

Catherine Eckerson of Wolcott died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Keslar, in Huron, Thursday morning, aged 86 years. She was born in Seneca county, but had resided near Wolcott many years, her husband dying about seven years ago. She was the last of thirteen children. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in Huron cemetery.

The death of John Buckley, a prominent farmer of East Rose, occurred suddenly Saturday, December 28th. He was born in Kerry county, Ireland, but had lived in this country since his early youth. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Edward Welch, of North Rose; Mrs. Matthew Kane, of Auburn, and Miss Mary Buckley, at home, and four sons, Edward, of East Syracuse, and Michael, John and Martin, at home.

St. John's Catholic Cemetery
John, 1835-1907
Anastasia, wife, 1837-1914

Mrs. Catherine DeRider, of Williamson, wife of Peter DeRider, died Dec. 30, aged 52 years. Those who survive are her husband; two children, Mrs. Jesse Warren of Williamson and Mrs. Mabel Perry of Concord, Cal., two sisters, Mrs. Frank Downing/Dunning (?) of Pultneyville and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of Newark, and four brothers, Jesse DeRight of Marion, James DeRight of Omaha, Neb., Frank DeRight of Rochester, and Edward DeRight of Nebraska.

Frank H. Radder died at his home in Lyons, Dec. 31, after a protracted illness, aged 47 years. Deceased was a son of the late Ferdinand Radder, and was for many years a contractor and builder here. He held membership in the Deutsches Arbeiter Verein and the German Evangelical Church. He is survived by a widow, daughter, Miss May Radder, brothers, George Radder of Buffalo, Lewis W. Radder of Penn Yan, and Albert Radder of Easton, Pa.

The news of the recent death of James Robertson, aged 65 years, who at one time conducted a drug store in Sodus, has been received by his friends there. He was living on a farm near Lamont and went to Portage with a load of potatoes, but on his return trip, he evidently fell from the wagon, as his body with his neck broken, was found on the highway the next morning. He was a former clergyman and a man of fine intellect.

The death of Maria A. Vincent, widow of the late C. B. Vincent, occurred December 27th at her home in Phelps. The funeral service being held Monday at her late residence. Mrs. Vincent was born in the town of Phelps 73 years ago, and lived there all her life with the exception of three years spent in Ohio. Her survivors are: Two sons, Arthur and Charles Vincent, and one daughter, Mrs. John Bliven, all of Phelps; also her twin sister, Mrs. Wm. McMullen, who resides at St. Louis.

Dominick Donatello

As a result of a most unforeseen and apparently unpreventable accident on the afternoon of Dec. 27, Dominick Donatello, an Italian resident of Newark, lost his life on the Northern Central R. R., at this place.

A gang of men was working on track one making some slight repairs at the northern end of the yards, when a special freight of seventeen cars passed them on track 2, going north on a special schedule. When all but the last three cars and the caboose had passed it is thought that a rail either turned over or the track spread and thus the end of the train was overturned. The second car from the caboose struck the man and pinned him to the ground. Death probably was instantaneous, although motion continued in the upper part of the body for several minutes. Coroner Allen was summoned. In spite of every effort the body was not removed until 5:30 o'clock in the afternoon.

The last three cars were considerably damaged and the main track blocked, so that the 4:20 o'clock accommodation was blocked and compelled to remain at the station.

Donatello was about forty years old and was well-known, having been a section hand on the Northern Central for sometime sic). He was industrious and saving and greatly respected by his associates.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, and by a brother, George Donatello.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Donatille, Donatelle Domonick 1864-1907

Village of Newark Directory 1900
Donatelle, Geo., section-hand, 18 Church st.

From The Lyons Republican and Clyde Times, Thursday, August 31, 1950, page 2


Mrs. Magdalena Czerny, 86 years old, widow of Bohumir A. Czerny, died suddenly, Aug. 24, at her home, 75 Pearl St. Funeral services for Mrs. Czerny were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Weeks Funeral Home, 5 Phelps St., with the Rev. Robert Flechtner, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was in Rural cemetery.

Mrs. Czerny was born in Arcadia in 1864, a daughter of Michael and Magdalena Stricker Studer. She was a lifelong resident of this area.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma A. Webber, of Lyons; two brothers, Albert of North Lyons and Fred Studer of New York; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Czerny was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

CZERNY, Albert B. 1865-1945
CZERNY, Lena E., wife, 1864-19

Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1895

Alonson Church, ex-supervisor of Wolcott, died in that village Tuesday, aged 70 years.

Miss Margaret L. Cuyler, aunt of County Clerk L. S. Cuyler, died in Syracuse January 1st.

From Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in August 1889

Thos. Horrigan, aged 62, who lived with his son-in-law, Engineer Cummings, on Van Buren street, stepped on a nail about two weeks ago, and was taken with lockjaw a few days after. After much suffering he died Saturday night, and the remains were taken Sunday night to Westfield, Mass., for burial.

Isaac Corwin, aged 77, a farmer living near Thompsontown, died last week, and was buried Monday afternoon, Rev. A. W. Cady conducting the service. Mr. Corwin was a well known man in town for man years, but for several years back has been very little in public, owing to sickness. It is now five years since he left the house, and for three years he has been confined to the bed, totally blind, and a sufferer with rheumatism. He died at the home of his son, Reeves Corwin.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Corwin, Isaac 1812-1889 wife Belinda
Corwin, Belinda 1814-1875 husb. Isaac
Corwin, Reeves 1842-1924 wife Emma
Corwin, Emma wife 1845-19--.

The startling news was circulated Friday night that John Delaney, well known and respected about town, had hung himself in Baker's Swamp, between Newark and Lyons. Mr. Delaney had been in the employ of the New York Central railroad company for over twenty years, and for about fifteen years had been foreman of repairs and construction on this section. On Friday morning, he went east with his men to work on the road near Baker's woods or swamp. About nine o'clock he left the men, and walked slowly into the woods. Nothing was though (sic) of it, as the sun was very hot, and the men supposed he had gone over to lie down in the shade. Not appearing at noon, the men became alarmed, and began to search for him, and found him hanging to a tree, life extinct. Mr. Delaney was a man of good habits, was we supposed, in comfortable financial circumstances, had a pleasant family, and there was nothing, that his friends are aware of, to cause him trouble. It is evident, therefore, that he was not in his right mind when he committed the deed. Some of his friends think he suffered a partial sunstroke. The physicians who made a post mortem examination decided that the brain was diseased. The burial took place Monday in Willow avenue cemetery, the occasion calling together a large number of friends of the deceased and his family.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
DeLaney, John 52 yrs. Aug. 30, 1889
DeLaney, Michael son J. & M. Apr. 26, 1866-July 14, 1893
DeLaney, Margaret E. 1868-1930
DeLaney, John J. 1870-1939

A ten months' old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Van Schafflen, of Hogaboon's Corners, died yesterday morning of capillary bronchitis, and was buried to-day. [Van Schaffelen]

Thank you to Darwina, coordinator of Ontario Co. NYGenWeb, for her contribution of three death notices from Ontario County NY newspapers!

From the Ontario County Journal, 19 February 1909

Mrs. Jennie Devoe Flanigan, who took her own life at the State hospital at Rochester on Monday, was a daughter of Mrs. R. L. Devoe, who was for 30 years housekeeper at Brigham hall and who relinquished her position in November. Mrs. Flanigan was 47 years of age. Her home was at Lyons and the funeral was held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Calvin Hotchkiss, in that village, on Tuesday. Mrs. Flanigan is survived by her husband, her mother and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilson and Mrs. Hotchkiss.

From the Ontario County Chronicle, 25 March 1903

George P. Smith, a well-known Palmyra G. A. R. man, died at his home in that place, Saturday, aged 54 years. He was a carpenter by trade and had lived in Palmyra a number of years. He is survived by his widow and one daughter.

From the Victor Herald, 30 May 1902

John Lane, who was born in Victor, May 22nd, 1805, died at the home of his son, John, in Macedon, Tuesday evening, after a brief illness. On Thursday of last week, Mr. Lane celebrated his 97th birthday. He was the father of thirteen children, ten of whom are living and were with him at the time. The children are John, Jr., and Mrs. E. L. Wright of Macedon, Mrs. Alexander Smith, Thomas and Jessie of Palmyra, Mrs. Susan Smith, Mrs. E. Gardner and Mrs. William Payne, of Ontario, Peter of Penfield, and Horace of Fairport. His wife died about five years ago. Funeral this afternoon at one o'clock.

From the Newark Arcadian Weekly, unknown date in December 1889.

The Lyons Republican has the following notice of the death of a former Newark business man's wife: "Mrs. Arthur Crandall died Tuesday night after a long illness at the residence of C. E. Crandall. The funeral took place yesterday and the interment was at Newark. Mrs. Crandall was an estimable lady 26 years of age, a daughter of Enoch Carll of Zurich. Mrs. Crandall spent last winter in Georgia, but without receiving the benefit in health her friends had hoped for. Her husband, Mr. Arthur Crandall, whose business headquarters are in Chicago, has been here with her for some times past."

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, September 13, 1895


Laid Down on a Railroad Track Before a Central Train.


Mrs. Katherine O'Brien Driven to Desperate Deeds by the Stabbing Affray of Her Two Sons -
Her Husband Also Insane - Wayne.

Patrick O'Brien, of Newark, who on Wednesday night was murderously assaulted by his brother, Cornelius, with a large knife, cutting several large gashes in his head, breaking four ribs and otherwise injuring him, still lies in a critical condition and it is not yet known whether or not he can recover. He lies in a stupor most of the time. Yesterday Chief of Police H. H. Stansell and Officer Addie Van Inwagen went to the home of Mrs. Katherine O'Brien for the purpose of getting Patrick O'Brien, Sr., an invalid, and placing him in the Wayne County Poor House's hospital. Old Mr. O'Brien is and has been for some time insane and the authorities of Newark thought best to take him to a hospital where he would receive proper treatment. When Mrs. O'Brien saw what was about to take place she became very angry and temperate. In fact her actions showed signs of temporary insanity and now that so many Newark people have seen Mrs. O'Brien in these tantrums, especially the one which took place Wednesday night when she drove a crowd of men and the Newark police force from her premises by threats that she would shoot them, it is the general opinion that she is unbalanced mentally. "Under the above impressions Chief Stansell and Officer Van Inwagen thought best to watch the woman yesterday morning after she repeatedly said she would kill herself. Mrs. O'Brien evidently intended to carry out her threats for she went to the Central-Hudson railroad and laid down on one of the tracks, upon which an express train was about to pass over. The officers saw the performance and hastened to her rescue. When they arrived at the place where the woman was laying, she refused to get up, and the men were obliged to take her up bodily and carry her home. Cornelius O'Brien is yet at large and the police have no clue to his whereabouts.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, September 24, 1895, page 4

Patrick O'Brien, Sr., who has been in poor health for a year or more died Wednesday evening last at the county house, where he was taken after the exciting encounter between two of his sons a couple of weeks back. His age was seventy years. He was born in Limerick, Ireland, and came to this country forty-five years ago. He has been the father of seven sons, four of whom survive, with the widow and two grandsons.

The funeral was conducted Saturday by Rev. D. W. Kavanaugh in St. Michael's church, the interment being in the East Newark cemetary (sic).

East Newark Cemetery O'Brien, Patrick, 19 Sep 1895, 70 Yrs., Died Alms House, Lyons, NY
O'Brian, Catherine, 10 Jan 1903, 68 Yrs.
O'Brian, Cornelius, 30 May 1898, 33 Yrs.
O'Brian, Willie, 18 Nov 1882, Old Cemetery, Killed on R.R. tracks. Old Cemetery on So. side of Wm. Boils
O'Brien, John, 12 Sep 1903, 47 Yrs.

1880 Census of Arcadia, Wayne County, New York
Patrick O'brien, 52, laborer, b. Ireland, parents same
Kate O'brien, 45, wife, b. Ireland, parents same
Patrick O'brien, 25, son, b. NY, farm laborer
John O'brien, 22, son, b. NY, farm laborer
Henry O'brien, 19, son, b. NY, at home
Cornelius O'brien, 13, son, b. NY, at home
William O'brien, 11, son, b. NY, at home

From The Lyons Argus, May 2, 1838

DIED- In this village, on Sunday morning last, Mr. Stephen Smith, aged 53 years.

From the Western Argus, Lyons, unknown date in July 1835

DIED in this village on the 15th inst., Joseph Curtiss, in the 67th year of his age.

On the 18th inst., Jane, daughter of Rev. L. Hubbell, aged about 7 years.

From the Western Argus, Lyons, unknown date in May 1832

DIED - In this village, on Friday morning last, Robert, son of Thomas Bourne, aged 12 years.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, September 6, 1890, page 3

The funeral of Mrs. F. W. Morton, of Chicago, was held from the home of her parents in Walworth Wednesday, and the remains were interred in the Palmyra cemetery. Mrs. Morton came East sometime ago to visit her parents and was taken ill, and her husband, F. W. Morton, an editor on the Chicago Times, was summoned. She was 36 years of age, and besides her husband leaves two children.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Morton, Hattie L., wife of Frank, Sept. 1, 1890, 35y

Patrick Cavanaugh, an old and highly respected citizen of Clyde, died Wednesday aged 79 years, leaving a wife and six children.

Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date late August 1887 (Newark NY)

Mrs. Phebe Hill, wife of George A. Hill, died suddenly on Sunday morning the 21st, aged 74 years, 3 months and 11 days. She was born in Palatine, removed to this town 32 years ago, had been married to Mr. Hill 45 years and many years a member of the Reformed Church. She leaves a husband and 8 children. The funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. A. P. Burgess on Tuesday, and the remains were buried at East Newark. Mrs. Hill was an excellent woman, loved by all who knew her.

East Newark Cemetery
Hill, Phebe, 8 Aug 1887, 74 Yrs., Wife of George. Mother to John Dellenbeck.

Frank E. Conine, jr., died of pneumonia on Mnday afternoon, aged 9 months, after having been sick but two days. Dr. Parsons attended him during the time he was sick, and at last a consultation was held, but all to no avail. The father and mother have the sympathy of their many friends in Newark and vicinity.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Conine, Frank. E. Jr. Aug. 24, 1887 9 mo.

Died, at Palmyra, August 21st, Lyman Lyon of that village. He was a well know(sic) business man, and a prominent member of the Methodist church. He was for six years clerk of Wayne county, and since that time has been engaged in banking and other business. Malaria fever was the supposed cause of his death. He leaves a wife sister to Armon Spencer of Newark, and two daughters, Mrs. A. R. Knapp and Miss Cora B. Lyon. Funeral at the church this afternoon.

Palmyra Village Cemetery
Lyon, Lyman, Aug. 21, 1887, 67y 7m 6d

Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date June 1889 (Newark NY)

Cleveland, Ohio, papers announce the death of Levi Marble, in the town of Bedford, near that city, in which town he had lived since 1830, and held various responsible positions. Mr. Marble was a nephew of Levi Marble, and was born at "Taunton," now Marbletown, three miles southeast of this village, where his uncle "kept tavern." Levi Marble was a cousin of Lyman and Oliver Crothers, and the family together with the Ridleys, Dunhams, Dunwells, Burgesses, Daniels', Baileys, Purchases were all settlers about Marbletown at the very beginning of this century. Mr. Marble was born in 1820 and removed to Ohio when but ten years old. His grandmother died at the age of 100, and her remains are in the old Marbletown cemetery. Thomas Purchase died at the age of 103, and Robert at the age of 100 - also buried there.

G. W. Getman, of Lyons, has been called to Ilion by the sickness and death of his brother, Dr. J. F. Getman.

Levi Winegar, of Lyons, stumbled over the railing near Knowles warehouse Monday evening, and was drowned.

Wayne Democratic Press, unknown date in February 1860


At the residence of her son-in-law, A. Tanner, of Manchester, Ontario Co., on the 7th February inst., Mrs. ELIZABETH WENTWORTH, aged 79 years.

Palmyra Cemetery (Vienna Street)
Wentworth, Charles - 1777-1850
Wentworth, Elizabeth Dougherty - wife, 1781-1860
Wentworth, LeGrand D. - son, 1834-1900
Wentworth, Hamilton - 1804-1872

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, June 14, 1905

Mrs. G. S. Transue

Williamson, June 13.- Mrs. G. S. Transue, for several years a resident of Williamson, died at a Syracuse hospital last night, after a brief illness, aged 63 years. She was the wife of Rev. Mr. Transue, who was at one time pastor of the Williamson Methodist Episcopal Church, and who has been preaching at Truxton, N.Y. Those who survive are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Frank D. Young, of Syracuse, Mrs. Albert R. Desmond, of Rose, and Mrs. Lola Kelsey and Mrs. Frank Kellogg, of Syracuse, and four sons, Judson L. Transue, the Williamson baker, George Transue, of Hartford, Conn., Seward Transue, of Bellona, and Hobart Transue, of Auburn.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, July 28, 1903

Sudden Death of One of the Oldest Business Men of Lyons.

Lyons, July 27.- Elbridge Gerry Leonard, one of the oldest business men of this village, died suddenly this morning at his home on Pearl street from heart failure. He had been suffering for some time from a carbuncle at the base of the brain, which at one time caused blood poisoning. He was 74 years of age and was born and raised in the town of Butler. He came here about 1848. Later on he engaged with the late Caleb Rice. Just before the war, Mr. Rice admitted Mr. Leonard to partnership with him as C. Rice & Co., and at the death of Caleb Rice, Mr. Leonard succeeded to the business, carrying it on at the same place on Water street until about 1890.

He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Clarissa King. His second wife was Miss Barber, who, with two children by the first wife, Frederick R./H.(?) Leonard, of this village, and Mrs. Frederick Ross, of Chicago, Ill, survive. Deceased was one of the oldest members of the Presbyterian Church in this village. Politically he was a staunch Republican. He also has two brothers, Elwin D., of this village, and Egbert N., of Savannah. He was a member of Humanity Lodge, No. 406, F. and A.M., of this village.

Death Malady Caused by Over Study

Lyons, July 27.- Miss Grace Percy, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Percy, died this morning, after a protracted illness from spinal meningitis, brought on by overstudy at school. Deceased was 10 years of age and is survived by a father, mother, sister, Miss Ethel, and brothers, Roy, Raymond and Claude, all residing in this village.

The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, June 14, 1922

Miss Anna Coffee.

Miss Anna Coffee died at a hospital in Syracuse last Saturday morning.

The remains were brought to Clyde Saturday evening and funeral services were held at St. JOhn's Catholic Church, Tuesday morning at nine o'clock.

The deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Herbert Smith, of Vincent, Wis., Mrs. Victor DePioler(?), of Schenectady, Mrs. John Baker and Mrs. Joseph Henry, of Syracuse, and two brothers, John and William, of Clyde, besides her mother.

Card of Thanks.

We desire to hereby express our heartfelt thanks to all those who so kindly gave their aid and sympathy in the hour of our late bereavement.

Mrs. James Coffey
and family

From The Lake Shore News, July 14, 1921

Mrs. Mark E. Hendrick, of Fair Haven, formerly of Huron and Wolcott, died at about 2 o'clock this morning. She had been an invalid from paralysis for a number of months. Undertaker Bevier was summoned this morning. The time of the funeral was not yet definitely decided upon, but it probably will be held, Saturday afternoon, with interment, in the family lot in Glenside cemetery, here.

NEW 12/17/10   Sue Rupp has contributed 5 obituaries of her ancestors. "I am always looking for more info about these relatives I never knew and only just recently discovered."

Wolcott NY Lake Shore News (date on page obscured)
(this same write-up also appeared in the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Wed, Sept 27 1905 under the heading Augustus Heck)



Passed Away Last Sunday, After a Long Illness


Augustus Heck, a well-known resident of Huron died last Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Mr. Heck had been ill a long time of complications of diseases, nearly every vital organ being affected. For weeks it had been known that his time was short and his death had been expected almost any day.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. yesterday from the house, which is near Lake Bluff. The services was conducted by the Rev. James R. Guthrie, the burial being in the Huron cemetery.

Augustus Heck was born in German, Aug. 2, 1939, son of Philip L. Heck, who came to America in 1848. Two years later he sent for his family. Philip was a highly educated man and was overseer of a lead mine in Germany. He enlisted in the civil war in 1861 for three years, was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg and discharged.

There were eight children originally. The four brothers, Henry, Augustus, William and Alfred, all enlisted in the service. Augustus was in the 3rd Ohio cavalry. His principal engagements were Shiloh, Stone River, Chicamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta.

After the close of the war Augustus returned to Huron, where he had since resided, for some years being engaged in the fishing business on Lake Ontario.

In 1884 he purchased a farm formerly owned by Daniel Plumb, his wife's father. He was married in 1860 to Eliza Ann, daughter of Daniel and Electa (Green) Plumb, who had come into this country in 1820.

Of this marriage there were eight children of whom five are now living: Charles A Heck, Mrs Mabel Curtis of Rose, and Mrs. Myrtle LeRoy, Mrs Maggie Davie and Mrs Bertha Gallagher of Huron.

Being left a widower about two years ago, Mr Heck married again. - Lake Shore News (Wolcott)

Wolcott NY Lake Shore News (date on page obscurred)

Augustus Heck, a well-known farmer residing near Lake Bluff, died last Sunday at 10 a.m. He was 66 years old and a veteran of the civil war. His disease was the result of exposure and long marching during his service. His wife died two years ago. About a year after he married Mrs. Ives of Rochester. A family of four daughter and one son survive, also his widow. Mr. Heck had been in poor health for some time. He spent several weeks in a Rochester hospital last spring and received special treatment from different physicians, but all to no avail. For several days before his death he was unable to take nourishment or medicine. The funeral was held on Wednesday, the 13th inst., at his home at 2 p.m., Rev. James R. Guthrie, of North Huron, officiated. Interment was in the Huron cemetery.

The Record, Sodus, NY, September 15, 1905

The death of Augustus Heck, aged 63 years, occured at his late home near Lake Bluff Sunday, after a long illness. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday. He is survived by a wife and four daughters, Mrs. Levi Curtis of North Rose, Mrs. J. Gallagher, Mrs L. Davis and Mrs. H. Leroy of Huron, and one son Charles.

The following obit is for Augustus Heck's first wife - Eliza Ann [Plumb] Heck.

The Record, Sodus, NY, August 29, 1902

Mrs. Eliza Heck, living near Lake Bluff died Wednesday, September 20th. Mrs. Heck's illness had been mentioned from time to time in THE RECORD. She was a great sufferer. Her disease was diabetes, then dropsy, and later blood poisoning. She was unable to obtain any rest or sleep the past two years only when in a sitting position. Her age was 59 years. A husband, four daughters, Mrs. Levi Curtis of North Rose, Mrs. Lewis Davis, Mrs. James Gallagher and Mrs. H. C. Leroy of Huron and a son Charles Heck, who lived at home, and a sister, Mrs. James Green of Huron survive. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, and were largely attended. Interment was in the Huron cemetery, Rev. Guthrie of North Huron officiated.

This is my great grandmother Bertha [Heck] Gallagher Collum, who I believe was born in the Huron/Rose NY area, lived there with her first husband and later moved to Rochester where she remarried and later died:

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Sunday, May 17 1931

COLLUM - Mrs. Bertha Collum entered into rest Thursday evening, May 14th 1931. She is survived by four sons, Fred, Raymond, Alfred and Roland Gallagher; three daughters Mrs. Mary Fry, Mrs. Margaret Davenport and Miss Helen Gallagher.

This is for my great-grandfather James C. Gallagher who immigrated from Ireland and lived and farmed in the Huron/Rose NY area:

Wolcott News, February 02, 1922

James C Gallagher Dies at His Daughter's Home

James C. Gallagher, a well-known farmer of Huron died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marguetta Davenport of Resort at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, aged 55 years, 8 months and 90 days. It is believed that he had a shock Saturday. It was not deemed serious at first, but he steadily grew worse until he passed away.

Mr. Gallagher was born in Ireland, May 11 1966, but had long resided in this country. He lost a son during the World war, the remaining children who survive being his daughter Mrs. Davenport, at whose home he passed away, two others, Mary, of Rochester, and Helen, of Resort and three sons Alfred, Rowland and Raymond Gallagher, all of Huron.

The funeral will be held today, at 1:30 p.m. from the house and at 2 o'clock from the Resort church, the Rev. Mr. Williams of North Rose, officiating. Interment will be made in the Huron cemetery.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, March 27, 1894, page 4

James E. Stewart, of Wolcott, died Saturday, aged 66 years. He leaves a wife, but no children. The funeral will be held to-day.

Claude Powell, only son of George Powell, of Newbridge, died Sunday at the residence of C. F. Flitchcroft, with whom he made his home.

Emmet Teats, of the town of Ontario, died at his home near Ontario Center last Saturday, aged 64 years. He leaves a wife, one son, and two daughters.

Leonora Stone, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stone, died at the home of her parents, two miles north of Clyde, Saturday, with the croup. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. David Kappel, pastor of the Clyde Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated.

Further news received from Texas by Fletcher Williams and family, of Newark, state that the decision of the coroner's inquest held over the body of Charles R. Williams, was accidental shooting resulting from the discharge of a revolver which he was cleaning. The deceased was for several years assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Newark. Last June he was married to Miss Sadie Cochran, of Rochester, and in January he severed his connection with the bank, and went to Texas. He located at Devers, Liberty county, and purchased 2,000 acres of land, and intended making that his future home. His cousin, Mr. Morley, formerly of Clyde, and wife were with him there, and will start this evening with the remains, which have been embalmed.

From the Newark Arcadian Gazette, unknown date in November 1888


We have been requested by friends of the deceased to reprint the following obituary of a man once well known in this county. The extract is from the Ticonderoga (N.Y.) Sentinal:

On Thursday, November 8, 1888, John F. Bowman, of this village, died at his home in the forty-first year of his age. He had been sick for about six weeks, fluctuated from slight improvement to very serious and dangerous conditions until the last day or two, when he seemed slightly improved. Suddenly and unexpectedly, on Thursday afternoon he was taken with hemorrhage of the bowels and in an hour or two had finished the struggles of life and was forever at rest. During his long illness not only the combined skill of our best physicians was employed, but the great specialist, Dr. Ward of Albany, was called to his aid. But neither skill nor experience, nor the most patient and skillful nursing could arrest the disease or ward off the grim messenger.

Mr. Bowman was born in Wayne county and lived and worked on a farm in Sodus until he was grown to manhood, when he went to Lyons and engaged in the employ of Dan. Moran in the clothing business, in which he continued for several years. In 1876 he married Miss Gertie Symonds of Cedar Lake, N.Y., and being out of health went to reside with his father-in-law, H. G. Symonds, where he remained five years, going thence to Utica and engaging in the grocery business and succeeding admirably. In 1886 he came to Ticonderoga and, in company with E. T. Harrington, purchased the general merchandise store of Gilligan & Stevens. At the end of the first year he purchased the interest of Mr. Harrington and had since conducted the business alone.

During the short time he resided in town he made hosts of friends and wont he sincere respect of a very large number of our citizens. His uniform courtesy, his fairness and integrity in all his dealings, and his patience and gentlemess to all, softened all hearts to him and inspired the confidence and highest esteem of all.

His funeral services occurred on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Dickens officiating. The remains were temporarily interred in our cemetery to be removed to Litchfield, Herkimer county in the spring.

From The Newark Union, Saturday, February 23, 1907, page 2

William R. Barrett, died at his home near Lyons Thursday, aged 83 years.

BARRETT Wm. R. 1824-1907
BARRETT Sarah, wife, 1808-1895

Mrs. Bishop, wife of Reuben S. Bishop, of Clyde, died Thursday, aged 75 years.

Mrs. Mary A. Espenscheid, wife of William Espenscheid of Fergusons Corners, died last Thursday morning, aged 55 years. Her husband and father survived.

ESPENSCHEID William H. 1851-1924
ESPENSCHEID Mary A. wife 1852-1907

In the death of Fred Borck which occurred at Lyons this week, that village loses one of its most highly respected German-American citizens. He was 90 years of age. Surviving are his widow and five children.

BORCK Frederick 1817-1907
BORCK Dorothy wife 1829-1857
BORCK Dorothea wife 1823-1909

Frank Carson, a former Newark man, died at Rochester, Sunday night, aged 55 years. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Grover, Earl and Floyd Carson, two brothers, William and Albert Carson of Newark, and two sisters, Mrs. Coon and Mrs. Hill, of Stanley.

Herman Brockhuisen, a former resident of Williamson, died at Rochester early in the week.

Mrs. David Taylor, died at South Butler Saturday, aged 75 years.

Butler-Savannah Cemetery
David 1828 - 1893
Jane, wife, 1831 - 1907

From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, April 12th, 1899

Mrs. Catharine Blasedell, widow of the late Pomeroy Blasedell of this village, died yesterday morning at the residence of her son Charles.

Town of Galen & Village of Clyde
Miscellaneous Death Records
11 February 1899 Pomeroy A. BLAISDELL, age 75y, Retired, born Savannah, Parents born Savannah, (no names given), General debility, buried Savannah.

From The Newark Union, Saturday, April 27, 1907, page 2

Albert Beam.

The death of Albert Beam, until about four years ago a resident of Newark, occurred at his home in Despatch Thursday, at the age of 67 years, from apoplexy. The remains have been brought to Newark for interment in Willow Avenue Cemetery and the funeral services will be held from the home of a daughter of deceased, Mrs. William Schwartz, west of the New York Central, Sunday at 2 o'clock. The other survivors are the widow and another daughter, Mrs. O. H. (?) Sherman, of Marion.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Beam, Albert W. wife Charlotte G. 1839-1907
Beam, Charlotte G. husb. Albert W. 1848-1921

Mary Frances Jewell.

A very sad and untimely death occurred at her home on East Miller street Tuesday morning when Mrs. Mary Frances Jewell, aged 45 years, passed away after a week's illness of pleural pneumonia.

Mrs. Jewell had lived in Newark several years and those who knew her are high in their praise of her many admirable qualities. She was born in Sodus and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Knox, of Rose. She was a member of the Ladies of the Maccabees.

Besides her husband she is survived by her husband, Irving Jewell; a son, John, and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Christy; also by a sister, Mrs. Ida Pinkerton, of Rochester, and two brothers, Edward Knox, of Rose, and Manley Knox, of Newark.

The funeral was held at the house at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Braunschweig officiating. The remains will be interred in the Willow Avenue Cemetery.

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Jewel, Mary Frances 1860-1907.

Darius A. Lake.

Darius A. Lake, aged 71, died Tuesday night at 9:30 at his late residence in Marbletown. On September 18th last he had a slight shock and had since been ill and had gradually declined until the end. On Sunday afternoon, March 31st, Mr. Lake had a second shock and from then until his demise he was unconscious most of the time. His suffering, which was unspeakably great, occurred in the interim between the first and second shock. The shocks affected the nerves of his spine and limbs and rendered him helpless.

D.A. Lake was born in Maine February 8th, 1836, a son of George and Roxanna Lake. When he was between two and three years old he moved to Marbletown with his parents and had spent his life there with the exception of three years in the Civil War and three years in Michigan prior to his marriage. He married Miss Elsie Parkhurst, of East Newark, January 1st, 1861, and enlisted in Company A of the 160th Regiment, N.Y. Vols. in 1862, and served for three years. Mr. Lake's first daughter was born while he was in the South fighting for the preservation of his country and was two years old before he saw her. He was never wounded, but in one battle seven bullets went through his hat.

Upon his return from the war he took up farming at Marbletown. During his long life in this community Mr. Lake had made a great many friends. He was a kind father, a splendid neighbor and universally respected and honored by those who knew him. He was a member of the William B. Vosburgh Post, G. A. R., of this village, and of the National Protective Legion.

Mr. Lake is survived by his widow, three children, Mrs. Effie West, who lives on the farm; Mrs. Charles De Velder, of East Maple avenue, and William R. Lake, who resides at home; two brothers, Charles and Samuel Lake, of Mount Rose, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Peterson, of Newark; Mrs. Lydia Wolfe, of Newark, and Miss Addie Lake, of Newark; two grandchildren, Miss Ethel and Edward West, of this village.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the house at 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of the Vosburgh Post, Rev. Charles Palmatier officiating. The burial was made at East Newark.

William Cornell.

William Cornell, aged 76 years, died suddenly Sunday morning at his late residence southeast of the village. Saturday night he was taken with a severe pain of the heart and died as stated. Deceased was born in England. He came to the United States fifty-four years ago. During all these years he was ever increasing his wide circle of friends and was an honored and respected citizen.

He leaves a widow, three sons, Charles, William and Fred Cornell, and two daughters, Mrs. A. Merriam and Mrs. J. Woodhouse.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the house, Rev. Arthur Copeland officiating.

East Newark Cemetery
Town of Arcadia
Cornell, Mrs Adelaide, 10 Sep 1916, 86 Yrs.
Cornell, William, 21 Apr 1907, 76 Yrs.

Mrs. William De Puy.

Saturday morning at 6:15 o'clock at Dr. Lee's Hospital in Rochester occurred the death of Mrs. William De Puy, aged 46. Mrs. De Puy was born in Bloomsburg, Pa., November 22nd, 1860, and spent her early life there with her parents, Henry and Jane Witt. On November 14th, 1884(?), she was married to William De Puy and four years later moved to this village. She was a member of the Baptist Church and of the National Protective Legion, but her weak health prohibited her from taking very active parts in the work of either. Mrs. De Puy leaves one son, Fred, one brother, William Witt, of Geneva, and her husband.

East Newark Cemetery
Town of Arcadia
De Puy, Josephine, 20 Apr 1907, 46 Yrs., Of Rochester, NY

Mrs. Magdalena Snell, aged 20 (?) years, died at her late home in Lyons Wednesday.

Brutus Wilder, aged 80 years, died at his late home in Williamson last week Friday morning. He is survived by a widow, a son and a daughter.

Sunnyside Cemetery
Town of Williamson
WILDER Brutus 1827-1907
WILDER Lucy, wife 1829-1917

Abram H. Sanford, late of Phelps, died at New York last week. He was 54 years of age.

In New York city, recently, Abraham Sanford, aged 54 years, formerly of Phelps. Interment in Phelps. [Canandaigua Chronicle, April 24, 1907]

Mrs. Mary J. Andrews, aged 45 (?), sister of Samuel D. Anderson, of this village, died at her late home in Spencerport Monday afternoon.

The death of H. Carlton Knowles, aged 48 years, occurred at Palmyra Saturday morning. He was the only son of Major H. P. Knowles, one of Palmyra's well known bankers. His widow survives.

Palmyra Cemetery, Vienna Street
Knowles, Capt. Henry P. - May 29, 1827-Aug. 12, 1909, 9 N.Y. Art.
Knowles, Evelyn Sherman - wife, Aug. 25, 1828-March 3, 1899
Knowles, Josephine - dau., Oct. 12, 1860-Apr. 24, 1923
Knowles, Carlton - son, Mar. 27, 1858-Apr. 23, 1907
Knowles, Mary A. - (no dates)

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